Iowa Old Press
January 8, 1909
A QUIET HOME WEDDING
Page 1, column 1-2
A quiet home wedding was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hendrickson, 1221 Washington Street, yesterday afternoon, when their
daughter, Matie Hendrickson, was united in marriage to Charles Hodgson.
Only immediate relatives were present at the ceremony which was
performed by Rev. W.G. Moore, pastor of the First Presbyterian church,
at three o'clock.
The bride was most becomingly attired in a brown velvet dress with cream
lace trimmings. Following the ceremony hearty congratulations were
bestowed upon the young people. At six o'clock an elaborate wedding
supper in four courses was served and the evening spent in celebrating
the happy event. The newly married people received a large number of
beautiful and useful presents. They will go to housekeeping
[unreadable] street until a new house is ready for them.
Both young people are well known and popular with a large circle of
friends. The groom is employed with the Zimmerman Implement Co.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Mae Kennedy spent the holiday vacation with her parents.
Mrs. and Mrs. W. C. Lancaster were Struble business callers Monday.
Friends of Will Kennedy are pleased to learn he has taken a change for the
Thos. Rees and wife visited relatives and friends near Maurice the last of
Mrs. C. F. Hartzell enjoyed a visit from her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bert
Hartzell, this week.
The Ladies Aide society was entertained at the home of Mrs. Arthur Reeves
C. W. Reeves, who went to Aberdeen, S.D., last week on business, returned
home Sunday morning.
A large crowd of young folks attended the dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Jackson New Years Eve.
This vicinity was visited by a light snow storm on Tuesday and was reported
the coldest day we've had this winter.
Miss Sadie Alderson returned home Friday night from near Elgin, Neb., where
she visited the Alderson families a short time.
Miles Kennedy returned home from Akron on Thursday of last week, where he
went to see his brother, Will, who was seriously sick.
Frank March, of Akron, spent Sunday with his mother and sister, Mrs. E.
March and Lucille, returning to his home Monday morning.
The young folks enjoyed themselves skating on the lake north of town several
nights last week. They reported the ice in fine condition.
Otto Kuhl left for South Dakota Sunday night, where he will look around
several places before renting a farm for the coming year.
Maynard Moist left for his home in St. Paul Saturday morning, after spending
the holidays with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Alderson and Marie Foster spent Saturday and Sunday with
the latter's sister, Mrs. John Penning, near Ashton, returning home the
first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster and son, John, left for Illinois Tuesday night
to visit Mrs. Lancaster's sister. They will also visit relatives in
Wisconsin before returning. Mit Lancaster accompanied them as far as
Freeport on his way to Wisconsin, where he expects to spend about two months
with relatives at different points.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Alex McDougall was a LeMars visitor Monday.
Lydia Dralle is suffering from the effects of frozen fingers.
Charley and Gus Witt are enjoying a visit from a brother, of Nebraska.
Katie Wood resumed her school duties at LeMars high school Monday.
George Renken and George F. Frericks were Sioux City stock buyers Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rodenbour and son, Leo, were visiting in Minnesota last
Miss Harrison, of Maurice, spent the first of the week with her friends, the
Mike Bixler, who has been visiting relatives here and at LeMars returned
home this week.
George McDougall is spending a few weeks' vacation with parents. He is a
student in Chicago.
See J. A. Sayer for Gold Coin Tonic. $7 per hundred pounds, also have cures
and worm powders.
James Edwards, who bought the livery barn recently, purchased D. D. Hamer's
residence this week.
J. H. Cook, Frank Buss, Fred Reese, Frank Penny were delivering fat cattle
to Durband & Nicholson Saturday.
Rev. Carr, presiding elder of this district, is assisting Rev. H. S.
Hamilton in revival work here this week at the M.E. Church.
A movement to organize a band is on foot and we hope that before long
Struble will be in line with Hinton and afford a good band.
Durband & Nicholson shipped 12 carload of fat cattle to Chicago Saturday.
They had a special train chartered. Ed Durband and Jim Noble accompanied
PLEASANT VALLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Ralph E. Davis was on the sick list this week.
