Saturday, July 19, 2008

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tolle

Happy Birthday today to Lizzie Tolle Buchmeier, who was Larry's Great Grandmother.

She was born July 19, 1873 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She married August Z. Buchmeier on June 9, 1892 at Wellscreek, Kansas. Wellscreek is just south east of Wamego, Kansas. There is nothing there today except an old church and farm houses. We took a little road trip out that way a few years ago and it was quite interesting. Lizzie must have came to Kansas with her parents, Friedrich Tolle and Engel Dreiling Tolle because both are buried at Alma, Kansas.

Lizzie and August had seven children, including Sara Augusta Ida, who was born May 18, 1897 and was Larry's grandmother.

Lizzie died November 12, 1947 at Alma, Kansas and is buried there. She died just 11 months after her husband August who is also buried at Alma. Larry's mother has fond memories of her grandparents.

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