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August 27, 1937 - August 29, 1940 

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MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 

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The HANKINSON NEWS 

HANKINSON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA * 

By 

Elizabeth M. Collins * 

11638 SE 16Ath St. * 

RENTON, WA. 98058 * 

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© 1994 Elizabeth M. Collins 

Copyright 1994 by Elizabeth M. Collins 

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Film # 1581 Aug. 27, 1937 - Aug. 29, 1940 

HANKINSON NEX'JS 

VICTOR NEWS.... A shower was held Tuesday afternoon at the Oscar Ekstrom home in honor 
of Miss Alma Kittelson, a bride of the month. 

********** September 2, 1937 

MANTADOR. . . .Mrs. Wm. Althoff ' entertained a number of ladies at a shower in honor of 
Miss Berthilda Althoff, of Mooreton, who is a bride of the near future. Mrs. Althoff 
served ice cream and cake to the guests. Miss Althoff received a number of nice gifts. 

********** September 2, 1937 

LAMARS ... .Stanley Robert and wife, of Minneapolis, spent a few hours in this neighbor- 
hood Sunday. 

Stanley was married Saturday evening to Miss Dorothy Comstock, of St. Paul. They 
were enroute to Nampa, ID., to visit his folks and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Kiel at Palouse, 
WA. They will return thru Glacier National Park on their way to their home in Minneapolis. 

********** September 2, 1937 

MCKEITH - NELLIS 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Nellis, of Ripon, WI., announce the marriage of their daughter. 
Norma to Mr. Arthur C. McKeith on Saturday, Aug. 21st. The service was in charge of the 
groom's father. Rev. George R. McKeith of Medford, WI. She was attended by Miss Gertrude 
Fish of Ripon, and the best man was Frank Himmelmann, of Medford. 

Mr. McKeith, a granduate of Ripon College, was a member of the Hankinson High School 
but graduated from Medford High. He is associated with Bcirlow & Seeling as an engineer. 
The bride is employed by the same firm. They are spending a honeymoon in eastern states, 
and upon thier return will reside in Ripon. 

********** September 2, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 

Ferns and baskets of pastel colored gladioli formed an altar in the R. C. Stock home 
on Sunday afternoon for the marriage of Miss Doris Stock, of Washington, DC, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Stock of Glenwood, emd Walter E. Rule, of Washington, DC. The Rev. Peter 
Jansen, of Sauk Center, read the services at 4 o'clock. 

Miss Ada Stock, pianist, wearing a yellow mousseliene de soie of princess style with 
high neckline, played the nuptial music. Miss Mairion Stock played a violin solo. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's wedding dress, 
a gown of white silk muslin, made with long sleeves, tucked and trimmed with hand made lace, 
a high neckline outlined by tucks and edged with the same lace. The skirt was full with a 
slight train and an overskirt trimmed in the same edging. She wore a Juliet cap of seed 
pearls. A string of matched pearls and a blue turtoise bracelet, a gift of the groom, 
were the only jewelry worn. She carried a colonial bouquet of white roses. 

Miss Marion Stock, maid of honor, wore a delphinium blue mousseliene de soie gown 

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fashioned on princess lines with a basque styled blouse. She carried a bouquet of pink 
gladioli. Miss Marjorie Stock, the other bridal attendant, wore a pink mousseliene de 
sole gown fashioned on princess lines with a tailored jacket of fingertip length. Her 
bouquet was of orchid gladioli. Both wore bracelets of triple string pearls, the gift of 
the bride. Mr. Dale Stock served as best man. 

Mrs. R. G. Stock, mother of the bride wore a gown of sheer crepe in floral pattern 
with a shoulder corsage of talisman roses . A reception immediately followed the ceremony 
with Mrs. A. E. Nelson in charge. Miss Ada Stock presided over the guest book. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rule are motoring to Colorado and New Mexico for three weeks before ret- 
urning to Washington, DC, where Mr. Rule is patent attorney for the General Electric Corp- 
oration. Mr. Rule is a graduate student of the Univ. of Colorado and George Washington 
University. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity and of the Phi Delta Phi 
legal fraternity. 

For going away the bride wore a navy blue triple sheer alpaca suit with blue access- 
ories. Out of town guests were: Miss Grace Larson, of Fargo, ND., Miss Florence Larson, of 
Ames, lA., Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Phelps, of Battle Lake, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Shank, of 
Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Aldrich and son, Billy, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee and son, 
Allen, of Hcinkinson, ND. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rule will be at home after October 1st at 1700 North Uhl Street, Arlington, 
VA. ********** September 9, 1937 

SHOWER AT ERCINK HOME 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Covers were laid for 26 guests at the three course dinner served in the 
home of Mrs . Andrew Ercink Thiirsday evening when Mrs . Ercink entertained in compliment to 
Miss Delores Bonzer whose marriage will take place September 9th. The event was a miscell- 
aneous shower. ********** September 9, 1937 

VICTOR NEWS Miss Alma Kittelson, who spent a couple of weeks at her home here went 

to Wheaton, Thxirsday morning, from which place she took the bus to Howard Lake, MN. Her 
sister. Miss Cora Kittelson, accompanied here for a couple of weeks' stay there and to act 
as bridesmaid at her sister. Alma's wedding which will take place next Friday. 

The bridal shower, held at the Oscar Ekstrom home, in honor of Miss Alma Kittelson, 
was well attended and many beautiful and useful gifts were received. A delicious lunch was 
served after the shower. ********** September 9, 1937 

Thursday morning at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Delores Bonzer, of Lidgerwood, and 
Dr. Willis B. Shepard, of Linton, were united in marriage. They started Wednesday Sept. 
15th for Alaska to be gone six weeks. When they return they will be at home at Linton. 

********** September 16, 1937 

MARRIED AT SISSETON 
Miss Delores Mauer and Milton Anderson, of Fergus Falls, MN., were quietly married at 
Sisseton, SD., by the Justice of the Peace on Monday. The bride will make her home with her 
grandmother, Mrs. Boelke, in Hainkinson, for an indefinate period. The groom is employed in 
Fergus Falls. ********** September 16, 1937 

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George Ziegelman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziegelman and Iverdine Solstrom, of Gar- 
field, MN., were quietly married by Judge Ponath, September 10th. Their attendants were 
Wilbur Ziegelman, brother of the groom and Elfrieda Hingst, cousin of the groom. Friends 
are glad to extend congratulations and best wishes. 

********** September 16, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDING 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Florence Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Parkill, of Fainnount, 

ND., became the bride of Helmer Flaa, of McCauleyville on Thursday, August 25th, at three 
o'clock in the afternoon at Breckenridge . Rev. P. A. Gisvold, pastor of the Bethal Luth- 
eran Church of Wahpeton officiated. 

********** September 16, 1937 

MANTADOR. . . .A large number from here attended the wedding dance at Mooreton Tuesday 
night of Bertilda Althoff and Alois Lingen. 

***** ***** September 16, 1937 

BELFORD Word was received by Mrs. Herman Weber of the marriage of her nephew, 

Oliver Gerber and Miss Claudia Stepheni on Sept. 18th. Both are of Kenasha, WI . The Web- 
bers were former Hankinson residents . 

********** September 23, 1937 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
A bridal shower was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bohn in Great Bend 
in honor of their daughter. Miss Regina, of Fergus Falls, who was married to Ninerd L. 
Aasness recently. The ceremony was a double one, Miss Inez Mc Gray, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Mc Gray, being united in marriage to Lyle Sha, of Fergus FAlls . 

********** September 23, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
ANNOUNCE COMING WEDDING 
The marriage of Florence M. Dennstedt, 3429 Park Ave., to Wm. T. Fitzpatrick, 4023 
Wentworth Ave., will take place on October 16th, at the Church of the Incarnation, 38th St. 
and Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis. Miss Dennstedt was formerly of Hankinson. 

********** September 30, 1937 

MEYER - BAKER 
Miss Lorraine Meyer and Harry Baker were united in marriage Saturday by Rev. 0. Eyrick, 
at the brides home. The bridesmaid was Miss Pearl Baker and the best man was Vem Meyer. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Meyer. The newlyweds will live in the 
home just vacated by Orrie Bakers, the Bakers having just moved to the Henry Wurl home. 

********** September 30, 1937 

BELFORD.... A shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoyem (nee Clara Stolte- 

now) at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lena Stoltenow, of Great Bend Sunday afternoon. 

Friends and relatives of this community attended. The bride was the receipient of 

many beautiful and useful gifts. 

**** ****** September 30, 1937 

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FRLL ;«EDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 

On Satiirday morning, Oct. 2nd, at 9 o'clock, occurred the marriage of Miss Leona 
Constance Dahl to Mr. Max Wipperman, Jr., at the First Lutheran Church at Fargo, Rev. 
Selrer A. Berge officiating. Preceeding the ceremony. Miss Doris Brunsvold sang two 
numbers, "Because," and "0 Promise Me." accompanied by Miss Mirian Nartim, on the organ. 

The bride wore a gown of white satin zmd a veil of Belgium lace, and carried bridal 
roses and lillies of the valley. .She was attended by her sister. Miss Hilda Dahl, of 
Sioux Falls, SD., who wore a gown of dusty pink taffeta and carried an arm bouquet of 
Talisman roses . The groom was attended by Mr . Arthur Dahl , of Fargo . 

Following the ceremony, a breakfast was served at the Graver Hotel, to twenty guests. 
After a week's motor trip, Mr. and Mrs. Wipperman will be at home in Hankinson. They will 
live in the beautiful new house constructed by Mr. Wipperman this siamner, one of the finest 
in the state. 

To the newlyweds, from their host of friends in Hankinson go congratulations and best 

wishes for happiness. 

********** October 7, 1937 

WAGGONER - DEVINE 

On Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the Lutheran Church parsonage in St. Paul, MN., Miss 
Beartrice Mary Waggoner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Waggoner and Mrs. Glen Devine of 
Fargo, were united in marriage by Rev. C. Grant. 

The bride wore a dubonet and gold dress and wore a corsage of yellow roses. Mrs. 
Gred Schaeffer, of St. Paul, was bridesmaid and wore a dress of claret silk and a corsage 
of gladiolis. Mr. Fred Schaeffer attended Mr. Devine. 

A reception was given immediately after the wedding. Mr. Devine is employed in St. 

Paul. They will make their home at 232 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN. Mrs. Devine is a 

graduate of the local schools . She attended Science School 2 years and then accepted a 

position in St. Paul. 

********** October 7, 1937 

BLADOW - WIEBUSH 

On Tuesday, Oct. 5th, a beautiful wedding was solemnized at the Emmanuel Lutheran 
Church, when Miss Gloria Bladow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow, and Walter Wie- 
bush, of Tyler, were xinited in marriage by Rev. J. P. Klausler. 

The bride wore a white satin wedding gown. It was cut in princess lines. Her veil 
was cap effect of silk tulle and white lace. The bride carried a bouquet of pale pink 
roses. The groom wore the conventional blue suit. 

Miss Harriet Dibbert was maid of honor and wore a transparent wine velvet dress 
cut floor length. Miss Dorothy Wiebush, sister of the groom was bridesmaid and wore a 
floor length blue velvet dress. Arthur and Roy Bladow, brothers of the bride, attended 
Mr. Wiebush. 

With Miss Dawn Hoist as accompanist, the Misses Gwendolyn and Lorraine Worner, Ethel 
Griepentrog, Dorothy Ernst, Pearl and Evelyn Weston sang "0 Perfect Love' and "Who Will 



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Our Pilot Be." 

A wedding dinner was served to immediate friends and relatives at the bride ' s home 
after the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Wiebush will be at home near Tyler following a wedding 
trip. ********** October 7, 1937 

THIEL - SCHULTZ 

Miss Wilma Thiel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, became the bride of Mr. Edmund 
C. Schultz at a nuptial High Mass Thursday morning at 8 o'clock. Rev. Father Schneider 
officiated at the ceremony. Miss Loretta Fetes played the wedding march. Attending the 
bridal couple were Miss Irmina Schultz, sister of the groom and Joseph Thiel, brother of 
the bride. 

The bride wore a two piece green suit, trimmed with brown fur and wore brown access- 
ories to match. Her flowers were pink roses. The bridesmaid. Miss Irmina Schultz wore a 
two piece brown fitted suit with brown accessories to match. Miss Schultz carried a arm 
bouquet of pink carnations. 

A wedding dinner was served in the home of the bride's parents to the immediate relat- 
ives. Miss Ada Wandersee was the table waitress and Mrs. Cletus Puetz and Mrs. Math Thiel 
prepared the dinner. The dining room was decorated in green and white with a wedding cake 
baked by Miss Bessie Rybicka adorning the center of the table. 

A large crowd attended the reception given in the Mantador Hall Friday evening. Mr. 
and Mrs . Schultz have the good wishes of the entire community . They will make their home 
on the farm vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Max Krump and family. 

The wedding date chosen was the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary of the bride's 

parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Thiel. 

********** October 7, 1937 

WACHA - KOPPELMAN 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Benata Wacha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wacha, and Ewald Koppel- 

man, of Great Bend, were married Saturday at 2 PM in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church with 
Rev. Julius Cloeter officiating. After the ceremony a 5 o'clock wedding dinner was served 
in the home of the bride's parents to 36 guests. The wedding dance was held in the Bohem- 
ian Hall in the evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Koppelman left for a honeymoon to be gone for a few days. 

***** ***** October 7, 1937 

WOLTER - VOLK 
Carl Wolter, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wolter, was married at a simple ceremony on 
September 2 3rd in the Lutheran Parish House in Sisseton to Miss Helena Volk, of Devil's Lake. 

********** October 7, 1937 

FIKE - HINCK 
A candlestick service Saturday night, August 21st, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church united 
Miss Rosa Hinck, of E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI., daughter of Mrs. L. Hinck, of Osseo, MN. 
and William Fike, of Ypsilanti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fike, of Findlay, OH. 

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Miss Hinck, who grew to womanhood in the Great Bend vicinity, was a high school grad- 
uate, and also a graduate of the Minot Normal School. She taught several years in the vic- 
inity of HanJcinson. 

********** October 14, 1937 

VEDDER - BLADOW 

On the 16th of September, at the Evangelical Parsonage in the evening, Viola D. Vedder, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Vedder, and Raymond Bladow, son of Mr. C. Bladow were united 
in marriage by Rev. O. Eyrich. The couple are living at the groom's home north of town. 

The bride is a graduate of the 1937 class eind the wedding was kept secret for a time. 
Friends extend congratulations . 



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A large crowd of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake 
Luick Sunday afternoon in honor of their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Luick, who were 
recently married. The afternoon was spent socially with a delicious lunch at 5 o'clock. 
The young couple received many lovely gifts . 

********** October 21, 19 37 

WEDDING BELLS 
Miss Martha Bemdt, of Fargo, daughter of Mrs. Mary Bemdt, was quietly married to 
Arnold Foss, of Fargo, Saturday. They came to Great Bend the same evening and a wedding 
dinner was served at the bride's mother's home to twenty-two relatives. 

********** October 21, 1937 

Saturday evening at the German Evangelical Church parsonage. Rev. 0. Eyrich performed 
a double wedding at 7 o'clock when Myrtle Griggs of Fairmount, and Clarence Gollnick were 
married and also Simon Stave of Hammer smd Hazel Tasa of Sisseton. Mr. and Mrs. Gollick 
will make their home with the groom's parents. 

********** October 28, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDINGS 

FAIRMOUNT. Lillian Anna Wettstein became the bride of Carl Allen Rehm at a pretty 

wedding solemnized at St. Anthony's Church, Tuesday morning. Rev. Father Bierens performed 
the ceremony. ********** October 28, 1937 

Coming as a surprise to her many friends and her parents as well was the announcement 
received last week, that Jeanette M. Sletting, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sletting, was 
united in marriage to Mr. Donald D. Tilgner of Kirksville, MO., on Sunday, May 30th. 

********** October 28, 1937 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Abbott and TUrlene returned Satiirday from Rockford, MN., where they 
attended the wedding of Mr. Abbott's niece. Miss Bemice Anderson, who was married on Friday. 

********** October 28, 1937 

ENTERTAIN 
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohn entertained a number of their relatives. Mr. Bohn's sister and 

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husband, Mr. and Mrs. DeGrey, of Minneapolis, who were recently maxried, are here for 

their honeymoon. ^^^^^^^^^^ 

Jf ********** October 28, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
Medenwaldt - Coppin 
Roland Medenwaldt, son of Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt and Lorraine Coppin, daughter of Mrs. 
Saxah Coppin, were united in marriage Thursday evening at the German Evangelical Church 
parsonage by Rev. G. A. Eyrich. Norman Pankow and Doris Coppin were witnesses. 

********** November 4, 1937 

PETERSON - BLADOW 
A few relatives gathered at the Elmer Peterson home to attend the wedding of their 
daughter, Vema Peterson, when she became the bride of Elmer Bladow on Satxirday evening 
at 6 o'clock, Pastor J. B. Falkanger, of Minneapolis, MN., officiating. The best man was 
LeRoy Bladow, a brother of the groom, and the bridesmaid was Myrtle Peterson, a sister of 
the bride . 

A large crowd of friends gathered in Hankinson Friday evening to attend a parcel shower 
which was given in honor of the newlyweds . 

********** November 4, 1937 

BRUNKHURST - BLADOW 
Miss Elsie Brunkhurst and Arnold Bladow were united in marriage Thursday by Rev. Schu- 
macher at the Tyler church parsonage. The couple will make their home in the Evenson's 
bungalow on the south side of town. 

********** November 4, 1937 

GREAT BEND.... A miscellaneous shower was given at the Mrs. Mary Bemdt home Sunday 
afternoon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Foss, who were recently married at Fargo. 

********** November 4, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 

A quiet wedding took place on Wednesday, when Miss Lola Brummond, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman Brummond of Hankinson, became the bride of Mr. John Poss , son of Mrs. Susan 
Poss, of Barney. 

The bride wore an ankle length gown of wine color velvet with hat and accessories to 
match and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. She was attended by Miss Margaret Rieland 
who wore a velvet gown of rust color with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of 
chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by his brother, Norbert Poss. 

A wedding dinner was served at the groom's home to the immediate relatives. They will 
leave on a two weeks' wedding trip through Minnesota and Iowa. They will make their home 
on the groom's farm south of Barney. Their many friends wish them a long and happy wedded 
life. ********** November 11, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 

Tuesday morning, at St. Philip's Chtirch, Rev. Myron Schuh officiated at a Nuptial 
High Mass which united Mary Anne Krump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Krump in marriage to 

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Peter Scheller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scheller. 

Attendants were Mary Scheller, sister of the groom, and George Fischer. The bride 
was charmingly attired in a rose-rust satin dress with brown accessories. The bridesmaid 
was gowned in a wide crepe dress. 

The couple will make their home with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scheller. 
The best wishes of many friends will follow them throughout their married life. 

********** November 25, 1937 

OSTBY - DIFFERDING 
Sievert Ostby and Helena Differding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Differding, were 
united in marriage Friday at St. Philip's Chapel, Father Schuh officiating. The couple 
will live on Mr. Ostby 's farm south of Hankinson, and friends extend felicitations. 

********** December 2, 1937 

BOMMERSBACH - MOEN 
Edward Bommersbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bommersbach and Miss Esther Moen, of 
Larimore, ND., were married Nov. 20th, at Laximore, ND. Mr. Bommersbach has been in a 
CCC Camp for 3 years at Larimore . 

********** December 2, 1937 

SHOWER GIVEN 

LIDGERWObo The home of Mrs. Nellie Carey was nicely decorated with pink and white 

streamers for the miscellaneous shower held there Sunday evening in honor of Grayce Rasmus - 
sen, whose marriage to Claude Carey was held on Tuesday. Lunch was served to a large num- 
ber of guests and relatives. Alta and Opal Rasmussen, sisters of the bride-to-be, and Mrs. 
Holmes from Breckenridge , attended. 

********** December 2, 1937 

HAMMER. .. .The coimnunity gave a shower at the Firkinstad Church last Sunday for Mrs. 
Simon Stave, a bride of two weeks. The ladies had brought lunch baskets and coffee was 
cooked in the basement where the serving was done . Mrs . Stave received a number of use- 
ful gifts. ********** December 2, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON Dan Cupid claimed one of our New Effington boys, Saturday, Nov. 6th, 

when Garfield Bredvik was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Carlson, of Minneapolis, 
MN., the marriage took place at Angola, IN. They will make their home at Flint, MI. 

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O'BRIEN - BIRCHEM 

ROSHOLT The St. Nicholas Church was the scene of a pretty wedding, Thursday at 

9 o'clock, when Hazel Mary O'Brien became the bride of Mr. Victor Birchem. Father Engle- 
hart performed the ceremony. The attendants were Leo O'Brien and Mary Birchen. The young 
couple will live on the Jim Larson farm south of Rosholt. 

********** December 9, 1937 

WEDDING BELLS 
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Wednesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church, Rev. 0. G. A. Eyrich officiating. 
Miss Ruth Muehler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Muehler, and Gilbert Buckhouse, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Buckhouse, were united in marriage. The bridesmaids were Misses 
Alice Muehler and Alice Medenwaldt. The groom's attendants were Clarence Buckhouse and 
Roland Roeder. 

The bride wore a brown silk lace ttonic over a brown silk crepe skirt and a combined 
brown velvet and gold metallic lame hat with shoulder length veil and carried a bouquet 
of yellow chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids wore eleanor blue and navy blue. 

The doiable ring ceremony was used. Miss Frances Eyrich played the nuptial music. 
The couple will make their home with the bride ' s parents and a host of friends extend 
congratulations and best wishes . 

********** December 9, 1937 

VOSS - HARDIE 

Mr. Newell Hardie and Miss Ethel Voss, of Rosholt, were united in marriage Saturday 
afternoon in White Rock, SD. As wedding attendants they chose the bride's sister and 
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stelton. A wedding dinner was served at the bride's home at 
5 o'clock. The immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present. The many 
friends of the yoiing people extend congratulations . 

********** December 16, 1937 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Alvina Havlena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Havlena, of this 
city, and George Sponsel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sponsel, of Goodland, KS., were mar- 
ried Tuesday in Wahpeton in a quiet ceremony by Judge A. W. Ponath. 

********** December 16, 1937 

GEORGE RENNIX, JR. ENGAGED 
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln C. Hicks, 4925 First Ave. So., announce the engagement of their 
daughter. Miss Lillian Charlotte, to Mr. George W. Rennix, Jr., of Chicago, son of Mr. cuid 
Mrs. George W. Rennix, of Aberdeen, SD. Plans are being made for an Easter wedding. 

George formerly attended school in Hankinson, where his parents resided and later 
attended the Univ .. of Minn . , where he was a member of the Golden Gophers . 

********** December 23, 1937 

EFFINGTON l-fEDDING 
NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Miss Luella Simonson, of New Effington, became the bride of Stanley 
Blackman, of Rosholt, at a ceremony performed at the White Rock parsonage Saturday. 

********* * December 23, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON .... Mr . Stanley Backman of Rosholt, and Miss Luella Simonson, of New 
Effington, were united in marriage at White Rock, Saturday evening, Dec. 11th. The comm- 
unity wishes them the best of luck and much prosperity. 

********** December 23, 1937 



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WEDDING BELLS 

Beling - Reeser 
Word has been received here announcing the marriage of Miss Goldie W. Beling, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Inibach to Mr. Wilson LeRoy Reeser, of Van Nuys, CA. The 
wedding will take place Saturday evening, Jainuary 1st, at 7:30 in Van Nuys, CA. 

Miss Beling, formerly a resident of Hankinson, graduated from Hankinson High School 
in 1935. She was a very popular and charming young lady. 

********** December 30, 1937 

FOGARTY - LATTERY 
Tuesday at the Catholic Church in Fairmount Miss Agnes Fogarty and Mr. James Lattery, 
of Bismarck, were united in marriage. The bride is well known here having graduated from 
H. H. S. in 1928. Mr. Lattery is a teacher and coach in Sanish, ND. The couple will make 

their home at Scinish. 

********** December 30, 1937 

KIEL - BUCKHOUSE 

Sunday evening. Rev. Otto G. Eyrich united in marriage Rose Kiel and Howard Buckhouse . 

Witnesses were Albert Buckhouse and Gertrude Koll, of Claire City, SD. They will make 

their home in Hankinson and the best wishes of their friends are extended them. 

********** December 30, 1937 

FALK - EDGERTON 

Harry Falk, of Hankinson, was united in marriage to Bemice Edgerton, of Rapid City, 

SD., on Dec. 4th, at the home of the bridegroom's sister, Clara Monette of Seattle, WA. 

The attendants were the bridegroom's sister, Clara Monette and the bride's twin brother, 

Bernard. ********** December 30, 1937 



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Word was announced this week of the marriage of Miss Lena Roth, daughter of Mrs. Peter 
Roth, to Louis Wirtz on Nov. 27th, at Wahpeton. They are making their home six miles north- 
east of Hankinson on the groom's farm. 

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WEDDING BELLS 
A pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon, Jcin. 6th, at 2 o'clock at the 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, when Miss Delphine Helmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Helmer 
of Lidgerwood, became the bride of LeRoy Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bladow, of Hank- 
inson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Cloeter. 

The bride was attired in a gown of golden brown and carried a bouquet of white carna- 
tions and fern leaves. Miss Lilia Bladow, sister of the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaid. 
Elsworth Helmer, brother of the bride, acted ais best man, Grace Franz, niece of the bride- 
groom, was flower girl. After the ceremony a 5 o'clock wedding dinner was served at the 
home of the bride's parents in a prettily decorated room. Waitresses were Elvia and Elaine 
Lentz, cousins of the bride. The bride is a well known and popular young lady, of Lidger- 
wood, and the groom is a well known Hankinson young msin. We wish them a happy married life. 

********** January 6, 1938 

Miss Syvilla Berndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Bemdt and Howard La Bonnete were 
united in marriage at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical Chxirch, Rev. L. Hoy 
performing the ceremony. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Mendelsohn's wedding march, 
which was played by Mrs. E. C. Kiel. Attending the bridal couple were Miss Gustie and 
I/3rrell Bemdt, sisters of the bride and Elmer Smith, cousin of the bride, and two little 
flower girls , Donna and Marlene LaBonnte . For her wedding gown the bride wore a floor 
length white lace gown over satin with veil and accessores to match. Her flowers were 
arranged in a bridal bouquet of red roses-. The bride's attendants wore gowns of bright 
blue brocaded silk and the flower girls wore gowns of peach cind blue taffeta. Mrs. George 
Womer, Jr., sang, "I Love You Truly." 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride to a num- 
ber of relatives and close friends . The young couple will make their home in Minneapolis . 
A host of friends extend congratulations and wish the young couple much happiness and 
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MEDENWALDT - STACK 
On Friday, January 7th, at Sisseton, SD., Miss Evelyn Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wra. Medenwaldt, and Harry Stack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack were united in marriage. 
Witnesses for the couple were Miss Nina Tiegs and George Scheller. The newlyweds will make 
their home at the Carl Stack farm. 

********** January 13, 1938 

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ARNDT - FRANZ 
The wedding of Miss Alma Amdt of Madelia, MN., to Mr. Edgar Franz, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman Franz, niral Hankinson, was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at 
the Lutheran Parsonage. Rev. J. P. Klausler officiated. Attending the bride was Miss 
Nellie Gustman. Mr. Reinhard Franz, brother of the bridegroom, acted as bestman. Grace 
Franz and Mary Hill, nieces of the bridegroom were flower girls. 

The bride was gowned in a floor length rust silk crepe dress, a white tulle veil and 
she carried a bridal bouquet of roses and ferns. Her bridesmaid was attired in navy blue 
silk crepe and wore a shoulder corsage of lilies cuid ferns. The flower girls wore pink 
silk dresses and carried baskets of tea roses and ferns. 

Following the ceremony the bridal party went to the home of the groom's parents where 
a 5 o'clock dinner was served the immediate relatives of the couple. 

********** January 13, 1938 

WEDDING BELLS 
Deglow - Tiegs 
The scene at St. Stephen's Lutheran Oiurch, Beaver Dam, WI., Friday afternoon, Dec. 
24th, at 2 o'clock was the marriage of Miss Bemice Deglow, daughter of Mr. a:id Mrs. Wm. 
Deglow, Beaver Dam, WI . , and Elmer Tiegs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiegs, of Hankinson, 
ND. 

After the ceremony a turkey dinner was served at the home of the bride ' s parents . 
The couple will reside at their home, 221 Haskell St., Beaver Dam. WI . The groom is emp- 
loyed at the Von Brunt Shop, at Horicon, WI. 

********** January 20, 1938 

FOERTSCH - ALTHOFF 

Miss Alvina Foertsch, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foertsch of Mantador, and Edmond 

Althoff, of Moore ton, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in 

Mantador Wednesday, Jan. 19th. Rev. Snyder officiated. The couple will make their home 

with the groom's parents in Mooreton. 

********** Jamuary 20, 1938 

KLEIN - TIEGS 

After having been kept secret since June 30th, 1937, the marriage of Miss Betty Klein, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Klein and Alfred Tiegs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tiegs, 
was announced. They were married at noon, June 30tti at Casselton, ND., by Judge Hawley. 
A New York couple witnessed the ceremony . 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School, the '36 class and was recently 
graduated from a Fargo Beauty Academy in Fargo, ND. She has been employed at the L. S S. 
Store in Wahpeton. The groom is employed at the local Red Owl Store. The couple will 
make their home in Hankinson and their many friends extend the young couple heartiest con- 
gratulations. ********** Febr\iary 3, 1938 

LABODA - KOMM 

Friends received word here from Washington that Edward Laboda was recently married 

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to Mrs. Amelia Komm at a quiet ceremony in the parsonage of the Knob Hill Evangelical 
Church. Rev. Ralph Wyrich performed the ceremony. 

The bride was gowned in Burgundy velvet with a corsage of American Beauty Roses. Mr. 
and Mrs. Dexter Cahoon were their attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Laboda left for a wedding trip 
to California. Mr. Laboda left Great Bend early in the fall to visit relatives in Washing- 
ton and will bring home his bride this spring. 

*********** February 3, 1938 

EHK - THOMPSON 

WATERLOO (lA) Courier ... .At a ceremony performed in the rectory of St. John's Catholic 
Church Friday, Miss Josephine Ehr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ehr, became the bride of 
Ernest Thompson, son of Mr. cind Mrs. A. K. Thompson, of Hanlcinson, ND. Rev. Lentz offic- 
iated. Miss Dorothy Ehr, sister of the bride, and Austin Lucas, attended the couple. 

The bride wore a blue chiffon velvet frock with gold accessories and a corsage of 
yellow roses and white sweetpeas. Her sister wore dubonnet taffeta with gold and brown 
acdessories . 

A wedding dinner was served. Among the guests were Miss Rita Tix, Fergus Falls, Miss 
Marie Tix, George Tix, Otto Medenwaldt, Hankinson, and others. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Francis Academy of Hankinson, and has been doing secre- 
tarial work the past three years. Mr. Thompson attended State Teachers College at Valley 
City and at Cedar Falls, and Luther College at Decorah. The couple will live in Waterloo. 

********** February 3, 1938 

ROTH - ROBINSON 

At a quiet wedding at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, Miss Georgianna Robinson, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson and Wendell Roth, son of Mrs. Peter Roth were united in 
marriage by Fr. Schijh . Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson were witnesses. 

The bride is a charming young lady, a graduate of the Hankinson School, who has been 
employed at the local bank as bookkeeper. Mr. Roth, an industrious young man, is assoc- 
iated with the Hankinson Auto Co. They have a host of friends who extend best wishes for 
their futxare happiness. ********** February 10, 1938 

DOTZENROD - SINGLEMAN 

WYNDMERE. .. .Announcements were received here the past week of the marriage of Edwin 
Dotzenrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Dotzenrod and Miss Dorothea Singleman, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Singleman of Mooreton. The ceremony, performed by a Methodist minister, 
took place in Los Angeles, CA., on January 22nd. No other particulars have been received 
here. ********** February 10, 1938 

MEDENWALDT - BUCKHOUSE 

Tuesday afternoon at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Miss Sadie Medenwaldt, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt and Alvin Buckhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buckhouse, 
were united in marriage. Rev. Otto G. A. Eyrich officiating. 

Miss Frances Eyrich, organist, played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin as the pre- 

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cessional. The wedding music from Mendelssohn was the recessional music. The church choir 
sang, "Help by My Savior's Mighty Hand." Miss LaVema Medenwaldt was her sister's brides- 
maid. Mr. Elmer Buclchouse, brother of the groom, was best man. 

Miss Medenwaldt wore a dusty pink satin frock, the skirt ankle length. The waist was 
featured by a white net collar and puffed sleeves. She carried an arm bouquet of pink 
carnations . 

For her gown, the bride chose white satin fashioned in princess mode, the bodice fea- 
turing a low neckline and draped puffed sleeves. A tiara styled cap, ornamented with seed 
pearls held the bridal veil of court length. She carried a sheeif of calla lillies, tied 
with white satin ribbons and wore a single strand of pearls . 

********** February 24, 1938 

SHOWER GIVEN 
A miscellaneous shower was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bohn Sunday evening 
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Sedler, who were recently married at Moorhead. Mrs. 
Sedler (nee Erroa Renshaw) has been an employee of the Montgomery Ward Store at Wahpeton for 
eight years. Her home is at Ada, MN. They will make their home on Mr. Sedler 's farm, one 
and a half miles out of Great Bend. 

********** February 24, 19 38 

PRIBBERNOW - SELMER 
Announcement of the marriage of Harold Pribbemow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pribber- 
now, to Miss Pauline Selmer, at Skagway, Alaska, was received here by relatives. The marr- 
iage occurred on Feb. 14th, at the home of the bride ' s parents , Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Selmer. 

The bride was attired in a gold colored silk net dress, trimmed with purple velvet 
flowers. A reception followed the ceremony. They are spending there honeymoon in Alaska. 

********** February 24, 1938 

JERESZEK - KUKOWSKI 
John Jereszek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jereszek, of Hankinson, and Miss Leona Kuk- 
owski, of Georgetown, MN., were married Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Georgetown. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jereszek will make their home on a farm near Georgetown after March 15th, 
following their return from a visit in Hankinson. 

********** February 24, 19 38 

LEE - HINSON 
Friends received word this week of the marriage of Miss Madelyn Irene Lee, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Knudt E. Lee, to Mr. L. Kirk Hinson, on Friday, Feb. 11th, at St. Louis, MO. 
Mrs . Hinson taught for four years in the local school . She was also coach for the H . S . 
girls' basketball team and had completed a dietician course in a St. Louis college. 

********** March 3, 19 38 

ROTH - CONNOLLY 
In a ceremony performed at St. Anthony's church in Fargo at 8:30 last Tuesday morning, 
Peter J. Roth and Miss Margaret Connolly, of Wahpeton, were united in marriage. Jack Robin- 
son attended the groom and Miss Gertrude Connolly attended her sister. They will leave for 

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Missouri this week where they will make their home . 

********** March 10, 1938 

MEYER - BOLL 
Tony Meyer and Mrs. Elizabeth Boll were quietly married at 9 o'clock Wednesday morn- 
ing in Wahpeton at St. John's Catholic Church. Rev. F. A. Meyer officiated. They were 
attended by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Faust, sister and brother-in-law of the groom. Friends 
extend best wishes to Mr. and Mrs, Meyer. 

********** March 10, 19 38 

WEDDING 

LIDGERt.'OOD Announcement was made this week of the marriage Sunday of Dr. W. A. Kern 

of Lidgerwood, to Ruth Seekins , of Valley City. The wedding was solemnized at 3 PM., in 
the Erie, NO., Presbytery by Rev. Robert L. Colvin. A single ring ceremony was used. 

********** Mcirch 10, 1938 

ATTEND SHOWER 
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman and family and Mrs. Alfred Medenwaldt and Irmina Zieg- 
elman motored to Garfield, MN., Sunday to attend a shower for Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ziegel- 
man, who were recently married. They returned home Tuesday evening. 

********** March 24, 1938 

GREAT BEND Mr. Walter Bohn and Miss Hildegeird Heide were quietly married at Fergus 

Falls, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bohn will make their home on a fcirm northwest of Great Bend. 

********** March 31, 1938 

BARNEY WEDDING 

BARNEY.... A very pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized on Sunday, March 20th, at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Sweet in Wyndmere , when their only child. Miss Blanche Marie, 
was united in marriage to Mr. Elmer Robert Lischefski son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lischef- 
ski, of Barney. ********** March 31 1938 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN MARRIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Mr. Howard Moore, son of Bert Moore formerly of Hankinson, eind Dorothy Draper, of 
Col. Heights, were married April 2nd, at the Hope Lutheran Chtirch in Minneapolis. The 
Rev. Thorpe officiating. Miss Lorraine Greaves and Mr. J. T. Yearger were the attendants. 

A reception was held at the hme of the bride after the ceremony, about 50 guests 
attending. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. Draper and family, John Draper, Mr. 
Bert Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moore and Miss Hazel Moore. 

Mr. and Mrs. Moore will make their home in Col. Heights. For the present, Mr. Moore 
is employed at the Minneapolis Casket Co., in SE Minneapolis. 

********** April 14, 1938 

LIDGERWOOD Miss Adrienne Christensen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Christensen, 

formerly of Lidgerwood, was married to Thornwell Rogers, son of the late Earl Rogers, and 
Mrs. Belle Green Rogers, in Los Angeles, March 30th. 

********** April 14, 1938 

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FAIRMOUNT. .. .Donald Terrill and Mabel Jepson "stole" a march on their Fairmount 
friends and were secretly married on January 11th at Nunda, SD. The ceremony was performed 
at the Swedish Lutheran Parsonage, with Rev. Irwin A. Suvy, officiating. 

********** April 14, 1938 

Miss Alva Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Krause, became the bride of Benjamin 
Zeitlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Zietlow, Easter Sunday evening at the Lutheran Chxirch 
with Rev. Rengstorf officiating. 

Miss Adela Krause was the bride's only attendant and Erwin Zietlow attended Mr. Zietlow. 
The bridesmaid was attired in a cerise taffeta gown and carried roses . The bride was beauti- 
fully gowned in a combined white satin and lace gown. She wore a three-quarter length veil 
and Ccirried a bouquet of yellow roses. 

After the ceremony a reception was given at the home of Mr . and Mrs . John Krause for 
the wedding party and relatives . 

The couple will make their home near Great Bend, and a host of friends wish them happi- 
ness. ********** April 21, 1938 

TIEGS - SCHELLER 

Miss Nina Tiegs, daughter of Mr. Frank Tiegs and George Scheller, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
R. C. Scheller, were united in marriage Friday, April 22nd, in a ceremony performed by Rev. 
Jos. F. Studnicka. 

Both the bride and groom are life long residents of the Hankinson community where they 
have a great number of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future 
happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Scheller will make their home in Hcinkinson. 

***** ***** April 28, 1938 

MOTIS - JAEGER 

At a service read in St. Philip's Church Parish House, Satxirday morning at 6 AM., Miss 
Helen Motis , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Motis, became the bride of Mr. Jacob Jaeger, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jaeger, Rev. J. Studnicka officiating. 

The bride wore a dress of powder blue flat crepe, feattiring a bolero jacket. She wore 
navy blue accessories and a corsage of blue and pink sweet peas and eggshell roses . 

Miss Myrtle Anderson and Nick Jaeger, of Wahpeton, attended the couple. Both Mr. and 
Mrs. Jaeger are graduates of the Hankinson Public School. They will make their home in Hank- 
inson. Saturday evening a reception was given Mr. and Mrs. Jaeger at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Martin Jaeger, attendants being the members of the bridal party and immediate relatives 
of the couple. ********** April 28, 1938 

ROSHOLT. .. .Mickey Moeller, who is out in California, was married to an Oakland lady on 
Easter Sunday, April 17th. We have no details of the happy event at this time. 

********** April 28, 1938 

St. Philip's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Monday morning when Miss Adeline 
Spreckels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Spreckels, became the bride of Mr. John Hipp, son 



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of Mrs. Adam Hipp, of this city. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Goerger of Wyndmere. 
The bride was attired in a dress of aqvia blue silk with tan accessories and carried tails- 
man roses and the bridesmaid carried American Beauty roses . 

Both contracting parties are graduates of the local public school. The bride graduated 
in 1935 and was Valdictorian . She later attended the Science School and graduated with hon- 
ors. The newylweds will reside in Hankinson, where the groom holds a position with the 
Salzer Lumber Co. ********** j^y 5^ 1938 

EFFINGTON WEDDING 

NEW EFFINGTON A quiet wedding was solemnized at the Lutheran Church here Sunday week. 

Peter Olson of Geneseo and Clara Hainess of Veblen being united in the holy bonds of matri- 
mony. ********** j^y 5^ 1938 

WEDDING BELLS 

A wedding was solemnized at St. Philips Church today at 7 o'clock when Rosina Theede 
daughter of Mr. cind Mrs. Anton Theede, became the bride of Douglas Fergerson, of Douglas, 
ND. . Fr. Studnicka conducted the service. 

********** jjay 2^2, 1938 

GREAT BEND... A miscellaneous shower was given at the Emil Bohn home Sunday evening 
in honor of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Noyes who were recently 
mairried. They received many useful gifts. 

********** jjay 12, 1938 

FAIRMOUNT ^VEDDING 
FAIRMOUNT — .Mss Helen Aim, daughter of Mrs. Clara Aim, of Fargo, and Robert Schmitt, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schmitt, of Fairmount, were united in marriage Thursday morning at 
St . Mary ' s Cathedral in Fargo . Rev . Father John McHugh performed the ceremony . 

********** 

May 19, 1938 

GREAT BEND Linda Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bohn and Milton Noyes, of 

Wahpeton, surprised their friends by going to Sisseton, where they were married several 

weeks ago . Mr . and Mrs • Noyes were pleasantly surprised Sunday evening when they were 

tendered a miscellameous shower. They received many nice gifts. 

********** (^ay 19, 1938 

LAMARS A bridal shower for Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Grimes was held in the LaMars Hall 

Friday night. An enjoyable and entertaining program was presented. A large group of frie- 
nds and relatives attended and brought many beautiful and useful gifts. An ice cream sup- 
per was served and was enjoyed by everyone. 

********** May 26, 1938 

MENTZ - STOLTENOW 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Bernice Mentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mentz, of Paynesville, 
MN., and Waldemar Stoltenow, son of Mrs. Chas. Stoltenow, of Great Bend, were united in 
marriage Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Evangelical Church at Paynesville. The 
bride wore a gown of white satin with a long veil and carried a bouquet of lilacs and red 

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roses. A sister of the bride, Phyllis Mentz, was maid of honor. She wore a gown of 
pale blue lace and carried a bouquet of carnations. The bridesmaids were Elaine Mentz and 
Joyce Glentz. The groom's attendants were Manville Stoltenow, a nephew of the groom, and 
Hilary Glentz . Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride ' s 
parents to about fifty guests. Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenow will make their home on his mother's 
farm northeast of Great Bend. 

********** May 26, 1938 

Following a short motor wedding trip, Mr. Benjamin Locher and his bride, the former 
Miss Helen Alice Bergman, whose mcirriage occurred on Saturday, the 2-lst of May, in St. Bren- 
dan's Catholic Church in Green Isle, MN., will be home at Fairfax, MN. The bride is a sis- 
ter of Miss Alice Bergman, Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN., and Mr. Locher, the nephew of Mr. 
and Mrs. George Locker, of Green Isle, MN. The Rev. A. J. Doyle read the service at 9 o' 
clock before the altar beinked with ferns and white lilacs. The bride wore a gown of deep rose 
marquisette with accessories to match and shoulder corsage of gardenias. She carried a 
prayer book. Miss Margaret Davitt, the maid of honor wore a gown of marquisette navy blue 
with dusty pink accessories and wore a shoulder bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas. 

Joseph Locher, of Green Isle, MN., was his cousin's best man. Mrs. Locher has for 
the past three years taught school at Green Isle. The groom is engaged in the creamery 
business at Fairfax, MN. A wedding breakfast and reception was held at the apartment of 
the bride's cousin, Mr. Bill Bergman, Steven's Avenue, Minneapolis, MN., following the 
ceremony . 

Mrs. Locher is a former resident of HanJcinson and her many friends here join The NEWS 
in extending congratulations . 

********** May 26, 1938 

BRUMMOND - BREWER 
Miss Erma Brummond, of Hankinson was married to Lynn Brewer, of Wahpeton, Saturday. 
The bride has been employed in a Wahpeton store for several months. The newlyweds will 
reside in Wahpeton. ********** June 2, 1938 

SONORA A miscellaneous shower was given in the granary of Ed Mahler, for Ethel 

Brackin and Arnold Loll, Sunday evening. The bride-to-be received many beautiful and use- 
ful gifts. A midnight refreshment was served. They were married June 1st. 

********** June 2, 1938 

SONORA. .. .Bans for the marriage, between Margaret Schmidt and Herman Weber, of Fargo, 
were announced for the first time Sunday, by Rev. Fr. Bierens. 

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Supt. and Mrs. C. H. Siefken received an announcement this week of the marriage of Mr. 
Ralph Thorpe Tolo, of Minot, formerly of this city, to Miss Caria Nerisen, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. John 0. Nerisen, of Minot. The wedding will take place on June 15th at 7:30 o' 
clock in the evening at the Univ. Lutheran Church, of Hope in Minneapolis. They will be at 



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home after Jiily 1st at Minot, where Mr. Tolo is employed by the Standard Oil Co. 

Mr. Tolo is well known here having taught in the local High School a few years ago. 

********** June 2, 1938 

KINN - KITZMAN 
Miss Mercedes Kitzman, of Rosholt and Mr. Elroy Kinn, of Hankinson, were married today 
at the St. John's Catholic Church in Rosholt. 

Except the fact that the newlyweds will go to the west coast on a honeymoon, we will 
have no details until next week's paper. 

********** June 9, 1938 

GAIL KLEIN MARRIED 
Miss Gail Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klein, of this city, and Edwin E. Coll- 
ins, son of Mrs. H. A. Collins, of West Union, lA., were married at Sisseton Thursday after- 
noon, June 2nd, at the Lutheran parsonage. 

The bride wore a white silk sport suit with white accessories. She was attended by 
her sister, Mrs. Betty Tiegs , who wore a grey sport suit with blue accessories. The groom 
was attended by Mr. Meredith Willicims of Fairmount. The only guests were Mr. cind Mrs. Klein 
parents of the bride. Mrs. Collins is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and the 
North Dakota School of Science. The groom is a graduate of St John's College, Collegeville, 
MN. After the ceremony the newlyweds left for a few days visit in northern Minnesota. They 
will make their future home in Breckenridge , MN. 

********** June 9, 1938 

JUNE WEDDINGS ARE NUMEROUS 
Lingen - Goerger 
Miss Mary Lingen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lingen, of Mantador, and Herbert 
Goerger, son of Mr. cind Mrs. Barney Goerger, of Mantador, were united in marriage Tuesday 
morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador, Rev. Father Schneider 
performing the ceremony. 

Katherine Lingen acted as bridesmaid and Nick Goerger was best man. 

********** June 16, 1938 

PAUSCH - LEINEN 
Miss Rita Pausch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pausch, of Mcintador, and Ray Leinen, 
of Wahpeton, were meirried Wednesday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador, 
Rev. Father Schneider performing the ceremony. Mrs. Betty Pausch was bridesmaid and Walter 
Leinen acted as best man. 

The couple will make their home in Wahpeton where the groom is employed in a garage. 

********** June 16, 19 38 

SCHMIDT - WEBBER 
A wedding of interest to many in this city is that of Miss Margaret Schmidt, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmidt of Fairmount and Herman Webber, of Fargo. The ceremony took 
place Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The happy couple 
will make their home in Fargo, where the groom operates a barber shop. 

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Mr. Webber was employed at the Linehan Beirber Shop last svnmner. 

********** June 16, 1938 

PAYNE - SCHLENER WEDDING 

Miss Fern Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne and Leonard Schlener, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schlener, were married today in Milbaink, SD. Miss Fay Payne acted as 
bridesmaid and Art Weber was best man. Audrey Schlener and Willard Bohn were also in 
attendance at the wedding. The bride was charming in a dress of blue silk with white acc- 
essories. The bridesmaid wore a dress of light blue taffeta. 

The happy couple will make their home at Evansville, where the groom is employed with 
the Collins Construction Company. 

The bride is a graduate of the local high school, a member of the class of 19 34. She 
is a graduate also of a beauty culture school. 

Both contracting parties are well and favorably known here and have the best wishes 
of all for a happy future. ********** june 16, 1938 

SCHRAMM - MONTAGUE 

Tom E. Schramm, son of Mr. Tom Schrcimm of this city, and Miss Melba Montague, of Yak- 
ima, WA. , were married June 11th at Yakima. Tom, who was in Hankinson on a visit last week 
is in the U. S. Navy. ********** june 15^ 1938 

KITZMAN - KINN 

Her parents twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on June 9th was chosen by Miss Mercedes 
Kitzman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Kitzman, of Rosholt, SD., for her marriage to Elroy 
Kinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinn, of Hankinson, ND. 

The ceremony at 9:30 o'clock was solemnized at St. John's Catholic Church, at Rosholt, 
SD. Rev. H. Engelhardt performed the ceremony and read the nuptial high mass. 

The bridesmaids. Miss Beatrice Kitzman, sister of the bride and Miss Helen Kinn, sister 
of the groom, wore gowns fashioned alike of mousseline de sole, made with bouffant skirt and 
square neckline with bands of grosgrain accenting the bodice. Miss Kitzman was gowned in 
pink and Miss Kinn in yellow. They wore shoulder length veils of net, in corresponding 
colors to their dresses and carried matching net muffs on which were corsages of pink and 
lavender sweet peas . 

Miss Kitzman entered with her father, who gave her in marriage. They were awaited at 
the altar by Mr Kinn and his attendants, Messrs. George Brackin and Leo Kinn, cousins of 
the groom. For her wedding gown. Miss Kitzman had chosen a white net designed on princess 
lines, with square neckline, slightly puffed sleeves and a bouffont skirt accented with 
nosegays of flowers. Her veil was of white net, finger tip length, with a halo of pearls. 
Her only jewelry was the bridegroom's gift, a yellow and white gold locket. She carried a 
shower bouquet of talisman roses and lilies of the valley. Ushers were Frank Kinn and 
Abe Mosey. 

Following the services a reception for 65 guests was given at the bride's home. The 
dining room was decorated in silver amd white with bouquets of summer flowers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kinn left on a wedding trip to the west coast, also touring Yellowstone 

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National Park and the Black Hills before their return. For travel the bride wore a brown 
suit with a fog fur and copper accessories. After August 1st, Mr. and Mrs. Kinn will be 
at home in Hankinson, ND. 

Mrs. Kinn attended St. Mary's Academy, Graceville, MN., and the Rosholt High School. 
She is a graduate of the Aberdeen Normal, Aberdeen, SD., and has been engaged in the teach- 
ing profession. Mr. Kinn attended the HanJcinson Public School cind is a graduate of the State 
School of Science, Wahpeton, ND. ,He is engaged in business with his father at the Hankinson 
Auto Co. ********** jyjjg j^g^ 3^938 

ROEDER - PFEIFFER 
Belated report of a marriage of local interest is that of Henry Boeder, son of Mrs. 
Fred Roeder, Sr., to Miss Eva Pfeiffer, of Milwaukee, on May 17th. They will make their 
home in Milwaukee. ********** June 16, 1938 

GREAT BEND A very pretty wedding took place on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 when 

Miss Lila Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bohn, of Great Bend, became the bride of 
Gordon Engel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engel, of Minneapolis, at the Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Rev. J. Rengstorf officiating. 

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding 
march played by Mrs . Herbert Weiss . 

The groom was ushered by his first attendant, Mr. Willard Bohn. The attendants of 
the bride were Miss Virginia Engel, sister of the groom, who acted as maid of honor. Miss 
Sylvia Bohn and Kathryn Sherman, cousins of the bride and Grace Snyder, friend of the bride. 
The two flower girls were Donna Bohn and Marlys Engel. The bride was attired in a beautiful 
white satin gown made with a long train, with veil and accessories to match. Yellow roses 
formed the bride's bouquet. Miss Virginia Engel, maid of honor, wore green organdy and the 
three bridesmaids were gowned in pastel shades of yellow and peach and all carried bouquets . 

********** June 16, 1938 

HAMMER. . . .A large number of our people went to Claire City last Saturday to attend the 
wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith (nee Ailene Gullickson.) 

HAMMER MARRIED Miss Jane Flaws, of Olida, MN., and Albert Kemmitz, north of Hammer. 

were united in marriage Wednesday at Britton, SD. 

********** j^^g 23, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A wedding of local interest took place at the Rev. Walseth parsonage 
Monday when Hazel Larson, of New Effington becaune the bride of Forest Evenson of Ortonville. 

********** June 23, 19 38 

A parcel shower was given at the Rex Cafe Thursday evening in honor of Mrs. F. Iverson 
who was recently married NEW EFFINGTON.... June 23 1933 

GREAT GEND A reception was held at the Trinity Lutheran Church basement Wednesday 

evening in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Knuppel, sponsered by the Ladies' Aid and relatives 
and friends. The Ladies' Aid presented them with a cash gift and they also received other 

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appropriate gifts. They were married June 8th at Pennsylvania and are here on their honey- 
moon, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knuppel. 

********** j^^ 23, 1938 

GUSTMAN - KRADSE 
A very pretty wedding was solmnized on Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock when Miss Hannah 
Gustman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman became the bride of Leonard Krause, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krause, of Cayuga, in the Evangelical parsonage. Rev. Eyrich officiated 
using the beautiful double ring ceremony. 

Miss Nell Gustman, sister of the bride, was her only attendant. Ottmer Hoefs, friend 
of the groom was best man. The bride was charming in a dress of yellow silk flat crepe and 
her flowers were a bridal bouquet of pink and white roses and ferns. The bridesmaid wore 
a dress of flowered silk crepe with a shoulder corsage of sweet peas. The groom and his 
attendant wore blue suits . 

The young couple left on a wedding trip through the Black Hills and other points of 
interest. For travel the bride wore a suit of blue silk with white accessories. After 
July 1st they will be at home at Cayuga. Mr. and Mrs. Krause are well known in this comm- 
unity and have many friends and relatives who extend best wishes for their future happiness. 

********* * jyj^g 23, 1938 

JUNE WEDDING BELLS RING OUT 



MUEHLER- SANDER 
A very pretty wedding which united two prominent south Richland County people occurred 
Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church, when Miss Mary Emma Muehler, daughter of Mrs. 
Bertha Muehler became the bride of Henry William Sander, Rev. J. P. Klausler conducting the 
service . 

The bride was attired in a gown of white satin and carried a bridal bouquet of roses . 
The bridesmaids, Irma Ziegelman and Elfrieda Hingst, were attired in moire taffeta. Flower 
girls were Arlene Muehler and Delores Milbrandt. The groom's attendants were Orville Sand- 
er emd Gustav Muehler. 

The young couple entertained at a dance at Grawe's Hall tonight. Friends extend feli- 
citations and best wishes for their happiness. 

********** June 30, 1938 

KORTGARD - BORSTAD 
Invitations have been received in Hankinson telling of the coming wedding of Miss Clari 
Kortgard to Arthiir Borstad, the wedding to take place on July 5th at Mahnomen, MN. Miss 
Kortgard taught in the Hankinson school the past year. 

********** June 30, 1938 

STEIN - SPETHMANN 
The Emmanuel Evangelical Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding Monday, whe 
Miss Mildred Stein, daughter of Mr. Ed. Stein, of this city, became the bride of Fran-: 
Spethmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Spethmann, of New Effington. 

