Iowa Old Press
Friday, June 3, 1927
WORK IN THE ORIENT
Rev. A.H. Preussner and Wife Engaged Missionary Work in East
Rev. A.H. Preussner and wife have arrived in LeMars to visit at the home of
Chris Mauer, father of Mrs. Preussner. They have been engaged in missionary
work for several years in the Orient and were located for some time in the
Island of Java and also in the Philippine Islands. Mr. Preussner has
recently been studying Arabic in an Egyptian university. They will spend
some time visiting in the states before resuming their work in missionary
APPEAL FOR CLOTHING
An appeal has been made to the Women's Christian Temperance Union for
clothing for the flood sufferers of the south. Will all those who can
possibly make a donation of summer clothing leave same at the Water and
Light office as soon as possible. Anything clean and ready to wear will be
Mrs. J. J. Scott, of Sioux City, visited over Decoration Day t the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Latham.
OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
William F. Getchell Engaged in Farming for Several Years in Plymouth
William F. Getchell, aged 76, died at the residence of his brother-in-law,
A. R. Morrison, 31 Fourth Avenue, S.W., Sunday morning following an illness
of some duration. The funeral was held Tuesday at the residence and
services were conducted at 2:30 at the Plymouth church at Crathorne and
interment made in the cemetery at that place. Rev. G.C. Albright, pastor of
the Plymouth church, conducted the services.
William F. Getchell was born October 25, 1851, at Marblehead, Massachusetts,
and died May 29, 1927, at the home of A.R. Morrison, at LeMars, Iowa, at the
age of 75 years, 7 months, and 4 days. He was the son of Wm. F. and
Elizabeth Getchell and was the eldest of three children. He was married to
Mary A. Morrison at Marblehead, Mass., June 10, 1897, and they continued to
make their home at Marblehead where Mr. Getchell was engaged in driving and
express wagon. In 1905 he moved to LeMars, Iowa, and engaged in farming
until 1911 when he moved to Idaho, returning to LeMars in 1925 where he has
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Getchell, one sister, Mrs. Roundy,
living at Marblehead, Mass., and his brother-in-law, A. R. Morrison, of
LeMars, with whom he had made his home since returning here, and these with
a host of friends mourn his departure.
Alfred Redmon, of Omaha, Neb., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Henry Leisinger,
and other relatives in LeMars. Mr. Redmon was an early resident in LeMars
and for a number of years subsequently conducted a lumber yard at Moville
for the M. A. Moore company of this city.
MANY FRIENDS OFFER TRIBUTES
Albrik Heimgartner Was Successful Farmer and Stock Raiser in Lincoln
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lincoln township
Lutheran church, for A. G. Heimgartner, a pioneer resident, Rev. A. J.
Torgler, the pastor officiating. The funeral was largely attended by old
neighbors and friends, and a large throng followed the remains to their
final resting place in the Lincoln cemetery.
Albrik George Heimgartner was born August 13, 1851, at Fislebach, Bazerk
Baden, Canton Argau, Switzerland, and came to America when a boy in the year
1865. On arrival in this country he worked for a while in New York state,
and later came westward, working as a carpenter in Chicago after the big
fire of 1872. He worked on a farm in Illinois for several years and then
came to Plymouth county in 1881, living here the remainder of his life.
Mr. Heimgartner was united in marriage to Anna Kurth, February 2, 1871, at
Peoria, Ill. Two children born to this union, George and Robert died in
infancy and Mrs. Heimgartner died in 1875.
He was married to Emilie Kowalke November 11, 1877, Ten children were born
to this union, nine of whom are living. They are Mrs. Andrew Zeifel, Mrs.
Fremont Ideker, Mrs. Fritz Lang, Mrs. O.W. Krause, Mrs. Carl Stabe, Mrs.
Chris Wiener, Henry Edward and Walter Heimgartner, all living in this
county. They were all at the bedside of their father when he passed away.