Mr. George Bulyer hauled twenty-one of his best hogs to Marcus Saturday.
Miss Laura Miller opened her school again Monday morning after a weeks
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Raun gave a dinner New Years Day to a number of their
Tuesday, January 12, 1909
TWO PIONEERS ARE DEAD
AUGUST HAUSWALD DIED AT AN ADVANCED AGE
J. P. HOFFMAN DIES AT ROSWELL
Former LeMars Resident Passes Away at Home of His son in South Dakota, and
Remains Brought Here for Internment-Funeral at St. Joseph's Church.
August Hauswald died at the home of his son, Louis Hauswald in Johnson
township, on Sunday at the advanced age of eighty years. The funereal will
be held from the Hauswald home today and the interment made at Adaville
John Peter Hoffmann died at Roswell, S.D., on Thursday after a six weeks
illness due to a paralytic stroke. He was eighty-eight years and fourteen
days old at the time of his death. He was a native of Luxembourg, Europe,
and came to this country in 1896 setting at Tete des Mort, Jackson county,
Iowa. In 1878 he moved to Plymouth county and engaged in farming. He left
here in 1884 but returned again in two years and lived here until five years
ago, when he went to Roswell, S.D., to make his home with his sons, Math
Hoffmann and John Hoffman, who survive him. His wife died in this city about
twenty-one years ago.
The remains were brought to this city Sunday accompanied by his sons and
their wives and children and the funeral was held, yesterday morning at St.
Mr. Hoffmann was well known in LeMars and had many friends here. He was an
honorable and upright citizen respected by all who knew him.
J. F. Scharles was a Sioux City visitor on Saturday.
John Huxtable went to Pierson on business Monday.
Jos. Kruse went to Mexico last week on a land seeking trip.
J. F. Kriege went to Mexico last week on a sight seeing trip.
John Rogers, of Sioux City, was an over Sunday visitor in LeMars.
January 14, 1909
UNION CREEK NEWS.
Arthur Ericson visited his aunt, Mrs. Harker, at Hawarden, the first of the
Mrs. L. E. Ericson was quite ill last week but we are glad to hear she is
There will be regular services at the Lutheran Church next Sunday, both
morning and evening.
A number of farmers from here attended the meeting of the Farmer’s Grain
Co., held at Akron last Tuesday afternoon.
There was not a very large attendance at the oyster supper last Friday
evening. A good social time was had and about $26.40 was realized from the
supper and $19.60 from the quilt. Francis Peterson, of Big Springs, held
the lucky number on the quilt, which was No. 110.
Mr. Kennedy’s sister, Mrs. Foulds, of Burbank, S.D., returned to her home
last week as Mr. Kennedy was thought to be out of danger, but he does not
improve as much as was expected. The trained nurse who has been in
attendance the past two weeks returned to Sioux City last Monday.
~Transcriber Family Note: The Mr. Kennedy referred to in this paragraph is
Wm. Henry Kennedy, whose parents were Watson & Laura Hill Kennedy. The
sister, Mrs. Foulds, was Harriet Isabel Kennedy before her marriage to
The Social meeting of the Luther League was to have met last week at Herman
Anderson’s, of Big Springs. Those from here who had planned on attending
could not do so on account of the cold and stormy weather. The Literary
meeting will be held next Wednesday evening at the old church.
MT. HOPE HAPPENINGS.
Clarence Waterbury returned Friday evening from a business trip to
After a two weeks vacation, the Mt. Hope school resumed Monday, with Miss
Lizzie Herrity, as teacher.
M. B. Clark, representing the Union County Courier, spent Sunday in this
vicinity. He is soliciting subscriptions for the above named paper.
Ray and Harry Stephenson returned last week from a week’s visit at Pender,
Nebraska, with their aunt, who was recently married. They report a “way up”
For the past week or ten days Mrs. Chas. Waterbury has been at the bedside
of her sister, Amelia Hoffman, of Akron, who has been seriously ill with
pneumonia. At last reports she was some better.