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The ceremony at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon was performed by Rev. Eyrich. 

The bride was charmingly dressed in a beautiful gown of white satin with a veil of 
white net. She carried a beutiful bouquet of talisman roses. Miss Leona Stein, sister of 
the bride, who acted as matron of honor, was gowned in a dress of blue embroidered organdy. 
She carried a bouquet of sweet peas. Miss Doris Spethman, sister of the groom, was brides- 
maid, and wore a dress of peach embroidered organdy. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas. 

Frank Chesley of Havana, a cousin of the bride, was best man and Palmer Stavey, of New 
Effington, acted as the groom's attendant. 

The matron of honor, the bridesmaid and bestman and the bride entered the church to 
the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march played by Miss Frances Eyrich. The groom and his 
attendant awaited them at the altar. 

Miss Marlys Mongoven sang "0 Promise Me" and a hymn, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord." 
The altars were decorated with natural flowers and ferns. 

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the church basement, with 
eighty-five guests in attendance. Mrs. C. W. Bladow and Mrs. Fred Chesley, aunts of the 
bride, acted as hostesses. The decorations were flowers. The table at which the bridal 
couple, the attendants and immediate relatives were seated had as a centerpiece a large 
wedding cake, topped by a miniature bride and groom. 

A dance , in honor of the couple , was given in the evening at New Effington . The groom 
is a promising business man, of New Effington, where the happy couple will make their home. 

********** June 30, 1938 

WISE and OTHERWISE 

Quite small things may keep you from sleeping at night, says a doctor. Never mind.... 
they'll grow up presently. 

Little Buddy wants to know how far it is 'tween to and fro. 

Girls who play with fire don't always strike a match. 

When you're in a jcun, it's soon spread all over the place. 

Paradox: It's only when a man comes clean that he spills the dirt. 

********** 

JUDGE HUTCHINSON'S DAUGHTER MARRIED 

PORTLAND JOURNAL Miss Ann Hutchinson, daughter of Judge aind Mrs. W. H. Hutchinson, 

of Wahpeton, ND., and Orville Riley Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wilson, of Medford, 
OR., were married in an attractively arranged ceremony at the home in Portland of the bride's 
tincle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Hutchinson, on Saturday, June 11th. 

********** June 30, 1938 

LUECK - MELCHER 
Miss Dorothy Lueck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lueck, of Lidgerwood and Mr. Clar- 
ence Melcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Melcher, of this city, were married Friday at 6 o'clock 
at the Lutheran parsonage in Wahpeton. Rev. Becker performed the ceremony. 
The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of turquoise blue silk. 



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Mr. and Mrs. Jake Roth, of Wahpeton, sister and brother-in-law of the bride acted as 
witnesses. Both parties are well known here, the groom having grown to manhood in this city. 
The bride is a graduate of the Lidgerwood High School. They have the best wishes of a wide 
circle of friends. ********** j^ly 7^ 1933 

BERNER - HOEFS 

Ray Berner was married Wednesday to Laveme Hoefs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rienhard 
Hoefs, Thursday evening at 7:30 in. the Immanuel Lutheran C2iurch, with Rev. Cloeter officiat- 
ing. 

The bride wore a long white satin gown and a trailing coronet veil, and carried a bouq- 
uet of lilies and roses. Mrs. Walter Kackman cind Dorothy Hoefs, sisters of the bride, and 
Bernice Hoefs, a cousin, were bridesmaids. They wore petal rose net dresses cind carried 
pink spires . 

The groom was attended by Walter Kackman, his cousin, and Lester and Carroll Berner, 
his brothers. Agnes Kath, cousin of the bride, played the wedding march and the choir sang, 
"Thou Art the Way." 

At five o ' clock dinner was served at the bride ' s home and in the evening a dance was 
given in Lidgerwood in their honor. 

********** July 7, 1938 

GRANTED DIVORCE 
Mrs . Anna Jackson was granted a divorce from Dick Jackson at a hearing in District 
Couty last week. Mrs. Jackson sought the divorce on grounds of non-support. Alimony of 

$15 per month was awarded her. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** July 7, 1938 

At a quiet ceremony in the Catholic Parish house in Wahpeton, June 18th, Miss Trimmer, 
of Lidgerwood, became the bride of Alfred Goolsbey, of Lidgerwood. 

********** July 7, 1938 

MELCHER - SAPA 

Miss Mary Ann Sapa, of Cayuga and Pat Melcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Melcher, of 
this city, were united in marriage on Thursday. 

Friends of the young couple extend congratulations and best wishes for a happy wedded 
lj_fg_ ********** July 14, 1938 

VALLEY CITY WEDDING 

Miss Dorothy Martin, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Martin, of McLeod, was mcirried Friday at 
high noon to Harvey Gebhard, of West Fargo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gebhard of Hankinson, 
formerly of Emden. The occasion also marked the 30th wedding anniversary of the bridegroom's 
parents. The ceremony took place in the Valley City Lutheran Church, which was beautifully 
decorated with peonies and other seasonable flowers. Dr. J. F. Bohnhoff, pastor of the 
Valley City Lutheran Church, an uncle of the bride, officiated, and also at the wedding of 
the bride's parents 24 years ago in the same church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gebhard and son, Ezra, of this city attended the wedding. 

********** July 7, 1938 

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LAMARS . . . . Word was received here by friends of the recent marriage of Spencer Hok- 
anson, of Rosholt. The marriage took place at Sisseton several days ago. We understand 
the bride is a Rosholt girl, but no particulars have been received as yet. 

********** July 14, 1938 

Belated report reaches The NEWS of the marriage on June 12th of Howard Waggoner to a 
Worthington, MN., young lady. Howard plays with Tiny Little's Orchestra. 

-»********* July 21, 1938 

MILLER - LEINEN 
Michael Lienen and Miss Viola Miller were married at St. John's Catholic Church in 
Wahpeton by Rev. Father Meyer Tuesday, 

********** July 28, 1938 

OLIVE FLASHE, BEN ELZNIC MARRIED HERE LAST WEEK 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .Miss Olive Flashe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Flashe, of Milnor, 
was maxried to Ben Elznic, of Lidgerwood, at a ceremony in the parish house of St. Boni-« 
face Church last Thursday at 8 AM., Rev. Arrell officiated. 

********** August 11, 19 38 

RYDBERG - SAMUELSON 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .On Thursday, Jiane 30th, Margaret Rydberg and Arnold Samuelson were 
united in marriage at Sisseton, SD., with Rev. Evans officiating. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Rydberg, of New Effington. The groom 
is a son of Mr. Charles Samuelson, of Cannon Falls, MN. 

* ********* August 11, 1938 
SCHRDEDER - ADAMS 

Word has been received of the marriage of Mr. Louie Schroeder, formerly of this city 
and Miss Sylvia Adams, of Minneapolis. The marriage took place August 5th in South DaXota. 

* *** ****** August 18, 1938 

FAIRMOUNT On July 27th, Violet Russel, of Bellflour, CA., became the bride of Owen 

Templeton, also of that city, but formerly of Fairmount, ND. The ceremony was held at the 
home of the bride's parents. ********** August 18," 1938 

DOT MAA3 MARRIED 
A marriage of local interest is that of Dot Maas, of Minneapolis, who was a former 
resident of this city. She was married Saturday to Clarence Nelson, of Minneapolis. Mrs. 
Frank Steckel of this city attended the wedding . 

********** August 25, 1938 

CARLSON - HAMMERSCHMIDT 
Becomes Bride of Richard Carlson 
At a service read Sunday morning at St. Philip's Catholic Church, Miss Madonna Hammer- 
schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hammer schmidt, became the bride of Mr. Richard Carl- 
son, of Wadena, MN., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Carlson. The Rev. Myron Schuh officiated. 



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The bride chose for her wedding gown a navy blue chiffon gown with matching access- 
ories. The bride completed her costume with a corsage of Columbus roses. 

Miss Regina Richied, who was matron of honor and only attendant wore royal blue silk 
crepe with black accessories. She wore a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. Mr. Alphonse Zwack, 
of Wadena, was best man. A wedding breeikfast, following the ceremony, was served at the 
brides home . 

Out of town guests who attended the wedding were: Mr. aid Mrs. Albert Carlson and Paul- 
ine, of Wadena; Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Stocking and Vernice, of Britton, SD.; Mrs. Thesa Quarve, 
Lavilla and Luverne, also of Britton; Mr. cind Mrs. Adolph Zentgraph, of Fairmovmt, ND., Mrs. 
Bernard Minnehan and daughters Grace, Jeanne Anne and Florence of Breckenridge , and Miss 
Kathryn Minnehan, of Sisseton, SD. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carlson will mcike their home in Wadena, MN., where Mr. Carlson is employed. 
Mrs. Carlson is a graduate of St. Francis Academy smd has been employed in Wadena this past 
year. ********** September 1, 1938 

GOLLNICK - STAVEY 

At a private service read at the Evcingelical Church pcirsonage Saturday afternoon. Miss 
Ethel Gollnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Gollnick, became the bride of Mr. Palmer Stave, 
of Hammer, SD. Rev. 0. Eyrich officiated. Only members of the immediate families and close 
friends attended the reception which followed at the Gollnick home. 

The bride wore a street length dress of navy blue silk and wore a corsage of Forget- 
me-nots. Her accessories were also navy blue. 

Miss Florence Gollnick, the only bridal attendant and sister of the bride, also wore 
navy blue silk with navy blue accessories. Hardy Hammer, of Hammer, SD., was the groom's 
attendant . 

Mr. and Mrs. Stave are living in New Effington where the groom is employed. 

********** September 8, 1938 

BERNARD - MOORE 

St. Philip's Catholic Church was the scene of the meirriage of Miss Sabina Bernard, dau- 
ghter of Mrs. George Bernard, to Mr. Sylvester Moore of Freeport, MN. Rev. Jos. Studnicka 
officiated before an altar decorated with ferns and roses. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in a white silk lace gown fashioned on princess lines . 
She completed her costume with a long tulle and lace veil that fell from a crown of seed 
pearls and carried a white prayer book with streamers of white satin on which were fastened 
tiny red flowers . 

Little Talaria Bernard preceeded the bride as flower girl. Miss Mathilda Moore, of Free- 
port, was the bride's only attendant. She wore an aqua taffeta dress featuring a bolero 
jacket and carried a bouquet of pink gladiola. Eddie Bernard attended the groom. 

A reception followed the wedding at the Bernard home. Mr. and Mrs. Moore will make their 
home with the bride's mother. ».*******» September 8, 1938 

BRACKIN - NELSON 
Lester Brackin, son of Mr. and Mrs . Ralph Brackin, of Fairmount, was united in marriage 

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to Miss Viola Nelson of Alexandria, MN., the license being secured at Sisseton, on August 
30th. ********** September 8, 19 38 

HEBEISEN - JUNGCLAUS 

To the regular services last Sunday afternoon at St. Paul's Evangelical Church near 
Hanuner, there was a happy aftermath. This was a very pretty wedding, which took place at 
4 o'clock. 

Early Sunday morning four young people, Chester Hebeisen, Myrtle Jungclaus, Gerald 
Zinunerman and Elvera Perschau started out from their homes at Glencoe and Brown ton, MN., 
and drove to Hankinson, to the home of Rev. Eyrich, who had confirmed the two ladies at 
Glencoe in the clases of 1929 and 1930 respectively. Their coming at this time was in 
order that the wish of Miss Jungclaus, that the pastor who had confirmed her should also 
perform her wedding ceremony, might be fulfilled. 

Accordingly, at 4 o'clock, the bell of St. Paul's Church pealed merrily and to the 
strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Miss Laura Eyrich, the bride and groom, 
Mr. Hebeisen and Miss Jimgclaus, attended by Mr. Zimmerman and Miss Perschau, entered the 
church and came forward to the altar. Here they were met by Rev. Eyrich, who performed 
the ceremony, using the beautiful ritual for the ring ceremony of the Evangelical Order 
of Service. During the actual ceremony Miss Eyrich softly played "I Love You Truly," add- 
ing much to the beauty and solemnity of the occasion. 

After receiving the good wishes of the assembled people and being duly riced, the 
bridal party left for Hankinson, where a dinner at the parsonage awaited them. After 
pleasant hour of fellowship, Mr. Zimmerman and Miss Perschau started on their return jour- 
ney to Glencoe, while Mr. and Mrs. Hebeisen began their wedding trip by way of Fargo to 
Winnipeg and other points in Canada, to be at home to their friends in their newly estab- 
lished home in Glencoe about September 12th. 

The newly married couple are young people of fine character, populcir and esteemed in 
their home community. The good wishes of a host of relatives and friends accompany them 
as they set out on life's pathway together. 

********** September 8, 1938 

GREAT BEND Mrs. Wallace Wiebusch, Miss Dorothy Wiebusch and Miss Irene Hauschild 

were hostesses Sunday afternoon for a bridal shower at the parish hall, in Summit for Pearl 
Nieman, of Fargo. She received many beautiful gifts. Miss Nieman became the bride of 
George Edwards, of Fargo, September 4th. 

********** September 8, 1938 

Miss Lois Madeline Steckel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steckel and Mr. Allan C. 
Dibbert, son of Mr. Fred Dibbert, were united in marriage Sunday evening at Sisseton, SD., 
at 6:45 PM by Justice of the Peace Tallakson . 

The bride was charmingly attired in a navy blue tailored suit with rust accessories. 
Mr. and Mrs. Dibbert are both graduates of Hankinson High School, Mrs. Dibbert graduating 
in the '38 class and Mr. Dibbert in the '35 class. 

The happy young couple are making their home in Hankinson and friends extend congrat- 

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ulations and best wishes for their happiness . 

********** September 15, 1938 

NOYES - TIEGS 

Cleo J. Noyes, of Los Angeles, CA. , became the bride of Mr. Harriott H. Tiegs in Los 
Angeles, Aug. 6th. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Noyes, the groom being 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. O. Tiges, of Hankinson. 

A gown of white lace was worn ,by the bride , who carried a bridal bouquet of orchids . 
Helen Noyes, sister of the bride was maid of honor. Frank Tiegs, of Hankinson, was best 
man. A reception was held after the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. After 
returning from their honeymoon they will live at their new home in Los Angeles where the 
groom is employed. . ********** September 15, 1938 

JOSEPHINE JOHNSON, FLOYD TYLER WED SUNDAY IN MILITARY RITES 

Simplicity, informality and natural beauty formed the setting for the wedding of Jose- 
phine Johnson, of Napa, cmd Corporal Floyd Tyler, U. S. Marine of Mare Island, on Sunday, 
September 4th, in Napa, California. 

The scene of the occasion was the attractive mountian cabin of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. 
Bulson on Arias Peak. 

At 1 o'clock the guests were grouped on the lawn in the shade of many beautiful oak 
trees. Memisers of the bridal peirty took their places before a large American Flag. The 
California Grays of San Francisco, forty in number, and several other prominent officers 
of this organization, formed a military escort. The California Grays were the week-end 
guests of Major Elkington. 

Attending the bride and groom were Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gillies of Sebastopol. The 
lovely single ring service was read by Judge Albert Handel of Napa. 

Mrs . Tyler was attired in a chic summer sheer costume with a beautiful corsage of pink 
roses, the bridegroom in the uniform of the branch of his service. Arm stripes represented 
twelve years in the U. S. Postal Marine Service at Mare Island and in the Orient. 

Following congratulations, a delicious lunch was served in the patio in honor of the 
couple. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler departed for a short honeymoon trip. Upon their return the 
couple will make their home in Napa. 

Mrs. Tyler is a sister of Mrs. 0. A. Oliver of Hankinson and resided here for several 
^^^g_ ********** September 15, 1938 

GREAT BEND.... A miscellaneous shower was given at the Milbrandt home Sunday afternoon 
for Miss Viola Lueck and Eddie Milbrandt. A large crowd was present and many beautiful 
presents were received. ********** September 15, 1938 

LEA - WETH2RBEE 
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock a very pretty wedding was performed at the Methodist 
Church in Rosholt, SO., when Miss Evelyn Wetherbee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weth- 
erbee of Rosholt, became the bride of Mr. Allan Lea, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in a white satin dress featuring a lace bolero with 

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white satin insets. She wore a coronet with a short tulle veil. She carried a bouquet of 
Talisman roses. Miss Phyllis Wetherbee was her sister's bridesmaid and was attired in a 
pale blue chiffon gown and carried pink rosebuds. Duane Harrison, of Clinton, was best man. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. The nuptial music was played by Mrs. 
Wybert Bickerton and Mr. Bickerton sang "O Promise Me." 

A reception was held in the church parlors for the couple. They left immediately after 
the ceremony for New York, where Mr. Lea is employed. 

Those present at the wedding from Hankinson were Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wybert Bickerton, Mr. E. Crooks., and Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Kinn. 

********** September 15, 1938 

BERG - HRDLICKA 

An ivory satin gown with leg-o-mutton sleeves fastened by white satin covered buttons 
was chosen by Miss Marion Hrdlicka, daughter of Mrs. Frances Hrdlicka, of Lidgerwood, for 
her marriage Thursday morning to Mr. Walter Berg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berg. 

The ceremony took place in the Lutheran Church with Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating. 
The bride completed her costume with a flowing veil of silk tulle with a four inch border 
of lace . She wore a tiny gold cross . Little Louise Miller was flower girl and wore a pink 
silk dress with a bandeau of yellow roses in her hair. 

Miss Alice Muehler, who was maid of honor, and Miss Ann Hruby, of Lidgerwood, who was 
a bridesmaid, wore identical gowns of royal blue moire taffeta. They wore Rhinestone Clips 
on their dresses and a single strand of pecirls. They carried pink carnations. John Hruby 
and Robert Roeder attended the groom. 

Mrs. Peter Mumm, of Lidgerwood, played the nuptial music. A reception was given at 
the Mrs . Frances Hrdlicka home immediately following the ceremony for immediate relatives 
and close friends. The home was decorated with pink, white and blue streamers. 

The couple will make their home with the groom's parents west of Han3cinson. 

********** September 15, 1938 

LICK - MILBRANDT 

A pretty wedding took place at the parsonage of Emmanuel Evangelical Church at 1 PM., 
last Sunday when Edwin J. Milbrandt, of Tyler ND., son of Mr. Karl Milbrandt, of this city 
and Miss Viola Lick, also of Tyler, were united in marriage. 

The beautiful ring ceremony from the ritual of the Evangelical Church was read by the 
Rev. Eyrich in the presence of a small group of relatives eind friends. Mr. Allen Milbrandt 
brother of the groom, acted as best man and Miss Florence Stoltenow attended the bride. 

The young people are both well known and popular in their own community and the good 
wishes of a host of friends and relatives are extended to them on this happy occasion. 
They will make their home on a farm northwest of Tyler. 

********** September 22, 1938 

WEISS - HOEFS 

Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Fairmount, a pretty wedding was solemnized 
when Alvin Hoefs and Harriet VJeiss, of Erhard Falls, MN., were united in marriage. 

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The bride was charmingly attired in a white satin princess styled dress and wore a 
flowing white tulle veil with a halo effect of white seed pearls . She carried roses . Her 
bridesmaids were Viola Mauer and Miss Beatrice Hoef s . Mrs. Mauer and Miss Hoefs were gown- 
ed alike in ruby red and royal blue satin gowns. Attendants of the groom were Ray Weiss 
and Mr. B. Mauer. The couple will make their home in Fairmount. 

********** September 22, 1938 

FOELTZ - DANEK 

Mr. Normcin Foeltz and Miss Evelyn Danek were united in marriage at the parsonage of 
Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Wednesday, Sept. 21st, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. 

The beautiful single ring ceremony was read by Rev. Eyrich in the presence of the wit- 
nesses who attended the couple. 

Mr. Foeltz is the son of Mrs. August Foeltz, of New Effington, SD., and Miss Danek is 
the daughter of Joseph Danek, Sr., and his wife, who reside on a feirm near New Effington. 

Miss Danek was attended by Miss Evelyn Foeltz, sister of the groom and Miss Helen Mart- 
inek. The groom was attended by Joseph Danek Jr., brother of the bride and by his cousin 
Elroy Hentz. 

The young folks will make their home on a farm a few miles north of New Effington and 
the good wishes of many relatives and friends go with them as they establish their new home . 

********** September 22, 1938 

HAMMER - MEDEKWALDT 

Last Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the Evcingelical parsonage a pretty wedding 
took place, which united Mr. Hardy A. Hammer and Miss June E. Medenwaldt in Holy Wedlock. 
The impressive ring ceremony of the Evangelical ritual was read by Rev. Eyrich in this ser- 
vice. The bride was attended by her cousin. Miss Ardell Medenwaldt and Palmer Stave, int- 
imate friend, attended the groom. 

Mr. Hammer is engaged in business at Hammer, SD., and the bride is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Medenwaldt, who reside northeast of Hankinson. The young people will estab- 
lish their home at Hammer and a large number of relatives and friends wish them well on 
life's journey. *********** September 29, 1938 

RADLOFF - PELZL 

Mr. Helmeth Radloff, son of Mrs. Fred Radloff, Sr., and Miss Christine Pelzl, of Moore- 
ton, were married at Wahpeton, Wednesday afternoon. The many friends of the couple extend 
best wishes. *********** September 29, 1938 

WAGGONER - SCHWEITZER 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Waggoner received the news of the marriage of their son, Donald to 
Miss Marcella Schweitzer, of Toledo, OH., on Sept. 25th, at Angola, IN. Donald has been 
employed in Ohio for the past few years . 

********** September 29, 1938 

LECLAIR - KINN 
At a single ring ceremony Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. John's Catholic Church, 
vows were exchanged between Miss Genevieve LeClair and Mr. Leo Kinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. 

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Mike Kinn. Father Englehardt officiated. 

The bride wore a navy blue dress, street length, with navy blue accessories, and a 
small corsage of yellow roses. She carried her mother's prayer book. The groom was attired 
in a suit of formal grey. 

Attendants were Mrs. Walter Enwiller, sister of the bride, and she wore a wine colored 
dreww with black accessories , with a corsage of pink roses . The groom was attended by his 
brother, Edwcird, who was attired in a grey suit. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the C. G. Griffith home for immediate 
relatives. Genevieve is the daughter of Mr. George LeClair, of Rosholt and is a graduate 
of the Rosholt High School. Leo is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and is a sales- 
man for the Hankinson Auto Co. They will reside on the Mike Kinn farm south of town. 
Friends extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness . 

********** September 29, 1938 

ATTEND WEDDING 
BELFORD . . . . Mr . and Mrs. Walter Krause and daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lelm, of 
near Barney, left Tuesday evening for Turtle Lake, ND., where they will attend the wedding 
of George LejLm which took place on Wednesday. 

********** September 29, 1938 

tffiDDING ANNOUNCED 
Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Hart, of St. Paul, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth 
to Mr. Richard Springer, of Pittsburg, PA. The marriage took place on Oct. 5th, at Chero- 
kee Heights Presbyterian Chiorch at St. Paul, MN. Dr. and Mrs. Hart were former residents 
of Hankinson. ********** October 6, 1938 

WEDDING DANCE 
SONORA. .. .Several from this community attended the wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. Elroy 
Sikorski in the parish hall Monday evening. 

********** October 6, 1938 

SHOWER GIVEN 

GREAT BEND A large crowd gathered at the Gust Bemdt home Sunday afternoon and gave 

a miscellaneous shower for Gustie Bemdt and Robert Mitzel. They received many beautiful 
gifts. The couple will be married in the near future. 

********** October 6, 1938 

FERNBAUGH - WOLLITZ 
LIDGERWOOD .... Announcement was made this week of the marriage of Mrs. Rose Fernbaugh 
and Charles VJollitz at a quiet ceremony performed by Rev. Julius Cloeter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wollitz were attendants. The ring ceremony was used. 

********** October 6, 1938 

HERMAN - PELZL 
Miss Rose Herman and Edward Pelzl, of Mantador, were united in marriage at the Cath- 
olic Parish House on Tuesday. Miss Marion Pelzl and Bill Herman were the couple's only 
attendants . 

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The bride was gowned in royal blue chiffon velvet and wore blue accessories . The 
bridesmaid wore wine silk failie with wine accessories. The bridgroom and bestman wore 
oxford grey. The couple will mcike their home at Mamtador. 

********** October 6, 1938 

BIGGS - ANDERSON 

Miss Helen Frances Biggs, daughter of Mrs. Tully Williams, became the bride of Mr. 
Gordon Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy P. Anderson, Friday. Vows were spoken in St. Phil- 
ip's Church at 6 AM., Rev. Father Studnicka officiating. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a royal blue and flame changeable taffeta dress 
fashioned with a flared bodice and puffed sleeves. She wore black accesories. 

Mrs. Roy Anderson, the groom's mother, was the bride's only attendant. Mr. Anderson 
was attended by his father, Mr. Roy P. Anderson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are making their home temporarily with the groom's parents. 
Best wishes cire extended to the young couple for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** October 13, 1938 

MARGARET KLAUSLER IS WED TO ROBERT WILSON FRIDAY 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Friday evening at the Lutheran Church, when Miss 
Margaret Klausler, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Klausler, was united in marriage to 
Mr. Robert Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, Sr., of Doran, MN. Rev. Klausler, 
the bride's father performed the ceremony. 

The bride was beautifully attired in a dubonnet velvet street length dress and she 
wore teal blue accessories . She carried a lovely bouquet of colonial roses and baby breath . 
Miss Hilma Bronson, of Fergus Falls, cousin of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid and wore a 
teal blue crepe street length dress with matching accessories. She wore a corsage of sweet 
peas . 

The groom's attendant was Mr. Mark Klausler, the bride's brother. A reception was 
held for Mr. and Mrs. Wilson in the church for the immediate families and friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are on a week's motor trip to Minneapolis and Duluth. Mrs. Wilson 
is a graduate of the local high school and also taught school in this vicinty for several 
yeaurs . She has been employed in the Richland County Welfare Office the past yeair. Mr. 
Wilson is a graduate of Wahpeton High School and of the State School of Science . He is at 
present employed by the Heley Lumber Co., in Lidgerwood. The happy couple will make their 
home in Lidgerwood. Wishes for a happy wedded life are extended to the couple. 

Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, Sr., and sons, 
Wallace, Warren, Douglas cmd Docin, of Doran, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simonitsch, Miss Valerie Amb- 
rosich, Willard Ofsthum, Maude Burvee, Leona Lev, Mildred Lindenburg, Ruby Bolstad, Coll- 
ettte Melcher, all of Wahpeton, and Ruby Ettesvold, of Breckenridge . 

********** October 20, 1938 

PRE-NUPTIAL SHOWER 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Polfuss entertained at a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold Polfuss Wednesday evening, complimenting Miss Marjorie Green and Charles Falk 

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whose marriage will take place Saturday. A very pleasant evening was spent playing cards 
and in social chat. At a late hour a bounteous lunch was served. The guests of honor 
were presented with many beautiful and useful gifts. 



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SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES 

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Medenwaldt Oct. 21, 1938 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schubert ^. Oct. 22, 1938 



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October 27, 1938 



Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran parsonage Miss Irene Stein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Stein was united in mairriage to Earl Gordon, of Tyler by Rev. J. P. Klausler. The 
bride was attired in a white satin gown that featured a white Spanish lace bolero with sat- 
in insets. She completed her costume with a flowing white tulle veil bordered with a cap 
effect and carried a bouquet of roses. The bride was attended by Miss Mabel Tischer, who 
wore a coral moire taffeta gown with a corsage of sweet peas. Walter Gordon, brother of 
the broom, was best man. After a brief wedding trip the couple will be at home on the 
groom's farm south of Tyler. A reception was held at the bride's home following the cere- 
money, 75 relatives and friends attending. 

********** October 27, 1938 

LAMARS . . . . Mr . and Mrs. Herman Moeller, son. Junior, and Luella and Evelyn Becker, left 
Monday for Red Field, MN., to attend the wedding of a cousin of Mr. Moeller. They expect 
to return Thursday. ********** October 27, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON. — Steve and Wencil Navratil accompanied by Misses Agnes and Mayme 
Navratil and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Navratil and children motored to Alexandria, MN., Sunday 
to attend the wedding of a relative . 

********** October 27, 1938 

JOHNSON - LOKKEN 
VICTOR. .. .Margaret Johnson, eldest daughter of Mr. cmd Mrs. Bennie Johnson, of Victor, 
became the bride of Harold Lokken, of Hamlet, ND., on Monday, October 10th, at 5 o'clock 
at the parsonage in Rosholt with Rev. James Falk officiating. 

********** October 27, 1938 

Dorothy Hoef s , daughter of Rhiny Hoefs and Chester Gebro were united in marriage at 

Fairmount last week. *^**^**x** «^^ -.-, i^,^ 

********** October 27, 1938 

KRAUSE - ZIETLOW 

Tuesday evening Nov. 1st at the Lutheran parsonage at Great Bend, Miss Adelia Krause , 
ddmghter of Mrs. Herman Krause, was united in marriage to Mr. Ervin Zietlow, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Bert Zietlow, Rev. J. H. Rengstorf officiating at the ceremony. 

The bride was beautifully dressed in a white satin dress with a lace jacket and wore 
a flowing white tulle veil edged with lace . She carried an arm bouquet of pink carnations . 

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Alma Krause, who wore a dress of pink org- 

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andy and Miss Lorrain Worner, who wore a gown of light blue French lace trimmed in dubonn- 
ette velvet. They wore white carnations. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Harold Zietlow and Leonard Gall, a friend from 
New Boston, MO. They all wore blue sviits. 

The happy couple will live on the Paxil Boelke farm south of Great Bend. 

********** November 3, 1938 

FALK - GREEN 

Saturday morning at 9 AM in the parsonage of St. Philip's Church, Miss Marjorie Green 
became the bride of Mr. Charles Falk, son of Mrs. Amelia Falk. Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka 
officiated at the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Erb attended the couple. 

The bride was gowned in a suit effect dress of dubonnet silk crepe and she wore match- 
ing accessories presenting a lovely appearance. 

A wedding breakfast was served the bridal party at the home of the bride's mother 
following the service. After a short wedding trip, Mr. amd Mrs. Falk are maJcing their 
home in Hankinson. 

The bride, a graduate of Hankinson High School, is an accomplished young lady, a lea- 
der in church, civic and society in our city. She has been employed in the teaching profess- 
ion since her graduation. 

Congratulations eind best wishes for a happy future is the sincere wishes of all their 
friends. ********** November 3, 1938 

MELCHER - JAEGER 

A quiet wedding was performed at Sisseton, SD., Saturday noon when Miss Dorothy Melcher, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Melcher became the bride of Jerome Jaeger, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Jaeger. 

The bride wore an aqua blue silk dress of street length with matching accessories . 
Miss Vema Brummond was bridesmaid and George Fischer was best man. 

The couple will make their home in Hankinson. 

********** November 3, 1938 

BELLIN - FOELTZ 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the parsonage of Emmanuel Evangelical Church 
on Wednesday evening, Nov. 2nd, when Miss Leona Bellin, of Hankinson, became the bride of 
Mr. Edward Foeltz, of Rosholt. The beautiful ring ceremony was used in the service which 
was read by Rev. Eyrich. 

Gordon Krueger, a cousin of the groom acted as best man, while Miss Verona Bellin 
was her sister's attendant. The young people will make their home on the farm of the groom's 
father about three miles north of Rosholt. The good wishes of a host of friends accompany 
them as they set out on life's journey together. 

********** November 3, 1938 

HANLON - BRATT 

Announcements were received here this week, of the marriage of Mrs. Mike Hanlon, dau- 
ghter of Mrs. H. J. Krueger on Friday October 28th at Mound City, SD., to Mr. Aaron E. 

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Bratt. They will be at home in Pollock, SD., after Nov. 15th, where the groom is employed 
on the Soo Line. ********** November 3, 1938 

At the St. Francis DeSales Church in Claremont, MN., Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, Miss 
Loxma Farrington, of Mantorville, MN., became the bride of Mr. Eugene J. Brennan, of Water- 
loo, lA NEW EFFINGTON NEWS 

********** November 3, 1938 

■ SWARTWOOD - ERB 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erb received the announcement of the marriage of their son, Herbert, 
of Adrian, MI., to Miss Laura Swartwood, of Adrian, MI., on Saturday, November 5th at Adrian. 
Mr. Erb is employed at Van Camp's Condensery in that city. 

********** November 10, 1938 

TISCHER - MILLER 
Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran parsonage Miss Mabel Tischer, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ernest Tischer, was united in marriage to Mr. Milton Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich- 
ard Miller, of Fairmount, Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating. 

The bride wore a royal blue silk crepe dress with glittering old trimmings and carried 
a corsage of yellow roses. The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Viola Tischer, who 
wore a blue crepe dress and carried a corsage of pink sweet peas. Clarence Miller, a bro- 
ther of the groom was best man. 

A reception was held at the bride ' s home following the ceremony . A shower and dance 
was also given in the evening at Grawe ' s Hall . 

********** November 17, 19 38 

WILPRECHT - BROCKBERG 
Luella Wilprecht of Lidgerwood, and Henry Brockberg, of Hardwick, MN., were united in 
marriage at Lidgerwood yesterday. Rev. Julius Cloeter officiating. They will reside in 
Hardwich. ********** November 17, 1938 

NEWLYWEDS HERE 
Miss Gladys Dalseg and Mr. Vernon Nelson were united in marriage last Thursday at 
Battle Lake, MN.. On their way back from their honeymoon they stopped in to see Mrs. Nel- 
son's brother, Olaf Dalseg, Sunday. They will live on a farm near Fergus Falls. 

********** November 17, 1938 

Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Robey that John Milton Cox and Miss Lois 
Kelmyr were united in marriage Sunday at the St. Bambers Catholic Church in Hudson, WI . 

The couple spent a short honeymoon in Minneapolis. They will make their home in Hud- 
son, WI . , where Milton recently purchased a barber shop. 

* ********* November 24, 1938 

THANKSGIVING VffiDDING 
A pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock Thanksgiving Day at 
the Trinity Lutheran Church when Miss Adelia Gollnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Gollnick, of Great Bend, became the bride of Robert Charles Dunfar, of Madison, WI . The 

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ceremony was performed by Rev. Rengstorf. 

The bride was attired in a gown of light blue taffeta, finger tip veil with access- 
ories to match and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Florence Bisek, friend of the 
bride, acted as bridesmaid. She wore a wine colored silk gown of floor length. Arthur 
Gollnick, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Eunice Bohn, niece of the bride, was 
flower girl . After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride ' s 
parents . 

A host of friends extend congratulations and wish the young couple happiness and success. 
(Groom's name. . .Dunccin ?) ********** December 1, 1938 

GABBERT - HIGHUM 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Lutherem patrsonage when Miss Helen Gabb- 
ert was united in holy wedlock to Theordore Highum. Rev. J. P. Klausler conducted the ser- 
vices . 

Helen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gabbert, of south of town, and the groom, 
Mr. Highum, comes from Granite Falls, MN. Attendants were Louis Gabbert and Eva Highum. 

The couple will make their home in Granite Falls, and a host of friends throughout 
this community extend congratulations and best wishes for their happiness. 

********** December 1, 1938 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr . and Mrs. Rudolph Duwenhoegger and daughter, Arlene Jean, of Peever, 
SD., attended the wedding of the former's brother, Alfred and Miss Evelyn Kaners. 

********** December 1, 1938 

TESCH - LAWRENCE 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Immanuel Lutheran Church was the scene of a wedding November 22, when 
Miss Lucinda Tesch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Tesch, exchanged marriage vows with 
Albert Lawrence, of Wild Rose, ND. The ceremony was held at 2 PM, Rev. Julius Cloeter 
officiated. **** ****** December 8, 19 38 

CLEOPHA SCHRAMM MARRIED IN ILLINOIS 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Announcements were received this week of the marriage of Miss Cleopha 
Schramm and Mr. H. P. Tinneman, of St. Joe, MN., which took place on Thanksgiving Day at 
Joliet, IL. 

Miss Schramm is a daughter of Tom Schramm and is well known here, having been a former 
graduate of the local high school. She also attended the college of St. Benedict at St. 
Joe, and recently was attending the Univ. of Chicago. They will reside at St. Joe, MN., 
where the groom is employed. ********** December 8, 1938 

BUCKHOUSE - BAIER 

A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 14th, when Magdalena 
Baier became the bride of Mr. Otto Buckhouse. To the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding March 
the couple entered the church attended by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baier, brother of the bride and 
sister of the groom respectively. The bride and groom were led to the altar by Miss Ella 
Kiel, who was a very pretty little flower girl. 

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While the organ softly intoned "I Love You Truly," Rev. Eyrich read the marriage ser- 
vice, using the impressive ring ceremony, according to the ritual of the Evangelical Chur- 
ch. Miss Laura Eyrich presided at the organ. 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Buckhouse and is well and favorably known 
in this community. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. G. Dupree, and her home is in Minn- 
esota near White Rock, SD. Having been a frequent visitor here, she also has a wide circle 
of friends in this community. 

The ceremony was performed in the presence of a goodly number of relatives and friends . 
A six o'clock wedding dinner was enjoyed by the near relatives of the yoiing people at the 
C. F. Buckhouse home. The newlyweds will continue to make their home in this community and 
the good wishes of a large number of relatives and friends go with them as they begin life's 
journey together. ***** ***** December 15, 1938 

KRAUSE - GALL 

Miss Alma S. Krause, of Hankinson, and Mr. Leonard R. Gall of New Boston, MO., were 
quietly married at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, Dec. 4th, 1938, at the parsonage of Rev. Myron 
Griswold in Beauford, MN. Rev. Griswold officiated at the ceremony. Miss Frances Healy, 
of Mapleton, MN., a friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and George Foster, also of 
Mapleton, a friend of the groom, acted as best man, and they were their only attendants. 

The bride wore a blue silk crepe dress with net sleeves and was trimmed with velvet 
and rhinestones and carried a bouquet of white carnations. The bridesmaid wore a navy 
blue silk dress and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The groom wore a dark blue suit 
and the best man wore an oxford grey suit. 

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Herman Krause and has grown to young woman- 
hood in this community and is a graduate of the Hankinson High School class of 1938. The 
groom is the son of Mr. cind Mrs. T. Gall, of New Boston, MO., and graduated from the Shelby 
High School, of Shelby MO., with the class of 1937. 

The happy young couple Iwft the following morning on their honeymoon trip to Missouri 
and other points of interest, where they will visit friends and realatives . They will be 
at home at Mapleton, MN., after March 1st. 

Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes for a long cind happy wedded 
life. ********** December 15, 1938 

Lawrence Gabbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gabbert and Miss Verna Feldmann, of Grafton, 
were married by Rev. J. P. Klausler at the Lutheran parsonage, on Dec. 22nd. Louis Gabbert 
and Ruby Koehler were their attendants. 

The bride wore a beautiful turquoise blue satin floor length dress and the bridesmaid 
wore a dubonnet silk floor length dress. The men wore dark suits. 

Miss Feldmann has been teaching school in this vicinity for the past few years . The 
couple will make their home at Grafton. 

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GILSETH - CHRISLOCK 

The Swanson farm near Hankinson was the scene of a wedding on Dec. 30th, when Valborg 
Gilseth, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. Gilseth, of Seattle, WA., became the bride of Carl 
Chrislock, son of Mr. C. H. Chrislock, of Wanamingo, MN. Rev. A. Gilseth, father of the 
bride, officiated. The single ring ceremony was used. 

The bride was attended by her cousin. Miss Alvina Swanson, Oscar Swanson, of Hankinson 
attended the groom as best man. The bride was attired in a rust crepe dress with accessor- 
ies to match. Miss Swanson wore a cherry wine crepe dress with complimentary accessories. 

The couple will make their home at Vale, SD./ where the groom is employed as teacher in 
the high school. ********** January 5, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON .A pretty wedding took place at the home of Rev. Dreyer's, Dec. 26th, 

when Miss Signe Stave was united in marriage with Mr. Merlin Holness, of Veblen. Miss Agnes 

Stave was bridesmaid and Mr. Milton Haalcind was best man. The happy couple will make their 

home on a farm near Veblen. 

********** January 12, 1939 

WOLF - BOHN 
Chester Bohn and Edna Wolf were married at Sisseton two weeks ago, but kept the cere- 
mony secret until the shower given Sunday at Hankinson. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Julius Wolf, of Great Bend, and the groom is a son of Mr. amd Mrs. Wm. Bohn, of Hammer. 

After a short honeymoon spent in Minnesota they will be at home near Hammer. A host 
of friends extend congratulations . 

********** January 26, 1939 

OSTBY - MARTINEK 
Norman Ostby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Severt Ostby, and Miss Helen Martinek, daughter of 
Mr. Wencil Martinek, were united in marriage by Rev. Dreyer at the Lutheran Church in Siss- 
eton, Monday. The newly weds will reside in So. St. Paul. 

********** January 26, 1939 

Announcements were received this week of the marriage of Meredith Frances Williams, 
better known as Monte Williams, of Fairmount, to Miss Esta Ruth Holmes, of Casselton. The 
wedding took place Monday in the rectory of St. John's Church in Moorhead. 

Monte was formerly with the Tempo Kings and is now with Carl Colby's Orchestra. 

********** February 2, 1939 

Miss Pearl Manske, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Manske, of Great Bend, and Mr. 
Eldon Thiele, of Great Bend, are to be married today, February 9th, at Great Bend. 

********** February 9, 1939 

MANSKE - THIELE 
A very pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday evening when Miss Pearl Manske, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Manske, of Great Bend, and Eldon Thiele, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter 

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Thiele, of Great Bend, were joined in wedlock at 6 o'clock. The ceremony was performed 
by Rev. J. Rengstorf at the home of the bride. 

The bridal party entered to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, which was 
played by the bride's cousin, Mrs. Henry E. Bohn. 

Attending the bridal couple were Miss Elaine Bohn and Manville Stoltenow. For her 
wedding gown the bride wore a navy blue silk dress. Her flowers were arranged in a corsage 
of yellow roses and sweet peas. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to over 
60 guests. Both the bride and bridegroom have been life long residents of this community and 
they have a host of friends who extend congratulations and wish for their happiness. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thiele will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Manske. 

********** February 16, 1939 

MARRIED 

Miss Dorothy Zwickl, of Lidgerwood, was united in marriage to Milton Ulstad, of Claire 
City, Sunday, Jan. 29th, at Lidgerwood. They are making their home at Claire City. 

********** February 16, 1939 

LEINEN - SNYDER 
Lawrence Leinen, of Fairmount, and Rose Snyder, of Wadena, were united in marriage at 
St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount, Monday. They were attended by Miss Phyllis Leinen and 
Nick Snyder, of Wadena. The couple will make their home with the groom's parents. 

********** February 23, 1939 

MEYER - SCHMIDT 
Bernice Meyer, former Sonora girl and Elmer Schmidt, of Mooreton, were united in marr- 
iage Thursday forenoon in the St. John's Church, Rev. Fr. Meyer officiated. The bride was 
charmingly attired in a royal blue dress with matching accessories. The bridesmaid, Evelyn 
Eichhom, a cousin of the bride wore a green dress with accessories to match. The groom's 
attendant was Fred Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt will reside with his parents. 

********** February 23, 1939 

WARD - HOLM 
Leonard Ward, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ward, was united in marriage to Miss 
Twila Holm, on Feb. 19th, at Wilmington, CA. , the ceremony taking place at the home of her 
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Putman. 

The bride was dressed in a dusky pink creation and wore a corsage of gardenias. Her 
bridesmaid was Miss Luella Montana and best man, Walter Putman, cousin of the groom. The 
groom is associated with a cement and contracting company in California. 

********** March 2, 1939 

WEDDING TRIP 
Mr. and Mrs. Detlof Mumm, of Lidgerwood, returned last week from a wedding trip to the 
east coast and Florida. They were accompanied by Mr. cind Mrs. Alvin Parsley. 

The two couples were married in a double ceremony in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Mumm, Sr., Dec. 30th, with Rev. Julius Cloeter officiating. 

********** March 9, 1939 

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WHITE - PAESONS 
Miss Marvel White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike White and Mr. James Parsons, of Fess- 
enden, were united in marriage Saturday, April 15th at 8 o'clock Mass in the Catholic Chur- 
ch in Carrington, ND. Mrs. Ernie Kotchian and Jim Darcey, of Fessenden, were the couple's 
only attendants. Mrs. Peirson will finish her term of teaching in Fessenden after which the 
couple will make their home in St. Paul, where Mr. Parsons is employed by the Postal Depart- 
ment. ********** April 20, 1939 

FAKTOR - KRIZ 
The marriage of Miss Vema Faktor to Leonard Kriz, of Cayuga, was solemnized in Siss- 
eton last week. The couple will live on a farm near Cayuga. 

********** April 20, 1939 

Saturday morning, a pretty wedding was solemnized at Sisseton, SD., when Miss Helen 
Coyla Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne, was united in marriage to Mr. John White, 
son of Mr . and Mrs . Mike White . 

The bride was attired in a navy blue silk dress, fashioned on princess lines and wore 
japonica tan accessories. She wore a corsage of sweet peas, snap dragons and roses. The 
bride's only attendant was her sister, Mrs. Leonard Schlener, who wore a brown and yellow 
silk dirndl with lime green accessories and a corsage of sweet peas and snap dragons. 

Mr. and Mrs. White spent a short wedding trip in Watertown, SD. Mrs. White is teaching 
in Wyndmere and Mr. White is engaged in business here. The couple will make their home here. 

Mrs . A . C . Payne served a wedding dinner at her home for the bridal party Sunday . 

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JOHNSON - BOMMERSBACH 

Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Miss Edith J. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben j . 
Johnson, of Marion, ND., and Mr. John J. Bommersbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommers- 
bach, were united in Holy Wedlock by Rev. Father Jos. Studnicka at the St. Philip's Parish 
House . 

The bride wore a dusty rose gown with navy blue accessories. She completed her cost- 
ume with a corsage of yellow roses and ^^ite sweet peas. Miss Virginia Johnson, .of Marion, 
NO., sister of the bride, attended Mrs. Bommersbach. She was attired in a navy blue print 
dress. Anton Bommersbach attended his brother. Mr. and Mrs. Bommersbach are making their 
home on a farm three miles northwest of Hankinson but Mrs. Bommersbach will continue working 
at Linehcin's Beauty Shop until the end of this year. 

Following the ceremony the couple left for Marion, ND., where they were served a wedding 
dinner at 8 o'clock at the bride's parental home. 

********** April 27, 1939 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Krueger announce the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, of San Deigo, 
CA., to Mr. Raymond F. Horton, also of that city on Saturday, April 29th, at 8 o'clock at 
the Lutheran Church in East San Diego, Rev. Nogel performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. 
Leo Alzheimer acting as witnesses. 

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Miss Krueger is well and favorable known here having graduated from the local schools, 
also having graduated from the Broadway School of Cosmetology of San Diego, CA. 

Mr. Horton is a graduate of the SeUi Diego High School and of the Univ. of Southern Calif- 
ornia and also having graduated from the Diesel Engineering School of Los Angeles, CA. After 
a brief trip to Catalina Island, Mr. and Mrs. Horton will make their home in San Diego, where 
Mr. Horton is employed at the Ryan Aeronautical Company, 

We wish to extend our congratulations. 

********** May 4, 1939 

Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock a pretty wedding was solemnized when Miss Viola Tischer 
was united in marriage to Mr. Carl Gast. The wedding took place in Tyler with Rev. Schumacher 
officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gast will make their home in Wahpeton where Mr. Gast is employed. 

********** May 11, 1939 

SCHMIDT - MEIDE 
Miss Marjory Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maoc Schmidt, and Clifford Meide, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Meide, were quietly married at Wahpeton, May 16th. Miss Mildred Stoltenow 
and Jerome Meide were witnesses. The couple will make their home on a farm near Fairmount. 

**** ****** June 1, 1939 

Henry Meyer and Louise Rettig, of Wahpeton took out a marriage license at Sisseton, 
May 23rd. ********** j^ne 1, 1939 

GILBERTSON - OSBORN 

Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Osbom and faniily motored to Sanborn on Wednesday, where they 

attended the wedding of their son, Lieut. Osbom to Miss Helen Gilbertson. Rev. Osborn 

performed the wedding ceremony . 

********** June 8, 1939 

RINDTS WEDDED 

Friday June 2nd a quiet wedding was solemnized at St. Philip's parsonage, when Joseph 

Rindt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rindt, was united in marriage to Miss Alice Mathie, of 

Wheatland. The immediate families were present. Miss Betty Rindt attended the bride and 

Thomas Rindt was best man. The newlyweds left for the Black Hills on a honeymoon. 

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Miss Dora Landgren of Underwood, became the bride of Thomas Rindt, son of Mr. and Mrs. 

Joseph Rindt, Saturday, June 3rd. A beautiful ceremony took place at the home of the bride 

with Father Weiger officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Rindt left for a wedding trip to Duluth, MN. 

They will make their home in Fargo. Mr. cuid Mrs. J. Rindt attended the wedding. 

***** ***** June 8, 1939 

HENTZ - NAVRATIL 

LeRoy Hentz and Lillian Navratil, the former of Lidgerwood, son of John A. Hentz, the 

latter of New Effington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Navratil, were married at 2 PM., 

Tuesday, June 6th, at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Rev. Eyrich officiating. Faith Eyrich 

presided at the organ. 

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Attendants were Raymond Hentz , brother of the groom, and the following brothers and 
sisters of the bride : Agnes (paired with Raymond Hentz , ) Steve and Mayme , Wencel and Rosie 
Navxatil . A reception was held at the home of the bride for immediate relatives . The new- 
lyweds will spend a short honeymoon at Detroit Lakes , MN . 

The young people intend to make their home in this community. 

********** June 8, 1939 

BRIX - GRAY 
Miss Dorothy Gray, of Sanborn, became the bride of Mr. Henry Brix, of Valley City, on 
Saturday, June 3rd, at the Congregational Parsonage, Rev. Osboim officiating. 

********** June 8, 1939 

WAGNER - BORK 
Hubert Wagner and Miss Hazel Bork were married at St. Philip's parsonage Thursday. 

********** June 15, 19 39 

HAMMER Immediately succeeding church services at the Nidaros Church last Sunday 

the members of the congregation witnessed a beautiful church wedding . The contracting 
parties were Miss Myrtle Fordahl, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fordahl, and Everett 
Holstad, of Sioux Falls. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. V. O. Haugen, pastor of 
the church. **** ****** J^^e 15^ 2_939 

Mrs. Martin Richied, Donald and James and Regina Richied, of Wadena, left Sunday for 
Chicago to attend the marriage of Eddie Richied to Miss Ann Elizabeth Stach, daughter of 
Mrs. Suzanne Stach at Sacred Heart Church, 1900 South Peoria Street on Saturday. 

********** June 22, 1939 

LICENSES ISSUED 
Applications for marriage licenses this week were : Clarence Schmitt and Phyllis 
Leinen, of Fairmount; Elizabeth Bommersbach, Hankinson, and Amos M. Miland, Chicago, at 
Wahpeton. ********** jung 22, 1939 

WEDDING BELLS 
Schubert - Buck 
One of the attractive weddings of this week, Wednesday, was that of Miss Evelyn Martha 
Schubert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schubert, and Mr. Alvin Buck, of San Diego, CA., 
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Buck, of rural Wahpeton, which took place in Belford Lutheran 
Church with Rev. Cordts officiating. The nuptial music was played by Mrs. Cordts. 

The brides gown of white silk tulle was fashioned with a full skirt and puffed sleeves 
and featured a lace bolero. A cluster of white calla lilies held the bride's full length 
veil edged in lace and she carried a bouquet of calla lilies and roses . The bride wore the 
pearl necklace that her mother wore at her wedding. Miss Ruth Schubert, sister of the 
bride, was maid of honor and wore a pink silk net dress witha matching head dress. Miss 
Viola Buck wore blue silk net with a matching head dress. They carried bouquets of lilies- 
of-the-valley and pink roses . 

Little Delores Roeder served as flower girl, wearing a white moire taffeta gown. Mrs. 
Schubert wore rose lace and Mrs. Buck wore blue lace with matching corsages. 

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Mr. John Buck was bestmain and Elroy Schubert was an usher. The beautiful single ring 
ceremony was used. 

A reception was held at the bride's home immediately after the ceremony. The Schubert 
home was decorated with streamers of blue, pink cind white. The center attraction was a 
beautiful wedding cake, baked by Miss Ruth Schubert. 

Mr. and Mrs. Buck will leave on the 5th of July for their home in Sctn Diego, CA., 

where Mr. Buck is employed. 

********** June 29, 1939 

RICHIED - STACK 
On Saturday, June 24th, a pretty wedding occurred in Chicago at the Sacred Heart Church, 
when Edward Richied, former Hankinson man, married Miss Anna Stach. 

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home and a rec- 
eption was held at the Bohemian American Hall. 

********** June 29, 1939 

GREEN - KATH WEDDING HELD 
Miss Agnes Kath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kath, became the bride of Mr. Ray 
Green, son of Mrs. Sarah Green, Thursday. Rev. J. E. Melchert at Sisseton performed the 
ceremony. The couple left immediately for Minneapolis and St. Paul, where they will spend 
several days . 

The bride has taught school here for several years and is a talented and admirable 
young lady. The groom is a prominent businessman of this city. Friends extend heartiest 
congratulations. ********** june 29, 1939 

GREAT BEND.... A pretty wedding was performed at 3 o'clock last thiorsday, June 15th 
at the First Evangelical Church at Paynesville , MN . , when Miss Phyllis Celeste Manz , daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Manz and Donald M. Griepentrog, of Great Bend, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Anton Griepentrog, were married. Rev. Padoll performed the ceremony. 

The bride wore a gown of white street length with white accessories to match. Her 
attendant, was her sister, Elaine. She wore a gown of blue with white accessories. The 
groom was attended by his cousin, Manvil Stoltenow, of Great Bend. Many friends and acqu- 
aintances wish them much joy and success in their happiness for the future. 

********** June 29, 1939 

LEINEN - SCHMIT 
Phyllis Leinen was married to Clarence Schmit on Wednesday morning at St. Anthony's 
Church at Fairmount by Rev. Fr. Bierens . Mr. and Mrs. Frank LaQua and children attended 
the reception given in the evening at the bride ' s home . 

********** June 29, 1939 

A pretty wedding was solemnized Sunday, June 25th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ger- 
hardson at Fergus Falls, MN., when Miss Rosella Sedler, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Her- 
man Sedler, became the bride of Mr. Raymond Balken, son of Mrs. Ida Balken, of Fergus Falls. 
Rev. Reuben H. Strutz, pastor of the Calvary Evangelical Church in Fargo officiated. 

They left on a honeymoon to the twin cities and upon their return will make their 

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home in Fergus Falls, where the groom is employed. 

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June 29, 19 39 

BOMMERSBACH - MELEN 

Thursday afremoon at 4 o'clock Miss Elizabeth Bommersbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Martin Bommersbach, was united in Holy Matrimony to Amos Melen, of Chicago, at St. Philip's 
Parish house by Father Studnicka. 

The bride wore a light blue and white silk print dress cind wore a corsage of pink roses , 
Mrs. Ben Herding was the bride's only attendant. Mr. Anton Bommersbach, brother of the 
bride attended Mr. Melen. 

Mrs. Melen was bom and reared here. She has been employed in Chicago the past three 
years . A wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives following the ceremony at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach. 

Mr. cmd Mrs. Melen left Tuesday for Chicago, where they will make their home and where 
Mr. Melen is employed as a barber. 

********** June 29, 1939 

HANSON - STOCK 

Thursday evening the First Lutheran Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Lubelle 
Hanson and Mr. Dale Stock, formerly of this city. The ceremony was performed at 7:30 by 
the Rev. J. Linnevold. The church was beautifully decorated with large bouquets of white 
daisies and larkspur, and the wedding party passed through an improvised arch wreathed in 
flowers . 