Mrs. Heimgartner died January 16, 1892, in Lincoln township.
Mr. Heimgartner was married a third time to Mrs. Marie Heimgartner, widow of
his brother, on July 3, 1909. She died on November 21, 1911, in LeMars and
her remains were taken back to Connecticut and buried beside the body of her
Albrik Heimgartner passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O.W.
Krause, May 28, after an illness of several months. He was at the Community
hospital here for several weeks. When it was found that he had but a short
time to live, he expressed a wish to go to his home in Lincoln township.
Mrs. Heimgartner and his wife came to Plymouth county in January 1881, and
purchased a farm in Lincoln township, which they developed and improved and
added to their land holdings. Mr. Heimgartner was a successful farmer and
stock raiser, and took much interest in the civic life of the community and
held a number of offices during his residence in the township, serving with
zeal and faithfulness. He was an active member of the Lincoln Lutheran
Mr. Heimgartner lived in Lincoln township since 1881, with the exception of
a short time when he resided in LeMars, and while away on a visit to his
PLYMOUTH COUNTY NEWS
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Frank Laughlin shipped a car load of fat cattle to Chicago Monday.
Allen Smith, of LeMars, was a caller at the Chas. Eyres home Tuesday.
Prof. and Mrs. V. I. Painter left last week to spend their vacation in
Evart Eyres is visiting relatives in LeMars and attending Bible school
Miss Ruth Eyres returned Saturday from Ruthven, Iowa, where she taught
school the past year.
Blanche and Ellen Eyres are spending a few days in LeMars visiting relatives
and attending Bible school.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Lucey and daughter, of Sioux City, spent a few days the
past week at the George Lucey home.
Everett Hall, of Wagner, S.D., arrived here Tuesday for a short visit at the
home of Fred Featherston and family.
Miss Elizabeth Koenig is spending a couple of weeks in the home of her aunt,
Mrs. Chas. Rosburg, west of Hinton.
Little Beulah Harvey, of Oyens, spent several days the past week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laughlin.
Miss Wava Harris, a student at Western Union college, spent the week end
visiting her former classmate, Miss Mary Eyres.
Miss Florence Keegan will leave the last of this week for Wayne, Nebr.,
where she will attend summer school and the Wayne Normal.
Mr. Hodgman, whose home is in California, visited his cousin, Mrs. Chas.
Eyres, Decoration Day while enroute to Minneapolis.
A meeting was held at the Union gymnasium Thursday evening at which time the
proposed bond issue for paving roads was discussed.
Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Smith and daughter, Bessie, left earl Wednesday for
Central City, Nebraska, where Mrs. Smith and Bessie will visit for several
weeks at the home of Mrs. Smith's mother and other relatives. Rev. Smith
will return home Thursday. Junior Koenig accompanied him on the trip.
A Sunday school board meeting was held in the church Tuesday evening and
matters of interest to the Sunday school discussed. Among other things the
matter of a Sunday school picnic was brought up and it was decided to hold a
picnic the last week in June. Place and exact date will be decided later.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Tony Toma, of Sioux City, was a caller here Friday.
Sam Uthe had a car of hogs on the Sioux City market on Thursday.
Helmuth Schweisow, of LeMars, visited his niece, Mrs. A. Jeffers, on Sunday.
Fred Riter went to Ames Saturday to a state track meet. He returned home on
Misses Amy Wenham and Carol Haviland, of LeMars, visited in the Nixon home
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Myers, of Sioux City, were calling at the W. E. Hennrich
home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. March, sons Philip and George, were calling at the home
of Mrs. E. March on Monday.
Allen Hinde went to Haxtun, Colo., Saturday night to visit a few weeks with
his brothers, Howard and Bob.
Miss Lucile March, of Sioux City, spent the week end with her mother, Mrs.
E. March, returning on Monday evening.
Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Winchester, of LeMars, visited Decoration Day at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Chamberlain.
Miss Florence Becker, of Waubay, S.D., visited a few days with her uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, this week.
