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Name Damme, Mary Katherine (Brune), 1876-1960
Othernames Brune, Mary K.
Born 05/01/1876
Birthplace Westphalia, Germany
Places of residence Otoe County, NE

Mrs. Mary Brune Damme, of Silver Creek, Nebraska, passed away Thursday morning, Aug.10, 1960, at the hospital in McPherson, Kansas. She had been staying with her daughter Mrs. Edna Layton, of that city, for the last few months. Born in Westphalia, Germany on May 1, 1876,she was the widow of (Herman) H. C. H. Damme who before moving to silver Creek a General Store at Lorton, Nebraska for many years.

She was a charter member of the St.John's (McWilliams) Evangelical and Reformed Ladies Aid. Her husband, her two daughters Hannah and Charlotte, and her son Herman preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing the daughter at McPherson, Kansas, and five sons,George at Silver Creek, Edwin, Elmer and Oscar of Sioux City, Iowa, and Alvin of Omaha, and number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Silver Creek, Friday 9:30 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John's (McWilliams) Church with Rev. Lewis G. Marx, pastor in charge. Interment was at McWilliams Cemetery.

Source: The Talmage Tribune, 18 Aug 1960
Spouse Damme, H.C.H.
Children Damme, Alvin
Damme, Oscar
Damme, Elmer
Damme, George
Damme, Herman
Damme, Edwin
Damme, Johanna
Longnecker, Charlotte Damme
Layton, Edna Damme
Deceased 08/10/1960
Deceased where McPherson, KS

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.