Iowa Old Press
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, December 11, 1928, Page 1, Column 4:
FEALTY PLEDGES MADE AT ALTAR
JOSEPH F. DEEGAN AND ALICE S. MOIR ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
The First Presbyterian church was the scene of a pretty wedding on
Saturday at 9 o'clock when Miss Alice Sabina Moir, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Moir, and Joseph F. Deegan were united in marriage, Rev. J.
J. De Pree, pastor of the church, officiating int he reading of the
Promptly at the appointed hour, the strains of the Lohengrin bridal
chorus announced the wedding party. Miss Ethel Moir, a cousin of the
bride, was maid of honor and Earl Moir acted as best man. The bride was
attired in a pretty costume in tan with accessories in blue, a modish
hat in the combined colors completing the pretty effect. The bride's
maid wore a gown of tan, trimmed in blue, her hat harmonizing with the
colors of her costume.
The ceremony was witnessed by the immediate relatives and the most
intimate friends. The young couple are popular in the younger social
circles of LeMars and have a large circle of friends here.
The bride is a graduate of the local schools, being a member of the
class of 1923. She also attended Orton Girls School in Pasadena, Cal.,
and later was graduated from Morningside college.
The young couple left immediately for a trip to Kansas City and
other points south and after their return will make their home on a farm
Hinton Progress , Dec. 20, 1928
LINCOLN TWP. PIONEER LAID TO REST
Following a brief illness of pneumonia, Henry Ideker, of LeMars, died at his
home Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1928, at 8 a.m. at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Ideker was ill for only a few days. Attacked by a slight cold his
condition became aggravated by lung trouble which developed into pneumonia,
both lungs being affected.
Henry Ideker was born May 10, 1845, in Hanover, Germany, near Hamburg, where
he received his early education, and worked on farms. He was married in his
native land to Sophia Bartling in 1866 and two years after his marriage came
to the United States attracted by stories of better opportunity.
Shortly after landing on American soil Mr. and Mrs. Ideker settled in
Clayton county near Guttenberg, Iowa, where they farmed for several years.
They came to Plymouth county in 1882 and bought a piece of land, which was
cheap in those days in Lincoln township. Mr. Ideker developed the land and
by industry and frugality, coupled with good judgment, grew prosperous and
became the owner of a large amount of land and was an extensive grain and
Leaving the active care of the farm to the younger generation he took up his
residence in Hinton where he lived for a number of years. He moved to LeMars
to live about nine years ago. Mr. Ideker was married twice. His first wife
died at Hinton, August 15, 1918. He was united in marriage with Mrs.
Catherine Neuman of LeMars, December 4, 1919, and following their wedding
they went to Los Angeles, Cal. Returning from there they made their home in
Mr. Ideker is survived by his wife. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Julius
Muecke, of Lincoln township, and four sons, Henry L. Ideker and Hermann W.
Ideker of Lincoln township, Edmund A. Ideker, of LeMars, and Fremont Ideker,
of Sioux City. He also leaves three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Hauswald of
Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. E. R. Dennler, of Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. E. A.
Ideker, of LeMars. There are 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren,
one brother, Fred Ideker lives at the old home in Hanover, Germany, and a
brother-in-law, Henry Bartling, resides in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Ideker was a member of the Lutheran church and later, while a resident
of LeMars attended the Methodist church. He was highly respected by all who
knew him, as a good citizen, a kindly neighbor and a staunch friend.
The funeral was held from the residence at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon and
services conducted in St. Paul's church, Rev. George N. Ruff, the pastor,
officiating. The interment was made in the Lincoln township Lutheran
cemetery in the family burying ground.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, December 25, 1928
From the front page of the paper that day:
DEATH CLAIMS SENEY PIONEER
Jonathan Alderson Dies Following a Brief Illness of Pneumonia
EARLY ELGIN SETTLER....Enjoyed a Large Acquaintance in the Community
Died December 20, 1928
Death claimed Jonathan Alderson, a well known and respected citizen of Seney
for many years, at his home Thursday afternoon, following an illness of grip
and complications lasting ten days. His great age precluded hopes for his
recovery when he was first taken ill. Mr. Alderson was 80 years of age. He
was born at Reeth, England, March 8, 1848, and lived there until he was
fourteen years of age when he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Alderson, to America. They were early settlers near Shullsburg, Wis., and
Jonathan Alderson lived and worked there until he became a young man.
