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Sutherland Courier
Sutherland, O’Brien co. Iowa
February 5, 1931

Court News
-The sixth annual report of Anna Kaiser, guardian of the property of Alma Kaiser, was approved by the court.
-The estate of Elmire Knepper was ordered relieved from appraisement for inheritance tax purposes.
-Louise Warnke, widow of Fred Warnke, deceased, filed her election to take under the will of Fred Warnke, deceased.
-The estates of Clarence Elmer Smith and Henry Donahoe have been ordered relieved from appraisement for inheritance tax purposes.
-The instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Arthur McArdle of Sanborn and James Van Beck, late of Sheldon, have been filed for probate and March 2nd set for the date of hearing and proving.

Stork Express
-A seven pound son, Donald Lee, was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Zeiman of Calumet on Thursday, January 29th.
-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burmeister of Chokio, Minn., formerly of Sutherland, are the parents of a daughter born recently.
-A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson on Friday, Jan. 30th.

Marriage Licenses
-Bert Kroese, age 23, Sheldon, Iowa, Jean DeJong, age 22, Sheldon, Iowa
-Harry Hennings, age 23, Moneta, Iowa, Elle Brugeman, age 22, Hartley, Iowa

Sad Death
Friends in this community were saddened to hear of an accident which resulted in the death of Willard Johnson, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson, who live on a farm near Meridan. Willard was playing with neighbor boys Sunday, when one of his companions tickled John Pearson, who was holding a rifle. He swung around and as he turned, the gun was discharged, the bullet striking Willard. He died instantly. The Johnson family formerly lived on the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Omer Hagen. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to them at this time of sorrow. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the country church near the Johnson home. Interment was made in the Cherokee cemetery.

Norman Jepsen passed away Sunday at his home about five miles west of Royal, after a long illness. Funeral services were held in Royal yesterday afternoon, the interment was made in the Trimilla [sic, Trimello] cemetery. Mr. Jepsen has lived in this community for many years and has made a host of friends.

20 Years Ago - Items taken from the files of The Sutherland Courier February 3, 1911
-A happy wedding was celebrated on January 25th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Eggers, near Calumet when their youngest daughter, Ella, was married to Mr. Wm. Schaefer.
-Samuel Youde died at his home northeast of Sutherland Tuesday night after a short illness with pneumonia.

Forty-Five Years Ago - Items taken from the files of The Sutherland Courier February 5, 1886
-Born, January 31, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. Jenner, of Sutherland, a daughter.

Spencer Man Awarded Carnegie Hero Medal
Twenty-one acts of heroism, in six of which the heroes lost their lives, have been recognized by the Carnegie Hero fund commission which awarded a bronze medal in each case. Two of those honored were Iowans. Bronze medals were awarded Gleelan Jay Pitcher, 17, Tama, Iowa and Edward J. Maloy, 33, Spencer, Ia. Maloy, a salesman, rescued Donald K. Venema, 18-month-old, from a caved-in well in Wallingford, Ia., August 4, 1927. The Venema boy slipped through a hole in the ground at the top of the well and fell to a narrow ledge 30 feet below the surface. From the top the well was filled with earth for a depth of six feet, except for the hole which was 20 in. by 12 inches. Bystanders fearing that the earth at the top would drop, refused to enter the well. An hour after the Venema boy fell, Maloy arrived. Removing most of his clothing and tying a rope around himself, Maloy squeezed through the hole and then was lowered on the rope to the boy's position. While earth was falling Maloy tied a rope around the boy, who was drawn from the well. Maloy was pulled up a moment later.

Picture Operator Dies
Cal Royer, 56, motion picture operator at Cherokee, dropped dead shortly after answering a fire call at 3:30 last Wednesday morning. Royer was the oldest member in point of service in the Cherokee fire department. He had served on the volunteer crew 27 years. Royer lived only a short distance from the scene of the fire, and answered the call. He walked up to the truck driver, placed his hand on his shoulder and started to say something when he threw up his hands and fell over backwards. Death was caused by heart trouble superinduced by excitement.

