Iowa Old Press
August 1, 1939
MRS. HOMER JONES CLAIMED BY DEATH
Former LeMars Resident Dies
Relatives living in LeMars received word of the death of Mrs. Homer Jones,
well known former resident of LeMars. Mrs. Jones died Sunday night
following an illness of four years which left her incapacitated.
The funeral will be held in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon and will be
attended by her relatives, the Clagg and Deviney families, and friends from
Mrs. Homer Jones prior to her marriage was Miss Mabel Deviney and was a
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Deviney, early settlers near Ruble,
She is survived by her husband, Homer Jones; a daughter, Mrs. Marian McCoy,
of Fort Dodge; and a son, Don Jones, of Anamosa; her sister, Mrs. Cliff
Eyres; and two brothers, James Deviney and Calvin Deviney, of LeMars.
Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Homer Jones lived in LeMars and left
here about twelve years ago to make their home in Fort Dodge.
PROBE SERIES OF FIRES AT FARMS
Mysterious fires breaking out in straw stacks in Union County are being
investigated by Sheriff A. L. Bernard and South Dakota State Agents, Roy
Milikin and Howard Curtis.
Fires the last two days have destroyed straw stacks valued at $100 on two
farms in Union County. Six fires Tuesday on the farm of M. Chicoine, near
Jefferson, destroyed considerable straw and threatened out buildings.
Wednesday fires began breaking out in straw stacks on the farm of Sam
Beauchenne, a sort distance from the Chicoine farm.
Oat and barley threshing was going on Tuesday at the Chicoine place and
Wednesday at the Beauchenne farm.
Sheriff Bernard said that evidently matches has been placed in grain shocks
on the farms and when the shocks went through the threshing machines, the
matches were ignited and thrown out on the straw piles.
Wednesday afternoon pails of water were kept handy to extinguish the
numerous blazes breaking out in straw piles on the Beachenne farm.
ROBERT KELLEY LE MARS YOUTH FATALLY HURT
Neck Is Broken While Diving at Swimming Pool With Comrades
Robert Kelley, 19, son of Mrs. J. E. Kelley, 515 First Street SW, was killed
Saturday afternoon when he broke his neck in a dive from a ten foot board at
the Municipal Park swimming pool.
Kelley with a number of his companions spent the afternoon at the pool and
was among a number practicing for exhibition dives to be given July 31 at a
county picnic and a swimming tournament for Northwestern Iowa at the park,
August 6. Remarking to his comrades as the afternoon hours were waning he
would take one more shot at the two and half turn flip, he plunged into the
water said to be sixteen feet deep at that point.
Noticing Kelley did not come up after his plunge, Dave McCuckey and Kenneth
Hoffman, life guards, and Keith Bartels, his swimming companion, went to the
rescue. Kenneth Hoffman located what proved to be the inanimate form of the
youth and dragged the body to the surface.
Kelley was dead when pulled from the water and attempts to resuscitate him
Three physicians from the LeMars Clinic responded to a call. Cause of death
was attributed to a broken neck.
Apparently in attempting to make the turn in the intricate dive his head
jerked back, causing the fracture in the neck.
Kelley was an expert swimmer and admired by his comrades for his feats in
swimming and diving.
BORN IN LE MARS.
Robert Francis Kelley was born in LeMars September 17, 1919. His father,
Jas. E. Kelley, was a prominent businessman in LeMars and was Postmaster ten
years. His mother was deputy clerk of the courts in Plymouth County for
Robert Kelley was afforded all the advantages of a good home and educational
facilities and had the makings of a fine citizen. He was graduated from
LeMars high school in 1937 and then attended Columbia, now Loras college, in
Dubuque. He attended Iowa University this year and was home on vacation
when fate ended his life.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. E. Kelley; his brother, Attorney J. P.
Kelley, of LeMars; his sister, Mrs. Walter C. Lentz, of Fort Dodge, Iowa;
his grandmother, Mrs. Ella Pierce, of LeMars; and many relatives in Plymouth
County and Illinois.
FUNERAL THIS MORNING.
The funeral will be held this Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock in St. James
church, Rev. L. J. Cooper, the pastor officiating. Twelve associates and
playmates of the dead youth will consign his remains to their earthly
resting place: Keith Bartels, Ed DeWitt, Raymond Holton, Thos. Lenihan,
James Wernli, Nick Coad, Tony Bamberg, James Long, Will Knoop, James Bowers,
Will Arendt, Vernon Killeas.
Interment will be made in St. James cemetery under the direction of the
Wiltgen funeral home.
ELMER KILKER MAIL CARRIER LEAVES LE MARS.
Elmer Kilker, well known and popular city mail carrier in Le Mars for the
past twenty-one years, left yesterday with his family for Ulysses, Nebraska,
to make their home.
Mr. Kilker recently effected a change of work as allowed by postal
authorities with S. A. Bradley of Ulysses, rural mail carrier out of that
Mr. Kilker in his new position will ride and Mr. Bradley pound the pavement
in their perspective interchange of work.
Mr. Bradley will take up his new duties in LeMars today. He is accompanied
by his family. They have rented the Leo Hentges house on Fourth avenue SE.
PIONEER MILLER TAKEN BY DEATH
J. P. STRENG RESIDENT HERE FOR FIFTY YEARS
J. P. Streng, 77, resident of LeMars for more than fifty years, died at his
home 127 Fourth avenue SW Friday following a lingering illness. His health
began to fail about five years ago, and for several weeks prior to his death
he was confined to bed.
