Alma Anna Augusta Arndt[1]

Female 1896 - 1983  (87 years)


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  • Name Alma Anna Augusta Arndt 
    Born 24 Feb 1896  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Fairchild, Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 4 
    Rudolph Arndt; 1900 U. S. Federal Census; Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin   [RJA 02.]
    Rudolph Arndt; 1900 U. S. Federal Census; Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin [RJA 02.]
    Rudolph Arndt and his wife, Mathilda Boettcher Arndt; and their children: Fredrick, Adolph, Alma, and Elsie.
    Census 1905  Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1905 Wisconsin State Census 
    Age: Abt. 9 
    Rudolph Arndt; 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.  [RJA 06.]
    Rudolph Arndt; 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [RJA 06.]
    Rudolph Arndt and his wife, Mathilda Boettcher Arndt; and their children: Fredrick, Adolph, Alma, Elsie, Edward.
    Census 1910  Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 14 
    Rudolph Arndt, 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin [RJA 05.]
    Rudolph Arndt, 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin [RJA 05.]
    Rudolph Arndt and his wife, Matilda Boettcher; their children: Fredrick, Adolph, Alma, Elsie, Edward.
    Census 1920  Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 24 
    Arthur H. Lange household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin  [AHL 05.]
    Arthur H. Lange household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin [AHL 05.]
    Arthur H. Lange; his wife, Alma Anna Arndt Lange, and their daughter, Loretta Elsie Lange.
    Census 1930  Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: 34 
    Arthur H. Lange household, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin  [AHL 08.]
    Arthur H. Lange household, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin [AHL 08.]
    Arthur H. Lange; his wife, Alma Anna Arndt Lange; their daughters, Loris and Phyllis
    Died 23 Sep 1983  Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Obituary 24 Sep 1983  Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Prob. 24 Sep 1983  Fairchild Cemetery, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Arthur H. Lange and Alma A. Arndt Lange Headstone    [AHL 13.]
    Arthur H. Lange and Alma A. Arndt Lange Headstone [AHL 13.]
    Person ID I50  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 

    Father Rudolph Julius Arndt,   b. 9 Sep 1859, Posen, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1938, Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mathilda Hulda Boettcher,   b. 5 Sep 1872, Princeton, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1936, Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Nov 1889  Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arthur Herman Lange,   b. 21 Dec 1892, Madison, South Dakota and/or Lake County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1971, Luther Hospital, Eau Claire County, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1915  St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairchild, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Loretta Elsie Lange,   b. 12 Jul 1918, Probably Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1922, At home, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +2. Loris Margaret Lange,   b. 16 Dec 1920, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 2014, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Phyllis Lorraine Lange,   b. 9 Aug 1927, Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2015, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
    Photos
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt's Wedding Party
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt's Wedding Party
    12 October 1915, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairchild, Wisconsin
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt on their Wedding Day
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt on their Wedding Day
    October 12, 1915, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairchild, Wisconsin
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt at their 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Lange, Arthur H. and Alma Anna Augusta Arndt at their 50th Wedding Anniversary
    1965 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairchild, Wisconsin
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        Alma Anna Augusta Arndt Lange, like her husband, Art, was a cheerful soul. Dale's perceptions of her always saw her with a broad smile and a cheerful heart. When Dale came to Fairchild, Wisconsin for visits, Aunt Alma always seemed to be cooking on the wood stove in the kitchen of the farm house. And, the meals always "schmekt," whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of his favorites was Aunt Alma's fried chicken. And, there was usually plenty of it. He even watched her chase down the chickens, behead them, clean them, and fry them. And, on top of that came the mashed potatoes. Wonderful memories. Oh, yes, he saw Alma cry once, at Phyllis and Alman Burrowes wedding. But, she was both happy and sad; happy for her daughter and sad that she was losing her. Alma also milked cows. Dale can still see her on the milking stool, squirting milk into the pail. And, sometimes Dale got a chance to get squirted in the mouth with warm milk...yummmmmmmmm!
             On the day of Alma's funeral, Dale was on his way from Minneapolis, Minnesota. When he got to the Wisconsin border, he realized that Wisconsin was in a different time zone. And, did he then burn rubber. He got to the church just as the church bell was ringing. Almy Burrowes was waiting at the door with tears in his eyes. He was afraid that Dale would not be there before the casket was closed. But, Dale made it. The last person to view her. She didn't have a smile on her face, but that is the way Dale remembers her.
      Art and Alma farmed in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, south of Fairchild, Wisconsin from 1915 to 1967 when they sold the farm and moved into Fairchild itself. She, like her husband, was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
             Judith Anne Schlegelmilch (Macke) [JAS 01] says: "Alma baked all her bread when they lived on the farm - she made the best rolls and loaves of bread. I would watch her bake when I was a kid. She always had a large vegetable garden and I would help her pick various vegetables from the garden. She only had a wood burning stove to work with. She canned vegetables and even canned meat sometimes. I would spend a week or so at Grandma's during strawberry picking time and go over to Grandma sisters to pick the berries to make some money."
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Alma A. A. Arndt is a four year old, single, white, female. She lives with her parents, Rudolph and Mathilda, and three siblings - Fredric, Adolph, and Elsie. She lives in Fairchild, Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and mother (Wisconsin). She is not yet in school. [RJA 02.]
             In the 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Alma Arndt is a nine year old, white, single female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Wisconsin (mother) and Germany (father). She lives with her parents, Rudolph and Mathilda, and three brothers, Fred, Adolph, Edward, and a sister, Elsie. The family lives in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [RJA 06.]
             In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Alma Arndt is a 14 year old, white, single female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). She speaks, reads, and writes English; she is attending school. She has no employ outside the home. She lives with her parents, Rudolph and Mathilda, and four siblings (Fred, Adolph, Elsie, Edward) in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [RJA 05.]
             Alma A. A. Arndt Lange appears in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census. She is 23, female, white, and married to Arthur H. Lange. She can read, write and speak English. She was born in Wisconsin; her father in Brunswick, Germany; he spoke German; her mother was born in Wisconsin. With Art and Alma is their almost 1.5 year old daughter, Loretta E. Lange. They all live in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [AHL 05.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Alma Arndt Lange is a 33 year old, white, married female. She is married to Art Lange. She was 19 years old when first married. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in Germany (probably Prussia). She has no employ outside the home. She reads, writes, and speaks English. Alma lives with her husband, Arthur, and two children (Loris and Phyllis) in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [AHL 08.]
             The obituary for Alma Lange, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, September 24, 1983, reads:
             "Services were today in Fairchild for Alma A. Lange, 87, who died Friday at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire.
             Alma Arndt was born in Fairchild and married Arthur Lange on Oct. 12, 1915 in Fairchild. They farmed in the town of Cleveland, Jackson County.
             Survivors include two daughters, Loris Schlegelmilch, Chippewa Falls, Phyllis Burrows, Eau Claire, a brother Edward Arndt, Mr. Vernon, Wash.,; and nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
      Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery.
             Anderson Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements." [AAAA 02.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S230] Alma A. Arndt [Lange], death certificate no. 83 023172, Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Madison, Wisconsin. [AAA 01.] See also undated letter from Loris Lange [Schlegelmilch] that gives her complete name.

