Iowa Old Press
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
March 3, 1911
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Chris Lancaster and wife and daughter were Struble callers Monday.
Will Rees attended the funeral of Mrs. C. Grimes near LeMars Tuesday.
Miss Jennie Winkel, from Ashton, is visiting at the Penning home this week.
Miss Martha Hawkins entertained a few friends at her home Friday night.
Miss Esther Cook was an over Sunday visitor in LeMars, the guest of Miss
Albert Penning returned home Wednesday from Pipestone, Minn., where he was
Miss Minnie Witt and Earl Morrissey attended a dance at Struble Thursday
night last week.
Mrs. W. E. Kennedy spent last week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Grant
Chapman, in Sioux County.
John Lancaster and John Osborne shelled corn for E. Lancaster Saturday and
L. DeVries Monday.
D. F. McArthur accompanied a shipment of cattle to Sioux City Monday for his
brother-in-law, T. Hinde.
Thos. Hinde loaded his cars at Struble Monday and left the same evening for
his new home in South Dakota.
Seney was nearly deserted by the men last Thursday. Nearly everyone attended
the Kruse sale near Struble.
Wesley Green came down from his home in Spencer, Iowa, Friday. He will work
for Albert Lundgren this season.
Hazel Walkup, who has just recovered from an attack of pneumonia, started to
school again Monday to resume her studies.
Elam Chapman returned home Monday night from Mitchell, South Dakota, where
he had been attending to farm interests.
The Ladies Aid society met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Henry Husted in
LeMars, who still holds her membership in the society here.
Dunck McArthur and August Witt returned home Saturday from a trip in the
western part of South Dakota, where they were looking at land.
Alva Casler, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Casler, was
quite badly scalded Monday by pulling the plug out of the washing machine.
Mr. Roe arrived here Friday evening from the north with his goods and will
live with his brother, Jake, on the Deegan farm, where John Penning lived
There was no school here Tuesday on account of the teacher being sick. Verna
McArthur had charge of the school in the morning, but school was dismissed
for the afternoon.
The basket social given by Rose Phillips and pupils in the Wood’s school
house Friday night was well attended. Between $25 and $30 were realized by
the sale of the baskets.
Will Rees went to LeMars Monday to assist Walter Brunhaver unload his cars.
Mr. Brunhaver has been farming near O’Leary several years and will take up
his same occupation near Paullina.
D. F. McArthur lost one of his horses Monday night. The animal was sick only
a few hours. They also mourn the loss of the family dog which was shot a
couple of weeks ago and died from its injuries last week.
Martha Falk arrived at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Falk,
Thursday of last week, accompanied by William Johnke, of Centerville, South
Dakota, whose bride she had become the day previous. They visited here until
Saturday evening when they left for Centerville, where they will live on a
farm near that place.
A crowd of young folks planned a surprise on Will Penning Monday night, it
being his birthday. Their plans were successfully carried out until about
half an hour before the appointed time for their arrival, when four parties
arrived at his home and let the secret out; nevertheless, when the remainder
of the crowd arrived they were given full sway and all had a good time.
The meeting of the Daughters of Ceres, which was held at the home of Mrs.
Henry Werley Thursday of last week, was largely attended. The ladies took
advantage of the fine weather and went to the society while the men attended
a sale near Struble. A sumptuous dinner was served, after which the meeting
was called to order followed by an interesting program. Mrs. Sol Perry will
have the next meeting March 23d.
A number of changes have been made in the farm tenants in this neighborhood.
Bert Reeves has moved onto his farm northeast of town. Clarence Reeves will
run the home place vacated by his brother, Bert. Harley Cook has moved from
Fredonia on the Henry Husted farm, where C. Reeves farmed the previous year.
Charlie Witt will work the D. F. McArthur farm and Alex McArthur will occupy
the Rayburn farm, where C. Witt has lived several years. John Penning has
moved from the Will Deegan farm onto the one vacated by Thos. Hinde.
March 7, 1911
A STRANGER WITH SMALLPOX WANDERS AROUND TOWN
Is Locked Up in City Building
Henry Elders, Apparently a Wandering Willie With No Abiding Resting Place,
Is Hustled Off to Detention Hospital Southwest of the City
A stranger floated into town on Thursday afternoon, whether on the cushions
or in a sidedoor Pullman was not ascertained, but probably the latter. He
came from Sioux City and went to Dr. Shepard for medical aid, saying that he
was sick. The doctor quickly grasped the situation, discovering that the
man had a well developed although mild case of smallpox. He telephoned the
city authorities, and the man was locked up in the city building while the
board of health got busy making arrangements to have him cared for at the
detention hospital southwest of town. The place has been vacant since the
epidemic of smallpox which visited LeMars several years ago. Jos. Wilcox,
who has had the disease, and who was the last tenant in the detention
hospital, was secured as nurse for the man, and after coal had been sent
down and a fire started the man was taken there between eight and nine in
the evening. He is progressing favorably under the care of the county
physician. He gave his names as Henry Elders. He came here from Sioux
county, at least he voted there at the last election.
He was in LeMars some weeks ago and was locked up, having no visible means
of support. At that time he was given free transportation out of the city.
His second trip here will prove more expensive unless the county to which he
belongs can be induced to pay something for his maintenance.
The city building and those who came in contact with Elders were thoroughly
fumigated the same evening and it is to be hoped the disease will not
AN ALLEGED HORSE THIEF IS LODGED IN C OUNTY JAIL
HAD STOLEN TEAM AT HIS PLACE
Requisition Papers Are Secured by the Sheriff at Pierre, South Dakota, and
Roy Babcock, of Burbank, is Brought Here for Trial
Roy Babcock, a renter on a farm near Burbank, South Dakota, is in the county
jail awaiting trial on a charge of horse thieving at the next term of court.
