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August 30, 1934 - August 21, 1937 

MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEIffiNT EXTRACTIONS 
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The HANKINSON NEIJS 
HANKINSON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA 

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Elizabeth M. Collins 

11638 SE 164th St. 

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Film # 1580 HANKINSON NEWS Aug. 30, 1934 - Aug. 21, 1937 

FOUR COUPLES EXCHANGE VOWS 
Mertes - Althoff 
A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic 
Church in Maintador 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 neair Barney. 

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

FORMER HANKINSON TEACHER MARRIED 
Announcements have been received in this city by friends of Harold M. Tolo, former 
teacher in the local high school, telling of his marriage to Miss Leila Ethylyn Lajigum, 
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, XL., where he will 
be engaged in the teaching profession. Mr. Tolo taught here many years cuid 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 paursonage , Friday , 
Aug. 17th, by Rev. J. H. Meier. Miss Dene Hagness, sister of the groom, acted as brides- 
maid and Mr. Alvin Hcurrington was best man. A wedding reception was held at the home of 
the brides 's parents, at Lidgerwood. 

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

NEOMAN - GODEJOHN 
Miss Rose Neuman, daughter of Mrs. Fred Neuman of Brightwood, and Mr. Arthur Code John, 
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 bestman. The 
bride was attired in a beautiful gown of blue silk. A wedding supper was served in the 

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home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Fred Neiunan. Only immediate relatives were in attendance. 

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 

WEDDINGS UNITE MANY COUPLES 
Miss Catherine Harrington Becomes Bride of Mr. Matt Elson 

Word reched The NEWS this weelc of the marriage of Miss Catherine Harrington, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrington, of New Effington, SD., and Mr. Matt Elson, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Elson, of Elma. 

The marriage took place at Aberdeen on Wednesday, September 5th. Both the bride and 
groom are well known here. Mr. Elson is an industrious fcirmer and has been engaged in 
farming in Elma for many years . 

They have a host of friends here who extend congratulations and best wishes for a 

long eind happy wedded life. The happy couple will make their home on the groom's father's 

farm in Elma. The groom's parents, who now reside on the place, will move into their 

Hankinson residence. ********** o^». -.^i^,^ 

********** September 13, ]934 

KRUMP - KRAUSE 

St. Anthony's church in Fairmount was the scene of a very pretty wedding Tuesday morn- 
ing when Miss Leona Krump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Krump, of Sonora, and Mr. Carl 
Krause, son of Mr. Carl Krause of Fairmount, were united in marriage by Rev. Father Biernes. 
Miss Marie Krimip, sister of the bride was the bridesmaid and Joseph Krianp, brother of the 
bride, acted as best man. 

The bride was prettily dressed in a gown of white silk with cap-shaped veil of the 
same color. She carried a beautiful bouquet of roses. The bridesmaid wore a dress of 
pale green silk and Ccirried a bouquet of pink tea roses. After the wedding a reception 
was held in the home of the bride's parents. About one hundred guests, relatives of the 
couple, were present. In the evening a wedding dcince was given in Fairmount. 

Both of the contracting parties are well known in this vicinity. The bride is a charm- 
ing and talented young lady and the groom is a capable farmer. The many friends of the 
contracting parties extend congratulations . 

The newlyweds will make their home on a farm near Fairmount. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Berg, 
of this city, grandparents of the bride attended the wedding. 

********** September 13, ]934 

FORMER TEACHER MARRIED 

There are many here in and around this city who will remember Miss Mary Tucker of 
Tintah, MN . , who taught five miles west of this city in Brightwood Township and who will 
be interested in hearing of her marriage to Mr. John Zimmerman, of Minneapolis. The wed- 
ding took place at St. Gall's Church at Tintah last Wednesday. After a wedding trip they 
will make their home in Minneapolis where Mr. Zimmermcin is employed. 

********** September 13, ]934 

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WEDDINGS 
Miss Ivadell Barger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, C. W. Barger, Rutland and Charles 
Kohoutek, Jr., of Lidgerwood were married on August 30th, by Judge Ponath. Katherine 
Mc Kee of Fargo, and Gilbert Movius, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Movius of Lidgerwood, will 
be married on Oct. 20th. 

********** September 13, 1934 

SOUTHWEST COUPLE MARRIED 
A pretty home wedding was solemnized at the Robert Strege home Saturday, Sept. 15th, 
when their daughter. Miss Myrtle, became the bride of Mr. Ray Kutter, Rev. Cloeter cond- 
ucting the service , attended only by immediate relatives . 

The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of velvet and carried a bouquet of beaut- 
iful flowers, the groom was sxiited in the conventional black. Mr. Ferdinand Meyer, an 
Dncle of the groom, was best man and Miss Hazel Strege was the bridesmaid. 

The young couple are well ajid favorably known in this community, where they have both 
grown since childhood. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kutter ajid has lived on 
the farm with his parents during his life. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Strege, and grew to womanhood in this community. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kutter will make their home with the groom's parents on their farm, and 
a host of good and true friends wish for them happiness. 

********** September 20, 19 34 

CROOKS - MOELLOR 
A wedding was solemnized at the parsonage of Rev. Schumacher in Tyler Monday, when 
Miss Ruth Crooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Crooks, of LaMars, became the bride of 
Martin Moellor, of White Rock, near where they will make their home. 

********** September 20, 1934 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDING 
Miss Jessie Bertelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bertelson, of south of Fair- 
mount, and Elmer Wettstein were married at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount on Wednesday. 

********** September 20, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS RING OUT AGAIN 
Miss Harrietta Boelke Becomes Bride of Raymond Reinke 
A very pretty wedding which united two prominent young people of the north community 
occurred Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock in St. Philips Catholic Church, when Miss Harrietta 
Boelke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boelke became the bride of Mr. Raymond V. Reinke, 
son of Mrs. Michael Ginsbach. Rev. Father Studnicka officiated. 

The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin with a tunic of Spanish 
lace. Her veil was cap effect and she carried a bouquet of yellow bridal roses. She was 
attended by her cousin. Miss Marie Fredricks , of Wahpeton, who acted as bridesmaid. Miss 
Fredricks wore a gown of royal blue and carried a bouquet of roses cind snapdragons. The 
groom wore the conventional blue and was attended by Cyril Boelke, brother of the bride. 
After the ceremony the bridal party and immediate relatives drove to the Boelke farm 

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near Tyler where a sumptuous wedding feast was enjoyed by all. The home was beautifully 
decorated, the color scheme carried out being pink and white. 

The guests and hundreds of friends gathered at the Tyler hall for the evening where 
dancing was enjoyed by all. The happy couple left immediately on a wedding trip to lakes 
in Minnesota cU»d points of interest in that state. They will make their home near Great 
Bend with the bride's parents. 

The contracting parties are both well and favorably known here. They are both grad- 
uates of the Wahpeton High School. The bride is a cheirming young lady and the groom is an 
industrious fanner and have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes 
for the future. ********** September 27, 1934 

KRUCKER - SCHRDEDER 

The following write-up was printed in the Tuesday edition of the Fargo Forum , and tells 
of the wedding of a former Hankinson mem: 

"Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Viola Krucker and Fritz Schroeder, both 
of Fargo, on September 22nd, in the parsonage of Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Vance Web- 
ster officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder will make their home here. Miss Hilda Schroeder 
and Hans Schroeder, brother and sister of the bridegroom, were attendants." 

The groom, a son of Mrs. Amelia Schroeder, of Fargo, is well and favorably known here, 
the Schroeder family being former residents of this city. "Fritz" grew to manhood here 
cind attended the public schools. He is now employed in Fcu:go. A host of friends extend 
congratulations. ********** September 27, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passenheim sent out announcement cards from Huron, SD., to relatives 
here, announcing the marriage of their daughter. Fern, to James Klassen, on Sept. 23rd. 

********** September 27, 1934 
MAROHL - ORTH 
Two young rural folks. Miss Mathilda Marohl and Mr. Urban Orth, were among those of 
this vicinity to take wedding vows recently. They were married at the German Lutheran 
parsonage south of Lidgerwood, with Rev. Cloeter officiating on Tuesday afternoon. 
LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** September 27, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Margaret Fallon Becomes Bride of Mr. Edwin Martin 
St. Phillip's Catholic Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday morn- 
ing when Miss Margaret Fallon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fallon, became the bride of 
Mr. Edwin Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bladow. The marriage took place at 9 o'clock 
with Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka officiating. 

The bride was gowned in a dress of white silk crepe and wore a beautiful long cape- 
effect veil. She carried a bouquet of astors, snapdragons and babybreath. Miss Alice 
Stenger acted as bridesmaid and was attired in a gown of pink silk with accessories to 

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match. She Ccurried a beautiful bouquet of gladiolas. The groom wore a suit of convent- 
ional blue. He was attended by Mr. Emil Jahn. 

After the wedding ceremony the bridal party proceeded to the home of the bride's 
parents in Elma, where a reception was held for the immediate friends and relatives of 
the couple. The home wsis prettily decorated with natural flowers for the occasion. 

The happy couple will make their home with the bride's parents. Both the bride and 
groom are well Icnown here. The bride, who grew to womanhood here is a chaunning and populeir 
young lady and the groom is an ambitious young main. They have a large circle of friends 
who extend congratulations eind best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** October 4, 1934 

WEDDING 

The John Moen home neeir Hammer was the scene of a happy occasion on Monday, Oct. 
1st, at high noon, when Miss Selma Moen became the bride of James Anderson, of Grand 
Forks, ND. Rev. Sandager of Fort Ransom, ND., officiated. 

********** October 11, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
GUSTMAN - MILBRANDT NUPTIALS ARE SOLEMNIZED 

Miss Mabel Gustman and Mr. Chcirles Milbramdt were quietly married in the peirsonage 
of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Wednesday evening. Rev. J. H. Meier, performing 
the ceremony. The beautiful double wedding ring ceremony was used. 

The attendants were Miss Nell Gustman and Harry Gustman, brother and sister of the 
bride. The bride was attired in a gown of tan silk flat crepe with a cape effect veil 
and carried a bouquet of bridal roses and ferns. The bridesmaid wore a dress of flowered 
silk flat crepe and carried a bouquet of carnations and ferns. The groom and his attend- 
ant wore the conventional blue. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustauin, securing her education and 
growing to womcinhood in this community. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ccirl Milbrandt 
and is an industrious yoiing feinner, residing on a farm just east of town, where they will 
make their home. 

The young couple have a host of friends , who join in wishing for them a long and 
happy wedded life. ********** October 18, 1934 

ALICE NEHMER AND ALBERT STOLTENOW WED TODAY 

A shower was given at the home of Mr. eind Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Sr. , near Great 
Bend Saturday evening in honor of Miss Alice Nehmer and Albert Stoltenow, Jr., whose marr- 
iage took place this (Thursday) afternoon. A very pleasant evening was spent and the 
young couple received many beautiful and useful gifts. 

Miss Alice Nehmer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nehmer of near Mantador. Albert 
Stoltenow, Jr., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Sr., of near Great Bend. The 
wedding took place at the Belford church at 3 o'clock this afternoon. 

********** October 19, 1934 

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WEDDING BELLS 

Herb Glander, former resident of this city and Miss B. Sunby, of Enderlin, ND . , were 
united in marriage at Enderlin Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Miss Beartrice Sunby, sister 
of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Eddie Coppin was best man. 

After the wedding ceremony a reception was held for immediate relatives and friends 
in the home of the bride's parents. Those who attended from here were the Misses Priscilla 
Wilm, Lena Medenwaldt and Harry Medenwaldt. 

Herb is well known here, having resided in this city up xontil a few years ago when 
he moved to Wahpeton where he now edits The Reminder. The bride is a graduate of the 
State School of Science and is an accomplished young lady. Herb's mainy friends here extend 
their congratulations. ********** November 1, 1934 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN MARRIED 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nulph received word last week of the marriage of their son, Harold 
to Miss Mary Drader of Sheldon, MT. The marriage ceremony was performed by Justice of 
the Peace W. T. Cavett on Monday, Oct. 22nd. Witnesses to the ceremony were Margaret 
O'Connor and Lloyd Jacobson. Harold left here some time ago and is now employed as a 
musician at the Sullivan Hotel in Sheldon. He has many friends here who extend congrat- 
ulations. ********** November 1, 1934 

Mrs. S. Portner and son and daughter, John and Mrs. Earl Coppin, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Leo Bommersbach motored to Lowry, MN., Sunday to attend the marriage of Mr. Portner 's 
nephew, Mr. Ben Bisek, which took place there Monday. 

********** November 1, 1934 

POPULAR YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED 

Miss Veronica Scheller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Scheller and Mr. Stanley 
MacQueen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MacQueen, were united in marriage by Rev. Joseph F. 
Studnicka Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. 

Miss Mathilda Scheller, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Duane Mac- 
Queen, brother of the groom was best man. 

In the evening a wedding reception was given at the home of the bride's parents. 
Immediate relatives and friends were present. 

Both the bride and groom are well and favorably known in this city. They attended 
the local high school. Miss Scheller graduated in 1932 and is a talented young lady. Both 
parties have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for a long and 
happy wedded life. ********** November 8, ]934 



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FORMER RESIDENT IS MARRIED IN MItTOESOTA 

Word has been received in Hankinson of the marriage of Elmer F. Ziegelnan, of Sauk 
Center, fiii . , to Miss Shirley Maircyes , of Long Prairie, MN., which occurred on Saturday 
Nov. 10th. The groom formerly resided in the Hankinson vicinity. 

********** November 15, 1934 

MANY WEDDINGS DURING THE WEEK 

At 8:30 o'clock on Tuesday raDrning , Nov. 13th, the marriage of Eanma Duwenhoegger 
and Henry Foersch was solemnized with nuptial high mass in St. Feter and St. Paul's church 
in Mantador, Rev. Fr. Kuehn reading the mass. 

The bride was attired in beautiful white satin charmense trimmed in lace, and cape 
shape veil and carried a bouq[uet of yellow roses. Her attendant, her sister Josepha, 
wore a dress of pale green satin charmense and carried a corsage of American Beauty roses. 
The groan wore blue, and the best man, Erving Schultz, nephew of the groom, wore black. 

After the ceremony the relatives gathered at the home of the bride's parents, where 
a large wedding feast was prepared. The happy couple have the congratulations and best 
wishes for many years of happiness . 

On the same day of the wedding of their daughter, Emma, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Duwenhoeg- 
ger , Sr . , celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary . A very large number of friends and 
relatives gathered at their home for the occasion. 

********** November 15, 1934 

FORMER HANKINSON YOUNG LADY IS MARRIED 

Miss Esther Bladow, daughter of Mr. amd Mrs. Charles Bladow of Brightwood, was united 
in marriage to Mr. Fred Palmquist of Wheaton, MN. , on Monday, Nov. 12th, at Sisseton, SD. 
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Cook, of Wheaton, were witnesses. 

After the marriage ceremony the couple motored here where a reception was given in 
their honor in the evening at the home of the bride's parents. A large ntimber of relatives 
were present. Mr. and Mrs. Palmquist remained at the Bladow home until Wednesday when 
they returned to Wheaton. 

The bride is well and favorably known in this city, having grown to womanhood here. 
She has been employed at the Green Lantern Cafe in Wheaton for the past two years . The 
groom is engaged in business in Wheaton, where the happy young couple will make their heme. 

The bride's many friends here extend congratulations. 

********** November 15, 19 34 

SOUTHWEST GIRL MARRIED TO EARL JONBERG, OF FRYBERG 

Miss Esther Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson, of the southwest community, 
became the bride of Earl E. Jonberg of Fryberg, ND., on Wednesday, Nov. 7th, the ceremony 
taking place at Sisseton, SD. 

Miss Johnson has been engaged as a school teacher at Fryberg for some time, and has 
a host of friends here who join in wishing them happiness. They will make their home at 
Fryberg. ********** November 15, 1934 

YOUNG FOLKS TAKE NUPTIAL VOWS 

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On Tuesday morning, Nov. 6th, at 8:30 o'clock. Miss Clara Zwickl, eldest daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Zwickl of Lidgerwood, became the bride of Mr. John Kastner, who 
resides near Claire City, SD. The ceremony was performed at the St. Boniface Church, 
with Rev. Father Duerr officiating. 

********** November 15, 1934 

LOESSIN - KRAMER WEDDONG ON OCTOBER 30th 

Miss Alice Loessin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Loessin, became the bride of Mr. 
Loren Kramer, on October 30th. The young couple will make their home in Austin, MN. 

********** November 15, 1934 

WEINKAUF - PEIPER 

A pretty home wedding was held at the F. W. Weinkauf hone Saturday evening at 5 PM 
when Miss Lillian Weinkauf became the bride of Jr. Jess Peiper, Rev. Meier of Hankinson 
performing the ceremony. 

Miss Lucille Krause was bridesmaid and Gustav Weinkauf, a brother of the bride, 
acted as best man. The bride was dressed in a pretty green silk crepe dress trimmed 
with white satin. She wore a bouquet of yellow roses and ferns. 

A 6 o'clock supper was served to the immediate relatives and others present at the 
wedding. Mrs. Jess Peiper is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Weinkauf and grew to 
womanhood in this vicinity. She is a most charming young lady. The groom is a fine 
young man of Litchfield, MN., and the newlyweds left for that city Monday to make their 
future home. **♦♦****** November 15, 1934 

PRE-HOLIDAY WEDDINGS 
Pitzen - Stevens Wedding at Moorhead Monday 

At services read in St. Joseph's Church at Moorhead Monday, Nov. 26th, Miss Flor- 
ence Stevens, the daughter of Mrs. Mary Stevens, became the bride of Mr. Gregory Pitzen, 
of Moorhead, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pitzen, of Mantador. Fr . Lambert Wechworth, 
pastor, officiated. 

The bride wore a brown crepe gown and picture hat and carried a prayer book and 
opal rosary. Her attendant. Miss Agnes Smith, of Moorhead, was attired in brown silk 
with cream accessories. Mr. Pitzen was attended by Cecil Burr of Fargo. 

Following a wedding breakfast in the hone of the bride's mother, the couple left 
for Minneapolis. On their return they will be at home in Moorhead. 

Mrs. Pitzen is a graduate of Moorhead (MN.) Teachers College. The groom is a grad- 
uate of the Hankinson High School. Out of town guests present at the wedding were: Mr. 
and Mrs, H. A. Pitzen and children of Mantador and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pausch of Mooreton. 

********** November 29, 1934 

LaFRENZ - BLADOW WEDDING ON THURSDAY EVE 

Miss Edna LaFrenz, daughter of Mrs. Agnes LaFrenz, of the Lidgerwood vicinity and 
Mr. Albert Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Bladow of Belford were united in marriage 
at 7 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of the bride's mother near Lidgerwood. Rev. J. 

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H. Meier performed the wedding ceremony, with only immediate relatives and friends 
present. Miss Magdalen LeiFrenz, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and the groom 
was attended by his brother, Edward Bladow. 

After the ceremony a wedding supper was enjoyed. The happy couple will make their 
home with the groom's parents for the present. 

Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known here and have the con- 
gratulations and best wishes of a. host of friends. 

********** November 29, 1934 

OSCAR RADLOFF and BRIDE VISITED HERE 
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Radloff of St. Paul, spent the week end in this city, visiting 
in the home of Mr. Radloff 's mother, Mrs. Fred Radloff, Sr., and with other relatives. 
Mr. Radloff was married Saturday, Sept. 29th, at Nativity Church in St. Paul, to Miss 
Esther Mairy Mc Nellis of St. Paul, daughter of Mrs. Mary Mc Nellis of that city. 

A reception was held after the ceremony at Highland Park Club House which was attend- 
ed by about 150 guests. He has been employed with Swift's for the past few years. 

********** November 29, 1934 

WEDDING BELLS AT GREAT BEND 
Myrtle Krueger Wedded to Arthur Damon at Great Bend Saturday 
Miss Myrtle Krueger of Great Bend and Mr. Arthur Damon, of Tyler, MN., were united 
in marriage at the Lutheran parsonage in Great Bend Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clcok. 

Miss Lenore Damon, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attend- 
ed by the bride's brother, George Krueger. Rev. Rengstorf conducted the service. 

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. George Krueger, of Great Bend, and Mr. Damon is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Damon, of Tyler. The bride has been engaged as teacher in 
the schools of Richland County for several years. Miss Krueger was the guest of honor 
at a pre-nuptial shower at the Theodore Koppelman home Friday evening. A very pleasant 
evening was spent and she received many beautiful and useful gifts . A dainty lunch was 
served . 

Both of the contracting parties are popular young people in this and the Great Bend 
vicinity and have. a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for a 
happy wedded life. ********** December 6, 1934 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Emerson R. Robert of Fairmount, and Gladys Nelson, of Rosholt, were granted a lic- 
ense to wed at Sisseton last week. 

********** December 6, 1934 

FORMER PASTOR MARRIED 
Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea, of this city, from Rev. Carr, former 
pastor of the Congregational Church, telling of his marriage on Nov. 30th, to Miss 
Ruth White, of Sprakers, NY. He has been appointed pastor of a church at Southfield, 

MA., and began his duties on Dec. 16th. Rev. Carr is well known here where he spent 
three years. ********** December 20, 1934 

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WEDDING BELLS RING TUESDAY 
Miss Alma Zander and Guy M. Johnson Exchange Nuptial Vows 

Miss Alma Zander, of this city, and Mr. Guy M. Johnson, of Brook Park, MN., were 
united in meurriage Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Evangelical Em. Church, Rev. .H. 
Meier performing the ceremony. Miss Elsie Kriesel acted as bridesmaid and the groom 
was attended by Emil Zander, a brother of the bride. 

The bride was charmingly attired in an ensemble of blue lavender crepe, with lace 
of the same color and accessories to match. She wore a beautiful corsage of Tea roses 
and lavender sweet peas. The groan wore a black suit. 

The bridesmaid was gowned in a beautiful blue silk crepe dress and carried a bou- 
quet of pink roses. The altar was beautifully decorated with small Christmas trees. 

Immediately following the ceremony the happy couple left on a wedding trip to 
Clearwater, FL. , where they will be guests in the home of the bride's brother-in-law 
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Zietz, for two weeks. 

Miss Zander is well known and deservedly popular in this city, having grown to 
womanhood here. She has been employed as operator for the local exchange of the Bell 
for the past twenty one years and for the majority of those years served as chief oper- 
ator. Her cheerful and obliging manner won her a host of friends. 

Mr. Johnson, son of Mrs. Anna Johnson, of Cambridge, MN. , is also well known here, 
having been associated with the Green Hardware store for two years, coming in 1928 and 
remaining until 1930, when he moved to Brook Park, where he engaged in farming. 

The couple will make their home on the groom's farm, and they have the sincere 
wishes of their many friends for a happy wedded life. 

********** December 20, 1934 



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WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Miss Mable Busta Becomes Bride of Irving Klimek Thursday 
On Thursday inorning at 10 o'clock in St. Boniface's Church in Lidgerwood, Miss Mable 
Busta, of that city, and Irving Klitnek were united in marriage. Rev. Father Duerr perform- 
ed the ceremony. 

Miss Florence Spahn acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by the bride's 
brother, Leonard Busta. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of blue silk and 
wore a hat of the same color. The bridesmaid wore a dress of brown silk with hat to match. 

Immediately following the ceremony a wedding reception was held in the home of the 
bride's parents. Immediate relatives were present. 

The happy couple will leave in a short time for Red Bluff, CA. , where Mr. Klimek 
will be employed. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Busta, of Lidqerwood. The groom is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Klimek of this city, and is well known here as an ambitious 
deserving young man. He has a host of friends who join in extending congratulations to 
the couple and expressing best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** January 3, 1935 

HELEN DUERR MARRIED 
Helen Duerr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duerr, who reside south of Lidgerwood, 
and Carl Schwartz were married Wednesday, Dec. 26th, with Rev. P. A. Duerr officiating. 

********** January 3, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS 
Ada Grimms, daughter of Mrs. Rose Grimms of near Fairmount, and John Ingram, of 
White Rock, were married at Laurens, Iowa, Dec. I8th, according to word received by 
relatives here. ********** January 3, 1935 

DAHL - WINJI NUPTIALS 
LI DGERWOOO. . . .A wedding was solemnized at the parsonage home of Rev. J. W. and 
Mrs. LaGrone of the Methodist Church in Wahpeton, when Frank P. Oahl of Wyndmere, and 
Miss Ellen I. Winje, Lidgerwood, were united in marriage. 

********** January 10, 1935 

O'HEARN - TORGERSON 
FAI RMOUNT. . . .A quiet wedding took place at St. Anthony's Church last Wednesday, Dec. 
26th, when Miss Betty O'Hearn became the bride of Wm. Torgerson. They were attended by 
Miss Frances Jean O'Hearn, sister of the bride, and Allen, brother of the groom. 

********** January 10, 1935 

SCHNELLER TAKES BRIDE 

Clifford Schneller, States Attorney of Richland County, was married on Saturday at 

Fargo to Miss Gay Whitney. ^ , ^ ,--_ 

^ ' ' ********** February 7, 1935 

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WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 

News reached this city this week of the marriage of Bertha Simpson of Wheatland, ND., 
to Clifford Mcllwain, of Wahpeton. The marriage took place at Moorhead, MN., Saturday. 

Both the contracting parties are well known here, being former residents of this 
city. After leaving this city the bride was employed at Wheatland. She is the daughter 
of Mrs. Susan Beck, also a former resident and now living in Fargo. Mr. Mcllwain is the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. D, S. Mc llwain, of Wahpeton, and is in the employ of the Gillies 
Company of Breckenr idge. The many friends of the contracting parties extend congratul- 
ations and best wishes for their future happiness. 

********** February Tf, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE TWO 

The marriage of Miss Tracy Eckhardt, of Breckenridge, and Matt Bernard, of Great 
Bend, was performed Monday morning at 8:30 in St. Phillip's Church, Rev. Father Stud- 
nicka officiating. The bridesmaid was Miss Sabina Bernard, a sister of the groom and 
the groom was attended by his brother, Henry Bernard. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Eckhardt, of near Breckenridge and 
the groom is the son of Mrs. George Bernard of near Great Bend. The happy couple have a 
host of friends who join in extending congratulations. 

********** February 21, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
Warren DeVan and Carmen Lyman Married in Wahpeton 

Miss Carmen Lyman and V/arren DeVan, popular young couple of this city, were united 
in marriage in the Methodist parsonage in Wahpeton Friday. Rev. McGrone performed the 
ceremony. Miss Jeanne Lyman, sister of the bride was bridesmaid and Floyd Payne acted 
as best man. 

The bride was becomingly attired in a dress of blue crepe and velvet, and wore a 
hat of blue velvet. The bridesmaid wore a yellow ensemble. 

The happy couple returned here after a short wedding trip and will make their home 
here, where he is associated with his father at the Sweet Shop. 

Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known here. The bride is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Power, of this city, and Warren is a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. L. E. DeVan. 

Mr. and Mrs. DeVan are popular with the younger set and have a host of friends who 
extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. 

********** March 7, 1935 

HOEFS - MAUER 

Miss Viola Hoefs and Edward Mauer were married Friday at Fairmount. Miss Beatrice 
Hoefs, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Charles Mauer, brother of the groom, was 
best man. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mauer, of this city, and the bride 
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoefs, of near Fairmount. 



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The young couple will make their home with the bride's parents near Fairmount. 
They have the sincere wishes of many friends for happiness. 

********** March 7, 1935 

PETERSON - WOKAL 
Miss Marion Peterson, daughter of Mrs. A. C. Peterson, of this community and Leon- 
ard Wokal, of Lidgerwood, were married on Saturday, February 23rd, the ceremony being per- 
formed by Rev. Cashey at the Congregational parsonage in Wahpeton. Nina Peterson, sister 
of the bride was bridesmaid and Nels Peterson, brother of the bride, was best man. 

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's mother 
to immediate relatives and a reception was given on Sunday for the couple at the groom's 
home in Lidgerwood. The couple will make their home at Lidgerwood. The bride, a gradu- 
ate of the Hanklnson High School is a fine young lady and they have the best wishes of all 
for wedded bliss. ********** March 7, 1<335 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDING 
Fai rmount. . . .A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Summit Lutheran Church Sunday 
when Miss Adeline Miller became the bride of Amos Burkeman of Minneapolis. The groom 
at one time, studied to become a minister. After Col. Lindberg's trans-Atlantic flight, 
Mr. Burkeman, an expert pilot, was employed for more than 18 months as Lindbergh's per- 
sonal aid. At present he is investigator for the federal govenment. 

********** March 7, 1935 

SECRET ANNOUNCED 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Miss Dorothy Bull is and Leonard Nechas, after several weeks of sil- 
ence, have confided to the public at large that they were married in Sisseton on Febru- 
ary the 12th. ********** ^a^j.f, -j ^ ^335 

WEDDING BELLS 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Miss Mildred Ahrens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ahrens, south of 
town, and Harry Landa, were married at Wahpeton. 

********** March \h, 1935 

ARRIVES FOR VISIT 
Mrs. John Smith, of Minneapolis, arrived here Friday for a visit In the home of her 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kinn. Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss Mae KInn, of this city, 
who was recently united In marriage to Mr. John Smith, of Minneapolis. 

********** March 28, J935 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE TWO 
Last Monday afternoon a very pretty wedding was performed In the German Lutheran 
parsonage In Breckenrldge by Rev. Becker when Miss Arley Harklns of Faribault, MN., became 
the bride of Mr. Arthur Kath of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMorrow, a brother-in-law 
and sister of the groom, acted as the attendants. The bride was attired In a gown of 
blue silk taffeta, ankle length, with white accessories and she carried a bouquet of lilies, 

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carnations, roses and calla lilies. The bridesmaid wore a gown of pink silk taffeta with 
white accessories and she carried a bouquet of tea roses. 

Following the wedding ceremony a dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mc- 
Morrow. The table decoration was an enormous and beautifully decorated cake. 

The groom Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kath of this city and Is well known here. 
The bride has visited here for the past several weeks and has made many friends during her 
stay. They have a wide circle of .friends who extend congratulations. The happy couple 
will make their home in this city. 

********** April k, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS RINGING AGAIN 
Myrtle Gabbert and Reinhart Wurl Married Here Saturday 

Miss Myrtle Gabbert and Reinhart Wurl were quietly married in the parsonage of the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church here Saturday, April J3, at k o'clock In the afternoon. Rev. J. 
P. Klausler performing the ceremony. The attendants were Anna Wurl, sister of the groom 
and Lorenz Hansen. 

The bride was charmingly attired In a gown of light blue silk crepe with white access- 
ories and the bridesmaid wore pale pink with white. The groom and his attendants wore the 
conventional blue. 

After the ceremony a 6 o'clock dinner was served at the home of the bride with only 
immediate relatives present. 

The bride Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gabbert and a graduate of the Hankinson 
High School In the Class of 1932. The groom Is the son of Mrs. William Wurl. 

The young couple have a host of friends who Join In wishing them a happy and prosperous 
wedded life. ********** April 18, 1935 

ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE 

Friends learned this week of a wedding that had been kept secret for eight months 
when Mr. and Mrs. John Hoist announced the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, to Mr. Phil 
Augdahl, which took place on Aug. 29th, at Winnipeg, Canada. The bride's sister, Mrs. Al 
Lubenow, of Edinburg, ND., acted as witness. 

Mrs. Augdahl Is a graduate of the local high school, being a member of the Class of 
1928. She Is also a Standard Graduate of the State Teachers College In Valley City. 
She has taught In the schools of Richland County for the past seven years. 

The groom Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Augdahl, and is associated with the local 
Creamery as bookkeeper.. 

The couple will make their home in the Cunningham apartments, and their largs circle 
of friends In this community all wish for them a long and happy married life. 

Mrs. Augdahl will be the guest of honor at a bridal shower at her home this evening. 
Mrs. Elmer Landeen, Mrs. Maurice Allen and Miss Lulu Hoist will be the hostesses. 

********** April 18, 1935 



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WEDDING BELLS FOR MISS RENNEX 
A wedding that Is of Interest to Hankinson people was that of Hiss Dorothy Rennlx. 
who was married on April 15th, to Lieutenant Harold Keith Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
H. 0. Johnson, of Grafton. The services were read at Cavalier. The bride Is a daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Rennlx, of Aberdeen, but formerly a resident of the city of Hankinson. 
She attended the N. D. A. C, and Is a member of Kappa Gamma Sorority. Lieutenant Johnson 
Is a West Point graduate. 

The couple will be at home at Fort Snelllng after May 1st. 

********** April 25, 1935 

The NEWS regrets that we missed the Item telling of the marriage of Mr. Everett 
Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ward of this city, which took place recently. The young 
couple were tendered a wedding shower at the home of his parents last week Saturday, 
friends of the couple calling to extend them congratulations along with their best wishes 
for their happiness. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed and the guests of honor received 
many beautiful and useful gifts. 

********** May 9, 1935 

Arthur Arvil Libke and Ruth Edna Nelson, both of Lldgerwood, were Issued a license 
to wed in Sisstton on April 26th. 

********** May 9, 1935 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE TO MARRY 
Miss Marlon Webber and Mr. Erwtn Falk Exchange Vows Tonight 

The Belford Lutheran Church will be the scene of a very pretty wedding tonight, 
(Thursday) when Miss Marlon Webber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Webber, of Belford, 
will become the bride of Mr. Erwin Falk, son of Mrs. Emella Falk, of Hankinson. The 
ceremony will be performed at 6:30 by Rev. Cordts. 

The bride, who will be given away by her father, will be attired In a charming ankle- 
length gown of white satin with a beautiful long veil. Her bridal bouquet will be Gala 
lilies. 

Mrs. A. P. Jarski will be matron of honor and Miss Laura Falk, sister of the groom, 
bridesmaid. Mrs. Jarski will wear a gown of green organdie and the bridesmaid a gown of 
orchid organdie. The matron of honor will carry a bouquet of sweet peas and the brides- 
maid white sweet peas. 

Mr. Arthur Webber, brother of the bride, will be best man and Mr. Chas. Falk, bro- 
ther of the groom, the groom's attendant. 

Following the wedding ceremony a reception will be held in the home of the bride's 
parents, prettily decorated for the occasion. 

Both the contracting parties are well and favorably known here, having grown to 
womanhood and manhood here. Miss Webber was graduated from the local high school in the 
Class of 1930. They will make their home on the farm of the bride's parents. A host of 



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friends here and in the surrounding community join In extending congratulations and best 
wishes for their happiness. 

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LIDGERWOOD WEDDING 

LIDGERWOOD A wedding occurred at St. Boniface Church Monday, May 13th, when" 

marriage vows were exchanged by Miss Agatha Vaplon and Mr. Frani< Garad of this community, 
with Rev. Father Duerr, officiating. 

* * * * *•*•*•*•,■* * * May 23, 1935 

NEW EFFINGTON Miss Hazel Anonson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Anonson, who live 

on the Peter L. Bentson farm near New Effington, became the bride of Julius Syverson, of 
Bossco Township, in a ceremony In Watertown, SD. 

********** May 23, 1935 

JUNE WEDDING BELLS RINGING 

TorvII< - Randal 1 

Mr. Fred Torvil<, owner of Fred's Service Stations on the north side, was united In 
marriage to Miss Lillian Randall, of Underwood, MN., on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Luth- 
eran Church in Moorhead, Rev. Schwoltz officiating. 

Following the wedding the couple left on a honeymoon trip to western North Dakota and 
Montana points. While on the trip they visited Fort Peck, In Montana, where the government 
Is building a huge dam. They returned to Hanklnson Tuesday night and will make their home 
In the Fred Worner residence In this city. 

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Torvtk extend congratulations and best wishes for their 
happiness. *** ******* June 6, 1935 

SOUTHWEST COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY 

On Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock Miss Hilda Koeppe, daughter of Mrs. August Koeppe, 
was united in marriage to Adolph Krause. Rev. Meier performed the marriage ceremony which 
took place in the Evangelical Church of Hammer. Following the ceremony a reception was 
held In the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Elmer Wralstad, of near New Effington. Immed- 
iate relatives and friends were In attendance. 

********** June 6, 1935 

JUNE WEDDING BELLS RINGING 
Ethel Burcham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Burcham, of this city, and Mr. 
Herman Simonson, son of Mrs. Clara SImonson, of New Effington, SD., were quietly married 
Thursday evening, June 6th at the Methodist Church In Aberdeen. 

The bride is one of our city's popular young ladies, and has grown to womanhood In 
this city. She is a former attendant of the local high school. Mr. Herman SImonson is also 
well known in this city, where he was at one time employed. 

Mr. and Mrs. Simonson have a large circle of friends here who extend congratulations 
and best wishes for their future happiness. 

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The young couple will make their home in Aberdeen where the groom Is employed. 

********** June 13, 1935 

STOLTENOW - KEENAN 

A wedding of Interest locally Is that of Miss Emella Stoltenow, daughter of Mrs. John 
Stoltenow, of Great Bend, and Ralph Keenan, of Wyndmere, which occurred at 7 o'clock Wednes- 
day evening In the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. Rev. Rengstorf officiated. 
The bridesmaid was Miss Clara Stoltenow, sister of the bride and George Keenan, brother of 
the groom, acted as best man. 

The bride was charming in a dress of white satin and wore a veil and accessories to 
match. She carried a bouquet of roses. Following the ceremony a reception was given in 
the home of the bride's mother. 

********** June 13, 1935 

OLSON - WINEFELDT 

Miss Eva Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Olson and Mr. Rudolph WInefeldt, of 
this city, were married Tuesday at Sisseton, SO. The bride was becomingly attired in a 
gown of blue silk crepe and wore a hat of the same color, carrying gardenias. 

Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Motis of this city. Both of the contracting parties 
are well and favorably known here. The bride Is a graduate of the local high school, being 
a member of the Class of 1933. The happy couple will make their home here. 

********** June 13, 1935 

MACHEEL - PELKEY 

Word was received here by relatives of Miss Esther Macheel telling of her marriage to 
Mr. Wm. Pelky, of St. Paul, which took place Monday, June 3''d. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Macheel of this city, where she grew to womanhood, are her parents. 
She is a graduate of the local high school, and has a large circle of friends here who extend 
congratulations. *********** June 13, 1935 

DIERRKS - NEWMAN 

Miss Leona Dierrks, of Wahpeton, and Mr. Gust Newman, son of Mrs. Emma Newman, of 
Brightwood, were quietly married Tuesday in the Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, Rev. .Becker 
performing the wedding ceremony. 

Miss Lena Newman, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and Elroy Medenwaldt was 
best man. The bride was becomingly attired In a qown of blue silk and wore a hat of the 
same color. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held In the home of the bride's parents In 
Wahpeton. The happy couple will make their home on the farm of the groom's mother. Mr. 
Newman is an industrious and capable young man and the couple have a host of friends who 
extend congratulations. ********** June 13, 1935 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR One of the prettiest wedditigs of the season took place at St. 

John's Church Monday morning when Miss Helen Kabella, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Kabella became the bride of Mr. Frank Pahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pahl , with Rev. Father 

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Kulezk performing the double ring ceremony, followed immediately by High Mass. 

********** June 13, 1935 

SCHMIT - BERNARD 
St. Anthony's Church fn Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday morning, 
when Theresea Schmit and Mathlas Bernard were united in marriage. Rev. G. C. Bterens offic- 
iating. Miss Isabel le Schmit and Sebastian Bernard, Mrs. Florence Bernard and Floyd Geiser 
were attendants. 

The bride and groom are well known throughout this community. Miss Schmit being the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schmit who reside west of Fairmount, and Mr. Bernard, the son 
of Matt Bernard, of Tyler. 

A reception was held for the couple at their Tyler home following the ceremony. 

********** June 13, 1935 

Mrs. Paul Barfknecht will leave tonight for Minneapolis. From there she will go to 
Stanley, Wl., to attend the wedding of her sister, which will take place on June 2'4th. 

***** ***** June 20, 1935 

JUNE WEDDINGS ARE ANNOUNCED 
Florence Schroeder Bride of Alvin Prochnow at Wednesday Wedding 

The Lutheran Church of this city was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday 
afternoon at two o'clock when Miss Florence Schroeder and Mr. Alvin Prochnow were united 
in marriage. The bridesmaid was Miss Sadie Schroeder, sister of the bride and Delbert 
Prochnow acted as best man. Little Dorraine Prochnow, sister of the groom and little Eva 
Pohl, niece of the bride acted as flower girls. 

The double ring ceremony was used and Rev. Cordts performed the ceremony. The bride 
was attired in a beutiful white satin gown and wore a long veil. She carried a beautiful 
bridal bouquet. The bridesmaid was attired in a dress of blue organdie. 

Following the ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's mother. Both 

of the contracting parties are well and favorably known here. The bride is a daughter of 

Mrs. John Schroeder, of Greendale and is a graduate of the local high school. The groom 

Is an ambitious young agriculturalist. The happy couple have a host of friends who wish 

them happiness. ********** ,„„^ 

^^ June 20, 1935 

WILM - MEDENWALDT 

On Tuesday, June 11th, occured the marriage of Miss Priscilla Wilm, daughter of Mrs. 
Fred Wilm, of Eima, and Harry Medenwaldt, son of Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt, of Greendale. 
Miss Mathilda Wilm, sister of the bride was bridesmaid and Roland Medenwaldt, brother of the 
groom acted as best man. Fr. Jos. F, Studnicka performed the ceremony. 

The young couple are well known here and deservedly popular with our people. The new- 
lyweds will make their home in this city, where the groom is employed at Bladow's Store. 
They have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future 
happiness. ********** June 20, 1935 

IRENE BOHN AND LYODE HINGST MARRIED 

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GREAT BEND On Wednesday afternoon Miss Irene Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 

Bohn, Sr., was united in marriage to Lyode Hingst, of Tyler, the ceretrony taking place at 
the court house in Wilkin, Rev. J. Rengstorf conducting this service. The bridal couple 
was attended by Miss I rma Bohn, a cousin of the bride and Harold Cast, a cousin of the 
groom. A reception was held in the Tyler hall in their honor in the evening. 

********** June 20, 1935 

PRINTERS ARE WED 

FAI RMOUNT. . . . In a double wedding solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Zakrison at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, P. A. Fredrickson, Fairmount, was married to 
Miss Caro Burton, of Wahpeton, and Lloyd Johnson, of Fairmount, was married to Miss Inga 
Fredrickson, of Mc Intosh. The men are publishers of the Fairmount NEWS. 

* ********* June 20, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR MANY 
Meide - Boll Wedding Held - Miss Cecelia Herding and Carl Differding Wed 

A very pretty wedding took place in St. Philips Catholic Church Tuesday morning at 
2 o' clock when Miss Benita Meide, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emi 1 Meide, of Waldo, became 
the bride of William Boll, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Boll, of Fairmount. Rev. Joseph F. Stud- 
nicka performed the ceremony and read the high nuptial mass. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of white satin and wore a long veil, fash- 
ioned in cap effect. She carried a bridal bouquet of roses. Miss Dorothy Radloff, cousin 
of the bride and Miss Virginia Rehm, of Tyler acted as bridesmaids. They were attired in 
ankle length gowns of orchid organdie, with accessories to match. Jerome Meide, brother 
of the bride and Harry Boll, brother of the groom, acted as best men. 

Little Luverne Meide, sister of the bride was flower girl and was prettily dressed 
in white. Following the ceremony a reception was served in the home of the bride's par- 
ents. Relatives and immediate friends were present. In the evening a dance was given in 
Hankinson in their honor, which was very largely attended. 

Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known here, the bride having 
grown to womanhood in this vicinity and the groom a lifelong resident of the Fairmount 
community. The newlyweds are deservingly popular and have the best wishes of their many 
friends for a happy wedded life. 

*** ******* June 27, 1935 

St. Philips Catholic Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday morning 
when Miss Cecelia Herding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Herding, of Greendale, and Carl 
Differding, of near Fairmount, were united in marriage. Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka perform- 
ed the ceremony and read the high nuptial mass. 

The bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin and lace with a long cap effect veil. 
She carried a beautiful bouquet, being attended by her sister, Miss Beatrice Herding, who 
was becomingly attired in a dress of yellow silk, with a hat of the same color. Mr. Bap- 

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tist Differding, brother of the groom acted as best man. 

A wedding reception was held in the home of the bride's parents following the cere- 
mony. Relatives and immediate friends were in attendance. 

The bride is well and favorably known here, having resided in Greendale all her life. 
The groom is an ambitious young farmer of the Fairmount vicinity. The newlyweds have a 
wide circle of friends here who join in wishing them many yaars of happiness. They left 
Thursday morning for Hill City, MN., where they will visit relatives after which they will 
make their home on the groom's farm in LaMars Township. 

********** June 27, 1935 

DENTER - OLSON 

Announcements were received here the past week of the marriage of Oscar A. Olson, of 
Bowdle, SO., son of Mrs. Christine Olson, of Greendale, to Miss Mildred Denter, of Iowa 
City, lA. Mr. Olson is well known here, being a former resident of Greendale Township. 
The marriage took place in Kowa City. Immediately following the ceremony the couple left 
on a wedding trip through Colorado, where they will visit different points of interest. 

They will make their home in Bowdle, where Mr. Olson is Superintendent of the Public 
School. A********* June 27, 1935 

ROSHOLT COUPLE WED 

ROSHOLT Miss Amy Anderson, of White Rock, and Mr. Julien Meyer, of near Rosholt, 

were married Sunday, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Hofstad of Sisseton. 

********** June 27, 1935 

A pre-nuptial shower was held at the Charley Besik home last week in honor of their 

daughter, Albina, who was married to Carol Stagberg on Saturday. Carol was formerly cor- 
netist with The Tempo Kings. 

********** July k, 1935 

LILLIAN MACK MARRIED 
Announcements were received recently of the marriage of Miss Lillian M. Mack of New 
Effington to Arthur L. Herried of Summit at Redfield, SD, on June 22nd. 

Mrs. Herried is well known here, having at one time been a resident of this city. 
She is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ehr of this city. 

********** July 11, 1935 

LOCAL YOUNG LADY MARRIED 
Kathryn Cunningham and Roman John Tasto Were Married 
BISMARCK TRIBUNE. .. .During a nuptial mass solemnized at St. Mary's procathedral at 
8 o'clock Tuesday by Rev. Father Robert Feehan, pastor. Miss Kathryn Ann Cunningham, daug- 
hter of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Cunningham, ll02 Thayer Avenue, became the bride of 
Roman John Tasto, Ely, MN., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tasto, Spearflsh, SD. 

Miss Kathleen Mc Cann, of St. Paul, wearing a violet chiffon frock and a twisted 
horsehair braid off-the-face hat in the same shade, attended the bride, who was costumed 

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in white lace and a large-brimmed white lace hat. 

Nicholas Tasto, of Chicago, attended the bridegroom. Miss Edith Guthrie sang app- 
ropriate hymns. Her accompaniments and the wedding marches were played by Miss Marie Gar- 
ske. Mr. and Mrs. Tasto have left for a wedding trip in southern Minnesota and will be at 
home on July 15th, at Ely, where Mr. Tasto is employed as an educational adviser for the 
Civilian Conservation Corps. He is a graduate of St. Mary's College at Winona, MN., and 
did graduate study at the Univ. Of Minnesota. 

The bride received her high school diploma from St. Benedict's Academy at St. Joseph, 
MN., and her college degree from the College of St. Theresa, Winona, MN. 

The Cunningham family recently moved from Bismarck to Hankinson. 

********** July 11, 1935 

H. A. MERRIFIELO MARRIED JULY 3 
H. A. Merrifield, former resident of this city, was united in marriage to Miss Louise 
Hannon, of Boston, sister of Mrs. Harold Murphy, in Milwaukee on July 3rd, according to 
word received here. Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield left on a three weeks wedding trip after which 
they will be at home in Milwaukee. 

********** July 18, 1935 

DR. DUKART MARRIED 
Announcements were received in this city this week of the marriage of Dr. C. R. Dukart 
formerly of this city, and now of Richardton, ND., to Miss Grace Blum, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. J. E. Blum, of Palasa, NE. The marriage took place on Wednesday, July 17th. 

The couple will make their home in Ricardton, where Or. Dukart is in charge of the hos- 
pital. The bride is a registered nurse and has been practicing at Palasa. 

Dr. Dukart has a wide circle of friends here who extend congratulations. 

********** July 25, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLE 
Dorothy Ebel , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emi 1 Radloff, of Lidgerwood, and Raymond Lueck, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lueck, of this city, were married at the home of Rev. Meier in 
Hankinson, August 3rd. 

Witnessing the ceremony were Mr. Lueck's sister, Gladys, and Ewald Boehnlng, Uncle 
of Mrs. Ebel. 

The bride wore a bluish-green crepe dress, ankle length, and her flowers were red and 
white flocks. The bride of honor wore a pink crepe dress with a three quarter length rose 
jacket. 

After the wedding ceremony a 6 o'clock dinner was given at the home of the bride's 
parents for the immediate families, and in the evening a dance was given in honor of the 
couple. 

The bride is a graduate of the Lidgerwood high school and the groom a resident of the 
southwest Hankinson community, where he is engaged in farming. The newlyweds have a large 
circle of friends, both in Hankinson and Lidgerwood, who wish them a happy wedded life. 

********** August 8, 1935 

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GREAT BEND.... Word has been received here announcing the marriage of Cecelia Passen- 
heim, of Huron, SO., to Venn Thunel 1 , of Minneapolis, Aug. 3rd, at Minneapolis. 

********** 

SOCIAL SECURITY PASSES 
WASHI NGTON. .. .Congress, on Friday, granted the Roosevelt administration authority to 
embark on the most extensive social experiment ever conducted in the nation, intended to 
safeguard millions in their old age and in times of stress. 

Regarded by President Roosevelt as the most important of all his legislative prop- 
osals, the bill not only would steer America on a new social course, but would impose the 
greatest tax burden ever approved by congress. 

It would provide old age and unemployment benefits for an estimated 25,000,000 work- 
ers and appropriate millions of dollars for aiding handicapped mothers and children. 

********** August 15, 1935 

BERTHA LEATHART A BRIDE 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .Bertha Leathart and William Meyerberg were united in marriage Saturday, 
Aug. 3rd, at 12 o'clock noon, at her home. 

********** August 15, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS RINGING AGAIN 
Miss Opal Biggs A Bride in Carrington Ceremony - Jahnke - Dollezal 
A wedding of interest to people of this city was that of Miss Opal Biggs of Rapid 
City, SD., formerly of this city, and Maurice Wittaker, of Custer, SD., which took place 
at Carrington, ND . , on Sunday August 11th. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Errington, 
with relatives and friends in attendance. 

The bridsmaid was Miss Janet Biggs of this city, cousin of the bride, and Lawrence 
Biggs, also of this city, brother of the bride, acted as best man. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner, given by her brother, Walter George Biggs, 
was served in the Kiwanis Club room in Carrington. The bride is well and favorably known 
here. She was graduated from the Algona, lA., high school and was a graduate nurse of the 
Adventist Hospital at Chamberlain, SD., and has been nursing at the Methodist Hospital in 
Rapid City. 

The groom, at presents holds a position as educational advisor in the CCC Camp near 
Custer. Friends here join in extending congratulations. 

********** August 22, 1935 

JAHNKE - DOLLEZAL 
News of a wedding that has been kept secret since August 8th was released in Hankin- 
son this week when announcement was made of the wedding of Freda Jahnke, daughter of Mr. 
Albert Jahnke, to Richard Dollezal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dollezal, of Lidgerwood. The 
wedding took place at Britton, SD., on August 8th, Judge Stavins performing the ceremony. 
Miss Leona Stein of Hankinson, and James Heley of Lidgerwood, brother-in-law of the groom 
were wi tnesses . 

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The young couple returned here Sunday night and a crowd of friends gathered and gave 
them a charivari. Mr. and Mrs. Dollezal will make their home with the groom's parents 
north of Lidgerwood. Hankinson friends of the couple extend congratulations. 

********** August 22, 1935 

LAMARS. On Thursday evening the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Murphy was the scene of 

a gay and noisy party when the young folks of the neighborhood gathered to welcome Cyril 
Murphy and bride of Bismarck. The usual collection of tin pans, cow bells, shot guns and 
other noise making instruments were used to bring out the couple. More than one driver was 
compelled to use the "crank" as a starter to get home because of a run down battery. The 
honking of the horns played a beautiful serenade to the honored couple. 

**** ****** August 22, 1935 

The members of the Medenwaldt family and their families gathered at Lake Elsie on 
Sunday and enjoyed a picnic. It was in the nature of a shower for Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Medenwaldt, who were recently married and a birthday party for Marlys Bladow. Mr. and 
Mrs. Medenwaldt were recepients of many nice gifts. 

********** August 29, 1935 

WEDDING UNITES LOCAL PEOPLE 
Miss Irene Krueger Bride of Walter Adamson in Tuesday Ceremony 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Tuesday afternoon when Miss Irene Krueger, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krueger, of Belford Township, and Walter Adamson, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Chas. Adamson, of Great Bend, were joined in wedlock at a 5 o'clock ceremony per- 
formed in the Belford Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mr. Paul A. Mundinger, of Glencoe, IL, 
brother-in-law of the groom, was the officiating clergyman. 

Proceeded by her attendants, the bride entered the church on the arm of her father 
to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March played by Mrs. H. H. Weiss, of Great Bend, 
sister of the groom. She also played the recessional. The groom entered the church from 
the vestry, ushered in by his first attendant, Mr. Walter Rengstorf, also of Great Bend. 
The wedding anthem, "0 Perfect Love," was sung by Mrs. Paul A. Mundnger, sister of the groom. 

The attendants of the bride were: Miss Ethel Krueger, sister of the bride, who acted 
as maid of honor. Miss Myrtle Jens, cousin of the bride. Miss Adeline Krueger, another sis- 
ter of the bride, and Mrs. Paul A. Mundnger, the groom's sister. The two flower girls 
were Shirley Mindemannn niece of the bride, and Rae Jeanne Weiss, niece of the groom. Be- 
side the best man, the groom was attended by Mr. Ervin Stack, Hankinson, Mr. Louis Minde-- 
mann, Mantador, and Mr. Herbert H. Weiss, Great Bend, all of whom acted as ushers. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful white satin gown made with a long train and 
tight fitting sleeves puffed above the elbow. Satin braided cali lilies elaborated the 
yoke of the gown. The tulle veil was arranged in cap effect and was held back with a spray 
of miniature cali lilies. Pink roses formed the bride's bouquet. 

Miss Ethel Krueger, as maid of honor, wore pink georgette. Her shoulder corsage was 



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of Ophelia roses. The three bride's maids were gowned in pastel shades of peach, green 
and flesh, and all carried bouquets of vari-colored summer flowers. The flower girls 
carried baskets of asters and gladioli. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the Krueger home to 60 invited 
guests, immediate relatives and close friends. Thereafter a reception was held for the 
wedding couple. The program consisted of vocal and instrumental music and addresses of 
congratulations and well wishes for the bridal couple. 

The couple left for a honeymoon in northern Minnesota and Chicago, IL. 

********** September 5, ISS"; 

AUGUST GUSTMAN MARRIED 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman and son, Harry, and daughter, Nell, motored to Frazee, 
MN., Tuesday and attended the wedding of the former's father, August Gustman to Mrs. Paul- 
ine Stein. The ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock after which a wedding luncheon was 
served. ********** September 5, 1935 

ROOB - WILM 

St. Philips Catholic Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday morning 
when Miss Florence Roob, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roob , and John Wilm, son of Mrs. 
Fred Wilm, were united in marriage at a 9 o'clock high nuptial mass, Rev. Joseph Studnicka 
performing the ceremony. 

For her bridal gown the bride wore a beautiful ankle length dress of white satin and 
lace with veil, and carried a bride's bouquet. The bridesmaid was Miss Mathilda Wilm, sis- 
ter of the groom, who was attired in a gown of peach colored silk crepe and carried a bou- 
quet. 

The groom's attendant was Mr. Joseph Roob, brother of the bride. Little Audrey and 
Dorothy Pohl, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George Pohl , acted as flower girls. They were 
dressed in green silk with large white bows in their hair. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents 
and in the evening a wedding dance was given. Both contracting parties are lifelong resi- 
dents of this community and popular among their large circle of friends, who extend congrat- 
ulations. They will make their home for the present on the farm of the bride's parents. 

********** September 5, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLES 
Allen Worner and Edna Bohn: Esther Bohn and Willert Manske Married 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday evening when Miss Esther Bohn, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bohn of Summit Township and Willert Manske, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman Manske of Great Bend, were joined in wedlock at a 6:60 o'clock ceremony performed in 
the Great Bend Lutheran Church by Rev. J. Rengstorf. The attendants of the bride were, Miss 
Leona Bohn, sister of the bride, and Miss Pearl Manske, sister of the groom. The groom was 
attended by Mr. Edwin Bohn, brother of the bride, and Urban Bohn, cousin of the groom. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful white satin gown, the tulle veil was arranged 

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in cap effect, red roses formed the brides bouquet. Tiie bridesmaids were gowned in shades 
of peach and green. 

Mrs. Harry Bohn and Miss Iva Bohn sang the "Lord is My Light." Miss Effie Ponath 
was organist and a quartet, consisting of Mrs. Herb Weiss, Mrs. Theo. Koppelman, Miss Iva 
Bohn and Miss Grace Beling sanq "Wonderful Love," with Mrs. George Koppelman as organist. 

Mrs. Herbert Bohn, sister-in-law of the bride, played the wedding march. Following 

the wedding ceremony a wedding dirrner was served at the Manske home to immediate relatives 

and close friends. jL4.*ju4. + a. + i+ <-*i. m mir 

********** September 19, J935 

WORNER - BOHN 

Mr. Allen Worner and Edna Bohn of Great Bend, were quietly married at the H. C. Bohn 

home Monday, Rev. Rengstof conducting the ceremony. 

They will leave soon for Bismarck, ND . , where they expect to make their home. The 

young couple have a host of friends throughout the community who extend congratulations 

and best wishes for their future happiness. 

********** September 19, 1935 

Mrs. August Lenz received word this week of the marriage of her brother, Henry, of 
Montevido, to Miss Vivian Batten, also of Montevideo on Saturday, Sept. 7th. Henry is 
quite well known in this community, having made his home here a few years ago. 

********** September 19, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS RINGING AGAIN 

Pearl Hoefs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hoefs, of Fairmount, and Earl Luick, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Luick of Hankinson, were united in marriage at the Lutheran Ch- 
urch in Fairmount on Wednesday, Rev. Schumacher conducting the service. Gladys and Arthur 
Luick, sister and brother of the groom and Clarabel Hafrey and Norman Coit were witnesses. 

The bride was attired in a white satin dress, ankle length, and wore a veil with a 
lace cap. She carried a bouquet of Baby Breath. The bridesmaids wore grey flat crepe 
dresses trimmed with white and carried a beautiful bouquet and the flower maids, Delmar 
and Catherine Hoefs, were gowned In white, carrying the ring on a light pink cushion. 

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
Hoefs for immediate relatives, and a dance was held in the evening at Fairmount. 

Mr. and Mrs. Luick are well known in south Richland County and have many friends 
to wish them happiness in their wedded life. 

********** September 26, 1935 

MILBRANDT - ROEDER 

A very pretty wedding was held at the Rev. Meier home in Hankinson Wednesday evening 
when Mr. Walter Roeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Roeder, of Hankinson and Miss Dorothy 
Milbrandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milbrandt, of Hankinson, were united in marriage. 

The bridesmaid was Miss Anne Hrdlicka of Lidgerwood and the best man, Elroy Milbrandt 
a brother of the bride. The bride wore a blue silk dress, with a jacket to match 

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and the bridesmaid wore a pretty blue silk polka dot dress. The brides flowers were 
roses. Following the wedding a lunch was served at midnight in honor of the couple. 
The newlyweds are well known around here and have the best wishes of their many 
friends for a life of happiness. 

********** September 26, 1935 

A large crowd attended the miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon at the "Pohl barn" 
near Rosholt given in honor of Mr. Lorenz Hanson and Miss Ann Wurl. A social afternoon 
was spent and lunch served at 5 by the ladies. The young couple received many lovely 
gifts to begin housekeeping with. 

**** ****** September 26, 1935 

GREAT BEND.... A number of young people motored to Barney Tuesday evening to attend 
the wedding dance given by Ed Reinke, who was married on Tuesday morning. All who attended 
reported a good time. ^^^^^^.*** September 26, 1935 

ANDREW PORTNER MARRIED AT ALEXANDRIA 
Mr. and Mrs. Z. Portner, their son John and daughters, Mrs. Adam P. Roth and Mrs. 
Earl Coppin and daughter, Mrs. Joe Elder of Breckenridge and their son-in-law and daugh- 
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hohenstern and daughter motored to Alexandria Sunday to be present 
at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Portner's son, Andrew, to Miss Henrietta Vacek of Alexand- 
ria. The wedding took place at 8 o'clock Monday morning. Andrew was formerly of this 
vicinity and has a host of friends here who extend congratulations. 

*********** October 3, 1935 

SHOWER FOR BRIDE ELECT 
A miscellaneous shower was given Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Emma Newman in 
honor of her daughter Lena and Elroy Medenwaldt, who marriage will be an event of the near 
future. Dancing was enjoyed and a delicious lunch served at midnight. 

********** October 3, 1935 

FISHER - STREGE 
Miss Caroline Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher of near the South Dakota 
line and Mr. Wilburt Strege of Lidgerwood were married on Tuesday at Sisseton, SD. They 
will make their home on a farm near the South Dakota line. They have a host of friends 
here who extend congratulations. 

********** October 3, 1935 

BURVEE'S GIVEN SHOWER 
The LaMars Hall was filled to capacity Saturday night with friends and relatives of 
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Burvee. After a very good "radio" program a miscellaneous shower was 
tendered the nelyweds. Many useful and beautiful gifts were given them. A bounteous 
serving of ice cream and cake was provided by the groom. A social time was enjoyed by 
all. ********** October 3, '935 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLES 

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On Thursday evening of last week Nan Ehret, formerly of Breckenridge and now of this 
city, and Mr. Frank Harden of Breckenridge, were united in marriage by Rev. W. A. Smith, 
of this city. The ceremony took place in the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Julian 
Carlson in Breckenridge. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretchman of this city acted as witnesses. 
The bride was attired in a beautiful lavender suit and wore a hat to match. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harden came here at once where they are operating the new cafe. Mrs. 
Harden is well and favorably known here, having made this her home many years prior to 
going to Breckenridge. She has a host of friends here who extend congratulations and 
and best wishes to the couple. 

********** October 10, 1935 

GOLLNICK - STRUCKMAN 

Rudolph Gollnick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Gollnick of Hankinson, and Miss Elva 
Struckman, daughter of Mrs. V. C. Rowland of Erhard, MN., were united in marriage at the 
Evangelical parsonage in Hankinson by Rev. J. H. Meier on Oct. 9th. They were attended 
by Miss Genevea Johnson of White Rock, SD., friend of the bride and Clarence Gollnick 
brother of the groom. 

Friends and relatives wish the young couple a long and happy wedded life. 

********** October 10, 1935 

WEINKAUF - GABBERT 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Friday afternoon when Miss Emma Weinkauf, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weinkauf of New Effington and Walter Gabbert, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Gabbert of Hankinson were joined in wedlock at a 3 o'clock ceremony 
performed in the Rev. Klausler home. 

The attendants were: Miss Ann Gabbert, sister of the groom, and Mr. Norbert Wein- 
kauf, cousin of the bride. The bride was attired in a Royal Blue flat crepe dress with 
assessories to match. She carried a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The bridesmaid was 
gowned in a rust flat crepe dress with assessories to match. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the Weinkauf home to all in- 
vited guests, immediate relatives and close friends. The program consisted of a vocal 
solo by Palmer Stave, "I Love You Truly." 

A very sociable evening was spent and well wishes extended the bridal couple. 

********** October 10, 1935 

CUPID'S DARTS TRAVELING TRUE 
Newman - Medenwaldt 

A very pretty home wedding was solemnized Tuesday, when Miss Lena Neuman, daughter 
of Mrs. Emma Neuman, was united in marriage to Elroy Medenwaldt, at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. 
A. Smith conducting the service. Attendants were Delores Medenwaldt and Emil Neuman. 

The bride was gowned in a lovely dress of wine colored silk with accessories to 
match, and carried a beautiful bridal bouquet of roses. The bridesmaid was also attired 
in a silk dress of wine color. 

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Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home, immediate relatives 
attending. In the evening the bridal couple entertained their many friends at a wedding 
dance in Hankinosn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Medenwaldt will reside at the home of the grooms parents, Emil Meden- 
waldt's and they have the best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded 
life. ********** October 17, 1935 

"DAHLKE - BLADOW 

A beautiful wedding ceremony took place Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12th, at the Imm- 
anuel German Lutheran Church, east of Sisseton, when Miss Erma Dahlke, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Dahlke, of Sisseton, and Mr. Ewald Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bladow, 
of Hankinson, were united in marriage. Rev. M. F. Duchow, pastor of the church, perform- 
ed the ceremony. Attendants were Miss Myrtle Dahlke, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Elm- 
er Bladow, brother of the groom. Velna Franz and Desmond Zahn acted as flower girls. 
The bride wore an ankle length gown of white satin, trimmed in white brocaded lace and 
little white buttons covered with the same material. Her veil was of cap effect caught 
at the side with orange blossoms. She carried a bridal bouquet of pink and white roses 
and carnations, with fern leaves. 

In the evening a parcel shower was given in honor of the couple. The newlyweds will 
make their home with the groom's parents for the present. 

Among those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Art Medenwaldt and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Medenwaldt and family, all of Hankinson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Bohn of Great Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Medenwaldt, of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meden- 
waldt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Medenwald, of Victor, SD. 

********** October 17, 1935 

DOUBLE WEDDING 

BRITTON A double wedding took place in the Lutheran Church at Britton, SD., when 

Miss Mayme Aadland, daughter of Severt Aadland, of New Effington, and Clayton Bosse, son 
of A. Bosse, of Britton, and Norman Ouaman and Lenora Bosse, daughter of A. Bosse, of 
Britton, were united in marriage by Rev. Bearwalker. They were attended by Myrtle Aadland, 
Mable Bosse, Walter Bosse and Palmer Quaman. 

**** ****** October 17, 1935 

COUPLES TAKE WEDDING VOWS 
Wurl - Hansen 
A wedding which united two prominent young people residing in the south of town comm- 
uity occurred Sunday, Oct. 20th, when Anna Wurl, daughter of Mrs. Mary Wurl, was united 
in marriage to Mr. Lorenz Hansen, son of Mr. Carl Hansen, Rev. Klausler conducted the ser- 
vice at the Lutheran Church at 7 o'clock. 

The couple were attended by Wm. Wurl, brother of the bride and Lavon Hansen, sister 
of the groom. The bride was attired in a gown of royal blue velvet and the bridesmaid 
was dressed in wine colored velvet. 

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In the evening a reception dance was given in their honor, and was attended by a 
throng of their friends and relatives. 

The young couple will mal<e their home on a farm north of Rosholt. Friends extend 
congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** October 2k, 1935 

MUEHLER - BUCKHOUSE 

At a very pretty wedding at the Evangelical Church at 3 o'clocl< Tuesday afternoon 
Miss Ada Muehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Muehler, became the bride of Mr. Edwin 
Buckhouse. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Meier. 

The bride was attired in a gown of white satin and wore a veil. She was attended 
by her sister, Miss Ruth Muehler and the groom's sister, Miss Lila Buckhouse, The brides- 
maids were becomingly attired in gowns of white silk. The groom's brother, Gilbert Buck- 
house and Ray Baier acted as best men. 

A wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, and a dance was 
given in their honor in Hankinson Wednesday evening. The happy couple will make their 
home on a farm located six miles north of Hammer. 

Both of the contracting parties are well known here and have the best wishes of all 
for happiness. ********** October 2k, 1935 

TWO WEDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 
Jaeger - Enkenneis 

At a high nuptial mass celeberated at Mooreton Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Miss 
Emelia Enkenneis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Enkenneis, became the bride of Mr. Ted 
Jaeger, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jaeger, of Hankinson, Rev. Fr. Eckart performed the mar- 
riage ceremony. 

The bride was becomingly attired in a green dress of silk crepe with accessories to 
match. She was attended by her sister. Miss Enkennis, who was dressed in a gown of brown 
silk. Mr. Adolph Enkenneis, brother of the bride was best man. 

At noon a wedding dinner was served in the home of the brides 's parents, near Mooreton. 
The bride is a charming young lady, extremely popular with the younger set of her home com- 
munity. The groom is well and favorably known in Hankinson, having grown to man hood here. 
Following his graduation from the local high school he went to Mooreton where he associated 
with the Feneis Garage. 

A wedding dance was given in their honor Tuesday evening, following which the newly- 
weds left for Detroit, Ml., on a honeymoon trip. Following their return they will be at 
home in Mooreton. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jaeger have a wide circle of friends here and at Mooreton who join in 
extending congratulations. 

********** November 7, 1935 

On Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Mantador, 
occurred the marriage of Miss Marcel la Rieland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math Reiland, of 

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Mantador, and Frank Fettes, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fettes . Rev. Father Kuehn performed 
the ceremony. The bride was attired in a white satin gown with puffed sleeves above the 
elbow and close fitting lace sleeves below. The full length tulle veil trimmed with lace 
covered the long train and fell from a cap of white lace and tulle held in place with a 
wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white and yellow chrysanthemums. 
The bridesmaid wore a gown of blue velvet with turban to match and carried baby chrysan- 
themums. The bridegroom was attended by Peter Rieland, brother of the bride. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Fettes are popular young foRs of this community. They will make 
their future home on the Max Waxweiler farm. 

A sumptous wedding dinner was served to about sixty relatives and close friends. 

********** November 7, 1335 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Hrdllcka - Mllbrandt 

A very pretty wedding was held at the Rev. Meier home in Hankinson, Nov. 7th, when 
Elroy Mllbrandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mllbrandt, of Hankinson, and Anna Hrdlicka, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hrdlicka, Jr., of Lidgerwood, were united in marriage. 

The bride was dressed In a blue silk crepe dress and carried a bride's bouquet of 
roses and carnations. The bride was attended by her sister, Mary Hrdlicka, who wore a 
rust silk crepe dress. The groom was attended by his brother, Alfred Mllbrandt. 

A wedding dinner was served at 6 o'clock at the Henry Mllbrandt home in honor of 
the couple. The newlyweds are well and favorably known in the Lidgerwood and Hankinson 
vicinities and have the best wishes of their many friends for a happy wedded life. 

********** November I'*, 1935 

WEDDING BELLS 
Stoltenow - Bohn Wedding at Great Bend 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday evening when Miss Helen Stoltenow, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow, of Mooreton Township, and Edwin Bohn, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. E. H. Bohn, of Summit Township, were joined in wedlock at a 5:30 ceremony per- 
formed by Rev. J. Rengstorf In the Lutheran Church at Great Bend. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Mendel Isohn ' s wedding march 
which was played by the groom's sister-in-law, Mrs. Herbert Bohn. Attending the bridal 
couple were Miss Emma Stoltenow, sister of the bride and Mrs. Willert Manske, sister of 
the groom and clarence Stoltenow, brother of the bride. 

