Iowa Old Press
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 1, 1925
DEATH CLAIMS OLD RESIDENT
Mrs. Henry Baack Came to Iowa Fifty-five Years Ago
IS MOTHER OF FIFTEEN
Succumbs to Heart Trouble and Other Complications
Mrs. Baack, wife of Henry Baack, residing at 209 Third Avenue NW, a pioneer
resident of Iowa, died Friday at a local hospital following an illness
caused by heart trouble, dropsy and other complications. She had been
confined to the hospital for the past eight weeks.
Mrs. Baack was a native of Germany. Her maiden name was Mary Julia Fuelling
and she was born at Bohmte in the province of Hanover on February 27, 1857.
With her mother, sisters and brothers, she came to America in 1870 and the
family settled at Farmersburg, Iowa, shortly after they had immigrated to
the new hemisphere.
Mary Julia Fuelling was united in marriage with Henry Baack at Farmersburg
on March 11, 1874, and they lived together for over fifty years, celebrating
their golden wedding a year ago last March. Following their marriage, the
young couple came to LeMars and immediately settled on a farm in Sioux
county where they toiled faithfully and industriously for years undergoing
the hardships and vicissitudes which were the lot of the early settlers. As
the country developed and conditions bettered, the Baacks enjoyed their
share of prosperity and reaped the reward of their honest effort. Leaving
the farm in the hands of the younger generation, Mr. and Mrs. Baack retired
and came to LeMars thirteen years ago and established themselves in a
comfortable home which was always open to their family and friends.
MOTHER OF FIFTEEN
Mrs. Baack was the mother of fifteen children, nine sons and six daughters.
Three sons and three daughters have preceded their mother in death. Those
who, with the father, mourn the loss of a devoted mother are: Ernest, Louis
and Arthur, of Woodstock, Minn.; Edward, of Pipestone, Minn.; Eldo and Otto,
of LeMars; Mrs. Ida Beyers, of Holland, Minn.; Mrs. Lena Balliett, of Lake
Wales, Florida; and Mrs. Lena Jones, of Topeka, Kan. There are twenty-eight
grandchildren. She also leaves a sister residing at Oakland, California,
and a brother at Farmersburg, Iowa.
Mrs. Baack was a fine Christian woman. She ably assisted her husband in the
work of conducting a farm, in addition to rearing a large family. She was a
loving wife and mother and her chiefest care was for the happiness and
welfare of her husband and children. Mrs. Baack was a member of the
Lutheran church and a regular attendant at St. John’s church and a member of
the Ladies Aid society and active in well doing and enjoyed the respect and
esteem of all who knew her.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at St. John’s Lutheran Church
and was largely attended. Rev. J. J. Vollmar, the pastor, officiated and in
his remarks paid a fitting tribute to her life and memory.
Remsen Bell Enterprise
December 3, 1925
Auctioneer H. A. Willenburg cried three basket social sales at country
school houses last week, the receipts running as high as $50. The affairs
were arranged by the teachers and the money is to be devoted to school
furnishing purposes. The first of these socials was held at the Waldschmitt
school by the teacher, Miss Elizabeth Schlapkohl, last Monday evening. The
second was Tuesday evening at the Harnack school, Miss Marie Krekow,
teacher. The third was Wednesday evening by Miss Gladys Willenburg, at the
Witt school, In each instance a program was given by the school children and
the affairs were well attended. The highest priced basket sold by Willenburg
was for $7.50.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 4, 1925
WAS PIONEER SETTLER HERE
Mrs. J. W. Myers Passes Away Tuesday at Advanced Age This Week
LIVE HERE FIFTY YEARS
Was Few Days Under Eighty-Nine Years
Mrs. J. W. Myers, a pioneer resident of LeMars, died at her home 301 First Avenue SE, at 1:30 Tuesday morning after a protracted illness, aged 89 years. Mrs. Myers fell and broke her hip three or four years ago and never recovered her normal health after that accident.
Mary L. Kimberly was born at Bellevue, Michigan, December 10, 1836, and grew to young womanhood in that community. She attended college at Albion, Michigan, and taught in the public schools of that state prior to her marriage to Jacob W. Myers, at Bellevue in 1858. For a few years after their marriage, they lived in St. Paul while Mr. Myers was engaged in making government land surveys and later lived in Independence, Iowa.