The Ladies Aid met at the home of Mrs. Elam Chapman Wednesday, June 1.
After the business meeting a dainty lunch was served by the hostess.
The Elgin Farm Bureau met at the hall on Tuesday evening and heard a talk by
Supervisor Alesch on road bonds and a talk by County Agent Monroe. Lunch
was served. R. A. Hawkins was elected chairman of the Elgin Farm Bureau.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Justman motored to Lakefield, Minn., to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Utech. Mrs. Utech and son, Stanley, returned with them and visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Werley, until Sunday when Mr. Utech came after
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nixon, of Varina, and Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hickman, of
Truesdale, came on Friday to attend the graduation of their sister,
Genevieve Nixon, all going to Sioux City on Saturday. Mrs. Nixon and
daughters, Genevieve and Elizabeth, returned to their homes. Mrs. Hickman
will spend a few days with her mother.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Jack and Harold Kloster and Ray Bogh were in Sioux City on business Monday.
Mrs. Andrew Bogh and children, Sylvia and Gwendolyn, were in Sioux City
The Thorvald and Chris Kloster families attended the Decoration Day program
at Remsen Monday.
Friends and relatives gathered at the home of Frank Kunath Tuesday evening,
celebrating Shirley Mae's birthday.
A number of friends and relatives were invited to the home of Chris Klosters
Sunday, May 29, it being Vernon Miller's birthday.
The next regular meeting of the Fredonia Township Farm Bureau will be held
Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. at the Center school house. A program is being
The local leaders of Fredonia township Farm Bureau Women held a follow-up
meeting Thursday, at the home of Mrs. Andrew Bogh. They gave a very
interesting lesson on home made rugs. The almost lost art of the home made
rug is now being revived with renewed interest and enthusiasm. There were
thirteen women present.
Miss Eva Brown, H.D.A., held a training school for local leaders of Fredonia
Township Farm Bureau women at the home of Christ Kloster, Wednesday, May 25.
She gave a very interesting lesson on "Curtains and Draperies," and also
showed materials suitable for bedspreads. Those present were Mrs. A. B.
Juhl, Mrs. N. F. Petersen, Mrs. J. Koehler, Mrs. A. Bogh, Mrs. Tina Miller,
Miss Eva Anderson, and Miss Edith Kloster.
A. Bogh, J. Koldenhove, A. Lundgren, H. C. Anderson, F. Perry and L. Bouma
joined the auto caravan going to Sioux City Wednesday morning to inspect the
stock yards and packing plants. The particular object of the visitors was
to aid in the work of eradication of tubercular infection by spreading
information as to methods for stamping out diseases. M. O. Monroe, Plymouth
County Agent, led the delegation of Plymouth county men.
June 6, 1927
The Redmon barber shop, an institution of long standing, was sold by
Norman Redmon to J.J. Duster this week. Mr. Duster has leased the shop
to Lilburn L. Meek, who has been employed there for some time.
The Plymouth Milling company will soon open an elevator at Seney. W. E.
Hennrich of that town will have charge of the elevator.
A marriage license has been issued to S. Alva Jones of Lucas, S.D., and
Miss Edna Ferne King of Merrill.
T. J. Henkels, who has operated a store and been postmaster at Struble
for several years, has sold the store and resigned as postmaster.
Vincent Lewis bought the store and is a candidate for appointment as
Levi Deedrick and Miss Jeanette Druger, both well known in LeMars, were
married Thursday at the home of the bride's parents in this city.
