October 6, 1927
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
C.W. Reeves left Thursday of last week for Webster City as a lay delegate to
the Northwest Iowa Conference. He returned home on Monday.
Mrs. R.A. McArthur and daughter, Ruth and son, Raymond, and Miss Ethel
Darville motored to Gayville Saturday and spent the weekend with their
parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darville.
John Osborne and Moritz Kunath are putting down a new well at the home of
Mrs. Susan Haviland.
Rev. S. J. Wallace of Akron visited with friends here Sunday evening and
Monday on his way home from the annual conference at Webster City. Friends
here will be interested to know that he has been transferred to Salix for
the coming year.
Miss Lucile March of Sioux City spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
March, and sister, Mrs. Jessie Kennedy.
Miss Pauline Riter spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Henrich.
She is attending high school in Sioux City.
Don't forget the Ladies Aid meeting next Wednesday afternoon with Mrs.
Albert Hawkins. Election of officers will be held and all ladies of the
community are invited.
Lawrence Bray of LeMars was visiting relatives here on Monday evening.
Mrs. A.D. Jeffers visited her uncle, H. Schweisow, in LeMars Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur and John McArthur of
Paola, Kans., who are visiting here, met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will
McArthur of Sioux City on Sunday at a family gathering where about 22 guests
partook of a bounteous dinner. The McArthur families are well known here
having lived north of town when young people.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Henrich attended the funeral of Mrs. James Chenhall of
Ireton on Tuesday afternoon.
The wood sawers were in town on Wednesday and sawed ties for C. E. Ewin,
Mrs. Iona Clark, Irving McArthur and Ole Olson.
Our people were glad to learn that Rev. M. L. Metcalf has been returned to
Seney for the coming year.
John and Joe Deegan were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
Will Falk of LeMars visited Tuesday in the home of his son, Frank and wife.
Alex McArthur and Mrs. Irving McArthur were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Henrich motored to Ireton and visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Henrich.
Floyd Becker, accompanied by Floyd Moore of LeMars, left Thursday morning
for Thomas, S.D., to visit in the home of the former's brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodhouse. They expect to enjoy pheasant
hunting while away.
OYENS: (By Special Correspondent)
Mrs. Anna Pick and daughter Jean of Alton were Tuesday afternoon guests in
the Rolfes home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gengler visited their daughter, Mrs. Jack Theresen, and
Toval Kloster has recently received a shipment of sheep from market for
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strohbeen and children and Harry Kemp and daughter spent
Sunday evening at Remsen.
Raymond Kaiser has returned from a visit of several weeks with friends at
Mr. and Mrs. John Meis entertained Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Meis and their
daughter, Mary Audrey, of Sioux City Sunday evening at dinner.
The Oyens Social Club elected new officers for the coming year at their
monthly meeting last Monday night. Mrs. Majeres was made president, Mrs.
Peter Fisch, vice-president, and Mrs. Hansen was elected secretary.
Mrs. Elizabeth Raker and John left for their home Tuesday following a short
visit at the Jack Delperdang home.
Joe Strohbeen, Harry Kemp and Paul Petersen went fishing in a stream near
Merrill Sunday, resulting in a very fine catch.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mayrose, Miss Anna and Adolph Mayrose attended the Clay
county fair at Spencer last week. They also visited relatives at Moneta.
Vincent Schraeder has been on the sick list the past week.
Al Orban, now living on the Henry Goebel farm northwest of LeMars, has
leased a farm six miles northwest of there from the Henry Ahlers estate.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kramer and family of South Dakota visited Mrs. Kramer's
mother, Mrs. Peters, Sunday.
Rosella Thill is spending this week as a guest of her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Mayrose.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Doud were LeMars visitors Sunday.
Nick Gengler left for Kansas City on a business trip Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hats and children visited the Nick Gengler family Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. William Scheitler were very pleasantly surprised on the
occasion of their eleventh wedding anniversary at their home Monday night by
a large number of relatives and friends. The evening was spent in dancing
to music furnished by the Freking Brothers of LeMars.