The wedding anthem was sung by Mrs. Herbert Weiss, Mrs. Theo. Koppelman, Iva Bohn 
and Grace Beling, and Mrs. George Koppelman as organist. 

For her wedding gown the bride wore a white satin dress with veil and accessories 
to match. Her flowers were arranged in a bridal bouquet of red roses. The brides attend- 
ants wore gowns of orchid and yellow taffeta. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was 
served at the home of the bride to a number of relatives and close friends. Both the bride 
and the bridegroom have been lifelong residents of this community and have a host of friends 



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who extend congratulations and wish for them happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Bohn will make their 
home on the W. C. Bohn farm northwest of Great Bend. 

********** November 21, 1935 

TWO WEDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 
MEDENWALDT - COPPIN 

Miss Lena Medenwaldt, youngest daughter of Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt and Edward Coppin, 
son of Mrs. Sarah Coppin, of this city, were united in Holy wedlock by Rev. J. H. Meier 
in the parsonage of the Evangelical Church in this city on Monday evening. 

Lorraine Coppin, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid, and Rolland Medenwaldt, brother 
of the bride, acted as best man. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Coppin have grown to manhood and womanhood in the Hankinson community 
and are a deservedly popular couple throughout the entire community. 

Mr. and Mrs. Coppin will move to Wahpeton, where he is employed in the Art Miller 
Barber Shop, and in which city they will make their home. 

The couple have the sincere wishes of their many friends for a long and happy wedded 
life together. ^*^^*^^**^ November 28, 1935 

KRAUSE - BERNDT 

A very pretty wedding took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Evangelical 
Church when Miss Gertrude Krause, daughter of Mrs. Herman Krause became the bride of Mr. 
El roy Berndt, son of Mrs. Herman Berndt, of Great Bend. Rev. J. H. Meier officiated at 
the ceremony. 

The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin and wore a long cape eff- 
ect veil, trimmed with Chantille lace and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. 

Their attendants were Miss Adella Krause, sister of the bride and Elmer Berndt, bro- 
ther of the groom. The bridal party marched to the altar to the strains of Lohengrin's 
Wedding March played by Miss Hilma Hartleben. Miss Alma Krause, sister of the bride, 
and Miss Dorothy Radloff, cousin of the bride sang two songs. 

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served to only immediate relatives at 
the home of the bride. The house was decorated with blue and white streamers which adorn- 
ed the table around the wedding cake. 

Both the bride and groom have grown to woman and manhood in this community and have 
a host of friends who wish them happiness. 

********** November 28, 1935 

MISS SELMA MEDENWALDT AND PETER BOMMERSBACH WED 

On Friday evening at 8 o'clock occurred a weding which united two popular young peo- 
ple of this community. Miss Selma Medenwaldt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Medenwaldt 
and Peter Bommersbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach. The marriage ceremony was 
performed by Rev. Joseph Studnicka. 

Miss Erna Dumke acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by his brother, Frank 
Bommersbach . 

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The bride was becomingly attired in a dress of brown silk and the bridesmaid wore 
a dress of black silk trimmed with rhinestones. 

Following the ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's parents. 
The happy couple will make their home with the bride's parents for the present. 

Both contracting parties are well and favorably known here having grown to woman and 
manhood in this community. They are deservedly popular young people and their many friends 
here join in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bommersback were complimented at a miscellaneous shower 

given in the home of Mr. Bommersback' s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersback. A most 

enjoyable evening was spent and a bounteous lunch enjoyed. They were presented with many 

lovely and useful gifts. 

********** December 5, 1935 

MISS ROSE EHLEN AND KENNETH OLIVER MARRIED 

Miss Rose Ehlen of Wadena, MN., and Kenneth Oliver of near New Effington were united 

in marriage on Monday, Nov. Z'fth, in Fargo. Rev. Father Peschal performed the ceremony. 

Following the ceremony the couple went on a trip to Wadena and other points of interest 

in Minnesota. They will make their home on the groom's farm near New Effington. Miss 

Ehlen was engaged as a nurse at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge for many years. 

The groom is well known here, being a graduate of the local High School. He has a host 

of friends here, who extend congratulations to the happy couple. 

********** December 5, 1935 

Roy Lorenz returned Sunday from Alexandria, MN., where he spent several days with 
relatives. He went there to attend the double wedding of two of his cousins. 

********** December 12, 1935 



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MISS CATHERINE SMITH AND JOHN BIRTELLS MARRIED 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schram and sons, Tom and Dan, motored to Fairmount Tuesday to 
attend the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Schram' s granddaughter. Miss Catherine Smith to John 
Birtells of that city. The wedding was solemnized at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 
7:30 Tuesday morning by Rev. Father Biems. 

Miss Cleopha Schram, daughter of Tom Schram, of this city, acted as bridesmaid and 
Robert Birtells, brother of the groom, was best man. 

The bride was charming in a gown of blue velvet with hat to match, and the brides- 
maid was attired in a gown of maroon colored velvet. 

A wedding reception was given in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. 
Smith. The couple will make their home at Frazee, MN., where the groom is employed. 
Both parties are known here. 

********** January 2, 1935 

DAHL - BEISTAD NUPTIALS SOLEMNIZED 

Mr. Art Dahl of Victor amd Miss Minnie Beistad of Hammer were quietly married at 
Sisseton on Thursday of last week with Rev. Leif Evans officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Beistad, brother and sister-in-law of the bride acted as best man and 
bridesmaid for the happy couple. 

***** * *** * January 2, 1936 

CUPID TAKES IN SEVERAL COUPLES 
Lasky - Jones Wedding Solemnized: Olson - Howells and Mitzel - Struble Nuptials 

Miss Luella Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Jones, of Davenport, ND. , be- 
came the bride of Mr. Gerhard Laske, son of Mrs. Martha Laske, also of Davenport, Thurs- 
day in the Canaan Moravian Church, with Rev. J. Schwager officiating. 

The bride wore a white satin gown and her mother's wedding veil of white embroid- 
ered tulle. She was attended by Miss Esther Laske. Carmie Jones, brother of the bride, 
was best man. A reception in the church parlors followed. 

Mrs. Laske is a graduate of Davenport High School, and Mr. Laske is manager of the 
Cargill Elevator Company at Hankinson, where Mr. and Mrs. Laske will be at home after 
Jan. 1st. ...FARGO FORUM ********** January 9, 1936 

OLSON - HOWELL 
Miss Jewelle Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Olson, of this city, and Mr. Inman 
J. Howell, were united in marriage on Sunday, January 5th, at Duneden, FL., in the First 
Methodist Church. 

The couple will make their home in Orlando, FL., where the groom is employed with a 
road construction company. 

The bride is well known in this city having grown to womanhood here. She is a graduate 
of the local High School, and also of the Roger Brady School of Beauty Culture of Minnea- 
polis. She has a wide circle of friends here who join in extending congratulations. 

********** January 9, 1936 

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STRUBLE - MITZEL 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Luella Mitzel, 
daughter of Mrs. Bertha Mitzel of Summit Township, and Robert Struble, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul Struble, of Wahpeton, were joined in wedlock at a 1:30 o'clock ceremony performed 
in the Evangelical Church by Rev. R. Hoy. 

The bridal party entered the church to the wedding march, which was played by Mrs. 
Earl Keil. Attending the bridal couple were Mrs. Lilly Harris, sister of the groom, 
and Mr. Emil Mitzel, brother of the bride. For her wedding gown, the bride wore a pale 
green canton crepe and assessories to match. Her flowers were arranged in a bridal bou- 
quet of pink roses. The bride's attendant also wore pale green and carried a bouquet of 
pink carnations . 

Miss Lola Stoltenow sang, "0 Promise Me," Miss Keil was pianist, and Mrs. Joy Womer 
sang, "I Love You Truly," with Mrs. Art Ambach as pianist. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride, to a 
few relatives and friends. ********** January 9, 1936 

FIRST WEDDING LICENSE TO WHITE ROCK COUPLE 

A couple from White Rock received the first marriage certificate in Roberts County 
in 1936, the papers being signed on January 2nd. The certificate was made out to Frank 
Kesch and Margaret Birchem. 

********** January 9, 1936 

STILES. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morse, formerly of Stiles now of Lidgerwood, received 
word that their daughter, Erma of Seattle, WA. , was married there on Christmas Day. 

********** January 9, 1936 

RUBY CLIFFORD WED TO HARRY LUNDHOLM 

Harry Lundholm, assistant cashier in the First National Bank of Lidgerwood, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Lundholm of Chiago City, KN., was married to Miss Ruby Clifford of 
Gettysburg, SD., in a simple ceremony in the Congregational Church in Mobridge , SO., at 
2 PH., Dec. 21st. Rev. Bruins officiated. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Clifford of Mobridge. 

********** January 9, 1936 

ROSHOLT WEDDING 

A very pretty wedding took place at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Tuesday, Jan. 
7th, at 10 o'clock AM., when Miss Margaret Birchem, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Maggie 
Birchem, was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Kesch of Tenny, MN . , Rev. Fr. Lang officated 
at the ceremony. 

The bride wore a white satin gown and a long veil and was attended by a cousin. Miss 
Mary Birchem, who was attired in an orchid crepe gown. 

The groom wore the conventional blue and was attended by Mr. Henry Birche, brother 
of the bride. ********** January 16, 19 36 

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MISS GLADYS KNAAK BECOMES BRIDE OF LIDGERWOOD YOUNG MAN 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Tuesday 
afternoon when Miss Gladys Knaak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knaak, of Brightwood, and 
Mr. Peter J. Mumm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mumm of Lidgerwood, were united in marriage. 
The ceremony was performed at 2 o'clock by the Rev. J. P. Klaus ler. 

The bride was charming in a beautiful gown of white satin, with a long veil fashioned 
in a cap effect. She caxried a bridal bouquet of roses. 

She was attended by the groom's sister. Miss Ann Mumm of Lidgerwood, who was attired 
in a gown of pale green silk, and also by Miss Edna Hill of Wahpeton, who wore a gown of 
peach colored silk. 

Detluff Mumm, brother of the groom and Herman Anderson acted as bestmen. Little 
Shirley Ann Knaak, niece of the bride, acted as flower girl and Kenneth Roeder was ring 
bearer. 

The wedding march was played by Mrs. George Koppleman of Great Bend. Following the 
ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William 
Knaak. In the evening a dance, in their honor, was given at Lidgerwood. 

They will make their home on a farm near Lidgerwood. The bride is a talented young 
lady, who grew to womanhood in this vicinity. She is a graduate of the local high school. 
The groom is an ambitious young agriculturist of the Lidgerwood vicinity. 

They have a host of friends here, who join in extending congratulations and best 
wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** January 23, 1936 

ROBERTS CO. LICENSES 

Feb. 1st Harold Taf ts , Brookings, and Mabel Quam, Lidgerwood, ND. Donald Frail, 

Fairmount, ND. , and Thelma Stemm, Wyndmere, ND. 

Feb. 5th. .. .Osmond Hustel and Vivian L. Vollmer, New Effington. 

********** February 13, 1936 

MRS. LITSCHAUER HONORED 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. The home of Mrs. Walter Fleenor was the scene of a bridal shower 

last evening in honor of the former Miss Frances Kugler, who on Thursday of last week 
became the bride of John Litschauer, of Campbell, MN. 

**** * ***** February 13, 1936 

WHITE ROCK WEDDING 
Agnes Olson became the bride of Elmer Oscarson at a ceremony performed at the G. A.. 
Lutheran parsonage at Wheaton, MN. , by Rev. A. G. Zear, Thursday afternoon. The 
witnesses were Mr. Clark Korsbeck and Miss Lillian G. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Oscarson will 
make their home at the G. A. Oscarson farm, where the groom is operating a big hatchery. 

********** February 27, 1936 

SCHEIDEGGER - MUELLENBACH WEDDING 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Miss Gertrude Rose Scheidegger became the bride of Jacob Muellen- 

bach Wednesday morning, Feb. 19th at the St. Anthony Church Chapel, with Father Bierens 
officiating. ********** February 27, 1936 

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LA MARS Miss June Engebretson and David Carpenter were quietly married, on 

Thursday, Feb. 20th, at the home of Rev. Schumacher at Tyler. The bride chose, as her 
only attendant, her sister. Miss Helen, while LeRoy Minar was the only attendant for the 
groom. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of royal blue silk crepe and lace. Miss 
Helen chose a dress of rose leaf crepe. Their flowers were corsage bouquets of pink rose 
buds for the bride and yellow for the bridesmaid. 

After the ceremony, the yovrng couple returned to the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Engebretson, where a sumptuous three course dinner was served. The 
dining room was beautifully decorated in pink and white, and this color scheme was carried 
throughout the meal. A beautiful wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Hans Astrup, 
was the center-piece for the bride's table. 

The young couple left the same night for Lanark, IL., where they will make their 
home. The well wishes of a host of friends will follow tliis popular young couple to their 
new home. **** ****** February 27, 1936 

Mrs. Steve George is giving a miscellaneous shower Friday, for Mrs. Bickerton, (Doris 
Lee.) ********** March 12, 1936 

EWALD KLAWITTER MARRIED 
Word was received here of the marriage of Ewald Klawitter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Klawitter, to Miss Adeline Houge of Sheyenne , ND., on February 22nd. The marriage cook 
place at Bryant, SD. The happy couple will make their home in Minneapolis, where the 
groom is employed on the Minneapolis Tribune. The groom is well and favorably known here, 
having grown to manhood in this community. He has a host of friends here who extend 
congratulations. ********** March 19, 1936 

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED AT SISSETON 
March 9th.... Grant Loney, Daisey Neitzel, Lidgerwood, ND. 

********** March 19, 1936 

FORMER ROSHOLT GIRL WED 
Word was received here Wednesday, ajinouncing the marriage of Miss Mary Jane Champion 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Champion, now of Minneapolis, to Lyell A. Bodie, son of 
Rev. L. 0. Bodie, of Minneapolis 

********** March 19, 1936 

WEDDING 

A pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon, March 5th, at 3 o'clock at the 
Lutheran parsonage when Miss Ethel Pohl and Russell Hall, of New Effington, exchanged 
vows. Rev. J. P. Klausler officiated. After the ceremony a 6 o'clock dinner was served 
at the bride's parents home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hall will leave March 25th for New Port, MN., where they will make 
their home. ********** March 19, 1936 



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WEDDING HELD HERE ON SUNDAY 
Vows Spoken at Ceremony at Inunanual Lutheran Church 

A beautiful wedding was solemnized Palm Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Imman- 
uel Lutheran Church when Rev. J. P. Klausler united in marriage Miss Dorothea Worner, to 
Elmer Schradieck, of Tyler, son of Henry Schradieck. The church was cirtistically decor- 
ated with ferns, palms and Easter Lilies. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's Bridal March, play- 
ed by Miss Margaret Klausler, the groom and his best man, Walter Wiebusch, his cousin, 
entered from the sacristy taking their places at the alter, where they awaited the party. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Koppelman marching half way down the aisle were followed by Mr. and 
Mrs. Elroy Koppelman, sisters and brother-in-laws of the groom, followed by Ruby Schrad- 
ieck, also a sister of the groom, and Irma Worner, the bride's cousin, then Miss Adah 
Worner, maid of honor, sister of the bride, entered and marched to the alter. Immediately 
following was the bride, who marched to the altar to meet the groom, then the rest of the 
party took its place at the altar. 

The bride was charming in a long white gown of satin with rhinestones . She wore a 
long tulle veil, coronet effect headress trimmed with orange blossoms and pearls. She 
carried a beautiful bouquet of Easter Lilies. The maid of honor. Miss Adah Worner, wore 
a floor length gown of porclain rose silk crepe with net and carried pink carnations . 
The bridesmaids were gowned in silk taffeta. Ruby Schradieck wore a pale pink and carried 
white sweet peas and stocks. Mrs. Elroy Koppelman 's gown was nile green and she carried 
pink sweet peas and stocks. Mrs. Gilbert Koppelman wore maize and carried yellow tea 
roses and sweet peas . The groom and his attendants wore Oxford grey suits . 

Rev. Klausler read the ring ceremony that united the couple in the bonds of holy 
wedlock. After the recessional march the bridal party then proceeded to the home of the 
bride's parents where a bounteous 6 o'clock dinner was served to about 40 guests. Those 
serving were Pearl Nieman and Elsie Worner. The center piece of the bridal table was a 
beautifully decorated wedding cake made by the groom's sister, Mrs. Elroy Koppelman. 

Both are popular young people of Tyler and Hankinson vicinities and will make their 
home with the groom's father on his farm near Tyler. The young couple have the, congrat- 
ulations of their many friends and relatives. 

********** April 9, 1936 

SURPRISE WEDDING 
Miss Alice Petrick and Mr. Joseph Arneson, of Rosholt, surprised this community by 
announcing that they had been married since last December. 

********** April 9, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLE 
At a quiet wedding at the Lutheran Parsonage at 9:30 Tuesday morning, Miss Lora Wor- 
cester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Worcester of Lidgerwood, and Raymond Bladow, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bladow, of Greendale , were united in marriage. Rev. J. P. Klausler 
officiated. Only immediate relatives were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Goff of 

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Lidgerwood, acted as attendants. 

The groom is well and favorably known here, having grown to manhpod in this commun- 
ity. He has a host of friends here who join in extending congratulations to the happy 
couple. They will maJce their home in Lidgerwood, where the groom is interested in the 
theatre. ********** April 16, 1936 

WEDDING AT NEW EFFINGTON LAST SUNDAY 
NEW EFFINGTON A quiet wedding took place at the Lutheran parsonage in New Effing- 
ton, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Hougen officiating. Miss Irene Westby and Mr. Wesley 
Laing of Sisseton were the happy couple. Mr. Irvin Westby and Miss Veronica Laing were 
the attendants. ********** April 16, 1936 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .News has been received in Fairmount of the marriage of Miss Ann Youso, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Youso, formerly of Fairmount, to Mr. Robert Eugene Coleman 
of Cambridge, MN., on March 14th at the St. Thomas Church of International Falls, MN. 

********** April 16, 1936 

PROMINENT COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY 
A wedding was solemnized on Sunday afternoon when Miss Irma Bohn, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Emil Bohn of Great Bend, and Martin Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Medenwaldt 
of near Hankinson, were joined in wedlock at the Lutheran parsonage with Rev. J. Rengstorf 
officiating. 

The attendant of the bride was her sister. Miss Linda Bohn. The groom was attended 
by his brother, Gerhard Medenwaldt. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful pale pink taffeta dress, and wore a veil, and 
Miss Linda Bohn was attired in a pale green silk crepe. 

Following the ceremony a 6 o'clock wedding dinner was served at the Bohn home to 
about 40 invited guests and close relatives. 

The young couple will make their home with the groom's parents in the future. 

********** April 23, 1936 

SHOWER FOR NEWLYWEDS 
A miscellaneous shower was held on Wednesday evening last at Lidgerwood for Mr. and 
Mrs. Alfred Krueger of Wheaton, whose marriage took place at the Evangelical Parsonage. 
Mrs. Krueger was formerly Miss Emma Germolus , of Borup, MN. Mr. Krueger is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Art Krueger, of near Lidgerwood. 

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LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. .. .The marriage of Dr. Gerald Mc Nally, Lidgerwood dentist, to 
Mary Elizabeth Davis of Lisbon, November 25, in Huron, SO., was announced this week. The 
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Davis and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 
J. Mc Nally of Lisbon. 

Dr. Mc Nally has rented the apartment over Joe's Place and it will be renovated. 
They expect to occupy it about May 1st. Mrs. Mc Nally was in Lidgerwood Friday and ret- 
urned to Lisbon Saturday. The marriage was kept secret until last week. Mr. and Mrs. 
Mc Nally were childhood sweethearts. .^gj April 23, 1936 



NUMEROUS WEDDINGS 
Oliver Glenn and Esther Wallin were united in marriage Sunday evening at 8 o'clock 
in the Neis Wallin home. Edith Wallin, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Albert 
Wallin, a brother, was best man. Rev. Cloeter officiated at the ceremony, after which 
a bridal Ivinch was served. 

Nels Berger and Eileen Odland were united in marriage Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock 
in the Nidaros Free Church, Rev. Dreyer officiating. Ruby Berger, sister of the groom, 
was bridesmaid, and Chester Ccirlson was best man. 

********** April 23, 1936 

DOUBLE WEDDING 
A very pretty double wedding was solemnized at the Monson Lutheran Church Tuesday, 
April 7th, at 7 PM., when Meta and Bianca, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Neymann were 
united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Jack J. Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Robi- 
son of Fairmount, ND., and John J. Duffing, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Duffing of Hastings; 
the Rev. G. A. Merting officiating. 

********** April 23, 1936 

NEW EFFINGTON ITEMS 
Miss Avis Erickson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Erickson, and Lynn Terry, 
of Aberdeen, were married March 31st, but only recently released this news. 

Mr. Ed. Shaffte, our popular barber here, and Mrs. Lulu Mc Kee of Sisseton, were 
married last week, Tuesday. ********** April 23, 1936 

WEDDING KEPT SECRET SINCE DEC. 

Miss Agnes Motis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Motis of this city and Leonard 
MacKove, of DeVillio, were secretly married Dec. 26th, at Sisseton, SD., by Rev. Father 
Pohlen. The witnesses were Miss Rose Mac Kove , sister of the groom and Mrs. John Bommers- 
bach. 

Both the bride and groom are well and favorably known here. The bride grew to woman- 
hood here cind was graduated from the local high school and for the past several years has 
been successfully engaged in teaching school in this community. At present she. is teach- 
ing in Brightwood Township. The groom is an ambitious young agriculturist. The happy 
couple will make their home on the farm of the groom's parents. 

They have a large circle of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes to 
the couple. ********** April 30, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLE 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical 
Church, when Miss Lila Buckhouse became the bride of Mr. Roy Baier, of Fairmount, Rev. 
Meier conducting the services . The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of white organdy 
and wore a long veil. She carried a bridal bouquet of roses. 

The bride was attended by the groom's sister. Miss Magdalena Dupree and Miss Ruth 
Muehler, a friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were becomingly attired in gowns of 

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green organdy. The grooms brother, Joseph Baier and Gilbert Buckhouse acted as bestmen. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Buckhouse and the groom is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Dupree, of White Rock, SD. 

A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents at 5:30 o'clock. Both 
of the contracting paurties are well known here and have the best wishes of all for their 
happiness . 

Mr. and Mrs. Baier will make" their home in the Great Bend vicinity. 

********** May 14, 1936 

MANTADOR COUPLE MARRIED TUESDAY 

A Very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized at the St. Peter S Pauls Catholic Church 
in Mantador Tuesday morning when Miss Mildred Fettes became the bride of Mr. John Lingen. 
Mr. Alvin Schieb played the wedding march and the Men's Choir sang the Mass. Rev. Fr. 
Kuehn officiated. The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Loretta Fettes and Jake 
Lingen was the groom's attendant. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white 
satin and wore a veil with accessories to match. Her flowers were Calla Lillies and Lill- 
ies of the Valley. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fettes and the groom is a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Peter Lingen, both of Mantaodr, both popular and well like young people of the 
city. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to about one hundred people in 
their honor at the home of the bride's parents. 

The newlyweds will make their home on a farm northeast of Mantador. 

********** May 21, 1936 

LINEN SHOWER 

A linen shower was given at the Reinhard Griepentrog home Saturday evening in honor 
of Miss Evelyn Griepentrog, who will be married May 29th at Tockford, IL. Miss Griepen- 
trog has been employed there the past winter. 

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THOMAS - SHERHART 

Sunday afternoon. May 10th, at 4 o'clock in the First Congregational Church of Minn- 
eapolis, Lucille G. Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Thomas of Enderlin, became 
the bride of J. Melvin Sherhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sherhart, also of Enderlin. 

Rev. Philip E. Gregory performed the service, following which a wedding dinner was 
served to eighteen guests. 

The evening before the wedding the bride and groom and immediate members of the family 
were entertained at a pre nuptial dinner at the home of Professor Cederstrom, Dr. and Mrs. 
Bernard Thomas, the brides brother and wife, acting as hosts. On the evening of the prev- 
ious Monday the bride was entertained at a bridal shower given by Mrs. 0. Chase and her 
daughter. Bertha. More than twenty Minneapolis friends of the bride gathered there and she 
was presented with many useful gifts for her new home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sherhart will be at home at 1701 Portland Avenue S., Minneapolis. 

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Hankinson friends of Lucille and the Thomas family, who resided here for many years 
will extend felicitations to the newlyweds . 

********** M^y 21, 1936 

S. J. BACKER TO BE MARRIED 

BROWNS VALLEY NEWS Miss Maxjorie Spicer, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. C. U. Spicer, 

will be married to Mr. S. J. Backer of Hankinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Backer of Cle- 
ments , in a ceremony in the Parkers Lake Church on Tuesday evening , June 16th , with the 
Rev. Spicer officiating. The Spicers are former residents of Browns Valley, Rev. Spicer 
being pastor of the local Methodist Church. 

********** June 4, 1936 

CUPID LANDS MANY COUPLES 
Roth - Mangold 

On June 10th a very pretty church wedding was solemnized at St. Philips Church when 
Miss Evangeline Barbara Roth, daughter of Mrs. Anna Roth, of this city, became the bride 
of Mr. Donald Patrick Mangold. The maurriage ceremony was performed by the bride's bro- 
ther. Rev. Marion J. Roth, 0. S. B. of New York City. 

The bride wore a charming gown of pale blue chiffon with matching accessories and 
carried a bouquet of roses. She was attended by her sister. Miss Isabelle Roth, of Minn- 
eapolis who wore a pink net gown and carried a bouquet of carnations . 

The bride is well known throughout the community as the office nurse of Dr. E. J. 
Beithon. She was graduated as a registered nurse from the St. Cloud Hospital at St. Cloud 
MN. , and after spending several months there came to this city where she has remained 
ever since, with the exception of a month spent in Fergus Falls. 

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mangold, of Ryan, Iowa, and is employed as 
a construction superintendent for the Cedar Rapids, lA., division of the General Outdoor 
Advertising Co. He was attended by Mr. Eldred Wolf of this city. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride . The 
guests , including a few intimate friends and relatives of the bride were in attendance . 

The newlyweds are now on their way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they will make their 
home. . ********** June 11, 1936 

MUEHLER - BUCK 

Miss Amanda Muehler, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Muehler of Greendale and Clemens Buck, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Buck, of Fairmount, were married by Rev. Klausler at the Lutheran 
Church Wednesday afternoon. Attendants were Eldon Medenwaldt, William Muehler and Mary 
Muehler and Geneva Gowin. 

The bride was gowned in white satin with a long flowing white tulle veil; the brides- 
maids were attired in yellow organdie dresses. The young couple are popular in the Hank- 
inson and Fairmount communities where they have resided since childhood. 

Their many friends throughout the community extend congratulations along with best 
wishes for their happiness. They will reside on a farm north of Fairmount. 

**** ****** June 11, 1936 

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SHUSTER - ENGLEHARDT 

The following report of a wedding of a former Hankinson girl was printed in the Max, 
ND., weekly paper, May 23rd. 

Miss Rose Marie Englehardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Englehardt of Karlsruhe, 
and Sylvester J. Schuster, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Schuster of Minor, were married this 
morning at St. Leo's Church. 

Dinner for the families and, bridal party was served at noon at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Schuster. Mr. and Mrs. Schuster left for a motor trip and will return here about 
June 1st to make their home. He has ain insurance agency. 

********** June 11, 1936 

SMITH - SUTTONSWEENEY 

Announcements were received here of the marriage of Robert Smith to Isabel Sutton- 
sweeney, of Seattle, WA. , on June 3rd, at Seattle. Mr. Smith was born and reared in 
Hankinson. His father being the Superintendent of Schools here for sixteen years, and 
now resides at Dickinson. The newlyweds will make their home in Seattle where Mr. Smith 
is employed. ********** june 11, 1936 

LAMARS. . . .The Methodist Church in Rosholt was the scene of a very pretty wedding Sun- 
day afternoon when Rosella Voss and Ralph Stelton spoke the vows that united them in marr- 
iage . 

Immediately following the ceremony a young couple giving their residence as Chokio, 
MN., came to the church and asked Rev. Hill to marry them. They, having no attendants, 
Mr. and Mrs. Stelton, the newly married couple, acted in this capacity. After congratu- 
lations the couple left for their home at Chokio. 

**** ****** June 11, 1936 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Alyce Preisler and Edward Kuchynka were united in marriage Mon- 
day, June 1st in Sisseton, SD. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dibbert of 
Hankinson, brother-in-law and sister of the groom. 

********** June 11, 1936 

THIEL - MAUCH 
The marriage of Miss Clara Thiel of Mooreton to Mr. Leo Mauch, of Mantador, took 
place Tuesday morning. They were attended by Miss Sara Thiel and Mr. Edward Mauch. 

The newlyweds are popular young folks of this community and have a large circle of 
friends to join in wishing them much happiness. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mauch will take a trip through Minnesota and Wisconsin after which they 
will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauch. 

********** June 11, 1936 



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HOLST - MICKELSON 
Miss Lou Hoist was married to Mr. Magne Mickelson at a private wedding Sunday, June 
7th at 2:45 in the Evangelical Lutherjin Church, with Rev. Klaiasler conducting the service. 

The bride was attired in a rose crepe gown with accessories to match. The brides- 
maid, Miss La Verne Hoist, was attired in orchid and yellow. Ray Hoist was the groom's 
attendant and Dawn Arlene Hoist played the v/edding meirch. 

Relatives attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Mickelson, of Valley City, Mr. 
and Mrs. Plagher and family, of Valley City, Miss Dorothy Prouse of Lead, SD., Miss Viola 
Buck of Wahpeton; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hoist and Janice, of Van Hook; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice 
Allen of White Rock; Mr. Ray Hoist of Deadwood, SD; Miss Trace Bechtel of Great Bend. 

A wedding luncheon was served at the Hoist home immediately after the wedding. The 
centerpiece of the bridal table was a beautiful wedding cake. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. amd Mrs. J. C. Hoist of this city, and following her 
graduation from the local schools has been engaged in the teaching profession. She has a 
host of friends in this community who extend congratulations sind best wishes for the future 
happiness of the couple . 

Mr. and Mrs. Hoist left following the reception, for Minnesota. They will be at 
home in Valley City after July 1st. 

********** June 11, 1936 

DDWENHOEGGER - FRDLEK 
Tuesday morning was the date of a very beautiful wedding which took place at the St. 
Peter and Pauls Catholic Chxirch at Mantador when Josepha Dtrwenhoegger, daughter of ^'J:. and 
Mrs. Theo Duwenhoegger became the bride of Clarence Frolek, of Lidgerwood. Father Kuehn 
officiated. Miss Cecelia Duwenhoegger was bridesmaid and Adolph Prasek, of Lidgerwood, 
best man. 

A reception followed the ceremony and a reception was held in Mantador in the evening. 
The couple left Thursday morning for Minnesota points and after their return will be at home 
with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frolek. The best wishes of their many friends are extended the 
newlyweds. **•***♦**« june n^ 1935 

GOERGER - HIPP 
Rupert Goeger, of Wyndmere, and Rose Hipp, of this city, were united in marriage at 
St. Philips Church on Monday morning. Father Studnicka conducted the service. 

Attendants were Lawrence Goerger and Frances Hipp, sister of the bride. The bride 
was charming in a gown of white satin with train and long trailing veil and carried 
American Beauty Roses. A wedding dinner was served following the ceremony. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and has taught school in this 
community for the past nine years . 

Many pre-nuptial parties were given in the honor of the couple the past week. On 
Friday Mrs. Joe Gilles, Wyndmere, and Catherine and Mary Ringen, of Mantador, entertained 
in her honor. Tuesday the W. C. O. F. entertained for her and Thursday Mrs. Agnes Duclos 
of Mantador gave a shower for the bride elect. 

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The congratulations and best wishes of our people are extended to the happy couple, 
who will make their home in Wyndmere . 

»«»*»«*»»« June 18, 1936 

HOEFS - KACKMAN 

A very pretty wedding took place at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church near Lidgerwood on 
Tuesday, when Miss Loreen Hoefs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Hoef s , was united in 
marriage to Mr. Walter Kackman. .The couple's attendants were Raymond Berner, Norman Kath, 
Laverne Hoefs and Gladys Kackman. 

The bride was attired in a white satin gown with a white tulle veil. The bridesmaids 
wore orchid gowns. The couple will live with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kack- 
man. »*»»*»«»»» j^Q j_Q, 1936 

ROEDER - VEDDER 

A pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. J. P. Klausler, at the Lutheran Church last 
Sunday, when he united in marriage Leona Roeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roeder, 
to Milton Vedder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vedder. Attendants to the bride and bride- 
groom were: Orrin Vedder, brother of the groom, Roland Roeder, brother of the bride and 
Alice Medenwaldt and Deloris Medenwaldt. 

The bride was adorned in white satin and carried a bouquet of red roses. The attend- 
ants to the bride were adorned in pink organdie and yellow organdie. 

After the ceremony a 6 o'clock dinner was served at the bride's home, where only 
close friends and relatives were in attendance. 

The groom is engaged in agricultural pursuits and is an industrious young man. The 
happily wedded couple will make their home with the groom's parents. The young couple's 
many friends wish the them good luck for years to come. 

»»»»*»»#*» June 18, 1936 

ATTEND WEDDING 

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wawers and daughter attended the wedding of Matt Beiver and Ann 
Schneider at Lidgeirwood Monday morning. 

***«*»***« June 18, 1936 

JUNE BRIDES ARE NUMEROUS 
Bladow - Damon 
Rueben Bladow and Lenore Damon were united in marriage Wednesday at 6 PM. , at the 
Summit Lutheran Church by Rev. Schumacher. 

Their attendants were Marge Bladow, Florence Holthusen, Orin Bladow and Herbert 
Houshild. The couple left for a honeymoon trip in northern Minnesota. 

»»»»»»»»»« June 25, 1936 

HUGHES - GREEN 
The marriage of Miss Everetta Green of Upton Ave., Minneapolis, daughter of I-lrs. 
John Green, of this city, to Mr. William L. Hughes, son of Robert Hughes, took place at 
the parish house of St. Thomas Church Monday. After the ceremony they left for a two 
weeks motor trip through northern Minnesota and Canada. 

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Mrs. Hughes was born and reared here and graduated in 1921+ from the public school. 
She is employed at the Marquette National Bank of Minneapolis. The bride has a host of 
friends here who extend congratulations. 

********** June 25, 1936 

S. J. BACKER WEDDnrc 

Rev. C. U. Spicer read the service for the marriage of his daughter, Marjorie to Mr. 
Sylvester J. Backer of HanMnson .on Tuesday evening, June l6th. 

A setting of Cybotium Sums with pink and white peonies and candelabra was arranged 
at the church aJ.tar. Before the ceremony Misses Cleanas and Carol Creel man sang, being 
accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Dausman. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother. Wore a gardenia satin princess 
gown with a long train. A tulle finger tip length veil was arranged cap style with pearl 
trim. She carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses and wore the bridegroom's gift, a wrist 
watch. 

Mrs. Ray Alloway of Minneapolis who acted as her sister's matron of honor, was gowned 
in pink chiffon and carried a beautiful bouquet. Miss Myrtle Miller of Wayzata, brides- 
maid, wore blue chiffon. 

Elsie Alloway acted as ring bearer and Beverly and Madge Alloway acted as flower 
girls. All three were gowned in pastel floor length organdie dresses. The reception was 
given in the church dining room, where a large wedding cake was designed in pink and white. 

Mr. Backer and his bride are taking a motor trip to the Black Hills and when they 
return will make their home in Hankinson. 

********** June 25, 1936 

EGAN - BERNARD 

A beautiful wedding ceremony was solemnized at a nuptial high mass at St. Johns Church 
on last Thursday at 9 o'clock, when Miss Catherine Egan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Egan, became the bride of Henry Bernard, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bernard, Rev. Fr. Kill- 
ian, Chaplin of St. Francis Hospital officiating. The nuptial music was played by Sister 
Clement . The choir sang during the mass . 

The bride was charmingly attired in a floor length gown of white satin, and wore a 
long trailing veil. She carried a shower bouquet of yellow bridal roses. Miss Marion 
Egan, sister of the bride, acting as bridesmaid, was attired in a gown of coral pink and 
carried a bouquet of carnations and sweet peas. William Bernard, brother of the groom 
was best man. 

After the ceremony and mass a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride. 
The bride's cake centered the dining room table, which was decorated in pink and white. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Johns High School and is also a registered nurse, 
having graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN. , and for the 
past year has held a position at St. Mary's Hospital at Duluth, MN. 

Following the dinner the happy couple left on a wedding trip to the Black Hills in 

South Dakota. For her traveling attire the bride wore a silk aqua blue suit, with white 

accessories to match. 

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Those attending the wedding from a distance were: Mr. John Egan of Chicago, IL., 
and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Egan and children of Minneapolis. 

«»»**#»»»* June 25, 1936 

MISS EVERETTA GREEN WEDS MILL CITY MAM 

A prettily appointed wedding was that of Miss Everetta Green, daughter of Mrs. John 
Green of this city, and William H\:ighes, son of Mr. Charles Hughes of Minneapolis, solemn- 
ized June 22nd at St. Thomas Church with Father Clarey officiating. 

The bridal march from "Lohengrim" by Richard Wagner was played as the processional 
and Mendelssohn Wedding March from "Midsummer Night Dream" was used as the recessional. 
Mrs. H. H. Budde, sister of the bride was at the organ. "I Love Thee" by Grieg and "Oh 
Promise Me" by De Koven were sung by Mrs. Kelley of Minneapolis. 

The bride, who entered with and was given away in marriage by her brother, E. L. 
Green, wore a gown of orchid lace, a picture hat of Leghorn and carried a bouquet of Tails- 
man roses, larkspur and babe breathe. 

Miss Alice Fox of Fairmount, ND., who served as bridesmaid, wore a gown of blue and 
white net over taffeta and carried an arm bouquet of garden flowers. The bridegroom was 
attended by John L. Green, brother of the bride. 

Mrs. Green, mother of the bride, was gowned in orchid print crepe, white accessories 
and a corsage of roses and lillies of the valley. The wedding breakfast was served to the 
immediate members of the family at the Curtis Hotel. 

That evening a reception was held at the home of H. H. Budde of Upton Avenue which 
was attended by 75 friends and relatives. 

Following an extended trip into northern Minnesota and Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes 
will make their home in Minneapolis. For travel the bride wore a brown net suit with 
brown and white accessories. 

»»***»»»»» July 2, 1936 

DUMKE - BOMMERSBACH 
Miss Erna Dumke and Frank Bommersbach were united in marriage in Fargo on Saturday, 
June 2Tth. The newlyweds will make their home with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Dumke. 

Details of the wedding are lacking, but the young couple have a host of friends 
throughout this community who wish them well. 

»»#«»*»»»* July 2, 1936 

STREGE - THIELMAN 

LIDGERWOOD . . . . In a quiet ceremony Thursday, in the parish house of Rev. Julius 

Cloeter, Mae Strege, daughter of Mrs. Emil Strege, became the wife of Leo Thielman, son 

of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thielman. Henry Strege, brother of the bride and Doris Thurmer, a 

cousin of the bride were their only attendants. 

********** July 9, 1936 

GILLESPIE - HALLINAN 
ROSHOLT. . . .An 8 o'clock ceremony was solemnized by Father Engelhart at St. Nicholas 

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Church here Saturday, when Marianne Gillespie and Paul Hallinan exchanged vows. Paul is 
fairly well known in the Hankinson and New Effington communities where he has worked. 

»*»»» »»»»* July 9^ 1936 

RICHARD DABLOW OK HONEYMOON 

Mr. Richard Dablow, of Detroit Lakes, coach in the Hankinson High School, and Miss 
Lois Clint, of East Grand Forks, were united in marriage at the Prebyterian Church at 
Grand Forks on July 7th. 

The newlyweds are now on a honeymoon in Minnesota, and will be at home in Detroit 
Lakes after July 23rd. »»»*»»»*** july 16, 1936 

Charles Elzinc and Miss Bessie Slaby, daughter of Mrs. M. Slaby, of Lidgerwood, were 
united in marriage Monday morning in Wahpeton. Art Ernst of Hankinson and Miss Ann Slaby 
sister of the bride, were attendants. 

The couple, who have a host of friends throughout the community to wish them happiness 
will make their home in Lidgerwood, where the groom is engaged in the barber business. 

A wedding dance, largely attended, was given for them in Lidgerwood Tuesday evening. 

*****»»»*» July 16^ 1936 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Herbert Pohl, son of Mrs. Harry Kutter, and Lucille Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Rudolph Krause, were united in marriage Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Lidgerwood at 
the Rev. Cloeter home. Attendants were Miss Dorothy Bartneck of Claire City and Walter 
Krause, brother of the bride. The couple will msike their home at the home of the bride's 
parents. *«**»»«»** July 23, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
Voeltz - Jasmer 
Miss Tillie Jasmer and Mr. Harold Voeltz were united in marriage Sunday, July 19th at 
Aberdeen, SD. We were unable to learn further details. Both are popular young people of 
the Hankinson community and will make their home with the bride's parents in this city. 

********** July 30, 1936 

On Thursday -of last week, July 23rd, at high noon, occurred the wedding of Miss 
Catherine Jones of this city, to the Rev. George R. Mc Keith, pastor of the Congregational 
Church of Medford, WI. The double ring ceremony was performed at the Congregational Chur- 
ch of Watertown, SD., by the Rev. Walter A. Smith, pastor of the Congregational Church of 
this city. Miss Jones was gowned in aqua crepe with white accessories. Mr. and Mrs. 
James Novak, of White Rock, SD., uncle and Aunt of the bride, were the attendants, and Mrs. 
WaJ-ter Smith was a guest. After a delightful dinner served at the Tucks Cafe, the bride 
and groom motored to Detroit Lakes, MN. Later they will visit in Dutton, MT., and Glacier 
National Park. 

Mr. Mc Keith was pastor of the Congregational Church of Hankinson from 1925 to 1929, 
during which period he became a member of the Masonic Lodge, secretary of the Kiwanis 
Club and Scoutmaster of Troop 56. 

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The bride was born in Neenah, WI., but has spent most of her life in Hankinson. She 
graduated from the local high school and the State Teachers College at Valley City. She 
is also a graduate in public school music of the MacAlester Conservatory at St. Paul, MN., 
and a graduate in piano of the Chicago Musical College. After teaching for several years 
in the public schools of North Dakota and Montana, she returned home and in recent years 
has been a private instructor in piano. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Mc Keith ar.e well and favorably known in this community and although 
Mrs. Mc Keith will be sorely missed from the community, all join in wishing them good luck 
as they go on their honeymoon and later to their home in Medford. 

********** July 30, 1936 

MISS ZANDER IS WED TO BISMARCK MAN 

Announcements were made this week of the wedding of Miss Louise Zander, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zander of this city, and Mr. Howard Kavaney, of Bismarck, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Chas. Kavaney, of that city, which took place on April 17th. They were married in the 
Chapel of the Catholic Church with only immediate relatives and friends present . 

They are making their home in Bismarck where both are employed. The bride is a tal- 
ented young lady and is well and favorably known in this city where she grew to womanhood. 
She was graduated from the local high school of the Class of 1930. She attended the State 
Science School for two years and following her graduation there went to Bismarck where she 
was employed in the Regulatory department for two years . For the past year she has been 
employed in the Sales Tax Department . 

The groom is a mechanic by trade and is employed in Bismarck. Miss Zander's host of 
friends here join in extending the young couple congratulations and best wishes for a long 
and happy married life. 

***»**»»»» July 30, 1936 

DOUBLE WEDDING 

At a double service at Minot , July l8th, the Misses Doris and Lois Olson, daughters 
of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Olson, Minot, became brides. Rev. R. W. Wilson, pastor of the First 
Lutheran Church officiated. 

Miss Doris Olson became the bride of Robert Rindt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rindt , 
of this city. Miss Lois Olson became the bride of Don Herzog, son of A. Herzog, of Minot 
and Drady. The double ring ceremony was used. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rindt repeated their vows before the Rev. Father Andrews, pastor of the 
Lansford, ND., Catholic Church, who blessed their marriage. 

Both couples are graduates of the Minot State Teachers College. Mrs. Herzog and Mrs. 
Rindt are both members of the Beta Theta Sorority, and the former has been on the staff 
of the Minot Supply Co. Mr. Herzog is a member of the Mu Sigma Tau Fraternity. 

Mrs. Rindt taught at Banks, ND., last year. Mr. Rindt, who is a member of the Alpha 
Kappa Delta Fraternity is High School Instructor in the Lansford City schools, where he 
and his bride will make their home. Mr. Rindt is director of the Lansford High School band 
and also of the Lansford city band. 



Both couples are spending a few weeks at Lake Metigoshe in the Turtle Mountains. 
Mr. and Mrs. Rindt will visit here later in the summer. 

»**»***»*» July 30, 1936 

WEDDING OF INTEREST HERE 
Jasmer - Voeltz and Jentz - Reardon Nuptial Affairs of Past Two Weeks 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Zion Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD., on 
Sunday afternoon, July 19th. The. service was read at k o'clock. 

The contracting parties of this nuptial affair were Miss Mathilda Jasmer, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jasmer and Mr. Harold W. Voeltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Voeltz. 
Both parties are residents of Hankinson. The service was read by Rev. L. A. Westenberger 
of Aberdeen. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful street length, two piece white pebble crepe 
dress with accessories to match. Her flowers were yellow roses and baby breath, worn 
as a shoulder corsage. 

Miss Lillian Liedtke of Aberdeen, a cousin of the bride who was her attendant, wore 
a two piece aquamarine knit suit with white accessories. Magnus Lund acted as best man. 

Following the service at the church a wedding dinner for members of the bridal party 
and relatives was served at the home of the bride's a\mt, Mrs. B. Liedtke. 

After a motor trip to northern Minnesota, and other points of interest in that state, 
they returned here where they will make their home. For traveling, Mrs. Voeltz wore a blue 
ensemble with white accessories. 

Both contracting parties are well and favorably known here. The bride is a graduate 
of the Aberdeen Business College and has been employed for some years with local firms here. 
The groom attended the local public schools and is now employed with the Soo Railway. 

Both have a wide circle of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for a 
long and happy wedded life. ********** August 6, 1936 

MISS ESTHER JENTZ WEDS FARGO MAN 

Marriage vows were spoken at Jamestown Saturday by Miss Esther Jentz, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. L. W. Jentz of Mantador, and Mr. C. Kenneth Reardon of Fargo, son of the late Dr. 
and Mrs. C. J. Reardon of Jamestown. The marriage was performed at the Lutheran Parsonage 
at 6 AM, Rev. Otto Keller officiating. 

The bride was beautifully attired in peach chiffon with white accessories. She was 
attended by her sister. Miss Myrtle Jentz of Mantador who wore a beautiful gown of blue , 
moire with accessories. The groom was attended by his brother, Harold Reardon, of Coopers- 
town. 

Following the ceremony they motored to Mantador where they were honored at a wedding 
breakfast in the home of the bride's parents. They left the same day for Alexandria, MN., 
to attend the wedding of Miss Isabel Johnson and Mr. Paul Eddy. Following a two weeks wed- 
ding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Reardon will be at home in Fargo, where the groom owns and operates 
The Green Drug Store. 

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The bride is well and favorably known here having made her home with her grandmother, 
Mrs. L. C. Jentz while attending school here. She is a graduate of the local high school 
and also a graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital Nursing School of Minneapolis. She has been 
on the nursing staff in the Wahpeton Hospital and for the past year has been on the staff 
of the Jamestown Hospital. 

Mr. Reardon is a graduate of the Jamestown High School and the N. D. A. C. and is a 
promising young pharmacist. 

The bride has a wide circle of friends who extend congratvilations to the young couple. 

********** August 6, 1936 

MARGARET JARSO TO BE MARRIED 

Miss Margaret Jarski, Mrs. E. J. Rainey and Mrs. L. J. Summers of Minneapolis accom- 
panied by their niece, Joyce Jarski, who had visited in Minneapolis came Saturday for a 
visit here in the home of their mother, Mrs. John Jarski and also their brother and wife, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Jarski. They returned to Minneapolis Tuesday. 

Miss Jarski will leave Thursday for Tacoma, WA., where she will be married on August 
10th to Mr. Elmer Swanson. The marriage will take place at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The 
happy couple will make their home in Tacoma. 

«#»*»»»**» August 6, 1936 

CORRECTION 
We are sorry that asx error was unintentionally made in the Zander -Kaveney wedding of 
last week. Miss Louise Zander is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander instead of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zander as stated. 

********** August 6, 1936 

MISS LAURA FALK BECOMES BRIDE OF ROSHOLT YOUNG MAN 
Miss Laura Falk, daughter of Mrs. Emelia Falk of this city, and Mr. Floyd Roberts of 
Rosholt, were united in marriage Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in the Emmanuel Evangelical 
Parsonage. Rev. Otto G. A. Eyrick performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kaufman, of 
Rosholt acted as witnesses. 

The bride was attired in a green crepe silk dress and the bridesmaid also wore a 
dress of green silk. The bride is well Eind favorably known here, having grown to woman- 
hood in this city. The groom, a resident of Rosholt, is now employed at Aberdeen, SD. 
The bride's circle of friends here Join in extending to the young couple congrat- 
ulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** August 13, 1936 

NEW EFFINGTON ITEM 

NEW EFFINGTON Miss Lorraine Stowe was married to Kenneth Westby at the Lutheran 

parsonage by Rev. Hougon on Sunday afternoon. Luella Stowe was the maid of honor and Roy 

Westby acted as the goom's man. 

***** ***** August 13, 1936 

PROMINENT COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE 

Medenwaldt - Pasch 

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Rev. J. P. Klausler on Tuesday evening performed the wedding ceremony uniting Aug- 
ust F. Medenwaldt of Fairmount, ND., and Miss Edith Pasch, of Doran, MN. The groom is 
well known to many Hankinson people, having formerly been a resident of this city and 
community. »**»«***»* August 20, 1936 

DOUGLAS - KNUTSON 

Mr. S. B. Douglas of Fairmount, and Hilda Knutson of southeast Sargent County were 
united in marriage last week. The groom is an employee of the Soo Line. 

»»*****»** August 20, 1936 

FOX - GEISER 

At a pretty wedding in St. Anthonys Church in Fairmount Wednesday morning. Miss 
Alice Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fox, became the bride of LeRoy Geiser, of White 
Rock, Rev. Bierens conducting the ceremony. 

A wedding breakfast was served to fourteen guests following the sei^ice. The new- 
lyweds then left for Minnesota to spend their honeymoon trip. Mr. Geiser operates a 
filling station in White Rock. 



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NEWMAN - BOEHNING WEDDING TODAY 
Miss Esther Neuman, daughter of Mrs. Emma Neuman, and Mr. Julius Boehning were united 
in marriage at the Emmanuel Evangelical parsonage at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon. 
Rev. G. A. Eyrick performed the wedding ceremony, the double ceremony being used. 

The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of orchid taffeta and carried a beautiful 
bridal bouquet. She was attended by Miss Marian Hrdlicka. The groom was attended by his 
cousin, Walter Berg. 

The happy couple will make their home with the groom's mother. Both parties are well 
and favorably known here and have a host of friends who extend congratulations. 

********** August 27, 1936 

SHOWER GIVEN 
A large crowd attended the shower at the C. Koll home on Sunday in honor of Mr. and 
Mrs. LeRoy Brandel who were recently married. 

********** August 27, 1936 

WEDDING COMES AS A SURPRISE 
Doyle - Erb 
Miss Margaret Doyle and Mr. Adolph Erb "stole the march" on their friends last July 
23rd and were quietly married at Watertown, SD. Rev. Wigdahl performed the ceremony. Miss 
Leona Doyle, sister of the bride, acted as a witness. The marriage was kept a secret until 
last week. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Doyle of Minot , formerly of 
this city, and Mr. Erb the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Erb. 

Both parties are deservedly popular in this city, Mrs. Erb being employed at the Rex- 
all Store and Mr. Erb at KJelstrups. The bride is a charming young lady, possessing a 
pleasing personality. The newlyveds have a wide circle of friends in this community who 
extend heartiest congratulations. »»#5t ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ * September 3, 1936 

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HARRIS - ^^:TZEL 
A miscellaneous shower was given at the Simon Dosch home for Lillian Harris and Emil 
Mitzel on Sunday afternoon in Great Bend. At k o'clock Miss Harris and Mr. Mitzel were 
married. Rev. Hoy performing the ceremony. Miss Florence Strubel of Hankinson, acted as 
bridesmaid, and Marvin Strubel, brother of the bride was best man. They will make their 
home with his mother, Mrs. Bertha Mitzel on a farm about three miles north of Great Bend. 

,«*»»*»**»* September 3, 1936 

WORNER - GLASNER 
Word received here conveys the news of the marriage of Reuben Worner, son of Mrs. 
John Worner of Wheaton, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glasner, living southeast 
of town. The wedding was held Saturday. 

»**»»it»»«» September 3, 1936 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A wedding ceremony was held at the Lutheran Church parsonage. 
Christ Odden of Twin Valley, MN., and Hilda S. Thompson of New Effington were united in 
marriage. ********** September 10, 1936 

TEARE - KLEIN 
ROSHOLT. . . .Mr. Ed. Klein and Miss Gwyneth Teare of this city, surprised their friends 
here by being quietly married Saturday week at Hankinson, Father Studnicka read the ser- 
vices. The couple will reside in Rosholt. 

«»»»*»*»»* September 10, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
REHM - BOLL 
Miss Eugenia Rehm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rehm, was united in marriage to 
Harry J. Boll, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Boll, at St. Mary's Church in Breckenridge Tuesday 
morning at 9 o'clock, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Bettendorf. 

The newlyweds will make their home in Everdell , MN . , where Mr . Boll is engaged in 
business. »#»*»*»*»* September 17, 1936 

MILLER - JAHN 
A pretty wedding occurred at St. Philips Catholic Church today at 9 o'clock- when Miss 
Monica Marie Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller and Emil Joseph Jahn, son of t'Irs. 
Minnie Jahn, of southwest of town, were linited in marriage. The ceremony was performed by 
Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka. 

Miss Georjean Miller, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and the groom was att- 
ended by Orville Miller. 

The bride was charmingly : attired in an ankle length gown of royal blue chiffon velvet 
with hat to match. A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, at 
which only immediate relatives were present. 

The happy couple, who are well and favorably known throughout the community, will 
make their home on a farm 6 miles south of Lidgerwood. 

********** September IT, 1936 

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RETTRATH - LOYD 
Word was received here by relatives of the marriage of Miss Adeline Rettrath, of Lid- 
gerwood, and Harold Loyd, of Rochester, MN. 

»»»*« ***** September IT, 1936 

KATHERYN BERGLUND IS BRIDE OF MR. JANZEL 
Katheryn Berglund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom of Fain"Oiant, became the 
bride of Erick Janzel, at a pretty wedding solemnized at the home of Mrs. Mark Lundgreen, 
in Minneapolis, at 6 o'clock in the evening Tuesday, September 8th. The ceremony was per- 
formed in the presence of immediate friends and relatives. 

»*»»**»»#» September 17, 1936 

MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZED 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Marriage vows were exchanged by Delia Wacha, daughter of Mrs. John Wacha 
of this city and Matt Arth, son of Mr. eind Mrs. Joe Arth, Monday morning at 9 AM in St. 
Johns Church. *»»**»»*** September 17, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR COUPLE 
MURRAY - SCHELLER 
Miss Catherine Murray, of Minneapolis, and Michael Scheller of this city, were marr- 
ied at 8 o'clock Monday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, in Minneapolis. A sis- 
ter of Miss Murray acted as bridesmaid and Leonard Scheller, of Minneapolis, brother of 
the groom, acted as best man. 

Mr. and Mrs. Scheller will make their home in Minneapolis. The bride formerly of 
Wahpeton, has been employed in Minneapolis for the past two years. Mr. Scheller is a 
graduate of the Hankinson Schools, amd is an exceptionally talented musician. He has 
been engaged with the Tempo Kings Orchestra. Many friends throughout the community extend 
congratulations. *»*«****»» October 1, 1936 

DOUBLE WEDDING 
WALCOTT....A double wedding was held north of Christine on Saturday, when Ruth Smeby 
and Oliver Gauslow and Lilly Smeby and Edwin Simonensen were married. Mr. Carl Gauslow 
and Olga Solberg were attendants. 

**»***»**» October 1, 1936 

NOVOTNY WEDS 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Novotny this week announced the marriage of their 
son, John, of Long Beach, CA., to Barbara Huffman, also of Long Beach. The bride for- 
merly was a teacher in Kansas. The couple will live in Long Beach. 

«*»»»*»*** October 1, 1936 

BARTNICK - LOESSIN MARRIED IN SISSETON 
SISSETON. . . .A wedding was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Sisseton, when 
Dorothy Bartnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Bartnick became the bride of Kenneth 
Loessin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Loessin. A few close friends and relatives gathered at 
the bride's home in the evening for a reception and supper. 

The newlyweds will make their .home on the Borman farm. ^ 

*#*»»***» * October 1, 1936 

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GREAT BEND.... A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Lutheraji Church on Thursday 
evening when Lily Gehler became the bride of Robert Witt. Clara Stoltenow, Theodore 
Gehler, Alma Gehler and Alfred Witt were the attendants. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a white satin dress with a long veil, and carr- 
ied a bouquet of roses. The bridesmaids wore a peach colored gown with white accessories. 

»*»«»»»«*« October 1, 1936 

- WEDDING BELLS 
Miss Ethel Baiiman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Bauman, of Lidgerwood, and Joe Ban- 
ish, of Milnor, were united in marriage on Monday morning at 8:30 at St. Boniface Church 
at Lidgerwood. Rev. Fr. Duerr performed the ceremony. Miss Marcella Allain, cousin of 
the bride, acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by Mr. Henry Falk of this city. 

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents following the 
ceremony at a wedding dinner at 1:30. The couple will make their home north of Cayuga. 

»**»**»»«* October 8, 1936 

BUDKE - GREGGS 
The marriage of Miss Emaline Greggs, of Fairmount to Orin Budke, White Rock, took 
place at Sisseton Saturday. The young couple are known here, Mr. Budke being the tr\impet 

player with the Tempo Kings. 

********** October 8, 1936 

WEDDINGS COME AS SURPRISES 
Bernice Zander Announces May Wedding - Several Others Solemnized 
Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Miss Bernice Zander to Mr. Everett 
A. Erickson, of Chicago, IL. , the yoiing couple perpetrating a surprise on their friends by 
being quietly married on May 23rd, 1936, at Breckenridge , Rev. F. W. Hill conducting the 
services at the Methodist Church. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander, and has grown to womanhood 
in this city, where she graduated from the local high school with honors and later attended 
Science School. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. 0. Erickson, of Chicago, and is 
taking aviation at the Science School. 

Friends of the bride and groom extend congratulations along with best wishes for their 
happiness. #»»#jt^t»»»# October 15, 1936 

SCHELLER - WALLOCK 
Miss Theresa Scheller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scheller, and George Wallock, 
son of Mrs. Ann Wallock, of Lidgerwood, were married Thursday by Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka. 
Miss Evangeline Scheller, a cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and George Scheller, 
brother of the bride was best man. 

Following the ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's parents. Both 
young people have a host of friends who extend them congratulations and wish them happiness. 
They will make their home in Hankinson. 

********** October 15, 1936 

RADLOFF - McCABE 

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Miss Mary Louise McCabe, of Larrimore, ND., and Carl Radloff, of this city, who is 
employed in an official capacity at the Larrimore CCC Camp, came Saturday for a visit in 
the home of Mr. Radloff 's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radloff. They returned to Larrimore 
Sunday, accompsmied by Mr. and Mrs. Radloff and daughter Lois, who went to be present at 
the marriage of their son to Miss McCabe, which was solemnized this morning at St. Steven's 
Catholic Church in Larrimore. 

The newlyweds will make their home at Larrimore. The groom is a fine young man, a grad- 
uate from the Hankinson High School and has many friends to wish them happiness . 

»*»**»»»** October 15, 1936 

ANNOUNCE WEDDING 
Joe Thiel, George Pelzl, Lawrence Krause, Misses Ada Wandersee, Elaine Foertsch and 
Vivian Hoffman motored to Marshall, MN., and spent the day visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Leland 
Hoffman. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman were married in May and kept it a secret from their friends 
until Sunday. Mr. Hoffman is well and favorably known in this vicinity and has a large 
circle of friends who extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman for a long and happy 
wedded life. 

»*****»*»» October 15, 1936 

WEDDING AT LIDGERWOOD 
LIDGERWDOD. . . .A beautiful and impressive ceremony with high mass was celebrated by 
Father Kulczyk on Monday when Miss Agnes Pokliska became the bride of Joseph Shelleny. 

«******»*» October 15, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS 
A wedding which united two popular young people of this community occurred October 
13th, at Sisseton, when Miss Agnes Stach, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stach be- 
came the bride of Mr. Clarence Brunkhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brunkhorst of Tyler. 
The ceremony was solemnized at the Presbyterian parsonage at 2 o'clock. Attendants were 
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Steinwehr. 

Saturday previous a shower, attended by 100 guests was given in their honor at the 
Steinwehr home, and next Saturday a free wedding dance will be held at Burcham's Hall here. 
They will reside on a farm six miles northwest of Mantador. 

********** October 22, 1936 

ROESCH - ROLLE 
FAIRMOUNT At a pretty wedding solemnized at St. Mary's Cathedral at Fargo Thurs- 
day, Miss Ella Rolle, of Borup, MN., became the bride of Clarence Roesch of Fairmount. 

********** October 29, 1936 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Miss Dorothy Renting of Wahpeton and Urban Bohn of Great Bend took out a marriage 
license in Fargo on Tuesday. »»»»,i,,»^,» October 29, 1936 

NELSON - ZILLGITT 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .Miss Lucille Nelson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson and 
Orrin W. Zillgitt were married Tuesday morning by Rev. Father Bierens. 

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Mr. Zillgitt is employed as service station attendant for the Farmers Union Oil Co., 
and Mrs. Zillgitt is employed at the bake shop. 

****»»»»»* October 29, 1936 

WEDDING LICENSE 
According to the Sisseton paper Mr. Theodore Swanson of Haakinson secured a marriage 
license on October 19th, to wed Miss Anges Dahl, of New Effington. 

*»*»♦»»»»» October 29, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS 
The following article taken from the Red Wing, MN., paper, tells of the msirriage of 
Wilhelmina Zander, of this city. 

"The parsonage of the First Lutheran Church was the scene of a pretty fall wedding 
Saturday evening, October 2Uth, when Miss Wilhelmina Zander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
R. A. Zander, of Hankinson, became the bride of Hilmer Seaberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels 
Seaberg, this city. 

The ceremony was read by Rev. W. E. Parson, pastor of the church. The bride was 
attired in black and white crepe, cut on Princess lines and she carried a bouquet of white 
chrysanthemums. Miss Marion Shroer was the bride's only attendant. Marvin Seaberg attend- 
ed his brother as best man. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to twenty 
guests at the Seaberg home. The bride was graduated from the Hankinson High School in the 
Class of 1932 and attended the State School of Science. Mr. Seaberg was graduated from 
the Red Wing High School. They will make their home in Red Wing." 

********** November 5, 1936 

TWO WEDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 
Schroeder - Schouller 
Word received here tells of the marriage of Mr. Hans Schroeder to Miss Sueretia 
Schouller, the ceremony taJcing place in Los Angeles, CA. , Oct. 17th. Mr. Schroeder 
resided in Hankinson until a couple of years ago when he moved to Fargo, and last April 
he went to Los Angeles where he is employed by a grocery concern. Miss Schouller comes 
from Winnipeg, Canada. »»»#,,(»»»» 

ALM - COLBY 
Announcements have been received in this city telling of the marriage of Walter 0. 
Aim, son of Mrs. H. A. Aim, of Hankinson, to Miss Violet Colby, of Wadena, MN. The marr- 
iage ceremony occurred on Oct. 26th, at Wadena, MN., where the newlyweds will make their 
home. Mr. Aim is pharmachist in the Carl Krause drug store in the Minnesoata city, and 
Miss Colby is a registered nurse, who has been employed in Wadena. 

********** November 12, 1936 

NOVEMBER WEDDING 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Cecelia lilies, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben lilies of Lidgerwood, 
rro., and Raphael Nathe, son of Mrs. Marie Nathe of Rutland, ND., were united in marriage 
at a nuptial High Mass at 9 AM at St. Boniface Church at Lidgerwood by Rev. Father P. A. 
Duer, Wednesday, Nov. Uth. ********** November 12, 1936 

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ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION 

ROSHOLT At the Nazarene Church in Rosholt last Saturday evening, words were spoken 

by the Rev. E. E. Kinzler, the locaJ. pastor, which united Ella Compto , of Nebraska, and Mr. 
Vincent Smith, of Sisseton, in the holy bonds of matrimony. 

The newlyweds, while not stating their exact age, stated they were both eligible for 

the old age pension ROSHOLT NEWS 

_**«*»»*»»* November 12, 1936 

HETLAND - BRAGER 
Word was received here that Alice Hetland, of Hagen, Sask. , Canada, formerly of the 
southwest community, was united in marriage to Aaron Brager, also of that place, on Nov. 
lUth, at her home. The best wishes of the many friends of the bride, in this community, 
are extended the happy couple. 



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November 19, 1936 



SELMER WALBY WED 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Mildren Lisco, daughter of Mrs. Mary Lisco, of Dickinson, and 
Selmer Walby, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Walby, of Rutland, formerly of Great Bend, were 
married Thursday at a simple ceremony in Minneapolis. Attendants were Miss Dorothy Zielke 
and Dr. Lisco, of Oakes , a brother of the bride. 

**»*»»*»»« November 19, 1936 

SHOWER GIVEN 
FAIRMOUNT. . . .A miscellaneous shower was tendered for Miss Leothia Sikorski Friday 
evening at the Parish Hall in Fairmount. The guests presented the bride-to-be with many 
beautiful and useful gifts. Miss Sikorski became the bride of Daniel Schroeder, Nov. 19th. 

»»**»»***» November 26, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Mary Schneider, daughter of Mrs. Mike Schneider, Sr., and Edward, 

son of Mrs. Theresa Kohoutek, exchanged marriage vows in St. Boniface Church Tuesday with 
Father Duerr officiating. ##jt»,»»»»^f November 26, 1936 

LEONARD SCHELLER WED IN ST. PAUL 

A very pretty wedding took place at The Church of the Assumption in St. Paul when 
Miss Helen Kleinschmidt of St. Paul, duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. K. KLeinschmidt of Sauk 
Center, MN., became the bride of Leonard Scheller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scheller of 
this city. The ceremony was performed at 9 o'clock. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a beautiful gown of white satin with a long train 
and wore a tulle veil. She carried a beutiful bouquet of white chrysanthemums. They were 
attended by her sister. Miss Wilhelmina Kleinschmidt also of St. Paul, who was gowned in a 
beautiful blue moire taffeta dress. She carried a beautiful bouquet of yellow chrysanthe- 
mums . 

The groom was attended by his brother, Michael Scheller, of St. Paul. Following the 
ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Aengus Hotel . In the evening a wedding 
reception was held at the Castle Royal. The happy couple will make their home in St. Paul^ 

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where the groom is employed at the Seegars Refrigeration Plant. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scheller and son and daughter, Chcirles and Anna Mary, attended 
the wedding. ********** December 3, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS 

Walter Kath and Miss Evelyn Melcher, hoth of this city, were united in marriage Mon- 
day at Britton, SD., Rev. Bierwagen, of the Ev. Lutheran Church conducting the ceremony 
at 2 o'clock. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Melcher of this city, and a graduate 
of the Hankinson High School. Mr. Kath is engaged in the radio business, with headquart- 
ers at Brandt's store. 

The young folks will make their home in this city where they have a host of friends 
to wish them happiness. ********** December 10, 1936 

WEDDING BELLS 

LIDGERWOOD Mrs. Viva Tisdel and E. A. Bowder were married at 2 o'clock Wednesday 

in the Methodist parsonage in Wahpeton by Rev. Johnstone. Mrs. Tisdel 's daughter and son, 
Ada and Bernhard Tisdel were witnesses. The bride's dress was dark blue silk canton crepe. 
Mr . Bowder wore a grey suit . 



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December 10. 1936 



HETLAND - MEIER 

Word was received here that Ruby Hetland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hetland, 
of Hagen, Sask., Canada, formerly of Elma Township was united in marriage to Ancor Meier 
at the home of the brides parents . 

The best wishes of the friends of the bride in this community are extended the happy 
couple. **»*»»»»»* December 17, 1936 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL WED 

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Claire Smith, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. R. E. Smith of Dickinson, ND. , and Edward J. O'Connor, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. O'Co- 
nnor, of Grand Forks. The service was read in St. Matthew's Catholic Chirrch in Washington 
by Rev. Father Stickner. Mrs. O'Connor is a graduate of St. Catherine's College, St. Paul 
and is a former resident of Hankinson. She was born in this city and spent the early years 
of her childhood here. Her father was Superintendent of the local Public School for six- 
teen years. * * * * * * * * * * December 2k, 1936 
WEDDING OF ORA BURVEE AND ERWIN CROOKS IS ANNOUNCED 

Miss Ora Burvee of LaMars and Erwin E. Crooks of Greendaule were united in marriage 
at Milbank, SD., on September 12th. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Green of Clinton, MN., acted as 
witnesses . 

The happy couple will make their home on the groom's farm in Greendale. Both parties 
are well and favorably known here. Miss Burvee is engaged in teaching in LaMairs. The 
groom is a graduate of the local high school. They have a host of friends here who extend 
best wishes for a long and happy married life. 

********** December 31, 1936 

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MISS ANN ROTH IS WED AT BELFIELD 

Miss Ann Roth, formerly of this city. and now of Belfield, ND., and Mr. Gordon Baker, 
of Belfield, were united in marriage at Belfield, ND., immediately following the midnight 
mass on Christmas Day. 

Miss Roth is well and favorahly known here where she was horn and grew to womanhood. 
She attended the local puhlic schools and was graduated from our high school in the year 
192I+. She was successfully engaged in the teaching profession for several years and at 
the time of her marriage was employed in her brother's store at Belfield. 

The happy couple will make their home in Belfield where the groom is employed. The 
bride has a host of friends here who extend congratxilations to the happy couple. 

*»**»***»» December 31, 1936 



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1 9 3 T 

WEDDING BELLS 
Stoltenow - Bohn 
Miss Iva Bohn, daughter of Mrs. Hertha Bohn, and Elmer Stoltenow, son of Mrs. Lena 
Stoltenow, were united in marriage at 6 PM Jan. 1st at the Lutheran Chiirch, Rev. J. Reng- 
storf performing the ceremony at Great Bend. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of a wedding march which was played 
by Miss Elsie Rengstorf . 

Attending the bridal couple were Miss Clara Stoltenow, sister of the groom, and Wil- 
bur Bohn, brother of the bride. 

