Tuesday, May 1, 1923
Out of town guests of the big golden wedding celebration of Mr. and Mrs.
S. R. Sipma last Saturday were as follows: Mrs. Joe Vander Schaaf, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Vander Schaaf, Mrs. P. Van Gorp, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wissink,
Mrs. J. H. Vander Haak and Mrs. J. Starkenburg, the latter two sisters
of Mr. Sipma, all of whom are from Orange City; Miss Minnie Reuvers, of
Sheldon and Mrs. J. M. Nobles, sister of Mrs. Sipman, of Big Stone,
Minn. All the children were present except Martin, who lives in Los
The above is from the Alton Democrat. Mrs. Sipma is a daughter of
Martin Verheul, who was a pioneer citizen of LeMars during his lifetime.
He died a few years ago at an advanced age.
HORSE DEALER IS INJURED
P. W. MOIR SUFFERS BROKEN LEG FROM KICK FROM ANIMAL
P. W. Moir, a well known breeder of horses, residing ten miles northeast
of LeMars, was the victim of a serious accident on Friday evening about
six o'clock when his right leg was broken by a kick of horse. Mr. Moir
was riding a pony leading a stallion and had dismounted from the pony to
speak to someone. The pony started ahead and as Mr. Moir went to check
its further progress, the stallion whirled and kicked him fracturing his
right leg below the hip. He rolled on the ground in agony. The Eason
boys, who are neighbors, came to his assistance and a physician from
LeMars was summoned and he was given first aid and then conveyed to a
local hospital here where he is resting at present.
Mr. Moir, during his long career handling horses, has suffered several
accidents at different time, having had ribs broken and sustained other
injuries and has always come out lucky and his friends look for his
recovery although he is in for a long siege as the fracture is a bad
MISSING MAN FOUND
Disappeared From Home in Akron Three Weeks Ago
Sioux City Tribune: George Davis, 61 years old, missing from his home
at Akron, Iowa, since April 8, was found at the Joe Lawrence farm, Leeds
Police were informed of his location by a relative of Mrs. Davis, who
saw Davis working in a field. Mrs. Davis was notified. They returned
to Akron Thursday night.
A meeting of the West End Cow Testers association will be held at the
Liberty township school on Thursday night. Paul Anderson has been
secured to make tests and will work for the association.
The Floyd Valley Cow Testers association has been in operation for the
past three weeks and the results so far obtained are reported
gratifying. This is the first association of its kinds formed in the
Tuesday, May 8, 1923
KINGSLEY: (From the News Times)
Mrs. J. E. Frazier, of Chatsworth, visited old friends here last week.
Mrs. Dwight Ebelheiser arrived here last Saturday from Gregory, S.D.
Henry Ogren, of Winnemecca, Nevada, was here the fore part of the week
visiting with his brothers, A. G. Ogren and A. F. Ogren.
Mrs. Geo. Bainbridge arrived home last week from Rochester, Minn., where
she had been in the hospital for several weeks.
A. G. Ogren formally took over the duties of the postmaster Tuesday of
this week. L. A. Dugan having been checked out by the government.
During the storm on April 24 the double corn crib and granary on the
Rudolph Puttman farm south of Kingsley was stuck by lightning and
destroyed, the loss being estimated at $4,000.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Berth Goodrich has recovered from his recent illness.
W. G. Taylor, who has been sick the past two months, was able to be out
to church Sunday morning.
Miss Marie Morehead, who attends high school at Merrill, spent Sunday at
Mrs. T. Frisch and Miss Viola Frisch were in Sioux City Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hines spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Morehead
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kanago and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kanago and son, of
Akron, were visiting relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Newell Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Gale McKintoe, of Sioux
City, visited at the Howard Morehead home Sunday.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Albert Porter, of Marshalltown, was calling on old friends here the past
week and also looking after farm interests.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Donlin and daughter, Martha Elaine, of Merrill, visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cook, on Sunday.
