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Emily Thompson Died Thursday
Had been resident of LeMars for many years

Mrs. Emily Thompson, residing at 430 Eighth Avenue SW, died at her home Thursday evening April 19, 1945. Mrs. Thompson was 86 years, 4 months and 29 days of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Thompson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hammill, was born at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, on November 20, 1858, and came to Iowa at the age of 16 where she made her home with her oldest sister, Mrs. Wm Pitts, at Marcus, Iowa.

She was married to Thomas Thompson in 1881 and immediately following their marriage they farmed in Cherokee county for several years and then moved to Mobile, Alabama, where they lived for two years. From there they moved to Columbus, Ohio, and two years later came to LeMars, Iowa, which has been Mrs. Thompson's home ever since.

Deceased is survived by two sons, Henry of LeMars and Thomas of Sioux City, two grandchildren, Shirley of Sioux City and Donald in the armed services and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded her mother in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and 2:30 at the First Baptist church of which the deceased was a charter member. Rev. Earl Dale officiated. Burial was in the city cemetery with Luken's in charge. Pallbearers were Clarence Fulks, Joe Shilt, Jack Tindall, Ben Clagg, Charles Ewin and Roy Jennings.

Mrs. Emily Thompson, residing at 430 Eighth Avenue SW, died at her home Thursday evening April 19, 1945. Mrs. Thompson was 86 years, 4 months and 29 days of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Thompson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hammill, was born at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, on November 20, 1858, and came to Iowa at the age of 16 where she made her home with her oldest sister, Mrs. Wm Pitts, at Marcus, Iowa.

She was married to Thomas Thompson in 1881 and immediately following their marriage they farmed in Cherokee county for several years and then moved to Mobile, Alabama, where they lived for two years. From there they moved to Columbus, Ohio, and two years later came to LeMars, Iowa, which has been Mrs. Thompson's home ever since.

Deceased is survived by two sons, Henry of LeMars and Thomas of Sioux City, two grandchildren, Shirley of Sioux City and Donald in the armed services and several nieces and nephews. One daughter preceded her mother in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and 2:30 at the First Baptist church of which the deceased was a charter member. Rev. Earl Dale officiated. Burial was in the city cemetery with Luken's in charge. Pallbearers were Clarence Fulks, Joe Shilt, Jack Tindall, Ben Clagg, Charles Ewin and Roy Jennings.

First Baptist Church Official Directory 1942-1943


A. Van Steenwyk

Roy Jennings

John Klohs

Otto Kalas


Mrs. A. Van Steenwyk

Mrs. Roy Jennings

Mrs. John Klohs

Mrs. Otto Kalas

The Memorial Services today are in memory of the following who were members of this church or congregation, and have passed away during this present pastorate:

Mrs. Milton Gabel, February 1938

Don Rickabaugh, February 1940

Mr. M. Anderson, August 1941

Mrs. Ella Voverka, February 1942

Mrs. Herman Boyens, August 1942

Mrs. Roy Jennings, September 1942

Mrs. H.J. Arends, October 1942 ----- WE CHERISH THEIR MEMORY.

Wm. Wassman Funeral Held Today
Succumbed At Sacred Heart Hospital After Sickness of About a Year

Wm. H. Wassman, bookkeeper of the Gus Pech Foundry and prominent In LeMars political and business circles for the past 20 years, died Friday, July 13, 1945, shortly after midnight at the Sacred Heart Hospital after about a year of declining health. Death was attributed to diabetes and kidney infection.

Numerous friends from this and other communities paid their last respects to Mr. Wassmann this morning. The funeral was held at 9:30 a.m. Services were in St. James Church and interment was in St. James Cemetery. Rev. W. B. Bauer officated and Wiltgen's were in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are the widow and two daughters, Mrs. John Alesch of LeMars and Wilma Wassmann of Chicago, and one son, William at home. There are also two grandchildren, and two brothers, Walter D. of San Carlos, California, and Fred of Kankakee, Illinois; and four sisters; Mrs. Clara Arkebauer of Rosemead, California; Mrs. E. A. Schmidt of Spencer, Iowa; Mrs. Fred Rudi of Glidden, Iowa; and Mrs. August Griesse of Alma, Missouri.