Babcock was brought to LeMars on Thursday by Sheriff Arendt. The sheriff
has been on his trail for a long time, and last week went to Pierre, South
Dakota, to secure requisition papers for Babcock, and on his return journey
stopped off at Burbank and secured his man.
Babcock is held on a charge of being implicated in the theft of a team of
horses from the August Helm farm in Perry township last spring. The team
was traced across the river into South Dakota a day or two after they were
taken from the Helm place. Babcock claimed he bought the team from a
stranger. He had sold one of them to a neighbor called De Bahr. Suspicion
was aroused at the time by the fact that the horse in Babcock's possession
had been stained and painted in an attempt to disguise its true color and
markings. The team was returned to its owner and the matter apparently
dropped. In the meantime the sheriff worked on the case and at the last
term of court Babcock was indicted by the grand jury. He is a middle-aged
man, and has been renting land near Burbank. His wife was over from their
home to visit him at the county jail on Saturday.
WELL KNOWN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Mortensen, in
Fredonia township on Thursday, March 2d, occurred the marriage of their
daughter, Mary Mortensen to Christopher Juhl, of Meadow township. The
ceremony took place at high noon, in the presence of about one hundred
relatives and friends of the two families, and was performed by Rev. P.
Rasmussen, of Marcus. The rooms were tastefully decorated in pink and
white, the bridal colors, and the ceremony took place under a canopy of
green in which was suspended a white marriage bell. The bride was attended
by the groom's sister, Miss Kate Juhl, and the bridegroom by the bride's
brother, Nick Mortensen. After the ceremony a splendid wedding dinner was
served and feasting and rejoicing was kept up until next morning. The young
people received a large number of handsome and useful wedding presents.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Juhl, of Meadow township, where he
was born and reared. He is a progressive young farmer and has many friends.
The bride was born and reared in Fredonia township and is a popular young
woman with many admirable qualities. They will make their home on a farm in
Meadow township, where they best wishes of their friends will follow them.
March 10, 1911
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Henry Holland has a new four door Overland car.
Mrs. Charles Knowles was a Sioux City visitor Sunday.
Mrs. Charles Palmer and daughter, Florence, are confined to the house with
an attack of measles.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Vining has been quite ill with an
attack of the measles.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Davis, who have been spending the winter in Florida,
returned home Wednesday.
Frank Conrady is a candidate for appointment as supervisor from this
district in place of Ed Wilkins.
Mrs. A. D. Southwick, who has recently moved into town, has been very ill
the past week but is gradually improving.
Mrs. Will Rieke, who has been visiting her daughter, Miss Ruth, at Rockford,
Ill., and spending some time with relatives and friends, returned home
The stockholders of the Farmers Elevator company will hold their annual
meeting at Collin's hall Saturday afternoon, March 11th, for the election of
Dr. Breed, of Grinnell, Iowa, who occupied the pulpit both Sunday morning
and evening at the Congregational church, gave a lecture Monday evening at
the church on the subject, "The Old Man." Quite a large audience was in
attendance and the lecture was much enjoyed by all.
PLEASANT VALLEY: (Special Correspondence)
The Ladies Aid met with Mrs. Raun on Thursday.
Miss Rene Carlton, of Marcus, visited relatives from Friday until Monday.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marquis is ill with congestion of the
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tonsfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Tesdell and Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Barnes and family were guests at the H. J. Raun home on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McConnell, Mrs. W. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. H. Raun attended a
missionary dinner given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Arnold, of Amherst
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buse spent Wednesday evening at the J. C. Langendorfer
J. B. Langendorfer was assisting A. J. Gerling in hauling some hay a few
days last week.
Oliver Buehler returned last week after a two weeks stay at Charles City and
Mrs. Frank Strub and daughter, Elsie, spent Friday with a relatives who is
ill at Struble.
E. F. Anstine, township assessor, was getting in some work in this part of
his domain last week.
Andrew Johnson, of Neb., a former resident of this locality, is looking
after his land interests here.
Mrs. August Utech spent a week with friends in South Dakota. Her sister,
Mrs. Schuenk, of LeMars, accompanied her.
Rev. F. H. Thiel, of LeMars, and Rev. L. H. Brenner, of Charles City, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Buehler on Friday.
Dave DeVries, who has lived here for a number of years, loaded a car on
Wednesday and shipped his goods to Inwood, Iowa, where he has rented a farm
An entertainment will be given at the center school house, District No. 5,
on Friday evening. It will be given by a young man who has fitted himself
well in the line of entertainment. Admission is free, but a collection will
be taken up later in the evening.
The winter term of school for the center school closes Friday, March 10th.
Master Ralph Garton received the prize for having the most number of perfect
spelling lessons during the entire term. Miss Laura Miller, the teacher of
District No. 5, returned to her home on Friday in LeMars.
Charles Marten and Charles Harnack and Mrs. Henry Benjegerdes, who attended
the funeral of Mr. Harnack's father at Granville, Iowa, are expected home
tomorrow. Mrs. Benjegerdes will prolong her visit and call on some of her
relatives, as that neighborhood was formerly her home before marriage. The
deceased was a sister of Charles Marten.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Mills was a Sioux City visitor Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Whitman, of LeMars, spent Sunday with relatives in town.
Will and Lillie Pech entertained a few friends at their home Friday night.
Wm. Falk and Harry Reints shipped a car of hogs to Sioux City Tuesday night.
Fred Heien and wife, from LeMars, spent Sunday with Al McArthur and family.
Miss Grace Whitman entertained a girl friend from LeMars Saturday and
The Foreign Missionary Meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Councilman,
Mrs. Henry Berkenpas, from Dakota, visited her sister, Mrs. John Wallinga,
Wm. Jackson and wife and daughter, Jessie, of LeMars, called on relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rees and daughter, Gwen, of LeMars, were guests at the
home of their parents Sunday.
