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The HANKINSON NEWS 



Hankinson, Richland County^ North Dakota 



August 20, 1931 - August 30, 1934 
MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 



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FILM # 1579 HANKINSON NEWS Aug. 20, 1931 - Aug. 30, 1934 



LANDRO - JAHODA 

The marriage of Miss Lilly Ann Landro and George Jahoda, both of Lidgerwood, took place 
at Wahpeton at the Methodist parsonage on Monday August 24th, Rev. A. E. Coombs reading the 
service. 

They were attended by Miss Sally Landro, a sister of the bride, as bridesmaid and 
H. R. Jahoda, a brother of the groom as best man. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars J. Landro. After the ceremony, they left 
for an auto trip to Minnesota and on their return will be at home on a farm south of this 
city. ********** September 3, 1931 

LICENSED TO WED 

The Clerk's Office in Wahpeton this week issued a wedding license to Mrs. Ida Radloff, 
of Lidgerwood, and Arthur Boehning, of Hankinson. 

********** September 3, 1931 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Rosemary Movius and Merlin Beito were married in Selah, WA. , on August 
30th, according to announcements received by relatives. Mrs. Movius, mother of the bride 
was formerly Rose Chesck, a Lidgerwood resident. 

********** September 10, 1931 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR FOUR 

Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. John's Church in Belford, Rev. J. P. Klausler 

pronounced the words that united for life. Miss Elsie Krueger and Mr. Irvin Stack. Owing 
to a recent bereavement of the bride's family, the ceremony was attended only by the imm- 
ediate members of the family. 

The bride, attired in a beautiful creation of imported celamese georgette, and wear- 
ing a veil and carrying a wreath, was attended by her sister, Dorothy, as bridesmaid. She 
wore a gown of blue flat crepe. Another sister, Ethel, acted as maid of honor and wore a 
peach colored organdie gown. 

The groom, wearing conventional blue, was attended by Edward Cast, as best man. The 
contracting parties were both bom and raised in this community. The bride is a daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krueger, of Belford, and is a charming and accomplished young lady, 
beloved by all who know her. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stach, of Bright- 
wood, and is an industrious young man, esteemed by all. 

Immediately after the ceremony the newly weds departed for a motor trip to Duluth and 
other points in northern Minnesota. After a brief honeymoon they will make their home at 
Alexandria, MN., where the groom has accepted a position in a retail business concern. 

They have the congratulations and best wishes of a host of friends in and around Hank- 
inson for a long and happy married life. 

********** September 17, 1931 

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JAEGER - REDDY 
Miss Eva Jaeger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jaeger, of this city, was united 
in marriage, last Wednesday, to Robert Reddy, of Minneapolis. Miss Jaeger has many friends 
here who join in wishing her a happy married life. They will make their home in Minneapolis 

********** September 17, 1931 

ROSHOLT GIRL WEDS 
Mr. Carlton Cook, of Devils Lake, ND., and Miss Dorothy Benson, of Rosholt, were unitec 
in marriage by Rev. F. D. McCartin at the Presbyterian Manse Monday morning. 

********** September 2A, 1931 

FORMER HANKINSON BOY MARRIED 
Word has been received here of the marriage of William Schroeder, a son of Mrs. Emilie 
Schroeder, of Fargo, to Miss Audrey McCloy, of Fargo, on September 9th, at Moorhead, MN. 

Bill is a graduate of Hankinson High School and is well known here. His many friends 
join in wishing them a happy wedded life. They will make their home in Fargo. 

********** September 24, 1931 

PODHOLA - GAUKLER 
On Monday, Sept. 21st, the wedding of Miss Irene Podhola and Frank Gaukler took place 
at St. John's Church in this city. Father Turek officiating. . . .LIDGERUOOD MONITOR... 

********** October 1, 1931 

HAMMER COUPLE MARRIED AT WATERTOWN 
Ted Rue and Miss Ida Hammer, both of Hammer, SD., were married at Watertown on Monday 
of^this week. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Hammer and was raised in the Hammer 
community. They will make their future home in Hammer. 

********** October 8, 1931 

MARRIAGE OF FORMER HANKINSON GIRL 
John Linehan received word from Seattle, WA. , of the marriage of his sister, Loretta 
Linehan, to Ross W. Bell of Seattle. Loretta was born and raised here and was a graduate 
of the Hankinson schools. 

Her many friends join in wishing her a happy wedded life. 

********** October 8, 1931 

GREAT BEND. . . .Orville Popp and Miss Myrtle Canham were married on Wednesday after- 
noon at the Popp home and a shower was given them in the evening by relatives and friends. 

*********** October 8, 1931 

STATE LINE PEOPLE UNITED IN WEDLOCK 
Mabel Stave and Wesley Johnson were united in marriage last Sunday, Oct. 11th at the 
Norwegian Church, north of Hammer. Both are well known around here and have grown up in 
this vicinity. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stave, living about four miles northeast 
of Hammer, and the groom is a son of Alex Johnson, and is one of the clerks in his fathers 

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Merchandise Store. The couple left immediately following the wedding for a honeymoon 
trip. ********** October 15, 1931 

WEDDING OBSERVED AT BELFORD CHURCH 

A quiet wedding occurred at the Belford Church on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM when 
Miss Louise Roeder, daughter of Mrs. Fred Roeder, became the bride of Arthur Amdt, son 
of Mrs. August Amdt, Duerr Township. Rev. Cordts performed the ceremony. 

Attendants were the brother and sister of the groom, Emma and Henry Amdt. Louise 
is well known here and has been employed at the Hankinson Bakery for the past year. 

The couple will make their home on a farm in Duerr Township. We all join in wishing 
them a happy wedded life. ********** October 22, 1931 

RETTIG - MITTAG WEDDING HELD 

Miss Evangeline Rettig, daughter of Mrs. Maggie Rettig, and David Mittag, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Herman C. Mittag, of Great Bend, were married on Tuesday, Oct. 26th at the parish 
home at Mantador. Rev. Eck performed the ceremony. 

A wedding dinner was served at the home of the groom's parents, with immediate rel- 
atives present. 

The young couple will make their home with his parents this winter. We all join in 

wishing them a happy wedded life. 

********** October 29, 1931 

MANY WEDDINGS THE PAST WEEK » 

Joseph Schiltz and Miss Alvina Schroeder were united in marriage at St. Philip's 
Church on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Studnicka performing the ceremony. 

The attendants were Mr. Louis Schiltz and Miss Sadie Schroeder. The bride is a dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schroeder, of Greendale Township and has grown to womanhood in 
that community where she is universally respected. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schiltz, pioneer residents of Elma Township. 
He is an industrious and able young man, engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

The newljrweds will make their home on the groom's farm south of town immediately, 
but will later leave for a wedding trip. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Schiltz their many friends in this community extend congratulations 
and best wishes. ********** November 12, 1931 

EBERHARDT - WENTZ 

Miss Rose Eberhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Eberhardt, and Reinholt S. Wen- 
tz, of Streeter, ND., were married on Saturday at the St. Anthony parish house at Fargo, 
Rev. Fr. Ryan conducting the ceremony. 

The bride is well known in Hankinson, where she attended school and graduated from 
the local high school. Following the ceremony the newlyweds left immediately for Street- 
er, where they will make their home. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Wentz are engaged in educational work at the Streeter schools. The 
many friends of the bride here join in extending the usual felicitations. 

********** November 12, 1931 

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GUSTMAN - EMDE 

Miss Ella Gustman and Fred Emde were quietly married in the parsonage of the Imm- 
anuel Evangelical Church on Thursday evening. Mrs. Rev. Meier and daughter, Marie, being 
the attendants. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman, and a popular young lady, who 
was educated and grew to womanhood near this city. The groom is a prosperous young farmer 
of this community. 

The newlyweds will make their home on a farm south of Hankinson, where they will go 
immediately. 

Mr. and Mrs. Emde have a host of friends in the Hankinson and Rosholt communities who 
extend congratulations along with their best wishes for their happiness. 

********** November 12, 1931 

COUPLES UNITED IN HOLY WEDLOCK 
HEGER - HIPP 

A very pretty church wedding was solemnized on Monday morning at 8 o^ clock when Miss 
Mary Hipp became the bride of Lawrence Heger, Father Studnicka conducting the nuptial mass. 

Miss Rose Hipp, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Matt Elsen attended the 
groom. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of wine colored crepe and hat to match. 
She carried a bouquet of red bridal roses. 

The bridesmaid wore a charming dress of Spanish bick crepe and wore a hat to match. 
She also carried a beautiful bouquet. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hipp and a graduate of Hankinson High 
School in 1929. She has taught in this vicinity for the past two years. Mr. Heger is a 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Heger, of Underwood, ND., and is engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

The young couple expect to make their home in Hankinson, where they have a host of 
friends who extend congratulations and well wishes. 

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MEDENWALDT - MUEHLER 

Miss Irma Medenwaldt and Henry Muehler were quietly married in the parsonage of the 
Lutheran Church by Rev. Klausler on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The attendants were 
Alfred Medenwaldt and Miss Mary Muehler. 

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Frank Medenwaldt, of Greendale Township, and has 
grown to womanhood in that community, where she enjoys the friendship of all our people. 
The groom is a son of Mrs. Wm. Muehler, of Greendale and is engaged in agricultural pursuit 

Mr. and Mrs. Muehler have a host of friends throughout the community, who wish them 
happiness. ********** 

SIMPSON - SCHROEDER 

Word has been received here of the marriage of Oscar Schroeder, a son of Mrs. Emelia 
Schroeder, formerly of this city, to Miss Lou Simpson, of Fargo. The wedding took place 
at the Methodist Church in Moorhead. 

Oscar is well known here and has a host of friends who join in wishing them a happy 
wedded life. ********** November 19, 1931 

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EVA LAMB MARRIES WELL KNOWN LIDGERWOOD BOY 
Word was received by her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Lamb, of this city, that their 
daughter, Eva Lamb, was married on Tuesday, November 3rd, to Harold Stucky of Lidgerwood, 
the ceremony taking place at Osborne, KS., and being performed by Rev. Thompson, of the 

Congregational Church, at his parsonage. ...ROSHOLT NH^S 

********** November 26, 1931 

SIEFKIN - RINDE MARRIED AT FARGO 
Word received by the Hankinson News today conveys meagre information of the wedding 
of a prominent Hankinson couple, Supt. C. H. Siefken and Miss Thelma Rinde. 

The wedding was performed at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Fargo, attendants being, 
Mr. Alfred Barrigan, of Nashua, MN. , and Miss Frances Burton, of Hankinson. 

The couple will go to Minneapolis to spend a short honeymoon, after which they will 
return to Hankinson, where they will reside in an apartment at the Forman home. 

The contracting parties are engaged in educational work. Mr. Siefken as superinten- 
dent of the local schools and Miss Rinde as primary teacher. 

Throughout their tenure in Hankinson the couple have taken active part in the social 
and civic work in the community, and by sincere and capable effort have created a follow- 
ing of friends who are pleased to extend to them congratulations with their wish that the 
newlywed's path through life together be happy and prosperous. 

********** December 17, 1931 

MARRIED AT FARGO 
__ Miss Elizabeth Jarski, a daughter of Frank Jarski, of this city, and Sam Hartmann, 
of Milwaukee, WI., were married at Fargo on Dec. 2nd. They came to Hankinson Wednesday 
afternoon and will spend the holidays with relatives here and will then leave for Milwau- 
kee, where they plan to make their home. 

Friends of the bridal couple extend felicitations. 

********** December 17, 1931 

HERE AND THERE 
Miss Evelyn Mattson, of Milnor, and Frank Woodrich, of Lidgerwood, were united in 
Holy Matrimony at the Methodist Episcopal Church parsonage in Breckenridge on Wednesday 

afternoon. Rev. F. W. Hill officiated. MILNOR TELLER 

********** December 17, 1931 

FORl'ER HANKINSON GIRL ANNOUNCES WEDDING 
Word has been received in this city from Dr. and Mrs. C. H. McDonell, of Winona, MN., 
announcing the marriage of their daughter, Eva, to Mr. Warren C. Clarek. The wedding occ- 
urred last January but was kept a secret until this month. 

A reception in their honor will be held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. McDonell on New 
Years Day, from 2 to 6 PM. The young couple will be at home after June 30th, at Beaver 
Dam, WI. 

The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and is an accomplished pian- 
ist. She is the only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. McDonell and was born in Hankinson and 

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lived here until her parents moved to Winona a few years ago. 

She has a host of friends here who extend best wishes for a happy and prosperous 
future . 



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December 31, 1931 



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WEDDING BELLS 
Word has been received in Hankinson announcing the marriage of Roy Bagg to Miss Nina 
Anderson, of Galchutt. The couple left for Winnipeg following the ceremony, where they 
will spend their honeymoon. ********** j^^^^^ -, ^ 1932 

ELIZABETH NUGENT MARRIED IN OKLAHOMA 
Mrs. Frank Brackin announces the marriage of her daughter, Elizabeth 1-Iarie Nugent, to 
Lynn L. Wolfer. The wedding took place in Oklahoma City on Dec. 28th, 1931, at St. James 
Rectory, Rev. Fr. McLeoun officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wolfer will reside in Oklahoma City, Mr. Wolfer being engaged in business 
there. ********** January 7, 1932 

FRANT - HOVERSON 
Miss Eva Franta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Franta of this city, was married at 
International Falls, MN. , on Dec. 24th, to Kenneth Hoverson. The ceremony was read by 
Father O'Dwyer. 

The bride was bom in this city and grew to womanhood here. She graduated from the 
high school in the class of 1925. The groom lived in this city during his early school days 
and graduated from the Fairmount high school and later from the Univ. of Minnesota. He is 
employed by the Minnesota Dairjonen's Association and will live at International Falls. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** January 7, 1932 

_ WEDDING BELLS 

Palms and cut flowers made a background for a simple but impressive candle light service 
in the Grace Methodist Church of Fergus Falls, MN. , on Sunday at 4:30 PM. , when Mss Lorene 
Brackin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brackin, became the bride of Mr. Arnold E. Melzer, 

of Watertown, WI. Rev. Henry Johnson read the service. ...FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** January 7, 1932 

GEBHART - LAMBERT NUPTIALS TUESDAY 
On Tuesday morning, Jan. 5th, Miss Elva Margaret Gebhart, youngest daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Gebhart, became the bride of Donald Charles Lambert, of Breckenridge. The nuptial 
ceremony took place in the St. Anthony Church, Father Bierens celebrating mass and perform- 
ing the beautiful ring ceremony. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kubela, the 
latter a sister of the bride. 

********** January 14, 1932 

LOHRE - LAUBER 
A very pretty wedding occurred on Dec. 25th, 1931, at the Zion Lutheran Church in New 
Effington, when Charlotte Lauber and Orlando Lohre were married, the Rev. Klausler, of 
Hankinson, performing the ceremony. Witnesses were Miss Clara Lauber, sister of the bride 

and Ole Lohr, Jr., brother of the groom. NEW EFFINGTON RECORD 

********** January 14, 1932 



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ROLLING PIN IS JUDGE'S OFFER TO NEWLYWEDS 

County Judge of Probate, A. W. Ponath, proposed to end the depression which has been 
seen in January and part of February, the first two months of Leap Year, pass without a 
single application for a marriage license. He offers this inducement: "The Ladies may 
take their choice of a thimble, pack of needles and a spool of thread or they may have a 
rolling pin, if they deem it a better household item. Either gift awaits the young couple." 

Suitable remarks by the judge will accompany the gift presentation when the license is 
granted. ********** February 11. 1932 

SCHULZ - MARTIN WEDDING TODAY 

Alvin Schulz and Florence Agnes Martin were united in holy matrimony this afternoon at 
2 o'clock in the Lutheran Church at Great Bend, Rev. Rengstorf officiating. 

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Ida Hingst 
in honor of the couple. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank U. Martin, former Great Bend residents, 
but now living at Huron, SD. The groom has grown to manhood in the Great Bend vicinity 
where he is favorabley known as an industrious and capable young man. 

The young couple will make their home in the Great Bend community following a short 
wedding trip. Friends of the bride and groom extend hearty congratulations, along with 
the sincere wishes for a life of happiness. 

********** March 3, 1932 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED AT MINNEAPOLIS 
_Hilding Magnuson and Florence Hoffman sprang a surprise on their friends Friday, when 
the news came out that they were married. The ceremony took place at Minneapolis, Jan. 9th, 
and the attendants were Beatrice Salzer and Edwin Benson. The bride is a daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. H. C. Hoffman who came here from Hankinson, ND., last fall, and the groom is the 
only son of Mr. and Mrs. Aron Magnuson, and had lived here most of his life. They have the 
best wishes of friends for a long and happy married life. 

The charavari gang called on Mr. and Mrs. Hilding Magnuson at the Hoffman home Friday 
evening, March 4th. 

A real old fashioned charavari party was given by a large crowd of friends and acquaint- 
ances. Circular saws and the pails, cowbells and similar instruments were very much in 
evidence. The crowd was greeted and received very cordially and treated to plenty of refresl 
ments. It seems these young people went off and got married but kept it a secret until now. 

Hearty congratulations KERRICK, MN., NEWS 

********** March 17, 1932 

EVELYN THORSON AND GEO. MUMM UNITED IN MARRIAGE 
A church wedding took place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock when Miss Evelyn Thorson, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thorson, of Lidgerwood, became the bride of George Mumm, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mumm, of Lidgerwood, Moran Township. The ceremony took place at 

Bergen Church, Rev. Bratlie, of Veblen, officiating. Veblen Advance 

********** April 28, 1932 

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WEDDING BELLS RING FOR MANY 

Miss Agnes Swanson and Valmar Griffith were quietly married in the parsonage of the 
Mission Church at Wheaton, MN. , Wednesday forenoon. Rev. Malmstead performed the ceremony. 
The attendants were: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Malmstead of Wheaton. 

After the ceremony they left immediately on a trip to Wadena, MN. , where they visited 
with relatives and motored on to other Minnesota points. On Sunday a reception was held 
in their honor at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. R. Egan, at Sisseton, SD. Friends 
and immediate relatives were present. 

The couple will remain here as they are in business at the Star Cafe. Miss Swanson 
came here a short time ago and has gained many friends. 

********** I^y 5^ 1932 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED 
Friends in Hankinson of Miss Hertha Kahn received word of her marriage last week to 
John Ball of Chicago. Mr. Ball is a commercial artist. Mrs. Ball lived the greater part 
of her life here and attended the local high school. Her friends here extend congratul- 
ations. ********** May 5, 1932 

GRACE RAMSEY MARRIED 
Announcements have been received in this city this week of the marriage of Miss Grace 
Ramsey to Mr. Waldene F. Luke, on Mary 1st, 1932. The Rev. H. C. Hoover of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Berwyn performed the ceremony. 

The bride is well known in this city having been bom here. Bereaved of her parents 
in_early childhood she was reared to womanhood by her mother's sister, Mrs. John E. Ostline 
of Berwyn, IL. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schuett of this city are her maternal grandparents. 

The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He is an auditor for the 
Western Elec. Co., at Hawthorne, IL. 

The young couple will make their home at 1919 - A, Grove Avenue, Berwyn, IL. We extend 
our best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Waldene F. Luke. 

********** May 5 1932 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Rev. R. D. Hall, of Wahpeton, announced the engagement of Miss Evangeline Bumson, of 
Wahpeton, to Rev. W. A. Smith at the supper at the convention held at Barrie, ND., on 
Tuesday. ********** May 5, 1932 

DURKEE - SONNENSTUHL 
A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. May 7th, at the 
home of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Durkee, when their daughter. Norma Harjorie, was united in marr- 
iage to Walter L. Sonnenstuhl, the Rev. A. E. Coombs officiating. ...FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** May 19, 1932 

TO BE JUNE BRIDE 
The LaMars Hall was the scene of a happy gathering of friends and relatives on Friday 
evening when Mrs. 0. M. Minar was hostess to a parcel shower tendered Miss Helge Bertel- 
son, a June bride. ********** May 26, 1932 

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WEDDING BELLS RING FOR MANY 
Invitations were received by friends in Hankinson to the marriage of Hiss Catherine 
Smith to Hilary Lamb, of Michigan, ND. Miss Smith is a daughter of Prof. Smith, formerly 
a Hankinson school superintendent. . 

Thursday morning, June 2nd, at 9 o'clock the marriage of Miss Helga Marie Bertelson to 
Walter Joseph Gebhart was solemnized at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount, 
celebrated by Father Bierens. 

The couple are two most popular young people. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Tom Bertelson, she having been raised here from a child. She is a graduate of the Fairmount 
High School and for the past several years was a successful school teacher. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gebhart, north of Fairmovint, and is an indust- 
rious farmer. ********** June 9, 1932 

MARRIAGE LICENSES 
The following young couples have been granted licenses to marry: 

Theo. Koppelman, Great Bend, and Regina C. Daman, Summit Township. 
Albert Ivan Jensen, Wyndmere, and Eugenia Rebecca Moffett, Barney. 
Franklin McCullough, Wahpeton, and Marjorie Durst, Breckenridge. 
Walter Gebhart, Fairmount and Helga Bertelson, Fairmount. 

********** June 9, 1932 

Mrs. W. S. Lauder of Wahpeton announces the marriage of her daughter. Miss Rose, on 
Saturday, June 4th, to Diarmuld Russell, son of Ireland's poet lecturer, George William 
Russell, the famous "AE," the ceremony taking place at Chicago. 

********** June 9, 1932 

WEDDING 

A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Anthony Catholic Church at 
Mooreton on Tuesday morning, June 7th, when Miss Lucille Breuer became the bride of Mr. 
Orville S. Truesdell of Pine City, MN., Rev. Father E. J. Eckhart officiated at the cere- 
mony. ********** June 16, 1932 

YOUNG COUPLE HAPPILY WED 

A beautiful wedding took place on Friday at 10:30 AM., at Bethania Lutheran Church. 
Mr. Finer Vohnson of Wahpeton and Miss Rose Becker of Hurdsfield, were united in Holy 
Wedlock by Rev. James Fak. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Vohnson residing near Fairmount, ND., and the 
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Becker of Hurdsfield, ND. They will make their home 
at Wahpeton, ND., where the groom has a fine position in the Richland County Court House. 
....ROSHOLT NEWS.... ********** June 16, 1932 

BURCHAM - CHRISTOPHERSON 

Miss Evelyn Burcham and Orin Christopherson, of Pelican Rapids, MN., were married on 
Sunday, June 19th, at 8:30 PM. , at the Methodist Church at Breckenridge, MN. Rev. Hill 
conducted the service. The attendants were the groom's parents of Pelican Rapids. 

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Following the ceremony the young couple left at once for a trip to the groom's home 
and Detroit Lakes, where they will visit relatives for a week. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Burcham of this city. The groom is emp- 
loyed with the Otter Tail Power Co. Their many friends in this community extend hearty 
congratulations. ********** June 23, 1932 

MATHESON - SWANSON 
A quiet wedding took place at 6 o'clock on Friday morning, June 10th, at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. F. A. Matheson, when their daughter, Elsie, became the wife of Leslie Swanson, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Swanson. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Swanson, brother 
and sister of the groom and bride. The nuptial ceremony was performed by Rev. A. E. Coomk, 
pastor of the Fairmount M. E. Church. A wedding breakfast was served immediately after the 
ceremony. They will make their home on the Olaf Swanson farm. ...FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** June 23, 1932 

WINEFELT - SCHULTZ WEDDING CELEBRATED 
Paul Winefeldt and Miss Hattie Schultz were married this afternoon at one o'clock at the 
home of the bride's father in this city. Rev. Meier performed the ceremony. Attendants 
were Miss Esther Schultz and the groom's brother, Wm. Winefeldt. 

A reception will be held this evening at 7 o'clock, to which relatives and close friends 
have been invited. 

Following a few days stay in Hankinson the newlyweds will depart for Fargo, where they 
will make their future home. 

-The bride is a daughter of Mr. August Schultz and until last fall resided in the Lidger- 
wood community. The groom is employed in railway work in Fargo. 

Friends of the contracting parties extend congratulations and best wishes for their fut- 
ure happiness. ********** July 7, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD MAN WEDS 
At a service which was read last Thursday at 8 AM., Miss Nell Tobin of Ellendale, ND., 
became the bride of Adolph Prasek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Prasek, of this city. The 
bride's brother performed the ceremony. He was recently ordained at Chicago, and took 
charge of his first service at Sioux Falls, SD., a couple of weeks ago. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** july 7^ 1932 

RECEIVE WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Announcements have been received in the city announcing the marriage of Miss Marion Tarr, 
■ daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Tarr, formerly of this city, but now residing in Oregon. We 
have been unable to get any definite details of the wedding but will endeavor to do so as 

soon as possible. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** July 7^ 1932 

TIEGS - SMITH 
Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Elfrieda Tiegs, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Theo. Tiegs of this city, and Leonard Smith, of Lidgerwood, ND. The ceremony took 
place at Fargo, Monday, June 27th. The young couple are now on their honeymoon trip. 

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Their many friends in this community extend congratulations. 

********** July U, 1932 

GRANTS MARRIAGE LICENSES 
Marriage licenses were granted this past week, in Judge A. W. Ponath's court, to Clar- 
ence M. Pace, Walseth, ND., and Lolita Strege, of Lidgerwood and to David W. Nelson, of 
Wahpeton and Maxine B. Soudey, of Fairmount. 

********** July 21, 1932 
PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING MONDAY 
Tony Pirmantgen, of New Effington and Katherine Class of this city, were united in mar- 
riage on July 4th at 8 o'clock at St. Peters Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Pohlen officiat- 
ing. ...ROSHOLT NEWS ********** j^,]^y 21, 1932 

WEDDING BELLS 

As we go to press we learn that a marriage license has been issued to a prominent Hank- 
inson girl, Mildred Pietz, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pietz of this city, and 
Mr. Frank Farrington, of Fergus Falls. Details of the wedding are lacking at present, but 
will be available for publication next week. 

The groom as well as the bride are well and favorably known in Hankinson and their many 

friends extend congratulations. 

********** August 11, 1932 

SHOWER FOR NEWLY WEDS AT LAKE ELSIE 

Miss Margaret Doyle is giving a miscellaneous shower for Mrs. F. A. Farrington (nee 
Miidred Pietz) at Lake Elsie this afternoon. Twenty-three girl friends will attend. Miss 
Pietz was united in marriage to Mr. F. A. Farrington on Monday morning, August 8th, at St. 
Philip's Church, Rev. Studnicka conducting the service. The newlyweds left immediately 
for southern Minnesota where they spent a short honeymoon. They will make their home in 
Fergus Falls, where the groom is a linotype operator on the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. 

To both Mr. and Mrs. Farrington, friends in this city wish for them a full share of 

happiness in their new home. j.j.jljlj.j.j.jujlj. . ^io in-n 

'^^ ********** August 18, 1932 

SORLEIN, FORMER HANKINSON MAN, TO MAPJIY 

Miss Laurine O'Dell, Grand Forks, ND., a classmate at the Univ. of N. Dak., has been 
chosen by Miss Norma Devol, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Devol, 1338 Third Ave. S. to 
be maid of honor at her wedding to L. C. Sorlein, Fargo, which is to take place at 8 PM., 
Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. A. W. Ratz, pastor, officiating. 

Mr. Sorlien and his bride are to visit at several points in northern Minnesota leaving 
Wednesday evening. They are to return to Fargo, and will be at home in the new Gibson 
apartments, 126 Ninth St., S. after Sept. 1st. 

Mr. Sorlein is a supervisor of instrumental music in the Fargo public schools, and Miss 
Devol has been an instructor in the Agassiz Junior High School. Miss Devol is a graduate 
of the Fargo High School and the Univ. of N. Dak. Her sororities are Sigma Alpha Iota and 
Phi Omegi. Mr. Sorlien is an alumnus of Luther College, Decorah, lA. ...FARGO FORUM... 

********** August 25, 1932 

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WEDDING CHIMES RING FOR FOUR 

James Greenwood, of Hankinson, and Miss Viola Kruse, of Fergus Falls, were united in 
marriage Saturday evening at the Methodist parsonage at Fergus Falls. Rev. Johnson per- 
formed the ceremony. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kruse of Remerick, lA. , but has been making her 
home in Fergus Falls. The groom is the proprietor of the Hankinson Baking Co., which inst- 
itution he purchased only a few weeks ago. 

The young couple left for a short trip to Minnesota following the wedding and returned 
to this city Sunday evening, where they will make their home. 

Friends of the newlyweds gathered together Monday night and extended a royal welcome 

with a charivari. 

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Word has been received from Minneapolis that VJaldemar E. Hinck, son of Mrs. and the late 

Rev. T. Hinck, of Great Bend, ND., was married there on August 26th, to Miss Alice Lozier 

of Rochester, NY. j.j.j.j.j.j.^^^j. „ , , ,„^« 

» ********** September 1, 1932 

MAiriADOR GIRL BECOMES BRIDE 
Marion Pitzen and John Pausch Say V/edding Vows. 

At St. Peter and St. Paul Church at Mantador, Sept. 5th, at 9 AM., occurred the marriage 
of Miss Marion Pitzen to John Pausch. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pit- 
zen, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Pausch of this community. 

The bridal couple marched down the aisle of the church to the strains of Mendelsohn's 
weffding march. Their attendants were Adele Pitzen, sister of the bride and Lawrence Lugert, 
nephew of the groom. 

The bride wore a yellow georgette dress with Spanish lace and carried a bouquet of Ophe- 
lia roses with Lillies of the Valley in her hair. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms. 
The bridesmaid wore a peach colored georgette dress, with harmonizing colors. The groom 
and attendent were attired in the conventional blue. 

After the ceremony, the wedding party retired to the bride's home, where dinner was 
served. The out. of town guests were: Henry Hilt and daughters, Lillian and Olive, of Web- 
ster, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Barney Hyens and Alphonse Tobrig. 

A reception and dance were held on Monday evening at Mantador for the newlyweds. Mr. 
and Mrs. Pausch will make their home on a farm. 

********** September 8, 1932 

Harold T. Auty, of Cogswell and Avo T. Heins, of Britton, were issued marriage licenses 
at Sisseton last week. The Auty 's. were formerly Hankinson residents. 

********** September 8, 1932 

MOHLER - SPEISER WEDDING TUESDAY 
The wedding bells were ringing for Miss Mary Mohler and Henry Speiser Tuesday at the 
St. Anthony Rectory where the ceremony was performed by Father Bierens. . .FAIRMOUNT NEWS... 

********** September 15, 1932 

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LAMAR. .. ..Miss Myrtle Osborne and Archie Schuett were united in marriage at Wahpeton 
on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Their attendants were Miss Bessie Schuett and Leonard Osborne. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Osborn and grew to womanhood in this 
vicinity. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuett, and is engaged in 
farming. Both are popular among the younger set of this community, all of whom join in 
wishing them happiness in their wedded life. 

********** September 22, 1932 

VJEDDING BELLS L^ITED COUPLES 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Peter and Pauls' Church on Tuesday, Sept. 
27th, at 9 o'clock, when Miss Catherine Poss, daughter of Mrs. Susan Poss, became the bride 
of Mr. Gregory Wallrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallrich of Iowa, Rev. Father Eck performing 
the ceremony. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white satin, with a trailing veil. She 
carried a bouquet of dalias and dragons. She was attended by Mildred Fettes, who wore an 
orchid chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of mixed flowers. The groom was attended by his 
brother. 

After the wedding ceremony, a sumptions wedding dinner was served to the relatives 
of the contracting parties. In the evening a free dance was given at the Mantador hall, 
which was largely attended. 

This community extends sincere wishes for a happy and prosperous wedded life to this 

worthy young couple. 

********** September 29, 1932 

ROAB - WEISER 

Ambrose Roab and Bridget Wieser of Rosholt, SD., were united in marriage at the St. 

Nicholas Church at Rosholt on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Lang performed the 

ceremony. In the evening a wedding dance was given at Rosholt, many attending from Hank- 

inson, as both are well known in this city. 

********** September 29, 1932 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Elfirieda Berndt and Alfred Jaeger Married at Britton, SD . 
A wedding which came as a surprise to their friends, occurred on Monday afternoon 
at Britton, SD., when Miss Elfrieda Berndt was united in marriage to Alfred Jaeger. Miss 
Mildred Berndt, sister of the bride, was the attendant. 

Mr. Jaeger is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jaeger, of this city and the bride is a dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Berndt, of Claire City, and for the past five years has been 
operator at the T. W. Robey Beauty Shop. 

Both bride and groom are well and favorably known in this community, and they have a 
host of friends to extend congratulations along with best wishes for a happy wedded life. 
The newlyweds have taken up their abode in the Cunningham flats. 

********** October 6, 1932 

CUPID'S SHAFTS TRAVEL TRUE 
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Two Couples Take Vows of Holy Matrimony in This City 



Miss Agnes Roeder, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Roeder, was united in marriage 
to Oscar Krueger, Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The ceremony took place at the home 
of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pankow, Rev. J. H. Meier performed 
the ceremony. 

The attendants were Dora Pankow and Oscar Prochnow. 

BORK - PANKOW 

A wedding, which united a well known couple, occurred at the Evangelical Church on 
Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, when Miss Gerda Bork became the bride of Gerald Pankow, 
Hazel Bork, a sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Norman Pankow, a brother of the 
groom, was best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. H. Meier. 

Miss Bork is a daughter of Wm. Bork. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pankow. 
The young couple will make their home on a farm near his father's home. They left immed- 
iately for their farm home, near New Effington. 

These young people are well and favorably known in Hankinson and community, and have 
the best wishes of their many friends for a happy and prosperous journey through life to- 
tether. ********** October 20, 1932 

MANY COUPLES TAKE HOLY VOWS 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Evangel- 
ical Church, when Miss Sadie Heesch became the bride of Mr. Albert Buckhouse, the Rev. 
Meier conducting the services. Attendants were Dorothy Voeltz, a niece of the bride, and 
Ed Buckhouse, a brother of the groom. The couple were led to the altar by Betty and Jean 
Voeltz, who acted as flower girls. 

A solo was rendered by Miss Lila Buckhouse, accompanied at the organ by Miss Maria 
Meier. Rev. J. H. Meier and Miss Buckhouse sang a duet. 

The bride was gowned in a white satin dress with veil to match, and carried a bouquet 
of yellow roses. Miss Voeltz wore a peach colored crepe de chene dress and bouquet to 
match, while the groom and his brother wore the conventional blue. 

Miss Heesch is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heesch. The groom is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl Buckhouse. 

A wedding dinner was served at 4 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, after 
which all left for the groom's home, where they spent the evening celebrating the occasion. 

Mr. and Mrs. Buckhouse will leave for Rosholt, and other SD., points for a week's 
visit with relatives and upon their return will be at home on the Carl Buckhouse farm. 

The young couple are well and favorably known in Hankinson and community. 

********** October 27, 1932 

LANDRO - KOCOUREK 

On Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, at the home of Rev. Bratlie, at Veblen, SD . , 
Miss Olga Landro, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Landro, and Edward S. Kocourek, 

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youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kocourek, Lidgerwood, were united in marriage. They 
were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kocourek, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. 

After the ceremony, the bride and groom departed by car for Minneapolis. For travel- 
ing the bride wore a blue knit sport suit with matching accessories. 

The bride and groom are well known in Hankinson. They will be at home in their apart- 
ment at the Anton Kocourek home. 

********** October 27, 1932 

MARRIAGE LICENSES 
Vivian Johnson and Richard Hoefs, of Fairmount, were married on October 20th, by 
Judge Ponath. 

Leonard F. Reinke and Florence Front, daughter of Bill Front, were granted a license 
on October 20th. 

Ernest Adamec and Tillie Mikesh were married at Lidgerwood on October 22nd. 
Dean Cox and Madelan Parkill, of Fairmount, have secured a marriage license. 

********** October 27, 1932 

PARCEL SHOWER 
A parcel shower was held on Monday evening in honor of Miss Mary Moeller, a bride 
to be of the near future, at the home of her brother. Art Moeller, of Wheaton. Miss 
Moeller was the recepient of many beautiful gifts. Those present from here were: Mr. 
and Mrs. Herman Moeller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moeller, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moeller, 
Ruth and Albert Crooks and Miss Elsie Finke. 

__ ********** October 27, 1932 

LYDIA HOLTHUSEN MARRIES FAIRMOUNT MAN 

Miss Lydia Holthusen daughter of Mrs. Henry Holthusen and Henry Schmidt of Fairmount 
were married at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. R. 
Becker officiating. The bridal couple entered to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding 
march played by Miss Minnie Gelle, cousin of the bride. 

The groom is the son of Henry Schmidt and is well known at Fairmount. He is a member 
of the Fairmount band. ^^^^^^^^^^^ October 27, 1932 

PROMINENT COUPLE ARE MARRIED 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Philip's Church on Monday morning at 9 o' 
clock High Mass, when Miss Florence Vera Front, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Front, became 
the bride of Leondard Reinke. Miss Helen Reinke, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid, 
and Nathen Elson was best man. 

The bride wore a maroon silk travel crepe dress and hat to match and carried a bouquet 
of yellow chrysanthemums and pom-poms. The bridesmaid, Helen Reinke, was dressed in black 
and white chiffon velvet and carried a bouquet of pink and yellow snap dragons. 

The groom was dressed in the conventional blue, as was the best man, Mathen Elson. 
The bride is an accomplished young lady, having graduated from Hankinson High School two 
years ago. The groom is a prosperous young farmer. They will make their home with the 
bride's parents, on a farm southeast of town. 

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The happy couple left after the wedding dinner for a two weeks' honeymoon trip to 

points in Minnesota. The many friends of this young couple wish, for them, a happy and 

prosperous wedded life. 

********** November 3, 1932 

SHOWER HELD FOR POPULAR LAMARS COUPLE 

LaMars Hall was the scene of a large gathering on Sunday evening when Mr. Earl Leav- 

itt, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Leavitt, and Miss Julia Schroeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

Emil Schroeder, were honored with a miscellaneous shower. During the evening young and old 

enjoyed numerous games. The bride and groom to be, received many useful and beautiful gifts. 
At the close of the evening a lovely lunch was served by the ladies. The young couple will 
be married on Wednesday at Fairmount. 



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November 10, 1932 



NORBY - HAMMER 
Miss Julia Norby and Harvey Hammer of near Hillhead were united in marriage on Thurs- 
day evening, Oct. 27th, at the home of the bride by Rev. S. Anderson of Lake City. Following 
the ceremony, dinner was served to the close relatives and friends. Miss Elizabeth Norby and 
Ned Mikkelson attended the yoimg couple, who for the present will make their home at the Jul- 
ius Hammer home. ...VEBLEN ADVANCE... 

********** November 10, 1932 

WEDDING BELLS 

Miss Florence Worner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Werner, of Great Bend, ND., and 

Harvey Thiele, of Wahpeton, were quietly married on Saturday afternoon at the bride's home. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and 

Mrs. 0. F. Werner, to the members of the bridal party and immediate family. Mr. and Mrs. 

Thiele then left for the Twin Cities, where they are spending this week. Upon their return 

they will make their home at Wahpeton. 

********** November 17, 1932 

SOLSRUD GIRL WEDDED TO VEBLEN MAN 

The clipping below tells of the marriage of a former Hankinson girl. Mr. Solsrud 
was, at one time, a merchant of this city. 

"Miss Grace E. Solsrud and James L. Steen slipped one over on their friends in this 
community when they were quietly married at the Methodist parsonage at Britton by Rev. K. P. 
Kilboum, on September 30th." 

"Mrs. James L. Steen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Solsrud of this city and has 
make Veblen her home with her parents for the past year, coming with them from Oakes, ND." 

VEBLEN ADVANCE... ********** November 24, 1932 

AUGUST l^DDING IS ANNOUNCED 

An announcement, which comes as a surprise to friends in Hankinson, is that telling 
of the marriage of Lynn Aldrich to Miss Bernice Maleaux, which occurred last August 23rd, 
at Spearfish, SD., Rev. C. H. Glenn, of that city, performing the services. 



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The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maleaux, of Sturgis, SD., and is well known 
in Hankinson, where she has visited with her sister, Mrs. H. E. Hanson, at different times 
during the past couple of years. 

Lynn is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Aldrich, and following his graduation from the 
local high school entered the printing business, and has proven to be an efficient craftsman 

Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich are making their home at Emery, WI., where Mr. Aldrich is employe 
as a linotype operator. Friends of the young couple in this community extend the usual feli 
citations, along with best wishes for the future. 

********** December 1, 1932 

FAIRMOUNT GIRL WEDS FARGO MAN 

Miss Veronica J. Felton, the popular young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom, of 
Fairmount, became the bride of Kenneth T. Berresford, of Fargo on Tuesday at a service 
quietly performed at 8:30 AM., in St. Anthony Church, of Fairmount, the Rev. Fr. Bierens 
officiating. 

The couple was attended by Miss Margery E. Berresford, the groom's sister, and Gil- 
bert J. Wolfe, of Wahpeton. 

The bride wore a gown of emerald green with black accessories, and wore a corsage of 
baby breath and pink budded roses. The bridesmaid wore a gown of hyacinth blue, brown acc- 
essories and yellow budded roses. 

Covers were laid for twelve at a wedding breakfast served at 9 o'clock at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Deans, the bride's sister and brother-in-law. The table was decorated 
with crystal glass, gold and yellow crysanthemums. Green moss ferns formed a border around 
the table. 

The young couple will make their home after December 1st, at Fargo, where Mr. Berres- 
ford is employed in commercial advertising. ....FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** December 1, 1932 

WEDDING BELLS FOR LOCAL COUPLE 

Miss Lila Eichhorn and Orin Ebel were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony 
Saturday, Dec. 10th, at 3 PM., at the Congregational Church in Wahpeton with Rev. Hall 
reading the vows and giving the blessing. 

Miss Eichhorn was tastefully attired in a dark brown silk flat crepe dress with hat 
to match. The groom wore a suit of conventional blue. After the ceremony the newlyweds 
drove to the groom's home in Hankinson, where a 5 o'clock wedding dinner was served to the 
immediate relatives. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Eichhorn, who has spent her childhood 
in Iowa and grew to womanhood in Hankinson, where she graduated with the Class of 1931. 
She is teaching her second term of school in Waldo Township, Mr. Ebel is a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Chas. Ebel, of this vicinity and is engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ebel will make their home with his parents until future preparations 
have been made. The host of friends that this young couple have congratulate them and 
extend best wishes. ********** December 15, 1932 

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WEDDING OF COUPLE ANNOUNCED 
Edward Scheller and Alma Popp, of Great Bend, were united in marriage on Nov. 24th, 
at Fargo, ND., according to word received by friends here. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Popp, of Great Bend and the groom is 
a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scheller of this city. The young couple have a host of friends 
in this city and Great Bend, who extend heartiest congratulations and best wishes for their 
future. 

Mr. and Mrs. Scheller are making their home with the bride's parents for the present. 

********** December 22, 1932 

GREAT BEND COUPLE QUIETLY MARRIED 
Richard Bohn and Clara Mohs, of Great Bend, were united in marriage on Thursday even- 
ing at the home of the bride's parents, the Rev. Rengstorf performing the ceremony. The 
wedding was attended only by immediate relatives of the couple. 

********** . December 29, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .News has been received here of the marriage of Miss Evelyn Gebro, of 
Fergus Falls, MN., to Mr. Rood of St. Paul, MN., on Sept. 2nd. Mrs. Rood was a former 
resident of this city. She and her husband will make their home in Fergus Falls for the 
present. ********** December 29, 1932 



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NEWLY WEDS VISITING IN HOME COMMUNITY 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Loessin of the southwest part of the state, were visiting friends 
and relatives here the past week. The Loessins are newlyweds, and are enjoying their honey- 
moon with home folks. Arthur is a graduate of the Hanklnson High School, and he, as well 
as his bride, are teaching in the west part of the state. 

Mr. and Mrs. Loessin returned to their home on Saturday. 

********** January 5, 1933 

Lee Swanson, of Lake City, SD., and Ethel Bullis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Bullis, of Lidgerwood, were married on Dec. 17th, according to an announcement at Christ- 
mas time. ********** January 5, 1933 

Clara Dalseg, of Battle Lake, MN., and Wm. Quenette, of Fargo, were united in mar- 
riage on Monday at Fergus Falls. The bride is a sister of Olaf Dalseg of this city. 

********** January 12, 1933 

Oscar Marum and Miss Ann Wadsworth, of Lake Mills, MN . , were united in marriage in 
Onatonna, MN., last week. The groom is well known here, having played with the Hankinson 
base ball club a number of years ago. 

********** January 19, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD YOUNG FOLKS WERE MARRIED HERE 
Alvin Strege and Elma Anderson, both popular young people of Lidgerwood, were marr- 
ie'd by Rev. J. H. Meier, of Hankinson on Tuesday, Jan. 17th, in Hankinson. 
Witnesses were Theodore Ebel and Maria Meier of Hankinson. 

********** January 26, 1933 

MARRIED 
Judge A. W. Ponath reports two license to marry having been issued to Henry Lugert 
of Mantador and Elsie Swanson of Wyndmere. The marriage took place on Jan. 16th. The 
ceremony was performed by Rev. John Lugert, of Selz. Witnessing the marriage were Lucille 
Nachtsheim and Raymond Gersen. 

********** January 26, 1933 

GREAT BEND COUPLE MARRIED SATURDAY 
Miss Ellen Stoltenow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stoltenow, and Milton Sedler, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sedler, were quietly married on Saturday evening at the parsonage 

The bridal attendants were the sister of the bride. Miss Bessie Stoltenow, and a bro- 
ther of the groom, Ralph Sedler. 

Following the wedding ceremony, the young couple motored to the bride's parents home 
to spend the evening. *^*^*^**^* January 26, 1933 

MANTADOR. .. .Henry Lugert, who was recently married at Cels, ND., returned with his 
bride on Friday. They will make their home on a farm near Mantador. 

********** January 26, 1933 

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WEDDING AT MANTADOR 
Miss Elsie Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Swanson of Wyndmere, and Henry 
Lugert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lugert , of Mantador, were united in marriage on Jan- 
uary 16th. ********** February 2, 1933 

Edmund Jorbek; of White Rock, and Josephine Shakla, of Wahpeton, were married in Sis- 
seton last week. ********** February 9, 1933 

RUTH ZIETZ ENGAGEMENT IS ANNOUNCED 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Zietz of 109 Michigan Ave., Clearwater, FL., formerly of Hankin- 
son, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Henrietta, to Bertram George 
Powers. 

Miss Zietz was bom in Hankinson. She attended the local high school and was grad- 
uated in 1929. Later she was enrolled in the nurses training school of the Abbot and Jani- 
ney's Childrens' Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. 

Mr. Powers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Powers, 666 Douglas Ave., Dunnedin, FL. 
He has lived in Florida since early childhood. He attended Central High School at Clear- 
water, and is now associated in business with his father. His family came from England, 
where he was born. 

The wedding date has not yet been announced. 

********** February 16, 1933 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR FOUR 
-^ Hankinson Man Weds in Michigan - Joe Hanson Nuptials 

Joseph Hanson and Miss Mavis Wollitz, of Lidgerwood, motored to Sisseton, SD., on 
Monday, where they were united in marriage. Witnesses were Stanley McQueen and Miss Ele- 
anor Bisek, of New Effington. Joe resides south of town and is engaged in farming. Their 
many friends extend congratulations. 

********** March 2, 1933 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN WEDS MICHIGAN GIRL 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erb have received word, announcing the marriage of their son, 
Harold "Inky" Erb, to Miss Blossom Baker, of Adrian, MI., at Angolia, IN, on Feb. lAth. 
"Inky" was bom and raised in Hankinson, and graduated from the Hankinson High School. 
He is employed by the Van Camp Milk Co., of Adrian, MI., of which concern the bride's 
father is the manager. They will make their home in Adrian. 

********** March 2, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. John Jarski are visiting at the Frank Jarski home in this city for a 
while. The couple were just recently married at Lidgerwood. The bride is a daughter of 
Mr. John Lueck of Lidgerwood. 



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March 2, 1933 



MARRIED Sophia Frandsen, of New Effington, to William Erickson, of Bottineau, NX). 

********** March 2, 1933 



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ANNOUNCE DAUGHTERS WEDDING 
Maxine Wipperman United in Marriage in Wheeling, W. VA., March Ath 
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Wipperman announce the marriage of their daughter, Maxine, to 
Mr. Leonard Fortunate, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fortunato, of Pittsburgh, PA., on Sat- 
urday, the 4th of March, at Wheeling, WV. 

The ceremony was performed at the Episcopal Church, Rev. Auran officiating. The 
attendents were Mrs. Roland Queneau, of New York City, a sister of the bride and Prof. 
Vincent Desarro, of Pittsburgh. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fortunato will make Pittsburgh their future home. 

********** March 9, 1933 

SOL KRONICK SOON TO JOIN BENEDICKS 
Word of the comming wedding of Sol Kronick, former Hankinson resident, comes from 
the columns of the Minneapolis Journal, which reads, "Miss Gertrude Brown, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Brown, of Minneapolis, and Sol Kronick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam 
Kronick, have chosen Sunday, April 2nd, for their wedding date." Sol is well known in 
Hankinson, where he was associated in business with his brother, Barney Kronick. 

********** March 9, 1933 

HETLAND - BOHN WEDDING CELEBRATED MARCH 15th 
Miss Hilda Hetland and Alfred Bohn were united in marriage on Wednesday, March 15th, 
the ceremony being performed by Rev. W. H. Cordts, of Belford. 

The attendants were Amy Grace Thompson and Eddie Bohn, brother of the groom. The 
bride wore a dress of honeydew crepe with accessories to match, and carried a bouquet of 
"Bride's Roses." 

The bride is a daughter of J. P. Hetland, of Dorbum, Sask., Canada, formerly of 
Elma Township. The groom is a son of Wm. Bohn of Elma. He has been engaged in farming 
with his father for many years . 

The contracting parties are well and favorably known to a host of friends and neigh- 
bors, where they have spent their lives since childhood. The newlyveds left for a wedding 
trip to northern Minnesoata. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bohn will make their home on the S. Burcham farm, and a host of friends 
join in wishing them a long and happy married life. 

********** March 16, 1933 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDING 
A wedding of which interest to local people took place Wednesday, on March 22nd, 
at Wahpeton, when Miss Jessie Astrup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Astrup, of Fairmount 
Township, was united in marriage to Mr. Albert Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Meyer of 
Lidgerwood. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marquardt of Fairmount. 

********** March 30, 1933 

ASTRUP - MEYERS WEDDED AT WAHPETON 
On Wednesday afternoon. Miss Jessie Astrup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Astrup, 

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and Albert Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Meyers, were united in marriage at Wahpeton. 
Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marquette, a sister of the groom and her husband. The 
couple will make their home on a farm near Fairmount. 

********** April 6, 1933 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
The marriage on Thursday, March 30th, of Miss Agnes Knudsen and Mr. Hogen Moen, took 
place in the parsonage at Rosholt with Rev. Falk officiating. The attendants were Harold 
Knudsen, brother of the bride and Miss Rosy Moen, sister of the groom. 

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Knudsen, for many years 
prominent and popular residents of Northern Roberts County. The groom is the eldest son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Moen, also well and favorably known residents of this community. 
We understand that they have moved onto the Harold Vinge farm southwest of town 

which Hogen has rented for the coming year. ....Rosholt News 

********** April 13, 1933 

MARRIAGE LICENSES 
Judge Ponath reports two licenses to wed issued the past week: Raleigh Odenbrett, 
of Geneseo, and Viola Puehl, of Grant Township and Clarence Schuett and Linnea Peterson 
of Rosholt. ********** April 13, 1933 

WEDDING BELLS RING IN COMMUNITY 
A wedding of interest to our people took place Monday morning at 8 o'clock in St. 
Peter and Pauls Church in Mantador when Miss Theresa Goerger became the bride of Mr. Gil- 
bert Vinge, Rev. Eck officiating. The attendants were a sister of the bride and brother 
of the groom. 

Miss Goerger is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Goerger, and the groom is a son 
of Mr. L. Vinge, both families residing near Mantador. A wedding dinner and supper was 
served the immediate relatives and in the evening a wedding dance was given in their honor 
at Mantador. 

The young couple will make their home with the groom's father. The many friends 
of the contracting parties extend the usual felicitations. 

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HAUS - RYLAND 
Elizabeth Haus and Bernard Ryland, of Mantador, were united in holy wedlock at St. 
Peter & Pauls Church at Mantador on Tuesday morning. Rev. Eck performed the ceremony. 
The young couple are residents of the Mantador community where they will continue 

to make their home. 

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MARTINEK - STOWE 

Emil Martinek, of this city, and Jeanette Stowe, of New Effington, were united in 

marriage at the Lutheran parsonage here Friday afternoon. Rev. Nerisen officiating. The 

young couple, who were attended by Viola Mattison and Carl Jarl, will make their home in 

New Effington. 

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The above item, taken from the Wilmott Enterprise, is quite a surprise to many 
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Martinek. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martinek, pion- 
eer settlers of the community south of town. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Alick Stowe, and a very popular New Effington lady. 

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HUBBARD - WOIDTKE 
Mrs. Christine Hubbard, of Lidgerwood, and Fritz G. Woidtke, of Rosseau, MN., were 
united in marriage on Wednesday, April 12th, at the home of Arthur Miller at Wahpeton, 
Rev. J. H. Meier performing the ceremony. 

Witnesses were Albert and Arthur Wentslaff and the former's mother, Mrs. Neisinger, 
of Lidgerwood. The couple will make their home at Rosseau, MN. 

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SCHILTZ - BROWN 
Nicolas Schiltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schiltz, of Elma, greatly surprised his 
friends when he announced his marriage to Miss Elna Brown, the wedding occurring last 
November. Rev. Lang read the nuptial mass. The couple now reside on a farm near Rosholt. 

********** April 20, 1933 

SURPRISE WEDDING 
Allen Popp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Popp, of this city, and Miss Ruby Popp, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Popp, of Great Bend, have announced their wedding which occurred 
two months ago. The young couple will move onto the Wm. Popp farm, where Albert Bellin 
and-family now reside about May 1st. While parents of the bride and groom have the same 
name, they were not related to one another. 

********** April 20, 1933 

LEAVES FOR NEBRASKA TO ATTEND WEDDING 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Spellerberg and family left Saturday for West Point, NB . , to spend 
Easter and attend the wedding of the former's brother. 

********** April 20, 1933 

SONORA Mr. and Mrs. William Spellerberg and family returned home on Thursday 

after spending several days at West Point, NB . , where they visited with relatives and 
friends and also attended the wedding of the former's brother, Joseph Spellerberg. 

********** April 27, 1933 

LOCAL MERCHANT IS ISSUED MARRIAGE LICENSE 

Donald E. Brandt and Miss Alice M. Berg, of Minneapolis, were issued a marriage licen- 
se in Minneapolis on April 28th, according to the Minneapolis Tribune of that date. 

Mr. Brandt has not announced further details of the plans of he and his fiancee for 
the wedding. ********** May A, 1933 

Nick Wawers and Clara Gillard, of Brandenburg; Claton Ziegler and Clara Akerson, of 
Rosholt, were issued marriage licenses in Sisseton last week. 

********** May A, 1933 

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WEDDING BELLS RINGING AGAIN 

Donald Brandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brandt, of this city, and Miss Alice M. 
Burge, of Columbus, ND., were married Monday afternoon at 4:30 at the Lutheran parsonage 
at 3241 Pillsbury Ave., in Minneapolis. Attendants were Miss Sylvia Page, of Minneapolis 
and Dan Schram, of Hankinson. 

The couple left for a fews days stay in Rochester, MN., where Mrs. Brandt was a nurse. 
They expect to return to Hankinson the latter part of the week and will be at home in the 
apartment in the Cunningham Flat . 

Friends in this community are pleased to extend congratulations and wish for the newly- 
weds a happy wedded life. 

********** May 11^ 1933 

BRUMMOND - BERG 
Judge A. W. Ponath, of Wahpeton read the marriage vows Thursday, which united Mrs. 
Minnie Brummond and Herman Berg, both of Hankinson, in holy wedlock. Witnesses were the 
brother-in-law and sister of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mc Cabe of Wahpeton. 

The couple will make their home on the farm west of town. Friends of the contracting 
parties extend congratulations along with best wishes. 

********** May 11, 1933 

Relatives have received word from Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zietz, of Clearwater, FL., announ- 
cing that their daughter, Ruth, and Bertram Powers will be married on Friday May 12th. 

********** May 11, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gruba left Tuesday to attend the wedding of a niece at Grenville, SD. 

********** May 18, 1933 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR ESTHER WEINKAUF 
Wedding bells chimmed for a young southwest girl Saturday, when Miss Esther Weinkauf 
became the bride of Mr. C. Slopcole, of Browns Valley. 

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Weinkauf and grew to woman- 
hood in this vicinity. A year ago she moved, with her parents, to Browns Valley where she 
has since made her home. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Slopcole of Browns Valley. Friends from the south- 
west community extend congratulations and best wishes for a happy married life. 

********** May 25, 1933 

POWERS - ZEITZ 
The following article, was taken from the Clearwater, FL., News, tells of the wedding 
of Miss Ruth Zietz, former Hankinson girl: 

"With utmost simplicity marking every detail of arrangement, the marriage of Miss Ruth 
Henrietta Zietz and Bertram George Powers took place Friday evening at the Presbyterian Ch- 
urch at Dunedin in the presence of relatives and friends. The pastor. Rev. David Stuart 
Hotchkiss, officated. 

Pink and white were the colors chosen for the decorations at the church. Gladioli, 

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roses, oleander and Easter Lilies were used in baskets about the pulpit chancel against a 
background of tall palms. Smaller palms also were used near the front of the chancel. 

Mrs. C. W. Ceary gave a program of wedding music on the organ as the wedding guests 
assembled. Two selections were given by a tenor. 

At the first strains of the Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin," the wedding procession 
was begun. Miss Mildred Powers, sister of the bridegroom, entered first, and walked alone 
to the left of the altar. She was followed by the bride, who entered with her father, Wm. 
B. Zeitz, by whom she was given in marriage. They were met, at the altar, by Mr. Powers 
and his best man, Bodo Zietz. The Presbyterian marriage service was read. 

The bride's gown was of white net over a foundation of white taffeta. The gown was 
fashioned on girlish lines and fitted closely about her slender figure, widening to a cir- 
cular flare as it reached the floor. Ruffles laid in diamond shape formed the only trimming 
of the skirt, which was finished at the bottom with a frill of net. The sleeveless bodice 
was cut square at the neck in front and deeply rounded at the back. Three tiered ruffles 
outlined the neckline. White organdie flowers were fastened at the high waistline. She 
wore a brimmed hat of white dull straw. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of brides' roses 
with a spray or two of blue delphinium. 

Mrs. William B. Zietz, mother of the bride, wore a gown of white eyelet batiste, with 
her hat, shoes and other accessories in white. 

Mrs. George Powers, mother of the bridegroom, also was in white. 

An informal reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents at 209 
Michigan Ave., Clearwater, at which members of the two families and a few close friends 
were guests. 

The pink and white colors of the wedding were repeated in the house decorations. Many 
garden flowers were used in the living room and dining room, where a white frosted cake was 
cut and served to the guests. White and pink roses, petunias and other flowers in shades of 
pink and white were used in decoration. 

Mr. and Mrs. Powers will reside on Highland Avenue, Dunedin. They are well known 
among young people of this section. Mr. Powers has resided at Dunedin since he was a small 
boy. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Powers of that city. 

Mrs. Powers came to Clearwater last fall with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. 
Zietz, winter residents from Hankinson, ND. The family plans to return to Hankinson for 
the summer in June." * * ^ * * ^ ^ * , * ^^^ 25. 1933 

WEDDING AT FAIRMOUNT 
A wedding which is of interest to this community is that of Raymond Anderson and 
Miss Alta Olson, both of Fairmount. They were married Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran 
Church in Fairmount by Rev. Schumacher. They will make their home in Fairmount. Mr. Ander- 
son is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson of 

********** June 1, 1933 

JUNE WEDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 
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GRACE WOOLSEY MARRIED IN ST. PAUL - KUTTER - BISEK NUPTIALS 
W. G. Nelson and Miss Grace Woolsey were united in marriage at St. Paul last Thurs- 
day, Dr. Potors, of Hamlin University, conducting the service at the home of a friends of 
the bride, Mrs. H. Perkins, in St. Paul. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woolsey, of Hanklnson, and for the past 
seven years has been a teacher in the Onamia, MN., schools. Mr. Nelson is the manager of the 
Onamia Creamery Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson arrived in Hankinson yesterday for a two day stay, after which 
they will go to Onamia to make their future home. 

Friends of the contracting parties in this community extend congratulations along 
with sincere wishes for their happiness. 

********** June 8, 1933 

KUTTER - BISEK 
A wedding occurred at the Hammer Church Saturday, which united two popular young 
people of the southwest district, when Rev. J. Bruse joined in holy wedlock. Myrtle Kutter 
and Wencil Bisek. Albena Bisek, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and Ray Kutter and 
Charlie Bisek, Jr., were ushers. Little Marion Benson, cousin of the bride, was flower 
girl, and Mrs. B. F. Borman presided at the organ for the wedding music. 

The bride was charmingly gowned in a dress of white satin, trimmed with lace and 
rhinestones, with a white veil, trimmed with orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful bride's 
bouquet. The bridesmaid wore an old rose georgette dress. 

~ The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kutter, and is a highly respected young 
lady who has grown to womanhood in this community. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . 
Bisek, Sr., an industrious and capable young man. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, being 
attended by immediate relatives of the contracting parties, and during the evening several 
charivari parties were made up to call and congratulate the couple. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bisek left next day for a short honeymoon at Minnesota lake resorts, 
after which they will return to their home in this community. 

* ********* June 8, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Evelyn Peisha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peisha, was marr- 
ied to Mr. Elmer Hanson, of Nelson, MN., at the St. John's Parish house Monday morning. 
Miss Marcella Gerezek was the attendant. Rev. Father Turek officated. After the ceremony 
breakfast was served at the bride's parents home. The young couple will make their home 
here for the present. ********** June 8, 1933 

Mr. Helmer Tinseth, formerly of this city, was married Sunday morning, to Miss Swan- 
son, of Rutland. They will reside in Rutland, where Mr. Tinseth follows the barber trade. 

********** June 8, 1933 

Mrs. Fred Worner has received word that her niece. Miss Dorothy Kelsey, of Billings, 

MT., was married last week to Jack Redell, at Virginia, MN. They will reside in Minnesota. 

********** June 8, 1933 

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WEDDING BELLS MAKE JUNE MUSIC 
Miss Pearl Wollitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wollitz, and Mr. Raymond Kackman, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kackman, both south of Lidgerwood, were united in marriage at the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Thursday evening at 7:30 with Rev. Cloeter officiating. Attend- 
ants were Laveme Wollitz and Gladys Kackman and Walter Kackman and Urban Wollitz. 

Mr. R. Manfred Peterson, Instructor in the public school, Lidgerwood, and Miss Ethel 
Jane Northridge, were married at Valley City Sunday. They are taking a camping trip in the 
Minnesota lake region and will be at home at Lidgerwood late in August. 

********** June 15^ 1933 

GREAT BEND Thursday evening, June 8th, at 7:30 o'clock, occurred the marriage of 

Miss Mabel Adamson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Adamson, and Rev. Paul Mundinger, of 
Glencoe, MN. The ceremony was performed by the groom's brother, the Rev. Carl Mundinger, 
of Hopkins, MN., who was assisted by Rev. G. Mundinger, the groom's father, in the Trinity 
Lutheran Church of that city. 

The bridesmaids were Miss Lena Bohn, of Great Bend, Miss Verna Kinschi, of Columbia, 
SD., and Miss Elvera Ingebritson, of Minneapolis, MN. The best man was Herbert Wiess, the 
other ushers being Walter Adamson, brother of the bride, Edgar Mundinger, a student at St. 
Lewis, MO., and Gerhard Mundinger, a teacher in Arizona. 

Mrs. Carl Mundinger was the soloist, accompanied by Miss Effie Ponath, at the organ. 
She sang two numbers chosen by the bride. 

As Miss Ponath played the wedding march, the bride entered the church with her father. 
She was attired in a gown of white satin. Over this she wore a lace jacket with shoulder 
puffs. Her veil was of net, trimmed with lace and the cap was formed by the net and wreath 
of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of lillies of the valley, over which fell a show- 
er of white knotted ribbons. 

The matron of honor was the bride's sister, Mrs. Herb Weiss. She wore a gown of peach 
silk, ankle length, with organdy puffed sleeves. She carried a bouquet of peach talisman 
roses, tied together with peach tulle. The bridesmaids were Miss Lida Bohn, Great Bend, 
Verna Kindschi, Columbia, SD., and Miss Elvera Ingebritson, Minneapolis, MN. Miss Bohn 
was gowned in a dress of yellow organdy of ankle length with arm ruffles, and carried a 
bouquet of pale pink and white carnations, tied with light pink tulle. Miss Kinschi wore 
a green gown embroidered organdy with a small cape collar, ankle length, the skirt flaring 
from the knees. Her bouquet was of deep pink tulle. Miss Engelbritson 's gown was of blue 
organdy with a ruffle collar. 

After the wedding a reception was given at the bride's parents home for 75 invited 
guests. The guests were seated at tables decorated withgreen glassware and cut flowers. 
Rev. Carl Mundinger of Hopkins, MN., acted as toastmaster for the reception program. 

The bride and groom left on a two weeks' honeymoon trip. For her going away dress 
the bride wore a green and white print tailored dress with a swagger coat of the same mat- 
erial. With this she wore a white pique hat and white pumps. After the honeymoon the 

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couple will go to their home at Glencoe, XL. 

********** June 15, 1933 

BRIDES AND GROOMS TREK TO ALTAR 
June Wedding Unites Popular Mantador Young Couple 

A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Peter & Paul's Church, Mon- 
day morning, June 19th, when Miss Frances Thiel became the bride of William Hoffman, Jr. 
Rev. Father Eck, the pastor of the church, officiated. The wedding march was played by Mrs. 
Wm. Hoffman, mother of the groom. 

The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Wilma Thiel, Irving Hoffman, brother of the 
groom attended the groom. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of pink crepe, with 
white accessories to match. Her flowers were pink peonies, baby breath and ferns. The 
bridesmaid. Miss Wilma Thiel, wore a pale green gown with white accessories to match. Her 
flowers were also pink peonies, baby breath and ferns. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, of Mantador. The groom is a son 
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hoffman. Both of the contracting parties are popular young people of 
this community. 

A sumptions wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives of both families. 
Rev. Father Eck, Miss Ada Wondersee and Mr. Lawrence Krause. The young couple gave a free 
dance in the Mantador Hall Wednesday evening, which was largely attended. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, Jr., the community extends the best wishes for a long and 

happy wedded life together. They will make their home for the present with Mrs. Hoffman's 

patents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiel. 

********** June 22, 1933 

THOMPSON - BOHN 

Amy Grace Thompson and Edward Bohn were united in holy wedlock on Wednesday, June 
14th, at Sisseton, SD., the ceremony being performed by Rev. L. Evans. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Thompson, of this city. She has taught 
school in this vicinity for several years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bohn, 
who reside south of town. He is engaged in operating a fur farm. 

The young couple have a host of friends who extend to them congratulations and best 
wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

The couple made a short visit to Detroit Lakes, and Elbow Lake, MN. , over the weekend, 

where they visited with relatives. 

********** June 22, 1933 

HELEY - TUREK 
Miss Mae Heley, Lidgerwood, and Arlo Turek were married at the St. John's Church on 
Wednesday morning. Rev. Father Turek officated. Miss Heley is a graduate of the local 
high school and the State Teachers College at Valley City, ND. Mr. Turek resides at Ana- 
moose where he runs a dairy farm. Miss Heley has spent the year teaching in the Anamoose 

community. ^j.j.j.j.^^j.j.^ ■, oo imo 

•' ********** June 22, 1933 

ODENBRETT - WISNEWSKI 
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Lee Odenbrett and Rose Wisnewski, both residents of Geneseo, were married on Tuesday, 

June 19th. ^^^j:.^^^^^^ 

********** June 22, 1933 

WOLTERS - KRAUSE 
Miss Malinda Wolters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Wolters, of Lidgerwood, and 
Earle Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krause, of Cayuga, were united in marriage Tuesday 
June 20th, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 7 PM., the Rev. Cloeter reading the 
marriage vows. 

The attendants were Misses Ethel Hoist, of Hankinson, and Effie Strege. Carl Wolters 
and Leonard Krause also acted in that capacity. Norma Hendircks was the flower girl. 

A reception was held at the home of the bride following the ceremony. A wedding dance 
was also given. The young couple left Wednesday for Chicago, where they will spend two weeks 
at the World's Fair. On their return they will be at home to their friends on a farm near 
Cayuga. 

Out of town relatives attending the wedding from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Meade and daughter, Benetta and son, Clifford. Mr and Mrs. John Bechel, Mr. and Mrs. F. 
Radloff and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hoist and family. 

