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On the evening of Dec. 26th, friends and relatives gathered to witness the marriage of 
Miss Cora J. Haycraft to Mr. Oscar E. Kitter at the hone of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
George Haycraft of Elma Township. The bride was gowned in sage green landsdowne with trim- 
mings of white silk and lace and went to the altar vmattended. 

The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. E. Comption assisted by the Rev. Wm. 
H. Gimblett. The gifts to the bride were numerous and handsome. 

The groom is a prosperous young farmer in the town of Park and the friends unite in wis 
ing the pair much happiness. On the morning of Dec. 27th they took their departtire by the 
"Soo" for the twin cities and points in Wisconsin. 

********** Jan. 3, 1902 

The marriage of Wm. D. Womer and Miss Lizzie Lubenow has been annotinced and will take 
place in the early part of February. 

********** jan^ 10, 1902 

Three Matrimonal Events in Which Hankinsonites are Interested 
Tuesday morning at the Catholic Church occurred the marriage of Henry L. Lenzen to Meirj 
Bosen. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. Studnicka in the presence of a large assembli 
of friends and was followed by a wedding party in the evening. 

The bride's former home was at Brandon, MN., and the groom is a well known zmd popular 
employee of Hoefs and Heling. The happy couple will make their home at Hankinson. 

********** Jan. 24, 1902 

Quite a party of Geo. Coppin's friends left Wednesday for Wahpeton, going from there tc 
the cotmtry home of Mr. Ole Tew a few miles distant to attend the wedding of Kr. Coppin to 
Miss Julia Tew, which happy event was celebrated yesterday (Thursday) . 

The groom is known to most of our readers as an old resident and prominent fcirmer livii 
a short distance west of town, while the bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. Ole Tew, 
one of the early settlers of Center Township. A host of friends join in extending congrat- 
ulations cind best wishes. 

********* * Jan. 24, 1902 

A letter received here by a friend of Everett Foster's this week conveyed the news of 

his marriage at El Paso, TX., recently to a Mexican lady Senorita Francis Realieasques 

by name. Mr. Foster was the publisher of the Hankinson News for a couple of years, having 
purchsed the paper from M. M. Clough, its fovmder, in 1894. He spent several months in the 
Philippines as a South Dakota volunteer, paying Hankinson a flying visit shortly after his 
return. He is now working at his trade as a printer at El Paso, just this side of the 

Mexican bovindary, and graphically describes a two hours' wedding trip to Old Mexico via 
electric car line. The NEWS joins with other Hankinson friends in extending congratulations. 

********** January 24, 1902 

Cards have been received announcing the marriage at Fort Madison, lA. , on Tuesday even- 
ing, Feb. 4th, of Miss Ernestine Cecilia Gemnett to Mr. Samuel J. Shipe, at the home of the 
bride's mother, Mrs. Hattie R. Gemmett. The contracting parties are well known here. The 
bride is a niece of Mrs. N. Schultheis and has spent a good deal of time here during the pasi 
three or four years. The groom is the yoimgest son of the late W. H. Shipe and has lived 
here since boyhood. A host of friends join in extending congratulations and best wishes. 

********** February 7, 1902 

Marriage licenses were issued this week to George Strubel and Miss Bertha Borman, both 
of Great Bend and Andrew Olson and Miss Anna Halstrom, both of Hankinson. 

********** February 7, 1902 

John Chamberlain and Miss Lizzie Pietz were married at Oakes last Sunday. The groom 
is the express messenger on the Hankinson - Oakes run and the bride is a daughter of B. 
Pietz of this place. The couple have the best wishes of all for their future happiness. 
They will go to housekeeping at Oakes at once. 

********** February 7, 1902 

A marriage license was issued on Monday to Daniel Sweeney and Miss Nellie Baisley, 
both of Hankinson. 

********** February 14, 1902 

Ferdinand Wahlstrof and Miss Lena D. Pippe, both of Seymour, were licensed to wed by 
Judge Wakefield last Saturday. 

********* * February 14, 1902 

A Race With Time That Was Won by Cupid 

Tuesday night before Lent, about 10 o'clock, a man and woman drove vp in front of the 
Irving Hotel at Ellendale in great haste. The gentlemzui at once made inqviiry for Father 
0' Callaghan evnd told the landlord that he mvist find the priest at once as he was here to 
get married. The landlord dispatched a messenger with the gentleman for the home of the 
priest, while the lady went upstairs to make her toilet. The bridegroom-to-be arrived 
about 11 o'clock with the priest, and the lady came into the parlor nicely gowned for the 
ceremony. . .but is was discovered that in order to make things right, a marriage license was 
necessary. The landlord asked that arrangements be postponed till morning, but no siree, 
tomorrow was Lent, the lady was a strict religious woman and they must be married that night 

Accordingly they all set out for the home of Judge Flemington to find a license, the 
lady facing the biting cold with light slippers on her feet, and clad in her light wedding 
gown, with but a wrap around her shoulders. The license was prociured and the couple were 
joined in matrimony at the home of Father O'Callagan before the clock struck 12, and all was 

well. Afterwards they retvimed to the hotel. 


The peirties were from Cogswell and registered as A. M. Cook and Miss M. C. Farley. 
Both were pretty well advanced in years. Their run across the coxmtry by team was occas- 
ioned by change in time table of the Great Northern. They left home in time to take the 
train at Brookland, but the change which went into effect on Monday made them two hours late. 
Mr. Cook was prominent in Sargent Covmty politics in early days, and at one time represented 
this district in the territorial legislature. 

********** February 21, 1902 

Miss Lizzie Mittag and Chas. LaBoda were married at the home of the bride's mother 
just south oif town yesterday. Rev. Bechtel officiating. 

********** March 14, 1902 

A marriage license was issued last Friday to Henry Muehler of Great Bend and Miss Amy 
Laboda of this place. 


March 28, 1902 

An Indian wedding occurred near Sisseton last Sunday in which the grrom was 93 and the 
bride 89 years old. Both are full-blooded Siotix eind the ceremony was performed by Rev. Issai 
Renville, an Indian minister, in the presence of several hundred spectators. 

********** April 4, 1902 

Henry Krause and Miss Mary Wendt were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
eind Mrs. John Wendt, north of town, yesterday, 

********** April 18, 1902 

Fred Phelps left Saturday "just on a little trip to the city," but from a source that 
should be reliable it is learned that in all likelihood he has joined the rank of the bene- 
cists before this. He is expected home tomorrow night, when the curiosity of his friends 

will be satisfied. LATER The wedding took place Tuesday, the bride being Miss Josephine 

Adrian. Congratulations are extended to the happy couple by the many friends of the groom 

in this vicinity. ^ ********* 

April 25, 1902 

Fred M. Stone and Miss Bertha M. Braden were married by Judge Herbert Wednesday evening 
at the latter' s home. The groom is a resident of Bismarck and the bride arrived from Minn- 
esota to meet him on Wednesday's train. Mr. Stone is a brother-in-law of Everett Green. 

********** April 25, 1902 

The NEWS last week failed to chronicle the meirriage of Miss Leone Potter to Mr. Chas. 
Holstein, which happy event occurred at the home of the bride's parents at Ortonville, MN., 
on the 13th of May. The bride has for some time been an attache of the Western Hotel, while 
the groom is employed in Wipperman's Hardware store. They have gone to housekeeping in the 
King dwelling. 

********** May 23, 1902 

Nehemiah Davis, who used to edit final proofs from the Fargo Land Office for the papers 
in this section, was recently miirried to a charming yotmg lady at Rock Islzmd, IL., and is 


now mentioned for judge of the new district to be formed from Ward and the adjoining 
counties. The judge is now practicing law at Kinot and his prosperity seems to be coming 
in chunks. 


May 30, 1902 

0. S. Chapin left the fore part of the week for Augusta, WI., where he will be united 
in marriage next Wednesday afternoon, the 18th of June, to Hiss Ruby M. Scott. 

********** June 13, 1902 

Miss Hilda Pribbemow was united in marriage to Mr. Anton Huls, Jr., at the home of 
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pribbemow, in Greenfield Township on Sunday after- 
noon. The wedding was attended by a large nxnnber of relatives and friends. The contract- 
ing parties are well known and have the congratulations of a laxge circle of acquaintances. 

********** June 13^ 1902 

The marriage of 0. S. Chapin to Miss Ruby M. Scott was solemnized at Augusta, WI., on 
Wednesday of this week. Mr. Chapin is well and favorably known here, having been a member 
of John R. Jones' work force for a number of years, and a host of friends hasten to extend 
congratulations and best wishes . 

Tlie bride is a prominent young lady of Augiista and will be a welcome addition to the 
community socially. Among the guests at the wedding were John R. Jones, C. S. Phelps and 
Earl Chapin, all of this place, the latter being a brother of the groom. The newly wedded 
cov^ile left immediatly after the ceremony for a brief wedding trip and on their arrival 
here will occupy the apartments in the Taylor flats recently vacated by the Blecker family. 

********** June 20, 1902 

Rudolph Koves and Miss Lizzie Fehnrlck of this city were united in marriage at Wahpetoi 
last evening. The young people are well known and The NEWS joins with a host of friends 
in extending congratulations and best wishes. 

********** Jvily 18, 1902 

Miss Berde Stewart left Friday for Clarrissa, MN., where she will attend the wedding 
of her cousin, T. W. Loudon, and from there will accompany the bride and groom to their 
home in Akeley, MN. On her return she will stop off in Wahpeton for a few days to visit 
friends. ********** August 29, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Claudie Cross to Dr. H. P. Ross was solemnized on Wednesday at 
the home of the bride's peirents near Nashua, MN. The bride is well known here, having been 
a frequent guest at the home of Mrs. F. 0. Hunger and other Hankinson friends. 

********** September 5, 1902 


In the rush of street fair work and other incidents of the strenuous life led by the 
NEWS force during the past six weeks, the recent marriage of Wallace Jaeck, one of our pop- 
ular young bachelor farmers, was overlooked. The following from a Neenah, WI., paper will 
be of interest to our readers: Miss Bessie H. Bryein, daughter of Mrs. Alice Bryan of Nee- 
nah, was married on Tuesday at noon to Wallace Jaeck, Hankinson, ND., Rev. H. E. Stillwell, 

Pastor of the First Baptist Chxarch of St. Paul officiating. Following the ceremony Mr. 
cind Mrs. Jaeck left for Hankinson where they will make their future home, the groom being 
a prosperous yoxjng farmer near that place. Miss Bryan is a Neenah young lady with mainy 
friends who will extend congratulations and wish her much joy for the future. 

********** October 10, 1902 

John M. Schramm arrived home with his bride yesterday. The wedding occurred at the 
home of the bride. Miss Cecelia Westrup, at Winsted, MN., on the 8th of October and was 
attended by only a few intimate friends owing to illness in the family. Mr. Schramm has 
a position in the Soo depot and the yoving couple will make Hanlcinson their future home. 
The many friends of the groom in this vicinity extend congratulations and best wishes. 

********** October 17, 1902 

Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. Fred. Kath to Miss Elsie Ebel, the wedding 

to take place at the home of the bride's paxents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ebel, three miles south- 
west of town, on Thursday of next week. 

********** October 24, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Jessie Eckes to Arnold Bernard took place at the Catholic Church 
near Great Bend on Monday afternoon. 

********** October 31, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Elsie Ebel eind Mr. Fred Kath was celebrated in good German fashioi 
yesterday. The marriage ceremony was performed at the Lutheran Church in the morning, Pev. 
Walters officiating, and was followed by wedding festivities at the home of the bride's par- 
ents southeast of town that were in keeping with the popularity of the contracting parties. 
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred El>el, well to do farmers residing near Light- 
ning's Nest, and the groom is one of the Soo's popular and obliging employees. The NEWS 
joins with other friends in extending best wishes for future happiness and prosperity. 

********** October 31, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Dora Heesch to Otto A. Voeltz will take place at the home of 
the bride's parents six miles from town on the 18th of November. 

********** November 7, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Neva Walker to Mr. Fred M. Whillis, was solemnized at the home of 
the bride's father on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the presence of relatives and a 
few intimate friends. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. E. Walker, father of the bride. The young peopl 
have known each other since childhood, coming here from West Concord, MN., and have made 
many friends during their residence in Hankinson. They have the congratulations and best 
wishes of all for future happiness and prosperity. They will go to housekeeping at once 
in rooms over the Wolter restavirant and will be "at home" after Nov. 24th. 

********** November 14, 1902 


The marriage of Mr. Herman Bladow to Miss Anna Wittnian took place at Wahpeton last 
Satiirday and was followed Monday by a reception at the home of the groom's parents, iir. 
and Mrs. C. F. Bladow near town. The young people are well known and were the recipients ' 
of a large number of handsome presents. A host of friends join in extending congratulations. 

********** November 14, 1902 

GREAT BEND The marriage of Gust Bemdt and Rosy Lubenow has been announced and is 

to take place within two weeks. 

********** November 14, 1902 

Adolph Bisek of Lowry, MN. , and Miss Lizzie Emrlch of Elma Twp. were married at Wah- 
peton last Saturday. The wedding was celebrated on Monday at the home of the bride's parents 
and was attended by a large number of friends. 

********** November 21, 1902 

Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Clara Illig to Henry Wittich, to occur at 

the home of the bride's parents near Havana, Sargent County, next Friday. 


The marriage of Miss Dora Heesch to Otto A. Voeltz took place Tuesday morning at the 
Lutheraji Church, Rev. Walters performing the ceremony. The wedding party then repaired to 
the home of the bride's parents, six miles from town, where the wedding festivities were 
held. The contracting parties are well eind favorably known and a host of friends join in 
extending congratulations. 


November 21, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Clara Illig to Henry Wittich occurs today at the home of the 
bride's parents at Havana, Sargent county. The bride is well known to many of our people, 
having been employed at the hospital for some time, and the groom is an industrious and 
popular well- worker with headquarters here. They will make Hsmkinson their future home. 

* ********* November 28, 1902 

The marriage of Miss Rosie Lubenow to Gustav Bemdt occurred at the home of the bride's 
parents on Wednesday of last week. The contracting parties are well known young people of 
Great Bend. 


November 28, 1902 

The wedding of A. Laboda to Miss Greta Simmering was one of the recent events at 
Great Bend. 


The marriage of Miss Clara Illig to Henry Wittich was solemnized last Friday at the 
home of the bride's parents near Havana, Sargent County, Rev. Herman Fadtke officiating. 
Miss Elsie Busey acted as bridesmaid, and Henry Barbkneck attended the groom. Only relat- 
ives and immediate friends were present. Music was furnished by the Harlem Orchestra and 
the wedding festivities continued for three days. The presents were numerous and costly 
and attested in a measure the high esteem in which the contracting parties are held. Both 
are well known, the bride having been for some time an employee of the hospital and the 


groom a prosperous well-man. They arrived here yesterday morning and will make Hankinson 
their home. 

********** December 5, 1902 

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Albert Anderson of Kensal, formerly in charge of the harness shop here, was married 
at Barrett, MN., last Sunday to Miss Andora Hegne. His many Hankinson friends extend con- 
gratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life. 


The marriage of Miss Mamie Droitcour to Mr. Fred Paulson occvirred at St. Paul yester- 
day at the home of the bride's Avmt. Both parties are well known here, the bride having 
made her home with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Tubbs for a year or more. The groom was in the enplo- 
of the State Mutual Insurance Conpany as solicitor and is now engaged in the Ivonber busi- 
ness at Kensal. Their many Hankinson friends extend congratiilations . 

********** Janviary 2, 1903 

The marriage of Miss Maggie Jahr to H. A. Duncan occurred last Monday morning at 11 AM 
Rev. Fred Walters officiating. The ceremony was followed by a dance and other festivities 
in the evening. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jahr and the groom is well 
known here, having been at one time in the employ of John R. Jones and later as operator 
at the Soo depot. He is also the owner of a quarter of land south of town. The happy 
couple have the congratulations and best wishes of all. 

********** January 16, 1903 

A qxiiet home wedding occurred at the home of Herman Brandt last Friday evening, the 
contracting parties being Miss Miiry Breindt and Jas. A. Lamb, both of Great Bend. The cere- 
money was performed by Rev. H. C. Compton in the presence of a few friends and relatives 
of the bride. The bride is a popular young lady of Great Bend, where she is well known, 
and the groom is the local representative there of the Dower Lumber Conpany. The congrat- 
ulations and best wishes of a host of friends are extended. 

********** February 12, 1903 

The marriage of Miss Lizzie Huls to Harry Ives occurred at Breckenridge last Friday. 
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Huls and both parties are well known in this 
vicinity. They have the congratxilations of a large circle of acquaintances. 

