Iowa Old Press
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 13, 1908
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Fred Evans, of LeMars, was in town Tuesday.
Henry Husted, of LeMars, was a Seney caller Monday night.
A. W. Schweiger, of Struble, was in town on business Wednesday.
Jerry Thompson, of LeMars, called on friends in town one day this week.
Henry Detloff Jr. went to Paullina, Ia., Friday night, to visit his sister,
Mrs. Hugh Dealy.
Albert Traeder, one of the LeMars young men, called on his friend, Clifford
Bray, last Friday.
Jake Nussbaum, of LeMars, was looking after farm interests on his farm north
of town, Tuesday.
Stoll Bros, of Struble, shelled corn for Fred Rees, Frank Becker, John
Penning, Will Jeffers the first of the week.
W. C. Lancaster returned home Thursday of last week from Gettysburg, S.D.,
where he transacted business.
The Woman’s Foreign Missionary society was entertained by Mrs. Miles Kennedy
Wednesday. “Korea” was the topic for study.
Miss Mae Kennedy, who has been enjoying her fall vacation at home, began
teaching again in the Jas. Noble school west of Struble.
One of the International Mfg. Co.’s men had one of his fingers crushed in
the fly wheel while doing some repairing on the gasoline engine for Stoll
Bros., while they were shelling for Will Jeffers, Wednesday.
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
D. A. Leonard hauled corn to James Saturday.
C. Carter hauled corn to Mr. James’ on Thursday.
Mr. Drain marketed shelled corn at Jefferson Friday.
Noah Knapp transacted business at Westfield Thursday.
C. Briggs marketed grain at Jefferson the first of the week.
Mrs. H. Codd went to Sioux City on Friday for several days’ stay.
Mrs. Mulhern and daughter, Fay, were visitors at Sioux City Saturday.
John Lawrence and son, Don, were shelling corn for Mr. Drain Thursday.
T. B. Cassen and family were Sunday visitors at the N. R. Knapp home.
May Warren, teacher at the Ridge School, spent Sunday at the Fry home.
Misses Cora and Laura Havens, of Allen, Nebr., are visiting in this vicinity
at the present writing.
Geo. And A. L. Millner now have their building ready for plastering, on the
farms occupied by May and McDougall.
School closed at No. 6 Friday with a program by the scholars, and Miss
Hopkins, the teacher, returned to her home in Westfield.
Miss Cole, music teacher in our town, received the sad news of the serious
illness of her mother Saturday, and departed for York, Nebr., to visit her.
There will be preaching at the Bethel church Sunday afternoon by the
Congregational minister of Westfield. All are invited to come out and hear
Mrs. Cecil, who has been keeping house for Fred Briggs, the past year, moved
her belongings to Jefferson Saturday and will make that place her future
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 17, 1908
IN MEMORY OF GUS OSTROM
ODD FELLOWS HOLD SERVICE AT FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
FINE MONUMENT OVER HIS GRAVE
Members of Lodges from LeMars, Sioux City, Melbourne, and Ireton in
Attendance and Listened to a Fine Address by Past Grand Master L. M. White
The members of Odd Fellow lodges of LeMars, Sioux City, Floyd Valley and
Ireton paid tribute on Sunday to the memory of Gustavus Ostrom, a well known
and long time resident of LeMars, who died in this city in August of last
year, and the ceremony of unveiling the monument at his grave was conducted.
In addition to the LeMars Odd Fellows about seventy-five were present from
Sioux City and a number from Floyd Valley, Melbourne and other lodges from
nearby towns were also represented. The services were held at the First
Methodist church and were conducted by grand lodge officers, Past grand
master, W.M. White of Sioux City; Past Grand Patriarch, Geo. M. Kellogg, of
Sioux City, and Grand Master L. W. White, of Woodbine. F. M. Roseberry
presided at the ceremonies. Fine music was rendered by a picked choir and
Miss Curtis, of Independence, sang a beautiful solo.
L. W. White of Woodbine made the chief address and its theme was absorbingly
interesting and held the attention of his audience in a remarkable degree.
In his address he dwelt on the value of working together in brotherhood and
unison and said the order was in line with churches in striving to do good
for humanity and the uplifting of mankind. In his talk he alluded to the
virtues of the deceased whose memory they were gathered together to honor.
The grand lodge committee visited the city cemetery in the morning and
viewed the fine monument erected over the grave of their departed brother.
Gustavus Ostrom during his life was an ardent Odd Fellow and at his death
bequeathed a legacy to the Odd Fellows Orphans Home at Mason City. A slab
with his name and a simple inscription is to be placed at the Odd Fellows
Orphans Home at that place.