The young couple have a host of friends who wish, for them, a long and happy wedded 
life. ********** June 22, 1933 

WEDDINGS UNITE LOCAL COUPLES 
Smith - Burnson - Nehotte - Macheel - Thiel - Theede, Weddings of the Week 
Miss Pearl Macheel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Macheel, and Stephen Nehotte, of 
Minneapolis, were united in marriage on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of the 
bride's parents. Rev. J. H. Meier read the marriage vows. 

The attendants were Miss Esther Macheel, sister of the bride, and Leonard Lange, of 
Minneapolis. The rooms were decorated in roses and ferns. Rev. J. H. Meier sang a solo, 
"Take Thou My Hand and Lead Me." The bride wore a beautiful white satin gown with acces- 
sories to match, carrying a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a blue taffeta gown, 
and her bouquet also consisted of pink roses. The men were both attired in conventional blui 

A reception was given in their honor at the home later in the evening, to which only 
immediate relatives were invited. Immediately after this the young couple left for Minne- 
apolis, where they will make their home. 

All friends join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Nehotte happiness as they travel life's 
pathway together. ********** June 29, 1933 

THEEDE - THIEL 
A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Philip's Church in Hankinson 
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, when Miss Rosena Theede became the bride of Anthony Thiel, of 
Mantador. Rev. Jos. Studnicka and Rev. Thiel officiated. 

The bride's attendant was her sister. Miss Lasca Theede, Joseph Thiel, a brother of 
the groom, acted as best man. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theede, and is a graduate of the Hankin- 
son public schools. Miss Theede is an accomplished young lady, graduating from St. Joseph's 

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Academy in Minnesota, following which she taught school in Barney for two years and then 
entered Valley City Teachers' College for a two year course. The groom is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, of Mantador, where he has a barber shop. 

A reception was held at the bride's home for immediate relatives following the wedding, 
and in the evening a free dance was given at the bride's home. 

The young couple are both well and favorably known and have a host of friends who join 
in wishing them a happy wedded life. 

********** June 29, 1933 

SMITH - BURNSON 

Pink roses, delphiniums and gladiolas decorated the Congregational Church on Monday, 
when marriage vows were exchanged between Miss Evangeline Burnson of Wahpeton & Rev. Walter 
Smith of Hankinson. Rev. R. D. Hall of Glenwood, MN., officiated. The time was 2 o'clock. 
Witnessing the ceremony were a large gathering of relatives and friends. 

The bride was attired in white sheer 'organdie over satin, fashioned in the prevailing 
mode, cut floor length. Her flowers were a corsage of pink bride's roses, gypsephelia and 
lobelia. Attending the bridal couple were the bride's sister. Miss Helene Burnson, and her 
brother, Harold Burnson. Miss Helen Burnson wore pastel blue flowered crepe. Her flowers 
were a corsage of sweet peas, carnations and gypsophelia carried out in a pink, white and 
blue color note, 

Mrs. J. D. Murphy, sister of the bride, from New Holsteln, WI . , played the wedding 
music from Mendelssohn's and also accompanied her brother, Charles Burnson, who played a 
clarinet solo and Mrs. Hattie Larson who sang "I Love You Truly," and the "Bells of St. 
Mary ' s . " 

After the marriage ceremony, a wedding reception was held for Rev. and Mrs. Smith 
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Burnson. Guests were relatives. 
Garden flowers in a pink, white and blue color scheme were used in the decorative scheme 
throughout the home. 

For her going away suit, the bride chose an ensemble in beige color. Rev. and Mrs. 
Smith are leaving today, (Monday) for Itaska Park and Cass Lake. At the latter place they 
will remain several days, where they have a cottage. They will be at home to their friends 
after July 10th. 

The bride is a graduate from the State School of Science and the Univ. of Minn, spec- 
ializing in riublic school music. During the past four years she has taught public school 
music at Fento and Minge, Iowa. She spent the past winter in Florida. She is a talented 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Burnson, who reside near this city. 

Rev. Smith has been pastor of the Congregational Church at Hankinson for several years. 
He studied for the ministry at Hartford, Conn. His home is in Wisconsin. During his resi- 
dence at Hankinson and in his work he has acquired a large acquaintance of friends who take 
pleasure in joining the Hankinson News in extending congratulations. 

Out of town guests in attendance at the wedding were: Superintendent of Schools, J. H. 
Murphy and wife, of New Holstein, WI . ; Mrs. Dean Mason and son. Dean, Jr. of Hackensak, MN.; 

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Miss Doris Burnson, of Kackensack and Miss Helen Bumson, of St. Loijis Park, MN. 

********** June 29, 1933 

Miss Esther Wohlwend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Wohlwend and Mr. Frank Schmitt, 
of Wahpeton, were married at the St. Johns Church at Wahpeton on Wednesday morning at 8 o' 
clock. Rev. Meyer officiating. Miss Wohlwend was attended by her sister. Alice Canham, and 
the groom was attended by his brother, Louis. Esther was a graduate of the local high scho- 
ol and has been teaching in the vicinity for the past few years. They will reside in Wah- 
peton where Mr. Schmitt is in the furniture and undertaking business. Many of the couples' 
friends wish them much happiness in their future. 
. . .LIDGERWOOD ********** June 29, 1933 

Miss Eulalie Huckle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Huckle, of this vicinity, was 
married to W. E. Grant of Minot, ND. They were attending by Miss Buckle's twin brother, 
Eugene, and Miss Laura Warner, of Park River. The bride is a graduate of the local high 
school and the Agricultural College and the groom is principal of the Demonstration School 
at the Minot State Teacher's College. They will be home at Minot after a wedding trip in 
northern Minnesota. 
LIDGERWOOD ********** June 29, 1933 

Miss Sadie Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson, living south of Fairmount 
and Harold Smith, an electrical merchant of Bismarck, ND., were united in marriage in the 
Baptist Church at Fairmount on Wednesday by Rev. Schumacher. They will be at home at Bis- 
marck. ********** June 29. 1933 

Miss Gay Kell Strandburg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Strandberg, of Mooreton, ND. 
became the bride of Rufus Tesdell, well known farmer, also of the Mooreton community, at 
the Baptist parsonage in Breckenridge, 1-lN., Thursday at 2:30 PM. Rev. Nels Nelson perform- 
ed the ceremony. ********** June 29, 1933 

KRUEGER - CARLSON 
Miss Alice Krueger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krueger, of Lldgerwood, and Geo- 
rge Carlson, of Dassel, MN., were married Monday evening at the Evangelical parsonage here. 
Rev. J. H. Meier reading the marriage vows. Witnesses were Delphine Helmer and Alfred Kru- 
eger. The newlyweds left from here for a visit with her parents at Lidgerwood. 

********** July 6, 1933 

REGINA KLEMIK AND LESTER LAURER MARRIED AT WAHPETON 
KLEMIK. - LAURER 
Miss Regina Klemik and Lester Laurer, of Fairmount, stole away quietly last Thursday 
and were united in holy wedlock at Wahpeton. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Klimek, of this city, and is well and 
favorably known in this community, where she has grown to womanhood. The couple plan to 
make their home with his father, on a farm near Fairmount. 

Mr. and Mrs. Laurer have a host of friends who extend congratulations. 

********** July 6, 1933 

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MARRIED Carrie Foley of De Lamer e and Lar Larson, of Montana. 

********** July 27, 1933 

FORMER RESIDENTS UNITED IN WEDLOCK 
Frances Biel Nuptials Celebrated at Lowry - Ida Westphal Married In Calif. 
Word was received here this week of the marriage of Miss Frances Biel, of Brecken- 
ridge. Miss Biel Is well known here, having resided in this city until a few years ago. 
Miss Biel was united in marriage to Mr. Lewis J. Bisek, of Lowry, MN., on July 27th, at 
St. John's Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Vamey performing the ceremony. Only immed- 
iate relatives and friends of the bride and groom were in attendance. Miss Anna Biel, 
sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Henry Bisek, cousin of the groom, was best 
man. Immediately following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to relatives and 
friends at the home of the groom's parents. The young couple will make their home at Lowry, 
MN., where the groom is employed in the mercantile business. The bride has a host of frie- 
nds here who extend congratulations. 

********** August 3, 1933 

IDA WESTPHAL WEDS IN CALIFORNIA 
Relatives of Miss Ida Westphal recently received word of her marriage to Mr. W. E. 
Bates, Jr., of Beverly Hills, CA., which took place at Beverly Hills on June 21st. The 
bride is well known here, having made Hankinson her home until eight years ago before going 
to Beverly Hills, where she was employed. Mr. Arthur Westphal, of Los Angeles, brother of 
the bride is also well known here, acted as best man. Miss Helen Watson, of Los Angeles, 
was- bridesmaid. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of tan silk with a picture hat 
to match. She carried a large bouquet of gardenias, and lillies of the valley. The groom 
was attired in the conventional blue. After the wedding ceremony a wedding breakfast was 
served at the Ambassador Hotel at Beverly Hills to immediate relatives and friends. Among 
those present were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Roe, of Los Angeles. Mrs. Gene Roe was Miss Alma Hill 
of this city before her marriage. The young couple will make their home at Beverly Hills, 
where the groom is employed. The bride has a host of friends who join in extending congrat- 
ulations. . ********** August 3, 1933 

MILES LEA MARRIES NEW YORK GIRL 
Former Resident of Hankinson and Muriel Rlcker Joined in Holy Wedlock 

The following is an account of the marriage of Miles Lea, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. 
Lea, of this city, taken from the Lynbrook Journal, Lynbrook, NY. 

"Miss Genevieve Murial Ricker, of Henstead Ave., was married Saturday, July 29th, at 
4:30 o'clock in the St. James Methodist Episcopal Church, Lynbrook, to Miles A. Lea, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea, of Hankinson, ND., with the Rev. E. C. Cain officiating. Miss 
Florence Mc Cann sang a solo, accompanied by Mrs. V/arren Judge, organist. The bride was 
given in marriage by James Henry, of Lynbrook, and attended by a bridal party composed of 
a maid of honor, her sister. Miss Ethel Ricker, two bridesmaids and a flower girl. The 
bride wore white organdy with cap veil and carried a bouquet of roses and lilies of the 

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valley. The maid of honor was attired in yellow net with hat and carried a colonial bou- 
quet of vari-colored flowers. The bridesmaids frocks were green organdy. They also carr- 
ied colonial bouquets. 

After the ceremony, dinner and a reception for the bridal party was held on the terr- 
ace of Pierre's in New York. The couple left Sunday AM., for Butler, NY., where they spent 
a week, returning to Lynbrook where the young couple will make their home for the next six 
months." 

Miles is well and favorably known by the people of Hankinson, who extend congratulat- 
ions. He is employed as traveling auditor for the Gold Dust Corporation, with headquarters 
in New York. ********** August 10, 1933 

MILNOR TELLER The wedding of Miss Marion Lewis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

E. C. Lewis of this city, and Clarence Morris Mund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mund, of Hall 
Township, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents Saturday afternoon. 

******** * * . August 10, 1933 

NORTH DAKOTA NEWS BRIEFS 

A law passed by the last legislature in which considerable interest is being shown 
is the one that provides for an old age pension. Although the law is now in effect, the 
pension is not available, because a fund must first be created from which these allotments 
can be drawn. Application forms have not been drawn up or printed to date, according to 
word received from the office of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor, under whose 
sup"ervision the new measure is to operate. August 10, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Ivah Lueck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lueck, was married on 

Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at her home to Joe Slaby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Slaby, 
of this city. They will live with Mrs. Slaby 's folks for the preent time. Many friends 
wish them happiness in the future. 

********** August 10, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .The ladies of the Bergen Church, south of town, held a meeting on Thurs- 
day afternoon with the Mmes. E. Toney, Ole Akre and H. Stenson as hostesses. After the reg- 
ular meeting the ladies tendered Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Akre a surprise shower. They were rec- 
ently married at George, Iowa and are visiting at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ole Akre, after which they will make their home at Dell Rapids, lA., where the groom 
is an instructor in the public schools. 

********** August 17, 1933 

BERT MOORE ATTENDS MARRIAGE OF NIECE 

Mr. Bert Moore, accompanied by his son, John, and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Art Voeltz and daughter, Betty Jane Voeltz, motored to Minneapolis and were present at the 
marriage of Mr. Moore's niece. Miss Manita Rosengren. She was united in marriage to Mr. 
Orland Kromer, of Olivia, MN., Saturday afternoon, August 12th, at the Hope Lutheran Church. 

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The Rev. C. S. Thorpe read the service, before an altar banked with cybotium and 
Boston ferns and pink, gladiola in cornucopia baskets. Little Betty Jane Voeltz, of this 
city, a cousin of the bride, was flower girl and wore a pale pink organdy dress. Her flow- 
ers were pink carnations. 

* * * * ****•*.** August 17, 1933 

WEDDED 
Lynus Henger and Valence Hermes were granted license to marry at Wahpeton Wednesday. 
They are from Mooreton. ********** August 24, 1933 

TWO COUPLES JOINED IN WEDLOCK 
Kath - Bohn and Prochnow - Bladow Nuptials Held This Week 
George Kath, of this city, and Mabel Bohn, of Great Bend, were united in marriage 
Wednesday evening at the Great Bend Lutheran Church, Rev. Hinck performing the ceremony. 

The bridesmaids were Misses Esther Kath and Iva Bohn, and best men were Erwin and 
Elmer Bohn. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kath, of Hankinson, and has been a resident 
of Great Bend for the past few years. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Bertha Bohn, of Great 
Bend. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served to the immediate relatives at the 
home of the bride's mother. 

The young couple have rented the August Schultz farm, east of Great Bend, and will 
begin housekeeping there at once. The young couple have the well wishes of a host of friends 
for a long and happy wedded life. 

~ ********** August 31, 1933 

PROCHNOW - BLADOW WEDDING 

Marriage vows were read for Rudolph Bladow and Miss Evelina Prochnow Thursday after- 
noon, Aug. 2Ath, at the Lutheran Church. Attendents were Meinhardt Bladow, a brother of the 
groom, and Lola Brummund. Rev. J. P. Klausler read the marriage lines. The groom is a son 
of Mrs. Herman Bladow, residing southeast of Hankinson. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman Prochnow, Jr., living near Great Bend. After the ceremony a supper was served 
at the bride's home to immediate relatives. 

Both parties are fine young people and have the best wishes of friends for a happy 
journey through life together. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ August 31, 1933 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE FAIRMOUNT COUPLE 
Elsie Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Nelson, and K. F. Baker, both of Fairmount 
were united in marriage Sunday. The couple will move to Chicago. He is employed with Swift 
&Co. ********** August 31, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Martha Polhola. of Max, ND., a sister of Mrs. Frank Gaukler, was 

married to Odin Knutson, son of Mrs. Christiana Knudson, Wednesday, at Sisseton, SD. Father 
Turek of this city officiated at the Catholic Church. The couple left on a wedding trip to 
the Black Hills and then will reside at Wilmar, MN. 

********** August 31, 1933 

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WEDDINGS UNITE FORMER RESIDENTS 
Rose Zentner Married in Minneapolis - Pohl - Grouse Nuptials Held 

The marriage of Miss Rose Zentner, former Hankinson girl, to Mr. Wm. Peters, of St. 
Paul, was solemnized Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in St. 
Paul, Rev. B. F. Carrigan officiated. 

After the ceremony a reception was held for ninety guests at the North End Glub Rooms. 
Mr. Peters is employed as a bookkeeper in the County Auditor's Office in St. Paul. Mr. and 
Mrs. Peters will be at home at 205 Hatch St., after Sept. 15th. 

********** September 7, 1933 

POHL - GROUSE 
Announcements have been received here of the marriage of Fred Pohl, Thursday, August 
17th, to Miss Hazel Grouse, of Manson, lA. Fred is the eldest son of Mrs. Harry Kutter, 
and grew to manhood in this vicinity. For the past five years he has been working in Iowa. 

********** September 7, 1933 

Miss Matrid Herniman of Long Beach, GA., has been married to Norman 0. Tallman. The 
wedding was an elaborate affair and the ceremony performed by Rev. E. F. Movius who also 
read the marriage lines for Miss Herniman 's parents. The Hemimans are former Lidgerwood 
residents. ********** September 7, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Mrs. J. W. Stitler received word of the marriage of her son, John, to 

Miss Grace Welch, Sunday, Sept. 3rd, at Brawley, GA., where they both reside. Further part- 
iculars are not known at this time. 

********** September 14, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Miss Josephine Enger, of Minot, and Mr. John Libke, son of Mrs. Joseph- 
ine Libke, of this city, were married Monday morning at Sisseton, SD. They will make their 
home here as Mr. Libke is employed at the Lidgerwood Auto and Machine Go. 

********** September 14, 1933 

LEUGK - JARSKI 
Marriage vows were read at the office of the County Judge at Wahpeton Thursday after- 
noon for John Jarski, son of Frank Jarski, and Edna Leuck. Attendants were George Fischer 
and Alma Leuck, a sister of the bride. In the evening a reception was given at the home of 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Leuck, at Lidgerwood, where friends and immediate relatives 
were present. The couple will make their home with her parents on the farm near Lidgerwood. 
The newlyweds have a host of friends, who wish them a long and happy wedded life. 

********** September 14, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD COUPLES UNITED IN MARRIAGE 
Mr. Donald Andrist, of Lidgerwood, was married to Miss Mable Metcalf, of Casselton. 
The wedding took place at Fargo, with a reception at the Gardner Hotel after the ceremony. 
Mr. Andrist will teach in the Horace Mann School at Fargo. In the previous years both of 

these young people taught at Hillsboro, ND. 

********** ' September 21, 1933 

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STENSON - GUSTAFSON 
Miss Burndette Stenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stenson and Oliver Gustafson, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustafson, were married Thursday morning at the Lutheran parsonage, 
Rev. Bratlie officiating. Miss July Stenson, sister of the bride and Eldon Gustafson, broths 
of the groom, were attendants. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for Chi- 
cago, IL., where they will attend the World's Fair and visit relatives. The young couple wi] 
make their home with the groom's parents on their farm. 

********** September 21, 1933 

GREAT BEND.... Ben Loll and Miss Emma Buss were quietly married Thursday evening at 
the Ed Loll home. 

********** September 21, 1933 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Emma Buss, the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Louis P. Buss, was quietly 

married to Ben Loll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Loll, Sr. , on Thursday evening at the parsonage 

Rev. R. R. Strutz officiated. 

********** September 28, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Word was received of the marriage of Mr. Allan Bemis and Miss Isabel 
Mrachek, both of this city. They were married at Sisseton with Miss Regina Mrachek and 
Pete Haas acting as witnesses. The couple will live at Lisbon, where Mr. Bemis is employed. 

********* * October 5, 1933 

FRANCES PEITZ WED IN CHICAGO 
_ Word has been received by relatives that Miss Frances Peitz was united in marriage to 
Mr. Larry Williams at Chicago, IL., last Saturday. Details of the wedding are not available 
at this time. Frances is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz, and has a multitude of 
friends to extend congratulations along with their sincere wishes for her happiness. They 
will make their home at Vicksburg. 



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October 19, 1933 



Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nehmer and family left Tuesday afternoon to attend the wedding of 
their niece, Erma Krause, at Webster, SD., which was solemnized Wednesday forenoon. She is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krause, of Webster. 

********** October 19, 1933 

WEDDING UNITES TWO LOCAL PEOPLE 
A wedding which united two former Hankinson young people, Miss Edith Springer, and 
Peter Mourer, was solemnized at Milwaukee, WI . , on Saturday, Oct. 21st. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Springer, formerly Hankinson residents. 
She was a member of the class of 1933, Hankinson High School. The groom is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Mourer of this city. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mourer will make their home in Milwaukee, where both are employed. 

********** October 26, 1933 

CAST - BOHN WEDDING OCCURRED WEDNESDAY 
A pretty wedding took place Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran 
Church when Rev. H. Schumacher united in marriage. Miss Clara Cast, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

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John Cast, to Herbert A. Bohn, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bohn. The wedding music 
was played by Mrs. George Koppelman. The following entered forming an aisle: Wm. Mahler 
Jr., brother-in-law of the bride, and Miss Leona Bohn, the groom's sister, the bride's bro- 
ther, Albert Cast, and cousin. Miss Vema Boetcher, then the best man, Edwin Bohn, the groom' 
brother, and the maid of honor, Mrs. Wm. Mahler, Jr., the bride's sister, followed by the 
bride and groom. ********** October 26, 1933 

AIR WEDDING 
Miss Teddy Kazmarck and Lawrence Anderson, of Bowman, hit upon a novel plan for their 
wedding. A minister was secured, an airplane mustered into service, and while the ship was 
soaring in the skies, the minister performed the marriage ceremony. 

********** October 26, 1933 

CHRISTINE JAEGER WED TO FARGO MAN 
Miss Christine Jaeger and Mel Ness were united in marriage Sunday, Oct. 29th, at the 
Catholic Church at Fargo. Father Gillette reading the marriage lines. 

Miss Jaeger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jaeger of Hankinson. She graduated 
from the Hankinson High School with the Class of 1929. Mr. Ness is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Irling Ness, of Fargo. He is a plumber by trade. They will make their home at 1321 - Ath 
Ave. No., Fargo. ********** November 2, 1933 

IRVING JONES RECEIVES ARMY RELEASE 
Word to relatives in this city conveys the news that Irving Jones, eldest son of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. P. Jones, received an honorable discharge from the United States Army on Nov. 
28th, and is making his home in Omaha, NB. The letter also told of his marriage, which 
occurred last December 5th, to Lucille Tuepker, of Omaha, which is a surprise to his friends 
in this city. ********** November 9, 1933 

WEDDING BELLS AGAIN RINGING 
Two Couples Joined in Holy Wedlock Past Week 

A wedding which united two prominent young people of the south of Hankinson community, 
occurred Monday, at St. Nicklas Church at Rosholt, when Rev. Lang officated at the marriage 
of Anton Wagner and Miss Erna Hansen. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. E. Hansen, who reside near the state line, 
where she has grown to womanhood . Anton is a son of Nick J . Wagner , prominent farmer near 
Rosholt . 

The newlyweds will make their home on a farm in their home community. Mr. and Mrs. 
Wagner have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future 
happiness. ********** November 30, 1933 

SCHLEY - HORNEBER 

Mrs. Anna Schley and Christian Horneber were united in marriage today at the Lutheran 
Church, Rev. Klausler conducted the services. 

Mrs. Schley is a resident of the community south of Hankinson where she is univer- 
sally admired. The groom comes from Windom, SD.' Friends of the newlyweds extend the usual 

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felicitations, and sincere wishes for their future happiness. 

********** November 30, 1933 



OLD AGE PENSIONS 
Beginning Jan. 1st, 1934, another tax will be added to the list in North Dakota.... 
the Old Age Pension Tax. The levy will amount to $40,000 for 1934 from 1933 assessments. 
Anyone over 68 years of age, a citizen of the United States, residing in the state for 20 
years, and without adequate means of support will receive an allowance of $150 a year. 
The fund is under control of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commissioner. 

November 30, 1933 

BAKER - PETRICK 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baker and son, Pete, Frank Jarski, Mr. and Mrs. L. Mourer, Mr. 
and Mrs. D. Tomayer, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scheller, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Fischer attended the 
wedding dance at Doran, MN., Tuesday evening, given by Mr. J. Petrick of Campbell, MN., and 
Miss Margaret Baker, of Doran, MN., who were married that morning at the Catholic Church in 
Breckenridge. *j,******** December 7, 1933 

WEDDINGS AT EFFINGTON 
Dan Cupid was busy Saturday at New Effington, three couples taking the nuptial vows. 
Those married are: Miss Mary Holm, New Effington, Martin C. Peterson, New Effington; Miss 
Jaire Anderson, Clarkfield, MN., Donald Monson, New Effington and Miss Dorothy Christensen, 
Sisseton to L. Greenlund, New Effington. 

********** December 14, 1933 

STEINWEHR - STACK 
Miss Olinda Steinwehr, daughter of Mr. Ted Steinwehr, of this city, and Edwin Stack, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack, were united in marriage Friday at Wahpeton, Judge A. W. 
Ponath, reading the sacred vows. Ida and Theodore Stack, brother and sister of the groom 
acted as witnesses. **** ***j,** December 21, 1933 

CUPID'S DARTS TRAVEL TRUE 
KLAR - VOGT 
Word has been received here by relatives that Miss Irene Klar, daughter of Mr. Wm. 
Klar, of Elma, and Walter Vogt, of Mankato, MN., were united in marriage Christmas Day at 
Mankato. Miss Klar resigned her position as teacher in the Waldo School, and left Thurs- 
day evening. Mr. Vogt is manager of the Miller Motor Co., of that place. Miss Klar is a 
graduate of the public school in the year of 1927, and taught in the Elma schools several 

years. They will make their home in Mankato. _ , -„ i^t-i 

•' ■' December 28, 1933 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 

In the Minneapolis Tribune we notice that a marriage license has been issued to Miss 

Alice Berhow, of Minneapolis, and Richard Jones, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. 

Jones, of Hankinson . His parents have not as yet received full particulars. 

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MARJORIE OSBON BECOMES BRIDE 
Married New Years Day to Sioux Falls Business Man 
The following clipping from the Canto, SD., NEWS, will prove interesting to Hankinson 
folks, as it tells of the marriage of Marjorie Osbon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Osbon, 
former publisher of The Hankinson News. 

"Miss Marjorie Osbon, of Canton, and Martin R. Eggers of Sioux Falls were quietly- 
married at Sioux Falls on New Years Eve, Rev. Kuel officiating. Norman Heither and Helen 
Olson of Sioux Falls were attendents. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Osbon of Canton and has many friends 
in this community. Mr. Eggers is the foreman of the machinery department at the Lakeside 
Creamery in Sioux Falls. 

The young couple will reside at 633 No. Dak. Ave., in Sioux Falls. 

********** January 11, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD COUPLE MARRIED AT SISSETON 
Miss Effie Strege, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Strege, and Mr. Elmer Libke, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Libke, of Elbow Lake, MN., were married at Sisseton, SD., Friday and will resi- 
de in Lidgerwood. j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j. t iiim/ 
& ********** January 11, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS 
Florence Hulland and Edsworth Leen, of Victor were married last week Saturday at St. 
Joseph's parsonage in Rosholt. The bride is a teacher Ln the Victor Schools. Married 
Wednesday. .. .Mabel Backman and Edward Sand, both of Rosholt. 

********** January 11, 1934 

KILLED BY TRUCK 
J. C. Fitzgerald, of Chicago, but formerly living on a farm north of Rosholt, was 
killed last week when struck by a truck. Fitzgerald was 78 years old. Emmanuel Nelson 
occupies the farm vacated by the deceased. 

********** January 11, 1934 

WEDDINGS UNITE TWO COUPLES 
Biegel - Haus Nuptials at Mantador - Fairmount Couple Married 

A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Peter and Paul's Church at 
Mantador, ND . , on Monday morning, Jan. 15th, when Miss Anna Biegel became the bride of 
Walter Haus, Rev. Father Eck officiating at the ceremony. 

The bride was attended by a close friend. Miss Viola Boecker. Thomas Haus, a brother 
of the groom, attended the groom. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of wine crepe 
with hat and accessories to match. Her flowers were tea roses with ferns. 

The bridesmaid. Miss Viola Boecker wore a gown of golden yellow with hat and access- 
ories to match. Miss Boecker's flowers were red and white carnations with ferns. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biegel of Mantador, and the groom is a 

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son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haus, of Mantador, Both Mr. and Mrs. Haus are popular young 
people of this community. 

Following the ceremony a sumptious wedding dinner was served to about fifty guests 
at the home of the bride's parents. Misses Loretta Fettes, Marcella Reiland and Eva Lug- 
ert were the table waiters. A dance was given at the Mantador hall in the evening in their 

'^°°°^' ********** January 18, 1934 

BERNARD - SCHMIT 
A wedding which united two young people of the Fairmount community occurred Tuesday, 
Jan. 16th, when Leo P. Bernard and Regina Schmit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmit, 
were joined in Holy Wedlock at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount. 

****** **** January 18, 193A 

BOUNTY FOR MARRIAGE 
The County Commissioners of Fallon County, MT., have seized upon a bright method of 
getting rid of two surpluses. It seems they have a surplus of tax deed land in their cou- 
nty which they would like to get back on the tax lists. They also have many widows receiv- 
ing aid. Now the commissioners are offering one of these quarters free to any man who will 
wed a widow on the relief list. 

********** January 18, 1934 

MANY WEDDINGS DURING PAST WEEK 

TAYLOR - ALBRIGHT 
News was received this week of the marriage of Lester Taylor, Fairmount, and Miss 
Eva Albright, of Sonora, which took place Thursday, Feb. 8th. A shower was given Tuesday 
evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. Many useful gifts were received by this couple. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
FORMER HANKINSON GIRL WED IN WASHINGTON, D. C. 
Announcements were received in this city this week by friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. 
Smith of Dickinson, ND., former residents of Hankinson, announcing the marriage of their 
daughter Georgianna, to Mr. Raymond Joseph Kiley, of Dickinson, ND . The marriage took 
place at Washington, D. C, where the bride has been employed in the Public Works Dept. 
in Washington. 

The bride is well and favorably known here. The groom is employed as manager of the 
Woolworth Store in Dickinson. The happy young couple will make their home in Dickinson, ND. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
KUCHYNKA - DIBBERT 
Miss Lillian Kuchynka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Kuchynka, of Lidgerwood, and 
Gordon Dibbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dibbert, of this city, were married on Friday at 
Britton, SD. Miss Marcella Allain and Henry Falk, of this city, acted as witnesses. The 
young couple will make their home in Hankinson. Mrs. John D. Allain and Miss Marcella 
tendered the bride a miscellaneous shower at Lidgerwood. The hostesses served a delicious 
lunch after an informally spent evening. About 25 guests were present. 

********** February 15, 1934 

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CHAP IN - JACKSON 
Miss LaVera Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jackson of Lidgerwood and John 
Chapin of this city were married at Britton, SD., on Monday. Judge Stavem performed the 
ceremony. 

Witnesses were Miss Hilma Hartleben and John Scheller of Hankinson. The young people 
will make their home in Hankinson. 

********** February 15, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Ursula Mc Hugh, formerly of this city, was married to Wayne L. 

Babcock of Minnesota. Mrs. Babcock has been employed in Minnesota for some time and her hus- 
band is associated with radio station KSTP . 

********** February 15, 193A 

LOCAL COUPLE TO BE MARRIED TONIGHT 

A wedding of interest to local people will occur tonight at the Federated Church 
in Fergus Falls, MN., when Miss Dorothy B. Springer becomes the bride of Ferd G. Metzger, 
both of Hankinson. Witnesses will be Miss Wilhelmina Zander and Morris Anderson. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Springer, of Pekin, IL., and was bom 
and grew to womanhood in this community, where she graduated from the Hankinson High School 
in the class of 1932. Following her graduation she had taken up nursing in the State Hosp- 
ital at Fergus Falls. The groom, Mr. Metzger is associated with the Hankinson News as 
foreman, and came to this city from Fairfax, SD., two years ago. 

The young couple have many friends throughout the community to wish them happiness 
in-their wedded life, to which the editor and his family heartily subscribe. 

********** March 15, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Word was received in this city of the marriage of Miss Clara Hendericks. 
Particulars were not obtainable at the time of this writing. The young couple will make 
their home in Chicago. * * * * * ***** March 22, 193A 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Prochnow - Carlson Wedding at Veblen Tuesday 
A wedding which united a prominent young man of this community and a Veblen young 
lady occurred Tuesday when Oscar Prochnow was united in marriage to Miss Inga Carlson, 
the ceremony being performed at Veblen, a pastor from New Effington officiating. 

The young couple will make their home with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Prochnow, near this city. Friends of the young man in this community are pleased to extend 
congratulations along with their best wishes for happiness. 

********** March 29, 1934 

The New Effington News reports that Alfred Kvammen and Eleanor Bisek were married 
recently at Britton, SD. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bisek. 

********** March 29, 1934 



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GLADYS HOLST WEDDING IS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK 
Announcement has been received in this city the past week telling of the marriage of 
Miss Gladys Hoist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoist, to Mr. Maurice Allen. No details 
of the wedding have yet been received. In next week's paper we hope to tell more completely 
of the wedding of this popular young Hankinson lady. 

********** April 5, 1934 

ALLEN - HOLST NUPTIALS SOLEMNIZED JANUARY 2 
A wedding which occurred last January 2nd was first announced in The NEWS last week, 
when news of the marriage of Mr. Maurice Allen and Miss Gladys Hoist was chronicled. 

The marriage was performed by the Rev. Harrold, of the Methodist Church in Watertown, 
SD., and witnesses were Mrs. 0. L. Waters and Mrs. C. B. Harrold. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoist, of this city, and is a very accom- 
plished young lady and a graduate of the Hankinson High School. At present she is engaged 
in the teaching profession in a school near Wahpeton. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. M. Allen, of Rosholt, SD. 

After June 1st, the newlyweds will make their home at Rosholt, and the best wishes 
of their many friends will follow them throughout their wedded life. 

********** April 12, 1934 

DUST STORM DARKENS SKY 
A dust storm of frightful intensity roared across our dry county Wednesday and the 
occurence can better be imagined than described. At times the sky was so filled with dirt 
that lights had to be used throughout the business places. Travel on highways was extremely 
dangerous, and no doubt but that many accidents occurred. The storm lasted practically 
the entire day. ********** April 19, 1934 

LOCAL YOUNG LADY MARRIED IN ST. PAUL 

Miss Mary W. Witte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witte, of this city and Mr. Arthur 
C. Lewis, of St. Paul, were united in marriage Thursday, April 12th, in St. Agnes' Church, 
in St. Paul. Rev. Father Rantas performed the marriage ceremony. 

Miss Witte, is very well and favorably known here having lived here practically all 
her life. She is a very accomplished young lady, graduated from the local high school, 
being a member of the class of 1932. 

The groom is a resident of St. Paul and is employed there. After a short wedding 
trip they will return to St. Paul to make their home. 

The young couple have hosts of friends who extend congratulations and happiness thro- 
ughout their wedded life. ********** April 19, 1934 

LOSS OF CATTLE EXPLAINED 

In the wake of recent terrific dust storms the loss of many head of cattle was rep- 
orted in various sections of South Dakota. Post Mortem examinations revealed clods of 
dust in the stomachs of the dead animals. 

********** April 19, 1934 



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DUST STORM OF SATURDAY TERRIBLE 

Another dust storm, of far more intensity than the one of Wednesday week, occurred 
in Richland County Saturday afternoon. At 3 o'clock, with the sun shining brightly the 
storm swirled over us, and a darkness of midnight engulfed the entire city. It was impos- 
sible to see ten feet, so black was the storm. Lights in every building in use had to be 
turned on, and autos ran with headlights glaring. 

The storm was reported far worse than any ever to occur in the county, at least 
within the memory of our pioneer citizens. 

No rain accompanied the storms, although here and there a drop of mud fell from the 
sky. Seeding which was practically completed was given a severe test by the storm, and 
some fields are reported bare of the seed, at least in spots. 

The present crop season starts very ominously in Richland County, although rain, a 
soaker, would prove a blessing by restoring happiness at least. 

********** April 26, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS CHIME FOR TWO 
Archie Heley and Miss Hulda Ohm Married Wednesday in Hankinson 

Archie Heley, of Lidgerwood, and Miss Hulda Ohm, of Hankinson, were united in marr- 
iage in this city Wednesday, Rev. Klausler performing the ceremony at 9 o'clock in the 
Lutheran parsonage. Witnesses were Raymond Bladow and Miss Ella Ohm, sister of the bride. 

The bride was gowned in a navy blue swagger suit with hat of the same color. The 
bridesmaid wore a swagger suit of powder blue with hat to match. 

_^ Immediately following the ceremony the happy couple left for Reeder, ND., where they 
will spend a short honeymoon. Both the contracting parties are well known in this city. 
The bride is an accomplished young lady and deservedly popular in our city. She is a reg- 
istered nurse, and after departing from Hankinson was nurse at the Wahpeton Hospital. A 
few months ago she returned to this city and has continued to practice her profession. 

The groom is a prominent businessman in Lidgerwood. Friends of the newljrweds extend 
their best wishes upon the occasion of their marriage. 

********** April 26, 1934 

HARRY RADLOFF WED IN MINNESOTA 

Word was received last week by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radloff of this city, telling of 
the marriage of their son, Harry, to Miss Irene Fairbanks, of Minneapolis. The wedding 
took place at Fort Snelling Wednesday, May 2nd. Immediate relatives of the bride were 
present . 

Harry, who spent three years at Fort Snelling, re-enlisted and departed for that 
place last fall after spending the summer months here at the home of his parents. The 
bride has been employed at Fort Snelling. The happy couple will make their home near 
Fort Snelling and Harry will continue his duties at the Fort. 

The groom is well known here and has a host of friends who extend congratulations 
and best wishes. ***** ***** May 10, 1934 



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LIDGERWOOD The marriage of Miss Henrietta Kruchek and Walter Malek, both of 

Chicago, IL., but former residents of this city, was reported to have taken place on 
May 12th. The marriage took place at St. Hedwig's Church, with Father Lang officiating 
at the Mass. The couple make their home at 2222 Charleston St., Chicago, IL. 

********** I^ay 24 , 1934 

MANTADOR MAN MARRIED THURSDAY 

On Thursday, May 4th, at 9 o'clock. Miss Leona Homan, of St. Leo, became the bride 
of Jake N. Mertes at a solemn nuptial mass at the St. Leo Catholic Church, Rev. John A. 
Gores officiating at the ceremony. 

The bride was attended by the groom's sister. Miss Delia Mertes. The groom's attend- 
ant was Leo Homan, a brother of the bride. Kathleen and Kathryn Homan, twin sisters of the 
bride, were the flower girls. 

The bride was attired in an ankle length gown of white satin faced crepe and wore a 
cape effect veil. She carried a bouquet of roses and wore white accessories to match. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Homan, of St. Leo, MN., and the groom 
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mertes. Both are highly respected young people and have a 
host of friends who join in extending congratulations. They will make their future home 
near Mantador on the groom's farm. 

After the ceremony at the church, a reception was given at the bride's home for about 
150 relatives and friends. The house was decorated in white, pink and yellow. 

Among the guests from Mantador, who motored to St. Leo to attend the wedding were: 
Me^ and Mrs. John Mertes and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bach and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
E. Rieland and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Puetz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Foertsch and 
family and the Becker brothers. 



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May 31, 1934 



LEONARD HOEFS TO BE MARRIED IN MILWAUKEE 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bladow left Thursday morning for Milwaukee, WI., to visit in the 
home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoefs and to be present at the 
marriage of their grandson, Leonard Hoefs, who will be married on Saturday. The Robert 
Hoefs family were former residents of this city. 

********** l^y 31 1934 

MARRIAGES ON DECLINE 
Perhaps it's the drought; or it may even be a depression, but whatever the reasons 
are. . .marriages, in Roberts County, are on the decline. During the month of May few lic- 
enses to wed have been issued. ^^.^...^..^ ., -,, ,r.-,/ 

********** {^ay 31, 1934 

LOCAL YOUNG MAN MARRIED THIS WEEK 

A pretty wedding was solemnized Monday morning in St. Philip's Church when Miss Cath- 
erine Carroll of Tolna, ND . , became the bride of Mr. Lawrence Fay of this city. Rev. Fath- 
er Studnicka performed the ceremony. 

The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Mary Carroll, of Towla, ND. Mr. Nick Fis- 

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cher of Devils Lake, acted as best man. Music was rendered by the Sisters of St. Francis. 

The bride was attired in a gown of white with hat to match while the bridesmaid was 
attired in a suit of blue and white and wore a white hat. 

After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served in the home of the groom's mother, 
Mrs. Bertha Street. Only immediate friends and relatives were in attendance. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Carroll of Tolna, ND., and is a 
very accomplished young lady. The groom is the son of Mrs. Bertha Street of this city. 

The young couple have a host of friends who extend congratulations, and best wishes, 
for happiness during their wedded life. 

********* * June 7, 1934 

ALVIRA FELLBAUM WEDS PAUL LARSON 
Alvira Fellbaum, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fellbaum, residing in 
north Richland County, became the bride of Mr. Paul Larson, of Sisseton on Saturday, May 
26th. The ceremony was performed at Milbank, after which the couple left for Hibbing, MN., 
for a two weeks' visit with friends and relatives. 

The bride is a graduate of the Sisseton High School. She has attended school at 
Aberdeen Normal, after which she was engaged as a teacher in Minnesota Township. 

********** June 7, 1934 

ANNOUNCE WEDDING LONG KEPT SECRET 
Merle De Van and Ivan Rustad Married at Sisseton in May, 1933 
News that came as a complete surprise to relatives and friends of Miss Merle De Van 
of- this city was the announcement of her marriage to Mr. Ivan Rustad of Kindred, ND. The 
wedding took place at Sisseton, SD., May 13th of last year. The couple went to Sisseton 
on that day and were quietly married. Mr. and Mrs. James Greenwood of this city acted as 
witnesses. Announcements of the marriage was not made until last week. The young couple 
left on Wednesday of last week for points of interest in Nebraska returning here the fore 
part of the week. 

Miss De Van is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. De Van of this city is well and fav- 
orably known here. She attended the local schools, graduating from the Hankinson High 
School in 1929. She also attended the Science School in Wahpeton. Mr. Rustad is of Kin- 
dred, ND., where he owns a garage. 

********** June 14, 1934 

LEONARD HOEFS MARRIED IN MILWAUKEE 
A wedding, which took place in Milwaukee, WI . , Saturday, June 2nd, is of interest 
locally as the groom, Leonard Hoefs, was a former resident of this city, having spent 
his childhood here. Mr. Hoefs is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoefs, of Milwaukee. 

The Hoefs family were former resident of city. The bride is Miss Mathilda Hellar, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hellar of Milwaukee. 

The wedding took place in the Lutheran Church in Milwaukee at 3 o'clock Saturday 
afternoon. Immediate relatives and friends were present. 

The bride wore a gown of white bridal satin, trimmed with white lace. She wore a 

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beautiful cup shape veil and carried a bouquet of lillies of the valley. Mr. Frank Hell- 
ar, brother of the bride acted as best man. Mr. Wallace Milbrandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman Milbrandt, also a former resident of this city, was an attendant. 

There were two bridesmaids, friends of the bride. They were gowned in pale blue 
taffeta and pale pink taffeta with taffeta hats to match. The maid of honor was a cousin 
of the bride. There were also two little flower girls. 

The bride was given away by her father. After the ceremony a wedding supper was 
served at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents. In the evening a reception was 
held for about one hundred relatives and friends. Those in attendance from here were: 
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Medenwaldt, Mr. and Mrs. Rhinart Bladow 
and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bladow. The Herman Milbrandt family, and Mrs. Herman Wirth, also 
former residents of this city, were also present. 

********** June 14 1934 

JUNE WEDDINGS GLADDEN MANY 
Wedding Bells Ring for Three Couples 

Miss Rose Dibbert of this city and Mr. John Stroehl, of Lidgerwood, were united in 
marriage at Fargo Tuesday, June 12th. After the marriage ceremony the couple departed for 
a wedding trip which took them to Minneapolis and Aberdeen and other points of interest. 
They returned here Friday and visited until Sunday in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Dibbert and then left for Kulm, ND., where they will make their home. 

Miss Dibbert is well and favorably known here, having lived here all her life. She 
attended the local public school. She has a host of friends here who extend congratulat- 
ions to the happy couple. 

The groom is a son of Mr. George Stroehl, of Lidgerwood. He is in the garage busi- 
ness at Kulm and also is in charge of a filling station. 

********** June 21, 1934 

RADLOFF - FRENZEL 

In a double wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church in Dickinson on Tuesday, June 
12th, at 10 o'clock. Miss Alice M. Radloff , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radloff of 
this city, became the bride of Mr. Frank Frenzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frenzel, and 
Miss Anna Frenzel, sister of Frank Frenzel was united in marriage to George A. Kaffler. 
They were married by Rev. Father Eberle. The double ring ceremony was used. 

Miss Radloff was gowned in a dress of white satin and wore a long flowing veil. 
She carried a bouquet of white carnations and pink roses. Her bridesmaid. Miss Marion 
Stultz, cousin of the groom, wore a gown of white organdie with accessories to match. 
Anton Frenzel acted as best man. The brides of the double marriage were gowned alike. 

A wedding dinner and supper were served in the St. Anthon's Hall after the ceremony 
and about one hundred and twenty-five families were present. A dance in honor of the two 
couples was given in the evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frenzel will live with Mr. Frenzel 's parents on their farm southeast 
of Dickinson until their own home is completed. 

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Miss Radloff has lived in Hankinson all her life with the exception of the past 
few years when she has been engaged as teacher at Dickinson. She attended school here, 
graduating from the local high school. She attended the normal school at Mayville and 
began her career as a successful teacher in this vicinity, later going to Dickinson. She 
is well known here and made a host of true friends here who wish the couple a long and 
happy wedded life. **** ****** june 21, 1934 

GULLY - SCHMITZ 

Anna M. Gully and Peter J. Schmitz of Mantador, were united in marriage on Tuesday 
June 12th, at St. John's Church in Britton, SD., Rev. Father H. C. Medicus performing the 
ceremony. The bride was attired in a dress of blue and white, accessories to match. The 
bridesmaid, a niece of the bride, wore a gown of yellow. A brother of the groom acted 
as best man. After the wedding ceremony the bridal party proceeded to the home of the 
bride's sister, where a three course wedding dinner was served by her sister and mother. 

Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz returned to the farm home of the bride, where they will make 
their home. Mrs. Schmitz is well known at Mantador, that being her home for many years. 
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmitz near Mantador and is an ambitious farmer 
of the Mantador vicinity and is also well known there. They have a host of friends who 
wish them many years of happy wedded life. 

********** June 21, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS RANG SUNDAY 

Miss Hilka Dybdahl and Mr. John Koeppe, were married at New Effington, SD., Sunday 
Rev. Dreyer performed the wedding ceremony. The groom is the son of Mr. Frank Koeppe 
and has been employed in the Relief Office at Sisseton since last fall. The bride is a 
daughter of Mrs. Anna Dybdahl and has resided with her mother on a farm near Hammer. 

The happy couple have the best wishes of the community for a long and happy wedded lif' 

********** June 21, 193A 

MISS LORNA WEINKAUF WEDDED TO TUEMAN RANDALL 

Miss Loma Weinkauf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Weinkauf, of Browns Valley, MN., 
and Mr. Tuman Randall, son of Mrs. Hattie Randall, also of Browns Valley, were united in 
marriage at Sisseton, SD., on Friday, June 15th. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Marcle. They will make their home with the groom's mother. 

********** June 21, 1934 

SOUTHWEST MAN WEDS VICTOR (S.D.) GIRL 
Sunday June 24th, occured the marriage of Miss Haugen of Victor, and Theodroe Stave, 
of Southwest of town. ********** June 28, 1934 

JUNE WEDDING BELLS RINGING 
At a ceremony performed Thursday, June 14th, at 3 o'clock in the Belford Lutheran 
Church, Miss Martha Witt, of this city, daughter of Mr. Erick Witt, of Great Bend, be- 
came the bride of Mr. Ewald Gehler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gehler of Great Bend. Rev. 
Cordts performed the marriage ceremony. Mrs. Cordts played the wedding march. 

Miss Minnie Witt, sister of the bride and Miss Bertha Gehler, sister of the groom, 

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acted as bridesmaids. The groom was attended by his brother, Ted Gehler and Robert Bohn 
as best men. 

The bride was attired in a gown of white bridal satin, trimmed with white lace. She 
wore a long trailing veil fashioned in cape effect. She carried a beautiful bridal bou- 
quet of yellow roses. Her bridesmaid. Miss Witt, was gowned in a dress of gold colored 
crepe and she carried a bouquet of sweet peas. Miss Gehler wore a salmon colored gown of 
silk crepe and her bouquet was also of sweet peas. 

After the wedding ceremony a wedding dinner was served in the home of the bride's 
father to a large number of relatives and friends. In the evening a dance was given in 
honor of the couple. 

Miss Witt is well known here, having made her home with her grandfather, Mr. Wm. Witt 
of this city for the past four years. During her stay here she had made many friends. 
The groom is also well known in this and the Great Bend vicinity. The happy young couple 
have a large number of friends who extend congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Gehler will make 
their home on a farm two and a half miles north east of Great Bend. 

********** June 28, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD WEDDING 

Miss Alice Winje, daughter of Mr. Lewis Winje, residing near Lidgerwood, became the 
bride of William Duba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duba, of near Hankinson. The marriage 
was performed Monday week at Fargo. They will make their home on Mr. Duba's farm east 
of Lidgerwood. ********** June 28, 1934 

— WEDDINGS 

On Thursday morning at 8 o'clock Miss Signe Fox and Alfred Klausler were married at 
the local Lutheran Church. The father of the groom, the Rev. J. P. Klausler, read the 
vows. Attendant to the bride was Miss Alice Fox. Mark Klausler, brother of the groom, 
was best man. Only the immediate families of the contracting couple were present at 
the ceremony. The single ring ceremony was used. 

The bride wore an ensemble in dusky pink with white accessories. Her flowers were 
a shoulder corsage of lavender sweet peas. The bridesmaid was dressed in a harmonized 
ensemble of blue. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, of Rollette, ND. She is a 
graduate of the music department of the Univ. of North Dakota. At the University she 
was active in music and choral work. Since her graduation she has taught in the high 
schools at Rolla and Rolette. 

The groom is well known to Hankinson residents. He is a graduate of Concordia 
College in St. Paul and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. At present he is vicar in Glen- 
dive, MT. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. 

Peterson. The couple left for a three weeks' wedding trip. They will be at home in 

Glendive after July 15th. j.*^.^.^**^^.* t oqiqi/ 

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WEDDINGS UNITE TWO COUPLES 
Coach Droen Married 

Announcements have been received in this city of the marriage of Mr. Alvin H. Droen, 
of Clarkfield, MN., coach in the public schools here the past year, to Miss Orda Lillian 
Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Hanson, of Clarkfield. They were married in Minn- 
eapolis on June 16th, 193A, and will be at home August 15th, here at Hankinson. 

Mr. Droen will be engaged as coach in the local schools the coming year. He has 
many friends here who extend congratulations to the young couple. 

********** July 5^ 1934 

LOCAL PEOPLE MARRIED AT FERGUS FALLS 
The following account of the wedding of a Hankinson couple appeared in the Fergus 
Falls Daily Journal: 

"On Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock occurred the marriage of Theodore Stack to Miss 
Hilda Grohnke, both of Hankinson, ND. The ceremony took place in the Evangelical parson- 
age on North Baird Avenue by Rev. B. R. Bauman. The single ring ceremony was used." 

"The groom is well and favorably known in Hankinson and is employed at the Hankinson 
Nursery. The bride has taught school in Richland County for a number of years." 

"They left immediately on a wedding trip, and upon their return will make their home 
in Hankinson." ********** July 5, 193A 

MARY WITHNELL BECOMES BRIDE 
A wedding which will be of interest to people of Hankinson is that of Miss Mary With- 
nell, of Jamestown, and Ray H. Paine, of Devils Lake. Miss Withnell is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Withnell, of Jamestown, former residents of Hankinson. Mr. Withnesll 
was the manager of the theatre here for many years. 

Mr. Paine is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Paine, of Brainard, MN. The marriage 
occurred Sunday evening at Jamestown. Lloyd Withnell, brother of the bride, acted as best 
man. The bridal dinner was served at the Palace Cafe. The bride is a graduate of St. 
John's Academy and of the Jamestown School of Business. They will reside at Devils Lake 
where the groom is associated with the Gamble Stores. 

********** July 12, 1934 

MARRIED 
The wedding of Alvis L. Meyer and Elsie Vanderwerf, of Fairmount, took place at the 
Catholic rectory, Wednesday, Rev. Father Bierens officiating at the services. Mike Meyer 
and Ida Vanderwerf were witnesses. 

********** July 12, 1934 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL IS MARRIED 

Announcements have been received in this city this week of the marriage of Miss Mar- 
garet Rennix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rennix, of Aberdeen, SD., to Mr. Melville 
A. Drisko, of Chicago. 

The marriage took place Saturday, July 14th, in Chicago. The young couple will make 
their home there where the groom is employed. 

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Miss Rennix is well and favorably known here, having grown to womanhood in this city. 
Mr. Rennix was employed as cashier in the Farmers and Merchants Bank. The family moved 
from here to Fargo and then to Aberdeen where they now reside. The bride has a large num- 
ber of friends here who join in extending congratulations to the happy couple. 

********** July 19, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS RING 

On Monday, June 25th, at 11 AM. the lawn of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at 
Great Falls was the scene of the marriage of G. Edward Ross of Chester, and Miss Myra Mae 
Gifford, of Minot, ND. 

A beautiful ring service was used and the ceremony wasi performed by the Rev. Charles 
G. Cole, of Great Falls. 

The bride was very charming in a gown of white taffeta and carried a bouquet of Am. 
Beauty roses. The groom wore the conventional dark attire. Miss Edris Graham, the brides- 
maid, wore a gown of white crepe and wore a corsage of pink roses and pink larkspur. Mr. 
Ralph Pangburn acted as best man. 

Among those who witnessed the impressive ceremony were Mr, and Mrs. George W. Ross 
and daughters, Louise and Georgie, of Chester, Mr, and Mrs. M, Ross and Mrs. Virgil Ross, 
of Bison, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stevens and son, John, of Great Falls, Mrs. Winifred Thompson, 
of Portland, OR., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pangburn, of Fort Benton and Miss Edris Graham, of 
Chester. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, 0. D, Gifford of 513 East Central Ave., 
Minot, ND,, former Hankinson residents, and the groom is the son of Mr, and Mrs. George 
W. Ross of Chester. 

The newlyweds are among our most highly respected and popular young people, the bride 
a charming girl of unusual grace, the groom a young man of pronounced industry, good sense 
and balance. They will be a welcome addition to the social life of their city and a credit 
to whatever community in the course of their lives they may happen to settle. 

Contributed ********** August 2, 1934 

DRAEGER - JACKSON NUPTIALS IN FERGUS 

In the Fergus Falls Daily Journal of August 4th appears the publication of the marr- 
iage license of Mr. Oscar F. Draeger of this city and Florence H. Jackson of Fairmount. 
Both parties are well known here. Details of the wedding have not been obtained, but it 
is hoped that they can be obtained for next week's issue of The NEWS, 

********** August 9, 1934 

ATTORNY MURPHY TAKES A BRIDE 

Announcements were received in this city of the marriage of Miss Martha H, Harrington 
Hannon, daughter of Mrs. Harrington Hannon, of Medford, MA., to Mr. Harold Reginald Murphy 
of Reynolds, MN., on Tuesday, June 26th, at Medford, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will make their home in Milwaukee, where Mr. Murphy is employed. 
Mr, Murphy is well known in this city, having been a prominent attorney here many years. 
He has a host of friends who extend congratulations to the couple. 

********* *p^^,y„LY HISTORY l^f^??AF23, 1934 

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FOUR COUPLES EXCHANGE VOWS 
Mertes - Althoff 

A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic 
Church in Mantador on Tuesday morning, Aug. 28th, when Miss Delia Mertes became the bride 
of William Althoff of Mooreton. Rev. Father Ekhart of Mooreton, officiated at the ceremony. 

The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Anna Mertes, and Edmund Althoff, brother 
of the groom, attended the groom. 

The bride was charmingly attired in white satin and wore a veil with white accessories 
to match, her flowers being tea roses. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mertes of Mantador, and the groom is a 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Althoff of Mooreton. Both Mr. and Mrs. Althoff are popular young 
people of this community. 

Following the ceremony a sumptious wedding dinner was served to about one hundred and 
fifty guests at the home of the bride's parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. Althoff have the good wishes of the community for a long and happy wedded 
life. They will make their home on the Art Rieman farm near Barney. 

********** August 30, 1934 

FORMER HANKINSON TEACHER MARRIED 

Announcements have been received in the city by friends of Harold M. Tolo, former 
teacher in the local high school, telling of his marriage to Miss Leila Ethylyn Langum, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Langum. The wedding took place at the Concordia Lutheran 
CHurch in Fertile, MN. The couple will make their home at Elmhurst, IL., where he will 
be engaged in the teaching profession. Mr. Tolo taught here many years and made numerous 
friends who extend congratulations. 

*** ******* August 30, 1934 

VIVIAN SIMON - ARTHUR HAGNESS EXCHANGE VOWS 
Miss Vivian Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Simon, of Lidgerwood and Mr. Arthur 
Hagness, of Delamere, were quietly married in the Emmanuel Evangelical parsonage, Friday, 
Aug. 17th, by Rev. J. H. Meier. Miss Dene Hagness, sister of the groom, acted as brides- 
maid and Mr. Alvin Harrington was best man. A wedding reception was held at the home of 

the brides 's parents, at Lidgerwood. 

********** August 30, 1934 

NEUMAN - GODEJOHN 
Miss Rose Neuman, daughter of Mrs. Fred Neuman of Brightwood, and Mr. Arthur Godejohn, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Godejohn of Great Bend, were united in marriage in the Lutheran 
parsonage in Wahpeton Thursday afternoon. Rev. Becker performed the ceremony. Miss Evelyn 
Godejohn, sister of the groom was bridesmaid and Mr. Gustave Neuman acted as best man. 
The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of blue silk. A wedding supper was served in 
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Fred Neuman. Only immediate relatives were in attend- 
ance. Both the bride and the groom are well and favorably known here. They have a host 

of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** August 30, 1934 

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FILM # 1579 HANKINSOII NEWS Aug. 20, 1931 - Aug, 30, 1934 



HERMAN WIRTH DIED SUNDAY 

Herman Wirth, 58 years old, a former Hankinson resident, passed away at a hospital 
in Milwaukee, WI., death being caused by pneumonia. Mr. Wirth, after becoming critically 
ill with pnevunonia, was taken to the hospital on Aug. 13th, and death came the following 
Sunday . 

Mr. Wirth and family left Hankinson for Milwaukee just after the war, and he was emp- 
loyed with the Milwaukee City Parks Commission. 

Deceased was bom in Germany in a province in the Rhine Valley in 1873, and when a 
young man, immigrated to the United States, settling first in Sheboygem, WI . , and in 1900 
moved to Hankinson. He was night policeman for Hankinson and was later employed by the 
Wipperman Mercantile Company, in their store, and also by J. R. Jones as stock buyer. He 
still has investments in property adjoining this city. 

Fxineral services were held at Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Henry Wipperman 
and Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt left Tuesday to be in attendance. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and three sons. Or in, Raymond and Ervin 
and one daughter, Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Wipperman and Mrs. Gudenberger, of 
Chilton, WI. ********** August 20, 1931 

COGSWELL GIRL SUICIDES AT VALLEY 
~' Maude Steinbach, 23, a despondent girl, ended her life on Friday night by jumping 
from the 176 foot trestle bridge of the G. N. at Valley City. Passing motorists found 
the body with every bone broken. The girl, a graduate of the Cogswell High School, had 
suffered a nervous breakdown a year ago. 

********** August 20, 1931 

FERD MEDENWALDT DIED TUESDAY 

Ferdinand Medenwaldt, another one of the rapidly thinning ranks of the pioneers of 
this community, was called by death on Tuesday morning, August 25th, at the age of 84 years, 
4 months and 20 days. 

Mr. Medenwaldt was born on April 5, 1847, in Pomerania, Germany. In the early 70 's 
he emigrated from Germany, coming to Iron Ridge, WI . On Dec. 12th, 1873, he was married 
to Miss Johanna Maltzahn, who preceeded him in death about a year and a half ago. In the 
fall of 1879, the young couple moved with three small children to North Dakota, taking up 
a homestead north of town, near the Wild Rice River. There they lived iintil 1914, in which 
year they moved to Hankinson. After the death of his wife, Mr. Medenwaldt continued to live 
for a time, in Hankinson, but later made his home with his children, John Buck, a son-in-law 
and Albert Medenwaldt, in LaMars Township. 

The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) from the home of John Buck, 
with services at the local Lutheran Church at 2:30 PM. 

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Mr. Medenwaldt is survived by eight sons: Albert, William J., Otto, Gustave, August, 
Herman, Henry and Frederick; by one daughter, Mrs. Alvina Buck, and by 32 grandchildren 
and 17 great-grandchildren. One son, Frank, died in 1923. 

********** August 27, 1931 

PETER WACHA 

Word was received in this city a few days ago of the death of Peter Wacha at Port- 
land, OR. The deceased was one of the pioneer farmers of this vicinity and owned a farm. 
He has resided in Washington and Oregon for several years. . . . LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** August 27, 1931 

N. G. JOHNSON PASSED AWAY 

N. G. Johnson, who came to this vicinity in the late 80 's, died at his home south- 
west of town Wednesday night at the age of 83 years. 

Mr. Johnson settled on a farm nearly 40 years ago with his family, and has resided 
there ever since. He accumulated considerable wealth and was one of the largest land owners 
in Richland County. 

He is survived by three sons and one daughter, his wife having died a number of years 
ago. ...FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... ********** August 27, 1931 

JUDGE BURTON DIES AT FARGO 
Stricken Following Serious Surgical Operation - E*uneral Services Sunday 

Judge F. A. Burton, honored and pioneer citizen of Richland County, and present Judge 
of Probate Court, died last night at the St. Johns' Hospital in Fargo, at the age of just 
on^better than four score. 

Judge Burton was suffering from gall stones and was taken to the Fargo Hospital for 
an operation, following which he contracted pneumonia and passed away. 

Mr. Burton came to North Dakota from Preston, MN., in the 90' s and engaged in the 
elevator business at Wild Rice. Later he moved to Wahpeton and took a position as Deputy 
County Auditor. Later he was elected Auditor and served until succeeded by Mr. Fischer. 
Mr. Burton was then elected Probate Judge, and has served the county ably in this endeavor 
as in others . 

Deceased was a member of the A. D. S A. M., and pastmaster of the Wahpeton Chapter. 
Surviving to mourn their loss are: three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Price, Cora and Gertrude; 
two sons, Neil and Victor, all residents of Wahpeton. His wife preceeded him in death two 

years ago. Funeral services will be held at Wahpeton. 

********** September 10, 1931 

DEXTER PIONEER DIED MONDAY. 

John W. Goolsbey, 75, pioneer farmer and business man of Lidgerwood for more than 50 
years, died at Lidgerwood on Monday, from lethargic encephilitis . He had been ailing for 
several years . 

Bom near Chastfield, MN. July 8th, 1856, Goolsbey attended schools in Steele County, 
MN. In 1880 he came to North Dakota and settled in Dexter Township, near Lidgerwood, in 



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what is known as VJyndmere Township. He was one of the first settlers in Dexter and came 
here several years before the railroad or the city of Lidgerwood were established. 

For more than 20 years John Goolsbey was President of the Farmer's Co-Operative Ele- 
vator, from which he resigned several years ago because of ill health. 

At Vcirious times he was a member of the school board of Dexter Township and was super- 
visor of that district for 15 years. He married Hulda Orth, of Dexter Township, soon after 
coming to Dexter. His wife died 12 years ago. 

He leaves five children; John, 21; Alfred, 20; Minnie, 15, of Lidgerwood; Mrs. Frank 
Hendricks, 24, Chicago; and Mrs. Richard Draheim, 22, Lidgerwood. Four sisters also sur- 
vive; Mrs. Louisa Joyce, 73, Bemidji; Mrs. Ellen Wolfe, 62, Los Angeles; Mrs. Esther Haxr- 
ington, 60, Lidgerwood; and Mrs. Richard Ryly, 58, Long Prairie, MN. Brothers who survive 
are: James, 70; Warren, 65: George, 56, and Henry, 53. 

Funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church at Lidgerwood at 2 PM., Wednesday, 
Rev. J. W. Medland officiating. Interment will be made in the Movius Cemetery at that 
place. ********** September 10, 1931 

MRS. A. NORDLAND DIED WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Andrew Nordland, pioneer woman of Roberts County, died Wednesday night in the 
Yankton State Hospital, following a week's confinement in that institution for treatment. 

Deceased was 46 years old and had settled in that county when the reservation opened 
in 1892. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Lutheran Church at Victor. Surviving 
to mourn their loss are three daughters , two of whom are married , one son , and her bereaved 
husband. ********** September 17, 1931 

JOHN PROCHNOW DIED THURSDAY 

John Prochnow, an early settler of Hankinson, passed away Thursday morning at the 
Breckenridge Hospital where he had been taken for treatment two weeks ago. Deceased had 
arrived at the age of 78 when called by death. 

Mr. Prochnow came to Hankinson in the nineties and had engaged in carpenter work in 
this community, but in later years had retired and was making his heme with is nephew, Irvin 
Prochnow . 

Funeral services were held on Saturday and biorial was made at Hillside Cemetery. Sur- 
viving to mourn are five nephews, two nieces, Arthur, Theodore, Irvin, Herman, Mrs. Robert 

Siedler and Mrs. Schley. 

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Mr. J. A. Mac Queen received word on Sattirday of the death of his brother, Malcolm, 
at Estevan, Sask., Can., sind left immediately to attend the funeral. 

********** September 24, 1931 

DEATH OF ILENE LAYTON 
The Sargent County News reports the death of Ilene Mary, 23 day old twin daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Layton. Mr. Layton was formerly employed at the Hankinson News. 

********** September 24, 1931 

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FERDINAND HOEFS DIED AT PORTLAND 
Mr. F. W. Hoefs, a former resident of Hankinson, passed away in Portland, OR., on Wed- 
nesday, Sept. 30th, at the age of 71 years. Mr. Hoefs had been ill for about a year, ill 
health following the amputation of his leg because of blood poisoning. 

Mr. Hoefs came to America in 1872, and a year later came to Richland Coumty, with his 
father. He located at Hankinson and engaged in the implement, flour and feed business, and 
during his residence in Hankinson, was a prominent citizen of pioneer days, and owner of 
400 acres of fine land in Brandenbxirg Township. 

In 1905 he left with his family for Portland, OR., where he had since made his home. 
He was married in November of 1887 to Emilia Abram, and to this union were bom three daugh- 
ters, who with the wife, survive: Mrs. Buteuschen, Laura cind Emma, all of Portland. One bro- 
ther, August Hoefs, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. August Bladow, of Belford Township 
and numerous near relatives sxirvive to mourn his departure . 

Mr. Hoefs' last visit to his old home was five years ago when he attended the funeral 
of his sister. ********** October 1, 1931 

ELEANOR VINGE DIED 
The little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Vinge, of New Effington, passed 
away at the Polly Kriesel home on Saturday, Oct. 13th. She had been sick for about a week. 

********** October 8, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Motis and Steve Motis returned home last Sunday from Alexandria, MN., 
where they were called due to the death of Mr. Anton Motis, father of Joe and Steve. 

Mr. Motis passed away of heart failure on Thursday, very suddenly. Deceased was 87 
years old and had returned from a visit here with his sons about three weeks ago. 

********** October 8, 1931 

OFFICIALS PROBE WORKER'S DEATH 
Believing that John C. Johnson, 38 year old Rutland resident found dead in a garage 
at his home Thursday evening may have been murdered, Sargent County officials have launched 
an investigation of what was first believed to have been a suicide. 

Johnson was found hanging from a rafter in the garage behind the home of his brother- 
in-law with whom he lived at Rutlcind about 6 PM., Thursday. He apparently had died from a 
broken neck but bruises on his head indicated he had been hit by a hammer. Fingerprints on 
the hammer found in the garage and Johnson's fingerprints have been taken and will be com- 
pared by Andrew Quam, fingerprint expert of the Fargo Police Department. 

Johnson's skull was not fractured. One belief is that he fastened the rope about his 
neck, placed the rope over a rafter in the garage, stepped on a small play wagon, then batt- 
ered himself on the head with the hammer, at the same time kicking away the wagon. 

Another theory now under investigation by States Attorney C. O. Stockstad and Sheriff 
P.ay E. Olson is that Johnson may have met with foul play. Johnson, according to relatives 
and friends, had no known enemies. Of late he had been in ill health. 

He had been employed by his brother-in-law, John H. Johnson, manager of the John R. 

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Jones Lumber Co., of Rutland, for 30 years, as an attendant at a service station. Thurs- 
day the family left about 3 PM., for Forman. At 6 PM, when they returned, his sister found 
the body. 

Adding to the suicide theory is the discovery of his glasses and watch in his room 
and the fact that he had no money on his person Thursday, eliminating the suggestion that 
he may have been murdered with robbery as a motive . 

********** October 8, 1931 

DEATH OF MRS. SHEARER 
This community was shocked on Wednesday at the news, from Fargo, of the death of 
Mrs. J. Smearer. She had been ill with appendicitis. The deepest sympathy is extended to 
the bereaved family by the people of this vicinity. ...BRANDENBURG NEWS. — 

********** October 8, 1931 

ATTENDS MOTHER'S FUNERAL 
Pete Jensen went to Browns Valley Wednesday, October 7th, where he attended the fun- 
eral of his mother, Mrs. August Jensen, who passed away at her home the previous Sunday. 
Mrs. Jensen was a pioneer woman of Roberts County, and at the time of her death was 71 years 
old. ********** October 15, 1931 

MRS. NICK POHL PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Nick Pohl, of Rosholt, died at her home on Friday morning due to heart trouble. 
One son survives and five grandchildren. The fxineral was held on Monday at the Catholic 
Church at Rosholt. Her daughter, Mrs. Nick Schiltz, passed away last March. A number of 
people from Hankinson attended the funeral. 

