The Iowa Liberal
Wednesday, January 7, 1880
Nick Hoffman, living north of town, lost a son last week, from the fever
which is raging in this community. The young man was about eighteen years
old, and is highly spoken of by his acquaintances. Three children of John
Hoffman, in Marion township, have been quite ill with the fever, but they
are now recovering. The Hoffman family in this section has been suffering
greatly of late, the first time that sickness has fallen upon them, C. D.
Hoffman says, in thirty years. But they are now having what seems to be more
than their share.
In Sioux county, Iowa, December 25, 1879, by Rev. D. O. Darling, Mr. A. B.
Ferris and Miss Susie Edwards all of the above county.
On Christmas day, 1879, at the residence of Mr. A. B. Griffan, by Rev. H. W.
Jones, of LeMars, Lorenzo Dow Koser to Emma Krudwig, both of Plymouth
On New Year’s day, at the M.E. Parsonage, LeMars, Rev. H. W. Jones, Frank
To. Skuse of Sheldon to Elizabeth Schipper, of LeMars.
Clay & Richardson have anchored their real estate office on Court street,
near Townsend’s new lumber yard.
V. B. Tooker is canvassing this place for Daniel’s History of Methodism, and
excellent work that should be in every Methodist home.
The Methodists held their usual Watch meeting on New Year’s Eve, services
beginning at 10:30 o’clock, and closing at five minutes past twelve.
J. F. Heeb has a telephone connecting his restaurant on Main street with
that on Sixth. The machine works nicely, and at all hours of the day or
night Mat’s melodious voice can be heard distinctly warbling a plaintiff
The Primghar Tribune, a new venture in O’Brien county, comes to hand. The
readers thereof will be glad to know that there is no “we the junior”
connected with the Tribune office, and that it has no legal partner to putt
gratuitously. The Tribune is a great improvement on the nauseating Pioneer.
Monday night Yankton was shaken up by an earthquake, and Tuesday morning a
mysterious luminous globule passed over Sioux City. Those persons in search
of a home on the prairies, and who don’t want to be shaken to death by earth
quakes, or frightened out of their wits by meteors, will do well to settle
in Plymouth county. Lands are cheap and wonderfully productive.
Sam Greenwald’s baby boy was circumcised last Wednesday, a rabbi from St.
Paul performing the ceremony. The rite of circumcision was established at
the time old Father Abraham was ninety-nine years old. As our columns are
considerably crowded today our curious readers can find a full account of
the transaction by turning to their Bibles, the eighteenth chapter of
Genesis giving the matter in detail.
January 21, 1880
TO THE HILLS.—Last Thursday evening J. W. Clark and his son John started for
Custer City, Dakota, going by way of St. Paul and Bismarck. It is Mr.
Clark’s intention, as soon as he reaches Custer, to erect a mill and work
his new mine himself. Mr. C. is the half-owner of the celebrated Atlantic
mine, which was recently sold for seventy-five thousand dollars, the
purchasers putting up seven thousand dollars as guarantee of good faith.
However, interested parties got hold of the transaction and broke up the
sale, and Mr. Clark and his partners have the seven thousand dollars as well
as the mine. They purpose developing as rapidly as possible and the
prospects are said to be flattering. Mr. Clark has more or less interest in
twenty-five claims in Hills.
SILVER WEDDING.—On the 17th of January, 1855, our respected townsman, C. D.
Hoffman, Esq., and his estimable lady, were married in Dubuque, the Rev.
Father Emmons, now of Iowa City, officiating. Last Saturday being the 25th
anniversary of that marriage, a number of Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman’s friends
determined to give them a surprise, which they did in the evening, flocking
to the house to the number of fifty, and showering upon the “bride and
groom” good wishes for long and happy lives. The Independent band also
called at the Dubuque House and serenaded Mr. H. and his family, and later
in the evening that gentleman escorted the entire company to Hueb’s
restaurant, where a generous repast was set before them. The presents
tendered Mr. Hoffman and his wife were numerous and costly, and will be
placed among their choicest treasurers. Mr. Hoffman is the father of eleven
children, all of whom are living save one. Mr. H. is a member of the board
of school directors of this district, and of the board of county
supervisors. He is a highly respected citizen of the village, and all our
people wish him many years more of life and prosperity.
Fifteen years ago last Saturday Pat Gainor and his wife had no children
having been married on that day. They now have seven living and one dead.