Iowa Old Press
FEBRUARY 4, 1915
EAST PERRY PICKUP
Mr. and Mrs. Frank March are housekeeping for L. Loraditch.
A number from here attended the Peron sale last week. A good crowd was
present and things sold well.
Johnnie Litterick who has been seriously ill with pneumonia is slowly
Mrs. Heizer and daughter Beatrice spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs.
Rosa Gruber and Pearl Bennett received diplomas from their teacher, Miss
Abbie Petersen, last week, each attending twelve months, neither being
absent or tardy.
The children who received perfect attendance certificates for the month
of January were; Rosa Gruber, Eddie Mansfield, Anna Hagan, Bonnie Kelly,
Daniel and Bryan Murphy, and Laura and Pearl Bennett. Miss Peterson
What might have proven a serious accident, happened last Saturday as
Vernie Bennett was driving his car to Leeds. Mr. Bradstreet came down
the hill from his farm and did not see the car coming. He ran into
Vern's machine and shoved him off into the ditch. Luckily no one was
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Ellison has been quite sick.
P. P. Wermerskirchen received a telegram last Friday morning, which
conveyed to him the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs.
Wermerskirchen, who was visiting her daughter at Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
at the time of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Wermerskirchen left at once to
attend the funeral.
Earl, the five year old son of C. W. Harrison, was quite severely
scalded by boiling water last Saturday, but is recovering nicely.
Miss Mae Kirchner of Linn Grove, Iowa, arrived in this city for a few
days visit with her aunt, Mrs. Charles Rohlf.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kennedy who were recently married in New York arrived
in Hinton one day last week and went to housekeeping on a farm northwest
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, IA
Monday, 05 Feb, 1915. Page 1, column 2
Dies in Montana
Miss Ava Short Lived in LeMars For a Number of Years
Miss Ava Short, who lived for a number of years in LeMars, died at her
house in Butte, Montana, January 18. The Butte Daily Post says: Miss Ava
Short, a resident of Montana for about 17 years, known throughout the
state as an educator, died at Murrays' Hospital last night from acute
throat trouble, following a very short illness, aged 42 years. She
recently returned to Butte from Phillipsburg, and had accepted a position
in the schools here but her sudden illness prevented her starting work.
Miss Short was born in Winterset, Iowa, and came to Montana with her
sister, Madge, in 1898, locating at Phillipsburg, where Miss Ava taught
school and her sister married Jack Lucas, a well known mining man. Later
Miss short moved to Butte, and taught in the Washington school here and
was very popular with the students and all who had the pleasure of
knowing here. A few years ago she moved to Dodson, Mont., taking up her
residence there, and was elected county superintendent of Blaine
county. Her term expired early this month. She returned to this city to
visit friends and several social affairs were given in her honor by Mrs
E. B. Werick and others. The news of her death was a severe shock to
her many friends here and sincere regret was expressed at her sudden
Miss Short is survived by her sister, Mrs. Trumbull White, of New York,
wife of the editor of Everybody's a Sister, Mrs B. F. Yates, of
Minneapolis, and a brother at Medora, N D. A sister, Mrs. Lucas, who
died here several years ago, is buried in Butte and her parents are buried
The funeral services for Miss Short were held at Butte on Thursday,
January 21, from the home of Mrs. E. B. Weirick, where she had been
staying up to the time she was taken to the hospital.
Friends from different parts of the state were in attendance and the
beautiful floral tributes were silent evidence of the esteem in which she
was held. Rev. W. M. Hardan delivered the sermon and Mrs. W. E. Moore, of
Missoula, a friend of the deceased, sang "A Perfect Day," The internment
was made in the Butte cemetery.
FEBRUARY 11, 1915
EAST PERRY PICKUP
The farmers here were busy last Saturday out breaking the roads for the
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Murrill visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Mrs. Henry Gruber is recovering slowly from an attack of pneumonia.
Charles Bennett received word that his son, Clarence, at Hinton was
taken quite ill.
No mail was delivered on any of the routes last Friday on account of the
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Swisher has been ill with
DEATH OF MRS.CHRIS HAHN
Mrs. Chris Hahn died at Pasadena, California, January 30th. She had been
sick about nine months and while it was known for some time that she
could not live long. The many friends and relatives were grieved to hear
of her death. Mr. and Mrs. Hahn established their home in Plymouth
county over forty years ago living in Liberty township 5 miles northwest
from Hinton and in January 1914 they moved to Pasadena, California,
principally for the health of Mr. Hahn. Not long after they had settled
in California, Mrs. Hahn began gradually to fail in health. Her ailment
was not regarded as serious until late in the summer when the doctors
pronounced her case to be cancer of the liver. Her daughter, Mrs. B. F.
Zuehl, and sister, Mrs. C. Held of Hinton, went to see her last
November. They returned during the holidays. Her condition at that time
was well known yet she seemed bright and cheerful. She lacked only one
day of being sixty-one years old. Mrs. Hahn is survived, by her
husband, eleven children, nine grandchildren, two sisters, and a
brother. The children are Mrs. W. J. Huebsch of Pomona, California; Rev.
Philip Hahn of Nora Springs, Iowa; Charles and Edward Hahn of Hinton,
Iowa; Mrs. B. F. Zuehl, of LeMars, and those at home are William, Henry,
Barbara, Martha, Wesley and Fred. The sisters are Mrs. Caroline Held of
Hinton and Mrs. John Grimes of LeMars and the brother, Henry Koehler of
Hanover, Illinois. The burial took place February 2nd at Pomona,
California, where the oldest daughter lives.