W. C. Olson, who went up into North Dakota about a year ago and located on a
homestead, is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olson.
We are all glad to see Willie back again.
We are surely experiencing genuine winter weather these days and the ice
crop promises to be first-class. Many farmers are preparing to store a good
amount of the cold product for summer consumption.
The sad intelligence of the death of Andrew Hoyt, an old pioneer of this
township, has been received here, but no particulars are obtainable at this
writing. The deceased has lived in Connecticut the past few years.
A young man who is well and favorably known in our vicinity was recently
seen passing along the public highway with a load of furniture. Now, this
looks suspicious and seems to indicate that there will be “something doing”
in a matrimonial way before many moons.
School was resumed Monday, after a two week’s vacation.
Melvin Kanago is suffering with a severe case of tonsillitis this week.
L. L. Morehead went to LeMars Tuesday to attend the assessor’s meeting.
Mrs. Hamilton, who has been ill, is improving under the care of Mrs. King, a
nurse from Sioux City, who returned to that city Tuesday.
Kanago Bros., of this place, are building a large barn for C. Codd near
Millnerville. The barn will be the largest in Northwestern Iowa, being
72x110 and 38 feet high. It will be built on original plans.
The new U. B. church will be dedicated Sunday, January 17. Presiding
Elders, Geo. Miller, of Carlisle, Iowa, and J. H. Patterson, of Fonda, Iowa,
will conduct the services. All are invited to attend. Services Saturday
evening, Sunday morning and evening.
Mr. August Hauswald, one of Johnson township’s oldest residents, died at the
home of his son, Louis, Sunday January 10, of old age. The funeral was held
Tuesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest beside those of his wife and
son in the Adaville cemetery.
Albert Amondson was a Sioux City visitor Sunday.
Those wishing ice, call on Erickson & Hovland, at the mill pond.
Julius Hovland has moved from the Weber farm to Richland.
Mrs. John Woods has returned to her home after a two week’s visit with her
mother, Mrs. Crill.
J. F. Weber and family, of Elk Point, are moving back onto their farm north
Josie Jacobson returned home Sunday from Akron after a week’s visit at the
home of her sister.
W. S. Bennett and family departed last Saturday for Ocoma, S.D., to visit
their brother, T. B. Strong and wife.
WHITTECAR--At the home of his son, S. A. southeast of Akron, Friday, January
8, 1909, Josiah Whittecar, aged 80 years.
Deceased had been an invalid since about a year ago when he suffered a
stroke of paralysis. Mr. Whittecar was born in Clark county, Ohio in 1828.
He is survived by a wife who is a sister of Mrs. J Rush and two sons and six
Funeral services were conducted at the home of his son, S. A. Whittecar,
Sunday afternoon by Rev. J.L. Ayrault, of the Baptist church. Interment in
DEDICATION AT ADAVILLE.
The work is almost finished on the new United Brethren church at Adaville
and the building will be dedicated on Sunday, January 17. Presiding Elders
Geo. Miller of Carlisle, Iowa, and J. H. Patterson, of Tama, Iowa, will
conduct the services. All are cordially invited to be present. There will
be services Saturday evening, Sunday morning and evening at the time
mentioned. ~G. W. Mills, Pastor.
January 15, 1909
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Albert Penning attended a dance at Alton Friday night.
Jas. Lancaster, of Maurice, was a guest of his parents, Sunday.
T. J. Rees and wife were calling on relatives in Maurice Wednesday.
Will Cook went to Strawberry Point, Iowa, Monday to visit relatives and his
Albert Penning is visiting with his brothers, John and Lyman, in Ashton this
Jas. Deegan went to Sioux City Sunday to see his mother, who has been quite
Miss Kattie Engles returned Tuesday from Nebraska, where she has spent the
past three weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rees visited their sister and brother, Mr. and Mrs. John
Penning, near Ashton, this week.
Elmer Austin and son, Guy, have returned home from a visit with relatives in
the eastern part of this state.
Miss Bessie Reeves visited at the George Reeves home near Gayville, S.D.,
last week, returning home Sunday noon.
