Iowa Old Press
LeMars Globe Post: January 29, 1934
MRS. J. FRANKLIN CALLED BY DEATH
Funeral Services For Long Time Resident of Plymouth Co. held Sunday
Death claimed Mrs. J.A. Franklin at her home, 627 Sixth street S.W.,
Friday afternoon, January 26. She had not been in the best of health for
several months but had been confined to her bed for only the past two weeks.
Arilla Jane McLain, the eldest daughter of Adam and Cynthia McLain, was
born in Davis City, Iowa, August 6, 1865, and grew to young womanhood at
that place. She was united in marriage with John Franklin on April 21,
1885, and came to Plymouth county on April 7, 1896, where she has since
lived, with the exception of a few years during which the family lived in
Oklahoma. To this union six children were born: one son, Cecil, died in
Those left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother are her husband,
John A. Franklin, four sons, Carroll E., of San Diego, Calif., L. Neil, of
Los Angeles, Calif., Claude and Dale, of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter,
Mrs. J.E. Becker and four grandchildren. The children, with the exception
of Carroll, who came from California for a short visit with his parents at
Christmas time, were with their mother during her last days.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by two brothers, L.J. and Lyman McLain, of
Davis City, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ruppert of Sioux City and Mrs. W.B.
Hasbrooke of this city. One sister, Mrs. L.T. Bullington preceded her in
She was baptized 44 years ago and since that time has been a faithful
member of the church. She gave unsparingly of her means and efforts for any
worthy cause and was always happiest when she could help others.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the Hildreth Memorial
church with her former pastor, Rev. Chas. Cox of Walthill, Neb., assisted by
Rev. Grahl of the Full Gospel Mission officiating. Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Gerling sang: "The Old Rugged Cross", "Face to Face", and "There'll be no
Disappointment in Heaven." The pallbearers were Fred Parkinson, G.W. Smith,
Chas. Tripp, Wm. Barinsky, C. Bergfield, and A. Gilmer. Interment was made
in the city cemetery with Wiltgen's in charge.
Relatives who came from a distance were Neil Franklin, San Diego, Calif.,
Claude and Dale, Kansas City, Mo., Lyman McLain and son Maurice of Davis
City, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stevenson and daughter, Dorothy, of Magnolia,
Minn., Mrs. J.E. Ecker and P.D. Ruppert of Sioux City, Miss Cloyce Hasbrooke
of West Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Knapp, of Westfield.
The high esteem in which the deceased was held was indicated by the large
number of friends, who attended the funeral.
The following poem written in memoriam was read at the services:
Let us not mourn that she has gone
To brighter lands and fair;
For her there is eternal dawn
In that great Over There.
But let us rather hope and live,
As she would have us do;
And may our memory ever bear
Her greeting, "God bless you."
Oh a dearly loved soul,
Whose smile I will miss,
Whose words I'll remember
In sorrow and bliss.
Whose love was not hidden,
But bestowed upon all;
Though her kind heavenly father
She loved best of all;
Her Bible was open
And she prayed day by day,
That her kind heavenly father
Would show her the way.
Now the dear soul has gone
To her home up above,
Not a task left undone
On this earth here below.
May her soul rest in peace
In that heavenly place
And her loved ones will join her
If they follow her ways.
--Mrs. Leon Jenkins
January 30, 1934
GENERAL STORE KEEPER
AT RUBLE FOR MANY YEARS
Mrs. M. M. Marbach Was Widely Known and Popular In the County
Death claimed Mrs. Maidie Marbach, owner of the general store at Ruble and
widely known resident of Plymouth County, Friday afternoon in a hospital in
Sioux City following an operation to relieve an attack of appendicitis.
Mrs. Marbach suffered a sudden attack about ten days ago and was taken to
the hospital January 21, for treatment.
Her death came as a great shock to her family and friends, who had assumed
her condition was improving during the week.
Maidie Marie Johnson was born February 11, 1885, at Mount Olive, Illinois,
and came with her parents to Plymouth County when a child.
She attended the public schools at Akron and was graduated with the high
school class of 1905. She was a student at Western Union College and at the
State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls. She engaged in the profession of
teaching and taught with success for five years in the rural schools of
She was united in marriage June 21, 1910, at LeMars with Henry C. Marbach.
She leaves to mourn her death five children, who are Ruth, employed as a
hospital nurse in Sioux City, Helen, Lowell, Kenneth, and Wilma living at
home. She also leaves her father, H. W. Johnson, of Akron, three brothers,
John Johnson, of Denver, Colo., George and Will Johnson, of Sioux City, and
twos sisters, Mrs. Margaret Larson, of Storm Lake, and Mrs. Anna Dodge, of
Morningside, Sioux City. He mother died September 28, 1930.
Following the death of her husband, Henry Marbach, December 18, 1918, Mrs.
Marbach carried on the store and business he had established at Ruble. Left
with five young children and the care of the store, Mrs. Marbach
successfully conducted the business gaining a wide spread popularity and
enjoying the confidence of patrons and customers to the fullest degree. The
store, under her direction, afforded accommodation to the countryside, and
was a general place of meeting. Her many acts of kindness, her willingness
to do a favor on any and every occasion, her generous disposition and
unfailing courtesy endeared her to countless friends and neighbors.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Akron, Rev.
F. A. Meske officiating and the interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery
FORMERLY LIVED IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Carl Koeff, January
18, 1934, at Forest Lawn sanitarium, Jefferson, Wis. Mrs. Koeff will be
remembered as Alice Van Dusen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Van Dusen.
She was born on a farm near Potosia and moved with her parents when about
fourteen years of age to Lake Benton, Minn. She was married November 15,
1930, and since that time has resided at Jefferson, Wis. She has been a
patient at Forest Lawn Sanitarium the past eighteen months. She leaves to
mourn her loss, her husband, father and mother, four sisters and three
brothers. Mr. and Mrs. John Bauerly attended the funeral services held
Sunday afternoon at Lake Benton, Minn.
POPULAR COUPLE ARE PRINCIPALS
Henry Schierholt, of Remsen, and Mathilda Bohlke Married
St. Catherine's church at Oyens was the scene of a pretty wedding ceremony
Wednesday morning when at 8 o'clock the Rev. H. Rolfes, pastor, officiated
at the ceremony which united Miss Mathilda Bohlke and Henry Schlefholt in
the holy bonds. The double ring ceremony was used. The wedding mass was
attended by many friends and relatives of the couple.