Iowa Old Press
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, February 2, 1909
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pereboom mourn the loss of their three month old baby
which passed away early Sunday morning, the cause of the child's death was
lung fever, the funeral took place Wednesday from Grant township Lutheran
church. Mr. and Mrs. Pereboom have the sympathy of their many friends in
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Friday, February 5, 1909
Miss Lucy Nothem, who has made her home in Le Mars since coming from
Germany, a year or two ago, and Peter Mullong, a well known young farmer
residing near Oyens, went to Sioux City on Tuesday and were quietly married
at that place. They will live on the groom's farm near Oyens.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Albert Penning was in Sioux City Tuesday.
Mrs. Mat Ewin is very sick at this writing.
Grandma Osborne is reported very feeble at this writing.
Will Kennedy Sr., of Akron is reported a little better at this writing.
Mrs. F. Peck is enjoying a visit from her sister from South Dakota, who
arrived here Sunday.
Mrs. Johnson Penning, of Ashton, arrived here Wednesday of last week and
spent a week with relatives.
Mrs. E. Penning went to Ihlen, Minn., Monday to spend a few days with her
daughter, Mrs. I. L. Demaray.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rees entertained their sons, Thos., Will and Fred, and
their wives at their home Sunday.
A pleasant afternoon was spent at the home of F. Peck, north of town on
Tuesday, in honor of Mrs. Peck’s sixtieth birthday.
Bert Reeves is visiting relatives near Doon, Iowa. His brother, Clarence,
has charge of his farm work during his absence.
John Reeves Sr. made a business trip to Ashton the first of the week. Mr.
Reeves has rented a far near there for the ensuing year.
The Ladies Aid society spent a very pleasant afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Frank Buss Wednesday. Although the roads were bad, a large crowd was present
and all enjoyed a pleasant time.
Chester Britton received word last Friday of the death of his grandfather,
Mr. Cook, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Bowen, northwest
of Struble. Funeral was held Monday. Interment was made of Tyndall, S.D. by
the side of his wife, who died many years ago.
W. D. Kennedy, who was called to the parental home near Akron by the serious
illness of his father, and after visiting relatives here, left for his home
in Las Vegas, N.M., Sunday night, accompanied by his daughter, Gladys, who
has been living with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Alderson, the
past two years.
Mrs. Wm. Jackson Jr. returned home Sunday from LeMars where she has been
confined at the home of her mother on account of her daughter having an
attack of lung fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Demaray, of Ihlen, Minn., are the proud parents of a
little daughter who arrived at their home Thursday. Best wishes for the
little one and her parents.
The heavy wind storm which swept over this territory Thursday night and
Friday did much damage in the way of blowing over windmills and buildings,
but no serious damage was done.
REMSEN: (From the News)
In the passing to the great beyond of William Smith, at Sioux City several
days ago, this town loses her namesake. Nearly forty years ago when this
town consisted of but the railroad and a store and residence, William Remsen
Smith donated a lot that he owned in Sioux City to our town library fund
because he carried the same name that was bestowed upon our promising town.
The lot was eventually sold and it is there today. The probabilities are
that it will remain there until at such time as the town takes action
towards establishing a library. Mr. Smith was identified with the business
interests of Sioux City for many years and was a very old man when he died.
According to the Sioux City papers he was highly respected citizen of that
John Stoos, who lives several miles northwest of here, came near meeting a
horri8ble death on his farm last Friday when he was attacked by an angry
bull. The animal had him cornered in the feed yard and without warning
charged him. Mr. Stoos was knocked over and the animal would undoubtedly
have trampled him to death if it had not been that his dog attacked the bull
and worried him to the extent that it gave Mr. Stoos time to crawl out of
harm’s way. The dog’s presence undoubtedly saved his master’s life. Mr.