In 1878 they moved to LeMars where Mrs. Myers has made her home for over forty-seven years. Mr. Myers died in May, 1924.
Mrs. Myers is survived by one brother, Frank Kimberly, of Haviland, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. E. D. Hobbs, of Albion, Neb. The latter visited here recently and came to see Mrs. Myers less than a month ago.
The funeral was held at the family home at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Dr. C. A. Mock, president of Western Union College, preaching the funeral. Interment was made in the city cemetery by the side of the body of her husband.
Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. E. D. Hobbs and Mrs. Clarence Hobbs, of Albion, Nebraska.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the Congregational church and took an active interest in church and social affairs of the community in which she lived almost half a century as long as her health would permit.
ROBERT SNYDER DIES
Robert Snyder died at his home at 314 Third Avenue SE, Wednesday afternoon, December 2, after a brief illness from brain fever caused by infection in the ear, aged 68 years.
Robert Snyder was born in Bloomington, Illinois, October 23, 1857, and came to Iowa in 1882. He located first in O’Brien county and later moved to Cleghorn where he conducted a hotel for eighteen years. Fourteen years ago he moved to LeMars where he resided continuously until his death.
Mr. Snyder never married and for the past ten years his twin sister, Miss Bertha Snyder, has made her home with him. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Fred and Charlie Snyder, of Harris, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Hinspeter, of Archer, Iowa.
The funeral will be held today, the services at the home being at 12:30 p.m. and at the Presbyterian Church at 1 o’clock, after which interment will be made in the Marcus cemetery. Rev. J. A. Hills, of the Presbyterian Church, will conduct the funeral services.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Heeren died at a local hospital Wednesday, December 2, and will be buried today in St. Joseph’s cemetery. The boy’s name was Robert Louis Heeren and he lacked eight days of being one year old.
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa
Tuesday, December 8, 1925
In the case of Bray vs. Bray, a modification of the divorce decree granted some time ago was made and a stipulation entered whereby the defendant pays increased allowance for the maintenance of the children.
VISIT SCENES OF GIRLHOOD
BUDGEN AND SMITH FAMILIES WERE MEMBERS OF ENGLISH COLONY IN EIGHTIES
Mrs. J. G. Sugden, of Vancouver B.C. and Mrs. H. L. Sugden, of Burbank, S.D. were guests of the Misses Mina and Bertha Speier the past few days. The Sugdens were early settlers in Plymouth county. Both the ladies came here in the eighties with their father, Jas. Smith, from England and shortly afterwards were married to brothers, Jim and Harry Sugden, who farmed in this vicinity.
The Smith family lived in Fredonia township for a number of years and are well known to earlier residents. The family subsequently scattered, some members going to South Dakota and others to Manitoba.
The Smith and Sugden families were members of the English colony which settled in Northwestern Iowa during the years 1879 to 1885, when hundreds of British born subjects bought land in Plymouth and adjoining counties.
HOLD FAMILY REUNION.
Kingsley News-Times: For the past ten years the eleven Brownlee children and grandchildren have held a family reunion on Thanksgiving Day at the home of one the children. This year it was held at the home of Walter, six miles northeast of Kingsley. There were forty-nine present represented by the following families: C. B. Daniels, Cushing; Glen Daniels, Cushing; Chet McArthur’s, Sioux City; Will McCabe’s and Lou Robinson’s, Washta; Harry Brownlee’s Cushing; Eric Ericson’s, Alcester, S.D.; E. W. Curry’s, J. D. Lake’s and R. J. Pattison’s, of Kingsley.
There were 110 members a year ago which has been increased to 115 by three births and two marriages the past year.