Mr. Streng was born August 8, 1852, in Luxemburg, Europe, where he grew up
and was married October 15, 1866, to Mary Francis Werner. Coming to the
United States following their marriage, he came directly to LeMars and was
employed by the Gehlen Milling company and after with the Plymouth Milling
company. Mr. Streng was a faithful and industrious workman and retained his
position as long as health permitted. He was a fine type of citizen who
gained the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was a devout member
of the Catholic church and a member of the Holy Name society of St. Joseph
He is survived by his wife; one son, Nicholas Streng, of Sioux City; three
daughters, Mrs. George Pehler, of LeMars; Mrs. Ed Goebel, of Denison, Iowa;
Mrs. H. P. Cunningham, of Alta, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and one brother,
John Streng, of LeMars.
The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Joseph church, Mgr. J. D. Fisch
officiating and interment made in St. Joseph cemetery.
ENJOY FAMILY REUNION.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Culver of Dickens, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Raiker and
daughter of Spencer, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Sevist Swanson and son of Ayrshire,
Iowa, Mrs. Amber Bailey and daughter of Royal, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Putman, of Storm Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin White, son and granddaughter of
Hawarden held a family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Garr
Sunday. A number of the visitors also attended the Northwest Iowa picnic in
the Municipal Park.
YOUNG WOMAN USES HER HEAD.
Alton Democrat: For some weeks Margaret Pereboom had been missing young
poultry from her place near Ireton. She set traps and spread poison but the
intruder kept evading them.
The poultry kept disappearing.
Becoming exasperated Miss Pereboom decided to take drastic action. She
poured hot lye water into the hole near the chicken pen hoping to get
results. She did.
Out came a four foot black snake, species still undetermined, fighting mad.
It was promptly killed and the entire neighborhood is keeping a wary eye out
for the possible appearance of its mate.
TOWNSHIP NAMED AFTER PIONEER
Marion township was named in honor of M. C. Lobdell, for many years a
resident of LeMars, after his retirement from farm life, according to an
item contained in the Remsen Bell-Enterprise in its last issue. His son,
Rowe Lobdell, who inherited his father’s property, is a resident of LeMars.
The story as related in the Remsen paper says:
On the farm occupied by the Mike Gengler family two miles west of Remsen on
No. 5, stands part of the old dwelling of the pioneer Marion C. Lobdell, one
of the first to cast its lot in this territory. The little building, in the
early years a minor part of the Lobdell home, is now used as a tool house
and stands among the other outbuildings but close to its original site.
Marion C. Lobdell, who fought in the Civil War, came here in 1868 in company
with his brother, D. B. Lobdell. He bought his 260-acre farm for $2.50 per
acre. After fire destroyed the first railway station in Remsen in 1875, a
locating agent for the railroad visited Mr. Lobdell for advice as to the
location of the new depot. The agent thought the Lobdell farm would be just
the spot and would please its owner. Furthermore, thought the agent, the
name of Maryville for the new station, would be an honor to Mrs. Lobdell,
whose name was Mary. But both declined, and the agent designated the
original spot as the site for the new depot, and the town of Remsen sprang
The pioneer homesteader was not left without a namesake, however, for the
township in which he settled, previously a part of Elgin township and called
Willow, was renamed Marion in 1871, in Lobdell’s honor. And so it is today.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, August 4, 1939
Krull will buy it. Phone 878.
Full line of insurance and National Hybrid corn. ~Geo. Pavlik, LeMars.
A. H. Higley, who has been seriously ill the past week, was taken to Sacred
Heart Hospital Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Agnes and Mrs. W. R. Teefey of Fort Dodge were calling on
LeMars friends Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Shepherd and children are visiting in the home of Mr.
Shepherd’s parents at Seymour, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Adams of Big Fork, Minn., are visiting in the home of
Mrs. Adam’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hansen.
A marriage license was issued at the court house Tuesday to Ingar Ostergaard
and Genevieve Sukalec, both of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Burke of Sweetwater, Neb., former LeMars residents, are
visiting in the home of Mr. Burke’s mother.
Mrs. Clarence Wright and daughter, Mable, of Worthington, Minn., attended
funeral rites for Robert Kelley which were held Tuesday.
Mrs. Warren Lillie returned Sunday from a week’s visit at Rock Rapids in the
home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kohl.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hartigan of Woodstock, Minn., were guests Sunday in the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Higley and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Bowers.
Mrs. Nellie Teefey of Sioux City has returned to her home after a week’s
visit in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Joynt.
The Louis E. Brick Auxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. Margaret Nevins,
436 First Street SE, Friday, August 4, at 7 o’clock. All members are urged
to be present.
Mrs. Geo. Gumm, residing 627 Fourth avenue SE, returned home this week
after three weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. Moser, at Centerville, S.D.,
and relatives in Sioux City.
Charles Ryan of Sioux City spent the weekend with friends in LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Nussbaum spent Sunday at the Palisades near Garretson, S.
R. L. Claussen and Frank Stamp have returned from a five day vacation trip
Mrs. Raymond Peddie of Chicago is visiting her father, Will Voss, and
friends in LeMars this week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Luken are on a vacation making a trip to Duluth,
Minneapolis, Minn., and Port Arthur, Canada.
Mrs. A. C. Demaray, who has been spending the summer at her cottage on Lake
Okoboji, returned home this week.
Mrs. Mabel Wright of Worthington, Minn., is visiting her father, C. E.
Clarke, and other relatives in LeMars.
Matt Kaster, of Clearwater, Neb., is visiting his friend, Jas. Connor, in
LeMars. Mrs. Kaster reports crops where he lives are almost a failure.