********** February 12, 1903 

The mcirriage of Miss Lizzie Baker of Hankinson to Mr. Jacob Bom of Fairmount occurred 
at Wahpeton on Jan. 31st. ********** February 19, 1903 

The marriage of Miss Mary Latterell to Mr. J. Frank Holtgen was solemnized at the Cath 
olic Church in Wahpeton yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 10 AM. This wedding is of more 
than usual interest to the people of Hankinson, where both parties are well known. The 


bride was for several years Postmaster Aim's efficient assistant and by her imiform coiirt- 
esy to the public became a favorite with all. She resigned her position last fall and has 
since been visiting with relatives at Stephen, MN. The groom is one of M. A. Wipperman's 
most trusted en5)loyees and has been in practical charge of the hardware business here dur- 
ing the freq[uent absences of Mr. Wipperman from home. The happy couple are expected to 
arrive here today and will at once go to housekeeping in the Green property. Congratulatic 
and best wishes for a long and happy married life are extended. 

********** February 19, 1903 

A divorce was granted in district court last week to Barbara Hare from Edward Hare. 
Both of the parties are from Great Bend. The lady in the case, vindismayed by her first 
matrimonial venture, was married the same day to Anton B. Berg of New Salem, this state. 
She gave her age as 19. ♦****.**.* February 26, 1903 

It is said that a certain editor announced that for just one issue he would tell the 
truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and there was more truth thatn poetry in 
that issue. Here is one item from it: 

"MAEBIED Miss Sylvia Smith to Mr, James Camaham, last Saturday, at the Baptist 

parsonage. The bride was a very ordinary girl about town who doesn't know any more than 
a rabbit about cooking, and never helped her poor mother three days in her life. She is 
not a beauty, by a long shot and has a gait like a fat duck. 

The groom is a well known up to date loafer and has been living on his mother all his 
life, and don't amount to anything nohow. They will have a tough time of it, and we with- 
hold all congratulations, for we don't believe any good can come from such a marriage." 

********** RpTil 16, 1903 

A. E. Edblom and wife went to Willmaor, MN., last Saturday to attend the wedding of 
Mr. Edblom 's brother, which happy event occurred Sunday afternoon. They returned Tuesday. 

********** April 23, 1903 

Mrs. Mary Francis Rogers, 25 years old, has been granted a degree of divorce at 
Fargo from Clement L. Rogers, 50 yecirs old, on the ground of failure to support. The 
couple were married at Moselle, ND., on Jan. 29th, 1895. 

The wife claimed that her husband failed to provide for her or to make a home for 
them, and that she was forced to provide for herself by working in restaurants and hotels. 
Although the papers were served on the husband in person he made no appearance in court 
and the divorce was granted without question. 

********** i^ril 30, 1903 

VERNON. .. .Augustxas Mc Laiird, one of Lien Twp's prosperous emd respected farmers, was 
mcirried at Sisseton recently to Miss Jensen, of Wendell, MN. The ceremony was performed 
by Rev. Loue. The happy couple have the best wishes of all for a long and prosperous 
married life. **•**♦**** jjay 7, 1903 

The marriage of James Twilliger £md Miss Bertha Backhus was solemnized at the Luth- 


eran Evangelical Church this morning by Rev. Walter. A large number of friends attended 

the service. The bride is a daughter of Carl Backhus, a well known farmer; the groom has 
been in the latter' s en^loy for some time. 

********** May 7, 1903 

Among marriage licenses recently issvied at Wahpeton is one to Joseph Weber of Rankin- 
son to Miss Anna Buscher of Millerville, MN. 

********** May 21, 1903 

At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs, C. B. Rice, Rev. A. M. Mcintosh of Larimore, 
ND. , pronounced the words last evening at 6 o'clock which united in marriage MJLss Emma 
Laura Thacker to Mr. W. T. Greiham. 

The rooms were profusely decorated with roses and the ceremony was performed under 
a bower of smilax. The bride was attired in a gown of white silk muil trimmed with point 
lace and carried a bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Etta Carpenter. Her 
gown was of white grenadine and she carried pink roses. The groom was attended by Mr. 
Guy Riiissell. 

As the bridal party entered the parlor a wedding march was played by Miss Adeleide 
Price, and during the ceremony Mrs. F. B. Phelps sang softly "0 Promise Me." 

After the ceremony a bountiful supper was served and Mr. and Mrs. Graham left on the 
10:30 train for a short trip, after which they will be "at home" at Laurel, NB., where 
the groom is cashier of the Laurel State Bank. The bride has been making her home with 
her sister for some time past and has made many friends in Hankinson who extend congrat- 
ulations and best wishes. 

Following is a list of the guests: Dr. and Mrs. Spottswood, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phelps, 
Mr. and Mrs. Wipperman, Miss Balentine, Mrs. D\iffy, Miss Forrest and Miss Price. 

********** June 4, 1903 

GREAT BEND.... A big wedding occurred here last week when Mr. John Buck and Miss Lizzi 
Buck were united in marriage by Rev. Hink. After the ceremony a reception and generally 
good time was held at the home of the bride's parents. Ihe Wahpeton Maroon band fumishec 
the music for the occasion, 

********** June 11, 1903 


The marriage of Miss Amanda Bohn to Mr. Gustav Stach was solemnized at the home of 
the bride's parents, near Great Bend, last Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. Hinke off- 
iciating. Minnie Bohn acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by his brother, Mr. 
Paul Stach. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of white silk mull and carried 
roses, A dainty supper was served after the ceremony. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs, August Bohn of Brandenburg Twsp., and the 
groom is well known as head clerk at Malov's Big Store. They will go to housekeeping 
at once in the cottage just completed on the west side of town. A host of friends extend 
congratulations and best wishes. *.*»♦«***. j^^ 18^ 1903 


Peter L. Schultheis, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Schultheis, was married at Minneapolis 
the first of the week to Miss Pearl Harmon. The NEWS is unable to give details of the 
wedding, but the groom's Hankinson friends extend best wishes for his future prosperity 
and happiness. •««***♦*** june 18, 1903 

Miss Martha Strege and Mr. Herman Bohn were married yesterday afternoon at the home 
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strege, 14 miles southwest of town. The bride 
is a well known and popular young lady, esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances for hei 
many good qualities, and the groom is a son of Albert Bohn, one of the prosperous farmers 
of the Great Bend cotmtry. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Worner attended the wedding, returning this morning. 

********** June 18, 1903 

Today occurs the wedding of Miss Martha Ponkow, daughter of Mj:. and Mrs. Herman 
Bellen, to Otto Pape, at the home of the bride northwest of town. Both are well known 
young people and the wedding will be largely attended. 

********** June 18, 1903 

VEFNON Column. .. .Miss Tillie Odden and J. P. Holm, both of Lien Twsp., were married 
at the home of the bride's parents on Saturday, June 20th, P£V. Peterson officiating. 
In the evening a reception was held for the newly wedded couple at the home of Hclstein 
Agre in Vernon which was attended by a leirge number of friends. 

********** July 2, 1903 

GREAT BEND GLENNINGS . . . .On Wednesday of last week the marriage of Miss Carrie Tribke 
one of our most popular young ladies, to Mr. John J. Daraman was consiimmated. The ceremon- 
was performed at St. John's Church in the presence of a large number of friends, and foil 
owing the ceremony a reception was held at the residence and a bountiful repast served. 
A host of friends extend congratulations. 

********** July 2, 1903 


WOONSOCKET, SD.,NEWS Married: At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 

L. Gere, of this city, on Sunday evening, June 21st, H. A. Langbehn and Miss Julia Gere, 
Rev. F. F. Case officiating. 

The bride is an estimable young woman who has grovm to womanhood in the town and 
numbers for her friend every person who has the pleasure of her acquaintance. 

The groom is a young man who has been a resident of the town for some years, and is 
known as an upright business man, and an excellent worJonan at his trade of painter and 

The wedding was a very quiet affair, being in the presence of only the immediate 
family of the bride. Indeed the mcirriage was so conducted that many friends of the parti 
who had been expecting it for some time did not know of it until some time after the cere- 
mony was performed. 


They have moved into rooms over The NEWS office, which have been neatly fitted up 

and furnished by the groom. The NEWS joins their numerous friends in wishing them long 

life, happiness and prosperity. 

********** July 16, 1903 

Miss Agnes Stout, who was employed as stenographer by J. A. Dwyer a couple of years 
ago, was married at Wahpeton on Wednesday of last week to Mr. Swensen. 

********** Jvdy 16, 1903 

The marriage of Miss Ruth Lisk to Mr. Ernest W. Black was solemnized at the M. E. 
parsonage in Wahpeton on Wednesday evening of last week. Rev. Baker officiating. The 
bride is the popular and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lisk of Elma Township, 
and has resided in Richland Covinty since childhood. She is well known as one of our 
most successful teachers. The groom's home is at Lebanon, MO., but he has spent the last 
couple of years in this vicinity. The yotmg couple have the congratulations and best 
wishes of a large circle of friends for a long an happy married life. They are now "at 
home" to their friends at Clearwater, MN., where they will reside during the summer. 

********** July 16, 1903 

A marriage license was issued last week to Warren R. Knapp of LaMars Township and 
Miss Nellie Payne of Greenfield. 

********** July 23, 1903 

Word was received the first of the week announcing the meirriage of Mrs. Annie John- 
son to Henry Jensen at Pleasant, ND. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tyson 
'and taught school in this vicinity for several years, while the groom is a prosperous 
farmer near Pleasant who formerly had a homestead south of Hankinson but left here for 
Port Arthur, TX. , several years ago, returning later to the northern part of the state 
where he engaged in farming. A large circle of friends extend congratulations emd best 
wishes. ♦********« jjj^y 30, 1903 

The following clipping from the Spokane , WA. , Spokesman-Review will be of local int- 
erest, the bride being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marquardt, who are numbered among 
our oldest settlers: 

S. F. Caruso of Spooner, WI., and Miss Josephine Marqtiardt of Hankinson, ND., were 
united in marriage by Rev. A. P.. Lambert yesterday afternoon at the parsonage at S 217 
Howard St. The groom is an engineer on the Northern Pacific. The couple will make thei 
home in Helena, Montana. ***♦♦*♦*** August 6, 1903 

A marriage license was issued at Wahpeton last week to Frank Witt and Mrs. Augusta 
Pratt, both of Great Bend. 

********** August 27, 1903 


The maxriage of Mrs. Mary J. Duffy to Myron K. Sargent was solemnized at the Congre- 
gational parsonage last Monday evening. Rev. H. C. Compton performing the ceremony. The 
bride has been connected with the hospital here for a long time in the capacity of matron 
and has a large circle of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes. The groom 
is a successful contractor and builder at Wyndmere, where they will make their future home 

********** September 3, 190: 

LOOKING BACKWAKD. . . (News of September 7 S 14th, 1893. )... .Cards were out for the mar- 
riage of Theo. Albrecht to Miss Eva Clark at Minneapolis on the 14th of September. 

********** September 10, 19{ 

A Wells County msin wanted a marriage license emd applied to the covmty auditor for a 
license and promptly received a permit to htmt chickens . He was greatly svirprised when the 
minister who was to marry him informed him of the nature of the document and the event had 
to be postponed until he could make another trip to the county seat to get the right papers. 

********** September 24, 1903 

The Hankinson friends of Willictm Ranger Cand this comprises every old resident of the 
town) will be pleased to learn of his marriage at Washington, DC, on Sept. 27th to Miss 
Alice Belle Dtmlap. The lady had acted in the capacity of housekeeper for him since the 
death of Grandma Blackmer early in the summer and is a native of Michigan. Mr. Ranger's 
present position is under the civil service rules and is therefore likely to be permanent. 

********** October 8, 1903 

. The wedding of August Kehn to a yovmg lady who recently arrived from the old country 

was celebrated in good German fashion yesterday at the home of William Kratise, thirteen mile 

southwest of town. *x^^^^^^^^ 

********** October 15, 1903 


North DAkota's only millionaire. Col. C. A. Morton of Fargo, was married in St, Paul 
last week to Miss Helen Swanson, a nurse who had attended him through a severe illness. 
The announcements fail to state whether the valiant colonel fell a victim to the wiles of 
a leap year cv^id, or did his own proposing. 

********** ' March 10, 1904 

The maxriage of Albert Frankfurth to Miss Martha Mohs occurred at the German Evangelicc 

Church this morning. Rev. KUnz officiated. Both are well known young people and have the 
congratulations and best wishes of all. 

********** March 10, 1904 

A big wedding occurred this morning at the Wild Rice Church north of town, the prin- 
cipals being Frank Medenwald and Miss Bertha Pankow. 'ttie ceremony was performed by Rev. 
Hilgendorf and was attended by a large number of friends. 

********** March 10, 1904 


VERNON.... A marriage license was issued at Sisseton last week to Gustaf Olson cind 
Miss Mcirgaret Dahl, both of this place. 

********** July 21, 1904 

On Thursday, May 30th, at 10 AM, the solemn words were spoken which made Mr. Charles 
Adamson and Miss Emma Bohn man and wife. The ceremony was performed at the Lutheran Chxarch 
Rev. T. Hinck officiating. After the ceremony the young couple drove to the home of the bri 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bohn, followed by scores of relatives and friends 
where a grand feast was spread after which everyone proceeded to enjoy themselves through 
the day. The bride and goom are well and favorably known in these parts. The bride is a 
daughter of one of our prominent farmers and the groom an industrious young man, both 
esteemed by all who know them. The writer joins The NEWS in wishing them a happy, prosper- 
ous voyage through life. *****»**^^ 

********** Jimp fi 1907 

GREAT BEND EXAMINER '^^^ °' ^^^ ' 


The meirriage of Robert E. Wessel of this city and Miss Teresa A. Malloy of Montrose, 
SD., was solemnized yesterday at 9 o'clock at the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Baker off- 
iciating. Immediately after, breakfast was served at Hotel Home, and all day yesterday 
the parlors of the hotel rang with merriment as the traveling men and friends dropped in 
to extend felicitations. 

Mr. Wessel is the happy and good natured salesman and collecting agent for the Advance 
Machine Company, a position he has held the past two years. Lately he has been transferred 
to_ this city from Wahpeton. The lady he has taken as a bride is a worthy young woman of 
pleasing acquaintance, and will make an excellent helpmeet. 

Mr. Wessel intends to build a home in Oakes, this being headquarters for his circuit. 
The couple left this morning for Wahpeton for a few days' visit with the groom's brother, 
and will return the end of this week. ...OAXES REPUBLICAN.... 

********** Janxiary 16, 1908 

The marriage of John Wolph to Miss Katrina Fisher was solemnized by Rev. Jos. F. Stud- 
nicka Tuesday morning. The young people are well known and will make their home southwest 
of town. ********** January 16, 1908 

Ben Medenwald was married on Wednesday of last week to Miss Timyjohn. Both are well 
and favorably known here. Mr. Medenwald has conducted a pool and billiard room for the past 
several years and the bride is a daughter of one of our prosperotis farmers, Fred Timyjohn. 

A number of friends and relatives gathered and enjoyed the occasion. The Great Bend 
band furnished music and it was a grand time that will be long remembered by those present. 
Mr. and Mrs. Medenwald will make their home in the Walby building. Their friends extend 
congratulations and best wishes. ...GREAT BEND EXAMINER.... 

********** May 26, 1910 

John Blanchard and Miss Anna Bemdt, both well known here, are to be married at Bis- 
marck on June 23rd, according to annoxmcements received by their friends. 

********** May 26, 1910 


George Bladow stole a inarch on his many friends this week by his marriage on Tuesday 
afternoon to Miss Mary Diedrich of Bismarck. The ceremony occturred at the home of the 
groom in Greendale, Rev. Kunz officiating. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Wm. Schuett and Mrs. 
Chas . Bladow, while the groom was supported by Mr. Wm. Schuett and Mr. Chas. Bladow. 
There were no other guests and the marriage was kept a profound secret until confided to 
The NEWS this morning. Following the ceremony the bridal party partook of a sxmptuous 
repast to which all did ample justice. 

The groom is one of Greendale 's most prominent farmers and is known and respected by 
everyone for miles around. The bride is a stranger to this locality but will be warmly 
welcomed by the neighbors and friends . 

The only regret of the groom' s friends is that they were not apprised of the happy 
event in advance so that they covild extend a welcome the heartiness of which would have 
been attested by niimber and voliane of sound. 

********** May 26, 1910 

The marriage of Miss Elsie Krause to Mr. Charles Ebel occurred at 10:30 AM this morn- 
ing at the German Evcin. Church in the presence of a small gathering of friends of the con- 
tracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. Kunz. The young couple are well 
Jtnown and enjoy the respect and esteem of all. The NEWS joins with their friends in extend- 
ing congratulations and best wishes. 

********** May 26, 1910 

A marriage license was issued on Nov. 29th to Wesley Gowin and Miss Louise Buck, both 
of Fairmount. ++++++++++ 

In the presence of friends on Monday afternoon by Rev. J. S. Rood at the parsonage, 
were married Wesley Gowin and Loviise Buck, both of Fairmount. Their many friends congrat- 
ulate these young people. For some time they will be at Mr. Gowin 's father's home in the 
Tyson neighborhood. 

********** December 11, 1919 

In the Fargo Forum of Tuesday, March 10th, we notice that marriage licenses were issuet 
that day to Mr. Clifford Markham and Miss Selma Larson, of New Effington and to Mr. George 
Winans, Jr., of Rosholt, and Miss Lenore Beito, of New Effington. All of these yotmg people 
are well and favorably known in this community. 

