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"Home Town Girl Makes Good" Could Be Said of Mrs. Scott

A local doctor, receiving his copy of Nutrition News, published by the National Dairy Countcil of Chicago, was surprised to see in the portrait of one of the authors a familiar face.

It was the former Louise Adler, of LeMars, identified as Mrs. louise A. Scott, Iowa State Dept. of Health nutritionist, of Des Moines. The subject of her article was: "Nutrition Teaching to the Families of Industrial Workers."

LeMars Globe Post newspaper clipping, dated May 22, 1944


Former Brunsville Mayor and Sioux City Woman Take Vows

The wedding of Miss Frances Schreiner of Sioux City, and Theodore M. Harms of LeMars, took place at the St. James parsonage Friday, Sept. 1, Father Bernard Bauer officiating. Mrs. Anna Bonnecroy and Miss Mattie Connelly were the witnesses. Mrs. J.W. Bonnecroy is a sister of Mrs. Harms. A wedding dinner was served at their home for the wedding party and a few friends. The table was centered by a beautiful wedding cake which was baked by Mrs. Martin Noonen, of Sioux City.

Mr. Harms was a merchant in Brunsville for 32 years. He recently sold his general merchandise store and bought a home in LeMars. During the time he was a resident of Brunsville he was mayor for 12 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Harms are now at home at 115 Third Ave, S.W.


Announcement has been made by Mrs. J.W. Bonnecroy, 427 Allan street, of the marriage of her sister, Mrs. Frances Schreiner of Sioux City, to Theodore M. Harms of Brunsville, Ia, September 1, in the rectory of St. James Catholic church at LeMars.

Mr. and Mrs. Harms are at home at 115 Third Avenue S.W. LeMars. Mr. Harms was mayor of Brunsville for 12 years.

GUEST --Miss Roberta Bergstrom will return to San Francisco Monday after spending two weeks with her paretns, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bergstrom, 2521 Jones Street. [1944 date penned next to the picture included of Miss Bergstrom]


Mrs. J. D. Shumway, 72, of San Francisco, a former resident of Sioux City and LeMars, died unexpectedly Friday night, August 17, 1945, following a heart attack. She was the mother of Mrs. Robert Bergstrom, 2901 Dupont Street.

Mrs. Shumway resided in Sioux City about seven years. Later she resided in LeMars for 13 years. The family left for California about six years ago. Her husband, the late J. D. Shumway, once managed the Hamilton Laundry in Sioux City, Iowa, and he also owned a dry cleaning business in LeMars.

The funeral and interment will be held in San Francisco.

Wife of Former Business Man Died in San Francisco, Cal.

Mrs. J.D. Shumway, 72, of San Francisco, a former resident of LeMars, died unexpectedly Friday night following a heart attack.

Mrs. Shumway resdied in LeMars 13 years. The family left for California about six years ago. Her husband, the late J.D. Shumway, owned a dry cleaning business in LeMars.

The funeral and interment will be held in San Francisco.

[Notes in the margin: Mrs. J.D. Shumway was the above Roberta Bergstrom's Grandmother. Also the date penned next to the obituary reads, "Friday, August 17, 1945."

Well Known Resident Passed Away At Home Monday

August Ebrecht passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 1942, at this home in LeMars after being in poor health for some time. He had reached the age of 81 years at the time of his death.

Mr. Ebrecht was born in Hanover, Germany, March 8, 1861. He arrived in Illinois in 1869 and in 1887 moved to Remsen, Iowa. The deceased farmed for a few years and then took up railroading. About 12 years ago he retired and moved to LeMars in 1914. He was united in marriage to Magadalene Trump in 1888. Ten children were born to this union, one having preceded the father in death.

Surviving to mourn his death are his wife, Magdalene; the children-- Mrs C. W. Clause of Arthur, Iowa, Henry Ebrecht of San Bernadino, Calif., Mrs. Joe Medearis of Fort Gibson, Okla., Mrs. Elmer Kress of Provo, Utah, Frank Ebrecht of Deloit, Iowa, Mrs. Harm Johnson of Wentworth, S.D., William Ebrecht of Fort Morgan, Va., Walter Ebrecht of LeMars, and August Ebrecht of LeMars; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Mauer's funeral home at 2:30 with Rev. L.L. Belk officiating. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon for Mrs. Henry Harms

Mrs. Henry Harms, 109 Third Ave. S. W. passed away here Saturday afternoon, February 20, 1943, after a lingering sickness. She had reached the age of 75 years, four months and eight days.