Wm. Wassmann was born at Ocheyeden, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wassmann. He was formerly a banker at Ashton, Iowa, and served 12 years as clerk of courts at Sibley, for Osceola county, for 12 years.

In 1910 he was married to Katherine McManus, who died in 1918. On Sept. 26, 1920, he was married at LeMars to Anna Wagner.

Mr. Wassmann was a prominent member of the Democratic party and remained interested in politics until recent years, when failing health compelled him to devote more time to rest. Except for short absences due to sickness, he worked in the Pech Foundry office, where he made numerous friends over a wide area.


First President of Western Union College Buried in Chicago Friday

Word was received by acquaintances that Dr. Herman H. Thoren died in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 28, the funeral was held Friday. No details were given of his passing, however, it was known that Dr. Thoren was in poor health during the last two years since the death of Mrs. Thoren. Surviving are five children: Oliver, Rockford, Ill.; Roll, Orlando Park, Fla.; Paul, Chicago; Mrs. Irene Tilden, Winter Garden, Fla.; Mrs. Bernice Anderson, Chicago.

Dr. Thoren was offically connected with the early development of Western Union college, he served as president from the date of the opening of the school in 1900 to 1906 when he was succeeded by Dr. C. C. Poling, as president.

Mr. Thoren was a ministerial member of the Illinois conference of the Evangelical church and acted as historian for that organization during the past ten years. His work as educator in the LeMars community was outstanding in the pioneer days of educational development; he was head professor of philosophy and theology while at Western Union college and was very active in young people's work. In recognition of his contribution to the local college and community, the board of trustees several years ago honored him by naming the first building on the campus "Thoren Hall." This is at present the science hall and accommodates the music department and provides an auditorium for assemblies of students.

This is the first break in the list of presidents of Western Union college: Dr. C.A. Mock, who preceded Dr. D.O. Kime, is living in Reading, Pa., and Dr. C.C. Poling is living in Portland, Ore, Dr. Thoren succeeded Prof. J. Wernli as executive at the time when the LeMars Normal school was transferred to the sponsorship of the Evangelical church. The main building was struck by lightning and burned during the first year and was rebuilt under the administration of President Thoren. Ten years ago, in connection with the annual commencement, Dr. Thoren visited at the college in LeMars, and delivered the baccalaureate address at that time.


Miss Rosa Held Lived In LeMars 75 Years

Miss Rosa Held , 234 Fourth Ave., S.E. , LeMars, died Friday at Sacred Heart hospital after a two weeks illness with pneumonia. She had been in failing health for a year or more but was up and able to be about her usual duties until taken to the hospital.

[written in the margin……79 years old]

Miss Held was born May 29, 1866 , at Galena , Illinois , and came to LeMars in 1870 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Held. She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Nora Rhynsburger of Holstein and nine nephews and nieces: Will Huebsch, Mrs. H. H. Cannon and L.C. Huebsch of LeMars; Leila Huebsch of Mt. Vernon , Iowa ; Alfred Bogen, Detroit , Mich. ; Gertrude Bogen, Akron , Ohio ; Donald Bogen, New Orleans , La. ; Dorothy Bogen, Phoenix , Arizona ; Mrs. R.L. Stubbs, Holstein, and Milo Rhynsburger, Alhambra, California.

Miss Held was an official member of the First Methodist church and for many years was in charge of the primary department of that church's Sunday school. She had long been a member of the Woman's Federated club and took an active part in its work. She was interested in civic and political groups as well as in her church duties and worked energetically in many community movements. She had in her 75 years in this county seen the town grow from a small village and made a wide circle of friends.

Funeral services at her home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.J. Share, and burial was in the city cemetery.

Samuel A. Schessler, Long Deputy Sheriff
of Plymouth County, Dies

LeMars, Iowa. ---- Special: Samuel Augusta Schessler, 65, deputy sheriff of Plymouth county the last 25 years, died in a hospital here after a long illness on September 19, 1945.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church here. Rev. J. J. Share will officiate. Burial will be in the City Cemetery, directed by Luken's funeral home.

Mr. Schessler was born July 31, 1880, at Washington, Illinois. He was a member of the Marcus, Iowa, police force, and of the LeMars police force for three years before becoming deputy sheriff. He was married October 5, 1929, at Elk Point, S. Dak.