********** March 19, 1931 


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Friends of the August Krieg family will be pleased to learn that the reported death 
of Mrs. Krieg was a mistake. A letter received by one of B. Peitz's children this week frc 
one of the Kriegs' little girls stated that Mrs. Krieg was recovering from her severe illnt 
and was able to be up on Christmas Day. 

********** Jan. 3, 1902 

Herman F. Rogers, a Minneapolis traveling man, was instantly killed in a runaway near 
Abercrombie Tuesday evening. 

********** January 2A, 1902 

Henry Langbehn, Sr., passed away at his home in this village at 4; 40 AM Thursday morn- 
ing, at the age of 56 years. Deceased had been in poor health for some time and the end 
was not unexpected. He had been a resident of Hankinson for a number of years and by his 
industry had gained the respect and esteem of all. 

Besides the widow, deceased leaves three children. . .Mrs. C. C. Dwyer and Wm. B. Lang- 
behn of this place, and Henry Langbehn, Jr., of Woonsocket. SD. The latter arrived home 
this morning to attend the funeral which will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 
o'clock from the Congregational Church. (Wife's given name. . .Albertina) 

********** January 31, 1902 

It is reported here that the Dinger boys, Walt and Pete, formerly of Sisseton but who 
are well known here, were killed in a row in Oklahoma last week. The report has not been 

confirmed. . . .VEBLIN Advance 

********** February 14, 1902 

Jess R. French, the well known Wahpeton banker, died Tuesday at French Lick Springs, 
IN. fie left Wahpeton a week ago and while in Chicago caught cold which developed into 
pneumonia. He was not considered dangerously ill till the day before his death. 

He leaves a widow but no children. The remains will be taken to Wahpeton for inter- 
ment. Deceased was well known, having resided at Wahpeton for many years 

********** February 14, 1902 

Mrs. Blllington, wife of Norman Bllllngton, died at an early hour Tuesday morning at 

her home in this village. Deceased had been in poor health for some time and the end was 

not unexpected. Deceased leaves three children. .. .two daughters being at home and one son 

in Minnesota. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational Church, wi 

Rev. H. C. Compton conducting the services. More extended obituary will appear in next 

week's issue. 

*********** February 21, 1902 


Edwin H. Zlege, a young drug clerk at Wimbledon, committed suicide the first of the 

week by shooting himself through the head. Despondency is given as the cause. He had a 
sister living down the line at Glenwood. 

********** February 28, 1902 

W. R. Segar, a Soo passenger conductor running between Enderlin and Portal, was found 
dead in bed at the latter place Monday morning. Heart disease was the cause of his death. 
Deceased at one time had the Minneapolls-Enderlln run and was well known to some of our 
readers. ********** February 28, 1902 

Andrew Edblom received the sad intelligence yesterday of the death of his father. 

********** February 29, 1902 


Early Tuesday morning, February 18th, Mrs. N. Billington passed into her last long 
sleep to awaken in that heavenly home above. 

The deceased was bom in New York on November 7th, 1836, being therefore at the time 
of her death, 66 years old. Her home has been in Hankinson for the last fifteen years, 
being a cheerful, patient Christian for many years, and a member of the Congregational Churc 
of this place; she will be greatly missed by those who knew her best in church work. 

She leaves a husband, a son and two daughters to mourn her loss, as well as many frier 

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." 


We wish to thank all the friends who so kindly aided and sympathized with us In our 

late bereavement. „ „.i-i. 

Mr. Billington 

Minnie Billington 

Mrs. Burnett 

********** February 28, 1902 

Conductor Segar, who died from heart failure at Portal last week, carried a $1000 
policy In the Yeomen. 

********** March 7, 1902 

Daniel Lynch, well known to the traveling public as the proprietor of the Exchange 
Hotel at Oakes, died this week. 

********** March 7, 1902 

During last Saturday's storm a fast freight ran into a snow bound way freight on the 

Great Northern just south of Mayville, Traill County, killing the fireman on the fast freig 

and injuring H. J. Morris, a traveling man, so badly that he died the next morning. 

********** March 7, 1902 

The entire family of L. P. Scone, a farmer living near Sisseton, is dead or dying as 

the result of escaping coal gas. The family consisted of wife and three children, one boy 
and two girls. 

They were last seen Saturday night. Sunday playmates called but were unable to gain 
admittance. It was supposed the family was away. Monday night a neighbor called and dis- 
covered the entire family in bed unconscious. A doctor was called, but the girls were dead, 
and although the son and wife revived they are not expected to live. 

********** March 14, 1902 

Among the victims of the storm last Sunday was John Delaney, a brother of the well 
known cattle buyers at Napoleon. Deceased was found frozen to death near Park River where 
he had been buying cattle. He was about 60 years old and resided in Harvey. 

********** March 21, 1902 

Mrs. Chas. Klawitter, died last Saturday evening at her home a few miles northwest of 
this place. Deceased had given birth to a child about a week previous, resulting in compli- 
cations which caused her death. She had been married about three years and leaves a husbanc 
and one child besides the infant to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Hilgc 
dorf conducting the services. 

********** March 28, 1902 

E. K. Fladby, a prominent Rutland business man, died last week during an operation foj 
lockjaw, caused by an internal rupture. 

********** March 28, 1902 

E. F. Wirth was summoned to his old home at Shawno, Wl., last Friday by a message 
announcing the dangerous illness of his mother. 

********** April 11, 1902 

Miss May Latterell decided last Saturday to make a long deferred visit to her grand- 
mother at Raymond, MN., and prepared to take the Great Northern afternoon train. While 
waiting at the depot a message was received announcing the death of the aged lady, and her 
intended pleasure trip was turned to one of sorrow. She attended the funeral, which was he. 
at St. Cloud, MN., Sunday. Miss Emma Hein acted as assistent to the Postmaster Aim during 
her absence. 


April 11, 1902 

DurinR Monday's thunder storm the new bam of Robert Winter near Sisseton was struck 
by lightning and burned to the ground with all its contents. Three horses and several hea 
of cattle and sheep perished. The building also contained several hundred bushels of grai: 
and a full set of farm machinery, all of which burned and is a total loss. 

Mr. Winter's mother, 74 years old, was the only member of the family at home at the 
time of the fire and in her endeavor to get the horses from the burning building her cloth- 
ing caught fire and she was so severely burned she died a few hours later. The loss is clo 
to $2,000 and no insurance. 

********** April 11, 1902 

The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheller, residents of the north side, die 
Tuesday. The little one was just recovering from measles and had a relapse. 

********** April 18, 1902 


Nick Fox of Vernon Commits Suicide and His Brother, Pete, Goes Craxy. . . . 

A tragedy occurred just south of Vernon last week with an air of mystery about it 
that will probably never be explained . 

Nicholas and Peter Fox were two well-to-do bachelor brothers of middle age who lived 
alone about four miles southeast of Vernon. They were in comfortable circumstances. . .had a 
good farm, were out of debt and had a couple of thousand dollars of ready money. They were 
quiet and industrious Scandinavians and highly thought of in the vicinity. 

Last Thursday Pete appeared at the Jones and Dales store at Vernon and gave Mr. Dales 
$1750 to deposit for his account in one of the Hankinson banks. He returned again, and his 
actions were so strange as to raise a doubt in Mr. Dales' mind as to his sanity. He remaine 
in town and later in the day became violent and was taken to Slsseton and committed to the 
South Dakota asylum. 

Friday morning a neighbor went over to the Fox place and on the floor of a blacksmith 
shop on the premises found the dead body of Nick, he having committed suicide by blowing hie 
head off with a shotgun. The body lay on its back with the gun beside it, and a short stlcV 
had evidently been used to discharge the piece after placing the muzzle under his chin. 

So far as known neither brother knew of the other's misfortune and that the two shoul 
thus be removed from the community in such a tragic manner is one of those strange visitatlc 
of providence that is beyond the ken of mortal comprehension. The only known relatives live 
at Elbow Lake, MN., and they were notified of the tragedy and took charge of the remains. 

********** April 18, 1902 

Mrs. Peter Anderson committed suicide at Breckenrldge by hanging Monday. Her husband 
had been an inmate of the Fergus Falls insane asylum for several years and was considered 
Incurable. She leaves two children, a boy of 14 and a girl of 5. 

********** April 25, 1902 

Fred Tews, an old and respected resident whose home is north of town, died Sunday morr 
Ing, at the age of 77 years. The cause of death was kidney trouble. Deceased leaves a wide 
and two married daughters, Mrs. August Hoefs of Belford Township and Mrs. Wm. Witt of this 
place. The funeral was held from St. John's church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Hllgendorf con- 
ducting the services, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. 

********** April 25, 1902 

Miss Anne Strege died at the home of her father, Albert Strege, in Park Township last 
Friday, at the age of 23 years. The funeral was held Sunday. 

********** May 2, 1902 

A message was received here last Thursday announcing the sad news of Mrs. George W. 
Taylor's death at Menahga, MN. She had been very low ever since the birth of an Infant a 
couple of weeks previous and the end was not unexpected. Her husband and parents were with 
her when the end came. 


Deceaaed was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lisk of Elma and was well known here and 
at Fairmount. She was married to George W. Taylor of Fairmount a couple of years ago and 
resided there until last fall, when the family moved to Menahga where Mr. Taylor is engaged 
in the real estate business. The remains were taken to Fairmount where the funeral occurrec 
Saturday afternoon from the M. E. Church. A husband and little infant mourn her loss and 
the sympathy of a large circle of sorrowing friends is extended to the bereaved family. 

********** Kay 2 1902 

Joseph Mitchell died at the home of his son near Senora yesterday morning at the age > 

73 years. He had been a sufferer from a cancer on the lip for several years and this was t! 

cause of his death. Deceased leaves a widow and two children. .. .a son living near Senora 

with whom he has made his home since coming from Minnesota two years ago, and a married dau; 

ter living in Nebraska. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock from th( 

home, interment to take place in the Hankinson Cemetery just east of town. Rev. Fred Walte: 

will conduct the services . 

********** May 9^ 1902 

Mrs. Gustav Stach passed away at the hospital Tuesday evening after a lingering illne 
extending over several months. Deceased, whose maiden name was Ida Medenwald, was married 
to Gustav Stach a year and a half ago and a year later gave birth to a son. She had been a 
steady sufferer since from complications which ensued at that time and was removed to the 
hospital Monday for treatment, but was too far gone for mortal aid to be of avail. 

The funeral will be held this afternoon from the German Lutheran Church in which she 
became a bride a few brief months ago. Rev. Fred Wolters will conduct the services. The 
remains will be interred in the Lutheran Cemetery west of town. The sympathy of the entire 
community is extended to the bereaved husband and infant in their hour of trial. 

********** May 16, 1902 


Boy Shoots Himself Near Wyndmere 

A 13 year old boy named Claude Stonehocker, living with his parents near Wyndmere, 

was fatally shot last Thursday morning with a 16 gauge shot-gun. The boy was driving a tea] 

attached to a wagon and hay rack, and was carrying the gun across his knees. 

It is supposed the jolt of the wagon dislodged the gun and in falling it struck the 

wheel of the wagon and was discharged. The charge entered the abdomen just below the heart 

causing instant death. An inquest held Friday resulted in a verdict in accordance with the 

facts stated as above. 

********** May 30, 1902 

Three children have died on the north side during the past week of scarlet fever. 
The first was a little one from the family of John Sheller, Jr., and the funeral was held 
Sunday. The other two were children of John Roth and Andrew Yarskie respectively. A doubl 
funeral was held yesterday for the last two, the services being conducted at the Catholic 

Church. ********** May 30, 1902 


John Ostrum, a farm hand, was killed by a Soo freight train at Tenney on Tuesday 
of last week. He attempted to catch on a moving car but fell under, his right leg being 
crushed at the hip. He was taken to Fainnount for medical treatment but survived only a 
few hours. ********** june 6, 1902 

A death from the real old fashioned small pox is reported from the Adams farm, the 
victim being James Adams. His death occurred on Thursday morning of last week. 

********* * June 6, 1902 

Mrs. Ava Weinkaut died at the home of her son Wm. Weinkaut in Minnesota Township, 
Roberts County, on Sunday afternoon, at the age of 89 years. The funeral was held on Tues- 
day, the remains being interred in the Reservation Cemetery. Deceased was a homesteader in 
Elma Township but spent most of her time at the home of her son in Roberts County. 

********** June 13, 1902 

Dr. H. W. Koppelberger of Wheaton, MN,, who has visited relatives here several times 
and is well known to many of our readers, is reported to be very low with consumption at 

Eau Clare, WI., and can survive only a few weeks Since writing the above, news has been 

received of the death of Dr. Koppelberger at Eau Claire on Sunday evening. He leaves a wife 
and child to mourn his loss, the former a daughter of George Russell formerly of this place. 

********** June 13, 1902 

Involving Peter Fox of Near Vernon 

The tragic suicide of Nick Fox near Vernon last April and the sudden insanity of his 
brother Peter is fresh in the minds of most of our readers. The following special from 
Elbow Lake, involving Peter and other members of the family will therefore be of local int- 

The bloodiest deed ever committed in Grant County, took place on a farm five miles 
north of town. John Fox killed his mother, brother and himself. No one witnessed the 

John entered the house and told the hired girl that he wanted to shoot a skunk, and 
left with a gun. The girl followed him to look after the chickens and shortly after she 
heard two shots, yells and groans. Coming up John met her and ordered her to leave if she 
not want to get hurt and she fled. 

From the appearance his brother Peter stood against a hitching post. John probably 
was in a granary six rods away and fired the shot. The charge entered Peter's head, face 
and breast, felling him. Peter yelled after he was shot and while he was lying on the 
ground John fired a revolver into the back of his head, the bullet lodging over the right ej 

The shooting attracted his aged mother, who apparently was supporting herself on a bee 
post peering out of the window when John entered, and placed the revolver against the back 
of her head and fired, the bullet coming out near the eye. Death was Instantaneous . 

A neighbor, John Olson, heard the shooting and started to investigate. He was met at 


the fence by John with a revolver and told to go if he did not want to get killed too. 
He hurried to town. John then put the muzzle to his ear and fired. He died instantly. A 
note on the back of a letter found in John's pocket book reads: 

"No one who is not suffering like I am can tell how it feels. No pen can describe it, 
so do not care for me. If I do not do it I will have to suffer a thousand deaths and still 
have to die. ....John Fox." 

Peter was insane, and another brother Nicholas committed suicide on April 12th at 
Slsseton. SD., by blowing off the top of his head with a shotgun. The father is sick and 
in Minneapolis for treatment. The father and mother are both over seventy. 

********** June 27, 1902 

Mrs. Vta. Gollnlck passed away at her home three miles this side of Great Bend last 
Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. She was a victim of that dread disease, consum- 
ption. Deceased was about 25 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bohn 
of Great Bend. She was married to Win. Gollnick several years ago and besides the sorrowing 
husband leaves two small children to mourn her untimely death. Tlie funeral was held on 
Monday, the interment taking place in the Great Bend Cemetery. 

********** June 27, 1902 


Mrs. Elizabeth Emma Baker, wife of Wm. H. Baker of Elma Township, departed this life 
on Sunday, June 29th, at 3:30 PM., after an illness of twelve days. The immediate cause of 
her death being blood poisoning. The funeral was held from the home of the deceased, nine 
miles southwest of town, on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Compton conducting the services. 
A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains to their final 
resting place beside the grave of her mother on the hill overlooking Lake Elsie, one of the 
most beautiful sites in Richland County. Deceased was a daughter of Edward Coppin, former!- 
of this place and was one of a family of ten children. She was 33 years old at the time of 
her death and was married to Wm. H. Baker on Jan. lAth, 1890, Of this union three children 
were bom.... two boys and one girl.... all of whom survive her. In addition to the husband 
and children, three sisters and six brothers are left to mourn her loss. 

Deceased was a kind christian woman who commanded the respect and esteem of all who 
knew her. A loving mother and affectionate wife, she was ever ready to contribute in every 
possible way to the comfort and happiness of those with whom she came in contact, and the 
world is better for her having lived. 

Besides the relatives who live in this vicinity, the funeral was attended by Mrs. Jes: 
Baker and Wm. Coppin, brother and sister of the deceased, and Alfred Coppin, an Uncle, both 
of Wahpeton. ^^^^^^^j^^^* J^^■^^ 4^ I902 

Win. Jahr, one of the oldest residents of this sectionj passed away at his home on the 
north side on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock after a lingering illness. Deceased was 66 yea 


old, having been bom in Jacherzike, West Prussia, on May 2nd, 1836, and had reached the 
age of four generations. On Dec. 28th, 1856, he was married to Ernestine Riemer and thirt- 
een children were bom to this union. The widow survives him as well as seven of the 
children and 24 grandchildren. 