A few years ago it was possible for all the family to be together at the annual reunion, but on account of some of them living now at a considerable distance, it becomes more difficult each year for all of them to get together. Some are now living in Canada and in northern Montana.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 11, 1925
OLD RESIDENT ANSWERS CALL
M. J. Gannon Lived in Plymouth County for Past Forty Years
WAS BORN IN IRELAND
Came to This Country When a Youth of Eighteen
M. J. Gannon, a well known resident of Plymouth County for forty years,
passed away at his residence, 24 Fifth avenue SW, Tuesday morning, at 3
o’clock. Mr. Gannon had been in failing health for the past two years and
for the last month had been confined to the house. His death was due to
failing powers and infirmities of age.
BORN IN IRELAND
Michael J. Gannon was born at Juam, County Galway, Ireland, October 12,
1847. He grew up and received his schooling in his native place and when a
youth of eighteen determined to seek his fortune in the new hemisphere, and
came to America. After a short time spent in the east, he proceeded west
and located in Grant county, Wisconsin where he worked at various
occupations. He was united in marriage in 1875 with Miss Elizabeth
McDonald, and the lived a long and happy married life together until two
years, when death took his faithful helpmate and companion. To their union
ten children were born, three dying in early childhood. Seven survive a
good father and blithe companion. They are R. A. Gannon, of Grand Junction,
Colo.; Mrs. Will Keough, of Maurice; Mrs. C. B. O’Roarke, of Lohrville,
Iowa; Mrs. Imelda Gannon, of LeMars; Leo M. Gannon, of Spirit Lake; W. A.
Gannon, of Joliet, Ill.; and Thos. C. Gannon, of Redwood Falls, Minn. There
are 21 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Gannon subsequent to their marriage lived at Boscabel, Wis.,
and were engaged in the hotel business.
CAME HERE IN EIGHTIES
They came to Plymouth County in 1885 and purchased a farm four miles south
of LeMars, which was their home until they retired from active farming and
came in 1915 to LeMars to live, where they established themselves in a
comfortable home. Mr. Gannon was a successful farmer and was ably assisted
in the work by his wife and family.
He was much interested in his earlier days in thoroughbred horses and
handled both trotters and gallopers in his youth.
Mr. Gannon was a most companionable man, and gained a large number of
friends by his genial and pleasant ways. He had a cherry greeting and a
smile for all those he met. He was a loving father and husband, and always
willing to accommodate a friend and neighbor.
Mr. Gannon was a member of St. James church, and a regular attendant since
the parish was formed.
The funeral was held yesterday at St. James church and was largely attended
by old neighbors and friends. The pastor, Rev. L. J. Cooper, officiated at
DEATH CLAIMS JACOB FIEDLER
DECEASED WAS ONE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS IN THE OYENS VICINITY
Jacob Fiedler, an old and respected resident of Plymouth County, died at his
home in Oyens Thursday morning at the age of 76 years. Death following an
attack of pneumonia.
Mr. Fiedler was born in Heffingen, Luxemburg, Europe, October 18, 1849,
where he grew to young manhood. When he was 22 years old he came to America
in 1871, and after his arrival worked on a farm near Aurora, Ill., for three
years and from there went to Webster City, Iowa, where he worked on farms
for five years.
From Webster City he came to Plymouth County and engaged in his calling in
the vicinity of Oyens.
He was united in marriage with Magdalena Brucher in LeMars February 22,
1880. They rented a farm from his brother-in-law, the late John Draudt,
after their marriage and later moved onto the farm now owned by Frank
Bortscheller. After renting land for a few years and prospering in the
avocation they purchased the farm which is now owned by their oldest son,
Mr. and Mrs. Fiedler continued farming operations until 1907 when they built
a fine home in Oyens where he spent the rest of his life. He is survived by
his wife, two sons, Frank and John, and one daughter, Anna. His youngest
son, Albert, died February 28, 1925. Frank and John are prosperous farmers
living a mile from Oyens and his daughter, Anna, is married to M. Weber,
station agent at Oyens.
Mr. Fiedler had a wide acquaintance, being one of the early settlers and was
respected by all who knew him.
The funeral services will be held at St. Catherine’s church in Oyens
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, the pastor, Rev. Father H. Rolfes,
~~Mrs. Smith, wife of City Marshal F. J. Smith, underwent a major operation
at a local hospital Tuesday. She is progressing favorably at present.
~~Mr. and Mrs. Brunke Brunken, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lubben, Margaret and Will
Lubben were Sioux City visitors Monday.