********** October 15, 1931 

SUICIDE THEORY UPHELD 
John C. Johnson's death at Rutland last week was called suicide by a coroner's jury 
when Andy Quam, Fargo Police Chief, pronounced the fingerprints on the bloody hammer and 
the dead man's as identical. 



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October 15, 1931 



Funeral services were held on Wednesday for John Bott, Breckenridge Hardware merchant, 
who drowned in the Otter Tail River near Breckenridge on Sunday, while fishing. 

********** October 15, 1931 

VIRGINIA CHMELL 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR Little Virginia Chmell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chmell, 

of Dexter Township, died at the Britton Hospital on Friday, Oct. 9th, at the age of 2 years. 
Her death was caused by spinal meningitis. 

The little girl was brought to this city for b\irial and the funeral services were held 
on Sunday. ********** October 22, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Paulson and son, Wallace, of Sioux Falls, arrived here on Saturday 
evening on their way to attend the funeral of the former's Uncle, Hans Greenland, of New 
Effington, which was held on Sunday. They returned here in the evening and visited at the 

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heme of Mrs. Paulson's mother, Mrs. Fred Coppin, returning to Sioux Falls on Monday. 

********** October 29, 1931 

INFANT HENKE SON DIED MONDAY 
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Henke died last Monday. Funeral services were 
held at the Lutheran Chvirch, northwest of Hammer. Rev. Cloether was in charge of the ser- 
vices. The child was about two months of age at the time of death and is svirvived by his 
parents and two sisters. 



The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bergman, bom on Sunday, Oct. 25th, died on Wed- 
nesday morning. Funeral services will be held at the home here today and also at Oakes 

where interment will be made. 

********** October 29, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MOTHER 

Paul Witte and his brother, Theodore, and son, Victor, and daughter, Inez, of Deslac, 

ND., returned home on Thursday from Wabasha, MN., where they have been the past week at the 

bedside of their mother, who was seriously ill. Friday morning they received a telegram 

that she had passed away and they left at once to attend the funeral. Mrs. Margaret Witte 

had reached the age of 86 years when called in death; which was due to pneumonia. 

********** October 29, 1931 

GEBHAED SCHIERSCHER 

The death of Gebhard Schierscher, one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity, occ- 

lirred at his home in this city on Friday, due to old age and an attack of pnetomonia. 

— He was bom on February 24th, 1847, in the Province of Lichtenstein, Germany, where 

he grew to manhood. He emigrated to this country in 1873 and settled in this county in 1881, 

on a homestead in Grant Township, which was his home until three years ago, when he retired 

from active farming and moved into this city. . , . LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** October 29, 1931 

Andrew Larson, 17, a son of A. N. Larson, Tenney, was fatally wounded by a shotgun 
accidentally discharged by a hunting companion about three miles north and a mile east of 
White Rock, SD.,on Satxirday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The young man was rushed, by his comp- 
anions to the Wheaton Hospital where he died at 11:50 PM. 

With Andrew were his brother, Ralph, Orval Wittman, and Paul Roser. As they were driv- 
ing along a private road through a field they saw some pheasants. They were in a hurry to 
assemble and load their guns and get at the birds. Andrew was riding in the front seat of 
the car and just swung his feet around in preparation to getting out when Paul Roser, who 
was riding in the rear seat, accidentally discharged his shotgun, a twelve gauge. 

********** October 29, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Al Fox left on Saturday fcr Minneapolis to attend the funeral of the 

former's brother-in-law, Mike Coleman, and from there left for a few days' visit with rel- 
atives at Duluth, retxirning home on Sunday. 

********** October 29, 1931 

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ATTENDS FUNERAL OF FATHER IN WISCONSIN 

Mr. Nick Klein, south of town, and son, returned Monday from Port Washington, WI . , 
where he went to attend the funeral of his father , who was buried on Wednesday . The senior 
Klein was 85 years of age. Mr. Klein also visited in Milwaukee and Chicago, where his sons 
are engaged in professional business. 

********** November 5, 1931 

RELATIVE OF GREAT BEND MAN KILLED 

Deaths by cars in North Dakota during 1931, stood at 91 today. Rolph Struble, of 
Sheldon, brought the total to 91, when he drove his car in front of a Northern Pacific train 
in Sheldon and was killed almost instantly. 

The dead man is a brother-in-law of Philip Nohr, of Great Bend, and was well-known 
in that community where he had often visited. 

The accident occurred at a "blind" crossing, beside which is an elevator. The victim 
had his back broken and his chest crushed. 

********** November 5, 1931 

HONORED RESIDENT DIED MONDAY 
Henry Biggs Succumbs to Heart Ailment at His Home in Hankinson 

Henry S. Biggs, prominent Hankinson citizen for many years, passed away at his home 
here on Nov. 9th, at 12:20 AM., death being due to heart failure, from which disease he had 
suffered for the past three years. Mr. Biggs suffered his fatal attack while in bed and be- 
fore his wife could summon a physican he had passed away. 

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 1:30 at the home, and fran the 
Congregational Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Smith will conduct the service. Honorary pall 
bearers will be old time friends of the deceased. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife, Frances; two daughters, Louise and Helen: 
one sister, Mrs. M. H. Freeman, of Algona, lA. ; three brothers preceeded him in death. 

Henry Standard Biggs was bom in Vallinhoney, Cork County, Ireland, on June 20th, 
1864, and was 57 years old at the time of his death. In August of 1872 he came to America 
and settled, first at Cleveland. The family moved to Brian, lA., in 1879, and he engaged 
in farming. They built a small home on railroad land and with two brothers, labored hard 
to establish themselves. Hardships were many and Mr. Biggs often told of the Christmas Day, 
whereon he "had nothing in the house to eat but fried com." Reward, however, came after 
untiring efforts, and Mr. Biggs became a large land owner, and accvunulated wealth. 

In 1902 Henry and Alfred came to Richland County, moving first to the Tyson community 
in Greendale Township, where they invested in land. 

In 1907 he retired and moved to Hankinson where he had since made his home. In this 
city and community he was greatly respected, and liberal with his neighbors and friends, 
who regret his untimely passing. 

********** November 12, 1931 

MRS. H. HANAPEL CALLED IN DEATH 

Hankinson received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Hugo Hanapel, formerly of Hank- 

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inson, which occurred on Monday at her home in Marshalltown , lA. , death following a ser- 
ious illness which began at the home of the family in Tracy, MN. Burial was made at Marsh- 
alltown . 

Mrs. Hanapel, with her husband, operated a studio in this city for ten years, and last 
spring they sold, later buying a business in Tracy, MN. While in this city she became en- 
deared to our people as a wonderful lady and her death brings sorrow to the hearts of her 
friends . 

An obituary is being sent the NEWS from Marshalltown and will be available for public- 
ation next week. ^^^^^^^^^^ 

********** November 12, 1931 

FORMER LOCAL BANKER IS DEAD 

The following clipping from the Yorba Linda, CA., Star tells of the death of J. W. 
Hargrave, formerly of Hankinson. Mr. Hargrave was cashier of the Farmers and Merchants 
Bank of Hankinson when it was organized in 1899, and continued to serve in that capacity 
until 1913, when he moved to California to accept a lucrative position with a financial 
concern. While at Hankinson he enjoyed the confidence and respect of our citizens, and 
when he departed for California many of our citizens invested money in his coast enterprize. 

"Yorba Linda today mourned the death of John Wilson Hargrave, 66, one of its most 
esteemed citizens, who died at his home on Lakeview Avenue at 12:30 o.' clock last night 
following a month's illness. 

A native of Ohio, Mr. Hargrave had lived in Yorba Linda for the past fifteen years, 
being president of the First National Bank of that city for the entire period. Prominent 
in "tratemal circles, he was a charter member of Yorba Linda Masonic Lodge, and had served 
as its treasurer since its founding 13 years ago. He was also active in Yorba Linda Chap- 
ter, Order of Eastern Star and was a charter member and officer of the Friend's Church. 
One of the most enthusiastic members of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce , he was promin- 
ently identified with every movement of civic progress . 

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Dela Hargrave; a daughter, Mrs. Myrl Sheets of 
Fullerton, and three sons: A. C. Hargrave of Ontario, George M. Hargrave of Honolulu and 
Edgar J. Hargrave of El Centre. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Friends 's Church 

in Yorba Linda. Burial will be in Loma Vista Cemetery." ...YORBA LINDA STAR 

********** November 12, 1931 

PIONEER WOMAN DIES 

A pioneer mother, Mrs. Mary Taylor, widow of Daniel Taylor, Civil War veteran, passed 
away at her home here at 5 o'clock on Monday morning following an illness that had lasted 

over a period of several weeks. . . . .FAIRMOUNT NEWS. 

********** November 12, 1931 

VIVIAN MORGAN DIED IN FARGO 
Vivian Morgan, of Walcott, pioneer resident of Richland County, died at a Fargo Hosp- 
ital on Wednesday, following a surgical operation to which he submitted a week ago. 

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Funeral services will be held at the Barrie Congregational Church, near Walcott 
Friday afternoon. Mr. Morgan settled in Fargo in 1879 and later moved to Barrie Township 
in Richland County. He was active in church work, as well as in Sunday school, and in the 
days when North Dakota was becoming a state he was a youthftil leader in the fight for the 
inclusion of the prohibition clause in the state constitution. 

TWICE a LEGISLATOR 

Twice Mr. Morgan served his state as a member of the Legislature, elected from Rich- 
lamd County to the House of Representatives session in 1901 and 1905 . He was president of 
the Farmers Union unit in Richland County; president of the Richland County Federal Farm 
Loan Association and secretary of the Cass County Farm Loan Association. He was a member 
of Shiloh Lodge, No. 1, A. F. smd A. M., Fargo. 

********** November 19, 1931 

NICK DIFFERDING DIED TODAY 

As we go to press we learn of the death of Nick Differding early this morning, follow- 
ing a long siege of illness. Death occurred while residing at the home of his son, Peter 
Differding, southeast of this city. 

Fxoneral services will be conducted on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Philip's 
Church. Deceased came to this county from Germany and had made his home in this community 
since pioneer days. He was 64 years old. An obituary will be available for publication 
next week. ********** November 19, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Coppin, Mrs. Fred Coppin and family, Mrs. Earl Coppin and John 
Coppin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown attended the funeral of their Uncle, Alfred Coppin, held 
on Friday at the undertaJcing parlors in Wahpeton . 

********** November 19, 1931 

The baby girl, born on Wednesday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Keesch, passed away 
after only a short four hours of life. 

********** November 19, 1931 



Mrs. Matt Schram received word from Minneapolis last week Wednesday of the death of 

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her niece, Mrs. Tom Graham. ********** 



William Bell, former Wahpeton merchant passed away on Wednesday night in Fargo, where 
he resided since 1923, when he retired from business in Wahpeton. He had been a patient in 
a Fargo Hospital since Oct. 29th. Mr. Bell was bom in Ontario, Canada on June 18th, 1868. 
...FAIRMOUNT NEWS. ********** November 19, 1931 

MRS. ETTA HANKINSON DIED AT LOS ANGELES 
A message from G. Ross Fowler, former Hankinson resident, announces the death of Mrs. 
Etta M. Hankinson, at her home in Los Angeles, CA., at midnight on Tuesday. Pneumonia was 
the cause of death. 

Deceased was the widow of Col. Richard H. Hankinson, founder of the city of Hankinson, 
and many years of her married life were spent at the Hankinson country home on the banks of 

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Lake Elsie. She was well known among the pioneers of this region and news of her death 
comes as a distinct shock to many friends here. She was a charter member of Zxirah Chapter 
of the Eastern Star, as was her late husbcind. 

One married daughter, Mrs. Elsie Horton, resides in Los Angeles, and Herbert L. Hank- 
inson, a son of Col. Hankinson by an earlier marriage, resides in Minneapolis. 

Deceased was 74 years old and for many years has made her heme in Los Angeles. No 
word has been received as to the funeral cirrangements , but is is presumed that the remains 
will be brought to Minneapolis and laid to rest beside her late husband in Lakeside Cemetery. 

********** November 26, 1931 

MATH KRAKER DIED 
Mathias Kraker, pioneer Wahpeton citizen, died at his heme on November 19th, follow- 
ing an illness of six months' duration. 

********** November 26, 1931 

LITTLE CHILD DIED FRIDAY 

James Christiansen, the 13 month old son of Mrs. Mary Christiansen, died Friday at 
the Breckenridge Hospital frcm convxilsions . 

Funeral services were held from the W. J. Chapin home on Saturday afternoon. Rev. W. 
A. Smith, preaching the ceremony. The funeral party left the following morning for Humboldt, 
MN., where the child was buried beside his father, Gordon Christiansen, who passed away last 
March. ********** November 26, 1931 

MRS. H, C. MEYER DIED SUDDENLY 

Relatives and friends were sadly shocked Tuesday to learn of the death of Mrs . Herbert 
C. "Meyer, which occurred at her home at 7 o'clock Tuesday night. Mrs. Meyer had given birth 
to a little child on Sunday, and on Tuesday had arisen and soon collapsed. A physician was 
called but death had called a mother HOME before he could arrive . 

Mrs. Herb Meyer was born on Sept. 3rd, 1898 in the LaMars community, where she grew to 
womanhood. In August of 1920, she was united in holy wedlock to Herbert C. Meyer, and to 
this union three children were born. She was a true mother and a faithful, loving wife, res- 
pected and greatly admired by all for her Christian character and friendly spirit, and her 
untimely demise at the age of only 33 years leaves a void in the home and community which 
time cannot erase. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her mother, Mrs. John Meyer; her husband, and three 
children, Angeline, age 7; Howard, 3; and the little three day old baby, Anton. Besides 
these there remains six brothers, Pete, Tony, Mike, Math, John and Nicholas, all of this 
community; and five sisters, Mrs. Bernard Gorman, of Kenmare; Catherine, of Minneapolis; Mrs. 
Pete Faust; and Josephine and Gertrude at home. 

Fvmeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church. 

********** December 3, 1931 

FORMER GREENDALE MAN AUTO VICTIM 

Olaf Anderson, of Greendale, received word on Friday of the death of his uncle, Andrew 
Olson, formerly of Greendale Township, now of Little Rock, AR., who was killed in an auto 

accident on Thanksgiving Day. He left Saturday to attend the f vmeral . , , ,„,, 

December 3, 1931 

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ROMAN SCHELENEY DIES 
The little 6 year old son of Mr . and Mrs . Frank Scheleney of 1222 Wisconsin Ave . , 
Wahpeton, died suddenly last Sunday of diphtheria. Burial was made on Monday in Calvary 
Cemetery, Father Jande officiating. Another child in the Scheleney family, 8 years old, 
is reported very ill also. 

********** December 3, 1931 

VICTOR RESIDENT PASSED AWAY 
Fritz Seefeld, resident of the State Line community south, died at his home on Thanks- 
giving of pneumonia. Mr. Seefeld was taken ill about two years ago, and has suffered period- 
ically since . Six days before his death pneumonia set in and was the direct cause of his 
demise. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 29th, from the home, near Victor, and also 
at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Hankinson. Rev. Meier officiated. Interment was made in 
the cemetery of this congregation . 

OBITUARY 
Fritz Seefeld was 74 years, 6 months and 26 days old at the time of his death. He was 
bom in Pommeran, Germany, on April 30th, 1857. When he first came to this country he work- 
ed in Hutchinson, MN. , for several years and in 1895 he took up a homestead near Victor, SD., 
where he lived the rest of his life. 

Mr. Seefeld was married by Rev. Rallmann to Miss Pauline Laboda, on Dec. 30th, 1896, 
eUid this union was blessed with 11 children, of whom one child, Eric, died about 23 years 
ago. 

He is survived by his wife, Pauline, (nee Laboda), 2 married children, Elrna, Mrs. 
Bryan Ellion, of Davenport, lA. , and Paul, of White Rock, SD.; and eight other children who 
are still at homej Oscar, Bemhard, Reinhard, Orin, Esther, Fred, Ruben and Gertrude. Two 
sisters cmd one brother also survive: Mrs. George Kuehlwein, Mrs. August Lenz, and Herman, 
who lives near Hutchinson, MN. 

********** December 3, 1931 

MRS. KATE McCULLUM PASSED AWAY 
Word was received here on Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Kate McCvillimi, who passed 
away at St. Josephs Hospital in St. Paul, on Tuesday, following an illness of pleurisy. 
Deceased is a daughter of Mrs. B. Mouer, of this city, and left here many years ago to make 
her home in St . Paul . 

Four sons remain to mourn their loss: George, Ralph, Edward and Eugene. Her brothers, 
Pete and Losco Mouer, and sisters, Mrs. John Bommersbach, Sr., and Mrs. Mike Scheller, accom- 
panied by John Bommersbach ,- Jr . , left Wednesday for St. Paul to attend the funeral. 

********** December 3, 1931 

MRS. ETTA MARY HANKINSON 
Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Mary Hankinson, 74, widow of the late Richard H. Hank- 
inson, first president of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., of Minneapolis, were conductec 
on Nov. 27th, in Los Angeles, where she died at her home on Nov. 24th. ...MPLS TRIBUNE.... 

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WAHPETON MAN DIES 
Louis Schenniun, a resident of this county for 40 years, died at his home at 119 Utah 
Ave. at 4:45 AM., Thanksgiving Day, will be buried at 2:30 either Saturday or Monday after- 
noon from the Bethel Lutheran Church here with Rev. J. C. wisnaes officiating. Mr. Schennum 
had been ill for four years but was in better health when he was stricken fatally ill. 

********** December 3, 1931 

REV. SMITH'S FATHER DIES 
Rev. W. A. Smith received word that his father passed away very suddenly on Friday and 
left at once for his home at Edgar, WI., to attend the funeral services, which were held on 

Monday afternoon. ********** .. ., ■,^^-, 

■i ********** December 3, 1931 

INFANT MEYER CHILD FOLLOWS MOTHER TO HOME 

Funeral services were held on Saturday at St. Philip's Church for Mrs. Herbert C. 
Meyer and her little infant son. A large number of people attended to pay their last resp- 
ects to the mother and babe. The child, bom on Sunday, Dec. 1st, passed away on Friday, 
the day previous to his mother's funeral, both were laid to rest side by side. The sympathy 
of our community goes out to the relatives who have suffered double sorrow in this tragic 
occurance. ********** December 10, 1931 

FULL ACCOUNT OF OLSON DEATH 

Full account of the death of Andrew Olson, former pioneer Greendale Township resident, 
at Hot Springs, AR. , is contained in the following writeup from the Hot Springs Record, 
which was given the NEWS by Olaf Anderson, who returned Saturday from Hot Springs, where he 
attended the funeral. 

Andrew Olson came to Hankinson in 1882 and a few years later settled in Greendale 
Township where he farmed until 1914, when he sold out and moved to Hot Springs, AR. He is 
survived by a sister, Mrs. Christina Johnson, of Sweden, and nephew, Mr. Olaf Anderson, of 
Hankinson . 

Funeral services were held at Hot Springs on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, and burial was made 
at that place. 

"Andrew Olson, 74, Mountain Valley Township, a pioneer and thrifty farmer of this 
covinty, was killed late Friday afternoon just over the border of Garland and in Saline Cou- 
nty, when an automobile in which he was riding, skidded from the soft road, went over a ten- 
foot embankment, and pinioned him underneath." 

"Frank and Virgil McKeenly, were with him at the time. Frank was driving and was also 
pinioned under the car. Virgil leaped clear of the car as it fell, except one limb, which 
kept him fast for a few minutes after the accident, but from which he extricated himself 
later. He could not by himself remove the car from the other two, so he went off for help. 

In the meanwhile a school bus , driven by Lem Hester , came along by the scene of the 
accident. The driver, with the assistance of all his kiddie passengers, tugged with the car 
until they finally lifed it from the pinioned men." 

"Olson was dead when the car was lifted from him. Virgil McKeely said that Olson had 

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called to him inmiediately after the accident to try to get him out, but that he told Olson 
and his brother he too was pinioned , but not seriously hurt . " 

"Olson was going to Craigtown in Saline County on some cattle business at the time, 
and was accompanied by the two young men. They were moving slowly at the time. The roads 
were very wet from the rains and at places where there was no gravel, were very slippery. 
It was at a point where the car got beyond control that it began to slip and soon was over- 
turned twice and landed up against a couple of trees with two of the occupants underneath." 

Mr. Olson was very thrifty and had accumulated quite a sum of money. 

********** December 10, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. JOE S CHUCK 

John Green and son, Lowell, left on Monday for Cologne, MN., where they attended the 
funeral of the former's sister, Mrs. Joe Schuck, which was held on Tuesday. They then went 
to Minneapolis and will be accompanied home by Ross Green, who will spend his Christmas vac- 
ation at his parental home here . 

********** December 17, 1931 

GREAT BEND PIONEER DEAD 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Lutheran Church at Great Bend for Edward 
Hingst, a resident of that city since 1882, who died Saturday. Hundreds of his relatives 
and pioneer friends attended the service to pay last tribute to another of our rapidly de- 
parting pioneers. 

Mr. Hingst suffered a stroke, and was fovmd on Saturday by neighbors when they called 
at _his home. He had evidently fallen, when stricken, against the stove and was in a dazed 
condition . 

Deceased was born in Germany and came to America in 1871, and after making his home 
in Wisconsin for several years, moved to Great Bend, to take up a homestead. He was a vet- 
eran of the Austro-Prussian War of 1871. 

A son, Albert, and a step-son, Albert Ambach, survive with many other near relatives. 

********** December 17, 1931 

MRS. JOHN DEANS BURIED IN GRAVE AT FAIRMOUNT 

Funeral services were conducted at Fairmount on Dec. 18th, for Mrs. John Deans, Sr., 
who died at Graceville on Tuesday. Services were held from the Methodist Church and burial 
was in the local cemetery. Mrs. Deems was married at Fairmount on Sept. 13th, 1885. The 
family have since made their home here and at Breckenridge , MN. Mrs. Deans is survived by 
her husband, two sons, John, Jr., and Claire, both of Tenney, MN., and three daughters, Mrs. 
Minnie Goldman, Milwaukee, Mrs. Ted Mahar, Breckenridge, and Mrs. Rose Berger, living at 
home. Two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Nels Johnson, Mrs. P. G. Stevens and John Buckmaster, 
all alive in Fargo. 



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December 23, 1931 



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19 3 2 

E. A. KING DIED OF PNEUMONIA 

E. A. King, one of the eaxliest settlers of the city of Hcinkinson, passed away at his 
home in this city on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, a victim of plural pneumonia. Mr. 
King was taken ill last Tuesday and on Thvirday became critically ill with pneumonia, and 
although relatives and friends hoped he would be able to svirvive the ravages of the malady, 
his age of nearly four score years, proved too great a handicap, and he passed away after 
eight days' illness. 

Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church Saturday sifternoon at 2 o' 
clock. Rev. Smith conducting the ritual, and business in the home city will cease during 
the services. 

Emmet A. King was bom May 26th, 1854, in Onandago County, NY., living there until 
1882, then moved to Reeds Corners, WI., where he married Nellie Valentine in 1881, who died 
ten years later. He then moved to Breckenridge in 1894, where he worked for the Great North- 
em Railway as a trainman. He married Hilda Schroeder of Hankinson in 1895 and then moved 
to Aberdeen, SD. He came to Hankinson in 1897, and engaged in railroading, and also in the 
restaurant business. Thirty years ago an accident happened which prevented his following 
railroad work and he engaged in other endeavors in this city. For several years he had been 
police magistrate for Hankinson and manager of the city weigh department, duties which he 
fulfilled ably and conscientiously. Throughout his many years' residence in Hankinson he 
has made friends by the hundreds with his pleasing personality and general humorous dispos- 
ition, and to all his untimely death is a severe shock. Although almost 80 years old, Mr. 
King enjoyed exceptionally good health until stricken last week. 

In 1895, Jvily 5th, Mr. King was xinited in marriage to Miss Hilda Schroeder, and to 
this union two children were bom, Charles and Harry, both residents of this city, who with 
many near relatives and friends survive to mourn their loss. 

********** January 7, 1932 

RICHLAND PIONEER DIED WEDNESDAY 

Carl Radloff, pioneer settler of the Lidgerwood community, passed away at the Ander- 
son home in Lidgerwood on Wednesday morning at 5:30, following a critical illness since 
Christmas, when he was stricken with apoplexy. 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Evangelical Church in Lidger- 
wood, Rev. Meier officiating. 

Mr. Radloff was born in Pomeran, Germany, in 1861, and came to America in July of 1883. 
He first settled at Winona, MN., later going to Casselton. In 1888 he moved to the Lidger- 
wood community, where he took up a homestead, and had since made his home. 

He was a very prominent citizen and was active in church work, having been president 
of the Evangelical Church for many years . 

While at Casselton he was married to Matilda Grunholz, and to this union eight child- 
rend were born, three of whom preceded him in death. Surviving to mourn their loss are: 

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Frieda Schultz, Otto, William, Emil and Elwood, besides a host of friends made during his 

50 years in Richland County. 

********** January 7, 1932 

FORMER HANKINSON WOMAN AUTO VICTIM 

Word has been received here by Mrs. A. C. Payne of the death of Mrs. Elmer Hayes, 

formerly of HanMnson, now of Milwaukee. Mrs. Hayes was killed in an auto accident, but 

details are lacking . 

********** January 7, 1932 

STATE LINE MAN DIED AT BRITTON 

Adolph Meyer, 30 years old, passed away on Dec. 31st, at a Britton hospital, a suff- 
erer of an ailment of the kidneys. The young main became seriously ill in November and on 
the 12th of that month was taken to the hospital. Later his condition became very critical 
and it was intended to remove him to the Mayo hospital, but death relievd him of his suffer- 
ings. 

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the German Lutheran Church, of which he 
was a member, and were largely attended by relatives, neighbors and friends. 

Adolph was born in Minnesota Township, Roberts County, Oct. 24th, 1901, and made his 
home in the county ever since. His father and mother both preceeded him in death when he 
was a child, and he had made his home with Mrs. Caroline Meyer. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are; his stepmother, Mrs. Caroline Meyer, and three bro- 
thers, Ernest and Carl, at home, and Paul Meyer, of Lorebum, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. 
Wm. Daleen, of Rosholt, and Bertha and Helen at home, besides numerous near relatives. 
~ ********** January 7, 1932 

DROWNED IN BIG STONE 

A man named Edward Erickson of Lake City, MN., was visiting relatives at Big Stone, 
drove through a hole in the ice about ten miles north of Big Stone last Saturday morning 
and was drowned. He went out to spend the day fishing through the ice and when he did not 
return a search was made for him. Oily water in the opening in the lake led the searchers 
to investigation and they found his car and body in twelve feet of water. He is survived 
by his wife and a four year old son. . . . .WILMOT ENTERPRISE.... 

********** January 7, 1932 

A large crowd attended the funeral of Adolph Meyer last Sunday. Services were held 
from the house at 1 PM and from the German Lutheran Church at 2 PM. Rev. Cloether conducted 
the ftoneral, preaching in both German and English. Interment was made in the cemetery near 
the church. ********** January 7, 1932 

JACOB FISCHER FUNERAL TODAY 

Jacob Fischer, a resident of Hankinson for nearly thirty years, died at his home on 
Monday at midnight, following an illness of only a couple of days. 

Funeral services were held today at St. Philip's Chxirch at 10 AM., Fr. Studnicka con- 
ducting the mass, and was largely attended by his neighbors and relatives of this community. 



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Jacob Fischer was bom in Austria on July 15, 1859, and was 73 years old at the 
time of his death. In February of 1883, he was united in marriage to Katherine Fischer, 
and to this union ten children were bom, three of whom survive to mourn their loss: Mrs. 
Nick Benroth , Mrs . Martin Jaeger and John J . Fischer . 

Twenty nine years ago the family immigrated to the United States, came to Hankinson, 
and have since made this city their home. 

********* * January 14, 1932 

MBS. E. F. MOVIUS DIED IN LOS ANGELES HOME 

Mrs. Ernst F. Movius, a pioneer mother of Lidgerwood, died at her home in Los Angeles, 
CA., after a long illness. 

Eight children survive their mother. Besides those mentioned there are Dr. W. G. 
Movius, of Mohall, a dentist; Emil 0. Movius, of Selah, WA.; Mrs. H. F. Hinz, of Lidgerwood; 
Mrs. Henrietta Christenson, of Los Angeles and Mrs. Marie Femer, of Los Angeles. 

Interment was in Inglewood Cemetery, Los Angeles. 

********** January 14, 1932 

DR. C. McDONELL DIED AT WINONA 
Over-Exertion While Attending Neighbor Caused Heart Attack 

Word was received in Hsinkinson on Tuesday, of the death of Dr. Chas . H. McDonell, at 
his home in Winona, MN. , death being caused by heart failure. 

Meagre reports of the demise of the physician were received, and say that the doctor 
was called to revive a neighbor, who had been overcome by carbon monoxide gas fumes, and 
over-exertion on the part of the physician caused the fatal attack of heart trouble. 

Dr. McDonell was 54 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Hankinson in 
1906 from Chicago, where he graduated from a medical school and entered enthusiastically 
into the civic and social life of this community. 

In 1916 he was elected mayor of this city, and advocated making improvements to make 
the city modem. He served as mayor two terms. 

In 1924 he left for Winona, MN., and has served that city as city physician for the 
past seven years. 

Deceased was prominent in lodge circles, being a member of Hankinson Chapter, A. F. S 
A. M., and a Shriner, and was a post graduate of the Univ. of Minnesota. News of his death 
was a distinct shock to his friends in this city. Funeral arrangements have not been ann- 
ounced here. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife; one daughter, Eva; and one son, Charles, 
Jr., ********** January 14, 1932 

HARRIS, FORMER WAHPETON RAILWAY AGENT, SUCCUMBS 
Wahpeton, Jan, 12th...VJord was received here today of the death on Sunday of G. L. 
Harris, pioneer Wahpeton railroad man and business man, at Brandenton, FL., where he was 
spending the winter. Mr. Harris died as the result of a paralytic stroke. 

********** January 14, 1932 



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MRS. STEPHENSON DIES 
Mrs. Christine Miller Stephenson, a long time resident of Rosholt vicinity, passed 
away on Saturday, Dec. 26th, after a long illness. She was bom at Sumner, lA., on March 
14th, 1875, and was married to Edwin J. Stephenson on Oct. 17th, 1894. In 1900 they came 
to the Rosholt neighborhood. Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her husband and three children. 
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 28th, in the Methodist Church at White Rock. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** January 14, 1932 

RECEIVES WORD OF DEATH OF NEPHEW 
Albert Pribbernow received a message on Monday from his brother, Fred, of Gully, MT., 
of the death of his youngest son, Carl, at the age of three years, who passed away after_. 
an operation. The former's brother, Carl Pribbernow, who lives in Greendale Township, left 
immediately Tuesday morning to attend the funeral. 

********** January 21, 1932 

PIONEER EFFINGTON MERCHANT DIED 
A. F. Hegne, pioneer New Effington business man, died Sunday night from an illness of 
several years ' duration . 

Mr. Hegne operated the Hegne general store since the town was established, and enjoyed 
a wide acqfuaintance throughout this territory. He came to New Effington from Barrett, MN. 

Funeral services aire being held today at the Lutheran Church, of which he was a charter 
member. Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife, who is sightless, and six children, 
two of whom reside at New Effington. 

_ ********** January 21, 1932 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Herding and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach and sons, John, 
Frank and Peter, motored to Fairmount on Saturday, where they attended the funeral services 
of Miss Leah Cays. ********** January 21, 1932 

FAIRMOUNT ITEMS ... .Miss Leah Cays, of the Fairmovmt community, passed away at her home 
on Thursday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday morning. 

********** January 21, 1932 

OBITUARY 
(Winona Republican Herald) 
Dr. Charles H. McDonell, Winona County physician since 1925, died suddenly at his home 
at 403 West Wabasha St., at 10:45 AM., today of a heart attack. Ke was 54 years old. 

Stricken while at work in the basement of his home early Sunday afternoon, Dr. McDon- 
ell 's condition was reported somewhat better Monday. He was seized with a second attack 
on Tuesday morning, from which he failed to rally. 

Overexertion in carrying on his practice was believed responsible for his sudden death. 
He had not been ill before Sunday but had been in the best of health the last few weeks . 
Saturday evening he was one of the physicians called to assist in resuscitation methods on 
Albert Ward, a neighbor, who was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in his garage. With 



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another doctor, he worked over him more than an hour, but Sunday morning he was apparently 
in good health and made several professional calls. 

Dr. McDonell was re-elected county physician to begin his eighth year in that office 
at the annual session of the Winona County Board of Commissioners here last week and Thurs- 
day accompanied the commissioners and other county officials to the covinty farm where they 
were entertained at dinner. 

With his fconily he came to Winona in Sept. of 1924, from Hankinson, ND., where he had 
been a practicing physician aind surgeon for 18 years , The following January he was elected 
County Physician to succeed Dr. W. V. Lindsay and he held that position up to the time of 
his death in addition to carrying on his own practice. 

He attended Notre Dame University at South Bend, IN., where he was a qucirterback on 
the Notre Dame football team, and then attended Loyola Univ. at Chicago, from which he grad- 
uated in medicine. Later he took a post-graduate course in the medical school at the Univ. 
of Minnesota and then began his practice at Hankinson. 

Dr. McDonell, who was widely known throughout the couty and nearby Wisconsin, was born 
in Elmira, NY., on Oct. 1st, 1877. He is survived by his wife, who today was seriously ill 
from shock as the result of Dr. McDonell's sudden death, one son, Charles, Jr., who is a 
senior at Winona Senior High School and one daughter, Mrs. Warren G. Clairk, whose marriage 
was announced on Dec. 26, 1931. 

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner, also a member of the Fargo temple, 
and a member of the Kiwanis Club and Westfield Golf Club here. He always took an active 
interest in sports here cind on many occasions treated injured players without charge. 

********** January 21, 1932 

YOUNG WOMAN LAID TO REST 

Our community was shocked and greatly grieved last Thursday morning when word came 
that Leah Cays had suddenly passed away at 3:45 AM., at the home of her parents west of town 

Leah, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Cays, was bom on Dec. 12th, 1911 at 
Fairmount, being 20 years, 1 month and 2 days old; she lived here and received her education 
in the public schools of this place . She graduated from the Fairmount High School in 1929 
and since that time has remained at home, where her sunny disposition was the life and joy 

of the household. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** January 28, 1932 

GREAT BEND LAD DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Relatives and friends were deeply grieved when news was circulated of the death of 
August Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Krueger, which occurred at the Lutheran Institut- 
ion at Watertown, WI., where he was taken in Sept. of 1931. 

August contracted pneumonia and succwimbed, after a short illness, on Saturday, Jan. 
23rd, at the age of 17 years. 

F\meral services were held on Wednesday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Great 
Bend, Rev. J. Rengstorf officiating, burial being made in the cemetery just south of Great 
Bend. 

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Sxirviving to mourn their loss axe his parents; three brothers, Paul, Herbert and Geo- 
rge, Jr., and three sisters, Carolina, Myrtle and Fern. The body was brought here on Sun- 
day for burial. 

The deepest sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. 

********** January 28, 1932 

PIONEER HOMESTEADER BURIED 

John Biske, of the south community, a homesteader of 1892, passed away at his home on 
Sunday morning, following an illness of a year's duration. 

On Sept. 30th, he v;as stricken with paralysis, and since then had been bedridden. De- 
ceased was 67 years old. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Swedish Lutheran Church by Rev. Olson and Rev. 
Reed, of New Effington, on Sunday. 

John Bisek was bom in Two Creek, WI., on January 1st, 1865. He moved with his parents 
to Reno Township, Lowry, MN., and then moved to Kensington, MN., and engaged in business 
until 1892, when he filed on a homestead in Roberts County. 

He was married to Anna Nelson, of Kensington, on Jan. 15th, 1896. They moved on their 
homestead and lived there until 1905 , when they moved back to Kensington and engaged in busi- 
ness vintil 1918. Then they returned to his homestead and lived there iintil his death. 

Four children were bom to them, two of whom died in infancy, the others, Mrs. Or lie 
Holland, of Hammer, and Martin, of New Effington, along with his wife, remain to mourn 
their loss. 

_ He also leaves to mourn; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Joe Benson, and Charle; 
and Peter, of New Effington; Mrs. John Brosh and Adolph, of Lowry, MN.; sind Mrs. Thomas Han- 



zlik, of Harlowton, Montana. ********** 



January 28, 1932 



Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuster and the former's brother, Fred, left on Sunday morning 
for Fulda, MN. , where they joined other relatives, and left for Ochenton, lA., where they 
attended the funeral of an uncle on Monday afternoon. The Schusters returned here on Wed- 
nedsay evening. ********** January 28, 1932 

■ ^ POLLY KRIESEL DIED TODAY 

As we go to press we learn of the death of Miss Polly Kriesel, a pioneer woman of this 
community, who passed away at her home in this city today at 11:45 AM., following several 
weeks' illness of pneumonia and complications. 

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made but will presumably be held on Monday. 
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. 

Deceased was born in Jackson County, WI . , and came to Dakota territory in 1880, settl- 
ing, with her parents, near Great Bend. About 30 years ago she came with the family to Hank- 
inson, where she has since made her home and was highly regarded by the people of the entire 
community . 

The condition of the stricken woman took a turn for the worse a few days ago, and 
relatives were called and were at the bedside at the time of her death. 

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An obituary will appear in next week's issue of the NEWS. 

********** February 4, 1932 

WM. PELVIT FtJNERAL 
Funeral services were held at Breckenridge on Monday for William Pelvit, who died 
last Friday at the St. Francis Hospital. 

Deceased was quite well known in Hankinson, where he has many relatives, among them 
being the Qias. Hein, Harry Krause and Herman Webber and Mrs. D. Meide families. 

********** February 4, 1932 

Belated reports of an accident last month in California, which resulted in the death 
of Hulda Kramer, a sister of Mrs. A. E. Willard, former Hankinson resident, were received 
in this city this week. The Kramers were well known in this community. 

********** February 4, 1932 

MR. LORENZ'S MOTHER DIES 
Albert Lorenz and family received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. F. Lorenz, 
78 years old, who lived in Alexandra, MM. Mrs. Lorenz died Friday morning at 6 o'clock, 
following a short illness. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the Evangelical 
Church at Alexandria, Rev. Bartz officiating. 

********** February 4, 1932 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelsey and children left Thursday noon on 108 for Minneapolis to 
attend the funeral of the latter 's brother, Archie Lowe, a passenger brakeman out of Ender- 
lin, who passed away after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at Minneapolis, thei: 
former home. ********** Febrtiary 4, 1932 

TERRIBLE SCENES AT WRECK 

The scene of the wreck of the Great Northern Empire Bxiilder and Milwaukee freight near 
Wahpeton on Saturday was one of immense confusion when a horde of curious people arrived an 
hour or so after the disaster to view the wreckage. A mixup of automobiles on the wagon road 
was caused by everyone attempting to drive as close as possible to the tangled mass of debrii 

Undertakers, doctors, section men and passengers were darting about in confusion. Sev- 
eral huge bonfires had been built from parts of Milwaukee freight cars , which were reduced 
to kindling, and served a double purpose in keeping onlookers warm and in helping to disperse 
the steam emerging from the water from bursted boilers. 

The body of Engineer Ostrander, of the Milwaukee, was the last to be found, and require 
some digging to remove it from the ditch where it had become frozen in snow and water. Con- 
siderable maneuvering was necessary before it was encased in the undertaker's basket and rem- 
oved to town. 

The body of Timothy 0' Conner, of Minneapolis, Milwaukee fireman, was found first on the 
highway 20 feet from the engine, by E. D. Lvrni, the torso and head badly crushed. 

Fireman Albert Tipping 's corpse was removed from the cab of the Empire Builder, skull 
fractured and body badly scalded. Jerry English, G. N. engineer, the only survivor of the 
engine crews , was scalded and sustained cuts about the head . 

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with the removal of the last of the victims , wrecking crews began in earnest to xin- 
tangle the wreckage and clear the right of way for other trains. The Milwaukee engine, ten- 
der, and seme of the boxccirs were hopelessly wrecked and no attempt was made to salvage them. 
The tender was carried on the pilot of the immense Empire Builder engine, for some 300 feet, 
before being tossed to the side as the plowing tons of driving steel plowed to rest on its 
side in the ditch. 

Some realization of the terrific impact of the Empire Builder as it crashed head-on 
into the side of the Milwaukee engine, may be gained from the fact that the smaller engine 
was turned almost completely around and hurled into the ditch over the side of the larger 
engine. A drive wheel from the Milwaukee engine, its shaft twisted and bent, lay on the 
highway, fifty feet from the pile of scrap iron that was once an engine. 

The entire scene was one which might inspire a poet or fictionist, and will not soon 
be forgotten by those who saw it first hand . It is hard to conceive in one ' s mind that a 
half million dollars worth of property could be so suddenly and completely wrecked. 

********** February 4, 1932 

RECEIVES NEWS OF DEATH OF FATHER 

Miss Nellie Kenyon received a message last night conveying the sad news of the death 
of her father. Judge Kenyon, of Owatonna, MN. Miss Kenyon leaves today for that city to 
attend the funeral. ********** February 11, 1932 

HOLD FUNERAL OF GEORGE BERNARD 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church on Monday morning for George Bernard 
Richland County pioneer farmer, who passed away at his home near Great Bend on Friday at 
6:30 AM. 

Fr. Studnicka conducted the requiem high mass, and was assisted by Fr. Sabastian Ber- 
nard, of Milwaukee (a brother of the deceased), Fr. Duerr, of Lidgerwood, Fr. Bierens, of 
Fairmount, and Frs. Janda and Meyer, of Wahpeton. 

Mr. Bernard suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago, and death followed after the 
short illness. George Bernard was well liked and respected by all who knew him. His death 
marks the passing of another of the sturdy characters who helped to build Richland County. 

George Bernard was bom at Mt. Calvary, WI . , in 1869. In 1887 he came to Richland 
County to farm. In 1892 he was married to Miss Veronica Miesen, also of Mount Calvary. 

Of their thirteen children, two, Ludwig and Anna, preceeded him in death. Surviving 
him, besides his wife, are their children: Math, Leska, now Mrs. Peter Wawers : Frank, Adolph 
Rose, now Mrs. A. E. Schultz: Angela, now Mrs. G. Bauer; Leo, Edward, Henry, Sabina and Will- 
iam, nineteen grandchildren and three brothers. Rev. Fr. Sebastion Bernard, of Milwaukee; 
Math, of Tyler and Arnold, of St. Joseph, MN. 

********** February 11, 1932 

GREENDALE Mr. and Mrs. C. H. V7itt, Mrs. Henry Sander and daughter, A. E. Milbrandt 

and son, Henry Sander and Mary Muehler motored to Wyndmere to attend the funeral of a cousin. 
Mrs. John Port, who died last Monday at the Breckenridge Hospital. 

********** February 11, 1932 

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LAKE CITY MAN DIED AFTER BAD ACCIDENT 

The whole Lake City comnmnity was stiinned last week when the news spread that Herbert 
Sckerel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Sckerl, had been seriously injured in an accident on Squaw 
Hill where a number of the young had gone toboggcin sliding. 

The party Herbert was with struck a wire fence and while several members of the party 
were cut and scratched Herbert was so badly injured that little hope for his recovery was 
held out. The wire struck him across the throat, severing one jugular vein and his windpipe. 
He was brought to the Britton Hospital for treatment at once, arriving here about midnight. 

He died later. SISSETON JOURNAL PRESS 

********** February 11, 1932 

Mrs. Ed LaQua received word on Tuesday morning of the death of her mother, Mrs. Cath- 
erine O'Niel, of Kensel, ND., who was 76 years old. Mr. and Mrs. LaQua left immediately to 
be present at the funeral, which was held today (Thursday.) 

********** February 11, 1932 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS PAULINE KRIESEL 

Funeral services for Pauline Kriesel were held from her home on Monday afternoon, Jan. 
8th. Rev. E. J. Schroeder, of the Evangelical Church of Great Bend, conducted the services. 
The home was filled with sorrowing friends , who came to pay last respects to one who was 
always willing to give aid when needed. Rev. Schroeder and Mrs. G. W. Worner sang two beaut: 
ful songs. 

Pallbearers were Fred Worner, John J. Peitz, Frank H. Peitz, Fred Radloff, Jr., David 
Mcllwain and Alfred Hein. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery in the family lot. 

The following obituary was read by Rev. Schoreder: 

Pauline Abbey Kriesel was born on Nov. 29th, 1873, in Jackson County, WI . , departed 
this life, in Hankinson, on Feb. 4th, 1932. 

She came to North Dakota with her parents in 1880, settling on a farm northwest of 
Great Bend. Later the family moved from the farm to Hankinson, where Pauline remained with 
her parents until their demise. She, together with her sister, Emma, took up the work of 
practical nursing and brought comfort cind health to many. Undoubtedly many are living today 
because of "Polly's" untiring efforts and her self -giving for the sake of sick. Since the 
death of her sister, Emma, a year ago, she continued her service to suffering hinnanity until 
last October when she was stricken wiath a dread disease, from which she never recovered. 
After four months of endurance she was at last relieved of her bodily pain. 

During the last weeks of her illness she was resigned to God's will. Nothing seemed 
to bring such comfort to her as communion with the Heavenly Father . We often talked to God 
about her recovery, asking God if it be his will she may be restored, and she seemed 
satisfied with God's plan and will. 

She joined the Evangelical Church on June 14th, 1931, and on the same day received 
Christian Baptism. The fellowship on earth was but of short duration, but we believe she has 
gone to the church triumphant before the throne of God. 



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There remain two sisters, Mrs. Ottelie Hoeft, of Great Bend; Mrs. McNeish, of Van- 
couver, B. C; and two brothers, Ernest of Minneapolis, and William of Havana, ND. All 
were present at the funeral except Mrs. McNeish. 

********** February 11, 1932 

FORMER RESIDENT BURIED TODAY 
E^meral services were held on Thursday for Jacob Wolfe, at St. Philip's Church, Rev. 
Fr. Studnicka conducting the services. Mr. Wolfe passed away at Pine County, MN., on Fri- 
day at the age of 81 years, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl Kiontz. 

Deceased formerly resided in this city, where he was at one time employed by Henry 
Hoffman in his blacksmith shop, but left here about twelve years ago to make his home in 
Minnesota. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his sons, John, of Waldo Township: Martin, of Minn- 
eapolis; Frank of Claire City, and their daughters, Mrs. Roy Bergman, of Ellendale and Mrs. 
Frank DeFea, Wheaton; Mrs. Carl Kimtz, Pine County, MN. 

********** February 18, 1932 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JUDGE W. E. KENYON 
Fimeral services were held on Feb. 14th, at Owatonna for Judge W. E. Kenyon. Mr. Ken- 
yon had been judge of the probate court of Steele County for 24 years, being elected in 1908 
and held office continuously since that time. He came to the Minnesota community from New 
York state, with his parents, pioneers of the county. Heart failure was the cause of his 
demise. Miss Nellie Kenyon, teacher in the Hankinson schools, is a daughter of Judge Kenyon 
_ ********** February 18, 1932 

John Stenger received word last week of the death of a nephew at Annandale, MN. 

********** February 18, 1932 

CHAPJLES EOLDT DIED WEDNESDAY 
The community was shocked today to learn of the untimely death of Charles Boldt, pro- 
minent farmer of DeVillo Township, who passed away at his home Wednesday night at 5 o'clock, 
a victim of pneumonia, following a week's illness. Mr. Boldt was taken ill only last week, 
and he became steadily worse until death occurred yesterday. 

Mr. Boldt was known throughout the community as an industrious and capable man, fair 
and square in duties to his neighbors and home, and his passing is greatly regretted by all. 
Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount on Saturday morning 
Mr. Boldt was born on his parent's farm in DeVillo in 1886, and was 45 years old at the time 
of his death. 

Throughout his residence in this coimnunity he had made a wide acquaintance and was 
highly repected throughout the county. Surviving to mourn their loss are: his faithful 
wife, eight sons and two daughters; also two sisters residing in Minnesota. 

********** February 25, 1932 

FRANK BUNTIN CALLED TO BEYOND 
Frank Bvintin, well known resident of this community passed away in the city last Sun- 
day, Feb. 14th, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, after a lingering illness of many months. 

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Mr. Buntin came to Hankinson from Ontario, Canada, in 1905 and engaged in carpenter 
work there. In these years he was often at Lidgerwood and worked at his trade. 

The last years of his life were spent in Lidgerwood, with several trips to California 
and the west coast in search of better health. 

Frank Buntin was born in Iroquois, Ontario, Canada, in 1870, coming to the United 
States in 1895, locating in Massachusetts. He was well liked and respected in the community 
and his passing has brought sorrow to many. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his brother, William, and a half-sister, Mrs. Casey 
Markell, of Rochester, NY. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood at 
2 o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, and interment was made at the Movius Cemetery. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** February 25, 1932 

LOCAL PIONEER PASSES AWAY 

Wenzel Parizek, 75, pioneer farmer, died here on Tuesday. He had been ailing for sev- 
eral months. Wenzel Parizek was bom at Dobra Puda, Czecho-Slovokia, on August 18th, 1857. 
At the age of 24 he married Mary Nemecek. He came to America in 1883 and settled in Rich- 
land County. Mr. Parizek, past president of the Z. C. B. J. Lodge, member of the school 
board of Dexter and road supervisor for many years, retired and moved to Lidgerwood in 1911. 
....LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... ********** February 25, 1932 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TYLER CHILD 

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dozak, who reside on a farm east of Tyler 
was buried on Friday morning at Wahpeton. The little one had been a patient at several 
hospitals during the last half year and everything was being done to regain the little one ' s 
health, but she passed away several days ago at a Fargo Hospital. Sympathy is extended to 
the bereaved family. ********** February 25, 1932 

LAWRENCE MARTIN FUNERAL TODAY 

Lawrence E. Marvin, of Meadow Lake, Sask., Canada, died on Monday morning at 1:13, 
a sufferer of pneumonia, at the Breckenridge Hospital. Mr. Martin had returned from Canada 
for a short visit with his brothers, and contracted the influenza. His condition became 
critical, and he was removed to the Breckenridge Hospital where he died Monday morning. 

Funeral services were in charge of the Hankinson Lodge of the A. F. S A..M., which 

the deceased was a member of. Rev. Smith conducting the services at 1:30 o'clock Thursday 

(today.) Eberhardt post of the American Legion furnished an escort and burial was made 

with full military honors . 

^ OBITURARY 

Lawrence Everett Marvin was bom on Sept. 29th, 1895 in Northwood, lA. , and in 1903 
he came, with his parents, to Hcinkinson where he remained until 1927. 

On April 28, 1918, he enlisted in the American Army and served in the Expeditionary 
forces from that date until April 7th, 1919. He took part in the St. Mihiel drive, was 
gassed and had been a sufferer of complications from this disability since the war. 

Soon after he returned from the army he became a rural mail carrier, which position 
he held on Route # 2, out of Hankinson for eight years. From here he went to Barney, where 



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he continued as a mail carrier for two years and then moved to Meadow Lake , Saskatchewan , 
Canada, in 1929, where he has since resided. 

He is survived by his wife, Loma Armstrong Marvin, whom he married on May 8th, 1920; 
one son, Deiniel Everett Marvin, who was born on May 14th, 1930; three brothers, Charles and 
Sam, of Hankinson, and Fred, of Williston; and one sister, Mrs. Peter Meyer, of Hankinson. 
His wife and baby will remain until spring and then retxam home to Meadow Lake, Sask. 

********** March 3, 1932 

KIDNAPERS TAKE LINDBERG BABY 

The eyes of the Nation are focused upon Hopewell, NY., where the 19 months old son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, famous trans-Atlantic flyer, was kidnaped from his crib 
Tuesday night. 

A demand for $50,000 ransom has been made, the press reports, for the return of the 
child. The parents are said to be attempting to establish a contact with the kidnapers, 
to secure the return of their heir, but at noon today radio reports that the child has not 
yet been returned. 

A prediction was made this morning by news agencies that the child woiild be home by 
noon, but police activity is retarding the return of the child. 

In the meantime congress is attempting to pass a law making kidnaping punishable by 
death. The $20,000,00 heritage of Mrs. Lindbergh, given by her late father. Senator Morrow, 
an international banker, is the goal of the kidnapers. 

*«*♦****** March 3, 1932 

__ ATTEND FUNERAL OF DOCTOR RYAN'S MOTHER 

Mrs. Hannah Ryan died on Wednesday night at 9:20 at her home in St. Paul, at the age 
of 80 years, after an illness of a couple of months' duration. 

Funeral services were held at St. Mark's Church in St. Paul on Saturday at 9 o'clock. 
Mrs. Ryan was a pioneer Minnesotan, residing in early days at Shakopee . An obituary will be 
published next week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan of this city attended the funeral. 



A. J. INGERSON'S FATHER DIES 

A. J. Ingerson received a message on Tuesday evening of the death of his father, C. 
A. Ingerson, at Hutchinson, Mil., at the age of 73 years. Death was due to heart trouble. 
The former's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ingerson, of Kidder, SD., came here early 
Wednesday morning and all left immediately for Hutchinson, where they will attend the fxmer- 
al. Bill Lierman is assisting at the Great Northern depot during the absence of Mj:. Inger- 
son. ********** March 3, 1932 

VEBLEN VICTIM OF YEGGS DIED SATURDAY 

August Peterson, bachelor of 68 years, died Saturday in Veblen, and at an inquest 
held, with three doctors present, the jury decided he came to his death by injuries suffer- 
ed when slugged and robbed by three men three weeks ago. The men, two Swiden's and a man 



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from Waiobay, who were out on bond, were again taken into custody and charged with murder. 
It is alleged the three men, after a wild party with three young girls, commited the crime. 

********** March 3, 1932 

MRS. STRAIT DIES AT FAIRMOUNT 

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Fairmount for Mrs. Eve- 
line Vanelia Strait, 92, pioneer Richland Coimty woman. Mrs. Strait was born in Schenattas, 
NY., and came to Fairmount 52 years ago with her family. Her husband, a Civil War Veteran, 
died in 1913. 

Mrs. Strait died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Eide, at 4 o'clock Monday 
morning. She had been making her home there for a number of years. Just twelve days ago 
Mrs. Strait celebrated her 92nd birthday. She had been ill for about five years. 

********** March 3, 1932 

OBITUARY 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church at Fairmount, 
for Charles H. Boll, prominent farmer of DeVillo Township, who passed away at his home last 
Wednesday evening, a victim of pneumonia, following a week's illness. Everything possible 
was done by physicians, nurses, friends and relatives, but to no avail. Last sacraments 
were administered by Rev. Fr. Jande, of Wahpeton. 

Mr, Boll was born in Brandenburg Township on Nov. 10th, 1886. His parents moved to 
a farm in DeVillo Township shortly after his birth , and he resided there until moving to 
the H. G. Lage farm in 1910, which he had operated ever since. On Nov. 21st, 1911, he was 
united in holy matrimony to Miss Elizabeth M. Berg, at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount, 
by Rev. F. A. Meyer, pastor at that time. The present pastor. Father Bierens, is at Roch- 
ester, and was unable to be present. Father Meyer was again called for the last rites. 

Deceased was a highly respected farmer, and a good citizen and neighbor. He was a 
kind father and a devoted husband. His passing will be keenly felt by all who knew him. 

He leaves to mourn his passing a faithful wife, eight sons and two daughters, Mrs. H. 
Kutzer, William, Harry, Raymond, John, Lawrence, Elizabeth, Arlie, Gerard, Wilfred; three 
sisters, Rika Hoakinson, Annie Radke, Minnie Link, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berg and family, C. 
J. Krimip and family, J. F. Meyer and family, Floyd Eichhorn and family. 

His father preceeded him in death on July 13th, 1930 

Relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral from a distance were: Rika Hoak- 
inson, Grand Forks; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radke and daughter and sons, of Perham, MN., Julius 
Link cind son, William of Grand Forks; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boll of Fergus Falls; H. G. Lage, 
Sagebrook, IL.; Carl A. Lage, Julius Landau, of Anchor, IL. 

Solemn Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. F. A. Meyer, after which he preached an 
eloquent sermon. The body was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery north of Fairmovmt. Pall 
bearers were Mike Schmidt, A. J. Theede , Jake Kutzer, Emil Beeler, Frank Burvee and Emmett 
Fox. ********** March 3, 1932 

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CHILD PASSED AWAY AT FOUR P. M. SATURDAY AND MOTHER FEW HOURS LATER 

Funeral services were held at the Great Bend Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Bruno Miller and infant daughter. Rev. Rengstorf and Rev. Klausler 
officiating at a sad service Icirgely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends . 

Mrs. Miller was taken ill last week with influenza and was moved to the hospital here 
for treatment. On Saturday a little girl was bom at 10 o'clock, but survived only a few 
short hours, passing away about 4 o'clock that afternoon. Mrs. Miller's condition became 
very critical, pneumonia developing cind in her weaikened condition she succumbed to the call 
of death. 

Hilda Ziegelman was bom on Aug. 30th, 1902, at Great Bend, ND., and grew to womanhood 
in that community where her amiable disposition and Christian ideals won for her countless 
admirers throughout the community. In 1921 she was imited in holy wedlock to Mr. Bruno 
Miller, and to this tinion three children were born, two sons, Clemant and Floyd, and the 
little infant girl. 

Besides her husband and two children there survive to mourn their loss; her father. 
Win. Ziegelman; five sisters, Laura, of this city, Mrs. Robert Zietlow, cind Mrs. R. B. Wimer, 
of East Grand Forks, Mrs. Wm. Pieper, of Battle Lake, MN.; Mrs. Wolter Habel, of Maywood, 
IL. ; and two brothers, Robert Ziegelman at Anahiem, CA., and Emil Ziegelman, of Enderlin. 

****** **** March 10, 1932 

SISTER MINGELBERTE FUNERAL FRIDAY MORN 

Sister Mingelberte, O. S. F., died at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN., on 
Wednesday. The funeral will be held at St. John's Abbey on Friday morning. A number of 
sisters from St. Francis at Hankinson will attend the funeral. 

********** March 10, 1932 

ESTIMABLE LADY BURIED AT WAHPETON 

Funeral services were held on Monday at Wahpeton for Mrs. Anthony Minnehan at St. 
Adalbert's Church. 

Mrs. Minnehan was born in Ireland in 1857 and immigrated to the United States when 
25 years old. She was married in 1891, and five children blessed this union. Mrs. Frank 
Hermes, of Fairmount, Mrs. A. Zentgraf, Canada; Mrs. Van Rueden, Hatton; Mrs. Wm. Campbell, 
Fairmount . 

The family moved to Fairmount in the early 90 's and in 1921 moved to Wahpeton, where 
she made her home until her death. 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hammers chmidt, of this city, attended the funeral. 

********** March 10, 1932 

MRS. ALBERT OLSON SUCCUMBED TO HEART ATTACK 

Mrs. Albert Olson, sister of Mrs. Charles Marlowe, passed away suddenly Tuesday morn- 
ing, a victim of a heart attack. This was the shocking news received by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
Marlowe, who left immediately to attend the funeral. 

Mrs. Olson visited in Hankinson last week, and on Sunday was taken to her home in 
Fairfax, MN., by Mr. and Mrs. Marlowe. At that time she was apparently in good health. 

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Mrs. Olson was well known in Hankinson, having visited her sister frequently. 

********** March 10, 1932 

OBITUAEY 
Mrs. Hannah Ryan One of Our Pioneers 

Mrs. Hannah Ryan died at the family home at 2040 Selby Ave., St. Paul, late in the 
evening of Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 1932. She was born in Cedar I^ke Township, Scott County, 
on Aug. 8th, 1851, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Garry, pioneers of this section of Minn- 
esota. Her life span, therefore, was a fvill eighty years last August and she had passed 
the four score milestone of life by six months and sixteen days when her stmimons came. 

A pioneer Scott Cotjnty maiden, in her long lifetime, Hannah Garry Ryan exemplified 
the best traditions of pioneer life. She was a friendly soul, a sincere Christian woman, 
one who was kindliness and hospitality personified, sweet and sincere and true to her ideals 
of rightousness . In the 50 's of last century and in the '60's, the opportunity for school- 
ing amid the virgin forests of Cedar Lake Township were not very extensive; but she attend- 
ed the district school, such as it was, and so avid was she for learning, that she there 
laid the foundation of a personality endowed with innate cxilture and graciousness . Mrs . 
Ryan took a keen interest in life, was broadly informed, was sympathetic with young people. 
Very few women were imbued with a higher sense of appreciation for the goodnesses and mercies 
of life. Possibly this was because she had gone through so much in her own life, for she 
had many trials and tribulations. It was when the Ryan family lived on the farm north of 
Lydia during the late '80's that sickness in the epidemic form visited the home. At one 
time all the children were ill, several of them desperately. In a single day the oldest 
and youngest died of diphtheria. No matter how tribulations came, however, this splendid 
Christian woman always maintained her patient and kindly spirit, sustained and soothed by 
an unfaltering faith in the wisdom of Divine Providence. 

It was from St. Mark's Church that good Mrs. Ryan's funeral took place last Saturday 
morning. It was a very large funeral. She had many friends in her lifetime who will not 
forget her now that she has departed hence. The family have many to console with them in 
their time of sorrow. There are only five of the children living. They are: James Ryan, of 
Bend, OR.; Dr. b. E. Ryan, Hankinson, ND; Dr. Frank Ryan and Miss Mary Ryan, who lived with 
their mother at 2040 Selby Ave. St. Paul, and Theresa, wife of Dr. W. H. Halloran, of Jack- 
son, MN. During her last few years, Mrs. Ryan was ailing; but was ever cheerful. "I have 
the best girls that ever were," she remarked gratefully to visitors again and again, after 
her decline set in, referring to her two daughters and the marvelous attention and loving 
care they gave their mother. Her final illness with cancer was of about three months' 
duration. Mrs. Ryan's faculties were keen and alert to the very end. She passed from this 
life as one going on a journey... a transition from one sphere to another. 

Besides the five children, Mrs. Ryan is mourned by 13 grandchildren and there is one 
great grandchild. A sister. Rev. Sister Stanislaus, of the Visitation Convent in St. Paul, 
who is an invalid, survives her and there are two brothers, Frank Garry of St. Paul and Thos . 
J. Garry, of St. Patrick, this county. JORDAN, MN., INDEPENDENT y^^^^^ iq 1932 

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WAR VETERAN KILLED IN FALL 
Ale M. Stone, 38, World War Veteran, was found dead about 8:30 AM., today on the 
Great Northern tracks a mile east of Breckenridge. Dr. Leo McMahon, Wilkin County Coronor, 
said the man had evidently fallen or jvnnped from the train. 

Stone, according to S. A. Mehl, Great Northern detective, was in Aberdeen SD., Tues- 
day and left there with the intention of going to Fargo. Mehl was of the opinion that Stone 
found he was on the wrong train and jumped off. Railroad officials at Aberdeen said Stone 
had been observed acting qpaeerly there. 

Papers on Stone's person gave his address as care of W. F. Nolechick, Thorpe, WI. 
A coroner's jury decided death was accidental and by freezing. 

********** March 10, 1932 

A. C. PETTERSON DIED SUDDENLY THIS MORNING 
Passed Away of Heart Disease at Heme This A. M. 
The people of Hankinson and community were profoundly shocked when news passed around 
this (Thursday) morning that Arthur C. Petterson, prominent farmer of Brightwood, had died 
during the night. He retired in apparent good health last evening, was taken ill during the 
night and passed away at 3:45 this morning. Heart failure was the immediate cause of death. 

Arthur C. Petterson was bom on Nov. 6th, 1886, near the town of Wilmot, SD., where 
the first nine years of his life were spent. The family moved to the town of Vernon, SD., 
in 1895, and a year later located on the present Petterson farm two miles west of Hankinson, 
where they have since resided. Nels Petterson, the father, died two years ago at an advancec 
age. The mother is still living. 

Arthur C. Petterson was married on Nov. 21st, 1910, to Evelyn M. Mouerer, and of this 
union seven children were born, all of whom survive except the eldest son. The children are: 
Marion, 19, Nina, 18, Nels, 16, Walter, 12, Ralph, 10, Grace Elizabeth, 3. All reside at 
home except the eldest daughter who is teaching her first year of school in Moran Township. 
Deceased was widely known throughout the county. From eeirly manhood he has taken an 
active interest in civic affairs and has served his township in various capacities . On 
Tuesday of this week he was re-elected Township Clerk of Brightwood without opposition. He 
also was re-elected a few days ago as manager of the Hankinson Shipping Association and has 
devoted much of his time and energy to promoting co-operation among his farmer neighbors and 
friends. Conscientious and God fearing he represented a high type of citizenship. A friend- 
ly neighbor, loyal friend, devoted father and husband, his untimely demise, while in the 
prime of life is a distinct loss to the community. The sincere sympathy of everyone goes 
out to the stricken wife and family of little ones. 

The funeral will be held on Sunday with services at the home at 1:30 PM and at the 
Congregational Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. A. Smith will conduct the services and inter- 
ment will be in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** March 17, 1932 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF SISTER 
Matt Schram received a message Tuesday evening of the death of his sister, Mrs. Eliz- 

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abeth Schuh, of Milwaukee, who passed away at her home on March 9th. Mr. Schram left on 
Wednesday morning, accompanied by his grand daughter, Katherine Smith, of Fairmount, to 
attend the f»ineral. 

Mrs. Schuh is the last storviving relative of Mr. Schram. She was well known here as 
she had visited many times at the Schram home. 

Mr. Schram returned home on Monday while Miss Smith went to Chicago to visit with 
relatives for an indefinite time. 

********** March 17, 1932 

MANTADOR Mrs. John Thiel passed away at her home in the morning on March 10th, 

after a long siege of illness. 

Mrs. Thiel was born on Jan. 22nd, 1866 in Germany, and on April 26, 1887 she married 
John Thiel at St. Lucas, lA. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday morning from St. Peter and Paul's Church in 
Mantador and interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. 

Surviving are her husband and seven children: Mrs. Mciry Woiwode of Courteney; Mrs. 
Wm. Brewer and Mrs. Wm. Heitkamp, of Mooreton; Mrs. Joe Achter and Miss Thiel, of Barney; 
Bill Thiel and Joe Thiel of Mantador. 

********** March 17, 1932 

GEO. FOULDS DIED AT HOSPITAL 

The community was shocked to learn of the death of George Foulds , Monday, who passed 
away at the Krump Hospitcil, a victim of pneumonia after a month's illness. 

Mr. Foulds was well known throughout the community as an industrious and capable man. 

He worked for some time on the Paul Kinn farm and also for Peter M. Krump. 

Funeral services were held at Grove Lake, MN., at the family home. Surviving to mourn 
their loss are two brothers who reside in Minnesota. 

********** March 17, 1932 

AIRPLANE PILOT, BROTHER OF LOCAL MAN, KILLED 
Harold T. Kelsey was Killed in Terrible Airplane Accident on Coast 

Mr . and Mrs . Tom Kelsey and children left Monday for Minneapolis , where they attended 
the funeral of the former's brother, Harold Kelsey, who was killed while piloting an airplane 
in California. Seven people lost their lives in the disaster. 

The daily press reports the accident as follows : 

SAN BERNARDINO, CA. , March 19th .... Seven persons were reported killed and an eighth 
injured tonight when a passenger plane struck a high tension wire near Calimesco and crash- 
ed in flames . 

The accident was reported by Dr. A. C. Brennan, of Eden Hot Springs. Dr. Brennan 
said he succeeded in dragging one man from the flaming wreckage and took him to Redlands 
Community Hospital. The man was in a critical condition, due to burns and other injuries. 

The doctor said the other passengers apparently died in the crash. The bodies were 
consumed in the fire. The ship, it was established, was operated by American Airways, and 

was enroute from Phoenix to Glendale, CA. 

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The plane was flying low, evidently because of a low ceiling due to fog . 

********** March 24, 1932 

THREE DROWN SATURDAY IN SHEYENNE RIVER 

A 14 year old Casey Township girl and two boy companions drowned early Saturday morn- 
ing when the car in which they were riding plunged through ice on the Sheyenne River at the 
Froemke crossing ten miles east and four miles north of Lisbon. 

Three others in the party of six escaped death when they battered their way out of the 
trapped machine and fought their way to shore. The dead are Lillian Arne, 14; Clinton 
Seelig, 21; and John Miller, 20. A sister and brother of Lillian Arne, Gladys and Arthur 
Arne and Clifford Waite escaped death. ....LISBON FREE PRESS.... 

********** March 24, 1932 

HOLD FUNERAL FOR LIDGERWOOD MAN 

Funeral services were conducted Friday for E. J. Kuehn, 71, Lidgerwood pioneer, who 
died Tuesday fron a heart attack. Rev. Mr. Rockwell officiated. Interment was in the Plea- 
sant View Cemetery. 