John Wick, alias Koleman, former railroad man at Rock Rapids, will be deported soon to his old home in Czechoslovakia. According to the order, Wick is to be turned over to immigration officials from Omaha who will in turn take him to New York where he will be put on a ship to his native land. Wick came to the United States and never applied for citizenship papers. He became mixed up in a "crime wave" and served time in prison. After being released he returned to his own ways and finally became known as a "habitual criminal".

[transcribed by A.N., October 2012]


Sutherland Courier
Sutherland, O’Brien co. Iowa
February 12, 1931

Stork Express
- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mathern of Sidney, Iowa, on February 1. He weighed 8 pounds and has been named Ronald Arthur.
- A son, who has been named William Parkman, was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Johnson of Iowa City, on January 28th. Mrs. Johnson will be remembered here as Miss Helen Surber, English teacher in the high school a few years ago.
- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Klinker are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby daughter born February 4th.

A. H. Noethe Badly Hurt Last Thursday
A. H. Noethe was quite badly hurt last Thursday when he was thrown from a load of gravel. He was using a long wagon and as her turned a corner he was thrown off. He struck on his back, and has been in a serious condition since that time. Last evening he was reported as very little improved but resting a little better.

Mrs. A. C. Munger Passed Away
Mrs. A. C. Munger, a former resident of the Maple Grove community, passed away at her home in Peterson Sunday night, following a long illness with tuberculosis and complications. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, and burial was in the Peterson cemetery.

Harry Hill, who was seriously injured when a truck backed into him while he and Chas. Stanton were unloading coal at the bank building, the middle of December, made his first trip downtown last Saturday afternoon. He was riding in a chair, and though he is improving, is far from mended yet. In case you hadn't seen it, he is wearing a brand new mustache.

Powers - Stilwell
(from our Grant-Highland News)
A wedding of much interested in our community occurred last Thursday, February 5 at 2 o'clock at the M. E. parsonage at Aurelia, Iowa when Miss Letha powers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powers, was united in marriage to Mr. Lester Stilwell of Lawton, Iowa. They were attended by Miss Mildred Sherwood of Wall Lake and Mr. Clarence Stilwell, a brother of the groom. Rev. Welch, a former pastor of the Powers family, officiated and used the ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powers attended the wedding at the Welch home after which the bridal party returned to the Powers home in Center township, where the bride's sister, Miss Ruth Powers had prepared the wedding luncheon. Mrs. Stilwell was attired in a dress of apricot crepe with hat and other accessories to match. The groom was attired in a navy blue suit. They returned to their home the same evening. Mrs. Stilwell was born and raised in our community and graduated from the Paullina high school. After teaching one year in the rural school she entered the M. E. hospital as a student nurse and graduated with honors last June. Since then she has been practicing her profession in Sioux City. Mr. Stilwell is not so well known here but has made friends with all who have met him. The many friends of the Powers family join in wishing this fine couple much happiness and success.

Max Anderson Funeral is Held - Old Time Sutherland Resident Died Sunday Morning; Funeral Held Yesterday
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Methodist church for Max Anderson, who died at his home here Sunday morning from heart trouble. Rev. Corwin Taylor was in charge of the services. Music was furnished by Mrs. Frank Bruner and Herman Behmer, with Miss Frances Bruner at the piano. Burial was made in Waterman cemetery. For almost half a century Mr. Anderson had lived in this community, living for many years on his farm before moving to town. During his long residence in this vicinity he had made many friends who remain to mourn his passing.

