Bolln, Pauline (June 21, 1854 - November 30, 1949)


Unknown - December 8, 1949

Mrs. Pauline Bolln, 95, much loved resident of Douglas for the past 50 years, died last (Wednesday) night after being bedfast for more than two years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stark's Mortuary and her body will be shipped to Denver for cremation.

Mrs. Bolln fell and broke her hip two years ago and since that time had been bedfast, although her condition did not become critical until the past week.

Mrs. Bolln was born June 21, 1854 in Austria. She came to America in 1873, settling in central Nebraska. She later moved to Cheyenne and spent some time in Colorado. In 1887 she was married at Cheyenne to George Bolln, coming to overland immediately thereafter by stage to Fort Fetterman. Two years later they moved to Douglas where Mr. Bolln entered the mercantile business, of which he made a great success. A son, Henry, of Douglas and a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Davis, of New York city, survive. Mr. Bolln died in 1904.

"Aunty" Bolln as she was affectionately known by her friends and neighbors, was a great lover of flowers and plants. For many years she was noted for her beautiful flower garden, which she tended until she fractured her leg. She also loved to travel and up until a few years ago made many trips to various parts of the globe.

Her passing removes another of the few remaining pioneers who helped build Douglas and Converse county from a wilderness of sand and sagebrush to their present standing in the state.


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