AN EARLY SETTLER OF IONA CALLED TO HER REWARD
MRS. M. WERMERSKIRCHEN DIES IN
MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN THURSDAY
On January 28th, Iona sadly recorded the death of one of her most
esteemed citizens. On that day Mrs. M. Wermerskirchen, for twenty-two
years a citizen of our community, passed to her eternal reward. Though
for some years past the condition of her health has been precarious, the
news of her death came as a shock to her many friends who could not
realize that her end was so near. A fortnight ago Mrs. Wermerskirchen
left her home to visit her daughter, Margarete, at Milwaukee and consult
a specialist in that city. Even her immediate family did not realize
what serious inroads the terrible malady had made on her condition, so
patiently had she suffered. It was only when death was imminent that the
physicians themselves understood her condition. The members of the
family who were hastily summoned arrived only in time to witness her
death. Mrs. Wermerskirchen was sixty-two years of age. The devoted wife
and mother is survived by her husband and nine children who mourn the
loss namely; C. J. of Beach, N. D.; John of Easton, Minn.; Rev. Aloysius
of Hokah, Minn.; Peter of Hinton, Iowa,; Margarete of Milwaukee, Wis,;
Mathilda, Mrs. P. L. Byres, Mrs. Jos. Koop and Joseph of our city.
Fourteen grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock from St. Columbia's Church. Her Rev. son officiated at the
Solemn Requiem Mass, assisted by Rev. Jos. Schneider as Deacon and Rev.
Schueller of South Kaukana, Wis., as Sub Deacon and Rev. Graeve of
Lismore as Master of Ceremonies. Rev. Schueller will be remembered by
many of the Iona people as the Sub Deacon of Rev. Alois First Mass. The
two have been class mates throughout their course of studies and were
ordained together at Innsbruck Tirol in July 1912. Among the out of town
people who attended the funeral were her only brother, J.H. Domilin of
Minneapolis and her sisters, Mrs. VanHerke of Little Falls, and Mrs.
Casimer Wermerskirchen of Jordon, Minn.; Miss Bertha Deusterman of Belle
Plain, Minn.; Alois Wermerskichen of Taunton, Minn. J. C. Byrnes of
Wells, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Melcher of Woodstock, Minn. Among the
floral tributes were a beautiful wreath and several bouquets sent by the
parishioners of Rev. Alois of Hokah, Minn. An exquisite floral wreath
from Mrs. E. Schueller and family of Appleton, Wis. a fragrant bouquet
of carnations from J. C. Byrnes of Wells, Minn. And a bouquet sent by
the students of the Medicial Institute of Milwaukee of which Margarete
is a member. Mrs.Wermerskichen was born in Gross Plittausdorf Lorain and
came to America with her parents when she was only three years of age.
The family first settled in the state of Kansas on February 3, 1874. She
was married to Melchior Wermerskirchen at Belle Plain, Minn. And settled
on a farm near New Prague, Minn. After 19 years of successful farming
and mercantile operations at various places, the family located at Iona
where they have resided every since. Had the deceased lived until
February 3rd the couple could have celebrated their 41st wedding
anniversary. With her death we record the passing away of a loyal wife
and mother inspired with the highest and holiest ideas, her joy was in
her home and her glory in her children. May she rest in peace. Iona, Minn. Journal.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peterson went to Leeds Sunday and visited their
daughter, Mrs. Ray March.
Mrs. Earl Grau of LeMars arrived in this city Wednesday morning to visit
her mother, Mrs. V. Weinrick.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray March of Leeds, a baby boy Feb. 3rd.
Mr. and Mrs. William Loraditch left Thursday for an extended visit with
their daughter, Miss Elva, in Pennsylvania.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Herbst, twin boys.
Will Labahn received a telegram Tuesday night which conveyed to him the
sad news of the sudden death of his mother at Akron, Iowa.
Miss Loretta Longtin of Marshall, Minn. returned to her home after a
week's visit with her Uncle Lee Marcott.
George Rainville has returned to Eureka, Montana, after a week's visit
with his sister, Mrs. C. J. Rohlf.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartog and daughter, Miss Olive, of Morris,
Minnesota, visited over Sunday with their niece, Mrs. W. Lamb.
Miss Mae Kirchner who has been visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Rohlf, for the past week returned to her home at Linngrove, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Markell left for Salix, Iowa, to be present at the
fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mrs. Markell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Plymouth County newspaper, dated after Feb. 13, 1915
MRS. NIS NIELSEN
PIONEER RESIDENT OF FREDONIA TOWNSHIP PASSED AWAY SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 13, 1915
This section of the county lost another good citizen and one of the
earliest settlers of Fredonia township in the death of Mrs. Nis Nielsen, who
passed away last Saturday evening at six o'clock after a brief illness with
heart trouble. Her death was hastened on by infirmities accompanying old
age, for Mrs. Nielsen was seventy-eight years old. She had been ailing for
only a few weeks and at first her condition was not considered serious.
Mrs. Nielsen was born in Schleswig, Denmark on December 24, 1837. Her
maiden name was Herlig Jespersen Lund. She was united in marriage in March
1861 to Nis Nielsen while still residing in the old country, and came to the
United States in 1883. They brought four children with them, four others
having died at home. Immediately upon arriving here the family settled on a
Fredonia township farm, and they made this their home ever since. Being
among the earliest comers, and having lived here continually, Mr. and Mrs.
Nielsen are well known hereabout and have many friends who sympathize deeply
with the bereaved husband and surviving children. The deceased woman is
survived by her husband and three daughters, one of those who came with the
parents to this country, Mrs. C.P. Kloster having died several years ago.