Over an inch of rain was recorded Friday morning by the local weather
observer, H.N. Newell. Temperatures for the week were a little below
normal. One day the high was 84 degrees. The low reading was 43
A marriage license has been issued to Vincent Schnepf and Miss Mathilda
Ruppert, both of LeMars.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
LeMars, Plymouth Co. Iowa
Friday, June 10, 1927
JUNE BRIDES TAKING SWAY
Ferne KING, of Adaville, is Married to South Dakota Minister
Miss Ferne King of Merrill and Rev. S.A. Jones, of Lucas, S.D. were united in marriage last Wednesday, June 1, 1927, at the home of the bride's father near Adaville. The bride is a daughter of Warren J. King, of the Adaville vicinity. She has been a successful teacher in Johnson township for the past two and a half years. She is a graduate of Merrill highschool and took a course in Normal training at Morningside college during the summer of 1924. The bride was attired in a navy blue georgette ensemble with lace and ribbon trimmings. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Freda, who wore an American Beauty georgette ensemble trimmed in pearls. The groom has been pastor of the Lucas Baptist Church for the past four years and is highly esteemed by all the people there. He was accompanied by Calvin Andersen, of Akron. Rev. L. A. Fleming, of the Adaville U. B. Church officiated, using the ring ceremony. Following congratulations a delicious three-course wedding dinner was served on a long table decorated in blue and silver, the bride's chosen colors. The main feature was a large decorated wedding cake. Those present were Warren King, Mrs. Olive King and Stanley King of Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hawkins and sons, Duane, Royal and Norris of Westfield; Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Roggow and son, Vilas, of Burke, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Montagne, of Merrill, and Mrs. L. A. Fleming of Adaville. The couple spent a few days visiting with relatives and then departed for their home at Burke, S.D. A large circle of friends extend them best wishes for future success and happiness.
FABER - SAUER Wedding:
Popular Young Banker Weds Miss Sauer, of Alton
A pretty wedding took place Monday morning in St. Mary's church, Alton, at 8:00 o'clock, when Ray Faber, of Remsen, and Miss Collette Sauer, daughter of Mrs. Mary Sauer, of Alton, were united in marriage in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. Father F.J. Brune, celebrated the nuptial mass. The bride was attended by Miss Loretta Kuhl and the bridegroom by Joseph Sauer, a brother of the bride. The bride looked charming in a costume of white maline with lace and trimmings, and a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of bridal roses and lilies of the vallery. The bridesmaid was attired in an orchid colored georgette dress, and carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas.
A wedding breakfast in three courses was served to forty guests following the ceremony at the home of Mrs. M. Sauer. The table appointments and decorations were carried out in pink and lavendar, the chosen colors of the bride. The young people left on a brief honeymoon trip by motor and will later drive to Chicago.
TO VISIT IN ENGLAND
Nash Brothers, of Kingsley, to Visit Home of Their Ancestors
Sioux City Journal: City Clerk Richard Nash and his brother, Harry Nash,
Kingsley, will leave Wednesday night for England to visit relatives.
The brothers will be gone about six weeks, three of which will be spent in
visiting relatives at Worcester and London, England. The men expect to
return here about the last of July.
Mrs. Grace Ossian, assistant city clerk, will be in charge of the city
clerk's office while Mr. Nash is away.
MERRILL MAN ANSWERS CALL
William Lindsey was Resident of this County Forty-Two Years
A resident of Plymouth county for the past 42 years, William Lindsey, of
Merrill, a retired farmer, died of an attack of diabetes at his home
following a lingering illness. He was 69 years old.
Mr. Lindsey was well known in the vicinity of Merrill. For several years he
was president of the Farmer's elevator there. He retired from active life
nine years ago and moved to Merrill.
Born in Galena, Ill., Mr. Lindsey lived there until he was married in 1885
when he moved to Iowa and settled in Plymouth county near Merrill, where he
had resided continuously since. He was a member of the Methodist church in
Surviving are his widow, Barbara; three sons, L. L. Lindsey, of Graettinger;
W. T. Lindsey, of Sioux City and A. G. Lindsey, of Merrill; two daughters,
Mrs. L. N. Hauser and Mrs. Glenn Stinton, of Merrill, and three brothers:
John, of Lake Andes, S.D.; Tom, of Hot Springs, S.D., and George, of Galena,
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Merrill Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Mark Masters officiating. Interment was
made in the Merrill cemetery.
