Iowa Old Press
Remsen Bell Enterprise, March 22, 1928, page 1, column 3.
BODY CIVIL WAR VET. CONSIGNED TO GRAVE.
Taps Answered By Wilhelm Long Following Paralytic Stroke.
Was Resident Here for Sixty Years.
The body of Wilhelm Long, Remsen’s lone survivor of the Civil War, and a
resident of this community for 60 years, was laid to rest in the Remsen
cemetery Monday afternoon following services at the home and at Christ
Lutheran church. Military honors were accorded the deceased war veteran, by
members of the Pieper post, American legion, and the funeral rites were
largely attended by acquaintances who came to pay their solemn respects to
the memory of a real pioneer and a true and trusted friend.
Mr. Long died last Friday afternoon at three o’clock, following a three
weeks’ severe illness. He was taken down rather suddenly three weeks ago
with a paralytic stroke, and owning to his advanced age and general
enfeebled condition. it was evident from the very start that his earthly
career was soon to be terminated. Mr. Long had been in failing health for
about three years, but was always able to be up and about the home and even
to perform minor matters of work about the house and yard. During the last
three weeks however he was confined to the sick room.
Wilhelm John Adolph Long was nearly 82 years old. He was born on May 7,
1846, in Rakow, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, where his parents resided on
a farm. At the age of 16 years, in company with his sister Sophia, he came
to the United States, the two locating near Frankfort, Ill., where Wilhelm
found work on a farm. A few months later he heeded the call for volunteers
in the Union army and the seventeen-year-old youth enlisted as a private in
Company 7, 64th regiment of Illinois volunteers, his enlistment taking place
on January 21, 1864. He gave the North faithful and active service
throughout the period of the Civil war, and with his company he was joined
to General Sherman’s army of 60,000 men who had made the memorable march
from Atlanta to Savannah, Ga., covering the 300 miles from November 15 to
December 21, 1864. A few weeks later he was on the northward march to
Charleston, Carolina. Mr. Long received an honorable discharge from the army
on July 11, 1865, at Louisville, Ky.
On leaving the service he returned to farm work in Illinois, and on March 4,
1866, he was united in marriage to Louise Elsner, at the latter’s home,
Frankfort, Ill. The couple immediately went to farming for themselves in
the same vicinity, but left there two years later, coming to Plymouth
county. They settled on a farm five miles northeast of Remsen, the land
belonging to I. D. Smith, who was famed for his extensive land holdings in
this territory. After renting the place for three years, Mr. Long bought the
land and owned it up to the day of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Long retired in
1911 and came to Remsen where they purchased the old Atkinson residence,
which is still the family home.
The deceased was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church, and was a staunch
and faithful member of Christ congregation here, ever since its founding. He
was a man of many admirable traits of character—quiet, unassuming and ever
devoted to his family and friends. During his career as a farmer he dealt
honestly with his neighbors and others, and his many acquaintances all had
the highest respect for him. His passing removed from this community one of
the substantial and well esteemed citizens, and is regretted by hundreds of
warm friends with whom he had endeared himself in more than half a century
during which he lived in this vicinity. The family have the sincere sympathy
of the people of Remsen and surrounding territory.
Surviving Wilhelm Long are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Anna
Tenhoff, Fox Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Minnie Kerner, Remsen; Wm. Long Jr., Remsen;
Fred Long, Dallas, S.D., and John Long, Remsen. There are 26 grandchildren
and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A. Noack,
pastor of Christ Lutheran church. Services were held at the home at 2
o’clock and at the church immediately thereafter. The services were largely
attended. Pall bearers were: Ambrose Jermann, Detlef Erichsen, Detlef
Lindemann, Henry Falke, Wm. G. Sievers, and Robert Newbrand.
March 23, 1928
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Ed. Dalton, of LeMars, was a business visitor here Friday.
Harvey Buss spent the week end at Gayville, S.D.
Harry Manning visited his father, Oscar O'Leary on Tuesday.
Miss Pauline Riter, of Sioux City, spent the weekend at the W. E.
Mrs. Iona Clark and son, Franklin, of LeMars were visiting friends here
Miss Lucile March and Deana Crowel, of Sioux City, were dinner guests at
the home of Mrs. E. March. C. L. Pinney and Mrs. S. F. Judd, of LeMars,
were among the people at the sale and visited with Mrs. E. March.