1854 - Max Anderson - 1931
Max Anderson was born near Schleswig, Germany January 23, 1854. Here he was baptized in infancy and at the age of fifteen was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He came to this country in the spring of 1880. After spending three years in Tama county, he came to O'Brien county in the spring of 1883. Two years after coming to this county he was employed by the firm of Kirchhof and Jens. In the fall of 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Faust. To this union three children were born, John A., now of Primghar, Iowa; Otto, who died in 1900 at the age of 2 years; and one other child dying in infancy. In the spring of 1891 he moved to his farm six and one-half miles northwest of Sutherland at which place he resided until June 1914 when he moved to the residence in Sutherland where he passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 8th, 1931, at the age of 77 years, 2 weeks and 2 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, his son John and wife and their three children Hazel, Doris and Geraldine, one sister and one brother in Germany and one brother in Long Beach, Calif.

- Mr. and Mrs. Fed Haye, Mrs. Harry Wittrock and Mr. and Mrs. John Watterson attended the funeral of Willard Johnson, which was held at the country church south of Paullina, Tuesday afternoon.
- Mrs. Henry Hass Jr., Mrs. George Halstrom and Mrs. Roy Edwards, of Primghar, attended the funeral of Willard Johnson, which was held at the country church south of Paullina, Tuesday afternoon.
- Mr. and Mrs. Fogelman and daughters, Doris and Marjorie, called at the John Rankin home in Cherokee Thursday afternoon to get acquainted with little Miss Mary Ellen Rankin who arrived Feb. 3rd for an indefinite stay in the Rankin home. Mrs. Rankin before her marriage was Miss De Meris Adams and is a niece of Mrs. Fogelman.

[transcribed by A.N., April 2013]


Sutherland Courier
Sutherland, O’Brien co. Iowa
February 19, 1931

War Veteran Passes Away - Emmet Sweeney Laid to Rest in Calvary Cemetery Tuesday February 17th
[article accompanied by portrait photo]
There will be a gold star to grace the United States service flag which adorns the altar of Sacred Heart Catholic church, marking the death of the first ex-service man in the parish. It will be for Emmet Sweeney who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sweeney, after a sickness lasting for several months. During much of this time Emmet was confined to his bed with heart trouble. Sometimes he was seriously affected, although on other occasions he was able to be about the house. Recently, however, his condition took a turn for the worse and it was known for some time that death was imminent. At four o'clock Sunday afternoon he passed quietly away.

To mourn his untimely death the deceased leaves behind his wife and child, Kathleen Leahigh Sweeney and little daughter Eleanor Ann; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sweeney; and one sister, Mrs. Vernon Flinders, all of Sutherland; besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in Sacred Heart Catholic church Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, with Requiem High Mass by Rev. A. A. Bausch as celebrant, assisted by Rev. M. C. Wendl of Spencer. Rev. Wendl also had charge of the services at the grave in Calvary cemetery. The music was furnished by the Choir of Sisters and students of Immaculate Conception Academy of Cherokee, I. Members of the Sutherland Post of the American Legion attended the services in a body. Six cousins of the deceased served as pallbearers. They were Clarence Sweeney, Thomas Sweeney Jr., Elmer Sweeney, Leo Sweeney, Edward Triplett and James Triplett.

1895 - Emmet Sweeney - 1931
Emmet William Sweeney was born at Rock Valley, Iowa, March 30, 1895. When two years of age he came with his parents to the farm home in Waterman township, where he lived until he had finished the Sutherland high school in 1913. He then attended Iowa State College at Ames, completing the course in civil engineering in 1917. While there he was affiliated with the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The year of 1918 he spent at home working on the farm. In 1919 he spent eleven months in government war service, four of them as draftsman in a munition plant at Nitro, W. Va., and the remainder as a sergeant at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala.

