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June 18, 1925 - July 18, 1928 

MARRIAGE and DEATH AlfflOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 
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The HANKINSON NEV;S 

HANKINSON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA 

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LENZ - SMITH 
Miss Anna Lenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Lenz, formerly of Elma but now residing 
in St. Paul, was married on June 15th to Vernon Smith of Kidder, SD. The bride Wcis bom 
and raised in Elma and has many friends cind well wishers in this vicinity who are pleeised 
to extend congratulations and best wishes. 

********** June 18, 1925 

SELLNER - GODFREY 

The wedding of Miss Bertha Sellner of this city and Mr. James Godfrey of Bismarck 
was solemnized at St. Mary's Church at Bismarck on Tuesday Jtine 16th. The wedding was a 
quiet affair, only a few intimate friends and relatives of the contracting parties were 
in attendance. 

The bride wore a gorgeous dress of powder blue georgette emd carried a bouquet of 
roses. Miss Schebler was bridesmaid and was gowned in a dress of orchid crepe de chine 
with a hat to match. The groom was attended by Mr. Stanley Cuvenske. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sellner of this city, and is a most 
estimable young lady. She has been employed at Bismarck for the past three years .^ The 
groom is a young man of sterling character and worth and is engaged in the garage bvisi- 
ness at Bismarck. 

— Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey arrived in Hankinson yesterday and after a few days visit at 
the home of the bride ' s parents and other relatives cuid friends they will return to Bis- 
marck where they will make their future home. 

The NEWS joins in with their many friends in extending congratulations . 

********** June 18, 1925 



There is a movement on hcind to make insanity a cause for divorce. It is already 

Jvine 18, 1925 



the cause of many marriages. ********.* 



PETERSON - FOX WEDDING 
ROLETTE RECORD: ... .Pink and white decorations formed em attractive setting for the wed- 
ding of Miss Johanna Fox, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox of Rolette and 
Lawrence Arpheus Peterson of Hankinson, ND. , on Sunday, June 14th. Both were former Univ- 
ersity students. 

The ceremony occurred at the home of the bride's parents at 4 o'clock with the Rev- 
erend K. T. Strand of the Lutheran Bretheran Ch\irch officiating. The ring ceremony was 
used. A sister of the bride. Miss Signe Fox played the wedding march. The bridal couple 
entered attended by Miss Myrtle Fisher, a school friend of the bride cind Frederick Fox, 
a brother of the bride. The party advanced to a bower of pink and white banked with 
roses and gladioli of the same colors . 

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The bride was attired in a gown of white baronet satin draped with silk lace. A 
wreath of orange blossoms fashioned a coronet with the veil. She wore white kid pumps 
and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and swansonia. The bridesmciid wore a frock 
of pale yellow silk. 

The ring bearer. Miss Elizcibeth Fox was dressed in white and presented the ring on 
a satin pillow. 

Mrs. Peterson was graduated from the Rolette High School with the class of 1919 
and from there went to the Dniv. at Grand Forks, which institution she attended two years. 
Since then she has taught in the public schools of the state, teaching last year at oberon. 

The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Peterson of Willow City of the Golden 
Rule Department store. He took his commercial work at the Sacred Heart Academy of that 
city and later attended the University. He is a member of the Delta Sigma Social Frater- 
nity. At present he is employed as salesmanger of the Hankinson Nursery Con^iany. 

Pink and white decorations were tied on tables at which the immediate members of the 
family and the wedding party were served a fourcourse dinner, after the ceremony. The 
favors were corsages of pink and white snapdragons intermingled with daises. One of the 
most attractive pieces in the scheme of decorating was an elaborate wedding cake construct- 
ed by J. J. Claveau, of the Rolette Bakery, which was a real work of art. 

The young couple left that evening for Willow City to visit with the groom' s parents . 
From there they went to Hankinson where they will be at home to their friends after Aug. 
1st. The bride's traveling costume was an ensemble suit of navy blue and rust with a 
close fittine black hat and black satin pumps. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Jr., and daughter Adele Ann of Devils LaJce and Mr. and 
Mrs. L. H. Peterson of Willow City were the out of town guests. 

Mr. and Mrs. Peterson arrived in HanJcinson on Monday evening and have gone to house- 
keeping in the H. C. Westphal house. 

*♦*******♦ June 25, 1925 

JOS. A. REINKE WEDS 
Prominent Farmer Claims Minnesota Bride 
Jos. Reinke Weds Miss Margaret Braun at Fairbault, Minn. 

A wedding of interest here was solemnized in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fair- 
bault, MN., at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, when Miss Margaret Braun, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joseph Braun, and Mr. Joseph A. Reinke, son of Mrs. Michael Ginsbach were married. 
Rev. Federick Elshorst formerly pastor of St. Lawrence, read the service. 

For her maid of honor the bride had chosen Miss Helen Reinke. Miss Margaret Meyers 
and Miss Margaret Boltmen were bridesmaids. 

Mr. George Braun, brother of the bride, acted as the best man. Little Elaine Braun, 
niece of the bride, was the flower girl. She was dressed in white organdy and little 
bonnet shaped hat to match. Miss Helen Reinke wore a canton crepe dress trimmed with 
silver beads and apricot tulle hat to match her gown. 

Miss Margaret Meyers wore a pink Georgette dress with picture hat to match. Miss 

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Margaret Boltmen wais gowned in archit Georgette dress and hat to match. The bride wore a 
gown of white crepe Elizabeth, with a tulle veil and lace coronet. The dress was on siinple 
lines, beaded in tunic effect. She carried a shower bouqtiet of brides roses, lilies of the 
valley, and sweet peas. The maid of honor and bridesmaids carried boiiquets of butterfly roses. 
Mr. Joseph Meyer and Mr. Edward C. Bratin acted as ushers. 

Following the ceremony, about 75 guests were entertained at a reception given at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Braun. The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gins- 
bach of Hankinson, Mr. Matt Keinke of Hankinson, Miss Helen Beinke of Hankinson and Miss 
Margcuret Boltmen of St. Paul. 

The bride is an accomplished young lady who has been a leader in social life in her 
home community. The groom is a prominent yo\mg fanner of Brandenburg, respected by all, and 
has been prominent in civic affairs of the county. He has "made good" cis a hustling farmer 
and business man and has a host of friends and well wishers. 

After a brief honeymoon in the east, Mr. and Mrs. Peinke will be at home to their meiny 
friends on the old farm in Brandenburg. 

********** June 25, 1925 

KELLER - KRAUSE 
Miss Martha Keller and Ernest Krause, both of Brandenbiirg, were united in marriage at 
the German Lutheran Chvirch in Wahpeton last Wednesday. The marriage ceremony was performed 
by Eev. Becker. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stein of Brandenburg acted as witnesses. A wedding 
dinner was served at the Gust Hubrig home on Sunday. The young couple will make their home 
on the Gottlieb faom. Both bride and groom came to this commimity from Germany about a year 
ago and during this time have made a host of friends who extend congrattilations . 

********** June 25, 1925 

MELLAND - KNDDSEN 
The Brandvold Church near Victor was the scene of a pretty wedding the evening of June 
27th when Miss Gertrude Melland became the bride of Mr. John Knudsen. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Wickman in the presence of about thirty relatives and intimate friends of the 
young coi:5)le. 

The bride wore a gown of crepe black satin, trimmed with white silk lace and carried a 
bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaids were Gladys Knudsen, sister of the groom, whose 
gown was of yellow georgette, and Mable Melland, sister of the bride, attired In a gown of 
orchid georgette, each wearing a corsage bouquet. Bemice Melland, sister of the bride, 
acted as flower girl and was becomingly gowned in rose colored crepe . The groom was attend- 
ed by his brother, Henry Knudsen, as best man. Following the ceremony a reception was given 
in honor of the newlyweds. 

Tlie contracting parties are well and favorably known. The bride is a daughter of John 
Melland and has grown to womanhood in the neighborhood. The groom is an industrious young 
fanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabrial Knudsen, cind has rented a farm just across the line in 
South Dakota. After two weeks' honeymoon to the Black Hills, Mr. cind Mrs. Knudsen will be 

"at home" in New Effington. 

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The vishers were Howard Knudsen, brother of the groom, eind Rijssell Melland, brother of 
the bride. ********** july 2, 1925 

TISEEL - RUSTAD 
Announcements were received here this week of the marriage of Miss Louise M. Tlsdel 
to Mr. Alfred T. Rustad at Santa Barbara, CA., on June 19th. 

Tlie bride is a sister of Mrs. W. C. Forman, Jr., of this city and has been a teacher 
in the Los Angeles Pviblic schools for several years. She is known to a number of our read- 
ers, having visited here at intervals for years past. The groom is president of the Wheaton 
NationeQ. Bank at Wheaton, MN., and Mr. and Mrs. Rustad will maike their home in that city on 
their return from the coast the latter part of this month. 

********** July 2, 1925 

DONALD MOORE WEDS 

Friends of Donald Moore will be interested to learn that he was married Icist Friday to 
Miss Viola Carr of Nevis, the wedding ceremony taking place at Walker, MN. Further partic- 
ulars of the happy event are lacking and will be printed in next week's NEWS. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore of Brightwood and is a popular and worthy 
young man, and the yoimg bride is a daughter of Mrs. Ella M. Carr of Nevis, MN. 

Mr. and Mrs. Moore are expected to arrive here this week for a visit at the home of 
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore, before returning to Willmar where Donald has 
a position at the Great Northern Railroad shops. 

********** July 9^ 1925 

_ FORMER DEPUTY COUNTY AUDOTOR WEDS 

Miss Anita Hanson, daughter of A. B. Hanson, manager of the Wonder Store, and Mr. Har- 
old Myhra, former Deputy Couty Auditor and son of Postmaster E. H. Myhra, of Wahpeton, were 
married on Monday of last week by the Rev. Mr. Simonsen, Pastor of the Norwegian Lutheran 
Church, at his home in Fergus Falls. They were unattended. Linn Harris and Lyle Lunday, 
friends of Mr. Myhra, witnessed the ceremony. 

THie bride is a charming and refined young lady, who has made her home in Wahpeton since 
her father became manager of the Wonder Store, of the Leuthold chain. 

Mr. Myhra grew to manhood in Wahpeton. He was one of the most efficient deputy covinty 
auditors Richland County has ever had, and is a young man with a fine future before him 
whose friends number all who know him. 

Mr. and Mrs. Myhra will make their future home in Wahpeton and will have the best wishes 

of many friends for happiness and prosperity. ...Richland County Farmer 

********** July 9^ 1925 

PETE CAMPBEIi BECOMES A BENEDICT 
A couple of weeks ago Peter J. Campbell slipped away to Detroit, MN., informing his 
friends that he was going fishing and he must have made a good catch according to the fol- 
lowing item taken from the Detroit News . 



"Miss Vera Mary Kirchner of this county and Mr. Peter J. Campbell of Fairmount, ND. , 
were united in maxriage on Monday morning, June 22nd, at the Holy Rosary Church, Father 
Ansgar Osendorf officiating. Miss Anna Walz acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Thos. Campbell as 
brother of the groom, was the groom's attendant. 

The bride was dressed in an ensemble suit of olive green and carried a bouquet of bride's 
roses and babies breath. The bridesmaid wore a gown of rust crepe and carried a bouquet of 
roses and babies breath. 

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Marshall cottage on Det- 
roit lake after which Mr. and Mrs. Can^bell left for North Dakota on a week's honeymoon trip. 

The bride has been einployed at the Marshall cottage, and the groom is a farmer near 
Fairmount. ****♦♦***• juiy 9, 1925 

DANDERAND - HAAS 

Frank T. Haas of Lidgerwood s\irprised many of his friends last week by quietly slipping 
out of town and going to Marshall, MN., where, on Friday morning, July 3rd, he was married 
to Miss Frances Danderand, who was formerly one of the teachers , in the Lidgerwood schools . 

Miss Catherine Haas, a sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid and Roland Danderand, 
brother of the bride was best man. 

After the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party and the newly- 
weds took the train for Duluth, thence the boat for Toledo euid from there by auto for the 
remaining part of their trip. 

The groom is well known in Lidgerwood and is connected with the Lidgerwood Auto S Mach- 
ine Company. The bride taught school here several years ago and later taught in Porto Rico. 
The past year she taught in Minnesota. After their wedding trip they will reside in Lidger- 
wood LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** july le, 1925 

MOE - MOORE 

The marriage of Miss Inga Moe of Lidgerwood and Mr. Walter Moore of Forbes, took place 
at Aberdeen, SD., on Wednesday July 1st. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Moe of Lidgerwood. She attended the 
school in this city and since graduating from the high school has been teaching school and 
taught several years at Forbes. The groom is a grain buyer at Forbes where they will reside. 

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LIDGERWOOD MONITOR July 16 , 1925 

FACTOR - SCHERF 
The marriage of Miss Alvina E. Factor of Lidgerwood and Mr. Leo Scherf of Ada, MN., 
took place in Wahpeton on July 3rd, Judge Van Amam officiating. H. F. Jahoda was best man 
and Miss Mary Factor, sister of the bride was bridesmaid. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Factor. For the past few years she has 
been engaged in bank work. The groom is cashier of a bank at Ada, MN., where they will 
make their futvure home. ********** 
LIDGEJHOOD MONITOR Jlily 16, 1925 



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MOORZ - CARR 

The following write-up of the wedding of Donald Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore 
of Brightwood and Miss Viola Carr of Nevis is taJcen from the Nevis News: 

At one time the Moore family lived in Nevis and at that time the Carr family and that 
of the Moores were good friends. Then started a little romance which ended in the marriage 
of one of the Moore children with one of the Carr girls. 

So Donald began to play his court and found favor in the eyes of Miss Carr. Mr. Moore 
and Miss Carr motored to Walker Friday on the day before Independence Day and were married 
at 9 PM in that town by Rev. Jewell. The bride was dressed in rose Canton crepe and the 
frock was trimmed with gold lace and she looked like a demure little rose too. The brides- 
maid was attired in Canton crepe emd the frock was trimmed in Spanish lace. The name of the 
bride's maid was Aileen Moore. If any of the girls are interested in what the groom wore it 
was a grey suit and his attendant was Theordore Carr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Miss Moore, Mr. Voeltz and Mr. Ralph Moore left Wednesday morning 
for a trip through Itasca State Park. From there they went to Bemidji where they were enter- 
tained at the home of Mr. Moore's aunt, Mrs. Einerick Rosengreen. The rest of the party left 
for Detroit Sunday morning. 

Though he has not resided in Nevis for several years, Mr. Moore has mciny friends here- 
abouts and Miss Carr was a very well liked young lady. 

********** July 16, 1925 

BENOIT - BERGMAN 

Two prominent yoving people of Wahpeton were united in marriage early Monday morning by 
the Rev. A. Jande at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church when Miss Lillian Bergman, daughter of 
Mayor and Mrs. August Bergman, became the bride of Laurent Benoit. Low mass was said at 
6 AM that morning. 

The bride wore a charming gown of Golden hues centarita, with accessories to match. 
Her colonial bouquet was of pink and white shower roses. The bridesmaid was her cousin. Miss 
Cecile Mcinikowske of Minneapolis, who wore a gown of tan crepe de chine, and carried carna- 
tions and lilies of the valley. The bridegroom was attended by the bride's brother, William. 

The guests consiting of the immediate family and a few relatives were served to a three 
course breakfast at the Bergman home. Misses Shirley Ellis and Marcella Huber, friends of the 
bride, serving. The house was prettily decorated in a color scheme of pink aind white. 

The bride has a wide acquaintance in this section, having lived here a long time during 
which she had made many friends. The groom has no relatives in this part of the country but 
is well known here. He came here several years ago and later bought a half interest in the 
Variety Store, one of Wcihpeton's leading business houses, which he ran in partnership with 
the womcin whom he was later to marry. 

They will continue to make their home in Wahpeton and will return In about two weeks 

from a honeymoon touring trip. ....WAHPETON GLOBE . 

********** July 23, 1925 



BRADY - WOOD 
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Brady have sent out announcements of the marriage of their daugh- 
ter, Vesta Loreene, to Floyd Wood which was solemnized at Eugene, OR, on Saturday, July 
25th. They will be at home at 547 Washington St., Eugene, Oregon after August 15th. 

Ihe bride graduated from the high school here and taught school in the western part 
of the state the past year. Her nany friends join in wishing her much happiness through 
wedded life. ********** August 6, 1925 

MEYER - HARDIE 
Jacob Meyer and Miss Ida Hardie were united in marriage on Tuesday morning July 28th, 
by Rev. Father Bierens at St. Anthonys Rectory. 

TSie young cox^ile have many friends who extend congratulations. 

********** August 6, 1925 

Word has been received from Canada of the marriage of Lillian Codner, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. G. L. Codner of North Battleford, Sask., to Heirold Bemdt, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
William Bemdt of Radisson, Sask., on July 27th at Saskatoon. The bride was a teacher, 
having taught in both the North Battleford and Radisson districts. The young couple intend 
to make their home on a farm near Radisson. 

********** August 13, 1925 

MISS ROSE KERN AND EDWARD WACHA MARRY 

A quiet wedding was solemnized on Tuesday evening at 8 PM by the Rev. Father Jande of 
St. Adalbert's Catholic Church at Wahpeton, when Miss Rose Kern and Mr. Edward Wacha were 
vinited- in matrimony. Their attendents were the bride's sister, Mrs. George Saupe, and her 
husband. 

Miss Kern's parents reside in Lidgerwood, but she has made her home for a number of 
years with her grandmother, Mrs. Saible. She has been employed at the office of Forbes, 
Lounsbury and Forbes, attorneys, and will continue her work there. Mr. Wacha, who is a 
brother of Mrs. Leo Novetske, is also from Lidgerwood, but has been employed in Wahpeton 
as carpenter for several years. 

The bride wore a charming ensemble of gray silk with a hat in the new pansy shade. 
Her corsage was of pink rosebuds. Following the ceremony tlie yoxong couple left for the 
Twin cities, where they will spend their honeymoon. Upon their return they will make their 
home temporarily, at least, with her sister, Mrs. Saupe. Another sister. Miss Agnes Kern, 
a nurse at the Breckenridge Hospital, was also present at the wedding. 

Miss Kern is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kern, former residents of this city. 
Hankinson friends extend congratulations . 

********** August 20, 1925 



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Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Scribner and family left last Satvirday for a visit with relatives 
at Onamia, returning home Monday. While there they attended the wedding of Mrs. Scribner 's 
sister, Miss Bethel Warren to John Mittag, which occured at the bride's home on Sunday after- 
noon. The newly married couple will make their home at Onamia where the groom is engaged in 

the bakery business. 

********** August 20, 1925 

Mr. and Mrs. John McTigue of Onamia, MN., arrived Tuesday for a few days visit at the 
home of the latter 's sister, Mrs. W. H. Scribner. Mr. eind Mrs. McTigue were recently marr- 
ied at Onamia and included Hankinson in their Honeymoon trip. They have been to Canada and 
have traveled the northern part of Minnesota. 

********** August 27, 1925 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kiel of Minneapolis arrived Wednesday evening of last week for a 
visit at the home of the former's parents, Mr. cind Mrs. Robert Kiel. Mr. and Mrs. Kiel were 
married in May and had kept their marriage a secret from relatives and friends here until 
recently. Mrs. Kiel was formerly Miss Maude Rose of St. Paxil. 

********** September 3, 1925 

MARIK - GRIEPENTRDG 
Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka, pastor of St. Philip's Church, performed the ceremony which 
united in marriage, Miss Mable Marik of Wahpeton and Alvin Griepentrog of Great Bend on 
Tuesday afternoon at 5 PM. Miss Leona Dmbreit of Great Bend was bridesmaid and Peter DeFea 
of this city, acted as best man. 

The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marik of Wahpeton. The groom 
is well known throughout this community, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Griepentrog of 
Great Bend. His parents were among the early settlers of Richland Coxmty and until recently 
they resided on their farm near Great Bend. They moved into Great Bend and Alvin has been 
working the farm since they moved. The yovmg couple will make their home on the farm. 
They have the congratulations of the entire community. 

********** September 10, 1925 

DAN CDPID BUSY 
Spears Three Couples with His Deadly Weapon 
LAST WEEK WAS A BUSY ONE IN THE MARRIAGE MART IN THIS COMMUNITY 

MARTIN - GEEESKE 
At 6 AM Monday morning, in the presence of immediate relatives and friends, the 
ceremony which united for life. Miss Nellie Martin of this city, and Wallace Gereske of 
Stiles, was performed by Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka at St. Philip's Church. The bride was 
prettily gowned and carried a beautiful bouquet of roses. Miss Victoria Korch of Geneseo, 
was bridesmaid. 

The groom was attended by Leonard Machovlez of Geneseo. 



Both the bride and groom are well known throughout this community, the bride navang 
grown to womanhood here. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Martin. Her mother 
died when she was but a child and has since made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman Budack of this city. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gerezek 
who reside near Stiles, and heis been engaged in farming north of Stiles. The young couple 
will make their home on the farm. 

They have the congratulations and best wishes of the comnunity. 

********** September 17, 1925 

MUEHLER - VrCIXPBECHT 

A very pretty wedding occured at the German Lutheran QiTirch on Thursday afternoon 
of last week when Miss Theresa Muehler of Brightwood Township, and Edward Willprecht of Lid- 
gerwood, were united in marriage. Rev. J. P. Klausler performed the ceremony, in the presence 
of almost two hundred relatives and friends. The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of 
white flat crepe and wore a veil of the same color. She carried a botiquet of roses. 

Miss Anna Bohn, of Great Bend, a covusin of the bride and Miss Clara Willbrecht, cousin 
of the groom, were bridesmaids. The groom was attended by his cousin, Herman Willprecht 
and Robert Muehler, brother of the bride. 

The wedding march was played by Miss Ruth Pribbemow. After the ceremony the bridal 
pair retired to the home of the bride's parents in Brightwood where a wedding siipper was 
served at 5 PM to about seventy-five relatives and friends. 

'She bride is a popular yoxmg lady of Brightwood, having grown to maidenhood there. 
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Muehler. 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Willprecht of Lidgerwood. He Is a man of 
sterling quality. The happy couple will make their home on the groom's farm near Lidgerwood. 

The NEWS joins with their many friends in extending congratulations . 

********** September 17, 1925 

GOWIN - HARDY 

The marriage of Miss Opal L. Gowin of Greendale to Mr. Philip Hardy of Falrmount was 
solemnized by County Judge VanAmam at his office in Wahpeton on Tuesday, Sept. 8th. The 
young people are well known in the neighborhood in which they have resided for years and 
have the congratulations and best wishes of a host of friends. 

********** September 17, 1925 

GEEAT BEND.... On Friday, Sept. 4th, at 2 o'clock occured the wedding of Mr. George 
Schulth and Rebecca Stoltenow at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stolte- 
now near Great Bend, Rev. Emil Mueller, pastor of the Evangelical Church officiating. Only 
the nearest relatives and the Wm. Gollnick faonily with whom the groom made his home for a 
number of years, being present for the occasion. The young couple were bom and raised in 
this neighborhood and are held in highest regard; they have gone to housekeeping on the 
Frank J. Popp farm west of Great Bend. The well wishes of a host of friends go with the 
happy cot5>le. ********** September 17, 1925 



LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ^.^^ ^^^^ _ ^^^ ^^^^^ 

Miss Mary Biaha and Mr. Alvin Korbel, both of this city, were \mited in marriage at 
St. John's Church on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, Rev. Turek officiating. 

The bride came to this country a few years ago and has made her home here since. The 
groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Korbel and grew to manhood in our midst. He graduated 
from the high school in this city two years ago and has been engaged as school teacher since 
and will teach in Geneseo this year. 

On Tuesday evening they gave a wedding dance at the Bohemian Hall. They will reside 
at Geneseo where he will theach this year. 

********* * September 17, 1925 

OLBERG - EGGEN 
A very pretty wedding took place Satxirday, Sept. 12th at 3 o'clock in the afternoon 
at Scandia Church at which time Miss Mabel Olberg became the bride of Mr. Peter Eggen. 

To the strains of "Lohengrim's Bridal Chorus" the wedding procession entered the 
church. It was led by Miss Esther Eggen, bridesmaid and followed by Miss Rachel Sather, 
maid of honor. The groom was escorted by Clifford Sather, best man. Little "Dimples" 
Opsal acted as flower girl. The bride was given away by her sister Myrtle Olberg and who 
also sang "0 Promise Me" accompanied by Mrs. Rev. Iverson at the organ. 

The ceremony was then performed. A few appropriate remarks were given by Rev. Iver- 
son and the Nuptial Vows were pronounced by Rev. Morris Eggen, brother of the groom. 

********** September 24, 1925 

GOETTE - HEUreCKE 
The marriage of Miss Augusta Goette and Mr. Henry Heinecke was solemnized on Friday, 
Sept. 11th, at Sisseton in the presence of a few friends and relatives. Rev. Evans perform- 
ing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oletzke were the attending witnesses. 

The bride is the daughter of our old friend Mr. Carl Goette, and has grown to woman- 
hood in this locality where she is known and admired by hosts of friends. The groom is a 
prosperous young farmer of Richville, MN., and the happy couple left Tuesday for that place 
to make their future home, followed by the best wishes of all. The RECORD extends congrat- 
ulations. EFFINGTON RECORD.... 

********** September 24, 1925 

MISS JESSIE KULBERG TO BE MARRIED 
The following is taken from the Sioux City Journal of recent date and will be of 
considerable interest to our readers, in that it relates to one of our most charming young 

ladies, very well known and with many friends in this city 

"Mr. and Mrs. I. Kulberg of Hsmkinson, ND., formerly of Minneapolis, announced the 
engagement of their daughter, Jessie, to Jack Magilvesky of Sioux CLty, Iowa. The wedding 
will take place on October 18th. Miss Kulberg is now visiting here as the guest of her 
sister, Mrs. M. J. Shapiro, 307 Busch Terrace, who will entertain at mah jong tea Tuesday 

afternoon in her honor." ***^^^^^^^ ^,_ o.««.. 

********** October 8, 1925 

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LIDGEEWOOD BOY WILL BE MARRIED NEXT FEBROARy 

•She engagement of Miss Carmen Bell, 6330 Primrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA., to James 
Kuchynka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gtist Kutchynka of Lidgerood, was annotmced recently at a 
pre-nv^jtial limcheon in honor of Miss Bell, given by Miss Lucille Caruthers of Hollywood. 

Ten young lady friends of the bride-to-be were the guests, and music and dancing were 
enjoyed, following the limcheon. 

Mr. Kuchnyka, who went to California about a year ago, is employed at his carpentry 
trade and has been in the enjjloy of the bride's father, a contractor, for some months. His 
father. Gust Kuchynka of Lidgerood, left this week to work in California, during the winter, 
and will be at his son's wedding in February. 

********** October 8, 1925 

Miss Veronica Bernard and Arlie Schultz of Great Bend, were married at the St. Philip'; 
Parish House on Ihursday afternoon, Oct. 8th, at 5 PM. Rev. Fr. Studnicka performed the 
ceremony. These yoving people are well known in Great Bend, and their many friends extend 
congratulations. ********** October 8, 1925 

WAHL - HAJNY 

laist Thursday, Vlady Hajny and Miss Claxa Wahl, both well known in this city, quiet- 
ly slipped out of town and went to Wahpeton, where they were married, much to the surprise 
of many of their friends. They are now keeping hotise in this city and Vlady is trimming 
steaks and roasts as xisual at the Ercink market. 

They have many friends who wish them the best for their future. 
— ********** October 8, 1925 

BERNARD - SCHULTZ 

Raymond Schultz, Angela Bernard, Arlie Schultz and Rose Bernard motored to Hankin- 
son Thursday where the latter people were quietly married at 5 PM at the Catholic Parsonage 
by Rev. Studnicka. 

The bride wore a tan silk crepe dress carrying an arm bouquet of pink and white car- 
nations. Her sister. Miss Angela, was the maid of honor, Eind was gowned in Copenhagen blue 
flat crepe trimmed with silver lace, also carrying carnations. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Raymond Schultz. After the ceremony the happy 
couple left from Fairmount on the evening train for a short trip to St. Cloud and Paynesville 
MN., returning on Sunday evening. 

They plan to live on the farm where Ed. Loll used to live and we extend our congrat- 
ulations and best wishes for a very happy married life. GREAT BEND - BRANDENBURG.... 

********** October 15, 1925 

A marriage license last week was issued by Judge George Van Amam to Fred Kriz and 
Miss Bessie Podliska of Lidgerwood. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Podliska, old 
and well respected residents of the Lidgerwood vicinity. 

********** October 15, 1925 



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Dan CXipid Was A Busy Young Man - Four Weddings Were Celebrated Last Week - Rivals J\me Record 

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MAGILNER - KDLBERG 
Miss Jessie Kulberg, daughter of Mr. eind Mrs. L. Kulberg of this city, and Mr. Jack 
Magilner, were married last Simday, October 19th at the home of the groom's parents in Sioux 
City, lA. The Jewish ceremony was used at the marriage. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in an orchid trimmed taffeta dress, trimmed in silver 
and wore a veil trimmed in lace. She carried a large bouquet of pink roses. The matron of 
honor, Mrs. M. J. Shapiro of Minneapolis, the bride's sister, wore a powdered blue georgette 
crepe trimmed in lace and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. The groom wore a black tuxedo 
suit. 

Mrs. I. Kulberg, mother of the bride was gowned in a black satin dress, embroidered in 
wool. Mrs. Magilner wore a black satin dress, trimmed _in Georgette crepe beaded in blue. 

After the ceremony the goom's parents served a sunjituous dinner to seventy-five guests 
Their home was profusely decorated in pink and yellow roses and this color scheme was carried 
out in the table decorations. 

Mr. and Mrs. Magilner left Monday on a wedding trip to Omaha, going from there to Can- 
ada and returning via Minneapolis. They will return to Hankinson for a visit at the I. Kul- 
berg home until Mr. Magilner has definitely decided upon his future bxosiness endeavors. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. Kulberg of Hankinson were present at the wedding ceremony. The bride 
is very well known in HajiJcinson and has won a miiltitude of friends by her many beautiful qual 
ities and gracious manner. The heartiest of congratiilations is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Mag- 
ilner by the people of HanJcinson. 

********** October 22, 1925 

KUNERT - WEBB 
Announcements were received last week of the wedding of Harry F. Kxmert, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Kunert, of this city, and Miss Viola Webb of Page, ND. , on Monday, Oct. 12th, 
at Fargo. The newly married couple will make their home at Page where the groom has a pos- 
ition in a drug store. Harry Kunert is a Hankinson boy, was raised in this city, graduated 
from the Hankinson high school. He attended the ND. A.C. at Fargo, where he gradviated from 
the pharmaceutical department. He is a splendid yovmg man with many personal friends here 
who extend congratvilations . The bride is a resident of Page and has no acquaintances in 
Hankinson. ********** October 22, 1925 

NELSON - ABBE 
Stealing a march on their friends, Mr. Roy H. Nelson and Miss Esther Abbe of Owatonna, 
MN., were quietly maxried at Wcihpeton last Saturday. They have retiimed to Hankinson and 
are living at the Hankinson Nursery Co., "farm. Mr. Nelson is the superintendent of the nur- 
seiY and has been largely instrumental in building the splendid business enjoyed by that 
concern. The bride was a stenographer in the employ of the Hankinson Nursery and later was 
employed in the nursery at Owatonna. Both bride and groom are very well and favorably known 

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in this city and have many friends who extend congratulations. 

********** October 22, 1925 

MITTAG - HAGLIN 

Miss Elizabeth Mittag, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mittag of this city, and Clar- 
ence Haglin, were married in Bralnerd, MN., last Saturday, October 17th. The only relative 
present at the ceremony was a sister of the bride, Miss Anna Mittag, who is employed in Brai- 
nerd. The bride was tastily attired in a blue dress with hat to match. 

After the ceremony the happy cov5>le left on a wedding trip to Fargo and will also 
visit the bride's parents in this city, before returning to Brainerd where Mr. Haglin conduct 
a garage, and where they will make their home. 

Their many friends join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Haglin much joy through life. 

********** October 22, 1925 

Fred Kriz and Miss Bessie Podliska of Lidgerwood were married Wednesday, in that city. 
One of the pleasing features of the occasion was a free dance given to all guests that even- 
jjjg^ ********** October 22, 1925 

CHEAT BEND (Too late for last week...) Last week, Wednesday, Rudy Beling and Miss 
Linda Ambach motored to Wahpeton where they were married at the Lutheran Parsonage by Rev. 
Becker. Madella Popp was the bridesmaid and Herbert Beling the bestman. After the ceremony 
they left on a trip to Minneapolis. They will make their home in Great Bend where Mr. Belin< 
is connected with his father's hardware business. 

Their many friends wish them much success and happiness. 
"^ ********** October 22, 1925 

BROWN - HENTZ 

Miss Alice Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Brown of this city, was united in 
marriage to Mr. Peter Hentz, at the Methodist parsonage, Minneapolis, Rev. Chas. Fox Davies 
performing the ceremony. The wedding was consumated on Tuesday, October 20th. The bride 
was beautifully gowned in golden brown satin faced canton, with mink trimming and hat to 
match. 

After a b^ief wedding trip to the Twin Cities the happy cov^ile well be at home to 
their many friends on the Peter Hentz farm. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hentz have made this community their home for many years. The 
bride graduated from the high school and has taught school for the past four years. Their 
friends unite in wishing them all the joy, with none of the sorrows, of life. 

********** October 29, 1925 

MISS LADRA MILBRANDT and JOHN KURTH MARRIED 
Miss Laura Milbrandt of Hankinson and John Kurth were married last Thursday after- 
noon, October 22nd, at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kurth, Plainview, 
MN. They departed that afternoon for the TVrin Cities and are at present visiting relatives 

in Hankinson. 

The bride is a daughter of Miss Anna Milbrandt of this city, and is very well and 

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favorably kncawn, having a host of friends who rejoice over tme nappy event. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kurth, will remain in Hankinson until Nov. 3rd, when they will 
leave for their home near Plainview. Mr. Kurth is engaged in fanning near that town. 

********** October 29, 1925 

NEW EFFINGTON....The marriage of Miss May Hunter and Mr. Walter Johnson took place 
at Wahpeton, ND., on Thursday of last week. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al 
Hunter and is a yo\mg lady of charming personality and many accomplishments. The groom 
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Johnson and a man of sterling qualities. They will go 
to hoxisekeeping for the present with the groom's mother and family. 

********** October 29, 1925 

Miss Francis Nelson, who formerly lived at the nursery, and will be remembered by 
a great many people, was married on Sept. 19th, to Alvin A. DuVal at Minneapolis. 

********** November 5, 1925 

Loddie Hrdlicka of Minneapolis, has been in this vicinity for the past week visit- 
ing relatives and friends, cind enjoying his honeymoon. Mr. Hrdlicka was married last week 
but we have been unable to learn the name of the bride, who is a resident of Minneapolis. 
Mr. Hrdlicka was the propretor of a meat market in Han]d.nson and Mantador a number of years 
ago. ********** November 5, 1925 

ZIETLOW - LOLL 

Last Thursday, Miss Gertrude Zietlow eind Charles Loll of Great Bend, were united 
in marriage at the courthouse by Judge Van Amam. The young couple will live over the 
Lubenow store in Great Bend. 

Mr. Loll is en^jloyed in the A. C. Lubenow store. Mrs. Loll is a daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Berthold Zietlow, oiving north of Great Bend. She has lived in this community 
all her life and has a multitude of friends who rejoice over the union of this estimable 
young couple . The community extends congratulations . 
GREAT BEND COLUMN ********** November 5, 1925 

Newlyweds are always fair game for the practical joker but the superintendent of the 
Ward County (N.D.) poor farm was rather amazed recently when a well dressed young couple 
drove up in a new coupe and asked for rooms. They were looking for a nice quiet place in 
which to spend their honeymoon and "a nice big summer home south of Minot, with fine big, 
light, airy rooms, running water, cheap board, and modem in every way" had been recomm- 
ended to them. ^^^^^^^j.^j. ,- ,«^,- 

********** November 5, 1925 

MANTADOR GIRL MARRIED 

Miss Priscilla Schlener of Mantador and Mr. Nick Vienenstocker of Hunger, ND. , were 
married Monday at the Mantador Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. H. Wilkes. After a brief honey- 
moon the young coi^ple will return to Mantador for a visit at the home of the bride's par- 
ents . The bride was bom and raised near Mantador and has a multitude of friends in that 
vicinity who know and respect her, and extend congratulations. 

The groom is a stranger in that community but has a very pleasing personality and 

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his friends of recent acquisition are assured that he is a splendid young man of many 
sterling qualities. 

The bride wore a lavender georgette gown with silver lace trimming, and carried a 
bouquet of white carnations. She was attended by Miss Bessie Babitchka, who wore an arc- 
ide satin crepe dress and carried a bouquet of white carnations . The groom was attended 
by the cousin of the bride, Victor Kath. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schlener, Sr., only relatives being present. Mr. and Mrs. F. Schlener 
and family of this city attended the wedding. Mr. Schlener is a brother of the bride. 

********** November 12, 1925 

GAULKE - LUBENOW 

GREAT BEND A. L. Lxibenow very quietly left for Bismarck the fore part of last week 

where he was married to Miss Lette Gaulke, who was a stenographer at the Bismarck Hosp- 
ital before her marriage to Mr. Lubenow. 

Meanwhile Mrs. Robert Weiss, sister of Mr. Lubenow, had not been idle, and when 
Mr. and Mrs. A, C. Lubenow arrived in Great Bend on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Weiss, with 
the able assistance of Miss Tillie Hoffman and Miss Angela Bezmard had prepared a supper 
at the A. C. Lubenow home. 

Amont the quests were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lubenow, Mr. and Mrs.- August Bohn, the 
Weiss family. Art Sievert and children and Rev. Muehler 

The commvinity extends their heartiest congratulations. 

********** November 12, 1925 

GREAT BEND A siirprise shower was held at the Herman Gehler home on Monday evening, in 

con^jliment to their daughter, Lena, whose marriage to Walter Fenske of Raymond, MN., takes 
place Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Great Bend, the Rev. T. Hinck officiat- 

^9- ********** November 12, 1925 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE V7ED 
Miss Catherine Green and M. S. Aker Married Wednesday Evening 

Wednesday evening, October 18th, at 7 PM, Miss Catherine Lois Green became the bride 
of Mr. Maurice Sanford Aker. After the marriage vows were solemnized by Rev. Jos. Studnlcka 
the happy young couple went to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Green, 
where a reception was given. Just the immediate relatives were present. 

Miss Everetta Green, as maid of honor, wore a pink ombre crepe gown and carried an 
cirm bouquet of Ward roses and violets. Mr. Harold Murphy attended Mr. Aker as bestman. 

"nie. bride wore a gown of brown cut velvet with hat and shoes to match. Her shower 
bouquet was of bride ' s roses and white button chrysanthemums . 

The dining room was prettily decorated in autumn shades. The bride is one of Hank- 
inson's most accomplished and popular young ladies. She has grown to womanhood in our midst 
and is a favorite with all. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aker, who reside at 
Baker, ND. A rising young attorney and one of our most highly respected citizens. He is 

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practicing law in partnership with Mr. Murphy. 

After a brief wedding trip the yoimg coi5)le will return to HanMnson to make their 
future home cind the KEWS ertends heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a long iind 
happy wedded life. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were: Mrs. H. H. Budde, of Minneapolis; Mrs. E. 
L. Green of So. St. Pavil; and Magina McCloskey of Minneapolis. 

********** November 19, 1925 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schuster attended the wedding of a cousin of Mr. Schuster at Tlnta, 
ND., on Tuesday. ********** November 19, 1925 

CUPID SPEAPS 'mREE MORE 
Double Wedding at Mantador cind Wedding at Fairmount This Week 

The little city of Mantador was the scene of a double wedding on Tuesday morning, 
Nov. 17th, when two brothers and two sisters were ^larried. Walter Bauler and Miss Lena 
Soehner and Mathew Bauler cind Miss Mathilda Soehner were the contracting parties. The 
weddings took place at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mantador at 8:30 AM, and immed- 
iately after a sunjituoxis wedding feast was served to the entire congregation. 

The brides wore white satin dresses and carried bouquets of pink and white carnat- 
ions. The young ladies are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Soehner of Mantador and are very 
well known throughout that community. Their many friends extend congratulations. 

Ttie Messrs Bauler are farmers living near Madison, MN., and it is there that the 
young couples will make their homes. 

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SCHROEDER - POHL 

A very pretty and quiet wedding vas solemnized at St. Anthony's Church at Fairmount 
at 10 AM on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, when Miss Frieda Schroeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Schroeder, became the charming bride of Alexander Pohl, son of Mx. amd Mrs. Nick Pohl of 
White Rock, SD. 

The bride wore a dress of white satin and carried a bouquet of roses and narcissxis. 
Mary Pohl, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and was gowned in a changeable cerise taff- 
etta dress and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. Harry Schroeder, brother of the 
bride, was best man. After the wedding the relatives and friends of the couple went to 
the home of the bride, where dinner was served. The groom is a popular young man, having 
resided in the vicinity of White Rock all his life. The bride has spent her life at the 
home of her folks. 

The couple left the same evening on a wedding trip to the cities and other places 
and will be at home in December, at his mother's farm, where he has been engaged in farming. 
The many friends of the young couple extend congratulations and best wishes. 

♦******♦** November 19, 1925 

HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 

Miss Emma A. Jaeger, daughter of Mr. eind Mrs. John Jaeger of this city, and Herbert 
Smith of Minneapolis, were united in marriage in that city on Saturday, Nov. 21st. 

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They will live in Minneapolis. The bride is a Hankinson girl, gradioating from the 
local high school two yeaxs ago. She is an exceedingly accon5)lished young lady with a 
large circle of personal friends, who rejoice over the happy event. 

Mr. Smith is a very well and favorably known yoting man in HanMnson, having lived 
here with his parents several years ago. Their many friends extend congratulations. 

********** November 26, 1925 

THEEE WEDDINGS SOLEMNIZED 
Great Bend Scene of Three Weddings Wiis Week 

Miss Mathilda Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman of Hankinson, was 
married to Harry Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bohn, residing in Great Bend, on Tuesday 
afternoon. Rev. Hinck, of the German Lutheran Church, solemnized the ceremony. 

The bride was gowned in a dress of golden brown flat crepe with decorations of 
coral cind white and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The bridemaid was Miss Hulda Zie- 
gelman and wore a gown of casca flat crepe. The best man was Ewald Gehler. 

After a brief honeymoon spent in the Twin Cities they will be at home in Great Bend 
at the Bohn flat. 

The bride was a graduate of the HanJcinson High School and of the Dak. B. C. at Far- 
go, and grew to womanhood in that city where she had made many friends by her mciny accon^)- 
lishments and lovable manner. For the past several months she has been employed at the A. 
C. Lubenow home in Great Bend. 

The groom is an accon^jlished mechanic, having graduated from the State School of 
Science at Wahpeton and he also was a student at the Dakota Business College at Fargo, and 
has now, together with his father, a nice machine business at Great Bend. 

The young couple will return to Great Bend to begin their wedded life. They have 
many friends who extend congratulations. 

********** November 26, 1925 

KOPPELMAN - KRDEGER 

On Wednesday, Nov. 25th, the wedding of Eleanor Koppelman to Arthur Krueger took 
place at 3 PM at the Lutheran Church, with Rev. T. Hinck, pastor, officiating. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koppelman of Summit Township and has 
lived there all her life. She has many friends who will wish her a happy married life. 

Miss Leona Bohn, cousin of the bride was maid of honor. She wore a dress of jade 
green crepe. Bertha Eingst, cousin of the groom, was brides maid. She was gowned in a 
tan crepe. The bride wore a dress of white satin crepe and a white bridal veil. 

Ewald Krueger, brother of the groom, and George Koppelman, brother of the bride, 
were the male attendants. After the ceremony, friends and relatives motored out to the 
home of the bride's parents, where a wedding dinner was served. 

The yovmg couple will make their home on the groom's father's farm. Many friends 
join in wishing them a long and happy married life. 

********** November 26, 1925 



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BOHN - ZIEGELMAN 
On Friday of this week will occur another wedding at the Lutheran Church, when 
Clara Bohn will be united in marriage to Herbert Ziegelman at Geurfield, MN. 

********** November 26, 1925 

BOHN - ZIEGELMANN 
GEEAT BEND.... Rev. T. Hinck, pastor of the German Lutheran Church, read the services 
at the wedding of Clara Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bohn, and Herbert Ziegelman 
of Garfield, MN. , which was solemnized at the Luthercin Church at 3 PM last Friday. Miss 
Carrie Ehlers, cousin of the bride and Miss Linda Ziegelman, a sister of the groom were 
the bride's attendents. The groom was attended by his brother, George, and brother of the 
bride, Ewalt Bohn. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the home of the bride's parents, 
after which dinner was served to friends and relatives of the two families. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ziegelman will leave for Garfield, MN., where they will make their 
home. They have the best wishes of many friends for a happy and successful married life. 

********** December 3, 1925 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .The marriage of Miss Miirgaret Busta and Hubert J. Honl, both of this 
city, took place at Wahpeton on Tuesday, Judge VanAmam, officiating. The bride is a dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Busta of this city and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hvib- 
ert Honl. Both are well and favorably known in this community. They will reside on the 
farm in Liberty Grove township, owned and operated by Mr. Honl. 

^ ********** December 3, 1925 

Mrs. Joe Gruba went to Kensal, ND., last Wednesday to attend the wedding of her son. 
Another son, Joseph, of St. Paul, was present at the wedding. Mrs. Gruba returned to Hank- 
inson Sunday. ********** December 3, 1925 

A license to wed was issued last Friday to Alfred J. Eenelt of White Rock, SD., and 
Miss Martha M. Rocb, living south of Hankinson on route 4. 

********** December 17, 1925 

HOEFT - STOLTENOW 

Friends and relatives surprised Miss Edna Stoltenow Sunday afternoon, at a bridal 
shower given in her honor. Miss Stoltenow received many useftil and beautiful gifts on this 
occasion. Her marriage to Herbert Hoeft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julitis Hoeft, took place on 
Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, at 3 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. 
Stoltenow. Reverend Mueller, pastor of the Evan. Church at Great Bend, solemnized the 
ceremony. Miss Esther Adamson played the wedding march. George Mittag sang "Believe me, 
if all Those Endearing Young Charms." 

The bride wore a gown of tan satin faced crepe and carried a shower bouquet. Ellen 
and Bessie Stoltenow, sisters of the bride, acted as bridesmaids and wore dresses of tan 
and brown satin faced crepe and carried flower bouquets. Roy Hoffman of Mooreton, and 
Marvin Hoeft, nephew and brother of the groom, were the groom's attendents. A wedding 

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dinner was served at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride to which just immediate friends 
and relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Hoeft will make their home with the groom's 
parents and will start their married life on his father's farm. Both of these young peo- 
ple are well known in this commvmity having lived here all their lives eind are highly 
regarded by all who know them. They will start their married life with the best wishes 

of a host of friends. GEEAT BEND Correspondent 

********** December 24, 1925 

EADLOFF - ZETtT.KR 

Mr. Harry Radloff, of this city, and Thelma Zeller, of New Effington, were married 
on Dec. 21st, at Breckenridge by Judge Kane. 

Mr. Radloff is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Badloff and Miss Zeller is the 
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Zeller. 

The bride wore a blue crepe de chine dress and blue hat. The young man's sister, 
Alice, was bridesmaid and Mr. Harold Partee of White Rock, was best man. 

Mr. Emil Miede accon^anied them to Breckenridge . Their many friends extend congrat- 
ulations. ********** December 24, 1925 

ANCIENT HISTORy (Taken form Mar., 1896 files of The NEWS.) 

Herman Womer and Miss F-nma Bohn were married at Great Bend. 

********** December 24, 1925 

HENT2 - LINEHAN 
— Miss Esther Hentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hentz of this community, and John 
Idnehan of Moorhead, were married in Moorhead Christmas Day, and axe spending a few days 
at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. F. A. Linehan. We are unable to give the future 
plans of Mr. and Mrs. Linehan, but the bride has been teaching school and we vinderstand 
she will coii5>lete her contract. 

Both contracting parties grew to maturity in this commuity, attended our public 
schools and were active in social affairs. They have many very warm personal friends 
who extend congratiilations over this happy event. 

********** December 31, 1925 

GREAT BEND... (Too Late for Last Week) On Tuesday afternoon, December 22nd, at 3 PM 

occurred the wedding of Miss Edna Stoltenow and Herman E. Hoeft at the home of the brides 

parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stoltenow near Great Bend. The parlor, where the ceremony 

was performsd by the pastor. Rev. Emil Mueller, was beautifully decorated in blue and 

white and the double ring ceremony was used. Miss Adams played the wedding march and 

George Mittag rendered a beautiful solo. 

The young couple were both bom and raised in this neighborhood and are held in 

high esteem. They will live with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hoeft, 6 miles 

northwest of Great Bend. The good wishes for their mutual happiness of a host of friends 

qo with them and may God's choicest blessings ever attend them. imc 

********** December 31, iy.^-> 

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19 2 6 

PEDMINENT CODPLE MAKEIED JAN. 1. 
Miss Ellen Woolsey and Geo. Coppin the Contracting Parties 

A wedding of special local interest took place at the Woolsey home, which had been 
transformed into a bower of holiday colors, on New Year's Day when Mr. George Coppin was 
united in marriage to Miss Ellen M. Woolsey in the presence of a few immediate relatives. 
The beautiful ring service was used by the Rev. G. R. McKeith who read the marriage lines. 
The bride carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses and was accon^ianied by Mrs. S. H. Wool- 
sey, and Mr. S. H. Woolsey acted as attendant to Mr. Coppin. A splendid four course dinner 
was served immediately after the ceremony. 

Mr. Coppin is a well known and successful farmer emd stockman of this community. 
Miss Woolsey is a daughter of Mr. eind Mrs. J. Woolsey, now deceased, who for a ninnber of 
years were residents of Hankinson, and a sister of our well known townsman, S. H. Woolsey. 
For many yecirs she has been engaged in the profession of nursing, having been connected 
with Dr. C. F. Watkins and cissociated doctors in Billings, MT. , as office nurse and X-ray 
technicieui for a period of more than eleven years. The past year, after having taken specr 
ial training in salesmanship, she has represented the Alexander Film Company of Denver, CO. 
having her headquarters in Fargo. 

The happy cov^jle wil make their home on the well known Coppin farm four miles west 
of town. They are receiving the congratulations of their many friends in Hankinson and 
vicinity. ********** January 7, 1926 

— HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 

Miss Marion Agatha Peitz, formerly of this city, and Fay Bendville Fulton of Vicks- 
burg, MI., were married in Chicago, on Wednesday, Jan. 6th. After a few days sojourn in 
Chicago they will leave for Vicksburg, where Mr. Fulton holds a responsible position as a 
public accoimtant. They expect to be nicely settled in their new home by January 15th. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz of this city. She was bom and 
raised in Han3d.nson. Graduating from our public schools, she continued her education with 
two years of normal at Valley City, and Dickinson. After completing her training she tau- 
ght five very successful years. She has a host of friends who extend congratiilations and 
the best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** January 14, 1926 

GREAT BEND On Thursday, Jan. 14th, the wedding of Miss Bertha Hingst, daughter 

of Mrs. Ida Hingst to Mr. Ewald Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bohn, was solemnized 

at the home of the bride's mother at 3 o'clock, by Rev. T. Hinck, pastor of the German 

Lutheran Church. Following the ceremony a reception was given at her home. Miss Elfrieda 

Hingst was her sister's attendant, and wore a gown of lavender satin crepe. The bride's 

gown was white satin crepe and carried an arm bouquet of flowers. Herbert Bohn, a cousin 

of the groom, acted as best man. A wedding dinner was served to immediate friends and 

relatives after the reception. After visiting here with friends and relatives, they will 

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make their home on Mr. Bohn's father's farm. Both these young people are well and favor- 
ably known here, having lived here all of their lives. They have many friends who wish 

them a happy married life. 

********** January 14, 1926 

BLADOW - PETRI CK 

Miss Sadie Bladow of HanJcinson and Fred Petrick of Sheldon, IR., were united in marr- 
iage at the Lutheran parsonage last Wednesday evening, Jan. 13th, at 8 o'clock. 

•She bride is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert Bladow. The attendants were Miss Pet- 
rick, a covisin of the groom Jind Arthur Bladow, a brother of the bride. 

The bride was gowned in a rose georgette dress. The groom wore a blue suit. The 

bridesmaid wore a purple chermuese gown. Mr. and Mrs. Petrick will be at home to their 

many friends on the place loiown eis the Petrick farm. 

********** January 21, 1926 

Mrs. Fred Radloff went to Lidgerwood Monday afternoon to assist in the arrangements 

for her sister's wedding. Miss Illion Lipovsky, who was to be married Wednesday, Jan. 20th. 

On account of her father becoming worse, the wedding was postponed. Mr. Radloff went to 

Lidgerwood Wednesday afternoon. 

********** January 21, 1926 

HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 
Miss Marguerite O'Connor and Max W. Lauder Married Saturday 

Saturday morning, January 23rd, at St. Philip's Pcirish House, Rev. Fr. Studnicka off- 
iciating, occurred the marriage of Marguerite McEtheren O'Connor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Archie M. O'Connor, St. Thomas, and Max William Lauder, son of Judge and Mrs. W. S. Lauder. 

The bridal couple were attended by Miss Emma Ryan of St. Paul, and William O'Connor, 
brother of the bride. The bride wore an orchid colored gown of embroidered georgette and 
panne velvet with hat to match. She carried a shower bouqiiet of pink roses and blue for- 
get-me nots. Miss I^an wore a gown of silver and black with pictxire hat of orchid color and 
carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations. The bride is a graduate of the Univ. of N.D., a 
member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and an instructor in the Hankinson High School for the past 
three years. 

The groom is a graduate of the Northwestern University and the D. N. D. Law School, is 
a member of Delia Lau Delta, served over seas with 126th Artillery, and Is the Jxmior member 
of the law firm of Lauder & Lauder. After the ceremony a wedding breeikfast was served at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wipperman. The color note being carried in a basket of pink 
tulips and blue forget-me-nots. Mrs. Wipperman was assisted in serving by Mrs. D. E. Ryan 
and Miss Steams of Crystal. 

Out of town guests were Mrs. W. S. Lauder, Wahpeton, and Mrs. A. M. O'Conner, St. 
Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Lauder went to the twin cities on a brief wedding trip and will be at 
home in Wahpeton on April 1st. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lauder extend the heart- 
iest of congratiilations . ********** Janioary 28, 1926 

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FAIRMOONT NEWS . . . . Chcirles Dick, the popular brakeman on the F. G V. , held himself to 
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, shortly after the new year and on Tuesday, January 5th, was 
united in marriage at that place to Mrs. L. M. Hitchcock. They returned here Saturday 
morning coming home by way of Winnipeg. 

********** January 28, 1926 

Linus J. Grady and Miss Laura Jahn were married on Tuesday morning at the St. Philip's 
Church, Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka performing the ceremony. The attendants were Frank Jahn, 
brother of the bride, and Miss Tinna Portner. Mr. Grady is a farmer near HanJcinson, and they 
will make their future home on a fcirm near Hankinson. The bride is very well and favorably 
known in this city and community, her parents living near Hankinson. The groom has resided 
here about a year. Their many friends extend congratulations. 

********** January 28, 1926 

W. CHANDLER FORMAN TO BE MARRIED FRIDAY 
Friday, February 5th, has been chosen by Miss Marie Forster, daughter of Mr. Robert 
Forster of Rochester, as the date of her marriage to Mr. W. Chandler Forman of Minneapolis, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forman, Jr., of Hankinson, ND. 

The wedding will take place at the Kappa Delta Sorority house, 1062 Sixth St.,SE, at 
8 PM, with the Rev. William Chappell Lea reading the service. Miss Betty Compton of Prince 
Albert, Sasks., Can., a cousin of Mr. Forman, will attend Miss Forster as maid of honor, 
and Mr. George Forman, brother of Mr. Formcin, will act as best man. 

Mr. Forster, father of Miss Forster, and Mr. and Mrs. Forman, parents of Mr. Forman, 

wiin>e out-of-town guests at the wedding. ...MINNEAPOLIS TRIBDNE 

********** February 4, 1926 

AGNES MARIAN HELEY WEDS ALOYS KDEMPER 
Agnes Marian Heley, of Mantador, and Aloys Kueii5)er of Hankinson, were married last 
Friday at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Mantador, Rev. Father Wilkes officiating. 

Miss Heley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heley and has always lived at Man- 
tador. Mr. Kuemper is a successful farmer of the Hankinson vicinity. Both have a host of 
friends who extend congratulations and best wishes. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kuerper will be at home after March 1st at Mr. Kuemper' s fam near 
Hankinson. ********** February 11, 1926 

FORMAN - FORSTER MARRIAGE 
Solemnized Last Friday in Minneapolis at Sorority House 
In the Kappa Delta Sorotiry House, 1025 Sixth St., SE., the wedding of Miss Maria 
Forster of Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. Robert Forster of Chatfield, MN., and Mr. W. Chand- 
ler Forman of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forman, Jr., of Hankinson, ND. , was 
solemnized Friday evening. The Rev. William Chappeil Lee read the service in the presence 
of 60 guests, including a ntnnber of the University friends of the young couple. 

Palms and ferns banked the fireplace ighted with cathedral candles and with tall 

baskets of pink roses, naricissuses, ferns and pussywillows at either side, before which 
the ceremony took place. Preceding the service, Mr. Orville Quackenbush, a Delta Chi 

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fraternity brother of the bridegroom, sang "At Dawning" by Caoman, ana "un perrecr ixjve," 
accoii5)anied by Miss Helen Larson, a Kappa Delta sorority sister of the bride, who also 
played the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" for the . entrance of the bridal party. 

Miss Betty Conpton, of Prince Albert, Sask, Can., a cousin of Mr. Fonnans, who 
attended Miss Forster as maid of honor, was the first to enter, wearing a gown of peach 
colored taffeta, made with fitted bodice and flare skirt. She carried a sheath of Colvmibia 
roses, white narcissuses and ferns. Miss Coiii)ton attends the Dniv. of Minn, and is a member 
of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. 

The bride, who entered alone, wore a gown of silver blue crepe, made with tiny cap 
sleeves and insets of silver cloth outlining the circular neck and natural waistline. The 
bodice was close-fitting, and the skirt was made with a distinct flare. She wore a wreath 
of silver flowers in her hair, and carried a shower botiguet of butterfly roses, with narci- 
ssT:ses, white sweet peas and ferns. 

Mr. Forman was attended by his brother, Mr. George Porman, a student at the Universit 
and member of Delta Chi fraternity, as best man. 

Pink roses and white narcissvises decorated the living room and sunroom for the inform 
al reception which followed the ceremony. In the dining room, pink roses and ferns, with 
pink tapers in silver holders, centered the bride's table. 

Mr. and Mrs. Forman left immediately after the reception on a wedding trip to Chicago 
After March 1st, they will be at home at 209 East Nineteenth St. 

Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. Forster, father of the bride and Mr. 
Forman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forman. 

"^ Both the bride and bridegroom are graduates of the Dniv. of Minn. Mrs. Forman is a 
member of the Kappa Delta sorority and Mr. Forman belongs to Delta Chi and Sigma Delta Chi 

fraternities. MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE 

********** February 11, 1926 

Miss Lydia Bladow of Hankinson and Mr. Engvald Helseth of St. Paxil, were married 
on Monday, Feb. 15th at the St. Mark's Church parsonage, St. Patil, Rev. Rick, performing 
the ceremony. The young couple will live in So. St. Paul, Mr. Helseth being employed at 
Swift S Co. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Herman Bladow of this community, and was the 
remaining unmarried daughter of Mrs. Bladow' s family. She was bom and raised here in this 
vicinity and has a multitude of friends who extend congratulations over this happy event. 

********** February 18, 1926 

OHN - BENSON 

Al Ohm arrived Tuesday from Lidgerwood and after procuring his bride-to-be. Miss 
Ella Benson, they took 17 to Bowman on Wednesday where the knot was tied. 

Albert Ohm, formerly one of Reeder's barbers, is as good a man as ever put a razor 
on anyone's face. He is fortunate in procuring a helpmate such as Miss Benson to help him 
down the pathway of life. And Miss Ben Mrs. Ohm rather, will find in Al a quiet and sin- 
cere htisband. We are sorry that they will locate elsewhere, but as Mr. Ohm has a shop at 
Lidgerwood, the latter town will profit by their residence. The large number of friends 

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in this connmmity and the Call, wish to extend a hearty and sincere wish that this yoxmg 
coiqjle will meet with the best things of life and that they further won't forget to visit 

Reeder once in a while. WESTEPN CALL, EEEEER, ND 

********** February 25, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Klepp gave a wedding dance to their numerous 

friends at the Mrs. Frank Smith home last Saturday evening. About two hundred friends and 
neighbors were in attendance and report a most enjoyable evening. 

********** February 25, 1926 

Mr. William Heesch, Jr., and Miss Helma Klasen of Chicago, were married on Monday 
March 29th. Mr. Heesch lived here five years ago. They will make their home at Kingsford, 
Canada. They stopped off here on their way to Canada for a visit with his sisters; Mrs. 
Gollnick, Mrs. R. C. Bladow, Mrs. Voeltz, leaving Wednesday on 107 for Kingsford, Canada. 

********** April 2, 1926 

HANKINSON YOUNG LADY MARRIED 
Annovmcement was made last week of the marriage of Miss Sylvia Ehret, daughter of 
A. J. Ehret of this city, and Mr. Patrick O'Leary, an attorney in St. Paul. The marriage 
was consumated in St. Paul on March 4th, and the friends here were very pleasantly sur- 
prised when they fo\md that Miss Sylvia had conpletely fooled them. She left last Thurs- 
day evening to join Mr. O'Leary in St. Paxil. He has an office in the Commerce Building 
and they will live in the Minnehaha apartment house in St. Paul. 

The bride is very well and favorcibly known here, has many beautiful accomplishments 
thaf have endeared her to a wide circle of friends, and Mr. and Mjrs. O'Leary have the best 
wishes of these friends for a long and happily wedded life. 

********** April 22, 1926 

MISS VIOLA PUETZ AND ANTHONY BRAUN WEDDED 
Miss Viola Puetz, of Mantador, ND., long connected Anthony Braun, yougest son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Math Braun, popular Wahpeton business man, were married at 9 o'clock last 
Wednesday at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Mantador. 

The n\:5)tial mass was celebrated by Father Mark, O.S.B., brother of Mr. Braun, in 
the presence of friends and relatives. 

The bride wore a gown of Melba rose crepe Remain and hat to match, and carried a 
bouquet of cream and pink roses. Her traveling suit was of a pudy shade attractively 
tailored. Miss Oliva Peutz, her sister, bridesmaid, wore a tan crepe dress and carried 
a bouquet of pastel sweet peas . 

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride following the wedding cere- 
mony. Guests in addition to relatives of the happy couple were Miss Kathryn Pahl, Wahpeton; 
Mr. and Mrs. Hvibert Lambertz, of Mantador and Father Wilkes, Pastor of St. Peter and Paul's. 

Mr. and Mrs. Braun left on a wedding trip to Minneapolis and other points and will 
be at home in Wahpeton soon after their return. 

The bride is a most charming and refined young lady, whose friends number all who 
know her in Wahpeton. Mr. Braun is one of the city's ablest and best respected young 

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business men. Many triends wlJLX ^oin in exrenoing congratuxauj-oua . 

********** April 29, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lundgren, of Minneapolis are visiting at the J. P. Glassner home. 
Mrs. Lungren was formerly Miss Lola Glassner. They were married last week in Minneapolis 
and are here on their honeymoon. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Pi Glassner 
and is a very beautiful and accomplished young lady, who enjoys a wide circle of friends 
in this community. ********** May 13^ 1926 

ANDERSON - FLETCHER 

The wedding of Willeird W. Fletcher and Miss Lillian Anderson was solemnized on Sat- 
urday noon. May 15th, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Warren Peterson, 2400 Fremont 
Ave. S., with Rev. N. Nelson officiating. There were about 50 guests present. A delicious 
wedding luncheon followed the ceremony. 

•Bie groom was attended by Harry J. Anderson, a brother of the bride, and the bride 
was attended by Miss Grace B. Fletcher, a sister of the- groom. The groom is a son of Mrs. 
Wm. Moeller, formerly Mrs. John Fletcher of this city. The bride is a former resident of 
Albert Lea, MN. The young couple have a wide circle of friends who wish them a long and 
happy life. They departed at 6:15 for Amery, WI., where they will enjoy a two weeks outing 
at a lake near there and will be at home to their friends about June 1st, at 10 East 19th St 

********** May 20, 1926 

TOie wedding of Grace B. Fletcher and Mr. Theodore Stein will occur on Saturday, 
May 22nd at the home of Miss Fletcher's mother, Mrs. Wm. Moeller in Minneapolis. Both the 
young people were former residents of this city. 

********** tlay 20, 1926 

POPULAR MANTADOR CX)UPLE MARRIED 
St. Peters and Pauls Church at Mantador was the scene of a pretty wedding on Mon- 
day morning when Miss Susan Haus became the bride of Henry Blonigan. Rev. Father Wilkes 
performed the ceremony. The bride Weis dressed in a gown of white with veil of the same 
color and carried a beautiful bouquet. She was attended by Miss Margaret Blonigan, sister 
of the groom. The groom was attended by Leo Haus, brother of the bride. The bride is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Haus, who reside east of Mantador. 

The groom is engaged in farming near Mantador. The happy couple will make their 
home on the farm. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride. 

********** May 27, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT Mrs. George Adler cirri ved Saturday from Aberdeen for a visit with her 

parents, Mr. and Mrs. Knute Veflin, and she was married to Mr. Adler, on April 19th, 1926. 

Her husband is an employee of the Gilbert manufacturing Co., of Aberdeen, an institution 

where tractors are made. 

********** jyjie 3, 1926 



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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ernest and Son Harry of Minneapolis, are guests at the W. J. 
Brenner home. The marriage of their son Fritz to Miss Pearl Karsten of West Brook, Mn., 
was announced last week. ********** June 3. 1926 

WELL KNOWN COUPLE MARRIED 
Stella Godijohn and Walter R. Bohn United In Matrimony at Great Bend 

Miss Stella L. Godijohn and Walter R. Bohn, both of Great Bend, were married on Thurs- 
day June 3rd, e: 3 o'clock. In the presence of friends and relatives at the Lutheran Church 
by Rev. T. Hlnck. Miss Bertha Godijohn, a sister of the bride, and Miss Myrtle Bohn, sis- 
ter of the groom, acted as bridesmaids. 

Mr. Leonard Bohn, brother of the groom and Mr. Richard Godijohn, brother of the bride, 
acted as best men. 

The bride wore a dress of white silk crepe deshlne. She carried an arm bouquet of 
pink roses and sweet peas. The bridesmaids wore dresses of peach silk rayon. A wedding 
supper was served at 6 o'clock for the invited guests. 

Mr. Bohn is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emll Bohn. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Gustave Godijohn. She graduated from the Hankinson High School in the class of 1925, 

The happy couple will make their home with the bride's parents until fall. Many 
friends extend their congratulations to the young couple. 

********** June 10, 1926 

DOUBLE WEDDING AT FAIRMOUNT 

In the presence of a large group of relatives and friends the marriage of Miss Flora 
Mergens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mergens of Fairmount, to Mr. Donald D. Linehan, son 
of Mrs. Linehan of Moorehead, MN., and of Miss Leona Kiley of Bismarck to Mr. Syril Mergens 
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Mergens, was solemnized today in the Fireman's Hall at Fairmount. 

Ferns and flowers formed an altar where the nuptial mass was read by Rev. Fr. Behrens, 
at 8 o'clock. Miss Catherine White, pianist, played the nuptial music including the proces- 
sional march "The Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin. 

The brides wore period gowns of yellow taffeta and picture hats of yellow trimmed with 
large yellow roses. They carried shower bouquets of orchids. Miss Mergens was attended by 
Miss Alice Fox of Fairmount, as bridesmaid. The bridesmaids wore orchid colored gowns with 
hats to match. Mr. John Linehan of Hankinson, acted as best man for his brother. 

After the services a wedding dinner for the invited guests was served at high noon at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs, R. A, Mergens. The color motif was carried out in yellow and or- 
chid. ********** June 10, 1926 

ELIZABETH GRUBA BECOMES A BRIDE 

In the presence of relatives only, the marriage of Miss Elizabeth Gruba, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gruba of Hankinson, and Mr. Hubert Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller 
of Kewanis, IN., was solemnized on Tuesday morning at St. Philip's Church. The nuptial 
mass and the wedding ceremony was read by Rev. Fr. Studnicka. 

The bride was attended by Miss Julia Jereska, of Mooreton, as bridesmaid, and Mr. 

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Joseph Gruba, a brother of the bride, acted as best man for Mr. Miller. 

The bride wore a gown of tan flat crepe and a picture hat to match. Her bridesmaid 
was gowned in tan georgette and pink satin and carried the bride's bouquet of peonies 
and bride's roses. 

After the service a three course dinner for the relatives was served at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gruba. The rooms were beautifully decorated in yellow and white, and 
bride's roses and peonies centered the table. 

After a motor trip through the eastern states, Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be at home 
after September 1st in Oakes, where Mr. Miller will be principal of the city schools. 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School and of the Valley City Normal. She 
has been teaching at Cando, ND., for the past three years. 

********** June 17, 1926 

WANNER - PEITZ WEDDING 

St. Boniface Church of Wimbledon, ND., was the scene of a pretty wedding at 8:30 o' 
clock Tuesday morning, June 15th, when Miss Elizabeth Wanner became the bride of Mr. Phil- 
ip B. Peitz. Rev. Father Falvery, pastor of the church performed the ceremony and read 
the nuptial mass. 

At the appointed hour the bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrins 
Wedding march played by Miss Agnes Peitz. The bride entered on the arm of her father who 
gave her in marriage. They were met at the chancel rail by the groom and his attendant. 
Dr. Powers. 

During the services Mr. Carl Backstrom sang "Because" and Mrs. Elton Vaughn gave two 
vocal selections, "At Dawning" and Gounod's "Ava Maria" with Mrs. Carl Backstrom as 
accompanist. 

The bride was dressed in a grey georgette over coral satin. She wore a bandeau of 
orange blossoms and carried an arm bouquet of pink and white roses. Her only attendant 
was her sister, Marguerite, who wore a gown of blue crepe, and gold lace, with large pic- 
ture hat to correspond. Her corsage bouquet was roses and llllles of the valley. Grace 
Ilene Vaughn acted as flower girl. 

The ushers were Robert Clendenning, Jr., and George Lockett, Jr. Following the cere- 
mony a wedding breakfast was served. Covers were laid for thirty-six. The table appoint- 
ments were in rose and white. 

The bride is the eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Wanner, and is a graduate of the 
Wimbledon High School and attended the College of St. Catherine In St. Paul. She has been 
one of the faculty members of the New England School for the past two years. Mr. Peitz is 
the son of Mrs. Bernard Peitz of Hankinson. He is engaged in the real estate business in 
New England, ND. Mr. and Mrs. Peitz left for a short wedding trip after which they will 
be at home in New England. 

Cut of town guests attending the wedding were: Mrs. Bernard Peitz, Miss Agnes Peitz, Dr. 
Powers, of Hankinson; Mrs. A. B. Hemp of Minneapolis; Mrs. Leroy Diamond of Detroit, MN.; 
Mrs. L. F. Wanner, Mrs. F. M. Wanner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glendenning, Robert and Janet 

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Clendenning of Jamestovm; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wanner of Bismarck, and Rev. Father Mc- 
Geough of Sanfom. ********** June 17, 1926 

FORMER HANKCNSON GIRL MARRIED 

Grant Covmty Herald The marriage of Miss Grace Bemice Fletcher, daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. W. Moeller, 3745 4th Ave. So. and Mr. Theodore Steine, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. N. 
Steine of 4648 2nd Ave. So., Minneapolis, took place Saturday evening. May 22nd, at 6 o' 
clock at the home of the bride's parents. Hie Rev. Drake of the Congregational Oiurch read 
the ring service before an altar of lilacs and roses in the living room. Only relatives 
were present at the ceremony. 

Mrs. Mahler, sister of the bride and the bride's only attendant, was matron of honor, 
wearing pink georgette crepe and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses and lillies of the 
valley. The bride wore a gown of pale green georgette crepe and carried an arm bouquet of 
roses and lillies of the valley. 

Mr. Steine had as his best man his brother, Nels Steine of New Rockford, RD. Preceed- 
ing the ceremony. Miss Clara RicScstad played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin for the ent- 
rance of the bridal party. Lilacs and trailing arbutus were used throughout the rooms. A 
bride's cake was used as a centerpiece for the bride's table at the reception and dinner, 
which followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Steine left for a few days outing at the lakes. 

Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster, the bride's grand- 
parents of Gladstone, MI.» Mr. and Mrs. Smith, aunt of the bride of Gladstone, MI., Mr. 
and Mrs. Nels Steine of New Rockford, ND., and Mrs. G. W. Jollineau, sister of the groom 
of^ietrich, Idaho. ********** June 17, 1926 

BECK BELLIN MARRIED 

A siiii>le wedding was solemnized at 4 P.M. Satiurday, June 12th, when Miss Mary Benn- 
ington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bennington of Peirk River, ND. , became the bride of 
Beck Bellin of Hankinson. The wedding took place in the Presbyterian parsonage at Moor- 
head, MN. , Rev. W. J. Hall officiating. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Bellin were the attendants. 

The bride is a graduate of the Park River High School. After a short wedding trip 
through the northern Minnesota lake region, Mr. and Mrs. Bellin will visit Mrs- Bellin' s 
parents at Park River, ND. Mr. and Mrs. Bellin will live in Hankinson and expect to be 
home after September 1st. ********** june 17, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON Invitations were received here this week by friends to attend 

the wedding of Mr. Bennie P. Bisek to Miss Lillian Frances Prchal, at Lowry, MN. The 
groom is a son of Adolph Bisek, former resident of this locality and well known here. The 
wedding will tcike place on Tuesday, June 22nd. 

********** June 24, 1926 

KRAUSE - WITT 
The marriage of Miss Ida Sophia Witt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Witt of Belford, 
to Mr. John Herman Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krause of Mantador, was solemnized 
Sunday, at high noon at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford. 



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The bride was attended by Miss Lillian Witt, her sister, and Miss Ethel Kravise, 
a sister of the groom. The groom was attended by Loxiis Witt, a brother of the bride, 
emd Walter Krause, the groom's brother. 

Uie bride wore a gown of f\:shid flat crepe with picture hat to match eind wore a 
corsage boviquet of roses and sweet peas, ^e bridesmaids were gowned in a nile green 
eind wore corsages of sweet peas and baby's breath. 

After the ceremony, a reception Weis held at the home of Mr. cuid Mrs. Carl Witt and 
the wedding dinner was served at 3:30 PM to the immediate families. 

Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lelm of Turtle Lake, ND., a sister 
of the groom; and Mr. Emil Lotzke and niece, Edna, of Holloway, MN. 

The young coi:ple will make their home at one of the Kratise farms near Mantador. 

********** June 24, 1926 

MARKEED - MDVIUS - HAPP 

Miss Gretchen Movius of this city cuid George B. Happ of St. Louis, MO., were married 
at high noon on Friday June 18th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. 
Movius, Bev. E. F. Movius officiating. 

After the ceremony, a sumptuous wedding dinner was served to the guests who were the 
immediate relatives and intimate friends. 

Later in the day, the newly-weds, accon^janied by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Movius, also 
newly-weds, left for a honeymoon trip through the lake region of Minnesota, Later, Mr. 
and Mrs. Happ took the boat at Dtiluth for the east. They will visit relatives and friends 

in New York for a few weeks. ,. LIDGEHWOOD Colxmm 

********** July 1^ 1926 

MARRIED - MDKPHY - GERTSON 

LIDGEFWOOD The marriage of Mrs. Clara Murphy and Mr. Dewey Gertson of this city 

took place at Grand Forks on Saturday, June 19th. 

The groom is a son of F. W. Gertson of this city. The doctor recently gradiiated from 
the medical department of Northwestern Univ. at Chicago. They left for a honeymoon trip 
east and will be at Boston, MA., on Jtoly 1st, where he will have a position on the medical 
staff of the U. S. Naval Hospital. 



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July 1, 1926 



NEW EFFINGTON.. . .Announcements have been received here by friends and relatives 
of the marriage of Mr. Arthur Anderson, formerly of this place, to Miss Alice E. Ander- 
son of Cannon Falls, MN. ********** july s, 1926 



The marriage of Miss Louise Bladow, daughter of Mrs. William Bladow to Mr. Albert 
Franz took place on Tuesday at Wahpeton. The young couple will live on the groom's farm 
in the vicinity of Hankinson. ********** july g, 1926 

Miss Gertrude Amdt, a member of the Hankinson High School alumni, was married to 
George Kutter at Hot Springs, SD., on Tuesday, June 29th. They will make their home on 
one of the Kutter farms. ********** july 8, 1926 

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TWENTY-SIX YEiVRS AGO COLUMN The marriage of Emil Blazer and Miss Catherine 

Lang occurred at Le Seuer, MN Mr. Blcizer is a yard man for John R. Jones and 

his friends will be pleased to know that he has changed his mind cibout going to Canada 
and this estimable family will remain residents of Hankinson, where they have lived the 
first ten years of their married life 

The marriage of Herman Wirth and Miss Tillie Boeder was solemnized at the German Evan. 

Church After residing in Hankinson for ten years, Mr. and Mrs. Wirth will leave 

in a short time to settle on a farm which they purchased in Minnesota. 

********** July 8, 1926 

COMBS - BARKER 

Miss Irene Combs and Clyde Barker of Amarillo were married Friday afternoon at the 
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Combs. Mrs. Barker is a former resident 
of Canyon and is an ex-student at the college. For the past two years she had been teach- 
ing in the public schools of Amarillo. The bridegroom is a resident of Timarillo. 

The bride wore a beautiful dress of orchid georgette, carrying a bouquet of wax-like 
sweet peas which were in perfect harmony with the dress. The groom was neatly dressed 
in the appropriate blue serge suit while the bridesmaid. Miss Janet Combs, and the best 
man, Tom Fatheringham, helped carry out the color scheme, being dressed in light and- dark. 

Mter many congratulations the cov5>le left for their honeymoon which extends into 
the movmtains of New Mexico. They will make their home in Amarillo. 

The guests present were: Bobbie Roland of Wildorado; Mary Carney of Groom, Jessie 
Curtis of Snyder; the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Combs, and Ruby Combs, sister of 
of the bride. The officiating minister was Rev. J. W. Blair of Bovina. 
AMARILLO (TEXAS) NEWS.... ********** july 22, 1926 

Mr. Barker was formerly a resident of Hankinson, living with his parents in this 

city for a good many years . He has many friends who wish the young couple much happiness . 

********** 

Announcements have been received in Hankinson of the marriage of Miss Emma Evans, 
daughter of Mr., and Mrs. A. C. Evams, to Mr. Hortnick Olstad, Thursday, July 15th, at 
Fargo. ND. They will be home after August 1st at Mayville, ND. Mrs. Olstad was a mem- 
ber of the Hankinson High School faculty five years ago. 

********** July 22, 1926 

MARGARET ANDERSON, ALONZO ALLEN MARRY 
The marriage of Alonzo Allen and Margaret Anderson took place on Saturday at Wah- 
peton. After the ceremony the yoving couple returned and immediately went to houskeeping 
in the John Allen residence, where they will be at home. Their friends extend hearty 

congratulations and wishes for a happy wedding life FAIRMOUNT Column in WAHPETON 

GLOBE ********** August 5, 1926 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN IS MARRIED AT SHELDON 
A pretty wedding took place at 12 noon Monday at the Mrs. H. Johnson home in Apple- 
ton, MN., when Miss Magna E. Johnson of that place became the wife of \-}m. Shelver of 

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Sheldon. The ring ceremony was used. Rev. Belgum of the Lutheran Church performed the 
ceremony. 

The maid of honor was Miss Florence Aitken, of Fairdale, ND. The best man was Glen 
Shelver, brother of the groom. 

The flower girls were Mary Jane Shelver of Ortonville and Barbara Johnson of Omaha, 
NE. A solo, "Thank God for a Garden" was sung by Mrs. C. J. Olson of Bellingham. The 
wedding march "Mendelssahl" was played by Ida Johnson, sister of the bride. 

Ttie bride wore a pretty dress of shell pink chiffon with silver trimmings ai\d car- 
ried a bouquet of Lily of the Valley and Orchids. The maid of honor had a bouquet of 
yellow and tea roses, and the mother of the bride had sweet peas and roses. 

The house was decorated in yellow and white. A handsome altar arrangement was in 
the center of the parlor where the wedding took place. 

Out of town guests who attended the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson and 
daughters Mary Ann and Barbara of Omaha, NE., and Mrs. Hulda M. Shelver and son. Glen 
and daughter, Ina, of Sheldon. 

The bride eind groom left after the wedding dinner was served, for the Black Hills 
and other points in the west. They expect to spend about six weeks touring through 
Yellowstone amd other points. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shelver will live in the Schaffer house upon their return to Sheldon. 
Mr. Shelver is the proprietor of the Shelver Drug Store SHELDON ENTEKPRIZE 

Mau^y Rajikinson people are acquainted with the bridegroom, who formerly lived here 
being en^iloyed at the Hankinson Drug Store. 

********** August 12, 1926 

JULIA O'BRIEN MARRIED 

Of interest to Hankinson friends is the marriage of Miss Julia O'Brien of Fairmount 
to Mr. C. Eggert of Valley City. The following account is taken from the Globe: 

"Miss Julia O'Brien of Fairmount and Mr. C. Eggert of Valley City were married at 
the Catholic rectory by the Rev. Father Bieren on Saturday afternoon. 

The bride is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. James Fogerty and has made her home with them 
since she was a young child, with the exception of four years when she was teaching. 
During those years she had made innumerable friends who join in extending heartiest 
congratulations for a happy wedded life. 

The young couple left Saturday afternoon for a visit with the groom's parents at 
Valley City, where they will make definite plans for the future. 

********** September 2, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Florence Lueck of this city and Joe Roth of Hankinson were mar- 
ried at Hankinson on Tuesday and will reside in that city. The wedding was a surprise to 
their friends as none of them were given a hint as to their intentions. 

********** September 16, 192' 



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The marriage of Miss Florence Lueck of Lidgerwood to Mr. Jacob J. Roth of Hankinson, 

was solemnized Saturday, at St. Philips Chvirch. The Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka officiating. 

The wedding sxipper was served Sxmday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Roth. There 

were fifteen guests present. 

********** September 16, 192i 



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BELLIN - WITT WEDDING 

The wedding of Milton Witt and Minnie Bellin. was solemnized at Moorehead, MN., Toes- 
day at 2 PM., at the Presbyterian Paorsonage with Rev. Dr. W. J. Hall officiating. 

Hie bride wore a gown of jtmgle green crepe back satin. Biey were attended by Mr. 
and Mrs. R. F. Bellin. 

They will spend two weeks motoring through the northern part of the state. Both the 
bride and groom were bom and raised in Hankinson. 

Minnie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bellin. She graduated from the Hankinson 
High School and spent two successful years of teaching nesir Hankinson. 

Milton Witt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Witt living a few miles otit of Hankin- 
son. The yoxing co\5)le have many friends here who will extend congratulations aind wish them 
a long and happy life. **•***•*** September 30, 1926 

EVENSON - RAMBERG 

News has come to us of the marriage of Miss Dakota Evenson to Mr. Carl Ramberg of 
Minneapolis, on Sept. 26th. Mr. Ramberg is a conductor on the Oriental Limited running 
from Minneapolis to Portland. 

Miss Dakota is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Evenson and was a resident of 
Hamkinson, until a few yecirs ago when she accepted a position in Minneapolis. She attend- 
ed the HainJcinson High School. After graduating Miss Evenson was employed in the office 
of Dr. S. McDonald and Tillisch. 

— Her many friends in HemJtinson extend their best wishes and congratxilations . 

********** October 7, 1926 

DAVID KULBERG MARRIED SUNDAY 
Married at San Francisco Sxmday. Miss Fay Golfine is the Bride 

David Kulbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Kulberg of this city, and Miss Fay Golfine, 
were married Icist Sunday, Oct. 10th in San Francisco. The ceremony took place at the 
home of the bride's covisin in that city. The wedding was attended by a few friends and 
the relatives present; and the bride cind groom are already settled in their new apartments, 

Ihe bride's home was in Winnipeg, Canada; she becoming acquainted with Mr. Kulberg 
through a visit with relatives in San Fremcisco. 

David Kulberg has many warm, personal friends in Hankinson, his old home town, who 
extend congratxilations over this happy event. It was only about three years ago that 
David left Hankinson to assume the management of a ladies ready-to-wear store in San Fran- 
cisco. Through his well known aggressiveness and business ability Mr. Kulberg heis btiilt 
up the business until it is one of the most prosperous in the Golden Gate City. 

Itiere is rapidly beccHning quite a Kulberg settlement in Sam Francisco, ais Saun Monroe, 
David and Oscau: are all living there. 

*•***•**«* October 14, 1926 

Many of the friends of Miss Irene Ehr, who formerly lived here, will be interested 

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in knowing that she was married to Paul Kerkove at her home at Jessup, lA. , on Tuesday 
October 12th. ********** October 14, 1926 

NEUMAN - KLINGBELL 

Miss Hilda Neiman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Nevcman of Great Bend, was united 
in marriage to R. W. Klingbell, seta of Mrs. E. A. Klingbell of Lisbon, ND. , on Tuesday 
October 19th, at 8:30 AM at the home of the bride's parents, Pev. J. Meier of BanXinson 
performing the ceremony. 

The bride wore a gown of flesh satin trimmed with cream lace and wore a white silk 
tulle veil held in place with a band of rose buds. She carried a shower bouquet of bridal 
roses, the groom wore a suit of dark blue serge. 

Miss Ruth Neuman, sister of the bride was maid of honor. She wore a gown of pearl 
satin triraned with gray georgette. She carried a bouquet of asters and sweet pesis. Allen 
Neuman, brother of the bride acted as best man. 

The bride is a graduate of Dakota Business College of Fargo, and for the past yeaur 
was eitployed in the law office of Curtis fi Remington at Lisbon. 

The groom is a prominent business man of that city. He is a veteran of the World 
War and is adjutant of the local post of the American Legion. 

Immediately after the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served, after which the 

young couple departed for the TVin Cities and vzurious points in Iowa. Ihey will be at 

home in Lisbon after November 1st. 

********** October 21, 1926 

"^Do you know that a Hankinson couple who live together in marked peace and. harmony 
decided eau:ly in their married career that whenever one of them started an argument the 
other was to walk out of the house and remain until the storm subsided within? 

Well, they did, and the man is a robust specimen due to living outdoors most of his 
life. ********** October 21, 1926 

RENELT - SCHILTZ 

A wedding of two very popular young people occvired Thuesday morning, October 26th 
at 9 AM., when Pev. Fr. Jos. Studnicka united in mairriage Miss Mathilda Renelt and Mr. 
Mathias Schiltz, at the St. Philip's Church in the presence of the relatives of the con- 
tracting parties. 

Ihc bride, a daughter of Mrs. Frank Renelt, was attended by Misses Florence Roob 
and Mary Pohl, and the groom by Joe and Nick Schiltz. 

llie bride wore a gown of white satin and csirried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas. 
The brides maids wore dresses of light shades overhanging, a honeydew georgette and the 
other pale green crepe de chine. They carried bouquets of carnations. The groom was 
attended by his two brothers, who wore suits of dark blue serge. 

The groom is a well known young man farming with his parents south of town. They 
expect to make their home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schiltz. A wedding dinner 
and supper was given at the home of the bride to about 25 guests, and a wedding damce 

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and shower was given by the groom's sister at Grawe's Hall Tuesday evening. 

ttie members of the local Legion, wishing to give their brother member a good start 
on the uncharted seas of mcoxied life, captured Mr. and Mrs. Schiltz, and led by the band 
gave them a buggy ride through the business section of the city. 

The dance, given at Grawe's Hall, was attended by members of the Legion and lady 
friends and other invited guests, and the room wsis thronged with friends who helped make 
the occasion one of the most delightful of the year. 

Mr. and Mrs. Schiltz are splendid young people who are very well and favorably known. 
That they will make a success of married life goes without saying. The NEWS joins with 
their multitude of friends in extending congratulations. 

********** October 28, 1926 

GKEAT BEND COUPLE MARRIED 
Miss Cleo Bemdt and Harry W. Anderson of Dwight United in Marriage 

The Gust Bemdt home was the scene of a very pretty wedding at three o'clock last 
Wednesday afternoon when their daughter Cleo became the bride of Harry Anderson of EVight. 

Ihe ceremony was performed by Pev. E. Schroeder of the Evangelical Church under an 
arch of blue and white. Ohe bride wore a dress of pale blue georgette triraned with hand 
painting and carried a boixjuet of pink roses. She was attended by Miss Anna Bohn who wore 
a dress of tan crepe de chine. The groom was attended by Irby Bemdt, brother of the bride 
Miss Stella Bramer played the wedding mzurch. 

After the ceremony a bounteous three course dinner was served to seventy two guests. 
Cleo- is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bemdt and has grown to womanhood here. She 
is a graduate of the Wahpeton High School. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ 
Anderson of IVight. 

Their many friends extend their best wishes and heartiest congratulations. 

********** November 4, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Russel Abbott returned Svmday morning from Minneapolis where they 

attended the wedding of Mrs. Abbott's sister. 

********** November 4, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD The Methodist parsonage was the scene of a pretty wedding on Monday 

of this week, when Miss Martha E. Mitchell and Stephen Butz of Hope were united in the 
bonds of holy matrimony by the local pastor. Rev. Chas . W. langdon. The couple were 
attended by Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Mc Call of Ayr, ND. Mrs. Mc Call is a sister of the bride. 
Several friends of the bride and groom journeyed from Hope for the occasion, among them 
Mrs. Jennie Mitchell, mother of the bride. 

********** November 11, 1926 

Banns were published last week for the marriage of Nickolis Kinn and Miss Anna Bir- 

chem of White Rock, SD., on Monday, November 22nd. 

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DAN CUPID BUSY THIS WEEK 
Three Weddings in One Week Mark the High Tide For This Year 

HENTZ - KINN 
The marriage of John Hentz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bentz, and Caroline Kinn, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kinn, weis solemnized on Wednesday morning at 9 AM., at the St. 
Philips Church, Rev. Fr. Jos. A. Studnicka officiating. 

Leo Baugus, brother of the groom, acted as best man, and Miss Agnes Kinn, sister of 
the bride, as bridesmaid. Both the bride and groom are well known here, having lived in 
this vicinity all their lives. 

After the ceremony the wedding dinner, a real banquet, was served at noon in the St. 
Philip's Church basement. Plates were set for 94, all the immediate relatives of the 
bride and groom. Three generations of the Kinn family were represented. This was an . 
in^ressive scene. The hall and tables were beautifully decorated with potted plants and 
natural flowers. Music during the dinner and afternoon was furnished by Ponath's Orchestra 
The waitresses serving the dinner were all cousins of the bride and groom. 

At the close of the dinner. Father Studnicka spoke feelingly, of his spiritual minis- 
trations, through 32 years to the Kinn families, in some of which he baptized three gener- 
ations. "Look not for peace and contentment and happiness in the houses of the learned 
and wealthy, for there it will not be found. More often real and genuine happiness is 
found in the humble houses of God fearing, God loving poor where a numerous family and 
blessing of the Almighty furnishes that which the world can not give." 

-After an afternoon at cards and social gatherings, the wedding guests dispersed with 
memories of a happy event never to be forgotten. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hentz departed on the Soo train 106 for a two months honeymoon trip 
which will take them to many Minnesota and Wisconsin points. 

The NEWS extends the congratulations to the estimable couple and will heartily wel- 
come their return. Mr. and Mrs. Hentz will settle down on a farm southwest of town, which 

Mr. Hentz owns and will become one of o\ir permanent farmers. 

****•****« November 26, 1926 

KINN BIRCHEM 
Mr. Nicholis Kinn and Miss Anna Birchem, of White Pjock, SD., were united in marriage 
Monday morning, Nov. 22nd, at the St. Philip's Church, Rev. Studnicka officiating. 

After the ceremony the guests of the imnediate families and friends enjoyed a wedding 
diiuier at the home of the bride's parents near White Rock. 

In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Kinn entertained about 100 guests at a dancing party givei 
in Grawe's Hall. The music was furnished by the African Quintette, A daintily appointed 
lunch was served at midnight ; the guests departing at 1 AM, after wishing the bride and 
groom joy through life. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Birchem, living near White Rock, She is 
a very splendid young lady cind a worthy helpmate to Mr. Kinn, 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kinn and has long been a resident of Hankin- 
son territory. Through his industry and frugalty he owns the fine farm, where he and his 

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bride will make their hcane. 

********** November 26, 1926 

BRISBIN - SCJmiDT 
Miss Helen Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Schmidt, became the bride of Will- 
iam Brisbin of Everett, WA., on Wednesday at the Parish house at 11 AM., Rev. Fr. Studnicka 

officiating. 

Their attendants were Joseph Wirtz and Dorothy Wirtz. The happy couple will make their 

hojne an the Augxist Schmidt farm, this winter. 

*♦***♦*••* November 26, 1926 

Announcements have been received of the marriage of Miss Charlotte Felton to Mr. Victor 

Stobey. Miss Felton was formerly a resident of Han3tinson. She moved to Fairmount several 

yecirs ago and has been employed in the Bostrvmi store. Mr. Stobey is en^jloyed at the Gamble 

Robinson fruit house at Fcdxmovint. The young couple have many friends here, vrtio extend their 

congratulations. ********** 

November 26, 1926 

GUSTMAN - MOTIS 

Rudolph Gustman and Agnes Motis were quietly married on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, by Judge 
Van Arnum at Wahpeton, ND. 

The bride wore a beautiful dress of white satin and carried a bouquet of pink roses 
and fern. Miss T=>T"a Motis, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. She wore a blue 
silk crepe dress. Hcirry Gustman, a brother of the groom, acted as best man. 

After the ceremony a delicious 6 o'clock dinner was served at the groom's parents 
hcane. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman, who reside near HanJtinson. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Motis also of Hankinson. Their many 

friends wish them a long and happy majrried life . 

********** December 2 , 1926 

Otis Marvick of Sisseton, well and favorably known throughout Roberts County, was mar- 
ried on Thursday, Nov. 25th, to Miss Ruth Varland at the home of the bride's parents. 

The bride is a sister of Walter Varland and is quite well known in Sisseton where she 
has often visited. Otis is a fine fellow and his hosts of friends, in this part of the county 
join in congratulations. They will make their home at Marshall, MN., where in partnership 

with Walter Varland, he is conducting a Chrysler Agency. ...NEW EFFINGTON COLUMN 

********** December 9, 1926 



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19 2 7 : 

A marriage license was issued to John Hannon and Miss June Lockman Tuesday at Minn- 
eapolis. Miss Lockman taught in the Hankinson school last year. 

********** January 6, 1927 

KINN - SKOG MARRIAGE 

Miss Anna Kinn, daughter of Mrs, Peter Kinn, living south of Hankinson, and Mr. Cliff- 
ord Skog of New Effington, were married Tuesday morning at 9 AM with Rev. Fr. Studnicka per- 
forming the ceremony. After the wedding the immediate feonily with Paul Kinn, Mrs. Fr2mk 
LaQua and a brother of the groom, were entertained at a wedding dinner at the Mrs. Peter 
Kinn home. 

The bride was dressed in tan silk emd carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The bridesmaid 
Kiss Catherine Kinn, sister of the bride, wore a gown of flesh colored crepe de chine and 
carried a bouqiiet of carnations. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Carl Skog. TUtie yovmg couple will be at home to 
their mamy friends on the Mrs. Peter Kinn fcirm, where Mr. Skog will engage in farming. 

The NEWS joins with a multitude of friends in wishing the happy young coxqsle the joys 
of life. *•**«♦**•• January 13, 1927 

GREAT BEND.... A very pretty wedding occured at the Ev. Lutheran Church Thursday after- 
noon at 3 PM when Miss Adelia Stoltenow became the bride of Leslie Brandt. The ceremony 
was solemnized by Rev. T. Hinck. 

Wie bride wore a dress of white cimton crepe and carried a bouquet of roses. Acting 
as bridesmaids were Gustine Stoltenow, sister of the bride, who wore a dress of pale green 
flat crepe and carried a botiquet of carnations and Miss Mildred Brandt, the groom's sister, 
who was dressed in old rose crepe and carried carnations. 

Hie groom weis attended by Albert Stoltenow and Ewalt Gehler. The bride is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow and has grown to womanhood here. The groom "is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. J, Brandt of Moore ton Township. 

The entire community joins in extending the young couple their best wishes and heart- 
iest congratulations. «.*•*•*♦** February 17, 1927 

William Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Baisley, pioneer residents of this vic- 
inity, was married to Miss Eirana Enberg of Astoria, OR., a popular young lady of that city, 
on Feb. 19th. They will live at Wanna, OR., where Martin is now eirployed. Martin left 
Hankinson for the coast country over four years ago, but still has a host of friends, and 
well wishers beside his folks, who remember him for his many manly qualitites. The wedding 
wzis an invited affair, with about 100 guests present. 

***•••***• March 3, 1927 

C&rl Pasbrig of Great Bend and Mrs. M. Dielkc of Hamklnson were married Wednesday after- 
noon at the brides' home in west Hankinson. Rev. T. Hinck of Great Bend performed the wed- 
ding ceremony at four o'clock to immediate relatives and friends. 

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The groom is a retired fanner of the Great Bend vicinity. The bride came here from 
Germany about two yeairs ago and is living in the Albert Erb house, where she located when 
she first came to Hankinson. 

********** April 21, 1927 

SPOTTSWOOD - ADNET 

Hankinson friends this week received annotmcements of the marriage of Miss Kathryn 
Spottswood to Mr. Roy Adnet at Santa Ana, CA. , on Thursday, April 21st. The ceremony was 
performed at the M. E. Church in that city in the presence of relatives eind immediate friends 
and was followed by an infomal reception at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Kate E. 
Spottswood, in Anedieim, CA. 

■Bie bride grew to womanhood in Hankinson and is a gradxiate of the local high school. 
Removing with the family to California a cot^le of years ago, she took a course in nursing 
at Pasadena, and it was while thus engaged that she met Mr. Adnet and a romance began that 
culminated in the wedding last week. The groom is connected with the hospital and the young 
couple will make their home at Pasadena. 

The bride's many friends in this vicinity are pleased to extend congratulations and 
best wishes. •***•**** * April 28, 1927 

KLAR - RANDALL 

Miss Bessie Kleu: and Cairmi Randiill were united in marriage Tuesday morning at Brecken- 
ridge by the Rev. Mr. Hill of the Methodist Church. Returning to Hankinson the young couple 
were served a wedding breaJcfast at the Mrs. Rose Wolfe home. Mr. and Mrs. Randall left on 
108 for the Twin Cities on a wedding trip before going to their home at Mankato, MN., where 
Mr. Randall is employed in the C. fi N. W. depot. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klcir of Elma Township, and has lived neaxly 
all her life in this community. She attended school in Hankinson, and later taught near 
Hcuikinson. She is a sister of Mrs. Rose Wolfe and Adelyne Klar of Hankinson. 

Having lived here for years, the bride has made many warm friends who rejoice over the 
news of this happy event, and extend the most sincere congratxilations . 

********** June 2, 1927 

HOFFMAN - McMORPOV? 

Miss Minnie Hoffman of St. Paul, eind Joseph McMorrov;, formerly of Hankinson and now 
employed by Swift & Co., in S. St. Paul, were married Wednesday, June 1st in St. Paul. 
They arrived here last lliursday and are spending several weeks visiting with relatives of 
the groom. 

Mr. McMorrow is a former Hankinson boy, having farmed four miles southeast of here for 

a number of years, moving to St. Paul four years ago. He has several sisters living in this 

vicinity. Mrs. Chas Spreckles of Hankinson, is a sister of Mr. McMorrow. 

********** June 9^ 1927 



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PETEFS - PEITZ MARRIAGE 

Saturday morning, June Hth, the Cathedral of Sioux City, lA., was the scene of a 
q\iiet wedding of interest to the people of Hankinson. 

Miss Ann Peters, of Madison, SD. , daughter of Mrs. Mary Peters, became the bride of 
Mr. Leo Peitz, formerly of Hankinson. The Rev. Father Flannigan, pastor of the Cathedral 
performed the ceremony before the Nl5>ti^J. Mass at 6:30 AM. 

After a motor trip thru northern Minnesota, the couple will visit at the home of Mrs. 
B. Peitz, the young man's mother. Uiey will be at home after July 1st at Willow Lakes, SD. 

Mr. Peitz grew to manhood in Hanlcinson, and the best wishes of a host of friends go 
with the yotmg couple. *«*»**.**** ., .__« 

JUNE, MONTH of WEDDINGS 

The Mcirriage Month Maintains Its Record This Week 

WIPPERMAN - QOENEAO VCWS EXCHANGED 

In the presence of the brides' immediate family, the wedding of Alva Wipperman, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Wipperman, and Roland Q\ieneau, of New York City, took place Tues- 
day rooming. The Rev. Clarence Carr, of Clark, SD. , read the service in the reception room, 
in a setting of bridal wreath cind peonies. 

The bride wore a gown of white beaded georgette, and orange blossoms held in cap effect, 
her veil of Belgium lace. She carried a shower bouquet of geirdenias, white sweet peas and 
lillies of the valley. Immediately after the ceremony a wedding breakfcist was served. 
Yellow tea roses and maiden hair ferns were used in the dining room. 

Mr. and Mrs. Queneau are motoring to Springfield, CXL., where they will reside. 

********** June 23, 1927 

STREGE - WOJNER 

Miss Hulda Louise Strege and Arnold H. Womer of Lidgerwood, were married in that city 
on Saturday, June 18th, at 10 o'clock, in the presence of immediate relatives. Immediately 
after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Woocner, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilde of Great 
Bend, departed by auto for a trip to Minneapolis, Duluth and the Iron Range county, expect- 
ing to return to Lidgerwood in about a week. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Strege of Lidgerwood, and is one of that 
city's most popxilar young ladies. Through her aissociation in the position as stenographer 
in the Home Consumers Co. , she has formed a laurge acquciintance in the business world, which 
together with her social friends, makes a multitude of friends who extend congratulatiwis 
to the newlyweds . 

Mr. Womer, one of the ablest salesmen of the Lidgerwood Auto and Machine Co., needs 
no introduction to the News readers; he probeQjly is as well known as cinyone in Richland 
County, an& is an exceedingly likezd^le and energetic young man who is making a marked suc- 
cess in the business world. 

Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Womer. 

********** June 23, 1927 

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POPULAR YOUNG LADY WED 

St. Philip's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Tuesday morning when Kiss Susan 
Jaeger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Jaeger of this city, becaae the bride of Mr. Geo- 
rge Feneis of Mooreton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Feneis of St. Joe, MN. 

TSie bride wore a gcwn of white satin and all over lace with a veil of the same color- 
She carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses, white sweet peas and lillies of the valley. 
Miss Hildagard Schwinnghajnner of Albany, MN. , niece of the groom, acted as bridesmaid. She 
wore a gown of tan flat crepe and carried a boxxjiiet of red roses. 

Ihe groom was attended by Alfred Jaeger, brother of the bride. Ihe bridal party assemb- 
led in the rear of the church and, to the strciins of a wedding march played by Mrs. D. E. 
I^an, advanced to the altar where Miss Jaeger and Mr. Feneis were xmited in marriage by Rev. 
Jos. F. Studnicka. Hie nuptial ceremony was followed by High Mass which was sung by Rev. 
Jos. F. Studnicka. After Mass the bridal party rettamed to the home of the bride's parents 
where a reception was held with only relatives in attendance. In the afternoon of the same 
day the happy coxrple, accon5>anied by Miss Schwinnghammer, departed by auto for Albany, where 
a recepticai Weis held in their honor at the hcaae of the groom's sister. From Albany they will 
motor to the Twin Cities and other points of interest in Minnesota. They will make their 
futuire hooie in Mooreton where Mr. Feneis owns a garage. 

Tixe bride possesses a charming personality which has won for her a host of friends who 
wish to extend congratulations. 

Bie groom came to Mooreton from St. Joe, MN. , two years ago and until recently was 
enployed as mechanic on the Manakowski farm near Mooreton. He is a man of sterling quality 
and has a large circle of friends. 

********** June 23, 1927 

Miss Margaret Ann Crooks and Mr. Cowin H. Moffet were married on Thursday, J\me 23rd 
at the Tyson Methodist Church at 12 o'clock noon, in the presence of a number of relatives 
and invited guests. "Uie young couple will be at home after Sept. 1st, 1927, at Mooreton, 
ND. As the marriage occxired today, we will give an extended write-tip nex week. 

********** June 23, 1927 

PROMINENT YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED 
Miss Ila Coppin Became Bride of Daniel L. Jones 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jones was the scene of a wedding Wednesday evening 
when Kiss Ila Coppin, daughter of Mr. George Coppin, became the bride of Mr. Daniel Jones, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jones. The Rev. G. R. McKeith officiated. 

Preceeding the ceremony, Mr. David Jones of Forman sang "I Love You Truly" and "At 
Dawning" was sung by Mr. J. P. P. Tulloch. "The Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin was played 
by Kiss Catha Jones. 

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Miss K^ry Carol Jones, who wore a gown of 
blue beaded georgette. She carried an arm bouquet of white peonies. Jane Kretchman act- 
ed as ring bearer and Margaret Penrose was the flower girl. Mr. Elmer Coppin served as 

best man. , , 

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Hie bride, who entered with her father, wore a period gown of white georgette fash- 
ioned with a tight bodice and bouffant skirt which had inserts of lace. Orange blossoms 
held the tulle veil, which had been worn by Mrs. J. P. P. Tulloch at her wedding. The 
bride carried a shower bouqxiet of brides roses and lillies of the valley. 

A reception was held on the lawn a^ter the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Jones left that 
evening for a motor trip through Northern Minnesota. 

The out-of-town guests were: Mr. emd Mrs. D. J. Jones and daughter Ruth, of Fonnan; 
Mr. and Mrs. William C3oppin amd feunily and Mr. and Mrs. 0. Tew of Wahpeton; Mr. and Mrs. 
Dave Jones of Forman; Mr. and Mrs. James Novak of New ESiglcind; Mrs. R. G. Penrose of Chi- 
cago; Mr. Holskeenig of Cleveland; Mrs. J. D. McCarthy of Milwaukee; Mrs. Paine of Feurgo; 
Mr. Kenneth Oliver of New Effington; Miss Dorothy Parsons amd brother, Arthur of lidgerwood 

and Mr. John S. Jones of Chicago. 

********** June 30, 1927 

FORMER HANKINSCN GIRL MARRIED 

A wedding of interest in this city, is that of Miss Mildred Jacobson, daughter of Mrs. 
Louise Jacobson of St. Pavil, forn»erly of this city, and Mr. George Weiser of St. Paul, which 
took place on Jvtne 21st at St. Maries Church in St. Paul. 

Ihe bride v;ore a gown of white embroidered crepe. She wore a large white, horsehair 
hat and a white silk coat. Her corsage was made up of pale yellow roses, white sweet peas 
and lillies of the valley. 

Miss Louise Jacobson, a sister of the bride was her only attendant. She wore a gown 
of beige silk and a hat to match. She carried a corsage of pink roses and sweet peas. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the guests at the Curtis Hotel. 
Mr. and Mrs. Weiser left for a motor trip to Itaska Park and after August 1st will be at 
home at 849 E. Fifth St., St. Paul. 



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Jvme 30, 1927 



CROOKS - MOFFIT 

In a setting of white peonies and yellow iris the marriage of Miss Margaret Ann Crooks, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Crooks, and Mr. Corwin H. Moffet of Barney, was solemnized 
on Thursday, June 23rd at the Tyson Church in Greendale. The ceremony was performed by Pev, 
James Anderson of Fargo, assisted by Rev. T.J. Chappell of the Tyson Church. 

Preceeding the ceremony, Kermit Oliver sang, "At Dawning" and as the bridal procession 
came up the aisle the "Wedding March" from Lohengrin was played by Miss Doris Lea. 

Jane Kretchman acted as flower girl and was followed by the bridesmaids, the Misses 
Ida Moffet and Clara Swanson. Miss Gladys Moffet was the maiid of honor. She wore a gown 
of green georgette with hat to match and carried a boviquet of white peonies. The gowns 
of the bridesmaids were of yellow georgette and they carried arm bouquets of white peonies. 

The bride, who was given in marrige by her father wore a gown of white beaded satin 
and her veil was of silk embroidered lace. She carried a shower bouquet of brides roses 
and sweet peas. 

Tlie groom Wtia attended by Mr. Erwin Crooks, a brother of the bride. The out of town 

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guests were Mrs. Moffet, the groom's grandmother of Bismarck, the relatives of the groom 
from Barney, Miss Viola Bailey from Idaho, Albert and Ruth Crooks and Mr. and Mrs. Moeller 
of White Kock, SD. , Miss Meurgaret Johnson of Faurgo, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Brewster and son of 
Sisseton, SD., and Mr. and Mrs. Levi Lisk of Stirum. 

A reception was also given at the Moffet home at Barney, the evening of J»ine 24th, after 
which the bridal cov^ile left for a motor trip to Detroit Lakes. After their return, they 
will reside at the Moffet feirm. 



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June 30, 1927 



Announcements have been received of the wedding of Miss May Sullivan of San Francisco 
to Mr. Adam DeFea formerly of Hankinson. The ceremony was performed in Old St. Mary's Cath- 
edral in San Francisco, on the 17th of June. 

********** June 30, 1927 

BCHN - BEENDT WEDDING 
- The home of Mr. and Mrs. Richaurd Bohn was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wednesday 
aftemood of last week when their daughter. Miss Anna, became the bride of Mr. Irby Bemdt. 
Ihe Rev. T. Hinck of the Lutheran Church officiated. 

The bride wore a gown of orchid flat crepe and a veil, and carried a bouquet of peonies. 
She was attended by her coxisin. Miss Myrtle Bohn, who wore a gown of flesh flat crepe and 
carried peonies. Ernest Bohn, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Miss Effie Ponath 
played the wedding march. 

A six o'clock dinner was served to the guests in the dining room, which was beautifully 
decorated in orchid and white. 

Both the young people are popular in the community, having been bom cind raised here. 
Mr. Bemdt is a graduate of the State Science School and has also attended the State Teach- 
ers College at Valley City. Ihe past few years he ahs taught school in the Great Bend comm- 
unity. The bride is one of the most charming young ladies of Great Bend. 

Mr. eind Mrs. Bemdt left Wednesday morning on a motor trip through Northern Minnesota. 
The entire community extends them best wishes emd heartiest congratulations. 

********** July 7, 1927 

HANKINSON YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED FRIDAY 
At 5 o'clock Friday evening, July 1st, the marriage of Mary E. Chapin, daughter of Kr. 
and Mrs. W. J. Chapin, to Mr. Gordon M. Christenson, was solemnized at the Methodist par- 
sonage in Wahpeton. The Rev. Martin Davis, pastor of the Foss Methodist Church, officiated. 
Present at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Chapin, parents of the bride, Mr. Chris Chris- 
tenson, father of the bridegroom, and his daughter. Miss Dorothy. 

Memy friends of Mr. and Mrs. Christenson extend congratiolations . 

********** July 7, 1927 

PAYNE - JARSKI 
A wedding of interest to Hankinson people, took place on Monday afternoon at Wahpeton 
when Miss Mona Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne, of this city, became the bride 
of Mr. Andrew Jarski. Judge Van Amum performed the ceremony. 

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The bride wore a nile green silk gown and a white hat. Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Jarskl 
left for a couple of weeks visit in Minneapolis and other points in the East. They will 
be at home at Laretto, ND. , on Augijst 15th. 

nie many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jarskl extend heartiest congratulations. 

********** July 28, 1927 

CLIFFORD WICKMAN MARRIES ANNAPOLIS GIRL 

The marriage of Ensign C. L. Hickmam, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wickmain of Rai^inson 
and Miss Ethel Lescherbury of Annapolis, MD. , took place July 14th, at the Methodist Par- 
sonage in Annapolis, the Fev. Flinger officiating. 

He was graduated in Jvme from the Naval Academy and will be on duty on the U. S. S. 
Arizona. Mr. Wickman will spend a few days here next week, visiting with his parents. Mrs. 
V7ickman will not accompany him. 



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Aug\:ist 11, 1927 



Announcements have been received here of the mairriage of Mr. Carl P.. Stack, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack and Miss Ellen M. Anderson. The wedding took place in St. Paul 
on August 6th. After a short honeymoon, they will make their home at 596 Beaney St,, 
St. Paul. ********** August 11, 1927 

HABEL - ZIEGELMAN 

Cards were received last week announcing the marriage of Miss Hulda Ziegelman and Mr. 
Walter H. Habel of Chicago on May 28, 1927 at St. Joseph, MI. The ceremony was performed 
at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Louis Neuchterlein officiating. 

"The bride was attired in a gown of tan canton crepe with a hat to match, and Ceirried 
an axm bouquet of roses and lillies of the valley. At 6 PM, a reception for fifty guests 
W21S held at the Doris Hotel at St. Joseph. 

Hie bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ziegelmcin of Hankinson and the groom is a 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Habel, proprietors of the Doris Hotel at Paw Paw Lakes. 

After the wedding dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Habel left for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls. 
Mrs. Habel then returned to Hankinson to continue her work as operator at the local tele- 
phone exchange until a week ago when she resigned. Mr. Habel is the owner of a bakery in 
Chicago and they will make their future home in that city. 

The many friends of the bride in this city were delightfully surprised when the annou- 
ncement was made of her marriage. 

********** August 25, 1927 

Announcements have been received of the marriage of Carl H. Stack to Miss Lydia Guts- 
chmidt both of Harvey, ND., which took place on Sunday August 7th. The groom is very well 
known in this coianunity as he was employed by the Wipperman Merc. Co., for a number of yeein 
He is now employed by the J. C. Penny Co., of Harvey, where they will make their home. 

********** August 25, 1927 

LAWRENCE KRETCHMAN MARRIED FRIDAY 
Lawrence Kretchman and Miss Ena Van Middlesworth arrived here last Thursday evening 
from Fullerton, ND. , and Friday were married in the presence of only the imnedlate relatives 
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A bounteous wedding dinner was served at the home of the groom's parents Friday 
evening at 6 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Kretchman returned to their home at Fiillerton Mon- 
day morning, where he is employed by the Horowitz Merc. Co. Bie groom is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. George Kretchman, of Hankinson. Having made this city his home since early boy- 
hood, he has a great many friends who extend congratxilations over this happy event. 

********** September 1, 1927 

Miss Dorothy Mae Leavitt of HanJeinson amd William Sturgis of Fairxaount, were meirried 
last Saturday at the Methodist personage, at Wahpeton. Rev. W. R. Davis performing the 
cerejnony. The young couple will be at home on the farm ten miles southwest of Fairmoxmt. 

********** September 22, 1927 

HAMMER & STATE LINE KEWS On Saturday evening, September 17th, at the home of Mr. 

and Mrs. Andrew Wrolstad, Rev. Iverson spoke the words that united Miss Anna Wrolstad and 
Mr. Ingvold Hovey for life. Mrs. Iverson played the wedding miurch to which the bride and 
groom and their attendants. Miss Olga Hovey, sister of the groom and Mr. Helmer Wrolstad, 
brother of the bride, took their places under the aurch of streamers and roses in the parlor. 

The bride and groom are both well known in the Hammer community and need no introduct- 
ion to our Hammer readers and we certainly wish them eill the best things in life. They 
will make their home on the Hovey farm northeeist of Hammer. 

********** September 22, 1927 

BDCK - BLADCW WEDDING 

A very pretty church wedding was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church 
wheir-Amold H. Bladow, son of George Bladow of this city, and Miss Adella Buck, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. John B\ick of Lamars Township, were united in marriage. Rev. J. P. Klausler 
performing the ceremony. Only the immediate relatives were present. 

The young couple will make their home on the Paul Schroeder farm northeast of Sonora. 
Kie many friends of these two splendid young people extend congratulations. 

********** September 29, 1927 

MRS. WOLFE'S BROTHER MARRIED IN MONTANA 

The following write-up is taken from the Miles City, MT. , Star. It proves very inter- 
esting to Hankinson due to the fact that it relates of the m2u:riage of Alex Klar, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kliu: residing south of Hankinson, and a brother of Mrs. Wolfe of this city. 

"Bestriding of two of the finest horses in the state, togged out in chaps, five gallon 
Stetsons and rodeo neckerchiefs, facing Jvistice Seth Martin eind a cheering grandstand which 
admired their grit, while Photographer Stephenson cranked his movie camera, Alexander A. 
Klar and Beatrice May Warner set the vogue of open-air-marriages at the Eastern Motintain 
Fair on Thursday with a snap and aplomb that must have set the heart of every woman spect- 
ator aflutter with the thrill of romamce. 

It was decidedly a pretty wedding, at that, for all its spectacularity. The great 
open sky took the place of the cloistered solemnity of chxirch, the accordant spirit of 
the crowd was kindred to that of a great family circle. All went decorously and duly 
solemn as the cot5)le made their responses to Judge Martin's words and an awed bridegroom 

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slipped a platinxnn band on the finger of a fluttering bride, whereupon the officating 
magistrate terroinated the ordeal by declaring, by authority vested in him, he announced 
them ntfin and wife. 

Then another wave of applause swept the grands t£ind, and Judge Martin began presenting 
the wedding gifts, announcing the character and doner of each. Selma Venable, who had 
been sitting in one of the front grandstand seats, then came forward as Queen of the Round- 
up of Fourth of July, and presented two presents. C»ie was a real one, two pieces of 
candelabra and the other was meant to snap the nervovis strain with a touch of humor. She 
unwrapped and held vp a rolling pin. The crowd caught the joke and a gale of laughter 
passed over the grandstand. Hands were thrust across the wire fence of the track and 
congratulations offered and the bride dashed vp the track on her charger to draw a calm 
breath in Don Cotton's bridal taxi." 

********** September 29, 1927 

MISS ELNORA KINN AKD EDWARD HERMES MARRIED 

Miss Elnora Kinn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kinn, and Edward Hermes of Wahpeton, 
were married Tuesday morning at 8 AM., in the St. Philip's Church with Rev. Fr. Studnicka 
performing the ceremony, in the pressence of a great many relatives and friends. 

The bridal cov^ile were attended by Miss Isabelle Kinn, sister of the bride and Mr. 
Elroy Boelke of Great Bend. 

Owing to the news of the death of the bride's sister being received at 2 PH in the 
afternoon, all wedding festivites were cancelled. 

—The bride is a Hankinson girl, having lived in this city nearly her entire life. She 
granduated from the Hankinson High School and has been teaching several years since grad- 
uation. Her many friends, who are acquainted with the many lovable qualities possessed 
by the bride, rejoice over this happy event. 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hermes in HanMnson and Wahpeton extend congratul- 
ations. ***••*•*** October 6, 1927 

HAROLD COX MARRIED 

Hiss Francis Gaab of Minneapolis, and Mr. Harold A. Cox, formerly of Hankinson, were 
married on Monday noon at the Petrk Ave. Congregational Church in Minneapolis, Rev. Dudley 
performing the ceremony. They were attended by the brother and sister of the groom. Ho- 
ward and Miss Aveinelle Cox. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cox arrived in Hankinson Wednesday evening for a brief visit with Karoldi 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Robey, expecting to leave Saturday evening for Glendive, MT. , 
where Harold is enployed as traveling salesman for Swift & Co. 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cox extend the heartiest congratulations over this 
happy event. 

Harold has lived in Hankinson all his life previous to his going to St. Paul aibout 
three years ago. During those years in Hankinson we imagine he "pulled" many practical 
jokes on his friends. Otherwise his friends could not have entered so wholeheartedly in 
plans for a fitting reception and entertainment for the bride and groom's homecoming. 

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The recepticm csommittee met them at the train, tampered with the car so that it was 
necessciry to tow the newly weds home behind a big truck. Later in the evening they stole 
the bride, brought Harold down tc%m, where the band serenaded him for about an hour. Both 
Mr. and Mrs. Oax are real "good fellows " and fun ruled si5)reme. 

Wednesday evening will long be remenibered in Hanklnson. 

********** October 6, 1927 

The John Klimek family drove to Millerville, MN. , Tuesday to attend the wedding of 
Kr. Klimek 's nephew, John Kollig of Wahpeton, who was married Tuesday afternoon to Miss 
Hilda Dabmire of Millerville, MN. The wedding couple left for Hammond, IN., Wednesday af- 
ternoon, where they will make their home. 

********** October 6, 1927 

KLAWITTER - MEDENWALDT 

Miss Gertrude Klawitter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Klawitter, Brightwood Township, 
and Mr. Alfred E. Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Medenwaldt, were united in marriage 
at the Lutheran Qmrch on Ihursday evening at 8 PM., Rev. Klausler performing the ceremony. 
Oie young cotiple will leave Friday on a motor trip through Icwa. 

Mr. and Mrs. MedenwaJLdt will live on a farm north of Hcuikinson. Both bride and groom 
cire very well and favorably known in this community. Ihey are splendid young people, and 
their many friends extend heartiest congratulations over this happy event. 

********** October 13, 1927 

WEDDING KNAAK - RDEDER 

Gh "niursday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives, 
at the Lutheran Church, occured the maurriage of Miss Myrtle Knaak and Arnold Boeder. The 
attendants were: Gladys Knaak, Agnes Poeder, Theo. Knaak and Gerald Pemkow. Rev. J. P. 
Klausler performed the ceremony. 

A reception to seventy-five guests was given at the home of the bride's parents at 
6 o'clock. The dining room of the William Knaak home was beautifully decorated in yellow 
and white. 

The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Knaak, was very tastily gowned in white 
canton crepe, and carried a bouquet of pink roses; and the bridesmaids wore dresses in shades 
of georgette crepe and crepe de chine. 

Both the bride and groom have lived in this community many years and have a multitude 
of personal friends who extend congratulations. They will live on the farm north of Hank- 
inson, Mr. and Mrs. Roeder expecting to move to Hankinson. 

********** October 27, 1927 

GULLY - HARLES WEDDING 

Miss Mary M. Gvilly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gully, was luiited in marriage to Mr. 
John Harles on Wednesday, Oct. 26th, at the St. Boniface Church, Lidgerwood at 8:30 AM. 
A reception was given in honor of the marriage at the home of Gully Bros, at 12 Noon. There 
were about 75 guests present. 

The bride was bom and raised in the community southwest of Hankinson. Mr. Harles is a 

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resident of Lidgerwood and they will make their home on the groan's farm. The many friends 
of the happy cov^le extend congratulations. 

**•*••*•** October 27, 1927 

Friends in Hankinson have received amnouncements of the wedding of Agnes Kiiehl and 
Mervln Qtiaal of Rosholt, SD., which took place on Oct. 4th. She is the yotaigest daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Augiist Kuehl of Hankinson. They will make their home in Minneapolis. 

********* * October 27, 1927 

MOELLENHOFF - DUWENHOEGGER 
MANTADOR. .. .A pretty wedding was held at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church last Tues- 
day morning at Browns Valley, MK. , when Miss Ottilia Moellenhoff of Browns Valley became 
the bride of Rudolph Duwenhoegger of Mantador. 

The bride was attended by her niece, Christine Moellenhoff emd the groom by his bro- 
ther Aloys. The bride wore a dress of pink georgette and carried a bouquet of pink roses 
and ceumations. The bridesmaid wore a dress of pink crepe. The groom and best man wore 
navy blue sxiits. After the ceremony the couple went to the brides home where a dainty 
wedding breakfast was served. On Wednesday afternoon the happy cov5)le returned to Manta- 
dor to spend a few weeks at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Duwen- 
hoegger, until their house is completed on their farm. Their many friends extend the heart- 
iest congratulations cind best wishes for a long and happy inarried life. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Duwenhoegger and son Alfred and daughter Josepha and Mr. amd 
Mrs. Anthony Duwenhoegger motored to Browns Valley, MN., Monday to attend the wedding of 
Miss Ottilia Moellenhoff and Mr. Rudolph Duwenhoegger. They returned Wednesday afternoon. 

********** November 17, 1927 

POHL - SCHILTZ MARRIAGE 
Miss Mary Pohl, daughter of Mrs. Nick Pohl, living near Rosholt, and Mr. Nick Schiltz, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schiltz of this community, were united in marriage Wednesday morn- 
ing at 9 AM., at the St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka performing the ceremonj 
The wedding reception was held Wednesday afternoon amd evening at the Mrs. Nick Pohl home. 

Both of tbese young people are very well known to a great icajority of the people in 
Hankinson territory, and have a host of friends who extend congratulations. 

********** November 24, 1927 

HEIN - GRAHAM WEDDING THANKSGIVING DAY 
The wedding of Miss Wilhelmina Hein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hein, of this 
city, and Dr. Kenneth D. Graham of Aberdeen, WA., is being solemnized in the Emmanuel Ev. 
Church this afternoon. Rev. Meier officiating. 

A complete write up of the wedding will be given next week. 

*••*••***• November 24, 1927 

HEIN - GRAHAM WEDDING 
The Immanuel Ev. Church was the scene of an elaborate and beautiful wedding service on 
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24th, when Wilhelmina Hein became the bride of Dr. Kenneth D. Graham. 

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Rev. J. H. Meier performed the ceremony and the church was filled with relatives and friends 
of the bride who grew to womanhood in ovir city. 

At the opening of the service Rev. Meier sang "Because," after which the bridal party 
entered the church to the strains of Lohengrins Wedding March played by Lora M. Hein. The 
bride entered on the arm of her father. Miss Alpha Stine of Chicago acted as bridesmsiid, 
auid little Lucile Hein was flower girl. The bridal party was met at the altcir by the groom 
and his best man, Edwin Graham, a brother. The beautiful and injiressive ring service was 
used. Bie bride was gowned in a beautifxil creation of white satin and silk lace with rhine- 
stone settings, veil-in-cap effect with lillies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet 
of roses and lillies of the valley. The bridesmaid's dress was of tan chiffon and she car- 
ried yellow chrysanthemums. The little flower girl wore yellow georgette. 

After the ceremony and the congratulations that followed, the wedding party returned 
to the bride's home where a wedding dinner was served to the inanediate family. Hie table 
decorations were white and yellow, and were very beautiful. 

Wie newlyweds left on the noon trciin 107 for Ccirrington, NT)., where they will remain 
until Saturday. From there they proceed to Aberdeen, WA., where Dr. Graham is located in 
the practice of his profession. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mrs. M. E. Stine, Minneapolis, Mr. and Kxs. Chas 
Hein, Jr., Velva; Richard Hein, Bemidji; Edwin Greiham, Grand Forks; Ross Ferguson, and Sam 
Nicholson, Carrington. 

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Qias. Hein of this city and most 
of her life has been spent here. She is highly accomplished and deservedly popular with 
a large circle of friends. The romance began at Carrington, the former home of the groom, 
where his future bride was a teacher in the domestic science department of the public sch- 
ools for two years . 

The young couple have the congratulations and best wishes of many friends for a long 
life of wedded happiness. •*«•♦ ***** December 1, 1927 



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19 2 8 

LOCAL GIRL WEDS FERGUS FALLS MAN 
Miss Alma Pribbemow and Edward Buntzen of Fergus Falls Maxried 
A pretty wedding occured at the Lutheran parsonage in Wcihpeton, when Rev. F. G. Becker 
united Miss Alma Pribbemow of this city and Edward Buntzen of Fergus Falls in the holy 
bonds of matrimony, on Dec. 30th. Their attendants were her sister, Ruth and Carl Freeberg 
of Wahpeton. 

The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pribbemow of this city. She was 
employed in WaJipeton for the past year, where she made many friends. 

"She bride was clad in a blue Romaine crepe dress and the bridesmaid wore a pretty black 
velveteen. 

After their honeymoon trip, they plan on ma3d.ng their home in Fergus Falls, where the 
groom is employed at the Otter Tail plemt. 

The many friends of the newlyweds wish them a happy married life. 

********** January 5, 1928 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS.... Miss Jvme Wacha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vacha, of Lidgerwood, 
and Martin Peterka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterka, of Wahpeton, Rev. Father Jande off- 
iciating. Attendants were Miss Regina Wacha, sister of the bride, and Theodore Peterka, 
brother of the groom. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Peterka 
home. After a week's visit in the cities, and in MilwaiJcee, Mr. and Mrs. Peterka will be at 
home to friends in Wahpeton. Mr. Peterka is employed at the Great Northern roundhouse in 
Breckenridge . ********** January 5, 1928 

(Above article .... no date or day of the week, of the marriage was given.) 



POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
Ruth Melby and Steve Sleight Surprise Their Friends 

Miss Ruth Melby and S. J. Sleight surprised their Hankinson friends Monday by the 
einnouncement of their irLarriage, which occured on Jeinuary 10th at Moorhead, MN. The cere- 
mony was performed in the presence of the attendants only, Elmer Theison, a fraternity bro- 
ther of the groom, and Miss Helen Callahan. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sleight are receiving the congratulations of their many friends this week, 
and "Steve" is back of the counter in the Krause Drug Co., with a little bigger smile than 
usual. 

Ihis young couple is very popular among the younger set in Hankinson. ..deservedly so., 
and it is a pleasure to extend congratulations over this happy event. They intend to make 
Hankinson their home. 



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POPUIAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
Peter Mauer and Miss Marie Heck Married at St. Philip's Chvirch 

Miss Mcirie Heck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heck, and Peter Mauer, son of Mrs. B. 
Mauer, were united in marriage at the St. Philips Church on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock 
with Pev. Fr. Joseph Studnicka performing the ceremony. Bie attend2ints were Miss Julia 
Heck, Margaret Baker, John Bommersbach and Michael Heck. The bride was very beautifully 
dressed in a gown of white satin flat crepe euid carried a bouquet of pink roses. 

After the ceremony the guests, numbering eJt>out 250, were served a sumptuous wedding 
dinner in the St. Philip's church basement. Mr. and Mrs. John Heck entertained in the 
afternoon at their home in honor of the bride and groom. Ttiree hundred couples were pre- 
sent at the free wedding dance given by the bride and groom in Grawe's Hall. Those who 
attended proclaim it the crowning social event of the season. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mauer will live in their new home on the north side. The groom is a 
breJteman on the Soo, his folks have lived in Hankinson for over twenty years, and "Pete" 
has a great many friends in the city. Tlie bride has been enaployed in the Star Cafe for 
seven years, and we are confident that she has more personal friends, won by her sweet 
disposition and beautiful character, than any young lady in Hankinson. 

We unite with their many friends in extending the heartiest of congratxilations . 

********** February 9, 1928 

DR. J. SORKNESS TO WED JAMESTOWN GIRL 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Orlady, Jamestown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary 
to Drv Joseph Sorkness, Jamestown. The wedding will take place in June. 

Miss Orlemdy is a graduate of Smith College, Northampton, MA., and a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma Sorority. 

Dr. Sorkness is a son of the late Dr. Paul Sorkness of Fargo and has been a member 
of the Stutsman County Clinic at Jamestown for the last year. He is a graduate of the 
Oniv. of Minn., and a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa Fraternity, a former student at the North 
Dakota Agricviltural College and a member of Alpha Kappa Phi. Hankinson folks will be de- 
lighted to learn of this cooing event. 

********** February 16, 1928 

Miss Ailecn Moore and Arthur Voeltz, both of Hankinson, surprised their folks and 
friends, by announcing their marriage which occured last September in Breckenridge . Mr. 
and Mrs. Voeltz have not made public their plans for the future, at present living at 
their respective homes. They are receiving the congrattdations of their many friends. 

********** Maxch 1, 1928 

BEULAH DENNSTEDT MARRIED FEB. 13th 
Weds John J. Schude in Minneapolis. Home on Visit 
Mr. smd Mrs. John J. Schude arrived in Hankinson the first of the week on their wed- 
ding trip, expecting to remain here for about two weeks visiting the bride's family, Mr. 

and Mrs. Wm. Dennstedt. 

The wedding occured Feb. 13th, at St. Maxy's Church, Minneapolis, Rev. Fr. John 

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Gleason performing the ceremony. The attendants were Miss Florence Schude ernd Louis 
Schude. The bride was dressed in white satin, trimmed with lace and carried a bouquet 
of white roses. 

After the ceremony the parents of the groom served a wedding breakfast and later a 
dinner at 6 o'clock to the guests. 

•rtie bride is a Hankinson girl, very well and favorably known in the city. About two 
years ago she went to Minneapolis where she was employed. Mr. Schude is a bookkeeper for 
the Minnesota Loan and Trust Co. The young couple intend to make their home in Minneapolis 
The many friends of the bride in Hankinson extend heaxtiest congratulations. 

********** March 8, 1928 

BDDACK - AHTtENS 

On Friday evening, March 23rd, at the Lutheran parsonage, Rev. J. P. Klausler united 
Regina Budack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Budack of Duerr Township, in holy wedlock 
with Randolph Ahrens of the same neighborhood. 

The bride was attended by her sister, Elsie Budack, and Harold, a brother of the groom 
served as best man. Only the immediate relatives were present. The young couple will make 
their home on the groom's farm. ♦****♦**** ^rch 29, 1928 

SURPRISE FRIENDS BY ANNOUNCEMENT OF MARRIAGE 
Ida B. Larson and Leonard M. Johnson Married Feb. 12th 

nie many friends of Miss Ida B. Larson, were surprised, and delighted at the announce- 
menty made this week, of her marriage, on Feb. 12th, to Mr. I/eonard M. Johnson of Dunseith, 
ND. The wedding occured at the Lutherein parsonage, Wahpeton, Rev. Becker officiating. 
The attendants were Miss Agnes Kath and Leonard Kxetchman of this city. 

The annoiuicement was made following the wedding of the groom's sister at Canby, ND. on 
April 7th, and until that time had been kept a secret to even the bride's intimate friends 
in Han)d.nson. 

Mr. Johnson is a pharmacist, employed at Dunseith. He is a graduate of the N.D. Agri- 
cxiltrzJ. College and a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. 

Ihe bride has been an instructor in the Hamkinson grade schools, for three years, 
coming here from her home at Willow City. She has made a host of friends in Hankinson 
who extend congratulations over this happy event. 

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will be at home in Dunseith after June 15th. 

********** April 12, 1928 

DORIS ROBINSON MARRIED 
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Doris Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
W. R. Robinson of Enderlin, ND., and Mr. Frederick H. Young, son of Mr. cind Mrs. A. F. 
Young of Atlanta, PA., which took place at 12:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the apart- 
ment of Mr. Young's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Young of the Frsmcis 
Drake Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Young were hosts at the wedding breakfast which 
followed the service. The covqple will make their home in Minneapolis. 

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Mrs. Young formerly attended the MacPhail School of Music. 

*********** ;^ril 19, 1928 

EDITH JONES ANNOUNCES MARRIAGE 
Cards were received this week announcing the marriage of Miss Edith B. Jones, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jones, of this city, and E. William Bom at Ookato, MN., on April 
7th. The bride is instr\ictor in the school at Cokato and will complete the term of school 
before joining Mr. Bom at Hammond, IN., where they will make their home. 
Hajikinson friends extend congratvilations. 

********** April 26, 1928 

JOHN S. JONES IS MARRIED 
Han)cinson people were pleased to receive the announcement of the marriage of John S. 
Jones to Miss Leila Perry of Chicago, on April 8th. They will make their home in Chicago. 
This is the third wedding in the John R. Jones family in the past 6 months. Dan, the 
youngest son, mvtst have started cin epidemic of weddings when he was married. 

********** ;^ril 26, 1928 

OLGA BEHM WILL WED, DR. A. T. BIDGOOD 
Announcement was made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Olga Behn, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Behm, of 423 Walnut Street, Grand Forks, ND., to Dr, A. T. 
Bidgood, son of Mr. eind Mrs. A. P. Pidgood of Wyn(?c«re, *nD. , at a party given recently at 
the home of the bride to be. The wedding will take place on June 10th. 

A two course luncheon was served, a telephone serving as the keynote of the decoratior 
A I'Srge blue paper bell hvmg over the center of the table and bluo canities vrere used. 
Handpainted telephone books containing the wedding date were given to the guests as favors. 

********** j^y 3^ 1928 

ST. PAUL POLICE SURGEON, BENEDICT, EVADES FORCE 
St. Paul Police on Monday were looking for Dr. Roy A, Schnacke, 350 pound surgeon 
for the department. Shortly after he went off duty from the night shift on Monday morn- 
ing, he took out a marriage license and a little later was married to Miss Lillian Smith, 
817 West Ihirty Ninth St., Mpls. Police want to congratulate the goom but they must find 
him first. 

Dr. Schnacke was a resident of Hankinson about 12 years ago, with offices in the 

Grawe Building. »^^*^*^^** ,« ■,o->r, 

^ ********** jrjay 10, 1928 

POPULAR HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 
Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Miss Vema Engelking to Wm. Trich- 
ler at Breckenridge on Monday, April 30th, Rev. Becker officiating. Mr. emd Mrs. Tritchle; 
are enjoying a brief honeymoon and will be at home in Fargo after May 30th. Mr. Trichler 
is a traveling salesman. 

The bride has been a saleslady in the Kjelstrup S Co., store for the past two years. 
She has a host of friends in Hankinson who extend congratiilations. 

********** May 10, 1928 

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Annotmcement was made last week of the marriage of Arthur Grawe of HaiJcinson to 
Hiss Anna Novotny of ULdgerwood, which occured the first of May. Mr. Grawe is one of 
Hemlcinson • s rural carriers and a resident here since birth. His many friends are extend- 
ing congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Grawe. 

********** May 10, 1928 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 

The marriage of Goldie Mae McKinnon and Dr. W. E. Welsh took place on May 3rd at 
the home of the bride's uncle, H. L. Tyson, at 1515 Woodland Ave., Duluth, MN. 

Rev. Frederic Coan of the Glen Avon Presbyteriein Church officiated. Only isonediate 
relatives and a few friends were present, among them were the bride's grandmother, Mrs. 
E. M. Tyson and her aunt Mrs. Annie Jensen of Marble, MN., and the groom's mother, Mrs. 
L. Welsh of Ribbing, MN. 

The happy coxiple left by auto for a trip thru the East visiting the sister of Dr. 
Welsh in Youngstown, OH., from which place they went to Philadelphia, Washington, D. C. , 
and New York City. They expect to return about the 20th of the month and will make their 
home in Eibbing, Ml., where Dr. Welsh has been located for the past year and holds a pos- 
ition as food, milk and dairy inspector. 

The bride was a former resident of the HanJcinson community. 

********** May 17, 1928 

GREAT BEND. ...Mr. Rueben Bemdt and Gladys Syverson were quietly united in marriage 
at Breckenridge, MN., on Saturday afternoon. May 26th. The groom is a well known farmer 
fatrming on the Wm. Popp farm. The bride wzis the local school teacher, whose home is in 
Courtney, ND. They will make their home on the groom's farm. Their many friends join in 
congratulations. ********** May 31, 1928 

LOCTO, YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED 
Miss Myrtle Mitchell and John Herding Married Wednesday 

A very pretty wedding took place at the St. Philip's Church on Wednesday morning 
at 6:45 AM when Miss Myrtle Mitchell became the bride of Mr. John Herding. Rev. Joseph 
Studnicka performed the nuptial ceremony. Miss Theresea Herding and Ben Herding, sister 
and birother of the groom acted as brides maid and best man. The bride was gowned in a 
dress of tan Georgette with picture hat of the same color. The bridesmaid wore a gown 
of tan flat crepe with hat to match. After the ceremony the bridal couple went to the 
home of Mrs. Frank LaQua where the wedding breakfast was ser\'ed. Decorations were pink 
and white. The happy couple left for Wilinar, KN., where they will visit at the home of 
the groom's sister. From there they will go to different parts of interest In I'lnnesota 
and Wisconsin. 

Both the bride and groom are well and favorably known throxighout the community and 

have a host of friends who extend to them congratulations. They will make their home on 

the groom's farm southeast of Hankinson. 

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Miss Lenore Williams of Warwick, ND., teacher in the local ptiblic school, and 
Walter Biggs of this city, were united in marriage at Warwick, ND., on Wednesday morning 
at 11 o'clock. Bie NEWS was unable to secxire particulars of the wedding for this issue. 

• *****•*** jy^g 7^ 3^928 

BDD NELSON MARRIED 

Leroy Leo Nelson, better kno%m &s Bud Nelson, welter weight chan^aion of Minneapolis, 
was united in marriage at the Central Lutheran Qmrch on Sunday, May 27th, to Miss Grace 
Marie Thiirston of Blair, WI. Rev. Jacob Stub officiated. 

They were attended by Miss Hazel Thurston, a sister of the bride and Mr. Lawrence 
Hoganson of Blair, WI. Following the ceremony a bountiful breakfast was served the wed- 
ding party at the home of the groom, Mrs. Clara Nelson. 

The bride wore a gown of pink georgette while the gown of the bridesmaid was of a 
pale yellow georgette. After the wedding breakfast, the bridal party motored to the bri- 
de's home at Blaiir, WI. , where they arrived in time to partcike of a bounteous dinner 
served by the brides parents at 7 PM. After their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will 
motor to Minneapolis, where they will make their hone. 

****.*•*** June 14^ 1928 

WALTER BIGGS WEDS IGNORE WILLIAMS 

Miss Lenore L. Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams, Warwick, ND. , 
became the bride of Walter G. Biggs, Hankinson, ND. , on June 6th, the wedding ta)cing 
place at the First Methodist Church at Warwick, with Rev. A. Roe, Devils Lake officiat- 
ing* The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of Swiss rose 
georgette and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. She weus attended by her sister, 
Mrs. Manders Rultstaind, as matron of honor, who wore grey georgette over satin and car- 
ried pink carnations. 

Lawrence Biggs, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Before the ceremony, Mrs. 
P. Mikkelson, Warwick, sang, "O Promise Me" and "At Dawning." Mrs. Mikkelson also play- 
ed the nuptial march. A four course dinner was served after the ceremony and the appoint- 
ments were in pink and white. Both Mr. and Mrs. Biggs have been instructors in Hankinson 
schools the last year. Mrs. Eiggs is a grad\Mite of the Mayville State Teachers College 
and Mr. Biggs of the Science Department of the North Dakota Agricultural College. They 
plan a wedding trip through Iowa and Minnesota. 

******* •** June 14, 1928 

ICLAR - RIEMANN 

Miss Henrietta Klar was united in marriage on Wednesday afternoon at Ereckenridge, 
MN., to Mr. William Riemann of Dickinson, ND. Ihey were attended by Miss Irene Klar and 
Rudolph Klar, sister and brother of the bride. 

The happy coij^^le left for Minneapolis with the groom's father and sister, from there 
they will go to different points of interest in Minnesota for a month. 

The bride is a popular and well known young lady of this vicinity being a graduate 
of our high school, and has taught school for the past few years. Their many friends 

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extend congratulations to them. 

They will make their home at Dickinson, where Mr. Riemann is en^iloyed. 

********** Jvme 14, 1928 

STLXFS NEWS.... Mrs. A. Lcifrenz and family drove to Caytiga on Tuesday to attend the 
wedding of Pete Wohler, her brother, to Miss Mae Holding. Pete Wholer is well known 
arovmd here and attended school at Stiles. 

********** June 14, 1928 

KOKIH - FEPGUSON 
Miss Amanda Korth, daughter of Mrs. Amanda Korth, of this vicinity, and Frank Brooks 
Ferguson of Elizabeth, NJ. , were married on June 1st, at 211 - 10th St. N. , Feirgo, ND. , 
Rev. Sigurd Sorenson performing the ceremony. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson will leave for New York dty about July 1st, going from there 
to New Jersey. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Beach Stock Co., of La Crosse, WI. 

********** June 21, 1926 

KRDEGER - MINDEMAN 
The marriage of Miss Alma Krueger, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Krueger 
of Belford, to Mr. Louis Mindeman of Barney, was solemnized at St. John's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in Belford on Tuesday, June 18th, at 10:30 AM., Pev. Cordt officiating. 

The bride wore a wreath of orange blossoms. Her gown was of white satin faced 
crepe, trimmed with Venetian lace and pearls. She was attended by her sister Dorothy, 
gowned in orchid chiffon. The bride carried a shower bouq\iet of bridal roses and 
ferns, her attendant carried pink carnations and fern. The groom was attended by his 
brother, George Mindeman. 

The wedding was a family affair, attended only by the parents and grandpctrents of 
the contracting paxties. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the hotrie of 
the bride's parents. The dining room was very prettily decorated in pink and white 
streamers. 

The bride was bom in Belford where she grew to young womanhood. Rer many attribute; 
of mind and heart have endeared her to all, and she has always been one of the most pop- 
ular members of the younger set in the neighborhood. 

The groom is an industrious and successful yoxmg farmer, and after an auto honey- 
moon tour of two weeks through northern Minnesota the young couple will make their home 
on the farm north of Barney. 

Scores of friends throughout the section are pleased to extend congratulations and 
best wishes for a long and happy married life. 

********** June 21, 1926 

Friends received announcements this week of the marriage of Cecil Plum and Dena 
Gross at Watford City, ND. , on June 12th. Kr. Plum owned the Linehan barber shop two 
years ago. ********* * june 21, 1928 

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GREAT BEND YOUNG PEOPLE WED. 
GREAT BEND.... Miss Alice Boetcher and Rienhold Stoltenow were united in marriage 
on TtiTirsday afternoon at the John Stoltencw hone. Miss Boetcher is a daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Boetdier. The groom is a well known young man, living on the John 
Stoltenow farm. Rev. T. Bin ck read the ceremony. Their many friends extend congrat- 
ulations. They will make their home with the Pobert Boetcher family until fall. 