Bom in West Prussia, Germany, in 1860, Kuehn came to America in 1887 and first sett- 
led in Breckenridge, MN. A short time later he moved to Hankinson where he served as sect- 
ion foreman on the Great Northern railroad until he moved to Lidgerwood. Mr. Kuehn leaves 
his widow; six sons, John, Otto and Reinhold, Lidgerwood: Edward, Breckenridge; Charles, 
Miljior; and Albert, Alberta, Canada; two daughters, Emma, Cayuga; and Agnes, Rochester, MN., 
and one brother, Ccirl, Breckenridge. 

********** March 31, 1932 

EARLY PIONEER PASSES 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Lee H. Hanson, who came to Richland County 52 years ago from Mich- 
igan and located on the homestead west of town now occupied by his son, Durward Johnson, 
passed away at 8:40 PM last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James G. Leathart, after 
being confined to his bed for two years and six months . 

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the M. E. Church. 

********** March 31, 1932 

WM. JAHNKE DIED MONDAY 

Fiineral services were held for Vftn. Jahnke , pioneer Hankinson resident at 2 o'clock 
this afternoon at his home here. Rev. Smith conducting the service. Burial was made at 
Hillside Cemetery in the family lot. 

Mr. Jahnke passed away following an illness which dates back to last October, on Mondaj 
night at the local hospital where he was taken for treatment when his illness became critical 

Km. Frederick Jahnke was born in Germany on Nov. 16th, 1875, and came to America in 
1885. He first settled near Mantador with his parents on the Keystone farm. Later he moved 
to his homestead south of town where he made his heme until twenty years ago, when he moved 
to Hankinson to live with relatives. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his father, Carl Jahnke, one sister, Mrs. Robert 



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Bladow; and five brothers, Carl, Herman, Otto, Albert all of Hankinson and Louis, of St. 
Paul. ********** April 7, 1932 

MILNOR FARMER VICTIM OF FATAL ACCIDENT 
News received here on Monday evening which told of the accidental death of John P. 
Hendrickson, was a shock to the numerous friends in town and the vicinity. 

Deceased was filling hay in the loft of his bam. The son went to the bam to call 
him but found his father in a helpless condition, succeeding however to assist him into 
the house, as Mrs. Hendrickson and some of the children arrived from town and a physician 
was called, but the stricken man died a short time after being brought into the house. 

It is said he made faint efforts to talk and all that was audible were words of a fall, 
which leads to the belief that he fell from the hay loft to the barn floor where he was 
found. Another theory is that he was kicked by a young horse especially known in that 
respect and which was in the bam at the time. The body was bruised over the back and 

death was evidently caused by internal injuries MILNOR TELLER 

********** April 7, 1932 

VICTIM OF PERNICIOUS ANEMIA 
John Steen passed peacefully away from this life at his farm home in Harmon last 
Saturday morning, at 2 o'clock, after a lingering illness of about 4 months, the direct 
cause of his final svmnnons being pernicious anemia. At his bedside at the time of his death 
were his brother, Andrew, and a number of close neighbors, who had been called as it appear- 
ed the end was drawing near. 

In his passing, the community loses another of our sturdy pioneers. ..ROSHOLT REVIEW.. 

********** April 7, 1932 

FAIRMOUNT PIONEER GONE TO HIS REST 
One of the most highly respected early settlers of this community, Lee H. Johnson, 
was carried to his final resting place in Fairmount Cemetery Saturday afternoon, March 26th, 
following services in the Methodist Church, the pastor. Rev. A. E. Coomb, preaching the 
funeral sermon. The services were in charge of the Masons. 

********** April 7, 1932 

Mrs. S. M. Burcham and daughter Evelyn, attended the funeral on Saturday of Arthur 
Simonson, age 15, who died at his home at Valley City of typhoid fever. Mrs. Burcham and 
Evelyn arrived home Saturday evening. 

********** April 7, 1932 

SIEVERT PETTERSON FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY 

Sievert Petterson died last Thursday at the age of 74 years, death being due to the 
infirmities of old age. Mr. Petterson was unmarried and made his home with Ben Ellingson 
near Victor. He was considered wealthy a short time ago but financial losses due to bank 
closings had taken thousands of dollars . He still owned a good farm in the home neighbor- 
hood, and several hundred dollars in cash were found eimong his personal effects. 

Funeral services were held at the Dahl Church near Victor on Saturday. 

********** 

April 14, 1932 

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LONG TIME FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES AT HOME 
John Mead, one of the oldest residents of Fairmount Township, died at Fairmount after 
an extended illness. He was 70 years old. Bom in Wisconsin, Mr. Mead came here with his 
parents about 46 years ago. 

Stirviving are his widow and eight children: Orval and Chester, Mrs. I. E. LeDue, Will- 
mar, MN.; Mrs. C. E. Wetherbee, Fergus Falls; Mrs. Albert Schroeder, Mrs. Glenn Willis and 
Miss Roxy Mead, all of Fairmount and Mrs. Minar Miller of Tenney, MN. A sister, Mrs. Tom 
VanGelder, Fairmount, and a brother, William, Superior, WI., also survive. 

********** April 14, 1932 

FORMER RESIDENT DEAD 
Word has been received here that Mrs . Odenbach ' s mother , Mrs . Mose died at Arthur , ND . 
The Odenbach family is well known in Hankinson, having resided here at one time as did Mrs. 
Mose. ********** April 14, 1932 

PIONEER WOMAN DIED MONDAY 
Mrs. Johanna Schulz, pioneer citizen of Grant Township, passed away on Monday morn- 
ing at 2 o'clock, after an illness due to the complications of old age. 

Fvineral services were held on Wednesday at the Lutheran Church south of Lidgerwood, 
of which she was a member. Rev. Cloeter conducting the service. 

Mrs. Schulz came to Grant Township in the 90 's and made her hcane on the farm until 
last fall when she moved to Hankinson to make her home with her son, August Schulz. 
She was 81 years and 7 months old at the time of her death. 
_ ********** April 21, 1932 

MAN, KNOWN HERE, COMMITS SUICIDE 
Frank W. Palzak, of Wahpeton, well known in Hankinson as a traveling salesman for 
Marshall-Wells wholesale hardware company, was found hanging from an iron ceiling brace 
in the rear of the Palzak-Goff Hardware Company at Wahpeton last Friday. 

It is believed that he committed suicide, due in part to worry over ill health. 
Funeral services were held in Deer Brook, MN. 

********** April 21, 1932 

Mrs. Harold Halvorson and children and her niece, Mildred Helgeson, who has spent the 
last three weeks here, left Monday morning for McLeod, ND., where they attended the funeral 
of the former's uncle, Iver Olson. On their return home. Miss Helgeson remained at Wyndmere 
at her home, Mrs. Halvorson returning home in the evening. 

********** April 21, 1932 

WAHPETON BOY KILLED BY BAT 

Floyd Miller, 12, was fatally injured at Wahpeton on Saturday night when struck by 
a baseball bat in the hands of a playmate, a son of F. O. Johnson, Wahpeton. 

The lad was waiting his turn at the bat in a playground game and accidentally stepped 
to close to the Johnson boy, who was swinging the ball club. He was struck below the left 
eye and died within an hour. After a preliminary investigation Richland County Coroner L. 
E. Lester said the death was purely accidental. April 28, 1932 

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FORMER FIREMAN HERE VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS 

Word was received here this week of the death of William E. Gardner, former Enderlin 
resident, at Phoenix, AZ., on April 10th. Mr. Gardner is known by many people in Hankinson, 
where he was a fireman on a run between Hankinson and Glenwood. He left for Arizona about 
12 years ago after contracting tubercuJ-osis. He leaves a wife and son, who are living in 
Phoenix. ********** April 18, 1932 

SYLVAN NOVAK DIED SUNDAY 

Sylvan Novak, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novak, died Sunday morning, a victim 
of double pneumonia. Sylvan had been ill with influenza, but had apparently recovered and 
was around attending to his duties when again forced to bed with pnetamonia which resulted 
in his death after a week's illness, at the age of 32 years. 

Funeral services were held at the Norwegian Church near Victor on Tuesday at 2 o'clock 
Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife and one little child; his father and mother, two 
brothers and two sisters, all residing in the New Effington community. 

Sylvan Novak was bom in Roberts Couaity in 1900 and at the time of his death was 32 
years and 11 days old. He has lived near New Effington all his life and was married in 
1921 to Miss Sena Ostby. 

Those attending the funeral from Hankinson were: Mrs. J. R. Jones, Harold Jones, Mrs. 
H. A. Aim, Mrs. John Keil, Mrs. J. R. Jones, Jr., and Mrs. Clyde Phelps and Mrs. W. A. Heley 
of Fergus Falls. ********** April 28, 1932 

Carl Pribbemow received word on Wednesday of the death of his brother's wife, Mrs. 
Fred Pribbemow, at a Minneapolis Hospital. Mrs. Pribbernow had been ill since the death 
of their son last winter. Burial was made at Lester Prairie, MN., their home being at 
Dooley, MT. ********** April 28, 1932 

LOCAL RESIDENT PASSES 

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Grandma Kadoun, who passed away at 
noon on Friday, April 22nd. 

She had been up and about until the last few days, but since Tuesday has been serious- 
ly ill LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. 

********** April 28, 1932 

THOR HOSS DIES AT HIS HOME AT MOORETON 

Thor Huss, pioneer farmer of Mooreton vicinity, passed away on Monday morning, at 
5 o'clock after several days' illness. He was about 70 years old. Although a complete 
obituary has not been obtained funeral services have been arranged. 

Interment will be in the Lutheran Church yard near Mooreton and services will be con- 
ducted from that church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. 

Thor Huss was born in Norway but came to America with his parents when a child. He has 
resided in the Mooreton vicinity for more than thirty years and has been an active worker 
in the community. ********** April 28, 1932 

SUICIDE IS LAID TO REST 



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SUICIDE IS LAID TO REST 

Joseph Hrncir, of Claire City, SD., living on a farm about 12 miles south of Lidger- 
wood, committed suicide Friday morning by shooting himself with a shotgun. 

The deceased committed the act by hanging a shotgun by its trigger guard on the wall 
of the attic stairway and then, with the barrel of the weapon at his breast, pxilled the gun 
in such a manner as to discharge it. 

Officers at Sisseton were notified, and the Roberts County Sheriff and the States Att- 
orney drove to the scene of the tragedy. After an examination it was decided an inquest was 
unnecessary. Mr. Hrncir left notes to his son and daughter telling them to blame no one but 
himself, that he wanted to die and could not wait for death to overtake him. He had complair 
ed of severe headaches for the last two months, but otherwise seemed to be in good health. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** April 28, 1932 

FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT SATURDAY 

Saturday night about 10:30, Walter Friday, of Nashua, was instantly killed when his 
car collided head on with a large truck near the Earl Waite farm, east of the bridge at Fair- 
mount. 

Friday, a young carpenter from Wisconsin, who had been working around Nashua for about 
two years, had with him Miss Thelma Holland, a teacher in the E>vansville , MN., schools, to 
the movie at Fairmount and the couple were returning to Nashua when the accident happened. 

The crash was so terrific that the Dodge coupe Friday was driving was but a mass of 
junk, the cowl on the driver's side being mashed in so completely that it was mecessary to 
use a crowbar before the body could be released. Miss Holland received a painful wound of 
the face, a broken nose, and numerous bruises, but none of her injuries were serious. She 
was cared for at Dr. Greenman's until Monday morning, when she was able to go to her home at 

Halstad, MN FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** April 28, 1832 



Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hein motored to Lidgerwood on Wednesday and attended the funeral 

May 5, 1932 



of Mrs. George McCullough. ********** 



T. P. WILLIAMS, PIONEER NEAR FAIRMOUNT DIES 
Theodore P. Williams, who came to Dakota territory in 1879, and took a homestead four 
miles south of Fairmount, died after an illness of several months. He was 82 years old. 

Born in New York state in 1850, Mr. Williams accompanied his parents to Decatur, MI., 
where they lived until he was 29 years old. Then he took the Richland County homestead and 
resided there continuously since. He beccime a prominent thoroughbred stock breeder. 

Mr. Williams' wife died 35 years ago. Four sons and six daughters survive. Funeral 
services were held on Tuesday at the homestead and burial will be here . 

********** May 12, 1932 

CHARLES SCHUETT FUIffiRAL HELD 
Former Great Bend Resident Dead at Wahpeton 
Charles Schuett died Wednesday, May 11th at Wahpeton, at the age of 64 years, 7 months. 
He was born in Germany on October 3rd, 1867. He came to Wisconsin with his mother, two 

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brothers and three sisters, in May of 1885. 

When his mother and step father, Herman Zietlow, moved to North Dakota in 1880, Mr. 
Schuett took up the trade of shoemaker and practiced at that trade for a niimber of years in 
Wisconsin, but being paralyzed on his right leg and getting weaker from year to year, gave 
up the shoemaker trade. 

He came to N. D. in 1890 and made his heme with his father and mother at Great Bend. 
He worked at odd jobs and for several seasons was employed by Stevens Bros. Road Construct- 
ion Co . , of St , Paul . 

Almost two years ago he became totally blind and since his blindness was taken care 
of by his relatives and friends . 

The burial will take place at Wahpeton, Friday, May 13th, at 2 PM., in the Schmidt 
and Olson Undertaking Parlors. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are two, sisters and five brothers. 

********** May 12, 1932 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Worner went to Fergus Falls Sunday where they attended the funeral 
of Adolph Rose. ********** May 12, 1932 

Mr . and Mrs . Wm . Vedder returned on Monday from St . flnsgar , lA . , where they attended 
the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Louise Kroneman, who passed away a few days previous. 

********** May 12, 1932 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz and daughters, Frances and Mildred, and Mrs. John Peitz 
motored to Wahpeton on Monday, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Amy Schmidt, a dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Peschel. They returned home the same day. 

********** )4ay X2, 1932 

RECEIVES WORD OF DAUGHTERS DEATH 

Julius Kavolski received word Saturday announcing the death of his daughter, Agnes, 
at her home in Racine, WI. ********** May 12, 1932 

NICK HENTZ DIED SATURDAY 

Nick Hentz, former Hankinson resident, died Saturday at the Northwestern Hospital in 
Minneapolis, death being caused by pneumonia. 

On Thursday of last week relatives here were notified of Mr . Hentz ' serious illness 
and John and Matt Hentz left late that day to be at his bedside. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at Donings , WI . , the home of his wife . 
Deceased was born on Feb. 14th, 1899, and after the death of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick 
Hentz, made his home with his grand parents; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schiltz in Hankinson. In 
November of 1925, he was married to Ada McLaughlin, at Glenwood City, WI . , who had previous- 
ly taught two terms of school at Elma No. 2. They went to Minneapolis to make their home, 
where Mr. Hentz was employed as a street car motorman, which position he kept until the time 
of his illness. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are three brothers: John M. and Matt Hentz, of Hankinson, 

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and Joe, of Rosholt; three sisters: Mrs. Matt Wirtz and Mrs. Wm. Gabbert, of Hankinson and 
Mrs. Jake Hick, of Rosholt. 

The three brothers and Mrs. Hick and an aunt, Mrs. Matt Sand, attended the funeral. 

********** May 19, 1932 

BRANDENBURG NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow and and faniily and Mrs. Gehler 
attended the funeral, at Sunnnit, of little Gerald Buck on Thursday. He passed away on Wed- 
nesday. ********** jj^y 1^^ J932 

WHY ARE POPPIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORLD WAR? 
In Roman mythology the red poppy was the symbol of death and as such was dedicated to 
Sonnnun, the God of Sleep. For hundreds of years this flower has been associated with the 
battlefields of western Europe, especially in Flanders, where it grows as a pest among the 
wheat and in imcultivated fields . Poppies grow luxuriantly on battlefields in that section 
simply because such fields are torn up and then neglected for a season or two. Contempor- 
ary writers refer to the profusion of poppies which sprang up on the battlefields of Landen, 
Ramildes, Malplaquet, Fontenoy and Waterloo. William of Orange and Luxenburg fought the 
bloody battle of Landen in the summer of 1693. In his history of England, Macaulay says of 
this battlefield: "During many months the ground was strewn with skulls and bones of men 
and horses, and with fragments of hats and shoes, saddles and holsters. The next summer 
the soil, fertilized by 20,000 corpses, broke forth into millions of poppies. The travelers 
who on the road from Saint Tron to Tirlemont, saw the vast sheet of rich scarlet spreading 
from Landen to Neerwinden, could hardly help fancying that the figurative prediction of the 
Heferew prophet was literally accomplished, that the earth was disclosing her blood, and 
refusing to cover the stain." 

The poppy became peculiarly associated with the battlefields of the World War as the 
resxilt of the poem by John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet. "In Flanders Fields 
was written diaring the second battle of Ypres and was originally published in the issue of 
London Punch dated Dec. 9th, 1915. 

The poppy is the offical flower of the American Legion and Auxiliary and is sold arotm 
Memorial Day. The proceeds go to help disabled soldiers. 

********** May 19, 1932 

WELL KNOWN ROBERTS COUNTY MAN SHOOTS SELF THROUGH CHEST FRIDAY 

The third suicide within a month occurred last Friday, when Rudolph Simondson, well 
known Northern Roberts County farmer, killed himself at his home about a mile and a half 
south of New Ef f ington . Simondson is believed to have worried over financial conditions 
and it is also said that his health has been bad for some time. He had been confined to the 
house for about a month with stomach trouble, it is said. 

At about noon on Friday, Simondson went upstairs, placed a .45 colt automatic near his 
chest and pulled the trigger. The bullet entered near the middle of the chest and came out 
near the left shoulder blade. He died instantly. 

County Coronor Dr. John W. Powell, State's Attorney Clarence Anderson and Deputy Coun- 
ty Sheriff Joe Class were notified and drove to the Simondson home immediately. They 

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pronovmced the case a suicide. SISSETON PRESS.... 

********** May 19, 1932 

KORF KILLED BY LIGHTNING BOLT 

Lightning instantly killed H. J. Korf , prominent business man of Wahpeton as he walk- 
ed across a field near Galchutt on Monday. He was aJoout 60 years old. 

The bolt, first manifestation of a severe wind and rain storm that lasted only five 
minutes, struck at 3:20 PM. 

Mr. Korf, owner of the Wahpeton Monumentail Works, had gone to the farm of A. J. Qua- 
mme to transact business. Mr. Quamme was working in the field. Parking his automobile 
at the edge of the highway, Mr. Korf started across the field. He was only a few feet from 
Mr. Quamme when the bolt hit. 

Mr. Quamme escaped unscathed, but his dog, standing a few feet from him, was bowled 
over and stunned. Mr. Korf was denuded of all clothing, including his shoes. The bolt 
penetrated his skull. 

Mr. Korf was bom and raised in St. Cloud. He had been in the monument biisines at 
Wahpeton for about 25 years. Hei was an active worker in St. John's Catholic Church of which 
he was treasurer. He also was active as a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholii 
Order of Foresters . . 

Mr. Korf was well known over Richland County, where he made personal sales trips, and 
news of his untimely demise was received with sorrow. 

********** May 26, 1932 

AGED RESIDENT PASSES AWAY 

Mrs. Joseph Hlavnicka, at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 23 days, died last Friday 
afternoon. May 13th, at her home in Lidgervood. 

********** May 26, 1932 

HENRY JOHNSON PASSES AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

Death claimed Henry Johnson of Humboldt at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Ptolls, 
at 4:20 Tuesday afternoon. His condition had been considered hopeless for a week. 

The body was brought back to Humboldt and the funeral will be held on Friday afternoon 
this week, with services at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Kumpf. 

Mr. Johnson, who had been employed as a mechanic in the Gamer Garage had been in poor 
health all winter. He was taken ill with the flu on the 6th of March but showed improvement 
until the 17th when pneumonia set in and he was taken to the hospital. He never rallied, 
quick consumption developing. 

Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Humboldt for about six years. He married Miss 
Pauline Hoefort in July, 1927, and his widow and three small children survive him, besides 

his father and mother and sisters and brothers of Hankinson, ND HUMBOLDT LEADER.... 

********** I.lay 26, 1932 

ROBERTS COUNTY MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT 
While driving a team of horses hitched to a wagon on Highway # 3, near Anoka, MN., 
last Friday at about 1:30 PM., James N. Erickson, well known and respected Roberts County 

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man, was instantly killed when the wagon was struck by a loaded truck. Erickson was nearly 

67 years old at the time of his sudden death and had resided near Rosholc nearly twenty 

years. He recently moved to Anoka. 

According to information received here, Erickson and son, William Johnson, had left 

the farm with a team and wagon and were on their way to the field to plow com. In going 

to the field they had to follow the pavement and it was here that the terrible accident 

happened SISSETON NEWS. . . . 

********** May 25, 1932 

EARLY RESIDENT PASSES AWAY 

At 10:20 o'clock on Monday morning. May 16th, Julius Frederich Propp, one of the best 
beloved old residents of Fairmount, passed away at his home. He was ailing for six weeks 
and the end came as a result of complications of pneumonia, rheumatism and heart trouble. 

Mr. Propp was bom on Oct. 5th, 1885, in Somershien, Pommeran, Germany. At the age 
of 19 he came to America and lived at Lowell, WI. In 1877 he was united in marriage to 
Emelia Tohm and Mr. and Mrs. Propp lived at Horicon, WI., until 1880, when they came to 
Minnesota and took a homestead in Tayler Township, Traverse County, a few miles southeast 

of Fairmount. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** May 26, 1932 

Mr. and 'Mrs. John Hoist and son, Elmer, attended the funeral of their nephew, Arthur 
Barney, of Morris, MN., on Saturday. They returned here in the evening. 

********** May 26, 1932 

__ BENEFACTOR DEAD 

Heinrich Lange is dead, in Gottingen, Germany. The bare announcement of that fact 
calls for no more elaborate comment than "That's too bad," or "what of it?" It happens, 
however, that Heinrich made his influence felt in all quarters of the globe, and his cold 
hand now knocks for recognition at every man's door. 

Years ago, he got the notion, then new, that it would be a good plan to put views of 
his home town, in such form that they could be mailed without an envelope. The denial of 
his standing as a benefactor of man3d.nd will have to be left to the person who has never 
found use for a picture post card. 

********** May 26, 1932 

BACK FROM FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Heibar, of Lidgerwood, came here on Wednesday morning and were 
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cabillott to Cocakota, MN., where they attended the funer- 
al of their niece. Miss Leola Classen, who was killed in an automobile accident. The return- 
ed to the^r homes Thursday morning (today) . 

********** June 9, 1932 

FUNERAL FOR MOORETON PIONEER HELD 
Funeral services were held yesterday for Marius Johnson, at the Lutheran Church at 
Mooreton. 

Deceased was 72 years old and had resided in the Mooreton community for 42 years. 

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He had lived on his farm two miles west of Mooreton for nearly half a century and was 
very well known over the entire county. 

Mr. Johnson passed away at 12 Noon on Saturday. He is survived by his wife and child- 
ren: Julius, Ida, Emma, Melvin and Joseph, all living at Mooreton, and Mrs. Arthur O. of 
Mantador. ********** jujie 9, 1932 

DEATH ANGEL CALLS MRS. BERT MOORE 

Mrs. Bert Moore died at a Wahpeton Hospital Sunday morning at 5 o'clock following an 
operation. Following a short illness, Mrs. Moore's condition became very critical and she 
was removed to the hospital last Wednesday, where she underwent an operation in ein endeavor 
to relieve her condition. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational C3iurch on Wednesday, Rev. Smith 
conducting the service. Bxirial was made in Hillside Cemetery. 

Mrs. Gertrude Anna Beeird Moore was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Haines Beard on May 
11th, 1879, in Marshalltown , Marshall County, lA. On April 9th, 1897, she was married to 
Bert Moore at Fairmount, MN., and in 1902, they moved to Akley, MN., where they resided 
until 1916, when they came to Hankinson, where they have since made their home. 

She is survived by her husband, nine children, Donald W., of Minneapolis; Mrs. Rich- 
ard B. Burke, of Oak Park, IL.; Mrs. Fred. E. Coppin and Mrs. Arthur Voeltz, of Hankinson; 
and Ralph, Frank, Howard, Hazel and Jack, who axe living at home; three sisters, Mrs. Emer- 
ick Sorenzen of Minneapolis; Mrs. Elmer E. Brokow, of Maquokata, lA. , and A. S. Maulsby of 
Everett, WA. 

__ The many true friends of the Moore family in Hankinson extend their heartfelt sympathy 
to the moiiming relatives of this fine and kindly Christian lady. 

********** Jume 9, 1932 

MAX WITT 

Max Witt died Thursday afternoon at the Krump Hospital at 5:30, from heart trouble, 
a disease he had suffered from for many years. He was 51 years old. 

Mr. Witt, whose home was in Milwaukee, where he was a steel worker, came last week 
for a visit with relatives here, and was taken suddenly ill. He was bom in Belford Town- 
ship, where he lived on the home fcLrm. Later he moved to Breckenridge, cind then to Milwau- 
kee, where he has resided for many years. 

Fxineral services were held on Sunday afternoon at St. John's Church in Belford, Rev. 
W. H. Cordts officiating. Relatives who were called to the bedside were all at the funeral. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: two children, of Milwaukee, cind brothers, Erick 
and William of Hankinson, and a sister of Milnor, and one sister, of Milwaukee. 

********** June 9, 1932 

SISSETON DRUGGIST SHOOTS HIMSELF 

E. 0. Fjorstad, pharmacist at the Pearson Drug Co., store, committed suicide about 
5:45 Wednesday afternoon by shooting himself in the heart with a 22 guage shotgun. He was 
35 years old and an ex-service man. ...The SISSETON COURIER 

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TRAGIC DEATH FROM BAD FALL 
Jaeger Boy Injiares Liing and Passed Away Friday Afternoon 

Fioneral services were held at St. Philips Church on Monday at 10 o'clock, for Anton, 
11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jaeger, who died Friday afternoon from injuries sus- 
tained in a fall at the Memorial Field ball diamond on Thursday night. 

The lad had attended the ball game, and was racing with two other boys toweird the stilt 
at the north west comer of the field. As he reached the steps he tripped and fell headlong 
onto the corner of the steps . The force was so great that the corner of the steps ruptured 
his lung, and injured his throat. 

He walked to town and was given medical treatment, and then went home. During the 
night his condition became worse and he was removed to the hospital. His injury was fatal 
and he passed away at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. 

Anton was born in Hankinson in 1921, and was eleven years of age at the time of his 
death. He attended the St. Freinces Academy, and on Sunday June 12th, attended his first 
Holy Communion, this entire class attending the funeral service in a body. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jaeger, three sis- 
ters and three brothers, all at home. Out of town relatives at the funeral were, an uncle 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jaeger of Breckenridge . 

********** June 23, 1932 

YOUNG GIRL PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY 

Ruby Anna Claussen passed away on Monday, Jime 20th, at 10:30 AM., heart failure 
being the immediate cause of her untimely death at the youthful age of 21 years, 6 months 
and 29 days. 

Frineral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Halma Heesch, Tuesday morn- 
ing at 8 o'clock. Her remains were then taken on the morning train to Chicago, where they 
were laid to rest on Thursday, June 23rd. Rev. Meier conducted the services at the house 
and led the procession to the railway station. 

Deceased resided in Chicago, but was visiting her sister, Mrs. Halma Heesch, when she 
was taken ill and passed away. Realizing that her illness would prove fatal she expressed 
a desire to see her mother, who hurried here from Chicago, and arrived in time to be at the 
bedside before the Angel of Death took her home . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her parents, five brothers, Henry, Fred, Adolph, 
Herbert, of Chicago, and Willie, of Phoenix, AZ.; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Ebert and 
Mrs. Lehner of Chicago and Mrs. Halma Heesch, who resides eleven miles south of Hankinson. 

********** June 23, 1932 

DEATH TAKES YOUNG LADY 

The community was deeply shocked last week to learn of the untimely death of Miss 
Mary Coffaa, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Almon Coffaa. In company with her fiancee, 
Mr. Peterson of Minneapolis, she had spent a few days at the home of her parents, and was 
within a few miles of the city on the return trip when she suffered a violent attack of 



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asthma, from which she never recovered, passing away a few hours after arriving in Minnea- 
polis. NEW EFFINGTON RECORD 

********** June 23, 1932 

KILLED BY TRAIN 

Fred Ludwig, of Brantford, in the Carrington section, attempted to chase his cows off 
the railjToad track last week when he saw a train coming. He succeeded in chasing the cattle 
but was himself struck and now the wife and three sons survive. 

********** July 7, 1932 

GREAT BEND MAN DIED SUNDAY 
August Schulz Succumbs at Age of 94 Years - Funeral Wednesday 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Great Bend Trinity Lutheran Qiurch for Aug- 
iist Schulz, 94, a resident of that community for 43 years, who passed away at his home on 
Svinday at 10 o'clock PM., death being due to the infirmities attributable to advancing years. 

Mr. Schulz was bom in Germany on May 21, 1838. He emigrated with his parents to Am- 
erica in the year of 1866 and settled at Iron Ridge, WI. 

He lived with his parents practically all of the time until March 13th, 1875 when he 
married a young lady of that commxinity cind came west with the thought in mind of building 
his own home and establishing his own farm. 

Arriving in the Great Bend community, Mr. Schulz was well pleased with farming poss- 
ibilities there and with his wife settled on a farm three miles west of Great Bend village. 

Unable to continue farming operations , Mr . and Mrs . Schulz moved to Great Bend thirt- 
een yeeurs ago retiring from farming activities. Mr. Schulz has during his residence in Rich- 
land County, been one of the outstanding builders in his community. Throughout his life in 
he proved his worth as a neighbor and a citizen of value to the entire community. 

His wife and three children, August and Richard Schulz and Amanda Krueger of Great 
Bend, 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. 

********** July 14, 1932 

MRS. F. B. RUDDY DIED WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Nevis, MN. , on Saturday for Mrs. 
F. B. Ruddy, who passed away on Wednesday, following an attack of heart failure. Deceased 
was 41 years of age at the time of her demise. 

Elizabeth Agnes Morgan was born at Henryville, MN., on Nov. 21st, 1890, and was mar- 
ried on June 27th, 1909 to Frank B. Ruddy at Bismarck, ND. To this union five children were 
bom who with her husbamd, F. B. Ruddy, survive to mourn their loss. Three sons, Daniel, 
Bernard and George and two daughters, Virginia and Catherine, also her father, two brothers 
and seven sisters. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burke, Mr. Bert Moore and Mr. Ruddy of Hankinson attended the 
funeral. ********** July 14, 1932 

ATTEND FUNERAL AT PIERRE TODAY 

Mrs. Anna Kretchman, Miss Sabina Kretchman, Wm. and Leonard left on Wednesday for 
Pierre, SD., to attend the funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kretchmain, 

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who died Tuesday. The little boy was the only child, and the untimely death is a severe 

July 21, 1932 



shock to the family. ********** 



BLOODY TRAIL LEADS TO ROBBERY VICTIM 

The following clipping concerning the death of Archie Moore is taken from the Bis- 
marck Tribune of July 18th date: 

Ft. Calhoun, NB., July 18th (AP)...The body of a man identified as Archie Moore, 

formerly of Detroit, was found under a railroad bridge a mile north of here Sunday night. 
The man had been robbed and officers said they believed he was killed in a struggle with 
the robbers. 

A pair of scissors were found clutched in his hands. Moore, an ex-barber, had evid- 
ently put up a hcird fight. A trail of blood led from the tracks to the spot where the body 
was found . 

Officers said they had learned that Moore had recently been working in the harvest 
fields near Glenville, NB. A brother, Lloyd, lives in Hankinson, ND. 

********** July 21, 1932 

Mr. Voeltz, father of Mrs. R. H. Krause, died at the home of his son, near Lidger- 
wood on Friday. The aged man had been blind for many year?, and suffered a paralytic stroke 
from which he never fully recovered. 

He leaves to mourn their loss, three sons and two daughters, his wife dying about 
twelve years ago. He was laid to rest in the Lidgerwood Lutheran Cemetery on Sunday, Rev. 
Cloether conducting the services . 

— . ********** July 21, 1932 

A man, who has been working at the Theo Bohn farm, died on Tuesday from the effects 
of the heat. There were no papers for identification in the personal effects of the man. 
Mr. Bohn hired the man on Monday and knows nothing of his residence or relation. 

********** July 21, 1932 

SAD DEATH OF YOUNG MOTHER 

A very sad and sudden death was the passing away on Monday morning of Mrs. Leo Kutzer. 
The cause of her death was acute Endocarditis, apparently aggravated ulcerated tonsils. She 
had been treated for tonsil trouble for some time and was brought to Dr. Diirkee's office 
Sunday evening and when the doctor saw her condition he urged her not to go home. She spent 
a restless night but when Dr. Durkee went to look after her Monday morning and she had a 
glass of water she said she felt much better and asked the doctor if he did not think she 
could go home. She laid down on the bed and seemingly went to sleep. At 6:30 she passed 

away FAIRMOUNT NEVJS ********** July 21, 1932 

NEW EFFINGTON MAN DIES 

Otto Jacobson, who traveled about this part of the country for many years with a 
stock horse, died at the county farm on Saturday, July 2nd. He had been an inmate of the 
County Farm for the past three years . His eyesight had been very poor for many years and 

for the past few years he had been almost totally blind. 

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He was 68 years old and had no known relatives in this country but is survived by a 
sister in Sweden. Rev. L. E. Evans conducted the funeral services on Sunday and interment 

was made in the Sisseton Cemetery. ....NEW EFFINGTON RECORD. 

********** July 21, 1932 

FRANK PODLISKA DIED AT JAMESTOWN HOSPITAL FRIDAY 
Frank Podliska, oldest son of Frank Podliska, Sr., died suddenly of heart failure at 
the Jamestown Hospital on Friday morning at 7 o'clock. He was 34 years old and is survived 
by his father, two brothers, Louis and George, and five sisters, Mrs. Joe Hmcir of Claire 
City, SD., Mrs. Fred Kris, Ann, Mixdred and Helen of Lidgerwood. 

Fvineral services were held at the home, Rev. N. Rockwell officiating and interment 
was made at the Z. C. B. J. Cemetery. 

********** July 21, 1932 

GREENDALE LADY DIED MONDAY 
Mrs. August Swanson, pioneer woman of Greendale Township, near the state line, passed 
away at her home on Monday morning, following an illness of dropsey. Deceased was 53 years 
and 4 months old. 

Mathilda Jellum immigrated to the United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Halver 
Sunde from Norway when five years of age . Following her marriage she settled on a homestead 
in Greendale Township, where, throughout her long residence she has made true friends of all 
who knew her. 

Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and buriai 
will be held at the Tyson Cemetery. 

********** July 28, 1932 

MOTHER OF MRS. TULLOCK DIED IN SCOTLAND 
Word was received on Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Vim. Patterson at Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, Wednesday, July 27th. Mrs. Patterson is the mother of Mrs. James Tulloch of this city. 
Surviving are four daughters and three sons, in Scotland, and one daughter, Mrs. Tulloch in 
Hankinson. ********** july 28, 1932 

BABY DIED 
The infant baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Schultz passed away Saturday forenoon. It 
only lived a few hours. Mrs. Schultz is a patient at a Breckenridge Hospital. 
GREAT BEND... ********** july 28, 1932 



GREAT BEND.... A nimiber of relatives and friends attended the funeral of John Brendel 

July 28, 1932 



at Claire City, SD., on Friday. ********** 



DEATH CLAIMS CARL WOLLITZ 

Death claimed Carl Wollitz on Friday morning at the home of his son, Paul, southwest ot 
this city. 

Carl Wollitz was bom in Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany, on April 26th, 
1856. He was married to Catherine Gustavel in 1883 in Germany. In 1884 he and his wife 
came to the United States and settled in Iowa County, lA., where he worked for the C. N. W. 

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Railroad until the spring of 1899, when the family left Iowa, and moved to North Dakota, 
onto the farm five and a half miles southwest of Lidgerwood. 

About sixteen years ago, Mr. Wollitz retired from farming and moved to the city of 
Lidgerwood. His wife passed away 12 years ago and since then he has made his home with his 
children. 

He leaves three sons, and two daughters, Charles, Paul and Emil, who all live on farms 
south of town, and Mrs. R. H. Krause of Hammer, SD., and Mrs. Leo Heley of this city. 

He also leaves 12 grandchildren. .LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** July 28, 1932 

Wm. Bohn attended the funeral of his uncle, John Brandel, last Friday afternoon. Mr. 
Brandel died Wednesday night. The deceased was well known here, following the occupation 
of digging wells. He has been in poor health for several years, suffering with asthma and 
dropsy. This condition forced him to give up his work. He was S6 years of age at the time 
of his death. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and two sons and four daughters. 
They were residents of Claire City for many years, where the family still resides. He was 
laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

********** July 28, 1932 

HARVEST WORKER DIED MONDAY 

John Frazier, a harvest hand, who was working for Joe Foertch, of Mantador, passed 
away Monday afternoon, a sufferer of heart trouble. 

Deceased was fifty one years old and his home was in Chicago. He was buried in Hill- 
side Cemetery, (Thursday) today, afternoon. 

********** August 4, 1921 

MAN KILLED IN FALL FROM SOO LINE FREIGHT TODAY 
John Dougherty Loses Foothold and Falls - Accident in Local Yards . 

John F. Dougherty fell to his death between the cars of freight train No. 89 on the 
Soo Line this morning at 3:40 as the train entered the Hankinson yards. Coronor L. E. Leste 
of Wahpeton, was called and regards the death as purely accidental, and unless additional 
evidence to the contrary is uncovered no inquest will be necessary. 

Dougherty had boarded the train at Fairmount, in company with Gene Thompson and "Babe" 
Leathers of Fairmount. As the train neared the Hankinson yards these two men cautioned 
Dougherty who was riding the bumpers to exercise care. As the train neared the switch the 
brakes were applied and the unfortunate man lost his footing and fell between the cars, to- 
ward the center of the track. 

The two other men rode the freight to the depot, gave notice of the accident, and went 
back with a stretcher to get the unfortunate man. Dougherty was breathing his last when the- 
arrived, groaned once and passed out. His arm had been severed between the elbow and should, 
and hemmorhage was the immediate cause of death. When picked up, he was lying between the 
rails, the train evidently passing over his prostrate body after the accident. 

John F. Dougherty was born in Wisconsin and was 50 years old. He was an ex-service man 
serving with the Signal Corps, 33rd Service Co., in France, and a m.ember of the Portland, 

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Oregon Veterans' Association. Papers on the deceased show that he carried a government 
insurance policey for $2,000.00. 

A brother, Tom Dougherty, Soo Line agent at Forman and a sister, a teacher in Annan- 
dale, MN., survive. Mr. Dougherty arrived here today and has taken charge of the body. 

John, prior to the war lived at Geneseo with his parents, who operated the Dougherty 
General Store. He was a quiet, well liked young man with many friends. When war was declar 
ed he jumped into the fray, and returned a casulty from the battle of Chateau Thierry. His 
parents moved to Minneapolis and he joined them there. 

********** August 4, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED MONDAY 

John Strege, pioneer southwest Richland County citizen, died at his home Monday even- 
ing, a sufferer of heart trouble at the age of 84 years. Mr. Strege homesteaded in Moran 
Township in 1882, and later retired and moved to Lidgerwood to make his home. 

Funeral services are being held in Lidgerwood at the Lutheran Church today. Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Schuett and Mrs. Geo. Schuett are in attendance from Hankinson. 

********** August 4, 1932 

LARGE LANDHOLDER, LIDGERWOOD, DEAD 

News of the sudden death of William Schultz at Chicago, IL., has been received. Mr. 
Schultz owned much farm land in the Lidgerwood community, and was interested in a bank in 
Chicago that recently closed. He suffered a slight heart attack some time ago and passed 
away from heart failure . 

_ He is survived by his wife and a family of grown up children, one sister in Oklahoma, 
a brother, Emil, in Oklahoma and a brother, Paul, of Chicago. 

********** August 4, 1932 

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED IN DEATH 
Mrs. John C. Polfuss Passed Away at Age of 95 - Funeral Today 

Mrs. John C. "Grandma" Polfuss died Tuesday morning, Aug. 2nd, at the home of her son, 
Gustave , at the age of 95 years , 5 months and 5 days . Death was due to the infirmities of 
old age. Until five years ago when she suffered injuries in a severe fall, deceased was in 
good health, but since that time she failed steadily. 

Mrs. Polfuss was born in Prussia, Germany on Feb. 28th, 1837, and immigrated to Americ; 
in 1866. She settled first at Iron Ridge, WI . , and was there married to John C. Polfuss. To 
this union three sons were bom, the husband and one son preceeding her in death. 

In 1872 she migrated, with the family to Richland County, taking up a homestead in 
Belf ord Township . Here she made her home for fifty-nine years . Among her thousands of 
acquaintances and neighbors of more than half a century spent in Richland County, this good 
Christian woman will be sadly missed for with her amiable disopsition and kindly deeds she 
has endeared herself to all. 

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Belford Church of which she was 
a member, and a tireless worker of the years gone by. Rev. Cordts will conduct the ritual. 
Burial v.'ill be in the home township cemetery. 

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Svirviving to mourn their loss are her two sons, John C. and Gustave, residing in 

Belford, and six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. 

********** August 4, 1932 

LAST RITES FOR JOHN KUSTA HELD 

Funeral services for John Kusta of Claire City, who died on Saturday at the Lidger- 

wood Hospital were held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. John's Catholic Church 

with Fathers' Turek and Dawson officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** August 4, 1932 

OBITUARY OF MRS. JENNIE SWANSON 

Mrs. Jennie Swanson, one of the early settlers of Richland Coiinty, passed away very 

quietly Tuesday morning, July 26th. She was bom in Nunimedal, Norway on March 12, 1879, 

and came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Halver Sunde in 1888. The lived for a 

short time at Sioux City, lA. , then moved to Minot, ND. Later they came to Richland County 

where they settled. 

She was married to August Swanson in 1896. To this union 8 children were born, two 

having preceeded their mother in death, Sxirviving are Oscar, Albert, Clara, Theodore, Alvini 

and Clarence. Also an aged father, H. H. Sunde, three brothers, Halvor, Louis and Chris 

and one sister, Mrs. Linrud of Belview, MN. 

Funeral services were conducted from the home on Friday, July 29th, by Rev. Gilseth 

and Rev. Marken, Pall bearers were, Gabriel Knudsen, E. C. Berg, 0. J. Thompson, Ole Ever- 

son, John Hovey and Peter Ostby. 

_ ********** August 4, 1932 

HANKINSON TRAIN VICTIM WAS BURIED SATURDAY 

Funeral services for John F. Dougherty, 51, former resident of Minneapolis, were held 

at 8 AM., on Saturday at the Church of the Incarnation in Minneapolis. Burial was made in 

St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Mr. Dougherty was killed accidentally Wednesday. His home was in Portland, OR. He 

left Minneapolis eight years ago. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Josephine Dougherty, one siste-, Eleanor, and a 

brother, Thomas of Forman, ND. 

********** August 11, 1932 

ROBERTS COUNTY PIONEER DIED 

Mrs. Bertha Marie Kurschinsky died at her home in northern Roberts County on August 
2nd, following several years of illness at the age of 75 years. Funeral services were held 
Friday at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church near Hammer. Rev. Cloe- 
ther conducting the ritual, which was attended by a great throng who came to pay their last 
respects. 

Bertha Marie Louise Zieman was bom on May 22nd, 1857, at Hagenow, Pommem, Germany. 
She came to America fifty years ago, and settled near Bellingham, MN. There she was married 
to Julius Kurschinsky, who preceeded her in death sixteen years ago. She filed for a home- 
stead on the Indian reservation when that land was opened for settlement and resided here 

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until her death. After her husband died, she made her home with a son Paul, who lives on 
that place. She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons and one daughter; Paul Loessin at 
home; Otto Loessin near Hammer, and Louise, Mrs. Willie Loessin, near Claire City and four- 
teen grand children, two great-grandchildren. 

********** August 11, 1932 

MAN KILLED IN ELEVATOR MISHAP 

Drawn into the shaft of a grain cleaner by a belt, Holbert Strand, about 35, a grain 
buyer for the Farmers Elevator at Abercrombie, was accidently killed about 4 PM., Monday. 

The belt slipped from one of the wheels on the cleaner wrapping itself around his neck 
and drawing him into the machine. Death occurred either from a broken neck or suffocation 
said Richland County Coronor L. E. Lester of Wahpeton, who announced Monday night that no 
inquest will be held. 

A few scratches on the face were the only outward injuries Strand suffered. A pair 
of glasses he wore were not broken. 

He had been a grain buyer for the elevator about two years, and was bom and reared 
in this area. His mother lives on a farm near here and three brothers and two sisters all 
reside in this territory. Immediate survivors also include his widow and four small child- 
ren, one of whom was operated on in a Fargo Hospital a few days ago for appendicitis. 

In the elevator at the time of the accident were Dan Jones of Wahpeton, Ludwig Tuna, 
farmer near there and M. M. Borman, telephone man at Abercrombie. 

********** _ August 11, 1932 

ED. HUDSON, SARGENT PIONEER DEAD 

Word was received by W. E. Dada, last Thursday afternoon of the death of Ed. Hudson 
of Eugene, OR. Mr. Hudson will be remembered by Forman friends as he served as Register 
of Deeds for several years here. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Ruth, at home, 
and Mrs. Boyd Ismienger of Boston, MA., and one son, Harlow, of Eugene, OR. The Hudson 

family left here about fifteen years ago. ....FORMAN NEWS 

********** August 11, 1932 

Mrs. John Bimbaum received a telegram Thursday morning, telling of the death of her 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter Novack, at her home in Minneapolis early Thursday morning. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday but on account of the busy season Mrs. Bim- 
baum was unable to attend. j.j.a..j.j.^j.j.a. » ^ii imo 

********** August 11, 1932 

OBITUARY OF JOHN STREGE 

John Strege was bom in Germany on Feb. 24th, 1848, and died on Monday, August 1st. 
He came to the United States when he was about 20 years old and resided in Wisconsin. He 
came to a farm south of Lidgerwood in 1882, where he farmed for many years. When he was 
61 years old he retired from the farm and since that time had made his home here in Lidger- 
wood. 

He is survived by his widow and six children, Herman, John D., and A. W. Strege, of 
Lidgerwood, Mrs. H. C. Bohn, Mrs. Martha Bohn of Great Bend, and Mrs. Arnold Womer, (Hulda 

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Strege) of this city. Mrs. Frank Hoefs preceeded her father in death some time ago. 

Mr. Strege is the oldest of the Strege boys, early settlers, and was the last one 
living. With his death all the brothers have passed away. At the time of his death, Mr. 
Strege 84 years old. Funeral services were held in the German Lutheran Church on Thursday 

afternoon. Rev. Cloeter officiating. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ... . 

********** August 11, 1932 

MRS. SHELTON'S BROTHER IS KILLED IN ACCIDENT 

Mr. Ed. Shelton received word on Tuesday evening that Mrs. Shelton's brother, Rudolph 
Ellingson, was killed in an accident. Mrs. Shelton is visiting at Adams with her parents, 
and will attend the funeral which \rf.ll be held at that city. No details of the accident 
were received. ********** August 18, 1932 

YOUNG LAD DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION 

Funeral services were held at Pollock, SD. , Sunday, Aug. 14th, for Monroe Hanlon, who 
died Friday following an operation. Rev. Turner conducted the service. 

Monroe Arthur Hanlon was bom on April 27th, 1921, at Pollock, SD. , where he resided 
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hanlon, until 1931, when they moved to Hankinson. 
Here he attended the local school, being in the fifth grade, and among his classmates and 
other students at the school he was universally well liked. Monroe was taken ill with 
appendicitis Friday, Aug. 5th and following an operation passed away at 12:30 AM, Friday, 
August 12th at the age of 11 years and 3 months, at the Breckenridge Hospital. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hanlon, and his 
grandparents. ********** August 18, 1932 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wendt and sons, Raymond, Norman and daughter, and Mrs. Emil 
Brummond attended the funeral of the former's cousin, Charles Dagner, at Campbell, MN., on 
Tuesday. Charles was killed by a G. N. Freight train Saturday. 

********** August 18, 1932 

DR. SASSE'S BOY KILLED BY SHOT 
Accident Happened While Hunting - Father Called Learns Corpse is His Boy 

A terrible accident occurred in Lidgerwood Tuesday afternoon when a pistol discharged 
in the hands of Wallace Sasse, nine year old son of Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Sasse, killed him 
instantly. The bullet struck the lad near the nostril and came out the back of his head. 

Wallace had borrowed a gun from the Plummer boy and had walked down the track, evid- 
ently to hunt gophers. Just how the tragic accident happened will never be known, but it 
is suspected that the gun, an old rusty one, failed to explode, and the boy was investigat- 
ing the cause when the firearm discharged. 

A farmer coming to town noticed the lad crouched over on his knees and investigated 
and learned that the lad was dead. The man drove to town and notified Police Bailey, who 
in turn summoned Dr. Sasse, and the two drove out to the corpse. 

When they arrived at the body it was turned over and then Dr. Sasse discovered that 
it was his own son. 

Funeral services were held this afternoon in Lidgerwood, the pall bearers being school 

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mates of his age. Surviving to mourn their loss are: his parents and three sons. 

********** August 18, 1932 

HARVEST WORKER DIED SATURDAY 
Samuel Craig, colored, died Saturday noon at 1 o'clock with an affliction of the 
heart. Sam was an ex-service man and had been coming to this community several years to 
work in the harvest fields. He was taken ill Saturday morning. 

Burial was made Tuesday, local ex-service men attending the rites. The only relative, 
a sister, was located through the Veterans Bureau at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

********** August 25, 1932 

ATTENDS FUNERAL AT ALEXANDRIA 
Mr. Mike Wawers, Mrs. Joe Lee, George Wirtz, Lizzie Faust, Mrs. M. Wirtz and son, Joe, 
Mrs. Lena Faust and John Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. David Mittag attended the funeral of Mrs. 
Herman Alles of Alexandria, MN. , on Monday. 

********** August 25, 1932 

PROMINENT FARMER PASSES AWAY AT HOSPITAL 
John L. Seely, well known farmer residing six miles southeast of Fairmount, passed 
away early Sunday morning at the Wahpeton Hospital following an operation he underwent 
three weeks ago for all trouble. ....FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** August 25, 1932 

HOLD A. J. EHRET FUNERAL HERE 
At Hankinson Congregational Church at 3 O'clock Sunday 
A. J. Ehret, restaurant operator of Wahpeton, died Wednesday at 7 o'clock, a victim 
of dropsy. 

Mr. Ehret for several years was engaged in business in Hankinson, and was the owner 
of a business and residence property in this city. Mr. Ehret originally came from Red Wing, 
MN. He conducted a business in Minneapolis, later was salesman for Swift & Co. In 1918 
he came to Hankinson, where he was engaged in the butcher business with R. C. Umbright. 
Later he sold out and purchased the Womer building where he conducted a restaurant. Foll- 
owing the sale of this property to Earl Hagen, in company with F. R. Radloff , he constructed 
a new building, which he later sold to Mr. Radloff, Mr. Ehret then left for Annandale, MN., 
and a year later moved to Wahpeton where he had since made his home. 

His wife and one daughter survive. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational 
Church in Hankinson at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, according to word received from relatives 
today. Burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** August 25, 1932 

JOHN SCHROEDER DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Service at Congregational Church Fricay at 2 O'clock 
John A. Schroeder, pioneer Greendale resident, died at his farm home Wednesday morn- 
ing at 7 o'clock, following an illness of several years, which became acute on Sunday, and 
three days later resulted in his death. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at 

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the Congregational Church, Rev. Hall conducting the services. 

Mr. Schroeder was bom in Mayville, WI., in 1866, and with his parents moved to Rich- 
land County in 1879. The family took up their abode on a farm north of Hankinson. Here he 
made his home until 1897, when he was united in marriage to Minnie Pautz. With his wife he 
moved to a farm in Greendale Township, where he resided until his death. Eleven children 
arrived to bless their home, all of whom survive except one daughter, Mrs. August Borchart, 
who preceeded her father in death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, two sons, Harry and Carl, at home; eight 
daughters, Mrs. Alex Pohl, of Rosholt; Mrs. Albert Muehler, Mrs. Joe Schiltz, Gertrude, 
Sadie, Florence, Margaret, Evelyn at home; one brother, Emll Schoreder, at Fairmount; four 
sisters, Mrs. E. A. King, Mrs. Chas. Hein and Mrs. Reinhard Bellin, of Hankinson; Mrs. 
Pete Lenzen of Fargo. * ^ * * ^ ^ ^ ^ * * ^^^^^^ 25, 1932 

FARMER KILLED IN RUNAWAY 

John Nolly, a former resident of south of town, died at his home in Montana recently. 
Death was due to a broken neck which was siostained when a team of horses hitched to a load 
of hay ran away. 

Mr. Nolly was 49 years old at the time of his death and was unmarried. He used to 
farm the Lars Holland farm, south of Lidgerwood. His sister, Mrs. Ben Holland, lives near 
Lidgerwood at the present time. 

Funeral services were held on Monday at the Palestine Church, south of this city. 
Four of his sisters were present. Rev. Bratile of Veblen officiaited. 
LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** August 25, 1932 

Mike Wawers accompanied by Mrs. Joe Lee and Mrs. Lizzie Faust motored to Alexandria, 

MN., Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Faust's sister, Mrs. Herman Pohl, 

which was held on Monday. 

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Mrs. Joe Lee and son, John, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. M. Wawers and sister, 

Mrs. Lizzie Faust returned home Wednesday evening from Anoka, MN. , where they had attended 

the funeral of Mrs. Lee's grandson, Vernon Rohl, which was held Tuesday afternoon. 

********** August 25, 1932 

INFANT DIED 
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ambach died at the Wahpeton Hospital Thursday morn- 
ing. Burial was made the same day. ....Great Bend.... 

********** August 25, 1932 

SONORA. . . .Mr. Obelt, who has been sick for the past couple of weeks, passed away at 
11:30 Tuesday morning at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Brackin. 

********** August 25, 1932 

The little one year old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Anderson, of south of Geneseo, 
died suddenly Sunday morning, following a day's illness. 

********** August 25, 1932 

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CHAS. FELTON DIED AUG. 31st. 

Charles E. Felton died at his home in Lein Township, Roberts County, two miles north- 
east of New Effington, Aug. 31st, at 5:30 AM., of heart trouble. 

Mr. Felton was bom at Beetown, WI., on Sept. 8th, 1876, and when eight years old 
moved, with his parents, to Hastings, MN. In 1898 he came to Roberts County, SD., where 
he took a homestead. Here he resided until his death. In 1900 he was united in marriage 
to Agnes Bresnasan at Hankinson, and to this union eight children were bom, three daugh- 
ters and five sons, all of whom survive, except one daughter who died in infancy. A daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Oliver Shipp lives at Glasgow, MT., and the rest reside at home. 

Besides his family, he is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Felton, of Minneapolis, 
one sister, Mrs. Barbara Moore, of So. St. Paul, two brothers, John Felton of Baumemouth, 
Sask., Canada and Joe Felton of Deer Lodge, MT. 

Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at New 
Effington, Father Lang of Rosholt officiating, and burial will be made in the Vernon Cemetery 

********** September 1, 1932 

CIVIL WAR VET FUNERAL HELD 
Alex Hay's Death Leaves But One Civil War Veteran in County 
Alexander Hay, Richland County Civil War Veteran, passed away at his home in Wahpeton 
Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the Armory at 2:30 Monday afternoon 
and interment was in Riverside Cemetery. 

Mr. Hay came to Wahpeton in 1883 and had since made his home there. He was a veteran 
of— the Army of the Potomac, and had taken part in the greatest battles of the Civil War. In 
1864 he was taken prisoner, but escaped to rejoin his regiment, the 9Ath New York Infantry. 



NEWSPAPERS ERR 

In the writeup in the Farmer Globe the Fargo Forum and the Minneapolis papers, Mr. 
Hay was credited with being Richland County's last survivor of the Civil War. This is a 
mistake. Chas. Osbom, of Hankinson, 89 years old and hale and hearty, is a survivor of the 
Civil War, a veteran of one of Wisconsin's crack infantry regiments who also saw sezrvice in 
eastern Civil War campaigns and we believe the lone surviving Civil War Veteran in this 
county. ********** September 8, 1932 

FUNERAL HELD FOR WILFRED BOLL 

The year old son of Mrs. Chas. Boll, Wilfred, passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital 
Tuesday morning, following an operation which was necessitiated by complications from an ill- 
ness of pneumonia. The little boy had been ailing for the past six months. 

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Church at Fairmount today at 8:30 o'clock. 
Rev. Bierens conducting the services. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are, his mother, seven brothers and two sisters. 

********** September 8, 1932 



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Matt Hammer Schmidt received word that his father had passed away at his home on Friday. 
He left Sunday, accompanied by his son, Bernard to attend the funeral which was held on Mon- 
day morning at Harriet, SD. They returned home Tuesday. 

********** September 8, 1932 

MANTADOR LADY DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Will be Held at Mantador Saturday. 
Mrs. Josephine Soehner passed away at her home northeast of Mantador, Wednesday after 
a lingering illness at the age of 69 years. 

Mrs. Soehner was bom in Germany. After coming to America she settled in St. Kilian, 
MN. There she resided until 1915 when she moved, with her husband, to a farm three miles 
northeast of Mantador. 

Fimeral services will be held Saturday at 9 o'clock from St. Peter and Pauls' Church, 
of Mantador, Rev. Eckes conducting the ritual. 

********** September 15, 1932 

PIONEER, 77, DIED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 
John Lyon, 77 years old, and for 24 years a resident of Sargent County, just west of 
Lidgerwood, passed away at the farm home on Monday, following a stroke, which he suffered 
in December and from which he never fully recovered. 

Mr. Lyon was bom in Wisconsin on August 12th, 1855, and is survived by his widow, 
Mrs. Kate Lyon and three sons, Frank, Clarence, and Ed., all of Lidgerwood, and three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Radell and Mrs. Gessell of Beaver Dam, WI., and Miss Eunice Lyon of St. Paul, MN. 

~ Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. Rock- 
well officiating. Interment was made at Pleasant View Cemetery. 

********** September 22, 1932 

MANTADOR ... The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Schouer was held at the St. Peter and Paul' Church 

at Mantador on Saturday. ,,,,,,,,,, 

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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bower, of Madison, MN. , attended the funeral of Mrs. Schoner Saturday 

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Mrs. Hauskins and daughter, Eleanor, and Ada Wondersee attended the funeral of their 
niece at Buffalo, MN. , on Thursday. 

********** September 22, 1932 

PIONEER WOMAN DIED YESTERDAY 
Mrs. Julius Berg, pioneer woman of Brightwood Township, passed away at her home at 
6 o'clock yesterday, death being caused by a paralytic stroke, at the age of 78 years. 

Louise Sommerfeldt was bom on Jan. 26th, 185A, in West Prussia, Germany. In the 
year of 1877 she immigrated to the United States and settled first in Wilkin County, where 
she resided until 1879, when she moved to a homestead in Richland County, where she resided 
until her death. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 1st, at the home at 1:30 and at the Emm- 
anuel Evangelical Church in Hankinson of which she was a member. Rev. J. H. Meier will 

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conduct the services. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: four children, Mrs. Aug. Roeder, Mrs. Fred New- 

mann, Herman and Robert, all residing in this community. Her husband and five children 

proceeded her in death. 

********** September 29, 1932 

PROMINENT BARNEY CITIZEN BURIED ON TUESDAY 

Albert C. Kressin, pioneer aind well known Barney man, who passed away on Sunday morn- 
ing, was buried at Barney. Funeral services were conducted from the German Lutheran Church 
at Beimey at 2:30 PM and from the Kressin home at 2 o'clock. Mr. Kressin was prominent in 
community and coimty affairs, and was widely acquainted. 

He was born on Sept. 18th, 1867, in Watertown, WI. In 1912 the family moved to a farm 
where they lived until the last couple of years since which time Mr. and Mrs. Kressin have 
lived in Barney. He is suxvived by his wife and ten children: Arthur, Mrs. Herman Radig, 
and Edwin, all of Barney, Everette and Mrs. M. Braatz, both of St. Paul and Theodore, John, 
Mrs. Raymond Peutz, Paul cind Victor, also of Barney. 

********** September 29, 1932 

JOHN GREEN DIED TODAY, FUNERAL SATURDAY MORN 
Death Followed Several Weeks' illness following stroke. 
CITY of HANKINSON WILL SUSPEND BUSINESS DURING FUNERAL SATURDAY 

John Green, pioneer business man of Hankinson, and eminent piiblic citizen, died at 
his home in this city early this morning, following a relapse from a stroke which occurred 
a week ago, the second within the past five months. While death was not unexpected, the 
realization that he has departed this life comes as a distinct shock to relatives and friend: 
throughout the entire commxinity where most of his life has been honestly and faithfully speni 
for his family and the community in general. Realizing the seriousness of the illness, rel- 
atives were notified and were at the bedside when the Angel of Death called home another of 
HIS children, where a just award awaits one who has so nobly fulfilled the duties as a Chrisi 
ian, a father emd a community worker. 

Funeral services will be held at St. Philip's Church on Saturday morning, at 10 o'clocl 
Father Studnicka. officiating, and burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. As a mark of est- 
eem all business of the city will cease during the rites, and homage paid by our people to a 
departed citizen. 

John Green was born in Carver County, MN., on the 9th day of Nov. 1865, the son of 
John and Margaret Green, and was 67 years old at the time of his death. His father had come 
to this country from Germany prior to the Civil V7ar, and had served three honorable years 
during that conflict in the Union armies. 

John Green was educated in the common schools, and then learned the trade of a harness 
maker, which he followed until his removal to Hankinson. He first established himself in 
business at Montrose, MN., in the year 1886. On May 5th 1887, he was united in marriage to 
Sarah A. Poppler, whom he had known since early childhood and this union was blessed with 
ten children. 

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He continued in business at Montrose until the month of Maxch of 1898, at which time 
he took up his home at Hankinson. With William Cress he then purchased the hardware stock 
belonging to George Ocschner, and established a hardware store at Hankinson. Later Mr. 
Green bought out Mr. Cress. In 1913, his son Raymond C. Green, went into the firm with him, 
and formed the present firm of John Green s Son, Co., with which he was connected up to the 
time of his death. 

During his stay in Hankinson he gained the respect and confidence of his fellow citi- 
zens. In token of that respect they elected him to serve them as member of the school board 
for nine years, and also to act for them as a member of the city council for twelve years. 
During the V?orld War he not only had three sons, Edmond, Raymond and Frederick, serving in 
the army of the United States, but also gave generously of his own time and money, and was 
an active worker in Red Cross and Liberty Loan campaigns. 

He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and of the Knights of Columbus and 
a devout communicant of the Roman Catholic Church. 

There survive of his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Rose Webber, of Sublimity, OR; Mrs. 
Mary Fomer, of Mendota, MN.; Frank Green, of Chaska, OR., and George Green of Milton, ND. 

Surviving to mourn their loss from his immediate family are: his wife, Sara Green, 
and five sons and five daughters: Everard L. Green, of St. Paul; Raymond C. Green, of Hank- 
inson; Frederick H. Green, of So. St. Paul; Evangeline M. Budde, of Minneapolis; Edmond 
W. Green, of Hankinson; Catherine L. Aker, of Hankinson; Waldon J. Green of Minneapolis; Johi 
L, Green, of Hankinson, Everetta C. Green, of Minneapolis and Ross M. Green, of Hankinson, 
who with the entire community mourn the passing of a man whose integrity and honesty through- 
out his life were unquestioned and to whom only the knowledge of his worthiness assuages 
a poignant sorrow. 

Some men are bom to power and greatness; others acquire power and achieve greatness. 
John Green had neither by birth or his efforts. But he had that which is greater than 
power, and higher than greatness. He had within him that innate sense of justice which 
distinguishes the good man. He strove earnestly and conscientiously to fill his niche in 
life, to do justice to his family, and service to his ccommnity, and with a heart that had 
"malice toward none and charity toward all . " 

********** October 6, 1932 

O. F. PIERSON DIED AT FERGUS FALLS 
Masonic Funeral Friday at Lidgerwood 

Word received in Hankinson tells of the death of 0. F. Pierson, at Fergus Falls at 
noon yesterday. Funeral services will be conducted in Lidgerwood on Friday, Oct. 7th, at 
2 o'clock. 

Mr. Pierson moved to Fergus Falls from Lidgerwood a year ago, accepting a position 

with the Heley Lumber Co. He was active in Masonic circles, being District Deputy Grand 

Master of this district the past year. 

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FUNERAL FOR LIZZIE BLADOW VAN HOESEN 
Ftmeral services were held at the Congregational Church in Elroy, WI . , Rev. Robert 
B. Falk officiating for Lizzie Bladow Van Hoesen, who passed away at her home in Elroy on 
Sept. 18th. The fiineral was attended by relatives from Hankinson, Mrs. Herman Bladow and 
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bladow. 

********** October 6, 1932 

Miss Gladys Langstaff returned today from Sauk Center, MN., where she attended the 
funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Julia Van Vleck, who passed away last Saturday. 

********** October 13, 1932 

MRS. THEO BOHN FUNERAL TODAY 
Death Took Pioneer Woman Monday, After Long Illness. 
Mrs. Theo. Bohn died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Womer on Monday evening, Oct. 
loth, at 11 o'clock, death following a couple years illness of dropsy. Last spring Mrs. 
Bohn became seriously ill and failed to make improvement, and two weeks' ago was brought 
to Hankinson, where she received medical care at the hospital, later being removed to the 
Womer home. 

Funeral services were held this afternoon from her home at 1 o'clock and at the Luth- 
eran Church at Great Bend at 1:30. Rev . Rengstorf conducting the service . 

Mary Koppleman was born in Theresa, WI., in January of 1872, emd later came with her 
parents to Richland County, settling near Great Bend. On Oct. 26th, 1892, she was united 
in marriage to Theo. Bohn, and to this union five children were bom, four of whom, with 
her husband, survive, one child preceeding her in death. The children are: Mrs. Walter 
Pasbrig, Mrs. Otto Ziegelman, of Great Bend; Mrs. Herbert Ziegelman of Garfield, MN., and 
Ewald on the home farm at Great BEnd. 

********** October 13, 1932 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF LUTHERAN OFFICIAL 
The Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Klausler, accompanied by Rev. and Mrs. Cordts of Belford, 
attended the funeral of Rev. Buegel at Grand Forks on Tuesday. Rev. Klausler delivered 
one of the principal addresses at the funeral. Rev. Buegel, before his retirement from 
the ministry, was one of the officials of the Lutherain Church in North Dakota and Montana. 
The deceased pastor was known to many residents of Hankinson. 

********** October 13, 1932 

MANTADOR Mrs. Clarence Mores and Mrs. L. M. Jentz attended the funeral of Mr. 

Nichels at Wahpeton on Monday. 

********** October 13, 1932 

MRS. T. GAUKLER FUNERAL TODAY 

Blood Poisoning Following Child Birth Cause of Death 

Chas. Bauman visited here last night, enroute to Lidgerwood to attend the funeral of 

Mrs. Tony Gaukler, 32 years old, who died on Tuesday. The funeral is being held toady at 

10 o'clock at St. Johns Church. 

Mrs. Gaukler is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Allain, former residents of Hankinson. 

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Mrs. Gaiikler died from blood poisoning which followed a child birth two weeks ago. 
Six children and her husband svirvive to mourn their loss. 

********** October 20, 1932 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. OLIVE SUSAG SUNDAY 
Miss Ruby Susag was called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Olive Susag at Glen- 
wood, MN., Monday, in response to a message that she was seriously ill. An hour after Miss 
Susag 's arrival her mother passed away. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at Glen- 
wood. Surviving to mourn their loss are five daughters and one son. 

********** October 27, 1932 

TRAGEDY INVOLVES TIMMINS FAMILY 
A tragedy at San Pedro, CA. , recently involved two person, mother and daughter, who 
will be remembered by old residents of Hankinson. 

Dr. D. M. Timmins practiced dentistry here many years, maintaining an office for a 
year or more. Later he located at Cakes, where he committed suicide by shooting several 
years ago. His mother, Mrs. R. S. Timmins and a daughter visited Dr. Timmins frequently 
while he was here and became known to many of our people. They then lived at Fargo, but 
subsequently moved to California. News dispatches last week told the story of the daugh- 
ter , who had married a man named Thomas , shooting her mother to death and then killing 
herself. The shooting was done with the same revolver used by Dr. Timmins when he comm- 
itted suicide at Cakes. 

The Timmins family were early settlers 'in Sargent County, where R. S. Timmins con- 
ducted a general store at Cogswell and was rated as one of the wealthiest men in the county . 
He-aied many years ago. ********** October 27, 1932 

HAROLD COX WOUNDED 
Harold Cox, Swift's salesman, is a patient at the N. P. Hospital, suffering from a 
gunshot wound, caused by the accidental discharge of the gun in his car Monday morning, 
four miles east on the Red Trail. 