Following this service he was employed by the state highway department of South Dakota for two years, going from this position to become resident engineer for the state of Illinois. At this work Mr. Sweeney spent five years, and in August 1927 was promoted to the office of right-of-way engineer for the Peoria district, where he became a member of the Peoria post of the American Legion. While living in Illinois he was married on May 12, 1927, to Kathleen C. Leahigh of Aledo, Ill. A year ago he was forced to resign his position on account of failing health and in May 1930 returned to Sutherland. at 4 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, February 15,1931, he passed away at the age of 35 years, 10 months and 15 days.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were James E. Leahigh of Peoria, Ill.; W. C. Leahigh of Davenport, Iowa; Miss Stella Leahigh of Aledo, Ill.; Sister M. Seraphia of Waterloo, Iowa; Dr. and Mrs. Harry Donovan of Jefferson, Iowa; Will Sweeney and daughters, Marie and Margaret, Mrs. Hugh Corcoran, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCormick and Rev. M. C. Wendl of Spencer, Ia.; Lee Nutty of Ames, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Carpenter of Cherokee, Iowa; Merle Camery of Sioux City, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B.Triplett, Mrs. Fred G. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dougherty, Jr. of Sheldon.

Card of Thanks
Our sincere appreciation goes out to the many friends and neighbors who were so kind and helpful to us when death came to take away our beloved. We also wish to thank those who gave the many floral offerings and the Sisters and students of Immaculate Conception Academy for the music.
Mrs. Kathleen Sweeney and Eleanor Ann
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sweeney
Mr. and Mrs. V. S. Flinders

Chas. Williams Leaves for Ralph Gates' Funeral
Chas. Williams left Tuesday to attend the funeral of Ralph Gates at Fall River, Wis. Mr. Gates is his nephew and died at Albuquerque, N. Mex., where he had been in a hospital for the past several months. The deceased is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Gates who formerly lived northwest of Sutherland.

District Engineer Sends Letter of Condolence
In a letter addressed to Mrs. Emmet Sweeney the district engineer at Peoria, Ill, Theo. Plack, sends the regrets of the department there and pays high tribute to his former fellow worker. Mr. Plack writes:

Peoria, Ill.
February 16, 1931
Mrs. Emmet W. Sweeney
Sutherland, Iowa
Dear Mrs. Sweeney:
We were indeed sorry to have heard of Emmet's death. Emmet was very close to the hearts of all of us who knew him and we have greatly missed his companionship and help during the past year.

We knew Emmet both as a friend and as a co-worker. As a friend he was always willing and anxious to go out of his way to help us in any way a true friend might. As a co-worker he was always ready with counsel and aid, no matter what the problem. He was one of the most capable, conscientious and hard working engineers with whom we have ever been associated and he has been a source of inspiration to all of us. Many of his friends throughout this district have frequently inquired regarding Emmet's health and all held him in the highest esteem. We will miss his valued counsel and association. We wish to assure you, that we of the Highway Department fell this loss of our true friend and co-worker and join together in expressing our heartfelt sympathy.
Very sincerely yours,
Theo. Plack
District Engineer

Court News
- B. A. Larson has brought an action against Estella Larson, asking that the court grant him a divorce from the defendant on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Plaintiff's petition states that he married the defendant at Albert Lea, Minn. on the 20th day of September, 1926, and lived together until the 5th day of September 1930.
- The last will and testament of Paul Kahler, deceased, late of Hartley, has been admitted to probate and Mary Kahler and Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Spencer were appointed executors thereof.
- Mrs. Christina Baumgarn, widow of Hans Baumgarn, deceased, has filed her election to take under the will of the decedent.
- The final report of E. L. Randolph, guardian of the property of Clara Grinske, incompetent, has been approved by the court and the guardian discharged.
- The second annual report of Ray B. Lefever, trustee of the estate of David Broyles, deceased, was approved by the court.
- Minnie M. Jipp, guardian of the property of Clarence Jipp, et al was granted permission by the court to keep said estate open beyond the statutory period of three years.
- The first report of Elsie Born, guardian of the property of Mary Born, was approved by the court.
- The third annual report of A. K. Van Meeteren, guardian of the property of Jennie Van Meeteren, incompetent, was approved by the court.