Mrs. H. P. Miller of Rock Island, Ill., is spending a week’s vacation in the
home of her mother, Mrs. Katherine Brauch. Mrs. Miller is accompanied by
her three children.
Wilbur Laux is in a Sioux City hospital taking treatments from a specialist.
He has never recovered from an accident a year or two ago when he was struck
by a truck.
Mrs. J. B. Cunningham of Akron, who came to attend the funeral Tuesday of
Robert F. Kelley, remained to be with her sister, Mrs. Ella Pearce, and
niece, Mrs. J. E. Kelley, for a few days.
Mrs. John Horrigan and family of Sioux City came Tuesday to attend the
funeral of her grand nephew, Robert Kelley. The Horrigan family lived in
LeMars for many years before moving to Sioux City.
OYENS: (Special Correspondence)
Otto L. Weber of Jefferson, S.D., called on Oyens friends on Friday.
A large crowd attended the merchants night free picture show Monday.
Ray Kaiser is spending the week on a business trip to South Bend, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kenney spent the past week in Des Moines visiting friends.
Mrs. Kate Kaiser attended the Robert Kelley funeral at LeMars on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groff, of Remsen, visited at the John Meis home on
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ludwig of Dubuque visited on Monday at the John Arens home.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis S. Homan of Remsen visited at the John Meis home Monday.
St. Catherine’s parish will hold a bazaar on the church grounds Tuesday,
The floor of St. Catherine’s church was varnished on Wednesday by the girls
of the Sodality.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kieffer of Remsen spent Sunday evening in the John Meis
Gethsemane Danish Lutheran Church is holding an ice cream social the evening
of Thursday, August 3, on the church grounds.
Mrs. Herman Groth, formerly Kate Wandersheid of Oyens, is gravely ill at her
home in Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelly of Akron visited Thursday in the Ray Kelly and
Herbert Weber homes.
The construction crew of the Iberson Co. of Minneapolis has completed the
drive way and new grain dump of plant No. 2 of the Oyens Cooperative Co.
New machinery has been installed and the elevator will begin operations this
The Oyens Cooperative Co. has begun the construction of a new coal storage
house. The main elevator building, a barn red landmark for forty years, is
being painted a dull gray and is being partly reroofed. The new coal sales
house will be between the two elevators.
PERRY CENTER: (Special Correspondence)
Fine rains fell here this week.
Warren Bonnes was sick last week.
Well drillers are at work drilling a well on the Thomas Beaulieu farm.
Mrs. William Flannery of Sioux City visited Mrs. Adolph Kovarna Wednesday.
August 18, 1939
ACHIEVEMENT DAY EXERCISES ATTRACT CROWD
PLYMOUTH COUNTY 4-H GIRLS EVENT HELD IN LE MARS
The annual 4-H Girls Achievement Day was held Wednesday at the First
Methodist Church in LeMars. Over 100 people were there to see the program
demonstrations, and style show of the exhibits of clothing made by the
A different feature was a style show at the end of the afternoon in which
every girl took part who was exhibiting a dress she had made. In the blue
ribbon class in the style show were Janette Bohlke, LeMars, and Anne
Mulford, Kingsley. Marjorie Lake and Delores Markison, Merrill, and Lois
Held, Hinton, placed in the red ribbon class.
The demonstration "An Attractive Dress At An Attractive Price" by Darlene
Eyres and Janette Bohlke of the Union Live Wires featured making of a
simple, inexpensive and attractive child's dress. These girls and their
leader, Miss Ellen Eyres, will go to the State Fair and repeat the
Mary Tindall and Jean Howes represented the Washington Loyal Workers with
the demonstration "Helpful Hosiery Hints." These girls will give the
demonstration on the selection and care of hose at the Clay County Fair,
Thursday, September 14.
Another interesting demonstration was "Apron Art" by Ardis Finzen and
Phyllis Johnson of the Westfield Willing Toilers in which they showed how to
make attractive aprons from sugar sacks.
Hazel and Delores Markison of the Joli-Live Wire Club showed how to make
various finishes for tailored dresses.
Ann Mulford, county health girl, was presented.
Between demonstrations were short program numbers which included a song by
Beulah and Bonnie Port, Akron; "Sweet and Low" by the Melbourne Maids club
and a piano duet by Betty Hoyt and Celesta Featherston of the Union Live
The premium money for exhibits goes to the clubs to help send delegates to
state meetings. The club with winning exhibits was the Hungerford Hummers.
Nancy Gaynor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gaynor of Sioux City, spent a
few days the first of the week in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. C. Gaynor.
FUNERAL RITES FOR WELL KNOWN SOUTH DAKOTA TEACHER
Funeral services were held at Akron Monday for Mrs. Anna Kennedy Issenhuth,
61, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kennedy and a prominent South Dakota
school teacher, who died Friday after a long illness.
Mrs. Issenhuth in 1926 was chosen the most popular teacher in South Dakota
by a committee of 15 appointed by the governor. She was honored with a free
trip to the sesquicentennial exposition in Philadelphia and was presented
with a gold medal by President Coolidge.
She was born near Chatsworth, Iowa, June 1, 1878, and attended the Akron
high school, University of Minnesota, and a teacher's college at Boulder,
Colo. After teaching in rural schools for several years, she taught at
Hawarden and later at Vermillion, Salem, Blunt, Pierre and Rockham, S.D.
Mrs. Issenhuth was married to John Issenhuth of Huron, S.D., in 1928. She
again taught school in 1929-31, interspersing her teaching with a trip to
Europe in 1930. Her health had been failing since 1931.
