Iowa Old Press
February 7, 1901
HIS ARM TORN OFF
Charles Wenham Meets With A Shocking Accident
Charles Wenham who resides in the southeast part of town was badly mangled
in a corn shredder at the Remer place east of town this morning. While
working around the shredder adjusting the machinery, his left hand was
caught in the cogs and mangled so badly that amputation of the arm above the
wrist was found necessary. Drs. Mammen and Kueny performed the operation and
dressed the wound.
SUIT FOR SLANDER
Disagreement Over a Piece of Hay Land Leads to a Case in Court. Other Suits
to be Tried.
A disagreement over the rent of a piece of hay land in Fredonia township
between two well known farmers forms the basis of an action for slander in
the Plymouth County district court. J. R. Dornbush has instituted
proceedings in court, having filed a petition in the office of the clerk of
the courts claiming from Will Koep the sum of $5,000 damages for maliciously
slandering him. The petition alleges that Koep in the presence of a number
of people said on December 8, 1900, speaking of the plaintiff, “Du bist een
Spitzbub du bist een Schlectes Kerle.” “You are a worthless fellow, you are
a bad fellow, you stole my hay, you are a thief.”
The petition states that the persons present understood the German language
and that they were said to hurt him and injure his character. He asks $5,000
as a salve to his injured feelings and costs of the hay and also the rent of
the hay land over which the dispute arose. Zink & Roseberry are attorneys
for the plaintiff.
John Swain residing in America township has commenced proceedings against
the Illinois Central Railroad company. Mr. Swain wants $300 damages for the
loss of seven head of cattle, which were run down by an Illinois Central
train one evening in October last, when his herder was driving them across
the railroad track from one pasture to another.
Jos. Beck, a farmer residing near the east line of the county, is also
desirous of collecting damages from the Illinois Central railway company. In
his petition filed at the court house he asks for $5000 damages for the
destruction of his grove, which was set on fire and destroyed on the sixth
of November by a spark from a passing engine.
The camp meeting case in which some of the city fathers posed in starting
colors a year ago last summer will be revived when the case of H. B.
Aupperle vs. the City of LeMars comes up for trial in the district court.
The action is brought to try and compel the city to pay the costs, services
of attorneys, and the expenses of dissolving the injunction. The amount will
aggregate about two hundred dollars.
Ed Thomarson is confined to his home with an attack of rheumatism.
Mrs. F. M. Roseberry gave the second series of parties at her home
Lost—A Hereford calf, horned, ten months old, weight 450. ~Math. Lanners
Mrs. John Linden entertained a number of her friends yesterday at her
The revival meetings in progress at the Clark Street Baptist church under
Rev. A. C. Blackman, will continue all next week.
Miss Claudia Crouch of Sioux City will be in LeMars this month to remain
permanently with her aged grandmother, Mrs. M. F. Crouch.
MARRIED AT HARTLEY.
Philip Fluck and his daughter, Miss Elizabeth Fluck, have returned from
their visit to Hartley where they have been the past few weeks. While at
Hartley they attended the wedding of William Fluck, who formerly resided
here to Miss Ella Mueller, of Hartley. Rev. H. Wienand, of Hartley,
performed the ceremony and Mr. John Mueller, brother of the bride was
groomsman and Miss Elizabeth Fluck, sister of the bride groom was
bridesmaid. The wedding took place at the home of John Fluck, a brother of
the groom, and the rooms were tastefully decorated with flowers and
evergreens. The wedding couple stood under an arch of evergreens and flowers
extending across one corner of the room. The evening and night were spent in
games and amusements and a midnight dinner was served. The young people
received many valuable presents. They will make their home on the F. H.
Mueller home north of Hartley.
Miss Annie Marcella Sullivan and Mr. Michael T. Abbott were united in
matrimony yesterday morning at St. James Church. Rev. J. P. Barron
officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by a large gathering of friends.
