Iowa Old Press
May 5, 1904
UNION CREEK, S.D. (Special Correspondence)
Spring jumped in with a vengeance last week, and we had to hunt out our
warm weather clothes in a hurry.
But we may get some cold snaps yet and will keep the winter rigging in
close reach for awhile at least.
The plowing is well along and some corn will be planted this week unless
conditions should suddenly change.
The trees and fields took on quite a great cast since the warm weather
put in an appearance.
Some members of the Reemts family were sick last week with the measles.
The attack was very light however.
"John" Chinaman should sue the Sioux City Tribune for damages for making
the statement that Bro. Lemon's exit with the washwoman left Akron
without a first-class laundress, etc.
We have been informed from time to time that the Christian church knew
no creed, only the Bible. Bro. Lemon evidently never discovered the
Sermon on the Mount, nor the familiar passage about turning the other
when smitten. Before sending their preachers over in this community to
convert the wicked again, we would advise the Akron "Christians" to see
that the preacher himself is converted.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Reeves drove to LeMars Tuesday, returning Wednesday.
They were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ruble at LeMars and enjoyed
the visit very much.
Mrs. S. M. Jenkins ran our house a couple of days ago this week, thereby
giving us an opportunity to rest our brain and body.
We should have gone to the republican convention at Sioux Falls this
week, but previous engagements prevented. Our regular delegates went up
Thursday and helped to swell the largest crowd that South Dakota ever
had at a political gathering.
We received a special invitation from the brethren of Giblem lodge at
LeMars to visit them on last Tuesday evening, which we gladly accepted
and were royally entertained. Giblem lodge can well feel proud of their
beautiful hall and paraphernalia, and the proficiency of the members.
On the occasion of our visit work was exemplified in the third degree
after which a delicious and refreshing lunch was served. We met many
old friends and neighbors of former times, when we were a resident of
that community, and had a delightful visit. We were shown especial
favors by our old time friends and fraternal brothers: J. W. Meyers,
J.C. Ruble, Herbert martin and Dr. Brick.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. L. Hauswald entertained her mother, Mrs. Sullivan, and her sister
and husband, Rev. and Mrs. Lemon, a couple of days ago.
While returning home from church Sunday night Johnnie Carder's horse
became frightened and, in turning around, upset the buggy and threw him
on the ground hurting his shoulder quite badly.
Charles Cincard, the supposed dead man, made his appearance last
Saturday for a few days visit with old friends. Charles knew nothing
about his being dead until he arrived here. His many friends were
pleased to see him still in the land among the living.
(Omitted last week)
Everett Stinton had the misfortune to break one of his fingers recently.
Mrs. Will Gardner is quite sick at this writing with lung fever. Dr.
Richey, of LeMars, is in attendance.
Ed. Stinton fell in such a way as to break a rib. Ask him how it was
done. Take ye scribe's advice and don't go prowling around in the dark.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere thanks for the assistance and sympathy
extended during the illness and after the death of our beloved wife and
mother. T. J. Pike and Children.
May 17, 1904
KILLED BY A BULL.
Fritz Bornhorst, a Well Known Farmer, Dies From Effects of an Encounter With
An Infuriated Animal.
Fritz Bornhorst, residing on the H. C. Curtis farm, seven miles southeast of
this city, died about five o’clock on Saturday morning from the effects of
injuries sustained in an encounter with a bull a few days previously.
Mr. Bornhorst, who had been sick for some time, but who was recovering went
out on Tuesday morning to the pasture to water the cattle. While he was
pumping water into the trough, the bull which was running loose with the
other cattle, began crowding and jamming the others from the water. Mr.
Bornhorst went to drive the animal away, when it suddenly turned upon him,
attacking him with ferocity. The animal knocked Mr. Bornhorst down, butting
him with its head, and kneeling and trampling upon him.
Mr. Bornhorst’s sons ran to their father’s rescue and with clubs and
pitchforks drove the maddened brute off. They then carried their father
into the house and quickly dispatched a messenger to town for a doctor. Dr.
Schwind went out to attend to the wounded man and found on a first
examination that Bornhorst was very badly hurt. All the ribs on the right
side were broken and two ribs on the left side and the breast bone was
crushed in and internal injuries sustained in the region of the stomach and
his body bruised in other parts.