Surviving are the widow, Emma; two sons, Vernon of Sunnyvale, Calif, and Roy of Berkeley, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. Violet Hanna of San Bernardino, Calif; two brothers, Lee of Mount Laguna, Calif, and Pete of Los Angeles; three sisters, Anna, Florence and Elizabeth all in Illinois; a stepson, Wesley Nielsen of Gainesville, Ga, and a stepdaughter, Gladys Nielsen of Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Laura Woomer Succumbs To Long Sickness At Home

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 19, at 2:30 p.m. for Laura Loretta Woomer who passed away at her parent's home this morning. She was 41 years and eight days old at the time of her death.

Miss Woomer has been confined to her bed for the past 17 years, but in spite of her handicap, she was very patient and cheerful to all who were around her.

Miss Woomer was born at Grinnell , Iowa , on December 9, 1904 . She moved to LeMars with her family and graduated from LeMars high school. After her graduation she was employed in the J. Keenan law office until her ill-health forced her to give up her work.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Woomer and one sister, Mrs. Peter Huls of LeMars.

Rev. J.J. Share will officiate at the services at Luken's funeral home and also at the city cemetery

Brace Funeral is Held Today

Clarence L. Brace, 25 Sixth Avenue S.E., passed away February 15, 1946, at the Sacred Heart Hospital after a sickness of three days. He was 66 years of age at the time of his death.

Mr. Brace was born May 19, 1879, at Aurora, Illinois. He made his home with his sisters, Mrs. Nellie Dunn and Mrs. Alice Dwyer.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. James Hoffman of Snohomish, Washington; Mrs. Elizabeth Messick of South Sioux City, Neb.; Mrs. Nell Dunn and Mrs. Alice Dwyer, and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in the city cemetery at LeMars, after the funeral service from Wiltgen's funeral home at 2:30 Monday, February 18. Wiltgen's are in charge of arrangements.

John H. Mohning Funeral Sunday
Pioneer Succumbed at Ripe Old Age of 89 Years, 2 months, 13 days

(The following report on the death of John H. Mohning was turned in on time by the pastor, but due to an error in this office it was improperly headed, so that, when the Monday paper was so crowded that something had to be left out, this was one of the stories that were left out. It is printed herewith with apologies to the members of the family, the minister, and all others concerned.)

John H. Mohning, deceased resident of Marion township, Plymouth County, Iowa was born at Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa, on October 21, 1856. On February 21, 1879, he was united in marriage to Margaret Moellering, and the young couple pioneered in Plymouth County, Iowa, where both lived for many years together until the death of Mrs. Mohning a number of years ago. Having no children of their own, they however provided a happy home for Sarah Westcott, whom they adopted and reared with all the care and love parents could bestow. When she died in 1920, Mr. and Mrs. Mohning assumed the care of her eight children, who together with the son-in-law, still survive.

Mrs. Mohning passed away June 19, 1943. From that time on, John Mohning has been residing on the home-place in Marion township, and has been lovingly cared for in his infirmities by his son-in-law, Henry Meyer, and also by his grandchild and her husband and family, namely Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lauters and family.

Mr. Mohning has been totally deaf for many years. However, in spite of this handicap, he faced all his days with a staunch faith in his God and Heavenly Father and his Lord Jesus Christ. He loved to spend much of his time reading the Bible and prayer books and books of meditation. Not long ago his pastor visited him and administered the sacrament of the Lord's Supper to him; for he found much strengthening of faith in the blessed sacrament, and much happiness in those who visited him. The deceased has been a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church for many years.

After a lingering sickness of several months, during which time he seemed to grow weaker and losing strength, Thursday afternoon, January 3, 1946, Mr. Mohning weakened gradually until 7:10 in the evening when he was peacefully called to his eternal reward. He passed away at the ripe old age of 89 years, two months, and 13 days.

The deceased leaves to survive him the following: one son-in-law, Henry Meyer; grandchildren: Leona Moeller, Glendale, Calif.; Alvin Meyer of Malta, Montana; Harold Meyer of Ghent, Minn. (who is now in Pearl Harbor); Lt. Lloyd Meyer, with occupation forces in Germany; Mrs. Laura Lauters and Herbert Meyer of LeMars; Erwin Meyer of Davenport, Iowa; and Mrs. Helen Gates of Marcus, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hedeman of Garnavillo, Iowa and Mrs. Anna Harnack of Remsen.