Will and R. A. Hawkins, H C. Detloff, E. D. Buss and M. J. Lancaster
went to Storm Lake Thursday on business.
The Ladies Aid society met on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. R. A.
Hawkins. After the business meeting a fine lunch was served.
Albert Penning and Mrs. Lula Penning surprised their many friends by
announcing they were married a few weeks ago. Congratulations.
J. F. March, son John Francis, of Akron and Miss Lucile March, of Sioux
City, motored here on Saturday to visit with their mother, Mrs.
Who said we could not grow wheat in Iowa? Last week the Reeves Bros,
Will, Bert and Clarence hauled 1300 bushels of wheat to the Seney
elevator and received $1.05 per bushel for it.
Mr. and Mrs. D.F. McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hinde, daughter, Miss
Dollie, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hinde and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman attended
the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Patrick, of Hawarden on Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Riter, Mrs. Henry Detloff and W. E. Hennrich motored
to Rock Rapids on Monday called there by sickness. Mr. and Mrs. Riter
will visit in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Detloff, and Mr. Hennrich
returned home on Tuesday.
Pupils neither absent nor tardy in the primary department of the school
for the month are Vera Reeves, Kenneth Rees, Eva Rees, Orval Rees,
Harold Rees, Melvin Rees, Charles Detloff, George Wallace, Johnnie
Hinde, Evan Anstine, Edwin Lancaster and Edgar Lancaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker had as their dinner guests on Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. H.S. Becker, daughter Agatha, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thomas of Sioux
City, and Mrs. Emma Haviland and daughters, Carol and Ollie, Mr. and
Mrs. John Becker, Selma, Mr. and Mrs. Apple, sons Richard and Charles,
daughters Barbara and Eleanor, all of Sioux City.
CRAIG: (From the Independent)
At a meeting of the board of directors of the independent school
district of Craig held Monday evening to consider applications from
teachers for the next school year, Miss C. Emma Dack was engaged for the
A deputy sheriff from Sioux county was here the first of the week and
arrested Joe Humphrey, who was working for Will Van Buskirk on the farm.
He was wanted at Sioux Falls, S.D., on the charge of wife desertion.
Humphrey was a new man in this locality and had not been at Van
Buskirk's very long.
Friday, May 18, 1923
UNION SCHOOL NOTES
The elementary school program and exhibit were held last Saturday evening
instead of Friday evening on account of the inclement weather and bad roads.
One of the largest gatherings of the year attended. The program was
uniformly good and showed careful preparation on the part of the teachers.
After the program the high school boys sold the ice cream cones.
The exhibit of the school work which had been done during the year was well
attended both before and after the program. It gave a splendid idea of the
kind of work that is being done in our schools. It was left up until
Wednesday in order that those who had not seen it might do so at the time of
the high school play.
Friends of the school were sorry to hear that most of the teachers will not
return another year. Miss Trindle and Miss Sizer both are planning to
continue their college work another year. Miss Eyres is planning to take a
rest from teaching for the time being. Miss Carlton is planning to secure a
position nearer her sister or continue her college work. Mrs. Smith will
retire from teaching and assume her household duties. All of the teachers
have given satisfaction and the board would have been delighted..[the copy
runs out here]
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Robert Reeves visited Monday and Tuesday in Sheldon with relatives.
Allen Hinde and Harold Darville were Remsen visitors on Sunday.
Pauline Riter visited Saturday with Helen Nightingale in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Vincent.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinde, of Struble, visited relatives here on Saturday.
Mrs. Henry Detloff left Friday for Sioux City to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Hugh Dealy and family.
The pupils of the Grammar room of our school had a wiener roast along the
river on Wednesday after school.
Mrs. Grant Chapman visited Wednesday in LeMars with Mrs. Ralph Obermire.
Misses Ethel and Verna Baldwin, of LeMars, spent the week end with their
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lundgren.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. March, sons, John Francis and George, of Akron, visited
Sunday with Mr. March's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth March.