Tuesday, June 14, 1927
WAR VETERAN DIES
Julius Morey Was One of the Early Settler In This Vicinity
Mayor Wallace Winslow was notified Sunday of the death of Julius Morey,
Civil War veteran, who passed away Friday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Harley Whittingham, in Hawarden, following an illness of a few days. He was
born in New York in 1843.
Enlisting in Company G., Eighteenth Wisconsin infantry, Mr. Morey served
three years and two months. He was in some of the most severe fighting of
the war. Following they war he came west and in 1871 located south of
Hawarden, in Sioux county, and homesteaded adjoining the Plymouth county
line, in Preston township. In the pioneer days LeMars was his trading
point, and he was well known to a number of the older residents.
Mr. Morey is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harley Whittington, and Mrs.
Thomas Hatton, of Hawarden, and Mrs. J. A. Eddy, of Worthington, Minn. He
also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Sunday at the Associated church, at Hawarden, with Rev.
A. M. McIntosh, of Sioux City, in charge.
ENJOY FAMILY REUNION
Meet for First Time Since Celebration of Golden Wedding of Parents
Twenty-four years ago the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Miller was
celebrated at the home of their eldest daughter, at Ida Grove. A later
reunion of the Miller family was held in LeMars, June 11, 1927, at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Nicolls. At the Golden Wedding every child was
present, seven sons and four daughters. Death and misfortune have cut down
this number in the passing years. The following who were also present at
the reunion here: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sterling, of San Francisco; Jay D.
Miller, of Chicago, an official in the firm of Sprague Warner & Co.; William
C. Miller and wife, of Chicago, Mr. Miller is an officer of the Hartford
Insurance Company; Ira Miller and wife, of Sioux City; Ed Miller and wife,
of Bronson, Iowa; Charles S. Macomber, of Ida Grove; Miss Lena C. Miller, a
grand-daughter, and Miss Betty Miller, a great grand-daughter; John S.
Miller and wife, of Los Angeles, California; and Anna Cottrell and husband,
of Newkirk, Okla, were unable to be present at the reunion held at the home
of Kate Miller Nicolls, in LeMars, on account of illness in their families.
PLYMOUTH COUNTY NEWS
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Jay Forbes was a Sioux City visitor Thursday.
Mrs. Franzier, of Humboldt, S.D., is visiting friends here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hayes, of LeMars, were visiting friends here Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hauck, of Varina, visited at the Mahlon Hauck home this week.
Mrs. E. Ridenour entertained the Fourth Division of the Methodist Aid Friday
Mrs. Joseph Sharp and children, of DesMoines, arrived Wednesday for a visit
with Mr. Sharp.
Mrs. Laura Cassin returned from DesMoines Wednesday for a short visit with
her son and parents.
Francis Delaney, of Marcus, and Miss Clara Bell Beaman were united in
marriage at St. Michael's church Wednesday morning.
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
John Kale motored to Salem, S.D., Sunday.
Mrs. G. H. Kale spent Sunday visiting friends in Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Weidenfeller spent last week at Storm Lake.
Fredrick Vernon, Jr., visited in the E. M. Kennedy home over the weekend.
Louis Gunther left Tuesday to attend the funeral of a brother-in-law at
Mr. and Mrs. Hilnes, of Remsen, were Sunday visitors at the Jas. Gardner
Johnny Thompson left for Wessington Springs, S.D., where he will visit from
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bristow are visiting with relatives in Omaha the first of
Dr. P. L. Ellis is navigating with difficulty, the result of a horse
stepping on his foot.
The ladies of the Merrill Lutheran church held a bake sale Saturday.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Mable Nixon, of Sioux City, visited a short time at the home of Mrs. F.