AGED WOMAN PASSES AWAY
MRS. ADELPHINA MEYER, FORMER IOWA RESIDENT, DIES AT OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
Mrs. Adelphina Meyer, a former resident of this part of Iowa, died at
Oakland, California, Saturday, December 5, at the age of 75 years, 1 month,
and 25 days.
Mrs. Meyer was a native of Germany and came to Orange City 46 years ago and
was married to Jacob Meyer, who passed away nine years ago. Mrs. Meyer made
her home in Oakland, Cal., the past five years. She was well known to many
residents of Sioux and Plymouth counties and was esteemed in a large circle
of acquaintances and friends. She is survived by the following children:
Jas. De Lange, Clinton, Iowa; Peter De Lange, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Frank
Meyer, LeMars; Jacob Meyer, Duluth, Minn.; George M. Meyer, Tacoma, Wash.;
Mrs. Paul Partsch, Gibbon, Neb.; Mrs. Katherine Farquhar, and Mrs. Anna
Bardelline, Oakland, Cal.
The remains were brought from Oakland, Cal., to LeMars to the Luken
undertaking parlors. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the
residence of Frank Meyer, 101 Seventh avenue SE, and services held at the
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. J. J. Vollmar officiating.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 15, 1925
EARLY LINCOLN SETTLER DIES
August Binneboese Served in Franco-German War in His Youth
A SUCCESSFUL FARMER
Useful Member in Building Up Home Community
August Binneboese a well known and prominent farmer of Lincoln township,
died at his home Thursday afternoon at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and
13 days, following a lingering illness of several months.
August Ludwig Binneboese was born in Pomerania, Germany, January 27, 1848.
He received his early education in is native country and at the age of
eighteen entered the German army to undergo military training and served in
the Franco-German war of 1870-71.
Two years later in 1873, he immigrated to America, landing in New York and
from there proceeded to Joliet, Ill., and worked on a farm near that place
for several years and then engaged in farming on his own account.
He was united in marriage in the year 1880 at Plainfield, Ill., with Miss
CAME TO IOWA.
Mr. and Mrs. Binneboese came to LeMars in 1882 and took up a farm in Lincoln
township where they have made their home since. Ten children were born to
their union, three dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife,
three sons and four daughters. They are William Binneboese, of LeMars;
Albert and John, of Lincoln township; Mrs. Charles Moser, of Kingsley; Mrs.
Hermann Lang, of Stanton township; Mrs. William Frangen and Mrs. Fred Henry,
of Lincoln township. He also leaves a brother, John Binneboese, and a half
brother, Albert Kowalke, of Leeds, and a half sister, Mrs. Robert
Heimgartner, of Long Beach, California, four sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law,
three brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law.
WAS SUCCESSFUL FARMER.
After settling in Lincoln township, Mr. Binneboese developed and improved
his land and engaged in general faring ad stock raising and acquired more
land which he put under cultivation. He always took an active and healthy
interest in local affairs and was one of the organizers of the local church.
He has assisted his children in starting for themselves and was recognized
as one of the substantial and prominent men of the community. Although of a
reserved disposition, he had a large number of friends who will miss him in
the daily walks of life. He was a devoted husband and father, a kindly
neighbor and friend.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lincoln township
Lutheran Church of which he was a life long member and the body was laid in
its last resting place in the cemetery there. Rev. R. J. Torgler, pastor of
the church, conducted the services.
***John B. Connolly, a Spanish-American war veteran, residing on Third
Avenue SW, is confined to his home by illness suffering from rheumatism and
***Frank Johanning, Arthur and Oliver Loosbrock, of Lismore, Minn., and Miss
Helen Loosbrock, of Petersburg, Iowa, are guests at the home of Martin
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 18, 1925
HALF CENTURY ON HOMESTEAD
Hugh McDonald Lived Fifty-Two Years on the Same Farm
OLD SETTLER SUCCUMBS
Located on Sioux Line in Early Seventies
Hugh McDonald, a pioneer of Maurice vicinity, died at his home in Sioux
county, Tuesday night, following an illness of several weeks. Mr. McDonald
suffered a stroke of paralysis about eight weeks ago from which he did not
recover and had grown gradually weaker since that time.