The first Social Club Card party of the season was a decided success on
Sunday night for the attendance was good. The five hundred prizes were won
by Mike Gengler, first of the men and Mike Weber second while Katie Rolfes
had ladies' high score and Mrs. John Gengler second. Mrs. Matt Ruba
received the first prize for the ladies in pinochle. Regina Bohlke was
second and Al Bortscheller first for the men and Fred Bohlke won second.
Court Joan of Arc of the C. D. of A. held their annual Oyens meeting in
Columbia Hall Tuesday night with a large attendance from both Remsen and
Oyens. After the business meeting, five hundred was played and the prizes
won by Mrs. Esser, high score and Mrs. Raker, consolation.
ELGIN: (By Special Correspondent)
W. E. Albert was a Sioux City visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. Frank Utech and son, Stanley, of Lakefield, Minn., are visiting
relatives here this week.
Mrs. Fred Forrette of Dell Rapids, S.D., visited at the W. P. Justman home
in Elgin and with other relatives in LeMars last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschampel visited at the T. Cain home in Stanton township
one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Utech were Sioux City visitors last week, Thursday.
Frances Langendorfer, of Grant township, visited with her friend, Orpha
Thompson, one day last week.
Mrs. Gus Belan of Garrettson, S.D., is visiting relatives in this vicinity.
John Mandelkow is busy filling his silo.
Monday, October 10, 1927
KINGSLEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Mrs. F. W. Kehrberg is seriously ill at her home here.
The Missionary society of the Congregational church met Wednesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. E. J. Liechty.
The W.C.T.U. was to have met at the home of Mrs. Walter Karlson Thursday
afternoon but was postponed until next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Karlson were called to Nebraska by a message informing
them of the illness of Mr. Karlson's mother. They left by auto Friday
Ray Manning and Ira Mitchell spent a few days last week at Shenandoah, Iowa.
Miss Lucille Finch and friend, Martin Miller, of Ashland, Neb., visited here
at the Floyd James home last Sunday.
C. R. Pluebaugh of Omaha, Nebr., was a dinner guest at the R. O. Brownell
home Thursday of last week.
There was a committee meeting of the ladies of the Congregational church at
the home of Mrs. Charles Gouch Monday afternoon of last week.
Mrs. George Krapfl was hostess to a few friends at her home Saturday
afternoon. The afternoon was spent at bridge. A dainty lunch was served at
The choir of the Congregational church held a party at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. F. J. Liechty last Friday evening. They enjoyed an evening of games,
followed by a delicious lunch.
Miss Lucille Henderson entertained a few friends last Saturday evening.
Miss Alice Lyle entertained a group of friends last Friday night in honor of
her friend, Miss Muriel Easten, of Whiting, Iowa.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Carter Monday, October 3, a daughter.
In a letter received by a friend from Mrs. Ed Page, stated that they had
arrived safely and made the trip from Iowa to California in seven days and
had rainy days most of the time. There were well and at the same old
address and enjoying California weather, fruit and flowers.
Wednesday night the American Legion had a chicken fry. There was a good
turn-out and the boys enjoyed their feed.
FREDONIA: (By Special Correspondent)
The ladies of Fredonia township had their monthly meeting at the home of
Mrs. Lou Bouma Thursday afternoon and it was very well attended.
Friends and relatives gathered at the Nick Kloster home Wednesday evening to
help celebrate his birthday.
The regular monthly Farm Bureau meeting of Fredonia township will be held
Wednesday, October 12th, at the Center school house. Everybody welcome.
Miss Martha Bork was a weekend guest at the Chris Kloster home.
Jack Kloster and Roy Bogh are busy fixing up the road in this township.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Cook of California, former missionaries in India, visited at
the Niels Mortensen home last week. Mrs. Cook is an aunt of Mrs. Mortensen.
Friends and relatives helped Niels Petersen celebrate his birthday Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lassen and the children were visitors at the Morten
Mortensen home Friday evening.
Miss Dagmar Soe spent Thursday night at the Jake Foreman home.
STANTON NO. 1: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dobbert attended the wedding of Miss Estella Dobbert in
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pratt of Morningside were dinner guests in the Ralph
Schrooten home Sunday.