B. Nixon on Wednesday.
Mrs. Oscar Haviland, daughter Ollie and Miss Amy Wenham, of LeMars, were
callers at the Nixon home on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Nixon, of Sioux City, were calling at the home of their
mother. They brought Elizabeth home. She has been with her grandmother at
Sac City for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cook, of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived here on Tuesday,
having been ten days on the way. They stopped at Haxtun, Colo., to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hughes. They expect to stay a month before they return
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Deegan, son Joseph and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman were
dinner guests on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Obermeier [sic
Obermire] in LeMars.
John Lancaster, Jr., took a truck load of cattle to Sioux City Monday. John
Lancaster, Sr., accompanied him.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kunath were hosts at dinner Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. John
Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Osborne, Jessie, Lois, Georgene and Billy Osborne
and Stephen Osborne.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker were hosts at dinner Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Cook, Virla and John Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Criswell and son Irvin, Harvey
Buss and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cook, of Los Angeles, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hickman, of Truesdale, went to Sioux City Tuesday where
they will stay a few days. Mr. Hickman will teach in summer school at
A number of the farmers are taking advantage of the elevator being opened.
W. J. Reeves, J. Smidt, P. Pletchette, Weidenfeller Bros. and others have
been hauling corn.
The W.H.M.S. will meet at Ethel Moir's June 15. All members are requested
to bring or send their birthday money.
Mrs. Frank Becker and Floyd, Mrs. Albert Penning and daughter, Mable,
motored to Pipestone, Minn., last Thursday and met Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Woodhouse, of Thomas, S.D. Mrs. Woodhouse is the daughter of Mrs. Becker.
Mrs. Penning and Mable visited relatives at Pipestone.
Word was received by Mrs. A. McArthur that her father, Wm. Lancaster, is
sick at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Wauser (sic Wonser), at Unity,
Wis. At last report he is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Ewin, of LeMars, were calling on relatives here on Sunday.
They left Dorothy at Roy McArthur's to visit a week with Ruth.
H. C. Detloff had a truck load of stock on the Sioux City market Monday.
Mrs. Henry Darville, of LeMars, and Mrs. Morgan Coolbaugh, of Morgan, Okla.,
were calling on old friends here on Wednesday. Mrs. Coolbaugh will visit
her bother, Watson, in Minnesota and at Spencer with the Albros before she
The ladies of the church cleaned it and the hall Tuesday.
The Sunday school will have charge of the morning services by giving a
program for Children's day.
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Myers, of Sioux City, were calling on the W. E. Hennrich
home on Wednesday.
The Seney Elevator opened for business on June 1 and has been a busy place
ever since. The firm will try to accommodate the people of the community.
PERRY CENTER: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dilley and daughter, Constance, visited at the home of
Mrs. M. Petersen.
The poster committee met at the home of Mrs. Ernie Luce Tuesday afternoon to
William Flannery and family, of Sioux City, visited at the John and Adolph
Kovarna homes Wednesday and Thursday.
Frank Peterson, of Pomeroy, is visiting at the homes of David Swanson and
Oliver Bonnes, who returned home from Pomeroy Monday evening after a week
end visit there.
Miss Henrietta VanderBroek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank VanderBroek, has
been quite seriously ill.
Peter Van Peursem and daughter, Edith, and Marie DeJong, left Tuesday to
spend several days at the Minnesota lakes.
A deal was made last week in which John Maasen sold his house and property
to Jake Mieras and the latter sold his house in town to Mr. Maasen. Mr.
Maasen expects to build there in the fall.
Ben DeJager passed away suddenly Monday afternoon at about four o'clock at
the age of 70 years. Funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and interment was
made in the Sherman township cemetery.
A pretty June wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dykstra
at Hull, June 7, when their daughter, Gertrude, was united in marriage with
Ralph Lawrence VanPeursem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanPeursem of this
place. The ceremony took place at high noon, with Miss K. Dykstra, sister
of the bride, playing the wedding march. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Duiker, of Maurice. The bride was attractively attired in a gown of white.