Dr. Holster made a professional trip out to the Dunk McArthur farm Sunday to
doctor one of Charlie Witt's horses.
Miss Jennie Winkel returned to her home near Ashton Monday morning, after a
weeks visit with the Penning families.
Mrs. Thos. Hinde is visiting relatives in LeMars. She expects to leave for
her new home in South Dakota this week.
Watson Reeves has moved onto the Herman Utech farm southeast of town, where
he will farm this year. His sister, Bessie, will keep house for him.
Mrs. Walker Bushby spent Thursday and Friday of last week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. [Miles} Kennedy, returning to her home near Ireton Friday
Chester Britton returned home Thursday morning of last week from Rockland,
South Dakota, where he went to attend the wedding of his cousin, Miss
Ira Lancaster returned home last week from near Faulkton, South Dakota,
where he has spent the past month with his cousin, James Lancaster and
family. No doubt he had a fine time, as he is found of hunting and the
wolves are plentiful in that country. He was fortunate in killing four.
Mr. and Mrs. Ihnke Harms, Mrs. and Miss Kleihauer were Hawarden visitors
John Dirks is moving some of his household goods. He expects to move his
family here soon.
Miss Helen Euken visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Popken Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. E. Johnson were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Johnson in Mammen on Sunday.
Word has been received of the marriage of J. H. Mammen, who is well known in
this community, to Miss Clara Helm, of Comanche, Montana. They were married
February 21st in Billings, Mont.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Gerd Cramer has moved southwest on route 9.
R. Taylor, of Presho, was a business caller here this week.
John P. Frederes has moved his family into the George Frederes residence on
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harms is critically ill.
Lawrence Lewis and wife, of LeMars, visited here Sunday.
Dick Winkel enjoyed a visit Sunday from a brother at Sioux Center.
Mrs. Herman G. Albers and son were pleasant callers Saturday.
And. De Jong has moved on the Roe Evans place west of town.
R. Otken is nicely settled on the Renken farm. Mr. Otken is a splendid
Miss Dora Freichler was at Maurice Saturday, where she has a large music
Pete Nelson, the merchant-postmaster of Craig, was in our burg Monday
Lenten devotions were largely attended Wednesday evening at St. Joseph's
Mrs. Empey, of Sioux City, and son were calling at the Dr. Null home the
first of the week.
Tom Hinde shipped his goods to North Dakota last week, where he purchased a
Peter Schat, from Clear Lake, South Dakota, has taken a position with Joe
Stinton for the season.
Will Pereboom was called to the home of Henry Pereboom by the illness of his
father on Monday.
Master A. Pereboom is again seen at his post as helper of the Great Northern
at the depot office.
The John Levering family, from Sheldon, are residing on the Richard Johnson
farm near Evansville.
John Ostle moved his household goods to LeMars Monday. He will be manager
of the P. F. Dalton ranch.
Frank Null and family arrived this week from White, South Dakota, bring
their household goods along.
Mrs. W. A. Puffett and daughter, Mrs. Robt. Moir, visited with their many
old friends in this vicinity this week.
Stoll Bros. received their new 10 horse power Jackson car and are cutting
the wind some these days between town and the farm.
Adolph Mickley, of Spencer, is now nicely located on the Fred Ahrendt farm,
south of town. He moved here from Spencer, Iowa.
H. D. Eilers has moved on the Evans farm, west of Struble. Herman has been
farming west of Mammen several years and his friends are glad to see him
back here once more.
LeMars newspaper...date unknown (this anniversary date was 16th of March)
Mr. and Mrs. Nis Nielsen
A GOLDEN WEDDING-March 16, 1911
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Tovel Kloster in Fredonia township was the scene
of an unusual event, the celebration of the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
Nis Nielsen, parents of Mrs. Kloster. Nuptial service was held in the Danish
Lutheran church in Fredonia township, where the aged couple renewed their
marriage vows in the presence of children, grandchildren, other relatives
and many friends.
The wedding party assembled around the festive board at the Kloster home,
where the feted couple was gloriously toasted and felicitated and
congratulated. Principal guests with Mr. and Mrs. Tovel Kloster were Mr. and
Mrs. H.P. Mortensen, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Larson, the three ladies being the
daughters of the wedding couple. There were also 29 grandchildren of the
Kloster, Mortensen and Larson families. Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen are 77 and 74
years old respectively and have resided in Fredonia township since 1993.
They enjoy excellent health and may be spared for many years to those who
love them dearly.
Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen were born and raised in Schleswig, at the time a
Danish province, they were married in Skrydstrup, Denmark. They came to this
country a number of years ago, settling on a farm in Fredonia township where
they still reside. Mr. Nielsen is a veteran of the Danish-Prussian war of
1864, having been a member of the famous Danish regiment which defended the
fortification against the allied Prussian and Austrian armies, known at the
"Doppel Schantze". After the battle Mr. Nielsen was personally complimented
by his superior officers for bravery.
Dated March 17, 1911
SUNNY KNOLL: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmidt are the proud parents of a bright baby girl
which came to gladden their home on March 15th.
Peter Molzen shipped his steers to Chicago on Saturday. He accompanied the
shipment and will be there for the Monday market.
Miss Maggie and Lydia Bohlken, of LeMars, were seen in our burg on their way
to Akron to visit their sister, Mrs. Chris Brown.
Miss Lydia Bubbs has returned to her home near Spink, South Dakota, after
visiting at her sister's Mrs. Edwin Klemme, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mienjohannes, of near Alcester, South Dakota, visited at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Huls, a few days last week.
Mrs. Elmer Hammer, formerly of Ruble, mourns the loss of her father, Cap
Smith, who died last week at Akron. She has the sincere sympathy of her
many friends in this community.