********** June 21, 1928 

GOLINICK. - MEDENWALD 
Miss Lyla Gollnick and Arnold Medenwald, of Greendale Township, were married Sat- 
urday, June 16th, at Fergus Falls, Rev. Becker of the German Evangelical Church offici- 
ating. The attendants were Kiss Hilda Medenwald and Eddie Gollnick. 

After the ceremony the newlyweds left on a motor trip through the lake region of 
Minnesota. Mr. Gollnick intends to engage in farming. Ihese two young folks were 
raised in this conmunity and have the respect and esteem of all who knew them. 

********** June 21, 1928 

KISS OLGA BEHN WEDS A. T. BIDGOOD 
Beautiful Ceremony at Immanuel Lutheram Church in Grand Forks 
GRAND FORKS HERALD. .. .Candlelight furnished by rows of tall cathedral candles at 
either side of the altar furnished the only illumination for the wedding which took place 
Sunday afternoon in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, when Miss Olga Behn, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. John Behn, 423 Chestnut St., became the bride of Dr. A. T. Bidgood of Hankinson. 
_ Snowballs and pink roses, with baskets of spirea banked in profusion about the Altar 
formed a setting for the reading of the service by Pev. H. F. Buegel. 

Miss Margaret Schulz of Crystal, ND. , at the piano and A. W. Ponath on the violin, 
played a progrcun of nuptial miisic preceding the ceremony, the wedding marches, and impro- 
vised softly during the speaking of the vows. Mr. and Mrs. Ponath sang "Until," by Scind- 
erson and "X Love You Truly," by Bond. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white lace over 
satin, ornamented with rhinestones, with court length veil of pearls and rhinestones. 
The bridal boxiquet was a shower of white sweetpeas, roses and lillies. Elaine Ponath, 
niece of the bride, in hat and frock of white ruffled lace, carried the train. Little 
Lorraine Zerull, also a niece of the bride, preceded the bride as flower girl. She 
wore a dress and hat of pale blue georgette and pictxire hat to match. Her flowers were 
blue larkspur. 

Burd Bidgood of Wyndmere, brother of the groom was best man. Following the cere- 
mony at the church, an informal reception was held at the home of the bride for relat- 
ives and a few close friends. Baskets of spirea, and pink roses were arranged through- 
out the rooms. 

Dr. and Mrs. Bidgood have left for a short trip to the Minnesota lakes. 
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bidgood and daughters Lillian and Bessie, sons, 
Charles, Kenneth and Burd, all of Wyndmere, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ponath and children, 

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Elaine and Kenneth of Hankinson, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. George Behn; Mr. and Mrs. John Behn 
cind family, Mr. and Mrs. William Behn; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. W. Pickaxd, all of Niagara, 
ND.; Miss Effie Ponath of Tyler, ND.; cind Miss Margaret Schulz of Crystal, ND. 

********** June 28, 1928 

The Rev. and Mrs. G. R. Mc Keith annoxince the marriage of their daughter, Elaine, 
to Mr. Lee B. Pcwieroy, on June 30th at Omaha, NB. "Hie bride graduated from Exeter, NB., 
high school, and the Lincoln Business College, and has been employed with a leading firm 
of lawyers of that city, for several years. She has also taken work in the Nebraska State 
University and the University School of Music, holding a prominent place in musical circles 

Mr. Pomeroy is a well known musician asid orgemist, receiving his education in Wisconsin 
and West Point. He studied at Oxford University, England, and at Paris, France. He W2is 
for three years assistant organist at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. They are, for the 
present, making their home in Lincoln, KB., where both continue their work. 

********** Jxily 5, 1928 

The marriage of Miss Evangeline Jereski to Albert Novotny took place at the St. John's 
Church on Tuesday morning. After the ceremony a very large ninnher of relatives and friends 
repaired to the home of the bride where a wedding dinner was served. 

In the evening a free wedding dcuice at the St. John's Hall was given. Novotny 's Orch- 
estra furnished the mxisic. Mr. cind Mrs. Novotny will drive to the Yellowstone Park on 
their honeymoon and will make their home at Lidgerwood after August 1st with the best 

wishes of their many friends. ....STILES 

********** July 12, 1928 

Robert Hohenstern and Miss Annie Portner were married on Wednesday afternoon at St. 
Philip's Pairish House, Rev. Father Nikoli performing the ceremony. In the evening friends 
were invited to a big wedding dcince at the groom's home. The contracting parties are 
well and favorably known and have a host of friends who extend congratulations . 

********** July 19, 1928 

Miss Elizabeth Jarski and E. J. Raney of Minneapolis, were married Saturday at the 
home of the bride's parents, John Jarski 's. Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka officiating. Only 
relatives of the contracting parties were present. 

The newlyweds will be at home in Minneapolis after August 1st. The bride is a Hankin- 
son girl, and has a host of friends who extend congratulations. Mr. Raney is a traveling 
salesmcin with headquarters out of Minneapolis. 

********** July 19, 1928 



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19 2 5 
Film # 1577 June 18, 1925 - July 18, 1928 

C. W. FULLER PASSES 
Well Known Resident Dead After Long Illness 
Had Been An Invalid For Many Years and End Was Welcome Relief 

C. W. Fuller, 76 years old and a helpless invalid for the past 14 years, died at his 
home In this city on Friday afternoon, June 12th, at 4:15. He suffered a stroke of paraly- 
sis 14 years ago that left him a helpless Invalid and for the past six years he was bed- 
ridden. He was a patient suffer, but he welcomed the approach of the end and passed peace- 
fully away, sutrounded by -the members of the family. 

Deceased was bom at Brocktort, WI., on Aug. 13th, 1848, and was 76 years old at the 
time of this death. Se lived for many years at Warsaw, WI. , and was married there to Miss 
Elizabeth Homrlg in 1884. The family came to Hanklnson 12 years ago and engaged in the 
mercantile business for several years. Five children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, 
three of whom are dead. Deceased Is survived by the widow, one son, Myron and one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. H. Solsrud of Falrmount. He was a kindly man, devoted to his family, and ex- 
hibited remarkable fortitude through the long years of his Illness. 

Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday with Rev. C. Carr in charge. Mrs. 
Dahlen sang "Sometimes We Will Understand" and "Abide With Me." The body was shipped to 
the old home at Merrill, WI., on Sundays Soo train 108. Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Solsrud 
accSinpanied the remains to their final resting place in that city. 

********** 

June 18, 1925 

ERICK TRITTIN DEAD 

Erlck Trlttia, Well Known Great Bend Resident 

Was Bom in Great Bend and In Busines With His Father 

Erlck Trlttin, 27, died of heart failure at Great Bend on Sunday evening at 8:30 PM. 
While his health had been poor for several years, the sudden end was entirely unexpected 
and came as a great shock to the community. He was alone at the rear of the blacksmith 
shop owned by his father when he collapsed and when found a short time later the spark 
of life had fled. 

Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tritten, prominent Great Bend residents 
and was bom and raised in that community. He was a mechanic by trade and in partnership 
with his father in the blacksmith shop and garage at Great Bend. He had been in failing 
health for several years but was able to be about and attend to his daily duties in the 
shop. He was highly regarded by all and his untimely death cast a pall of gloom over the 
little city. 

Deceased is survived by his parents, one brother, Fred and sister, Irene. The funeral 

will be held today with services at 1 PM at the home and 1:30 at the Ev. Lutheran Church, 

Rev. T. Hlnck will conduct the services. Jwoe ^8, 1925 

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DR. TIMMINS SUICIDES 
Former Hanklneon Dentist Shoots Himself 
Sold Els Practice Here to Dr. Thoinason and Located at Cogswell 

Dr. E. D. Tlnnnlns, who sold his dental practice here to Dr. A. P.. Thomason 15 years 
ago, committed suicide at Cogswell on Satiirday by shooting himself through the head. 
Despondency and ill health are given as the reason. 

Dr. Timmlns opened an office here and was a Hankinson resident for two or three years. 
In 1908 he sold out to Dr. A. R. Thomason and since that time has been located at various 
times in California, Fargo, Oakes and Cogswell. An attack of smallpox and Influenza suf- 
fered a cotiple of years ago left him in a nervous condition. 

Deceased had spent practically his entire life in North Dakota. His father, long 
since dead, was one of the first merchants In the town of Sargent which was afterwards 
moved two miles south and the name changed to Cogswell. The elder Timmlns located in Sar- 
gent more than forty years ago. 

Deceased Is survived by his aged mother and one married sister. The body was shipped 
to Fargo for burial. ********** June 18, 1925 

GREAT BEND.... The city's merry ways were turned to sorrow on Monday evening when the 
shock of the death of Erlck Trlttln rang through the air. He had had no ills of any kind 
and death was due to heart failure. His departure leaves a brother, one sister, his parent 
and many friends to mourn his loss. 

_ ********** June 18, 1925 

SENATOR EDWIN F. LADD, DEAD 
North Dakotan Striken Early Monday Morning 
Successor To Senator Ladd May Have To Be Chosen by Special Election 
Senator Edwin Fremont Ladd of North Dakota, died at Baltimore, MD., at 10:20 AM., 
on Monday, kidney trouble being the cause of his death. 

Senator Ladd passed away qxiletly retaining consciousness almost to the last. Mrs. 
Ladd arrived from Washington an hour before the end came and was at the bedside with 
Milton, one of her sons, who Is studying law at George Washington University, and his 
daughter, Virginia, who attends high school in Washington. 

Senator Ladd, while apparently realizing the end was near, aroused to greet them when 
they entered his room. The end came rapidly after their arrival. 

CAUGHT in RAIN 
A year ago Senator Ladd, while on a visit to his home state, was caught in a rainstorm 
and his clothes became thoroughly wet. He was traveling at the time and was unable to 
change immediately. Shortly thereafter neuritis affected his left shoulder and later went 
to his hands and wrists. Last March he came to John Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore for an 
examination. It was found that his condition was not serious and he was advised that he 
might safely make his susmer trip to North Dakota, being careful to avoid exertion. 

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On June Ist he started, first visiting his son Vernon In Cleveland. Riding In an 
automobile, his limbs be came cramped and the neuritis returned. 

CONDITION BECOMES WORSE 

His physicians previously had recommended that several affected teeth be removed. This 
he had planned to have done in Fargo, after he had filled several speaking engagements. 
At Cleveland, however, his general condition became such as to preclude further plans for 
the North Dakota trip and he returned to John Hopkins. 

The facilities he required not being available there at the moment, he was transferred 
to his Church home and infirmary. His condition at that time was not believed critical. A 
few days later kidney trotible developed and during the past week and a half his condition 
daily had grown more serious. 

Monday night when the climax of illness arrived, he failed to respond to last resort 
treatment and sank steadily until his death at 10:20 AM. 

SECOND DEATH IN WEEK 

With the passing of Senator Ladd, the Republican Insurgent bloc in the senate suffered 
its second overwhelming loss within four days. By coincidence, the death of the North 
Dakotan occurred on the day of the burial of Senator LaFollette, whose policies he had 
followed on so many occasions. Together they had gone through the 1924 independent cam- 
paign against the constituted national ticket of their party and together they later were 
read out of the party by the Republican organization of the senate. 

Mr. Ladd was regarded by his colleagues as one of the hard workers in the senate. His 
wide knowledge of public questions won him respect and although he did not often take a 
hand in debate on the floor he had a very active part in the more arduous task of shaping 
legislation in committee. 

News of his death was received with many expressions of regret among those in high 
places in the government. 

CAME to NORTH DAKOTA In 1890 

Edwin Fremont Ladd came to North Dakota in 1890 and in succeeding years became closely 
identified with agrarian movements in the state and with efforts to establish strict reg- 
ulation of food and drug products. During his career in the northwest he served success- 
ively as chemist, college dean, president, and United States senator. 

Senator Ladd was bom In Starke, Maine, on Dec. 13th, 1859, the son of John and Ros- 
illa Locke Ladd. Following an elementary education In the public schools he entered Som- 
erset academy, preparatory to becoming a student at the Univ. of Maine. On graduation 
from the institution he received a B. A. degree. Chemistry was his ma.lor study and this 
field he chose for his profession. 

His first position was with New York Experiment station as assistant chemist, holding 
this position until 1887 when he became chief chemist. Three years later he resigned to 
settle in the Northwest where he had been offered a position as chemist with the North 
Dakota Agricultural College which had Just been organited. 

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Chemistry and food problema were the fields in which his Interest was centered for 
many years. He later became the head of the chemistry department which included super- 
vision over the collegiate work with students and analytical work with reference to foods, 
drugs, and soils. As state food Administrator, Mr. Ladd worked strenuously to secure 
stricter food laws and rigid enforcement. His work brought him in touch with thousands 
of farmers and other residents of the state. 

HEADS A. C. in 1916 

Mr. Ladd became president of the agricultural college on Feb. 28th, 1916, and served 
in that capacity until his election to the United States senate in 1920 with the active 
support of the Nonpartisan league. He was the first Non-partisan senator ever elected. 
He was elected to his present term, which was his first, over Colonel Frank White, of 
Valley City, now Dnited States treasurer, and the late Senator A. J. Gronna, of Lakota, 
his predecessor. 

In view of his alliance with the forces of LaFollette in the senate he with other 
of his clique were somewhat submerged under the prominence of their leader, LaFollette 
taking the lead in floor fights and other strategic moves, while Ladd, Frazler, Norrls, 
Shipstead and others followed his footsteps. Thus no act of great prominence on the part 
of Senator Ladd came to the public's attention and he was nationally known largely because 
of the fame inherited from association with the LaFollette group. 

One of the outstanding acts of his senatorial career was his trip to Russia, where he 
made investigations for the senate at the time Russian recognition was being discussed. 
His report to that body, upon his return, practically said that in time things wotild right 
themselves in Russia; it did not recommend recognition. 

EXPERT on SHOALS 

Because of his knowledge of science, particularly as it pertained to chemistry, Mr. 
Ladd was appealed to many times in the Muscle Shoals fight in the senate. He was the 
only one in that body who had a scientific knowledge of what Muscle Shoals meant and 
national magazines appealed to him for articles on the question. He wrote a series for 
the Saturday Evening Post. 

In the senate he was a champion of federal food regulation. His insistence in favor 
of stronger regulation of large American corporations resulted in several attacks by him 
against the Harding administration, among which the more spectaciilar were in alignment with 
the senators who opposed the organization and methods of the supreme court and the sugar 
corporations. 

In 1922, Senator Ladd returned to North Dakota to stump the state for his political 
adherent, Lynn J. Frazler, who was subsequently elected to the United States senate over 
Porter J. McCumbcr. The resignation of Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin from the chalmuinshlp 
of the senate oil investigation committee in 1924 placed Senator Ladd in that position of 
national prominence. 

FIRST FIGHT in 1902 

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The fight for laws in pure foods, drugs, beverages, and paint, was the first program 
which brought the senator into prominence. In September 1902, he published a bulletin 
of food adulterations, following in succession with other reports on meats, snuff, canned 
goods, and other products. Appropriations were secured on the work and Ladd was called 
to Washington on several occasions to confer on national programs of the same nature. 

Later the analysis and reports were recorded to establish the value of various wheat 
varieties. Seantor Ladd became a piroponent of durum wheat which he Insisted was being dis- 
criminated against in the market. Grades on wheat in use were also the objects of his 
attacks. In 1915 the Univ. of Maine gave him the honorary degree of doctor of laws in 
recognition of his services with foods and other products. 

Mr. Ladd's identification with the Nonpartisan league grew out of the use of that 
organization of the data which the chemist had secured on food and grain products. Altho- 
ugh not actively engaged in the work of the league, he received its support, and was fre- 
quently called upon to address gatherings of league farmers. 

AUTHOR of MANY WORKS 

Editorship of the North Dakota Farmer and a voluminous correspondence to individuals 
and various state publications were instruments through which Mr. Ladd came into contact 
with a large number of North Dakotans during his residence in the state. He was also the 
author of a large list of bulletins and reports recording and announcing the results of 
chemical analyses, rulings and results from the office of the food commissioner, and dis- 
cussions of other matters in which the author was Interested. 

Senator Ladd was a fellow in the A. A. A. S., a member of the American Chemical Society 
Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science, and the Society of Chemical Industries 
of London. Among his best known chemical reports are the Manual of Chemical Analysis, 
1898 and Mixed Paints, 1908. 

Mr. Ladd was married to Miss Rlzpah Sprogle of Annapolis, MD. , on Aug. 16th, 1893. 
Eight children, five girls and three boys, were bom: Rlzpah, Katherlne, Rossilla, Eliza- 
beth, Virginia, Culver, Vernon and Milton. 

CALL for ELECTION 

The selection of a successor to Senator E. F. Ladd, may not rest with Gov. A. G. Sorlle 
as generally supposed, but may require a special election. 

Dnder the section of the constitution of the United States known as the 17th Ammendment 
it is provided that vacancies in the senate shall be filled by special elections, called by 
the governors except that legislature may provide for the appointment of senators to fill 
vacancies for the expired terms of members, or until the following general election is held. 

North Dakota's statute governing the filling of vacancies by the governor makes no 
express provisions covering senators, referring merely to state and district offices. This 
gives rise to the question of whether the senatorshlp would be considered a state office. 

******* *** Ju^e 25, 1925 



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ACCIDENTAL DEATH 

Eianet Daly, son of Mrs. Mary Daly was Instantly killed about 7 AM Thursday morning, 
when a 12 gtiage automatic shotgtm was discharged, the shot going straight through the 
young nan's head, from one temple to the other. 

The accident happened In the pantry at the Daly home, about 1% miles south and 5 miles 
vest of Hooreton. Ennet had been wearing a sort of rubber moccasin during the rainy spell, 
but Thursday morning Mrs. Daly, who sat on the porch suggested that he change Into somethln 
else, the weather looking good. Eimnet went Into the pantry, where stood a 32 calibre auto- 
matic shotgun. A moment later Mrs. Daly heard an explosion and rushed In, finding Emmet 
on the floor, his head badly mutilated and bleeding profusely. 

Dr. Blake Lancaster of Wahpeton conducted a coroner's Inquest shortly after the accid- 
ent and the verdict was accidental death. A few things stood on the floor near the guns 
and it Is assumed that In reaching for his hat or while changing his shoes the shotgun was 
pushed In such a way as to tip over and be discharged. The body was brought to the Vertln 
Undertaking rooms before noon. 

Deceased was a young man, single, about twenty five years of age, and lived with his 
mother, who was widowed about a year ago. Mrs. Daly purchased the old Herman Gallmayer 
farm, which they have operated since. Much 111 fortune has attended the family, a bam 
being blown down In the wind storm there recently. Mrs. Daly has the syinpathy of all In 
her sorrow. The funeral was held last Saturday morning from the Catholic Church at Moore- 
ton. ********** June 25, 1925 

_ A CORJRECTION 

In the obituary of Erlck Trlttln of Great Bend as printed in The NEWS last week, the 
statement was made that deceased had been in failing health for several years prior to 
his sudden death from heart failure. We were misinformed on this point as he had been in 
apparent perfect health all his life up to the day of his sudden demise. The NEWS is glad 
to correct this inaccuracy In Justice to all concerned. 

********** June 25 1925 

FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT 
Melvin Halgunseth Dies of Broken Neck Sunday 
ACCIDENT OCCURED HALF MILE SOUTH of ABERCROMBIE: WIFE IS UNINJURED 
Melvin Halgunseth, employed by the Milwaukee railroad at Abercrombie, was killed in- 
stantly Sunday afternoon when the car which he was driving turned over twice on the road 
about a half mile south of Abercrombie. 

Mr. and Mrs. Halgunseth had been out picking gooseberries, and were on their way home 
when the accident occured. It happened too quickly for anyone to know just what went wrong 
but Mrs. Halgunseth stated that she believed it was due to running into a rut, which broke 
the front wheel. The car was traveling about twenty miles an hour, she said. She herself 
was uninjured except for a few light scratches. ^ 

Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. 01c Halgunseth of Abercrombie Township. He 

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was bom on the farm near Abercromble, residing at home until some six or seven years ago 
vhen he cane to Abercrombie to work. Last November he was married to Miss Bemlce Bates 
of Kent. 

Surviving relatives are his parents; four sisters, Mrs. G. H. Korsvlk of Abercromble, 
Mrs. Carl Hanson of Minneapolis, Jenny and Grace Halgunseth living at home with their par- 
ents; two brothers, Eddie and Oliver, also living with their parents. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church in 
Abercrombie, with Rev. Victor L. Peterson in charge. 

********** July 9, 1925 

(From The LIDGERWOOD MONITOR:....) 

A FATAL ACCIDENT 

Last Monday, while raking hay on his mother's farm northwest of this city, William H. 
Haase, was killed when the team he was driving ran away. 

He stopped at the edge of the field to talk to a neighbor who was cultivating com and 
started for the house and the neighbor started the ciiltivator across the field. A little 
later the neighbor heard a disturbance and looking in his direction saw him fall between 
the horses' hind feet and the team started to rxm, the rake catching him and woimdlng him 
so that he died before help could reach him. 

The deceased was a son of Mrs. Chas. Haase and was 13% years old. The funeral services 
were held last Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church in this city. Rev. Gossman deliver- 
ing the funeral discourse. He Is survived by his widowed mother and brothers and sisters. 

~ ********** July 9, 1925 

J. RATHGEBER DIES 
Had Been Hanklnson Resident 36 Years 
Is Survived by Wife and Several Grown Children 

John Rathgeber, 65 years old, died at his home in this city on Wednesday, July 15th, 
after suffering for six months with cancer of the stomach. He had been a resident of Hank- 
lnson for 36 years and was widely known throughout this section. 

John Christian Rathgeber was bom on March 10, 1859, at Whlttenberg, Germany and grew 
to manhood In the old country. In 1876 he came to America and settled first at Breckenridgt 
MN. , when it was the terminus of the Great Northern railroad. He was married on Oct. 8th, 
1890 to Annie Albertlna Grohnke who survives him. The same year the couple moved to Hankln- 
son and have lived here ever since. Deceased was a boss carpenter and one of the most skill 
ed workmen at his trade in this part of the country. 

Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Eherhart, Enderlln: 
Mrs. Fred Baldwin, Chicago; Mrs. E. 0. Graham., Mllwatikee; Fred Rathgeber, Fargo; Laura Rath- 
geber, Enderlln; Mrs. O.J.Mattson, Mrs. G. Winefeldt and Walter Rathgeber, all of Hanklnson. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. C. Oberdoester 
in charge. Interment will be made in the Ev. Cemetery. 

********** July 16^ 1925 

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NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A traveling man named Zimmerman, whose home Is In Sioux Falls, was 

instantly killed on the Meridian road the other side of Sisseton on Saturday morning. It 

is reported that he was driving at a very high rate of speed and lost control of the car 

near a curve. The car turned over and he was crushed beneath it. He was alone In the car 

at the time of the accident. 

********** July 16^ 1925 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. ... 

Sad R. R. Crossing Accident 

A telegram was received in Lidgerwood on Monday by John Moe from Watauga, SD., stating 
that a train struck an auto on a crossing in which his daughter, Minnie, her husband Matt 
Ertz, and their child and two others were riding and all were severly injured. Later a 
telegram came that stated that Mr. Ertz and the child were dead and that Mrs. Ertz was at 
the hospital at Lemmon, SD., with both legs and one arm broken and other injuries. 

Mr. Moe and two of his daughters started by auto for Lemmon and Watauga. Later another 
message came stating that the funeral services for Mr. Ertz and the child would be held on 
Thursday, at Watauga, near which place the accident happened. 

There were two men in the car also, one of them jumped and was slightly injured. The 
other remained in the car, and he too, was taken to the hospital for treatment. Although 
details received are very meager, the telegrams stated that the probability was that Mrs. 
Ertz would not recover. She was well kaown here as Miss Minnie Moe, but since her marraige 
has resided at Watauga, SD. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ July 16. 1925 

DIED in DISCHARGE of DUTY 

Brownie, the favorite playmate of all the small kids in New Effington, met a painful, 
untimely, but heroic death during last week. He was only a small dog of pondescript and 
obscure origin, the treasured chattle of Herbert Jarl, but he died in what his loyal heart 
considered the faithful discharge of duty, and for that reason, if no other, is entitled to 
more than passing thought. 

He was the constant companion of the village youth vrho met up with his high standard of 
what a boy ought to be. For he was discriminating and was not found associating with boys 
lacking in the qualifications which made up his boy standard. One of his most outstanding 
traits was his aversion to fire, and when a boy shouted "fire" he was there In violent hast^ 
and could quickly and effectively extinguish any small blaze. It was through this Idealism 
in a cause that he lost his life. 

A small boy companion had lit a firecracker, shouted "fire" and Brownie dashed to the 
rescue. He grabbed the deadly thing just as It exploded burning and lacarating his mouth 
cruelly. It carried the dread tetanus germs and a few days later the brave little fellow 
died in great agony. He was only a dog, but what nobler epitaph can be written on the 
record of any of God's creatures, be he brute or human, than, "He died in the discharge 
of duty?" ....New Effington Record.... 

********,k* July 16, 1925 

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MRS. HENRY WITTICH 

Mrs. Henry Wittlch, former Hankinson resident, died at her home near Havana, Sargent 
County, Saturday evening, July 11th, at the age of 45 years. She had been a sufferer from 
cancer of the breast for a number of years. 

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Illig, pioneer residents of Sargent County 
and had lived in this locality practically all of her life. The funeral was held on Monday, 
July 13th, from the Lutheran Church at Havana and interment was made in the cemetery west 
of Havana. 

The deceased leaves to mourn her death her husband, two sons, Alvin and Henry, and five 
daughters, Elizabeth, Esther, Laura, Dorothy and Coro. The Wittlch family lived in Hankin- 
son a number of years ago and friends here extend sympathy to the bereaved ones. 

********** July 23, 1925 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. . . . 

John McBrlde of this city was called to Fergus Falls last week to be with his brother, 
J. H. , who underwent an operation for appendicitis. The brother failed to rally from the 
operation and died on Wednesday evening. The body was taken to his home at Milnor and the 
funeral services were held on Sunday under the auspices of the M. W. A. The deceased was 
19 years old and had enjoyed the best of health until a few days previous to the operation. 

********** July 23, 1925 

Mrs. A. E. Eegne and son, Allen, attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Enderson at Brecken- 

ridge on Monday of this week. The deceased lady was a sister of Mrs. Henge, and 64 years 

old at the time of her death. She is survived by three sisters, two brothers, four sons anc 

four daughters. ....New Effington News.... j 1 23 1925 

********** 

WILLIAM J. BRYAN DIED at DAYTON 
Thousands Mourn Passing of Great Commoner 

DATYON, TN The body of William Jennings Bryan, who died suddenly in his sleep here 

late Sunday, was moved on a special railroad car from Dayton for Washington, Wednesday. 
Burial of the political and religious leader will be in Arlington National Cemetery, VA. , 
on Friday. ********** July 30, 1925 

BOY BURNS to DEATH 
Young Enderlin Lad Cremated in Burning Bam 
On Visit to Grandfather's Farm; Secures Matches and Builds Fire in Loft 
Ralph Stowell, Jr., three and a half year old son of Ralph Stowell, Enderlin Soo Line 
engineer, met a tragic death by burning a week ago Monday at his grandfather's home at Law- 
rence, MI., where the family had gone on a visit a few weeks ago, when fire destroyed the 
bam on the place. 

"Mamma, bum up," was the only cry heard from the little fellow after the flames had 
trapped him in the hay loft of the bam. 

A few minutes later his charred body came tumbling to the ground when the side of the 

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burning bam fell out. Wet blankets were tossed over the little form and It was soon 
recovered. The child's head was nearly burned off, and his body burned almost beyond 
the semblance of a human form. 

The child is believed to have secured matches and gone to the bam to play, setting 
fire to the hay. 

When the little victim's plight was discovered It was with difficulty that Mrs. Stowell 
was restrained from rushing Into the flames to rescue her child. Later she collapsed and 
Is in serious condition. Mrs. Stowell had been upstairs in the Braybooks home for an after- 
noon nap. The child had also been asleep there. Awakening she missed the child, and an 
Instant later saw the bam ablaze. Mother instinct told her that her child was in the 
flames. Then she heard his last appeal, "Mamma, bum up." 

Mr. Stowell, the father, was in Enderlin at the time of the tragedy and on being 
apprised of the terrible fate with which his young son had met, left immediately for his 
old home in Michigan. 



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July 30, 1925 



NEW EFFINGTON RECORD.... H. H. Jarl received a telegram Saturday noon apprising him of 
the very serious illness of his brother Fred in Minneapolis and in company with his brother 
William of White Rock, left the same afternoon to reach, if possible, the bedside before 
the end came. Mr. Jarl is a cancer sufferer and has known for some time that his case is 
hopeless. ********** July 30, 1925 

NEW EFFINGTON RECORD Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wetzlg, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weinkauf and 

Augus.t Weinkauf drove to Wood Lake, >IN., last Thursday where they attended the funeral 

of their cousin's wife. ^^^.^^^^^^.^ , e ,nof 

********** August 6, 1925 

NEW EFFINGTON RECORD. .. .Roy Lamb left Tuesday afternoon for Deer Creek to attend the 
funeral on Wednesday of Mrs. Lamb's father, who died on Monday. His death resulted from a 
fall a few weeks ago which fractured his hip and injured him otherwise. Had he lived until 
the 26th of January he would have been 90 years old. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Brien, with Miss Nora O'Brien as chauffeur went to Yankton last 
week to attend the funeral of Mr. Michael O'Brien. He was 81 years old and died ver>' sud- 
denly. + + + + + + + + + + August 13, 1925 

Mrs. J. E. Paulson and H. A. Anderson drove to Clarkfield Saturday evening to attend 
the funeral of a cousin, Severin Jorgensen, who died last week at a Veteran's Hospital in 
New Mexico. He has been sick ever since his return from the army about three years ago. 

********** August 13, 1925 

PIONEER CALLED 
Mrs. Mary Blonlgan Succumbs to Apoplexy 
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD at CATHOLIC CHURCH, MANTADOR, MONDAY MORNING 
The entire community was greatly shocked when it learned of the death of Mrs. Mary Blon- 

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igan who passed peacefully away at her farm home four miles northeast of Mantador last Wed- 
nesday evening. 

Mrs. Blonlgan helped with the evening's work about the farm and after coming to the house 
she complained of not feeling well and decided she would lie down. Later, when one of her 
sons went in to see how she was she said she had gone to bed for the night. Before retiring 
the youngest daughter, Mary, went in to ask her if anything was wanted. Her mother did not 
answer her inquiry, she had passed away. Apoplexy was given as the cause of her death. 

Funeral services were held at the CathoUc Church of Mantador on Monday morning at 10 AM. 
Rev. Father Wilkes of Mantador, Rev. Jos. Thiel of Wahpeton and Rev. John Lugert of Elizab- 
eth, ND, officiated. 

Paulbearers were Louis Pauch, Chas. Haus, John and Peter Thiel, Matt Waxweller and 

John Farvar. 

Miss Mary Reiden was bom at Mt. Calvary, Fon du Lac County, WI., and at the time of 
her death was fifty seven years, six months and eleven days old. She was married in Wis- 
consin on April 18th, 1887 to Joseph Blonlgan. The same year the couple moved to North 
Dakota, settling on the farm where the Blonlgan family still live. Twelve children blessed 
this union: Annie of Wahpeton; Joe. Philip and Lizzie, now Mrs. Peter Thiel of Douglas, ND., 
Jacob of Watkins, MN., and Peter, Henry, John, Frank, Margaret and Mary, all at home. All 

the children were present at the funeral. 

******is*** August 27, 1925 

Fred Herman, the six day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow of Belford, passed away 
at the Gilbert Miller home in this city on Sunday evening. Convulsions was the cause of 
the baby's death. Besides his parents, four brother's are left to mourn his death. Funer- 
al services were held at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon at 
2 o'clock. Rev. Oberdoester officiated. The sympathy of the entire community goes out 
to the bereaved family. ********** August 27, 1925 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

Mrs. B. Woodward and her son, George, left by auto on Thursday for Emerson, Manitoba, 
in response to a telegram informing them of the death of her brother, David Root, to attend 
the fimeral. George returned on Monday while Mrs. Woodward remained there for a visit. 

++++++++++ 
FRANK KUCHERA 
Last Friday morning, at about 9 AM, while operating a gas tractor used for threshing 
power, Frank Kuchera, the 23 year old son of Frank Kuchera, SR. , residing northeast of 
this city, died suddenly. 

The father was near the separator and noticed the young man on the ground near the 
wheels of the tractor and thought he was observing something on the tractor that was wrong 
and went to him to ascertain what it was. He asked him if there was anything wrong and 
getting no response took him by the shoulder and found that he was dead. 

The deceased had grown to manhood on the farm and was apparently a healthy young man 

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and the sudden death was a shock to the family and friends. 

The funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Wyndmere on Monday morning. 
Rev. Turek of Lidgerwood, Wilkes of Mantador and Malusky of Geneseo, officiating. 

********** August 27, 1925 

MRS. ADOLPH GABBERT 

Funeral services were conducted at 2 PM this afternoon at the German Lutheran Church 
for Mrs. Adolph Gabber t who resided south of Rosholt and who died at the Sanitarium at 
Pine City, MN. , on Saturday. Mrs. Gabbert fell victim to the dreaded disease, consimpt- 
ion, and had been for some time at a Sanitarium at Pine City. She received the best of 
medical aid but to no avail, and she passed away Saturday. The remains were shipped to 
Hanklnson on Wednesday. 

Mrs. Gabbert was bom at Marshall, MN. , and was 38 years old. Besides the sorrowing 
husband she leaves four children to mourn her loss, Irene, Evelyn, Harold and Mildred. 

Mrs. Gabbert's stepmother, Mrs. Augusta Manske of Marshall and her husband's brother 
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe of Wood Lake, MN., arrived Wednesday for the funeral. 

********** September 3, 1925 

MRS. MARY BROZ CALLED 

Mrs. Mary Broz passed away at her home in Lien Township just across the state line 
last Monday. The cause of death was heart failure. Mrs. Borz had been falling for the 
past three or four months. Her husband, Jacob Broz, died last April at the ripe old age 
of 70 years. 

Mary Haldager was bom in Austria, She was married to Jacob Broz of Galicia and the 
couple moved here after the Indian reservation was opened and settled on the farm In in 
Lien Township, which they occupied until the time of their deaths. 

Six children are left to mourn her loss, Jake of Hammersidlng; Jim, who farms in Lien 
Township; Joe, who resides at home; Mrs. Wm. Kutter, who resides at the Broz home; Mrs. 
John Johnson of Hammersidlng and Mrs. Hugo Willie of Manilla, Iowa. 

The funeral was held this afternoon in Minnesota Township and burial was made In Fork- 
ensatad Cemetery. John Green had charge of the funeral services. The sympathy of the 
entire community goes out to the bereaved family. 

********** September 10, 1925 

Mr. and Mrs. William Stienwehr and Mr. and Mrs. William Mltzel departed today for 
Elroy, WI., In response to a message announcing the death of Mrs. Stienwehr 's and Mrs. 
Mietzel's mother. ********** September 10, 1925 

FAIRMOUNT....Mrs, Kenneth Carrie left the latter part of last week for her home at 
Denver, CO., after having come here with the remains of her son, Clarence, for burial. 
During her stay In this city, Mrs. Currie was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Murphy. 

********** September 10, 1925 

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D. H. MARVIN DEAD 
Pioneer Citizen Answers Final Smmnons 

Daniel H. Marvin, pioneer resident of this section, died at Ms home in Waldo Town- 
ship at 7 o'clock this morning at the age of 71 years. Deceased has been in feeble 
health for two lor three years but only this week was taken seriously ill. 

A fatal termination of his illness was foreseen and members of the family from a 
distance were summoned and reached his bedside before the end. 

Funeral arrangements have not been completed at this writing, and material for an 
obituary will not be available in time for this issue of The NEWS. 

********** September 17, 1925 

JOHN THIEL DIES 
Prominent Farmer of Barney Township Dies 

John M. Thlel, 55, a resident of Barney Township for 32 years, died suddenly Friday 
evening shortly after 6 PM of heart failure. 

Mr. Thlel was biisy threshing, and at the time he died was hauling grain to the elev- 
ator. He had just returned from the elevator and was driving out to the threshing machine 
in the field. He died without any warning, falling back in the wagon. He had been well 
and was thought to be in excellent health. 

Mr. Thlel was bom on March 5th, 1870, at New Holstein, WI. He had lived in Barney 
Township for 31 or 32 years and had a beautiful farm just north of Barney Village. 

Mr. Thlel leaves his wife, Mrs. Ida Thlel, four daughters and two sons; Lena of Bat- 
tle Creek, MI., a trained nurse; Mrs. Ella Brosowskle; Mrs. Ada Semdom, Barney; Edna, at 
home, Lawrence and Charles, both at home. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters. 
One brother lives north of Mooreton and one in Los Angeles, CA. One sister, Mrs. John 
Weber, lives at Mooreton, one lives in Wisconsin and one in Montana. 

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, at the German Lutheran Church at Barney, 
Rev. Claus officiating. ********** September 17, 1925 

MRS. LEO KRAUSE DEAD 

Word was received here last Wednesday evening by relatives, that Mrs. Leo Krause, of 
Lake City, SD., had passed to her reward. Deceased was formerly Miss Anna Schlaner, dau- 
ghter of Mrs. Frank Schlaner, Sr., of near Mantador. She grew to womanhood here and was 
married to Leo Krause, also of Mantador vicinity. Shortly after their marriage they 
moved to Lake City, where they have resided ever since. 

A ruptured appendix was given as the cause of her death. She died after an operation 
at the hospital at Lake City. She was forty-three years old at the time of her death. 

Besides her stricken husband she leaves eleven children, the oldest twenty and the 
youngest two years old. 

Mrs. Krause's mother, Mrs. Frank Schlaner, Sr., and daughter, Priscella, and Mrs. 
Joe Peterschick and the letter's baby son, George, and Joe Schlaner, all of Mantador, and 
Frank of this city, went to the funeral. All except Frank returned Sunday evening. Frank 

stopped off in Minneapolis for a day. 

********** September 17, 1925 

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GREAT BEND Word was received here of the passing away of Mrs. Albert Bemdt at Los 

Angeles, CA. , last Friday, burial is to be made at Yakima, WA., this week on Wednesday. 

She and her husband lived here many years and were honored members of the Evangelical 

Church. Her husband preceeded her in death. She leaves a son, Paul, Yakima, WA., and 

a daughter, Mrs. Nelson, in Los Angeles; Frank Popp of Great Bend and Wm. Popp of Eankln- 

son and Charles Popp of Wahpeton, are her brothers. For her to live was Christ, and so 

death was gain. ********** c..v n looc 

*" September 17, 1925 

FAIRMODNT A petition has been filed in the Probate Court of Wilkin County asking for 

the removal of the Michleson children to Denmark. The petition has been filed by their 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Mickleson who live in the old country and desire to 
have the children. The parents of the children were killed in the fall of 1923 on an N.P. 
crossing at Breckenridge. The children have been cared for since by Mr. and Mrs. L. M. 
Kauffman who have become very much attached to them and we are informed will oppose the 
attempt to remove them to the old country. Vera, one of the children, may be crippled for 
life. ********** September 17, 1925 

DEATH of FORMER RESIDENT 

William Popp, of this city, received a telegram last Friday announcing the death of 
his sister, Mrs. Albert Bemdt, who passed away that day at the home of her daughter in 
Los Angeles, CA. 

The remains were shipped to Yakima, WA. , the funeral being held in that city on Wed- 
nesday, Sept. 16th. Interment was made in the Yakima Cemetery, where the remains of Mr. 
Berndt lie, he having preceeded her in death several years ago. 

Mrs. Albert Bemdt was a resident of the Great Bend country, living on the Teller 
farm near that village until about six years ago when they moved to Yakima, WA. After 
Mr. Bemdt 's death, Mrs. Bemdt made her home with her daughter in California. She was 
sixty-three years old at death. 

A son and a daughter, who live on the coast, Wn. Popp of this city, a brother; another 
brother, Frank, of Great Bend; Mrs. Swanson, a sister living in Yakima, WA., and Charles 
Popp, a brother living in Wahpeton, are the surviving relatives of the deceased. 

Owing to the distance and other conditions it was Impossible for the North Dakota rel- 
atives to attend the funeral. A great many friends and relatives of this highly esteemed 
lady, live in this and the Great Bend communities, and it is with the deepest sorrow that 

this sad news is received. ^^^^^^^^^^ -^. nmoc 

********** September 17, 1925 

D. H. MARVIN DIED SEPT. 17 
Mr. Marvin Was An Early Settler of This Vicinity 
Daniel Henry Marvin was bom on Dec. 26th, 1852, at Albany, NY., where he grew to young 
manhood, receiving a common school education. He came west while still a young man, locat- 
ing in Iowa, where he worked at the lumber business for many years. In 188A he was married 
to Mrs. Caroline Seuser Sherman who survives him. The family came to this vicinity in 1903 

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and for some time deceased was employed as mall carrier on the old stage line from Hank- 
inson to Slsseton. He left the mall service in 1907 and settled on a farm in Elma Township 
six miles east of Hanklnson, where he resided up to the time of his death on Sept. 17th, 
1925, after an Illness of a few days. He had been in failing health for the past two years 
however. 

Besides the stricken widow he is survived by five children, all of whom were at home 
during his last illness; Charles P., Samuel B., Fred A., Lawrence E. and Mrs. Gertrude 
Meyer. One daughter, Leona, is dead. He also was the stepfather to Leroy Sherman, (dec- 
eased) and Ernest H. Sherman. There are six grandchildren; Ruby Sherman, Roberta Marvin, 
Dorothy Marvin, Chene Marvin, Lucille Meyer and Germaine Meyer. 

Deceased was an upright, God fearing man, of sterling honesty and worth. He was a 
devoted husband, an Indulgent father and a kindly neighbor. A devout member of the Con- 
gregational Church, he lived a life consistent with his faith and was a true Christian. 
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones in their great loss. 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the family home in Waldo, Rev. B. 
K. Asper of Greendale Bethany Church conducting the services. Scores of old neighbors 
and friends were present to pay final tribute to one who was beloved by all. Interment 

was made in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** September 24, 1925 

GREAT BEND - BRANDENBURG. .. .Ferdinand Hlngst died at the Wahpeton Hospital on Wed- 
nesday morning, where he had submitted to an emergency surgical operation. Although he 
had^not been in the best of health his death was unexpected. Funeral services were held 
on Friday at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran Church at Great Bend, the Rev. L. Hinck 
officiating, and was largely attended. Mr. Hlngst was 51 years old. He was bom in Wisc- 
onsin on Jan. 12th, 1874, coming to North Dakota with his father when a lad. 

He was married in 1896 to Miss Ida Ziegleman, who survives him, two daughters. Bertha 
and Frelda and a son Ewald. Also his aged father, Edward Hlngst of Great Bend, and a bro- 
ther, Albert Hlngst, of Summit Township. 

********** September 24, 1925 

Herman Schmeidlng received the sad news Sunday that his stepfather had died. He 
departed for his home near Seward, NB., that same evening. 

********** September 24, 1925 

DOUBLE KILLING at CAYUGA 
Wife Died of Poison in N. D. Mystery 
ROBERT PATZKOWSKI AND MATE VICTIMS OF DOUBLE TRAGEDY NEAR CAYUGA 
Robert Patzkowski, 34, a farmer living about 10 miles south of Cayuga, is dead from 
a shotgun wound, and his wife, 34, also is dead, apparently poisoned, as a result of a 
double tragedy early Saturday morning which is being investigated by Sargent County auth- 
orities. 

Returning from a dance about 2:30 AM., a man named Woldera, brother of the dead woman, 

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found Mrs. Patzkowskl lying in the front doorway of her farm home, still breathing but 
dying. Before he could summon help, she had expired without being able to say a word 
that might have explained the tragedy. 

Patzkowskl was found lying dead upon his bed, his chest pierced by a shotgun wotmd. 
Still asleep in his crib In the same bedroom was his 2 year old son. Two small daughters 
of the couple, ages 7 and 8, were found still asleep In an adjoining bedroom. They could 
not recall any sounds or disturbance. 

A hired man, who slept In the bam, said he knew nothing of the tragedy. Sheriff Olaf 
Enger, and Dr. R. W. Allen, of Forman, who were called to the farm early today, found a 
12 guage repeating shotgun tucked away in a cubby hole in the attic and also found an empty 
shell hidden and outside the gun. It appeared to have been newly exploded, they stated. 

Nearby, tucked away, they found about $100 in bills. Further search revealed a two 
ounce bottle, about two-thirds full of a milky preparation, standing on a dresser in the 
bedroom of the dead man. Authorities hold the theory Mrs. Patzowskl died of poisoning. 
They will have the milky preparation and contents of the dead woman's stomach analyzed. 

Authorities have obtained information to the effect that Mrs. Patzkowskl had been ill 
and had appeared nervous and mentally upset at all times. A coroner's verdict will be 
deferred pending reports on the stomach examination. 

A brother of the dead man was in Hanklnson Sunday morning. He was on his way to the 
scene of the tragedy. He could give no reason for the double murder, stating that so far 
as he knew, the husband and wife were living together amicably. 

********** October I, 1925 

PASSING OF OLD RESIDENT 
John Q. Burbank, Settler of 1870, Dead 
THROUGH HIS YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE WAS WELL KNOWN IN COUNTY 

John Quincy Burbank, 77 years old, Richland County Surveyor, and one of the first 
settlers in the Red River Valley, died in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening, following a 
minor operation upon his face at the Univ. of Minn. Hospital. 

Mr. Burbank had been in ill health for some time. He suffered from asthma and had 
been lame the last few years as the result of a fall. 

John Quincy Burbank came west in 1870 and was a member of the first surveying party 
to run a line through this part of North Dakota. He was Sheriff of Richland County in 
187A, (the first one) and was the first Treasurer of the county. He was elected Judge of 
Probate in 1875. Later he was in charge of surveying work in southern Richland County. 
He was assistant clerk of the lower house of the state legislature in 1874 and was repre- 
sentative in 1877-78. 

For the last thirty-three years, with the exception of two terms, he has been surveyor 
of Richland County and held that office at the time of his death. 

Mr. Burbank grew the first potatoes planted at Fort Abercrombie, carrying the seed 
from Yankton, his surveying headquarters. He was called to Chicago by Jay Cooke and other 

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builders of the Northern Pacific Railroad for a conference on the agricultural possib- 
ilities of this state, and is considered largely responsible for the building of that 
road through this section. Mr. Burbank at that time had the best knowledge of the south- 
em part of the Dakota Territory of any man, having traveled over most of it on horseback 
and afoot. 

Surviving ^^Tll are Mrs. Burbank, his wife, and a brother, Brainerd Burbank of Bethel, 
Maine. ********** October 1, 1925 

ERIE YOUTH SHOT 

Albert Mosher, lA, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mosher, of Erie, ND., died in an auto- 
mobile en route to St. John's Hospital, Fargo, shortly after 9:30 PM., Friday from vounds 
received vhen his playmate, Donald Penfield, accidentally discharged a rifle with which 
they were playing. 

The accident occurred late Friday afternoon at Erie. The youth was immediately placed 
in an automobile and a race with death began. He died when the machine was a few miles 
from the outskirts of the city. 

Dr. W. G. Brown was called and examined the body. He found the bullet had lodged 
near the base of the skull. 

Meager details were to the effect that Alfred and a group of Erie youths were playing 
in the front yard of the Mosher home. It is believed they jxist returned from a hunting 
trip when the accident occurred. 

The body was returned to Erie for burial. 

_ ********** October 1, 1925 

ELLIOTT BOY DIES FROM BROKEN BACK. 

Fred Llbsock, 18 year old Elliott farm youth, died at the Lisbon Hospital Monday 
morning at 7 AM from injuries he received Sunday morning in an automobile accident. 

While driving a Ford, taking a hired man from his parent's home, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad 
Llbsock, to the home of his brother-in-law a short distance away, where they were to 
thresh, the car upset and the young man was caught beneath and suffered a broken back. He 
was at once rushed to the hospital at Lisbon where he died on Monday. 

It is said that the Ford had a faulty steering wheel and when the driver struck a 
rough spot in the road, he lost control, the car upsetting. 

********** October 1, 1925 

P. A. Jensen motored to Browns Valley, MN., Sunday, in response to a message announc- 
ing the death of his brother's little daughter. He returned Sunday evening, and left 
again Tuesday for Browns Valley, to attend the funeral, returning the same day. 

********** October 1, 1925 

CHILD BURNED to DEATH IN SELFRIDGE, ND., FIRE 
Selfrldge, ND., Ott. 6th.... The 9 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lund was 
burned to death by fire which broke out in the Ltind home last night when the parents 

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were away. Two other children and part of the house were saved by neighbors, 

********** October 8, 1925 

BOTH DIE WITHIN WEEK 
C. G. Klenzing and Wife Die Within Week 
Charles G. Klenzing and his wife, former residents of Wyndmere, died within a week 
of each other as they were on a motor trip from their home in Fort Myers, FL., to Vyad- 
mere, a letter from their daughter, Arline, to F. B. Schneller, announced this week. 

Mr. Klenzing, ten years ago, was owner and publisher of the Wyndmere Pioneer. He 
moved from that city to California and later to Fort Myers, where successful business 
ventures netted him wealth. 

Miss Klenzing In her letter to Mr. Schneller, said that Mrs. Klenzing was taken 111 
at Franklin, FY., on their trip to Wyndmere and died there. Mr. Klenzing also was taken 
111 at Franklin and returned to Fort Myers where he died a few days later in a hospital. 
The Klenzings still have property interests at Wyndmere. Many old friends here will 
learn with regret of their passing. Miss Arline 's letter gave no details. 

********** October 8, 1925 

Lyle Evenson, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Evenson, of this vicinity, died 

last Friday morning of Cerebis Spinal-Mlningitis, after an Illness of several days. The 

little boy was taken ill Wednesday evening, and a physician was called immediately but 

there was nothing that could save his life. The parents have the sincere sympathy of the 

community in their loss, 

********** October 8, 1925 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Miss Mable Jensen came home Monday evening to attend the funeral of 
her little niece, Marcella Jensen, at Browns Valley on Tuesday. 

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Slvert, the three year old son of Mrs. Charles Dahl, died last Thursday evening, the 
cause of death being summer complaint. The funeral was held at the Nidaros Church last 
Sunday afternoon and the remains interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. Rev. 0. 
0. Hafstad conducted the services. 

********** October 8, 1925 

COMMITS SUICIDE AT OAKES 
Oakes Jeweler Took His Own Life Late Monday Afternoon 
Andy Anderson, jeweler, of Oakes, AG years old, committed suicide Monday afternoon 
about 4 PM by shooting himself through the head with a 32 calibre revolver, killing him- 
self instantly. The rash act was committed in his room over the tailor shop and when 
discovered he had been dead for some time. Blood trickling from the ceiling into the 
tailor shop below, led to the finding of the body. 

He left a letter addressed to Mr. Hemmingway, one of his closest friends, stating 
that he wished his property to go to his two sisters, but gave no reason for his rash act. 
Deceased came to Oakes in 1909 from Black River Falls, Wl., and bought out the Jeweler 

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Mr. Moe, and was still In the jewelry business occupying a space In the Rexall Drug Store. 
He was enjoying a good trade and was in sound financial condition. He was a single man, 
his wife dying about twelve years ago, and he never remarried. 

********** October 15, 1925 

FOUKD DEAD BESIDE TRACKS 
Man Killed on the Fargo & Southwestern 

The morning passenger from Edgeley to Fargo brought word last Saturday morning that 
a T"a" was lying dead by the track about half way between Englevale and Varona. This train 
reaches Lisbon about 8:15 AM. The Coroner, Dr. H. Blakke, Sheriff T. E. Conklin and Dewey 
Challey at once drove by auto to the scene, and found the body by the side of the railroad 
track near where it crosses Bear Creek. The body was in a shockingly mangled condition, 
both arms broken, clothes nearly all torn off, and countless bruises all over the face and 
body and a deep gash in the middle of one side. The last was probably sufficient to have 
caused Instantaneous death. 

The remains were brought to Lisbon and placed in Challey 's undertaking rooms. The man 
was soon identified as John Leo Boyle of Prentice, WI. He was in the habit of coming to 
North Dakota every fall to work as a threshing hand, and had been employed for a month or 
more on Varl Relchert's rig. A brother, Frank Boyle, accompanied him here, but worked on 
another rig. The brother, however, was speedily located and verified the identification. 

The deceased was last seen alive Friday evening about supper time. He was at Engle- 
vale with other threshers ... the party using the automobile of their boss to make a trip 
into town, but on the return to the rig, Boyle wanted the others to go with him to Vernon. 
They refused and he got out of the car, and started off on the track. He was not seen 
alive again. It is believed that he was struck by the evening passenger train which pull- 
ed through that section of the line about 9 PM, or by a freight train, which was known to 
have gone through between eight and nine o'clock. Trains usually run at a good speed 
through this section and the sadly mangled condition of the body told the story of the 
man's death as plain as a printed page. The train-men however, disclaimed all knowledge 
of the casualty. 

The deceased had only a few cents in money on his person, but it was known that the 
two Boyles had sent a goodly sum of money Friday to their mother at Prentice, WI. The 
coroner, in his official record of the casualty was only able to state in connection with 
the other data; "Struck by some train." 

The remains were embalmed and sultabley clothed at the undertaker's and Monday night 
were shipped to the bereaved mother in Wisconsin. . .there to be interred. 

John Leo Boyle was bom on Oct. 28th, 1898, and at the time of his death was 28 years, 
11 months and 3 days old. A number of Lisbon people have said that they were acquainted 
with the deceased, as he had often come to this city. His death was certainly a sad occur- 
rence . . . .LISBON FREE PRESS .... 

********** October 15, 1925 



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DIES of SPINAL MENINGITIS 
Little Boy Succumbs to Dread Disease 

Lyle, the 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Evenson, died Friday after a very brief 
Illness of spinal meningitis. The little chap was taken sick In school on Tuesday fore- 
noon and vent to the Helmer Peterson home only a short distance from the school at about 
11 o'clock. He complained of a headache, and appeared to be suffering from a mild attack 
of the flu. He declined dinner, and after a bit went to sleep on a couch near the stove. 
When he awoke he was very much worse, and his folks were notified. They came over after 
him In a car but the little chap was unconscious when they arrived and never spoke again. 
Medical aid was summoned from Wheaton, New Efflngton and Hanklnson and Mrs. J. E. Paulson 
responded to a call for aid In nursing. But all efforts for his relief were without avll. 

He was a bright active lad, and a very good student In school. On Monday preceding 
his fatal Illness he fell down coming from school, a piece of com stalk peneteratlng one 
of the nasal passages quite a distance. Following this accident he had a violent hemmor- 
age, and It Is considered possible that this might have had something to do with starting 
the deadly malady of which he died. 

The funeral was held Sunday from the home. Rev. Haugen, a Pentecostal minister from 
Reynolds, conducting the services and Interment made In the neighboring cemetery of that 
denomination. ********** October 15. 1925 

STONE WANTED FOR MURDER 
Offers $250 Reward for Murderer 
_ Sioux City Police After Clyde Stone, Was in Hanklnson This Summer 

Chief of Police J. J. Peltz received an announcement this week from the Sioux City 
Police concerning Clyde Stone, alias "Blackle Owl Head" who is wanted in that city for the 
murder of Clyde Nyqulst on Sunday night Sept. 27th. Blackle was wearing faded khaki pants 
bltie or brown shirt and driving a Ford touring car. He was a hobo gambler and may be founc 
in company with Elmer Tennant, alias "Smiley," another gambler. 

Mr. Peltz has the photographs of both men and their finger prints, and from the photo- 
graphs he was able to recognise both men. They were in Hanklnson this summer. Stone as an 
I. W. W. Organizer. For several years both men have been coming to Hanklnson during the 
summer and are known to a great many people here. Last summer, 1924, they were not in 
Hanklnson but this year were here for several weeks. 

********** October 15, 1925 

The Richland County Commissioners attended the funeral of P. E. Truax at Breckenridge, 
MN,, on October 8th. Mr. Truax was an early settler in Wilkin County, and was County Aud- 
itor of that county at the time of his death. A sister, Mrs. J. L. Mathews of Wahpeton 
was formerly a resident of this city. 

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Last Saturday afternoon the county board of Richland County attended the funeral of 



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Mrs. Theodore Larson, wife of Theo. Larson, a member of the board, living near Dwlght. 
Mrs. Larson was 56 years old at the time of her death. The cause of her death was heart 
affliction. ********* * October 15, 1925 

NEW EFFIMGTON RECORD ... .Mrs . Fred Flat and children came down from Canada to attend 
the funeral of her little brother, Lyle Evenson, last Sunday. 

********** October 15, 1925 

MRS. GEO. FOWLDS DIES 

Mrs. George Fowlds died Tuesday evening, October 20th, at the R. T. Brltton farm 
home In Greendale Township, ofter an Illness, of extended duration. The cause of her 
death was cancer. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the Brltton 
home and the remains will be taken to the former home of Mrs. Fowlds at Grove Lake, MN., 
for burial. The funeral cortege will motor to Grove Lake. 

Mrs. Gowlds has lived In this community for a great many years; In fact she was one 
of the early settlers. The family lived In Hanklnson for several years. For ten years 
they lived on the Paul Klnn farm southwest of this city and the past two years have been 
living on the R. T. Brltton place. 

The husband and one son, are the surviving relatives. The NEWS joins with the friends 
of the sorrowing relatives in expressing sincere sympathy. 

********** October 22, 1925 

AGED PIONEER DIES 
Stricken with Paralysis On Wednesday, Oct. 14. 
~ FUNERAL WILL BE HELD SATDRDAY, FROM LUTHERAN CHURCH 

Herman Tlegs, one of our early settlers and a resident of this city for eighteen years : 
died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 21st. A week ago Wednesday, Mr. Tlegs was striken wltl 
em attack of paralysis which affected his left side. Medical attention was summoned and 
every care was given him, but owing to advanced age and the seriousness of the attack, no 
hopes were held for his recovery. He passed away Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the age of 82 
years . 

The funeral will be held at the German Lutheran Church in Hanklnson, Saturday aftemooi 
at 1 o'clock. Rev. Klausler conducting the services. Interment will be made in the Belforc 
Township Cemetery. 

Herman Tlegs, was bom in Zapplin, Grleffenberg, Germany, on January 26, 1843. Fifty- 
seven years ago he emmigrated to the United States. For forty five years he has lived In 
Richland County. Eighteen years ago he moved with Mrs. Tlegs, to Hanklnson and they have 
made this city their home since. Forty five years ago this community was a wilderness, anc 
Mr. Tlegs was one of that hardy band of early settlers who helped carve an empire from the 
country called the "Great American Desert." Those of us who remember the trials and hard- 
ships incident to pioneer days will realize the worth of the achievement of these early 
settlers. And each of them have earned the respect and admiration of the world for their 
perserverance and honest endeavors. 

They are deserving of honor and praise... and to the deceased, as one of this valiant 

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band, voefully thinned to number at this late day by death, a full measure of this praise 
Is due. 

He was married in 1868 to Johanna Bross. Six children were to this union, five of thejr 
living at present; Frank and Robert of Belford Township; Mrs. Charles Bellln of Belford; 
Herman of Dickey County, ND.,; and Mathilda of Albany, OR. 

The community unite In words of sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. 

********** October 22, 1925 

OBITDARY 

The fimeral of Nels N. Rommereim was held at Roslyn last Thursday. He was bom in 
Norway on January 11th, 1848, and came to America In 1870. At Decorah, lA. , he married 
Karl Halvorson, April 28, 1878. To this union were bom five children. . .Adolph and Nels 
of Roslyn, Mrs. Sena Brown of Bradley, Henry of Perley, MN. , Albert of Wahpeton, ND., and 
Fred Rommereim, who died in the service during the great war. 

Having farmed at Beresford, SD., twenty five years, and In North Dakota eleven years, 
Rommereim moved to Roslyn, where he resided until his death. 

The last years he was sickly and quite deaf. Still, he was cheerful and full of hppe. 
His faith in that there was room in his Father's Mansion for Christ's sake was never shakei • 

Mr. Rommereim was the last of his family of brothers and sisters, being preceeded to tl 
great beyond by 

Our sincere sympathy is extended to his widow and children. May God bless you and keei 

you till we meet again. ....contributed 

********** October 22, 1925 

KILLED AT CROSSING 
Inga Trom Instantly Killed When Struck by Engine 
GIRL CARRIED 1,000 FEET IN CAR AND EXCAPES WITHOUT A SCRATCH 

Miss Inga Trom, 23 year old Davenport girl was Instantly killed, and her 13 year old 
sister escaped with slight bruises, when the automobile they were driving was completely 
wrecked at 7 o'clock Sunday morning when it was struck by a Great Northern engine on a 
Davenport street crossing. 

The train which struck the Trom auto was made up of two lone engines being rxm to Wah- 
peton from Casselton. 

Miss Trom was on her way from home, one quarter of a mile east of Davenport to the 
Floyd Plath farm, about four miles west of Davenport when the accident occured. The train 
was coming from the northwest and the girl was driving west. 

A farmyard is near the crossing and a grove of trees makes it hard to see approaching 
trains. This, in addition to the fact that the car was enclosed by side curtains, is 
thought to have been responsible for the accident. 

It is thought that the girl who was killed may have made an attempt to leap from the 
car as her body was found underneath the train when it stopped. Both engineer and fireman 
declared they did not see the automobile until after the crash. The auto was dragged 
about 1,000 feet. Irene was still sitting in the front seat of the wrecked automobile, 

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tmhurt, when the train was stopped. 

********** October 22, 1925 

The remains of Fred Kanke of Wyoming is expected to arrive in Eanklnson today for 
burial. Mrs. Theo. Steinwehr is a sister of the deceased and in an interview by the 
NEWS reporter ve learned that the family here are not Informed as to the cause of his 
death and other particulars. 

The funeral will be held here. The deceased has a brother, Herman Kaake, living at 
Wahpeton, and another brother, Albert Kamke, arrived Tuesday evening from his home in 
Elroy, WI. Fred Kamke was not married. 

***** ***** October 22, 1925 

NEW EFFIHGTON.. ..Mr. and Mrs. Martin Quaal and Mr. and Mrs. John Moen returned Satur- 
day from Appleton, MN., where they attended the funeral of Mr. Iver Eafstad, a cousin of 
Martin Quaal and Mrs. Moen, who died very suddenly Monday night of last week. The decea- 
sed is a father of Mr. John Hastad, whose wife was recently killed in an automobile acc- 
ident. ********** October 22, 1925 

FAIBMODNT....Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Everson received word last week that Mrs. Emma B. 
Haire of St. Paul, a sister of Mrs. Everson's, had died at that city on October 7th. She 
was 57 years old. Burial was at Olivia, MN. 

********** October 22, 1925 

Miss Ruth Melby returned with the Elmer Melby family from Milnor last Monday, where 
they had been attending their grandfather's funeral. Miss Melby will remain in Hankinson 
for several months, being employed in the Farmers & Merchants Bank. 

********** October 22, 1925 

W. C. FORMAN DIES 
Aged Pioneer Died After Brief ILlness 
WAS 86 YRS. OF AGE AT DEATH. FUNERAL WAS HELD WEDNESDAY 

William C. Forman, Sr. , a resident of North Dakota for 42 years and of Hankinson for 
the past 15 years, died at the home of his son in Hankinson on Monday morning, October 26t' 
at 9:30 after an illness of about two months. Diabetes, following a general breakdown owi; 
to his advanced age, was the cause of death. His health was excellent, remarkably so in 
fact for a man of his years, up to two months ago when a physical collapse occurred. 

He made a determined fight to regain his former vigor but his 86 years took their toll 
and he again took to his bed Sunday of this week and passed peacefully away the following 
morning. 

Funeral services were held at the family home in Hankinson on Wednesday morning at 
10:30 with Rev. Carr in charge. The remains were then taken to the old home at Forman, 
Sargent County, where seirvices were held in the Congregatlnal Church and Interment made 
in the family lot beside his wife who died in Hankinson 23 years ago. 

Deceased is survived by two children, W. C. Forman, Jr., of Hankinson and Mrs. R. B. 

Lowry of Baker, MT. Mrs. Lovry arrived Tuesday night for the funeral. 

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OBITUARY 

William Chandler Forman was born at Burlington Beach, Ontario, Canada, on Jxilj 29, 
1839, being the youngest son In a family of 12 children of vhom James Forman and Annie 
S. Forman were the parents. The original Forman settlement In America was In 1640 on 
Long Island, NY., but the grandfather of the subject of this sicetch remained loyal to 
England In the Revolutionary War and removed to Ontario where he was an officer In the 
Canadian troops that fought on the side of Ring George. Thus It came about that the For- 
man family, while among the earliest settlers In this country, became Canadian subjects. 

Deceased grew to young manhood In Ontario receiving a common school education, and 
when about 20 years old Joined his brother James In a pilgrimage to the California gold 
fields then in the heyday of their glory. At that time there was no railroad across the 
continent and the brothers made the trip by boat to Panama, by train across the Istlmus, 
then by boat to San Francisco. William Forman remained on the Pacific coast for 11 years j 
meeting with many stirring adventures . The brothers -went a thousand miles up the Frasler 
River in a small boat in quest of gold and lost their entire belongings when their boat cap 
sized in the rapids. Only by reason of the fact that both were expert swimmers were they 
able to escape alive. Returning eastward in 1870, rich in experience If not in worldly 
goods, William met and won as a bride Miss Debbie Hurly, the marriage taking place on 
March 31st, 1871, at St. Joseph, MI. His brother James had returned a couple of years 
earlier and married Miss Mary Hurly, a sister of William's bride. After residing at St. 
Joseph for a couple of years the young couple removed to Lake County, MI., in the thick 
of the Michigan pineries, where they remained for the next decade. 

In 1883 Wm. Forman was a member of a good sized colony that left that region and came 
to Dakota Territory. An older brother, C. H. Forman, headed the party and they settled 
in what is now Sargent County, establishing the town of Forman. Mrs. Forman and their 
only son arrived the following spring (1884) and the small cottage built in '83, which 
was the family home for many years, was the first building in the village and is still 
standing. Mr. Forman took an active part in the early history of Sargent County, Includ- 
ing one of the most celebrated county seat contests in the history of Dakota Territory 
which finally resulted in the county seat being permanently located at Forman. 

Politically he was an ardent democrat and held many official positions In the party 
organization at various times. During the second Cleveland administration he served as 
postmaster at Forman and for many years was deputy clerk of court of Sargent county. Sev- 
eral times he ran for public office in Sargent county, invariably running well ahead of hit 
ticket, but democratic nominations were accepted with a full knowledge that there was absot 
utely no chance of election. His wife died in 1902 and the young daughter (Clara) came to 
Hankinson to make her home with her only brother. But it was not until many years later 
that Mr. Forman could be Induced to leave Sargent county and make his home with his son 
here. 

During the years he has resided in Hankinson he became known to practically everyone 
In the community and leaves many friends here who regret his passing, 

********** October 29, 1925 

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BOY SHOT WITH RIFLE 
Edward Dietz, 12 Tear Old Boy of Wahpeton Killed by Rifle Bullet 

Eugene Dietz, who had just passed his twelfth birthday this month, the only son of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dietz of Wahpeton, met almost instant death about A:30 PM Sunday after- 
noon, October 25th, when a 22 calibre rifle bullet entered his abdomen and sped upward 
through his heart. 

From the stories of his heartbroken companions, LeRoy Gllles, Gerald Myer and an Ul- 
saker boy, the accident happened when the boys attempted to set the safety appliance on 
a rifle which they carried. 

Eugene had never been allowed to carry a gxm. He had been denied permission to use 
a rifle which was kept at the Dietz market, and his parents did not know that the boys 
who set out for the slaughter house near the river north of town had a weapon with them. 
The shooting of rats in this vicinity has always been a popular past time with the boys of 
the city and resulted in the wounding of Ted Peterka last winter in the same vicinity. 

The boys. It is said, noticed that the safety was not in safety position. They were 
grouped around the gun, trying to push the button into position when the gun was dischar- 
ged, the lead striking Eugene in the stomach and going upward. 

One of the boys was riding the Dietz horse. He went as fast as possible to the Frank 
Petrka home nearby and Mr. Peterka went immediately to the scene. Anthony Dietz also 
arrived within a few minutes. The boy was taken Immediately to a doctor, but an examin- 
ation revealed that he was dead, Mr. Peterka said he believed that he was killed instant- 
ly and that there was no sign of life when he found him a few minutes after the fatal shot. 

The boy's father and Jack Goltz were in the country at the time and could not be found 
by telephone. They were imaware of the accident until they reached town some time later. 

Eugene was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dietz. He was a likeable and lively 
youngster and the pride of his parents, who have the deepest sympathy of the community 
in their shocking bereavement. 

Besides his parents, Eugene is survived by four sisters. 

********** October 29, 1925 

DIES UNDER WHEELS 
Edward Braun Falls From Train and Is Killed 
BODY FOUKD FOUR HOURS AFTER ACCIDENT. CRAWLED 80 FEET AFTER FALLING 
Edward Braun, 38, a Great Northern freight conductor, was killed under the wheels of 
an eastbound freight train in the Casselton, ND., yards at about 2 AM Wednesday morning. 
There was no eyewitness to the accident but it is quite certain he fell from the top 
of a boxcar which he had boarded as the train was moving out of the station shortly after 
1:30 AM. The body was found at 6:30 AM beside the track. 

Braun, whose home is in Wahpeton, had just gone off duty, having completed a run at 
Casselton as relief conductor, and caught the eastbound freight, intending to ride home 
to Wahpeton. The 'rain halted in the yards about one mile out of Casselton and continued 

its trip at about 2:20 AM. 

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When Braun's body was found by a switch engine crew, it was seen that the m«" had 
crawled about 80 feet after being run over by the train. One arm was nearly cut off, 
his chest was partly crushed and he was hurt about the head. It Is not known when he 
died but the fact that he had crawled toward the railroad coal shed la said to Indicate 
that he had regained consciousness at least for a time after the accident. 

The ley coating on top of the train cars resulting from the snow i:ould have made 
footing precarious for trainmen and this Is blamed for the man's death. 

Braun was declared to be In excellent health. He was not married and Is survived by 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Braun of Wahpeton. He had lived In Wahpeton all of his 
life and was a graduate of the schools of that place. Braun had been In the employ of 
the railway company for 15 years. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. 

********** October, 29, 1925 

OBITUARY 

Elizabeth Schiller Fowlds was bom August llth, 1874 and died October 20th, 1925. 
She was bom in France. In 1892 she was married to Dr. Emo Scheibe, of Germany, who died 
some months later. 

Of this union one son was bom, Emo Scheibe, of Rosholt, SD, She took a nurse's coursi 
in Germany and studied six months under Dr. Lorenz of Vienna, Austria. Later she came 
to this country doing nurse's work in New York, Chicago, and Michigan. In 1910 she came 
to Hankinson, ND. 

„Her marriage to Mr. George Fowlds took place on November 22nd, 1911. Since then she 
has lived nearby. In February, 1925, she became ill and the doctors pronounced her trouble 
cancer. All that was humanly possible was done for her relief and comfort. Through all 
the months of her suffering she has been cheerful and patient. 

Some months ago she gave her heart to Cod and made ready for her journey home. All 
who were with her give testimony to her faith and love. She was a loving and faithful 
wife, a kind neighbor and friend. Children loved her and she loved them. 

She leaves a husband, one son and family and a brother, Charles Schiller, of Millac, 
MN., to mourn her loss. 

He is faithful that hae promised. .. .An He'll surely come again 

He'll keep His tryst wi' me An what oor I dinna ken; 

But He bids me still to wait.... An' ready Aye to be. 

To gang at ony moment to....Hy ain' countrie. 

See I'm watchln' aye and singing My hame as I wait. 

For the somun of His futfa' This side the gowden gate; 

God gie His grace to ilka Ane wha' listens noo to me. 

That we may gang in gladness. .. .To oor aln' countrie. 

A short service was held at the home of R, T. Britten on Friday morning, by Rev. 
Asper and Ried. Then the relatives and some friends, followed the remains to Grove 

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Lake, where a service was held and the beloved form laid to rest. God give His comfort 

to the stricken hearts. 

********** October 29, 1925 

FRANK A. LINEHAN PASSES AWAY 

Died at Els Home In Moorhead Tuesday, Former Resident Here 

Frank A. Llnehan, former resident of Eanklnson, died at his home In Moorhead Tuesday 
after a brief Illness. Mr. Llnehan was formerly a resident of Hanklnson, living here for 
fifteen years, being engaged In the barber business. Before coming to Eanklnson the 
family lived at Wyndmere. About three months ago the Llnehan family left for Moorehead. 
This spring Mr. Llnehan suffered a severe attack of pneumonia. He recoverd sufficiently 
to resume his duties In the barber shop, but had not regained strength and had a relapse 
and for a time he was not expected to survive. These two attacks. It Is thought, are the 
cause of his death, weakening his system and bringing on the heart attack. 