Mrs. Harms was born in Wiefels, Germany, on October 12, 1867. She came to this country in 1901 with her husband and settled in Remsen, Iowa. They lived there for about two years and then moved to Iona, Minn. In 1911 the family came to LeMars and lived here since that time.

Survivors are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Gibbs of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of Portland.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in St. John's Evangelical church with Rev. G. O. Thompson officiating. Interment will be made in the city cemetery under the direction of Wiltgen's Funeral Home. The body will remain at Wiltgen's funeral home until time of service.

(Note this Card of Thanks found in the newspaper dated Oct. 10, 1942--just a few months before her death.)

Card of Thanks
With deepest gratitude we wish to extend this word of thanks for the many kind acts of sympathy expressed by thoughtful friends during Mrs. Harms recent stay in the hospital and also for the gifts and cards sent on her birthday and on our 52nd Wedding Anniversary. These kindnesses have meant much to us. Signed.....Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harms

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses issued at the Clerks's office the past few days include the following: Wyman Feeney and Mary Davis, both of Kingsley; George Ludwigs of Struble and Irene Muecke, Hinton; Gerold Beaubien of Westfield and Arleen Keehn of Hawarden; Henry Harms of LeMars and Mary Briggs also of LeMars; Glenn Boisen of Ireton and Anna Miniets of Akron.

[date penned next to this article: Jan. 14, 1946]

Mrs. John Kissinger Died Saturday
Had lived in LeMars 65 years.....

Mrs. John N. Kissinger, a long-time resident of LeMars, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, June 30, 1945, following a lingering sickness of three years.

Anna Hendrickson was born June 5, 1879, in Denmark, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henrick Henrickson and passed away at the age of 66 years and 28 days. She came to the United States with her parents at the age of one year. She lived in LeMars until 1902, when she was united in marriage to John N. Kissinger. They made their home in Washta, Iowa, until 1914 when they returned to LeMars, which has been their home to this time.

Surviving are her husband, John; 5 daughters: Mrs. J. W. Zarr (Hazel) of Cherokee, Iowa; Mrs. Paul M. (Neva) Dunn, Corvallis, Oregon; Mrs. A.C. Greenen (Helen) of Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Howard Page (Jennie) of Kingsley, Iowa; Mrs. Earnest Root (Marey) of LeMars; two sons who are in the army: John, stationed at Patterson Field, Ohio; and Don, serving in the Philippines. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Guy Ramesbotham of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mrs. Charles Hodgson, Wessington Springs, S.D.; and two brothers, Chris of Long Beach and Henry of Washington D.C.

Mrs. Kissinger was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters and an infant son. Services will be held in Mauer's chapel with Rev. John W. Oerter officiating. The services will be at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, July 4th. Burial will be in the LeMars City cemetery.

Well Known Banker Died Tuesday After Long Sickness

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence, 33 Sixth St., N.E. for Ralph B. Dalton, well known LeMars banker, who died at the Sacred Heart hospital Tuesday, Jan 23, 1945. The services were conducted by Rev. G. O. Thompson and burial made in the LeMars City cemetery with Mauer's funeral home in charge. At the time of his death he was 68 years, 1 month and 24 days of age.

Mr. Dalton was a resident of LeMars his entire life, born here on November 29, 1876, the son of the late P. F. and Mary Dalton. He received his early schooling in LeMars and graduated from LeMars Highschool. He then attended Lawrenceville Preparatory school in Princeton, N. J., and later went to Princeton University.

Deceased was married in LeMars in September 1901. He was engaged in the banking business all his life, and was active in the functioning of the First National Bank up until a few months before his death.

Mr. Dalton was a member of the Masonic bodies and Elks club and took an interest in the organization's work.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe Menhall (Mary); a brother, E. A. Dalton, and two grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.