The neighbors and friends of Mrs. George Bohlken gathered and had a supper
on them on Saturday evening. Music and games were the enjoyment of the
John G. Frerichs celebrated his sixty-third birthday on March 12th. His
friends and neighbors gathered to help him remember days gone by. Mr.
Frerichs is among the few in this country that are left of the old soldiers.
WASHINGTON: (Special Correspondence)
George Mattas is on the sick list.
Mrs. Lou Hauswald was a Sioux City visitor on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Stinton visited at the Ira Pearson home near Hinton last
Miss Florence Manz attended the Northwestern Iowa Teachers Association last
Miss F. M. Manz closed a very successful term of school in District No. 4
Mr. and Mrs. Guy McMeekin, of Toronto, South Dakota, visited relatives here
Hired help seems to be plentiful this spring. Will Lemke found a man in his
hay stack early one morning of last week. The man might have been badly
hurt as Mr. Lemke was bout to stick his fork into the hay thinking it might
be some wild animal.
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Jean Richardson visited friends in Merrill Thursday.
Mrs. S. Fulton, John Campbell and Mrs. Neustle are on the sick list.
Chas. Bennett and son hauled corn Monday to E. Bradstreet, of James.
Mrs. Hanlyn, of Evansville, Indiana, is visiting her sister, Mrs. N. Savage.
N. Savage is enjoying a visit from his sister, Mrs. Leary, of New Hartford,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haller are the proud parents of a baby girl who arrived
Miss Ruth Fred, of Sioux City, was the guest of Miss Angie Stewart Saturday
James, Sam and Rob Woolworth and family visited at the home of J. H.
Mrs. Jean Richardson expects to give a party Saturday complimentary to her
Sunday School class.
The Ladies Aid of the M. E. church of James will meet February 22d with Rev.
and Mr(s). Stuart of Leeds. [Transcriber note: wonder if this reference to
February should be "March"?]
The attendance of the Armitage sale was the largest witnessed this season.
Every article sold at top price.
Mrs. G. C. Croston visited her daughter, Mrs. Hall, Thursday and Friday, who
live in the vicinity of LeMars.
Misses Jennie Schyller and Sadie Vought, of Leeds, were the guests of Miss
Anna Woolworth Friday and Saturday.
Miss Grace Swearingen resumed her duties as teacher of the James school
after a weeks vacation, which she spent in Sioux City.
Ernie Luce, who is attending the National Business college of Sioux City,
visited the Woolworth Bros. Saturday and Sunday.
Theodore Larson, of Concord township, sold his farm last week for $125 per
acre. Mr. Larson has not fully decided what he intends to do in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harderson moved their household goods from Kingsley
Friday. They were assisted in moving by Henry Junch, George Ludwig and Tom
Mrs. N. Savage gave a birthday party Thursday evening complimentary to her
son, George. The evening was spent in various amusements. The hostess
served a dainty luncheon, after which the guests wished George many happy
returns of the day and departed.
About sixty friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson
Wednesday and spent the evening playing games and other amusements. The
hostess served a dainty luncheon, after which the guests departed declaring
they had had one of the most enjoyable times of the season.
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
Herb Hoover was in Sioux City Saturday.
Joe Bauerly attended the dance on Saturday.
H. G. Codd, of Millnerville, was in town on Friday.
Mike Klink is on a business trip up in South Dakota.
Miss Grace Koenig is visiting with relatives in Stanton.
Miss Luella Barnett visited in Sioux City Friday and Saturday.
Jack Tindall was transacting business in Hinton on Saturday.
Maynard Eberle was transacting business in Craig on Friday.
Ed Wettstadt visited with Sioux City friends a few days last week.
George Ellison, of Hinton, spent Sunday at the W. J. Lawrence home.
Miss Florence Turton left Tuesday to visit with relatives in South Dakota.
Mrs. T. A. Bray, of LeMars, spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. John Philips and daughter, Miss Daisy, were in Sioux City Saturday.
Mrs. A. Moreen and children are visiting relatives in Sioux Falls, South
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hodapp spent Sunday in LeMars with Mrs. Hodapp's parents.
Mrs. E. A. Richardson, of James, spent Thursday with her friend, Mrs. Mary
Baseball supper and dance at the opera house on Friday evening of this week,
Miss Neva Barnett returned home Saturday from a visit at LeMars with Mrs.
Misses Margaret Koenig and Nettie Fletcher were visiting with LeMars friends
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Smith, of Marcus, visited with their son, C. H. Smith,
here last week.
Mrs. D. H. Hauff and daughter, Inez, of Hinton visited at the C. C. Hauff
home here last Saturday.
Rev. Frank Empey, of Morningside, Sioux City, was in town on Saturday in the
interests of the college.
The teachers of the public school attended the teachers convention in Sioux
City Thursday and Friday.
Mrs. Ed Oleson went to LeMars on Thursday to see her son, Leonard, who is in
the hospital at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffen shipped their household goods to Juniata, Iowa, where
they will make their future home.
Miss Daisy Philips left last week for an extended trip and visit at Spokane,
Wash., and other points of interest.
Miss Loretta Lucy left Friday for Sioux City, where she has accepted a
position as clerk in the Pellitier store at that place.
A booster meeting was held in the opera house here last Wednesday evening.
Another meeting will be held in two weeks.
Miss Maggie Pennie, who has been staying in the C. C. Simpson home for the
past month, returned to her home at LeMars Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Berner left Friday evening for Chicago, where they will
visit with relatives before going to their new home at Oman, South Dakota.
Sparks flying from a train on the Illinois Central railroad between here and
LeMars set fire to the hay land belonging to A. Mullong and destroyed five
stacks of good hay.
