Platte Co., NE - Luschen Obits NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA OBITUARIES
OF LUSCHENS, LUESCHENS, LUTJELUSCHENS


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BADE, MARY L. (LUESCHEN) (July 11, 1863 - January 8, 1919) - [The Columbus Telegram, January 10, 1919, pg. 1, col. 4]
    Two more deaths from typhoid occurred in the Frank Bade family, of Sherman township, this week, bringing the list of victims up to five within one month. Mrs. Bade died at their home nineteen and a half miles northeast of Columbus, Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock, after a seven weeks' struggle against the dread typhus. Scarcely had relatives and friends met the shock of her passing, when the sad message came that her 11-year-old son, Willie, died in the hospital at Leigh yesterday morning.
    Mr. Bade's death occurred December 14; a daughter, Miss Dora, passed away December 17, and a son, Oscar, died December 19. Thus, of a happy family of twelve members one short month ago, there now survive only seven children--Herman, aged 30; Bertha, 29; Louis, 27; Frank, 29; Walter, 16; Albert, 13, and Elizabeth, 9. Louis and Albert have escaped the fatal malady. The other boys are now believed to be recovering at the hospital at Leigh. Elizabeth has practically regained her health at a hospital in Columbus. Miss Bertha, however, has been in critical condition again this week, though a slight improvement was noted yesterday morning.
    That they contracted the typhoid from drinking water drawn from a well on the farm has practically been established, according to Supervisor Ed Lueschen, relative of the stricken family. Mr. Lueschen says that a sample of the water has been sent to the state bacteriologist at Lincoln; that he has found it to be infested with typhus bacilli and has pronounced it unfit for drinking purposes. The old well is a shallow one, located close to a creek.
    Arrangements have been made for a double funeral service to be held at the German Lutheran church in Sherman township at noon Saturday, and the bodies of Mrs. Bade and her son Willie will be laid to rest in the cemetery near the church, where already three fresh mounds of earth bear mute evidence of the grief that has come to this Platte county family.
    Mrs. Bade was a daughter of one of the county's sterling pioneers, the venerable Herman Lueschen. She was born in Wisconsin July 11, 1871, and the family came here while she was a little child, locating in Sherman township. She was married to Mr. Bade March 19, 1888. Besides her children mentioned above, she leaves her aged father, four brothers and four sisters--Alfred Lueschen, of Colfax county; Oscar and Herman, of Platte county; Henry residing in Colorado; Mrs. Emma Meyer, of Pierce county; Mrs. C.J. Bisson and Mrs. Carl Hollman, residing north of Columbus, and Mrs. William Hellbusch, of Texas.

LEUSCHEN, JOHN - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, December 5, 1961, pg. 11, col. 4]
    Word was received here Friday of the death of John Leuschen, 69, former Creston resident, who died of a heart attack at him home in El Monte, Calif.
    He was a brother-in-law of John and William Claussen and a nephew of Adolph Leuschen, and has a number of other relatives here and at Leigh.
    He was born and reared on a farm near Creston and when farm near Creston when as a his parents [sic]. He graduated from Creston high school in 1911 and worked in an elevator.
    After his marriage to Lena Claussen in July of 1916, he was employed as a bookkeeper at Tilden and also worked in elevators at Verdel, Stanton and West Point. He moved to El Monte in 1947.
    Surviving are his wife; one son, Robert, Omaha; two daughters, B'Ette of Washington, D.C., and Lois of El Monte; and a sister, Elsie, of Council Bluffs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Leuschen, one brother and one sister.

LUESCHEN, ADOLPH H. (1883 - 1970) - [The Columbus Telegram, March 16, 1970, pg. 7, col. 4]
    Services for Adolph H. Lueschen were conducted Saturday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home and St. Peter's Lutheran Cnurch in Creston. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Creston. Pallbearers were Arthur Hellbush, Elmer Wendt, Earl Muhle, George Meyer, Harvey Sander and Rolland Rosendahl.

LUESCHEN, ALFRED (June 7, 1872 - June 19, 1956)

LUESCHEN, ALFRED MILTON (March 28, 1911 - December 8, 1976) - [Columbus Telegram, December 8, 1976, pg. 12, col. 2]
    Alfred Milton (Jiggs) Lueschen, Leigh, died early this morning at Schuyler Memorial Hospital. He was 65.
    Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leigh, with burial in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Chamberlain will officiate. Rozanek Funeral Home, Leigh, is in charge.
    Mr. Lueschen was born March 28, 1911 south of Leigh, where he spent his entire life. Son of Alfred and Dora (Bade) Lueschen, he was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
    A bachelor, he was secretary-treasurer of the Leigh Farmers Insurance Co. and served on the Colfax County ASCS board many years.
    Nieces and nephews survive. His parents and sister, Mrs. Robert (Olga) Craig preceded him in death.

LUESCHEN, ALVIN G. - [The Columbus Telegram, April 10, 1972, pg. 15, col. 8]
    Word was received by Mrs. S.S. Hadley of the death April 7 of her cousin, Alvin G. Lueschen of Whittier, Calif. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.G. Lueschen of La Habra, Calif., formerly resided in COlumbus, where Dr. Lueschen practiced for many years. Mrs. Lueschen was a sister of the late Mrs. Alice Speice Robinson and Mrs. August Wagner. Alvin Lueschen is survived by his wife, two daughters and a sister. Funeral arrangements are pending.

LUESCHEN, ALVIN G. (DR.) - [The Columbus Telegram, March 2, 1973, pg. 8, col. 3]
    Funeral rites were held Feb. 14 in Whittier, Calif., for Dr. Alvin G. Lueschen, La Habra, Calif., who died Feb. 10. Formerly of Columbus, he was a brother of the late Adolph Lueschen of Creston.
    Dr. Lueschen had practiced in southwest Los Angeles since 1928 when he helped establish the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the Medical-Surgical Institute of Southern California.
    Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; daughter, Mrs. Harold Sparling; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anne Lueschen; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

LUESCHEN, AMALIE (May 29, 1879 - February 15, 1973) - [The Columbus Telegram, February 16, 1973, pg. 7, col. 5]
    Funeral rites for Mrs. Amalie Lueschen, 93, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday (prayer service) and 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Creston, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Nelson will officiate.
    Resident of Creston in recent years, Mrs. Lueschen died Thursday in Behlen Hospital. Her body will lie in state at Gass-Haney Funeral Chapel, 1 p.m. Sunday to 11:30 a.m. Monday; 1-2 p.m. at church.
    Daughter of the late Frederich and Anna Zitterich Cattau, she was born May 29, 1879 in Oldenburg, Germany, and came to the United States when she was 14. After a few years at Clarks, she resided in the Boheet area south of Creston until moving to town.
    She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and WMS. The family suggests memorials to Bethphage Mission at Axtell, Neb.
    Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Julius (Lucy) Hollman of Columbus; Arthur of St. Francis, Kan.; Mrs. Walter (Florence) Feye, Julius and Hugo, all of Creston; a brother, Herman J. Cattau of Columbus, 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Paul; six brothers, Louis, Fred, Henry, William, Carl and Rudolf Cattau; three sisters, Mrs. August (Anna) Wurdeman, Mrs. John (Wilhelmina) Wurdeman and Mrs. Fred (Elisa) Sander, all of the Creston-Columbus area.