The remaining three children are Mrs. Tovel Kloster, Mrs. H.P. Mortensen,
and Mrs. J.P. Larson. Besides these three there are a number of
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of them residing in
Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen celebrated their 50th or golden wedding anniversary
four years ago.
Mrs. Nielsen was a staunch member of the Danish Lutheran church of
Fredonia township, having joined the congregation when it was organized
years ago. She was a truly Christian woman; one whose aim was ever toward
the better and higher things in life, and as a neighbor and friend she
practiced what she learned in the following of real Christian principles.
Her death is a blow to the community and her passing is to be regretted.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning. After brief ceremonies at the home
at 10;30 the services were conducted in the Danish Lutheran church at 11:30
a.m. the body was laid to rest in the Remsen cemetery and a large number of
friends joined the sorrowing relatives in the performance of the last sad
FEBRUARY 18, 1915
EAST PERRY PICKUP
Mr. and Mrs. F. March visited with Mrs. March's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
William Tullis will move on the Phillip Garvey farm vacated by Edward
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Garvey and family moved their household goods to
Cole addition last Thursday where they will reside.
Mrs. Sara Hendricks of St. Paul, Minn., a sister of Mrs. J. W. Bennett
of this place arrived in Sioux City for a brief visit with relatives.
She spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs. C. Dunn.
Mr. Beguin and family will move to a farm east of Hinton this week. He
will vacate the Kannow farm. Mr. Kannow having decided to move back on
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Chris Koening of White, S. D., spent last Thursday at the home of his
sister, Mrs. J. H. Brehm.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Day visited in this city with their daughter, Mrs.
Miss Grace Pape and Amy Barrett left Thursday for Rushmore, Minnesota,
to visit the former's sister, Mrs. Fred Riesler.
Charles Lamb of Moorhead, Iowa, visited at the home of his uncle, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Casper and Peter Casper left Tuesday for a few days
visit with an uncle at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Mr. Liss Hileman of Granite Falls, Minnesota, spent Friday in Hinton at
the home of his niece, Mrs. J. H. Barnes.
Mrs. J. H. Barnes went to Dakota City, Nebraska, called there by the
illness of her grandmother, Mrs. S. G. Hileman.
At a meeting of the trustees of Hungerford Township last Wednesday Frank
Woolworth was elected road superintendent for the ensuing year.
Mrs. B. Kay was called to Fonda, Iowa, last Wednesday by the sudden
death of a grandson,Vincent, the three month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. C.
The marriage of Miss Helen Kovarna and John Hartman occurred at the home
of the bride's parents in Liberty township Wednesday noon February 10th.
H.M. Trumbauer of the Melbourne Evangelical Church officiated. The young
couple will make their home on the bridegroom's farm a few miles
northeast of town.
SAY FATHER IS SPEND THRIFT
Herman Klingebeil, a wealthy Plymouth county farmer, is described as a
spendthrift by his sons, F. A. Klingebeil and Fred Klingebeil and his
son-in-law, Gus Krekow, in a petition filed in the district count
yesterday asking for the appointment of a guardian for the elder
Klingebeil. According to the sons petition Klingebeil has spent large
sums in riotous living is squandering his property and is becoming a
habitual, drunkard. Klingebeil personal property is worth in excess of
$5,500 and he owns 160 acres of Plymouth county farmland valued at $200
an acre the sons declare. They ask that F. A. Sievers be appointed
guardian for their father. Klingebeill is a widower, his wife having
died in September 1914. After her death he came to Sioux City to live,
the sons assert in their court action.
February 19, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hughes, residing on Franklin street, mourn the
loss of their seven weeks old baby which succumbed to illness on
Phil Hayden, residing south of town, was brought to the city hospital on
Saturday for treatment.
For rent, the Labahn farm, 240 acres, one mile north of Adaville, for cash
or shares--Will Labahn, Hinton, R.F.D. No. 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lammers, of Grant township, mourn the loss of their baby
which survived its birth only four days.
Mr. and Mrs. David Maxwell, of Elkhorn township, received a valentine on
Sunday, February 14, in the form of a fine baby girl.
A marriage license was issued on Wednesday in Sioux City to Henry M. Hoop,
of Kingsley, and Emma M. Bush, of Moville.
The public sale of George Doty's held on Thursday was well attended and
everything sold well, the report being that cattle sold higher than have
been known this year.
Word was received yesterday of the death of Mrs. Ella Ewin, who formerly
lived at Seney. The remains will be shipped from South Dakota and the
funeral held at Seney tomorrow morning.
Jas. McKensie was fined one dollar and costs in police court on Wednesday
morning on a charge of intoxication. This was his third appearance in
police court within a few weeks on similar charges.
A farewell party was given at the Joe Meis home on Monday evening in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hays. Cards and music were engaged in and a fine
luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Hays are moving from the Hoffman farm in
America township to LeMars this week.
Rev. J.J. Vollmar, John Lanners and A.P. Dornbusch, members of the present
city council have all announced that they are candidates for re-election to
the positions they hold. The city election will be held March 29.
A fine girl was born on Tuesday, February 16, to Mr. and Mrs. John Ogilvie.
Miss Daisy Harrison went to Sioux City on Wednesday to visit friends for a
Gus Schultz, residing southwest of town, was taken to the city hospital to
undergo an operation on Tuesday.
Miss Elma Gerhardt, of Big Stone, Minn., has returned home after a month's
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Schaefer.
Vic Webber, Frank Brauch, Jos. Duster, Lane Van de Steege and V.W. Brauch
leave today for Minneapolis to take part in the big bowling tournament at
Ray Huxtable was brought from Kingsley suffering from a severe attack of
appendicitis. He underwent an operation yesterday at a local hospital here.