Masonic funeral services were held at 7:30 Wednesday evening from the Leo Johnson 
Chapel, Moorhead, Rev. F. A. Kufus, pastor of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, off- 
iciating. The body was taken to River Falls, WI., Mr. Llnehan 's former home, for Inter- 
ment. 

Surviving are a wife, four sons: Daniel, John, George and Robert, all of Moorhead; and 
three daughters, Mrs. Mike Demullng, Leona, WT., and Loretta and Mary at home. 

Many friends In Eanklnson feel deeply the loss of Mr. Llnehan and extend the most sin- 
cere sympathy to the bereaved relatives. 

********** November 5, 1925 

L. E. DeVan left last Friday for Wood River, XL., to attend the funeral of his broth- 
er in law, Mr, Fred Field, who died in Memphis, TN. , and the remains were shipped to Wood 
River for burial. Mr. DeVan returned to Hanklnson Thursday morning. 

********** November 12, 1925 

Mrs. W. J. Frundt of Hanklnson, departed Wednesday for Shakoper, MN. , to attend the 
funeral of her mother, Mrs. J. R. Adams, who was formerly a resident here and one of the 
early pioneers of Greendale Township. Mrs. Adams died Monday of heart affliction and the 
funeral was held today. ********** November 19, 1925 

Charles Mlttag left Monday for Chicago to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Fred 
Kurth, who passed away in that city on Saturday. 

********** November 19, 1925 

FORMER BRECKENRIDGE MAN CALLED MURDERER 
George T. Andrews, a young Greek who worked for some time in the Great Northern round- 
house at Breckenrldge, is said to have confessed to the murder of Michael Abas, a Syrian, 
at Mlnneaplolls on Friday night. Twin city papers carried the story of young Andrews' 
arrest, charged with the crime. 

The papers state that Andrews recently wounded two other men who, he said, had insulte- 
him. He is said to have confessed to the Abas shooting, stating that he had worked for 

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Abas In a Syrian coffee house and that Abas had called him names. Andrews went home In 

a temper. Later he met Abas In company with two women and ordered him to throw up his 

hands. Abas reached for his pocket, and as he did so Andrews shot him five times. 

Andrews tried to draw a gun on detectives who arrested him. He carried a revolver 

and a pocket full of cartridges. 

********** November 19, 1925 

Mrs. Jas. McHugh, of Lidgerwood, passed through Hanklnson Tuesday for Goodhue, MN., 

to attend the fimeral of her brother-in-law, Walter J. O'Reilly, who died very suddenly 

from a heart attack. ^^^^^^^^^^ », t ,« ,#.«.. 

********** November 19, 1925 

Mrs. Passbrig, died Monday at her home in Great Bend. She was formerly a resident 
of this city. ********** November 19, 1925 

MRS. JOSEPH ADAMS CALLED 
Formerly A Resident Here and An Early Settler 

Mrs. Joseph Adams, highly respected resident of Shakopee, MN., for the past ten years, 
passed to her eternal reward last Monday evening about midnight, at her home in that city. 
Death was caused by asthmetic heart trouble. About a year and nine months ago, the decea- 
sed suffered a stroke of apoplexy from which she never fully recovered, although she was 
able to be up and around most of the time. Her condition was not deemed precarious, alth- 
ough heart complications had developed, until the day before her death, when she was for- 
ced to take to her bed where death came to relieve her of her suffering the next evening. 

Mrs. Adams, nee Miss Johanna Cushion, was bom in Bulgadeen County, Limerick, Irelnad, 
70 years ago on May 17th, 1855. She remained in her native land until she was eighteen 
years of age when she immigrated to this country. After her arrival in the Unites States, 
she went directly to Oconto, WI., where her marriage to Jospeh Adams occurred on April 
3rd, 1877. The couple remained in Oconto for nine years after their marriage and then 
moved to a farm near Hanklnson, ND,, where they lived for twenty one years. They then 
retired to Hanklnson, where they spent eight years. Ten years ago they came to Shakopee 
to take up their residence and that city has been their home ever since. Mr. Adams is left 
to mourn the death of his wife. 

The departed was the mother of five children, three of whom are living. One duaghter, 
Mrs. Ben Cook, succumbed seven years ago and another daughter, Agnes, died when she was 
three years of age. The surviving children are George Adams of Great Falls, MT., Mrs. 
V?m. Front of Hanklnson, ND,, and Miss Charlotte Adams, who resides at home with her par- 
ents. Mrs. Adams also leaves ten grandchllren and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church In Shakopee at 9 AM last 
Thursday morning, with Rev. Richard Lee as the officiating clergyman. M. T. Regan, Mich- 
ael Huss, Thos. McMahen, Jim O'Rourke, William Conlon and John Kennedy acted as the pall- 
bearers. The members of the Ladles' Sodality of St. Mary's Church, of which the departed 
was a devout member, were present at the funeral in a body. The remains were laid to rest 
in the Upper Catholic Cemetery. 

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Among those from out of tovm who came to Shakopee to attend the funeral were Mr, and 
Mrs. William Front of Hanklnson, ND.; Joseph Cook of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wells and 
daughter, of Becker, MN.; and Ben Cook of Anoka, Mrs. Adams' son, George, was unable to 
come to Shakopee to attend his mother's funeral. 

The many local friends of the Adams family extend sincere sympathy to them In their 
sorrow and the NEWS joins In extending condolences. 

********** November 26,1925 

ALBIN NELSON KILLED WEDNESDAY 
Man Killed When Tractor Overturns In Ditch 

An accident which proved fatal to Albln Nelson, 20 years old, son of Mr, and Mrs. Martin 
Nelson, one of the most exteemed young men of Sydna Township, Ranson County, occurred on 
steep grade near the Gust Allnder place, Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock. 

The tragic end of this young man's life has caused a poignant feeling of regret and deep 
sorrow In the entire community. 

Leonard Nelson, brother of the unfortunate young man, was an eye witness to the tragedy 
and reports it thus: 

Albln had been grading the road near the Sydna consolidated school during the afternoon 
and was driving a McCormlck-Deering tractor. As evening came on Leonard left home in a Ford 
to get his brother, but as it happened Albln had decided to drive the tractor home. The bro- 
thers met on the narrow grade near the Guat Allnder place. The grade was too narrow to turn 
the Ford, so they passed each other, knowing that it would be possible to turn the Ford far- 
ther up the road. Albln continued driving on with the tractor, but looked back to see how 
Leonard was getting his Ford turned about. As Leonard turned he saw his brother watching 
him, but before he had time to call a warning the tractor lurched to one side and tipped 
over. 

It seems that Albln tried to jump to safety, but was too late; he fell face downward 
with the hub of the wheel crushing in his back, Leonard rushed to his assistance, but saw 
at a glance that the worst had happened and was unable to extricate him. He drove back to 
the Gust Allnder home for help and they succeeded in removing the body with the use of a 
shovel. The remains were at once taken to the Nelson home, which was but a mile distant. 

Beside his parents the deceased leaves three sisters and three brothers to cherish his 
memory, namely: Myrtle, Esther, William, Edwin and Leonard, all of Milnor, and Mrs. Edward 
Freeman of Olympla, WA. ....SARGENT COUNTY TELLER,... 

********** November 26, 1925 

NEW EFFINGTON RECORD: Mildred, nine months old baby daughter of Mr. Adolph Gabbert, died 

Thursday morning, November 19th. from spinal meningitis. The funeral was held Friday and 
the baby laid to rest beside that of her mother who preceded her to the grave last July. 
The sympathy of the community is extending to the sorrowing father and sisters. 

++++++++++ 
Charlie, twin brother of W. C. Oliver, northwest of town, died Sunday November 15, at 

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his home at Francis Sask, Canada. The deceased was bom In Wisconsin, August 28, 1859. 
Mr. Oliver will be remembered by old pioneers here as he was at one time In the early days 
owner of the farm north of the Mrs. Olava Odden farm, and which is now owned by Christ 
Nerison. The funeral was held Sunday at his home in Francis. 

********** November 26, 1925 

The eight months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Gabbert, living near Victor, SD., south 
of Hankinson, died last Thursday of spinal meningitis, and the funeral was held Saturday in 
Hanklnson at the German Lutheran Church, Rev. Rlausler conducting the services. The pall 
bearers were Ethel Zietlow, Evelyn Schultz and Myrtle Gabbart. Mrs. Gust Schultz of Hankln- 
son, is a sister of Adolph Gabbart. Mrs. Gabbart died last August. 

********** November 26, 1925 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. .. .The death of Kasimar Pydynkowkl of Geneseo, occurred on Monday. 
The deceased was almost 82 years old and for more than forty years had resided on a farm 
near Geneseo, locating there when the first settlements were made in that vicinity and was 
well and favorabley known to a large number. The funeral service was held last Thursday 
morning at St. Martin's Church at Geneseo. 

********** December 3, 1926 

Frances, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Frondt, living five miles sout- 
east of Hanklnson, died on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26th at the home of her parents. The 
funeral was held on Saturday morning in the St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Studnlcka conduct- 
ing the services. The parents and one sister are the surviving relatives. 

The little girl has been an invalid all of her life, and the last ten weeks she had 
been seriously ill, Mr, and Mrs. Frondt and daughter have the sympathy of the community 
in their loss. ********** December 3, 1925 

Miss Katie Buchler, of Madison, Canada, passed through Hanklnson Wednesday on her way 
to Kulm, ND., to attend the funeral of her father, John Doerr. 

********** December 10, 1925 

ANCIENT HISTORY (Taken from the March 1896 files of The NEWS) 

August Boldt, father of Herman Boldt, died from the effects of being thrown from a horse 

++++++++++ 
Sarah Waterhouse, widow of John Waterhouse, died at her home in Greenfield Township 
after a lingering illness. 

********** December 24, 1925 

John M. Dramer, a Richland County pioneer, died Sunday in Montana and the remains were 
shipped to Wahpeton for the funeral on Wednesday. Mr. Kramer came to Richland in 1885. He 
was Clerk of Court, three terms and otherwise prominent in political circles. Mrs. Ethel 
K. Mertz, present County Superintendent is his daughter, 

********** December 2A, 1925 

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BOWMAN YOUTH MURDERS FRIEND 
Bowman Youth Confesses He Killed Friend with Hanmer 

The most sensational murder mystery case In the history of Bowman County came to an end 
Monday when Harold Knlffel, 23, confessed to the murder of Orlando Lee, 2A, and was sentenced 
to a life term In the penitentiary. 

The case which developed with the finding of Lee's body jammed In a trunk In Knlffel's 
shack on the afternoon of Christmas Day, culminated Monday with Knlffel's confession In dis- 
trict court that he had slain Lee with a machinist's hammer. 

Sentence was Imposed by Judge M. T. Lembke and Knlffel left Tuesday In custody of Gunder 
Osjord, fingerprint expert of the state penitentiary, to serve the remainder of his life In 
the prison where he already has served one term for grand larceny. 

According to Knlffel's statement, Lee was slain on the afternoon of December 20th. The 
killing occurred, he claimed, during a fight which followed Lee's loss of $160 In a crap 
game with Knlffel at the latter's shack. Lee attempted t«- hit him with a poker, Knlffel 
claimed, and he used the hammer In self-defense. 

States Attorney Mark Amundson and other officials discount Knlffel's story, however, 
and point to the fact that the blow which evidently caused Lee's death was inflicted on the 
back of his head. 

Lee's folks thought he had gone to Dickinson to visit his brother, Amundsen said, and 
made no comment when he failed to return on the night of Dec. 20th. On Christmas Day, how- 
ever, it became known that his brother knew nothing of his whereabouts and suspicion turned 
towar(L Knlffel, who lived In a shack near the village. 

In company with the sheriff, Lee's older brother visited the Knlffel shack and there 
found the younger Lee's coat on a bed. When further search developed no additional clues, 
attention of the brother was directed toward the trunk which was bound with new rope. 

Lee's body was found Inside. When questioned as to whether he did not have difficulty 
in getting the body of Lee, who was six feet three Inches tall and weighed 190 pounds, into 
this trunk, Knlffel replied, "Oh, no." He displayed little remorse at the crime and took 
the life imprisonment sentence stoically. 

At first Knlffel contended that he did not kill Lee or put the body in the trunk, but 
confessed when Osjord established finger prints on the trunk as having been made by Knlffel. 
They tailed perfectly with the finger print records of Knlffel kept at the state penitent- 
iary, Osjord found. 

Knlffel was discharged from the state penitentiary last July at the expiration of a 
short term which had been imposed upon him for stealing a trtmk full of shoes. 

********** December 23, 1925 

MRS. LARS HELLING ANSWERS LAST CALL 

Old residents of Richland County, particularly of the northern part, will hear with 
sorrow of the death of Mrs. Lars S. Helling, 70, which occurred in a Fargo Hospital on Tues- 
day night. Mrs. Helling had lived at Kindred most of the time since 1876, when the family 

took a homestead there. 

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Mrs. Helling was bom In Norway, on April 14, 1855. She came to the United States 
in 1869, coming to Houston County, MN. , where she was married in 1875. The year following 
their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Helling moved to what is now Kindred and filed on a homestead. 

The family has lived on the farm all of the time since 1876 with the exception of six 
years spent in Texas. 

Surviving Mrs. Helling are: the hushand and one son S. L. Helling, Kindred; and four 
other children, Mrs. Clara Klovstad, Mrs. A. S. Swanson and Mrs. H. 0. Mannes, all of Fargo 
and Mrs. Andrew Dlsaker, Casselton. A sister, Mrs. Even Thompson and a brother, Ole A. 
Swenson , also live at Kindred. 

Funeral services were held at 1 FM at the Kindred Lutheran Church of which Mrs, Helling 
was a member. Rev. F. J. Johnson, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was made in 
the Kindred Cemetery. ....WALCOTT Reporter.... 

********** December 31, 1925 

GEORGE HAMMER PASSED AWA7 

George Hammer, former resident of Abercrombie, and at one time a member of the state 
legislature from Richland County, was found dead in bed in his room at the Hettinger Hotel, 
Hettinger, ND., on Wednesday. 

He came to this section in the 80 's and settled at Abercrombie, where he was engaged 
in the drug business with D. J. Clark. He moved to Hettinger eight years ago. He is sur- 
vived by his widow and two daughters. Many old friends here will regret to learn of his 
passing. ********** December 31, 1925 

_ ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED 

One Killed, Three Injured: Girl Sorry She Tore Her Coat 

One killed and three injured is the result of a pary of young folks not observing the 
approach of train No. 105 as the train was making the station stop at Eden Valley, MN. , on 
Monday evening. The Ford sedan, in which they were riding, was completely crushed as it 
was shoved against the station semaphore. One of the party, the driver, was killed and 
three injured. The train was in charge of Conductor Hughes, a former resident of Hanklnson. 

One of the girls in the party, after the accident, bemoaned the fact that she had torn 

her coat... "It was a nice, new coat," she said, "and to think, I tore it the first night 

that I wore it." 

********** December 31, 1925 

Miss Carrol Kinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs._ E. A. Kinney, former residents of this city, 
died at their home on Wednesday in Mankato, MN., of Influenza. The funeral will be held 
Sunday in Mankato. Mr. and Mrs. Kinney moved from Hanklnson to Mankato last fall. Their 
many friends extend sincere sympathy. 

********** December 31, 1925 



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SDDDEN DEATH OF PETER ROTH 
Stricken with Heart Attack Tuesday Evening, Death Instant 

The city vas shocked Tuesday evening by the death of Peter Roth, which occurred sudden- 
ly at his home on the north side at 6:30 PH., from heart affliction. 

Mr. Roth Is employed as section foreman on the Great Northern. Tuesday evening he return- 
ed home at 6 o'clock but as w£is his custom when overly tired, Mr. Roth did not set down to 
the table for the evening meal but retired to the setting room for a brief rest. Suddenly 
he arose and started for the kitchen. The family noticed that he was In pain and as he 
staggered the boys caught him. He was dead before they reached the sitting room. 

The funeral services will be held In the St. Phillip's Church Friday morning, conducted 
by Rev. Jos. F. Studnlcka. 

Mr. Roth had not been 111 previous to this fatal attack and the sudden death comes as a 
particular shock because of his apparent good health. He was a man of retiring disposition, 
usually spending his evenings at home with the family. For this reason a nimiber of the 
people were not aware of the good substantial qualities he possessed. Those who were well 
acquainted with Mr. Roth, speak very highly of his worth as a man, and a father. He was a 
faithful member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. 

The wife and twelve children are left to mourn the death of the husband and father. 

********** January 7, 1926 

WOMAN CRUSHED TO DEATH BY AUTO 

Mrs. Frank Cooch, 50 years old, Lisbon farm woman, was almost Instantly killed on the 
North Star trail four miles north of Lisbon, at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when the auto- 
mobile driven by her husband struck a deep rut and left the road, leaped the high embank- 
ment, and struck a wire fence causing It to upset and as the car went over Mrs. Cooch was 
thrown under, the full weight of the car resting across her chest. 

Mr. Cooch was thrown clear of the wreckage and made frantic efforts to raise the heavy 
car and release his wife. The unfortunate woman gave one outcry after being caught and for 
a few seconds tuggfed In vain to assist in releasing herself. Only the lower limbs and one 
arm protruded from imder the car. 

Unable to raise the car from the dead woman, Mr. Cooch hurried to Otto Uhlhom's, the 
nearest farm home for help and to summon a physician. In the meantime, Wm. Harrington, and 
party from Lisbon, came along the highway, noticed the over turned car and lifted it from 
the body. They summoned Coroner Bakke who viewd the remains and pronounced accidental death 

Where the car left the road was a particularly rough spot. Mr. Cooch states when he 
struck the rut It swung the car around, and In trying to right It, a rut on the opposite sid 
was encountered causing the car to shot forward and up over the embankment. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cooch were returning to their home south of Lisbon from Valley City where 
they had been to visit their son, manager of the Northwestern Telephone, when the accident 
happened. ********** January 7, 1926 

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OBITUARY OF CAROL MAY KINNEY 

Carol May Kinney was bom In Eanklnson on July 30th, 1921, and died from an attack of 
Influenza, followed by spleen anemia, after a brief Illness In the St. Joseph's Hospital, 
Mankato, MN. , on Dec. 31st, 1925. She was four years, five months and one day old at the 
time of death. 

On Sept. 15, 1925, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Kinney, and sister. Beryl, left 
Hanklnson, moving to Mankato. 

The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Mankato, on Sunday, Jan. 3rd, 
at 1 o'clock PM., Rev. J. T. L. Costes officiating. Interment was made In Lura Cemetery 
near Caston, MN, 

Carol's little playmate, Ellen Katherlne Scheld, aged 5 years, lies In St. Joseph's 
Hospital, seriously Injured, following an auto accident while on the way to church with 
her parents, to attend the fimeral of her little friend. Her condition Is still critical. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kinney have a large circle of friends In Hanklnson who extend their heart- 
felt sympathy to the bereaved parents In this hour of deep sorrow. 

********** January 7, 1926 

CROSSING VICTIM DIED AT HOSPITAL SUNDAY 

Albert Rommereln, 37 year old farmer living three miles south of Wahpeton, died about 
11:30 PM Sunday night at the Wahpeton Hospital, following Injuries received when his Ford 
coupe was struck by a Milwaukee train Thursday morning. 

Mr. Rommereln never fully regained consciousness after the accident. He was able at one 
time "to say yes or no, but appeared to be In a dazed condition. Although only his leg ap- 
peared seriously hurt, he Is thought to have suffered severe internal injuries. 

Many people visited the scene of the wreck and viewed the remains of the car, marveling 
that death was not Instantaneous, so completely was the car demolished. 

Mr. Remereln formerly lived near Hanklnson, and two of his brothers conducted a livery 
bam in our city in the early days. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as of 
yesterday. ********** January 7, 1926 

DEATH OF FORMER RESIDENT 

Mrs, Frank Dwyer passed away Christmas morning at the home of her son, Claude Dwyer, 
near Spokane, WA, Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer were among the pioneers of Richland County, coming 
from the east and settling on a farm five miles north of Hanklnson, where they lived for 
many years. They sold the farm and moved to town, living here for some years. They then 
went west to Spokane, WA., where their son and daughter, Claude and Amie lived. They had 
three children, one died in infancy. 

Mr. Dwyer was called home ten years ago. Mrs. Dwyer made her home with her children. 
Three years ago her daughter Amie was taken away, leaving a family of three little ones to 
mourn her loss. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer were fine Christian people, and were among the charter members when 
the Congregational Church was organized, coming five miles to attend church and help with 

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its activities. Mr. Dwyer taught the primary class in school for several years. All old 
friends and neighbors will mourn her death. The sympathy of these friends is extended to 
the children in their bereavement. 

********** Jantiary 7, 1926 

OBITDARI OF HANKINSON LADY 
Life of Mrs. Mary Hayden, Who Passed to Her Reward, Dec. 31, 1925 

Mary Front was bom at Mecklenburg, Germany, September 4th, 1852 and at the age of ten 
years she came with her parents, John and Dora Front to America and lived at Portage, WI. 
In the year 1873 she was married to Thomas Hayden and to this union two children were bom. 
In 1887 the family moved to Wahpeton, where they lived one year and then homesteaded five 
miles south of Hankinson. Mr. Hayden, who was a Civil War veteran, died at the farm home 
twenty-eight years ago. Mrs. Hayden continued to live on the farm a few years, then in 1902 
she moved into Hankinson which has been her home imtil her death on December 31st, 1925, pass 
ing peacefully away at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 27 days. The deceased had enjoyed 
good health until a few months ago, and was among those who are remembered for their kind 
and neighborly consideration and helpfulness. She united with the Union Congregational Chur- 
ch of Hankinson in the year 1915 and continued to be a faithful member and supporter. She 
was interested in the varioxis branches of its work and was connected with the W. C. T. U. , 
and other worthy institutions, and was an Honorary member of the Richland County Old Settlers 
Association. 

She leaves to mourn her loss, her two children, Mrs. Olive Forte Shepherd of Portland, 
OR., and John Irvine Hayden of Creston, British Columbia, Canada; four grandchildren and one 
great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Steen of Kirkhoven, MN. , and Mrs. Anna Flndlay of 
Mason City, lA. , besides other relatives and friends. 

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, January 3rd, 1926 at the Congregational 
Church conducted by the Rev. G. R. McKelth. The special hymns sung were "Lead Kindly Light" 
"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and Nearer my God to Thee," Mrs. J. Wickman being in charge 
of the music. The body was afterwards laid to rest in the Tyson Cemetery. 

********** January 7, 1926 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bohn attended the funeral of the fourteen year old son 
of Mr. and Mrs. William Cast held on Tuesday afternoon at the Summit Lutheran Church. 

********** January 7, 1926 

OBITUARY of PETER ROTH 

Peter Roth was bom in Galacia, Austria, on Nov. 15th, 1871. In 1897 he was united 
in marriage to Miss Lena Patrick. Three children were bom to this union while living in 
Austria; Mrs. Harry Salzwedel, Mrs. Katherine Bommersbach, and John Roth. The family 
emmlgrated to the United States in 1902, coming directly to Hankinson, where they have 
lived ever since. Fourteen children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Roth, two dying in infancy. 

Last Tuesday evening, Jan. 5th, 1926, Mr. Roth was stricken with a heart attack, dying 
instantly. The funeral was held at the St. Philip's Church Friday morning, Jan. 8th, Rev. 

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Fr. Jos. F. Studnlcka conducting the Solemn Requiem Mass. Interment was made In the 
Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Studnlcka delivered a very eloquent sermon, dwelling In glowing 
terms upon the sterling character of the deceased. Mr. Roth was one of those quiet imassum- 
Ing men, whom a great many people did not know. He loved his family and home and spent all 
his leisure time with them. But to those few who were accorded the pleasure of an Intimate 
contact with him and who learned to know his real worth and sterling character, his death 
came as a shock and left a sense of deep personal loss. 

Mrs. Roth and children are left to mourn the loss of a good hushand and father, who 
died before his time... the age of 55 years. The children living are: Mrs. Harry Salzwedel 
of Breckenrldge , Mrs. Katherlne Bommersback and John Roth of Hankinson, Margaret, who Is 
teaching at Wild Rose, ND.: Anna, attending school at Valley City; Peter, Wendell, Lena, 
Georglanna, Raymond, Dorothy and Josephine of Hankinson. 

The Catholic Order of Foresters, of whom Mr. Roth was a member, attended the funeral 

in. a body. The many beautiful floral offerings and the large number of friends at the 

services, who came to pay their last respects to the deceased, attested to the loss felt 

by the death of Mr. Roth. 

********** January 14, 1926 

LISBON GIRL DIES FROM BURNS 

Toumg Girl Dies From Bums Inflicted By An Explosion of Kerosene 

The use of kerosene to make a fire bum better has caused a sad tragedy in what was a 
happy Ransom County farm home. Lydle Dom, 19 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob 
Dom, Jilne miles west and one and a half miles south of Lisbon, is the -victim, and the 
fatal occurrence was on Monday afternoon, Jan. 4th, about 3:30 o'clock. Lydie was alone 
at home at the time. Her father was attending the Golden Rule sale at Lisbon; her mother 
was away on a visit to relatives In Colorado, her younger brothers and sisters were at 
school. 

The young girl appears to have wanted to kindle a fire for the purpose of getting supper 
for the family, and like many others who try for a quick fire, she used kerosene to promote 
the blaze. Evidently there were warm coals in the stove, however, for a fierce explosion 
followed. It was afterwards learned that the girl's clothing was ignited; even a woolen 
cap on her head, and terrible bums were inflicted upon her body; little pieces of charred 
flesh were scattered over the house. 

It certainly would have proved a most gruesome spectacle for any spectator, had there 
been one there. The poor girl, with amazing vitality, managed to get into the basement and 
shut off the furnace, it being a force of habit act simply, as there was little danger from 
the furnace.... it having been the stove in the kitchen that she had put the kerosene in. 
She then got out of the house and struggled f rlezedly across a field to the home of a relative 
half a mile away. How she succeeded in doing this in her terrible condition, is a mystery, 
but was probably due to the vigor of youth. She was not easily recognized by her relatives, 
until she cried; "It is mel Let me in quick!" 

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The severe bums and attendant shock proved fatal and she died at 7:30 In the evening, 
or about four hours after the fatal occurrence. ....Lisbon Free Press.... 

********** January 14, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Glra have the sympathy of the community In the loss of their Infant 

boy, bom last Sunday. 

********** January 14, 1926 

GREAT BEI^. .. .Funeral services for Frederick Lehman, seven months old son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Christopher Lehman, of Minneapolis, were held on Sunday at 1 o'clock from the Theo- 
dore Bohn home and at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran Church at Great Bend, the Rev. T. 
Hlnck officiating. 

The body was borne to the grave by four little boys, two nephews, Herbert and Ewald 
Koppelman and Melvln Bohn and Henry Koppelman. 

The little child died Wednesday evening at Che Minneapolis Hospital, following an att- 
ack of bronchitis and he also suffered from an abcess in the back of his neck. The body 
was bought here Thursday. ********** January 14, 1926 

ANTON LIPOVSKT DIES WEDNESDAY 

Anton Lipovsky died Wednesday, January 20th, at 6:30 PM., at his home near Lldgerwood, 
after an illness of three months. Mr, Lipovsky suffered a paralytic stroke, from which 
he never recovered and which was the cause of his death. The funeral services will be 
held on Friday afternoon at Lldgerwood, at 2 PM., under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. 

Mr. Lipovsky was an early settler and highly respected citizen of the Lldgerwood comm- 
unity." The remaining family left to mourn their loss are the wife and seven children. 
Mrs. Fred Radloff of Hanklnson is a daughter; another daughter is attending the Normal 
School at Valley City. 

While the illness was of such nature that the hope of his regaining complete health 
was remote, nevertheless the sudden death came as a shock to the relatives and friends. 

********** January 21, 1926 

MAN FOUND DEAD IN RAILROAD YARD 
Arthur Lyons, about 35 years old, car repairer for the Great Northern railroad, was 
found dead in the Breckenrldge yards shortly after 6 PM Tuesday by a switch engine crew. 
He apparently had fallen beneath a swift moving train. Police said a western bound pass- 
enger had passed over the spot about two hours before. Lyons is survived by his widow 
and two children, one infant, the other about 12. 

********** January 21, 1926 

AUTO ACCIDENT NEAR TYLER 
White Rock Banker Dies in Collision 
Matt Jost, cashier of the First National Bank of White Rock, SD., was almost Instantly 
killed late Monday afternoon when the car which he was driving was struck by a car driven 
by one Shapley of Doran, MN., about 9 miles south of Wahpeton. 

Mr. Jost had been in Wahpeton to look over a car at the Lillegard garage and was on his 

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way home, Mr. Shapley of Doran had been at Tyler and vas on his way home, going east. 
Just as the Jost car reached the intersection of the road near Tyler the Shapley car came 
in from the side road and crashed into the side of the South Dakota car. 

Mr. Jost died almost instantly. Another man, Williams, was in the car with him and was 
badly shaken up, lying in the Wahpeton hospital Monday night imable to give any details 
of the accident. Mr. Jost was about 50 years old. 

The body was brought to Wahpeton and Mr. Powell, president of the First National Bank 
of White Rock, came to Wahpeton immediately, to take charge. 

********** January 21, 1926 

JAMES A. DWYER DIES SUDDENLY 
Prominent Hankinson Lawyer Victim of Heart Failure this Morning. 

DIED WITHOUT WARNING. 
Was Planning Trip to Wahpeton When Tragedy Occurred 

James A, Dwyer, leading attorney and prominent citizen: of Hankinson since territorial 
days, died of heart failure while seated in a chair in the Citizens National Bank building 
at ten o'clock this (Thursday) morning. Mr. Dwyer was about to motor to Wahpeton in com- 
pany with Messers. Galehouse, Murphy and Aker and when one of them addressed a remark to him 
he failed to respond. Investigation revealed the fact that he had died almost instantane- 
ously . 

Deceased is survived by his wife and several brothers and other relatives, but it is 
impossible to secure data for an obituary at this time. He was raised in Wisconsin and 
engaged In railroading at an early age. He was sin expert telegraph operator and worked 
for the Soo as agent at Ranson City, Sargent County, and later as telegrapher at Brecken- 
rldge. He went out with other railroad men at the time of the Debs strike in 1892 and was 
a member of the committee representing the labor unions that met with J. J. Hill and other 
railroad heads in Chicago in an effort to bring about a settlement of the strike. He left 
the railroad service, and, having studied law at intervals for years, took the bar examin- 
ations and was admitted to practice in North Dakota. He was one of Hankinson' s earliest 
citizens, and resided here in the latter 'SOs. Later he opened an office here for the pra- 
tlce of law and has resided here continuously for more than thirty years. His married life 
was happy and Mrs. Dwyer has always been a real helpmate. No children were ever bom to 
the couple. 

Mr. Dwyer was of Irish parentage and possessed many of the characteristics of the race. 
He was strong in his opinions and had the courage of his convictions at all times. He was 
an ardent democrat of the old school and took an active part in the political affairs of 
the town and county. He was between 65 and 70 years old at the time of his death. 

At the time of Edwards Hunger's death several years ago he was named as executor of the 
big estate. This involved a vast amount of detail work, and the effort to straighten out 
the tangeled affairs of the estate was a big burden in his declining years. In addition he 
spent much time on the litigation Involving Hankinson 's water and sewer systems during the 

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past two or three years, and this added to his burdens. He was widely known throughout 
this part of the state and news of his sudden end comes as a great shock to everyone. 

Funeral arrangements will not be announced until word can be received from Wisconsin 
relatives. ********** January 21, 1926 

R. E. Abbott and wife have been at Rockford, MN., attending the funeral of Mrs. Abbott's 
brother-in-law, C. F. Blegert, who died on Jan. Ath, after having been sick with bronchial 
pneumonia, with other complications. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott visited his parents in Minn- 
eapolis on their return home. 

********** January 21, 1926 

MRS. H. HERDING CALLED HOME 

Pioneer of Richland County for Past Forty-five Tears Passed to Her Beyond 

The many friends of the Herding family residing In Greendale were grieved to learn of 
the passing of Mrs. Herding at the family home on Saturday January 22nd, at 4 AM. 

Deceased had been In delicate health for sometime and the past two years was stricken 
with tuberculosis of the bone and ulcers of the glands. Everything which medical aid 
could do was done but to no avail. Her loved ones trying hard to make her comfortable In 
the hours of agony and pain. 

Mrs. Herding had been very active around the home, until two years ago, when she was 
stricken with the dreadful disease of the bone and glands, suffering constantly, although 
it was known for some time her condition was serious, her many friends hoped that her life 
might yet be prolonged for awhile. 

She loved life and it was hard for her to give it up, but when the- final summons called 
she was ready to answer her Master's call. 

Theresa (Schweir) Herding was 65 years old. She was bom in Germany on Oct. 2, 1860, 
where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Herbert Herding in 1880. He 
preceeded her in death on Feb. 26th, 1915 and also one son died in 1903. Coming to America 
in 1880 the couple resided for one year at Wahpeton, later having purchased what is now 
known as Fairfield Farm, and resided there for the past forty years. 

Blessed with kindness and ever actuated by a spirit of neighborllness , and tolerance, 
she endeared herself to all of those she came in contact with. A welcome smile met every- 
one at her door, to please every one was her aim in life. Although she suffered continually 
she never complained, but was always patient and cheerful, a loving mother and devot Christ- 
ian. Her passing is truly mourned. Life will never be quite the same to those who knew her 
while those nearest to her will long for her with unutterable longing for a Mother's advice 
and loving sympathy. She leaves to mourn her loss eight dear children with whom she spent 
so many happy days. 

John, Bernard and Theresa at home, Mrs. B. L. Delaney of Wlllmar, MN., Mrs. E. F. Kraft 
of Evansville, IN., Mrs. N. J. Wagner of Rosholt, SD., Herbert and Anton residing in Green- 
dale. Twenty three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Huls, of Sask, Canada, besides a large 
circle of friends. All of the children were present at the funeral with the exception of 
Helen, of Wlllmar, who w&s unable to attend because of illness. One sister, Mrs. Huls, was 

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also unable to attend. 

Funeral was held Tuesday morning, January 26th at 10:30 AM with Solemn High Mass, foll- 
owing a brief service at the home. The njortal remains were accompanied to St. Philip's 
Church under the escort of the Christian Mothers Society and scores of sorrowing neighbors 
and friends attended the service which were conducted by Rev. Jos. Studnlcka, assisted by 
Rev. Fr. Wiles and Rev. Fr. Duerr. 

The remains were laid to rest beside that of her husband In the Catholic Cemetery south 
of town. Pallbearers were Joseph Bauer, Ed. La Qua, Matt Schramm, Jake Eentz, John Roth and 
John Schlltz. 

The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Ekman, Nick and Ignatus 
Renner of Alexandria, MN. ; Nick Blonlgen of St. Cloud, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Blewer of Lld- 
gerwood and Mr. B. L. Delaney of Wlllmar, MN. 

********** January 28, 1926 

A* LIPOVSKY FUNERAL SERVICES ON FRIDAY 

One of the largest funerals ever held In Lldgerwood was that of Anton Llpovsky, prominent 
agriculturist of Richland County, who passed away about 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, after an 
Illness of several months. 

Mr. Llpovsky brought his family to the Lldgerwood community In 1893 and operated one of 
the best farms In the county, south of Lldgerwood. He was a breeder of purebreed shorthorn 
cattle and Poland China hogs, and was always In the front rank of the farming profession. 
He was stricken with paralysis last September. Tuesday of last week a second stroke came. 
Just as he was reported to be In an Improved condition He was 60 years old. 

He' Is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters, all of i^om live at home except 
the eldest daughter, Mrs. Radloff of Hanklnson. 

The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Bohemian Hall at Lld- 
gerwood, In charge of the Masonic Lodge of Lldgerwood, of which Mr. Llpovsky was a member. 
He was also a member of the Wahpeton Commandry. 

The K. Z. B. J., Bohemian Organization, also participated in the services, the ritual 
being read by Wenzel Parisek. Mrs. Frank Palsac of Wahpeton, Mrs. Goff , Mr. Movius and Mr. 
Collins sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," with Miss Fern Bonzer 
at the piano. Mrs. Palzac sang a solo, "Abide With Me." Interment was made in the Bohemian 
Cemetery at Lldgerwood. ********** ja„^^ 28. 1926 

The relatives here for the James A. Dwyer funeral were: Wm. Dwyer of Chicago, a cousin 
of the deceased; Michael Dwyer, Green Bay, WI., a cousin; Wm. Dwyer, Laurette, WI., cousin; 
Lawrence Dwyer, Reedsburg, WI., nephew; Mrs. Smith of St. Paul, MN., and Mrs. Griffith of 
of Minneapolis, sisters. Friends from a distance were Mrs. Jacobson of St. Paul, and Mrs. 
Putnam of Minneapolis. ********** January 28, 1926 

F. L. Quimby died last week at his home in Glenwood, MN. Mr. Qulmby Is one of the three 

old conductors who will be remembered by early settlers along the Soo Line. He had a run 

through Hanklnson for a number of years, 

********** February 11, 1926 

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PIONEER WOMAN DIES SUNDAY AT CHRISTINE 

Mrs. August Swenson of near Christine, a resident of Richland County for many years 
and mother of Deputy Sheriff George Swenson, passed away at 5 o'clock Sunday morning, Feb. 
Uth, following an Illness which began in August. In November she submitted to an operation 
and returned home in December. At her death she was 53 years and 9 months old. 

Louisa Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Anderson, was bora in Sweden in the 

year 1872. When 8 years old she came with her parents to America, settling on a farm 

miles southeast of Christine, where she lived until she was 20 years and her marriage to 
August Swensen in the year 1892. The young couple settled on a farm a mile east of Christin. 
and there they have lived ever since. 

Besides her husband, Mrs. Swenson is survived by five children; George, Deputy Sheriff 

of Richland County; Mable, Mrs. Arthur Ness of Wolverton; Myrtle, Mrs. Selmer of near 

Wolverton; Chester, married and living at home; and Rudolph, employed in the Johnson 
Lumber yard at Christine. 

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday from the Free Evangelist Church at 

Wolverton, the ■ Carlson officiating. Interment was in the cemetery about two miles 

of Christine on the Red River. 

********** February 18, 1926 

Mrs. W. H. Stevens died at a Bismarck Hospital last Thursday afternoon at 4:A0 PM, and 
the funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at Bismarck. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens lived in Eank- 
inson about a year, occupying the Chas. Osborne residence, and Mr. Stevens was employed at 
the Green Motor Co. garage. 

Mrs. Stevens was stricken with a heart attack about a month ago and was taken to the 
Bismarck Hospital for treatment. 

********** February 18, 1926 

LOCAL BOY KILLED AT PIERRE 
ROBERT SPRECKLES Falls From New Bridge at Pierre and Is Killed 

The remains of Robert Spreckles, a Hankinson man, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrlck 
Spreckles of this city, arrived home from Pierre, SD., on Monday. 

Robert was employed on the construction crew building the new state bridge at Pierre. 
Saturday at 1:30 he was working on the superstructure of the bridge, when he slipped and 
fell 60 feet. He lived until 8 PM that evening. 

The funeral was held Thursday (today) at the German Evangelical Church, Rev. Oberdoester 
conducting the sennon in German, and H. R. Murphy delivering an address in English. ' 

His death is a severe blow to his aged parents. He was a splendid young man, who was 
rapidly advancing in his profession. 

Robert was a member of the American Legion and the Legion had charge of the services, 
and he was buried with full military honors. 

Robert Spreckles was bora on August 2nd, 1895, in Summit Township, Richland County. 
He attended public schools in Hankinson and the Science School at Wahpeton. In May, 1917 

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he enlisted in the D. S. Army, serving on the Mexican border until May of 1918, when he 
started for France. His ship was torpedoed and he was returned to New York, going to 
France In August, 1918, and serving through the war, and re-enllstlng after the war ended. 
In all, he served 6 years In the U. S, Army. 

The funeral was largely attended and the church was filled with a beautiful profusion 
of flowers, mute tribute of the grief of the relatives and friends. His parents and bro- 
thers and sisters have the sympathy of the community in the death of this promising young 
man. ********** February 25, 1926 

FUNERAL OF FIFTH NURSE 
To Die in St. Joseph's Hospital from Wood Stain Poisoning 

DICKINSON, ND., Feb. 22nd While a coroner's jury late today sought to tear aside 

the veil of mystery which shrouds the St. Joseph's Hospital wood stain gas tragedy, the 
fifth victim of the deadly fumes lost a valient fight to live. 

But with the death of Sister Secundia, the pall which has surrounded the institution 
for 10 days was believed to have been partially lifted. 

None of the patients, workmen employed on the new wing of the building, or other mem- 
bers of the hospital staff have been affected by the poisonous gas which within a veiek took 
the lives of five of the 16 sisters connected with the hospital. Physicians believe that 
they have checked the epidemic. 

A possibility that poisoning resulted from varnish and enamel used by the five sisters 
in painting iron beds in the hospital has been advanced as one theory for the deaths. 

Funeral services for Sister Theocara, fourth to die, were held in St, Patrick's Church 
this morning. Interment was made in the Hillside plot in the church cemetery which tomorrow 
will show five newly made graves. For there too, after the last offices of the church have 
been rendered to its dead, the body of Sister Secundia will be laid. 

The official Inquest begun Sunday afternoon with the arrival of Dr. H. M. Banks, dean 
of the School of Medicine, University of North Dakota, who conducted a thorough postmortem 
over the body of Sister Theocara was adjourned until after Dr. Banks has made an analysis 
of body fluids and submitted his report, which will probably be within a week. His findings 
will then be made public, local authorities said. 

********** February 25, 1926 

OBITUARY of MRS. HERMAN 
Who Died Sunday Morning from an Attack of Paralysis 

The entire community was shocked when last Sunday morning the news began to circulate 
that Mrs. Charles Herman had passed away shortly after midnight. It had been known for 
some time that she had been in failing health, though no one suspected that her end was so 
near. She had been partially paralyzed since a little over a year by a stroke affecting 
ber left side, but the immediate cause of her death was a diseased condition of the kidneys. 
The sympathy of all goes out to her husband who just two days before her death had returned 
from Minneapolis where he had undergone a serious operation as a result of which he is still 
in a very delicate condition. 

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Mrs. Liermann was a faithful and devoted wife, a true helpmate to her husband, an 
exemplary mother to her four children, and a sincere member of the Lutheran Church, 

The fimeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the residence and the local Lutheran 
Church by Rev. J. P. Klausler. Burial took place in the cemetery of St. John's Lutheran 
Church of Belford. Pallbearers were Frank Peltz, A. W. Medenwaldt , A. C. Stach, L. C. 
Jentz, H. Wipperman, and Carl Flgge. The following acted as honorary pallbearers: D. Mc- 
Inwaln, A. J. Ehret, J. Budack, Otto Lelm, Frank Budack, Dr. J. Sorkness. 

Mrs. Chas. Liermann, nee Augusta Schmidt, was bom on June 22nd, 1862, at Reitwein, 
Province Brandenburg, Germany, being thus 63 years, 8 months and 6 days old at the time of 
her death. She was baptized In the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reitwein, and confirmed 
there on March 25, 1877. On January 21, 1887, she was married in Frankfurt on the Oder to 
Chas. Liermann, who had emigrated to America in 1884, but returned during the Christmas Hol- 
idays of 1886 to claim his bride. Upon their arrival in America they made their home on a 
farm at Mantador, until 1905, when Mr. Liermann engaged In the general mercantile business 
in Mantador. In September, 1912, they moved to Hanklnson and have been residents of our city 
since that date. 

Four children were bom to the couple: Louise, Clara, now Mrs. Herman Freick, Arthur 
and William. Besides the children and her husband, she is survived by one grandchild, one 
brother in Los Angeles, CA., and one brother still in Germany. 

********** March 4, 1926 

PIERRE PAPER TELLS of DEATH of ROBERT SPRECKLES 

A third man has lost his life in the construction of the state highway bridge, being 
erected over the Missouri River. Robert Spreckles, for several years a resident of Pierre, 
died at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday evening at about 7 PM after a fall from the false 
V7ork about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was due to internal injuries which the man 
received in addition to a broken arm and left leg. 

The accident that caused the death of Mr. Spreckles happened while he was at work as a 
bridge carpenter assisting in removing the false work from under one of the completed spans. 
VJorklng up on the wooden section of the false work, Spreckles in some manner not ascertain- 
able, lost his balance while loosening a bolt on the sub-structure and fell fifty feet to 
the ice beneath. He was rushed to the hospital and for a time it was believed he was not 
fatally hurt, that the broken limbs were probably the most serious injuries received, but 
later appearances of internal Injuries developed and he died about 7 o'clock. 

For some time Spreckles worked with the Home Builders but went to work on the bride when 
the company that put in the sub-structure began operations and then continued with the Lake- 
side Company, which is building the super structure. He is well known in Pierre and was a 
close friend of Arthur Beemlsh of Omaha who was killed in a fall from the bridge late in 
January. 

Spreckles was thirty years and six months and 18 days old and came here from Hanklnson, 
ND., where he has a father, mother, brother and sister, and one sister residing in the state 



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of Washington. He was a musician and played the marimba in the Grand Theatre Orchesta at 
one time. He was a veteran of the World War and was a member of Pierre Post No. 8, American 
Legion, at the time of his death. 

Sunday afternoon services were held at the Lloyd Geesey Undertaking Parlors and the body 
was shipped to Hanklnson, accompanied by one of the men from the Lakeside Company. Inter- 
ment was made at Hanklnson. ....PIERRE DAILY DAKOTAN 

********** March 4, 1926 

Mrs. Howard Leathart of Falrmoimt died Monday, her death being caused by a tumor. Mrs. 
Leathart is a sister-in-law of Mrs. M. White of Hanklnson. Her death came quite suddenly 
as last week she was reported recovering very rapidly from a recent Illness of three weeks 
duration. ********** March 4, 1926 

CARD OF THAKKS 
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Legion boys, and all the rest of the 
friends and neighbors for their comfort and assistance, during our recent bereavement.... 
the death of our son and brother, Robert Spreckles. 

We also wish to extend thanks for the beauriful floral offerings and the comforing music 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Spreckles 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bladow 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Spreckles 
********** March 4, 1926 

GREAT BEND Mrs. Wm. Marks was bom on January 3rd, 1858 in Pommem Germany and was 

married to William Marks in 1883. They Immigrated to this country in 1892, coming direct 
to Great Bend, where she spent the rest of her life. Six children were bom to them, of 
whom four survive: Robert, their only son and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Boelke, residing 
in Great Bend and Mrs. Wm. Eckes and Mrs. Ole Olson of Wahpeton. She died at her home Fri- 
day morning, Feb. 19th, death was due to asthma and complications. Funeral services were 
held In the Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon, the Pastor, Rev. T. Elnck, officiating. The 
whole community extends their sympathy to the bereaved family. 

********** March 11, 1926 

MRS. HOFFMAN'S NIECE KILLED 
Husband Shoots Wife and Then Himself, Both Die 
WINDOM, MN., March 20th. . . .Windom's first shooting tragedy took its second victim here Fri- 
day in the death of Fred Rogness, 18 hours after he had shot and killed his wife, and then 
turned the gun on himself. 

Rogness expressed a desire to die as he lay critically ill from his wounds and up to his 
death showed no remorse. He also expressed a wish that he had killed his wife's mother and 
the sheriff. 

The shooting occurred in the little millinery shop operated by Mrs. Rogness, in the 

presence of the Sheriff and Rogness' 7 year old daughter who lay sick on a cot. 

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Rogness shot so rapidly that Sheriff Olie G. Peterson, who waited behind a partition witt 
with a warrant for Rogness' arrest was unable to interfere. 

"I hate you. I hate you. You killed my mama," screamed the girl. Sheriff Peterson said. 
"No dearie, It was all for the best, I love you. You don't understand." Rogness replied. 

Mrs. Rogness had instituted divorce proceedings and Rogness, who Is a traveling man, is 
said to have threatened her life. Sheriff Peterson had been notified that Rogness was in 
town and went to the millinery shop with a warrant for the man's arrest. 

The sheriff said he heard them quarreling as he crouched behind a low partition between 
himself and the two. Then he saw the man make a quick move and the sheriff drew his gun. 
Before he could reach Rogness, the shooting was over and Mrs. Rogness had been shot twice. 

Before Mrs. Rogness married, her name was Mabel Lindsay, formerly living at Hanklnson, 
being a niece of Mrs. B. C. Hoffman of this city. She and her mother conducted a millinery 
shop at Fairmotint for a number of years. 

********** March 25, 1926 

LnXJERWOOD BOY TO HANG 
Convicted of Murder in Idaho. Formerly of Lldgerwood 

A North Dakota boy, Lee Foyte, formerly of Lldgerwood and Valley City, will be executed 
on May 18th for the murder of James Montgomery, a Herrlck, Idaho rancher, according to Assoc- 
iated Press dispatches to The Forum. 

The sentence was passed in Wallace, Idaho, by Judge A. H. Featherstone, in accordance 
with the penalty imposed by a jury in the district court which found Foyte guilty. 

Foyte, according to Sheriff James Kelly, Barnes County, who had him in under his care 
for 30 days some time ago after he had been found guilty of setting fire to a strawstack, is 
below normal, mentally. 

A brother of Foyte was for some time an inmate of the institute for feebleminded at Graf- 
ton, according to the records of L. S. B. Ritchie, state's attorney of Barnes County. In 
Barnes County, Foyte was twice under arrest. The first Instance was that for which he served 
the 30 day term. Later he was arrested on a charge of carrying concealed weapons, but was 
never brought to trial. 

The records at Valley City show that Foyte's mother resided at Lldgerwood, ND., for 
several years, and that she now resides at International Falls. Inquiry at Lldgerwood deve- 
loped no Information concerning the family. 

********** March 25, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON RECORD. .. .Word was received here last week of the sudden death of Mrs. George 
E. Anderson, a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson, at her home near Neward, IL. 
Her death occurred Thursday, March Ath, after a very short Illness from pneumonia. 

********** March 25, 1926 

Mrs. C. A. Tannis, sister of Mrs. Jack Robinson, who was called here by the death of her 
brother, Albert Karls, left Tuesday for her home at Ambrose, ND. 

********** March 25, 1926 

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OBITUARY of ALBERT KARLS 

Albert Karls was bom in Veblen, SD., in 1902. Here he spent his boyhood until the 
family was broken up by marriage and death, and the few years before his entrance to the 
army, was spent in part with his relatives, making his home during a part of the time with 
his sister in Hanklnson, Mrs. Jack Robinson. 

Albert enlisted in the army when he was 17 years and 6 months old. Ee was first sta- 
tioned at Denver, then California, the Philippines and Hawaii. It was at Fort Kamehameha. 
Hawaii, where he won his sharp-shooter's medal on the rifel range in November of 1923. 

Mr. Karls was promoted to corporal and later sergeant, which rank he held at death. 
Being musical he joined the 55th Coast Service Band and before he became ill, was assistant 
leader in Hawaii. About a year ago he was transferred to Denver, CO., and he was at Denver 
when death mustered him out of the service on Tuesday. March 16th. In May of 1926 Mr. Karl's 
service record would have been six years. 

The remains were shipped to Hankinson and the funeral was held in the St. Phillip's 
Church Saturday at 10 AM.. Rev. Fr. Studnicka conducting the service. The burial services 
were in charge of the American Legion. 

The relatives and friends at the death of this young man are: His mother. Mrs. V. Karls. 
brother, Pete of Oak Point, WA. , brother, Lawrence of Portland, OR., brothers, Joe and George 
of Black Duck, MN., sisters: Mrs. E. A. Tannis. Ambrose, ND. ; Mrs. John Bostrom, Fairmount, 
ND.; Jdrs. Jack Robinson, Hankinson. 

Those relatives and friends who attended the funeral from out of the city were: Mrs. 
Sherman Fraze and Mrs. Inga Karls. Breckenridge, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Berglund, Fairmount; 
Misses Lottie and Verona Felton, Fairmount; Mrs. E. A. Tannis, Ambrose; Mr. and Mrs. John 
Bostrom, Fairmount. ********** ^^^1^ 25, 1926 



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MRS. ALBERT BOHN DIED SUDDENLY 
Old Resident of Great Bend. Funeral to Be Held Saturday 

Mrs. Albert Bohn, living at Great Bend, died very suddenly Tuesday at 2:30 PH of heart 
affliction. She had been 111 several weeks ago but her condition was improving and the death 
came as a severe shock to the relatives and friends. 

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at Great Bend, Rev. Elnck conducting the 
services . 

The deceased was bom on Dec. 1st, 1857 at Dammerfltz, Krays Nougart, Ponanem, Germany, 
emigrating to America on May 24, 1872, living for two years In Iron Ridge, Dodge County, 
WI. In April of 1874, she was married to Albert Bohn, and they moved to North Dakota, mak- 
ing this community their home since. Twelve children were bom to this union, four having 
died in Infancy: and 28 grandchildren. The children living: Mrs. W. J. King and Mrs. Herman 
Vomer of Minneapolis; Mrs. Hugo Mitchell of Washington state; Mrs. Grlepentrog and Mrs. Wal- 
ter Bellng of Great Bend; and Herman, George and Oscar Bohn of Great Bend. 

Mr. Albert Bohn preceded her in death about five years ago. She also has a brother 
August Hoefs of Hanklnson; sister, Mrs. August Bladow of Hankinson and a brother, Ferdinand 
Hoefs of Portland, OR. It is expected that all the relatives will be here to attend the 
funeral . 

The death of this estimable lady will be deeply mourned by the relatives and a large cir- 
cle of friends. ********** April 1, 1926 

TRUE STORY of MURDER CASE 
Wlndom Paper Tells of Murder of Mrs. Mabel Rogness 

The Globe is indebted to D. L. Kieth, publisher of the Cottonwood County Citizen of Wln- 
dom, MN., for the following story of the murder of Mrs. Mabel Rogness, formerly of Wahpeton 
and Falrmount, which was told briefly in the Globe of Tuesday. 

The first murder in the history of Windom took place on Thursday afternoon of last week, 
shortly before four o'clock when Fred Rogness shot and killed his wife, Mable Rogness, and 
then turned the gun on himself. He lived until 7 o'clock in the morning. 

Mrs. Rogness and her mother, Mrs. Bertha Rosenberry, came to Windom over a year ago and 
opened a milliner shop, buying the business run by Mrs. Gus Antonsen. During the time that 
they have lived in Windom, Rogness has been here only a few times. He was a salesman travel- 
ing for the Lee Ach Millinery Company of Cincinnati, OH. He is said to have threatened his 
wife on these occasional visits and last October a warrant was issued for his arrest, it be- 
ing the intention to place him under bonds to keep the peace. In the meantime an action for 
divorce was started by Mrs. Rogness. 

Rogness was in Calif omla for some time and just before leaving he wrote his wife a lettei 
asking her to withdraw her action for divorce and to become reconciled with him. Shortly 
following the receipt of this letter the man himself appeared in Windom. He had taken the 
train only as far as Heron Lake where he secured Walter Freer to drive him to Windom. 

HAD NO WARNING 

The slain woman and her mother were busy in the little millinery shop all unconscious 

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of the impending tragedy. Suddenly Rogness appeared and beckoned his wife to the back of 
the shop to talk with her. Fearing that there might be violence, Mrs, Rosenberry asked 
Mrs. Mllo Nelson, who was In the shop at the tiioe, to ask the sheriff to step over at once. 

Sheriff Peterson came over immediately and asked Mrs. Rosenberry where Rogness was. 
Be was directed to the back room of the shop. There are In fact two back rooms and the 
Sheriff met Rogness in the middle of the first room. Mrs. Rogness sat in the next room on a 
cot and the little daughter, Lorraine, nine years old, lay on a cot in the first room. Rog- 
ness had removed his hat but still wore his overcoat. 

He replied pleasantly to the sheriff's greeting, and the sheriff said, "I suppose you 
know I have a warrant for you. Get your hat and come with me." "All right," said Rogness, 
'Valt till I get my hat." With that he started for the door of the room where his wife was 
and the sheriff followed him. Just as Sheriff Peterson reached the door of the room, however 
Rogness suddenly drew a Savage 32 calibre automatic from his overcoat pocket. Sheriff Peter- 
son supposed that his hour had come as the gunman had him covered but he suddenly turned 
quickly and as the sheriff drew his own gun Rogness fired point blank at his wife who was 
sitting on the cot and then in a flash turned the weapon on himself, firing twice. He drop- 
ped quickly and the deadly automatic skidded across the floor. Mrs. Rogness did not fall 
when shot. She remained in an upright posture although the pallor of death was creeping ove: 
her face. She did not utter a sound. 

MURDERER TALKED CONSTANTLY 

The murderer talked constantly following the tragedy. His little sick nine year old 
daughter, Lorraine, lay sick on a cot in the adjoining room and through the door she had 
seen it all. 

"I hate you. I hate you. You killed my mamma," she shrieked at the man who lay help- 
less on the floor. 

"No dear, I love you. You don't understand, but you will some day. It was all for the 
best," protested Rogness. "Take my daddy and lock ^^^n up." she cried to the sheriff. Little 
Lorraine will doubtless carry to her grave the terrible picture of the tragedy. She cried 
so much over it that for a time she was in a very serious condition. Mrs. Rosenberry, who 
came running from the front room when the shots were fired, tried to bear up bravely but the 

shock was almost too much for her WAHPETON GLOBE.... 

********** April 1, 1926 

P. W. GUNDERSON, DWIGHT, SHOOTS SELF FRIDAY 

Dwlght community was shocked Friday at word that Peter Melvin Gunderson, 35, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Peter G. Aas, had killed himself by firing a 32 calibre bullet through his head. 

Mr. Gunderson' 8 motive in commltlng suicide is unknown. He was in good health and was 
well-to-do. He was an unusually active man mentally, was interested in politics, and did 
much reading. He was a bachelor. 

The act was premeditated. Mr. Gunderson, who changed his name frogi Aas, telegraphed 
his brother George in Minneapolis to come out to the farm, where Gunderson lived with his 

parents. 

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The brother currived at the farm and was shown about by Gunderson, told many things 
about the operation of the farm, shown the seed, etc., with the remairk that he had better 
get acquainted with the mamagement of the place as he (Gunderson) might not live very long. 
Mr. Gunderson had a good bank account in a local bank and before his death, wrote out checks 
for the money, payable to his peirents. When he had finished showing his brother the feirm 
he stepped into a shed at the rear of the house and fired a 32 calibre bullet into his 
temple, dying instantly. 

The GLOBE is unable, at this time, to publish the details of Mr. Gunderson's life. He 
was 35 years and 2 months old, was a fine, progressive farmer and ein enemy of the Nonpaurt- 
isan League. His death is a great shock to his aged parents, who have the sympathy of the 
community. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. . . .WAHPETON GLOBE.... 

********** April 1, 1926 

DEATH of MES. R. TESDELL 
Mrs. Rufus Tesdell Dies Friday Morning 
Mrs. Rufus Tesdell (Catherine Reinke) died early Friday morning, March 26th, at the home 
of her mother, Mrs. Michael Ginsbach, near Great Bend. Death came about two weeks after 
the birth of a son and resulted from poisoning due to a failure of the liver. Mrs. Tesdell 
was 27 years old. 

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Philip's Church, 
Hankinson. Rev. Father Joseph Studnicka officiated at Requeim Mass. The casket was buried 
in flowers and friends filled St. Philip's Church for the last rites, beautiful and impress- 
ive ,-ending with the singing of "Lead Kindly Light" as a recessional by Mrs. Ryan. Pall- 
bearers were Mrs. Tesdell 's six brothers. Burial was in St. Philip's Cemetery. 

She was bom on the family homestead near Great Bend on March 20, 1899, and had lived 
there most of her life, attending school at Hankinson. She was a very popular young lady 
emd well known in Wahpeton and in many parts of the county. 

Mrs. Tesdell was a young woman of splendid chciracter and much charm whose friends num- 
bered all who knew her. She was well known in both Wahpeton and Breckenridge , where she 
often visited and vrtiere she was universally respected. Her death Is the first in a family 
of 12 children, one of the most respected in Richland County, where her mother was a pion- 
eer of the "TO's. Sympathy for the bereaved relatives is general and sincere. 

Mrs. Tesdell leaves her husband; infant son; mother; step-father; six brothers, Joseph 
R. Reinke of Wahpeton; Matthew Reinke of Mooreton Township; Edward, Arnold, Raymond and 
Leonard, living at home; five sisters, Mrs. J. M. (Elizabeth) O'Donnel of Glencoe , MN., 
Miss Elsie Reinke of Mitchell, NB., and Mildred, Helen and Regina at home. 

A number of relatives from out of town attended the funeral services. Among them were: 
Mrs. Theodore Kahellek, an aunt of Kenmare; Mrs. Andrew Corprue, an aunt of Breckenridge; 
Thomas Manikowske, an uncle of Mooreton; and Theodore and Joe Manikowski, uncles, of Breck- 
enridge; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. O'Donnell of Glencoe, MN. 

News of her death and the attendant sad circumstances deeply touched friends of the fine 

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family of vhich she was a member, in all parts of Richland County. They have the heartfelt 

syii5>athy of all who know them In their sorrow RICHLAND COUKTY FARMER.... 

********** April 1, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom, Verona Felton, and Mr, and Mrs. Cliff 

Berglund attended the funeral of Mrs. Bostrom 's brother at Hanklnson on Saturday. 

FAIRMODNT NEWS George Kuler and wife and youngest daughter went to Fergus Falls 

Saturday to attend the funeral of his nephew which was held Sunday, They returned home on 
Monday evening. ********** April 1, 1926 

MRS. AUGUST GROHNKE DIES 

Mrs. Augxist Grohnke, one of Richland County's earliest residents and for many years a 
citizen of Hanklnson, died Thursday morning at 4 AM at her home on the north side after an 
illness of a week with pneumonia. Mrs. Grohnke was 82 years old and her age made It imposs- 
ible for her to rally from the attack. 

Mrs. Grohnke was bom in Germany. Coming to Richland County direct from Germany 45 years 
ago, settling on a claim 3 miles south of Hanklnson. The trials and tribulations incident tc 
pioneer life were her lot. About 30 years ago Mr. Grohnke died, and later the family moved 
to Hanklnson. The children are Albert, Robert, August, Rudolph, John, Mrs. John Rathgerber 
and Mrs. Otto Maursell, all living in this community, but Rudolph, who is a resident of Mich. 

The funeral will be held in the German Evangelical Church on Sunday afternoon, April lltl 
Rev. Oberdoester conducting the service. 

Thus do all the pioneers, who contributed to the growth and advancement of our community, 
answer the call, one by one, until soon, they will have all passed to their final home. 

********** April 8, 1926 

OBITUARY 

William August Mitchell, was bom Dec. 4th, 1870 In Germany and died on March 31st, 
1926 at Dr. Klines' Sanitarium at Anoka, MN. 

He came to this country with his parents when he was two years old and settled near Dun- 
dee, IL., where he grew to manhood. He moved to Slayton, MN., and in the year 1900 he moved 
to North Dakota, settled near Sonora, Richland County, which has continued to be his home. 

On February 25th, 1903, he was married to Marie Albright, and to this union three child- 
ren were bom: Raymond, Leroy and Myrtle, all of whom, with the widow and mother, survive 
to mourn his loss. The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. Dudden who lives in Colorado- 
He was well known and respected by all and leaves a large circle of friends. 

Funeral services were held Easter Sunday at the Congregational Church, Hanklnson, NC. 
in charge of the Rev. G. R. McKelth. The church was filled to its capacity by friends and 
neighbors besides many town people who had known the deceased. His passing was a shock to 
the relatives and friends who thus gathered around the family to show their sympathy in this 
trying hour of bereavement. The service hums were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Jesus 
Saviour Pilot Me" and "Abide with Me," sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. Geo. Schuett, 
Mrs. R. Bellin, Miss C. Jones and Miss D. Lea, with Mrs. John Wickman at the piano. The 

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body was laid to rest In the Hankinson Cemetery. 

********** April 8, 1926 

MRS. HEBMAK BOHN DIED AT GREAT BEND 
Mrs. Herman Bohn, Richland County pioneer of the 70*8 died at her home In Great Bend 
Tuesday of pneumonia. She was 71 years old. 

Ftmeral services were held at 2 PM Friday from the Lutheran Church In Great Bend, Rev. 
Mr. Hlnck, pastor In charge. 

Mrs. Bohn was bom In Germany. She came to Richland County more than 50 years ago and 
had ever since lived In the Great Bend vicinity. She was a devout Christina and typical of 
that fine type of German pioneers and prairie mothers, who had no small part In developing 
the Richland County of today. Many old friends will earn of her death with sorrow. 

She was the mother of W. C. Bohn, Mrs. Rudolph Golnlck, Mrs. August Schultze and Mrs. 
Herman Fenske. Many old friends from all parts of the county attended the fimeral services 
on Friday. ********** April 15, 1926 

OBITUARY 
Magdalina Raht Hangel was bom in Dettlngen, Wirtenberg, Germany, on Oct. 26th, 1848. 
She was married to George Hangel and came to America in the year of 1883. They lived in 
Illinois, later moving to North Dakota and then to Minnesota. Since last Augxist she had made 
her home with her son-in-law, Frank Hohenstein at Mantador. About two veeks ago she was 
taken sick with the flu, which caused her death on Saturday the 10th of ^ril. At the time 
of her death she was 77 years, 5 months and 14 days old. 

She leaves to mourn her death 6 children, 3 step-children, 36 grandchildren, and 9 great- 
grandchildren. Her husband and four children proceeded her in death a few years ago. 

Friends and relatives gathered at the home of Frank Hohenstein, where a brief service 
was held by Rev. Cordts Sunday afternoon. The remains were shipped to McGrath, MN. , her 
home town, from Mantador. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in McGrath. 

I fall asleep in Jesus wounds. There pardon for my sins abounds: 
Yes, Jesus' blood and righteousness. My jewels are, my glorious dress. 
Wherein before my God I stand. When I shall reach the heavenly land. 
With Peace and Joy, I now depart, God's child I am with all my heart; 
I thank thee, death, thou leadest me. To that true life where I would be. 
So cleansed by Christ I fear not death. Lord Jesus, strengthen Thou my fai 
********** April 15, 1926 

FRANK HELEY FUNERAL TUESDAY 
One of the Early Settlers in Richland County and Hankinson 
Frank C. Heley, one of Richland County's pioneers, who was actively identified in the 
growth and settlement of this last frontier on the American continent, died April 15th at 
St. Joseph's Hospital, Hot Springs, AR. , after a long illness of cancer of the liver. 

The remains were shipped to Lidgervood, ND., the funeral being held on Tuesday afternoon 
Old time friends of the deceased and relatives, from all parts of the county, attended to 

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pay their last respects to a man noted for his ability to make warm friendships by his 
outstanding qualities of honesty and uprightness. He was a man In all walks of life... 
and this quality, alone. Is rare In these days of self-interest. 

Frank C. Heley was bom at Spellvllle, lA on Feb. 24th, 1864. He came to this state 
in the early days and aided In the carving of an empire from the Great American Desert. 

He came to Banklnson from Lldgervood In the spring of 1897. He had lived for years 
In Lldgerwood and vicinity, and had many relatives In that neighborhood. Including brothers 
and sisters. 

He came to Hankinson to work for John R. Jones, and remained with him for several years, 
until elected to the office of sheriff of this county In 1910. In the meantime holding 
down the job of City Marshal In addition to his rcgtilar work. 

After serving a term as sheriff, he went to Hot Springs, Arkansas, 15 years ago, on 
account of 111 health, and has made his home there ever since. He spent the summer of 1922 
In Banklnson, acting as night watchman. He left three sons and two daughters, W. A. Heley 
of Fergus Falls, MN., Archie Heley of New Efflngton, SD., Mrs. Roy Ireland of Grand Forks, 
KD., Mrs. 0. P. Peterson of Detroit, MI., and Arthur Stafford of Agnew, CA. 

********** April 22, 1926 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Elizabeth Bemdt, nee Hoeft, beloved wife of Mr. Reuben BemdC was bom in Branden- 
burg Township, Richland County, ND., on November 30th, 1895, and died near Great Bend on 
April 16th, 1926 at the age of 30 years, 4 months and 16 days, from pneumonia. 

She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Reuben Bemdt, 4 small children, Donald 
7 years, Marlys 4 years, Allen 2 and the baby Elizabeth a week old; her aged parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Julius Hoeft, five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hoffman, Mooreton, ND., Mrs. A. F. Cook, 
Breckenridge, MN., Mrs. Edgar Swears of Seattle, WA. , Mrs. Albert Graves of Chicago and 
Mrs. William Bnnmnent of Casper, WY. Four brothers, W. C. Hoeft of Fergus Falls, Arthur, 
Herbert and Marvin Hoeft at home and many other relatives and friends. 

The fimeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Evangelical Church of which 
she was a consistent and honored member, the pastor Rev. Emil Mueller officiating. 

The large number of relatives and friends from near and far were an eloquent tribute 
and showed that she was held in the highest esteem. 

The sympathy of the church and the whole community goes out to the bereaved family in 
their great sorrow; may God abundantly comfort their hearts. 

********** April 22, 1926 

A. C. BRUESKE'S BROTHER DEAD 

Mrs. A. C. Brueske was in the News office Thursday, asking our aid in locating her hus- 
band. Monday he left with a stove peddler to canvass the country south of Hankinson, not 
expecting to return until Saturday. Yesterday Mrs. Brueske received a telegram announcing 
the death of his brother, Emil, at Alexandria, MN., the funeral to be held this Sunday. 

Since the arrival of the telegram she has been frantically trying to get in touch with 

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her husband on the telephone, but as she h««» no knowledge where to telephone, it Is an 
almost Impossible matter. 

Anyone knowing his whereabouts at the time of reading this notice » please call Mrs. 
Brueske or get in touch with Mr. Brueske, that he may know of his brother's death. If he 
is reached before Saturday noon, the family can go to Alexandria for the funeral. 

********** April 22, 1926 

Mrs. Don Osbon returned home Monday from Canton and Estelllne, SD. At Canton she attend- 
ed the funeral of a brother who was klled by being struck with an automobile while he was 
repairing his car at the side of a cotmtry road. 

********** April 22, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. William Schuett went to Lldgerwood last Saturday to attend the funeral of 
Mrs. Jarskl. 

********** April 22, 1926 

Mr. Ferdinand Strub died last Friday morning, April 16th, at the age of 68 years. He 
leaves to mourn his loss a wife and eight children, 5 sons and three daughters. He was 
burled at St. Joseph Cemetery at Moorehead, MN. He made his home with Mrs. Henry Biggs of 
Hankinson. ********** April 22, 1926 

Miss Doreen Thornton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, William Thornton of Enderlin, died at 
her parents home on Monday of pneumonia, following an attack of Influenza. Mrs. Thornton 
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Womer. Mr. Womer and son Harry, attended the funeral 
at Enderlin on Wednesday but as the family home in Hankinson is under quarantine, Mrs. Har- 
ry Womer was unable to attend. 

********** April 22, 1926 

DEATH of FERDINAKD BELLIN 

Ferdinand Bellin, 92 years old, died at the home of his son, Charles Bellin, near Man- 
tador, last Thursday, April 22nd. Death was caused from old age. The funeral was held on 
Saturday from the Belford Lutheran Church, Rev. Cordts conducting the services. The pall- 
bearers were six grandsons of the deceased; Eddie, Alfred and Walter Bladow, Edward Krause, 
and Richard and Reinhart Bellin. The immediate family living are four children; Mrs. Albert 
Bladow, Mrs. Fred Krause, Charles Bellin and Henry Bellin of Minneapolis. 

Ferdinand Bellin was bom in Berlin, Germany and emigrated to the U.S. thirty years ago, 
coming to the farm near Mantador, where he has lived every since. His wife preceeded him 
in death a number of years ago. 

********** April 29, 1926 

HERMAK MITZEL 
Herman Mitzel, an old resident of Richland County for the past 40 years, died April 23, 
1926, at the age of 60 years. As a boy of 7, he came to this country with his parents from 
Germany, where he was bom on July 20th, 1862 in Matzdorf , Pommerania. They settled first 
la Iron Ridge, WI., lived also in Minnesota for a few years before coming here. 

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On Dec. 22nd, 1891, he was married to Miss Bertha Gruetzmacher. This union was blessed 
with 10 children, 6 of whom preceeded him in death, and 3 sons, William, Emil and Robert 
and one daughter, Luella, are mourning with their mother, the departure of their father 
and husband. 

Under the labors of Rev. E. F. Movlus he was converted and Joined the Evangelical 
Church for which he remained imtil his death. Besides his immediate family he also leaves 
A grandchildren, the children of William, one sister, Mrs. John Lubenow, one half sister, 
Mrs. Bruesenvltz in Canada and a half brother, Theodore, in Washington. 

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the Evangelical Church in Great 
Bend; the large number of relatives and friends from far and near were an eloquent testi- 
mony of the high esteem in which he was held. The pastor. Rev. Emil Mueller, officiated. 

********** April 29, 1926 

Peter Klousterman's father died Tuesday near Mantador. We have been, unable to learn 
any particulars. 

