The Columbus Tribune, January 6, 1909
BECKWITH--The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beckwith, living near Oconee, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Lincoln, where they had gone to visit with Mrs. Beckwith's sister, Mrs. Stevens. The body was brought home Friday. Funeral services were held at Oconee Saturday morning conducted by Rev. Miller of the Presbyterian church. The remains were laid to rest in the Friends cemetery west of town.
MACKEY--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mackey, living one and a half miles northeast of town, died early Monday morning aged nine days. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Hilsinger, of the German Baptist church, Monday afternoon, and interment in the Bloedorn cemetery.
WILSON--John Dean wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, died Monday morning, of diphtheria, after a sickness of eight days. He was an unusually strong, healthy child, and made a ___ struggle against this dread ___ [bottom of page missing].
CAMPBELL--In our last issue it was our privilege to announce the birth of a son and a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Campbell. The arrival of little Chauncy Sheldon Campbell and his sister, Miriam Louise, on Dec. 20th, was a signal for great joy not only to the parents, but also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Sheldon. However, it was only a taste of the joy that seemed to be in store for those who loved these two little ones; for just as the New Year was ushered in filling many hearts with gladness, the angel of death hovered over the form of little Chauncy and at one o'clock claimed his spirit. The little form had scarcely been laid to rest when it almost seems that his spirit must have called to ___ sister, ___ [bottom of page missing].
The Columbus Tribune, January 13, 1909
RODEHORST--Miss Maggie Rodehorst, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Rodehorst, died Sunday night, from a complication of diseases, typhoid fever and rheumatism of the heart being the cause of death. She was born on the 16th day of September, 1891, and was in her eighteenth year. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow at 1 o'clock and from the German Lutheran church in this city at 2:30, Rev. H. Miessler officiating, and interemnt [sic] will be made in the Columbus cemetery. [Route 3.] [...and...] The death of Miss Maggie Rodehorst, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Rodehorst, occured last Sunday night at eleven o'clock at the family residence north of Columbus. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the residence at one o'clock and at the German Lutheran church at 2:30, Rev. Miessler offiiating. Interment will be in the Columbus cemetery.
HEALD--Dr. Harvey C. Heald died Sunday at the Methodist hospital, in Omaha. He was practicing at Millard, Nebraska. He was born in Platte precinct, Polk county, age 35 years. [Polk county.]
CHRISTY--Inza Aline, aged 18 months, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Christy, died last Friday morning of spinal meningitis. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ward Morse. A few weeks ago Inza was hurt by a fall, and although nothing serious was anticipated from the slight injury the child received, it finally resulted in an attack of the dread complaint stated above. [Genoa.]
ANDERSON--John Anderson, one of the pioneers of Platte county, died at his home on the Looking Glass last Thrusday evening, aged 70 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, and the remains interred in the West Hill cemetery. Deceased served in the northern army during the war of the rebellion. He is survived by his wife and four children. The children are George, who runs the farm, Dana, who formerly lived near St. Edward, and Misses Gertie and Mamie, who reside at the home. Mr. Anderson was a brother of Mrs. Peter Bower and a cousin of Mrs. Andrew Nelson, of Genoa. [Genoa.]
OLTJEN--Shortly after the passing of the old year, little Reinhold Gerhard, the six-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Oltjen, took his departure from this life to enter his heavenly home in the great beyond. The little fellow had been suffering with a tumor of the brain and in spite of all that medical skill could do he succumbed to his afflictions last Friday morning at about half past one o'clock. The funeral was held last Sunday at Creston, where Rev. Fricke, of Madison, conducted the last sad rites. The bereaved parents have our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of their loved one. [Leigh.]
RAMAEKER--Harry Ramaeker, a brother of Matt Ramaeker's died at his home in Lindsay Sunday night of appendicitis after a week's illness. The deceased was intimately acquainted with many people in this vicinity. He was a fine young man, loved and honored by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. He leaves a young wife and four children. The funeral was held yesterday. [Humphrey.]
WILSON--Daniel Wilson sas born in Lincolnshire, England, May 12, 1827. At the age of 12 he went to sea as a cabin boy, and later served two terms in the British navy. He came to the United States during the California gold excitement in the early '50's, and for a number of years followed the big lakes as a sailor. He also spent some time steamboating on the Mississippi river, and finally settled at Bureau Junction, Ill., where he was united in marriage with Miss Alice Thornton. In the spring of 1876 the family came to Platte county and homesteaded the farm which he owned at the time of his death, 9 miles west and 2 miles north of Platte Center. His wife died in 1895, and for the past seven years he has made his home with his son Robert in Platte Center. For some months he had been gradually failing, and about two months ago he entered the hospital at Columbus, where he gradually grew weaker, until last Thursday the end came, almost with the end of the old year. He simply stopped when the machinery wore out. The burial was Saturday morning in St. John's cemetery, near his farm home, the remains being laid to rest beside those of his wife. He leaves two sons, Robert of Platte Center, and Daniel, who lives on the home farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Nansel, living on a farm west of town; also a brother in Virginia City, Montana. Mr. Wilson was a kindly old man, highly respected by all who knew him. [Platte Center.]
BREED--Alonzo Breed was born in Maria, Essex Co., N.Y., November 20, 1832. When he was about 17 he went to Illiois, afterwards returning to New York for his mother, whom he took to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. A. 20th Iowa Volunteers and served his country almost four years. He was married February 1866 to Miss A.M. Bennett, who survives him. He leaves one daughter Mary Alice Johnson and one son Charles Foster Johnson. A son, Franklin, died in infancy. The family moved to Columbus October 1886, where they have since resided. Mr. Breed died January 7, 1909 of an acute case of dropsy, after an illness of about one year. The funeral was held from the residence, Sunday, January 10, 1909.
ALBRECHT--Word was received last week of the death in Omaha, of A. Albrecht, who was an old timer in Columbus. Mr. Albrecht had reached the advanced age of 78 years. He was for several years a painter and paper hanger here, but later on proprietor of a grocery store on 11th street. He left Columbus about twenty years ago, and has since made his home in Omaha.
Columbus Journal, January 13, 1909
SEIPP-WOLF--John Seipp and Miss Clara Wolf were married last Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The wedding ceremony took place at the bride's home on east Fourteenth street, and was witnessed by only a few relatives and friends. Both the bride and groom are well known in this city as they have spent most of their lives in Columbus. For several months the groom has been engaged in the oil business, and at the present time is running the city oil wagon. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. Rosena Wolf, whose many friends will wish she and her husband much success and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Seipp will reside with the bride's mother in her residence on east Fourteenth street for the present.
CAIN-DUNNING--Monday January 4th, at the Episcopal parsonage, by Rev. Hamilton, Arthur Garfield Cain of Ft. Pierre, N.D., and Miss Elberta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dunning. The newly wedded couple will visit different points for a time and be at home at Ft. Pierre after April 1st. The News-Journal extends hearty congratulations. [Fullerton.]
BEETEM-EVERETT--Ben F. Beetem and Mrs. Lucy Everett were married at Columbus on Wednesday of last week, County Judge Ratterman performing the ceremony in the presence of Miss Catherine Cain, of O'Neil, and Miss Kathleen Ryan, of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Beetem returned to Central City that evening. Both young people are well known here and have many friends to wish them happiness and prosperity. [Central City.]
NEWTON-FITZGERALD--Chas. Newton, formerly of Monroe, but now of Axtell, Neb., and Miss Mary Fitzgerald of Columbus, were married at that place Wednesday of this week. Chas. was a former Monroe boy, but moved to Axtell, where he is in partnership with D.F. Slayton in the meat market business. Mr. and Mrs. Newton went to Axtell, where they will make their future home. [Monroe.]
ZUMBRUNN--Mrs. Elizabeth Zumbrunn passed away at her home in this city Saturday after noon at 3 o'clock, death resulting from causes peculiar to old age. Deceased was born at Ringgenberg, Switzerland, December 20, 1828, and was at the time of her death eighty years and twenty days old. In 1850 she was married to John Zumbrunn, who died in 1903. Mrs. Zumbrunn, accompanied by her husband came to Nebraska many years ago, and settled on a farm in Grand Prairie township, where she resided until two years ago when she came to this city, where she has since resided with her son John. The deceased was the mother of nine children, all boys, five of these died when quite young. The surviving members of the family are, Christ, a Nance county farmer, Mathew, a resident of Madison, Peter and John of this city. Mrs. Zumbrunn was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and two great-grand children. Just a few days previous to her death a number of relatives and friends gathered at her home and tendered her a surprise party in honor of her eightieth birthday and at this time was seemingly enjoying good health for a lady her age, and news of her death came somewhat as a surprise to her many acquaintances. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the German Reformed church, Rev. Neumarker officating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.
RHODEHORST--Margaret Dorothy Catherine Rhodehorst, aged 17 years, died at the family residence north of Columbus, Sunday January 10, death resulting from a complication of diseases. She was born in Humphrey September 16, 1891, and her parents later moved to the home farm where she died. For some time Miss Rhodehorst was attending the York Commercial college, and when home on her Thanksgiving vacation her sister was taken sick, necessitating her remaining here. Soon after this she was taken with the illness that resulted in her death. Besides her parents she leaves one brother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the residence and at 2:30 from the German Lutheran church, Rev. Meissler conducting the services.
BREED--Alonzo Breed, who for the past few months has been suffering from acute dropsy, passed away at his home in west Columbus Thursday. The deceased has been a resident of this city for the past twenty-five years, coming to this city in 1884, where he and his estimable wife have since resided. Mr. Breed was born in Essex county, New York, Nov. 20th, 1831, where he resided until the civil war broke out, he then enlisted in Company A. Twentieth New York Infantry, where he served four years of active service. In February 1866, one year after the close of the war, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Bennett, to this union two children were born, namely, Charles T. Breed of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Charles Johnson of this city, who with their aged mother survive the deceased. During the first few years of his residence in this city Mr. Breed was engaged in the dray business, but of late years he has been unable to perform heavy work. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the family residence, Rev. Roush pastor of the M.E. church officiating, and burial was made in the Columbus cemetery.
ALLISON--Word was received here last week from Mesa, Ariz., that Mrs. Henry Allison, formerly of this vicinity, was dead. Cause of death, paralysis. [Creston.]
BECKWITH--Howard Melvin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Beckwith, died December 30, at Lincoln, Neb., from a severe attack of pneumonia. The little fellow was born July 6, 1906, and was two years, five months and twenty-four days old at the time of his death. He was brought to Oconee for burial and the funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at that place on Saturday, January 2, being conducted by Rev. David T. Miller, jr., of the Presbyterian church, and interment was in the Friends cemetery west of Monroe. [Monroe.]
The Columbus Tribune, January 20, 1909
POSVAR--The remains of Frank Posvar, who died at the Columbus hospital last week, were buried here last Thursday. [Richland.]
LANGEN--A daughter was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Langen. The little one was dead when born. [Platte Center.]
ANDERSON--W.E. Anderson died at the family home on Platte street last Saturday afternoon a few moments after 1 o'clock, from a complication of diseases, after being confined to the house for about ten days. Mr. Anderson had been in ill health for a number of years, but had not been bedfast. Deceased was born in Iowa on December 13th, 1857. He was married in 1884, in Columbus, to Miss Anna Engle, and lived in Leigh for several years thereafter, where he engaged in the harness and saddlery business. Later he lived in various points in Nebraska, moving back to this city a couple of years ago, and has made his home here since. He was one of the sufferers in the Herman cyclone several years ago, having received severe injuries at that time. For the past year or so he has been in the employ of A. Dussell & Son, as bookkeeper. He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and A.O.U.W. fraternal societies, in the latter of which he carried insurance. He leaves besides his wife, three sons, Alex, Robert and Edwin, all of whom are living at home. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and was in charge of Rev. D.I. Roush, and was attended by the Masons in a body. Interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.
Columbus Journal, January 20, 1909
WINEY-WALKER--The wedding of Elmer Leroy Winey of Lincoln, and Miss Eva Walker of this city, Father Marcellinus officiating, was solemnized at eleven o'clock Wednesday morning. The home was beautifully decorated in cut flowers and as the last strains of a wedding march were ended the bride and groom found their places beneath a wedding bell composed of bride's roses. The bride was beautifully gowned in white and carried bride roses and was given away by her uncle, Gene Condon. Immediately after the ceremony a buffet luncheon was served. The groom is well known in this city, as some time ago he was employed in the Gray shoe store, but for the past several months has been employed in the same line of work at Lincoln. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. Jennie Walker, and her many friends will wish her and her husband much joy and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Winey departed this afternoon for Denver, after which they will go to Lincoln, where they will reside.