His condition is regarded as critical.
Kingsley News-Times: Mrs. Geo. Arnold fell on the icy sidewalk last Monday
morning and received a severe gash in her head which took several stitches
to sew up. She was otherwise quite badly bruised.
HENRY: (Special Correspondence)
Wm. Boom sold hogs in Remsen last Thursday.
Miss Edna Fromme is recovering from a very bad cold.
Alfred Johnson shipped hogs to Sioux City one day last week.
Wm. Fromme hauled his hogs to Remsen Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Chas. Rodesch visited a week with her sister, Mrs. J.P. Hames.
Gerhardt Schmidt shipped a carload of hogs and a carload of cattle to Sioux
City last week.
Mail carrier Henry Kirchoff's horse was taken sick last Wednesday and left
at Wm. Boom's place for several days. Mr. Boom gave him one of his horses
to finish his route.
MILLNERVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Geo. Knittle was a Sioux City visitor Tuesday.
Mr. Hawkins marketed hogs at Jefferson, Tuesday.
Quite a crowd attended the Lee Saul sale Saturday.
Our mail carrier made his rounds Monday, the first time for several
days, as the roads were so bad.
Don Lawrence went over near Westfield Tuesday to spend the day with his
brother, Will, and to go on a wolf hunt.
Friends of Roy Cassen are sorry to learn of his illness of pneumonia at
the home of his parents in Sioux City and hope for his speedy recovery.
Earnest Harbeck had the misfortune to break his leg Thursday while
helping Geo. Mayhew put up his ice. A cake of ice fell on him. Dr.
Brunner of Akron was called and set the bone. He is resting as good as
can be expected but it will be some time before his able to be about.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
John Osborne shelled corn last Friday.
Miss Bessie Reeves, of LeMars, was a caller here last week.
Mrs. G.T. Hughes is on the sick list this week suffering with grip.
John Walkup is the owner of a new team purchased from Allie Hawkins last
Earnest Cramer spent a few days last week visiting her parents at
The revival meetings have been postponed until further notice on account
of the roads.
Doc Penning returned home last week from Ashton after visiting a few
weeks with relatives.
Miss Dorothy Frerichs, of Orange City, visited over Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. M.J. Lancaster.
Mrs. Langenhorst, of Hospers, is visiting a few days with her daughter,
Mrs. Harry Schaffhausen.
Mrs. J.W. Bushby, of Ireton, is here for a few days visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kennedy.
Mrs. G. Stawl and daughter arrived here the first of the week from
Parker, S.D., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Walter Caine.
Dr. Chipperfield, district superintendent, of Sioux City, was here last
Thursday to attend the second quarterly conference.
Mr. and Mrs. M.C. McMullen, and son, Lloyd, of LeMars, visited a few
days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hawkins.
Mrs. M. Meyers returned to her home in Sioux City Wednesday after
visiting a few days with her sister, Mrs. Will Hennrich.
Albert Ewin received a telegram on Monday which conveyed to him the sad
news of the sudden death of his mother at Corsica, S.D.
Members of the Fredonia Grange carried out a very pleasant surprise on
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buss last week. A nice lunch was served and every one
enjoyed a good time.
The Grangers will hold their regular meeting in the Seney hall Friday
night, February 19. A short program will be given. Everybody come.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Henrich very pleasantly entertained a company of
friends at their home last Monday evening. The hours were spent in
dancing and at the close of the evening refreshments were served.
Rev. and Mrs. Wood celebrated Lincoln's birthday last Friday evening by
entertaining the young people. The evening was spent in music and games
and at the close of the evening a nice supper was served by the hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schaffhausen entertained a few friends at their home
on Monday evening. Games and visiting whiled away the evening hours
after which time a delicious supper was served.
The Home Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. Jessie Kennedy last
Wednesday afternoon. A missionary program was given and at the close of
the afternoon refreshments were served, the hostess being assisted by
Miss Vera Hughes and Mrs. Frank Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hawkins entertained the Daughters of Ceres last
Wednesday. Twenty-five guests were present to help celebrate their
twenty-fifth anniversary of living on the farm. A delicious dinner was
served to all and in the afternoon a program was given by the Daughters.
A Valentine party was given at the home of Miss Hazel Walkup last
Saturday evening. The guests were very pleasantly entertained by
playing games. Red hearts were used to decorate the rooms prettily and
suggested St. Valentine's Day. At a late hour a luncheon was served and
the guests departed for their homes, declaring the hostess a royal
DUBOIS CREEK: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Marjorie Turner was a Chatsworth caller Saturday.
Louis Meether and Al Koppert were in Sioux City Thursday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Millbrodt Wednesday, February 10, a son.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Buskirk has been on the sick list the
Willie Lias came out from Chatsworth Saturday to spend Sunday with his
Louis Meether had a consignment of cattle and hogs on the Sioux City
market last Thursday.
The dance at Plueger's last Wednesday night was well attended. A fine
time is reported.
Henry Luschen left for Pipestone, Minn., Tuesday morning. He drove his
father's horses overland.
Matt Gabel was caught between a sleigh and shed one day last week and
had four of his ribs broken.
The dance at the Robert Gamble home Monday night was largely attended.
A fine time is reported.
Roy Albert, of LeMars, and Howard Albert, of Freeport, Ill., visited at
the H.D. Albert home one day the past week.
The dance at the Frank Buskirk, Sr., home Wednesday night was largely
attended. A most enjoyable time was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hudson, of Hawarden, had the misfortune to have their
house burn to the ground last Wednesday while they were at the Frank
Buskirk, Sr., home.