They were attended by Eva VanWyke and John Aberson. The happy young couple
will leave for Ames Friday where Mr. VanPeursum will attend school for the
summer months. Many friends and relatives from here attended the wedding
and reception which was given in the evening.
CRAIG: (From the Independent)
Mrs. W. R. Garr and son, Lee Calkins, of LeMars, were Craig visitors
Miss Emma Johnson arrived from Ihlen, Minn., Friday for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson, and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Johnson spent the latter part of the week and the first
of this visiting at the home of his brother, W. R. Johnson, at Coon Rapids,
June 17, 1927
BREAKS ANKLE IN CAR UPSET
JOHN HINDE, OF ELGIN TOWNSHIP, BADLY HURT WHEN AUTO IS DITCHED
FLOYD VALLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mary Tindall fell from a chair while at play and cracked her elbow.
Sister Raphael, of St. Vincent's hospital of Sioux City, visited at the home
of her father on Monday.
Mrs. Oakes, of Westfield, was a visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Charles Kroksh, the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kolbeck and Rev. Joe Stammer, of Salem, S.D., were guests
at the N. J. Kellen home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rollins and son, Virgil, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holtzman
and daughters, Marion and Joan, were Sunday visitors at the Joe Meis home.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meis were called to LeMars Monday, on account of the
serious illness of Mr. Meis' mother, Mrs. Anton Meis, who is improving
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean McArthur and granddaughters, Ethel and Joyce, of Sheldon,
visited relatives here on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hickman spent Sunday with Mrs. Hickman's mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wallace and children, of Akron, visited friends here on
Mrs. J. F. Deegan and son, John F., motored to Newell last week to stay a
few days with relatives.
Miss Constance Chapman returned on Thursday from Dazey, N.D., where she has
been teaching the past year.
Guy Anstine and Miss Pearl Anderson, of Chadron, Neb., spent Monday with
Mrs. John Walkup and the children.
Miss Deane Crowell, of Sioux City, accompanied Miss Lucile March home and is
staying at the March home for a visit.
E. F. Anstine was over to supper. They returned home taking Evan to stay
four or five weeks in visit with his father.
Miss Laura Buss and Mrs. Bates, of Darlington, Wis., are spending their
vacation with their brothers, Ed and Harry Buss.
The W.H.M.S. met at the home of Ethel Moir on Wednesday. After the business
meeting a dainty lunch was served.
The school board here elected as teachers for the coming year: Miss Jennie
Levins, of LeMars, and Miss Clara Metcalf, of Sioux City.
A number of people from this community, attended the first solemn high mass
of Rev. Father Arthur Poeckes, in LeMars, on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Nixon and Miss Mabel Nixon, of Sioux City, made a short
visit on Tuesday evening with their mother, Mrs. F. B. Nixon, returning in
the evening and Miss Genevieve returned with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nixon, of Varina, arrived on Tuesday to stay a few days at
the home of Mr. Nixon's mother. They are on their way home from Omaha,
where Mrs. Nixon has been visiting her people for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Deane, Tom Buss, Mrs.Will Buss and son, Elmer, of Harlan,
visited over Sunday at the Ed. and Harry Buss homes, also with Mr. and Mrs.
Sol Perry in LeMars. Mrs. Deane and Mr. Buss are Mrs. Perry's sister and
Friends here will be interest to know a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Penning, of near Pipestone, Minn., and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Kunath, south of LeMars, last week, also a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T. K.
Chapman, last Friday.
June 20, 1927
SCHOOL TEACHER IS STANTON TWP. BRIDE
Miss Carrie Bayle and Geo. Schrooten United In Marriage—To Make Their Home
on Groom’s Farm
George Schrooten of Stanton twp., and Miss Carrie Bayle, youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bayle of Sloan, Ia., were united in marriage at the
First Congregational Church, Sioux City, on Wednesday, June 8, by Rev. Wm.
Wilson of Sloan. Immediate relatives and friends of the couple, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Bunch of LeMars were present.
