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Name Damme, Johann Heinrich, 1853-1940
Othernames Damme, John Henry
Damme, J.H.
Born 09/21/1853
Birthplace Franklin County, MO
Father Damme, William
Mother Damme, Charlotte
Notes Talmage Citizen Dies Suddenly

Relatives and friends were greatly shocked, Wednesday, by the news that J. H. Damme of Talmage had passed away at eight o'clock that morning, April 3, at Clarkson hospital in Omaha. He had been there three weeks, and on Wednesday morning submitted to a very dangerous operation, which proved fatal to him. Had he lived until October of this year he would have been eighty-seven years old.

Survivors include his widow, three sons and one daughter, Henry of McAllen, Texas, Mrs. Chas. E. Wood of Talmage, William at home, and Theodore, of Talmage. Two children died in infancy. Two brothers and two sisters also mourn the passing of Mr. Damme, and they are Louis Damme of Haskell, Okla., Herman Damme of Silver Creek, Nebr., Mrs. Henry Wittler of Cook, and Mrs. Aug. Cahle of Berger, Mo.

Mr. Damme was one of Talmage's oldest, and most influential citizens. He was highly respected throughout the entire Community. Hard work was never shirked by him, and it was only in the last few years that he had let down a little from work, to travel and enjoy life a little more. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding a few years ago. To the bereaved family goes sympathy in their sorrow. Funeral services will held at his late home, Saturday, at 1:30 p. m., and at McWilliams where he will be laid to rest in the McWilliams cemetery.

Source: Cook Courier, 4 Apr 1940
Relationships Damme, H.C.H. (brother)
Spouse Holtgrewe, Caroline
Children Damme, Theodore F.
Damme, William H.
Damme, Henry H.
Damme, John W.
Wood, Emma Damme
Deceased 04/03/1940
Deceased where Omaha, NE

Associated Records

Image of 11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

White quilt made up of 25 blocks. The center block depicts a sideview of a church and steeple stitched in red thread. Above the church red lettering reads "Mc Williams Prct. / Otoe County / Lorton Nebr / U.S.A." Beneath the church red lettering reads "Ger. Evang. St. Johannes. 1885." The other 24 blocks of the quilt have 24 signatures stitched in red thread on each. The signatures on each square are arranged in a circular pattern around a central cloud-like shape. The quilt has white backing and self binding.