Stoos was seriously bruised and was unable to walk without the aid of
crutches and he came to town and took the afternoon train to LeMars, where
Dr. Schwindt attended to his wounds. There is no question but that if ever
Mr. Stoos thought much of this dog, he will think well of him from now on
and without doubt the dog in every way is worthy of it.
From all indications the interurban line will be certainty in the near
future. T. Kloster, living seven miles northwest of here, was in the office
the other day and he told us that Mr. Browning, the promoter, was busy in
that neighborhood last week. The farmers out there are confident that it
will pass through there and they are doing all in their power to aid the
movement. Mr. Kloster’s place will be traversed by the line from corner to
corner but he is willing that the improvement be made as it will give him
direct connection with the markets. He looks at it from a business point of
view as everyone ought. He said in part: “It will indeed seem queer for a
while to realize that a person can call up and order a car and ship a load
of stock to Sioux City and get it on the market before the market closes. It
will mean a saving of long hauls and shrinkage of stock and will undoubtedly
be a big advantage to any one who lives within a reasonable distance from
the line. I, for one, hope to see the line a certainty.”
Le Mars Globe-Post, Saturday, February 6, 1909
Personals: Mr. James Cronin and Miss Cecila Mullong attend the
Mullong-Nothem wedding at Sioux City on Tuesday.
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, February 9, 1909, Page 1, Column 4:
The marriage of Miss Anna Lydia Lippke and Walter G. Zimmerman was
solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lippke in
Stanton, Wednesday afternoon, February 3, at 4 o'clock, Rev. F. W. Koenig,
pastor of the Salem Evangelical church, officiating. Mrs. W. H. Zimmerman,
of LeMars, played the wedding march. About seventy guests spent the
afternoon and evening in celebrating the joyous occasion. The young people
are all well and favorably known in a large circle of friends, being members
of pioneer families of this section. The bride is the youngest daughter fo
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Lippke of Stanton township, and the groom is the oldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman, of Plymouth township. The young
couple will live on the farm in Plymouth township which Mr. Zimmerman
recently bought of Gottlieb Berner. May joy and happiness be their portion.
OPENING A GYMNASIUM
The gymnasium recently built at Western Union College will be formally
opened this evening when a program will be given at eight o'clock. A series
of drills and exercises will also be given and then there will be a
basketball game between the college and the High School. A small admission
fee will be charged.
No More Divorces.
"Hubby will stay a lover true,
Every wife his only sweetheart, too.
Perpetual matrimonial bliss 'twil be,
If both take Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea."
S. E. Green, Druggist.
February 12, 1909
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Detloff Bros. received a car load of hogs from Dakota Monday morning.
Bert Reeves returned home Saturday from Doon, Iowa, where he visited
Bert Haviland enjoyed a visit from his brother, Theodore Haviland, of Akron
T.K. Chapman, of Le Mars, called on his son, Elam and wife, the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. Albert Lang, of Neptune, was the guest of her friend, Mrs. Fred Rees,
few days last week
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Rees attended a party at the Geo. Moir home Friday night.
They reported a pleasant time.
Rev. C.F. Hartzell lectured at the Mission in Sioux City Friday evening.
The subject was on "Our Work in the Philippines."
The oyster supper at the Sol Perry home, under the auspices of the Ladies
Aid, was postponed until Feb.17. All are invited to go and enjoy
There was no school in town Tuesday and Wednesday on account of the storm,
which blockaded the trains so the teacher could not get out here from her
home in LeMars.
Mrs. Dan McArthur, of Sheldon, visited her mother, Mrs. E. March, and other
relatives a few days last week. She returned to her home Sunday night
accompanied by her husband, who arrived here Sunday morning to spend the day
E. F. Anstine entertained a crowd of young people and a few of the older
folks at his home Friday evening. The evening was pleasantly spent in
games, social conversation and anything that would afford amusement for the
crowd. One of the features of the evening was a guessing contest in which
Geo. Orr won the prize, a package of gum-yum-yum.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Singer Bros. shelled corn for H.S. Eyers Friday.
