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BOSTERT, Henrietta (Dopp)

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 14 Nov 1922, Page 20, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Henrietta (Dopp) Bostert Succumbs In The First Ward

Widow of Pioneer Feed Merchant Here Passed Away Last Night; Long Illness

Funeral On Thursday

Mrs. Henrietta (Dopp) Bostert, identified with one of the oldest families of Johnstown, expired at 10 o'clock last night at the Bostert homestead, Vine and Walnut streets, First Ward, after an illness lasting since spring. Mrs. Bostert became bedfast two weeks ago. She was in her 81st year. Funeral services will be held at the Bostert home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and will be in charge of the Rev. Dr. Ernst A. Tappert and his son, the Rev. Wilfried Tappert, both of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which Mrs. Bostert was a communicant for 68 years. Burial will be made in the family plot on Grandview Cemetery.

The deceased was born June 8, 1842, in Beidenkopf [Biedenkopf], Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth V. Dopp, who came to America early in the 50's and located on Portage street, this city. Her mother passed away at the Dopp home on Portage street, during the Centennial of 1876, and her father expired a short time before the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Mrs. Bostert was one a family of five children and is the fourth of the number to pass away. Her surviving sister is Mrs. Dorothea (Dopp) Keiper, aged 89 years, who makes her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Fox, of Lincoln street, First Ward. Those who preceded Mrs. Bostert to the grave were Charles and George Dopp and Mrs. Louise (Dopp) Berghan.

Miss Henrietta Dopp and Gustav Bostert, one of the pioneer feed merchants of Johnstown, were married at the Dopp homestead on Christmas Eve, 1864, by the Rev. Karl Taubner, then the minister of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Bostert's death occurred in the First Ward on July 5, 1906. Besides her sister, Mrs. Bostert is survived by two sons, four daughters, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The sons are Gustav Bostert, of the Colonial apartments, and Frank Bostert, of 344 Walnut street. The daughters are Mrs. Elizabeth Ott and Miss Amelia Bostert, both at home; Lena, wife of Martin Wenrick, of Altoona, and Annie, wife of L. H. Lauridsen, of Shady Lane, Overbrook. In addition to her church affiliation, Mrs. Bostert was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and the Sewing Society of Zion's Church and was identified with the Women's Memorial Hospital Association and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Christian Home. Mrs. Bostert united with Zion's congregation in 1864 during the pastorate of the Rev. Charles. C. A. Brandt, the church's second minister.

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