Mr. Dalton enjoyed a wide acquaintance of friends. He was active in a civic and social way and his death is mourned by the entire community.

Mrs. George Totman Died In Quimby On Tuesday Afternoon

Mrs. George Totman, 61, a resident of Quimby, Iowa, and mother of Robert Totman of LeMars, passed away Tuesday at 4 p.m.

She is survived by her husband; three children, Robert of LeMars, Mrs. Mary Ennis of Spencer, Mrs. Allen Conley of Quimby; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James, who was killed in the Armed Forces November 4, 1943, in Alaska.

Also mourning the death of Mrs. Totman are two sisters, Mrs. A.J. Adamson and Mrs. R.E. Ward and three brothers, Marcus, Albert and Oscar Markusen, all from Correctionville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the family home in Quimby, Friday at 2:30. Rev. B.L.Weaver will officiate. Burial will be in the Quimby cemetery.

[pasted from the newspaper mid-1940's]

Mrs. Ed Thomarson, Home From Hospital, Enjoys a Family Party

(Excerpt From Letter)

I enjoy reading the Globe-Post, and after I have read it, I take it to Mrs. Mary Tindall Robertson; after which she has read it she gives it to her brother, Robert Tindall, and he passes it on to other members of the family. I have been very ill, though I have been home from the hospital for over 8 weeks. I had inflammation of the gallbladder....Everyone is kind to me, but the weather has been awful--so foggy and cloudy. Robert Tindall came and took me to a big dinner at Mrs. Mary Robertson's. They were all Tindalls--14 of us. I enjoyed myself so much, but got very tired, and coaxed Mr. Tindall to take me home at 4:30 p.m. None of them wanted me to go. They laughed and said I would be missing a fine time, as they might be having ice cream, cake, etc. It was Mr. R. Tindall's birthday, but I didn't know that.

Kindest regards, M.P. Thomarson

Long Time Resident Died Following Long Illness

Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. J.J. Share from the Mauer funeral home this afternoon for Mrs. Edna M. Bleasdell, a resident of LeMars for the past 37 years. Mrs. Bleasdell, who had been in failing health for some time, was taken to the Oakdale Sanatorium when her condition became critical in January. Examination revealed that she was suffering from a recurrence of a previous chronic sickness and she passed away Monday afternoon, March 26, 1945, at Oakdale.

Edna Mary Gates was born at Massillon, Iowa, February 26, 1877. She spent her early years in Cedar county before coming to Plymouth county. She was united in marriage October 2, 1906, to Elmer E. Bleasdell at Kingsley, Iowa, Mr. Bleasdell preceding her in death on November 11, 1940.

She is survived by her two sons, Eldon Bleasdell of Omaha, Neb, and Gale Bleasdell of Adel, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby McGowan of Marion, Iowa, and Mrs. Crystal Davis of Covina, Calif.; and one brother, Charles Gates, also of Covina, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Rita May and Deanna Gale.

Mrs. Bleasdell was an active member of the Methodist Church from an early age, and enjoyed a host of friends and neighbors who will miss her cheerful word and kindly smile.

Pallbearers were F.W. Stamp, Russell Green, Clarence Reeves, Alwin Becker, Ben Clagg and Walter Bogen.

Rites for Mrs. G. Falk Held at Centerville, S.D.

Lennox, S.D.--Special: Funeral services were held at the Dindot funeral chapel at Lennox and at the Baptist church at Centerville, S.D., for Mrs. George Falk, 49, who died at her home south of Lennox. Rev. Orval Roach, pastor of the Centerville Baptist Church, officiated. Burial wwas made in the Centerville cemetery.

Mrs. Falk was born September 28, 1897, at Hodgeville, Ky. She was married to George Falk, November 2, 1918, at DesMoines.

Survivors include the widower, one son, Donald of Centerville, her mother, Mrs. Laura Tripp, three sisters, one brother, and one grandchild. [date penned next to this obit....1943]

Mary Brinkman Funeral Services Held Here Friday

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 in Luken's funeral home for Mary Ellen Brinkman, who passed away Sunday, May 16, 1943, at Medford, Oregon.

Deceased was born February 22, 1921, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kilker, now living in Ulysses, Nebr. She is a graduate of the LeMars High school.

