John P. Thomalla
J. P. Thomalla Died Wednesday
J. P. Thomalla, who has been in a very serious condition for the past several weeks, passed away about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He was afflicted with cancer.
Mr. Thomalla settled in this community in 1885, and through the many years had formed many friendships, and was highly respected in the community.
The community is saddened by his passing and the friends extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Funeral arrangement had not been made late Wednesday.
Farnam Echo, 16 Dec. 1937
Services were held from the St. Joseph Catholic church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, in charge of Father Turek.
Interment was in the Farnam cemetery. John Paul Thomalla was born February 12, 1865, and departed this life Dec. 10, 1937 at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 3 days.
He came to America from Prussia with his parents in 1874 and they settled near Cambridge, Nebr. He moved to this community about 1885.
In  he married Cyrena Hurshman and to this union two children were born: Loren and William. His wife preceded him in death in 189 and his son, Loren, in 1920.
He moved to Cambridge in 1904, and lived there three years, when he again returned to Farnam.
In 1911 he married Ada Harry and to this union three children were born: Pansy, Earl and Gracie.
They made their home at Farnam until 1922, when they moved to Cozad, where Mr. Thomalla engaged in the implement business.
They returned to Farnam in the fall of 1927 and located on the Laucomer place, south .of town.
A short time later his health began to fail and he suffered continually until he passed away at his home in Farnam.
He leaves to mourn, his wife; two sons, William of Curtis and Earl of Farnam; two daughters, Mrs. Pansy Peirsol and Gracie of Farnam; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Beiber and Mrs. Jane Campbell of Cambridge; one brother, Joe, of Aurora; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.
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