The monument is a fine spire fifteen feet high, made of St. Cloud granite,
and bears on it the name of the deceased and emblems of the Odd Fellow
Sioux Valley Enterprise: Deputy U.S. Marshall Tracy, was up from Sioux City
last week Friday, accompanied by a post office inspector, looking up
evidence of violations of the postal laws, in the mailing of indecent post
cards, etc., to Susie Cecil, which is said to have led her, in pitiable
sorrow, to her grave.
20 Nov 1908
By our Staff Correspondents and from Exchanges
CHURCHVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Ben Brandstetter was in Sioux City last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Beckman were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schulz
The winter term of school in district number four commenced Monday with
Miss Cassie Harvey as teacher.
Miss Rosa Remer, of LeMars, was an over Sunday visitor at the home of
her sister, Mrs. August Kemnitz.
The Thanksgiving program will be given next Sunday evening, Nov 22d, at
the Salem Evangelical church.
The Woman's Missionary society of the United Evangelical church will
render a Thanksgiving program Sunday evening, Nov. 29th.
Julius Lippke and family and Mr. and Mrs. August Kemnitz and Miss
Malinda Kemnitz were visitors at the Ferdinand Fischer home last Sunday.
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Edna Cox was a visitor at Sioux City, Saturday.
George and Asa Millner drove to the city, Friday.
Mr. Drain marketed shelled corn at Jefferson, Thursday.
Mrs. J. Pike and Miss Floy were at Sioux City, Saturday.
Dick Pullen and wife were callers at the City, Saturday.
F. Briggs transacted business at the City the last of the week.
George Millner and R.C. Pike traded horses during the past week.
P. W. Lawrence and family departed for their home at Okaton, S.D.
D. A. Leonard, W. Lawrence and C. Carter sold corn to Mrs. James,
George Smith and Elmer Hardin were business callers at Sioux City,
Mr. and Mrs. Mulhern and daughter, Hazel, were callers at the City,
Miss Della Wilson, of Anoka, Neb., was a guest at the Lawrence home the
J. Lawrence hauled posts from Jefferson, Thursday, to put in a line
fence between him and C. Briggs.
STANTON: (Special Correspondence)
Jasper Freake has built a large hog house.
James Hoyt commenced to teach the winter term of school in district No.
Miss Florence Walker, of LeMars, spent a day with Lulu Newell one day
C. Thompson delivered several hundred bushels of corn in LeMars over the
past two weeks.
Margaret Kennedy has commenced to teach the winter term of school in
district No. 5 on Monday of this week.
Burke Bros. shipped a car load of hogs to Sioux City a few days ago
which netted them a large sum of money.
Misses Josie and Rose Arendt, of LeMars, and their friend, Miss Ber___,
of Hinton, visited at the Newell place Sunday.
Mrs. M. Gannon entertained the ladies of the Ladies Aid Society of St.
____ Church of LeMars at her country home on Friday afternoon.
--ames Hughes attended the annual outing of mutual tornado and wind ___
insurance company with headquarters at DesMoines the early part of the
It is the opinion of many of the readers of Stanton that the circle
should be restored to the official ballot again which simplifies the
method of voting for those who usually vote a straight ballot.
CRATHORNE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Dick Kruse is visiting friends in LeMars.
?. F. Brodie returned Saturday from Wessington, S. Dak.
John Shaliem, of Platteville, Wisc., is working for C. J. Rowe.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Kruse entertained a few of their friends last Sunday.
Chas. Rowe marketed thirty-eight head of cattle in LeMars last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ewers were pleasant visitors in this vicinity
The Ladies Aid society will meet with Mrs. D. M. Goldie Wednesday, Nov.
Mrs. Rogers and Miss Anna Carroll, of LeMars, visited at the Redmond
Will Ewers has rented the Durband farm near Struble and will move there
the first of the year.
The members of the Ladies Aid spent a very pleasant afternoon with Mrs.
Geo. Simpson, Wednesday.
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Miss Anna Mayrose spent Monday in Remsen, the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Pat Swain and children, of LeMars, spent a few days last week with
her sister, Mrs. Geo. Sullivan.
The approaching marriage of Louis Kemp to Miss Effie Van Dusen, of
O'Leary, was announced Sunday at St. Catherine's church and will take
place here the first of next week.
The funeral of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gengler took
place on Tuesday. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic
cemetery at LeMars. Our sympathy is extended.
EVANSVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Bessie Morris began the winter term of school in the Marion
Miss Mae Kennedy began the winter term of school in the McDougall
district last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Wing, of Ireton, were guests at the D. Hammond
John McGrory, Jr., left Saturday for a three weeks' visit with relatives
at Chicago and Clinton.
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Frank Montagne was in the city, Tuesday.
Miss May Van Dusen spent last week with friends in Sioux City.
Mrs. D.M. Baker attended Quarterly meeting at Hinton, Sunday.
Jas. McIntyre, of St. Paul, is visiting with his parents at this place.