Twenty great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 6, at 2:15 at Mauer's funeral parlors and at 2:30 at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, with Rev. Elmer Broetzmann officiating. The St. John's quartet furnished the anthems, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Grahlmann at the organ.

Pallbearers were grandchildren of the deceased.

Bertha Speier Died Saturday
Pioneer Business Woman
Succumbs After Long Sickness

Miss Bertha Speier, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Speier,
was born in Galena, Illinois, on November 6, 1864. In early infancy she
was baptized into the Christian faith and in youth was confirmed in the
Evangelical and Reformed Church of Galena, Illinois. Her mother and two
brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. With her father and two
sisters she came to LeMars on April 13, 1882, and has resided here ever
since. Her father passed away in July, 1900, and her sister, Mrs. Mary
Bartels, also passed away in LeMars.

Since living in LeMars, after the death of her father, Bertha Speier has
resided at 33 First Ave, S.W. together with her sister, Miss Minnie
Speier. Both Miss Bertha Speier and Miss Minnie Speier have been engaged
in the manufacturing of ice in LeMars since 1901, and have been very
well known throughout Plymouth county, and have established many
customers and friends and business associates.

About five years ago the deceased suffered sickness, and has been in
poor health ever since. Two years ago, she began to fail more rapidly,
and on November 15, 1944, suffered from a heart attack, and was removed
to the Sacred Heart hospital where she was confined until the time of
her death. During this time of confinement her condition was critical.
She was called to her rest by her God Saturday noon, January 13, 1945,
at 12 o'clock.

Loved ones to survive her passing are as follows: her beloved sister,
Miss Minnie Speier of LeMars; the following nephews and nieces, Rudolph
Bartels of LeMars; Oswald Bartels of Aberdeen, S. D.; Mrs. Orville Lee,
LeMars; Mrs. Louis Fenske, Savage, Montana; Mrs. Ben Nicholson, LeMars.
Also 8 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Miss Speier and her sister have been long-time members of the St. John's
Evangelical and Reformed congregation of LeMars, having been members of
this congregation since 1884. They will long be remembered for their
vital interest in the church and the Kingdom of God.

Funeral services for the deceased are to be held at the St. John's
Evangelical and Reformed church of LeMars, Wednesday afternoon, January
17, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Elmer Broetzmann will officiate. Burial will
be in the LeMars City Cemetery. The Mauer morticians have charge of the
arrangements and the remains will rest at the Mauer funeral home until
the time of the service Wednesday.

Minnie Speier Rites September 3

Miss Minnie Speier, pioneer LeMars business woman, died August 31, 1947,
at the Sacred Heart hospital following a long period of ill health.

Miss Speier was born in Galena, Illinois, on May 29, 1862. On April 13,
1882, Miss Speier came to LeMars with her father, Rudolph Speier, and
her two sisters. Her father passed away in LeMars in 1900. Mrs. Mary
Bartels and Miss Bertha Speier, as well as her Mother, two brothers and
two sisters preceded her in death.

Throughout the 45 years of their ownership of the Artificial Ice Company
the Speier sisters established many friends and business associates
throughout Plymouth county. They both were active in this business until
recent years. After the death of her sister, Bertha, in 1945, Miss
Minnie Speier retired and in 1945 she sold her business interest in the
ice plant.

Miss Speier has always been actively interested in all branches of the
church. In her youth she was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical
church of Galena. She was one of the early members of St. John's
Evangelical and Reformed church in LeMars, and sang in the first choir
organized in this church.