For her wedding gown the bride wore a navy blue silk dress and white hat and access- 
ories to match. Her flowers were arranged in a bridal bouquet of tea roses. The bride's 
attendant wore a gown of light silk. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride to a 
large number of relatives and close friends. Both the bride and groom have been life 
time residents of Great Bend smd both attended grade school and high school there. Mr. 
Stoltenow is employed with the Standard Oil Co., at present. A host of friends extend 
congratulations and wish the young couple much happiness and success. 

**«******» January T, 1937 

WEDDIirC AJTIIOUMCED 
Miss Elsie Henke of Claire City became the bride of Albert Steffner of Fairmount at 
Fergus Falls last week. They were attended by Loretta Trittin and Randolf Ohm of Hankin- 
son. Mrs. Steffer is the second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Henke of near 
Claire City. ********** January T, 1937 

CATHERINE IRELAND WED 
At a service read Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ireland, of Grand Forks, 
their daughter. Miss Catherine, became the bride of Mr. H. 0. Wilson, son of H. 0. Wilson, 
of Grand Forks. Both are graduates of the Univ. of North Dakota. Mr. Wilson is associated 
with the Mc Donald Clothing Co. 

The Irelands were formerly residents of Hankinson. 

********** January lU , 1937 

FOGARTY - CLARY 
Miss Marion Fogarty was married to Mr. Walter Clarey of Fairmount, ND. , Monday morn- 
ing, February 1st, according to announcements received in this city. 

***»»»»«»» February k , 1937 

GREAT BEND WEDDING ANNOUNCED Mr. George Worner, Sr., received word from 

Washington, that his daughter, Mrs. Sadie Beling was united in marriage to Mr. Umbach on 
January 22nd. ********** February h, 1937 

BENSON - SWANSON 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .At a quiet ceremony in the Congregational Church at Brainerd, Mil., Sun- 

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day, Jajiuary 31st, Marion Templeton Benson became the bride of Dorrence Swanson, of Fair- 
^ount. ,t»»*^f#*»»» February 11, 1937 

WEDDING SATURDAY 

Mrs. A. J. Ingerson and daughter, lone, who attends the Science School at Wahpeton, 
left today (Thursday) for Minneapolis to attend the wedding of Miss Mildred Ingerson to 
Mr. Walter Ziegelman. The wedding will take place Saturday, Feb. 13th, at Minneapolis. 

The happy couple will make their home in Minneapolis. Miss Ingerson was formerly 
a resident of this city having grown to womanhood here. She attended the local public 
school, being graduated from the local high school in 1932. She has been employed in 
Minneapolis the past two years. She has a host of friends here who extend congratula- 
tions and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** February 11, 1937 

Mr. and Mrs. James Fogarty of Fairmo\int, ND., announce the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Agnes, to Mr. James Slattery, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Slattery. The wedding will 
take place at Fairmoxmt in June. 

Miss Fogarty is a graduate of the department of home economics, NDAC and also attended 
St. Catherine's High School and College at St. Paul. She is employed as home management 
resettlement supervisor for Trail, Steele and Griggs Counties. 

Mr. Slattery is a graduate of Mayville State Teachers College and former NDAC student. 

********** February 11, 1937 

ARNOLD HONL WEDS CLAIRE CITY GIRL 
CLAIRE CITY.... Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Honl this week announced the marriage of their son. 
Arnold, to Miss Avia Satre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Satre of Claire City, SD. The 
wedding took place February 6th in Wahpeton, Father Janda officiating. Mr. Honl is emp- 
loyed in a bakery in Wahpeton. 

»**«*«*»** February 25, 1937 

HANSON - NAGGATZ 
Mr. Elmer Naggatz and Miss Marjorie Hanson went to Doran, MN., Tuesday evening and 
on Wednesday exchanged vows. Elmer Naggatz is the son of Mrs. Frank Naggatz of Fairmount. 
The bride is a daughter of A. L. Hanson of Doran, formerly of Sonora. 

»**»»»*»** February 25, 1937 

MISS DORIS ROSS TO MARRY WILLIAM HOWELL 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .Anno\incements of the engagement of Miss Doris Ross, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. E. J. Ross, to Mr. William David Howell of Self lower, CA., was received at the NEWS 
office early this week. Miss Ross and Mr. Howell were married on Monday, February 22nd. 

********** February 25, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. Leonard Schafte and Miss Ida Mae Lauser were married by Rev. 

Hougan at the parsonage on Saturday afternoon at 3:30. Edwin Schafte and Mrs. Mabel 

Connelly were witnesses. 

*«**«»**»* March k, 1937 

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ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE 
The wedding of Miss Georgianna Roth, daughter of Mrs. Peter Roth, and George Robin- 
son, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson, which occurred Nov. 3rd, at St. Philip's Church, 
Rev. Fr. Studnicka officiating, was kept secret by the couple until this week, when they 
announced the nuptials. Friends offer belated congratulations. 

«»*»*»*»»» March U, 1937 

.LOIS SCRIBNER TO WED 
FARGO FORUM. .. .Miss Lois Scribner of Fargo, daughter of Mr. and I-Irs. W. H. Scribner, 
of Hankinson, who becomes the bride of Mr. William T. Bristol, of Fargo, will be honored 
when Mrs. A. J. Lewis and Miss Vera Urdahl, entertain in the home of the former in Moor- 
head. Another affair to honor Miss Scribner during the week is the gathering Tuesday even- 
ing with Mrs. J. F. Pickering and Miss Laura Haugstad as hostesses in the Pickering home. 
Mrs. Edward Kuse entertained Friday at a bathroom shower honoring Miss Scribner and 
a handkerchief shower was given by Misses Ntyrtle Felton and Laura Haugstad. 

*»»«**»»»» March 11, 1937 

ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .Announcement of the engagement of Miss Roberta L. Perry of Syracuse, 
NY., to Kenneth Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Crawford, was made in the society 
columns of a Syracuse, NY., newspaper last week, a copy of which has been received by the 

Crawford family. 

»*»»***»*« March 25, 1937 

KITCHEN SHOWER 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berg received a pleasant surprise Sunday evening when a large 
number of friends and neighbors gathered at their home. The party was in the nature of 
a kitchen shower to compliment Mr. and Mrs. Berg who were married March 17th. The marr- 
iage was performed at Breckenridge at the Baptist parsonage with Rev. Alex Hoirus offici- 
ating. Mrs. Berg was, before her marriage, Mrs. Katherine Naggatz of Fairmount. 

The guests of honor were presented with many lovely and useful gifts. At a late hour 
a lunch was served and the guests departed wishing the happy couple a long and happy 
wedded life. »«**»»**»» April 8, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON BRIEFS Party was held at the Mrs. Julia Braaten home Sunday after- 
noon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Barllage of Wheaton, MN., who were married Wednesday. 

Christian S. Nissen and Lila Jensen were united in marriage on Thursday evening, 
March 25th. Rev. Hougen performed the ceremony and Russel Hald and Amelia Jensen were 
witnesses. ^^^^^^^n^^i^ April 8 1937 

\ffiDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
Schultz - Heley 

Miss Esther Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Schultz of Hankinson, became the 
bride of Mr. John Heley of Lidgerwood on Wednesday, March 31st, at 11 o'clock at the Par- 
ish house of the Community Presbyterian Church at Sisseton, SD. , with Pastor T. D. McMar- 

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tin performing the ceremony. Their attendents were Miss Stella Haley acting as brides- 
maid and Walter Kadoun as best man. The bride wore a royal blue chiffon Velvet dress 
and the bridesmaid wore a royal blue satin dress. 

A wedding dinner was served at 5:30 to only immediate relatives. Later in the even- 
ing a shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Heley, where many friends and relatives 
gathered and many beautiful gifts were received. The evening was spent in dancing. The 
young couple will make their home. in Fargo, ND. , where Mr. Heley will be employed. 

**»#***»«* April 8, 1937 

DANIEL L. JONES MARRIED SUNDAY 

At 1:30 Sunday afternoon, April 11th, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN. , a 
very pretty wedding was solemnized, when Daniel L. Jones, of this city, and Miss Alice 
Olson, of Wyndmere, were united in marriage. Only the immediate families and a few in- 
timate friends were present. 

The bride was attired in an Alice blue lace dress and wore white gardenias. The 
matron cf honor, Mrs. Bruer, wore a frock crepe dechine, with lavender sweet peas. The 
groom was attended by Mr . Bruer . 

After the ceremony all repaired to the Graver Hotel in Fargo, where a dinner was 
served. The bride and groom departed for Minneapolis, where they will spend a short time, 
returning home via Grand Forks, where they will visit relatives. 

The community extends hearty congratulations and wish for Mr. and Mrs. Jones, success 
and happiness which they so richly deserve. 

********** April 15, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
Miller - Wallman 

Mr. Bruno Miller and Miss Betty Wallman were united in marriage Sunday at the Lutheran 
parsonage. Rev. Klausler performing the ceremony. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Erick Fen- 
ske. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wallman, of this city, an admirable 
young lady and the groom is a prominent farmer of the Great Bend community. The couple 
will make their home on the groom's farm, and they have the best wishes of their many 
friends for a happy wedded life. »»»#»»»»»» ^p^il 22, 1937 

VICTOR GIRL WAS MARRIED THURS. 

VICTOR A quiet wedding took place at Sisseton, Thursday, April 8th, when Miss 

Agnes V. Holm, of Victor, SD., became the bride of Carl 0. Fletcher, at Clinton, MN. 
Rev. Evans of the Lutheran Church performed the ceremony. Mr. Albert Holm and Miss Flor- 
ence Holm were witnesses. 

»*»»#««*** April 22, 1937 

MARSHALL DYKE, JANET RABAK, MARRIED JAN. 11 
FAIRMOUNT .... Janet Rabak and Marshall Dyke were married Jan. 11th. They were marr- 
ied at Sioux Falls, SD. Witnesses were Mrs. Frank Kurtz, sister of the bride, and Wilbur 
Dyke, brother of the groom. Mrs. L. W. Dyke accompanied them to Sioux Falls. 

*»**»*«*** April 29, 1937 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Word has been received at this office that Miss Marguerite McShane, 
became the bride of Roy A. Snyder on March 21, 1937- Rev. H. W. Hill, Breckenridge , offi- 
ciated. Marguerite is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lavrenc C. McShane, of White Rock; and 
Roy, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter A. Snyder, of Fairmount, ND. 

********** April 29, 1937 

LAMARS . . . .Mr . and Mrs. Will Suess and daughter, Mrs. Bert Snyder and Miss Elizabeth 
Bickerdike went to St. Cloud, MN. , Friday, where they attended the wedding of Miss Ruth 
Erickson, which took place Saturday. They returned home Sunday. 

«*»*»*»*» * April 29, 1937 

MARRIED 
A Charivare party of young folks called at the Roy Snyder home near White Rock. The 
couple were married in Breckenridge in February, and only lately announced the fact to their 
friends. A parcel shower and ice cream treat will be held Wednesday evening in the hall. 

»»»#»»»*«» May 6, 1937 

MISS DEANS A BRIDE 
ROSHOLT . . . . Orthen Havorson, son of Mrs. Simon Hamer of this city and Miss Luella 
Deans, daughter of Mrs. John Tracy, Fairmount, were married at Rosholt, SD., Sunday. 
The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Falk. 

********** ji^ay 2_2, 1937 

A. McDowell weds effington girl 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Arthur McDowell and Ella Greenlund were united in marriage at the 
Episcopal parish, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. John DuBray officiating. 
Donald McDowell and Evelyn Sanford attended the couple. 

********** j4a.y 20 1937 

NERISON - ERICKSON 
ROSHOLT ... .Marriage vows were exchanged between Miss >tyrtle Nerison, of New Effing- 
ton and Mr. Lionel Erickson, of Rosholt, at White Rock, SD., on May 8th, Rev. T. 0. Hill 
officiating. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Nerison, of New Effington. 

********** f^y 20 19^37 

MARIE PAHL WEDS MINNEAPOLIS KAN 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Marie Pahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Pahl, of Lidgerwood, 

became the bride of Francis Groerer at a pretty ceremony in the Holy Names Catholic 
Church, Minneapolis, at 9 AM May 17th. Mr. and Mrs. Pahl and family attended the wedding. 

********** ' Vis.Y 27 1937 

LAMARS ... .Mrs . Ralph Schwegler was the honored guest at a coin shower on Saturday 
afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snyder. Mrs. Schwegler was marr- 
ied last fall in Minneapolis, where they are making their home. 

********** June 3, 1937 



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WEDDING BELLS 

In the presence of family members, Mr. John Herman, U23 Seventh Ave. S. and Miss 
Mairy Korth of Hankinson, were married at 10 AM., Saturday. Rev. W. P. Gerberding read 
the service in the St. Mark's English Lutheran Chxirch FARGO FORUM 

Miss Korth is the daughter of Mrs. Amanda Korth of this city, and is well known here. 
She has a host of friends here who extend congratiilations to the happy couple. 

.»»»»**»»«» June 10, 1937 

PROUSE - HOLST 

Dorothy Gartrell Prouse, daughter of Mrs. William Prouse, of Lead, SD., and John 
Raymond Hoist, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoist, of Hankinson, were married Sunday, June 
6th, at Lead, SD., Rev. Edgar Siegfriedt, conducting the services. 

The bride is a graduate of the Univ. of Nebraska and the groom graduated from the 
Univ. of North Dakota, after completing his grade and high school education in Hankinson. 

Mrs. John C. Hoist, Hankinson, Mr. and Mrs. Magne Michelson, Valley City; Mr. and 
Mrs. Maurice Allen of White Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hoist, of Van Hook, ND., attended 
the ceremony with many others. 

Friends in Hankinson extend congratulations and best wishes for the newlyweds. 

#*«»»**»*» June 10, 1037 

THIELE - SNYDER 

A beautiful wedding was held in the Calvary Evangelical Ch\irch at Fargo Wednesday 
afternoon at 3 o'clock when Rev. G. C. Thiele, of Ellendale, ND., and Hilda Worner Snyder, 
of Great Bend, ND., were united in marriage. 

The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, and an arch was formed before the 
altar with burning candles . The groom and bride proceeded to the altar to the tune of 
Lohengrin's march. A solo, "I Love You Truly" was sung, after which the vows were exch- 
anged. The wedding service was read by Rev. A. W. Heidinger, Dist. Superintendent of 
the Fargo District of the Evangelical Church. Rev. R. R. Strutz, of Fargo, led in prayer. 

Rev. and Mrs. G. C. Thiele will reside at Ellendale, ND. Rev. Thiele is minister of 
the Evangelical Church in that city. The many friends of both Rev. and Mrs. Thi?le join 
in wishing them a very happy future. 

»»»«*»*»»» June 10, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 

Miss Hilma Hartleben, daughter of Mrs. Robert Hartleben and John Scheller, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scheller were quietly married at Wahpeton on May 11th. Mr. and Mrs. 
Clifford Rossow, sister and brother-in-law of the bride acted as witnesses. 

Both parties are well and favorably known here, having grown to man and womanhood 
in this city. They were graduated from the local high school. 

They have a wide circle of friends here who extend congratulations and best wish-- 
for a long and happy married life. 

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KUEHL - WILLIAMS 
Mrs. Frances Kuehl , of this city, and Mr. Tully Williams, of Bandon, OR., were quiet- 
ly married Thursday, June 10th, at Wahpeton. Friends extend congratulations. 

*»»»**«**» June 17, 193T 

FORMER GREAT BEND GIRL IS MARRIED 
Miss Ramona Weiss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weiss, formerly of Great Bend, 
now of Sheldon, was married to Mr, I. Locken, of Los Angeles, where they will make their 

»»»»»»»»»» J\ine IT, 1937 

SHOWER 
A miscellaneous shower was given Svinday evening in the Lutheran Church basement for 
Grace Ziegelman and Alfred Medenwaldt. They received many beautiful gifts. Those from 
a distance that were here were Mr. and Mrs. Herman and Willie Ziegelman and family, Mrs. 
Frank Ziegelman, George, Olaf, Hermina, Chester and Hildegard Gunther and Mable Nack, 
all of Garfield, MN. , and Ed and Eda Medenwaldt ajid Mrs. Henry Bunde, all of Good Thunder, 
MN. «»,»***,»* jy^g 2.T, 1937 

DR. P. M. FADA WED TO DONNA HUTTON 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Donna Hutton and Dr. P. M. Fada, formerly Lidgerwood residents, 
were married Tuesday in Glasgow, MT., according to word received here this week by G. H. 
Movius. »*»**»**«» j^Qg 2U, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Miss Cajrrie Jensen Wednesday became the bride of Joe Kasmar of Chicago 
at a pretty church wedding held at the Fairmount Baptist Church at 10 o'clock in the fore- 
noon with Dr. C. C. Williams performing the ceremony. 

»**»****»* June 2k, 1937 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gruba and Mrs. August Bergman, Mrs. L. M. Benoit axid daughter, of 
Minneapolis went to Lidgerwood Tuesday and attended the marriage of Mrs. Gruba's ajid Mrs. 
Bergman's niece, Marcey Ann Gereszek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gereszek of near Stiles 
to Michael Schneider. The wedding took place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. John's 
Church in Lidgerwood. »»«»»»»it»» j^^g 2U , 1937 

ZIEGELMAN - MEDENWALDT 

Miss Grace Ziegelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman and Alfred Medenwaldt, 
son of Mrs. Frank Medenwaldt, were united in marriage at 6 PM., Friday at the Lutheran 
Church, Rev. J. Rengstorf performed the wedding ceremony. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march 
which was played by Miss Elsie Rengstorf. Attending the bridal couple were Miss Frances 
Ziegelman, sister of the bride and Gerhardt Medenwaldt, a cousin of the groom. 

For her wedding gown, the bride wore a thistle silk crepe with veil and accessories 
to match. Her flowers were arranged in a bridal bouquet of gardenias and iris. The 
bride's attendant wore a gown of pink silk. The groom and groom's attendant were dressed 
in navy blue. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride 



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to a number of relatives. The young couple will make their home with the groom's mother 
on a farm southeast of Hankinson. 

»»»****»»* June 2U, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS RIHG IN JUNE 

A pretty wedding ceremony took place at St Paul's Evangelical Church near Hammer last 
Saturday afternoon, June 27th, when Gustav Weinkauf smd Minerva Nelson were united in marr- 
iage. Rev. Eyrich officiating. 

To the strains of the wedding maxch played by Miss Frances Eyrich, Mr. Gilbert Nelson 
brother of the bride, and Miss Lorinda Weinkauf, sister of the groom marched up the aisle 
of the church and took their places on the altar platfonn. They were followed, after an 
interval, by Mr. Oswald Weinkauf, brother of the groom and Miss Jane Schultz, a friend of 
the bride and groom. In their turn came the bride and groom, being met at the altar rail- 
ing by the pastor. The beautiful ring ceremony was used according to the ritual of the 
Evangelical Church and the vows were taken to the accompaniment of the soft strains of 
"I Love You Truly" from the organ. After the ceremony the bridal party left the altar in 
a group and received the congratulations and good wishes of relatives and friends in the 
hall of the church. A wedding dinner was served to relatives and friends at the home of 
the bride after the ceremony. 

Mr. Weinkauf is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Weinkauf and is a progressive yoxing far- 
mer of the Hammer community. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson, also 
of the Hammer community. Both of the young people are well and favorably known thruout 
their community and the good wishes of a large number of friends go with them as they est- 
ablish their home on the old Weinkauf farm. Just south of St. Paxil's Evangelical Church, 

about five miles north of Hammer. 

********** July 1^ 1937 

FORMER RESIDENT OF HANKINSON WED 
Word was received here last week of the marriage of Albert L. Blaser, of Edmonton, 
Alberta, Canada, to Miss Marguerita Thompson, of Calgary, Alberta. The marriage took place 
June 19th at Calgary, where Mr. Blaser 's father now resides. The groom is well and fav- 
orably known here^ having grown to manhood in this city. He is employed in the C. P. Rail- 
way Office, in Edmonton. The bride was employed in the C. P. Railway Office in Calgary. 

The couple will make their home in Edmonton. 

********** July 1^ 193Y 

SWAWSON - CARLSON 

A very pretty wedding took place at the Swanson home near the state line on Thursday 
June 2Uth at 8:30 PM in the presence of immediate relatives, when Miss Clara Swanson be- 
came the bride of Emil Carlson, of Rosholt, SD. Rev. Richard Johnson, of Carver, MN., 
performed the ceremony. 

Miss Edna Schouberg sang "I Love You Truly" accompanied at the piano by Delia Chel- 
gren. Following the ceremony three songs were rendered. The pastor sang, "Heavenly Father 
We Beseech Thee." "0 Perfect Love," by student John A. Melvin, of Rosholt and "Tis So 

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Sweet to Trust in Jesus," by Rev. and Mrs. Johnson. 

Attending the bridal couple were the bride's brother and sister, Oscar and Alvina 
Swanson. The bride wore a dress of royal blue crepe, with a corsage of pink and white 
flowers. The bridesmaid was attired in a dress of navy blue chiffon. The groom and best 
man wore dark suits. 

Decorations were carried out in pink and white colors. A lunch was served, after 
which the happy couple left for a. short trip to Lake Geneva, near Alexandria, MM. Mr. and 
Mrs. Carlson's will be at home on Mr. Carlson's farm southeast of Rosholt . 

*»***»**«» July 1, 1937 

LIDGERWOOD WEDDINGS 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Marcella Gereszek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gereszek, and 

Michael Schneider, son of Mrs. M. Schneider were married at 9 AM Tuesday in St. John's 

Church with Rev. J, Kulczyk officiating. 

********** July 1^ 193Y 

LIDGERWOOD .... Immeinuel Lutheran Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday 
afternoon at 5 o'clock when Cordula Cloeter, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Cloeter, 
became the bride of Arnold Boelke, son of Mrs. Otto Boelke. Rev. Julius Cloeter and his 
brother. Rev. Ottmar Cloeter, of St. Paul officiated. They will live in Lidgerwood. 

********** July 1, 1937 

POPULAR COUPLE ARE WEDDED 

Miss Margaret Schroeder, of Fairmount and Mr. Allen Bohn, of Great Bend, stole a 
march on their many friends by exchanging vows at Sisseton, SD., on Thursday, July 1st. 

The bride is the daughter of Mrs . John Schroeder and is held in the highest esteem 
throughout the commimity. She is a graduate of the local high school, and has been emp- 
loyed the past year as a telephone operator at Great Bend. 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Bohn where the young couple will make 
their home. A reception was held at the home of the bride's mother for immediate relatives, 

The newlyweds have a host of friends who extend best wishes for a long and happy wed- 
ded life. ********** July 8, 1937 

MISS BICKERDIKE IS BRIDE OF KNUDSEN 

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairmount was the scene of a wedding Wednesday when 
before an altar decorated with flowers and plants. Miss Elizabeth Bickerdike, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bickerdike, of LaMars Township, Richland County, became the bride of 
Harold Eugene Knudsen, of Fargo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Knudsen, of Rosholt, SD. 

FARGO FORUM ********** juiy 8, 1937 

MARRIED 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Rose Krueger surprised her friends and relatives here, when she 
was quietly married at St. Cloud, MN., to Norman Zebtner on June 25th. Miss Krueger has 
been employed at Minneapolis since September. They were here over the weekend to spend 
the 1+th with Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Krueger. Monday evening a few relatives and friends 
held a miscellaneous shower for Mr. and Mrs. Zebtner. They received nice gifts. The 

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newlyveds will make their home in St. Cloud. 

»*******» » July 8, 1937 

WEDDING 

GREAT BEND. Allen Bohn and Margaret Schroeder were quietly married on July 1st, at 

Sisseton, SD. They will make their home in Great Bend. The many friends of the couple 
extend congratulations. »^^^^»»»»^^^^# j^^ g^ -^^-^^ 

ELEANOR WILLIAMS BRIDE OF VICTOR ANDERSON 
FAIRMOUNT Miss Eleanor Williams, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Will- 
iams, of Fairmount, was married Wednesday morning, June 30th at 10 o'clock to Victor And- 
erson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Anderson, of south of town, at the St. John's parsonage 
at Tyler. Rev. H. Schumacher, pastor of the church, officiated. 

»»»»«*»»»» July 15, 1937 

WOLFE - PARKER WEDDING 

SISSETON. .. .On Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Boniface Catholic Church at 

Claire City, occurred the marriage of Frances Wolfe, daughter of Mrs. Eva Wolfe of Claire 

City, to Lyle Parker of this city. The marriage vows were read by Father Fred of the 

local church. Witnesses were Katherine and Raymond Wolfe, sister and brother of the bride. 

»»**»*»««* July 15, 193Y 

WEDDING AT NEW EFFINGTON 
SISSETON. .. .The home of Rev. M. J. Olson was the scene of a very pretty wedding, Sun- 
day, June 27th, when Miss Cora Stensaker, of New Effington, became the bride of Clarence 
Backman, of Rosholt, at a 5 o'clock ceremony. 

»»»*»»»»»» July 15, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
Miss Evelyn Wickman and Harold F. Clough Exchange Vows 

Miss Evelyn Wickman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wickman and Mr. Harold Clough, of 
Emrick, ND., were united in marriage at the local Congregational Church Friday, July 9th, 
at It PM. Rev. W. M. Osborn performed the marriage ceremony. Mrs. George Smith, sister 
of the bride and Cyrus Clough, brother of the groom, acted as attendants. 

The bride was charming in a gown of navy blue georgette with white accessories. After 
the wedding ceremony, which was attended only by the immediate families of the two people, 
the wedding party partook of a luncheon served at Nan's Cafe. 

Those who attended the wedding from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clough. 
son Cyrus, and their daughter Gerry of Emerick; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith and daughters, 
Carole and Dianne, of Heaton, ND. Mrs. Smith is a sister of the bride. 

The bride is well and favorably known in this community attaining womanhood here and 
is a talented young lady. She is a graduate of the local high school, attended the State 
Teacher's College in Valley City and for the past three years had been engaged in the 
teaching profession. 

Mr. Harold Clough has a splendid position with General Motors in Cleveland, OH., and 

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the happy couple departed in their car for that city on Saturday. The happy couple have 
the congratulations and best wishes of the entire conuaunity. 

********** July 15, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 

Miss Virginia Voss, of Fairmount, formerly of this city, and Theodore Lien, of this 
city, were quietly married at the Lutheran Parsonage on Sunday afternoon, July l8th. Rev. 
Klausler conducted the service. Mr. and Mrs. Niles Walters acted as attendants. Immed- 
iately following the ceremony the bridal couple left for an extended honeymoon trip to the 
Black Hills and the Yellowstone National Park. 

The happy couple will make their home in this city. Both contracting parties are 
well and favorably known here. Miss Voss being employed at the Star Cafe for some time 
a short time ago and is a charming young lady. Mr. Lien is connected with the Salzer Lum- 
ber Co., and is a man of fine qualities. They both have a host of friends here who extend 
congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** July 22, 1937 

ROSHOLT REVIEW.... A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the H. L. Gilbert home 
Sunday morning at 9 o'clock when Miss Emerald Gilbert became the bride of Mr. Denney 
Martin. Rev. T. 0. Hill officiated. 

********** August 6, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
Hedstrom - Berg 
A wedding of local interest took place in the American Lutheran Church at Webster, SD., 
on Saturday July 2Uth, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon when Miss Irene Hedstrom, of New 
Effington became the bride of Christian Berg, of Hankinson ND. 

The double ring ceremony was used with Rev. Floyd Lauersen, of Webster reading the 
marriage vows. Mrs. Berg, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hedstrom, grew to 
womanhood north of New Effington and graduated from the Effington High School in 1931. 
Since graduation she has remained at home to assist her mother. 

Christian likewise needs no introduction, having lived his entire life, with the 
exception of the time spent in the navy during the World War in our locality. He is the 
oldest son of E. C. Berg, of Hankinson. 

*««»»»if*»* August 6, 1937 

OLSON - STONE 
Miss Mildred Olson, daughter of Mrs. Inga Olson, of Wyndmere and Raymond Stone were 
married Sunday, July 25th, at Carrol County, Maryland. The couple will make their home 
in Washington, DC, where Mr. Stone is employed by the Dept. of Commerce. The bride is 
a sister of Mrs. Halvorson of this city. 

********** August 6, 1937 

GILBERT BISEK WED TO ALICE BENSON 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .Mr. and Mrs. John Benson, of Lidgerwood, this week announced the marr- 
iage of their daughter, Alice to Gilbert Bisek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bisek, of Lid- 

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gerwood. The ceremony was performed in Huron, SD. 

********** August 12, 193T 

MOHTAHA WEDDING 
Miss Pearl Kopnick and Mr. P. A. Smith were married at the Lutheran parsonage, at 
Great Falls, MT., on July 31, 1937. Miss Kopnick is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
Kopnick of Frazee, MN., former residents of Hankinson. Mr. Smith is a machinist with the 
Great Northern Railway. They will live in Great Falls, MT. Pearl, who is a relative of 
the Gustmans' and W. R. Millers', has many friends here, who wish her well. 

*******»»« August 19, 1937 



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Film # 1580 HANKINSON NEWS Aug. 30, 1934; - Aug 21, 1937 



FPED KLAWITTER TAKEN BY DEATH 
Pioneer Eomesteader Died on Natal Anniversay After Stroke. 

Funeral services will be held this afternoon CThursday) for Fred rlawitter, pioneer 
HanJcinson resident, who passed away at his home here after a two weeks' illness. Rev. J. 
P. Klaiisler will conduct the services at the Lutheran Church. 

Fred Klawitter was bom on Aug. 27th, 1839, in West Prussia, Germany, and in May, 
1872, came to America, with his parents, settling first at St. Pavil, MN., where he was 
confirmed in the Lutherain Church. In 1878 he came to Belford Township where he took up a 
homestead. In 1884 he was married to Emilie Kirsch to which union six children were bom, 
fovu: of whom survive; William, of Lidgerwood; Ernest, of Wyndmere; Mrs. Emma Schultz, of 
Lidgervood; and Fred, Jr., of Lidgerwood. 

After leaving the farm, Mr. Klawitter moved to Hankinson, where he worked as a tins- 
smith for Max Wipperman, and continued to make this city his home until his death, which 
occurred on the anniversary of his birth, Aug. 27th. 

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

MBS. JOHN REIMAN DIED IN MAPLETON 

Mrs. George Bladow and son, Edward Martin, her niece, Mrs. Gerald Pankow, her nep- 
hew, Walter Bork eind Mr. George Eeiman returned to their homes here Thursday of last week 
from Mapleton, MN., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Bladow's daughter, Mjts . John 
Reiman. Mrs. Reiman passed away Sunday. August 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 
amd brother, she leaves to mourn her loss six children, the oldest, Phyllis, being 11, 
Maurice, Louis, Ada, Beimice aJid Gladys, the youngest, who is 18 months old. The Reiman 
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, Vr. and Mrs. 
Wm. Tribke amd sister, Mrs. Harry Koppelman and a nurse and doctor were at her bedside 
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 husband, two little children, Diane, 
2, and baby Arlene, 6 months. Also her parents, Mj. eind Mrs. Wm. Tribke, one sister, 
Mrs. Harry Koppelman and a host of other near relatives and friends. 

********** August 30, 19 34 

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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 search party found her body when she failed to return home. Only her feet pro- 
troxoded from the mass of fallen rock. 

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

FERGUS KILLERS ARE CAPTURED 
Two Men Reported Captured in Chicago Today 
FERGUS FALLS, MN. , Sept. 5th.... Dr. John Schacht, 52, wealthy Fergus Falls dentist, 
lay in a morgue there Wednesday night as Otter Tail Coxinty authorities pressed pursuit of 
his hammer slayers, named by a coroner's jury as Robert Palmquist, 28, a laborer whose 
home mortgage the dentist had foreclosed, and Palmquist' s brother-in-law. Palmer Swenson, 
19, a farm hand, both of whom were reported capttired in Chicago today. 

Lured into the countryside Tuesday night by a promise of a $30 payment on a debt, 
the elderly practioner was battered to death with a machinist's hammer on a country road 
near Fergus Falls and his body thrust into a clun^) of willows along the Dayton Hollow 
reservoir, five miles southwest of the city. The killers fled in the dentist's automobile 
with his bankroll, estimated to contain from $1,000 to $2,000. 

In their haste, the murderers failed to take a diamond stickpin and ring worth $4,000 
which officers fo\ind on the victim's body. 

S0UC2IT TO SINK BODY 
Before disposing of the bloody body, the killers apparently had driven 10 miles in a 
frenzied attempt to find a suitable hiding place and had abandoned a plot to weight it with 
rocks and drop it in the reservoir. 

Two horrified fishermen, Herbert Zellmer, Fergus Falls, and his brother-in-law, Hal- 
vor Halvorson, of Britton, SD. , came upon the body near the backwash reservoir Wednesday 
morning, ending the mystery as to the whereabouts of the dentist, vrtiose alarming absence 
was called to attention of Sheriff Jack Henkes at midnight Tuesday by a close friend of 
Dr. Schacht, William Spalding, manager of the River Inn, a Fergus Falls Hotel. 

***♦♦»«*** September 6, 1934 

SOO LINE CONDUCTOR ELLIS DIED FRIDAY 
Word was received here the latter part of the week of the death of Conductor Kade 
Ellis, of Minneapolis. Mr. Ellis is well known by trainmen amd railroad officials in 
this city, being the second oldest conductor on the Soo and having at one time been emp- 
loyed on this Division. 

Mr. Ellis died Friday and the ftmeral was held Monday. Mr. Eli Power, of this city, 
was one of the pallbearers. ********** September 13, 1934 

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Mr. Fritz Bcirfknecht returned Friday from Superior, WI., where he had spent two 
weeks. He was called there by the death of a relative two weeks ago. 

********** September 13, 1934 

POKORNEY FUNERAL HELD 
Fxineral services were conducted in Wyndmere Thursday for John Pokomey , 84 , who 
committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday Sept. 4th. 

Despondency over ill health was the cause of his act. He had been a resident of 
Danton Township for ten yecirs. Burial was made in a Lidgerwood Cemetery. 

********** September 13, 1934 

DEATH COMES TO HUSBAND OF FORMER LOCAL LADY 
The following article from the Fargo Forum tells of the death of John Bemardy, of 
Minot, who was the husband of Ada Woolsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woolsey, formerly 
of Hankinson. 

"Funeral services will be held at 9 AM Friday in St. Anthony's ChTjrch for John Bem- 
ardy, son of Mrs. Josephine Bemardy, Fargo, who died Tuesday morning in Trinity Hospital 
in Minot. A resident of Minot for four years, he had been a patient for two weeks. 

Mr. Bemardy was bom on June 10th, 1881, at Heron Lake, HN. He is survived by his 
wife cind three children, his mother, four brothers and a sister. He was in the employ of a 
Minot collection agency. *.******** September 20, 1934 

RETURN FROM FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Marlowe returned to their home in this city Sunday from Fairfax, 
MN., where they were called by the serious illness and death of Mr. Marlowe's father. Mr. 
Marlowe received a message on Saturday, September 14th, that his father was seriously ill. 
He left immediately to be with his father. Mrs. Marlowe had left for Fairfax for a visit 
with relatives just a few hours before the message was received here. 

Mr. Mairlowe's father passed away on Wednesday at the age of 78 years, the cause of 
death being heart failure. Funeral services were held on Friday. Surviving to motim 
their loss axe seven sons cind one daughter. 

********** September 27, 19 34 

WM. ARNDT'S WIFE DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA 
The Amdt fa m ily received the sad news that their son, Mr. Wm. Amdt's wife died on 
Sept. 23rd, in a hospital at Jamestown, after fovir days illness of pneumonia. Husband and 
three small children survive. William grew to manhood on his parent's farm in the State 
Line community and then left for Jamestown where he entered the railway mail service, hold- 
ing a run between Jajnestown cind Oakes. The Amdt family left Wednesday for Jamestown to 
attend the funeral. **»m****** September 27, 1934 

MYSTERY MURDER EXAGGERATED 
The much talked of killing at the Pohl dance neeir White Rock last week seems to be 
slightly exaggerated. Rumor said that a maji had been stabbed several times, thrown into 
a water trough or pig pen and was nearly killed when the hogs took him for an ear of com. 
There may have been some "com" involved in the murder, but except for that the sens- 

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ation of a century rather flops. 
The ROSHOLT NEWS says: 

Paul Hallinin, who was reported seriously injured at the Pohl dance, Thursday 
night, is able to be out of the hospital. He had several bruises but is not nearly as 
badly injured as was reported at first. 

********** September 27, 1934 

EXPIBES FOLLOWING TALK 
Ole Rufsvold, 76, Ft. Hanson resident, died suddenly Sunday afternoon from a heart 
attack at the completion of his euidress before a young peoples gathering at the Lutherem 
Church in Ft. Hanson. He had just left the pulpit and expired before he reached his seat. 
He was one of the ezorliest settlers. 

********** September 27, 1934 

COUSIN OF MRS. RXAN DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS LAST WEEK 
Mrs. D. E. Ryan of this city received news that her cousin, William M. Nash, of Minn- 
eapolis, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital at Brciinerd, MN., Tuesday. Mr. Nash was 
51 years old and an attorney of Minneapolis. He had gone to his summer home at Round Lake, 
near Brainerd for the week end. Monday he became ill and was taken to the hospital where 
he died. Funeral services were held last Thursday. 

*»♦*♦«**** September 27, ]934 

MRS. MARY MACK DIED SUNDAY 

Hankinson was saddened by the einnouncement of the death of Mrs. Mary Mack, at the 
home of her son Leroy, an attendant at the Northern Teachers College, in Aberdeen, SD., 
on Sept. 30th at 1:40 AM after an illness since July 20th. 

The body was brought to Hankinson and funeral services were conducted at St. Philip's 
Church at 10 AM with Solemn High Requiem Mass by Rev. Studnicka, master of ceremonies, Fr. 
Englehardt, Rosholt; deacon, Fr. Lang, Jim Falls, WI., sub-deacon. A very touching sermon 
was delivered by Rev. Lang, former pastor of New Effington. 

Bxjrial was made in Calvary Cemetery beside her husband who preceeded her in death 
five years ago. Pallbearers were Mr. Stenson, Mr. Wickman, Mr. Mahlom, Mr. Kutter, Mr. 
Farrington, Mr. Peitz. 

She leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, Lillian, one son, Leroy, sisters, Mrs. 
Jake Ehr, Jessup, lA., Mrs. John Ehr, Hankinson, one brother, Joe Tix, Hankinson. 

Relatives who attended were, Mrs. Jake Ehr, of Jessup, lA. , Mr. Nick Cache, Sr., 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cache, Jr., Mrs. Dave Murdock, Mr. Leroy Cache, all of Veracicle, MN. , 
Mrs. Clara Sheldon, Browns Valley, MN., Mr. Arthur Herried, Summit, SD., and many other 
friends of Aberdeen and New Effington, SD. 

Deceased was bom at Bancroft, lA, , Feb. 15th, 1884, where she attended school, 
later attending business college at Waterloo, lA. In December of 1902, she came to Hank- 
inson and was married to George Mack on Oct. 28th, 1903, to which union a son and daugh- 
ter were bom. In 1913 she moved to New Effington and was active in that city's civic 
and social orgcinizations . She was very prominent in church activities, being organist 

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in St. Philip's Church here for severeil years, and for 20 years had been organist and 
choir director in Sacred Heart Chxirch in New Effington. 

********** October 4, 1934 

MILDRED BOLDT DIED IN ST. PAUL; FUNERAL HERE FRIDAY 
Word of the death of Miss Mildred Boldt which occiirred in St. Paul Tuesday morning, 
was received here the same day. The young girl passed away at a St. Paul Hospital. Fun- 
eral services will be held at the Lutheran Qitu:ch in Hankinson Friday at 2:30 o'clock. 

Mildred was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boldt, of St. Paul, and she moved 
with her parents, to St. Paul about seven years ago, and had since made her home there. 

********** October 4, 1934 

MBS. FULLER DIED IN WISCONSIN 
Mr. Fred Vedder writes the NEWS from St. Ansgar, lA., and tells of the death of Mrs. 
Fuller, who passed away Thursday in Wausau, WI. Mrs. Fuller had spent the summer with her 
sister, Mrs. O. T. Koch in St. Ansgar, and was apparently in good health. 

Mrs. F\iller left Hainkinson about four yeeirs ago. She was to leave soon for Calif- 
ornia to make her home. ********** October 4, 1934 
COUSIN OF MRS. RYAN DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS LAST WEEK 
Mrs. D. E. Ryan of this city received news that her cousin William M. Nash, of 
Minneapolis, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital at Braiinerd, MN. , Tuesday. Mr. Nash 
was 51 years old cind an attorney in Minneapolis. He had gone to his summer home at Round 
Lake, near Brainerd for the week end. Monday he became ill and was taken to the hospital 
where he died. Funeral services were held last Thursday, 

********** October 4, 1934 

GUN KILLS BABY 
Struck in the side by a load of shot from an accidently discharged gtin, Joseph 
Anton Reiter, 2h year old boy of Belfield, this state, wa^ instantly killed on his 
father's farm Simday. The gun was in the rear of the Ccir with the boy and is believed 
that as the hired man stepped out he accidently discharged the trigger. The father emd 
a baby sister were in the car when the accident occurred. 

********** October 11, 1934 

LANDA, LIDGERWOOD, DIES 
Frank J. Landa, one of the pioneer settlers of this section, answered the call of 
the Master, Sunday, September 30th, and was borne to his last resting place on Wednes- 
day, Oct. 3rd. He is survived by his wife and six children. 

********** October 11, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MILDRED BOLDT 
The South St. Paul News has the following report of the untimely death of Mildred 
Boldt: 

Kiss Mildred Boldt, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boldt of 225 Tenth 

Ave. So., died at 11:15 AM today at the West Side General Hospital where she underwent 

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an operation for appendicitis Saturday morning. Pneinnonia developed following the oper- 
ation and that was the cause of her death. Besides her parents she is survived by a sis- 
ter and brother, Dorothy and Garhardt Boldt. She was the grand daughter of Mrs. Bladow 
of this city, aind a niece of Mr. and Mrs. E. Helseth, Mr. and Mrs. L. Mc Morrow, also of 
this city and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bladow of So. St. Paul. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon from the Grace Lutheran Church 
at 2 o'clock. Rev. Arthur W. Koeheler coducting the services. 

The remains will be taken to Hankinson, ND., the former home of the family, where 
services will be held from the Lutheran Church on Friday afternoon. Rev. J. P. Klaus ler 
will officiate. Rev. Koehler will accompany the family to Hankinson and he will deliver 
the sermon in English on Friday. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. 

Miss Boldt has lived here for five years . She attended the schools here and was a 
member of the Grace Church. She was confirmed by Rev. Koehler in the Class of 1930. She 
had been active in the work of the Young People's Societies, the Bible Class aind other 
brcinches of the church." 

We have lost our darling daughter. She has bid us all adieu. 

She has gone to live in Heaven, And her form is lost to view. 

Oh, that dear one, how we loved her. Oh, how hard to give her up I 

But an angel came down from heaven , and removed her from our flock . 

********** October 11, 1934 

FARM ACCIDENT CAUSES DEATH 
Edmund Medenwaldt Fatally Injured in Runaway Saturday 

A tragic farm accident which resulted in the death of Edmund Medenwaldt occurred 
Saturday afternoon when he fell from his plow eind was dragged in the frame work for a 
quarter mile, receiving injuries that resulted in his death next day at a Breckenridge 
Hospital. 

Edmund was taking his triple plow across the field to plow a firebreak when the 
wheel came off, frightening the team which stcirted to run. The young man fell from the 
plow, and his leg was caught in the framework. Dnable to extricate the limb he was drag- 
ged a qucirter of a mile before a younger brother , who saw the runaway could arrive and 
stop the frightened horses . 

A physician was called and it was found that Edmund had suffered a fractured leg, 
besides body lacerations. Ke was removed to the Breckenridge Hospital and after receiving 
treatment seemed certain to recover. However, the patient took a turn for the worse Svmday 
afternoon and died that evening at 9 o'clock, at the age of 18 years, 4 months and 23 days. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Belford Church, Rev. W. H. Cordts 
preaching the German sermon and Pastor J. P. Klausler the English. A large gathering of 
mourners assembled to pay their last respects to this departed loved one . 

Edmiond F. H. Medenwaldt, eldest son of Gustave Medenwaldt and wife (nee Pankow) was 
born on May 21st, 1916, in Belford Township and was confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church 



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Belford, April 13th, 1930. Here he spent his boyhood and grew into a yoxing man of exemplary 
habits. Last spring he underwent a serious operation and was near death's door but was 
spared by his Maker. The past sianmer he was taken ill with an affliction of the heart and 
had just regained his health when the fatal accident occurred. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his parents, three brothers, an aged grandmother 
and other relatives. To the bereaved family the entire community extends their heartfelt 

syn5>athy. .***♦****** October 18, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR GEORGE KROEGER 
Prominent Great Bend Citizen Died Suddenly From Heart Fzd.lure 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational Chxrrch in Wah- 
peton for George Krueger, who passed away at a Breckenridge Hospital Saturday night, a vic- 
tim of hecirt trouble. 

Mr. Krueger was taken ill Tuesday emd was removed to the hospiteJ. Saturday, but his 
condition was not considered critical., emd the community was saddened emd shocked to 
learn of his untimely demise. 

George Krueger was bom on July 18th, 1879, in Sinamit Township, and had resided in 
Richlcind County during his entire life. In 1901 he was united in marriage to Amanda Schulz 
and they made their home on the farm place imtil about ten yeeirs ago when they moved to 
Great Bend. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and six children, Paul, of Garfield, MN., 
Herbert, Myrtle, George, Fern and Caroline, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Fred Cast, and 
one brother, Rudolph, of Great Bend. 

********** October 18, 1934 

GRIM REAPER TAKES TOLL 
Community Shocked by the Death of Old Time Resident of Elma 

People of this community were greatly shocked on Monday morning when news reached 
here of the death of Mr. George Stinger, of Elma Township. The cause of his death was 
apoplexy. Mr. Stinger had axisen eaxly Monday morning, as was his custom, and with other 
members of the family had gone to the baxn to do the chores. He was still at work when 
the others finished their work and went to the house. When he failed to retuim to the 
house for breakfast the family went to see what was causing his delay arid found him dead, 
lying near the baxn. It was thought that heart failure may have caused his death. 

On Thxursday morning Mr. Wipperman took the remains to St. Cloud, MN. , where he was 
laid to rest in the family lot, beside his father, Mr. John Stinger and daughter, Alice, 
accompcinied the remains to St. Cloud. 

George Stinger was bom on Nov. 12th, 1862, at St. Cloud, MN., and at the time of 
his death was 72 years old. He grew to manhood on a farm there and after the death of his 
father, he and his mother moved to St. Cloud. He came to North Dakota thirty five years 
ago and has made his home with his brother, John, ever since. 

He leaves to mourn their loss two brothers, Charles, of Minneapolis, and John, of 
Hankinson. •*•««*«*♦* October 18, 1934 

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YEAR OLD SON OF MR. AND MRS. BERG DEAD 
Herman Richard Walter Berg, son of Herman Berg and Minnie Berg (nee Milbrandt) 
died Oct. 24th, 1934, in the Wahpeton Hospiteil Wednesday, at the age of one year and 19 
days. Tiiberctilosis caused the death. The mother of the child is ill in a sanitoriiim in 
Ottertail Lake. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 from the house and at 2 o'clock in the 
Em. Evangelical Church, with Rev.- Meier conducting the services. 

********** October 25, 1934 

MOTHER OF MRS, C3IAS. MARLOWE DIED WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Kate Ranweiler died Wednesday evening at 8:30 at a New Ulm, MN., hospital. 
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Fciirfax, MN., in St. Andrews Catholic 
Church. Siirviving are her husband, Mrs. A. R. Taylor, Minneapolis, Mrs. Walter Pullen, 
of Oliva and Mrs. Chas. Marlowe of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Ranweiler was apparently in good health, but was taken suddenly ill Saturday, 
and died after five days illness. Mrs. Marlowe was at the bedside when death occurred. 

********** October 25, 1934 

MURRAY GOTHAM DIED MONDAY 
Funeral Services Held From Home Wednesday - Served the Soo 29 Years 
Mr. Murray A. Gothan died Oct. 21st at Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis, following two 
weeks confinement in that institution where he was receiving treatment. 

Fxoneral services were held from the home Wednesday at 2:30, and biorial was made in 
the Hillside Cemetery. 

Murray A. Gothal was born in Iowa, and for twenty nine years has been employed on 
the Soo Line as baggageman. In 1920 he came to Hankinson from Thief River Falls, MN., 
and since then had made this city his home. 

He is survived by his wife, Bessie, and daughter, Mary. 

Miss Goldie Hill, Mr. Gus Bundy of Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill of Thief 
River Falls, were among the out of town relatives attending the ftmeral. 

The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen conducted the funeral services, the following 
members coming to attend: J. M. Brooks, and Ed Lee, of Enderlin and H. E. Paul, of Bis- 
marck. Pallbearers were: A. P. Jones, E. A. Lee, Ame Kjelstrup, B. G. Stock, L. K. Vick 
and L. E. DeVan. ********** October 25, 1934 

ACCIDENTLY SHOT 
Mrs. Herbert Mc Kirdy, Gladstone, was instantly killed recently, when a gun in the 
hands of her hxisband accidently discharged while he was unloading it. The charge struck 
Mrs. Mc Kirdy in the neck, killing her instantly. 

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AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM 
Victim of an automobile accident, Cheirles Pesek, 75, farmer of the Rogers vicinity, 
died Sunday morning at a Valley City Hospital, having been fatally injured early Saturday 
evening when his light Ford coupe collided with a Ford V-8 truck. The accident occurred 

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near Valley City. Pesek received a fractured skull. 

********** October 25, 1934 

WILLIAM ENKERS DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon at Em. Evcin. Church 
William Enkers, resident of Hankinson since 1891, died at his home in this city 
Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock, following a five week's illness. Funeral services will 
be held Sunday afternoon from the. home at 1 o'clock and from Emmanuel Evang. Church at 
2 o'clock. Rev. Meier conducting the services. 

Mr. Enkers was 74 years and 15 days old at the time of his death. On Sept. 12th he 
celeberated his Golden Wedding Anniversairy and was then in good health. Later he became 
ill and his condition gradually beccime worse until death called him to his heavenly home . 

Wm. Enkers was bom in 1860 in Boli, Germany, cind in 1884 was married to Emelia Har- 
der. Seven yeeirs later the couple immigrated to the United States, coming direct to Hcink- 
inson, where he made his home until his death, except for seven years spent at Stiles. 

Surviving to mourn their loss atre: his wife, emd six children, Mrs. Robert Foeltz, 
Mrs. Anna Krueger, William, of Breckenridge , Erick and Edwin, of Rosholt and Mjrs . L. W. 
Ridderbush, of Wausau, WI., besides many other relatives and friends. 

********** November 1, 1934 

REV. KLAUSLER ATTENDS FUNERAL OF PASTOR EIFEP.T 
Rev. cind Mrs. Klausler axe today attending the fvinercil of a veteran Lutheran pastor 
at Ottertail, MN., Rev. Wm. Eifert. Pastor Eifert had the unique distinction of having 
six sons in the ministry of the Lutheran Church, while one is still at the seminary. 

********** November 1, 1934 

FARMER DIES IN AUTO ACCIDENT 
WAHPETON .... Trapped in his automobile as it plunged into the Sheyenne River near 
Sheyenne Township, Sievert Olson drowned Saturday night, bringing the total of auto deaths 
in the state since Jan. 1st, to 96. 

Olson's body was found Monday morning when Henry Brekke, a farmer whom Olson had 
visited Saturday, emptied a load of tumble weeds into the river. The machine had fallen 
into the 35 foot ravine. 

Coroner L. E. Lester, after ein investigation, returned the verdict of "death due to 
cm accident." The man had been dead for approximately 36 hours, the coroner reported. 

*********** November 1, 1934 

CHILD DROWNS IN TANK 
Funeral services were held at Minot last week for Carl Allen Bartelson, IV year old 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bartelson, who reside near Sanish. The boy had fallen into a 

stock tank cind when found was dead. 

********** November 1, 1934 

WALTER KOEPPE DIED SUDDENLY 
Man Died Suddenly in Barn at Home in Southwest 
Walter Koeppe, 38 years old, living in the southwest commi^mity , died of heart 

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failure Satiirday, while at work in the bcim. Funeral services were held Nov. 7th. 

Walter had been shoveling Seind in the bam d\iring the afternoon and when he failed 
to come in for supper members of the family went out to look for him. He was discovered 
in a stall in a sitting position, leaning against the manager, still holding a shovel. 
A physician was called, and annoimced that death had occurred between 3 and 4 o'clock, 
heart failure being the cause of death. The man had not been in ill health, and his 
death was a severe shock to the "family and neighbors. 

Walter was 35 years of age is survived by his mother, ten brothers and sisters. His 
father preceeded him in death eleven years ago. 

********** November 8, 1934 

MILITAEy FUNERAL FOR JOHN EDWARD RAHN 
Funeral Held Today by the American Legion at 2:00 o'clock 

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today for Mr. John Rahn who died suddenly 
at his home in this city Monday morning, as a result of an attack of heart failure . 

The services were in charge of the Eberhard Post of the American Legion, conduct- 
ing the ritual with full military honors. Chaplain Howard Cox and Rev. Meier were in 
charge . 

The stidden death of Mr. Rahn profoundly shocked the residents of our city. He was 
apparently all right when members of the family arose in the morning, but when he was 
called for breakfast, he failed to answer. Upon investigation it was learned that death 
had called another of America's fast thinning ranks of Spanish American War soldiers. 

John Rahn was bom on March 19th, 1867, in New Holstein, WI., being 67 years old at 
the time of his death. In 1896 he came to Hankinson and engaged in business and made his 
home here until his death. In 1898 he enlisted in the Spanish American War, being a mem- 
ber of the 3rd U. S. Calvary. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Mathilda P^ckow, of 
this city. This vmion was blessed with two daughters, Linetta and Myrtle, who with his 
wife survive to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and father. 

Pallbearers were: San Deering, Ray Green, Theo. Bladow, M. S. Aker, Leonard Kretch- 
man and Pete Jensen. ********** November 8, 1934 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED ON FRIDAY 

William I. Irvine, Lidgerwood editor since 1900, died at 9:30 AM Friday at Lidger- 
wood, following an operation. He had been ill since Sunday. Funeral services were con- 
ducted at Lidgerwood Tuesday by the Masonic order, of which he was a member. 

He began his business career on the staff of the Youngstown, Ohio, Daily News in 
1881. He later moved to Minneapolis, where he took up the study of law. Admitted to 
the Minneapolis bar in 1887, he practiced in the Twin Cities a short time and in 1888 
established residence at Lidgerwood. 

On Sept. 1st, 1900, he purchased the Lidgerwood Monitor and continued as its edi- 
tor imtil a few years ago when he sold the paper. For the last 4C years a Democrat, 
Irvine once served as state Democratic committeeman. 

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He was bom April 21, 1862, at Danville, IL. Moving to Pennsylvania with his 
parents he attended school in that state and the White Bluff, TN., academy. 

On May 18th, 1887, he married Miss Ida Delbear at Green Bay, WI. Surviving are 
his wife and four children. Perry, Lidgerwood: Mrs. R. S. HolddLng, Sein Francisco: Mrs. 
W. C. Schmidt, Scotts Bluff, NB.j and Mrs. Helen Hadley, Sandpoint, ID. 

He was a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 53, A. F. S A. M. in which he served as mas- 
ter for several years and was high priest of the Royal Arch chapter. 

********** November 8, 1934 

BROTHER OF MPS. GRANELL DIED IN FINLAND 
Mr. cind Mrs. M. Granell have received the sad news of the death of her brother, 
Aleksanderi Wittikko, at his home in Kotka, Finland. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 28th, 1934. Surviving to mourn their 
loss are two sisters in Finland and three sisters eind one brother, living in the U. S. 

********** November 15, 1934 

ELMA PIONEER'S FUNERAL TODAY 
Hans Pederson Died in The Breckenridge Hospital Monday Night. 
Mr. Hans Pederson died at the Breckenridge Hospital Monday night Nov. 12th, at 
11:45 PM. Uremic poisoning was the immediate caiise of death. He had been ill for the 
past two weeks, being removed to the hospital Saturday, Nov. 10th. 

Mr. Pederson was bom in Denmark in 1869. He immigrated to this country at the 
age of 18 years. He settled south of town, in Elma Township, where he took a homestead 
and where he resided until his death. He is one of the oldest settlers of the south of 
town community. He was 66 years and 10 months of age. 

Funeral services will be held today at 2 o'clock from the home. Bvirial was made 
in Tyson Cemetery. Rev. Dyer, of the Lutheran Church of New Effington, of which Mr. Ped- 
erson was a member, officiated. 

Surviving are: his wife, four sons, Ame, Marvin, Stephen and Christ; one daughter, 
Dorothy, all residing at home. 

********** November 15, 1934 

DEATH OF ALBERT ZIETLOW AT JUNEAU 
Fimeral services were held for Albert Zietlow, Sunday, according to word received 
by relatives in this city. Mr. Zietlow was a veteran employee of the C. £ N, V7. Ry., 
and had been ill for a year. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and three sons, 
also three brothers, Robert of Grand Forks, Bert of Lidgerwood, Frank Zietlow, Mrs. 
Peter Hentz emd Mrs. Hugo Macheel of Hankinson. 

********** November 15, 1934 

FORMER HANKINSON LADY PASSED AWAY 
The following was taken from the Minneapolis Tribune in its edition of \,'ednesday, 
Nov. 7th, and will be of interest to people of this city: 

"Mrs. Josephine Beseke, 1186 Grcind Avenue, St. Paul, former resident of Minneapolis, 
died Tuesday. She was 44 years old. Surviving her are her husband, Hugo Beseke; her 

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father, John Caxilifield; three sisters, Mrs. Rita Grogan of Ireland, Mrs. Delia Taut- 
ges and Mrs. Eleanore Madland of Minneapolis; and four brothers, John and Valentine 
Caiilifield of Ireland, and Michael and Dominic Caulifield of St. Paul. Funeral services 
were held under auspices of Hamlin Chapter, 0. E. S., Thursday at 2:30 PH., at the Kess- 
ler & Magviire Funeral Home, 640 West Seventh Street, St. Pa\il, and interment was made in 
Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Beseke was a native of Ireland, coming here when 15 years 
old." 

Mrs. Beseke is well known here as she was a former resident of this city. Mr. and 
Mrs. Beseke resided here for a nianber of years, Mr. Beseke being employed as salesman for 
the Paris Candy Company. ********** November 15, 1934 

Mrs. E. W. Wetherbee died Nov. 7th, at her home in Iddgerwood. Funeral services 
were held at the Methodist Church Saturday. 

********** November 15, 1934 

PASSING OF LIEN TOWNSHIP FARMER 

John L. Moen was born in Norway on Nov. 6th, 1855. He passed away at the Tikak- 
watha Hospital at Sisseton on Oct. 23rd, 1934. He immigrated to America in 1879, coming 
to Wilmar, MN. He made his home with his Uncle a few years, working at his trade in 
various places in Minnesota. 

He came to Dakota territory in 1886, settling in Dwight, ND. In the year of 1891 
he moved to Hankinson, ND. residing there until the reservation opened for settling 
when he homesteaded the present home place, where he has resided since, with the except- 
ion of about 5 years in New Effington and Rosholt. 

The funeral services were held on Oct. 27th. He was laid to rest in the family 
lot in the Branvold Cemetery. The pcillbecirers were C. A. Paulson, J. V. Danek, W. J. 
Martinek, T. L. Wang, Edward Johnson and Carl Nelson, all pioneer residents of the 

commimity SISSETON COURIER 

********** November 15, 1934 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF LIDGERWOOD LADY 

Mr. Theodore Neuman and son, Harold, and Mrs. Anna Milbrandt etnd daughter, Anna, 
went to U.dgerwood Sunday where they attended the funeral of Mr. Neumctn's and Mrs. Mil- 
brandt' s sister, Mrs. Lotiise Weiber Dumke, who passed away at her home in that city Fri- 
day morning. Rev. F. B. Sharkey officiated at the services. 

Mrs . Dumke often visited here in the home of her brother and sister and during her 
visits here made many friends who learn with regret of her death. 

She leaves to mourn their loss two daughters, Ida . (cannot be read) ... .and Hulda, 

of Indianapolis, IN, nine sons, Emil and Otto of California, Richard of Russell, SD, eind 
Albert, Freink, Fred, Robert, Adolph and Willie of Lidgerwood, One son, Ferdinand, pre- 
ceeded her in death by twenty yeeirs. One sister and two brothers also survive, they are 
Theodore Neuman and Mrs. Anna Milbrandt of Hankinson and Otto Neuman of Great Bend. 

********** November 22, 1934 

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LILLY HOLM FUNERAL HELD 
Lilly Holm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holm, of the state line community, died 
at the Graceville, MN., hospital Monday, Nov. 19th. 

Miss Holm was 28 years old at the time of her death. Funeral services are being 
held today at the Swedish Lutheran Church north of New Effington. 

********** November 22, 1934 

FELTON BABY BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY 
Robert Eugene Felton, 4 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Felton of Fargo, 
passed away in a Fargo Hospital Monday and was bviried here Wednesday. The Feltons are 
well known here, Mr. Felton being a former resident of this city. Their many friends 
extend their sympathy. ********** November 22, 1934 

SWITCHMAN IS KILLED 
A Great Northern train crew, missing the light from the lamtem of Roy Winchell, 
43 years old, and a company switchman for 10 years, investigated and discovered his man- 
gled body lying near the tracks. The accident happened in Fargo, his home town. The 
coroner held the death as accidental. 

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LAD DIES OF BROKEN NECK 
Calvin Lambert, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lambert, of Lisbon, was killed 
instantly in cin automobile accident three miles west of Highway No. 9, on the Ransom- 
Sargent County line at 6:45 PM. , last Thursday. The youth was riding with James Dixson 
Lisbon stockbuyer. The accident happened while Mr. Dixson was driving his car along a 
blind road and the car went off the grade and into the ditch. The lad's neck was broken. 

********** November 22, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JULIUS KOWALSKI 
Aged Resident of This Community Passed Away Thursday Evening 
Funeral services were held Saturday morning in St. Philip's Chxirch for Julius 
Kowalski, who passed away at the Krrmip Hospital Thursday evening. Mr. Kowalski had 
been in ill health about a month, the cause of death being complications coming with 
old age . 

Rev. Fr, Studnicka conducted the services at 10 o'clock, burial being made in 
Calvary Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Paul Kinn, Dominick Meide, John Krause of Mantador, 
George Wirtz, Fred Radloff, Jacob Hentz. 

Deceased was 79 years old, being bom in Germany from which cotmtry he came to 
the United States. Surviving to mourn their loss are: three sons, Arthur, of Milwaukee, 
Gust and Frank, of Racine, WI. One brother, John, resides in Fergus Falls, eind a daughter 
Mrs. John Meder of Faribault, MN. His wife and one daughter preceeded him in death. 

Mr. Kowalski has spent his last years in retirement in Hankinson, where his general- 
ly qtiiet amd pleasant personality had made him a host of friends who are sorely grieved 
by his death. Out of town people attending the funeral were Mrs. Carl Witt and son, 

Henry, and daughters, Mrs. Robert Kienan and Miss Wilhelmine Witt, and Mrs. John Meder 

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FORMER HANKINSON LADY PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. H. Brown (nee Elizabeth Beil) Died at Breckenridge 

People of this city were greatly shocked Wednesday morning when news reached here 
of the death of Mrs. H. Brown (formerly Mrs. Elizabeth Beil) of Breckenridge, former 
resident of this city. Mrs. Brown underwent an operation for gall stones in the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital in Breckenridge Tuesday of last week. She died Wednesday morning. 

She leaves to mourn their loss, three daughters; Agnes, Frances and Anna. Funeral 
services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. John's Church in Wahpeton 
and burial will be made here. 

The complete obituary will be published in next week's issue of The NEWS. 

********** November 29, 1934 

BRECKENRIDGE MAN KILLED BY AUTO 

Maurice Murphy, of Breckenridge, veteran G. M. engineer, was fatally injured 
Sunday night, when he was struck by a car driven by Dr. W. J. Pangman of Wahpeton. 
The accident happened in front of the walkathon. Dr. Pangman practiced medicine in 
Hankinson a few years ago for a short time. 

********** November 29, 1934 

R. H. ROE, LIDGEBWOOD BUSINESSMAN DIED SATURDAY 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood 
for Roy H. Rue, who died at Lidgerwood after four days' illness of pneumonia. Rev. F. 
B. Sharkey conducted the service. 

Mr. Rue came to North Dakota 25 yeeirs ago and was active in the business and social 
life of Lidgerwood and was a prominent Mason. A leirge number of friends from Hankinson 
attended the services . 

Bom at Glenwood, MN., in 1880 he came to Lidgerwood in 1898. He was employed in 
the city's mill and then attended the U. of M. and upon his ret\um to Lidgerwood engaged 
in business. Later he assisted in orgeinizing the Lidgerwood Auto and Machine Co. He 
was aldermcin for twenty yeairs and was president of the city council when death occurred. 

Surviving axe his wife (nee Emma Busta) ; one son, Roy; one daughter, Adah; one 
brother and four sisters. ♦•***♦**** December 6, 1934 

F. W. GEETSON FUNERAL BEING HELD TODAY 
Funeral services for F. W. Gertson, veterein Lidgerwood photographer who passed 
away Monday, are being held in that city today. 

********** December 6, 1934 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Paul Boelke, Mrs. Mike Kinn and Mrs, Peter Hentz motored to Lidgerwood Tues- 
day and attended the fvmeral of Mr. Emil Strege which was held there in the afternoon 
of that day. *♦***♦♦♦** December 6, 1934 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. HARRY E. BROWN SATURDAY 
Funeral services for Mrs. Harry E. Brown, of Breckenridge, former resident of this 
city, were conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Johns Catholic Church in 

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Wahpeton, with Kev. Father Meyer in charge of the services. After the services at the 
church the body was bought here and laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Rev. Father Stud- 
nicka conducted the services at the cemetery. Pall bearers were three people from Wah- 
peton and three from this city, namely, D. Meide, C. Shea and Henry Erb. 

1-lrs. Brown was bom on Sept. 16th, 43 years ago, in DeVillo Township amd made her 
home in Richland County most of her life. She was married to Herman Beil and the couple 
lived on a farm northwest of Fairmount. Mr. Beil died Mcirch 24, 1916, and the family 
moved to Hankinson. Five yeeirs ago they moved to Wahpeton. 

On Sept. 12th, 1929, Mrs. Beil was married to Harry E. Brown, at Sisseton, and the 
couple made their home near Breckenridge. Surviving to mourn their loss au:e her husband, 
and three daughters, Mrs. Lars Bisek, of liOwry, MN. , and Agnes amd Anna Beil, of Wahpeton; 
two brothers, Alton J. Theede, of Fairmount, and Nick J. Theede of Breckenridge and one 
grandchild, Lorraine Bisek. **♦**•**** December 6, 1934 

SANDER, SCO AGRICULTURAL AGENT, DIED AT ENDERLIN 

Funeral services for Saiander J. Sanders, 48, Soo Line Agricultural Development Agent, 
who died Friday, were conducted in Enderlin on Monday. Scinders had been a resident of 
Enderlin for 26 years and had been associated with the Soo since 1917. He was known to 
many of our people, coming here often on Soo agricultural exhibit trains. 

********** December 13, 1934 

LITTLE GIRL DIED ON SATURDAY 

Violet, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Ziebarth, died at the Wahpeton 
Hospital Saturday, death following bums received about four weeks ago, when she found 
some matches which ignited while she was playing with them, causing bums so serious that 
she failed to recover. 

Funeral services were held at St. Pauls Church, north of Hammer on Monday, Dec. 10th, 
Rev. Meier conducting the services. Pall bearers were her two uncles, Nelbert and Roy 
Larson and Gustav and Norbert Weinkauf. Following the service she was laid to rest in the 
cemetery beside the church. 

She leaves to mourn, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Ziebcirth, one sister, Irene, 
and two brothers, Lawrence cind Vernon. 

********** December 13, 1934 

BROTHER OF MRS. JOSEPH BERG PASSED AWAY 

Mrs . Joseph Berg of this city received a message Thursday morning of last week telling 
of the death of her brother, Mr. Joseph Bremer, of near Maryville, MO. He passed away Wed- 
nesday evening. Surviving are two sons and one daughter and three sisters, who reside in 
I-Iissouri and Nebraska. Mrs. Berg was unable to attend the funeral. 

********** December 13, 1934 

FAIRMOUNT MAN, FRANK NAGGATZ , DIED MONDAY 

Mr. Frank Naggatz passed away at his farm home near Fairmoiait about 4 o'clock Monday 
afternoon, following a stroke. Although he had been in poor health for the past six months 
his death came as a surprise to his memy friends in both this and the Fairmount community. 

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Deceased was bom in Berington, IL., later moving to Nebraska, where the family made 
their home prior to coming to North Dakota, about six years ago. They resided on the Ryan 
farm west of this city for some time and then moved to the Fairmount vicinity. 

He leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Elmer and Donald, both at home and one daugh- 
ter, Laura, who is teaching in the northern part of the state. She came to attend the fun- 
eral. He also leaves his sister, Mrs. August Smith, of Waldo, and three brothers and one 
sister, all of whom reside in Colorado and Nebraska, besides other near relatives. 

"She funeral was held this Thursday afternoon in the Baptist Church. Bvurial was made 

in the Fairmount Cemetery . ********** ., . ,,,„,, 

J ********** December 13, 1934 

CAYUGA MAN KILLED 
Cayuga. .. .Kenneth Kieffer, 25 year old son of Harry Kieffer, was killed when he rec- 
eived a fractTjred skull from being hit by a log that fell upon him. The man was working on 
his Aunt's ranch when the accident happened. He was a graduate of the Lidgerwood High 

School, Class of 1927. ********** ., . ,,,«,. 

********** December 13, 1934 

RANCHER DIED 

McLeod. . . .Ted Martin, 44, farmer near McLeod, who suffered a fractured spine Friday, 

in an automobile accident south of Moorhead, died in a Fetrgo Hospital Monday evening. 

Ted was injured when the car in which he was riding with three other men, ran into a 

ditch on Highway 74. Icy surface and blinding lights from an approaching auto were blamed. 

********** December 13, 1934 

HUNTING ACCIDENT 

Sheldon. .. .A. A. Brown was accidentally killed Friday afternoon while hunting rabbits 

along the Sheyenne River, when his foot entangled in the crotch of a fallen tree caused 

him to fall and a charge of shot from his gun struck him in the left breast, resulting in 

instant death. ********** December 13, 1934 

EMIL STREGE PIONEER DIED SATURDAY, DEC. 1st 

Lidgerwood Monitor. .. .The hand of the Maker reached into this little settlement Satur- 
day and took the life of Emil Strege, eaurly North Dakota settler cind one of the first white 
men to take up abode in this section. Mr. Strege came to this state in 1882, with his par- 
ents, and has lived here ever since, most of the time on a farm south of town. 