Miss Orpha Cool, of Elkhorn, is sewing for Mrs. Hall and family.
Mrs. Dunn, who had a sale on the Eastman farm, will move to LeMars.
Clifford Eyres, of LeMars, visited relatives here from Friday until Monday.
Harry Hoyt shipped his sheep to Chicago instead of Sioux City, last week.
Rural mail carriers had a vacation Tuesday and Wednesday on account of the
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Feb. 16, 1909
Kennedy -- At the family home, on the T. J. Reeves farm, northwest of Akron,
in Union County, S.D., Friday, February 12, 1909, William H. Kennedy, aged
55 years, 9 months and 8 days
Upon returning from a visit at LeMars about nine weeks ago Mr. Kennedy
suffered an attack of bronchial pneumonia. He was making satisfactory
recovery, when complications of kidney, liver and stomach trouble ensued,
finally culminating in inflammation of the bowels, which was the direct
cause of death. Mr. Kennedy made heroic resistance, aided by the best of
medical attention and the untiring ministrations of loved ones, against the
William Henry Kennedy was born at Granby, Canada, May 4, 1853, and at an
early age removed with his parents to Illinois, coming with them in 1870 to
Iowa, locating near State Center. In 1874 he married Martha Jane
Burkholder. In 1884 they moved to Seney, Plymouth county, Iowa, where they
resided until 1902, when they moved to Benson, Minnesota. In 1907 Mr. and
Mrs. Kennedy, with their son, W.E. and wife, came to Union county, S.D.,
which has since been their home. Farming and it's branches had been the
avocation of the deceased all his life, in which he always took an active
and intelligent interest. Besides the bereaved wife, he is survived by two
sons, W.D., of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and W. E. at home; one brother, M. M.
Kennedy of Seney, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Johnson, of Grainfield,
Kansas, and Mrs. A. W. Foulds, of Burbank, S.D., all of whom have the
sympathy of the entire community. A man of absolute integrity, uprightness
of character and of most genial disposition, his untimely demise is
sincerely mourned here and at Seney, where he lived so many years.
Mrs. Kennedy, her son, W. E. and wife; Mrs. Foulds, and Harry Johnson, a
nephew from Kansas, accompanied the remains Saturday to Seney, where funeral
services were conducted Sunday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock at his brother's
home by Rev. Hartzell. Interment was made in the LeMars cemetery, the
Masonic fraternity, of which deceased was a member for many years,
conducting it's beautiful and impressive service at the graveside.
AKRON: (Special Correspondence)
W.H. Kennedy, aged fifty-five, died at his home northeast of Akron, on
Thursday night of lung fever. He has been sick some time. He formerly
lived at Seney and the funeral was held from that place on Sunday, the
interment being made in LeMars. He was a member of the Masonic order and
the members of the Lodge in LeMars attended the funeral in a body.
ELGIN: (Special Correspondence)
Several from here attended the Robt. Schultz sale last Thursday.
Geo. Buehler, who has been quite sick, is able to be out again.
George and Amanda Hanke were the guests of their parents, who live in
LeMars, on Sunday.
A number from here drove to LeMars to hear the 56th Regiment band last
Wm. Justman returned to LeMars on Wednesday after several days visit with
his sister, Mrs. John Stenger.
Mail carrier on route No. 10 was unable to make his trip on Tuesday and has
only made a part of it each day since.
A number from here attended the funeral of Will Kennedy, which was held at
the Methodist church in Seney on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. John C. Schaefer, of Schaller, Iowa, arrived in LeMars Thursday evening
and is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Buehler.
The young people of the Geo. Buehler home and Mrs. John C. Schaefer were
entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Laux in LeMars on Sunday.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
A number of our people attended the Schultz sale Thursday.
Jake Forma, of Newkirk, has been the guest of relatives the past week.