JENNINGS-BARNWELL--Married, Saturday at the home of the bride in St. Edward, Rev. Lang officiating, Mr. Roy Jennings to Miss Ila Barnwell. Mr. Jennings is a son of A.M. Jennings formerly of this city, and is an engineer with the Burlington road in Omaha, in which city the happy young couple will make their home. The Journal with a host of other old-time friends tenders congratulations with best wishes for long life, happiness and prosperity.
SIDELL-HEDWIGER--Miss Anna Hedwiger of the Island in Polk county and Ben F. Sidell of St. Paul were married at Columbus last Monday. [Silver Creek.]
CROUCH-CROSBY--Earl Crouch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Crouch of this place, was married New Years day to a Miss Crosby at DeNair, Cali. Earl is a Boone county boy and has a great many friends who extend to him and his bride their best wishes. They will make their home at DeNair, where he has been engaged in business for some time. [Albion.]
ANDERSON--Willis E. Anderson passed away at his home on North Olive street Saturday afternoon, death resulting from a complication of diseases. Mr. Anderson had been in ill health for a number of years, but for the past several months had been feeling better, so much so that during the past few months he has been employed by A. Dussell & Son as book-keeper which position he held at the time of his death. Ten days previous to his death he was taken suddenly ill and removed to his home, where he was confined until death relieved him of his suffering. Mr. Anderson was born in Iowa, December 13, 1857, and was at the time of his death fifty-one years, one month and sixteen days old. The deceased came to Nebraska in 1882, settling in Columbus, where two years later he was married to Miss Engle, who then resided with her parents on a farm near Columbus. To this union three children, all boys, were born, Alex, Robert and Edward, who with their mother survive their father and husband. During Mr. and Mrs. Anderson's married life they traveled extensively, but returned to Columbus often. They returned to this city about two years ago, where they have since resided. Mr. Anderson was an active member of three lodges, the Odd Fellows, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and Masons, the last named lodge took charge of the ceremony at the grave. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. Roush, pastor of the M.E. church officiating and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery. Relatives who attended the funeral from out of town were, Mrs. F.O. Gatz of O'Neill, Robert Hail of South Dakota, and George Engel of Clarks.
CZAPLA--After a two weeks' illness, Mrs. Victoria Czapla, wife of Joseph Czapla, died last Wednesday afternoon at the family home on East Sixth street. Mrs. Czapla was born in Austria sixty-four years ago, and came with her husband to Polk county thirty-six years ago, settling on a farm. Two years ago they moved to Columbus, which has since been their home. Besides her husband, she leaves five sons and five daughters, the youngest son, Adolph, being in business on Eleventh street. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Bonaventura church and interment was in the Catholic cemetery.
SMYER--Carrie, the little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smyer, died last Friday evening, after a short illness with diphtheria. The funeral which was held Saturday, was private on account of the disease, and burial was in the Friends cemetery. At present the home is free from the dread disease and the quarantine will be raised Friday. [Monroe.]
GREISEN--The people of St. Anthony and vicinity were sadly shocked when the unwelcome news became known last Tuesday morning that Peter, the third eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Greisen, sr., had died, after a short illness. The deceased was taken ill about seven days before his death with an ordinary cold, which quickly developed into pneumonia. Medical aid was summoned from Platte Center and Columbus, and a sister of Charity from St. Mary's hospital was secured as a trained nurse, but science and the best of attention could not prevail against the treacherous disease, and death claimed this young life on Tuesday, January 12th, 1909, at 7 o'clock, a.m. Peter Greisen, jr., was born February 23, 1890. He was a good young man in the truest and noblest sense of that word. Always industrious and obedient, and ever anxious and willing to mind his work cheerfully and without complaint, he held a high place in the affections of his parents and brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Thursday morning from St. Anthony's church, and his remains were laid to rest beside those of his grandparents and his brother Max. Six companions of the departed young man acted as pall bearers, as follows: Joseph Gronenthal, Nick Mausbach, Frank Krings, Henry Schmidt, Willie Schmidt and Herman Krings. Besides his parents the deceased left to mourn his untimely loss the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Theresia Berndt, Frank, Mrs. Annie Gilsdorf, John, Sophia, Phillip, Jacob, Hilarius and Lena. [Platte Center.]
The Columbus Tribune, January 27, 1909
EDWARDS--A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Al. Edwards Sunday, January 17, but died shortly after birth. The little one was buried Monday. [Humphrey.]
ZUERLINE--The month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Zuerline died last Friday and was buried Sunday in St. Francis cemetery. We were unable to learn the cause of death. [Humphrey.]
LABENS--Mrs. Caroline Labens died at the home of her son, Frank, five miles northwest of Platte Center, last Sunday morning, January 17. She had no specific disease, although her health had been failing for several years. Deceased was born in West Prussia in September, 1833. Thirty-two years ago she, together with her husband and children, came directly from their native land to Platte county and settled on the farm where she died. She had seven children born to her, four of whom are dead. She is survived by one brother, living near Humphrey; two daughters, Mrs. Jas. Nickel, of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and Mrs. Robert Nay, of this village, and one son, Frank, living on the home farm. Mrs. Labens was a very industrious woman, one of those who loved her home and spent her energy to make it a pleasant one. The funeral was conducted from St. Anthony's church Tuesday morning, requium high mass being held by the local priest, a priest from Madison and the priest from Platte Center. The remains were laid to rest in the St. Anthony cemetery beside those of her husband, who died August 4, 1903. [Platte Center.]
LABENZ--Mrs. Jacob Labenz, quite well known to Humphrey people, died at the home of her son, Frank, at St. Anthony, Sunday morning. The immediate cause of her death was old age. The funeral was held Tuesday morning from St. Anthony's church and and interment was made in St. Anthony's cemetery. Quite a few people from here attended the funeral. [Humphrey.]
GREISEN--Peter Greisen, nineteen-year-old son of Henry Greisen, residing near Platte Center, died Tuesday from the effects of pneumonia. He was ill for only six days. The young man was a nephew of Jacob and Philip Greisen, of this city, who were present at the funeral yesterday in the Catholic Church at Tarnov.--Columbus Telegram. [Humphrey.]
SMYER--The little two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smyer died Tuesday afternoon from scarlet fever. The remains were laid to rest in the Friend cemetery Tuesday evening. [Monroe.] [...and...] Mrs. Tillie Munter was called to Monroe last Sunday by the serious illness of the children in the family of her sister, Mrs. John Smyers, the disease being a complication of scarlet fever and diphtheria. Late yesterday afternoon word was received at this office, announcing the death of the little girl, Elsie May, aged two years. About three weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Smyers lost a little daughter nearing four years old, and the loss of the second daughter is a heartbreaking blow to the parents. We are glad to be able to state, however, that the little boy is slowly improving.
KOZIEMBA--Mrs. Koziemba, an old lady 72 years of age, living with her son, in the northeast part of the city, died last Friday evening from asthma, and the funeral was held from the Catholic church Monday morning and interment made in the Catholic cemetery. She had been a resident of Columbus but a short time, having come to Columbus from Ord recently for the purpose of receiving treatment from local physicians.
SNODGRASS--Mrs. Carl Snodgrass, nee Miss May O'Connor died at the hospital in Burlington, Iowa, Monday evening at 6:30, from paralysis, from which she had been suffering for several months. Mrs. Snodgrass was born on a farm 5 miles west of Columbus, December 2, 1875, and was 33 years, 1 month and 22 days of age at the time of her death. She was married October 11, 1893 in Columbus, to Mr. Carl Snodgrass, and together with her husband made Columbus her home for some time after her marriage, later moving to Iowa, where the family have made their home since. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Connor, and was the mother of three children, three boys and a girl who, together with her husband, her mother and two brothers and four sisters remain to mourn her loss. Her father preceded her to the great beyond. The remains were brought to Columbus last evening, accompanied by her husband and children, and the funeral will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. B.T. Westbrook, at 9:30, tomorrow morning, and from the Catholic church at 10 o'clock, interment following in the Catholic cemetery. The surviving brothers are Anson and Thomas O'Connor, and the sisters are Misses Blanche and Maude O'Connor, who reside with their mother at Silver Creek, and Mrs. J.R. Randall and Mrs. R.T. Wesobrook [sic], of this city.
SPEICE--Mrs. C.A. Speice died at the family home in the southern part of this city Sunday evening, January 24th, at about 5:30, from a complication of diseases, incident to her advanced age. Mrs. Speice was one of the older settlers in Columbus, having come here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gustavue [sic] Becher, in 1858. She was born in Pilsen, Bohemia, October 4th, 1839. With her parents she came to America in 1849, and resided at St. Louis for several years, coming to Columbus as above stated. She was married May 31, 1860, to C.A. Speice, in the log house which occupied the lot where the present home now stands. To this union there were born nine children, eight of whom are still living, but one, Thomas, dying in infancy. For forty-nine years Mrs. Speice has been one of the foremost women of the city, which she has seen grow from a village of a few pioneer huts to a city of its present magnitdue [sic], and during which time she has been loved by all who knew her cheerful, uncomplaining disposition and motherly tenderness. She leaves, besides her aged husband, eight children, three sisters and one brother, and a host of friends to mourn the loss of one of nature's noblewomen. The children are: Mrs. Jos. Post, John M. Speice, and Miss Catherine Speice, of Kingerfisher, Okla., William M. Speice of Chicago, Ill., Gus. G. Speice, Chas. B. Speice, W.I. Speice, and Mrs. M.T. McMahon, of this city. Her sisters are Mrs. Lora M. Koenig, and Mrs. Jos. M. Miller, of Omaha, and Mrs. Mary Breemer of this city, and her brother is Gus G. Becher, sr., of the firm of Becher, Hockenberger & Chambers. The funeral will be held from the family home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment will be made in the Columbus cemetery. Thus another of the old timers has gone to join those who have gone before.
HINMAN--Mrs. A.D. Hinman, of St. Edward, was brought down last Wednesday evening to St. Mary's hospital where she was to have undergone an operation. The operation was not performed at once, for the reason that her condition seemed much improved, but later in the night her condition changed suddenly, and death overtook her at about 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Hinman was born in 1856, in Illinois, and was married to A.D. Hinman in 1880. The family have resided at St. Edward for the past fifteen years, and for a few years previous lived at Humphrey. Mr. Hinman and three children survive her. The son, Harry, lives at Burwell, where he is engaged in the grain business, and two daughters, Misses Maude and Edna, living at home. Funeral services were held at St. Edward last Sunday afternoon.
Columbus Journal, January 27, 1909
STONE--We learned too late to mention in last week's Signal that a son was born on Sunday, January 10, to Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Stone, of Trumbull, Neb. Mrs. Stone was formerly May Considine, of this place. [Platte Center.]
SHIELDS-WENBERG--Married, at Omaha, January 14th, 1909, Mr. Charles Shields of Genoa, to Miss Emma Wenberg, of Red Oak, Iowa. The bride was formerly a resident of Nance county, having made her home with her brother on a farm near Fullerton. The groom is a well known resident of Nance county, and is engaged in the real estate business here. [Genoa.]
HINMAN--Last Wednesday evening Mrs. A.D. Hinman of St. Edward was brought to St. Mary's hospital for an operation, but upon her arrival here her condition was so much improved that the contemplated operation was postponed. But during the night there was a sudden change for the worse and she died Thursday morning. Mrs. Hinman was born June 21, 1856, in Illinois, her maiden name being Penfield, and she was married to Mr. Hinman in 1880. When they first came to Nebraska they resided at Humphrey, where Mr. Hinman was in the drug business, but fifteen years ago they moved to St. Edward. Besides her husband, three children survive her, Maud and Edna residing at St. Edward, and Harry, who is in the grain business at Burwell. She was taken to St. Edward for burial, the funeral services being held Sunday.