Harry Byrd left Sunday morning for Fort Dodge, where he has accepted a
position as painter with the Illinois Central Railroad Company. Mrs. Byrd
and son, Harry, will remain here for some time.
The baseball fans of Merrill are busy making arrangements for a crackerjack
of a team for the coming season. Come out Friday evening and attend their
six o'clock supper. Those who wish to dance will have a chance to step toe
the fantastic music of Collins Bros. orchestra.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Werley Bros. shipped hogs to Sioux City Monday night.
John Walkup and August Witt were Sioux City visitors Friday.
Arthur Reeves is able to be out again after a boil on his knee.
Mrs. E. Penning went to Ashton Sunday to visit relatives a short time.
Miss Rebecca Hughes, of LeMars, spent Sunday with relatives in town.
The manger of the LeMars creamery was in town on business Tuesday.
Wm. Lancaster made a business trip to Alton Thursday morning of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur visited relatives in Sioux City the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. I. Mills left Monday night for Platteville, Wis., to spend the summer
Robt. Reeves went to Sheldon Saturday night to see his wife's father,
returning Sunday night.
Mrs. Sol Perry will entertain the Daughters of Ceres Thursday, March 23d.
Don't forget the date.
Mrs. E. Penning lost one of her horses Tuesday night. D. F. McArthur lost
one Saturday night.
Thomas, Will and Fred Rees and wives spent Sunday with their father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rees.
A crowd of young folks from the west side enjoyed themselves at a surprise
party at the Alberts home Monday night.
Mrs. W. E. Kennedy and niece, Constance Chapman, attended a basket social
given by her sister, Miss Lucile March, who is teaching near Hinton.
Miss Emma Koch attended the teachers meeting in Sioux City Thursday and
Friday of last week, consequently there was no school here the two days.
Mrs. Chris Hendrickson and children spent Saturday and Sunday with her
brother and sister, Geo. Hughes and Mrs. Will Casler, returning to her home
in Ashton Sunday.
Mrs. Will Buss received the sad news Saturday that her mother, who lives in
the eastern part of the state, was very low. They left on the early train
from LeMars Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allison were guests at the Edward Rees home Sunday. Mr.
Allison has just returned from a seven weeks visit in the western states.
He speaks well of the West.
Mrs. Robt. Reeves was called to the bedside of her father, Mr. Potter, who
lives in Sheldon, and was not expected to live, but is improving as this
writing. She returned home Monday morning.
Mary and Leora Bowen, who have made their home with Rev. and Mrs. Stevens
this winter, went to Sioux City last week, where they were met by Mr. Quinn,
manager of the Children's Home in DesMoines, who has found separate homes
for each one.
The musical entertainment given in the school house Wednesday night last
week was largely attended. Scarcely standing room could be found. At the
close of the entertainment prizes were given to the ones holding the highest
number of votes for the most popular lady and the laziest man, which were
won by Miss Grace Whitman, whose prize was a book, and Anthony Daugherty won
the pipe. All report a fine time.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lancaster very pleasantly entertained about forty friends
and relatives at their home Friday in honor of their thirty-fifth wedding
anniversary. After all had partaken of a bounteous dinner the afternoon was
spent in social conversation. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Sol Perry,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Buss, Mr. Anstine and son, Guy, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Hawkins, Mrs. E. Penning, Elam Chapman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lancaster, Henry Heide, Jonathan Alderson and daughter, Sadie, Chris
Lancaster and family, Mr. and Mrs. Allie Hawkins, Mrs. Arthur Reeves, Rev.
C. E. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster and daughter, Ina.
MERRILL: (From the Record)
J. G. Grebner, of Johnson township, was called to Illinois the past week by
the death of his mother.
Wm. Reintz, who has been spending the winter in Oklahoma, returned to good
old Iowa Sunday morning.
Dr. Vernon's brother, who has been visiting him the past week, left last
evening for his home at Toronto, Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Griffin, who have been conducting a grocery store here the
past six months, bought a store at Juniata, Iowa, and will move there in a
Chris Lehmann landed in Merrill Saturday after a two months trip into
neighboring states. Chris will leave again in a few days to work for John
Reiman at Allen, Neb.
Otis Weaver left today for Presbo, South Dakota, to pack up his household
goods to ship them to his new home at Cody, Neb., where he will go in the
Harry Byrd has accepted a position with the Illinois Central Railroad
company as painter for the coming season. Mr. Byrd's headquarters will be
at Fort Dodge, but he will not move his family there for some time.
Chas. Baldwin quietly slipped away one day recently and laid claim to one of
the fair young ladies at Cushing. In other words, Charles was married
February 27th to Miss Daisy Law, of Cushing, Iowa. The young people will
occupy one of the Richey farms near here.
The prospects are that Merrill will have a top notcher of a baseball club
this season. Splendid new material has come to town which when combined
with the former good players will insure a team that will be hard to beat.
New suits of granite gray have been ordered and are expected here almost any
Fred Thompson received a message from Washington Tuesday apprising him of
his appointment as secretary and stenographer on the Interstate Commerce
Commission. Fred will leave shortly to accept his new position. In this
connection it might not be amiss to state that Fred has been in the employ
of the government the past three years. About three weeks ago he tried the
civil service examination again "for fun" at DesMoines. He just received
his markings which placed him at the head of hundreds of young men who tried
from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South
REMSEN: (From the Bell-Enterprise)
Herman Groth was a Sioux City visitor Friday.
J. P. Beck was a LeMars business caller on Monday.
Andrew Scott and Mat Heyman spent Friday in Sioux City.
Miss Ellenora Cook spent the week with her sister, Mrs. John Gaden.
Misses Bessie Scott, Vera Scott, and Anna Groth were Sioux City visitors
Henry Falke spent last week in Council Bluffs looking after business
Miss Esther Ernest spent Saturday and Sunday at the Fred Ernest home in
Chas. Wilberding, who has been visiting in Dell Rapids, South Dakota,
returned home Monday.