LUESCHEN, ANNA (January 3, 1892) - [The Columbus Journal, January 20, 1892]
    ...buried in the Lutheran cemetery this week...the only daughter of Gerhart Luschen of Sherman twp., age 3 years. [Grand Prairie.]

LUESCHEN, ANNA GESINE (December 30, 1863 - March 6, 1933) -[The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 7, 1933, pg. 8, col. 3-4]
    Mrs. Anna Lueschen, 69, 2822 Nineteenth street passed away at 5:15 p.m. yesterday at her home, following a lingering illness. Mr. Lueschen had been in failing health for the last year, and had been confined to her bed for the last two months. Her death was caused by liver trouble and other complications. Miss Anna Gesine Schmidt was born on Dec. 30, 1863 in Bremen, Germany, and at the age of 24 years migrated to this country, and came directly to Platte county, Nebraska. Here on Sept. 19, 1887, she was united in marriage to John Diedrich Lueschen, and following their marriage, they made their home on his farm, seven miles north of Columbus. The trials and tribulations they experienced during the early day farm life in this vicinity is similar to that of the other pioneer farmers. In 1911, when Mr. Lueschen's health began to fail, they moved into Columbus to retire from active farming, and live a more restful life. He passed away on Jan. 24, 1912, and Mrs. Lueschen continued to reside in the city with her daughter, Miss Elsie Lueschen. Mrs. Lueschen has always been a member of the Lutheran faith, and was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran church, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Preceding the church services, a short prayer service will be conducted at the home at 1:30 p.m. Rev. H. Goede, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate. Mrs. Lueschen is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E.A. Harms, of Omaha, Mrs. E.L. Mueller, and Miss Elsie Lueschen, of Columbus; one brother, John Schmidt, of Bremen, Germany; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

LUESCHEN, ANNA MARIE (September 9, 1839 - December 29, 1905) - [The Columbus Journal, January 3, 1906]
    Mrs. Anna M. Lueschen died at her home in this city last Friday afternoon of heart failure and was buried Tuesday from Loseke Creek church.
    Deceased was born in Germany on September 7, 1839. She came to Nebraska with her husband in 1869 and has lived with him fourteen miles north of Columbus untill about three months ago when she was brought to Columbus for regular treatment. Mrs. Lueschen leaves a husband and five children, one son Henry and four daughters, Lydia, Mrs. Loseke, Mrs. Henry Cattau and Mrs. Wm. Hake.

LUESCHEN, ARNOLD - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, May 22, 1956, pg. 4, col. 5]
    CRESTON -- (Special) -- Military graveside services were conducted at the Creston cemetery Friday morning for Arnold Lueschen, 60, a World War I veteran and former Creston resident. The burial followed funeral services at the Holmes Funeral home in Leigh.
    Mr. Lueschen, whose home was in Noel, Mo., died in the Lafayette, Ark., Veterans hospital where he was a patient for two weeks.
    Reared in this community, Mr. Lueschen moved to Tilden and later to Omaha where he was a druggest for many years. In his younger days he was a professional ball player in the Western League.
    He is survived by his wife; two sons; sister, Mrs. Elsie Dale of Council Bluffs, Ia.; brother, John in California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lueschen, and sister, Florence.
    Pallbearers were two cousins, Milton and Milan Lueschen, Fred Gigax, Charles Marx, William Claussen and Paul Thielen.

LUESCHEN, ARTHUR A. (? - abt. September 1995)

LUESCHEN, AUGUST (October 13, 1867 - December 7, 1879) - [The Columbus Journal, December 17, 1879]
    Diphtheria has made sad work in the family of Henry J. Leuschen. August J. a lad thirteen years old died; then Henry J. nine years old, died on the 9th inst., and the next day Fred J. four years old, making three deaths in a week. Other members of the family were, according to our information on Saturday, improving.

LUESCHEN, BABY (May 5, 1886--daughter of H & B)

LUESCHEN, BERTHA (October 28, 1847 - May 12, 1910) - [The Columbus Journal, May 18, 1910, pg. 5, col. 3]
    Following a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Herman Lueschen passed away at her home nine miles southwest of town, early Tuesday morning. Mrs. Lueschen arose as usual, at about five o'clock, but complained of a severe headache. She grew worse and a stroke of paralysis followed, death relieving her of her suffering within an hour. In 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Lueschen came to Nebraska and settled upon the homestead nine miles south of town, which has been their home. To them were born eight children all of whom, with their father, survive. Mrs. Lueschen was sixty-two years of age and a woman whose loss will be keenly felt not only by members of her immediate family but by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, over whom her quiet influence for the better and higher things in life was ever prominent. Her love for her family and her home and her devotion to them came before all other duties and the splendid family which she has given to the world is evidence of her real worth.

LUESCHEN, CATHERINE (February 8, 1952 - December 18, 1998) - [The Columbus, Nebraska Telegram, December 20, 1998, pg. 6A, col. 1-2]
    COLUMBUS -- Catherine Ann Lueschen, 46, of rural Columbus died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Columbus Community Hospital, Inc.
    Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Burial is in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus.
    Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus with a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation will continue from 8-10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Lueschen was born Feb. 8, 1952, in Columbus to Eugene and Helen (Miksch) Bernt. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1970 and received an associate's degree from Central Community College-Platte Campus.
    She married John Lueschen Oct. 28, 1972, in Columbus.
    She was a lifelong resident of the Columbus area and worked at Nebraska Public Power District as an administrative secretary.
    She was a member of the church.
    Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brian and Cory, both of Columbus; one daughter, Sara of Columbus; her parents of Columbus; four brothers, Kenneth (Mary) Bernt, and Keith (Beverly) Bernt, all of Columbus, Carroll (Donna) Bernt of Loomis and Kevin (Anne) Bernt of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and one sister, Connie Bernt of Seattle, Wash.

