Dated Friday, September 14, 1923
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves and Mrs. J. P. Albro are on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker motored to Sioux City on Wednesday.
Henry Werley, of LeMars, is building a new hog house on his farm north of
Jake Nussbaum, of LeMars, is having a new corn crib and granary built on his
farm north of town.
Mr. Becker, of Waubay, S.D., visited Tuesday with his uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, of Sheldon, were callers Monday in the Grant Chapman
Mrs. Alice Jackson and daughter, Dorothy, of LeMars, visited Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Cliff.
W. J. Reeves is remodeling his farm house northeast of Seney. C.W. Cook is
doing the carpenter work.
Mrs. Cliff and son, of Kingsley, visited Sunday with her son, Ernest and
Mr. and Mrs. M. Myers, of Sioux City, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W.E. Hennrich on Monday.
John Alderson hauled a load of their sheep to Sioux City on Wednesday.
Rev. and Mrs. S.J. Wallace and Mrs. C.W. Reeves were Sioux City visitors on
Mrs. Ralph Obermire, of LeMars, visited with Mrs. Grant Chapman.
Miss Dollie Hinde and Miss Myrtle Holster are attending Western Union
college in LeMars.
Arthur Detloff, of Los Angeles, California, arrived here on Friday and is
Mrs. Viola Kennedy and Walker Bushby, of Ireton, were calling on friends
here last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich spent the week end with Mr. Hennrich's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hennrich of Ireton.
Mrs. Harry Britton, of Spencer, was called here on Tuesday by the serious
illness of her mother, Mrs. J. P. Albro.
Mrs. Ida Buss returned from Strawberry Point, Iowa, on Tuesday after having
visited relatives there the past week.
Mrs. Martha Mordoff and son, Ray, who have spent the summer in the E. H.
Riter home, returned to LeMars on Monday.
Mrs. Walter Hammond, of LeMars, is teaching the grammar room in our school
during the illness of the teacher, Miss Anne Schmidt.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Green, of Sioux City, were Sunday visitors in the home
of Mr. Green's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Albro.
Floyd Moore returned home last week after having spent the summer at
Springfield, S.D., with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dempster.
W. W. Jeffers, Mr. Harrison, and Mr. Dean, of Sioux City, returned home on
Saturday after having done the repair work on the Jeffers home here.
Miss Helen and Floyd Becker left in their car on Wednesday of last week to
visit in the home of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Chambers, of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buss and children returned Tuesday from Darlington, Wis.,
where they visited relatives the past two weeks. The drove the trip of 364
miles in one day.
Miss Erlynne Kennedy, who spent the summer with her mother, Mrs. Jessie
Kennedy, returned to her home at Cedar Falls on Monday and will enter the
Iowa State Teacher's College this year.
Mrs. Henry Siege, son Sylvester, and daughter, Sedonia, visited on Thursday
of last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman. Miss Sedonia left
on Friday for Mankato, Minn., to enter college.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hinde, sons, Raymond and Lee, who have spent the past
month with their sons and brothers, Harold and Robert, and their families at
Haxtun, Colorado, returned home on Thursday of last week.
Mrs. George, of Bloomington, Ill., and Wm. Fredricks, of Hoopsville, Ill.,
are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Uthe. They were called here by
the illness of their sister, Mrs. John Detloff, who is in a hospital in
Our primary teacher, Miss Pearl Reeves, was given the honor of presiding at
the piano at the annual meeting of the Plymouth county teachers institute
held in Western Union college at LeMars last week. Besides the
congregational singing, C. W. Harlan, of Winona Lake, Ind., rendered several
solos which were greatly enjoyed by all present.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Aquinia Dilley is teaching the Welsh school, east of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lilly were Elk Point shoppers on Thursday.
Rev. Gilmore, of Sioux City, will preach at the Congregational church here
on Sunday morning and all are invited to come out and enjoy the service.
A family reunion of the Schultz family was held at the home of W.E. Schultz,
east of town, on Monday evening.
The Guild met at Community hall on Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Beaulieu and
Mrs. Beaulieu as hostesses. All enjoyed the pleasant social time and the
fine luncheon served.
Our school had a two day vacation to allow the teachers to attend the
institute held last Thursday and Friday in LeMars. They report a very
profitable session and all took up the work with many new ideas.
Miss Sarah Sturtevant, of California, visited in the E.H. Spaulding, Jr's,
home a few days. The lady is a college friend of Mrs. Spaulding and is on
her way to Columbia college, New York, where she has secured a very high
T. J. Martin and daughter, Helen, of San Antonio, Texas, visited a few days
with his brother, A. A. Martin, south of town, and his sister, Mrs. Conway.
Mr. Martin is well known here, having lived near Westfield before moving to
Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt returned last week from their trip to Geddes, S.D.,
where they spent ten days with their son, Melvin, and family. They report a
very pleasant trip and found their son doing well in their new home.
Charles and Bessie Moffatt motored on into Minnesota where they will visit
for a few weeks.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
O. R. Gaston, of Sioux City, was out to the farm Sunday.
Miss Ione King is teaching the Beaulieu school this year.
Miss Alma Herzig is home for a few days helping with threshers.
Robert Brundeen has been laid up the past week with rheumatism in one arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Orr and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hines were Hinton callers
Mr. Hartman, from Sloan, Iowa, has rented the blacksmith shop from Howard
Everyone enjoyed the young folks carnival in the walnut grove Friday night.
Miss Esther Johnson, of Akron, is teaching the May school and is boarding
with her sister, Mrs. Axtel Johnson.