Besides her widower, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. P.J. Lass,
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Raymond McArthur is visiting relatives in Sioux City this week.
Robert Chapman, who has been ill at his home, is slowly improving.
Howard Nanninga, who is employed at Iola, Minn., spent the weekend at his
Vernon Penning, of Hawarden, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Henry Janssen and sons, Elmer and Fred, motored to Round Lake, Minn., Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Lora Green and family returned home Wednesday from a visit with
relatives at Spencer, Iowa.
Mrs. Wesley Green and son, Gene, of Kansas City, spent this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Lora Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Connor and daughter, of Moville, were visitors at the
home of Mrs. Mary Daugherty Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hinde moved this week to the residence formerly occupied
by the Goldhorn Bros., belonging to the Rayburn estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Healies, Frank Tureik and son, Tommy, of Chicago, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Matthews of Cherokee were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gatzke
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DeRaad are spending this week at the H.F. Groetken farm
in the absence of the family who are on a vacation visiting relatives at St.
Members of the Carnes church held their annual picnic at the Lige Mars farm
on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. John Hartog and family and Mrs. A. Jeffers attended
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Whitlock and daughter, Eleanor, and John Betsworth of
Sioux City spent Sunday with Mrs. Mary Daugherty. John Betsworth remained
here for a visit this week.
Miss Margaret Olson entertained the members of the Sunday school class at
the community hall Thursday evening. The evening was spent in juvenile games
and refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Albert of Canton, S.D., were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Albert. Fern Albert, who has been visiting relatives here, returned
with them to her home in Canton Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matthews and daughter, Shirley, of Madison, S.D., spent
Sunday at the Oscar Gatzke home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss and son, Stanley, Mrs. Roy McArthur and daughter,
Ruth, visited Saturday at the C.J. Darville home in Sioux City. Miss Verna
Burris, who spent the past week with relatives here, returned with them to
Mrs. Vera Thies, son, Jack, and daughter, Joan, of Britt, Iowa, spent last
week at the M.J. Lancaster home while Mrs. Thies and Mrs. Lancaster made a
business trip to North Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Thies and Joan returned home
Thursday. Jack remained here for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rees and son, Larry, were Seney callers Tuesday en
route to Henderson, Iowa, where Mr. Rees will continue his work with a road
construction company. Mrs. Margaret Rees, who spent a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. Rees at Sheldon, returned with them to her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Becker and sons, Jerry and
Bobby, enjoyed a picnic supper at the new recreational park in LeMars
Thursday evening, the occasion being the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Floyd
Becker. Relatives from Sioux City joined the party as a surprise for Mrs.
CHATSWORTH: (From the Hawarden Independent)
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Easton and two children of Merrill and his mother, Mrs.
Easton of Canada, visited Sunday at the Elvie Easton home. Mrs. Easton
remained for a week's visit in the home of her son.
Mrs. H.J. Schumacher entertained P.C.O.C. Wednesday afternoon. All members
were present with the exception of one. The hostess with the assistance of
her granddaughters, Carmen and Elnore Vogelzang, served a delicious lunch.
AKRON: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Mary Scott, who has been ill, is somewhat better.
The Y.W.M.C. met Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Frank Morehead.
Mrs. Walter Mellen visited relatives and friends at Winner, S.D., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kilstrom returned Thursday from a vacation at Lake
The Rural Home Culture Club met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Henry
Wilma Herzig of LeMars is visiting in the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Clair McCorkell.
Mrs. Anna Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rossback spent the weekend in Omaha,
Neb., visiting relatives.
Mrs. Nettie Robertson of Gray, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Sadie
Stinton, returned to her home Saturday.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic church
for Mrs. John Issenhuth, who passed away Friday.
Miss Dorothy Tucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Tucker, and Arden Brown
were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage Saturday afternoon.
Miss Betty Rossbach, who has been visiting in the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rossbach, returned to her home at Alcester, S.D.,
Mrs. Reuben Hines, Mrs. Marion Morehead, Mrs. Walter Young, Mrs. Glen
Kanago, and Mrs. Truman Campbell visited Tuesday in the home of Mrs. Ida
Morehead at LeMars.
Mrs. Freeman Myers and Miss Phyllis Myers of Los Angeles, Calif., are
visitors in the James Myers home. Mrs. Freeman Myers spent the summer in the
home of her parents in New York City.
Tuesday, August, 22, 1939
JOHN C. PETERSON WEDS JOAN DUBES IN SIOUX CITY
Sioux City Journal: The marriage of John Carroll Peterson, Jr., deputy
district court clerk, and Miss Jean Marie Dubes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Dubes, 2812 Isabella street, was solemnized Friday evening by
Henry Clark, pastor of the First Unitarian Church, at the Dubes home.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mathewson were attendants. Sixteen persons including the
families of the newly weds, were present. The couple left after wedding
supper for a week's honeymoon in Des Moines.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Peterson, 2213 S. Palmetto
street. The father is a market editor of The Journal.
Mr. Peterson, the father of the bridegroom, prior to going to Sioux City was
engaged in the newspaper business in LeMars and owns a fine farm in Fredonia
FRACTURES HIP IN FALL
Mrs. Mary Dougherty of Seney suffered a broken right hip bone Thursday in a
fall at her home. She was brought to the Sacred Heart hospital in LeMars
where her condition yesterday was reported fair. Mrs. Dougherty is upwards
of eighty years of age.
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE WEDDED
HAROLD CLARK AND DORIS WOODLEY
Miss Doris Woodley and Harold Clark of this city were married in South Sioux
City, Neb., Wednesday, August 16. Judge McKinley performing the ceremony.