Mrs. Ferdinand Strub, mother of Mrs. Biggs, died at the home of a daughter in Moore- 
head on Tuesday. Mr. Strub died a week ago in Hanklnson. 

********** April 29, 1926 

DEATH of MISS BERTHA MUEHLER 

The many friends of the William Muehler family of Greendale were inexpressibly shocked 
when they heard the sad news that Bertha Muehler had died in the Lldgerwood Hospital Sat- 
urday evening. Miss Muehler had not been well since about Christmas, though neither she 
nor any of the family considered her condition serious. No relief being obtained she was 
taken to the Lldgerwood Hospital on April 22nd and operated on the following day. Accord- 
ing to the surgeon's diagnosis, cancer of the lungs had set in. 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday; Rev. T. Hlnck, who had confirmed her, deliv€ 
ing a short address at the family home; Rev. Klauser preaching German and English sermons 
at the Lutheran Church, where a large attendance of neighbors and friends gathered, to attes 
their sorrow, and sympathy at the death of this splendid young lady. 

Bertha Anna Muehler was bom on October 15th, 1906, in the neighborhood of Great Bend. 
About lA years ago the family moved to the farm in Greendale. The father, Wm. Muehler, 
died in a Minneapolis Hospital seven years ago. At the time of her death. Miss Muehler was 
19 years, 6 months and 16 days old. She is survived by her widowed mother, six brothers 
and four sisters. The sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out to them in their 
hour of deep sorrow. ********** May 6, 1926 

KILLED by GAS EXPLOSION 
Child Dies from Bums in Gasoline Explosion 

Little Orpha Qualley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Qualley passed away at the St. 
Luke's Hospital in Fargo Monday noon from bums received In a gasoline explosion in Klndrei 
Saturday evening, May 1st. 

Mr. Qualley and family had just come to town and drove up to the Braaten filling stati* 

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for gas. As the tank was being filled a lighted lantern In the car Ignited the gas ftanes, 
causing an explosion. The car became a mass of flames Immedlatelj and Mrs. Qualley and 
five children vho were seated In the car, were caught in them. Most of the family succeed- 
ed In getting out without being burned but Orpha became saturated with gasoline and it was 
some time before the fire on her clothes could be extingushed. 

The car was pushed away from the station into the middle of the street and the fire 
extinguished by means of chemicals before much damage to it was done. Only the interior 
of the body was burned, the chassis being untouched. It was a Tudor Ford Sedan. 

Little Orpha was rushed to Dr. Jelstrup for treatment. She was severely burned about 
her arms and legs, the skin on the palms of her hands being burned entirely away and she 
received several bums about her head. The doctor administered first aid and she was taken 
to the St. Lukes Hospital at Fargo where every care was given her. Altho she suffered 
intensely she bore up bravely to the last. She passed away at 11:30 PM. 

Mr. Qualley was also quite badly burned while rescuing his children and he also had to 
receive medical treatment. He and the other children were able to return home the same 
evening but he left the next day for the hospital for his bums and to see his child. 

Theo. Swensen, Gilbert Toppen, and a workman with the bridge gang were burned on their 
hands while putting out the fire on the children's clothing and Mr. Braaten's eyes were 
hurt by the flames. 

Mr. and Mrs. Qualley accompanied the remains of their dear child to their home Monday 
afternoon. The funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home and 

at 3^ o'clock from the Chrlstlania Church, Rev. Enderson officiated Kindred Tribune..., 

********** May 6, 1926 

INQUEST HELD on ENDEELIN KILLING 
Coroner's Jury Hears Wittnesses, Reserves Verdict for Homer 

Enderlin, ND., April 27th.,,. Six witnesses. Including Otto Glaesemann, who admitted 
he fired the shot which killed his brother-in-law, Fred Bartels, early Saturday morning, 
testified at a coroner's inquest held in the Glaesemann farm home, six miles northwest 
of here, in Cass County, today. 

Sitting calmly in a big easy chair, Mr, Glaesemann told Ell Weston and A. R. Bergeson, 
Fargo attorneys, who represented the Cass County State's attorney, H. F. Vomer, and E. F, 
Moore and John C, Ross, coroner and sheriff, respectively, of the same county, his story 
of the shooting. 

Mr, Glaesemann told of being awakened by his wife, a sister of the deceased, who told 
him she thought there was a car in the yard. "I dressed and went downstairs to get a gun, 
as there had been some small thefts on the farm," Mr, Glaesemann said. 

STORMY NIGHT 

"When I looked out in the yard, I could barely see the outlines of a car parked about 
100 feet from the front door, where I was standing. It was raining a little and it was 
darker than usual," "I started to go out to see who was in the yard and what their busi- 
ness was, but Mrs. Glaesemann stopped me saying It was dangerous to expose myself to 

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possible fire when I didn't know wbo was out there. So I stood in the doorway and shouted 
'hello,' once or twice" "When I got no answer I fired, waited a minute and fired again." 
"Then I went out and found the car, looked in the front seat and when I didn't see anybody 
there, I called into the back seat. I got no answer, so I came back to the house and 
awakened Abe Bartels, Fred's brother, who works here, and the other hired man, Wilfred 
Deloge." "The three of us got a light and went out. When we found the body, Abe rode to 
Enderlin for Dr. A. J. Ostrander." 

FAEGOANS ON JURY 

Mr. Glaesemann told the coroner's Jury, composed of three Fargoans, William Currie, 
616 Seventh St., N.; K. M. Haegen, A20 Front St., and John A. Lundquist, 1417 Eighth Ave. 
S., that he had intended "to scare whoever was in the yard, away," when he fired. He ad- 
mitted he was a good shot with a rifle, as he was considerable of a huntsman. 

Mr. Glaesemann further testified and was corroborated, that there had never been any- 
thing but friendly feeling between hijnself and his dead brother-in-law, that he hadn't 
seen nor heard from, since last Thanksgiving Day and that on previous visits to the Glaese- 
mann farm, Fred Bartels had never hesitated to come right into the house. 

Roy Peterson, son of Theodore W. Peterson, at whose undertaking parlor in this city 
the coroner's Jury viewed the body, testified that he found an unloaded revolver near Fred 
Bartels' body and that in one hand, the dead man had several cartridges. 

"NOT in RIGHT MIND" 

Gust Kemmer, farmer living two miles south of Casselton, for whom Fred Bartels was 
working at the time of his death, testified that, in his opinion the deceased was "not in 
his right mind." 

"He used to sleep in the car, sometimes, and always carried a gun, threatening to 'get' 
certain people whom he never mentioned," Mr. Kemmer said. "Fred always seemed to have an 
Idea everybody was trying to keep him doim." 

********** May 6, 1926 

LEE FOYTE WILL NOT BE HANGED FOR IDAHO CRIME 

Lee Foyte, 22, who lived in Lldgerwood as a boy and has wandered most of the time since, 
will not hang May 18th at the Idaho State Penitentiary for the murder of James Montgomery, 
Idaho rancher. Foyte was convicted of the murder and was to be hanged this week. The sup- 
reme Court of the state issued an order for postponement of the execution, pending consider- 
ation of an appeal. 

Many North Dakotans have become interested in the case since it has been learned that 
Foyte Is probably not in his right mind. He had been charged with setting fire to a straw 
stack and doing other things that showed him to be mentally unbalanced. It is maintained 
by many that Foyte should be examined and, if mentally deficient, should not be hanged for 
the murder even If gxiilty of it. 

Since his arrest on Jan. 4th, 1926, for the murder on Dec. 7th, 1925, Foyte has main- 
tained his innocence. 

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Foyte told officials at Wallace that the murder took place on Dec. 7th, the day he 
arrived at the Montgomery ranch and stopped there. He did not deny knowledge of the mur- 
der but insisted throughout the trial that Albert Timmel, known as the 'Big Swede" was the 
murderer.- 

On the strength of Foyte's story, Timmel was arrested and released on bail. His case 
was dismissed after Foyte was convicted. 

"I've been a wanderer and was a stranger when this murder took place," Foyte told off- 
icals. "Timmel promised me $3,000 next fall if I hid the body and kept still. He threat- 
ened to kill me if I didn't agree." 

Foyte's pitiful story brought him the sympathy of scores of North Dakotans and the 
letters written in his interest were intended to bring about the reprieve granted Tuesday. 

The order of the Supreme Court was served on the warden of the state penitentiary at 
Boise, according to word received from Idaho Tuesday night. 

For the time being, at least, Lee Foyte has been saved from the gallows and his att- 
orney is preparing to obtain a new trial for the youth. Later word states that while his 
attorney prepared to file a brief in support of his request for a new trial Foyte was happy 
over the reprieve granted him. Foyte's attorney has several months in which to file the 
brief. According to word from Idaho, Foyte has lost 40 pounds since his conviction, Feb. 
26th. ********** May 20, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .The John C. Pahl family are mourning the death of their infant daughter. 
She was bom Friday morning and died the following day. 

- ********** May 20, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD.... Mr. and Mrs. M. Bentson left Sunday for Minneapolis to attend the fun- 
eral of B. Bentson, a brother of Mr. Bentson. 

********** May 20, 1926 

MRS. A. H. BROWN CALLED HOME 
Beloved Pioneer Succumbs To A Lingering Illness 
Mary Coppin Brown, beloved wife of Arthur Brown, died at her home in this city on Friday, 
June 4th, after an illness extending over many months. While the end was not unexpected, 
news of her passing came as a personal bereavement to scores of friends throughout the city 
and surrounding country where she spent the greater part of her life. 

Mary Coppin, was bom in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada, on December 15th, 1873, and died 
at Hanklnson, ND, on June 4th, 1926, at the age of 52 years, 5 months and 19 days. She 
came to Dakota territory with her parents in the spring of 1882 and settled with them on 
the farm near Hanklnson where John Coppin now lives; and was in attendance at the first 
term of school when the Brightwood Independent district was formed. 

She was married to Arthur H. Brown on October 24th, 1900, and lived on a farm south 
west of town, moving to Hanklnson in the fall of 1918. After a lingering sickness of some 
months, bom with great patience and fortitude, ever showing a cheerful disposition, and 
continually abiding whatever vould be the will of God, she passed to her reward, and it Is 

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true to say: "She was not for God took her." 

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Hentz, of 
Hankinson; one sister, Mrs. Alice Baker of Wahpeton, five brothers, John George, Philip 
of Hankinson; Thomas of Bakersfield, CA. , and William of Wahpeton, ND,, and tvro half bro- 
thers, Charles and Arthur of England. 

The deceased was a devoted member of the Eastern Star and requested that her remains 
be laid to rest vltb that order. 

The funeral services were held on Monday, June 7th, After a short service at the home, 
the public service was held at the Congregational Church, these services being In charge 
of Rev. G. R. McKelth, pastor of the church. The subject of the address was "God Our Shielc 
The hymns selected were special favorites of the deceased, and sung by request. "All for 
Jesus" duet by Mrs. John Wlckman and Mrs. G. Schuett, "Just as I Am," solo by Mr. J. P. 
Tulloch, and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" by the quartette, Mrs. G. Schuett, Miss Doris 
Lea, Mr. J. P. Txilloch and Rev. G. R. McKelth. 

The body was laid to rest in the Hatiklnson Cemetery, the services being in charge of 
the Eastern Star. The floral decorations were beautiful. 

Deceased was a devoted wife, a kind and Indulgent mother and a faithful friend. In 

her death the community loses a woman of sterling worth, and the stricken family have the 

heartfelt sympathy of all. 

********** June 10, 1926 

WM. E. SPOTTEN DIES IK WEST 
Well Known Former Resident Called to Els Reward 

William E. Spotten, former Hankinson resident, died at his home in San Diego, CA., on 
Friday, June 4th. No details of his illness have been received, word of his demise coming 
in the form of a message to the officers of the Hankinson Masonic Lodge. 

Deceased was a prominent citizen of Hankinson in the early days. For a number of years 
he was superintendent of the city schools and was the first Worshipful Master of Hankinson 
Lodge No. 57, A. F. & A. M., when it was organized in 1900. He resigned his position at 
the head of the schools owing to failing health and later for a period of 18 months served 
as D. S. Collector of Customs at Portal, ND., poor health, forcing him to relinquish this 
position also.. Shortly after this, in about the year 1902 or 1903, the family moved to San 
Diego, CA., where they have since resided. Deceased is survived by his wife, who is a dau- 
ghter of the late Rev. H. E. Walker of this city. No children were ever bom to the couple 

Deceased took an active part in the organization of the local Masonic Lodge. He was a 
charter member and served as the first Master. He was raised to the Sublime Degree by Cold 
en Fleece Lodge, Fonnan, ND., on May 8th, 1896, and just the past week was granted a life 
membership certificate which was mailed to him less than 24 hours before the message arrive, 
arjiouncing his death. Two or three of the older members of the lodge had written him lette 
of congratulation at the same time. 

Deceased was about 60 years old but we regret that material for an extended obituary is 

lacking, lie was a just and upright man and a fine type of American citizenship, highly 

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regarded by all who knew him. The funeral was under Masonic auaplces at San Diego. The 
sympathy of m any old friends here goes out to the stricken widow and other relatives, 

********** June 10, 1926 

FATAL RAILROAD CROSSING ACCIDEHT 
W, J. Kurtz Killed at New Efflngton Monday Afternoon, 

Vftn, J. Kurtz, leading New Efflngton business man, was Instantly killed Monday afternoon 
when the Overland sedan which he was driving was run down by a moving boxcar on the Soo 
crossing at New Efflngton, The car was totally demolished and Mr. Kurtz, who was alone in 
the machine, sustained a broken back and other injuries that catised almost instant death. 

The only eye witness to the accident was a small boy. The train crew was switching 
and the empty boxcar was shunted west from the east side of the crossing. Sheds obstructed 
the view and whn Kurtz saw that he could not stop before reaching the track he attempted to 
climb from the car, according to the lad's story. In any event the boxcar hit the auto, 
turned it completely over and dragged it about sixty feeX, When members of the crew reachec 
the scene the auto was a complete wreck beneath the front end of the boxcar, the front 
trucks of the car had been shifted from place and the body of the unfortunate man was foxind 
underneath the boxcar and between the two sets of trucks. His back was broken and the seal] 
torn loose from the head and there were other bruises about the body. However, none of the 
car wheels passed over him. 

E. W, Green was summoned from Eankinson to prepare the body for burial. Deceased was 
about 45 years old and was three times married. Els second wife was killed in an automoblli 
accident about three years ago when Kurtz drove into a telephone pole as his car skidded. 
The couple had been married only a few days when this accident occurred, George Beebe 
and wife of Hanklnson were the other occupants of the car and all escaped serious injury 
except Mrs, Kurtz who was killed. Kurtz remarried a few months later and this wife sur- 
vives him. She left for a visit at her old home in Pennsylvania about ten days ago, ret- 
urning home via Hanklnson Wednesday evening, prostrated with the shock of the tragedy. 

Kurtz was one of New Efflngton 's leading business men, conducting a meat market and gro 
eery store with delivery wagons covering the outlying country. He was a hard worker and 
reputed to be prospering. ********** June 10, 1926 

PAIRMODNT NEWS.... Gust Olson went to Siren, WI., on Thursday of last week In response 
to a telegram announcing the death of his mother. He returned home Wednesday morning. 

********** June 10, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD Last Sxmday a young man named Ewlng, was drowned in Clear Lake. He and 

another young man got into a row boat and attempted to cross the lake when the waves were 
running high and the boat capsized. Another man on the shore, seeing their boat turn over, 
got a boat and went out to rescue them. Ewlng sank before he could reach him. The other 
man was rescued. ********** June 17, 1926 



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AUGUST BERGMAN DIED TUESDAY 
Former Hanklnson Citizen Passes Away at Wahpeton 

August Bergman, former Hanklnson resident and vldely known throughout the county, 
died at Wahpeton, Tuesday at 2 P.M. from peritonitis which followed an operation for 
appendicitis ten days prior to his death. The appendix was ruptured before an operat- 
ion could be performed and while Mr. Bergman made a brave fight for life, the odds were 
too great and he passed away quietly as above stated. 

Deceased has been a resident of Richland County for 37 years, coming to the vicinity 
of Stiles when a lad of fifteen years. He would have been 52 years old had he lived until 
next December. He engaged in the mercantile business at Seymour (now known as Stiles) 
under the firm name of Bergman and Mack, and later resided for several years at Lldgerwood. 

He was married to Mary Gerezek and of that marriage there are two surviving children, 
one son, William, of Wahpeton, and one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Benolt, also of Wahpeton. 
About the year 1900 the family moved to Hanklnson where Mr. Bergman was employed by John 
R. Jones for some time and later clerked in the general store of Llndeke Kjelstrup & Co. 

A democrat in politics, Mr. Bergman took an active part in political affairs and was 
four times elected clerk of the district court for this county, retiring voluntarily at 
the end of eight years of service. He then became cashier of the Wahpeton State Bank 
which position he held at the time of his death. Two years ago last spring he was elected 
mayor of Wahpeton, and was reelected in April of this year without opposition. He had many 
friends thru out the county and news of his untimely death came as a great shock to every- 
one^ The sorrowing wife and family have the sincere sympathy of all in their great loss. 

Other surviving relatives include one married sister residing in Minneapolis: four 
brothers, Jerry of Forado, MK., Herman of Kulm, ND., William of Minneapolis and Henry of 
Norwood, MN. Another brother, Fred died about three years ago. 

The funeral will be held in Wahpeton on Saturday morning with services in charge of 
Rev. Father Jande of that city. Interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery near that 
city. ********** June 24, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Macheel, Miss Ema and Mrs. J. E. Rahn attended the funeral services 
held at the Lutheran Church at Lldgerwood Tuesday, for Albert Wohlwend, Jr., 9 year Old 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wohlwend of Lldgerwood. The lad died Sunday after a long period 
of illness. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. 

********** June 24, 1926 

TWO DEAD WHEN CAR HITS BUS 
Five Others Injured When Car Crashes Into Rail Bus Near Valley 
Ragged automobile curtains, flapping before a strong wind are believed responsible for 
the death of Claude Bennett and his wife of Wllmot and the serious injuries of five other 
occupants of the car when their automobile crashed into the side of a motor rail bus bet- 
ween Browns Valley and Beardsley Friday morning. 

In the car at the time of the accident were Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and two children and 

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Mrs. Bennett's sister, Mrs. W. C. Crandall, and three children, of Menahga, MN. Mr. Benn- 
ett was killed instantly and Mrs. Bennett passed away enroute to the Graceville Hospital. 
Two of the Crandall children, Alice and Bemice, aged A and 10, were seriously injured and 
it was doubtful if they would live for a time but they are now said to be recovering nice- 
ly. Luveme and Clifford Bennett, aged 7 and 5 years, were severely bruised and shaken up. 
Of the eight people in the car the only one to escape injury was 2 year old Lloyd Crandall, 
who was sitting between the Bennetts in the front seat. 

The dead and injured were immediately taken to Browns Valley, where first aid was ren- 
dered and the more seriously injured were then taken to the Graceville Hospital. 

The occupants of the auto, a Ford touring car, seem unable to give an accurate account 
of the happening and as the crossing is completely open with nothing to obstruct the view, 
the occurence is difficult to explain. It is believed, however, that the occupants of the 
car did not see the motor rail bus until they struck it. There is little doubt but that 
the torn side curtains flapped by the strong wind were responsible for the fatal accident. 
SISSETON COURIER.... ********** July 8, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD. ...B. Horowitz, one of the merchants of this city, died at his home, Friday 
afternoon after an illness of several months. The cause of his death was a cancerous tumor. 

********** July 8, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne and their daughters. Fern and Fay, returned Saturday from 
VTells, MN., where they were called by the death of Mrs. Payne's mother, Mrs. Nelson. The 
funeral was held on Tuesday. ********** July 8, 1926 

5 YEAR OLD BOY KILLED by AUTO 
Son of Mr, and Mrs. Westby Newby Victim at Fairmount 

George Newby, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Westby Newby of Fairmount, was fatally 
injured at 6:30 Monday evening when he was run over by an automobile driven by Harold 
Solsrud, young son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Solsrud, formerly of Hankinson, on the streets of 
Fairmount. No blame attaches to the driver of the car as the accident was unavoidable. 

The little lad was playing with other children on the sidewalk near his home when his 
father drove by homeward bound. The child ran out and climbed on the running board of the 
car. Playmates called to him that he had left some toys on the sidewalk. George leaped 
from the running board to the ground just as the Solsrud car tried to pass from behind. 
The wheels of the car passed over his neck and he sustained a broken neck, dying a couple 
of miles out of Wahpeton as he was being rushed to that place for medical aid. 

Both cars were going at a moderate rate of speed and no blame attaches to anyone for the 
deplorable accident. Mrs. Solsrud, who was in the seat beside the driver, was the first to 
alight. She picked up the injured boy and the father was beside her a moment later, stating 
without hesitation that no one was responsible for the tragedy. 

George was a loveable little chap, not yet five years of age and the only child of his 
parents. The unfortunate tragedy has cast a gloom over the entire community. 

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon. July 15, 1926 

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FAIFMOUNT BDSINESS MAN DEAD 

George Foran, 35, engaged In operating a meat market at Falrmoxmt, died Monday after- 
noon from Internal erysipelas. He leaves a wife but no children. 

Deceased located in Falrmount about 2 years ago, coming from LaMoure, ND., and the body 

was taken to that place for burial. A number of Falrmount people attended the funeral 

which was held on Wednesday. ^^.^^^^^^^^ . ., - 

•^ ********** July 15^ 1926 

FRED WILM KILLED THIS AFTERNOON 
Prominent Farmer Is Victim of Mower Accident Thursday 

Fred Wllm, prominent Elma Township farmer, died late this afternoon from injuries sus- 
tained when his team ran away in the hay field. The unfortunate man fell beneath the sic- 
kle and his left arm was badly mangled. He bled to death before medical aid could be sum- 
moned. 

Fred was working in the hay field when a wind storm came up. The rack from a wagon was 
blown against the mover, frightening the team which started to run. Fred grabbed the lines 
but was thrown down and fell under the sickle. The team ran home, and it was some time be- 
fore the accident was discovered. When found the left arm was dangling and bleeding prof- 
usely.... in fact the victim died within a short time. Dr. Ryan was hastily summoned but of 
course the victim was beyond human aid. 

Mr. Wllm was one of the leading farmers of this section. He was a prosperous and hard 
working man and Is survived by the wife and a large family of children. He was widely knowi 
throughout this section. The terrible accident came as a shock to his many friends. 

While well fixed financially, Mr. Wilm decided to take out some life insurance a few 
weeks ago and a $5,000 policy written at the time has been in effect but a brief period 

of time. ********** ,,. ,„„, 

July 15, 1926 

HANKINSON YOUTH DIES TUESDAY 
Was 111 Several Months, Funeral Will Be Held Friday 

Harry Robert Draeger died at his home in Hankinson Tuesday morning at the age of eighteei 
from pulminary tuberculosis, after several months of Illness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Julius Draeger of this city. 

The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Meier. At 1 PM services will 
be held at the home, and the church service will be held at 2 PM, in the German Lutheran 
Church. The pallbearers will be Kerinit Oliver, Miles Lea, Raymond Hoist, Edward Granell, 
Amey and Raymond Wendt. 

Harry Draeger was bom in Hankinson on August Slst, 1907. He attended the grade school 
here and was graduated from the Hankinson High School in the class of 1925. For the past 
year he was employed as clerk in Chicago and attended night school in that city, studying 
for a degree in electrical engineering. 

His sister, Mrs. Fitzgerald and his brother, Paul, of Chicago came Thursday to attend 
the funeral. 

The death of this young man, the pride and joy of his parents, brothers and sisters... 

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and who was highly respected and esteemed by the people of Hanklnson for the many manly 
qualities possessed, has cast a shadow of gloom over the community. The passing of a 
young man just at the entrance of life with all his future usefulness before him. Is part- 
icularly sad; especially a youth such as Harry Draeger, who was striving to prepare himself 

for a worthy career. 

********** July 15^ 1926 

OBITUARY - MRS. TEWES 

Mrs. Karoline Wilhelmlna Tewes, died Monday evening July 19th at the home of her son- 
in-law, Augiist Hoefs, of this city, at the ripe old age of 98 years. The past six months 
Mrs. Tewes was bedridden, up until that time she was in full possession of her physical 
faculties and her mental faculties were as keen as ever. 

Mrs. Tewes was bom in Ljmnhagen, Germany on March 1st, 1828, emigrating to the United 
States in 1870. She moved from Wisconsin to North Dakota and has been making her home with 
her daughter Mrs. August Hoefs, who is the only child who survives her. 

The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Lutheran Church, 
Rev. Klausler delivering the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

The attendance at the funeral was large and a profusion of beautiful flowers marked the 
final act of a long and happy life, filled with usefulness and good deeds. 

********** July 22, 1926 

L. A. FOELTZ DIES SUDDENLY 
. Stricken with A Heart Attack Friday Morning at Breakfast Table 

Ludwlg A. Foeltz, living seven miles east of Hanklnson, died last Friday, July 16th. 
Death came Instantly as he was sitting at the breakfast table. The day previous Mr. Foeltz 
had assisted in the hay field, and it is believed that the excessive heat brought about the 
heart attack. About a week previous the Foeltz home was struck by lightning, the bolt pass- 
ed through the kitchen and on to the bam where it killed a horse. Mr. Foeltz was severely 
shocked at this time, but seemed to recover at once. This shock is now believed to have 
been a contributing cause of his death. 

The morning of his death he was eating breakfast when the attack came. Attempting to 
arise, he fell back into the arms of his son.... dead. 

The funeral was held Sunday at the Emanuel's Evangelical Church, Rev. Meier delivering 
the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Evangelical Cemetery. 

Mr. Foeltz was an early settler in Greendale township. His death leaves his wife; five 
sons, August, Robert, George, William and Henry; two daughters, Lena and Martha, to mourn 
the loss of a loving father, and husband. Other relatives are: a brother, Charles of Can- 
ada; brother Ernest of Germany; nephews Otto Voeltz of Hanklnson, Wm. and August Voeltz of 
this community; nieces: Mrs. Fred Falk of Hanklnson, Mrs. John Hentz, Mrs. Joe Nelson, Mrs. 
Emma Sherman, living near the city. 

********** July 22, 1926 

MRS. DENNSTEDT'S BROTHER DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Mrs. Wm. Dennstedt returned Thursday from a two week's visit at St. Paul, Minneapolis, 

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Farmlngton and Wilmar, MN. She had been called to Minneapolis by the death of her brother, 
H. A. Norman, which occurred on Thursday, July Ist. Mr. Norman was well known throughout 
the state of North Dakota, having at one time been state bank Inspector. Following is a 
brief account of his death taken from the Willmar Tribune: 

"Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Norman, Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Peterson left on Monday for Minneapolis 
to attend the ftmeral of Mr. Harry A. Norman, youngest son of Mr. Norman. H. A. Norman 
held the position of National Bank Examiner with headquarters at Chicago and was enjoying 
part of his vacation at Lake Independence where he was stricken on Thursday morning. He 
leaves to mourn him, his wife, daughter Elizabeth and son Harry, Jr., his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. 0. A. Norman, brothers, Wm. 0. Norman of Minneapolis, J. A. Norman of Staples, E. 0. 
Sorenson of Virginia, Sisters Mrs. 0. F. Hanson of Farmlngton, MN. , Mrs. W. C. Dennstedt of 
Hanklnson, ND., Mrs. D. S. Thompson of San Diego, CA., Mrs. C. W. Carlson of St. Paul and 
Mrs. Paul E. Peterson of Willmar." 

He was 44 years of age at the time of his death. "He and his family were expected to 
visit here this week, after which they were going to move to Indiana. They have resided 
in Minneapolis for the past 4 years. Services were held at Lakewood Chapel Tuesday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock. 

********** July 22, 1926 

MAN KILLED at WENDELL 
Head and One Shoulder on One Side of Track, Body on the Other Side 

Les Schmidt, of Glenwood, was killed Instantly at Wendell Tuesday by Soo train 21, a 
west bound through freight. He was thrown underneath the wheels and his body severed; one 
shoulder, with head attached, was found on one side of the track, and his body on the other 
side. An older brother witnessed the accident. 

It appears that the Schmidt brothers left Glenwood Tuesday morning with the intention 
of going to North Dakota to seek work. They bought tickets to Kensington, and got off then 
Then they walked to Wendell, according to the story of the older brother. They had planned 
to catch a ride on some train, and while at Wendell a through freight came along. It was 
traveling fast.... too fast the brothers concluded, to get aboard. The train had nearly 
passed when Leo suddenly concluded that the train had slowed up somewhat and made the eff- 
ort to catch_pn. His brother called to him not to do so, but he either did not hear or 
gave no heed to the warning. 

Leo grabbed the fourth car from the caboose. The wheels of all the cars following, 
apparently ran across his body, which was completely severed. There is a star shaped 
wound on his forehead, but otherwise his face is not disfigured. His clothing, including 
his underwear, was ripped on one side; even the silver money in his pocket was strewn about 

The dead man is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters who live in Glen- 
wood, to which place the remains were sent for burial. It was reported that he was a mem- 
ber of the M.W.A. lodge at Waubon, and that he also had other life insurance. 

Dr. Reeve, coronor, and R. J. Stromme, county attorney, were called to Wendell, but 
there was nothing in connection with the accident that required their services . ELBOW 

LAKE HERALD. ********** ju^y 22. 1926 

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OBITUARY 

Fred Wllm, who was killed In an accident last Thursday on Ms farm six miles south of 
Hanklnson, was bom in Mlllvllle, MN. , In 1871 and was fifty five years and one month old 
at the tine of his death. 

Mr. Wllm came to North Dakota about twenty five years ago and was married to Miss Eliz- 
abeth Schllitz who died twenty years ago. To this union four children were bom: Mrs. Fay 
Curtis of Kellogg, MN; Freddie Wllm; Mrs. Theodore Erlckson of Murdock; and Miss Francis 
Wllm. 

In 1910, Mr. Wllm married Miss Elizabeth Marks of Germany. The five children bom to 
them were: John, Prlscllla, Mathilda, Ralph and Melvln. The brothers and sisters who are 
left to mourn his death are Mrs. Wm. Farber of Long Prairie, MN., Mrs. Frank Gruenther, 
Parkers Prairie; Mrs. Herman Booze; Mrs. John Van Den Bash, Springfield, IL., Mrs. John 
Bjerkebek, Rothsay, MN.; Mike Wllm, Parkers Prairie; Joe Wllm, Browns Valley; Math Wllm, 
Montana; Gust Wllm, Eansboro, ND. 

The funeral services were held Monday at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Studnlcka preach- 
ing the sermon. The Catholic Order of Foresters had charge of the services. 

The relatives from a distance who were present at the services were Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Guenther, Mr. and Mrs. John Bjerkebek, Mrs. Herman Boose, Mrs. William Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman Patzerwald of Garfield, MN., and Martin Wllm. 

Mr. Wllm was one of the most prosperous farmers of the vicinity having amassed consider- 
able property by his Industry and frugality. His death leaves a void in the community life 
which cannot be easily filled. The large attendance at the funeral and the profusion of 
beautiful flowers attest to the high esteem in which Mr. Wllm was held. 

********** July 22, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Al. Oliver, Mrs. Goldsmith and W. C. Oliver drove to Devils 

Lake, ND., last Thursday called by the Illness and death of a brother, John Oliver. They 
arrived in time to talk with him before his death. He was one of the early settlers of 
the Devils Lake country and was one of the highly respected and substantial farmers of that 
locality. The RECORD extends the sympathy of the entire community to the bereaved relative 

********** July 29, 1926 

DEATH OF FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT 

The following account of the death of Mrs. Julia Lisk is taken from the Yakima (WA.) 
Record. Mrs. Lisk was an early settler of this community and a number of pioneers of Rich- 
land County remember her. Relatives still live at Stirum, ND. 

"News of the death of Mrs. Julia Lisk, 73 years old, at the Veterans Home at Restil 
on Wednesday afternoon, was received by her relatives at Yakima yesterday morning. Mrs. 
Lisk made her home in Yakima for 16 years. She had been at Restil for about three years. 
Mrs. Lisk was a member of Cosgrove Circle of the Daughters of G.A.R. and was also a mem- 
ber of the Women's Relief corps. She belonged to the First Evangelical Church of Yakima. 

A daughter, Mrs. Mary Eklund, lives in Yakima. Other family members are Ruth Fischer 
of Seattle, Levi Lisk of Stirum, ND., and Byron Lisk of Restil. Funeral services will be 

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held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. J. H. Soltman preaching the sennon. The 
Women's Relief Corps service will be used. Shaw and Sons are In charge of the arrange- 
ments." ********* * August 5, 1926 
BROTHER OF MRS. E. OILMAN DIES FRIDAY: FDNERAL HERE 

E. T. Famum, brother of Mrs. E. Oilman, Falrmoxint, died in Wisconsin on Friday, and 
his body was brought to Fainnount for burial Sunday, the funeral taking place from the 
Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Mr. Famum was an uncle of Mrs. Harvey 
Leathert and has made his home here with them for a number of years before going to Wis- 
consin in the spring. The deceased had been a sufferer from heart trouble and this was 
the cause of his death at the age of more than seventy years. 

********** August 5, 1926 

NICHOLAS DIFFERDING FUNERAL HELD MONDAY 

The Rev. Father Bleren officated at the funeral of Nicholas Dlfferding on Monday morn- 
ing at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The young man contracted tuberculosis four years 
ago, and at the advice of physicians was sent to Arizona, In the hope of regaining his 
health, but it was of no avail. The dread disease had taken hold of him and claimed him 
as its victim in spite of all that care and climate could do. 

"Nick" was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dlfferding to die within three years, 
a daughter, 15 having died in September of 1923. 

********** August 5, 1926 

Mrs. A. K. Thompson left last Wednesday for Erdahl, MN., to attend the funeral of her 
sister. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Gilbertson left Monday for Erdahl. 

********** August 5, 1926 

MRS . FORAN CHARGED IrtTH MURDER 
Arrested Last Friday at Falrmount for the Poisoning of Her Husband 
RELEASED UNDER $15,000 BONDS WHICH WERE FURNISHED BY FAIRMOUNT BUSINESS MEN, PRELIMINARY 

HEARING FRIDAY, AUGUST 27th 
FAIRMOUNT, ND., Aug. 18th Mrs. Alma Belle Foran of this city, who will have a pre- 
liminary hearing at Wahpeton, August 27th, on a charge of killing her husband by adminis- 
tering arsenic poison, suffered a nervotos breakdown late yesterday and Is confined to her 
bed today with a trained nurse In attendance. 

Her condition was described by her mother, Mrs. George Thelmer of Huron, SD., as serious 
but not critical, and is ascribed to nervousness due to worry over the charge confronting 
her. 

Mrs. Anna Belle Foran, 22 year old widow, was arrested, charged with the murder of her 
husband, George Foran, 35, a butcher, at her home in Falrmount, ND., 14 miles east of here 
Friday morning, August 13th. It is alleged she administered poison. 

The arrest was made by Sheriff R. V. McMichael shortly before 11 AM., and by noon the 
former nurse was in the county jail at Wahpeton. The complaint charging her with the mur- 
der was sworn to Thursday night by Joseph Foran, Aberdeen, SD., grocer, a brother of the 

alleged poison victim. 

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Mrs. Foran, they said did not wish to accompany her husband on a trip to his home in 
La Moure and the visit vaa not made. 

During Mr. Foran's Illness, prior to July 1st, when he entered the hospital at Lldger- 
wood where he died July 11th, Mrs. Foran urged him to see a physician, her friends said. 
Special investigators headed by Allen C. Lungren, former Minneapolis newspaper man and now 
an investigator in the office of the county attorney of Hennepin County, MN., are contin- 
uing their inquiry among friends, neighbors and relatives of the dead man and his prisoner 
widow in efforts to learn a possible, motive for the alleged murder. 

Last Friday afternoon fifteen Fairmount business men followed Sheriff McMlchael and his 
prisoner, Mrs. Foran, to Wahpeton. With the aid of Attorney W. E. Purcell, attorney for 
Mrs. Foran, they arranged for her arraignment before Justice Bumson, who granted a contin- 
uance of the case to August 27th at 10 AM. Bond was fixed at $15,000. The twelve Fair- 
mount business men who are sureties on the bond are: Dr. N. H. Greenman, C. E. Thompson, 
John Bolton, C. E. Weatherbee, Peter Mergens, J. Bostrom, E. J. Hurley, Barney Stoffel, 
C. E. Ballard, J. A. Hardy, W. E. Blankenberg, present owner of the Foran meat market, 
and L. N. Abbott. 

Evidence that will be produced by the state to support the charge of first degree murder 
that has been lodged against Alma Belle Foran, 22 year old widow of George Foran, Fairmount 
meat dealer, will be purely circumstantial. 

At least, such is the present prospect, as the state proceeded to a new angle in devel- 
oping the cause of Foran's death by ordering a second analysis of the contents of Foran's 

stomach. 

Wednesday, Sheriff McMlchael was dispatched to Grand Forks, to obtain that part of the 
liver, kidneys and stomach of the dead man not used in tests conducted at the Dnlv. Of ND. , 
to determine the presence of poison, to deliver them to Dr. E. Y. Bell, of the Univ. of 
Minnesota, for an entirely new analysis. 

STATE TAKES ACTION 

This step was announced by the state Tuesday, following the announcement earlier by the 
defense that it would ask that Foran's body be again examined for the purpose of having 

Dr. Bell make tests. 

Assuming that the second test substantuates the findings of the original test, then it 
will be for the state in the preliminary hearing on Aug. 27th, to go forward with the pre- 
sentation of such evidence as it may have, in the event that cousel for the widow continue 
the policy now in effect, that of forcing the state to show its hand. 

In making the decision, announced by States Attorney Lounsbury after it was learned 
from the Univ. of ND., that a part of the liver, kidneys and stomach of the dead man still 
is intact and fit for analysis, the state took the Initative in the matter of ascertaining 
the contents of Foran's abdomen. The defense planned to send the viscera to Dr. Bell, Sen. 
W. E. Purcell. Mrs.'s Foran's counsel announced following the arraignment and released on 

$15,000 bonds Friday. 

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When Sheriff McMlchael read the warrant for her arrest, Mrs. Foran fainted and Dr. N. 
H. Greeninan, a Falrmount physician, was called to revive her. She was able then to hear 
the warrant read and submitted to another warrant which granted the sheriff to search the 
house. The search warrant was issued by B. A. Bumson, Wahpeton Justice of the Peace. 

MEDICINE SEIZED 

During the search of the house by Sheriff McMlchael and Deputies C. A. Welch and George 
Swenson, medicine, capsules and a hypodermic needle were seized. They were brought to the 
office of States Attorney C. E. Lounsbury and according to that official, will be kept with 
other evidence compiled by him and his investigators during the three weeks secret investi- 
gation which preceded the official probe, announced Thursday. 

In the secret inquiry, which began July 26th at LaMoure, a coroner's jury and officials 
at the request and in the presence of Joseph Foran, exhumed the body from the Catholic 
Cemetery, where it was interred on July 14th. The grave was opened in the darkness of 
midnight after the party had driven to the cemetery in lightless automobiles. 

SWORN TO SECRECY 

Everybody concerned was sworn to secrecy and the viscera removed in an autopsy perform- 
ed by Dr. G. R. Ribble, La Moure County Coroner, and Dr. Benjamin Thane, Wahpeton, was 
sent to the University of North Dakota for analysis by Dr. G. A. Abbot, state chemist. 

Dr. Abbot's report, read to the coroner's jury of La Moure men Thursday, stated that 
"enough arsenic and morphine to kill" had been found in the abdomen of the Falrmount but- 
cher. The jury then returned its long delayed verdict, declaring that George Foran "met 
death- by felonious administration of poison." 

FORMER NURSE 

Mrs. Foran, a former student nurse in St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha, and one time drug 
clerk in a Valley City Pharmacy, was surprised by Sheriff McMlchael Thursday when he summ- 
oned her from her Falrmount home for questioning by State's Attorney Lounsbury, She had 
not known of the investigation started upon request of Joseph Foran, she said, and denied 
any knowledge of her husband having been poisoned. 

She was represented at the questioning by Sen. W. E. Purcell, who announced he had been 
retained by her friends and relatives. Senator Purcell said today he had not known of the 
investigation until Mrs. Foran was brought in for questioning. After the grilling, in 
which Mrs. Foran was the only person interrogated, she and Senator Purcell left the state's 
attorney's office together. 

NEIGHBORS DOUBT STORY. 

In Falrmount, where Mrs. Foran lived with her butcher husband for two years, many friends 
and neighbors do not believe Mrs. Foran guilty. The couple were happy throughout their 
married life and but one disagreement was known to have occured since George Foran brought 
his bride to Falrmount from Huron, where they were married two years ago. 

The disagreement mentioned by Mrs. Foran 's friends, who insist the butcher was ill for 
a month before July Ist, when he was first given medical attention, was one over Mr. Foran's 
family, 

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"The state desires to have a checkup on the report of the first chemist who analyzed 
the viscera of George Foran," Mr. Lounabury said. 

"The state, therefore is taking the Inltatlve In the matter, and Is sending the viscera 
to Dr. Bell for analysis, as the defense planned to do." 

Mr. Lounsbury revealed also, that the Investigation conducted by him and his assistants 
and Investigators shoved that the estate of George Foran, Including the butcher shop In 
Falrmount, which Mrs. Foran sold recently, amounted to some $12,000. The first report was 
that Mrs. Foran was left $2,000 by her husband, whom she is alleged to have poisoned. 

"Our witnesses. Including Joseph Foran, who began the Investigation and who swore to 
the complaint charging his sister-in-law with murder, are ready to appear at the prelim- 
inary hearing before A. G. Bumson, Justice of the Peace, here on Aug. 27th." Mr. Lounsbury 
said. DEFENSE STARTS INQUIRY 

Meanwhile, Senator Purcell, defense cousel has been conducting an investigation of his 
own. He announced that the death certificate of George Foran stated that the Falrmount 
butcher had died of trichinosis, or "pork disease," whereas the illness of the deceased 
first had been diagnosed as "pneumonia." 

FATHER READY to DEFEND HER 

HURON, SD., Aug. 17th.... I have every confidence in Alma Belle's innocence, I can't 
understand it." 

This was the feeling of George F. Theimer, 706 Beach Ave, over the arrest of his dau- 
ghter, Mrs. Alma Belle Foran, formerly of Huron, who is under $15,000 bond at Wahpcton, 
charged with poisoning her husband, George Foran of Falrmount. 

"Why, she couldn't wait imtll she got back home to George when she was on a visit to 
Huron shortly before her husband died," Mr. Theimer said. 

"Of course I believe she is innocent of the crime of which she is charged. I am at a 
loss for the reason for her arrest. She didn't do it, I am sure. For one thing, she thou- 
ght too much of her husband, and in the second place, Anna Belle couldn't do a thing like 
that," the father said. 

Huron friends of Mrs . Foran were rallying to her support . They recalled that Mrs . Foran 
who was married in Huron two years ago, was home on a visit recently, and that she could 
hardly bear to be away from her husband. 

"I never saw a happier couple," declared Mrs. Charles A. Ashmun, 730 Beach Ave., who 
attended the funeral of Mr. Foran which was held at La Moure, July lAth. 

"I remember Alma Belle when she was here for a visit two weeks before her husband's 
death," Mrs. Ashmun said today. "She wanted to get back to him and I never saw anyone 
appear happier over her married life." Mrs. Ashmun added. Mr. Ashmun substantiated his wif. 

"We believe she is innocent." he said. 

TELLS of QUARREL 

Joseph Foran, who assisted in exhuming the body of the alleged poison victim, from the 

La Moure Catholic Cemetery, testified at the inquest that his sister-in-law had quarreled 

with his mother, with whom "she never got along," over some life insurance of the dead man. 

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"It was on the night of the funeral that she asked my mother to turn over the $1,000 
life insurance of which mother was the beneficiary," Joseph Foran is said to have testified. 

According to the testimony, the elder Mrs. Foran said she did not want to think of the 
matter at that time, as she was too grieved over her son's death. 

"Then Alma Belle got mad, walked out of the house in a rage, fainted out in front and 
had to be carried in," the testimony continues, Mr. Lounsbury said. 

Joseph Foran also testified, it is said, that in the hospital just before George Foran 
died, the latter 's wife expressed the wish that her sick husband "would die suddenly." 
When he did pass away, the testimony continues, she said, "I'm glad he's gone." and, leaving 
the death bed, remarked, "I'm glad I sent the check to pay his insurance premiums the other 
day." 

Frank Foran corroborated his brother's testimony regarding the quarrel between the widow 
and the mother of George Foran on the night of the funeral his testiscny at the inquest 
shows. George Foran 's widow was left some $2,000, he said. 

MRS. FORAN DENIES CHARGE 

Mrs. Foran emphatically denies having expressed satisfaction at the death of her husband 
or of having said the things alleged to have said. She is reported to have been ill from 
the shock for some time after the death of Mr. Foran and under the care of a nurse. Fair- 
mount friends support her story that she and her husband were strongly affectionate. Her 
friends also refer to the fact that Mr. Foran was not under her care while at the hospital. 

STATE IS RELUCTANT 

In making public the investigation of three weeks of secrecy. States Attorney Lounsbury 
issued a statement in which he declared the state is proceeding 'reluctently and regretfull; 
in the matter opened at the request of "Joseph Foran and other relatives of the deceased." 

"Arsenic was found in the stomach of George Foran by the state chemist; he died of arsen 
and the state is going to endeavor by whose had," Mr. Lounsbury declared. 

"It will spare no effort to prove that poison administered to George Foran caused his 
death. Its case is based upon the definite report of Dr. Abbot, state chemist, that in 
the stomach, liver, and kidneys of George Foran arsenic and morphine were found in quanitie 
sufficient to kill." 

********** August 19, 1926 

ENDERLIN MAN DIES IN SPILL 

MINOT, ND., AUG. 17th.... S. N. Woodruff of Enderlin, ND., retired master mechanic for 
the Minnesota division of the Soo Line, was killed yesterday near Minot, in an automobile 
accident, R. W. Pence, coroner of Ward County, found. 

Mr. Woodruff, driving with his wife enroute to Outlook, MT., from his home in Enderlin, 
apparently lost control of his sedan which plunged from the highway down a 20 foot bank 
remaining upright at the bottom of the descent. The violence of the impact when the mach- 
ine struck the new level is believed to have resulted in Mr. Woodruff's death. The auto 
continued for 75 yards into a cornfield before coming to a complete halt. 

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The widow informed Mr. Pence that Mr." Woodruff had toppled over against the steering 
wheel after striking the bottom of the grade, and said that until the car plunged from 
the sandy road she had noticed nothing wrong with her husband. 

********** August 19, 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Womer received a message this evening that their little grandson, 
Harry Kelsey, drowned in the lake near Virginia, MN, , Thursday afternoon. He is the son 
of Mr. and. Mrs. H. C. Kelsey, Mrs. Kelsey was formerly Miss Nora Womer. 

********** August 26, 1926 

FORAN'S BODY AGAIN EXHUMED 
University of Minn. Chemist Makes Analysis for Defense 

WAHPETON, ND., Aug. 31st.... That the body of George Foran, Fainnount butcher, for whose 
death his widow. Alma Belle Foran, 22, is to be arraigned here next Tuesday, has been exhum 
ed a third time was revealed here on Monday. 

The third exhumation was staged by defense counsel, armed with an order from Judge Char- 
les E. Wolfe of the Richland County district court, on Thursday. The counsel. Sen. W. E. 
Purcell and J. A. Heder, were accompanied by Dr. E. D. Brown, assistant professor of pharm- 
acology at the Univ. of "Minn. Dr. Brown obtained part of the viscera and is now at work 
on It in Minneapolis, 

Meantime, Dr. G. A. Abott, state chemist at the Univ. of ND., whose first analysis in 
which he reported he had foimd "arsenic and morphine sufficient to kill" in the liver, 
kidneys and stomach of Foran, resulted in the lodging of a first degree murder charge again 
St tHe young widow, is rechecking his findings. Dr. Abbott is at work on parts of the 
viscera obtained in a second night exhumation by the state last Wednesday. 

At that time C. E. Lounsbury , the Richland County States Attorney, assembeled the La- 
Moure County Coroner's jury and staged the exhumation. 

********** September 2, 1926 

GREAT BEND PIONEER DIES 
Henrietta Westphal Passes to Her Reward Friday 
Henrietta Westphal died at the home of her daughter at Great Bend on August 27th. She 
was bom in Germany, on June 22nd, 1854. She came to the United States at the age of 18, 
and in 1878 was married to Charles F. Mielke, locating in Wisconsin. 

In 1882, the family moved to Femey, SD. Her husband died in 1906 and a daughter in 190 
In 1909 she was married to August Westphal, who died in 1918. The children are left to 
mourn the loss of a loving mother. The surviving children are: Robert, George, Rudolph 
and Charles Mielke, of Femey, SD. ; Henry Mielke of Fargo; Mrs. Paul Voss, Andover, SD., Mr 
H. Dixon, Minneapolis; Mrs. C. T. Heln, Sheldon, ND., Mrs. R. Mittag of Great Bend. 

The funeral services were held Sunday, August 29th, at the Evangelical church at Great 
Bend, Rev. E. J. Schroeder officiating. Interment was made at Femey, SD, on Monday. 

Mrs. Westphal had attained the age of 72 years and two months, and was one of the pion- 
eer settlers of this vicinity. 

********** September 2, 1926 

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EARLY PIONEER DIES YESTERDAY 
Herman Procknow, Early Settler In This Vicinity Dies Wednesday 

Herman Procknow, one of Hanklnson's early settler, died at his home, Wednesday after- 
noon of chronic sugocardltis, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 24 days. 

He was bom on March 9th, 1856 at Kirchelm, Washington County, WI., and in 1882, moved 
to North Dakota, where he took up a homestead, northwest of Hankinson. In 1915 he retired 
and took up his residence in Hankinson. He was married to Miss Wllhelmina Bladow, who sur- 
vives him. The children living are: Alfred, Irvin, Herman, Theodore and Arthur, Mrs. Anna 
Schley of Reeder, ND., Mrs. Adella Seldler of Great Bend and Miss Laura Procknow, who lives 
at home. 

The funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5th. The services at home will take 
place at 2:30 and the church services at three o'clock at the German Lutheran Church, Rev. 
Klausler officiating. 

The pall-bearers will be: William Wurl, Herman Kumper, Albert Bladow, Charles Bladow, 
August Bladow, and Albert Hoefs. 

********** September 2, 1926 

TRANSIENT DISAPPEARS, FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED 
Bones Found in Burned Strawplle Are Supposed to Be Those of the Missing Man 

Stories have been current for the past week relative to the disappearance of a transient 
laborer known as "Ohio," in Bale Township, Ransom County. 

Bones found In a burned strawplle on the Ames farm north of Gwinner shortly after the 
disappearance of the man called "Ohio" and other circumstantial evidence led the authorltle 
of Ransom County to investigate. 

At the present time the entire affair is shrouded in mystery. We are Informed, however, 
that the remains of the bones found in the strawplle were sent to Fargo to be analyzed and 
they have been pronounced human bones. 

Shortly after the disappearance of "Ohio',' about three weeks ago, some of his friends 
made Inquiries as to his whereabouts. Stories explaining his absence at once became curren- 
but they did not tally. Sheriff E. Conklln and States Attorney Chas. E. Ego of Ransom 
County, traced these stories to their source. 

"Ohio," it is reported, was a member of a booze-running gang and was well known to have 
had several hundred dollars in cash on his person at the time of his disappearance. 
KILNOR TELLER ********** September 2, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON RECORD A child was bom to Dr. and Mrs. Wolfe on Sunday. We regret 

to learn that the little one died the same day. The parents have the sympathy of all in 

their bereavement. 

********** September 2, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR Louis and Joe Slablk received a telegram from Indepence, OT., 

announcing that their sister was seriously ill, but she passed away a few hours before 
they arrived there. ********** September 2, 1926 

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BANDIT KILLED in BRECK. HOLD-UP 
Second Man Is In Jail While Officers Hunt For Tvro Others 

Breckenridge , MN. , Sept. 4th.... Stepping out of his role as a "sullen bandit" Eddie 
"Kid" Moore, 18, of Baton Rouge, LA., today told Wilkin County Officials of his part in 
the holdup of the Stratford Hotel Billiard Parlor here last night and aided in identifying 
his "partner" who was shot and killed in the atteinpted robbery. 

Moores told his story after a sleepless night in the county jail, and a weird story it 
was. When he finally ceased his sulking attitude, during which he refused to tell Sheriff 
James Fitzgerald anything but his name and address, Moores told the story of his life. 

The southerner, held on a grand larceny charge, said he had known his "partner" but a 
few hours when they held up the pool room. "His name is Sam", Moores told Sheriff McDonald. 
"That's all I know about him." 

PATROLMAN SHOOTS BANDIT 

In the pockets of the dead bandit, slain by a bullet from the gun of night patrolman, 
Casper Schott, while he was in the act of going through the pockets of one of the 15 victims 
he had lined up against the wall, a pamphlet "The Gospel of St. Luke," was found. On the 
pamphlet, the name and address, "Sam Westbo, Correll, MN." was foimd. 

Sheriff Fitzgerald, who first believed the dead man to be J. B. Juntt, as that name 
was written in the lining of his coat pocket, notified relatives of the dead man and they 
were on their way here this afternoon to make positive the identification. 

In his story, Moores told Sheriff Fitzgerald he had been a "roamer" since he was 14 year 
of agff". Moore's parents, vaudeville performers, died a few years ago, he told the officials 
and he has been "on the go" ever since. "I've worked around circus's, mostly waiting on 
tables and doing anything I could. I always liked to follow the shows. Sam and I and 
another fellow I knew as Jack got to Wahpeton at 7:30 last night with a crew of harvest hands 
I've been working in harvest fields for the last month since I left the circus in Minneapolis 

A tale of how he was "doublecrossed by "Jack," who, he said, is 38, as old as the slain 
bandit, and who "framed" the holdxip which resulted in his arrest, was told by Moores. 

"JACK" FRAMED the HOLDUP 

"This Jack started it while we were eating supper at the Nelson Cafe in Watpeton. He 
said it would be easy and told me just what to do. When we started down the stairs into the 
basement of the hotel where the pool hall is Sam went first and I followed him. Jack was 
right behind me. Sam had the gun. I was supposed to go through the pockets of the fellows. 

"But just as we got to the foot of the stairs and were about to go into the pool hall, 
Sam turned around and handed me the gun. Jack ran back upstairs, saying he would watch out 
for the police and I couldn't do anything but wave that gun at the men in that place." 

When Officer Schott entered the billard room, Moores said he put his guq^ on the counter 
and held up his hands, watching bis new found friend killed. 

Sheriff Fitzgerald, who followed Schott into the place, today, said, however, that Moore 
fired one shot at him. Moores denied this, declaring that the empty cartridge in the revolve 
he carried is accounted for by his story that "Sam" playfully fired one shot at a passing 

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box car near Fainnount Friday afternoon. 

Officer Schott, summoned by C. P. Harvey, Minneapolis salesman, who slipped out of a 
door unnoticed by the bandit pair, revealed today that he had a narrow escape during the 
excitement of frustrating the holdup last night. 

"After I fired two shots, one of which hit Westbo in the hip and the other in the right 
lung, my gun refused to work and I stepped back into the stairway, out of range of the gun 
held by Moores," Schott said. 

SHERIFF COVERS MOORES 

Luckily, as I was trying to get the revolver working again. Sheriff Fitzgerald arrived 
and "covered" Moores with his gun." 

The holdup Friday night was staged after the men had been in the pool hall purchasing 
some soft drinks and had looked over the ground of their operations, intended victims told 
police and Sheriff Fitzgerald today. 

Fourteen men and Leon O'Neill, in charge of the pool hall at the time, were lined up 
against a wall of the place by Moores, according to their story's and Westbo went through 
their pockets. 

Mr. Harvey and one or two others escaped through the door leading to the hotel upstairs 
after concealing their money and valuables under a pool table. 

Today at his arraignment before Mrs. Roberta E. Nelson, Justice of the Peace, Moores 
did not enter a plea, saying he would do so at 10 AM., Tuesday, to which time his case was 
continued. The continuation was asked by Henry G. Wyvell, county attorney of Wilken County, 
who drew up the complaint. Sheriff Fitzgerald swore to the grand larceny charge. 

Police of Breckenrldge and Wahpeton are working hand in hand with Sheriff Fitzgerald 

and Sheriff R. V. McMlchael of Wahpeton, in rounding up suspects today. Several men have 

been picked up. All were released, as none of the victims of the holdup identified any of 

them. 

After the hearing, Moores, who is of French descent and speaks broken English and has 

a hard time understanding the questions put to him, apparently fully realized for the first 

time the seriousness of the charge against him. "I don't know how it happened," he said. 

"We just talked about doing it and before I knew what it was all about, I was in jail." 

The prisoner was bitter In his attitude toward "Jack," who, he told the officials, 

"doublecrossed him." "He might have given me warning when the officers were coming, after 

he left us to hold up the place alone," he told Sheriff Fitzgerald as he was led back to 

his cell after the hearing. ^u.^^^^^^^^ ,.^1. n i^o/r 

& ********** September 9, 1926 



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Mr. William Dennstedt left Tuesday for Olivia, MN., to attend the funeral of his mother. 

********** September 9, 1926 

Sam Llndsey, an old pioneer of this vicinity, died at Fergus Falls, last week. He 

leaves many friends here, to mourn his death. 

********** September 16, 1926 

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INFANT CHILD DIES 
Last Friday the Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Aker, died. The baby was bom 
Thursday morning and was perfectly normal, and well. Friday she became ill and died in a 
few hours. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Aker extend sincere sympathy in their loss. 
The following lines were penned in memory of little Sarah Ellen. 
A dear little angel. Came this way. 
To bring Heavenly joy: Just for a day. 

Her mission here below, Was so dreamily brief; 
But TIME, the Great Healer, Shall lessen our grief. 
Altho we humbly bow. To God's High Will, 
In our home, there is a void. Which nothing can fill. 

And we shall cherish a memory, so ethereal, pure and sweet 
Of Darling Sarah Ellen, Whom we shall meet; 
Happy with the angels. On the Heavenly Throne; 
When our own mission. On Earth is done. 

********** September 30, 1926 

FORMER LIDGERWOOD WOMEN KILLED BY LIGHTNING 
Miss Edith Porkomy, 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Porkomy, who moved 
from Lidgerwood to Woodbum, OR., about 3 years ago, was struck by lightning and instantly 
killed_ on Sept. 16th. Stella, 33, a sister of Mr. Porkomy was struck and killed at the 
same time. 

The other daughters, Elsie, 14, and Antoinette also were struck. Elsie being burned 
from the knees down and Antoinette being burned on the left foot, according to a Portland, 
OR., newspaper received in Wahpeton this week. 

The girls had been picking cucumbers on the Porkomy farm southeast of Woodbum. A 
severe storm came up and they took refuge under a tree. Lightning struck the tree, kill- 
ing the two, women and a dog. WAHPETON GLOBE 

********** September 30, 1926 



NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Max Wcxler retumed home Wednesday evening from Minn- 
eapolis where they had been to attend the funeral of Mrs. V/exler's father, Mr. A. Reuben 
Stein, who passed away at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 15th, after a lingering illness. Had 
he lived until Friday he would have reached his seventy-second birthday. The funeral was held 
Thursday, We hope to be able to publish a more extended obituary of this estimable man next 
week. ********** September 30, 1926 



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BOY KILLED WHEN TEAM RUNS AWAY 

Edward, the 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lehman living southwest of town, 
met a tragic death Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock when a team hitched to a hay rake ran 
away. 

The young man had finished raking some hay and started for home, ^^en a short distant 
down the road his brother, who was plowing in a field nearby, saw the team running and heard 
the unfortunate boy yelling whoa. He was still on the rake seat when last seen, but when 
the team came in the grove at the Lehman home, the father not seeing the boy, went out to 
investigate and found the boy under the rake dead, still gripping the lines. 

The funeral will be held from St. Anthony's Church on Saturday and interment vri.ll be 
in the cemetery north of town. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. 

.. . .FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** September 30, 1926 

CARL WITT DIES 

On Saturday October 2nd, Carl Witt, one of Richland County's pioneers, passed away at 
his home in Belford Township. His affliction was heart trouble. Mr. Witt started ailing 
early this spring, and on Sept. 25th, he was taken to the hospital at Fargo, ND., where he 
could receive the attention of the doctors and nurses. But Mr. Witt was brought to his 
home from the hospital in an ambulance two weeks ago. 

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5th, at St. John's Church in 
Belford Township. Rev. Cordts preached the sermon at the church while Rev. Hinck of Great 
Bend conducted the services at the cemetery. 

Carl Witt was bom in Germany, June 24th, 1841. He was married to Miss Reta Hollum in 
Germany. They then came to the United States where they settled in the state of Ohio, where 
they lived for six years, and then moved to Belford Township and Mr. and Mrs. Witt have lived 
on that old homestead all these years. 

Mr. Witt is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carl Witt; and nine children, Mr. Charles Witt, 
Mrs. Dibbert, Mrs. John Krause, Lillian Witt, Henry Witt, Louis Witt and Mrs. D. S. Mcllwain, 
all of Uankinson or Belford Township, Miss Minnie Witt of Wahpeton, ND., and Mrs. Arnold 
Mitzel of Yakima, WA. All of the children attended the funeral except Mrs, A. Mitzel , who 
was unable to come. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Witt is survived by eight nieces and 
nephews, however, only one niece was able to attend the funeral, Mr. and Mrs. Cricksberg of 
Claremont, MN. 

The sincere sympathy of the people of this community is extended to the bereaved wife 
and children. ********** October 7, 1926 



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DEER KILLS MAN NEAR MANDAN 
Deer Causes Fatality On Mandan - Bismarck Road Saturday Night 

Arthur Guy Bolton, 25, was Instantly killed about 11:30 Saturday night, when he was str- 
uck by a car driven by Jack Zent, 5th Ave. SE, Mandan, on the Bismarck - Mandan Highway. 
R. J. McPeek, who was with Bolton, was struck by the same car and sustained minor Injuries. 

A coroner's Jury In Morton Coirnty, Monday afternoon, returned a verdict of accidental 
death, exonerating Zent. Several wild deer from the bottoms dashed across the road just as 
the car occupied by Bolton, McPeek and Peter Schroeder approached the car, crashing into one 
of them, killing it, and swerving off into the ditch breaking a front wheel. The accident 
occurred about 300 yeards west of the Woodland farm. 

According to the stories told by McPeek, Schroeder and Coroner J. K. Kennelley of Morton 
County, who arrived on the scene just after the accident, Bolton and McPeek stood upon the 
pavement and hailed Kennelley, who was driving towards Bismarck with a lady friend. Kennelle 
was cautious, and did not stop in response to their signals, but after passing the wrecked ca 
he stopped his car and backed up to a point near the scene on the left side of the road. As 
Kennelley stopped, another car was seen coming from Bismarck, and McPeek and Bolton stood 
In the middle of the highway to flag the driver. According to Zent's story, he did not notic 
the men until he was close to them and then he had the alternative of crashing Into either tt 
wrecked car or the Kennelly car, if he tried to avoid the men standing in the middle of the 
road. Throwing on the brakes of his sedan, they locked tightly, the car swerving Into McPeek 
and Bolton. McPeek was knocked into the ditch, where he lay stunned for a few moments, but 
Bolton was killed instantly, his neck bring broken and his sktxll crushed. Skidding into a 
complete turn to the east, the Zest car sldeswiped the Kennelly car, smashing all of the 
glass on one side of the car and crtimpling the fenders. Mr. Kennelly 's companion was thrown 
against the side of the car by the impact, sustaining a gash in one leg, and removing skin 
from her right shin. 

When Kennelly reached Bolton he was dead. McPeek regained consciousness and was taken t 
a hospital in Bismarck. The deer which caused the fatality was lying in the ditch near Boltc 

Coroner Kennelly was the principal witness before the coroner's jury, which was composec 
of Charles Toman, Jr., Wm. Cummins and Lee Mohr. The investigation was in charge of State's 
Attorney C. F. Kelsch. ********** October 7, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT Mrs. C. E. Thompson received word Monday evening from Erhalt, KN. , that 

her father had passed away. She left for that place the same evening accompanied by her 
youngest son. ********** October 7, 1926 

DEATH OF MRS. CARL RETTIG 
Who Died at Lidgerwood Hospital Thursday, Funeral Saturday 
The community was greatly saddened Thursday morning by the news of the death of Mrs. 

Carl Rettig 

Mrs. Rettig has been ill for about two weeks. She was taken to the Lidgerwood Hospital 
a week ago and passed away Wednesday night. Her affliction was pneumonia. Saturday, October 

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2nd, Mrs. Rettig gave birth to an Infant son, vtio died Sunday, October 3rd. 

She is survived by her husband and a two year old baby; also her father and mother, 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach and ten brothers and sisters. 

Mrs. Rettig was bom and raised here and has many friends who are deeply saddened over 
her untimely death. The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 o'clock, at the St. Philip's 
Church. ********** October 14, 1926 

DR. MOVIUS DIES IN AIRPLANE ACCIDEKT 
Former Lidgerwood Doctor Rilled Thursday on Trip From Twin Cities 

Dr. A. H. Movlus of Jamestown, a former Lidgerwood boy, was killed late Thurday after- 
noon in an airplane accident about a mile south of Alexandria, MN. 

The plane in which he was a passenger struck an air pocket and went Into a tall spin 
from a height of 1,000 feet. Dr. Movlus suffered a fractured skull and the pilot, Robert 
Metchalf of Lakota, ND., was seriously injured. The accident happened at 5 o'clock and Dr. 
Movlus died in the Alexandria Hospital two hours later. 

Dr. Movlus was a brother of Dr. W. G. Movlus and Mrs. Alice Hintz, both of Lidgerwood. 
The crash was witnessed by Mr, and Mrs. James Bowen and Axel Swanson, pilot, who were in ano- 
ther plane. Both parties were on the way home from the Twin Cities where they had been 
visiting friends. Dr. Movlus and Mr. Bowen were partners in a taxi and airplane business at 
Jamestown. 

Both planes had stopped just outside Jamestown to take on fuel, after facing a high 
wind from the cities. Dr. Movlus and his pilot had just taken off the ground when the plane 
hit the air pocket and went into a tail spin, according to Pilot Metchalf. 

Dr. Movlus was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest F. Movlus, for many years residents 
of Lidgerwood and now living in Los Angeles. Dr. Movlus was bom in Fargo, April 25th, 1882, 
and was a graduate of the Fargo schools. He was later graduated from a medical school in 
Chicago. He is survived by his widow, a son, Alfred, and a daughter, Elizabeth. Five bro- 
thers and three sisters also are living. The brothers are: Dr. Herbert Movius and Dr. Clar- 
ence Movlus, both of Los Angeles, Dr. Claude Movius, St. Louis, Dr. W, G. Movius, Lidgerwood, 
and E. 0. Movius, Selah, WA. The sisters are: Mrs. Etta Christiansen of Los Angeles, Mrs. 
Marie Femer, Long Beach, CA., and Mrs. Alice Hlnz, Lidgerwood. 

********** October 14, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT Mrs. Lena Ortman received a message Wednesday morning announcing the death 

of her niece Mrs. Isabell Anderson of Oconomowoc, WI . , who died on Tuesday, October 12th. 

********** October 21, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Mrs, Henry Schraddik died at her home near Tyler, Tuesday -pioming after a 
long illness. She leaves a husband and five children, 3 girls and 2 boys to mourn her loss. 
She was about 43 years old and was a daughter of John Weibusch, Sr, The funeral was held in 
the Lutheran Church in Summltt Township. 

********** October 21, 1926 

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GREAT BEND.... George Worner received a message from Chilton, WI., on Friday informing 
him of the death of William Brandal; further details have not been learned. The Brandal 
family were former residents of Great Bend, 

********** October 21, 1926 

WESLEY CROOPER KILLED 

The sad news of the tragic death of Wesley Cropper veil known young man of the North- 
east section, which occured in Chicago Wednesday morning, came as a bolt from a clear sky 
and his many Minneapolis friends were so shocked that they could hardly believe that such an 
accident had taken place. Up to their time of going to press all the particulars the Argus 
was able to glean was from short telegrams sent to the parents of the young man, Mr. and Mrs. 
John Cropper, of 2403 Central Avenue, and in substance are as follows: 

On Wednesday morning, as Wesley was going to his work at the Crane Company's factory 
in his automobile, accompanied by Miss Hazel Rlsber, a large truck collided with his car 
and completely demolished the vehicle and so badly injuring the young man that he died while 
being rushed to the Hospital. Miss Rlsberg was also badly injured. Telegrams were sent to 
the Cropper family in Minneapolis by the Chicago Police and also by John S. Jones, an intiraai 

friend of Wesley Cropper, in Chicago. The MINNEAPOLIS ARGUS 

********** October 21, 1926 

-Mr. and Mrs. Richard Radloff returned on Monday from Ladysmith, WI., where they attendee 
the funeral of Mrs. Radloff 's father, Mr. Jacob, who died last Friday morning. 

********** October 28, 1926 

DEATH of AGED LADY 
Mrs. Emmerick, passed away Monday morning. Deceased was bom in Austria eighty two yea: 
ago. She lived in North Dakota the last twenty nine years, making her home with her daughtei 
Mrs. Portner, living on the farm all her life. 

She is survived by three daughters and one brother. The brother is Mr. Wolfe of Hank- 
inson, and sisters: Mrs. Portner of Hankinson, Mrs. Andrew Jarskl, of Hankinson, Mrs. Andrew 
Besik of Lowry, MN. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at St. Philip's Church. 

********** October 28, 1926 



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Misses Agnes and Elnora Kinn attended the funeral of J. Hermes of Wahpeton on Wednesday. 

Same paper Mr. Adolph Hermes was called to Wahpeton Friday afternoon on account of his 

father's illness. His father is much improved. 

********** November i* , 1926 

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ABERCROMBIE BOY SHOOTS FAPMER 
Four Men and Two Women Held as Witnesses to Killing of Morton County Man 

Charged with second degree murder growing out of the fatal shooting of Arvig Pahinanlnen, 
farmer and alleged bootlegger, Joseph Korsvlk of Mandan will have a prelljnlnary hearing this 
week, probably on Wednesday or Thursday. He will be defended by Attys. William Langer of 
Bismarck and G. H. Korsvlk of Abercromble. 

Details of the killing will be divulged at the hearing. It is understood that Pahina- 
inen was a bootlegger. A party of men. Including Korsvlk, had gone to his house the evening 
of the shooting last Wednesday, and it is said that Korsvlk overheard a plan to rob a friend 
of his who accompanied the party. 

Pahinanlnen lived near Schmidt, a village about 6 miles south of Mandan and Bismarck. 
His only known relative lives in Finland. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon. 

The following statement was Issued by C. F. Kelsch, states attomey,^ after the murder 
charge was placed: 

"There is no evidence that a murder was premeditated, consequently a first degree murder 
charge is not merited nor would it stand up. However, I can find no self defense excuse for 
the shooting and have consequently fixed the charge of second degree murder." 

It is thought the defense will attempt to prove justifiable homicide. It is said that 
Korsvlk made a complete confession to authorities after the death of Pahinalnen, who expired 
in a Bismarck Hospital several hours after he was shot. He had been taken to the hospital 
by Korsvlk and it was thought he would recover, but loss of blood and the shock resulted in 
his death. 

So far as could be learned yesterday the shooting was the aftermath of a drinking party 
held at the Pahinanlnen home near Mandan. A party of Bismarck men are said to have driven to 
the home late Wednesday where they began drinking. Korsvlk stated that during the party he 
overheard a plan to rob Thomas Patten, a friend of his. The plotting is alleged to have end- 
ed in a fight that came to a close after a few blows were exchanged. 

The visitors started home. Korsvlk is said to have taken Pahinalnen's gun from the wall 
before he left with his companions. The men lost their way after leaving the Pahinalnen home, 
so they wandered back to the farm. Some members of the party Insisted on entering the Pahina- 
lnen home and, according to reports, the farmer protested and told them to go home. After 
some delay he opened the door and was confronted by Korvik, gun in hand, Pahinalnen was fright 
ened, it is said, and started to run away. The men called at him to stop, and when he refused 
to obey Korskik is said to have fired at him. 

Following the alledged confession of Korsvik, Morton County authorities, decided that an 
inquest would be unnecessary. The party, consisting of four men and two women, besides Kors- 
vik, are being held as witnesses, and it is expected that Korsvlk will be charged with murder. 

A brother of Korsvik was killed last winter near Abercromble while on a hunting trip. He 
Is thought to have stumbled over a tree stump in such a way that his gun was fired into his 
body. ********** November 4, 1926 

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RICHLAND PIONEER DIED WEDNESDAY 
Frederick Strege, Pioneer of '83, Died at His Home Near Lidgerwood, Aged 86 years. 

Friedrick Strege, a prominent citizen of the neighborhood of Lidgerwood, ND., died on 
his farm on Wednesday morning, Nov. 3rd, at 5:30 AM. 