LUESCHEN, CLARA (August 10, 1919 - September 26, 2002) - [The Columbus Telegram, September 27, 2002, pg. 6A, col. 5-6]
    CRESTON--Clara Lorina Lueschen, 83, of Creston died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Mory's Haven in Columbus.
    Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Leigh with the Rev. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul's Cemetery at Leigh.
    Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Gass Haney Funeral Home in Columbus and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the church.
    Mrs. Lueschen was born Aug. 10, 1919, in rural Richland to Louis and Milla (Plugge) Lutjelusche.
    She married Hugo Lueschen on Aug. 27, 1942, in rural Columbus. She was a school teacher at rural schools and a homemaker.
    She was a member of the church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also active in WELCA and the Ladies' Aid.
    Survivors include two sons, Elden Lueschen of Creston and Larry (Carolyn) Lueschen of Columbus; one daughter, Sharon (Dale) Ternus of Genoa; one brother, Otto Lutjelusche of David City; one sister, Martha Mueller of Columbus; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Florence Feye of Leigh and Viola Lutjelusche of Columbus.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Anna Muhle; and two brothers, Art Lutjelusche and Ernest Lutjelusche.
    Memorials may be directed to family choice.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gasshaney.com.

LUESCHEN, DOROTHEA (March 30, 1871 - March 10, 1934) - [obituary not found]

LUESCHEN, EDWARD (1867 - 1939) [The Columbus Daily Telegram, February 12, 1937, pg. 4, col. 3]
    Edward Lueschen, 69, prominent Platte county farmer and former supervisor, who resided on a farm 14 miles north of Columbus for nearly 60 years, passed away at 7:30 a.m. today at the University hospital in Omaha, following an illness of the last few weeks duration.
    Shortly before the holiday season, his health began to fail, and recently he had been taking treatment for a bladder infection. He was taken to Omaha a week ago yesterday and entered the hospital there for medical treatment, but his strength continued to fail gradually until death came this morning.
    Born on Oct. 31, 1867, in Mayville, Wis., he came to Nebraska with his parents when a boy, and they settled on the farm where he was making his home at the time of his death. He grew to manhood there, and on June 27, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Goetz, his childhood sweetheart, at St. Paul's Lutheran church near their families' homes.
    He took his bride to his parental home, and throughout his entire life he resided on this same farm. During that period of years he became widely known, and was always an esteemed and highly respected resident of that community.
    At the death, in 1916, of his father-in-law, John Goetz who was serving as a Platte county supervisor at that time, he was appointed to fill the unexpired term. At the next election, he became republican candidate for the office, and was elected to the office for four successive terms--the term being a two-year period at that time. He was a member of the board when the present court house was erected.
    He was a devout member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, and the services will be there, although the time has not been arranged. Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's Telegram.
    Mr. Lueschen is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. William Loseke, of Creston, and Mrs. Otto Loseke, and Mrs. Wesley Stevens, of Leigh; one son, Edgar, residing on the home farm; two brothers, Dr. A.G. Lueschen, of Los Angeles, and Adolph Lueschen, of Creston, and 17 grandchildren. Two sons, Oswold Lueschen, who died July 21, 1936 in Denver, and Henry, who died in infancy, preceded him in death.
    Herbert Ernst, of the Gass Funeral home, drove to Omaha this morning to bring the body here, and it will be at the funeral home until the time of the services has been determined.

LUESCHEN, ELAINE (? - July 27, 1996)

LUESCHEN, EMMA B. (1875 - 1953) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, October 19, 1953, pg. 4, col. 1]
    Mrs. Emma Lueschen, 78, long-time resident of Creston and vicinity, died early this morning at the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Fremont. She had been in failing health the past four years.
    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gass Funeral home and at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran church, Creston. The Rev. Warren Churchhill will officiate, and burial will be in St. Paul's cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral home from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.
    Mrs. Lueschen, daughter of John and Bertha Goetz, was born Sept. 30, 1875 at Milwaukee, Wis. When she was eight, the family moved to Nebraska, settling in the Creston community.
    She was married to Edward Lueschen on June 27, 1893 at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Leigh and they lived on farms near Creston until his death 16 years ago. The following year Mrs. Lueschen moved into Creston to make her home.
    She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church and the Missionary Society of the church.
    Survivors are: one son, Edgar of Barrington, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. William Loseke and Mrs. Otto Loseke of Leigh, Mrs. Wesley Stevens of Wakefield; one brother, Gus Goetz of Leigh; one sister, Mrs. Otto Wendt of Humphrey; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
    Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Oswald and Henry; her parents; one brother and one sister.

LUESCHEN, ERNST REINHARD (August 29, 1906 - April 9, 1909) - [The Columbus Journal, April 14, 1909]
    Ernest, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lueschen, jr., who reside on a farm nine miles north of this city, passed away at 9:30 Friday evening. The little one had been a sufferer for the past two years. Ernest was born in 1907, and was at the time of his death two years, eight months and eleven days of age. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the Loseke church, Rev. Dinneger officiating and the little one was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.

LUESCHEN, FRIEDA H. (1906 - 1942)

LUESCHEN, FRIEDRICK (August 6, 1875 - December 11, 1879) - [The Columbus Journal, December 17, 1879]
    Diphtheria has made sad work in the family of Henry J. Leuschen. August J. a lad thirteen years old died; then Henry J. nine years old, died on the 9th inst., and the next day Fred J. four years old, making three deaths in a week. Other members of the family were, according to our information on Saturday, improving.

LUESCHEN, GERHARD G. (1840 - May 2, 1929) - [obituary not found]

LUESCHEN, HEINRICH G. (February 7, 1835 - November 15, 1917) - [The Columbus Telegram, November 16, 1917, pg. 1, col. 4]
    Henry G. Lueschen, pioneer of Bismark township and veteran of the Civil war, died yesterday morning at 3:15 o'clock at the old homestead, 9 miles northeast of Columbus. During the past two months he had been suffering from various ailments incident to old age, and he was bedridden for five weeks. The death of Mr. Lueschen removes from Bismark township one of its real pioneers and most successful farmers. Born in Oldenburg, Germany, on February 7, 1835, he remained in his native land till he was twenty-five years old. In 1860 he came to America and located at Mayville, Wis. Early in the Civil war he enlisted with the Third Wisconsin regiment of volunteers, and served to its conclusion. Four years after the war he came to Platte county and homesteaded in Bismark township, later acquiring ownership of adjacent property. In 1867 Mr. Lueschen was married to Miss Mary Brandes, who died twelve years ago. One son, five daughters, twenty-nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren are the surviving members of the household. The sons and daughters are Henry Lueschen, who resides on the old homestead; Mrs. Henry Cattau, Columbus; Mrs. Otto Loseke and Mrs. William Muth, Creston; Mrs. William Hake, Central City. Dr. A.G. Lueschen, of Columbus, and Supervisor Ed Lueschen, of the Creston district, are nephews of the deceased. The funeral of Mr. Lueschen will be held at the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. Deninger, of the Loseke Creek Lutheran church, conducting the service.