Miss Mamie Sullivan, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Frank
Casey, of Storm Lake, was groomsman. After the wedding an elegant breakfast
was served at the Sullivan residence on Clark Street and the young people
received the congratulations of their friends. The received many costly
presents. The newly married pair left in the afternoon for Omaha, Nebr., and
other points. They will be at home in a few weeks at Rock Rapids, of which
town, Mr. Abbott is well known and respected citizen. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan of this city. During her residence
here she has made many friends by her graces of mind and person. The young
people have the best wishes of a host of friends for a happy and prosperous
The February meeting of the council held on Tuesday evening was strictly
devoted to routine business. In the absence of O. L. Loudenslager, the city
clerk, Alderman McGrew, was made clerk pro tem, and Alderman Clarke assisted
him during the evening. The minutes of the last regular and special meetings
were read and approved. The committee on lights recommended that an arc
light be placed on the corner of Broadway and Howard Streets.
Attorney J. F. Keenan appeared in the claim of J. E. Engelken who asked for
a remission of tax on his stock for the year 1898. After some argument, the
prayer of the petition was granted.
O. H. Hinds was present at the meeting and read the proposed ordinance for
his heating franchise as he had amended it. The matter was referred back to
the ordinance committee.
The report of the city officers were read and ordered placed on file. The
bills for the current month were allowed and audited.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
February 11, 1901
Married, at St. James Catholic
church Wednesday morning at nine
o'clock, Miss Bridget Foley and Francis
Hoffman, Father Sullivan officiating.
Miss Ella Foley sister of the
bride and Joseph Kain acted as witnesses
to the ceremonies. Mr. and
Mrs. Hoffman will live on a farm
near Westfield where they will make
tbeir home at once.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Fred Fletcher came down from Oacoma, S.D., last week for a short visit with
Mrs. L. L. Morehead visited with her sister, Mrs. Ned Herman, a few days
Mrs. Mace Stinton spent Thursday at Milnerville, the guest of Mrs. Myron
Mellen Bros. of Akron brought out their saw mill last Wednesday and is at
work at Chas. Anderson’s. They expect to make 400,000 feet of lumber.
Mrs. A. Mann of LeMars visited with friends here last week.
Joe Oaks of Chatsworth spent a few days last week with his brother, Phin.
Claude Forbes bought a span of sorrel horses at LeMars Wednesday, paying a
price a little over $200 for them.
Will Morehead and wife ride in a band new buggy now days.
Chas. Morehead and family moved over on the place he recently bought last
Frank Hoffman and Miss Bridget Foley were married at Akron Wednesday,
February 6. Their friends join with the Sentinel in wishing them a long and
happy married life.
Walter Oaks found the horse blanket that was taken out of his buggy a couple
of weeks ago. The one that took it put it in Ed Lias’s buggy and Ed, being
an honest fellow and doesn’t want anything that doesn’t belong to him,
brought it to the store for the owner.
Monday, February 18, 1901
Frank Clark came up from Moville Tuesday evening to attend the dance given
by the Owl dancing club.
Dan Henderson is assisting in C. O. Whitnell's hardware store at Pierson.
He intends to move his family there as soon as a house can be secured.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bluiett were serenaded at their home on Monday evening.
The music was anything but agreeable and deserved no encore.
The friends and neighbors of Jno. Hopp gathered at his home Monday evening
and helped celebrate his birthday. The evening was spent in games and
dancing and all report a good time.
The basket supper given by the Woodmen at their hall Wednesday evening was
well attended and enjoyed by all.
Mr. Frank Spies and wife, of Abbington, Ill., are visiting at the Dawson
Mrs. J. W. Walenetz of Moville came Tuesday to spend a few days with
Mrs. Sam Meyers came home Wednesday from a visit with friends in
O. C. Moore came home from Sioux City this week, where he has been receiving
H. S. Reemanschneider and family have moved on to the Hayne farm south of
Mr. and Mrs. Hill have moved into the house vacated by W.C. Grove and wife.
Miss Anna Mason is home again for a short visit with her parents.
Revival meetings are in progress at the Christian church. Rev. Cash of
Pierson fills the pulpit. Miss Gertrude Adams of Marshalltown has charge of
the song services.
RUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. J. R. Jeffers is slowly improving. Dr. Cilley called as he was going
home from attending the Sibiena boy.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Miller and baby visited at the home of William Muir
Mrs. William Boyer and Mrs. Katie Jeffers have been attending Mrs. J. R.