A large crowd gathered at the Louis Meether home Saturday evening to
help Mr. Meether celebrate his birthday. Dancing and social visiting
furnished pastime for the evening. An enjoyable time was spent by all
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Goudie Brothers hauled a carload of baled hay from Remsen last week.
Mrs. J. J. Edwards and sons will hold a public sale Tuesday, February
Jess Kelso and family have moved to the James Carel farm vacated by Joe
Ernest Eyres has bought the Curtis farm now occupied by Lou Remer in
Lee Redmon returned last week from a visit with relatives at Livermore,
The "Hustlers' made $21.30 from the sale of shadows at their social in
Mrs. Otto Hess, of Austin, Texas, spent last week with her brother,
Albert Sampson and family.
The ladies of Union Aid Society will meet with Mrs. John Becker Thursday
afternoon, February 25.
Union Grange will meet in regular session in M.W.A. hall Friday evening,
George Burrill has rented the eighty acre farm adjoining his land which
Mrs. Geary sold to Peter Marx.
Peter Graff, who will farm with Luke Lavin near Akron, went there via
LeMars Tuesday, to attend a sale.
At the meeting of township trustees, L.A. Inglett was chosen road
superintendent for the ensuing year in Union.
Frank Cooper has to move after all as the farm he occupies has been
rented to Mr. Van Buskirk, from near Kingsley.
Mrs. Fred Babock's mother has returned to her home near Wall, S.D.,
after caring for her new grandson a few weeks.
On account of the storm Sunday the Lincoln program was postponed until
next Sunday evening in the Presbyterian church.
Relatives here received word of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
David Maxwell, near Kingsley, on Sunday, February 14th.
Phil Hayden's shoulder pained him so much that he went to LeMars
hospital Friday for treatment and remained there this week.
John McGraw, who has been staying at Charlie Lite's, suffered a
fractured hip by a fall on the ice and is now in a LeMars hospital.
The architect who met with the school board of Union, secured the
contract for drawing plans of the new consolidated school buildings.
Mrs. John Featherston and son, of LeMars, spent part of this week at the
Fred Featherston home in Union. They had been in Kingsley at Elmer
George Steele and L.A. Inglett attended the meeting of township trustees
and road superintendents in LeMars Tuesday when it was decided to pay
sixty-five cents per mile for road dragging with three horses and
eighty-five cents per mile for four horses if the distance dragged is
less than three miles.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Missionary Society elected Mrs. Frank
Schroeder president for the ensuing year and re-elected the following
officers: Mrs. R.S. Eyres, vice president; Mrs. L.A. Inglett, secretay;
Mrs. A.T. Stokes, treasurer; and Mrs. C.T. Kohl, secretary of
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. A. L. Stoll was a LeMars visitor Tuesday.
Jake Kadyke was down from Pipestone, Minn., Wednesday.
Mrs. Wm. Bertram is visiting her brother at Ocheydan this week.
Ralph Hinde left the first of the week for Mitchell, S.D., where he
takes in the Pete Moir horse sale and visits his brother, Thomas.
The last of the old folks' dances before Lent took place in Brandt's
hall Monday night. A good crowd was on hand and all report a jolly good
Miss Brandt, a sister of the Brandt brothers, who came some time ago
with her brother from Wisconsin, has returned to her home while her
mother will remain.
Miller Brothers, from Sioux City, who will start a new auto garage here,
were up Tuesday and rented a house to move their family into. These
boys will install an up to date auto repair shop. They are hustlers and
square dealers who will be able to stand back of their work.
Dan Buckley was at Sioux City on Tuesday to see his wife, who is at St.
Vincent's hospital. Mrs. Buckley is recovering nicely from a critical
operation undergone last week. Her numerous friends will be pleased to
hear of her getting along so nicely that she may soon be able to come
Ben Garding was twenty-seven years old last Sunday, St. Valentine's Day.
His wife seemed to be about the only one that knew about it so she
invited a number of the neighbors and relatives to help celebrate the
day. Their daughter, Harriett, was two years old the 16th, so the two
events were celebrated together. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs.
Al Brandt, Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Knebel, and Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Church, Mr.
and Mrs. John Garding and Tom Costello.
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
Lois and Wallace Hemphill spent Sunday with their aunt in Sioux City.
The Somerset Club met with Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hauff Monday evening.
Dr. A Naffziger and family, of Wayne, Neb., have moved to Merrill.
Grandma Tooker went to Sioux City Tuesday to visit relatives for a few
Miss Theresa Penne, of LeMars, visited at the C.C. Simpson home last
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Hauff and children spent Sunday at the Crouch home at
Mrs. Rentschler, of LeMars, spent Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Tapan and May Garvey, of Hinton, spent Monday night with Mrs. Geo.
Mr. Julian, of Kingsley, visited at the home of his brother, W.A.
Julian, one day last week.
Special meetings are in progress at the M.E. church. Rev. Sheldler, of
Hinton, is assisting.
Mrs. Dan Mooney spent Wednesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Schneider, at LeMars.
The Royal Neighbors had a good program and supper in the K.P. hall
Mrs. Livingston, of LeMars, and Mrs. Livingston, of Meriden, spent a few
days last week at the C.H. Smith home.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Helden has been quite sick with
pneumonia but is better at this writing.
The town basketball team was defeated last Saturday at the hands of the
Remsen town team. The score was 22 to 13.
Miss Laura Bristow gave a china shower one evening last week,
complimentary to Miss Mabel Hauswald, who is a bride of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Slattery, of Dalton, formerly of Merrill, buried their four
months old baby here Tuesday. The infant died of pneumonia.