LUESCHEN, HEINRICH G. (June 13, 1871 - December 10, 1879) - [The Columbus Journal, December 17, 1879]
    Diphtheria has made sad work in the family of Henry J. Leuschen. August J. a lad thirteen years old died; then Henry J. nine years old, died on the 9th inst., and the next day Fred J. four years old, making three deaths in a week. Other members of the family were, according to our information on Saturday, improving.

LUESCHEN, HENRY (1882 - 1964) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, April 9, 1964, pg. 3, col. 5]
    Henry Lueschen, 81, of 1363 30th avenue, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran hospital after a two-week illness.
    Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at McKown Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran church. The Rev. Martin Bornemann will officiate, with burial in Christ Lutheran cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Friday to the hour of service.
    He was born June 23, 1882, in Bismark township, Platte county, the son of Henry G. and Marie Brandes Lueschen. He attended District 36 and Christ Lutheran schools.
    On March 13, 1904, he was married to Rosa Hermine Groteluschen at Christ Lutheran church. They resided on a farm in Bismark township, eight miles north of Columbus, until retiring and moving to Columbus in 1960.
    He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran church and was a member of that congregation. He served as a trustee for several years.
    Mr. Lueschen is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Albert (Elsa) Saalfeld of Columbus, Mrs. Ernest (Lorena) Inselman and Mrs. Oscar (Hulda) Michaelson of Leigh; 14 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Anna) Cattau of Columbus, Mrs. Otto (Mathilda) Loseke of Humphrey and Mrs. William (Lydia) Muth of Creston.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Ernest, who died at two years of age; three grandchildren; his parents; three brothers and two sisters.
    Gerhard Frese will be in charge of memorials at the church.

LUESCHEN, HERMAN G. (January 2, 1838 - May 26, 1934) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, May 28, 1934, pg. 8, col. 3-5]
    Herman G. Lueschen, 96, one of the very few remaining veterans of the civil war and the oldest pioneer of Sherman township, passed away at 10 p.m. Saturday at his farm home, 14 miles north and one mile east of COlumbus, where he had resided continuously for 65 years.
    His death was due to complications incident to his extreme age, euremia being the immediate cause.
    His health, which had been exceptionally robust for one of his age up to that time, broke in November, 1932. He was bedfast for six weeks at that time, but recovered sufficiently to be up and about the house for several months. His strength ebbed again, however, and he was bedfast for nearly a year. During the last two weeks he lay in a coma practically all the time.
    Born in Oldenburg, Germany, Jan. 2, 1838, a son of Henry and Kate Margaret Grotelueschen, Mr. Lueschen came to America in 1858, settling at Mayville, Wis., where he found employment as a laborer on a farm.
    So great was his interest in and his loyalty to his adopted country, that almost immediately after the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in Co. E., Third Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, in April, 1861, and served with honor throughout the war. When his first period of enlistment expired at the end of three years, he immediately reenlisted, with the same company and was advanced to the rank of corporal. At one time, during his first enlistment, he served for three months as the company's color-bearer.
    His company was first sent into action in the Shenandoah valley and while there he was captured by the confederates and imprisoned for four months at Lynchburg, Va., and Bell Island, finally being restored to his company through an exchange of prisoners.
    He took part in many hotly contested engagements, and at the battle of Chancellorsville he was wounded in the left leg, which incapacitated him for field service for three months. He was then assigned to duty in New York to aid in suppression of riots incident to the enforcement of the draft, and later returned to service in the war area.
    One of his features of service which he ever afterwards remembered with justifiable pride was the fact that he took part in Sherman's historic "march to the sea."
    At the close of the war he participated with his comrades in the grand review of the troops in Washington, D.C. It was an impressive occasion, and throughout his lifetime he remembered a great sign which was stretched across Pennsylvania avenue and which read, "the only debt which the country owes that she cannot repay is the debt which she owes to her soldiers."
    It was when he was in the army that his name was changed from "Grotelueschen" to "Lueschen." Army officers enrolled him as "Herman G. Lueschen." He adopted that form and used it throughout his lifetime. His brother, Henry, who had come to this country in 1860 and also served through the war, had a similar experience and also adopted the shorter form of the name, as did their younger brother, Gerhard, who joined them in this country when he was a young man. Henry passed away about 12 years ago, and death came to Gerhard about four years ago.
    Returning to Wisconsin after receiving his honorable discharge from the army in the spring of 1865, Mr. Lueschen married Miss Bertha Spanhake on Dec. 3, 1865. Later he farmed for himself there for awhile and then, in 1869, they came to Nebraska, and he homesteaded 160 acres of land in Sherman township. Through thrift and hard work, and with the true spirit of the sturdy pioneers who converted Nebraska's prairies into one of the garden spots of the world, they conquered the hardships of that pioneer era and in the years that ensued gradually added to their holdings until they had 310 acres of Sherman township land. Mrs. Lueschen passed away on May 12, 1910. In 1917 Mr. Lueschen retired from active farm life and deeded most of his land to his son, Oscar J. Lueschen under a family arrangement whereby the latter has continued to farm the old home place and Mr. Lueschen, sr., has made his home with him.
    Throughout all his years in Platte county, Mr. Lueschen was a prominent and revered resident of Sherman township, and throughout his active life he took keen interest in township, school and church affairs in his home community, being ever ready to give generously of his time and money in their behalf.
    He was one of the founders and life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, 15 miles north and three miles east of Columbus. He and John Hoessel, who now resides at 1572 Twenty-third avenue, are the last of the group of pioneers who founded the church in 1884.
    Mr. Lueschen also had the distinction of having been the first clerk of Sherman township. He was elected to that position when the county was changed over to the township form of organization, and served continuously in that capacity from 1884 to 1895, inclusive.
    Similarly, he was the first director of school district 46, an office in which he served for many years. During the early years, that district comprised both what is now Dist. 46, his home district, and what is now Dist. 26.
    Back in the days when there was a star-mail route between Columbus and Creston, Mr. Lueschen was postmaster at Boheet, a rural post office. He served as postmaster, with the office in his home, for 22 years prior to about 1903 when the present rural free delivery system was inaugurated and the star route and the Boheet post office passed into history.
    For 20 years, from February, 1908 to February, 1928, Mr.Lueschen was a member of the soldiers' and sailors' relief commission of Platte county. He was reappointed to that position for another three year term by the county board of supervisors in 1928, but resigned with the request that a younger man be appointed because he was finding it difficult to attend the meetings because of his advanced age.
    Politically, he affiliated with the republican party, but he did not take active part in politics.
    Up to the time that his health broke in November, 1932, he prided himself on the fact that he had seldom spent a day in bed on account of illness. He retained his faculties, especially his memory, to a remarkable degree for one of his age up to that time.
    He was the last living member of the Creston post of the Grand Army of the Republic. After the post ceased to exist some years ago because the other members had either moved away or death had claimed them, Mr. Lueschen often came to Columbus on Memorial day to participate in the services here.
    He leaves three sons and four daughters--Henry Lueschen, residing in Denver; Oscar Lueschen, on the old home place; Alfred Lueschen, in Colfax county; Mrs. William Hellbusch, of Loveland, Okla.; Mrs. William Meyer, of York; Mrs. Carl Hollman, of Sherman township, and Mrs. C.J. Bisson, of Grand Prairie township. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Bade, passed away in 1919, and one son, Herman, jr., died in 1925. He leaves also 35 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday--Memorial day--at 1:30 p.m. at the old home place and at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran church in Sherman township. Rev. J.A. Bahnsen, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the cemetery near the church.
    A firing squad from the Creston post of the American Legion will fire a military salute in his honor as the body is laid to sepulchre. Six of his grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