George Plendel had his grain threshed one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kowalke of Leeds visited in the G. C. Schulz home
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Werth and daughter, Celesta, were Sunday guests in the
Wm. Stoewer home.
Miss Myrtle Bunch, who attends high school at Doon, spent the weekend at the
home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bowers and the children, Elwood, Royad and Marjorie
motored to Climbing Hill Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ruhland and family visited with relatives at Struble
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schrooten were Sunday dinner guests in the Chas. Danne
home near Merrill.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Greenwalt entertained Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ideker
Sunday, October 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Krause were visitors in the Will Kounkel home on
Little Ione Pashan spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. August Buck.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Neyen and the children, Mrs. Ben Ruhland, Mike Ruhland
motored to Struble to visit relatives Sunday.
ELGIN: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Al Orban and two children were Sunday dinner guests at the T.
K. Chapman home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Deegan and son were Sunday guests at the Henry Schlessel
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lampert and son, Edward, and Miss Kate Nothem of Remsen
were here Tuesday night to attend the church supper at Struble given by the
St. Joseph parish.
Mr. Nick Schlesser, Sr., returned Thursday after spending two weeks at the
Joe Lampert home at Remsen, and the N. L. Younger home at Hospers.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Moir and son were Sioux City shoppers Tuesday.
Will Moir and Glenn Moir trucked a load of cattle to Sioux City Wednesday.
George Rhode is finishing up the building of a garage on the Henry Schlesser
place this week.
John Deegan shipped a carload of hogs to Sioux City market to be sold on
Saturday market. Roy Deegan also sold a carload of hogs this week.
Mrs. Mike King and daughter, Eileen, of Sioux City and Mrs. Mary Fitzpatrick
of LeMars were guests in the James Deegan home Tuesday and attended the
church supper at Struble in the evening.
A number of young folks were entertained in the Koldenhoven home Friday
evening in honor of Joe Koldenhoven's birthday.
T. K. Chapman shelled corn for John Deegan Saturday.
Miss Elvira Schemmer was called home to Rock Valley Wednesday on account of
the illness of her mother. Miss Florence Keegan is acting as substitute
teacher in her absence.
Several from this neighborhood attended a party in the Will Buss home near
Seney Friday evening.
The supper and bazaar given by the ladies of St. Joseph's parish in Struble
Tuesday evening was attended by a very large crowd, many from the
neighboring towns attending. The weather was ideal and a nice sum was
cleared and an enjoyable time was had by all who attended.
Henry Walz Sr., respected citizen of Clay county for many years, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Phil Cleland, on Saturday, September 24th, 1927,
at the age of 82 years, two months and 13 days.
He was born July 11, 1845, at Kuppenheim, Germany. At the age of 21 years
he came to the United States and settled at Youngstown, Ohio. October 25,
1870, he was married to Frances Kapoff and to this union seven sons and
three daughters were born. Three of these died in infancy and one son, John
A Walz, died on March 4, 1903. Surviving Mr. Walz are Andrew J., Henry A.,
Leo F., and Mrs. P.A. Cleland, all living at Vermillion; Mrs. Lawrence
Byrnes, of Akron, Iowa, and Mrs. Frank Nehls, of Beach, N.D. He also leaves
a step-daughter, Mrs. Max Schmeltzer, of West Union, Iowa, and 30
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Walz died on July 25,
In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Walz moved to Maurice, Iowa, and lived there for 13
years at the end of which time they came to Vermillion and bought the John
Hart place south of town, where the family lived for many years. After the
death of his wife and during the latter years of his life, Mr. Walz lived
with his sons and daughters.
All of the children were with their father when he died. Mr. Walz was a
highly respected citizen, a good father and good friend to all who knew him.
His passing is deeply regretted by the whole community.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 8:30 at St. Agnes church in
this city and burial was at the cemetery at Maurice, Iowa, by the side of
the body of his wife.
Monday, Oct. 17, 1927
KINGSLEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Mrs. F. R. Kehrberg died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John
Sternberg of paralysis Thursday, October 13, in the afternoon. Funeral
arrangements have not been made at this writing.
