Paul Bernhart Rohne Family

son of Evan Rohne

Paul Bernhart Rohne
b. 28 Jan. 1895 Boggy Community, TX
d. 10 Dec 1981, Cranfills Gap, TX
buried - St Olaf's Church(Rock Church), Cranfills Gap, TX

m. Alma Bendina Tergerson 1929
b. 20 Sep 1897, Mustang Community, Bosque Co., TX
d. 27 Apr 1998  Lutheran Sunset Home, Clifton, Texas  (age 100)
buried: St. Olaf's "Rock Church", Cranfills Gap, TX
her father - William Tellef Tergerson              mother - Annie B. Lee

his father:   Evan Rohne
his mother: Mariane Egeberg

Maurine Estelle Rohne b. 2 Jun 1930 d. 5 Sept 1987 m. Perry Suter of Austin
Wayne Arlen Rohne b. 8 Sept 1931 d. 1m. Jurdiss Marie Colwick
2m. Marge Wilhelm
Paul Bernhart Rohne, Jr. b. 28 Jun 1933 d. m.

Paul Bernhard Rohne(left), and his brothers Magnus and Chris Rohne. photo courtesy of Tony Rohne

1895, 28 Jan. - Paul Rohne was born the seventh of nine children. "Paul's father died when he was six years old. "Prior to Evan's death Evan and Mariane had chosen P. B. to stay at home with them. Even at such tender years P. B. exhibed a sunny disposition and the promise of an industrious, strong. dutiful and devoted son. So it was the P. B. stayed on the farm and provided a home for his widowed mother until she died in 1947." [Wayne Rohne,Bosque County History: Land and People, p. 640]

1918 - "He enlisted the United States Army in 1918. He trained at Camp Mabry in Austin and then went to France as a forward observer in Battery B, 131st Field Artillery of the 36th Division. He was honorably discharged in 1919, and returned to the family farm. "[Wayne Rohne, Bosque County History: Land and People, p. 640]

1920 - US Census, Precinct #8, Bosque Co., Texas. Roll: 1781  Page: 221
         Rhone,   Marie Anne      head     F  W 62 wid    1875  na    un   Norway Norweigian    Norway    "      Norway  manager   farming
            _____ ,   Bernard    `        son       M W 25  s                                    Texas                            Norway            Norway
            Johnson, Charlie    hired hand  M W  28 s                                      Texas                            Norway            Norway

"Alma received her early education in the Mustang School and at Cranfills Gap. She took nurses' training at Providence Sanitarium in Waco, graduating in 1926. She passed the State Board exams and became a Registered Nurse in 1926. She worked at Providence Hospital and as a private duty nurse until her marriage." [Wayne Rohne, Bosque County History: Land and People, p. 640]

1940 - US Census, Texas, Bosque County, enum. dist. 18-20, sheet 6A.  one column here lists the highest grade of education - H meaning High School with number of years
            Rohne, P. Bernhart    head      m  w   45  mar      H4    Texas     farmer        farming
            "            ,  Alma            wife      f    w   43  mar      H2   Texas     
            "             , Maurine        dau       f    w    9     s         3     Texas 
            "            , Arlen             son        f    w    8     s         1     Texas 
            "            , Paul               son        m   w    6      s        1     Texas 
            "            , Marianne     mother   f   w   81  wid      H2   Norway
           Torkelson, Torbald        laborer    m  w  56   s          5     Norway    laborer     farming

1980 - "In 1980, P. B. and Alma moved to the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home where P. B. (nearly 87 years old) died in 1982. Alma is still a resident of the home. P. B. and Alma were active members of St. Olaf Lutheran Church at Cranfills Gap, he was serving as trustee and deacon, she as Sunday School teacher and organist, and both singing in the choir. P. B. served for many years as trustee of Clifton Junior College." [Wayne Rohne, Bosque County History: Land and People, p. 640]

1998 - The Hamilton Herald-News 05/27/1998

Alma Bendina Tergerson Rohne, 100, died Monday, April 27, at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home.

Services were Thursday, April 30, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. Burial was in Rock Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Rohne was born Sept. 20, 1897, in the Mustang community between Cranfills Gap and Meridian. She was the youngest of five daughters and a son born to William Tellef and Annie Lee Tergerson. She was baptized in infancy at the Rock Church and confirmed her baptismal vows on June 2, 1912, in the Norwegian language at the Rock Church. She attended the Mustang school beginning in 1904 and parochial school it the summers. In the fall of 1913, she attended the Cranfills Gap school, graduating in 1915. She worked as a saleslady at the Four Company and Bronstads Store in Cranfills Gap and at Reeves Department Store in Hico. She entered nurses training at Providence Hospital in Waco in 1923 and graduated in 1926. She took the state exams and became a registered nurse the same year. She worked at Providence Hospital and as a private duty nurse until 1929.

She was married to Paul Bernhart "Tom" Rohne of Cranfills Gap on Feb. 2, 1929, at St. Mark?s Lutheran Church in Waco. They lived on the Rohne farm in the Boggy community until retirement in 1961 when they sold the farm and built a home in Cranfills Gap. They lived there until 1980 when they moved to Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, daughter, Maurine Estelle Rohne Suter in 1987, a daughter-in-law, Jurdiss Marie Colwick Rohne in 1975, four grandsons, Roger Wayne Rohne in 1961, Mark Allen Rohne in 1962, Thomas Rohne in 1994 and David Joe Suter in 1996, a brother in infancy and four sisters, Alice Bertelsen, Mary Hansen, Bettie Larson and Selma Bronstad.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Perry Suter and his wife Vivian Bauhof Suter; two sons, Wayne Arlen Rohne and his wife Marguerite Adeline Rice Wilhelm Rohne and Paul Bernhart Rohne Jr. and his wife Harriett Stark Rohne; six grandchildren, William Rohne Suter and wife Linda, Sue Beth Rohne Ethier and husband Jeff, Russell Paul Rohne and wife Wanda, Bruce Edward Rohne and wife Sue, Rebecca Lynn Rohne and Janet Lynne Rohne Ayala and husband Jaime, as well as Debbie Brown Suter, the widow of David Joe Suter; 12 great_grandchildren, Gregory Suter and wife Ronda, Mark Suter, Kim Hurd, Thomas Suter, Laura Rohne, Jami Hurd, Mandi Keith, Cathy Suter, Bradley Rohne, Evan Rohne, Christian Rohne and Jaime Ayala Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Bronstad, Bellamy Bertelsen, William R. Suter, Russell P. Rohne, Bruce E. Rohne and Jaime J. Ayala. Honorary pallbearer was G.O. Bronstad.

2001, June - Wayne Rohne has come out of retirement and is still practicing law in Arlington, Texas. His wife is a principal of a school in Fort Worth, Texas. Her children live in Washington state.


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