LUESCHEN, HUGO (December 22, 1911 - April 30, 1978) - [Columbus Telegram, May 1, 1978, pg. 5, col. 3]
    Hugo H. Lueschen, 66, Creston farmer, died Sunday at home. His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leigh, preceded by a 10 a.m. family prayer service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    The body will lie in state after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gass-Haney Funeral Chapel and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
    Lifetime Platte County resident, he was born at Creston Dec. 22, 1911, to J. Herman and E. Amalie (Cattau) Lueschen. He attended District 46 school and later served many years on that school board. He also served on the County School Reorganization Board; on several township boards; was ASCS committeeman for many years and a member of Farmers Union.
    Baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, he was a lifelong member, serving on the church council and many years as Sunday School superintendent.
    On Aug. 27, 1942 he married Clara Lutjelusche at St. John Lutheran Church, Shell Creek, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Sharon) Ternus of Genoa; two sons, Larry of Columbus, Elden of Creston; brother, Art of St. Francis, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs. Julius (Lucy) Hollman of Columbus, Mrs. Walter (Florence) Feye of Creston; five grandchildren, Brian, Lisa and Brad Ternus, Kevin and Kristel Lueschen.
    His parents and brothers, Julius and Paul are deceased.

LUESCHEN, JOHN DIEDRICH (March 7, 1845 - January 25, 1912) - [The Columbus Tribune-Journal, February 1, 1912, pg. 4, col. 1]
    Charles (?) Dietrich Lueschen, a pioneer settler of this county, passed away at his home in this city Thursday afternoon at five o'clock. The deceased was born at Orenberg, Germany, in 1845, and came to America in 1887 settling on a farm nine miles north of Columbus, where he lived until late last fall, when on account of his failing health he and his estimable wife moved to this city, where they have since made their home. The deceased was a German soldier and during the German war of 1870-71 he saw active service in the army. Besides his aged wife he is survived by three daughters, Elsie, who lives at home, Mrs. E.A. Harms, wife of Editor Harms of the Biene, and Mrs. R. Miller, who with her family reside on the home farm. The funeral was held at the German Reformed church Sunday afternoon Rev. R. Neumarker offiicating and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.

LUESCHEN, JULIUS A. (1903 - 1974) - [The Columbus Telegram, April 16, 1974, pg. 9, col. 3]
    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leigh for a Creston man, Julius Lueschen, 70, who died this morning at Memorial Hospital in Schuyler.
    The Rev. David Nelson will officiate and burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery.
    The body will lie in state after 1 p.m Thursday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home. Family prayer service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
    Born Dec. 26, 1903 in Platte County, he was the son of J. Herman and Amalie Cattau Lueschen and received his education at a rural Monroe School and Columbus High School.
    He was married to Frieda Barjenbruch Aug. 25, 1928 at Christ Lutheran Church northeast of Columbus and except for two years in Clarks, he was a life-time resident of Platte County, moving to Creston 10 years ago.
    A retired farmer, he was one of the first directors of the Leigh Rural Fire District, was secretary of Platte County Farmer's Union 20 years and secretary of District 23 School Board 20 years. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed, he belonged to Lutheran Brotherhood, was a former Sunday School superintendent and served on the cemetery board.
    Surviving him are a son, LaVerne (Luke) Lueschen of Fremont; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Maxine) Brunken of Creston; two brothers, Art Lueschen of St. Francis, Kans., and Hugo Lueschen of Creston; two sisters, Mrs. Julius (Lucy) Hollman of Columbus, and Mrs. Walter (Florence) Feye of Creston and six grandchildren.
    Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife in 1942 and a brother, Paul, of Creston.

LUESCHEN, JULIUS H. (April 20, 1878 - March 22, 1925) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 23, 1925, pg. 6, col. 3]
    Julius Herman Lueschen, 46, prominent Sherman township farmer and member of an old substantial Platte county family, died at 11 p.m. yesterday at his home 15 miles north of the city. Twenty years ago he had a severe siege of pneumonia which left him suffering with a chronic case of asthma. A little more than two weeks ago, he was stricken with the flu and pneumonia developed again. With the asthma complication it was a combination which he was unable to overcome.
    Mr. Lueschen was a "native son" of Platte county, having been born April 20, 1878, on a Sherman township farm which his father, the venerable Herman G. Lueschen, had homesteaded in 1869. There he grew to manhood. On April 4, 1902, he married Miss Amalie Cattau, also a member of a well known Platte county family. In 1904 they moved to a farm near Clarks, but after four years they returned again to Sherman township and have since made their home on their farm adjoining his father's old homestead.
    At the time of his death, Mr. Lueschen was precinct assessor in Sherman township, a position he had held the past five years. He was a progressive, active farmer, one who took a keen interest in political and community affairs and in current events generally. His political affiliations were with the republican party. He took an active interest, too, in school matters in his home district.
    He leaves his wife and five children--Julius, Arthur, Lucy, Florence and Hugo, all at home; his father, Herman G. Lueschen, who has reached the advanced age of 87 years; four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Emma Meyer, of York; Mrs. Alvina Hellbusch, of Iowa Falls, Tex.; Alfred Lueschen, of Colfax county; Henry Lueschen, of Denver, and Oscar Lueschen, Mrs. C.J. Bisson and Mrs. Carl Hollman, of Platte county.
    Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Schroeder at St. Paul's church north of Columbus, of which Mr. Lueschen was a life-long member, but the day and hour have not yet been determined, pending word form relatives residing at a distance.