Hugh McDonald was one of the early settlers in this part of the country and
had lived for fifty-two years on the farm, to which he came as a youth with
He was born near Newcastle, Pa., January 13, 1854, and was nearly 72 years
of age. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald, who immigrated from
Ireland and settled in Pennsylvania.
They came to Sioux county in 1873, and located on a farm in Sherman
township, two miles south of where the town of Maurice was later built. In
those early days and for years afterwards, LeMars was their trading point,
towns being few and far between, and Hugh McDonald had many friends and
countless acquaintances in Sioux and Plymouth counties.
He was united in marriage with Catherine Buckley, a member of another
pioneer family in the same vicinity, May 25, 1886.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife, five sons and a daughter, who are:
Joseph L. McDonald, of Hot Springs, S.D.; James McDonald, of Omaha, Neb.;
Francis McDonald, of Glendale, Cal.; and John, Will and Margaret, residing
at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Will Dealy, of Sioux City. There are
The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in St.
Mary’s church, Maurice, Rev. Father Greteman officiating, and interment made
in the cemetery at that place.
Hugh McDonald was a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and loyal
friend. He belonged to the generation now swiftly passing, who were called
to develop the country and convert the barren prairie into a paradise of
tillable farms. He battled like others the drawbacks which beset the early
settler in the grasshopper plagues and when conditions became better, farmed
successfully and afforded his children opportunities which were not
available for him in his own youth. He was active and interested in
community doings and social affairs and was highly esteemed by all who knew
him. He was a member of Trinity Council, Knights of Columbus, and also of
Leo Court, Catholic order of Foresters. Members of the orders will attend
the funeral in a body.
LeMars Sentinel, December 22, 1925
CLARENCE LAKE PASSES AWAY
Death Comes Friday Morning after Much Suffering
Clarence S. Lake, a highly respected farmer living one and one-half miles
north of Merrill passed away at an early hour Friday morning, December 18
 following an illness of several months duration with cancer. Funeral
services were held Sunday afternoon from the Merrill M.E. Church and were in
charge of Rev. J. J. DeWitt. Interment was made in the Merrill cemetery.
Clarence Sylvester Lake was born in Rockford, Ill., February 21, 1871, and
died at Merrill, Iowa, December 18, 1925, at the age of 54 years, 9 months
and 27 days. Mr. Lake has been failing in health for several months, but
his sickness was not considered serious until about six months ago when his
trouble became acute, and from which time he began to gradually fail until
the great enemy of all mankind won the final victory. Mr. Lake came to
Merrill at the age of ten years, when his parents located on the farm where
he spent the remaining forty years of his life. Shortly after the death of
his mother, he was united in marriage March 27, 1892, to Miss Jennie
Alderson. To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls.
One son died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his untimely death a wife; two
daughters, Mrs. Eva Dennler of Wessington Springs, S.D., Mrs. Ellen Lindsey
of Merrill, Iowa; and Eldon Lake of Lake Benton, Minn., and six
grandchildren, also two brothers, two sisters, one half sister and two half
brothers. He also leaves a host of friends and neighbors who will miss his
Clarence Lake was a charter member Merrill K. of P. Lodge, and also was a
member of the I.O.O.F. of Melbourne. Mr. Lake was of a rather quiet
disposition. His chief interest was at home and on his farm. He was a kind
and loving father and a good neighbor to all who knew him.
Helen Becker of Seney and Walter Woodhouse of Thomas , S.D. , Wed
Observe Double Event
Parents of the Bride Celebrate Their Silver Anniversary
A very pretty wedding was celebrated in the Seney church at 12 o'clock noon , Saturday, December 19, 1925 , when Rev. L. E. Wardle performed the ring ceremony which made Miss Helen Becker the bride of Walter Woodhouse, of Thomas , S.D. Promptly on the hour, to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played the Mrs. R. E. Chambers, the bridal couple entered the church. The bride on the arm of her father and followed by the bridesmaid, Miss Pearl Reeves met the groom and best man, Floyd Becker, at the altar, where an arch trimmed in the bride's colors of blue, grey and white, with a large white bell, formed a canopy where the vows were spoken.