Mrs . Al Smith played soft music on the organ preceeding the ceremony and Miss Julis 
Transrud sang "Ah Sweet Mystery of Life," "Oh Promise Me," and "I Love You Truly." To the 
strains of "The Wedding March" from Lohengrin, the bride entered on the arm of her uncle 
Oscar Helgeson. Her gown of white embroidered organdy, was fashioned with long sleeves, 
slightly puffed at the shoulders cind had a slight train. Her tulle veil was finger tip 
length and was held in place by a cluster of flowers. She carried a white prayer book, 
and as her only omcunent she wore a string of pearls, the gift of the groom. 

The maid of honor, Mrs. Lester Smedstad, wore pink embroidered organdy made -with short 
puffed sleeves and sweeping skirt. The bridesmaids, Mrs. Kenneth LeDuc, Miss Marion Stock 
and Miss Sylvia Flom, wore embroidered organdy dresses in pastel colors, fashioned like 
that of the maid of honor. 

The groom was attended by Mr. Ralph Oliver, of Hankinson, aind had as ushers, Mr. Ken- 
neth LeDuc and Mr. Lester Smedstad, of Glenwood, and Mr. Rodney Johnson, of Browerville, 
MN. The groom and his attendants were attired in white flannel trousers and dark coats. 

After a ceremony a wedding reception was held in the church parlors, at which time a 
short program of toasts and music was presented. Mrs. Alma Hanson, mother of the bride, 
wore rose beige lace and her corsage was of roses and swansonia. 

Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. William Korff and Miss Lucille Irafeld, of Brower- 
ville, MN., Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Oliver, Mrs. E. A. Lea and Mrs. L. E. Aldrich, all of Hankin- 



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son, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rule, of Schenectady, NY. 

Miss Hanson is a Glenwood girl, having grown up in chat city. She was graduated from 
the Glenwood High School and since then has been employed as a clerk in local stores. She 
has won the admiration and respect of everyone by her cheerful winning personality and has 
a host of friends who wish her well. 

The groom moved to Glenwood a few years ago and was employed there for some time . At 
present he is employed in Browerville, MN., as lino- type operator for the "Todd County Pro- 
gressive." The happy couple will make their home in Browerville, and the best wishes of this 
community go with them for a long and happy life . 

********** July 6, 1939 

LIENEN - SCHMIDT 

A pretty wedding took place in St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount on June 28th, when 
Miss Phyllis Lienen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lienen, was united in marriage 
to Clarence Schmidt, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schmidt, both of this vicinity. 

The nuptial took place at 9 o'clock with a single ring ceremony. Mass was celebrated 
by Rev. Fr. Bierens . 

The bride was beautifully attired in a floor length white satin dress with a long 
trailing veil and carried a bouquet of roses. Audrey Clarcy and Grace Roth were her little 
flower girls. Miss Catherine Schmidt was the bridesmaid. She wore a gown of pink organdy. 
Jerome Lienen, brother of the bride, acted as bestman. 

Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to the bride's home where they and 
a large number of relatives were entertained at a wedding dinner. In the evening a recep- 
tion and dance was given in the Egan Hall at Tyler. 

The young couple are both well amd favorably known in this vicinity. They are making 
their home on his father's farm west of Fairmount. Their many friends join in wishing them 
many years of happy wedded life. ********** j^l^ g^ 1939 

BRACKIN - ROLLOFSON 
Miss Ccirice Rollofson, of Devils Lake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rollofson, of 
Starkweather, and Mr. George Brackin, of Wahpeton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brackin, of 
Hcmkinson, were united in marriage in Devils Lake Wednesday morning. 

(The NEWS received the details of this wedding too late today for publication, and 
will print the writeup next week.)^ ********* july 13, 1939 

The Sacred Heart Parish of Chicago, was the scene of the marriage at 10 AM., Saturday, 
June 24th, of Miss Ann Stach, daughter of Mrs. Suzanna Stach, of Chicago, to Edward Richied, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richied, Hankinson, ND. 

The altar was banked with cybotuim palms and ferns and decorated with bouquets of glad- 
iolas. The Rev. Father Walsh, pastor of the church, read the service and celebrated the 
nuptial Mass. After the bride had offered a bouquet to the altar of the Blessed Virgin, 
the groom lit a candle in honor of St. Josepth. 

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The bride, who was given away in marriage by her brother, wore a gown of white satin 
made with a long train. The gown was fashioned with long sleeves and ornamented with white 
pearls. The bride wore a long veil and her bouquet was of calla lilies and lilies of the 
valley . 

Miss Rose Ceshura, the maid of honor, wore nile green mcirguisette and the bridesmaids. 
Misses Connie Ceshura, Elizabeth Stach and Mrs. Mary Freda wore gowns of lilac marquisette 
and matching hats. Little Eileen Stach, niece of the bride, was flower girl and Donny Rich- 
ied, brother of the groom, was ring bearer. The attendants carried bouquets of tea roses 
and wore gold lockets, their gifts from the bride. 

Joseph Stach was the best man amd the ushers were James Richied and Roy Freda. They, 
like the groom, wore tuxedos with white mesa jackets. 

A wedding breakfast was held at the brides home for immediate relatives and at 8 o'clock 
in the evening a reception was held at the Bohemian Americain Hall, 1438 W. 18th Street. 

After a short trip the couple will make their home in Chicago where the groom is emp- 
loyed. ********** July 13, 1939 

WEDDING KEPT SECRET SINCE LAST APRIL 
Cox - Weber 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Cox announce the marriage of their daughter. Norma Jeanne, to 
Mr. Arthur J. Weber, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Weber, of rural Mantador, April 10th at 4 o' 
clock in Sisseton, SD. 

The bride was attired in a tailored black sheer wool dress and she wore American Bea- 
uty accessories. She completed her costume with a corsage of American Beauty roses. Her 
attendant was Miss Ester Tysuer, of New Effington, SD., Warren DeVan attended the groom. 
The single ring ceremony was used. Mr. John L. Minder officiated. 

Mr. Weber is a graduate of Hankinson High School and is now a rural mail carrier. Mrs. 
Weber also attended school here. Mr. and Mrs. Weber will make their home here. 

They have the best wishes of this community for a happy wedded life . 

********** July 20, 1939 

MOTIS - THEEDE 

Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock Mass at St. Mary's Church in Breckenridge was the scene 
of a pretty wedding when Miss Emma Motis, of Hankinson, and Anthony Theede , of Breckenridge 
were married by Fr. Petermeyer. The altar was beautifully decorated with bouquets of glad- 
iolas and larkspur. 

Tne bride's gown of white satin was fashioned with long sleeves featuring a lace bol- 
ero. Her veil was cap effect and ornamented with pearls and full length. She carried a 
bouquet of sweet peas, tea roses and baby breath. Margaret Theede, sister of the groom 
was maid of honor and wore a blue taffetta dress and carried a bouquet of carnations and 
baby breath. Anton Motis, brother of the bride was best man. 

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the goom's home, for the bri- 
dal party. After a short honeymoon trip to eastern points in Minnesota, they will make 

their home in Breckenridge. Friends extend heartiest congratulations. 

********** July 20, 1939 

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Sigwald S. Peterson, 3101 Paxk Avenue, announces the engagement of his niece. Miss 
Gerrurde Loxiise Peterson, to Curtis Cutlan Kirkham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Kirkham, 
of Harvey, ND., formerly of Hankinson. For her maid of honor at the marriage on August 
5th, Miss Peterson has chosen Miss Eloise Greenwood. 

********** July 20, 1939 

BEITO - KORNMEYER 

Word was received Monday of the marriage of Melvin "Smiley" Beito to Miss Margaret 
"Peggy" Kornmeyer, of Decorah, lA. , on Sunday. The happy young couple will live at West 
Union, lA., where the groom is engaged in business. 

********** July 20, 1939 

BRACKIN - ROLLOFSON 

A beautiful and impressive ceremony occurred when Miss Clarice Rollofson, of Devils 
Lake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rollofson, of Starkweather, became the bride of Mr. 
George Brackin, of Wahpeton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brackin, of Hankinson, at a 9 o' 
clock wedding los Mass in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Devils Lake, Wednesday morning, 
July 12th. Bouquets of asters, daises cind baby breath were used to decorate the altar. 
Rev. Father Demetrius, 0. S. B. read the Mass. Miss Mary Noel Tharaison presided at the 
organ, playing nuptial music during the Mass including Lohengren's Wedding March and Men- 
dolssohn ' sRecessional . 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of 
white satin, cut on fitted lines with an over jacket of white satin, with leg-o-mutton 
sleeves and fastened down the front with a row of white satin buttons. Her veil was cau- 
ght about her head in a tiara of pompoms and baby breath. She carried a sheath of Johann- 
ahill roses and baby breath. 

Miss Dorothy Ellis, of Starkweather, the bridesmaid, who preceeded the bride up the 
aisle , was attired in a floor length gown of rose moire with fitted bodice and flowing 
skirt. She wore a flowered hat of pink pompoms and roses, tied at the back with rose 
moire ribbon. Her bouquet was of Columbia roses and baby breath. Mr. Elroy Kinn, of 
Hankinson, attended Mr. Brackin. Mrs. Rollofson, the bride's mother, wore a street length 
gown of navy blue sheer with matching accessories and wore a corsage orchid asters, Colum- 
bia roses cind baby breath. Mrs. Brackin, mother of the bridegroom, wore powder blue lace 
with matching hat eind white accessories . Her corsage was of Johanahill roses and baby 
breath . 

Following the ceremony, covers were laid for 25 guests at a wedding breakfast at Mit- 
chell's Cafe. Bouquets of asters, daisies amd baby breath were used for table decorations. 

Following a short motor trip through Minnesota the couple will spend a month at their 
cottage at Otter Tail Lake, MN., and will then make their home at Wahpeton. For travel 
the bride wore a black sheer dress with white accessories . 

Mrs . Brackin is a graduate of Starkweather High School and was graduated from Wahpeton 
State School of Science with a two year degree in secretarial work. She has been employed 
at the county agents office in Devils Lake for the past year. Mr. Brackin was graduated 

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from Hankinson High School, and attended the Agricultiiral College at Fargo, there he was 
affiliated with Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He was graduated from the State School of 
Science in Wahpeton and is now the manager of the Science School Book Store and Boarding 
Department of Science. He has also been assistant coach at the college for the past five 
years. 

Out of town guests attending the wedding and breakfast included : Mrs . Frank Brackin 
and daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. George Biggs and Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Kinn, of Hankinson, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. F. Rollofson and son. Jack, Mr. and Mrs. George Rollofson and son, Donald, 
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Shively, Mr. and Mrs. Clcirk Deal, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Deal and Mr. and 
Mrs. Hobart Quick and son, Robert, all of Starkweather. 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Brackin wish for them a long and most happy wedded 
life. *••******* July 20, 1939 

AGNES KUKLISH IS BRIDE OF H. ZIEBARTH 

HAMMER. .. .Miss Agnes Kuklish and Harold Ziebarth were married Saturday, July 22nd, 
at Fergus Falls, MN., by Rev. Walter Frederick. 

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kuklish, of New Effington, the 
groom the only son of Mrs. Amanda Ziebarth, of Hammer. 

They will make their home at Hammer, where the groom is engaged in business. Their 
large host of friends wish them the greatest of happiness through their journey of wedded 
life. ********** August 3, 1939 

ERNST - SLABY WEDDING SOLEMNIZED HERE TODAY 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of this city was the scene of a very pretty wedding 
this (Thursday) afternoon when Miss Ann Slaby, daughter of Mrs. Matt Slaby, of Lidgerwood 
became the bride of Arthur Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ernst, of this city. The 
ceremony took place at 3 o'clock with Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohrengrin ' s Wedding March 
played by Mrs . Raymond Green , of Lidgerwood . 

The bride was charmingly attired in a navy blue ensemble with accessories to match. 
She wore a corsage of roses. She was attended by Miss Lena Bladow, of Pasadena, CA. , Aunt 
of the groom. Miss Bladow was attired in a dress of dark green silk crepe with accessories 
to match. She also wore a corsage of roses. Joseph Slaby, brother of the bride acted as 
best man. 

Immediately following the ceremony a wedding reception was held at Lidgerwood in the 
home of the bride ' s mother . 

The happy couple will make their home at New York Mills, MN., where the groom is eng- 
aged as coach and teacher in the High School. Both contracting parties are well and fav- 
orably known here. Mrs. Ernst is a graduate of the Lidgerwood High School and has been 
employed by the Bell Telephone Company at Lidgerwood for the past year. Mr. Ernst, who 
grew to manhood in this city, was graduated from the Hankinson High School. He attended 
Concordia College at Moorhead, MN., where he was affiliated with the Delta Rho Society and 
the Letter Man's Club and where he won many honors for his athletic ability. He was engaged 

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as coach and teacher at New York Mills High School during the past year. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernst have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes 
for a long and happy wedded life . 

********** August 10, 1939 

WEDDING BELLS 
Miss Minnie Bellin, daughter of Charles Bellin, and Manly E. Larson, son of Mrs. E. 
Larson, both of Minneapolis, were maurried at the Miss Jessie K. Cray home in that city 
Saturday. Details will be available for next week's paper. 

********** August 10, 1939 

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING 
Peitz - Saraas 
Miss Cecilia Peitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Peitz, of this city, and Mr. Adolph 
Saraas, of Valley City, were united in marriage at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tuesday 
August 8th. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Larson, of Casselton, sister and brother-in-law of the groom 
attended the couple. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree 
from the Valley City Teachers' College. For the past three years she has been employed 
as teacher in the High Schools of Jamestown, ND. 

Mr. Saraas is Registar of the State Teachers' College at Valley City, from which he 
is a graduate. He has a Master's Degree at the Univ. of Iowa. 

Immediately following the ceremony the couple left for a tour through the Canadian 
Rockies. **** ****** August 17, 1939 

NAPRAVNIK - VINGERUD 
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Vingerud, of Northwood, ND., announce the marriage of their daughter 
Margaret, to Mr. Joseph Napravnik, Jr., of Wcihpeton. 

********** August 17, 1939 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanson, 5256 Chowen, Minneapolis, announce the engagement of their 
daughter. Miss Irene, to the Rev. Walter Rengstorf, son of Rev. and Mrs. John Rengstorf, of 
Great Bend. The wedding will take place at 8 o'clock in the evening on Sept. 14th, at St. 
Peter's Luthercin Church in Minneapolis. Miss Elsie Rengstorf, of St. Louis, will serve as 
maid of honor and the bridesmaids will be the bride elects nieces . 

**** * ***** August 17, 1939 

WEDDING BELLS 
The home of Miss Jessie K. Cray at 2304 Pillsbury Ave., Minneapolis, was the scene 
Saturday evening of the marriage of her long time employee, Miss Minnie Bellin, daughter 
of Charles Bellin, to Mr. Manley E. Larson, son of Mrs. E. Larson of 2749 10th Ave. So., 
Minneapolis. The Rev. T. Addison read the service before a setting of cibotium ferns, 
palms and white and pink gladioli. Miss Ruth Myring, friend of the bride played the 
wedding march . 

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The bride who was given in marriage by her father wore a gown of white mousseline De 
Soire in princess style, her fingertip veil was arranged with a halo headdress and she 
carried a bouquet of talisman roses, swainsonii emd lilies-of-the-valley. Miss Violet 
Laxson, sister of the groom was the only bridal attendant. She wore a gown of cornflower 
blue taffeta and caurried a colonial bouquet. Mr. Roy Berg, friend of Mr. Larson, served as 
best man. The usher was Mr. Earl Fink, brother-in-law of the bride. Little Grace Lou Buntin 
niece of the bride and Marlys Larson, niece of the groom, were flower girls carrying baskets 
of sweet peas of many colors . 

A reception followed the ceremony at the beautiful Cray mansion. Mrs. Edward Foeltz, 
of Rosholt, SD., and Mrs. Earl Fink, of So. St. Paul, MN., sister of the bride acted as 
hostesses. Miss Jessie Cray and Mrs. Frank Buntin, sister of the bride of Minneapolis, were 
in the receiving line . They wore white gowns . 

Miss Minnie Bellin is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and is well known around 
this vicinity. Mr. Larson attended the Univ. of Minnesota. He is at present an accountant 
with a drug firm in Minneapolis. They left on a wedding trip in Northern Wisconsin arnd will 
be at home after August 10th at 2749 10th Ave. So., of Minneapolis. The bride wore a tan 
eind brown ensemble with white accessories. 

********** August 17, 1939 

WEDDING BELLS UNITE COUPLES 
Anderson - McShane 

An attractive wedding took place Thursday, August 24th, at 3 o'clock in the Congregat- 
ional Church when Miss Grace LaVerne McShane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McShane, of 
White Rock, SD., was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur W. Anderson, of Hankinson. Rev. W. 
Osborn officiated at the lovely single ring ceremony. 

The bride entered the church to the strains of the Bridal March played by Mrs. George 
Schuett. She wore a white satin gown fashioned with a full skirt with a slight train and 
long sleeves, puffed at the shoulders. She completed her costume with a flowing silk tulle 
veil edged in lace. She ceirried a bridal bouquet. 

Miss Helen Anderson sang "I Love You Truly" during the ceremony. Doris Jane Mourer, 
daughter of Mr. cind Mrs. Andrew Mourer, was glower girl. She wore a white taffeta dress. 
Mr. Harley Anderson was his brother's best man. 

A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the bride's home. Mr. and 
Mrs. Anderson left on a honeymoon to points in Minnesota cind Iowa. They will make their 
home on a farm near the groom's home. 

********** August 24, 19 39 

MOURER - SWENSON 

Cleon N. Mourer, a former resident of Hankinson, now of Pocotello, ID., was united in 
marriage to Miss Florence R. Swenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swenson, Registrar of 
Deeds of Burleigh County, August 14th in Minneapolis, MN. The ceremony took place at the 
J. L. Urquhart home, 5441 Columbus Ave., with Rev. M. H. Sand, Lutheran Minister officiating. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of blue chiffon with matching accessories . 

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She caxried a bouquet of Talisman roses. The bride's only attendant was Mrs. J. D. Urquhart, 
who wore a pink lace gown and also carried a bouquet of Talisman roses. J. D. Urquhart was 
Mr. Mourer's bestman and only attendant. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mourer are on a trip in northern Minnesota. They will be at home at Poco- 
tello, ID., where Mr. Mourer is district manager of the Curtis Piiblishing Co. Mr. Mourer 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mourer, who are now in California. 

********** August 24, 1939 

FOUR WEDDINGS ARE SOLEMNIZED 
Krump - Buckhouse 

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue was used by Miss 
Angeline Helen Krump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Krump, at her marriage Monday to Mr. 
Albert Buckhaus, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Buckhaus. 

The wedding which was lovely and simple took place at St. Philip's Parish house with 
Father Studnicka officiating. The double ring ceremony was used. The bride was charming 
in a street length gown of steel blue crepe silk, princess styled, fashioned with a bustle. 
She wore a corsage of roses and lilies-of-the valley. Allen Buckhaus was bestmaji for his 
brother. 

A wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives at the bride's home following the 
wedding ceremony. The happy couple will go on a honeymoon that will take them to Wisconsin 
and Minnesota shortly. *****..***** September 7, 1939 

KRUMP - SCHILTZ 

Miss Marie M. Krump, daughter of Mr. aind Mrs. C. J. Krump, became the bride of Louis 
J. Schiltz, son of Mrs. John Schiltz, Wednesday morning at St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount. 
Fr. Bieren's officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The bride was attired in a floor length gown of white satin, completing her costume 
with a long trailing veil and a bouquet of pink roses. Doris Krxomp, Evelyn Eichhom, and 
Elizabeth Boll attended the bride. Doris wore a romance aqua moire taffeta gown, Evelyn 
Eichhom rose taffeta gown and Elizabeth wore an orchid taffeta gown. They all carried 
bouquets of gladiolas . 

Joseph Knunp, Joe Wieser and Fred Meyer attended the groom. Betty Lou Krump, sister 
of the bride was flower girl. She was dressed in yellow organdy and carried a bouquet of 
flowers. Ervin Eichhom was ring bearer. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the bride ' s home for immediate 
relatives. A large three layer wedding cake was the center attraction. 

Mr. cind Mrs. Schiltz left for a short wedding trip to western North Dakota. They will 

make their home in Hankinson. ********** o^-v. -i ■mr.n 

********** September 7, 1939 

WINEFELDT - MOHS 
Tuesday night at 10 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran Church was the scene of the marr- 
iage of Miss Helen Winefeldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winefeldt, to Henry Mohs , 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mohs, of Tyler, Rev. Schumacher officiated. Only immediate rel- 

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atives were present. 

The bride was attired in a blue silk dress and she wore white accessories. Mr. and 
Mrs . Alfred Mohs were the couples only attendants . 

Mr. and Mrs. Mohs will make their home on a farm near Tyler. A wedding dance will be 

held at Great Bend Saturday. 

********** September 7, 1939 

RICHIED - ZWAC3C 

Miss Regina Richied and Alphbnse Zwack, of Wadena, MN., were united in holy matrimony 

at the St. Philip's Church today (Thursday) at 7 o'clock. They will make their home at 

Wadena, MN. 



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NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A quiet wedding took place at the home of Rev. Dreyer on Sunday even- 
ing as Milton Haalcmd and Miss Agnes Stave were united in marriage. Witnesses were Bennie 

Stave and Norma Haaland. ********** ,^4.^ ^-1^r.->r^ 

********** September 14, 1939 

LAMARS....A very pretty wedding took place Saturday in the Fairmount Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Myrtle Schutt became the bride of Mr. Orval Krueschke, of Breckenridge . Only the 
immediate families and a few close friends were invited. A lovely wedding dinner was 
served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Osborn. 

The couple left for a week's trip to points of interest in Minnesota. On their return 
they will live on a farm east of Breckenridge. 

********** September 14, 1939 

BRESNEHAN - MARQUETTE 

Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock a pretty wedding was solemnized at the Immanuel Luth- 
eran Church near Fairmount when Miss Mayme Bresnehan, daughter of Mrs Martina Bresnehan, 
became the bride of Herbert Marquette, son of Mr. Paul Marquette, of near Fairmount. Rev. 
John Zimmerman officiated. 

The bride was attired in a white satin gown that featured an alecon lace jacket with 
long sleeves. She completed her costume with a finger tip veil of illusion net and a bou- 
quet of bridal roses and anemons. Miss Ella Marquette, sister of the groom, was the brides- 
maid. She wore a, pink net gown. It had puffed sleeves auid satin inserts at intervals. 
Elmer Bresnehan, brother of the bride was best man for the groom. 

Immediately following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the bridal party 
and relatives and friends at the bride's home. 

The happy couple spent a short honeymoon at Wheaton, MN. Mrs. Marquette wore wine 
crepe silk with wine accessories for travel. They will make their home in Fairmount. 

***** **** * September 14, 1939 

EHR - CHAMBERLIN 

Dorothy Ehr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ehr, former Hankinson residents, and 
Harold C. Chamber lin, of Hawkeye, lA., were married Monday at 1 o'clock PM., at St. John's 
Rectory by Rev. N. J. I«ntz. They were attended by the bride's sister, Mrs. Josephine 
Ehr Thompson and Robert Tabor . 

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The bride is a graduate of State Teacher's College of Valley City, ND., and has been 
a teacher in the Black Hawk schools. For the past year she has been doing secretarial work. 

The groom has a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State College at Ames, lA. At 
present he is employed in the office's of the Engineering Department at the John Deere 
Tractor Company. 

The couple left for a trip to New Orleans via the Ozark Mountains. 

********** September 14, 1939 

MEYER - NAVRATIL 

A very beautiful church wedding took place when Miss Ethel Meyer, eldest daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wtn. Meyer, of Hankinson, ND., became the bride of Leo Navratil, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Leopold Navratil, of New Effington, SD. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Eyrich 
Tuesday, September 12th, in the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Hankinson. 

The bridal party entered as the Lohengrin's Wedding March was being played by Faith 
Eyrich. The bride wore a beautiful gown of ankle length white satin and lace bolero, a 
finger tip veil with halo and carried a bouquet of red roses and white asters and wore her 
mother's gold locket which she wore when she was married. Sisters of the groom, Miss Mayme 
and Agnes Navratil, acted as the bridesmaids. Miss Mayme Navratil wore a yellow ankle len- 
gth Marquisette over taffeta. Miss Agnes Navratil was attired in an aqua blue ankle length 
gown of Marquisette over taffeta. Their ornaments were tiny gold crosses and they carried 
bouquets of mixed flowers. Mr. Vem Meyer, a brother of the bride and Joe Navratil, a bro- 
ther of the groom, were the groom's attendents . The bride's mother wore wine crepe with 
rust accessories. The mother of the groom was attired in black crepe with matching access- 
ories . 

A lovely 5 o'clock wedding dinner was held at the home of the bride's parents for 50 
guests. The decorations were carried in aqua blue and yellow. A three tier wedding cake 
was in the center of the bride's table. 

In the evening a wedding dance was given at the White Eagle Ballroom. The young people 
intend to maJce their home in the New Effington community. 

********** September 14, 1939 

RICHIED - ZWACK 

The St. Philip's Catholic Church was the scene of a pretty wedding, Thursday morning 
at 7 o'clock, when Miss Regina Richied, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richied, 
was united in Holy Wedlock to Mr. Alphonse Zwack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Zwack, of 
Wadena, MN. Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka performed the ceremony. 

Miss Lillian Richied, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and Walter Zwack was 
bestman for his brother. The bride was attired in a dusty pink crepe gown fashioned with 
a gorgetta coat. She wore white accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses, sweet 
peas and feverfews. She carried the handkerchief her mother carried at her wedding. 

The bridesmaid wore a dusty rose crepe silk dress with white accessories. She wore a 
corsage of Johanna Hill roses and sweet peas . 

At noon a wedding dinner was served for immediate relatives at the bride's home. The 

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center attraction was a four tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom. 

Mr. and Mrs. Zwack will make their home at Wadena, MN., where the groom is employed. 
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Zwack and son, Mr. Daniel Howard and Mr. and 
Mrs. Richard Carlson, of Wadena, MN. 

********** September 14, 1939 

SCHELLER - BOELKE 

St. Philip's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Tuesday morning at 9:30 when 
Miss Frances Scheller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scheller became the bride of Cyril 
Boelke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boelke of near Great Bend, Fr. Studnicka officiated. 

The bride wore a princess style gown of white slipper satin. It featured a lace yoke 
and long sleeves. She wore a long flowing tulle veil edged in lace and carried a bouquet 
of yellow roses. 

Miss Luella Hermes, Tyler and Mrs. Stanley Mac Queen were maid of honor and matron of 
honor. Miss Hermes wore a peach marquisette gown and Mrs. Mac Queen wore a pale green mar- 
quisette gown. Both carried roses. Gerald Boelke and Leo Scheller attended the groom. 

A wedding dinner was served the bridal party and relatives at the bride's home. A 
lovely wedding cake was the center attraction. The home was decorated in the bride's 
chosen colors , blue , peach and white . 

Mr. and Mrs. Boelke will make their home at the Robert Boelke home. 

********** September 21, 1939 

HESS - TIX 
The marriage of Miss Wilms Hess and Mr. George Tix, took place on September 15th at 
the Congregational Church at 3 o'clock with Rev. Osbom officiating at the marriage service. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hess and the groom is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Tix. 

The bride wore a teal blue street length dress with navy blue accessories. She wore 
a corsage of roses, astors and lilies of the valley. Marie Tix, sister of the groom, att- 
ended the bride. She wore an Old Rose taffeta, street length dress with black accessories. 
She also wore a corsage of roses, lilies of the valley and astors. 
Donald Hess, brother of the bride was bestman. 

********** September 21, 1939 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buckhaus and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Backhaus motored to Garfield, MN., 
Wednesday to attend the wedding of Ted Zastro and Myrtle Schulkie at the Leaf Valley Luth- 
eran Church. They returned to their home this morning. 

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LAMARS The wedding of Leoncird Osborne and Miss Clara Stelton was solemnized Sunday 

at 3 o'clock in the Methodist Church in Rosholt, by Rev. Hoyer 

The bridal couple were attended by Miss Fern Osborne, sister of the groom, as brides- 
maid and Mr. Roy Stelton, brother of the bride. Miss Sylvia Stavig sang, "At Dawning" and 
"I Love You Truly" accompanied at the piano by Miss Marion Cornelius. 

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The church was beautifully decorated in pink and white with bouquets of garden flowers . 
The bride wore a gown of pink satin and carried a bouquet of pink roses and ferns . She 
entered the church with her father and was met at the altar by the groom, who wore a dark 
suit. 

A reception, for the immediate families, was held in the church basement, following 
the ceremony. The young couple left for a short trip thru the Black Hills and will reside 
on a farm near Rosholt where they, will be at home to their many friends. 

********** September 28, 1939 

FAIRMOUNT .A pretty fall wedding was solemnized last Thursday afternoon at the home 

of Mr. and Mrs. August Weinkauf near Fairmount, ND., when their daughter, Lucille, became 
the bride of Marvin Propp, son of Mr. eind Mrs. Frank Propp. 

********** September 28, 1939 

STOLTENOW - SCHULZ 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Sunday morning when Miss Bessie Stoltenow, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stoltenow, of Tyler, and Oliver Schulz, son of Mrs. Ed. Loll, of 
Summit Township, were joined in wedlock at a 9 o'clock ceremony performed by Rev. Hoy in the 
Evangelical Church at Great Bend. 

The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March 
which was played by the bride's cousin, Mrs. Waldemar Stoltenow. Attending the bridal 
couple were Miss Lola and Florence Stoltenow, sisters of the bride and Luella Loll, half- 
sister of the groom and Elmer and Lloyd Loll and WAldemar Stoltenow. Little Patricia Sed- 
ler, niece of the bride, was flower girl and James Schulz, nephew of the groom, as ring 
bearer. The wedding anthem was sung by Dr. C. B. Bateman and Donna Forkner, as piainist. 

For her wedding gown the bride wore a blue satin dress with veil and accessories to 
match. Her flowers were arranged in a bridal bouquet of pink roses. The bride's attend- 
ants wore gowns of blue, rose and peach silk. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was 
served at the home of the bride to a few relatives. 

Both the bride and groom have been life long residents of this community and have a 
host of friends who extend congratulations and wish for them happiness. 

Mr. and Mrs. Schulz will make their home on the Ed. Loll farm, southeast of Great Bend. 

In the afternoon a large crowd gathered at the Stoltenow home and gave a miscellaneous 
shower for the bridal couple. They received mciny beautiful gifts. 

********** September 28, 1939 

BERNDT - MOORE 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Berndt announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Mr. 
Joe E. Moore, of the S. S. Idaho at Long Beach, CA. The marriage took place September 20th. 

********** September 28, 1939 

SCHULTZ - PETTERSON 

June Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Schultz, of New Effington and Nils E. 
Petterson, son of Mrs. A. C. Petterson, of Hankinson, were united in marriage at the home 

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of the bride's parents Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 2 PM., Rev. Falk, of Rosholt officiating. 

The bride wore a white satin gown with a lovely vrtiite tulle veil. She carried white 
carnations. Doris Schultz, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a peach cel- 
onses gown with blue ribbon trimming and her flowers were pink astors. Nina Petterson, 
sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Ralph Petterson and Herbert Schultz attended the groom. 

A reception was held following the ceremony. About 80 relatives were present. 

**** ****** September 28, 1939 

HAMMER. Miss Audrey Gleason, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Gleason, and 

Melvin Schrader, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schrader, were married Saturday after- 
noon in Aberdeen. 

********** September 28, 1939 

RENGSTORF - HANSEN 

The marriage of Walter Rengstorf and Irene Hansen took place Thursday evening, Sept. 
14th, at 8 PM in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. The marriage ceremony 
was performed by Rev. J. H. Rengstorf, of Great Bend, ND., father of the groom. 

The bride was attended by Elsie Rengstorf, sister of the groom, who acted as maid of 
honor and Marlene Hunt and Lois Hansen, nieces of the bride, who acted as bridesmaids. 
Wayne Hansen, nephew of the bride was ring bearer and Jacequelin Wallen, niece of the bride 
was flower girl. Rev. 0. H. Markgraf, of Granite Falls, MN., and Wallace, nephew of the 
bride, served as ushers, amd Victor Rengstorf, brother of the groom was best man. 

A reception followed in the church basement immediately following the ceremony for 

the relatives and invited guests . 

********** September 28, 1939 

MILBRANDT - MEDENWALDT 
Miss Winifred Milbrandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Milbrandt, became the bride of 
Norman Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Medenwaldt, Satxirday. The ceremony took place 
in the Lutheran parsonage at 8 o'clock in the evening with Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating. 
Stella Medenwaldt and Orin Medenwaldt attended the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Medenwaldt will 
make their home on a farm north of Hankinson. 

********** October 12, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON Miss Luella Stowe and Henry Knutson were united in marriage on Tues- 
day afternoon at Wheaton . The community extends congratulations . 

********** October 12, 1939 

MEDENWALDT - ZIEGELMAN 
Rudolph Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Medenwaldt, was united in marriage to 
Miss Linda Ziegelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ziegelman, of Garfield, MN., at the 
Lutheran Church in Garfield, Thursday. Jeanette Jasmer, of Hankinson, and Armenia Ziegel- 
man attended the bride and Roland Medenwaldt, of Hankinson, and Harry Ziegelman attended 
the groom. 

Mr. and Mrs. Medenwaldt are making their home in Garfield. Those who attended the 
wedding from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartleben, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roeder, Mr. 

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and Mrs. Fred Roeder, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roeder, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Medenwaldt, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gust Muehler, Mrs. Will Muehler, Mr. and Mrs. August Medenwaldt, Mr. and Mrs. Gust 
Medenwaldt and Mr . and Mrs . Chas . Jasmer . 

********** October 19, 1939 

WALTER MAHLER MARRIED AT SO. ST. PAUL, OCT. 3rd 
FAIRMOUIIT. . . .Miss Edna Sonnner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augxist Sommer, of Lake City, 
became the bride of Walter Mahler, of So. St. Paul, at a ceremony at the Sommer home Tues- 
day, October 3rd. Mr. Mahler is the son of Mr. eind Mrs. Carl Mahler, of Fairmoiont, ND. 

********** October 19, 1939 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frolund motored to Fcirgo Friday to attend the wedding 
of their son, Kenneth Frolund, to Miss Carol Jones, of Fargo. 

********** October 19, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A pretty wedding took place at the home of Rev. Dreyers, Saturday 
at 1 PM., when Jeanette Schultz became the wife of Mr. Earl Buckman . Miss Hazel Schultz 
auid Mr. Lawrence Broz were witnesses. 

********** October 19, 1939 

SCHUBERT - STOLTENOW 

Sunday, October 22nd, was the day chosen for the marriage of Miss Ruth Schubert, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schubert, to Leonaird Stoltenow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stol- 
tenow, of Great Bend. That day was also the wedding anniversary of the bride's parents. 
The wedding took place at Belford Lutheran Church with Rev. Cordts officiating. 

The bride was attended by her cousin, Viola Gaedcke and by the groom's sister. Ruby. 
Clarence Stoletnow and Elroy Schubert attended the groom. 

The bride was attired in a gown of white satin, princess styled with long sleeves and 
a long train. She wore an illusion full-length veil caught by a coronet. She carried 
roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Gaedcke wore an aqua blue taffeta gown, featuring a 
bolero jacket. Miss Stoltenow wore a gown of old rose taffeta, also featuring a bolero. 
They carried bouquets of carnations . Mrs . Cordts played the nuptial music . 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home, which was decorated 
in blue, rose and white. The center attraction was a lovely wedding cake. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenow will leave next month for Chula Vista, CA., where they will 
spend an indefinate time with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Buck (nee Evelyn Schubert.) 

Out of town guests at the wedding were: the bride's Grandfather Schubert, Mr. H. Vel- 
halthmy and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Velhalthmy and Kenneth, all of Cedar Berg, WI . 

**********- October 26, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON .Mrs. Orlando Bjork, Mrs. Nels Stovem and Miss lona Teare attended 

a parcel shower on Mrs. Roy Sheldon (nee Gretchen Fuller) at the Carl Dravland home at 
Rosholt, Friday evening. ********** October 26, 1939 

HERDING - BACH 

The St. Philip's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock 

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when Miss Clara Herding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Herding, of this city, became 
the bride of Lawrence Bach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bach, of Fairmount. Rev. Father 
Studnicka officiated. 

The bride wore a styled gown of white satin. It featured a lace yoke and long sleeves 
with a long glowing veil, trimmed in pearls, and edged in lace. Her bouquet was roses. 

Miss Susanna Bach, sister of the groom, and Miss Beatrice Herding, sister of the bride, 
were maids of honor. Miss Bach wore a rose taffeta gown and Miss Herding wore a dark rose 
taffeta gown. Both carried a bouquet of carnations. Louis Connolly, friend of the groom, 
and Louis Herding, brother of the bride, attended the groom. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the bride's parents home. A wedding 
cake provided a lovely table decoration. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bach have a host of friends who extend congratulations and best 
wishes for a long and happy wedded life. 

********** October 26, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Nels Pederson, newlyweds, were the honored guests at a 

miscellaneous shower at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schultz, north- 
east of New Effington, Sunday afternoon. 

********** October 26, 1939 

SECRET MARRIAGE IS ANNOUNCED 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Albers announce the marriage of their daughter, Beatrice, to Mr. 
W. 0. Shirley, of Valley City, which occurred in May at Valley City. 

Mrs . Shirley has been employed in Valley City the past two years . She is a graduate 
of the Hankinson High School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shirley will make their home in Valley City, where Mr. Shirley is employed. 
Best wishes are extended the couple. 

********** November 2, 1939 

HILL - PAYNE 
Mr. cind Mrs. A. C. Payne received the news by telephone of the marriage of their son, 
Floyd, to Miss Betty Hill, of San Francisco, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, at San Francisco. 

Floyd is employed in the Coca-Cola Plant in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the 
local High School and has been working in California the past three years. Mr. and Mrs. 
Payne will make their home at 494 Patt St., San Francisco, CA. 

********** November 2, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON .... A parcel shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Brustrum (nee Jan- 
ette Schultz) at the Albert Schultz farm Sunday. The received many useful gifts. 

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ENGLEKING - HEGGEN 
William Engleking, of Cut Bank, MT., son of Mr. and Mrs. August Engleking, and Miss 
Josephine Heggen, of Kremlin, MT., were united in Holy Matrimony at Kremlin, Thursday, 
Nov. 2nd. Mr. and Mrs. Engleking arrived here Saturday and will spend a month vising 
relatives here before returning to Montana. November 9, 1939 

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PAULSON - LINGEN 

A beautiful wedding occurred at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador, Wednesday, 
when Miss Kathryn Lingen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lingen, of Mantador, was united 
in holy matrimony to Mr. Arthur Paulson, of Niagara, Fr. Schneider officiating. Mr. and 
Mrs . Herb Goerger , of Mantador , attended the couple . 

The bride was gowned in a white chiffon velvet dress and wore a beautiful corsage 
of roses . She wore a vrfiite tulle, veil . Mrs . Goerger wore a wine velvet gown with wine 
accessories. Little Eleanor Heitkamp, niece of the bride was train bearer. Following 
the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paulson will make their home in Niagara, ND. 

********** November 16, 1939 

Word has been received that Judith Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Meden- 
waldt, was married in Minneapolis last week. 

********** November 16, 1939 

BOMMERSBACH - GABBERT 

Miss Irene Boiranersbach , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bommersbach, was united in 
marriage to Mr. Albert H. Gabbert, son of August Gabbert, Wednesday afternoon. The cere- 
mony took place at the Wahpeton Court House . 

The bride was attended by the groom's sister. Miss Elsie Gabbert and the groom was 
attended by his brother, Alfred. The bride was attired in a street length frock of grape 
wine . She carried a bouquet of roses . The bridesmaid wore an aqua blue street length 
dress and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the groom's home for immediate rela- 
tives cind Mr. and Mrs. Gust Schultz and Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz. The center attract- 
ion was a lovely wedding cake baked by the bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Gabbert will make 
their home with the groom's father. 



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November 16, 1939 



Emmanuel Gabbert, of Chester, MT., and Edward Gabbert and L. Wolfe, of Wood Lake, 
arrived this week to attend the two former's brother's wedding, Albert Gabbert to Irene 
Bommersbach. ********** November 16, 1939 

AADLAND - SMITH 
A quiet wedding took place at the Luthercin Free Church parsonage on Thursday after- 
noon, when Miss Myrtle Aadland became the wife of Mr. Smith of Zohl, ND. Mrs. Smith is a 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Syver Aadland, of north of Hammer. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Aadland 

were the witnesses NEW EFFINGTON. . . . 

********** November 16, 1939 

CAMPBELL - BERTELSON 
FAIRMOUNT. . . .On Monday morning, Nov. 6th, at 9 o'clock. Miss Catherine Campbell, the 
second daughter of Mr. Ed. Campbell, of Earlville, IL., became the bride of Jens Bertelson, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bertelson, of Fairmount. The wedding took place in the St. Anth- 
ony Church. ********** November 16, 1939 

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WEDDINGS 

Lester Vedder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vedder, and Helen Novak, were united in marr- 
iage at the Em. Evangelical Church, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. 0. A. Eyrich 
conducting the services. Witnesses were Ccirleton Vedder and Emily Novak, brother and sis- 
ter of the bride and groom. 

The newlyweds will reside with the groom's parents temporarily, cind will then move to 

their own farm to make their home . 

-********** November 23, 1939 

GREAT BEND — .Miss Mary Zupon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Zupon, and Ernest Cast, 
of Tyler, were united in marriage November 7th, at the rectory of St. Peter and Paul's 
Church. Rev. J. J. Stempel officiated. Attending the couple were Miss Kathryn Zupon, sis- 
ter of the bride, and Alfred Gast, brother of the bridegroom. 

A wedding dance was held at Great Bend Tuesday night. 

********** November 23, 1939 

VICTOR. .. .Miss Ella Vohnson, formerly of Fairmount, ND., and James H. Ryder were 
married at the Lutheran Church in Oakland, CA., on Oct. 18th. 

Miss Ella Vohnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vohnson of Canby, OR., and 
James H. Ryder is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Ryder of Rosholt, SD. 

********** November 23, 1939 

MEDENWALDT - RICH 
Arthur H. Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Medenwaldt and Beatrice Rich, daughter of 
of Mrs. Emil Rich, of the White Rock route, were married at the Lutheran Church on Tuesday 
afternoon. Attendants were Woodrow Medenwaldt and Hazel Rich. 
They will make their home with his parents temporarily. 

********** November 30, 1939 

DOUBLE WEDDING MANTADOR COUPLE 
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Duwenhoegger and daughter, Mrs. Clarence Froleck and son, Rud- 
olph, left for Sioux Falls, SD., and from there to LaMars, lA. There they attended the 
double wedding of their sons, Albert and Carl. Albert Duwenhoegger married Miss Elaine 
Hiesel and Carl Duwenhoegger married Miss Victorene Hiesel. The bride's are sisters. The 
weddings took place Nov. 28th at the Catholic Church at LaMars. Friends extend heartiest 
congratulations to the newlyweds . 

The Duwenhoeggers will visit relatives and friends at different points in Minnesota 
before returning to their home. 

********** November 30, 19 39 

WEDDING DANCE 
A large number of people attended the wedding dance of Frances Theede and Roy Mitch- 
ell, Wednesday evening. They received many beautiful gifts. 

********** November 30, 1939 

GORDON - EGGERT 
Announcement of the marriage of Miss Esther Eggert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 

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Eggert, of Valley City, and Mr. Walter Gordon, son of Mrs. Martha Gordon, of Tyler, ND. 
The service was solemnized Wednesday at 6 o'clock in the home of Rev. J. P. Klausler, with 
Avis Eggert, sister of the bride, and Mr. Milton Bellin, of Hankinson , the attendants. 

After the ceremony the bridal group was entertained at dinner at the home of Miss 
Effie Ponath, where Mrs. Gordon has made her home the past year while teaching the Branden- 
burg School No. 4. 

After a short visit at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon will make 

their home at Tyler, ND. ********** . , ,„ •,„,„ 

■' ' ********** November 30, 1939 

WEDDING KEPT SECRET SINCE JULY ANNOUNCED 

Donald Carlton, of Valley City, spent the week-end at the Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Weston 
home.... it isn't news, because Donald has spent practically every week-end here since 
entering Teachers College, visiting his wife, Evelyn. 

The young couple have announced their marriage which was solemnized in Sioux Falls, 
SD., on July 8th, near the former home of the bride. The ceremony was performed in the 
Methodist parsonage, by Rev. R. N. Sherwood. Announcements of the wedding were mailed 
this week . 

The couple plan to make their home in Valley City in the near future. The groom is 
a son of Mr. A. Carlton, of Fordville, and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Char- 
les Weston, of Hankinson. Both are graduates of the Hankinson High School. Best wishes 
and good luck is the sincere wish to this young couple. 

********** December 7, 1939 

FAIRMOUNT A miscellaneous bridal shower was given at the home of Mrs. S. J. Bern- 
ard, Monday afternoon in honor of Edna Schmit, who became the bride of Floyd Geiser, Wed- 
nesday morning. She was the recipient of a large number of beautiful and practical gifts. 

********** December 7, 1939 



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I'JIRTH - TATE 
Word has been received in Hankinson telling of the marriage of Miss Florence Wirth, 
of Shawnee, OK., on Dec. 30th, to Mr. Edgar Tate. They are making their home at Maud, 
OK. Mrs. Tate is a graduate of Hankinson High School. They moved away about 15 years ago. 

********** January 11, 1940 

MEYER - W0LLIT2 
Florence Meyer, of Hillhead, SD., was married to Wesley Wollitz, of Lidgerwood on 
Wednesday, Jan. 10th, at Hillhead, Rev. Cloeter conducting the service. Wesley is a son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wollitz, of Lidgerwood. The newlyweds will make their home in 
Lidgerwood. ********** January 11, 1940 

OLSON - SCHLEY 
A lovely parsonage wedding was performed at the Lutheran Parsonage Wednesday after- 
noon when Miss Norma Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Olson, of Geneseo, became the 
bride of Mr. clarence Schley, son of Mrs. Christ Homaber, of Browns Valley, Rev. J. P. 
Klausler officiated. 

The bride was attired in a white satin gown featuring a lace jacket fastened down the 
front with tiny rhinestone buttons. She completed her costume with a fingertip length veil 
that fell from a coronet of seed pearls. She carried roses. Miss Hazel Knutson, cousin 
of the bride, was the bride's only attendant, and Dick Schley, brother of the groom was 
best man. 

Mr. and Mrs. Schley will make their home in Browns Valley. 

********** January 18 , 1940 

WEDDING DANCE 
LAMARS . . . . The wedding dance for Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder Friday night at LaMars Hall 
was attended by a capacity crowd. A large number of beautiful gifts were received by the 
young couple. They are making their home with the groom's parents at present. 

********** January 18, 1940 

MEDENWALDT - KJELLRUP 

Last Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Presbyterian parsonage at Sisseton, SD., 
a pretty wedding took place, which united Mr. Leo Kjellrup cind Miss Ardell E. Medenwaldt 
in holy wedlock. The ceremony was read by Rev. McMartin. 

The bride was attended by her cousin, Mrs. Hardy Hammer. Mr. Hardy Hammer attended 
the groom. The bride was attired in a grape wine dress with accessories to match. The 
groom was attired in a blue suit. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Medenwald, of Hankinson, and is a grad- 
uate of Hankinson High School, class of 1938. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 
Kjellrup, of New Effington, SD., and is employed at Sisseton, SD., where they will reside. 

A 6 o'clock wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents. A large 

number of friends and relatives wish them well on life's journey. 

********** January 25, 1940 

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WAWERS - SNYDER 

Miss Lora Wawers and John Snyder were quietly married at Campbell, MN., Dec. 29th. 

Lora is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wawers of the Fairmount vicinity and John is a 

son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Snyder, of LaMaxs. Both are popular young people among their 

associates and have the well wishes of a host of friends FAIRMOUNT.... 

********** January 25, 1940 

BOLDT - HULS 

Mr. and Mrs. William Huls , of St. Joseph, MN., announce the engagement of their daug- 
hter, Evelyn, to Gerhardt Boldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boldt, formerly residing south 
of Hankinson, leaving about 8 years ago. The wedding will take place the afternoon of Sat- 
urday, February 10th, at the Grace Lutheran Parsonage. 

********** February 1, 1940 

LIDGERWOOD GIRLS' BETROTHALS ANNOUNCED 
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bonzer, of Long Beach, CA., have announced the engagements of their 
daughters. Marguerite and Virginia, this week. They are former residents of Lidgerwood. 
Miss Marguerite, who is now visiting her ficince at Norfolk, VA., will be married in 
June to Ensign Francis Harding Huron, who is attached to the U. S. S. Upshur at Norfolk, 
VA. Her wedding will take place at the historic chapel at Annapolis with the traditional 
naval ceremonies. 

Miss Virginia, who is now visiting in Honolulu with Miss Charlotte Blair, of Boston 
and Honolulu, will also have a June wedding. She will be the bride of Ensign Leon William 
Rogers, who is attached to the U. S. S. Pruitt at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The misses Bonzers attended High School in Lidgerwood and are also former members of 
the Univ. of North Dakota. Ensign Huron and Rogers are 1938 graduates of the United States 
Naval Academy at Annapolis. ********** February 15, 1940 

KUTZER - THOMAS 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .In a quiet wedding ceremony performed by Rev. Fr. G. C. Bierens at the 
Chapel of the Rectory Tuesday morning, Leo Kutzer and Susan Thomas were united in the holy 
bonds of matrimony. Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gabbert. 

********** February 15, 1940 

HOLST - HANSEN 
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hoist received an announcement this week of the marriage of their 
son, Dennis, to Miss Erma Lucille Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hansen, of Long 
Beach, CA. The wedding took place at Yuma, AZ., on Feb. 14th, by Rev. Otto Tietjen at the 
Lutheran parsonage. The announcement did not come as a complete surprise as the young 
couple had been engaged for some time. No details of the wedding have been received at 
this time. 

Dennis graduated from the local high school in 1936, and has been employed in Long Beach 
for the past three years. The newlyweds will make their home in Long Beach. 

********** February 22, 1940 

LEAP YEAR WEDDING 

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LEAP YEAR WEDDING 
WAHPETON . . . . Only one marriage license has been issued in Richland County so far during 
the month of February, 1940, as compared with seven licenses issued in Febriiary, 1939. The 
license this month was issued to Leo Kutzer, of Faimnount, and Susan Thomas, also of Fair- 
mount. ********** February 29, 1940 

PONATH - HAUSCHILD 
Word has been received here of the marriage of Elaine Ponath to Herbert L. Hauschild, 
of Madison, WI., on March 16th. Elaine is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ponath 
of Madison , OT . , formerly of Hankinson . 

********** March 28, 1940 

On the 18th of March a marriage license was issued to Miss Georgianna Ward and Will- 
iam Weiser at Wahpeton. ********** March 28, 1940 

WARD - WEISER 

Miss Georgianna V.'ard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ward, became the bride of Will- 
iam Weiser at 9 o'clock, April 9th, at St. Philip's Church with Rev. Schiih officiating. 

The bride was charming in a gown of white satin, fashioned on a princess style with 
long sweetheart sleeves and a long train. She completed her costume with a long trailing 
white silk tulle veil, which fell from a tierra of rhinestones and seed pearls and wore 
pink carnations . 

Mrs. Aloysius Weiser (Lucille Mahler) was the bride's only attendant. She was attired 
in a gown of aqua blue net, featxiring a bolero. Mr. Aloysius Weiser attended his brother. 

A wedding breakfast was served immediate relatives at the bride's home following the 
ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Weiser will make their home on a farm in DeVillo Township. 

Congratulations and best wishes are extended. 

********** April 11, 1940 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Bertha Godejohn, daughter of Mrs. Anna Godejohn, was recently 
married to Charles Woods, of Lewiston, ID., where Bertha has been employed for a few years. 

********** flay 2, 1940 

WEDDING BELLS 

Miss Marian Rackow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rackow, of Hankinson, and George 
A. Skoglund, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Skoglund, of Rutland, ND., exchanged marriage vows at 
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. 
Rev. Gustavson, pastor of the church, officiated at the ceremony. 

The bridesmaid was Miss Harriet Novak and the best man was Harris Rue. The bride 
wore an ensemble in blue and white, with matching accessories and had a bridal bouquet. 
Miss Novak wore a street dress, and also had flowers. 

The bride ia a graduate of the Hankinson High School and received her training as 
beautician at a school in Minneapolis. Mr. Skoglund is a graduate of the Rutland High 
School and of the commercial department at the Science School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Skoglund returned to Wahpeton Tuesday and both will continue with their 
work in their present places of employment. May 2, 1940 

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BURTON - ZANDER WEDDING JAN. 3rd 
The marriage of Miss Francis Burton and Mr. Kay Zander, which took place on January 
3rd, 1940, was announced at a party given at the H. G. Womer home Monday evening. The 
wedding took place in the Presbyterian Church parsonage at Fergus Falls, with Rev. Van 
Dyker performing the ceremony. Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lein, of Climax, MN. 

Mrs. Zander is the daughter of Mrs. Lena Burton, of Moorhead, and has been a teacher 
here the past ten yeairs. Mr. Zander is the son of Mrs. Carl Zander, and is in charge of 
Youth Recreational activities fGr Richland County. 

********** May 16, 1940 

Quite a number of folks from this vicinity attended the wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. 
Gillispi, at Rosholt, SD., on Thursday evening. 

********** May 23, 1940 

SHOWER HELD 
A miscellaneous shower was held at the Wm. Meyer home Sunday in honor of Evelyn Boldt 
and Vern Meyer. A large crowd attended. 

********** May 23, 1940 

Willard Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bohn of Great Bend, and Miss Faye D. Payne, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Payne of Sanish and Minneapolis, "stole the march" on their friends 
Tuesday, May 26th, at Norwood, lA., and were united in marriage. 

Mrs. Bohn graduated from the local high school in 1939 and Willard, better known as 
"Bud", graduated in 1937. They have been employed in Minneapolis the past year. They will 
make their home in Minneapolis. Best wishes are extended Mr. and Mrs. Bohn for a long and 
happy wedded life. ********** I^y 30, 1940 

WEDDING BELLS 

Tuesday afternoon at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Miss Evelyn Boldt, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boldt, became the bride of Mr. Vernon Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer. 
Rev. O. Eyrich officiated at the single ring ceremony. 

The bride was charming in a gown of bouffcint white net and wore a full length silk 
tulle veil. She carried a lovely bridal bouquet. The maid of honor, the bride's" sister. 
Miss Florence Boldt, wore a pink net gown, with a shoulder length maroon veil. Miss Doro- 
thy Boldt, of So. St. Paul, cousin of the bride, wore a pink net gown and a light blue 
shoulder length veil. They cilso carried flowers. Olby Meyer attended his brother and 
Alan Boldt, brother of the bride was an usher. 

Faith Eyrich played the nuptial music. Mrs. Bemdt, of Great Bend, sang "I Love You 
Truly." A wedding reception was held at the bride's home. Best wishes are extended to 
the happy couple. ********** May 30, 1940 

LAMARS. . . .Miss Helen Engebretson and Mr. George McCarthy, of Detroit Lakes, were mar- 
ried Saturday morning in Fairmount by Father Bierens . A wedding breakfast and reception 
was held at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony. 