Miss Bethel Morehead, who has been visiting the past few weeks in the home
of her uncle, Wilbur Morehead and family, has returned to her home in
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Cloyce Hasbrook came home from LeMars for the weekend.
Stanley Eyres and Gordon Stokes returned Friday from their trip to
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hasbrooke and daughter, Opal, were Sioux City visitors
The young people's Sunday school class motored to River Sioux Saturday and
enjoyed a picnic.
Roiden Schrocten left by auto for Howard, S.D., last week for a visit with
G. W. Smith and son, Purdette, returned Sunday evening from Minneapolis
where they had been attending the fair.
The pupils of Union school enjoyed a two days vacation last week while the
instructors attended the teachers convention in LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stephenson, of Stanton,
were dinner guests of the Bullington family Sunday.
Mrs. C. L. Nevins and little son and Miss Ethel Eyres, of LeMars, were
guests in the D.E. and James Goudie and Geo. Keegan homes the past week.
Mrs. L. T. Bullington accompanied her daughter, Miss Hazel Bullington, to
Rochester, Minn., Monday, where she will undergo an operation for goiter.
Mr. and Mrs. James Mase, of Kingsley, spent a couple of days with their
daughter, Mrs. Al. Sampson, the past week. Mr. Sampson took them to
Merrill, where they departed for a visit with another daughter in South
LIBERTY: (Special Correspondence)
James Hamilton trucked hogs to Sioux City for Cecil Newman Monday.
Gus Wetrosky is suffering with blood poison caused for a siege of boils.
Rudolph Eberhard is helping his brother-in-law, Elmer Wetrosky, this week.
A number of people from this vicinity took in the corn festival at Merrill
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Crouch and son, Burkett, of Morningside, were Sunday
visitors at the Dave Woodley home.
Willis Tullis, Carl Eberhard, Ora and Marjorie Woodley and Josephine Burkett
were callers on Earl Dennler at the Sacred Heart hospital in LeMars on
Miss Lydia Holtzen arrived this week from her home in Deshler, Neb., to
attend high school at Liberty. She will make her home with her brother,
Earl Dennler is improving nicely from an operation for appendicitis. The
attack came on very suddenly, it being necessary for him to be operated on
at 3 o'clock last Monday morning at the Sacred Heart hospital.
A crowd of friends gathered at the Wetrosky home Monday evening for a
surprise party in honor of Gus Wetrosky. A gold knife was presented to him
as a remembrance of the occasion. Dancing and music was the pastime of the
evening. Lunch was served. A good time was reported by all.
ELGIN: (Special Correspondence)
Will Utech was Minnesota visitor the first of the week.
Several from this vicinity went to Sioux county fair last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Trieben were Sioux City visitors Saturday.
W. E. Albert spent a few days in South Dakota the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson motored to Sheldon Saturday.
Merle Norris was a Sioux City visitor one day the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Ahlfs have returned from a years stay in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Schmidt and children of Craig were Sunday visitors at the
Geo. Laughton home.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Trieber autoed to Hawarden Monday and spent the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Armond Weiss autoed to Granville Sunday and spent the day with
A number of ladies attended the nutrition school at the home of Mrs. J. O.
The Carl Ioos and A. Hass families entertained relatives from South Dakota a
few days last week.
John Ahlfs, who attended the G.A.R. encampment at Milwaukee as a member of
the LeMars band, returned the latter part of the week.
Andrew Johnson, of Emmett, Neb., was here to attend the funeral of his
brother and visit at the W. M. Thompson home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Vincent entertained a number of relatives Sunday
complimenting Art Detloff, of Hollywood, Cal.
LeMars Sentinel, Friday, September 21, 1923, Page 1, Column 2:
PIONEER WOMAN IS DEAD
Mrs. Detloff Came to this County in the Seventies
Mrs. Frederica Detloff, a resident of LeMars for the past forty years died
on Monday evening following an illness of several weeks duration at a local
hospital where she had been taken to undergo treatment. The cause of death
was ascribed by attending physicians as carcinoma of the thyroid gland.
Mrs. Detloff resided at 415 Second Avenue S. W. for many years after
retiring from life on the farm.
Frederica Wilhelmina Moellmann was a native of Germany where she was born on
February 27, 1848, and was seventy-five years of age. She grew to young
womanhood in her native land and with relatives came to America in 1872. In
1876 she united in marriage to John Detloff and the year following they came
to Plymouth county and engaged in farming in Elgin Township. With her
husband, Mrs. Detloff underwent the experiences which were the lot of early
settlers and struggled through the grasshopper times and the privations
which beset the hardy pioneers. She did her part in helping to ameliorate
conditions and shared later in the prosperity which rewarded those who
worked faithfully and well and had confidence in the future. To their union
five children were born. Two of them are living and are William Detloff, who
lives on the old home place, and Mrs. Mathilda Reese (sic-Rees), living near
Mrs. Detloff was early left a widow, her husband dying in 1883. After his
death she took up her residence in Le Mars.
When a girl she was confirmed in the Lutheran church and followed that
faith. About thirty-five years ago she joined the Evangelical church and was
a member of that persuasion until her death.
She was a good Christian woman, who lived an upright life, was a devoted
wife and mother, a good friend and kindly neighbor, held in the highest
esteem in the community where she lived for nearly half a century.
The funeral services were held at one o'clock on Thursday from the old farm
home and at two o'clock at Hildreth Memorial church. Rev. J. W. Davis,
pastor of the church, conducted the services and the Western Union college
male quartette rendered hymns appropriate to the occasion. The body was laid
to rest in the city cemetery in the grave where the remains of her husband