Mrs. Walter Karlson went to the country Friday to assist her mother for a
Mr. and Mrs. Williams of Sioux Falls were called here Thursday night by a
message informing them of the serious illness of Mrs. William's father,
Mrs. Thomas Foran and little baby daughter, Thelma Gene, arrived home from
Providence, R.I., Thursday noon where Mrs. Foran had been for the past six
weeks visiting her brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stern of Fredericksburg, Iowa, visited a few days last week
at the home of Mrs. Eva Fike.
Mrs. L. Bertha of Omaha and Mrs. Bracken of San Francisco, California,
visited here last week at the Perry Hill home.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Grier arrived home last week from Des Moines, where they
were visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Tames of Centerville, South Dakota, were Kingsley visitors
one day last week.
Robert Grier and sister, Mrs. L. R. Chapman of Morningside, are visiting
relatives at Gibbons, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Southwick and daughters are spending a few days at Greene,
Mr. and Mrs. Logan Effner and family of Pierson and Mrs. Richmond of Dell
Rapids visited at the Ray Stevens home Sunday of last week.
J. Q. Handley, returned home last week from a visit at Cedar Rapids, his
F. M. Beardsley attended The Tri-State Press Association meeting in Sioux
City Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week and also won the trophy
given by the Western Newspaper Union for the golf tournament held at the
Sioux City Country Club.
Mrs. Ella Sears and Mrs. Lena Christiansen left Monday of last week for a
visit with relatives and friends at Maquoketa, Iowa.
William Howder came last week to visit at the home of his sister, Mrs.
George Burkheart, and with other relatives here.
Mrs. R. Shoener and little son of Raymond, South Dakota, are visiting here
at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wissler.
Mrs. Levins of Sioux City came on Thursday to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tilden Sloan, Monday, October 10, a daughter.
Vernon Heacock of Danbury visited one day last week at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Heacock.
Mrs. J. M. Wormley and Francis Wormley were Sioux City visitors on Wednesday
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Ellis and family of Allen, Nebraska, visited on Sunday
last at the R. O. Brownell home here.
Dewey Carter and wife of Sloan visited here with relatives last week.
The W.C.T.U. met Friday afternoon with Mrs. O. Blacksten.
Mrs. M. F. Rathbun visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. Miller, at
Sioux City last week.
C. F. and Earl Cunningham were visitors Sunday of last week at Jefferson,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pattison of Marcus visited at the R. J. Pattison home here
Sunday of last week.
Mrs. Ella Sears and Mrs. Lena Christiansen spent a few days last week in
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lancaster, Vincent Lancaster, Mrs. John Lancaster and
Miss Ina were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday. Mrs. E. M. Lancaster is
taking treatments in Sioux City, and Mrs. John Lancaster visited her
brother, Solomon Mills.
Reverend M. L. Metcalf left the latter part of the week for Plover, Iowa, to
conduct revival meetings and expects to be gone three Sundays. His pulpit
will be filled by able preachers and a good attendance is desired. Next
Sunday, October 16, Reverend T. S. Bassett, of Sioux City, will preach in
the morning and Reverend Mark Masters of Merrill will have charge of the
evening service. On Sunday, October 23, Dr. F. E. Mossman, president of
Morningside College of Sioux City will preach and in the evening Gordon
Metcalf, and his young friends, a gospel team, will have charge. This will
be a musical with the talks and a fine evening for all, especially the young
folks. Let us have a full church.
A crowd of young folks gathered at the Will Buss home on Friday evening and
enjoyed an evening of dancing. At the close of the evening refreshments
Mrs. Byron VanZant of Montana, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and daughter of
Akron were visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Osborne on Sunday.
R. A. McArthur lost a horse one day the past week.
Mrs. Mike King and daughter, Ilene, of Sioux City and Mrs. Mary Fitzpatrick
visited in the J. J. Deegan home one day last week and attended the bazaar
in Struble given by the Catholic Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Darville gave a dancing party to their many friends last
Monday night, which was enjoyed by all.
John McArthur of Paola, Kansas, left for his home on Tuesday after visiting
relatives and friends here at the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeForce and small daughter of LeMars were callers here on
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Atter and children were Sioux City visitors on Wednesday.