Linneweh - Lockwood
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Linneweh at Calumet was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday, February 14th, when their daughter, Luella was married to Roy Lockwood of Larrabee. The ceremony was performed at high noon, with the Rev. Paul G. Wuebben of the Zion Evangelical church officiating. Miss Marjorie Walters played the Lohengrin Wedding march as the bridal party took their places beneath an arch in the living room. Miss Linneweh was attended by her sister, Mrs. Douglas Baldwin, and Mrs. Baldwin served Mr. Lockwood as best man. The bride wore a dress of nile green and carried a bride's bouquet of carnations and narcissus. The groom wore a dark suit.

Following the ceremony a three course luncheon was served. The tables were decorated in red and white, with Valentine appointments. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Linneweh and since her graduation from the Calumet high school in 1926, she has been working in her father's store. Mr. Lockwood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lockwood of Larrabee. After a honeymoon through the South, Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood will make their home on a farm near Larrabee. [transcription note: this was on page 1 - another write-up of this wedding appeared in the society section, it differs slightly & is transcribed below]

Mrs. Kirchhof Dies Yesterday
Funeral Will Be Held Friday Afternoon at Two O'clock From Her Home Here
Mrs. Bertha Kirchhof passed away yesterday afternoon at her home in Sutherland at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements have been made for Friday afternoon at the home. They will be held at two o'clock with Rev. F. L. Van Voorhis, pastor of the Church of Christ in charge.

Stork Express
- A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Drake at the Sioux Valley hospital in Cherokee, on Tuesday February 17th.
- Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson of Brookings, S. Dak. on February 11th, a daughter, Muriel Dolores. Mrs. Johnson was formerly Miss Florence Schultz, of Sutherland.
- A son was born on Friday, February 13th to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Patton.
- A seven pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vought on Wednesday February 11th.

Montgomery - Sweeney
A wedding which comes as a surprise to Sutherland people is that of Wendell Sweeney and Miss Ruth Montgomery, which took place January 17th in Chicago. Mr. Sweeney is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney, of Sutherland. He graduated from the Sutherland high school in 1923 and for several years has been with the Central Livestock Commission Co. in Chicago. Mrs. Sweeney, a former Larrabee girl, is a graduate nurse, from the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago. They will continue to reside in Chicago.

Death Comes to Henry Frear - Aged Man Had Lived in O'Brien County Nearly Half Century; Was 87 Years Old
Funeral services for one of this community's oldest residents, Henry Frear, were held Saturday from the Methodist church. Burial was made in Waterman cemetery. Rev. Corwin Taylor, pastor of the church, had charge of the services. At the time of his death, Mr. Frear was living in the C. C. Montgomery home south of town. Mrs. Montgomery was one of his daughters. He was 87 years of age and his name had been linked with the history of O'Brien county and Sutherland for almost half a century. He came here in 1882 from Illinois, and for many years was engaged in farming.

1843 - Henry Frear - 1931
Henry Frear was born in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England on October 5, 1843, and died at the old home place southeast of Sutherland, February 12, 1931, aged 87 years, 4 months, seven days.

When a young man, Mr. Frear came to America with his cousin, Reuben Challand, and others, settling with the Challand family at Shabbona, Ill. Two years later he came west with Mr. Challand, who bought land in Webster county, near Fort Dodge, Iowa. Mr. Frear later returned to Shabbona, Ill, for a season and there attended a revival meeting at Shabbona Grove, where he experienced a remarkable conversion. Soon after he returned to Webster county, and was there united in marriage to Laura Peck, May 28, 1972. In 1882, they moved to O'Brien county, and purchased 160 acres of land, which they improved and made their home for 27 years, when they retired from the farm after the years of toil and hardship, and for five years enjoyed some of the results of their labors, the comforts of life. Then his faithful wife passed on to her reward, leaving him alone. Since then he has made his home with his daughters most of the time.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Frear, Frank of Alta, Iowa; George, who died Feb. 18, 1904; Will of Fort Riley, Kansas; Mrs. May Timmins of Creston, Iowa; Mrs. Grace Montgomery of Sutherland; and Mrs. Clara Traver of Oneida, S. Dak. Besides these the deceased leaves to mourn their loss in his departure, 17 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Friends and neighbors join in sympathy with these bereaved ones.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the time of our recent bereavement, and also for the beautiful flowers and the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frear and family, Mr. W. E. Frear, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Timmens and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Montgomery and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Traver and family.