Irvin Alderson and wife visited his cousins, Jas. and Chris Lancaster, and
families near Maurice, Friday and Saturday.
Clarence Moore helped put up ice for Oscar Haviland the first of the week
and is now assisting Duncan McArthur fill his ice house.
Rev. C. F. Hartzell will preach an illustrated sermon to the children next
Sunday morning. He wishes all the children to be present.
Mrs. Hartzell, who has been visiting her husband's brother and family the
past week, returned to her home in Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday.
Chris Lancaster, who has been farming near Maurice the past two years, has
moved onto the John Lancaster farm, recently vacated by Willie Rees, which
he has leased for the next year.
DALTON: (Special Correspondence)
H. Atwood marketed a big bunch of hogs Wednesday.
Mrs. D. M. Goldie is confined to her home with an attack of the grip.
Ernest Schutt opened his home to a social gathering Thursday evening.
H. Weinheimer, of Merrill, was here on Monday in the interests of F. Hoese.
Gerd Null has returned from his visit with relatives in Carroll county,
H. Shenrock's invited in his friends and neighbors to an oyster supper
Mr. Olin, the station agent, expects to move his family from Minnesota to
this place within the next two weeks.
Mrs. H. Norton is home again from Sioux City from a visit with her mother,
Mrs. Brown, who is still failing.
The family of H. C. Wilson, our old friend and agent, are rejoicing over the
arrival of a new boy at their home at Washington, D.C.
Sabbath school was not held last Sabbath on account of the severe cold.
Until the weather moderates no further announcements will be made.
The Commercial Club are anticipating setting aside a plot for the old
rubbish of our village, in other words a dump yard for old automobiles and
other useless accumulations.
Chas. Hodgson and wife were generously treated to an old fashioned charivari
by the folks "around the old home" and the folks report they fared well.
Congratulations all around.
January 21, 1909
DEATH OF AKRON PIONEER
The death of Harvey D. Barr, at his home here Tuesday morning, January 19,
1909, at about 7 o’clock, marks the passing of one of Akron’s pioneer
residents. He was taken seriously ill about seven weeks ago with bladder
trouble and the development of pneumonia last week hastened the end.
Harvey D. Barr was born at Geneses Flats, New York state, April 24, 1830.
His parents moved to Ohio when he was about four years of age and there he
spent his boyhood days. When about twenty-one years of age, he went to
Wisconsin and took employment in the great pineries of that state. At
Neilsville, Clark county, Wisconsin, was united in marriage with Bede M.
Brown, who has remained his faithful helpmeet and companion during all the
intervening years. They lived there about three and a half years and then
located at Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo county, Iowa. When the call for
volunteers came in this nation’s terrible civil strife, in the early ‘00’s,
he was among the thousands of patriotic young men who responded, to lay down
their lives if need be, to assist in upholding their nation’s honor. He
enlisted in Company B, Thirty-second Iowa volunteer infantry, and saw three
years of active service, being in seven great battles. After receiving his
honorable discharge, he returned to his home and family at Rock Falls, Iowa.
They resided there until about 1869 or 1870, and then came to Plymouth
county. He took a position in what was known as the Big Sioux grist mill,
east of Jefferson, S.D., which was operated by E. W. Sargent and L. N.
Crill, Sr. He remained there until the firm began the erection of a mill on
the site of the present Akron mill, in the spring of 1871. Mr. Barr assisted
in the building operations and, when the mil was completed in the fall, took
a position in it and moved his family here. About the time the mill started,
Mr. Sargent platted the original townsite of Akron (then called
Portlandville), consisting of forty acres. Mr. and Mrs. Barr and family were
thus among the earliest residents and their son, Grant, was the first child
born on the townsite. He worked in the mill here until Messrs. Sargent and
Crill dissolved partnership and then took charge of the old Otis mill near
Chatsworth for a time. In 1882, he homesteaded a quarter section on Broken
Kettle creek, in Liberty township, this county, and after living there seven
years, moved back to Akron, which has since remained the family home. For a
number of years he and his sons engaged in house moving and other heavy team
work here, but nearly ten years ago his eyesight began to fail as the result
of cataract growth and in two or three years he was practically blind, being
just able to distinguish light from darkness. He remained in this deplorable
condition until December 1907, when, through an operation at the famous Drs.