The surviving daughters are: Mrs. Minnie Leutzer of Breckenridge, MN., Mrs. Bertha 
Lldsay of Staples, MN., Mrs. Mary Weinkauf and Mrs. Emma Erase who lives 18 miles southwest 
of here and Mrs. Clara Hoffman of this place; two sons, Fred Jahr of St. Paul and Charles 
Jahr who lives southwest of town. 

Deceased came to this country in 1879 and has been a resident of Hankinson ever since 

The children were all present at the funeral, which was held in the German Evangelical Chur< 

of which he was a member, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Fred Walters conducted th. 

services. The remains were interred in the Lutheran Cemetery. "Blessed are they that belie 

in the LORD." 

********** July 11, 1902 

Roy Baker, a 10 year old boy, was dragged to death by a horse near Minot last Friday. 
He was thrown from the horse and became entangled in a halter rope. 

********** July 18, 1902 

Dick Halleron was shot and instantly killed on Thursday of last week three miles sout: 
of Oakes by J. W. Hutsinpiller. Halleron was a bachelor and lived neighbor to Hutsinpiller 
He was quairrelsome and of sullen disposition. A month ago on complaint of Hutsinpiller, 
Halleron was arrested for slandering Mrs. Hutsinpiller, and was bound over to the district 
court, went to jail and was out on bail. After getting out he threatened the life of Huts- 
inpiller and others, and attempted to attack Hutsinpiller who shot him in self defense. 
Hutsinpiller gave himself up and public sympathy is in his favor. 

********** July 18, 1902 

Charles E, Cavalier, North Dakota's first white settler, died at Pembina this week, a 

the age of 8A years. He settled at Pembina In 1851 and has resided there ever since, holdl 
a number of political offices at various times. 

********** August 1, 1902 

The many Hankinson friends of the Ketcham family will be pained to learn of the death 
of their little 7 year old daughter, Marion E., which occurred at Britton, SD., on the 8th 
of August. She had recently suffered an attack of appendicitis followed by pneumonia, and 
lacked the vitality to survive. Her untimely death is sad news to her playmates as well 
as all friends of the family. 

********** August 22, 1902 

We are in receipt of a copy of the Eugene (OR.) Register announcing the death of Anna 
I. Morden at the home of her mother Mrs. E. Morden, at Castle Rock, WA. , on the 21st of Aug 
Miss Morden was a teacher in our public schools in 1899-1900 and the news of her untimely 
death will be a shock to her former Hankinson acquaintances. The remains were taken to Eug 
ene for interment. ********** August 29, 1902 


In a drunken row at Barney on Monday, Layfayette Toms shot and killed a stranger. 
The shooting was done with a revolver and the ball passed through the stomach and came 
out at the back. Toms walked into Wyndmere and surrendered himself, being taken to Wahpet- 
on for safe keeping. He is from Little Sauk, ^QJ. , and had been working near Barney for some 
time. He claims the shooting was done in self defense. Details of the affair are lacking 

as yet. ********** 

September 12, 1902 

M. D. Patten, a well known carpenter at Wahpeton, fell from the scaffold of a building 
at Mooreton last week, and was Instantly killed. The deceased was well known to the writer, 
having been one of a large colony of Ohioans who settled in Sargent County in 1887, and ten 
years ago moved from there to Wahpeton. He leaves a wife and four children, one of whom is 
clerk In the census department at Washington. 

********** September 12, 1902 

A threshing engine exploded near Ayr, Cass County, on Monday, Instantly killing Wallac 
Heaton, a farm hand. ********** September 12, 1902 

Mrs. Lizzie Chamberlain, wife of John Chamberlain of Oakee, died at that place Sunday 
morning at 11:15 AM, at the age of nineteen years. Deceased was a daughter of B. Peltz of 
this place and was bom at Elizabeth, MN., on April 26th, 1883. 

In January of this year she was married to John Chamberlain, express messenger on the 
Soo, and since that time has resided at Cakes. Deceased had been in the hospital at Cakes 
for the past three weeks, and blood poisoning was the immediate cause of her death. Funeral 
services were held at Cakes after which the remains were brought here and another service 
held, interment taking place in the Catholic Cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy 
of a large circle of friends in their sad affliction. 

********** September 19, 1902 

The Great Northern passenger struck a wagon driven by one of Ralph Maxwell's hired mei 
at Lldgervood on Saturday evening, killing both horses and driver. The unfortunate man livt 
half an hour after the accident. No blame attaches to the company as the accident was pure] 
the result of his own carelessness. 

L. J. Thompson, the man killed by a Great Northern train at Lidgerwood last Friday, 
was a brother of Mrs. Glassel formerly of this place and was about 50 years old. The remalr 
were taken to Falrmount for interment . 

********** September 19, 1902 

15 Year Old Boy Shoots Himself at Vernon, Dying Instantly 
A shooting accident that resulted in the death of Vincent Kaiser, the 15 year old son 
of Peter Kaiser, occurred at Vernon last Sunday afternoon. Young Kaiser, in company with 
another boy, had been hunting and drove into Vernon about 5 o'clock with a two wheeled cart 


drawn by a mule. The bottom of the cart was made of slats and between two of these the gun 
slipped and was discharged, the charge striking young Kaieer in the stomach, killing him inst 
antly. The remains were taken to his home three miles east of Vernon where the funeral was 
held Tuesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the cemetery just east of Vernon. 

Deceased was a particularly bright boy and was the idol of his parents who are almost 
crazed with grief. The mother is a sister of J. P. and Frank Glasner and the family is well 
known here. ********** October 3, 1902 

Mrs. Charles Liermann, Sr., an aged lady and wife of one of the oldest settlers on th( 
Rice, died last Saturday morning at her home five miles north of town after a prolonged ill- 
ness of stomach trouble. Deceased leaves a husband but no children. The funeral was held 

on Sunday. ********** „, ,„ , „„„ 

•^ October 10, 1902 

While demonstrating how President McKinley was assassinated, Percy Vaugsness shot and 
instantly killed Julius Brown at Milnor, 35 miles northwest of here, last Saturday. Both 
were threshing hands and strangers in that vicinity. Vaugness extended his hand to Brown 
and snapped the revolver, supposing it was not loaded, with the above result. The shooting 
was purely accidental and one of the long series of "didn't-know-it-was-loaded" tragedies. 

********** October 10, 1902 

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of James C. Wilson at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs, P.. H. Hankinson, at 2 o'clock this morning at the age of 76 years. A month 
ago he was stricken with paralysis and his death has been expected for some time. 

Deceased leaves six daughters and three sons Mrs, J. H. LaVoke of Duluth; Mrs. E. 

H. Holliday, Mrs. F. M. Barnard, C. Z. Doolittle, all of Minneapolis and Mrs. Ida M. Wilson 
and Mrs. Hankinson of this place; F. R. Wilson, Jas . C. Wilson, Jr., and W. W. Wilson. The 
remains will be taken to Minneapolis tonight where the funeral will occur tomorrow after- 
noon from the home of E. H. Holliday. 

********** October 24, 19C2 

Frederick Bolz, a well known resident of Park Township, died in the hospital at Alex- 
andria, MN., last Sunday morning at 5 AM, after an illness of two months. Deceased was 
stricken with paralysis early in the fall and was taken to the hospital at Alexandria, MN., 
where he formerly resided. He was a native of Germany and served in the army during the 
wars of 1866 and 1871 winning two medals for gallantry in the service. 

He was 58 years old and came to this country 30 years ago, settling first in Minnesot 
and later in Park Twsp., 11 miles southwest of here, where he has since resided. His wife 
and one son, Richard Bolz, survive him. The remains were brought here from Alexandria Mond 
night and the funeral was held at the Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Fred Walte 
conducting the services. The remains were interred in the cemetery southwest of town. 

********** October 31, 1902 



Ivan Lisk Taylor, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lisk, passed away on the morning of 
November 1st, after an illness of two weeks, at their home in Elma. Services were held at 
the house at 1:30 PM on Nov. 1st. The remains were then taken to Fairmount where services 
were held at the home of G. W. Taylor of Fairmount. He was then laid to rest beside his 
mother in the Fairmount Cemetery. "Gone but not Forgotten." 

********** November 7, 1902 

A man named Fuller was killed south of Wahpeton Friday night by the Milwaukee freight. 
He was driving across the track in company with a companion when the engine struck the rig. 
The other man jumped but Fuller was killed instantly. 

********** November 7, 1902 

Fred Krause, an old resident, died at his home north of town last Friday night after 
a. long illness. The funeral was held Sunday. 

********** November 7, 1902 

The body of an unknown man was found lying in a field twenty miles south of here, in 
Roberts County, Sunday. The body was evidently that of an insane man who sought to end his 
life by walking into a burning straw pile. When found the clothing was entirely burned away 
and the body below the head and shoulders was literally roasted and some of the members were 
burned off. There is no clue as to the identity of the man further than that furnished by a 
charred letter taken from a remnant of the clothing. It was almost unintelligible but as 
nearly as could be made out was written by Thomas A. Baxter, 249 Jefferson Ave., Grand Rapi 
Michigan. From the postmark on the wrapper it appears that the letter was received at Minn- 
eapolis and was in reference to some religious tracts that had been sent to Webster, SD. 
Within the letter was found the name of J. Wright, but whether this was the name of the dead 
man is not known. The ground for the belief that the man was crazy is from the fact that he 
was seen by neighbors on the night of death bare-footed and was but scantily clad. He refus 
to say anything further than "I am looking for God." His hair was raven black, tinged with 
gray and hung down his back fully eighteen inches. The body was taken possession of by the 
Roberts County authorities and held for identification. 

* ********* November 7, 1902 

Ed. Kugel was killed at Napoleon, Logan County, by the premature explosion of a home- 
made cannon at an election jubilee. 

********** November lA, 1902 

GREAT BEND The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. G. Godjahn died Saturday night. The 

parents were not aware of its death until they awoke the next morning. 


The 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klutter died last Friday morning after 
a lingering illness. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, the remains being interred ir 

the cemetery south of town. ********** November 14, 1902 


S. R. Skinner, a land seeker bound for Alberta, was instantly killed by the east 
bound Soo passenger train at Nashua, the second station east of here on Wednesday afternoon. 

The west bound train was side tracked at Nashua to let the east train pass and Skinner 
with a number of others, left the train to inspect a cornfield near by. In returning the 
party had to cross the main track on which the east bound train was approaching. All crosse 
safely but Skinner, who was struck on the right hip by the pilot of the engine and thrown 
with great force against a coach of the side tracked train. His neck was broken and his lef 
arm fractured in three places besides sustaining internal injuries. He was dead when picked 
up. The remains were brought here and embalmed, being shipped to Barron, WI., where he leav 
a wife and two children. He was about AO years old and advices from his home indicated that 
he was in comfortable circumstances. 

* ********* November 21, 1902 



Sargent County Independent, Nov, 27th Mrs. W. C. Forman, one of the earliest 

settlers of this county, died last Monday morning at the home of her son at Hankinson, ND. 
She was at Hankinson for hospital treatment. Her ailment, an affection of the heart, baff- 
led all treatment, and despite the constant care and attention of loving hands, she grad- 
ually sank to her final rest. She had lived the life of a devoted christian and died with 
the assurance of eternal happiness. 

The funeral took place yesterday from the Congregational Church, of which she was a 
member. Rev. Vaugh officiating, assisted by Rev. Bridewell of the M. E. Church. The attend- 
ance was very large. "Aunt Debbie," as deceased was tenderly termed by the public, was a 
friend to everyone, and all her acquaintances seemed to have a strong friendship for her. 
She was an elder sister of the editor of the Independent, and he is Indebted to her sisterl; 
counsel and care, dating from his early childhood, for most of what may be his best qualiti 
Her life influence has been for good. Though dead, she still lives through the ennobling 
example of her character, her uniform kindness and generosity. 

Mrs. Theo. Lutz of Chicago, and Mrs. S. M . Lockerby of Valley City, sisters, were 
present at the last sad rites. Thos. B. Hurly of Bowbells, another brother, owing to the 
delay in a telegram, failed to reach here in time. Deceased leaves a husband and two child 
ren...W. C. Forman, Jr., editor of the Hankinson News, and little Clara Forman of this plac 
Their attachment to her was unusually strong and was fully reciprocated. Their great grief 
like that of all her relatives, can better be imagined than described. Interment was in th 
Forman Cemetery. 

Deceased was bom in Tralee, Ireland, in 1848, and emigrated to this country with her 

family when a child. 

********** November 28, 1902 


Passenger train No. 107 on the Soo crashed Into an emigrant car at Portal last Sat- 
urday morning, killing 0. J. Hayes and injuring Walter Patridge, a boy of 13, both of whom 
were sleeping in the car. The accident was caused by someone failing to close the switch 
and the responsibility has not yet been placed. 

* ********* November 28, 1902 

Mrs. Ernestine Sowell died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. Fran 
furth, at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 4 days. Deceased was the mother of Mrs. Frank 
Frankfurth of this place and Mrs. Ernestine Krueger of Wild Rice, and arrived here Sunday 
night from Milwaukee. 

Deceased was bom on Feb. 21st, 1819, in the Province of Posen, Germany and was marrie 
to Gottlieb Sowell, who died eleven years ago. Five children survive her... Mrs. Frankfurth 
and Mrs. Krueger, Mrs. Schultz of Milwaukee, and William and Charles Sowell of Michigan and 
Wisconsin respectively. The family emigrated to this country in 1876. 

The funeral is being held this afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Walters con- 
ducting the services. 


November 28, 1902 

Miss Grace Foster, a sister of Everett Foster, formerly proprietor of the Hankinson 
News, and of Mrs. R. B. Willard, committed suicide while in a hospital at Minneapolis rec- 
ently by saturating her clothing with kerosene and then setting fire to them. The remains , 
were taken to her home at Aberdeen for interment . 


Joseph Dimert, a farmer living near Eckleson, this state, died last week at the age 
of 74 years. He was the father of 24 children, nineteen of whom are living. Of the nine- 
teen, all but four are living in North Dakota. It would be interesting to know how many 
grandchildren the old gentleman had. 

********** November 28, 1902 

Two Lives Lost Twelve Miles South west of Town Tuesday Night by the Fiery Demon. 

Were Returning Home from Town and Sought Refuge from Storm in an Abandoned Shanty 

Former Leaves Wife and Five Children, Ziebrath a Single Man Fire Caused by Their Own Cart 


Chris Henke and Paul Ziebrath lost their lives by the burning of a building thirteen 
miles southwest of here during Tuesday night's blizzard. 

Henke, who is a well-to-do farmer, came to town Tuesday accompanied by Paul and Max 
Ziebrath, sons of Julius Ziebrath, a neighboring farmer. They spent the afternoon in town, 
leaving about dusk for home. Max Ziebrath, instead of returning with the others, accompanic 
Martin Fellbaum, another neighbor's boy. Both rigs were bob-sleighs, Henke 's sleigh being 
loaded with lignite coal. A team of gray horses (which Henke had purchased of John Green 
while in town) were tied behind his sleigh. Both rigs left town at about the same time 


and stayed together until they reached the comer of Frank Wolf's farm, where they parted, 
Fellbaum and his companion driving from there a short distance west where they stopped at 
Louis Brendle's home for the night on account of the blizzard which made it difficult to 
keep to the road. Henke and the older Ziebrath boy went on, however, but appear to have 
become bewildered shortly after. The rear bob of their sleigh came off just west of Louis 
Lund's place and they went on without it, the sleigh-box dragging on the ground. The coal 
was scattered along the ground from this point and in this way their subsequent movements 
were traced. They were off the road the remainder of the time, but kept in the right genera 
direction. They seem to have had more trouble with their rig, as the king-bolt was missing 
and the whiffle trees had been made fast with a piece of rope. They drove past Dan Sweeney' 
place and south a mile to a shack on the extreme southwest comer of the SW. h^ section 24 in 
Elma Twp., the building being on the main traveled road and less than three rods from the 
South Dakota state line. The building stood in a hollow and had not been occupied for about 
six months. It was a 14 x 16 structure, one story, built of logs stood on end and chinked 
up with mortar. A lean-to stable of the same size was attached to the south side of the 
building. The door was padlocked and the building contained only a stove without a stove- 
pipe, a straw tick in the northwest comer and a few empty boxes. The building was less thi 
a quarter of a mile from Henke's home and just across the road from his pasture fence. The 
men appear to have unhitched their team, standing them in the stable, but left the gray teai 
outside. They then forced open the padlocked door and probably started a fire in the stove . 
They had a keg of beer and some other liquor with them but were not intoxicated when they 
left town, and the younger Zeibrath says they were all right when he last saw them at Wolf; 
corner. Just what happened after this will never be known and is only a matter of conjectui 

The nearest dwelling house to the building is that of A. 0. Johnson who runs a small 
store about an eighth of a mile west. His wife noticed a bright light reflecting on their 
windows about 11:45 that night and on opening the door they saw that the vacant building wa; 
on fire. The night was so stormy that Mr. Johnson did not investigate further. Other nei- 
ghbors saw the fire, including the wife of Henke, but made no investigation until the mornii 
Just before noon of the following day, Dan Sweeney, Peter J. Hetland, A. 0. Johnson and othc 
visited the scene of the fire and were horrified to see in the ruins the charred remains of 
human being. They thought it best to make no further investigation of the ruins until the 
arrival of the coroner. The horses were found on the prairie, the gray team unhurt but the 
others badly singed and with the harness partly burned off. Inquiries in the neighborhood 
revealed the fact that Henke had not arrived home and on driving to town they found that Pa' 
Ziebrath had left here with him and opinion was divided as to whether Max Ziebrath had been 
in the rig or accompanied Fellbaum. M. A. Wipperman phoned to Coroner Kaufman at Wahpeton 
stating the facts as far as known, but the coroner was unable to come and authorized Mr. Wl 
perman to secure a justice and hold an inquest. Judge Herbert was empowered as Acting Coro 
and a party of five (J. B. Herbert, M. A. Wipperman, A. J. Barker, Herman Wlrth and W. C. F 
man, Jr.,) left town yesterday (Christmas) morning for the scene of the fire, taking with 


them one casket as it was not known positively whether more than one life had been lost. 