- Mrs. Rebecca Steele was a caller at the Courier office Saturday afternoon, and she said that just sixty years ago Saturday, St. Valentine's Day, she left Jefferson county in a covered wagon headed for O'Brien county.
- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hilbert and daughter, Viola, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Selk of Larrabee drove to Milford Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hilbert's niece, Mrs. Garret Meister. Burial was at Arnolds Park.
-S. O. Hagen and family received a message Monday morning, informing them of the death of Olive Rosdale, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olive Rosdale of Marshalltown. She was the victim of infantile paralysis.

Lars Jensen received a letter Tuesday from his uncle, A. Christensen, of Lynwood, Calif. saying that he and Mrs. Christensen were to leave Tuesday for Rochester, Minn., where he would enter the Mayo hospital for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Christensen made their home here until they moved to California about four years ago. Mr. Jensen will drive to Omaha today to see them while their train is there.

Relatives from out of town who were here last Wednesday to attend the funeral of Max Anderson were Mrs. Tom Faust of Spirit Lake, Dr. John Faust of Huron, S. Dak., Mrs. John Faust and three children, Anna, Bessie and Clarence, Mr. and Mrs. Will Faust and Mrs. and Mrs. Helmar Hill of Kanawha, Mrs. Will Faust and three children, Billie, Marie and Carl of Calumet, Mrs. Hoffman of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Everly, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Suhn of Herald, S. Dak.

Quite a number of folks attended the funeral of Mrs. Berg Sunday afternoon.

Linneweh - Lockwood
A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at high noon Saturday, February 14, 1931, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Linneweh at Calumet, Iowa, when their daughter, Miss Luella, became the bride of Mr. Roy Lockwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lockwood of Larrabee.

The bridal party entered the room to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding march, which was played by Miss Marjorie Walters. The ceremony was read by Rev. Paul G. Wuebben, pastor of the Zion Evangelical church of Calumet. The bridal party stood beneath an arch of red and white. The bride and groom were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Baldwin of Des Moines, Iowa. The bride was beautifully attired in a long gown of nile green, trimmed in silk tulle and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and narcissus. The groom wore a dark blue business suit.

Immediately following the ceremony a sumptuous three course wedding dinner was served by Misses Astrid Stark, Frances Kock, Hertha Tesch, Elsie Whitholder and Viola Jurgensen wearing appropriate Valentine aprons, and Mrs. Elysbeth Walters as cateress. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. Gus Linneweh, parents of the bride, and their family; Mr. and Mrs. George Lockwood of Larrabee, parents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. John Kock and family of Paullina, Mr. and Ms. Walter Krumm and family of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Will Potas, Chester, S. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tesch and family of Paullina, Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lockwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lockwood and family, Mr. Sidney Currier and Elmer Anderson all of Larrabee, and Rev. and Mrs. Paul G. Wuebben. The bride's chosen colors of red and white were carried out in accordance with St. Valentine's Day, in the menu and attractive table appointments.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Linneweh. She was graduated from the Calumet high school with the class of 1926, and has since then been a very efficient clerk in her father's store and post office. She is a charming young woman and has a large circle of friends in this community. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lockwood of Larrabee who is a prosperous young farmer with a very fine character. After the dinner the young couple left for a short honeymoon in the South, after which they will be at home to their many friends on a farm near Larrabee. The community extends hearty congratulations and wish them a long and happy wedded life. [transcriber's note: this was the 2nd of two write-ups about this wedding, the other was on page 1, see above]

[transcribed by A.N., April 2013]