The bull had never evidenced any savageness and was quiet and tractable all
the time it was in the possession of Mr. Bornhorst. It was dehorned.
Fritz Bornhorst was between sixty-one and sixty-two years of age. He was a
native of Germany, having been born at Dinglader, Oldenbourg, on October 8,
1842. He came to the United States in 1865 going to Cincinnati, Ohio, where
he lived for two years. He then came west to Guttenburg, Iowa, where he
lived until coming to Plymouth county about fifteen years ago.
He was united in marriage with Anna Maria Eilers in 1869 and eleven children
were born to them. Two died in infancy and one daughter Anna, died last year
at the age of eighteen years. The surviving children are Mrs. B. Kohlbeck,
of Salem, N.D.; Mrs. Jos. Kohlbeck, of Cottonwood, Idaho; Bernard, of Sioux
county; Mrs. August Reeder, Henry, Frank, Anton, of Plymouth county; and
Josephine, who is attending St. Joseph’s school in this city.
Mr. Bornhorst had resided on the Curtis place for the past ten years.
The funeral was held on Monday morning at St. Joseph’s church and was
largely attended by friends and neighbors, who assembled to express their
respect to the deceased and extend their condolences to the bereaved family
so suddenly and sorely bereaved.
ARRESTED THREE SUSPECTS.
Sheriff Arendt drove to Hawarden late on Friday night, called there by the
police who had three men under arrest, suspected of burglarizing the
Alderson store at Seney last week. The sheriff brought the men to LeMars
and they were locked up. The gave their names as Frank Kelly, Henry Otto and
John Welsh, with no particular address. The men when arrested had some
watches and rings in their possession and it was thought the jewelry might
have been some of that stolen from the Mammen store recently. Martin
Mammen, the proprietor of the store, could not identify the property as his
and the county attorney decided there was no evidence to hold them so they
were discharged yesterday.
May 19, 1904
UNION CREEK, S.D. (Special Correspondence)
Katie and Ida Reemts were visiting wit their sister, Mrs. Kruse, near
Crathorne last week.
Pastor Wallin went to St. Peter, Minnesota, Monday to attend the annual
conference of his church. Mr. Sellberg, who was a lay delegate, was not
able to go.
The assessor is making is annual round now, and he will discover
everything of value in sight. The fellow, who has money to loan, is
about the only who escapes taxation, and the only consolation the other
fellow has is that the money lender cannot escape death with the rest of
Mrs. A. L. Bennett spent Sunday here, while Lester went with the
excursion to Platte, to take a peep at the young Indian maidens who are
the chief attraction of that frontier city.
The weather man sent us a fine rain Monday, that put the ground in
excellent condition and made the growing crops take on new life.
The linemen commenced to string the wire for our telephone Wednesday and
we expect to be "Hello" to Akron this week.
Our spring showers are coming along slowly, but so far are sufficient
for all farm purposes.
Everything is growing nicely but potatoes. They are very slow about
The Chatsworth scribe makes mention of Frank March going to the "lakes"
with a rifle. Perhaps the Sioux county "dads" are paying a bounty on
gopher scalps this year. See?
M. M. Nesler was up from Akron Monday in attendance on our court. He
was not a member on the mourner's bench, but represented his firm in a
civil suit. We gave him justice without hanging.
Mrs. August Bergquist was much worse this week and was taken to Sioux
City in charge of Dr. Lillie for an operation.
Mrs. H. Gassman has so far recovered as to be able to sit up.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
(Received too late for last week.)
L. L. Morehead and family were Akron visitors Monday.
Harry Bristow, who has been quite sick, is reported as being better.
Hugo Kanago's youngest son is quite sick.
Friends here of Dan Butcher see by the paper that he has taken unto
himself a wife. Ye scribe, with other friends, join in wishing him and
his bride a long and happy wedded life.
O. R. Gaston and family and Kate Shaff, of LeMars, was calling on
friends here Sunday.
L .L. Morehead made a business trip to Sioux City Tuesday.
H. B. Morehead is on the sick list.
Chas. Kanago, Jr. and Hugo Kanago bought the Ed. Anderson farm of 120
acres at $65 per acre.
Mrs. John Fletcher had a chicken hatch out last week that has four legs.
It is alive and active. Mrs. Fletcher is thinking some of taking it to
the St. Louis exposition.
