Iowa Old Press
MAY 3, 1900.
ROBERT BEGG DIED AT THE SUTTER HOUSE IN THE CITY ON MONDAY MORNING AFTER AN ILLNESS LASTING SEVERAL MONTHS FROM CANCER OF THE STOMACH. THE DECEASED WAS BORN AT DUNBAR CANADA, ON FEBRUARY 2, 1854, WHERE HE GREW TO MANHOOD. HE CAME TO PLYMOUTH COUNTY TWENTY -EIGHT YEARS AGO AND HAS RESIDED ON HIS FARM IN UNION TOWNSHIP ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THAT TIME. HE WAS ONE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS AND HAD A WIDE ACQUAINTANCE IN THE COUNTY AND WAS LOVED AND RESPECTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. SHORTLY AFTER HE LOCATED HERE HIS PARENTS AND FAMILIES JOINED HIM AND BECAME RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY. HIS FATHER DIED SOME FIVE YEARS AGO AND HIS MOTHER THREE YEARS LATER. MR. BEGG WAS TAKEN SICK IN THE WINTER AND MOVED INTO TOWN IN ORDER THAT HE MIGHT MORE EASILY PROCURE MEDICAL SKILL AND ATTENDANCE. THE DECEASED LEAVES FOUR BROTHERS, JOHN, WILLIAM AND PETER RESIDING IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND JAMES, OF ELDORADO MISSOURI TO MORN HIS DEATH. THE FUNERAL TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY AT THE UNION TOWNSHIP PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND WAS LARGELY ATTENDED BY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO HAD KNOWN AND RESPECTED HIM FOR MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY."
LeMars Sentinel, dated after May 8, 1900
Death of Mrs. Mohning
May 11, 1900
Mrs. Hermann Mohning died on Friday last at the home of her son Henry
Mohnning, aged 73 years, 5 months and 26 days.
Mrs. Mohning was born in Germany, her maiden name being Maria Pepmeyer.
She was united in marriage in 1850 to Herman Mohning, who survives her. In
1852 she and her husband came to the United States and settled in Clayton
county, where they resided until seven years ago when they came to Plymouth
county and made their home with their sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Mohning celebrated their golden wedding on the fourth of this
month and all their children and a number of relatives were present on the
Mrs. Mohning was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She leaves a
husband and seven children. They are Henry and John Mohning, Mrs. Louis
Harnack, Mrs. L.H. Schulte and Mrs. Fromme of this county and Fred Mohning
and Mrs. Heddleman, of Clayton county. All the family were present at her
The funeral was held on Monday at the German Lutheran Evangelical church,
Rev. Hoeppner officiating and was very largely attended.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 31, 1900
HONOR TO THE DEAD
The Exercises of Memorial Day Befittingly Observed
Decoration day 1900 was greeted with fine weather in LeMars and the day
almost universally observed as a holiday. All the public offices and banks
were closed for the day and the majority of stores were shut by noon. The
town was extensively decorated to do honor to the old soldiers and to the
memory of the thousands of departed heroes.
The parade was the feature of the day and was under way promptly at the
appointed hour under the able direction of W. S. Freeman, the marshal of the
The old soldiers themselves were the feature of the Decoration day parade. A
large number of the grey and grizzled veterans, still young in their love
and reverence for their country, marched to the cemeteries and were greeted
with waving of handkerchiefs, handclapping and cheers. Cheers for the
living and tears for the dead. The band headed by the colors marched in the
van of the procession. The uniformed members of Canton lodge and the
members of the fire department followed the veterans and the cadets. The
flower girls presented a charming picture of beauty. Following them were the
ladies of the W.R.C. and members of the G.A.R. in carriages. The mayor and
city officials brought up the rear followed by a long line of private
citizens in carriages and buggies.
At the two cemeteries the impressive scene, which grows upon one more each
year, was carried out. Each dead hero’s grave was marked by a tiny flag and
on the mounds floral tributes were heaped. It was a lovely morning. The sun
shone warmly tempered by a light breeze. On every side were the shade trees
and decorated graves. The veterans with bared heads gathered around the
grave where the ritual was recited by A. A. Alline, the commander of the
post, P.F. Dalton, and Prof. J. S. Shoup. A quartette composed of the
Misses Cadwells, Harry Briggs and F. Haas, sang appropriate hymns.
The final salute was given and the procession returned down town disbanding
on Main street.