Miss Speier is survived by her nephews and nieces, Mrs. Orville Lee,
Rudolph Bartels, and Mrs. Ben Nicholson, LeMars; Mrs. L. W. Fenske,
Savage, Montana. Another nephew, Oswold Bartels preceded her in death in
March of this year. Eight great nephews and nieces along with two great
great nephews and nieces also survive her.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the St.
John's Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. E. Millem officiated.
Pallbearers were Henry Meyer, Carl Wilde, A. C. Weber, Ernest Weber, Gus
Vlothe and Charles Werley. Interment was in the family lot at the city

Friends and relatives who came from a distance to attend the funeral of
Miss Minnie Speier which was held yesterday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Kaiser, Sutherland, Iowa; Mrs. O. Bartels and Mrs. Gene Halderman
of Aberdeen, S.D.; Miss Mary Jean Lee of Newark, Delaware; Mr and Mrs.
Keith Bartels, Pittsburgh, Pa, and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Fenske of Savage,

Newspaper article and of Wednesday, September 3, 1947,
written in pencil in the margin....

Mrs. Clifford V. Bowers, the former Sheila Alberta Hall, daughter of
Mrs. A.G.E. Hall of London, England, is a bride of the last month.
Following a wedding trip to Switzerland, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers will make
their home here.


ANNOUNCEMENTS have been received here of the wedding August 12, 1947, at
Holt Trinity church in London, Eng., of Miss Sheila Alberta Hall,
daughter of Mrs. A.G.E. Hall of that city and Dr. Clifford V. Bowers,
son of Dr. and Mrs. B.A. Bowers, 2206 Heights Avenue, Sioux City,
formerly of LeMars.  The young couple went to Switzerland on their
wedding trip and are expected to arrive here about September 15 to make
their home.  She visited here last winter at the Bowers home.  He is a
graduate of the school of medicine at the University of Iowa and a
member of Nu Sigma Nu fraternity.

Dr. and Mrs. B.A. Bowers sailed August 1 on the Queen Elizabeth for
England.  After attending the wedding of their son, they visited by
plane Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris.  They will sail
Thursday from Southampton aboard the Queen Mary for home.


Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Koch of LeMars were injured about 11:30 Saturday
night in a 2-car collision at the junction of Highways 59, 3 and 5,
about a mile and a half north of Cherokee.  One car, a 1938 Chevrolet
belonging to Ulrich Koch and driven by him, was damaged to the extent of
$650 or $700.  The other car, driven by a Dr. Eddy of Aurelia, a 1937
model, was damaged to the extent of $200.

Mrs. Koch received a cut on the head and was taken to the Sioux Valley
hospital at Cherokee.  Mr. Koch received laceration about his legs.  The
car turned over after the crash.

Dr. Eddy was not injured.  He will be charged, highway patrolman say,
with failing to yield the right of way.

Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Koch, injured in an auto accident near Cherokee,
have returned home after first-aid at a Cherokee hospital.  Mr. and Mrs.
Koch state that the time of the accident as reported by The Globe-Post
was wrong.  It was not Saturday night at 11:30 as reported, but Sunday
afternoon at 5:30.
[written in to these articles is the year date of 1947]

We wish to say our hearty thanks and gratitude to the Laides Aid
Missionary, neighbors and friends and also Rev. Belk, for all the nice
cards and gifts they have extended to us. ---Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Koch

[this next article was pasted on the pages near other articles from the
year date is on the article]

W. C. (Clay) Butler, and son, Randall, of Richmond, Cal., arrived in
LeMars the day after Christmas, having left San Francisco by plane on
Christmas Eve, and will remain in LeMars until Mr. Butler's mother, Mrs.
Gertrude Butler, has recovered from a serious operation of a week ago.
Mr. Butler is still in the ship-building business, in the time-keeping
department, and says that business continues to boom.  The government is
hauling a lot of poor quality war-built ships out of the "graveyard,"
having them reconditioned and strengthened so they are better than new.
The men who are doing the work are wondering what the government wants
with all those ships, and the government is just letting them wonder,
Mr. Butler says.

Newspaper dated...WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1949

Mrs. Gertrude Cummickel, 59, LeMars, Ia., suffered a left ankle fracture
Tuesday when she fell on a flight of stairs at the Three Sisters store,
police reported.  She was taken to the Methodist hospital.

Admissions Tuesday, January 25, 1949:
Mrs. Gertrude Cummickel, LeMars

Dismissals Wednesday, February 2, 1949:
Mrs. Gertrude Cummickel, LeMars

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Braband announce the marriage of their daughter, Maxine,
to Arnold Johansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Johansen.  They were marred
August 11th, 1947, at Dakota City, Neb.