The wounded man was able to drive to the N. P. Hospital, after the accident. Reports 

are that his condition is as well as could be expected. GLENDIVE (MT.) NEWS 

********** October 27, 1932 

FUNERAL RITES FOR HAROLD COX 
No orgamization of Hankinson origin is closer to the hearts of our people than Com- 
pany L, the military company formed when the United States entered the World V7ar, and the 
death of a Company L boy is regarded as a personal bereavement by every resident of our city. 

This is doubly true in the case of HAROLD COX, who died at Glendive, MT., Saturday 
morning, Oct. 22nd, from the effects of an accidental gunshot wound received the previous 
Monday . 

Harold and his twin brother, Howard, spent their boyhood in Hankinson, attended our 
piiblic schools , graduated from our high school , grew to young manhood here , and were among 
the first to enlist in Company L at the time of its organization in the spring of 1917. 

The company was made up almost entirely of young men who had grown up in this vicinity 

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and throughout the summer the boys were drilled and received their preliminary training 
here, being quartered in the city hall. They were our own home boys, enlisting in behalf 
of their government, and a finer body of men could not have been found among the millions 
who served in the wax. Company L was subsequently disbanded and most of the members became 
a part of 163rd Ambulance Co., and spent 18 months in France where they ranked high in eff- 
icency among the millions in the American forces. The COX twins, as they were known to 
their homefolks, were favorites with their buddies and officers, and among the best letters 
from France during the war were those written by them to their mother, and many of which 
were published in the HANKINSON NEWS. These letters were read as personal messages by hun- 
dreds of the home folks and strengthened the ties so that the boys were regarded as more 
than even neighbors and friends. We were just one big family, happily revinited with the 
triumphant rettim of the boys at the conclusion of hostilities. 

The COX twins were bom at Glenwood, MN., on June 28, 1897, but while still small lads 
came to Hankinson with their parents. Here they grew to manhood, received their education, 
and engaging in the activities common to their time. . .playing in our town ball team, active 
in high school athletics, and in the social life of the community. Both learned the barber 
trade, and were employed in their father's shop. Howard has remained here, but Harold re- 
moved to So. St. Paul, where he entered the employ of the Swift Packing Company, and was 
an employee of this concern, with headquarters at Glendive, at the time of his death. 

He was married on Oct. 3rd, 1927, to Miss Frances Gaab, who survives him. A little 
daughter, now 3*5 years old, was born to bless the union. Besides the widow and daughter, 
he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. P.obey; his twin brother, Howard; another 
brother, Milton, all residents of Hankinson, and one sister, Mrs. D. H. Barnes of Brooklyn, 
New York. 

The remains were brought to Hankinson where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon. 
The services were simple but impressive and the attendance taxed the capacity of the Congre- 
gational Church. Services were under the auspices of the Hankinson Masonic Lodge of which 
deceased was a member and a Legion guard of honor escorted the casket. Included in the 
Legion ranks were fifteen members of old Co. L from Hankinson, and neighboring towns, and 
the pall bearers were all former service men. 

Rev. W. A. Smith delivered the sermon and a vast crowd of mourners followed the pro- 
cession to Hillside Cemetery where interment was made. 

********** October 27, 1932 

GREAT BEND A large ntjmber of families attended the funeral of Mrs. John Zentgraf 

at Wahpeton on Tuesday afternoon . 

********** November 3, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD PIONEER DIED 
W. "Grandpa" Wanous , a pioneer of Lidgerwood, died at the home of his son, Louis, 
near Sisseton, Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at Lidgerwood at 1 o'clock on Fri- 
day. Mr. Wanous farmed north of Lidgerwood for many years. 

********** November 3, 1932 

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MRS. ELLA SPRINGER DIED FRIDAY 

Following a short illness, after arriving at the home of her son, Ivan Springer, Mrs. 
Ella Springer passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 28th, at 5:30. 

Rev. W. A. Smith conducted prayer on Friday evening for friends and relatives in this 
vicinity, after which the body was shipped to Clear Lake, lA., where the funeral rites took 
place on Monday, Oct. 31st. 

Mrs. Ella Springer was bom in Dixon, IL., on Feb. 2nd, 1859. Children surviving to 
mourn their loss are: Mrs. Grace Kerr, Lake Benton, UN.; Miss Florence Springer, Minneap- 
olis, MN.; Mrs. C. J. Hamstreet, Clear Lake, lA; Mrs. C. V. Gregory, Mrs. Herman Steen and 
E. L. Springer, all of Wheaton, MN.; E. L. Springer, all of Wheaton, IL.; Ivan Springer, 
Hankinson, ND; and K. G. A. Springer, Fergus Falls, MN. 

All of the children were present at the funeral services in Clear Lake, lA., where 

the deceased was laid to rest beside the body of her husband, who passed away on Aug. 14th. 

1924. 

Peaceful be they rest, dear mother. It is sweet to breathe, they name. 

In life we loved you dearly , In death we do the same . 

********** November 3, 1932 

FUNERAL HELD FOR GREAT BEND CITIZEN 

Hundreds of friends gathered in Great Bend on Monday afternoon to pay their last 
tribute to John Stoltenow, Jr., who died suddenly Friday morning at 2:30 in a Breckenridge 
Hospital. 

Mr. Stoltenow went to the hospital Tuesday evening to be operated on for gall stones. 
The operation was performed on Wednesday. He was thought to be on the road to recovery when 
uremic poisoning set in. It proved fatal. 

John Stoltenow, Jr., was bom on Dec. 25th, 1882, on his father's farm, one mile east 
of Great Bend. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith by Pastor Koehler and was later con- 
firmed by Pastor Hinck. 

On June 23rd, 1904, he was married to Lena Gehler. The union was blessed with twelve 
children, eleven of whom are still living. 

Mr. Stoltenow leaves besides his wife, eleven children: five girls, Mrs. Viola Klawitt' 
of Mantador; Amelia, Clara, Doris, Elaine; six boys, Reinhold, Herbert, Ernest, Arthur, Gil- 
bert, Also surviving him are his father, Mr. John Stoltenow, Sr., two brothers, Herman and 
Albert; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Gehler, Mrs. Herman Cost and Mrs. Boehning of Hankinson. 
He was preceeded in death by his mother, four sisters, two brothers and one son. 

In the death of John Stoltenow, Jr., Great Bend and surrounding community has lost a 
valuable citizen, an exemplary worker in Trinity Lutheran Church, and a beloved father. He 
was one of the modern farmers, highly respected by his fellow citizens. He was elected to 
various positions of trust in Brandenburg Township. He was also one of the officers of the 
Farmers Mill and Elevator Co. 

At the funeral the German sermon was delivered by Pastor Rengstorf and the English 
sermon was delivered by Pastor Schmacher of Tyler. The many floral offerings were eloqu- 

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ent and sincere testimony to the honor in which John Stoltenow was held by his neighbors. 

********** November 10, 1932 



SONORA Quite a number attended the fvmeral of Mrs. Louise Schillinger in Fairmount 

November 10, 1932 



Wednesday morning. ********** 



Jim Stewart left Sattirday for Fargo, where he attended the funeral of his two year old 

nephew, Fred Clements, which was held on Monday. The little one contracted typhoid pneumonia 

and passed away on Friday. ********** "„ ^,„ ,„,„ 

********** November 10, 1932 

INFANT'S FUNERAL HELD 
The infant daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Birnbatm Saturday morning, passed away 
Sunday evening. Funeral services were held from St. Philips Catholic Church on Wednesday 
morning at 9 o'clock. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** November 17, 1932 

ALFRED STILES DIED IN WASHINGTON 
Former Pioneer Resident of Stiles - Left Dakota Eight Years Ago. 
Mr. Alfred Stiles, formerly a resident of Stiles, ND., and for whose father the town 
was named, died Sunday at Walla Walla, WA. , after six years of poor health at the age of 65 
years . 

Mr. Stiles left Richland County many years ago, going to New England, ND. About eight 
years ago he moved to Washington, where he had since made his home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are three sons and two daughters. The fxineral was held 
on Tuesday at Walla Walla, WA. ****,,,*,* November 17, 1932 

A. R. BARNS, FORMERLY of WAHPETON, IS DEAD 
ST. PAUL, Nov. 16th. . (AP) . .Arthur R. Bams, 47, former Wahpeton resident, now St. 
Paul real estate dealer who helped colonize western land, will be buried Thursday. 

With a colonization company he helped establish colonists on untenanted land, princi- 
pally in Minnesota and California. Subsequently he dealt in real estate himself. 

Surviving are his widow and two brothers, George B., of St. Paul and Fred, of Wahpeton. 

********** November 17, 1932 

John Lorentz, a brother-in-law of Matt Schramm, passed away Thursday morning at St. 
Johns Hospital in Fargo. Burial was made at his old home at Perley, MN., on Saturday morn- 
ing. Mrs. J. 0. Smith, of Fairmount, was the only one attending the funeral from near here. 

********** November 17, 1932 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. PONATH ' S MOTHER 

Mrs. Elizabeth Behm, mother of Mrs. Albert Ponath, passed away on Sunday, at the home 
of Mr. Ponath in Wahpeton, at the age of 73 years, after a two year illness. 

Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Wahpeton, Rev. H. Sch- 
umacher of Tyler, conducting the services. 

Mrs. Behra was born in West Prussia, Germany on June 5th, 1859, and in 1883 was married 



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to Mr. Behm, who survives her. After eight years of wedded life in Germany they came to 
America and in 1892 homesteaded near Grand Forks Covmty at Niagara. 

Siirviving to mourn their loss are her husband aind nine children. 

********** November 24, 1932 

LIDGEPWOOD PIONEER SETTLER PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY 

Mr. M. Bohenstingl, Sr., old settler of this community, passed away at St. Cloud, MN., 
on Wednesday. He was buried in that city on Saturday. 

********** November 24, 1993 

FORMER MANTADOR GIRL ASPHYXIATED 
Arline Dvorak Overcome in Auto at Renville - Companion also died 

Miss Arline Dvorak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dvorak, formerly a banker at Mantador, 
ND., now located at Renville, MN., is dead from monoxide gas poisoning, as is also Kenneth 
Jackson, who was with her in an auto when overcane by the gas fumes on Monday. 

According to Mrs. Rackow, friend of the family, who attended the funeral yesterday, 
the young people had parked their car at the school grounds, and after attending the show, 
sat in the car while the engine was warming up. It was while there that they were overcome, 
the fumes proving fatal to Kenneth, but due to the fact that the door was not closed tight- 
ly on the girl's side, she was still alive when found by the janitor, who saw the car on 
the grounds when he came to work early next morning . The girl was alive , but unconscious , 
and every effort was made to revive her, but she passed away the second day folowing the 
accident. 

The Dvoraks left Mantador following the closing of their bank several years ago, going 
to Renville, where he is in the banking business and where they have since made their home. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at Renville. Mrs. Rackow, 
Evelyn Rackow and Irwin Kunert of Hankinson , attended the funeral . 

Deceased was eighteen years of age at the time of her death. Surviving to mourn their 
loss are: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dvorak and four sisters. 

********** November 24, 1932 

DAN BEATTIE DIED SUDDENLY AT LIDGERWOOD 

This city was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Dan Beattie on Monday afternoon 
about 3:30. Mr. Beattie had complained a little that day about not feeling so well, aind had 
just returned to the school house where he was employed as janitor, after calling at a doc- 
tor's office when he dropped, dying almost instantly. 

Mr. Beattie was born in Canada, on August 7th, 1879, and at the time of his demise was 
53 years, 3 months and 27 days old. 

Surviving are a brother and sister, residing either in Canada or England, his wife, 
Em.ily Beattie, and a daughter, Marjorie, who teaches at Bagley, MN., and son, James, a stu- 
dent at the Univ. of Minn. Marjorie and James arrived in this city on Monday night. 

Mrs. Priggs and Mrs. Genzler, mother and sister of Mrs. Beattie, of Wisconsin, a bro- 
ther, arrived on Wednesday. 



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The fvineral services were in charge of the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, 
short services being conducted at the home . Interment was made at the Pleasant View Cemetery 

Mr. Beattie had been a resident of Lidgerwood for thirty yeeirs . For many years he was 

employed as the mctnager of the Hardware Department of the Movius store , and served in the 

same capacity at the Lidgerwood Auto S Machine Co. In September he entered upon his new 

duties at the school. 

********** December 1, 1932 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN STRICKEN CRANKING CAR 

Moses Williams, 48, former resident of Faiinnount, ND., dropped dead in Minneapolis 

while cranking his car according to reports received here. He had resided at Fairmount 

for 30 years prior to taking up his residence in Minneapolis. His widow, four children, 

and a sister, who resides at Fargo, survive. 

********** December 1, 1932 

ONE TIME RESIDENT DIES IN MINNESOTA 

Word has been received in the city of the death of Mike Bohenstingl, who has in the 

past few years made his home in St. Cloud, MN. Mr. Bohenstingl resided in this vicinity 

many years and due to ill health went to Florida. More recently, he with his wife, went 

to St. Cloud, where they made their home with a daughter. We are unable to get any further 

particulars at this time. He has a host of friends here who will regret his passing. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** December 1, 1932 

VICTOR PIONEER DIED TUESDAY 

Einer Ellingson, pioneer resident living just northwest of Victor, SD., died on Nov. 

29th^at his home. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed but it is expected they will be held 

Friday afternoon at the Dahl Church near Victor. An obituary will be printed next week. 

********** December 1, 1932 

RECEIVES WORD OF BROTHER'S DEATH 

Mrs. J. R. Jones, Sr., received word of the death of her brother, Lucien W. Stillwell, 
resident of Deadwood, SD., since 1879, who passed away last Thursday at 4 o'clock at the age 
of 88 years. Funeral services were held in Deadwood. 

Deceased was born in New York, later moving to Wisconsin where he received his educat- 
ion. In 1864 he entered business in Illinois, which he disposed of to enter the employment 
of a banking finr. in Deadwood, SD. While there he began to deal in curios which business 
thrived, and he discontinued banking to give his full time to this industry, which now extend 
into every civilized country in the world, the business being largely wholesale to dealers, 
musevmis, scientific institutions, etc. He was a recognized authority on Indian relics, nat- 
iiral history mineral and fossil and geological specimens . 

Mr. Stilwell married in 1873 to which union four children were born, two of whom sur- 
vive. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Jones of Hankinson and Mrs. Han- 
nah R. Brent, of Tarrytown, NY. 

********** December 1, 1932 

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JOHN SELLNER DIED SATURDAY 

Funeral of Pioneer of Barney Community and Early N. D. Surveyor Held Monday 

John Sellner died Saturday morning at 8:45 AM., at the age of 75 years, death being 
caused by complications attributable to old age. He has been in poor health mentally and 
physically for the last ten years. He was a hard worker all his life, and heavy tax payer. 
He was bom in West Albany, MN., and at the age of fifteen years he came to this county with 
a surveying crew, and helped survey the greater part of North and South Dakota. About forty 
years ago he took a homestead at Barney, ND., where he lived until Oct. 9th, 1902, when he 
was united in mcirriage to Mrs. Bertha Becker at Mantador. To this union five children were 
born, one dying in infancy. 

The funeral mass was said on Monday morning at the St. Philips Church at 8 o'clock, 
the Rev. Father Howsler officiating. Interment was made in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery 
at Mantador, beside his father and an infant daughter. 

Close relatives present from a distance were: his daughter, Mrs. James Godrey and son 
James, of Bismarck, ND.; his brother, George Sellner, of Lidgerwood, ND. Owing to ill 
health and distance his other three daughters were unable to attend the funeral . 

Surviving him are his wife and 4 daughters, Mrs. Clifford Weber and Rose Sellner, of 
Chicago, IL.; Mrs. John Stoecker, of Milwaukee, WI . ; and Mrs. James Godrey, of Bismarck, ND. 
Also one brother, George Sellner, of Lidgerwood, ND., and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bower and 
Mrs. Augusta Kennedy of Lake City, MN., four grajidchildren also survive. 

Pallbearers were: Mr. Ed. LaQua, Wm. Shafer and J. M. Jaeger, of Hankinson and Jos. 
Lugert, Sr., and Frank Biegel of Mantador. 

Relatives from Mantador, Lidgerwood and Wyndmere and Hankinson attended the funeral. 

********** December 8, 1932 

FORMER GREAT BEND MERCHANT PASSED AWAY 
W. D. Womer Funeral Rites To Be Held Friday at Mobridge , S. D. 

V7ord was received of the death of W. D. Womer, which occurred at Mobridge, on Wed- 
nesday morning at the age of 52 years. The message contained no details of the death. 

Mr. Womer was raised in Great Bend, where he operated a general store until 25 years 
ago, when he joined the International Harvester Co. After many years of service with this 
company he moved to Mobridge, where he entered business, and was operating an oil station 
in that city when he passed away. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and three brothers, Geo. of Great Bend, 
Fred of Hanlcinson, and John Worner, of Wheaton. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 
Mobridge, where burial will be made. 

********** December 8, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Mrs. Ingeborg Burke passed away at her home on Sunday evening, after a 
week's illness following a paralytic stroke. she was 78 years of age and was born in Norway 
coming to this country at the age of eight. 

Mrs . Burke is sxirvived by two sons by a former marriage . Louis of this place and 

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Knute of St. Cloud, MN. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church and interment 
at the Bohemian Cemetery on Wednesday forenoon. 

********** December 15, 1932 

Funeral services for Joe Cryan, prominent farmer of Sargent County, residing near 
Cayuga, were held on Wednesday at Cayuga. 

********** December 15, 1932 

RECEIVED WORD OF DEATH OF NIECE 
Mrs. Matt Hammerschmidt received a message on Sunday, notifying them of the death of 
Mrs. Hammerschmidt 's 4 year old niece, Virginia Quarve, who died on Sxinday at the home of 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Quarve at Britton, SD. Death was caused by complications 
resulting fron sccirlet fever, contracted some time ago. 

********** December 15, 1932 

DEATH TAKES PIONEERS of RICHLAND CODNTY 
Herman Medenwaldt Passed Away Tuesday At His Home in Greendale 
Herman Medenwaldt, highly respected pioneer Richleind County citizen, died at his home 
south of town Tuesday night, death following an illness of four weeks' duration. Mr. Meden- 
waldt was taken ill four weeks ago, and his condition was so serious that an operation was 
performed to give temporary relief. All that human hands coiild do, however, failed, and 
the Angel of Death called a soul home. 

Herman Medenwaldt was bom on Nov. 22nd, 1869, in Pommeran, Germany, and when fourteen 
years of age, came with his parents to America, settling in Richland County, where he made 
his^home until taken in death. 

In November of 1894, he was married to Bertha Roeder, the ceremony being performed 
by Rev. Warnecke, in Hankinson. A short time later they established a heme in Greendale 
Township, where they resided for 29 years. During his many years in that community he pros- 
pered and enjoyed the respect and admiration of people of the entire community, where his 
kindly Christian character will be sorely missed by relatives and neighbors alike. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife. Bertha: five sons, Reinhart, Willie, Arnolc 
Harry and Roland; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Worner, Mrs. Otto Bladow, Mjts . Ed Gollnick and 
Lena; three brothers, Bernard being in Washington, and Emil and William of Hankinson, and ont 
sister, Mrs. M. Lubenow, of White Earth, ND. Eleven grandchildren also survive. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday from the home at 1 o'clock and at the Immanuel 
Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Meier will conduct the services. 

********** December 22, 1932 

HENRY RADKE 
Funeral services were held for Henry Radke at the Lutheran Church in Wahpeton yester- 
day. Mr. Radke, a sufferer from cancer, had been confined to the Breckenridge Hospital 
receiving treatment for a short time, and passed away Sunday at 3 o'clock. Mr. Radke resid- 
ed at Everdell, MN., where he moved after leaving Richland County about eight years ago. 
They resided on the John Boll farm near Sonora for many years before leaving for Minnesota 
to make their home. ********** December 22, 1932 

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MRS. ERNESTINE GADCKE 
Mrs. Ernestine Gadcke died at the Krttmp Hospital Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM., after 
several weeks' illness following a stroke. 

Mrs. Ernestine Gadcke was bom in Posen, Germany on August 24th, 1849, eind came to 
America when 28 years of age. She lived with her sister, Mrs. John Polfuss until her mar- 
riage to Carl Gadcke, They resided on a farm two miles east of Mantador. Her husband died 
on Dec. 27th, 1929. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: one sister, t'lrs. August Muehler of north of town, 
and a brother, Michael Krueger. 

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Church, 
Rev. J. H. Meier officiating. 

********** December 22, 1932 

TYLER PIONEER DIES 
Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran Church 
for Mrs. John Wiebusch, who passed away at the home of her son, John Wiebusch. With her 
husband she came to Richland County in 1881, settling near Summit Township. In 1913 she 
moved to Great Bend, but in 1924 removed again to the farm. 

********** December 22, 1932 

FUNERAL HELD FOR LOUIS C. JENTZ WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 
Before an impressive gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends the last rites were 
spoken over Louis J. Jentz, prominent Hainkinson resident, at the Lutheran Church on Wednes- 
day afternoon. Louis C. Jentz was born on Oct. 4th, 1861, in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. 
When he was 4 years old, his parents immigrated to the United States. They settled at Auburr 
NY. From 1865 to 1870 he lived there, then moving to Minnesota. He settled at Henderson, 
MN. In 1876, he was confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Henderson. 

On Feb. 18th, 1886, he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Wilhelmina VJitt. In 1891 
Mr. Jentz moved to a farm north of Mantador. There he farmed iintil 1920, retiring to move 
to Hankinson, where he has been residing for the last 12 years. He died Sunday evening, 
Dec. 18th. 

The imion was blessed with four children, all of whom with his widow surviving. They 
are: Mrs. Lydia Krueger of Belford; Mrs. Amanda Bakken of Gwinner: L. W. Jentz of Mantador: 
W. C. Jentz of Gwinner. Besides fifteen grandchildren there are also two great-grandchild- 
ren living. Mr. Jentz had also two brothers, both living in Henderson, MN. Mr. Louis Jentz 
was a life long member of the Lutheran Church and one of the pillars of the local Lutheran 
Church. 

Pallbearers were: Albert Stach, Ernest Steinwehr, A. W. Medenwaldt, Pete Hentz, VJill- 
iam Knaak and Gustave Schultz. The funeral sermon was delivered by the deceased's pastor. 
Rev. J. P. Klausler. The choir of the church sang two hymns. The many floral offerings 
were a beautiful tribute to the esteem in which Louis C. Jentz was held. 

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LITTLE GIRL DIES AT ROBINSON, ND. 
Word was received here on Satvirday evening from Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Miller (nee Irene 
Moxirer) of Robinson, ND., of the death of their six year old daughter, Ruth, who passed 
away early Saturday morning. The little girl was an invalid from birth. 

Mr. and Mrs. Miller and the latter *s brother, Cleon Mourer arrived at Hankinson on 
Sunday evening by auto, with the body, which was taken to the home of Mrs. Miller's brother- 
in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Caulkins, in LaMars Township. 

Services were held at the Caulkins home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. 
W. Smith offiating. Burial was made in the Tyson Cemetery in Greendale Township. 

********** December 22, 1932 

YOUNG LAD DIES AT ROCHESTER HOSPITAL 
Calvin, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Olbom of Tyler, died Sunday at the 
hospital at Rochester, MN., where he had been receiving treatment for mastoids. Funeral 
services were held on Wednesday at Great Bend. 

********** December 22, 1932 

Mr. A. C. Stack has received a message conveying the sad news of the death of his 
sister, Mrs. Thomas Killiam, of Milwaukee, WI. No details were in the message. 

********** December 22, 1932 

AGED CITIZEN DIED FRIDAY 

August Heise, aged North Dakota pioneer, was committed to the grave on Christmas Day, 
Dec. 25th, after having suffered from a painful illness for seven weeks. He died Friday 
afternoon, Dec. 23rd, at his home here in Hankinson, where he has been residing since 1914, 
at the age of 88 years and 28 days . 

Mr. Heise was born on Nov. 25th, 1844, at Alt Jarnitz, Kreis Schwetz-Regierungsbezirk, 
of West Prussia. On January 2, 1870, he was married to Miss Anna Barbknecht, who survives 
him. In 1888 he immigrated to the United States, and took a homestead near Havanna, ND., 
where he farmed industriously until Oct. of 1914, when he moved to Hankinson. 

There are two remarkable facts about Mr. Heise 's life. Had he lived until Januciry 
2nd, he and his wife would have celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversay. Such an amazing 
record is without parallel in this vicinity. The other fact is that August Heise fought in 
three important wars as a member of the German Army. The wars in which he participated are 
the following: the War of 1864 against Denmark; the War of 1866 against Austria; and the 
War of 1870 or the Franco-Prussian War. He was wounded several times, once being reported 
as dead. 

August Heise leaves behind to mourn his departure his widow and six children, Mrs. 
John Peitz, and Mrs. Frank Peitz, of Hankinson; Mrs. Charles Bullis, Mrs. George Ries; Mrs. 
Lee Harrison, all of Los Angeles; and Mrs. George Deneen of International Falls, MN. In 
addition sixteen grand children and three great grandchildren survive. Two children died in 
infancy . 

The deceased was a prominent member of the Lutheran Church in Hankinson. A large 

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assembly of mourners gathered at the church and grave to pay the last honors to the 88 year 
old pioneer. Rev. J. P. Klausler preached the funeral sermon. Pall bearers were friends 
of the Heise family. 



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December 29, 1932 



SENORA Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Henry Raedeke 

at Wahpeton on Wednesday afternoon. 

********** December 29, 1932 

Mrs. A. K. Thompson and daughter, Amy, returned this week from the cities, after a 
week's stay. They had been called there by the sudden death of the former's sister, Mrs. 
Mathew Foss . She leaves her husband and three small sons , two sisters and five brothers , 
to mourn her departure. ********** December 29, 1932 

LIDGERWOOD L. Edman, father of Mrs. C. C. Carpenter, passed away at the Barret, 

MN., Hospital on Thursday, and was buried at his home in Kensington on Satiirday. 

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19 3 3 

DEATH TAKES CALVIN COOLIDGE 
Death Comes From Heart Failure This Morning at 10:00 

The radio today reports the death of Calvin Coolidge, former president of the United 
States, at his home study in North Hampton, MA., at 10 o'clock this morning. 

According to the message broadcast to the American people, Mrs. Coolidge, rettiming 
home from a shopping trip, found Mr. Coolidge prostrate in his study room. Death was caused 
from heart failure. 

Mr. Coolidge 's rise to the presidency was rapid. In 1919 he was police commissioner 
of Boston. Following he was named for the vice presidency, running mate for Warren Harding. 
Their election was a landslide. The death of Harding after serving but part of his term, 
elevated Coolidge to the presidency, and in 1924 he was elected president for four years. 

In 1928, from his summer home in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he announced that 
he "did not choose to run" for the presidency in 1928. Following his relinquishing the 
office to Herbert Hoover he has devoted his time to private business . In the past elect- 
ion there are many who believe that if Calvin Coolidge 's name had been presented at the 
Chicago convention, he would have been nominated. His power with the people of the nation 
was miraculous, and his name was mentioned wherever and whenever an emergency confronted the 
nation. ********** January 5, 1933 

WOMAN WHO SAW 24 PRESIDENTS NAMED IS DEAD 

FAIRMOUNT, ND Ninety four year old Mrs. Martha Ballard, in whose span of life 

24 presidents of the United States were elected, was taken by death here on Saturday. 

Funeral services were conducted at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Cox and the 
body was taken to River Falls, WI., for burial beside that of her husband. 

G. E. Ballard, president of the local bank, and Mrs. Cox, son and daughter, respective 
ly, are the only immediate survivors. There are six grandchildren. 

Accompanying the body to River Falls, WI . , where burial was Sunday, were two of the 
grand daughters, Leone Ballard and Joyce Ballard and E. W. Schouweiler, cashier of the bank. 

Mrs. Ballaird was bom in Level, ME. 

********** January 5, 1933 

Another of Roberts County's fast thinning pioneers passed away on Christmas Eve, 
when Louis J. Hald answered the call of the Death Angel. 

+ + + + + + + ++ + 
John Pytten, 92 year old V7alcott citizen, died on Christmas Day. 

********** January 5, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Gibson and son stopped off here on Friday, coming from Lisbon, 
where they attended the former's mother's funeral. They were the visitors at the home of 
Mrs. Clara Green until Saturday, when they left for their home at Glenwood, MN. 

********** January 5, 1933 

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GRIM REAPER TAKES CHILD 

Ftmeral services were held at the Lutheran Chiarch on Tuesday at 2:30 PM for Verona 
Elfrieda Korth, Rev. Klausler of the Lutheran Church conducting the service. The services 
were largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends. Among the floral tributes was a 
beautiful wreath from Verona's class mates in the local school. 

Verona Elfrieda Korth was bom on June 8th, 1924, in Hankinson. At Christmas time 
the little child was taken ill of pneumonia from which she recovered. Later she developed 
empysma, and improved rapidly, but an acute abdominal conditon developed, which caused her 
untimely death, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8th, at the age of 8^3 years. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Korth, four sisters, 
Lorraine, Betty, Evelyn and Marion; two brothers, Elroy and Wilbert, besides a host of rela- 
tives and friends in this community. 

********** January 12, 1933 

INFANT CHILD DIES 
Bom, to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bladow, Monday, Jan. 9th, a baby boy. The little boy 
passed away on Tuesday night, bringing sorrow to the parents, who are both confined to 
their homes by illness. Funeral services were held today, Rev. J. H. Meier, officiating. 

********** January 12, 1933 

RECEIVE MESSAGE OF DEATH OF RELATIVE 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kjelstrup received a message on Sunday from Burnett, WI., stating 
that Mr. Chas. Heling had passed away at his home there on Jan. 8th. 

Mr. Heling is an uncle of Mrs. Kjelstrup, and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Julia Heling 

of this city, and has visited here many times with them. 

********** January 12, 1933 

BAXTER, FORMER SOO LINE SUPERINTENDENT, DIES 
G. S. Baxter, superintendent of the Soo Line at Enderlin for 25 years, died from a 
stroke on Saturday evening. Born at Watertown, WI . , Oct. 26th, 1871, he had spent 40 years 
railroading, retiring a few years ago. He served one term as mayor of Enderlin in 1929. 
A widow and three sons survive. 

Ralph Stock and Lou Gollagher attended the funeral at Enderlin on Tuesday. 

********** January 12, 1933 

MAN DIED IN PLANE CPA.SH 
James R. Jackson, Jr., secretary of the Rawleigh Co., whose sales organization inclu- 
des Richland County, was injxired near Minneapolis on Thursday. The plane fell a distamce of 
1500 feet injuring both passenger and pilot. The Rawleigh Co., was organizing a business 
push in the Minneaplois territory, and the officals were attending to the campaign when 
injured. ********** January 12, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gereszk, of Stiles, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mackove , of Geneseo, motored 
to Breckenridge on Friday and attended the funeral of Mrs. Ted M.anikowski . 

********** January 12, 1933 

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BOMB KILLED KNUTE ROCKNE 

It is now reported "from an unimpeachable source" that government secret service men 
have ascertained that a gangster's bomb caused the airplane crash near Kansas City in 1931 
that killed Knute Rockne and seven other persons . 

Secret service men claim that the bomb was intended for Rev. John Reynolds, of the 
Notre Dame University faculty, who had been a witness at the trial of Leo Brothers for the 
slaying of Jake Lingle, Chicago Tribune reporter. 

Secret service operatives were in South Bend a few days ago rounding out their evi- 
dence, the story said, and had it complete even to the name of the man suspected of placing 
the bomb in the mail pouch of the plane. 

********** January 19, 1933 

TAKEN BY DEATH 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Landre, prominent farmers in Marboe Township, was trag- 
ically saddened on Monday afternoon, Jan. 9th, at 3:30, at which time their only son and 
oldest child, John, was claimed by death. His illness, threatening since July, became 
more serious as time went along despite all the medical attention that was given him. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** January 19, 1933 

WILLIAM SCHUETT RICHLAND PIONEER DIED MONDAY 
Prominent Political Leader and Former City Mayor - Funeral Today. 

William Schuett, Hankinson pioneer citizen, former chairman of the Democratic central 
committee for Richland County, former mayor of Hcinkinson, prominent Mason and laxge land 
owner, passed away at his home in Hcinkinson at 10 o'clock Monday morning. 

William Schuett was bom in Pommercinia, Germany, on June 25, 1862, and thus on his 
last birthday attained man's alloted years of three score and ten. He came to this country 
when a boy with his parents. They settled in Juneau, WI . , where he grew to manhood and in 
June of 1884, was married to Mary Briske, who for 48 years has been a devoted helpmeet. 
The young couple came to Richland County in 1886 , and located on a homestead south of Stiles . 
ND., as one of the first settlers in Moran Township. There they endured many of the hard- 
ships incident to pioneer life such as farming with oxen and traveling from place to place 
on foot. To purchase provisions he was obliged to make the round trip afoot to VJahpeton, 
a distance of 80 miles. In the fall of 1904 the family retired from the farm, removing 
to Hankinson, where Mr. Schuett engaged in grain buying for the Hankinson Mill. He cont- 
inued in this capacity until the mill was destroyed by fire several years ago. 

An ardent Democrat in politics, he took a prominent part in the political history of 
the county for more than 40 years. He was the first assessor in Moran Township, and also 
served as Hankinson City Assessor for many years, establishing a record for the state in 
years of service in this difficult position. From 1910 to 1914 he was Deputy Oil Inspector 
for this port of entry. From 1916 to 1920 he was Deputy United States Marshal. In 1930 he 
was elected mayor of the city of Hankinson, which office he held for two years, and served 
as Hankinson Commercial Cliib Secretary for many years . On several occasions he was chair- 



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man of the Democratic Covmty Central Committee and also a member of the state committee, 
and always gave freely of his time and money in behalf of the party and its candidates . 
He had great faith in the future of Hankinson and invested heavily in city property, being 
instrumental in the construction of seme of our best business structures. He was always 
ready to do his full part for the advancement of the city's interests, ajid was considered 
as one of our leading and most enterprising citizens. 

In fraternal affairs he also took a prominent part. He was a member of the local 
Masonic Lodge, and it was through his devotion to the order that the lodge was enabled to 
purchase the building which it now owns. He was also a member of the Shrine, of the Mod- 
ern Woodmen of America and other social and fraternal organizations . 

An optimist by nature, he was always hopeful for the future, and this trait in char- 
acter did much to sustain him through a long period of failing health. He was widely known 
throughout the county and state and had the happy faculty of making friends with people of 
all classes and in all walks of life. The passing of "Bill" Schuett, as he was popularly 
known, is sincerely mourned, and the sympathy of everyone goes out to the sorrowing family. 

He is survived by his wife and three children, two sisters and four half brothers. 
One daughter, Mrs. Ramsey, preceeded him in death. The living children are: W. 0. Schuett, 
Wibaux, MT.; Mrs. John E. Ostline, Berwyn, IL.; and George W. Schuett of this city. The 
grandchildren are: Mrs. Grace Ramsey Luke, Chicago; George, Jr., Warren and Stanley, of this 
city. Surviving sisters, Mrs. Hugo Macheel and Mrs. Peter Hentz, Sr., of Hankinson. Half 
brothers: Albert Zietlow, of Wisconsin, Frank Zietlow of Tyler, Robert Zietlow of Grand 
Forks, and Bert Zietlow, of Hankinson. 

The funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon under the auspices of the local Masonic 
Lodge. After a brief service at the home at 1:30, a public service will be held in the Con- 
gregational Church with Rev. W. A. Smith, delivering the sermon. The active pall bearers 
will be M. Granell, R. G. Stock, W. C. Forman, Jr., L. K. Vick, L. R. Bxirfening and A. H. 
Brown. Honorary pall bearers are, all old friends of the deceased: Henry Wipperman, W. G. 
Merrifield, Chas . Hein, Sr., Matt Schram, John R. Jones, E. R. Power, all of Hankinson; 
Richard Hawes, Gustav Schuler, Chas. Kachelhof fer , D. S. Mcllwain, Karl L. Mikelson, J. P. 
Reeder, A. C. Forbes and J. G. Forbes, all of Wahpeton: Jos. Doyle, Fargo; H. H. Perry, Ellei 
dale; Frank McConn, Fairmount: B. S. Ottis, Wyndmere; J. G. Wagner and James HcHugh, Lidger- 
wood; Fred McLean, Grand Forks and Judge McKenna, Napoleon. 

Interment will be made in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** January 19, 1933 

Mrs. Walter T. Noonan, wife of a North American Creamery official, died on Tuesday 
at Minneapolis. ********** January 19, 1933 

PAUL BABCOCK KILLED IN MONTANA CITY 
Word received here tells of the violent death of Paul Babcock, brother of Judge Bab- 
cock of Sisseton, and well known here, which occurred in Plentywood, MT. Death resulted 
from a fracture of the head, caused by a fall down stairs. 

********* * January 25, 1933 

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MANTADOR MAN DIED MONDAY 
Funeral for Respected Richland Pioneer Held at Mantador Today- 
Herbert Lambertz, Sr., pioneer of the Mantador ccaninunity, died at his home in Mantador 
Monday morning, at 10 o'clock, death being due to influenza. Deceased was 82 years old at 
the time of his death. He was bom in Germany, and following his immigration to the United 
States settled on a homestead near Mantador. 

Funeral services were held at St. Peter and Pauls CJiurch at Mantador this morning at 
10 o'clock. Father Eck being in charge. An obituary will be published in next week's issue. 

********** January 26, 1933 

ALLEN VOTES BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS 
Fimeral services were conducted in Wahpeton on Monday morning from St. John's Church 
for Allen A. Voves, who passed away last Thursday morning. The Knights of Columbus were in 
charge of the funeral, and also in the procession were the Legion Band, Company I, and the 
American Legion of which the deceased was a member. Sxirviving to mourn their loss are his 
widow and three children. 

E. W. Green and Rudy Hoefs of this city attended the funeral. 

********** January 26, 1933 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Chas. Adamson, Mabel, Walter and Mrs. Herb. Wiess attended the funeral of little 
John Vodegel at Fergus Falls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Vodegel. The child's mother is a dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. John Streissel of Fergus Falls. 

********** January 26, 1933 

MANTADOR MP^ . OLLRICH DIES Mrs. Gustave Ollrich, the mother of John Ollrich, 

passed at the home of her son on Tuesday evening, after a long illness. 

********** January 26, 1933 

HANSON BABY PASSED AWAY 
The infant daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hanson on Saturday, Jan. 21st, passed 
away on Friday morning at 3 o'clock, after a week's illness. Mr. Hanson, accompanied by 
his sister-in-law, Mrs. Lynn Aldrich, took the little one to Alexandria for burial. Mrs. 
Hanson, the mother, was released from the hospital on Friday. Mrs. Hanson returned to her 
home in Alexandria, Monday. 

********** February 2, 1933 

DEATH OF WEALTHY MINNEAPOLIS MAN 
Henry Carpenter, wealthy Minneapolis financier, died last Friday. Mrs. Carpenter 
is a former Hankinson girl (Clara Kirsch) , who left here several years ago to become a 
companion of Mr . Carpenter ' s mother . 

********** February 2, 1933 

RECEIVES NEWS OF DEATH OF YOUNG MAN 
Rev. and Mjts. J. H. Meier received word on Monday of the death of Maurice Ruder, son 
of Rev. and Mrs. P. Ruder, of Kulm, which occurred at Jamestown on Sunday. The Ruders 

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visited in Hankinson at different times during the past few years , and are Jcnown to many 
of our people. ********** February 2, 1933 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF FATHER AT WEBSTER 
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nehmer, of Belford, left Tuesday to attend the funeral of the 
latter's father, Mr. Wta. Krause, who passed away at his home at Webster, SD., on Sunday. 
The funeral services were held on Wednesday. 

********** February 2, 1933 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Albert Holz received a message fran Wood Lake, MN., conveying the sad news of 
the death of an aunt, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Holz left Monday to attend the funeral. 

********** February 2, 1933 

FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER SATURDAY 
Mr. Fred Krause, old pioneer resident of the resejrvation, passed away at his home 
northwest of Hammer on Feb. 1st. He leaves to mourn his departure, three daughters: Mrs. 
Rud. Leucke, Mrs. John Salaski and Mrs. Gust Bartnick, also several grandchildren. His 
wife preceeded him in death ten years ago. The funeral was held on Saturday from the Luth- 
eran Church, Rev. Cloether officiating. 

********** February 9, 1933 

RUTLAND MAN KILLED 
Nels Gulleson, a prominent farmer residing a short distance souteast of Rutland, 
was fatally injured when a pulley broke in his machine shop. 

********** Febriiary 9, 1933 

FATAL ACCIDENT AT PIT 
Herman Aschwege, well known substantial farmer of Geneseo Township, and brother of 
County Commissioner Gerhard Aschwege, was instantly killed on Wednesday morning when a 
gravel pit in which he was working near his heme caved in. Following the accident he was 
rushed to a Milbank Hospital but upon arrival there doctors found life extinct, and advanced 
the theory that death was instantaneous. NEW EFFFINGTON RECORD 

********** Febrtiary 9, 1933 

KILLED AT GRAVEL PIT 
Albert Vig, age between 45 and 50 years of Veblen, and father of three sons, was 
instantly killed by a cave in of frozen gravel at the pit in Marble gulch west of town on 
Thursday afternoon. Ben Ham of northwest of here about two miles had an arm broken while 
trying to dig the buried mcin out, by a second cave in. 

********** February 9, 1933 

PIONEER WOMAN IS LAID TO REST 

Mrs. Henrietta Radke, 87 years old, a resident of Richland County since 1880, died at 
her home here on Friday, death being due to the infirmaties of old age. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler 
conducting the services, which was largely attended by friends and relatives who came to pay 
their last respects to this pioneer mother. Six grandsons acted as pall bearers. 

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Henrietta Radke was bom on June 21st, 1845 in Pomerania, Germany. In 1869 she was 
united in marriage to John Radke. In May of 1870 they immigrated to America, settling first 
at Watertown, WI. When the west was in the making they came to Richland Coionty taking up a 
homestead near Great Bend in 1880. Here' Mrs. Radke endured the privations of the early pion- 
eers who came to fight nature and develop a rich, new county. The hcind of disaster and sorrow 
struck hcird on these two pioneers, for in 1887-88, within two months time, they lost five 
little children from the ravages of scarlet fever, two little children being buried the same 
day. These tragedies strengthened the Christain heart of this mother, and throughout her 
long residence on the homestead she served whenever possible to lighten the troubles and 
tribulations of others . 

In 1907 the family moved to Hankinson to make their home, and during their 25 years 
residence in this city, she had won the seune confidence and respect of her nighbors that 
were extended in her homestead community, and her passing leaves poignant sorrow in hearts 
throughout the entire community. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband and six children. William of Lidger- 
wood; Otto, Hankinson; Mrs. Minna Bohn, Great Bend; Mrs. Louise Bohn, Great Bend; Ann, Hank- 
inson; Mrs. Rose Womer, Great Bend; also 23 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. 

********** February 16, 1933 

FUNERAL FOR JACOB WOLFE FRIDAY 

Franz Jacob "Grandpa" Wolfe passed away Tuesday evening at 9:30 at the home of his 
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rose Wolfe, in this city, following three months' illness, the last 
few weeks of which his condition was very low. 

Mr. Wolfe was born on Sept. 8th, 1846 at Bruchenthal, Galezian, Germany, in which 
country he was married to Katherine Becker. Eight children blessed this union. After 
attaining manhood he engaged in farming, and took an active part in the civil life of his 
native Galezian, serving as mayor of the city. He was one of the first from that place 
to immigrate to the United States, coming here in April of 1895, and took up a homestead 
in Elma Township, where he made his home until ten years ago, then moving to Hankinson to 
make his home. 

Fiineral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church, 
of which the deceased was a faithful member. Father Studnicka will conduct the service. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are three daughters, Mrs. E. B. Cannon, of Spokane, WA., 
Mrs. Peter Kutter, of New Effington, and Mrs. Adam Roth, of Hankinson. Five children pre- 
ceeded him in death, four in infancy and one son, John, who met a tragic and heroic death 
in the blizzard of ten years ago. His wife was called to her home twelve years ago. Nine 
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. 

********** February 16, 1933 

FORMER RESIDENT LAWYER DIED 
William Lowry Left City When Appointed Internal Revenue Collector 
Word has been received in Hankinson of the death of William S. Lowry, 78, who at one 
time practiced law in Hankinson. Mr. Lowry passed away Friday in a Jamestown Hospital. 

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Mr. Lowry, a former Deputy Internal Revenue Collector under Wilson, was born in Ill- 
inois and came to North Dakota in 1910, settling at Hankinson to practice law. In 1915 
he moved to Devils Lake, when he was appointed to the Revenue Collection Department. 

During recent years Mr. Lowry had been a Justice of the Peace in Devils Lake and was 
prominent as a Democratic leader in Ramsey County. 

He is survived by his widow, three sons and four daughters. Burial was made at James- 
town. ********** February 16, 1933 

TYLER RESIDENT DIED 
William Egan, Tyler resident, died Thursday, Feb. 9th, at the Breckenridge Hospital 
where he had been a patient for four months , suffering f ran complications of an appendicitis 
operation. Funeral services were held at Wahpeton on Monday at St. John's Catholic Church. 

********** February 16, 1933 

HOLD FUNERAL FOR MANTADOR WOMAN 
Mrs. Frank Yenna Died Tuesday - Was Richland Pioneer 
Mrs. Frajik Yenna, a pioneer of the Mantador community, died at her home on Tuesday 
Feb. 21st. Funeral services were held at the Bohemian Church in Lidgerwood today. 

Mrs. Yenna was bom in Wisconsin and came to the Mantador community in the late 80 's 
where she had since made her home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, and two daughters and two sons, one 

son died about two months ago. 

********** February 23, 1933 

RITES HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT 

— Mrs. Emil Blaser Died Saturday of Heart Disease in Canada 

V?ord reached here by Marion L. Studnicka announces the sudden death of Mrs. Emil 

Blaser on Saturday morning at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, death being due to heart failure. 

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday morning at Calgary. 

Mrs. Blaser, with her husband and family were residents of Hankinson twelve years 

ago. Mr. Blaser being employed with the John R. Jones Co., of this city. After going to 

Canada, Mr. Blaser followed this line of work. Surviving are her husband and two sons, 

Albert and Morris. ********** February 23, 1933 

Hazel Hollands, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hollands, of Dwight, passed away on 

Thursday, after an illness of pneumonia. 

********** February 23, 1933 

SEN. WALSH PASSED AWAY 
Progressive Had Been Named for Roosevelt's Cabinet Post 
Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, newly appointed Attorney General, in President- 
elect Roosevelt's cabinet, died today, according to reports broadcast by various radio sta- 
ions. Death occurred from Heart failure while returning from the south on a train. 

Senator VJalsh, a progressive senator from Montana, was one of the investigators who 
tried and convicted the Fall-Daugherty click in the Harding cabinet, for looting the naval 

oil reserves. 

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Mr. Walsh left last week for Cuba where he was married, and was on his return to 
Washington for the inauguration when stricken with heart failure. 

********** March 2, 1933 

MKS. CHARLES DOBBERSTEIN DIED MONDAY 
Southwest community was saddened when word was received here, stating that Mrs. Char- 
les Dobberstein had passed away at the Sisseton, SD., Hospital on Monday, Feb. 27th, foll- 
owing an operation. The deceased was a pioneer residing on a farm near New Effington with 
her husband emd children for thirty years. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. 

********** March 2, 1933 

GIANT LIES ILL 
New Rockford's "boy giant" lies suffering with a brain tumor in a hospital of San 
Francisco, CA. Johnnie Aasen, 34, 8 feet 9 inches tall, now weighing 460 pounds, having 
lost considerable weight. He weighed 21 pounds at birth, and comes from an unusually large 
family, his mother being 7 feet 1 inch, and his father 7 foot 5 inches. 

********** March 2, 1933 

GREAT BEND. .. .Several families from here motored to Fergus Falls Saturday afternoon 
to attend the funeral of Mrs. William Stein. 

********** March 2, 1933 

Andrew Olson, 85, who farmed in Walcott Township for more than three decades, was 
taken to his grave in the North Pleasant Chuxch Cemetery after services there on Thursday. 
Olson died on Sunday at Valley City at the home of his son, Alfred M. Olson. 

~ ********** March 2, 1933 

GOTTLIEB PASBRIG DIED SUDDENLY 
Death Comes While Alone in His Home - Funeral Held Today 

Gottlieb Pasbrig, pioneer resident of Great Bend, and prominent banker of that city, 
died at his home on Monday afternoon, heart failure being the cause of death. Mr. Passbrig 
had been at the Great Bend State Bank making out his income tax returns . While attending 
to this matter he found that he must make a trip to his home to secure some further infor- 
mation. Mr. Pasbrig told the cashier he would go out and get the papers and return immedi- 
atley. After a reasonable length of time, Mr. Gollnick decided that something had prevented 
the aged man from returning and went to investigate. As the cashier entered the home he 
discovered Mr. Pasbrig prostrate on the floor of his house. Death had again invaded the 
community and naught that human hands could do would avail . 

Gottlieb Pasbrig was born on June 22, 1860, at Deutchhainmer , Germany. In 1869 he 

came to America, and with relatives settled at Horicon, WI . , where he grew to manhood. In 

the year 1889 he came to Richland Covmty and settled on a farm near Great Bend. In the 

faJ.1 he married Albertine Schuett, and to this union one son was born, the mother passing 

away at that time. In March of 1891, he married Wilhelminia Popp, and this union was blessec 

with one daughter. 

Deceased was a conscientious Christian, a member of the Evangelical Chuxch of Great 

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Bend, with which he united in 1893, and always remained a faithful and active member, at 
the time of his death being a member of the trustee board and a teacher of the adult class. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: one daughter, Mrs. Ruben Stoltenow, two step-dau- 
ghters, Mrs. Gus Walby and Mrs. C2ias. Stoltenow, and a step son, Paul Popp, 
and two brothers and two sisters and four grand children, and a host of true friends made 
during his many years residence in the community. 

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the 
Evangelical Chvurch at 2 o'clock. Rev. Strutz conducting the services. 

********** March 9, 1933 

MRS. JOHN SALEWSKI 

Funeral services were held on Monday for Mrs. John Salewski, who passed away at her 
home at Claire City, a victim of blood poisoning. Rev. Cloeter conducted the services at 
the German Lutheran Church near Hammer. 

Mrs. Salewski came to the Hammer community with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krause, 
nearly forty years ago, and in 1910 she was united in marriage to John SalewsJd., to which 
union nine children were born, among whom were twin girls, which arrived to bless the home 
six weeks ago. In early life, Mrs. Salewski sxiffered an amputation of her leg, and althou- 
gh forced to use crutches, proved a hard working and able mother. 

Deceased is survived by her husband and nine children, besides two sisters, Mrs. 
Rudolph Lucke and Mrs. Gust Bartinek. 

********** March 9, 1933 

~ A. B. Hanson, prominent Wahpeton Business man, owner of the Wonder Store, died 
Saturday morning. He came to Wahpeton nine years ago. 

********** March 9, 1933 

The funeral of Mrs. Chas. Dobberstein, which was held on Thxirsday, was largely attend- 
ed. The deceased was laid to rest in the Evangelical Cemetery, near Rosholt. 

********** March 9, 193 3 

Mr. Paul Barfknecht, of Carrington, who came here Friday to replace third trick David- 
son at the Soo Depot, received word on Saturday of the death of his baby, which was stricken 
with spinal meiningitis after he left his home. He returned to his home Saturday evening to 
attend the funeral. ********** March 9, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jaeger, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jaeger and the letter's sister, Mild- 
red Berndt, were Sunday visitors at the George Feneis home at Mooreton. They returned home 
that evening, with the exception of Mrs. J. M. Jaeger, who remained to attend the funeral 
of Mrs. Carrie Chumick, which was held on Monday morning at Mooreton. 

********** March 9, 1933 

MOTHER OF QUADRUPLETS DIES 
Mrs. Fred A. Schense, 38, of Aberdeen, SD., passed away suddenly last week, the vic- 
tim of a heart attack. She was the mother of the quadruplets born in Aberdeen on Jan. 13, 
1931. ********* * March 16, 1933 

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RECEIVES WORD OF NEPHEW'S DEATH. 
Henry Wipperman has received a clipping from a Milwaukee paper, telling of the 
death of his nephew, Capt. William Wipperman, World War veteran, who died at his home on 
Wednesday at Chilton, WI., at the age of 46 years. Deceased was a mechanical engineer, 
and a graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin, and for several years taught engineering at the 
Univ. of Pennsylvania, emd at the time of his death he was refinery engineer for the Sin- 
clair Oil Co., and Shell Petroleum Co. Captain Wipperman bore wound stripes from Chateau 
Thierry. He was a member of A. F. fi A. M. No. 144. 

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, his mother, Mrs. Marie Wipperman, Chilton, 
and two brothers, Carl and Oscar, and a sister, Mrs. A. England, of Milwaukee. 

********** March 16, 1933 

AGED WOMAN CALLED IN DEATH 
"Grandma" Gaedcke Died Today - Funeral Will Be Held Sunday 
Mrs. Wilhelmina "Grandma" Gaedcke passed away at the home of her son, Fred Gaedcke, 
early this morning, following an illness accompanying old age, at the age of 80 years. 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Gaedcke was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, on Oct. 24th, 1853. With 
her husband she immigrated to America fifty years ago. They settled first in Ohio, and 
later came to Richland County, where they established a home in Belford Township. Later 
they moved to Hankinson to make their home. In 1922, her husband passed away. About eight 
weeks ago she was taken seriously ill, and she moved to make her home with her son, Fred. 
Surviving to mourn their loss are, three children, Mrs. Chas . Bladow, Mrs. Art Mel- 
chgr and Fred Gaedcke, besides many other near relatives and a host of friends made during 
over a half century spent in Richland County. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM., from the heme and at 
the Belford Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Cordts conducting the services. 

********** March 16, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DEAD 
Mr. Chcirles Yana passed away on his farm on Tuesday. It is thought that he took 
poison by mistake. His wife died a few weeks ago. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
Mr. Ole Aadland passed away on Monday. He was the victim of heart failure, which he 
had been bothered with for some time . 

********** March 16, 1933 

Word has been received here of the death of Mr. John A. Hanson, father of Mrs. George 
Rennicks, of Aberdeen, SD., and Mr. R. L. Hanson, of Minneapolis, MN . , formerly Hankinson 
residents. Mr. Hanson passed away at the Rennicks home in Aberdeen, SD . , on Monday March 
6th. Burial was made at his old home in Minneapolis, from the Lutheran Church. His three 
sons, one son-in-law and two grandsons acted as pallbearers. R. L. Hanson is a son-in-law 
of Mr. and Mrs. Strubel, of this city. 

********** March 16, 1933 

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LIDGERWOOD CORRECTION The Mr. Yaiuia that died last week was Mr. Frank instead 

of Mr. Charles, as was printed last week. 

********** March 23, 1933 

PIONEER MOTHER LAID TO REST 
Mrs. Hannah Kjelstrup, died at Parshall, ND., on March 24th, at the age of 79 years 
and 7 months. Mrs. Kjelstrup was bom in Trodheim, Norway, and came to the United States 
in 1886, settling first et Hoffman, MN., where she was a pioneer mother, the first mother 
of a white child in Hoffman, and a pioneer later of western North Dakota, having proved up 
on a homestead on the Ft. Berthold reservation. 

Surviving are six children: Chris Kjelstrup, of Bismarck, Mrs. Glarum, of Mc Clusky, 
and C. P. Kjelstrup and Edgar Kjelstrup and Mrs. Petra Kjelstrup, of Parshall and Arne 
Kjelstrup of Hanlcinson. 

Funeral services were held at the Swedish Lutheran Church at Hoffman, on March 28th. 

********** March 30, 1933 

Mr. Nick Klein, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Peter Roob, returned on Sunday from 
Milwaukee, WI., where they had attended the funeral of their brother, Pete on Friday. 

********** March 30, 1933 

Mrs. Lloyd Stovern (nee Evelyn Beito) of New Effington, died Wednesday, following an 
attack of pneumonia. ********** March 30, 1933 

Albin "Painter" Peterson was found dead in his bed Wednesday at Rosholt, where he 
had-resided for many years. ********** M^^h 20, 1933 

MR. FRANK DUDLEY DIED IN TEXAS 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Peitz received a telegram Monday conveying the news of the death of 
Frank Dudley, of Mission, TX., who died Sunday. Funeral services were held in the Texas citj 
on Tuesday. Mr. Dudley is a brother in law of Joe, Frank and John Peitz of this city, his 
wife being the former Helen Peitz. The family lived at Watertown, SD., before moving to Tex- 
as where they had a fine farm. ********** ^^pril 6, 1933 

MRS. BAGG BURIED AT MOORETON MONDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. F. A. Bagg, Mooreton, were held on Monday afternoon from 
the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located near Mooreton, Rev. S. C. B. Knudson, of Dwight, 
officiating, being assisted by Rev. A. R. Jones, of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wah- 
peton. Burial was made in the family lot in the church cemetery. 

Mrs. Bagg passed away Thursday morning following an illness that had lasted over a 
period of several years. Her husband, five children, three grandchildren, one sister and 
one brother survive. ********** April 6, 193 3 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF FATHER 
Mrs. B. P. Scheller received a telegram Friday afternoon, telling of the death of 
her father, James Coleman, who passed away very suddenly Friday morning, at his home at 



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Claire City, MN. Mrs. Scheller and daughter, Loretta Mae, left Saturday evening to attend 
the funeral, which was held on Monday morning. They returned home Tuesday evening. 

********** April 6, 1933 

MAN SENTENCED IN MILK STRIKE DEATH 
Elk Point, SD . . . . Three years in the state penitentiary was the sentence imposed on 
Nile Cockran, Moville, lA. , farmer, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the second de- 
gree in the fatal shooting of P. D. Markell, Elk Point milk trucker, in a milk strike gxm 

battle on Feb. 3rd. ********** ,j,^,«,-> 

********** April 6, 1933 

WHITE ROCK MAN DIES 

Albert Herman Krenz passed away at his home near White Rock Thursday, March 16th, 

following a paralytic stroke. He was 44 years old. 

********** • April 6, 1933 

The infant son of Dr. aind Mrs. W. S. Wolfe passed away Friday and the funeral was 

held on Sunday from the house. The infant son was only nine days old, and had been ill 
since birth. They reside at New Effington. 

********** April 6, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD LADY DIED SUNDAY 
Lldgerwood was saddened by the death of Mrs. Sauppe on Sunday evening at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital. Mrs. Sauppe was operated on for gall stones, and it was thought that 
she~would recover when a sudden change for the worse occurred. Mrs. Sauppe was 31 years 
old, and has left to mourn her death, her husband and two daughters, her father, Mr. Joe 
Kern, of this city, two brothers and three sisters. 

********** April 13, 1933 

DOCTOR HOFFMAN DIED APRIL 6th 

SPINAL MENENGITIS CLAIMS PROMINENT DOCTOR IN CANTON, CHINA 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Jones received a cablegram the last of the week from Canton, 
China, stating that Dr. Allan Hoffman passed away very suddenly from the effects of an 
attack of spinal menengitis on April 6th. Dr. and Mrs. Hoffman visited in Hankinson last 
summer while on their tour around the world. Dr. Hoffman was the President of the Heckett 
Medical College at Canton. 

Surviving are his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, of Hankinson, 
and three sons. ********** April 13, 1933 

ATTEND MRS. PAUL RADKE FUNERAL AT WAHPETON 

SONORA Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs . Paul Radke 

of Everdell, Monday afternoon at Wahpeton. 

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YANA MURDER CASE DELAYED 
Hearing Postponed at Request of Yana Attorneys ....Confession Obtained 
Arraignment of William Ycina, Richland County farmer charged with second degree murder 
in connection with the death of his father, was continued Monday by Police Magistrate J. E. 
Powrie, who granted the defense counsel's plea for more time in which to prepare for the 
hearing. Bail set at $25,000 was not furnished up to late Monday night. 

Win. Yana, Mantador farmer, 46 years old, confessed Friday that he put strychnine in a 
bottle of alcohol to poison a brother, Charles, but instead the poison was consumed by his 
father, Frank, who died almost immediately. 

Insinuation by members of the household resulted in an investigation being institued 
some time ago, and last Thursday the man was taken into custody. He was ill at the time 
from alcohol and could not be questioned until later. Friday, Sheriff Mcllwain, Millard 
Richert and County Coroner Lester began questioning the man, and a short time later secured 
a complete confession, in which he attributed his act to the fact that he was mad at his 
brother and claimed to have been mistreated by other members of the family. Yana's brother 
was present in the jail when the confession was made but did not see his brother until after 
he had been questioned. The greeting between the two was calm and unruffled despite the 
fact that William had just told authorities he had attempted to kill his brother, Charles. 

The deaths of George Yana, a brother, last November, and of Mrs. Frank Yana in Febru- 
ary were of natural causes, attending physicians have assured the officials. The bodies of 
the two will not be exhvmied. 

— Circumstances, surrouding the death of Frank Yana, excited the suspicion of Mary Grant 
a housekeeper. Frank came into the house with a bottle in his hand, she said. He took a 
drink and rushed for the water pail, took a cup of water, and then took another drink from 
the bottle. Convulsions and death common to strychine poisoning resulted. A physician was 
called and took the bottle with him. Analysis made showed strychnine. 

Richland authorities searched records of drug stores and discovered that in October 
William had purchased the poison in Wahpeton. Yana was intoxicated at the time or appeared 
to be. 

At the time of his confession, Yana refused to acknowledge the guilt, but when the 
officials started to take his finger prints he wilted and appeared a nervous wreck. In 
the confession the man said he couldn't sleep but now thought he would rest easier. 

Following the death of his father, William attended the reading of the will in the 
county judge's office. The will left only $10 to William, but the man only shrugged his 
shoulders and said nothing. 

William was a quiet sort of a man, and had spent much of his time in Mantador, only 
last fall retvirning to the home place. 

The rest of the family were all hard working, thrifty people, and during their fifty 
years residence in Richland County had saved a considerable sum of cash, which some reports 
say was about $5,000, besides which they owned an improved farm. 

********** April 13, 1933 

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DWIGHT MAN DIES BY ACT OF HIS OWN HAND 
Latrs Larson, Dwight farmer, shot and killed himself Wednesday night. The act was 
attributed to ill health, and occurred on the Myhra farm northeast of Dwight. Andrew Olson 
a neighbor, discovered the man, when he went to wait on him during the evening. The sui- 
cide was accomplished with a .22 calibre gun. 

********** April 20, 1933 

CHANDLER FORMAN«S DAUGHTER DIES 
Jean Forster Forman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chcindler Formcin, died early Monday 
morning after a short illness, of tonsilitis. The little child was four and h years of 
age. 

Chandler is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forman, Jr., of this city, both being at pres- 
ent in Minneapolis where Mr. Forman is convalescing rapidly from a surgical operation. 

Due to the condition of Mr. Forman he has not been informed of the tragic death of 
his onLy grandchild. 

Friends of the Formans in Hankinson were shocked to hear of the death of this little 
child, who has visited here with grandparents at nxmierous times. 

********** April 20, 1933 

TWO MEN TAKE QUICK WAY OUT 

Two Suicides in Richland County the Past Week Wta. Jackson one....Lcirs Larson another. 

William Jackson, life long resident of Fairmount, took his own life Monday night, shoot 
ing himself through the temple with a .22 calibre rifle. 

_ His wife found his body in the garage when she returned from a show at Wahpeton about 
midnight. Earlier in the evening he appeared in good spirits and gave no indication of his 
act. Besides his widow he leaves a sister in Minnesota. 

********** i^ril 20, 1933 

FATHER OF MRS. BURFENING DIED MONDAY, APR. 17th 
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Minneapolis for Jermain Peck, 87, who died 
Monday at his Minneapolis home . 

Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry, which he 
joined when 15 years of age. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and previous to moving 
to Minnesota was engaged in the newspaper business . 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L. R. Burfening, of Hankinson, Mrs. M. M. Billing- 
sley and Mrs. B. P. Turner, of Minneapolis. 

********** April 20, 1933 

Joe Jones, gravel hauler, fell under a gravel truck at Britton and was crushed to death 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
Otto Wolleman, who killed Perry Hodgins in a drinking brawl was sentenced to 15 to 25 
years in prison by Judge Hutchinson last week. 

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LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED SUDDENLY 
The death of Mr. Bert Mc Cullough was a shock to Lidgerwood, when news of his sudden 
death passed about town on Monday. Mr. McCullough was up and around town all day and after 
supper was outside raking the lawn at Cyril Franta's where he was making his home since he 
sold his restaurant to J. H. Huber, when he died. 

Death was caused by heart disease . He has no near relatives . 

********** April 20, 1933 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. SCHLEY 
Mrs. Anna Schley and family went to Aberdeen Sunday to attend the funeral of her 
mother-in-law, Mrs. C. H. Schley, which was held Monday afternoon. 

********** April 27, 1933 

YANA MUST STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER 
Suspected Poison Killer's Case May Be Called At June Term 
William Yana, Mantador farmer, will face trial on a second degree murder charge in 
connection with the poison death of his father, with the action probably to come up at the 
June term of district court. 

At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in Wahpeton on Monday he was bound over to 
court, but no jury has been called thus far for that term. Should the murder case be tried 
it would be necessary to call the jurors especially for that case. 

A host of witnesses for the state took the stand Monday to tell of events preceding 
and following the time the father, Frank Yana, 80, wealthy Mantador farmer, was found gasp- 
ing after drinking from a bottle of alcohol in which the son is alleged to have confessed 
placing strychnine. 

The son is in jail, his bond of $25,000 not being fximished. Last on the witness 
stand was D. S. Mc Ilwain, Richland Sheriff, who was testifying when the alleged confess- 
ion of the son to the poisoning was introduced. L. E. Lester, coroner, told of procuring 
the bottle of alcohol and poison at the home. Dr. Holliday, of Lidgerwood, who attended 
Yana after he was foiind dying, said he diagnosed the case as poisoning. Police Magistrate 
Powrie presided at the hearing. 

Mary Grant', housekeeper at the Yana farm testified she saw the elder Yana drink from 
a bottle, gulp and hasten to a bucket of water to dilute the solution before drinking again. 
Frank Polivida, a neighbor, recounted getting the bottle from Yana's hand after he diec 
He said the Yana men were known as "hard drinkers . " 

O. D. Gordon, a pharmacist, identified Yana as the man who purchased strychnine and 
Potassium cynaide from him last October. 

Dr. Abbott of the U. of D., a chemist, testified his analysis revealed two grains of 
strychnine in the solution remaining in the bottle. 

********** April 27, 1933 

LITTLE LENZ BABY DIED TUESDAY - FUNERAL TODAY 
The little four week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lenz, of Lidgerwood, passed 



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away on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today at Lidgerwood. Relatives attending 

from here are: Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Zander, Leona Bellin, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tiegs and 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tiegs. 

********** April 27, 1933 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Win. Kretchman, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hentz and the former's mother, Mrs. 

Anna Kretchman, motored to Lucca, ND., Sunday, where they attended the funeral of their 

brother-in-law's father, Mr. H. Godfredson. They returned home that same evening. 

********** April 27, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Mr. B. Mc Cullough, who died last Monday, was buried from the Hieber 

Undertaking Chapel on Wednesday, Fr. Turek officiated. 

********** April 27, 1933 

LITTLE CHILD DIED MONDAY NIGHT. 

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Medenwald, who was born April 28th, passed 
away Monday. The little child was baptized Sunday and given the name Lloyd Harvey. Bur- 
ial services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Cemetery, Rev. 
J. H. Meier officiating. ********** May 4, 1933 

AND. NORDSROM (?) MEETS TRAGIC DEATH 

Man is Attacked by Bull and Injuries Result in Death Following Day.... 

Andrew Nordland, of near New Effington, was attacked by an engraged bull on Monday, 
and the next day passed away as the result of the serious injuries he siiffered. 

— Mr. Nordland was taking care of work a±>out the farm when he was attacked by the ani- 
mal and severly gored. Regardless of his injuries he managed too crawl to the house, and 
was discovered by his daughter when she returned home from choir rehearsal . The man was 
suffering from his injuries and the girl called over the telephone for help, and men resp- 
onded immediateely. Mr. Nord (?) was removed to a Sisseton hospital where he passed away 
Tuesday noon. 

The animal was still raging about the yard when the relief party came and was dis- 
patched with a bullet. Funeral services are being held for this Roberts County pioneer 
today. ********** May 4, 1933 

PIONEER OF GREAT BEND DIED 

John Stoltenow Passed Away After Long Residence in County 

John Stoltenow, Sr., one of Richland County's earliest settlers, passed away on Thurs- 
day evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Gehler, in Brandenburg Township. 
Complications due to advanced years, caused his demise. 

Funeral services were held from the Lutheran Church in Great Bend at 2 o'clock. Rev. 
Rengstorf officiating. A service at the home preceeded the church rites. Interment was 
in the Great Bend Cemetery. 

John Stoltenow was born in Germany and in 1871 immigrated to the United States, sett- 
ling first in Fon du Lac, WI . In 1878 he with his wife came to Great Bend, where he settled 



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on a farm he homesteaded . 