About 18 years ago he contracted «in illness known as multiple sclerosis, ein organic 
nervous disease, which at first, left him weak in the limbs and as time wore on, rendered 
him helpless. He gradually became worse, first being placed in a wheel chair and then 
confined strictly to bed. During all these years he suffered with only the grit an able 
bodied man could muster, never complaining and taking life as God willed it. The family 
moved to town at one time but later returned to the farm. 

********** December 13, 1934 

MRS. WM. SCHDETT'S SISTER DIED AT MERRILL, WI . 

Mrs. Wm. Schuett received the sad news of the death of her sister, Krs . August Melchert 
of Merrill, WI. Mrs. Melchert leaves two daughters and three sons. She has visited the 

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Schuett's home several times and dviring her visiting here made many friends who regret her 
untimely demise. Her husband preceeded her in death two years ago. 

********** DecenOjer 13, 1934 

SARGENT PIONEER DEAD 
Funeral services were held in Sargent County's county seat, Forman, Tuesday for Harry 
Forman, pioneer of that county. Deceased was an uncle of the late W. C. Forman, Jr., of 
this city, and was known by many, leaving often visited with the Forman's. 

***«*»*•** December 20, 1934 

BISHOP O'REILLY DIED AT FARGO 
Often Visited Hankinson to Take Part in Services 
Word was received in Hankinson today telling of the death of Rt. Rev. James O'Reilly 
Bishop of the Fargo Catholic diocese for the last 25 years, who died in his home at 7:05 
PM. , Wednesday. Death was due to a heart ailment. 

Although not in the best of health he had been attending to his official duties and 
Wednesday was in his office in his home as usual. About 5 PM., he informed Father Dwors- 
chak, his secretary, that he was not feeling well. A physician called, but death promptly 
ensued . 

Bishop O'Reilly was well known in Hcinkinson where he often came to take part in import- 
ant services at St. Phillips Church and St. Francis Academy. 

********** December 20, 1934 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretchman attended the Mrs. May Hillard funeral in Lidgerwood on 
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Hillard, who was a relative of Mrs. Kretchman, passed away Satur- 
day. ********** December 20, 1934 

STILES PIONEER DIED SATURDAY 

Mrs. James Webster, residing north of Stiles, died at her home Saturday morning from 
a siege of pneumonia. 

Fioneral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood at 2:30 
o'clock. 

Deceased was 76 years old and one of the earliest pioneers of Liberty Grove Township, 
where she settled in the early nineties . 

Her husband preceeded her in death in 1923. Surviving to mourn their loss axe two 
sons; Ellery, at home and Irwin of Yakima, WA. , and a daughter, Mrs. Rosenkrantz, also of 
Yakima, WA. ********** December 27, 1934 

HEIBER DEAD AT LIDGEHWOOD 
Funeral Held Today for Prominent Merchant 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Jacob Heiber, 63, Lidgerwood vmdertaJcer and furniture dealer, died here 
Monday from cirrhosis of the liver. 

He was born in Ari , IN., and first came to Lidgerwood 35 years ago, leaving to reside 
for a time in St. Paul and Montana cities and then filed on a homestead at Parshall, later 
returning to Lidgerwood. 

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The fiineraJ. will be held today (Thursday) in the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood. 

********** December 27, 1934 

MES. L. PAOSCH DIED MONDAY 
Other Members of Family Recovering After Severe Illness 

Christmas in the L. Pausch home near Mantador was turned from a joyoxis one to one of 
sorrow when death entered and removed the mother, Mrs. L. Pausch, who passed away Monday 
evening from poisoning. The poisoning was believed to have resulted from eating potato 
pancakes, which the Pausch family served at dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Pausch and son, Kenneth 
and daughter, Emma, had eaten them at the mid-day meal. Shortly after dinner they became 
very ill- The children fortimately were able to repel the poisoned food, but Mrs. Pausch 's 
condition became steadily worse and she passed away at 6:30 the same day. Mr. Pausch was 
in a very grave condition for several days , but at the present writing reports from the 
home are that he is able to sit up and is recovering slowly. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Paiisch will be held at St. Peter cind Pauls Church in Mcinta- 
dor SatTorday morning. 

Deceased was a pioneer mother, and was 68 years of age. Surviving to mourn their loss 
are: nine children, Mrs. Joe Lugert, Mantador; Mrs. John Foertsch, of Barney; Mrs. Herb 
Nepper, of Mantador; Mrs. Bert Gira, of Mantador, Mrs. Bill Peliski, of Washington; Emma 
at home; Agnes of Fargo and Henry of Mooreton and John of Mooreton; besides her husband. 

Ttie Pausch family are well known and highly regarded in the Hankinson community and 
people are sorely grieved to learn of the tragic death. A complete obituary will be avail- 
able next week. ********** December 27, 1934 

FOPMAN LADY DIED 

FORMAN.. ..Mildred Ruth Hurley, daughter of the late Wm. Hurley and wife, died in 
Forman last week. ********** December 27, 1934 

E. M. PURDY FUNERAL 

WYNDMERE.... The E. M. Purdy fumeral was held here on Saturday. He died in the home 

of a daughter in Dan ton Township. 

********** December 27, 1934 

FORMER RESIDENT DEAD 
Clara Tomina Aadland, died on Thursday, Dec. 18th, reports the Veblen Advance, at the 
Custer Sanitorium at the age of 43 years. The lady resided in Hcinkinson with her parents 
in 1909 and on the 19th day of June was married to Lars Aadland of the same place. Eight 
children were bom to this union. 

Previous to his marriage Mr. Aadland purchased a farm eight miles northwest of Hcimmer, 
where deceased lived with her family until 1924 when they moved to Claire City, where she 
made her home until removed to the hospital. 

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FRANK HIiAVNICHKA DIES 
Fimeral services were held Saturday from the Bohemian Hall in Lidgerwood, for Fraink 
Hlavnichka, fanner of the Wyndmere vicinity. Mr. Hlavnichka died Thursday morning at 
Wahpeton, where he had been a patient for some time. Cancer was the cause of death. He 
was 50 years of age, and is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. 

.********** Jctnuaxy 3, 1935 

MBS. PAUSCH FUNERAL 

F\ineral services were conducted Saturday at St. Peter and Pauls Catholic Church for 
Mrs. Ludwig Pausch. A solemn requiem high mass was sting by Rev. Father Kuehn, who also 
delivered a very touching sermon. 

Anna Gorg was bom in Germany, Jvine 17th, 1866. She came to America in 1889. In 
1890 she was united in marriage to Ludwig Pausch at LaMars, lA. During the year of 1903 
they came to a farm six cind a half miles northeast of Mantador where they resided until 
1932 when they moved to town. 

Deceased was a pioneer mother, 68 years old. Surviving to mourn their loss are 
nine living children. Three daughters preceeded her in death: Mrs. Joe Luggert, Mrs. 
Herb Nepper, Mrs. Bert Gera, Mantador; Mrs. John Foertsch, of Barney, Mrs. Bill Plischte 
of Seattle, "WA., Emma at home, Henry and John of Mooreton and Agnes of Fargo. 

Mrs. Pausch lived a life devoted to her family, her church and her community. She 
was a member of the Christian Mothers' Society of St. Peter and Pauls church since 1908. 
Mrs. Pausch was loved by a large circle of friends who will sincerely regret the loss of 
her friendship and kindness. 

She was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Math Reiland, Emil 
Pelzel, Joe Foertsch, John Pillman, John Krump, William Soehner, Sr. Honorary pallbearers 
were: Mrs. Walberger Krump, Mrs. Hubert Lambertz, Sr., Mrs. Math Puetz, Mrs. Joe Lugert, 
Sr., Mrs. F. C. Schlener, Mrs. B. A. Foertsch. 

Mr. Pausch and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their hovir of 
bereavement. *•*«****** January 3, 1935 

ANOTHER LIDGEFWOOD BUSINESS MAN IS DEAD 

Funeral services were held Monday for Louis Christensen, prominent Lidgerwood business 
mcin, who died Thursday afternoon at Lidgerwood. He was taken ill Saturday and pneumonia 
developed, causing death. He was 58 years old and was associated with the Wirtenberger 
Drug Co., which he owned at one time. He was also one of the orgajiizers of the Consumers 
Home Oil Co. Surviving to motom his loss are a wife eind four children. 

The untimely death of Mr. Christensen brings the death list of prominent Lidgerwood 
businessmen to eleven within the past eighteen months. 

********** January 10, 1935 

OBITUARY 
Mrs. James Webster, one of the early settlers of Liberty Grove Township died at her 
home on Saturday morning, Dec. 22nd, 1934. Mrs. V7ebster had been failing in health for 

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several years but was active up ajid around until a few days before her death. 

Joanna Russell was bom at Bancroft, WI., April 4th, 1858, and at the time of her 
death was 76 years, 8 months and 18 days old. 

On December 25th, Christmas Day of 1876, she was mairried to James Webster at Plover, 
WI. In May of 1881 they moved from Wisconsin to liberty Grove Township which has been her 
home ever since. Mr. Webster passed away in 1923. 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Webster at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday, the 26th, at 
the Community Church in Lidgerwood with Rev. Forest Sharkey officiating, assisted by Rev. 
Ernest Kinzler, of Rosholt, SD. 

A choir consisting of Marguerite Bonzer, E. D. Murdock, H. F. Stone and Mrs. John Hinz 
with Mrs. A. F. Bonzer, Jr., as pianist, rendered several lovely and appropriate nx^nbers . 
Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery. Pallbearers: James Polda, John Krause, Anton 
Speral, Robert Weiber, Alfred Witt and A. H. Wittenberger. 

Surviving relatives are: two sons, Ellery, of Lidgerwood; Irwin, of Yakima, WA.; one 
daughter, Mrs. F. A. Rosenkranz, of Yakima; one daughter died in infancy. She also leaves 
three sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Scribner, of Stevens Point, WI., Mrs. A. D. Turner, of Hanna, 
Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. A. L. Buck of Fairmount, ND. Also seven grandchildren and a 
host of loving friends. 

She was a kind and loving mother, and the deepest sympathy of all goes out to the 
grief stricken children in the loss of their mother. 
We bid you farewell dearest mother. 

And tenderly laid you to rest. 
At peace in your last sleep eternal. 

Sweet roses ctbloom on your breast. 
We know all is well with you mother. 

You are freed from all stiff ering and pain. 
And in our heavenly mansion. 

We will meet you, dejir mother again. 
Still we hold fast in memory's gallery 

Rare pictures of your great love divine. 
Sacred we shall hold them forever. 

Death cannot erase them, nor time. 
Sleep sweetly, rest well deeu: mother, 

We know we must carry on. 
But the light has gone out of life mother. 

And home is not home with you gone . 
********** January 10, 1935 



NEWS OF NORTH DAKOTA - Events of the week throughout the State told in brief form 

MANTADOR Mrs. Lewey Pausch, victim of poison potato pancakes, was buried here. 

Her husband, daughter and three grandchildren were sickened immediately after eating the 



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cakes, but recovered. Poison in a can on the pantry shelf is believed to have been mis- 
taken for baking powder. ***•*♦**** January 10, 1935 

Word was received from Mr, and Mrs. Jess Peiper, of Litchfield, MM., that Mr. Peiger's 
grandfather, of that city, had passed away. The Peiper family had been visiting in South- 
west last week. ********** Janueiry 10, 1935 

DEATH OF PIONEER NEAR STATE LINE 
Martin Mangland Funeral Held in Dahl Church Sunday 

Martin Mangland, of Lein Township, Roberts County, near the state line, passed away 
Friday noon, Jan. 11th, after a lingering illness, the past year of which he was bedfast. 

Deceased was 71 yeas old and was a pioneer of Roberts County, and well known in Hank- 
inson where he ccime often on btosiness. 

Funeral services were held at the Dahl Church, north of Victor, Monday afternoon. Rev. 
Falk, of Rosholt conducting the services. 

Deceased was a sufferer from rheumatism for sixteen yeeirs. He was nearly killed nine 
years ago by robbers and ever since then, has been failing. 

He leaves to mourn: three children, Mrs. Carrie Bisek and Martin, Jr., at home, Mrs. 
Alga Stahl, of New Effington. **♦«****** January 17, 1935 

MRS. HERMAN BERG DIED TODAY 
Death Occurred Today at Sanatorium After Long Illness 

Mrs. Herman Berg died at the Ottertail Sanatorium today at 1 o'clock, according to 
word received by relatives here. 

Mxs . Berg had been in the sanatorium for several months , and her condition has been 
very critical. Funeral services will be held Sunday in Hankinson. 

A complete obituary will be printed in next week's NEWS. The sad news of her untimely 
death arriving just as we go to press. 

********** January 17, 1935 

FUNERAL HELD FOR LITTLE HOHENSTEIN CHILD 

Funeral services were conducted at St. Philips Church Tuesday morning at 9 -o'clock 
for Robert Hohenstein, Jr., six months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hohenstein of this 
city. Rev. Father Studnicka officiated at the burial service. 

The little child passed away Sunday morning at 6:40 following a two weeks' illness of 
pnexjmonia. Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents and one sister, Leona, 3 years old. 

The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved parents in the death of their 
loved one. ********** January 17, 1935 

RAILROAD MAN DIED 

Mr. Lou Gallagher departed Sunday for Minneapolis where he attended a meeting of the 
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. From there he, in party with a number of other trainmen 
went to Chicago where they attended the fvineral of Scott Derrik, former superintendent of 
the Missouri River Division of the Soo. 

Scott Derrick died at his home in Long Beach, CA. He became Division Superintendent 

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of the Soo in 1903 and under his supervision much of the Soo line territory was opened 
for settlement. He retired in 1926. 

*********•■•* January 17, 1935 

MOTHER OF MES. DAN RILEY SUCCUMBS 

Word reached here this week of the death of Mrs. Sarah Callaghan, 79, mother of Mrs. 
Dan S. Riley, of Lidgerwood. The Riley family resided here many years before going to 
Lidgerwood and dviring that time Mrs. Callaghan had become well known here where she often 
visited. 

Mrs. Callaghan passed away Friday at Lidgerwood where she was visiting in the home 
of her daughter. Death came, following a heart attack. 

Funeral services were held Monday at Crookston, MN. , with Bb-v. Father Joseph Wunn 

conducting the high mass. Deceased was bom in Lidsey, Ontario, in 1856. She came to 

Polk County with her htisband in 1899, going to Crookston in 1915. She was survived by 

two sons and four daughters. ********** ._. 

-3 ********** January 17, 1935 

EEWIN SMITH IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER TODAY 

Judge Mc Kenna Today Presided at a Court Hearing in Wahpeton Which Issued a 

Warrant Charging Edwin Smith With Second Degree Mxurder Bonds Were Set at 

$5,000. and Had Not Been Furnished at 5 o'clock Smith's Hearing Will Be 

Held on February 13th. 

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Edwin Smith, 17 year old high school senior shot and killed his father, George Smith 
45, prosperous farmer in Fairmount Sunday morning after a bitter dispute in the covirse of 
which the father struck the sen. 

Edwin was taken to the Richland Cotmty jail at Wahpeton. No charge had been preferr- 
ed against him on Tuesday and no coroners inquest held, ^e States Attorney said no charge 
woTild be preferred against him vintil Wednesday. 

Schneller said he wished to investigate charges that the boy had been abused by his 
father. He stated also that he was convinced that the murder was not premediatated . 

Arnold Forbes, former States Attorney, has been engaged by the family for Edwin. The 
youth made no effort to escape either before or after the shooting, surrendering to Charles 
Thompson, village marshal. 

"I shot my father," he told Thompson. Edwin was greatly upset, the marshal said. 
The shooting followed an argument started at the breakfast table. Family members told 
officers that the father struck the boy then began chasing him around the table. In the 
pursuit Edwin grabbed the weapon, a 12 gauge pumpgim, leveled it at his father, pulled the 
trigger. The charge struck the old man above the heart, piercing the juglar vein, causing 
instant death. 

The family was so upset. The Fargo Forum says authorities said, that no questioning of 
members has been made. 

One story persists, however, that Edwin and his father were both after the gun, while 

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another is that he didn't think the weapon was loaded. The day previoios Edwin's brother 
had been hunting rabbits and had left a shell in the gun chamber. Usually the gvm is left 
unloaded. 

Many different versions of the affair came to Hankinson by parties visiting there or 
living in that city. Too much athletics was blamed by some for the ill feeling among the 
family. Edwin was a member of the Fairmount basketball team. The team is popular and 
made many road trips for games. -This took too much of the lad's time and it irked the 
father, who had a great amount of work on the dairy farm and needed his son's help. 

The night before the shooting Edwin played against the Hankinson team. Ke is a tall 
boy and assisted by four points in helping the Fairmoxint team win. After the gcune his 
father upbraided him for not assisting with the farm work. The next morning the arguments 
which resulted in father Smith's death was opened at the breaikfast table. 

Survivors include the wife, a son, Marvin and a daughter, Helen, his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. P. G. Smith and two sisters. Funeral services were announced for Wednesday. 

********** January 17, 1935 

FOPMER RESIDENT DIED 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Word was received here of the death of Clara Kravig, who once lived here, 
in Chicago. Miss Kravig had been a missionary in China, but had returned here a year ago. 

********** January 17, 1935 

FORMER P. M. DIED 

HAVANA, ND....Miss Hattle Leach of this city, passed away Wednesday in Eritton. 
Deceased was one of the early settlers in Havana and for thirty five years was postmaster 
there, retiring a year ago. «»♦«*****♦ January 17, 1935 

PIONEER DIED 
ROS HOLT. . ..Many old neighbors will be grieved to hear that Mrs. Chas. Vail passed 
away at her home in Santa Ana, CA. Chas. Vail once owned the farm now occupied by Robert 
Foeltz. Chas. died six years ago. 

********** January 17, 1935 

Harry Gustman returned to his home Saturday after spending the past week at the W. 
R. Miller farm doing chores, while Mr. eind Mrs. W. R. Miller motored to Arcadia, Iowa, 
to attend the funeral of the former's brother, Fred Miller, of the Iowa city. They 
returned Saturday evening. ♦♦***«***♦ January 17, 1935 

PETER TOBERG DIED WEDNESDAY 
Pioneer of Elma Township Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday 

Peter Toberg, pioneer resident of Elma Township, died at his New Effington home at 
6 o'clock Wednesday morning at the age of 59 years after cin illness of several weeks. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday from the home at 1 o'clock and from the 
Swedish Church north of New Effington at 2 o'clock. Rev. Olson conducting the services. 

Mr. and Mrs. Toberg resided on a farm near New Effington until about 6 years ago and 
moved to the Ole Toberg farm in Elma. Ill health forced them to move to New Effington 

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last fall, and they were making that city their home when the Angel of Death called. 

Surviving are his wife and three daughters, Mrs. William Reed, Mrs. Frank Cliem 
and Mrs. Otto Cuhn, all of St. Paul, and one son, Janes, at home; also a brother at Elbow 
Lake, MM. ********** January 24, 1935 

INFANT CHILD OF MR. AND MES. THEO STACH DIED 

Theodore Henry Otto Stach, four day old child of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stack, died 
January 22nd. Fiineral services were held Thursday (today) from the home of Mr. and Mrs, 
Robert Grohnke's, Rev. Meier conducting the services. 

********** January 24, 1935 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. BERG 

Funeral services for Mrs. Herman Berg were held Wednesday at 1:30 from the home eind 
at 2 o'clock in the Emmanuel Evangelical Qiurch. The funeral was announced for Sunday but 
had to be postponed because of the intense cold. 

Mrs. Herman Berg, nee Milbrandt, was bom on Sept. 27th, 1897, in Hankinson, and died 
January 18th, being 37 years old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to 
Herman Berg, May 5th, 1933. She was unfortunately stricken with tuberculosis and had 
spent several months at the Breckenridge Hospital seeking relief. Later she was removed 
to the Otter Tail Sajiatorium, and after several months treatment, was called to her Heaven- 
ly Home. 

Deceased was the first of eleven children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Milbrandt, the former 
now deceased, to die. Surviving are her husband, Herman Berg, and seven children by a 
former marriage, Leona, Irma, lona, Maurice, Paul and Leroy and Elmer. Also there are 
eight brothers and three sisters surviving; Otto, of Brandon; Paul of Hankinson, Arthur 
of Fargo, William, of Dover; Laura, of Eyota; Harry, of Milwaukee; Olga McCabe, of Wahpeton; 
Fred of Eyota; Theodore of St. Paul; George and Anna, of Hankinson, and her mother, Mrs. 
Anna Milbrandt, of Hankinson. One child, Herman Berg, Jr., died at the age of one year. 

********** January 24, 1935 

LIEN TOWNSHIP LADY DIED 
Mrs. Jens Christoferson Died Monday Evening. .. .Froneral Saturday 

Mrs . Jens Christoferson died Monday evening at her home in Lein Township near the 
state line , death being due to the infirmities of old age . For the past five years she 
had been confined to her bed. 

Mrs. Christoferson was one of the earliest pioneers of Lein Township, settling there 
in the eighties. She was 87 yesurs old at the time of her death. 

Funeral services will be held from the Bethdahl Lutheran Church, north of Victor, 
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Falk officiating. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband and four sons, Ole and Christopher 
on the farm and George and Mansel in Montana. 

********** January 24, 1935 

MISS KENYON ILL AT HOME 
Word was received here from Miss Nellie Kenyon that she will be unable to return to 

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her duties as teacher in the local piiblic schools for another week. Shortly after 
returning here from her Qiristmas vacation she received word of the death of a sister 
cmd left to attend the funeral in Owatona. She expected to return here Monday but was 
unable to do so because of ill health. Friends wish for her a rapid recovery. Ernest 
Thompson is engaged as teacher during her absence. 

********** January 24, 1935 

HOME PAPER J^EPORTS THE SMITH SHOOTING IN CITY 

The following writeup from The Fairmount News gives the local version of the shooting 
of father by his son in Fciinnount last week: 

"An early morning family quarrel, such as frequents every home from time to time, 
generally originating from some trival matter, app^u:ently started the fracas which ended 
in am altogether serious finally. 

Edwin, in attempting to evade the punishment his father was atten^ting to inflict, 
picked up a shot gun which was standing nearby, apparently intent on using it as a guard 
in warding off the blows until he could maike his escape from the home. Mr. Smith, evident- 
ly divining the attempt of his son to evade him, attempted to wrest the weapon from him 
and in the course of the encounter, Edwin accidently pulled the trigger of the gun and a 
12 gauge load struck Mr. Smith in the front of the right shoulder, passing completely 
through the chest and coming out on the left side of the body just above the waist line, 
causing instant death. 

From a statement by Mrs. Smith, it is learned that it was customery to keep the 
the shot gun in that place, but was ordinarily unloaded. 

No new developments are reported in the case, except that Smith was released on bond 
signed by Falrmount businessmen. 

The signers were: Charles Eide, P. G. Smith, the child's grandfather, David Crawford, 
J. A. Hoffman; E. R. Collins; G. E. Ballcird, E. W, Shouweiler, G. Welge; F. P. Nelson and 
A. G. Olson. ********** January 24, 1935 

PIONEER DIED 

SHELDON. .. .T. J. Dwire, pioneer farmer in the Englevale community, former -state legis- 
lator and Ransom Coiaity Sheriff, died last week Tuesday at the home of his son at Shelby, 
MT. ********** January 24, 1935 

JOHN BECHEL'S FATHER DIED 

John Bechel departed Monday for Plum City, WI., in answer to a message annoxmcing 
that his father, Mr. Matt Bechel, was seriously ill. However, Mr. Bechel passed away be- 
fore his son's arrival. The cause of death was heart failure and other complications. 

Deceased was 82 years old. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, five daughters 
and five sons. ********** January 31, 1935 

Mr. Joseph Berg received news Friday telling of the death of his sister, Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Klass, of Marysville, MO. She leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss. 

********** January 31, 1935 

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TRAGIC DEATH 

CAREINGTON. .. .Robert Koenig, 51 year old fanner in the Juanita section near Carring- 
ton, died Saturday week from pneumonia and freezing injuries. His car stalled late Fri- 
day, eight miles from home and he attes^ted to walk that distance. One half mile from 
home he collapsed and lay in the field until next morning. Neighbors found him too late. 

********** January 31, 1935 

MILNOR DEATH 

MILNOR. . . .Fred Millard's lifeless body was found by neighbors Wednesday afternoon 
lying beside a com fodder stack near his house, frozen stiff. Millard was a bachelor 
and lived alone. He had evidently gone out to feed the stock and s\iffered a heart attack 
or other body ailments which overcame him in the svjb-zero weather. 

********** Janviary 31, 1935 

PIONEER LADY TAKEN IN DEATH 
Mrs. Chas. Nulph Answers Final Summons Friday Evening 

The Angel of Death again hovered over our city and called from our midst another of 
Richland County's early pioneers, Mrs. Chas. Nulph, who passed away at the home of her 
son, Mr. Harry Nulph on Friday evening shortly after eight o'clock at the age of 78 years. 

Mrs. Nulph had been enjoying good health and the news of her death came as a complete 
shock to her mciny friends. Friday evening she, with other members of the family, was seated 
in the parlor and was in her usual cheerful mood when she was stricken. A physician was 
called immediately but all that human care could do was of no avail. 

Orisa Mack was bom in Vermont, in 1857. Later she moved, with her parents to Minn- 
esota, where, in 1874 she was united in marriage to Chas. Nulph. They made their home in 
Minnesota for five years following their marriage and then moved to Danton Township near 
Wyndmere where they homesteaded, residing there until after Mr. Nulph 's death, nineteen 
years ago. Six children were born to this union, four of whom died in infancy; Harry, of 
this city with whom she made her home, and Beatrice, now Mrs. Louis Jahnke, of St. Paul. 

Mrs. Nulph was a loving and devoted mother, a kind friend and neighbor and was res- 
pected by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She knew the trials eind hardships of 
the pioneer days and she bore them with fortitude and determination characteristic of the 
pioneer . 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock 
at the Congregational Church. Rev. Smith was in charge of the services. Burial was be- 
side her husband in the family cemetery on the old homestead near Wyndmere. Pallbearers 
were old friends and neighbors, Barney Georger, Bert Springer, Ira Polda, Alfred Polda, 
Barney Baker, all of near Wyndmere, and Mr. Robert Kiel of this city. 

She leaves to mourn their loss besides her son Harry and daughter, Mrs. Jahnke, four 
grandchildren, Mrs. Ralph Michalek, Harry Nxilph, of Shelby, MT., Mrs. Ted Milbrandt and 
Lois Jahnke of St. Paul, and two great grandchildren; one brother, Byron McDonald, of Eau 
Claire, WI. All were present for the funeral with the exception of her brother. 

********** February 7, 1935 

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HAOPTMAN TO DIE IN CHAIR 
Jury Votes Extreme Penalty on Circumstajitial Evidence 

FLEMINGTON, NJ Brimo Richard Hauptnann was found cpuilty last night of the kidnap- 

murder of the Lindbergh baby. 

Judge Trenchard sentenced the man to death in the electric chair, after the jury had 
deliberated more than eleven hours . The verdict was returned at approximately 10 : 30 . 

The fate of Hauptman, a veteran of the World War (German) who was taken as a lad of 
16 years, given a machine gun and told to kill, was sealed when Judge Trenchard virtually 
instructed the jury to find the man guilty. 

The defense coucil objected to the judge's entire charge. According to radio reports 
an appeal will be made. ********** February 14, 1935 

MRS. CARL MILBRANDT SUCCUMBS 
Former Resident of Southwest Community Died at Great Bend Home 

Mrs. Carl Milbrandt, of the Great Bend community, passed away at her home on Feb. 
13th, following an illness of over a year's duration. She was 62 years old. 

Funeral services will be held at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Hankinson at 
2 o'clock Sat\arday afternoon, Rev. Meier conducting the services. 

Eliza Stiruts was bom Feb. 4th, 1873 in Gollnow, Pommeran, Germany, and when sixteen 
years of age came to America, and. after a residence in Wisconsin moved to the Hankinson 
community. In Nov. 1892 she was united in marriage to Carl Milbrandt in this city by 
Rev. August Wameke. Following their marriage the couple moved to a homestead southwest 
of Hankinson, where they made their home for many years, later moving to Stiles, and two 
years ago to Great Bend, where she made her home until the Angel of Death called. 

Siirviving are her husband and nine children: Mrs. Wm. LiJsenow, Erhard, MN., Mrs. Wm. 
Boldt, of this city, Elizabeth, Reinhold, Arthur, Edwin and Allen, at home; Carl, Jr., 
of Hankinson and Arnold, of Frazee, MN. One son, Theodre preceeded her in death in 1917. 
Also two brothers in Germany eind thirteen grandchildren survive. 

PaJ-lbecirers will be the six sons an arrangement requested by the pioneer mother. 
The community greatly regrets the loss of a kind and loving mother and a woman "of high 
character long held in high esteem by oxir people. 

********** February 14, 19 35 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MISS NORMA HANSON 

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Fairmoxmt today for Miss 
Norma Hanson, fifteen year old daughter of Mr. A. L. Hanson, who peissed away Monday, 
following a year's illness. The Hansons aire residents of Sonora and formerly operated 
a store in that city, and have a large acquaintance throughout the community who regret 
the loss of the daughter. ********** February 14, 1935 

MRS. H. J. HANSON DIED AT CUSTER 
Visiting 111 Son in CCC Camp When Stricken With Heart Attack 

Mrs. Hans J. Hanson, of New Effington, SD., passed away last Wednesday evening at 

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Custer, SD., where she and her husband had gone to visit their son who was seriously 
ill with pneumonia at Custer where he is stationed in a CCC camp. 

The Hanson's had been there only a short time and had gone to a hotel where she 
suffered a heart attack and passed away shortly thereafter. They were called to Custer 
Tuesday, arriving on the next day. 

Deceased was bom on June 14th, 1889, in Denmark, being 46 years old at the time of 
her death. Funeral services were held at the Swedish Church north of New Effington Mon- 
day at 2 o'clock. The Hanson's resided near the state line south of HanJcinson, where 
they farmed for meuiy yeeirs. 

Mrs. E. W. Johnson, formerly owner of the Hankinson Variety Store was a sister of 
Mrs. Hanson. Before her death the mother met her son in the Custer Hospital, and latest 
report says he is in5)roving and will soon ret\im to New Effington. 

********** February 14, 1935 

SAM SWEETMAN OF SARGENT COUNTY DIED 

FORMAN....S. A. Sweetman, pioneer lawyer of Forman, died Monday, Feb. 4th. Deceased 
had served two terms as County Judge said three terms as States Attorney during his long 
residence in the co\mty. He was one of the staunch supporters of the IVA in the hectic 
days of 1916 to 1921. Surviving are his wife euid one son. 

********** February 14, 19 35 

HANS HANSON, JR., DIED IN CAMP 

Hans Hanson, Jr., son of Mr. Hsuis Hanson, Sr., of the State Line community, died 
Wednesday at 5 o'clock at the CCC canp in Custer, SD. 

Fioneral services have not yet been arranged, but will be held at the Swedish Church, 
probably Monday, Rev. Olson officiating. 

His death is the second to occur in the family within the past two weeks. It will 
be remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Hanson went to Cxister two weeks' ago to visit their son 
who was critically ill with pneumonia. While there Mrs. Hanson suffered a hecurt attack 
eind passed away. Friends of the family in the community sympathize with the family in 
their poignant bereavement. ********** February 21, 1935 

MATT SCHRAM RECEIVES NEWS OF DEATH OF NIECE 

Mr. Matt Schram received word Friday morning of the death of his niece, Mrs. John 
Schuh, of Milwaukee, WI. Funeral services were held in Milwaukee Wednesday. Mr. Schram 's 
son, Tom Schram, departed Saturday to attend the funeral, retTiming here Wednesday. 

Mrs. Schuh is well known here having visited with the Schram' s every summer for the 
past few years. •*♦♦♦**•*♦ February 21, 1935 

MOTHER OF J. P. EHR DIED 

J. P. Ehr received a message yesterday morning telling of the death of his mother at 
Jessup, Iowa. Mr. Ehr left on the midnight train to attend the funeral, which will be 
held Friday. ********** February 21, 1935 



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MRS. FKANK MIT2EL DIED IN YAECIMA 
Former Great Bend Resident - Relatives Leave to Attend Fiineral 
Word was received in this city of the death of Mrs. Frank Mitzel, of Yakima, WA., 
who passed away Sunday. Mrs. Mitzel was a former resident of Great Bend, her husband 
being proprietor of a hardware store there a few years ago. She was well known in Hank- 
inson. Her brother, Ed Loll and two sisters, Mrs. Paul Boelke and Mrs. Otto Gutsmer left 
Monday for Yakima to attend the,ftineral which will be held Friday. 

********** February 21, 1935 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. THIELE 
Wife of Former Great Bend Pastor Died at McClusky Tuesday 
Mrs. Walter Thiele, former resident of Great Bend, passed away at her home near Mc- 
Clusky Tuesday, was the information conveyed to relatives near Great Bend that day. 

Mrs. Thiele was the wife of Rev. Walter Thiele, former pastor of the Great Bend 
Methodist Church. About twelve years ago they moved to a farm near Great Bend, and later 
moved to Mc Clusky, neax where they farmed. 

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Great Bend today. Surviving 
to mourn their loss are: her husband, and four sons, Harvey, of Wahpeton, Walter, of near 
Great Bend, and two sons at the McClusky home. 

********** Febructry 21, 1935 

MRS. WILLIAM CAST PASSED AWAY AT WAHPETON AFTER LONG ILLNESS 
Mrs. William Cast, pioneer Summit Township woman, died Sunday morning at the v;ahpeton 
Hospital following a long illness . 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Summit Lutheran Chxirch 
with Rev. Schumacher officiating. Church services will be at 2 o'clock and at the home 
at 1:30. 

Hattie Hellwege was bom on Feb. 20th, 1893, in Summit Township and resided in that 
community all of her life. She was married to Willicun Gast on June 24th, 1919, the hus- 
band preceeding her in death in 1930. Two children survive, Raymond and Edna. Also her 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hellwege, of Wahpeton; three brothers, John, of Collins,- NT. , Martin 
and Albert of Summit Township and two sisters, Mrs. John Deede and Mrs. H. A. Steffens of 
this vicinity. 

Mrs. Gast has been confined to the Wahpeton Hospital for about 3 months because of 
poor health. ********** February 21, 1935 

HAMMER MAN DIED 
Ole M. Ulstad, pioneer of Roberts County, passed away February 9th at Graceville, MN., 
where he was confined to a hospital for treatment. Pneumonia was the cause of death. 

Mr. Ulstad was bom in Minnesoata, coming to South Dakota at an early age. He resided 
with his wife and children on a farm near New Effington for many years, later moving to 
Hammer. Deceased was considered wealthy. Funeral services were held in the Hammer Nor- 
wegiein Church last week Wednesday. 

********** February 21, 1935 

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JOE LEE FORMER RESIDENT DEAD 
Was Superintendent of the Hankinson Schools - Died in Rapid City 
Word was received here on Tuesday telling of the death of Mr. Joe Lee, at Rapid 
City, SD. Mr. Lee was Superintendent of the local school for many years, leaving here 
about 10 yeeirs ago for Fargo, later going to Watertown, and then to Rapid City. The 
cause of death was attributed to heart failure. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and two children, a son and daughter. 
(Portion of sentence missing. ..ending in Elbow Lake, MN.) Deceased was a man whose 
friendliness and pleasing personality won for him a host of friends in this community 
who regret his untimely death. 

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WHITE RDCK MAN KILLED 
Lieutenant C. A. R. Lindgren of Minneapolis was killed Tuesday when his plane dived 
into the sea near LciRolla, CA. Lieutenant Lindgren was an enlisted man in the Navy. He 
was the son of Mrs. Anna Lindgren, born at White Rock, and graduated from the local sch- 
ool. His mother and sister, Mrs. Milton Isaacson, joined his wife at San Diego. 

********** February 28, 19 35 

OLE INGSTROM VICTIM OF HEART DISEASE 
Ole Engstrom 69 years old, who had worked for Thomas Mannikowski for meiny years, 
died Monday morning from heart failure. He had been in good health cind his tmtimely death 
was entirely unexpected. 

Fvineral services will be held at Milnor in the Lutheran Church. Deceased formerly 
resided in Milnor. ********** February 28, 1935 

FAIRMOUNT LADY DIED 

Fairmo\int Mrs. Ortman was called in death at her home here last Svmday night, as 

a result of a stroke. Some time previous she had suffered a serious attack and the second 
proved fatal. ********** February 28, 1935 

MRS. HANS GREENLUND OF NEW EFFINGTON, DIED 
Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Hans Greenlund, at New Effington. 
Mrs. Greenlund died at the Sisseton hospital Monday. 

********** February 28, 19 35 

SISTER OF MRS. L. E. ALDRICH DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Mrs. L. E. Aldrich departed Thursday of last week for Blue Rddge, WI., in response 

to a message telling of the death of her sister, Mrs. O. J. Brown, of that city. Mr. 

Aldrich accompanied her as far as Minneapolis and from there went to Mankto to visit 

with his mother, returning here Monday. 

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BROTHER OF MRS. FRED BISEK DIED IN CANADA 
Mrs. Fred Bisek received news of the death of her brother, Joseph Trousel, of Ad- 
more, Alberta, Canada, who passed away at his home there last Sunday. 

********** Febiruary 28, 1935 

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ALBERT OHM DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held Saturday At Lutheran Church Here 

Albert Ohm passed away at his home, in this city, V7ednesday at 6 o'clock, at the 
age of 81 years, 9 months and 27 days. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 from the home and at 1:45 at the 
Lutheran Church of which he was a faithful and active member for many years. 

Albert Paul Ohm was bom on May 9th, 1853 near Kolbert, Pommeran, Germany. He came 
to America in 1875, settling near Algona, lA. On Oct. 16th, 1887, he was married to 
Caxoline Seegebart, of Lotts Creek, Iowa. 

They came to Richland County in 1900 and settled near Barney. Five years later 
they moved to Belford Township where they made their home until 1926 when they moved to 
Hcinkinson to make their home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Paul Ohm, Mrs. Alfred Bladow, Mrs. Hulda Heley, 
Lidgerwood, Ella at home, Albert in San Diego, CA. , and eleven gxcindchildren. Also a 
brother and sister in Iowa and his beloved wife. 

********** March 7, 1935 

PAUL WITTE LEAVES TO ATTEND SISTER'S FUNERAL 
Mr. Paul Witte departed Tuesday morning for St. Paul in response to a message tell- 
ing of the death of his sister, Mrs. George Reomer, who died Monday at her home in St. 
Paul, after a lingering illness. She leaves to mourn their loss, three daughters and 
two sons. The fxineral was held Thursday. Deceased had been a resident of St, Paul for 
the past twenty yeaurs. Her former home was in Wabasha, MN. 

********** Mcirch 7, 1935 

JOE PETERSCHICK KILLED BY KOTO THIS MORNING 
Returning to Work With Graveling Crew Near Breckenridge 

Joe Peterschick was killed this morning at 1 o'clock neeir Breckenridge when struck 
by an auto on the highway north of town. Death was instantaneous. 

Mr. Peterschick was employed by the Vogt Graveling Co., and they were camped near 
the Dietz farm, three auid one-half miles north of Breckenridge on No. 6 highway. He 
came home Saturday for a visit and left Wednesday night on the Great Northern for Breck- 
enridge to resume his work. When he arrived there he steirted to walk to the camp on 
No. 6. When he got about one cind a half miles north of that city an auto came up back 
of him. Joe stepped into the center of the road, and as he did so was struck by another 
fast traveling car which had passed the car, the walker was watching. 

Death was instantaneous . 

The man in the car halted cind seeing that the man was dead, drove back to town and 
reported the accident. The men were from Kent, MN., three of them being in the car. 
The victim's legs and arms were all broken by the terrible impact. 

No inquest will be held as the accident was plainly accidental. The Wipperman 
Funeral cunbulance drove to Breckenridge today and brought home the body. 

Deceased leaves a wife and ten children to mourn their loss. An obituary will he 

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piiblished nex week. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. 

********** March 7, 1935 

SON OF MR. AND MRS. GEORGE KRETCHMAN DIED 
Word has been received here, by relatives of Mr. and Mrs. George Kretchman, of Le- 
bannon, SD., that their son passed away Tuesday at the age of one year and seven months. 

Funeral services were held at Pierre, SD., and biirial was made at that place. Mr. 
Kretchman is a son of Mrs. Anna Kretchman of Hankinson, where he formerly lived. 

********** March 14, 1935 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOE PETERSCHICK MONDAY 

Fimeral services were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church 
for Mr. Joe Peterschick, who met a tragic death last week near Breckenridge . Rev. Jos- 
eph F. Studnicka was in charge of the services. A requiem high mass was said and a ser- 
mon delivered by Father Studnicka in which he paid high tribute to the deceased as a loy- 
al husband and father. Pallbeeirers were Jerome cind Leonard Schlener, Joe Hanson and Leo 
Haas, of this city, Nick Bettrath, of Lidgerwood and Lou Boecker of Mantador. Interment 
was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

Joseph Peterschick was born in Edson, WI., on July 10, 1892, and grew to manhood in 
that state. He was married in 1915 to Magdalena Schlener of near Mantador. They lived 
at Lake City, MN., for two years and then came to Hankinson, near where he engaged in 
farming cind also in the Mantador community. Ten children were bom to this union who 
with the wife, survive to mourn their loss; Ann, Joseph, Edward, Willete, Alice, Matilda, 
Mary Ann, Lois Jane, Jerome and Magdalene; eilso two sisters, Mrs. Gus Foster, of Thorpe, 
WI., Sister Matilda, of the Holy Family Hospital at Manitowac, WI., and fonz brothers: 
John of Edmonton, Canada, Ray, of Douglas, ND., Albert of Randell, MN., and Louis of 
Washington . 

Deceased was a man of sterling (jualities, a fond cind loving father, a devoted hus- 
band and a kind neighbor, ever ready to extend a helping hemd. His untimely and tragic 
death came as a terrible shock to his family and friends, and the entire community joins 
in extending syn^sathy to the sorrowing wife and children in their bereavement; 

********** March 14, 1935 

LEAVES TO THE NEEDY 

HILLSBORO When Mrs. Severine Nelson, of Hillsboro, died recently, she left 

51,000 in cash as a donation to the city with the request that this money be vised for 
the needy. ********** March 14, 19 35 ' 

REV. LaGRONE FOUND DEAD IN CAR IN IOWA 

The body of Rev. J. W. LaGrone, pastor of the First Methodist Church at Wahpeton 
was fOTind Wednesday in his parked car at Hawarden, lA. 

He died from a shotgun charge in the head. A letter addressed to one of the minis- 
ter's daughters at WaJipeton, was found in his pocket. 

In October, 19 33, he took over the Wahpeton charge. He leaves a widow and four 
children. ********** March 21, 1935 

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MR. ADAM ROTH DIED TODAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Conducted Monday by His Son, Fr. Marian Roth, 0. S. B. 

Mr. Adam Both, pioneer resident of the southwest connnunity and HanJd-nson, passed 
away at his home here this morning at 2:30 o'clock, death following a two year illness 
of which the past two months had forced him to remain in bed. As his condition grew 
extremely critical members of the family were Ccilled to the bedside, and all except 
three were present when the Angel of Death called him to his heavenly home. 

Funeral services will be held in St. Phillip's Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock 
and will be conducted by his son. Brother Marion Roth, 0. S. B. of St. John's Abbey, Coll- 
egeville, MN., stationed at present in New York City at St. Anseha's Parish. 

Adam Roth was bom December 28th, 1860, in Bruckenthal, Galacia, Austria. He was 
united dLn mairriage to Catherine Emmerich, and to this union six children were bom: Anna, 
Rose, Margaret, Elizabeth, John and Christine. In 1895 the family immigrated to the Uni- 
ted States, landing at Philadelphia and came immediately to the Hankinson community, 
where they settled on a homestead 13 miles southwest of Hankinson. Two years later his 
wife passed away. In 1899 he was married to Anna Wolfe cmd this union was blessed with 
six children, Theresa, deceased. Father Marian 0. S. B., Irene, Evangeline, Isabel cind 
Agnes . 

In 1915 he retired from active work and moved to Hankinson, where they have since 
made their home. Throughout his meiny years in this community Mr. Roth had won the respect 
of his associates through his Christian life and sterling character. By deed emd word 
he endeared himself to neighbors, and his passing is a poignant sorrow to the people of 
the entire community. ********** March 21, 1935 

MRS. MARTIN KDBACKI DIED IN GENESEO 

Mrs. Martin Kvibacki passed away at her home in Geneseo on Thursday of last week. 
Mrs. Kubacki, with her husband, were residents of the Great Bend community many years ago. 

In the early 1900 's they moved to Geneseo, where they were successful in farming and 
accumulated a great amount of land. Nine children survive. The husband died two years 
ago. Fianeral services will be held in Geneseo. 

********** March 28, 1935 

FUNEBAL HELD FOR ADAM BOTH MONDAY 

Hundreds of friends and relatives, with saddened hearts, gathered together Monday 
morning at St. Philip's Chiirch to pay their last earthly respects to a pioneer and Christ- 
iaJi man, Mr. Adeim Roth, at funeraJ. services conducted by the son of the deceased, Father 
Marian Roth, 0. S. B., who sang the requiem high mass and Pev. Father Studnicka, pastor 
of St. Philip's Church preached the funeral service, in which he praised the life and 
character of this prominent Richland County citizen. 

Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Edward and John Reicheid, John Hipp, 
John emd Earl Roth and John Portner, Honorary pallbearers were Ed LaQua, J. Shiltz, 
Jerry Shea, Joe Bauer, John Scheller and Mike Ginsbach, all old friends of Mr. Roth. 

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Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery with services at the grave being conducted 
by Father Marian Roth, Father Studnicka and Father Henault. 

All of the children of the deceeised were present to attend the services, except one, 
Mrs. Frank Kuehl, of Neenah, WI. 

********** March 28, 1935 

PERSONALS 

Among the relatives who attended the funeral of Mr. Adam Roth, from out of this 
community were: Mrs. Martin Hemmerling, of Landis, Sask, Canada; John Roth, of Hammer; 
Mrs. Winzel Slezzinger, who resides in Dodslcmd, Canada; Rev. Fr. Marion Roth, of New 
York, Miss Isabel Roth, of St. Cloud, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bisek, of Alexandria, KN., 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Balderson, of Lisbon; Adam Roth, of Belfield, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eider 
of Breckenridge. ********** March 28, 1935 

HELEN KRIESEL DIED IN FARGO 

Miss Helen Kriesel, 27, of Havana, a niece of Mrs. John Pietz, of this city, died 
Sunday in a Fargo Hospital, following an illness of ten days. 

Miss Kriesel had been employed in the Herbst Department Store since last fall and 
previous to that was assistant cashier of the Havana State Baink. While en5)loyed in the 
bank she was the victim of robbers twice within two months. On the second robbery she 
was kidnapped but released unharmed. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Havana. 

********** March 28, 1935 

POKORNY DIED 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Death claimed Joseph Pokoimy, Liberty Grove farmer, last Friday week, 
fimeral services being held in Lidgerwood. 

Joseph Pokomy was bom in 1877 in Bohemia and immigrated to America, settling in 
Liberty Grove, where he had made his home for 37 years. 

********** March 28, 1935 

SMITH TRIAL BEGUN IN COURT 

The state Wednesday began its attempt to convict Edwin Smith of Fairmount, of a sec- 
ond degree murder charge in district court in Wahpeton before Judge W. H. Hutchinson. 

Dr. Reiswig, who attended the victim is on the stand today, where he is testifying 
concerning the wovind and other matters pertaining to the crime as foxmd by the physician. 

Yesterday Marvin Smith, the brother of the defendant, was called by the state immed- 
iately after the jury was chosen. He told of eating breakfast with his father and brother 
last January 13th, and of how Edwin and the father, George Smith, 45, engaged in a quarrel. 
He said his brother got up from the table, seized a weapon and shot, the father falling 
mortally wounded. 

The state contends the youth had felt he was abused by his father eind that on the 
morning of the shooting his emotions burst out of control during an argument over a trival 
matter . 

Defense claim is that the youth shot in self defense, when he feared the father 

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was about to do him bodily harm. 

********** March 28, 1935 

90 DAYS FOR KILLING DAD 

Edwin H. Smith, Fairmount man, received a sentence of ninety days in jeiil for firing 
the shot that killed his father a couple months back. The jury brought in the verdict, 
after being out from 9:45 until 6:15 PM Saturday. 

Smith, six feet, four inches in height, an athlete of the Fairmount High School, 
was supported by the majority of the people of his community, as well as the members of 
the Smith family. A great many people testified to his good chauracter, and testimony 
was also introducted to show that the father bruised the boy's shotilder one day while 
working on the farm. Other occasions when the boy had been whipped by the father were 
told in court. 

The youth also took the steuid in his own behalf. He told of the cruelties pract- 
iced by his father. The prosecution brought out that the hammer on the shot gun had to 
be cocked before it coud be fired. 

Ed Kirfirst and C. E. Thompson, two prosecution witnesses, testified that the son 
killed, George P. Smith, who had a good reputation in the commtinity as a peaceful and 
law abiding citizen. ********** ;^pj.il 4^ 1935 

MRS. ELDA BORMAN DIED FRIDAY 
Funeral Held Tuesday For Victim of Tonsilitis at Ha Tinner Church 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, ;^ril 2nd, for Mrs. Elda Bormann at the home 
at 1:30 o'clock and at St. Paul's Chvirch, five miles north of Hauraner, at 2 o'clock, Pev. 
J. H. Meier conducting the services. 

Mrs. Bormemn died during the midnight hours of March 29th, from tonsil poisoning. 
In November Icist year she was stricken with tonsilitis and underwent an operation. Be- 
lieving that the cause of her illness had been removed she never became aware that her 
diseased tonsils were poisoning her whole system, and when physicians were called, they 
arrived too late to effect a cure. 

Mrs. Elda Leda Ottilie Bormann was bom Jan. 21st, 1908, at the home pla"ce of her 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer, Living in Minnesota Township, Roberts County, her 
mother being a sister of Otto, Robert, Willy and August Weinkauf aind Mrs. Jahnke of 
Detroit Lakes, MN. When Mrs. Bormann was about two years old, her father, Adolph Meyer, 
died. Two years later her mother remarried and in Mr. Alfred Wetzig, little Elda again 
had a father who faithfxilly cared for her. Two sisters cind a brother, all when very 
young, preceeded her in death. Elda attended the grade school in her community, and 
then attended the Science School at Wcihpeton, to better prepare her for facing the tasks 
of life. On Sept. 17th, 1929, she wa^ married to Franklin Bormann, and to this union 
two children were born; Dennis, who is now three and a half years old and Ardys , 15 
months of age. The couple made their home on farms near Hammer until May of 1931, 
when they moved to a farm 3*: miles northeast of Hammer, where they have since made their 
home . 

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Surviving to mourn their loss aire her husband, FrsmJclyn Bonnann; her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wetzig; two children, ten uncles, eleven aunts and sixty four 
cousins, besides innumerable friends who in the years to come will miss her friendly 
smile and helpful Christian hand she extended to all. 

********** April 4, 1935 

RELATIVE OF MES. GKEEN DIED IN CAIGAPY 

Mrs. Clara Green received, word Monday morning of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Flora 
Dunn, who passed away at her home in Calgary, Canada, on Saturday at the age of 87 yeeirs. 

Mrs . Dunn will be remembered by many here having taught here about 30 years ago . 
Since that time she has visited in the Green home several times, the last time about 



three years ago. ******•♦*« 



April 4, 1935 



Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witte received word Monday of the death of Mxs. Witte's brother- 
in-law, who passed away at his home in St. Paul. 

********** April 4, 1935 

RUTLAND MAN KILLED 

RUTLAND Chris Jackman, 47, fell down a flight of stairs in the old hotel in 

Rutland about 10:30 Thursday of Icist week. When picked up a few minutes later he was 
dead. 

Coroner J. H. Shamnon made an investigation cind decided an inquest was not nec- 
essary. Jackman had been drinking heavily during the day, it is reported. He came 
to the hotel to see a friend. Not finding him in he started down the stairs, missed ■ 

his footing and fell to the bottom. 

********** April 4, 1935 

AL HUNTER DIED SUNDAY MORNING 
Homesteaded on Reservation in 1892 - 111 for Five Years 

Mr. Al Hunter, pioneer of the south of Hankinson commtinity since 1892, died at the 
Wahpeton Hospital Sunday morning, death following a long illness following a siege of 
pneumonia five years ago. 

Fimeral services were held Wednesday in Hankinson, Rev. Meier conducting the ser- 
vices at the Em. Evangelical Church. 

Al Hunter was bom on a farm near Lcike Openicon, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 4th, 
1867. He grew to young manhood on his peirents farm and at the age of twenty left for 
the United States. Mr. Hunter worked in northern lumber camps until 1892 when he Ceune 
to the Deikota's cind settled on a homestead in Richland County, where he remained until 
his death, with the exception of foux years spent in Canada. 

In the year 1898 he was joined in wedlock to Alma Ann Coffaa. To this union three 
children were bom, Mrs. Gilbert Erlandson, of Mount Vernon, WA., Mrs. Walter V. John- 
son, Hankinson, and Owen Arthur Hunter, living at home. Also a step son, William Lear- 
ned, of Leola, SD. A grandchild, Marcella Erleindson, has also made her home with the 
family since childhood. 

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Mr. Hunter leaves to mourn his death, besides his family, a brother, Samuel, of 
California, a brother, Stephen, of Canada, and a sister in California, besides other 
near relatives and a host of friends made during his many yeeirs in this commvinity. 

Mr. Hunter took an active part in the development of the community, always planning 
for its improvement and progress. He was truly an inspiration to all his neighbors during 
the ecirly struggles in turning a raw prairie into fertile fields. His pleascint personality 
and cheerful disposition helped materially to lighten the hairdships of pioneer life. 

He was also a good neighbor and willing to lend a helping hand whether it was work or 
relief of distress, and his part in spreading charity and benevolence will long radiate 
about his memory. ********** April 11, 1935 

KOCOUKEK RITES AT LIDGEKWCX3D ON SUNDAJf 

Funeral services for Anton Kocourek, 69 year old Lidgerwood contractor, who died Fri- 
day of a heart ciilment, were held Sunday at the Bohemian Hall at 2 o'clock. Rev. Sharkey 
conducted the service and Frank Kodat read the ritual of the Z. C. B. J. Lodge of which 
Kocourek was a founder locally. Committment ceremonies were in charge of L. E. Lester of 
Wahpeton, District Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge. 

********** April 11, 19 35 

SARGENT SUICIDE 

Milnor . . . . Iver R. Cariblom, bachelor, age 56, of White Stone Hill, died of self-inflict- 
ed gun shot wounds about 11 Friday morning. He was found by relatives in the harness shop 
at the farm about nine. He was still conscious but his face was horribly mangled, the shot 
having blown away his lower jaw smd most of his face. 

********** April 11, 1935 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. August Kuehl, Sr., and sons, August, Wm. and Otto and daughter, Mrs. Lyle Knox, 
motored to Lidgerwood Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Frank Kadoun, who passed 
away Monday. ********** April 18, 1935 

LEAVE TO ATTEND FUNERAL OF MOTHER IN NEBRASKA 
Mr. and Mrs.S. M. Burcham and daughter, Ethel, departed for Fullerton, HE., Wednes- 
day morning in response to a message telling of Mrs. H. Burcham, who passed away Wednes- 
day morning at the age of 92 years. Mr. Burcham had returned only last Sunday from a two 
weeks' visit with his mother. ********** ^^pril 18, 1935 

HERMAN SCHULTZ DIED FROM AUTO CRASH INJURIES 
Injuries Sustained When Crushed Between His Car and Truck Saturday 
FUNERAL SERVICES BEING HELD TODAY AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH 
Herman Schultz died Sunday afternoon in a Sisseton Hospital at 4 o'clock from injuries 
sustained when he was crushed between two autos on the New Effington road Saturday evening 
at eight o'clock. 

Mr. Schultz had left home with his daughter, Viola and Dorothy Hallin, for New Effing- 
ton. When cibout half a mile from home his car bumped into the Oscar Reed truck which was 

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stalled on the road, out of gas. The Schultz car received some dcunage to the lights and 
Herman got out of the car to repair them. 

While he was standing between his car and the truck, Marvin Moe, headed for New Eff- 
ington, crashed into the Schultz car at high speed, the unfortunate man being caught between 
the truck and his car and fatally injured. 

At about this time, Jeunes Novcik drove up and the injured man was placed in the car and 
taken to the Sisseton Hospital for treatment. The accident occurred three miles out of New 
Effington, just a short way from Mr. Schultz; home. 

Immediately upon his arrival at the hospital, he was given surgical attention, but his 
injuries were so critical that he passed away after twenty hours of suffering. 

Neither of the girls in the Schultz car were injured nor did Moe suffer serious injury. 
The Schultz and Moe Cars were both badly wrecked in the crash. 

Funeral services Mr. Herman Schultz were held at the St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 
which is located about 5 miles north of Hammer, SD, today (Thursday) at 2 PM after a brief 
service had been held at the home place. Rev. J. H. Meier, pastor of the church officiated 
and Rev. Dryer, pastor from New Effington also spoke words of farewell. Mr. Schultz was a 
church council member of St. Paul's church. Interment took place in the cemetery of the 
church beside his wife. 

Herman C. Schultz was born in Kocheinen, Germany, on May 27th, 1866. He immigrated 
later to America, going to V/isconsin where he settled at Sullivan. On the 22nd day of May 
1893, he was married and seven children arrived to bless the home, one of which died in 
infancy. 

In 1898 the family moved westwcird and settled on a homestead in Roberts County, near 
the North Dakota line. Here they resided until just a few years ago when Mr. Schultz and 
children moved to a farm near Claire City, emd last year moved to a faorm three miles north 
of New Effington. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: three sons, and three daughters; Mrs. Mary Larkey, 
of Rosholt; Albert of Hammer; Karl, near New Effington cind Mabel, Viola and Harold, who 
are at home. His wife preceeded him in death in J\aly of 1924. Also sxirviving ate three 
sisters and one brother; Mrs. Minnie Jojah, of Hankinson; Mrs. Lora Ley, of Bengoff, Sask., 
Canada; Mrs. Mary Harlow, of Woodward, lA. , eind August, who lives in the state of VJashington 
who with countless friends mourn the untimely death of a good Christian man. 

********** April 18, 1935 

LAMARS....On Wednesday morning Mrs. Fred Bickerdike recieved the sad news that her 
brother had been killed in an accident. She left the same evening to be present at the 
funeral services. 

********** l^ri.1 18, 1935 

FORMER RESIDENTS DIED 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Word was recieved from Weybum, Sask, Canada, announcing the death 

of Joe Mergens , former resident of this community. Mr. Mergens at one time was associated 

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with his brother, Pete Mergens in the drug store btisiness in Fairmoijnt. 

********** April 18, 1935 

B. W. Clabaugh, former editor of the Fairmount NEWS, pcissed away at his home in 
Swanville, MN., following nine years of incapacity from a stroke of apoplexy. 

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H. C. N. MYHRA, PIONEER, DIED AT HIS HOME 

H. C. N. Myhra, one of the outstanding pioneers of the North Dakota-Minnesota border 
died Thursday in Wahpeton. Funeral services were held Monday at Wahpeton. Among the honor- 
ary pallbearers, pioneer friends of the deceased were: J. P. Reeder, Aaron Stem, Nick Klein 
Gustav Schuler, Frank Eberly and Olaus Olson, Wahpeton; Chas. Hein, Hankinson; John Bjorn- 
son, Christiane; M. Mathieson, Galchutt and Ernest Mathieson, Dwight. 

Mr. Myra came to the United States in 1866. He located at Rushford, MN., and two 
years later came to Fort Abercrombie in a covered wagon and settled on the Wild Pace, 
south of Abercrombie in June, 1871. Here he resided for 64 years imtil his death. Myra 
continued active until his death. 

********** April 25, 1935 

TWO KILLED IN WRECK NEAR BRECKENRIDGE 

John Kline and son, Peter Kline, were killed and Mrs. Anna Kline, was injured in an 
auto accident on the pavement east of Breckenridge last Thursday. Mr. Kline was enroute 
to Wahpeton to attend a funeral and in an effort to dodge a truck stalled in the road lost 
control of his car which ran into the ditch and then collided with a culvert after turning 
over several times. 

The stalled truck belonged to Allied Inc., of Rutland. The cab had caught fire and 
after the driver had extinguished the blaze he started to town for assistance, leaving the 
truck on the road. Kline evidently failed to see the truck until upon it and in attempting 
to avoid a collision wrecked his car with fatal results . 

********** April 25, 1935 

Mrs. Ellestad, a lady residing at New Effington passed away today. The Wipperman 
Compamy being called to tcike caxe of the fimeral arrangements. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. ROBERT STRUBEL 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Evangelical Church in Great 
Bend for Mrs. Robert Strubel, who passed away at her home Thursday night. Word of her 
death was a sad shock to the community, as death followed only a few hours illness. 

Edith Tommerdahl was bom in Fergus Falls, August 30, 1902, and in June of 1924 she 
was married to Pijbert Str\abel at Fergus Fcills, where she had grown to womanhood. Follow- 
ing her marriage she moved to the Great Bend community where she made her home . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband, one brother, Vernon, of Fergus Falls, 

and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Swanson, of Montevideo, and Mrs. John Berg, of MJ.nneapolis , 

and also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommerdahl. 

********** j^ay 2, 1935 

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PIONEER DIED FRIDAY 

ROSHOLT Mrs. Bergitte Dravland, one of the first settlers of the Rosholt comm- 
unity, passed away at Duluth, MN., Friday, following a stroke which climaxed several years 
of ill health. The body wais brought to Rosholt for burial in the Bethania Lutheran Chxirch 
Cemetery. ********** May 2, 1935 

ANOTHER SPEED ACCIDENT 

BRECKENRIDGE Two yoxmg men were fatally injured Monday of last week at Brecken- 

ridge as their motorcycle crashed head-on into an automobile on Highway No. 3 about three 
miles east of Breckenridge . 

Philip Adkins, of Grand Forks, died a few minutes after the accident and his cousin, 
George Adkins , Jr . , of Breckenridge passed away later . 

.**•♦*♦*** May 2, 1935 

HENRY GROB DIED IN W. FARGO 

Word of the death of Mr. Henry Grob, Sr., of West Fargo, ND., was a sad shock to the 
Great Bend community. Mr. Grob died suddenly of heart tro\ible while on his way to get 
the mail from the route box. 

The Henry Grob family were formerly residents of Great Bend, but moved to West Fargo 
three years ago. 

John H. Grob was born in Switzerland, April 15th, 1871, and at the age of 7 came to 
the United States with his parents. Surviving eire his wife and five children: Henry, at 
home, Albert and Mrs. Peter Differding, Hankinson, Emma at Bismarck, and Mrs. Herman Sath- 
erhagen. North Fargo. There is a sister, Mrs. C. W. Walters, Frazee, MN. 

Funeral services were held at 3 PM. , Sunday, in the Elim Lutheran Church, with Rev. 
0. E. Clausen officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Differding went to Fargo with Mr. Peter Meyer to attend the funeral. 
Those attending from Great Bend were Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow, Theordore Bohn, M-rs . 
F. Koppelman, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bohn. 

********** May 9, 1935 

HUGH MOORE DIED TODAY AT FAIRMOUNT 

Word was received today announcing the death of Mr. Hugh Moore, which occurred 
at his home in Fairmount at noon today. Deceased is a brother of Mr. Bert Moore of this 
city. ********** (^ay 9, 1935 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grawe and son, Donald, returned here Sunday from Pollock, where 
they had attended the funeral of Mrs. Grawe 's father who passed away V7ednesday of last 
week. ********** j^y 9^ 19 35 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR Mrs. John Moe, 52, a resident of Moran Township, passed away 

suddenly at her home Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Luth- 
eran Church with Rev, Cloeter officiating. 

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LAVEBNE BERNARD DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held At Lutheran Church on Friday at 2:00 

La Verne Mae Bernard, daughter of Mr. emd Mrs. Frank Bemaird, died at her home on Wed- 
nesday, March 15th, following several weeks' illness. The little child was taken ill in 
February and was removed to the Waihpeton Hospital. After five weeks treatment she was ret- 
urned to her home, but a relapse three weeks ago again forced her to her bed, where she 
passed away at the age of 7 years", 2 months and 21 days. 

Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church at 2 PM following a service 
at the home half an hour earlier. 

La Verne moved to this city with her peirents, Mr. cuid Mrs. Frank Bernard in March, 

and had been ill pracically all of the time since then. She is survived by her parents, 2 

sisters, Virginia and Evelyn and a brother Elmer, besides a host of friends who sorely 

regret the departure of this little child. 

********** I4ay 16, 1935 

FATHER OF AELYLE HAAS DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Word was received in HanJcinson this week by Mrs. Frank Steckel, of the death of her 
brother, Reinhara Haas, who died Sunday after a long illness. 

He was bom in Elko, WI., and had lived in Minneapolis for 14 years. Surviving are 
his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Macis, a son Russel and a daughter Arlyle "Dot". 

Funeral services were held Wednesday. Mrs. Frank Steckel of this city going to be 
in attendance. ********** May 16, 1935 

WHITE ROCK LADY DIED FROM HEART ATTACK 
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Otto Reddy, 53, 
at White Rock Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Reddy underwent an operation for gall stones at a 
Fergus Falls Hospital and was sitting up in bed and able to come home when she was stricken 
with a heart attack and psissed away. 

********** May 23, 1935 

FUNERAL TODAY FOR LIDGERWOOD GIRL 
Fvineral services were held today in Lidgerwood for Reta Blazek, 12 year old daughter 
of Mrs. Mary Blazek, who died Monday at the VJcihpeton Hospital. 

********** May 23, 1935 

YANA SEEKS PARDON 
BISMARCK. .. .Among the sixteen convicted murderers up for pcirdon before the State 
Board is V7m. Yana, of near Mantador, who is serving a four year term for second degree 
niarder. Yana was convicted of poisoning his father, through the use of strychnine in a 
bottle of alcohol. 

He went up to the big house in November, 1932. 

********** May 23, 1935 

LEIN TWSP. PIONEER DIED MONDAY 
Funeral Held Wednesday in Victor Church - Wife Died in February 

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Mr. Jens Christopherson one of the earliest pioneer of Lein Township in northern 
Roberts County, died Sianday at his home at the age of 81 years. 

Fxaieral services were held Wednesday from the Victor Chvirch, Rev. Faulk officiating. 
Surviving to mourn their loss are: four sons, Ole and Christopher at home, and George and 
Mansel in Montana. His wife preceeded him in death four months ago, Jan. 21st. 

********** May 30, 1935 

RELATIVES ATTEND ALBERT WORNER FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Worner and Adolph Worner left Saturday for Minneapolis to attend 
the funeral of Mr. Albert Worner, who died Th\jrsday as the result of a fall from the curb. 

In the fall his head struck the pavement and death resulted from blood clots on the brain. 
Deceased was bom in Milwaukee and had lived in Minneapolis for 25 years. Surviving 

are his wife, Mrs. Esther Worner; two daughters, Lorraine and Lois, his mother, Mrs. W. J. 
King and two sisters, Mrs. Marvel Coomes and Mrs. Selina Seestom. 
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Eillman Chapel. 

********** May 30, 1935 

Mrs. Gust Schultz and daughters, Evelyn and Mrs. Frank Hentz, also Mr. and Mrs. John 
Gabbert motored to Long Prairie, MN., Thursday, where they attended the funeral of llrs. 
Fred Jaeschke. They returned to their respective homes here Friday. 

********** May 30, 1935 

DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. ROBERT DIED TUESDAY 

LAMARS The sympathy of the LaMars community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson 

Robert, because of the death of their infant daughter Tuesday night. The little one was 
eight days old and up until a few hours before her death was apparently doing well. 

Private funeral services were held at the J. N. Robert home Thursday afternoon with 
Rev. Kinzler officiating. Little Donna Mae was laid to rest in the cemetery at Rosholt. 
Oscar Lee and George Bickerdike, life long friends of Mr. Robert acted as pallbearers. 

********** May 30, 1935 

IBSEN TWP. LADY DIED OF BURNS WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Evert Jones, of Ibsen Township in north Richland County, died Wednesday as the 
result of bums received when their home was destroyed by fire Saturday. Both Mrs. Jones 
and her six months old baby were victims of the fire, which was caused by an explosion, 
when Mrs . Jones poured kerosene on live coals . 

Mrs. Jones, in an attempt to save herself aind baby, broke a window and in passing 
through it she sustained injxiries, and was so badly burned she died after a few days in 
the hospital. The baby, although burned will survive. 

********** June 6, 1935 

LIDGERWOOD PIONEER DIED 
A resident of Lidgerwood many years cind a pioneer farmer in this vicinity, Adolph 
Duerr, 78, died early Wednesday. He had suffered a stroke. 

Deceased was born in Germany, and came to the United States in 1881 and settled 
near Lidgerwood, where a township is named for him. Ftineral services will be held Sat - 

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urday at 10 AM., with Rev. P. A. Duerr officiating. 

********** Jime 6, 1935 

D. J. PEINDIVILLE, ROBERTS COUNTY PIONEER, DIED 
Roberts County lost one of its real pioneers Wednesday, when D. Prindiville, passed 
away. He took an active part in the early history of Roberts Coxinty and was Justice of 
the Peace for many years. He suffered a stroke on the Sisseton streets Wednesday after- 
noon, and was taken home where he died. The fimeral was held Friday morning from St. 
Peters Catholic Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. De Silva went to Sisseton Monday to attend the funeral. Judge Prindi- 
ville being Mrs. De Silva' s brother-in-law. The remains were taken to Wisconsin for burial. 

********** June 6, 1935 

MOORETON LADY DIED 

MOOFETON Miss Laura Green, Mooreton, died Tuesday afternoon at 5 PM at the Wah- 

peton Hospital following an illness which had kept her confined to her bed for a year. 
Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Mooreton Luthercin Chiirch. 

********** June 6, 1935 

FORMAN WOMAN DIED 

FORMAN Apparently a victim of heart failure while asleep, Mrs. Harry Forman 

was fo\md dead in her bed on Monday. 

* ********* June 6, 1935 

REILAND KILLED BY FALLING TREE 
Funeral Will Be Held On Saturday at St. Peter cind Pauls Church 
Wilford Eeiland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reiland, living just northwest of Manta- 
dor, was killed yesterday when his skull was fractured by a falling tree at about fo\ar o' 
clock. Death occurred at seven o'clock. 

Wilford and his father had gone out to cut down a dead tree. When the sawing was 
completed the tree fell and Wilford, cuLthough making an attempt to get out of the way, 
was struck, sustaining injuries which resulted in his death. 

Dr. Halliday was called and administered to the lad but his injuries were so serious 
that he was beyond medical help. 

Wilford was twenty years of age, and was born in Mantador. Fvmeral services will be 

held on Saturday from St. Peter and Paul's Church, according to tentative plans. 

********** jyne 13^ 1935 

MRS. MARY CHEZIK DIED 

LIDGERWOOD The Angel of Death removed the spirit from the body of Mrs. Mary 

Chezik, 90 year old Lidgerwood lady, early Th\irsday morning, after a lingering illness. 
Death came about 3 o'clock, quietly, the direct cause being old age and heart trouble. 