He was bom, baptized and confirmed at Hermannstal, Pommem, Germany, and emigrated to 
this country In the fall of 1886. This meant quite an undertaking in those "good old days," 
for it took the sailing ship seven long weeks to reach the place of its destination. But 
safely he- landed at New York, took a train and went to Wisconsin where he arrived at Christ- 
mas time. (Should the immigration year be 1876?) 

Here in the state of Wisconsin he married Miss Fredericks Boelke and with her he moved 
further west to Great Bend, Richland County, ND. In 1882 he took a homestead near Lidgerwood 
and moved there with his family in 1883. 

His dear wife, and mother of his children, preceded him in death in 1902 after having 
a lingering illness of long duration. 

The deceased was a member of the Council of "St. John's Evangelical Church" which con- 
gregation he established with a few other friends and aqualntances in 1889. 

Grandpa Strege was suffering from Inflnnities of old age for about three years and his 
death meant a great relief to himself and his children who cared for him. 

Six children were bom to him and his wife, of which one died in early infancy in 1885 
at the age of eleven months. 

The names of his children still living are: Ida (Mrs. Wm. Radke,) Louise (Mrs. Albert 
Wohlwend) Emil, and John. All of these children are living in or near Lidgerwood. 

He is also survived by twenty one grandchildren and one great-grandchild and two bro- 
thers, John and Carl, both living in Lidgerwood. 

He attained the advanced age of 85 years, 7 months and 25 days. Burial services will 
be held at the house near Lidgerwood on Friday afternoon, Nov. 5th at 1:30 PM and at "St. 
John's Evangelical Church" at Lidgerwood about 2 PM. Rev. J. H. Meier from Hankinson will 
officiate. *****a*a** November A, 1926 

"STILLWATER JOHN DEAD" 

"Stillwater Joha," the old Indian, v*o mystified the northwest with his uncanny skill in 
locating dead bodies at the bottom of lakes and rivers, died on Tuesday at his home in Still- 
water, MN. During his career he found about 500 bodies. No one knew his method, but he 
rarely failed to find the corpse. It is said, that he confided the secret to his immediate 

relatives before he died. ********** November 11, 1926 

MRS. WEINKAUF DEAD 

Mrs, Emma Weinkauf, who lives near Hammer, died Thursday moming at A: 30. Ker death 
was chiefly caused by old age. 

The funeral will be held Sunday aftemoon at 2 PM., at the St. Paul Church, five miles 
north of Hammer. Rev. Meier of Hankinson will preach the sermon. 

Before the Fairmount-Veblen branch was built, Hankinson was the town that the Weinkauf 's 
did all their business, so Mrs. Weinkauf Is very well known and highly respected here, and 
her many friends will be sadly grieved over her death. 

Mr. Weinkauf preceded her in death, havln^|)a8sed away In 1917. 



OBITUARY of the LATE HELEN AUTY of COGSWELL, N. DAK. 

Helen Olson was bom at Prescott, WI., on June 6th, 1872, and died at Cogswell, ND. , 
on November 6th, 1926 at the age of fifty-four years and five months. 

She was married to Mathew Henry Auty at Minneapolis in 1887 and to this union four 
children were bom, two of whom died in infancy. They moved to Harvey, ND. , and in 1903 
came to Hankinson in the year 1920. In 1923 Mrs. Auty and the two sons moved to Cogswell, ND 
where she died as above stated after a very short illness through paralysis-. She was a kind 
and loving mother and was much respected by all who knew her. During the twenty years of 
their residence in Hankinson she was interested in the Congregational Church, and at her req- 
uest was brought here for burial. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss, the two sons, Arth- 
ur and Harold of Cogswell; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Brickner, Mrs. Bessie Simon and Mrs. Cor- 
een Strand, all of Minneapolis; two brothers, Arnold and Ole Olson of Ellsworth, WI., besides 
other relatives and friends. 

Services were held at the Congregational Church Monday afternoon Nov. 8th, conducted by 
Rev. G. R. Mc Keith. A choir composed of Mrs. George Schuett, Miss C. Jones and Miss Ober- 
boe sang "Lead Kindly Light" and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and a solo was given by Miss 
Oberboe "0 The Joy That There Awaits Me." The body was laid to rest by the side of her hus- 
band in the Hankinson Cemetery. ********** November 11, 1926 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Emma Weinkauf was bom on Feb. 17th at Stettin, Germany, where she was baptized 
and confirmed. On Nov. 22nd, 1866, she was united in marriage to Wilhelm Weinkauf. Thir- 
teen children were bom In Germany, of whom 9 died in infancy. 

After the family had lived in Germany for 18 years they emigrated to America in May of 
188A. For 8 years they remained in Minnesota, where 2 more children were bom. Believing 
that a better future was awaiting them in the Great West, they took a homestead near Hammer, 
SD., where the deceased was granted to live 32 years. 

With her husband, and other friends she laid the foundation of St. Paul's Evangelical 
Church and was interested in the growth of this congregation until she gave up her spirit 
on Nov. 11th, dying of old age. 

She is survived by 6 children: Robert, Otto, Martha, Friedrich, Anna, and August: 36 
grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Goth of Minneapolis; and one 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Wilhelmlna of Newport, WA. 

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14th. Many friends from Hankinson 
and other places had come to pay their last respect, and the earthly remains were laid to 
rest in the cemetery near the church she loved so well. 

The deceased had attained the age of 81 years, 8 months and 2A days. J. H. Meier of 
Hankinson, Pastor of the Hammer Church, officiated. 

********** November 18 , 1926 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Weinkauf and family returned to their home in Scranton, SD. , Wednes- 
day. They were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Emma Weinkauf. 

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CARD of THANKS 
We wish to express our thanks to all the friends and neighbors, who have so kindly 
assisted us during the Illness and death of our beloved mother. 

We also wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman and Mrs. 
Selma Jahnke for their kindness: 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welnkauf 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Welnkauf 

Mr. and Mrs. George Jahnke 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Welnkauf 

Mr. and Mrs. Alf Witzlg 

Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Welnkauf. 

********** November 18, 1926 

GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Henrietta Heine, mother of Mrs. Rev. Hlnck, died last Wednesday at 

the Hlnck home where she has made her home the past years. The funeral services were held 

at Ellendale, ND. 

********** November 26, 1926 

SUICIDE FOUND SUNDAY MORNING 
Body of Stranger Who Took Own Life by Hanging Discovered 

John Frltsch, 53 years old, formerly of Duluth, MN. , committed suicide in Oakes Sunday 
morning by hanging. The body was discovered about 10 AM Sunday in an outhouse on the resid- 
ence property occupied by Ray Fetherstone, First and Elm Streets. A tenpenny nail, a wire 
scraper such as used to rake ashes from a stove and two handkerchiefs were used to accompl- 
ish the deed. The handkerchiefs, knotted around the neck was attached to the scraper, which 
was hooked over the nail. The deceased evidently completed these arrangements for taking his 
life while standing, and then slumped into a sitting posture, in which position the corpse 
was found. 

Some suspicions were entertained at first that the man, unknown in this city, had been 
the victim of foul play and the body arranged in such a manner to give the appearance of sui- 
cide. The countenance of the dead man showed no effects of strangulation, and the arrangement 
of handkerchiefs and scraper, over a small nail, together with the peculiar position of the 
body, made it seem at first glance that death could not have been self inflicted in that manm 

Coroner Lynde was immediately summoned from Ellendale, and arrived in a few hours in com- 
pany with States Attorney Whipple. After making a careful investigation of the situation and 
a close examination of the body, which showed no marks of violence, it was determined that th< 
case was one of suicide and it was not considered necessary to impanel a coroner's jury. Aftej 
examination of the remains it was declared that the act must have been committed some time 
between 7 and 8 o'clock that morning. 

Papers found upon the person of the deceased established his identity as John Fritsch, 
until recently a resident of Duluth. where he was employed by the Morgan Park Company. Later 
investigation brought out the fact that he was on his way to Strauville to join his wife, 
from whom he had been estranged for some years. He arrived in Oakes Saturday night and reg- 

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Istered at the Home Hotel. 

Mrs. Fritsch and children were expecting the arrival of the husband and father, a recon- 
ciliation between the parents having been effected through the efforts of an older son, Will- 
lam, who lives at Superior, WI. Why the traveler chose to end his life before completing his 
journey Is a mystery not explained. Mr. Fritsch had planned to make his home in the future 

with his family who live southeast of Straubvllle. OAKES TIMES 

********** November 26, 1926 

H. A. Merrifleld was summoned to his old home at Elk River, UN., Tuesday morning by a 
message announcing the sudden death of his father-in-law. Judge Albert Bailey, from a heart 
attack about midnight. Judge Bailey has been subject to these attacks but had reached the 
ripe age of 76 years. For over 30 years he has been probate Judge of Serbune County, WN. 
He is survived by the wife and two children .... one son and one daughter, the latter Mrs. H. 
A. Merrifleld. 

Mr. Merrifleld left Elk River early Monday morning, where he had spent Thanksgiving with 
the Bailey family and at that time Judge Bailey was apparently in the best of health. 

********** December 2, 1926 

Olen T. Mattson, a railway postal clerk on the main line of the Soo for the past 26 
years, died of paralysis at his home in Buffalo, MN. , last week. He was in the union depot 
at St, Paul, just off his run, when he collapsed and was immediately taken to Buffalo, where 
he died two days later. 

Deceased was 60 years old and leaves a wife and family. He began work on the St. Paul 
& Portal postal run in 1900 and served continuously on the run up to the time of his death. 
He was due to retire on a pension within a short time. Mr. Mattson was well known to most 
of the railroad boys and his sudden death, came as a great shock to his friends here. 

********** December 2, 1926 

INFANT CHILD DIES 

A dark cloud of grief settled over the Robert Hartleben home Sunday, Dec. 5th when the 
little twin baby girl. Norma passed away with pneumonia, after having the measles. The baby 
was one year and two weeks old. The funeral vxas held Wednesday afternoon at the Emmanuel 
German Lutheran Church with Rev, J. H. Meier officiating. 

********** December 9, 1926 

Mr. Frank E. Rick received a message on Tuesday that his uncle, W. H. Rick of Williams, 
LA., had suddenly passed away. ********** December 9, 1926 

Many railroad people here were shocked to hear the sad news of Mrs. John Barton's death. 
The Bartons live at Minneapolis. ********** December 9, 1926 

LIDGERWOOD The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Erail Welders of Cayuga, died this morn- 
ing. The death was caused by measles and complications. 

********** December 9, 1926 

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CHARGE IN FIRST DEGREE IS LIKELY 
Alice Hoist, 20, Is Accused; Victim is William Nafus, 22 

SAKISH, ND., Dec. Uth. .. .(AP) .. .William Nafus, 22, was shot and killed here yesterday 
by Miss Alice Hoist, 20, waitress in a local cafe who fainted almost simultaneously with the 
pulling of the trigger. The girl's motive for the shooting is unknown, as she has told auth- 
orities she does not know why she killed Nafus. 

The girl is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Hoist, living on a farm five miles from here 
She has an uncle, J. C. Hoist, living at Hankinson, ND. 

Miss Hoist, whose home is on a farm between Sanlsh and Van Hook, walked into the Amsler 
Pool Hall in Sanlsh, and told bystanders that she wanted to see Nafus. When Nafus approached 
according to eye witnesses, the girl pulled a revolver out of her coat pocket and pointing it 
at him, shot him through the heart. 

Witnesses say that Nafus said; "For God's sake, don't shoot. Sis." Among her friends 
the girl has the nickname of "Sis." 

When the revolver shot rang out, the girl swooned and Nafus turned and walked about four 
steps, and told Frank Amsler, an employee in the pool hall, to call a doctor, Nafus died 
in about five minutes. It Is said. 

Friends of the girl say that they know of no reason why Miss Hoist should have shot 
Nafur. She had been keeping company with another man, it is known here, and so far as can 
be ascertained, she has never been in the company of the slain man. 

The girl remained in a hysterical condition throughout most of yesterday afternoon and 
evenlilg, following the shooting which occurred about 1:40 PM. , but has assumed a more com- 
posed attitude today, being comforted by her parents, who came to Sanish immediately after 
learning of the affair. 

At a coroners inquest, held here last evening, it was found that Nafus died as a result 

of being shot by Miss Hoist and State's Attorney C. N. Cottlngham of Mountrail County has 

announced that it is likely that a charge of first degree murder will be filed against the 

young slayer. 

LITTLE QUESTIONING YET 

Sheriff Stray, States's Attorney Cottlngham and Dr. A. Flath, coroner, all of Stanley, 
came to Sanish late yesterday soon after being notified of the slaying, and took the girl 
into custody for questioning. She was not questioned at any considerable length, however, 
and probably will not be until her present nervous condition improves. 

Miss Hoist was taken to Stanley, the county seat, this forenoon in the custody of the 
county officials and was accompanied by her parents. She will be arraigned this afternoon, 
before Justice George W. Wilson on a murder charge, according to the plans of authorities. 

Nafus' home is at Van Hook, where his parents reside. He was the only son in the 
family, and has six sisters. Friends of the girl told the officials that she had been sub- 
ject to nervous ailments. 

The weapon which Miss Hoist used to kill Nafus is said to have belonged to her employer 
In the restaurant, who kept the revolver in his place of business. 

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Prior to locating Nafus in the pool hall. Miss Hoist was reported to have gone to 
various other business places in the town, asking for him. At no time did she indicate that 
she planned to shoot him, as far as officials could learn. 

"I don't know why I killed him," Miss Hoist told Sheriff Stray, when he questioned her 
briefly concerning her motive for the slaying, and she has not elaborated on his reply. 

When the girl is taken to Stanley, Sheriff Stray said, C. N. Cottlngham, State's attome 
of Mountrail County, will be given the facts and the coroner's jury verdict. A warrant charg 
ing murder in the first degree will be asked, the Sheriff said. 

Hearing in the case may be held in Stanley today. 

STANLEY, ND., Dec. 15th.... A mother and father struck dumb by the disaster that has come 
upon their daughter, a lover who remains true and a big eyed girl who wonders what it's all 
about are the main characters in the sad drama that is to be enacted at the Mountrail court 
house here this afternoon. 

"I am not sorry for what I did," Miss Hoist told authorities. Dry eyed and apparently 
calm she awaits the outcome. 

Alice's father, tears streaming down his face and with a voice that wavered, looked a 
United Press representative squarely in the eye and told the story. 

"Alice is a good girl," he said, "She went to Sanlsh to work in a restaurant. She has 
been going with a young man from Sanlsh for some time. He is all right. I believe they 
were to be married. This Willie Nafus kept hanging around the restaurant." 

"He tried to get Alice to go out with him. She never would. Last Saturday night he 
followed Alice when she left the restaurant and overtook her near the school house. He in- 
sulted her and Alice fainted. For two days and nights she cried. The barber shop is in the 
same building with the restaurant. Alice knew there was a coat that belonged to one of the 
barbers hanging on the wall and she knew there was a revolver in the coat pocket." 

"Monday, she reached in the pocket, got the revolver and followed Nafus down the street. 
She followed him into the poolhall emd shot him." 

********** December 16, 1926 

FAIRMOUNT . . . . Harold Moon returned home on Tuesday evening from Brimfield, IL, where he 
had been to attend the funeral of his father who died on Wednesday of last week at that place 

********** December 16, 1926 

NEW EFFINGTON Mrs. W. C. Oliver received word the first of the week that her father 

Mr. Leonard Plaistad, passed away Friday at Glen Junction, CO., where he has spent the past 
four years. Death came from ills incident to extreme old age. He was 86 years old at the 
time of his death. Mr. Plaistad was bom in the state of Maine and while yet a boy, enlisted 
in the 17th Maine volunteers and served through the Civil War. He' lived with his family for 
many years at Stillwater, MN. Mrs. Plaistad died some years ago, since which a daughter has 
been his companion and nurse. He is survived by several children, grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. (It reads great grandmother but must be great grandchildren.) 

********** December 16, 1926 

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DEATH HOLDS THROTTLE AS TRAIN RUNS TOWARD CITY 
Soo Line Flyer Rushes Thru Night With Engineer Dead 

Death was at the throttle of the crack Soo Line passenger train which raced through 
the night and arrived in Minneapolis at I AM., Tuesday several hours late. 

Nearly 200 passengers were unaware that the engineer had died with his hand still 
gripping the throttle near Eden Valley. 

The train. No. 108, from Vancouver, was late when it took on Engineer D. W. Whltech- 
urch, 60, 2643 Polk St. NE. and Fireman Peter M. Olson, 3933 Reservoir Boulevard, both of 
Minneapolis, at Enderlin, ND. 

The storms and drifts had held the train behind schedule. As the train was approach- 
ing Eden Valley at a 60 mile clip. Engineer Whitechurch remarked to Olson: "With no more 
drifts we'll be able to make good time." 

Olson went on firing. Two minutes later, he said, he looked up and saw the engineer 
slumped forward dead with his hand still on the throttle. Olson stopped the train and 
drafting a brakeman as fireman piloted the train into Minneapolis. 

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DEATH OF PIONEER 

John C. Stiteler was bom at Smickbiirg, PA., on Apr, 4th, 1846, and died on Dec. 16th, 
1926, at Lidgerwood, ND., at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 12 days. 

He married Frances M. Stewart on Oct. 18th, 1874 and to this union was bom one son 
James W. , who passed away on Feb. 23rd of this year. In 1876 the family moved to Pepin, WI., 
where they made their home for five years, then moving to Fairmount, ND., apd later to Lidger 
wood where they lived on a farm two miles east of the town. 

Twenty years ago they established their home in Lidgerwood, where he has since lived 
excepting for visits to the south during winter months. Mrs. Stiteler died thirteen years ag 

He is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. H. T. Stone and four grandchildren, Evelyn, 
John, Marion and Margaret Stiteler and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. W. Stiteler and hosts of 
friends who mourn his departure. 

The deceased was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Methodist Church. The funeral 
was held in the Methodist Church and interment was made in the Movius Cemetery. 

********** December 23, 1926 

We have been informed of the sad news of the death of the baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kessel Thomas of Plimmier, MN. The baby was bom Dec. 8th, and died the following week. 

********** December 23, 1926 

Mrs. Charles Grawe and Merle De Van vent to Pollock, ND., Saturday to attend the funeral 
of Mrs. Grawe 's grandfather. The old gentleman was 92 years old and had he lived one hour 
longer~would have been 93. He was the oldest Mason living. Mrs. Grawe and Miss De Van re- 
turned to Hankinson on Monday Evening. 

********** December 30, 1926 

The sad news reached Hankinson Wednesday, that Mrs. Chas. Kath passed away at the Bis- 
marck Hospital. Mrs. Kath has been there about two weeks, she has been a constant and pat- 
ient sufferer. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Charles Kath and a son and daughter, 
Charles, Jr., and Mrs. Reinhart Hoefs. 

********** December 30, 1926 

Mr. Gilbert Miller received a message on Tuesday, announcing the death of his mother 
at Elroy, WI. Mr. and Mrs. Miller and family left immediately for Elroy. 

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OBITUAKT 

Mrs. Carl Kath died In the hospital at Bismarck, following an operation in a forlorn 
hope of saving her life. The funeral was held Sunday in the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler 
conducting the services. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were present 
to attest their love and esteem for the deceased. 

Emiala Cook was bom on Oct. 26th, 1867 at Ordomsdorf , Germany. She was married on 
March 2A, 1893 to Carl Kath, and they emigrated to the U. S. soon after their marriage, 
settling at Hankinson where they have lived ever since, excepting 12 years spent on a farm 
near here. 

Mrs. Kath was a patient sufferer for many years, enduring almost unbearing pain with 
Christian fortitude. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and a faithful worker in the 
Lord's vineyard. 

She leaves to mourn her death, the husband, one son, Chas. Kath, one daughter, Mrs. 
Reinhart Hoefs, and seven grandchildren. 

********** January 6, 1927 

MRS. OTTO NEUMANN DIES IN HOSPITAL 
Following an Operation for Goitre. Was Early Settler Here 

Richland County lost one of her early pioneers Wednesday when Mrs. Otto Neumann died 
at the hospital in Rochester following an operation for goitre. She left a week ago for 
Rochester to submit to the operation. She had been in poor health for several years. Mrs. 
Neumann was 44 years old. 

She was a daughter of William Dumke of this city and her early life was spent in this 
vicinity, the family later moving to the Great Bend community, living on a farm one mile east 
of Great Bend. 

The deceased leaves a husband and three children, one boy and two girls; two brothers, 
Robert and William, living near Hankinson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hoefs, near Great Bend 
and Mrs. Lydia Hoefs near Lidgerwood; to mourn the loss of a lady whose beautiful character 
and lovable disposition had endeared her to a host of friends in this section of Richland 
County . 

The date of the funeral has not been decided as the remains will not arrive from Roch- 
ester before Friday, Mr. Neumann is in Rochester at present. 

********** January 20, 1927 

SONORA NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Matt King returned to their home Sunday afternoon from 

Jeffers, MN., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. King's father, Mr. Albright. Mr. 
Albright died Wednesday and his funeral was held Friday. 

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EARLY SETTLER DIES SUNDAY 
D. Spreckles Dies in Wahpeton Hospital Sunday, Jan. 23rd 

D. Spreckles, one of Richland county's early settlers died Sunday evening at 7:30 PM 
after an illness of three weeks. Death was caused by gangrene, complicated with diabetes. 
D. Spreckles went to the hospital three weeks ago suffering with an infected foot. 

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26th, Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the 
services. in Emanuel's Ev. Church. Interment was made in Emanuel's Ev. Cemetery. 

Deitrich Spreckles was bom in Hammar, Province Hanover, Germany on Feb. 8th, 1850. 
Emigrating to the US when he was 29 years old to Red Wing, MN. , he remained there several 
years and moved to Wahpeton, ND,, where he married Louise Luther on Aug. 6th, 1883. 

He homes teaded in Summit Township, Richland County, in 1883, and moved to Hankinson 
23 years ago, engaging in a flour and feed store with his son, Chas. Of late years Mr. 
Spreckles had retired. 

Seven children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Spreckles, four of them preceding their father 
in death. 

The deceased is survived by his wife: Mrs. Louise Spreckles; three children, Chas. 
Spreckles, Mrs. Anna Dumke, Mrs. ymma Bladow of Ziliah, WA. ; six grandchildren; sister, Mrs. 
Grasfelder, Germany; brother, Heinrich Spreckles, Germany. 

This is the second death in the Spreckles family within a year. A son, Robert, was 
killed at Pierre while assisting on the building of the big bridge across the Missouri. 

********* * January 27, 1927 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Bertha Neumann, nee Dumke was bom in Brandenburg Township, Richland County, ND., 
on January 6th, 1884. 

The deceased was married to Mr. Otto Neumann on Nov. 19th, 1903. Three children were 
bom to this union. 

The sickness that was the cause of her death very likely started some years ago and 
brought her much suffering. It was tumor of the brain for which she was operated upon in 
Rochester, MN. , where she had been sent by the Doctors at Fargo, ND. 

The operation in Itself, according to the doctors' statement, was successful, but she 
had lost so much blood, that even a transfusion of blood from her husband could not save 
her life and on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, she passed away. 

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23rd, in Emanuel's Evangelical Church, 
Rev. J. H. Meier officiating, and the large attendance of relatives and friends proved how 
well beloved the deceased has been in the community. The interment was made in Emanuel's 
Evangelical Cemetery. 

The mourners are her husband; Mr. Otto Neumann; 3 children; Mrs. Hilda Klingbeil, Allen 
and Ruth; her father; VJllhelm Dumke; her sisters, Mrs. Wm, Hoefs, Mrs. August Hoefs; her bro- 
thers; Robert Dumke and Wm. Dumke. 

She attained an age of 43 years and 11 days. 

********** January 27, 1927 

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FAIRMOUHT Mrs. 0. E. Bergo went to Clarissa. MN., on Friday in response to a tele- 
gram that her brother-in-law. Dr. Watson, had died. Mr. Bergo went to Clarissa on Tuesday 
evening. ********** January 27, 1927 

ELIZABETH TULLOCH DIES 
Little Elizabeth Tulloch, 16 months old, died this morning. The funeral will be held 
Saturday at the parents home, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. P. Tulloch. Elizabeth has never been well, 
and while her passing will leave an aching void in the hearts of her parents, that great 
healer. Father Time, will reconcile the grieving parents to this call which brought surcease 
from suffering to the little child. The community extends sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Tulloch 
in their hour of sorrow. 



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OBITUARY 

Elizabeth Watson Tulloch was bom at Hankinson, ND., on Sept. 30th, 1925 and departed 
this life at Hankinson, ND., on Feb. 3rd, 1927, at the age of 1 year, 4 months and A days. 
She was the second child and daughter of Mr. James P. P. and Mrs. Patterson Tullock of this 
city. 

She had been ailing from birth and everything possible was tried to make healthy life 
possible. Her very weakness won for her the constant love and care which make her passing 
all the more real to the sorrowing parents and sister. The sympathy of the community is 
graciously given to the family in this time of sorrow. 

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 5th, at the Congregational 
Churclr in charge of the Rev. G. R. McKeith who gave a brief message from the words "It is 
Well with the Child." One special hymn "Safe in the arms of Jesus" sung by a quartette of 
girls; Margery Scribner, Grace Ramsey, Doris Stock and Mary Chapin, Mrs. John Wickman pro- 
viding the music for the service. The floral wreaths from the Church, American Legion, Mas- 
onic and Eastern Star Lodge were very beautiful. The funeral arrangements were in charge 
of John Green and Son, the pallbearers were Messrs. Leonard Kretchman, Dan Jones, Alfred 
Hein and Howard Cox. The body was laid to rest in the Hankinson Cemetery. 

********** February 10, 1927 

Word was received here this week telling of the death of Mrs. Claude H. Smith of Port- 
land, OR., known to Hankinson friends as Martha Rindermann, daughter of Oscar H. Rindermann. 

********** February 10, 1927 

GREENDALE PIONEER DIES WEDNESDAY 
Following Attack of Qulncy Complicated with Blood Poisoning 
Wm. Wurl, a pioneer resident of Greendale Township, died Wednesday at the hospital In 
Wahpeton. Mr. Wurl suffered an attack of qulncy several weeks ago. After apparently being 
cured of this disease, he assisted in some of the farm work. His condition grew rapidly 
worse, the throat was lanced, but Infection followed and Mr. Wurl died Wednesday about noon. 
Mr. Wurl was bom May 10, 1863, In Germany. Emigrating to the U. S. he lived at Marsh- 
field and Iron Ridge, WI. Coming to Richland County in the early eighties, he settled in 

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Greendale Township, vhere he lived xmtil his death. On Oct. Slst, 1891, he was married 
to Marie Bladow of Belford Township, who survives him. Nine children were bom to this 
union: Mrs. Ed. Petrick, Rosholt; Henry of Elma; Mrs. John Petrick; Albert of Wabasha, MN. ; 
Mrs. George Young, Wabasha, MN.; Mrs. Adolph Petrick; and Will, Anna and Reinhardt, living 
at home. 

As one of the early settlers in Greendale Township, and Richland County, Wm. Wurl was 
actively. interested in the up-building of his community. He served in many official capa- 
cities on the various boards in the township, being a member of the town board for many 
years previous to his death. He was one of those big-hearted men to whom all went with 
their troubles, and Mr. Wurl was always ready to offer aid and assistance. 

For these attributes and for his ability as a business man Wm. Wurl occupied, in Green- 
dale, a position as one of the most influential men of the township and his death will be 
keenly felt. 

Mr. Wurl had always been a member of the Lutheran Church and was one of the original 
members of the Lutheran congregation in Hankinson. 

********** February 10, 1927 

DEATH OF MRS. JOHNSON 
Died of Paralytic Stroke Tuesday Afternoon, Was 111 But Few Hours 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Johnson died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, A. W. Johnson, 
in this city, after an Illness of 24 hours duration. Mrs. Johnson was well on Monday after- 
noon, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Johnson on an auto trip to Mantador. Returning home they in 
vited her to remain for supper, and it was during the supper hour that she was stricken with 
a paralytic stroke which caused her death at 2 PM on Tuesday. 

The funeral will be held Friday at the Congregational Church, Rev. Geo. R. McKelth, 
conducting the services. 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Johnson was 63 years old on Jan. 28th, 1927. She was bom in Chrlst- 
iannia, Norway in 1864, emigrating to the US when about 18 years old. She married Thorvald 
Johnson In Milwaukee, the family later moving to Minnesota, coming to Nome, ND. , in 1904. 
They farmed near Noine for 12 years and retired making their home with their daughter, Mrs. 
0. A. Oliver in Enderlin and later moving to Hankinson with the Oliver family, eight years 
ago. In 1922 Mr. Johnson died. 

Four children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, all of whom are living; A. W, Johnson, 
Mrs. 0. A. Oliver, Josephine Conlin, of Hankinson; and Mrs. Peter Helland of Nome, ND. 

Mrs. Johnson possessed one of those rare dispositions that saw no evil in anyone. 
Everyone was a friend to her, gained through contact with a beautiful character of cheer- 
fulness and forbearance. She died before her allotted time, but to those who knew and loved 
her, death simply engraved a picture of her many loveable qualities which will remain ensh- 
rined In their minds for years to come. 

********** February 10, 1927 

WALTER PELHAM DIES 

Walter Pelham died at his home in Fairmount Wednesday morning after an Illness of sev- 

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rel weeks. He was 67 years old. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at Fairmount. 
A wife and three grown children, and a brother in Minneapolis, survive him. 

Mr. Pelham was a very well known political figure in Richland County, having served 
as sheriff of the county. He was deputy internal revenue collector during the Wilson Adm- 
instratlon. The old time democrats of Hankinson were well acquainted with Mr. Pelham, 
going through many warm political campaigns with him. 

********** February 17, 1927 

Peter Ant died Monday at a hospital in Minneapolis. He has been suffering with pne- 
umonia for the past two months. 

********** February 17, 1927 

Mrs. Katherine Hunziker, of Minneapolis, mother of Mrs. Klausler, died Monday evening 
at the age of 80 years. Rev. Klausler left Wednesday night to be present at the funeral 
which takes place today (Thursday). Rev. and Mrs. Klausler expect to be home again Friday 

or Saturday. 

******* *** February 17, 1927 

SONORA NEWS.... Mary, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mahler, who has been ill 
with pneumonia, passed away on Monday evening. The sympathy of the community is extended 
to the family in their tljne of sorrow. 

********** February 17, 1927 

Mrs. W. L. Prall's mother died Wednesday morning at Dodge Center, MN. , of cancer. 
Mr. Prall left Thursday night to attend the funeral which will be held on Friday. 

********** February 21, 1927 

JOE KORSVIK STARTS FIVE YEAR PRISON TERM THURSDAY 
Joe Korsvik, former Abercrombie boy, convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the 
killing of Arvid Pahinainen near Mandan in October, began serving a five year term in the 
penitentiary at Bismarck yesterday. 

Kersvik was tried and convicted at the December term of court and was granted a 60 day 
stay of execution in which to perfect an appeal. Bond, set at $5,000 was not furnished and 
he has been in the Morton County jail during the 60 day period. No order for a further stay 
of execution was given by Judge Lembke, and Korsvik' s commitment papers were to be certified 
either Wednesday or Thursday of this week, according to an Associated Press dispatch. 

********** March 3, 1927 

DEATH of MRS. WM. GABBERT, SR. 

Mrs. Marie Gabbert, nee Schlaner, was bom on August 11, 1857, in New York State. 
Moving to Sibley County, MN.. she was married in 1874 to Wm. Gabbert. They later moved to 
Arkansas, spending a year there and returned to Lyon County, then moving to Wood Lake. In 
1922 they came to Hankinson. 

In 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Gabbert celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. 

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Mrs. Gabbert has been 111 since last summer, suffering a paralytic stroke, and the 
usual Infirmities of old age. She spent some time with her daughter In Hankinson, Mrs. 
Emma Schultz; with Mrs. John Gabbert; and during the last months at the August Gabbert 
home. She died Tuesday, Marth 1st, at the age of 69 years and 6 months. 

The funeral will be held Friday from the August Gabbert home at 1 PM and at the Luth- 
eran Church at 1:A5 PM, with Rev. J. P. Klausler conducting the services. 

Besides the husband, she Is survived by children: Mrs. Emma Schultz, city; August, 
John, Adolph, William and George Gabbert, all of Hankinson community; Mrs. John Wulff, 
Wood Lake, MN; 29 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

********** March 3, 1927 

A. W. Ponath's grandmother died this afternoon at the Breckenridge Hospital after a 
lingering illness. ********** March 10, 1927 

Mrs. W. L. Prall was called to Minneapolis on Feb. 19th to be with her mother who was 
very ill and who passed away on Feb. 23rd. She was laid to rest at Big Lake, MN., their 
old home town on Feb. 25th. Mr. Prall left here the evening of the 24th to attend the 
funeral on Monday morning. Mrs. Prall returned Saturday bringing her father, Mr. J. A. 
Dmberhocher, who expects to visit them several weeks. 

********** March 10, 1927 

SONORA. . . .The Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leinan, which was bom Tuesday and 
lived but a few days, was buried on Saturday. 

- ********** March 10, 1927 

FUNERAL of MRS. PONATH 

The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Ponath, grandmother of A. W. Ponath of thic city, who 
died in the Breckenridge Hospital last Wednesday, was held at the Lutheran Church, Hankin- 
son, on Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. P. Klausler conducting the services. 

A large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects to this 
aged lady. Mrs. Ponath had lived to the extreme age of 91 years, being taken away by cancer 
with which she had suffered for about three years . 

Mrs. Ponath was bom in 1836 in Germany, coming to Minnesota in 1880 and later moved to 
Great Bend in 1882 where the family homesteaded. The children living are: Mrs. Herman Illlg 
Havana; Emll Ponath, Great Bend; Mrs. Fred Stein and Mrs. Richard Miller, of Fairmount. Ten 
children are dead, six dying in Germany and four in the United States. 

********** March 17, 1927 

Mrs. M. A. Gotham and son Jack who spent the past two weeks at Minneapolis taking care 
of her mother, who has been seriously ill, reports that her mother died at her home in Minn- 
eapolis last Saturday. Mr. Gotham and Mary left the same evening for Minneapolis to be in 

attendance at the funeral. 

********** March 17, 1927 

GREAT BEND. . • .Bemlce Sadie Loll, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Loll, died 

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Wednesday afternoon at the Wahpeton Hospital. She became ill with an attack of acute 
appendicitis on Monday momiilg and was rushed to the hospital, where the very best medical 
care was given to her. 

She had always been a picture of health and her death came as a shock to the entire 
community. Her happy and cheerful disposition made her a favorite in the home, school and 
church as well as among her friends. 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical Church at Great Bend 
with the Rev. E. J. Schroeder, local pastor, and Rev. Meier of the Evangelical Church at 
Hankinson officiating. Special music was rendered by the sextette. Rev. Meier sang "Jesus 
Lover of My Soul" and the Simday School class, of which Bemice was a member, sang her fav- 
orite hymn. 

She leaves to mourn her loss; her parents, two sisters, ten brothers, other relatives 
and a host of friends. 

We extend our heartful sympathy to the sorrowing family. 

********** March 17, 1927 

GREAT BEND.... The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Bellng passed away last Tuesday 
morning at the Wahpeton hospital. Services were held on Wednesday afternoon and the little 
one was laiid to rest in the Evangelical Cemetery here. 

********** 

( MARCH 2Ath Issue of the Hankinson News seems to be missing at this point.) 

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DEATH CALLS YOUNG MOTHER 
Mrs. Albert Grob Dies at Breckenridge Hospital March 24 

Mrs. Albert Grob, 31 years old and mother of eight children, died Thursday at the 
Breckenridge Hospital after a brief illness. On Feb. 15th, she gave birth to a child. Mrs. 
Grob did not recover from the Illness cavised by childbirth. On March 8th, she became violen- 
tly ill and was taken to the hospital on March 16th. Four days later she underwent an oper- 
ation in a vain attempt to save her life, but to no avail and she died Thursday, March 2Ath. 

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, March 28th, at Emmanuel Evangelical 
Church, Rev. Meier of Hankinson and Rev. Schroeder of Great Bend officiating. 

Lulu Katherine Hell was bom on Sept. 6th, 1895 at Davenport, lA. She later moved here 
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hell, and was baptised and confirmed in the Emmanuel 
Evangelical Church. On March 22nd, 1916, she was united in marriage to Albert Grob, living 
near Great Bend. Nine children were bom to this union, one child dying at the age of two 
years and ten months. 

Besides her husband and eight small children she leaves to mourn her death; her parents 
two brothers, Walter and Hugo; four sisters, Alma, Mrs. Lambert, Martha and Edna, 

The funeral services held Monday were very largely attended by sorrowing friends and 
relatives; and the sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved 

family. ********** March 31, 1927 

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RICHLAND PIONEER PASSES ON 
Settled In This Community In 1892. Died at Age 77 Years 

Herman Mllbrandt, a pioneer citizen of Hankinson vicinity, was bom on March 18th, 1850. 
at Kleinkluehnen , West Prussia, Germany. In 1873 he emigrated to this country, arriving at 
Wlnoma, MN. , on Sept. 3rd. 

He was married to Miss Augusta Jasmer on Oct. 25, 1879, which union was blessed with 13 
children.. The seven eldest ones preceeded their father in death, Eimna, Paul, Lena, Willy, 
Bertha, Walter; and Minna (Mrs. Fred Vedder) who passed away in 1909. 

In 1887, the family moved to Westport, SD., and five years later they settled in the 
neighborhood of Hankinson where they lived on a farm 5h miles west of town. 

After years of hard labor In which time Mr. Mllbrandt earned a competency he moved to 
Hankinson, where he spent the remaining 15 years of his life. 

His health was failing for the last four years and on Sunday, March 27th, he died of 
Infirmities of age, having attained the age of 77 years and 9 days. 

Grandpa Mllbrandt Is mourned by his wife and six children; Henry, Herman (Milwaukee, WI. 
Anna (Mrs. Otto Medenwald) Elsie, (Mrs. Sam Hartman, Milwaukee, WI.) Delia (Mrs. Raymond Lue- 
thke of Fargo, ND.) Hulda (Mrs. Joe Jaeger) and 16 grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Meier at Emmanuel Evangelical Church at Hankin- 
son on March 30th and interment was made in the Emmanuel Evan. Cemetery. 

********** March 31, 1927 

FRANK HULTBERG DIES at YANKTON 

A telegram announcing the death of Frank Hultberg at the Yankton Hospital for Insane, 
was received by J. J. Holm Friday morning of last week. 

Frank August Hultberg was bom in Amaland, Sweden, on Sept. 4th, 1869, and immigrated 
to the United States in 1889. He came to Roberts County from Mllbank in 1892, and homestead' 
four and one half miles northeast of New Efflngton, where he fanned for several years. For 
a number of years he was a member of Walla Congregation. In 1909 he became mentally derange 
and was taken to the State Hospital at Yankton where he has since been. He was always a 
quiet peaceable man, and well liked among his friends and neighbors. 

He died at the hospital, Friday March 18th, 1927, at the age of 57 years, 6 months and 
U days. The funeral will be held Friday, March 25th, from the Walla Church, Rev. 0. 0. 
Rafstad officiating. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. J. Holm, one brother, Charles 
of Tilney, Sask., and three brothers and many relatives in Sweden. 

The remains arrived at Hankinson on Tuesday and were met by Mr. J. J. Holm. 
NEW EFFINGTON RECORD ********** March 31, 1927 

Mr, Henry Wipperman left for Sharlon, WI., to be in attendance at his brother-in-law's 
funeral, who died last Thursday and the funeral was held last Monday. He returned home 
last Thursday, blng gone a week. 

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SONORA NEWS.... Word was received Tuesday stating that Chas. Boll's mother, who has 
been a patient at the Sanitarium at Jamestown for the past thirty nine years, died on Sun- 
day. Funeral arrangements have not been made at the present writing. 

********** April 7, 1927 

GREAT BEND..,. The Revs, Brockmiller and E, J. Bechtel of Fargo were visitors here 
Saturday and Sunday. Rev. Bechtel delivered the memorial address Sunday evening at the ser- 
vices given in memory of Rev. Emll Muehler former pastor of the Evangelical Church here, 
who died recently at Los Angeles, CA. 

********** April 7, 1927 

M. A. Wipperman was at Alexandria, MN., Wednesday, in charge of the burial of Moses 
Robertson, 79 years, who died at the home of his nephew and niece, Mr, and Mrs. S. T. Sweet 
at Wyndmere. The Sweet family were former residents of Hankinson but at that time Mr. Rob- 
ertson did not make his home with them. 

********** April 14, 1927 

Miss Ida B. Larson received the sad news Saturday announcing that her brother's wife 
had died. She left the same evening for Willow City, she returned to Hankinson Wednesday 
noon. ********** April 21, 1927 

MRS. PAUL FUNERT DIES AT HOSPITAL 
Funeral Services Were Held Tuesday Afternoon at Emmanuel Ev. Church 

Mrs. Paul Kunert, of Hankinson, died Sunday morning at the St. Francis Hospital in 
Breckenrldge, after a long Illness. She had been confined to her bed since August suffer- 
ing from an affliction of the heart, and as her condition the last few days was considered 
hopeless, death came as a relief to the suffering one. 

Mrs. FTTHTifl Albertlna Kunert nee Rackow, was bom Dec. 10th, 1880, in Fritzow, Germany. 
She came to this country at the age of three years and spent all her years in the vicinity 
of Hankinson. She received her religious Instruction and was confirmed by Rev. August War- 
necke of the Emmanuel's Evangelical Church in Hankinson. 

In 1897 the deceased was married to I'r. Paul Kunert, and to this union was bom two 
sons, Harry and Erwln. 

Mrs. Kunert was a sufferer from Inflammatory rheumatism previous to her marriage. In 
1904 Mr. and Mrs. Kunert went to Hot Springs, AR. , where she was cured of the rheumatism 
but her heart remained weak. Since August the deceased was forced to remain in bed most 
of the time, her illness gradually growing worse. On March 23rd she entered the Brecken- 
rldge Hospital. Improving in health rapidly, plans had been made to take Mrs. Kunert home 
again, but during the night of April 17th, she escaped from the hospital, climbing down the 
waterspout outside her window. She fell the last few feet, suffering internal injuries 
which caused her death. 

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock at the house and 2:15 at the Enmanuel's Ev. Church 

Rev. Meier conducting the services. Interment was made in the Emmanuel Evangelical Church 

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Cemetery. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends who attended to pay 
their last respects to the deceased and the floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. 

Mrs. Kunert was 46 years, A months and 13 days old at the time of her death. Besides 
the husband and two sons, she leaves to mourn her departure from this earth, four brothers 
and three sisters: Mrs. John Rahn, Fred Rackow, Mrs. John Bradford, Wm. Macheel and Mrs. 
Carl Albers of Hanklnson; G. E. Rackow of Mantador, and Theodore Macheel of Mllnor. She is 
cilso survived by an aunt, Mrs. Carl Zander. 

**** * ***** April 28, 1927 

FUNERAL SUNDAY for ESTHER BOHN 
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bohn of Great Bend Victim of Pneumonia 

The Great Bend community was saddened Thursday by word that Miss Esther Bohn, age 21, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Bohn, had died that morning in a Fargo Hospital of pneu- 
monia. 

Miss Bohn left Great Bend about 4 years ago, to attend college, and had been employed 
the past 3 years as stenographer in the office of County Auditor F. Ford Dougherty at Fargo. 
Last winter she was sick for some time with influenza, which left her in a weakened condit- 
ion. She came home for a time to rest, but returned to her work this spring. After work- 
ing several days she became sick again and pneumonia developed, resulting in her death, 
Thursday, after she had been a hospital patient for three weeks. She had always enjoyed 
good health, and her death was a shock to relatives and friends. 

Esther Bohn was bom at Great Bend on June 11th, 1905, attended the Great Bend schools 
and grew to womanhood there. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Bohn, 
three sisters, Regina, Edna and Lorain, and two brothers, Paul and Melvin, all of whom live 
at home. 

The body was taken to Great Bend Thursday and funeral services were held Sunday, at 
2 o'clock from the home and 2:30 PM from the German Lutheran Church. Interment was in the 
Lutheran Cemetery at Great Bend. The attendance was one of the largest ever known at a 
Great Bend funeral and the floral offerings were profuse, including many from Fargo friends. 

Sympathy is general and sincere for the bereaved family. 

********** April 28, 1927 

Herman Zietlow died at Milwaukee last Friday. Robert, Frank, Bert and Albert left 
Saturday to be in attendance at the funeral of their father. Mr. Zietlow is an old resi- 
dent of Hankinson, leaving here about five years ago for Milwaukee. 

********** April 28, 1927 

JOSEPH BEZENEK, WAHPETON, KILLS HIMSELF in FARGO 

The body of Joseph Bezenek, 48, Wahpeton, who disappeared Thursday afternoon from a 
local sanitarium, was found at 1:45 PM., Saturday near the east side of Riverside Cemetery, 
where he had killed himself by hanging. Henry T. Hanson, 1545 Third Ave. N. discovered the 
body, which was partly hidden in a clump of trees. 

Mr. Bezenek had been taking treatments in Fargo and left the sanitarium about 2:30 PM., 

Thursday. When he did not appear for supper, attendants made a search for him and concluded 

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that he had gone home. They wired his relatives and a brother, David, of Breckenridge, 
arrived in Fargo Saturday to aid In the search. 

Mr. Hanson, who had been on a hike with his son, noticed what he thought were clothes 
hanging to a tree. He Investigated and found the body of Mr. Bezenek. 

He had hanged himself with a clothesline. Melancholia, resulting from ill health is 
given as the reason for his deed. 

Mr. Bezenek, who had lived near Wahpeton all his life, is survived by two sisters, 
Mrs. Joseph Novetny, Breckenridge; Mrs. Joseph Simonltch, Breckenridge and two brothers, 
Frank and David. ********** May 5, 1927 

THEODORE LARSON, EARLY PIONEER of DWIGHT IS DEAD 

Theodore Larson, age 69, a resident of Dwight Township since 1881 and county commiss- 
ioner, of Richland County for 12 years, died about 6:30 AM Wednesday morning at his farm 
home about 3 miles north of Dwight village. 

Mr. Larson served as county commissioner until this year, when his health began to 
fall. He had been suffering from a stomach disorder the past few months, but had not been 
confined to bed. A short time ago he spent a week at a hospital here, but returned home fee! 
Ing better. Monday he was in Wahpeton for dental attention, and on the day preceding his 
death had been out repairing fences. He arose early Wednesday morning and a short time 
later was stricken by a somach hemorrhage, which caused his death soon after. 

Mr. Larson led an eventful life, including a variety of hardship. He was bom in Nor- 
way, Feb. 25th, 1858, and was engaged in farm work until he was 15 years old, when he went 
to sea as a sailor for seven years, during which time he saw much of the world on the old 
sailing vessels. 

He came to America in 1881, landing in New York in Sept. He came directly to Rich- 
land County, Dakota Territory, and soon after his arrival at Dwight, entered the employ of 
C. M. Johnson as clerk, serving in that capacity for 15 years. In the meantime he had pur- 
chased 160 acres of land in section 18 of Dwight Township. He settled on the farm in 1896 
and made his home there until his death. 

He served as county commissioner for 12 years, was a township supervisor many years 
and a member of the school board. His life was distinguished by efforts to better himself 
and his community and his disinterested service won him high esteem and general affection. 

********** May 5, 1927 

FARMER CRUSHED UNDER DISC DRILL 
Jens Gylland Dies As Result of Accident Last Wednesday 

The first fatal farm accident of the 1927 season saddened the Abercrombie community 
last Wednesday when Jens Gylland, 61, prominent farmer living about 6 miles west of the 
village, met death under a drill. 

Exactly how the accident happened is not known. Mr. Gylland spent the morning in a 
field near his farm home, driving four horses on a seed drill. At noon he stopped his horse: 
near the side of the field next to the farm buildings. No one saw him unhitch the horses, 
but his son Palmar, who was in the bam, heard a noise and looked out to see the horses 

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loose and his father lying quietly on the ground. He rushed out and was horrified to dis-^ 
cover that Mr. Gylland was bleeding profusely from a deep gash across one side of his head, 
where one of the discs on the drill had passed over It. 

It is sxipposed that when Mr. Gylland unhitched the horses and allowed them to start to- 
ward the bam he neglected to unfasten one of the tugs, and that when the horses started 
away the drill was jerked forward, knocking Mr. Gylland down. 

He was given medical attention by a local physician and later was rxished to the Wahpeto 
Hospital, the trip of 25 miles being made in 31 minutes. At the hospital he was taken to th 
elevator to be raised to the second floor. His daughter, Thora, a student nurse, was in ch- 
arge of the elevator, and fainted when she saw her father. She was to have completed her wo 
this spring, but has decided to give it up for the time being. 

Examinations at the hospital showed that, besides a severe laceration on the right side 
of Mr. Gylland' 8 head, his skull was fractured and his jaw broken. There were also serious 
injuries to his back and one arm. He died late that night without regaining consciousness. 

WAHPETON GLOBE ********** May 12, 1927 

HAN MEETS INSTANT DEATH ON ELECTRIC LIGHT POLE 

A sad accident took place Monday forenoon at the electric light plant maintained in 
Lisbon by the Ottertail Power & Light Co. The company had a force of men at work for equi- 
ping the gravel pit west of the city with power for the benefit of the contractors having 
road graveling to do when James McCoy, engaged in what is called distribution (of wires) 
work, and who was near the top of one of the High Line posts near the plant, accidentally 
struct his head against a wire carrying, it is said, 30,000 to 40,000 voltage power. The 
result was instantaneous death. The body was lowered as soon as possible to the ground by 
other members of the crew, and taken to Lozier's Undertaking rooms, from where the remains 
were later sent to relatives at Grand Forks. Deceased was A5 years old, a single man, and 
leaves to mourn his loss, a brother and three sisters, one of whom with her husband, resides 
at Grand Forks. This accident and casualty saddened the entire crew of men at work at the 
lighting plant. 

Another opinion of the means by which McCoy met his death is advanced by an eye \dLtness 
of the tragedy. He states that while the unfortunate man was sitting on the cross trees of 
the pole on which he was working, a heavy black cloud in the western sky emitted lightning, 
almost immediately McCoy slumped in his seat, and while he did not fall to the ground, his 
head drooped over, and after a few weak quivers, he made no further movements. The atmos- 
pheric color around the pole and body at that very moment indicated a great rush of elect- 
ricity, and it is believed the discharge from the cloud in the sky drew the electricity from 
the high tension wire over McCoy's head and caused his death. The additional fact that the 
poles and wires of the High Line were dripping wet from the night's rains, may also have 
helped to draw out the electricity. McCoy was the oldest man with the force at work for 
the company, and was escperienced in his work, hence it is probable that atmospheric condit- 
ions were responsible for his death. 

********** June 2, 1927 

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MAN KILLS WIFE AND SEXF 
Failing to Effect Reconcllatiori, Shoots Wife and Self, Both Dead 

Edward H. Moore, 39 years old, shot, and killed his wife Ethel, 35, at the home of her 
brother, John Poole, seven miles southwest of Cogswell last Thursday evening, about 5:30 PM. 

Mrs. Moore and her two sons, age 14 and 16, have been living with Mr. Poole, since Mar- 
ch, when Mr. Poole and George Steinbach drove to Pueblo, CO., and brought them back with 
them to Sargent County. 

According to the testimony brought out in the coroner's request, Moore and his wife 
did not get along very well, and he had repeatedly threatened to shoot her. Both the sons 
testified that their father carried a revolver and had several times in their hearing, 
threatened their mother. 

Moore was accompanied to North Dakota by a man named W. F. Orr, and Orr was with him 
when he drove to the Poole farm. Orr testified to meeting Moore in Pueblo, and accepting 
Moore's proposition to come to North Dakota with him, the latter to pay all the expenses. 
He stated they first went to Bismarck, and tried to locate Poole through the auto license 
bureau. They found a John Poole at Westfleld, ND. , in Emmons County, but fo\md he was not 
the man they wanted. From Bismarck they went to Indiana, where Mrs. Moore had relatives, 
and they learned that the John Poole they were looking for lived in Sargent County, near 
Cogswell . 

They arrived in Sargent County Tuesday, May 24th, and spent the night In the tourist 
camp at Forman. The next day they camped in Gardner's grove west of Cogswell. Moore in- 
quired where John Poole lived and Tuesday afternoon they drove by the farm, but did not 
stop. The next morning they drove by a second time going about a mile south, where they 
turned around and drove past again. About 4:30 Thursday afternoon they drove to the farm 
and stopped at the driveway about fifteen rods from the house. Orr went up to the house, 
knocked, at the door, and asked if "Big Chris" lived there. The youngest boy came to the 
door; he didn't see the woman. When Orr went back to the car he described the boy to Moore 
and when Moore went up to the house, he got out of the car and walked up the road about a 
quarter of a mile. He didn't hear any shooting and did not know anything was wrong until 
several cars stopped at the place. He went back to the Moore car in about three quarters 
of an hour, and was sitting in the car when the sheriff told him to come up to the house. 

Orr's home is in Canyon City, CO., and had known Moore about six years. He had never 
met his wife or the boys. Both boys testified they had never seen Orr before. 

The youngest of the boys testified that he answered the door when Orr knocked, and he 
was in the yard when he saw his father approaching. He was afraid something would happen 
and ran to where his brother was working in the field about a mile and a quarter south of 
the house. They unhitched the horses and rode back home. When they got there they found 
their parents on the floor dead. The older boy left his brother at home and went to notify 
his uncle, John Poole, who was working in the field north of the house. Poole went to Mc- 
Phail's and telephoned for the doctor and sheriff. 

The coroners' Jury composed of Messrs. A. C. Kennedy, R. E. Kreader and Wm. McGlnnin, 

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returned a verdict of murder and suicide. 

Letters found dmong Mrs. Moore's effects recently received from her husband Indicated 
he was anxious to effect a reconcilatlon with his wife, and begged her to give him another 
chance. Two letters were found on Moore addressed to his wife, one dated at Forman, May 
24th, and the other dated at Cogswell, May 25th. On the outside of the envelopes he had 
written a request that they not be opened until he was dead, and be read in the presence 
of his two sons. The letters stated, he Intended to take his own life incase he failed 
to effect a reconcilatlon with his wife, but there was nothing to Indicate he Intended to 

kill his wife COGSWELL ENTERPRIZE„. . . . 

********** June 9^ 1927 

Mr. and Mrs. L. DeVan, Mrs. George Thomas and Wm. Scribner attended the funeral of 

the late M. M. Donahouer of Lldgerwood, Saturday, who has been relief agent for the Soo 

the past thirteen years. ^^^^.^^^^^^ , « ,„„, 

■' ********** June 9, 1927 

CARL NELSON DROWNED SUNDAY 
Alfred Jaeger Narrowly Escapes Death in Attempted Rescue 
Last Sunday at Red Iron Lake, Carl Nelson, 22, of Langdon, SD., was drowned, and 
Alfred "Purp" Jaeger, of Hanklnson, narrowly escaped death in attempting to rescue Nelson. 
Nelson and two companions were swimming when he was stricken with cramps. They att- 
empted to bring him to shore but in the struggles of the drowning man, they lost their hold 
and he sank. 15 to 20 men were on the diving board nearby but none of them were able to 
dive._ "Purp" Jaeger, although not an exceedingly good swimmer, made the attempt, diving in 
after Nelson. As Jaeger went down Nelson grabbed him around the waist, and was pulling him 
under when Oscar Schroeder went to the rescue. Jaeger was nearly exhausted with the struggl 
to release himself from the grip of the drowning man, when Schroeder and he reached the shor 

Nelson was taken from the water in about five minutes and first aid methods were used 
but he did not respond to the treatments. The Schroeder boys and Alfred Jaeger left for 
home in half an hour, after the accident; when they left, the artificial respiration methods 
were still being continued but Nelson had not responded and all hope had been given up. 

********** June 23, 1927 

GREAT BEND... (Too late for last week) Funeral services were held last Thursday at 

the Evangelical Church here for Mrs. August Lubenow, one of the pioneer settlers of this 
community. 

She was bom in Germany, in 1861, coming to America when she was 10 years old. In 1879 
she was married to John Lubenow and has resided on a farm near here since that time. Seven 
children survive her: Mrs. Matt of Canada, Richard, Fred Oscar, Tony, John, Albert and Willi. 
of Great Bend. 

Altho she had been In failing health her death was unexpected at this time. Last winte 
she was seriously ill but recovered and about two weeks ago became sick again when the end 
came. ********** june 23, 1927 

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MRS. AUGUST GUSTMAN DIES 

Mrs. August Gustman of Hanklnson died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter 

in Cayuga. We have not been able to learn what the cause of her death was, nor of the 

funeral arrangements. ****x* aj.* * 

********** June 30, 1927 

YOUNG WOMAN DIES 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Augxist Buck of La Mars Town- 
ship. The Rev. J. P. Klausler of Hanklnson officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran 
Cemetery. 

Mrs. Buck died of uremic poisoning, Friday, June 24th, at the age of 30 years. She 

was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Neaubauer and was bom at Glenwood, MN. Her husband 

and three children survive her. 

********** June 30, 1927 

GREENDALE. . . .Mrs. Rosenkranz received word last week of the sudden death at Gettysburg 
of a little niece, Virginia, who died from diphtheria at Gettysburg, SD. 

********** June 30, 1927 

SONORA NEWS Mrs. August Buck died at her home southeast of Sonora on Friday Morn- 
ing. The funeral was held Sunday from the Lutheran Church in Hanklnson. 

She leaves to mourn her loss: her husband, two daughters, Leona and Elsie, one son, 
Lester, her aged father, one brother and four sisters. The bereaved family have the sym- 
pathy of this community. ********** June 30, 1927 

KARL STACK DIES 

Karl Stack, one of the pioneer settlers of this community, died Wednesday morning at 
his home, at the age of 67 years. About 7 years ago a disease of the kidneys started which 
caused his death. 

Karl Stack was bom at Grapltz, Pommeran, Germany, on Sept. 28th, 1859. When he was 
10 years old the family emigrated to America and settled near Mayville, WI. In 1881, Mr. 
Stack came west and bought a farm near Hanklnson. In 1884 he was married to Miss Caroline 
Schmldke. They had three children, all of whom died in infancy. In 1906 he married Miss 
Anna Bladow. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Stack; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Davelln and Mrs. 
Anna Killian of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Bertha Bartsch of Mayville, WI., and 3 brothers, Emil 
and Richard of Mayville, WI., and 3 cousins, Karl, Herman and Frederick, who are living near 
Hanklnson . 

Funeral services for Mr. Stack were held on Thursday afternoon at the Emmanuel Evangel- 
ical Church, the Rev. E. J. Becker of Fergus Falls, officiating. 

********** July 7, 1927 

MRS. AUGUST GUSTMAN 

The funeral of Mrs. August Gustman, whose passing was briefly mentioned in these col- 
umns last week, took place on Saturday, July 2nd. 



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Mrs. Marie Else Gustman, nee Garbrecht, was bom on Jan. 14tli, 1857, at Krakow, Pomm- 
erania, Germany. There she grew to womanhood and was married In 1877 to Herman Bartz. Her 
married life was of but short duration, Mr. Bartz dying In 1888, leaving the widow with four 
small children to provide for. In 1896 she emigrated to America coming to Richland County. 
On. Jan. 7th, 1897 she was married to August Gustman, then a widower. 

Mrs. Gustman had been ailing for some years. Finally her Illness was diagnosed as 
cancer of the stomach. In April of this year she was taken to the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Otto Krause of Cayuga, in order that she mdght there enjoy better care. On Thursday 
morning, June 30th, death ended her suffering. She attained the age of 70 years, 5 months 
and 6 days. She is survived by her husband, August Gustman, of this city, three children 
from her first marriage: Mrs. Anna Krause, Cayuga; Mrs. Marie Krause, Antigo, WI.; Otto 
Bartz, Valley City; and two step-children, Frank Gustman and Mrs. Anna Kopenick, Frazee,. MN. 

She was buried Saturday from the Lutheran Church of this city. Rev. J. P. Klausler 
officiating. ********** July 7, 1927 

CARD of THANKS 
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sjrmpathy shown to us 
during the illness and death of our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, and also for 
the beautiful floral offerings. ■' 

Mr. August Buck and children. 
Mr. John Newbauer. 
Mr. and Mrs. John Buck and family. 
~ Mr. and Mrs. Emll Schroeder and family. 

Mrs. John Mergens and family 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith and family 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newbauer and family. 
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bernard and family. 
********* * July lA, 1927 

KROH, FARM EXPERT, DIES 
Lecturer Was Nationally Known Figure in Agriculture Circles 

Minneapolis, July 11th. . . (AP) . . .A. R. Kroh, known nationally as a farm development 
expert and for the past year a diversified farm lecturer for the Minneapolis Tribune, 
throughout the northwest, died Sunday at his home in Oswegan, IL. , after a brief illness. 
He was stricken July 2nd at Crookston, MN. , while on a lecture tour through Minnesota. 

Mr. Kroh became a nationally known figure in both farm and automobile circles during 
country wide promotion tours for many of the best known manufacturing concerns. He Is 
given credit for having introducted trucks into the agricultural field. 

He was engaged during the past year in the campaign waged for better farming and greate: 
diversification throughout North Dakota under joint auspices of the Greater North Dakota 
Association and a Minneapolis newspaper (Tribune) in which hundreds of meetings and thou- 
sands of farmers and businessmen were addressed in nearly every county in the state. 

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At the time he was stricken in Crookston he was addressing a Red River Valley audience. 
Mr. Kroh was very well known in Hankinson, having addressed two meetings of farmers, 
and he was also a guest of the Kiwanls Club at one of their Monday luncheons. 

********** July 14^ 1927 

To the obituary of Carl Stack, printed in last week's NEWS, we wish to add the names 
of Mrs. John Stack of Mayville, WI., his mother and a brother, Albert Stack, of this city, 
to the n^^es of his surviving relatives. The pallbearers were his grandchildren. 

********** July 14, 1927 

OBITDARY 
It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the passing of a dutiful son, a loving brother, 
and a devout Christian young man. 

On Monday night, about 11:30 PM death ended the long and painful suffering of Herbert 
Frank Fredrick, second son of Albert Medenwaldt and his wife Anna, nee Pankow, La Mars. The 
young man was stricken with inflammatory rheumatism last March, suffering intense agony. 
Finally his heart was affected. All efforts at relief were in vain, and dedth claimed him 
as its victim on Monday. The funeral was held Thursday from the Lutheran Church. 

Herbert was bom in Lamars on Dec. 16th, 1906. There he grew up. He was confirmed on 
March 20th, 1921 in the Lutheran Church and ever remained a faithful member. He died con- 
fessing his faith and hope in Christ the Savior. He attained the age of 20 years, 7 months 
and 2 days. His departure is mourned by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and numer- 
ous other relatives. 

- Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep, 

From which none ever wakes to weep; 

A calm and undisturbed repose. 

Unbroken by the last of foes. 

********** July 21, 1927 

UNIDENTIFIED BODY FOUND in RED RIVER 
Man, Aged About 50, Believed to Have Drowned While in Swimming 

The naked body of a man, about 50 years old, was found in the Red River late Tuesday 
afternoon about 7 miles north of Abercrombie, by Arthur Nelson, a farmer of that vicinity, 
and all efforts at identification have failed. 

Mr. Nelson was out in search of a lost cow and in his rambling reached the river just 
north of the Enle elevator. He failed to find the cow but saw the body in the river about 
20 feet from shore, held fast by a snag of brush and logs. 

The find was reported to Coroner Carl Schmidt, who conducted an Inquest Wednesday with- 
out obtaining any light on the identity of the man or on the circumstances surrounding his 
death. 

The body was badly decomposed and it was impossible for physicians to estimate accur- 
ately the length of time since death. The body was probably held under water for a consid- 
erable time, during which decomposition was slow, and the drowning may have occured any 

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time between two weeks and six months. The absence of crows Indicated that it had been 
above water but a short time. The fact that the body was not clothed Indicates that the 
man drowned while in swimming. 

The body was left with M. H. Borman, of Abercromble, who conducted funeral services. 

GLOBE ********** July 21, 1927 

OBITDARY 

Mrs.. Christina Pederson died at 8 PM. , Monday, of apoplexy. She was ninety five 
years old at the time of her death. She was living at the home of her son, Helmer Ped- 
erson, in Lein Township, near New Effington. 

Mrs. Pederson was bom in Norway, June 24th, 1837. In 1860 she was married and emig- 
rated to America. The family settled in Ottertail County, UN., later moving to Roberts 
County, SD. Three daughters and four sons were bom to them. Those surviving their mother 
are: Helmer, Severln and Theodore, who live near New Effington, John who lives at Stanley, 
ND. , Mrs. Ole Tlllende of Pelican Rapids, MN. , and Mrs. Pauline Jared of Hennlng, MN. 

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Ferklngstad Church, the Rev. 
Holfstad of New Effington officiating. Pall bearers were Peter Hetland, Carl Nelson, Ole 
Aune, D. M. Stave, Peter Aadland and 0. Llndberg. 

********** July 28, 1927 

MRS. WILLIAM NEHMER DIES 

Tuesday evening Mrs. William Nehmer of Belford Township, died as a result of paralysis. 
She suffered from a stroke, thirty years ago and has been bedridden for the last seven or 
eight- years. At the time of her death she was sixty four years old. 

Mrs. Nehmer was a sister of Mr. Charles Llerman, Mrs. H. A. Aim of Hanklnson and of 
Mrs. Charles Krause, who lives near Mantador. 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. John's Church in 
Belford. The Rev. Cordts will officiate. 

********** July 28, 1927 

Fred Kath left for Minneapolis Sunday evening to attend the funeral of Mr. Peter 
Swenson, which was held on Monday. Mr. Swenson was superintendent of Bridges and Build- 
ing for the Soo Line. He served in this capacity for 36 years. Three years ago he became 
ill and was then put on the pension list. All his foremen were notified to come and pay 
their last respects to their faithful Superintendent. 

********** July 28, 1927 

Mr. Charles Jasmer, Sr., and his son left Tuesday for Fairfax, MN., to attend the 
funeral of a relative. 

********** July 28, 1927 

Attending the funeral of Mr. Otto Latzke at Holloway, MN., Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. 

Charles Witt, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Witt, Mr. and Mrs. D. S.Mc Ilwaln, Mr. and Mrs. Henry 

Witt, Mr. and Mrs. John Krause, Lillian, Minnie and Louise Witt, Mr. and Mrs. Emll Klawltter 

and son Otto. Mr. Latzke was formerly in business in Hankinson. 

********** July 28, 1927 

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MRS. T. STEIKWEHR DIES SUDDENLY WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Theodore Stelnwehr, of Brlghtwood Township, died suddenly, Wednesday, of uremic 
poisoning, at her home 2% miles northeast of Hanklnson. She was out In the harvest field 
when she was stricken, not regaining consciousness before she died. 

Mrs. Stelnwehr was Miss Martha Kempke before her marriage In 1911. Two children, T.lndt 
and Roland, and her husband survive her. 

The funeral services will be held Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Churcli, Belford Town- 
ship, the Rev. Cordts officiating. 

********** August 4, 1927 

CARD of THANKS 
We wish to thank our friends for their kindness at the death of our wife and mother, 
and for the floral offerings and Choral singing. 

Mr. William Nehmer, and son Charles. 

Mrs. Bert Zeitlow and family. 

Mrs. Herman Krause and family. 

Mrs. Emil Btxmmiund and family. 

********** August A, 1927 

CARD of THANKS 

We wish to thank the many relatives and friends for their kindness at the death of 

our wife and mother, for the beautiful flowers, the choir, and Rev. Cordts for his words 

of comfort. 

Mr. Theodore Stelnwehr, daughter Alinda and son Roland 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stelnwehr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Procknow. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neitzel 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kamke. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kamke. 

Mr. and Mrs. Trotske, and families. 

********** August 11, 1927 

BERNICE JACOBSON KILLED IN ACCIDENT 
Car Ditched When It Strikes Ruts Just Off Gravel, Late Thursday 
In an automobile accident sixteen miles west of Wahpeton on the Wyndmere Road, just 
off the gravel, Miss Bemlce Jacobson, 23, trained nurse and one of the most popular young 
women of Wahpeton, suffered a fracture at the base of the skull, when the car turned turtle 
and went into the ditch, shortly after 5 PM., Saurday. (Should this read Thursday or Satur- 
day 7) Miss Jacobson died in 20 minutes without regaining consciousness and before a physic- 
ian could reach her. 

Miss Mildred Mashek and Miss Virginia Baker, riding in the car with her, suffered shock 
and minor injuries but were able to return to their homes after receiving attention at the 
Wahpeton Hospital. 

The young women were on their way to Lldgerwood to spend the weekend with Miss Mashek' s 

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parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mashek, and were driving a Nash car owned by Sam Lien, In which 
they left Wahpeton shortly after 4 o'clock. Miss Baker was driving. 

At the place where the car Jack-knifed and went Into the ditch, in gumbo ruts Just off 
the gravel, the road Is rough and deeply rutted. The supposition is that the driver momen- 
tarily lost control of the car as It struck the ruts. 

Lee Agnew, of Wahpeton, and George Eolthusen, witnessed the accident. The car went off 
the grade and turned turtle. It was not being driven rapidly and the supposition is that 
Miss Baker applied the brakes when she felt it get out of control and head for the ditch. 

Dr. Jacobs of Wahpeton was summoned at once, but Miss Jacobson was dead when he reach- 
ed the scene of the accident. The Misses Mashek and Baker were taken to the Wahpeton Hosp- 
ital and Miss Jacobson's body was taken to Schmitt & Olson's Undertaking Parlors to be pre- 
pared for burial. 

Funeral services for Miss Jacobson were held in Wahpeton from Foss Memorial M. E. Churc; 
on Monday at 2 PM. The body then was taken to the home of her grandparents at the Skare 
farm near Cayuga. Committment services will be held at the Lutheran Church-. Burial will 
be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Rutland. 

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jacobson, of Veblen, eight brothers 
and two sisters, all of whom have the deepest sympathy of all who know them here, in their 
sorrow. 

She was the niece of Mrs. Wesley Oliver, of Wahpeton, who has been ill for some time 
and was prostrated when news of the girl's death was broken to her Saturday night. She 
was also a cousin of Mrs. K. G. Bale, of Wahpeton. 

********** August 18, 1927 

Mrs. A. Engelking left for George, lA. , Monday to attend the funeral of her uncle, 
who died last Sunday. ********** August 18, 1927 

DROWNED MAN MAY BE OLE BORSETH 

Clothing, found along the Red River five miles from the spot where an unidentified 
body was taken from the river on July 11, has been identified as belonging to Ole Borseth, 
step-son of 0. J. Borseth, of Abercrombie. 

Ole Borseth left his home, north of Enloe, July 1st, to attend the fair at Fargo and 
since that time has not been seen. Medicine purchased from the Economy Drug Store by Mrs. 
Borseth was in the clothes found on the river bank. 

Five children and Mr. Borseth's wife live at Comstock, ND. The body, which was buried 
in potter's field, will be exhumed for examination. If it is identified as Mr. Borseth, 
suitable ceremonies will be held and interment will be made in the cemetery at Richland 
Church. ** ******** August 25, 1927 

HAMMER & STATE LINE NEWS The funeral of Mrs. Jonette Johnson was held last Wednes- 
day afternoon at the Ferklnstad Church. Rev. Iverson preached the funeral sermon which 
was attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends. She was laid to rest in the cemetery 
joining the church 

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Mrs. Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Johnson of this city, came from Minneap- 
olis last Tuesday to attend the funeral of her grandmother Mrs. Jonette Johnson. 

********** August 25, 1927 

ACCIDENT FATAL TO YODNG LAD TUESDAY 
Alvin Ellingson Killed Instantly When Ford Car Overturns 
Another auto accident which resulted fatally, in claiming as its victim, Alvin Elling- 
son II year old son of Mr. Iver Ellingson residing one and one half miles northeast of Vic- 
tor, occured Tuesday afternoon of this week, and who met instant death upon being thrown 
from the car in which he was riding. 

With Palmer Kittleson, 13 years old, a neighbor boy, at the wheel accompanied by his 
brother, Alvin, aged 10, and Alvin Ellingson, they left the Ellingson farm about 2 PM en- 
route for the Tesness farm about a quarter of a mile west, on an errand. When almost to 
their destination the radltis rod on the Ford, which they were driving, came suddenly loose 
without warning and the boys not realizing their predicament suddenly found themselves on 
the ground beside the car, which had turned completely over and landed right side up. 

Upon Investigation the Kittleson's were horrified to find Alvin, their friend and 
companion in what they thought only as an unconscious condition but upon notifying members 
of the Tesness family who immediately responded it was found that life was extinct and that 
his death had been instant. It was thought that he had suffered internal injures as not a 
scratch could be found on his body. 

The deceased is survived by his father, Iver Ellingson, a stepmother, one brother and 
one sister. ...NEW EFFINGTON RECORD.... 