SPEICE--After months of suffering, Mrs. C.A. Speice, one of the pioneers of this city, died Sunday evening at the family home at Sixth and G street. Catherine Becher was born in Pilsen, Bohemia, Oct. 4, 1839. With the family she left her native land and emigrated to America in 1849, settling at St. Louis. They arrived there in the spring, and in the fall her mother died. This was their home, however, until 1858, when the family came to Platte county and Columbus in July of that year. The trip from St. Louis was made in the usual way at that time--by steamboat up the Missouri and after arriving at Omaha the remainder of the journey was made overland. Coming to this county when there were scarcely any white inhabitants, she had to put up with all the discomforts of the pioneer. On May 31, 1860, she was married to Charles A. Speice, the house in which the ceremony was performed being a log structure and standing in the same place that is occupied by the present home. During the forty-eight years of her married life this has been her home, and here all her children were born. As one of the early settlers, Mrs. Speice was one of the best known women in this locality, especially among the earlier settlers. Mrs. Speice is the mother of nine children, eight of whom are living. Their oldest child, Thomas, died when an infant. Mrs. J.C. Post of Kingfisher, Okla., is the oldest child, the others being Gus. B. Speice of this city; J.M. Speice of Kingfisher, Okla., C.B. Speice of this city; Dr. Wm. K. Speice of Chicago; W.I. Speice of this city; Katherine E. Speice of Kingfisher, Okla., and Mrs. M.T. McMahon of this city. Besides her children she leaves one brother, Gus G. Becher of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bremer of this city, Mrs. Laura M. Koenig and Mrs. Josephine Miller of Omaha. The death of Mrs. Speice leaves another vacant place in the number of those who came to this city and country in the early days and so materially assisted in changing what was then considered a desert into what it is today. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday from the family home. A few years ago her husband was stricken with paralysis and has since been a helpless invalid. Since that time his condition has been of much concern to her, as he required constant attention from some member of the household.
SNODGRASS--As the direct result of a stroke of paralysis with which she was stricken about four months ago, Mrs. Charles Snodgrass died at the hospital in Burlington, Iowa, last Sunday, January 24. May Connor, the second daughter of Mrs. Thomas Connor, was born on the old homestead, six miles west of Columbus, December 2, 1874. Here she grew to womanhood and on October 13, 1892, was married to Charles Snodgrass in this city. After residing here for some time they moved to Phelps county, but again returned to Platte county and then to Latta, Iowa, where they resided when Mrs. Snodgross was stricken with paralysis. Besides her husband she leaves three children, Milton, Clyde and Helen. Her mother and two brothers, Anson and Tom Connor of Silver Creek, and four sisters, Mrs. B.T. Westbrook and Mrs. J.H. Randall of this city and Blanche and Maud Connor of Silver Creek are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Snodgrass was brought here Tuesday for burial and services will be held Thursday morning, leaving the home of B.T. Westbrook at 9:30 and services in the Catholic church at 10 o'clock, and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.
BUSSE--At the ripe old age of 76 years, 3 months and 11 days, John Busse has passed from the strifes of mortal life to the everlasting peace and rest of the immortal. Mr. Busse had been failing in health for some time, but no immediate fears were entertained. During the winter he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Glandt, that he might receive the care and attention of loving hands and up to the last was bright and cheerful, ever helpful, never complaining. At 1:10 a.m., Monday, after a restless night, the light of life that had burned so brightly, suddenly went out to resume its radiance in the great beyond. That venerable figure so familiar to us all will be greatly missed and the friendly greeting and smile which was ever his to give has ceased to be a part of our daily routine. [Leigh.]
WILLIAMS--Sunday morning the citizens of this community were horribly shocked when the report was received of the fatal wreck in Colorado of the train bearing to Fruita, Col., the family of our townsman, John Williams. More sorrowful were the people when it was actually learned that the entire family had been killed. A.B. Williams, father of John started for the same place the day before, while two brothers, Robert and Sam, started same day with a car of implements and stock. Numerous friends here deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones. [Clarks.]
The Columbus Tribune, February 3, 1909
GERBER--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. Gerber died Sunday evening after a short illness. Interment was made in the Friends cemetery Tuesday. [Monroe.]
CROUSE--All that was mortal of Mrs. Jerry R. Crouse was laid to rest in the Osceola cemetery last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Crouse died last Wednesday morning. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Mickey. The funeral was held at the family home on the valley. [Polk county.]
Grace L. Mickey, wife of Jeremiah Crouse, died last Tuesday night, sacrificing her life for a young babe. Mrs. Crouse was a daughter of H.L. Mickey, of Polk county, a young woman who had hundreds of friends and this sudden and sad blow caused sorrow to all who knew her. The funeral services were held at Fairview church Thursday at 11 o'clock, Rev. Luscher officiating and interment was made in Fairview cemetery. [Silver Creek.]
DIETRICH--Mrs. August Dietrich died at the family home just north of this city Saturday, January 30, at 2 o'clock, aged 41 years, 9 months and 14 days. Miss Winnie Hejtmanek was born in Austria, April 16, 1867, and came to America when 18 years of age, coming almost directly to Columbus. On February 23, 1889, she was united in marriage to Mr. August Dietrich, and to this union were born ten children, five boys and five girls. The family have made their home in Columbus with the exception of one year in New York and three in Denver, Colorado. On the 23rd of December last year, Mrs. Dietrich was taken to the sanitarium at Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the benefit of her health, where she remained a little over a month, when her condition was found to be hopeless, and Mr. Dietrich went out last Tuesday and brought her back, arriving Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Dietrich rallied Friday, and Saturday morning was resting easily. About 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon she began to sink, and she passed quietly away as above stated. One son, Clarence, died in infancy. The living children are Winnie, Ruth, Rachel, Esther, Harvey, Phillip, Howard, George and Evaline. The funeral was held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dibble, pastor of the Congregational church, of which Mrs. Dietrich had been a member for eighteen years, officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery. Mrs. Dietrich was one of the well known women of this city where she has a host of friends, as was witnessed by the number of floral tributes, and the large funeral cortege. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community.
Columbus Journal, February 3, 1909
ERNST-JOSEPH--Announcements are out by Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph for the marriage of their daughter Bertha to Mr. Hector Ernst on the 17th of February, the ceremony to take place in the German Lutheran church at our neighboring town of Clarks. [Schuyler.]
KROGER-BUSH--It now develops that Adolph T. Kroger and Miss Ethel B. Bush, who eloped to Cheyenne, Wyoming, several weeks ago, an account of which appeared in the Nonpareil, at the time, were married at that place on December 19th. The report given to the authorities here was that they were not married when apprehended. The Nonpareil, was shown a letter from the county clerk of that county, however, stating that the records show their marriage to have taken place. [Central City.]
DIETRICHS--Mrs. Dietrichs, wife of August Dietrichs, passed away at her home one-half mile north of this city, Saturday afternoon. Deceased had been in ill health for the past two years. In December Mr. and Mrs. Dietrichs went to Colorado Springs, where Mrs. Dietrichs entered a sanitarium and remained there until a few days previous to her death, at which time Mr. Dietrichs received a message stating that Mrs. Dietrichs wished to return home. Mr. Dietrichs immediately went to Colorado and returned last Thursday evening with his wife. At first the change of climate seemed to be beneficial to her, but later it was decided that it was best for her to return home. Mrs. Dietrichs, nee Miss Winnie Hejtnenek, was born in Austria, April 16, 1867, and when at the age of eighteen she accompanied her parents to America, coming direct to Columbus, where February 23, 1889, she was united in marriage to August Dietrichs. To this union ten children were born, namely, Winnie, Clarence, Ruth, Rachael, Esther, George, Harvey, Phillip, Howard and Evelyn, all of whom are living except Clarence who died in infancy, and who with their father mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother. With the exception of six years, three of which were spent in New York and three in Denver, Mr. and Mrs. Dietrichs have resided in this city during their married life. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, Rev. Dibble, pastor of the Congregational church officiating and burial was made in the Columbus cemetery. Relatives who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dudek, jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Dudek and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dudek, sr., all of Schuyler.
OLSON--We have a grape-vine report of a sad death which occurred 10 miles north of town. On Monday evening last the family of a Mr. Olson were making taffy and the gasoline stove exploded. No one was directly injured or burned, but the little girl, 11 years old became so badly frightened that she died Tuesday. [Lindsay.]
STICKA--Ed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sticka, died Wednesday afternoon from lockjaw resulting from a bullet wound received accidently a few days before. This is indeed a sad case. The wound did not appear to be at all serious and no special concern was felt until lockjaw set in the first of the week. The funeral was held Friday from St. Michael's church and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. [Albion.]
SMYER--After a short illness with diphtheria and scarlet fever, Effie May, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smyer died Tuesday afternoon. This is their second child to die of the dread disease and makes it all the more sad. The funeral was private and held that evening, burial being in the Friends cemetery, west of Monroe. The two remaining children of the family, two little sons, are down with diphtheria, but the disease is in a mild form, and there is every hope for their recovery. [Monroe.]
The Columbus Tribune, February 10, 1909
WESTCOTT--Little Miss Ida Westcott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Del. Westcott, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Arline Anson, early Tuesday morning, aged 7 years, 5 months and 11 days. She had been suffering with a slight cold for several days, but her condition was not considered serious until Monday night, when she was seized with convulsions, and in spite of all medical aid, death claimed her. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church, and interment in Creston cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all. [Creston.]
????--C. Meister received a telegram Sunday morning from Illiois stating his sister's husband was dead. Mr. and _______ [Bellwood.]
SPEICE--Charles B. Speice, better known to his many friends in Columbus and this part of Nebraska, as "Bont," died at St. Mary's hospital in this city last evening from the effects of appendicitis. He was stricken with the dread disease last Thursday afternoon, and his condition was considered so serious as to demand immediate operation, and he was taken to the hospital Friday evening where the operation was performed. His condition remained about the same for several days, but last evening his condition became so serious that his immediate relatives were summoned to his bedside, and the end came at about 8:45. C.B. Speice was born in Columbus, January 8, 1869, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Speice. He has made his home in this city during the greater portion of his life. He was married on October 19, 1898, to Miss Alice Elias, and was the father of three children, two boys and one girl, Letitia, aged 8 years, Bont, aged 5 years and Gus B., aged 23 months. For many years Mr. Speice was in the employ of the Union Pacific railroad as a conductor, has bore the reputation of being one of the best on this division. About a year ago he resigned his position with the railroad company to take up the coal business which the failing health of his father demanded that he discontinue, and since which time he has been so engaged, and has been exceedingly successful. He was a member of the Masonic and Herman Sans fraternities, and carried some insurance in the Order of Railway Conductors. He leaves besides his wife and children, his aged father, four brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be held from the home Friday morning at 10 o'clock, and will be under the auspices of the Herman Sans. The bereaved relatives have the entire sympathy of all in this their hour of sorrow.
Columbus Journal, February 10, 1909
TWOREK-TERASINSKI--Thursday morning Miss Barbara Terasinski of this city and Frank Tworek of near Duncan, will be united in marriage, the ceremony having been postponed until that time.
MURRY-PODRAZA--Tuesday morning Peter Murry and Miss Antonia Podraza were married at St. Bonaventura's church, and a reception was given in their honor at the home of the brides parents west of the city.
DRVOUL-KUTA--Henry Drvoul and Miss Tillie Kuta, both of this city were married at St. Bonaventura's church Wednesday morning. AFter the ceremony a reception was given the young couple at the home of the groom's father, John Drvoul, east of the city.
OSBORN-OSTBERG--Mr. Myron Osborn of Benedict, and Miss Ellen L. Ostberg of Genoa, were married in the city last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Harkness, pastor of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony that made this estimable couple man and wife. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Hoover of Genoa, Mrs. Hoover being a sister of the bride. The groom is a progressive young business man of Benedict, and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ostberg of Genoa, but for the past two years has been employed in one of the dry goods stores at Stromsburg. After a short sojourn in this city Mr. and Mrs. Osborn left for Benedict, where they will be at home to their friends after February fifteenth.
SPEICE--After a week's illness with appendicitis, which an operation failed to relieve, Charles B. Speice died at St. Mary's hospital Tuesday evening. Bont Speice, as he was familiary known, was born in this city January 8, 1869, at the home on Sixth and Grover streets. Here he attended the public schools and grew to manhood. About twenty years ago he was employed in the train service of the Union Pacific for a short time, but later went to Oklahoma. Returning to this city he again entered the employ of the Union Pacific and remained there for almost twelve years, and when he resigned to engage in business he was conductor on the Spalding freight, a position he had held for a number of years. Last fall he decided to quit railroading and took up the coal business which his father, C.A. Speice, had established years ago. On October 19, 1898, he was married to Alice Ellias, who, with three children, Letitia, aged 8, Bont, aged 5, and Gus B., aged twenty months, survive him. The funeral will be held from the home Friday morning at 10 a.m., and will be conducted by the Sons of Herman. Besides this order Mr. Speice also held a membership in the Order of Railway Conductors and the new Fraternal Order of Eagles, recently organized in this city.
The Columbus Tribune, February 17, 1909
FOLTYN--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Foltyn died on Tuesday and was buried in the Creston cemetery on Wednesday. [Creston.]