The young couple left for a short trip to Minneapolis and other points. They will 

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make their home in Detroit Lakes, where Mr. McCairthy is assistant postmaster. A host of 
friends extend best wishes to the happy couple. 

********** June 6, 1940 

GREAT BEND A group from here motored to Garfield, MN., to attend a miscellaneous 

shower at the Frank Ziegelman home in honor of their daughter, Hermina, and Otto Geise. 
They received many beautiful gifts. The wedding will take place Wednesday evening, June 
5th, at the German Lutheran C2iurch, and a reception will be held at the bride's home. 

********** June 6, 1940 

GREAT BEND COUPLE MARRIED MEMORIAL DAY 

Miss Doris Stoltenow, daughter of Mrs. Lena Stoltenow, of Great Bend, became the 
bride of Mr. Elroy A. Gutzmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gutzmer, also of Great Bend, Thurs- 
day, May 30th, at 2 PM. The wedding took place at the Rev. R. R. Strutz parsonage with 
Rev. Strutz performing the double ring ceremony. 

Miss Eva Bladow, cousin of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Arthur Stoltenow, 
brother of the bride, acted as the groom's attendant. 

The bride was attired in a blue lace street length dress with white accessories. Her 
flowers were a corsage of roses and lilacs and a head wreath of sweet peas and lilies of the 
the valley. The groom wore a tailored suit of grey and the best man a tailored suit of 
greenish blue . 

At 6 o'clock a wedding dinner was served to 40 guests at the bride's home. The Miss- 
es Elaine Stoltenow, LaVerne Bladow and Viola Gaedcke acted as table waitresses. The table 
centerpiece was a tiered wedding cake which was baked by the bride's sister, Mrs. Otto 
Klawitter. The color scheme carried out at the home were streamers of blue and rose crepe 
paper. Mr. and Mrs. Gutzmer will make their home on a farm near Great Bend. 

********** June 6, 1940 

MILLER - MEIDE 

Miss Georgean Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller, became the bride of Mr. 
Elmer Meide, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Meide, both of Hankinson, ND., at St. Philip's 
Catholic Church at 6 AM., June 1st, with Rev. Jsoeph Studnicka officiating. 

The bride was attired in a street length navy blue mesh, with white accessories. 
She ccirried a bouquet of pink carnations. The bridesmaid, Miss Josephine Meide, sister 
of the groom, wore aqua green, with white accessories. Mr. George Miller, twin brother 
of the bride, acted as best man. 

At 8 AM., a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride to the immediate 
relatives . The color scheme of the room was carried out in orchid and white streamers and 
orchid and white lilacs. 

Out of town guests were Miss Genevieve Miller, who is emplyed in Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. 
Lawrence Miller and family, of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Jahn and son, of Lidgerwood. 

A family dinner was served at the home of the groom on Sunday, after which the couple 
left for their home at Cayuga, ND., where the groom is employed. 

********** June 6 , 1940 

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Miss Violet Stahl, west of Victor, and Wilbur Richaxdson were united in marriage at 
Wheaton, Tuesday, May 28th, Rev. Falk officiating. 

After a short tour they will be on a farm near Rosholt. Miss Stahl resided in Hankin- 

son a year or so ago. ROSHOLT REVIH-; 

********** June 6, 1940 

WEDDING BELLS 
Irene Mauch, of Mantador, and Leo Klosterman, of Moore ton, were joined in Holy Wed- 
lock Wednesday morning at the St. Peter amd Paul's Qiurch in Mantador with Father Schneider 
officiating. The attendants were Irene Klosterman, sister of the groom, and Ed Mauch, bro- 
ther of the bride. The couple will amke their home in Moore ton. 

********** 

HUBRIG - MANNOCK 

On Wednesday, June 12th, at 2 PM. , Mr. Alfred Hubrig and Elaine Mannock, both of this 
community, were united in Holy Wedlock in the Ev. Lutheran Church, of this city, the Rev. 
Melchert, of Sisseton, SD., performing the ceremony in the absence of Pastor Klausler, who 
is attending a conference of Lutheran pastors at Lake Metigoshe, ND. 

The wedding was performed with the double ring ceremony, the bride being beautifully 
attired in a white satin gown trimmed with heavy lace, and the bridesmaid, Mildred Stolte- 
now, wearing a peach colored chiffon dress with hat to match. Both ladies carried a beau- 
tiful bouquet of flowers. Attending the groom was his brother. Earl Hubrig. 

After a short wedding trip the happy couple will make their home on a farm near 
Sonora, where the groom has been working for the past two years. 

********** June 13, 1940 

HEITKAMP - SCMLOUGH 

Miss Alvina Heitkamp became the bride of Leon Schlough at the St. Peter and Paul's 
Church in Mantador Tuesday. The couple will make their home in Menominee, where the 
groom is employed. ********** June 13, 1940 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Witt and Alfred attended the bridal shower given in honor of Mr. 
and Mrs. Nietzel at Lidgerwood, Sunday. The young couple received many useful and beauti- 
ful presents. ********** june 13, 1940 

BENNETT - JOHNSON 
Alvina Bennett, of Sisseton, and Lawrence Johnson, of Hankinson, were married June 3th 
at 4 o'clock in Sisseton. The attendants to the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson, 
of Hankinson. The young couple will make their home in Sisseton, where the groom is emp- 
loyed. Many friends in Hankinson wish them the best of luck in their wedded life. 

********** June 20, 1940 

MANTADOR. Before a flower dicked altar in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Miss Philetta 

Mauch became the bride of Mr. Nick Radovitch, of St. Anthony's Parish, of Mooreton, at a 
nuptial High Mass, Father Schneider officiating. 

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Miss Mauch was dressed in a beautiful white satin gown with lace inserts and a long 
train. Her embroidered net veil fell in a long train. She was attended by her sister, 
Miss Florence, who wore peach silk crepe with a face veil. Both carried yellow tea rose 
bouquets. Mr. Radovitch was attended by his brother, Joe. 

The parents of Mrs . Radovitch , Mr . and Mrs . Fred Mauch entertained at a wedding dinner 
for a large group of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Radovitch entertained at a wed- 
ding dance at Moore ton in the evening. 

A large nvmiber of friends extend congratulations and wish them the best of life. 

********** June 20, 1940 

WEDDING DANCE 
STILES NEWS.... A large number of folks enjoyed the wedding dance for Miss Marie 
Sestak and Leonard Wacha, both of Lidgerwood, who were married on Saturday. The dance was 
held at the Z. C. B. J. Hall. Everybody enjoyed a good time. 

********** June 20, 1940 

Miss Elvera Lentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Lentz, of Lidgerwood, was united in 
marriage to Wilbur Kackman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kackman Thursday afternoon at the 
Lutheran Church near Lidgerwood. Rev. Cloeter officiated. 

The attendants to the bride euid groom were Lucinda Lentz, Rueben Pankow, Floyd Kackman 
cind Lorena Kackman. Flower girls were Sharon and Wanda Tiegs, of Hankinson. A reception 
was held at the bride's home after the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Lidger- 
wood following a short honeymoon. 

********** June 27, 1940 

ALTHOFF - MAUCH 

A very beautiful wedding took place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, at St. Philip's 
Church, when Miss Rita Althoff became the bride of Mr. Edward Mauch, of Mantador, Fr. Jos. 
Studnicka officiating. Miss Althoff is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Althoff and Mr. 
Mauch is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauch, of Mantador. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white satin, fashioned on princess lines 
and featuring leg of mutton sleeves. She completed her costume with a fingertip veil of 
silk tulle edged in lace, which fell from a tiara of seed pearls. She carried peach roses. 

Frances Althoff, the bride's sister, was the only attendant. She wore a gown of peach 
net with aqua blue velvet trimmings. She wore a net bow in her hair. Bernard Mauch, bro- 
ther of the groom, was best man. The single ring ceremony was used. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home for friends and rela- 
tives. A lovely three tier wedding cake was the center attraction. Mr. and Mrs. Mauch 
will make their home at the groom's parents home. Best wishes are extended the happy couple. 

Out of town guests were Mr. eind Mrs. Charles Lenz, of Ellsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph 

Lenz, of Adrian, MI., Mrs. Valentine Lenz, Mary Math and Mildred Lenz, Melva Wagner, all of 

Ellsworth, Mrs. Louise Niesen, of Dalno, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Althoff, of Tintah , Mr. 

and Mrs. Matt, Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Mr. and Mrs. John Althoff, of Mooreton, Mrs. Emil Jaeger, 

of Ellendale, NO., and Agnes and Margaret Althoff, of Mooreton. 

June 27, 1940 

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WEDDING BELLS 

A double wedding was solemnized at Great Bend when Clarence Hoefs and Alma Gehler 

and Ralph Wurl and Ethel Gehler were married. Another wedding of interest to local people 

was that of Bud Shea to Kathleen Danober in Omaha, NE. Maynard Bladow and Gladys Nowia 

were married in So. St. Paul. 

DOOBLE WEDDING 

GEHLER - HOEFS : GEHLER - WURL 

A very pretty wedding took place Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Great Bend, when the Misses Alma and Ethel Gehler, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gehler, 
became the brides of Clarence Hoefs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoefs, and Ralph Wurl, son 
of Mr . and Mrs . Henry Wurl , of Hankinson at a double marriage service . 

The church was beautifully decorated with peonies . The attendemts for Mr . and Mrs . 
Clarence Hoefs were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bellin and the attendants for Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wurl 
were Theodore Gehler and Arlene Wurl. 

The brides were charmingly attired in gowns of white chiffon and wore tip veils with 
accessories to match. They carried bridal bouquets. The maids of honor wore pink silk 
gowns with blue shoulder length veils and also carried bouquets. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Kath , Mrs. Elmer Stoltenow and Wilbur Bohn sang "Wonderful Love" 
being accompanied on the organ by Mrs. George Koppelman, who also played the wedding march. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wurl will make their home at the Henry Wurl home and Mrs. and Mrs. Hoefs 

will live at the Herman Gehler home. 

********** July 4, 1940 

MARRIED IN GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 

A wedding was solemnized in the Grace Lutheran Church in So. St. Paul, MN., Sunday 
June 22nd, in the afternoon when Miss Gladys Howia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howia, 
of St. Paul, and Mr. Maynard Bladow, of 127 - 9th Ave. So., were married. In the sanctuary 
were placed palms and bouquets of gladiolas in baskets on each side of the altar and bou- 
quets of roses were on the altar. Mrs. Frances Schneider played a program of organ music 
before and during the ceremony. The service was read by Rev. Arthur Koehler, pastor. 

The bride was gowned in white satin with long full sleeves. Her veil hung from a 
white pearled halo. Her juewlry consisted of a string of pearls, a gift from the bride- 
groom. She carried a bouquet of bridal roses, sweet peas and baby breath. Mrs. Gairhardt 
Boldt, of So. St. Paul, was matron of honor and Misses Dorothy Boldt and LaVeme McMarrow 
of So. St. Paul, were bridesmaids. The flower girl was Lela Mae Helseth and the ring bear- 
er was Richard McMarrow. The matron of honor and bridesmaids were gowned in lace and net 
dresses of different colors and berets of contrasting colors. They carried bouquets of 
roses, sweet peas and baby breath. Mr. Gairhardt Boldt, of So. St. Paul, was bestman 
and ushers were Mr. Earl Swain, of St. Paul, and Mr. Harold Kuehl, of Hankinson. 

The supper was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Helseth in So. St. Paul and in the 
evening the reception was at the I. 0. 0. F. Hall in South Park. 

The couple will live at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Helseth, 127 - 9th Ave. So., 
until the middle of July. ********** july 4, 1940 

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SHEA - DANOHER 

A pretty midsummer wedding took place Monday morning, June 24th, at 8 o'clock at 
Our Lady's Chapel of St. Cecelia's Cathedral, when Miss Kathleen Danoher, daughter of 
Mrs. May J. Danoher, became the bride of Attorney James W. Shea, of Omaha, son of Mrs. 
Madge Brown, of Hankinson. Palms and baskets of yellow gladiola decorated the altar 
and the Rev. William Conner officiated at the wedding. Organist Mrs. Winifred Traynor- 
Flanagan softly played the Gounod Processional cind Mendelssohn Recessional. Miss Aldine 
Cristo, friend of the bride, sang a wedding hymn during the ceremony. 

The bride wore a lovely gown of white printed organdy cut on princess lines with 
molded waistline and a very full skirt. Her finger tip white veil of white tulle was 
caught atop her head by a cluster of stephanotis . She carried a bouquet of white roses 
and stephanotis. Mrs. Justus E. Meyer, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She wore a 
blue crepe organdy gown cut on princess lines with short puffed sleeves. She wore a small 
watteau hat of delft blue net and carried a bouquet of small pink tea roses. The groom 
was attended by his brother, Jerry Shea. Both wore white palm beach suits. 

Following the ceremony, breakfast was served at the Sheffield Tea Room to forty guests. 
A reception was held at the home of the bride's mother following the breakfast. After the 
reception the couple left by plane for an eastern trip. After July 10th, the couple will 
make their home at 4014 - Burt St., in Omaha. 
...The OMAHA HERALD ********** July 4, 1940 

FAIRMOUNT .Harold Bertelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bertelson, was married to Miss 

Erene Schave, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schabel of Wheaton, MN., on Thursday. 

********** July 4, 1940 

CHARIVARI 
A charivari was given at the Christ Bemdt home Monday night for Christ Bemdt , Jr . , 
and Dorothy Bemdt, who were married that day at a double wedding ceremony. 

********** July 11, 1940 

BERNDT - ZIERKE : KRUEGER - BERNDT 

A double wedding was solemnized at the Congregational Parsonage in Moorhead, Monday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock when Dorothy Mae Bemdt, of Moorhead and Eleanor Krueger, of Fra- 
zee, MN., became the brides of Leonaird W. Zierke, of Worthington, MN., and Crist M. Bemdt, 
Jr., of Hankinson, ND. Rev. Charles Brewster officiated at the ceremony. 

Mr. and Mrs. Zierke left for a trip through Illinois and Michigan before retxirning 
to Worthington, at which place they will make their home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Berndt will visit points in Minnesota and North Dakota. In the fall 
they will make their home on a farm in Moran Township, near Hankinson. 

********** July 11, 1940 

MANY JULY WEDDINGS 
Merrifield - Maas 
In a quiet service at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Herbert A Merrifield, E. Capital Dr., Milwaukee, WI., Miss Alice Elizabeth Merrifield, 

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became the bride of Arnold Maas , son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maas , of this city. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Murphy attended the young couple at the service read by Rev. Roscoe 
Graham at the Merrif ield home . After the service a wedding breakfast was served at the Surf . 

Miss Merifield was graduated from Milwaukee -Downer College. She was a former resident 
of this city and is well known here . The groom is a graduate of the local high school and 
the State School of Science. The happy couple will make their home in this city in the 
residence vacated by Mr. cind Mrs.. Louis Lohr. Both contracting parties are well and favor- 
ably known here and have the best wishes of a host of friends. 

********** July 18, 1940 

BECKER - ERB 

At a wedding beautiful in its simplicity. Miss Viola Erb, duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Erb, of Hajikinson, became the bride of Arnold Becker, of Adrian, son of Rev. cuid 
Mrs. R. J. Becker, of Wahpeton, ND., Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in St. John's Lutheran 
Church . 

The bride, on the arm of her father, was preceeded to the altar by her bridesmaid. 
Miss Ruth Becker, sister of the bridegroom. They were met at the altar by the bridegroom 
and bestman, Harold Erb, brother of the bride. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. 
Becker, father of the bridegroom. 

The bride wore a gown of white embroidered chiffon over white satin fashioned with a 
long train. Her shoulder length veil of white illusion was caught to the head with a pearl 
tiara. She carried a shower bouquet of Johanna Hill roses and lilies of the valley. 

Miss Becker was gowned in a floor length blue net with inserts of blue lace over blue 
satin. She wore a large picture hat and cairried pink roses and blue delphiniums. 

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Erb, of 
840 South Main Street, for about 50 members of the immediate families and a few friends. 
Later Mr. and Mrs. Becker left on a short wedding trip and on their return will be at home 
temporarily with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Erb. 

Mr. Becker is employed at the Gerity-Adriaui Manufacturing Company and Mrs. Becker is 
in the office of the Lenawee County Agriculture Conservation Association. 

Mrs. Becker is a graduate from the Hankinson Public School's class of 1935. Her many 
friends here wish her the best of luck in her wedded life. 

********** July 18, 1940 

ORVA HENKE IS JtJNE BRIDE 

HAMMER .On Thursday, June 27th, at 2 o'clock PM., in the Lutheran Church Parsonage, 

at Fergus Falls, MN., Miss Orva Henke, youngest daughter of Mrs. Louise Henke, became the 
bride of Chester P. Karlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Karlson, of Veblen. 

The bride and groom are both well known in this community and for the past months 
the bride had been employed as a waitress at the West Cafe in Fairmount, NO., where she 
has a host of friends who wish her and the man of her choice every happiness in life. 

Mr. and Mrs. Karlson will be at home after July 4th. They are spending their honey- 
moon at Minneapolis and other points in the North Star State. Julv 18 1940 

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EDNA BENTZ, OF HARVEY, t-JEDS RUBEN MANTZ 

A gown of white chiffon with a full skirt extending into a train was worn by Miss 
Edna Lucille Bentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bentz, of Harvey, for her marriage Sian- 
day, July 14th, to Mr. Rueben R. Mantz, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Mantz, of McClusky. 
The bride completed her costume with a long, flowing veil of tulle and carried a bouquet of 
of white roses and lilies of the valley. 

The marriage took place at th.e Methodist Chiirch in Harvey at 7 o'clock. The Rev. J. 
P. Theiss, of Milwaukee, WI., officiated. The ceremony was performed before an arch cov- 
ered with roses and decorated at the base with large baskets of mixed garden flowers . Bou- 
quets of poppies and mixed flowers completed the picturesque back ground. For the profess- 
ional Miss Helen Peterson played Lohengrin's Wedding March. Miss Delores Reiswig, of Bis- 
marck, sang "I Love You Truly," "O Promise Me" and "Because." 

The matron-of -honor , Mrs. Henry Sepchenke, of San Francisco, wore a floor length 
gown of chiffon and lace and she carried pink roses. The bridesmaids. Miss Mae Tebelius, 
of Minot, and Miss Francis Reiswig, of Hcirvey, were gowned in blue and yellow net, respect- 
ively, over taffeta and carried colonial bouquets. The flower girl, Estelle Wagner, wore 
white organdy and carried Clarkias and rose petals. The groom's attendants were John Teb- 
ellius, Eugene Liebelt and Raymond Held, of Hurdesfield. The groom's mother wore a blue 
gown and Mrs. Bentz wore a black gown. Both wore corsages of orchids. 

A reception was held at the home of the bride ' s parents . Mr . and Mrs . Mantz spent 
two weeks on a wedding trip to Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park cind other points. 

Mr. Mantz is manager of the Red Owl Store here. Mrs. Mantz was bookkeeper at the Har- 
vey Machine Co., an orgemization owned by her father. 

The couple have a host of friends who wish them a happy wedded life. They will make 
their home in the Harden house here. 

********** July 25, 1940 

HOEFS - WALDEN 

Miss Irene Hoefs, of Chicago, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoefs, of Hankinson, 

was united in marriage to Harold Walden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walden, of Chicago, 

Saturday, July 20th, in that city. 

********** July 25, 1940 

WEDDING DANCE 
The wedding dance of Mr. and Mrs. Dutch Squawfield in Sonora Saturday evening was 
well attended. They received many beautiful and useful gifts. ...SONORA.... 

********** August 1, 1940 

BRUMMUND - GINGRICH ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. John Brummund announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their 
son, Glenn, to Miss Evelyn Gingrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gingrich, of Hoquiam, 
WA. The wedding will take place August 10th, at Seattle. Miss Gingrich has for some time 
been employed as stenographer for the State Farm Insurance Co., in Aberdeen, WA. 

Mr. Brummund is a graduate of the Hankinson High School with the class of 1932. 

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Three years ago he left for Hoquiam and has been employed at the Medenwald Motor Service 
Garage, owned and operated by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Madenwald, with whom 
he also made his home . At present he is employed with the Bigelow Chevrolet Co . , at Aber- 
deen, WA. They will make their home in Aberdeen. 

********** August 8, 1940 

WEDDING ANNOUNCED BY DR. TILLISCH 

Dr. and Mrs. H. Tillisch, of Wahpeton, announce the marriage of their son, Dr. Clay- 
ton Tillisch to Miss Dorothy Fay, of Chicago, IL., on the 10th of February in Indicina. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Tillisch are making their home in Minneapolis where Dr. Tillisch 
is associated with his uncle. Dr. A. E. Tillisch. 

********** August 8, 1940 

BLADOW - ROTH 

On June 23rd, Miss Norma Bladow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bladow, and Kenneth 
Roth, son of Mrs. Tillie Roth, became husband and wife in Moorhead, ND., Judge E. U. Wade 
officiating at the single ring ceremony. The marriage was announced Saturday by the 
happy couple. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a street length gown of heavenly blue lace. 
She wore white accessories. Miss Betty Rackow, the bride's close friend, was bridesmaid. 
She wore blue checked silk with blue accessories. John Klein, Jr., now of Mobridge, SD., 
attended Mr . Roth . 

The bride is a graduate of the 1940 class of Hankinson High School and Mr. Roth grad- 
uated with the 1939 class of St. Francis Academy. They will make their home in Hankinson 
where the groom is employed. 

Best wishes are extended the couple for a happy wedded life . 

********** August 22, 1940 

KliAR - VINATIERI 

A quiet wedding was solemnized at the Congregational parsonage at Wheaton, MN., Aug- 
ust 21st, at 4 o'clock when Adeline Klar, daughter of Wm. Klar, became the bride of V. J. 
Vinatieri, of Yankton, SD. 

The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Walter Vogt, of Mankato, MN. The groom's 
attendant was Eldred Wolfe, of Hcinkinson. 

A dinner was served to the immediate family at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. 
Wm. Rieraann. ********** August 22, 1940 

SHOWER HELD 

A miscellaneous shower was held Wednesday at the Bladow home in honor of Adeline 
Krueger and Orin Bladow, who will be married in the near future. The couple received 
many lovely gifts. ********** August 29, 1940 



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Film tf 1581 Aug. 27, 1937 - Aug. 29, ^3kG 

HANKINSON NEWS 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED TODAY 
Mr. E. S. Merrlfield, of Ogelvie, MN. , died today (Thursday) at a Minneapolis hospital, 
according to word received by W. G. Merri field. Deceased was 70 years old. 

Mr. Merrlfield operated a 1 i-very business in Hankinson in the early days, but left here 
in 1902. 

Surviving are his wife and two daughters and two sons. Two brothers H. A. and W. G. 
Merrified. Mr. and Mrs. Merrlfield will attend the funeral. 

********** August 26, 1937 

LAST RITES FOR JOHN SUTYLA 
GENESEO. .. .Funeral services were held at 9 AM Tuesday in St. Martin's Church, Geneseo 
for John Sutyla, 5^. who died at 8 AM August lAth, in the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, 
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 the 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 Austrian Army. In 1929, Mr. Bommersbach suffered an attack of heart 
trouble and 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 services 
on Tuesday morning. A host of friends and relatives attended to pay their last respects to 
a fine citizen. 

John Bommersbach was born In Bruchenthal , Austria, on April 12th, I878, and after his 
leaving the Austrian Army came direct to Hankinson in 1903- He was married to Mary Mauer 
May 3rd, I90A. 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 
of Oakes. ********** August 26, 1937 

DERRAL McMORROW DIED 
Derral McMorrow, h year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mc Morrow, of Breckenridge, 
died this morning in the Breckenridge Hospital. Derral is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Kath of this city. ********** September 2, 1937 

Mrs. E. S. Merrlfield, of Ogelvie, and two daughters, Mrs. George Gordon, of Duluth, 
and Mrs. Iris Tucker and two children of Kalamazoo, Ml., stopped here while enroute to 

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attend the burial of E. S. Merrifleld, who was laid to rest beside a daughter who died 
several years ago in Valley City. 

********** September 3, 1937 

KRESSIN KILLED BY BOLT OF LIGHTNING 

Arthur A. Kressin, 46, prominent Barney farmer, was killed at Si'iS Saturday morning 

when a bolt of lightning struck him on the check. He was standing upon a bundle team 

helping with the threshing on the Art BrosowskI farm 3i 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 Zlegelman home near Great Bend. 

********** September 2, 1937 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lugert and Mr. Joseph Lugert, Sr., motored to Wyndmere 

Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lugert 's brother, Mr. Elmer Swanson. 

********** September 2, 1937 

KILLED IN LOGGING CAMP IN WASHINGTON 

WYNDMERE. .. .Elmer Swanson, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Swanson, was Instantly 

killed last Thursday afternoon at Colfax, WA., by a falling tree. Mr. Swanson was employed 

in a logging company there. The body was shipped to Wyndmere. 

Elmer Swanson was born at Lidgerwood, ND., on May 9, 1910 and was a graduate of the 

Wyndmere High School. ^.^^j.^^.^.^^^ , t - ,„,., 

' ^ ********** September 2, 1937 

WM. BAUMANN DIED FRIDAY 

Mr. Wm. F. Baumann died Friday morning at the Breckenridge Hospital, where he was taken 
two weeks ago for treatment. Funeral services were held In the Congregational Church, Rev. 
Osborn officiating. Burial was in Lidgerwood. 

William Fred Baumann was born on March 20th, l88l, at Forest City, MN. His parents 
were John J. Baumann, of Alberfelt, Germany and Henrietta Behr, of Thisledorf, Germany. 
Late in the year of l88l the family moved to Stiles, ND., where William grew to manhood. 
On July 4th, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna C. Matuska, of Lidgerwood, ND. 
The ceremony took place at Harriet, SO. At that time he was proprietor of a hotel in Pol- 
lock, SD. Later he and his family moved to Sheldon, lA., where they lived for 8 years dur- 
ing which time he was employed as a carpenter, mason and salesman. 

In 1923 Mr. Baumann and family returned to Lidgerwood where they lived for one year. 
In 1924 he moved to Hanklnson where he lived up to the present time. In Hankinson he was 
engaged as elevator operator. 

Mr. Baumann is survived by his wife and a daughter, Estelle, of Washington, DC, also 

by 9 brothers. Mr. Baumann was an active member of the Woodman Lodge until a few years ago. 

He was 56 years, 5 months and 12 days old. 

********** September 9, 1937 

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DAN R. JONES CALLED IN DEATH 

WAHPETON. . . .Dan R. Jones, North Dakota State Representative, prominent Wahpeton Att- 
orney and tax reduction leader for years, died at 11:05 AM., Saturday, the result of an 
illness which forced him Into inactivity at the last session of the State Assembly. 

Closely Identified with Richland County political life and community progress for a 
generation, Mr. Jones received statewide recognition In 1933. when he lead the fight for 
severe curtailment of legislative- appropriations. 

He was a one-time Republican candidate for governor of North Dakota. He was a kinsman 
of Lloyd George, war time British premier and his tenacious battle in the '32 session stamp- 
ed him of the same militant mold as his world known relative. 

Funeral services for Mr. Jones were at 2 PM., Wednesday, in the Congregational Church, 
Rev. J. H. Caskey officiating. Wahpeton business houses remained closed during hours of 
the funeral. Burial was at Wahpeton. 

Dan. R. Jones was born on a farm near Neenah, WI., on Oct. 5th, 1871. He attended the 
Ripon College where he was a regular on the varsity football team. After working his way 
through Ripon he attended the Univ. of Minnesota where he completed the law course 

He was attracted to North Dakota by his brother, John R. Jones, working for him during 
summer vacations In the latter's store at Hanklnson. 

Later he served as Richland County Deputy Sheriff under another brother, Evan. M. Jones. 
In 1898 he was admitted to the bar and became a member of the law firm of McCumber, Forbes 
£ Jones. In 1902 Porter J. McCumber was elected to the United States Senate and In 1907 
Mr. Jones opened his own law offices, continuing It to the time of his death. 

He was married June 7th, 1910, to Miss Ethel Koerner, of Wilkes Barre, PA. There were 
no children. 

Survivors include Mrs. Jones, four brothers, Robert and William at Neenah, John and 
Ben at Hankinson, and a sister, Mrs. James Novak, of White Rock, SD. 

Mr. Jones was stricken with a heart attack last October. Despite his illness he deter- 
mined to go to the legislative session and was elected In November although he could not 
carry on an extensive campaign. 

********** September 9, 1937 

MANTADOR LADY DIED SUDDENLY 

This community was grievlously shocked Tuesday when they learned that Mrs. John Mertes 
died suddenly Tuesday. Mrs. Mertes was busy hanging up clothes when she was stricken fatally. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at Sts. Peter and Pauls Church in Man- 
tador with Fr. Schneider officiating. 

Deceased is survived by her husband and twelve children. She resided In Mantador. 

********** September 9, 1937 

DEATH OF BROTHER 

Mrs. J. P. P. Tulloch received word Saturday that her brother, James, had died in 

Edinburgh, Scotland. j.j.j.jlj.j.j.j.j.ju p*u o io->-t 

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MANTADOR....The community was sadly shocked Tuesday afternoon to hear that Mrs. John 
Mertes had passed away. 

********** September 9, 1937 

VICTOR NEWS.... The community was greatly shocked at the passing away of one of the 
old pioneers, Ole Hovey. He passed away Thursday afternoon at one of the Minneapolis 
Hospitals. ********** September 9, 1937 

CALLED TO ILLINOIS 
W. J. Campbell was called to Carlvllle, IL., last Saturday to attend the funeral of 
his brother, Tommie, who died there from Injuries received in an accident. 
... .FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... ********** September 16, 1937 

DAHLQUIST DIED 

FAIRMOUNT Friends of the Dahlqulst family, former residents of Falrmount, will be 

sorry to hear of the death of Wm. Dahlqulst on Thursday, August 26th, at his Fort Lauder- 
dale home in Florida. Death came to him late Thursday following an Illness of about two 
week's duration. ********** September 16, 1937 

LITTLE ROSSOW CHILD DIED 
Gayle Eileen, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rossow, born last Wednesday, died 
Sunday morning and was buried that afternoon at the Lutheran Cemetery, Rev. Klausler off- 
iciating. ********** September 23, 1937 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF PEOPLE KILLED IN WRECK 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jasmer, Sr., and Mrs. Harold Voeltz left Wednesday for Alice, 
ND., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Jasmers' Sr., cousins, Mr. and Mrs. 
George Wadeson, who were killed when the car in which they were riding smashed side long 
into a north bound Great Northern freight on a crossing on U. S. Highway No. 10, south of 
Casselton. Five were killed In the crash. Thomas Brackin, an Indian farm hand was driving. 
Double funeral services began at 1:30 In Alice for Mr. and Mrs. G. Wadeson. 

********** September 23, 1937 

WALCOTT MAN DIED 
WALCOTT. .. .Sunday at the farm home and at Gol Church the last sad rites were held 
over the remains of one of the prominent citizens of this section. Ole L. Braten.'who died 
after a long illness, although able to be up and around most of the time before death 
occurred. ********** September 23, 1937 

NEW EFFINGTON MAN DIED SATURDAY 
Mr. Hogan Larson, New Effington, died Sunday at his home. He was 76 years old. Fun- 
eral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church Wednesday. Burial was made in the New 
Effington Cemetery. ********** September 30, 1937 

MRS. STADSTAD DIED 
Mrs. Stadstad died Saturday at New Effington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. 
Monson. She was 85 years old. Funeral services were held on Wednesday. 

********** October 7, 1937 



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PIONEER DIED 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held on Monday of last week for Peter Knutson, 
who homesteaded In Duerr Township In 1885, and later moved to Marbow Township near Lake 
Tewaukon. ********** October 7, 1937 

Mrs. August Engelking received word Tuesday announcing that her niece, Miss Gladys 
Cordell, daughter of Mrs . Fred Schmidt of Wheaton, had passed away Tuesday, after a year 
of falling health, ' ********** October 7, 1937 

HOLD WOMAN ON POISONING CHARGES 
Trial Against Mrs. Beartric Johnke Postponed for Two Weeks 
Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, k^ , of 1^*00 North Concord Street, So. St. Paul, former Hanklnson 
resident, who Is charged with the poison murder of her husband, listened with keen Interest 
Monday to defense councils plea for a postponement of the case In So. St. Paul's Municipal 
Court. The court granted a two week postponement after her attorney had asked for more 
time to study the case. Mrs. Johnke's husband, Louis, k5, died August 19th. A test reveal- 
ed poison in the stomach and authorities brought charges against Mrs. Johnke. 

Mrs. Johnke, formerly Beatrice Nulph, who grew to womanhood on her father's farm near 
Mantador, later being married to Mr. Louis Johnke, who farmed near the Nulphs, the ceremony 
being solemnized In Hanklnson where relatives of the Johnke's reside. 

DETECTIVES HERE 
Detectives E. J. McAlpIne and John Hoy, of So. St. Paul, MN., came to Hanklnson Sunday 
and conducted an Investigation seeking evidently to establish the presumption that the poi- 
son could have been obtained here. They also visited in Wyndmere and other towns. 

Hanklnson people are loath to believe this charge filed against Mrs. Johnke, and the 
filing of charges may be without a fact to support them. 
The story, taken from the Minneapolis Journal, reads: 

Arsenic found in the stomach of her husband, who died August 19th, brought about the 
filing of first degree murder charges Saturday against Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, 'tl , of So. St. 
Paul . 

Dakota County authorities said there were reasons to suspect another man was Involved. 
The man, whose name was withheld was held without charge In the county jail pending Invest- 
igation of the "love triangle" element of the case. 

DENIES ACCUSATION 
Mrs. Johnke had been in Jail since Tuesday, but filing of the charges was delayed until 
Univ. of Minnesota chemists discovered the poison In the internal organs of the husband, 
Louis Johnke, about kS, a packing house worker in the Cudahy plant in Newport. 

The Johnkes, residing at lAOO North Concord Street, have lived In So. St. Paul four or 
five years, and have two married daughters. 

County Attorney Stassen refused to reveal full details of how suspicion was directed 
at the woman, but said It was aroused by the fact that doctors were unable to explain the 
death. Investigation then revealed that the man had begun a series of visits to hospitals 
last June for recurring cases of what happened to be food poisoning. 

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BECAME ILL AGAIN 
He made four visits to hospitals, including West Side General Hospital and St. Luke's 
Hospital in St. Paul, and each time after a few days' of treatment was sent home. Each 
time he became ill again within a few days after returning home, and on August 19th, he 
died. According to the charge against Mrs. Johnke, she administered poison to her husband 
In food and drink over a period beginning shortly before his first trip to a hospital. 

********** October 14, 1937 

LAMARS. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Prall are visiting this week at the Earl Prall home in 
Benson, MN. Mr. Prall and son. Earl, attended the funeral of Elmer Prall in St. Paul on 
Sunday. **** ********** October 14, 1937 

WM. HOEFT, OF GREAT BEND DIED 

Wm. Hoeft, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. Hoeft, of Great Bend, died at a Fergus Falls hospital 

Monday. Mr. Hoeft was taken 111 a week ago and was removed to Breckenridge for treatment. 

Sunday his condition was reported fair and the community was grleviously shocked to learn 

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■' ********** October 21, 1937 

V. F. GRIFFITH KILLED IN CRASH 

Word was received in Hankinson Thursday eve that Valmer F. Griffith, who operated the 
Star Cafe in this city until a month ago, was killed in a car accident near Green Bay, WI., 
Thursday evening. 

Mr. Griffith was driving alone at the time of the crash, according to the Wheaton 
Gazette, about 3 miles from Green Bay. The train and car reached the crossing at about 
the same time. The car was struck in the rear, the driver almost avoiding the crash. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Swedish Mission Church at Wheaton, Rev. N. G. 
Malmstedt officiating. The Masonic Lodge also took part in the service. 

Deceased is survived by his wife. 

********** October 21, 1937 

FATAL ACCIDENT 

CLAIRE CITY. .. .Christ Langager passed away Saturday after being unconscious since last 
Wednesday, when he was fatally Injured in an automobile accident a few miles east of Veb- 
len on the highway. 

The accident occurred last Wednesday. Mr. Langager 's truck was hit by an automobile, 
in which three boys were riding. The truck was badly smashed by the impact and Mr. Lang- 
ager 's body was terribly mutilated. He never regained complete consciousness after the 
accident, but life existed until Saturday evening. 

********** October 21, 1937 

WYNDMERE ACCIDENT 

WYNDMERE .... Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 AM at the Wyndmere Catholic Church 
for Francis Frybert, who was fatally injured when he jumped from a combine Thursday and 
struck a fork standing upright in the field. Mr. Frybert was injured internally and was 
not thought to be seriously injured until Friday when he was taken to St. Francis 

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Hospital, Breckenridge, for surgical treatment from which he failed to recover. 

********** October 21, 1937 

Mrs. A. J. ingerson and Virgie went to Burtrum, MN., to attend the funeral of a l^i 
year old nephew who died Thursday. 

********** October 21, 1937 

MOTHER GENERAL OF ST. FRANCIS DIED 
On October 15th, Reverand Mother General M. Laurentia, 0. S. F., passed away in Ger- 
many where she resided, according to word received by Sisters of St. Francis Academy. Her 
untimely death followed a serious surgical operation. 

Rev. Mother General visited In Hanklnson in the summer of 1926 and again during the 
winter of 1933 when she made the acquaintance of many friends in this community, who are 
sorrowed by her death. ********** October 28, 1937 

DOG POISONER 
Some warped minded Individual who would be a half-wit among idiots. Is poisoning dogs 
in Hanklnson. The latest dog to die was Fred Radloff's bulldog, who passed away Sunday. 
Our vocabulary is too clean to describe the poisoner, and their mind too vacant to 
understand if we did. ^ ^ * ^ ^ « ^ * * ^ October 28, 1937 

BRONZE GRACKLES DIED 
FAIRMOUNT. . . .Word was received recently by Father Bierens that three bronzed grackles 
banded by him in 193'* and 1935 were found dead or were killed this year in Leesburg, Gran- 
ada and Tribbett, all in the state of Mississippi. Also a robin banded in 193^ at the 
local station was found dead in New Edlnburg, Arkansas. 

********** October 28, 1937 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Adamson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ambach, Mrs. V/eiss and 
Mrs. Bladow motored to Fergus Falls Monday to attend the funeral of Adolph Rose. 

********** October 28, 1937 

DEATH AGAIN RIDES HIGHWAYS 

WAHPETON Mary Kulla, 19, Royalton, MN., Wahpeton State School of Sclencfe student, 

died at 8 PM., Monday in a Fergus Falls hospital of Injuries suffered when the car in which 
she and six other students and teachers were riding crashed into a ditch near Foxhome, MN. 
Death resulted from internal hemmorhage. 

INJURED GIRL STILL IN COMA 

FERGUS FALLS Camilla Skramstad, Wahpeton, ND., school teacher, still was unconsc- 
ious Wednesday night, 66 hours after she was injured in an automobile accident in which 
seven other persons also were hurt, one fatally. 

Genevieve Kulla, Royalton, MN., sister of Mary Kulla, 19, who died, remained in crit- 
ical condition. She has a fractured neck and suffers body paralysis. 

Two other passengers in the car which overturned near Foxhome, MN., Sunday, were Impro- 
ving. They are Theresa Kulla, another sister and Wahpeton school teacher, who left the 



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hospital Wednesday, and Ida Urstad, Moorhead, also a Wahpeton teacher. 

********** November k, I937 

MRS. H, 0. WENDT DIED THURSDAY 

Sorrow was brought to many hearts In this community by the death of Mrs. Herman Wendt 
who passed away after a lingering Illness at the hospital in Wahpeton on Thursday evening 
of last week. 

Erna Elsie Antnla Brummond was the daughter of Mr. William Brummond and his wife 
Emilie, nee Krueger. She was born on July l8th, I885, In Ludwigshort, Kreis Regenwalde, 
Province of Pommeria, Germany, In the spring of IBS? when she was nearly two years old 
she came to America with her parents. They came at once to Hankinson and since that time 
her home has been in or near this city. She received her religious education at Emmanuel 
Evangelical Church and was confirmed by Rev. F. Walther on Palm Sunday, April 3rd, I898. 

On Jan. 3rd, 1907, she was united in marriage with Mr. Herman Wendt. They continued 
to make their home in Hankinson. To their union were born three sons: Arney of Cody, WY. , 
Raymond and Norman, at home and one daughter, Mildred, also at home. 

For the last 28 years Mrs. Wendt was afflicted with a weak heart which caused her 
more or less suffering and discomfort. The malady which was the actual cause of her death 
set In about 8 months ago and It was to be seen at once that she was beyond human help. 
Everything humanly possible was done for her comfort. On Sept. 27th she was taken to the 
hospital at Wahpeton. There she passed away peacefully at 10 o'clock in the evening of 
Thursday, Oct. 28th, 1937- 

She leaves to mourn, her deeply sorrowing husband, Herman Wendt, her four children, 
already mentioned, her step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Remming, four brothers, 
Julius and EmI 1 Brummond of Hankinson, William Brummond of Casper, WY., and Anton Brummond 
of Cody, WY., other more distant relatives and many friends. The sympathy of the community 
Is extended to the bereaved relatives, 

********** November k, 1937 

DEMANDS HEARING ON POISON CHARGE 
(Minneapolis Tribune) 

Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, South St. Paul, held in connection with the death by poison 
of her husband, Louis, demanded a preliminary examination when arrainged in municipal 
court Monday on a first degree murder complaint. The examination was set for 2 PM Nov- 
ember 10th. Harold E. Stassen, Dakota County Attorney, said he will present evidence in 
the case to a grand jury on November 8th. The husband died August 19th. Tests at the 
Univ. of Minnesota revealed poison in the man's stomach. The complaint was signed by 
Edgar McAlpine, South St. Paul Police Chief. 

********** November ^t, 1937 

MR. ADAM HIPP DIED TUESDAY EVE 

A pall of sorrow was cast over this city and the surrounding community by the death 
of one of our most respected and beloved citizens, Adam Hipp, who passed away Tuesday at 
the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge following a week's illness. Mr. Hipp had been 

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in apparent good health until Tuesday of last week and had been at his work as local 
Soo Line flagmaster. He was stricken with pneumonia Tuesday night and on Wednesday was 
removed to the St. Francis Hospital where he passed to his eternal reward at 9 o'clock 
Tuesday evening. Wife and eight children were at his bedside at the time of his death. 
Mr. Hipp was born in Bruckenthal, Austria, September 8th, 1876, one of a family of 
six children. He was married in Austria and came to this country in May of 1903 settling 
here In Hankinson where he has resided ever since. To this first union two children were 

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born, Catherine, Mrs. Ray Mitchell, of Falrmount, and Jacob, of Minneapolis. His wife 
passed away In 1907- On May 21st, 1908 he was united In marriage to Miss Elizabeth Roth, 
who survives him. Eight children were born to bless this union. Wendelln, of Evansville, 
IN., Rose, Mrs. Rupert Goerger, of Wyndmere, Mary, Mrs. Lawrence Haeger, of this city, 
Joseph, of Chicago, IL., John, Frances, Jerome and Jean, all at home. He is also survived 
by twelve grandchildren, four brothers and a sister are living in Austria. One sister pre- 
ceeded him in death. 

Mr. Hipp was employed by the Soo Line Railway for the past 2A years, the past two 
years of which were spent as local flagmaster. He was a member of the Brotherhood of 
Maintenance of Way Employees. He was a faithful member of St. Philip's Catholic Church and 
was a member of the Men's Catholic Order of Foresters, of which lodge he acted as financ- 
ial secretary for the past fifteen years. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church 
with Rev. Father Schuh officiating. Pallbearers will be old friends and neighbors, mem- 
bers of the men's Foresters. 

Deceased was a kind husband, a devoted father and a man possessed of sterling qual- 
ities. He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him. The sympathy 
of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing family in their time of bereavement. 

********** November 11, 1937 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, Mrs. Math Thiel attended the funeral of Mr. 

Math Haas Saturday In Mooreton. 

********** November 11, 1937 

DEVILLO PIONEER DIED IN MONTANA 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Word has been received here by relatives that Bert H. Olds, a pioneer 

resident of the Falrmount vicinity passed away at the home of his daughter In Harville, 

MT., Oct. 26th. He came to this community with his parents In the year l880 and homestead- 

ed on a farm in De Villo Township, moving to Montana In 1920. He will be remembered by 

many in this comiunity. *^*^****^* November 11, 1937 

SO. ST. PAUL WOMAN INDICTED FOR MURDER 
Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, k\ , was Indicted Tuesday by a Dakota County Grand Jury on a 
first degree murder charge in connection with the poison death of her husband, Louis, '^5, 
a Newport packing house worker. Since her arrest October 5th, she steadily denied her 
guilt. Mrs. Johnke formerly resided In Hankinson. 

********** November 11, 1937 

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MRS. LENA FAUST DIED ON SUNDAY 

Mrs. Lena Faust, for many years a resident of Hankinson, died Sunday night at Aber- 
deen, SD. , where she was visiting with her daughter, Mrs. John Overbust. Death followed 
several years of failing health. 

Funeral services were held at Bristol, SD., on Wednesday. 

Lena Wawers was born in Mlllaville, MN., and was 70 years old at the time of her death. 
She was united in marriage to Mr, Joe Faust and they went to Bristol, SD., to make their 
home. Seven children blessed their union. About 18 years ago they moved to Hankinson 
where they have since resided. 

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Hubert Herding; Mrs. Geo. Wawers, Douglas, ND.; 
Mrs. John Overbust, Aberdeen, SD.; Mrs. Olaf Snipstead, Hlllstead, MN.; and one son, 
Peter Faust, of Tyler, ND. Her husband preceeded her in death about twenty years ago. 
Eight brothers and sisters also survive. 

Mrs. Faust was a kind Christian woman and a loving mother and her absence will be 
sorely felt by relatives and friends of this community. 

********** November 18, 1937 

SISSETON The body of John S. Watson, editor of the Sisseton Standard In 1928, was 

found on a ranch near Cheyenne Wells, CO., last month, according to the Sisseton Courier. 

Editor Watson walked out of his office In October of 1928, and until his body was found 

was never heard of again. His wife, now living in Sisseton Identified the body, although 

only the skeleton remained. 

********** November l8, 1937 

HURLEY OF SOO KILLED FRIDAY 
Frank Hurley, Soo Line employee died from Injuries received Friday when he was hit 
by a mail crane, when pulling Into Eden Valley, MN. Mr. Hurley was rushed to a Litch- 
field Hospital, where he died. Funeral services were held Tuesday. 

Mr. Hurley, who formerly worked on the Soo branch out of Hankinson, is survived by 
a wife and four children residing in Minneapolis. 

********** November 25. 1937 

JOHN FARHER DIED 
Word was received here of the death of Mr. John Farher, who passed away Tuesday at 
at the Wahpeton Hospital following a stroke. Mr. Farher was a former resident of Mantador. 

********** November 25, 1937 

Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. John Varrs, of St. Paul, received word that their Infant 
daughter passed away last Tuesday morning. Mrs. Varrs was formerly Miss Margaret Meden- 
waldt of Hankinson. * ^ , ^ „ * * ^ * * November 25, 1937 

EDWARD SARSLAND DIED 

LIDGERWOOD Funeral services for Mr. Edward Sarsland of this city, AO, who died 

near Breckenridge last Monday were held Wednesday here. The American Legion conducted 

the funeral with military honors. Rev. DeWI tt E. Meyers offlcicated. 

********** November 25, 1937 

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MRS. H. STENSAKER DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON The body of the late Mrs. Hannah Stensaker was brought to New Effington 

Tuesday from Minneapolis for burial. Mrs. Stensaker had been 111 only a few weeks. She 

entered Fairvlew Hospital ten days ago and failed to recover from an operation. Until her 

husband's death in 1923 she resided on a farm near here, and since which time she had operated 

a boarding house. j^j.j.j.a.j.^j.^^ .. , »,- - 

a ********** November 25, 1937 

BRECKENRIDGE PIONEER DIED 

Mrs. Louise Spreckels received a message Thanksgiving Day that her sister, Mrs. Carl 
Rossow, of Breckenridge, had passed away Wednesday following a stroke Sunday night, at the 
age of 88 years and 9 days. Mrs. Rossow is one of the oldest pioneers of Breckenridge, having 
made her home there for nearly 60 years. Her husband was one of the first employees at the 
roundhouse when it was but a small shack. 

Funeral services were held at Breckenridge Friday. Mrs. Spreckels was unable to attend 

on account of her own Illness. Those attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke, Charles 

Spreckels and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pasbrig and Robert Sedler. 

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Spreckels, and two sons and two daughters and many grandchildren 

and great-grandchildren. jlxj.j.^j.j.j.^j. ., ■ « . . 

a a ********** December 2, 1937 

FUNERAL HELD 

Funeral services for John Faber, who died last week, were held at the Catholic Church 

in Mantador on Friday. j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.a. „ ^ « ,«,-. 

' ********** December 2, 1937 

DEATH CALLS PROMINENT CITIZEN 

Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday at 1 o'clock and In the Lutheran Church 
immediately following, for Mr. Alfred Prochnow, who died at the Breckenridge Hospital Wednes- 
day night at 6 o'clock. Rev. Klausler will conduct the services. 

Word of the death came as a sad shock to this community, as Mr. Prochnow was in good hea- 
lth until Monday, when he was taken suddenly ill and was removed to the Breckenridge Hospital 
for treatment, death calling him home two days later. 

Alfred Prochnow was born March 9th, IBS'*, on a farm three miles north of Hank^Inson. In 
1906 he was united In marriage to Elisa Krueger, after which he moved to Greendale, where he 
developed a fine farm home and continued to reside there until his death. 

Surviving are his sorrowing wife and mother, Mrs. Wilhelmlna Prochnow, and four children, 

Oscar, Clarence, Edward and Arthur, all residing here. Also surviving are three brothers, 

Herman, Theo, and Arthur, and three sisters, Mrs. Christ Hornaber, Mrs. Robert Sedler and 

Mrs. L. 0. Kretchman. juj.j.j.j.j.jua.xa. n u -1 in-n 

********** December 2, 1937 

Word was received yesterday from Veblen that the mother-in-law of Mr. Oscar Prochnow 
died at her home near Veblen, death following the death of Mr. Alfred Prochnow by thirty 
minutes. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Rev. Bratley's Lutheran Church near Veblen. 

********** December 2, 1937 



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ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Emi 1 Klawitter and son. Otto, attended the funeral Wednesday of Mrs. 
John Anderson, who passed away Monday morning at the home of her son, Percy, at Breckenrldge. 

********** December 2, 1937 

JOHN SCHELLER, SR, DIED TUESDAY MORN 
Death called one of Hankinson's prominent citizens to his Heavenly Home Tuesday, Mr. 
John Scheller, Sr., answering the call after an illness of only a couple weeks' duration. 
Although nearly 83 years old, Mr. Scheller had enjoyed extremely good health and news of 
his death was received with sadness and surprise. 

John Scheller, Sr., was born in Bruckenthal, Austria, in 185A, and after attaining man- 
hood, was united in holy wedlock to Margaret Wolf. To this union were born seven children. 

In 1900 he immigrated to the United States, coming directly to Hankinson. He was employed 
by J. R. Jones as waggoner, and later entered the employment of the Soo Line, from which 
position he retired about twelve years ago. 

Surviving are two sons, Rud. F. , and Loscoe, and one daughter, Mrs. Ed. Scheller, of 
Wishek. His wife preceeded him in death as did three children. One brother and a sister 
residing in Austria also survive. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philips Church, of which he was a faithful member, 
at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning. Rev. Fr. Schuh conducted the services. 

********** December 9, 1937 

SISTER OF MR. WIPPERMAN DIED IN WISCONSIN 
M. A. Wipperman left today for Shawano, Wl., In answer to a message that his sister, 
Mrs. Louis Rollman, of that city, had passed away. 

********** December 9, 1937 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. B. BOELKE 
LIDGERWOOD. . . .For many years a resident of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Bertha Boelke, 89 years 
old, died last Thursday morning In the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Aug- 
ust Wolter, after a short Illness. 

Funeral services were held in Holy Cross Lutheran Church and burial was in Ho.ly Cross 
Cemetery, with the Rev. Julius Cloeter officiating. 

Survivors include Mrs. Wolter, another daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hoist, of Hankinson, a son, 
Henry Boelke, of Wahpeton, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Boelke was the widow of Carl Boelke, who died more than a score of years ago. 
She was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States Sk years ago, living most of 

that time in North Dakota. *j.vlj.4.4.*x + + n uo iq-j-t 

********** December 9, 1937 

JOHN BRONKHURST, OF TYLER, DIED THURSDAY 

Funeral services were held from St. John's Lutheran Church for John Bronkhurst, 56, who 
died at the Wahpeton Hospital, Thursday. Rev. H. Schumacker was in charge. Pallbearers were 
John Wiebusch, William Tribke, John Daman, H. D. Hauschild, J. D. Holthusen and Dick Holthusen. 

The only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bronkhurst, who pioneered in the Tyler vicinity 

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John Bronkhurst was born Feb. 9th, I88I, on the homestead four miles west of the village 
and spent his boyhood and manhood there. 

********** December 9, 1937 

Mr. W. G. Merrifleld returned from Stillwater, MN., last week after having attended 
the funeral of his niece's husband, Mr. Everett Harsh. Mrs. Harsh was Lucille Kinney before 
her marriage. Mr. Harsh was ill only a short time. He was ^6 years old, a World War Veter- 
and and is survived by his wife and 3 daughters. 

********** December 9, 1937 

ATTEND FUNEf^L 
Mrs. J. B. Goerger and sons, Herbert and Jack returned to their home here after attend- 
ing the funeral of a brother-in-law of Mrs. Georger's at St. Paul, MN. 

********** December 9, 1937 

BROTHER OF MR. JAMES GREENWOOD DIED 
Word was received in Hanklnson of the death of Lloyd Greenwood, brother of James Green- 
wood, of this city, Wednesday. Lloyd died in Fergus Falls, Mr. Greenwood owned a bakery 
and restaurant in Fergus Falls. 

He leaves to mourn, his young bride, who is a cousin of Mrs. Donald Brandt, of this 
city. Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood left today for Fergus Falls. 

********** December 9, 1937 

FUNERAL HELD FOR HOHENSTERN CHILD 
Funeral services for little 5 months' old Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hohenstern, 
was held Wednesday morning at St. Philip's Church. Little Dennis died Monday at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital where he had been ill with pneumonia for a month. 

********** December I6, 1937 

LaMARS DEATH 
LaMARS. . . .Word was received In this vicinity of the death of Mrs. John Thompson. The 
Thompson family were residents of LaMars for many years later moving to Fairmount where Mr. 
Thompson passed away about a year ago. Early last fall Mrs. Thompson was taken to the home 
of her daughter, Mrs. James Sorensen, at Necedah, WI., to spend the winter. She had suffer- 
ed a paralyetic stroke and was partially helpless. She passed away on Sunday night, Dec. 
12th. The remains will be brought to Fairmount for burial. 

********** December 16, 1937 

MRS. NELS FREEBURG DIED SUDDENLY 
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Nels Freeburg, of Lisbon, ND. Dec- 
eased Is the mother of Mr. Carl Freeburg, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Prochnow of 
this city. Mrs. Freeburg died suddenly while she was doing her Christmas shopping In Lisbon 
last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pribbernow left Wednesday to attend the funeral. 

********** December 16, 1937 

ROSHOLT FARMER TAKES OWN LIFE 
ROSHOLT. . . .Hjalmer Peterson, well known farmer who lived just east of Rosholt, was 
found dead in the cow barn shortly after 7 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was apparently 

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from a self-inflicted wound. A .22 calibre rifle was found beside the body. 