********** September 1, 1927 

DIVING INJURY PROVES FATAL 
Leslie Richardson, 20, of Enderlln, ND., died Tuesday in a Fargo Hospital, from 
injuries sustained about a month ago when he dived into shallow water of Detroit Lakes, MN. 
He fractured his neck, and had been in a Detroit Lakes Hospital for about three weeks when 
he was brought to Fargo. 

He was bom in Stevens Point, WI., on August 4th, 1907, but had lived in North Dakota 
for several years. Surviving besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Richardson, are three 
brothers and two sisters, all at Enderlln. 

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services probably will be from the 
Catholic Church at Enderlln on Friday. Burial will be at Enderlln. 

********** September 8, 1927 

MRS. WALTER BOULER DIES 
Mrs. Walter Bouler, nee Tillle Soehner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Soehner near Man- 
tador, died at Madison, MN., Monday, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was 
held Thursday morning in the Catholic Church at Madison, all relatives from here were pres- 
ent. She leaves to mourn her death; her husband, parents, five sisters and two brothers, 
all living in this community, but Mrs. Matt Bouler of Madison. 

Mrs. Bouler had been married twenty months at the time of her death. Having been bom 

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and raised here, the entire community extends sincere sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. 

********* * September 8, 1927 

BOYS DISCOVER SUICIDE'S BODY 

WAHPETON, ND., Sept. 2nd Several small boys playing along the bank of the Red Rlvei 

found the body of an unidentified man about 45 years of age, in a dry creek bed leading 
into the river just south of the McCauleyville townsite near Abercrombie. Suicide was 
indicated by the long bladed knife which was firmly clasped in the dead man's right hand. 
He was dressed in new overalls. Jacket and shoes, and a new suit of cheap underwear. 
An empty wallet was found near the body and a few silver coins were found in his pockets, 
but nothing was found to lead to identification. 

* ********* September 8, 1927 

W. L. Pralls' received word on Monday morning at 9 o'clock of Mrs. Pralls sister's 
death on Sunday at the Hospital at Rochester, where she underwent an operation. Miss Nina 
Umbehocker's home was in Dodge Center, MN. Mr. and Mrs. Prall left for Minneapolis on Mon- 
day afternoon. Miss Umbehocker has visited in Hankinson several different times, and was 
well acquainted. ********** September 8, 1927 

PRALLS RETURN FROM FUNERAL OF SISTER 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Prall returned home Sunday night from Dodge Center, where they were 
called on Monday the 5th due to the sudden illness and death of Mrs. Prall's sister, Nina 
Umberhocker. 

The loss of their mother last February and now the older sister, who was keeping house 
for the father and younger sister broke up the home. Miss Winnifred Umberhocker returned 
with them and will make her home here. Mr. Umberhocker expects to make his home here also 
as soon as his time is up with the Northwestern R. R. due to the age limit. 

They experienced a close call while returning home on No. 6 east of Fairmount after the 
rain when a speeding car evidently driven by a drunken driver swung sharply just as they met 
and connected with the Prall car smashing a front fender down so that it cut the tire. 

Only the fact that the Prall car was so far over to the ditch as they could safely get, 
saved the other car from side swiping into the other ditch since they had the whole road 
to straighten out in. ********** September 15, 1927 

RAY STILES, RANCHER, DIES 
Medora Cowboy and Rodeo Performer Succumbs at Dickinson 

Ray Stiles, Medora rancher and expert cowboy, who for many years had ridden the ranges 
of western North Dakota as a widely known rodeo performer, died at St. Joseph's Hospital 
following an illness of five days. 

Stiles came to Dickinson a week ago to ride with his brother, Arnold, at the Stark 
County Fair, when he was taken ill with what he believed to be an attack of quinsy. Enter- 
ing the hospital for treatment, an abscess developed in his ear, which together with compli- 
cations, caused his death. 

He was bom at Stiles Station, ND. , on Aug. 19th, 1901. When but a lad he moved to 

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Two persons were killed and one slightly injured at 2:10 PM, Tuesday afternoon when 
motor bus number 111 of the Fergus Falls branch, struck a Ford coupe driven by E. G. Bruhn 
of Aldrich, on the stock yards crossing at Staples, MM. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Bruhn were the two who lost their lives in the accident, while Ron- 
ald Hamnet, 16, of this city and a grandson of S. A. Rosebrook, was the man injured. 

The accident occured when the motor bus was just pulling out of the yards and still 
going at a slow rate of speed. The Bruhn car approached the tracks from the north. Accord- 
ing to the report of Art Willis, engineer on the train, the Ford was going very slowly and 
seemed to lessen its speed as it approached. Be was under the impression that it was going 
to stop, until the car drove directly on the tracks in front of the approaching motor bus. 

Bruhn was killed instantly when the two machines crashed. Mrs. Bruhn was rushed to 
the hospital in Staples but died almost Immediately after arriving there. It is believed 
that a rib may have punctured her heart. 

Young Hammet, who has been at the farm of the couple a mile and a half out of Aldrich 
for the past three weeks, was expecting to spend the summer there. He had driven into town 
with the family when the accident occurred. He sustained a number of bruises and cuts and 
a very severe bump on the head, which has affected his memory of what happened. From the 
time he saw the engine a few feet away, until he recovered consciousness after the accident, 
he has no recollection. He did not know when the crash occurred. 

According to the story of Hammet, the occupants of the car were watching a paint crew 
working near the place. Too late they realized that the men were indicating the approach 
of the motor bus. Startled, Bruhn failed to halt his machine. 

The auto was completely demolished. It was not until 3:38 PM, more than an hour later, 
that engine number 111 left the second time to continue on its trip. It suffered slight 
damage to the pilot. 

The only known relative of the couple. Dr. Bullock of Lake Park, lA. , a brother of Mrs. 
Bruhn and owner of the farm on which they were living, has been notified of the accident and 

word is expected from him soon FARMER - GLOBE 

********** July 5, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gutzmer and family and Mr. and Mrs. A. Okke attended the funeral of 
little Ralph Ehrens at Wahpeton on Thursday. He passed away Tuesday morning at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Ehrens. 

********** July 12, 1928 

Mrs. Adam Roth arrived Friday from Belfleld, ND. , in response to a telegram announcing 
her father's death, which occurred last week Thursday night at Lidgerwood. The funeral was 
held on Saturday from the Methodist Church at Lidgerwood. 

********** July 12, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow returned last Thursday from Wisc- 
onsin where they attended the funeral of Mr. Miller's and Mrs. Fred Bladow' s father who died 
on July Ath. **** ***** * July 19, 1928 

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vestem North Dakota with his parents and settled on a ranch near Shields. Several years 
ago he became associated with his brother, Arnold, in the management of a ranch near Medora. 

The body was taken to the family home at Shields, where the funeral will be held on 
Friday afternoon and burial made. 

His father, Ezra Stiles, and one brother, Vem, both of Shields; Arnold and Winford 
Stiles, brothers, residing at Medora, and one sister, Mrs. Frank E. Moore of Moscow, ID., 
survive. In the earlier days the Stiles family was very well known in Hankinson and many 
of the pioneers remember them. ********** September 15, 1927 

A telegram was received that Emil Stack of Mayville, WI., died Friday morning. He has 
been in North Dakota several times so is quite well known in this community. He is a bro- 
ther to Albert Stack of this city and his passing away is the second death within two months 
in this family. The many friends and relatives sympathize with his aged mother who still 
survives him. ********** September 15, 1927 

HAMMER & STATE LINE NEWS.... A shadow of gloom was cast over the Hammer community when 
the Angel of Death hovered over the Paul Rudolph home last Tuesday night ana took little 
Rona Rudolph, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rudolph. She had been ailing somewhat 
the last few years from that dread sickness. Diabetes, and was at the time of her death, 13 
years old. She leaves her parents, one sister and two brothers, besides numerous other 
relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the Hammer church last Friday afternoon and 
the little body was laid to rest in the cemetery joining the church. 

A little one from us is gone, 
A voice we love is stilled, 
A place is vacant in our Home, 
Which never can be filled. 

********** September 15, 1927 

AGNES KINN DIES TUESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held Friday Morning. Death Was Expected 
Agnes Klnn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Klnn of this city, died in a hospital in 
Minneapolis on Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. The remains were shipped to Hankinson Wed- 
nesday and the funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Philip's Church, 
Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnlcka conducting the services. 

While Miss Agnes had not been in the best of health since childhood, her condition had 
never been considered serious until recently. About a week ago her father and Miss Agnes 
went to Minneapolis, where she entered a hospital for treatment. Her condition was such 
that the hospital physicians did not entertain much hope for her recovery from the first 
examination. The cause of death was heart and liver trouble. To most of her friends and 
acquaintances in the city her death came aa a sudden cmd severe shock and leaves them sad- 
dened by their loss. Miss Agnes was a young lady with a beautiful character and every admir- 
able trait, which endeared her to the sorrowing relatives and the entire community. To Mr. 
and Mrs. Klnn and family the sincere sympathy of Hankinson and community is extended. 

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Agnes Kinn was bom on January 24th, 1903, at St. Joe, near Great Bend, ND. In 1905 
Mr. and Mrs. Klnn moved to Hankiiison and here Agnes attended school. She was a member of 
St. Philip's Church and was active In church and social circles. 

She leaves to mourn her death; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kinn; three brothers, 
Edward, Leo and Robert; four sisters, Mrs. Johan A. Hentz, Mrs. Edward Eermes, Isabelle 
and Georgianna. ********** October 5, 1927 

MRS. L. J. MAUER DIES WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon at 2 o'clock 

Hankinson was shocked Wednesday afternoon to learn of the death of Mrs. Losco Mauer, 
which occured Wednesday at 2:30 PM in a Minneapolis Hospital. The remains of the deceased 
arrived here Thursday, accompanied by her husband, and brother, Arnold Boelke, who were at 
the bedside when Mrs. Mauer died. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock 
in the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler conducting the services. 

About a month ago Mrs. Mauer was taken sick with influenza from which she failed to 
make recovery. Two weeks ago Mr. Mauer, alarmed at her condition, took her to Minneapolis 
for examination and treatment at a hospital. Her condition was not considered dangerous 
until Monday when Arnold Boelke received a telegram to come at once if he wished to see his 
sister alive. Mr. Boelke left at once by car, arriving before she died. 

Death was caused by several complications. Examination disclosed gall trouble, and 
a very anemic condition. Monday afternoon she had a stroke of paralysis from which she 
never regained consciousness. 

The relatives who are left to mourn their loss are: The husband, L. J. Mauer and three 
small children; her mother, Mrs. Wm. Boelke; and brother Arnold Boelke; besides other rel- 
atives. 

The passing of this young wife and mother, taken in the prime of life from her husband 
and little children, is indeed, a sad happening. Mrs. Mauer was a member of the Lutheran 
Church, and as a wife and mother, a neighbor and friend, had no superior. It is in vain 
that we attempt to offer consolation to the bereaved ones ;.... only Father Time can ease 
their suffering and efface the pain of their deep loss. 

********** October 13, 1927 

MAN KILLED BY SWITCH TRAIN 
Multilated Body Found by Crew at East End of Yard in Breckenrldge 

A fatal accident occured in Breckenrldge late Monday afternoon when a transient was 
hit by a string of cars that was being switched in the east end of the yards in the vicinity 
of the ice house. The accident was not seen by anyone and no one had noticed the man in 
the yards until his body was found laying between the rails, where It had been passed over 
by the train. 

Members of the switching crew found the body and reported the accident to the railway 

officials and to County Coroner D. J. McMahon. The man was apparently a laborer who was 

planning on catching a freight out of the local yards and did not notice the string of care 

that was bearing dovn on him. The body when found was laying across the rail and wheels 

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of the box cars had passed over the chest and almost cutting the torso in two. It appeared 
that the arm was thrown out from the body because the hand had also been under the wheels 
in such a manner that the cut ran up the arm for a considerable distance. The man's neck 
was also broken from the force of the blow that knocked him to the ground. 

The body was taken to the Vertin Undertaking Parlors where an examination of the belong- 
ings of the man showed that his name was Carl Essen and that his home was at Battleview, KD. 
He had a little over eighty dollars in his possession and carried his personal belongings in 
a small hand bag that was thrown over his shoulder and carried on a strap. 

The unfortunate man appeared to be about forty years of age and was about five feet, 
eight inches tall. Relatives of the victim were notified at Battleview, and they asked that 
the body be prepared and sent to them for Interment. 

********** October 13, 1927 

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ehret drove to Tyler Tuesday in response to a telegram announcing 
the death of Mr. Ehret 's mother, Mrs. Jacob Ehret, who died at her son's home on Monday. 

********** October 20, 1927 

MRS. L. J. MADER FUNERAL SUNDAY 
Fully 1,200 People Attended. Largest Funeral Held in Hanklnson 

Fully 1,200 people gathered at the Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon to 
pay their last respects to the late Mrs. L. J. Mauer, Rev. Klausler delivered the funeral 
sermons, both at the home and church. Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

The church was filled with flowers, mute testlmonals of love and affection from friends 
and relatives. The pall bearers were: Bert Zietlow, John Hoist, Jr., Rudolph Hoefs, Leon- 
ard Kretchman, Louis Schroeder and Clifford Mc Ilwain. 

Ella Amelia Boelke was bom on Sept. 21st, 1899, in Brandenburg Township. Her parents 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boelke, and family, moved to Hanklnson 19 years ago. Miss Boelke was emp- 
loyed In the Jacobson Millinery Store and later in the Cash Supply Store until her marriage 
to L. J. Mauer on June 28th, 1919. Three children were bom to this union, Dolores, Bern- 
ard William and Ronald Emil. Seven years ago Mrs. Mauer 's father died. 

Mrs. Mauer died on Wednesday, Oct. 12th, In St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis, from a 
complication of ailments, the primary cause of death being a stroke of paralysis. 

The surviving relatives are: her husband and three children; mother, Mrs. Wm. Boelke, 
brother, Arnold Boelke; half sisters, Mrs. Mike Klnn, Mrs. Emll Ponath, Mrs. Otto Stein, 
Mrs. Emll Koppelman; half brothers; Paul, Robert and Emll Boelke; besides numerous other 
relatives. 

The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives in their 
hour of bereavement. ********** October 20, 1927 

ROAD CONTRACTOR KILLED 

A. F. Homen of the firm of Homen and Webster, grading contractors working west of Hank- 
lnson, was killed this afternoon near Edgely, ND., on his way to Fargo. He was making the 
trip from Hanklnson via Edgely to Fargo, and the car skidded, going In the ditch. 

********** November 10, 1927 

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GUS WILM COMMITS SUICIDE 
Hangs Himself Near Cartwright, Canada. Former Resident Here 

Gus Wilm, brother of the late Fred Wilm, who was accidently killed about a year ago, 
committed suicide near Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada, on Oct. 19th. Gus Wilm was well kno- 
wn in this community, having lived here for many years. We reprint below the story of the 
tragedy, taken from the "Cartwright Free Press." 

"In a fit of despondency, brought about by continual brooding upon his changed relat- 
ions of life, August (Gus) Wilm hanged himself from a beam in the loft of the stable on 
the old Norman Hunter farm, now owned by John Pawlch, sometime during the day of Wednesday, 
October 19th. Threshing operations were being carried on the farm during the day, and it 
was when Roy McCurdy went into the loft at night to put down hay, that he discovered by the 
light of his oil lantern the human form. He at once notified other men of the crew and 
closer inspection revealed that it was Wilm. 

The Coroner, Dr. Davidson, and the Provincial Police were at once notified, and after 
due investigation it was evident beyond any doubt that it was a case of self destruction, 
and an inquest was deemed unnecessary. 

Mr. Wilm left this district about two months ago very quietly and nothing more was 
heard of ^^^n until the finding of his lifeless body. It is thought that he had come to 
the farm sometime during the previous night under the cover of darkness and remained in 
hiding in the hay until opportunity offered to carry out his rash act. His Ford car was 
found by U. S. Collector of Customs, Mr. Weeden, on American soil a short distance north 
of Hansboro, on Thursday, and this would indicate that he had been staying somewhere across 
the border, and in the end walked to the Pawich farm. 

Mr. Wilm was of German extraction, was bom at Millerville, MH. , on March 9th, 1884, 
and at the time of his death was in his A4th year. He came to this district about four- 
teen years ago and except for a period of about one year during the late war he made his 
home here and for the greater part of that time he was engaged in farming. He was regard- 
ed by people here generally as an honest and industrious man and had many friends in this 
district. And that he should end his earthly career in such a tragic manner is a matter 
of deep regret. ********** November 10, 1927 

DEATH OF MRS. CAROLINE WITT 
/^ed Pioneer Lady Dies Tuesday Morning November 8th 

On Tuesday morning of this week there occured the death of one of the oldest persons 
in our city, Mrs. Caroline Witt, mother of William Witt. A week before she had fractured 
her hip by a fall in an attack of dizziness. This together with the infirmities of old 
age, caused her death on Tuesday morning. 

Mrs. Caroline Witt, nee Ott, was bom in Ramelow, Pomerania, Germany, on April 11, 
1837. There she grew to womanhood, and in 1857 married August Witt. Seven children were 
bom to this union, of whoa two died in early childhood. In 1887 she migrated with her 
husband to America. After a short stay in Milwaukee they came to Brandenburg Township, 
Richland County, In May of 1906, her husband died. The following year, in February, she 

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came to Hankinson to make her home with her son William, who provided faithfully for her 
during her declining years. 

She attained the ripe old age of 90 years, 7 months. Mourning her death are William 
of Hankinson, Bertha Schmeling, Milwaukee, Mrs. Anna Fricke, Mllnor, Erich, Brandenburg, 
and Max, Milwaukee, besides many grand and great grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon (Thursday) from the Lutheran Church of 
which she had been a faithful member all her life. Burial took place at St. John's Cemetery 
at Belford Township. ********** November 10, 1927 

DEATH OF DALE KINNEY 

Dale Bartley Kinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Kinney of Buffalo, ND. , was bom 
Sept. 2nd, 1918 at Hankinson, ND. He died at Fargo, ND., on Nov. 4th, 1927 of lymphatic 
leukemia after several weeks illness. 

His parents, sisters Beryl and Carol resided at Hankinson until 2 years ago last Sept- 
ember. Bis sister Carol passed away on Dec. 31, 1925. He is survived by his parents, sis- 
ter Beryl and brother Glenn. 

Funeral services were held Monday, at 2 FM. , at the Presbyterian Church at Buffalo. 
Rev. George Caley of Tower City officiated. 

Out of town relatives to the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wildman and sons. Free- 
man and Chas. Jr., of Kelliher, MN. , Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kinney and daughter Myrtle of Far- 
go, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Marvin of Barney, ND., and Mrs. Lora Kinney of Hankinson. 

********* * November 10, 1927 

OBITUARY of MRS. McKINNON 
Formerly Goldie May Tyson of The Hankinson Community 

Goldie May Tyson was bom at Wheatley, Arkansas, on Dec. 10th, 1877 and in early days 
lived at Mascoutah, XL. She moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Tyson to North 
Dakota in 1886 and lived in what became known as the Tyson community southwest of Hankinson. 
In the year 1895 she was married to Nelson S. McKinnon at Hankinson and to this union four 
children were bom. Mr. McKinnon died in January of 1915. 

Mrs. McKinnon took an active interest in church work all her life. First in the Tyson 
M. E. Church and later in the Congregational Church of Hankinson, becoming a member of this 
church in 1915, taking an interest in the Missionary work of the church and was also a mem- 
ber of the Hankinson W. C. T. U. For the last four years she lived at Bamum, MN. , join- 
ing the Presbyterian Church, was a member of its Missionary Society and Vice-president of 
the Ladies Aid. She was also active in the Educational and social work of the town and at 
the time of her death was President of the Bamun Parent-Teachers Association. She was 
presiding at a Parent-Teacher gathering in one of the school rooms when overtaken by the 
illness which caused her death, passing into the great beyond at the age of 59 years, 10 
months and three days. 

Because of the circumstances of her death a special service was held on Saturday after- 
noon at the Bamum School Auditorium conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wittenberger of Cloquet, MN. , 
and the Rev. E. A. Cook of the Methodist Church at Bamum, MN. , who spoke of the fine qual- 

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ities and devoted services of Mrs. McKlnnon. 

The deceased at the time of her death was a. member of the Maccabees; a candidate for 
the Rebekah Lodge, and for several years manager of the Telephone Exchange of Bamum, MN. 

She Is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. M. Tyson; her four daughters, Mrs. Zena M. Felt, 
White Salmon, WA. ; Mrs. Hazel Miller, Brainard, MN. ; Goldle Mae McKinnon and Margaret Emily 
McKinnon of Bamum. One sister, Mrs. A. J. Jensen of Marble, MN. , and three brothers: R. 
M. Tyson, Russel, ND. , Charles 0. Tyson of Columbus, ND., and H. L. Ty6om)f Duluth, MN. , 
besides many other relatives and friends. 

The body was brought to Hankinson, ND., arriving Sunday evening. The funeral services 
were held at the Congregational Church on Monday afternoon, Nov. 7th, 1927, conducted by 
the pastor Rev. G. R. McKeith. The music was very suitable, the pieces selected were: 
"In The Hour of Trial," "Wonderful Love" and "Asleep in Jesus." The quartette was composed 
of Mrs. George Schuett, Mrs. D. Bellin, Mrs. E. A. Lea and Miss Catha Jones with Mrs. J. 
Wickman at the piano. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and including those 
from relatives and friends were wreaths from the Parent-Teachers Association and Fanners 's 
Telephone Company of Bamum, MN. The Telephone employees of Duluth, the Presbyterian Church 
Bamum; The Congregational Church and W. C. T. U. of Ha nk inson. The pall bearers were 
Messrs. J. Wickman, E. A. Lea, W. Dennestedt, T. L. Evenson, Wm. Schuett and John Front, 

Relatives attending the funeral from out of town were Goldie and Margaret McKinnon, 
daughters, of Bamum; Miss Van Elian, niece, of St. Paul, and three brothers, H. L. Tyson 
of Duluth, MN.; R. M. Tyson, Russel, ND. ; Charles 0- Tyson and Mrs. Tyson of Columbus, ND. 

The burial was at the Greendale Cemetery southeast of Hankinson. 

********** November 10, 1927 

M. C. BECK DIES IN MOORHEAD SUNDAY 
Community Shocked by Sudden Death. Funeral Held Friday 

Hankinson was shocked Sunday by the news of the death of Superintendent M. C. Beck, 
who passed away in a hospital at Moorhead at 1 PM. The immediate cause of death was septic 
poisoning, but Mr. Beck had been suffering for three months with a complication of diseases. 

The funeral will be held Friday at 2 PM. , at the Moorhead Lutheran Church. School will 
be closed Friday, the teachers and a great many of the friends of the family expect to make 
the trip to Moorhead to pay their last respects to the departed one. 

When Mr. Beck returned to Hankinson Sept. 1st to resume his duties as Supt. of the 
city schools, he was a sick man, and in no condition to engage in the strenuous duties of 
this position, but he was determined to continue his work, whatever was the cost in health. 
One year and today is a short span of life; but with Mr. Beck, that year changed him from a 
man in the prime of life, charged with energy and ability, to an invalid, finally leading 
him through that door which marks the entrance into eternity. He was a man of great ability 
forceful, and with a capacity for leadership. Although but 37 years of age, Mr. Beck was 
holding a responsible position in his chosen profession. He had many friends and few enem- 
ies. To Mrs. Beck and Clayton, stricken with grief over this sudden loss of their beloved 
husband and father, the community extends the deepest sympathy in their hour of trial. 

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Mr. Beck, who was 37 years old, was Superintendent in Moorhead four years, leaving 
Moorhead to accept a similar post in Marion In 1922. After remaining thiere four years 
be came to Hankinson in 1926. 

He was bom in St. James, MN. He is survived by Mrs. Beck, a son, Clayton, his mother, 
seven brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Alfred, Adolph, Axel, John and Paul, 
residing in St. James, and Hennlng and Carl, who are in the west with their mother. The 
sisters, all of whom reside in St. James, are: Lydla, Olga and Hannah. 

********** November 17, 1927 

MRS. WALKER DIES 

Mrs. Mertle E. Walker, nee Hawes, for some years a teacher in the Hankinson Schools 
was called to her celestial abode on Thursday morning, November 10th, 1927, at the Mounds 
Park Sanitarium, St. Paul. Mrs. Walker was a sister of Mrs. J. J. Jones, whom our readers 
know and it was in the home of Mrs. J. J. Jones that her sister was married to Rev. C. E. 
Walker on June 26, 1912. Mrs. Walker's health became precarious about a year since and 
while aid was sought at the hands of a number of physicians of excellent repute she contin- 
ued to fail, and finally was placed in the care of nerve and brain specialists in St. Paul, 
where everything was done to enable the patient to recover. The ailment that baffled the 
skilled attendants was encephalitis, and to this was later added an acute attack of pneu- 
monia and the end came not imexpected. Mrs. J. J. Jones and Mr. Walker were in attendance 
upon the Invalid when death came to release the sufferer. 

The funeral service and interment were at Good Thunder, MN., on Nov. 12th, 1927, the 
deceased being 51 years, 9 months and 24 days of age. 

********** November 17, 1927 

FORMER HANKINSON CITIZEN DIES 

Eli B. Oliver, 73, pioneer citizen of this community and later of Wahpeton, died Tues- 
day in a Minneapolis Hospital from pneumonia. He had recently underwent a cancer operation. 
Mr. Oliver was probably the oldest mail carrier in southeastern North Dakota in point of 
years and service. He entered the mall carrier service at Wahpeton in 1908. 

George Oliver of New Effington, and a former Hankinson citizen. Is his brother. 

********* * November 17, 1927 

Mrs. Madge Shea returned from Omaha, NB., Wednesday evening, where she attended the 
funeral of her brother. She spent the past two weeks with her parents, brothers and sis- 
ters, all living in Omaha. ********** November 17, 1927 

DEATH OF JOHN BOMMERSBACH 

John Bommersbach died last Saturday at the home of his nephew in Greendale Township, 
being 59 years old at the time of his death. The funeral was held on Monday in St. Philip's 
Church. The out of town relatives present were his nephews, Frank of Forman and Joe of 
Oakes. The pall bearers were six nephews of the deceased: Martin, Anton, Frank, John, Leo 
and Joe. 

Mr. Bommersbach was bom deaf and dumb, but with this handicap he had established a 

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reputation for cheerfulness that would shame many a man bom with all five senses. Mr. 
Boomersbach was a thrifty farmer, amassing considerable property. He was never married 
but has several brothers and sisters. 

********** November 17, 1927 

The week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Kaiser died Sunday morning at 10 AM. 
The ftineral was held Tuesday In the Catholic Church at Mantador, Rev. Fr. Wilkes conducting 
the services. ********** November 17, 1927 

In the death notice of Mrs. Witt printed last week the name of Paul Witt, a son of the 
deceased, was omitted through error. Mr. Witt is a resident of Milwaukee: Mrs. Witt was 
here for the funeral. ********** November 17, 1927 

MAN WITH LONGEST BEARD IN WORLD, DIES FRIDAY 
Hans Langseth, Nansen Township Pioneer Dies at Farm Home 

Hans Langseth, nearly 82, famous as the man having the longest whiskers in the world, 
died at his farm home in Nansen Township on Friday evening, death being caused by old age. 
Mr. Langseth had been in contests and in side shows with his whiskers which measured over 
17 feet in length. Simple funeral services at the Sterner Church in Nansen Township marked 
the passing of a man who had entertained mayors, railroad presidents and governors with his 
remarkable whiskers. The body will be shipped to Kensett, lA. , for burial at his old home. 
Since July 14, 1875, Mr. Langseth had let his beard grow. Not a razor has touched his face 
for more than 50 years. His long white beard brought him to the hubbub and ballyhoo of the 
circus sideshows. Outside the gates of an old city in India, so the story goes, a fakir 
sits in the hot sun day after day with great long whiskers. His was supposed to be the 
longest beard in the world. 

At the reunion of the Sante Fe gold trail pioneers years ago, Hans Langseth's beard 
outstripped all competitors by yards. Careful measurement showed that it exceeded the India 
fakir's beard by a foot and a half. Constant publicity failed to unearth a beard that would 
come within feet of the length of that of Mr. Langseth. 

Scouts from the circus approached Langseth and the flowery offers soon brought him to 
the sawdust trail. A simple and good farmer by nature, he soon tired of the morbid curos- 
ity seekers, the constant questioning and the utter lack of privacy that goes with circus 
life and came back to his home in Richland County. 

For the past several years, he had been dwelling quietly on his fine farm in Nansen 
Township, taking care of his work, a fine neighbor and friend to the folks who came in con- 
tact with him. 

Death came quietly, the aged man passing away in the evening. He is survived by three 

sons, Peter, Oscar and Nels, living near Galchutt RICHLAND COUNTY FARMER GLOBE 

********** November 17,1927 

DEATH of JAMES BOHN 
GREAT BEND.,.. The community was saddened when word was received that Jimmy Bohn had 
passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital on Tuesday night of last week. 

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James Irving Bohn, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bohn was bom near Great 
Bend on May 7, 1922. Early this fall he began ailing but became well again and began sch- 
ool. About a month ago what seemed to be trouble with his ear began and he was taken to 
the Wahpeton Hospital. The cause of his illness could not be determined at first. A spec- 
ialist from Fargo and several other physicians later found It to be tubercular meningitis. 
After two weeks of suffering he was called to the Great Beyond on Nov. 8th. 

Jimmy was of a cheerful happy disposition and a favorite of all who laiew him. Funeral 
services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran Church, Rev. Hinck officiating. 

He is survived by his parents, one brother George Donald and other near relatives and 
friends. Out of town relatives to attend the funeral were his uncles, Arnold, Ralph, James 
and Melville Stenson of Minneapolis. Ernest Stenson of Delamere, ND., Gladstone Stenson of 
Alexandria, MH. , and an Aunt Mildred Stenson of Minneapolis. The pall bearers were Walter 
Adamson, Melvin Bechtel, Wesley Griepentrog and Melvin Bohn. 

********** November 17, 1927 

STILES NEWS Miss Emma Moe, young daughter of Mrs. John Moe, residing south of 

Stiles, passed away Friday morning at the Breckenridge Hospital. She became ill Thursday 
morning and was taken to the hospital where she died the following morning of heart trouble. 
She was a pupil at the Science School. The funeral was held at Lidgerwood on Monday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock. ********** November 17, 1927 

STILES NEWS The road gang working east of Stiles was transferred to Lidgerwood on 

Thursday, owing to the death of Mr. Hohman the owner, who was accidentally killed Tuesday 
near Hapleton, ND. , when the car he was driving skidded on the gravel. 

********** November 17, 1927 

Mabel Jensen of New Effington returned to Hankinson, Wednesday evening, where she 
accompanied the Max Wexler family to Minneapolis, where their son, Seymour was taken for 
burial. He died of bronchial pneumonia, which set in after a tonsil operation that was 
performed two weeks previous. Seymour Wexler died last Friday at his home in New Effington. 
He was the youngest of four children, Etta, Joe and Roalyn. Pete Jensen took his sister, 
Mabel to New Effington Wednesday night. 

********** November 17, 1927 

John Eichhom received word Sunday of the death of his brother George Eichhom of Wal- 
nut, lA. , who has been very low for the past three months. Mr. Elchhorn departed for the 
said city on Monday night, where he will attend the funeral on Wednesday. 

********** November 24, 1927 



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JOHN GLANDER FUNERAL SUNDAY 
One of Richland County Pioneers, 38 Years In This Community 

John dander, one of the early settlers of Richland County, died on Nov. 18th, In the 
Wahpeton Hospital from obstruction of the bowels, after an Illness of two weeks duration. 
He had attained the age of 59 years, 3 months and 9 days. 

The funeral was held Simday at the Immanuel Ev. Church, Rev. Meier conducting the ser- 
vices. A very large concourse of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects 
to the departed one, and the offerings were profuse and beautiful. 

John dander was bom on August 9th, 1868, at Schleferbeln, Pommeran, Germany, where 
he was baptized and confirmed. At the age of 21 he emigrated to this country, living at 
Great Bend for two years. He was united In marriage to Miss Augusta Medenwaldt on March 
25th, 1890, at the Evangelical Church In Great Bend, Rev. Gruen officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Glander moved to Hankinson very shortly after and have lived here ever 
since. The married life of Mr. and Mrs. Glander was of 37 years duration, and they were 
blessed with 16 children, 8 of whom died in early infancy, while two, John and Florence, 
were called by the Lord at the ages of 21 and 13. 

The death of Mr. Glander leaves his wife, and six children to mourn their loss: Mrs. 
Elsie Wegener, Wahpeton; Mrs. Martha Mc Donald, St. Cloud, MN. ; William, Harry and Herbert, 
Hankinson; Otto, Wahpeton; three brothers, Fred and Carl, Wahpeton; August, who is working 
in the Lords vineyard at Minneapolis; one sister, Mrs. Wm. Radke, Brushville, ND. 

********** November 24, 1927 

CARD of THANKS 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for their 

assistance and words of sympathy extended during our recent bereavement; also for the many 

beautiful floral offerings. 

Mrs. John Glander Mr. Harry Glander 

Mrs. August Wagener Mr. Herbert Glander 

Mrs. A. W. McDonald Mrs. Wm. Radke 

Mr. William Glander Mr. Carl Glander 

Mr. Otto Glander Mr. Fred Glander 

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OBITUARY of M. C. BECK 

Funeral services for our lamented School Superintendent Mathew C. Beck were held at 
Hoorhead, MN., Friday afternoon, Nov. 18, 1927. 

The mourners and friends gathered at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, the College 
Church of Concordia College, of which church Mr. Heck was a member. The service was In 
charge of the pastor the Rev. Slgrud Sorenson who preached a very helpful sermon assuring 
us that the Lord's purpose In man was not limited to this scene of action. After the pre- 
lude on the pipe organ the Rev. J. H. Meier of Evangelical Church of Ranklnsn, ND., sang 
very beautifully "No Trials Yonder, and the testing done; the schooldays oer, and the prizes 
won." etc. The Rev. G. R. McKelth of the Congregational Church, Hanklnson, gave the bio- 
graphical account of the departed: 

"Professor Matthew C. Beck was bom 37 years ago at St. James, MN. , and died Sunday 
afternoon, November 13th, 1927 at Moorhead, MN. , leaving to mourn his loss, his wife and 
one son Clayton, besides his mother In California, 7 brothers and 3 sisters and other rel- 
atives. He has died In the prime of manhood and his death came as a surprise to his many 
friends In these adjoining states. 

Be was of Swedish parentage, but consistently endeavored to attain the Ideals of Amer- 
ican Citizenship and "a workman that needeth not to be ashamed." 

After his early elementary and secondary eduacatlon at St. James, he became a student 
in the Gustavlus Adolphus College at St. Peter, MN. , and In the year 1913 received his 
Bachelor's Degree. He then took up studies In Education and School Management of the Dniv. 
of Mlon., and later some correspondence work In Law with the Extension Department of the 
Dnlf. of California. 

As a student, he majored in Mathematics and Natural Sciences and mlnored in Social 
Studies, History and Languages; taking also Psychology and Education, which secured his 
First Grade Professional Teaching Certificate in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota. 

Hie teaching record is as follows: Year 1913-1914 High School Teacher at Hlllsboro, 
ND., being also Athletic Coach. 191A-1918 High School Principal and teacher at Enderlin, 
ND., (four years.) 1918-1922 Principal of Junior-Senior High at Moorhead, MN. (four years) 
1922-1926 Superintendent of Schools, Marion, ND. (four years.) In his second year as Super- 
intendent of Schools at Hanklnson, ND. 

During his work at Moorhead and Marion, he participated In the erection of new school 
buildings and in his general work at each place he has lived, proved efficient and trust- 
worthy. The testimonials from reliable people at the various places speak in the highest 
terms regarding both the teacher and the man. 

He came to Hanklnson during the summer of 1926 so as to be in immediate touch with 
the town and people in view of the school year 1926-1927. He arrived full of bubbling youth 
and enthusiastic anticipation and was received with great acclamation and entered heartily 
into the life of the town and the work of the school. 

Having previously been a Kiwanian he was soon ushered into the fellowship of our club 

and immediately set to work "for the good of the order." 

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mg early years were spent In fellowship with the Swedish Lutheran Church and at the 
time of his death was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, but through change of 
environment and also through marriage relationship he became associated with the Congregat- 
ional Church when such a church was founded in Marlon, and he fully Intended throwing in 
his efforts with our Congregational Church of Hanklnson. I, having at his request, secured 
his letter of transfer; which, however, was never presented to our church for reasons I need 
not here mention. 

The Issues, we believe, of life and death are in the hands of a loving God. Not our 
puny opinion, but His unerring Faith will be the deciding factor in the ultimate reward for 
a man's labor here on earth. Thus we must leave the one, who has left us by the door-way 
of death, with a prayer, that protectoln, guidence and blessing may be given to the sorrow- 
ing Loved ones in this their time of bitter loss and grief. 

"What Is all the fame you strove for, now you come to die? 

All that walked within the sunshine, neath the shadows lie. 

Nothing counts you, nothing helps you, when you leave the sun. 

But the love that you have given, and the love that you have won." 

The quartette from the Hanklnson High School composed of Miss Karlstrom, Miss Mildred 
Maas, Mr. D. Boyd and Ernest Thompson sang "Abide with Me." 

The floral offerings were unusually beautiful, and there was quite a large delegation 
representing the High School, Kiwanls, Masons and other friends from Hanklnson. The 
deceased was well known and respected in Moorhead and many were present to show their sym- 
pathjTwlth the sorrowing widow and son. The pall bearers were Messrs. Self kin, Boyd and 
Johnson from the school. Messrs. Roof, Sibley and Litherland of Marion and Moorhead. The 
body was laid to rest in the Moorhead Cemetery, the commital service being read by the 
Rev. S. Sorenson. ********** November 24, 1927 



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DEATH of MRS. AUGUST KATH 

Mrs. Louise Caroline Rath, nee Held, was bom on August 7th, 18A3, in West Prussia, 
Germany, and died Sunday morning, Nov. 27th, In Hanklnson, at the age of 84 years, 3 moni- 
ths and seven days. 

Death was caused by increasing Inflrmltiea of old age. The funeral was held Wednes- 
day afternoon from the Lutheran Church of which she had been a lifelong member. Rev. J. P. 
Klausler officiating. 

She is survived by six sons: Albert, Waseca, MN. ; Carl, John, Fred, Gustave, Hanklnson; 
William, Lyons, lA. 

On Sept. 2Ath, 1866, she was married to August Katb and moved from West Prussia to 
Brandenburg, thence to Wisleben in Saxony. They emigrated to America, settling at Falr- 
bault, MN. , in 1893, moved on a farm southwest of Hanklnson in 1907. After a short resid- 
ence on the farm they moved to Hanklnson in 1909. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kath celebrated their golden wedding in 1916. In 1920 her husband died. 
Since that time Mrs. Rath has been living in her home on the north side, in excellent health 
until about six months ago. Until her last Illness she was exceedingly energetic, caring 
for a large garden and doing her own housework. Mrs. Kath had a large circle of friends 
and acquaintances who extend sympathy to the surviving relatives. 

The pall bearers were: Herman Budack, Fred Ebel, Albert Grohnke, Albert Pribbemow, 
Theo. Procknow and Albert Trlttln. 

********* * December 1, 1927 

MRS. POPP's NEPHEW KILLED at MINOT 
Stabbed with Scissors in Night Hold-up of Garage Where He worked 

Mrs. Wm. Popp was notified Tuesday of the murder of her nephew, Rudolph Tehelka, 20, 
at Minot Monday night. She left Wednesday to attend the funeral. 

He was found stabbed to death early Monday, with a pair of scissors piercing his body 
near his heart. A total of $58.50 was missing from the cash register, it was announced by 
the management. A safe, which contained $382, had not been opened. 

Tehelka had been beaten about the head and face, and when the crime was discovered, 
his body was in a sitting posture on the floor, leaning against a chair, with one arm on 
another chair. His cap was lying on the floor beside the body. 

SEARCH BEGUN 

A pair of coveralls and a shirt covering his chest were open, exposing the scissors 
which had penetrated his body four Inches. 

Officials immediately started a search for two men who at 1 AM. , Monday purchased a 
storage battery in the garage and paid for it in cash, this being the last sale recorded 
by the cash register. 

Fred Hanson, another employee of the garage, told officials that the sale of the batter 
was made about 1 AM., and that he remained in the garage until about 3 AM. 

SAW FLASHLIGHT 

Fred Almy, residing across the street from the garage, said that when he awakened about 

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5 AM. , and looked out the window, he saw a flashlight being moved about in the office 
where Tehelka's body was found. A flashlight, thought to be Tehelka's was found on the 
floor beside the body. ***** ***** December 1 1927 

MRS. SUNDE COMMITS SUICIDE SATURDAY 
Bangs Self With Silk Scarf in Basement Saturday 

Mrs. Josephine Sunde, wife of Louis Sunde, living 9 miles south of Hankinson, committed 
suicide last Saturday afternoon, between the hours of 3 and A PM. She was found by her hus- 
band hanging from the rafters of the basement about six o'clock. 

The coroner and sheriff were called Saturday evening. No coroner's jury was summoned, 
it being a plain case of suicide. Later the Wipperman Merc. Co., Undertaking establishment 
prepared the body for burial. 

Mrs. Sunde had been in very poor health for four months; several operations, together 
with continued ill health, sapped her vitality, and her mental and physical strength failed. 
It is xmderstood she was temporarily deranged when committing the deed. Mrs. Sunde used a 
silk scarf, tying it securely over the rafters in the basement, then around her neck, and 
j imping off an apple box. 

The funeral will be held today, unless the storm causes a postponement until Friday. 
She was 41 years old at the time of her death. There are no children. 

********** December 15, 1927 

FAIRMOUOT GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE 

Mrs. A. W. Bank committed suicide at Wolf Point, MT. , Monday, Nov. 28th. by taking 
poison. Worry over financial difficulties is attributed as cause for the rash act. 

The deceased before her marriage was Miss Ann Olds, daughter of Burt Olds an old resi- 
dent of this vicinity. She lived for some time with the A. W. Lindquist family and left 
here about 5 years ago and went to Montana, where she was married to A. W. Bank. 

She was a graduate of the Fairmount High School. They ran a restaurant for some time 
at Scoby, MI., and later on moved to Wolf Point. She was 24 years old and besides her hus- 
band, leaves their small children to mourn her loss FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** December 15, 1927 

Mrs. J. W. Strege of Lidgerwood, who attended the funeral of her mother at Mayville, 
WI., last week, stopped in Hankinson Thursday last on her return from Minneapolis, for a 
visit at the Hugo Macheel home. ********** December 15, 1927 

LIDGERWOOD GIRL KILLED 
Last Saturday the little 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson, living 
10 miles south of Cayuga, was killed when her brother pointed a rifle at her, pulling the 
trigger. The bullet passed through the abdomen. She was brought to the Lidgerwood Hospital 
but there were no hopes for her recovery, and she died Thursday morning. The shooting was 
accidental. ********** December 22, 1927 

NO. 108 WRECKED NEAR KENSINGTON 
Friday Afternoon, Six Cars Derailed. Fireman Killed 

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No. 108 Soo Line flier, eastbound, was wrecked near Kensington, MN. , Friday after- 
noon when both engines left the track and five baggage and mail cars and the smoker were 
derailed. The fireman, Wm. Funnells, of Glenwood, MN., was killed Instantly but outside 
of minor bruises, no one else was injured. 

The train, a double-header, had just left Kensington, and was about four hours late. 
As the train emerged from a cut filled with snow several miles east of Kensignton, the 
front engine left the train, throwing the other engine and six cars from the rails. Both 
engines turned completely around facing west, and the cars were piled up along the right- 
of-way, one baggage car and the day coach being partially telescoped. 

Funnells, who was killed, was riding in the front engine, which turned over on the 
left side. He was thrown out and one of the drivers of the engine passed over his head. 
His right hand was also cut off. The engineer, and the crew on the other engine were un- 
injured, but suffered from severe shock. 

Doctors from Kensington treated the minor bruises of the passengers. Dr. Williams, 
Miss Alta Nicholson and Mrs. C. A. Carmen were on the train escaping without injury. The 
passengers were forced to remain in the Pull man until Saturday afternoon, and Dr. Williams 
was busy all forenoon Saturday carrying food to the stranded passengers. 

The dead fireman is a resident of Glenwood and has a wife and several children. 

********** December 22, 1927 

FORMER HANKINSON CITIZEN DIES AT DE SMET 
W. S. Andrews passed away at his home in De Smet, SD. , on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, death 
being-caused by heart failure after an Illness of about two years. After funeral services 
at the home and the Masonic Temple, Interment took place at the De Smet Cemetery on Monday 
Dec. 5th. 

Mr. Andrews had been a resident of De Smet since 1906, when he came from Hanklnson, ND. 
to take over management as ovmer of the Andrews Brothers Clothing Store, in which he had beei 
a partner since its origin. His family consisted of Mrs. Andrews and daughter Florence, and 
son, Walter, Florence dying in 1921. Mr. Andrews was a stockholder In the De Smet National 
Bank and a leader In the local Masonic Lodge. He also belonged to the Woodmen and Knights 
of Pythias orders. 

Walter Scott Andrews was bom April 19th, 1860, in McHenry County, IL. His parents 
moved to Delaware County, lA. , a few years later and to Cero Gordo County in 1869. 

In 1888, Mr. Andrews went to Hanklnson, ND., and engaged in the drug business, after 
training as a pharmacist. He was married on July 21st, 1891, to Esther C. Colt, at the 
Keystone farm, a large wheat farm managed by her brother-in-law, T.H. Junker. They lived 
In Hanklnson until 1906. 

In his death Mr. Andrews leaves his widow and son, Dr. Walter C. Andrews, of Minneap- 
olis. Of his family there remains a sister, Mrs. C. E. Riddle, of Orlando, FL. , and four bro- 
thers, George, of Mason City, lA. , James of Oakes, ND., and Frank and John of De Smet. 

********** December 22, 1927 

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The funeral of Mrs. Louis Sunde, who died Satxirday, Dec. 10th, was held Monday, Dec. 
I9th. On account of the bad roads and storms, it was Impossible to conduct services before 
this date. * ********* December 22, 1927 

DEATH OF MRS. ANNA HUNGER 
Has 60 Tears Old at Time of Demise. An Early Resident 

Profound sorrow hovers over Hanklnson In the closing days of the year as a result of 
the death of Anna Hunger, which occured at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. She had been an In- 
valid for some time, suffering from a complication of ailments; the primary cause of death 
being poly neuritis with a high grade of secondary anemia, but her death was not conslstant 
with general physical condition, but due to a strong paychlc factor, and while the end was 
not unexpected it brought grief to scores of old time friends In the community. 

Anna (Johnson) Hunger was bom at Oslo, Norway, May 14th, 1868, and was therefore in 
the 60th year of her llfe^ Her girlhood was spent in Norway and she came to the United Statet 
when about 20 years old, settling first In Fergus Falls, where some of hex sisters were 
living. In 1892, the Sisseton Indian Reservation was opened to settlement and she filed on 
a homestead south of Hanklnson, dividing her time between the claim and Hanklnson Village. 
After proving up on her homestead in 1895, she married Edward Hunger, pioneer business man 
and a widower. Mr. Hunger died in 1916 and the wife continued to make her home here up to 
the time of her death. No children were ever bom to the couple. 

During the 35 years she lived in Hanklnson, the deceased was identified closely with 
the social and church activities of the community. A devoted member of the Congregational 
Church, she contributed liberally to its financial support and also of her time in the 
Ladles' Aid and in the Sunday School. She possessed a splendid Christian character and 
endeared herself especially to the younger people with whom she came in contact. Her great- 
est pleasure was in doing for others, and her life was surely one of service. She was dev- 
oted to her husband and after his death much of her energies was extended in the welfare of 
the young men and women of the community. She was a charter member of the Eastern Star 
Chapter and for many years served as its treasurer. She was also a Past Matron of the 
chapter. 

Deceased is survived by six sisters, four of whom reside in Norway. The others are: 
Mrs. Nettle Erlckson of Fergus Falls, MN., and Mrs. Christine Larson of Carlyle, KN. Mrs. 
Erlckson is here for the last sad rites. There are also five nieces and one nephew in this 
cotmtry. 

Anticipating a fatal termination of her illness, the deceased planned all arrangements 
for the funeral, which is being held this (Thursday) afternoon, with services at the home 
at 1:30 and at the church at 2 PH. Rev. McKelth is in charge, and the pall bearers, fondly 
referred to by the deceased as "her boys," are young men, most of whom were at one time 
or other roomers at her home: H. R. Murphy, M. S. Aker, John Peschel, Steve Sleight, D. S. 
Mcllwaln and H. A. Merrlfield. 

Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, and a little later the remains of Mr. Hunger 
win be removed from the present resting place on the Hunger farm near Lake Elsie to a 

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place beside his devoted life partner. 

It was the dying request of Mrs. E. Hunger that her gratitude and thanks be conveyed 
through the Hanklnson News to all the friends who had been kind during her Illness. She 
made this request just a few minutes before she passed away. 

She remembered and appreciated every little kindness, flowers, a plant, a few words 
of kindness and encouragement, and wanted to take this method of thanking all those who 
she could not thank personally. 

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VETERAN SOO LINE CONDUCTOR DIES SATURDAY NIGHT 
Frank E. Powers, Father of Dr. Powers of This City, Dies of Heart Failure 

Frank E. Powers, veteran Soo Line Conductor, died suddenly at Fairmount Saturday even- 
ing at 11:30 PM of heart failure. The death came as a shock to his family and friends as 
Mr. Powers had been enjoying the best of health. 

The remains were taken to the old home at Mora, MN., for burial Thursday, accompanied 
by Mrs. Powers and his son. Dr. Powers of this city. 

Mr. Powers was a veteran on the Soo Line, commencing work April 30, 1907, at Staples, 
MN., later moving to Enderlin where he was conductor on the main line running freights. 
Last year he moved to Fairmount and was a conductor on the F. & V. branch. He was a mem- 
ber of the 0. R. C. and the Elks Lodge, and a personal friend of every traveling salesman 
on his run, because of his affable manner and accomodating ways. It is believed that "Fat" 
Powers, as he was called, had more friends along the Soo Line than any other employee of 
the road. 

His death was a terrible shock to his family. Saturday evening "Doc" Powers of this 
city, was in Fairmount visiting his folks. About 11:00 PM, his father asked Doc to motor 
^^1n down to the roxmd house to get some head phones for his radio that he had left in the 
caboose. Doc drove as close to the round house as possible, and his father walked up the 
track saying he would be back in ten minutes. When he had not returned in 45 minutes. Doc 
became alarmed. Reaching the coach he was horrified to find his father lying dead in the 
toilet. The doctor was called, but it was found that Mr. Powers had already been dead over 
30 minutes. Those friends who viewed the remains, say that he died as he lived, with a 
smile on his face. 

The sorrowing relatives, Mrs. Powers and son. Dr. F. H. Powers; two sisters and three 
brothers, have the profound sympathy of Hankinson in their bereavement. 

********** January 19, 1928 

DEATH of MRS. JOHANNA STRUBEL 

A large number of friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Johanna Strubel last Tuesday 
afternoon. 

Mrs. Johanna Strubel, pioneer settler of Brandenburg Township, was bom in Germany on 
September 23rd, 1851. She came to North Dakota in 1874, and after her marriage to William 
Weiss settled near Great Bend, where they lived until the death of her husband in 1890. 

Several years later she married Ferdinand Pappa, who was killed in an accident a few 
years later. She then moved to Hankinson and was later married to Ferdinand Strubel. 
After his death she returned to Great Bend and for the past thirteen years has made her 
home with her son, R. W. Weiss. 

Since her youth she was a faithful member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and was 

also a member of the Ladies Aid. 

This fall her health began to fail and since September she was confined to her bed 
in a helpless condition. She was called to tjl^e Great Beyond, on Jan. 14th. 



The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church here on Tuesday. The Rev. 
Hinck officiating at the German services and Rev. Cordts delivering the address in the 
English language. Two selections were beautifully rendered by the Ladies Aid and choir 
respectively. 

She was laid to rest in the Belford Cemetery having been an early member of the Belford 
congregation. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Robert and William, and a number of 
other near relatives. 



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January 26, 1928 



L. E. Aldrich received a telegram Saturday stating that his sister, Mae Aldrich of 
Los Angeles, CA. , bad passed away. Mr. Aldrich visited his sister before the holidays 
and at that time his sister was getting better. 

********** January 26, 1928 

DEATH of MRS. GEO. FOWLER 
Mrs. Mary Charlotte Fowler, 79, wife of George Fowler, died at her home in Fargo on 
Tuesday night following an illness of a month. 

Among the surviving children is G. Ross Fowler of Los Angeles, CA. , former Hankinson 
resident. There are five other sons and one daughter. The Fowlers were early settlers 
in Cass County, locating there in 1880. The funeral will be held at Fargo on Saturday. 
Ross Fowler is expected in Fargo on Friday. 

* ********* January 26, 1928 

Matt Schram returned from Chicago Tuesday night, where he went to see his brother 
Mike, who was ill. Mike Schram died a week ago Monday and was buried last Thursday. 

********** January 26, 1928 

GENESEO YOUTH KILLS HIMSELF: MOTIVE UNKNOWN 
Young Man 17, Hangs Himself From Rafter in Basement of Home 
John Jagodzinski, 17, of Geneseo, ND. , committed suicide late Monday night by hanging 
himself from a rafter in the basement of his father's home, according to word received here 
on Tuesday. 

The boy was first missed about 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, but little anxiety was felt 
over his absence for some time. It was not until Tuesday morning when his mother went to 
the basement that she discovered his body hanging from the rafter, with a belt strap knot- 
ted about his neck. 

H. Denk, coroner of Sargent County was notified immediately, and the inquest held 
Tuesday morning failed to reveal any motive for the self inflicted death. As far as could 
be ascertained, the boy had been in good health, and was normal in every way. 

Besides his mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pozimbo, the boy is survived 
by his sister, Rosalie, of Minneapolis, and three brothers, Albln, Louis, and Vincent. 
Louis and Vincent are residents of Geneseo, while Albin is in Minneapolis with his sister. 

********** Febniary 9, 1928 

Mrs. A. M. Tlx, 74 years old, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
George Mack, at New Efflngton. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Philip's Church, 

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Kev. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services. Mrs. Tlx had been In poor health for 
several months and her death was not unexpected. We have been unable to secure more part- 
iculars than we give above. ********* * February 9, 1928 

NELS HANSON, PIONEER FAEMER, DIES MONDAY EVE. 
Had Been 111 Two Months With Heart Attacks, Funeral Today 

The funeral of Nels Hanson, pioneer settler in this part of the country, was held 
Thursday- at 10 AM., at the St. Philip's Church in Hankinson. 

Mr. Hanson's death came as a severe shock to his family, although they were aware of 
his dangerous condition. The end came quietly at 7 PM Monday evening. 

About two months ago Mr. Hanson suffered a severe heart attack, but rallied. The past 
several weeks he has been gaining steadily and it was not until a week ago, that the relapse 
came. 

Nels A. Hanson was bom in Sweden on May 30th, 1866. On July Ath, 1890, he was married 
to Mary Jane Stewart. Three children were bom to this union.. . .Edward D., Edwin C, of 
Lidgerwood, ND., and Ella Kretchman, of this city. The mother passed to the great beyond 
in the year 1899. 

Mr. Hanson remarried in 1908 to Annie Miller and to this xinion one daughter, Katie, 
and one son, Joseph, were born; all of whom survive, together with the wife. 

Mr. Hanson moved to Lidgerwood 25 years ago, securing employment in the Lidgerwood 
mill. Later the family moved onto a farm near Mantador, seventeen years ago they moved to 
the farm they now occupy. 

-Mr. Hanson was one of those open hearted, hospitable men, who enjoyed company and as 
a result he was very widely known and had many personal friends. He was active in township 
affairs; at the time of his death being road overseer for his district. 

We deeply deplore his passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing rel- 
atives. ********** Febrtiary 9, 1928 

GREAT BEND Adelia Gollnick returned Wednesday evening from Wisconsin, where she 

attended the funeral of her great-grandmother at Fon du Lac and spent several weeks visit- 
ing at West Point. Her Uncle, Otto Griepentrog, accompanied her and will visit relatives 
ligre. ******** ** February 9. 1928 

Friends received word Monday that Mrs. Joseph Winkle of Bismarck, daughter of Mrs. 
L. Schaefer of this city, had passed away. Her brother, Wm. Schaefer and wife left Wed- 
nedsay moming for Bismarck to attend the funeral. The Winkle family were former resid- 
ents of Hankinson. ********** February 9, 1928 

WELL KNOWN SCO LINE CONDUCTOR DIES 
Many Hankinson People Remember Samuel Russell of Enderlin 
Samuel Russell, Soo Line conductor running between Enderlin and Portal, was taken 
suddenly ill Monday while on his train (106). He was mshed to the hospital at Valley City 
on a special train fumished by Supt. Geo. Baxter. Mr. Russell underwent an operation 
lomediately but he died a few hours after the operation. 

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He is survived by his widow and two daughter, Barbara and Dorothy. 

Mr. Russell has been a conductor on the Soo since 1904, formerly running on the Bis- 
marck, Washburn and Great Falls railroad with headquarters at Bismarck. 

The remains will be taken to Bismarck today and the funeral will be held Friday. 

********** February 16, 1928 

DEATH CALLS YOUNG MOTHER 

Mrs. Wm. Berg died Monday morning at the Lidgerwood Hospital, after a brief Illness. 
The fimeral services were held in the St. Anthony Church at Fairmount, Wednesday, Feb. 15th 
at 10 o'clock AM. 

Jocle Fern Eichhom was bom on Dec. 3rd, 1898, at Everly, lA. At the age of 18 she 
moved to North Dakota with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Eichhom. 

On Nov. 18th, 1919, she was married to William Berg, and this union was blessed with 
four children. 

The surviving relatives are: her husband; children: Edward 7, Leroy 5, Leslie 3 and 
Alvln, 14 months; her parents; three sisters, and one brother, Mrs. Mabel Dobrika, Fair- 
mount; Mrs. Elva Meyer, Jackson, MN. , Miss Llla Eichhom, Hankinson and Floyd Eichhom, 
Fairmount. All relatives were present at the funeral with the exception of one sister who 
was prevented on account of illness. 

Mrs. Berg was a loving wife and a kind mother, and her passing leaves the relatives 
grief stricken. 

In Loving Remejnbrance of Jocle Fern Berg. Died Febmary 13th, 1928. Age 29 years. 

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled; 
A place Is vacant in our home. Which never can be filled. 

God in his wisdom has recalled. The boon his love had given 
And though the body slumbers here. The soul is safe in Heaven. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Eichhom, Parents. 

********** February 16, 1928 

DEATH OF MRS. EDNA AMBACH 
Young Matron Answers the Call of the Grim Reaper 
On Monday morning of this week, about 8:30 AM, there occured the death of Mrs. Edna 
Ambach, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Medenwaldt, residing north of town. 
The death of Mrs, Ambach was not unexpected, since she had been a sufferer from tuberculosis 
for several years already, and all attempts to stay the ravages of the dread disease had 
been in vain. 

Mrs. Edna Ambach, nee Medenwaldt, was bom on March 1st, 1900, in Brlghtwood. There 
she grew to womanhood. On Dec. 16th, 1920, she was married to Ernst Ambach of Great Bend, 
and then made her home with her husband on the latter's farm east of Great Bend. In the 
Fall of 1925, she fell ill, and gradually grew weaker in spite of all efforts at aid. 

After her return from a sanitarium, she made her home with her parents. She suffered 

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much during the the last weeks, of her life, but bore her cross patiently trusting In hfer 
Savior, who had died for her. .She Is survived by her husband, Ernst Amhach, by her parents 

and the following brothers and sisters, besides numerous other relatives: Mrs. William Bla- 

dow. Otto Medenwaldt, Mrs. Chas. Sherman, Richard Medenwaldt, Mrs. Albred Bohn, Mrs. Nick 

Ehr, Alfred, Ewald, Arthur and Selna Medenwaldt. 

She attained an age of 27 years, 11 months and 13 days. The funeral took place today 
(Thursday) from the local Lutheran Church. Rev. T. H-lnck of Great Bend preached the German 
sermon. Rev. Klausler delivered the English address. 

********** Febriiary 16, 1928 

MRS. ROBERT BASSETT DIES 

Mrs. Robert Bassett, formerly Ruth O'Keefe, died at the N. P. Hospital in St. Paul of 
Meningitis on Saturday Feb. 11th, at the age of 27 years and 10 days. The funeral was held 
in Fargo on Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral. She graduated from the Hankinson High School 
in the year 1917 and was married on Nov. 24th, 1921 to Robert Bassett of St. Paul. 

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. O'Keefe and sister O'Keefe and brother, Loury 
O'Keefe all of Fargo, sister Mrs. Jack McDonald and brother John of Mapleton, ND. Mrs. 
Bassett has been ill since Thanksgiving, when she was taken sick with Influenza. She was 
a patient at the N. P. Hospital in St. Paul two weeks and four days before her death. 

********** February 16, 1928 

SONORA NEWS.... The community was sadly shocked Monday morning on hearing of the death 
of Mrs. William Berg, who lived three miles northwest of Sonora. She died Monday morning, 
Feb. ISth, at A o'clock. Mrs. Berg was widely known and had many personal friends. 

She is survived by her husband, William Albert Berg, four son, Edward, Leroy, Leslie 
and Elvin, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John Eichhom of Hankinson, three sisters, 
Mrs. Carl Dobrika of near Wahpeton, Mrs. Jacob Meyer of Iowa, and Miss Llla Eichhom of Hank- 
inson, one brother, Floyd Eichhom of Sonora and other relatives and friends. 

The bereaved family have the sympathy of this community. 

********** February 16, 1928 

Clara Brisbin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brlsbin, died last Friday night and 

the funeral was held on Tuesday morning in the St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Studnicka 

conducting the services. The little girl was a grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August 

Schmidt, living east of Hankinson. 

********** February 23, 1918 

SONORA NEWS.... Clara Mae the thirteen month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Brisbin, died at the Breckenridge Hospital on Friday, Febmary 17th, after a short Illness. 

Mrs. Brisbin and daughter have been staying at the home of the former's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. August Schmidt, while Mr. Brisbin has been in Idaho. 

The funeral was held on Tuesday from the St. Anthony Catholic Church at Hankinson, (^) 
The Rev. Father Studnicka officiating. 

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The deceased leaves to mourn her loss: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brlsbln, 
other relatives and friends. 

The bereaved have the sympathy of this vicinity. 

********** February 23, 1928 

MES. JOHN GLANDER DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral To Be Held Saturday at 2 PM, Em. Ev. Church 

Mrs, John Glander died Wednesday, February 22nd at her home in Hankinson, after an 
illness of several months duration. Her ailment was cancer of the stomach. 

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1:30 PM from the home and at 2 PM at the Emm- 
anuel Evangelical Church. 

Mrs. Glander was 55 years, 8 months and 26 days old at the time of her death. She was 
bom near Nougard, Pommem, Germany on May 26th, 1872, and emigrated with her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Medenwaldt to the U. S. in 1883. 

She was married to John Glander on March 25th, 1890, at Great Bend. Preceding her in 
death are: her husband, who died last November, and 10 children. There are six children 
living: Mrs. Elsie Wagner, Wahpeton; Mrs. Martha Mc Donald, St. Cloud, MN. ; William, Hankin- 
son; Otto, Wahpeton; Harry, Walhalla, ND. ; and Herbert, Hankinson. She also has four broth- 
ers and one sister living, three of them in this community, one brother in Washington and 
the sister living at White Earth, ND. 

********** February 23, 1928 

CARD OF THANKS 
We wj.sh to thank all the neighbors and friends who were so kind in helping us during 
the illness and death of our beloved mother, also for all the beautiful flowers. 

Herbert and Harry Glander 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Glander 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Glander 
Mr. and Mrs. 'August Wegener 
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Mc Donald 
********** March 1, 1928 

MRS. J. J. LOHR DIES THURSDAY 
Former Resident of Hankinson Dies at Wahpeton of Cancer 
Mrs. J. J. Lohr, for many years a resident of Hankinson, where Mr. Lohr conducted a 
Variety Store, died at her home in Wahpeton last Thursday. Cancer was the cause of death. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lohr moved to Wahpeton about 15 years ago coming to Hankinson from Iowa. 
The surviving relatives are the husband, Mrs. S. C. Lucas, a daughter of Wahpeton; a son, 
Wm. Lohr of New York; and two daughters, Mrs. Claude Rowley, Erhart, MN., and Mrs. Harry 
Mitchell, Danville, IL., another son, Charles, died at Camp Dodge during the war. 

********** March 1, 1928 



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L. N. Thunnel, who was a former resident of Hankinson, died last week Tuesday, at his 
home at Woodruff, VTI. Four years ago Mr. Thunnell injured his spine at Drake, when he fell 
from the caboose. Since that time he has been an invalid. For a time Mr. and Mrs. Thunnell 
lived at Pollock, SD., where they conducted a rooming house, but about two years ago they 
returned to their old home at Woodruff. The Thunnell 's have a great many friends here, Mr. 
Thunnell braking on the branch for a ninuber of years. 

********** March 1, 1928 

PIONEER RESIDENT DIES MONDAY 
Lived in Hankinson and Community for Thirty Years 

August Ferdinand Knaak died Monday morning, March 6th, at the home of his son, Albert 
near Hankinson, after an Illness of about four weeks. He was 85 years, 10 months and 27 
days old at the time of his death. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 
Emmanuel Evan. Church, Rev. J. H. Meier officiating, and interment was made In the cemetery 

August Friedrich Ferdinand Knaak was bom at Weissiner, Pommem, Germany on April 9th, 
18A2. He was married on June 20th, 1867 and in 1872 emigrated to the D. S., living for a 
time near New York, later at MayviUe, and in Shamo County, WI. For fifteen years the 
family made their home in Wisconsin, leaving for Richland County in 1888, where they have 
since made their home. Mrs. Knaak died on Oct. 12, 1918. 

In the spring of 1919, Mr. Knaak net with an accident, breaking his hip. For three 
months he was confined to a hospital, and later he was forced to remain in bed three months 
more at the home of his son, William, in Hankinson. Once more he moved back to the old 
farm"near Hankinson, remaining with his son, Albert, until death called. 

The deceased is mourned by eix children: Albert, and William and Mrs. Martha Buckhouse, 
of Hankinson; August and Ferdinand of Marshfleld, WI.; and Emll of St. Paul. 

There were lA children bom to Mr. and Mrs. Knaak, six of them dying in infancy and 
one son, Friedrich, who died at the age of 30 years, on March 7, 1911. 

********** March 8, 1928 

AUGUST GOLLNICK DEAD 

August Gollnick died Wednesday morning. Fvmeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the 
German Evangelical Church. A complete write up will be given next week. 

********** March 8, 1928 

Mr. Port died Sunday, Feb. 26th, at Casselton, ND., and was buried Feb. 28th. Mr. 
Port was the father of Laura Port who taught school in Hankinson three years ago. 

********** March 8, 1928 

OBITUARY 
August Gollnick was bom on Nov. 18th, 1846 at Netzthal, West Prussia, Germany, where 
he was baptised and confirmed. Being very fond of music, he became a professional musician 
and as such travelled a good deal in Germany, Russia and other countries in Europe. In 
1870 he was married to Miss Ernestine Zabel. The deceased came to this country in 1871, 
alone and after several years went back to Germany to get his family. They lived in New 

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York for some years and then moved to St. Patil and finally to North Dakota, where Mr. Goll- 
nlck took up a homestead north of what is now the town of Hanklnson. In 1893 he lost his 
wife, who died at the age of A9 years. After some time he married the widow Mrs. Jastrow 
and soon moved to town. Of the 14 children that were bom to Mr. Gollnick and his first 
wife, 6 died before the father did. The deceased, in the prime of life, was a prominent 
member of the community. His good education and general knowledge enabled him to become 
a legal advisor to many of his friends and neighbors, he also held public offices like 
County Justice, Director of Schoolbaord, Postmaster, etc. Mr. August Gollnick was the 
first one to organize a music band in this community, the Little German Band. 

The deceased died of infirmities of old age, brought on by 4 or 5 paralytic strokes. 
For the last 10 years his eyesight gradually failed until he became almost blind. He died 
at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 19 days on March 7th, 1928. Funeral services were 
held at Emmanuel Evan. Church, of which congregation he was a charter member. 

August Gollnick is mourned by his second wife, and his children: Mrs. Bertha Foeltz, 
Mrs. Wilhelmina Feigner, William Gollnick, Rudolph Gollnick, Max Gollnick, Mrs. Martha 
White, Mrs. Mathilda Smith, Mrs. Olga Jensen, 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

********** March 15, 1928 

DEATH of PIONEER HANKINSON CITIZEN SATURDAY, MAR. 10 
Funeral Held Tuesday at Congregational Church 

Hans August ALn was bom at Nes Pa Hedemarken, Norway, on November 27th, 1849 where 
he spent his early life and young manhood. At the age of twenty years he came to America 
and lived in Minnesota, being employed in the banking business in Minneapolis for many years 
He returned to the old home in the summer of 1886 and spent four months among his relatives 
and former associates, which was a very pleasant remembrance. Returning to America, living 
a short time in Minnesota, he came to Hankinson, ND., in 1887 and formed a partnership with 
the Colonel R. H. Hankinson in the general merchandise business in that year. 

He was married to Mathilda Lierman on Aug\ist 28, 1890, to which union five children 
were bom. 

The deceased remained in partnership with Mr. Hankinson until the year 1898. While in 
the general merchandise business he received his commission as United States Post Master 
in the local Post Office and held this position for a period of twenty three years. 

He then accepted a position with John R. Jones and held the same until Nov. 19th, 1927, 
at which time he was stricken with the sickness which resulted in his death on Saturday, 
March lOth, 1928 at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was mercifully free from 
severe pain during his illness and passed peacefully away into the Great Eternity of God. 

Mr. Aim was a Charter member of the local Camp of the Modem Woodman and filled the 
position of Camp Clerk for thirty years, relinquishing that position as a result of his 
illness. He also was a charter member of the local Masonic Lodge, which was organized here 
on June 19th, 1900, and received his life membership in the order in 1921. He was made a 
Mason in the Smith Lodge No. 129, Minn., on May 5th, 1879. He was afterwards a member of 

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the Wahpeton Lodge No. 15, fliiall7 transferring to the Hanklnson Lodge, as mentioned, thus, 
be was a Mason for nearly fifty years. 

The deceased became a member of the Hanklnson Congregational Church on Nov. 7th, 1915, 
and was elected Clerk of the Church at the Annual meeting In 1921, serving until December 
of last year. 

He also served as Mayor of Hanklnson during the years 1914 and 1915. Mr. Aim was a 
member of Hanklnson's first band whose leader, the late August Gollnick, was laid to rest 
only last Sunday from the Evangelical Church. 

His end was peace. Thus passed into the shadows a devoted husband, a loving father 
and a kind and helpful friend. A man who not only lived a long life, as we count the years, 
but a long life of service to his fellow men. A man beloved and honored in the community. 

The fimeral services were held Tuesday, March 13th. After a short service at the home 
the cortege made its way to the Congregational Church where a crowded congregation awaited 
the arrival of the mourners. The Honorary Pall Bearers were : John R. Jones, J. R. Jones, 
Jr., W. G. Merrifield, C. H. Osbom, J. J. Jones, W. Schuett and I. Kulberg^. Those serving 
as active pall bearers were: H. A. Merrlfelld, C. S. Phelps, J. A. Novak, W. J. Chapin, D. 
S. Mcllwain, and W. A. Heley. A large member of the Masonic Brethren, and members of the 
Modem Woodmen lined the route from the bouse to the church. Seats being reserved for them 
and members of the Eastern Star. The crowded church was a tribute to the years of loyal 
and loving service during his many years of activities in and through the long years of 
his life. 

The services were in charge of the Rev. G. R. McKelth, Pastor of the church. Taking 
as his subject "Filial Affection and Loving Service." He based his remarks on the Incident 
of Joseph's grief at the death of Father Jacob. The singing was in charge of a Men's Quart- 
ette composed of Rev. J. H. Meier, D. I. Boyd, J. P. P. TuUoch and C. H. Backstrom with Mrs. 
J. Wickman at the piano. The hymns were: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Only Remembered." 
and "Face to Face," the last being sung as a solo by the Rev. J. H. Meier. 

The whole musical program being the choice of the family and the splendid singing and 
music helped very materially in making what was recognized as a very beautiful and impress- 
ive service. Messrs. H. A. Merrifield and W. A. Heley stood as guards while the congregat- 
ion were dismissed in single file past the casket for a last look at the kindly face of an 
honored friend. The whole of the family were present at the home during his last days and 
were present at the service, and were accompanied by Mr. Charles Llerman of Hanklnson, Miss 
Cora Nelson (niece) of Ambrose, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krause and family of Webster, SD., Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl Krause, Mantador, ND. , and out of town friends, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Heley, Fer- 
gus Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Novak, Victor, SD. The floral offerings were numerous 
and beautiful, these being carried to the cemetery in a special car. 