The attendants were Lois Johnson of Sioux City, a sister of the bridegroom,
and Jos. Nuebel of LeMars.
The bride is the daughter of City Marshal Dave Woodley of Merrill and the
bridegroom, a son of Frank Clark, of Sioux City.
The bride has been employed at the Margo and the bridegroom at the Pantry
for several years, and are well known and popular with many customers and
have made many friends while working in LeMars.
After a brief honeymoon trip they will engage in the restaurant business in
the Tritz & Schorg Recreation Center at Remsen.
Mrs. Chas. Steele is visiting in the home of her mother, Mrs. F.A. Seeley,
at Worthington, Minn.
A. G. BLAKEWAY SUFFERS FATAL HEART ATTACK
WELL-KNOWN RETIRED BUSINESS MAN DIES UNEXPECTEDLY
Death came without warning to A.G. Blakeway, 85, well-known retired LeMars
business man and Plymouth county pioneer, Monday morning at his home 122
First Avenue SE.
Mr. and Mrs. Blakeway returned to their home Friday night from a seven weeks
trip in eleven states including a visit to the World's Fair in San Francisco
with their son, H.N. Blakeway and family, of Chicago. Slightly tired from
the long drive, Mr. Blakeway appeared in his usual good health, Saturday and
Sunday and was recounting experiences of his trip to friends.
Arising Monday morning he told Mrs. Blakeway at the breakfast table, "I feel
rested up and am hungry." He proceeded to drink a glass of water and fell
sideways off his chair expiring before medical aid could arrive. Death was
ascribed to a heart attack.
A.G. Blakeway was among the well known residents of LeMars and was
recognized far and wide as a man of integrity and an upright citizen. His
death removed one of the valued members of the community who led a long and
Here Over Half Century
Arthur G. Blakeway was born on a farm near Freeport, Ill., February 22,
1854, where he grew up.
He came to LeMars fifty-seven years ago and has lived here since.
After coming to LeMars he engaged in the grocery business with J.D. McAuley
and later was engaged in the same line of business with C.P. Woodard. He
later conducted a general store at Crathorne for about ten or twelve years
and conducted a lucrative trade there until the automobile came into almost
universal use. Returning to LeMars he and Mrs. Blakeway conducted a variety
and department store for several years until he retired from active business
Mr. Blakeway was a member of the Presbyterian church and served as elder for
many years and also was superintendent of the Sunday school at different
times. He was active in community affairs in his younger days.
He was a charter member of the first Iowa National Guard Company formed in
LeMars and was a member of Zeus Lodge, Knights of Pythlas.
He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Norris of LeMars, March 4, 1885,
the ceremony taking place at the Norris home where the residence now
occupied by M.F. Brodie stands. Mrs. Norris's father was one of the first
settlers in LeMars and was engaged in the butcher trade.
Three children were born to them, a boy and a girl dying in childhood. [The
copy runs out here.]
~Note: Per the obituary for Curtis G. Norris 1836-1907, the father-in-law of
A.G. Blakeway, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Blakeway had a son living at that time. His
name was Herbert Norris Blakeway.
TUCKER FAMILY HOLDS REUNION HERE SATURDAY
Ninety members of the Tucker family met at the tourist park Sunday for their
family reunion at which eleven brothers and sisters were present. A.E.
Tucker, a brother, of Madison, S.D., was not able to be present.
A picnic dinner was served at 1 o'clock after which a ball game was enjoyed
and a program of music, readings and tap dancing was given by members of the
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tucker
and family, Mr. and Mrs. True Byrne and family, and Mrs. J.W. Tucker of
LeMars; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Royer and family, and Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Jenkins and
family, of Blue Earth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Uthe and family of Madison,
S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Rozell and family and Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Tucker and
family of Akron.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harvey, of Marcus; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tucker and
family of Alcester, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker and family of Sioux
An honored guest of the day was an only uncle of the family, Landon
Underwood, of Jefferson, Iowa, who was presented with a gift by his nieces
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoskins of Lone Tree, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. K.C. Acrea
of Logan, Iowa, who are guests of Mrs. J.W. Tucker, were among the guests.
Friday, August 25, 1939
IRA LANCASTER TAKE HIS LIFE WITH REVOLVER
Relatives Receive Word of Tragic Fate at Santa Monica
Word was received by relatives in Seney Wednesday of the death of Ira
Lancaster, 49, well known former resident of Elgin township. He had been
living at Santa Monica, California, the past few years.
According to a brief message Mr. Lancaster took his own life by shooting
himself through the head with a bullet from a revolver.
The family is awaiting further details as to the causes leading to the
Ira Lancaster was a member of a pioneer family which settled near Seney in
He was born and grew up here and farmed and worked at various occupations.
He was married to Lillian Pech, who survives with three children, Geraldine,
Lois and Ellis. The girls are married. He is also survived by his brothers,
Vincent, Middleton, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Buss and Mrs. Allie Hawkins.
~Transcriber Note: Ira William Lancaster, born on the home place near Seney,
Iowa, March 30, 1890. He was the son of Edwin Marion Lancaster & Mary Alice
ROBINSON, FAMILY IN ANNUAL REUNION
The eighth annual Robinson reunion was held Sunday, August 20, 1939, at
Kingsley, Iowa. Due to the rain the affair was held in the Kingsley Legion
Hall. The day was spent visiting.