BROBERG--The death of Mr. J.P. Broberg occurred Monday at his home, eight and one-half miles southwest of town. He had lived in this community for about twenty-two years. He leaves a wife, five sons, Peter, Nels, Fred, Christ and Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Obrist who lives in Washington, and Jennie, who makes her home in Omaha. At this writing funeral arrangements have not been made. They are awaiting a reply from relatives. Later: The funeral will be held Friday from the residence, at 12 noon. Interment will be in Bethany cemetery. [Lindsay.]
CASEY--Mr. Patrick Casey, father of Mrs. Dan Maher, of Carrol, Neb., died last Friday at the home of his daughter in Carrol, where he has made his home for the past four years. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. His age was about 60 years. Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Maher, John M. Maher and Robert Wilson went to Carrol on Saturday evening's train to attend the funeral, returning Monday.
SCOFIELD--Word was received by the relatives in this city last evening of the death at Atkinson, Nebraska, of Mr. R.P. Scofield. Mr. Scofield had lived to the advanced age of 74 years, and death resulted from the ills incident to old age. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Winslow, Fred Scofield, Earl Scofield and Carl Scofield all left for Atkinson this afternoon to be present at the last sad rites.
SMITH--Adiniram Judson Smith was born on the 22d day of June, 1853, in New ork state, and lived there with his parents until he had attained man's estate. He then came west, following the avoation of a railroad man, settling in Creston, Iowa, where he was married to Miss Mary J. Madden, in 1882. Leaving Creston a little later, Mr. and mrs. Smith moved to Topeka, Kansas, and from there to Los Vegas, New Mexico, but later moved back to Omaha, and from there to Columbus, after having lived in the city for seven years. On April 6th last, Mr. Smith ruptured a blood vessel, and since that date had been gradually declaining in health. Death resulted last Sunday, February 14th, at 8:15 a.m. Mr. Smith was a member of the Royal Highlanders, the Ben Hur, and the O.R.T. He leaves besides his wife, three sons, Frank E., of Rawlins, Wyoming; Eber H., of Kansas City, and Judson J. of this city. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church, and interment followed in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were Mark Burke, Martin Costello, Wm. O'Brien, Jacob Greisen, J.C. Byrnes and Wm. Dolan. Mr. Smith had been in the employ of the Union Pacific railroad for many years, as a freight conductor.
Columbus Journal, February 17, 1909
SMITH--Born, on Friday, February 5, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Smith. [Monroe.]
DeLAND-LEUSCHEN--Tuesday morning at the German Reform church the wedding of Chas. DeLand, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. DeLand and Miss Alvina Leuschen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leuschen, of northeast of Columbus, was solemnized, Rev. R. Neumarker officiating. Only members of the immediate families were present at the ceremony, the wedding being a quiet one. Mr. and Mrs. DeLand left on the noon train for Denver and other points in the west, where they will spend their honeymoon, after which they will go to housekeeping on a farm ten miles west of this city on the south side of the Loup.
DOLF-PAYZANT--A very pleasant wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Payzant, southwest of town, Wednesday of this week at high noon, the contracting parties being their daughter, Miss Ethel and Hassen Dolf. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Sweeney, pastor of the Presbyterian church, in the presence of a select company of immediate relatives and intimate friends. After congratulations the entire company partook of a sumptuous dinner prepared by the bride's mother. [Schuyler.]
ROSENBERRY-BLEVINS--A very pretty wedding occurred Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the M.E. parsonage in Osceola, when Rev. Brooks performed the ceremony which joined Edward Roseberry and Miss Eva Blevins in the bonds of wedlock. [Shelby.]
BERNT-GLATTER--The marriage of Mr. Hubert Bernt and Miss Cecilia Glatter occurred here Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church Father Lutz performing the ceremony which joined these young people in the bonds of holy wedlock. The young couple are well and favorably known in the community in which they reside, having been residents in the north part of the county for a number of years, and have many warm friends who wish them an abundance of happiness and prosperity. [Shelby.]
DEEGAN--John Deegan, a former Columbus resident, passed away at his home in Red Lodge, Montana, Saturday, February 6, after an illness of two days, death resulting from heart trouble. The deceased had up to the time mentioned enjoyed good health, considering his advanced age. The remains were brought to this city Thursday for burial, and the same afternoon funeral services were held in the Catholic church, Father Marcellinius officiating, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The deceased was born in Roscrea, county Tipperary, Ireland, May 1836, and at the time of his death was almost seventy-seven years of age. In 1855 he left Ireland and came to America, stopping for a short time in New York, but later moving to Wisconsin, where in 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Rose Duffy, who died in Feburary, 1902. In 1875 accompanied by his wife he came to Platte county, settling on a farm a few miles from Lindsay, where he resided until several years ago when he came to Columbus, purchased a residence in southeast Columbus, where he lived until two years ago, going to Montana, Oregon and other places in the west to visit his children. The children who survive their aged parents are Miss Margaret and Messrs. George and Edward Deegan of Red Lodge, Montana, Miss Ida Deegan of Portland, Oregon, W.J. Deegan of Kirwin, Wyoming, Mrs. M.H. Maher of Hood River, Oregon. Pallbearers who bore the remains to their final resting place were Wm. O'Brien, J.S. Haney, John Curry, Thos. McTaggart, John C. Byrnes and Adam Smith. Relatives and friends who attended th funeral from out of town were, Jenny Deegan of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Duffy of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mr. and Mrs. Deegan, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewijohann of Lindsay, Miss Margaret Deegan and W.J. and George Deegan of Red Lodge, Montana, Mrs. Emma Riede, John and James McPhillips, D.S. Hayes, Fred Ball, David Lloyd, John James, and C. Gudemeyer all of Lindsay, Matt Farrell and J. Gilsdorf of Humphrey.
SMITH--After suffering for almost a year as a result of ruptured blood vessel, which occurred while he was assisting in the unloading of a heavy box of freight, Adaniram J. Smith, for many years a Union Pacific conductor, died at his home in southeast Columbus Sunday morning. "Doc" Smith, as he was universally known to his friends, was born at Elmira, New York, June 1854, his father being a Baptist minister. In 1860 he removed with the family to Ottawa, Ill., and in 1867 to Afton, Ia. Here he resided until nineteen years of age when he began his railroad career with the Burlington at Creston, Ia., in 1871. In 1876 he quit the service of the Burlington and went to the Santa Fe with which company he held the position of yard master at two of the principal yards on the system for eleven years. In 1883 he resigned his position with the Santa Fe and came to the Union Pacific, locating at Council Bluffs, since which time he has been constantly in the employ of the company as either conductor or yard master. He was transferred to Columbus in 1896 and has since made this his home. In 1881 he was married to Mary J. Madden at Creston, Ia., who with three sons, Frank F. of Rawlins, Wyo., Eber H. and John J., of this city, survive him. Besides the immediate family he leaves an aged mother and two sisters, Mrs. T.H. Sess and Mrs. Florence Lumbeck of Denver, and two brothers, Frank Smith of Stillwater, Minn., and Eber H. Smith of this city. Mr. Smith was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors, Royal Highlander and Tribe of Ben-Hur. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Bonaventura's church, Father Marcellinus officiating and burial was in the Catholic cemetery.
CASEY--Mr. Patrick Casey, father of Mrs. Dan Maher, of Carrol, Neb., died last Friday at the home of his daughter in Carrol, where he has made his home for the past four years. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. His age was about 60 years. Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Maher, John M. Maher and Robert Wilson went to Carrol on Saturday's train to attend the funeral. [Platte Center.]
LIEBIG--After a short illness Mrs. Joseph Liebig died from the effects of pneumonia at her home in Platte Center last Monday afternoon, February 8th, 1909 at 4:30 o'clock. The deceased was born in Memmelshoffer, Alsace Lorraine, Germany, on November 11th, 1849, her maiden name being Mary Wagner. Together with her two sisters, now Mrs. George Hengler and Mrs. Nick Adamy, she came to the United States in April, 1867, settling near Springfield, Wisconsin, where she lived until 1872, when on January 23d of that year she was joined in wedlock to Joseph Liebig, her surviving husband. Two weeks after their marriage the couple moved to Platte county, Nebraska, where they settled on their farm south of Platte Center. Besides the husband and two sisters, three sons and five daughters survive to mourn her loss. The daughters are all married. Mrs. Henry Ripp and Mrs. H.M. Ripp living in Buffalo county, Neb., and Mrs. Joseph Dishner, Mrs. J.J. Schumacher and Mrs. Joseph Rupprecht living in Platte county. The sons, Adolph, John and Joseph, also living in Platte county. [Platte Center.]
VOORHEES--Ralph Voorhees was born in New York State, April 26, 1825, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Clark, Feb. 5, 1909. He moved to Wisconsin with his parents at the age of twenty. From there he went to Montecello, Minn., where he was married to Miss Frances L. Russell, Oct. 5, 1857. He moved his family to Madison, Nebr., in July, 1870 and the next spring he homesteaded in Boone county in what is now known as the Voorhees Valley, thus being one of the first settlers in the county. His wife died March 23, 1884. He leaves four children, Mrs. W.C. McFayden and Mrs. Roy Clark of this place, Miss Carrie Voorhees and Ralph Russel Voorhees of Sweetwater, Neb., four grandsons, three granddaughters and one great-grand daughter to mourn his loss. Two sisters and two brothers still survive him. [St. Edward.]
The Columbus Tribune, February 24, 1909
PEIPER/PIEPER--Died: Mrs. Herman Peiper at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Tabke, in Leigh, Nebraska, after a short illness. She had reached the age of 76 years, one month and twenty days. Mrs. Pieper was born in 1833 at Oldenburg, Germany, and came to this country with her husband in 1873. Her husband died in 1894 and since then she has made her home with her only child, Mrs. Tabke. The remains were laid to rest at St. Paulius church in Sherman townsihp, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Gensechen. [Sherman Township.]
HAIGHT--Mrs. R.S. Haight, for many years a resident of Denver, Colorado, died February 18, at the home of her brother, C.E. Chapin, of Oconee. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church at Oconee, Saturday, February 20th, at 10 a.m., Rev. Samuel Harkness officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery. Mrs. Haight had made her home with her brother for the past six years. She crossed the plains more than half a century ago, going by means of the old overland coach. [Route No. 4.]
MAHER--Mrs. Michael Maher died at her home near Platte Center last Saturday evening. The funeral was held from the home Monday, and interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery. [Route No. 4.]
SAMUELSON--Another of Polk county's earliest citizens, Mr. Peter Samuelson was laid to rest in the Swedehome cemetery last Wednesday, Rev. O. A. Johnson and Rev. Swanboom officiating. Mr. Samuelson had arrived at the ripe old age of 8_ [9?]. [Polk county.]
HERBES--Mrs. H. J. Herbes died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Billerbeck, at Osmond, Wednesday at midnight of consumption. Mrs. Herbes has been in poor health for several years and since the death of her husband last fall she has made her home with her parents. Gertrude Billerbeck was born in Freeport, Illinois, on December 28, 1865. In 1890 she was married in this city to Henry Herbes and to them were born six children, three of whom are left to mourn the loss of a good and devoted mother, Walter, Angela and Clara, who were present at their mother's bedside when her spirit took its flight. The remains of Mrs. Herbes will be brought to Humphrey this afternoon and the funeral is expected to take place to morrow morning, and her remains will be laid beside those of her husband, who passed away last September. Mrs. Herbes held the respect and admiration of all her aquaintance for her womanly virtues and those she leaves to mourn her have the sympathy of all in their great loss. [Humphrey.]
DELANCY--Mike Delancy, one of the oldest settlers of Butler county, died at his home at David City, on Friday of last week. Deceased held the office of county superintendent for several years when Butler county was in swaddling clothes. He had many warm friends throughout the county. Funeral was held Monday and was very largely attended. [Bellwood.]
WALKER--News was received here the last of the week to the effect that John Walker, of Presho, South Dakota, formerly a resident on the Skeedee, had been burned to death with Mrs. Walker, in their home at the former place. Later news confirmed the report as far as Mr. Walker is concerned, Mrs. Walker escaping with slight burns, but a little girl about three years old perished with her father and a baby was burned so badly that it is not expected to recover. No further particulars have been received at this writing. Mr. Walker lived for several years in this vicinity and was well known to our readers. He was a member of Myrtle Camp, M.W.A., and carried $1,000 insurance. [Genoa.]