The W.R.C. gave a dinner at the hall at noon and their hospitable efforts
were appreciated, a large number being served, and many old comrades enjoyed
a social visit during the afternoon, recounting their battles o’er again.
The patriotic play entitled Brother Jonathan’s Tea Party” given at the opera
house in the evening and was attended by a packed house. The standing room
only sign being out at an early hour. The play was a fine spectacular one
and from the opening drill in command of the Goddess of Liberty until the
concluding number, the living flag was replete with good things and
effective situations. The jolly little coons was one of the most amusing
features and exceedingly well done.
Will Play Ball at Minneapolis
The LeMars ball team will go to Minneapolis next Tuesday and play a game of
baseball with a team picked from the employees of the Minneapolis Threshing
Machine company on Wednesday. A low rate has been obtained for the occasion
as on that day an excursion is run from Nebraska and Iowa points to
accommodate visitors to the great threshing machine works. A number of
others from here will accompany the ball team and a jolly outing is looked
for. The tickets will allow visitors to stay a week.
OUR COUNTY NEWS
By our Correspondents and from Exchanges.
Correspondents are requested to write on one side of the paper only.
YEOMANS: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. W. J. Slater and Mrs. Josten, of Sioux City, visited friends at Yeomans
Mrs. Harsha was a Yeomans Monday.
Harry Brockman, of Sioux City, spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. P. H. Brockman.
Ed. Bruford has bought one of the D. Y. Hallack weeders and is delighted
with its work.
Mr. Cassady is still very low. His friends fear he will not recover.
Ten of the little folks spent a delightful afternoon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Taft, Saturday. Mrs. Taft entertained her Sunday School class.
The afternoon was spent with games and music. Miss Ida Brockman, one of the
class, presided at the organ while the others sang, their childish voices
filling the house with the sweetest music. Mrs. Taft served a dainty lunch
after which she treated the little folks to candy and nuts.
Mrs. Ingram is building an addition to her store and the post office.
Mr. I. McWilliams has been in LeMars attending court.
Mrs. Lizzie Parks spent Sunday at Yeomans.
Christena McWilliams and Bertie Parks have been on the sick list the past
Mr. Kelly, on the Blood farm, killed a very large rattle snake near his
buildings Thursday. The snake had eighteen rattles. It bit one of the pigs
and a calf.
Oscar Crouch met with a serious accident last Saturday. His team ran away
with the harrow. Oscar did not receive very serious injuries, but the team
may not live.
Mr. J. Carral Stark, who spent a number of weeks at Yeomans with his son
Ben, returned to his home at Hamilton, Ill., last Saturday.
C. V. Anderson, of Hancock township, was grading in front of the post office
STANTONVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
All necessary preparations are being made for the union camp meeting to be
held at Melbourne beginning June 6, in the grove known as the old Newmaster
A number from here attended the business meeting at the Mt. Hope church
August Dobbert and wife, Mrs. Huebsch and son Geo. Were visiting with
relatives near Akron Sunday.
H. Grimjes is busy at present hauling lumber from Merrill to build a new
Jake Kress, who has been laid up with a sore hand, is able to attend to
Will Huebsch went to Sioux City last Saturday.
Memorial day exercises were held at our school Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Jessie Knapp entertained a number of her friends Saturday afternoon, it
being the occasion of a birthday gathering. A very enjoyable time was
reported by those present.
School closes Friday, June 1st, in District No. 4.
Mrs. Kohl, of O'Leary, brief mention of whose death was made in the last
issue of the Sentinel, was born in Germany on March 12, 1810. Her maiden
name was Elizabeth Hartman. At the age of eighteen she was united in
marriage with Thomas Kohl. Twelve children were born to them six of whom
died while the family resided in Germany. In 1852 they emigrated to the
United States and settled at Boston, where one son was born to them. They
resided there two years then moved to Woodford county, Illinois. They came
to Plymouth county in 1883 with their son, Conrad, with whom they made their
home. Her husband died January 27, 1892, at the age of 91 years and seven
months. Mrs. Kohl was taken sick about four weeks ago and succumbed to
various complications. She was over ninety years of age.
She leaves two sons and one daughter, John Kohl, of Walla Walla, Wash.,
David Kohl, of Barlowville, Ill., and Mrs. Miles, of Hastings, Neb. She
also leaves thirty-two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She had
one sister who died in infancy. She was a devout christian and a member of
St. John's Evangelical church.