Andrew Crouch, of LeMars, visited the latter part of the week with his
brother, John Crouch.
John Crouch is suffering with typhoid fever. Dr. Prenntice and Dr.
Sloan are waiting on him.
Mrs. Wm. Labahn and Mrs. Fred Tapkens and baby visited with relatives in
Sioux City, Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Sadie Berger returned home, from LeMars, Monday evening and she is
now doing sewing for Mrs. Pete Brouillette.
Mrs. J.M. VanDusen spent the fore part of the week in Sioux City with
her son, Alfred VanDusen, who is in the hospital.
There will be a dance in the M.W. A. hall, Saturday night, November 21.
Sherrills Orchestra will furnish the music, let everyone come and have a
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Ira Lancaster was a Sioux City visitor, Wednesday.
Wm. Jeffers spent a few days with his family this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cook spent Sunday with relatives in town.
Ervie McArthur, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. McArthur, is on the
sick list this week.
Rev. C.F. Hartzel attended the district conference held in Sioux City
the first of the week.
T. K. Chapman and wife of LeMars, came up Tuesday morning to spend a few
days with relatives.
Miss Cynthia Holster, of LeMars, attended the party given at the home of
Mrs. D.F. McArthur, Friday night.
J.F. Penning and wife were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Lancaster, near Maurice, Friday night.
Miss Josephine Winslow, of LeMars, commenced the winter term of school
in town, Monday, after a vacation of two weeks.
Otto Becker left Tuesday afternoon for Great Bend, Kansas, near which
place he has a farm, after a short visit with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Penning left Wednesday morning, with their household
goods, machinery, etc, for Ashton, near which place they will farm next
Mrs. Duncan McArthur gave a party at her home, Friday night. In spite
of the inclemency of the weather a nice crowd was present. The evening
was pleasantly spent by all.
Will Detloff, who has a farm near Midland, S.D., arrived here last week
and after a short visit with his mother and sister, Mrs. J. Detloff and
Mrs. Will Rees, left for his home with a car load of machinery and
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rees of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rees, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Rees, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Rees and Mrs. J. Detloff and son,
Will, were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Rees, Sunday.
The Woman's Home Missionary Society met with Mrs. C.F. Hartzell
Wednesday afternoon. After a short program the ladies spent the
afternoon in making clothing for children to be sent to the Deaconess
Home in Sioux City.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Harry Stebler is the new hostler at the livery barn.
Mason Bros. are running their corn husking machine.
Emil Smith went to Sioux City on business, Monday.
The fixtures for the new bank were installed this week.
There will be a party at the H.F. Becker home Friday night.
Christian Ricket and wife were Sioux City visitors, Monday.
Henry Berkenpass shipped a car of fat cattle via Carnes, Monday.
P.J. Morgan and William Nicholson were LeMars callers, Saturday.
Miss Holster will begin the winter term of school in Fredonia, Monday.
Quite a few have been out to see Lang Bros. corn husking machine work.
Hamm Lubben is making some good improvements on his barn, three miles
south of town.
Tony Delperding sold a fine bunch of fat cattle to Durband & Nicholson,
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Deegan went to Sioux City, Tuesday evening, called
there by the illness of Grandma Deegan.
Chris Lancaster will move on the farm vacated by Will Reese and Will
Reese will take possession of the Will Detloff farm near Center school
There was a good attendance last Sunday at St. Joseph's church. Father
McNally's theme was from Matt. IX 18-26. The sermon was followed by the
benediction and instruction of Sunday School for the children.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Gengler, who resided here up till
last spring but now east of LeMars, will sympathize with them in the
bereavement of their daughter, Minnie. She was about ten years old, and
died at Duluth, Minn. The remains were laid to rest in LeMars,
Notice is hereby given to all persons interested that on the 7th day of
October, 1908, the undersigned was appointed by the District Court of
Plymouth County, Iowa, Administrator with will annexed of the estate of
John Wesley Hitt, deceased, late of said county. All persons indebted
to said estate will make payment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against the same will present them legally authenticated to said
Court for allowance.
Dated October 14th, 1908
W. G. Bolser, Administrator
Struble & Struble Attorneys.
Real Estate Transfers
Wm. J. Lemp Brewing Co. to George Hotham, lot 18 blk 5, LeMars, $4,000.
M. J. Tracy to Paul Brauch, lot 15 blk 5, LeMars, $5,000.
LeMars Sentinel (LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 11/??/1908
Gabel Strader Wedding
Miss Anna Strader and Arthur J. Gabel were quietly married at the home of
the bride's parents in Sioux City on November 25th. The bride wore a pretty
blue traveling suit with hat and gloves to match. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. Strader, of Sioux City and has been a very successful
teacher in Plymouth county. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mich Gabel,
of this city and a well known and industrious young farmer. The young
people will be at home after January 1st on the Gabel farm in Preston