BUSS--Engelke Buss, of Bismark county, died Monday, February 22, at 9 o'clock p.m., at the home of his son, Henry Buss. He was born in Hanover, Germany, February 4, 1840, and was married in 1869, coming to America, and Platte county, Nebraska, soon thereafter. He had gained considerable property during his residence in this county, and was considered one of the prominent German farmers. His wife preceded him to the great beyond, having departed this life in 1894. The surviving children are Henry Buss, Kate Buss, Mrs. Lena Bachenhus, Fred Buss and Mrs. Maggie Bachenhus. Mr. Buss had been ailing about two years with Bright's disease. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the home, after which a short service will be held, at the Loseke Creek church, Rev. Denninger officiating, and interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining.
Columbus Journal, February 24, 1909
COCKSON--We have always heard that it's an ill wind that blows no one good. The high wind of a couple of weeks ago brought to Charles Cockson's home a twelve pound daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Cockson have the congratulations of their many friends. [Osceola.]
GALLEY-WOODS--Tuesday evening Albert J. Galley and Miss Grace Woods of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Susan Woods, at 1514 Rickley street. Only relatives wree present at the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Dibble of the Congregational church, after which a reception was given to the relatives at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Galley. Mr. Galley is one of the prominent young men of this city, which has always been his home, and besides being engaged in the mercantile business has been chief of the city fire department for a number of years. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Susan Woods and is a Columbus girl. For the last six years she has been employed as saleslady in the Galley dry goods store. Mr. and Mrs. Galley have a host of friends in this city who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness.
JESSUP-BOROWIAK--Last Wednesday forenoon the wedding of Miss Mary Frances Borowiak of this city and Wilbur F.R. Jessup of Cincinnati, O., took place at St. Bonaventura church, Father Marcellinus officiating. Miss Borowiak was for a number of years employed in a Columbus millinery store, and the groom was a former resident of this city, but the last few years has been traveling, with Cincinnati as his headquarters. Mr. and Mrs. Jessup will make the Ohio city their future home. The couple have many friends in this city who extend congratulations and well wishes for the future.
SOCKEL-KODIEZ--At the Cracow church northwest of town, Tony Sockel and Katie Kodiez both residents of the neighborhood, were united for better or rose. [Silver Creek.]
DUSH-STAROSTKA--At noon, Feb. 17, John Dush of Duncan and Victoria Starostka of the Island were married at the Silver Creek Catholic church. A half dozen of the young man's relatives and an equal number of ladies all gaily decorated for the occasion were attendants. [Silver Creek.]
EBY-BOWERS--On Thursday forenoon of last week at Wahoo occurred the marriage of Dr. Chas. D. Eby of this place to Miss Mamie Bowers of Schuyler, Rev. Austin performing the ceremony. The young couple returned to Leigh on Friday evening and went to housekeeping at once in the Matzen cottage, south of the J.W. Philson home. [Leigh.]
CORRIGAN-ROBERTS--Married, at the Sacred Heart church in Omaha, on Tuesday, February 16th Miss Sadie Catherine Roberts and Mr. Thomas M. Corrigan. The bride will be recognized as the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Roberts, of Platte Center. She was born and reared in our midst and is a very estimable young lady. Mr. Corrigan is a stranger here. We learn that he lives in South Omaha, where he is in the employ of one of the packing firms. [Platte Center.]
TAYLOR-WATERMAN--Mr. Verne Taylor and Miss Mable Waterman were married yesterday at Albion. They are at home to their many friends at Lindsay where the groom is in the jewelry business. Both these young people are well known in St. Edward where they are held in high esteem. [St. Edward.]
DOLAN-LARSON--Word comes to Central City that Miss Ellen Larson, of Hordville, and George Dolan were united in marriage in Council Bluffs last Friday. The marriage comes as a surprise to the friends here and but few of the details have been secured. The bride was employed at the Nordstrom store here for several months a year or so ago and has spent much of her time in Central City. She is popular with a regiment of friends. Mr. Dolan is a brakeman on the Union Pacific and makes headquarters in Omaha, where they will reside. [Central City.]
MAHER--Mrs. M. Maher, of south of Platte Center, died last Saturday after an illness of several months. Mrs. Maher was the widow of Michael Maher, who at one time represented this district in the state senate. She leaves four children: John G. Maher of Lincoln, and Edward, Blake and Nellie Maher of Platte Center. Funeral services were __nday at the Catholic church in Platte Center and burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery.
HAIGHT--Mrs. Lucy Haight, sister of Chas. E. Chapin of Oconee, died at the home of her brother last Thursday morning, from rheumatism and dropsy, from which she suffered for a number of years. Mrs. Haight was formerly of Denver, but of late years has made her home with her brother at Oconee. Funeral services were held in the Oconee Presbyterian church last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Harkness officiating, and the remains were brought to this city and interred in the Columbus cemetery.
BUSS--Engelke Buss, one of the well-to-do and prominent farmers on this route in Bismark township, passed away at his home on February 22, aged 69 years and 18 days. Mr. Buss was born in Hanover, Germany, February 4, 1840. In 1869, shortly after his marriage, he moved to Platte county on Schaad creek, and took up a homestead. Here he prospered and was considered one of the well fixed farmers of the county. His wife died in 1894, but he leaves five children to mourn his loss, Henry Buss, Mrs. John Bachenhus, Fred Buss, Mrs. Ed. Backenhus and Katie Buss, all of whom reside in Bismark township. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the home, and the Loseke church, Rev. Denniger officiating, and the burial will be in the Loseke creek cemetery.
BROOKS--Mrs. Roda Brooks passed away from __h after an illness of several weeks at __ o'clock a.m. Wednesday, Feb., 10th, 1909, aged 50 years, 19 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. __derson of Palmer. The body is interred in the Glenwood cemetery. Roda Bratton was born at Ashtabula, __o. Jan., 22nd, 1859. She was united in marriage to Isaac Brooks Oct. 11th, 1882. They moved near Columbus, Neb., in 1885, and from there to Cottonwood township. [Fullerton.]
HERBES--Mrs. H.J. Herbes died at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Billerbeck at __mond Wednesday at midnight of consumption. Mrs. Herbes has been in poor health for several years and since the death of her husband last fall she has made her home with her parents. Gertrude Billerbeck was born in Freeport, Ill., on Dec. 28, 1865. In 1890 she was married in this city to Henry Herbes and to them were born six children, three of whom are left to mourn the loss of a good and devoted mother. [Humphrey.]
RUFF--Matthias Ruff, father of John Ruff, who lives 4 miles west of town, died February 17. He was past 83 years of age and had lived a long and useful life. [Silver Creek.]
DELANEY--Mike Delaney, one of the oldest settlers of Butler county, died at his home at David City on Friday of last week. Deceased held the office of county superintendent for several years when Butler county was in swaddling clothes. He had many warm friends throughout the county. Funeral was held Monday and was very largely attended. [Bellwood.]
BOTT--Four children in the family of John Bott, of Norfolk, died within the past ten days. Three succumbed to scarlet fever, the last bleeding to death as a result of his condition following the fever. [Leigh.]
BALLOWEG--Ferdinand Balloweg, aged 55, dropped dead on a passenger train between Creighton and Winneton, Neb., Tuesday. His daughter at the depot to meet him, anticipating a visit, was greeted by the dead body. [Leigh.]
PIEPER--Death claimed the spirit of Mrs. Maria Katherine Pieper at 5:10 a.m. Thursday morning, death being due to old age. The funeral was held Sunday morning from the residence of Mrs. A.M. Tabke and the remains laid to rest in the Ev. Luth. cemetery south of Leigh. Mrs. Maria Katherina Pieper was born December 28, 1832, in Hagel, Oldenburg, Germany. In 1867 she came with her family to America locating right here in Colfax county. On December 2, 1895 her husband, Julius Pieper, passed on before and since then Mrs. Pieper has made her home with her only daughter Mrs. A.M. Tabke. She reached the ripe old age of 76 years, 1 month and 21 days. [Leigh.]
The Columbus Tribune, March 3, 1909
NANCE--The friends of Albert Nance were greatly shocked to learn of his death at his home in Denver. Mr. Nance formerly lived here and used to make an annual visit to his friends here. [Polk County.]
CARMEN--Margaret Carmen died at her home in Polk county, Nebraska, February 25, 1909. Mrs. Carmen was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her as follows: John and Herman, who live in Buffalo county, Nebraska; William, of Polk; Fred, of Shelby; August, of Silver Creek, and Mrs. Maggie Schuster, who lives in Columbus. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the German church in the Valley Saturday of this week. Mrs. Carmen was the widow of the late Edward Carmen, who died in September, 1907. They have been long and respected residents of this community. [Silver Creek.]
McDONALD--Joe McDonald, who has been quite ill for several days, but was thought to be getting better, died very suddenly Thursday morning at about 8 a.m. When death laid its claim on him he was sitting in a chair and a few minutes before had been talking with some of his relatives. He was 72 years of age. Funeral will be held Sunday at the Baptist church. Joe leaves behind him a large number of sorrowing friends. [Bellwood.]
RIPP--A telephone message from Cornlea Wednesday afternoon told the sad news of the death of the fourteen months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ripp. Pneumonia was the disease, and the child had been sick but a few days. The remains were brought here on Thursday noon's train and the funeral was held this, Friday, morning from St. Joseph's church. [Platte Center.]
LOSEKE--Mrs. Lillie Rosavena Loseke, wife of George Loseke, died at the farm home just north of the poor farm, last Thursday, after an illness of only forty-eight hours' duration. She was taken with acute apendicitis [sic], and an operation was performed, but with the chances against her recovery. She was born in Colfax county, Nebraska, March 11, 1885, and has lived in this vicinity during her life. She leaves besides her husband, one child, about four months old, and her mother, Mrs. Korte, of Colfax county. The funeral services were held at the home Sunday last, and at the Shell Creek Lutheran church, Rev. Grauenhorst officiating. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all. The funeral was the largest ever seen in that locality.
Columbus Journal, March 3, 1909
LOSEKE--The sudden death of Mrs. George Loseke, Thursday evening, at the family home, five miles north of this city, was a great shock to all who know her. While her ailment, appendicitis, was known to be quite serious, still there was a hope for her recovery. Lillie Korte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Korte, was born on the home place, in Shell Creek precinct, in Colfax county, March 11, 1885, and would have been twenty-four years of age the coming March. On December 26, 1907, she was married to George Loseke, and since then has lived on their home farm north of the city. Besides her husband, she leaves an infant daughter, aged four months. Mrs. Loseke was a member of the Shell Creek German Lutheran church, where the funeral was held Sunday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Grauenhorst conducting the services, and she was laid to rest in the cemetery at the church.
ROUTSON--Mrs. Mary A. Early has been advised of the death of her brother, John G. Routson of National City, California, but as yet no particulars concerning the death and burial have been learned. Mr. Routson was formerly a resident of Columbus, having lived here in the early days, and at one time held the position of county surveyor. Mr. Routson left this city for the west about twenty-two years ago.
???--Last Thursday an unknown man, who had been struck by a passing train, was found east of Schuyler, and as the authorities of that city had no place to take care of him, he was sent to the hospital in this city, and Friday night he died of his injuries. Efforts to locate relatives were in vain, all the information obtained ...
YENNEY--Word has been received from Hooper that Mat Yenney, formerly of this city was found dead in his room in the hotel at that place. No details are furnished. [Central City.]
HORAK--Charles Horak of Maple Creek precinct was killed by the fast mail train on the Union Pacific at Schuyler on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Horak, in company with a number of his neighbors, had been hauling corn to Schuyler and had just finished unloading at one of the elevators and started to drive across the track when the fast mail, going at a speed of forty miles an hour, struck the wagon and team. Charles was instantly killed as also was one of the horses, while the wagon was wrecked. The deceased was about thirty years of age and practically all of his life was spent in this county. He is spoken of by all who knew him as a hard working, honest man, popular in the neighborhood where he lived. He was unmarried and made his home with his aged mother on the old family homestead in Maple Creek precinct. His sudden death comes as a shock to the community and the mother, brother and sister have the sympathy of all. [Howells.]
RANDALL--Died on Tuesday afternoon about 2 p.m., F.F. Randall. Deceased was able to be on our streets a few days previous to his death and on Monday ate a hearty supper. About midnight of same day he awoke Mrs. Randall and complained of having a severe pain in his back. Mrs. Randall did what she could to relieve the pain; but soon thereafter he became unconscious and remained in this condition until death carried his soul to the beyond. Mr. Randall was born May 4, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, from which place he moved to Michigan. And from Michigan to Butler county about 45 years ago. [Bellwood.]