The oldest person present was Wm. Robinson of Moville, Iowa, and the
youngest member present was Keith Kounkel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kounkel
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Robinson of Cherokee; Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Robinson and daughters of Onawa, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Billie Robinson
and daughter and Miss Sadie Petersen of Kingsley; Mrs. Vina McMahon and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Robinson and sons, Wm. Wink, Louis Robinson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Petersen, Wm. Robinson, and Miss Myrna
Schumate, all of Moville.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Robinson and family of Quimby; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Robinson
and family of Hinton; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kounkel and sons of Merrill; Mr. and
Mrs. George Kisting and sons, Millie Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Weston,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robinson and family of Lawton, Iowa; and Howard and Gearth
Florke of Sioux City.
IN POLICE COURT
Lynn Bunch was arrested by police on Wednesday night and held until morning.
He was arraigned before Mayor Wm. Lemke in police court Thursday and fined
$10 and costs on a charge of disturbing the peace.
FORMER PERRY TEACHER WEDS
Friends in Perry township received announcements this week of the marriage
of Miss Olive Fugate, school teacher there for several terms.
Miss Olive Fugate formerly of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Karl M. Riehl of
Waterloo, Iowa, were married in Des Moines in August of last year. Mrs.
Riehl was attending Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls at the time.
Miss Fugate taught in school district No. 8, Perry township, the past two
school years and for two years prior to that taught in the Perry Center
Mr. and Mrs. Riehl are making their home about 30 miles out of Denver,
Colorado, where he is a surveyor with an engineering line through the Rocky
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Love returned this week from a trip to Freeport, Ill, and
Chicago. Mr. Love attended the Eagles National Convention in session there
BLAZE SMOKES UP APARTMENT
The fired department responded to an alarm of fire at 7 o'clock Tuesday
morning from the apartment over the Vallet Cleaners shop, 108 Central Avenue
NE, occupied by Clyde Overman. A short circuit in an electrical wire caused
The wall of the room was smoked up. The services of the department were not
FINAL RITES FOR A. G. BLAKEWAY
Funeral services for A.G. Blakeway, pioneer LeMars citizen who died
unexpectedly Monday morning, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. F.P. Pfaltzgraff, the pastor, will
conduct the service.
Pallbearers are elders of the church and will be R.L. Budde, E. Beachler,
Wm. Penning, W.W. Hawkins, J.A. Watson, and W.L. Downing.
Mr. Blakeway was the oldest living charter member of the church and served
as elder for many years and three years ago was elected elder emeritus.
FIRST MEETING RURAL TEACHERS
Convene In Le Mars Saturday, Sept. 2
The first meeting of the 1939-40 school year for Plymouth county rural
teachers will be held in the courthouse, LeMars, on Saturday afternoon,
September 2, with the following schedule:
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - For teachers who are teaching for the first time in
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. - For all Plymouth county teachers in rural and two-room
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. - For teachers in standard rural schools.
School supplies will be distributed to rural teachers at this meeting. There
are no changes in text books in the Plymouth county rural schools for the
coming, but the work books will be sold through the county book stores.
On September 5, the rural teachers will assemble in LeMars for a day's
instruction, relative to the work in the primer, first, second and third
grades, with Miss Olive Pearl Ritter in charge. A new third grade course of
study and two study guides will be placed in all the county rural schools.
These materials are being paid out of funds allowed by local boards of
PERRY CENTER: (Special Correspondence)
Rex Knapp had an operation for tonsils and adenoids recently.
Mrs. Charles Miller, of Denver, Colo., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Oral
A doctor was called early Thursday for Mrs. John Kovarna who became suddenly
A number of chickens were stolen on the Charles Oms and Louis Christensen
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Knapp and Virginia accompanied by relatives spent last week
at the lakes.
Mrs. Arthur Miller and Mrs. Oliver Bonnes of Sioux City visited Mrs. Ejner
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frerichs enjoyed a visit from relatives from Chicago over
Mrs. David Swanson and Ruth went to Cherokee Wednesday and spent the day in
the Glenn Norris home.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sloan with several friends from Sioux City and Alfred
Anderson spent Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mrs. Clarence Vondrak visited her mother, Mrs. Van Buskirk, in a Sioux City
hospital where she underwent an operation on her foot.
George Richards of Hinton has begun construction work on a house to replace
the one destroyed by fire last winter on the Charles Wolfe farm.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Lawrence Gatzke of Centerville, S.D., visited in the home of his brother,
Oscar Gatzke, this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hinde entertained at dinner Sunday Miss Charleen Reinking
of LeMars and Art Berkenpas.
A few relatives and friends visited in the Henry Janssen home Wednesday to
help Fred Janssen celebrate his birthday.
The members of the Henry Reints threshing ring met at the new recreational
park in LeMars Sunday for a picnic.
Mr. and Mrs. Allie Eason and daughter spent a few days this week at Fergus
Falls, Minn., looking after farming interests.
Members and friends of the Women's Home Missionary society met on the church
lawn for a picnic supper Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Emerson Kennedy, son, Dennis, and daughter, Doris, returned to their
home in Hawarden after a week's visit at the Albert Penning home.
Mr. and Mrs. Worsfold of Marshalltown, Iowa, called on Mrs. J.H. Walkup
Friday. They are tenants on a farm owned by Mrs. Walkup at Marshalltown.
Mrs. Frank Becker and Mrs. Albert Penning motored to Hudson, S.D., and spent
Wednesday and Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodhouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins, daughter, Blanche, and sons, David and Richard,
returned home Saturday from a trip to the Black Hills, Yellowstone Park and
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman and daughter, Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Cooper and son, Marvin, left Monday for a trip to Yellowstone Park and other
points in the west.
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Wills and children attended a family reunion held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Jones of Ireton last week. Sixty-nine relatives
enjoyed a picnic dinner together.