Miss Frances Cassiday, one of our high school teachers, was taken ill
suddenly Wednesday night of last week and was unable to return to school
the rest of the week and also this week.
Ernest Clark, who has been employed at Tekamah, Neb., came home last
week to remain and help his father, E.L. Clark, of Millnerville, who is
moving on a farm near Sioux City.
OYENS: (Special Correspondence)
Rev. Father Rolfes spent Monday in LeMars.
Mrs. Eugene Richardson and son, Willard, left Monday for a visit with
relatives and friends at Marcus.
Miss Laurine and bother, Henry Arendt, who have been visiting their
relatives, the Hentges family, returned on Tuesday morning to their home
at Worthington, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feldler have been enjoying a visit from Mrs.
Feldler's sister and father, Miss Mary Kenzie and Mr. Kenzie, of Currie,
Minnesota. They also attended the Masuen-Schleiter wedding.
The T.J.S. Club met at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Thos. Keenan on Sunday
evening, card games being indulged in until a reasonable hour when
refreshments were served. High score prizes were carried off by Miss
Elizabeth Gengler and Edward Walsh, of Armour, S.D., while consolation
prizes went to Miss Francis Gengler and Roy Kolker. Club guests of the
evening were: Misses Margaret Galberth, Mary Kenzle, of Currie, Minn.,
Laurine Mike Hauler, Joseph Ruba, William Arendt, of Worthington, Anna
Bauler, Mike Bauler, Joseph Bauler, Will Lanners, Edward Walsh, of
Armour, S.D., Earl Gaiberth, Henry Ament, of Worthington, Iowa, Edward
Walsh, of LeMars.
AKRON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Louis Kock and children, of east of town, spent this week in Akron
Mrs. George Searles, of Lennox, S.D., visited with her mother, Mrs. M.A.
Muhs last week.
Mrs. Will Beverly, of Sioux City, is visiting at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burnett.
The Swanee River male quartette which was to appear on the lyceum course
last Monday night, failed to arrive, their train being held up by a
Mrs. Hazel Buchster and Joseph Flege were united in marriage Monday,
February 15, at the Catholic church, Rev. D.K. Hurley officiating. They
will make their home in Akron.
Mrs. August Koch returned Monday from Morningside where she visited at
the home of her son, Dr. Geo. Koch.
Miss Ethel Wintersteen, who is a student at Madison, S.D., visited at
home a few days this week.
Friends of Rev.Wesley C. Fletcher, of the Baptist church, gave a
farewell reception Wednesday night in the church parlor ...[the copy
February 23, 1915
FORMER SENEY RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Mathew Ewin Passes Away After Brief Illness
Mrs. Mathew Ewin, a former resident of Seney, Iowa, died at Corsica, S.D.,
February 14, 1915, after a few days illness.
Ella Howard Lothrop was born at Tonica, Illinois, July 15, 1856. When a
child she moved to Rutland, Illinois, with her parents, where she grew to
womanhood. She was married to Mathew Ewin at that place on January 28,
1875. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died in infancy.
She is survived by her husband and children: Mrs. August Witt, LeMars;
William Ewin, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Ralph Obermire, LeMars; Arthur,
Charlie, Albert, of Seney; Mrs. Iona Clark, Corsica, S.D.; and two sisters,
Mrs. Bell Lothrop, Villisca, and Mrs. J. D. Stephens, of Pasadena, Cal. The
funeral was held at Seney Friday afternoon at two o’clock. The remains were
laid to rest in the Seney cemetery.
Principals Came Here From Germany Three Years Ago
Miss Bertha Bender and Matthias Stoos were united in marriage at St.
Joseph’s church on Tuesday morning. The young people were attended by Miss
Katherine Bender, a sister of the bride, and Henry Stoos, a brother of the
groom. A few relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony, which took place
a half past nine, Rev. Father Feuerstein officiating.
The bride wore a tailor made suit of dark blue with a corsage bouquet of
violets and carried a white prayer book. The bridesmaid wore an Alice blue
tailor made suit with accessories to match.
Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Louis
Schafer on Park street.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Stoos are recent arrivals in this country, coming here
three years ago from Germany, their native place. The bride has been
employed at the Huckley farm west of town, and the groom has been farming
with his brother near Remsen.
Mr. and Mrs. Stoos will make their home on a farm near Struble after March
Plymouth County News
From Our Special Correspondents
and County Exchanges
JOHNSON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Fred Raber was a LeMars business visitor on Thursday.
Gerd Lucken marketed hogs at Brunsville on Wednesday.
The Fred Raber sale on Tuesday, February 1st, was very largely attended.
Geo. Harker of LeMars was buying cattle in this vicinity one day last week.
Charley Allen, of Akron, telephone man, was out repairing telephones in this locality Friday.
Mrs. M. J. Miller returned home on Tuesday from Hospers where she attended her Father's funeral.
Peter Woll, of LeMars, has been visitng with relatives and friends in this locality the past few days.
Mrs. Herman Johnson, of Craig, spent several days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raber.
Marshall Mann, our mail man, was unable to complete his route last Monday on account of the very bad roads.
Miss Irene Miller has been assisting Mrs. Geo. Hoefling, of Liberty township, in getting ready to move to Brookings, S.D.
A crowd of neighbors and friends gathered at the Henry Borchers home on Thursday evening to help Mr. Borchers celebrate his birthday. A very delightful time was reported by all present.
Little Miss Clara Merzberg fell on the ice while playing near school last Wednesday and had the misfortune to break her shoulder blade. She is now confined in the LeMars hospital where she is progressing as favorably as can be expected.