Case Kaiser attended the wedding of a friend in Orange City, Wednesday
Messrs, Giebink and Cambier, of Alton, were dinner guests of the Henry
Berkenpas family Friday.
Miss Bertha Dambrink, who has been staying at Sioux Center for some time
stopped off at Carnes Saturday, enroute to her home in LeMars, for a few
days' visit with Fredonia friends.
Everybody was out after Tuesday's storm shoveling snow and breaking roads
for the benefit of the Remsen and LeMars carriers, but they have not as yet
been able to reach the whole extent of their routes. There has been no mail
delivered in this locality since Monday last.
Miss Cynthia Holster, the teacher in district No. 1, luckily put in time at
the school house as usual during last Tuesday's blizzard, though there were
no pupils there to keep her company. We presume there were other township
teachers as brave as Miss Holster on that day but we did not hear of them.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Alex McDougall is in LeMars.
The skating rink opened for business.
Joe Stinton has bought the Perdue house.
Henry Sjaarda is enjoying a visit from relatives.
A.W. Schwieger is in Des Moines this week.
Elmer Boever is home from his Hospers visit.
Lloyd Hasbrook has been ill a few days this week.
John Ostle is suffering with an attack of grippe.
Mrs. Miller, Chandler, Minn., is visiting friends here.
Mrs. P. A. Seaman was a Sioux City passenger Monday.
Will Heemstra and C. Puffett are at Streeter, North Dakota.
A. H. Millard and A. P. Noble were Sioux City business callers.
Sullivan's Orchestra played for a dance here Thursday night.
Joe Kamp reports a new boy at his home two miles east of town.
Will Bortscheller is the new man at the Durband Implement shop.
Herman Monke is making ready to move on this Tripp county claim.
Ed Durband took a big consignment of stock to Sioux City Tuesday.
Clarence Becker enjoyed a visit from his brother, Fred, of LeMars, Friday
Henry Albers, of Round Gove, Ill., is making his uncle, John Albers, a
John Schlesser is doing some remodeling on the place Geo. Bouma resided.
Elmer Boever, the central phone man, spent Sunday with his sick father in
Andrew Paul has masons, from Leeds, putting the finishing touches on his
Grace Woods spent Monday as the guest of Misses Anna and Alice Keough, north
Martin Mammen, of Hinton, is quite ill. His friends here hope he may soon
Mrs. Anton Durband and daughter, Mrs. Stinton, were passengers to LeMars
James J. Deegan and wife spent Sunday at Sioux City as the guest of Mike
King and wife.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Feb. 19, 1909
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
W. C. Lancaster attended a sale near Carnes Monday.
Mrs. Edwin Lancaster was on the sick list last week.
Dr. Holster, of LeMars, was business caller in town Tuesday.
One of Frank Determan's children is very ill with pneumonia.
Osborne Bros. shipped a carload of cattle to Sioux City Tuesday.
The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Daugherty is sick at this writing.
Elbert Porter spent last week with his son-in-law, Harley Cook, near Carnes.
In spite of the drifted roads a large crowd attended Robt. Schultz's sale
Fred Heine and wife, of LeMars, were guests at the Al McArthur home Sunday
The Women's Home Missionary society met with Mrs. C.F. Hartzell on Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Reeves, of Hawarden, attended the funeral of Will Kennedy
held here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Thompson, of Gayville, S.D., are proud of the arrival of
son at their home recently.
Harry Johnson, of Grainfield, Kan., who attended the funeral of his uncle,
W.H. Kennedy, left for his home Monday.
The public school commenced Monday after being closed on account of the
trains not running, which prevented the teacher getting here.
Mrs. Wm. Foulds, who attended the funeral of her brother, Will Kennedy, on
Sunday, returned to her home near Burbank, S.D., Monday.
Mrs. Bert Dyson and children returned to their home in Merrill Saturday
morning, after a few days visit with Mrs. Anthony Daugherty.