LUESCHEN, LaVERN F. (Luke) (July 28, 1932 - June 19, 1999) - [The Columbus, Nebraska Telegram, June 21, 1999, pg. 6A, col. 1-2]
    FREMONT -- LaVern F. "Luke" Lueschen, 66, of Fremont died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at an Omaha hospice.
    Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fremont Alliance Church in Fremont with the Rev. John Wirkes officiating. Burial is at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
    Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Chapel in Fremont.
    Mr. Lueschen was born July 28, 1932, in Leigh. He graduated from Columbus High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from Midland Lutheran College in 1961 and received his master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
    He married Yvonne Buffington on May 28, 1960, in Leigh.
    He taught at Fremont Junior High Shcool for 33 years until his retirement in 1994. He coached the Fremont Track Club for 22 years. He was a member of Gudeon's International and the Fremont Missionary and Alliance Church.
    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Beth Ellen (Butch) Kroger of Omaha and Gale L. of Fremont; and one son, Dale of Fremont.
    He was preceded in death by one sister; and his parents.
    Memorials may be directed to the scholarship fund for Fremont High School graduates, Fremont Alliance Church or Gudeon's International.

LUESCHEN, MARGARETHA/MARGUERITE (March 20, 1848 - March 31, 1931) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 31, 1931, pg. 8, col. 2-3]
    Mrs. Margaratha Lueschen, 83, pioneer Platte county woman, widow of the late G.G. Lueschen, passed away at 6 a.m. today at the home of her son, Adolph Lueschen, two and a half miles south of Creston. Her death was due to an intestinal tumor and complications incident to her advanced age. Her health, which had not been of the best since she experienced a slight stroke of apoplexy about 15 years ago, had been failing steadily the last two years, but she was bedfast only the last two weeks. As Margaratha Kuhlmann, she was born in Saxony, Germany, Mar. 20, 1848. When she was three years old she came to America with her parents, the family locating in Iron Ridge, Wis. Her marriage to Mr. Lueschen was solemnized in Mayville, Wis., in 1866. They resided there until 1878 when they came to Nebraska, Mr. Lueschen buying railroad land in Sherman township. With the thrift and energy characteristic of the sturdy pioneers, they achieved well merited success in their farming operations and in the course of the years that ensued they acquired extensive land interests in Sherman, Grand Prairie and Creston townships. About 10 years ago they retired from active farming and moved from the old home place to live with their son, Adolph, in Creston township. Three sons and two daughters were born to them of whom one daughter died at the age of 3 years, and one son, William, died last October. Mr. Lueschen passed away in March, 1929. Mrs. Lueschen is survived by three sons, Ed Lueschen, former county supervisor, who farms the old home place in Sherman township; Dr. A.G. Lueschen, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Adolph, of Creston township; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Throughout the years Mrs. Lueschen was a devout member of St. John's Lutheran church in Grand Prairie township and the funeral services will be held at that church at 2 p.m. Thursday, following a prayer service at the Adolph Lueschen home at 1 p.m. Rev. Holm, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in the cemetery there. Word was received from Dr. Lueschen in Los Angeles this afternoon that he would be unable to come to attend the funeral.

LUESCHEN, MARIE LOUISE (December 1, 1873 - August 13, 1874)

LUESCHEN, MARY E. (1897 - 1986) - [Columbus Telegram, March 3, 1986, pg. 2, col. 1]
    Mary Lueschen, 89, of Creston, died Sunday at Morys Haven Nursing Home in Columbus.
    Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, with a 1:45 p.m. family prayer service, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Creston, with Rev. Nathan Houfek officiating. Burial is in Creston Fairview Cemetery.
    Visitation is after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home in Columbus and 1 p.m. until service time at the Church Thursday.
    Mrs. Lueschen was born Jan. 25, 1897, in Platte County, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Aerni Eisenmann. She attended Platte County schools and married Adolph Lueschen Dec. 30, 1924, at Columbus.
    Mrs. Lueschen was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of St. Peter's Ladies Aid and St. Peters Lutheran Church in Creston.
    Surviving are two sons, Milton and Milan, both of Creston; and six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Eisenmann of Leigh and Harry Eisenmann of Creston; and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Frutiger of Columbus, Mrs. Ida Kummer of Monroe, Mrs. Charles Krafka of Snyder and Mrs. Frieda Wright of Idaville, Ind.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, a great-grandchild, a brother and a sister.
    Memorials may be directed to St. Peters Lutheran Church in Creston.

LUESCHEN, MILTON G. (October 21, 1925 - December 26, 1989) - [Columbus Telegram, December 27, 1989, pg. 2, col. 4]
    Milton G. Lueschen, 64, of Box 283, Creston, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1989, at Columbus Community Hospital.
    Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Creston with the Rev. Cindy Ford Breed officiating. Burial will be in Fiarview Cemetery, Creston. There will be a 10:15 a.m. family prayer service at the church on Friday.
    Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
    Mr. Lueschen was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Platte County, south of Creston, the son of Adolph and Mary (Eisenmann) Lueschen. He attended Platte County District 58 and Creston High School. He married Cindy Bruckner May 31, 1988, in Omaha. Mr. Lueschen lived south of Creston on the farm until 1980, when he moved to Creston. He was a farmer and then worked as a township maintainer operator. Mr. Lueschen served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 20, 1949 until Nov. 16, 1951. He was a member of the American Legion and St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
    Surviving are his wife, Cindy of Creston; one son, Milton John of Creston; one brother, Milan of Creston; six nieces and nephews.

LUESCHEN, OLGA (March 10, 1886 - November 1964) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 16, 1964, pg.10, col. 3]
    Olga Lueschen dies; services on Wednesday
    Mrs. Olga Lueschen, 78, of 1821 10th street, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at Lutheran hospital.
    Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at Gass Funeral chapel and at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran church. The Rev. A.H. Guettler will officiate, and burial will be in Fremont Memorial cemetery.
    The body will lie in state after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    She was born March 10, 1886, in Platte county, the daughter of Herman and Louise Hadeler Bakenhus, and attended Dist. 23 school and Christ Lutheran parochial school.
    A lifetime resident of the county, Mrs. Lueschen had been employed as a housekeeper the last few years.
    She was a member of Christ Lutheran church, where she was baptized and confirmed.
    Mrs. Lueschen is survived by one son, Norman of Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Lucy) Michaelson and Mrs. Ernst (Anna) Otte of Columbus; and one brother, Oscar Bakenhus of Leigh. Her parents, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
    Gerhard Frese will be in charge of memorials at the church.

