Iowa Old Press
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
October 13, 1936
INJURIES PROVE FATAL TO EARLY RESIDENT HERE
Charles D. Moser Dies At Hospital Two Days After Accident Occurs
LIMBS BADLY MANGLED
Followed Occupation of Painter During His Lifetime.
Injuries sustained in an automobile accident, Wednesday night, proved fatal
to Charles D. Moser, 58, who died Friday afternoon at the Sacred Heart
Moser, while walking across the street in Hinton about half past ten
o’clock, was struck by a car driven by A. R. Simino, of Linn Grove, Iowa.
Both of his legs were fractured, one of them being badly mangled, and he was
bruised all over his body. Little hope was held for his recovery from the
time of the accident.
Charles D. Moser was a resident of Plymouth County for the past forty-five
years and lived in Kingsley, Hinton, and LeMars at various times. He was a
painter by occupation.
Born at Wadams Grove, Ill., November 2, 1878, he came to Plymouth County
when a boy, with his parents, who settled in the south part of the county.
LIVED HERE OF LATE.
He established a residence here three years ago but worked at his trade in
the country most of the time.
He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Mary Binneboese.
They were married November 12, 1910, in Lincoln township.
He also leaves his father living at Joliet, Idaho, and four sisters: Mrs.
Nellie Bartlet, of Winslow, Ill.; Mrs. Dolly Rabe, of Lena, Ill.; Christine
and Media, living in San Francisco.
The funeral was held from the home, 214 First Avenue SE, Monday afternoon.
Rev. R. J. Torgler, of Lincoln township Lutheran Church, officiated at the
FATHER OF LE MARS WOMAN EXPIRES
Sanfred Adamson died Saturday morning in Sioux City hospital following an
illness of four weeks which climaxed a sickness of four years duration.
Mr. Adamson was born December 8, 1869, in Sweden, being 66 years of age at
the time of his death. He came to America and Sioux City forty-five years
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Edna Adamson, of Omaha; Mrs. R.
Scurlock, of Sioux City; and Mrs. Ellen Conklin, of LeMars; two sons, Earl
and Elner, both of Omaha; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren;
a brother, Alfred Adamson, of Sioux City; and a brother and sister, both
living in Sweden.
The funeral was held Monday, Rev. G. F. Foisberg, of the First Covenant
Church, officiating, and interment made in Floyd cemetery.
NEW PASTOR AT ADAVILLE.
Rev. N. A. Hollingshead, who has been pastor of the Adaville U. B. church
for a number of years, has been transferred to Ralston, Iowa, and left last
week to take up his new charge. Rev. Millar will be the new pastor at the
FORMER AKRON RESIDENT DIES
Ed Waterbury Was Among First Settlers In Vicinity.
Charles Edward Waterbury, 77, one of the first settlers in Akron, died last
week at Hudson, S.D. He was born at New Canaan, Connecticut, March 18,
1859, and came with his parents in 1867 to Union county, Dakota. They
homesteaded three and a half miles northwest of where Akron was later
located. He went to Texas in 1877, where he remained but a short time.
In the summer of 1878, he had in 100 acres of the finest wheat anyone ever
saw on the Iowa side. He went to look at it one Sunday and knew he would
have a bumper crop, but on Tuesday the grasshoppers hatched out in Dakota
and flew over into Iowa in clouds that obscured the sun, and in one day
there was hardly a spear of wheat left. He then went railroading and later
joined the rush for gold in the Black Hills.
Coming back to Plymouth County he married Josephine Waterbury and engaged in
farming. In subsequent years, he lived in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and
Of late years, he lived at Hudson, S.D.
He is survived by one son, Roy Waterbury, of Milford, Iowa; and three
daughters, Mrs. Florence Bellwood, Mrs. Verna Saterbo and Mrs. Frances
Jahde, of Hudson, S.D.; four grandchildren and a brother, Fred Waterbury, of
The Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Hudson and the
interment made in the Riverside Cemetery at Akron.
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
Miss Leona Jurgensen Becomes the Bride of William Hartman, of Grant.
