Source: Freeman Courier Thursday July 17, 1930 No. 14.
Mrs. Karolina Stolp the wife of the deceased Mr. Jacob Stolp, was born
May 24th 1867 at Granan Wuertenberg, Germany. In 1883 the deceased
came to North Amerika. On May 24th 1887 she was united into the bond
of holy matrimony and became the wife of Mr. Jacob Stolp. This marriage
was blessed with five sons. One of these died in early infancy.
After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Stolp lived at Mt. Vernon for a number
of years. Later they moved to the state of Missouri. In 1898
they returned to S.D. and established their home in Freeman where both
resided until death. In January 1924 Mr. Jacob Stolp, the husband
of the deceased, departed this life. Since the death of her husband
the deceased was at times quite ailing and was compelled to submit to three
operations. On July 5th she submitted to a serious operation.
She, her children and friends hoped she would again regain her health after
some time yet the Lord did not will it thus. His will was to take
her from this vale of tears to Himself in heaven. Soon after her
operation she realized that the hour of her death was drawing nearer.
She willingly submitted to His will and prayed Lord not my will but Thine
be done. On July 13 at 1:05 P.M. she departed this life believing
and trusting Jesus as her only Savior. The prayer which she repeatedly
prayed with the pastor was: Jesus blood and righteousness my beauty
are my glorious dress, wherin before my God I stand when I shall enter
the heavenly land. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mr. Fred Stolp and at the St. Pauls Lutheran church,
Rev. G. Schaefer officiating. In church the choir and also members
of the Lutheran Ladies Aid rendered two hymns appropriate for the occasion.
She was laid to rest in the Freeman Cemetery. The deceased leaves
to mourn her death: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stolp, of Freeman; Stolp of
McNeal, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. William Stolp of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolf Stolp, Decatur, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stolp of McNeal,
Arizona, 12 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, besides other relatives
and friends. All children of the deceased besides Herman were able
to attend the funeral. The decease attained the age of 63 years,
1 month, and 19 days. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give
thee a Crown of life" Rev. 2-10. The deepest sympathy is extended
to the bereaved ones.
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