Rev. S. A. Jones will have charge of the services. Mrs. Albert Herzig, pianist, and Mrs. Ben Clagg, Mrs. S. A. Jones and Miss Irene Jones, vocalists, will furnish the music. Pallbearers will be Clyde Overman, Frank Varenhorst, Glenn Gearke, John Alesch, Tony Hames and Lewis Iosty. Interment will be made in the LeMars City Cemetery.


Sheldon, Ia.--Special: Funeral services for W.E. Clagg, 73, prominent Sheldon business man, were held at the Temple mortuary this week with Rev. Virgil S. Nations of the Sheldon Gospel Tabernacle in charge. Mr. Clagg was born at Fort Dodge, Ia., on February 1, 1872. He was employed for a time in Fort Dodge as bookkeeper in the First National Bank. In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Clagg moved to Sheldon where he became cashier of the Toy National Bank, later being secretary-treasurer of the Empire Loan and Trust company of Sheldon. Twenty years ago Mr. Clagg entered the insurance, real estate and loan business in which he was active until his death.

The survivors include the widow at Sheldon and three daughters, Mrs. John Grotefield of Sioux City, Mrs. Elmer Jenkins of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Dorothy Polley of Kearney, Neb.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.

[This obit is accompanied by a thumbnail-size photo of Mr. W.E. Clagg.]


The First Methodist Church of LeMars is celebrating its 75th Anniversary
on Sunday, September 17.  The Rev. Charles W. Brashares, bishop of the
DesMoines area of the Methodist church will preach at 11 o'clock service
and in the evening there will be a pageant depicting highlights in the
history of both the First Methodist and the St. Paul's Methodist church
which make up the present Methodist church.

The First Methodist Church was organized in the fall of 1869, by the
Rev. Bennett Mitchell, the district superintendent, or presiding elder,
as they were called in those days, and the Rev. J.T. Walker, pastor,
together with a group of interested laymen who felt that the new
community needed a church organized in LeMars.

The St. Paul's Methodist church was organized in 1873 by a group of
German and Swiss immigrants who desired services in the German language.
Both churches were in continuous operation until the spring of 1933.  By
that time the need for services in the German language had passed and
the two congregations merged.

The St. Paul's church was a member of the Northwest German Conference
and during the course of its history entertained that conference six
times.  The First Methodist church was hostess to the Northwest Iowa
Conference five times.  Some of the greatest bishops of the Methodist
church have presided at these conferences, among them Bishops Merrill,
Joyce, Hurst, Foster, Simpson and Waldorf.

The First Methodist church invites the community to share with it in
this celebration of the first 75th Anniversary of a church in LeMars.


[included with this newspaper clipping is a very nice picture of Bishop
Charles W. Brashares.....the year is 1944]

On Sunday, September 17, the First Methodist church in LeMars will
celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary.  Bishop Charles W. Brashares of
the DesMoines Area of the Methodist church will preach at the 11 o'clock
service.  At 1 p.m. there will be a cooperative dinner with all persons
from out of town as guests.  A special table will be reserved for
persons who have been members of any Methodist church for fifty years or
more.  Bishop and Mrs. Brashares, Dr. and Mrs. Frank G. Bean and Dr. and
Mrs. F. Earl Burgess will be guests of honor.

The Anniversary pageant, "Along the Years," will be presented at 7:30
p.m.  There are five episodes:
1. The Circuit Rider Enters Plymouth County. Warren Stamp represents the
circuit rider and Dorothy Marcue, LaVonne Williams, Dwane Terpenning and
Robert Shepherd are the pioneer children.

2. The Pioneer Methodists Plan to Erect a Church.  Characters: R.L.
Weidauer, as the circuit rider; Chris Miller, Wilbur Laux, Charles
Tucker, N.C. Newendorp, R.P. Schneider, Mrs. R.L. Claussen, Mrs. A.M.
Forsberg and Geraldine Johns, as the early settlers.

3. Sunday School in the Eighties, with Mrs. Joel Shepherd as teacher and
a class of children.

4. Choir Practice in the Nineties.

5. Hail Hero Workers, with scenes from the past, the present, and the

During the pageant a number of pictures will be thrown on the screen
showing persons and buildings of early LeMars history.