MAHER--After a short and painless illness Mrs. Michael Maher died at her home Saturday, February 20, 1909, at 7:10 o'clock a.m. During her last illness and at the hour of her demise she was constantly surrounded and attended by her surviving children, Miss Nellie, Edward, John and Blake. The best of medical skill and scientific nursing was employed to prolong her life, but the infirmities of old age rendered a recovery out of the question. She was fully conscious almost to the last moment and passed away as she had lived, gently, submissively and thoroughly satisfied to meet the inevitable. Mrs. Michael Maher, nee Catherine Guilfoyle, was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1835. At an early age she moved to Chicago with her parents, later locating in Janesville, Wis., where she was married to Michael Maher in 1863. Shortly afterwards the couple settled on the present home place near Platte Center, where, together with her husband and children, she braved all the hardships and tribulations of early pioneer life. [Platte Center.]
The Columbus Telegram, March 5, 1909
SHEPHERD--Solomen Shepherd, an old soldier and respected citizen of Silver Creek, died at 6 o'clock this morning. He had been ailing for years.
The Columbus Tribune, March 10, 1909
STERNER--Mrs. Johanna Maria Sterner.
Died in Richland precinct March 3, 1909, Mrs. Johanna Maria Sterner, age 79 years, 10 months, and 18 days. She was born in Quillings Parish Ostergotland, Sweden, April 13, 1829. She was married in 1850 to John Anderson Sterner, to which union eight children were born, two of whom are now living: Charles Sterner, of Bradshaw, Nebraska, and Mrs. Anna Carlson Swanson, wife of Peter Swanson, of this place. After the death of her husband in 1899, Mrs. Sterner came to America and has since made her home with her two children. The past nine years she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Swanson, where she has had the most loving and tender care. For a long time Grandma Sterner has been a sufferer from ailments incidents to old age and in spite of her failing health and growing weakness she was uncomplaining and cheerful to the last and died with a blessed hope of a glorious resurrection. On Saturday, Rev. D.I. Roush, of Columbus, conducted the final services from the home at one o'clock in the afternoon and all that was mortal was laid to rest beside loved ones in the Columbus cemetery while her spirit mingles with theirs in the unseen city above. We bid farewell to one whose memory we revere, friend and neighbor, until the day break and shadows flee away. The hand of sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.
In the hours of sad bereavement
While your hearts are crushed with pain
Let me offer my words of consolation
For my heart has shared the same.
Ah, the years will quickly vanish
One by one we homeward go,
With a blessed consolation
No more parting there we'll know. [Richland.]
CORSON--Mrs. Rachel W. Corson, mother of Eugene H. Corson, died Thursday morning. This estimable lady was nearly 82 years of age and had been a great sufferer. Owing to the urgency of attending to the funeral arrangements Sand cannot pay the proper tribute of respect this week, but will have something to say in its next issue. The remains will be taken to Schuyler, Nebraska, today for burial. Mrs. Corson was a pioneer of the state, having come to Nebraska in 1857. She will be buried by the side of her husband, who died nearly thirty years ago. [Silver Creek.]
SHEPHERD--Solomen Shepherd, an old soldier and respected citizen of Silver Creek died at 6 o'clock this morning. He has been ailing for years. Sand is unable to publish his obituary this week, but will do so in its next issue. The funeral will be held at the Congregational church Sunday. [Silver Creek.]
McDONALD--The funeral of Joseph McDonald was held at the Baptist church last Sunday morning. Deceased was 67 years and eight days old. Rev. Walden, Baptist preacher at David City, officiated. The attendance at the funeral was very large. From the church deceased's remains were taken to Pleasant View cemetery for burial. [Bellwood.]
Miss Oma Cady returned home from Carlton, where she is teaching, to attend the funeral of her uncle, Joe McDonald. Fred Cady, who is attending school at Columbus, also came home to be present at the funeral. [Bellwood.]
Columbus Journal, March 10, 1909
RODEHORST-SCHMIDT--George H. Rodehorst and Miss Lena Schmidt were united in marriage last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Miessler, pastor of the German Lutheran church, officiating. Only relatives of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony. Miss Katie Hecker, a relative of the bride, was bridesmaid and Louis Rodehorst, brother of the groom, was groomsman. The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. John Bradehofft, who resides on a farm eight miles west of Columbus. The groom is the eldest son of Mrs. H.O. Rodehorst, who lives on a farm northwest of the city. Both the bride and groom are well known in this city, having many friends who will wish them an abundance of success and happiness as they trod along life's pathway. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fluckiger where a bountiful wedding dinner was served by the hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Rodehorst are now at home to their many friends on a farm three and one-half miles northwest of this city, Mr. Rodehorst having rented the home place from his mother, who in the near future will move to Columbus.
GIGER-FLEMING--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Giger have been informed of the marriage of their oldest son Albert to Miss Nona Fleming, a popular young lady of Van Cover, British Columbia. The wedding took place December 1, '08. It has been seven years since Mr. Giger left this city, and during much of this time has been employed on different railroads, being at the present time a brakeman on a passenger train, with headquarters near the Canadian line.
NUNNALLY-JOHNSON--The following from the Walla Walla, Wash., Evening Bulletin tells of the marriage of a former Monroe boy: A very pretty wedding occurred Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of Rev. J.H. Beaven, when Lee Nunnally and Miss Dana Johnson, both of Walla Walla, were united in marriage, Rev. Beaven officiating. Miss Lizzie Reid acted as bridesmaid and J.J. Bennett as best man. The bride wore a beautiful princess gown of pale blue silk and the groom was attired in the conventional black. After congratulations, dainty refreshments were served. Many beautiful presents were received. Mr. and Mrs. Nunnally left on the morning train for Portland and the Sound cities on a wedding trip. [Monroe.]
KREIZENGER--Mrs. Catherine Kreizenger, wife of John Kreizenger, who reside in South Columbus died at the family residence Thursday morning at five o'clock, death resulting from heart failure. The deceased had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Kreizenger lived alone with her aged husband and in spite of her advanced age she did her household duties with the assistance of her husband. Mrs. Kreizenger, nee Miss Catherine Kittel, was born in 1835 and in the winter of 1861 was united in marriage to John Kreizenger, who survives her. To this union six children were born--Franz, who lives in Vienna, Austria, Joseph who died in 1883, Gustav, who resides in Spalding, Neb., Marie, who passed away in 1891, Louis, whose home is in Kimbal, Neb., and Karl, who lives in Fremont. Mr. and Mrs. Kreizenger have been residents of Columbus for the past ten years, coming to this city March 1, 1899. The deceased was a kind and loving wife and mother and a devout Catholic. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Catholic church, Father Marcellinus officiating, and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery. Relatives who attended the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Kreizenger and children of Spalding.
ANDERSON--Mrs. Anna Anderson, who for the past few years has been making her home with Peter Swanson and family, residing on a farm seven miles northeast of Columbus, passed away Wednesday afternoon, death resulting from old age. Mrs. Anderson was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, having come here in the early days. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Swanson home, Rev. Roush, pastor of the M.E. church officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.
TAYLOR--Last Saturday at Bellwood Harry Taylor, about 15 years of age, son of the local jeweler, and Warren Bouton, went duck hunting and when about two miles from town the gun carried by the Bouton boy in some manner was accidentally discharged and the entire load of shot entered Taylor's left side near the lung, cutting a large hole. The boy was conveyed to Bellwood by a farmer and died a few minutes after the doctor arrived.
VOORHEES--Monroe friends received copies of a paper telling of the death of Mrs. Martin Voorhees, at the Illinois home on February 20. For twelve years Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees owned and resided on the farm, one mile north of Monroe now occuped by Dan Thayer, but a few years ago returned to their former home, near Peoria, Ill. Besides her husband, Mrs. Voorhees leaves a son and a daughter. [Monroe.]
NEBOLA--A sad and distressing accident occurred at the Joe Nebola farm south of Leigh last Sunday afternoon when their seven year old son Louis lost his life by the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of his seventeen year old brother, Frank. Frank Nebola had been hunting that day and on his return went to put away the gun; with the weapon resting on his left arm he proceeded to let the hammer down when the fatal discharge took place. His brother and a little sister were standing about 40 feet away on a hay stack when the boy received the entire load of No. 2 shot. We were told that the girl was standing almost in front of the lad when the accident took place and it seems almost a miracle that she was not killed. [Leigh.]
The Columbus Telegram, March 12, 1909
SHEPPARD--Albert Born and family went to Silver Creek Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Born's grandfather, Solomon Sheppard, who died suddenly Friday evening. Mr. Sheppard had lived here for about thirty years and was seventy-nine years old at the time of his death. His first wife died about twenty-five years ago, but he married again about four years later. He leaves, besides his wife, three sons, Samuel, at San Francisco; John, at Cumberland, Iowa, and Clay, of Broken Bow. His grandson, Charles Sheppard, of Cumberland, Iowa, who had been here with him during the winter and had returned home a few days before his death, came out to attend the funeral.
The Columbus Tribune, March 17, 1909 DIED
HAGERMAN--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Hagerman died of pneumona Friday. [Monroe.]
ERNST--The home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ernst was inexpressibly saddened last week by the death of their twin boys. The children were born on January 10th, this year. They were stricken with pneumonia about a week previous to their death. Vincent Milo was the first to answer the summons, passing away Friday morning, and Harold Arthur followed the next morning. The funeral was held from the home Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Roush, of the M.E. church, officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.
PAISLEY--Another of our old friends and comrades has answered to the last roll call the past week. The funeral was held in the United Brethren church of Shelby last Tuesday afternoon and the pastor, J.C. Melville, preached a very eloquent and comforting sermon and all that was mortal of Colonel Isaiah Paisley was laid to rest in the Shelby cemetery. Comrade Paisley was among our oldest citizens and had lived for many years in Shelby. He lived to be sixty-six years old. He was married about six weeks ago to Miss Sadie Cypher, of Risings. We old boys always delighted to call this comrade Colonel Isaiah Paisley, for he was as good if not better than any other colonel we served under or knew. The colonel was a member of Company "C" of the 16th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served throughout the war of the rebellion. That regiment was among Fox's fighting three hundred and was always at the front. He was a great sufferer ever since the war, but was never heard to complain.
TAYLOR--A Sad Accident--Saturday morning, Harry Taylor, Carl Taylor, Warren Bouton, Ralph Wadswoth, all Bellwood boys, ranging in age from 14 to about 16, went duck hunting. When they reached Section 17, they decided to make a "blind" and lie in wait for their game; but while in the "blind" in some manner the gun carried by Warren Bouton was accidentally discharged. The weapon was loaded with about number three shot, or shot large enough to kill either ducks or geese. As Harry Taylor was standing close to the gun the entire load entered his left side near the lung, cutting quite a large hole. When the other boys seen what happened they became crazed with grief and immediately gave the alarm, when Geo. Robinson and Mike Powers responded to their cry for help and conveyed Harry to Bellwood to the home of his parents, where medical aid was summoned with all haste, but Harry passed to the beyond shortly after the doctor's arrival. He was conscious for some time after being shot; but said it was only an accident and therefore blamed no one. Deceased was born in Buffalo City, New York, October 25, 1893, and moved to Nebraska with his parents when he was about a year old. He was a young man who was loved by his young companions and his sad death, just as he was blooming into manhood, has cast a gloom of sorrow over this entire community. His grief-stricken parents, brother and sister, have the entire sympathy of the citizens of Bellwood and surrounding country. Funeral was held Monday afternoon at the M.E. church. The attendance was very large. A large display of beautiful flowers covered the casket, among the display being a beautiful pillow with the word Harry in the center. Rev. Rousey, pastor of the church, conducted the services. From the church deceased's remains were taken to the Bellwood cemetery for burial. [Bellwood.]
LORANZ--Mrs. Sarah B. Loranz, mother of Mrs. Edgar Howard, died at the home of her daughter Wednesday evening. The cause of death was a fall which the old lady sustained the Sunday evening previous, caused by a sudden attack of vertigo while going up stairs. Mrs. Loranz was 83 years of age, and was one of the pioneers of Nebraska, coming to the state in 1855, and locating near Bellevue. She was the mother of two children, Mrs. T.E. Clark, of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mrs. Edgar Howard, of this city. A brief service was held at the Howard home last Saturday afternoon, Rev. Harkness, of the Presbyterian church officiating, and the remains were taken to Clarinda, Iowa, for burial.