Mayo hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, he and his family were brought great
joy by the restoration of his sight to a large degree. While this came as a
great comfort, it was only about three months after his return home that the
acute bladder trouble developed, and it continued in annoyance thereafter.
Mr. Barr was a man of large heart and congenial disposition, upright in his
dealing with others, and these characteristics won him the lasting
friendship of those who gained his acquaintance. His patriotism never
flagged and he always took an active interest in the affairs of “the boys
who wore the blue.” He was unusually devoted to his family circle and found
delight in the young people about him.
Mr. and Mrs. Barr celebrated their fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary on
November 30, 1906. He lived to the ripe age of 78 years, 8 months and 26
days, and in this long period he gave much of useful service. Besides his
devoted wife, he is survived by seven children—two daughters, Mrs. C. H.
Maxson and Mrs. B. A. Port, of this city; five sons, Major, of Elk Point,
S.D.; Frank of Chatsworth, Iowa; Marion, of Shindler, S.D.; Ora, of
Woonsocket, S.D.; and Grant, of this city, all of whom, with their families,
were present at the funeral. To them, and especially to the wife who has
been of such constant help and comfort to him in his years of affliction, is
extended the sympathy of this community.
Funeral services were held in the Akron M. E. church this (Thursday)
afternoon at 1 o’clock were largely attended, Rev. C. E. Plummer preaching
the sermon. The services in the church and at Riverside Cemetery, where
interment was made, were in charge of James Biddlecome, post G.A.R. and
W.R.C., of which the deceased veteran was a member for many years. Many old
settlers from the surrounding country attended the funeral of the friend
they had so long known and honored.
ARRESTED ON SERIOUS CHARGE.
The Elk Point Leader of last week published the following sensational item
concerning a former Akron man, who is now farming west of here in Union
“John Malmstrom, of Sioux Valley township, was brought to this city last
night by Deputy Sheriff Wm. Netz and lodged in jail on a charge of bastardy
on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Kitty Knutson. She is a widow and came from
St. Paul about four months ago to keep house for him. He is willing to marry
Malmstrom was soon released from custody and it is now reported that Mrs.
Knutson has left this vicinity, which probably means the case will be
January 22, 1909
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
George Orr spent Sunday with friends in Alton.
Miss Erickson, of Crathorne, is the guest of Mrs. John Walkup this week.
The Ladies Aid held a special business meeting at the home of Mrs. Rayburn,
The Daughters of Ceres will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Will Buss,
Thursday, January 28.
Miss Sadie Alderson, accompanied by her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
Alderson, were Sioux City visitors Saturday.
Fred Rees and wife returned from home Sunday evening from Akron, where they
spent the past week with relatives.
Will Kennedy, who is suffering from pneumonia at his home near Akron, has
had another changed is lying in a very low condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Alderson returned to their home near Elgin, Nebraska,
Monday, after spending a three week’s honeymoon in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Ewin entertained relatives and a few friends at an oyster
supper at their home Saturday evening in honor of their son, Will.
Albert Penning returned home from a visit with relatives near Ashton,
Friday, accompanied by his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Winkle.
The Ladies Aid society will have an oyster supper at the home of Mrs. George
Hughes Friday night. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
Rev. Hartzell requests all the children of the four children’s classes to be
present at the parsonage at 3:00 o’clock Sunday as he wants to organized a
band of little workers.