Mr. Peterson left the house about 7 o'clock and a short time later a member of the 
family found the barn door locked from the Inside. Crawling through a window he found the 
lifeless body. Peterson was in good health and fair financial condition. 

By hard work Peterson had developed one of the fine farms of Roberts County. A widow 

and ten children survive. jl^^^^^^^^^ »- ._-.. 

********** December 23, 1937 

GALCHOTT MEAT MARKET DEALER KILLED 

Sheriff Martin Hatlle received word from Wlllmar Saturday that August Jackson, meat and 

hide dealer of Galchutt, had been killed when he was struck by an early morning passenger 

train at Wilmar. Jackson's truck was demolished and he was so badly smashed up that he was 

unrecognizable. xj.j.jljl^jlj.j.j. » . »- .„--. 

a ********** December 23, 1937 

MRS. FRANK DEANS DIED 

Word was received in Falrmount Friday morning that Mrs. Frank Deans had passed away at 

her home In Pasadena, CA., Thursday morning, Dec. 9th. Mr. and Mrs. Deans were residents 

of Fairmount for many years. 



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December 23, 1937 



WHITE ROCK.... News was received by relatives that Archie Lurner had passed away at the 
Breckenrldge Hospital of double pneumonia, after only a few days Illness. 

********** December 23, 1937 

Dr. H. Tilllsch was In Hankinson Wednesday, attending to business. Dr. and Mrs. Till- 
isch have just returned from Monteicello, MN., where they attended the funeral services for 
Dr. Tillisch's nephew. Dr. Clarence Tilllsch, who was 28 years old and had recently entered 



practice at Negaunee, Ml. ^ * * ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 



December 23, 1937 



LAMARS. . . .Mrs. Ralph Bonine returned home Friday from Oregon, where she went to attend 
her mother's funeral. She spent the time visiting relatives at Canby and other parts of the 
state. ********** December 23, 1937 

SUDDEN DEMISE OF MRS. F. TIEGS 

The Angel of Death visited our community last Sunday morning at 8:30, Dec. 26th and 
took Home with her one of our most beloved pioneer citizens, Mrs. Frank TIegs. 

Mrs. Tiegs had been in apparently good health, and had arisen in the morning as usual 
to prepare breakfast, and while dressing complained about not feeling well. She dropped 
into a chair and passed quietly away from heart failure. It was a severe shock to Mr. Tiegs 
and family and their friends. A devoted mother, if ever there was one, she will be sadly 
missed. 

Mrs. Frank Tiegs was born Anna Hohenstern on March 3rd, 1872, In Pommern, Stettin, 
Germany and immigrated to the United States with her parents, when one year old. Her par- 
ents settled at Mayville, Wl., where they resided until 1880 when they moved to North Dak- 
ota and homesteaded 8 miles northwest of Hankinson in Belford Township. It was here she 
grew to womanhood and in l891 was united in marriage to Frank Tiegs. They homesteaded 8 

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miles southwest of Hankinson where they lived until 1898 when they moved to 6 miles north- 
west of Hankinson where they continued farming until the fall of 1935, retired and moved 
to Hankinson, where they have since made their home. 

Their marriage was blessed with twelve children of whom all survive except one son 
and one daughter, who preceed her in death In their Infancy. The following survive: Theo- 
dore, Hankinson; Mrs. Minnie Westpahl , Wahpeton; Mrs. Ida Pankow, Hankinson; Mrs. Emma Lentz 
Lidgerwood, Albert, Hankinson; Herjnan, Hankinson; Mrs. Rose Krause, Columbus, ND,; Frank, 
Jr., Los Angeles, CA.; Arnold and Nina at home. Forty three grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. Two grandchildren, Howard Krause and Ardell Lentz also proceeded her in death. 

The funeral will be held Friday (Dec. 31st) at 1 o'clock at the house and at 2 o'clock 
at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township. Rev. Cordts will deliver the sermons, 
English and German. 

The following pall bearers, who were neighbors and close friends will carry her to rest: 
J. C. Pol fuss, Gustav Pol fuss, Gustav Medenwaldt, Henry Krause, Edwin Gaedcke, Wm. Pankow. 
Four of her grandchildren, Ethelynn Westpahl, Gertrude Pankow, El vera Lentz and Elna Tiegs 
will carry flowers. Interment will be made at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Belford. 

********** December 30, 1937 

MRS. 0. HOEFT FUNERAL SUNDAY 

Mrs. Ottella Hoeft, pioneer of the Great Bend community, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday 
evening, Dec. 28th. Death occurred at her home in Great Bend and followed an illness of 
two weeks' duration. Although of an age of 79 years, deceased was In very good health until 
shortly before her death. Her husband, Julius Hoeft died in 1929. 

Funeral services will be held In Great Bend on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the 
church, Rev. Hoy conducting the service. 

********** December 30, 1937 

FAIRMOUNT PIONEER WOMAN DIED IN CALIFORNIA 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Friends of Mrs. W. H. Lawson, 69, will regret to learn of her death on 
Nov. 30th, at the home of her son. A. G. Lawson, near Hilt, CA. , where she lived a number 
of years. 

Mrs. Lawson's death was unexpected. She died In her sleep after spending the evening 

visiting her son. Mrs. Lawson settled In this community in the 'SO's , but left here ten 

years ago for the coast. ** + 4.4. + 4. + + + r kin iq-jt 

********** December 30, 1937 

BEN GREGOR DIED 

FAI RMOUNT. ... Louis Gregor received word by telephone Monday night that his father, 

Ben Gregor, had passed away at his home at Waterville, MN., that afternoon at '»:30 o'clock. 

,vy:*A****A* December 30, 1937 

FUNERAL SERVICES 

GREAT BEND Ernest Paul Niemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Niemann, Sr., of Little 

Falls, MN., passed away at 10:15 Wednesday morning at Fargo, ND., where he has been since 
Dec. 19th. Previous to that he was In the Wahpeton Hospital a month. 

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Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home in Summit 
Township, and at 1:30 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit Township. Burial 
was made at the church cemetery. Rev. Schumacher officiated. 

Mr. Niemann was born on Oct. l6th, 1889, at Little Falls, MN. On Sept. Ilth, 1913, 
his marriage to Elizabeth Wiebusch took place at Tyler. He had been a farmer in Summit 
Township for Zk years. Surviving are his wife, three children. Pearl, at Fargo, Wesley 
and Florence at home. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Niemann, of Little Falls, MN., his 
brothers, Otto, of Minneapolis, William, Jr., and Fred, of Little Falls, John, of Tyler, 
and Herbert, of Wahpeton; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Hal las, and Mrs. Gerald Romeo, of Brain- 
erd, MN. One sister, Minnie, Preceeded him in death. 

********** December 30, 1937 

DEATHS 
JANUARY Mrs. Albert Buckhouse, Mrs. Martin Meyer, Mrs. Ell Power, Fred Rothgaber, Mrs. 

Joseph Gully, John Mohs, Letita McMwaln. 

FEBRUARY Virgil Franz, E. C. Gordon, Mrs. Otto Voeltz, Monroe Hanlon, Mrs. Hugo Macheel . 

MARCH Mrs. Ernest W. Anderson, Mr. Ernest W. Anderson, Charlie Krause, Marshall Kretch- 

man. 
APRIL Mrs. Emi 1 Radloff 

MAY Mrs. George Stack, John Giltner, Jacob Glasner 

JULY Julius Draeger and Albert Erb. 

AUGUST Casper Miller, Martin Aadland and Louis Jahnke (died In St. Paul) 

SEPTEMBER John Bommersbach, Wm. Bauman, Dan R. Jones at Wahpeton. 

OCTOBER V. F. Griffith, Wm. Hoeft of Great Bend 

NOVEMBER Mrs. Lena Faust, Adam Hipp and Mrs. H. 0. Wendt 

DECEMBER Alfred Prochnow; John Scheller, Sr., Mrs. B. Boelke; Dennis Hohenstern; Mrs. 

Frank Tiegs; Mrs. 0. Hoeft. 

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NIECE OF SCHRAMMS DIED 

Word was received this morning by Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schramm, of the death of Mr. Sch- 
ramm's niece, Mrs. Nick Schmitz, in Milwaukee, WI. Mrs. Schmitz visited at the Schramm 
home last summer. ********** January 6, 1938 

MR. HAROLD KELSEY DIED IN MONTANA 

Word was received here Monday morning by Fred Womer and H. G. Womer that Mr. Harold 
Kelsey had passed away in Billings, MT. Mr. Kelsey was the former's son-in-law. The Messers. 
Worner's left (today) Thursday for Brook Park, MN., where the burial services will be held 
Friday. Surviving are his wife and three married children. 

********** January 6, 1938 

OBITUARY 

GREAT BEND,... The Angel of Death visited our community last Tuesday evening at 20 min- 
utes to 8, Dec. 28th, and took home with her one of most beloved pioneer citizens, Mrs. 
Ottelia Henriette Hoeft (nee Kriesel) . 

Mrs. Hoeft had been in good health until Dec. 20th, when she was stricken with a stroke. 
Ottelia Henrietta Hoeft was bom June 27th, 1858, at New Hammer, Pommem, Germany; Died 
Dec. 28th, 1937, at ther home in Great Bend. In 1867 at the age of nine years she came 
with her parents from Germany to America and settled in Jackson County, WI. There she grew 
to womanhood and in 1879 was married to Julius Hoeft. In 1880 they came to North Dakota 
and homesteaded on a farm northwest of Great Bend, where she lived for 47 years, retiring 
11 years ago. Since then she has resided in Great Bend. Her husband, three daughters and 
one son preceeded her in death. She leaves to mourn five daughters and three sons namely; 
Mrs. J. E. Hoffman, Mooreton, ND., Mrs. E. Schweers, Seattle, WA., Mrs. A. F. Cook, Breck- 
enridge, MN., Mrs. W. E. Brummond, Casper, WY., Mrs. A. B. Graves, Chicago, Arthur, Herbert 
and Marvin, of Great Bend. One sister, 2 brothers and 36 grandchildren and 15 great-grand- 
children survive. The deepest sympathy goes to the bereaved families. 

********** January 6, .1938 

GREAT BEND BOY DIES DEC. 31st 
Little Larry Allan, fifteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sedler, Great Bend, 
passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital New Years' eve. He was bom September lAth, 1936 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock from the home of his grandparents, 
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stoltenow, Great Bend and from the Evangelical Church at Great Bend at 
2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Rev. Hoge officiated. 

Left to mourn the passing of the child are his parents, a brother, Lowell Duane A, and 
Patricia Ann, 2, and a lot of relatives and friends. 

********** January 6, 1938 

ERNEST NIEMAN DIED 
TYLER, .. .Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon for Ernest Nieman at 1:30 
from the home and 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran Church of which he was a member. 

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Rev. Schumacher officiated. The church was filled with friends and relatives who came 
to pay their last respects. 

********** January 6, 1938 

BROTHER OF MRS. A. E. MOtlRER DIED FRIDAY 
Bernard Campbell, brother of Mrs. A. R. Mourer, died Friday In Mandan of pneumonia. 
He was 35 years old. Mrs. Mourer left Friday to attend the funeral. Deceased was not 
married. ********** January 13, 1938 

MRS. JOHNKE IS NOW OK TRIAL 
Detention of Carl Sandgree, 32 year old St. Paul WPA worker as a material witness 
for the prosecution, the exhuming of two dogs from their graves, and the questioning of 
jurors as to whether a woman's past would Influence their verdict, were the principal 
development as the trial of Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, of So. St. Paul, and former Mantador 
woman, for the poison slaying of her husband a former Hanklnson man, opened in Hastings, 
MN. 

Otto and Carl Johnke and Mrs. Robert Bladow, of Hanklnson, brothers and sister of 
of the dead man, have been subpoenaed by the prosecution as witnesses. 

Mrs. Johnke 's attorneys intend to fight the state's charges by showing that the def- 
endant was a loving wife who showed deep concern for her husband during his Illness. 

********** January 13, 1938 

FAIRHOUNT . . . . The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Newman died from internal ailments 
at the Wahpeton Hospital Tuesday of last week. The child's funeral was held from the St. 
Anthony Chapel Thursday and interment was made in Calvary Cemetery, Rev. Father Bierens 
officiated. ********** January 13, 1938 

Mrs. Domenick Melde returned Sunday from Stillwater, MN., where she attended the fun- 
eral of her brother-in-law on Friday. Mrs. Pelvlt, of Breckenridge, bought her home and 
spent the day with the Melde family. Mrs. Pelvlt is Mrs. Melde 's mother. 

********** January 13, 1938 

EARLY SETTLER PASSES AWAY AT ADVANCED AGE 
HAMMER. .. .Nels Feigum, of Minnesota Township, died on Thursday morning, last week, at 
5:30 at the Tekakwltha Hospital in Slsseton. 

Deceased was bom in Lyster Sogen, Norway, on Aug. 9th, 1865. He came to America 
when seventeen years old. He moved from Lac qui Parle County, MN. , in 1897, to Roberts 
County and resided on a farm near Hammer until three months ago when he moved to Sisseton. 
At the time of his death he was 72 years, A months and 21 days old. 

********** January 13, 1938 

DEATH OF MRS. UREVIG 

NEW EFFINGTON Mrs. Anton Drevig died in her sleep at the home of her son-in-law, 

Martin Wrolstad Sunday morning, January 2nd. Supposedly shortly after midnight, she and 
her daughter, Mrs. Wrolstad were alone at the time, both retired and slept in the same 

bed. On awakening, Mrs. Wrolstad was horrified to find her mother was cold in death. 

********** January 13, 1938 

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AIKPLANE CEASH KILLED POSTAL INSPECTOR KNOWN HERE 

The crash of the Northwest Airlines 's lianiry liner in Montana this week, which 
killed ten people, also took the life of Walter Ton, 44, of St. Paul. He leaves a wife 
and one 6 months old child. 

Ton, until he was transferred to St. Paul, called in Hankinson regularly to inspect 
the Hankinson Post Office, and a large number of people here became acquainted with him. 

********** January 13, 1938 

PIONEER DIEB 

Funeral services were held last Wednesday in Redondo Beach, CA., for James Lynch, 
86 years old, pioneer of Richland County, who died Jantiary 10th. 

Mr. Lynch was bom in Berlin, WI., and came to Richland County, settling in Liberty 
Grove Township where he farmed for many years. 

********** January 20, 1938 

REFUSES PLEA FOR JOHNKE DISMISSAL 

HASTINGS, MN....Mrs. Robert Bladow, sister of Louis Johnke, for whose death his 
wife, Beatrice, is on trial for murder, testified the defendent and her husband "acted 
like a loving husband and wife" during a visit to her home in Hankinson, ND., last Dec- 
oration Day. 

A state witness, Mrs. Bladow told of a visit the Johnkes made to North Dakota and of 
subsequent visits she and her brother Otto Johnke and Mrs. Herman Johnke, sister-in-law 
of the defendent, made to St. Paul to see Johnke in St. Luke's Hospital. 

Mrs. Bladow was followed on the stand by the dead man's brother. Otto, of Hankinson. 
His testimony was similiar to that of his sister. 

John Willwerscheild, St. Paul Undertaker, testified Mrs. Johnke spent $705 to give 
her husband a "nice funeral." 

The defense for Mrs. Johnke scored heavily this week. The doctor, who diagnosed the 
cause of death as "food poisoning" for the insurance affidavit now testifies that death 
was caused by arsenic poisoning. Another witness testified that the bottle containing 
the poison alleged to have been taken from the dead man's stomach was left unsealed in a 
public place for several week. Both witnesses' statements are apparently to the advant- 
age of Mrs. Johnke. 

The motion made by the defense counsel to dismiss the charge against Mrs. Johnke was 
refused by the presiding judge today. 

********** January 20, 1938 

WYNDMERE MAN KILLED AT SPOKANE 

WYNDMERE,. . .Wyndmere friends will learn with regret of the death of Alex Springer, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Springer, of Spokane, WA. , on New Years Eve. The family lived at 
Wyndmere for many ears and have many friends and relatives In the vicinity. 

The tragedy occurred, according to word received here, was when he stepped from his 

car to the highway and was crushed against the side of his car by a passing vehicle. 

********** January 20, 1938 

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KRS. B. JOHNXE "NOT GUILTY" 
Attorney Holds That the State Had No Evidence to Convict 

A district court jury late Saturday acquitted Mrs. Beatrice Johnke, Al year old 
Grandmother, of a first degree murder charge. The state contended she poisoned her hus- 
band, Louis, A5, for the love of another man. 

"I feel just the way I did before," Mrs. Johnke commented after the verdict. "I had 
nothing to worry about." 

The jury of nine men and three women required 70 hours to reach its decision. A 
short time before the jurors finished, the court considered invoking a state statute 
providing jurors may be required to deliberate "without food or drink, except water" 
in an effort to break a deadlock. 

Former North Dakotans, the Johnkes, lived in Hankinson and on a farm near Wyndmere 
before moving to So. St. Paul. The jury foreman said at one time the ballot stood at 
10 to 2 for conviction. On the first ballot, he said, there were two for conviction, 
four for acquittal and six blanks. 

********** February 3, 1938 

(The January 27, 1938 issue is missing) 

********** 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. DIBBERT SATURDAY 
Death Came to Hankinson Mother Tuesday Eve 
Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Dibbert, who died Tuesday, Feb. 1st, will be held 
at the home at 1:30 Saturday, and at the Lutheran Church at 2 PM. Rev. J. P. Klausler 
will conduct the services. 

Mrs. Dibbert succumbed following an illness dating back to July. All that loving 
hands could do to restore her health proved of no avail and death came at 6:A5 PM,, Tues- 
day. In October she was taken to Breckenridge for treatment and later to a Minneapolis 
hospital, from where she returned Jan. 24th. 

Marie Witt Dibbert was bom Dec. 4th, 1879, at Elyria, OH. In 1880 she came with 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Witt to Richland County, and they made their home on a 
Wild Rice homestead. On March 23rd, 1905, she was united in marriage by Rev. R.. Hilgen- 
dorf, of Belford, and after five years spent on a farm they moved to Hankinson where they 
have since made their home. 

Surviving are her sorrowing husband and six children: Mrs. Rose Stroehl, Kulm; Orin, 
of Yakima, WA.; Gordon, Harriet, Allen and Lewis, all of Hankinson. Her aged mother, 
Mrs. Carl Witt, three brothers and five sisters also survive. 

********** February 3, 1938 

MRS. MIKE WIRTZ DIED SUNDAY 
Funeral Held Wednesday for Waldo Pioneer 
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church 
for Mrs. Mike Wirtz, who passed away at the local hospital Sunday. Fr. Schuh officiated. 
Mrs. Wirtz, who had been failing in health for the past few years, sustained injur- 

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ies in a fall which happened on Jan. 20th, at her home and her condition became so cri- 
tical that she was removed to the Hankinson Hospital. She passed away at 6 o'clock Sun- 
day night, at the age of 67 years. 

Katherine Faust was bom in Mllleville, MN., Otter Tail County, Oct. 30, 1870. On 
Nov. 22nd, 1898, she was united in marriage to Mr. Mike Wirtz, and then came to Waldo 
Township in Richland County to make their home, where she resided until her death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: four sons, George, Harry, Matt and Joe, and one 
daughter, Anna. Three sisters also survive; Mrs. Andy Lee, and Miss Elizabeth Faust, of 
Hankinson, and Mrs. Joe Ret tig, of Mantador. 

********** February 3, 1938 

DEATH OF PUHMAN 

The many Falrmount friends of Wm. Puhman, of Enderlin, Soo Line brakeman, regret 
to learn of his death Monday evening, as a result of pneumonia. 

********** February 3, 1938 

TVER HALVORSON PASSES 

ROSHOLT. . . .Word was received here Wednesday morning that Tver Halvorson passed away 
at a Minneapolis Hospital. He suffered a stroke shortly before his summons came. 

Mr. Halvorson had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 30 years, and was 
well known to all the old timers, with hosts of friends, who are grieved to learn of 
his death.. ********** Febrxiary 3, 1938 

ATTEND FATHER'S FUNERAL 
Mrs. Beck Bellin's father, John Bennington, passed away at his home in Park River, 
ND., Saturday. Funeral services were held Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Bellin were called Thurs- 
day and were there at the time that death occurred. 

********** February 3, 1938 

PROMINENT RAIL EXECUTIVE DEAD 
L. A. Swanson, Assistant General Freight Agent of the Soo Railway, and one time can- 
didate for governor of North Dakota, with offices in Bismarck, died at his home Saturday. 
Over 2,000 people attended the funeral held at Carrington, his former home. 

Mr. Swanson was well known in Hankinson, where he came often for business or pleas- 
ure trips. ********** February 10, 1938 

COUNTY PIONEER ACCIDENT VICTIM 
Joseph Patterson, 79, former Wahpeton banker and one of Richland County's earliest 
residents, died Wednesday from injuries suffered Jan. 28th, when he was struck by a car 
on a Wahpeton street. He had been a hospital patient since. 

Identified with banking in the community for 25 years, he retired in 1926 as presi- 
dent of the Wahpeton National Bank. Mr. Patterson was a stockholder in the Hankinson 
National Bank many years ago, and is well known by the pioneers of this community. 

********** February 10, 1938 

JOHN RICHIED DIED TODAY 
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Mr. John Richied, resident of Hankinson for over thirty years, died at his home 

in this city today at 6:25. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. An obituary 

will be published next week. 

********** February 10, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN RICHIED 

Pneumonia, Thursday evening claimed the life of John Richied, a resident of this 
community for the past 38 years. Mr. Richied was ill for such a short time, that his 
passing came as a sad shock to his many relatives and friends. 

Mr. Richied was bom at Bruchenthal, Austria, August 12th, 1854. In 1876 he marr- 
ied Miss Catherine Roth. From this union he leaves to mourn his passing: his widow, Mrs. 
Catherine Richied, five children, Mrs. Margaret Budge, Laurel, MT., Mrs. Anna Scheller, 
Hankinson, Mrs. Peter Onsrud, Santa Rosa, CA. , Mr. Frank Richied, Los Angeles, CA. He 
also leaves 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Attending the funeral from out of town were his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Budge, Lau- 
rel, MT., Grandchildren, John Budge, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rommee, of Laurel, MT., Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Scheller and children, of Wadena, MN. Others were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kosek, 
Mrs. Frank Yager, of Breckenridge. 

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 'clock from St. Philip's Catholic 
Church with the Rev. Father Schuh, officiating. 

********** February 17, 1938 

DEATH CALLS MRS. ANNA HEISE 
111 Only Few Days - Was Over Ninety Years of Age 

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday by Rev. J. P. Klausler, from the Lutheran 
Church, in this city for Mrs. Anna Heise, who passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 11th, 
at her home here, after only a few days illness, at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 
12 days. Mrs. Heise, in spite of her advanced age, was always quite active, easily able 
to take care of the home and attend a small garden in summer months. 

Mrs. Anna Heise, nee Barbknecht, was bom on July 29th, in Walbert, West Prussia, 
Germany. She was married to August Heise, Jan. 2nd, 1870 and they immigrated to America 
In May of 1888, settling near Havana, ND. In October of 1914, they moved to Hankinson, 
where she had since made her home. Her husband died in 1932, terminating a marriage of 
almost 63 years. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are six daughter, Mrs. John Peitz, Mrs. Frank Peltz, 
of Hankinson, Mrs. Chas. Bullis, Mrs. George Ries, Mrs. Lee Harrison, all of Los Angeles, 
CA., Mrs. Deneen, International Falls, MN., 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 
1 brother at Havana, ND., also survive. 

********** Febrxiary 17, 1938 

FORMER PASTOR HERE DIED 

Word was received in Hankinson today of the death of Rev. John S. Rood, who passed 
away at Claremont, CA. , from a heart attack. 

Rev. Rood was pastor of the Congregational Church in Hankinson up until 1921, when 

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he left to accept a pastorate in Minnesota. About 10 years later he retired to a home for 
ministers in Claremont.. 

Mr. Rood was 81 years old at the time of his demise. He had only recently recovered 
his eyesight through a delicate operation. 

His wife, who has been seriously ill, and one daughter survive. 

********** February 17, 1938 

- PIONEER WOMAN DIED 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Mrs. Minnie Taylor Pelham, formerly of Fairmount, ND., passed away at the 
home of her son, Donald, in St. Paul, February 3rd. 

Her passing brought to a close a life that had been active from the early days of Fair- 
mount community. ********** February 17, 1938 

HALL TWP. MAN DIED 

WYNDMERE. .. .Edgar Martinson, beloved Hall Township farmer, passed away at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 8th, following an operation for a ruptured appen- 
dix. Martinson had resided in Hall Township since 1891. 

********** February 17, 1938 

GREENDALE PIONEER DIED FEB. 15th 

Funeral services were held Monday in the Congregational Church at Hankinson for Mrs. 
W. G. Kruger, who died suddenly at her home in Valley City, ND., Feb. 15th. Rev. W. M. 
Osbom officiated. 

Mrs. Kruger (nee Marsh) was a pioneer of Greendale Township and throughout the comm- 
unity was known and loved for her Innumerable acts of kindness and charity during the pion- 
eer days of the township. 

Rhoda Ann Richards was bom May 9th, 1861, in Decatur County, IN., daughter of Sarah 
and Jacob Richards. When a child she moved to Mason County, IL., where in 1880 she was 
united in marriage to James Marsh, of Browning, IL. They moved with their two children, 
Arthur and Bessie, to Hankinson, In the spring of 1890 homesteading in Greendale Township 
Richland County, where the other two children, Elsie Pearl and Nettle, were bom. 

In the fall of 1919 they moved to Valley City, where she lived at the time af her death. 
Her husband, Mr. Marsh, proceeded her in death, March 16th, 1923. On Nov. 26th, 1930, she 
was married to W. G. Kruger, of Tacoma, WA. 

Surviving are her husband, one son, Arthur C. Marsh, of Regina, Sask., and daughters, 
Mrs. Carl Grasswlck, Valley City; Mrs. A. C. Rommereim, Roslyn and Mrs. T. H. Grasswlck, 
Calgary, Alberta. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. 

********** February 24, 1938 

MONOXIDE GAS TAKES TWO LIVES 

Sherman Spande, 22, and Ivan Donaldson, of Rutland, drivers of the Allied Fruit truck, 
were found dead In the cab of the truck parked at the Northern Pacific depot in Wahpeton, 
Sunday afternoon. Death was due to monoxide poisoning. 

The truck is believed to have been parked near the warehouse shortly after midnight . 
A partially eaten box of crackers and sandwich spread indicated that the boys had eaten 

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a meal. That they then went to sleep with the motor running was the opinion of the off- 
icals, which the men usually do at the end of a large run. 

Both families are pioneer residents of Rutland, where the Allied Fruit Co., has its 
headquarters. Both young men are well known in Hankinson, where they regularly made deli- 
veries to local stores. 

Donaldson is survived by his father, Ivor Donaldson, of Rutland, ND., brother, Eldon, 
Ronald and Donald and sisters Phyllis and Beulah. Shemian Spande is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur Spande, of Rutland. 

Funeral services for the two young men were held at Rutland Tuesday. 

********** February 24, 1938 

PIONEER WOMAN DIED 

FORMAN. . . .The community was shocked yesterday (Wednesday) morning when word was received 
of the death of Mrs. Richard McCarten, one of the earliest settlers in this part of Sarg- 
ent County . 

Apparently in good health she suffered a slight stroke late Sunday afternoon from 
which she appeared to rally and was thought to be improving when a second stroke proved 
fatal. ********** February 24, 1938 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

MOOPwETON. . . .Mrs. C. A. Klosterman and son, Freddie, also Mrs. Tom Althoff and Mrs. Math 
Althof f returned here Saturday evening from Woodstock, MN. , where they went to attend the 
funeral of the former's sister, Miss Clara Mechler, which was held at that place. 

********** February 2A, 1938 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Thiele, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thiele, motored to 
Browns Valley, MN., Sunday to attend the funeral of the former's aunt. They returned the 
same day. ********** February 24, 1938 

MOORETON LADY DIED 
MOORETON. .. .Funeral services for Mrs. August Luebke, 55, who died early Sunday morn- 
ing at St. Francis Hospital at 1 o'clock were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the 
home and at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran Church in Barney with Rev. Wians officiating. 

********** Febriiary 24, 1938 

BROTHER OF HAROLD HALVERSON DIED IN WYNDMERE 
Mr. Carlyle Halverson, 31, passed away at his home in Wyndmere Saturday, following a 
sixteen months' illness. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Wyndmere Lutheran Church, Rev. Bjerke conduct- 
ing the service. Deceased was not married. Surviving to mourn their loss are; his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halverson, two brothers, Harold, of Hankinson and Marcus, of Los Angeles; 
and five sisters; Mrs. Casper Nummedal, of Delamere; Mrs. C. E. Wolfe, of Los Angeles; Mrs. 
M. W. Bohnenstingel, of Wheaton; Mrs. H. C. Heifert, of Fargo; Mrs. L. Thiel of Barney. 

********** March 3, 1938 

LOUIS WANODS, FORMER LIDGERWOOD MAN, DIED 

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Mr. and Mrs. G. 0. Weston and daughters, attended the funeral for Mr. Louis Wanous, 
held at the Sisseton Lutheran Church Wednesday. Mr. Wanous, 47, former Lidgerwood busi- 
ness man, died at his farm home near Sisseton, Saturday. His wife, five sons and one dau- 
ghter survive. Mrs. Wanous and Mrs. Weston are sisters. 

********** March 10, 1938 

MRS. GUST OLSON DIED FRIDAY 

Mrs. Gust Olson passed away -Friday morning at her home in this city following many 
months' of failing health, the last few of which she was critically ill. 

Funeral services were held Monday at the local Congregational Church. Rev. W. M. Osb- 
om conducted the services before a host of sorrowing friends who loved and respected her 
for her kindness, courage and faith. 

The order of Eastern Star assisted in the service. 

Anne Christine Olson was bom Sept. 30th, 1881, at Enderlin, ND. She was baptized and 
confirmed in St. Olaf Lutheran Church by Rev. Jahrens. She was united in marriage to Mr. 
Gust Olson, June 3rd, 1902. They made their home in Enderlin until 1921, in which year 
they moved to Hankinson and where they have since made their home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are; her husband, and one daughter, Mrs. Inman Howell, 
of Dunedin, FL., grandson, Jerry, one brother, Carl E. Krantz of California, two sisters; 
Mrs. N. M. Liinde, Cooperstown, Mrs. F. Drey, Watkins, MN., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Petra 
Krantz, Fargo, ND. 

The following contributed verse is dedicated to Mrs. Olson: 

"For our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the 
things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which 
are not seen are eternal." ********** March 10. 1938 

STATE LINE MAN DIED MONDAY 

Mr. W. W. Reed, pioneer resident of the state line community, died at his home two 
miles north of New Effington Monday. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran Church at 
Victor today. Deceased was exceptionally well known in the state line community where 
he took an active part in church work. An obituary will be available next week. 

********** March 10, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER CITIZEN 

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Father Schuh 
officiating, for John Miller, 86, a pioneer of the Mantador community who died Monday at 
11:30 AM. 

Mr. Miller was bom at Richmond, MN., on Feb. 26, 1852, When 21 years of age he moved 
with his parents to Richland County and they homesteaded near Mantador. Later he owned a 
farm near Geneseo. In 1903 he moved to Fowles, MN., where he farmed and later returned to 
Hankinson where he lived with is sister, Mrs. Anna Hanson, until the time of his death. 

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hanson, of this city, and Mrs. Frank Woiwodle, 

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of Douglas; one brother, Jacob, of Douglas, a nephew, Joe Hanson; a niece Catherine Hanson 
and a grand nephew Charles Hanson. 

********** March 10, 1938 

JOHN SPSAGUE FTOERAL 

FAIRMOUNT .... Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the 
Falrmount Baptist Church for John Sprague, who passed away at the Wahpeton Hospital Tuesday 
morning following a long period of Illness. 

********** March 10, 1938 

ALLEN KORTH, 11, DIED SATURDAY 

Many hearts of this community were deeply saddened last Saturday, when the information 
was spread abroad that Allen Korth had passed away at a hospital in this city on that after- 
noon. 

Allen Charles Korth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Korth and was bom in Elma Town- 
ship, Richland County, ND., on July 25th, 1926 on the place which is still the family home. 
Since he attained school age, he attended the district school and was in the 5th grade at 
the time of his passing. 

About two years ago Allen suffered a siege of inflamatory rheumatism, left his heart 
in a weakened condition and this in all llklhood was the underlying cause of his last ill- 
ness and death. 

On Feb. 14th, of this year, he began to ail. A complication of Illnesses followed, 

which soon made his condition very serious. On Wednesday, March 9th he was removed from 
his home to a hospital in this city. In spite of every effort that was made for his re- 
covery, he passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 12th, at about 3:30 o'clock. He atta- 
ined the age of 11 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

He leaves to mourn his early passing, his deeply sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art- 
hur Korth, two brothers, four sisters, his two grandmothers: Mrs. Amanda Korth and Mrs. 
Emma Neuman, 10 aunts, 75 (?) uncles, (15 sounds more like it) other more distant relatives 
and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, March 15th, beginning at the house of 
mourning at 1 o'clock and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock. Inter- 
ment was made on Emmanuel Cemetery near this city. Rev. Eyrlch officiated at the funeral. 
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved relatives. 

********** March 17, 1938 

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR JOE KERN 

Mr. Joe Kern, former Hankinson blacksmith, died Tuesday, following an operation In a 
Breckenridge Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 o'clock in St. Boniface's Church in Lldger- 
wood. A wife and 7 grown children survive. Mr. Kern and Mr. Paul Wltte operated a black- 
smith shop in Hankinson until about 20 years ago when Mr. Kern moved to Lidgerwood. 

********** March 17, 1938 

DEATH OF BROTHER 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berg received the sad news of the death of the formers' brother, 

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William Berg, of Pamell, MO. He died Friday, March 11th. They were unable to attend 
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March 17, 1938 



Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woolsey received word today of the death of Mrs. Woolsey's sister- 
in-law, Mrs. J. J. Balderson, of St. Paul. They left today to attend the funeral. 

********** March 17, 1938 

PESCHEL BABY BOY DIES ON FRIDAY 
Richard Anthony, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Peschel, passed away Friday even- 
ing at 9 o'clock. The little boy was bom at 8:30 in the morning of the same day. 

WAflPETON GLOBE ********** March 2A, 1938 

WELL KNOWN LADY PASSED AWAY AT SCOTTS MILLS, OR. 
ROSHOLT. . . .Mr. Fred Loslnger, of this place, received the sad news Monday morning, 
that his mother had passed away at her home at Scotts Mills, OR. She was well known here 
by all the old timers, having lived here. She was quite well advanced in years. 

********** March 24, 1938 

E. D. BAKER DIED AT ST. PAUL HOME 
FAIRMOUNT . . . . E . D. Baker, 76, pioneer resident of this community passed away at his 
home in St. Paul, Sunday, March 13th. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday. 

Mr. Baker was a member of the Early Michigan settlement and at one time owned and 
farmed the land now owned by Harley Swanson. Mr. Baker died following a surgical operation 
which he submitted to four weeks ago. 

********** March 2A, 1938 

MRS. M. WAGNER DIED ON FRIDAY 
Afer a lingering illness, Mrs. Michael Wagner, of Lidgerwood, passed away at a hosp- 
ital in this city on Friday afternoon, March 25th, at about 3 PM. Mrs. Wagner was bom In 
Genaany and had spent longer or shorter periods of time in Nebraska, Illinois, and South 
Dakota, but had resided on a farm about ten miles northwest of Lidgerwood since the fall of 
1900. She attained the age of 71 years and 21 days. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, March 28th, beginning at 1:30 at the 
house of a daughter, Mrs. John Schlotfeldt, near Lidgerwood and being continued at St. 
John's Evangelical Church in Lidgerwood. Interment was made in the cemetery of the above 
church. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the funeral. A number of friends from this community 
attended the funeral services. ********** j^rch 31, 1938 

PETER ENNEN FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Peter Ennen, 80, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Meyer early this (Thursday) 
morning . 

Mr. Ennen, a pioneer of south Richland County, left here several years ago to make 
his home near Faith, SD. Following a fire which destroyed his home in that community, he 
moved to Hankinson and had since made his home with Mrs. John Meyer. 

Surviving are an aged mother, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Meyer, of Hankinson; and Christ- 
ina and Katie, of Lemon, SD., two brothers, Oliver in LaMars Township and Anton in Yankton. 

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Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Philip's Church in this city. 

********** March 31, 1938 

GREAT BEND.... Word received in Great Bend tells that Mr. and Mrs. Swanson (Lenora 
Heidner) and husband, cousins of George Heidner, had drowned during the flood in Calif- 
ornia. When water began coming up to their home they did not know which way to go and 
drove right into the path of high water. 

Her parents knew nothing of the tragedy until they heard the names broadcast as among 
the drowned. When they found her she was submerged In mud and water, with only her hand 
sticking upward. Later they found his body. They had one child, but it was not stated 
whether or not he was with them at the time. 

Her parents live in the same town but farther away from the flooded district. 

********** March 31, 1938 

Mrs. E. W. Allen received word Thursday telling of the death of her sister, Mrs. Glen 
Allen, at San Francisco. Funeral services were held on Friday. 

********** April 7, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. CHARLES BLADOW 

Charles Bladow, pioneer farmer of Brightwood Township, passed away on the old home- 
stead, Friday morning at 7 o'clock, following 18 months of falling health, the last six 
of which were critical. 

Chas. Bladow was bom in Rosenhof, Germany, in February of 1870. When a year and a 
half old, he came to America with his parents and settled in Iron Ridge, WI., and in 1882 
the family moved to Brightwood Township, In Richland County, where, except for five years, 
he made his home. He was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Gaedcke on Sept. 7th, 1892. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: seven children, four sons: Ted, Reinhardt, Henry 
and Raymond; and four daughters, Mrs. Albert Ernst, Mrs. Walter Bladow, Mrs. Palmquist, of 
Wheaton and Lena, at home; two brothers, Albert and August Bladow; three sisters, Mrs. 
Herman Kempke, Mrs. Herman Prochnow and Mrs. Wm. Wurl. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Belford Lutheran Church. Rev. 
Cordts conducted the services before a host of relatives and friends who had come to pay 
their last earthly respects to a good neighbor, friend and conscientious North Dakota pioneer. 

Pallbearers were: Chas. Witt, Gust Polfuss, Robert Tiegs, Robert Dumke, August Pankow 
and Henry Witt. ********** April 14, 1938 

FUNERAL MONDAY FOR JAMES SHEA 

Jeremiah Shea passed away Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Fred Bisek in this city, 
at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 12 days. Death was caused by complications accompany- 
ing old age. Mr. Shea had been in poor health since last fall and for the past three weeks 
had been confined to his bed. Fr. Schuh, of St. Philip's Church was visiting with Mr. Shea 
when the Angel of Death called. 

Deceased was bom in Virginia on Feb. 1st, 1851, one of a family of five children. 
When he was about a year old the family moved to Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, where he made 

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his home until 1882. In the spring of that year he, with his brother, Cornelius, came 
to Dakota Territory and homesteaded seven miles south west of this city. Later his mother 
and brother, John, came here; another brother, James and family also came shortly after, 
and all homesteaded here. His mother died in 1889. Jeremiah was the last survivor of the 
four brothers known as the "Shea Brothers." They were the first settlers in Elma Township 
and at one time owned twelve quarters of land. 

Eighteen years ago he retired from farming and moved into this city. Funeral services 
will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Catholic Church of which he was 
a faithful member, a charter member and organizer. A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be said 
with Rev. Joseph F. Studnicka officiating. 

Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Clara Green, a nephew, Cornelius Shea. Other relatives 
are James Shea, Jerry Shea, Mrs. Herbert DeForest, Mrs. Madge Brown and Marjorie Green. 

"Uncle Jerry," as he was known throughout the community, a fine citizen, loved for his 
kindness and generosity, and highly respected for the important part he took in the develop- 
ing of this community. ********** April lA, 1938 

MOTHER OF CARL FROLUND DEAD 
Mrs. Carl Frolund, 76, mother of Carl Frolund, Lidgerwood District Manager of the 
Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, died Monday in her home in Moorhead, MN., following 
an illness of several days. ********** April lA, 1938 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Kersten received the sad news of the death of her father, Mr. Otto Christiansen, 
of Minneapolis, Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Kersten and son, Donald, attended the funeral 
Thursday morning and their son, Donald, was accompanied home by the Kersten' s daughter, 
Mrs. A. P. Smith. ********** April lA, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. BOELKE 
GREAT BEND.... The community was grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Paul Boelke, 
who passed away Thursday morning. About a year ago Mrs. Boelke underwent a serious sur- 
gical operation, and seemingly never recovered. 

Emilie Loll was bom March 15th, 187A, in Wisconsin, where she grew to womanhood. In 
1895 she was married to Fred Sedler, who passed away in 1906. In 1907 she was married to 
to Paul Boelke. 

Funeral services were held on Easter Sunday, April 17th, from the home of her daughter 
Mrs. Paul Bohn, with whom she had made her home since she returned from the hospital about 
a year ago. Services were later held at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend, Rev. 
Rengstorff, Officiating. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband; one daughter, (Hazel) Mrs. Paul Bohn 
and one son, Theodore, both of Great Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Otto Gutzmer, of Great Bend, 
Mrs. Ferdinand Hannnermeister, of Yakima, WA., two brothers, Hugo Loll, residing in Calif- 
ornia, and Ed Loll, of Great Bend. 

********** April 21, 1938 

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FORMER RESIDENT OF NEW EFFINGTON PASSED AWAY 

NEW EFFINGTON After a lingering illness of diabetes and hardening of the arteries, 

Gilbert Arneson passed away quietly at the Vocational Hospital in Minneapolis, Thursday, 
April 14th at 5:20 PM. He was in a coira, caused by apoplexy, for about ten days. His 
death occurred while he was sleeping and members of the family were at his bedside. 

********** April 28, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR LIDGERWOOD MAN 

Fred Sonnenstuhl, a well known and highly respected citizen of the Lidgerwood community 
for maxiy years, passed away at his home in Lidgerwood early on the morning of Thursday, 
April 21st. Mr. Sonnenstuhl was also well known to many of the people of Hankisnon and 
vicinity. 

Christoph Frederick Sonnenstuhl was bom in Vogelsang, Province of East Prussia, Ger- 
many on Dec. 29th, 1858. When he was about sixteen years old, the family moved to Litcht- 
enfell, where he met with Miss Wilhelmine Henrietta Radtke and they were united in marriage 
on Nov. 7th, 1882, fifty-five years ago last fall. 

They came to America early in 1891 and settled in Joliet, IL., where Mr. Sonnenstuhl 
was employed. About 5 years later they moved to Elkton, SD., and settled on a farm there. 
In 1901 they came to Lidgerwood, where they continued to farm until 1920 when they retired 
from active life and have since made their home in Lidgerwood. 

Mr. Sonnenstuhl had been ailing for several years preceeding his death, which came 
to him peacefully at 2:45 o'clock on the morning of Thursday, April 21st, 1938. 

He leaves to mourn him, his aged wife, one son, Gustav, of Leal, ND., one daughter- 
in-law, three grandsons, five granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and other relatives 
and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted last Sunday afternoon, beginning at the house of mourn- 
ing at 1:45 o'clock and being continued at St. John's Evangelical Church. Rev. Eyrich off- 
iciated at the funeral. Interment was made in St. John's Cemetery near Lidgerwood. 

********** April 28, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Gilbert Ameson passed away in Minneapolis last week and funeral 
services were held in the Zion Lutheran Church. 

********** April 28, 1938 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
FAIRMOUNT . . . . The following people went to White Rock Saturday to attend the funeral 
services held there for Mr. Arthur J. Robinson, father of Roy Robinson of Blackmere, who 
died last week. F. P. Nelson, Mrs. Dave Crawford, Mrs. Flo Wetherbee, Dr. C. C. Williams, 
Stan Leathart, H. A. Leathert , Carlesen Peterson, I. E. Berge. Dr. Williams officiated. 

********** l^y 5^ 1938 

MRS. DROEN'S MOTHER DIED 

SISSETON Mr. and Mrs. Al Droen left Saturday for Clarkfield, MN., called there by 

the illness of Mrs. Droen 's mother, who subsequently passed away. (The Droen 's were 



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members of the Hankinson High School faculty three years ago.) 

********** jlay 5^ 1938 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea left Sunday afternoon for Beach, ND., In response to a message 
telling of the death of their nephew, Donald Wallace. Funeral services were held Tuesday 
afternoon. ********** jlay 12, 1938 

MOTHER OF MR. BICKERTON DIED 

Mr. Wybert Bickerton received a cablegram today from Formby, England, announcing 
the sad news that his mother, Mrs. Helena Bickerton passed away today. 

********** j^y 12, 1938 

MRS. ANNA HANSON DIED SUNDAY 

This community was greatly saddened Sunday when it was learned that Mrs. Anna Hanson 
had passed away. Mrs. Hanson had been in failing health for a year and for the past ten 
weeks had been a patient at the Kersten Hospital. Death was due to heart trouble. On Sun- 
day she seemed in exceptionally good spirits. 

Anna Miller was bom in Stems County, MN., April 10, 1872, one of a family of twelve 
children. When she was about twelve years old, she moved with her family to the Mantador 
vicinity, where she grew to womanhood. On Sept. 15th, 1900, at Mantador she was married 
to Nels Hanson, who preceeded her in death. Two children were bom to this union, Kath- 
ryn, at home and Joseph who resides in this city. 

For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Hanson resided in Lidgerwood where Mr. Hanson 
operated a mill. They then moved to Mantador, where they spent two years on a farm. From 
there the family moved to the farm southwest of this city where they resided for twenty-two 
years. Mrs. Hanson and daughter moved to this city about a year ago. Mrs. Hanson's two 
brothers, Casper and Joseph Miller, who made their home with the Hansons and who moved to 
this city with them, passed away during the year, Casper passing away on August 9th and 
Joseph in February. 

Surviving are five children, Kathryn Hanson, Joseph Hanson, E. C. Hanson, E. D. Hanson, 
Mrs. Wm. Kretchman, two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Frank Woiwode and one brother, 
Jacob Miller, both of Douglas. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Pallbearers were Paul 
Witte, Matt Kinn, George Wlrtz, Michael Miller, Joe Lee and John R. Scheller. 

Interment was made In Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Hanson was a devoted mother, a kind and 
considerate friend and neighbor, and possessed a jovial nature. She had endeared herself 
to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. 

********** May 12, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MOORETON WOMAN 

MOORETON. .. .Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Wild Rice Lutheran Church 
for Mrs. Peter McDougall, of Mooreton, with the Rev. Knutson In charge. 

Mrs. McDougall, Richland County resident since 1879, was found dead In her bed Sunday 
morning by her husband. Mr. McDougall had brought her a glass of water early In the morn- 

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ing and she was apparently in normal health at that time. She failed to arise at her 

usual time and her husband went in the bedroom at 10 o'clock and found that she had died 

quietly in her sleep. j.j.j.j.^j.^^^^ ,»,„oo 

^ -' *^ ********** j^y 12, 1938 

SISTER OF MR. JOHN KLEIN DIED IN MOBRIDGE 

Mr. and Mrs. John Klein and son and daughter, went to Mobridge on Tuesday to attend 

the funeral of Mr. Klein's sister, Mrs. J. 0. Beaver, who passed away Friday. Mrs. Beaver 

who died Friday, leaves her husband and two children to mourn her untimely death. Mrs. 

Beaver had been ill the past year. 

********** I4ay 19^ 1938 

MRS. EMIL PONATH DIED MONDAY 

Mrs. Emil Ponath, 65, died in the Wahpeton Hospital following three months failing 
health, on May 16th. 

Anna Boelke was bom in Dodge Cotinty, WI., and in 1882 came with her parents to Rich- 
land County, settling near Tyler. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Emil Ponath, Rev. 
Hingst conducting the services. 

Funeral services were held from the home at 1 o'clock Thursday and at 2 o'clock from 
the Lutheran Church of Great Bend, Rev. Rengstorf, of Great Bend, and Rev. Albert Gierke, 
of Dumont, MN., conducting the services. 

Surviving are her husband, Effie, a daughter; and one son, Albert, of Wahpeton; 
three sisters, Mrs. Emma Koppelman, Mrs. Mike Klnn, and Mrs. Otto Stein and four brothers, 
Paul, Robert, Ernst and Arnold Boelke. 

********** j/jay 19 1938 

TRAGIC DEATH OF LAWRENCE GLASNER 

Funeral services for Lawrence Glasner, who died a tragic death Sunday afternoon, were 
held at St. Philip's Church in Hanklnson, Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnlcka conducting 
the services before a large crowd of mourners. 

Lawrence, sometimes called Paul, had told the other members of the family he was going 
hunting. He took his 410 shotgun and with his faithful dog left. 

About 5 o'clock Mrs. Glasner and daughter started for Lidgerwood for a visit when they 
noticed someone with a dog on a nearby haystack. They hurried to the house and notified 
Ralph and Roy Glasner, who Immediately left to Investigate. On the stack they found Law- 
rence, partially submerged in the hay covered with blood and the A 10 shotgun lying along- 
side the body. It was apparent that the body had been moved following the death-dealing 
shot, and it is presumed that the dog sought to help his master by attempting to drag the 
body from the stack. 

The gun had been taken apart evidencing the possibility that the man had been accid- 
ently shot while working with the weapon. Deceased had been in ill health for several 
years, his condition becoming worse recently, and under these extenuating circumstances. 
Coroner Lester's verdict of self-destruction may have been correctly taken. 

Lawrence was bom at the home place in March of 1904 and after attaining manhood, 

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enlisted in the United States Navy, but was discharged because of ill health in 1927, 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his mother, Mrs. Jacob Glasner, five brothers; 
Ray, Ralph, Roy and Jacob at home, and Edward of Minneapolis; Irene, of Minot; Mrs. Lola 
Lundgren, of Minneapolis; and Mrs. Ed. Schuschke, Jr., of Lidgerwood. 

********** May 19, 1938 

FOUR STUDENTS DEAD IN FAIRMOUNT AUTO-TRAIN CRASH 

A report at 4 o'clock today from the Breckenridge Hospital says the two girls 

are recovering nicely, but the boy, Kraig, is still in a very precarious condition 

Bodies of four Rutland High School students lay in state today at Rutland, as this 
sorrowing Sargent County town prepared to pay funeral tribute to victims of a railroad 
crossing crash that brought a tragic climax to a school "skip day" outing. 

Three other members of the class who were in the- ill-fated car, are in the Brecken- 
ridge Hospital recovering from injuries sustained. 

The dead: 

Donald Swanson, the driver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swanson. 

Eileen Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Swanson; the father is a policeman 
at Rutland. 

Arbutus Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Mr. Johnson is manager of 
of the John R. Jones Lumber Co., branch in Rutland. 

Floyd Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hart. 

Donald and Arbutus were killed instantly. Eileen and Floyd died later in the hospital. 
Hospital attendants reported that Emil Kraig, son of Mrs. Andrew Kraig, who suffered a fra- 
ctured skull is still fighting for his life. 

Recovering are Delaine Kuster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuster, owner of the 
Rutland Ford Garage, and Yvonne Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Johnson, owner 
of the Johnson General Store, who is a brother of Dale Johnson, well known in Hanklnson. 

The accident eliminates half of the 1938 Rutland High School's senior class from 
attending graduation. 

The crssh occurred as the students were on their way home from Fargo. The. crash 
occurred at the G. N. 81 crossing at Fairmount. According to information received by 
The NEWS the car and train met almost headon, the whole front and side of the car being 
crushed like an eggshell, and then tossed with driving force into the deep ditch beside 
the track. Driving rain interf erred with the driver's visibility, but a good view of 
the railroad is possible from the highway. 

Wednesday afternoon the Rutland undertaking cars passed through Hanklnson, carrying 
with them the four broken bodies of the accident victims. Rumors saying five and even 
six of the party had died were circulated here, but a report today says that four is the 
correct nvimber. 

Funeral arrangements are being made today, and as the children belong to different 
churches it is not expected that a mass funeral will be held. 

********** l^Y 19 1938 

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FAIRMODNT.. ..Mrs. Lottie Taylor (nee Bolton) a former resident of Falrmount, passed 
away at her home In Seattle, WA., on April 25th. Burial was made at Yakima, WA. 

Mrs. Taylor, a sister of J. H. Bolton, left Falrmount about 30 years ago to make her 
home in Yakima, WA. ********** l^y 19^ 1938 

MRS. H. J. FRICKE DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS 

Mrs. H. J. Fricke, who has been more or less helpless for several years, passed away 
at her home in Milnor Sunday, May 15th, at 2 AM, at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 4 
days. A few years ago she had the misfortune to fracture her hip and since that time has 
slowly failed. 

She is survived by her husband and three children, namely, Mrs. George Hoving (Clara) 
of Glendale, CA., Edward, of Winnipeg, Canada, and Mrs. Hilmer Hoving (Alda) , of Fergus 
Falls, MN., also five grandchildren and two brothers, Erick Witt, of Hankinson, and Paul 
Witt, of Milwaukee, WI. One daughter (Leva) preceeded her in death in the year of 1924. 

Funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon from the Milnor Lutheran 
Church, Rev. A. J. Gravald officiating. 

********** l^ay 26, 1938 

MCKEE DIED 
Chauncey McKee passed away at his home in Bismarck this past week. He was well known 
in Hankinson, holding the job as engineer on the Bismarck branch line until he was pen- 
sioned last year. ********** May 26, 1938 

Word was received by Emll Jaeger that his uncle, Mr. John Vlanski, passed away 
Monday at his home in Shelby, MT. Mr. Vlanski was well known in Hankinson, having visit- 
ed here a number of times. 

********** Hay 26, 1938 

DEATH ANGEL CALLS TWO HOME 
Hugo Hell Passed AWay 
This community was greatly shocked when news reached here that Hugo Hell had passed 
away at the St. Franchis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Deceased was taken ill last week 
and on Friday was taken to the ST. Francis Hospital, where he passed away at 7:30 o'clock. 
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, awaiting word from his mother, who is in Det- 
roit, MI., at the present. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** June 2, 1936 

MRS. EMMA SHERMAN 

After years of suffering, patiently borne, Mrs. Emma Sherman passed away at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Hentz on Wednesday evening of this week. Mrs. Sherman had been an 
invalid during the last 10 years of her life and during the last three years had been 
almost entirely confined to her bed. 

Tmma Foeltz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Foeltz and was bom in Carlstadt, 
near Nuehrenberg, in the Province of Pommeranla, Germany on March 13, 1869. When she 

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was six years old the family moved to America and settled in Wisconsin. Later they moved 
to Hankinson. The deceased was married to John Sherman about 50 years ago. 

On July 25th, 1928, while visiting with her sister, Mrs. Ida Nelson at Miles City, MT., 
Mrs. Sherman suffered a stroke from which she never recovered. In September of the same 
year she returned to Hankinson and since then has made her home with her sister, Mrs. John 
Hentz. Early this spring she was brought to the hospital in this city to receive treatment, 
but later was again taken to the Hentz home where she passed away at about 8 o'clock in the 
evening of Wednesday, June 1st. 

She leaves to mourn her four sisters; Mrs. Amelia Falk, of Hankinson, Mrs. Anna Frank- 
furth, of Kennan, WI., Mrs. Ida Nelson, of Miles City, MT., Mrs. Mathilda Hentz of Hankinson, 
and William Foeltz, of Detroit Lakes, MN. 