This ceremony was on the silver anniversary of her parents, who were married here twenty-five years ago.
The bride was becomingly dressed in a grey georgette with fur trimming, somewhat similar to the wedding gown of her mother. The bridesmaid was gowned in a pretty blue satin crepe trimmed in grey. The bride carried an arm bouquet of butterfly roses. The ushers were Mrs. Bert Criswell and Miss Virla Cook, cousins of the bride.
RECEPTION AT HOME
After the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride's parents, half a mile from town, where a reception was held in honor of the newly wedded pair and her parents, whose silver anniversary it was. Mrs. Becker was charmingly gowned in silver crepe trimmed in blue.
A four course luncheon was served the assembled relatives and friends by Mrs. C. W. Reeves as hostess, assisted by Mrs. Bert Criswell, Mrs. Wilbur Criswell, Mrs. Jay Donlin and Miss Carol Haviland and Miss Ollie Haviland. The bridal couple were recipients of many beautiful gifts, while her parents received gifts of silver. Heartfelt congratulations are extended both couples by the entire community.
Out of town guests were: Mrs. Geo. Hughes, of Haxtun, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. John Becker, of Sioux City ; Mrs. Emma Haviland and daughters, Carol and Ollie, of LeMars; Mrs. R. E. Chambers, of Hazel, S. D.; Miss Florence Becker, of Wanbay, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Donlin and daughters, Elaine and Esther, of Dalton; Arthur and Edward Buse, of Gibbons, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Penning, son Wayne and daughter Rose, John Reeves and Mrs. L. Penning, of LeMars; Mrs. Geo. Woodhouse, Mrs. Fred Tetzloff and daughter, Elva, and Albert, Will and Pirley Woodhouse, of Thomas, S. D.
CARS IN COLLISION
Automobile driven by Bert Rollinger and Featherston was coming down the hill
north from the courthouse and Bert Rollinger from the east. The Rollinger
car hit the Featherston car amidships and busted off the running board and
crushed a wheel. The accident was reported at police headquarters.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schafer and daughter, Christine, leave this evening to
spend Christmas with relatives at South Bend, Ind. After the Christmas
holidays they will take a trip to Florida, remaining there several weeks.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 25, 1925
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Henry Darville is again under the care of a physician.
Mrs. Iona Clark and son James are on the sick list but is getting better
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeves and son, Donald, were Sioux City visitors Tuesday.
George Anstine, of Idaho, is here visiting at the home of his brother, E. F.
Oscar Darville, of Gayville, S.D., is visiting at the home of his sister,
Mrs. Roy McArthur.
Mrs. T. J. Rees spent Friday in Sioux City and Leeds with Mrs. Ernest Cliff,
who is very ill.
H. J. Hawkins, of Maurice, spent the day with his brother Richard and wife,
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hawkins December 22. Mother and
baby are doing well.
The Ladies Aid program on Tuesday evening was attended by an appreciative
audience. Lunch was served.
Emerson Kennedy, Adrian and Myrtle Holster, of Vermillion, S.D., are
spending their vacation at the home of their parents.
Miss Paulina Riter went to Sioux City Tuesday to spend a few days with her
aunts, Mrs. M. Myers and Mrs. Hugh Dealy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. March, sons Philip and George, of Akron, visited in the
home of Mr. March’s mother, Mrs. E. March, Tuesday.
About eighteen of our men folks had an oyster supper in the depot as the
result of a charivari on Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodhouse.
Mrs. S. J. Wallace and son, Wesley, of Akron, spent Tuesday with Mrs. W. E.
Hennrich and went to Austin, Minn., Wednesday morning.
Miss Constance Chapman arrived Sunday to spend her vacation from teaching in
North Dakota, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman.
Mrs. Geo. Hughes, of Haxtun, Colo., arrived here Friday to attend the
Woodhouse-Becker wedding and to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Deegan, Mr. and Mrs. R. N.