The Ladies Aid Society met on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Albert Hawkins.
After the election of officers and other business, a dainty lunch was served
by the hostess.
A reception was held in the hall last Wednesday evening, in honor of
Reverend and Mrs. M. L. Metcalf, and family. The Good Samaritan Class of
the Sunday school having charge of arrangements. A program and short talks
welcoming Reverend Metcalf back for the year was given and the class served
refreshments, after which all enjoyed an hour of visiting.
Misses Lucile March and Deanna Crowell of Sioux City were visiting in the
Mrs. Elizabeth March home recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reeves (sic Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rees) had company for dinner last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Dainey and children of Pipestone, Minnesota, and Mrs. Rob Clark of
Fergus Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Penning of LeMars and also Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pech entertained at dinner on Sunday, the following
guests, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Utech and son of Lakefield,
Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Utech and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Utech,
and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pech.
Prof. Fuller of Cedar Falls gave a lecture on geography to a group of
teachers on Wednesday afternoon at the Wood schoolhouse, south of town. Our
school had the afternoon off, so the teachers, Misses Levins and Schmidt,
Ira Lancaster sawed wood for W. F. Henrich on Tuesday.
WEST STANTON: (By Special Correspondent)
L. J. Hoffman had a consignment of cattle on the Sioux City market on
Monday. D. W. Geary trucked them down.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Uecker, who have been visiting friends and relatives in
this vicinity, left for their home the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. William Seiler and son of Marshall, Minnesota, who visited the
past week with friends and relatives in this community, have returned to
The Stanton Farm Bureau will hold a monthly meeting at the Center school
house Friday evening, October 21. Let all members be present, as election
of officers will take place at this time.
Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Esther Burleigh to
Harley Hess, September 4, at Omaha, Nebraska. The couple will make their
home at Gordon, Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Danne and daughter, Lucille, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kuehn and
family and Donald Rickabaugh of LeMars were guests Sunday at the B. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holzmann and family visited Tuesday at the H. B. Kemp
Oct. 24, 1927
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Weston and son Loren visited Friday evening in the home
of Mr. and Neil DeVries of Carnes.
Mrs. Hugh Dealy, sons Robert, James and Kenneth, and Miss Pauline Riter of
Sioux City and Eldon and Fred Riter were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Uthe on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. March of Vermillion, South Dakota, were Sunday evening
dinner guests of Mr. March's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth March.
D. F. McArthur and Will Pech left the first of the week for Artesian, South
Dakota, to do some painting and make improvements on the former's farm.
A. S. Knowlton is improving his place by giving the house a coat of pain.
C. E. Moore is doing the work.
Rev. and Mrs. S. J. Wallace and son Wesley, of Salix, were visitors in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Henrich on Tuesday.
Fred Olson accidentally discharged a revolver on Sunday. The bullet passed
through the fleshy part of his left hand. The wound seems to be doing well
at this time and he feels lucky it was no worse.
Dwight Riter left Friday for Rock Rapids to accompany his uncle, Lester
Riter, to Sioux Falls where they spent the weekend in the Charles Riter home
and enjoyed pheasant hunting.
The pulpit was ably filled last Sunday by Rev. T. S. Bassett and Rev. Mark
Masters. Don't miss hearing Dr. F. E. Mossman in the morning next Sunday
and the young men of Morningside College in the evening. On Sunday, October
30th, Rev. R. M. Kierman of Sioux City will preach both morning and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Weston and son, Loren, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Kunath on Sunday.
Some I. C. trains passed through here on Tuesday on account of a wreck on
The W.H.M.S. met on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank Becker.
The hostess served a dainty lunch at the close of the business meeting.
J. R. Hinde and son, Raymond, were Sioux City visitors on Tuesday.
F. Green, of LeMars, was a caller here on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeves attended the funeral of the late Dr. McBurney held
in Sioux City on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Henrich motored to Ireton on Sunday and visited in the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Henrich, who accompanied them home
for a visit.
KINGSLEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 16, for Mrs. Bertha Kehrberg, at
the Methodist church. Rev. C. V. Hulse officiating, and interment was made
in the Kingsley cemetery.
