Iowa Old Press
September 13, 1921
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
M. J. Lancaster was a Sioux City visitor last Tuesday.
W. E. Hennrich was a Sioux City visitor last Friday.
Rev. S. J. Wallace motored to Ireton on Tuesday.
Walter Baldwin left Tuesday for Worthington, Minn., to look after farm
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hawkins were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
Will Hawkins and T. K. Chapman shipped cattle to Sioux City on Tuesday.
John Franklin of St. Paul, Minn., is visiting his sister, Mrs. H. F.
Groetken and family.
John Alderson and John Daugherty autoed to Vermillion, S.D. on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich, E. H. Riter and children drove to Marcus last
Mrs. Henry Detloff, of LeMars, visited Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Sam
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Falk and little son of Centerville, S.D., are visiting
relatives here and in LeMars.
School opened last Monday with Miss Jennie Levitts of LeMars and Miss Pearl
Reeves as teachers.
Mr. and Mrs. John Osborne and Mrs. Susan Haviland motored to Ruble on
Thursday to visit friends.
Eldon Riter spent Thursday and Friday of last week with relatives at Rock
Rapids and attended the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt and children of Hastings, Neb., who have been
visiting his brother, Chas. Witt, left this week for their home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Chapman, Miss Constance Chapman, and Mr. and Mrs. Will
Hawkins motored to Sioux City on Wednesday in the former's car.
Miss Gratia Clasen, Allen and Raymond Hinde, Eldon and Dwight Riter, and
Emerson Kennedy are attending high school in LeMars.
W. C. Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Rees, son Kenneth and daughter Eva left
by auto last week for Unity, Wisc., to visit their daughter and sister, Mrs.
Chas. Witt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt and children and Mrs. Marian Rairden
motored to Sioux City on Friday for a days outing.
Mrs. Frank Falk and baby visited last week with her parents and sister at
Centerville, S.D. Mr. Falk autoed there on Saturday and they returned home
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hinde and children returned Saturday from Haxtun, Colo.,
where they spent the past few weeks with their sons, Harold and Robert and
Mrs. Henry Detloff, of LeMars, Mrs. M. Myers and Mrs. Hugh Dealy, of Sioux
City, visited Friday with their sister, Mrs. W. E. Hennrich.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jansma and son, Clayton, drove to Hospers for the weekend
visit with their parents. They attended the celebration there Monday
evening. Miss Gratia Clasen attended the celebration in the evening.
Merna Dealy who spent a few days here accompanied her mother home.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Cook and daughter, Viola, and son John Arthur, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Becker, daughter, Miss Helen and son Floyd, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Reeves and son Donald, Miss Pearl Reeves, Rev. and Mrs. S. J. Wallace and
children, Mrs. Anna Rayburn and children autoed to Stone Park, Sioux City,
on Friday for a picnic which all enjoyed.
A small company of friends surprised Mrs. Arthur Reeves at her home last
Monday afternoon in honor of her birthday. The afternoon was spent in
visiting and a delicious lunch was served.
ELGIN: (Special Correspondence)
John Lucius and family moved to LeMars last week.
Peter Treiber and family spent Saturday at Stone Park.
Aug. Meske and family entertained company from Akron on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Falk and son, of Centerville, S.D., came down Friday to
Wm. Utech, John Mandelkow and Ed Detloff filled their silos the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shuenk, of Leeds, were visitors at the A. F. Utech home
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jahn, of LeMars, spent a few days the past week at the
A.H. Stoll home.
Mrs. George Dunn returned to her home at Whiting, Monday, after spending the
week with her mother.
A. H. Stoll filled his silo last week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Null and family autoed to Mapleton, Friday and spent a
few days at the Edwin Champion home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reints and daughter, Gladys, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
M. Reints in LeMars on Sunday.
September 16, 1921
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Wm. Reeves has been putting some improvements on his home.
The storm Friday night blew the corner off the auto repair shop.
The W.F. M.S. met on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Anna Rayburn.
Mrs. Bernard Miller, of LeMars, spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
John, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dougherty, is on the sick list
Earl Chapman and Jake Berkenpas autoed to Huron, S.D., this week and will
attend the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker at
dinner last Sunday.
Wm. and Geo. Utech left by auto on Wednesday for Huron, S.D., where they
will attend the fair.
Alvin Jansma, of Hospers, is visiting this week in the home of his brother,
George and wife.
Miss Constance Chapman left on Friday for Wakpola, S.D., where she will
teach this coming year.
The W.H.M.S. has been postponed until Wednesday, September 28, at the home
of Mrs. Roy McArthur.
J. H. Walkup and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Whitman left Monday in the former's car
for Marshalltown to visit relatives.
Mrs. Geo. Falk left Tuesday for her home at Centerville, S.D., after having
visited the past week with relatives here.
Chas. Kunath, who has spent the summer at Haxtun, Colo., returned last week
and is visiting his mother, Mrs.. Otto Knop.