William Hartman, of Grant township, son of Mrs. Minnie Hartman, and Miss
Leona Jurgensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Jurgensen, of Preston
township, were united in marriage Thursday afternoon at Christ church
parsonage in Grant township, the pastor, Rev. F. Bunge, officiating. Miss
Bernice Jurgensen, sister of the bride, and Henry Hartman, brother of the
bridegroom, were attendants.
The bride wore a rust colored dress with accessories to match, and carried a
bouquet of roses and ferns. The bridesmaid was attired in a pretty costume
A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents, and a
reception held later in the evening for the young couple.
The young people will make their home on the farm of Henry Pageler, an uncle
of the bridegroom.
YOUNG MOTHER PASSES AWAY
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Elmer Gralapp, Monday.
Death came unexpectedly to Mrs. Gralapp, 31, wife of Elmer Gralapp, residing
at 321 Seventh Avenue SW, Friday morning. Mrs. Gralapp was a sufferer from
asthma for some years and had not been feeling well. Early Friday morning
as her husband was leaving to go to his work, she told him she felt badly
and shortly afterwards passed away.
Mrs. Gralapp was before her marriage Bernice Rachel Sudduth, and she was
born at Mapleton, Iowa, March 12, 1905, a daughter of Ira F. Sudduth and
Bertha Bowers. Her mother died at Onawa in 1911. She lived with an aunt in
Idaho until 1920, when she came to make her home in LeMars with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bowers.
She attended the LeMars schools and Western Union college and worked in the
Blackburn store and in the law office of T. M. Zink.
She was united in marriage June 19, 1928, to Elmer C. Gralapp. She leaves
to mourn her death her husband and three children, Dale, Marian and Allen;
her father, Ira Sudduth; her grandfather, D. W. Bowers; and many other
Her death brings regret to a large circle of acquaintances and friends, who
admired her character and disposition. She was active in church and Sunday
school work as long as health permitted.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the First Methodist church, Rev. J.
R. Tumbleson officiating, and interment made in the City cemetery.
Out of town friends in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Moon, of Tracy, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Robbins, of Mapleton; Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Moon, of Tyler, Minn.; Mrs. C. Hahn, of Amiret, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bowers, Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Moon, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bowers, of Whiting, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Bowers, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coombs, of Sioux City; Mrs. A.
J. Sanderson, of Salix; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Copenhaver and Mr. and Mrs. O.
Ditte, of Hornick; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Benett, of Richland, S.D.; Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley Hickey, of Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Remer, of Sioux City;
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Harvey and Mr. and Mrs. R. Harvey, of Whiting; John
Moon, Donald Moon and Harvey Moon, of Tracy, Minn.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Charles Carwell motored to Minnesota last Saturday to purchase oats.
The Ladies Aid Society met at the home of Mrs. Carl Albers on Wednesday.
Mrs. Kenneth Rees returned on Monday from a few days visit with her sister,
Mrs. Rediske, of Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Becker are the parents of a son born Thursday, October 1.
He has been named Jerry Keith.
Roy McArthur, who is employed on paving work near Alta, Iowa, spent the week
end with his family in Seney.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, Jr. took Mrs. Susan Rayburn to the Sacred Heart
Hospital in LeMars on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Utech spent the week end visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Pech and family, of Brandon, S.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Obermire, of LeMars, visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Grant Chapman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ewin.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss and Mr. and Mrs. Irving McArthur, of Sioux City,
returned Sunday from a vacation at the lakes in northern Minnesota.
Orville Cooper, Earl Chapman, M. J. Lancaster, Edgar Lancaster, Elam Chapman
and Bill Berkenpas went to Harris, Iowa, to pick seed corn this week.
Rev. and Mrs. M. B. Phillips returned from conference on Saturday. Rev.
Phillips will go to Oto, Iowa, for the coming year, and Rev. Code Batho, of
Sioux City, will be pastor in Seney.
A miscellaneous shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Rees on
Friday in honor of Miss Jacoba Mars, a bride of the near future. About
sixty guests were present and games were enjoyed and refreshments served.