At the school meeting held in District No. 3, Herman Nitzschke was elected
director for next year to succeed Frank Wagner.
Mr. Heidisch lost his large barn and eleven horses by fire early Saturday
morning. The family knew nothing of the fire until the barn fell down and
it was impossible to save anything. A large quantity of hay and oats was
burned too. All the neighbors came to help save the rest of the buildings.
Obituary, publication and date unknown (Mary died March 21, 1911):
GRIM REAPER CALLS AGAIN
DEATH DUE TO ENLARGEMENT OF MEMPHATIS GLANDS
Miss Mae Belle Burrill, of Hinton,
Passed Away after an Illness of Several Months
The sad demise of Miss Mae Belle (actually Mary Isabelle) Burrill
occurred in this city on Tuesday evening, after an illness of several
months. Mae Belle (actually Mary Isabelle) Burrill was born April 5th,
1888 in Liberty township, Plymouth county. Her girlhood life was spent
in that neighborhood, during which time she was a general favorite among
her young companions. She left this county at the age of 19 years,
first going to Council Bluffs. The past two years she has been living
at Huron, S. D. Her ill health was due to the enlargement of memphatis
glands which gradually weakened her strength and when she knew that the
end could not be far off, she came to LeMars to spend her last days
among her girlhood friends and surroundings. She was taken to the
LeMars hospital in January and since that time has been faithfully and
tenderly nursed. Besides her father, Robert Burrill, she leaves three
brothers and two sisters to mourn her death. They are: Clarence,
Percival, Lester, Stella and Rosaline (sic--Rosalie) Burrill, of this
city. Her mother preceeded (sic--preceded) her in death five years ago.
The funeral will be held this morning from the German Catholic church,
Father Feuerstein having charge of the ceremony. Her remains will be
laid to rest beside those of her mother's in St. Joseph's cemetery.
LeMars Sentinel, March 24, 1911
Death of a Young Woman
Maybelle [actually Mary Isabelle] Burrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. B. Burrill, died on Tuesday night in LeMars, after a lengthy illness.
Death was caused by chronic lymphatic adenitis, or glandular
inflammation. Miss Burrill had been sick since last January, and the
best of medical skill and good nursing were powerless to prolong life.
Her death in the pride of young womanhood is a deep blow to her
parent, brothers and sisters and many friends.
Maybelle [actually Mary Isabelle] Burrill was born in Liberty
township on April 6, 1888, and nineteen years of her short life were
spent in this county. The other four years the family lived at Sergeant
Bluff and at Huron, South Dakota. Besides the deeply bereaved father
she leaves three brothers and two sisters, Clarence, Percival, Lester,
Stella and Rosalie.
The funeral was held yesterday morning at St. Joseph's church in
this city. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their
NEWS OF THE COUNTY
By Our Staff Correspondents And from Exchanges
OYENS: (Special Correspondence)
John Neisius was at the county seat Tuesday.
Mrs. Ed Benifield spent Sunday with relatives in Oyens.
Pat Holton, of near Merrill, spent Monday with his brother, William.
Mrs. Paul Wandershied and Mrs. John Masuen and baby were Remsen callers
Gengler Bros. shelled corn for Thos. Keenan on Monday and for John Neisius
Miss Anna Mayrose is spending this week with her brother, Joseph Mayrose,
and family near LeMars.
Misses Agnes Hughes and Grutled Walsh, of Stanton township spent this week
with the Thos. Keenan family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Till and Mrs. Joseph Mayrose were Sioux City visitors on
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holton and children spent Sunday with Mrs. Horton's
parents, John Barnable and family, near O'Leary.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Farmers have commenced their spring work.
Grant and Wesley Brown each sport a new buggy.
Charlie Kanago, Jr., and family spent Sunday in Akron.
T. W. Lewis, of LeMars, was on our streets last Thursday.
Joe Nitch is butchering for a number of the farmers here.
George Taylor shipped a carload of cattle to Chicago last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Spies entertained company from Melbourne Sunday.
Mrs. Charlie Fletcher and daughter, Neva, were LeMars visitors Monday.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herb Sargent Sunday, March 12th.
The Ladies Aid society will hold their bazaar in the school house Friday,
March 31st. They will serve supper.
When going home from church Sunday morning the buggy in which Mr. Treeby and
daughter, Mrs. Henry Bristow, and her daughter, Gracie, were riding, run off
a culvert near the church, throwing them out. Mrs. Bristow lighted on her
shoulders hurting her quite badly.
WASHINGTON: (Special Correspondence)
Joe Mattas is reported on the sick list.
Frank Utech began working for Will Manz last week.
George Linderman, of Sioux City, was a pleasant caller at the Julius
Mrs. Ira Stinton gave a pleasant afternoon to the ladies of the society on
Miss Hazel Hancer took the teachers examination in LeMars last Friday and
Will Gramer, of Sterling, Ill., will make his home with his uncle, Will
Lemke, this summer.
A physician was called from LeMars on Monday to prescribe for Mrs. Fred
Hancer, who was quite seriously ill.
Miss Nellie Shea, of Merrill, began the spring term of school in District
No. 4 on Monday, Miss Florence Manz in District No. 5 and Miss Olive
Woodruff in District No. 6.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Frank March, of Akron, visited at his mother's home one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lora Baldwin spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buss.
Mrs. Farham, of LeMars, was the guest of Mrs. Albro one day last week.
Z. Rayburn shipped cattle to Sioux City Thursday of last week. He went down
Friday to look after the stock.
Miss Anna Donahoe, county superintendent, was visiting the schools through
this neighborhood Tuesday.