Ten children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenow, the following surviving: Mrs. Jul- 
ius Boehning, Hankinson; Albert and Herman, of Great Bend; Mrs. Gehler, Great Bend, and Mrs. 
Herman Cast, Wahpeton. His wife passed away in 1929. 

********** May 4, 1933 

Clayton Hilbom, ficince of Millicent Truax, niece of Senator Bonzer, of Lidgerwood, 
passed away as a result of an auto accident in Long Beach, CA. The man lived at Casselton. 

********** May 4, 1933 

MEMORIAL MINUTES 

Memorial minutes adopted by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, 
for John Allen Hofmann, M. D., a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones of Hankinson: 

The Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions records with deep sorrow the death of Dr. 
John Allen Hofmann, one of its beloved physicians, on April 6, 1933, in the city of Canton, 
China. 

John Allen Hofmann was born in Dittelsheim, near Worms, Germany on April 17, 1878. 
During his childhood his parents came to the United States and his father became an American 
citizen. John Hofmann attended the public schools of Cleveland, OH. At the age of 12 he, 
like the Master, felt that he "must be about his Father's business," and the reading of the 
life of David Livingstone left no doubt in his mind that the peoples less fortunate than 
those about him were the ones God wanted him to serve. After being graduated from Wooster 
College with the aim, as he wrote later, of "better preparation for better work as a foreign 
missionary," he was graduated in 1906 and had an internship at Lakeside Hospital in Cleve- 
land, followed by a short course at Manhattan State Hospital for the Insane. In 1907 Dr. 
Hofmann applied to the Presbyterian Board for Missionary Service. He was appointed to the 
West Africa Mission on Feb. 4th, 1907, but was unable to go. He was assigned in April of 
1908 to the John G. Kerr Hospital for the Insane, Canton, China, as Assistant Superintendent 
this institution was financially independent of the Board and Dr. Hofmann was therefore not 
under Board support or on the Boards 's roll of regular missionaries. After five years in 
that large and important institution, giving valuable service in the administrative task as 
well as in his capacity as physician and surgeon, he came to America for further study. 
Upon his return to China in 1915 he became Dean of Kung Yee Medical College, an Institution 
under Chinese control in Canton. In December of that year he meirried Miss Margaret Victoria 
Jones, missionary of our Board who was teaching locally in the True Light Seminary. 

Hackett Medical College for VJomen, a Presbyterian Institution, and its affiliates 
secured the services of Dr. and Mrs. Hofmann in 1920. The South China Mission cordially 
endorsed their application for appointment and the Board gladly received them into its fell- 
owship as regular missionaries on Dec. 19th, 1921. He was practical, an ardent and tireless 
worker with a strong and winsome personality. He was eminently successful in his field of 
medicine, specializing in psychiatry. 

Dr. Hofmann 's administrative and leadership were recognized by Hackett Medical College 



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and in the fall of 1924 he was elected president. He served in this capacity with conspic- 
uous distinction until he left on furlough in 1931. The ever enlarging demands of David 
Gregg Hospital necessiaated the contemplation of a new building and this project was among 
Dr. Hofmann's last efforts to help meet the needs of hxanan souls and bodies among the great 
population of southern China. Driring his recent furlough he planned and worked for the new 
hospital, studying modern hospitals, getting new ideas for equipment, management and service 
as well as for construction. He returned to China, eager to carry out the plans for the 
growth of the work he loved so well. Though Dr. Hofmann was not permitted to see the erect- 
ion of the new hospital, he was building day by day a structure which will be eternal in 
the heavens, for he never lost sight of his early vision and purpose of "the winning of 
souls to Jesus Christ and the building up of a strong Christian community which should be 
the end of all missionary effort . " 

The sudden passing of Dr. Hofmann after three days' illness of meningitis, has left 
an empty place in the front line which will be difficult to fill; the work at Hackett and in 
South China has suffered the loss of an unusually able and conscientious Christian physician. 
executive and leader. For Mrs. Hofmann and their four children who have lost a devoted and 
beloved husband and father the Board offers its earnest prayers that God's sustaining grace 
may uphold them in this hour of severe sorrow and trial, and extends its deepest sympathy 
to them and Dr. Hofmann's father and other dear ones in this country who have been so sorely 
bereaved . 

John Allen Hofmann followed closely in the foot-steps of the Great Physician. "Good 
and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

********** May 4, 1933 

Fimeral services were held at Ellendale on April 24th for Ernest Heine, well Joiown in 
Hankinson, where he has visited relatives often among whom are Frank and Robert Tiegs, and 
also Mrs. Rosa Hinck, of Osseo, MN., formerly Great Bend. Among those who attended the fun- 
eral were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tiegs and Nina Tiegs, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiegs and two child- 
ren, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tiegs and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jasmer and children and Charles Jas- 
mer. Senior. _ ********** j^y 4^ 3^933 

EXHUME YANA BODY 
Sheriff Mc Ilwain and Coroner Lester of Wahpeton were in Lidgerwood last Thursday 
and exhumed the body of Frank Yana to determine whether his death was caused by drinking 
a poisonous liquor. Drs. Sasse and Halliday held the post-mortem, and Yana organs were 
sent to the State University to be examined. 

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W. C. FORMAN, JR., DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS LAST NIGHT 
End Comes After Valiant Fight Against Malady of Several Weeks . Funeral Saturday 

W. C. Forman, Jr., died at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis last night, was the 
substance of a sad message that was received at 11 o'clock last night, and carried through- 
out our city and community this morning to grieve our citizens among whom Mr . Forman had 
lived and served faithfully for over thirty years . 

Four weeks ago Mr. Forman was taken to the Minneapolis Hospital suffering from a ser- 
ious cancerous condition, a malady that had crept upon him unaware, and when acute symptoms 
developed it was too late for human aid, and death ensued. 

Reports which came from the sickbed following Mr. Forman's operation were at first 
hopeful to relatives and friends, but after ten days had elapsed his condition failed to 
improve and a realization that the Lord was to call him home was feared . 

Throughout his residence in Hankinson, Mr. Forman had been one of the outstanding 
leaders of the community, and was awarded elective positions of trust by our people which 
he capably filled. In the Masonic Lodge of which he was a faithful member and tireless 
worker, he had been elected to the highest position, that of Master, and in various organ- 
izations of the city he had served with distinction as a leader. 

Throughout his long and useful life in Hankinson, Mr. Forman's faith in the city with 
an opportunity to become a great shopping center, remained unshaken. It was with pride 
that he watched the transformation of the business district, as building after building 
was erected in the period from 1899 to 1933, and he with his fellowmen had assisted in lay- 
ing a strong foundation upon which our city has and will continue to build. Even the terr- 
ible years of depression, with blasted hopes and ambitions, failed to alter the faith of 
our departed citizen in his nation, his state nor his home city. 

W. C. Forman was bom in Forman, MI., on Aug. 2nd, 1875, being 58 years old at the 
time of his death. When eight years of age he came with his parents to Sargent County, the 
city of Forman being named for his relatives who homesteaded there . He received his educat- 
ion in Forman and later attended a college in Minneapolis. Following the completion of his 
educational career he entered the employ of the Milnor National Bank, where he remained unti 
1899 when he came to Hankinson and purchased the Hankinson News. 

Mr. Forman enjoyed success as a newspaper editor, and under his guidance the NEV7S 
became one of the leading papers of the state, and his editorial opinions were v/idely 
reprinted in the state's papers. 

In 1911 he was appointed postmaster at Hankinson, serving for one 4 year term, and in 
1922 he was again named to this position, which he held at the time of his death. 

In the Republican party councils of the county and state Mr. Forman's advice and guid- 
ance was always sought and the party has lost an able and conscientious worker in the death 
of our fellow citizen. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, and two sons. Chandler, of the Minneapoli. 
Tribune, and George, of Wahpeton. 

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Ftineral services will be held on Saturday afternoon by the Masonic Lodge, from the 
home, is the word received from relatives today. 

********** May 11, 1933 



Mrs. Karen Sonstegard, Roberts Coimty pioneer, passed away at her home in Enterprise 

May 11, 1933 



Township on Monday. *♦******,♦ 



PAYNE KILLED 
A. W. Payne, a resident of Milnor for many years, and who took an active interest in 
politics, was killed in an auto accident in Thompson Falls, MT. on Friday last week. Three 
years ago he was a candidate in the primary for Probate Judge and two years prior was the 
I. V. A. candidate for the Legislature. 

********** May 11, 1933 

WRITES OWN OBIT 
L. B. Chamberlain, pioneer farmer and business man of Ransom County, who passed away 
at his Lisbon home a few days ago had anticipated the end was not far away and wrote his own 
obituary, which was turned over to the newspaper for pxiblication. 

********** May 11, 1933 

MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD FOR W. C. FORMAN SUNDAY 
Memorial services were held for W. C. Forman, Jr., Sunday at the Masonic Hall at one 
o'clock, officers of the lodge conducting the ritual. The service was attended by members 
of the lodge fron the several cities of the district. Following this service. Memorial ser- 
vices were held at the Congregational Church. Rev. Smith delivered the sermon to the hund- 
reds of friends and relatives who came fron far and near to pay their last respects to our 
departed citizen. Masonic burial service was was held at Hillside Cemetery, being conducted 
by W. M. Maurice S. Aker, with the assistance of the brethern. 

********** May 18, 1933 

JOHN BECK DIED WEDNESDAY P. M. 
Veteran of Spanish American War Passed Away in Wheatland, North Dakota 
John Beck died at Wheatland, ND., at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at his home, 
was the word received here yesterday. Funeral services will be held at Wheatland on Friday 
at 9 o'clock. 

Mr. Beck was born in Luxumborg , in Europe, and came to this country when 14 years 
old, settling north of Lidgerwood with his parents. In 1898 he enlisted in the United State: 
Army for the duration of the war with Spain. Following his honorable discharge from the 
service he went to Black Duck, MN., where he took up a homestead. Later he moved to Hankin- 
son, where for many years he made his home. About a year ago he was taken ill with heart 
trouble, and since that time had been critically ill several times. Last fall he, with his 
family moved to Wheatland, where they had since made their home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Carver of Wyndmere 



and Mrs. Bertha Simpson. ********** 



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May 18, 1933 



Bert Moore received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora A. Brokaw, 
which occurred last week at her home in Perry, Iowa. 

********** May 18, 1933 

John Keil and Orion and Mrs. Annie Foster drove from Marshall to this city on Monday 
and left Tuesday for Watertown, to attend the funeral of Mr. Guy Keil, who died Friday. The 
deceased is a brother of John Keil, of this city. 

********** May 18, 1933 

PORTER MC CUMBER FUNERAL HELD 

Porter J. Mc Cumber, Wahpeton lawyer, died last Thursday at his home in Washington, DC 
where he had lived since his defeat for re-election to the United States Senate from North 
Dakota in 1922 after serving in that august body since 1889. Following his defeat, however, 
Mc Cumber had been an appointee of the Republican Administrations and up until a year ago 
held a position with the government Canadian-United States boundaries. The demands for less 
government expenses caused this office to be abolished. 

Mr. Mc Cumber settled in North Dakota in 1885, at Lisbon, and later moved to Wahpeton 
Throughout the county he was personally acquainted with a great number of our citizens, more 
especially with the pioneers. 

The man was always identified with the conservative Republican camp, and it was this 
alignment that caused his defeat in 1922 by Lynn Frazier, who was associated with the Prog- 
ressives. 

Funeral services were held in Washington on Saturday and his body was buried there. 
_ ********** May 25, 1933 

DAKOTA TORNADO KILLS 4 CHILDREN 

Relative of Hankinson People Loses $15,000 in Grant County Tornado 

New Leipzig, ND....Four members of one family were killed, eight persons were injured 
and considerable property damage was caused by a tornado that cut a wide swath through this 
area on Monday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lamb were seriously hurt, and their four children were killed as 
the wind demolished their home. 

One boy escaped with minor bruises, while his two sisters were visiting at a neighbors 
Damage estimated at between $12,000 and $15,000 was caused at the Charles Delabarre farm 
three miles south of New Leipzig. It was one of the rural show places of Grant County. 

Mr. Delabarre is a brother-in-law of Sam Deering of Hankinson, and for 45 years had 
devoted his endeavors to building up one of the finest farm properties in the state. Mr. 
Deering knows many of the people that were injured by the storm. Grant being Deering 's forme: 
home. ********** May 24, 1933 

Fioneral services were held in Minneapolis last week for Brakeman O'Hara, who was killet 
in the South Haven, MN., yards. The man was well known to many Hankinson railroad employees 

********** May 25, 1933 



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Perry Crocker, sentenced from Richland County to five to ten years in the State 
Penitentiary on a charge of holding up the Thompson Yards in Wahpeton, died at the State 
Penitentiary on Monday. When he was brought from St. Paul to Wahpeton, he was seriously 
ill, with pernicious anemia and was in the hospital there. 

********** May 25, 1933 

YANA DIED FROM POISON CHEMIST SAYS 
Trial To Be Held at September Term of The Curcuit Count. 
Wahpeton, ND.,June 1 .... Richland County authorities were convinced Wednesday that 
Frank Yana, 80 year old farmer was the victim of strychnine poisoning after study of the 
report furnished them by Dr. G. A. Abbott, chemist at the Univ. of North Dakota. 

Dr. Abbott's report to Clifford A. Schneller, Richland Covin ty States Attorney said: 
"When we consider that the strychnine recovered, .53 grams, represented the minimum lethal 
dose, it is evident that the amount received must have been much more than the lethal amount 
and therefore a quantity easily able to account for the death of the subject. There can 
therefore be no doubt that Mr. Yana died of strychnine poisoning, or in any event that he 
received sufficient quantity to cause his death." 

The Yana body was exhumed several weeks ago on order of Richland authorities and Dr. 
A. B. Halliday of Lidgerwood performed the autopsy. 

Dr. Abbott reported further that he found strychnine in the stomach and kidney. 
Held for the death of Yana is his son, William Yana, now a prisoner in the Richland County 
jail charged with second degree murder. The son will be brought before the June term for 
arraignment but will not come up for trial. It is expected he will be given a jury trial 
at the November term. The son has indicted he wishes a jury hearing. 

********** June 1, 1933 

VETERAN KILLED 
Alfred Bozeman, veteran and transient, cleanly dressed and out seeking work, was 
killed Sunday afternoon on the state highway a mile and one-half from Ludden. He was 
struck by a hit and rxin driver, the identily of whom has not been learned. As soon as the 
accident was discovered a doctor was sxjmmoned but life was extinct. The impact of the mach- 
ine had been terrific and bones were broken in numerous places . 

********** June 1, 1933 

CHILD BURNED 
The little daughter of Mr. Syverson, living in the Mattson community in North Richland, 
was burned to death Friday when she attempted to light the fire in the stove . She had 
used gasoline thinking it was kerosene . 

********** June 1, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Power motored to Fargo on Friday to attend the funeral of the for- 
mer's brother, W. C. Power, who died at his home in Lakeville, FL. The funeral was con- 
ducted by the Masonic Lodge of Fargo. A brother, Charles, of Cresco, lA, was also in 
attendance at the funeral. ********** june 1, 1933 

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WORD OF DEATH OF W. J. CHAPIN'S BROTHER 
W. J. Chapin has received word of the death of his brother, Calvin H. Chapin, on 
May 27th, at his home in Lewiston, ID. Mr. Chapin farmed in this community in 1903 to 
1905 , occupying the place owned by Fred Ellis . 

********** June 8, 1933 

FORMER LOCAL WOMAN DEAD 
Mrs. M. C. Beck, wife of a former superintendent of schools of Hankinson, died Monday 
afternoon, at Mayville, ND. Mrs. Beck suffered a stroke Saturday and passed away two days 
later. Mr. Beck was superintendent of schools just previous to Mr. Backstrom's tenure. 
Surviving is one son, Clayton Beck. 

******.**** June 8, 1933 

LITTLE KIEFFER CHILD DIED MONDAY 

Irene Christina Kieffer, two and a half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kieffej 
of Elma Township, died at the Breckenridge Hospital Monday at 3 PM., after a two weeks' ill- 
ness. The little child developed an ear infection, which was followed by complications and 
all that specialists and kindly hands could do was of no avail and the child was called to 
its home above. 

Funeral services were conducted by Father Lange from St. Philip's Church, Tuesday, 
June 7th, and burial was made at Mount Calvary Cemetery. 

The sympathy of our community is extended to the parents and other relatives in their 
poignant sorrow. ********** june 8, 1933 

~ Mrs. Lydia Wilson Patch, former Civil War nurse, and a pioneer of near Milnor, died 
in Santelle, CA., last week. She was a sister of Judge Chas . E. Wolfe, of Wahpeton. 

********** June 8, 1933 

DEATH CALLS PIONEER 
George L. Taylor, one of the early pioneers of this community, was called in death at 
his home in Minneapolis, Sunday, Mary 21st, according to word received by relatives in Fair- 
movmt, last week. Funeral servcies and burial at Sauk Center, MN., was on Tuesday following 
his death. ■ ********** June 8, 1933 

Funeral services were held Monday for L. H. Brusletter, of Wahpeton, who died Friday. 
Deceased was a member of the Board of Trustees of Concordia College, at Moorhead, and twice 
had represented Richland County in the State Legislature. 

********** June 8, 1933 

Mrs. John Kath received the sad news Wednesday morning of the death of her mother, 
Mrs. Berriger, at Faribault, MN. Mrs. Berriger had been in poor health for some time. 

********** June 8, 1933 

CORN POISON FATAL 
Ethan Allen Lyman, 26, farmer, of the Verona vicinity, died Sunday morning in Oakes, 
as a result of bichloridse of mercury poisoning. He had been treating seed corn on his farm. 

********** June 8, 1933 

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We regret to report that the little baby boy, born on Wednesday, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Hartleben, passed away at birth. 

********** June 8, 1933 

DEATH STRIKES IN TWO HOMES 
Two Little Children Died - One a Victim of Fire Accident 
Funeral services were read for Elciine Bertha Marie Muehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Muehler, at the Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon. The little girl died of compli- 
cations of illnesses at the Wcihpeton Hospital. She had reached the age of one year and two 
months when summoned by death. Elaine was the only child of the sorrowing couple, and 
leaves behind her many sorrowing relatives. Rev. J. P. Klausler officiated at the funeral. 

********** June 15, 1933 

ELSIE ELMA MUEHLER 
Elsie Elma Muehler, eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Muehler, suffered 
fatal burns Wednesday when she upset an incubator, spilling the fuel oil over her clothing. 
The mother was badly burned about the hands as she extinguished the blaze which imm- 
ediately enveloped the baby. Taking the baby in her arms she rushed to the highway where 
a passing salesman picked them up and brought them to St . Francis Hospital . The baby died 
at 12:45 PM. 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 PM from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 
the pastor. Rev. R. J. Becker, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Muehler live a mile and a half north of Dwight and Elsie Elma 
was^their only child . Mrs . Muehler is recovering from her bums . 

********** June 15, 1933 

JOHN JARSKI DIED MONDAY NIGHT 
Resident of Hankinson Since 1902 Succumbs To Illness 
John Jarski died Monday evening at 8 : 15 , following a two years ' illness of cancer . 
Fiineral services were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Philip's Church, Rev. 
Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services, and burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

Deceased was born in Austria on July 26, 1870, and immigrated to the United States 
in 1902, coming direct to Hankinson where he had since made his home. During his many years 
residence here he made a wide acquaintance, and his passing brings profound sorrow to his 
friends and relatives. He was a devoted member of St. Philip's Church, and as a friend and 
neighbor measured high in the community. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife; two sons, Andrew P. Jarski, at home and 
John Jarski, of Minneapolis; three daughters, Margaret, Mrs. L. J. Sommers and Mrs. E. J. 
Rainey, all of Minneapolis. Two brothers, residents of Austria, also survive. 

********** June 22, 1933 

GIRL FATALLY HURT IN WRECK 
Crossing Accident Wrecks Machine of Silas Sweiven of Fairmount 
Miss May Wolter of Breckenridge , died Monday from injuries received when the car in 

which she was riding was struck by the Great Northern flyer at Wahpeton. Miss Wolter, 

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accompanied by Silas Sweiven, of Fainnount, were crossing the tracks, apparently xinaware 
of the approaching danger when the crash occurred. The coupling on the front of the engine 
drove through the door, picked up the car and hurled it against a concrete post, and when 
it came to a standstill was a complete wreck. 

Miss Wolter's injuries were immediately seen to be critical and she was removed to the 
Breckenridge Hospital, where she died Monday night. The man was only slightly bruised. 

A number of Hankinson people saw the wrecked car on their way home from the dance, and 
from the condition of the car it was difficult to believe that any of the occupants could hav 
escaped with their lives. ********** june 22, 1933 

HAMMER FARMER KILLED BY BLAST 
Dynamite Cap Explosion Blows Part of Face Off, Causing Death 

Roy Tisch, a farmer in the Hammer territory was killed Wednesday as the result of an 
explosion of a dynamite cap, which mutulated his face, and frcm all appearances death was 
instanteineous . 

Tish had gone to the bam to sleep, which was his custom, and when he failed put in 
his appearance next morning, two brothers went to investigate, and discovered him lying in 
a pool of blood. The coroner was called from Sisseton, and suicide was suspected. No rea- 
son could be found for the act as the man had been feeling well, and previous to his retire- 
ment had been working in the field, and later had called on friends in town. 

Mr. Tish was 42 years of age and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Tish, four brothers and two sisters. 

_ Funeral services were held at Claire City and burial made in the community cemetery. 

********** June 22, 1933 

Mrs. J. W. Mongoven received word from relatives Tuesday that her cousin, Harold 

Indahl drowned in Union Lake Sunday evening, while swimming. Funeral services were held 

at Erskine, MN., Wednesday afternoon. 

********** June 22, 1933 

AUTO WRECKS CAUSE DEATH AND INJURY 
Klinkhammer, of Forman, Killed in Crash 
Paul Klinkhammer, 25 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Klinkhammer, of Forman, died 
Sunday as the result of a car accident the evening previous. The car he was driving struck 
the rack of a cattle truck cind was wrecked. Klinkhammer was taken to Forman for treatment 
but died several hours later. Other occupants of the car were: Frank Bommersbach and Miss 
Lucille Fernbault, both residents of the Sargent County seat. 

The accident occurred at the highway bridge just a half mile east of Cayuga. Bommers- 
bach formerly resided in Hankinson and last year was the victim of a bad auto wreck. 

********** June 29, 1933 

FATHER OF MRS. R. G. STOCK DIED TUESDAY 
Mr. O. D. Selleck, father of Mrs . R. G. Stock, of this city, died at a hospital in 
Owatonna, MN., Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, death following an operation Mr. Selleck 
submitted to the day previous. Mr. Selleck was taken ill Saturday and Mrs. Stock was called 

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and v/as at the bedside when death came . 

Funeral services were held today, at 2 o'clock. Mr. Stock, Doris, Marion and Dole 
leaving yesterday to join Mrs. Stock at the service. Mr. Selleck was well kno^.m in Hajik- 
inson, where he had often visited at the Stock home. 

********** July 6, 1933 

MRS. FRANK DEFEA PASSES IN DEATH 
Word has been received by relatives and friends of the death of Mrs . Frank De Fea , 
who passed away at her home at Detroit Lakes at 6:25 AM., Tuesday. Funeral services are 
being conducted today. The De Fea's are former Hankinson residents. 

********** July 13, 1933 

GREAT BEND LADY DIES 
Mrs. Robert Mitzel Passed Away at Wahpeton - Funeral Today 
Mrs. Robert Mitzel, Great Bend woman, died at the Wahpeton Hospital Monday evening 
at 7 o'clock, death following an illness of 6 months duration, during which time she sub- 
mitted to three blood transfusions in an effort ot effect relief. 

Fvmeral services are being conducted today at the Great Bend Evangelical Church, Rev. 
R. R. Strutz conducting the rites. 

Mrs. Mitzel was born on the farm of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Zietlow, near Great 
Bend, in 1911, being 22 years old at the time of her death. Deceased was an exemplary young 
lady, a good Christian, and her death fills the community with poignant sorrow. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, and the little 14 months old baby boy; 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Zietlow; four brothers, Bennie, Erwin, Harold and Walter, 
and a sister, Mrs. Charles Loll, of Great Bend. 

********** July 13, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD The father of Mrs. F. W. Mashek passed away on Sunday. He would have 

been 86 years old had he lived until the 4th of July. Mr. Bernetz was ill for only a short 
time. Herb Bernetz went to Spillville from Long Beach on the 4th. 

********** July 13, 1933 

Mr. and Mr-s. William Kuehl, Peter De Fea, Mr. and Mrs. John Wolf and George Fisher 
attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank De Fea, which was held at Detroit Lakes, MN., Thursday 
of last week. The De Fea family were former residents of this city, having moved from here 
to Detroit Lakes seven years ago. The cause of Mrs. De Fea's death was pneumonia. She 
leaves to mourn her loss: her husband and five children, Elizabeth, Catherine, Cecelia, 
Edward and Gregory. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their bereave- 
ment. ********** July 20, 1933 

KILLED BY LIGHTNING 

Eugene Stran, residing with his parents, near Still in Burleigh County, stood by the 
radio last week trying to follow a tune with his violin. Lightning struck, followed the 
wires and killed him. Two of his brothers were knocked unconscious at the same time. 

********** July 20, 1933 

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otto Doctor, 17 year old son of John Doctor, of Wishek, died Tuesday night from the 
effects of exposure and water after nearly drovming at Green Lake that evening. 

********** July 20, 1933 

Mrs. H. S. Cox and Mrs. David Mc Ilwain received word last week of the death of their 
cousin, Mrs. Raymond Wilson, of Devils Lake. The funeral was held on Thursday at Devils 
Lake . Chas . Paulson and Elma attended the funeral . 

********** July 20, 1933 

MRS. WM. KLAR DIED IN ELMA HOME 
Community Saddened by Death of Pioneer Mother Wednesday 

People of this city and the surrounding community were greatly shocked by the news 
of the death of Mrs. Wm. Klar, who passed away at her home in Elma Township at 4 o'clock 
Wednesday afternoon. Saturday afternoon she suffered an attack of gallstones. It was 
slight, however, and she rallied. A severe attack followed in the evening from which she 
never recovered. 

Theresa Sykora was bom in Prague, Bohemia, on Oct. 8th, 1870. When eleven years old, 
with her parents she moved to this country settling at Sauk Center, MN. From there the fam- 
ily moved to Norcross, MN. 

On June 25 , 1888 , she was united in marriage to William Klar at Elbow Lake . The coupls 
resided at Norcross for fourteen years, when they moved to their present home in Elma Town- 
ship, where they have lived ever since. 

Eleven children were born to bless this union, eight girls emd three boys. One child 
Marie, died in infancy. All the children except two were here at the time of her death. Will- 
iam Klar and family of Miles City, MT., had visited here just a week ago and left his mother 
in apparently good health. Mrs. Fred Wagner, of San Jacinto, CA. , was unable to come. 

Mrs. Klar leaves to mourn their loss: her husband, William Klar, three sons, Wm. of 
Miles City, MT.; Alexander and Rudolph, Milwaukee, seven daughters: Georgiana, Mrs. F. Wag- 
ner of San Jacinto, CA.; Bessie, Mrs. Carrie Randall, and Miss Adeline, of Mankato, MN.; Mrs 
Lillian Dahlin; Henrietta, Mrs. Wm. Rieman and Irene Klar, all at home in Elma and Mrs. Rose 
Wolf of this city. Fifteen grand children and one sister, Mrs. Marie Heddie , of Herman, MN. 
Mrs. Heddie is expected Thursday. 

Mrs. Klar was a fond and devoted wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor. She will 
be greatly missed by all who knew her and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to 
the sorrowing family. 

The funeral will be held Friday at New Effington, SD . , from the Swedish Lutheran Churct 
and she will be buried in the Lutheran Cemetery beside the graves of her parents . Pallbear- 
ers will be old friends of the family, William Martinek, William Baisley, Peter Toberg, Chas. 
Paulson, Joseph Brush and Louis Kooklish. 

******* *** July 27, 1933 

Albert Maule, 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maule, of Long Lake, lost his life 



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in an auto accident on Sunday. The accident took place about one-half mile north of Long 
Lake, about 10 AM. Eleven young people and children were riding in a Model A Ford road- 
ster with a rumble seat. A girl in her early teens was driving the car and must have lost 
control due to a blowout or sane other cause, while driving down a hill. The car left the 
road, started up a little raise and then rolled over. 

********** July 27, 1933 

Cyril Franta, a well known resident of Lidge'rwood, died at his home here at 5 o'clock 
Thursday morning, July 20th, at Lidgerwood, following an illness of over 6 months duration. 
The cause of his death was chronic inflamatory rheumatism. 

********** July 27, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Cyril Franta, former business man of the city, died here Wednesday 

morning. He suffered inflamatory rheumatism for 6 months. He was bom at Montgomery, MN., 
and at the time of his death he was 52 years old. He is survived by his widow and two dau- 
ghters, Martha and Eva, and two brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held at the Cath- 
olic Church with Father Turek officiating and interment was in the Catholic Cemetery. 

********** July 27, 1933 

LABORER KILLED 
Alex Zinyk, about 35 years old, was killed early Monday morning, July 24th, when he 
attempted to board an oil tank car of a Great Northern freight train as it was highballing 
through Manvel at 10 or 12 miles per hour. Zinyk, according to friends, was going to Hoople 
where he expected to find employment in the harvest fields . He had been employed on sugar 
beets by Amund Amundson, near Manvel. 

********** August 3, 1933 

Victim of an unusual accident, the body of Duane Delling, 12 year old son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred S. Anderson was found in the chute of an elevator on the Miles Farup farm, 14 
miles southwest of Park River, last Thursday afternoon, July 20th, about 4:30 o'clock. 

Accompanying a friend out to the farm, the boy disappeared from sight and was not miss- 
ed until the wheat ceased to run through the chute when examination disclosed the fact that 
his body had clogged the opening. In spite of every effort to uncover him, he was dead when 

found, death being due to suffocation. 

********** August 3, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD The infant baby boy of Emil Mxmmi died directly after birth Monday 

evening. ********** August 3, 1933 

PIONEER DEXTER RESIDENT DEAD 
Funeral Held for Mrs. Wilhelminia Orth in Minneapolis Tuesday 
Mrs. Wilhelmina Orth, former resident of Lidgerwood, and now residing in Minneapolis, 
passed away at her home. She was one of the early settlers in Dexter Township. Mrs. Orth 
was born in Germany and at the time of her death was 85 years old. Pleurisy with congested 
lungs and complications were the cause of her death. 



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The body was taken to Luverne , MN., and funeral services were held there Tuesday, 
interment taking place there also. She is survived by four daughters and two sons. 

********** August 10, 1933 

Death entered the Van Gilder home in Fairmount last Tuesday, removing Thomas Van Gildei 
relieving him of much suffering as a result of more than two years of illness . At the time 
of his death, Mr. Van Gilder had attained the age of 62 years, 11 months and 10 days. 

********** August 10, 1933 

LOCATE AGENT 
Harold T. Seaburg, Soo Agent at Nashua, MN., missing since early in July, is alive 
and at Dickinson. Reports last week stated that his body was taken from the Breckenridge 

River proved to be utterly false. JAMESTOWN RECORD 

********** August 10, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD John H. Nibbe, uncle of Mrs. Emily Beattie, passed away at his home in 

Red Wing, MN., this week at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his widow and 14 child- 
ren, one of whom is Fred Nibbe, of Minneapolis, MN., formerly of this city. 

********** August 10, 1933 

MRS. FRANK FARRINGTON DIED IN DULUTH 
Mrs. Frank Farrington, of New Effington, died Friday in a Duluth, MN., Hospital, where 
she was taking treatment for goiter. Funeral services were held at New Effington on Monday. 
Surviving are her husband, one daughter and six sons. 

********** August 17, 1933 

HELMERS DIED OF BULLET WOUND 
Body Found in Slough Near Home - Head Blown Off. 
John Helmers, a resident of the southwest Lidgerwood community, was found dead in a 
slough near the home of Chas. Orth last Thursday. Death apparently occurred under pecul- 
iar circumstances. Helmer had taken his shotgun, intending to trade it for a rifle, and 
left the house. A short time later he was discoverd by members of the family with about 
half of his head shot away. 

Helmer was' the father of Mrs. Chas. Orth, with whom he had made his heme for the past 

three years. Funeral services were held on Saturday at Forman. 

********** August 17, 1933 

YOUNG MAN DIED AFTER OPERATION 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scheller and son and daughter, Leonard and Caroline and Mrs. B. 
Mauer and John P. Boitimersbach returned Tuesday morning from St. Paul, where they attended 
the funeral of Edward Mc Galium. Edward will be remembered by many people of this city, 
having visited here at different times at the hom.es of his grandmother, Mrs. B. Mauer, and 
his Aunts, Mrs. Mike Scheller and Mrs. John Bommersbach and his Uncles, Peter and L. J. 

Mauer . 

The cause of his death was a ruptured appendix. At the time of his death he was 19 



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years old. He was employed in reforestration work about 30 miles from Cloquet, MN., and 
when he was stricken was rushed to the hospital at Cloquet, where he died several days 
later. A twin brother, Ralph, was also employed in reforestration work but not at the 
same place. He waw with his brother at the time of his death. 

********** August 17, 1933 

John Anderson, 67 years old, a bachelor, who worked on the farm of his brother-in-law, 
Fred Lindquist, 10 miles northeast of Wheaton, died Wednesday afternoon from injuries rec- 
eived when he was attacked by a young bull in the Lindquist pasture . Funeral services were 
held Saturday. *♦*******♦ August 17, 1933 

AUGUST WEGNER DIED SUNDAY 

Funeral services were held at Wahpeton Wednesday afternoon for August Wegner, who pass- 
ed away at his home Sunday night. Rev. J. H. Meier conducted the services from the home at 
2 o'clock and in the Congregational Church at 2:30 PM. 

Mr. Wegner had attended the ball games at Wahpeton, following which he returned home, 
partook of a meal, and retired. At 10:30 he awakened, called for a glass of water, and when 
his wife brought it to him he had suffered a stroke and passed away almost instantly. 

Mr. Wegner was born in Germany in 1881 and came to America when two years old. On Sep- 
tember 14, 1910, he was united in marriage to Elsie Emma Glander, of Hankinson. Besides his 
wife , eight children stirvive to mourn their loss . 

********** August 17, 1933 

MRS. ELIZABETH KRAUSE DIED 
■ Following Two Year Illness - Funeral Will Be Held Saturday 

Funeral Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Krause will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o' 
clock from the residence, and at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler officiating. 
Pall bearers will be six nephews, R. Bellin, Alfred and Edward Bladow, Harold Polfuss, Herb- 
ert Krause and Herb Weiss . 

Mrs. Elizabeth Krause died at her home in this city Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock, 
following two yeaors of illness. Mrs. Krause had made her home in Fargo until last fall when 
she returned to her home here to reside . 

Elizabeth Bellin was bom on April 10th, 1876, in St. Paul, MN., and was 57 years, 4 
months and 23 days old at the time of her death. In October of 1893, she was united in marr- 
iage to Fred Krause, in Hankinson, and to this union four sons and two daughters were born, 
three sons passing away during infancy. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: a son, Ed Krause, of this city, and two daughters: 
Mrs. Al Mahan and Mrs. Victor Ulhorn, of Fargo, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Bladow, two bro- 
thers: Chas. Bellin, of Lidgerwood and Henry Bellin, of Minneapolis. Her husband preceeded 
her in death several years ago. ********** August 24, 1933 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ART. RADLOFF 
Young Man Passed Away Sunday Afternoon at 1:30 O'clock 
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the V7ipperman Chapel for Arthur 

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Radloff, Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the service. 

Arthur Radloff was bom in Hankinson in July of 1902 , and was 31 years old at the time 
of his death. Most of his life was spent in this city, although for a time he was employed 
in Minneapolis . The young man was of energetic nature and was exceptionally competent in his 
trade as butcher. He was of an athletic build and a hard worker. No sign of the impending 
tragedy was given by him and his untimely death is a shock to his relatives and friends . 

Arthur met a tragic death Sunday at 1:30 in the city hall bxiilding, where he was con- 
fined by peace officials. Following his confinement, Rud. Hoefs left to secure a blanket for 
the cot in the rooms, and when he returned twenty minutes later. Art had died in a noose made 
from his belt. Coroner Lester was called and announced that death was self-inflicted. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are : his mother , Mrs . Fred Radloff , Sr . , and five brother 
Fred, Helmuth, Henry, Oscar and Walter, all residing in Hankinson. 

********** August 24, 1933 

HOLD FUNERAL FOR BARNEY GIRL 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Barney on Wednesday for Miss Leona 
Kressin, clerk in a Fargo Drug Store, who drowned in Long Lake on Sunday. Leona, a daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kressin, who farm near Barney, attended a picnic of Fargo workers and 
while she and her companions attempted to swim to a sail boat, she went under, and although 
hundreds of people saw the tragedy they failed to locate the body until after four hours time 

Rev. Klausler, of Hankinson, conducted the funeral services. 

********** August 24, 1933 

MOTHER OF DR. TILLISCH DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Dr. and Mrs. H. Tillisch, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tillisch and D. Tillisch, received word 
of the death of their aged mother, Mrs. Selma Tillisch, who passed away at her home in Minn- 
eapolis Sunday at 5:30 PM. They left Thursday morning to attend the funeral, which will be 
held today (Thursday) at 1 o'clock at Westbrook. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove, MN. 

********** August 24, 1933 

LITTLE GIRL DROWNS 
Gotthlf Woehlhaff, living about 22 miles southwest of Wishek, came to the city yester- 
day morning to call Rev. A. F. Freymann to hold fimeral services for the little daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Brandner, two miles soutwest of Zeeland. Mr. Brandner was helping with 
the threshing at the farm of his brother, Henry, and Mrs. Brandner was home alone with the 
child. The mother went to the pasture to get the cows at supper time and upon returning home 
found her daughter had drowned in a pail of water. 

********** August 24, 1933 

YOUTH DIES ON DANCE FLOOR 
John Outzen, 19, Hurdsfield youth, is dead as the result of the dance floor of a barn 
crashing down on him. About sixty couples were dancing in the barn when a high wind took 
the roof off the building. The couples rushed to one end of the barn and the floor collap- 
sed. Outzen died of a ruptured liver. A numer of others were hurt in the accident. 

********** August 24, 1933 

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LIDGERWOOD Mrs. Carlyle Fischer Geisler, foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 

Fischer, of Long Beach, CA., former Lidgerwood resident, passed away this week at her home. 

She is survived by her husband and foster peirents. Mrs. Peisler made a name for herself by 

writing poetry which was published by the Saturday Evening Post, Women's Home Companion and 

Poetry Magazines. Ftineral services were held in the California city from the B. W, Coon 

Chapel, Dr. Louis B. Bauman, of the First Brethem Church, officiating and interment also 

took place there. ********** , ^^„,„-,, 

■^ ********** August 24, 1933 

Ole Bergstrom, 63, pioneer Mc Leod fcirmer, died last week as the result of injuries 
in a fall from a hay stack. Pneumonia and other complications were the cause of his death. 
Bergstrom was pushed off the stack by the hay-stacker and his neck and back were severely 
injured causing partial paralysis of his arms and legs. 

********** August 24, 1933 

PIONEERS ANSVJER DEATH'S CALL 
Mrs. Juliane Heling and Albert C. Stack Funerals Held Wednesday in City 

The rapidly increasing list of Richland County pioneers who have answered the call 
of their Master, was augmented this week when Mrs. Juliane Heling and Mr. Albert C. Stack 
passed away at their respective abodes on Saturday. 

These two pioneers, who came to Richland County in the middle eighties, were among 
those who helped, with countless others, build Richland County to its present advanced secur 
ity. That they suffered the trials and tribulations of these hardy pioneers is readily 
known, and except for the time when illness prevented, enjoyed the benefits of leisure secur 
ed by years of courageous and able endeavor. 

Mrs. Juliane Heling passed away on Saturday evening at 8:50 o'clock, at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. Ame Kjelstrup, following an illness of two years' duration, Juliane 
Abraham was bom in Linderwerder , West Prussia, Germany. In December of 1855, she came, 
with her parents, to America, when 14 years old. The family settled first in Wisconsin, 
where she resided 16 years. In 1880 she was married to Robert Heling, and to this union one 
daughter was bom. 

In 1887 she came to Hankinson, where she had since made her home, the past 25 years 
with her daughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home at 1:45 and from the 
Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the services. 

Pall bearers were: J. C. Polfuss, Gust Polfuss, Fred Worner, Henry Krause, Wtn. Popp 
and Wm. Grawe . Surviving to mourn their loss are: her daughter, Mrs. Arne Kjelstrup, and 
two sisters, Mrs. Eraelia Hoefs, of Portland, OR., and Mrs. Theodore Heling, besides a host 
of true friends made during her many years residence in Hankinson. 

********** August 31, 1933 

ALBERT C. STACK 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 12 o'clock from the home and a half hour later 
from the Lutheran Church for Albert C. Stach, the Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating. 

Mr. Stach passed away at his home here Saturday morning, August 26th, following an 

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illness of several years, although he had been confined to his bed but a comparatively 
short time. 

Deceased was bom in Pommercmce , Germany, June 24th, 1862, and in 1869 immigrated to 
the United States, settling at Theresa, WI. In 1885 he came to North Dakota, where a year 
later he married Augustine Gaedcke, and the couple took up a homestead in Belford. To this 
union were born eight children, five of whom preceeded him in death. In 1907 they moved to 
Hankinson with the family, and he followed his trade as carpenter. For twenty one years he 
was trustee of the Lutheran Congregation and since 1927 an elder of the church. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: the widow, one stepson, Edwin Gaedcke, and three 
daughters, Mrs. Elsie Worner, Myrtle Stach and Mrs. Mabel Koppelman, seven grand children 
and two great grandchildren, one step brother, Richard Worner, of Mayville, V7I.; two sisters 
Mrs. Ida Davlin, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Bertha Bartsch, of Mayville, WI . 

********** August 31, 193 3 

HENKY RADLOFF DIED SATURDAY 
Death Follows Illness of Two Years - Funeral Held Wednesday 

Henry Richard August Radloff died at the home of his mother here Saturday afternoon 
at 2:30 o'clock, following two years of serious illness. When the young man first contractee 
tuberculosis he was taken to San Haven, returning a year later. Since that time relatives 
have given him every possible aid to assist in recovery, but he answered the call after a 
valiant fight for health. 

Henry was born on May 23rd, 1909, at Hankinosn, ND. , and died Aug. 26, 1933, at the 
age of 24 years, 3 months and 3 days. He attended Sunday School at the Evangelical Church, 
and was confirmed at the age of 14 years. He graduated from the local High School in 1930. 
He was Captain of the foot ball team, a good student and beloved by his teachers and class 
mates. 

The pall bearers were all members of the football team, of which Henry was the captain 
in 1929; Victor Brandt, Jeff White, Leo Kinn, Theo, Jaeger, Albert Pribbemow, Jr., Jack 
Brown, Frank Kinn, Elmer Hoist, Art Ernst, Morris Anderson, Clayton Tillisch and George Rad- 
loff. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 from the home and at 2 o'clock 
from the Evangelical Church, Rev. Meier conducting the services. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his mother, Mrs. Fred Radloff, Sr . , and four bro- 
thers, Fred, Jr., Oscar, Helmuth and V7alter. The family have the sympathy of the community 
in the sad death of two sons within the short space of seven days. 

********** August 31, 1933 

ROSHOLT MAN DIES IN AUTO 
Gust Peterson, aged resident of the Rosholt community, passed away suddenly from a 
heart attack in Sisseton Monday afternoon at 4:30. Mr. Peterson had not been feeling well 
for several days. Monday his son. Waif red, with whom he had been making his home, decided 
to bring him to town for medical attention. As they reached the outskirts of the city, Mr. 



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Peterson was suddenly seized with a severe heart attack. His son iiranediately tvirned the 
car around and drove back to town but by the time he was able to park his car the elderly 
man had passed away. ********** August 31, 1933 

IN MEMORIAM 

I left this world of sorrow. Could not stay until tomorrow; 

Mourn not for me or sorrow take. But love each other for my sake; 
Weep not but be content. My life to you was only lent; 

My grave you know, my bed you see. Prepare yoxirself to follow me. 
I love, we lived, in peace I died. You asked my life, but God denied. 

Mrs. Albert Stach and family. 

Honorary pall beaxers: Chas. Jasmer, Sr., Gust Muehler, Peter Hentz, Sr., Alfred 
Prochnow, August Hoefs, Theo. Tiegs, Theo. Bladow, Fred Pankow. 

Pall bearers: Milton Umbreit, Ervin Stack, Geo. Stack, Robert Weiss, Robert Bladow, 
Charles Bladow. 

Flower Girls: Erma Gaedcke, Gwendolyn Worner, Laverne Bladow, Lorraine Worner, Alpha 

Stack. 

CAPD OF THANKS 

We tcike this meeins of expressing our sincere thanks to all who helped and comforted 

us dtiring the illness and bereavement for our dear father and husband. Especially do we 

thank Rev. Klausler and Rev. Schmacher for their kind and comforting words, the quintet 

for the numbers rendered, and also those who gave floral offerings. 

Mrs. Albert Stach 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gaedcke 

Mrs. Elsie Worner 

Myrtle Stach 

Mr. and Mrs. George Koppelmann 

********** August 31, 1933 

CrVIL WAR VETERAN DIED SATURDAY 
Military Funeral Conducted by American Legion Monday, from Congregational Church 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 PM., for Charles H. Osborn, Civil War vete- 
ran, who died at his home Saturday morning at 1:50 o'clock, death following two days' ill- 
ness, which began when the aged man suffered a slight stroke while sitting in the barber chai 

The services were conducted by Eberhardt Post of the American Legion, full military 
honors being extended ovir last soldier who wore the blue of the Union during the Civil War. 
Rev. Smith delivered the sermon. 

Chcirles H. Osborn, a resident of Hankinson since 1901, passed quietly av/ay at his home 
Saturday morning at 1:50 o'clock, Sept. 2nd, 1933, at the age of 89 years and 7 months. He 
was born in Wisconsin on Feb. 27th, 1844. His father and mother, Armond and Augusta Osborn 
came to Wisconsin from the east in the early eighties. 

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Three children were born to them of whom Charles Henry was the eldest. They lived 
on a beautiful farm near Ripon many years. Mr. Osbom was married to Annette E. Stilwell 
on Nov. 28th, 1867. One daughter was born to them. Belle S. Osborn. Both left him for 
their heavenly home years ago and he has lived alone most of the time in his home since. 

He is survived by his nieces, Mrs. Grace Graham and Mrs. Edith Carter and other rel- 
atives who moxim their loss, especially the John R. Jones family to whom he had been more 
than a brother and uncle. He was noted for his love of flowers and he raised hxondreds of 
gladioli, which he gave to friends with a lavish hand. All will miss that spot of glory, 
that beautiful garden of flowers. He lived a quiet, unassuming life in this community 
and was beloved by all who knew him. 

For many years he has been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge . Mr . Osbom was a Vet- 
eran of the Civil War, and enlisted in Fond du Lac County, WI . , in May of 1864, as a Priv- 
ate of Co. B., 41st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. His regiment was assigned to 
the 3rd Brigade, 1st Subdivision, 16th Corps Army engaged in picket and guard duty on the 
Hernando Road, Memphis, Tenn., until August 21st, A detachment of the Rebel General For- 
est's Cavalry dashed into the city by way of the Hernando Road and a general engagement 
ensued resulting in defeat of the rebels. President Lincoln expressed his thanks for the 
alacrity with which the volvmteers of this regiment responded to the call for this special 
service. Mr. Osbom was honorably discharged in October of 1864, at Milwaukee, WI., as a 
Corporal . 

The poem printed on page eight (of this newspaper) was one of Mr. Osbom "s favorites, 

anti^he kept it among his personal army records. 

********** September 7, 1933 

WHO WILL TELL? 

Vlhen the comrades have departed. When the veterans are no more. 
When the bugle call has sounded. On that everlasting shore; 

When life's weary march is ended. When the camp fires slumber long. 

Who will tell the world the story, When the Boys in Blue are gone? 

Who will tell about the marching, "From Atlanta to the Sea?" 

Who will halt, and wait, and listen, IVhen they hear the reveille? 

Who will join to swell the chorus. Of some old Grand Army Song? 

VTho will tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone? 

Who will tell of Appomattox, And the glory that they won, 

When defeat was on their banner? Who will tell about Bull Run? 

What in prison pen they suffered. How they watched and waited long. 

Who will tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone: 

Who will tell about enlisting. Of three hundred thousand more. 

How they rallied 'round the banner? How they sent it to the fore. 
How they crushed that horde of traitors', How they fought against the wrong? 

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Who will tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone? 

Who will tell of Abraham Lincoln, When he held the wheel of State? 

Who will rise to act his greatness. As the Chief among the great? 
Who will tell of Grant emd Sherman, And that patriotic throng? 

Who will tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone? 

Will oiar children's children tell it? Will they tell about the foe? 

That their grandsires met in battle , Fought so many years ago? 
Will they cherish dear "Old Glory?", Will they learn to love it long? 

Who will tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone? 

We must tell the story, sisters. Just as long as life is spared; 

We must never be unmindful. What the soldier did and dared. 
We must hold aloft that banner. For its splendid laurels won; 

We must tell the story, sisters. When the Boys in Blue are gone. 

Sons and daughters of this Nation, You must tell of triumphs won. 

When on earth our work is ended. And the Veteran claims his own. 
You must cherish dear "Old Glory!", And its teachings pass along; 

You must tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone. 

By that flag 'Our Country's Emblem', You must pledge allegiance new; 

To its glorius, splendid mission. May your hearts beat ever true. 
That the Nation '11 be protected, 'Gainst injustice and all wrong, 
— You must tell the world the story. When the Boys in Blue are gone. 

You must keep each star unblemished. And its stripes without a stain; 

You must take the Veterans ' places , And repeat their Roll of Fame . 
You must keep our countrys honor. And the flag above the wrong; 

We must trust you with the story, VJhen the Boys in Blue are gone. 

********** September 7, 1933 

FIRST CAPITOL DEATH 
A worker on the new North Dakota State Capitol Building at Bismarck was killed Friday 
when he fell from the third story of the structure now under construction. He died before 
reaching the hospital. The man killed was Gene Marks, 37, Grand Forks, plasterer's helper. 
He had been employed on the job about ten days . 

********** September 7, 1933 

BABY RUN OVER BY TRUCK 
Apparently under the machine when it was started, Adolph, 15 months old son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joe Bruse, of near Belcourt, was instantly killed, when run over by a truck driven 
by F. Eneau. The truck was on an incline and when the driver released the brake the truck 
rolled back and the rear wheel passed over the infant's head. 

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YOUNG FAIPMOUNT MAN DIED AFTER OPERATION 

George Zatechka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Zatechka, formerly Lidgerwood residents 
but who have been living near Fairmount the past few years, died at Ottertail Sanitarium 
at Henning, MN. , after a surgical operation. 

The funeral was held at Fairmount Monday afternoon, with Rev. Coombs officiating 
and interment being made in the Fairmount Cemetery. He was 27 years old at the time of his 
death. He leaves to mourn their loss his mother and father, and one brother, Frank, and two 
sisters, Mrs. Tony Steinbeck (Bessie) and Dorothy at home, besides his grandmother, Mrs. 
Owens , of Lidgerwood . Many friends of Lidgerwood attended the funeral . 

********** September 14, 1933 

PIONEER WOMAN LAID TO REST 
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Evan VJ. Jones at Congregational Church Sunday 

Funeral services were held from the Congregational Chvirch on Sunday at 2 o'clock for 
Mrs. Evan W. Jones, Rev. W. A. Smith conducting the services. Mrs. Jones came to Hankinson 
in 1887 with her husband, who died a tragic death while an officer of the law, in 1917. 
Since that time she had continued to make Hankinson her home, residing in her beautiful resi- 
dence in this city. Death occurred Friday, following a long illness. 

Margaret Anna Williams Jones was born on June 11, 1860, in Neenah, WI . , being one of 
a family of seven children. She spent her girlhood days in Neenah, and taught school near 
there until her marriage to Evan M. Jones, May 20, 1886. The first few months of their 
married life was spent in the lumber camps of the John R. Davis Lumber Company, near Philips, 
WI. In the fall of 1887, they came to Hankinson at the time when our city was still Fort 
Hankinson and boasted only fifteen inhabitants. Except for the years 1896-1901, when Mr.. 
Jones was sheriff of Richland County, Hankinson was their home. In 1917, Mr. Jones was kill- 
ed while upholding the laws of his coimtry, and Mrs. Jones lived since that time in her home 
in Hankinson until death came to her on September 8th, at 1 o'clock AM., at the age of 73 
years and 3 months. 

Mrs. Jones joined the Union Congregational Church here with her husband on March 25th, 
1891, less than five years after the church was organized. For many years she was a member 
of the Rebecca Lodge at Wahpeton, and served as Oracle for the Royal Neighbors of America, 
of which she was a member. 

She is survived by three daughters, all of whom were present at the time of her death: 
Rebecca Eleanor (Mrs. D. L. Rempel) of Dutton, MT., Eva W. (Mrs. Ray Penrose) of Chicago, 
II., and Miss Catherine Harriett Jones; one brother, John Williams, of Spokane, WA. , and 
six grandchildren, Ray Gerald and Margaret Penrose, William, Catherine, Evan and Carl Rempel 

********** September 14, 1933 

WHITE ROCK MAN COMMITS SUICIDE 
Goes Into Field to Work and Is Found Hanging to Tree 
W. F. Alhiede, living on the Goranson farm, near Rosholt, committed suicide on Thurs- 
day, Sept. 7th, by hanging. His age was about 47 years. 

He left his home about 10 AM., Thursday morning, saying he was going to fix a fence 

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on the flat a short distance from home, and when he did not return for dinner, his folks 
started to hunt for him. After searching the place, the body was found hanging from a tree 
by a rope around his neck, and had been dead several hours when found. 
ROSHOLT NEWS ********** September 14, 1933 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. A. KRUEGER AT GREAT BEND 

Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Bohn Krueger, who died Sunday morning at her home in 
Great Bend, following four weeks' illness were held on Wednesday at the home at 1:30 and 
fran Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Rengstorf officiating. 

Amelia Bohn was born in Pommeran, Germany, eighty-five years ago. She came to this 
country with a brother in 1863, both of them coming to Pine Ridge, WI. She was married 
there a short time later to Christoff Krueger and they lived at Iron Ridge until 1873, when 
they moved to Oshkosh. In 1874 they came to North Dakota and homesteaded four miles north- 
east of the present village of Great Bend, the homestead now being occtipied by a grandson, 
Arthur Krueger. 

Thirty years ago Mrs. Krueger became a widow and in 1908 she moved to Great Bend, 
where she has since made her home. Surviving are two sons, Rudolph and George Krueger, and 
one daughter, Mrs. Fred Cast, eill of the Great Bend vicinity. Three sons and one daughter 
died in infancy. ********** September 14, 1933 

C. A. HEXOM DIED 

Mr. C. A. Hexom, one of the old time residents of Rosholt, died on Thursday of last 
week, following a paralytic stroke, which came upon him the preceeding Saturday. 

"^ ********** September 14, 1933 

SONORA. . . .Word was received here on Monday that Andrew Christiansen was burned to 
death Sunday in the Pilot Butte Oil Fields. No further details of the tragedy have been 
received. ********** September 14, 1933 

FORMER GREENDALE RESIDENT DIED 
The NEWS is in receipt of a letter telling of the death of Bertram G. Clark, son of 
a former Richland County Commissioner, Galen B. Clark, of Greendale Township, in Richmond, 
Sept. 12th. Bertram was born in Olwein, lA., and when a young man came to Richland County 
with his parents, settling on a farm seven miles southeast of Hankinson . Here he grew to 
manhood, and after attending the grade schools took a four year coiirse at the Univ. of Minn. 
He married Ella J. Tyson in 1899, and to this union one son and one daughter were born. 
Three years later he moved to Spokane, WA., where he was engaged with the Bell Telephone Co. 
Later he settled at Richmond, CA. , to make his home. His aged mother, survives, residing at 
Beaverton, OR. 

This item was sent in by Mrs. M. A. Mourer, a sister-in-law, of the deceased. 

********** September 21, 1933 

COUSIN OF LOCAL PEOPLE DIED SUNDAY 
Miss Tina Lenzen, telephone operator at Mooreton since 1915, died Sunday at Tintah, 
MN., where she was spending her vacation with her cousin, Mrs. Mike Schmidt. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kuehl , Tony Lenzen and Mrs. Wm. Shafer and daughter. Rose, were called 
to Tintah that day. Miss Lenzen being a cousin of Mr. Lenzen and Mrs. Schafer. 

********** September 21, 1933 

W. LILLEY, FORMER RESIDENT, DEAD 
Death Follows Year's Illness After Stroke in Yakima, Wash. 

W. W. Lilley, Hankinson resident of a quarter century ago, died at his home in Yakima, 
WA., on Sept. 14th. Mr. Lilley was a pioneer of the Hankinson Nursery Co., and later estcib- 
lished another ntirsery which bore the name of the Lilley Nursery of Hankinson. The Yakima 
News, in reporting his demise says: 

"W. W. Lilley died at his home in the Broadway district early last night after a year's 
illness. Following a severe stroke a year ago, he recovered sufficiently to be up and arounc 
but 10 days ago he became seriously ill again and did not rally. He was born in Lake City, 
MN. , in 1868 amd came to Yakima from Hankinson, ND., 23 years ago. He was a member of the 
Police Department for seven years, three years of which he served as assistant chief and the 
remainder of the time was associated with theatres in Yakima , mostly with the Mercy Company . 
Until his illness, he was in charge of house maintenance for the Mercy Theatres here. 

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 40 years being a past grand master of the lodge 

in Hankinson and a member of Yakima Lodge No. 24, A. F. S A. M. for 22 years. The family 

includes the widow, Mrs. Leona Lilley; two sons, Charles S. and Walter w. Lilley, of Yakima; 

and a niece in Chicago. 

********** September 21, 1933 

LITTLE SIOUX, INDIAN, DEAD 

"^ Little Sioux, Arikara Indian scout who served with General Custer and in like capacity 

for other whites, is dead. After his death a hurried fumeral was held in accordance with 

his wishes , because he said he did not want a large crowd at his grave . 

For several years Little Sioux carried mail on the route from Fort Buford to Fort 

Yates. Only two of his companions. Red Bear and FCunning Wolf are still alive. They, too, 

served as scouts. ********** September 21, 1933 

SONORA .... Andrew Christensen, well known in Sonora vicinity, met a horrible death 
about noon Sunday, Sept. 10th. He was working in a small tapping plant in Pilot Butte Oil 
Fields, 25 miles north of Roverton, WY., in which he was jointly interested with Casper 
parties extracting gasoline from Pilot crude. It was while in the act of draining water 
from the still through a hose that an explosion occurred which enveloped his body completely 
with burning, hot oil and gasoline, making him a flamming torch and in which condition he 
jumped from a small ladder. His cries attracted the attention of John Saxon, an employee 
working nearby. He rushed to the assistance of Christensen, and began tearing the oil sat- 
urated and burning clothing from the victim's body, and made other efforts to extinguish 
the flames. 

Mr. Christensen 's body was terribly burned and he suffered intensely. Dr. Tonkin, of 
Riverton, was summoned, giving first aid to the man, but found his condition deplorable. He 

was immediately given drugs to relieve the suffering, and rushed to the Lander Hospital in 

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a truck. An hour after arriving at the hospital he passed away. Death was due to shock 
and inhalation of flames and oil smoke . 

The deceased was bom in Denmark, a son of Anton and Sorine Christensen. At the time 
of his tragic death he had eirrived at the age of 41 years, 10 months and 4 days. He was un- 
married. ********** September 21, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Word was received here of the death of John R. Nelson, of Oakes, Thurs- 
day morning, following a brief illness. Mr. Nelson was a former Lidgerwood resident, having 
been employed by a road grading outfit in this city for several years. The funeral was held 
at Oakes, with interment at the Oakview Cemetery, the Rev. J. 0. Ronsberg officiating. He i£ 
survived by five brothers and two sisters. 

********** September 21, 1933 

MRS. PETER HANSON DIED AT LIDGERWOOD 

Mrs. Peter Hanson passed away at her home in Lidgerwood Thursday, following a linger- 
ing illness. She was born in Norway 69 years ago, and came to America at the age of 19. 

For the past four years, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson have made their home in the city, coming 
here from their farm home. Two daughters and one son survive, besides the husband. The 
funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, after which the body was taken to 
the Bergen Church. Services were held in the Church and interment was made in the Bergen 
Cemetery. ********** September 21, 1933 

Raymond Layton, 28 years old, resident of DeLamere, died Thursday, at the Breckenridge 
Hospital, following an appendicitis operation. He is known in this city, his brother, Amie, 
having at one time been employed as operator on The NEWS. 

********** September 21, 1933 

FUNERAL HELD FOR HUBERT HONL 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Ftineral services were held Monday for Mr. Hubert Honl, Sr., who died 
Thursday evening of heart failure. He was at the time of his death, 71 years, 9 months and 
9 days old. He was bom on March 12th, 1862, in Rutzdorf, Bohemia. He came to this country 
at the age of 17 . Mr. Honl moved to this city when he was married in 1884. He is survived 
by the following: Mrs. Andrew Ercink, Hubert, Jr., Roy Doe and Thresea and 8 grandchildren. 
Rev. Father Jande of Wahpeton officiated with interment at the Catholic Cemetery. 

********** September 28, 1933 

ROSHOLT MAN IS SUICIDE 
Arvid Edstrom, well known farmer of the Rosholt vicinity, who resides five miles south 
and three miles west of that place, shot himself through the heart Tuesday morning about 7 
o'clock. It is believed that financial troubles were the cause of his suicide. He had livet 
in that vicinity since 1907. ********** September 28, 1933 

AVIS CARLSON DIED ON SUNDAY 
Young Lady, Well Known Here, Passed Away After. Short Illness 
Avis Carlson, of Breckenridge, MN., passed away Sunday morning at the St. Francis 

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Hospital after a three weeks' illness of influenza. Miss Carlson is the eldest daughter 
of Mrs. Jvilia Carlson, and was a teacher in the Breckenridge schools. At the time of her 
death she was 24 years old. Avis is well known here and often visited her aunt, Mrs. Nan 
Ehret, who formerly resided in Hankinson. She leaves to mourn her loss, her mother, Mrs. 
Julia Carlson, and two sisters, Dorothy and Marlys, her aunt and grandmother. 

Avis was bom in 1907 at Appleton, WI . , and graduated from the Glenwood schools in 
1927, attending teachers colleges at Platville and Moorhead. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Smith Wednesday, burial being made beside her 
father at Wyndmere. ********** October 5, 1933 

FORMER DUERR RESIDENT DIED IN MINNESOTA 

Mrs. Louise Kutter, of Gray Eagle, MN., died Saturday afternoon at her home, after a 
short illness. 

Mrs. Kutter was a former resident of Duerr Township, having made her home on the farm 
where Louis Kutter, Jr., now lives. Her husband preceeded her in death three years ago. 

To mourn her loss, besides the stepsons and daughters, who reside here, are three sons 
and a daughter; Herman, Ralph, Adolph and Ruth, of Gray Eagle, and a daughter, Clara, at 
Minneapolis. Her sudden death was a shock to old friends of this community who extend to 
the family their sympathy. ********** October 5, 1933 

Mr. Joseph Peterschick of this city received a message Monday that his father died at 
the heme of his daughter in Wisconsin . Deceased was 69 years old . The funeral was held 
Wednesday morning. *** ******* October 5, 1933 

— FORMER RADIO PASTOR DEAD 

Rev. D. E. Cleveland, former WNAX radio pastor, at Yankton, SD., died last week in 
Omaha. Stricken blind in the pulpit of a Sacred Heart, MN., church while conducting relig- 
ious services, he had nearly regained his sight when a nervous breakdown resulted in blind- 
ness, and complications resulted in his death. 

********** October 5, 1933 

HERMAN KRAUSE DIES 
Formerly Farmed Near Great Bend and Hankinson - Funeral Today 

Herman Henry Krause , one of the county's early pioneers, passed away Sunday, October 
8th, at his home in Hankinson. 

He was born on April 7th, 1860, in Pommerance Platte, Germany. In 1882 he immigrated 
to America, settling at Maple Lake, Mn. From there he moved to Great Bend, where he lived 
on a farm and later farmed near Hankinson. 

In June of 1910, he was married to Mrs. Ida Bartels, and in 1932 he left his farm 
home, and moved to town. A year ago he suffered a slight stroke from which he did not fully 
recover. Friday, Sept. 20th, he suffered another stroke, and after a week's illness, he 

passed away. 

He is survived by his wife, four children, Mrs. Ernest (Hilda) Hiibrig, Adelia, Gert- 
rude and Alma, a son, Arthur, of Antigo, WI . , and two step children, Eleanor, Mrs. Alfred 
Miller and Arnold Bartels, of Battle Lake, MN; also one brother and eight grandchildren. 

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Funeral services were held today (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Evangel- 
ical Church, Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the last rites. Burial was made in the Evangelical 
Cemetery. ********** October 12, 1933 

MRS. C. WOIWODE DIED TUESDAY 
Funeral Services for Respected Mantador Lady Will Be Held Friday 

The Mantador ccnmunity was deeply saddened Tuesday afternoon, when it was learned 
that Mrs. Chas. Woiwode had died at her home after a short illness. The funeral services 
will be held Friday from St. Peters and St. Pauls Church, at Mantador, of which she was a 
member. ********** October 12, 1933 

KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT 

Mrs. V. L. Streeter, 50, of Fergus Falls, died after being injured in an accident 
near Fairmount. The car was being driven by Mr. Streeter, who was inspecting farms in Rich- 
Icind County for an insurance company. 

********** . October 12, 1933 

FUNERAL IS HELD FOR AUTO VICTIM 
Accident in St. Paul Takes Life of Fine Young Man 
PAUL KLAUSLER 

Paul Klausler, second eldest son of the Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Klausler, was buried 
Wednesday afternoon in the Lutheran Cemetery. He died Sunday evening of injuries sustained 
when hit by a fast moving automobile. While crossing Marshall Avenue at Syndicate in St. 
Paul with a friend late Saturday evening, he was temporarily confused by a rush of traffic 
and stepped into the path of the oncoming car, driven by Robert Baker, St. Paul. He suff- 
ered concussion of the brain, fractures in both legs and severe internal injuries. He was 
mashed to the Midway Hospital, but specialists, summoned to the bedside, were unable to help 
He did not regain consciousness . 

Paul H. Klausler was bom May 15th, 1914, in Hankinson and confirmed by his father on 
the Palm Sunday of 1928 . He was a sophmore student at Concordia College and would have 
graduated from the preparatory school next June . He had matriculated as a freshman in the 
academy department in September of 1928 . As a student at Concordia College , Paul was known 
as a lad with an exceptionally brilliant and inquiring mind . He played a prominent part in 
campus journalists and musical activities. He also took a lively interest in political act- 
ivity, and, despite his comparative youth, was a leader in Twin City jurior political clubs. 
In addition he was a varsity tennis player. 

After a brief service in the college chapel Monday, at which the Rev. Paul Iiindemann, 
Paul's college pastor, and the Rev. Prof. Martin Graebner officated, the body was taken to 
Hankinson. At the Wednesday afternoon rites the Reverends Cloether, Schumacher, Cordts and 
Rengstorf officiated: the Rev. Prof. F. Wahlers, as representative of the College body, spoki 
words of condulance . The Lutheran Choir sang several hymns and the organist played some of 
the deceased's favorite melodies as processional and recessional. 

Besides a countless number of friends at school, the the Twin Cities and in his home 
town, Paul Klausler leaves to mourn his sudden and tragic passing his father and mother, 

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a sister, Margaret, two brothers, Alfred, of Glendive, MT., and Mark. An iiranense throng 

of people, including a host of clergymen from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, 
rendered a last solemn tribute to the memory of the young student. 

The pallbearers were either classmates or college friends of Paul. Their names are 

as follows: Martin Braebner, Jr., Frederick Buck, Fred Hauschildt, Walter and Victor Rengs- 
torf and Bernard Pankow. 



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October 12, 1933 



In the report of the death of Mrs. Louis Kutter last week the item was in error. She 
passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27th, at Little Falls, MN., at a hospital there. Burial was 
made Saturday afternoon at Gray Eagle, MN. The step children attending were: Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis Kutter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kutter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ohm, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kutter, 
of New Effington; Paul Kutter, of Claire City, Bill of New Effington; George, John, Frank 
and Clarence Kutter and Mrs. Edith Christy, all of Hankinson. 

********** October 12, 1933 

Mr. and Mrs. Clcirence Loessin and members of the Ohm family left Sunday morning for 
Sioux Falls, SD., via car, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Loessin 's grandmother at that place. 