Mr. and Mrs. George Moir and Mrs. Grant Chapman motored to Akron on Thursday
and visited in the Carl Moir and J. F. March homes.
Mrs. Alice Cooper and son, Burdette, of Sioux City, visited with Mr. and
Mrs. E.M. Lancaster the first of the week.
The Aid society will give a program and serve refreshments in the hall on
Friday evening, May 25th. Everyone is welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cook, Miss Virla and John Arthur Cook motored to near
Merrill on Sunday and visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Donlin.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Buss were hosts to the following guests on Sunday at
dinner: Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lancaster, Mrs. Alice Cooper, Vincent Lancaster,
Burdette Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lancaster and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Lancaster and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hawkins.
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa, Tuesday, May 22, 1923,
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HER INJURIES PROVED FATAL
VICTIM OF AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT LINGERED FIVE WEEKS
Mrs. E. Tucker, who was injured in an automobile accident five weeks ago
last Sunday, died at a local hospital a few minutes before five o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Her condition was regarded as serious from the time the
accident occurred and she gradually grew weaker and was in a critical state
for the past week.
Mrs. Tucker was knocked down by a car while crossing Central Avenue on her
way to church. In the car were four young men. Lincoln Miller was driving
the car and was arrested and placed under bonds to await a hearing pending
the result of the accident.
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa, Friday, May 25, 1923,
Page 1, Column 3:
MANY ATTEND FUNERAL
MRS. TUCKER HAD LIVED HERE MANY YEARS
DIED AFTER FIVE WEEKS OF SUFFERING
Came Here With Her Husband When a Bride and
Settled in Western Part of Plymouith County and
Later Came to LeMars
The funeral of Mrs. Eli Tucker was held on Wednesday afternoon at the First
Methodist church, Rev. C. H. Seward conducting the service. A very large
number of neighbors and friends attended the service and paid tribute to the
memory of a good christian woman.
Mary Elizabeth Underwood was born December 23, 1854, in Floria, Davis
county, Iowa. She was one of a family of thirteen children, four of whom are
On the 5th of March, 1876, Miss Underwood was united in marriage with Eli
Tucker. To this happy union twelve children were born, all of whom are
living except Clyde, who died in infancy.
For a few years Mrs. Tucker and her husband resided in Greene county, Iowa,
and then moved to Plymouth county, locating on a farm near Akron where they
continued to reside until 1907 when they retired from the farm and moved to
LeMars. Mrs. Tucker was bereaved of her husband in June, 1915.
While on her way to church on the evening of April 15th, Mrs. Tucker was
struck by an auto on Central Ave., LeMars, receiving very serious injuries
which resulted in her death May 21, 1923. She had reached the ago of 68
years, 4 months, 29 days.
Mrs. Tucker is survived by her eleven children: A. A. Tucker and Mrs. J. C.
Uthe, of Madison, S. D.; Geo E. Tucker and Mrs. J. L. Jordin, of Merrill,
Iowa; W. P. Tucker and Mrs. Arthur Rozell, of Akron, Iowa; Mrs. D. L. Royer
and Mrs. Lillian Jenkins, of Amboy, Minn.; Clarence Tucker, of Alcester, S.
D.; Mrs. T. B. Byrne and Charles Tucker, of LeMars, Iowa; also two brothers
and two sisters, Joseph Underwood, of Grand Junction, Iowa, and Landon
Underwood, of Panora, Iowa; Mrs. L. Van Horne, of Jefferson, Iowa, and Mrs.
L. Kimery, of Perry, Iowa; also four step children, the children of her
husband by a former marriage, and forty-nine grandchildren and six
The step children are John Tucker and Arch Tucker, of LeMars, Frank Tucker,
Crofton, Neb., Mrs. Laura Bixler, Callo, Ohio.
Mrs. Tucker had a character and personality that attracted friends of whom
she had many. Early in life she chose Christ as her great and intimate
friend and was a faithful, earnest christian all her life. She was a member
of the First Methodist church in LeMars.