********** Jione 13, 1935 

MOTHER OF DR. DUKART DIED 
Word wcLs received this morning by Miss Marie Schiltz, of the death of Mrs. John 
Dukart, of Dickinson, mother of Dr. C. P.. Dukart, formerly of this city, rjrs . Dukart 

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passed away eeurly this morning from pneumonia. A year ago today Mr. and I!rs. Dukart 
celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

********** June 20, 1935 

AONT OF MES. ABBOTT DIED 

Mrs. Chas. Abbott departed Saturday for Paynesville, NK., to attend the funeral of 
her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Raddatz, which was held Saturday afternoon. 

Mrs. Abbott, accompanied relatives from Paynesville to Minneapolis, returning here 
Monday morning. ********** June 20, 1935 

DEATH TAKES MR. E. J. BDCGE 
Son-in-Law of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wippeman Died in Washington 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wipperman received a message Sunday morning bearing the sad news 
of the death of their son-in-law, Mr. Ernie J. Budge, of Washington, D.C. Mr. Budge had 
been in poor health for several weeks and last veek underwent an operation at a Washington 
Hospital. Death occurred Tuesday morning. 

Funeral services were held in Fargo Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 PM. Mr. Budge was 
born in Fargo, and in 1933 moved to Washington where he was a government bridge engineer. 
In 1924 he married Ella Wipperman, of Hemkinson. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, three children, Mary Emmalyn, V7illiam 
James and Dorothy Helen; five sisters and one brother, W. E. Budge, of Grand Forks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wipperman and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. VTagner 
of Huron, who came Tuesday evening, went to Fargo Thursday morning and attended the fun- 
eral . They returned in the evening and were accompanied by Mrs . Budge who will remain 
with her parents until tomorrow when she will depart for Washington. 

********** Jiine 20, 1935 

MBS. JOHN EABAK DIED 
FAIRMODNT After nearly a year's illness, Mrs. John Rabak passed away last Fri- 
day morning at 6:45. Her death cast a spell of sadness over the community although her 
demise was not entirely unexpected. 

********** June 20, 1935 

MRS. MAKX FOELTZ DIED SATURDAY 
Homesteaded Near Fairmount in Early Days of Richland County 

Mrs. Mary Foeltz passed away Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock in her home southwest 
of Fairmount at the age of 72 yecirs. Funeral services were held at the Ev. and Reformed 
Oiurch in Hankinosn, Rev. B. R. Bauman, of Fergus Falls, conducting the service, which 
followed a short service in the home. Burial was made in the Evangelical Cemetery, south- 
west of town. 

Mrs. Mary Foeltz was bom on Nov. 6th, 1863, in Milwaiikee, WI., and came to Richland 
County nearly 50 years ago, taking up a homestead south of town where they resided for 12 
yeeirs. They then moved to the south of Fairmount community where she made her homje until 
death called her home. She was a feiithful member of the Evangelical Church and a devoted 
pioneer mother whose entire life's work was devoted to good deeds. 

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Surviving to motim their loss axe: one daughter, Lena Schafer, of Wahpeton and 
five sons, William, Henry, George, Robert and August; also one brother V;illiain, in Mich- 
igan. Her husband preceeded her in death in 1926. 

********** Jvme 27, 1935 

DEXTER LADY PASSES AWAY 

LIDGEIWOOD Last rites were held at the Lidgerwood Conanunity Church Wednesday 

for Mrs. Carl Krieser, Dexter Township lady, who passed away at her home Friday from 
con^lications attendant to old age. Rev. Samuelson, of Milnor was in charge of the ser- 
vices . Deceased was a pioneer of Dexter Township . 

********** June 27, 1935 

Mrs. J. P. Klausler left Monday evening for Minneapolis to attend the funeral of 

her brother-in-law, Mr. C. S. Christopher. Mr. Christopher will be remembered by many 

Hankinson people as he frequently visited at the Rev. Klausler home. Mr. Christopher was 

a Minneapolis bxisiness man. 

********** June 27, 1935 

BROTHER OF JOE LEE DIED 
Joe Lee received word Tuesday morning that his brother, Ed Lee, of Kenmare, ITD., 
had passed away at the Jamestown Hospital. The cause of his death was double pneumonia 
from which he had suffered for three weeks. Mr. Lee left Tuesday morning for Jamestown, 
accompcinied by Mike Wawers and Mike Wirtz, to attend the fimeral. 

********** June 27, 1935 

MICHAEL KRUEGER DIED TODAY 
We learn, as we go to press, of the death of Michael Krueger, who passed away at 
noon today at the W. E. Krueger home. Mr. Krueger was 89 years old. Funeral services 
will be held Svmday at the Belford Church in the afternoon. 

********** July 4, 1935 

ELMA PIONEER DIED TUESDAY 
Halvor Sunde, pioneer of Elma Township, died Tuesday, July 2nd, at his home about 
7 miles .-ortheast of New Effington. Deceased would have atteujied the age of 84 years 
next September. . 

Mr. Sunde was one of the earliest pioneers of Elma Township, settling there 42 
yecirs ago. Ftineral services will be held Saturday at the Victor church, according to 
tentative plans. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: three sons, Halvor, Louis and Christ, all resid- 
ing in Elma, and one daughter, Mrs. Arina Leavrind, of Belle View, MN. 

********** July 4, 1936 

MAKE TRIP TO YANKTON 
The Wipperman Fimeral ambulance was taken to Yankton Monday and brought home the 
body of Mrs. Marie Person, of Rosholt, who died in Yankton on June 28th. Funeral ser- 
vices were held July 2nd. 

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Floyd Richardson of Havana, ND., arrived Monday from Elkhart, IN., where he had 
attended his mother's ftmeral. He visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Peitz xintil 
evening when Mr. and Mrs. Pietz and son. Bud, took him to his home in Havaina. 

********** July 4, 1935 

MICHAEL KRDEGER OBITDARy 

Michael Krueger was born on Sept. 13th, l81t5, at Rvino, Posen Province, Germany. 
There he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutherzm faith. In 1870 he emigrated to 
America, finding work and a home at Iron Ridge, WI. In 1871 he married Ernestine Sawall, 
who for almost sixty yeairs shared joy and sorrow, hardship and blessings with him. Seven 
children were bom to them, three of whom died many years ago. 

In the spring of 1880 Mr. Krueger moved to North Dakota, and settled by the Wild 
Rice, north of Hankinson in what is now Belford Township. There he lived and labored 
industriously amd frugally for over 55 years . He loved the lamd above einything that town 
or city could offer. Long ago the active management of the large farm was given to his 
son, W. E. Krueger, but his interest and industry did not lessen. 

In June of 1931 he suffered a hard blow when his faithful helpmeet, after painful 
suffering was teiken from him in death. Since then his consteint wish and prayer has been 
that he might soon follow her and be reunited in Heaven. The infirmities of age began 
to multiply, his eyes grew dim, his hearing failed completely, his bodily strength fell 
away, but his health was good ernd his mind and memory cleeir. It was seldom that he 
missed a mecil, and he often asked about conditions on the farm, among friends and rel- 
atives and in the congregation. 

He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to lie upon the grass and rest. On Wednesday 
morning, July 3rd, he had gone out as usucil. From time to time varioijs members of the 
family and neighbors saw him there sleeping under the trees, apparently in the best of 
health, but when Mrs. W. E. Krueger, his daughter-in-law, went to get him for dinner she 
found him in the sleep of death. A physician was called but the spirit had already fled. 

He had reached the great age of 89 yeeirs , 9 months and 20 days . Three daughters 
and one son mourn his loss: Mrs. Wm. Medenwaldt and Mrs. Wm. Knaak, of HanJcinson, Mrs. 
Horace Chapin, of Minneapolis, suid Wm. E. Krueger of Hankinson. Twenty five giramdchildren 
and fifty great-gramdchildren are his direct descendants. One sister, Mrs. August Mue- 
ller, still lives near Hamkinson. 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 7th, at the Belford Lutheran 
Church, of which Mr. Krueger weis a charter member, and for many years an elder. One of 
the largest gatherings the church has seen assembled to pay last respects to this pioneer 
and neighbor who by his industry and frugality, his honest and sincere Christianity set 
a worthy example. Pall bearers were: M. A. Wipperman, August Engelking, Albert Bladow, 
Henry Krause, Louis Mindeman, Sr., emd Emil Klawitter. 

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Albert Lorenz returned to his home here Sxinday from Rock County, MN. , where he 
attended the funeral of his sister's hxisband, Mr. Fred Cla\ison. The funeral was held 
Friday afternoon. ••♦******* jxily n, 1935 

MRS. EDWARD STEIN DIED WEDNESDAY 

A Pall of sorrow was cast over this city and the siirrounding community Monday evening, 
when news reached here of the death of Mrs . Ed Stein , who passed away at the Wahpeton Hosp - 
ital that evening. The cause of her death was a reptured gjill bladder. 

Mrs. Stein had been in apparent good health and had been at her work on Friday. That 
evening she became ill and on Tuesday she was taken in the ambulamce to the Wahpeton Hosp- 
ital, where she underwent an operation. All that was done was of no avail, and she passed 
to her Heavenly Home at 7:30. Her husbeind and children were with her at the time of her 
death. 

Emelia Westphal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Westphal, was bom at Hankinson on Sept. 
5th, 1890, and at the time of her death was forty four years old. She grew to womanhood 
here and on Oct. 15th. 1912, she was united in marriage to Mr. Ed Stein at the German Evan- 
gelical Church. Eight children came to bless this union, four boys and four girls, Leona, 
Mildred, Edward, Verna, Allen, Arnold, and Lora at home, and another son, Edward, died in 
infancy. 

Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss 5 brothers, Julius of 
Palermo, ND., Arthur of Beverly Hills, CA., Herman of Wahpeton, William R. , of Brightwood 
and Erwin of this city, and four sisters, Mrs. Wm. Bates of Beverly Hills, CA., Mrs. Theo- 
dore Tiegs, Mrs. C. W. Bladow and Mrs. George Stack, who all reside here. She also leaves 
an aunt, Mrs. Julius Westphal of this city. Her parents and three sisters preceeded her 
in death. 

Mrs. Stein was a fond wife cind a kind mother, who lavished upon her family tender and 
loving care . She was ever ready to extend a helping hand to neighbors and friends alike , 
and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

She was a fcd.thful member of the German Evangelical Chvirch. Funeral services have not 
been arranged, pending word from Mrs. Bates and Arthur of Beverly Hills. 

********** July 18, 1935 

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS MRS. TOMAYER 

This community was greatly saddened Wednesday, when news was received here that Mrs. 
Dcmineck Tomayer had passed away at the University Hospital in Minneapolis . The cause of 
her death was tumor on the brain, from which she had been suffering for several years. 

Mrs. Tomayer began failing in health about 7 months ago, and she sought medical att- 
ention. The past few months her suffering had been intense and at times it seemed almost 
unbearable but she bore it with great patience cind fortitude. All that loving hands could 
do to relieve her suffering was done for her by her family and friends. On July 8th she 
was taken to the University Hospital at Minneapolis, where she passed away at 1:40 PM Tues- 
day afternoon, with members of her family at her bedside. 

Deceased was born in Brookenthal, Galecia, Germany, on Sept. 7th, 1877. On June 

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24th, 1895, she was married to Domineck Tomayer, who survives her. To this union three 
children were bom, two of whom are living. Joe of this city and John of Tintah, mn, amd 
Anna, whose death occurred eighteen years ago. 

"Hie family moved here in 1902 settling in this city, where they have resided ever 
since. Mrs. Tomayer was a fond wife, a loving mother and a kind and indxilgent neighbor. 
She possessed a cheerful natiire which endeared her to cill who knew her. The sympathy of 
the entire community goes out to .her husband and sons . 

Funeral services will be held Satiirday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Philip's 
Church, of which she was a devout and faithfiil member. 

********** July 18, 1935 

YODNG MOTHER PASSED AWAY 

Death visited the Mantador vicinity last Tuesday and called Mrs. Herman Wahler, who 
died that afternoon at her fcirm home, north of Maintador. She had been failing in health 
for several months . 

Hilda Klawitter, daughter of Mr. eind Mrs. Emil Klawitter of near Mantador, was bom 
Oct. 1st, 1901. On Dec. 23rd, 1923, she was married to Hermcin Wahler. Three children were 
bom to this union. Elroy, Harold and Marlys . 

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Belford Lutheran Chtirch with Rev. 
Cordts in charge of the services . Pallbearers will be Albert and Herman Tiegs , Erwin Falk 
Arthur Roeder, Rudolph Hoefs and Percy Anderson. 

Besides the sorrowing husband and children she leaves to mourn their loss, her par- 
ents and two brothers, Everett of Watertown and Otto at home and one sister, Helen at home. 

********** j^y 18, 19 35 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. TOMAYER 
Funeral services for Mrs. Domineck Tomayer were held Saturday morning in St. Philip's 
Catholic Church. Father Studnicka, Father Duerr and Father Eckert conducted the services. 
Pallbearers were Martin Bommersbach, Mike Scheller, Carl Wolfe, Rudolph Scheller, Nick 
Benroth amd John Fischer. 

********** July 25, 1935 

FUNERAL SERVICE HELD FOR MRS. EDWARD STEIN 
A large number of mourners attended the funeral of Mrs . Ed Stein Saturday afternoon 
at the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. J. H. Meier conducted the services, and the 
Ladies Aid sang two of the deceased's favoite songs. Pallbearers were: Erwin Stack, Gi]- 
bert Miller, Theo. Stach, Harry Womer, Richcird Hartleben and John Bechel. 

********** July 25, 1935 

AUTO VICTIM'S FUNERAL HELD 
Body Shipped to California for Burial After Service at Lidgerwood 
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Lidgerwood 
the Rev. Sharkey officiating, for Harold Maas who was killed when the car he was driving 
collided with another auto driven by Delbert Busta. 

The accident happened early Saturday morning. Maas, accompanied by Bill Kerr vas 

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retviming to Lidgerwood from a trip to Hankinosn, in a Chevrolet. One mile west of the 
city on highway No. 11, they met and crashed into the Bi;:sta car, which contained Miss 
Helen Pasak, Hiss Pearl Sebek, Miss Delores Thoragaard, Helen Rybijs cind Delbert Busta, who 
was talcing Howard Bellin and Leslie Brxnmnond to Heinkinson after attending the Lidgerwood 
dance. 

Following the crash Gilbert Besek and Roy B\mtin were driving from this city to Lid- 
gerwood, and eirrived at the accident scene shortly afterwsurd, and Maas was brought to Hank- 
inson for treatment. He died about the time he eunrived here, however, from a crushed skull 
and bodily injiuries. Kerr was knocked out but has recovered entirely. The top of the car 
was sheared off and how Kerr escaped death or at least critical injury is miraculous . 

Miss Pasek received a broken collar bone, and Leslie Brummond was cut on the forearm 
requiring medical treatment, but the others of the party sustained only mild bruises. 

Both cars were wrecked almost beyond repeiir, especially the death car. The accident 
happened on a level and straight highway. After looking the Ccirs over it is a great wonder 
the death toll was not larger. 

Harold Macis was born in Bismarck emd later moved with his parents to Lidgerwood where 
he attended the grade schools . He moved later to Long Beach where he completed high school . 
He had hitch-hiked from California to Lidgerwood, with Kerr, a relative of the Movius fairily, 
also of California, and was enjoying a visit with his father when death occurred. His par- 
ents and two brothers survive . 

********** Augtist 1, 1935 

MRS. CHARLES BLAIXJW CALLED IN DEATH 
Pioneer Mother of Belford Died Sunday - Funeral Held Wednesday 

People of this community were greatly saddened Sunday when they heard of the death of 
Mrs. Chas. Bladow, of Belford Township, who passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital at 2 o'clock 
that afternoon. 

Mrs . Bladow had been in ill health during the last few years , and was often under a 
physicians care. Not until this spring, however, did there seem to be any cause for alarm. 
During the early summer she began to fail and was then removed to the hospital at Wahpeton. 
An operation for gall stones complicated by toxic goitre was performed Tuesday, July 2 3rd. 
In her wecikened condition she failed to rally and passed away Sunday afternoon at about 2 
o'clock at the age of 60 yecirs, 4 months and 25 days. 

Augusta Gaedcke, daughter of the late John Gaedcke, of Belford Township, was bom at 
Toledo, OH., on March 3rd, 1875. She was still a little child when her parents moved to 
North Dakota emd settled near the Wild Rice northwest of Hankinson. Here she grew to woman- 
hood, beloved and respected by all. Confirmed in the Belford Lutheran Church, she remained 
and especially faithful member. 

On Sept. 7th, 1893, she was united in marriage to Charles Bladow, the young couple 
living first south of town for 5 yeeirs then founding their home north of town, living 
happily together for almost 42 years. Eleven children were bom to them, three of whom 
preceeded the mother in death. 

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Mrs. Bladow was an ideal wife and mother, who bestowed upon her family a great and 
unselfish love . She was never too busy to assist her friends and neighbors . Her gentle 
quiet ways and cheerful manner endee^red her to all who were privileged to taow her. She 
will be greatly missed by all who know her, and the whole community extends its sympathy 
to the sorrowing husband, children and grandchildren. 

"The eight surviving children cire: Mrs. Albert Ernst, of Hankinson, Theodore and 
Seinhold, Hankinson; Henry of Great Bend, Lena, at home; Mrs. Walter Bladow, of Hankinson, 
Mrs. Fred Palmquist, of Wheaton and Raymond at home. Fourteen grandchildren are direct 
descendants. One brother, Fred Gaedcke and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Melcher are still living. 

Fiaieral services, which were very largely attended were held at the Belford Lutheran 
Church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. H. Cordts spoke in the German language and Rev. J. P. 
Klausler in English. The choir Seing selections in both German and English. Interment was 
made in the Belford Lutheran Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Chas. Witt, Gust Polfuss, Robert Tiegs, Edwin Gaedcke, August Pank- 
ow and Theo. Steinwehr. 

********** August 1, 1935 

F. B. SCHNELLER DEAD 

WAHPETON. .. .Funeral services for F. B. Schneller, Richleind County pioneer, who died 
Monday morning, was held at Wahpeton Wednesday afternoon in the Masonic Temple. Judge 
George M. McKenna delivered the funeral address . Deceased had been a member of the Rich- 
land County bar since 1905. One son, Clifford, and daughter, Dionne, survive. 

********** August 1, 1935 

FUNERAL FOR MOTHER 
LIDGEKWOOD. . ..Despondent over the death of her h\:sband about six weeks ago, Mrs. Gert- 
rude Otterbum, who resided on a farm north of here, shot herself to death early Tuesday. 
Four children survive and her mother, Mrs. Catherine Gardner, of Wyndmere, two bro- 
thers cind a sister. She was bom in 1899 in Wyndmere. 

********** August 1, 1935 

CHARLES 2ILLGITT DIED 

FAIRMOUNT Word was received in Fairmount the latter pzurt of last week that Charles 

Zillgitt, of Pasadena, CA. , died suddenly. He is a former resident of the Fairmotjnt comm- 

iini1-v ********** 

^^^y- August 1, 1935 

LAMARS. . . .This community wais saddened Saturday when word was received here that 
Raymond Cleary, of Greuidin, ND. , had passed away from a heart attack. Mr. Cleary had been 
in his usual state of health and intended to tcike twins to the field at 10 o'clock. His 
wife thinking he had gone to the field thought no more about him until noon, when the men 
reported that he had not been seen. A search was made amd he was found sitting dead at 
the wheel of his car. Mr. Cleary is a son of Mrs. Mary Cleary, of Blackmere. Funeral was 
held at Grandin on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. James Fogarty and Mrs. J. E. Murphy attended the 
funeral. ********** August 1, 1935 

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FARM ACCIDENT CAUSES DEATH OF HENRY MATT 
A Center Tovmship farmer, Henry Matt, 34, was killed Sunday, from injuries sustained 
while cutting grain. When the team trotted into the August Matt farm without a driver 
investigation was begun and Henry was found laying unconscious under the binder with a gash 
in his shoulder and two fingers cut off. He died later at the Wahpeton Hospital from loss 
of blood cind internal injuries. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 at the home and from Immanuel Lutheran 
Church at 2:30 PM. Rev. R. J. Becker, pastor of the church, will officiate. 

********** August 8, 1935 

AUGUST KINN FUNERAL HELD AT LIDGEJMOOD 
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Strubel attended the funeral of Mr. August Kinn, of south of Lidger- 
wood, which was held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutherem Chiirch, near Lidgerwood with Rev. 
Cloeter in charge of the services. Mr. Kinn passed away Saturday morning at his home 
neeir Lidgerwood. His wife survives him. 

********** August 15, 1935 

DEArd OF FORMER LAMARS RESIDENT IN BLACK HILLS 
Word was received in haHars Monday that Mr. William Grimes, a former resident of 
this vicinity, had passed away at the home of his son, in the Black Hills, of South Dakota. 

Mrs. Rose Grimes, son Roy and daughters, Mae and Mrs. John Ingram, left immediately 
to attend the funeral. No arrangements had been made at that time. 

********** August 15, 1935 

STILES MAN KILLED WHEN PLANE FALLS 
Pete LaFranz, One of Four Men Killed at Worthington Air Fair 
FUNERAL HELD AT STILES HOME WEDNESDAY - BURIAL AT LIDGEIWOOD 
Plummeting to earth when a wing crumpled, a pleasure ride cabin plane carried a pilot 
cind three passengers to death late Sunday a short distctnce from where 8,000 persons had 
gathered for the local airport dedication. 

Flames enveloped the craft following cm explosion from the impact, charring bodies 
almost beyond recognition. The dead: Pete LaFranz, Stiles, pilot, Ernest Boots, about 50, 
Rushmore, MN.; Charles Kruger, about 33, farmhand of Jamestown, ND., and Glen Roe of Ken- 
neth, MN. The plane was one of 25 in the air circtis here for the dedication. 
The above is the Associated Press report of the accident. 

Mr. LaFranz took a course in aviation mechanics at the Wahpeton Science School five 
years ago. When he had con^jleted his course he found work with Mr. Gus Imms , of Fergus 
Falls, and became a good pilot. The past summer he had been engaged in flying near Fort 
Peck in Montana. Last week he apparently was called to Fergus Falls, where he joined 
Imms squadron ajid went to Worthington to attend the air fair, where he met his tragic death. 

The body was brought home Thursday and funeral services were held at the home near 
Stiles on Wednesday, Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the services. Burial was made in the 
Movius Cemetery in Lidgerwood. 

Peter LaFranz was bom on March 20th, 1906, in Sargent Cotinty zmd when a child moved 

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with his paxents , to a f cinn neair Stiles , where he grew to manhood cmd after completing 
his education attended the Science School to learn his preferred avocation, aviation, 
which he followed until his untimely death. 

Surviving axe his mother, Mrs. Agnes lAFranz and four sisters, tlagdalene, Mrs. Aug- 
\;ist Bladow, Jennie and Agnes, and three brothers. Otto, Edwsird and Albert. His father 
preceeded him in death in 1918. 

Ihe sympathy of the entire -community is extended the family in their hour of poignant 
sorrow. ********** August 15, 1935 

GLENWOOD AGENT FUNERAL 

GLENWOOD. . . .Last rites were held last week for George M. Hough, Soo Line Agent at 
that place. Hough was one of the oldest agents on the Soo Line in years of service and was 
well known to most of the railroad men. 

********** August 15, 1935 

MRS. DOUGHERTY, N. D. PIONEER, IS BURIED 

GENESEO. . . .Fxjneral services were conducted in Minneapolis for Mrs. Josephine Dough- 
erty, one time pioneer resident of North Dakota. In 1880 she with her husband settled in 
Geneseo, where they operated a general store. Two children, Thomas F., of Forman, and 
Eleanor M., of Minneapolis survive. Another son, John F. Dougherty, of Alexandria, was 
killed when run over by a train in the Hankinson yards two yesurs ago. 

********** August 15, 1935 

COUSIN BURIED IN POINT BARROW AREA 

News of the death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post in fcir north Alaska recalled, to 
Fred Pankow, of this community, the fact that his coxisin, Fred A. Pankow, died and was 
buried in that desolate northernmost port in Alaska. Fred, who was engaged in the fur 
business in Alaska, died ahout four years ago. 

********** August 22, 1935 

WILL ROGERS FUNERAL TODAY 
Beloved American, with Wiley Post Killed in Air Plane Crash 

HOLLYWOOD, CA. , Aug. 22nd. .. .Funeral services were held today in Hollywood for Will 
Rogers and in Oklahoma City for Wiley Post. Their broken bodies arrived in Hollywood by 
plcine from Point Barrow, Alaska, eind were immediately moved to the mortuary. Both bodies 
will lie in state during the services . 

The Roger's service was private and for the family only but thousands of persons 
gathered in the Hollywood bowl for a memorial service • 

Pjogers and Post were killed instantly Thursday night of last week when their plane 
dove fifty feet into a shallow river just fifteen miles south of Point Barrow, Alaska. 

The two prominent Americans set out on a pleasure javmt about three weeks ago, and 
were flying to the more important points of Alaska when fate cut short their journey. It 
was Post's intention to fly to Siberia, and many friends think that Rogers would have acc- 
ompeinied him on the trip. 

Will Rogers was probablv our most beloved American. He was known throughout the world 

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and admired and respected by all. His newspaper work was his most important contribution 
to the people, although he was America's No. 1 actor. 

Rogers was 56 years old, being bom on Nov. 4th, 1879, at Oolagah, then an Indian 
Territory. A bom-in-the-blood cowboy, he learned to rope a steer and break a broncho with 
the best of them. From a poor family he rose to be the nations' greatest actor and humor- 
ist, and leaves cin estate valued at from two to five million dollars. 

,*♦**»***♦* August 22, 1935 

VEBLEN MAN SUICIDES 

VEBLEN C. 0. Steen, postmaster and prominent business man of Veblen took his own 

life last Thursday evening by shooting himself through the heart. He used the large .45 
furnished by the government for the purpose. The rash deed was no dovibt carefully planned 
as he had opened a coffin which was carried in stock by the Steen Furniture Co. He was 
withal, a man highly respected in his community and ill health was the ca\ise of his rash 
^gg(j ********** August 22, 1935 

LAMABS Friends in this community were saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Will 

Stelton which occurred Saturday night at the Breckenridge Hospital. The funeral was held 
at the Fairmotmt Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. 

********** August 22, 1935 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Olson and daughter, Jewell, motored to Enderlin on Wednesday to 
attend the fimeral of Mr. Don Triissel, who died at Tacoma, WA., and whose funeral was held 
that afternoon with the American Legion in charge . 

*********** August 22, 1935 

NEPHEW OF MR. AND MRS. NOHR KILLED IN ACCIDENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Nohr, of Great Bend, received word telling of the death of their 
nephew. Merlin Westphal, Enderlin, who was killed in a threshing accident which the Ender- 
lin Independent reports as follows : 

"Merlin, 21 year old son of Mrs. Helena Westphal, met a tragic death Wednesday when 
he was instcintly killed in a combine accident. The accident occurred while he was comb- 
inging grain on his mother's farm. Merlin was stainding up over the cylinder when the mach- 
ine gave a lurch that threw him head first into the auger. He was instantly killed. The 
machine had to be dismaintled before the body could be removed. The auger had crushed his 
side and chest. Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 PM Sunday and at 2 o' 
clock from the Salem Ev. Chvirch. Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Bechtel and Rev. 
A. W. Heidinger, of Fargo. 

Besides his mother he is survived by one brother, Edwin. His father, Herman Westphal 

died a number of yeeirs ago. 

********** August 29, 1935 

FUNEPAL HELD FOR MRS. JOHN SWANSON IN YAKIMA 

Word was received here by Wm. Popp that his sister, Mrs. John Swanson of Yakima, WA., 

had passed away in that city on Thursday, August 22nd, at the age of 50 years. Fxmeral 

services were held in the V7ashington city on August 24th. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Swanson and family left Great Bend about 23 years ago to make their 
home in Washington, settling first at Aberdeen and later moving to Washington. She is 
sxirvived by her husband and three children, also three brothers, Wm. Popp of Hankinson, 
FreUik Popp, of Great Bend, and Carl Popp of Wahpeton. One sister, Mrs. Albert Bemdt, 
preceeded her in death. ********** August 29, 1935 

Mrs. A. C. Payne depeurted Monday evening for Minneapolis to attend the funeral of 
her sister-in-law, Mrs. V. G. Payne, who passed away Saturday. The funeral was held on 
Wednesday. ********** Augoist 29, 1935 

MRS. WM. STELTON DEAD 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .F\ineral services for the earthly remains of Mrs. VTilliam Stelton were 
conducted Tuesday afternoon. 

Mathilda Louise Ihiede was bom dLn Steams County, MN., in Dec. of 1877. She resided 
there until her marriage to William Stelton, after which she moved to North DaJcota, where 
they made their home until 1926 . 

********** August 29, 1935 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .8. G. Steinolfson, internal revenue agent with headquarters at Fargo, 
died here Thursday from a heart attack. He had been working at the Lidgerwood Creamery 
and complained of his heart and left for his hotel room. He passed away while driving 
a car. ********** August 29, 1935 

MPS. AUGUST GABBERT DIED TUESDAY 
Succumbed Following Operation - Funeral Will Be Held Friday 

The community was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Mrs, August Gabbert, 
cil though it had been known that she was in poor health for a number of years. She was 
taken seriovisly ill on Saturday and on Monday was moved to the Wahpeton Hospital, where, 
after an operation for gall trouble on Tuesday evening she died that same evening at about 
11 o'clock. 

Funeral services will be conduted from the home Friday at 1:30 PM amd from the Luth- 
eran Church at 2:15 PM. Rev. Klausler will deliver the German sermon and Rev. R. Becker 
of WaJipeton, who ministered to her on her death bed, will preach in English. 

Alma Steg was bom on Nov. 12th, 1885, at Evans, MN. She was married on May 4th, 
1904, to August Gabbert at Seaforth, MN. After living in the neighborhood of Marshall 
for some yesirs she, with her husband, catme to the Hamkinson community in 1915, where they 
have lived on a farm in Elma. 

Besides her husband she is survived by five chidlren, four sons amd one daugher, all 

of whom are still at home. Two children died in infancy; two brothers and three sisters 

also survive . 

********** September 5, 1935 

WRECK KILLS 3 PEOPLE 

Notified of Accident While on Train Returning to Her Home Here 

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Two persons were killed and one critically injured when their car struck a Great 
Northern fast mail train at Doran, seven miles from Breckenridge Friday. 

Mrs. Helmer A. Nelson, of Canby, MN., and her 14 year old daughter were killed ins- 
tantly. Mr. Nelson was taken to a Breckenridge Hospitail where he died several hours later. 

The accident happened at a temporary crossing, in use while the regular crossing was 
being repaired at Doran. The road r^lns parallel to the railroad tracks for several yards 
before turning across them. The' Nelson machine was driven into the train's locomotive. 

The train stopped after the accident and carried the three victims to Breckenridge . 
The Nelson's were enroute to Fergus Falls to visit relatives. 

Mr. Nelson was a brother of Mrs. A. C. Payne of this city. Mrs. Payne was enroute 
home here from Minneapolis via train when she was notified by telegram of the tragedy. 

Mr. Nelson's brothers aind their wives, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Nelson eind Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Nelson, of Wells, MN., arrived in Hankinson Sunday and they and Mr. and Mrs. Payne 
departed today for Canby, where the funeral will be held this afternoon. 

********** September 5, 1935 

DEATH TAKES REVEREND BECHTEL IN FARGO 

Rev. E. J. Bechtel, 56, field worker for the Florence Crittenton home in Fargo, was 
stricken at 8 Thursday by apoplexy and died an hour and a half later at the hospital . 

Rev. Bechtel was bom in Mildmay, Ont., but moved to this territory in his boyhood. 
In 1927 he came to Fargo as pastor of the Calvary Evangelical Chtirch. 

Rev. Bechtel was well known in Hankinson where he often came on duties with his 
position. ********** September 5, 19 35 

GREAT BEND.... Word was received here Friday from Fargo that Rev. Ezra Bechtel died 
suddenly of heart toruble. Deceased is a brother to Josh Bechtel, Mrs. Frank Popp and 
Mrs. George Womer, Jr., all of Great Bend. 

********** September 5, 1935 

DEVILLO LADY DIED 

Mrs. Floretta Estelle Hammett passed away Monday at the home of her son-in-law and 
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rosenkranz, of DeVillo Township, near Fairmount. Death came 
from complications attendant to old age. Mrs. Hammett, daughter of Mx. and Mjs . John 
Winkley, was born in Waurner, NH, in Februciry of 1852. She moved to Brainerd, MN., and 
later resided in this vicinity. Her husband preceeded her in death mciny years ago. 

For two yecirs prior to her death she made her home at the Rosenkranz home. Her 

remains were taken to Brainerd, MN., where fvuieral services were held Wednesday afternoon, 

and where burial was made . *j.*^^*^^^^ 

********** September 5, 1935 

HUEY LONG DEAD 

Senator Huey P. Long, who was assassinated as he was leaving the State Capitol at 
Baton Rouge, LA., died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. 

The shooting occurred a few minutes after the adjournment of the legislature that 
had passed laws to add to his power. Dr. Carl A. Weiss, Jr., Baton Rouge doctor, fired 

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the shot . He was a political enemy of Longs . The slain man was promoter of the Share- 
the-Wealth belief. The funeral was held today. 

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MPS. AUGUST STRACHE DIED MONDAY 
Was CDnce in Employ of Samuel Gompers, Labor's Great Leader 
Fvmeral services aire being conducted here today for Mrs. August Strache, pioneer of 
the county since the ecirly nineties, who passed away at her home Monday morning. Rev. 
IClausler conducted the the services at the local Lutheran Church at two o'clock, a service 
preceeding this at the home at one o'clock. 

Mrs. Strache weis taken ill cd3out three months ago and on September 2nd her condition 
became critical, cind she was removed to the Britton Hospital. MedicsJ. attention proved of 
no avail and she returned to her home where the Angel of Death called her to her heavenly 
home peacefully at 7:30 Monday morning. 

Marie Wanda Strache, nee Ycirdzienski , was bom on June 3rd, 1863, in West Prussia, 
Germany and was baptized and confirmed there in the Luthercin Church. In 1891 she emig- 
rated to America, finding work in New York City, where for two years she was in the emp- 
loy of Samuel Gompers, then President of the American Federation of Labor. 

Later she Ccime to North Dakota where on H&rch 20th, 1893 she was married to August 
Strache. The wedding ceremony Wcis performed by Rev. T. Hinck. The young couple then 
settled on a homestead in Greendale Township where she had since made her home. Among 
her friends made dxuring over forty years residence in the community she was known as a 
friendly soul, kindly neighbor and devoted mother. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her four children: Fred, Mrs. Roy Dickermcin, Mar- 
shall, MN., August and Emma. Her husband preceeded her in death eleven years ago. 

********** September 12, 1935 

ROBERTS COUNTY PIONEER DIED AT WHITE ROCK 
Mr. Anton Anderson, a well known citizen of White Rock Township, died Monday, Sept- 
ember 9th, at the age of 70 years. He had been in poor health the past two years and just 
recently suffered a stroke. 

********** September 12, 1935 

SUICIDE'S BODY FOUND 
VALLEY CITY.... The badly decomposed body of John Helland, was found near the Bjom- 
son farm here Thursday. Helland, on August 22nd, shot and killed Mrs. Larson in a local 
beer parlor. Helland was one of the casualties of the World War, suffering from shell 
shock. ********** September 12, 1935 

TED MEISENBERG DEAD 
Word was received in Hankinson last week of the sudden death of Ted Meisehberg, 
formerly of Enderlin. Ted was a passenger brakemaji on the Soo Line for many years. For 
the past twelve years he has been in Minneapolis. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR FRANX J. DDBA 

LIDGEKWOOD MONITOR. .. .The death of Frank Joseph D\iba occurred at the home of his 
father, Joseph Duba a prominent fanner residing 6 miles east of Lidgerwood, Friday Sept- 
ember 5th, at the age of 32 years 7 months and 8 days. 

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Sept. 8th, from the home at 1:30 and at 
the Bohemian Hall at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Forest B. Sharkey officiated, and interment was 
in the Z. C. B. J. Cemetery south of the city.. The choir sang "Rock of Ages" and "Abide 
With Me" and Rev. Sharkey sang a beautiful solo. 

Frank Duba was bom on Jantiary 28th, 1903, at Hankinson, on the farm homestead. He 
attended school at Stiles and later attended a school for mechanics at Aberdeen and also 
took a cotirse in radio work. He served as salesman for several months. 

In the fall of 1930, while he Wcis helping during the com shredding season, he had 
the misfourtune to lose an arm in the shredder. 

He had been in failing health for nearly two years, and about six months ago his 
condition became so serious he was forced to remain in bed. Medical care was of no avail 
and death came Friday, Sept. 6th. 

Survivors are his father, one brother, William George, at home eind three sisters: 
Mrs. Frank Polda, of Liberty Grove Township; Anna Duba of Dallas, TX., and Josephine of 
of Montcina. His mother preceeded him in death 23 years ago. 

Frank was well known in Hankinson, emd the sorrowing relatives have the sympathy 
of our people in their hour of grief. 

********** September 19, 1935 

FORMER MINISTER DEAD IN CALIFORNIA 

Word has been received in Hankinson of the death of Rev. S. R. Walters, which occ- 
urred just recently at his home in Scinta Monica, CA. Rev. Walters was pastor of the local 
Ev. Chxirch from Oct. 1897 to 1903. 

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INFANTILE PARALYSIS CAUSES DEATH 

Philip Meyer, 7 year old boy of Great Bend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meyer, died 
at the Breckenridge Hospital Tuesday morning from cin attack of infctntile paralysis. 

Philip was teiken ill one day last week while attending school. A physician was 
called and pronounced the illness infantile paralysis . He was taken to the Breckenridge 
Hospital Monday, and passed away the next day. Burial was made Tuesday. 

********** September 19, 1935 

KNOX, ND One inmate was blamed to death in a fire which destroyed the jail, city 

hall and fire hall here. The chcirred body of Louis Olson, Kansas City, harvest hand was 
found in the ruins, a few hours after being arrested for intoxication. The village marsh- 
al was burned while attempting to rescue the mam. 

********** September 19, 1935 

HENRY LANGE DIED AT LIDGERWOOD HOME 

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Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Sept. 16th, for Henry Lange, long 
time resident of the Lidgerwood cojnmunity, at the Holy Cross Luthercin Chvirch, with Rev. 
Jtilius Cloeter officiating. 

Mr. Lange was bom in Mecklenberg, Germany, August 10th, 1886, and his death occ- 
urred Thursday night, Sept. 12th. At the time of his death he was 69 years old. He 
immigrated to this country in 1892 from Hambtirg, Germany, and before coming to this comm- 
unity, he worked at several places near here eind Wahpeton. 

He then bought the farm on which Henry Helmer now resides and due to the illness of 
his wife, he sold it, and went to Alabama for his wife's health. Later he returned to 
Lidgerwood and rented the George Wirtenberger farm two miles southwest of town, where he 
resided until his death. He was a resident of this community for about 35 years. 

********** September 26, 1935 

Mr. John Klemik received word Monday of the death of his sister who resided in 
Millerville, MN. Mr. and Mrs. Klemik and two children left Wednesday to attend the fun- 
eral. ********** September 26, 1935 

Funeral services for Elroy William Simdorn, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Simdom 
Garborg Township residents, were held Thursday afternoon from the Barney Lutheran Chvirch. 
Rev. Cordts, pastor of the church, who six weeJcs ago confirmed the young lad in the Luth- 
eran faith, officiated at the service. 

The lad, who lacked a month of being sixteen years old at the time of his death, 
was taken to the Wahpeton Hospiteil Sunday, suffering with severe intestinal pains. Mon- 
day afternoon he underwent surgical treatment and death relieved severe suffering shortly 
after midnight that evening, his father and mother being at his bedside. 

*********** September 26, 1935 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED TODAY 
Came to Covinty in 1887 - Funeral Will be Held S\mday 
Mr. George Wirtenberger, 76 years old, pioneer citizen of Lidgerwood died this 
morning at 6:30 o'clock from carcinoma. 

Funeral services will be held from the home in Lidgerwood at 1:45 Eimday, and at 
the Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Meier officiating. 

Deceased was bom in 1859, and when a young man, came to Lidgerwood, being numbered 
among the county's earliest settlers. He was exceptionally prominent in the business life 
of the city and was president of the Evangelical Church Council. 

He is survived by two sons, Leonard, druggist in Lidgerwood and Art, a mail carrier. 
His wife preceeded him in death in 1921. 

********** October 3, 1935 

ROBERTS COUNTY MAN DIED WEDNESDAY 
Olaf Skog, living north of New Effington, died Wednesday. Funeral services will 
be held Stmday at the Swedish Church north of New Effington. Rev. Olson will conduct the 
services. Deceased was 87 years of age. 

********** October 3, 1935 

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GP£AT BEND.... A group of married folks motored out to the H. C. Bohn home Monday 
night to charivari Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bohn. ftnd Tuesday evening they gave a bridal 
shower for the young couple, they received many beautiful gifts. 

********** October 3, 1935 

CHABLES WOU-JODE FUNERAL HELD 
Former County Commissioner and Pioneer Settler Died Monday 
Funeral services were held'today (Thursday) for Mr. Charles Woiwode, pioneer settler 
of Richland County, who passed away at his home in Mantador, Monday, from infirmities att- 
endant to old age. Rev. Father Kuehn, pastor of St. Peter and Paul's Church, of Mantador, 
was in charge of the services which were held at 9 o'clock, in a church filled with mourn- 
ers gathered to pay their last earthly respects to one of the community's prominent citizens. 

Chas. woiwode was bom in Upper Selecia in Germany in M.arch of 1857, and emmigrated 
to this country at the age of 13 years. With his parents he resided in Chicago a year and 
in 1879 moved to North Dakota where he took up a homestead in Richland County. He was 
n^arried to Mary Riester of Wabasha, MN., on Feb. 15th, 1882, and to this union eleven child- 
ren were born of waich six are living, one son, Alfred of Courtney, NT.; Mrs. Schower of 
St. Paul, MN.; Mrs. Henry Hain of Renville, MN.; and Mrs . Witte of Des Laces, ND.; Mjts . 
Ed Smart and Mrs. Henry Lais, of Mantador. 

He has two brothers, John Woiwode of Mantador and Frank of Douglas, ND., also a sis- 
ter Mjts. Halpam of Douglas. 

Pall bearers were his six grandchildren, Geo. Smart, Adrian Hain, Victor and Mark 
Witte and Everett and Carl V7oiwode. There is one great grandchild. Chas. Woiwode was 
known aind loved by all who knew him and as cin early settler knew the hardships of a pioneer. 

He was prominent in the civic and chxirch life of the commvmity, cind served as County 
Commissioner at one time. 

********** October 10, 1935 

PIONEER WOMAN TAKEN IN DEATH 
Mrs. E. 0. Youngberg Died Stinday Evening; Funeral Held Wednesday 
The Angel of Death called euiother of the pioneer women of the stateline community 
Sunday, when Mrs. E. 0. Youngberg succumbed after an illness of several weeks. 

Funeral services were held from the Swedish Church near New Effington on Wednesday. 
Rev. Olson conducted the services. 

Christine Hoglund was born in Cass County, near Fargo, on Feb. 11th, 1876. On Sept. 
27th, 1894, she was xmited in marriage to Erick Youngberg, at Fargo, and they came imm- 
ediately to Roberts Coiinty, where they took up a homestead, and where they have since 
resided. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband and ten children; Mrs. Edith Hoven, of 
Kensington, MN.; Henry and Harold, at home, Mrs. Esther Johanson, of Wheaton, Mrs. Agnes 
Dillingham, of Ellendale; Myrtle, of Wilmont, Mildred and Ethel of Minneapolis; Irene of 
Sisseton, and Clarence of Fargo; also two sisters emd two brothers. 



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Deceased was a kind and loving mother and a friendly neighbor. She was a member of 
the Walla Swedish Lutheran Church and took an active part in the Christian work of the 
congregation. Her passing brings sadness to relatives and friends who had learned to love 
euid respect her diiring the years she has resided in the comnunity. 

********** October 10, 1935 

August Sjoquist, pioneer resident and merchant in the Dwight community, passed away 
very suddenly Monday afternoon at his home following a heart attack. Funeral services 
were held from the home at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon. B\arial was in Fairview 
Cemetery. *******««* October 10, 1935 

MBS. EEWARD LABODA DIED SATUI^DAY 
Funeral Services Held in Great Bend Wednesday 

Funeral services were held at the Ev. Church in Great Bend on Wednesday for Mrs. 
Edward Laboda, pioneer woman, who came to Richland Coxmty in 1873. The services were 
conducted by Rev. Hoy and Rev. G. C. Thiele, before a church filled with mourners who 
came to pay their last earthly respects to a kind. Christian mother. 

Mrs. Edward Laboda (nee Stoltenow) was bom on May 14th, 1871, at Iron Ridge, WI., 
and died in her home near Great Bend, on October 13th, 1935, at the age of 64 years and 
5 months . She came with her parents to the Dakotas in 1873 and was converted and joined 
the Evangelical Church diiring the ministry of Rev. Arnold Oertil, at the age of 14 years 
and continued a faithf\il Christian through out her life. 

She was married to Nicholas Womer in 1889 and three children were bom to this union, 
Marie, now Mrs. George Heidener and Adolph and Rexiben. Her husband and infant son both 
passed away in 1893. After eight years she married Edwsird Laboda, April 5th, 1900, and 
this union was blessed with five children, Mrs. Walter Thiele, Mrs. Arlie Pratt, Orine 
and Robert, all of Great Bend. A daughter, Rosella, died in infancy. 

Mrs. Laboda was a loving wife and mother and a kind friend and neighbor. She was a 
life member of the vr. M. S. Her illness, which had a duration of nearly six months, was 
borne in a spirit of Christian patience. She leaves to mourn her depeurture her sorrowing 
husband, 8 children, three step-children, Mrs. J. Bechtel and Philip Womer, of Great Bend 
and Albert Womer of Fargo; also three brothers, Carl and Herman Stoltenow, of Great Bend 
William, of YaJcima, WA. , and one sister, Mrs. Paul Strubel, of Wahpeton, 16 grandchildren 
and a large group of relatives and friends. 

********** October 17, 1935 

A. J. INGERSON'S MOTHER DIED IN HXTTCHINSON 

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ingerson and daughter, Marilyn, departed Monday for Hutchinson, 
MN., being called by the death of Mr. Ingerson's mother, Mrs. C. A. Ingerson, who passed 
away Saturday, the cause of death being heart failure. 

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ATTENDS FUNERAL 

STILES Mr. euid Mrs. Jiilius Napravnick and daughter, Emily, of this comnvuiity and 

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Heley, of Lidgerwood left Tuesday for Lowry, MN., called by the death 
of their nephew, Robert Brosh, who died Monday at a Starbuck, MN., hospital, 

*»*•*•***» October 17, 11935 

ACADEMy BUILDER KILLED IN CRASH 

The following article telling of the death of T, H. Hunter, is taken from the Fargo 
Foruffi. Mr. Hunter had charge of the btoilding of the St. Francis Academy, and was well 
known throughout this community: 

"Thomas H. Hunter, 54, was killed when a Great Northern train hit his light truck 
at the Pinkam crossing two miles north of West Fargo Sunday afternoon. He was superinten- 
dent of the Fargo sewage disposal plant. He was on his way to his farm near Buffalo when 
a CCC special struck him. Mr. Hunter entered the employ of the T. F. Powers Company 28 
years ago and for the past ten years has been a member of the firm, serving as vice presi- 
dent at the time of his death. He was a prominent Mason. 

********** October 24, 1935 

MRS. SCHADNAMAN DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mrs. Mathilda Schaimaman, wife of Walter Schaunaman, who resides a 
few miles northwest of New Effington, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 14th, at her home. 
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Oletzke, Sr. , of Browns Valley, and was forty 
years of age at the t<mp of her death. Four children survive. Funeral services were held 
at the Lutheran Church last Friday. 

********** October 24, 1935 

FORMER CITIZEN DIED SUNDAY 
Mr. Frank Baker, former resident of Hankinson, passed away at the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital in Ereckenridge Sunday after an illness of several weeks. 

Funeral services were held at Breckenridge Tuesday. He leaves to mourn their loss 
one brother, Jacob Baker smd one sister, Mrs. Jacob Bom, of this city, who attended the 
funeral . 

He was employed as fireman at the St. Francis Hospital for 12 years and for the past 
5 years was employed at the Stratford Hotel in Breckenridge. 

********** October 31, 1935 

MRS. PRINDIVILLE DIED IN SISSETON FRIDAY EVE 

SISSETON COURIER Mxs . Mary M. Prindiville, who was bom on Christmas Eve, 1857, 

in Wisconsin, passed away Friday, Oct. 18th, in Sisseton. P^meral services were conduct- 
ed in the Presbyterian Church on Monday and burial made on the banks of the V7ild Rice Riv- 
er, five miles west of Wahpeton. Three sisters survive, among whom are Mrs. De Silvia, of 
Hankinson, and S. Murphy of Mantador. 

********** October 31, 1935 

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DEAD 
Mr. Carl Heller Died This Morning - Funeral Service Saturday 

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COUNTY'S LAST SURVIVOR OF CIVIL WAR. Came to Richland County 41 Years Ago 

Mr. Carl Heller, 88 years old, Richleind County's lone surviving member of the Civil 
War, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow, this morning at 3:30 
o'clock. Deceased had been etn invalid for about a year, being confined to his day hours 
in a wheel chair. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Great Bend. 

Carl Heller weis bom in Milwaiikee, WI. When a young lad he enlisted with the Union 
Army in Company H, 45 Regt. Wisconsin Infantry, and saw service during the Civil War. 

Following his Honorable Discharge from the union forces he went to Minnesota, later 
going to South Dakota, and forty-one ye2u:s ago came to Richljmd County where he settled 
on a fcirm, near Great Bend, and where he resided until he moved to make his home with his 
daughter . 

Svirviving to mourn their loss are six step-children: Gust Muehler, Henry Muehler, 
Mooreton; Mrs. Richard Bohn, Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Mrs. Herman J. Stoltenow of Great Bend 
and Mrs. Emelia Grob, of Fargo. 

His wife proceeded him in death about six years ago. 

********** November 7, 1935 

FORMAN. . . .The community was shocked Sunday morning when it learned that Rex Lutz, 
a well known Harlem Township farmer, had taken his own life. He was found hanging from 
a rafter in the bam on his father's feirm. 

********** November 7, 1935 

FORMER ROBERTS COUNTY SHERIFF DIED IN DENVER 

NEW EFFINGTON James McGee, former Sheriff of Roberts County and long time resident 

of Sisseton, passed away suddenly at Denver, CO., Tuesday night, following a paralytic 
stroke . 

McGee homesteaded in Hart Township and about 30 years ago retired and moved to Siss- 
eton. In 1916 he was elected as Sheriff and served four years. He later dealt in real 
estate and five years ago sold out and moved to Colorado. 

********** November 7, 1935 

FATHER OF MRS. HAMMOND DIED MONDAY MORNING 

Mrs. Wm. Hammond received word Monday morning that her father, Mj:. Michael Lipinski, 
of Little Falls, MN., had passed away that morning. The cause of death Weis heart trouble. 

Mrs. Hammond, who was with her daughter, Nancy, at the Breckenridge Hospital, left 
from there to attend the funeral which is being held this morning. 

Nancy Ann, the 13 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hammond is confined to the 
hospital due to a painful scald she received last Friday when she pulled a cup of coffee 
from the table, the hot fluid spilling over her neck and shoulder, causing a bad bum. She 
is getting along nicely at present, however. 

********** November 14, 19 35 

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MR. Q. HAIiET DIED NEAR FAIRMODNT SATURDAY 
Word was received Sat\arday that Mr. Q. Halet had passed away at his home a few miles 
west of Fairmount. He was ninety years and four months old at the time of his death. 

Funeral services were held at Fairmount on Tuesday at 9:30 from the Catholic Church. 

********** November 14, 19 35 

WHITE ROCK MAN DIED 
?fflITE ROCK.... Matt Paul, who moved to North Dakota from Minnesota in pioneer days, 
and later settled on a farm near here, where he resided until 1916, died in Orange, CA., 
according to word received here. The remains were brought to White Rock for burial. 

********** November 14, 19 35 

BROTHER OF MRS. AUGUST HEISER DIED FRIDAY 
Mrs. August Reiser, of this city, received word Friday that her brother, Kx. Edward 
Bartknecht, of Havcina, had passed away. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. He was 
81 years old. Mrs. Heiser was unable to attend the funeral wich was held Monday afternoon. 
Her daughters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. John Peitz and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz att- 
ended the funeral. ********** November 21, 19 35 

SARGENT PIONEER DEAD 
RUTLAND George H. Silvemail, Sargent County pioneer, passed away at his home 

north of Rutland on Nov. 8th. 

********** November 21, 1935 

ANTON GAUKLER SUCCUMBS 
LI DGEEWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held for Anton Gaukler, 79, in St. Boniface 
Catholic Church and burial was in the church cemetery. Mx. Gaukler died at 2:15 AM 
Saturday. Deceased operated a farm south of Lidgerwood xintil 15 years ago when he moved 
to Billhead, SD, later returning to make his home with his brother, Alois. 

********** November 21, 1935 

SISTER of MR. HUGO MACHEEL DIED at VEBLEN HOME 
Mr. Hugo Macheel received word Thursday of the death of his sister, Mrs. fJ.bert Weg- 
ener, of Veblen, SD. Mrs. Wegener had been in poor health for some time and suffered from. 
complications resulting from an attack of influenza. 

Mrs. Wagener, was a pioneer of Sargent County, where they resided until a few years 
ago, when they moved to South Dakota to make their home. Besides her husband she is sur- 
vived by thirteen children, all of whom attended the funeral except one who resides in CA. 

Those who attended the funeral from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Macheel, Mr. 
and Mrs. Leonard Polda, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause, Mrs. John Rahn and Mrs. Carl Albers. 

********** November 21, 1935 

MPS. VJM. IRVINE DIED 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Mjts. Ida D. Irvine, died Wednesday of last week in Scotts Bluff, ME., 
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Schmidt. F\aneral services were held at Lidgerwood. 
Mrs. Irvine was the widow of Mr. Wm. Irvine, pxiilisher of The Lidgerwood Monitor for many 
years. ********** November 28, 19 35 

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LIDGESWOOD DEATH 
Jake Bewer, farmer residing southwest of Lidgerwood, died at his home Wednesday, 
following a two years illness. 



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November 28, 1935 



Mrs. John Larson, of Newark, ND., came Monday from Red Wing, MN., where she had been 
to attend the fxineral of her mother, Mrs. Ben Ingman. She visited here until Tuesday as a 
guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs.. Wm. Kuehl, who took her to Newark that evening. 

********** November 28, 1935 

Word had been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Otto Gongle of Minneapolis, 

wife of Mr. Otto Gongle, who was employed by the Soo Line for many years and who is well 

known in Hankinson. ********** . ^ ^o -i^^ir 

********** November 28, 1935 

BROTHER OF WM. PADDEN DIED 
Wm. Padden received word Tuesday that his brother, Thomas Padden, died that morning. 
He died following an operation in a St. Paul Hospital. Mr. Padden went to attend the fun- 
eral. ********** December 5, 1935 

A funeral was held at the Hammer church for Mrs. Joe Fiegum, Saturday afternoon. 

********** December 5, 1935 

FATHER OF MRS. LOGERT BURIED ON MONDAY 

Mr. C. Schijmacher of Milnor, was buried in Mantador, Monday. He passed away at 
Fergus Falls hospital last Thursday. Mr. Schumacher was 72 years old and is the father 
of Mrs. Chcis. Lugart of Mantador. He was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery beside 
his wife, who preceeded him in death several years ago. Friends esctend sympathy to Mrs. 
Chas. Lugart and other members of the bereaved family. 

********** December 12, 1935 

FUNERAL FOR MR. PETER ROOB 

Ftineral services for Peter Roob, for more than 37 years, a resident of Richland 
County, were held from the St. Phillip's Catholic Church here on Monday morning with Pev. 
Studnicka officiating. Interment was in the Hankinson Cemetery. 

Death came to Mr. Roob following an operation performed in Minneapolis on Nov. 6th. 
He had been suffering ill health since last spring, going to Minneapolis this fall to seek 
medical aid. Following the operation he returned to his home for Thanksgiving and died 
there Friday morning. 

Peter Roob was bom in Belgivmi, WI., February 18th, 1872, coming to North Dakota 37 
years ago. He first worked for Pete Dahl, then bought a farm ten miles south of Hankinson 
where he lived for three years, having been married in 1901 to Anne Kline at Holy Cross, WI. 
After three years on that farm, the 'family moved to Greendale Township where they have res- 
ided since except for a time from 1919 to 1923 when they lived in Wahpeton. 

Left to mourn his passing are his wife emd two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Alfred 
Renelt of White Rock, and Mrs. John Wilm at home. Ambrose Peter, a son, lives at Hankin- 
son and the other son, Joseph, is at home. Five grandchildren survive and five brothers 

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and six sisters . 

Pallbearers were old friends and neighbors of the deceased. They were: Paul and 

Mike Kinn, Paul Witte, Ted and Joe Bimbaum and Math Schiltz. 

The large number of friends who attended the funeral showed the high esteem in which 
Mr. Roob was held. •««***«*«* December 12, 19 35 

SHERMAN ROLIE, FORMER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY 

Sherman Rolie, 24, Havana, " passed away at the Britton Hospital Wednesday morning 
about 4 o'clock, death being due to hemorrhage of the brain. 

He had been clerking in the Chris Weber General Store in Havana for the past seven 
or eight years , amd on returning home at noon on Monday was taken ill . 

Sherman Deiniel Rolie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rolie, wais born in Hankinson, 
ND., Feb. 16, 1911, and moved to Havana with his parents about twelve years ago. 

Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church in Havana Friday afternoon. 

********** December 19, 1935 

FUNERAL HELD FOR EMIL A. PETRI CH 

Emil Albert Petrich, resident of the south community since 1910, died at the home 
of his son near Rosholt Saturday, following tv7o years of failing health, which became 
critical three weeks ago, and since then he was confined to his bed. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the local Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. 
Klausler conducting the services. Pall bearers were grandchildren of the deceased. 

Emil Albert Petrich was bom on June 18th, 1851, at Providence Posen, Germany. 

In 1875 he was imited in marriage with Matilda Wentland. To this union fo\ir child- 
ren were bom, one dying in infancy. 

In 1881 he, with his family, immigrated to the United States and settled near Varna, 
IL. In 1882, his wife passed away leaving him and the three boys, Rinehart, Paul and 
Ralph. He was married to Caroline Krause in 1883. To this union eight children were 
bom, five boys and three girls. One boy died in infancy and a girl Elsie, at the age 
of 3 years. In 1899 he moved to Iowa, living there until 1910, when he moved south of 
Hankinson, ND., where he has made his home since. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, two daughters and seven sons, Rinehart of 
Varna, IL.; Paul of Pocatella, ID.; Ralph of Hartley, lA. ; Tena, Mrs. Wm. Wackerbarth, of 
Melvin, LA.; Fred of Sanborn, lA. , Ed and John of Rosholt, SD,; Adolph of Hankinson, ND., 
and Alma, Mrs. Eric Petrich of Sheldon, lA. 

t'x. Petrich was a kind, loving husband eind father, ever thoughtful of his children 
for whom he woxiLd give his all, cind was ever ready to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor. 

********** December 19, 19 35 

MILNOR. .. .Gilbert Thompson, Hall Township farmer, in Sargent County for 53 years, 

died last week. ********** . ,_ 

********** December 19, 1935 

CAKES.... Wm. Oesch, 37 years old, was arrested by a posse, and is charged with 

murdering his father-in-law, Henry Kaphingst, Coimty Commissioner of Dickey County. 

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Oesch was fotmd hiding in a bam. 

********** December 19, 1935 

LIDGEEWOOD. . . .Ftmeral services were held Satiirday for Andrew Trimner, resident of 
Richland County since 1900, who died in the St. Francis Hospital. His wife and five 
children siirvive. 



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December 19, 1935 



Dr. and Mrs. Tillisch departed today (Thursday) for New Ulm, MN,, to attend the 
funeral of the latter 's brother-in-law, Mr. R. Frenzel, who passed away on Tuesday. The 
funeral will be held Friday afternoon. 

********** December 19, 1935 

BLIZZARD TAKES TWO LIVES 
A blizz2u:d, which came up suddenly at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening amd swept over 
North Dakota, caused two deaths in the state and mciny cases of frostbite to citizens 
marooned along highways. 

John W. Goodman, representative of the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation, froze 
to death near Fredonia, after his caur stalled. Mr. Goodman is known in Hankinson, where 
he spent a few days in October checking the Lincoln State Bank. Re was a former Leonard, 
ND. banker. 

Paul Antonowitz, farmer of Fried, ND. , died when lost near his home, and his wife 
suffered frozen hands and feet. 

A large number of travelers in this community were stalled with their cars in the 
snow, but no casulties of serious consequences resulted. 

********** December 26, 19 35 

CLAIRE CITY MAN KILLS SELF 
Ben Vollmers, aged Claire City resident, took his own life by hanging, Sunday morn- 
ing. His body was found suspended from a rafter in the hen house a short time after the 
family returned from attending church services. He left a note stating he was tired of 
life and designating the cemetery in which he desired to be buried. He was in his 8Cth 
year. Mr. Vollmers had been one of Claire City's most highly respected citizens for 
many years. For some time past his health has not been good, causing his despondency. 

********** December 26, 1935 

REV. CORDT'S FATHER DIED 
Rev. and Mrs. Cordts left for Naper, NE., Tuesday, to be present at the funeral 
of the former's father who passed away Saturday night. 

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19 3 6 

FORMER GOVERNOR DIED WEDNESDAY 
Roger Allin Saved State During Panic Years Following 1893 
Roger Allin, foiirth governor of North Dakota, died at 6:15 PM. , Wednesday, in his 
Park River, ND. home. Complications due to old age caused his death. He was 87 years old. 
Mr. Allin served as chief executive of North Dakota in 1895 and 1896, following the 

panic of 1893. 

Far sighted to an extreme, in fact so much so, that it cost him a desired re-elect- 
ion to the governorship. Mr. Allin gained for himself, no little fame through the cutting 
off of appropriations made by the legislature which convened following the great panic of 
189 3 so that the state might regain a semblance of financial stability. 

*******•*« Jeinuary 2, 1936 

BELFORD Rev. Cordts returned home from Boone, lA. , Thursday, where he attended 

the fimeral of his father. 

********** January 2, 1936 

KAPHINGST KILLER GETS LIFE 

OAKES .William Oesch, confessed slayer of County Commissioner Henry Kaphingst, 

was taken before Judge Hutchinson at LaMoore last Satvirday and sentenced to life impri- 
sonment in the State Penitentiary. It was specififed he should have hard labor. Prev- 
ious to being taken before the Judge, Oesch had expressed a wish for electrocution, prob- 
ably knowing such sentence cannot be meted out in North Dakota. He is now at Bismarck 
and that chapter of one of Dickey County's worst murders is closed. 

********** January 2, 19 36 

JUDGE SENTENCES 

SISSETON Judge Babcock sentenced Rollie Long to ten years in the penitentiary 

for killing Fred Hemenway. Long claimed he did't know the gun was loaded. Babcok also 
sentenced Alberl: Krone to five years in the pen for stealing two overcoats from Stavig 
Bros, store. ********** January 2, 1936 

FORMER ENDERLIN RAIL WORKER DIES IN WEST 

KINOT, ND. Welcome A. Beardsley, 54, former Soo Line engineer and Minot resident 

for 20 years, died Monday at Tucson, AZ., where he had been since July because of tuber- 
culosis. He lived at Kenmare and Enderlin before coming to Minot. His wife and a daugh- 
ter. Hazel, survive. ********** January 9, 1936 

The community was again startled Thursday afternoon when the sad news reached here 
that Nicholas Sand had died suddenly at the hospital in Breckenridge . Only a few days 
previous, he was in town and seemed to be in his usual health, altho he had not been very 
rugged since the time he was kicked by a horse, some years ago. 

********** January 9, 19 36 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Wirtz, Matt Hentz, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gabbert were among the rel- 

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atives from here who attended the funeral of their uncle. Matt Sand at Rosholt, Tuesday 
morning. ********** January 9, 1936 

JOHN GOODMAN BURIED 

SHELDON. . ..The body of John W. Goodman, representative of the Federal Deposit Ins- 
urance Corporation, who met a tragic death from freezing while on his way to Sheldon to 
spend Christmas with his mother, Wcis brought to Sheldon last Friday evening from Edgeley 
and funeral services were conducted Satvirday afternoon by Rev. R. C. Crouch of Moorhead. 

The Masons had charge of the services and the Masonic ritualistic rites v;ere con- 
ducted at the church by J. J. Flatt. 

********** Jjinuary 9, 1936 

ROBERT EARTLEBEN DIED MONDAY 
Funeral Was Held on Thursday at 2:00 From Evangelical Church 
Death removed a prominent citizen of this community, when Mr. Robert Hartleben, liv- 
ing northwest of this city, passed away Sunday in the Breckenridge Hospital following an 
operation for appendicitis. Mr. Hartleben was taken ill Wednesday, and the day following 
was removed to the hospital where he underwent an operation for a ruptured appendix the 
same afternoon. His illness was so critical that the Angel of Death called him home 
Sunday, at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 15 days. 

Deceased was one of the leading citizens of this community, industrious and able 
man, ajid one of whose advice always proved beneficial to his neighbors. His death is a 
sad shock to the entire community. 

Robert Hartleben was bom in Demmin, Pommeran, Germany, on March 28th, 1870, and 
came to America in March, 1893. He was married to Emilia Fiebelkom, who passed away in 
Augxist of 1904, six children surviving. He was united in holy matrimony to Emmy Holler 
on Aug. 12th, 1906, and together they met the trial and tribulations of the Dakota pion- 
eers, succesfully, and reaured a fine family to honor their memory. 

Surviving to motirn their loss are: his faithful wife and fifteen children: Mrs. 
Minna Korth, Arthur, Bertha, Richard, Mrs. Elsie LeClair, Emilie, Robert, Rudolph, Mrs. 
Erna Rossum, Mrs. Elfrieda Enander, Hilma, Walter, Gertrude, Dorothy, Norbert and four 
sisters, Mrs. Emma Roeder, of Hcinkinson,ND. , Mrs. Ida Hacker, Germany, Mrs. Anna West- 
phal, Germany, and Mrs. Ernst Borgwcirdt, Germany. 

Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Evangelical Church, of 
which he was a faithful member, at 2 o'clock, being preceeded by a service at the home. 

********** January 16, 1936 

SOC ENGINEER DIED IN CALIFORNIA CRASH 

E^DERLIN. .. .Steve Douglas, 71, retired Soo Line locomotive engineer, was instantly 
killed in Scin Bernardino, CA., at 8 PM Tuesday, a victim of an automobile accident. 

A message bearing this news was received at the Soo Line offices here yesterday 
morning but did not give any fiirther details of the accident. 

Mr. Douglas came to Enderlin about 45 years ago and during most of this time had 
been employed by the Soo Line. His record in the Soo Line offices lists him as a loco- 

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motive engineer since April 3rd, 1898. He retired from the service of the company on 
J^ril 5th, 1935, and was pensioned last August. 

********** JeUiuary 15, 1936 

BELFORD Sad news received here Saturday, stated that Mr. Otto Lelm of Turtle Lake 

passed away at a Minot Hospital, late that evening. He is the father of Mrs. Vlalter Krause 
aind Eddie Lelm of Hankinson. Mr. Eddie Lelm left to be present at the funeral which was 
held v:ednesday. -**••****** January 16, 19 36 

COAL PIONEER DEAD 
MINOT .... Elmer M. Trxisuc, pioneer in the modem development of strip coal mining in 
North Dakota and a prominent figure in the lignite industry, died early Friday morning at 
Evanston, IL. , where he had lain ill for two weeks following a heart attack. 

********** January 16 , 19 36 

EMPTY GUN BROUGHT PRISOJ 
Recently Rollie Long, 40 year old resident of Waubay, SD. , pointed what he believed 
to be an enpty gun at a friend. The man weis wrong and his friend died. Last week Long 
was sentenced to ten years in prison for that IdLlling, which was claimed as purely accid- 
ental. ********** Janviary 16, 19 36 

BLISTER KILLS YOUTH 
At New Rockford, Howard Ritchie went skating. Shoes made a blister on one heel and 
little was thought of it. Infection set in the blister and poison went through his system 
and the 14 year old boy died as a result of that seemingly trivial thing. 

********** January 16, 1936 

Mrs. Frank Steckel and son, returned on Monday from Rhinelander, WI., where they 
attended the funereil of Mrs. Steckel' s father, who passed away after a year's illness. 

********** January 16, 1936 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF GIRL FROZEN TO DEATH NEAR SISSETON, S. D. 
LeRoy Justice left last Friday to attend the frmeral of Miss Virginia Carlson, held 
at Browns Valley. Miss Carlson, with her brother, Clem, were retiiming home from Peever, 
when their car stalled in a snow drift three miles from Sisseton, SD, and died from monox- 
ide poisoning when they continued to run the motor in order to keep warm. Emily Miller, 
also of Browns Valley, with them in the car, is recovering from the effects of the poison- 
ing. Mr. Justice operates an electric shop at Green's Garage here. 

********** January 23, 1936 

ROSHOLT LAD KILI£D WHILE HUNTING 
ROSHOLT . . . . The 20 year old son of Orrin Mattsen, who lives about four miles from 
Rosholt, was accidently shot by a .22 calibre rifle last Thursday afternoon, when he 
accompcinied another boy on a rcibbit h\int. Mattsen had stopped to rest and placed the 
gun on a rock, when the gun slipped and the trigger was pulled, the bullet discharged, 
entered his side and lodged in his breast. 

He was rushed to Wheaton where four physicians held a consultation. He passed away 

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the following morning. 

The boys were about a mile from a farm and Mattson's companion left him lying in 
the snow after he found it impossible to carry him that distance. Arriving at the farm 
he found no one at home and had to walk to the next farm for help, a team was secured 
and the injtired lad was taken to his home, and was later moved to Wheaton. 

Funeral services were held at Rosholt and burial was in the Cemetery at that place. 

.********** January 23, 1936 

VINTON G. PATOE DIED OF HEART AILMENT 
MINNEAPOLIS. . ..Acting as a pallbearer made Vinton G. Payne, 61, of 623 Thirty-sev- 
enth Avenue Northeast, "a little tired" Tuesday. He said so on his way home from the 
cemetery. As he stepped from a car on Central Avenue near Twentieth Avenue he toppled over. 
Friends rushed to his side. He was dead. A heart attack caused his sudden death, physic- 
ians said. He had been a pallbearer for Robert Ludford, 2630 Lincoln Street Northeast. 
Deceased is a brother of A. C. Payne of HeuJdLnson. 