Word was received from Gayville, S. D., by Mrs. Irvin McArthur, that a
boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Gundison.
A. S. Knowlton held a sale of household goods on Thursday. A small
crowd was present and the sale was not very good in results.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Chambers, of Hazel, S.D., arrived here on Wednesday
to stay a few days at the home of Arthur Reeves and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hennrich, A. F. Austine and E. H. Riter motored to
Salix on Sunday evening to attend an entertainment at the Methodist
church. Rev. F. Wallace is the pastor of the Salix church.
Mrs. Walter Woodhouse, of Thomas, S.D., came Wednesday for a few days
visit with her parents, returning home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
McArthur, Floyd Becker and Genevieve Nixon taking her home, staying over
Sunday and returning home here on Tuesday.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Ione A. Davis to Lula Howard Hill, East 100 acres of NE ¼ 14-90-45,$12
William G. Hawkins to John and Amelia Lancaster, S ½ E ½ NW ¼ 2-93-44,
Emil Engeldiner to Joseph A. Joanning, und. 1-3 int. in NW ¼ 2-93-44,
Mike Engeldiner to Joseph A. Joanning, und. 1-3 int. in NW ¼ 2-93-44,
W. M. Fidler to J. A. Lemoine, und. 1-3 int. in NW ¼ 13 and NE ¼
Jacob Johnson, trustee, to E. E. Bevard, E ½ NW ¼ and N ½ SW ¼ 14-90-47,
VALUABLE CHICKENS STOLEN
Phil Kuechell, residing three miles north of Kingsley, reports the loss
of a hundred valuable Buff Orpington chickens, which were stolen from
his place some time Sunday night.
ELGIN COMMUNITY CLUB
Community Club members will meet at the home of Mrs. Fred Pech, March
29. The following program will be given: Community singing, roll call
answered by “How I get my baby chicks, and why?” Business session, talk
on baby chicks, feeding by Mrs. Wm. Stall, trio, “My Wild Irish Rose,”
Mrs. James Kelliher, Mrs. John Deegan and Mrs. Chas. Alberts, floral
Tuesday, March 27, 1928
FRANCES PUHL BEST SPELLER
Will Represent Plymouth County in the State Contest at Des Moines
LOIS LANCASTER SECOND
Both Will Take Part in Interstate Match
The annual Plymouth County spelling contest was held in LeMars last Saturday
afternoon with twenty-five contestants participating. Words from Eaton’s
Contest Speller were used for the entire contest. The county teachers
assisting in correcting the written spelling. Miss Crelly and Miss Murtha
acted as judges, and Miss Petersen pronounced the words. A written contest
consisting of two hundred words was first given. Three pupils missed no
words in the contest. At the end of the oral contest of two hundred words,
it was found that the same three contestants still had a perfect score. One
hundred difficult words were then selected to determine the two winners.
Frances Puhl of the St. Joseph’s school at Akron and Lois Lancaster of the
Seney public school missed no words and were declared the county winners.
Dorothy Gaden of district number 5, ranked third in the county contest. As
each county may send but one contestant to the State Contest at Des Moines,
it was necessary to give fifty additional words to spell off the tie. Lois
Lancaster missed the word “intemperance,” thereby leaving Frances Puhl the
county champion. She will represent Plymouth County at the state contest in
Des Moines, on April 20. Frances Puhl and Lois Lancaster will both
represent Plymouth County at the Inter-State contest at Mitchell, South
Dakota, on April 27. Caroline Zigrang of St. Catherine’s school at Oyens,
Ivan Francis of district 3 Preston township, and Robert Michael of the
Westfield Consolidated school ranked high, missing but one word each.
NAMES OF CONTESTANTS
Plymouth County pupils who participated in the contest were:
Lauretta Bell, Union Consolidated School;
Ivan Francis, No. 3, Preston township;
Vera Woolworth, No. 7, Hungerford township;
Caroline Zigrang, St. Catherine’s Oyens;
Darlene Williams, Remsen Public School;
Dorothy Gaden, No. 5, Remsen township;
Marie Muecke, No. 4, Lincoln township;
Ruth Davidson, Akron Public School;
Lois Lancaster, Seney Public School;
Carolyn Johnson, No. 2, Johnson township;
Emma Holler, No. 2, Remsen township;
Lois Jauer, No. 6, Hungerford township;
Pearl Klemme, No. 4, Johnson township;
Wesley Husted, No. 4, Hungerford township;
Robert Michael, Westfield Consolidated School;
Jorville Stinton, No. 5, Johnson township;
Armin Hennings, Grant township Lutheran school;
Alvina Schulz, No. 8, Stanton township;
Alda Ruth McKinley, No. 4, Stanton township;
Irene Klemme, No. 9, Preston township;
Evelyn Baldwin, No. 2, Fredonia township.