The pageant is written and directed by Mrs. W.M. Hubbard.  Mrs. Robert
Mauer will be the reader.  The public is cordially invited to all


Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer Rosendahl, who passed away at 1:00 a.m.
on May 4, at her home, will be held Tuesday, May 7, at 2:30 o'clock in
the First Methodist church.  Rev. J.J. Share will officiate at the
services and burial will be in the City cemetery.  Although she had been
in poor health for some time, her death came as a surprise and shock to

Olive Lucille Willey was born October 17, 1894, in Magnolia, Ill.  She
was united in marriage to Elmer C. Rosendahl, March 19, 1921, at the
Fourth Presbyterian church in Chicago.

Mrs. Rosendahl has been active in church and community work in LeMars
and also in Warren, Minnesota, where they lived before coming to LeMars.
For five years she was president of her circle of Methodist Ladies Aid
in LeMars and she taught a Sunday school class for some time.  She
served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary at Warren,
secretary of the LeMars unit for several years, and was secretary of the
Plymouth county Legion Auxiliary.  She was also a member of the W.S.C.S.
and Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer C. Rosendahl, one son Harris E., and a
daughter, Verian; two sisters, Mrs. Laura F. Rosendahl of Warren, Minn.,
and Mrs. Bernadine W. Felher, Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, P.H. Willey
Muscatine, Iowa, and Dr. G.S. Willey of Denver, Colorado, all of whom
will be able to attend the funeral.  She was preceded in death by one
brother, George E. Willey of Warren, Minn.

Schultz Funeral Rites Friday P. M.
Lifetime Plymouth County Resident Dies at Sacred Heart Hospital

Lora C. Schultz, 67, 625 First Avenue, S.W., passed away at 10 a.m.
Monday, May 1, 1946, at the Sacred Heart Hospital. Mrs. Schultz had been
in poor health for some time but had been seriously sick for only nine
days preceding her death.

Lora C. Hieke was born July 16, 1878, in Stanton township and was united
in marriage to Fred Schultz on February 28, 1905. They lived on a farm
in Plymouth county for 28 years before they retired and moved to LeMars,
where they have lived for 15 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 3, at 3 o'clock at Mauer's
Funeral home. Rev. Aleck G. Ulmet will officiate at the services and
burial will be in the LeMars City Cemetery.

Surviving besides her husband, Fred Schultz, are three sisters; Mrs.
Valentine Sitzman, Mrs. Nick Wilhelmi, Theresa Hieke, and a brother,
Albert Hieke. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers,
John and Henry Hieke.


Orpha A. Noble, a life long resident of Plymouth county, passed away at
her home at 135 Second Av., S.W., in LeMars, Sunday night, following a
sickness of long duration.

She was born in Grant township July 4, 1878, and that the time of her
death was 67 years, eight months and 10 days.  She was the daughter of
Andrew H. and Hannah E. Millard.

In 1896 she was married to Albert P. Noble who preceded her in death by
13 years.  To this union were born six sons and five daughters.  One
son, Howard, died in 1921.

The children who mourn her loss are: Chas. A. Noble, Winnebago, Minn.;
Hollis Noble, Hawarden; George Nobel, Ireton; Clifford Noble, Hawarden;
Nellie Norris, Kansas City, Mo.; Mabel Port, Akron; Myrtle Van Steenwyk,
Clear Lake, S.D.; Lela McCabe, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Irene Squires of
LeMars.  There are also 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two
sisters and one brother, Mrs. A.S. Ayle, Peetz, Colo.; Mrs Maude Benton,
Glendale Cal., and Chas. Millard, Dixon, Neb.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the house and 2
o'clock at the LeMars Presbyterian church with Rev. John Oerter, pastor
in charge, assisted by Rev. Theo. Siebert of Plymouth Presbyterian
church.  The male quartet of Plymouth Presbyterian church will furnish
music with Miss Grace Null at the organ.  Burial will be at Ireton.

Mrs. Noble will be remembered as a kind and devoted mother, a true
friend and an active worker in the church and its societies and also
active in the W.C.T.U.