Deegan attended the funeral of Hugh McDonald, of near Maurice, Saturday
Miss Joyce Wardle, of Mt. Vernon, where she is attending school, arrived
here Saturday morning to spend the two weeks vacation with her parents, Rev.
and Mrs. L. E. Wardle.
Miss Lucile March is spending two weeks vacation from her school work at
Sioux City at the home of her mother, Mrs. E. March. Miss Deane Crowell, a
friend, is staying with her.
Heinrich Zimmerman died on Sunday afternoon from a paralytic stroke. Mr.
Zimmerman was a pioneer farmer of Elgin township, having lived on his farm
three miles northeast of town for many years.
Mrs. R. E. Chambers of Hazel, S.D., who has been visiting in this vicinity
during the past week, returned to her home Monday. W. J. Reeves taking her
to Struble to make train connections.
A musical and literary program will be given at the Seney Methodist church
Sunday evening, December 24, at 7:30.
“Awakening Chorus” by C. H. Gabriel – Choir.
Invocation – Pastor.
“Face to Face” Thompson, harp and violin duet – Mr. and Mrs. C. VonBerg.
“Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” Matthews – Choir.
Reading, “Santa Claus on the Train” – Verna Baldwin.
Selection by women’s quartet, “At Midnight”, Crosby –Mrs. John Walkup, Mrs.
Jessie Kennedy, Mrs. T. J. Rees, Mrs. W. E. Hennrich.
“Silent Night” Gruber, male quartet – M. J. Lancaster, Frank Becker, C. W.
Reeves, R. A. Hawkins.
Instrumental duet, harp and violin, selections from grand opera – Mr. and
Crusaders Hymn – Choir.
Reading, Dickens Christmas Carol – Verna Baldwin.
Male quartet selection.
“All Hail Immanuel” C. H. Gabriel – Choir.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
December 29, 1925
Bride is Daughter of Former School Superintendent at Remsen
Miss Agnes Wescoat, daughter of Prof. J. H. Wescoat, was married last week
at Meriden. Prof. Wescoat was superintendent of the schools at Remsen some
fifteen years and was a candidate for the position of superintendent of
county schools when that office was elective by the people. The Cherokee
Chief says of the wedding:
On last Thursday in Sioux City occurred the marriage of Miss Agnes Wescoat,
of Meriden, to Clarence Woltman, of Cherokee. The bride is the only
daughter of Supt. And Mrs. J. H. Wescoat of Meriden and is a graduate of the
high school there. She is a graduate of Morningside college and had taught
the past year in the consolidated school at Quimby. The groom is the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woltman, Eleventh street. He is a
graduate of the Cherokee high school and for the past few years has been
employed as clerk in the Main grocery. They will be at home to their many
friends after March 1, on a farm of the bride’s father near Quimby.
NUPTIAL VOWS ARE PLIGHTED
WALTER L. JENSEN, OF HINTON, AND MARJORIE FOWLER UNITED IN WEDLOCK
The marriage of Miss Marjorie Fowler, of Sioux City, and Walter L. Jensen,
of Hinton, took place Christmas Day.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. H. E. Hutchinson, pastor of
Grace Methodist Episcopal church, in the Fowler residence, 3817 Vine avenue.
Just before the ceremony Miss Edith Held, of Hinton, sang “At Dawning” and
“Oh, Promise Me.” Mendelssohn’s processional then was played by Miss Sara
Fowler as the party approached the bower of chrysanthemums, greenery and
holly, where the service was performed.
Miss Fowler entered with her father. She wore a becoming gown of orchid
satin back crepe with trimmings of purple French velvet. The dress was
fashioned with a long tight basque and a full circular skirt. She carried an
arm bouquet of bridal flowers.
Her attendant, Miss Cornelia Leuder, also wore a crepe frock in a deeper
purplish hue. Floyd Jensen, of Hinton, served as best man.
A wedding breakfast followed, covers being laid for thirty; among who were
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Ashton, of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Herriott, of
Casey; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winter and son, Donald of Hinton; Mr. and Mrs.
John T. Barrett, of Percival; and Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Held and family, of
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Jensen, of Hinton. The bride has
been teaching school at Sioux Rapids, Iowa, for the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. Jensen will reside at Centerville, S.D.