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IS HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER
JURORS AT INQUIRY BLAME YOUTH FOR DEATH
Lloyd Mauer, county coroner, held an inquest at the court house yesterday
afternoon to investigate the causes leading to the death of Mrs. Eli Tucker,
who received injuries in an automible accident on Sunday, April 15, which
proved fatal. H. L. Dambrink, Alex Morrison and C. A. Mauer were empanelled
as jurors at the inquest.
County Attorney G. Sturges and T. M. Zink appeared for the state and C. D.
Roseberry appeared on behalf of Lincoln Miller, who was driving the car
which struck Mrs. Tucker.
The following gave testimony before the jury: Dr. J. M. Fettes, John Bogen,
Mrs. Caleb Garton, Mrs. Clara Jordin, Miss Audrey Sedgwick, W. Mehl, Frank
Levins, L. H. Gralapp, Sam Schessler.
Dr. Fettes gave evidence as to the injuries sustained by the dead woman. The
other witnesses testified to what they saw of the accident, their testimony
being practically the same as related at the time of the accident.
The jurors returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased came to death
by being struck by an automobile and placed the responsibility on Lincoln
Miller, the driver of the car.
Miller was arraigned in Justice Freeman's court last evening on a coroner's
warrant, waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury on a
manslaughter charge. His bond was placed at $3,500, which he furnished,
making his total bond $5,000.
Tuesday, May 29, 1923
CLAAS MAMMEN DEAD
WAS PROMINENT FARMER OF GRANT TOWNSHIP
DEATH DUE TO AILMENTS OF OLD AGE
Claas S. Siebels Mammen, a well known resident of Plymouth county for nearly
forty years, died at his home, 315 Fourth Avenue N.W., on Sunday morning.
Death was due to old age. Mr. Mammen was taken sick about ten days before
his death, suffering from heart trouble and it was seen then that the end
Claas Mammen was born in Jeverland, Germany, on December 8, 1940, where he
received his schooling and early started to earn a living. When twenty five
years of age, he came to America sailing from Bremen in 1865 and was thirty
one days on the trip. He landed at New York with sufficient money to pay his
railroad fare to his destination, Sterling, Illinois, but a married friend,
who had come over on the same vessel, and whose destination was also
Sterling, lacked enough money to pay his wife’s passage to that point of
destination and Mr. Mammen generously gave his remaining dollars to his
friend in order that the latter should proceed at once to his new home. Mr.
Mammen remained in New York to make enough money to proceed west and it was
not long before he was able to proceed on out to Sterling where he worked on
farms for several years, and saved enough to make payment on a piece of
land, and after his marriage in 1869, settled there and farmed on his own
account until 1884, at which time he came to Plymouth County, having sold
his Illinois land and on his arrival here bought land in Grant township.
Here he farmed successfully and prospered and added to his land and
possessions and became wealthy. He farmed there until 1905 when he came to
LeMars and built a fine home where he spent the remainder of his life.
Mr. Mammen was thrice married. He is survived by his wife and the following
children: Dr. G. H. Mammen, Chicago, Ill.; H. John, Charles H. and Will S.
Mammen, of this vicinity; Martin H. Mammen, Leeds; Johannes Mammen,
Billings, Mont.; Mrs. O. F. Vollmar, Watertown; Mrs. J. D. Snyder and
Hermann Mammen Sioux City. There are also twenty-two grandchildren.
During his long residence in Grant township, Mr. Mammen was active in
community affairs and served as school director and township trustee. He
was a republican in politics and took interest in public matters. He was a
member of the Lutheran Church and served on the board of trustees of the
Grant Township church, and later on the board of the LeMars church.
Mr. Mammen was widely known and had many friends. He was an upright citizen
and good neighbor, and enjoyed the respect of the whole community.
The funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in this city
at two o’clock and the interment made in the Grant Township cemetery.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Harry Reints shipped hogs to Sioux City on Wednesday.
Albert Lundgren shipped hogs to Sioux City Tuesday.
Wm. Falk, of LeMars, visited relatives here last Friday.