The party reached the scene at 1:30 and soon several farmers from the vicinity were on the 

spot. The charred body in sight was turned over but at first could not be identified. The 

limbs were missing, little remaining but the head and charred trunk. After shoveling in the 

snow a few moments the remains of another man were revealed. This body was even more badly 

burned than the other. The limbs were almost entirely missing and only the trunk and a smal 

piece of skull were found. Two watches, a knife, a pair of pliers and other trinkets were 

found, being sufficient to identify the first body as that of Paul Ziebrath and the other 

that of Chris Henke. The latter had apparently been lying on the tick in the comer and was 

probably overcome by heat and smoke without making an effort to escape. Ziebrath had starte 

for the door and when about four feet from it was overcome and fell forward on his face. On 

watch had stopped at 11:05 and the other at 12:A5, showing about the hour of the fire and 

confirming the testimony of the neighbors on this point. The party then proceeded to Johnso 

store, a team sent to the Zeibrath home, some three miles further west, to look for the othe 

Zelbrath boy, who up to this time had not been accounted for. He was found and with his fat 

er brought to Johnson's. They completed the identification of the watches and other article 

found on the bodies. 

Acting Coroner Herbert had empaneled a jury consisting of M. A. Wipperman, W. C. FormE 

Jr., and Dan Sweeney, and the following verdict was returned: 

State of North Dakota, 

County of Richland, 

An inquest held in Elma Township, County and state aforesaid, on the 25th day of 

December, A. D., 1902, before J. B. Herbert, Acting Coroner of said County, upon 

the bodies of Paul Zelbrath and Chris Henke there lying dead, by the jurors whose 

names are hereto subscribed. The said jurors upon their oaths do say, that said Paul 

Zeibrath and Chris Henke came to their death as the result of a fire started by their 

own hands in a vacant building on the southwest comer of the S. V. h 24-129-51 at or 

about midnight of Dec. 23, 1902. 

M. A. Wipperman 
W. C. Forman, Jr. 
Daniel Sweeney. 

Chris Henke was 38 years of age and had a family of five children, the oldest a girl 
of 12 and the youngest an infant in arms. He lived just across the line in South Dakota, 
had a quarter of land with good buildings and was in very good circumstances. The wife is 
prostrated with grief at the tragic fate which befell her husband almost at his own door, 
and has the sympathy of all. 

Henke carried no life insurance he being strongly opposed to fraternal societies of 
all kinds. 

Paul Zeibrath was 25 years old and single, making his home with his father and younge: 
brother. He was at one time a member of the Woodmen of the World but had allowed his insur- 
ance to lapse. 


The funeral of the two will be held Sunday and the remains will be interred in the 
cemetery about four miles west of the Henke farm. 

********** December 26, 1902 

John Armstrong, who was one of the lecturers at the Farmers Institute held here two 
weeks ago, was found dead in bed at the Ward Hotel in Aberdeen Tuesday morning. Heart dis- 
ease was the probable cause. The home of the deceased was at DeSmet , ED., where he had ex- 
perience as a stock raiser. He will be remembered by those who attended the institute here 
as a very genial gentleman, apparently in the best of health and good for twenty years more 

^^^^^^^y- ********** 

19 3 

December 26, 1902 


Hankinson is in mourning today, occasioned by the death of Mrs. Minnie B. Tubbs which 
occurred at the hospital last night at ten minutes to 12 o'clock. 

Deceased was taken ill at her home in Kensal ten days ago, and local physicians were 
unable to afford relief. She was brought here Wednesday and taken at once to the hospital 
where an operation was performed the same day for strangulation of the bowels. She rallied 
nicely after the operation but grew worse yesterday and gradually sank to her long rest, 
passing away peacefully just before midnight in the presence of her family and relatives. 

She leaves a husband and two little girls, Hazel and Helen, eight and five years old, 
respectively, also a brother and sister residing here...E. S. Merrifield and Mrs. E. L. Kin 
ney. Two other brothers and her aged mother reside at Elk River, MN., where the remains wi 
be taken tomorrow for interment, after a brief service at the Kinney home at 10 o'clock AM. 

The esteem in which her memory is held is best attested by the sorrow expressed on 
every hand and the universal sympathy expressed for the bereaved ones. 

********** January 2, 1903 

Harry Sinclair, Jessie Forsythe and James Leffel were fatally burned in a restaurant 
fire at Wimbledon, a small town on the Soo in Barnes County, Christmas Eve. The fire is 
supposed to have been caused by the explosion of a gasoline stove. Two small frame build- 
ings were burned. 


January 2, 1903 

The funeral of Chris Henke and Paul Zeibrath, victims of the tragedy in Elma Twp., 
last week, was held Tuesday. Services were conducted at the Lutheran Church four miles 
west of the Henke home, and the interment took place in the cemetery nearby. The aged 
father and other relatives of Henke came up from Wood Lake, MN. , to be present at the fun- 
eral, which was very largely attended. Much S3nnpathy is expressed for the widow of Henke, 
who is left in only fair circumstances and with a family of five small children. He was an 


old settler, his land lying just across the line in South Dakota and about 13 miles south- 
west of here. Ziebrath's father purchased the Ole Satterland farm a year ago and the family 
are comparatively newcomers. Both parents survive him as well as several brothers and siste 

********** January 2, 1903 

Bodies of Two Girls Found West of Sisseton. . .Three Men Killed Near Wheaton 
Two daughters of Ole Thronson, residing twelve miles west of Sisseton, were frozen to 
death in last week's storm. They were fourteen years of age and twins. They were returning 
from a visit in Day County with relatives were met at Sisseton by their father, who set out 
with them for home at a late hour in the evening, it is said he was intoxicated when he lef 
town. The storm burst upon them while passing through the range of coteaus and losing theii 
way, they wandered among the hills all night. When daylight came and the blanket was remove 
from over their heads, the girls were found stiff and white as marble. The- father was not 
badly frozen. ********** 

A snow plow on a trip from Ortonville, about one mile north of Dumont, uncovered the 
bodies of Albert Galuke and son and Ole Jansen, three farmers residing near Dumont. Two of 
the bodies were found on one side of the track and the other on the opposite side. From all 
appearances the parties were on their way home from Dumont in a blinding snow storm and wer( 
struck as they walked upon the track by a south bound train. 

********** January 16, 1903 


Edith May Kellogg, wife of Judson Kellogg, died at the hospital yesterday (Thursday) 
morning at 11 o'clock of heart failure. Deceased had been in poor health for some time pas' 
and while the end came suddenly it was not wholly unexpected. 

Deceased was bom at Metomen, a small town four miles from Rlppon, WI., on May 17th, 
1865, and was therefore in her 38th year. She was married to Judson Kellogg nineteen yea 
ago today... Jan. 16, 1884. She leaves no children, but is survived by the husband, four 
sisters and two brothers, all older than herself. They are Mrs. J. R. Jones and Mrs. John 
Osbom of this place, Lucian Stilwell of Deadwood, SD., Mrs. F. R. Munn of Rlppon, WI., Mrs 
E. C. Bent of Dell Rapids, SD., and Warren Stilwell of New York City. 

Deceased came to Hankinson about two years ago to assist in nursing her dying mother. 
Shortly after she purchased the millinery business of Miss Carrie Buchholz which she had 
since conducted. She was well known and made many friends through her genial disposition, 
all of whom extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. 

A short funeral service was held this morning at the Osbom home at 9:30 AM, after 
which the remains were taken to the Soo depot for shipment to the old home, Rippon, WI., 
where interment will take place on Sunday. Mr. Kellogg accompanies the remains. 

********** January 16, 1903 

Edward Buran of Elizabeth, Ottertail County, MN., well known to all the old settlers 
around Hankinson and Great Bend, died at his home at Elizabeth of acute inflammation of the 


kidneys last Monday forenoon at 9 o'clock at the age of 58 years. The funeral took place 
at the German Lutheran Church of Elizabeth yesterday at 2 PM. He leaves a wife, two daught 
and seven sons. One of the daughters is the wife of Sheriff Moody of this county. 



Mrs. Carrie Kutter, wife of Louis Kutter, died at the hospital last Friday morning, 
February 6th, of blood poisoning after an illness of about two weeks. Deceased was bom 
in Pierce County, WI., 39 years ago, her maiden name being Glouse. She was married to Loul 
Kitter 22 years ago, and the family settled in Elma Twp. twelve years ago where they have 
since resided. Twelve children were bom of this union... nine boys and three girls... all o 
whom survive her, the eldest being 21 years of age and the youngest a two weeks old Infant. 

A sorrowing husband is also left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife who was univer- 
sally esteemed for her many good qualities. Three brothers and two sisters also survive 
her, one of whom. . .John Glouse. .. .was present at the funeral, which was held at the German 
Evangelical Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Fred Walters conducting the services 
The funeral was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and neighbors, and much 
sympathy was expressed for the bereaved family. 

The remains were laid to rest In the Lutheran Cemetery southwest of town. 

********** February 12, 1903 

The I A month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Medenwald, living nine miles south east o; 
town, died Sunday afternoon of bronchitis. 

********** February 19, 1903 

Barbara Threnson, A6 years old, was found dead beside the road, eight miles west of 
Sisseton last Friday. She was but scantily clad and Is supposed to have frozen to death. 
She was an unmarried sister of Knut Threnson, whose two girls lost their lives in a short 
blizzard a short time ago. The body lay two days beside the road before being discovered. 

********** February 19, 1903 

Mrs. Flood, lOA years old, died at Fargo last week after having lived In three cent- 
uries. She was bom in Ireland in 1799. 

********** February 19, 1903 

John Grosskreutz died at the home of his son in Waldo Township Tuesday evening at the 

age of 80 years. Deceased took to his bed about two months ago and gradually grew weaker 

owing to old age, which was the cause of his death. He leaves a wife who is 65 years and 

five children. .. .Fred Grosskreutz, with whom he made his home for four years, Mrs. Herman 

Brummund, also of Hankinson, August Grosskreutz of Fulda, MN. , Chas . Grosskreutz of Morris, 

MN., who Is here to attend the funeral, Mrs. Brown of Austin, MN., and Mrs. Radke of Wells, 

MN. Deceased came to this country from Germany 21 years ago and located in Falrbault Count 

MN. , where he resided until coming here four years ago. The funeral will be held Saturday 

afternoon at 2 PM at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the remains will be Interred in 

the Lutheran Cemetery. ********** February 26, 1903 


John Wells, lineman for the Forman Telephone Company, was killed by the Soo passenger 
train at Forman on Sunday night. He undertook to board the train after it was in motion 
and fell under the wheels, his lower limbs and body being terribly mangled. He lived an 
hour after the accident but never regained consciousness. The remains were shipped east 
Monday night. 

Deceased was well known here, having had charge of the work of putting in the local 
telephone exchange. He visited the town at frequent intervals and spent last Friday here. 
Those who attended the masquerade Friday night will recall the maroon band uniform worn by 
him. He returned to Forman the same night, most of the trip being spent in conversation 
with the writer, who had known him ever since childhood. His parents settled near Forman 
in 1883 and he had grown to manhood there, where he was esteemed by all. Besides his par- 
ents he is survived by a brother and sister. 

********** February 26, 1903 

Oscar Farbey, an 18 year old boy, committed suicide by hanging, Monday afternoon, at 
the home of his uncle Charles Erickson, six miles west and two miles south of Vernon, where 
he had been working as a farm hand. 

Erickson drove to Hankinson Monday, leaving young Farbey alone in the house, and on 
arriving home at 4 o'clock the same afternoon found the boy hanging from a rope tied to a 
cross beam of the second story of the building. He had stood on a sack of flax and jumped 
off with the rope around his neck. The rope was too long for the purpose and the knees wer 
drawn up to keep them off the floor while he slowly strangeled to death. He had apparently 
been hanging for several hours when found. 

No cause is known for his self destruction, and the general opinion is that the boy 
was mentally unbalanced as he had been acting queer ly of late. 

Besides the uncle with whom he was living, he has an older brother working in the 
same neighborhood. The funeral was held yesterday. 

********** March 5, 1903 

D. C. Gearey, postmaster and merchant at Florine, seven miles south of Lidgerwood 
near the state line, died last Thursday evening of heart failure. He was well known, 

having been in business there a number of years. 

********** March 12, 1903 

The infant bom to Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Frankfurth died Saturday evening. The funeral 
was held on Monday. ^^^^^*^*** j^rch 12, 1903 

The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 0. G. Thompson, living near Vernon, died 
of catarrhal penumonia. The funeral was held yesterday. 

********** March 19, 1903 

Mrs. Charles Bladow, Jr., is very ill, with but slight chances for recovery, as a 
result of complications following child-birth. ( March 26, 1903 issue of the Hankinson New£ 
is missing. .. .did she survive?) ********** March 19 1903 


A Soo freight train killed Amund Pederson, a fanner, near Barrett, MN., on Monday, 
The entire train passed over the body, which was ground to shreds. 

********** April 2, 1903 

John Woodhull, one of the oldest residents of Wahpeton, died Saturday afternoon of gri 
The funeral was held on Monday. 

********** April 2, 1903 

The two year old daughter of Gustave Muehler , living west of town, died last Friday 
morning. The child had been sick for some time, but a hemorrhage was the immediate cause 
of death. The funeral was held on Sunday. 

********** April 2, 1903 

The year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Gollnick died Saturday after a lingering 
illness and was buried on Monday. Services were conducted at the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church. ********** April 9, 1903 


Mrs. Ferdinand Strubel, wife of one of the oldest settlers in this region, died at 
her home in Hankinson last Friday morning, at the age of 67 years. She had been a sufferer 
from an acute form of rheumatism for about twelve years, and this was the cause of her death 

Deceased was a native of Germany but emigrated to this country with her husband and 
settled on a farm 3 miles southwest of where Great Bend now stands about 25 years ago, where 
they resided until last fall when they moved into Hankinson. She leaves three children.... 
Mrs. Lehr, living near Harvey, ND., and George and Paul Strubel, of Great Bend. She was 
known throughout the Great Bend country and beloved by all for her fortitude and goodness 
through years of suffering. 

The remains were taken to Great Bend where funeral services were conducted Monday 
afternoon, attended by a large gathering of her old friends and neighbors. Rev. Bechtel 
conducted the services, and the remains were Interred in the Great Bend Cemetery. 

********** April 16, 1903 

GREAT BEND The burial of Mrs. Ferdinand Strubel, who died at Hankinson last week, 

took place here on Monday, where she resided for many years. 

********** April 16, 1903 

The following special from SCIPES, INDIANA, should Impress upon the public the import- 
ance of thoroughly disinfecting premises where smallpox patients have been confined: 

"Thirty nine years ago the father of Miss Minnie Peterson died of small pox. Miss 
Peterson died of small pox yesterday, having taken the disease just two weeks ago, after 
she opened an old trunk containing her father's clothes, for the first time since his death 
This is the longest period on record where germs of smallpox have continued deadly. Medical 
experts have taken great Interest in the case and the state health board is preparing a 
scientific statement." 

********** April 16, 1903 


An unknown man was killed by the east bound Soo passenger train near Sandoun, 30 
miles north of here, last Thursday evening. The body was horribly mangeled, the head being 
completely severed from the body. There was nothing on the body by which it could be ident- 
ified, but is thought to be that of an intoxicated stranger who boarded the train at Enderli 

********** April 16, 1903 

John Baker of Carrington Killed Near Mantador Tuesday Night 

Deceased Was Single and the Owner of Considerable Property 

John Baker, proprietor of a blind pig at Carrington, ND., was instantly killed by fall 
ing from train 106 between Moselle and Mantador at 10:30 PM Tuesday night. He is supposed 
to have been intoxicated. He was uninjured by the train but his neck was broken by the fall 

The body was found Wednesday morning by the Soo section crew from Wyndmere and was 
brought here on a freight which arrived at 11:30. Letters and papers revealed his identity 
and the authorities at Carrington were notified by wire of the accident. Deceased was a 
K. P. and three members of the Carrington lodge.... W. M. Moore, J. E, Galehouse, Jr., and 
J. A. Roberton. .. .arrived this morning. They knew that he left Carrington with over $200 ic 
cash and were inclined to think that he had been robbed and murdered, as he left for Minn- 
eapolis with three notorious tin horn gamblers as companions. This belief was strengthened 
when they learned on arriving here that only $6.24 had been found on the body. However, a 
more thorough search by Coroner Kaufman this morning brought to light $180 in currency from 
one of his shoes and $25 concealed elsewhere on the body. This did away with the murder 
theory, and they are now convinced that it was an accident. 