********** January 23, 1936 

BROWNS VALLEY EDITOR DIES OF HEART ATTACK 
Philo Phelan, editor of The Valley News, at Browns Valley, was found dead in bed 
Sunday morning. Doctors promounced death due to a heart attack which struck him during 
the night and proved fatal without members of the family being present. 

********** January 23, 19 36 

LIEUTENANT KILLED 

OAKES To Lieutenant Rudolph Green, 23, of Jamestown, fell the misfortune of 

being the first man killed through a car accident in North Dakota in 1936. On a slippery 
road near Eldridge his car went into the ditch last week, Thursday. He died on Saturday. 

********** January 23, 1936 

HERMAN THIEL DIED 
Mr. Herman Thiel, of Antelope Township, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Lena Faust of this 
city, passed away Sunday night at 8 o'clock at a Fcirgo hospital. 

********** January 23, 1936 

MATHIAS BERNARD LAID TO REST SATURDAY 
Solemn Requiem High Mass was conducted from the St. John's Catholic Church at Wah- 
peton for Mathias Bernard, Tyler, last Sattirday morning at 10 o'clock. 

At the age of 20 he came to North Dakota, making his home at Wahpeton. On leaving 
VJahpeton, Mr. Bernard took up a homestead eight miles west and one mile north of Faimount 
and there resided with his family until 1903, when he moved to Tyler. 

********** January 30, 1936 

SOLDIER'S BODY WILL BE BROUGHT HOME 

ENDERLIN .Seventeen years after he fell in action in France, killed by an enemy 

bullet, Corp. Lynn E. Spiering is coming home. 

His body has been discovered after remaining hidden in the earth since July 20, 1918. 
He was lost in action in the battle of Soissons in northern France. Today the American Leg- 

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ion Post at Hillsboro beeirs his name . 

Stranger than fiction is the story laden with drama and pathos of Corporal Spiering. 
His mother, Mrs. Maggie Spiering, who gave three sons to the cause, two returning alive, 
has been informed by an official government communication that the remains were unearthed 
Nov. 16th, 1935. They were discovered in a trench along National Road No. 2, Coiranims of 
Courmelles, Department of the Alsne. 

The body will be returned home probably in six weeks to two months for burial. 

*»•**»**** Janxiary 30, 1936 

DAUGHTER DIED 

Cyril Murphy received the sad news that his infant daughter had passed away at the 

home of her grandmother at Bliiisdell, ND. Friends sympathize with the yotmg couple in 

their bereavement, 

********** January 30, 1936 

JOE BENSON, PIONEER DIED SUNDAY 

Mr. Joe Benson, pioneer farmer of the State Line community, passed away at his home 
Sunday morning, following ein illness of pneumonia. 

Funeral services were held this morning at the New Effington Catholic Church, Fr. 
Engelhart, conducted the services. Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Fred Besik, of 
Hankinson. ********** February 6, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. JOHN WORNER 
Prominent Wheat Business Man Died Thursday - Richland County Pioneer 

John Womer, former resident of Richland County, and a prominent VJheaton businessman, 
died Thursday, Jan. 30th, at his home following several months' illness. Mr. Werner's 
death came suddenly. He had brought a pair of overshoes from outside, and as he placed 
them in the ho\ise, he was mortally stricken. 

Funerail services were held Sunday at the Evangelical Church in Great Bend following 
a short service at Wheaton. Six sons were pallbearers and grandchildren acted as flower 
bezirers . 

John Womer was bom in Germamy in 1859. He immigrated to America with his parents 
when a boy, and the fcimily settled on a farm near Kewaskum, WI. His mother passed away 
when John was ten years of age. Later, his father remarried, and the family came to Rich- 
land Coiinty, settling en what is now the townsite of Great Bend, in 1874, where John grew 
to manhood. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Ziegelman, and they settled on a farm just 
northeast of Great Bend. Later, he retired from farm life cind conducted a hardware business 
and at the time of his death he conducted a prosperous firm. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his faithful wife, ernd six sons, Ed, Art and Reu- 
ben of Wheaton; John and Harry of Minneapolis, smd Arnold of Lidgerwood. One son preceed- 
ed him in death. Two brothers, Fred Womer of Hankinson, emd George Womer of Great Bend, 
also survive. ********* * February 6, 1936 

WHITE ROCK LADY BURNED TO DEATH 
Caught in Falling Debris When She Attempted to Rescue Valuables 

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WHITE ROCK, SD., Feb. 3rd.... Mrs. F. B. Gannon was burned to death in a fire which 
constaned her husband's farm home near here at 6:30 AM., Monday. She and her husband and 
two children had escaped the burning building but she went back into the flames, after 
valuables . 

She never came out and the raging blaze prevented rescue. After the place had 
burned to the ground, her charred body was recovered. 

An overheated stove is blamed for the fire. Her husband, two sons and a daughter, 
Evelyn, attending school at Watertown, survive. 

********** February 6, 1936 

KETDENS FROM FUNERAL OF MRS. PATRICK FALLON 

Mrs. James Fzdlon returned Thursday last from Minneapolis, where she wjis called by 
the serious illness and death of her sister, Mrs. Patrick Fallon, who passed away on Mon- 
day morning, following a cerebral hemorrhage, which she suffered on Friday, as told in 
last week's NEWS. 

The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Basilica of St. Mary. 
Burial was made at the St. Mary's Cemetery. Mrs. Patrick Fallon came to North Dakota in 
1889, and in May, 1893, was married. With her husband she came to Elma Township in the 
'90's, and resided there until 1919 when she moved, with her husband, to Minneapolis. 

She is s\irvived by her husband and four daughters. Sister Theresa Ann, Grand Forks, 
her twin sister, Mary, Ruth and Mrs. C2url J. Hartwig and two step-sons. 

Among the earliest pioneers the Fallons were honored and respected throughout the 

entire community, deceased being an honorary member of the Richland County Old Settlers 

Association. i.****.^^^.** _^ ,,««, 

********** February 6, 1936 

JOHNSON HOME 
HAMMER. . ..Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Johnson returned last Thijrsday evening from their trip 
to Bellingham, WA., where they attended the last rites for Knute Sondmore, brother of Mrs. 
A. O. Johnson. While at Bellingham they visited with Rev. and Mrs. Iverson, the latter 
at one time, a former pastor of the Ferkingstad Church north of town. 

********** Februeiry 6, 1936 

LIDGEFWOOD.'. .Fimeral services were held this week for W. B. Mathews, who died in 
Rochester. Mr. Mathews was a former Lidgerwood resident and member of the Masonic Lodge, 
Masonic rites were conducted. 

********** February 6, 1936 

DEATH COMES TO YODNG LADY 
Funeral Held Wednesday For Miss Dora Pankow - 111 Ten Weeks 
Funeral services were held yesterday for Miss Dora Pankow, who passed away Monday 
at 10 AM., following ten weeks' illness of rheumatism. Brain fever was the immediate 
cause of death. Services were conducted in the Immanuel Evangelical Church, Rev. J. H. 
Meier conducting the services . 

Dora Pankow was bom Feb. 10th, 1909, and cill of her life was spent in this, her 
home community. She was always in good health until stricken by inflamatory rheimiatism 

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just before Christinas, and news of her untimely death brings poignant sorrow to the comm- 
unity. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her parents, Mr. smd Mrs. Edwin Pankow; brothers 
and sister; Gerhardt, Norman and Adrian. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julixis Roeder and 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bellin, also survive. 

********** February 13, 1936 

FEED -STEIN DIED OF HEART FAILUPE 
Death Comes Suddenly While Walking Over Snow Drift to Home 
Fred Stein, 65 yeeirs old, pioneer fanner of De Villo Township, passed away Wednesday 
morning at 10 o'clock, death being due to a heart attack. Mr. Stein had been attending to 
his usual duties about the farm and was walking from the bam to the house when stricken. 
Life had fled when he was taken into the house. Apparently in good health, his demise 
comes as a severe shock to relatives eaid friends. 

Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church in this city, on Saturday or 
Sunday. Surviving are his wife and seven grown children, Robert, at Dolan, MN., Louis, 
in Oshkosh, WI., ^'einhcird in Wahpeton, Mrs. Matilda Schroeder and Mrs. Nora Schroeder, of 
Wahpeton; Bernice Zentgraf, of Tyler and Edna and Herbert at home. 

********** February 13, 1936 

HERMAN KRIESER CALLED TO REST 
WYNDMERE. . . .Hermcin Carl Krieser was bom June 7th at Cowperstown, WI. As a boy he 
caune with his parents, brothers and sisters and located near Lidgerwood. The last two 
yeaurs he has been sickly and finally went to the Wahpeton Hospital where he passed away. 

Funeral services were held from the faxm home a few miles from Lidgerwood, where 
he has lived for many yeaxs . 

********** February 13, 1936 

RDSHOLT REVIEW. .. .Mr. cind Mrs. David Hjalmer, of St. Paul, eind John Hjalmer, of 
Kansas City, arrived Wednesday to attend the funeral of their father. They returned to 
their homes Friday. ********** February 13, 19 36 

ROSHOLT REVIEW. .. .Mrs. Will Jeurl received a message Tuesday morning that "her father 
had passed away at his home in Wheaton. Fvineral services were held at the Mission Church, 
Friday PM. Mr. Swamson was an old pioneer of Ttaverse County and 95 years old at the time 
of his death. ********** February 13, 19 36 

WALCOTT PIONEER DIES ON FRIDAY 

WALCOTT Peter R. Thue, 76, who homesteaded near Walcott before North Dakota became 

a state, died at his farm home at 3 AM., Friday from the effects of a stroke suffered two 
years ago . 

He was bom August 5th, 1859 in Norway and came to this coimtry aibout 21 years old, 
locating on the farm which had since been his home. He helped found the Walcott Lutheran 
Church more thcin 50 years ago, and also served as its secretery until ill health overtook 
him two years ago. ********** February 13, 1936 

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FRANK HOHENSTEBN DIED WEDNESDAY 
Came to Richleind County in 1880 - Ftmeral in Belford Chiirch Sxmday 

Frank Hchenstem, resident of Richland County since 1880, died at the fcirm home 
near Mantador, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, death following a stroke he suffered 
Monday . 

Ftineral services will be held in the Belford Church Sunday afternoon, following a 
service at the home at 1 o'clock^ Rev. Cordts conducting the services. 

Frank Hohenstem wsis bom in Iron Ridge, WI., in 1878, and two years later came to 
Richland County, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hohenstem, where they homesteaded 
just south of Mantador. 

In 1916 he was xmited in marriage to Miss Bertha Hinkel, at the Belford Ch\irch, Rev. 
Hilgendorf conducting the ceremony. To this union seven children were bom, six sons, 
and one daughter. His entire life was spent on the home place, where he helped to develop 
a fine faunn home. He took an Lisportant. part in the affairs of the community, and his 
untimely death is a severe shock to relatives and friends. 

Surviving to movirn their loss eire his faithful wife, six sons, Elmer, Donald, Ed- 
mund, Earl, Victor, and Harry, and one daughter, Edline. One brother. Otto, and six sis- 
ters, Mrs. Bertha Steinwehr, Mrs. Anna Tiegs, Belford; Mrs. W. H. Witt, of Wahpeton; Mrs. 
Frank Schroeder, St. Paul; Mrs. Martha Brosowski of Barney and Mrs. Alma Becker, of Calif- 
ornia, also survive. 

********** February 20, 1936 

SISTER OF MRS. L. E. ALDRICH DIED 
Mrs. L. E. Aldrich departed Tuesday morning for Mason City, lA. , in response to a 
message that her sister, Mrs. Lois Collins, had passed away. 

********** February 27, 1936 

The three months old daughter of Mr. eind Mrs. Howcird Kelsey, of Sheridan, Wyoming, 
died Feb. 21st, from pneumonia, according to word received by it's grandpcirents , Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred Womer. 



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Febrxiary 27, 1936 



GRANDMA LANG DIED THURSDAY 
A report received in Hankinson conveys news of the death of Fredricka "Grandma" 
Lang, who passed away in Wisconsin Thursday of last week at the age of 94 yeeirs. 

Deceased was the mother of Mrs. J. R. Jones, Jr., of this city, with whom she 
made her home for eight yeaxs. The last two years of her life were spent in Milwaukee, 
WI., where funeral services were held Monday. Mrs. Jones was unable to attend because 
of illness. Deceased was bom in Germcmy. Surviving to mourn their loss are three dau- 
ghters. ********** March 5, 1936 

MRS. SIEVERT OSTBY DIED SATURDAY 
Funeral Held at Old Vernon Church Yesterday - Rev. Falk Officiates 
Mrs. Sievert Ostby, resident of the State Line community for many years but of late 
residing eight miles south of Hammer, passed away at the Sisseton Hospital, Saturday mom- 

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ing, at 12:30 o'clock. Death following several days illness, which began with a slight 
stroke . 

Funeral services were held at the Old Vernon Chtirch, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Falk 
conducting the services to a church filled with mourners who had come to pay their last 
respects to a kind and loving mother and friend. 

Mrs. Sievert Ostby (nee Bladow) was bom in Elroy, WI., on Dec. 28, 1895, and when 
a child in arms came with her parents to this community. She was married to Kr. Robert 
Nexnnan, and to this union three children were bom, two preceeding her in death. After 
a short married life her husband passed away. In 1915 she was united in marriage to Mr. 
Sievert Ostby, and to this union twelve children were bom. 

Surviving to mourn their loss cure: her husband and thirteen children: Mrs. Marvin 
Poors, who is in the Manatxoska Valley, in Alaska; Mrs. Emil Aadland, Claire City, SD.; 
Norman, Gladys, Grace, Hazel, Elmer, Lionia, Gyreine, Arlo, Mavis, Melvin and Lila Mae, 
cill at home. Nine brothers and sisters sxirvive: Mrs. Wm. Bemdt, Radison, Sask., Canada; 
Harry, of Ladysmith, WI.; Mrs. L. M. McMorrow, and Mrs. E. Hilseth, of So. St. Paul; 
Edwin, Meinhart, Rudolph, and Mrs. Aug. Kuehl, of Hcinkinson, also her half-sister and 
brothers, William, of Hankinson, Gust of Claire City, Fred, in Canada and Eva, of Brit- 
ish Columbia, and her mother, Mrs. Herman Bladow. 

********** Mcirch 5, 1936 

HOHABD, SON OF MR. AND MRS. CARL KRADSE DIES 
Word was received here this week of the death of Howard Krause, 15 year old son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kraiise, of Wadena, MN. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. The 
Krauses are well known here having made their home here for many yecirs, Mr. Krause being 
the proprietor of the Rexall Drug Store. 

********** March 5, 1936 

SON OF BERT DRENNEN KILLS SELF 
John Drennen, Who Made Hsinkinson His Home, Shoots Three Women 

The following article taken from the Fargo Forum tells of the suicide of John, son 
of Bert Drennen, former mauLl clerk, who made Hankinson his home prior to moving to Bis- 
marck. Mr. Drennen left this city following the World War. 

BISMARCK, ND., March 4.... John Drennen, of Bismarck, rejected suitor, shot cind 
wounded three women and then killed himself here early Wednesday. 

Dennen walked into the home of Mrs. Appolonia Baker shortly after midnight, police 
said, and after an exchange of words, wipped out a .32 caliber pistol and shot Mrs. Baker 
cind her two daughters, Agnes, 19, and Betty, 13. Without complications, all will recover, 
attending physicians said. 

Policeman Earl Schiltz said John Baker, son and brother of the wounded trio, declared 
the shooting resulted from "unrequitted love." 

Leaving the wounded women, Drennen ran to the apartment he shared with his brother 
2md shot himself. 

When John left to take his girl friend home following a private party at the Baker 

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home, Dennen walked into the hoiise, declaring he had a letter for Agnes. She ordered 
him to leave and mail the letter in the post office. 

As she attempted to push him out, Drennen drew a pistol and Mrs. Baker was shot 
when she tried to shield her daughters. 

The Drennen suicide was the second here in three days with unrequitted love declared 
the motive in both instances. 

Lake Monday, Clarence Lyerla, 33 year old civilian bookkeeper at Ft. Lincoln, took 
his life by poisoning. 

********** March 5, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. WM. KNAAK 
Death Due to Pneumonia Following Surgical Operation 

William Knaak, prominent farmer living west of town, passed away on March 6th at 
2 AM., at a Fargo hospital where he \mderwent an operation March 2nd. Mr. Knaak was 
taken ill two weeks ago, and on February 29th was removed to Fargo for treatment, which 
proved of no avail eind the cord of life was snapped Friday. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the local Lutherem Church to which Mr. Knaak 
had transferred his membership from the Belford Church 20 years ago. Rev. Klausler con- 
ducted the services before a huge throng of motimers who came to pay their last respects 
to a fine upright character, honest, sincere, a kind husband and dutiful father, whose 
death is a severe shock to relatives and friends. 

William Ceu:l Kneiak was bom June 8th, 1876, at Mayville, WI., and came to North Dak- 
ota at an early age. On Oct. 9th, 1900, he was united in marriage to Miss Ella Krueger, 
of Belford, Rev. R. Hilgendorf conducting the ceremony. Shortly after their marriage he 
moved to the farm three miles west of town, where he has since made his home. Five 
children blessed the home, two of whom peissed away in infauicy. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his faithftol wife and one son, Theodore; two 
daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Myrtle) Roeder, and Mrs. Peter (Gladys) Mumm, of Lidgerwood, and 
four grandchildren. Also four brothers residing in Wisconsin cind Minnesota, and one 
sister, Mrs. Charles Buckhouse, of Hankinson. 

********** March 12, 1936 

RICHLAND PIONEER IS LAID TO REST 

John Beling, resident of Richland County for many years, was found dead on the floor 
beside his bed at the Fraink Lvibenow home in Great Bend vicinity Sunday morning. Death is 
believed to have been due to a heart attack. 

Mr. Beling, who was about 67 yeeurs old, had retired early Sattirday evening but had 
not complained of einy illness . When he failed to come downstairs Sunday morning Mr . Lube- 
now went to his room and found him stretched lifeless on the floor, apparently having 
fallen out of bed. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Evangelical Church, Rev. W. 
Hay officiating. The pallbearers were his six nephews. 

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Mr. Beling was bom on September 13th, 1868, at Iron Ridge, WI. He came to North 
Dakota in 1872 with his parents, being one of the earliest arrivals in Richland Cotinty. 
He is siirvived by two sisters, Mrs. Paul Popp of Center Tcjwnship and Mrs. Augtist 
Griepentrog, of Great Bend, and a brother, William Beling, of Great Bend vicinity. He 
was unmarried and made his home with his relatives in the county; he had been staying at 
the L\:benow farm for a short time when death occurred. He was a cousin of Frank Lubenow. 

********** March 12, 19 36 

MRS. AUGUST JOHNSON DIED WEDNESDAY 
Resided in State Line Community Many Years - Funeral Sunday 
Mrs. August Johnson, died Wednesday morning at her home in this city following a 
two week's illness. 

Fimeiral services will be held Sunday, but complete details had not been decided 
upon at noon today. 

Hannah Pherson immigrated to the United States from Sweden and following her marr- 
iage settled on a farm in South Dakota, 14 miles south of Hankinson. There she made her 
home until 1918 •..•hen she moved to a farm across the line in North Dakota. In September 
of 1934 she moved to HanJcinson, where she had since resided. 

Surviving are her husbcind and four daughters, Mrs. Tracy Mesner, Seattle, WA.; 
Mrs. Helmuth Henke, New Effington; Mrs. John Hiaricha, New Effington; Ethel at home; and 
eight sons, Selmer, Bagley, MN.; Oscar, Sisseton; Walter, Hankinson; Archie of Isabel, 
SD.; Raymond eind Clarence of Reardon, WA.; Lawrence and Edward at home. 

*♦******♦* March 12, 1936 

BABY SUFFOCATES 
When Mr. and Mrs. Anton Odegard of the Forman section awoke last week their six 
weeks old baby had suffocated, the heavy blankets having covered its head. 

********** March 12, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR WILLIAM WITT 
Death Followed Operation - Nephew Erick Witt Passed Away Same Day in Wise. 
William Witt, respected and greatly admired citizen of Hankinson since 1900, passed 
away at the Breckenridge hospital Monday, death following an operation he underwent the 
proceeding Tuesday. 

Funeral services were held from the Lutheran Church today (Thursday) Rev. J. P. 
Klausler conducting the services, before a church filled with mourners for a man who had 
endeared himself to our people during his many years residence here. 

Pallbearers were: Charles Jasmer, Wm. Vedder, Wm. J. Medenwaldt, Theo. Bladow, Wm. 
Grawe and M. A. Wipperman. Burial was made in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Belford 
beside his parents, wife eind brother. 

Willicun Witt was bom July 15th, 1858 in Pommerainia, Germany. He came to America in 
1883 and for a short time worked in Milwaukee and then came to North Dakota, where he se- 
cured en^loyment on farms. Later he began farming for himself on the banks of the Wild 
Rice Pdver in Brandenburg Township, northeast of Hankinson. Here he was married to Miss 

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Wilhelmine Tews, sister of Mrs. August Hoefs. In 1900 they moved to Hankinson, his wife 
passing away seven years later. His mother made her home with him until 1927, since 
vrtiich time he has lived alone. 

Surviving are his two brothers, Paul in Milwaukee, WI., and Erick, on the old home- 
stead in Brandenburg and one sister, Mrs. Anna Fricke, of Milnor, ND. 

********** Mcurch 19, 1936 

ALFPED WITT 
Alfred Witt, 28, passed away at the Bethseda Lutheran Home in Watertown, WI, Monday 
from, an attack of pnevnnonia. When 14 years old he was rendered con^letely helpless from 
a peculiar malady, and was removed to the Lutheran Institution in 1922. The remains were 
brought to Hankinson, and funeral services will be held at the Belford Lutheran Church on 
Friday. Svirviving are two brothers, four sisters, and his father, Erick Witt. 

********** March 19, 1936 

NEW EFFINGTON LADY DIED MONDAY 
Mrs. Peter Wickman, resident of New Effington, died Monday afternoon in the St. 
Johns Hospital at Fargo. Fxmeral services will be held at the Catholic Church in New 
Effington with Fr. Engelhart conducting the services. Burial will be made at Sisseton. 

********** March 19, 1936 

EMIL KOPPELMAN DIED ON IHUESDAY 
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon for Emil Koppelman, a prominent resi- 
dent of Richlajid County, for more than a half century. Rev. J. H. Bengstorf , of Trinity 
Lutheran Church of Great Bend, and Rev. H. Schtnnacher, of Tyler, officiated. 

For the past twenty seven years he had been an invalid and during the past twenty 
years bedridden. In spite of his sad condition he was always happy and content and endured 
it patiently that he might be of help to the family instead of a biurden. He had been fail- 
ing fast since Christmas and passed away at 11:30 PM. , on Thursday. All members of his 
family were at his bedside . 

Emil Koppelman was bom Nov. 8th, 1875 on the farm on which he lived until his death. 
On November 16th, 1904 he weis married to Miss Minnie Boelke, also of Great Bend. 

To this union four children were bom, a set of twins, Gilbert and Harry and another 
son, Elroy, and one daughter, Mrs. John Bohn, of Great Bend. He leaves to ir.oum, his 
faithful wife, four children and two grandchildren. Mavis Joyce Koppelman and Duane Bohn, 
one sister, Mrs. Henry Boll, of Fergus Falls and two brothers, Henry, of Great Bend and 
William of Minneapolis. Two sisters sind one brother preceeded him in death. 

Pallbeaxers were all nephews of the deceased, A. W. Ponath, of Wahpeton, Harry Ehlers 
of Fairmount, Theodore and George Koppelman, Earl Stein and Ewald Bohn, all of Great Bend. 

********** March 19, 1936 

MRS. ANNA KNUPPEL PASSED AWAY TODAY 
Mrs. Lena Faust received word this morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Anna 
Knuppel, of Breckenridge, who passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . 

********** March 19, 1936 

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DEATH CALLS HOME PIONEER WOMAN 
First Mother of White Child Bom in Hankinson and Pioneer Biisiness Woman 

Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. Elizabeth V7awers, pioneer woman of 
this city, at St. Philips Chiirch, Rev. Fr. Studnicka conducting the services. Death 
came Simday morning, following a year's failing health, which became critical about six 
weeks ago, since then a physician has been in regular attendance. A huge throng of 
mourners attended the service and all business ceased in the city while homage was paid 
to this pioneer soul, who throughout her life had been a good Christian and a loyal friend 
to whose in need. 

Elizabeth Hentz was bom in Weidendahl, Bavaria, in 1862. She came to America in 
the Spring of 1883, going first to Colfax, Richland County, where she made her home for 
one year. In 1884 she was united in marriage to Nick Wawers, who was buying grain in 
the Colfax commxinity. Later they moved to Wahpeton, and then to Evers, ND. , then return- 
ed to Wcihpeton. 

In August, 1886, she with her husband moved to Hankinson, making the long trip on 
a wagon loaded \:ith lumber, with which they erected a small residence. Mr. Wawers eng- 
aged in the buying of grain in a flat house owned by the Cargil Elevator Co., and Mrs. 
Wawers conducted a restaurant which served the carpenters of the Great Northern, who 
were building a depot in this city, the scene of the Soo-Great Northern race and battles. 
Among the pioneers who enjoyed the hospitality and service of this first Hankinson busi- 
ness was Mr. John R. Jones, Jr., who for about 50 years has engaged in business in Hank- 
inson. 

Mrs. Wawers was blessed with the first white child bom in this city, (Elizabeth) , 
now Mrs. Alton Theede of neeir Sonora, who was bom in 1887. 

After three years in business, the family moved to Greendale Township where they 
homesteaded. Here she endured the trials and tribulations of the pioneers, and with 
each succeeding year saw the efforts of her labor blossom into a beautiful farm home. 
In 1919 they moved to Hankinson, cind the same year her husband peissed away, and since 
which time her brother, Mr. Jcike Hentz, had made his home with her. 

Surviving to mourn her loss , besides her countless friends , are seven sons and one 
daughter, Frank, Mrs. Alton Theede, Nick of Breckenridge , George of Douglas, ND.; Pete 
and Mike of Greendale, Jake and Henry of DeVillo, and 25 grandchildren and 4 great-grand- 
children. Also her brother, Mr. Jake Hentz. 

********** March 19, 1936 

WIFE OF FORMER MINISTER DEAD 

Word was received that Mrs. Kedmayne, wife of a former Methodist pastor of White 
Rock, died at the hospital in Dawes, Iowa, Feb. 11th, after a lingering illness. 

********** March 19, 1936 

NEPHEW OF MR. PADL WITTE DIED 

MANTADOR. Mr. Paul Witte received a message Saturday that his nephew, Henry 

Wallick, of Wabasha, MN., had passed away that day. Funeral services were held on 
Tuesday. * * * * * * * * * * March 19, 1936 



STILES CITIZEN IS CALLED IN DEATH 
Henry Ford Passed Away at His Home Tuesday - Funeral Friday 

Henry Ford died Tuesday afternoon at his home north of Stiles, following an eight- 
een month's illness, at the age of 65 years. Funeral services will be held Friday at 
1 o'clock at the home of his son, Robert Ford, at Mooreton, Rev. Sharkey, of Lidgerwood 
officiating. 

Deceased was bom in Columbia Coimty, WI., Oct. 22, 1871, and came to the Stiles 
community about three years ago. He is sTirvived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Ben 
Dunn, at home and Itobert of near Mantador. Six sisters and a brother also survive. 

********** March 26, 1936 

JAHODA TAKES LIFE WITH GDN 
Frank Jahoda, 71, Lidgerwood retired merchant, committed sviicide by shooting him- 
self in the head with a revolver. A note left told of his being lonesome since the 
death of his wife several years ago. The body was found in the family garage. 

Frank Jahoda had been in the meat business here until 15 years ago, and also owned 
some land in the vicinity. He is survived by his sons, Heurold, Arthur and George. 

Coroner L. E. Lester said no inquest would be necessary. Fimeral services were 
held Wednesday with Harmony Lodge, A. F. and A. M. in charge. 

********** March 26, 1936 

RCBERTS CODNTY PIONEER PASSES 
Ole Larson (Tesnes) died on Tuesday from a heart attack. Ole Larson was bom in 
Vaage, Gulbrandsdalen, Norway, June 22nd, 1862 and later came to America, settling in 
Roberts County. 

For many years he suffered from heart trouble, becoming gradually worse until 
death relieved him March 10, 1936, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 16 days. 

********** March 26, 1936 

Mrs. Peter J. Weckman, of New Effington passed away at St. John's Hospital in Fargo, 
Monday morning, about 11 o'clock, at the age of 50 years. Deceased leaves her bereaved 
husband and three children to mourn her vmtimely death. Funeral services were conducted 
on Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Church, in New Effington. 

********** March 26, 1936 

GENE HATCH PASSES AWAY 
Gene Hatch, one of the early pioneers of Sargent Covinty who has made his home at 
the county seat for many years, died Thursday, March 19th, following a long illness from 
old age and complications. Funeral services conducted by Golden Fleece ^5asonic Lodge, of 
Forman, were held Monday and the remains were laid at rest in Forman Cemetery. 

********** April 2, 1936 

Mr. John M. Anderson, a pioneer of Roberts County, passed away at the Ereckenridge 
hospital, on Saturday, March 21st, 1936, at 1 PM. , at the age of 73 years. He had been 
in rather poor health for the past year but had been able to be up and around up to the 

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time he was taken to the hospital. After siibmitting to an emergency operation he did 
not rally as was expected juid passed away as stated ahovB. 

**♦*♦*•*** April 2, 1936 

JOHN B, FLADBY DEAD 
John B. Fladby of Rutland, ND. , after a lingering illness, died on Saturday, Maxch 
21st, at Arthur, ND. 

Mr. Fladby was bom in Norway and came to this country as a child cind for the largest 

part of his life resided in Rutland. 

********** April 2, 1936 

BROTHER OF JACK HENDRICacS DIED SDNDAY 
Alvin Kusler went to New Effington Monday, to tcike chcirge of the Gamble Store there 
while manager Jack Hendricks Weis attending the funeral of his brother, William, in Camp- 
bell, MN., who died Svmday at the age of 15 yeeirs from pneisnonia. The funeral was held 
Wednesday. ********** April 2, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR FAIRMOUNT MAN 
Mr. T. K. Eide, 90, resident of the county for about 30 years, died S\mday from the 
infirmities of old age. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church on Wednesday 
afternoon, and burial was made in the Victor Cemetery. Surviving are: one son, Charles 
of Fairmount, and ten grandchildren, among whom is Mr. Ted Lein of Hankinson. 

********** April 2, 1936 

DIED MONDAY 
GREAT BEND .... Friends were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Joe Sauter, at the 
Breckenridge Hospital, at that place. She had undergone an operation some time ago and 
was apparently doing well, xmtil the end came suddenly, Monday afternoon. She has hosts 
of friends in this community, who will mourn the loss of a dear friend. 

********** April 9, 1936 

RDSHOLT MOTHER DIES 
Cleira Johana Spcirby, wife of Palmer Spsurby of Rosholt, passed away at a Sisseton 
Hospital on Saturday. Deceased was bom May 15th, 1911, at White Rock, the daughter of 
Mr . and Mrs . Emil Rich . Funeral service will be held on Thursday from the home at Rosholt . 

********** April 9, 1936 

DEATH CLAIMS GREENDALE WOMAN 
Mrs . Carl Pribbemow Passed Away Following a Heart Attack 
Mrs. Carl Pribbemow, highly repected woman of Greendale Township, died Thursday 
following a heart attack, passing away before medical aid coxild be summoned. Mrs. Pribber- 
now was apparently in the best of health, and was returning to the house following a talk 
with her son in another building when fatally stricken. 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home. Rev. Falk, Lutheran minister 
of Rosholt, conducting the rites before a mviltitude of grief stricken relatives and friends. 
Burial was made at Hillside Memorial in Hankinson. Pall bearers were,: John Sturgis, Carl 

Hanson, 0. F. Caulkins, Geo. Gabbert, Wm. Gabbert emd Olaf Anderson. 

********** April 16, 1936 

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FAIRMOUNT Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bxirlison attended the funeral Saturday of .Mr. Buxli- 

son's step-father, Ed Clark, who died Thursday at the Sisseton hospital. Bvirial was in 

the White Rock Cemetery. 

********** April 16, 1936 

SOO MAN SUICIDES 

Arnold Hetland, 40, machinist in the Soo Line shops at Enderlin, took his own life 

early Saturday morning when he sent a bullet from a .22 calibre rifle into his head. He 

died an hour later. ****•*♦*•* ,j,,^ ,«,^ 

********** April 16, 1936 

DEATH COMES TO MKS. M. ZIEBART 

Infirmities of Old Age and Pneumonia Bring Death 

Mrs. Minnie Ziebart, residing southwest of this city, passed away Tuesday morning 
at 8 o'clock following an illness of pneiaaonia. Funeral services will be held Svinday at 
the home at 1:30 and at the Hammer Church at 2 o'clock, Pev. Meier officiating. 

Wilhelmina Piatt was born in Germany, Jan. 22nd, 1854, and immigrated to America in 
1881, following her marriage to Julius Ziebart. Ihey settled in Minnesota and in 1901 
moved to Duerr Township in Richland County, where she had since made her home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: two daughters, Mrs. Emma Waggoner, Bicker, Canada, 
and Mrs. Ida Fish, Raimes, ND. , three sons, Ed and Julius, of Duerr Township, and William 
of Belford. Two brothers, William Piatt, of Wood Lake, MN. , August Piatt, of Detroit, MN., 
and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Meyer and Mrs. Henke, in Roberts County, SD. 

The departure of this kindly Christian woman for her Heavenly Home, saddens the peo- 
ple of the entire community, who, during the many years she had lived here had learned to 
love and respect her. **.***.*** April 23, 1936 

PIONEER PHYSICITUI DIED SATtTRDAy 

Mrs. Philip Peitz departed Saturday morning for Jamestown in response to a message 
that her father. Dr. W. B. Wanner of Wimbeldon, ND. , wets critically ill in a hospital in 
Jamestown. He passed away before she reached there. Mr. Peitz left Sunday by car to 
attend the funeral. 

DR. WANNER 

Dr. W. B. Wanner, for the past 40 years, a physician and sxirgeon at Wimbledon, ND., 
passed away at Trinity Hospital at Jamestown on Saturday, April 18, 1936. 

Dr. Wanner was bom at Lodi, WI., on Feb. 16th, 1868. In 1882, the family moved to 
North Dakota, settling at Pingree. He was a graduate of the Jamestown College and of 
Rush Medical College of Chicago. He served his internship at the Presbyterian Hospital 
in Chicago. He returned to his native state, practicing at Cooperstown for 5 years, before 
coming to Wimbledon, where he remained a practising physician and surgeon until his death. 

In 1890, he married Alice Mc Gillian of Baraga, Michigan, who, with their two daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Philip B. Peitz of Hankinson) and Marguerite (Mrs. V7. E. Piper of 
Minot) survive to mourn his passing. 

D\iring the World War, altho past the age to be called for service, he voluntered 
his services. He was commissioned a captain at Fort Snelling, later being stationed at 

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Fort Ogelthorpe. 

Services were conducted from St. John's Church with Rev. A. R. Jones, Army Chaplain, 
officiating. He paid a beautiful tribute to the patriotic and sacrificing life of the 
deceased, using as his theme "Service." The choir sang beautiful hymns. The flag draped 
casket was surrounded by a profusion of beautiful floral offerings. 

Interment was made in Prciirie View Cemetery at Wimbledon with full Military Honors, 
services being in charge of the Americcin Legion. Ten life long friends acted as honorary 
pall-bearers . 

At the cemetery, before the casket was sealed in the vault, a prayer was offered by 
Rev. A. R. Jones, and the Rev. Father P. G. Mc Geough of Sanborn. The firing squad from 
Jamestown fired the final salute, and taps were sounded. Rev. Jones, as Chaplain, present- 
ed Mrs. VZanner with the beautiful American Flag, which had draped the casket. 

********* * ;^ril 23, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR GREENDALE PIONEER 
Mr. John Crooks Passed Away in Home Monday After Short Illness. 

Fxmeral ser-.'ices were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tyson Church in 
Greendale for Mr. John Crooks, beloved pioneer of Greendale Township, who passed away at 
his farm home in Greendale Monday evening at 8 o'clock, following an attack of pnetmonia. 
In spite of all that loving care could do death claimed him. He passed to his Eternal 
Reward on Wednesday evening at the age of 67 years. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jones of the Methodist Church of Wahpeton, 
and the Methodist Church choir of Antelope sang several beautiful hymns . Pallbearers were 
old friends and neighbors of the deceased: E. A. Lea, of this city, John Wictanan, Peter 
Mourer, Mr. George Oliver of Greendale, Mr. Brewster of White Rock and Mr. Moffet of Ante- 
lope. He Wcis laid to rest in Tyson Cemetery beside his wife, who proceeded him in death 
five years ago. 

Mr. Crooks was bom in Centerfield, OH., and about 40 years ago moved to ND., settl- 
ing at Stiles, ND. He later moved to the farm in Greendale, where he made his home up to 
the time of his death. 

He was married to May Mathews, who passed away five years ago. Four children were 
bom to bless this union, Erwin, at home and Mrs. Corwin Moffet of Antelope, who are left 
to mourn their loss. Two sons proceeded him in death. One brother, Isaac Crooks, resides 
near the state line and a nephew Herbert Brewster, lives at Sisseton, SD. 

********** April 23, 1936 

TO ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. KRUEGER'S SISTER 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Krueger and daughters, Ethel and Adeline, left on Thursday (today) 
for &/inner, ND., where they will attend the funeral of Mrs. Krueger' s sister, Mrs. B. E. 
Baaken. 

********** April 23, 1936 

LA MARS RESIDENT DIED SUNDAY MORN 

Mr. John Voss, a resident of La Mars for many years, died at the home of his daughter 

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Mrs- Ensmanuel Nelson, near Rosholt at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. He had made his home 
among his children for the past 6 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 
the M. E. Church in Rosholt. Ihe remains were taken to Pearl City, IL., from which place 
the Voss family came to Dakota in 1916. 

Charles Voss of Rosholt accompanied the body, while three daughters, Mrs. Marvin 
Luick of Marshall, MN., Mrs. Niles Walter of Fairmount, ND. , and Miss Virginia Voss of 
Rosholt, SD. , and one son. Will Voss made the trip by car. There are two other daughters, 
Mrs. Julia Snyder, Mrs. Lillie Kelson, two sons, Ed and Irvin, all of this community. One 
son, John, still resides on the home place at Pearl City, IL. 

********** April 23, 1936 

Dr . and Mrs . E . j. Beithon and family motored to Fergus Falls , MN . , Sunday and 
spent the day visiting in the home of Dr. Beithon's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Kissinger, and with Mr. Kissinger, who is a patient at the Wright Hospital. 
Mr. Kissinger passed away Monday and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. Dr. 
and Mrs. Beithon attended the funeral. 

********** April 23, 1936 

CAYUGA WOMAN DEAD 

Mrs. Julius Johnson passed away at her home in Cayuga at 2 o'clock in the morning, 
Monday, April 12th, of a heart affliction at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 7 days. 

Funeral services were held from the Congregational Church in Cayuga Wednesday, April 
15th and the remains were tenderly lad.d at rest beside her husband, who preceeded her in 
death. **♦♦*«**•* April 23, 1936 

MRS. LARS LANDRO DEAD 

LIDGEFWOOD Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Lars Landro, 

68 years old, who died Monday noon in her home in Marboe Township, following a stroke. 

Services were held at 1 o'clock in the home and at 2 PH., in the Bergen Lutheran 
Church, with Rev. P. M. Bratlie of Veblen officiating. 

********** April 23, 1936 

MRS. BARNEY BAAKEN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY 

Word was received here Monday, that Mrs. Bcimey Baaken of Gwinner, ND. , had passed 
away at the Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis. Mrs. Baaken, who is the daughter of Mrs. L. C. 
Jentz, of this city, has been in poor health for the past couple of years. About a year 
ago she underwent an operation, but failed to recover her health. She went to Rochester, 
Minneapolis and vcirious places in seeirch of relief ■ from her illness, but of no avail. Her 
husband and brother, Lawrence Jentz, of Mantador, took her to the Eitel Hospital in Minn- 
eapolis, Thiirsday last, where she passed away Sunday. She leaves to mourn her passing, 
besides her husband, four children, two sons and two daughters, her mother, Mrs. L. C. 
Jentz of this city, and two brothers, Lawrence of Mantador and Wm. of Gwinner, and one 
sister, Mrs. Wm. Krueger of near Mantador. 

Deceased, who was 42 years old at the time of her death, was bom on a farr. near 



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Mantador where she grew to womanhood. She has a wide circle of friends, who will regret 
to learn of her passing and who extend their heartfelt synrpathy to the sorrowing fajnily. 

********** April 23, 1936 

Mrs. Dan Lawler and children visited here last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat 
Lawler. She was enroute to her home in Fessenden, ND. , where they attended the funeral of 
Mrs. Lawler' s niece. They spent two weeks at Fessenden. 

• ********** April 23, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN R. JONES, JR. 
Former Rural Mail Carrier and Resident of City For Over 30 Years Died Fri. 

Mr. John R. Jones, Jr., passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital on April 24th, foll- 
owing a year's fad-ling health. Funeral services were held Monday at the Congregationjil 
Church, Rev. Smith conducting the services. 

John R. Jones, Jr., was bom in Milwaukee, WI., in 1862. He spent his boyhood and 
youth in MilwaiJcee, and in 1885 he married Miss Bertha Lange of that city. To them were 
born two daughters, Jessie and Elsie. 

In 1885 he entered the employment of the Americem Express Co., and continued in that 
work for 18 years . Then he moved to Hankinson where he has made his home ever since . 
About 1910 he beccune a rural mail carrier out of Hankinson and continued at that occupat- 
ion until he was retired and pensioned about 1928. For three years, 1931-34, he was jan- 
itor of the Union Congregational Church. 

Until a year ago last winter he was hale and hearty. For the past year he suffered 
from a weak heart and was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital on April 4th. On Friday, 
April 24th, he closed his eyes on this world, at the age of seventy-four years. 

He is siirvived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Prior of Hcinnah, ND., cind 
Mrs. Elsie Campeau of Los Angeles, CA. , one granddaughter, Beatrice Campeau, and one sis- 
ter, Mrs. Roberts of Tacoma, WA. 

********** April 30, 1936 

WIFE OF COUNTY FARM MANAGER DIED 

Mrs. John Mathiesen, wife of the manager of the Richleuid Covinty Poor Farm-, passed 
away on Tuesday evening, at 9 o'clock from heart disease. 

Funeral services were held from the Bethel Lutheran Church today. Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Ebel, Mr. and Mrs. William Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Medenwaldt and Mr. and Mrs. 
H. G. Worner attended. 



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Mrs. Pat Lawler returned to her home here on Monday evening from St. Paul, where 
she was Cetlled last Sunday by the serious illness of her brother, Richard Miller, at the 
General Hospital. Mrs. Lawler arrived in St. Paul Monday morning and her brother passed 
away that evening. His funeral wais held Thursday. Enroute home here Mrs. Lawler stopped 
at Lowry, MN. , for a visit in the home of her son-in-law, Mr. John Mason. 

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GREAT BEND. . . .Erick Fenske received word from Wilmar, MK. , Tuesday, that his little 
nephew died that day. Mr. and Mrs. Erick Fenske, Orville, Lawrence and Irene left Friday 
morning to attend the funeral. Orville was one of the pallbearers. 

********** April 30, 1936 

MBS. L. QDAAL DIED ON SUNDAY 

PDSHOLT REVIEW. ...A terrible shock came to the people Sunday morning, when it was 
learned that Mrs. Louis Quaal had died incident to child birth, at the Breckenridge Hosp- 
ital. It was necessary to resort to a serious operation, which proved futile to save the 
mother's life, and which was performed some time in the evening, on Saturday, and she lived 
to the following morning. 

She leaves a sorrowing husband, and three children, Vivian, Kenneth, zmd James. 

Her folks live near New Effington, Mr. Dobberstein and family, besides a host of friends 

and relatives in Rosholt. ********** ,^, ,«,n,^ 

********** April 30, 1936 

(The May 7th Issue of the Heinkinson News is missing) 
********** 

MILO RENO DIED 

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, .Milo Reno, 71, Des Moines, lA. , president of the National 

Farmer's Holiday Association died of acute heart failure in his room at the Snapp Hotel 
at 10:50 Tuesday night of last week. He had been convalescing from influenza. 

********** I^ay 14, 1936 

OLE LYNVID DIED 
RUTLAND. .. .Ole Lynvid, for meiny years mail carrier out of Rutland, died Wednesday 
from heart trouble while driving his car. The attack occurred about half a mile east of 
Forman. The car left the road and hurdled a stone pile and stopped in a wheat field. 

********** May 14, 1936 

JAMES JACKSON DIED 
LIDGEEWOOD. .. .James Jackson, familicirly known as "Pap", pioneer resident of Lidger- 
wood, died Thursday morning at his home here. He was 89 years old. Funeral services 
were held in the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Forrest Sharkey officiating. Mrs. 
John Chapin, of Hankinson, is a granddaughter of the deceeised. Five sons and two daught- 
ers survive. ********** May 14, 1936 

Mr. Olaf Bethsted, of Hammer, died from a heart attack Monday afternoon. 

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Funeral services were held for Mrs. Adelaide Brunkhorst at St. Johns Lutheran Church 
Friday afternoon. She passed away May 6th following a year's illness. Rev. H. Schumacher 
conducted the services. Pallbearers were six grsindson- One son, John, with whom she made 
her home survives. 

Mrs. Brunlchorst was bom in Crest, Germany, and immigrated to America, settling 
first in Minnesota. Later she came to Richland County and was a pioneer homesteader of 
Summit Township. *♦*«****** May 14, 1936 

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KRS. HERMAN BELLIN DIED MAY 14th 

Another of the pioneers of this section passed on when Mrs. Herman Bellin of this 
city was called by death last Thursday evening, May 14th, at the age of 75 years, 8 months 
and 19 days. She had not been in the best of health the past few weeks, but her death 
came unexpectedly. Funeral services were conducted for her on Sunday afternoon with Rev. 
J. P. Klausler and Pev. W. H. Ccrdts in charge. Burial took place in the cemetery of St. 
John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township. 

Mrs. Friedrike Bellin, nee Bladow, was bom on August 25, 1860, in Rosenow; Pomm- 
eran, Germany. At the age of about 11 years she came with her parents to V/isconsin. At 
Eoricon she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church of which she remained a faithful member 
during her entire life time. In 1882 she was united in marriage to August Pankow. Shortly 
thereafter the young couple came to Dakota Territory, finally locating on the homestead 
northwest of this city. On Feb. 28th, 1890, her husband died, leaving her with four 
small children, of whom one was bom three months after the father's death. In Sept. of 
1891, she married Herman Bellin. To this union eight children were bom, one grown daugh- 
ter preceeding her mother in death during the flu epidemic of 1918. 

She is survived by her husband, Herman Bellin, three children by her first marriage, 
Edwin Pankow, of Greendale; Mrs. Otto Paape, of Wahpeton, and Mrs. Albert Hoefs, of Brand- 
enburg. One son died in eeirly youth, and another son, Fred, died about four years ago in 
Alaska. 

Surviving children of her second marriage are: William, Lidgerwood, Herbert and 
Krs. George Schultz, of Hankinson; Anna, of Rochester, MN.| Lillie, in Breckenridge; Theo- 
dore, in Fargo and Edward of near Hankinson. Her death is mourned also by 19 grandchild- 
ren, two great grandchildren, and by three brothers, Albert, Carl and August Bladow, and 
three sisters, Mrs. Herman Kamke, Wahpeton and Mrs. William Wurl. 

********** I^y 21, 1936 

FATHER OF DR. E. WILLIAMS DIED SDNDAY MORNING 
Mr. August Williams, a resident of St. Cloud, MN., for 53 years, died Sunday morn- 
ing after a week's illness at the age of 87 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday. 
Dr. E. Willicims of this city, was called to St. Cloud last week because of his father's 
illness, and was at home when death occurred. 

********** I^ay 21, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. FRED WORNER 

Funeral services were held in the Ev. and Reformed Church Wednesday afternoon for 
Mrs. Fred Womer, one of Richland County's highly respected pioneer mothers. Rev. Heier, 
now of Welcome, MN., returned here to conduct the last sad rites before a church filled 
with mourners who gathered to pay homage to one of Hankinson 's most beloved women. 

Among those attending were many who had been lifelong friends of the deceased, who 
Icnew first-hcuid the trials and tribulations she had faced and conquered in doing her imp- 
ortant part in establishing a home and assisting in the commimities progress during over 
half a century's residency here. 

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Services were held at the home at 2 o'clock "being attended by the Hoyal Neighbors 
in a body. 

Death came to Mrs. Fred Werner on Sunday morning at 9:30 at the age of 66 years, one 
month and 29 days, following a six months' period of illness, and while not \mexpected, 
considering the serioxisness of her illness, proved a grievous shock to the people of oiir 
community . 

In the church life of the community, Mrs. Worner always was active, and even in her 
hour of illness she was re-elected head of the Evangelical Aid which she had served so 
feiithfully, as she had in other women's organizations in the city. Her passing breaks a 
chain of five generations represented by her mother, Mrs. Albertine Bohn, her daughter, 
Mrs. H. C. Kelsey, her granddaT;ighter , Mrs. Kenneth Guyse £ind great-granddaughter, little 
Miss Marcey Jane Giiyse. 

Biirial services were conducted at the local Evangelical Cemetery, where the American 
Legion Auxiliary conducted a solemn ritual and. there her pastor said farewell in these 
words, "May she rest in peace until the Lord will call her again." 

Anna Bohn was born March l8th, I87O, in Falkenberg, Pommeran, Germany, and at the age 
of 2 years came with her parents to the United States, who located at Iron Ridge, WI. Here 
she resided for 6 years, and then moved to a farm near Great Bend, HD., where she continued 
to reside until Oct. 28th, I88T, when she was united in marriage to Mr. Fred Worner. 

On March 22nd she and her husband moved to Hankinson, where he engaged in business and 
continued to make her home until the Angel of Death called her home. 

Five children were born to bless her home , two of them preceeded her in death in in- 
fancy. Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, Fred Worner: two daughters, Nora, 
(Mrs. H. C. Kelsey, Billings, MT.) Alice, (Mrs. W. C. Thornton, of Richville, MN.) and one 
son, Heirry, of Hankinson. She leaves to moxirn her aged mother, two great-grandchildren, 
eleven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gus Stack, Jamestown and Mrs. Gus E. Berg, of Bill- 
ings, MT., and fovtr brothers, Emil Bohn and Theodore Bohn, of Great Bend, and Louis Bohn, 
of Wyndmere and Reinhajrd Bohn, of Billings, MT. 

««»«««««»« May 2X, 1936 

DIED ON ROAD 
WALCOTT REPORTER. , ..Ole A. Moe, mail carrier, was found dead in his car near the 
Pat Oslie farm Tuesday. The car was in the road with the ignition switched off. County 
Coroner Lester pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage. Moe was delivering mail at 
the time of his death. ********** May 21, 1936 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Emma Mead, daughter Roxie, son, Orval, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mead and family, Mr 
and Mrs. Lloyd Lein, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Willis and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schroeder attended 
the funeral of Mrs . Meads ' nephew at the German Lutheran Chiu-ch east of White Rock on 
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FONERAL IS HELD FOR GREAT BEND LADY 
Mrs. Fred Koppelman Died Thursday at Breckenridge Hospital 
Fxineral services were held Sunday from the Trinity Luthercin Chiurch at Great Bend 
for Mrs. Fred Koppelman, who passed away Sunday at 8:45 following complications which 
developed from injuries sustained in a fall which happened May 15th at the home of her 
son George. Rev. J. Rengstorf conducted the church services, and the Ladies' Aid Choir 
sang several of her favorite selections. 

Pallbearers were six nephews, Herbert, Edwin, Ewald Bohn, Elroy, Theodore Koppel- 
man and Henry Ehlers . 

Surviving to mourn their loss eire her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Krueger and one son, 
George, both of Great Bend; two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. E. H. Bohn. 

Mathilda Boldt was bom April 11, 1875, at Mayville, WI., and when 14 years of age, 
came with her parents to Richlemd County, where they occupied a homestead. In October 
of 1897, she was married to Fred Koppelmcin and they moved to a farm neeir Great Bend where 
she spent the remainder of her life. A kind and loving mother, a faithfiil Christian and 
church worker, and a beloved neighbor, she will be sorely missed in the entire community. 

♦*♦*•*«*** May 27, 1936 

SORT. SIEFKEN LEAVES TO ATTEND MOTHER'S FONERAL 
Supt. C. H. Siefken received word Monday morning that his mother, Mrs. D. J. Sief- 
ken, of Rejnbrandt, lA., had passed away. Although she was in delicate health, suffering 
from heart trouble, death came without warning and proved a very sad shock. Mr. and Mrs. 
Siefken departed Tuesday morning for Rembrandt. The funeral will be held today. 

********** May 27, 1936 

BROTHER OF DR. D. E. RYAN DIED THURSDAY 
Dr. D. E. Ryan was called home Sunday by the death of his brother. Dr. Frank Ryan, 
who died suddenly. Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Paul, MN. Miss 
Mary Pat and Billy accompcinied their father. They returned home by way of Jackson, MM., 
where they were guests overnight of Dr. Ryan's sister cuid brother-in-law, Dr. and Krs. 
Walter Hcilloran. ********** May 27, 19.36 

JOHANN MUMM DIED 
LIDGEKWOOD MONITOR. .. .Funeral services were held Tuesday in Holy Cross Lutheran 
Church for Johann H. Mumm, 34, son of Peter Mvimm, who died in the Breckenridge Hospital 
following an appendicitis attack. Rev. Julius Cloeter officiated. 

********** jlay 27, 1936 

ROBERTS PIONEER DIED 
WHITE ROCK — .Hans T. Larson, pioneer businessman of this city, died in Jamestown, 
May 12th, at the age of 59 years. 

During the fall of 1901, he established himself in the hardware business in VThite 
Rock after two years threshing operations in the coramvmity. 

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ATTEND FUNERAL OF FRIEND AT LITTLE FALLS, MINN. 

Carl Figge and Fred Kath motored to Little Falls, MN. , Saturday to attend the 
funeral of Mr. Chris Schubert, of Royalton, MN., who was buried Sunday at Little Falls. 

Mr. Schubert and Mr. Figge were friends in Germany, and they came to the United 
States about the same time. The cause of death was pneumonia. His wife, son cuid daugh- 
ter survive. 

Mr. Figge was accompanied by his nephew who left for home after a visit in the 
Figge home. *******».* May 27, 1936 

LIDGEFWCXJD LADY MEETS UNTIMELY DEATH 

Lidgerwood was shocked Sunday when they learned of the death of Miss Margaret Voy- 
ek, who hanged herself to death in the attic of the family home. She was suffering from 
a nervous breakdown. 

Miss Voyek had been employed in the First National B£mk of Lidgerwood for twenty 
six years. She was bom five miles south of Lidgerwood. Funeral services were held 
V7ednesday from St. Johns Church. 

********** June 4, 1936 

FAIRMDUNT MAN DIED SUNDAY 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Edward Robert Collins, 73, retired Falrmount hardware merchant, died 
here after a residence of 45 years. In early days he was in the harness business and 
later in the hardware trade. He retired in 1919. He had been president of the First 
National Bank and for a number of years a member of the school board. 

He was married to Mary Sullivan of Hankinson 45 years ago. She preceeded him in 
death 13 years ago. He is survived by an adopted son. Funeral services were held Tues- 
day with Rev. Bierens officiating. 

********** June 4, 1936 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mc Queen were called to Greenberg, WI., Sunday following the 
death of Mr. Mc Queen's brother's wife. They returned this week. 

********** June 4, 1936 

Mrs. E. W. Allen received the sad news of the death of her Aunt, Miss Cairrie Stin- 

son, of Glenwood, MN., Monday. 

********** June 4, 1936 

LIVINGOOD CHILD DIED 

LIDGEIiWOOD. .. .Dickie, 27 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Livingood, died Friday 

in St. Frances Hospital in Breckenridge, MN., from bums svistained when he fell into 

a washboiler of scalding water. Peirts of his face were burned severely. 

Ftineral services were held Monday. 

********** Jung 11^ ]^9 3g 

PIONEER DIED 
CLAIRE CITY. .. .Another pioneer resident succumbed in the passing of George M. 
Smith, former Boseko Township farmer, living near this city, who died Wednesday. He 
had been ailing with cancer. ********** June 11, 1936 

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Mrs. E. W. Allen and Howell Stinson, of New Effington, went to Glenwood Thursday 
to attend their aunt. Miss Carrie Stinson' s, funeral 

********** June 11, 1936 

PRIVATE FUNERAL for HERMAN STACK 
Death Comes to Pioneer of the Belford Community Wednesday 



Private funeral services for Herman Stack will be held at his home Saturday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock. Rev. Cordts, pastor of the Belford Lutheran Church, conducting the services. 

Mr. Stack, a pioneer of the Belford Community, met a tragic death about 6 o'clock 
Wednesday evening. He had participated in the election and returned home. Some time 
after 6 o'clock, his wife went out to call him for supper and discovered his lifeless body 
suspended by a rope in the machine shed. For some time deceased had been despondent. 

Corner Lester was called and decided that no inquest was necessary. 

Mr. Stack was 68 years old and one of the respected pioneers of the community and 
all mourn his untimely death. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son, 
all residing at home except one daughter. 

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MOTHER OF MKS. CLYDE PHELPS DIED 
Mrs. Arne Kjelstrup received word that Mrs. Johnson, of Fergus Falls, passed away 
Friday. She will be remembered here as the mother of Mrs. Clyde Phelps, formerly of this 
city, ********** July 2, 1936 

BROTHER OF MARGIE DIED WEDNESDAY 
Miss Mcirjorie Green received the sad news Wednesday morning that her brother, Mr. 
Claude Burrows died that morning -at his home in Winnipeg, Canada. He had been employed 
on the C. P. Ry. Two weeks ago he CeJ.led to visit his sister and at that time was in 
rather poor health. Claude formerly resided in this city. 

********** July 2, 1936 

DEATH OF CLAUDE BURRCWS CAUSED BY DROWNING 
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burrows, of Little Falls, MN., visited here Monday with the former's 
sister, Marjorie Green. They were enroute to their home from Winnipeg where they attended 
the funeral of Mr. Burrow's brother, Claude, who was drowned while bathing in Lake Winnipeg. 
All indications were that he had suffered an attack of cramps. Funeral services were held 
Saturday at 10:30. ********** july 9^ 1935 

DEATH COMES TO TED GERES 2EK 
Mr. Ted Geres zek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Gereszek, who made his home north of 
Lidgerwood, died Monday. Death was due in part to the terrific heat of the past two 
weeks . Deceased was 28 years of age at the time of his death . 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Catholic Church in Lidgerwood. Deceased 
is a nephew of Mrs. Jos. Gri±>a of Hemkinson. 

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CHILD DIED THURSDAY 
The seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wall, living north of Lidger- 
wood, passed away at the parental home on Thxirsday. 

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HEKMAN BRUMMOND DIED TUESDAY 
Mr. Herman Brummond died Tuesday morning about noon, following a year of failing 
health. F\2neral services were held in the Evangelical and Reformed Chxirch today with 
Rev. Henry Meier officiating. 

Herman Briamnond was bom in Germany in 1854, and weis married there to Wilhelmina 
Groskreintz. In 1882 they came to the United States and journeyed to North Dakota where 
he filed on a homestead, now known as the Joe Tix farm. 

Sxirviving to mourn their loss are: his aged wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Buck- 
haus; one brother, Julius Brummond, and two sisters, one in St. Paul and one in Wisconsin. 

********** Jvily 16, 1936 

GEORGE R, HALL DIED SUNDAY - RELATIVES HERE 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuster and Mrs. Alfred Hein autoed to Fargo Monday, Mrs. Hein 
being called by the death of her uncle, Mr. George R. Hall, who died Sunday. Mr. Hall 
was quite well known in this city, where he cailled while on the road as a salesman. 

********** July 16, 1936 

MAN SUICIDES IN LIDGERWOOD 
Peter Pokoma, 55, Lidgerwood WPA worker, was found hanging from a rafter of a barn 
at his home Tuesday afternoon. Belief he had been dead since Monday was expressed by 
Dr. E. G. Sasse. 

Despondency vas given by friends and relatives as the cause of suicide. He leaves a 
wife and two children. ********** juiy 16, 1936 

F. J. WODRICH DIED LAST SUNDAY 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held at 2 PM., Wednesday for Frederick J. Wodrich, 
73, who died last Sunday in his home here after a lingering illness. Burial was in Otter- 
bum Cemetery. 

Mr. Wodrich was bom in Heidenhog, Pommem, Germany, Octo. 9th, 1862. He cane to the 
United States in 1882, when he was 20 yeeirs old. 

********** j^y 16, 1936 

MOTHER OF MRS. A. W. JOHNSON PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. A. W. Johnson received the sad news last Monday that her mother, Mrs. Mary Evans 
had passed away at the home of her son at Aberdeen, SD. Ftmeral services were held in 
Ellendale. The Johnson family attended the funeral. 

********** July 30^ 1936 

RUMORS WRONG 

Rumors concerning the solving of the Framk Yana murder of several yeeirs ago were 

denied by Sheriff Hatlie today in a message to the news . 

********** j^y 30^ 1936 

CHEAT BEND FARMER DIES SATURDAY 
Chcirles Stoltenow, prominent Great Bend Farmer, passed away Satiorday evening at the 
Wahpeton Hospital where he had been taken on Wednesday following a tractor accident. 
Complications had set in and death occurred at 7 o'clock. Funeral services were held 

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Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church in Great Bend. Rev. W. L. Hoy, Rev. Strutz 
of Fargo and Rev. Thiele of Ellendale officiated. 

Mr. Stoltencw was bom August 11th, 1866 in Germany. At the age of 4 he settled, 
with his parents , at Iron Ridge , WI . , and two years later the family came to North Dakota 
and settled on a fsirm near Great Bend. 

Mr. Stoltenow was married to Miss Margaret V7eybrauch of Rothsay, MN., cind to this 
union nine children were bom, eight of whom are still living. They are: Mrs. V7m. Grutz- 
macher cind Mrs. Emmet Glanz of Paynesville, MN.; Mrs. Anton Griepentrog, Mrs. George Sch- 
ultz. Miss Esther Stoltenow, Rueben, Elroy, and Ben all of Great Bend. One child, Martha, 
died in infancy. 

In the year 1900 he was married to Alvina Popp and to them was bom one son, Waldemau:, 
who is at home. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife eind son Waldemar, his children of 
the first m£u:riage, nineteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers, William 
of Yakima, WA., and Herman of Great Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Paul Strubel, of Weihpeton. 
A sister, Mrs. Ed Laboda died last fall. 

Mr. Stoltenow was a highly respected citizen, active in the social and civic affairs 
of the community. He was also active in church work. 

He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him. The large number 
of sorrowing friends who came to pay their last eeurthly tribute to one whom they loved, 
showed the high esteem in which he was held. 

********** August 6, 1936 

FARMER SHOOTS WIFE: COMMITS SUICIDE 

Family difficulties, aggravated by financial worries are believed to have been the 
cause of the murder-suicide perpetrated last Wednesday by Freink Kraska, 68, prominent 
Sargent County farmer. 

Kraska fired five shots into the body of his wife while they were queirreling on the 
lawn near the house. A crippled son, Edward, witnessed the tragedy. 

After killing his wife, Kraska went into a grove of trees and killed himself. A 
Coroner's jury returned a verdict of murder and suicide. 

********** Augtist 6, 1936 

MRS. A. HANSON DIED 

RDSHOLT. . ..Mrs. Adolph Hanson passed away Tuesday last at a Minnesota Sanatorium. 

She was the daughter of the late A. W. Gabbert of Old Vernon and the family resided 

near White Rock. 

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MRS. ED SMART DIED WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Ed Smart of Mantador, died Wednesday at 4 o'clock AM at the Wahpet- 
on Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment the past two months. 

Deceased was 48 years old and was a daughter of the late Chair les Woiwode, of Mantador. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at Sts. Peter and Pauls Chur- 
ch in Mantador. 

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She leaves to mourn their loss: her husband, one daughter, Gilberta and one son, 
George; also four sisters and one brother. 

********** August 20, 19 36 

CLAIRE CITY MAN DIED 
CLAIKE CITY, SD Joe A. Weiand passed away at his home at Claire City on Thurs- 
day, after being confined to his home with pneumonia the past 3 weeks. 

Deceased was bom May 9th, 1895, at Glen Ullen, and was married to Lucy Scuntweber of 
Lidgerwood. The Weiand family moved here seven years ago. 

********** August 20, 1936 

MRS. JOHN DEVLIN DEAD 

CAYUGA Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. John Devlin, of Cayuga, who 

died Monday. Deceased was a pioneer of Sargent County, and at the death of her husband 
some years ago, inherited his huge land and credit holdings. The Dada family of Forman 
are relatives . The body was taken to New York for burial . 

********** August 20, 1936 

MAN KILLED BY S(X) 

KYNDMERE The man killed sixteen miles north of Wyndmere last Wednesday on the 

Soo Line track was identified as Carl T. Dolan of Lake Mills, lA. Relatives are coming 
Thxirsday to claim the body. 

Deceased was walking to Leonard to visit an uncle and fell asleep when he sat down 
to rest. He was 34 years old. 

********** August 20, 1936 

LAMAES....A telegram, received by the P. A. Snyder family on Svinday, contained the 
sad news of his mother's death, which occurred at her home in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Sny- 
der left to visit his mother but was recalled at Minot. Funeral arrangements have not 
been completed but the body will be brought to her old home at Wahpeton. 

********** August 20, 1936 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reisdorfer and son, Ralph, returned home Monday 
morning from Hastings, MN., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Reisdorfer's mother. 

********** August 20, 1936 

Harold Kelsey and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kelsey of Billings, MT., spent Tuesday night with 
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Womer. They were on their way home after attending the fioneral of 
Mr. Kelseys father in Brook Peirk, MN. 

********** August 27, 1936 

MR. JOHN BIRTEL DIED TUESDAY 
News reached here Tuesday that Mr. John Birtel had passed away at his home in Fair- 
mount. Funeral services will be held from St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount Friday morn- 
ing at 10 o'clock. 

********** September 3, 1936 

WILL OLIVER DIED 

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Mr. and Mrs. Kennit Oliver of this city motored to New Effington Sunday to attend 
the fimeral of Mr. Oliver's uncle, Mr. Will Oliver, which weis held that afternoon. 

********** September 3, 1936 

MKS. JOHN KJOS DIED 
WYNDMERE.. ..Fvmeral services for Mrs. John Kjos, who died suddenly Strnday morning 
in her home in Wyndmere, were held Tuesday in the Lutheran Church with Rev. Skilbred 
officiating. -****»***** September 3, 1936 

SHOTGON ACCIDENT 

WYNDMEKE The hasty reach for a loaded shotgxm cost Christ Lovdoken of the McLeod 

region his life. About 10 AM LovdoWcen spied a hawk flying about the farm yard. He ran 
for the hovise where he kept a loaded shotgun. He grasped the gun near the end of the 
barrel, drawing the muzzle toward him. The firearm discharged, sending the load into his 

left shoulder. Death followed. 

********** September 3, 1936 

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN DIED 

Gustav Godejohn Passed Away at Great Bend - Funeral Yesterday 

Gustav Godejohn, veterein of the Spanish American Wcir and prominent citizen of Great 
Bend, passed away at his home Svmday, following several months declining health. 

Funeral services were conducted in the Lutheran Church at Great Bend Wednesday, P.ev. 
Beingstorf officiating. Eberhcird American Legion Post of Hankinson conducted a military 
ritual at the cemetery. 

Gustav Godejohn was bom on the 31st day of March, 1874, in Dodge County, v:i., a 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Godejohn. In his early youth, the year of 1880, he came to 
North Dakota to make his home, settling necir Great Bend, where he was confirmed in the 
Lutheran faith by Rev. Hinck. 

In 1901, he was married to Anna Wallman. Seven children were bom to bless this 
union, one child being called in death in early childhood. 

In 1898, when America declared war on Spain, patriotic Mr. Godejohn enlisted to 
fight for his country. After the war he received an honorable discharge for meritorius 
service. 

Siirviving to mourn their loss are : his faithful wife , two sons , Richard and Theodore ; 
and four daughters, Ella and Bertha of Hankinson; E>velyn of Lewistown, lA. , and Mrs. 
Wcilter Bohn. One sister, Mrs. Ida Pederson, of Chicago, and a half sister, Mrs. Otto 
Stein, of Great Bend. 

Deceased had attained the age of 62 years, 5 months and 6 days, when called in death. 

********** September 10, 1936 

DEVILLO WOMAN DIED TOESDAY 

Mrs. Elvina Borchard, pioneer mother of De Villo Township, died Tuesday morning, 
Sept. 8th, at 6:30 o'clock at her home, following an illness of four month's duration. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Lutheran 
Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Klausler will conduct the service. 

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Elvina Medenwaldt was born in Pommerania, Germany in 1868. In the year 1892 she 
was united in marriage to Mr. August Borchard, and a year later the couple immigrated 
to the United States, coming directly to Richland County, where they located, after 
purchasing a farm in De Villo Township. After a qijarter century on the farm place, 
where they developed a fine home they retired and moved to Han3d.nson where they have 
since made their home . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband, and one son, August, Jr., cind five 
grandchildren. One brother, Frank Medenwaldt, of Childs, MN., also survives. 

Deceased was a good Christian woman, and her death leaves poignant sorrow through 

out the entire eommunity. 

********** September 10, 1936 

WORD OF MOTHER'S DEATH 

Word was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Christine Kranz, mother of 

Mrs. Gust Olson of this city, who died Tuesday at V7at3d.ns, MN., after many months' illness. 

Funeral services were held Friday. 

********** September 10, 19 ?6 

FXJNERAL IS HELD FOR MRS. G. OLIVER 

Mrs. George Oliver, of near New Effington passed away Monday afternoon at the Eitel 
Hospital in Minneapolis. Funerad. services were held today at the Tyson Church south of 
Hankinson. Mrs. Oliver underwent an operation at the Minneapolis Hospital Wednesday of 
last week, auid was apparently on the road to recovery when she suffered a relapse and on 
Monday passed away . 

Deceased was 62 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband cind two 
sons, Kenneth, of this city and a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Biggs, of near New Effington. 

Deceased was a kind and devoted wife and mother and her passing will sadden the 

people of our commxinity. 

********** September 17, 1936 

MRS. CHAS. P. OLSON DIED SATURDAY 

Mrs. Chas . P. Olson, former resident of Greendale aind LaMars Townships, passed away 
at the Breckenridge Hospital Sept. 12th at 4:45 PM. , following a six months period of 
ill health. On Aug. 12th she siibmitted to an operation, but this failed to restore her 
health. Mrs. Olson was 56 years, 10 months and 10 days old. 

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon of this week, beginning at the 
home at 1:30 o'clock and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. 
Interment was made at Hillside Memorial, Rev. Eyrich officiated. 