POTOSIA: (Special Correspondence)
Grandma Mines has been on the sick list.
Pete Brouillette was in LeMars on Tuesday.
Will Labahn was in LeMars several days this week.
The card party meets at the home of Bert Mahoney Saturday night.
Frank Labahn, of Adaville, visited with his brother, Will, a few days this week.
Mrs. Martin Rosburg left Friday for an extended visit with her parents at Denison, Iowa.
Will Brouillette and Arthur Jolyn of Sioux City were visiting with Pete Brouillette over Sunday.
Mrs. McMann had been very ill with an abscess in her face. Dr. Robbins has been out several times.
Mr. and Mrs. James Baker returned to her home in South Dakota after a two month visit with relatives here.
Our mail carrier, William Reynolds, is quarantined with smallpox. Joe Thompson is carrying the mail in his place.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
A few from this vicinity attended a hog sale near Ireton Thursday.
Isabel Mills, of Seney, visited at the Geo. Laughton home a few days last week.
Miss Margaret Null returned home Monday after a few weeks stay with relatives at Craig.
A number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. Ewin, at Seney, Friday afternoon.
Howard Albert departed for his home at Florence, Illinois, Thursday after a several weeks visit with relatives in this vicinity.
A number of friends pleasantly surprised Miss Jessie Laughton at her home Monday evening and helped her celebrate her eighteenth birthday. The evening was spent in cards and other amusements suitable for the occasion. The guests came with well filled baskets and at a late hour refreshments were served after which the guests departed for their homes, wishing Miss Laughton many happy returns of the day.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. Peck was in Elk Point on Saturday.
Royer Lias moved on Friday back to the farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Cilley were in Akron on Wednesday.
The Jensen sale was well attended and things sold well.
Mrs. McFarland and Ruth and John were in Elk Point on Saturday.
Olin and Clare Lilly visited their mother in a hospital in Sioux City on Saturday.
Mrs. Stinton has disposed of her personal property and will move to Merrill.
John Hopkins left for Omaha after a visit here with his sisters and mother.
Ed Husted returned home Thursday from Des Moines. He left his Mother in very poor health.
Thos. Rollins has returned from Montana and will soon have a sale of all personal property.
Mr. McFarland went to Sioux City on Saturday. They expect to leave for Montana on Thursday.
Jak Geode, from the Dakota side of the river, is moving onto the Stroeble place south of town.
The dance on Tuesday evening was well attended and all enjoyed the music furnished by the orchestra.
Saturday the train due here from Sioux City at 10:30 did not come until 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
Mr. Beckman and family moved on Saturday from the Gosting place onto a farm northeast, nearer Akron.
Wm. Warren is gaining rapidly at the Warren home in town and will soon be able to go out to his farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chapman left on Saturday for a week's visit with Mrs. Chapman's parents at Onawa, Iowa.
The oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. King suffered a severe attack of tonsilitis last week but is much improved.
The loan social has been postponed until after Lent. The roads are so bad that the country people could not get around.
Lee Saul moved into Westfield this week and Mrs. Saul came home from the hospital. They have been living in the Bogenrief house.
Wm. Wilkinson sold out all his personal property to John Luebs, from Minnesota, this week. We could not learn what Mr. Wilkinson's plans were.
The O.E. Moe family have been going through a seige of the grip. Dr. Brunner was down on Thursday to see them.
Mrs. Dilly was called to Worthington, Minn., by the serious illness of her sister's child. The little one died before she arrived.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Holler, Saturday, February 13th, a daughter.
Ed Ohrt was on his farm near Tea, S.D., last week looking after his interests.
Mr. Ohrt will take his family to the farm and intends to leave for Tea about March 1st.
Laurie Achen, who has been farming east of Remsen for the past few years, loaded his goods and departed for his new home at Adrian, Minn., last Monday.
John Wengler loaded his cars last Saturday and Monday with machinery and live stock. Mr. Wengler and family left Monday for their new home at Belgrade, Minn.,where Mr. Wengler has a fine 160 acre farm.
The young people who took part in the German play and the English farce for the benefit of St. Mary's school last Sunday, were entertained by Rev. Father Theonissen at St. Mary's hall Monday evening.
John Strohbeen was the guest of honor at a party at his own quarters on Tuesday evening, his friends having called on him to give him a farewell party. Joe will soon leave for California to be with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Strohbeen.
Peter Hamman, who recently held a public sale, shipped his goods to his new home near Humboldt, S. D., Monday and followed Tuesday. He was assisted by Ed Neisius and Anton Hey. At the end of the week Mrs. Hamman and her children will leave.
Miss Catherine Niggeling, teacher in District No. 3, Marion township, and her pupils gave a farewell party last Thursday afternoon for the Ohlendorf children who are about to move to Cherokee. The hours were spent in games and music and a luncheon was served.
Last Wednesday Frank Beelner bought the well known Rubic pasture, which for years has been used by Martin Hatz and his predecessors in the butcher business, for $205 per acre. The tract is located just northwest of the town limits and consists of about 37 acres. Mr. Beelner's home adjoins the tract and it will make a valuable piece of land for him.
MAURICE: (From the Times)
Mrs. C. D. Buckley, who is in the hospital at Sioux City, is getting along fine. Mrs. Henry DeJong, who is in the hospital in LeMars, is getting along nicely.
Henry Boettger left Thursday for his new home at Wheatland, Iowa, where he will continue farming. We are sorry to see this good family leave our midst but our loss is Wheatland's gain.
Wednesday four or five small boys were busily engaged throwing snow balls and breaking the windows in the M. King elevator when the Marshal caught them at it and marched them before Mayor Elakamp, who gave them a good lecture and fined them $2 to pay for the damage done.