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Kennedy, who accompanied the remains of their father, Will
Kennedy, here Saturday for burial, returned to their home near Akron
Dr. Fettes was called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy Tuesday to
attend their daughter, Mrs. W.C. Warner, who was ill. She recovered
sufficiently to return to her home in Mt. Lake, Minn., Wednesday.
Rev. C. F. Hartzell went to Sioux city Tuesday evening to give a lecture on
"Our Work in the Philippines," at the Trimble church, where he will speak on
the same subject at Whiting, Iowa, Wednesday evening.
W. H. Kennedy, a former resident of Seney, died at his home near Akron
Friday, Feb. 12, after a lingering illness, of pneumonia for several weeks.
Mr. Kennedy lived here a good many years and was well known throughout this
neighborhood, having owned a threshing outfit and did work almost all over
the county and in Sioux county. From here he moved to Benson, Minn., where
he farmed a few years and then moved on T.J. Reeve's farm near Akron two
years ago, where he spent his last days. His remains were brought here
Saturday night and the funeral services were held Sunday from his old home
where his brother, Miles, now resides. Interment was made in the LeMars
cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all those who knew him.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
David Goudie bought several loads of corn of Conrad Kohl and George
Geary. Mr. Goudie is feeding six car loads of cattle and four hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Kramer returned to their home in Sterling, Ill.,
Tuesday after spending two months with Mrs. Kramer's sister, Mrs. Pat
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kemp, who are visiting Mrs. Kemp's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. F. VanDusen, will soon begin housekeeping near Windom, Minn.
Frank Barnhorst and bride will begin housekeeping on the Emerson Bixby
farm in Stanton township. Mr. Barnhorst has been a resident of Union
for several years.
Mail Carrier Cloyd Woodke, of LeMars, took two days to make his trip on
route 1 Friday and Saturday and again Monday and Tuesday. Roads are
badly drifted in many places.
Special services were discontinued in Mt. Hope M. E. church on account
of snow drifts. Regular services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. if the
weather permits, conducted by Rev. G. W. Shideler, of Kingsley.
Invitations are out for a wedding at the Arnold Schooten home,
Wednesday, Feb. 24th, when Miss Beulah Schrooten will be united in
marriage with David Carpenter. They will be at home to their friends
after March 10th near Fedora, S.Dak.
BREEZY HILL: (Special Correspondence)
Art Gable was in Akron Saturday on business.
Herman Gruennagie was a business caller at Akron on Saturday.
Paul Fisher will dispose of his belongings and will then depart for
Berlin, Germany, their former home.
Alex Klemme had the misfortune to cut his hand with a buzz saw last
week, nearly amputating one finger.
Mrs. August Klemme was taken seriously ill on Thursday of last week with
an attack of catarrh of the stomach.
Henry Fromme, the Mammen cream hauler, made his first trip on Monday
down this way and had a break down in the badly blockaded road.
The families of Henry Anderson and Gus Heins enjoyed a brief visit form
their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hein from Madison, S.D.
Mr. Schuster, who for many years has occupied the old Schweisow place,
has moved to near Akron and now resides on the John Schlentor place.
WASHINGTON: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Etta Harms is helping Mrs. Greenwald during the moving season.
Albert Hines, of LeMars, was an over Sunday visitor at the Fred Hancer
Mrs. Louis Hauser, of Merrill, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lindsey, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Utech went to Dalton on Tuesday on a visit to their
daughter, Mrs. Ira Schultz.
Mrs. Miller is recovering from a severe attack of sickness. All of her
children have been home to see her.
Miss Bell Freer, who has been attending the Merrill school, was
compelled to stay at home the past week with an attack of the chicken
Mrs. Arthur Greenwald and son, Herbert, who were called to Gutenberg,
Iowa, by the serious illness of Mrs. Greenwald's mother, returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knorr gave a very enjoyable party on the 7th, in honor
of their son Gustave's birthday. Mr. Knorr presented his son with a
nice new top buggy in honor of the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Becker went down to Mr. Schneider's, near Hinton, last
Week for an over Sunday visit. On account of the storm and the roads
being blockaded they were unable to get home until Thursday.