Funeral services are to be held on Saturday afternoon, June Ath, beginning at 1:A0 o' 
clock at the home of Mrs. Falk in this city, and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical 
Church. Interment will be made In the cemetery of Emmanuel Church. The sympathy of the 
community is extended to the sorrowing relatives and friends. 

********** Jung 2, 1938 

VOSS, LAMARS, IS KILLED IN CRASH 

Edwin Voss, 47, Fairmount, died in the Breckenridge Hospital Sunday about lU hours 
after his neck was broken when the car in which he was riding ran into a ditch east of there. 

The car was slightly damaged and the three other occupants suffered only minor Injuries. 
Miss Blanche Barton, of Breckenridge, was the driver and the other two women in the car were 
Mrs. Atlee Barton and Mrs. Florence Barton, both of Breckenridge. The four had been riding 
around a lake east of Breckenridge and Miss Barton apparently drove to close to the road's 
shoulder . 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Rosholt, SD., with burial at Pearl City, IL. 
He leaves four brothers, Charles and Irwin, of Rosholt, John, of Pearl City, and William of 
White Rock, SD.; five sisters, Mrs. Porter Snyder and Mrs. Niles Walters, of Fairmount, Mrs. 
Manuel Nelson, of White Rock, Mrs. Theodore Lien, of Hankinson, and Mrs. Marvin Lueck, of 
Marshall, MN. ********** june 2, 1938 

WAHPETON. .. .Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the Probert 
home for W. C. Probert, prominent pioneer business man who passed away early Tuesday morning. 

********** June 2, 1938 

LAMARS. .. .Mr. Ed Voss, of Fairmount, was seriously hurt in a car accidnet Sunday night 
and died early Monday morning. The accident took place near Breckenridge. 

********** June 2, 1938 

"PAT" GAFFNEY DIED IN REDWOOD 
Patrick Gaffney, for many years a live stock commission man on the South St. Paul 
market and known in Hankinson as "Pat" died shortly before noon Tuesday in the hospital at 
Redwood Falls, MN. Death followed a heart attack he suffered Saturday. 

Mr. Gaffney, many years ago, madei.his home with the Jim Fogarty's of this community. 

********** June 9, 1938 

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PIONEER WOMAN DIED YESTERDAY 

Early on Wednesday morning of this week, June 8th, death came to Mrs. Ottillie Rad- 
loff, well known and highly respected resident of the Lidgerwood community, who numbered 
many people of Hankinson and vicinity among her friends. 

Ottillie Gruenholz was bom in Germany on April 19th, 1864. In 1883 she came to Am- 
erica and at once went to Casselton, ND., where she found employment. There she met Mr. 
Carl Radloff and they were married on Nov. 17th, 1886. After their marriage they lived 
at Casselton for three years. In 1889 they came to Lidgerwood and settled on a farm south- 
west of there. Mr. Radloff passed away on Jan. 6th, 1932. 

She leaves to mourn her, one daughter, Mrs. Frieda Schultz and four sons, William, 
Otto, Emil and Edward, all of Lidgerwood community., five grandchildren, two sisters and 
one brother, all of whom still reside in Germany. 

Funeral services are to be held on this (Friday) afternoon, beginning at the house of 
mourning at 1:30 o'clock and being continued at St. John's Evangelical Church in Lidger- 
wood. Rev. Eyrich will officiate at the funeral. 

********** June 9, 1938 

OBITUARY 

Many in this community were saddened last week, when they learned of the passing of 
Hugo Hell, a well known young man of this community, at the hospital in Breckenridge. 

Hugo William Hell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hell and was bom at Fairfax, OK., 
on July 6th, 1902. In 1907 they came to Hankinson and established their home on a farm 
a few miles southeast of the city. 

He leaves to mourn him his aged mother, Mrs. Margaret Hell; one brother Walter; four 
sisters, Mrs. Alma Roe, of Detroit, MI., Mrs. Olga Lambert, of Vemdale, MN., Mrs. Martha 
Grob, of Hankinson and Miss Edna Hell, of Detroit, MI.; other more distant relatives and 
friends. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, June 5th, at the Wipperman Chapel, 
beginning at 4 o'clock. Rev. Eyrich conducted the services. 

********** June 9, 1938 . 

0. C. NEUMAN DIES 

0. C. Neuman, of Wheaton, president of the Traverse County Fair and one of the best 
known men in this part of the country, died Monday from the effects of a car accident near 
Hoffman, MN., on Saturday. **^^^*^^** j^^^ g^ ^938 

COL. F. B. RUDDY DIED THURSDAY 

Col. F. B. Ruddy passed away this (Thursday) morning at the Krump Hospital at the age 
of 58 years. His five children were at the bedside at the time of death. 

Mr. Ruddy was taken ill last fall with typhoid fever and was confined to the hospital 
for many months. He had been in poor health ever since and last Thursday he became very 
ill and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away just after nine o'clock today. 

Col. Ruddy was bom in Nebraska and later moved to Iowa. He homesteaded at Driscol, 

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ND.. about thirty years ago. He came to Hankinson eighteen years ago and has resided 
here ever since, conducting a large business as auctioneer. He was married in 1908 and to 
to this union five children were bom. all of whom survive. Bernard, and Virginia of 
Fargo; Daniel, of Page, Catherine, of Walker and George, of Fort Peck. MT. His wife pre- 
ceeded him in death passing away in 1932 at Neevis. MN. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Catholic Church in Neevis, MN. 

********** June 16. ^938 

R. W. HANKINSON KILLED IN CRASH 
R. W. Hankinson, grandson, of the late R. H. Hankinson. and one of the founders of 
this city. Minneapolis grain man. was killed Friday night when his car struck a ditch and 
catapulated 50 feet through the air five miles west of Sauk Center 

Charles McCasland, of Davenport. lA., hitch hiker bound for Moorhead on his vacation 
whom Hankinson had picked up at Melrose, was in critical condition in a Sauk Center Hosp-' 
ital from injuries suffered in the smash up. 

Mr. Hankinson, a representative of the Frank H. Higgins Grain Co., 920 Chamber of 
Commerce, lived at 5011 Aldrich Avenue S, 

Hankinson's body was found 75 feet from the wreckage of his car. George Aldous of 
Sauk Center, who saw the accident in the rear view mirror of his car. said Hankinson's 
car struck a dip in the highway, plunged off the road, leaped high into the air and crashed 
Mr. Hankinson is survived by his wife, two sons. Herbert 17, and Richard, Jr. 13- his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Hankinson. and a sister, Mrs. Burr Howe, all of Minneapolis, 

********** June 16, 1938 

SONORA...Mr. William Spellerberg received the sad news telling of the death of his 
mother in Argyle, MO. Mr. and Mrs. Spellerberg and family motored there to attend the fun- 
eral returning home on Wednesday. 

********** June 16, 1938 

DEATH OF RAIL WORKER UNCLE OF JOE MONGOVE>I 
Michael Traufler, N. P. railroad conductor died when he fell from a train near Little 
Falls, MN., Saturday, and an inquest is being conducted in an attempt to learn more of the 
cause of death. Traufler's body was discovered by Steve Chast, Minneapolis, after two 
freights had passed over it. Deceased is an uncle of Mr. Joe Mongoven of this city. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mongoven and son, Michael, left for Minneapolis on Monday to attend 
the funeral. Mr. Mongoven was one of the pallbearers. 

********** June 16, 1938 

FATHER DUERR DIED TUESDAY 
Father Paul Duerr. of Lidgerwood, died Tuesday evening at 9:15 following an illness 
dating from last September, at the age of 59 years. 

Father Duerr was bom in Germany and following his immigration to the United States 
studied at Achison. KS., and Collegeville, MN. In 1909 he was named pastor of the St. Bon- 
iface Catholic Church. There he served for 29 years. 

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Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Muench, of Fargo, at Lidgerwood, Fri- 
day morning at 10:30, which will be attended by a host of mourners from throughout the 
Richland and Sargent communities he has served so faithfully. 

His sister. Rose, of Lidgerwood, survives. 

********** June 30, 1938 

TRAGIC DEATH STRIKES TWICE 
Viola Wisnewski, of Cayuga, .daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Wisnewski, died Sunday in 
Breckenridge from injuries sustained when a car driven by Lawrence Bauch missed a turn 
northeast of Cayuga, went over an embankment, struck a huge stone and toppled end over 
end, a mess of wreckage. The other occupants of the car were injured. 

The family have been very unfortunate. About seven years ago the young son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Thos. Wisnewski fell from a horse, his foot catching in the saddle and when the 
horse arrived home, the lad's head was beaten to a pulp, death ensuing. 

********** June 30, 1938 

Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Healy and son, and Mrs. Effie Healy, returned the latter part of 
the week from Mapleton, WI., where they attended the funeral of Mr. Heley's uncle. 

********** June 30, 1938 

C. A. CHINBERG DIED IN MINN. 
Mr. C. A. Chinberg passed away at his home in Little Falls, MN., on Friday. Funeral 
services were held in Little Falls Tuesday. 

Mr. Chinberg, several years ago, was associated with The Hankinson Nursery Company. 
After leaving here he established a nursery at Little Falls, where he injoyed a nice busi- 
ness. ********** July 7, 1938 

Mr. and Mrs, Albert Umbriet received the sad news from Milwaukee telling of the death 
of their granddaughter, who died of whooping cough and pneumonia. Mrs. Umbreit left Fri- 
day morning to attend the funeral. GREAT BEND.... 

********** July 7^ 1938 

MRS. J. W. RYDELL OF ROSHOLT DIED 

ROSHOLT. . . .Mrs. J. W. Rydell, wife of the former postmaster, J. W. Rydell, (deceased) 
passed away at her home in Fort Dodge, lA. , on July 5th. The cause of death was a heart 
attack. ********** July 7, 1938 

PIONEER CITIZEN DIED SATURDAY 

William Ziegelman, 81, a North Dakota resident for over half a century, one of the 
pioneers of the Great Bend country, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Zietlow 
in East Grand Forks, on Saturday morning about 7 o'clock. Mr. Ziegelman, in spite of his 
advanced years had been in good health. He arose Saturday morning as usual. Upon his call- 
ing her, Mrs. Zietlow hastened to the bedroom, but found that he had already passed away. 

Mr. Ziegelman had been born in Pommerania, Germany, on Nov. 16th, 1856. In 1872, he 
came, with his parents, to Mayville, WI., a few years later moving to Great Bend. On April 
3, 1881, he was married to Miss Augusta Baumann who preceeded him in death about 16 years 

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ago. In 1922 he retired from fanning and moved to Hankinson. About four years ago he 
moved to East Grand Forks to make his home with his daughters. 

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Womer, of Wheaton, MN., and the following 
children: Mrs. Amanda Zietlow, E. Grand Forks, Mrs. Augusta Pieper, Battle Lake, MN., Mrs. 
Emilie Wimer, E. Grand Forks, Robert, Great Bend, Emil, Enderlin, Mrs. Hulda Habel, May- 
wood, IL., also 20 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Six children passed away be- 
fore the parents. 

After a brief service in a Grand Forks funeral parlor the body was shipped to Hankin- 
son to be buried at the side of Mrs. Ziegelman in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 
Services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. P. Klausler in charge. 

********** July 14^ 1938 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. William Ziegelman died suddenly Saturday morning at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Robert Zietlow at Grand Forks. The body will be shipped to Hankinson. Fun- 
eral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Klausler officiated. 

He leaves to mourn five daughters and two sons: Mrs. Robert Zietlow, of Grand Forks, 
Mrs. Roy Weiner, of Grand Forks, Mrs. Wm. Pieper, of Battle Lake, MN., Hulda and Laura 
of Chicago, Robert, of Great Bend, and Emil, of Enderlin. 

********** July 14, 1938 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barfknecht returned from Stanley, WI., Wednesday afternoon after 
attending the funeral of Mrs. Barfknecht's uncle, who died in Spokane, WA. 

********** July 14, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. Ingman Olson returned last Thursday from Coleman, SD., where he 

attended the funeral services of his sister, Mrs. Dan Landis. 

********** July 14, 1938 

FUNERAL FOR ALBERT MATTHIAS 

Sudden death came to Albert Matthias, July 7th, at 3:30 PM following a short illness. 
Funeral services were held from the house at 1 o'clock PM and at 3:30 o'clock at the Zion 
Church west of Colfax, Sunday afternoon with Rev. Breo officiating. 

Albert Matthias was a pioneer Barney resident and well liked by all who knew him. He 
was bom Nov. 4th, 1879, at Cedar Falls, lA. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Alvina 
Ista, of Colfax. They lived in Colfax for two years where he was employed in an elevator 
and in the year 1903 they came to Barney where he operated a general merchandise store 
until the last few years. 

Besides his wife he leaves three children, Mrs. L. W. Jentz, of Mantador, Charley 
and Lillian, of Barney. ********** July 14, 1938 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN ST. PAUL 
Word was received in Hankinson, Wednesday, telling of the death of E. G. Green, 23 
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everard Green. The funeral will be held Friday morning. Mrs. 
John Green and sons, E. W. and John and Mrs. M. S. Aker will attend the funeral. Death 

was caused by heart failure. Surviving are his parents and five sisters. 

July 21, 1938 
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ALICE RASMUSSEN DIED IN ORTONVTLLE 

ROSHOLT. .. .Alice Rastnussen, formerly of this place, but for the past year living in 
Sisseton, died at an Ortonville, MN., Hospital, Sunday at II AM. 

She had been ailing for some time and was taken to the hospital on the preceeding Fri- 
day. Upon a thorough examination, it was found she had an internal ruptured ulcer, and it 
was then her physicians saw there was no help for her. She remained conscious during her 
operation, and when told of her hopeless condition, still thought she would recover. 

Her funeral was held Wednesday from Bethania Church, Rev. James Falk officiating, and 
Interment was made in the Rosholt Cemetery west of town, beside the remains of her husband 
who preceeded her in death 18 years ago. 

********** July 21, 1938 

HAMMER .... Mr . and Mrs. Lawrence Bremseth and Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Hammer returned on 
Wednesday from Milan, MN., where they attended the funeral services for an uncle of Mr. 
Bremseth. ********** july 21, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . Mr . George Harris, formerly of New Effington, but for the past six 
years a resident of Wahpeton, passed away Monday, July 11th. His death was due to a heart 
attack. ********** July 28, 1938 

STATE LINE PIONEER DIED 

Herman Moen passed to the Great Beyond at a little past 1 o'clock last Sunday morning, 
July 24th. Mr. Moen had been quite ill for more than two weeks, but nobody realized that 
the end was so near. About two weeks ago he suffered an attack of what was then diagnosed 
as pneumonia, and later uremic poisoning set in, which greatly complicated his condition. 
Dr. Pearson and a trained nurse did everything possible to relieve his suffering and if 
possible bring him back to health, but all to no avail. As the hour hand neared the mid- 
night mark he fell into a coma and an hour later the end had come. 

Herman H. Moen was born in the township of Cerro Gordo, in Lac qui Paris County, MN., 
his parents being, Haagen Moen and Sigri Moen, bom Saetran. The date of his birth was 
Oct. lAth, 1876, so that he was 61 years, 9 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. 

At the age of 16 he was confirmed in the Borgund Church in Cerro Gordo Township by Rev. 
Hoff, and has always been a communicat of the Lutheran Church. At the age of 21, in 1897, 
he came to Roberts County and bought the relinquishment to the northeast quarter in Section 
26, Minnesota Township and this has been his home ever since. 

********** August 4, 1938 

JACOB BAKER DIED TUESDAY 

Jacob Baker, 67, died Tuesday morning at 2:45 following a short illness. Funeral 
services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday from St. Phillip's Church. Deceased was a pen- 
sioneer of the Soo Line being retired from section work three years ago. 

Jacob Baker was bom July 12th, 1871 at Ovenhoff, Austria. He was married to Anna Karst, 
also of Ovenhoff, Austria in 1901. They came to the U. S. A. in 1907 with their small dau- 



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ghter, Margaret, who is now Mrs. John Bonnnersbach, Jr., and settled in Hanklnson where 
they have since made their home. 

To this union ten children were bom, LaVeme, Lorain, Leonard and Peter, who are at 
home and Elizabeth of Minneapolis, Joseph, of Balton, MT. , John, of Breckenridge and Mar- 
garet, Mrs, John Bommersbach, Jr., of Hankinson. His wife and two children. Rose and Mary, 
preceeded him in death. One sister survives him, Mrs. Elizabeth Bom. 

********** August 4, 1938 

MRS. GEORGE STRUBEL DIED TODAY 
As we go to press today we learn that Mrs. George Strubel died in a Fargo Hospital. 
An obituary will be published next week. 

********** August 4, 1938 

GRIM REAPER CALLS 
WAHPETON. ..Services were conducted from St. Adelbert's Church, Wahpeton, for Albert 
Tehle, pioneer farmer of Richland County. He came to North Dakota in 1872. His farm was 
close to Brushvale. ********** August 4, 1938 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. C. P. 
Feely, who passed away at her home Thursday evening, July 28th. 

********** August 4, 1938 

FUNERAL SERVICES 
Last Thursday afternoon Rev. Eyrich officiated at funeral services for John Libke, 
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Libke, of the Lidgerwood community. The funeral services 
were held from the house of mourning southwest of Lidgerwood. 

********** August 11, 1938 

STATE LINE PIONEER DIED 
Mr. Martin Rand, residing northeast of New Effington, died at a Sisseton Hospital last 
night. Funeral services will be held at the church north of Victor, but the date is not 
yet set. Deceased was 72 years old. 

********* * August 11, 1938 

FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT DIED 
James Burrows, of Sheynne, ND., formerly of this city, passed away Friday evening at 
a Carrington Hospital, at the age of 75 years and 17 days. He had been in poor health for 
the past year and for the past three months had been a patient at the Carrington Hospital. 
His remains were brought here from Carrington Saturday evening for burial here. 

Deceased was bom in Pakinham, Canada on July 19th, 1863, one of a family of eight 
children. He grew to manhood in Pakinhan and in 1885 came to North Dakota, homesteading 
near Cayuga. He was married at Mllnor, ND., in 1891, to Julia Hudson, of Fergus Falls, MN. , 
formerly of Pakinham. To this union six children were bom, four of whom survive. Later 
the family moved to Geneseo, where Mr. Burrows engaged in farming. They moved to this city 
where they lived many years. Mr. Burrows being in business here. They also resided in Lid- 
gerwood, where he was engaged in business. His wife passed away in 1906 at the age of 35 

years. 

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Funeral services were held Monday at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Catholic Chruch, 
with Rev. Myron Schuh officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Kinn, Dr. D. E. Ryan, Leo Brink- 
man, E. P. LaQua, Matt Hammerschmidt and George Wirtz. He was laid to rest in Calvary 
Cemetery beside his wife. 

Surviving are one daughter, Marjorie, of Hankinson, three sons, James and Arthur, of 
Sheyenne, ND., and William, of Little Falls, one sister, Mrs. Margaret McLeod, and one bro- 
ther, John, both of North Bay, Ontario, Canada. A son, Claude passed away two years ago. 

********** August II, 1938 

AUTO CRASH TAKES ONE LIFE: INJURES SEVEN 

Harold Moore, was killed In an auto accident near Havana, Sunday morning, when a car 
in which eight were returning from a dance turned over three times. Nelson Kitchen, Eug- 
ene Clinton and Leo Hendricks, all of Missouri, were injured. 

Three Lidgerwood girls were in the accident, Helen Rybus, Grace Kuehn, Margaret Pra- 

sek and Marion Pasek, all of whom were cut and bruised. Moore suffered a fractured leg 

and a punctured lung which was the cause of death. Kitchen was driving and failed to 

negotiate a turn in the road. 

********** August 11, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. T. Bredvik, H. Bredvik, Nels and Gordon Beito motored to Hoopel, 

ND., where they attended the funeral of Mr. T. Bredvik's mother-in-law. 

********** August 11, 1938 

OBITUARY 

Bertha Strubel, nee Borman, was bom at Mayville, WI., on June 6th, 1874, and died 
August 4th, 1938, in a Fargo Hospital of a lingering illness. She was the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Borman and when yet a small child they moved to a farm at Wassau, 
WI. She came to Great Bend, ND., in the fall of 1901 and on Feb. 4th, 1902, she was married 
to George Strubel and to that union two daughters were bom. They resided on a farm near 
Great Bend until the spring of 1919, when they moved to Hankinson, ND., where she resided 
until the time of her death. 

She left to mourn her departure, her husband, two daughters, Florence, who Is living 

at home, and Lucille, who is Mrs. C. S. Seines, who is living at Memphis, TN. , and three 

grandchildren; also three sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Tisch, Claire City, SD.; Mrs. Annie Dahl- 

man, Wassau, WI.; Mrs. Helen Strassman, Wassau, WIl; and one brother, Robert Borman, also 

of Wassau, WI. ********** .^iiiqtq 

' August 11, 1938 

JOHN WALL KILLED IN IOWA ACCIDENT 

A telegram was received here Monday, announcing the accidental death of Mr. John Wall, 

of Olweta, lA. No details of the accident were told. 

Mrs. Wall, a daughter of Mrs. Albert Erb, of this city, and her husband resided in 

Hankinson many years ago, he being employed on the Soo Line here. 

Adolph Erb, Mrs. Albert Erb and Mrs. Matt Kinn left Wednesday to attend the funeral. 

********** August 18, 1938 

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PIONEER WOMAN DIED MONDAY 

Mrs. Mary Anne White beloved pioneer woman of this community passed quietly into 
the Great Beyond at 11:20 o'clock Monday evening, August 15th, following a severe illness 
of some ten days duration. 

Mary Anne White (Keating) was bom at Mount Hope, WI., Dec. 30th, 1858, of parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keating. At this place she grew to womanhood. On May 15th, 1875, 
she moved, with her father, to fhelr homestead three miles southwest of Wahpeton. 

She was united in marriage to Patrick White at Wahpeton, on January 28th, 1878. To 
this union nine children were bom. In 1881 Mr. and Mrs. White moved to DeVillo Station, 
where she resided on their farm until 1931 when she moved to the old Frank Craft farm north 
of Fairmount to spend the remaining years of her life. 

For some time past she had been ailing, although up and about her daily duties and it 
was not until ten days preceeding her death that she became seriously ill. She was removed 
to the St. Franchis Hospital at Breckenridge and on Tuesday, August 9th, submitted to a 
major surgical operation. However, her ailment and old age proved too big a burden to bear, 
and death graciously relieved her of further pain and earthly cares, Monday evening. She 
attained the age of 79 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

She was preceeded in death by her husband, who died in March of 1919 and two daught- 
ers, Margaret and Inez. Margaret passed away in February of 1898 and Inez in infancy on 
December 3rd, 1897. The surviving children were at her bedside as she passed away. 

During her many years of residence in this community, Mary Anne White had always 
been a kind and loving neighbor to all who knew her and the entire community mourns her 
passing. She had been an active member of St. Anthony's Church since its organization. 

Besides a host of friends and admirers she leaves seven children to mourn her pass- 
ing; E. C. White, Minneapolis; Mike White, Hankinson; J. J. White, Chicago; Mrs. Agnes 
Halstad, Minneapolis, Mrs. Mary Toma, Minneapolis; and Miss Kathryn White, Fairmount. 

Requiem Solemn High Mass will be sung at St. Anthony Church, Fairmount. this morn- 
ing, (Thursday) at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** August 18", 1938 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. SNYDER 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. B. E. Snyder at Fairmount Friday afternoon. 

********** August 18, 1938 

FAIL TO INDICT DEATH CAR DRIVER 

FORMAN....A hearing was held at Britton and later at Forman, but blame or guilt could 
not be established on any of the occupants of the car which overturned last week, near 
Havana, killing one man, and injured four Lidgerwood girls, the driver declaring he saw 
no guide or sign board until too late to make the turn, and that liquor or intoxication 
was a contributing cause could not be proven. The boys were released and presumably will 
resume their harvest or threshing work when sufficiently recovered. The Coroner's jury 
found the accident unavoidable.^ ***.j,***a August 18, 1938 

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ROBERTS PIONEER DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON John Francis Kalepie, pioneer of Enterprise Township died last 

Tuesday. He was bom in Springfield, IL. , and when twenty three years old moved to Rob- 
erts County and settled on a homestead. George, of Montana; Lesis, of Claire City; Carl 
of Sisseton and Mrs. Theo. Sundahl, of New Effington, survive. 

********** August 18, 1938 

CAYUGA RESIDENT ACCUSED OF KILLING 37-DAY OLD BABY 

A coroner's jury convening in Hlllsboro yesterday returned a verdict that the 37- 
day-old baby of Florence Paecker, of Orlska, domestic on the Phil Gugel farm near Blanch- 
ard, had died of suffocation "at hands of a person unknown." 

Meantime, Dale R. Patten, a resident of Cayuga, now employed on the Gugel farm, re- 
mained in the Traill in default of $10,000 bond, charged with the child's death. He is 
accused of drowning the baby In a wash tub containing 1% Inches of water. Patten denies 
the charge. ********** August 18, 1938 

WALL DIED IN CAR CAVE-IN 

Mrs. Albert Erb and son, Adolph, returned Sunday morning from Olwein, lA., where they 
were called by the death of Mr. John Wall. 

Mr. Wall was accidentally killed while at work in Evingston, WY. He and his two sons, 
Leonard and James, were employed by a large steel corporation. Their work was to cut steel 
cars. The one which he had been working on collapsed. Mr. Wall was pinned under a port- 
ion of the steel. His head was badly cut and his skull hurt. He was rushed to a hospital 
and an operation was performed and a few hours later he passed away. 

Funeral services were held at Olwein Friday. Mr. Wall leaves his wife and nine child- 
ren to mourn their loss. Mrs. Matt Kinn, of this city, a sister of Mrs. Wall also attend- 
ed the funeral. ********** August 18, 1938 

HARLAN PARSELL DIED 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Death struck suddenly in this community Tuesday afternoon, calling Har- 
lan B, Parsell, a resident of Falrmount since 1909, to his final rest. 

Funeral services will be held from the Falrmount Baptist Church with Dr. C. C. Will- 
lams officiating,. ********** August 18, 1938 

LAMARS The funeral of Mrs. B. E. Snyder was largely attended Friday by scores of 

friends and relatives. The Bethany Church was filled and as many were unable to get in. 
Some fitting songs were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Layton Tier. Mrs. Tier also read the obit- 
uary and a beautiful poem in tribute to a dear friend. 

A fitting eulogy was delivered by Rev. Stanford Taylor, a lifelong friend of the dec- 
eased. Mrs. Snyder was beloved by all and was a friend to all who knew her in LaMars and 
the surrounding communities feel her loss deeply. Many threshing outfits closed down for 
the afternoon so all who wished could attend the last rites for a beloved friend and neigh- 
tjQj._ ********** August 18, 1938 



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EDWARD MARTIN FUNERAL HELD 

Funeral services for Ed Martin, who met tragic death at his home southeast of Hank- 
inson, were conducted from the St. Philip's Church here Wednesday. 

Martin was found by his partner, Walter Bork and his neighbor, Jerry Medenwaldt, 
whom Walter had called after hearing the two shots which ended Martin's life. 

Coroner Schmidt was called and rendered a verdict of suicide following a hearing. 
Bork was in the yard when Martiir came over and said "goodbye." The man then went into 
the kitchen, and shortly later Bork heard two pistol shots. Bork decided to call a neigh- 
bor before he went to investigate. When he returned with his neighbor they found Martin 
lying on the floor with two bullet holes in his body, one near the heart, and the other 
struck his heart. Powder had burned his clothing. 

Edward Martin, son of Mrs. George Bladow, was bom in 1903. In 1935 he was united 
in marriage to Miss Margaret Fallon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fallon. To this union 
two children were bom, the youngest being six months old. Deceased was an industrious 
young man and was enjoying a success in farming. His untimely death is a great shock to 
his many friends and relatives. 

********** Segtember 1, 1938 

MARTIN HEMMERLING DIED SATURDAY 

Martin Hemmer ling, resident of Hankinson since 1900, died at his home Saturday night, 
following an illness of only one day. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church 
Tuesday at 9 o'clock. Fr. Schuh officiated. 

Martin Hemmerling was bom in Bruckenthal, Germany in 1856. In 1882 he was married 
to Margaret Bakere. To this union eight children were bom. In 1900 he came to Hankinson 
and for fifteen years he was employed by the Great Northern Railway and later by the Hank- 
inson Nursery Co. 

Surviving to mourn their loss: his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Bommersfaach, Forman; 
Mrs. Cath South, of Spokane WA. ; two sons, Peter, Straubville; Adam, Ellendale, also 19 
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers: Mr. Peter DeFea, Mr. Ed. P. LaQua, Mr. Sabin Maurer, Mr. Martin Eberhardt, 
Mr. Sebastian Portner and Mr. John Wolfe. 

********** September 1, 1938 

Miss Theone Williams, who is employed at the Bickerton home, received news that her 
Grandfather, H. A. Hurley, of San Diego, CA., passed away. She will leave Thursday for 
Clinton, where the funeral will be held. 

********** September 1, 1938 

ERNIE BAKER PASSED AWAY AT WHEATON 

ROSHOLT Ernie Baker, who was in the Myhre car when it was hit by another car last 

week, died at the Wheaton Hospital, on Thursday, Sept. 1st. He was badly Injured In the 
smash up on August 25th, when he had three ribs broken and other injuries sustained. He 



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was attacked by pneumonia, and owing to his age, could not withstand the ravages of the 
disease. ********** September 8, 1938 

SERVICES HELD FOR ANTON VOHANKA 

LIDGERWOOD Funeral services were held Tuesday in Bohemian Hall for Anton Vohanka 

56 year old World War Veteran and holder of the Croix de Guerre, who died August 26th in 
Bismarck. 

Burial was in Czesko-Norodne-Hrobltov. Pall bearers were James Hrusa, Tim Lynch, 
E. D. Hanson, Frank Kadot, John Hrusa and Edward Koucky. 

********** September 8, 1938 

Mrs. Bob Bellln and Miss Esther Belin went to Nashua Sunday to attend the funeral 
of Mr. Herman Rogahn. ********** September 8, 1938 

FRANK KUBACKI DIED 

Frank Kubacki, of Kingston Township, passed away Saturday at 4 PM., following a stroke 
the previous Monday night. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 6th, at 9:30 AM in 
the St. Martin Church at Geneseo, Rev. T. A.Kupka officiated. 

Frank Kubacki was bom at Great Bend, ND., May 2nd, 1880, and with his parents moved 
to the King farm three miles south and one and a half miles west of Geneseo. Some years 
ago he lived in Cayuga where he conducted a grocery business with Max Wexler former Hank- 
inson merchant, which he sold out and entered a land agency and farm implement business. 
In 1933 he moved to his farm in Kingston Township. 

********** September 15, 1938 

FREDRICK CAST DIED WEDNESDAY 

Fredrick Carl Cast, of Great Bend, died Sept, 14th, at 3:40 AM., following an ill- 
ness of six months duration. 

Funeral services will be held at the St. John's Evangelical Church Saturday, Sept. 
17th, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Schumacher conducting the service. 

Fredrick Cast came to America from Germany with his parents, when three years of age. 
In 1892 he came to Richland County and settled in Summit Township, where he made his home 
until a year ago, when he moved to Great Bend. He was married in 1893 and ten children 
blessed the union. 

Surviving are eight sons and daughters: Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman, Mrs. August Zlegelman, 
George Cast, Mrs. Alfred Koppelman, Arthur Cast, Mrs. Wm. Mueller, Mrs. Herbert Hoefs, 
Henry Cast, Reinhard Gast, Durham, CA. , Allen Cast, San Francisco, CA. 

Nephews of the deceased will act as pallbearers, Honorary pallbearers will be: 
Herman Hellewege, Henry Ehlers, Henry Koppelman, Theo. Bohn, John Damon and L. J. Thimjon. 

********** September 15, 1938 

0. J. Pederson and son, Oscar, and daughter, Irene, autoed to Lac Qui Parle County, 
MN., last Saturday, where they attended the funeral services for a friend of Mr. Pederson. 

********** September 15, 1938 



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SISTER ORGANIA DIED FRIDAY 

Sister Organia, who has served the Sisters of St. Francis in the United States since 
1913, died at the St. Francis Academy on Friday evening, Sept. 16th at the age of 59 years. 

Sister Organia immigrated from her home in Bavaria, Germany, in 1913, coming with a 
group of sisters of the Order of St. Francis. She went to Collegeville, where she served 
at their institution. 

She was taken ill last October and was brought to Hankinson, where she has since been 
confined to the academy hospital rooms. Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church 
Monday morning. Rev. Fr. Isidore, Academy Chaplain, conducting the services. Burial was 
made in the new cemetery just south of the Academy. 

********** September 22, 1938 

WITNESS BAD ACCIDENT 

Friday afternoon, while attending the Wheaton Fair, Fred Womer was a witness of an 
accident which killed Walter Thompson, of Wheaton. Mr. F. Womer and Ed Womer, of 
Wheaton, assisted in taking the man to a nearby building. Donovan Falk was the driver of 



the car which hit Thompson. ********** 



September 22, 1938 



NEW EFFINGTON. . . .All Roberts county people were shocked Sunday by the news that 
Arthur Hanson, popular 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hanson of Lien Township, 
had taken his own life Saturday evening while alone at the farm four miles south of New 
Ef f ington. 

His body was found hanging in the bam. 

********** September 22, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. HAMERLIK 

Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Adalbert's 
Church for Mrs. Matt Hamerlik, who passed away at her home Friday, Sept. 23rd. She had 
been an invalid for the past two years. She came here in 1887 with her husband from 
Austria and made her home here ever since. Mr. Hamerlik survives his wife. 

Mary Johanna Kunas was bom March 25, 1860, at Prague, Austria, and was married 
there in 1880. The young couple together with two of their children came to the United 
States in 1887 cind came directly to Wahpeton. Mr. Hamerlik worked on farms in this vic- 
inity, later for the railroad and then for the city of Wahpeton as city teamster for 28 
consecutive years without missing a day's work. He then became caretaker for the city 
parks and the library. 

Mrs. Hamerlik was actively interested in St. Adalbert's Ladies' Aid and was a devout 
member of St. Adalbert's church. Children who survive are: Mrs. Ann Schuett, Hankinson; 
Mrs. Christine Ruth Rost, So. St. Paul; Mrs. Catherine Walters, Minneapolis; John Hamer- 
like, Crookston, MN.; and Frank Hamerlik, Brushvale. Eleanor died at the age of 17, Mary 
at 9 and another daughter, Mary at 5. All of the children with their families were here 
for the last rites. There are 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 



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Present were: Mr. and Mrs. George Schuett and children, Mr. and Mrs. William R. 
Rost and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walter and son, Mr. and Mrs. John Hamerlik and child- 
ren and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hamerlik and children. 

Rev. Janda officiated at rites at St. Adalbert's Cemetery in the family lot. Pall- 
bearers were six grandchildren: George Schuett, Jr., Marvin Walters, Warren Schuett, Stan- 
ley Schuett, John Hamerlik and William Hamerlik. 

********** September 29, 1938 

HUSBAND OF MADELINE LEE KILLED IN ACCIDENT 

EVANSVILLE, MN Mrs. I. S. Satre received a message Monday morning stating that 

Kirk Hinson had been killed while on his way to visit his mother whose home is at Enid, 
OK. Mr. Hinson, whose home is at St. Louis, MO., was the husband of Miss Madeline Lee 
who is a sister of Mrs. Sattre, Mr. and Mrs. Sattre accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Knute 
Lee and Leland, of Wannaska, MN., left for St. Louis, MO., Monday afternoon. 

Miss Madeline Lee taught in the Hankinson schools for four years and had been marr- 



ied only a few months. ********** 



September 29, 1938 



BELFORD . . . . Rev . and Mrs. Cordts and family motored to Edgely, ND., Saturday where 
they attended the funeral of Rev. W. H. Rueter. Death being caused from a blood clot in 
his leg. The deceased was 29 years old. 

********** September 29, 1938 

LAVINE SCHLOTFELDT DIED IN HOSPITAL 

Lavine Schlotfeldt, of Lidgerwood, whose injury thru being burned in an automobile 
accident near Lidgerwood on Sept. 4th was noted in this paper, succumbed to her injuries 
in the hospital at Wahpeton, on Friday morning, Sept. 23rd. 

Lavine Lillian Schlotfeldt, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schlotfeldt and 
was bom near Lidgerwood on August 2nd, 1922. With the exception of about two years, her 
life was spent in Richland County, the present home of the family being a few miles south- 
west of Lidgerwood. 

In a most deplorable accident which occurred on Sunday morning, Sept. 4th, she was 
so severely burned that all efforts to restore her were in vain and she passed away at 
7:15 o'clock on the morning of last Friday. She attained the age of 16 years, 1 month 
and 21 days. 

She leaves to mourn her, her deeply sorrowing parents, three sisters and two brothers, 
her paternal grandfather, Mr. Henry Schlotfeldt, her maternal grandfather, Mr. Michael 
Wagner, and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25th, at the Wdlby Parlors and 
at St. John's Church in Lidgerwood. Rev. Eyrich offiating at the services. Norma Bladow 
and Lois Worner of this city sang three beautiful numbers at the church. The sympathy of 
the community is extended in sincerety to the sorrowing relatives and friends. 

********** September 29, 1938 

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MRS. WILLIAM BOELKE DIED THURSDAY 

A life of unselfish and devoted service came to an end when, last Thursday after- 
noon, Mrs. Emilie Boelke of this city, closed her eyes in death at the Wahpeton Hospital. 

Mrs. Emilie Boelke, nee Eckert, was bom on Jan. 16, 1854, in Brandenburg, Germany, 
and was brought as an orphan child of 10 years to Horican, WI., in 1864. In 1872 she 
married John Schroeder. Seven children were bom to this union, of whom the following 
are still living: Carl, in New York; Henry, in Portland, OR.; Frank, in So. St. Paul; 
and Herman, in Excelsior, MN. 

After the death of her first husband she was married to Wm. Boelke. To this union 
three children were born, the eldest dying in infancy; Ella, (Mrs. Ladske Mauer) , who died 
in 1927, leaving three small children for Mrs. Boelke to care for; and Arnold, of this 
city. The following of her step-children are also living: Paul, Robert, Emil Boelke, 
of Great Bend; Louise, (Mrs. Mike Kinn) , of this city; and Minnie, (Mrs. Emil Roppelman) , 
of Great Bend, and Bertha (Mrs. Otto Stein), also of Great Bend. 

She is also survived by one sister, living in Chicago, and by 34 grandchildren and 
17 great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Boelke passed away last Thursday after a lengthy illness. She was laid to rest 
at the side of her husband, who preceeded her in death 17 years ago. Services were con- 
ducted by Rev. J. P. Klausler in the local Lutheran Church. 

********** October 6, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .The community was deeply grieved to hear of the sudden death of a 
former resident, Mrs. 0. 0. Hafstad, of Veblen, who passed away Sunday morning. The 
community extends heartfeldt sympathy. 

********** October 6, 1938 

CHILD DIED 
MANTADOR. .. .Francis Clair, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Thiel, passed away at 
the St. Francis Hospital Tuesday morning from pneumonia. 

********** October 6, 1938 

MRS. JOHN P. CUFFE, EFFINGTON PIONEER, DIED 
Word was received in Sisseton early Monday of the death of Mrs. John P. Cuffe, well 
known Sisseton lady, at the Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis, Sunday night. Her death 
coming as a surprise to a large number of friends here. From 1892 until 1928, she resid- 
ed in New Effington. ********** October 6, 1938 

CLAIRE CITY PIONEER DIED AT MINOT 
From the Minot, ND., Daily News we reprint an account of the death of Adolph Johnson 
a pioneer resident of the Claire City community, as follows: 

"Adolph K. Johnson, 75, retired mason and early northwest resident died at 3:20 AM., 
at his home, 1601 Main St. S., following an illness of five weeks. He had been in poor 
health during the past year. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ October 6, 1938 



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KENNETH V. INGERSON 

Kenneth V. Ingerson, of Minneapolis, MN., General Manager of the L. E. Streter 
Lumber Co., died Wednesday. Mr. Ingerson was bom at Lester Prairie, MN. He is surv- 
ived by his wife, Theodora M.; a daughter, Jean; a son, James D. Ingerson and three bro- 
thers, Ashley J. of Hankinson, ND.; Bruce, of Huron, SD.; Clifton, of Mlnocqua, WI. 

Funeral services were held Siturday at 3 PM. , at the Welander-Quist Funeral Chapel, 
2301 Dupont Ave. So. Burial was" at Lakewood Cemetery. 

Mr. A. J. Ingerson, retumd from Minneapolis, Sunday, where he attended the funeral 
of his brother. ********** October 13, 1938 

Mr. Bert Moore, of Minneapolis, is visiting in Hankinson this week. He came to attend 
the funeral of his niece, Mrs. Ormand Gowan, who died Sunday at her home in Doran, MN. 

********** October 13, 1938 

LAMARS. . . .MRS. GOWIN DIED. .. .Friends in this community were shocked to hear of the 
sudden death of Mrs. Orman Gowin, Sunday night. Mrs. Gowin was formerly Mrs. Cynthia 
Burns. ********** October 13, 1938 

FATHER OF PETE JENSEN DIED WEDNESDAY 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .August Jensen, pioneer resident of Roberts County, passed away at 
a Sisseton Hospital Wednesday night, following an illness of several years' duration. 
He had been confined to the hospital for the past two months. He was 73 years of age. 

For a number of years he served as deputy game warden for this territory, resigning 
this position after his health failed several years ago. The funeral was held Friday 
afternoon at Browns Valley. 

Surviving are three sons and a daughter. George and Mabel, of Roberts County, Will- 
iam, of Browns Valley and Pete, former Hankinson Cargill Manager, now at Mandan, ND. 

********** October 20, 1938 

DEFENSE READY FOR CAYUGA BOY 

CAYUGA When the Rev. Father Stempel, of Cayuga learned that Dale Patten, a young 

man of that community, was charged with first degree murder, he immediately called Att- 
orney A. Leslie, of Forman, asking if he were willing to defend the boy for a small coll- 
ection from people of the community, to which Mr. Leslie consented and at once began invest- 
igation into the matter. 

At a mass meeting at Cayuga last Thursday evening when about 300 persons were present, 
a collection for the defense fund was responded to in the amount of $9A.OO. 

Attorney Leslie is now working on the case which he finds to be quite complicated. We 
are informed that the Patten boy Is held in the Hillsboro, ND., jail in connection with 
the death of a few weeks' old child. Friends of the boy here say the charges are ridiculous. 

********** October 20, 1938 

Miss Frances Burton went to Casselton, Sunday, where she attended the funeral of her 
Aunt, Mrs. Will Askew. ********** October 20, 1938 

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DEATH OF BROTHER 
Mrs. L. K. Vick received word Friday of the death of her brother, Mr. Loran Rood, 
at Dunseith, ND. Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Vick left Friday afternoon for Grace City, where 
Mrs. Vick stayed and attended funeral services which were held Tuesday at Grace City. She 
returned home Wednesday accompanied here by her mother, Mrs. Rood, who will visit here for 
a few days. ********** October 27, 1938 

BROTHER DIED 

Mr. Joseph Lugert, Sr., received the sad news that his brother, Charles, of Iowa, had 
passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lugert left to attend the funeral. 

********** October 27, 1938 

Mrs. C. A. Williams received a message from St. Paul, Monday morning bearing the sad 
news of the death of her mother. Mrs. Williams left for St. Paul that afternoon. Funeral 
services were held Wednesday at Cokato, 

********** October 27, 1938 

WILLIAM NEHMER DIED TUESDAY 

William Nehmer, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emil Brummond, Tuesday, 
after a two weeks' illness. Deceased was bom in Lindbush, Germany in 1861, and came to 
the United States when he was 22 years old and later came to Richland County, where he sec- 
ured a farm near Mantador. Several years ago he retired and made his home with relatives. 
About a year ago he came to Hankinson and has since made his home with his daughter. In 
1881 he was united in marriage to Augusta Lierman, who passed away 12 years ago. 

Five children survive: Mrs. Bert Zietlow, Mrs. Emil Brummond, Mrs. Herman Krause, of 
Waubay, William Nehmer, Jr., of Mantador, and Carl Nehmer, of Webster. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bnjmmond home at 1 o'clock 
and at Belford Lutheran Church at 1:30. Rev. Cordts will conduct the services. 

********** November 3, 1938 

CHARLES BISEK DIED 

Mrs. Annetta Bisek received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Charles Bisek, 
who passed away at New Effington Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Swed- 
ish Lutheran Church near New Effington. He leaves to mourn his wife and four children. 

Mrs. Annette Bisek and Florence, Mrs. D. Meide and Mrs. Rose Wolf attended the funeral 
which was held Tuesday. ********** November 3, 1938 

HERMAN CAST DIED FRIDAY 

The many friends of Mr. Herman Cast, of near Wahpeton, were grieved to hear of his 
death which occurred Saturday morning at his home from pneumonia. He had been ill for over 
five years and has been in the hospital several times during his Illness. He was 59. 

Mr. Herman Cast was bom on June 4th, 1879, in Richardson County, NE. In 1892 he came 
with his parents to North Dakota. He was united in marriage to Martha Stoltenow, of Great 
Bend. To this union eleven children were bom. 



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His faithful wife, eleven children and eleven grandchildren and three brothers survive. 
Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from his home and at 2 o'clock at the 
Immanuel Lutheran Church at Wahpeton, Rev. Becker officiating. Pallbearers were his six 
sons, Walter, Herman, Richard, Edward, Herbert and Leonard. 

********** November 10, 1938 

CARL JOHNKE 

Carl Johnke died at a local hospital Friday at 5 PM. , following a three weeks' illness. 
Deceased was bom in Germany in 1857, where he grew to manhood, and was married to Mary 
Vema. In 1884 they came to America, He settled on a farm twelve miles south of Hankinson, 
where he resided for many years. About 25 years ago he moved to Hankinson where they have 
since made their home. 

Surviving are five children: Mrs. Robert Bladow, Herman, Otto, Carl and Albert Johnke. 
His wife preceeded him in death 13 years ago. 

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Wipperman Chapel, Rev. Osbom officiating. 
Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery. 

********** November 10, 1938 

PETER HEMMERLING 

Mr. Peter Hemmerling died Saturday in the Britton Hospital. He was 40 years old. He 
lived in Straubville, where he was section foreman. He is the son of Mrs. Martin Hemmerling 
of Hankinson. 

Deceased leaves to mourn his wife and two sons. Funeral services were held Tuesday 
at Cogswell. Burial was made in Hankinson. 

********** November 10, 1938 

SON OF MR, AND MRS. ROBERT BOHN DIED 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Great Bend today for Monroe Bohn, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bohn, who died at the Breckenridge Hospital. Heart trouble was 
the cause of his death. Monroe was only 13 years old and the sympathy of the community is 
extended to the grieving parents and relatives. 

********** November 10; 1938 

SON OF MR. AND MRS. WALTER ROEDER DIED 

The hearts of many of this community were touched with sorrow on Monday of this week, 
when it was learned that Harold Roeder, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roeder, had passed 
away during the previous night. Harold had been ill for some time, but his sudden passing 
came as a great shock to his parents and other relatives. 

Harold Roeder was bom in Richland County, ND., on February 23, 1936. Never enjoying 
good health, he had much illness and physical difficulty to contend with during his short 
sojoun upon earth. After a last illness of several weeks' duration, he passed away on Mon- 
day, Nov. 14th, at about 3 o'clock in the morning. 

He leaves to mourn him, his deeply sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roeder, four 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. August Roeder and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milbrandt and other more 

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relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, November 16th, beginning at 1 o ' 
clock at the house of mourning and being continued at Emmaneul Evangelical Church. Rev. 
Eyrich officiated at the funeral. The heartfeldt sympathy of the community is extended 
to the bereaved relatives. ********** November 17, 1938 

LIDGEROOD PIONEER DIED 

Philip Wirtenberger, pioneer 'Lidgerwood businessman, died Friday morning, following 
several weeks' illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Sanaker officiating. 

Mr. Wirtenberger was Lidgerwood 's first grain buyer, and later opened a general store 
which he conducted for many years. 

********** November 17, 1938 

MRS, EMILIE BLADOW DIED SATURDAY 

Mrs. Emelie Bladow, pioneer mother of the Hankinson community passed away at a local 
hospital Saturday, following an illness dating from last spring. During the summer she 
sought relief through medical treatment in St. Paul, but with the continued failure of her 
health she returned to Hankinson, where the Angel of Death relieved her of her suffering. 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church Tuesday, Rev. Klausler conducting 
the ritual. Six of her grandsons acted as pallbearers, Gerhart Boldt, Alvin Bladow, Herbert 
Bladow, Elmer Bladow, Ewald Bladow and Norman Ostby. 

Mrs. Emilie Bladow, nee Lelst, was bom on November 14th, 1869, in the Province of Bran- 
denburg, Germany. In 1888, at the age of 19, she came to the U. S., finding a home in Elroy 
WI. Here she was married to Herman Bladow on November 3rd, 1889, who preceeded her in death 
lA years ago, on Dec. 15th, 1924. 

In 1895, the couple came to North Dakota, settling on a farm southwest of town and in 
1909 they moved to southeast of town to a farm at Lightning's Nest. After the death of her 
husband she remained on the farm several years, and finally moved to Hankinson, four years 
ago to make her home. She was the kind and loving mother of 11 children, nine of whom sur- 
vive to mourn their loss. 

Emma, Mrs. Wm. Bemdt, Hankinson; Harry, Tony, WI., Martha, Mrs. Robert Boldt, So. St. 
Paul; Edwin, Hankinson; Esther, Mrs. August Kuehl, Hankinson; Clara, Mrs. Leonard McMorrow, 
So. St. Paul; Lydia, Mrs. Ingwald Helseth, So. St. Paul; Rudolph, Hankinson; Maynard, Hank- 
inson. 

She is also survived by four step-children, children of Herman Bladow, 51 grandchildren, 
14 great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother, all living in Wisconsin. 

********** November 24, 1938 

RUTLAND'S AUTO DEATHS NOW SEVEN 

RUTLAND. .. .Sudden death claimed its seventh victim in nine months from this Sargent 
County conununlty Friday. 

Thomas Burke, 45 year old Great Northern fireman, was killed outright when the car in 
which he was a passenger was ditched at Geneseo. Burke's home was In Rutland, where Mrs. 



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Burke, two sons, John and Curtis, his mother and three brothers survive. 

Last February, two Rutland youths, Sherman Stande and Ivar Donaldson, were found, 
victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, in a truck at Wahpeton. 

Three months later, on May 17th, a high school "skip day" excursion turned into tragedy. 
Four students, Donald and Eileen Swanson, Arbutus Johnson and Floyd Hart, aged 16 to 18, 
were killed when the car in which they were returning from Fargo crashed into a train at 
Fairmount. Three other Rutland young people were seriously injured. 

In Friday's accident, a blowout caused a car driven by G. E. Penfiled, of Breckenridge, 
to plunge into a ditch and roll over several times. Penfield and Jack White, of Brecken- 
ridge, third occupant of the car, were injured only slightly. Burke, Penfield and White 
were on a fox hunting expedition at the time of the smashup. 

********** November 24, 1938 

FAIRMOUNT CITIZEN DIED THANKSGIVING 
Friends in LaMars were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Joe Moon, of Fairmount 
on Thursday evening. He and his wife had attended a Thanksgiving dinner at his brother's 
home in Campbell, and passed away at that place the same evening. 

Funeral servcies were held Sunday from the Baptist Church in Fairmount, Rev. Schumacher 
officiating. The remains were shipped to Illinois for burial. 

********** December 1, 1938 

EUGENE PRALL DIED IN OREGON 
The word of the death of Eugene Prall which occurred at Canby, OR., came as a shock 
to friends in this vicinity. He died quite suddenly Sunday morning of pneumonia. At 
this time arrangements are not completed. 

********** December 1, 1938 

BROTHER OF JOHN R. JONES DIED 
Mr. John R. Jones received word last week of the death of his brother. Will, at Nee- 
nah, WI. Deceased had a large acquaintance here where he visited periodically. The NEWS 
has been promised an obituary for the coming week. 

********** December 1, 1938 

MRS. MAROHL DIED 
As we go to press we learn that Mrs. Otto Marohl passed away last night of heart fail- 
ure. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but will be held at Rev. Cloeter's church. 

* ** * ****** December 1, 1938 

JOHN KIEL DIED TODAY 
Mr. John Kiel, pioneer of the Hankinson community, died this (Thursday) morning at 
6:00 o'clock, death being due to the infirmities of old age. 

Mr. Kiel, who has been failing in health, but still able to be about, suffered a stroke 
Wednesday morning, and was taken to the hospital, where he lapsed into a coma, and passed 
away. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 o'clock in the Congregational Church, Rev. 

Osbom conducting the services. 

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Deceased was 72 years of age, and had resided in Hankinson since 1922, when he retired 
from his farm south of town. An obituary will be available next week. 

********** December 8, 1938 

ALBERT JOHNKE FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON 

Albert Otto Johnke, 56, died Wednesday at a local hospital where he was taken last 
week for treatment. Cerebrin hemmorhage was the cause of his death, 

Mr. Johnke was bom in Gennaoy and came to America with his parents when two years old. 
They resided on a farm near Mantador and later moved to Duerr Township. In 1910 he was 
united in marriage to Mary Newman and they moved to Hankinson to make their home. 

Surviving are: one daughter, Frieda; one grandchild; three brothers, Carl, Otto and 
Herman, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Bladow; His wife proceeded him in death. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. Kalusler conduct- 
ing the services. ***** * **** December 8, 1938 

MRS. ALBERT MUEHLER DIED IN CALIFORNIA 

A telegram received by Robert Berg from San Pedro, CA. , conveys the sad news that Mrs. 
Albert Muehler died Friday, December 2nd. She was 36 years old and is survived by her hus- 
band and two sons, Vernon and Elmer. She was formerly Olga Wilprecht, of Lidgerwood. 

**** ****** December 8, 1938 

FUNERAL HELD FOR GREAT BEND LADY 

The many friends of Mrs. Caroline Schulz (nee Hammermeister) were shocked to hear of 
her sudden death which occurred Friday noon at her home in Great Bend. Heart trouble was 
the cause of her death. In the morning she had been feeling well, doing her work as usual, 
but about 10:30 she sent her granddaughter. Fern Krueger, for help and an hour later she 
passed away. 

Mrs. Schulz was bom in Poramerin Province Germany, June 15th, 1853. She immigrated 
to Iron Ridge, WI., in 1872. She was married to August Schulz in 1875, and they made their 
home on a farm northeast of Great Bend. In 1918 they moved into Great Bend, where they 
have since resided. 

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the home at Great Bend at 1:30 
and from Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. P. Klausler and Rev. J. Schumacher 
officiated. Pallbearers were her six grandsons. 

She leaves to mourn; one daughter, Mrs. Amanda Krueger, two sons, Richard, of Mooreton, 
and August, of Great Bend; one sister, Mrs. August Bohn, of Great Bend, two brother; Ferd- 
inand Hammermeister, of Yakima, WA. , Julius, of Lime Ridge, WI., and 14 grandchildren and 

11 great grandchildren. 

********** December 8, 1938 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Otto Marohl was bom in Stettin, Germany in 1873 and came to America at the age of 
nine years, settling in Richland County. In Sept. of 1893 she was united in marriage to 
Otto Marohl and since that time have made their home in Duerr Township. 

Last Thursday death called her home. Funeral services were held Monday at the Eraman- 

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uel Lutheran Church, Rev. Cloeter officiating. 

Surviving are: Mr. Marohl, seven boys, Arthur, Arnold, Emil Edward, Bernard, Erhart, 
and Theodore; two boys preceeded her in death; five girls; Ella, Hulda, Mathilda, Emelia, 
LaVeme and many grandchildren. 