KINGSLEY: (From the News-Times)
Geo. Wink is confined to his home on account of illness, and is under the
care of a physician.
Otto Rippey went to Watertown, S.D., Thursday where he has secured a
position in a clothing store.
Relatives here received word of the illness of Mrs. Sam Harvey, at Long
Beach, Calif., who is suffering from a stroke.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson went to Rock Valley, Iowa, Friday to visit for a
week in the home of their son, Will Hanson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Wilson moved from Elkhorn township to Kingsley Thursday.
They will occupy the house owned by Mrs. Tom Foran.
Mrs. Margaret Hervey and sons, Amos and Eldred, and wife, of Middleton,
Idaho, and daughter, Mrs. Maude Rapp, of Caldwell, Idaho, and Mrs. Della
Harris, of Paullina, were visitors in the Mrs. J. R. Mills home.
October 19, 1936
SENEY: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. George Osborne and daughters, Lois and Georgene, and son,
Billie, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Eilers, at Leeds, on
Mr. and Mrs. John Munsey and son, Gene, of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Kunath, and daughters, Shirley and Ruth, of LeMars, and Charley Kunath, were
supper guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Kunath on Saturday.
John Alderson, Sadie Alderson, Ethel and Vernon Ewin, drove to Yankton,
S.D., on Friday to eat pancakes and syrup at the eighth annual festival of
the Gurnsey company.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Albert and three children, of Struble, attended church
here on Sunday and visited the rest of the day in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Oct.
10, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lancaster. [Transcriber
note: Mrs. Joe Mitchell was the former Lois Lancaster.]
Mr. and Mrs. Dan McArthur and granddaughter, Ethel McArthur, and Arthur
Douma, of Sheldon, called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Chapman on
Sunday evening. They were on their way home from Vermillion, where they had
spent the day.
Some of the ladies of the country were cleaning the parsonage on Monday,
expecting the minister's family to move in Tuesday.
Vincent Lancaster drove to Sioux City on Saturday to take some poultry to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschampel, of near Struble, gave a party on Friday night
in honor of their son, Harold's birthday. A large crowd gathered and played
games and danced till late and the ladies served lunch later; a bunch of
Mr. and Mrs. Lige Mars home was prettily decorated on Friday evening when
their daughter, Jacoba Mars, was married to Adrian John Pennings of Orange
City, by Rev. J. G. VandeLune. A number of friends and neighbors gathered
to witness the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins, Richard and Blanche Hawkins, and their house
guest, Miss Vesta Johnson, were Sioux City visitors on Friday.
Rev. and Mrs. Blatho and little son, our new minister, moved in Wednesday
and will be nicely settled in a few days. We are glad to welcome them here
for the coming year.
The Volunteer Sunday School class had a party and business meeting on Monday
night. The annual election of officers resulted as follows: Marian Null,
president; Vincent Buss, secretary and treasurer; and Rev. Batho was elected
teacher of the class. They played games and had lunch and all had a nice
Rev. Batho was a dinner guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker on
Mrs. C. W. Reeves gave a miscellaneous shower for her niece, Miss Mabel
Reeves, who was married to Donald Parks of Kingsley at Spencer in September.
She was presented with a nice lot of useful presents. There was 25 present.
Later Mrs. Reeves served a dainty lunch.
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Topf and sons, Francis, Billy and Philip, of Salix, were
Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Chapman and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Ludwig and daughter, Nancy, of southeast of LeMars and Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Deegan and daughter, Joan, spent the afternoon there also.
NORTH WASHINGTON: (By Special Correspondent)
Ed Johnson of Holstein and Jkarks of Oelwein were callers in Brunsville on
Mrs. Jack Reese returned home Sunday evening after spending a few days at
the John Luken home of Westfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Oltmanns and Maxine and Philip and Herman Eilks of
Carroll, Iowa, were visitors in Brunsville on Saturday and Sunday.