There was a box social in the John Dennler schoolhouse last week, which
was largely attended. The sale of the boxes brought the nice sum of
twenty dollars, which will be used to purchase a bookcase for the school
February 26, 1909
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Al McArthur was quite sick the first of the
Jackson Hawkins shipped a mixed car of cattle and hogs to Sioux City Monday.
Rev. C. F. Hartzell gave a very interesting memorial sermon on Washington's
birthday, Sunday morning.
Mrs. W. H. Kennedy returned to her home near Akron Saturday after spending
week with her relatives here.
John Lancaster and wife returned home Thursday of last week from an extended
visit with relatives in Wisconsin and Illinois.
John Hinde and family spent Sunday with relatives in Struble. Mrs. Melvina
Moore, Mrs. Hinde's mother, accompanied them home.
The oyster supper given at the home of Wm. Cook by the Ladies Aid society
Wednesday night was largely attended. The proceeds amounted to $7.50.
Mrs. E. Penning and son, Henry, returned home Monday night from Ihlen,
Minn., where they spent a couple of weeks with Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Demaray.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. Rees, Willie Jeffers and Ira Lancaster attended the Daniels sale near
Maurice last Friday.
Alfred Dykstra held a sale Thursday, Feb. 18th, on the farm which he has
rented the past few years. He expects to leave soon with his goods, some
machinery and horses for White Lake, S.D., where he has bought a farm.
The Daughters of Ceres met with Mrs. John Hinde Thursday of last week. A
large crowd was present and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon. After the
business meeting session was over Mrs. John Reeves was given a beautiful
china plate as a gift of remembrance by the society. Mrs. Reeves expects to
leave soon for her new home near Ashton, Iowa.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
John Ostle attended a sale at Chatsworth this week.
Henry Cramer and Fred Osterbuhr marketed hogs Wednesday.
Ed Riter and Henry Detloff were at Ireton Monday getting Ed's household
Joe Stanton is still confined to his bed by a dislocated knee cap, but is
The recent storm blew down many mills which gives business to implement
WESTFIELD: (from Soo Valley Enterprise)
I. J. Eberly and wife started up in South Dakota Saturday to visit his
brother, but got snow bound and had to return.
The infant son of Mont Cambell and wife died Sunday morning of pneumonia, at
the age of five weeks and one day.
Ernest Walliser recovered nicely from his recent illness and was down from
Akron this week, a guest at the Cassel home.
Mrs. Jenkins was down from Akron Tuesday to see her brother, A. U. Wilson;
who is under the weather the last few days.
Harry Feldstein, John Luebs and Frank Tschample shipped cattle and hogs to
Sioux City, Tuesday. John Bliss and Frank Tschample accompanied them.
Mrs. Sam Sparling came up from Omaha Tuesday and joined her husband, who has
been here several days. They expect soon to leave for California where they
will make their future home.
Mrs. Mohr and Theodore returned yesterday from Ayrshire, Ia., where she
spent some time after her father's death. Her mother, Mrs. Meek,
accompanied them and will make her home here with her daughter.
Andy Olson had the misfortune to fall and fracture his arm last Sunday
night. He stepped on the well platform at the back of the hardware and
slipped and fell with all his weight on one arm. Doctor Bushnell dressed
and bandaged it and it is giving him as little trouble as it could be
John Burnight came down from Akron Wednesday. Bad whiskey, which has had
the better of him for some time, got him going in the evening and he started
a rough house at the home of his brother, J. F. Burnight. Six strong men
were required to get him to the lock-up. He was given a trial the next
morning and sent to the county jail for three days. Arrangements were made
to take him from the county seat on to Knoxville to the hospital for
inebriates where it is hoped he will receive treatment that will free him
from the terrible habit which has him enthralled.