LeMars Sentinel, Thursday, July 19, 1883
LeMars, Io., July 5, 1883
Messrs, Chapman & Richards
Agents Travelers Ins. Co.
Dear Sirs: Many thanks for the prompt manner in which your company, the old
"reliable" Travelers, have, through you, settled my claim for injury
received through slipping on a sidewalk, a class accident that every one is
liable to meet with. I shall most strongly urge my friends to provide
against such and every other form of accident by taking out a policy in the
Travelers Insurance Co.
Yours Truly, Arthur S. Preston
DEATH OF JOHN NEBERGALL
John Nebergall died at the residence of his brother-in-law, about fourteen
miles northwest of town, at 11 a.m. Thursday, aged 33 years.
Mr. Nebergall was one of Plymouth county's old settlers, and the news of his
death will occasion surprise to his many acquaintances in this section of
the country. The circumstances of his death were as follows:
About the first of March last, two mules belonging to Mr. Nebergall were
taken with the glanders. Mr. Nebergall attended to the animals, and in some
way became inoculated with the horrible disease through a slight wound on
the back of his hand. Soon after the hand commenced to swell, and the
disease soon spread to the lower limbs. Medical attendance was summoned,
but the real cause of the disease was carefully concealed from the doctor,
who, from the symptoms, naturally supposed his patient was suffering from
inflammatory rheumatism. About the same time Mr. Nebergall commenced taking
some patent medicine, hoping to drive the horrible poison from his system.
He seems to have realized the extent of his danger, but warned his friends
to say nothing about his having been inoculated with glanders.
About the 1st of June, Dr. Richey was called in and found Mr. Nebergall in a
terrible condition. One side of his head and face was swollen to twice its
natural size, and the joints of the arms and lower limbs were also badly
swollen. About this time he was also taken with chills, but during all this
time, and up to within three or four days of his death, he ate very
The doctor gave medicine that reduced the swelling and relieved the intense
pain for a time, but the relief was only temporary, and the swelling of the
joints soon returned. A short time since a sickening discharge commenced
coming from the nose and mouth, and the patient grew rapidly worse, until,
as above stated, death came to his relief. His suffering for the past four
or five days is said to have been severe, and the pus discharges clearly
indicated that the terrible poison had worked through his entire system.
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Messrs Elder and Betsworth returned from their Correctionville trip Monday,
and are well satisfied that our country is far ahead of any they visited.
The readers of the Sentinel want ye editor to explain what became of the
Seney items last week. They did not appear in the weekly.
The grim messenger death entered the home of A.D. Burt, esq., and took the
youngest daughter, Mrs. Emma French. The bereaved ones are new comers here,
having arrived a few weeks ago from Pecatonica, Ill., and the affliction is
a sore one. The funeral services were at the home of T. K. Chapman, of
Sioux county, and the Elgin cemetery at Seney. We join with our community
in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
The elements indulged in giving us a benefit of wind and rain Sunday night,
and for a time our citizens expected to be moved towards Sioux City, but
fortunately, we escaped uninjured.
J. S. Small, insurance agent of Alton, Iowa, was in town one day last week.
W. S. Freeman, county recorder, was in town Thursday, attending the funeral
of Mrs. Coolbaugh.
There was a large delegation of Sioux county's prominent citizens in town
Saturday, attending the funeral of Mrs. French.
We have just discovered that A. S. Freeman, of Fredonia, has for some time
been taking on the cognomen of daddy. We cannot recognize the new relations
until Mr. Freeman send in the cigars.
In our rambles Sunday we called at the farm of Payne Bros., and had the
pleasure of looking over their numerous improvements and stock. The Payne's
have fitted up their farm with convenient buildings for stock, and have the
finest arranged fixtures for raising stock that we have seen in the county.
The M.E. pulpit was filled yesterday by a stranger, we are unable to
ascertain his name, nevertheless he was greeted by a large audience who were
well pleased with the sermon.
We are informed that Mr. Allen Everhart and Miss Maggie Seeley are to be
married today, the ceremony to take place at Calliope. Miss Seeley is one
of our most popular school teachers, and we join with her many friends in
wishing her abundant happiness and success with her new pupil.
There is to be a pleasant little dance party at W. H. Reeves, in Sioux
county, on Thursday night.
We are pained to note the death of Mrs. Milton Coolbaugh, of Fredonia.
When we reported her illness last week, little did we think that her
case was so serious. The funeral took place at the M. E. church at this
place Thursday, and the body was laid away in the cemetery at LeMars.
The funeral procession was very large.
SENEY, July 6, 1883