Mrs. Geo. Laughton and son Floyd were dinner guests of Mrs. M.G. Mills.
Mrs. Mills accompanied them home for a few days visit.
Miss Phyllis Held, of Sioux City, spent a few days this week with her aunt,
Mrs. Harriet Reints and cousin, Mrs. Arthur Detloff.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. Rayburn, Mrs. Anna Rayburn, son David and daughter, Dora
Emma, motored to Ireton last Sunday and visited in the home of Mrs. M. M.
Kennedy. David remained for school.
A small company of friends surprised Mrs. Roy McArthur at her home last
Friday afternoon in honor of her birthday. A social good time was enjoyed
by those present and a dainty lunch served after which the guests departed
wishing Mrs. McArthur many more birthdays.
ELGIN: (Special Correspondence)
Ahlers Bros. shelled corn on Friday.
Donald Lewis is reported on the sick list.
Miss Anna Frerichs of Craig, spent a few days with Mrs. Peter Brauer.
Mrs. Isabel Mills, of Seney, is a visitor at the Geo. Laughton home.
Miss Keiffer, of Remsen, commenced school in district No. 9 last Tuesday.
Miss Lela Noble was an over Sunday visitor with her parents near Craig.
Chas. Albert had a consignment of hogs on the Sioux City market Wednesday.
Peter Brauer and Emil Lauchstadt spent a few days the past week at Royal,
Mrs. Geo. Laughton and son Floyd were Sunday visitors with Mrs. Isabel Mills
Miss Leona Reints is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Frank Weber, in
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Meske and family were Sunday visitors at the John Erickson
home near Crathorne.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lubben and daughter, of LeMars, spent Sunday evening at
the Herman Brunken home.
Le Mars Sentinel
September 21, 1921
DEATH OF PIONEER
JOHN RICHARDSON LIVED IN THE COUNTY FIFTY YEARS
HELPED IN WINNING THE WEST
John Richardson, a resident of Plymouth county for the past fifty years,
died at his residence in Wernli's addition on Friday morning. Death was due
to an internal cancer. Mr. Richardson had been ailing for the past year but
most of the time was able to be out and attending to his affairs. A few
months ago he suffered a severe attack of illness, but recovered and his
health became normal except for the chronic malady.
John Richardson was a native of England and was born in the city of London
on September 15, 1849. When he was about three years of age his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Richardson, came to America. They settled in Chicago where
they lived for a few years and in 1856 came to Iowa and lived a year in
Dyersville, in the days before the railroad had penetrated to that section
of the state. The elder Richardson then bought a farm of a hundred and sixty
acres in Delaware county and there John Richardson and his brothers grew up,
attending school and working on the farm.
In 1871 John Richardson came to Plymouth county, attracted by the opening of
land in northwestern Iowa and bought a farm in Union township on which he
located in 1875, improved it and established a home. On July 24, 1876, he
was united in marriage with Miss Florence Shaw of Guttenberg, Iowa. They
immediately took up their residence on the farm in Union township and farmed
successfully, acquiring additional land, after having surmounted the
drawbacks which beset the early pioneer and withstanding the grasshopper
period, which played havoc with the settlers in the seventies.
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were the parents of three children, who are: Harvey
Richardson of Braham, Minn., Arthur Richardson, of Paynesville, Minn., and
Mrs. Ezra G. Pearce, of Henning, in Otter Tail county, in Minnesota.
The sons came to attend the funeral, but Mrs. Ezra Pearce was unable to come
as she is suffering from illness at her home. Mr. Richardson also leaves
five grandchildren and three brothers who live in Oregon and Missouri. A
brother James Richardson, who was well known here died recently in Sioux
Mr. Richardson was a successful farmer, an upright and just man, a good
citizen who stood for the things that make for betterment of the community
and the well being of society and was one of the many who strove, by hard
working straight living and clean thinking, to build up the prosperous
commonwealth, which was a raw untamed prairie when he came here fifty years
The funeral services were held yesterday from the house, Rev. J. W. Davis,
of the Hildreth Memorial church, officiating.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
W. C. Lancaster returned Monday from Mitchell, S.D., where he visited the
past few weeks with his son, Chris and family.
Arthur Detloff was a Sioux City visitor on Monday.
E. H. Riter and son, Fred, spent Saturday in Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich, E. H. Riter and children motored to Ireton and
visited in the Chas. Hennrich and Phil Riter homes last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. Miles McArthur and daughters, Ethel
and Joyce, of Sheldon visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman.
Miss Lucille March, of Sioux City, spent the week end with her mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Daugherty and two daughters, of Sibley, were callers
here last Sunday.
Next Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Mrs. Roy McArthur will entertain
the Home Missionary society. All the ladies are invited to meet with us.
LeMars Daily Sentinel, September 27, 1921
Mary J. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, of Adaville, died
Sunday of pulmonary tuberculosis and will be buried in Adaville cemetery
this afternoon, Rev. Zike conducting the funeral service. Deceased was born
April 6, 1890, and has been a public school teacher in that community.