Miss Ruth McArthur entertained Mrs. Nellie W. Fireoved, professor of
elementary education at Western Union College, and Miss Viola Pingle of
Marcus, a student at the college, at dinner Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving McArthur and Mrs. C.J. Darville of Sioux City visited
Sunday in the Roy McArthur home. Raymond McArthur, who spent the past weeks
in Sioux City, returned to his home with them.
Mrs. Mary Daugherty Sr., Seney's oldest pioneer resident, had the misfortune
to fall at her home Thursday and break her hip. She was taken to the Sacred
Heart hospital in LeMars where her condition is fair.
The Willing Workers Sunday school class with their teacher, Miss Evelyn
Lancaster, held a party in the community hall Thursday evening. The evening
was spent in games and stunts and refreshments were served.
Miss Constance Chapman and her father, Grant Chapman, left Friday for
Carlsbad, New Mexico. Enroute they will visit Mr. Chapman's boyhood home in
Ohio. Miss Chapman is teacher in the high school at Carlsbad.
The Ladies Aid held their annual birthday luncheon in the community hall
Friday afternoon with a large attendance. An interesting program of sons,
readings and music was presented and a luncheon of pie-a-la-mode and coffee
About fifty neighbors and friends surprised Mrs. Harry Reints Tuesday at a
farewell party and spent the evening at her home visiting. The self-invited
guests brought refreshments and served a luncheon in closing. Mrs. Reints
has bought a home in LeMars where she moved last week.
A family reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Lizzie Buss Sunday. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Detloff, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss and son,
Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Hawkins and son, Kenneth, of Maurice, and Mr.
and Mrs. Will Buss, son Elmer, and daughters, Leila and Pearl, of Harlan,
ELKHORN: (Special Correspondence)
Laurel Henry and Robert Fletcher drove to southern Missouri Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Knudsen of Merrill spent Sunday here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilfang of Bismarck, N.D., spent Saturday at the Fred
Miss Iona Pratt of LeMars visited Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G.A. Pratt.
Mrs. E.A. Spink entertained the second division of the pastors aid at her
home Friday afternoon.
Miss Isadore Dilley returned to Council Bluffs Sunday after spending two
weeks with relatives here.
Elser Jensen and Wyndham Bauer arrived home Tuesday from a visit at Fort
Scott, Kan., and in Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Pratt and Mrs. Sergie Bauler of Sioux City left to attend
the World's Fair in New York.
Miss Margaret Mighell of Mankato, Minn., arrived for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mighell.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Page at their home in Kingsley Saturday, August
19, a son. The young man has been named Edwin Lyman.
Elkhorn Farm Women Club met in the Kingsley park Thursday afternoon. The
September meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Wesley Pratt.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Kelso of Stillwater, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
McChesney of Stillwell, Okla., visited friends in this vicinity last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mighell and daughter of Texarkana, Ark., arrived Saturday
for a visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mighell.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Petri, daughter Marion, of Maceo, Ky., visited in the John
French home Tuesday. They are enroute for the western coast and World's
The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reuben was partly destroyed by fire
Sunday afternoon. When Mrs. Reuben was starting a fire, a can of kerosene
Herb Fletcher, son, Vernon, and Sidney Fry drove to Storm Lake Monday where
Mr. Fry will be employed. Herb and son visited in the Elmer Martin home
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steven, son, Max, and Jack Bowman left Saturday for a
visit in the Mert Kelso home at Madison, S.D. They will spend a few days
touring the Black Hills.
Mr. and Mrs. John French, sons, William and Wyndham, daughters, Frances,
Darlene and Marcella, returned home Tuesday from a two week's visit with
relatives at Owensboro, Ky., and in Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mighell, daughter, Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Parker
and daughter of Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mighell of Texarkana, Ark., were
guests in the home of Mrs. Herman Michael at Holestein Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Goosie and sons, George and Gerald, Miss Bernadine Hovet
of Fairfield, Neb., were guests Monday in the Albert Fletcher home. George
returned home with his parents after spending two months at the Fletcher
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Puttman, Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen and Elser, Mr. and Mrs.
Pete Riechman and Joy, Helen Bauer and Ben Franzen of Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Karsten of Pierson attended the annual
Peterson picnic at the Cherokee park Sunday.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
H.B. Lilly and children held a picnic Sunday at River Sioux.
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have returned from a summer vacation.
H.B. and O.B. Lilly went to Clark County, S.D., on a business trip.
The store of Albert Hummel was robbed Saturday night of about $100.
Mrs. David Lilly and baby returned from the Akron hospital on Sunday.
Russell Sanford of Minneapolis, Minn., was in Westfield over the weekend.
Mrs. Emma Baack and daughter of Craig were visiting friends in Westfield
Miss Lillie Mae Schulz of Elk Point, S.D., who has been helping Miss Chapman
in her store, has returned home. She will teach school this fall.
Mrs. S.P. Lilly entertained the Ladies Aid at the church on Thursday. A good
crowd was out and enjoyed the program. Visitors were Mrs. Cassel and Mrs.
Lagrone of Sioux City, former Westfield people. Mrs. Lagrone favored the aid
with three songs that were much enjoyed.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Petersen and sons of Marcus visited Nick Kloster Friday.
Miss Dorabelle Kloster of Winfield, Kansas, visited C.P. Kloster, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Niels Pallesen of Marcus visited Herman Miller and Ray Bogh
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Petersen and children and Mrs. Duane Madison of Viborg,
S.D., are visiting Nick Kloster.
