Iowa Old Press
June 1, 1906
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Edith Councilman returned home from Sioux City Thursday evening.
L. Demaray called here Friday evening.
D. F. McArthur and wife were calling in Struble Sunday.
L. A. Record, who has been visiting his aunt, Mrs. M. Ewin, returned to his
home at Winona, Ill., Monday morning.
The school program which was to be rendered Friday evening was postponed
until Monday evening on account of rain. A very interesting program was
given. Another one will be prepared in about five weeks.
Mrs. Nellie Green and two sons returned home Friday evening from her trip to
Georgia and Florida.
Z. Rayburn shipped forty-four head of fat cattle to Sioux City Monday, which
averaged twelve hundred and twenty-three lbs. per head.
John Lancaster went to LeMars Monday to work with carpenters who have work
to do southeast of O’Leary.
Ina Keernan (sic?) returned from Struble Monday where she had been staying
with Mrs. D. D. Hamer since her little girl was burned.
B. A. Dyson has moved to Merrian, Minn., where he will work for the C. St.
P. M. & O. and a cross road.
Mrs. A. Reeves is on the sick list this week.
Warren Doty returned home Tuesday from a western trip.
Mrs. W. C. Lancaster will entertain the Ladies Aid on account of Mrs. Reeves
A very interesting memorial sermon was rendered Sunday evening by Rev.
Kierman after which E. F. Councilman told a little of his experience as a
soldier in the Civil War, which was very interesting and also pathetic.
John Hinde is hauling lumber to build a large addition to his barn.
A good many from here went to LeMars, Decoration day.
Wm. Cook and family were in town Wednesday.
June 8, 1906
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
W. W. Jeffers went to Ruble Monday where he is building a house for his
John Osborne and Tom Rees shelled corn for Mr. Jasmann Tuesday.
Miss Mary Adney of LeMars visited at the Alderson home Sunday.
Mrs. Grant Troxel of Wagner, S.D., visited at the home of her brother,
Warren Doty, a few days this week.
A number of young folks from our vicinity attended the graduating exercises
at LeMars Thursday night.
Miss Edith Councilman accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Peter Van Puersen of
Maurice, went to Sheldon Monday morning.
Wm. Foulds left for Buffalo, Wyo., Wednesday. His family will not go until
Mrs. Warren Doty and Mrs. Grant Troxwell visited at the home of Geo. Doty in
The Daughters of Ceres met with Mrs. Al Knowlton Thursday.
Arthur Ewin went to Sibley Saturday where he will visit indefinitely.
Z. Rayburn is furnishing his town property a new coat of paint. Frank
Griffin is doing the work.
Sam Lang visited at the M. G. Mills home Sunday.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker is quite ill at this
Newton Jeffers and family were over Sunday visitors at the homes of Mr. Doty
and Mr. Jeffers.
Henry Detloff shipped two car loads of cattle to Sioux City Tuesday night.
Mit and Ira Lancaster, Henry and Willie Penning have been quite busy of late
making a boat and have finally completed it. The boys have great sport out
on the lake with their “Red Bird” and have succeeded in upsetting a few
times but what do boys care for a little ducking.
Elam Chapman returned home Tuesday from Owemee, N.D., where he has been
putting in crops on his farm.
Mr. Legler of Morningside came up to attend the meetings Saturday night and
Sunday, returning home Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Anthony Daugherty came home the latter part of last week after taking
care of Mr. Daughtery’s mother for a few days who had a slight paralytic
stroke and lost the use of her arm. Dr. Mammen was the attending physician.
Mrs. Henry Husted returned home Monday night from Garretson, S.D., where she
went to attend the graduating exercises in which her niece, Maud Smith, was
one of the graduates.
Mrs. J. L. Britton came home Thursday from Spencer, where she had been
visiting her son.
J. Alderson went to Sioux City Thursday and purchased a carload of fat
A few intimate friends of Miss Marie McKnight received cards inviting them
to attend the graduating exercises of the State Normal school at Mankato,
Minn., June 3 to 6, in which she is one of the graduates. We are glad she
has succeeded in gaining her high aim after a hard struggle.
Z. Rayburn had a young colt killed by lightning Tuesday night. Bert Reeves
also suffered the loss of a valuable cow, which was killed by lightning the
Death of Herman Mohning
Herman H. Mohning died at the home of his son Henry in Marion township at
10:30 a.m. Monday June 4, at the high age of 84 years.
Decedent was born in Spenger Germany on the first day of May 1822. His
wife died in May 1900 shortly after having celebrated the fiftieth
anniversary of her union with her husband.
Their matrimonial life of fifty years God blessed with 9 children, two of
them having died in former years and 7 of them, 3 boys and 4 girls survive
him. He leaves to mourn over his departure, 3 sons, Henry, John and Fred
Mohning, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Harnack, Mrs. H. Fromme, Mrs. L.H. Shulte and
Mrs. Hedemann, 22 grandchildren, two of the grand children having passed
before him to yonder field of bliss.
The burial took place Thursday morning after services in St. Paul church
by Rev. Vehe. The attendance was large.