Sutherland Courier
Sutherland, O’Brien co. Iowa
February 26, 1931

Condition of A. H. Noethe Reported Slightly Better
A. A. Noethe, who was taken to St. Joseph's hospital in Sioux City last week, was brought back home Tuesday afternoon, and it is reported that his condition is somewhat improved. He was taken to Sioux City for an examination of his spine, following injuries he received when he fell while hauling sand, striking his neck on the ground after the wheels of the wagon turned too sharply and threw him from a position on it. Examination revealed a dislocation at the point of juncture of the sixth and seventh vertebrae, just at the base of his neck. During a treatment of several days at the hospital, weights were put on Mr. Noethe's neck, but these were removed before he was taken home. Although the accident was of very serious nature, friends of Mr. Noethe hope that his condition will continue to improve.

Court News
- Elizabeth Noordhoek [Noordhook] obtained a decree of divorce from John Noordhoek on the grounds of desertion and was awarded the custody of her minor child and given permission to remarry within one year.
- Mildred J. Whitmore was granted a divorce from Mark Whitmore on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, and the court also decreed that the plaintiff's maiden name, Mildred J. Nelson, be restored to her.
- Ella Wede obtained a decree of divorce from Lloyd H. Wede on grounds of desertion. Plaintiff was given back her maiden name of Ella Petersen.
- R. A. Larson obtained a divorce from Estella Larson on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Neither party to the action was given the right to remarry within one year.
- The following persons were granted admission to citizenship by Judge C. O. Bradley: Adolf Nicklaus, Germany; Johan J. Schact, Germany; Sam Sigman, Russia; John Van Roekel, Netherlands; Has Schoof, Germany; Wm. Terpstra and Reints Terpstra, Netherlands; Alois Elser, Germany; Hans H. Schmidt, Germany; Wiard and Adeline Wiltfang; Germany; Laures B. Axdahl, Norway; Jacob Nagel and Wm. Jull, Germany.

Stork Express
- Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Traver of Paullina are the parents of a son born February 12. Mrs. Traver was formerly Miss Edna Kummerfeld.
- Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Moding are the proud parents of a 7 pound son born to them Tuesday noon February 24th at the Sioux Valley hospital in Cherokee. They have named him Wendell Forrest.

Ed Schoening Died Tuesday - Funeral Services Will Be Held in the Sutherland Methodist Church Friday Afternoon
After an illness of only about a week Ed Schoening passed away at his home northeast of Sutherland Tuesday evening of influenza contracted while at work on the farm. He was ill only a few days and his death came as a great shock to his family, relatives and friends in this community. Arrangements have been made for funeral services to be held in the M. E. church here Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Corwin Taylor in charge.

Smith - Stanley
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the M. E. church in Primghar, Rev. Osborn officiating, on Friday, February 20 when Miss Mildred Smith of Gaza became the bride of Mr. Ernest M. Stanley, also of the Gaza community. Promptly at half past three Miss Edith Anderson sang very beautifully "I Love You Truly", after which the bridal couple entered to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March, played by Roma Smith. The bride and groom were attended by Lillian Smith and Orville Hansen, sister and cousin of the bride. Little Joy Louise Cope acted as ringbearer, carrying the rings in the heart of a rose. The bride wore a lovely gown of white satin trimmed in silk net with accessories to match, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas. The bridesmaid wore a dress of yellow silk crepe and the best man was handsomely attired in a suit of navy blue. The groom was attired in a dark brown suit.

Promptly after the ceremony the guests proceeded to the home of the bride where a delicious two course luncheon was served by Misses Roma Smith and Bertina Axdahl assisted by Mrs. H. Hansen. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Smith, having graduated from Cherokee High School in 1927 and attended I. S. T. C. at Cedar Falls and has since taught four years in the O'Brien county schools. The groom is the son of Mrs. Alma Stanley of Indiana and is a brother of Mrs. C. B> Cope and is a man of sterling qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley started immediately on a trip to Indianapolis and other points in Indianan and Illinois. They will be at home to their friends after March 1 on a farm near Primghar.