Mrs. Jennie S. Higday received greeting and best wishers from her many
friends on Sunday, June 29th, 1947, this being her 96th birthday
anniversary.  Although there was no formal entertaining planned for the
occasion it was a very pleasant event and Mrs. Higday's daughter, Mrs.
R.M. Kiernan, served a very nice anniversary dinner at 1 o'clock.

[written in pen by this scrapbook creator, Miss Edith Harrington, is the
following regarding Mrs. Higday]
"Mrs. O.H. Higday trips on a rug, breaking her hip at 118 7th Street,
Fell at her home Friday night. Broke her left hip on Friday night, July
18, 1947.  She was 96 years old on June 29, 1947."


[date of death written next to the article.....Sept. 10, 1947]

Aloysious Leo Huckle passed away at Brunsville early Wednesday morning
following a heart attack while he was attending the wedding dance given
in honor of the marriage of his daughter, Eva, to Eugene Boge on
September 2.
During the evening he was enjoying the best of health and the attack
struck with any warning.

Aloysious L. Huckle was born on June 25, 1885, in Germany, the son of
William and Susan Huckle, and came to the United States with his mother
when he was 2 years old.  He has resided in Plymouth county for 60 years
where he farmed and was active in the feed and seed business.  He was
united in marriage with Katherine Bender and to this union four children
were born.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Boge, North Buena Vista, Iowa,
and Rita of LeMars, and two sons, William and Martin, LeMars.  He is
also survived by one brother, Jacob, of Independence, and one

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, at nine o'clock
in the morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church with burial in St.
Joseph's cemetery beside his wife.  Rev. Msgr. J.D. Fisch will officiate
at the services.

Luken's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

We desire to express to our kind neighbors and thoughtful friends our
heartfelt thanks for their many expressions of sympathy.  For the
beautiful service, floral offerings, cards, spiritual bouquets, and
other kindnesses were greatly appreciated. All the acts of those who
helped us in any way during our sorrow with comforting sympathy and
thoughtfulness will always be remembered. ---The Huckle Family, Bill,
Lois, Eva, Rita, Martin, and Gene.


Rev. Vinton Huffey, pastor of the local Assembly of God church, will be
leaving LeMars the near future to enter the work of evangelism.  He
will, however, remain here until arrangements have been completed for a
pastor to succeed him.

Rev. Huffey has pastored in LeMars since May, 1943, and has enjoyed his
stay in this city.  The local Assembly of God church has experience a
healthy growth under his ministry with the present Sunday school and
worship service attendance averaging more than four times as many as was
the average the first year he was in LeMars.  He wishes to express his
thanks to the members and friends of his congregation, the business men
of the city, and especially to the local newspapers for the fine spirit
of cooperation.  He feels that what he has been able to accomplish has
depended largely upon these groups of individuals.  It is his wish that
God's blessing shall rest upon each accordingly.
[This article includes a lovely picture of Rev. and Mrs. Vinton
Huffey...written in pen it says...."left August 31, 1947"]


Miss Clara Orban, daughter of Mrs. Mary Orban of LeMars, became the
bride of Arnold Wilmes, son of Mrs. And Mrs. John B. Wilmes, also of
LeMars, in a simple ceremony Wednesday morning, April 20, 1949, at 7:30
o'clock in Assumption Catholic church, Merrill.  The Rev. Zeno Reising
officiated at the ceremony.

The bride was attractive in a turquoise blue street dress.  She wore a
corsage of white gladioli and sweet peas.  Her matron of honor, Mrs.
John Feller, also wore a turquoise blue street dress and a corsage of
white gladioli and pink sweet peas.  John Feller served as bestman.

A wedding breakfast was served in the home of the bride's mother
following the ceremony.

The bride has been employed at the Sacred Heart hospital.  The
bridegroom is employed as sexton at St. Joseph's church, LeMars.
Following a wedding trip to points of interest in Minneapolis the couple
will make their home at 135 Second Avenue, S.W., LeMars.

[dated July 1946--very large, nice engagement picture is displayed with
these articles below:]

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Lorenzen of San Diego, California, are visiting
relatives in LeMars and Sioux City.  Wilson, who was assistant county
engineer in Plymouth County for several years, now has a position as
engineer with the naval dist4rict which headquarters in San Diego and
has recently acquired permanent status under the civil service.