    2. [S231] Alma A. Arndt [Lange], Wisconsin death certificate no. 83 0231722. [AAA 01.] An attempt has been made to obtain a birth certificate, but a search for that document has turned up without success. [AAAA 03.].

    3. [S235] Rudolph Arndt household, 1900 U.S. census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, Fairchild town, ED 33, SD 7, sheet 17A, [cannot read dwelling and family-too dark]; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1788. [RJA 02.].

    4. [S236] Rudolph Arndt household, 1910 U. S. Census, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, Village of Fairchild, ED 59, SD 06, sheet 252B, dwelling 83, family 83; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1710. [RJA 05.].

    5. [S234] Arthur Herman Lange household, 1920 U.S. census, Jackson County, Wisconsin, Cleveland township, ED 48, sheet 6B, dwelling 112, family 112; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1990. [AHL 05.].

    6. [S237] Art Lange household,1930 U. S. Census, Jackson County, Wisconsin, Cleveland Township, ED 10, SD 7, sheet 6A, dwelling 108, family 108; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2575, image 914. [AHL 08.].

    7. [S232] Alma A. Arndt [Lange], Wisconsin death certificate no. 83 0231722. [AAA 01.] [See obituary AAAA 02.].

    8. [S238] Alma Arndt Lange obituary, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, September 14, 1983. [AAAA 02.].

    9. [S233] Alma A. Arndt [Lange], Wisconsin death certificate no. 83 0231722. [AAA 01.].

    10. [S8583] Arthur Herman Lange. (2012). Ancestry.com. U. S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT:Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Find A Grave Memorial# 28286283. [AHL 13.].

    11. [S8573] Arndt-Boettcher marriage, 27 November 1889, (2000). Ancestry.com Wisconsin, Marriages, 1820-1907 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Wis. Vital Record Index, pre-1907, Vol. 02, Page 0381. [RJA 08; MHB 02.].

    12. [S7203] Since F. J. Geske is a signator of the marriage certificate and he was the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairchild, Wisconsin, it is assumed that the marriage took place in that church. See Lange-Arndt marriage certificate, License no. 3899 (02 October 1915), Wisconsin Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Madison, Wisconsin. [AHL 04.].


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