M. L. Rayburn

M. L. Rayburn, who was janitor in the LeMars public schools for more
than a half century and an old and highly respected resident of this
community most of his life, died Wednesday, July 2, 1947, at the
Zimmerman Home where he had been a patient for two or three weeks after
suffering a stroke. He was stricken while visiting in the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Frank Yoch, in Wahkon, Minn., and was brought to the Home
where he could have nursing care. He had been in poor health for several

Mr. Rayburn was born October 19, 1865, at Towanda, Illinois, and in 1887
married Ella B. Price at Bloomington, Illinois, who preceded him in
death in 1943. In addition to the daughter he is survived by several
nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the
Presbyterian church, of which he had been an official member most of his
life. Rev. John Oerter, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was
in the city cemetery. The body was at the Wiltgen funeral home until the

Two generations of LeMars boys and girls loved "Dad" Rayburn, who could
always be counted on for assistance and advice when the youngsters
needed them.


At 4 o'clock in the morning of July 3, 1947, it pleased Almighty God to
call Mrs. Peter McKinnon (nee Emma Gill) from time to eternity.

Mrs. McKinnon was born in Davis County, Illinois, near Galena on October
18, 1863, and reached the age of 83 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Mrs. McKinnon came to Plymouth County in 1882 and on July 26 was married
to Peter McKinnon and God blessed this union with 3 children who survive
their beloved mother. They are: Maud, Kenneth and Sterling all of
LeMars, Iowa. Mrs. Maude Morehead of Sioux City, a sister, also survives
to mourn the loss of the deceased. Mrs. McKinnon, in spite of her more
than 2 score years of suffering and pain, was strong in her Christian
faith and a life-long friend of the church and God's kingdom.

She was for over 44 years a member, also, of the Mower Post, G.A.R. of
Le Mars, her father Jerome Gill having served in the 31sst Illinois
Regiment during the Civil War. To the Women's Relief Corpse,
incidentally of the G. A. R. we owe the establishment of “Memorial Day”
in memory of the veterans and families of all the wars our country has
been engaged in.

At the close of this brief obituary it seems appropriate to add one word
in regard to this beloved mother's unusual spirit of patience during the
22 years of bed-ridden affliction and her Pastor was invariably reminded
when visiting her of the eternal truth of Romans 8:18 – “For I reckon
that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared
with the Glory which shall be revealed in us through Jesus Christ our

“The Lord gave the Lord hath taken away blessed be the Name of the

[another obit...same person as above]

Mrs. Emma McKinnon, who came to Plymouth County 65 years ago, and
located in Crathorne community, died Thursday, July 3, 1947, at her home
five miles west of Brunsville after 20 years of poor health.

Mrs. McKinnon was born October 18, 1863, in Galena, Illinois, and came
to Plymouth county in 1882 and was married to Peter McKinnon July 26,
1883. Mrs. McKinnon is survived by one daughter, Maude, and two sons,
Kenneth and Sterling, all living in Plymouth county, and a sister, Mrs.
Maude Morehead in Sioux City.

Funeral services were held Monday at the home at 2 o'clock and Plymouth
Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. T. C. Seibert officiating,
and burial was in Plymouth cemetery.

Luken's had charge of the funeral.

Physcian Expires After a Brief Illness; Rites Monday

Dr. George A. Mauer, 420 1st Avenue S.E. passed away at his home on
Friday, August 29, 1947, after a short sickness. Dr. Mauer, a physician
in LeMars for twenty-one years was City Health Physician at the time of
his death.

George Alfred Mauer was born in LeMars on May 18, 1885, the son of G. A.
and Louisa Mauer. He attended Western Union College and the State
University of Iowa Medical School. For 14 years he practiced medicine at
Meriden, Iowa, before returning to LeMars where he has been for the past
21 years. He was married to Miss Albia Koss on February 5, 1913, in
Washington, Iowa. Dr. Mauer was a member of the American Medical
Association and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Giblem Lodge in LeMars.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon, September 1,
at Mauer's Funeral Home. Rev. J. W. Oerter, Pastor of the Presbyterian
church officiated and burial was in the LeMars City cemetery.