********** October 12, 1933 

FORMER HANKINSON LADY DIED SUNDAY 
Word has been received here by friends of the death of Mrs. A. J. Labby, Soo Line 
agent's wife, at Fredonia, ND. Mr. Labby was formerly an operator at Hankinson. She died 
Sunday after a three weeks illness of typhoid pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her loss, her 
husband and three children, the youngest being only 4 months old. Burial was made at Big- 
ley, ND., Monday morning from the Catholic Church. 

********** October 12, 1933 

AUGUST WEBER IS CALLED IN DEATH 
Passed Away Friday After Year's Illness - Fxoneral at Hankinson Monday 

August Carl William Weber, early North Dakota resident, died Friday evening after a 
lingering illness of a year's duration. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, from 
the Lutheran Church, the Rev. J. P. Klausler, deceased's pastor, officiating at the rites, 
delivered the German address. Pastor Cordts spoke in the English language to the assembled 
mourners . Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson . 

Mr. Weber was born on Oct. 9th, 1876, at Iron Ridge, KI . , and at an early age immigrat- 
ed to North Dakota with his parents. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the late 
Pastor Hinck of Great Bend in M.arch of 1891. He was joined in Holy Wedlock to Miss Emilie 
Miller on Oct. 25th, 1914, by Rev. Rud. Hilgendorf. He moved to Hankinson after the war, 
but in 1923 returned to his farm again in Belford. Here he resided until his death. He 
was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church of Hankinson. 

Mr. Weber leaves to mourn his death, a brother, Herman, and two sisters, Mrs. Emilie 
Ernst and Mrs. Alvina Erb, all of Hankinson, besides his widow and one son, Clifford and 



one daughter, Dorothea. ********** 



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October 19, 1933 



FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. LENZEN 
Resident of Hankinson for Twenty-Nine Years Died Friday 
Mrs. Wilhelmina Lenzen, pioneer resident of the city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
B. W. Schafer, Friday evening, after a year's illness. Funeral services were conducted from 
St, Philip's Church on Monday morning. Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services. 

Mrs. Lenzen was bom in Mayville, WI., Aug. 30th, 1864, and was 69 years old at the 
time of her death. When fourteen years old she came to Hankinson, with her parents, and 
for 29 years made this city her home. 

In September of 1883, she was united JLn marriage to Peter Lenzen, and to this union 
ten children were born. Surviving to mourn their loss are: two daughters, Mrs. B. W. Sch- 
afer, of this city, Mrs. Dave Schroeder, of Brainard, MN., and four sons, Joseph and Leo 
Lenzen of St. Cloud, MN., Ben Lenzen, of Fargo, and Tony Lenzen, of Hankinson; three sisters 
Mrs. Chas. Hein, Sr., Mrs. Hilda King and Mrs. Rheinhart Bellin; one brother, Emil Schroeder 
all of this city. Her huband preceeded her in death 14 years ago. 

********** October 19, 1933 

ADOLPH EDGREN FUNERAL IS HELD 
Adolph Edgren, 51 years old, died Friday, Oct. 13th, at his farm home northwest of 
New Effington from heart failure. Mr. Edgren had retired early, and his wife heard an us- 
ual noise in his room. She investigated and fovmd him breathing his last breath after a 
heart attack. 

Funeral services were held Monday from the Swedish Church east of New Effington. His 
wife and one brother in Sweden survive . 

********** October 19, 1933 

GEORGE HAYCRAFT, FORMER DUERR RESIDENT, DEAD 
Mrs, E. H. Brown received the sad news of the death of her brother, George Haycraft, 
who passed away on Oct. 8th, at Tacoma, WA. He suffered a stroke in February after the 
death of his wife. The second stroke came a few hours before his demise. Mr. Haycraft was 
among the early settlers in this part of the country, taking up a homestead in what is now 
Duerr Township. The past twelve years he has lived in Tacoma, Washington. 

********** October 19, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD Mrs. Fred Houdek, aunt of Mrs. Frank Kotchian spent several weeks here 

visiting relatives. She left for her home at Fort Atkinson, lA. , a week ago Friday and dir- 
ectly after her arrival home her husband developed blood poisoning. He passed away the last 
of this week and was buried Monday. 

********** October 19, 1933 

FORMER MILLER DIES 
Word was received in this city of the death of Mr. Scott of Chaska, MN. Mr. Chaska, 
MN. Mr. Scott was at one time miller in the mill. 

********** October 19, 1933 

FRANK FRANTA, LIDGERWOOD HARDWARE MAN, DIED FRIDAY 

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The death of Mr. Frank Franta Friday afternoon shocked Lidgerwood . Mr. Franta died 
at the doctor's office at Milnor where he had been undergoing treatments for some time. 
He was almost 60 years old and was bom in Chicago, IL. He was in the Hardware business 
in Lidgerwood for nearly 35 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. 
Cur lee (Regina) of Corpus Christi, TX.; Mrs. Kenneth Hoverson (Eva) of Lidgerwood and Helen, 
who is teaching at Dickinson. One brother, John, of Lidgerwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob 
Kotek, and Mrs. Matt Novotny, of Breckenridge , MN. Funeral services were held Monday at St. 
John's Church, with Rev. Father Kulchek officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic 
Cemetery. ********** October 19, 1933 

ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS SELF 

Olaf Brandhager, of near Breckenridge, MN., accidently shot and fatally wounded himself 
Monday. He had picked a shot gun off the ground, the muzzle pointing towards him. In some 
manner the trigger caught in some brush, discharging the gun and the full force of the shot 
striking him in the chest. He died a short time later at a Fergus Falls Hospital. The 
young man was a member of a family of twenty, all of whom survive him. 

********** October 26, 1933 

GENESEO WOMAN DIED MONDAY 

Mrs. Tracy Warzeka, age 46, died of a sudden attack of heart trouble Monday, Oct. 16th, 
at her home in Geneseo, ND. Mrs. Warzeka was busy at the family wash that morning and was 
returning to the wash room from hanging clothes on the line when she dropped dead in the 
yard. Mrs. Warzeka leaves seven children to mourn her passing, besides many friends and 
nei_£hbors. Also a brother, J. F. Bork of Webster, and a sister, Mrs. Peter Lardy, of Ros- 
lyn. Fxineral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, in the St. Martin's Church at 
Geneseo ND. ********** October 26, 1933 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OSCAR KAHN 
Former Resident of Hankinson Fails to Recover After Operation in Chicago 

Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel Ev. Church on Tuesday afternoon for Oscar 
Hugo Kahn, 59, former Hankinson resident, who died at his Chicago home Friday, Rev. J. H. 
Meier conducted the services . 

Following a long illness Mr. Kahn submitted to a surgical operation from which he 
failed to recover, and death followed closely. Deceased came to Hankinson from Germany in 
1896 and was married to Martha Radloff that same year. They settled in Hankinson to make 
their home. He worked with the John R. Jones Co., for many years, but in 1924 moved to 
Chicago, where he made his home until his death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and 7 sons, Frank, Hugo, Oscar, Harold, 
Alphonse, Arnold and Chester; two daughter, Anna, Mrs. W. Bates; Hertha, Mrs. D. Ball all 
of Chicago except Hugo at New Rockford, ND., and Alphonse, of Hankinson. One sister also 

survives, Mrs. Max Schuft, in Germany. 

********** November 2, 1933 

PROMINENT MAN DIED SUNDAY. 



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FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN ROTH AT ST. PHILIPS CHURCH TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Chiirch at 10 o'clock Tuesday for one of 
Hankinson's pioneer citizens, John Roth, Rev. Fr. Studnicka conducting the services, before 
a church filled with mourning friends and relatives who came to pay their last respects to 
one of their number who has lived a true and useful life in our community. 

John Roth passed away suddenly Sunday morning at 2; 15, after being confined to his bed 
for three days from complications of asthma of which he had suffered for years . 

Deceased was bom in Brokenthal, Galicia, Germany, Sept. 8th, 1862, cind was 71 years 
old at the time of his death. In the year 1885 he was united in marriage to Catherine Bomm- 
ersbach and immigrated to America in 1896, coming direct to Hankinson where for years he foil 
owed his trade as shoemaker. He was a faithful member of St. Philips Church and of the M. C. 
0. F., Hankinson Court. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are three sons, Adam, of Bel field; Edward and Jake of 
this city; and two daughters, Mrs. Lena Balderson, of Lisbon and Ann B. Roth, of Belfield; 
also one brother, Adam, of this city. Four children and his wife preceeded him in death. 

********** November 2, 1933 

YOUNG MAN PASSED AWAY AT FORMAN 

Clifford Bommersbach , 17 years old son of Mr . and Mrs . Framk Bommersbach , of Forman , 
ND., passed away Sunday evening at the Britton, SD., hospital, death being caused by a hem- 
orrhage of the brain. Many relatives from here attended the funeral, which was held at 
10 AM today at Forman. ********** November 2, 1933 

_ MONOXIDE GAS TAKES TOLL OF TWO KINDRED LIVES 

The annual death list from monoxide gas generated by automobiles during winter months 
started off with victims of a double tragedy at Kindred. Miss Anna Lee, 22, was found seatec 
in an automobile in a garage at the Thomas Bhnson home in Kindred and beside a wheel lay 
Henry Bhnson, age 23. The doors of the garage were closed, the car had stopped running but 
the lights were still burning . Bhnson had been fixing a tire . E^vidently the doors of the 
garage had blown shut and the deadly gas took effect before either of them realized it. 

********** November 2, 1933 

WALKS IN FRONT OF TRAIN 

An unidentified man, disregarding shouts of warning, walked in front of a freight 
train near Fargo and was ground to death under the wheels. The head and legs were severed. 
The only clue to identification were the initials T. E. W. , tattooed on the right forearm. 
Burial was made in a potter's field. 

********** November 2, 1933 

HERMAN BRANDT FUNERAL SUNDAY 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday for Herman Brandt, prominent farmer of the 
Great Bend vicinity, who died at the Wahpeton Hospital after an illness of three weeks, on 
Friday. Mr. Berndt had lived practically all his life in the Great Bend community and was 
widely known over Richland County. 

He was born in Germany on April 29th, 1867, and came to Ohio when two years old with 

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his pajrents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Bemdt . His parents later homesteaded near Great Bend 
more than 50 years ago and he has since made his home in that vicinity. 

He is survived by his wife and sons, Aaron, Rueben, Elroy, Elmer and John, all of 
Great Bend, and daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hoefs, of Hankinson, Mrs. Richard Van Hinkle , West- 
field, SD., and Martha, of Great Bend. 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical 
Church at Great Bend with Reverend Strutz officiating. Interment was made at Great Bend. 

********** November 2, 1933 

Mr. W. J. Chapin and son, John, the former's mother, Mrs. E. Smart, and daughter-in- 
law, Mrs. D. L. Chapin and son motored to Alexandra, MN., Tuesday, where they attended the 
funeral of Mrs. E. F. Wirth, of Minneapolis, who passed away at her home Saturday night. 

********** November 2, 1933 

A. R. THOMASON FUNERAL TODAY 
Tragic Death Monday Morning Casts Pall Over City 

Funeral services for A. R. Thomason were held from the Congregational Church this 
afternoon, and were largely attended by those who came to pay their last respects to their 
neighbor and friend. Rev. W. A. Smith conducted the services. Burial was made in Highland 
Cemetery. 

Dr. A. R. Thomason, for 25 years a resident of this city, died at his home early Mon- 
day morning, a bullet wound in his temple and a lifeless hand holding an emptied revolver 
testifying mutely to the tragedy that shocked and saddened our people . 

— Dr. Thomason had been ill for several weeks, and although able to be about was unable 
to care for his professional trade. Sunday he had found it necessary to call for medical 
treatment, and then retired. Evidence pointed indisputably to the rash act and Coroner Les- 
ter, who was called, required no inquest. 

The body was discovered by a son, Elwood, after a younger brother, Charles, had arisen 
and notified him that all was not well. Upon investigation, Elwood called a physician, but 
life had long departed. 

Dr. Thomason was bom in Illinois on April 10, 1886, and was 47 years old at the time 
of his death. He graduated from Northwestern Univ., Chicago, with both dentcJ. and athletic 
honors. Following his graduation he came to Hankinson, where he engaged in his profession 
and prospered. 

In 1908 he was married to Miss Susan Fox, and to this union three children were bom. 
During the many years in which he resided here he made a large acquaintance, and was active 
in many organizations which were of great benefit to our city. With his customers he was 
kindly, liberal, and efficient. When the Books of Life are balanced, as they always are, 
it will be found that our departed citizen has a magnificnet balance on the credit side of 
life's ledger. 

Those who survive are: his wife, and three sons, Elwood, Robert and Charles, and two 
brothers, Fred and J. R. of Chicago. 



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J. R. Thomason, a brother of Chicago, arrived Tuesday, accompanied by Mrs. A. R. 
Thomason and son, Rober-t, who were residing in that city. 

********** November 9, 1933 

FOR^[ER RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY 

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Alexandria, MN., for Mrs. Clara Belle 
Ballentine Wirth, who died Saturday at her home, 2724 Blaisdell Ave. Surviving are her 
husband, E. F. Wirth; two daughters, Alice and Edna^ two sons, James and Walter; three 
sisters. Mrs. Wirth resided in Hankinson for many years being at one time a nurse in the 
Spottswood Hospital here. Her husband was employed in the Hankinson amd Aim General Store. 
In 1915 the family left for Minneapolis where he was an insurance salesman. 

********** November 9, 1933 

YANA IS GUILTY; GETS FOUR YEARS 
Convicted on Charge of Poisoning Father by Jury in Circuit Court 

William Yana was convicted of second degree manslaughter, for which a four year pri- 
son term was recommended by a jury at Wahpeton late Monday night. The jury was instructed 
to find him either innocent or guilty of second degree murder, as the state charged, first 
degree manslaughter or second degree manslaughter. 

The state contended Yana mixed a concoction of strychnine, water and alcohol, intend- 
ed for his brother, and instead drunk by the father, Frank Yana. The elder Yana died seven 
hours after allegedly drinking from the bottle. 

Yana, during the trial, had repudiated his earlier confession, the defense claiming 
he was too drunk at the time to be responsible. The defense also claimed that Yana had no 
reason to benefit by the death of his father, and insisted that if the man were poisoned, 
William was not guilty. 

Jurors selected for the Yana trial were: Nick Knmimer, Colfax Township; Arthur E. 
Tuel, Abercrombie Township; H. A. Buendiger, Fairmount; Thorlief Svendall, Freeman; R. A. 
Dotzenrod, Homestead; R. E. Brackin, Waldo; Halvor Ulsaker, Summit; Henry Spicer, La Mars; 
Oscar Rockstad, Viking; Wm. Radlof f , Grant, Efram Carey, Dexter. 

********** November 16, 1933 

HOLD FUNERAL FOR FRANK WOLFE 
Passed Away Sunday at Sisseton After A Two Months ' Illness 

Frank Wolfe, of Claire City, died Sunday at the Sisseton Hospital after a two months' 
illness. He was bom in Austria in 1886. At the time of his demise he had reached the 
age of 47 years. After immigrating to America he married Eva. Fischer in the fall of 1913 
at Tintah, MN. To this union were bom eleven children, two preceeding him in death. 

Mr. Wolfe resided in Hankinson for several years where he followed the barber trade. 
Twelve years ago he, with his family moved to Claire City, SD., where he had conducted a 
shop of his own . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife; nine children; two sisters, Mrs. Eva 
Bergman, of Ellendale, and Mrs. Carl Kuntz, of Minneapolis; two brothers, John Wolfe, of 
of Waldo Township and Martin Wolfe , of St . Paul . 

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Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic Church 

November 16, 1933 



at Claire City. ********** 



ATTENDS BROTHER'S FUNERAL 

Word was received by Mrs. Paul Witte Sunday that her brother, Theodore Geisler, of 

Wabasha, MN., passed away Saturday, and she left that same evening to be present at the 

fvmeral, which was held Tuesday. 

********** November 16, 1933 

INFANT PERISHES IN FLAMES 
Donald, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Boss, of Guelph, ND., perished in the 
flames which destoryed the farm home. So fast did the flames spread that it was with great 
difficulty other members of the family escaped. 

********** November 16, 1933 

The funeral of Wm. Krause, of Lidgerwood, was held at the Lutheran Church, north- 
west of Hammer, on Sunday. He leaves to mourn their loss; his wife, seven sons and two 
daughters. ********** November 16, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIES 
wm. Krause, 74, died Thursday at 12:15 PM., at his home in Lidgerwood. Mr. Krause 
fell down stairs on Sept. 17th, and since that time has been suffering intensely. On Sun- 
day he became worse, and since that time has been failing rapidly. Surviving are a wife 
and several children. ********** November 16, 1933 

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES 
"^ Funeral services will be held at Rosholt, SD., Friday for Fred Sheldon, 91, Civil 
War Veteran, under the auspices of Leo Post No. 48. He has been a resident of Rosholt 
commvmity since 1893. ********** November 16, 1933 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN HUFFMAN 
The funeral of John T^ron Huffman, for over 20 years a farmer northwest of Fairmount, 
was held at Fairmount Saturday from the Methodist Church. Huffman, who had been in poor 
health, was bom 75 years ago near Pittsburgh, PA. He is survived by his wife, son, Les- 
lie, and several grandchildren. ********** November 23, 1933 

EBEL INFANT DIED AT WAHPETON WEDNESDAY 
The two months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebel, of Lidgerwood, passed away at 
the Wahpeton Hospital on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at Lidgerwood Saturday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the service. 

********** November 23, 1933 

ATTENDS FUNERAL AT FERGUS FALLS 
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Meier attended the funeral of Rev. E. Herman held at Fergus 
Falls, V/ednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Herman passed away at St. Lukes Hospital 
at Duluth on Stinday. He is well known by many people of this city. Burial was made at 
Fergus Falls beside his wife. ********** November 23, 1933 



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TRAIN VICTIM IDENTIFIED 
The man who was struck and killed by a Soo Line passenger train at Glenwood Wednes- 
day was identified as Elmer Fritz, age 23, of Enderlin, after lying in the morgue at Glen 
wood for two days. Fritz failed to hear the warning whistle of the engine and was struck 
and thrown clecir of the track before the train could be brought to a stop. 

** * ******* November 23, 1933 

DOCTOR GERTSON DIED IN TUCSON 
Former Ij.dgerwood Man Had Formerly Lived at Grand Forks 
Dr. Dewey Gertson, of Grand Forks, ND., son of F. W. Gertson, of Lidgerwood, a well 
known physician and surgeon, passed away at Tuscon, AZ., Monday evening. He was bom at 
Kimball, SD., and moved to Lidgerwood with his parents at the age of three. He attended 
school at Lidgerwood and graduated at Fargo later. He attended the Univ. of North Dakota, 
an insurance school at Pittsburgh, PA., then the Univ. of North Dakota, where he took work 
preparatory to entering the Northwestern Medical College. He graduated from the latter 
school in 1926, and was married in June of that year to Mrs. Clara Murphy of Grand Forks. 

He finished his interne work at the Navy Hospital, and practiced medicine for 6 years 
in Grand Forks leaving there because his health began to fail. He has been living at Tuc- 
son for the last two years. He is survived by his widow and two step-children, his father 
and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stuart of Florence, SD. 

Funeral services will be held from the Masonic Hall at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Mr. 
Lester of Wahpeton in charge, and the Methodist Church at 2:30, with Rev. Sharkey in charge 
Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery beside his mother who preceeded him in death 
by 12 years. Pall bearers will be old school friends. 

********** November 23, 1933 

FAIRMOUNT PIONEER LADY BURIED MONDAY 
Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Gajer who passed away at her home 3 miles south of 
Fairmount Saturday were held on Monday with interment in the Bohemian Cemetery, south of 
Wahpeton. Mrs. Gajer, a pioneer of Fairmoiont community, was born in Bohemia on July 21st, 
1867, and came to the United States forty years ago. For thirty-seven years she lived 
near Fairmount.' She is survived by her husbeind, two sons, Alvin, who lives on the home 
farm and Irwin at Vancouver, British Columbia. Two sisters live at Wahpeton. 

********** November 30, 1933 

FALL PROVES FATAL 
John Nogowski, prominent farmer of Geneseo, fell 30 feet from the tower of his wind- 
mill last week Monday and died soon after. The Sunday wind had broken a piece of the mill 
and he climbed up to do the repair work. Just as he reached the platform a sudden gust of 
wind turned the wheel, striking the man and knocking him to the ground without a chance of 



catching anything for support. ********** 



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LIDGERWOOD An 11 pound baby boy was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Blazek Saturday, 

and died the same evening. The baby was buried Sunday afternoon. 

LIDGERWOOD. Mr. John Jahoda, of Monticello, MN., a brother of Frank Jahoda, of 

this city, passed away at Buffalo, MN., Friday. Mr. Jahoda left that day for Buffalo. No 
further particulars are known at this time. 

********** December 7, 1933 

PIONEER MOTHER DIED FRIDAY 
Funeral Held for Mrs. August Hoefs Monday, at Lutheran Church 

Mrs. August Hoefs, pioneer mother of Richland County, passed away at her home here 
Friday morning at 6:45 AM., at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 2 weeks. Death followed 
eight weeks illness during which she faced her trials with a brave and true heart. 

Mrs, Km i lie Hoefs, nee Tews, was born on Sept. 23rd, 1860, in Comin, Pommerania, 
Germany. With her parents she came to America in 1871, being eleven years old at the time, 
and after attending the Lutheran parochial school , was confirmed in 1874 . With her pcirents 
she then moved to Richland County, Dakota Territory, in 1875. Two years latter she was 
united in marriage to August Hoefs, Nov. 23rd, 1877, by Pastor Frederick Krueger, second 
Lutheran minister to preach in North Dakota, who was then a resident of Elizabeth, MN. 

Mrs. Hoefs, with her husband, proceeded to establish themselves in this county. 
Through heroic and diligent work this fine pioneer mother, gave a full share of endeavor, 
which with the help of others of her noble kind, conquered the prairies, and brought civil- 
ization to a wilderness, and for herself and her own established a home, the foxindation of 
society, secure in spiritual and material life. As a sincere upright Christian, a life 
long member of the Lutheran Church, and as a neighbor willing to help and suffer for the 
good of humanity she will ever be kept in greatf ul rememberence . 

After thirty five years on their farm north of town, Mrs. Hoefs moved to Hankinson, 
(1909) to make her home. Here she made friends who deeply mourn her passing. In November 
of 1927, she celeberated, with her husband, their golden wedding anniversay and during that 
day learned of the great esteem in which she was held in the community. 

Fvmeral services were held Monday, Pastor Klausler delivering both German and English 
addresses to the throng of saddened relatives and neighbors who had gathered to pay their 
last respects to one they had loved so well. Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery, 
north of town. Pall bearers were grandsons and flower bearers were great grand daughters. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband and six children; Mrs. Emma Muehler, 
Mrs. Alvina Medenwaldt, Albert, Robert, of Milwaukee, WI . , Rudolph, Mrs. Ottillie Roth, 
Hankinson and 29 grand children, 32 great grand children. 

Gone, with cares no more oppressed. Two more hands are gently folded 
On a faithful mother's breast; 

Two more feet have ceased to wander. Through life's stormy wilderness. 
One more head has ceased its aching. One more heart has ceased to beat. 
One more soul has left its casket. . .Gone to heaven's soft retreat. 



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One dear face no more appearing. When the breakfast tale's spread: 
One more voice no more will answer. When the kind goodnight is said. 
As we listen, fondly listen. For a sound we cannot hear. 
For the music of her foot steps. Never more shall greet our ear. 
All her earthly labors over. Gone, with cares no more oppressed. 
Where the wicked cease from troubling. And the weary are at rest. 
Here on earth no more we'll meet. After the funeral bells have rtmg. 
Worn by toil and sunk by years. Soon we'll quit this vale of tears. 
But, where saints and angels reign. We all hope to meet her again. 

********** December 14, 1933 

FORMER LOCAL PHYSICIAN DIED 
J. T. Shellamd Died at His Home in Ada, Minnesota 
Dr. J. T. Shelland, prominent physician of Ada, Mn., and a former practioneer of 
Hankinson and Forman, died at a Minneapolis Hospital last week Wednesday. Heart trouble 
was the cause of death. 

Dr. Shelland was born in Morris, NY., June 1872. He moved with his parents to South 
Dakota, and later attended Rush Medical College. Following his graduation he established 
a practice at Hankinson, leaving here for Ada, MN., in 1905. He was a leader in civic 
cind fraternal circles in his home city, and in that way established a great reputation 
throughout this peirt of the state . Two daughters , one son and his wife survive . 

********** December 14, 1933 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF RUSSEL LUECK AT LIDGERWOOD 
Relatives from here attended the funeral of Russel Lueck, 11 year old son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Christ Lueck of Lidgerwood, who died at his home Saturday night at 11:15 PM., of 
pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services 
were held on Tuesday from the Lutheran Church, at Lidgerwood, with Rev. Cloeter in charge. 

********** December 14, 1933 

RECEIVES WORD OF DEATH OF MOTHER AT OMAHA 
Mrs. Madge Brown received the sad news Monday evening that her mother, Mrs. James 
Dougherty, of Omaha, NB., had passed away that evening at 10:30 after a short illness. 
Mrs. Brown had returned a month ago after being called there because of her illness. The 
ftineral was held (today) Thurday. Mrs. Dougherty was well known here where she visited a 
number of times. ********** December 14, 1933 

MRS. ELLEN YOUNG DIED TUESDAY 
Death Resulted in Injuries Sustained in California 
Mrs. Ellen Young, respected Hankinson lady, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 12th, 
1933, at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Novak, south of town. Funeral services are 
being held at the Congregational Church in Hankinson today. 

While in California, Mrs. Young suffered a fall which resulted in arthritis from 
which she suffered terribly for the past two years. Her many friends who visited her in 

the hospital, and the children who came to entertain her lightened her suffering to a 

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degree, and added much pleasure to the last days of her life. 

She was a member of the Hankinson Lodge of the Eastern Star of which lodge she had 
been a member for many years. In her girlhood she joined the Presbyterian Church in Nee- 
nah, and later she transferred her membership to the Congregational Church of Carrington. 

Mrs. Young was bom on May 12th, 1869, in Neenah, V7I . At the age of 18 she came to 
Hankinson and kept house for her brother, John R. Jones, for three years. She then retumei 
to Neenah and shortly after became a nurse in the Wisconsin State Hospital at Winnebago, 
near Oshkosh. On May 1st, 1901, she was married to Archibald Yoxong, in Neenah, and resided 
there for several years. In 1910 she returned to Hankinson. In 1925 she went to Calif orni, 
where she did practical nujrsing until 1931 when she returned to the vicinity of Hankinson 
and made her home with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. James Novak, except for the 
time which she spent in the Hankinson Hospital. 

********** December 14, 1933 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Luverne Strege, son of Otto H. Strege , died at Fargo on Sunday. He 
was 6 years and 9 months old. Fvmeral services were held Monday, with the Rev. Cloeter 



officiating. ********** 



December 14, 1933 



Mrs. Paul Witte received the sad news Monday that her brother, Wm. Geisler, passed 
away Sunday evening at his home at Thielman, MN., after a short illness. This is the. 
second death in the Geisler family within a few weeks time. 

********** December 14, 1933 

-^ Mrs. Susan Beck, of Fargo, received word Sunday morning of the death of her sister- 
in-law, Mrs. P. W. Beck, who died following an operation at a hospital in Cranberry Paige, 
Manatoba, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Beck visited friends and relatives in Hankinson just 
last May. ********** December 14, 1933 

GEORGE WELK, OF HAMMER, DIED LAST WEDNESDAY 

George Welk, a prominent member of the little German Church, three miles north of 
Hammer, SD., died Wednesday, Dec. 6th, and was buried in the Browns Valley Cemetery Monday, 
Dec. 11th, Rev.- Meier officiating at the service. Mr. Welk, one of the old settlers in 
South Dakota, came to Hankinson where he was known to many people in and around this city. 

Deceased was born on August 9th, 1857, in Hildgardshausen , Wuertemberg, Germany. He 
grew to young manhood there and was married to Barbara Lohmann . They came to the United 
States in 1882, and settled in Cheyenne County, Nebraska, where his first wife died and 
left two sons, George and John. 

On Dec. 27th, 1891, he was married to Hiss Pauline Hermann. To this union eight 
children were born: Adolph, Lena, Herman, Bertha, Emma, William, Henry and Minnie. 

In Jvine of 1896, he moved from Nebraska to Freeborn County, MN., and resided there 
for five years. He moved to Roberts County, SD., in 1901, where he lived for 32 years. 

At the time of his passing he was 76 years, 3 months and 29 days old. Surviving 
are his wife and 10 children; also two brothers in Germany. 

********** December 14, 193 3 

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BUS DRIVER DEAD 

Joseph Dorson, 17, student of the Sterling Consolidated Schools, is dead as the 
result of an accident when an automobile he used as a school bus collided with a truck 
in a sleet storm. He died in a Bismarck Hospital where also are confined the four child- 
ren who were in the fatal accident as passengers on the bus . 

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19 3 4 
LIDGERWOOD MAN DIES IN WAHPETON HOSPITAL 

John Chmel, farmer, residing north of this city, passed away at the Wahpeton Hosp- 
ital Saturday, from Lobar Pneumonia, following an injury received while working on the 
streets graveling. He was born in Bohemia and at the time of his death was 37 years and 
6 months old. He came to this city at the age of 17 . Mr. CSimel is survived by his wife 
and one daughter. Two children preceeded him in death. Services were held on Tuesday 
morning from St. John's Church, Father Kulzchek officiating and interment was made in the 

Catholic Cemetery. ***^^^^^^^ 

^ ********** January 4, 1934 

GREAT BEND MAN DIED IN HOSPITAL 
Carl Laboda Funeral Held at Methodist Church Today 
FTineral services are being held today at the Great Bend Methodist Church for Carl 
Laboda, who died at his home Sunday, after an illness of two years' duration. 

Carl Laboda was born in Meinthal, West Prussia, and came to this country in 1891, 
and settled near Great Bend where he developed a fine home . 

He is survived by his wife, children, Martha, Ida, Ernest, Rueben and Henry, and 
brothers and sisters: Edward and Gus, Great Bend, Mrs. Henry Muehler, Dwight, Mrs. Fred 
Seefeldt, Victor, SD., and Mrs. Emil Winefeldt, of Hankinson. 

********** January 4, 1934 

PIONEER FARMER DIED SATURDAY 
— John Stibel of Lidgerwood Community Answers Call. 

John Stibel, 83 years old, and an old settler of Lidgerwood, passed away at the home 
of his son, Louis, west of Lidgerwood Saturday. Funeral services were held on Monday after- 
noon at the Bohemian Hall, Rev. Sharkey officiating. 

Deceased was born in Bohemia, Oct. 29th, 1881, and came to America at an early age. 
He was preceeded in death some twenty years ago by his wife and also by a daughter and one 
son . Four daughters and one son survive . 

********** January 11, 1934 

DR. F. H. POWERS FUNERAL AT MORA 
Dr. F. H. Powers, former Hankinson Veterinary, was drowned in the Mississippi River, 
Jan. 4th, while attempting to cross the ice. The accident happened at 4 o'clock in the 
afternoon, but the body was not recovered until Jan. 6th, on which day it was identified. 

Dr. Powers received his appointment to the Bureau of Animal Industry in So. St. Paul 
on Christmas, and next day reported for work \inder Inspector Hornlein. He worked for one 
week and found working conditions unfavorable, and had resigned. He was on his way to 
complete the day's work at the Cudahy plant when the accident occurred. 

Mr. Powers was taking a short cut to the plant across the ice, when he broke through. 
His calls for help attracted the attention of three Cudahy employees, who made an attempt 
to rescue the man. After considerable delay a rope was thrown to the man, but he had been 
in the water an hour awaiting help and was too exhausted to hold on until rescued. 

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The men reported the incident and a two day search followed, the body being loc- 
ated about twenty feet from where the ice gave way and precipitated him to his watery 
grave. Identification was easily accomplished through markings on his clothes. 

Relatives and friends were notified immediately. As his mother was seriously ill 
at the Breckenridge Hospital, his friends, Howard Cox and Miss ftgnes Peitz went to St. Paul 
to maJce funeral arrangements . 

News of the tragic death was received with sorrow in Heuikinson for Mr. Powers had a 
wide acquaintance throughout the community as well as in the city, and his friends deeply 
mourn his untimely death. 

Francis Howard Powers was born in Staples, MN., May 2nd, 1897, where he grew to man- 
hood and attended the schools. In July of 1917, he enlisted in the United States Army, 
joining the 1st N. D. N. G. Company at Lisbon. Later he was transferred to the medical 
department and sailed overseas . He was discharged on July 14 , 1919 , holding the rank of 
Sergeant. 

Mr. Powers had attended N. D. A. C, one year before entering the Army, and after his 
return one year. He completed his veterinary course at Ohio State College. In 1923, he 
came to Hankinson where he had since made his home. 

Fiineral services were held for Mr. Powers at Mora, MN., where the father is buried. 
Services were conducted in the Catholic Church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. Gumper 
conducting the services. The American Legion gathered and conducted military rites at the 
cemetery. 

Surviving to mourn her loss is his mother, Mary E. Powers, of this city; his father 

preceeded him in death on Jan. 14th, 1928. Those attending from Hankinson were Howard 
Cox, Maurice Aker, and Miss Agnes Peitz. 

********** January 11, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD Rev, Sharkey left Monday afternoon via the Empire Builder from Breck- 
enridge, MN., for Minneapolis to reach funeral services for his old friend, Mr. Carson, 

a former New Rockford resident. 

********** January 11, 1934 

MRS. JAS. JACKSON DIED 

Mrs. James Jackson, of this city, passed away at her home Thursday moring . Mrs. Jack 

son has been in poor health for the past few years. In July, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson 

celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary and also Mrs. Jackson's birthday on the same 

day. The couple were married about 60 miles from London and came to this country later. 

She is survived by her husband and twelve children and six grand children. The 

funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Sharky 

officiating. Interment took place at the Pleasant View Cemetery. 

********** January 11, 1934 

J. M. IVETZ CALLED TO MOTHER'S FUNERAL 
J. M. Ivetz returned Wednesday fran Cold Springs, MN., where he was called to attend 
the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Agnes Memken, who died last Friday following a three year 

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ailment at the age of 80 years. The funeral was held on Monday. Two sons, Martin Ivertz , 

of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Style survive. 

********** January 18, 1934 

PIONEER DIED 

James A. Rickert, resident of Roberts County since 1879, and former County Treasurer, 

died Saturday of last week. **^^^^^^^^ 

■' ********** January 18, 1934 

FRANK ZIEGELMAN FUNERAL TUESDAY 
Death on Saturday Follows Stroke - Buried at Great Bend 
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Hankinson Tuesday for Frank 
Ziegelman, who passed away Saturday at 11 o'clock AM. Rev. J. P. Klausler conducted the 
service. 

Mr. Ziegelman suffered a stroke last Wednesday, and when he failed to rally death 
ensued at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 18 days. Frank Ziegelman was bom on Nov. 2nd, 
1850 in Wangerita, Naugard Stettin, Pommeran, Germany. In 1872 he came with his parents 
to the United States settling first at Mayville , WI . In 1880 he was married, and after a 
few more years residence in Wisconsin moved to Richland County, taking up his home on a 
farm near Great Bend. Thirteen years ago his wife died and since then he has made his 
home with his sister, Mrs. J. Worner, of Wheaton, MN., and with Mrs. Wm. Muehler, a niece. 
Surviving to mourn their loss are one brother, William, of this city; a sister, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Worner, of Wheaton. Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery at Great Bend. 

********** January 25, 1934 

— TWO DEATHS IN SOO-AUTO CRASH 

North Dakota's auto death list was increased by two, making seven for the year, when 
a Soo line train struck a truck near Minot yesterday. The dead are Mrs. Jennie Alberts 
and Swan Swanson. They were traveling in a truck when the accident occurred. 

********** January 25, 1934 

LITTLE DELORES ERNST DIED AT CAKES HOME 
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Oakes Lutheran Church for seven 
year old Delores May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ernst, who died Saturday after a short 
illness of pneumonia. 

Relatives attending the funeral from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ernst, Mrs. 
Emilia Ernst, and sons, John, Walter and Ernest. 

********** January 25, 1934 

MURDER MYSTERY SOLVED 
The mysterious slaying of John Hoffman, a prominent farmer of Bordulac , has been 
cleared by the confession of the slain man's son, George Hoffman, 21. The young man was 
taken from Carrington to Jamestown for safekeeping. The killer wanted to make his deed 
look like suicide but failed. Father and son had quarreled over how a farm should be run. 

********** January 25, 1934 

FORMER LIDGERWOOD WOMAN BURIED 



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Mrs. Frank Klema of Crookston, MN., a former Lidgerwood resident passed away at her 
home Saturday. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at Our Saviour's Lutheran 
Church, Rev. E. A. Schuett officiating and interment was made in Oakdale Cemetery. 

The Klema 's lived in this city between the years of 1905 and 1918. Surviving are 
the husband, one daughter, Bemice and one son, F. Herbert, all of Crookston. 

********** February 1, 1934 

WALTER STACK DIED MONDAY 
Veteran of World War Succumbs After Long Fight for Health 

Sorrow bowed the heads of Hankinson people Monday, when they learned of the death 
of Walter Henry Stack, which occurred at the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo at 8 o'clock Mon- 
day morning, his wife and relatives being at the bedside when the Death Angel came. 

Mr. Stack had suffered illness since the war ajid had at various times received treat- 
ment at the Veteran's Hospitals near Chicago, at Fort Snelling and Fargo. He went to Fargo 
ten days before Christmas and gradually lost the long fight and was called to his heavenly 
home. 

Walter Stack was bom in Hankinson on Oct. 31st, 1893, being 40 years, 2 months and 
29 days of age at the time of his death. He joined the Emmanuel Evangelical Chiarch, being 
baptized by Rev. Wamecke and was confirmed by Rev. Kunz. Later in life he became the firs 
president of the Evaingelical League and served faithfully in this position, as he did as 
township clerk for eight years . 

When war was declared in 1917, VJalter joined the Army and served honorably in the 77t" 
Infantry, 14th Division. He was discharged in Feb. of 1919, but for him the war never end- 
ed. Illness had overtaken him in the banner years of his life and he was to suffer until 
death for the errors of mankind. 

In 1930 he was united in marriage to Corrine Thompson to which union two children 
were born, Carol Mae and Walter Merle. Funeral services were conducted today with full 
military honors by the Eberhardt Post of the American Legion of which he was past commander 
and one of the cheirter members . 

Services were held at the home at 1:30 and at the Emmanuel Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. 
Meier conducting the services, which were attended by a throng of sorrowing friends and rel 
atives . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his loving wife and two little children; his parent: 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack, and three sisters, Agnes, at home, Anna Haggberg , Morris, MN., 
and Minnie Thayer, St. Paul, MN., nine brothers, Theodore at home, William, Minneapolis; 
Ar-thur, Spokane, WA.; Karl, Clayton, Wisconsin, Edwin, Robert, Harry, Leonard and Elmer 
at home. ********** February 1, 1932 

LOUIS KOEPPE KILLED IN SLIDE. 
Accident Occurred at Pit Southwest of Hankinson Wednesday Morning 

Louis Koeppe, farmer residing southwest of Hankinson was killed yesterday at 11 o' 
clock in a gravel slide at the pit on his own farm. 

Mr. Koeppe, in company with a large crew of CWA workers who were employed at the pit, 

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which seemed more than reasonably safe. A slide occurred without warning, however, and 
he was crushed by the frozen earth as it plunged toward the cavern of the pit where he was 
working. The man was partially buried, but was quickly rescued by fellow workers. Dr. 
Dukart was called and explained that death was due to a broken neck. 

Mr. Koeppe was 34 yeaxs old. He was bom in South Dakota, and continued to reside 
in the southwest community since. He was married to Violet Arndt, and two children were 
bom to this union. 

The Koeppe farm adjoins the South Dakota state line, 14 miles southwest of Hankinson, 
cOid is known as the Dan Sweeney farm. It is in Elma Township. 

Surviving to mourn their tragic loss are: his wife and two children; his father, Mr. 
Frank Koeppe , and three brothers and f otir sisters . 

Coroner Lester of Wahpeton was called but no incjuest was deemed necessary, as the 
facts were plainly evident as to cause of death. The man's neck was broken, his chest 
crushed and leg broken. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Lutheran Church in the southwest comm- 
unity of which he was a member. Rev. Cloeter is the minister. 

********** February 1, 1934 

OLD SETTLER DIED 

Peter J. Narvim, of near Silver Lake, died Jan. 18th. He was one of Sargent County's 
oldest settlers. ********** February 1, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD A child bom to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Factor at the St. Francis Hospital 

St Breckenridge , MN, died soon after birth, and was buried at the Pleasant View Cemetery 

Monday with Rev. Sharkey officiating. 

********** Febjmary 1, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD John Herman, brother of Meade, Walter and Lloyd Herman, of this vic- 
inity, passed away at Wolfe Point, MT., recently. Death was very sudden. He leaves to 
mourn his passing, besides his brothers, his widow, two daughters and one son. 

********** Febrioary 1, 1934 

RICHLAND COUNTY PIONEER DEAD 
Funeral to be Held Friday For John Wagner, of Lidgerwood 
John B. Wagner, former postmaster and Democratic leader in Lidgerwood, passed away 
at his home on Tuesday afternoon of heart trouble. Mr. Wagner was born in Ontario, Canada, 
and would have been 71 years old in March. 

He was an old settler in this city, coming here with his parents seme 50 years ago. 
He served the city in many capacities, as fire chief, police officer and in other offices. 
He was the first chief of the Lidgerwood volunteer fire department, serving from 1899 to 
1905. He served as post master from 1894 to 1898 and again from 1915 to 1921. 

Survivors are his widow and one daughter, Mrs. George Kocourek, of Lidgerwood, two 
sisters, Mrs. Mary Gilbert of New York City and Mrs. J. H. Movius , Lidgerwood, who, with h 
her husband, is spending the winter at Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the hone of her daughter, 
Mrs. E. Birch Harrison. 

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Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Lidgerwood. 

********** February 8, 1934 

JOHN L. JARSKI DIED MONDAY 
August Foeltz Funeral Held Today - Other Deaths Chronicled 

John L. Jarski died Monday at 11 o'clock AM. at St. Andrew's Hospital in Minneapolis 
after a week's illness of plural pneumonia. 

He was bom in Hankinson on Sept. 15th, 1904, and attended the public schools, grad- 
uating in the spring of 1920. The following fall he left to attend the American Business 
College at Minneapolis, MN., and there he remained until the time of his death, being emp- 
loyed by the James Mc Guire Co. 

He is survived by his stepmother, one brother, Andrew P. Jarski of Hankinson and 
three sisters, Mrs. E. J. Rainery, Mrs. L. J. Sommers and Margaret Jarski, all of Minneap- 
olis. His father and mother preceeded him in death. 

Funeral services were held here Thursday morning at 10 AM. from St. Philip's Church, 
Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the last rites. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** February 8, 1934 

AUGUST FOELTZ 

Funeral services were held for August Carl Foeltz today at the Emmanuel Evangelical 
Church at 2 o'clock, a short service at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emilia Falk, pre- 
ceeding the service. Rev. Meier officiated. Mr. Foeltz passed away on Feb. 5th at the 
home of Otto Schroeder, near Detroit Lakes, MN., following seven months' illness of cancer. 

Mr. Foeltz was bom on June 17th, 1888, on a farm near Hankinson, where he grew to 
manhood. He was married to Lillian Feigner on Dec. 1st, 1924, and the couple lived on a 
farm in Roberts Covmty. 

Surviving him are his wife, one son, Norman and a daughter, Evelyn from a former 
marriage, Wilma, 8 years old and Melvin, 5 years old. Sisters, Mrs. Emma Sherman, Mrs. 
Emilia Falk, Hankinson; Mrs. Anna Frankfurt, Kennon, WI., Mrs. Ida Nelson, Miles City, MT., 
Mrs. Tillie Hentz; brothers, Wilhelm Foeltz, Detroit Lakes, MN and Otto Foeltz of Hankinson 

Interment was made in the cemetery of this congregation. 

********** February 8, 1934 

JAKE GODFRIED DIED AT MILWAUKEE, WI . 
Mrs. John Drickes received news Monday of the death of her son, Jake Godfried, who 
passed away on Monday at 3 AM. at his home in Milwaukee, WI., after a lingering illness, 
at the age of 36 years. 

Survivors are his wife, one son and three daughters, one brother, Frank Godfried, 
at Sturgeon Bay, WI . , three sisters, Mrs. L. M. Mauer, Mrs. J. R. Scheller of Hankinson 
cUid Mrs. H. Donovan of Minneapolis and his mother, Mrs. John Drickes, who left Monday 
evening to attend the funeral which is being held today (Thursday) at Milwaukee. 

********** February 8, 1934 

Dr. H. Tillisch received news on Friday evening of the death of his sister-in-law. 



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Mrs. Fred Tillisch, who passed away after a short illness of pneumonia at her home at 
Monticello, MN. F\ineral services were held Monday afternoon. Mrs. Fred Tillisch is 
known in Hankinson where she often visited. 

********** February 8, 1934 

Mrs. Gustave Lenz, Sr., received word Wednesday evening of the death of her brother, 

Mr. Herman Seifelt at Hutchinson, MN. Funeral services were held at that place on Sunday 

afternoon at one o'clock. **^^^^^^^^ 

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Mr. P. W. Mourer received word Wednesday of the death of his sister, Mrs. Maggie 

King at Logan, Iowa. ^^^^^^^^^^ 

********** February 8, 1934 

Mrs. Robert Mohs received a call Monday from Fergus Falls that her sister, Mrs. Anna 
Schoenck, died. The funeral was held on Friday. Many relatives from here motored there 
to attend the rites . She had been an invalid for a number of years . 

********** February 8, 1934 

LIDGEPWOOD. Mrs. Joe Factor of this city passed away at the St. Francis Hospital 

at Breckenridge on Thursday morning. Her infant child died Saturday and was bxiried in 
this city. Mrs. Factor was 27 years old and was bom at Butte, ND. At the time of her 
marriage she resided near Bismarck. The body was taken to Butte for burial. 

********** February 8, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD .Mrs. T. F. Mar ley (Lina Causemaker) passed away at her home at Des 

Meines Tuesday morning. Mrs. Marley was a young woman in her early thirties and had 
attended school in this city. She was employed at Des Moines before her marriage. She 
is survived by her parents, her husband and two small daughters and two sisters and two 
brothers. Funeral services and interment will be in Des Moines on Friday. 

********** February 8, 1934 

KILLED IN ACCIDENT 

Bernard Meinhardt, son of I. W. Meinhardt, Gwinner, passed away in the Valley City 
Hospital at 7;40 PM. Tuesday evening from injuries received when struck by a car near 
Cooperstown Saturday afternoon. ********** February 15, 1934 

In Stanley Ira P. Sarff, 48, fireman on the Great Northern, struggled with two frozen 
switches in the yards while directing the engine to the roundhouse for the night. Mounting 
to his cab once more, he slumped in his seat, and died of heart failure. 

********** February 15, 1934 

MANTADOR .The infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Winje Feb. 6th passed away 

at their home Saturday morning, Feb. 10th. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. 
Mr. and Mrs. Winje have the sympathy of the community in their loss. 

********** February 15, 1934 

MRS. QUAMM DIED 
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Mrs. Jens Quainm, of Southwest of tovm passed away at a hospital at Britton, SD., 
after an operation. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, a daughter who teaches at 
Rutland, her parents and brothers and sisters. Mrs. Quamm is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Peter Knutson of Veblen. Funeral services were held last Saturday. 

********** February 15, 1934 

KRAUSE FUNERAL 
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Krause, who passed away at her 
home Saturday. Mr. Krause passed away some three months ago. She is survived by nine chil- 
dren by a former marriage. All the children were present at the funeral. 

********** February 15, 1934 

MRS. MARTHA LUBENOW DIED AT WHITE EARTH 
Mrs. Martha Lubenow, of White Earth, ND., passed away at her home there following 
several weeks' illness. Mrs. August Bohn, of Great Bend, is a daughter of the deceased 
and had been called to the bedside some time ago. Two brothers, Wm. Medenwaldt and Emil 
Medenwaldt survive. ********** February 15, 1934 

COGSWELL MAN FOUND HANGING IN GRANARY 
Cogswoll, ND Gunnar Johnson, 24 year old bachelor, was found hanging in a gran- 
ary on a farm tenanted by his sister, Mrs. Selmer Johnson, Wednesday. Apparently a sui- 
cide victim, Johnson had been in ill health. An inquest was conducted Thursday morning. 

********** February 22, 1934 

GREAT BEND Aug. W. Bohn received a call Monday evening that his mother-in-law 

Mrs. Martha Lubenow passed away at her home at White Earth, IID. Mrs. Lubenow was a former 
resident of this vicinity. ********** February 22, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD LADY DIED 

Mrs. M. J. Rieck of this city, passed away at her home Thursday, following a stroke. 
Mrs. Rieck was bom in Spillville, Iowa, March 13th, 1872. She came to Wahpeton in 1881 
with her family. The following year she moved to Liberty Grove. In 1891 she was married 
to Adolph Pecinovsky. The family made their home on a homestead until 1904 when they 
moved to their home in town with her four daughters. In 1919 she was married to M. J. 
Rieck. Besides leaving behind her husband she leaves four daughters who are: Mrs. Thomas 
Phillipa, Lidgerwood; Mrs. J. A. Bennett, North St. Paul; Mrs. H. W. Baxter, Grand Rapids, 
MN., and Mrs. C. W. Wasson, Minneapolis. 

F\ineral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock 
The deceased was a member of Peace Chapter of the Eastern Star and of the Z. C. B. J. 
Lodge. ********** February 22, 1934 

PIONEER DEAD 

Former County Commissioner and the second Sheriff to serve in Sargent County after 

its organization, Peter Christiansen, 79, died at his home Friday south of Milnor, after 

57 years' residence in the County. 

********** February 22, 1934 

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STILES NEWS. Mrs. VJalter Lubenow passed away February 15th, at White Earth, MN. 

Two brothers, Emil and Wm. Medenwaldt, of near Hankinson survive. Mrs. Lubenow made her 
home here about ten years ago. ********* * February 22 1934 

Word was received here by relatives from Mr. and Mrs. Holis Merriman of Lemmon, SD., 
conveying the news of the death of their eight year old daughter, Joyce, on Feb. 14th. 
Mrs. Merriman will be remembered as Eva Weinkauf by southwest residents. 

********** February 22, 1934 

AUGUST HOEFS DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY 
Funeral Will be Held in Hankinson Friday Afternoon. . .Came to County in 1873... 
Honored and Respected Throughout County 

August Hoefs, prominent Hankinson citizen, and one of the pioneer settlers of Rich- 
land County, who was honored and respected by our entire citizenry passed away at his 
home here Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, death resulting from pneumonia. 

Mr. Hoefs had been attending to his private affairs in town as usual Monday although 
suffering from a cold and had planned to go to Lidgerwood the next day. Tuesday morning he 
failed to make his usual call at the Farmers Elevator, being indisposed. During the morn- 
ing he became ill and a physician was called but the Angel of Death had completed her vigil 
and claimed another brave and true soul for the Maker. 

During his sixty years residence in Richland County, Mr. Hoefs had been recognized as 
a capable and honest man. To him were granted many signal honors. Early in life he began 
taking an interest in his home government. In 1874, when the county was organized with 
only one polling place, Wahpeton, he participated in the first election. Later he was 
honored by the county when he was elected and served twenty four years on the board of 
County Commissioners. He was a leader ... .while on the board, being elected several terms 
as Chairman. When he retired in 1930, the financial affairs of the county were such that 
the county had no bonded debt and a cash balance was at hand. 

He was also recognized by the state administration under Governor Burke, being a 
member of the Board of Trustees of the State Penitentiary, and served his home township, 
Brandenburg as "school treasurer for twenty years, assessor for five years and supervisor 
for two years. His sterling qualities, character and honesty drew to him his friends for 
advise and consolation. 

lie was a faithful and active member of the Lutheran Church, and became a member of 
the Hankinson Church, serving on the building committee when the fine modern edifice was 
erected. 

August Frederick Ferdinand Hoefs was born on February 4th, 1855, at Darz , Kries Nau- 
gard, Pommeran, Germany, and was baptized on Feb. 25th, 1855, and confirmed on April 11th, 
1069, by Rev. Muellenbach. He immigrated from Germany with his parents, March 31st, 1B72, 
arriving in New York two months later. He then left for Iron Iron Ridge, WI . , and on 
April 2eth, 187 3, he came to Richland County. For a year he was employed flat-boating be- 
tween Ereckenridge and Winnipeg on the Red River. He then settled on a quarter section 

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near Great Bend and when he became of age in 1876, he filed for homestead rites. The 
following year he was united in marriage to Emilie Tews at Berlin station, south of 
Great Bend, by Rev. Frederick Krueger, second Lutheran pastor to preach in North Dakota. 

For thirty-five years Mr. and Mrs. Hoefs shared the trials and tribulations of the 
pioneers, but with each succeeding year God's blessings added to their comfort and happi- 
ness. In 1909 they left the home place cuid came to HanMnson to reside. Here, as else- 
where, they made friends and held them until death. 

On November 23rd, 1927, Mr. and Mrs. Hoefs celebrated their Golden Wedding and the 
town and county joined in .extending felicitations. Four more years passed and a poignant 
sorrow came to Mr. Hoefs when the Grim Reaper called home his good wife. Only eleven 
weeks have separated them, and once again they are reunited in their heavenly home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are three sons, Robert of Milwaukee, Albert and 
Rudolph of Hankinson, and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Muehler, Mrs. Alvina Medenwaldt and 
Mrs. Ottilie Roth of Hankinson, one sister, Mrs. August Bladow, and 29 grandchildren, be- 
sides a sorrowing host of friends. 

Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday at 1:30 and at the church at 
2 o'clock. Rev. Klaus ler conducting the services at the Lutheran Church. 

Pall bearers will be Rud. Medenwaldt, Aug. Muehler, Otto Muehler, Aug. Hoefs, Jr., 
Alf. Krueger, Jerome Roth, all grandchildren, who also served as pallbearers for Mrs. Aug- 
ust Hoefs. ********** March 1, 1934 

MRS. SCHROEDER FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Adamson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koppelman, Mrs. Beling and sons, 
Robert and Elmer, Mr. and Mrs. August Schulz, Mrs. Manske, Mrs. Rud. Krueger, Mr. and Mrs. 
E. H. Bohn and Theodore and August Bohn, Mrs. Koppelman were Great Bend people attending 
the funeral of Mrs. Schroeder at Fergus Falls. 

********** March 1, 1934 

FUNERAL FOR MR. AUG. HOEFS FRIDAY 

Thousands of mourners gathered at the Lutheran Church Friday afternoon to pay their 
last earthly respects to Mr . August Hoefs , who passed away Tuesday of last week at his 
home here. Rev. Klausler delivered the funeral sermon. Friends from every part of the 
county came to attend the last sad rites for the beloved pioneer . Burial was made in the 
Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 

********** March 8, 1934 

TROD WITH SHERMAN 

A man who marched with General Sherman to the sea in that memorable campaign during 
the Civil War which broke the spirit of the south, was bioried at Neche when funeral ser- 
vices were held for John A. Otten. He was 89 years old. One of the first permanent sett- 
lers in North Dakota, Mr. Otten came to this state in 1869 with a group which settled 
near the present site of Neche. vrhen the land in this state was opened for entry, he took 

a homestead which has since been his home. 

********** March 8, 1934 

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ATTEND GOWIN FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bresnahan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Frundt and Mrs. Win. Mueh- 
ler and family were among those who attended the fvineral of Mrs. Orman Gowin at Campbell, 
MN., Sunday. Mrs. Gowin was a sister of Mr. Bresnahan and a former resident of Greendale 
Township. ********** March 8, 1934 

SONORA....A nimiber of relatives and friends motored to Wahpeton Saturday to attend 
the funeral of Chas. Mohs, Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Mohs. 

********** March 8, 1934 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Spreckels and family attended the funeral of the latter 's niece, 
Mrs. Orman Gowin, which was held from the Methodist Church at Campbell, MN., Sunday after- 
noon. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kuehl of Hankinson also attended. 

********** March 8, 1934 

Mrs. G. Carlson, of Dassel, MN., visited at the F. W. Weinkauf home one day last 
week. She came to attend the funeral of her grandfather, August Hoefs. 

********** March 8, 1934 

DEATH TAKES PETER HENTZ 
Funeral Friday for Pioneer of the Hankinson Community 

In St. John's Hospital at Fargo on Tuesday evening at about 5:45 PM the last summons 
came to Mr. Peter Hentz, oldtime respected citizen of our community. His death came as a 
distinct shock to all his friends and acquaintances , most of whom little realized his ser- 
ious physical condition. In search of medical aid he had left for Minneapolis about two 
weeks ago, but returned after a few days. His ailment had been diagnosed as cancer. 
Hoping that there might still be help for him he left for Fargo on March 5th and underwent 
an operation on Friday of last week. At first prospects for recovery seemed fairly favor- 
able, but on Siinday peritonitis set in which resulted in his death Tuesday evening. 

Peter Hentz was born in Weidental, in the Rheinpfalz, Bavaria, Germany, on Dec. 29th, 
1866. At the age of fifteen he with his older brother and another companion left Germany 
coming to Colfax, Dakota Territory, and worked on fcirms at that place. Later he came to 
Hankinson, in the very early days of this city, and found a position in a local elevator. 
At the time he lived with his sister, tirs. Wawers , who is said to be the first woman to 
live in Hankinson. Here in Hankinson he met his wife. Miss Bertha Schuett, whom he marr- 
ied on Oct. 18th, 1887. The young couple then moved to Colfax again, remaining there for 
about a year when he filed on his homestead in Elma, south of town. About seven years ago 
he moved to town, but after four years once more went on the farm. 

His death is mourned by his wife, with whom he had lived for not quite 47 years, by 
four sons, Frank, Chas, Peter and Roy; three daughters, Mrs. Rose Gabbert, Mrs. Lena Front, 
of Britton, Mrs. Esther Linehan, by 17 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; one brother, 
Jacob, and one sister, Mjts. Elizabeth Wawers. He attained the age of 67 years, 2 months 

and 12 days. 

The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, at 2 o'clock from the Lutheran Church 

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of which he had been a faithful member practically since its organizaton and which he 
had served as trustee for 25 years. Rev. J. Cloeter, of Lidgerwood, a friend of many 
years standing, has been asked to preach the German sermon and his pastor. Rev. J. P. 
Klausler, will deliver the English address. Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery 
north of town. The following old friends and neighbors will serve as pallbearers: Carl 
Figge, Carl Pasbrig, Gust. Schultz, Fred Worner, Henry Wippenricin and Ame Kjelstrup. 

********** March 15, 1934 

GREAT BEND MAN, PIONEER IS DEAD 
William Bohn Funeral is Being Held in Great Bend Today 

William Bohn, pioneer of Great Bend, died Monday afternoon, March 12th, following 
an illness of several weeks ' duration . 

Funeral services will be held at the Great Bend Lutheran Church Thtirsday (today) . 
Rev. Rengstorf will conduct the services. 

William Bohn was bom in Germany on Sept. 26th, 1845, and at the age of 23 years 
immigrated to the United States, settling at Iron Ridge, WI., later coming to Great Bend. 
He was united in marriage to Emestina Brendle, and to this union twelve children were 
born, Richard, Emil, Robert, August, Alfred, Mrs. Chas. Adamson, Mrs. Wm. Behling, Mrs. 
Alfred Ambach, all of Great Bend, Albert of Aberdeen, SO., Willie, of Lidgerwood, Mrs. 
John Strege, of Moore ton and Ernest, of Wahpeton, 59 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 
who with his good wife survive to mourn their great loss. 

Pallbearers will be Ernest Ambach, Robert Beling, Edward Bohn, Walter Adamson, Henry 
and Robert Bohn, grandchildren of the deceased. 

********** March 15, 1934 

Albert Schrieber, Wahpeton pioneer, died Sunday at the age of 87 years. He was a 
veteran of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871. 

********** March 15, 1934 

Martin Haalland, age 63 years, pioneer farmer of the southwest of Lidgerwood commun- 
ity died Monday of this week. * * » * ****** March 15, 1934 

JOE LITTLE DIED TODAY IN SHELDON 
Former Resident of the Hankinson Community Passed Away Today 
Word was received in Hankinson today conveying the news of the death of Joe Little, 
at the home of his daughter in Sheldon, death being due to the infirmities of old age. 
Mr. Little, for many years was a resident of the South Hankinson community, residing on 
the farm known as the Griiba place. Six years ago he left for Sheldon to make his home with 
his daughter, Mrs. P. M. Triem, and was residing there when his death occurred. 

Fiineral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at Sheldon. Surviving are two dau- 
ghters, one at Sheldon and another in Cedar Rapids, lA., and a son in Canada. 

********** Mcirch 22, 1934 

MR. BARNEY HANLON DIED TUESDAY 
Mr. Barney Hanlon, father of Mike Hanlon of this city, passed away at the Wahpeton 

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Hospital Tuesday from pneumonia. Mr. Hanlon was taken ill last week, and was removed 
to the hospital for treatment, and later contracted pnexmionia. 

Funeral services will be held at Superior, WI., the former home of the family. 

********** March 22, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD Mr. Anton Krajcek, an old resident of this city, passed away at his homt 

He was buried Monday at the Catholic Cemetery after services in the St. John's Church. He 
was bom in Skuhrov, Bohemia, on Mary 13th, 1853. In 1881 he was married to Catherine 
.Barta and in 1883 came to America. Their oldest daughter died on shipboard and was buried 
at sea. Besides his widow he is survived by one son. Rev. Father John Krajcek, who is a 
pastor of Assumption Parish in Omaha, NB., and three daughters, Mrs. Bozovsky (Francis) 
and Mrs. Blazek (Maxy) both of this city and Sister Ignatis (Agnes) of Wahoo, NB., and one 
sister, Mrs. J. W. Novotney, of this city. 

********** March 22, 1934 

RUSSIE LEROY DEAD 
Russia Leroy, retired Fargo boxer, who a few years back was a contender for the 
World's lightweight and welterweight boxing titles, fighting in most of the large cities 
of the coijntry, died at 3 AM., Friday in a Fargo Hospital, from complications of diseases. 
He fought his first fistic battle in 1921. Deceased was 32 years old. 

********** March 22, 1934 

JOSEPH LIVINGOOD DIED SUNDAY 
Lidgerwood Man Formerly Operated Hardware Store 
— Mr. Joseph Livingood passed away at his home in Lidgerwood Sunday morning from a 
heart attack. He was ill during the winter but it was thought that he was on the road 
to recovery. He was bom at Zurich, Ontario, Canada on November 23rd, 1864. He came to 
North Dakota at the age of 21 years. In 1889 he married Ellen Healey. Mr. Livingood is 
survived by one daughter, Maude, Mrs. Josephine Podiska, and two sons, Stanley of Lidger- 
wood and Harrison, St. Thomas, ND., and six sisters, three brothers and ten grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday morning with 
Father Duerr officiating and interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Livingood 
was engaged in the harware business uintil a few years ago when he retired because of his 
health. ********** March 29, 1934 

Mrs. John Kiel and niece, Mrs. Steve George departed Wednesday for Casselton in res- 
ponse to a message announcing the death of Mrs. Kiel's brother, Mr. Sam Barney. The funer- 
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KILLED IN ACCIDENT 

Mrs. Ole Hustad, of Sisseton, passed away in a Sisseton Hospital Tuesday of this 
week, after suffering with a broken neck sustained in an automobile accident in which the c£ 
car in which she was riding was side swiped by a truck on the Browns Valley road about 
midnight Sunday. Mrs. Hustad is said to have been about 60 years of age at the time of her 
death. Other occupants of the car, Mr. Hustand and daughter, Alice and Andrew Anderson 

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escaped with minor injuries. They v/ere riding in Mr. Anderson's car. 

********** March 29, 1934 

ANDREW BEITO DEAD 
Andrew Beito, resident of New Effington since the town was founded, and resident of 
the old Effington prior to that time passed away recently at the age of 69 years . 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran Church at New Eff- 
ington, Rev. Hofstad officiating. 

********** March 29, 1934 

NO CLUES IN MURDER 
Henry Sirbel, 52 year old fanner of Chaseley, whose body v;as found on the top of a 
burning strav; stack bound with old wire Monday evening was murdered by some unknown assail- 
ants, the coroner's jury found after a 36 hour investigation. All members of the Zirbel 
family, except the two youngest children were questioned at the inquest, and all told the 
Scune story of Zirbel ' s leaving the house . 

********** March 29, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED FRIDAY 
Lidgerwood Man Died on the Farm Home - Funeral Monday 
Mr. Evo DeMynck, Lidgerwood resident for the past IS years, passed away at his home 
Friday night from brochial pneumonia . He suffered a stroke about four years ago but was 
up and around until a few days before he passed away. 

Deceased was born at Everhcun, Belgium, July 31st, 1856. He came to the United States 
in 1881 and settled at Rock Island, IL. He has spent two years since he first came here 
with his mother in Europe. He was married in 1893, and is survived by his widow and four 
daughters; Mrs. Cyril Van Vlaenderen, Mrs. Ray Soens and Mrs. Kroeger, all of Lidgerwood 
and Mrs. Frank Emery of Moline, IL. 

Funeral services were held at the St. Boniface Church with Rev. Father Buerr officiat- 
ing, Monday morning. ********** April 5, 1934 

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE 
At a hearing before Judge Babcock in Sisseton Wednesday, Willie Schlapkohl of Browns 
Valley was bound over to the district court on a charge of manslaughter following the 
death of Mrs. Husted last week, after an accident in which a car in which she was riding 
struck Schlapkohl "s truck. ********** April 5, 1934 

HEDER ON CASE 
Chaseley ... .J. A. Heder, assistant attorney general, is prosecuting Mrs. Agnes Zirbel 
and her son, Ray, for the murder of her husband, Henry Zirbel, farmer of Chaseley, whose 
body was found burned in a straw stack two weeks' ago. Poison was found in the vital org- 
ans after the body was exhumed. The widow and son deny the charge, although a partial 
confession is claimed by the state. Heder was formerly a Wahpeton attorney. 

********** April 12, 1934 

S. H. FARRINGTON DEAD 
ROSHOLT REVIEW.... S. H. Farrington, of Waterville, MN., a brother to the senior 

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Farringtons at New Effington and Rosholt, died Easter Sunday, at the age of 78 years. 

********** ^pj.^^ ^2, 1934 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trousil and sons, Tom and Mark, and Mrs. Vic Peterson and son, 
Rodney, and Mrs. Ann Algvire, of Alexandria, visited at the home of Mrs. Peterson's sister, 
Mrs. Fred Bisek, Sunday. The Trousil 's and Mrs. Algure motored from here to Lidgerwood 
where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Trousil 's aunt, Mrs. Libke. 

********** April 12, 1934 

MANTADOR Math Winter of Wahpeton was buried at the St. Peter and Pauls Cemetery 

S\inday afternoon. Rev. Fr. Janda of Wahpeton officated. Mr. and Mrs. Winter and family 

were former residents of Mantador . 

********** April 12, 1934 

V7M. SEDLER DIED AT WAHPETON 

William A. Sedler, Wahpeton pioneer, died Saturday. Funeral services were conducted 
Tuesday from the Congregational Church, Rev. Caskey officiating. 

Deceased was bom in Pommerania, Germany, and came to America in 1881, settling in 

Fd.chland County. In 1883 he was married to Amelia Otto and to this union six children 

were born, four of whom sujrvive. Gerhart, of Rothsay, MN.; Mrs. Ben Witt, Wahpeton and 

William and Martha at home. Three brothers also survive, Albert of Havanna; Herman, of 

Hankinson and Theo. of St. Paul. 

********** April 12, 1934 

MEDENWALDT CHILD DIED WEDNESDAY 

Funeral Will be Held Saturday at Home at 1:30 

Marcella Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman N. Medenwaldt, died Wednesday night at 
eleven o'clock, from complications following an illness of measles. The little girl was 
nine months and eighteen days old. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the home 
five miles west of town at 1:30, and at the Em. Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Meier 
conducting the services . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: the parents, and three sisters, Sadie, Adeline 
and LaVerna. ********** April 19, 1934 

DEATH TAKES LIDGERWOOD GIRL 

Miss Louise Christenson passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital Saturday morning, 
where whe was taken on Friday after an illness of only a few days. She was bom on Oct. 
2nd, 1911, and at the time of her death was close to 23 years of age. She attended St. 
Boniface School until she entered the public school when a freshman, graduating from the 
local high school in the class of 1929, and then attended the College of St. Catherine 
for two years. Besides her parents she leaves to mourn her death two sisters, Mrs. Matt 
Kouba (Mildred), of San Francisco, CA., and Leona of this city and three brothers, Louis 
a twin brother and Robert, both students at the Univ. of North Dakota and Jack, a student 
in the local high school. 

The funeral services were held at the St. Boniface Church with interment being made 

at the Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Father Duerr officiated. The funeral took place Wednesday. 