Deceased was a Norwegian by birth and his only relative in this country is a brother 
living in Seattle. He also has a sister in Norway. He was a single man, 36 years old, of 
sandy complexion, heavy set, and weighed about 200 pounds. He was well-to-do financially, 
one of his friends rating him at $5,000, several hundred of which is on deposit in one of 
the Carrington banks. 

Coroner Kaufman and Sheriff Moody arrived this morning and an inquest is being held 
this afternoon. The jury consists of M. A. Wipperman, Chas. Hein and F. A. Russell. The 
witnesses are Hoovey, a traveling man who was on the train Tuesday night; the Soo agent and 
section foreman and Matt Jost, who took charge of the body at Mantador, and local parties wl 
were present when the body was taken from the train here. 

The remains will be shipped to Carrington for burial on this afternoon's train. 

********** April 23, 1903 

LOOKING BACKWARD The Hankinson News of April 27, 1893 

Two railroad men, well known in Hankinson, were killed, John Greske on the G. N. at 
Breckenridge and Oscar Hoaglund on the Soo at Glenwood. 

********** April 23, 1903 


Miss Bergetta Wold, a daughter of John Wold, a wealthy and respected farmer near 
Abercromble, committed suicide Tuesday by hanging from a tree over the bank of the Wild 
Rice river. Deceased was 28 years old and is thought to have been disappointed in a love 
affair. Her father was ex-county treasurer of Wilkin County, MN. 

********** April 23, 1903 

Horrible Crime Brought to Light At Forman Last Sunday 
Sherman Wells, Well Known to Many in Hankinson, to be Arrested. 

One of the most horrible crimes ever committed in this section was brought to light at 
Forman last Sunday night by the finding of the mutilated body of Frank Carr under a manure 
pile. The face was so mutilated and the body so badly decomposed that identification was 
made possible only by means of letters on the body. 

Carr, who was about 30 years old, disappeared from Forman about Nov. 20th, 1902, and 
as he had had some domestic troubles it was thought he had skipped out on that account and 
no search was made for him. He had lived there only a few months, being employed in a meat 
market conducted by his step-father, Isaac Dowling. His disappearance was the cause of som€ 
town gossip for a few days and was then forgotten. 

Sunday night S. D. Covey was horrified to find part of a human body protruding from a 
manure heap at the rear of his bam located on the back of a lot opposite the Cong'l ChurcV 
Chickens scratching in the manure pile exposed part of the body to view. The coroner, Dr. 
McKenzie of Milnor, was at once notified and Monday morning a coroner's jury was empaneled 
and an Inquest commenced. The jury has been working in secret, and finished their labors 
this morning at 10 AM, but the verdict will not be made public until Sherman Wells, now in 
Michigan with his mother, is placed under arrest. 

Owing to the secrecy maintained by the jurors reliable information is hard to secure, 
but rumors more or less correct are as follows: On the night of his disappearance Carr was 
engaged in a poker game at which young Wells and a number of others were present. Carr had 
about $200 in cash on his person, which fact was known to all present. When he left the 
room he remarked that he must go and take care of his team, which was in the Covey bam. 
This was the last time Carr was seen alive. Shortly after Carr left young Wells arose and 
went out also. Carr's disappearance was noised about the following day, but no investigatic 
was made for reasons above given. A day or two later Wells left for Michigan, but it was 
six weeks or more before he arrived there and meantime neither his mother or friends knew 
of his whereabouts. It is also known that he paid some bills around town before leaving, 
and appeared to be well supplied with money. 

When found, the body was badly decomposed, having been in the manure heap since last 
fall. The skull had been crushed and the face beaten until the features were unrecognizable 
Near the body was found a stove leg which fitted into the hole in the skull, and undoubtedly 
was the weapon used, A close search also revealed blood stains in the bam, showing that th 


crime had been committed there and the body dragged to the side of the barn, the banking 
dug away and the body concealed partly under the sills of the structure and the manure throv 
back on it. 

As soon as suspicion pointed to Wells the Sheriff of the county in which he is known 
to be at present was notified to keep watch of him, and last night a telegram was sent to 
place him under arrest. He is probably in custody ere this. 

Young Wells is known to many of the people of Hankinson, being a younger brother of th 
unfortunate lineman who was killed at Forman last winter by falling under a freight train. 
He assisted the latter in the work of putting in the local exchange here and also in repair 
work in this vicinity. He is about 23 years old and has lived at Fojnnan since infancy. Hi£ 
mother is a bed-ridden invalid and the shock of the terrible accusation of her boy can be 
Imagined, following so closely on the tragic death of her older son. 

Many think that one or two others are implicated in the affair and it is hoped to brir 
all the guilty parties to justice. Wells' friends admit that there is a strong circumstant- 
ial case against him but claim that a full knowledge of the facts, if they can be secured, 
will involve others more deeply than he. They think that his boyish years preclude the 
possibility of his having deliberately planned and committed a crime so diabolical. 

District court for Sargent County convenes on Kay 19th, but as a rule no jury Is 
drawn for the spring term. However, in view of the importance of this case a jury may be 
drawn rather than allow the matter to drag until next November when the fall term convenes. 

********** April 30, 1903 

A man named John Putney, from Hutchinson, MN. , was killed at Breckenridge on Monday 
while attempting to board a west bound freight train. 

Barney Walker, 21 years old, died at the Adams farm at 5 AM yesterday morning of 

typhoid pneumonia, after a short illness. Deceased was a son of Mrs. Mike Elsen and was 

well known in this vicinity. The remains were brought from the Adams farm to the Elsen 

home this morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 o'clock, interrraent to take place 

in the Catholic Cemetery. 

********** April 30, 1903 

A very sad affair was the death of little Grr Russell, the 19 months old son of Mr. 
and Mrs. F. A. Russell, which occurred last Thursday night. The little one was the idol 
of his parents and the pet of the neighborhood and his unexpected death cast a gloom over 
the entire community. The children had just undergone a siege of measles and were thought 
to be recovering nicely, so much so that Mr. Russell left the previous day for Edmonton, 
Alberta. Complications arose that baffled medical skill, and the baby passed away at 10 o' 
clock. Mr. Russell was unable to reach home until Tuesday morning, and funeral services wei 
held the same afternoon. Rev. Walton of Wahpeton officiating. The remains were taken to 
Wahpeton for interment. ********** May 7, 1903 


On Tuesday morning of last week a most heartrending accident happened at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Arnold living two miles east of here, near Sonora. Mrs. Arnold was 
washing clothes and had her 20 months old baby boy sitting in a high chair near the machine 
where she could look after him. She emptied a boiler of hot water into the machine and 
while returning to the stove with the boiler the little fellow got over balanced in the 
chair and fell into the machine, scalding his left side from the hip to the head, the flesh 
being literally cooked. The little sufferer lingered until about 4 AM the following momini 
when death ensued. The mother is almost heart broken over the accident. 

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church of Fairmount last Thursday and the 
remains were laid to rest in the Fairmount Cemetery. The bereaved parents have the deepest 
sympathy of all in their sad affliction. 

********** May 7, 1903 

Intoxicated Farmer Falls Helpless on His Face and Is Dead When Found 

Drank Alcohol With Some Jew Peddlers. .. .Leaves Wife and Two Children 
Mike Kinney, Jr., a well known fanner near Sandoun, was found dead last Friday even- 
ing at 7 PM, having fallen on his face while intoxicated, and smothered to death. 

Kinney was at the farm of a neighbor known as "Pegleg" Nelson, and they had been trad- 
ing with a couple of Jew peddlers. When the trafficking was concluded a jug of alcohol and 
water was produced of which Kinney and Nelson partook freely. Kinney became utterly helple£ 
from the effects of the concoction, and in attempting to step over a wagon tongue tripped ar 
fell, face downward, his body lying across the tongue. The Jews had left and Nelson was toe 
badly Intoxicated to notice Kinney's predictament , and when found a short time afterwards 
the unfortunate man was lifeless, having smothered with his face buried in the soft earth 
and rublsh. Nelson was found lying in a bam near by, and when sobered up related what had 

Coroner Kaufman was notified and an Inquest was held Saturday, the jurors being Augusi 
Boettcher, C. Hoffman and John Stanton. An analysis of the liquor found in the jug showed 
nothing worse than alcohol, and the verdict placed the blame for Kinney's death to his own 

The deceased is a well known farmer and last fall disposed of his land and took up a 
homestead in Canada, and expected to leave this month with his wife and two children to 
settle on it. He was a member of the Yeoman and carried insurance in that order. 

********** I^y 14^ 1903 

Matthew Wiley, 101 years old, died at Buffalo, Cass County, this week. He is said 
to have been the oldest resident in the state. 

********* * May 28, 1903 


Physicians were summoned from Grand Forks last week to investigate a case of contag- 
ious disease on John Peterson's farm, west of Northwood. The doctors found a terrible con- 
dition of affairs. The disease is a type of glanders. All horses on the place are affected 
and will have to be killed. Mr. Peterson had contracted the disease and was dead. His wife 
is so ill that little hope for her is entertained, and there are eight or ten children in 
the family who have been exposed. The place has been quarantined and all means available 
are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. 

********** May 28, 1903 

The six days old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Milbrandt, west of town, died Tuesday. 

********** June 4, 1903 

A 16 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kacorek, who live several miles southwest 
of town, died Sunday of diptheria. The funeral was held Wednesday. 

********** June 4, 1903 

The eight year old son of Amt Meslow, living in Garborg Township, Richland County, 
was drowned on Wednesday the 20th while bathing in a pond in the pasture near his father's 
house. The deceased, with his sister aged ten and a younger brother about three years old 
and a son of Erick Meslow, seven years old, were playing together near the pond when they 
conceived the idea of taking a bath in the pond. The deceased took the lead and when a 
little way from shore was seen to sink, probably from cramps. The other chidlren noticing 
the danger, ran for help, but before assistance arrived the little fellow was dead. The 
funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon. 

********** June 4, 1903 

The remains of B. F. Egan, the G. N. Superintendent who was lost in the mountains 
of Montana while hunting last fall, have been found 30 miles east of Kalispell. The exped- 
ition in search of the body was headed by W. J. Hilligoss of St. Cound, MN., a cruiser for 
the Great Northern, 

The remains were badly decomposed, but were easily identified by various articles. 
Egan was well known in this part of the state, having formerly resided at Breckenridge whil 
acting as division superintendent. 

********** June 4, 1903 

R. W. Beatty, one of Wahpeton's leading business men, was stricken with apoplexy 
last Thursday morning, and died two hours later. He was taking an order at the telephone 
when the attack came on, and three doctors worked over him until death came. Deceased was 
48 years old and came to Richland County 20 years ago, filing on a homestead south of Wynd- 
mere. Two years later he moved to Wahpeton and engaged in business. He has been a promin- 
ent figure in politics, running against E. M. Jones when the latter was first elected sheri 
and later serving as chairman of the democratic county coinmittee. The funeral was held on 
Sunday. A wife and three young children survive him. 

********** June 4, 1903 


Chris Krieger, living five miles east of town, was seriously injured Saturday night 
while returning home. He was caught under a 4-tooth riding cultivator and suffered injuries 
to his spine and head that may prove fatal. He has a wife and several married children and 
is one of our most prominent farmers. 

********** June 11, 1903 

Well Known Farmer Near Great Bend Meets With Probable Fatal Accident 
Chris Krieger, One of the Pioneer Settlers, Whose Brothers Live Near Hankinson... 

Chris Drieger, a well known farmer living four miles east of Great Bend, met with what 
will probably prove a fatal accident last Saturday evening. He was returning alone from 
Great Bend with a riding cultivator tied behind the wagon. It would seem that the cultivate 
had broken its fastenings and Krieger got off the wagon to tie it on again, the horses start 
to run and the unfortunate man was caught under the spades of the cultivator. He was dragge 
some distance and sustained injuries which are very likely to prove fatal. The spades caugh 
in his back, lacerating the flesh in a frightful manner, and the back of his head was also 
badly bruised. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to his home half a 
mile distant, doctors were summoned and every effort made to restore him to consciousness 
but without effect. His body is paralyzed and there is very little hope of his recovery. 

Mr. Krieger is a prosperous farmer and has a wife living and several married children. 
He has two brothers living west of Hankinson, Fred and Mike Krieger, both well known farmers 

********** June 11, 1903 

Mrs. N. Schultheis went over to Wahpeton last Thursday to attend the funeral of George 
Steffes, a 20 year old nephew of Mr. Schultheis, who succumbed to an attack of Red River 
Valley fever. She returned the first of the week. 

********** June 25, 1903 

Ludwig Schiir died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Anton Huls, southeast of town, on 
Tuesday, June 23rd, at the age of 80 years. Deceased was bom in Germany on Nov. 11th, 1822 
and six children survive hljn...Mr8. A. Huls, Mrs. H. Herding of Hankinson, Mrs. N. Blonigan 
of Mantador, Mrs. Schlener of Alexandria, MN., and a son and daughter in the old country. 
The funeral was held this morning, services being conducted at the Catholic Church by Rev. 
Fr. Studnicka. The remains were interred in the cemetery south of town. 

********** June 25, 1903 

Mrs. Charles Stack, died at her home on the south side of town at 8:30 AM this mominj 
of consumption, at the age of 53 years. Deceased had been suffering from the dread disease 
for a long time and the end was not unexpected. She leaves a husband and one child, a littJ 
girl of thirteen years besides relatives in Wisconsin. The funeral will be held Saturday 


June 25, 1903 


Adelbert Wells, father of Sherman Wells who Is on trial at Ellendale on the charge 
of murder, died at his home in Michigan last week. The cause of his death is unknown here, 
but it was probably hastened by the terrible charge that hangs over his son. 

The deceased was one of the earliest settlers of Sargent County and was a prominent 
factor in the memorable county seat contest of 1884-6. Family troubles resulted in a seper- 
ation from his wife a dozen years ago. 

********** June 25, 1903 

A lady living in Forman recently became demented and died in a buggy while being taker 
to town for examination before the insanity board. 

********** July 2 1903 

An unknown man was killed by the Great Northern Flyer at Wahpeton last Thursday morn- 
ing. There was nothing on his person to Identify him. He was about 25 years old, weighed 
about 140 pounds, was of medium height and clean shaven, and was dark complected. He was 
buried by the county. ********** July 2, 1903 

The fatalities among breakbeam riders have commenced. A negro hobo was killed by a 
Northwestern train at Ludden last week. 

********** July 2, 1903 

Murderer of Carr at Forman is Convicted of Murder in Second Degree 

Prisoner is at Once Taken to Bismarck to Begin Serving His Sentence 

After being out four hours the jury in the case of Sherman K. Wells, on trial at Ellei 
dale for the murder of Frank Carr at Forman last November , returned a verdict of murder in 
the second degree, and fixed the penalty at imprisonment in the penitentiary for fifteen ye; 

The verdict was a surprise to the public generally as it was thought that if Wells 
escaped the gallow he would be lucky. 

Ten members of the jury are said to have voted for murder in the first degree with lift 
imprisonment as the penalty. One voted for murder in the second degree with penalty at 
ten years, while the twelfth man wanted to give him only manslaughter in the second degree 
with five years imprisonment. 

The verdict is very unsatisfactory to the people of Forman, who give little credence 
to the story that Sherman's older brother John had anything to do with the killing. 

The light sentence was really better than Wells and his friends had hoped for and no 
effort will be made to secure a new trial or to appeal the case. Immediately after the sen 
ence was pronounced Wells started for Bismarck accompanied by the sheriff and two stalwart 
deputies, to one of whom he was handcuffed. His mother and aunt, who were in Ellendale dur: 
the trial, have gone to California where the latter is a practicing physician in San Franci, 

The Sargent County Commissioners are in session at Forman this week, and the expenses 
they are called upon to pay in the matter of the trial will amount to nearly $10,000. Atto: 
ney Nye's bill alone is $1900. ********** July 9, 1903 


Word was received here this week of the death of Grandma Blackmer, as she was affect 
ionately called, at the home of her son, William Ranger, in Washington, DC, recently. Dec 
eased was well known to all old residents here and the news of her death is received with 
sincere regret. She left Hankinson about three years ago to keep house for Mr. Ranger in 
Washington when he secured a position in the government cenus department. She had been 
troubled with a dropsical affection for some time prior to her death. 

********** July 16, 1903 

Pearley, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh, who reside south of 
town, died at the hospital yesterday morning after less than a week's illness. The little 
girl with other members of the family was taken with a severe form of throat affection last 
week that baffled all medical aid. The parents have the sympathy of all in their sad affile 
ion. The funeral will be held this afternoon. Rev. Compton conducting the services, and the 
remains will be interred in the Tysonvale Cemetery. 