Lois, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Osborne, was quite sick
Monday, but is able to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Britton, of Spencer, visited relatives here the first of
the week, returning home Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy spent Sunday afternoon with their son [in-law)
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Bushby, near Ireton.
Mrs. Will Jackson, Jr. was taken to LeMars Saturday, where she underwent an
operation for appendicitis and other complications. She is progressing
Emerson, the son of Mrs. W. E. Kennedy, underwent an operation in LeMars for
tonsillitis Friday. He stood the operation well and is able to be out
John Penning, Watson Reeves and Will Jeffers went to Ashton Saturday to
purchase machinery. John bought a buggy, seeder and drag. Watson purchased
a cultivator, and Will a planter.
E. F. Councilman went to Dennison, Iowa, Tuesday of last week to attend the
funeral of a sister-in-law, who died in California and was brought back to
her old home for burial. He returned the last of the week.
SUNNY KNOLL: (Special Correspondence)
Edwin Klemme shelled corn for Gus Jans on Saturday.
Albert Collman was an over Sunday visitor at the Gus Jans home.
Dr. Koch was again called to the Sam Maben home on Wednesday.
Mrs. Gus Jans has been very sick with stomach trouble the past week.
Little Bernice Maben, who has been sick for some time, is worse at this
Folkert Schmidt shipped his fat steers to Sioux City. He accompanied the
Rev. Meyer was a caller at the H. Huls home one day last week, Mrs. Huls
being very sick again.
Misses Mary and Tena Miens have arrived from Germany to visit their
brothers, Henry and George Miens.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klemme, of near Spink, South Dakota, were visiting with
relatives in our burg. They also made a trip to LeMars and Merrill.
Dr. Cilley, our old country doctor, is very sick, but we hope he will soon
be better, as this community can not afford to lose a doctor as good as Dr.
Herman Greenagle has rented the Ruble dance hall for the coming year, and
will start up the dances soon.
MEADOW: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Emily Lang spent Sunday at her parental home.
Charles and Clarence Rothlisberger were Marcus visitors on Thursday.
Miss Josie Staab spent several days at the home of her uncle, Lou Staab.
Miss Laura Lang entertained a number of her confirmation friends over
Miss Libbie Rothlisberger, of Western Union college, spent Sunday at her
Mrs. Walker, of LeMars, came up on Monday to be with her son, James, for
Master Albert Siefke, who has been seriously ill for several days, is on the
road to recovery.
Mrs. John Tonsfeldt came up from LeMars last Friday to visit with her
daughters, Mrs. Ben Tessdale and Mrs. Gerhart Miller.
Mrs. Smith returned home from Sioux City Friday. Miss Anna went down and
accompanied her back. Mrs. Smith is getting along very well.
On Thursday evening, March 16th, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lang entertained a large
number of their friends, it being their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
All present pronounce Mr. and Mrs. Lang royal entertainers.
EVANSVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
G. W. Bushby made an automobile trip to Sioux City Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Flickner visited friends in LeMars Saturday.
David Hammond was on the Sioux City market Monday with a car of fat cattle.
Mrs. H. Evans is having a new roof put on her home on her farm just west of
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Kennedy, of Seney, were guests at the Wm. Bushby
A. H. Miller, of Sidney, Neb., arrived Saturday and is the guest of his
daughter, Mrs. A. P. Noble.
Miss Viola Kaufmann, of LeMars, visited several days the first of the week
with her aunt, Mrs. E. O. Flickner.
E. R. Day, of Ireton, was out several days the past week making some
improvements on his farm near Evansville.
Farming operations have begun in this vicinity. The fields are in unusually
fine condition for working this spring.
A. F. Bushby returned the first of the week from a two weeks trip though the
Rosebud country in South Dakota.
Bert Howard is having a large quantity of straw baled on the Jess Peebles
place. Mr. Howard will ship the straw to Sioux City.
The German Lutheran people of Craig are negotiating for the purchase of the
Evansville church. If the deal is made the building will be moved to Craig.
The meat market at Craig was broken into Sunday night and about six dollars
was taken from the till. The thief gained entrance through a window.
The school house in District No. 8 has been equipped with a full line of new
seats and desks. Director Pereboom placed the new furniture in position
David Hammond departed Wednesday with a bunch of horses for Jud, North
Dakota. Some of the horses will probably be used on Mr. Hammond's large
ranch at that place, and the balance will be sold.
Dated March 31, 1911
JAMES: (Special Correspondence)
A. Haller marketed wheat at Leeds Saturday.
Mrs. T. Croston left Thursday to visit relatives in LeMars.
F. S. Woolworth transacted business in Sioux City Wednesday.
Verne Bennett transacted business in Sioux City Thursday.
Will Horseley transacted business in Sioux City Wednesday.
Mrs. E. A. Richardson left Saturday to visit relatives in Alta, Iowa.
Vic Bollinger purchased a new piano for the musical benefit of his children.
F. S. Woolworth spent Monday repairing the telephone line in this vicinity.
Mrs. H. Nigg, of Merrill, was the guest of Mrs. E. A. Richardson Thursday.
Hans Olson, Sr., shipped a carload of hogs to the Sioux City market Tuesday.
Mrs. John Hardersen and Miss Helen Hardersen were in Sioux City Wednesday.
Miss Beatrice Cook spent Saturday and Sunday in Sioux City visiting
John Moir, of Sioux City, was the guest of F. S. Fulton Saturday and Sunday.
Claus Junch is engaged in hauling sand for a new cellar which he is
James Woolworth purchased fancy cattle from A. Anderson, of Sioux City,
Mrs. S. Woolworth entertained Mesdames Rowley and Kinkade, of Sioux City,
Robt. Woolworth, assisted by Carl Andersen, marketed hogs to Sioux City
J. Hardersen, Sr., purchased thirty-one bushels of wheat for seeding from
Pete Casper of Hinton.
