Bork, Bertha Treptow – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon

Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days.

Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872.

They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891.

Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the loss of our beloved wife and mother and also for the beautiful flowers-R. A. Bork and family

Chieftain, Enterprise, OR – November 15, 1934

Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes

Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked from Flora to spend the day with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Evans. Friday, she walked to her son’s R. G. Bork’s to spend the day and attended church that same evening in Flora. Saturday morning she was not very well and gradually grew weaker and passed away at about 5 p.m., Tuesday; in the afternoon she wished to read a passage from her Bible, but was too weak, so her niece, Mrs. Alma Barr, read the chapter to her. Then she told them that Jesus was coming for her. It surely was a sweet passing with these thoughts in her mind.

Grandma had lived here many years and has many friends to mourn her passing as well as numerous relatives. All her children were with her when the end came. The children are: Fred, Ira, Will, Randolph, Mrs. Charles Evans, Mrs. Edyth Conrad, Mrs. Lillie Evans, Mrs. Bertha Evans; one son, Frank, died some six years ago.

Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday November 15, 1934, Page 6



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Wallowa County Oregon ObituariesAccessGenealogy. © 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 2 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/bork-bertha-treptow-obituary.htm - Last updated on Feb 12th, 2012


Categories: ,
Topics:
Locations: , , , ,
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.