There is altogether too much snowballing on our streets. If boys, and men as well, want to snowball. let them form a battle line on some vacant lot and go to it! The guerilla warfare is not in accord with the rules of modern war.
Mrs. Donnell went to LeMars Wednesday to visit with Mrs. Henry DeJong, of Maurice, who is in the hospital there.
Last Thursday evening, February 11, there was a gathering of friends at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dittmer. The occasion was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Dittmer. It was not a surprise, but the guests, about eighty in number, had appeared on invitation of the bride and groom of twenty-five years.
CRAIG: (From the Independent)
Mrs. Leo Keough, living northeast from town, gave birth to a husky baby boy Monday noon.
We are informed that the Heeren Brothers, Herman and Gerd, have purchased from Hauff Brothers the two business lots adjoining LeRoy Edwards meat market on the west and will erect thereon as soon as the weather is fit, a building 32x100 feet, which building will be used as a pool hall and short order restaurant.
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Roos, north of town, Sunday, February 14.
Mrs. Charles Willer who was operated upon three weeks ago, and Jack Anderson one week ago, for appendicitis, are convalescing at the local hospital and expect to be able to return to their homes in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schmidt have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their infant son, Wilmer W. who died of pneumonia last Friday, February 12, 1915. The little one was 18 days of age having been born January 25.
Earl Lias, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lias, was up from Sioux City for a brief visit this week. Earl has applied for a patent on an auto tire rim remover and a firm is manufacturing the device for him. It is admitted by all auto men who have seen it to be a very practical and labor time saving tool, and the young inventor will have it on exhibition.
Mr. and Mrs. N.S. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Beck, Miss Floy and Orlan Moore
went to Elk Point the first of the week to attend the funeral of their grandson
and nephew, Leslie Moore, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Moore,
of that city. The lad was seriously ill only a few days of diabetes and was
taken to the Samaritan Hospital, Sioux City, where he passed away Saturday morning.
The funeral was held in Elk Point Monday. Leslie was a quite frequent visitor
in the home of his grandparents here. He was a bright, manly and lovable little
fellow and was a great comfort and joy to his parents, being an only child.
They have the sincere sympathy of their home community and many acquaintances
here in their sad bereavement.
C. H. Maxson received a telegram today conveying the sad news of the death of his eldest daughter, Mrs. B. W. Hughes, who passed away last evening at her home in Medical Lake, Wash., of dropsy and complications, after a long illness. Her mother, Mrs. Maxson, and sister, Mrs. G. M. Mc Johnston went from here a few weeks ago to assist in caring for her.
Clarice Maxson Hughes was born in Akron, graduated from and later taught in the public schools here. Her pleasant personality and accomplishments won a host of friends here and at Medical Lake, who join in extending sympathy to the sadly bereaved husband, little son, parents, brothers, and sisters. Fay Maxson left here Tuesday evening for Medical Lake in response to his sister's request that he come, but he did not arrive until after her death.
LEEDS: (From the Sun)
Mrs. D. K. Tooker, of Merrill, arrived Tuesday and is visiting relatives at this place.
Mr. Harder, of Kingsley, has bought the C. M. Cook property on Floyd Avenue and will move here at once.
Mrs. Doughterty, of Seney, Iowa, arrived Wednesday and is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Krugwig.
Mr. Blomburg, for thirty years car inspector for the Omaha railroad, who was found badly mangled in the yards last Friday night, was the father of Mrs. Chas. McCloud, Central Avenue. Just how the deceased met his death will probably never be known. Several theories are advanced as to just how he could get under the train.
February 26, 1915
PRETTY HOME WEDDING
Miss Sarah Allison and Will Hodgson Are Married
They Will Live in Stanton
Ceremony Takes Place in the Presence of Many Friends and Relatives at
the Residence of the Bride's Parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allison
A very pretty home wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. John Allison, north of town, on Wednesday, when their daughter,
Sarah Ellen, gave her hand in marriage to William F. Hodgson.
The ceremony took place at six o'clock in the evening in the presence of
a number of relatives and friends. Rev. E. E. Gilbert officiated at the
service. When the guests were assembled at the appointed hour, the
strains of Lehengrin's wedding march played on the piano by Miss Edythe
Hodgson heralded the approach of the bridal couple. The spacious
parlors were beautifully decorated in the bridal colors, yellow and
white. Lovely jonquil, narcissus and smilax lent charm and fragrance to
the adornments of the scene. Rev. E. E. Gilbert read the service in an
impressive manner and gave a brief exhortation, using the ring ceremony.
The bride looked most becoming in a pretty gown of white messaline with
chiffon and Venice lace trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of white
bridal roses and lilies of the valley.
Following the ceremony and congratulations an elaborate wedding diner
was served in four courses. Mrs. Henry Remer was dining room hostess
and to Miss Loretta Allison, Miss Edythe Hodgson and Miss Laura Alfred,
close friends of the bride, were accorded the honors of serving. The
evening was spent in celebrating the happy event with music, song, and
The young people were recipients of a large array of wedding gifts,
silverware, linen, chinaware and cut glass of fine workmanship and
pretty designs being among the presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson left on a honeymoon trip for points east. The
bride's going away gown was tailor made blue suit with hat and gloves to
Out of town guests at the wedding were Miss Fannnie Cross and Miss Ruth
Cross, of Curlew, Iowa.
The newly married young people will, on their return, make their home on
the farm owned by the groom's father in Stanton township.
The bride and bridegroom are members of old settled families of the
county. Both are well known and popular and enjoy the regard and esteem
of a large circle of friends.