Will Utech had hogs on the Sioux City market on Thursday.
Henry Reints had hogs on the Sioux City market on Thursday.
Ray Mordoff, of LeMars, spent the week end with his uncle, Will Pech.
Mrs. Jessie Kennedy spent Saturday in Sioux City with her sister, Miss
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Whitman spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs.
Bernard Miller, of LeMars.
Mrs. M. G. Mills spent a few days this week with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pech near
Mrs. Iona Clark and sons, Franklin and James, were Sunday dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ewin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Pech and daughter, Evelyn,
motored to the Sioux river Sunday.
Will and R. A. Hawkins, M. J. Lancaster, H. C. Detloff, and E. D. Buss were
Storm Lake visitors on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. McGogney, of LeMars, visited Friday in the Richard
Hawkins and J. M. Whitman homes.
Mr. and Mrs. James Manning and children, of O’Leary, visited Sunday with
Mrs. Manning’s father, Robert Reeves.
The Aid society program which was to be given this Friday evening has been
postponed one week and will be given June 1st.
Mrs. Arthur Reeves and Miss Helen Becker left Thursday for Hazel, S.D., to
visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Chambers.
Mrs. Henry Detloff returned to Sioux City on Saturday after having spent a
few days in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich, Eldon, Dwight, Fred, Pauline and Marjorie Riter
motored to Ireton on Wednesday evening to attend commencement exercises of
the high school. Mr. Henrich’s nephew, Clinton Knowlton, graduated.
A crowd of about thirty young people surprised Miss Helen Becker at her home
on Monday evening in honor of her birthday. The evening was spent in social
visiting and playing games. A two course luncheon was served at the close
of the evening and the guests departed wishing Miss Becker many more happy
Mr. and Mrs. Will Reeves entertained a company of relatives and friends on
Sunday in honor of their son, Clarence, it being his birthday. The guests
during the day included Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Becker, Helen and Floyd Becker, Bert Reeves and children, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Reeves, son Donald, and Rev. and Mrs. S. J. Wallace and four sons.
The LeMars Globe-Post
May 31, 1923
HUNDREDS PAY MEMORIAL TRIBUTES
MOST EXERCISES HELD IN CEMETERIES
WEATHER MAN HAS MERCY IN MORNING BUT SENDS RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON
Hundreds of persons thronged to the LeMars cemeteries Wednesday in honor of
the veterans of wars in which the United States was engaged, who are buried
here. The principal exercises were all staged in the cemeteries.
The parade formed from the city building at 8:45. The band and K Company
marched to the library and escorted the G. A. R. to the corner of Central
Ave. and First street north. J. G. Koenig was the marshal of the day. The
parade was in the following order:
Colors, LeMars band, K Company, mayor, speaker and post commander, Mower
post, Spanish war veterans, American Legion, W. R. C., Women’s auxiliary,
Western Union college band, LeMars fire department, city officials, boy
scouts and girl scouts, automobiles.
K company joined in at the armory and moved with the band to the city
library to escort Mower post to their position in the parade. The American
Legion and Spanish war veterans assembled on the First National bank corner.
The following was the program at the cemetery with Post Commander, W. S.
Freeman, in charge:
Prayer by Dr. Miles,
Music by band,
Logan’s Memorial Day order,
Lincoln’s Gettysburg address by Henrietta Lorenzen,
G. A. R. ritual,
Decoration by W. R. C. for unknown dead,
Address by D. W. Gist with decoration of the graves during the address,
Star Spangled Banner,
Firing Squad salute,
Benediction by Dr. Seward,
The parade then went to the Catholic cemetery where the following program
was carried out:
Music by band,
Exercise by children of St. Joseph’s school,
Address by Mgr. W. A. Pape,
Decoration of graves during address,
Firing Squad salute,
All the exercises were carried out in the forenoon. The rain in the
afternoon destroyed the decorations on the graves, but the principle of
honorable remembrance for the dead was not impaired thereby.