Mrs. Kirchhof Buried Friday - Services Held in Home Friday Afternoon in Charge of Rev. F. L. Van Voorhis
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home for Mrs. Bertha Kirchhof who died Wednesday afternoon. Rev. F. L. Van Voorhis, pastor of the Christian church, was in charge. Burial was made in Waterman cemetery. Adolph Mueller, A. H. Schultz, J. C. Briggs, Peter Back, Fred Back and Adolph Ewoldt served as pallbearers.

1853- Bertha Humfeld - 1931
Bertha Humfeld was born in Holstein, Germany, on October 31, 1853, and died at Sutherland, Iowa, February 18, 1931. In April 1883, she came to this country and on July 21st of the same year was married to Otto Kirchhof at Reinbeck, Iowa. In the spring of the following year they came to Sutherland and here their three daughters were born, one of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters, Mrs. L. H. Chesley and Miss Toni, four grandchildren and a half-brother in Denmark.

L. J. Price Very Ill
Word from Mrs. Frank Jordan in California says that her father-in-law, L. J. Price, is very seriously ill at his home in Tama, Iowa. He was operated on recently in Iowa City and it was found that he was suffering from cancer of the liver.
Ralph and Lester Chesley and Waldo Briggs drove to Hope, North Dakota, Sunday to get Mrs. Edna Chesley, who will visit in the homes of her children here and with other relatives. She has been in Hope with her son Ned since the death of his wife last year.

Mrs. Dale Youde of Royal was rushed to Spencer to the hospital Saturday morning where an operation was performed for appendicitis. The appendix was ruptured and Mrs. Youde is in a serious condition. She is a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Farquhar.

Harry Hill has graduated from a wheel chair to crutches this last week. He appears to manage them pretty well but it is hoped that it will not be long until he can do without them.

Birthday Surprise for Mrs. Leo Rausch
Tuesday was Mrs. Leo Rausch's birthday so Mr. and Mrs. Val Rausch and son Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Kruger and children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rausch and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Triplett Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Clair Bryant and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald martin went in and spent the evening. Ice cream and cake were served at the close of the evening.

Mrs. Pickrell Surprised on Birthday
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pickrell were pleasantly surprised last Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. Pickrell's birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Dewell, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Drake, Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Saunders and Dr. N. E. Weems of Paullina. They played cards and late in the evening a delicious lunch prepared by Mrs. Weems, was served. Mrs. Weems was unable to be present on account of illness.

Innes Brothers Celebrate Their Birthday
Last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Martin and daughter Norma Faye and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Moding were dinner guests at the home of Mrs. A. A. Innes south of town. Harry and Perry Innes were celebrating their twenty-fourth birthday.
Edmund Schoening is seriously ill with pneumonia. At the time of this writing, his condition is not improved. Miss Esther Sweeney is taking care of him. Little Bernita Schoening has also been sick, but she is feeling much better now.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Hagen went to Marshalltown last Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Hagen's niece. They returned home Saturday. Fred Hyndman did their work while they were away.

Mr. and Mrs. June Morrow, James Fraser, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson and Mrs. and Mrs. Myde Triplett surprised Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tigges, Sunday evening on their 32th wedding anniversary. A delicious lunch was served.

20 Years Ago - Items taken from the files of The Sutherland Courier
February 10, 1911:
- Grandfather Cooper died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Ginger. He was past 80 years of age, and was an old settler.
- Mr. Forrest Wilkinson of near Gaza, and Miss Ella O'Donnell, of Sutherland, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Tuesday non, February 7, 1911, in the Catholic rectory, in Sutherland.
February 17, 1911:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dau, Feb. 11, 1911, a daughter.

Forty-Five Years Ago - Items taken from the files of The Sutherland Courier
February 19, 1886: Born, Thursday Feb. 11, to Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Woods, a daughter.

[transcribed by A.N., July 2013]

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