Bertha Marie Kehrberg was born at Soldeen in the Province of Prussia,
Germany, August 12, 1850, and died at Kingsley, Iowa, October 13, 1927, at
the age of 77 years, two months and one day.
Leaving the old country at the age of sixteen she came to Lansing, Alamakee
county, Iowa, where she made her home with an aunt and uncle until her
marriage to F. W. Kehrberg, in January 1873. After a residence of twenty
years in the eastern part of the state, she came with her husband to
Merrill, in Plymouth county, and the next year they settled on the place
known as Brookdale Farm on John's creek. After a residence of twenty-three
years on this place they came to Kingsley which as been her home for the
past ten years.
Two of her ten children died in infancy, the other eight were all present at
her funeral. They are: Mrs. Frances Blecker, of Santa Anna, California;
Mrs. Louise Keelner, of St. Francis, Kansas; Mrs. Selma Sternberg, Kingsley,
Iowa; Julius Kehrberg, Kingsley; Herman, of Ortonville, Minnesota; and
Marcus of Pellville, Kentucky; besides her children twenty-three
grandchildren and one great grandchild and a host of other relatives and
friends and neighbors mourn her loss.
Mrs. Kehrberg was converted when a young girl, and united with the
Evangelical church, later in life transferring her membership to the
Methodist church, of which she was a sincere and faithful worker till the
death angel took her home.
Findley Hearn was born in Bermingham, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1852, and died
of apoplexy at his home three miles east of Kingsley, Iowa, October 16,
1927, at the age of 75 years, six months and 26 days.
He came to Davenport when three years of age, where he lived with his
parents until 1884 when he moved to Plymouth county, near Kingsley, and with
his family has lived in the present home since 1896.
Mr. Hearn was united in marriage to Miss Jane Hearn, September 8, 1881, near
Eldridge, Iowa. To this union was born six children: Francis E. Hearn, of
Pierson, Iowa; Thomas J. Hearn, of Charleston, West Virginia; Mrs. Hazel
Taylor of Humboldt, Iowa; and Ray and Ralph and Miss Helen Hearn all of
Kingsley, who, with the wife are left to mourn for a kind and loving husband
The children were all present at his funeral except Thomas, who was unable
to come on account of illness. Mr. Hearn has one sister, Miss Emma Hearn,
of Davenport, Iowa, who was also present, and ten grandchildren.
Mr. Hearn was a real pioneer in this section of the state, coming here when
houses were few and far between, and there were miles upon miles of prairie.
The home he had was largely made by his own hands. He was hard working and
exercised good judgment, thus making a success of his undertakings. He had
a good and noble companion to work and plan with him, and Mr. Hearn always
acknowledged this fact.
Mr. and Mrs. Hearn united with the Congregational church at Kingsley, in
1891, and were loyal to the church until death.
He has gone to his rest so richly deserved, "There remaineth a rest for the
people of the Lord."
Mr. Hearn belonged to the Masonic order of this place, which organization
had charge of the funeral services. He was a member of the Consistory of
the Southern Jurisdiction of Scottish Rights, 32nd degree. Also a member of
the M. W. A., Royal Neighbors of America and of the Farm Bureau of Garfield
township, of which he was an active member.
The sorrowing family have the sincere sympathy of a host of loving friends
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Wednesday at 2:30
p.m., Rev. Joseph Steele of Sioux City and Rev. Tilden, of Sloan,
officiating, and interment was made in the Kingsley cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hamil were returning from Lincoln, Nebraska, on Tuesday and
their car skidded on loose gravel as they were going around a corner, and
overturning and broke Mrs. Hamil's collar bone and cutting a gash in her
forehead. She was taken to the Methodist hospital at Sioux City, where it
was said she is recovering as well as could be expected.
William Creasy was taken very ill with an attack of appendicitis Tuesday
while at school. He was taken home and the doctor called to attend him.