********** July 16, 1903 

GREAT BEND GLENNINGS: The funeral of Chris Krieger occurred at the Lutheran Church 
Friday afternoon and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and neighbors. It 
will be remembered that the deceased was injured by being dragged under a cultivator some 
time ago, and he died on Tuesday of last week of his injuries. He leaves a wife and family 
of grown-up children, also a couple of brothers living near Hankinson. 

********** July 23, 1903 

John Nagel, supposed to have been the leader of the gang that set upon Chris Rott and 
hammered him to death in an Ashley blind pig last February, was convicted at Ellendale last 
week of murder in the second degree and given a year in the penitentiary. Fredrick Bensinge 
another member of the gang, has been acquitted, and the cases against the three others have 
been put over until the next term. 

********** July 23, 1903 

Andrew Larson, a farmer near Barrie, Richland County, went violently insane this week 
and made murderous assaults upon his wife and hired man. He enticed the hired man some dis- 
tance from the house and attacked him with a hatchet. The man was only slightly injured but 
when his wife attempted to escape he attacked her with the butt end of a shot gun and poundei 
her about the head till he had broken the skull in several places and left her to die, hldin; 
In the grain fields. The children secured help from the nearest neighbors, who found the 
injured woman unconscious. Medical assistance was summoned, but the woman's chances for rec- 
overty are thought to be doubtful. Larson's whereabouts are unknown, but the sheriff is hot 
on his trail. 

********** July 23, 1903 


Some of the people of Forman profess to think that the murder of Carr Is not the only 
crime that can be charged to Sherman Wells, who is now serving a fifteen year sentence at 
Bismarck. A gentleman from that place in conversation with The NEWS this week stated while 
Wells was in Michigan last winter an uncle of his disappeared mysteriously and has not since 
been heard of. He had just sold a farm and was supposed to have gone to California to resid 
but never arrived there. He had quite a large sum of money on his person and was last seen 
in the company of Wells. Another case is that of a hobo whose body was found in a manure 
heap near Britton, SD., and whose death was never accounted for, though it is claimed that 
Wells was in that vicinity about the time the man disappeared. There is still another case 
of a laboring man at Forman who disappeared leaving quite a sum of uncollected wages. Nat- 
urally Wells is suspected of knowing something about these cases, and while much of the talk 
is idle gossip we give the reports as they come to us. 

********** July 23, 1903 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. August Hoefs died last Friday night after a brief ill- 
ness. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Rev. Hilgendorf conducting the services. The 
parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. 

********** July 30, 1903 

AN ITEM OF INTEREST. .. .They Fell From Grace After Leaving Here 

Hankinson must have been a terribly tough place at one time. From published news- 
paper reports it would appear that a large part of the criminals in the state formerly 

lived at Hankinson. A reform must have struck the town and caused a scattering 

..:.C0URTENAY GAZETTE. ******* ** * August 6, 1903 

The NEWS is in receipt of a letter from the State Historical Society asking for infor- 
mation in regard to the life of Xavier Moran, the pioneer French-Indian who was among the 
earliest settlers in this part of the state and who died at his home on the reservation last 
week. The Society is engaged in securing data as to the pioneers of the state and all event 
affecting the early history of this region. Anyone familar with the story of Moran 's life 

will confer a favor by calling at The NEWS office. 

********** August 6, 1903 

Xavier Moran, for whom the lake and township of Moran were named, died at his home on 
the reservation last week, at the age of 89 years. The family was away from home and when 
his step-son returned he found the old man's body near the door of the house, where he had 
evidently fallen and expired of heart disease. 

The deceased was of French-Indian descent and lived for many years on the banks of 
Moran Lake in Moran Township. His former home on the lake, now occupied by A. W. Thomas, 
was a well known stopping place for travelers from Breckenridge to Fort Sisseton in the 
early days and the old time trail made by the freight teams of that day can be seen yet in 
the vicinity of the lake. After the settlement of this county, he sold the farm on the 
lake and settled within the reservation where he has since resided. The funeral was held 
Thursday and was largely attended. ********* August 6, 1903 


Nicholas Herding, the lA year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Herding, who reside south- 
east of town, died yesterday morning after an illness of about three weeks. The cause of tt 
the young man's untimely death was a gradual thinning of the blood, a disease that medical 
science has so far been unable to successfully combat. The loss of their son is a sad blow 
to the parents and family as he was a favorite with all owing to his sunny disposition and 
sterling qualities. The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Catholic Church and inter- 
ment will take place in the cemetery southwest of town. 

********** August 13, 1903 

Mrs. W. M. Rohan, wife of the well known Walcott lawyer and politician, died at Fargo 
this week. ********** August 13, 1903 

Emma Bradden, the little seven year old adopted daughter of H. A. Springer near Mos- 
elle, died last week from eating poisoned berries which she found growing wild in the gar- 
den. ********** August 13, 1903 

Probably few persons realize that more people are killed by lightning in North Dakota 
than by wind storms or cold. A >armer near Kulm was struck Tuesday night while returning 
home on a bicycle, during a storm, and instantly killed. The body was found by his parents 
who were following a short distance behind by team. 

********** August 20, 1903 

The funeral of Nicholas Herding, the 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herding 
whose death was announced in last week's paper, was held Friday forenoon, Rev. Fr. Studnickt 
conducting the services at the Catholic Church. 

Deceased was bom in Greenfield Twsp. and had he lived until the 22nd of next month 
would have been fourteen years old. The parents wish through the NEWS to express their 
thanks to the friends and neighbors for their kindness shown during his illness, also to al! 
who paid tribute to the dead by attending the funeral. 

********** August 20, 1903 

Nels Anderson lost his life in a 70 foot well which he was digging on the farm of Har: 
Merrill in Minnesota Township, over in Roberts County, one day last week. Anderson lowered 
himself into the well for the purpose of removing an obstruction and when within 30 feet 
of the bottom cane in contact with foul gas and fell. His brother Jens went down and atta- 
ched a rope to the unconscious man, but had no sooner done this than he, too, became uncon- 
scious from the deadly gas. Merrill, who was helping them, secured assistance from a neighl 
and the two bodies were brought to the surface, both apparently dead. Jens soon revived bu 
the brother was dead and a post mortem examination revealed that his neck was broken. 

Deceased resided nine miles south of Summit, where he leaves a wife and child to mour: 
his loss. ********** August 20, 1903 

The year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lenzen died yesterday morning after a brief 
illness of cholera infantum. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. 

********** August 27, 1903 


otto Brummund died at 7 AM this morning after an illness of two and one half years, 
being a victim of the dread disease consumption. Deceased was 21 years old and lived with 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brummund, who came to this country from Germany when he 
was but a year old. Besides the parents he is survived by a sister and two brothers, and a 
large circle of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral will be held 
Sunday, Rev. Walters to conduct the service. 

********** August 27, 1903 

John Holm, the aged father of Mrs. Charles Witt and Mrs. John Gadge, died at the home 
of the latter four miles north of town last Friday morning. Deceased was in his 70th year 
and had made his home with his daughters for some time past. The funeral was held on Sun- 
day, Rev. Hilgendorf conducting the services. 

********** September 3, 1903 

A sad double affliction befell the family of Herman Brummund on Thursday of last week 
in the death of their two eldest sons. Otto and William, on the same day. The young men hac 
been very low for some weeks, being sufferers from consumption, and the death of the youngei 
son (Otto) at his home at 7 AM Thursday morning was chronicled in last week's NEWS. The 
other son was at the hospital for treatment and passed away at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. 

The first named was 21, and the other 24 years old. They were both bom in Germany ar 
came to this country with their parents about twenty years ago. They grew to manhood here 
and were highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. 

The funeral on Sunday was perhaps the most largely attended of any ever held in Hankir 
son. Services were conducted at the German Evangelical Church, Rev. Fred Wolters conducting 
the services, and the capacity of the building was taxed to its utmost, so large was the 
attendance of sorrowing friends. About seventy five carriages followed the remains to theii 
final resting place in the cemetery south of town. 

The deceased are survived by their parents and a brother and sister, and the bereav- 
ment of the family arouses sympathy in every heart . 

********** September 3, 1903 

John Carlson, a farmer near Gwinner, Sargent County, was killed last Monday by a mad- 
dened bull. The animal charged him so suddenly that he had no opportunity to escape or 
defend himself. His wife was an eye witness to the accident. 

********** September 3, 1903 

LOOKING BACKWARD... (News of September 7 & 14, 1893)... The death and funeral of Miss 
Mamie Frundt, the 17 year old daughter of John Frundt, occurred on the 6th of September. 

********** September 10, 1903 

George Hiller's Hankinson friends sympathize with him in the loss of his 6 year old 

son who died of cholera infantum at Wyndmere last week. 

********** September 10, 1903 


Mrs. Mark Landls of Milnor died here yesterday morning as the result of an operation 
that came too late. She formerly resided at Fairmount and leaves a husband and family. 

********** September 10, 1903 

A telegram was received Friday announcing the death of August Zacharias, formerly of 
this place, at Bemldji, MK. The cause of his death has not been learned. 


September 17, 1903 

LOOKING BACKWARD ... (News of September 2l6t and 28th, 1893) The death of Mrs. Aug. 

Gollnlck occurred on the 10th of September at the age of 49 years. She was the mother of 
14 children, nine of whom survived her. 

********** September 24, 1903 

William Relmer returned the first of the week from Bemldji, MN., where he was called 
by a message announcing the death of his son-in-law, August Zacharias, formerly of this 
place. He arrived there the middle of last week only to find that the supposed dead man 
had revived and was in a fair way to recovery. It seems Zacharias was loading ice when a 
chunk of the congealed aqua fell on him, causing injuries of so serious a nature that the 
doctors pronounced him dead. In a few hours he showed signs of returning to life, however, 
and was finally restored to consciousness, though the Injuries sustained will lay him up 
for some time. ********** September 24, 1903 


What may prove a murder occurred on the farm of F. M. Coleman in Vivian Township, Sarj 
ent County, Sunday morning. An altercation between two threshing hands was ended by Hayes 
Lewis drawing a revolver and shooting Charles Christman through the right breast. 

The wounded man dropped Instantly and while he is yet alive, is in a sinking conditio! 
and it is doubtful if he retains life more than twenty-four hours. Lewis, after firing the 
shot, decamped, accompanied by a brother. They are both armed with revolvers. Members of 
the threshing crew are following them in order to aid in their capture. 

The sheriffs of Sargent and Dickey Counties were promptly notified, and have organlzec 
posses to run the Lewis brothers down. The shooting took place in Sargent County, and a 
warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Forman, in the absence of State's Attorney Bishop. 

Deputy Sheriff William Cassln, Joseph Slattery and Samuel Sweetman of Forman, compose 
one of the posses. They are armed with Winchesters and as the Lewis brothers are said to 
be Kentuckians and handy with their weapons, it is expected that a battle will take place 
In the hills of northern Sargent or Dickey County before they are overcome. 

LATER.... A Forman special says: 

The shooting of Charles Christman by Hayes Lewis at the Coleman farm is the theme of 
interest here. Christman died last night and his body is at Oakes. He was a native of 
Idaho, and about 26 years old. Lewis was captured In a big swamp near the edge of Sargent 
County by the posse from Oakes. This posse turned him over to Deputy Sheriff Cassin of 
Sargent County who brought him to Forman and lodged him in the county jail. 


The brother of Lewis, who started to accompany him from the scene of the shooting, 
has not yet been apprended, but as he took no part In the shooting, no search has been 
made for him. Hayes Lewis asserted he was on his way to Oakes to give himself up, and that 
he had hidden in the swamp to escape being killed by the threshing crew, which witnessed 
the shooting, and started in pursuit of him. He says he sent his brother on to Oakes to 
secure protection for them both, but that the brother probably saw the Oakes posse on the 
way, and being frightened hid from them. 

The members of the crew are all of the hobo class, and are inclined to side against 
Lewis. Lewis and his brother, on the contrary, are fairly well educated young men, wear 
good clothes, and Hayes, who was formerly a school teacher, has a sum of money on deposit 
in an Oakes bank. He is about 25 years old. He says he shot Christman in self-defense, 
that the latter was attacking him with a club. The threshers say Christman had only a lath 
In his hand. 

The trouble is said to have started over a young woman who was employed at the farm. 
It appears that Lewis had written her a love letter, which she indiscreetly showed Christ- 
man, who in turn revealed the contents to the threshing crew, with the result that the latte 
"guyed" Lewis unmercifully. 

The preliminary hearing will take place tomorrow, unless the defendent waives exam- 
ination. District court meets in November. 

********** October 1, 1903 

Peter Bernard died at the hospital last Thursday evening of diabetes. Deceased had 
been sinking for several days and his death was not a surprise. He leaves a wife and large 
family to mourn his loss. Four brothers also survive him. 

********** October I, 1903 

The preliminary hearing of H. Lewis, who shot Charles Christman Sunday in western Sarg 
ent County, has been adjourned until Oct. 6th. Lewis' strongest witness is his brother who 
has just returned. They both tell a straightforward story to the effect that the shooting wa 
in self defense, and if advices from their home at Llbertyvllle, KY., prove previous good 
character, it is not unlikely that Hayes will be acquitted of murdering Christman. 

********** October 1, 1903 

Lewis Hayes was discharged by Justice Forman at Forman yesterday afternoon at the con- 
clusion of his preliminary hearing on a charge of murder. The killing occurred a week ago 
l^st Sunday and was the result of a murderous attack made by Charles Christman on Hayes. 
Both men were threshers. Alfred Hayes had been struck three times on the head with a heavy 
club he pulled a gun and shot his assailant. The pal of the dead man, while on the stand 
yesterday, said Hayes was fully justified in shooting Christman, and others who witnessed 
the row say the shooting was done in self defense. It was simply a case in which a bull- 
dozing rowdy picked trouble with a smaller man and got his Just deserts. 

********** October 8, 1903 


Mrs. William Steinbitts died at her home thirteen miles southwest of town on Monday 
after a lingering illness. ********** October 8, 1903 

A Sisseton special, dated Oct. 6th states: A farm hand by the name of James Wahlen was 
killed by an Indian last evening. The top of his head was shot off and a charge of shot 
entered his back. The Indian was lodged in the county Jail. The murdered man was a peace- 
ful fellow and no cause for the shooting is known. 

********** October 8, 1903 

Just before The NEWS went to press last week news was received of a murder committed 
near Sisseton, and the following special under date of Oct. 8th gives the details: "Frank 
Goodboy, a Sisseton agency Indian, is under arrest here on a charge of killing James Whalen, 
a laborer, who has been employed hereabouts for the past year. Goodboy admits shooting Wha- 
len, but claims he had to do so to save his son from terrible punishment and perhaps death 
at the hands of Whalen, who, according to Goodboy, was intoxicated and was beating the young 
fellow. Goodboy says that he, with his son, started off with Whalen to the Sisseton Agencj 
and that Whalen had three bottles of whisky, of which they all drank very freely. Whalen be 
came very drunk and threw the son out of the boggy. Then, jumping out of the rig, he startc 
beating him. The youth called to his father for help and Goodboy hastily grabbed a shotgun 

and killed Whalen. 

********** October 15, 1903 

The six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kloeppel, of Belford Township, died on 
October 3rd after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Mantador Catholic Chur( 
This is the second death in the family within sixty days, their baby boy having died on Aug- 
ust 15th. ********** October 15, 1903 


Charles Borman, a well known and substantial farmer whose home is eighteen miles 
southwest of town, dropped dead yesterday of heart disease. He was running a threshing rig 
and on returning from a trip to the house leaned up against a grain stack to rest. A mom- 
ent later he sank forward and expired before help arrived. 

Deceased was about 35 years old and leaves a wife and one child, the latter about 
six months old. The funeral will be held Monday at the German Church south of Stiles. 

The community was shocked this morning to learn that Jacob Berger had died of heart 
failure during the night. He was taken ill at a little after 10 o'clock and expired two 
hours later despite the efforts of two doctors. 

Deceased has been engaged in the tailoring business here for several years and leaves 
a wife and five children, the eldest a girl of fourteen. 

No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made. 

********** October 22, 1903 

Louis Boudiette, a prosperous farmer near Abercrombie, died last week at the age of 


60 years. He was one of the pioneers of North Dakota, having been stationed at Ft. Aber- 
crombie as a soldier in the sixties. 

********** October 22, 1903 

It has developed that August Lehman, a thresher who committed suicide at Milnor recent 
ly, was suffering from delirium tremens and shot to kill imaginary snakes that were crawling 
on his abdomen. ********** October 22, 1903 


MANTADOR Mrs. Chas. Woiwode and Miss Elizabeth LaQua departed last Saturday for 

Wabasha, MN., to attend the funeral of a relative. 

********** March 10, 1904 

The 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Knaak died Monday of scarlet fever 
after an illness of several days. The funeral was held yesterday, interment being made in 
the Lutheran Cemetery south of town. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the 
sorrowing family in their bereavement . 