Grandma Deegan, who has been sick for some time, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Mike King, in Sioux City, Monday. She lived in this
neighborhood for a number of years. Since leaving the farm three miles north
of town, she has made her home with her daughter in Sioux City. Funeral
services were held from the St. James Catholic church in LeMars, Wednesday
Sergeant Will Ewin returned home Thursday of last week from Fort Thomas,
Kentucky. Will was one of our boys who was willing to serve his country and
enlisted at Sheldon in Company M, 52nd Iowa Infantry in the Spanish-American
war and was stationed at Fort Thomas, Ga., but didn’t get a chance to go
into battle. After nine months service was mustered out at Des Moines. Not
being satisfied with this short time as a soldier, in 1902 he enlisted in
the regulars in Company H, 21 Infantry at Fort Duchessene, Utah. In January
of 1903, he was transferred to Company I, 18th Infantry and was sent to the
Philippines. After two years of service there, returned to Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., and was mustered out in the spring of 1905. He re-enlisted in Company
E, 2nd Infantry in the spring of 1906, was again sent to the Philippines,
where he served until 1908, when he was sent to Fort Thomas, Kentucky and
was mustered out January 11th, 1909. He was promoted Corporal in 1906 and
Sergeant in 1907. His discharge papers speak of him as a good soldier,
excellent character in service, honest, faithful and true. He took the
prized, it being a silver medal, as being expert rifleman on the border of
Lake Erie at Fort Perry, Ohio. After a short visit with relatives and
friends here he expects to leave for Denver where he has work with a company
of government surveyors.
MARION: (Special Correspondence)
Frank Lenertz, of Remsen, spent Sunday at the Frank Lenertz home.
Charley Lenertz sold over one hundred loads of ice on Wednesday and
Miss Annie Neius has been employed to keep house at the N. B. Miller home in
Frank Gengler sold and delivered to Charley Kuster at Oyens, seven loads of
Miss Kattie Vanderwall will spend the week with the Gengler and Risch
families east of LeMars.
Mrs. Nick Huss and little son, Irvin, spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Miller near Remsen.
Miss Maggie Risch, of LeMars, spent the week with Miss Bertha Sonsma,
returning to her home Friday.
A jolly good time was enjoyed at the John Loutch home on Sunday in honor of
the home coming of their daughter, Margaret.
John Loutsch and children have returned home from a very pleasant visit with
their daughter, Mrs. Will Conrad of Dyersville.
Jacob Treese, of New Market, Minn., and Leonard Stundebeck, Salem, S.D.,
spent the week with Frank Stundebeck and family.
Miss Kattie Neisius, who has been working at the Will Mullenkamp home the
past two month’s returned to her home on Wednesday.
Joe Ashlers, of Marcus, is working for Thos. Gengler this year. Nick
Nilles, who worked there the past two years will help at home this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haas were very much surprised last Monday evening, when
about sixty of their friends marched in and reminded them that it was their
thirty-third wedding anniversary. No one had given them a hint about a
party, so they were unprepared for anything of the kind, but gave the crowd
a hearty welcome. A general good time was had and about eleven o’clock
supper was served after which the bride and groom were presented with two
nice rocking chairs. J. F. Marquis made the presentation speech to which
they responded with many thanks for the kindness shown them. It was an
evening long to be remembered by all who were present.
Dated after Jan. 26, 1909
On Tuesday morning, January twenty-sixth, Mr. Barney Deitermann and Miss
Mary Niehus marched to the altar in St. Mary's church in Remsen, and there,
after having received through the office of Rev. Father Fisch, the blessings
of the mother church, were pronounced husband and wife. The ceremony was
witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends of the contracting
parties, and the hearts of all were open for good wishes for the future well
of the young couple.
The bride was beautifully attired in a dress of white silk, and her sister,
Miss Katie Niehus, who acted as maid of honor, appeared in light blue, while
the groom and his attendant, Henry Deitermann, wore the usual black. After
the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Niehus, mother of the
bride, and a sumptuous wedding dinner was partaken of.
The young couple will be with relatives in this neighborhood for a short
time, after which they will go to live on the farm which papa B. Deitermann
has ready for them near Bonesteel, South Dakota. The bride and groom are of
the best families in the vicinity. They are highly respected, and
innumerable good wishes accompany them to their new home.
~Date of this marriage: 26 Jan 1909
January 29, 1909
Henry Sievers, son of Mr. and Mrs. ___ Sievers, of this city, left on Monday
for Spokane, Wash., near which town he has bought a creamery farm. He went
from here to Remsen to visit relatives and from there to his former home,
Holland, Minn., where he will be married to Miss Cecelia Bume and the happy
couple will proceed on their way to their new home.