His side was packed in ice but later was taken to the Methodist hospital at
Sioux City, where he was operated on Wednesday. At last reports he was
The Ladies Aid sale of the M. E. ladies, which was held Saturday of last
week was well patronized by a large crowd and the ladies are well pleased
with the proceeds, and are very grateful to all who contributed to its
The Tom Thumb wedding is to be given at the M. E. church Friday evening,
The calling campaign by the pastor of the Congregational church, and
assisted by a committee of fourteen helpers, is progressing nicely and
several trips were made into the country the past week. Communion services
will be held the first Sunday of November.
Henry Holland and C. Grothaus spent a few days last week hunting in the
eastern part of the state.
D. M. Isenberg was a Sioux City visitor Thursday.
Mrs. W. A. Cagley and daughters, Miss Vernice and Mrs. Spain, were shopping
in Sioux City last Saturday of last week.
Miss Cora E. Munro was a Sioux City visitor Thursday.
Bill Turkington and Ray Wissler returned home last Tuesday from an auto trip
of several weeks through the West.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Creasy drove to Sioux City and visited William Creasy,
who is a patient at the Methodist hospital.
Mrs. Johnson of LaSalle, Illinois, and A. C. Gilmour, of Chicago, sister and
brother of William Gilmour, arrived here Tuesday of last week to be at the
bedside of their brother, Wm. Gilmour, who is seriously ill at his home.
W. Williams arrived here Tuesday from his home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mrs. G. Bergendahl was a Sioux City visitor Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Tallman of Des Moines, drove to Kingsley Sunday of last
week to visit Mr. and Mrs. Tom Navin and their father, L. Dean. Mr. Dean
returned home with them and will visit for a time.
Mrs. Jack Eldridge and daughter, Mrs. Kingsbury, of Sergeant Bluffs, visited
here Sunday of last week at the A. S. Creasy home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison and little daughter, of New Castle, Nebraska,
visited here a few days last week at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Sloan.
Miss Phyllis Swanburg visited relatives and friends at Sergeant Bluffs last
P. Kalin of Moville was a Kingsley visitor Monday.
October 31, 1927
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SENEY PEOPLE HEARD ODD ACCIDENT TO FRIEND-OLD FASHIONED RUNAWAY
(By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. William High and son, William, of Luverne, Minnesota, and W. W.
Jeffers, who is conducting religious services at the place, visited in the
home of Mrs. A. D. Jeffers, Tuesday.
There was no school here on Friday as the teachers, Misses Jennie Levins and
Anna Schmidt, attended the Northwest Iowa Teachers' Convention in Sioux
The ladies of the W.H.M.S. met at the hall on Tuesday afternoon to sort and
weigh magazines and papers for sending to Sioux City, which will be sent in
the near future. Anyone wishing to donate either papers or old clothes can
leave them in town and will be added to the rest. The box of clothing will
be sent later.
W. H. Reeves hauled a load of hogs to Sioux City on Wednesday for his
brother, C.W. Reeves.
Dr. F. E. Mossman of Sioux City preached here Sunday morning and at the
close of his sermon Dr. Smith, a representative of the board of education at
the M. E. church of Chicago, gave an interesting talk. Rev. R. M. Kiernan
will be here for next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Connor motored to Moville vicinity on Sunday and visited
Mr. Conner's brother, Henry.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Obermire of LeMars were Sunday dinner guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeves and son Donald were
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Reeves on Sunday.
Mrs. M. G. Mills returned Sunday from Mankato and other points in Minnesota
and Illinois after visiting relatives for the past few months.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. White and son, Willis, of Sioux City were Sunday dinner
guests of Mrs. A. D. Jeffers.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hinde and three children of Haxtun, Colorado, arrived on
Sunday and are visiting in the home of Mr. Hinde's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, Sr., and daughter, Miss Ina, Mr. and Mrs. John
Lancaster, Jr., and Vernon and Margaret, motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew Leach near Danbury and spent the day.
The young people of Morningside who had charge of the services last Sunday
evening, deserve much credit for carrying on the church work. Miss Massman
gave a number of violin selections, accompanied by Miss Sweet on the piano.
Miss Carol Olson read the scripture lesson and offered a prayer and two
young men gave talks. Gordon Metcalf had charge of the service.