Rev. and Mrs. Alvin Petersen of Marcus and Rev. M.G. Christensen of Cedar
Falls were guests of Axel Petersen Sunday.
James and Farley Peterson and Mrs. Glasgow attended the wedding of their
brother and grandson, Jack Peterson, at Sioux City Friday evening.
Edward Hansen, Sheriden Swensen, Harold Sorenson and Paul Neve, a quartet
from Dana College, Blair, Neb., sang in Gethsemane church Sunday morning.
A large crowd attended services at Gethsemane Lutheran church, Sunday.
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, August 29, 1939
Opal Weidauer Dies in Hospital At Mitchell, S. D.
Young Woman Fatally Hurt In Auto Crash Two Weeks Ago
Mrs. Opal Weidauer, 23, wife of Merle A. Weidauer of Stanton township, died
at a hospital in Mitchell, S. D., as the result of injuries suffered in an
automobile accident 16 miles southwest of Mitchell August 16.
Mrs. Weidauer's death was the second fatality from the crash of two
automobiles involving 13 persons near Tobin Center. She suffered a
fractured pelvis. Her mother, sister and baby daughter were injured in the
same crash. The mother and sister are still in the hospital.
Also injured fatally in the accident was Mrs. William Wolfe, Omaha, who died
several hours after the collision.
Still In Hospital
At the time of the accident Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wieczorek of Mount Vernon,
S. D., were going to visit Mr. and Mrs. Will Schumacher near Ethan, S. D.
Mrs. Wieczorek was formerly Mrs. Kate Fischer of Stanton township and LeMars
and was wedded last June to Mr. Wieczorek.
They were both badly cut and bruised, their son, Clifford, injured. Her
daughter, Bethel Fischer, suffered a broken leg and her daughter, Mrs. Merle
Weidauer, suffered fractures of the pelvic bone and her nine months old baby
suffered a broken leg.
Mrs. Wieczorek is still confined to the hospital in Mitchell and her
condition is critical. Bethel Fischer is slowly making recovery.
Body Returned Here
The remains of Mrs. Weidauer were brought back here for burial and the
funeral will be held from the Fischer farm at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and
services held in the Stanton Evangelical church at 2 p.m., Rev. E. M. Bauer
Lived Here All Her Life
Mrs. Merle Weidauer lived all her life in this county. Her maiden name was
Opal Fischer and she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer of
Stanton township. She was born January 26, 1916, and was married September
25, 1937, to Merle A. Weidauer.
Besides her husband and infant she leaves to mourn her death her mother,
Mrs. Wieczorek and three sisters, Leola, Wilma and Bethel Fischer.
PIONEER WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Bernhardt Miller Succumbs to Illness
Mrs. Miller, 81, wife of Bernhardt Miller, pioneer resident of LeMars,
passed away at her home on Sixth Avenue SW Saturday, August 26, after an
illness of several years. Mrs. Miller was stricken with illness seven years
ago and was more or less of an invalid during the recurrent years. She
suffered a stroke Thursday night from which she never rallied.
Mrs. Miller was a native of Switzerland, Europe, and was possessed of the
hardy characteristics of a majority of the people of that nation. Common
sense and an appreciation of things as they are were dominant in her long
and useful life.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a neighbor ever willing to do a good
turn, notably in cases of sickness in pioneer times when doctors were scarce
and specialized nurses unknown.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Evangelical church and a member off the
Swiss society in LeMars for many years.
BORN IN SWITZERLAND
Anna Hoffmann was born February 20, 1858, in Canton Argan, Switzerland,
where she grew to womanhood and was married to Bernhardt Miller.
They came to LeMars in 1881 where they joined relatives who had preceded
them here a few years.
She is survived by her husband, Bernhardt Miller, five sons and two
daughters, Otto, George, Barney, John and William, Mrs. Pete Marx and Mrs.
Andrew McClintock. George Miller lives in Sioux City. There are 14
grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is survived by one sister in
Switzerland. Two of her sisters died within recent weeks at the old home in
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mauer chapel, Rev.
R.R. Hunger of St. John's Evangelical church officiating and interment was
made in the city cemetery.
The sons and a grandson carried the body to its final resting place.
SIOUX FALLS MAN
WEDS AKRON GIRL
The marriage of Miss Dorothy Aalfs, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Aalfs, of Akron, to Leland C. Gardinier, of Sioux Falls, was solemnized
Tuesday afternoon at the parsonage of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sioux
City, Iowa, the ceremony being performed by Rev. B. Brynell. The couple were
attended by Miss Fern Johnson, a high school classmate of the bride, and
Edsel Aalfs, brother of the bride.
The bride has resided in Akron vicinity with her parents all her life. She
graduated from Akron High School with the Class of 1935. The groom is
associated with one of the Sunshine food stores in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardinier will make their home at 1503 South Ninth street in
OF MAURICE WEDS
Hawarden Independent: Miss Virginia Mieras of Sioux City and Paul Robertson
of Hawarden were married Saturday at South Sioux City, Neb. They were
attended by Mrs. Ed Mieras of Sioux City and Bert Lathen of Hawarden.
Following the wedding the young couple left on a trip to the lakes.
The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mieras, spent her girlhood days
on a farm north of Hawarden and later moved to Maurice with her parents
where she attended high school. For several years she has lived in Sioux
City, employed in a printing shop operated by her uncle, Ed Knippel. She is
an accomplished young woman with a pleasing personality.
The bridegroom, second son of J.O. Robertson, has spent his entire life in
this community. He attended the rural school and entered the Hawarden High
School, attending three years. He has been with his father assisting with
the work on the farm and for the present they will make their home with the