He la survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons; Mrs. Beatrice Holkesvig of 
Cleveland, OH., Mrs. Marlon Paine of Fargo, ND. , Chester Aim of New York City, Walter Aim 
of Valley City, ND. , and Carleton Aim of Bismarck, ND. Also five grandchildren and other 

realtlves and friends. 

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The service at the grave was In charge of the Masonic Lodge with L. R. Burfening as 
master of ceremonies. The committal ceremonies were very impresive, there being a large 
number present in spite of the severe cold weather. The funeral arrangements were in 
charge of the Wipperman Mercentile Company. The following poem by W. E. Henley was read 
at the service: 

"A late lark twitters from the qtilet skies; And from the west. 

Where the sun, his day's work ended. Lingers as in content. 

There falls on the old, gray city, An influence luminous and serene, 

A shining peace. 

The smoke ascends. In a rosy and golden haze. The spires 

Shine, and are changed in the Valley: 

Shadows rise. The lark sings on. The sun. . .Closing his benediction. 

Sinks, and the darkening air... Thrills with a sense of the triumphing 

night.. .Night with her train of stars... And her great gift of sleep. 

So be my passing I My task accomplished and the long day done. 

My wages taken, and in my heart. Some late lark singin. 

Let me be gathered to the quiet west. 

The sundown splendid and serene. Death. Margaritae Soroni 

*** ******* March 15, 1928 

August Gollnick, Alfred Hinck, William and Rudolph Gollnick of Great Bend left Wed- 
nesday evening to attend the funeral of their brother in law. Gust Feigner, whose death 
occured at Detroit Lakes, MN. , on Wednesday. 

********** March 15, 1928 

OBITDARY of GUSTAVE FELGER 
Gustave Frank Feigner was bom on Feb. 28th, 1866, in Germany. At the age of four years 
he came to America with his parents, who settled at Mayville, WI., where he grew to manhood. 

At the age of 21 he came to Hankinson, KD. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Wilhel- 
mina Gollnick. On Feb. 28th he celebrated his 62nd birthday and on March 1st he was taken 
sick. On Sunday he was taken to the hospital and operated on for appendicitis on Monday 
evening. He was very sick and hopes for his recovery were not bright for the first few days, 
but he became better and the end which came peacefully was unexpected by the family. 

He was a member of the Lake Eunice Seventh Day Adventist Church of Detroit Lakes, MN. , 
where he resided since 1925. 

He is survived by his companion Mrs. Wilhelmlna Feigner and daughters, Mrs. Bertha Sch- 
roeder, Mrs. Ema Dirksen of Detroit Lakes, MN. , Mrs. Lillian Foeltz of White Rock, SD., and 
Miss Hazel at home, also two grand-daughters. 

Three sons preceded him in death, Johnny, who died at the age of 21, William and Otto, 
who died in infancy. ********** March 22, 1928 

DEATH CALLS CHAS . L. GREEN 
Funeral Held Wednesday Morning at St. Philip's Church 

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The people of Hanklnson were profoundly moved when word came from Minneapolis that 
Chas. L. Green had passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday morning at 9:45 AM. His 
condition was known to be very grave, but the end came sooner than his friends had expected. 
He died peacefully a short time after the arrival of his wife at the bedside. 

Charles Leonard Green was bom on Oct. 12th 1876, at Rockville, MO., and had attained 
the age of 51 years, 5 months and 5 days at the time of his death. He was the son of Austin 
and Lucinda Green and in his early boyhood the family moved to Hume, MO., where he grew to 
man's estate. He was educated in the public schools and came to Hankinson in 1899, working 
for a time on the Shea farm in Elma Township, later was in the employ of John R. Jones for 
some time, and for a couple of years past was engaged in the vulcanizing business here. 

He was married to Clara Shea, daughter of James Shea of Elma, on April 15th, 1891. No 
children were bom to the couple, but they have an adopted daughter, Marjorle Green, upon 
whom they lavished all the affection of parents. The wife and daughter survive and the 
sympathy of the entire community goes out to them in their great sorrow. 

Deceased was first taken ill in December of 1927 but not until two weeks prior to his 
death did he take to his bed. He spent some time at Mud Baden, Hot Springs, returned home, 
but was taken to the hospital on Monday, Mar. 12th. His ailment was a very rare disease, 
known to science as septicemia (a form of blood poisoning) and as yet the medical world 
has been unable to find any cure for the disease. He showed great fortitude through intense 
suffering during a part of his illness, but the end came almost painlessly. 

The remains reached Hankinson on Monday evening, March 19th, and funeral services were 
conducted at St. Philip's Church on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Fr. Studnicka 
conducted High Requiem Mass and followed with a brief outline of the career of the deceased 
to whom he paid a high tribute as a man, husband and father. Mrs. Ryan sang "Nearer My God 
to Thee" and "Lead Kindly Light." The pall bearers were old friends. . .Paul Kinn, Mike Kinn, 
John M. Jaeger, Jacob Hentz, Matt Hammer schmidt, and J. F. Hoeltgen. The Modem Woodmen, 
of whom deceased was a member for many years, marched in a body from the lodge room to the 
church and participated in the ceremonies at the cemetery. The floral offerings were num- 
erous and beautiful. 

Deceased was widely known throughout this section and leaves a host of warm friends who 
sincerely mourn his taking off. He was a good neighbor, a thoughtful husband and a kind and 
indulgent father. 

Besides the -Immediate family, he is survived by three brothers; J. Walter Green of Wah- 
peton, Ed. Green of Hutchinson, RS., and Chester Green of Hume, MO., also one sister, Mrs. 
H. E. Gibson of Glenwood, MN. His aged mother, Lucinda Green also survives, residing at 
Glenwood, MN., at the age of 86, but was too infirm to attend the funeral. Interment was 
made in St. Philip's Cemetery. ********** March 22, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Eberhard left for Stirum, ND., last Friday evening, where they 
attended the funeral of their son-in-law, Frank Kunz. They returned on Wednesday noon. 

********** March 22, 1928 

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SONORA NEWS.... A large number of people from here attended the funeral of Peter Mergen 
at Fairmount on Tuesday. ********** March 29, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woolsey and daughter, Grace, drove to Minneapolis last week to 
attend the funeral of Mr. Woolsey 's niece, Mrs. Earl Hanson, who died very suddenly at 
Detroit, MI., and was buried at Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey came home last Thursday. 
Grace went to her school at Onamia. 

********** April 12, 1928 

Oscar Kulberg returned from Buffalo, MN. , Friday morning, where he went to relieve 
Mr. Magill during the illness and death of his mother, who died at her home in Sioux City, 
lA., last week Tuesday. ********** April 12, 1928 

GEORGE VAN AENDM, RICHLAND JUDGE FOR 20 YEARS, DIES 
Rites Not Set. Was Early Day Walcott Reporter Publisher 
WAHPETON, ND., April 18th. .. .Judge George Van Amum, 72, judge of Richland County Court 
for 20 years, and a pioneer North Dakota settler, died here at 10 AM., todaj from a heart 
attack. Although he had been sick for three weeks, death came unexpectedly- 
Only recently Judge Van Amum announced that he would not be a candidate for re-electioi 
to the county judgeship. 

The judge moved to Walcott, ND., about 40 years ago and established the Walcott Reporte 
He edited and published that newspaper until he took the position of county judge. 

He was a brother of John Van Amum, Kindred, State Senator from Cass County, and of 
Edwin M. Van Amum, Fargo. One other brother, Jacob, resides in Oregon. 

Judge Van Amum himself was a member of the state legislature in the early days and 
also was county commissioner of Richland County for some time. He was a prominent member 
of the Independent order of Odd Fellows in North Dakota, having at one time been grand 
chaplain of the grand lodge. He also was a member of the Modem Woodmen of America. He 
was bom in Illinois. Surviving, besides the brothers, are the widow and four children, 
all grown. ********** April 19, 1928 

Mrs. Zentner died Monday morning after an illness of six months duration. The funeral 
was held from the Catholic Church on Monday morning. 

********** April 19, 1928 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gruba died Friday morning and the funeral was held 

on Saturday from the Catholic Church. 

********** April 18, 1928 

JOHN P. SCHELLER FALLS DEAD SUNDAY 
Was Stricken with Heat Attack. Died Instantly 
John P. Scheller, 54 years old, and one of Hankinsn's early settlers, fell dead Sunday 
evening in his home on the north side. 

Mr. Scheller was an employee at the Soo round house, working nights. About 10:30 Sun- 
day evening, as he was dressing, he was stricken with a heart attack, dying before medical 

aid could be summoned . 

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The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the St. Philip's Church 
Rev. Fr. Studnlcka conducting the funeral services. Interment was made in the church cem- 
etery. 

The surviving relatives are his wife, one son, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. B. Mauer 
of Hankinson and Mrs, Margaret Strasburger of Chicago. 

John P. Scheller was bom at Brockenthal, Austria, Germany on March 19th, 187A. He was 
united in marriage to Miss Anna Rischard on Oct. 26, 1897, and in July of 1901, the family 
emigrated to the U. S. coming to Hankinson. Two children were bom in this union, one dying 
26 years ago. 

The out of town relatives and friends present at the funeral were: Mrs. Margaret Stras- 
burger of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rischard of Bismarck, Mrs. Kate Mc Cullom of St. Paul, 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Welnkauf , Mr. and Mrs. A. Wetzig, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welnkauf, of Hammer, SD. 
Mrs. Eva Jaeger and daughter of Breckenridge . 

********** May 3, 1928 

Mrs. Matt Schram received the news of the death of her brother, Wm. Foumlnea, who 
died at Minneapolis on Saturday. She left for Minneapolis on Sunday, where she will be 
in attendance at the funeral. ********** May 3, 1928 

Friends will be grieved to hear of Mrs. Fred Ketcham's death at Havana, ND., which 
occured on April 20th. Mrs. Ketcham was a former resident of Hankinson and a member of 
the Royal Neighbor Lodge. ********** May 3, 1928 

H. C. Hoffman received the sad news this week of his sister, Mrs. Emma Ramesdell's 
death at St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Ramesdell has visited relatives and friends in Hankinson 
and is well known here. ********** May 3, 1928 

FREDERICK BISEK CALLED BY DEATH 
Dies Thursday, May 24th in Hospital After Long Illness 
Frederick Bisek Called by Death 

People of Hankinson were greatly shocked when word reached them of the death of Fred- 
erick Bisek, who died suddenly in a hospital on Thursday, May 2Ath. For a number of years 
Mr. Bisek was in poor health and recently he had gone to received medical aid. 

Frederick Bisek was bom in Lowry, MN. , on Nov. 22nd, 1883 and grew to manhood there. 
On Oct. 24th, 1904 he was married to Annette Trousil who survives him. He was burled from 
St. Philip's Catholic Church on Monday, May 27th. Rev. Father Nlcholi conducted the ser- 
vices. He was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends 
accompanied the body to its final resting place. Pall bearers were Mr.. Jake Hentz, John M. 
Jaeger, Adam Roth, Matt Schramm, Steve Motis and Sebastian Portner. Besides his wife, he 
leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Florence and Catherine. Three brothers, Chas., 
John and Peter Bisek, all of New Efflngton, SD. Adolph Bisek of Lowry, MN., Mrs. John 
Brosh, Lowry, MN. , Mrs. Joe Benson, Lowry, MN. , all these were present at the funeral. Mrs, 
Thomas Hanzllk and Mrs. Frank Buckeley, of Harlowton, MT., were unable to come to the funeral 

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to them. The out of town relatives who 

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attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Brosh, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bisek, Mr. Anton 
Trousil, Mrs. Frank Trousil, Sr., Mrs. Frank Trousll, Jr., Mrs. Wencle Trousll, Mrs. Frank 
Charmak, Mrs. Charley Charmak, Mr. Joe Charmak and Mr. Frank Blsek of Lowry, MN., Mr. and 
Mrs. Adolph Bisek of Alexandria, MN. , Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bensen, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bisek, 
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Blsek, Mr. and Mrs. B. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mahlim,Mr. and Mrs. 
Joe Bisek, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bisek of New Effington, SD. 

********** May 31, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Bladow and son, Henry, Mr. and Mrs. August Bladow and son, Gilbert, Mr. 
and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bellin, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kemke, Mrs. Vm. 
Wurl and Edwin Pankow attended the Wall funeral at Fergus Falls on Friday. 

********** May 31, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Godejohn attended the funeral of L. Abbott at Fairmount Saturday 
afternoon. ********** june 7, 1928 

Rev. Meier and the choir of the Immanuel Evangelical Church of this city motored to 
Lidgerwood to be present at the funeral of William Wolfe. Rev. Meier conducted the fun- 
eral services and delivered the sermon. 

********** June 7, 1928 

SONORA NEWS.. ..Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hanson and Mrs. Mary Mitchell attended the funeral 
of Mr. Blake hsld at Fairmount on Sunday afternoon. 

********** June 14, 1928 

DORAN FARMER SUICIDES SATURDAY 
Arthur Humke Shoots Self After Calling Medical Aid to Home 

Arthur Humke, a farmer living three miles east of Doran, committed suicide last Sat- 
urday morning, according to word received in Wahpeton this week. Humke arose at his usual 
time and went to the bam where he did up his chores and placed a harness on a team of hor- 
ses that were to be taken into the field. He then went back to the house and separated 
the milk from the morning's milking, after which he sat at the table and ate breakfast that 
had been prepared by Mrs. Humke, who was not feeling well, rested upon the bed while he was 
eating. He then asked her how she was feeling. Breakfast completed, he went to the tele- 
phone and called Dr. Wray of Campbell and asked him to come to the farm immediatley. 

Humke next went to the basement door behind which he kept a shot gun. This he took 
and went to the basement, where he placed the butt on the floor with the muzzle at his 
breast and with the cleaning rod pressed the trigger and discharged the gun which killed 
him instantly. No reason for the tragic act is given and friends were greatly shocked at 
the news. Humke was already dead when the doctor arrived and it was necessary to call Dr. 
D. J. Mc Mahon, of Breckenridge, who is county coroner, the case being called one of sui- 
cide. ...FARMER GLOBE... ********** June 21, 1928 

DEATH of FRA1« HALPAUS 

Word was received in Uankinson this week of the death of Mr. Frank Halpaus of Douglas, 

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ND. The funeral was held last Tuesday. Mr. Halpaus was a former resident of Hankinson, 
leaving here for Douglas about six years ago. 

He leaves a wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Halpaus and several children to mourn his death. 
Mrs. Halpaus is a sister of Mrs. E. P. La Qua, and a former member of the local R. N. A.' 
Lodge. ********** June 21, 1928 

DEATH CALLS MRS. D. H. MARVIN 
Dies Very Suddenly Friday, June 22nd, at Hankinson 

Caroline Seuser was bom on May 14th, 1860, at Reeceville, Clark County, WI., and died 
at Hankinson, MD., on June 22, 1928, at the age of 68 years, one month and 8 days. She was 
married to Daniel Henry Marvin at Northwood, lA. , in the year 1884, to which union six child 
ren were bom, one of whom died in infancy. The family came to this vicinity in the year 
1903, and settled on a farm in Waldo Township, four miles east of Hankinson, which has cont- 
inued to be the f a i nt ly residence. Mr. Marvin, during the first four years of his residence 
here, was Mail Carrier between Hankinson, ND., and Sisseton, SD., and continued in the farm- 
ing interests until his death on Sept. 17, 1925. 

The deceased was apparently in her usual health until retiring to rest last Frday even- 
ing, when she felt suddenly ill and called her sons to her side. Having told them she was 
going to die, she passed away almost immediately and her end was peaceful. Being of a retir- 
ing disposition she was not actively connected with any organizations, but had a host of 
friends, being loved and respected by all who knew her as a kind and helpful neighbor. Her 
unexpected death was a great shock and grief to the family and friends. 

She leaves to mourn her loss the four sons: Charles and Samuel Marvin of Hankinson, 
Frederick Marvin of St. Augusta, FL. , Lawrence Marvin of Barney, ND., and one daughter, Mrs. 
Peter Meyer of Hankinson; also a son by a former marriage, Ernest H. Sherman of Hart, Sask- 
atchewan, Canada. Seven grandchildren: Ruby Sherman, daughter of the late LeRoy Sherman, 
who died in 1917; Roberta and Dorothy Marvin; Irene, Lucille, Germaine and Donald Meyer, 
all of Hankinson besides other relatives and friends. 

The funeral services were held in the grove near the farm home on Monday, June 25th. 
The house being too small for the large number of friends and neighbors who came to show 
their sympathy for the family. The services were in charge of the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith, 
Congregational Church, Hankinson. A choir composed of Mrs. J. Wickman, Mrs. E. A. Lea, 
Mrs. G. Schuett, Mrs. F. Radloff and Miss Catha Jones sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." 
and "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me," being accompanied by the Misses Evelyn Wickman and Marion 
Stock with their violins. Words of comfort were given by Mr. Mc Keith from the words, 
"In Their Afflictions, He Was Afflicted," and "To Die Is Gain." 

Fred and Laurence Marvin families were unable to be present and the son Ernest H. 
Sherman had to make the trip from Minot by airplane to Hankinson. The remains were laid 
to rest in the Hillside Cemetery. 

********** June 28, 1928 

TWO KILLED, AND ONE HURT IN WRECK 
Ronald Hammet Injured; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bmhn of Aldrich Die 

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Two persons were killed and one slightly injured at 2:10 PM, Tuesday afternoon when 
motor bus number 111 of the Fergus Falls branch, struck a Ford coupe driven by H. G. Bruhn 
of Aldrich, on the stock yards crossing at Staples, MN. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Bmhn were the two who lost their lives in the accident, while Ron- 
ald Eaiamet, 16, of this city and a grandson of S. A. Rosebrook, was the nan injured. 

The accident occured when the motor bus was just pulling out of the yards and still 
going at- a slow rate of speed. The Bruhn car approached the tracks from the north. Accord- 
ing to the report of Art Willis, engineer on the train, the Ford was going very slowly and 
seemed to lessen its speed as it approached. He was under the impression that it was going 
to stop, until the car drove directly on the tracks in front of the approaching motor bus. 

Bruhn was killed instantly when the two machines crashed. Mrs. Bruhn was rushed to 
the hospital in Staples but died almost immediately after arriving there. It is believed 
that a rib may have punctured her heart. 

Toung Hammet, who has been at the farm of the couple a mile and a half out of Aldrich 
for the past three weeks, was expecting to spend the summer there. He had driven into town 
with the family when the accident occurred. He sustained a number of bruises and cuts and 
a very severe bump on the head, which has affected his memory of what happened. From the 
time he saw the engine a few feet away, until he recovered consciousness after the accident, 
he has no recollection. Be did not know when the crash occurred. 

According to the story of Hammet, the occupants of the car were watching a paint crew 
working near the place. Too late they realized that the men were indicating the approach 
of the motor bus. Startled, Bruhn failed to halt his machine. 

The auto was completely demolished. It was not until 3:38 PM, more than an hour later, 
that engine number 111 left the second time to continue on its trip. It suffered slight 
damage to the pilot. 

The only known relative of the couple. Dr. Bullock of Lake Park, lA. , a brother of Mrs. 
Bruhn and owner of the farm on which they were living, has been notified of the accident and 

word is expected from H^m soon. ....FARMER - GLOBE 

********** July 5, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gutzmer and family and Mr. and Mrs. A. Okke attended the funeral of 
little Ralph Ehrens at Wahpeton on Thursday. He passed away Tuesday morning at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Ehrens. 

********** July 12, 1928 

Mrs. Adam Roth arrived Friday from Belfield, ND. , in response to a telegram announcing 
her father's death, which occurred last week Thursday night at Lidgerwood. The funeral was 
held on Saturday from the Methodist Church at Lidgerwood. 

********** July 12, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow returned last Thursday from Wisc- 
onsin where they attended the funeral of Mr. Miller's and Mrs. Fred Bladow' s father who died 
on July Ath. **** ***** * july 19, 1928 

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MEDICAL RIDDLE PARTIALLY SOLVED by BANKS' REPORT, EXACT CAUSE UNCERTAIN. 

Facts in Dickinson Deaths. 



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Feb. 15th Sisters Ambroslna and Anscletea died In St. Joseph Hospital from what 

the physicians declared was the effect of wood stain gas funes used in finishing a new 
wing of the building. 

Feb. 16th Physicians said they believed three other stricken sisters were out of 

danger . 

Feb. 17th Sister Fidelias died. 

Feb. 18th No Inquest was deemed necessary in the , 

Feb. 20th Sister Theocara, fourth victim died. 

Feb. 22nd A jury opened an investigation into the deaths. 

Feb. 23rd Sister Secundie died suddenly. 

Feb. 24th After the adjourned inquest Dr. H. M. Banks announced that he would 

tell a coroner's jury that the sisters died from natural causes and that foul play was 
impossible. 

Mar. 02nd A coroner's jury, after hearing Dr. Banks' report concluded that the 

Nuns died of natural causes and not from wood stain gas poisoning. 

Dickinson, ND., Mar, 02 Dickinson's "medical riddle" which within the space of 10 

days claimed the lives of five St. Joseph Hospital sisters, was at least partially unravel- 
led late today when a coroner's jury determined that the nuns' deaths were not caused by 
wood stain gas f times. 

In bringing in a verdict on the so-called wood stain gas tragedy, the Jury, based 
Its verdict on a report of Dr. H. M. Banks, acting dean of the medical department of the 
University of North Dakota, concluded that the deaths were due to Encephalitis. . .an infect- 
ious disease, the exact nature of which is still Imperfectly understood. . 

MYSTERY UNFATHOMED 

But even the conclusion reached by the jury failed to entirely fathom the mystery sur- 
rounding the deaths, which were first attributed to the effects of poisonous funes given 
off by wood stain used by painters in finishing a new wing on the hospital building. 

Dr. Banks, in commenting on the case, said that he could not tell what infection might 
have caused the outbreak of the disease. It was made clear that both the nature and the 
cause of encephalitis were still far from being perfectly understood in medical circles. 

HERE'S VERDICT 

In its verdict the jury stated: "We find that Sister Theocara (whose body was used in 
Dr, Bank's postmortem examination) came to her death as a result of the disease known as 



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encephalitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and destructive changes 
of the brain tissues. 

"We further specifically find that gas or other poisons are absolutely eliminated as 
the cause of death" 

Exhaustive tests for poison were made by Dr. G. A. Abbott, head of the chemistry dep- 
artment of the Univ. of North Dakota. All showed negative relults and this fact. Dr. Banks 
stated, bore out his conclusions. 

BANKS STATEMENT 

Dr. Banks stated that one physician believed he had Isolated a streptoccus as the 
"bug" causing the disease. This concltision has not as yet been generally accepted as cer- 
tain, he added. ********** March 4, 1926 



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POISON TAKEN PREVIOUS TO DEATH 
Analysis by Chemists for State and Defense to Determine Quantity 
Arsenic poison was found In the stomach, liver, kidneys and even in the brain of George 
Foran, Fainaount butcher whose death in July was followed by charges of murder in the first 
degree being brought against his wife. 

In a telephone conversation late last week, Mr. Abbott stated that a new examination 
revealed quantities of the poison in many parts of the system of the dead man. 

The only question left open, according to the chemist. Is the matter of whether or not 
the arsenic was present in quantities sufficient to kill. At the present time a quantita- 
tive analysis Is being made by the state chemist In an effort to determine the amount of poi- 
son in the body at the time of death. Chemists often disagree on the question, and if chem- 
ists employed by the defense find arsenic in the viscera they may disagree with Mr. Abbott on 
the matter of the amount and as to its being the cause of death. 

Mr. Abbott stated over the telephone that Pathologist Banks agreed with him on the pres- 
cence of arsenic and was convinced that the arsenic had caused death. The condition of the 
tissue in the stomach Indicated, the pathologist said, that the arsenic had entered through 
the stomach. The presence of dead cells in the liver and the condition of the excretory or- 
gans Indicated, he said, that the poison had been administered either over a long period of 
time or at any rate had entered the body a considerable time before the death. 

4Ir. Banks is the man who determined the cause of death when several nurses at the Dick- 
inson Hospital mysteriously died last winter of an extremely rare disease of the brain. Phy- 
sicians were baffled. Mr. Banks' findings were subsequently checked up and verified by the 
Mayo Clinic at Rochester. 

Meantime another analysis is being made of parts of the viscera of the dead man by Dr. 
Brown of the Univ. of Minn., to check up the findings of the state chemist. Mr. Browns ser- 
vices were obtained by Purcell & Heder, attorneys for Mrs. Foran. 

The Foran preliminary hearing Tuesday morning of next week is expected to occupy a big 
place in newspapers all over the country. The United Press, Associated Press and Inter-nat- 
ional News service will be represented at the hearing, and have requested press tables in 

the court room during the hearing. 

********** September 16, 1926 



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FORAN HEARING OCTOBER 19th 
State Asks Delay: Defense May Request Venue Change 

WAHPETON, ND., Sept. 17th. .. .Postponement, for the third time, of the preliminary 
hearing of Alma Belle Foran, 22, of Fairmount, a widow who is charged with the murder of 
her husband by the administration of poison, was announced on Thursday. The hearing was 
postponed by stipulation of attorneys at the request of the state. 

The hearing was set for Oct. 19th. It was to have been held on Sept. 21st. The req- 
uest for the postponement came from the state upon the grounds that it is not yet ready to 
proceed with the hearing. It was agreed to by W. E. Purcell, attorney for Mrs. Foran, on 
Thursday. 

Mr. Purcell states that he is ready to proceed with the case at any time but agreed 
to the postponement because he does not want to incur additional expense in bringing def- 
ense witnesses, 24 of whom will be called, until he is assured the hearing will be begun. 

The defense indicated Thursday that it will request a change of venue when the case 
come up. It is now scheduled to be heard before Justice Andrew H. Bumson. 

The request for a change of venue will result in its being taken before either Just- 
ice J. E. Powrle, or Justice Charles Qulnn. 

The defense is not required to divulge its reasons for requesting the change of venue. 
Staters Attorney C. E. Lounsbury said today that no report had been received from Dr. Abbott, 
State Chemist, who is making a quantitative analysis of tissues taken from the body of Foran, 
when it was exhumed from the cemetery at La Moure for the second time. 

Mr. Purcell said he still awaited a report from Dr. Brown, chemist at the Univ. of MN., 
to whom he submitted tissues taken from the body when it was exhumed the third time. 

More than 50 witnesses for the state and defense will testify at the hearing, it was 
indicated. - ■ 

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FORAN TRIAL DATE SET FOR NOV. 9th 

Case Will Be Tried Before Justice Powrie 

ATTORNEYS AGREE TO CONTINUANCE OF CASE FOR TWO WEEKS 

A fourth continuance of the preliminary hearing of Alma Belle Foran, charged with 
murder, was agreed upon yesterday. The hearing is now set for Tuesday, November 9th. 

The continuance was agreed upon by attorneys for the state and the defense when it 
was learned that witnesses in the case would be unable to be in Wahpeton on October 20th, 
the date set when the hearing was continued the third time. 

City Magistrate John Powrie will preside at the preliminary hearing, an affidavlit 
of prejudice having been filed last week by Purcell & Eeder, attorneys for Mrs. Foran. 

The County Coroner, State's Attorney of La Moure County and a physician were among 
the witnesses for the state who had notified the state's attorney that they would be away 
until November. 

Mrs. Foran is accused of the murder of her husband, George Foran, a Fairmount butcher, 
by administering arsenic. The preliminary hearing will determine whether or not she shall 
be bound over to the district court for trial. The case is attracting interest all over 
the country. 



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October 21, 1926 



FORAN CASE DISMISSED TODAY 
Upon Petition by States Attorney Noted Case is Dismissed Thursday 

In Justice Court this morning, before J. P. Powrie, the States Attorney, C. E. Louns- 
bury, petitioned for dismissal of the Foran case, and Judge Powrie dismissed the case. 

Mrs. Foran was arrested in September, charged with murder. The case has attracted 
considerable attention over the state. 

George Foran died under peculiar circumstances. Evidence of arsenic poisoning was 
disclosed by a post mortem examination. 

********** November A, 1926 



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WILL START DAMAGE SUIT 
Joseph Foran, Possibly Others, Would be Defendants in Action 
Roe E. Remington, professor of chemistry at the State Agricultural College, takes issue 
with State's Attorney Lounsbury on a statement made Thursday by Mr. Lounsbury explaining his 
action in dismissing the charge of murder against Alma Belle Foran of Fairmount. 

Mr. Lounsbury 's statement was made when he dismissed the case because of lack of evidence 
resulting when chemists failed to agree with the findings of Dr. Abbott, chemist at the state 
university, whose earlier statement, that he believed arsenic to be present in the viscera of 
the dead man in quantity sufficient to kill, resulted in Joseph Foran swearing out a warrant 
against Mrs. Foran. 

"The State assumed from the beginning," Mr. Lounsbury said, "that chemistry is an exact 
science. In this assumption it is apparently mistaken." 

Mr. Remington commended Mr. Lounsbury for submitting the matter to a third chemist, 
but declared that chemistry is one of the three exact sciences. 

DAMAGE SUIT EXPECTED 
It is understood that, as a result of the dismissal of the case, Mrs. Foran will bring 
action against Jospeh Foran and possibly others for malicious prosecution, asking damages 
for mental suffering and injury to reputation. W. E. Purcell, attorney for Mrs. Foran, said 
yesterday that at least one damage suit will be brought. 

It also became known yesterday that a determined effort would be made to block payment 
of claims which the La Moure County Coroner is expected to file with Richland County, in con- 
nection with the expenses of exhuming the body of George Foran. 

ABSCESS CAUSED DEATH 
Although chemists declared that the chemical analysis made of the viscera of the dead 
man who left the cause of his death a mystery, it is said that the autopsy performed the thirc 
time the body was exhumed indicated with reasonable certainty that death was caused by toxine 
resulting from infection. Dr. Sasse had originally given the cause of death as internal 
abscess, and at the autopsy it is said that he requested that an examination be made at the 
place in the chest where Mr. Foran had experienced pain with the result that an abscess was 
found. Mr. Banks, pathologist, who examined parts of the viscera, had stated that death 
nay have been caused by small doses of poison administered over a long period of time or 
from poisons resulting from a condition of infection. 

IS Exact Science 
Professor Roe Remington, whose failure to find appreciable quantities of arsenic in the 
body of Mr. Foran, resulted in another test by the Mayo Clinic, issued the following statement 
m answer to the statement made by Mr. Lounsbury that the State was evidently mistaken in 
assuming that chemistry is an exact science: 

"In connection with the account of the dismissal of the charges in the Foran case as 
published in The Forum, State's Attorney Lounsbury of Wahpeton is quoted as saying that he 
feels that chemistry cannot be considered as an exact science. The writer realizes that Mr. 
Lounsbury has been placed in a terribly embarassing position, and one which may well shake 

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his faith in the reliability of chemistry and chemist. Nevertheless, there are three sciences 
which may be considered as exact, so far as human ability to measure can go, namely mathe- 
matics, physics and chemistry." 

"I feel that the public is entitled to the exact facts as to the chemical findings, per- 
haps in greater detail than they have been given. I was called into the case by Sheriff Mc- 
Michael to confirm the work of another chemist who had reported that the body of George Foran 
contains arsenic, in his opinion in quantity sufficient to have been the cause of death." 

Interested in Arsenic 
"I have been interested in the question of arsenic in foods since 1913, and have develop- 
ed a very delicate method by means of which it is possible to detect and measure quantities 
of arsenic as minute as one part in 10,000,000. To grasp what this means we have only to 
imagine one pounds arsenic uniformly mixed in 10,000,000 pounds of flour 125 carloads weigh- 
ing 80,000 pounds to the car. By this method I can take a tablespoonful from any sack and 
find the arsenic in it." 

"In this case I examined four different organs from the body, finding almost exactly the 
same amount in each, that is to say, four parts in 10,000,000. Now it should be said that 
many articles of food and drink contain traces of arsenic, which, far from being a poison in 
such quantities, may actually be of benefit to the body. Headden of Colorado found that 
virgin soils contain small amounts of arsenic and that the arsenic in the soil is increased 
if crops grown on it are sprayed with arsenic sprays. Such crops contain a trace of arsenic, 
as do any crops grown on soil which contains it. Perhaps it plays a necessary role in plants. 
Some aothorities think so. Perhaps it has a necessary function in animal life. At least 
one eminent French chemist believes that it does. 

Mr. Lounsbury Commended 
"Sea water contains arsenic, and marine fishes contain more than some other foods. The 
amount of arsenic found in this body, then, was not any greater than could be accounted for 
on perfectly normal grounds. It was even considerably less than the amount permitted by state 
and federal authorities in some foods. The fact that experts for the defense found no trace 
of arsenic, if they are correctly quoted means either one of two things. Either they did not 
work for such small amounts as I did or else when they said no arsenic they meant too small 
an amount to be of significance in finding a cause of death. In submitting the matter to a 
third chemist Mr. Lounsbury did what any dilligent and conscientious investigator should do 
and he is to be commended for going to such lengths to find out the exact truth." 

"To quote from a verbal report by the third chemist: 'The arsenic is so small an amount 
that one might say there is none there.' He did say, however, that the body contained lead, 
and without making an exact analysis expressed the opinion, if I am correctly informed, that 
there was 'plenty.' This was disturbing, and my attention was then directed toward confirming 
this report. Working by a method which would detect as little as three parts per 1,000,000 of 
lead, I was unable to find any, revising the method so as to make it more delicate, I was un- 
able to detect one part per 1,000,000. It was then found that the liver contains about one 
part per 1,000,000 and the lung slightly more." 

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"Since practically everyone does some painting with lead paints at some time or other, 
and since lead is commonly used in water pipes, and lead can be present in minute amounts in 
the dust of the air, from the wear and tear of painted buildings and from other sources, the 
presence of a minute trace of lead was not felt to be conclusive from a legal point of view. 
The chemist who first reported lead has concurred with me in this view. The cotmnittee which 
investigated the ethyl gas question found that a great many people are daily eliminating a 
small quantitiy of lead from their bodies and in s'ome cases they could find no known origin 

Death Unexplained 

"The cause of this death has apparently not been satisfactorily explained. Victor V. 
Vaughn, an eminent scientist and former president of the American Medical Association, Is 
reported to have testified in an important case before the Federal Trade Commission that a 
roan may die of arsenic poisoning and no trace of arsenic be found in his body." With this 
view I am now prepared to agree, for if the normal body often contains some, we would in 
most cases expect to find a trace if we work closely. The same might possibly be said of 
lead, concerning which much less is known. Either is so very improbable as to have no stand- 
ing in a criminal prosectuion, where the chemist must be absolutely sure of his ground and 

exact in his statements." GLOBE 

********** November 11, 1926 

MRS. FORAN SAYS SHE WILL SUE 
Says People Who Wronged Her Must Make Things Right 

Declaring that she would start proceedings against all responsible for the placing of 
a murder charge against her, Mrs. Anna Belle Foran, in The Fairmount News Friday denied 
that she had stated she was pleased over the dismissal of the case and that she had no hard 
feelings against anyone connected with it. Mrs. Foma's statement follows: 

"In a recent issue of the Fargo Forun, it gave a purported interview with me as to how 
I felt over the dismissal of the criminal proceedings Instituted against me on the complaint 
of Joe Foran, charging me with first degree murder in causing the death of my husband by ad- 
mlnlstring to him, arsenic poison, and stated in substance that I said that I was very much 
pleased over the dismissal and that I had no hard feelings against any person connected with 
that proceeding. These statements attributed to me by The Fargo Forum, were without foundat- 
ion and were untrue. I gave out no such interview and authorized no person to give out such 
an interview for me. On the other hand, I intend to Institute proceedings against everyone 
connected with and responsible for this ruthless, unjust prosecution of me. 

Those charged by law with the duty of investigating crime and securing the punishment 
thereof in Richland County, ND., and who have had charge of the proceedings against me, are 
now saying it was a mistake and that the mistake was occasioned by the chemical analysis 
made by Dr. G. A. Abbott of the Univ. of Grand Forks and the blame for all the injustice done 
me, the humiliation, the disgrace and the branding of me through life as a murderer is now 
sought to be placed on the shoulders of said Dr. Abbott. 

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I have before me, a copy of the letter written by Dr. G. A. Abbott to C. E. Lounsbury, 
States 's Attorney, attached to a copy of the coroner's report, and in that letter Dr. Abbott 
states that he believed the amount of arsenic found in the body of my husband was sufficient 
to account for death, but says it will be necessary to make a very careful quantative deter- 
mination of the amount of the poison, which will require some time before a complete and fina. 
report can be made. Dr. Abbott, in this letter, informed the States Attorney that a further 
examination would have to be made to determine the quantity of poison found in the system to 
enable him to determine whether arsenic poison was the cause of death. The States Attorney 
did not wait for this quantative examination, as this letter is dated on the 7th day of Augus 
and on the 12th day of August, 1926, I was taken from my home in Wahpeton by Sheriff Mc Mich- 
ael under pretense of taking me to the office of my attorney, Hon. J. C. Forbes whom I had 
theretofore employed to probate the estate of my deceased husband, and Instead of taking me 
to the office of Mr. Forbes, where he agreed to take me, I was taken to the court house and 
there subjected to a sweating examination by the States Attorney, Sheriff Mc Michael and a 
detective from Minneapolis, and the next day was arrested and charged with the crime of 
murder in the first degree. This charge and arrest of me was made before Dr. Abbott had com- 
pleted his Investigation to determine the quantity of arsenic in the body of my deceased hus- 
band. 

Since my arrest, I have been informed by physicians that chemistry is an exact science 
and that arsenic poison is present in the bodies of normal persons who are neither sick nor 
ill and who do not die therefrom. They know that arsenic poison is found in the bodies of 
new bo"m babies, that it is taken into the system through the liquid that we drink and thro- 
ugh certain foods that we eat. That traces of it can be found in the liver, the kidneys, 
the heart, the lungs, the brain, the intestines. In the muscles and In other organs of the 
system. These facts are well known to every physician and, therefore, arsenic or traces of 
arsenic in the different organs of the human body is no evidence at all that a person died 
from arsenic poison, unless the quantity necessary to cause death is found in the body and, 
therefore, the material and primary question in the investigation of the cause of death of 
my deceased husband- ''what was the quantity of arsenic found in his system." Why is it that 
the States Attorney did not wait until this quantltlve examination was made by Dr Abbott be- 
fore causing my arrest? Further, if the ends of justice were to be attained why did the Stat 
not call Dr. Wray of Campbell and Dr. Sasse of Lidgerwood, the two capable and prominent phy- 
sicians who had charge of my husband from the day he was taken sick until he died, and ascert 
am from them the treatment that they had given him, and ascertain from them the diagnosis 
that they made of the cause of his illness? Had the State done so. they could have found the 
cause of his death to have been an internal abcess. which was found by pathologists to have 
been the cause of death, confinning the diagnosis made by Dr. Wray and Dr. Sasse. This pro- 
secution was not instituted for the purpose of attaining the ends of justice, but Its purpos- 

was ulterior. u u j 

If the Foran family had succeeded in convicting me of the crime of murdering my husband, 

I would have then, by law, been deprived of any part in his estate and the Insurance Company 

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would have been relieved from paying me the $2000 insurance on his life and the Foran family 
would then have succeeded in securing my deceased husband's property. The members of the 
Foran family behind this prosecution have been moved all the time by mercenary motives, and 
they, together with Sheriff Mc Michael, have slandered me and slurred me throughout Richland 
County and elsewhere and have slurred and slandered the twelve honorable gentlemen of Fair- 
mount who signed my bond and loyally stood by me through this terrible ordeal and further 
have attempted to slur and belittle Dr. Wray and Dr. Sasse, the two men who did their utmost 
to save the life of my deceased husband. 

I have been spied on and have been sought to be entrapped. I have been referred to in 
my own presence in terms of derision and contempt and no one will ever know the suffering and 
poignant grief that I have gone through since the day of my arrest. No consideration was 
given to me that I was to have a fair and impartial trial. My husband's mother, two brothers 
brother-in-law and others and the Sheriff of Richland County, have sought to encompass my 
destruction by depriving me of my liberty for life and taking from me my property and my 
character. The sheriff, from the day of my arrest, wherever he could get an audience in the 
different parts of Richland County, has traduced me and has sought to poison the minds of the 
citizens of this county who might be jurors should the case ever come to trial. I was to be 
crushed and destroyed and if it could be accomplished, the Foran family would increase their 
properties. Now when the charges turn out to be farcial and ridiculous and without found- 
ation, they want to put in my mouth, words that I was pleased to have it dismissed, when from 
now on I must go through life as a woman charged with having murdered her husband and having 
been put to a great expense in defending myself against the most henious charge that could 
be laid against a wife and which they now say was a mistake. If Lounsbury or Mc Michael had 
a daughter charged as I have been charged, and treated as I have been treated, they would 
be raising heaven and earth to seek justice at the hands of the courts for the great wrong 
inflicted on theirs. I am informed they knew over forty days ago that no crime had been 
committed and yet because Mc Michael and Lounsbury were candidates for office they withheld 
the dismissal for this case until after election, compelling me to expend large sums of money 
in preparation for the hearing of this case which they knew would never be held. 

There is said to be a remedy for all wrongs and I purpose, if possible, that those peo- 
ple who have wronged me will right it as far as the law will right it. However the injury 
to me is irreparable as I must henceforth go through life under a cloud. 

I take this opportunity of thanking the citizens of Fairmount and vicinity and La Moure 
County and elsewhere and Dr. Sasse and Dr. Greenman, who have stood by me and have been my 
comfort and support while laboring under this terrible charge and I pray God that neither 
they nor theirs will have to go through the suffering and sorrow that I have endured. 

********** December 2, 1926 



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MRS. FORAN ILL 

Mrs. Alma Belle Foran, formerly of Fairmount, who has been 111 with sleeping sickness 
at the home of her mother in Huron, SD., suffered a relapse last week, according to word' 
received by friends in Fairmount. 

********** January 27, 1927 

C. E. LOUNSBURY TO RESIGN 
C. E. Lounsbury, state's attorney of Richland County, will resign from office on 
January 1st, and his successor is to be appointed by the County board. 

We understand there are already several candidates in the field. Mr. Lounsbury has 
accepted a partnership with a law firm in Chicao, leaving Wahpeton on January 1st. 

Mr. Lounsbury has filled the office of states attorney very ably, and it is with 
regret that we learn of his resignation. 

********** December 29, 1927 

JUDGE WOLFE RENDERS DECISION IN Mc MICHAEL CASE 
Finds for Plaintiff on Both Appeals. $1,500 Involved 

Judge Wolfe recently decided the two appeals In the county of Rlchlcmd vs. R. B. Mc- 
Michael cases, rendering a decision In favor of the county- The cases involved fees in the 
celebrated Alma Belle Foran case, for mileage and investigation. $1,313.80, was the sunount 
collected, which with interest, totals $1500. 

Judge Wolfe contends, in his decision, that the bills were not properly Itemized and 
that Mr. Mc Michael cannot collect for travel outside the state nor for the mileage travel- 
ed by his deputies. 

As we understand the decision, however, Mr. Mc Michael will recover a part of this 

amount by resubmitting the bills to the county board. 

********** May 17, 1928 



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MISS HOLST OUT ON BAIL 

Stanley, ND., Dec. 21st Miss Alice Hoist, 20, who was bound over on a charge of 

first degree murder in connection with the shooting and killing at Sanish of William Naf- 
us, late yesterday furnished $5,000 bonds set by District Judge John C. Lowe and was rel- 
eased from custody last night. 

Both defense and prosecution seek an early trial. It is indicated that a special jury 
term of Mountrail county district court may be held here in January to try the case. 

Miss Hoist has returned to her farm home near Van Hook. 

The final order for Miss Hoist's release was signed today by Judge Lowe. The accused 
girl had been held in custody of the sheriff in Stanley. 

********** December 23, 1926 

FORMER LIDGERWOOD GIRL TO STAND TRIAL IN MARCH 

A special term of district court will be held at Stanley during the first week in 
March, at which Miss Alice Hoist, 18 year old Mountrail County farm girl, formerly of Lld- 
gerwood and Grant Township in Richland County, will be tried on a charge of murdering Will- 
iam Nafus of Sanish. 

District Judge George H. Moellring of Willlston has indicated a willingness to call 
the special term at Stanley, at which he will preside. One other case has been set for 
trial at the same time, that of Emmet Brewington, charged with manslaughter in connection 
with the death of Mrs. Mildred Wilson of Minot. 

Tliss Hoist has not expressed regret over the shooting of Nafus, which, she states, 
followed an attack on her. The case will be followed with Interest by many people of Lld- 
gerwood and vicinity who remember the defendant as a school girl. 

********** January 20, 1927 

ALICE HOLST PLEADS NOT GUILTY 
Defendant Unperturbed by Short Session in Courtroom 
STANELY, ND., March 2nd. . . . (AP) . . .A plea of not guilty to a charge of murder in the 
first degree was entered here late this forenoon by Miss Alice Hoist of Sanish, age 20, who 
shot and killed William Nafus of Van Hook in a poolhall at Sanish last December to avenge, 
she asserts, a wrong which he perpetrated upon her while she was in a helpless physical con- 
dition. 

The girl slayer answered not guilty to the charge in a low but clear voice and apparent 
ly was unperturbed by the short court proceedings before Judge George H. Moellring. At the 
time of her arrest immediately after the shooting, she told officers, it Is said by them, tha 
she was not sorry for her deed. 

Only a few spectators were In the courtroom when the girl , accompanied by her mother 
and her counsel, F. F. Wyckoff, of Stanley, appeared for arraignment. It is expected, how- 
ever, that the courtroom will be filled when the introduction of testimony is begun, probab- 
ley tomorrow forenoon unless delays are encountered in the selection of a jury. 

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That the act was justifiable under the "unwritten law" will be the contention of 
the defense. It has been announced. 

********** March 3, 1927 

HOLST TRIAL POSTPONED 
Girl Will Go On Stand For Further Crossexamination at Reopening 

STANLEY, ND., March 5th. . . (AP) . . .A week's adjournment in the trial of Alice Hoist, 20 
year old, who is being tried for murder in connection with the slaying of William Nafus in 
a pool hall at Sanish last December, was ordered today because of the physical condition of 
the defendant. 

Miss Hoist fainted yesterday after leaving the witness stand and had to be assisted in- 
to the court toom today. 

During the morning session she sat in a chair with her head propped up against a pill- 
ow, taking a listless interest in the proceedings. 

State's Attorney Cottlngham announced that Miss Hoist, who admits the shooting of Nafus, 
but justifies it on the grounds that she had been crimminally assulted by him, will be placed 
on the stand for further cross examination when the trial is renewed on March lAth. 

The phenomena of "psychl-epilepsy," described as "transient memory or impairment of the 
mind with or without convulsions," was introduced at the trial today by Dr. D. A. Flath, of 
Stanley. Recalled as a witness for the defense. Dr. Flath said he had had no personal exper- 
ience with persons so afflicted and that his knowledge of such cases is based entirely on 

what he has read in standard authorities on medicine. 

********** March 10, 1927 

HOLST GIRL FREED of MURDER CHARGE 
Jury Acquits Sanish Girl on Grounds of Insanity. Jurors' Out 15 Hours 

STANLEY, ND., March 16th Miss Alice Hoist, 20 year old Sanish girl, was acquited 

at 9:35 AM., today of the murder of William Nafus of Van Hook last Dec. 13th. The jury 
found the defendant not guilty, on the grounds of Insanity. 

For the first time during the entire trial of the case, the girl smiled faintly as the 
verdict was read, and as the jurors passed her. Miss Hoist and her father and mother, Mr. 
and Mrs. August Hoist, each shook hands with the 12 men who had tried the case. 

GIRL CRIES 

As the girl walked from the courtroom she started to cry, and shortly thereafter she 
was put to bed. 

Judge George H. Moelling of Wllliston, who presided at the trial, suggested to the par- 
ents and the girl's counsel. Attorney F. F. Wyckoff of Stanley, in view of what had trans- 
pired In the trial of the case when the girl was twice affected by what her parents asserted 
were epileptic fits, that she be put under observation and be given medical treatment. 

TO TAKE REST 

Attorney Wyckoff informed the court that such plans had already been made, and said that 
the girl would go to Lidgerwood, OT.. for a stay with relatives to give her a much needed res 

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The jury was given the case at 5 PM., yesterday and deliberated throughout the entire 
night, agreeing upon a verdict shortly after 8 AM., today. 

It was the contention of the defense that Miss Hoist was in a seizure of psychic epil- 
epsy at the time she killed Nafus in a Sanlsh pool hall last Dec. 13th. 

Taking the witness stand in her own defense, the girl testified that she could not 
recall having killed Nafus, and also asserted that she could not recall incidents or events 
for a few days prior to and subsequent to the slaying. She testified that Nafus on Dec. 
10th had criminally assulted her. 

********** March 17, 1927 

ALICE HOLST MARRIES MAN WHO HELPED FREE HER OF MURDER COUNT 
Sanlsh, ND., OCt. 17th. .. .Alice Hoist, 20 year old farm girl residing here, who a 
few months ago in district court at Stanley, was found not guilty of a charge of first 
degree murder in connection with the slaying of William Nafus, Van Hook, in this city, 
has become the bride of Jerry Hardlck, local barber, who was a witness in her defense at 
the trial. The wedding was performed by Rev. Joseph Heer, Van Hook, and Albert M. Hoist 
and Agnes Hoist, brother and sister of the bride, were attendants. Miss Hoist was acqult- 
ed of the murder charge by the jury, which found she was insane at the time the crime was 
committed. ********** October 20, 1927 



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ATTEMPT TO KILL ALICE HOLST 
Friends of Man She Slew Questioned by Sheriff Warren 

MINOT, ND., Dec. 28th An attempt to kidnap and slay Mrs. Alice Catherine Holst- 

Hardlck of Sanlsh, who last summer was acquitted of a charge of murdering William Nafus, 
in that village, today is under further investigation by Sheriff S. A. Warren, of Stanley. 

Two men, came to her home and seized her when she opened a door leading into the shed, 
stuffed a mitten into her mouth, threw a coat over her head, and put her in an automobile, 
the woman told the sheriff. 

One of the men proposed that she be bound and left in the house, and that the dwelling 
be set afire, but the other argued that it would be better to take her to the bridge and 
"drop her a few hundred feet" into open water beneath, Mrs. Hardick further asserted. 

BROKE LOOSE 

Fighting desperately, Mrs. Hardick said she succeeded in breaking loose from the man 
who was sitting in the back seat of the automobile with her, and she fled to the downtown 
section of Sanlsh, where she told of an attempt which had been made to take her life. 

During his three days of investigation. Sheriff Warren has interrogated a number of 
friends of Nafus and gave the principal grilling to two Indians, who, however, were not 
retained in custody. 

ONCE ADJUDGED INSANE 

In acquitting Miss Hoist on a charge of murdering Nafus, whose home was at Van Hook, 
but who was residing in Sanlsh at the time he was killed, the jury found that the girl was 
insane at the time of the shooting. 

She had gone into a Sanlsh pool hall, where Nafus was loitering, and calling him to 
the front of the room, she fired a shot from a pistol, which killed him almost instantly. 

Testimony introduced at the trial by the defense was to the effect that she was afflict- 
ed by psychic epilepsy, a disease which her expert medical witnesses said, often renders 
the victim devoid of their senses and makes them unable to distinguish between right and 
wrong. The girl testified that she could not recall having killed Nafus, and also said 
that she could not recall a number of incidents linked with the case which occured subseq- 
uent thereto, until about two or three days later. 

********** December 29, 1927 



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ERRORS MADE IN MURDER TRIAL OF THE FOYTE, TRIBUNAL RULES 

WALLACE, ID., JAN. 25th Conviction of Lee Foyte, former Valley City, ND., youth 

condemmed to hang for first degree murder in Idaho, was reversed Monday by the Idaho Sup- 
reme Court on the grounds of errors in the trial. Foyte was to have been hanged last sum- 
mer, following conviction on Feb. 26th, 1926, in the district court here. 

Since that time, he has been in the penitentiary at Boise, following a stay of execu- 
tion granted pending an appeal. The state court has ordered a new trial to be held at Wal- 
lace, perhaps in February. Defense Attorneys John L. Fitzgerald and Carleton Fox do not 
contemplete attempting a change of venue, although they may not be ready to go to court in 
February, they state. District court opens for spring term on Feb. 11th. 

New evidence not entered at the previous trial, probabiliy that Foyte himself will take 
the stand this time and possibility of insanity pleading are rxnnored. Foyte was charged 
with killing James Montgomery on his ranch in the St. Joe woods country near Herrlck, ID. 
Foyte had been in the country doing railway section work, quitting to make a stay at 
the Montgomery ranch. It was charged that in December, 1925, he killed Montgomery, aided 
by one Albert Timmel, a neighboring rancher of the mountain country. Montgomery's body 
was found stuffed in a stump near his bam, and Foyte was arrested at St. Maries, some 30 
miles down the river. Action against Timmel was dismissed. Robbery was the alleged mot- 
ive for the crime. It was found that Foyte has disposed of some of Montgomery's property, 
saying that Montgomery had gone to Kentucky on a trip leaving him in charge. 

"Later he said Timmel killed Montgomery, forcing Foyte to stuff the body in the stump. 
Errors alleged in the tril are in admission of evidence in the judge's Instructions to the 
jury. One of the principle grounds for the action was the instruction of the trial court 
that admissions made by Foyte against his own interest to officers were presumed to be true. 
The supreme court held this to be a proper rule governing admissibility, but not a proper 
charge to the jury. 

Foyte's mother, Mrs. Joseph Kantor, now lives at International Falls, MN. Shortly aftei 
Foyte was sentenced to hang last February, many North Dakotans heard his pitiful story and 
scores of letters were written to the Idaho officials asking that the death penalty be lif- 
ted and a life imprisonment sentence be imposed. 

From authorities at Valley City and Lldgerwood, ND., it was learned that the general 
belief was that Foyte was not in his right mind. The officials had said Foyte appeared 
queer" when in their custody on a charge of setting fire to a straw stack and carrying 
concealed weapons. 

"I've been a wanderer and was a stranger when this murder took place," Foyte told 
officials after his arrest. 

********** January 27, 1927 



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FORMER LIDGERWOOD BOY GIVEN 25-YEAR SENTENCE 

Lee Foyte, 23, a former Lidgerwood boy, was sentenced Friday to serve from 25 years 
to life in the Idaho State Prison, for the murder of James Montgomery, 65 year old rancher 
of Herrlck, ID., In December of 1925. Foyte entered a plea of guilty to a charge of mur- 
der in the second degree. 

It will be remembered that he was sentenced to hang last year on a charge of first 
degree murder, but the Idaho supreme court granted him a new trial, on the ground of a 
technical error in trial. After spending a year In the penitentiary, Foyte went to Wall- 
ace, ID., last week and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. 

At the time the youth was sentenced to hang, much protest arose, because of his youth 
and because he was thought to be abnormal mentally. 

********** March 10, 1927 



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N. D. BOY TO HANG 
Convicted Of Murdering Employee and Wife Last May 

Ferdinand Schalps must hang for the murder of Tony and Ludmilla Geisler last May, the 
supreme court held today in affirming his conviction and death sentence by the district 
court of Roosevelt County. 

The appeal of Schalps was taken under consideration by the Montana Supreme Court on 
Feb. 24th, when his attorney appeared before that body to argue on the sentence imposed by 
Judge S. E. Paul of Plentywood, MT. Schalps was sentenced after his trial at Wolf Point, 
Mt. The slaying took place on the farm of the Geislers near Biem, MT., the state charged, 
and were committed to obtain the Geislers' car and a small sum of money. 

Schalps formerly resided near Ashley, ND., and when his case came to the attention of 
North Dakotans, many sent pleas to Montana officials, asking that his sentence be reduced 
to one of life imprisonment. 

On Sept. 25th, 1926, the day Schalps was to have been hanged, the Montana Supreme 
Court granted him a last minute reprieve and notified him and his attorney that the high 
court would consider an appeal. At that time, the date of the hearing was set for Feb. 24th. 

********** March 31, 1927 



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SLAYER of TEHELKA CONFESSES CRIME 
Tehelka's Roommate Tells Story of Murder with Pair of Scissors 

Four hours after confessing torturing his former roommate Rudolph Tehelka, nephew of 
Mrs. Wm. Popp of this city, Floyd Johnson, 21 years old, was sentenced at Minot, ND., to 
life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. He was taken to the state penitentiary on 
Thursday. 

The murderer, whose home is in Dennybrook, detailed the events that led up to the kill- 
ing of Tehelka on a cold winter's night in a Minot garage, where the victim worked as night 
watchman and service man. After several hours questioning, the story was obtained. Tehelka 
was stabbed with a pair of scissors early Monday morning of last week. 

GIVES COMPLETE STORY 

Shortly after he made his confession, Johnson agreed to plead guilty to a charge of 
murder and at 6:30 PM. , was brought into district court. He was sentenced to life imprison- 
ment and two deputy sheriffs started with him for Bismarck. 

Johnson's confession was made in the jailer's office in the county jail at Minot in the 
presence of W. E. Slaybaugh, 0. B. Herigstad, Minot attorney, and Rajrmond C. Dobson of the 
Minot Daily News. 

The admission of his guilt came from Johnson after nearly two hours of steady question- 
ing, which followed several hours of previous grilling by the sheriff. 

Johnson first said that another man was involved in the slaying of Tehelka, but he soon 
changed his story and admitted that he alone hit his victim on the head with a hammer, and 
then fearing that his former roommate might regain his senses, stabbed him with a pair of 
scissors which he found in the accessory room. 

TALKED to TEHELKA 

Johnson said that he had gone to the garage, probably about 5 AM., Monday, and had 
found Tehelka lying down on three chairs in the room where the slaying occured. Tehelka 
was awake, Johnson said, and he sat down and started to talk to hin. 

After a few minutes, Johnson continued, Tehelka asked him how long he was going to 
remain, and he said he told him that he would "stick around for a while." Tehelka then 
laid down on the chairs and said that he would' "take a snore," Johnson asserted. The pur- 
pose of the trip to the garage, Johnson said, was to obtain $5 which he had loaned to 
Tehelka a few weeks ago. 

"I sat there a while beside Tehelka, having taken another chair out of the office 
where the cash register was located." Johnson said. "I was reading with the aid of a flash- 
light, then I got up and walked out into the fire room and picked up a hammer, and came 
back in and sat down again." 

"Then something came over me... I don't know what it was. I hit 'Rudy' on the head with 
the hammer. He raised up and said 'Ow' ; then I hit him again, and he cried 'Ow' again. Then 
I guess I hit him a couple of times more'.' 

STILL BREATHING 

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"I thought he was pretty close to dying then. He was sitting on the edge of the chair 
and was unconscious. I reached into his coverall pocket and took out the keys to the cash 
register and went into the other office and took the money out of the till. Then I came 
back into the room where 'Rudy' was and he was still breathing." 

"As I came into the room, my hand came into contact with a pair of scissors on the 
counter, I noticed 'Rudy' was still breathing and I jabbed him with the scissors a couple 
of times I thought, but may be the three times as the newspapers said." 

"Then I took the hammer down to the basement and threw it in the furnace and left the 
garage and went up town." 

Johnson's confession came only a short time after Tehelka was buried on Thursday. John- 
son said the thing which really caused him to confess was when Slaybaugh took him to a local 
mortuary Wednesday where the murdered man's body was lying in a coffin. 

Johnson looked at the body, shook his head, and uttered "its a terrible thing" and 
beads of perspiration appeared on his brow. 

Johnson roomed with Tehelka, until two weeks ago, he said, and also formerly worked on 
the same shift at the garage. "Rudy was a dandy fellow. I used to work with him and we 
never had any trouble. I ought to be where he is now, dead" the confessed slayer solemnly 
remarked. "I don't understand what ever caused me to do it. I didn't need the money. I 
had nearly $10 in my pocket at the time." 

********** December 8, 1927 



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INDEX to Film # 1577 - Hankinson News 



Aas 106 

Abas 85 

Abbe 12 

Abbott 35,200 

Adams 85,86 

Adler 25 

Adnet 39 

Ahrens 52 

Aker 15,133 

Albright 108,147 

Aldrich 188 

. Allen 30 

Aim 19A 

Ambach 13,190 

Ambrosina 203 

Anderson < « < 25 , 29 , 30 

35,44,76,99,103,183 

Andrews 184 

Anscietea 203 

Ant 151 

'Amdt 29 

Bailey 142 

Baisley 38 

Bank 183 

Barker 30 

Bartels 113 

Barton 142 

Bassett 191 

Bauler 16 

Beck 175,180 

Behm 53,57 

Beling 13,153 

Bell 11 

Bellin 28,33,111 

Bennell • 118 

Bennington 28 

Benoit 6 

Benson 23 



Bentson 115 

Berg 190,191 

Bergman 6,118 

Bernard 11 

Berndt 7,35,43,54,74 

Bezenek 156 

Biaha 10 

Bidgood 53,57 

Biegert 97 

Biggs 55 

Birchem 35 , 36 

Bisek 28,199 

Bladow 21,23,29,45,69 

130,150,169,200 

Blake 200 

Blazer 30 

Blonigon 25 , 68 

Boelke 139,171 

Boetcher 57 

Bohn 17,18,19,20,26 

43,105,109,156,178 

Boldt 88 

Boll 155 

Bolton 135 

Bommersbach 177 

Born 53 

Borseth 166 

Bostrom 108 

Bouler 167 

Boyle 77 

Brady 7 

Brandal 137 

Brandt 38 

Braun 2,24,83 

Brisbin 37,191 

Bross 80 

Brown 13,115 

Broz 70 

Brueske HO 

(223) 



Bruhn 201 

Bryan 67 

Buck 45,161 

Budak 52 

Buntzen 50 

Burbank 73 

Busta 18 

Butz 35 

Campbell 4 

Carr 4,6 

Chapin 43 

Christiansen 43 

Codner 7 

Coit 184 

Combs 30 

Cooch 91 

Cook 147 

Coppin 20,41,115 

Cox 46 

Crooks 41,42 

Cropper 137 

Currie 70 

Cushion 86 

Dabmire 47 

Dahl 76 

Daly 64 

Danderand 5 

DeFea 43 

Dennstedt 51,132 

DeVan 146 

Dick 22 

Dielke 9 

Dietz 83 

Differding 124 

Doerr 88 

Donahouer 160 

Dom 94 



Draeger 120 

Dramer 88 

Dumke 147 

Duval 14 

Duwenhoegger 48 

Dwyer 92,96,98 

Eggen 10 

Eggert 31 

Ehr 33 

Ehrens 169,202 

Ehret 24,171 

Eichhorn 178,190 

Ellingson 167 

Emerick 137 

Enberg 38 

Enderson 67 

Engleking 53, 166 

Ernest 26 

Ertz 66 

Essen 171 

Evans 30 

'Evenson 33,76,78 

Ewing 117 

Factor 5 

Farnum 124 

Feigner 196 

Felton 37 

Feneis ■ 41 

Fenske 15 

Ferguson 56 

Fidelias 203 

Field 85 

Fletcher 25,27 

Foeltz 121 

Foran 120,124,205 

Forman 22,81,82 

Forster 22 

Fouminca 199 

Fowlds 79,84 



Fowler 188 

Fox 1 

Foyte 114,218 

Franz 29 

Fritsch 141 

Frondt 88 

Front 93 

Fulton 20 

Funnells 184 

Gaab 46 

Gabbert 70,87,88,151 

Garbrecht 163 

Gast 93 

Gaulkle 15 

Gehler 15 

Geisler 220 

Gereske 8 

Gerezek 118 

Gertson 29 

Gilbertson 124 

Gira 95 

Glander 179,192 

Glasner 25 

Godfrey 1 

Godi j ohn 26 

Goette 10 

Golfine 33 

Gollnick ...57,189,193,196 

Gotham 152 

Gowin 9 

Grady 22 

Grahn 48 

Grawe 146 

Green 15,196 

Griepentrog 8,189 

Grob 153 

Grohnke 65 , 108 

Gross 56 

Gruba 18,26,198 

Gruetzmacher 112 

(224) 



Gully 47 

Gustman 37,161,163 

Gutschmidt 44 

Gylland 157 

Haas 5 

Haase 65 

Habel 44 

Hafsted 81 

Haglin 13 

Haidager 70 

Haire 81 

Hajny 11 

Halgunseth 64 

Harmer 90 

Hangel 109 

Hannon 38 

Hanson 4,189 

Happ 19 

Hardie 7 

Hardy 9 

Harles 47 

Hartleben 142 

Haus ° 25 

Hayden 93 

Heck 51 

Heesch 24 

Hein (e) 48,141 

Heinecke 10 

Heley 22,109 

Hell 153 

Helling .89 

Helseth 23 

Hentz 13,19,36 

Herding 54,97 

Hermes 46,137 

Hingst 10,72 

Hitchcock 22 

Hoefs 105 

Hoeft 18,19,110 

Hoffman 17,39,199 



Hohenstem 58 

Holding 56 

Hoist 143,214 

Homrig 59 

Honl 18 

Horowitz 119 

Hortnick 30 

Novey 45 

Hrdlicka 14 

Hunter 14 

Hunziker 151 

Illig 67 

Jacob 137 

Jacobson 42, 165 

Jaeger 16,41 

Jagodzinski 188 

Jahn 22 

Jarl 66,68 

Jarski 43,58,111 

Jasmer 154, 164 

Jastrow 194 

Jensen 75 , 76 

Jereski 58 

Johnson 14,30,52 

150,166,185 

Jones 41,53 

Jorgensen 68 

Jost 95 

Kaiser 178 

Kamke 81 

Karls 103,104 

Kara ten 26 

Kath 163 

Kauf f man 74 

Keller 3 

Kelsey 129 

Kerkove 34 



Kern 7 

Ketcham 199 

Kiel 8 

Kiley 26 

Kinn 35,36,38,46,170 

Kinney 90,92,174 

Kirchner 5 

Klar ., 39,45,55 

Klasen 24 

Klawitter , 47 

Klenzing 76 

Klepp 24 

Klingbell 34 

Klousterman 112 

Knaak 47,193 

Rnudson 3 

Kollig 47 

Koppelman 17 

Korbel 10 

Korsvik 138,151 

Korth 56 

Krause 3,28,71 

Kretchman 44 

Kriz 11,13 

Kroh 163 

Krueger 17,56 

Kuchera 69 

Kuchynka 11 

Kuehl 48 

Kuemper 22 

Kulberg 10,12,33,198 

Kunnert 12,155 

Kunz 197 

Kurth 13,85 

Kurtz 117 

Kutter 19 

Ladd 60 

Lamb 68 

Lang 30 

(225) 



Langseth 178 

Larson 52,79,155,157 

Latzke 164 

Lauder 21 

Leathart 102 

Leavitt 45 

Lee 89 

Lehman 95,134 

Leinan 152 

Lenz 1 

Lescherbury 44 

Libsock 75 

Lierman 100 , 194 

Lindsey 132 

Linehan 19,26,85 

Lipovsky 21,95,98 

Lisk 123 

Lockman 38 

Lohr 192 

Loll 14,152 

Lubenow 15, 160 

Lueck 31 

Lund 75 

Lundgren 25 

Luther 148 

Lyons 95 

Magill Tri98" 

Magilner 12 

Magilvesky 10 

Mahler 151 

Manske 70 

Marik 8 

Marks 102,123 

Narvik 37 

Marvin 71,74,201 

Mattson 142 

Mauer 51,171 

McBride 67 

McCoy 158 



McKeith 58 

McKinnon 54,174 

McMorrow 39 

McTigue 8 

Medenwald (t) ,. .47,57, 164 

179,190,192 

Melby 50,81 

Melland 3 

Mergens 26 , 198 

Merrif ield 142 

Meyer 7 

Mickleson 74 

Mielke 129 

Milbrandt 13,154 

Miller 26,146,169,189 

Mindeman 56 

Mitchell 35,54,108 

Mittag 8,13 

Mitzel 70,111 

Moe 5,66,178 

Moellenhoff 48 

"Moffet 41 

Moffit 42 

Montgomery 103,114 

Moon 143 

Moore 4,5,6,51,159 

Moores 131 

Mosher 75 

Motis 37 

Movius 29,136 

Muehler 9,112,155 

Murphy 29 

Myhra 4 

Nafus 143,214 

Nehmer 164 

Nelson . , 12,14,55,87 

119,160 

Neuman 34,147,148 

Newby 119 



Norman 122 

Novotny 58 

G'Brian 31,68 

0' Conner 21 

"Ohio" 130 

Ohn 23 

O'Keefe 91 

Olberg 10 

Olds 183 

O'Leary 24 

Oliver 87,123,176 

Olson 117,140 

O'Reilly 86 

Orlady 51 

Ortman 136 

Osbon Ill 

Ott 173 

Pahinaninen 138 

Pahl 115 

Pankow 164 

Pappa 193 

Pasbrig 38,86 

Patrick 93 

Patzkowski 72 

Payne 43 

Pederson 164 

Peitz 20,27,40 

Pelham 150 

Perry 53 

Peterka 50 

Peters 40 

Peterson 1 

Petrick 21 

Plaisted 143 

Plum 56 

Podliska 11,13 

Pohl 16,48 

Pomeroy 58 

(226) 



Ponath 152 

Poole 159 

Popp 74,182 

Porkomy 133 

Port 193 

Portner 58 

Powers 28,187 

Prall 151 

Prchal 28 

Pribbemow 50 

Prochnow 130 

Puetz 24 

Pydynkowki 88 

Quaal 48 

Qualley 112 

Queneau 40 

Quimby 98 

Rackow 155 

Radloff 19 

Ramberg 33 

Ramesdell 199 

Randall 39 

Raney 58 

Rathgerber 65 

Reiden 69 

Reinke 2,107 

Renelt 18,34 

Rettig 135 

Richardson 167 

Rick 142 

Rieman 55 

Rinderman 149 

Robertson 155 

Robinson 52 

Roeder 30,47 

Rogness 102,105 

Rommereim 80,92 

Roob 18 



Root 69 

Rose 8 

Rosenberry 106 

Rosenkranz 161 

Roth 31,91,93,169,202 

Rudolph 170 

Russell 189 

Rus tad 4 

Schaefer 189 

Schiebe 84 

Scheller 198 

Scherf 5 

Schiller 84 

Schiltz 34,48 

Schlener 14,71 

Schmeiding 72 

Schmidt 37,101,102 

Schnacke 53 

Schraddik 136 

Schram (m) 188,199 

Schroeder 16 

Schweir 97 

Secundia 100,203 

Sellner 1 

Seuser 201 

Shea 176 

Shelver 30 

Sherman 74 

Slabik 130 

Sleight 50 

Skog 38 

Smith 1,16,53,149 

Soehner 16, 167 

Sorkness 51 

Spotten 116 

Spottswood 39 

Spreckles ..99,101,102,148 

Sprogel 60 

Stack 44,161,164,170 



Stein (e) 25,28,133 

Steinwehr 70, 165 

Stevens 99 

Stewart 146,189 

Stiles 168 

"Stillwater John" 139 

Stiteler 146 

Stobey 37 

Stoltenow ...9,18,19,38,57 

Stone 78 

Stowell 67 

Strege 40,139,183 

Strub 111,112 

Strubel 187 

Sturgis 45 

Sullivan 43 

Sunde 183 

Swenson 99,164 

Syverson 54 

Tehelka 182,221 

Tewes 121 

Theocara Ill 

Thiel 71 

Thomas 146 

Thompson 124 

Thornton Ill 

Thunnel 193 

Thurston 55 

Tiegs 79 

Timmins 60 

Tisdel 4,107 

Tix 188 

Traux 78 

Trichler 53 

Trittin 59,64 

Trom 80 

Trousil 199 

Tulloch 149 

Tyson 174 

(227) 



Umberhocker 152,168 

Unknown 168 

Van Arnum 198 

Van Middlesworth .... .44 

Varland 37 

Veflin 25 

Vienenstocker 14 

Voeltz 51 

Wacha 7,50 

Wahl 11 

VJalker 116,176 

Wall 200 

Wanner 27 

Warner 45 

Warren 8 

Waterhouse 88 

Watson 149 

Waxier 133 

Webb 12 

Weibusch 136 

Weinkauf 68,139,140 

Weiser 42 

Weiss 187 

Weitzig 68 

Welsh 54 

Westbo 131 

Westphal 129 

Wexler 178 

Whitechurch 145 

Wickman 44 

Williams 55 

Willprecht 9 

Wilm 120,123,173 

Winkle 189 

Wipperman 40,154 

Wirth 30 

Witt ..28,33,134,173,178 
Wittich 67 



Wohler 56 

Wohlwend 118 

Woldera 72 

Wolders 142 

Wolfe 130,137,200 

Wood 7 

Woodruff 128 

Woodward 69 

Woolsey 20,198 

Womer 19,40,129 

Wrolstad 45 

Wurl 149 



Young 52 



Zabel 193 

Zeller 19 

Zentner 198 

Ziegelman 18,44,72 

Zietlow 14 

Zinnnerman 66 



(228)