Dr. Mauer is survived by his wife, Albia; three children, Dr. Norman C.
Mauer of LeMars, (Evelyn) Mrs. Lowell White of Beloit, Wis., (Bettie)
Mrs. R. H. Batts of Kirkwood, Missouri; four grandchildren; his father,
C. A. Mauer of LeMars; two brothers, L.E. Mauer and Dr. A. M. Mauer of
LeMars; and three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Dennler of Merrill, Mrs. Lillian
Campbell of Senator, S. D., and Mrs. August Prussner of So. Bend, Ind.


Funeral services will be held at Luken's Funeral Home at 2 o'clock on
Tuesday afternoon, September 9, for Jesse W. Howard, who passed away at
the University Hospital at Iowa City Friday night, September 5, 1947.

Jesse W. Howard was born at Evansville, Wisconsin, Feb. 14, 1880. At the
age of 8 years he moved to South Dakota with his parents, two brothers
and four sisters. He grew up on a farm northwest of Lennox, S. D. where
he assisted his father in working a half section. When he was 21 he
moved to Adaville, Iowa, and in recent years has resided in LeMars. He
transferred his religious affiliations to the First Baptist Church in
LeMars and has been a faithful member of that church until the time of
his death.

Surviving are a son David and a sister, Mrs. Maude Lester of Trent, S.

Mrs. Ben Clagg and Mrs. B. F. Henning will sing several hymns which were
requested by the deceased. Pall bearers will be from the Men's Baraca
class, at his request also. They are Ben Clagg, John Klohs, Roy
Jennings, J. D. Tindall, Arnold Coppock and Henry Gallaghan. Burial will
be at Adaville.

Cummickel rites will be Tuesday
Longtime Resident and Former Barber Passed Away Saturday

Clarence Cummickel, 127 Third Avenue, S. W. passed away on Saturday,
March 19, 1949, at the age of 67 years and 24 days. He had been sick for
the past five years.

Mr. Cummickel was born on February 28, 1882, at LeMars, Iowa, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cummickel. He was united in marriage with Gertrude
Betsworth on February 16, 1905 in Sioux City. They lived in Sioux City
for about five years after their marriage and then moved to LeMars. He
was a barber at the Ernest Barber Shop for 23 years.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Mardros Smith of
LeMars. An infant daughter preceded him in death.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Belk on Tuesday, March 22, at 2:00
p.m. at Wiltgen's Funeral Home and interment will be in the City
Cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

John J. Tolsma Taken by Death...resident here past fifty years

John Jacob Tolsma, 79, 420 Seventh Street, SW, died Friday night, Sept.
29 (1944), shortly before midnight at the home of his son, Edgar Tolsma,
316 Seventh Street, SW., where he was cared for in his last illness. Mr.
Tolsma had been failing in health for some time due to increasing years
and two months ago his condition became serious.

Mr. Tolsma was a resident of LeMars for more than forty years. Coming
here in 1893 he was employed with the Plymouth milling company and in
later years worked at gardening and landscaping. He was an industrious
citizen, a worthy member of society, a neighbor and friend, who enjoyed
the esteem and respect of all who knew him.

John Jacob Tolsma was born July 22, 1865 at Waaxelns, Friesland, in The
Netherlands, Europe, where he grew up and received his education and
worked as a young man. He was married to Jennie Bakker in 1892 and
immediately after their marriage formulated plans to emigrate. Mr.
Tolsma had relatives in South Africa at that time who offered him
inducements to settle near Cape Town, but on consideration, he decided
to come to northwestern Iowa, where numbers of his countrymen had
settled in great numbers in the seventies and eighties.

His first wife died April 21, 1921, and he subsequently married Mrs.
Laura McAuliffe Hayden, November 1, 1931, who survives him together with
one son, Edgar Tolsma, and four grandchildren, John, Suzanne, Jeanette
and Edgar Jake. A daughter died in infancy and a son, Jacob Tolsma, was
killed in France fighting in the First World War, when half a company of
which he was a member were blown to pieces in a mine explosion set by
the Germans.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian church with
Rev. Golden O. Thompson officiating and interment was made in the city
cemetery. The Mauer funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

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