Henry Weinheimer and Billy Morris of Merrill were out this way Monday
looking after horses.
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa,
Friday, May 20, 1904
Seney--A very pretty home wedding took place here last Wednesday at
high noon at the home of Mrs. Margaret Becker, the occasion being the
marriage of her daughter Emma to Oscar C. Haviland, Rev. W. F. Gleason
officiating. The bride was becomingly gowned in white and her
bridesmaid, Miss Bertha Becker was attired in pale blue. The groom and
the best man, who was Mr. Harry Strouse, of LeMars, wore the
conventional black. Little Lela (sic--Lelia) Osborne carried the ring.
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Becker and the groom the only
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Haviland. Both of these young people have
spent almost their entire lives in this community and have made many
friends who join in wishing them a long and happy wedded life. Only
relatives and a few intimate friends were present. The out of town
guests were Mrs. H. Buse, LeMars; Harry Strouse, LeMars; and Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Warner, Bingham Lake, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Warner of Bingham Lake, Minn., came down on the
early train Sunday morning. Mr. Warner returned on Monday, while Mrs.
Warner remained and attended the Becker-Haviland wedding which took
place last Wednesday.
The installation of officers which was to have taken place last Sunday
evening was postponed until next Sunday evening.
Alfred Demaray took the train for Sioux City last Monday and from there will
go to various points in Kansas and Missouri to look at that country.
Miss Mary Adney, of LeMars, is visiting friends near here.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Charley Oltman was in our burg on Wednesday.
Durband & Nicholson shipped several cars of cattle this week.
David Hammond was in Struble the middle of the week. He was in Chicago
recently with some of the best cattle ever seen loaded out of this place.
Walt Eggert delivered several cream separators this week.
Henry Ludwig was a business caller here on Wednesday.
Mrs. Will Ludwig of Chatsworth visited in Grant township this week.
Will Heemstra, of Seney, called here the first of the week.
George Murray, of LeMars, was in town on Wednesday.
John Emery, of Sherman township, called here on Wednesday.
Louis Winterfield was in town the last of the week.
Henry Werly did business here on Wednesday.
May 21, 1904
DEATH OF FRED BORNHORST.
Fred Bornhorst, who was attacked by a bull in his pasture on Monday of last
week and butted until his ribs were broken, his breast bone crushed in and
back injured, and who suffered internal injuries from the onslaughter of the
maddened animal, passed away on Saturday morning at about five o’clock,
having grown steadily worse since his injury. Mr. Bornhorst had taken some
horses into the pasture to water them and the bull came where they were.
Bornhorst had a pitchfork in his hand and drove him away with it. After a
moment the bull returned and attacked him at once. Mrs. Bornhorst saw her
husband attacked and called for her sons who were in the field near by,
fearing to go in the pasture. She ran and got some corn and threw it out in
the pasture and after a minute or two the bull ceased his attack on his
helpless victim who was laying like one dead, and leisurely walked to where
the corn was and began eating. Anton Bornhorst, a son, was in the house but
was unable to go to his father’s assistance for he was so crippled from
rheumatism that he could not stir. The bull continued eating after the
others sons had arrived and made no demonstration when they took their dying
father to the house.
The funeral was held from St. Joseph’s church on Monday morning, the
services being conducted by Rev. Father Feuerstein and were very largely
attended by the neighbors of the Bornhorst neighborhood, who held him in
very high esteem.
He was born in Dinglager, Oldenberg, Germany on October 8, 1844, and came to
America in 1865, locating at Cincinnati, where he resided for two years when
he came west locating at Gottemberg, Clayton county, where he resided until
1880, when he came to Plymouth county and made his home.
He was united in marriage in 1869 with Miss Anna Marie Eilers in Clayton
county. Eleven children were born to them, two dying in infancy and one
daughter, Miss Anna Bornhorst dying about a year ago. Eight children and
his widow survive him.
The children are: Mrs. August Ruthers of this county; Mrs. Barney Kolbeck,
of Salem, S.D.; Mrs. Henry Kolbeck, of Cottonwood, Idaho; and Josephine, 13
years old, who is attending St. Joseph’s school. The sons are Frank,
Bernard, Anton, who are living at home and Henry Bornhorst, who is married
and lives in this neighborhood. Mrs. Barney Kolbeck, of Salem, S.D., was
here to attend the funeral, the other daughter being unable to come.