Robert G. Quiett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Quiett, is pictured with
his betrothed, Lois Marilyn Lorenzen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson D.
Lorenzen, who are announcing the engagement.  Both young people are
attending San Diego State College.  Miss Lorenzen has passed chocolates
to her Alpha Sigma Chi Sorority sisters.  No wedding date is set.

[a thumbnail size picture of Mrs. C.E. Ball is included with these
Miss Johnnie Lee Klohs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Klohs of Maurice,
and Pvt. Clarence E. Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Ball of LeMars, were
married June 1, 1946, in Denver, Colorado.


A quiet wedding took place in Denver, Colorado, Saturday, June 1, 1946,
when Miss Johnnie Klohs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Klohs of
Maurice, became the bride of Pvt. Clarence E. Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ewald Ball of LeMars.  The wedding took place in the chapel of the
Westside Center church at which Rev. Hoover, formerly in LeMars, is in
charge.  Rev. Obitts played a trombone solo, "Because" and "He Is So
Precious To Me."  He was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Hoover.

The young couple attended by Mrs. John Klohs, matron of honor, and Pvt.
LeRoy A. Scobba, bestman, of Madison, Minn.

The bride was attired in a street length dress of powder blue
marquisette with white accessories.  Following the ceremony, Mrs.
Hoover, served light refreshments.

Both the bride and the groom are graduates of LeMars high school.
Mrs. Schwiesow Rites Tomorrow
Young Mother Succumbs Following Operation--
Twins Die Also

Mrs. Hallie Schwiesow, 32, formerly of LeMars, passed away Tuesday
morning in the Methodist hospital in Omaha Tuesday morning, following a
Caesarian operation for the birth of twin daughters, born Sept. 8.  The
infants failed to survive their birth.

Mrs. Schwiesow, nee Hallie Nash, was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Kingsley, to
Mary and William Nash, now deceased.  She was a graduate of the Kingsley
high school and a member of the First Congregational Church.

She lived at Kingsley until 1934 when she was united in marriage to Nick
Schwiesow, and moved to LeMars, where they resided until about a year
ago when they moved to Omaha, which was her home until her death.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Kingsley Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Mrs. Schwiesow will be laid to rest beside her
babies in the Kingsley cemetery.

Surviving to mourn her untimely death are her husband, Nicholas
Schwiesow of Omaha, 2 sisters Mrs. Ruth Knisely and Mrs. Faye Collins of
LeMars; 3 brothers David, Bela and Richard Nash of Kingsley, and many
other relatives and friends.

[A note was written on the scrapbook page:
"passed away Sept. 12, 1944 .....funeral held in Kingsley, Sept. 15,


[hand-dated 1946]

Kingsley, Ia. -- Special:
Bela Nash, 55, tavern operator and lifelong Kingsley resident, was found
dead on the bank of the Little Sioux river north of Cherokee, Ia.,
Wednesday evening by Frank Henningfield, a companion on a fishing

Mr. Henningfield, his son Howard, and Mr. Nash left Kingsley in the
afternoon and separated when they reached the river bank.  Preparing to
return at dusk, Mr. Henningfield reported, he called Mr. Nash and
received no response. Investigating, he found the body.

Dr. J.E. Bunker, Cherokee county coroner, was called and said there
would be no inquest.  The body was taken to Cherokee and later brought

Survivors include the widow, Mabel; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Mercer;
five grandchildren; two brothers, David and Richard, all of Kingsley,
and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Knisley of Kingsley and Mrs. Faye Collins of

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dickinson
funeral home.  Rev. Noble Sack will officiate and burial will be in the
Kingsley cemetery.


Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning from St.
James Catholic church for Clyde Leslie Barton, who passed away at the
home of his mother at 114 Fourth Ave. S.W.  Burial will be in the St.
Joseph's cemetery, Rev. W.B. Bauer will read the funeral mass.

Clyde Leslie Barton was born August 13, 1906, in LeMars and died at the
age of 38 years, one month and 15 days.  He had been an invalid since
birth, but in recent weeks had been in failing health.  Despite his
great handicap, he was cheerful and was as considerate as possible to
those nearest him.

He leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Mrs. Kate Barton.  He was
preceded in death by his father in 1931.

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