John Johnson and Marin Buhman of near Brunsville were callers in Brunsville
Mrs. John Mammen and son, John, were visitors at the Herman Popken home last
Mrs. Minnie Harms and Tillie Siebens of near Brunsville were LeMars callers
Tom Peterson of near Brunsville had stock on the market on Monday.
Mrs. Dick Harms of near Brunsville is visiting at the Maurice Vernon home of
Carroll, Iowa, the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marienau and children and Mr. and Mrs. George Wilkens and
children were weekend callers at Yankton, on Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wheeler, a daughter. They have named the little
girl, Joan Kathleen.
The Woman's Missionary Society held a meeting on Wednesday in the home of
Mrs. Roy Wright with Mrs. C. Singer and Mrs. James Goudie as assistant
hostess. Mrs. John Manson and Mrs. W. G. Anderson were program leaders.
The high school students were entertained at a skating party in Sioux City
by the faculty Thursday evening.
Mrs. Wesley Eyres spent the weekend in the home of her son and
daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Eyres, of Shenandoah.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams of Sioux City are guests in the home of their
daughter, Mrs. John Hamilton.
The monthly church social will be held Friday evening in the church parlors.
The men have charge of the program.
PRESTON: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Frerichs left on Thursday for Harris, Ia., where they
have obtained employment.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nannen was hostess to the Preston township Lutheran ladies
aid on Thursday afternoon at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bohlken and children and Mr. and Mrs. Conkin, parents of
Mrs. Bohlken, drove to Coleridge, Neb., on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Conkin have
been visiting their daughter for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Gert Jacobs and children and Mr. and Mrs. Gert Wilkens were
visitors at Yankton, S.D., on Sunday.
Gert Saathoff, John Borchers, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Reemts and John Reemts
drove to Muscatine, Iowa, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schroeder were Yankton, S.D., visitors on Sunday.
Merton Gabel had stock on the Sioux City market last week.
Donavan Dietz of Sioux City visited with Ben Bohlken on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freiberg and Mr. and Mrs. Kewell were visitors in Yankton
Mr. and Mrs. John Hillerichs were Akron shoppers on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stevens visited with relatives at Aurora, S.D., over
Mrs. Victor Taylor and Mrs. Annie Taylor were hostesses to the Plymouth
ladies' aid on Thursday afternoon at the Taylor home.
Mrs. Orpha Noble motored to Akron Monday where she spent several days in the
Lloyd Port home.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Edwards and daughter, Jacqueline, of Sioux City were
weekend visitors in the home of Mrs. Nellie Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Peterson and daughter, Clara Joan, of Sioux City, visited in
the Otto Oltmann home Saturday.
Mrs. Chas. Noble attended the Happy Hour Club in the home of Mrs. Hemphill
in LeMars on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Werth of LeMars spent Friday in the John J. McDougall
Miss Alice Mandelkow, of Sioux City, spent the weekend in the home of her
mother, Mrs. Lena Mandelkow.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sampson, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Peebles and Mr. and Mrs. Alec
McDougall attended the first meeting of their card club, Tuesday night, in
the Vernon Morey home at Craig.
N. R. Schlesser and daughter, Elizabeth, drove to Peterson, Ia., on
Wednesday on business and to visit friends enroute.
Miss Vivien Schlessser spent the weekend in the home of her friend, Miss
Beatrice Swain, at Soldier, Iowa.
J. A. Pins, of Chicago, Ill., has been spending a few days in the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Henry Schlesser; before coming here he spent several
weeks visiting in the home of his brothers at Dubuque, Iowa.
PERRY CENTER: (By Special Correspondent)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rodwig and children attended the fall festival in
Yankton, S.D., Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clemensen visited Vance Hunter and son, Billy, near
Perry township schools were closed Friday while the teachers attended the
Northwest Teacher's Convention in Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Clem Ohlsen visited Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hoyer in Battle Creek,
Iowa, Sunday. They also stopped in Ida Grove for a short visit with Mr.
Adolph Kovarna accompanied several representatives of the Hinton Oil Co. to
Omaha, Monday morning.