LUESCHEN, OSCAR J. (1874 - 1940)

LUESCHEN, PAUL (January 18, 1914 - January 1, 1923)

LUESCHEN, ROSA (1885 - 1968)


LUSCHEN, ALYCE (April 22, 1910 - August 16, 1998) - [The Columbus, Nebraska Telegram, August 17, 1998, pg. 6A, col. 1-2]
    COLUMBUS -- Alyce G. Luschen, 88, 1554 28th Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at Columbus Community Hospital, Inc.
    Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home Chapel of Columbus with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. There will be a private family burial.
    There is no visitation.
    Miss Luschen was born April 22, 1910, at Columbus to John R. and Martha Katherine (Zollars) Luschen. She was a 1928 graduate of Kramer High School and graduated from Meisner School of Speech in Omaha. She worked for Wilson Production Co. (producers of home talent shows) and also worked in the grocery business.
    She was a member of Platte County Historial Society and Harmony Chapter 13 Order of Eastern Star. She was a Platte County coordinator for former Congresswoman Virginia Smith.
    She was a member of Federated Church.
    Survivors include one sister, Mary Luschen Mueller of Columbus.
    She was preceded in death by one brother; two sisters; and her parents.
    Memorials may be given to donors' choice.

LUSCHEN, ARNOLD A. (July 10, 1895 - May 14, 1956)

LUSCHEN, FLORENCE (1901 - 1909) - [The Columbus Journal, December 1, 1909]
    Little Florence Lueschen who took sick last Wednesday died very suddenly Monday evening. [Creston.]

LUSCHEN, HENRY (abt. 1825 - 1888) - [The Columbus Democrat, November 9, 1888]
    Henry Luschen, of Shell Creek precinct, an old settler of Platte county, aged 63 years, died on Wednesday last at his home, leaving a wife and 8 children. Mr. Luschen came to this county in 1856 and was one of our most respected citizens. He will be buried to-day. The Democrat regrets his loss and sympathises with his numerous friends.

LUSCHEN, JOHN R. (November 8, 1873 - February 25, 1953) - [The Daily Telegram, February 26, 1953, pg. 1, col. 6]
    John R. Luschen, 79, prominent Columbus businessman, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Mr. Luschen suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday, and did not regain consciousness.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Federated church, with the Rev. Franklin E. Wales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Columbus cemetery, with Masonic grave side services.
    The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.
    Mr. Luschen was the founder of this city's oldest established grocery, which he entered 40 years ago.
    The grocery, when purchased by Mr. Luschen from Johannes Bros., was located at 2401 Thirteenth street, but was moved a few years later to 2613 Thirteenth street, where it was in operation for 25 years. On May 24, 1946, the business returned to its original location.
    Associated with Mr. Luschen in the firm were his son, Norris, a daughter, Alyce, and a son-in-law, Elden Mueller.
    Mr. Luschen, a lifelong resident of this area, was born Nov. 8, 1873, in Colfax county, the son of John Henry and Anna Borchers Lutjeluschen. He was raised in the Shell Creek community, and attended the school near the old Becker and Welch mill in Shell Creek township.
    He farmed until 1900, then came to Columbus and engaged in the livestock business until 1908. He returned to farming until 1913, when he entered the grocery business here.
    On March 12, 1907, he was married to Martha Katherine Zollars. To this union were born five children, two of whom, Katherine Lucile and Lillian W., preceded him in death.
    Mr. Luschen was active in Republican party circles in Colfax and Platte counties, and on the state level, serving as a delegate to state conventions on a number of occasions up until the past few years.
    In 1912, Mr. Luschen was in attendance at the national GOP convention in Chicago and witnessed the famous party split which produced the short-lived "Bull Moose" party.
    He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Knights Templar, Masonic Lodge, Platte County Pioneers Association, and Sons of Hermann Lodge. In his younger days, he was active in several other organizations.
    Mr. Luschen was a member of the Federated church.
    He is survived by his wife; one son, Norris, Columbus; two daughters, Alyce and Mrs. Elden (Mary) Mueller, Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Voss of Columbus; one brother, Louis Lutjeluschen, Columbus; and four grandchildren, Mary Alyce, Janice Rae, Janet Kay and Patricia Ann Luschen, all of Columbus.
    Mr. Luschen was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Katherine and Lillian; three brothers, Fred, George and Henry; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Leffers and Mrs. Frank Adams.

LUSCHEN, KATHERINE LUCILE (June 18, 1916 - August 14, 1916) [The Columbus Telegram, August 18, 1916, pg. 3, col. 5]
    After a week's illness with intestinal trouble, Kathryn Lucile, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Luschen, passed away at the family home at 3:30 a.m. Monday. The babe was scarcely two months old, having been born June 18, 1916. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harry F. Huntington, pastor of the Methodist church, at the Luschen home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

LUSCHEN, LILLIAN WINIFRED (August 4, 1908 - September 2, 1929) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, September 3, 1929, pg. 8, col. 2-3]
    Miss Lillian Winifred Luschen, 21, a popular member of the younger social set of the city and daughter of a prominent Columbus family, passed away at Columbus hospital at 7 p.m. yesterday, following an acute attack of appendicitis. Miss Luschen had been afflicted with chronic stomach trouble and complications for several years, but was able to be up and around until about a month ago. A few days after she became bedfast, she was removed to the hospital for treatment. Her condition improved somewhat and she was able to return home about 10 days ago, but the following day she was stricken with appendicitis and was again taken to the hospital. Yesterday an emergency operation was performed as the only hope of saving her life, but her resistance was at such low ebb she was unable to rally. Miss Luschen, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Luschen, was born on a farm two miles east of Columbus, Aug. 4, 1908. When she was four years old, the family moved into the city, and have since made their home at 1771 Twenty-eighth avenue. She attended Columbus high school, where she was a popular member of the student body, and was graduated in the class of 1926. After leaving school, she served as bookkeeper for her father in the Luschen grocery store for awhile and then was employed for nearly a year and a half as cashier at the Montgomery Ward store. A young lady of charming personality, she was also talented musically, both as a vocalist and a pianist. Possessed of a lovely soprano voice, she twice represented the Columbus district in the Atwater Kent audition, competing in the state contests in Omaha in 1927 and 1928. She was for several years a member of the Federated church choir and prior to that time was a member of the junior choir. She had appeared as soloist in many of the choir's programs, and also at a number of civic and social functions. Socially, she was identified with the Polly Parrots and We Moderns clubs. She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Misses Alyce and Mary, and a brother, Norris. Funeral services will be held at the Federated church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, preceded by a prayer service at the home at 2 p.m. Rev. Walter H. Rily, the pastor, will officiate, and there will be special music by the choir. Burial will be made in Columbus cemetery.

LUSCHEN, LOUISA (1871 - 1943)

LUSCHEN, LUEDJE (?) - [The Columbus Journal, June 6, 1900]
    Mrs. Luedje Luschen, wife of Henry Luschen, died at her home northeast of the city last Saturday, aged about seventy years. The funeral will be held today, Tuesday, from the home residence. Mrs. Luschen was one of the oldest settlers of the community.