Augusta Amanda Eckardt was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eckardt amd was bom at 
Le Sueur, MN., on Nov. 2nd, 1879. In the place of her birth she grew to womanhood and 
with her family was a nember of the Evangelical Church, formerly called the Evangelical 
Association. 

On June 2nd, 1909 she was united in marriage with Cheirles P. Olson of Hankinson, at 
Le Sueur, and the couple established their home on a farm in Greendale Township. Here 

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they lived until Oct. 1st, 1919, when they moved to LaMars Township. In September of 
1928 they moved to Hankinson, where they have since made their home. 

Mrs. Olson was the mother of two daughters, Eva, who is Mrs. Rud. Winefeldt, two 
brothers, Charles, of LeSueur, MN. , and Frank, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI., two sisters, 
Mrs. Emma Eckardt and Mrs. Lydia Buc)cnell, both of San Francisco, CA. , her aunt, Mrs. 
William Boelke, of Hankinson, other more distant relatives and many friends. 

,*♦♦♦****** September 17, 1936 

THOS. MflNIKOWSKI PIONEER, DIED 

Pony mail rider, pioneer settler, farmer, bcinker and elevator founder, Thomas Mani- 
kowski, 74, was taken to his grave in Mooreton Monday, reports the Faxgo Forum. He died 
in a Breckenridge Hospital from a hecirt ailment. 

Manikowski organized the Farmers State Bank at Mooreton, founded the Farmers Elev- 
ator Co . , and Feunners Telephone Co . 

Bom in West Prussia, Dec. 9, 1862, he immigrated to Iron Ridge, WI. In 1876 he 
came to Dakota territory emd settled near Great Bend. He carried mail for the Great 
Northern and was a member of a posse trailing a renegade French-Canadian when he met 
Celia Jeresek, whom he married in 1886. Since 1918 he has made his home with his son, 
Wallace. ********** September 24, 19 36 

FDNERAL FOR CHILD 

F\meral services were held this (Thursday) morning at St. Philip's Church for the 
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert Herding. Rev. Jos. Studnicka conducted the ser- 
vices for the child who lived but a few hours. 

********** September 24, 1936 

WILLIAM KUEHL FUNERAL SATURDAY 

William Kuehl died Wednesday at 1:30 PM. , at his home in this city, following an 
illness of several years duration. His condition became very critical last April and he 
svibmitted to an operation, which did not relieve his malady. Since August 18th he has 
been confined to his bed. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home at 1:45 and from 
the Immanuel Ev.. Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. O. A. Eyrich conducting the services. 

William Gustav Kuehl was bom, Augtist 10th, 1886, in Poramerania, Germany. He came 
to America in his second year with his parents, and they settled first at Watertown, KN. 
In 1890 they came to Hankinson, and for thirty years resided on farms in this community. 
About fifteen years ago he moved to Hankinson, where he has since made his home. 

In 1932 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Frances Biggs. Surviving to moxim are: 
his wife and two step-daughters, Louise and Helen Biggs; his father and mother, Mr. and 
Mrs. August Kuehl; four brothers. Otto, Gustav and August, of this community, and Albert 
in So. St. Paul; three sisters, Mrs. Meta Knox, Breckenridge; Mrs. Anna Hanson, of Minn- 
eapolis and Mrs. Agnes Qually, of Minneapolis. 

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OBITUAEY OF MRS. GEO- OLIVER 

Eunice E. Pinney was bom at Valley Springs, SD., Feb. 14th, 1877. She lived 
there with her parents until her marriage to Geo. J. Oliver, Oct. 30th, 1897. Mr. and 
Mrs. Oliver then moved to Hankinson, ND. Here one child was bom: Iva Fern, now married 
and living near Fairmount, ND. In 1901 the family moved to the farm near New Effington, 
SD., where they have since resided. Here two children were bom, Kenneth, married and 
living near the home farm and Kermit, married and living at Hankinson. 

On Sept. 9th, Mrs. Oliver underwent a major operation at Eitel Hospital, MJ.nneapolis , 
MN. The operation was very successful and Mrs. Oliver was recovering splendidly until 
the afternoon of Sept. 14th when a blood clot formed in the lungs and she died within the 
hour. Mrs. Oliver passed away at the age of 59 years and 7 months. 

The funeral was held Th\irsday, Sept. 17th, from the Tyson Church and interment was 
made at Hillcrest Cemetery, Sisseton, SD. Pallbearers were: Howard Paul, Wesley Oliver, 
Erwin Crooks, Walter Biggs, Albert Schmidt and Allen Steams. 

Mrs. Oliver leaves to mourn their loss, her husbeind, three children, three grand- 
children, one sister, Maude E. Scheffer, of Bailey Springs, SD., and many other relatives 
and friends. ********** September 24, 1936 

ED LONEY FUNERAL 

LIDGERWOOD .Fiaieral services for Ed Loney, farmer living southwest of Lidgerwood, 

were held Sunday at the Bergen Lutheran Chiurch. Rev. Bratlee officiated. Mr. Loney died 
September 9th in Graceville, MN. 

********** September 24, 1936 

DE LAMERE. . . .Leo Clarence, depot agent at DeLamere last winter, was the man who was 
accidentally drowned in the Breckenridge swimming pool. His body was recovered after a 
night in the pool, and in his hand he clutched a bar of soap. He was about 35 years old. 

********** October 1, ]936 

M. G. BRESNEHAN DIED WEDNESDAY 
Pioneer of Greendale amd Elma Townships - Funeral Saturday Morning 

Mr. Michael G. Bresnehan, pioneer of Greendale and Elma Townships, died at the Wah- 
peton Hospital Wednesday morning at 2 AM., after cm illness of cibout 2 weeks. Mr. Bres- 
nehan was tcLken to the hospital last week and underwent an operation for a ruptiired app- 
endix, but the case was too far advanced for the operation to prevent fatal results. 

Michael Bresnehan was born at Northfield, MN., in the year of 1878 and was 58 years 
four months and four days at the time of his death. 

He came to North Dakota with his parents at the age of 14 years, and they settled 
on a farm in Greendale Township cind later moved to Elma Township where he resided at the 
time of his death. 

In 1914 he was united in marriage to Martina Hcinson and to this union four children 
were born. Surviving to mourn their loss are: his devoted wife, and four children, 
Leonard, Elmer, Jeanette and Maymie, all at home; three sisters and four brothers, Mrs. 

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Annie Fleet, of Wyoming; Mrs. Agnes Felton, New Effington; Mrs. James Tracy, Cannon 
Fcills; William, of Faiirmount; Mathew, of Stanton; Andrew, of Northfield; Dennis of 
Jamestown; Farel, of Montana. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philip's 
Church, a requiem mass will be offered up. 

Pallbearers will be William Gabbert, John Gabbert, William Frundt, James Fallon, 
Orie BeJcer, William Meyer. 

********** October 8, 1936 

WIFE OF SHEEIFF HATLIE DIED WEDNESDAY LAST 

WAHPETON. . ..Mrs. Martin Hatlie, wife of Sheriff Martin Hatlie, of this county passed 
away at her home last Wednesday morning following an illness of a week's duration with 
erysipelas. ********** October 15, 1936 

Miss Genevieve Bowen, editor of the Wyndmere Herald, died at the home of her par- 
ents in Foman last Saturday. 

********** October 15, 1936 

STATE LINE MAN DIED FRIDAY 
Fioneral for Edward Johnson Held Tuesday at New Effington 
Edweurd Johnson, prominent fcirmer residing at his home near the state line south of 
town, died Friday, Oct. 9th, following a two year's illness, the last two months of which 
he had been confined to his wheel chair. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home at 1:30 and at 2 o'clock at the Valla 
Swedish Lutheran Church at New Effington, Eev. Olson conducting the services. 

Edward Johnson weis born, April 16th, 1874, at Skone, Sweden, and when eighteen years 
of age, came to America, settling first at Elbow Lcike, where he lived with an uncle. 

After three years he came to this community and filed on a homestead on the reser- 
vation south, where he developed one of Roberts County's finest farms. 

Surviving are his wife and three sons, Arthiir and Walter at home, Rudolph in Oakland; 
two daughters, Ethel at home and Esther in western North Dakota. 

********** October IS, 1936 

ELMER DELING KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT 
Machine Fell Dpon Man as He was Descending Hill on River 
The Great Bend community was shocked Monday afternoon when it was learned that Elmer 
Beling had been instantly killed in a tragic accident late that afternoon. Elmer was 
using the tractor to haul logs up the river bank, and while returning down the river side 
the tractor ripped over, catching him under the wheel. Death was apparently instcintaneous 
as his neck was broken and the lugs pierced his back. 

Ftineral services were held today at 2 o ' clock . at . the Wm. Beling home and at the Luth- 
eran Church at 2:30. Rev. Rengstorf conducted the services. Pallbearers were cousins 
of the deceased, Allan, Willard, Irwin Bohn, Alvin Ambach, WeuLter Adamson and Vernon Popp. 

Elaiber Beling was born Feb. 15th, 1912, neair Great Bend. In August of 1934, he was 
Harried to Miss Famie Kressin. To this union one son was bom. 

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Surviving to mourn axe his wife, and one son: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vto. Beling 
and three brothers, Herbert of Billings, MT., Robert, of Veblen, and Alfred of Great Bend; 
two sisters, Mrs. Birdsell, of Berthold, ND., and Mrs. Wenschlag, of Claire City. 

Alfred Bohn, who was working with Elmer, discovered the yoxaig man immediately foll- 
owing the accident smd sent out aai alarm for assistance. 

********** October 15, 1936 

FUNERAL TODAY FOR WAR VETERAN 
Julius Brummund Died in Fargo Hospital Txiesday 

Fimeral services were held in Hankinson today (Thursday) for Julius H. Brummund, 47, 
who died in a Fargo Hospital Tuesday following an illness of several months duration of 
a heart ailment. Rev. Otto G. A. Eyrich conducted the services at the Imm. Evangelical 
Church. Eberhardt Post of the Americsm Legion gave full military honors for their fallen 
comrade . 

Julius Brimnnund Wcis bom Dec. 3rd, 1889, at Hankinson. He enlisted in July of 1918, 
and served with the 160 Depot Brigade and with Co. D. , 41st Machine Gun Battalion, until 
discharged as a first class private in Jan. 1919. He was a member of the AEF. 

Mr. Brummund left Hankinson before the World V7ar, residing at Powers Lake, ND., where 
he was married to Miss Esther Ralston, Dec. 1st, 1917. Following his retium from the World 
War he went to Watford, ND., where he has been manager of the Co-operative Lumber Co. 
Last Jvily he was taken to the Veterans Hospital in Fargo, where he remained until death 
called him. 

Surviving are Mrs. Brtimmund; his father, Julius, of Hemkinson; two children, Deanne 
cind Neva; three brothers, Frank, of Harriet, SD., and John and Herman of Hankinson; three 
sisters, Mrs. Amanda Barebau, of Brainerd, Mrs. Minnie Thorsen of Aberdeen and Mrs. Jos. 
Tucker of Minneapolis. ********** October 15, 1936 

LIDGERWOOD CHILD DIED 

Funeral services for Gertrude Novotny, 7 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Novotny, were held Oct. 3rd, in St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. John Kulczyk offic- 
iating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. 

The child died in the home following a brief illness . Her illness is believed to 
have been caused by sucking colored paper while her mother was busy out of doors . 

********** October 22, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER CITIZEN 

Grief was spread over this community Sunday evening when it was learned that Mr. 
August Griepentrog, a pioneer, had passed away Sunday evening at his home in Great Bend, 
where he had been critically ill for over two weeks. 

August Griepentrog came to Richland County with his parents when he was 11 years old. 
Ke was bom on August 21, 1861, at Pommeran, Germany, and died October 25, 19?6 at the age 
of 75 years, 2 months and 4 days. He was mnrried to Emelia Beling on February 14, 1884, 
and to this union ten children were born, two passing away in infancy. 

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Mr. Griepentrog joined the Evangelical Church and was a Sunday School teacher for 
over 52 years and lived a fed.thfia Christian life. He was a loving husband and father 
and a kind friend and neighbor. He was janitor of his church over 16 years. 

He leaves to mourn 8 children: Anna, Mrs, Albert Umbreit, of Great Bend, Hennan of 
Tigerton, WI., Reinhard of Rockford, IL., Lena, Mrs. Solly Heberer of Milwaukee, WI., 
Anton of Great Bend, Arthijr of Hcinkinson, Alvin of Wahpeton, Elma, Mrs. Allein Newman of 
Great Bend, 44 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Funereil services were held at the Evangelical Church on Wednesday afternoon. Pev. R. 
Hay officiated. Pallbearers were Ralph Sedler, Orrie Laboda, Edwin Bohn, Alfred Beling, 
Allan Popp, Ernest Stoltenow, 

Honorary Pallbearers were Adolph Ziegelman, Otto Gutzmer, Gust Bemdt, Rueben Bemdt, 
George Womer, Sr. , Ed Laboda, Ed Loll, Hennan Sedler. 

********** October 29, 1936 

HUGO MACHEEL DIED FRIDAY 

Hugo Leopold Macheel was bom in the Province of Pommerania , Germany on Oct. 21, 1862. 
In the land of his birth he grew to manhood. When he was twenty years old he came to Ame- 
rica and settled on a claim which he took near Lidgerwood. On Sept. 30, 1886 he was uni- 
ted in marriage with Miss Emily Schiiett. The fiftieth anniversary of this event was ob- 
served by relatives and friends at the Macheel home on Sept. 30th of this year, when they 
gathered to help Mr. and Mrs. Macheel celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Macheel continued to live on the farm for several 
years. About the year 1892 they moved into Lidgerwood where Mr. Macheel found employment 
and made their home there for two years. In 1894 they moved to Hankinson. Here Mr. Macheel 
at first followed the carpenter trade, then for aJsout eight years was manager of a mill 
and from 1902 to 1929 conducted a store. In 1929 he retired from active life and has 
since lived in retirement. 

Mr. Macheel served faithfully and well as treasurer of the city of Hankinson for about 
35 years, of the school district for about 32 years and of Emmanuel ChTorch, in this city, 
for 12 years. He was treasurer of the city 2ind of the school district until the time of 
his death. 

Death came to Mr. Macheel at 5 o'clock in the morning of Friday October 23, 1936. 
He leaves to mourn his his sorrowing wife; one son, George of Elk, WA. , ten daughters: 
Mrs. Minnie Schmidt and Miss Ella Macheel of Minneapolis; Mrs. Edith Walsh of Lidgerwood; 
Mrs. Ema Polda, of Hankinson, Miss Agnes Macheel of Hankinson; Mxs. Bertha Kent of Canada; 
Miss Antoinette Macheel of Hankinson; Mrs. Esther Pelkey, Mrs. Adelaide Moore and Mrs. Pearl 
Pearl Nehotte, all of Minneapolis. He has two brothers, Richard, living in Minot, ND. , 
and Otto still in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Riebe of Aberdeen, SD.; six sons-in-law; 
5 brothers-in-law; 6 sisters-in-law; 8 grandchildren and other distant relatives and 
many friends. 

Funeral services were conducted at the hovise of mourning on Svinday, Oct. 25th at 
1:45 PM. , followed by services at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Rev. Otto G. A. Eyrich 

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officiated at the funeral. Interment was made in the cemetery of the Emmaneul Chtirch 
neair this city. 

********** October 29, 19 36 

ANOTHER ADTO DEATH 
NEW EFFINGTON. . ..Miss Alice Hellevang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Hellevang, well 
known residents of Sisseton, was instantly killed at the intersection of the Eden Road 
and No. 10 near Lake City last "Hiursday morning. 

********** October 29, 1936 

FUNERAL FOR ED PROCHASKA 
LIDGEIWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held in St. John's Catholic Church Thiursday for 
Ed Prochaska, well known Lidgerwood resident who died Sunday of hejirt trouble, after sev- 
eral weeJcs; illness. Deceased had spent his entire life in Dexter Township. 

********** October 29, 1936 

MPS. TALBOTT DEAD 
JAMESTOWN. . ..Heart trouble caused the death Thursday last of Mrs. Mary Emaline Tal- 
bott, wife of C. C. Talbott, president of the N. D. Farmers Uhion. She was a former 
resident of Dickey County. *♦*»****** October 29, 1936 

C. G. KUENTZEL DIES 
WHITE ROCK. ...C. G. Kuentzel, resident of White Rock for over thirty years, and post- 
master at that place for 17 years, passed away recently in the Wright Memorial Hospital 
at Fergus Falls. ********** November 5, 1936 

MRS. WALTER BOHN FUNERAL SATURDAY 
The Great Bend community was sadly shocked Wednesday when news reached there of the 
death of Mrs. Walter Bohn, of Great Bend, at the Wahpeton Hospital, where she was taken 
Monday for treatment. An operation was to have been performed Tuesday, but her condition 
was too criticcil to tindergo this ordeal, and she passed away at 1 o'clock. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Lutherain Church at Great Bend 
at 2 o'clock. Rev. Rengstorf will conduct the services. 

Stella Godejohn was bom in Great Bend, May 18th, 1906, where she grew to womanhood. 
She graduated from the Hankinson High School and was a faithful member of the Lutheran 
Church in Great Bend. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, an adopted daughter, Virginia, not 
yet a year old, her mother, Mrs. Ann Godejohn, amd three sisters. Bertha and Ella, of this 
city, Evelyn of Idaho, two brothers, Ted and Richard, of Great Bend. Her father preceeded 
her in death in September of 1936. 

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing faimily. 

********** November 5, 1936 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea departed Tuesday evening for Minneapolis, to attend the fun- 
eral of Mr. Chas. Nickolson which was held there Wednesday. Mr. Nickelson passed away 
at his home in Ladysmith, WI . , Sunday. 

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Mr. Nickolson was a former resident of this city, being employed as engineer on the 
Soo Line, running out of this city. 

********** November 5, 1936 

FATHER OF LAMAES TEACHER DIED WEDNESDAY 
Miss Inga Wold, teacher of School No. 1, received the sad news V7ednesday morning that 
her father had passed away at his home in Abercrombie. Miss Wold left at once for her 
home. The school will be closed for the balance of the week. 

********** November 12, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR WAR VETERAN 
Edwald Abraham, a former resident of Hankinson, died at Minneapolis, MK. , on Friday 
Nov. 6th, 1936. Many yeeirs ago his father conducted a meat market in this city, and 
Edwald was bom here. Later the family moved from here and for a time have been making 
their home in Faribault, MN. 

Edwald Abrahcun was born on Oct. 19, 1891 2uid Wcis 45 years and 18 days of age at the 
time of his death. He leaves to mourn his aged mother, one brother, Walter of Minneapolis 
and four sisters; Mrs. Alfred Sellner, Mrs. A. C. Dmbreit, Mrs. Pavil Reynolds, and Mrs. 
F. C. Paskie. 

The remains were brought to Hankinson on Sunday morning and funeral services were 
held on Sunday afternoon, prayers being read at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 2 o'clock 
and intement being made on Hillside Cemetery. P£V. Eryich officiated at the funeral. 
Mr. Abraham was a World War veteran, having enlisted in Hankinson in Company L. , and had 
been overseas, and the local Legion Post participated in the funeral services. 

*«****♦**« ' November 12, 1936 

NELS WALLIN DIES 

LIDGEBWOOD Funeral services were held Saturday for Nels Wallin, Jr., who died 

Tuesday, November 3rd, after an illness of several years. Services were held at 1 PM. , 

in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

********** November 12, 1936 

FATHER OF MRS. R. F. BELLIN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY 

Word was received by relatives in Hankinson that Mr. Chas. Nelson, of Moothead, 

father of Mrs. R. F. Bellin of this city, died Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bellin 

were at the bedside, having been ceaied last week. Funeral services were held Tuesday 

afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Bellin, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Witt and Ward Bellin, of 

this city, attended the funeral. 

********** November 19, 1926 

ANDREW REEVES DIED TUESDAY AT NEW EFFINGTON 
Mr. Andrew Reeves, 92 years of age, passed away at his home in New Effington Tues- 
day. Funeral services were held today. Mx. Reeves is a pioneer of Roberts County and 
father-in-law of the newly elected sheriff, Mr. Peter Wickman. 

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MILNOR. .. .Henry P. Foley, old settler and prominent farmer of Hall Township, Sarg- 
ent County, passed away Monday. Another pioneer, CJias , Shank, of Sydna Township, Ran- 
som County passed away Wednesday. 

********** November 19, 1936 

ANTHONY THIEL FUNERAL HELD 

Anthony J. Thiel, 27, died on Thursday at 9 PM in the hospital at Breckenridge , MN., 
following an operation for appendicitis. 

Rev. Father Schneider, pastor of the St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church conducted 
the funeral Requiem High Mass assisted by Rev. Father Salmon of Mooreton, NT5. , and Pev. 
Father Thiel of Wimbleton, NE., a brother of the deceased. Interment was made in the 
Catholic Cemtery. 

Bom Sept. 15th, 1899 at St. Killian, MN., Mr. Thiel received his education in Minn- 
esota and North Dakota, later gradiiated from a barber college in Minneapolis. He barbered 
several years in Breckenridge and St. Cloud, MN. 

Several years ago Mr. Thiel purchased the pool hall and barber shop from Christ Sch- 
ultz which he operated until his death. Mr. Thiel was a comrteous and prominent business 
man and his friendship was known over the entire community. In June of 1933 he was united 
in marriage to Miss Rose Theede of Sonora, ND. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anthony Thiel, his parents, yx. and Mrs. Peter Thiel, 
two sisters, Mrs. Joe Blonigen of Douglais, ND., and Mrs. Albert P^iland of Mantador, five 
brothers. Rev. Father Thiel of Wimbleton, ND., Nick Thiel of Wahpeton, ND., Peter Thiel of 
Douglas, ND. , John and Alois Thiel of Mcintador. 

Pallbearers were Adolph and Frank Theede, Arnold Peiland, Paul, James, and Alfred 
Thiel. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Thiel and to the other members of the be- 
reaved family. ********** November 26, 1936 

FORMER PASTOR'S SON KILLED 
Accident While Making Fire Department Run Cause of Death 

Eugene Kunz, son of a former pastor of the Emmanuel Church in this city, was killed 
while on duty with the Long Beach, CA. , fire department, according to word received from 
the California city. Peistor Kxonz served here cibout the year 1908. The news item is taken 
from the Long Beach, CA. , paper: 

"Eugene H. Kunz, a member of the crew of Engine Co. No. 7 of the Fire Department, 
Hill Street and Linden Avenue, and Secretary of Local No. 372 of the Fire Fighters' Assoc- 
iation, was killed almost instcintly when he was struck by an automobile at Twenty-third 
Street and American Avenue yesterday afternoon. Bert K. Seydel, 62, of 2050 Pasadena Ave. 
was the driver of the car. S. W. T\jbbs and E. 0. Oberg are conducting the police investi- 
gation. The driver was not held'.' 

"According to Seydel and witnesses, the automobile, headed south on American Ave., 
was moving at about 25 miles an hour when the fatal accident occured. Seydel said he did 
not see the pedestrian imtil his body flew by the car." 

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"The victim was taken to St. Mary's Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival. 
The body was removed to the Mottell Morttiary at the request of relatives. An inquest 
will be conducted at 9:30 AM Thursday at the Mottell Chapel." 

"Mr. Kisiz leaves his widow, Nettie, and three children. He had been a fireman since 

April 16, 1929." 

********** November 26, 1936 

LIBERTY GROVE PIONEER DIED 

Mrs. Matt Koidsa died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Franta, 

in Lidgerwood. Deceased was a pioneer of Liberty Grove Township. 

********** November 26, 1936 

AUTO CRANK KILLS BOY 

LISBON. .. .About three weeks ago 19 year old Raymond Schlader, of Lisbon, was struck 

in the head by a crank while starting a car. Last week death relieved the yovmg man's 

suffering, paralytic strokes, epileptic fits and hemorrhages. 

********** November 26, 1936 

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keidel were called to Purham by the death of his sister, I-irs . 
Ed Kegley, Sunday. They returned Monday and will return to Purham Wednesday to attend 
the funeral. ********** November 26, 1936 

CHARLES TISCH PASSED AWAY 
Charles Tisch passed away at Claire City, Nov. 20th, at the age of 79 years. Dec- 
eased was bom on Dec. 9th, 1856, at Mischicott, Kewaune County, WI. 

In the Spring of 1896, Mr. Tisch and family emigrated to Roberts county, SD. , having 
purchased a homestead in ^yJlnesota Township. He weis engaged in farming until 1933, when 
he retired and moved to Claire City. Up to this fall Mr. Tisch had been in good health 
and with the exception of one week in September, had been up and around every day. 

********* * December 3, 1936 

JOHN P. REEDER FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Funeral services for John P. Reeder, Wahpeton city leader and banker, were held 
at 10 o'clock SatTirday morning from the St. John's Church with Father Moen, of Main, and 
Foxhome, MN., officiating. Father Moen, who is a relative of Mr. Reeder, was assisted 
by Fathers Finian and Jande. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. Stores in Wahpeton 
were closed from ten to eleven thirty during the services. 

Mr. Reeder passed away at his home on Tuesday evening, death being caused by a stroke. 
John Peter Reeder was bom in Lake County, Indiana, on a farm November 11th, 1863, and 
grew to manhood there. As a young man, he came to Branden, MN., in 1881 as a school 
teacher to make his way in life in what was then the new west. After a few years, he 
came to Wahpeton, then little more than a frontier settlement. 

********** December 10, 1936 

SARGENT MAN KILLED 

FORMAN Death was the fate of C. J. Otteson, Jr., Satvirday night when the car in 

which he was riding overturned on Highway 46, 3 miles west of Enderlin. Mr. Otteson, 

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had accompanied Harold Olson, owner of the car, to Kathryn and the fatal accident 
occurred on the return trip. Otteson was an employee of the Soo Line. 

********** December 10, 1936 

FONERAL HELD FOR NEW EFFINGTON MflK 
Funeral services were held at the Victor Church Sati:irday for Agner Christopherson , 
who died at Helena, MT. , of pneumonia. 

-********** December 10, 1936 

MRS. SAM DERING DIED WEDNESDAY 
A pall of sorrow was cast over this city Wednesday when our people learned of the 
death of Mrs. Sam Dering, who passed away at the Krump Hospital at 10:30. The cause of 
death was heart trouble. Mrs. Dering has been in poor health for some time, but it was 
not until the past five weeks that her condition became critical. Wednesday morning she 
was taken to the Tlnnnp Hospital and was there but an houx when stricken fatally with 
heeurt toruble. 

Francis Rainey, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. G. Rainey, was bom at Waterloo, bTY., on 
April 26th, 1898, and was thirty eight years old at the time of her death. She moved with 
her parents to Marden Rock, WI., where she grew to womanhood. She came to North Dakota 
in 1918 and taught in Grant County for two years. In July of 1920, she was united in 
marriage to Mr. Sam Dering. They moved to Fargo, where they resided for two years and 
then came to HanJcinson where they have since made their home. Nine children arrived to 
bless their home, all of whom with the husband s\irvive: Gertrude, Everett, Stewart, James 
Elaine, William, Robert, Sam and Frank, the youngest, 6 months old. 

Her parents, of Bellevue, PA., also survive. Mrs. Dering was a loving m.other, and a 
kind neighbor, and the entire city is saddened by the untimely death which will weigh so 
heavily on the immediate family. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at the Congregational Church, 
Rev. Eyrich conducting the service. 

********** December 17, 1936 

FUNERAL HELD FOR VICTOR LADY 
Mrs. John Hull, living near Victor, died Tuesday morning, of heart failure. Funeral 
services will be held at the Wahalla Church at New Effington Friday. 

Deceased was seventy three years old and leaves a husband and grown children to mourn. 

********** December 17, 1936 

ROY VREIM CALLED BY DEATH 
ROSHOT . . . . The people of the coimty were greatly shocked Saturday morning when wires 
flashed the news that Roy Vreim, popxilar clerk of courts officer had passed away at the 
Sisseton Hospital at 1 o'clock AM Saturday, Dec. 5th, 1936, of pneumonia. 

********** December 17, 1936 

NEW EFFINGTON WOMAN'S FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY 
Funeral services for Miss Frances Landberg, of New Effington, were held in New Eff- 
ington Tuesday. The lady was 31 yeeirs old and passed away Sunday. 

********** December 24, 1936 

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RELATIVE OF MES . MOURER KILI£D IN MRNDAN PIT 
Mrs . Andrew Mourer departed Thursday for Mandan to attend the funeral of her bro- 
ther-in-law, Mr. Joe Tohack, who was killed when struck on the neck by a pulley on the 
dipper of a shovel. Tohack operated the shovel in the gravel pit. 

********** December 24, 1936 

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Nulph and E. H. Webster visited with Mr. Webster's uncle and 
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Buck at Fainnount Sunday, whose grandson, Herbert Janke of 
Glenwood, was accidently killed hunting pheasemts on Nov. 6th. He was en^iloyed by the 
Soo Line at Glenwood, MN. ♦*******»» DeceitODer 24, 1936 

MR. FRED SCHMITZ TAKEN IN DEATH 

Fred Schmitz, respected pioneer, passed to his eternal reward Wednesday morning at 
about 8:30. Mr. Schmitz had been in apparent good health until about thiree weeks ago when 
he suffered a heart attack from which he seemed to have recovered, although still confined 
to his bed. Wednesday morning his condition took a turn for the worse, and the Angel of 
Death called him at 8:30. 

Mr. Schmitz was bom in Cologne, Germany, Sept. 14th, 1852. He spent the first thirty 
years of his life on his father's farm in Germany, with the exception of the years 1872-75, 
when he served with the German Army at Posen. In the year 1682 he came to America, going 
to Adrian, MN., where he purchased a farm, where he resided until 1914 when he with his 
family moved to Mamtador where he purchased a fine farm, and where he made his home iintil 
1935 when he moved to Hankinson. 

In January, 1886, he was united in marriage to Mary Stadeny. Eight children were 
bom to bless this union, Fred and Peter, of Mantador, (Josephine) Mrs. Henry Dressen, of 
Vlilmot, MN., Lizzie at home, William, of Halliday, ND.; Joseph, of Glasgow, MT. , (Mairy 
Theresa), Sister Baptista, of the Order of St. Benedict, at Hoven, SD.; Lena who is a 
registered nurse at Detroit Lakes, MN. , and John, at home, all of whom, with their mother, 
survive to mourn their loss. 

In the business and civic life of the community, Mr. Schmitz always took an active 
part and for fifteen yecirs he was school clerk at Adrian and he served for 8 years as a 
member of the Wilmot board of Supervisors. He was one of the organizers of the Wilir.ot 
Fire Insurance Co., of which he was a director. He also served on the school board at 
Mantador. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at the Sts. Peter and Paul's Church 
in Mantador. The sympathy of the entire commimity is extended the family in their poig- 
nant sorrow. ♦*♦♦****** December 31, 1936 

CIVIL WAR VETEPAN DIED 

Abraham F. Carey, 91 year old Civil War Veteran of near Wyndmere died Monday week 
after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, with full military honors 
accorded. ********** December 31, 19 36 



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PIONEERS CALLED XN DEATH IN 1936 
+ + + + + + + + + + 

JANUARY .... Robert Hartleben, of west of Hankinson died suddenly. Mrs. Pat Fallen, Elma 
Township pioneer died in Minneapolis. Mathias Bernard, Richland Pioneer, died at 
his Tyler home . 

FEBRUARY .... Joe Benson, State Line feurmer, succumbed. John Womer, pioneer of Creat 

Bend, died at his Wheaton, MN., home. Miss Dora Pankow, passed away after ten week's 
illness. After 56 years in Richland County Frank Hohenstem died at his Mantador home, 

MARCH .... Mrs. Sievert Ostby, pioneer mother, died near Hammer on Sattirday. Mr. Wm. 

Knaeik, prominent fairmer, died of pneumonia. John Beling, of Great Bend, died of a 
heart attack. Mrs. August Johnson died at her State Line home. Wm. Witt, respected 
HaJikinson citizen, passed away, cind Alfred Witt died in Watertown, WI. Mr. Emil 
Koppelman, Richland Pioneer, was taken home; Henry Ford died at his Stiles home. 

APRIL .... Mrs. Carl Pribbemow, Greendale Township woman, died of a heart attack. Mrs. 
John Voss, La Mars, died. Mr. John Crooks, Greendale pioneer passed away. Mrs. M. 
Ziebart, southwest resident died at Hammer. Mr. John R. Jones, Jr., pioneer rural 
mail carrier succumbed. 

MAY Mrs. Fred Womer, one of Richland's eaurliest pioneers, died. Mrs. Herman Bellin 

died at her home. Mrs. Fred Koppelman died of injuries sustained in fall. 

JUNE .... Funeral held for Mr. Herman Stack at Belford Church. Edward Collins of Fair- 
mount died. 

JULY . Mr. Herman Brummond passed away. Mr. Ted Gereszek was called in death. 

AUGUST . — Chas Stoltenow, prominent Great Bend farmer, died. Mrs. Ed Smart of Mantador, 
died in the Wahpeton Hospital. 

SEPTEMBER .... Mr. Will Oliver, a Roberts county resident died. Gustav Code John, Great 
Bend citizen, passed away. John Birtel and Mrs. Alvina Borchard answered death's 
summons. Mrs. George Oliver, of New Effington, died at the Eital Hospital in Mpls. 
Mrs. Chas. P. Olson passed away at Breckenridge. Wm. Kuehl died at his Hankinson 
home. Theo. Manikowski, Mooreton banker died in Breckenridge. 



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OCTOBER .... The Angel of Death called M. G. Bresneham, Greendale pioneer; Julius 

Brummond, World War Veteran; Elmer Beling, Great Bend man, killed in tractor upset; 
Mr. Augrust Griepentrog died at his Great Bend Home. Hugo Macheel, resident of the 
county for over 50 years passed away. 

NOVEMBER .... Funeral held for Mrs. Walter Bohn of Great Bend. Mr. Anthony J. Thiel, 
of Mantador, died at Breckenridge Hospital. 

DECEMBER .... Mr. Chas . Tisch, of Claire City, died and Mrs. Saw Dering died of a heau:t 

attack. 

********** 

December 31, 1936 



In our chronology of pioneers who passed away last year, we omitted the name of 
f-Ir. Ed Johnson, pioneer of the State Line community. 

January 7, ]937 



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19 3 7 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. BUCKHODSE 
Death Follows Several Weeks; Critical Illness E\meral Wednesday 

Mrs. Albert Budchovise died at the home of her parents in this city Sunday morning 
at 2 o'clock, following an illness which became critical in September. She had attained 
the age of 37 years. 

Sadie Clara Heesch was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Heesch, and was bom on 
a farm southeast of Hankinson on Join. 7, 1900. In the place of her birth she grew to 
womanhood. She attended the school in the district in which her home was located and 
received the rite of confirmation with the Class of 1914 at Emmamuel Evangelical Church 
in this city. 

About six years ago she found employment in Heinkinson and resided in the city. When 
her parents retired from active feurming and moved into town she again made her home with 
them. 

On Oct. 26th, 1932, she was united in marriage with Mr. Albert Buckhoxise. In the 
spring of 1933 the young couple moved on a farm just outside of Hankinson. In July of 
1934 they moved to the Kinn place southwest of Hankinson cind since then have resided there. 
One little son, David William was received into the family by the way of legal adoption. 

Mrs. Buc]diouse had to contend with a physical weakness thruout most of her life, 
it being an after effect of one of the diseases of childhood. Last September her cond- 
ition took a decided turn for the worse. Medical attendion and hospital care were given 
her, but it was impossible to restore her health. 

She leaves to mourn her, her deeply sorrowing husbemd, her aged parents, her little 
son, six sisters, two brothers, and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6th., beginning at 1:45 at 
the home of mourning and being continued at Emmanuel Evcingelical Church. Rev. Eyrich 
officiated at the services. Interment was made at the church cemetery. 

********** January 7,-19 37 

In our chronology of pioneers who passed away last year, we omitted the name of 
Mr. Ed Johnson, pioneer of the State Line community. 

********** January 7, 19 37 

CARD OF THANKS 
We desire to theink those who so kindly assisted and consoled us dviring the illness 
and following the death of our decir husband and father. 

Mrs. Fred Schmitz and family 

********** January 7, 1937 

ROBERTS PIONEER DIED 
HAMMER. .. .Funeral services were held from Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday Dec. 
29th for Olaf Hammer, who died Dec. 25th. 

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Olaf Hammer was bom in Stordalen, Norway, July 10th, 1886. In the fall of 1890 
he iioigrated to the United States. He homesteaded on a farm seven niles southwest of 
Veblen, SD. For the greater part of Roberts County^ territory, Olaf Hammer worked on 
farms in the northern part of Roberts County. 

********** January 7, 1937 

LIDGEIWOOD WOMAN DIED 

Funeral services were held, at 10 AM Wednesday for Mrs. Frank Prasak, 44, who died 
December 26th at Fergus Falls Hospital following an operation. Services were in St. 
John's Catholic Qiurch with Rev. John Kulczyk officiating. Burial was in the Catholic 
Cemetery. ********** January 7, 1937 

STATE LINE PIONEER DIED FRIDAY 
Funeral for Mrs. M. Meyer Held in Church She Helped to Organize 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer were deeply saddened to learn of the 
passing of Mrs. Meyer, which occurred at her home about 6 miles northwest of Hammer on 
Friday of last week. Mrs. Meyer was one of the older residents of this vicinity, having 
lived upon the same farm where death now came to her, since the year 1897. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13th, beginning at 1:30 
o'clock at the house of mourning and being continued at St. Paul's Evangelical Church. 
Interment was made in the cemetery of St. Paul's Church. Rev. Eyich officiated at the 
services. The syii5>athy of many friends goes out to the bereaved family. 

Anna Risina Plath weis bom in Budsen, Posen Province, Germany on Jan. 17th, 1864. 
In the place of her birth she grew to young womanhood. In the year 1883 she came to Am- 
erica with her brother Augrist. They came at first to Slayton, MN., where she remained 
only a few months. She then went to Mountain Lake, MN., where she was employed in the 
household on a large ranch for several years. There she met Martin Meyer, who was fore- 
man of that ranch at the time. Later she made her home for a short time at Windon, MN. 

On July 17th, 1887, she was vmited in marriage with Martin Meyer at Jackson, MN. 
The young couple established their home near Wood Lake, MN., where they lived about ten 
years. In 1897 they came to South Dakota and settled on the farm which v/as to-be the home 
of the deceased for the remsdjider of her life. At that time a small group of Christian 
people met to worship in a little school near the Meyer home. This group, which later 
developed into St. Paul's EvangeliczJ. Congregation, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer joined and they 
have been members of this congregation since that time. Mrs. Meyer was also a charter 
member of the Ladies' Aid of this congregation, and entertained the Aid in her home at 
its last meeting. 

Early in the morning of Dec. 31st, 1936 Mrs. Meyer was taken seriously ill. Medical 
aid wsls svxm.oT\e.d at once, a nurse provided and every possible care given her. In spite 
of every effort, life ebbed away and at a few minutes past 5 o'clock in the afternoon of 
Friday, Jan. 8th, 1937, she passed into Eternity. 

She leaves to mourn her loss: her deeply sorrowing h\isband, Martin Meyer, four sons, 
William, who lives near Hankinson, Fred who lives near Sisseton, SO., Henry, who lives 

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in Cozad, NE., and Ferdinand, whose home is with his father: three daughters; Mrs. 
Lotiis Kutter of near Hankinson, Mrs. Albert Bellin of Han)cinson, and Mrs. John Benson 
of New Effington, SD.; two brothers: William Plath of Wood Lake, MN., and August of 
Detroit Lakes, MN.; one sister, Mrs. Henrietta Henke of Hankinson; 30 grandchildren, 6 
great grandchildren, other more distant relatives and many friends. 

********** January 14, 19 37 

RETIRED SOO MAIL CLERK DIED 
Frank Adams, mail clerk on the Soo Line for many years, died Friday morning at Bis- 
marck. He was about 44 years of age. About two years ago Mr. Adams retired from his 
duties and had made his home in Bismarck. During the many yeeirs he had served as mail 
clerk he became acquainted with people along the Soo who sadly regret his untimely passing. 

********** January 14, 19 37 

FUNERAL HELD FOR EX-SERVICE MAN 
Fred Rothgaber, former resident of Hankinson and an ex-service man, died in 
Grafton, ND., Saturday, a stroke causing death. The body was shipped to Hankinson where 
funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the V7ipperraan Funeral Home by Rev. 
Eyrich- 

Fred Rothgaber was bom in 1894, and after attaining manhood assisted his father in 
the carpenter business. In 1918 he joined the United States Army and saw service in 
France, returning in 1919. In 1923 he went to Fargo where he worked for Wm. Blackstrand 
Construction Co., as tile setter, and he was engaged in this line of work when death 
occurred. 

Surviving sire: his mother, Mrs. John Rothgaber; Hankinson. Six sisters: Mrs. 0. J. 
Matson, Hoffman, MN.; Mrs. Louise Baldwin, Milwaukee, t'fl., Mrs. Julia Graham, Columbus- 
ville, MI.; Mrs. J. Zimmer, Neenah, WI.; Mrs. G. Winefeldt of Hankinson, and one brother, 
Walter, in the Larrimore C. C. C. Camp. 

********** January 14, 1937 

MRS. ELI POWER CALLED IN DEATH 
Pneiunonia Develops While in Minot Hospiteil for Treatment of Cold 
People of this city were greatly shocked Saturday when news reached here of the 
death of Mrs. Eli Power at the St. John's Hospital in Minot. 

Mrs. Power left here the 26th of December and went to New Rockford to visit with 
her sons, John and Charles. She went from there to Carrington to visit with friends and 
while there she was taken ill with a cold and went to the Minot Hospital to receive treat- 
ment. Pneumonia then developed and she passed away at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. 
Her husband, and sons and daughter. Carmen, were with her at the time of her death. 
Jean came Monday to attend the funeral. 

********** January 14, 1937 

MRS. GERMAINE DIED 
ROSHOLT. .. .Funeral services for Mrs. Emery Germaine were held at St. Nicholas 
Church at this place last Saturday, Rev. Fr. Engelhardt, officiating. Interment was 

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made at the Catholic Cemetery north of town. 

********** January 14, 1937 

■ HOFFMAN FDNERAL 
MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hoffman accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hoffman 
and son, Vernon, retiimed from Renville, MN., Tuesday evening after attending the fun- 
eral of Mr. William Hoffman, Sr. , and visiting with relatives cind friends. 

********** January 14, 1937 

OLD SETTLER'S FUNERAL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 
Funeral services for M. M. Borman, Richland County pioneer settler was held at 
the Lutheran Church in Abercrombie Wednesday. Mr. Borman died Monday. 

********** January 14, 1937 

MRS. JOS. GULLY DIED TUESDAY 
Mrs. Joseph Gully, 78, who resided 1*3 miles south of Stiles, passed away Tuesday 
at the farm home. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband and three sons, Nick, 
Frank and George and one daughter. 

Funeral services will be held at Lidgerwood Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Fr. 
Duerr will conduct the services. 

********** January 14, 1937 

FATHER OF MR. MELCHER DIES 
Mr. A. H. Melcher received a telegram Tuesday morning from his sister, Lillle Hille, 
of Glendale, CA., which told of the death of Mr. Melcher's father, who passed away that 
day at the age of 94 years. ********** January 28, 1937 

Mrs. Harrison Williams left for Cherryvale, KS., last Thtirsday to attend the funeral 
of her brother, who died in Chicago, and who's body was shipped to his mother's home in 
Cherryvale for biirial. While Mrs. Williams is away, her daughter, Frieda, is staying 
with neighbors. ********** Janiiary 28, 1937 

MRS. L. McILWAIN DIED SUNDAY 

Mrs. Letitla Mcllwain, mother of D. S. Mcllwain, Sr., of Wahpeton, formerly of 
this city, passed away in Minneapolis Sunday at the age of 81 years. Mrs. Mcllwain made 
her home here with the Mcllwain family years ago and during her stay here made many 
friends who will leeum with regret of her passing. She went from here to Chinook, MT., 
where she made her home until a year ago when she went to Minneapolis . She leaves to 
mourn their loss, besides Mr. Mcllwain of Wahpeton, one son, Robert, Jr., of Minneapolis 
and two daughters, Miss T. W. Renfrew of Harvey, ND., and Mrs. O. K. Walker of Chinook, 
MT., and one brother Dave S. of Oshkosk, WI. 

********** January 28, 1937 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
FAIRMOUNT Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson went to Enderlln Thursday to attend the fun- 
eral of Mrs. Anderson's mother. During their absence Mr. S. A. Wilson looked after Mr. 

Anderson's duties at the Soo Line roundhouse. 

********** January 28, 1937 

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LAMARS — .Mrs. 0. M. Minar received the sad news that her mother had passed 
away on Th\irsday after aji illness of only a few days. Hrs. Bender had spent two weeks 
here visiting her daughter last September and was in excellent health. Because of 
blocked roads and extreme cold weather, Mrs. Minar was uneible to attend the funeral, 
which was held at Lanark, IL., where the family resides. 

********** January 28, 1937 

LEAVES FOR FUNERAL 

On Saturday afternoon Mr. Fred Bickerdike received a telegram from Griggsville, IL. , 

saying that his aged mother had passed away that afternoon. She was 91 years old and was 

able to be around until recently. Mr. Bickerdike left on Saturday evening for Griggsville 

to attend the services. 

********** January 28, 1937 

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR INFANT VIRGAL FRANZ 

Little four and one-half months old Virgal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz, 

died at his home in this city Wednesday morning at 2:30 o'clock 

Funeral services will be held at the Luthercin Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock 

with Rev. Klausler conducting the services. The service will be preceeded by a service 

at the home . 

The little child is survived by the parents and five brothers and sisters . 

********* * February 4, 1937 

NO SMOKING 

For the third successive session the Legislature has effected a repeal of the law 

which forbids smoking in restaurants, dinning cars and what-have you, in North Dakota 

something which, as it may surprise some people, has been against the law for a long time. 

********** February 4, 19 37 

LITTLE JIMMY MELBY DIED AT TURTLE LAKE 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witte received the sad word Sunday that their grandson, Jimmy 

Melby, had passed away that morning at his home in Turtle Lake, ND. Jimmy was 11 years 

old on May 5th, 1936. Fimeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Catholic 

Church at Turtle Lake. 

The Melbys resided here until 193C when they moved to Turtle Lake. Besides his 

parents, Mjt. and Hrs. Elmer Melby, he leaves one sister, Mary Ann. They have a wide 

circle of friends here who join in extending them heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement. 

********** February 4, 1937 

MRS. E. J. LEACH DIED 

Mrs. E. J. Leach, one of the early resident of Havana, where she had lived for over 

fifty years, died last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I«ola Leach Hyde, at Los 

Angeles, CA. , after a brief illness. 

********** February 4, 1937 

STATE. .. .COGSWELL. .. .The community was shocked yesterday morning to learn of the 
accidental death of Joe Zacer (? - hard to decipher) from carbon monoxide gas. The 

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accident occxirred on his farm about 9 miles northwest of Cogswell. His body was 
foijnd by his wife about 4:30 and it is believed he had been dead about cin hour. 

********** February 4, 1937 

MBS. CLAY WARD DIES ON SATTODAY 
ROSHOLT.. . .Mrs. Clay Ward, Rosholt, SD. , passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital Sat- 
urday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She was 69 years old. Funeral services will be held at 
Rosholt Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Nazarene Church. Burial will be made 

in the church cemetery. ********** „^ ^,«,., 

1 ********** February 4, 1937 

JOHN DICKMAN DIED 

LIDGEIMOOD Punercil services were held this morning at 10 AM., in St. Boniface 

Catholic Church for John Dickman, 86, who died at 9 PM, January 24th at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Bonzer, Burial weis in the Catholic Cemetery. 

********** Febrviary 4, 1937 

FUNERAL HELD FOR E. C. GORDON 
Great Bend Man Died Monday From Heart Attack 

Mr. E. C. Gordon, prominent farmer residing near Great Bend, died at his home Mon- 
day evening, death being due to heart failure. Mr. Gordon was sitting in a chair listen- 
ing to the radio, when he was stricken, and passed away before medical aid could be sec- 
Tired. 

Funeral services will be held at the church in Great Bend on Friday. Due to the 
blocked roads we were unable to secure an obituary for this week. 

********** February 11, 1937 

LIDGEIWOOD MAN DIED SUNDAY 

Early on Sunday morning, Feb. 7th, at his home about four miles southwest of Lid- 
gerwood, occurred the death of Julius Ebel, one of the early settlers of this part of 
the state and well known throughout this community. 

Mr. Ebel was bom in Germany, but came to America in the year 1883. He at once 
came to Dslkota Territory cind settled here at Hankinson, being employed by the late Mr. 
Hemkinson as an overseer for his farm operations. 

On January 10, 1891 Mr. Ebel was united in marriage to Miss August Stark. In 1884 
the Ebel family removed to the farm near Lidgerwood, which has been their home since 
that time. 

Mr. Ebel has been ailing for months with con^slications of age, and passed away at 
12:30 Sunday, at the age of 79 years and 2 days. 

He leaves to moiuni him, his sorrowing widow, Mrs. Augusta Ebel, two sons, Paul, of 
Moose Lake, MN. , and Theodore at home, five daughters; Mjts . Anna Buchholz, of Baldwin, 
ND., Mrs. Ida Boehning, of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Hedwig McPhee, of Bismarck, Mrs. Elsie 
Karing, of Moose Lcike, MN. , Mrs. Agnes Funfar, of Wahpeton; one brother, C. H. Ebel, of 
Lidgerwood, one sister, Mrs. Anna Seehafer, of Corvallis, OR., and other relatives. 

Funerad services were held at St. John's Evangelical Church in Lidgerwood on Wednes- 

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day afternoon of this week. Rev. Eyrich officiated. 

********** February 11, 1937 

MOTHER OF TEN DIED WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Otto Voeltz, a resident of the city of Hankinson for nearly 37 years, passed 
away at the Krump Hospital on Tuesday afternoon of this week, after a long illness. 

Dorothea Frieda Heesch was bom at Plainyou, lA. , on April 24th, 1884. She was the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William -Heesch. Her father is a resident of Hankinson, her mot- 
her passed away when Dorothea was about 10 years old. 

In the year 1900 Mrs. Voeltz came to North Dakota and lived with the family on a farm 
southeast of H2inkinson. She received the sacraiment of Holy Baptism and the rite of confir- 
mation in Emmanuel Church in this city. Rev. Walther being the official pastor. Cn Novem- 
ber 18, 1907, she was united in marriage with Mr. Otto Voeltz. Twelve children were bom 
to this imion, ten of whom survive their mother, two have preceeded her in death. The sur- 
viving children are: Mrs. Edna Claiissen of Phoenix, A2., Harold and Arthiir of Hankinson, 
Dorothy of Phoenix, AZ., Avenell, Phyllis, Howard, Lois, Jean and Raymond at home. 

The last illness of Mrs. Voletz dates from the latter part of last summer. Since that 
time she was almost continxially confined to her bed cind during most of that period she has 
been in the hospital at Wahpeton. She returned to her home the latter part of January. 
A little more than a week before her peissing she was taken to the Krump Hospital, where 
death came to her at 3:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Feb, 9th, 1937. She attained the 
age of 52 years, 9 months and 16 days. 

In addition to the immediate family she leaves to mourn her parents, Mjt. and Mrs. Wm. 
Keesch, of Hcinkinson, five sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren and other relatives 
and friends. 

Funeral services are to be held on Friday afternoon, Feb. 12th, beginning at 1:30 
o'clock at the hoiose of mourning and being contined at Emmanuel Church. Rev. Eyrich will 
officiate at the services. 

********** February 11, 1937 

NELS J. WALLIN DEAD 

LIDGEFWOOD. .-. .Funeral services were held Saturday in the Methodist Church for Nels J. 

Wallin , who died on after a lingering illness . 

********** Febrriary 11, 19 37 

FATALLY INJURED 

MILNOR. .. .Richcird Gronlie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Gronlie of this city, 
was fatally injured in an automobile accident east of Thompson Falls, MT., Saturday, when 
he and Don Larson, were on their way to Missoula. 

Publicity of automobile fatalities may cause the public to drive more carefully. 

********** February 11, 1937 

PIONEER WOMAN DIED 

WHITE ROCK.... Mrs. Clay Ward, one of the earliest settlers of White Rock Township, 
passed away at a hospital in Wahpeton last week. She leaves her husband and several 

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children. Mr. V7axd was a covmty commissioner in the early days cind the family have been 
prominent in civic and political affairs since the county was first settled. 

********** Febmary 11, 1937 

HAMMER GIRL DIED 
Miss Bordella Rasen, of Hananer, died in Minneapolis Friday, at the age of 19 years. 
Funereil services were held at the Hammer CSiurch with Rev. Hoaglund officiating. 

-********** February 11, 1937 

WM. VriTT DIES IN WAHPETON TODfty 
Mr. Wm. Witt, of Weihpeton, passed away Thursday morning in the Wahpeton Hospital, 
death following an operation he underwent several days ago. 

He leaves to mourn their loss, besides his wife, one son. Otto and two daughters, 
four sisters, Mrs. Albert Lorenz, Mrs. Jtilius Rossow of HanJcinson, ND. , and Mrs. L. C. 
Jentz of Sierra Madre, CA. , and Mrs. John Schwankl of Breckenridge, MN. Three brothers, 
Charles and Frank of this city and Ernst of Wadena, MM. 

********** February 11, 1937 

BROTHER OF MRS. AIBERT ERB DIED IN WISCONSIN 
Mrs. Albert Erb received the sad news Sunday that her brother, Mr. Albert Sonnenberg 
of Melrose, WI., had passed away at his home there. Funeral services were held Wednesday 
at Melrose. Mrs. Erb was unable to attend the ftineral. 

********** February 11, 1937 

MONROE HANLON DIED SATURDAY 
Burial Will Be Made At Pollack, SD. , Beside Son 
In the very prime of his life, death came to Monroe Hanlon of this city last Saturday, 
after a brief illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hanlon and was bom in Grants- 
berg, WI., on Feb. 10th, 1893. He turned to railroading as his life's occupation and was 
employed as a brakeman when he was nineteen years of age. In due time he was advanced to 
conductor and held this position at the time of his death. 

During the World V7ar, Mr. Hanlon served overseas in the A. E. F. On Jan. 25th, 1920, 
at Pollack, SD., he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Holmes. One son wa? bom to 
this rjnion, but he preceeded his father in death, passing away about 5 years ago. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hanlon have been residents of Hankinson for the last five years. During 
this time they have made many friends among the citizens of Heinkinson. Mr. Hanlon passed 
away at his home here on Satxirday, Feb. 13th, 1937, at the age of 44 years emd 3 days. 

Ke leaves to mourn him, his deeply sorrowing wife, his aged mother, who lives in Bell- 
ingham, WA., one brother, Allen E. Hanlon, also a conductor at Minneapolis, MN., one sister, 
Mrs. Lee Joiner at Ida Grove, lA, other relatives and many friends. 

Brief services were conducted by Rev. Eyrich at the Wipperman funeral home in this 
city on Monday afternoon, Feb. 15th, at 2 o'clock. The remains were entrained on Wednes- 
day morning and taken to Pollock, SD., where they were intered beside the grave of the son. 
The sympathy of the community goes out to the relatives in their sad bereavement. 

********** February 18, 1937 

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JOHN ZENTGRRF DIED IN WAHPETON 

Word was received in this city yesterday telling of the death of Kr. John Zentgraf , 
who passed away in Wahpeton Monday night, following an illness of two months' dtiration. 

********** February 18, 1937 

PDSHOLT CITIZEN DIED SUDDENLY 
K. Nelson, of Rosholt, died at the Breckenridge Hospital last Friday 
Mr. Nelson had been a very active business Toan and besides conducting a large farm, 
was secretary of the Farmers Elevator Co., the Rosholt Telephone Con^jany and the Consumers 
Co-op Oil Co., of Rosholt, three large concerns. The success of these concerns was largely 
due to the wise direction of Mr. Nelson, who took great interest in all of them. He was 
also director of Rosholt Commxinity Bcink. 

********** February 18, 1937 

MRS. MARy POWERS DIED IN WISCONSIN 
Word received here this week tells of the death of Mrs. Mary Powers, who passed away 
at Wilson, WI., Friday. Mjs. Powers was the mother of the late Dr. F. H. Powers, emd made 
her home with him in this city until his death a few years ago. Details of her death, 
which grieves her many trvie friends in this city, are not avciilable. 

********** February 18, 1937 

FRANK BUSTA DIED 
LIDGERWOOD. . ..Funeral services were held Wednesday last for Frank Busta, Sr., 76 year 
old pioneer farmer, who died at his home after a lingering illness. Mjts. Thomas Black 
officiated at the service. ********** February IS. 1937 

OLD SETTLER DEAD 
KDSHOLT . . . . Ole Ostlund died suddenly at his home in New Effington last Sunday week. 
He was cibout the place and was found near the door of his home, having suffered a stroke. 
He was one of the old settlers of Roberts Covinty. 

********** February 18, 1937 

DEATH BY FREEZING 
SHELDON John Woods, 67, long time resident of Venlo, met death by freezing Satur- 
day last. He left home atnd walked 2'3 miles to town where he spent the day. He stcirted 
back at 1:30 and became lost. Death ensued. 

********** February 18, 1937 

GREAT BEND. .. .Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist 
Church in Breckenridge for E. C. Gordon. He was buried in the Fairview Cemetery at Wah- 
peton. Mr. Gordon had farmed in the Breckenridge and Wahpeton vicinity for over 20 years. 
He had farmed in Brandenburg Township the past eleven yeairs. 

Mr. Gordon was bom April 30th, 1869 at Baraboo, WI . He leaves to mourn, his wife, 
two daughters, Mrs. Fred Kitlesland of Mellette, SD. , and Jessie at home, four sons. Earl 
C, Jr., Kenneth, Walter and George, all of Great Bend. The deepest sympathy goes to the 
bereaved family from this community. February 19, 19 37 

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WM. H. WITT OBITUAIOr 

Funeral services for Wm. H. Witt who died Thursday morning at the Wahpeton Hospital 
at the age of 67 vrais held Monday afternoon from the Inananuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton 
at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. J. Becker officiating. Death occrjrred at 1:30 o'clock Thurs- 
day morning cmd followed two weeks of treatment at the Wahpeton Hospital and surgical 
treatment early last week. 

William Henry Witt was bom- Oct. 26, 1869 in Mecklenberg, Germany. He came to America 
with his paorents when he was 5 years old. The family settled first in New York. There he 
received his education and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith, later the family moved to 
Belle Plaine, MN. Mr. Witt came to North DeUcota estaiblishing his home in Barney Tovmship, 
and in 1925 they moved to Wahpeton. He was married on Oct. 6th, 1896, to Miss Minnie 
Hohenstem . 

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Gust Simdom of Barney, Mrs. Wm. 
Lundgren of Wahpeton, one son. Otto Witt of Center Township, eleven grandchildren. He also 
leaves to mourn four sisters; Mrs. Louis Jentz, Mrs. Albert Lorenz, and Mrs. Julius Rossow 
all of Hainkinson and Mrs. John Schwcindl of Breckenridge and three brothers, Chas . and Frank 
of Hankinson and Ernest of Wadena, MN. 

********** February 18, 1937 

FRANK RIBA, 72, DIED TUESDAY 

Genes eo. .. .Fr«ink Riba, well known Geneseo farmer, died at 7 PH., February 16th, in his 
farm home one day after his seventy second birthday. He had been ill several months. 

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Saturday in the Catholic. Ch\u:ch in Geneseo with 
Rev. Kupka officiating. ********** February 25, 1937 

MRS. HUGO MACHEEL FUNERAL FRIDAY 
Pioneer Woman of Richland County Died at Home Tuesday 

A well known citizen of Hankinson and one who had made her home here for a long 
time was called to her eternal reward on Tuesday of this week, in the passing of Mrs. 
Hugo Macheel. Mrs. Macheel and her late husband came to Hankinson in 1892 and were well 
known to a large number of people in the surrounding community. 

Eiaily Schuett was born in the Province of Pommerania, Geirmany on Nov. 20, 1865. 
When she was six years old her parents came to America, settling at first at Juneau, WI. 
Later they moved to Great Bend, ND. On Sept. 30th, 1886, she was united in meirriage to 
Mr. Hugo Macheel, the wedding talking place at Great Bend. They spent the first years of 
their married life on a farm near Lidgerwood. In 1890 they moved into Lidgerwood and in 
1892 to Hankinson. Mr. Macheel conducted a store here for many years. 

On Sept. 30th, 1936, Mr. and Mrs. Macheel observed their fifthieth or Golden Wedding 
Anniversary. Only immediate relatives auid a few friends participated due to the fact that 
Mr. Macheel was ill and confined to his bed. On Oct. 23rd, 1936, Mr. Macheel passed away. 
A few weeks later Mrs. Macheel went to l^nneapolis to spend the winter with her daughters 
there. It was hoped that this visit would restore her health and spirits. But shortly 
before Christmas she was taken ill and since then has gradually declined. On Feb. 16th, 

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she suffered a paralytic stroke. In accordance with her wish she was brought home, 
cirriving hexe Feb. 18th. On Tuesday morning, Feb. 23rd, 1937, at 6:30 o'clock, she passed 
into Eternity. She attained the age of 71 years, 3 months and 3 days. 

She leaves to mourn her; ten daughters, Mrs. Minnie Schmidt and Ella Macheel of Minn- 
eapolis; Mrs. Edith Walsh of Lidgerwood; Mrs. Erma Polda of Hankinson; Mrs. Agnes Macheel 
of Hankinson; Mrs. Bertha Kent of Washington; Miss Antoinette Macheel of Hankinson; Mrs. 
Esther Pelky, Mrs. Adelaide Moc«:e, and Mrs. Pearl Nehotte, all of Minneapolis; a son, 
George of Elk, WA. ; a sister, Mrs. Peter Hentz Sr., of Hankinson; three brothers; Frank 
Zietlow of Lidgerwood; Robert of Grand Forks, and Berthold of Great Bend, eight grand- 
children, other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services are to be held on Friday afternoon, Feb. 26th, beginning at 1:45 
o'clock at the house of motiming and being continued at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church 
of which he was a member for many yecirs. Imterment will be made in Emmanuel Evangelical 
Cemetery near this city. Rev. Eyrich will officiate at the funeral. Pallbeaurers are to 
be the same men who served in that capacity at the fimeral of Mr. Macheel on Oct. 25th, 
1936. They are G. E. Packow, William Macheel, Harry Womer, Richard Zander, Howard Cox 
and Alfred Hein. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. 

********** February 25, 1937 

DAN ROBISON DEAD 

White Rock and community was shocked by the death of Dan Robison who died suddenly 
Tuesday morning at 1:45. He had been ill with the flu several days but his condition 
was not considered serious. His father heard him and went to his bedroom and he died 
a short time afterwards. ********** Februciry 25, 19 37 

JOHN WISNEWSKI FUNERAL MONDAY 
GENESEO. .. .Funeral services for John Wisnewski, well known Geneseo resident and 
pioneer settler of Sargent Covmty, who died Feb. 24th in his home following an attack 
of pneumonia were held Monday in Geneseo. Mr. Wisnewski had been improving and was be- 
lieved out of danger. He suffered a heart relapse. Mr. Wisnewski was a veteran of the 
Spanish-American War, serving in the 7th U. S. Calvary. He was well known by many 
Hankinson people. *♦♦•***♦** March 4, 19 37 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. ANDERSON FRIDAY 
Death Came to Faithful Mother March 1st After Long Illness. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at the home at 1:30 PM and at 2 o'clock at the 
LutherEin Chtirch for Mrs. Ernest W. Anderson, who died at her home Monday. Mrs. Anderson 
was taken seriously ill last fall, zuid treatment at Rochester and Britton failed to bring 
back her good health, and after several days of intense suffering she pzissed a\<?ay Monday 
at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 3 days. 

Mrs. Dina Anderson, nee Libakken, was bom March 25th, 1893, northeast of Forman, and 
later was baptized and confirmed in the Norwegian Lutheran Church. On June 9th, 1916, she 
was married to Ernest Anderson at Forman. They imraediatley moved to vrishek, where Mr. 

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Anderson was employed by the Soo, where they resided until about 9 years ago when they 
moved to Hanlcinson. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband and ten children, the youngest but 
four years old; five sisters and seven brothers. In the LibaWcen family of thirteen 
children, Mrs. Anderson is the first to be called in death. 

Mrs. Anderson was a faithful wife and mother, ernd devoted her able talents to making 
hers a model home. During her residence here she became loved and respected by all who 
knew her, and dtiring her entire life was a devoted member of the Lutheran faith. 

********** March 4, 1937 

DEATH ANGEL CALLS 

Mrs. Ivina Barfknecht of Havana, sister of Mrs. Hanneih Heise of this city, died at 
Britton Saturday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Havana. Mrs. Heise and her 
daughters, Mrs. John Peitz and Mrs. Frank Peitz attended the services. 

********** March 4, 1937 

Mr. Anthony Minnehan, of Wahpeton, Uhcle of Mrs. Matt Hammerschmidt, of this city, 
died Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning. Mr. Minnehan was 
a pioneer of Richland County, having farmed near Fairmount until 1921. Four daughters 
survive. ********** March 4, 1937 

MRS. HERMAN STRUBEL DIED IN PORTLAND 

Mrs. Wm. Popp received the sad news that her mother, Mrs. Herman Strubel had passed 
away at her home in Portland, OR., Thiursday evening. Funeral services were held Monday. 
Mrs. Str\:ibel was 89 years old at the time of her demise. 

The Striiiels made their home in Hankinson for a time after moving here from Great 
Bend. Later they moved to Portland, OR., where they have since resided. 

Sijrviving are four daughters, two sons, Mrs. P. P. Thealko of Portland, OR., Mrs. 

William Strubel of Hankinson, now of Long Beach, CA. , Mrs. William Popp of Hankinson, 

Mrs. P. G. Armstrong of Salem, OR., Rudolph Koves of Kensal, ND. , and George Str\abel 

of Portland OR- 

********** March 4, 1937 

MRS. BARFKNECHT' S MOTHER DIED IN WISCONSIN 
Mrs. Paul Barfknecht received the sad news of the death of her mother. Mrs. John 
Pinter of Stanley, WI., on Tuesday. Mr. and Mxs . Barf knecht departed Wednesday morning, 
to attend the funeral to be held Friday morning. 

********** March 11, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT MAN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH 
As a result of a head on collision between the Sveiven truck, driven by Hjalmer Sve- 
iven, of Fairmovuit, and a ceir driven by Dem Lane of Graceville, MN., one person, Hjalmer 
Svieven, was instantly killed and several others injxired, one seriously. The accident 
happened 7 miles southeast of Breckenridge on Highway No. 75. 

********** March 11, 1937 

CHARLES KUGLER DIED 
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GENESEO .... Funeral services were held Thursday in St. Peter and Paul's Church at 

Cayuga, for Charles Kugler, 63 year old Maxboe fanner, who died March 1st. tix. r.ugler 

was bom in Germany in 1873 and came to the United States 57 years ago. Re with his sons 

operated the Lake Tewaukon Dance Pavilion on the east end until it was destroyed by fire 

a couple of years ago. 

********** March 11, 1937 

JOHN RXDELL DIED 

ROSHOLT. .. .Another old timer has answered the call of death.... the summons coming 
for John W. I^dell, at Wahpeton. He was prominent in business in the community and was 
69 years old. ♦*****••** March 11, 1937 

MERGENS LAID TO REST 

FAIRMODNT. .. .Funeral services were conducted in Monterey Vark, CA. , Monday morning, 
Mairch 1st, for the late E. P. (Brown) Mergens, who passed away suddenly at Wilmar, CA. , 
on Friday, Feb. 26th. ********** March 11, 1937 

PETITIONERS OBJECT TO INHOMANITy AT MDORETON 

A large nvimber of farmers and city residents soundly criticized the Richland County 
Welfare Board and County Commissioner Busching, for the inattention given to Mr. Nels 
Nelson, 83 year old pioneer, of Mooreton, before and after his death on Feb. 25th. For 
more than 72 hours the body of this pioneer remained in his hut after death, and accord- 
ing to the petitioners the county physician called too late and failed to send the med- 
icine he promised. In their letter to a Wahpeton paper, the men said further; 

"One wotild think the same consideration would be given this case as other funerals 
throughout the county to say nothing of opening the roads for amusements such as basket- 
ball games which has been done recently." 

Among the signers were: Mrs. Roy Bagg, Math Breuer, Wm. Hoffman, C. J. Pelzl, Jos. 
Hermes, John Althoff, Jos. Reinke, Wallace Mannikowski, Geo. Feneis and 58 others, pro- 
minent in the Mooreton community. 

Mr. Dennison, of the Welfare Board writes that there was too much snow to remove 

^^ ^°^- ********** Ha^ch 11, 1937 

DEATH OF FORMER SOO LINE OPERATOR 
Word has been received by The NEWS from G. Ross Fowler, telling of the death of 
Melvyn H. King, who died on March 8th at his home in South Gate, CA. Mr. King was tele- 
graph operator at the Soo Depot here from 1908 to 1916, and had been ill for about a year. 

********** March 18, 1937 

CHARLES KRAUSE DIED TODAY 
Veteran Rural Carrier Succumbs After Six Months' Illness 
Charles Krause, life long resident of this community, died at his home in this city 
today, following an illness of six months' duration, his condition became critical the 
past week and realizing that the Angel of Death was near, relatives were called Tuesday 
to be at the bedside. He passed away at 1 o'clock. 

Mr, Krause was bom on a farm north of Hankinson, and after attaining manhood came 

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to this city to meike his home. He was en5>loyed as mail carrier in this city for over 
twenty- five years and after retiring two years ago, entered business in this city. 

Throughout his long residence here his kindly and pleasant disposition won for 
him countless friends throughout the entire coinmunity , who are sorely grieved by his 
untimely death. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 o'clock at the home with burial in St. 
John's Cemetery in Bel ford Township. 

An obituary will be published in next week's paper. 

********** March 18, 1937 

ONE KILLED IN SOO WREC3: 
Ernest Anderson Killed In Soo Line Train Wreck VTednesday 
BIG ENGINE DERAILED - FIREMAN CRUSHED NEAR FDLLERTON, ND 

Ten Orphan Children Survive To Mo\anu Loss of Both Parents Within 17 Day Period 

Eocnest W. Anderson, of this city, was killed in a reiilway accident two and a half 
miles west of Fullerton, ND. , last night at 6 o'clock when he was crushed to death bet- 
ween the cab and the boiler, as the engine overturned when it left the rails with fift- 
een freight cars. Death was reported to have been almost instantaneous. 

Conductor Eli Power, of this city, was in charge of the treLin with Wm. Clinton, of 
Bismarck , engineer and Mr. Anderson, fireman. No other injuries were reported by crew 
or passengers. 

The train (No. 250) a mixed freight and passenger, was enroute to Hankinson when 
the accident occurred. The wrecker was called from Enderlin, and left town early this 
morning to clear the wreckage, which is expected to take until late this afternoon. The 
locomotive was one of the larger types. No cause was given for the derailment, but it is 
reported that there were no signs of a broken rail. Chas. Grawe was in chcirge of the 
wrecker which left this morning to clear the track. 

