The library has not been quiet we have had three members from out
of state visit our library during the month of June. Numerous phone calls have been taken
for research and e-mail continues to be received. Claire does not do the e-mail, but
assists Renee Bunck who is in charge of the e-mail and also the web site for our Gen
Society. All is a big task to keep up to date.
We are now considering ideas for our next years programs. How about
letting Claire, Renee or Jeff know what some of your ideas might be.
The Stemmons Publishing Co CDs that we received (ten discs in all)
cover over 600 books that can be read from the computer. An explanation of the discs was
given and then because the group was not large, Claires computer, in her computer
room, was used to demonstrate what you will find among the ten discs. This did catch the
eyes of members and when they all left, we had only two discs that had not been checked
out. Remember, they are checked out for only one month at time. This is also true with all
of our books. So please be aware of your time to be checked back into the library. If it
is during the summer, please call Claire about returning your books, discs or if you are
in need of some of our books. Her phone number is 1-402-721-9553.
The month of July is a busy month for reunions, celebrations of July 4th,
and vacations perhaps to where some of your ancestors lived at one time.
A Thank You to Sandra and Allan Barton for the two Fremont
City Directories for 1994 and 1997. We are always looking for those we are still in need
of. We are missing the following directories: 1930, 1932, 1934; 1944 thru 1946, 1948-49;
1950, 1953-54, 1957, 1959; 1962, 1967; all of the 2000-2003. Some of the old books could
be two years in one book, or during the war, they may not have printed a book. When you
are garage saling or auctions, watch for those missing ones. It is amazing how you can
track down someone, even in early years, by use of the Fremont directories. Wouldnt
it be nice if all of the small towns put one out too.
CLASSES AT OUTS - SENIORS FAIL TO SHOW UP AT JUNIOR RECEPTION
Bitterness in Cedar Bluffs High School As a Result of Several Conflicts
Cedar Bluffs, May 20 This evening the commencement exercises of the
Cedar Bluffs high school will be held and whether there will be further outbursts of class
spirit to mar the proceedings remains to be seen. The Junior and Senior
classes have been at outs ever since the class play was given and several class
scraps have enlivened the affairs which mark the closing of the term.
When the Seniors gave their play, the Juniors turned the trick of getting a placard
on the curtain conveying an announcement that embarrassed the amateur play actors. Then
when the Juniors gave the annual reception to the Seniors, not a single Senior came. They
made it a case of Mr Smarty gave a party and nobody came. Feeling has grown so
bitter that the parents have taken a hand.
Fremont Tribune 20 May 1910 page 3.
WRECK AT AMES
Sunday afternoon at 3:45 a railroad wreck occurred at Ames in which seventeen cars were
derailed and nine of them were completely wrecked. The wrecked train was an east
bound through freight No 20 carrying eight cars of horses, and many other cars loaded with
various kinds of merchandise. In the smash up the cars loaded with the horses
suffered the most. Willard Menold, a horse jockey living in Princeton, Illinois, had
his left leg broken below the knee, and D E Laughlin, another jockey, also received slight
injuries. One hobo was slightly injured. Fourteen horses were either killed or
so badly injured that they had to be shot. The loss has not been estimated but will
of course run up into the thousand of dollars. The cause of the wreck is said to
have been that a switch was left unlocked and was turned by an iron attachment of one of
the box cars after the engine and eight of the cars had passed over in safety.
Seventeen cars following ran off the track and piled up in a promiscuous heap.
Fremont Tribune 4 July 1901 Page 1.
|DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES
100 YEARS AGO 1904 - BOOK 10
J F Kuhl to Alice Creighton 31
This is listed as 31 Jul 1904
Thos O Finson to Susan B Newlon on 2 July
Elmer Clure to Jennie Larson on 4 July
Geo W Armstead to LaVerne C Schnack on 5 July
Ira M Wilson to Minnie F Rumels on 5 July
Peter Lenneman to Minnie Hergenroder on 6 July
W E Van Ardall to Sadie M Leavitt on 6 July
Peter J Poff to Anna Harris on 9 July
Marx Matz to Emma Jensen on 13 July
Charley W Godel to Emma Arnie on 13 July
Frank Strayer to Mrs Della Horton on 14 July
Wm Peterson to Millie Christensen on 15 July
Christ Lass to Sophia Blumaster on 21 July
C Kingsley McCaslin to Maude M Sanders on 26 July
Frank Wagner to Carrie Waterman on 30 July
The residence of Mr and Mrs Herman Waterman was the scene of a very pretty home wedding
last Saturday evening when their daughter, Miss Carrie, was united in marriage to Mr Frank
B Wagner. Rev E Walter was the officiating clergyman. The groom was attended
by Herman Waterman jr, and Carl Wagner, while the bridesmaids for the occasion were Misses
Amelia Waterman and Frieda Heine. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a
large gathering of relatives and friends, and the young couple were the recipients of many
beautiful and costly gifts. Mr and Mrs Wagner will go to housekeeping in the new
brick residence just west of the city.
Fremont Tribune-Hooper News-9 Aug 1904 2:3
FOURTH OF JULY PROGRAM
The program for the Fourth of July celebration in North Bend is as follows: In
the morning Grant G Martin of Fremont will deliver the oration of the day. The
invocation will be by Rev H Trezona. The Junior Band will furnish music throughout
the day. The Declaration of Independence will be read by Chas. Ritchie.
The program of sports in the afternoon will be as follows: Old
mens foot race, $2.00, $1.00.
Wheelbarrow race, $2.00, $1.00.
Potatoe race, $2.00, $1.00.
Sack race, $2.00, $1.00.
Ladies hitching contest, $3.00, $2.00.
Five mile bicycle race, $3.00, $2.00.
Immediately following this will be the ball game between the North Bend team and the
Peacocks of Omaha.
After the ball game there will be horse racing at the track and the following events
are scheduled to take place. Roadster race, $12.00.
Free for all race, $22.00.
Running race, $5.00.
4-minute trotting, $10.00.
The money in each event, will be divided in three purses, 60, 30, and 20 percent.
The next feature will be the Callithumpian parade followed by a grand display of
All kinds of amusements will be offered on the grounds and no one will lack for
entertainment. Everybody should come to North Bend to celebrate July 4th.
North Bend NE EAGLE 4 July 1901 Page 1