Jeffers in her recent illness.
Lawyer Keenen from LeMars was a caller at the store Wednesday.
The party at Chris. Widenfeller's Saturday evening was largely attended.
Refreshments were served to the guests at midnight. Dancing was the
amusement of the evening.
Lee Burwell had quite an accident the other day while driving a bronco in
his road wagon. The bronco became unmanageable running away and throwing
Lee out. He hurt his hand quite badly. The buggy was wrecked.
A number from this vicinity attended the Muxlow sale south of LeMars.
Will Mann attended the dance in Adaville Thursday evening. Louis and Phil
Brouillette also attended it. They report a good time.
Andrew Anderson is busy moving to the place he has rented up by Grant
HANCOCK: (Special Correspondence)
The revival meetings closed last Sunday evening. Two more members were
added during the meetings.
Bert Smith was injured in the eye last Friday while chopping wood for C.
Gabe Smith lost a valuable horse last Wednesday evening.
Harry Carlise was a Sioux City visitor last Friday.
Frank Cowell has been visiting friends here for some time.
C. Closner was a Sioux City visitor last Friday.
Daniel Suchsinger purchased a number of cattle last Thursday.
Arthur Kneebone was transacting business near Jefferson last Wednesday.
Thomas Willett was a Sioux City visitor last Saturday.
Johnnie Kimball will soon be able to work again.
Jesse Washburn will remain on the Belle Vista farm the coming season.
CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Danne drove to Hartley Friday where they will visit for
Harry Koenig and Aug. Beckman were doing business in Sioux City Saturday.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Koenig, February 10, a girl.
Geo. Kounkel and Al Long are drilling for better water in a well for H.
Geo. Messelhiser drove to Nebraska with a load of farm machinery where he
and Will Dobbert have rented a farm.
Mr. C. D. Wendel leaves for Prescott, Iowa, to conduct a series of revival
Don't forget the musical at the Churchville school house Friday night. The
small fee of ten cents will be charged to help the school in purchasing
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Z. Rayburn is confined to his room with lung fever. Dr. Smith of Alton is
the attending physician.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Councilman visited in Maurice last Friday and Saturday
with their daughter, Mrs. Van Pursum.
Miss Bertha Aukema was a passenger south from here Monday evening.
Ira Moore and family visited in Ireton Sunday.
Emma Becker is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Herman Bruse this week.
Mrs. O. C. Haviland, who has been seriously ill for the past three months,
is reported much better at this writing.
J. B. Owings marketed a carload of hogs in Sioux City Thursday.
Mr. Rayburn of LeMars visited with his brother, Z. Rayburn, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Tucker of Westfield township visited at the home of
Alfred Demaray last week.
J. Lancaster and family visited relatives in Maurice Saturday and Sunday.
A party of young people went to the home of R. Kurvink Monday night.
John Osborne has begun the erection of a beautiful residence west of the
school house which he will occupy when completed.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Post
February 19, 1901
WEDDINGS AT REMSEN.
Boehmke-Hanno—At the comfortable country home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Boehmke of
Henry township occurred yesterday afternoon at two o’clock the marriage of
Mr. Julius Boehmke to Miss Dora Hanno, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Hanno, of Henry township. The groom was attended by Mr. Gus Hanno and the
bride was assisted by Miss Ann Boehmke. Rev. P. H. Hoeppner of this city
performed the ceremony. Owing to the fact that the contracting parties come
from the oldest and best known families in this part of the county, an
unusually large number of guests were present to witness the ceremony.
Colling-Kranz—In the presence of a large circle of friends at St. Mary’s
church at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Father Schulte bound in holy
bonds of wedlock Mr. Peter Colling and Miss Mary Kranz, both of Meadow
township. Mr. William Colling attended the groom and Miss Kranz served as
maid of honor.
LeMars Sentinel, Thursday, February 21, 1901
Miss Pearl Mann, who is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Warren Doty
of Bonhomme county, S. D., wrote to friends in this vicinity. She
stated in her letter that her brother-in-law was not any better.
Mrs. J. R. Jeffers is all right again. She is able to be out. She
was calling at Akron Friday.