The news of the untimely death of Mr. Anderson comes just seventeen days following 
the death of his wife, who died March 1st, and the tragic accident leaves ten children 
orphans, the youngest being but four years of age. 

Relatives were notified immediately and left leist night for Fullerton to take charge 
of the body. Mr. Anderson was 43 years of age and came to this city nine years ago from 
Wishek, where he was eiq>loyed by the Soo Line. 

Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon with 
Rev. Klausler conducting the services. 

********** March 18, 1937 

^:ANTADOR The six month old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Smart of Moor- 
head, MN., passed away Tuesday morning in their home there. The child suffered from a 
seige of pneumonia. Burial was made here in the Catholic Cemetery. The funeral services 
were conducted by Rev. Father Schneider of St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. 

********** March IS, 19 37 



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GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Victor Nelson received word from Paynesville, MN., Tuesday 
morning that her father, Mr. Fred Kohlhoff died Monday night. 

********** March 18, 1937 

JACK Mcdonald's sister died 

Jack McDoneuLd received the sad news last week that his sister, Mrs. Jean Eastman had 
passed away at her home in Sain Francisco, CA. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Kpls . , 
Mr. McDonald attending. ;********* j^ch 25, 1937 

BROTHER OF MRS. FRANCES KUEHL PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Frauices Kuehl received the sad word last Thursday that her brother, Hugo Strv±i, 
56, of Moorhead had passed away. Death came at 2:30 Thursday morning following a heart 
attack. Mrs. Kuehl left the same day to attend the funeral which was held Saturday morn- 
ing from the Moorehead Catholic Qiurch. She returned here Saturday afternoon. Mr. Strub 
was employed as a linotype operator for the Fargo Forum, being employed there for many years . 

********** March 25, 1937 

CHILD SUCCUMBS OF PNEUMONIA 
Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Kretchman Passed Away 
Marshall, 5h months old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Kretchman passed away Tuesday night 
at 10:40 the cause of his death being pneumonia. The little one was taken ill on Simday 
the 14th, and on Wednesday was moved to the Dr. Beithon Hospital rooms where he passed 
away Tuesday. He was bom October 6th. He leaves, besides his parents, two brothers, 
David and Paul. The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrowing family. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon with services at 2 o'clock at the 
house and following at the Lutheran Church. 

********** March 25, 1937 

MRS. SHRADER DIED 
ROSHOLT. . . .Mrs. Sam Shrader, living aibout 6 miles northeast of Rosholt, died at her 
home on Wednesday morning, March 10th, 1937, She was well advanced in years. 

She had suffered a severe stroke a few days prior to her death. She was the wife of 
Sam Shrader and was a highly respected and esteemed lady. She was a sister of f'jr. Steve 
Henderson. ♦•♦******* March 25, 1937 

HAMMER. .. .Erick Serenson eind Mr. Olson of near Madison came here last week to attend 
the funeral of Herran Olson and also visit at the home of Henry Johnson. Mr. Serenson is 
an uncle of Mr. Olson and a cousin of Mr. Johnson. 

********** March 25, 1937 

CHARLES H. KRAUSE 

Charles Herman Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Krause, was bom in Belford 
Township, Pichland County, ND. , on Aug\ist 7th, 1689, and passed away at his home in Kank- 
inson on the 18th day of March, 1937, after about six months' illness. 

On November 23rd, 1910, he was xmited in marriage to Nellie M. Baum and to this lonion 

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were bom two children, the first dying in infancy eind Earl George, who is at home. 

Besides the wife and one son who are left to mourn their loss, are his four sisters; 
Mrs. John Polfuss, Mrs. Gust Polfuss, Mrs. Wm. Weiss and Mrs. Robert Dumke, all of Hank- 
inson, ND. , and two brothers, Mr. Paul Krause, St. Cloud, MN., and Mr. Henry Krause, of 
Hankinson, and a host of friends and relatives. 

Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday by Rev. Klausler and interment 
took place in the St. Johns Cemetery with the services conducted by Rev. Cordts. 

Pallbearers were Edward Krause, Clifford Krause, Art Weiss, Herbert Weiss, Orville 
Miller and George Mauer. 

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dennhardt, Glen- 
wood, MN,, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Baum, Hancock, WI. 

********** March 25, 1937 

HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. George Osteraas, of Claire City, accon^ianied by Mrs. Oscair 
Olson of this place attended the funeral services for the late Mrs. Clifford Markham at 
New Effington last Sunday. *******♦*♦ j^pril i^ 1937 

YOUNG LADY DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON. ,. .Mrs. Clifford Markham passed away Thursday of last week, after a 
long illness, being sick since last f2ai. Fxmeral services were held Svmday. 

********** April 1, 19 37 

FUNERAL HELD FOR HAMMER PIONEER 
Mrs. August Spethman Died After Lingering Illness 
HAMMER, .. .Mxs. August Spethman passed away Thiursday morning at the home of her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. John Roth, northeast of town. 

During the early part of last Oct. she was stricken with a malady that refused to res- 
pond to medical treatment. She was taken to the hospital at Britton, where she spent sev- 
eral weeks , but when her physicians pronounced her case incurable she was , at her own 
request, taken back to the Spethman home, under the care of her daughter, Mrs. John Roth, 
and Mrs. Arthvir Loessin. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the German Lutheran Church, northwest of town. 
Rev. Dreyer officiated. She was laid to rest beside her htisband. 

********** April 8, 19 37 

"BUD" SOLSRUD DIED IN CALIF. 
Word was received in Hankinson the last of last week that "Bud" Solsrud, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Solsrud, formerly of this city, passed away at his home in Placerville, CA., 
of stryptococus pneumonia eind blood poisoning. 

"Bud had a sliver in one of his fingers and did not pay much attention to it for a 
few days when it turned to blood poisoning and then contracted pneumonia and passed away 
Friday, March 19th. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 22nd." 

"Bud" was a resident of this city where his father operated a store at one time. 

********** April 8, 1937 

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MOTHER OF MRS. HERMAN BERG DIED WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Herman Berg received the sad news Wednesday that her mother, Mrs. John Ross of 
Hastings, NE., had passed away at her home there. 

********** April 15, 1937 

SCO CASHIER FUNERAL 
WYNDMERE . . . .With the church filled to overflowing, funeral services were held Friday 
at 1:30 PM in the Wyndmere Lutheran Church for Melvin Loberg, whose death last Monday 
evening came as a shock to this community. For the past eleven years Mr. Loberg has served 
in the capacity of cashier for the Soo Railroad Offices at Valley City and has won for him- 
self the respect and friendship of all who came to know him. 

********** April 15, 1937 

FORMER FAIEMOtINT PASTOR DIED IN MINN. 
FAIRMOUNT. . . .Rev. Samuel Batchelor, former pastor in North Dakota, died at Winnebago, 
MN., aged 76 years. Rev. Batchelor served Fairmount from 1908 to 1910. 

********** April 15, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT. ., .V/ord was received in Fairmount of the death of Mr. Roy P. Nantz, at 
Alexandria, MN. Mr. Nantz will be remembered as a former manager of the Gamble-Robinson 
store in Fairmount. **•**♦**** April 15, 1937 

CITY'S OLDEST PESIDENT DIED 

Another one of the pioneers of this section was called home when John Radke, of this 
city answered the final summons last Saturday morning, after having reached the ripe old 
age of 95 years . Mr . Radke was taken ill about two weeks ago and was moved to the hospital 
for treatment, but his advanced age tended to prevent recover. On March 17th, the grand- 
children and children gathered here to help him celebrate his 95th birthday cinniversary . 

John Radke was bom in Pommerania, Germany, on March 17, 1842 and was married to 
Henrietta Mallow in Jime of 1869. They emigrated to America on May 3rd, 1870, first settr 
ling at Watertown, vrc., cind came west to Richland County in March of 1880, settling near 
Great Bend. 

Throughout his many years' residence here he suffered the hcirdships of the pioneers 
but with indomitable courage faced the problems and conquered them. He with his neighbors 
operated a flat boat on the Red River in early days for the purpose of delivering and haul- 
ing supplies. In the diphtheria epidemic in the winter of 1887-88 they lost five children 
to the disease in a two months' period. In 1907 he with his wife retired from farming and 
moved to Hankinson. In 1933, after sharing nearly 64 yeeirs of wedded happiness, his wife 
passed to her heavenly home . 

Regardless of Mr. Radke 's advanced age, he was extremely active eind only during the 
past year did his infirmities become noticeable. 

Surviving are six children, William of Lidgerwood; Otto, of Hcinkinson; Mrs. Emil Bohn, 
Mrs. (Loiiise) Robert Bohn; Mrs. Philip Womer, all of Great Bend, cind Annie, still at home, 
besides 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

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Funeral services were held Monday from the Lutheran Church, of which deceased was a 
life-long member, Eev. Klausler officiating. 

********** April 15, 1937 

MRS. MARCUS PESCHEL OF V7AHPET0N, DIED 

WAHPETON.. ..Mrs. Marcus Peschel, 71, longtime Wahpeton resident and mother of Father 
Anthony Peschel, of Fargo, died Saturday in Wahpeton from a stroke. 

She had been ill since November. Funeral services were held Tuesday from St. John's 
Church in Wahpeton. Mrs. Peschel, wife of a retired Wahpeton merchant, was bom in Aust- 
ria, Sept. 8th, 1865, her maiden name was Katherine Schwegel. Her family moved to America 
the next year, to farm near St. Joseph, MN. In May of 1886, she was married to Mr. Peschel, 
and they made their home at WaJipeton except for two years at Mooreton. 

Mrs. Peschel leaves, besides her husband, seven sons, Peter, Joseph and John M., at 
Wahpeton; Mark of Breckenridge; Frank, Grand Forks; Cyril, Ogdensburg, NY., Anthony, of 
Fargo; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Hemes, Tyler, ND.; Mrs. Earl Ruddy, Los Angeles and 
Mrs. Paul Schummer, Aberdeen, A daughter. Amy died five years ago. 

********** April 15, 1937 

HAMMER. ... Mr . ctnd Mrs. Lawrence Bremseth accompanied by Mr. emd Mrs. Cle Evenson, of 
Lein, drove to Lowry, MN. , last Saturday where they attended the funeral of a relative of 
the ladies. ********** April 22, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON PIONEER DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON .... Iver Kingen was bom in Minnehaha County, SD. , near Baltic on Dec. 
23rd, 1873, where he spent his boyhood days. He passed away on Friday, April 2nd, after 
a lingering illness, at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 9 days. 

When the reservation opened for settlement Mr. Kringen homesteaded in Enterprise 
Township where he resided until 1932 when the family moved to their present location. 

********** April 22, 1937 

DUERR WOMAN DIED SUNDAY 
Funeral Services Held in Lidgerwood For Mrs . Emil Radlof f 

A Icirge circle of relatives and friends were deeply grieved at the passing of Mrs . 
Emil Badloff , which occurred at the hospital in Breckenridge on Sunday morning, April 
25th. 

Mrs. Radloff's maiden name was Hilda Boehning and she was the daughter of the late 
Julixis Boehning, Sr., and his wife. She was bom on a farm in Duerr Township, southwest 
of Hankinson ctnd grew to womanhood in the commionity. 

On Feb. 13th, 1927, she was married to Emil Padloff at Lidgerwood. After four years 
residence in Lidgerwood, they moved on a farm southwest of Lidgerwood, which has since 
been their home. Mrs. Radlof f was teJcen to the hospital on March 14th, but it was impos- 
sible to stay the course of her malady. 

She leaves to mourn her: her sorrowing hr^sband, three daughters, her mother, seven 
brothers, five sisters, three grandchildren, other relatives and rany friends. 

Funeral services were held at Lidgerwood on Wednesday afternoon of this week at St. 

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John's Evangelical Chiirch. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the ftineral. Interment was made 
in the cemetery of the above chiirch. 

********** April 29, 1937 

FORMER RESIDENTS CALLED IN DEATH 
Mrs . Gilbert Baker Killed in Auto Smashup 
Mrs. Gilbert Baker was instantly killed in an auto accident, Spril 24th, near Moose 
Lcike, MN., according to word received by friends in Hankinson this week. Deceased was the 
wife of Gilbert Baker, operator at the Soo Line depot in Hankinson about 15 years ago. 
Burial services were held at Mandan. Mrs. Baker was a member of the local Royal 
Neighbors. *•****♦»** May 6, 1937 

DEATH OF MRS. CORPRDE 
Fxmeral services were conducted on Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Church in Brecken- 
ridge for Mrs. Anna Corpriie, who died Sunday. She is a sister of Mrs. Mike Ginsback, 

********** jlay 6, 1937 

MRS. PETRICH DIED 
Mrs. Emil Petrich, of Sheldon, lA. , died this morning. The body will be shipped 
here for burial at 2:30 Saturday. Rev. Cordts will conduct the funeral during Rev. Klau- 
sler's absence. ********** Hay 6, 19 37 

JERRY BERGMAN DIED IN NORWOOD 
Formerly Bought Grain For Fanners Elevator in Hankinson 
Miss Alice Bergman, now of St. Paul, writes friends here that her father, Mr. Jerry 
Bergman, died on Saturday in Norwood, MN., death following two strokes. Funeral services 
were held Monday at Norwood. 

Mr. Bergman resided in Hankinson until about 15 years ago, being engaged as buyer at 
the Fanners Elevator Company. 

********** May 6, 19 37 

BENSON GIRL IS KILLED IN AUTO CRASH 
Car Loses Wheel and Overturns With Eight High School Girls 

Miss Delphine Shirley Benson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benson, of New Effington, 
was killed yesterday, when the car in which she was riding upset when a wheel came off, 
while driving about a mile east of New Effington. 

The girl, a Sophomore in the New Effington High School, with eight other girls, went 
for a ride after school, and while out the fatal accident occurred. 

Funeral services will be held in New Effington at 2:30 Sunday, Rev. Haugen officiating 
and in St. Paxils Church neeir Hammer at 4 o'clock, Pjev. Eyrich officiating. 

Surviving are her parents, two sisters and one brother and her grandpaurents , Vir . and 
Mrs. Mcirtin Meyer. Delphine was bom near Hammer, Nov. 10th, 1921, but had spent most 

of her life in New Effington. 

********** May 6, 1937 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Rev. and Mrs. Cordts motored to Browns Valley Wednesday in response to a message 

of the death of Mr. Cordts nephew. „ ■, ^ ,q^7 

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MRS. GEORGE STACK DIED MONDAY 

The old proverb, that the old must die and the yotrng may die, was again proven to 
be true in the passing of Mrs, George Stack, which occurred at the hospital in Britton, 
SD., last Monday evening. Mrs. Stack was in the very prime of life and her passing is a 
severe blow to her sorrowing husbamd etnd children, as well as to a wide circle of other 
relatives and friends. 

Minnie Amanda Anna Stack, nee Westphal, was bom to Mr. and Mrs. William Westphal on 
Jan. 25th, 1896. She was bom on a farm in Brightwood Township aijout one mile north of 
Hankinson. She was baptized in Emmanuel Evangelical Ch\irch eind also confirmed there, grow- 
ing to womanhood in the place of her birth and attending the public school in the city of 
Hankinson. 

On July 8th, 1920 she was united in marriage with Mr. George Stack. They estc±)lished 
their home on a feunn eibout 6 miles west of Hankinson, where they continued to reside 
until May 1st, 1936, when they moved into town. On Oct. 3rd, 1936, they again took up 
farming, this time on a farm cibout 8 miles north of Hankinson, which is now the family 
home. 

Mrs. Stack's health began definitely to decline in March of this year. On April 25th 
she submitted to a minor operation at the hospital in Britton, retiuming to her home here 
on April 27th. Her condition suddenly taking a turn for the worse, she was rushed to the 
hospital again on May 7th. Despite every effort that was put forth to restore her health, 
she passed away at about 7:45 on the evening of Monday May 10th, 1937. She attained the 
age of 39 years , 3 months and 15 days . 

She leaves to mourn her, her husband, George Stack, two daughters. Alpha emd Doris, 
one son, George, Jr., five brothers, Julius of Palermo, ND., Hermcin of WeQipeton, ND., 
William, who occupies the old home place neao: Heinkinson, Arthur of Los Angeles, CA. , and 
Ervin of Fairmount, ND.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Tiegs and Mrs. Elsie Bladow of Hankinson 
and Mrs. Ida Bates of San Diego, CA. , other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon. May 13, 1937, beginning at the 
house of mourning at 1:30 o'clock and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical "Church. 
Rev. Eyrich officiated at the services. Interment was made in Emmanuel Cemetery near the 
city. The heartfelt sympathy of a large nvanber of friends is extended the relatives in 
their bereavement. ********** May 13^ 1937 

ROSHOLT. . . .Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, wife of J. C. Fitzgerald, one of your old 
neighbors, passed away on Tuesday, April 20th, and was buried in Chicago the following 
Saturday. **********^ j^y 13^ 1937 

Claude Burch and son Frank, of Seattle, WA. , visited at the Manley home a few days 
last week. They came here from Culbertson, MT. , where they had attended the fimeral of 
Mrs. Cecil Burch. ********** j^ay 13, 19 37 

ZEP CRASH KILLS 36 AT LAKEHtTRST 

Twenty Passengers, 44 of crew stirvive as Hindenburg explodes. Thirty six persons 

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were killed and many injured as a series of explosions shattered and burned the German 
dirigible air liner Rindenburg when she attempted to moor at Lakehurst, NJ., at the end 
of her first trans-Atlantic crossing of the season. The catastrophe began with an explo- 
sion of the highly inflaBnnable hydrogen geis with which the ship was filled, in one of the 
rear gas cells. 

There were 97 on board. Forty four of the crew of 61 escaped with their lives and 
20 of the 36 paissengers survived. One member of the ground crew died of injviries received 
as he was trying to eud in bringing the great silver liner to eeurth. 

********** May 13, 1937 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Caroline Petrich, nee Krause, was bom on Nov. 27th, 1860, in the Province of 
Posen, Germany. She came to America at an early age, living at Varna, IL. In 1883, she 
was united in marriage to Emil Petrich. Eight children were bom to bless their union. 

They moved to HanMnson, settling on a farm south of town, in 1910, and retired from 
farming in 1922. Her husband died in December of 1935. Since then she made her home 
mostly with her children in Iowa. 

Bedridden since November of 1936, when she had suffered a stoke of apoplexy, she 
passed away Thursday morning. May 6th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eric Petrich, 
Sheldon, lA., at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 8 days. 

Her death is mourned by six surviving children: Mrs. Ernestine VJackerbarth , Melvin, 
lA., Fred Petrich, Shanbom, lA. , Edwaxd Petrich, Rosholt, SD., John, Rosholt, Adolph, 
HanJcinson, Mrs. Alma Petrich, Sheldon, lA., and by 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchild- 
ren, by three stepsons and one half brother. 

The body was brought from Sheldon, lA. , on Sunday morning and the funeral was con- 
ducted at 2:30 from the local Lutheran Church, with Pastor W. H. Cordts in charge in the 

absence of Rev. Klausler. 

********** May 13, 1937 

JOHN GILTNER DIED FRIDAY 

Funeral services for John Giltner who passed away Friday morning at the Wahpeton 
Hospital were held at St. Phillip's Catholic Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. A high 
requiem mass was offered up by Rev. Father T. 0' Sullivan and a German sermon was delivered 
by Rev. Father Duerr, of Lidgerwood. Following the services interment was made in Calvary 
Cemetery. Pall bearers were E. P. LaQua, R. C. Scheller, John Scheller, L. M. Kauer, Seb- 
astian Portner and Domineck Tomayer. 

John Giltner was bom in BrukenthaJ., Atistria and at the time of his death was 92 years 
old. He wcis married in 1871 aind in 1898 he and his wife caune to this country. He made his 
home here until three years ago when he moved to the County Fcirm. He was in apparent good 
health until a couple of weeks ago. He was taken to the Wahpetcn Hospital on Wednesday 
and passed away Friday morning. Death was caused by complications due to old age. His 
wife preceeded him in death seven years ago. The only living relative he has in America 
is a nephew, Martin Jaeger. 

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Mr. Giltner was a fine man and he has a wide circle of friends who v/ill learn with 

May 20, 1937 



regret of his passing. ********** 



MMI KILLED BY TRACTOR 
VKBTiKN .... Trygve Lien, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thor Lien of southeast of Veblen, 
met accidental death when a tractor which his brother was driving backed over his head 
and chest. 

It is said that Martin S. Lien was backing the tractor 1:5) to a disc and Trygve Weis 
standing \;5> so as to couple the disc to the tractor. The clutch of the tractor is said 
to have stuck and the tractor backed over Trygve and the disc and it went on some dist- 
ance before it could be stopped. 

********** j,^y 20, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON.. . .Miss Alice Selness was called to her hone at White Rock on Monday 
due to the death of her father. Alma Rztnson is teaching the intermediate room during 
her absence. ********** I^ay 20, 1937 

JACOB GLASNER DIED MONDAY 

Jacob P. Glasner, pioneer business man and farmer of Hankinson, died Monday at the 
v;ahpeton Hospital, where he was taken after being sticken with illness Saturday. Mr. 
Glasner was apparently in good health until just recently, and his death comes as a severe 
shock to many relatives and friends here. 

Mr. Glasner came to Hankinson in 1895 from Lake City, MN. , and with his brother pur- 
chased the pioneer Brightwood Hotel, which they operated for a number of years. During 
his residence in Hankinson he was honored by the people being elected alderman for two 
terms, a position he served faithfully and ably. In 1922 he moved to Duerr Township, 
where he had since made his home. 

FTmeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philip's Catholic 
Church, Father T, J. Sullivan officiating. Biirial was made in Calvary Cemetery. Pall- 
bearers were: Mike Kinn, Paxil Kinn, Leo Bagtis, Herman Bag\:s, Thomas Gereszek and Joe Bauer. 

Jacob P. Glasner was bom in Belgium, WI., on the 6th day of November 1859, the son 
of Jacob and Margaret Glasner. On May 16th, 1893, he was married to Katherine M. Bast in 
St. Paul. Surviving to mourn are: his wife and nine children, six sons and three daughters; 
Roy J., Ralph E., Ray M. , Lawrence J., Jake, Jr., at home and Edward, of Minneapolis, 
Irene, of Minot, Mrs. M. A. Lundgren, of Minneapolis suid Mrs. Ed Schushke , Jr., of Lidger- 
wood; also five greindchildren, 3 brothers and four sisters, John, of P.osholt, SD. , Will, of 
White Rock, SD. , Frank, Juanita, ND. , Mrs. Katherine Bedding, of Kettle Falls, WA. , Mrs. 
Margaret Kaiser, of Astoria, OR., Mrs. Mary Braun, of Wcihpeton and Mrs. Sarcdi Befort, of 
New Effington, SD. ***♦***»♦* May 27, 1937 

BROTHER OF REV. JOSEPH F. STUDNICKA DIED 

Rev. Father F. Studnicka received the sad news Tuesday of the death of his brother, 
Frank J., of Milwaukee. Father Studnicka is still confined to his bed and was uncible to 
attend the funeral. ********** 14ay 27, 1937 

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GEORGE MACHEEL PASSED AWAY 
Word was received here by relatives of Mr. George Macheel saying that he had passed 
away Monday at Newport, WA. , the caiise of his death being ptomaine poisoning. 

Fraieral services will be conducted at Newport with the American Legion in charge. 
The sympathy of the entire comrnvmity goes out to the sorrowing family. The Macheels 
have suffered the loss of three dear ones in the past six months. Three months to the day 
elapsed between the passing away- of their father and their mother. Ji:ist 2 days short of 
being three months had elapsed when they received word of their brother's death. 

********** May 27, 1937 

DR. R. A. SCHNAKE DIED 
Word was received here of the death of Dr. R. A. Schnake, formerly of this city. He 
passed away at the Brainard Hospital and funeral services were held Monday at McGregor, MN., 
where he has been practicing for the past five years. Burial was in Minneapolis. His 
wife and daughter survive. »♦♦*♦***** May 27, 1937 

ALDA M. MILLER CALLED BY DEATH 
RDSHOLT. . . .Alda M. Miller, pioneer resident and homesteader of Roberts County, passed 
away Saturday, May 8th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. A. Jensen, of Bryant Town- 
ship. ********** May 27, 1937 

FAIRMODNT. . . .Mrs. John Bostrom was called to Minneapolis Thursday for the funeral of 
her mother, "Grandma" Felton. Had Mrs. Felton lived until Tuesday of this week she would 
have attained the ripe old age of 102 years. 

********** j^y 27, 1937 

BROTHER OF J. J. PIGGOTT DIED 

Mr. Wm. Piggott, of Superior, brother of J. J. Piggott, passed away the fore part of 

the week after a lingering illness. Mr. and Mrs. Piggott are spending the s\nnmer at their 

stmaner home at Backus, MN. 4,4,******** „_,„,., 

********** j^y 27, 1937 

GEORGE BAUCH BURIAL MONDAY 

GENESEO. Funeral services were held Monday in St. Martin's ChTirch, Geneseo, for 

George Bauch, Jr., who died May 15th in Phoenix, AZ., after a lingering illness. George 

and his mother went to Phoenix last fall. He was 32 years old. 

********** jyne 3^ 1937 

A. R. ZILLGITT LAID TO REST MCKDAY, MAY 24 

FAIRMOUNT. Funeral services for the late Adolph R. Zillgitt were held from the 

Fciirmotint Methodist Church Monday afternoon. May 24th, with Rev. Wilson Johnstone, of 
Wahpeton, officiating. Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

********** Jme 3, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT Mr. Charles A. Tuttle eirrived in Fairmount early this week from Mich- 
igan, where he had gone to attend the funeral of an tincle. Mr. Tuttle is looking after 
his real estate interests here cind expects to leave later this week for Texas , on his 

return to his home in California. June 3, 1937 

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FORMER RESIDEKT BELIEVED KILLED IN ALASKA SNOW SLIDE 
FORMAN, . . .Word to relatives from his wife in Seattle, WA. , states that her husband, 
John Dyste, a brother of Hans and Christ Dyste and Mrs. Marie Sannes, of Forman, with 3 
or 4 compainions , were, on May 10th, caught aind buried by a snow slide while working in a 
gold mine in Alaska, where they went in the first part of the month. A search party spent 
several days in \iseless work which was finally forced to abandon the effort to locate the 
bodies. .********** june 3, 1937 

ROBERTS PIONEER DIED 
ROSHOLT. .. .Roberts County pioneer Martin Selness, 81, died early Monday morning. May 
10th, 1937, at the Wheaton Hospital at the age of 80 yeairs, 6 months and 16 days. 

********** Jtaie 3, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT MAN DIES ON FRIDAY 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .P. G. Smith, one of the oldest settlers of this community, passed away 
at his home in Fairmount on Friday afternoon. May 25th. Mr. Smith had been in ill health 
the past few months. ♦♦•*♦***** june 3, 1937 

MRS. M. A. WORCESTER PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. M. A. Worcester, of Lidgerwood, passed away at her home Tuesday after a linger- 
ing illness. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and six children. 

********** June 24, 1937 

MRS. MARY MINNEHAN PASSED AWAY IN BRITTON, SD. 
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Mary Minnehan of Pipestone, MN., 
which occurred Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Verne J. Stocking in Britton. 
She was the mother of Mrs. Math Hammers chmidt, Hcinkinson. 

Mrs. Minnehan was bom at Richmond, WI., and was 75 years old at her death. Her 
husband preceeded her in death about 16 years ago and since that time she had made her 
home in Pipestone and was visiting in Britton at the time she was stricken. 

Funeral services were held at Pipestone Saturday morning with interment in the Pipe- 
stone Cemetery. 

Siurvivors besides Mrs. Stocking axe Misses Nellie, Myrtle, Catherine Minnehan and 
two sons. Will, of Cottonwood, MN., and Bernard of Breckenridge , MN., and three other 
daughters, Mrs. Mary Hammersmith, of Hamkinson, Mrs. Tess Quarve of Britton and Myrtle 
of Mitchell. **♦♦♦* ♦*«* June 24, 1937 

THANE FUNERAL HELD IN WAHPETON 
Wahpeton business places were closed from 2 : 30 to 5:30 Monday afternoon during the 
funeral services held for Dr. Benjamin Thane, well known Wahpeton physician and surgeon, 
who was accidently electrocuted by his own fluoroscope Thursday afternoon. Military 
rites were conducted at the armory amd the body was shipped to Arlington Cemetery at 
Washington, DC., the same evening. 

Doctor Thcine was killed while he was conducting an x-ray examination of Jack VThite, 
Breckenridge, Great Northern fireman at 5:40 Thursday afternoon. 

It was during the examination that a blinding flash of light struck. White said 

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that the doctor exclaimed, "Oh My God," and slumped to the floor. The room was pitch 

dark and White had considerable difficulty extracting himself from the machine. The doctor 

breathed heavily and White was hurrying as fast as he could. 

Dr. A. H. Peiswig, Dr. A. M. Thompson, Dr. Leo McMahon of Breckenridge , Dr. J. H. Hos- 
kins and Dr. Louis O'Brien were fovind and came. Others were out on call but came later. 
Thane was kept breathing by artifical respiration but his heart stopped beating an hoxu: and 
a half after the accident. 

Dr. Thane following his service in the U. S. Marine Corps during the World VTar ceime 
to Hankinson where he practiced medicine in 1924. A year later he moved to Wahpeton where 
he made his home until his death. 

********** June 24, 1937 

YOUNG MOTHER DIED 

EDSHOLT. . ..People were shocked when they lejimed that Mrs Robert Akerson (nee Isabel 
Martin) had passed away at a Sisseton Hospital, Sunday evening, June 20th, 1937 at 10 PM. 

She had been treated for a case of tonsilitis, emd came home from the hospital on the 
previous Friday, but as she was not recovering rapidly, she returned to the hospital. 

********** jtdy 1, 1937 

FOBMER RESIDENT DIED IN PORTAGE, WI, 

Mr. Paul Barfknecht left for Ladysmith, WI., Tuesday night where he was called by the 

death of his father, Fritz Bcirfknecht. Mr. Barfknecht had made his home here for two years 

but a year ago he left to make his home with a daughter at Portage, WI., where he passed 

away on July 5th. During his stay in this city he made a host of friends who will learn 

with regret of his passing. 

********** July s^ 1937 

JULIUS DRAEGER DIED YESTERDAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday 

This city and surrounding community were greatly shocked and grieved Wednesday evening 
by the death of Mr. Julius Draeger, who passed quietly away at his home in this city at 
about 8:30. Mr. Draeger, who wets employed on the Great Northern Section suffered from the 
heat while at his work Tuesday. He remained at his home Wednesday and seemed well on the 
way to recovery. Shortly after retiring for the night he was stricken and a physiciein 
summoned, but he passed away scarcely 15 minutes later. 

Deceased was bom April 24th, 1872, in Pommeran, Germcuiy, where he resided until about 
15 years of age, when he moved to Dunsein, Germemy. There he was married to Miss Mathilda 
Yanke, July 21st, 1892. Six children were bom to this union, four of whom survive. 

The Draeger family came to the United States in 1902 and settled in Hankinson. Mr. 
Draeger was employed by the Soo Line for ten years, and for the Great Northern for twenty 
years. He planned to retire after this month. 

Two years ago Mr. Draeger weis injured in an accident near Fairmount and was confined 
to a hospital for many weeks . 

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical Church at 

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2 o'clock with Rev. Eyrich in charge. 

He leaves to mourn: his wife and fotir children, Paul and Mrs. VJm. Fitzgerald, of 
Chicago, Robert of the United States Army, and Oscar at home, and two sisters, Mrs. August 
Stem, of Moorhead and Mrs. Herman Yanke, of this city. 

********** July 8, 1937 

ALBERT ERB FUNERAL FRIDAY 

Death called another Southern Richland County pioneer Tuesday, Mr. Albert Erb, succum- 
bing at his home here following a coi:5)le years failing health, the past three weeks of 
which were critical. Death occurred at 7:45 in the morning. 

Albert Erb was bom in Volzing, Germany, May 25th, 1848. At the age of 16 he came to 
America and located in Norcross, WI. On April 27th, 1861, he was \inited in marriage to 
Mathilda Sonnenberg. 

He came to Richland County in 1885 anA located on a farm near Mantador, where he resid- 
ed until 1914, when he moved to Hankinson where he made his home vmtil his death. 

During his msmy yeeirs' residence in the county and city he became to be respected as a 
fine citizen, one who will be sadly missed by family and neighbors. 

Surviving are his wife and 14 children: Miss Lillian (Edward) Sampson, Adrian, MI., 
Mrs. Rose (Weilter) Squires, Williamston, MI., Miss Clara Erb, Monroe, MI., Mrs. Ida (Charles) 
Brickner, Chesterton, IN., Mrs. Amanda (John) Wall, Oelwein, lA. , Mr. Leonard Erb, Sunny- 
side, WA. , Mrs. Leona (Edward) Krause, Sunnyside, WA., Mr. Wm. Erb, Douglas, Mr. Lous Erb, 
Bran^ton, Mr. Henry Erb, Hankinson, Mrs. Alvina (Matt) Kinn, Hankinson, Adolph Erb, Hank- 
inson, Mr. Charles Erb, Hillsboro, at the present, Mrs. Minnie (Henry) Golta, Havana. Leon- 
ard, Mrs. Brickner and Mrs. Edward Krause will be unable to attend the funeral. 

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Great Bend Friday at 2:30 PM., 
preceeded by a service at the house at 1 o'clock. Rev. Hoy will officiate. 

********** July 15, 1937 

WYNDMERE MAN DIED IN HOSPITAL 

George C. Ottis, 61, Wyndmere beuiker and merchant, who was foreman of the federal 
court jury vrtiich acquitted Gov. William Langer in his third trial at Bismarck in 1935, died 
in a Breckenridge , MN., hospital at 11:55 PM. , Sunday from heart disease. He had been in 
ill health for about a year. 

Bom at Kindred in 1875, Ottis received his early schooling there. He attended 
high school at Rushford, MN. and was graduated (end of article.) 

********** j^y 15^ 1937 

H. C. GULLAND DIES MONDAY 

WYNDMERE Henry C. Giilland passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital Monday morning at 

4:30 following an illness of about two months duration. 

Fvineral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the Normanna Lutheran Church. 

Rev. Overt Skilbred will officiate. 

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Fred Dibbert left Thursday for Belle Plains, MN., to attend the funeral of his Aunt. 

He returned Monday afternoon. ^ ^ 

********** July 15, 1937 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Word received by friends in Hankinson convey the news that Mr. William Rich, formerly 

owner of the Gem Theatre in Hankinson, died the fore part of the week in flppleton, WI. 

He left here during the vax period. 

********** July 22, 1937 

LEAVE TO ATTEND FONERAL 
BELFORD. .. .Mr. Alvin Schubert and daughter, Evelyn, left Monday evening by train for 
Cederburg, WI., to attend the funeral of Mr. Schubert's mother. The news of her death was 
qviite unexpected. ********** July 22, 1937 

GREAT BEND Mr. Robert Ziegelman received word from St. Paul, MN., that his youngest 

daughter, Irma, had died. Funeral services were held Wednesday. 

********** July 22, 1937 

SISSETON MAN FOUtro DEAD 
SISSETON. . . .Al Mindt, truck driver for the Crescent Creamery Co., out of Sisseton, 
was found dead in the road ditch half a mile southwest of Sisseton on 81, Monday morning 
at about 9 o'clock. Circumstances leading up to his death are not just cleax, but it 
seems he was out with other parties and he decided to stay out. The terrific heat was 
probably the cause of his death. **♦**««♦«« j^^y 22, 1937 

FORMER COUNTY OFFICIAL PASSES 

RDSHOLT. . . .Ole E. Lien, pioneer citizen of northern Roberts County and former Cotaity 
official, passed away early Wednesday morning in a Minneapolis Hospital. Word of his 
demise was received by Mrs. A. Arrowsmith, a friend of the family, from relatives of the 
deceased. 

Mr. Lien, who was about 65 yeairs old, was a pioneer resident of Lien Township, where 
he resided imtil 1912, when he was elected to office of County Auditor. After four years 
in this office he was elected County Treasurer, in which capacity he served another two 
terms. ***** ***** july 22, 1937 

TWO DRCWN; OLIVER SAVED 
Hankinson Man Rescued by St. Louis Women Fishing in Nearby Boat. 

Bodies of Two Wahpeton Men Recovered - Men Were Changing Seats When Boat Capized 

Two Wahpeton young men axe dead and a con^ianion from Hankinson, narrowly escaped drown- 
ing in an accident which occ\irred shortly before noon Wednesday on Pomme de Terre Icike north- 
east of Elbow Lake. The men rented a boat and motor from Browns Resort on Point Comfort 
and had gone across the lake to Rustad's Point where it capsized. 

Those dead are Rudolph Raiter and Harold J. Connelly, both of Wahpeton. The survivor 
of the expedition is K. C. Oliver of Hankinson. The latter was operating the motor and 
all three were towards the rear end of the boat. It is not known just exactly what happen- 

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ed, but it seems that Eaiter and Connolly were attempting to change seats and one or the 
other of them evidently lost his balance and caused the boat to overturn, throwing them 
all into the water. None of the men could swim. 

Mrs. A. W. Hebrank and her daughter, Betty Jean, of St. Louis, MO., and Mrs. Evelyn 
Kreuger, of Erdahl were fishing nearby and they immediately started the motor on their 
boat and went to the rescue of the three men. Oliver had been able to get ahold of and 
clung to the overturned boat and .the ladies were able to get him into their boat, although 
he nearly overturned it in the procedxire. The other two men sank from sight before they 
could be rescued. 

The women took Oliver to shore and people at cottages on the lake called to Elbow 
Lake for aid in locating the bodies of the two men that had drowned. A large number of 
citizens responded and soon several boats bejuring people with reikes and hooks were on the 
lake. Raiter's body was recovered almost immediately and Connolly was taken out of the 
water about a half an hour later. 

The place where the men went down vas only about 75 feet from shore. They were. in 
about 8 feet of water and only a short distance from much shallower water. The lake was 
not rough at the time so it is not considered that high waves had anything to do with over- 
turning the boat. 

The capsized boat was propelled by a motor, and as all men were of good weight the 
vessel rode low in the water, which was probably responsible for the accident. 

Ihe two men came to Hankinson about 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, and invited Ted to 
go fishing with them. He consented. VThen they arrived at the lake they motored across 
to some reeds, looking for a good fishing spot. 

Identification cards, in Paiter's pocket showed him to be 26 years old. Connolly 
appeared to be a trifle older. Ted called his wife in Hankinson and she drove over to 
bring him home. 

Mr. Oliver was indeed fortunate that he escaped the fate of his companions, as he is 
unable to swim. Had not the other boat been within his reach when he came up he would 
likely have succumbed after a struggle. 

The rapidity with which their boat sank proved a startling surprise to Ted, who said 
it seemed to melt beneath them. 

The data for this article was secured, in part only, through the Elbow Lake Herald. 

********** July 29, 1937 

MARVIN STRUBEL BURIED SUNDAY AT GREAT BEND 

Funereil services for Marvin Strubel were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from 
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strubel at Wahpeton and from the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church at Great Bend at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the cemetery there. 

Mr. Strubel passed away last Thursday morning, the cause of death was heart failure. 
He was bom on a farm near Great Bend on Aug. 24th, 1907, eind came to Wahpeton with his 
parents about 20 years ago. He graduated from Wahpeton High School and the State School 
of Science. Surviving are his parents, his brother Robert of Great Bend, and his sisters, 

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Mrs. Simon Dosch and Mrs. EmLl Meitzel, also of Great Bend. 

********** August 6, 1937 

CASPER MILLER DIED WEDNESDAY 
Caspar Miller, pioneer Richland Coimty man, passed away at the home of his sister, 
Mrs. Anna Hanson in this city, at 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, at the age of 69 yeairs . 

Mr. Miller had enjoyed good health until last May, when he began to fail, but his 
condition was not serious and he was up and about as visueil Wednesday. He returned to his 
room however, and when members of the family entered a short time later he had passed away. 

Mr. Miller was bom in Richmond, MN., June 11th, 1866. When eleven years of age he 
moved with his family to Richlcind County, where they homesteaded near Mantador. Kr. Miller 
at one time owned a farm in Elma Township and one near Mantador. He had made his home with 
his sister the past 24 years . They moved to town last fall . 

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hanson, of this city; Mrs. Frank Woiwode, of Dou- 
glas; two brothers, Joseph, of Hankinson and Jacob, of Douglas, ND., a nephew, Joseph Han- 
son and a niece, Catherine Hanson, and a grand nephew, Charles Hanson. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Philip's Church. 

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MRS. F. ECKES DIED SATURDAY 
Funeral services were in St. Boniface Catholic Church at Lidgerwood, for Mrs. Jacob 
Eckes, 72, Lidgerwood pioneer woman and owner, with her husband, of the Eckes Hotel, who 
died Saturday at Parshall, ND., where she was visiting relatives. 

To Mrs. Eckes came the distinction of being the first white woman to locate in Lid- 
gerwood, coming Sept. 14th, 1884, to join her husband who had preceeded her in August and 
began work on the city's first hotel, the Eckes, which they operated until 1930. 
She leaves fovir daughters, one son and seven grandchildren. 

********** August 12, 19 37 

BROTHER - IN - LAW KILLED 
Mrs. Don Mangold departed Tuesday for her home in Cedar Rapids, lA. , in response to 
a message that her brother-in-law. Glen Mangold, had been killed in a threshing accident. 
Mrs. Mcingold was visiting in the home of her mother, Mrs. Adaim Roth. 

********* * August 12, 19 37 

INFANT DIED 
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boll passed away shortly after birth Sat- 
urday morning in the St. Francis Hospital. Burial took place in Calvary cemetery north 
of Fairmount Saturday morning. Rev. Fr. Bierens officiated. 

********** August 12, 1937 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Wm. Muehler, Mrs. August Medenwaldt, Mr. and Mrs. John Buck and Arlene Muehler 
attended the fvmeral of Grandma Gowin at Fairmount Sunday afternoon. Mxs. Gowin passed 
away Satiirday at the Wahpeton Hospital . 

********** August 12, 19 37 

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WYNDMEKE . . . . Fred Draeger, resident of Homestead Township for the past 12 yeacurs, 
ended his life at his home on Monday evening by drinking a large quanity of strychnine. 

Mr. Draeger had been despondent for the past few months due to financial worries. On 

On Monday he walked to Wyndmere, a distance of ten miles bought a quantity of strychnine, 

and walked back to his home. 

********** August 12, 1937' 

CHILD DIED OF BLOOD POISONING 

WHITE KDCK. .. .Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning for Florence 

Brandenburger, 2 years and 2 months of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick 

Brandenburger, who live west of White Rock, SD. , and a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt 

Brandenburger, Wahpeton. Her death occiirred Sunday morning and followed a brief illness 

from blood poisoning caused by a scratch on the hand. The fimeral services were held 

from St. Nicholas Church in Rosholt, SD, and burial was made in the St. Nicholas Cemetery. 

********** August 19, 1937 

LOUIS JAHNKE DIED IN ST. PAUL 

Relatives of Louis Jaluike received word today, Thursday, that he had passed away 

at a St. Paul Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past fo\jr weeks. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday in St. Paul. Deceased is well known here where 

he was bom and grew to manhood. He was mairried to Beatrice Nulph and following their 

marriage they moved to Wyndmere, and from there moved to So. St. Paul. Surviving are his 

wife and two daughters living in St. Paul; his father, Carl Jahnke, a sister, Mrs. Robert 

Bladow and four brothers, Carl, Otto, Herman and Albert of this city. 

********** Augtist 19, 1937 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Polda motored to Lidgexwood Sunday to attend the funeral of Mj:. 

Polda's uncle, Frank Phillips, which was held in Lidgerwood that day. 

********** August 19, 1937 

MARTIN AADLAND DIED TUESDAY 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Norwegian Lutheran Church north 

of Hammer, SD. , for Martin Aadland, who passed away Tuesday at the Krump Hospital following 

a brief illness. Rev. Droer, of New Effington, SD. , will conduct the services. 

Deceased was bom January 22nd, 1863, in Skudeaneas, Norway. He came to the United 

States in 1884, settling in Minnesota, where he resided until 1897 when he moved to Pach- 

lajid County, residing near the State Line. Last fall he moved to this city residing in 

the Adam Gottfried residence. On Sunday he siiffered a stroke and was moved to the Krump 

Hospital where he passed away Tuesday morning. 

His wife and one child preceeded him in death . He is survived by his two brothers , 

Lars, of Claire City, and a twin brother, Andrew, of Hammer, SD. , and two sisters, one in 

Seattle, WA., and one residing in Norway. 

********** August 19, 1937 



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SOO AGENT DIED 
GENESEO. . ..Funeral services for Elmer E. Ayers of Geneseo were held in the Methodist 
Church in Lidgerwood at 2:30 PM. , Friday. Rev. Wilson Johnstone of Wahpeton officiated. 
The Masonic Lodge was in charge of the services. 

Mr. Ayers died Wednesday at 10:15 AM in the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, after 
a lingering illness. He was depot agent for the Soo Railroad at Ransom many yeeirs. 

-********** Augtost 19, 1937 

FOKiiER RESIDENT DIED TODAY 
Mr. E. S. Merrifield, of Ogelvie, MN., died today (Thursday) at a Minneapolis Hosp- 
ital, according to word received by W. G. Merrifield. Dececised weis 70 years old. 

Mr. Merrifield operated a livery biisiness in Hankinson in the early days but left 
here in 1902. Surviving are his wife and two daughters and two sons. Two brothers E. A. 
and W. G. Merrifield. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield will attend the fvmeral. 

********** August 26, 1937 

LAST RITES FOR JOHN SDTYLA 
GENESEO. . ..Funeral services were held at 9 AM Tuesday in St. Martin's Church, Geneseo 
for John Sutyla, 54, who died at 8 AM August 14th, in the St. Francis Hospital, Brecken- 
ridge , following an operation for hernia . 

********** August 26, 1937 

FATHER DIED 
Mrs. Wm. Hoffman received the sad news that her father had passed away Tuesday. 
Mrs. Hoffman and daughter Vivian, left Tuesday morning to attend the funeral. They have 
the sympathy of their friends in their hour of bereavement. 

********** August 26, 1937 

JOHN BOMMERSBACH DIED SATURDAY 
Death came quietly to Mr. John Bommersbach , resident of Hankinson since 1903, and 
former soldier in the Austria Army. In 1929 Mr. Bommersbach suffered an attack of heart 
trouble cind although he was up and around he gradually failed in health and death came at 
5 o'clock Saturday. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church with Fr. Hart conducting the ser- 
vices on Tuesday morning. A host of friends and relatives attended to pay their last 
respects to a fine citizen. 

John Bommersbach was bom in Bruckenthal, Austria, April 12th, 1878 and after his 
leaving the Austrian Army came direct to Hankinson in 1903. He was married to Mary Mauer 
May 3rd, 1904. 

Deceased is survived by his wife, one son, John P., his mother, Mrs. Peter Bommersbach 
and five brothers, Martin, Anton, Leo, of this city, Frank, of Forman and Joseph, Oakes. 

********** September 2, 1927 

DERRAL McMOREOW DIED 
Derral McMorrow, 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMorrow of Breckenridge, died 

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this morning in the Breckenridge Hospital. Derral is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John 

September 2, 1937 



Kath of this city. **♦♦♦*»*** 



Mrs. E. S. Merrifield, of Ogelvie, and two daughters, Mrs. George Gordon, of Duluth, 

Mrs. Iria Tucker and two children of Kalamazoo, MI., stopped here while enroute to attend 

the biirial of E. S. Merrifield, who was laid to rest beside a daughter who died several 

years ago in VaJ.ley City. 

********** September 2, 1937 

KEESSIN KILLED BY BOLT OF LIGHTNING 

Arthur A. Kressin, 46, prominent Barney farmer, was killed at 9:45 Saturday morning 
when a bolt of lightning struck him on the cheek. He was standing upon a bimdle team 
helping with the threshing on the Art Brosowski farm 2h miles southwest of Barney when 
the accident occurred. No one saw the bolt of lightning strike Mr. Kressin. 

Art Kressin passed away on the way to town for medical treatment. Kressin had been 
hit on the cheek by the bolt of lightning. It passed through his body to the left pocket 
of his overall where it came out where a jackknife lay close to the flesh. From there 
on down to the foot, the lightning ripped open the overall and tore off his shoe. 

A daughter, Lucille Kressin, is employed at the Otto Ziegelman home near Great Bend. 

********** September 2, 1937 



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INDEX 

Aadland 28,89,146,209 

Abbott 115 

Abraham 173 

Adams 182 

Adamson 23 

Adkins Ill 

Ahrens 13 

Akerson 204 

Albers 134 

Aldrich 101,145 

Allin 138 

Alloway 45 

Aim 56 

Althoff 1 

Anderson .5,20,69,112,127 

150,183,190,193 

Anonson 16 

Antonowitz 137 

Amdt 74 

Ameson 37 

Arth 53 

Augdahl 14 

Ayers 210 

Baaken 153,154 

Backer 41 .45 

Backman 69 

Baier 39 

Baker 59,132,198 

Bajiish 54 

Barfknecht 18,74 

134,191,204 

Barger 3 

Barllage 62 

Bartelson 80 

Bcirtnick 53 

Bast 201 

Batchelor 196 

Bates 199 

Batten 25 



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Bauch 202 

Bavm 194 

Bauman ................54 

Beardsley 138 

Bechtel 126,131 

Backer 145 

Bell 85 

Beistad 33 

Beithon 154 

Belver 44 

Beling 60,147,169 

170,178,179 

Bellin ...157,173,178,182 

Bender 184 

Benson 60,70,142 

X /o f 282 f Xdo ••••«•••••>••• 

Berg 62,70,79,86 

92,95,96,158,196 

Berger 39 

Berglund 53 

Bergman 198 

Bernard 12,18,45 

112,141,178 

Bemardy 74 

Bemdt 31,146 

Bertelson 3 

Beseke 82 

Besik 20 

Bethsted 156 

Bewer 135 

Biemca 39 

Bikerdike 68,109,184 

Bickerton 36 

Biggs 22,166,167 

Birchem 34 

Birtel 164,178 

Birtells 33 

Biskek 6,70,92,101 

Bladow 4,7,8,28,37,44 

(cont'd on next colximn) 

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72 , 77 ,102 ,120 ,121 ,123 ,146 

157,199,209 

Blasner 67 

Blazek 112 

Bliom 21 

Bodie 36 

Boehning 51,185,197 

Boelke ..3,68,100,148,167 

Bohn 19,24,25,30,38 

55,60,68,69,130,133,148, 

158,172,179,196 

Boldt 76,98,159 

Boll 19,52,148,208 

Bommersbach ....31,46,210 

Bonzer 185 

Boots 122 

Borchard 165,166,178 

Borman 106,183 

Bom 132 

Bosse 28 

Bostrom 53,202 

Bowder 58 

Bowen 169 

Brager 57 

Brcindel 51 

Brauidenburger 109 

Bremer 86 

Bremseth 197 

Bresnehcin 168 , 179 

Brewster 153 

Brosh 132 

Brosowski 145 

Brown 85 

Bruimnond 162 , 178 

Brummund 170 , 179 

Brtinkhorst 55,156 

Buchholz 185 

Buck 41,177,208 

Buckhouse 29,39,180 

Budge 115 



Budke 54 

Bullis 13 

Bxirch 199 

Burcham 16,108 

Burkeman 13 

Biirlison 152 

Burrows 161 

Burton 19 

Busta 11,85,188 

Burvee 26,58 

Callaghan 93 

Campeau 155 

Carey 177 

Cariblom 108 

Carlson 27,67,140 

Carpenter 36 

Carr 99 

Caulfield 83 

Champion 36 

Chapin 117,156 

Chezik 114 

Christensen 90 

Christoferson 95 

Christopher 116 

Christopherson . . . 113 , 176 

Clabaugh 110 

Clarence 168 

Clarey 60 

Clark 152 

Clausen 118 

Cleary 121 

Clifford 34 

Clint 47 

Cloeter 68 

dough 69 

Coffaa 107 

Colby 56 

Coleman 38 

Collins 145,160,178 

Compto 57 



Connelly 206 

Coppin 26 , 31 

Cordts 137,198 

Corprue 198 

Crawford 62 

Crooks 3,58,153,178 

Cunningham 20 

Dablow 47 

Dahl 11,33,56 

Dahlke 28 

Damon 9,44 

Davis 38 

Deans 64 

Delbear 82 

Denter 20 

Dering 176,179 

Derrick 92 

De Silva 132 

De Van 12 

Devlin 164 

Dibbert 42,205 

Dickman 185 

Dierrks 17 

Differding 19 

Dobberstein 156 

Dolan 164 

Dollezal 22 

Dosch 108 

Dougherty 123 

Douglas 51,139 

Doyle 51 

Drader 6 

Draeger 204,209 

Dravland Ill 

Drennen 146 

Duba 128 

Duerr 11,113 

Duffing 39 

DuJcart 21,114 

Dumke 46,83,195 

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Dunn 107 

Duwenhoegger 7,43 

Dwire 95,96 

Dyke 63 

Dyste 203 

Eastman 194 

Ebel 21,185 

Eckes 208 

Eckhardt 12,166 

Egan 45 

Ehlen 32 

Ehr 75,99 

Ehlers 148 

Ehret 27 

Eide 151 

Eif ert 80 

Elder 26 

Ellestad 110 

Ellis 73 

Elson 2 

Elznic 47 

Ennnerich 104 

Engebretson 36 

Englehart 42 

Enkenneis 29 

Enkers 80 

Erb 51,187,205 

Erickson 39,54,64 

Ernst 121 

Evems 162 

Evanson 197 

Fada 66 

Falk 15,50 

Fallen 178 

Fallon 4,143 

Faust 141 

Felton 84,202 

Fenske 156 

Fettes 30,40 



Fiebelkom 139 

Fiegum 135 

Fish 152 

Fisher 26 

Fitzgerald 199 

Fladby 151 

Fletcher 63 

Foeltz 115 

Foertsch 7,89 

Fogarty 60,61 

Foley 174 

Ford 150,178 

Fonnan 88,114 

Fox 51 

Franta 175 

Franz 184 

Fredrickson 19 

Frenzel 137 

Fricke 148 

Frolek 43 

F\iller 76 

Funfcir 185 

Gabbert 14,27,125,163 

Gaedcke 120 

Gannon 143 

Garad 16 

Gcirdner 121 

Gast 100 

Gaukler 134 

Gauslow 53 

Gehler 54 

Geiser 51 

Gereszek 66,68,161,178 

Germaine 182 

Germolus 38 

Gertson 81 

Gilbert 70 

Gillespie 46 

Giltner 200 

Ginsback 198 



Gira 89 

Glander 6 

Glanz 163 

Glasner 52,201 

Glenn 39 

Godejohn ...1,165,172,178 

Goerger 43 

Gollnick 27 

Gontpers 127 

Gongle 135 

Goodman 137,139 

Gordon 185 ,186 

Gorg 90 

Gotham 79 

Gowin 108 

Granell 82 

Grawe Ill 

Green 44,46,107 

Greenlund 64,101 

Greggs 54 

Griepentrog ...40,163,170 

171,179 

Grimms 11 , 122 

Grob 111,133 

Groever 64 

Gronlie 186 

Groskreintz 162 

Grt±ia 161 

Grutzmacher 163 

Giilland 105 

Gully 183 

Gustman 5,24 

Gutsmer 100 

Hagness 1 

Hain 130 

Halet 134 

Hall 36,162 

Hallinan 46 

Hallinin 75 



Hamer 64 

Hammer 180 

Hammerschmidt 191 

Hammett 126 

Hammond 133 

Hanlon 187 

Hannon 21 

Hansen 28 

Hanson 26,61,98,99 

163 ,164 ,168 , 208 

Harden 27 

Hcurder 80 

Harld^s 13 

Harrington 2 

Harris 52 

Hartleben 65,139,178 

Hatch 150 

Hatlie 169 

Hauptman 98 

Havorson 64 

Heberer 171 

Hedstrom 70 

Heesch 180,186 

Heiber 88 

Heidner 131 

Hein 162 

Heise 191 

Heiser 134 

Heley 22,62,102,131 

Eelland 57,58,127 

Heller 132,133 

Helleveing 172 

Hellwedge 100 

Hemenway 138 

Hendricks 151 

Henke 60,152,182 

Hentz 82,149 

Herding 19,167 

Herman 65 

Harried 20 

Herzog 48 



Hetland 152 

Hillard 88 

Hille 183 

Hilseth 146 

Hindenburg 199 

Hingst 19 

Hinkel 145 

Hipp 43 

Hjalmer 144 

Hlavnichka 90 

Hoefs ...24,25,44,148,157 

Hoffman 55,183,210 

Hoglund 130 

Hohenstein 92 

Hohenstem 26,145,189 

Holler 139 

Holm 63,84 

Holmes 187 

Hoist 14,43,65 

Honl 61 

Houge 36 

Hough 123 

Howell 33,61 

Huf f n-.an 53 

Hughes 44,46 

Hunter 107,132 

Hurley 89 

Hustel 35 

Hutton 66 

Hrdlicka 30 

Hull 176 

Hyde 184 

lilies 56 

Ingerson 61,131 

Ingman 135 

Ingram 11 

Ingstrom 101 

Ireland 60 

Irvine 81,134 

Isaacson 101 



Jackman 107 

Jackson 156 

Jaeger 29,200 

Jaeschke 113 

Jahn 52 

Jahnke 22,97,209 

J^oda 150 

Janke 177 

Janzel 53 

Jarl 144 

Jarski 50 

Jasmer 47,49 

Jens 23 

Jensen 62,66,202 

Jentz 49,154,189 

Jeresck 167 

Johnson ..7,10,15,143,154 
161,162,169,178,179,180.. 

Jonberg 7 

Jones 33,47,63,113 

145,155,178 

Kabella 17 

Kackman 44 

Kadoun 108 

Kamke 157 

Kaphingst 138 

Karing 185 

Kasmar 66 

Kastner 8 

Kath 13,58 

Kavaney 48,50 

Kedmayne 149 

Keenan 17 

Keesch 34 

Kegley 175 

Keidel 175 

Kelsey 145,156,164 

Kent 171 

Renting 55 

Kieffer 87 



Kiesel 105 

King 192 

Kingen 197 

Kinn 13,122,205 

Kirsch 72 

Kissinger 154 

Kjos 165 

Klass 96 

Klassen 4 

Klausler 116 

Klawitter 36,72,119 

Klein 52 

Kleinschmidt 57 

Klimek 11,129 

Kline 110,135 

Knaak 35,117,147,178 

Knox 167 

Knudsen 68 

Knuppel 148 

Knutson 51 

Koch 76 

Kocourek 108 

Koenig 97 

Koeppe 16,80 

Kohlhoff 194 

Kohoutek 3,57 

Koll 51 

Kopnick 71 

Koppelman 38,72,148 

159,178 

Korth 65 

Kouba 175 

Koves 191 

Kowalski 84 

Kramer 8 

Kranz 166 

Kraska 163 

Krause 2,16,31,47,134 

140,192,194,200 

Kravig 94 

Kressin 169,211 



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Kretchman 88,103,194 

Krieser 116,144 

Krucker 4 

Krueger 9,23,38,68,78 

116,117,122,147,153,154., 

Krump 2 

Kubacki 104 

Kuchynka 42 

Kuehl .66,146,167,178,194 

Kuentzel 172 

Kugler 35,192 

Kunz 174 

Kutter 3,47,182 

Laboda 131 

Lafrenz 8,122 

LaGrone 103 

Laing 38 

Lais 130 

Lambert 84 

Landa 13,76 

Landberg 176 

Lcindro 154 

Lange 129,145,155 

Langtun 1 

Larson 86,127,135,150,159 

Laskey 33 

Lauser 61 

Lawler 155 

Leach 94,184 

Leathart 22 

Lee 36,101,116 

Lehman 73 

Lelm 140 

Lenz 25 

Libakken 190 

Libke 15 

Liedtke 49 

Lien 70,201,206 

Lindgren 101 



Lingen 40 

Lipinski 133 

Lisco 57 

Litschauer 35 

Livingood 160 

Loberg 196 

Locke 73 

Locken 66 

LoessdLn 8,53,195 

Loll 100 

Loney 36,168 

Long 126,138,140 

Lorenz 32,118,189 

Lovdoken 165 

Loyd 53 

Liibenow 14,98,147 

Lueck 21,25 

Lugert 89,135 

Luick 154 

Lundgren 189 

Lundholm 34 

Lutz 133 

Lyman 12 

Lynvid 156 

Maas 112,119 

Macheel 17,82,134,171 

189,202 

Mack 20,75,97 

Mac Kove 39 

Mac Queen 6 

Mallow 196 

Mangland 92 

Mangold 41,208 

Manikowski 167,178 

Manske 24 

Marcyes 7 

Markham 195 

Marlowe 74,79 

Marohl 4 



Martin 4,70,87,204 

Mason 155 

Mathews 143,153 

Mathieson 155 

Matt 122 

Mattsen 140 

Mauch 42 

Mauer 12,210 

Mc Cabe 55 

Mc Donald 194 

Mc Dowell 64 

Mc Gee 133 

Mc Gillian 152 

Mc Ilwain 12,183 

Mc Kee 3,39 

Mc Keith 47 

Mc Kirdy 79 

Mc Morrow 146,210 

Mc Nally 38 

Mc Nellis 9 

Mc Phee 185 

Mc Queen 160 

Mc Shane 64 

Mead 158 

Medenwaldt 18,23,26,27,31 
..38,51,66,77,117,166,208 

Meide 19 

Meier 58 

Meisenberg ; . . . 127 

Melby 184 

Melcher 58,121,183 

Melchert 81 

Mergens 109 , 192 

Merrifield 21,210,211 

Mertes 1 

Meyer .20,106,128,152,181 

Meyerberg 22 

Mickelson 43 

Milbrandt 5,25,30 

79,83,95,98 



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Millard 97 

Miller 13,52,63,94 

155,202,208 

Minar 184 

Mindt 206 

Minnehan 191,203 

Mitzel 34,52,100,208 

Moe 111,158 

Moeller 3 

Moen 5,83,175 

Moore 111,171 

Motis 39 

Mourer 177 

Movius 3 

Muehler 29,41,133,208 

Mullenbach 35 

Mumm 35,147,159 

Miandinger 23 

Murphy ..21,23,85,132,142 

Murray 53 

Myhra 110 

Naggatz 61,62,86 

Nantz 196 

Napravnick 132 

Nash 75,76 

Nathe 56 

Nechas 13 

Nehmer 5 

Nehotte 171 

Neitzel 36 

Nelson 9,15,55,67,103 

126,173,188,192,194 

Nepper 89 

Nerison 64 

Neuman 1,51,83 

Newman 17,26,27,171 

Neymann 39 

Nicholson 172 

Nlsson 62 

Nohr 124 



Novotny 53,170 

Nulph 6,97,209 

O ' Conner 58 

Odden 52 

Odland 39 

Oesch 136,138 

O'Heam 11 

Ohm 102 

Oletzke 132 

Oliver 32,164,166 

168,178,207 

Olson 17,20,33,35,48 

63,70,80,128,166,178,194.. 

O'Reilly 88 

Orth 4 

Ortman 101 

Osccirson 35 

Ostby 145,178 

Ostlund 188 

Otterbum 121 

Otteson 175 

Ottis 205 

Paape 157 

Padden 135 

Pahl 17,64 

Palmquist 7,121 

Pankow 77,143,157,178 

Parker 69 

Pasch 51 

Passenheim 4,22 

Paul 134 

Pausch 89,90,91 

Payne 125,126,141 

Pederson 82 

Peiper 8,92,152 

Peitz .152 

Peliski 89 

Pelky 17,171 

Perry 62 

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Person 116 

Peschel 197 

Pesek 79 

Peterschick 102,103 

Peterson .13 

Petrich 136,198,200 

Petrick 37 

Phelan 141 

Phelps 161 

Phillips 209 

Pietz 105 

Piggott 202 

Pinney 168 

Pinter 191 

Pitzen 8 

Plath 181 

Piatt 152 

Pohl 36,47,74 

Poklisha 55 

Pokorna 162 

Pokomey 74 , 105 

Polda 128,134,171,209 

Polfuss 195 

Ponath 148 

Popp 126,163,191 

Portner 26 

Post 123 

Power 182,188 

Prall 35 

Preisler 42 

Pribbemow 151 , 178 

Prindiville 114,132 

Prior 155 

Prochaska 172 

Proclcnow 18 

Prouse 65 

Purdy 89 

Pyasak 181 

Quaal 156 

Qually 167 



Quam 35 

Rabak 63,115 

Rackow 81 

Raddatz 115 

Radke 196 

Radloff 9,21,55,197 

Rahn 81,134 

Raiter 206 

Rainey 176 

Ralston 170 

Randall 16 

Ranweiler 79 

Rasen 187 

Reaxdon 49 

Reeder 175 

Reeves 173 

Rehm 52 

Reiland 29,114 

Reiman 72 

Reinke 3,26 

Reisdorf er 164 

Reiter 76 

Renelt 135 

Rennix 15 

Reno 156 

Reomer 102 

Rettrath 53 

Riba 189 

Rich 151,206 

Richardson 117 

Riester 130 

Riley 93 

Rindt 48 

Ritchie 140 

Robert 9,50,113 

Robinson 62 

Robison 39,190 

Roeder 25,44,139,147 

Roesch 55 

Rogers 123 



Rolie 136 

Rolle 55 

Roob 24,135 

Rosenkrantz 88 

Ross 61,196 

Rossow 189 

Roth. 26,41,59,62 

104 , 105 , 195 , 208 

Rothgerber 182 

Rue 85 

Ruf svold 75 

Russell 91 

Ryan 75,159 

Rydell 192 

Sand 138 

Sanders 86 

Satre 61 

Sauter 151 

Sawall 117 

Schacht 73 

Schaf te 61 

Schaunaroan 132 

Scheidegger 35 

Scheller ...6,53,54,57,65 

Schlader 175 

Schlener 103 

Schmidt 135,171 

Schmit 18 

Schmitz 177,180 

Schnake 202 

Schneider 44,57,66,68 

Schneller 11,21 

Schouller 56 

Schradieck 37 

Schram 99 

Schultz ...62,108,157,163 

Schulz 78 

Schumacher 135 

Schwandl 189 

Schwartz 11 

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Schwegler 64 

Scribner 62 

Scumweber 164 

Seaburg 56 

Seegebart 102 

Seehaf er 185 

Selness 201,203 

Shaf f te 39 

Shank 174 

Shelleny 55 

Sherhart 40 

Shrader 194 

Shuster 42 

Siefken 159 

Sikorski 57 

Silvemail 134 

Simdom 129,189 

Simon 1 

Simonenson 53 

Simonsen 16 

Simpson 12 

Sjoquist 131 

Skog 129 

Slaby 47 

Slattery 61 

Smart 130,163,178,193 

Smeby 53 

Smith ...13,33,42,57,58,71 
93,95,96,105,106,160,203.. 

Snyder 64,65,164 

Soc . Sec 22 

Solsrud 195 

Sondmore 143 

Sonnenberg 187,205 

Sparby 151 

Spethman 195 

Spicer 42,45 

Spiering 141 

Stach 55,95 

Stack 158, 160B, 178,199 

Stadney 177 



Stagberg 20 

Stahl 92 

Stark 185 

Steckel ItO 

Steen 124 

Steffens 72 

Steffner 60 

Steg 125 

Stein .24,118,119,144,148 

Steinolf son 125 

Steinwehr 145 

Stelton 42,124,125 

Stemm 35 

Stensaker 69 

Stevens 8 

Stinger 78 

Stocking 203 

Stoltenow 5,17,30,60 

131,133,162 

Stone 70 

Stowe 50 

Strache 127 

Strege 3,46,87 

Struble ...34,110,191,207 

Struckman 27 

Struts 98 

Studnicka 201 

Sunby 6 

Sunde 116 

Suttonsweeney . 42 

Sutyla 210 

Swanson 56,60,67,124 

Sweetman 99 

Swenson 73 

Tafts 35 

Talbot 172 

Tasto 20 

Teare 52 

Terry 39 

Tews 148 

Thane 20 3 



Theede 86,149,174 

Thiede 125 

Thiel 42,141,174,179 

Thiele 65,100,131 

Thielman 46 

Thomas 40 

Thompson 52,67,136 

Thornton 158 

Thue 144 

Thunell 22 

Tiegs 145,199 

Tisch ..175,179 

Tisdel 58 

Tix 75 

Tobert 94 

Tohack 177 

Tolo 1 

Tomayer 118,119 

Tommerdahl 110 

Torgerson 11 

Torvik 16 

Tracy 54 

Tribke 72 

Trimmer 137 

Trousel 101 

Truax 140 

Trussel 124 

Tucker 2 

Tuttle 202 

Ulstad 100 

Umbach 60 

Umbreit 171 

Vacek 26 

Vail 94 

Vaplon 15 

Vedder 44 

Voeltz 47,49,185 

Volmer/s 35,137 

Voss 42,70,153,178 

Voyek 160 

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Vreim 176 

Wacha 5 3 

Waggoner 152 

Wahler 119 

Walby 57 

Wall 151 

Wallick 149 

Wallin 39,173,186 

Wallman 63,155 

Wallock 54 

Walsh 171 

Walter 154 

Walters 128 

Wanner 152 

Ward 15,185,186 

Wawers 149 

Webber 15 

Webster 88,90,91 

Weckman 150 

Wegener 1 34 

Weiber 83 

Weind 164 

Weinkauf ..8,27,67,86,106 

Weiss 23,66,126,195 

Wentland 136 

Westby 38,50 

Westphal .118,124,139,199 

Wetherbee 83 

Wettstein 3 

Wetzig 106 

Weybrauch 163 

White 9 

Whitney H 

Wickman 69,148,173 

Wiebusch 37 

Williams ...66,69,157,183 

Wilm 18,24,135 

Wilson 60 

Winchell 84 

Winefeldt 17,167,182 

Winji 11 



Winkley 126 

Wipperman 115 

Wirtenberger 129 

Wisnewski 190 

Witt 54,145,148 

178,187,189 

Wittaker 22 

Witte 102,107 

130,149,184 

Wittikko 82 

Wodrich 162 

Woiwode 130,163,208 

Wokal 13 

Wold 173 

Wolfe 69, 104 

Woods 188 

Woolsey 74 

Worcester 203 

Worchester 37 

Worner 24,25,37,52 

60,65,113,126,131,142,145 

157,154,178,195 

Wurl 14,26,28,157 



Yana . ,. 112,162 

Yanke 204 

Yardzienski 127 

Youngberg 130 

Youso 38 



Zacer 184 

Zander ...10,48,50,54,56 

Zebtner 58 

Zentgraf 144,188 

Ziebart 152,178 

Ziebarth 85 

Ziegelman7 ,61,66,142,206 

Zietlow 82 

Zill^itt 55,121,202 

Zimmerman 2 

Zwickl 8 



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