Columbus Journal, March 17, 1909
PAUL-PORTER--The following from the Central City Republican tells of the marriage of Prof. Fritz W.A. Paul, the new leader of the Columbus City Band: Prof. W.A. Paul and Miss Mae Porter were married at Columbus last Saturday evening, Rev. Neumarker of that place performing the ceremony. It had been rumored for some time that this event was to be looked for, but nevertehless the friends of the young people were taken somewhat by surprise when the news was given the following morning. The bride's sister, Miss Margaret Porter, and Miss Metta Cooper accompanied the contracting parties to Columbus and were present at the ceremony. The bride is a Central City girl having been born and raised here. A young lady of high connections, winning ways and accomplished she has been prominent in social circles here for many years. The professor is a musician of rare ability, and came here from New York. He especially excels as a band leader, and to his training the Central City Band owes in a large measure its recent high state of efficiency. His reputation in this respect has become so general that he has been engaged as leader of the Columbus band at which point he and his newly wed bride will make their home. Prof. Paul will also instruct the bands at Schuyler and North Bend.
PHELPS-TAYLOR--A pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Taylor, who reside at Eighteenth and Kummer street Wednesday afternoon, when their daughter, Miss May, was united in marriage to Raymond R. Phelps of Central City, Rev. Dibble, pastor of the Congregational church officiating, using the Episcopal ring service. Just before the ceremony was performed George Taylor, brother of the bride, assisted by Miss Agnes Dineen sang "My Dear." Following this several strains of a wedding march were played by Miss Dineen as the bride and groom found their place beneath an arch of cut flowers and ferns which formed the marriage altar. The home was beautifully decorated. Immediately after the ceremony a three-course luncheon was served. The guest list numbered thirty, several of whom were friends of the groom from Central City. The groom has frequently visited in the city and has many acquaintances. The bride was one of the popular young ladies of this city, and has many friends who wish them much success and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Phelps departed the same evening for Central City where they will make their home.
LYNAM--Mrs. T.J. Lynam, who has been the guest of her mother, Mrs. Thomas Lyons for several months, was called to Omaha several days ago by a message announcing the serious illness of her husband, who for the past year has been receiving treatment in an Omaha hospital, where he was suffering from a nervous brake-down [sic]. Shortly after her arrival in Omaha Mrs. Lynam was advised by the attending physician that her hsuband's recovery was very doubtful. From this time on Mr. Lynam continued to grow worse until Wednesday morning at 4:30 when death relieved him from his suffering. Mr. Lynam was a plumber by trade and followed this line of work until his health failed. Deceased was born in 1871, and was the oldest son of Mrs. Ellen Lynam who now resides in Omaha. His father passed away nine years ago. In 1901 Mr. Lynam was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Lyons, formerly of his city, and to this union four children were born, one boy and three girls, ranging in age from seven yeras to a babe five months old. Besides his wife and children the deceased leaves a mother, two brothers and one sister, all of whom live in Omaha. The funeral was held in Omaha Thursday morning at nine o'clock. Relatives who attended the funeral from this city were Mrs. James Haney, and the Misses Nora and Alice Lyons.
DODDRIDGE--Mrs. Frances Doddridge, wife of William B. Doddridge, formerly general manager of the Missouri Pacific railway, died March 12 at St. Louis from an attack of apoplexy. Mrs. Doddridge was a daughter of the late Guy C. Barnum. During the early 70's Mr. Doddridge was agent for the Union Pacific railway in this city, and the family resided here for a number of years.
LORANZ--Mrs. Sarah B. Loranz, mother of Mrs. Edgar Howard of this city, passed away at the home of her daughter, Wednesday evening, after a short illness, death resulting from an attack of vertigo, which she suffered while ascending the stairway at the Howard home several days pervious to her death. Mrs. Loranz was in an unconscious state soon after the accident and remained in that condition until the grim reaper called her home. Deceased was the widow of Anthony Loranz of Clarinda, Iowa, who died in 1881, and since that time Mrs. Loranz has made her home with her children. Mrs. Loranz had been married twice, her first husband was Hon. S.F. Burtch. She was the mother of two children, Mrs. Talton E. Clark of Clarinda, and Mrs. Edgar Howard of this city. Mrs. Loranz, was eighty-three years of age, and was one of the early settlers of Nebraska, coming to Bellevue in 1855. A short service was held at the Howard residence Saturday afternoon, Rev. Harkness, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating and the body was taken to Clarinda for burial, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Howard.
ERNST--About two months ago the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ernst, residing on West Tenth street, was made happy by the arrival of twins, both boys, Harold Arthur and Vincent Marlow, but their joy was soon turned to grief when shortly after birth the infants became ill and this illness terminated in lung fever, and for several weeks the babes were critically ill, and their condition remained the same until Friday afternoon when Vincent, the stronger of the two, passed away and on the following afternoon death claim Harold. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence, Rev. Roush, pastor of the Methodist church officiating, and the little ones were laid to rest in the Columbus cemetery.
PAISLEY--Another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers and another old soldier has answered the last roll call. Isaiah Paisley died at his home in Shelby Sunday morning, March 7, 1909, and was buried Tuesday in the Shelby cemetery. The funeral services were in charge of the Odd Fellows and was from the U.B. church, Rev. C.J. Melville preaching the funeral sermon. Deceased came to Nebraska in 1873, and secured a homestead of 160 acres, two miles northeast of Shelby, which land he improved for a home and still owned at the time of his death. Several yeras ago he rented his farm and moved to Shelby, where he had a neat residence and for a number of years was the village marshal. [Shelby.]
TEMPLE--Elsie Henrietta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Temple, died Tuesday, of this week, after suffering a week with dread diphtheria. Elsie was born in Platte Center on August 5, 1899, and was going on eleven years of age. She was taken sick about a week ago, and until shortly before her death hopes were entertained for her recovery, but her heart was affected and death resulted. She was buried the same evening of her death, in the Okay cemetery, and the funeral was private. [Monroe.]
The Columbus Telegram, March 19, 1909
SPEICHER--At the advanced age of seventy-three years Mrs. Margueretta Speicher died last Tuesday at the family home in southeast Columbus. For two years her health had been failing, and her late severe illness covered a period of three weeks. The funeral was held yesterday forenoon at the home, with services later in the Catholic church. Mrs. Speicher was born January 6, 1835, in Germany. In 1874 the family came to America and settled in Saunders county, residing there eight years. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Speicher moved to Columbus from Butler county, and have occupied the old Higgins residence, in the southeast part of the city. Mrs. Speicher is survived by her husband, six sons and three daughters. The children are J.P. and August Speicher, residing in Butler county; Martin, Pierre, Nicholas, Peter and Miss Katie Speicher, of this city; Mrs. Julius Sauser, of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Martha Smith, of Bellwood. Two sisters and one brother reside in Butler couty.
STENGER--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stenger received messages by wire Wednesday night advising them of the death at El Paso, Texas, of their little four-year-old daughter, Dorothy. In recent months the little girl developed a case of tuberculosis, and a week ago today was taken to Texas by her elder sister, Miss Katie Stenger. At this time no definite arrangements have been made for the funeral.
The Columbus Tribune, March 24, 1909
??--Mrs. Tillie Munter, through the death of her great uncle of Morgantown, Kentucky, inherited three thousan dollars. Mrs. Munter leaves in a few days for Kentucky.
MARTHIS--The friends of Mrs. J.W. Marthis will learn with the deepest regret of her death which occurred last Saturday night at her home in Stromsburg. It was just past midnight in the earliest moments of the peaceful Sabbath that she was called to her eternal home. She was conscious almost to the last moment, and fully resigned to accept the summons of the death angel to meet the Master whom it had been her pleasure to serve for many years. She was a devoted Christian, being a member of the Baptist church at Stromsburg. Ida May Bucklin was born in Pinstin, Indiana, in February, 1859, but spent the last few years of her life in the west, having been a resident of Columbus for several years previous to the removal of the family to Stromsburg, where they have resided for about a year. Dr. D.T. Martyn, Jr., who was her physician while she lived in Columbus, was called in consulation last week, and although she had been confined to her bed for more than two weeks, it was hoped she would be able to be about her home again. She leaves her husband and five children, Fred, Pearl, Hazel, Alma and Florence, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother, also four sisters and a brother who reside in Indiana. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at three o'clock at Stromsburg, interment being made in ______.
ALLISON--Mr. and Mrs. Matt Allison lost a little child yesterday, death being caused by congestion of the lungs. The little one was about a week old.
CZCA--Mrs. Eva Czca wife of John Czca of Loup township, died at her home March 20th. The funeral was held Monday, the 22nd, at the Catholic church in Duncan, interment being in the Duncan cemetery.
STENGER--After an illness of several months, Bertha, the little four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stenger, came to the sunset of her brief life and stepped into the dawn of eternal day. The sudden end came in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, the seventeenth of March. She was brought home by her sister, who had taken her to the Southland in search of health. The funeral services were held at the Stenger home. Reverend Neuemarker, of the Reformed church, spoke in German, and Reverend Harkness, of the Presbyterian church, conducted the English service. A quartette from the Presbyterian choir rendered the music. Many flowers paid silent tribute to the little life that has gone to rest in the Master's arms. It is in the sorrows of this life that we feel "the touch of brotherhood that makes the whole world kin," and we can assure the bereaved family that they have the deep sympathy of the entire community.
WHEELER--Gideon Wheeler, for twenty-five years a resident of Fullerton, who moved to Marshalltown two years ago, died at his home in that city last Friday morning. [Genoa.]
DOWDELL--David Dowdell, who formerly worked for George Modd, and was known to many people in Genoa, died Wednesday of last week at Belgrade. He was 35 years old and a member of the St. Edward lodge of Maccabees. The remains were taken to St. Edward for interment.[Genoa.]
CHARLTON--Mrs. W.H. Charlton, an old and well-known resident of this place, died at Everett, Washington, Saturday, March 6. It is reported that Mr. Charlton is very low. [Silver Creek.]
JONES--Many of the old settlers of Columbus and vicinity will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. Sarah Jones, who passed away last night at her home in Postville, where she has been a resident for many years.
The Columbus Telegram, March 26, 1909
STENGER--The funeral of little Dorothy Stenger, who died last week in southern Texas, was held Monday afternoon at the home of the bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stenger, southeast of the city. Rev. Samuel Harkness, pastor of the Presbyterian church, was in charge of the service. He was assisted by Rev. R. Neumarker, of the German Reformed church, who spoke briefly in the German language. Miss Katie Stenger, who accompanied her little sister to Texas, returned home with the body, arriving Sunday.
Columbus Journal, March 24, 1909
DEXTER--David Dexter, one of the old settlers of Polk county, died at his home, eleven miles southwest of Columbus, on March 23, of Bright's disease. Mr. Dexter was born in Canada September 7, 1837. In 1857 he was married to Sarah D. Adkins in Lea county, Illinois. In 1887 he moved to the Polk county home, where he has since resided. Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Elisha P., who has been living at home, Ira O., of Stockham, Neb., and Caleb D., who lives in Colorado. Funeral services will be held Friday in Shelby.
SPEICHER--Mrs. Margueritta Speicher, aged 73 years, died at her home in east Columbus, March 16, after a short illness. Mrs. Speicher came to America in 1874 with the family, settling in Saunders county, and from there they removed to Butler county, where they resided until two years ago, when they moved to east Columbus. For the last two years she has been subject to sick spells, and when the final sickness came it was of short duration. At the time of her death all the children were with her. Besides her husband she leaves six sons, J.P. of Butler county, Martin, Pier, Nick and Peter of Columbus, and August of David City, and three daughters, Katie of Columbus, Mrs. Julius Sauser of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Martha Smith of Bellwood. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hein of David City and Mrs. Henry Smith of Bellwood, and one brother, Peter, also survive her. The funeral was from the residence at 9 a.m. Thursday, and services held at the Catholic church at 9:30. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.
DIETRICHS--Mrs. Dora Dietrichs, widow of C.H.W. Dietrichs, passed away at her home on East eleventh street, Wednesday morning at 8:15, death resulting from a stroke of paralysis she suffered about one year ago, and since which time she has been confined to her room, and although quite ill, at times her condition was not considered dangerous until a few hours before her death. Mrs. Dietrichs was born in Germany October 27, 1836, and was at the time of her death past seventy three years of age. In 1866 Mrs. Dietrichs, accompanied by her husband came to America, settling in New York. Later they went to Chicago, Ill., and from there in 1869 they came to Platte county, where they settled on a farm where they resided for many years. From there they moved to Columbus. Mrs. Dietrichs was a pioneer settler of this county and during her declining years told many stories of the hardships as well as the pleasures one had to endure when living in this country in early days. The deceased was the mother of eleven children, five being deceased. The living are Mrs. Frank Shott, who resides on a farm in Polk county, Mrs. Wm. Lindee of Omaha, Charles of New York, August, William and Mrs. C.W. Willis of this city. As yet no arrangements have been made for the funeral.