********** December 8, 1938 

FATHER DIED 
Rev. J. Rengstorf received a. telegram Sunday that his father-in-law passed away at his 
home in St. Louis. Mrs. Rengstorf was at the bedside of her father, when death occurred. 
Rev. Rengstorf left Sunday night for St. Louis. Funeral services were held Tuesday. 

********** December 8, 1938 

LAMARS MRS. SILAS NIMS DIED.... Word of the death of Mrs. Silas Nims was received 

here Sunday. The hearts of old neighbors and friends were saddened as the family are held 
in the highest regard. Funeral services will be held at Detroit Lakes on Wednesday after- 
noon. ********** December 8, 1938 

JOHN R. JONES, HANKINSON PIONEER, DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon - Congregational Church 2 O'clock 

John R. Jones, Sr., one of North Dakota'a leading businessmen for fifty-two years, died 
at his home in this city Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of over five years' duration, 
most of which was spent in a wheel chair or his bed. Deceased was 82 year, U months and 2 
days old at the time of his death. 

In the death of Mr. Jones the city and entire community loses a man of ability and vis- 
ion who, during his over half century residence here, has had a most important part in the 
building up and encouraging of agriculture and business. Hundreds of people throughout 
southeastern North Dakota have been established in business and farming through the assist- 
ance of John R. Jones. All during the many years of his residence here any man with industry 
and character could depend upon Mr. Jones to see that he secured the necessary credits to 
start a successful farming career, and throughout the community there are many evidences of 
the success of his assistances. 

Even during his long illness he maintained a close association with his varied business 
interests and his interesting conversational talents resulted in many long and pleasant 
chats with his countless friends throughout the city. 

The philanthropic nature of Mr. Jones no only was extended to business and agriculture 
but to all civic and religious activities in the community. He was a charter member of the 
Congregational Church, and until his illness, a leader in its activities who gave of his 
time and money in advancing the faith. 

While death was not unexpected, nevertheless his passing leaves poignant sorrow in 
the hearts of countless friends and relatives throughout our community, which is lessened 
only by the knowledge of the great good he has accomplished for the community, and a certain 
assurance that in death he will find reward for his well spent life. 

FUNERAL SATURDAY 

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Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:45 and at the Congregational Church at 
2 o'clock Saturday, the Rev. W. M. Osbom conducting the service. 

Stores in the city will close during the services as a mark of respect. The men who 
will be pallbearers are those who have been closely associated in business with the deceased: 
Bill Bellin, Wilmar Tiegs, Robert Grohnke, Karl Wolfe, Martin Eberhardt and Robert Bladow. 

OBITUARY 

John R. Jones was bom on August 12th, 1856, at Neenah, WI., the first child in eleven 
of Evan and Harriet (Roberts) Jones. At the age of 6 years he went to live with his grand- 
parents, where he remainded until 21 years of age when he entered Ripon (WI.) College. 
After his graduation five years later he went into the north woods where he supervised the 
operation of the woodsmen. 

In 1886, Mr. Jones came to Hankinson where he started in business, one of the first 
businessmen in the city. At that time there was no railway service and Mr. Jones often 
walked on Sunday to Campbell, MN. , for his mail. R. H. Hankinson and Mr. Jones owned the 
townsite of Hankinson. With the growth of the community Mr. Jones took a lead in the dev- 
elopment of the city as a business center, and endured without complaint the hardships of 
the early pioneers of the community. 

In 1886 he was married to Victoria Hamilton, one daughter being bom to this union, 
Margaret. In 1892 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Stilwel, in Wisconsin, and the 
union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife Mary R. ; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret 
Hofmann, Wooster, OH.; Edith Bom, Hammond, IN.; Mary Carol, Klamath Falls, OR.; three 
sons, John S., Fox Lake, IL., Dan L., and H. M. Jones, Hankinson and Robert Jones of Neenah, 
WI., also by six grandchildren. ^^j^*^***** December 15, 1938 

TONY KAISER DIED AT TOWER CITY, N. DAK., SUNDAY 
ROSHOLT . . . . Tony Kaiser, 47, formerly a resident of this part of the county, died in a 
hospital at Tower City, ND., on Sunday, December 11th. He had lived on his farm north of 
here until about four years ago, when he rented his farm here and moved to Tower City. He 
was a world war veteran and a single man. 

Mr. Kaiser was well known to many people in the Hankinson community. 

********** December 15, 1938 

PATTEN ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE 
After deliberating two hours and ten minutes, a Traill County District Court jury acq- 
uitted Dale R. Patten, a Cayuga, ND., boy, of the charge of first degree murder Saturday 
evening. Patten was on trial in connection with the death August 13th of Douglas Lynn Pae- 
per, 37 day old son of Florence Paeper, housekeeper at the Phil Gugel farm near Blanchard 
where Patten also was employed. Father Stemple, of Cayuga, raised funds for Dale's defense. 
The lad was being "railroaded." ********** December 15, 1938 

OLE PEARSON DIED 
Saturday evening news spread that Ole Pearson was dead. Only two short hours earlier 

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Mr. Pearson was on the streets of Hammer chatting with friends and seemed to be in splendid 
health. After attending the funeral services for the late Mrs. Trelstad, he and Mrs. Pear- 
son stopped in Hammer to do some shopping and then drove to their home, three miles south- 
east of Hammer. A short time after reaching home Mr. Pearson was suddenly attacked by a 
heart ailment and passed away. 

********** December 15, 1938 

KEITH PHILIP STEGNER FUNERAL HELD THURSDAY 

FAIRMOUNT. . ..Funeral services for the earthly remains of Keith Philip Stegney, who 
died Wednesday, were held at the Auditorium Thursday at 2 o'clock. Rev. DeWitt Myers of 
the Fairmount Methodist Church officiated. 

********** December 15, 1938 

PIONEER DIED 

MOORETON Peter McDougall, 77, Richland County pioneer and Mooreton, ND., Postmaster 

and businessman since 1910, died at his home in Mooreton Wednesday night. Services will 
be at 1:30 Saturday in the Mooreton Lutheran Church. 

Bom in Lucknof, Ont., July 23rd, 1867, he moved to Richland County with his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. John McDougall, March 27th, 1880. He farmed until 1910, when he became a mer- 
chant at Mooreton and was appointed postmaster. 

********** December 15, 1938 

JOHN M. KIEL 

Mr. John M. Kiel was bom in Grant County, WI., on the 11th day of April, 1867, and 
moved to Minnesota with his parents in 1888. He was married to Elizabeth Barney on Feb. 
10th, 1897, and they moved to near Hankinson in 190A. They farmed south of town until 
1918 when they retired and moved to Hankinson, where he resided until his death, December 
8th, 1938, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 27 days. 

He leaves to mourn their loss; his wife and three brothers and one sister, Abner W. 
Kiel, of Marshall, MN., Robert C. Kiel, of Great Bend, Annie Sharratt, of Lynd, MN., and 
Orion K. Kiel, of Billings, MT. 

A large number of mourning friends and relatives attended the funeral at the Congre- 
gational Church to pay their last respects to a pioneer citizen, who was kind and unassum- 
ing. ********** December 15, 1938 

BELFORD. . . .Rev. and Mrs. Cordts received the sad news that Mrs. Cordts' mother passed 
away. She was buried Sunday but Rev. and Mrs. Cordts were unable to attend. We extend 
our sympathy. ********** December 15, 1938 

ANTON GILLES DIED 
WAHPETON .... Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. 
John's Church here for Anton Gilles, well known Wahpeton business man and founder of the 
Gilles Theatre here. Mr. Gillies passed away Friday afternoon at 5:30 at his home. 

********** December 22, 1938 

MRS. HAEN DIED 



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Mr. W. T. Haen received the sad news of the death of his mother which occurred Sunday 
evening at her home in Renville, MN. Mrs. Haen was well known in this community as she 
had visited here a number of times with members of her family, who formerly lived here. 
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Haen left Monday to attend the funeral. 

********** December 22, 1938 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Emma Ettie Finley Nlms was bom at LaPorte, IN., June 13th 1870. She was the 6th 
of seven children, four brothers and two sisters, all of whom preceeded her in death. At 
an early age she moved with her parents to a farm near Logan, lA., where she grew to woman- 
hood. After finishing her schooling she taught for a few years. She was married to Silas 
Nims on March 5th, 1890 at Logan, lA. Two years later they moved to North Dakota and made 
their home on a farm southeast of Hankinson. 

In 1906 they moved to Hankinson, where they resided until 1925. Mrs. Emma Nims was 
active in the Congregational Church and the Sunday School, and also active in the W. C. T. 
U. and Missionary Society all through her years In Hankinson. In 1925 they moved to a 
place soutwest of Detroit Lakes, MN. , and then joined the M. E. Church of Detroit Lakes. 

Mrs. Emma Nims died Dec. 3rd, 1938, at the Community Hospital. Funeral services were 
Conducted at the M. E, Church, Rev. Floyd Kufus officiating. The songs rendered were "Nearer 
My God To Thee" "God Tomorrow is Better than Today," "Crossing the Bar." She was laid to rest 
in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Detroit Lakes. 

*********** December 22, 1938 

RICHLAND PIONEER DIED DEC. 26th 

John R. Kotchian, pioneer resident of Richland and Sargent Counties died Christmas Day, 
December 26th, at his home in Cayuga. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock in 
the Methodist Church at Lidgerwood. Rev. Strader conducted the services. 

John Kotchian was bom in Wisconsin in 1869, and came to Richland County in the early 
'80's. He homesteaded north of Lidgerwood. Following his marriage to Miss Aria Kriz they 
moved to Sargent County, and in 1921 moved to their residence in Cayuga, where he made his 
home until death occurred. 

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Wanous, of Sisseton, Mrs. Henry 
Freeman, of Geneseo; Mrs. C. 0. Weston, and two sons, John H. and Leondard, of Sargent Coun- 
ty; also two brothers, Henry and Louis, of Lidgerwood. 

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JOSEPH BAUER FUNERAL SATURDAY 

A sorrowing community heard Wednesday of the death of Mr. Joseph Bauer, pioneer of 
the community, which occurred Wednesday morning, Jan. 4th, following only three days' 
illness. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Philip's Church, 
Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services. Pallbearers will be: Paul Kinn, Mike 
Kinn, John Roth, Frank LaQua, Mike Scheller and Math Hammerschmidt . Interment will be in 
Calvary Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Wipperman Chapel until Friday. 

Joseph Bauer was bom in Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 18th, 1858. At the age of 10 he came 
with his parents to America, who settled on a farm near Menominee, WI. When 18 years old 
he traveled by wagon to Heron Lake, MN., where he took up a homestead and also engaged in 
railroading and accountant work for a lumber concern. 

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Heger at Avoca, MN., and with her endured the 
blizzards, drouths, prairie fires and other hardships of the pioneer families. Ill health 
caused him to move to Texas where he remained for a time later returning to Minnesota. 

In 1896 he came to Hankinson, making the trip in a covered wagon. The family settled 
on the August Gollnick farm, but later purchased the farm which is now operated by his son, 
Gregory. Throughout his many years residence here he has been active in civic, political 
and church affairs, holding numerous offices of public trust and to neighbors was respected 
as a man of sterling honesty, sound judgment and undying loyalty, and his passing is mourned 
throughout the entire community. 

He is survived by his wife and the following children; Sister M. Cecilia, 0. S. B., 
Garrison, ND., Calix, of St. Cloud; Rudolph, of Wesley, lA. ; Brother Luke, C. S. C, of 
Notre Dame; Miss Clara, of Scoby, MT.; Miss Gertrude and Gregory, of Hankinson. A son, 
John P., was killed in action in the World War. 

********** January 5, 1939 

MRS. L. C. OSHEIM ROSHOLT WOMAN DIED 

ROSHOLT Mrs. L. C. Osheim passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital, Monday noon, 

Jan. 2nd, She had been in delicate health for some time past but was thought to be making 
recovery, until about three weeks ago, when she was taken to the hospital, where several 
complications set in and death ensued. 

********** January 5, 1939 

GREAT BEND A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Zlegelman at the Wahpeton 

Hospital Friday night. The infant lived only a short while. Burial was held Monday at 
the Lutheran Cementery. The deepest sympathy goes to the bereaved parents. 

********** January 5, 1939 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE HENTZ 
George Hentz, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hentz, passed away at the Breckenridge 
Hospital Sunday afternoon, where he was taken Thursday, seriously ill with pneumonia, 

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which caused his death. 

George Peter Hentz was bom Sept. 25th, 1913, in Elma Township, and was 25 years, 3 
months and 14 days old at the time of his death. He was baptized and confirmed in the 
Lutheran Church by Rev. Klausler. His untimely death creates profound sorrow throughout 
our community, where George was widely known as an exceptionally fine young man. He is sur- 
vived by his parents and one sister, Helen. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, before a 
multitude of sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. Klausler conducting the services. The 
sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives in the loss of their 
only son. ********** January 12, 1939 

WALDO PIONEER WOMAN DIED 

Mrs. Margaret Ennen, 90 years old, died Wednesday at Faith, SD., Funeral services were 
held at Faith and the body was brought to Hankinson for burial in Calvary Cemetery. 

Mrs. Ennen was one of our earliest settlers, homesteading on a farm in Waldo Township. 
About 20 years ago she left for South Dakota to make her home. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Meyers and Mrs. Christine Mulligan, and a son in 
Fairmount. ********** January 12, 1938 

NEW EFFINGTON WOMAN DIED 

Mrs. John Clause, former resident of New Effington, died at Aberdeen, SD., Sunday morn- 
ing of heart trouble. 

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in New Effington today. Fr. Engle- 
hart conducted the services. The Clause family had resided In Aberdeen only two months. 
The Wipperman Funeral Service made the trip to Aberdeen to bring the body home. 

********** January 12, 1939 

MRS. JOHN GABBERT DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Held- Sunday at Lutheran Church 

A sorrowing community learned Wednesday of the death of Mrs. John Gabbert, which occ- 
urred at the Wahpeton Hospital at 6:30 that evening. Mrs. Gabbert had been confined to the 
Wahpeton Hospital since November, but all that medical science could so was unavailing and 
she passed away. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday at the home at 1:30 and 2 o'clock at the Lutheran 
Church with Rev. Klausler conducting the services. 

Mrs. John Gabbert was bom Dec. 1st, in Elma Township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Hentz. On Dec. 13th, 1906, she was united in marriage to John Gabbert. Five children bless- 
ed this union. During her entire life she had been a loving wife and mother and by all her 
friends she was loved for her kindly Christian character and friendliness. Her passing 
leaves poignant sorrow throughout our community. 

Surviving are: her husband; three daughters, Ann, Mrs. Lillian Heesch, and Mrs. Myrtle 
Wurl, and two sons, Roy and Walter; also, her mother, Mrs. Peter Hentz; two sisters, Mrs. 
John Linehan and Mrs. John Frundt; four brothers, Frank, Peter, Chas and Roy Hentz. 

********** January 12, 1939 

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MRS. WILLIAM HEESCH FUNERAL TODAY 

Mrs. William Heesch, for many years a resident of this city and community, passed 
away at a hospital here on Monday afternoon, after an illness of nearly a year. Mrs. Heesch 
first came here nearly fifty years ago and has had her home here during most of that time. 

Emllie Albertine Voelz was bom on Oct. 9, 1866 in the Province of Pommerania, Germany. 
When she was about 6 years old she came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Voelz. 
For a time they lived in Wisconsin", then near Hutchinson, MN., and finally they took up a 
homestead near Hankinson. 

On Dec. 29th, 1896, she was united in marriage with William Heesch, the wedding taking 
place at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Heesch made their home after their marriage 
near Okabena, MN. In 1898 they moved to Hankinson and made their home on a farm. In 1921 
they moved to Esteven, Canada, returning from there to Hankinson in the fall of 1928. After 
two years of farming, they moved into town in 1930 and since then resided here. 

For almost a year the health of Mrs. Heesch had been so poor that she spent various 
periods of time in a local hospital. She was taken there again on Jan. 2nd, and there she 
peacefully passed away on the afternoon of Monday January 16th, at about 2:15 o'clock. She 
attained the age of 72 years, 3 months and 7 days. 

She leaves to mourn her, her aged husband, William Heesch, Sr., five daughters and two 
sons; Mrs. Minnie Gollnick, Willisim Heesch, Jr., Mrs. Laura Bladow, Mrs. Alma Bickerton, 
Mrs. Ella Medenwaldt, Mrs. Bertha Medenwaldt and Otto Heesch; two daughters-in-law, six sons- 
in-law; two brothers, Robert Voelz and Henry Voelz; two sisters-in-law; 37 grandchildren, 
9 great- grandchildren, nine nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, January 19th, beginning at the house 
of mourning af 1:40 o'clock and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Interment 
was made in Emmanuel Cemetery. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the services. The sympathy of the 
community is extended to the sorrowing relatives. 

* ********* January 19, 1939 

AUGUST SCHMIDT DIED TUESDAY 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Catholic 
Church for August Schmidt, well known and respected farmer of Waldo Township. Pall bearers 
will be old friends and neighbors of the deceased. Matt Kinn, Mike Kinn, Alton Theede, Emil 
Meide, Ralph Brackin and August Kuehl. He will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. 

August Schmidt was bom in West Prussia, Germany, Sept. 12th, 1869. He grew to manhood 
in that place coming to America when twenty years old. He was employed at Stillwater, MN., 
for a short time and was then employed at Wahpeton for several years. From Wahpeton he came 
to this vicinity, homesteading in Waldo where he also resided ever since. 

In February of 1901, he was married to Mary Nagaatz, who had resided in the Sonora 
vicinity for two years, coming there from Innesota. To this union nine children were bom, 
five passing away in infancy. 

Mr. Schmidt had been in apparent good health until last August when he began to fail. 



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He was a patient at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge for some time and returned 
home. On December 12th, he was taken to the Wahpeton Hospital where he passed away Tues- 
day afternoon. 

Besides his wife he leaves to mourn their loss two daughters, Hattie, Mrs. Jacob Wawers 
of Fairmount, Mrs. Helen Bresbin, of Seattle, WA. , and two sons, Elmer and Gilbert, at home, 
seven grandchildren, one brother, John of Vancouver, WA., and two half brothers. Max, of 
Great Bend, and Bernard, of Campbell, MN. 

********** January 19, 1939 

MIKSCHE DIED 

BRECKMIDGE.. ..An illness lasting for several weeks, resulted in death for Frank Mik- 
sche, leading Breckenridge businessman. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning 
from St. Mary's Church in Breckenridge and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

********** January 19, 1939 

FATHER OF MRS. GEORGE SCHUETT DIED FRIDAY 

Mathias Joseph Hamerlik, father of Mrs. George Schuett, a resident of Wahpeton for 51 
years, died at his home in Wahpeton Friday aftem an illness of several years. Funeral 
services were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Adalbert's Church with Rev. 
Jande officiating. 

Mr. Hamerlik was bom at Prague, Austria, Dec. 31st, 1853, and came to Wahpeton direct- 
ly from Prague. He was married to Mary Johanna Kunas in Austria in 1880. Mrs. Hammerlik 
passed away in September of last year. 

Mr. Hamerlik worked on farms in this vicinity for some time and for the railroad. He 
became city teamster and worked at that job continuously for 28 years without missing a days 
work. Later he became park caretaker and caretaker at the library. Because of illness he 
retired eight years ago. He was an active and devout member of St. Adalbert's Church. 

Children who survive are: Mrs. Ann Schuett, of Hankinson, Mrs. Christine Ruth Rost, of 
So. St. Paul, Mrs. Catherine Walters, of Minneapolis, John, of Crookston and Frank of Wah- 
peton. There are eleven grandchildren. Eleanor died at the age of 17, Mary at 9, and ano- 
ther daughter, Mary at 5. ********** January 19, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Baby Darold Pederson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Idan Pederson, of Minnea- 
polis, passed away Thursday, after a long period of illness. Funeral services were held 
at the Ferkingstad Church Sunday. 

********** January 19, 1939 

BELFORD. . ..Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiegs left by bus Tuesday evening for Ellendale, ND., 
to attend the funeral of Herman Tiegs, who passed away at the hospital at Britton, SD. 

********** January 19, 1939 
DEATH OF BROTHER 

Mr. Herman Tiegs, of Ellendale, died at his home (? see above) Sunday night. Deceased 

was a brother of Frank and Robert Tiegs of Hankinson. He is survived by his wife and several 

children. ********** January 19, 1939 

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MRS. J. BIRNBAUM DIED MONDAY 

Mrs. Julia Bimbaum, pioneer woman of Elma Township since 1891, died at the home of 
Mike Bimbaum at 2:30 o'clock Monday following three days of critical illness. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church at 10 o'clock, Wednesday, Rev. Fr. 
Studnicka and Fr. Saman officiating. 

Julia Dula was bom in Groslievitch, Germany, on March 19th, 1864. In 1890 she immig- 
rated to the United States settling first at Geneseo, ND. A year later she moved to Elma 
Township. On January 12th, 1891, she was united in marriage to Theodore Bimbaum. To this 
union seven children were bom, her husband and one child preceeding her in death. 

Deceased was a kindly Christian woman, loved by all who knew her, and her passing leaves 
sorrow in the hearts of the community. Surviving to mourn their loss are: four sons, John, 
Theodore, Mike, Joe, and two daughters, Clara at home, and Mathilda at Mooreton. One sister 
Mrs. Susan Murach. Eleven grandchildren also survive. 

Pallbearers were: Paul Kinn, Jos. Fallon, Math and John Schiltz, Matt Elsen and John 
Wilm. ********** January 26, 1939 

STRICKEN AT FUNERAL 

Mrs. Susan Murach, sister of Mrs. Julia Bimbaum, was stricken while at the cemetery 
following the funeral and died that evening at 5:40. She was the last surviving sister. 

********** January 26, 1939 

INFANT DAUGHTER OF MATT MEYER DIED 

The community was grieved to learn of the death of little Phyllis, ten month old dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt J. Meyer. The babe had been ill for the past two weeks. She 
was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital Friday, where she passed away early Monday. 

Surviving to mourn her passing are her parents, four brothers and four sisters. 

********** January 26, 1939 

FORMER STATE LINE RESIDENT DIED 

Wm. Williamson, of Battle Lake, MN., passed away at his home Friday afternoon, Jan. 
6th. Death was due to Bright's disease and high blood pressure from which he had been suff- 
ering for six years. 

Mr. Williamson was bom on July 22nd, 1872, in Veile, Denmark, and was 66 years, 6 mo- 
nths and 15 days old at the time of his death. He was baptized, confirmed, and received 
his education in Denmark. At the age of 17, he came to the United States and joined his 
brother at Clinton, lA. In 1899 he married Miss Emelia Erickson at Latimer, lA. , and they 
resided there until 1906 when they moved to Hankinson, ND, near the State Line, which was 
their home for 7 years. Then they moved to Thorton, residing here until 1919, when they 
moved to Minnesota. ********** February 2, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR GREAT BEND PIONEER 

Funeral services for Henry Bohn, 80, resident of Richland County since pioneer days, 
who died Monday at his home near Great Bend, were held Friday at 1 o'clock, from his home 
and at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Great Bend, Rev. Rengstorf officiat- 
ed at the last rites. 

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Henry Bohn was born in Germany in 1858 and came to America when 9 years old. In the 
early 70 's he came to Great Bend and later homesteaded one mile west of Great Bend. In 
1899 he was married to Ida Tessman of Great Bend. Four sons and three daughters survive. 
They are: Frank, at home; Ema, Mrs. Herman Ziegelman, of Garfield, MN.; Otto and Lena, at 
home; Richard of Brandenburg Township; Martha, Mrs. Paul Krueger, Great Bend; and Gustave, 
at home. Also surviving are four grandchildren. 

The entire community mourns ihe passing of a man who has been a good friend and neigh- 
bor for over a half century. 

********** February 2, 1939 

J. P. CUFFE, ROBERTS SHERIFF IS DEAD 

SISSETON J. P. (Jack) Cuffe, well known citizen of Roberts County, former Sheriff 

and until January 1st connected with the State Motor Vehicle Department, died in a Minnea- 
polis Hospital Friday following an operation for cerebral hemmorhage. 

********** February 2, 1939 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Steve Blaske, of Lidgerwood, died on Monday due to a heart attack. 

********** February 2, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. Herman Heidner, Sr., died at the St. Luke's Hospital at Aberdeen 

Sunday morning. Mr. Heidner was the father of Elmer and Herman, who were at his bedside 
when he passed away. Funeral services were held Wednesday. 

********** February 2, 1939 

YOUNG LADY DIED 

Funeral services for Ellen, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, living south 
of New Effington, will be held at the Catholic Church in New Effington, Friday, Fr. Engle- 
hart officiating. ********** February 2, 1939 

MRS. AUGUST MILLER DIED SUNDAY 

An unusually long life was brought to a quiet close when Mrs. August Miller of this 
community passed from the earthly scene last Sunday morning. Had Mrs. Miller lived until 
the 23rd day of May this year, she would, on that day, have rounded out her 98th year. 

Anna Krueger was bom on May 23rd, 1841, in Runau, Province of Posen, Germany. There 
she was baptized, instructed in the Christian faith and confirmed and grew to womanhood. 
There, also, she became the wife of Mr. August Miller. 

In the year 1888, the family immigrated to America. After arriving in this country 
they took the route from New York City, which led them by ship across the Great Lakes to 
Superior, WI. They then crossed the state of Minnesota and came to Wahpeton, ND. At first 
they lived on a rented farm in Belford Township, then on a farm of their own which remained 
the home of the deceased until she passed away last Sunday morning. Mr. Miller passed away 
on January 16th, 1918. 

Mrs. Miller was the mother of ten children. One son and one daughter passed away before 
the family left Germany and one daughter, Alvina, passed away here in the year 1929. 

The remaining children are: Mrs. Emma Koblirich, of St. Paul, MN., Gustav, of Hankinson, 

Mrs. Hulda Vedder and Rudolph, of Hankinson, Robert who lives near Fargo, and Mrs. Emily 

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Weber and Julius, of Hankinson. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchild- 
ren. One son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, other more distant relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon of this week, Feb. 8th, beginning 
at the Wippennan Chapel at 1:15 and being continued at Enmanuel Evangelical Church, of which 
the deceased was a member for many years. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the services. Interment 
was made In Emmanuel Cemetery, near this city. The sympathy of the community is extended 
to the relatives and friends in their bereavement. 

********** February 9, 1939 

MRS. WALTER DAVID 
Mrs. Walter David died at the Kersten Hospital in Hankinson, on February 8th, 1939. 
She took sick last September and took treatment at the Wahpeton Hospital, later was moved 
to the Hankinson Hospital. 

Leona Boehnlng David was bom April 4th, 1915, In Duerr Township. Her father died on 
Dec. 24th, 1919, her mother died April 9th, 1923. She and her two brothers made their home 
at their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ebel home. 

On Sept. 18th, 1933, she was married to Walter David and they made their home in Lid- 
gerwood until her death. She leaves to mourn her death: her husband, one son, Larry, two 
brothers, Bernard and Ervin Boehnlng, one grandfather, C. H. Ebel, one grandmother, Mrs. 
Julius Boehnlng and a host of other near relatives. She was buried in the Evangelical Luth- 
eran Cemetery, Rev. Julius Cloeter officiating. 

********** February 9, 1939 

AGED MANTADOR WOMAN DIED 
Mrs. Anna Duetsch, 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Schmltz, Friday 
morning. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in Eden, SD., where a son and 
daughter reside. ********** February 9, 1939 

H. F. REVOR DEAD 
Friends will regret to learn of the death of H. F. Revor, formerly of Hankinson, at his 
home in Minneapolis, Sunday. Mr. Revor was a railroad man. His wife and several brothers 
and sisters survive him. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Minneapolis. 

***** ***** Febrxiary 9, 1939 

FORMER MANTADOR RESIDENT DEAD 
Henry Lambardi, 85, pioneer of Mantador, died Friday at St. Rapheal's Home at St. Cloud. 
Funeral services were held at St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador at 9:30 Wednesday. 
Mr. Lambardi has been at St. Rapheal for the past ten years. 

********** February 16, 1939 

ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH SERVICES FOR POPE PIUS 
St. Philip's Church will hold Requiem High Mass Monday morning at 9 o'clock honoring 
the Holy Father, Pope Pius, who died February 10th, at the Vatican in Rome. For several 
days prior to the funeral, which was held Wednesday the bells of St. Philip's Church were 
tolled, marking the grief of the members and friends of the church. 

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Pope Plus XI, was the 261st head of the Roman Catholic Church, and his death was 
announced officially by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelle, Interium Ruler of the Church. Death 
came to the Pope as he uttered a prayer for "Peace" for a world on the brink of war. 

********** February 16, 1939 

Mrs. Anna Roth and Irene received the sad news of the death of the baby daughter bom 
to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Manngold at Cedar Rapids, lA. , last week. 

*********** February 16, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR COUNTY PIONEER 

The Angel of Death visited our community Friday evening at 15 minutes to 7, Feb. 17th 
and took home with him, one of our most beloved pioneer citizens, Mr. Henry Koppelman at the 
age of 72 years and days. Mr. Koppelman had been in fairly good health until Feb. 9th, 
when he was stricken with bladder trouble. On Feb. 11th, he was taken to the St. Francis 
Hospital at Breckenridge and Thursday, Feb. 16th he underwent an operation and Friday pne- 
umonia set in. 

Henry Koppelman was bom Feb. 14th, 1867 at Theresa, WI., and died Feb. 17th, at the 
St. Francis Hospital. He came to North Dakota at the age of 7 years with his parents and 
was married to Emelia Neitzel, Oct. 2nd, 1890, who with ten children survive, namely: Mrs. 
Wm. (Minnie) Grager, of Carrington, ND.; Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Krause, of Mooreton, ND.; Carl 
of Jamestown, ND.; Alfred, of Great Bend; Mrs. John (Bertha) Utz, of Yuma, CO.; Mrs. Herb. 
(Martha) Johnson, of Breckenridge, MN.; Mrs. Otto (Gertrude) Overboe, of Mankato, MN.; Theo- 
dore, of Wahpeton, ND.; Henry, of Laurel, MT.; and Mrs. Harvey (Henrietta) Brown, of Duluth, 
and one brother, William, of Minneapolis, MN.; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Boll, of Fergus 
Falls, MN. 

In 1890 Mr. Koppelman began farming on a farm four miles northwest of Great Bend. He 
retired in 1921 and moved to Great Bend. He was an active church member of the Trinity Luth- 
eran Church being confirmed at the age of 13 at Elizabeth, MN. , and was an officer in the 
congregation for many years and also on the building committe when the present church was 
erected. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Rengstorf officiating. Pall- 
bearers were six nephews, Ewald Bohn, George and Elroy Koppelman, Harry Ehlers, Alfred Witt 
and Roy Neitzel. ********** February 23, 1939 

INFANT DIED 

The day old child of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Prochnow passed away February 2nd. Funeral 
services were conducted Saturday by Rev. Klausler. The little child had been named Peggy 
Lee. ********** Febmary 23, 1939 

MILITARY RITES ACCORDED MISS HELEN V. DUERR 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services with military rites were held Monday morning for Miss 
Helen V. Duerr, retired United States Navy nurse, who died in the United States Naval Hos- 
pital in San Diego, Feb. 5th. 

Miss Duerr was bom May 21, 1892, on a farm seven miles southeast of Lidgerwood, now 

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occupied by Mrs. Matt Willprecht, Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Duerr. 
Miss Duerr attended school in Lidgerwood and the Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo. 

********** February 23, 1939 

PROMINENT LAMARS RESIDENT DIED 

Word was received Friday morning that Mr. Frank Williams had passed away at a Fargo 
Hospital. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Fairmount on Monday. 

John Franklin Williams was bom in New York state Dec. 17th, 1854 and passed away on 
Feb. 17th, 1939. In 1865 he moved, with his parents, to Decatur, MI. He attended school 
in St. Louis several years. In 1880 the family came by covered wagon and settled at Camp- 
bell, MN. Later moving to Richland County on a claim on which he had filed. He leaves a 
family of four sons, Clarence, of Fargo, ND.; Bertis, of Cedar Rapids, lA. , Spencer in Iowa 
and Ed, of Steele, ND. His only daughter, Adrica, passed away at Robinson, ND., three years 
ago. He leaves several grand children and a large number of friends. 

He served LaMars Township for thirty years as town clerk, several years as assessor, 
and was vice president of the Home Mutual Insurance Co. On his eightieth birthday, LaMars 
Township gave a party in his honor in the town hall which was attended by all of LaMars and 
relatives and friends from other places. He will be sadly missed as he was loved by all. 

Pallbearers were A. W. Luick, 0. M. Minar, Porter Snyder, Fred Snyder, Henry Walter 
and Fred Blckerdike. Interment was in the cemetery south of Fairmount. 

********** February 23, 1939 

CHILD DIED 

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bonine passed away at the Breckenridge Hosp- 
ital Friday of yellow jaundice. The little one was bom Monday night. 

Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon. Rev. Meyers officiating. 
Mrs. Bonine will return home Tuesday weather permitting. 

********** February 23, 1939 

MRS. JOHN STENGER DIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. John Stenger, pioneer woman of North Dakota, passed away at her home in Elma Town- 
ship Tuesday, Feb. 28th, following a year of failing health. Funeral services were held 
today (Thursday) in St. Philip's Church, Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the services. 

Ellen Wall was bom Sept. 3rd, 1870 at Roxbury, WI., and was 68 years old at the time 
of her death. She came to North Dakota in January of 1890. She made her home with the 
James Shea family, and taught school in Elma, Greendale, LaMars, Barrie and Helendale Town- 
ships. She was united in marriage to John Stenger in Hanklnson, May 12th, 1897, since which 
time she made her home on their farm in Elma Township. 

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Alice; three sisters, Mrs. Julie Mann, of 
Sidney, MT.; Mrs. Margaret Kenny, of Bancroft, SD. ; Mrs. Wm. Mclntyre, of Stockett, MT., 
and also one brother, John Wall, of Lodi, WI. 

Pallbearers were Mike Kinn, Math Schiltz, Mike Bimbaum, James Fallon, Con Shea and H. 
G. Womer. ********** March 2, 1939 

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RUDOLPH HENKE DIED 

Rudolph Henke, residing in the southwest community, passed away last Thursday at the 
home of his daughter in Hanley Falls, MN., where he had been staying for several weeks. 

Deceased was bom in Ranau, Posen Province, Germany, in 1868 and was 71 years of age 
at the time of his death. 

Funeral services were held at Zlon Lutheran Church with Rev, Julius Cloeter conduct- 
ing the services. Pall bearers were John Ahrens, Henry Schram, Albert Holtz, Will Loessin, 
John Bemdt and Henry Fellbaum. ********** ^^^^ 2, 1939 

FATHER OF H. G. HALVORSON DIED 
Henry Halvorson, pioneer of Wyndmere passed away early on Saturday morning at his home 
in Wyndmere. Mr. Halvorson had been in ill health for the past two months and had been con- 
fined to his home the past five weeks. Death was due to a heart ailment. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday February 28th at the Wyndmere Lutheran Church at 2 
PM. , following services at the residence at 1:30. Rev. I. J. Bjerke officiated. Burial 
was made in Elk Creek Cemetery. 

Mr. H. G. Halvorson, of this city, is a son of the deceased. 

********** March 2, 1939 

FORMER BUSINESSMAN DIED AT BRITTON 
Word was received in Hankinson this week telling of the death of John Larson, 45, who 
died in Dayton Township, near Brltton, Sd. He is survived by his wife (Hattie Engman, for- 
merly of Marmouth) . Mr. Larson operated a shoe shop in the building now occupied by the 
Dew Drip Inn for a couple of years. 

********** March 9, 1939 

TWO PIONEERS DIED WEDNESDAY 

Two pioneers of the Hankinson community, Fred Ebel and Carl Buckhouse, Sr., passed 
away yesterday at their homes in this community. 

Both gentlemen were bom in Germany, and Immigrated to the United States in the same 
boat. Since making their home here they have helped greatly in the development of the 
country, and their passing is mourned throughout the community. 

Funeral services for Mr. Buckhaus will be held Tuesday and for Mr. Ebel on Saturday. 

CARL BUCKHAUS, SR. 

A well known citizen of this community was called to his eternal reward in the passing 
of Carl Buckhaus, Sr., whom death summoned early in the morning of Wednesday, March 8th, at 
his home in this city. Mr. Buckhaus had been falling due to the frallitles of old age for 
several months. 

Carl Frederick William Buckhaus was bom on July 27, 1860 in Kuelz, in the Province of 
Pommerania, Germany. In the place of his birth he received the sacrament of holy baptism 
and was confirmed. 

On December 19th, 188A, he was united in marriage with Elsie Wilhelmlne Albertine Falk. 
Five years later they left their homeland and came to America. Their first home in America 
was at Wausau, WI., where they resided for 2'-4 years. Then they came to Hankinson and took 

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up a homestead, the farm which Is now being operated by their son, Carl Buckhaus, Jr. 
Here they lived continuously until the year 1916 when they moved into Hankinson. After a 
residence of about four years in Hankinson, they again moved onto the farm in 1920. In 
1923 they retired from the farm permanently and since then have lived in Hankinson. 

Mr. Buckhaus became a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church very shortly after his 
arrival in Hankinson and participated in the erection of the present church edifice, which 
was erected during the first falL of his residence here. He has been a faithful member of 
that church during all these years. 

Since the beginning of this year the infirmities of old age became more and more evident 
with Mr. Buckhaus and death came to him peacefully at 1 o'clock in the morning of Wednesday 
March 8th. 

He leaves to mourn him his aged wife, two sons, C. F. Buckhaus and Fred Buckhaus, both 
of Hankinson; two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Schroeder, of Fargo, ND. , and Mrs. Bertha Terwilli- 
ger, of Woodbum, OR.; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Martha Buckhaus and Mrs. Lena Buckhaus, of 
Hankinson; one son-in-law, Mr. James Terwilliger, of Woodbum, DR.; three sisters-in-law, 
Mrs. Carl Popp, of Wahpeton, Mrs. Bertha Buckhaus, of Falkenburg, Germany; and Mrs. Amelia 
Buckhaus, of Milwaukee, WI., one brother, Fred Buckhaus, of Dusseldorf, Germany, 23 grand- 
children, 2A great-grandchildren and other more distant relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services have been arranged for Tuesday, March lAth, in order that relatives 
from a distance may attend. On that day the services will begin at 1:45 PM., at the Wipper- 
man Chapel and will be continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in 
Emmanuel Cemetery near this city. Rev. Eyrich will officiate at the servcies. Six grand- 
sons of the deceased are to act as pallbearers. 

********** March 9, 1939 

FRED EBEL 

Another aged resident of this community and one who had lived here a long time was 
called into Eternity when death beckoned Fred Ebel on Wednesday evening, March 8th, at the 
home of his son, Charles, a few miles southeast of town. 

Carl Frederick August Ebel, was bom on August 8th, 1855, in Sallnow, in the Province 
of Pommerania, Germany. There he received the sacrament of Holy Baptism, was confirmed and 
grew to manhood. 

On Oct. 3rd, 1884, he was united in marriage with Emille Charlotte August Stark, the 
marriage being performed at Farbizin, Germany. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ebel 
continued to reside in Germany for about five years. In 1889 they left Germany and came to 
America, making the passage on the same ship with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buckhaus, Sr., It is an 
Odd circumstance that both of these men passed away upon the same day. After arriving in 
America, Mr. Ebel lived for one year at Monrose, MN. In the year 1890 he came to Hankinson 
and homesteaded the farm which is now operated by his son, Charles, after he had first lived 
for a short time on a farm just west of town. 

Mr. Ebel continued to operate this farm until 1911. In that year he retired from active 
life and moved to Hankinson. About two years ago advancing old age made it advisable for 

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him to make his home with his son and since that time he has lived there. Death came to 
him peacefully after an illness of only one day, at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, March 8th, 1939. 
His wife preceeded him in death on March 26th, 1929. 

He leaves to mourn him, one son, Charles Ebel, one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Kath, one sis- 
ter, Mrs. Emma Sodke, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Anna Kuehl and Mrs. Augusta Ebel, one broth- 
er-in-law, Mr. August Kuehl, Sr. Ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many 
other relatives and many friends. . 

Funeral services are to be held at the house of mourning at 1:45 PM. , tomorrow, (Sat- 
urday) and at 2 o'clock from Emmanuel Evangelical Church of which he was a member for many 
years. Interment is to be made in Emmanuel Cemetery. Rev. Eyrich will officiate at the 
services. Six of his grandsons, Orin, Clarence, Roy, Elmer and Norman Ebel and Walter Kath 
are to act as pallbearers. The sympathy of the people of this community is extended to the 
sorrowing relatives. ********** March 9, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MANTADOR YOUTH 

Funeral services for John Thiel, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Thiel, of Manta- 
dor, who died last Tuesday at the Wahpeton Hsopital, were held Friday morning from Sts. Peter 
and Paul's Church in Mantador. 

John was bom on July 19, 1922, at Mantador. He attended the Mantador school until he 
completed his freshman year of high school. During the summer he found employment on some 
of the surrounding farms, until last fall when he went to Albert Lea, MN. , where he remained 
until January of this year. 

John was an active member of the "Junior Holy Names Society," and as an act of special 
respect to his memory. Rev. Father Schneider asked all the young boys who had formerly served 
with John to be present in the sanctuary and granted the honor of serving at the mass to 
Louis Schmidt and Joseph Mertes. 

The Sisters of the Mantador school, with the pupils, came in groups to pay their last 

respects, during the afternoon of Thursday. Classmates who are attending other schools 

called in the evening. At 7 o'clock PM. , Father Schneider lead relatives and friends in 

the recitation of the Rosary. 

********** March 9, 1939 

R. L. IRELAND DIED 

GRAND FORKS.... R. L. Ireland, 58, prominent Grand Forks lumberman for 20 years, died 
Wednesday after a short illness. Bom in Wausau, WI., Feb. 6th, 1881, he started in the 
lumber business at Hankinson, operating the business now belonging to the Salzer Lumber Co. 
Always a good booster for the city he enjoyed a large business. He moved to Grand Forks 
in 1920. 

Surviving are: Mrs. Ireland, two brothers, Guy L., of Grand Forks and Van G., of Hawley 
MN., and a sister, Mrs. M. C. Woodard, of Portland, OR. Others remaining are his mother, 
Mrs. S. 0. Ireland, of Grand Forks; three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Breece, of Lexington, NC, 
Mrs. Hillary Wilson and Edith Ireland, of Grand Forks, and a son, Roy, of Grand Forks. 

********** March 23, 1939 

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MRS. H. BRUMMOND DIED SATURDAY 

The final summons has gone to another aged citizen of this community, in the passing 
of Mrs. Herman Brummond from this life on Saturday evening of last week, at the home of her 
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buckhaus, a few miles southeast of this city. 

Mrs. Brummond experienced fully that which extreme age brings us, the years in which 
we have no pleasure , and death came to her as a release from many woes . 

Wilhelmine Frederika Louise Grosskreuz was bom in Pagenkopf , Pommeran Province, Ger- 
many, on Sept. 6th, 1851. There she received the sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sept. 21st. 
1851, and later was received into membership with the Christian Church thru the Rite of Con- 
firmation. 

On Nov. 21st, 1878, she was united in marriage with Mr. Herman Brummond. Three sons 
and two daughters were bom to this union. One of the daughters died in infancy about 50 
years ago. Two of the sons died on the same day in 1903. One son preceeded his mother in 
death by 10 years lacking one day and the date of the mother's funeral is exactly 10 years 
after his funeral day. One daughter, Mrs. Fred Buckhaus, survives. 

The Brummond family came to America in 1882. The ship upon which they left Germany was 
rammed by another ship and nearly sank before the passengers could be removed. On being 
removed to another ship the journey was continued to America at once and without further 
serious mishap. Mr. and Mrs. Brummond came at once to Hankinson, and lived on various farms 
in the vicinity of this city until they retired from active life in 1926 and made their home 
in Hankinson. Here Mr. Brummond passed away on July 14, 1936. 

A few days after the passing of her husband, Mrs. Brummond went to make her home with 
her daughter, Mrs. Buckhaus and has had her home there since that time. After enduring the 
afflicitions of age for a long time, the burden was lifted from her shoulders and she enter- 
ed into rest in the evening of Saturday, March 18th, 1939 at about 10:30 o'clock. She att- 
ained the age of 87 years, 7 months and 12 days. 

She leaves to mourn her, one daughter, Mrs. Lena Buckhaus; three brothers, Fred Gross- 
kreuz, of Northome, MN. ; Karl Grosskruez, of Garretron, ND.; August Grosskreuz, of Fulda, 
MN.; one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, Fred Buck- 
haus, seven grandchildren and other more distant relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 1939, beginning at the 
Wipperman's Chapel at 1:45 PM and being continued at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church of 
which Mrs. Brummond was a charter member. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the services. 

Interment was made in the Emmanuel Cemetery near this city. Pallbearers were Robert 
and William Dumke, John and Herman Brummond, Eric Krause and August Kuehl, Jr. The sympathy 
of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives. 

******** ** March 23, 1939 

ED WOIWODE FOUND DEAD ON SATURDAY 
Ed Woiwode, 45, Belford Township, was found dead in the farm yard of his home Satur- 
day morning. He had been on a trip and was not missed until his body was found. He had 

been suffering from diabetes and had been ill for the past two years. 

********** March 23, 1939 

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COUNTY'S OLDEST RESIDENT IS DEAD 

Joseph Sitarich, Wahpeton resident for more than 75 years and an early day hunting 
companion of the late James J. Hill, died Wednesday. He celebrated his 103rd birthday 
March 7th. ********** March 23, 1939 

FIREMAN DIES IN SOO WRECK 

OSCEOLA, WI Frank Dretl, 45, fireman, was killed and Engineer Walter Robinson 

was injured seriously, when a landslide forced the engine and two baggage cars of the Soo 
Line passenger train No. 62 off the tracks three miles south of here Wednesday afternoon. 
No passengers were hurt, railway officials said. Dretl and Robinson formerly worked out 
of Hankinson. 

Dretl' 3 body remained pinned in the engine cab, awaiting arrival of an acetylene torch 

with which to cut the metal. 

********** March 23, 1939 

HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hammer and daughter, Lois, were up from Watertown last 
Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday they attended the funeral services for the late Forbes 
Smith at Sisseton. ********* * March 23, 1939 

FORMER RESIDENT OF HANKINSON IS DEAD 

Word received here conveys the news of the death of Herman Bladow, at the age of 62. 
He was found slumped over in a chair by his daughter, Olive, when she returned from work. 

Mr. Bladow formerly worked for the J. R. Jones Co., in Hankinson but left here 24 years 
ago for Washington. He is survived by four daughters. A number of relatives of the deceas- 
ed reside in this community. 

********** March 30, 1939 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ED J. ROTH 

A multitude of mourners wended their way to St. Philip's Church, Wednesday morning to 
pay their last respects to Ed. J. Roth, one of our number who passed away at the Trinity 
Hospital in Minot at 6:50 Sunday morning, from injuries sustained in the Soo Line wreck of 
last week. Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka and Fr. Schuh conducted the services. 

Ed. J. Roth was bom in Hankinson, Feb. 21st, 1897, in which city he grew to manhood 
and received his education. In October of 1919 he was united in marriage to Tillie Hoefs, 
and this union was blessed with three children, all of whom were at the bedside when the 
Angel of Death called. He was engaged in farming, being a partner with R. H. Hoefs, and 
then took up railroad work on the Soo Line as brakeman serving for 23 years. In this city 
and among his associates of the Soo Line deceased was held in great respect for his contin- 
uous acts of kindness and friendly manner to all with whom he had occasion to associate. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his faithful wife and three sons, Jerome, Kenneth 
and August two brothers, Jake, of Wahpeton and Adam, of Belfield; two sisters, Mrs. Fred 
Balderson of Lisbon, and Mrs. Gordon Baker, of Belfield. His parents preceeded him in death 
in 1931 and 1933. 

Pallbearers were; Chas. Grawe, Lotsko Scheller, John Jaeger, L. E. DeVan, John Bradford 
and Mike Scheller. ********** March 30, 1939 

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LAST RITES HELD FOR MRS. MATH RETTERATH 
LIDGERWOOD Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 AM., in St. Boniface Cath- 
olic Church for Mrs. Mathias Retterath, pioneer resident of this community, who died March 
13th in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gust Hoist, of Sanish, ND. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church for 
Gottlieb B. Bartnick, 80 years old, who died March 19th, in his home after an illness of 

three months. ■ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ . 

********** March 30, 1939 

HAMMER Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Henke and children autoed to Graceville, MN., on Tuesday 

of last week to attend the funeral services held there that day for Mrs. Henke 's grandfather 
Mr. Matthews. ********** April 13, 1939 

FORMER GREAT BEND RESIDENT IS DEAD 

LIDGERWOOD Funeral services were held Monday in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Genes- 

eo, for John Kubacki, 64, who died last week in his farm hone in Kingston Township of heart 
disease. 

Mr. Kubacki was bom on January 7th, 1875, In Wisconsin and came to Great Bend as a 
youth. He had lived on the farm in Kingston since 1902. 

********** April 20, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MANTADOR WOMAN 

Mrs. Gertrude Kinn, pioneer resident of the Mantador community, died Friday at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank LaQua at 9 AM. She has been 111 since Christmas and her condition 
became critical the past week. 

Mrs. Kinn was bom Nov. 26th, 1869, in Dusseldorf, Germany, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Donald Krump (Barbara Snelder) . In 1890 she came to the United States. She was married to 
Peter Kinn in 1894 in Mantador. To this union five children were born, namely Mrs. Cath- 
erine Atkinson, of Los Angeles, CA. , Mrs. Clifford Skog, of Hankinson, Mrs. George Kassa, 
of Sisseton, Mr. Nick Kinn, of New Effington, and John Kinn, who preceeded her in death. 
Her husband passed away in 1920. 

Funeral services were conducted In St. Philip's Church Tuesday at 9 o'clock by Father 
Schuh. Pallbearers were Matt, Mike and Paul Kinn, Mike Bimbaum, Frank Brackin and Herman 
Bagus. 

Deceased was a kind and lovable person always willing to render assistance to her neigh- 
bors and was an exemplary member of the Catholic Church. 

********** April 20, 1939 

SONORA. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Meara and Mr. and Mrs. William Sander received the sad news 
of the death of the latter' s mother in Fergus Falls, Wednesday. Our deepest dympathy is 
extended to the O'Meara and Sander families. 

********** April 20, 1939 

HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Henke and children attended the funeral services for Mrs. 
Henke' 3 father, Nick DeBoer, at Barrett, MN., last Sunday 

********** April 20, 1939 

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PIONEER DIED 
Requiem High Mass was held from St. Anthony's Church at Fairmount, Saturday morning 
for James Fox, aged pioneer resident, with Rev. Father G. C. Bierens officiating. Inter- 
ment was made at Calvary Cemetery. 

********** April 20, 1939 

We erred in the heading when we told that the late Mrs. Gertrude Kinn was a Mantador 
pioneer. Mrs. Kinn had resided for a time in Mantador, but after her marriage in 1894 had 
moved to Elma where she made her home. 

********** April 27, 1939 

Mrs. John Fischer received the sad news of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Frank Rettig 
at Wahpeton, Sunday night. Funeral services are to be held at St. John's Catholic Church, 
Thursday. Mrs. Fischer and Mrs. I. Klimek and son will attend the rites. 

****** **** April 27, 1939 

MRS. C. JARSKI DIED ON TUESDAY 

Mrs. Christine Jarski, a resident of Hankinson since 1897, died at the home of her 
niece, Mrs. Adcim Hipp, Tuesday. Death followed closely the fall which Mrs. Jarski suffered 
a week ago. 

Christine Emerick Jarski was bom in Brukental, Austria, in August of 1869. Following 
the death of her first husband she was united in marriage to Andrew Jarski, who preceeded 
her in death in 191A. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Adolph Bisek, of Lowry, MN., and Mrs. 
S. Portner, of Hankinson. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM at St. Philip's Church, Fr. Studnicka officiat- 
ing. Pallbearers weill be John Portner, John Hipp, Joe Baker, Joe Bom, John Roth and Mar- 
tin Richied. ********** May 18, 1939 

ALFRED AMBACH DIED AT GREAT BEND 

Alfred Ambach, pioneer Richland County homesteader, retired and living in Great Bend, 
died this morning at his home. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Rengstorf 
officiating. 

Alfred Ambach was bom in Germany, March 1, 1873, and when two years old came, with his 
parents to the United States, settling first in Wisconsin. Later they moved to the Great 
Bend community where he filed on a homestead, from which he retired several years ago, and 
had since made his home in Great Bend. 

Deceased is survived by his wife; three sons, Emest, of Hankinson; Arthur and Alvln, 
of Great Bend; and one daughter, Mrs. Rud. Beling. 

********** May 18, 1939 

MOORETON DEATH 

MOORETON. .. .Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Veit, Mooreton, who died at noon Wednes- 
day, was conducted on Saturday morning at St. Anthony's church at Mooreton at 10 o'clock 

with Rev. Father J. R. Sammon officiating. 

********** May 18, 1939 

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Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bellin left Monday morning for Moorehead where they attended the 
funeral of Mr . Fritz Nelson , em uncle of Mrs . Bellins . 

********** May 18, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER WOMAN 
Mrs. Reinhart Bellin, Sr., passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Witt, 
at 6:30 o'clock, Sunday evening, May 21st, 1939. Death followed an illness of three weeks 
by a cerebral hemorrhage. 

Mrs. Bellin, nee August Schroeder, was bom on August 25th, 1863, in Mayville, VT., At 
the age of 15 years she came, with her parents, to Hankinson and has lived here ever since. 
She was married Dec. 2nd, 1886, in Belford Township, by Rev. August Hinck. 

Deceased was a kind and loving pioneer mother, whose Christian acts endeared her to the 
people of the entire community, and her death leaves poignant sorrow in our homes. Mr. and 
Mrs. Bellin had, in December of 1936, observed their golden wedding anniversary, all these 
years having been spent in Hankinson. 

Surviving to mourn her passing are Mr. Bellin and five children, Robert, Albert, Richard, 
Reinard, Jr., and Mrs. Milton Witt, all of Hankinson; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Chas. 
Hein and Mrs. Hilda King, of Hankinson and Emil Schroeder, of Fairmount, also 14 grandchild- 
ren. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Congregational Church 
with Rev. Wm. Osbom officiating. The American Legion Auxiliary, of which Mrs. Eellln was a 
member, conducted the services at the grave in Hillside Cemetery. 

Six nephews served as pallbearers, Alfred Hein, Charles King, Charles Schroeder, Anton 
Lensen, Wm. Bellin and Harold Schroeder. 

********** ji^ay 25, 1939 

MRS. MATHIAS BERNARD DIED 

FAIRKOUNT . . . . The community was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Kathias Bernard, 
early Saturday morning. May 13th. Death struck suddenly and without warning at about five 
o'clock in the morning, a blood clot being given as the cause. 

********** May 25, 1939 

FORMER HANKINSON G. N. AGENT KILLS WOMAN 

ABERDEEN. .. .What police described as a "lovers' quarrel" ended in the fatal shooting 
of Laura Carr, 40 year old divorcee, and the attempted suicide of Frank Duffy, 55. 

Police said that Duffy, a ticket agent for the Great Northern Railroad, shot and killed 
Mrs. Carr in a rooming house here about 11:30 AM., then drove in his car to a lonely country 
road three miles southeast of Aberdeen, and shot himself in the head, 

Duffy was taken to an Aberdeen hospital. He was semi-conscious and physicians had not 
determined whether he might recover from the wound. 