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INFANT DAUGHTER TAKEN 
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Klein, who reside near Fairraount, passed 
away at their home Friday. The little one was only six days old. Funeral services were 
held Saturday in Fairmount. The Klein's have many friends in this vicinity who extend 
their sympathy. ********** April 19, 1934 

GENSBACK EYEIVITIIESS OF V7ISCONSIN FLOOD 
Mr. Mike Gensback returned the forepart of the week from Elmwood, WI . , where he was 
called by the death of his brother, John Gensback, who was 88 years old. While enroute to 
Elmwood, Mr. Gensback had a novel experience. His way was blocked by the flood which swept 
Wisconsin and he was forced to make part of the trip by auto. 

*********** April 19, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held for Mrs. Josephine Libke Sunday afternoon 
at the Methodist Church with Rev. Sharkey officiating. Josephine Herron was bom at Lowry, 
MN., on Oct. 27th, 1874, and died April 5th, 1934. She was married to Mathew Murphy, who 
died at Havre, MT., sometime ago. In 1892, she married Albert Libke, who died then years 
ago. She is siirvived by thirteen children, most of whom were present at the funeral. 

********** April 19, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .On Wednesday afternoon funeral services were held for Mr. Maynard 
Goolsbey, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Goolsbey. He was bom on June 2nd, 1909, and, his age 
at the time of his death was 24 years, 10 months and 7 days. He resided with his parents 
on a farm at the time of his death. Maynard attended the public school but because of ill- 
ness never finished school. While at school he took part in athletics, football and basket- 
ball being his favorites. He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, and one sister, Mrs. 
George Bickel, of Herreid, SD. ********** p^pj^il ^g^ 1934 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Jube are mourning the loss of their infant daughter, who 
was bom on April 11th and lived only a few days . 

********** April 19, 1934 

Mr. Alfred T. Rustad, of Wheaton, MN., came Sunday and visited with his sister-in- 
law, Mrs. W. C. Forman. On Sunday Mr. Rustad and Mrs. Forman motored to Forman, ND. , to 
attend the funeral of Mrs. Forman 's cousin, Mrs. George Gilbourne. Mrs. Gilbourne was a 
resident of Aberdeen, but was formerly of Forman. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. 
Mr. Rustand departed for his home on Monday. 

********** April 19, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD PIONEER WOMAN DIED SUNDAY 
Mrs. Thomas Hendricks, an old settler of Lidgerwood, passed away at her home on Sun- 
day after spending several months in bed. Kathryn Huss was born near Pisek, Czecho-Slavakia 
May 15th, 1862, being almost 72 years old at the time of her death. She was married to Thoma 
Hendricks in 1882. In 1890 the Hendricks family came to the United States where Mr. Hendrick 
has been a farmer until they retired. Mrs. Hendricks lost her hand in a corn shredder sev- 

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serai years ago but was not much handicapped with it. In 1932 the Hendricks celebrated 
their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss two 
daughters, Mrs. Chas . Fxinfar (Emily) and Mrs. Al Tuma (Anna) and three sons, Anthony of 
this city and Frank and Joseph of Chicago. 

F^lneral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 at the house and at 2 o' 
clock in the Bohemian Hall with Rev. Sharkey officiating. Interment was made in the Z. C. 
B. J. Cemetery. ********** April 26, 1934 

MRS. NILS OSTBY DIED FRIDAY 
Pioneer Greendale Woman Retiimed to Home for Burial Tuesday 

Mrs. Nils Ostby, pioneer mother of Richland County passed away at the home of her 
son, Raymond, in Douglas, ND., on Friday, April 20th, at 3 PM., death following an illness 
of two years' duration, which became serious about a month ago. 

Ragnahild Fuglen was born Dec. 3rd, 1867, in Silbo, Norway, and came to the United 
States, with her parents, in 1880. They settled at Fergus Falls. In this city she was 
united in marriage to Mr. Nils Ostby and after a few years residence there they came to 
Richland County, where they took up a homestead in Greendale Township. Here they develop- 
ed one of the beautiful homes in the county, and continued to make her home there until 
two years ago when she moved to Douglas to make her home with her son. 

Funeral services were held in Douglas, Monday, April 23rd, and the body was bought 
to Richland County and services held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The body 
was then laid to rest in the Tyson Cemetery. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, and ten children, Mrs. Alfred Schoeck 
Amery, WI.; Mrs. Alfred Bullock, Buffalo, ND.; Mrs. Wm. Koehler and Mrs. Harry King, of 
Hankinson, Mrs. Geo. Karl of Cass Lake, MN., Ole, Carl, Peter and Raymond, of Douglas, ND., 
and Edwin Ostby, of Spokane, WA. , besides four sisters and one brother, thirty-four grand- 
children and five great grandchildren. Three children preceeded her in death. 

********** April 26, 1934 

WINS SUIT 

FARGO .Thomas F. Gibson, Leonard, who sued for $10,450 damages for the death of his 

son, Thomas Gibson, Jr., killed when struck by a car driven by F. W. Vail of Casselton, was 
awarded a verdict of $1,750 by a jury in Cass County District Court. 

********** April 26, 1934 

Mrs. E. W. Green received the sad news Saturday of the death of her sister-in-law, 
Mrs. L. H. Billey, of Minneapolis, who passed away Friday night. Mrs. Billey leaves to 
mourn their loss, her husband and a three weeks old daughter. 

********** May 3, 19 34 

NEWS OF DEATH OF MRS. G. BERGMAN RECEIVED 
News has been received in Hankinson telling of the death of Mrs. G. Bergman, who 
passed away at her home at Green Isle, MN., on April 8th, following a ten days' illness of 
pneumonia. Following the funeral service interment was made at Norwood, MN., her former 
home . 

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Mrs. Bergman was a former Hankinson resident, but in 1925 she moved to Green Isle 
where she with her husband had since made their home. 

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E. SCHULEMBURG DIED MONDAY 
Funeral Held Today in Appleton, VJisconsin. 
E. Schulenberg, of Edgeley, died Monday morning in the hospital at Rochester, MN.. 
Funeral services were held today in Appleton, WI . , at o'clock. 

Mr. Schiilenberg was taken ill a week ago and was taken to Rochester for treatment. 
Death however, followed closely his illness. 

Mr. Schiilenberg was receiver of the First National Bank of Hankinson and other nat- 
ional banks, and was quite well known here after his two year tenure as receiver. 

He is survived by his wife. 

********** May 3^ 1934 

FREE 15 DAYS 

At St. Louis, Saturday, April 14th, Harry Sebastian, 40, was shot and killed in 
an attempted holdup. Sebastian, on March 30th, had been released from the North Dakota 
Penitentiary. He was free 15 days. His companions, captured, but not shot, were discov- 
ered to be John Peters, Garrison, also a former inmate of the Bismcirk institution, but 
now on parole. ********** May 3, 1934 

MRS. ANTON GERESZEK DIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. Anton Gereszek for the past 41 years a resident of North Dakota, passed away 
at her farm home on Tuesday, near Lidgerwood, following a lingering illness. Frances Kris 
was born in 1877 and came to the United States at the age of 15 years. On Oct. 22, 1898, 
whe was married to Anton Gereszek and settled in 1908 on the farm north of Lidgerwood where 
the family still resides. Mrs. Gereszek is survived, besides her husband, by one daughter, 
Julia, (Mrs. Ernest Schneider) and four sons, Stanley, Ben, Ted and Richard. 

Funeral services were held Friday morning from St. John's Chiarch with Father Kuszek 

officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. 

********** May 10, 1934 

PIONEER WOMEN CAIJLED IN DEATH 

Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, a pioneer of So. Richland County, was found dead in her bed 
Wednesday morning by her son, who had made his usual early morning call to inquire how she 
was feeling. 

Mrs. Brown, who was 83 years of age, was injured in an accident nine years ago, in 
which she sustained a broken hip, and she had been forced to use a wheel chair since. 
Until a few weeks ago she was in good health, but within that time she had been ailing sli- 
ghtly. 

"Grandma" Brown, as she is known throughout our city, was a faithful member and work- 
er of the Congregational Chxirch, kind and patient and loved by all who knew her, and she 
will be sadly missed by all. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 from the horr.e and immediately following 

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at the Congregational Church. 

Elizabeth Haycraft was born on June 3rd, 1851, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She 
came to Cleveland, OH., with her parents, and later moved to Merton, WI . , where she was 
married to Henry J. Brown on Oct. 24th, 1873. In April of 1880, she moved to Dakota Terr- 
itory and settled on a farm west of Fairmount, moving to a homestead in Elma Township in 
1885 and after many years in that community moved to her present home in Hankinson in 1903. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are one son, Arthur H. of Hankinson and a sister, 
Mary J. Wright and one brother, Wm. Haycraft, of Milwaukee, WI . , one grand child, Mrs. 
Alice Hentz and two great grandchildren.. Her hiasband preceeded her in death 24 years 
ago this coming October. ********** j^^ ^^q^ 1934 

MRS. JACOB BAKER 

People of this city were deeply moved Friday when news reached here of the death of 
Mrs. Jacob Baker, who passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital. Although Mrs. Baker had been 
ill for some time and her condition was considered serious the end was not expected and the 
news of her death came as a shock to her family and her many friends . 

Last November Mrs. Baker was stricken with neuritis and after being cared for at her 
home and at the Beithon Hospital she was removed to the Wahpeton Hospital seven weeks ago . 
Mrs. Baker suffered intense pain during her illness but, true to her nature, she bore it 
with great patience and fortitude . 

Anna Karst was born in Broskendahl, Austria on July 26th, 1883 and was 51 years old 
at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Philip and Barbara Karst. In 1902 she 
was married to Jacob Baker. In 1904 Mr. Baker came to America and settled here in Hankin- 
son. Mrs. Baker came here six months later and has resided here ever since. Ten children 
were born to this union, eight of whom survive. They are: Mrs. John Bommersbach (Margaret) 
of this city; Peter, who is employed at Park River, ND.; John, Leonard, Joseph, Elizabeth, 
Lorraine and Luveme , all at home 

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church. Pall 
bearers were: Martin Bommersbach, Nick Benroth, Loddie Maurer, John Jarski, Leo Scheller and 
Martin Yaeger. 

The Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, of which she was a faithful member for many 
years, attended the funeral in a body. 

Besides her husband and eight children, Mrs. Baker leaves to mourn their loss two 
sisters, who are in Austria and one brother, Adam, of Sweet Grass, MT., who was unable to 
attend the funeral. 

Mrs. Baker was a loving mother, and a kind and thoughtful neighbor and friend and 

her passing will be mourned by her family and her many friends. The sympathy of the entire 

community goes out to the sorrowing family. 

********** May 10, 1934 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. HENRY EHLERS 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Henry Ehlers, Sr.. 

one of the pioneer mothers of Summit Township, who passed away Wednesday, following two 

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years of failing health. Rev. Schimiacher conducted the ser^/ices in the Summit Church, 
before the large number of mourners who gathered to pay their last respects to one whom 
they loved . 

Mrs. Henry Ehlers, Sr., (nee Augusta Koppelman) was born on Oct. 14th, 1870, at 
Terese, WI., and married Henry Ehlers at Great Bend, ND., on Oct. 4th, 1889. The lived 
on a farm in Summit Township until eight years ago when they moved to Great Bend, where 
she had since made her home. She is survived by her husband and seven children: Albert, 
of Fairmount; Mrs. Martin Hellwege, of Wahpeton; Henry, Jr., of Tyler; Harry of Fairmount; 
John, of Lake City, MN.; Mrs. Arthur Cast of Fairmount; I'lrs . Oscar Bohn, of Hankinson. 
Two children preceeded her in death. A sister, Mrs. Henry Boll, of Fergus Falls, MN., 
three broth -rs, Henry and Emil of Great Bend and William of fdinneapolis also survive. 

********** May 10, 1934 

NECK BROKEN IN AUTO ACCIDENT 

Mr. Henry Foote and Mr. James Mc Hugh, Lidgerwood, were in an auto mishap in which 
Mr. Mc Hugh received a broken leg near the ankle and a broken neck. The accident occurred 
near Litchfield, MN., where the tv/o men had gone to attend a funeral of Mr. Mc Hugh's sis- 
ter-in-law. Mr. Mc Hugh was taken to St. Paul where his wife and three daughters were 
called. Mr. Foote was unhurt in the accident. 

********** May 10, 1934 

FRANK KOUBA, SR. , DIED IN LIDGERWOOD 

Frank Kouba, Sr., passed away at his home in Lidgerwood P'riday evening following a 
short illness. The deceased was bom in Bohemia and came to the United States and settled 
in Spillville, Iowa. He married Barbara Shelleny in 1Q73. He is survived by six daughters, 
Mrs. Joe Dolezal, Mrs. Andrew Trimmer, Mrs. Chas. Nemetz, Mrs. N. R. Jerezed and Mrs. Albert 
Richter and Mrs. John Pokorny and one son, Frank, of Lidgerwood. 

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the St. John's Church with Father Kul- 
ezek officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. The six son-in-laws were 
pall bearers. ********** I.-ay lo, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JACK GOTHAt4 
LadlVho Met Tragic Death in Jamestown Was Hanlcinson Honor Student 
Rev. Williams Conducted Services - Funeral Topic Reprinted Herein 

Fxineral services for Jack Gotham, who died in Jamestown Tnursday night, were held in 
Hankinson Monday, Rev. L. L. Williams, former minister of Hankinson, an old friend of the 
family, conducting the services in the Wipperman Cliapel. 

Jack Walton Gotham was born on July 1, 1914, at Thief River Falls, M^:., and would 
have reached the age of 20 years on July 1st of this year. He came to Hankinson with his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Gotham, when 6 years old. Here he began his student life in 
the Hankinson public schools. In 1920 he entered the high school and was an exceptionally 
competent student, completing the high school work in three years, and at the time of his 
death was a junior at Jamestown College with high standing. 

Surviving are the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Gotham, and one sister, Mary 

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The following accoxint of the tragic death, republished from the Fargo Forum, 

follows : 

JAMESTOWN, ND., May 12th.... Two Jamestown college students, a boy and a girl, lay 
in a local mortuary here Saturday night, mute evidence of "suicide pact." They used a 
pistol . 

"They were Alma Marie Johnson, 19, and Jack Gotham, 20. Their bodies were discover- 
ed at 11 AM., Saturday on the eastern edge of the campus, ending a quiet three day search 
instituted by college authorities when their disappearance was noted. It was then thought 
they might have eloped. School children in search for prairie crocuses found the bodies. 

Two notes were found in the girl's pocket. One was addressed to Thelma Johnson, the 
dead girl's sister, and a student at the college, and the other to a girl friend at Wash- 
burn, ND., former home of the Johnson family. 

NOTES NOT MADE PUBLIC 

Authorities declined to make public the notes but said they contained information 
the two young people had contemplated double suicide for some time . 

"The explanation was "We will be happier." "After carefully checking the hand 
writing and identifying it as Miss Johnson's and after completing other investigation 
County Coroner Willett said there would be no inquest." 

DEAD 48 HOURS 

"The two had been dead about 48 hours when discovered, it is believed. Each was 
shot through the heart. Miss Johnson was in semi-sitting position. Apparently she had 
taken the .38 calibre revolver first and turned it against her heart. Then, it is thought 
Gotham took the weapon and killed himself. He fell, face downward across Miss Johnson's 
lap. In his right hand was clutched the revolver. Source of the gun was not learned." 

"Low brush in the gully traversing the campus concealed the bodies until children in 
quest of flowers made the discovery. They were about 500 yards east of the college proper. 

"Two empty cartriges were found in the chambers of the revolver, with three loaded 
cartrides." "Coroner Willett said the only explanation of the fatal acts by the young 
couple was that "they evidently didn't think life worthwhile." 

"Gotham was a junior and Miss Johnson a freshman. Neither took much part in any 
college activities. They had been "going together" since last fall. Gotham had not att- 
ended class regularly for about two weeks. Miss Johnson, who lived with her sister in 
the college dormitory, had been in regular attendance." 

"The children who found the bodies were Jack and Ralph Stidings, 6 and 9, and Jack 
and Bobby Drew, 10 and 8. They went home, three blocks from the discovery, and told their 
mothers two drunk people were lying on the ground." 

"Their mothers told them to keep away. They told Fred Fredericks, who was working 
in a garden across rest of sentence unclear.... 

"Fredericks ren'ained at the scene sending Gilbert Metz and Billy Sewart, junior high 

school boys, to authorities." 

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JOKM PASEK DEAD 
Mr. John Pasek, an old settler of this couty, and now residing in the Cities, 
passed away Tuesday evening after a lingering illness. No further particulars were known 
at this writing. ********** y,^y n ^ 1934 

PIONEER DIES 
Peter Weber, pioneer of Cayuga, died Tuesday in the Britton Hospital. In 1906 Mr. 
Weber was elected County Commissioner of Sargent County and resigned in January of 1914. 

He served two terms in the State Legislature, a member of the IVA party. 

********** May 17^ 19 34 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schram received a message Tuesday telling them that Mr. Schram's 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Delyrempel, of Casselton, had passed away at her home there 
Thursday morning. Mr. Schram, Sr., and daughter, Mrs. I. A. Smith and her son and daughter 
of Fairmount, attended the funeral. 

********** Mary 24, 1934 

DIES ON WAY TO HOSPITAL 
Leonard Kerling, 70, of Cayuga, died suddenly of heart disease while being taken 
to the Wahpeton Hospital by Dr. Sass of Lidgerwood. He had been suffering from kidney 
trouble but his condition was not considered critical. He had been riding beside the 
doctor, talking in a natural manner, when he died suddenly, evidently from heart failure. 

********** I^ay 24, 1934 

TO BROTHER'S FUNERAL 
_ Mrs. Theo. Brackin received a telegraphic message stating that her brother at River 

Falls, WI., had been called in death on Monday, and that funeral services were to be held 
on Wednesday. Mrs. Bracken went to River Falls on Tuesday to attend the funeral. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** May 24, 1934 

A. W. BELING DIED TODAY 
Funeral for Pominent Great Bend Citizen Will be Held Sunday 
Adolph (Star) Beling, of Great Bend, died this morning in the Wahpeton Hospital 
where he had been receiving treatment for the past week. 

Mr. Beling was taken in on April 10th, and a week ago his condition became critical 
and he was taken to the Wahpeton Hospital where he died at 2 o'clock this morning. 

Deceased was 40 years old and was born and raised in Great Bend. He was associated 
with the Beling Store, and was prominent in the civic and church life of his city, being 
mayor at the time of his death, and he had held city offices for twenty years. He was also 
treasurer of the Ev. Church. At the time of his death he was a candidate for treasurer of 
Richland County. 

Funeral services will be held at the Ev. Church at Great Bend at 2:30 Sunday. A 
more complete obituary will be printed in next week's NEWS. 

********** May 24, 1934 

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Mistaking a mixture of formaldehyde for water and drinking it proved fatal for the 
three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Voeller of Borton. Pnevunonia developed shortly after 
resulting in death for the child. 

********** May 31, 19 34 

IT WORKED 
Near Tolley, Myron P. Johnson had difficulty in cranking his tractor. A bright idea 
came upon him. A rear wheel of the truck was jacked up and a belt fun from the truck to 
the tractor. He smiled at his wisdom. Suddenly the truck slipped off the jack and being 
in gear with the motor racing, lunged into him and squeezed him to death between it and the 
tractor. ********** Hay 31, 1934 

FIRST 1934 DROWNING 
Joseph M. Schaan, 21, Minot teachers college student, was the first victim of the 
season in the Mouse river in Minot. Schaan whose home is south of Rugby, went into the 
river with two companions . They swam across to where he was and one of them was pulled 
under by the youth. The fellow who went to the youth's rescue managed to escape and fire- 
men were called to bring up the body from the bottom of the river. 

********** j^y 21, 1934 

DESCENDANT OF KING 
Ward Jarl, 27, died at his home in White Rock Tuesday after a lingering illness of 
three years' duration. He is said to be a descendant of the ancient Kings of Sweden. 

********** Hay 31, 1934 

MRS. H. MERRIFIELD DIED TUESDAY 
Funeral Services Being Held Today at Elk River, MN 
Word was received in Hankinson Tuesday conveying the news of the death of Mrs. H. A. 
Merrifield at a Milwaukee, WI., Hospital on the morning of June 5th. Death followed three 
weeks of hospitalization. 

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at her girhood home in Elk River, M^ 
Laura Bailey was born in Elk River, MN., where she received her education and grew to women- 
hood. In 1908 she was united in marriage to H. A. Merrifield, the couple coming immediatel}, 
to Hankinson where they made their home until two years ago, when they moved to Milwaukee, 
WI. For twenty years Mrs. Merrifield has been in ill health, and had been to the Rochester, 
Minneapolis and other great clinics in an attempt to recover her health, but to no avail. 
Three weeks ago her condition became very critical and she was taken to a hospital for treat 
ment, but succumbed after the long, valiant fight to regain her health. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband and daughter, Alice, besides her many 
true friends, among whom are those of this city who became associated with her during her 

many years residence in this city. 

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NIECE OF LOCAL MAN KILLED IN HOLDUP 

Mr. John M. Jaeger this week received the sad news of the death of his niece. Miss 

Frances Bohlson, of St. Cloud. Miss Bohlson's death was caused by a bullet wound when she 

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tried to flee from two masked bandits who held up the Watab Tavern where she was employed 
as a waitress. The funeral of Miss Bohlson was held Tuesday morning in St. Cloud. 

********** Jime 7, 1934 

GRIM REAPER CALLS JOHN HELL 
Resident of Greendale Farm Since 1905 - Funeral Today 

John Hell, Jr., well known fanner, passed away at his home in Greendale Township 
Tuesday evening, June 5th, after an illness of fovir months. Heart complications was the 
cause of his death. 

John Hell was born in New Liberty, lA., Jan 18th, 1865. In 1905 he left New Lib- 
erty, coming to North Dakota where he located on a farm five miles southeast of Hankinson. 
He has resided on this farm ever since. 

On November 16, 1893 he was married to Miss Margaret E. Ingers, who survives him. 
He leaves to mourn their loss: four daughters, Mrs. Roe (Alma) of Los Angeles, CA., Mrs. 
Lambert (Olga) of Aldrich, MN., Mrs. Albert Grob (Martha) of Elma Township, and Edna, of 
this city, and two sons, Walter, of St. Paul and Hugo, who resides at home. He is also 
survived by three brothers. Walter of St. Paul came to attend the funeral. 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the house and at 2 o'cloc) 
from the Congregational Church. Rev. Langene was in charge of the services. Interment was 
made in Hillside cemetery. 

Mr. Hell was well and favorably known in this community and has a large number of 
friends who regret his passing. The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrowing 
family. ********** june 7, 1934 

Mrs. J. P. Piggott received a message Wednesday morning of last week telling of the 
sad news of the death of her father in Garibaldi, OR. He passed away at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Clara Martenson, at 10:45 Wednesday morning at the age of 73 years. 

He leaves to mourn their loss three daughters and two sons. Mrs. Piggott was unable 
to attend the funeral because of the time it took to make the trip to Oregon. 

********** June 7, 1934 

PADECITT DROWNED 
Clarence Padecitt, 39, of Salem, was accidently drowned at Big Stone Lake on Wednes- 
day morning about 7 o'clock while fishing. Mr. Padecitt, his wife and 10 year old son, 
accompanied by a lady friend, were enjoying the early morning fishing when high waves 
caused the boat to capsize about 100 feet from the shore . 

********** June 7, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD BOY . DIES 
The thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Wallin, Jr., of Lidgerwood, died on 
Satiirday morning of lobar pneumonia. He is svirvived by one brother and five sisters. 

********** June 7, 1934 

WILTON FLIER KILLED 
Albert F. Lehman, Wilton airplane pilot, was killed Saturday when his plane went 
rong and he fell 200 feet. His bride of a year saw the crash and her husband killed. 

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RICHLAND PIONEER CALLED IK DEATH 
John Odenbach, Formar Resident, Called by Death 

Mrs. Dick Zander received a message Sunday evening of the sad news of the death of 
her father, John Odenbach, who passed away at his home in Carson, ND., Siinday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock. Mr. Odenbach had been in ill health for several years, suffering from high 
blood pressure. Mrs. Zander believed that his death was due to heart failure. Mrs. Zander 
visited with her parents a very short tine ago, and at that time, her father was not in the 
very best of health. 

Mr. Odenbach will be remembered by most of the people of Hankinson and vicinity be- 
cause the Odenbach family were former residents here. They left here eight years ago for 
Carson where they have since m^de their home. 

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Elizabeth, seven daughters: Regina, Mrs. Dick 
Zander, of this city; Sar, Mrs. August Weinlcauf of Brooms Valley; Millie, Mrs. Chas Miller; 
Ida, Mrs. J. C. Casper and Alma, all of Minneapolis, Hilda and. Evelyn at home and three 
sons, John and Kenry of Pembleton, OR., and Calvin at Havana. 

Mr. and Mrs. August 7?einkauf and Calvin departed Sunday evening to attend the fun- 
eral, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. hiiller, Mr. and I4rs . J. C. Casper and Miss Alma and Mr. and Mrs. 
Dick Zander left here on Tuesday to attend the funeral. The family have a large circle 
of friends here who extend si^npathy to the surviving family. 

********** June 21, 1934 

HENRY SANDER ANSWERS FIH7J. SUMMONS 

The people of this city and the surrounding conunvinity were greatly shocked on Monday 
when news reached here of the death of Mr. Henry Sander, who passed away at a hospital in 
Jamestown at 11:30 Monday morning. Relatives of V<r . Sander had believed that he was get- 
ting along nicely so that the news of his sudden death came as a complete shock. Max 
Wipperman, driving the Wipperman Funeral coach and Mr. VJm. Sander, son of Mr. Sander, went 
to Jamestown Monday and brought back the remains. 

Henry Sander was born on August 24th, 1857, at Schultmar, Germany, and at the time 
of his death had reached the age of 72 years, 7 months and 24 days. 

On Oct. "loth, 1806, he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Kleeman, also of Schu- 
etmar, Germany. Six children were born to this union. Shortly after their marriage they 
immigrated to America and settled at Oemar, IL. , where he was employed on the railroad for 
seven years. After that he moved to Kansas where he bought a cattle ranch, where he re- 
mained for four years. Then he cane to North Dakota and settled near Barney. He remained 
there a short time and moved with his family to VJaldo where he resided until 19 33 when he 
retired from farmlnn anri with his wife and daughter, moved into Hankinson, where he remain- 
ed until about 4 months ago, when he was taken quite ill and was moved to a hospital at 
Jamestown. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure. 

t-lr. Sander v/as a hard working, industrious man who had enuure('' the hardships of. pio- 
neer life and had done much to help to convert this county from one of wilderness to what 
it is now. He has many staunch life long friends here who are grieved at his departing. 

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He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his wife, two sons, William, of Waldo, 
and Henry, at home, three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Witt, of this city, Mrs. Ernest Witt, of 
Rosholt, and Mrs. Anna Milbrandt, at home. One daughter, Anna, preceeded her father in 
death. He has one brother living in California, two brothers and one sister in Germany. 
Eleven grandchildren, nine boys and two girls survive. 

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at the house at 1:45 and at 
2 o'clock from the Emmanuel Church. A large number of friends gathered to pay their last 
tribute. Rev. Meier conducted the funeral services. 

Pall bearers were grandchildren of the deceased. Edward Witt, Harold Witt, Edward 
Milbrandt, Orville Sander, Rudolph Witt and Walter Witt. The sympathy of this community 
goes out to the sorrowing family in their bereavement. 

********** June 21, 1934 

MRS. JOHN MASON DIED AT LOWRY 

Mr. Pat Lawler, accompanied by his sons, Richard, John and Raymond, and daughter, 
Mrs. Kate Ritter and his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lawler, departed Sun- 
day for Lowry, MN., in response to a telegram telling him that his daughter, Mrs. John 
Mason, who was a patient in the hospital was in a serious condition and it was feared that 
she would not live. Mrs. Mason passed away at the hospital Monday and funeral services 
were held at the Catholic Church in Lowry this (Thursday) morning, according to word rec- 
eived here by friends of the family. Mrs. Mason leaves to mourn her loss her husband and 
five children, besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Lawler of this city and several bro- 
thers and sisters. Mrs. Mason has visited in this city many times in the home of her par- 
ents and in the short time she spent here she made many friends who were grieved by the 
news of her death and who sympathize with the sorrowing family. 

********** June 21, 19 34 

DAVE LUBENOW DIED TUESDAY 
Word received, as we go to press, conveys news of the death of Dave Lubenow, of 
Brandenburg Township, death occurring Tuesday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Berndt. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Great Bend Methodist Church. An obit- 
uary will be piiblished next week. 

********** June 21, 1934 

DIES AS HE BATTLES FISH 
Fergus Falls Journal. .. .A stroke of apoplexy from the excitement over the catching 
of a nine pound pike in Norway lake Saturday caused the death of John T. Anderson, 65, at 
8:40 Saturday. Mr. Anderson is a former resident of Wyndmere , ND., and has made his home 
with the Theo. M. Tergrimson family in Fergus Falls for the past year. 

********** June 21, 1934 

JUD MAN ELECTRDUCUTED 
A bet cost the life of Emil Stickel, 21, of Jud . Monday morning while at the oil 
station in Jud, which is operated by his brother, Fred Stickel, an argument came up over 
the height of a tall tree in the station yard. The deceased climbed the tree to measure 

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it and as the steel rod he held accidently came in contact with a live wire he was in- 
stantly killed. ********** j^j^g 21, 1934 

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Glasner and sons Ray and Ralph and daughers, Irene and Mrs. Ed. 
Schuske motored to Rosholt Monday, where they attended the funeral of Mr. Glasner 's sister- 
in-law, Mrs. John Glasner, who passed away Saturday. 

********** j^^g 21, 1934 

A number from this city motored to Breckenridge Tuesday morning and attended the 
funeral of Mrs. Anton Strand of that city. Mrs. Strand, who before her marriage was Miss 
Clara Yaeger, and had many friends who went to pay tribute to their departed friend. She 
passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge, MN., on Friday evening at 4:30. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Chxirch. 

Those who attended from here were: Mrs. Martin Eberhardt and daughters, Pauline and 
Ella, Mrs. Adam Hipp, Mrs. Nick Benroth, Mrs. Herman Mittag, Mrs. Dominick Tomayer, Mrs. 
John Fischer, August Rettig, Mrs. Martin Yaeger, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bom, Mrs. John Bomm- 
ersbach. Miss Mary Jarski and Mrs. Frank Jarski. 

********** juj^g 21, 1934 

SOUTHVJEST Mr. H. M. Felbaum received the sad nevjs that his nephew's son, 18, was 

drowned near Granite Falls, MN., last week. 

********** juj^g 21, 1934 

TRAGIC DEATH OF YOUNG MAN 
Funeral Services Held for Merland Gillespie Monday from St. Philip's 

Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Philip's Chtirch for 
Merland Gillespie, son of Mr. Tony Gillespie, of Rosholt, and son-in-law of Mrs. John 
Meyer of Waldo Township. Mr. Gillespie was the victim of a tragic accident which occurred 
at Big Sandy Lake, Mc Gergon, Mil., Friday afternoon, June 22nd. He had gone in swimming 
in the afternoon and suddenly disappeared under the water. He failed to come up again 
and help was simraioned but it was almost three hours before his body was found. 

His remains were brought here for biirial. His wife accompanied the body here. 
Merland Gillespie was born in Dubuque, lA., June 16th, 1905, and was 29 years old at the 
time of his death. When quite young he moved witli his parents to RosJiolt, SD., where he 
resided until a few years ago when he went to Minneapolis. Ke was married in Minneapolis 
the 13th of last February to Miss Catherine Meyer, daughter of Mrs. Mary Meyer of Waldo. 
They made their home in Minneapolis until about three weeks ago when they went to Big 
Sandy Lake with Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Korne of Minneapolis to spend the summer with them at 
their cottage there. 

His sudden and untimely death came as a shock to his many friends here and at Ros- 
holt where he had been active in the social and civic life of that community. 

He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and was buried from St. Philip's 
Church here Monday , Father Studnicka being in charge of the funeral . The church was 
filled with sorrowing friends and relatives from here and Rosholt. Pallbearers were the 

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brothers of Mrs. Gillespie. They were: Peter, Anton, Michael, Mathias, John and Nicholas 
Meyer, all of Waldo. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

Besides the grief stricken wife he leaves to mourn his loss : his father and three 
sisters, Marcella, Cecelia, and Marian, all of Rosholt. 

The sympathy of the entire connnunity is extended to the family in their bereavement. 

********** June 21, 1934 

OBITUARY OF DAVID LUBENOW 

David Lubenow was bom on Sept. 13th, 1844, at Rettergage, Hinter Pommeran, Germany 
and died June 19th, 1934, at his farm home near Great Bend. The deceased came to the Uni- 
ted States in 1868, by sail boat, the trip requiring nine weeks to complete. He settled 
at Iron Ridge, WI., remaining there for two years. There he was united in marriage to 
Augrusta Fischer in 1870. Thirteen children were born to this union. Seven have preceeded 
the father in death. 

In 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Lubenow came from Wisconsin, taking up a homestead in Summit 
Township and are among the first settlers along the Wild Rice River. Here, during that 
time Mr. Lubenow worked for J. Hill, who was operating a flat boat running from Brecken- 
ridge to Winnipeg, Canada, so that they might acquire the homestead, which they had cho- 
sen. Mrs. Lxobenow remained there, living in a sod house on the banks of the Wild Rice. 
She died the 10th of Dec. 1916. 

Surviving to movirn their loss are, two sons, Herman of Saskatchewan, Canada and 
August, of Fargo, four daughters, Mrs. R. W. Weiss, of Sheldon, ND.; Mrs. Gust Berndt, 
of Great Bend; Mrs. Durkee , of Fairmount and Mrs. Art Siefert, of Fergus Falls, MN. 
Twenty six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren also svirvive. 

Pall bearers were his grandsons, Ayria and Alton Berndt, Allen Bohn, Roland Weiss, 
Lyle Durkee, Warren Siefert, Honorary pallbearers were: Wm. and Fred Kohlhoff, Ed Loll, 
Sr., Ed Laboda, George Worner and Chas . Stoltenow. 

********** June 28, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR RAYMOND SCHULTZE 
Great Bend Young Man is Drowned at Family Rexonion 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock at the Evangelical Church 
for Raymond L. Schultze, of Wahpeton, who was drowned in Long Lake Sunday, while attend- 
ing a family reunion. The young man stepped off a dropoff and when the body was recovered 
it was too late for resuscitation. When Raymond stepped into the deep water his step- 
father, Ed Loll, made an attempt to save him, but failed and he himself had to be rescued. 
Half an hour later the body was recovered. 

Raymond Schultze was born on June 29th, 1903. He was a member of one of Richland 
County's most prominent families. He is survived by his step- father and mother, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed Loll, Sr., of Great Bend, two sisters, Luella Loll, at home, and Mrs. Joe Stroehl, 
Lidgeirwood; two brothers, Arlie Schultze and Oliver Schultze, at home; and seven half- 
brothers, Charles and Ed Loll, Jr., in Great Bend; Elmer, Ben, Harvey, Arnold and Lloyd, 
half brothers, all living at home. Present at the reunion also was Miss Delia Gollnick, 

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fiancee of the drowned man, to whom he was to have been married on July 16th. 

********** July 5, 1934 

YOUTH KILLED 

Leslie Elliott, Kindred youth, was killed Monday week, when a truck driven by him 

skidded on loose gravel, went into a ditch and rolled over twice. The young man was 17 

years old, and was accompanied on the fatal trip by his father, W. L. Elliott, who rec- 
eived only cuts and bruises. ^^^^^^^^^^ 

1 ********** July 5, 19 34 

HIT AND RUN DRIVER GUILTY 
Harold Scholpkohl, Browns Valley, was found guilty in circuit court last week at 
Sisseton of hit and run driving and failure to stop after collision with another vehicle . 
The maximum penalty is five years for this offense. Schlopkohl was driving a truck when 
he collided with a Sisseton automobile near Sisseton last April, in which Mrs. Ole Hustad 
was fatally injured. ********** j^^y 5^ I934 

LIDGERWOOD LADY DIES 

Mrs. Wra. Livingood, of Lidgerwood, passed away at a Fargo Hospital Wednesday, of 

heart failure. She was a resident of that city for many years. Two sons and a daughter 

survive. ********** July 5, 1934 

AGED LADY PASSES AWAY 

Burial services were held for Mrs. John Lentz at Lidgerwood Monday morning. Rev. 

Father Duerr, being in charge at St. Boniface Church. Mrs. Lentz was bom in Germany on 

Sept. 8th, 1860, and died June 30, 1934. She came to the United States when 18 years of 

"age . Surviving are ten children . 

********** July 12, 1934 

EFFINGTON MAN DIES 
Elias Monson, pioneer resident of New Effington vicinity passed away suddenly 
Wednesday afternoon. He was seventy years of age, and at one time served Roberts County 
as Register of Deeds. He was well known throughout that county. 

********** July 12, 19 34 

FORMER RESIDENT IS DEAD 

VVord was received here by Mrs. L. E. Aldrich Tuesday of the death of Kessel Thomas, 
oldest son of Mr. and Ilrs . George Thomas, formerly residents of this city and nov; of End- 
erlin. The only information [irs . Aldrich received was that Kessel had passed av/ay. 

Kessel is well known here, having grown to manhood in this city. The Thomas family 
lived here many years. Mr. Thomas being employed on the Soo Line out of Hankinson, and 
made their home in riinneapolis until recently when they moved to Enderlin. Mr. Thomas 
is the oldest of three children. He is married and has two children, a son and daughter. 
He was employed as depot agent at Kensal, ND. The NE^-IS hopes to have more details next 
^ggjj. ********** July 19, 1934 



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HOWARD KRAUSE FUNERAL HELD 
Nine Year Old Lad Died While Spending Vacation Here 

Funeral services were held Monday for Howard Henry Krause at the Lutheran Church 
in Belford, Rev. Cordts conducting the services before a host of mourners who gathered 
to pay their last respects to a little child who had been so suddenly called by the 
Angel of Death. 

Howard came with his mother and little sister from Columbus for a visit with rel- 
atives and as usual was in the best of health. Less than a week ago he became ill, and 
his condition grew critical. He was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital where he under- 
went an operation. After this he seemed to rally, and was fully conscious until 6 o' 
clock Saturday morning. He then suffered a relapse and at noon the Angel of Death called 
him to his heavenly home. The father who had been notified of the child's illness, char- 
tered a plane and arrived at the bedside before death occurred. 

Howard Henry Krause, son of Oscar and Rosalinda (nee Tiegs) was bom on August 5th 
1925, in Belford Township, and was baptized in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Tiegs, August 9th. When a year old his parents moved to Columbus, where Mr. Krause 
is associated with the Truax Coal Co. From time to time the little lad visited his rel- 
atives in Belford and vicinity, and endeared himself to all, and his untimely death is 
a severe shock to the entire community. 

He leaves to mourn their loss: his peirents, and one sister, Betty Jean, and his 
grandparents, besides many other relatives. 

Pallbearers were: Earl Krause, E]jner Hohenstern, Rueben Pankow, Theo. Tiegs, Al- 
vin Westphal, Robert Tiegs. Honorable pallbearers: Arthur Tiegs, Kenneth Krause, Arnold 
Pankow, Hugo Westpahl, Armand Tiegs, Iver Lentz . Flower girls: Lucinda Lentz, Eleanor 
Tiegs, Ida Tiegs, Lorraine Pankow, Margaret Pankow, Ruth Westphal, Elfreida Smith, Eve- 
lyn Westphal. ********** july 19^ 1934 

SONORA. .. .Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of John Leinen 
at Wahpeton Wednesday. ********** July 19, 1934 

CLAIRE CITY PRIEST DIES 
Rev. Father Laufer 0. M. I., for a long time ailing and suffering from heart tro- 
uble, became a victim of it Wednesday night at 8 PM., in his home at Claire City. The 
funeral services for the 72 year old priest were conducted at the Catholic Church, at 

Sisseton on Friday ROSHOLT REVIEW. 

********** July 19, 1934 

EFFINGTON MAN DIES 
Elias Monson, of New Effington, died July 4th, at his home near New Effington. 
He was, for many years, a businessman of that city and at one time served as post master. 
He was a pioneer of Roberts County, being 70 years old at the time of his death. His 
wife and seven children survive. 

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TRACTOR CRUSHES YOUTH 

Robert A. Langberg, of near Williston, was killed Tuesday when a tractor with 
which he was working in the field ran over him. The young man was sitting in front of 
the machine smoking a cigarette when for some unknown reason the tractor was automatic- 
ally thrown into gear crushing him to death. 

********** July 19, 1934 

FUNERAL OF KESSEL THOMAS HELD FRIDAY 

Funeral services were held Friday, July 20th, at 2 o'clock PM, for Kessel Floyd 
Thomas at Thief River Falls, MN., from the Erickson and Lund funeral home, the Rev. J. 
A. Jacobson of that city conducting the services. A large number of relatives and frie- 
nds were present to pay their last respects to one who had so suddenly been called to rest 

Kessel was bom in Lime Springs, lA. , Sept. 18th, 1902, and was 31 years and 10 
months old at the time of his death. He graduated from the HanJcinson High School with 
the Class of 1920, and that same year in the fall began his work in the employ of the 
Soo Line and has been with this railroad since then. At the time of his death he was 
depot agent at Harlow, ND. 

Mr. Thomas had been in ill health for some time, but he never complained. On 
Tuesday morning he became critically ill and was rushed to the hospital at Devils Lake, 
where death followed at 4 PM. , of hemorrhages. 

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife. Rose, one son, Glenn Harold, 6 years old, 
two daughters, Mary Lou, 2 years old and Margaret Rose, 6 days old, his parents, Mr. amd 
Mrs. G. H. Thomas, of Enderlin, one brother, Bernard and one sister, Lucille, and many 
other relatives. ********** july 26, 1934 

FATALLY INJURED 

Gordon Wollitz, 14 year old son of Paul Wollitz, of near Lidgerwood, died at the 
Wahpeton Hospital on Wednesday, the result of being kicked in the abdomen by a horse on 
Monday at his home near that city. An operation was performed, revealing that periton- 
itis had set in, and death followed. 

********** July 26, 1934 

AUTO MISHAP FATAL 

Unable to make a turn on a curve resulted in fatal injiiries to George Klinkhammer, 

Sargent County, last week. With him at the time of the accident were his wife and two 

other ladies, who were badly shaken. 

********** July 27, 1934 

TAKEN IN DEATH 
John Kuzel, farmer in Liberty Grove Township, near Lidgerwood died Wednesday at 
the Breckenridge hospital, following an operation for a ruptured appendix. 

********** August 2, 1934 

GENESEO MAN DIED FRIDAY 
Funeral services were held Monday, July 23rd, at 9:30 AM. at St. Martin's Church 
in Geneseo for Bartel Murak, a pioneer of that community, who passed away at his farm 

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home Friday afternoon. ********** August 2, 1934 

MIKE KEIDEL IS CALLED TO PERHAM 

Mr. E. W. Allen and his son-in-law, Mike Keidel, of this city, motored to Perham, 
MN., Saturday evening in response to a message received by Mr. Keidel announcing the ser- 
ious illness of his father, Joseph Keidel. Mr. Keidel 's father passed away on Sunday 
morning at 9:15. He was 74 years old at the time of his death. Funeral services were 
held at Perham on Wednesday. Mr. Keidel remained at Perham, but Mr. Allen returned to 
his home here Sunday. ********** August 9, 1934 

COGSXrt:LL DOCTOP, DIES 

Dr. C. E. Howard, of Cogswell, died at a Fargo Hospital last week after being con- 
fined there for a month. He had practiced in that city for many years aind was one of the 
leading American Legion members of Cogswell. He served as a captain in the United States 
Army during the World War. ********** August 9, 1934 

FORMER LIDGERWOOD GIRL KILLED IN COLORADO 

Miss Ethel Robbins, 21, daughter of Mr. F. E. Robbins, of Veblen, died Sunday, July 
29th, at a hospital in Greely, CO., of injuries received in an automobile accident early 
that morning. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church at Veblen, with the 
Rev. Mc Martin of Sisseton officiating, on Wednesday, Aug. 1st. 

Miss Robbins, with three other young people were returning from attending a front- 
ier celebration at Frontier Days Roundup celebration at Cheyenne, Wyoming to Woodman, CO., 
and were near Greely at the time of the accident. 

"^ It is thought that the driver of the car, a Ford Cabriolet, went to sleep and lost 
control of the machine. 

Miss Robbins was bom west of Lidgerwood, where she, with her parents, spent her 
childhood days. ********** August 9, 1934 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF SISTER-IN-LAW 

Mrs. Chas. Abbott returned here on Monday morning from Minneapolis, where she 
attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Milton Schroeder. Mrs. Schroeder passed 
away on Wednesday and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon. She was laid to rest in 
Stinset Memorial Cemetery. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn their loss: two 
children, James Milton, 9, and Mama May, 4. 

********** August 16, 1934 

YOUTH IS FATALLY BURNED 
Death was the reward for a deed of kindness by Roy Malberg , 22, of Straubville. 
A motorist out of gasoline went to the Malberg farm home for some gas late at night. 
Roy obligingly went to his car and with the aid of a lantern proceeded to drain the req- 
uired amount from his automobile. The flame from the lantern ignited the fumes and imm- 
ediately the youth was con^letely enveloped by fire. At the Oakes Hospital physicians 
coxild do nothing for him and he died twenty-fotir hours after the accident occurred. 

********** August 16, 1934 

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A bahy boy was bom to Mr. and Mrs. John Chapin Friday morning at the ICnmip Hosp- 
ital. The little one lived only two hours. Fiineral services were held at Lidgerwood 
Saturday afternoon. Burial was made there. 

********** Augtist 16, 1934 

FORMER SOUTHWEST LIDGERWOOD PEOPLE LOSE BABY 
The seventeen months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson, former residents of 
southwest of Lidgerwood, was scalded to death two weeks ago. A pail of hot water was on 
the stove, and the little fellow pulled the pall off, spilling the water on himself. He 
lived a week after the accident. Mrs. Anderson will be remembered as Miss Olga Adland, 
now living in Texas. •*•»»**«** August 23, 1934 

FRED KLAWITTER TAKEN BY DEATH 
Pioneer Homesteader Died on Natal Anniversary After Stroke 
Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) for Fred Klawitter, pioneer 
Hankinson resident, who passed away at his home here after a two weeks' illness. Rev. j. 
P. Klausler will conduct the services at the Lutheran Church. 

Fred Klawitter was bom on Aug. 27th, 1859, in West Prussia, Germany, and in May, 
1872, came to America, with his parents, settling first at St. Paul, MN., where he was 
confirmed in the Lutheran Church. In 1878 he came to Belford where he took up a homestead. 
In 1884 he was married to Emllle Kirsch to which xmion six children were bom, four of 
whom survive: Wllliajn, of Lidgerwood; Ernest, of Wyndmere; Mrs. Emma Schultz, Lidgerwood; 
Fred , Jr . , of Lidgerwood . 

After leaving the farm Mr. Klawitter moved to Hainkinson, where he worked as a tins- 
smith for Max Wipperman, and continued to make this city his home vintil his death, which 
occurred on the anniversary of his birth, Aug. 27th. 

********** August 30, 19 34 

MRS. JOHN REIMAN DIED IN MAPLETON 
Mrs. George Bladow and son, Edward Martin, her niece, Mrs. Gerald Pankow, her nep- 
hew, Walter Bork and Mr. George Reiman returned to their home here Thursday of last week 
from Mapleton, MN., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Bladow's daughter, Mrs. John 
Reiman. Mrs. Reiman passed away Sunday, Augtist 19th, the cause of her death being blood 
poisoning, which followed when she cut her foot on a piece of barbed wire. Funeral ser- 
vices were held at Mapleton on Wednesday of last week. Besides her husband her mother 
and brother, she leaves to movim her loss six children, the oldest, Phyllis, being 11, 
Maurice, Louis, Ada, Bernice and Gladys, the youngest, who is 18 months old. The Reimem 
family resided at White Rock, SD., until last April when they moved to Mapleton. 

********** August 30, 1934 

MRS. ALBERT STEFFENS DIED ON TUESDAY 
Great Bend was saddened Wednesday when they learned of the death of Mrs . Albert 
Steffens, who passed away at her home Tuesday evening after a short illness. Summer flu 
followed by complications, was the cause of death. Her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wm. Tribke and sister, Mrs. Harry Koppelman and a nurse and doctor were at her bedside 

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continually the last day, but all that loving hands could do was of no avail. 

Ethel Tribke was bom on April 9th, 1910, and was at the time of her death 24 
years, 4 months and 12 days old. She leaves to mourn: her hi:isband, two little children, 
Diane, 2, amd baby Arlene, 6 months. Also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tribke, one 
sister, Mrs. Harry Koppelman and a host of other near relatives and friends. 

********** Augiost 30, 1934 

YOUTH KILLED 
Henry Locke, 21, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Locke, Devils Lake, was instantly 
killed and Helen Cady, also of that city, is near death at a hospital there as the re- 
sult of an automobile collision at the intersection of highways number 17 and 29 south 
of Starkweather, early Saturday morning. 

********** August 30, 1934 

GIRL KILLED 

Buried under 1,500 pounds of rock, Mildred Lehman, 17, Hettinger, was killed last 

week. A searching party found her body when she failed to return home. Only her feet 

protruded from the mass of fallen rock. 

********** August 30, 1934 



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INDEX to FILM # 1579 - HANKINSON NEWS 



Aadland 130,207 

Aasen 128 

Abbott 206 

Abraham 152 

Abram 56 

Adamson 28 

Ackerson 24 

Akre 34 

Alberts 177 

Albright 41 

Aldrich 17 

Alheide 157 

Allain 108 

Allen 43,206 

Alles 102 

Althoff 52 

Ambach 65,103 

Anderson .7,20,26,32,38,39 

103 , 148 , 150 , 200 , 207 

Andrist 36 

" "An Offer" 8 

Armstrong 77 

Amdt 3,179 

Ame 83 

Aschwege 125 

Astrup 25 

Auty 13 

. B 

Babcock 42,123 

Bagg 7,131 

Bailey 197 

Baker 21,35,39,193 

Ball 9 

Ballard 120 

Ballentine 168 

Barfknecht 118,129 

Barney 91 , 187 

Barns 112 

Barta 187 



Bartels 161 

Bates 33 

Baxter 121 

Beard 92 

Beattie 113 

Beck 140,143,173 

Becker 10,115,126 

Behm 112 

Beito 1,131,188 

Baling 196 

Bell 2,61 

Bellin 150 

Bemis 37 

Benson 2 

Berg 24,25,78,108 

Bergman 58,191 

Bergstrcm 152 

Berhow 39 

Bemeird 41,73 

Bemdt 14,166,200,202 

Bemetz 146 

Berresf ord 18 

Berriger 143 

Bertelson 9,10 

Bhnson 166 

Biegel 40 

Biggs 59 

Billey 191 

Bimbaum 112 

Bisek 27,42 

Biske 71,122 

Bladow ,..35,45,108,121,207 

Blaser 127 

Blazek 171 

Boehning 1 

Bohenstingle 113,114 

Bohlson 197 

Bohn 19,22,29,35,38 

97 , 108 , 158 , 182 , 186 



Boll 78,104 

Bolt 75 

Bommersbach 166 

Bonzer 137 

Bork 15 

Boss 169 

Bott 57 

"Bounty" 41 

Bozeman 142 

Brackin 7,103,196 

Brcindhager 165 

Bramdner , . 151 

Brendel 96,97,186 

Bresnahan 104,185 

Breuer 10 

Brokaw 141 

Brown 22,24,172,192 

Bruse 156 

Brusletter 143 

Brummund 25 

Buck 89 

Buckhouse 15 

Buckmaster 65 

Buegel 108 

Bullis 20 

Buntin 75 

Burcham 10 

Burf ening 134 

Burge 25 

Burke 115 

Bumson 9,30,31 

Burton 54 

Buss 37 



Canhan 2 

Carlson 32,42,160,185 

Carpenter 124 



Carroll 



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Carson 176 

Causemaker 181 

Cays 69,70 

Chamerlain 140 

Chapin 42,143,167,207 

Chesck 1 

Chmell 57,175 

Christenson . . ..39,159,189 
Christianson ..62,158,182 

Christopherson 10 

Chtimick 129 

Clarek 5 

Clark 158 

Class 12 

Classen 91 

Claussen 93 

Clements 112 

Cleveland 161 

Coffaa 93 

Cockran 132 

Coleman 58,131 

Cook 2 

Coolidge 120 

Coppin 61 

Cox 109,120 

Craig 102 

Crocker 142 

Crouse 36 

Cryan 116 

D 

Dagner 101 

Dalseg 20 

Dcunan 10 

Deans 65 

"Decline" 45 

De Fea 146 

De Labarre 141 

Delling 148 

Delyremple 196 

De Mynck 188 



De Van 46 

Devol 12 

Dibbert 41,47 

Differding 61 

Dobberstein 128 , 129 

Doctor 147 

Dorson 174 

Dougherty 97,99,172 

Dozak 76 

Draeger 51 

Drickes 180 

Drisko 50 

Droen 50 

Duba 49 

Dudley 131 

Durkee 9 

Durst 10 

Dvorak 113 

Dybdahl 48 

E 

Ebel 18,169 

Eberhardt 3 

Edgren 164 

Edman 119 

Edstrom 160 

Egan 9,127 

Eggers 40 

Ehlers 193 

Ehret 102 

Eichhom ■. .18 

Ellingson 101 , 114 

Elliott 203 

Emde 4 

Enger 36 

Erb 21 

Erickson 21,67,90 

Ernst 177 

P 

Factor 179,181 

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Fairbanks 44 

Falk 180 

Farrington 12,149,188 

Fay 45 

Feigner 180 

Fellbaum 46,102 

Felton 18,104 

Fischer ...67,152,168,202 

Fitzgerald 40 

Fjorstad 92 

Foeltz 180 

Foley 33 

Forman ...134,139,140,190 

Fortunate 22 

Foss 119 

Foulds 82 

Fox 49,167 

Frnadsen 21 

Franta 7,148,164,165 

Frazier 97 

Frenzel 47 

Friday 87 

Fritz 170 

Front 16 

Fuglen 191 

G 

Gaab 110 

Gadcke 117 

Gaedcke 130,153,154 

Gajer 170 

Garry 80 

Gardner 86 

Cast 37 

GauJaer 2,35,108 

Gebhcirt 7,10 

Gebrp 19 

Gehler 48,111 

Geisler 152,169,173 

Gensback 190 

Gereszek 192 



Gertson 170 

Gibson 120,191 

Gifford 51 

Gilbourne 190 

Gillard 24 

Gillespie 201 

Glander 150 

Glasner 201 

Godejohn 52 

Godf redson 136 

Godf ried 180 

Goerger 23 

Gollnick 202 

Goolsbey 54 , 190 

Gotham 194 

Gowin 185 

Graham 61 

Grant 32 

Green 65,106,191 

Greenland 57 

Greenlund 39 

Greenwood 13 

Griffith 9 

Grohnke 50 

Gruba 25 

Grunholz 66 

Gulleson 125 

Gully 48 

Gustaf son 37 

Gustavel 96 

Gustman 4 

H 

Haalland 186 

Hagness 52 

Hald 120 

Halvorson 85 

Hammer 2 , 17 

Hammerschmidt 105 

Hanapel 59 



Hankinson 61,63 

Hcinlon 101,186 

Hannon 51 

Hansen 38 

Hanson 21,27,50,83 

124,129,180,160 

Hargrave 60 

Harris 68 

Hartleben 144 

Hartman 6 

Haugen 48 

Haus 23,40 

Hauskins 105 

Hay 104 

Haycraft 164,193 

Hayes 67 

Healey 187 

Heder 188 

Heesch 15,61,93 

Heger 4 

Hegne 69 

Heine 138 

Heins 13 

Heise 118 

Heley 29,44 

Helgeson 85 

Heling 121,152 

Hell 198 

Hellar 46 

Helmers 149 

Hendricks 42,190 

Hendrickson 84 

Henger 35 

Henke 58 

Hentz 88,185 

Herman 169,173,179 

Hermes 35 

Herriman 36 

Herron 190 

Hetland 22 

(211) 



Hexom 158 

Hilbom 137 

Hinck 13,138 

Hingst 65 

Hipp 4 

Hlavnicka 90 

Hodgins 134 

Hoefs 16,45,46,56 

171,183,184 

Hoffman.. 8, 29, 132, 137, 177 

Hohenstem 204 

Hollands 127 

Holm 39 

Hoist 43 

Holthausen 16 

Holz 125 

Homan 45 

Honl 160 

Horneber 38 

Houder 164 

Hoverson 7 

Howard 206 

Hmcir 87 

Hubbard 24 

Hubrig 161 

Huckle 32 

Hudson 100 

Huffman 169 

Hulland 40 

Huss 86,190 

Hustad 187 , 188 

I 

Indahl 145 

Ingers 198 

Ingerson 77 

Ivetz 176 



Jackson 42,51,121,134,176 

Jacobson 95 

Jaeger 2,14,38,93 

Jahnke 83 

Jahoda 1,171 

Jarl 197 

Jarski 5,21,36,144 

180,201 

Jellum 96 

Jensen 10 , 57 

Jentz 117 

Johnson ....2,16,54,56,57 

84,90,91,182,195,197 

Jones. 38,39,114,132 

134,137,157 

Jorbeck 21 

Jube 190 



Kackman «....28 

Kadoun 86 

Kahn 9,165 

Karst 193 

Kath 35,143 

Kavolski 88 

Kazmarck 38 

Keidel 206 

Keil 141 

Kelsey 27,72,82 

Kenyon 73,75 

Kerling 196 

Kern 132 

Kieffer 143 

Kiel 187 

Kiley 41 

Killiam 118 

King 66,181 

Kirsch 124,207 

Kjelstrup 121,131,152 



Klar 39,147 

Klausler 49,162 

Klawitter 207 

Kleeman 199 

Klein 59,131,190 

Klema 178 

Klemik 32 

Klinkhammer 145,205 

Knudsen 23 

Knutson 35,182 

Kocourek 15 

Koeppe 48 , 178 

Koppelman 10,108,153 

154,194,208 

Korf 90 

Korth 121 

Kotchian 164 

Kouba 194 

Krajeck 187 

Kraker 62 

Kramer 72 

Krause 30,95,125,129 

150,161,169,182,204 

Krenz 132 

Kressin 106,151 

Kretchman 94 

Kriesel 71,74 

Kris 192 

Kromer 34 

Kroneman 88 

Kronick 22 

Kruckek 45 

Krueger 1,15,32,70,117,158 

Kruse 13 

Kuchynka 41 

Kuehn 83 

Kurschinsky 99 

Kusta 99 

Kutter 27,161,163 



Kutzer 95 

Kuzel 205 

Kvainmen 42 

L 

Labby 163 

Laboda 63,175 

Lamb 5,10,141 

Lambert 7 

Lambertz 124 

Landre 122 

Landro 1,15 

Lange 91 

Langberg 205 

Langstaff 108 

Lcingtmi 52 

Larson 33,46,58,134 

Lauber 7 

Lauder 10 

Lauf er 204 

Laiirer 32 

Lawler 200 

Layton 55 , 160 

Lea 33 

Leathart 83 

Leavitt 17 

Lee 166 

Leen 40 

Lehman 198,208 

Leinen 204 

Lentz 203,204 

Lenz 135,181 

Lenzen 158,164 

Leroy 187 

Lewis 34,43 

Libke 36,40,189,190 

Lilley 159 

Lindbergh 77 

Linehan 2 

Lindquist 150 



(212) 



Little 186 

"Little Sioux" 159 

Livingood 187,203 

Locke 208 

Loessin 20,163 

Lohmann 173 

Lohre 7 

Loll 37,202 

Lorentz 112 

Lorenz 72 

Lowry 126 

Lozier 13 

Lubenow 182 , 200 , 202 

Ludwig 94 

Lueck 21,34,36,172 

Lugert 20,21 

Luke 9 

Lyman 143 

Lyon 105 

M 

Macheel 30 

"MacQueen 55 

Magnuson 8 

Malberg 206 

Maleaux 17 

Malek 45 

Malle 147 

Maltzahn 53 

Manikowski 121 

Markell 132 

Marks 156 

Mar ley 181 

Martenson 198 

Martin 8 

Martinek 23 

Martiin 20 

Marvin 76 

Mashek 146 

Mason 200 



Matheson 11 

Mattson 5 

Mc Galium 149 

Mc Cloy 2 

Mc Cullough..l0,87,135,136 

Mc Cullian 63 

Mc Cumber 141 

Mc Donell 5,68,69 

Mc Hugh 42 , 194 

Mc Laughlin 88 

Mead 85 

Medenwaldt 116,136 

182,183,189 

Meinhardt 181 

Melzer 7 

Merrifield 197 

Mertes 45,52 

Metcalf 36 

Metzger 42 

Meyer 50,62,64,67,201 

Meyers 22 

Miesen 73 

Milbrandt 200 

Miller ...79,83,85,118,163 

Mingelberte 79 

Minnehan 79 

Mittag 3 

Mitzel 146 

Moeller 16 

Moen 23 

Mof f ett 10 

Mohler 13 

Mohs 19,181,185 

Mongoven 145 

Monson 39,203,204 

Moore 92 , 95 

Morgcin 60,94 

Morrow 77 

Mose 85 

Motis , 56 



Mouer 63 

Mourer 37,81,118,156,181 

Movius 1,68,179 

Mrachek 37 

Muehler 4,144.175 

177,184 

Mumm 8,148 

Miond 34 

Mundinger 28 

Murak 205 

Murphy 51,170 

N 

Narum 179 

Nehmer 37,125 

Nehotte 30 

Helson 27,35,71,160 

Nemecek 76 

Ness 38 

Neumann 52 

Nibbe 149 

Nichels 108 

Nogowski 170 

Nohr 59 

Nolly 103 

Noonan 123 

Norby 17 

Nordland 55,136 

Northridge 28 

Novack 100 

Novak 86,172 

Nugent 7 

O 

Obelt 103 

O' Conner 72 

Odenbach 85,199 

Odenbrett 23,30 

O'Hara 141 

Ohm 44,163 

Olbom 118 



(213) 



Ollrich 124 

Olson 26,62,64,79,128 

O'Neil 74 

Orth 55,148,149 

Osbon 40 

Osborn 154 

Osborne 14 

Ostby 86,191 

Ostline 8 

Ostrander 72 

Otten 184 

Otto 189 

Outzen 151 

P 

Pace 12 

Padecitt 198 

Palzak 85 

Pankow 15,204,207 

Parizek 76 

Pasbrig 128 

Pasek 196 

Patch 143 

Patterson 96 

Pausch 13 

Pautz 103 

Payne 140 

Peck 134 

Peckinovsky 182 

Peisha 27 

Pelvit 72 

"Pensions" 34,39 

Peschel 88 

Peters 36 

Peterschick 161 

Peterson 23,28,39,77 

131,153 

Petrick 39 

Petterson 81,84 

Pierson 107 



Pietz 12,37,131 

Pigott 198 

Pirmantgen 12 

Pitzen 13 

Podhola 2,35 

Pohl 36,57,103 

Polfuss 98 

Ponath 112 

Popp 2,19,24,128 

"Poppies" 89 

Poppler 106 

Port 73 

Poss 14 

Powers 21,25,142,175 

Prasek 11 

Pribbemow .69,86 

Prochnow 35,42,55 

Propp 91 

Puehl 23 

Pytten 120 

Q 

Quamm 182 

Quarre 116 

Quenette 20 

R 

Radke 116,125,132 

Raedcke 119 

Radloff 1,44,47,66 

150,153 165 

Ramsey 9 

Randall 48 

Reddy 2,94 

Reiman 207 

Reinke 16 

Rennicks 130 

Rennix 50 

Rettig 3 

Ricker 33 

Rickert 177 



Rieck 182 

Rinde 5 

Roab 14 

Robbins 206 

Rockne 122 

Roeder 3,15,116 

Rohl 103 

Roob 131 

Rood 19 

Rose 88 

Rosengren 34 

Ross 51 

Roth 166 

Ruder 124 

Rue 2 

Russell 10 

Rustad 46 

Ryan 77,80 

Ryland 23 

S 

Saleswiski .129 

Sander 199 

Sarff 181 

Sasse 101 

Sauppe 132 

Schaan 197 

Schaf er 164 

Scheller 19,135 

Scheleney 63 

Schennum 64 

Schense 129 

Schierscher 58 

Schilitz 3,24 

Schillinger 112 

Schlapkohl 188,203 

Schley 38,135 

Schmidt 16,88 

Schmitt 32,41 

Schmitz 48 



(214) 



Schoench 181 

Schouer 105 

Schram 61,81,112,196 

Schrieber 186 

Schroeder 2,3,4 ,17,66 

102,164,184,206 

Schuck 65 

Schuett 14,23,87 

122,128,185 

Schiih 82 

Schulenburg 192 

Schultz 11,96,98 

Schultze 202 

Schulz 8,85,94 

Schuster 71 

Scott 164 

Seaburg 149 

Sebastian 192 

Sedler 20,189 

Seefeld 63 

Seeley 102 

Seeling 83 

Seifelt 181 

Sekerel 74 

Selleck 145 

Sellner 115 

Shakla 21 

Sheldon 169 

Shelland 172 

Shelleny 194 

Shelton 101 

Sherman 184 

Siefken 5 

Simon 52 

Simondson 89 

Simonson 84 

Simpson 4 

Slaby 34 

Slopcole 25 

Smart 167 



Smearer 57 

Smith 9,10,11,30,31,32 

41,64,196,204 

Soehner 105 

Solsrud 17 

Sommerf eldt 105 

Sonnenstuhl 9 

Sonstegard 140 

Sorlien 12 

Spriser 13 

Spellerberg 24 

Spreckles 185 

Springer 37,42,111 

Stach 152,154 

Stack .1,39,50,118,152,178 

Stave 2,48 

Steen 17,84 

Steffens 207 

Stein 128 

Steinbauch 53 

Steinwehr 39 

Stenger 75 

Stenson 37 

Stephanson 69 

Stibel 175 

Stickel 200 

Stiles 112 

Stillwell 114,155 

Stitler 36 

Stock 145 

Stoltenow 20 , 111 , 136 

Stone 81 

"Storm" 43,44 

Stovem 131 

Stowe 23 

Strait 78 

Stran 146 

Strand 100 , 201 

Stramdberg 32 

Streeter 162 



Strege 12,20,40 

98,100,173 

Streissel 124 

Stroehl 47 

Stnible 59 

Stucky 5 

Sunde 96,99 

"Survivor" 104 

Susag 109 

Swanson 9,11,20,21,27 

96,99,177 

Sykora 147 

Syverson 142 

T 

Tallman 36 

Tarr 11 

Taylor 41,60,143 

Tesdell 32 

T. £• W. •.•..••••••••• JL66 

Tews 177,184 

Theede 30 

Thiel 29,30,82 

Thiele 17 

Thomas 109,203,205 

Thomason 167 

Thompson 29,119,178 

Thorson 8 

Tiegs 11,138,204 

Tillisch 151,181 

Timmins 109 

Tinseth 27 

Tipping 71 

Tisch 145 

Tobin 11 

Tohm 91 

Tolo 52 

Tribke 207 

Trousil 189 

Truax 137 



(215) 



Truesdell 10 

Tuepker 37 

Tullock 96 

Turek 29 

Tyson 158 

U 
Unknown 95 

V 

Valentine 66 

Vanderwerf 50 

Van Gilder 149 

Van Hoesen 108 

Van Vleck 108 

Vedder 88 

Vig 125 

Vinge 23,56 

Vodegel 124 

Voeller 197 

Voeltz 95 

Vogt 39 

Vohnson 10 

Voves 124 

W 

Wacha 54 

Wadsworth 20 

Wagner 38,179 

Wallin 198 

Wallrich 14 

Walsh 127 

Wanous 110 

Watrzeka 165 

Wawers 24 

Weber 163,196 

Wegner 150 

Weinkauf 25,48,183 

Weiss 202 

Welch 36 

Welk 173 



Wentz 3 

Westphal 33,204 

Wiebush 117 

Wieser 14 

Willard 72 

Williams 37 , 87 , 114 , 157 

Wilson 147 

Winefelt 11 

Winje 49,181 

Winter 189 

Wipperman 22,130 

Wirth 53,167,168 

Wisnewski 30 

Withnell 49 

Witt 48,92,117,200 

Witte 43,58,169,173 

Wohlwend 32 

Woidtke 24 

Woiwode 162 

Wolfe ..75,126,132,143,168 

Wolfer 7 

Wolleman 134 

Wollitz 21,96,205 

Wolter 144 

Wolters 30 

Wondersee 105 

Woodrich 5 

Woolsey 27 

Womer 17,115 

y 

Yaeger 201 

Yana 130,131,133 

135,138,142,168 

Yenna 127 

YoTing 172 



Z 

Zatechka 157 

Zentgraf 110 

Zentner 36 

Ziegelmann 79,177 

Ziegler .24 

Ziemcin 99 

Zietlow 88,146 

Zietz 21,25 

Zinyk 148 

Zirbel 188 



(216)