STENGER--Bertha Marie Marguerite, better known by many acquaintances as Dolly, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stenger, who reside on a farm one mile and a half southeast of this city, passed away last Wednesday afternoon at El Paso, Texas, where she had been taken several days previous to her death, in hopes that a change of climate would benefit her health. Little Dolly had been in ill health for several months and just one week ago last Friday Miss Katie Stenger accompanied her to El Paso. All during the journey little Dolly seemed no worse and upon reaching their destination apparently stood the trip well. But shortly after their arrival she became ill, and this illness resulted in her death. Dolly was born in this city January 18, 1905, and was at the time of her death three years, ten months and one day old. The remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon and the funeral was held Monday afternoon from the family residence, Rev. Neumarker, pastor of the German Reform church, assisted by Rev. Harkness, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating and the little one was laid to rest in the Columbus cemetery.
WELSH--Mary Welsh, aged seventy-eight years, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Wright, at Palisade, Colorado, Tuesday of last week. The remains were brought to David City Thursday evening. Mrs. Welsh was an early settler of Butler county, residing on the farm about eight miles west of that city until the death of her husband. [Bellwood.]
CADY--Mrs. A.E. Cady, wife of one of the former publishers of the Schuyler Sun, and a lady well known to the early settlers of the county, died at the family home in St. Paul, this state, on Tuesday after an illness of two years. Old Colfax county friends will be grieved to hear of her death and their sincere sympathy goes out to the sorrowing family. [Howells.]
BECKER--Joseph Becker and B. Lorenzen were at Schuyler Wednesday attending the funeral of the late Matthew Becker, who departed this life at his home in that city last Sunday after an illness of some months. The deceased was a native of Germany and was fifty-six years of age at the time of his death. He had been a resident of Colfax county since 1873, coming here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos P. Becker, pioneer settlers of Midland precinct, long since deceased. Matt as he was generally called, was known throughout the county and has many friends who are sorry to hear of his death. [Howells.]
WILLICHS--John Willichs, of Grand Island, lost his life, although not by an accident, while out hunting on the Platte river south of that place last Sunday. In wading in the river he got into some quicksand, from which he was unable to extricate himself without help, but before help arrived he had so exhausted himself in struggling that he died soon after from heart failure. [Central City.]
The Columbus Tribune, March 31, 1909
LANGE--Mrs. Catherine Lange died last Thursday at her home in Shell Creek township at the age of fifty-nine years. The funeral was held Monday, interment being made in the Stearns Prairie cemetery.
MILLER--Mrs. Wilhelmine Miller died at her home about eight miles northeast of Osceola last Friday morning. She was in her eighty-first year and had been sick only about a week. She leaves a husband, a daughter and a step-son with whom she made her home. Rev. Miessler conducted the services, interment being made in the Osceola cemetery on Saturday.
JONES--In Memory. After an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Sarah Jones, widow of the late Thomas Jones, was called to her heavenly home on March 24th and was buried at the Postville Welsh chruch on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., March 25th. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.J. Griffiths, pastor of the church, in a very able manner. The esteem that Mrs. Jones was held in was seen by the attendance at the funeral which was one of the largest funerals ever held in the neighborhood. Sarah Hughes was born in Merfod Montgomery, Wales, in 1843. She was united in marriage to Thomas Jones, of Anglesea, Wales, in 1872. They emigrated to this country after living in Liverpool, England, and settled in Platte county, Nebraska, where they built up a very comfortable home. This union was blessed with seven children, four daughters and three sons, all of whom, with the exception of their youngest child, who died in infancy, were at the bedside of their mother when the end came. The children are Mrs. R.H. Jones, of the Postville neighborhood; Mrs. R.H. Owens, of Ethel, Missouri; Mrs. J.M. Williams, of Stanley county, South Dakota; Thomas J. Jones, of Seibert, Colorado, and Louis and William D. who resided with their mother. She also left three brothers, William and Thomas Hughes, of Burnley, England, and Robert Hughes, of Monroe, Nebraska, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kimber, of Logan, Utah, and Mrs. Ellen Douglas, of Runcorn, England, and many nephews and nieces of Emporia, Kansas, to mourn her loss. Mrs. Jones was a very devoted Christian, being a faithful member of her church. She was a kind and loving mother, her great thought was for her children, who will miss her counsel and sympathy. Her many friends will miss her hospitable friendship. Those out of the neighborhood in attendance at the funeral were: Rev. R.H. Owens, of Ethel, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mason and Mr. David Thomas, of Columbus; Mrs. Revit and daughter, Mrs. Emma Rhide, of Lindsay, and Miss Ella Sweeney and sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pearson, of St. Edwards.
Mrs. Sarah Jones, widow of the late Thomas Jones, died at her home at Postville Wednesday morning. She had been sick several months, but not seriously so until a few weeks ago when Bright's disease deevloped [sic]. Mrs. Jones was sixty-six years of age. [Platte Center.]
MYERS--Another of Osceola's oldest and most respected citizens passed away on Monday, Comrade Wesley H. Myers. He had been a sufferer for a long time and his death was not unexpected. He has answered the sound of taps for the last time on earth. Mr. Myers was born in Wayne county, Ohio, on January 24, 1836. He served for three years during the war of the rebellion in Company "F" of the 24th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry and has been a very uncomplaining sufferer ever since he came home from the war. Mr. Myers came to Osceola in the early seventies, where he and his brother, Charles A. Myers, engaged in business. A short time ago Mr. Myers finding that his business was too much for him to handle, sold out. Since that time he failed very fast. He was taken to the sanitarium at Lincoln and seemed to be getting better, but on the way home was taken with a stroke of paralysis from which he never receovered. Mr. Myers was a charter member of ____ Republic of Osceola, and was at one time a member of Rising star Lodge No. 74, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Osceola. He was also a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Osceola. Neighbor, friend, brother, comrade, farewell. [Polk county.]
Among those present at the funeral of W.H. Myers from oue [sic] of the city were: Mrs. Lou Lange, Brooklyn, Iowa; Joseph Howard, of Denver, and Dr. Howard, of Nevada, Missouri, all of whom are relatives of Mrs. Myers and Mr. Meyers' sisters; Mrs. Gedding, of Pierre, South Dakota; Mrs. Page, of Central City, and Mrs. Clingman, of David City.
DIETRICH--Mrs. Dora Dietrich died at her home in this city last Wednesday morning about eight-thirty. Dora Beneka was born in Germany, October 27, 1836. In 1859 she was married to C.H.W. Dietrich, coming to America in 1869. Unto this union were born eleven children, six of whom are living. About a year ago Mrs. Dietrich had a stroke of paralysis and has been failing in health since that time. The children are Chas. Dietrich, of Little Ferry, N.J.; Mrs. Wm. Lindee of Omaha; Mrs. Frank Schutt, of Polk county; Mrs. C.W. Willis, and Mr. Aug. Dietrich and Will Dietrich, of this city, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral, which was held from the residence Sunday afternoon, Rev. Zuiner of the German Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.
Columbus Journal, March 31, 1909
John F. Brewer, Columbus.....21; Elizabeth Dostal, Columbus.....19
August Fittje, Platte Center.....30; Martha Neemeyer, Humphrey.....28
Alfred St. Chards, Omaha.....21; Luella Ferrel, Omaha.....18
IOSSI-BAUMANN--Simon Iossi of Platte Center and Miss Clara Baumann of Loup City were married in Madison county March 23. The wedding reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nohel of Norfolk. Those who were present at the ceremony were Alfred Iossi and Miss Stella Hessler of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. Nohel of Norfolk. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baumann of Loup City, but formerly of Columbus, and the groom is a son of Christ Iossi of east of Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Iossi will make their home on the Linihan farm near Platte Center, which the groom has rented for this year.
BREWER-DUSTAL--A quiet wedding occurred at the Brewer home in North Columbus, when Frederick Brewer, youngest son of Mrs. Jennie C. Brewer, was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dustal, Rev. Roush, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The bride was formerly of Wisconsin, but for the past few months has made Columbus her home. The groom is well known, having lived all of his life in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer will for the present reside with the groom's mother.
KUPER-KRAUSE--Miss Lillian Krause, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Krause, and Mr. Henry Kuper were married at the Shell Creek German Baptist church, yesterday, Thursday, Rev. Hillsinger of Platte Center officiating. Miss Lillian is well known among our young people, having attended school here for a time two or ... [Platte Center.]
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The marriage ceremony of Henry Kuper and Miss Lily Krause was performed at the Shell Creek Baptist church last Thursday at 1 p.m. The young couple have been spending their honeymoon at Fremont, visiting with Mr. Kuper's relatives. On their return they will go to housekeeping on the groom's farm, near the Baptist church, on which Mr. Kuper has built a nice residence for a home. [Route No. 1.]
LANGE--Mrs. Wm. Lange, residing eleven miles north of this city, passed away at the family home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, death resulting from a complication of diseases. She had been in poor health for the past year, and since December has been confined to her bed most of the time. Mrs. Lange, nee Katherina Albers, was born in Germany in 1850, and was at the time of her death fifty-nine years of age. She was the mother of two children, William and Mary, who with their father, Wm. Lange, mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother. The deceased also leaves one brother, Wm. Albers of this city. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the Shell Creek Baptist church and interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
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Mrs. Wm. Lange of this route, in Shell Creek township, died last Thursday afternoon. For the past year she has suffered from a complication of diseases, and early in December she was taken to her bed, and since then her ailment was of a dropsical nature. Kathrina Magdelina Albers was born in Germany in 1850, and was 59 years, 2 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. In 1879 she was united in marriage to Wm. Lange and came to this county with him, where they have since resided. To this union have been born six children, four of whom have preceded their mother to the spirit land. William and Mary remain with the husband to mourn the loss of a dear loving wife and mother. She also leaves three brothers, William and Martin Albers of Columbus, and P.H. Albers of Monroe. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, a short service being held at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Shell Creek Baptist church at 2 o'clock, to which a large number of relatives and friends followed her remains. Rev. Hilsinger of the Platte Center Baptist church delivered a very touching sermon, taking his text from II Peter, 1 chapter, 23-26, after which the body was lowered to its last resting place in the cemetery near the church. The pall bearers were Henry Bakenhus, Fred Behlen, sr., H.P. Mohrman, Joseph Krause, Peter Lutejens and Fred Behlen, jr. Mrs. Lange was a devoted christian and a consistent member of her church, a kind and conscientious wife and mother, beloved by all who knew her, and her demise will be sadly felt by those who were nearest and dearest to her. The flowers were many and very beautiful. [Route No. 1.]
WILLIAMS--Monday's Lincoln State Journal has the following to say regarding the death of Mrs. Thomas H. Williams, a former resident of the Postville neighborhood, prior to her husband being appointed farmer at the insane asylum at Lincoln: "Mrs. Thomas H. Williams died yesterday morning at her home near the hospital for the insane of heart trouble. She was sixty-two years of age. A husband and seven children survive her. Mr. Williams has for many years been head farmer at the asylum. Two of the children, Arthur and Mrs. Maud Snyder, are married while the rest of the family are still at home.
DIEDRICHS--The funeral of Mrs. Dora Diedrichs, widow of C.H.W. Diedrichs, was held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. B. Zuener, pastor of the German Methodist church officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lindee of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shutt of Polk county and Charles Diedrichs of New York.
??--L. Hohl and Miss Clara went down to Ames Saturday night, having received word from Mrs. Hohl that her mother had died. [Albion.]
JONES--Mrs. Thomas Jones, an old settler living south of town died last Tuesday and was buried Thursday. She had been sick for some time with a complication of dropsy and asthma. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and interment was in the Welsh cemetery. [Lindsay.]
DUNBIER--Word was received here today of the death of Louie Dunbier at his home in Germany, March 14, apoplexy being the cause. Mr. Dunbier left the United States a few years ago to pass the remainder of his days in the Fatherland and his death will be sad news to his relatives and friends here. [Osceola.]
BARNUM--Last Saturday's Norfolk News gave an account of the death of Frank Barnum at his home in Bonesteel on Friday night of last week. The cause of his death was not given. Mr. Barnum will be remembered as a resident of Humphrey a couple of years some time ago. He ran the Leader for a short time and afterwards as an employe in the Democrat office. He went from here to Madison and worked for John Donovan and later became editor of the Madison Chronicle. [Humphrey.]
JONES--Mrs. Sara Jones, widow of the late Thomas Jones, died at her home at Postville Wednesday morning. She had been sick several months, but not seriously so until a few weeks ago when Brights disease developed. Mrs. Jones was 66 years of age. [Platte Center.]