The bride was charmingly dressed in a gray georgette gown over rose colored
satin, with hat and accessories to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of
Following the ceremony the wedding party went to the Martin Hotel where a
wedding dinner was served. Following the dinner they made a short honeymoon
trip in the southern part of the state and returned to LeMars on Thursday,
June 9, and visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bunch, where a 6
o’clock dinner was served. Miss Neva Martene of Merrill was a special guest.
Mr. Schrooten is a prosperous young man with many friends, and was a member
of the American Expeditionary forces in France, figuring in several of the
big battles. Miss Bayle is a graduate of the Sloan high school, and is very
popular among the younger social set. For the past year she has been
teaching in the Center school in Stanton township, where she has made many
The newly married couple are now making their home on Mr. Schrooten’s farm
in Stanton township, where they will be glad to meet all their friends.
June 21, 1927
LE MARS YOUTH TAKES A BRIDE
Percy Kanago, of This City, Weds Miss Adeline Lacoma of Omaha
Percy L. Kanago and Miss Adeline D. Lacoma, of Omaha, were united in
marriage at the First Baptist church in this city Sunday morning at 10
o'clock, Rev. J. L. Pickett officiating. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Melvin Kanago, of this city. The bride was attired in a pretty costume of
apricot crepe with accessories to match.
Following the ceremony the bridal party went to the home of the groom's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Kanago, where a three course wedding dinner was
The young people left in the afternoon on a motor trip and will be home to
their friends in Omaha after July 1.
The bridegroom is a well known LeMars youth and a graduate of the LeMars
high school class of 1922. He holds a responsible position with the Western
Storage Auto company, of Omaha.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Little Doris Miller has been on the sick list.
The rain which came Thursday delayed corn cultivating for a few days.
A number of roads in this vicinity are being graded up again after the heavy
A few relatives and friends from Sioux Center, visited at the Jake
Duistermars home Wednesday evening.
Mrs. T. Kloster arrived home Friday afternoon having spent a week with her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Kunath.
A number from Fredonia township went to the Farm Bureau picnic Thursday,
June 16, but were greatly disappointed when it started to rain but some
stayed until it was finished. Fredonia won third prize on the booth and
Mrs. Jake Duistermars, demonstrator, won first on hooked rugs.
PERRY CENTER: (Special Correspondence)
Harold Hansen and family of Sioux City were Sunday visitors at the Nels
Mrs. Harry Goebel and children, of Sioux City, spent Tuesday at the Oliver
Frank Peterson returned to Pomeroy Thursday evening after a visit at the
Oliver Bonnes, David and Martin Swanson homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Maxey entertained the John Kovarna, Thomas Von Drake and
George Maxey families at dinner Sunday.
Miss Anna Petersen, who was operated upon for appendicitis over a week ago,
is improving at the Methodist hospital in Sioux City.
A baby boy arrived at the Clarence Von Drak home Sunday morning, June 12.
The little boy has been named Dale Clarence. Congratulations.
Miss Mabel Clemensen was operated on for appendicitis Tuesday at the
Lutheran hospital in Sioux City. Her many friends hope her a speedy
The Perry Prim and Trim 4-H girls club held their June meeting at the home
of Pauline Anderson Wednesday with an attendance of nineteen members.
Mrs. David Swanson attended the fifth annual interstate conference of Farm
Bureau women Wednesday in Sioux City and gave a short talk on "The Joy of
Being a Local Leader."
County Attorney George Sturges and County Agent M. O. Monroe, of LeMars,
came down from LeMars to a meeting at the Perry Center school Friday evening
and gave a thorough explanation of the road bond issue.
Sunday visitors at the Oliver Bonnes home were Mr. and Mrs. Ever Bonnes, of
Los Angeles, California, Lawrence, Kenneth, Namoa, Iona, Dorothy and Roy
Bonnes, of Sioux City, Frank Peterson, of Pomeroy, and David Swanson and