Misses Clara and Emma Ludwig left Friday for an indefinite visit with
relatives in South Dakota.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Larson attended the funeral of Mrs. Larson, of Sioux
City, which was held in Concord township Sunday.
Mrs. Te Paske addressed a small congregation Thursday evening at James who
were greatly interested in the organization of a W.C.T.U. society.
Dr. Robbins, of Hinton, made a professional call at the home of Claus Junch
Saturday to attend Claus Junch, Jr., who has a severe case of quinsy.
[Transcriber note from the Genealogy Dictionary--quinsy: an inflammation of
the tonsils accompanied by the formation of pus.]
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Woolworth and Mrs. Savage attended the hard times party
given by the members of the Rebekah Lodge of Leeds Monday. They report a
Mrs. I. Irons, Mrs. C. Yockey and Mrs. E. Britton, of Leeds, were the guests
of Mrs. Rob. Woolworth, who entertained the Ladies Aid. The customary
program was gone over, after which the afternoon was spent informally, and
at the close the hostess served a dainty luncheon.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Frank Bennett and baby are visiting in South Dakota.
Mr. Bogen and Mr. Bush, from LeMars, were calling here Tuesday.
Nickie Rodenbour is home from school to assist on the farm for the season.
Mrs. Alex McDougall is at Beresford, South Dakota, visiting with her
Mrs. Anton Spenas was called to Alton by the death of one of her
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. E. Penning has returned home from her visit with relatives near Ashton.
Miss Inez Toppings, of LeMars, was the guest of Miss Grace Whitman Sunday.
The Ladies Aid society will meet with Mrs. Harley Cook next Wednesday, April
Grant Chapman and August Witt are possessors of fine automobiles purchased
in LeMars last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Councilman are enjoying a visit from Mrs. Councilman's brother,
Mr. Romans, and son.
A large crowd of young folks spent Friday night at the home of Will Cook, it
being a surprise on Miss Esther.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Puersem and children, of Maurice, spent a few hours
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Councilman, Sunday making the trip in their
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur and Miss Mary Hinde attended the funeral of Miss
Burrill, held in LeMars Thursday of last week.
Will Connor and family arrived here Saturday and visited with the Daugherty
families until Tuesday, when they left for their home near Kingsley.
Mr. and Mrs. Allie Hawkins entertained a few friends and relatives at their
home Monday night in honor of the latter's brother, Ira Lancaster, it being
his twenty-first birthday.
Mrs. John Hinde went to Alton Saturday morning to visit her mother, Mrs.
Melvin A. Moore, returning home Sunday evening accompanied by her brother,
Milton, who returned Tuesday morning.
The Ladies of the Home Missionary society are filling a box with clothing to
be sent to the Wall Street Mission in Sioux City to be distributed among the
needy of that district. Anyone having any castaway articles of wearing
apparel will do a great kindness by sending them to Rev. Stevens.
A young lady from Sioux Center gave a temperance lecture in the church
Friday night. A large crowd was present. After the lecture a W.C.T.U.
society was organized. Officers were elected as follows: Mrs. M. M.
Kennedy, president; Mrs. E. F. Councilman, vice-president; Mrs. Bell Bloom,
Miss Sarah Bethel went to Sturgess, South Dakota, a short time ago, where
she was united in marriage with James Oston, a farmer living near that
place. She will be greatly missed in the Richard Hinde home having worked
there the past eleven years. We wish them success and happiness in their
A large crowd of both young and old were present at the meeting of the
Daughters of Ceres, which met with Mrs. Sol Perry Thursday. The day was
also the anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Perry's arrival in this part of the
country, having moved here from Wisconsin twenty-seven years ago. Things
have changed since then. Mrs. Chris Lancaster will entertain the next
meeting April 20th. The program for the next meeting will be: Chorus,
society; reading, Mrs. M. M. Kennedy; instrumental solo, Lillie Pech;
reading, Mrs. Frank Buss; vocal solo, Mrs. J. H. Walkup; reading, Mrs. Grant
Chapman; chorus, society; recitation, Martha Hawkins; reading, Mrs. Will
Buss; instrumental solo, Mrs. W.E. Kennedy; conundrums, Mrs. Lora Baldwin;
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. J. J. Wilder has been confined to the house the past week.
James Conrady, of Clark, South Dakota, was a Kingsley visitor the forepart
of the week.
Ed Vandenburgh, of Sioux City, came over Saturday to spent Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Vandenburgh.
J. C. Cottrell commenced loading his car to move to Canada, where he with
his family will make their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rieke returned Monday from Wall Lake, where they had been
to spend Sunday with Mrs. Rieke's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blewett, who have been visiting relatives and friends
in Wisconsin the past two weeks, returned home Sunday.
Misses Grace and Mable Schafer entertained a party of twelve young people at
their home Monday evening. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all present.
George Phelps, Jr., returned Tuesday to DesMoines to finish his year's work
at college there after spending his vacation with this parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Phelps.
Miss Leo Robbins had the misfortune to fall while at play on the school
grounds Wednesday morning, cutting a severe gash in her knee, which
necessitated in the taking of several stitches in her knee and the young
lady will be laid up for several days.
Mrs. Whistler and daughter, of Colorado, mother and sister of Carl Whistler,
came Wednesday to visit at the home of that gentleman and to assist in the
care of his son, who has been very seriously ill, but who is slowly
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Creasey and Will Creasey and wife, who have been
spending the winter in California, returned home Saturday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Creasey, who have also spent the winter with them, are now
visiting in Texas and expect to be home the first of April.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary society held their annual thank offering
service at the Methodist church Monday evening. A large number were present
to hear the address of Miss Glasburner, a missionary from China. The
address was much enjoyed by all present.