Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Mini bio: William Louis & Nellie (Bernitt) Kolm

Brief biography of William Louis Kolm (1884-1956) and his wife Nellie Frida Bernitt (1883-1969). Their position in the family tree.

William Louis Kolm
Will Kolm
Birth: July 29, 1884 in Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska
Baptism: unknown
Parents: Carl Heinrich Christian "Henry" Kolm & Maria Dorothea Caroline "Doris" Luneburg
Known residences:
--- 1885 in Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska
--- 1900 in Grant Precinct, Colfax County, Nebraska
--- 1909 in Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon
--- March 1910 in Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska
--- June 1910 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon (marriage)
--- July 1910 in Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska
--- 1915 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
--- 1918 at 408 Grant Ave., Portland, Oregon
--- 1920 at 470 East Pine, Portland, Oregon
--- 1921 at 64 Royal, Portland, Oregon
--- 1930 at 64 Royal, Portland, Oregon
--- about 1945 at 960 Stannage Ave., Albany, Alameda County, California
--- before 1956 at 5458 Shafter Ave., Oakland, Alameda County, California

Occupation: Various positions with Coos Bay, Roseburg, and Eastern Railroad in Oregon (1908-10, 1912-16); undertaker in Schuyler, Nebr., part of the partnership with his brother in the Kolm Furniture Store (1910-12); freight accounting clerk and supervisor for Union Pacific Railroad (Portland, Seattle, and Omaha 1917-45), and Western Pacific Railroad (San Francisco 1945-49).

Death: June 23, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah; buried in Sunset Mausoleum, Albany/El Cerrito, California


Nellie Frida Bernitt
Nellie (Bernitt) Kolm
Birth: November 29, 1883 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon

Baptism: September 7, 1903 in Marshfield, Oregon (by minister of Emanuel P. E. Church)

Parents: Eduard Wilhelm Bernitt & Elisa Margarite Hilmers
Known residences:
-- 1900 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
-- 1910 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon
--
after 1910 with husband William
Death: September 12, 1969 in Seattle, Washington;
buried in Sunset Mausoleum, Albany/El Cerrito, California

Marriage and Children

Marriage: William Kolm and Nellie Bernitt married June 22, 1910 in Marshfield (Coos Bay), Coos County, Oregon.

Children:
** Leland Bernitt "Lee" Kolm born 1911, married Kathleen Lewis
-- Roger Edward Kolm born 1915, married Martyne Ackerson
-- Lorine Valerie Kolm born 1920, married Edward Hanna

Posts about Will and Nellie Kolm:
World War I Draft Registration
Kolm Brothers Funeral Store and Undertaking Parlor
Colfax County Landscape
Who were the relatives of Nellie (Bernitt) Kolm in Hayward, California?

Off site links
Oregon Historical Records Index: Marriage of William Kolm and Nellie Bernitt
Oregon Historical Records Index: Nellie Frieda Bernitt Delayed Birth Record
Coos Postals (updated 09/05, with expanded Story of Will Kolm and Nellie Bernitt).

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