Margheim Lawrence William

Male 1913 - 1996  (82 years)


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  • Name Margheim Lawrence William 
    Born 31 May 1913  Bazine, Ness County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 1996  Thornton, Adams County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Apr 1996  Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Aurora, Adams County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I04179   Margheim Family from Gottlieb
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 

    Father Margheim Heinrich M.,   b. 27 Mar 1887, Merkel, Saratov Province, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1943, Ness City, Ness County,Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Borger Lydia Amelia,   b. 29 Jan 1892, Russell, Russell County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1990, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1910  Bazine, Ness County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margheim Lawrence William,   b. 31 May 1913, Bazine, Ness County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1996, Thornton, Adams County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1935  Ness City, Ness County,Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Margheim Laurice Meridith
     2. Margheim Gaylen Samuel
    +3. Margheim Martin Daniel,   b. 17 Jun 1942, Jetmore, Hodgeman County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Margheim Gracia Eileen,   b. 27 Mar 1945, Hutchinson, Reno county, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 2017, Minden, Douglas county, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Margheim Marcia Kathleen
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Barnd, Aurora, Denver County, Colorado 1983.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Barnd, Aurora, Denver County, Colorado 1983.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd Family Farm, Ness County, Kansas 1950.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd Family Farm, Ness County, Kansas 1950.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd children, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1943.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd children, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1943.
    L to R: Gaylen Samuel, Laurice Meridith, Martin Daniel.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd Wedding, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 16 Jun 1935.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd Wedding, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 16 Jun 1935.
    Wedding party members not yet identified.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1935.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Eunice Eleanor Barnd, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1935.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Phillip Keffer, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1942.
    Lawrence William Margheim and Phillip Keffer, Ness City, Ness County, Kansas 1942.
    Lawrence (left) was a pilot for the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

  • Notes 
    • Lawrence William Margheim was born and raised in a farmer's life in Ness County, Kansas. His ancestors traveled to Kansas from the Volga river valley in Russia. The Germans in Russia migrated to Russia, following the 7 years war that ravaged Europe in the late 1750's. The enticement to move was Catherine the Great's manifesto of 1763 that offered land and support to foreigners who pioneered in Russia. Political disruptions eventually caused over 95% of the 2,500,000 Germans who emigrated to Russia to leave for new lands. Many settled in the Great Plains of the United States. These immigrants are credited with introducing the "hard" winter wheat, which they brought with them from Russia, that is still grown today. Instead of planting in the spring and harvesting in the summer, the winter wheat is planted in the fall for harvest in the following summer. The wheat provides grazing for cattle in both the fall and spring. When "turned under" it helps replendish nutrients to the soil.

      Lawrence and Eunice moved to a farm about 3 1/2 miles NNE of Ness City, Kansas in about 1943 where they farmed as tenement farmers until their move from the farm in 1956. Upon arrival in Aurora, Adams County, Colorado in August, 1956, Lawrence worked in gasoline service stations for several years and then joined the Cherry Creek School District's custodial/maintenance staff. Upon retirement, Lawrence was supervisor of the school districts custodial staff.

      Prior to retiring, Lawrence started a saw sharpening business in his garage. The business grew with Eunice helping by picking up and delivering saws to be sharpened. Lawrence grew the business and eventually his second son, Gaylen, joined him. The business grew to support Gaylen's family as well as provide additional retirement income for Lawrence and Eunice. Gaylen eventually bought the business and continues to operate it today (2004) as his primary source of income.

      When Lawrence retired, he built their "dream home" a few blocks from where they had lived in Aurora. Lawrence did most of the construction with help when needed. The home in Aurora became the retirement "paradise" where they lived until the end of life.