Tjebbe Raveling, of Remsen, and Mrs. Bertha Moohr, of Webster City, were
united in marriage in LeMars on Thursday by Rev. Dallman, of Remsen. They
will live on the Raveling farm northeast of Remsen.
Miss Mary Niehus and Barney Determan were married at St. Mary's church in
Remsen on Tuesday by Rev. Father Fisch. They will shortly go to South Dakota
and _eate on a farm near Bonesteel.
The county superintendent of schools made a decision this week in favor of
establishing a new school in Marion township on one of the four corners
where section 13, 14, 23, and 24 join. Some parties in the township were
opposed to the establishment of the new school while others complained that
their children had too far to walk under the present status.
Will Remer, of the firm of Gralapp & Remer, coal dealers on Main street, has
purchased the interest of his partner and after February first will take
sole possession. Mr. Gralapp will remain with Mr. Remer during the
remainder of the winter and will then go to work at his trade as carpenter.
The Henry Dobbert farm in Stanton township was sold on Wednesday to Henry
Schoenrock for a consideration of $20,000. The farm consisted of 139 acres,
bring about $111 per acre. Mr. Schoenrock will take possession in the
spring and Mr. Dobbert will locate in California.
The fifth annual convention of the Farmer's Grain Dealers Association, of
Iowa, will be held at Sioux City, February 3rd and 4th. Among the speakers
are James J. Hill, of St. Paul, George S. Loftus, of Minneapolis and Samuel
Hallet Greeley, of Chicago.
Prof. G. C. Countryman, county superintendent of schools, is holding
teachers' examinations this week. The examination began on Wednesday and
will finish this afternoon. Seventeen took the examination yesterday.
Frank Billings went to a hospital in Sioux City on Wednesday night and
underwent an operation for appendicitis yesterday. His wife and mother
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Arthur Reeves was on the sick list last week.
Frankie Perry returned home Wednesday from a visit.
Edward Rees and wife attended church at LeMars Sunday night.
Stoll Bros. brought a fine young team at John Gengler's sale Monday.
Will Cook returned home Tuesday from a visit with relatives at Strawberry
Miss Rowena Rees, of LeMars, visited relatives in this city last week,
returning to her home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wallinga are proud of the arrival of a young farmer who
arrived at their home Tuesday.
Mrs. Lyman Britton and grandson, Chester, visited the former's son, Harry
and wife, in Spencer, Iowa, this week.
Miss Erickson, of Crathorne, who was the guest of Mrs. John Walkup last week
returned to her home the last of the week.
Will Ewin, who visited friends and relatives here a few days, left for
Denver, Colorado, Saturday night where he has work.
Mrs. Robt. Reeves enjoyed a visit from her niece, Blanche Porter, of Sioux
City last week. She left Monday for Washington to visit her father.
The oyster supper given by the Ladies' Aid society at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Hughes last Friday night was largely attended although the roads
were very muddy. Both young and old enjoyed themselves in games and
conversation. A short program was given. The proceeds amounted to $7.50.
W. D. Kennedy, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, who was called to the parental home
near Akron by the serious illness of his father, Will Kennedy, arrived here
Monday evening to visit. He was accompanied from Akron by his niece, Erlyne
Kennedy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kennedy, who will spend a few days
with her grandma, Mrs. E. March.
The Sunday School board held their meeting in the church Thursday night.
The officers and teachers were elected as follows: Superintendent, Mr. Z.
Rayburn; secretary, Henry Penning; treasurer, Allie Hawkins; librarian, Iona
Ewin; organist, Mrs. John Walkup; assistant organist, Mrs. Alvina Jeffers;
teacher of Band of Hope, Mrs. Walkup; teacher of class 1, Lizzie Hawkins;
class no. 2, Mrs. C. F. Hartzell; No. 3, Mrs. Aukema; No. 4, Frank Becker;
class No. 5, John Lancaster; Bible class, Will Cook.