********** March 10, 1904 

W. E. Morris of Barney died at the hospital yesterday morning, having undergone an 
operation for hernia. His advanced age, 72 years, was against his recovery. The remains 
were shipped to his former home at Morris, lA. 

********** March 10, 1904 

Phillip Enzy, a farmer ten miles from Kulm, was found dead in his shack one day last 
week. He lived alone and was last seen two days before the discovery of his body, when he 
attended a beer picnic at a neighbor's. 

********** March 10, 1904 


Herman Schafer died at the home of his parents in Elma Township last Thursday after- 
noon, a victim of the great white plague, consumption. Deceased was 20 years old and had 
been a sufferer for a long time until death came as a welcome release. While the end was 
not unexpected, it came as a shock to the large circle of friends as he had been stronger 
than usual for the preceding few days. Deceased was a most estimable young man, and the 
surviveing members of the family have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement. 

The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services at the 
Catholic Church, which was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neigh- 
bors. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery just south of town. 

********** September 20, 1904 

Hon. B. S. Russell, the dean of North Dakota Republicans, died at Jamestown this week 
after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Russell was a presidential elector two years ago, and 
was one of the oldest republicans in the state, having voted for every republican candidate 
for president from John Fremont down. He was a conspicuous figure at the late state conven- 


tlon and was apparently in good health despite his nearly 90 years. 

********** September 20, 1904 

Mrs. Bert G. Clark (formerly Miss Ella Tyson) in Spokane, WA., on Jan. 11th, 1908, of 
tuberculosis, at the age of around 30 years. She had been a sufferer from that dread diseas 
for a long time and leaves her sorrowing husband and two children and a large circle of fri- 
ends and relatives to mourn her loss. 

********** January 16, 1908 

GREAT BEND EXAMINER. .. .Mrs . Albert Hingst, wife of one of our prosperous young farmers 
passed peacefully away into that sleep which knows no waking last Friday. 

She had been a sufferer for some time of a lung trouble. She leaves a husband and one 
small child to mourn her death who have our sympathy in their loss of a loving wife and moth 
er. She also leaves a mother and brothers and sisters. The funeral was held from the Luth- 
eran Ev. Church on Monday, Rev. T. Hinck conducting the servies. The deceased was well and 
favorabley known in this vicinity, having lived here from childhood. She was a daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mohs. Her father died some years ago. 

********** January 16, 1908 

Mrs. Fred Jost, wife of a well known farmer near Sisseton, died last week of tetanus, 
commonly known as lock-jaw. The original cause of the disease is unknown. 

********** January 16, 1908 

Mrs. Joseph Schiller, a pioneer settler of Great Bend, passed away suddenly Tuesday 
evening. We have been unable to learn the particulars but a more complete account will be 
given in the Great Bend department next week. 

********** May 26, 1910 

A distressing accident happened on the Neuman farm near Great Bend which resulted in 
the death of the little three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller Tuesday forenoon. 
Mr. Miller had soaked a quantity of com in arsenic with which to poison gophers. A few 
grains were left in an out building and the little boy found these and ate them. 

He was taken violently ill and Dr. Durkee was summoned, doing everything possible to 
counteract the effect of the deadly drug. All efforts were vain, and the child died after 
lingering for about 24 hours. The parents are almost crazed over the sad affair. The body 
was brought to Hankinson yesterday and shipped to the old home in Wisconsin for burial. 

********** Itoy 26, 1910 

Victor Westberg, a boy of 16, died at the Breckenridge Hospital on Monday as the resul 
of a terrible accident. He made his home with Andrew Myron, west of Abercrombie, and Sunday 
jumped from a hayloft to a wagon partially loaded with hay and struck the handle of a hay- 
fork, which penetrated his abdomen to a depth of eleven inches. 

********** May 26, 1910 




Assassin Still at Large and Headed This Way 
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Sheriff Moody was shot and fatally wounded by an insane man at the Peter Ruddy farm, 
4 miles west of Wahpeton, at 3:15 Saturday afternoon. The crazed murderer escaped with a 
rig and headed toward Hankinson, heavily armed. 

The Sheriff was summoned to the Ruddy farm Saturday afternoon to care for a crazy man, 
a stranger. When Moody approached, the man drew a shotgun and fired a load of buckshot into 
the officer's body at close range. Holding off the farm hands and sheriff's driver with his 
weapon, he made his escape in a top buggy driven by two bay horses, disappearing towards 

He is described as short and heavy set, skin darkened by exposure to wind and with a 
several days' growth of beard. He retained the shotgun and had plenty of ammunition. It is 
feared further bloodshed will occur before he is captured. 



The man recently appeared from no one knows where and took possession of a vacant hous 
on James Shea's farm. He acted in an insane manner and neighbors feared him. Stebbins and 
others living near tried to drive him out and finally went to Wahpeton and had a warrant Iss 
ued for his arrest. Sheriff Moody and his helper drove to the place to place the man under 
arrest. The sheriff mounted the steps and standing on the porch called on the man to come 
out and surrender himself. The reply came from both barrels of a shotgun, the double charge 
taking effect in Moody's right breast. 

The driver of the sheriff's rig rushed to the wounded man's side and carried him in- 
side the house. Meantime the assassin made his escape. There was no one near the place at 
the time of the tragedy except the assassin, the sheriff and the driver. After carrying the 
mortally wounded officer into the house the driver hastened to the nearest neighbor's and 
sent help to the Shea building. He then phoned to Wahpeton for a doctor and drove back to 
Wahpeton. ********** 


At 5 PM Deputy Sheriff August Bohn phoned to Hankinson that the murderer had passed 
three miles west of Great Bend and had cut the telephone wires behind him. 

The man is evidently well acquainted with the country and is thought to be headed for 
the hills across the line in South Dakota. 

Dozens of men are on the lookout for the assassin, including a dozen or more from 
Hankinson. All are heavily armed. 

Unless captured at once, it is thought the man will pass between Lidgerwood and Hank- 
inson tonight. 


QAITI /I '■ ^' 'AH 84150 

0218748 SAL! U .-- 

A message from Wahpeton at 6:20 PM tonight sasys Sheriff Moody is dead. 


Sheriff Moody was killed instantly. The murderer then went to the barn and hitched up 
the best team on the place and made his escape. The team are large bays and belong to Donal 
Wright of Wahpeton. 

The shooting occurred at about 3:30 PM and the Wright team is reported to have passed 
the Carl Popp farm near Great Bend at about 5 o'clock. 

The identity of the murderer is a mystery, but it is supposed he is either insane or 
a desperate character previously a fugitive from Justice. His capure is expected within 
twenty-four hours. 


County Board will Name Successor. 

Under the law the duty of appointing a successor to the dead sheriff will devolve upoi 
the Board of County Commissioners. 

The Board will probably be called to meet in a special session and make the appoint- 
ment in a few days. The appointee will hold the office until January 1st, 1913. 

********** December 9, 1911 

Hankinson friends of the Nulph family were greatly shocked when word reached here Fri- 
day that Charles A. Nulph had died very suddenly at 2 AM Friday morning of heart failure. 
He' had been ailing for the previous two weeks but his ailment had not been considered very 
serious. He attempted to arise from bed Friday morning and fell back dead. Paralysis of 
the heart is given as the cause. 

Deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of the Wyndmere neighborhood and was for sev- 
eral years a resident of Hankinson. He was thrifty and possessed of keen business judgemen- 
and had acquired a comfortable fortune. He was at one time vice president of the Citizens 
National Bank of this city. He was well known throughout the county and had the respect an< 
esteem of all. 

He is survived by the widow and two children. . .Harry and Mrs. Jahnke, both of whom 
live in the Wyndmere neighborhood. The funeral was held at 1 o' clock Sunday afternoon wit' 
services at the Evangelical Church at Wyndmere. 

********* * December 11, 1919 


Mrs. John W. Briggs, 96 years old, died Thursday night at Wahpeton after four years o 
illness. She was Wahpeton's oldest resident. 

Mrs. Briggs was the widow of a civil war veteran, who was known throughout the United 
States as the impersonator of Uncle Sam. He died at the age of 91, and for years previous 
to his death he headed parades at the annual national G. A. R. conventions in New York City 


San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington and other cities. 

Mrs. Briggs was bom in New York, of Dutch stock, on August 11, 1825. In her youth 

December 8, 1921 

she was a famous equestrienne. ********* 

A message was received at Great Bend the first of the week announcing the critical 
illness of Miss Ella Hoeft, 23, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hoeft, in a hospital 
at Billings, MT. The parents left at once for Billings but on reaching Bismarck received a 
second message announcing her death. They continued their sad journey, however, and arrived 
here Tuesday evening with the remains. Deceased had been making her home with married sis- 
ters at Billings. The funeral will be held at Great Bend tomorrow. 

********* * December 8, 1921 

GREAT BEND EXAMINER. .. .The world is but one dark hour after another. A short message 
from Billings, MT., on Thursday announced the death of Miss Ellen Hoeft, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Julius Hoeft. The sad message was a severe shock to the relatives as well as everyone 
else. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones. 

********** December 8, 1921 


Mrs. Nick Schultz, who has been ill but just a week with mastoides, was taken to the 
hospital at Wheaton, MN. , on Monday evening and before she could be operated on, passed away. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband and two children, her mother, Mrs. Pohl 
and, brother Alex Pohl. Funeral services will be held at Rosholt, SD., on Friday. 

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After a month's illness. Max Heck passed away, at his home on Saturday evening. Max 
was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sigfried Heck, bom and raised in this community. At 
the time of death he was sixteen years old. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his parents, two sisters, Mrs. P.J. Mauer and Julia 
two brothers, Mike and John. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 o'clock at St. Philips Church, Rev. Jos. 
Studnicka officiating. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

The community extends, to the bereaved relatives, their heartfelt sympathy because of 

the untimely demise of this fine young lad. 

********** March 19, 1931 

Mr. Jack Bauer, formerly of Hankinson, died suddenly at his home in Enderlin, ND., 
according to word received by friends in this city. Death was due to heart failure. 

Mr. Bauer was a baggeman, running between Bismarck and Hankinson for several years, 
and had many friends here. The body was taken to Minneapolis, his old home, for interment. 

********** March 19, 1931 


LIDGERWOOD Column Mrs. George Stroehl attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. 

Margaret Traeger, which was held at Wahpeton last week. 

*********** March 19, 1931 

In sad and loving memory of our dear parents who died two sad years ago, February 14th 
and March 17th. 

We have lost our darling parents, 

They have bid us all adieu. 
They have gone to live in Heaven 

And their forms are lost to view. 
Oh, those dear ones, how we loved them, 

And how hard to give them up, 
But an angel came down for them 

And removed them from their flock. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Raddatz Mr. and Mrs. Willie Boldt 

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Medenwaldt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boldt 

Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Prochnow Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boldt 

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Adams • 20 

Adamson 13 

Adrian 3 

Albrecht 12 

Anderson 7,18,44 

Armstrong 30 

Arnold 38 

BacJd-.aus 8 

Baisley 2 

Baker 7,21,22,35 

Bauer 53 

Baxter 25 

Beatty 39 

Beito 14 

Bellen 10 

Berg 8 

Berger 48 

Bernard 5,47 

Berndt 6,13 

Billington 15,16 

Bisek 6 

Black 11 

Blackmer 12,42 

Bladow 6,14,33 

Blanchard 13 

Bohn 9,10,13,21 

Boldt 54 

Bolz ■ 24 

Borman 2,48 

Born 7 

Boudiette 48 

Bradden 44 

Braden 3 

Brandt 7 

Briggs 52 

Brown 24 

Brummund 45 

Bryan 4 

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Buck 9,14 

Buran 31 

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Carlson 45 

Carr 36,43 

Caruso 11 

Cavalier 22 

Chamberlain 2,23 

Chapin 4 

Christnan 46 

Clark 12,50 

Cook 3 

Coppin 1,21 

Cross 4 

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Dammen 10 

Davis 3 

Delaney 17 

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Dimert 27 

Dinger 15 

Dowling 36 

Droitcour 7 

Duffy 12 

Dujican 7 

Dunlap 12 

Ebel 5,14 

Eckes 5 

Edblom 8,16 

Egan 39 

Elsen 37 

ESnrich 6 

Enzy 49 

Erickson 33 

Farbey 33 


Farley 3 

Fehnrick 4 

Fisher 13 

Fladby 17 

Flood 32 

Forman 26 

Forsythe 30 

Foster 1,27 

Fox 18,20 

Frankfurth 12,33 

French 15 

Frvmdt 45 

Fuller 25 

Galuke 31 

Gearey 33 

Gemmett 2 

Gere 10 

Glasner 24 

Glassel 23 

Glouse 32 

God jahn 25 

Gollnick 21,34,46 

Gowin 14 

Graham 9 

Greske 35 

Grosskreutz 32 

Halleron 22 

Halstrom 2 

Hankinson 29,43 

Hare 8 

Harmon 10 

Haycraf t 1 

Hayes 27,47 

Heaton 23 

Heck 53 

Heesch 5,6 

Hegne 7 


Hehnke 27,29,30 

Herding 44 

Hiller 45 

Hingst ,50 

Hired Man 23 

Hoaglund 35 

Hoefs 43 

Hoeft 53 

Holm 10,45 

Holstein 3 

Holtgen 7 

Huls 4,7,40 

Hurly 26 

Hutsinpiller 22 

Illig 6 

Indians 3 

Ives 7 

Jaeck 4 

Jahr 7,21 

Jansen 31 

'Jensen 8,11 

Johnson 11 

Jost 50 

Kacorek 39 

Kaiser 23 

Kath 5 

Kehn 12 

Kellogg 31 

Ketcham 22 

Kinney 38 

Kitter 1 

Klawitter 17 

Kloeppel 48 

Klutter 25 

Knaak 49 

Knapp 11 

Koppelberger 20 

Koves 4 

Krause 3,14,25 

Kreig 15 

Kreiger 42 

Krieger 40 

Krueger 27 

Kugel 25 

Kutter 32 

Laboda 3,6 

Lamb 7 

Landis 46 

Laingbehn 10,15 

La Qua 49 

Larson 14,42 

Latterell 7,17 

Leffel 30 

Lehmen 49 

Lenzen 1,44 

Lewis 46,47 

Lierman 24 

"Lightning" 44 

Llsk 11,19,25 

Loudon 4 

Lubenow 1,6 

Lynch 16 

Malloy 13 

Markham 14 

Marquardt 11 

Marsh 42 

Mc Laird 8 

Medenwald/t 12,13,19,32,54 

Merrifield 30 

Meslow 39 

Milbrandt 39 

Miller 50 

Mitchell 19 

Mittag 3 

Mohs 12 

Moody 51 ,52 

Moran 43 

Morden 22 

Morris 16,49 

Morton 12 

Muehler 3,34 

Nagel 42 

Nulph 52 

Odden 10 

Olson 2 

Ostrom 20 

Pankow 12 

Pape 10 

Patten 23 

Paulson 7 

Payne 11 

Pederson 34 

Peitz 23 

Peterson 34,39 

Phelps 3 

Pietz 2 

Pippe 2 

Pohl 53 

Ponkow 10 

Postponed 12 

Potter 3 

Pratt 11 

Pribbernow 4 

Prochnow 54 

Putney 37 

Radditz 54 

Ranger 12,42 

Realieasques 1 

Reimer 46 

Riemer 22 

Rogers 8,15 


Rohan 44 

Ross 4 

Roth 19 

Rott 42 

Russell 20,37,49 

Sargent 12 

Schaf er 49 

Schiir 40 

Schiller 50 

Schraimn 5 

Schultheis 10,40 

Schultz 53 

Scone 16 

Scott 4 

Segar 16 

Sheller 17,19 

Shipe 2 

Simmering 6 

Sinclair 30 

Skinner 26 

.Sowell 27 

Springer 44 

Stach 9,19 

Stack 40 

Steffes 40 

Steinbitts 48 

Stilwell 31 

Stone 3 

Stonehocker 19 

Stout 11 

Stranger 23 

Strege 10,18 

Stroehl 54 

Strubel 2,34 

Swanson 12 

Sweeney 2 

Swenson 11 

Taylor 18,19,25 

Tew 1,18 

Thacker 9 

The Truth 8 

Thompson 33 

Threnson 32 

Thronson 31 

Timyjohn 13 

Toms 23 

Traeger 54 

Tribke 10 

Tubbs 30 

Twilliger 8 

Tyson 50 

Unknown 25,35,41 

Vaugsness 24 

Voeltz 5,6 

Wahlen 48 

Wahlsdorf 2 

Walker 5,37 

Weber 9 

Weinkauf 20 

Wells 33,36,41,43 

Wendt 3 

Wessel 13 

Westberg 50 

Westrup 5 

Whillis 5 

Wiley 38 

Wilson 24 

Winans 14 

Winther 17 

Wirth 17 

Witt 11,45 

Wittich 6 

Woiwode 49 

Wold 36 

Wolph 13 

Woodhull 34 

Worner 1 

Yarskie 19 

Zacharias 46 

Ziebrath 27,29,30 

Ziege 16