Mr. Alderson came to Plymouth county forty-six years ago and settled in
Elgin township where he lived the rest of his life.
Mr. Alderson engaged in farming and later lived in Seney, where he conducted
a general merchandise store and was postmaster for several years. He was a
leading figure in the community and enjoyed the trust and confidence of all
who knew him and took a live interest in affairs. He was a member of the
Masonic fraternity, joining the organization when a young man.
Mr. Alderson was united in marriage to Miss Agnes Knewstubb at Argyle, Wisc.
She preceded him in death nineteen years ago last August.
Mr. Alderson leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Elam Chapman of
Sioux County and Miss Sadie Alderson living at home, and one son, John
Alderson of Seney. A daughter, Mrs. Ida Kennedy, died eight years ago to the
day upon which Mr. Alderson passed away. Another daughter, Leone, died when
There are five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, James Alderson and George
Alderson, Mrs. Ben Cooper all of Elgin, Nebraska and Mrs. E.M. Lancaster of
The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Seney Methodist
church and were very largely attended by old friends and neighbors. Rev. M.
L. Metcalf, pastor of the church, conducted the services and paid a tribute
to an honored pioneer and good citizen.
The pallbearers were old neighbors of long standing, Wm. Falk, Jacob
Nussbaum, John Osborn, D. F. Mc Arthur, Grant Chapman and J.J. Deegan. The
interment was made in the family burying plot in the LeMars cemetery.
FORMER LE MARS LAWYER
G. W. Harper Practiced His Profession Here in Early Days
Storm Lake Register:
G. W. Harper, for many years a resident of Storm Lake, died at the family
home, 4116 Geneseo street, early last Saturday morning. Mr. Harper had been
semi-invalid for several years, but was seriously ill for four days.
Mr. Harper was born in Indiana January 11, 1848, and at the time of his
death was 80 years old, 11 months and 4 days of age.
One June 6, 1888, he was married to Edith A. Willey at LeMars. They had
three children, Shirley Edith, deceased: Verlin W. Harper of this city, and
George Fahs Harper, of Des Moines.
For fifteen years Mr. Harper, as a young man, practiced law, being county
attorney for Plymouth county in the 90's. Following a break in health he
taught school for more than forty years. He was an alumnus of Upper Iowa
Mr. Harper was one of a family of thirteen children, two of whom survive, a
sister of Oelwein, Iowa, and a brother living in Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. Harper and their family moved to Storm Lake from Marcus in
1909. Mrs. Harper preceded her husband in death several years ago.
Mr. Harper was one of Storm Lake's most highly respected citizens. He was a
devoted husband and father and a valuable friend and neighbor and his death
is mourned by relatives and numerous friends.
Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock,
conducted by the Rev. E. L. Gibson, pastor of Lakeside Presbyterian church,
and interment was beside his wife and daughter in the local cemetery. Mrs.
Morton J. Hughes sang two numbers during the services with Mrs. C. N. Ambler
The pall bearers were Guy E. Mack, T. K. Alexander, Dr. D.A. Rice, Fred
Steig, L. B. Florey and W. Lucia.
December 27, 1928
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. TWOGOOD
Death, Tuesday, claimed Mrs. D. S. Twogood of Westfield, a long time
resident of northwestern Iowa, at a Sioux City hospital, following an
illness of five days with pneumonia.
Born in Shelby county, Iowa, May 27, 1878, Mrs. Twogood moved with her
parents to Rock Branch, Iowa, in 1881. She was united in marriage with D.
S. Twogood January 26, 1897, and then located in Kingsley and later located
at Marcus, Iowa. In 1915 they moved to Sioux City, Mr. Twogood engaged in
the livestock business until 1925 and then moved his family to Westfield.
Mrs. Twogood was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Sioux
City and of Isis chapter, O.E.S. She is survived by her widower; two sons,
Vernon, of Westfield, and Forest, a student at the University of Iowa.
Three daughters also survive. They are: Mrs. F. C. Loomis, of Chicago, and
Mrs. McKinley Evans and W. T. Stockman, both of Sioux City.
Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist
Church at Sioux City, with Rev. A. L. Semans officiating. Interment was in
Graceland Park cemetery.