NEW OVERLAND AGENCY
Roy S. Potter in Charge of Sales of That Car Here
Roy S. Potter, who comes to LeMars from Marcus, has taken charge of the
Overland automobile agency in LeMars and expects to push the sale of cars of
that make. The business will be operated under the name of the Overland
Agency company and will continue to make its headquarters at Dixon’s
Overland garage, but thereafter the agency will be handled by the new
company while Mr. Dixon operates the garage.
Mr. Potter is an experienced automobile man and has had a number of years
experience in selling cars of this territory. He has worked out of Sioux
City much of the time, but over the past year has been interested in the
Overland garage at Marcus in which business he still retains his interest.
Mr. Potter comes highly recommended and LeMars welcomes him to this
Clark Bolser has purchased the Jos. Frank auto painting shop on North
Central Avenue and is making improvements on the building. Joe says he is
going to make a trip in Minnesota and enjoy fishing when the season opens
before reengaging in business here or elsewhere.
Henry J. Brabander, of LeMars, secured nomination papers from the Auditor
last week and announced his intention of becoming a candidate for the
Republican nomination for Recorder at the June primary. Mr. Brabander was a
candidate for this position at the primary two years ago.
Miss Clara Osborne, of Struble, who is attending high school here, will stay
a few weeks at the home of Mrs. A. E. Null
Lee Vernon, Little Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Finley, Badly Scalded
Lee Vernon, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Finley, residing on
Fourth Avenue NW, is in precarious condition suffering from burns but the
attending physician thinks he will recover unless complications set in. The
boy is suffering from burns on his arms, chest, and stomach.
The lad was getting down from a chair which was in proximity to a stove
yesterday morning. The chair tipped over and struck a kettle of hot water,
which was on the stove, upsetting the kettle and the scalding water was
dashed over the body.
His mother hastily stripped off his clothing and applied remedies and a
doctor was promptly on the scene and dressed the injuries.
The lad was resting easily yesterday afternoon but his condition is serious.
Owing to the effect the large number of phone calls for time received during
the day have had on our business, the undersigned jewelers of LeMars, on and
after April 1, will give time for one hour a day only—between eight and nine
in the morning. We will greatly appreciate your cooperation in this
matter.—R. E. Jones, Willgings, H.F. Clasen
W. R. Winders was visiting in Ireton last week.
The Equitable Assurance company of New York, mailed a check for $10,588.17,
which was received by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Eggrebrecht, of Craig, Saturday.
The money was payment of insurance carried by Harold Eggrebrecht, their son,
who was dragged to death by a horse about three weeks ago.
Paul T. Sturges, of Sioux City, visited his brother, Geo. Sturges, County
Attorney, here yesterday.
SATISFIED WITH RESULTS
States Small Ad in the Sentinel Brought Pile of Work
L. A. Roberts, of Sac City, who spent several weeks here in the pursuit of
his calling, which is sharpening discs and other agricultural implements,
left Sunday for southern Minnesota. Mr. Roberts, before he left, stated
that a small ad inserted in the columns of the Sentinel brought him in touch
with the farmers and that he and his helpers had heaps of work to do while
they were in Plymouth County. He says the farmers who employed him were
satisfied with his work and he was satisfied with the advertising results
through the Sentinel, and he will be back here again in due time.
Frank Sullivan, of Sioux City, came up Friday to superintend some repairs on
his farm, a mile northwest of town. John DeRaad has rented the place this
year. He formerly farmed in Elgin township.
E. L. Striker, veteran band leader and musician, is very low at his home on
F. H. Gilliland, a former popular teacher in the LeMars schools, who went to
Sibley three years ago, has been re-elected superintendent of the Sibley
schools at an increased salary. Miss Zelda Bond, another former teacher in
LeMars, has been re-elected to her position in the Sibley schools.