LUSCHEN, MARTHA KATHERINE (October 4, 1877 - January 4, 1967) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, January 5, 1967, pg. 12, col. 3]
    Mrs. John R. Luschen, 89, widow of a prominent Columbus businessman, died Wednesday night in St. Mary's hospital after an illness of six weeks.
    Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Federated church with the Rev. Harold B. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Columbus cemetery.
    The body will lie in state at Gass funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday and at church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Mrs. Luschen was the former Martha Catherine Zollars, daughter of David and Mary Albaugh Zollars. She was born Oct. 9, 1877 in Cedar county, Iowa, and at the age of 10 moved with her family to Butler county, Nebraska.
    She was married to John R. Luschen in Columbus March 12, 1907 and they made their home here. Mr. Luschen, who operated a grocery for many years, died Feb. 25, 1953.
    A Presbyterian, Mrs. Luschen was a member of Federated church and Women's Fellowship. She was a member of Harmony Chapter No. 13, Order of Eastern Star; Friendly Neighbors and Platte County Historical society.
    Surviving are one son, Norris W., and two daughters, Alyce G. Luschen and Mrs. Elden D. (Mary) Mueller, all of Columbus; four granddaughters, Mrs. Duane W. (Mary Alyce) Krohnke of New York City, Mrs. John (Janice) Osborn and Miss Janet Luschen both of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. William (Patricia) Bianchini of Meridian, Miss.; one great-grandson, Alan Duane Krohnke.
    In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Lillian W. and Catherine Lucile; her parents; one sister, Bessie Zollars Cobb; five brothers, Parley, Alvah, John, Oscar and Melvin Zollars.

LUSCHEN, NORRIS WAYNE (May 5, 1912 - June 6, 1981) - [Columbus Telegram, June 8, 1981, pg. 2, col. 1-2]
    Norris W. Luschen, 69, 2371 Pershing Road, died unexpectedly Saturday in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
    Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Federated Church, the Rev. Lee Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Columbus Cemetery. Visitation is after 1 p.m. today at Gass-Haney Funeral Home, and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
    Luschen was born May 5, 1912 in Columbus to John R. and Martha Zollars Luschen. He was graduated from Kramer High School, Columbus, and joined his father in the family grocery business. He married Lucille Napier Oct. 30, 1939 in Fremont.
    The descendant of a pioneer Columbus family took over Luschen's IGA after his father retired in 1947. He headed the business until selling it upon his _________

LUSCHEN, WILLIAM J. (1869 - 1930)

MUTH, LYDIA (LUSCHEN) (May 29, 1885 - November 1, 1968)


LUETJELUSCHEN, MOTHER (died December 17, 1880)
LUTJELUSCHEN, ANNA (October 7, 1834 - June 3, 1900)

LUTJELUSCHEN, FRIEDRICH (May 25, 1860 - April 30, 1936) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, May 4, 1936]
    Funeral services for Fred B. Lutjelusche, 75, farmer residing 13 miles northeast of Columbus, who died Thursday at his home were held at 1 p.m. yesterday at his home, and at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Lutheran church on Shell Creek. Rev. J.N. Marxen, pastor, officiated at the services, and burial was made in Calvary cemetery. So large was the crowd attending that a loud speaker was installed in the parochial school house and also out-of-doors so as to accommodate those attending the last rites. The honorary pallbearers were Otto Johannes, Herman Klug, Adam Schmid, Robert C. Welch, Charles W. Welch and Emil Wilke. The active pallbearers were Walter Voss, Arthur Voss, Otto Lutjelusche, Ernest Lutjelusche, Norris Luschen and Louis Leffers.

LUTJELUSCHEN, GEORGE G. (May 30, 1865 - March 7, 1923) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, March 7, 1923]
    Stricken with rheumatism which had rendered him an invalid for many years, George Luschen died this morning in the Tabitha home in Lincoln where he spent the past 10 years, according to a message received this noon from his brother, John R. Luschen, who went to his bedside yesterday. The body will be brought here tomorrow for burial, but funeral arrangements have not yet been made. George Luschen was 58 years old, and spent most of his life on the old home place on Shell Creek. He leaves his aged father, John H. Luschen, residing 12 miles northeast of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. W.J. Voss, of Richland, Mrs. Henry Leffers, of Creston, and Mrs. Frank Adams, of Wyoming, and three brothers, Louis and Fred Luschen, farming north of the city, and John R. Luschen, Columbus businessman.

LUTJELUSCHEN, J. H. (died October 27, 1875)

LUTJELUSCHEN, J. H. (March 22, 1858 - November 6, 1876)

LUTJELUSCHEN, JOHANN H. (October 14, 1833 - November 23, 1923) - [The Columbus Daily Telegram, November 23, 1923]
    John Henry Lutjeluschen, 90 years old, who had the distinction of being one of the oldest living pioneers of Platte county, died at his old home farm on Shell creek, 13 miles northeast of Columbus, at 5:30 a.m. today. His death was caused by pneumonia and followed an illness of only two days. Up to the time he was stricken this week he enjoyed exceptionally robust health for one of his extreme age and retained the use of his faculties to a rare degree. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Hugo Welchert at the Shell Creek Lutheran church at 1:45 p.m. Monday, following brief services at the home at 1 p.m. Burial will be made in the cemetery near the church. Mr. Lutjeluschen was born in Oldenburg, Germany, Oct. 14, 1833, and observed his 90th birthday anniversary just a month ago. In 1869 he brought his wife and family, and his aged parents, to America, coming directly to Columbus. Arriving here on Aug. 2, of that year, he homesteaded in the Shell creek valley and there he made his home throughout the 54 years which have ensued. He is the last of the old settlers of that community, with exception of Gerhold Loseke, who is a younger man, having come here as a boy. Mr. Lutjeluschen's parents, who died here many years ago, were the oldest of the settlers who came from Germany to Platte county, both of them having been born in the 18th century. Laboring steadfastly through the years of hardship and privation incident to pioneer life, Mr. Lutjeluschen not only acquired a competency, but lived to see the barren prairie transformed into the garden spot of the world. Mrs. Lutjeluschen, who, before her marriage was Anna Maria Borchers, of Oldenburg, Germany, passed away June 2, 1900. Two sons, George and Henry, also preceded Mr. Lutjeluschen in death. Surviving members of the immediate family are three sons and three daughters--Fred and Louis Luschen, who reside on the home farm; John R. Luschen, prominent Columbus business man; Mrs. William J. Voss, residing northeast of Columbus; Mrs. Frank Adams, of Yoder, Wyo., and Mrs. Henry Leflers, of Creston, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Adams arrived this afternoon from Wyoming to attend the funeral.

LUTJELUSCHEN, M. (died November 2, 1880--75 years)


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