Mrs. Anne Rees entertained her son, Will, and wife and family at dinner
George Murray, of LeMars, is having some carpenter work done on his farm
north of town.
Elam Chapman had lambs on the Sioux City market on Tuesday.
The ladies aid society will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. John Osborne.
All ladies are invited.
Miss Genevieve Nixon, of Sioux City, was a weekend guest in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Becker.
Henry Schweisow and son, Nick, of LeMars, did some carpenter work for Mr.
Schweisow's cousin, Mrs. A. D. Jeffers, on Tuesday.
Miss Geraldine Lancaster spent a few days in LeMars with Miss Louise
Mr. and Mrs. Will Atter of LeMars were visiting Saturday evening in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Siegersma.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Deegan of LeMars and Mrs. Omar Topf of Sergeant Bluff,
were visiting in the T. K. Chapman and Martin Pletschette homes.
George Siegersma hauled a truck load of hogs for Ed Durband of Struble to
Sioux City Monday.
J. F. Deegan accompanied the Mike King family of Sioux City to the lakes
John Lancaster, Jr., hauled a truck load of hogs to Sioux City for Z.
J. Alderson and T. J. Rees had sheep on the Sioux City market on Tuesday.
Mrs. W. E. Hennrich and Fred Riter drove to Ireton on Saturday and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Hennrich who spent the week here with their son and wife returned
to their home.
Chas. Hamm of LeMars is helping Z. Rayburn with his well the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Chapman and children were visiting in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Al Orban on Sunday and getting acquainted with the new daughter, Lois
Margaret, born October 13th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Deegan entertained the following guests at dinner Sunday:
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Deegan, Misses Margaret5 and Celia Deegan of LeMars, Mr.
and Mrs. T. K. Chapman and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Deegan and son,
James, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pletschette and Mr. and Mrs. Omar Topf of
George Siegersma was a business caller at Orange City on Saturday.
Mrs. Iona Clark was an all day visitor in the home of her brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Obermire, of LeMars, on Thursday.
Elaine Buss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Buss, has had quinsy the past
E. F. Anstine, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich, E. H. Riter, Pauline and
Marjorie Riter motored to Sioux City on Sunday and visited in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dealy.
Relatives here received word that Clinton Rayburn had an accident falling
from a second story and breaking his jaw and was fed through a tube for
months, but is himself again and is good news to his friend here. He lived
here with his mother, brothers and sister a few years ago before moving to
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Doltry and Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ostle of Sioux City were
visitors in the J. J. Deegan home Sunday evening.
Mrs. Otto Hennrich of Denver, Colorado, arrived on Wednesday and is visiting
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich.
Chas. Conner was at Moville Tuesday visiting his brother, Henry.
H. C. Detloff was a Sioux City visitor on Wednesday.
The school here will close on Friday for a week's vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Chamberlain have moved away.
Alred DeRaad had a team get away on Wednesday and broke the drag cart he was
driving. They also ran into the Marathon Oil station and upset it.
J. J. Deegan is having a Round Oak furnace installed in their home.
FREDONIA: (By Special Correspondent)
Andrew Juhl was a dinner guest of the Robert Lake residence at LeMars
Peter Mortensen shelled corn Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Petersen and family and Mrs. J. Soe visited Nick Kloster's
home Sunday evening. Mrs. Soe stayed and will spend a few weeks there.
A number of people from this vicinity attended the ball game which was held
in Sioux City Sunday.
The Fredonia township roads are now all in fine shape. The boys finished
their work Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvis Bogh and daughter, Dorothy, returned home on Monday
evening from Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Berkenpas and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at the
John Walinga home.
A few young people from this vicinity attended the basket social in Meadow
township Tuesday evening. A very fine program and a good time was had by
all. Miss Martha Bork is the teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Larson were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr.
Larson's sister, Pauline, living near Washta.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Larson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Larson, C. P. Kloster
and family and Miss Dagmar Soe were visitors at the Herbert Larson home
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Miller and family of Storm Lake, Mrs. J. Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Miller and Lou Miller were visitors at the C. P. Kloster home
Henry Kemp entertained corn shellers Thursday.