Mrs. Carr had been divorced from her husband, a Willow Lake, SD., minister for some 
time. Her roommate, Audrey Price, 20, said Mrs. Carr had known Duffy for a considerable 
period. She said they quarrelled violently, and that she left the room to get the landlady 
in the hope she might be able to halt the quarrel. 

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Frank Duffy, early in his railroad career, was an agent at the Great Northern Depot in 

Hankinson. ^^^^^,^. ., 

********** June 1, 1939 

FORMER GREAT BEND MAN DIED FRIDAY 

Relatives in Great Bend received word Friday from Fergus Falls that John Strissel, of 
Fergus Falls, died that morning at a hospital in Grand Forks, the result of injuries sustain- 
ed in an auto crash last February. 

Mr. Strissel, while stalled in a snow drift in February near Grand Forks was hit by 
another car. Both hips were broken. He was taken to a hospital in Grand Forks. 

He was a former resident of Great Bend. He leaves to mourn: his faithful wife, one 
daughter, Edna, of Minneapolis, one grandchild, one brother and four sisters. 

Those from Great Bend who attended the funeral on May 30th, at Fergus Falls were: Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Manske, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bohn, Mrs. E. H. Bohn, Mr. 
and Mrs. Adolph and Otto Ziegelman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beling, Mrs. Ambach, Mrs. Rudy Goll- 
nick, Mrs. Emestina Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Adamson and Mrs. Weiss. 

********* * June 1, 1939 

HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. John Moen have been visiting here since Tuesday of last week. 
On Wednesday they motored to Lac qui Parle County, MN., where they attended the funeral 
services for Mr. Moen's brother, Helmer. They returned to their home at Grand Forks last 
Tuesday . 

********** June 1, 1939 

MRS. N. KRESBACH DIED AT VELVA 
Word was received in Hankinson Monday telling of the death of Mrs. Nick J. Kresbach on 
that day at Velva, ND. Funeral services will be held Friday at Wabasha. Her husband and 
one son, Daniel, Survive. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kresbach at one time owned a store located on the site of the present 
Kjelstrup's Store. They were residents of Hankinson for about 15 years, leaving prior to 
the war for Velva, where Mr. Kresbach is postmaster. 

********** June 8, 1939 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Paulson left Thursday for Battle Lake to attend the funeral of Mr. 
Paulson's sister, Mrs. Clara Vennerstrom, who died on Tuesday. 

********** June 8, 1939 

FORMER MANTADOR YOUNG LADY DIED OF SEVERE BURNS 
The Mantador and Hankinson communities were grieviously shocked to learn of the tragic 
death of Mrs. Albert Flock (nee Margaret Schmitz,) who was burned to death in a June 3rd 
accident in her home in Chicago. 

Mrs. Flock was preparing dinner on a gas stove and while waiting for her food to cook 
proceeded to hang curtains near the stove. A breeze from an open window caused the flames 
to ignite the curtains, which she promptly extinguished, unaware that her house frock she 
was wearing had also caught fire. 

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Discovering this she became panic stricken and ran out on the porch screaming for 
help. A neighbor hearing her scream, ran to her aid and succeeded in getting off her 
clothing but not before she was severely burned. The bums covered her entire back from 
her neck to her ankles. She was rushed to the Raven's Wood Hospital and received the best 
of attention medical science could provide. At first hopes were held for her recovery but 
after three days toxin poisoning set in affecting her kidneys and heart, and for three days 
she survived In a coma; passing away on June 9th, at 7:45 PM. 

Before her death she received all the benefits her church could provide and her body 
was prepared for burial and shipped to the home of her birth, arriving in Mantador June 
12th, and being taken to the home of her parents to lie in state until Wednesday morning. 

Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church Wednesday. Father Schneider 
officiated at Requiem High Mass. Her brothers serving Mass. 

Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmltz, was bom in Mantador on July 26th, 
1918. She spent her school life there thru the third year of High School going to Hankin- 
son to finish her fourth year. 

She married Albert Flock and they made their home in Chicago for about 6 months . Her 
brother, Stephen also made his home with them. 

Pallbearers were former classmates of Margaret's. She leaves to mourn her loss; a 
loving husband, father, mother, four sisters and five brothers. The sympathy of the entire 
community is extended to the bereaved ones during their sorrow. 

********** June 15, 1939 

MRS. CHARLES P. KORTH DIED AT SAN HAVEN 

Last rites for Mrs. Chas. P. Korth, who passed away at the San Haven Sanltorium in 
Dunseith, ND., on Saturday morning, June 10th, were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the 
Lutheran Church, a multitude of relatives and friends attending to pay their last respects 
to a kind mother, and hear the sermon and words of comfort delivered by Rev. J. P. Klausler. 

Mrs. Charles P. Korth, bom Minna Hartleben, was bom February 29th, 1896, northwest 
of Hanklnson. To this union nine children were bom, of whom one preceeded the mother in 
death six years ago. Mrs. Korth had been in 111 health for several years. She. entered 
the Sanltorium at Dunseith in December of 1937, and passed away June 10th. 

Her early death is mourned by her husband, her children, Elroy, Lorraine, Wllbert, 

Elizabeth, Evelyn, Marion, Wllma and Yvonne. Six brothers and seven sisters as well as 

numerous other relatives mourn her untimely passing. Interment was made in the Immanuel 

Lutheran Cemetery. 

********** June 15, 1939 

MRS. WALTER THIELE DIED 

Citizens of this community were very sorely grieved Saturday evening to learn of the 

death of Mrs. Walter B. Thlele which occurred at 8 o'clock PM. , after only a three weeks' 

illness. The young mother was taken ill a few weeks ago and last Tuesday was taken to the 

Kersten Hospital in Hanklnson, suffering from blood poisoning and she answered the call of 

our Heavenly Father Saturday evening at the age of 38 years . Funeral services were held Wed- 

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nesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church of which she was a faithful member. Rev. W. Hoy 
delivering the sermon. 

Mable Thiele (nee Laboda) was bom on January 2nd, 1901, in Great Bend, where she grew 
to womanhood. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Laboda. She was married to Walter Thiele on 
November 25th, 1919 and to this union four sons were bom, Elden, Everett, Dennis and Noble. 
In the home and the community the loss of Mrs. Thiele will cause heartaches that are allev- 
iated only by the knowledge that, the mother is safely secure in the arms of her Redeemer. 

Relatives surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, four sons, all at home, one 
daughter-in-law, her father, Ed. Laboda, of Yakima, WA., two brothers, Amie and Robert, 
of Great Bend; one sister, Mrs. Alor Pratt, of Great Bend; and one half-brother and sister, 
Adolph V7omer, of Wahpeton, and Mrs. George Heidner, of Tyler, Two step-brothers, Alfred 
and Philip Worner, and one step-sister, Mrs. Josh Bechtal. 

********** June 15, 1939 

MICHAEL ELSEN FUNERAL TODAY 
Michael Elson, 82, died Tuesday morning at the Krump Hospital, after a three years 

illness . 

Funeral services were held this morning at St. Philip's Church with Father Studnicka 

officiating. 

A former veteran of the German Army, he came to America in 1882, settling first in 
Wisconsin, and then moved to Richland County where he took up farming, retiring many years 

ago. 

He was married to Sarah Walker, of Portage, WI., at Wahpeton, in 1896. Surviving are 
two sons, Mathew of Hankinson, and William of Fargo, and three step-children, Henry Walker 
of Canada; George, of Philadelphia, PA., and Mrs. Nellie Barnes, of Wenatchee, WA. 

********** June 15, 1939 

GOOLSBEY DIED 

LIDGERWOOD Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Warren Goolsbey 

80 years old, who died May 31st, in the Wahpeton Hospital of heart disease. She had been 

ill several weeks. 

Services were held at 2 PM., in the Methodist Church with Rev. D. E. Meyer, of Fair- 
mount, officiating. ********** June 15, 1939 

MRS. JESS PEIFER DIED THURSDAY 
The passing of Mrs. Jess Peifer from the scenes of this earth last Thursday evening 
brought sadness to many relatives and friends. Mrs. Peifer had been reared In the Hammer 
community and was well known to many people. 

Lillla Julia Weinkauf was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Welnkauf and was born on 
March 22nd, 1914, at Buffalo, SD., where they had formerly lived. They moved to the vicinity 
of Hammer. In the following year the family moved onto a farm about six miles north of Hammer 
which continues to be the family home, Mrs. Peifer was received into active membership with 
St. Paul's Evangelical Church, north of Hammer on September 9th, 1928, On November 10th, 

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193A, she was united in marriage to Jess Peifer, of Litchfield, MN. The young couple est- 
ablished their home in Litchfield, and have since resided there. 

Mrs. Peifer was taken ill soon after the beginning of this year. A few months ago 
she was taken to a hospital in Sisseton, SD., for treatment. She passed away there in the 
evening of Thursday, June 15th, 1939. 

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Jess Peifer, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. W. Weinkauf, her father-in-law,- Mr. Nicholas Peifer, three brothers, Gustav, Norbert and 
Oswald, three sisters, Mrs. Hilda Kutter, Lorinda and Estella and other more distant relat- 
ives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 18th, beginning at the house of mourning 
and being continued at St. Paul's Evangelical Church. Interment was made in St. Paul's 
Cemetery. Rev. Eyrich offiated. The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing 
relatives. ********** june 22, 1939 

MISS MARIE HINCK DIED AT OSSEO 

Word was received here today that Miss Marie Hinck, of Osseo, MM., daughter of the 
former Rev. T. Hinck, of Great Bend, died Wednesday afternoon in a Minneapolis Hospital and 
will be buried Saturday afternoon at Osseo. 

********** June 22, 1939 

MRS. PETER SPARBY PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AT FARM HOME 

ROSHOLT. . . .Mrs. Peter Sparby, an old timer, passed away at her home, north of town, 

Tuesday morning, June 20th, 1939, at 9:15. She was 71 years old and the immediate cause of 

her death was high blood pressure. 

********** June 22, 1939 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Osbom and Ruth attended the funeral of Judge Stadium at Moorhead 
Friday. Judge Stadium was killed when struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday, June 20th. 

********** June 29, 1939 

MRS. CHAS. BELLIN CALLED IN DEATH 
Funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Bellin, who passed away Monday, were held today at 
St. John's Lutheran Church at Belford, Rev. W. Cordts officiating. 

Ida Anna Augusta nee Tiegs was bom December 15, 1874, at Ironridge, WI. At the age 
of 5 years, her family moved here to Belford Township, five miles north of Hankinson, and 
she was confirmed on the 28th day of April 1889 by the late Rev. T. Hinck. In 189A she was 
united in marriage to Charles Bellin. Eleven children were bom to this union, of which two 
have preceeded her in death, Bernard in 1896 and Helen in 1902. She resided in Belford 
about A9 years and then moved to a farm near Lidgerwood, ND., and in 193A moved to Hankin- 
son, ND. , where she has since lived. In the winter of 1915 she encountered misfortune in a 
fall and had been ailing since. Last year she spent most of her time in bed. Sunday, June 
18th, she suffered a stroke and another one Tuesday, June 20th, after which she was uncon- 
scious most of the time. Monday evening at 9:15 she fell asleep very peacefully into the 
hands of our Lord. Her family being by her bedside continually until death took her away. 

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She had a wonderful Christian character, a loyal wife, a truely devoted mother, a kind 
and sympathetic neighbor and a true friend. 

She is survived by nine children and seventeen grandchildren, Richard and Reinhard 
H. , of Wahpeton, ND., Mrs. Clara Lentz, of Lidgervood, ND., Mrs. Ann Zander, of Pelican Rap- 
ids, MN., Mrs. Adele Buntin, of Minneapolis, MN. , Mrs. Leona Foeltz, of Rosholt, SD., Mrs. 
Ida Fink, of So. St. Paul, MN., Minnie and Verona, of Minneapolis and St. Paul. She is 
also survived by two brothers, Frank and Robert Tiegs, of Hankinson, Nt»., and one sister, 
Mrs. Mathilda Heine, of Ellendale, ND. 

Pallbearers were: Herman Tiegs, Gerhard Tiegs, Theodore Heine, Walter Tiegs, Ed Krause 

and Walter Bladow. 

********** June 29, 1939 

Mrs. Matt Kinn and George Kuhlwine returned from St. Paul, Tuesday after attending 

the funeral of the latter' s brother. 

********** June 29, 1939 

SISTER DIES 

Mrs. Bertha Hohenstem received the sad news Tuesday that her sister, Mrs. Schatt, 
passed away at McQrath, MN., Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 
McGrath. ********** June 29 1939 

ALBERT WITT DIED TODAY 

Mr. Albert Witt, son of Erich Witt died this (Thursday) morning in the University Hos- 
pital at Minneapolis. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock 
at the Belford Lutheran Church. 

Mr. Witt was taken to the Minneapolis Hospital two weeks ago for treatment after three 

years of failing health, which became critical about three weeks ago. An obituary will be 

published in next week's paper. ********** 

July 13, 1939 

DEATH OF UNCLE 

Alice Stenger received word that her uncle, John Wall, had passed away at Lodi, WI., 

last week. ********** July 13, "1939 

ROSHOLT. .. .This community was stunned Sunday afternoon when news came of the death of 
Earl Willicim Teare, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Teare, Earl William was drowned Sunday 
noon, while swimming in Lake Kampeska, near Watertown, SD. 

********** July 13, 1939 

PETER RICHIED FUNERAL FRIDAY 

Peter Richied, 76, died Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at the County Farm near Wahpeton. 
He was bom January 6th, 1865 at Bruckenthal, Austria. He was united in marriage to Susanna 
Gottfried at Bruckenthal and to this union two children were bom, Martin, of Hankinson and 
Elizabeth. Mr. Richeid came to the United States in 1885 and has lived in Hankinson ever 
since. 

Funeral services will be held Friday from St. Philip's Church at 9 o'clock. He is 

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survived by his wife who lives in Austria and the two children. 

********** July 13, 1939 

SECOND DROWNING FOR ROSHOLT IN TWO WEEKS 
Beverly Exstrom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Exstrom, southeast of Rosholt, was 
drowned on July 13th, in North Long Lake, nine miles north of Brainerd. In company with 
another girl, Beverly had gone out a short distance from shore to bathe and as she left the 
boat, was instantly seized with cramps and went down in five feet of water. 

********** July 20, 1939 

OBITUARY 
Albert Herman William Witt, son of Erich and Emma Witt, nee Rakow, was bom in Brand- 
enburg Township, August 30, 1907. On October 13th, he was baptized in the Lutheran faith 
and in the year 1924 was confirmed in our church at Hankinson. All of his short life was 
spent in the community where he was bom, where all knew him as a quiet and industrious 
young man. He was always a faithful attendant at church and communion. 

About three years ago he became afflicted with a fatal blood disease. Repeated Xray 
treatment gave him some relief and last fall it seemed as though he might recover fully. 
This spring, however, a turn for the worse set in, and about a month ago he began to suffer 
severe pains in the limbs. Grasping at every hope that was held out to him he went to 
Jordan, MN., for treatment, and last Monday to Minneapolis. He was planning on coming home 
with his father on Wednesday evening, but God willed it otherwise. 

Early Thursday morning, about 3 o'clock, he was called from this vale of tears to our 
home in Heaven at the age of 31 years, 10 months and 14 days. 

There remains to mourn their loss: his father, Erick Witt, one brother, Robert, and 
three sisters; Mrs. Anna Bohn, Mrs. Minnie Bohn and Mrs. Martha Gehler. 

Whatever God ordains is good, his righteous will abideth, 

I will be still what e'er he doth. And follow where he guideth. 

He is my God, though dark the road 

He knoweth how to shield me. Wherefore to Him I yield me. 

********** July 20, 1939 

JOHN BUSTA BURIED IN MINOT 
LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held last week in Minot for John J. Busta, 65, 
who died there July 2nd, of heart disease and asthma. 

Mr. Busta, a son of the late John Busta, Sr., was bom in Iowa on May 8th, 1874. He 
came with his parents to Dakota Territory in 1880 and pioneered here. He was a mail carr- 
ier here for several years. ***** ^ * * * * j^^^ 20, 1939 

FORMER GREAT BEND PIONEER WOMAN DIED 
Mrs. John Womer Passed Away at Wheaton, MN. 
Word was received here today that Mrs. John Womer passed away at her home in Wheaton, 
MN. , Wednesday noon. 

Funeral services will be held at Great Bend, Sunday at 2 PM. , at the Lutheran Church 

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with Rev. Rengstorf, officiating. 

Mrs. Womer was formerly Elizabeth Ziegelman, of Great Bend. With her husband she 
left for Wheaton to make her home previous to the war. An obituary will be printed next 
week. ********** July 27, 1939 

ACCIDENT SUNDAY KILLS FATHER OF FAIRMOUNT WOMAN 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Mrs. Dick Kurtz received a message Sunday morning conveying to her the news 
that her father had been accidently shot that morning while hunting gophers in his garden 
at Walker, MN. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kurtz left immediately for that place. Funeral services 
were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Walker, MN. 

********** August 3, 1939 

OBITUARY 

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Evangelical Church at Great Bend, Rev. Hoy and 
Carse officiating for Mrs. John Womer. 

Elizabeth Ziegelman was bom in Germany on Oct. 26th, 1865, and came to the United 
States in 1873, settling in the Great Bend vicinity with her parents. She was married to 
John Womer at Great Bend on Dec. 21st, 1882. They lived in Great Bend until 19 years ago 
when they moved to Wheaton. She died July 26th, 1939. 

She is survived by six sons, John of Minneapolis, Edwin and Arthur, of Wheaton, Reuben 
of Fresno, CA. , and Ara of Minneapolis. All attended the funeral except Reuben. Pallbearers 
were sons and one grandson, Earl. Mrs. Womer was a member of the Evangelical Church. Brief 
services were conducted at Wheaton at 1:30 previous to the service at Great Bend. 

********** August 3, 1939 

BELFORD . . . . Mr . and Mrs. Robert Tiegs went to Milwaukee, WI., via train Friday where 
they attended the funeral of Mrs. Tiegs' brother, Otto Griepentrog. They also visited with 
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tiegs and Janet. They returned home on Monday. 

********** August 3, 1939 

GREAT BEND ATTEND FUNERAL Word was received from Milwaukee, WI., that Otto 

Griepentrog died Wednesday. Among those from here who left early Friday morning to attend 
the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. Prochnow and Mrs. Wm. Gollnick. Mr. Griepentrog was a 
brother to Mrs. Gollnick and Mrs. Prochnow. 

********** August 3, 1939 

DR. J. M. ALLEN OF ROSHOLT DIED TUES . 
Dr. J. M. Allen, for many years local physician in Rosholt, passed away at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital, Tuesday evening, August 8th, at 11:15. 

He had been an invalid for the past two years, suffering from heart trouble, but was 
being cared for at his home until last Monday, when he was taken to the Breckenridge Hosp- 
ital, where it was found he had a ruptured appendix. He was operated on chat same day, 
but in his weakened condition, could not rally and passed away as stated above. 

Mrs. Maurice Allen, formerly of Hankinson, was a daughter-in-law of the deceased. 

********** August 10, 1939 

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THREE PEOPLE DIED IN CAR WRECK: FUNERALS SATURDAY 
Mantador Citizens Lose Lives When Car Plunges Into River From Bridge 

Funeral services will be held for the three accident victims at St. Peter and Paul's 
Catholic Church in Mantador Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, according to present arrangements. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 

Death rode the highway Tuesday night. In an auto crash three Mantador people were killed 
as the car in which they were riding crashed through a bridge railing and dropped 25 feet intc 
the Maple River, south of Chaffee. 

Joe Thiel, 34, proprietor of a Mantador business, and his sister, Mrs. Wm. Heitkamp, 39, 
died in the wrecked car as it lay on its side in the river. 

Mr. John Thiel, Sr. , 80 years old, father of the other two victims, died in a Fargo 
Hospital where he was taken following the accident. 

Other occupants of the car who were injured were Mrs. Matt Thiel and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, 
of Wjmdmere, both daughters-in-law, of John Thiel, Sr. , Arlin Schultz, 15 month old son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Schulta, of Mantador was saved by Mrs. Matt Thiel. 

The wounded trio went to the Jackson farm nearby and Mrs. Thiel was taken by a school 
teacher to the Fargo Hospital for treatment. Mrs. Wm. Thiel suffered bruises and the child 
was suffering from shock. They were taken to their homes in Mantador. 

The party was returning from a silver jubilee given for Rev. James A. Thiel 's entry 
into the priesthaood, at Wimbledon. Joe Thiel and Mr. John Thiel were in the front seat, the 
the balance being in the rear. Suddenly, as they rounded a curve, the car tore into a 
bridge, tore off the small railing and plunged to the bottom of the stream. 

Mrs. Matt Thiel and Mrs. Wm. Thiel, the latter carrying the child escaped through 
the door, crawled to the road and flagged a truck, who with others removed the dead and 
wounded men from the partly submerged car. A stopped watch on Joe Thiel 's wrist showed the 
accident happened at 9:35. 

Surviving Mrs. Heitkamp, are her husband, a war-injured veteran and seven children, 
the youngest two years of age; also Mrs. Heitkamp and brother, Joe, leave two brothers. 
Matt and William; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Acter, Geneva, lA. ; Mrs. Alf . Woiwode, 
Lake Mills, IL. ; and Mrs. Wm. Breuer, of Mooreton, to mourn their loss. 

Mr. John Thiel, Sr., is survived by two brothers, Peter of Mantador, and Jacob, of 
Fayette, LA. 

The wrecked car belonged to Ada Wandersee, and was one of the four cars to make the 
Wimbledon trip. The Gene Reinke car, with John Thiel, Albert Reiland, Arnold Reiland and 
Alois Thiel, was traveling behind the Joe Thiel car, but Joe, who was intending to come 
down on No. 18, turned too soon and the cars became parted. 

The cars stopped enroute at Valley City for a little lunch and then resumed their journ- 
ey. Following the notice of the terrible accidnet Fred Brandt, Joe Merch, H. Nepper, Jerry 
Schieb, Raymond Boeker, Matt Merch, in the Arnold Jentz truck drove to the accident scene 
and brought the wrecked car to Mantador. 

********** August 10, 1939 

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FORMER MANTADOR MAN DIED LAST FRIDAY 
Friends of Mr. Ben Koster, of Fairmount, ND., were saddened to hear of his death which 
occurred at the Wahpeton Hospital Friday. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and five 
children, besides numerous other relatives. 

The Rosters were former residents of the Mantador community and all join in extending 
sympathy to the bereaved relatives. 

********** August 10, 1939 

EFFINGTON LAD DIES SUDDENLY 

NEW EFFINGTON Alvin Anderson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson, of old Eff- 

ington vicinity, was found dead on the floor of his room about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. 
The lad's sudden death was first learned when his mother went to his room after he had 
failed to get up for breakfast. His body was found on the floor. 

Coroner John W. Powell was notified and said death was the result of a sudden heart 
attack, the lad having apparently struggled and fell out of the bed before passing away. 

********** August 10, 1939 

REUBEN NORTON FUNERAL HELD 

LIDGERWOOD More than 25 members of the Fergus Falls Elks Lodge attended the funeral 

services for Reuben (Rube) Norton, member of the Fergus Falls Lodge, who died Saturday at 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Spooner, at Havana, ND. He was 82. The funeral ser- 
vices were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 

********** August 17, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .The funeral of Ole S. Nelson, of Minneapolis, but former resident of 

here, was held at the Zion Church, Monday afternoon. The community sympathizes with the 

bereaved family. j.j.j.^^^j.a.j.a. . ■, -, .«-,,, 

' ********** August 17, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON .... The community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Alvin 
Anderson, who passed away Tuesday evening. The community extends its heartfelt sympathy 
to the family. ********** August 17, 1939 

TRIPLE RITES FOR CAR DEAD 

Triple funeral services were held at Mantador at 9 AM Saturday for the father, son 
and daughter, John Thiel, Sr., Joe Thiel and Mrs. William Heitkamp, who were killed in the 
automobile accident near Chaffee, 30 miles southwest of Fargo Tuesday night. 

Pastor Schneider officiated at the rites, in St. Peter and Paul's Church, and burial 
was in the Mantador Catholic Cemetery. 

Others injured in the accident are recovering, Mrs. Matt Thiel at St. John's Hospital 
and Mrs. William Thiel and Arlin Schultz, 14, at their homes in Wyndmere and Mantador, resp- 
ectively. 

The funeral was attended by thousands of mourners from this grief stricken community. 

********** August 17, 1939 

97 YEAR OLD WOMAN PASSED AWAY 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Boehning, 97, resident of Marshfield, WI . , died Friday morning, 

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according to word received by the grandchildren, the Boehning families, who reside in this 
community. Funeral services were held Monday. Mrs. Anna Boehning and Mrs. Art Boehning, 
of this community attended. 

Mrs. Boehning came to America from Pommeran, Germany in 1879. 

********** August 24, 1939 

MRS. JOHN KATH FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9th for Mrs. John Kath, who passed 
away after several months' illness, services being held at the home at 1:30 and at the Luth- 
eran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Klausler conducting the services. 

Mrs. John Kath, was bom January 14th, 1881, in Stazig, Pommeran Province, Germany. At 
the age of three she came to America with her parents and settled in Minnesota. There she 
met John Kath and was married on January 15th, 1914. They later moved to North Dakota, 
living four miles southwest of Hankinson, and still later moved to Hankinson and have since 
resided here. Mrs. Kath was the mother of thirteen children, twelve of whom survive. She 
leaves to mourn: her husband, 12 children, 17 grandchildren, 1 sister, 3 brothers and 5 bro- 
thers-in-law. ********** September 7, 1939 

MANTADOR WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Math Reiland, Sr. , prominent resident of the Mantador community, died at her home 
Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock, at the age of 83 years. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock in St. Peter and Paul's 
Church. 

An obituary will be printed in next week's NEWS. 

********** September 7, 1939 

JOHN HEBER DEAD 
VICTOR. .. .Word was received here the past week, that John Heber, formerly of Victor 
Township, had died at the home of a sister in Germany. He was well advanced in years, and 
was well known to all old times in this part of the county. His son, John, is still a res- 
ident of Victor Township and has the old farm. 

********** September 7, 1939 

B. W. SCHOUWEILER DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON B. W. Schouweiler, who was president of the Bank of New Effington until 

a year ago, when his son, E. W. Schouweiler, took over the presidency, passed away at his 
home in Minneapolis. MN., Mr. Schouweiler died at the age of 85, from heart failure. He was 
one of the early pioneers in the New Effington community. 

********** September 7, 1939 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Mcllwain and Clifford, of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Mcllwain, Jr., 
of Hankinson went to Minneapplis to attend the funeral of Mr. Ernie Olezindier on Tuesday. 

********** September 7, 1939 

TRAVELS TO WEST COAST VIA AIRPLANE 

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Mr. M. Granell received a telegram Thursday noon, stating his brother, Hans, had died 
in Seattle, WA. Mr. Granell left Thursday night for Fargo where he boarded a Northwestern 
Airline plane and flew to Seattle. He arrived there Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Mr. Hans 
Granell succumbed to heart trouble after failing in health for six months. 

He was proprietor of a huge chicken ranch. Mr. M. Granell returned to Fargo Tuesday 
morning by plane. While in Washington Mr. Granell visited with Mrs. Dwyer at Port Angeles, 
a former resident here. She sends her greeting to all her friends here. 

********** September 14, 1939 

HONORED WOMAN DIED SATUIIDAY 

Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Patrick Lawler at St. Philip's Church, Rev. 
Fr. Studnicka conducting the Mass. The Angel of Death called Mrs. Lawler home Saturday at 
2 PM., after a few hours illness. 

Mary Elizabeth Miller was bom November 26th, 1874, at Cedar Lake, Scott County, MN. 
In November of 1894 she was united in Holy Matrimony to Patrick Lawler at Morris, MN. The 
family later moved to Valley City, and in 1922 came to Hankinson, where they have since 
made their home. 

Nine children blessed their union, of whom the following survive: Mrs. Catherine Retter, 
of Glacier Park, MT., Patrick F., of Long Prairie, MN., James R. , of Hankinson, Mrs. Albert 
Olstad, of Milwaukee, WI., Daniel, of Mooreton, John E. of Remer, MN., and Raymond of Hank- 
inson, also 17 grandchildren survive. Two children preceeded their mother in death. 

********** September 14, 1939 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mrs. Clarisa Schroeder and children, Lucille, Mariljm and Church, attended the funeral 
of Mrs. August Foeltz at Detroit Lakes, MN., Saturday. 

********** September 14, 1939 

A FORMER RESIDENT OF HANKINSON DIED 

Ambrose W. McDonald, who died Thursday, September 7th at the St. Cloud Hospital, had 
been ailing for quite some time from heart trouble. 

He was bom in Ontario, Canada in 1887. He had been a resident of St. Cloud for the 
past 21 years, previously having lived in Hankinson, ND., being an employee of the Hankin- 
son Nursery. 

Surviving him are his wife, Martha, four daughters, Norma, Ruth, Viola and Jean; one 
son, Kenneth; his mother, Mary Ann Mc Donald; a sister, Mrs. Angela Kahler, of Minneapolis, 
and a brother, Patrick, of Los Angeles, CA. 

Pallbearers for the funeral services of Mr. A. W. McDonald, which was held Monday morn- 
ing at 9 o'clock at the Holy Angels Church at St. Cloud, were Leo Lenzen, Joseph Lenzen, 
Fred Fleischman, William Martine, John Merklewitz and Leo Bennewitz. 

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 
Glander, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Glander and Mrs. Elsie Wagener, of Wahpeton, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry Glander, of Thief River Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Otto H. Kohler, Mr. Carl Anderson and 

Miss Aurella Sokry, of Minneapolis. 

********** September 14, 1939 

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JOE PIETZ DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Joseph Pietz, 58, Hankinson, ND., and a son-in-law of Charles Gruessendorf , New Ulm, 
died at a Minneapolis Hospital Sunday afternoon, where he had been treated for a few days. 

Funeral services were held from the Minnesota Valley Burial Association Funeral Home 
on North Broadway, today at 3:30 PM. Burial was in the City Cemetery. 

Mr. Pietz, together with Mrs. Pietz and two children came to New Ulm in May by reason 
of the illness of the former and the family has made its home at the Charles Grussendorf 
home since. 

Mr. Pietz was bom at Moorhead on February 12th, 1881, but had resided at Hankinson, 
ND., nearly all of his life. He married Miss Elsie Grussendorf on June 12th, 1919. 

They took up their residence in Hankinson, where he was employed at painting. He was 
Chief of Police of Hankinson four eleven years and a member of the Fire Department since 
their organization and one of the most efficient firemen the department ever had. 

Mr. Pietz is survived by his widow, two sons, Charles and Robert, and the following 
brothers and sisters, John, Frank, Philip and Leo Pietz, Hankinson, ND.; Mrs. Helen Fulwider 
McAllen, TX., Mrs. Edwin Green, Minneapolis; Mrs. Roy Diamond, Detroit Lakes; Miss Teresa 
Pietz, Cincinnatti, OH., and Miss Agnes Pietz, Washington, DC. 

Attending the funeral from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lein, Mrs. H. C. Womer, 
Mrs. A. H. Hein, Mrs. John Rahn and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz; also Mrs. F. A. Farrington, 
Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Green of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Marlowe of 
Fairfax, MN., all former residents here. 

********** September 21, 1939 

GREAT BEND .... Donna Lou, 19 day old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Zentgraph 
died September 14th at the Wahpeton Hospital and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Luth- 
eran Church. Rev. Rengstorf officiating. 

********** September 21, 1939 

JOSEPH PORTER DIES 

CLAIRE CITY Joseph F. Porter, resident of Roberts County since 1892 and early day 

Sheriff of this county passed away Monday, after suffering a stroke. 
Funeral services were held at the Sisseton Chapel Wednesday. 

********** September 21, 1939 

CHARLES BISEK DIED 

NH./ EFFINGTON Death again entered the Charles Bisek, Sr., home, this being the sec- 
ond death in this family within a year. 

Charles Bisek, Jr., passed away Friday, Sept. 8th, 1939. He had been confined to his 
bed since Saturday, when he contracted scarlet fever. Death defeated conscientious efforts 

by physicians and nurses. 

********** September 21, 1939 

MRS. J. W. GREEN DIES 
Mrs. J. Walter Green of Glenwood, who has been ill for several months, died 

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in Minneapolis Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Wahpeton on Saturday. 

Marie I. Leinen was bom January 18th, 1881 at Crookston, MN. married to J. Walter 
Green on Dec. 20, 1911. She is survived by her husband, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. 

********** September 21, 1939 

GREAT BEND MAN KILLED: STRUCK BY AUTO 
Albert Lubenow, 52, of near Great Bend, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the Wahpeton 
Hospital from injuries sustained when he was hit by an auto while riding a bicycle. 

Lubenow was badly injured and was taken immediately to the hospital. The accident 
occurred a mile past Great Bend on the Tyler road. A tobacco salesman from Fargo was the 
driver of the car. Deceased was not married. 

********** September 28, 1939 

MRS. MARY NOVAK 
Mrs. Mary Novak, of Lidgerwood died Tuesday at the Krump Hospital. She has been failing 
in health all summer and has spent the past few weeks at the local hospital. 

********** September 28, 1939 

MR. SABIN MAUER DIED TUESDAY 
Mr. Sabin Mauer, 80, died Tuesday at the Krump Hospital. He had been failing in health 
the past year. He was born February 16, 1859 at Bruckenthal, Germany, and has been making 
his home in Hankinson about 35 years. His wife proceeded him in death in April of 1924 and 
five children died when infants. 

Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 o'clock from St. Philip's Church. Mr. Mauer 
was a kind and pleasant citizen, and a faithful member of St. Philip's Church and it is with 
sorrow that our people learn of his death. 

********** September 28, 1939 

INFANT GORDON CHILD DIED IN HOSPITAL 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran Church for Dennis 
Elroy, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gordon. The baby had been bom August 4th at St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge where it also died. The people extend their heartfeldt 
sympathy to the parents in their bereavement. 

********** September 28, 1939 

SANDEN DIED OF WRECK INJURIES 

George Sanden, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sanden, near Mantador, died in the Brown 
Hospital, Monday. He was injured on Sept. 16th, in a car accident on Highway 18, north of 
Lidgerwood, when his car overturned. Ardyce Sanden, a sister, Hj aimer Olson and lone Thue 
were also in the car but none of them were seriously injured. George was brought to the 
Brown Hospital September 17th and was getting along as well as could be expected, when embo- 
lism set in. He is survive by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 o'clock at the farm home and at 2 o'clock 
in the Wyndmere Church. Burial will be in the Gol Aal Cemetery. 

********** September 28, 1939 



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LAMARS. . . .Mrs. Will Andresn received the sad news Sunday that her nephew, Mr. George 
Akerson, of Rosholt, had passed away Sunday at the Wahpeton Hospital. He had been suffer- 
ing from lockjaw for a week. 

He leaves a wife and three small children. At this time no plans for the funeral have 
been completed. ********** September 28 1939 

DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. L. WAHL DIED 
June, 2 year old daughter ofMr. and Mrs. Leonard Wahl, of Lidgerwood, died at the Braun 
Hospital, Thursday, after being seriously ill the past two weeks. Funeral services were held 



Saturday at Lidgerwood. ********** 



September 28, 1939 



NEW EFFINGTON Another old settler was called to her reward Monday, evening, Sept. 

18th, 1939, at 11:30, when Mrs. Minnie Moeller passed away at her Rosholt home at the advanced 
age of 78 years. ********** September 28, 1939 

BELFORD Mr. and Mrs. Charles Witt and Alfred attended the funeal of John Wiebusch 

on Friday afternoon. j.j.j.a.j.j.j.a.j.j. „ , -,o,^^« 

J ********** September 28, 1939 

KOPPELMAN BOY DIED FROM CIRCLE SAW CUT 

Ralph Koppelman, little nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koppelman of Branden- 
burg Township, died at Brown's Hospital in Hankinson, the result of injuries received when 
his leg was cut by a circle saw on his father's farm. The accident was reported in last 
week's NEWS. 

In some manner, the little boy got his leg entangeld in some wood his father was sawing 
and received a large cut from the whirling saw. He was rushed to the hospital where he 
received treatment. He passed away at 8:45 from complications following the accident. 

Services were held at 1:30 from the home on Wednesday and from Trinity Lutheran Church 
with Rev. Rengstorf officiating at 2 o'clock. The little boy was born July 29th, 1928, in 
Brandenburg Township. 

He leaves to mourn: his sorrowing parents, two brothers, Norman and Glen and one sister, 
Gladys, all at home. Pallbearers were Raymond Ziegelman, Howard Ziegelman, Raymond Stolte- 
now and Climert Miller. The deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents and family. 

********** October 5, 1939 

RETURNS HOME 

Carl Heger returned from Worthington, MN., where he attended the funeral of his brother, 
John Heger. ********** October 5, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Stave, who was bom Tuesday 

evening at the Quinn Maternity Home, passed away a few minutes after its birth. 

********** October 5, 1939 

LAMARS Mrs. Paul Seifeldt received the sad news on Saturday that her brother-in-law, 

who resides near Wheaton, had passed away that morning. Funeral services were held on Mon- 
day in Wheaton. ********** October 5, 1939 

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HENRY CLAUSEN DIED 

ROSHOLT Word was received here Monday of the death of Mr. Henry Clausen, of Chicago, 

who passed away Saturday September 23rd, at 3:30 PM. His widow was formerly, Shirley Ward, 
of this place. ********** October 5, 1939 

DEATH OCCURS 
The community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Agnes Thompson, 
youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. 01.e J. Thompson, who passed away Friday evening at the Brit- 
ton Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Thompson home Tuesday at 1:30. 

********** October 12, 1939 

FUNERAL SERVICE HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. SALEWSKI 
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church for Mrs. Augusta 
Salewski, 80 years old, who died September 27th, in her home in Lidgerwood, after an illness 
of nearly a year. Rites were conducted by Rev. Julius Cloeter. 

********** October 12, 1939 

DRIVER HELD IN BRAKEMAN'S DEATH 

RED LAKE FALLS, MN A coroner's jury last Monday charged Garfield Youngquist, Wah- 

peton, ND., with responsibility in the death of H. C. Gensel, railroad brakeman who was 
struck by a car as he stepped off a locomotive footboard Sunday. The jury charged that 
Youngquist was driving the car at "an unreasonable speed and in a negligent manner". Cou- 
nty Attorney Ralph H. Lee said he would prosecute on a charge of second degree manslaughter. 
Preliminary hearing for Youngquist, taken into custody at Thief River Falls, was postponed 

"^til next week. j.j.^^^^a.a.a.j. „, ■, ^ ,«-■„ 

********** October 19, 1939 

MRS. FRANK McCONN DIES 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. DeWitt Myers, Sunday, October 8th, for the 

earthly remains of Mrs. Frank McConn, beloved wife and mother, who passed into eternity 

at 1:30 o'clock on Friday morning, Oct. 6th, following a severe heart attack, suffered a 

day or two earlier. . . . . FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** October 19, 1939 

JOHN LENZ 80 YEARS OLD DIED 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .Funeral services were held Monday in St. Boniface Catholic Church here 

for John Lenz, 80, who died in his home here October 5th, after an illness of four years. 

Death was caused by broncho-pneumonia. 

Mr. Lenz was bom on April 6th, 1859, in Union Hill, MN., and lived there until he was 

25 years old. He then settled in Adrian, MN. , living there 20 years. He had lived near 

Lidgerwood 35 years and in the city since 1919. 

********** October 19, 1939 

MAN IS KILLED BY SOO TRAIN 

The Soo line passenger, eastbound out of Bismarck on the branch, struck Martin Swenson's 

car at a crossing at the west edge of Kulm at 4:15 PH., Monday as Swenson was returning to 

his farm five miles north of the town. The car was dragged more than 100 feet and demolished 



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as it was crushed between the engine and switch. 

Swenson died at 5:40 in a doctor's offic at Kulm, Surviving are Mrs. Swenson and a 
son. John Bradford of Hankinson, was engineer of the train. Martin failed to see the train 
reported railwaytnen, although the whistle and bell were both being used to warn the man. 
John Bommersbach was brakeman on the train. 

********** October 26, 1939 

DEATH CALLS GUSTAF BLADOW HOME 

Gustaf Bladow, residing in Claire City, and former Hankinson resident, died at his 
home in Claire City Friday from the ravages of cancer. Death followed a long illness, dur- 
ing which time he had sought relief in Minneapolis Hospitals. 

Funeral services were held Monday from the Lutheran Church near Claire City, Rev. Cloe- 
ter officiating, and were attended by a large number of Hankinson relatives and friends. 

Deceased was bom in Elroy, Wl., Oct. 19th, 1881. He moved to Richland County upon 
attaining manhood, where he spent many years in farming. He retired from active work sev- 
eral years ago, and moved to Claire City. 

In January of 1904, he was married to Mary Gutzmer, and to this union three children 
were bom, Elva, Herbert and Alvin, who with his wife survive. All reside in Claire City. 
Also surviving are six brothers: Willie, Edwin, Rudolph, of Hankinson; Harry, of Ladysmith, 
WI.; Maynard, of St. Paul; Fred, of Canada; and six sisters, Eva Miller, Canada; Mrs. Billy 
Bemdt and Mrs. August Kuehl, Hankinsn; Mrs. Martha Boldt, Mrs. Lydia Helseth and Mrs. Clara 
McMarrow, St. Paul, MN. ********** October 26, 1939 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Oliver and family left the fore part of the week for Emery, WI., 
where they were called by the death of Mr. Oliver's father. 

********** October 26, 1939 

HERMAN JOHNKE FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Herman Johnke suffered a stroke at 3:30 yesterday afternoon at the gravel pit where he 
was working on WPA. 

Following the stroke he was Immediately brought to town and placed in the Krump Hospital. 
Dr. Beithon was out of the city and Dr. Sasse, of Lidgerwood was called to administer to the 
stricken man, but his condition was hopeless and death ensued. 

Mr. Johnke, who was a Hankinson pioneer, was apparently in good health, and news of 
his death comes as a distinct shock to friends. 

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the house at 1:30 and from the Luth- 
eran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Klausler officiating. 

Herman Johnke was bom in Berlin, Germany, April 16th, 1879. He immigrated to the U. 

States, locating in Richland County where he farmed south of town for 23 years. In 1914 he 

married Mary Draeger. Surviving to mourn their loss are: his faithful wife; one sister, Mrs. 

Robert Bladow and two brothers. Otto and Carl. 

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CONDUCTOR FRANK BUCK KILLED IN MINNESOTA 
Conductor Frank Buck, Soo Line employee, well known to railway men of this city, was 
killed Sunday at Moose Lake, MN. 

Mr. Buck was sitting beside the stove in the caboose when the train came to a sudden 
stop and pitched him against the stove. His head struck the stove causing injury from which 
he succumbed. Deceased was a resident of Superior, WI. 

********** November 2, 1939 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Friends of the community will be sad to hear of the death of Mr. Creigh- 
ten Tracy, of Fairmount. He passed away Saturday evening. 

********** November 2, 1939 

JOHNSON A SUICIDE REPORTS CORONER 

Herman Johnson, a well known farmer, 4 miles north of Rosholt, took his own life some 
time during the night, Saturday. His lifeless body was found by his son, Walter, Sunday 
morning, hanging from a tree north of the barn on his farm. He had evidently climbed the 
tree, fastened the rope around his neck and let himself down, dying from strangulation, 
his feet being about 18 inches off the ground. 

Members of his family state he had on previous occasions threatened to take his own 
life, and his rash act was not altogether a surprise to the sorrowing wife. He was 69 years 
old, and filed on the farm on which he lived at the opening of the reservation, 

Mrs. Johnson was visiting a nearby neighbor for the night and when arriving home Sun- 
day morning, noticed his bed had not been used. She aroused the rest of the family and a 
search of the premises was made. The bams and outbuildings were searched without trace. 
Walter went thru the grove north of the bam, where he was found hanging from a tree, cold 
in death, indicating suicide. The Coroner was called out and he gave the verdict that he 
died by his own hand by hanging. 

********** November 9, 1939 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Goerger and Mrs. C. M. Puetz motored to Mayer Lake, MN., 

to attend the funeral of a relative Wednesday. 

********** November 9, 1939 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN MINOT 

Nichola F. Schuster, 54, Soo Line foreman at Minot for the past 18 years, died Satur- 
day in a Minot hospital, a sufferer from ulcers of the stomach. Funeral services were held 
in Minot Tuesday. 

Mr. Schuster was section foreman on the Soo in Hankinson before going to Minot, coming 
to this city from Augusta, WI. 

His wife, a daughter, Evelyn, at the home, two sons, Raymond, of Glasglow, MT., and 

Sylvester, at home, survive. a.j.j.xj.j.j.juxju « v ic imn 

-' ' ' ********** November 16, 1939 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .The community was deeply grieved to hear of the passing of Mrs. Wal- 
ter Ekstrom, who passed away at the Wheaton Hospital, Thursday. 

********** November 16, 1939 

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Mr. Andrew Aadland, pioneer resident of Duerr Township, passed away. Funeral services 
were held Thursday, Nov. 9th, from the Norwegian Lutheran Church north of Hammer, SD. 

********** November 16, 1939 

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR CARL ZANDER 

Funeral services for one of Hankinson's pioneer citizens will be held Saturday after- 
noon at the Evangelical Church for Mr. Carl Zander, who passed away Wednesday, following 
failing health since he underwent. a major surgical operation four years ago. 

Carl Zander was bom in Germany in 1860, being a young lad at the time of the Franco- 
German war. On November 12, 1885 he was united in marriage to Henrietta Raisner in his 
native land. Fifteen years later, in 1900, with five children, he immigrated to the United 
States, coming directly to Hankinson, where he did a worthy part in building our community. 

Just four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Zander celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, 
when friends and relatives from all over the community extended them felicitations. 

A good Christian, unassuming and beloved by all, our community will be poignantly grie- 
ved by his death. Surviving are his loving wife and six children, Mrs. Guy Johnson (Alma), 
of Brook Park, MN., William, Richard and Amil, of Hankinson, and Charles, of Pelican Rapids. 

Two children died in infancy. j.j.j.j.j.j.a.j.j.a. „ ^ -,-, ,^-,„ 

^ ********** November 23, 1939 

PROMINENT BOHEMIAN DIED 

Mrs. Chas. 0. Weston received word today from Fargo, announcing the death of Mr. Carl 

Napravnik Monday, Nov. 20th. Funeral services are being held at Forman Friday morning at 

10 o'clock in the Catholic Church. The Westons are attending. 

********** November 23, 1939 

DEATHS 

Dr. Lyle Durkee, 25, son of Dr. Chas. Durkee, of Abercrombie, prominent Richland County 

physician, died in an auto wreck when hit by Policeman English, in Chicago. Lyle was an 

intern in a Chicago Hospital. The Durkees were former Fairmount residents. 

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Mrs. Olga Knudsen, formerly residing 6 miles south of New Effington, succumbed in Texas, 

and the body was shipped to Hankinson this morning. 

********** November 23, 1939 

SISTER DIED 

Grandpa Lenz received the sad news Sunday evening that his sister, Mrs. Marie Krueger, 

had passed away at her home in Wisconsin. Mr. Lenz was unable to attend the funeral. 

********** November 23, 1939 

MRS. CHRIST HANSON IS CALLED HOME 

Mrs. Christ Hanson, 47, residing south of Hankinson, passed away Friday, Nov. 2Ath, at 

a local hospital. Death followed failing health of several years' duration. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hanson came here from Glasgow, MT., last summer, having purchased Che Fred 

Bladow farm, and the community regrets the untimely death of this good Christian woman. 

Irene Johnstone was born in Lexington, KY., January 1st, 1892, and in 1927 was married 

to Christ Hanson in Minneapolis. They later left for Montana to make their home. Her hus- 

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band is the only relative surviving. 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church Monday, Rev. Klausler conducting 
the service. ********** November 30, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD 
LAMARS . • . . The entire LaMars community attended the funeral of their old friend and 
neighbor, Mr. F. E. Burvee, on Saturday. Mr. Burvee passed away in a hospital in Fargo on 
Wednesday. ********** November 30, 1939 

FRED BURVEE DIES AT AGE 69 
Fred Burvee, 69, Fairmount, ND., died at 5:40 AM., Thursday, in a Fargo hospital in 
which he had been a patient since November 6th. The body was taken to the funeral home at 
Farimount on Thursday. Funeral services were held there. 

********** November 30, 1939 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Onchuck and family attended the funeral of August Matt at Wahpeton 
Thursday. ********** November 30, 1939 

HOME BOY DIED 
Harold S. Vinge, whose death occurred on Nov. 19th, was bom at Zumbrota, MN. , on 
June Ath, 1896. At an early age he came to Roberts County and lived with his stepfather 
Die Vinge, until he reached maturity. When a young boy he suffered the loss of a leg, due 
to a kick by a horse. 

The funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, when the body was brought from 
Minneapolis at the Nidaros Church, the pastor. Rev. V. C. Haugen, officiating. Deceased 
was a collector for a Minneapolis firm. 

********** December 7, 1939 

Funeral services were held at New Effington, Friday of last week for James Toberg, 
who died at Grafton Tuesday, where he was an inmate of the State School for 4 years. He 
is survived by his mother, Mrs. Peter Toberg, and three sisters. 

********** December 7, 1939 

MATHIAS PUETZ OF MANTADOR DIED 

The community was saddened at the passing of Mr. Mathias Puetz, Thursday evening at 
the St. Francis Hospital. 

Mr. Puetz had been in poor health for a number of years, but despite this he still 
carried on his work as Village Postmaster until a few weeks ago. Mr. Puetz was well liked 
and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 

A large number from this community motored to Wahpeton Monday to attend the last rites 
at St. John's Church. Father Schnieder, of St. Peter and Paul's Church of Mantador, off- 
iciated. Pall bearers were all nephews of the deceased, namely: Messrs C. M. Puetz, V. J. 
Puetz, Leo Puetz, Nick Puetz, Raymond Puetz and Herbert Nepper. 

Friends all extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved wife and daughters. 

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LAMARS. .. .Friends and relatives of the John Stelton family were saddened to hear of the 
death of their infant son, which occurred Monday morning. The baby was bom on Thursday 
morning and seemed in fine health, but death came after just four days. 

********** December 14, 1939 

HAMMER John Curran and mother left Monday for St. Paul to attend the funeral services 

for an uncle of John's who died last Sunday. 

*********** December 7, 1939 

REV. EYRICH ATTENDS FUNERAL OF BROTHER 

There were no services at Emmanuel Evangelical Church last Sunday, because Rev. and 
Mrs. Eyrich drove to LeSueur, MN., that morning to attend the funeral services for Paul 
Eyrich, brother of Rev. Eyrich, which were held in the home church of the Eyrich family on 
that afternoon. ********** December 21, 1939 

MRS. SMITH DESILVA DIED WEDNESDAY FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Was Pioneer Woman Living in County Since 1879 

Funeral services will be held here Saturday for Mrs. Smith DeSilva, who passed away 
at her home in this city after a short illness. Rev. W. M. Osbom will be in charge of 
the services at the Congregational Church at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be at Hillside 
Cemetery. 

Louise Murphy was bom In Michigan April 15, 1862, where she spent her girlhood later 
coming to North Dakota. On May 4th, 1879, she was married In Breckenrldge to Smith DeSilva, 
who was pioneering In this yet undeveloped wilderness and they took an Important part in 
Improving our community. Later they moved to a farm northwest of town where they farmed 
until 1913 when they retired and moved to this city, where they have continued to make their 
home. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband, four daughters Laura Kllnnert, Elgin, IL. , 
Ethel DeSilva, Sisseton, SD.; Maude Wilson, Shelby, MT., Clara May Parades, Fort Benton, MT . , 
Five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

The community mourns the passing of this pioneer lady, and extends their heartfelt 

sympathy to the surviving relatives. 

********** December 28, 1939 

NELS RULIEN DIED AT MINNESOTA HOME 

Associated in Business with Ame Kjelstrup For Many Years. 

Mr. Nels Rulien, of Baudette, MN. , died Friday, Dec. 22nd, at his home in that city. 
Death followed a two weeks' illness from a heart ailment. 

Mr. Rulien was 76 years old. He was engaged in general store business in Hoffman for 
25 years, later moving to Minneapolis, and then to Baudette. He was at one time president 
of 13 banks. 

Mr. Rulien was in partnership with Ame Kjelstrup of this city, until the store was 
destroyed by fire in 1932, at which time the partnership was dissolved. Mr. Kjelstrup had 
been employed by Rulien in Hoffman for 10 years before they purchased the Hanklnson business. 

Surviving are his wife and five sons and one daughter. A host of friends in Hanklnson 

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mourn the loss of Mr. Rulien, who became well known to our people, when on his yearly 
trips to this city. 

Funeral services were held Saturday at Baudette. 

********** December 28, 1939 

FUNERAL HELD FOR IHC COLLECTOR 
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bellin and sons returned from Fargo Monday evening where they attend- 
ed the funeral of A. E. Peterson, -brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Bellin, 

Mr. Peterson was well known in this territory having formerly been a collector and 
salesman for the International Harvester Co., for many years. 

********** December 28, 1939 

FORMER MANTADOR MAN DIED 
Henry Goeltz, of Havana, ND., died Dec. 26th, at his home in that city, a victim of a 
heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon. 

Mr. Goeltz, is a Richland pioneer of the Mantador community, and left there for Havana 
around 1900. Mr. Goeltz is a son-in-law of Mrs. Albert Erb, of this city, and a brother 
of Mrs. John Woiwode, of Mantador. 

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NEUCROLOGY for 1939 

JANUARY: 

Joseph Bauer, George Hentz, Mrs. John Gabbert, Mrs. Wm. Heesch, August Schmidt, 
Mrs. J. Bimbaum. 

FEBRUARY: 

Henry Bohn, Mrs. August Miller, Henry Koppelman 

MARCH: 

Ed. J. Roth, Mrs. H. Brtimmond, Fred Ebel, Carl Buckhaus, Mrs. John Stenger 

APRIL: 

Mrs. Gertrude Kinn 

MAY: 

Mrs. C. Jarski, Alfred Ambach, of Great Bend, Mrs. Reinhart Bellin, Sr. 

JUNE: 

Mrs. Charles Bellin 

JULY: 

Albert Witt, Peter Richied 

SEPTEMBER: 

Mrs. John Kath, Mrs. Math Reiland.Sr., Mrs. Patrick Lawler, Joe Peitz, Albert Lubenow 
killed in one of Richland counties three fatal accidents. 

OCTOBER: 

Ralph Koppelman died from circle saw accident, Gustaf Bladow. 

NOVEMBER: 

Mrs. Christ Hanson, Carl Zander, Herman Johnke. 

DECEMBER: 

Mathias Puetz, Mrs. Smith DeSilva, Mrs. Josie Carter. 

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MRS. JOSIE CARTER DIED THURSDAY 

Mrs. Josie Carter died Thursday evening, Dec. 28th, at her home in Elma Township, 
after an illness dating from Thanksgiving Day. 

Josie Carter was bom in Bridgeport, CT., Feb. 17th, 1865, being 73 years old at the 
time of her death. She came to Richland County about 30 years ago, and has resided at the 
farm home south of town. 

Private funeral services were held at the home Saturday, Rev. DeWitt Meyers of Fairmo- 
unt, conducting the services. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. 

Surviving are her husband and one niece, Miss Ruth Morris. 

********** January 4, 1940 

JOHN WORNER MISSING IN MINNEAPOLIS FIRE 

One of the northwest most disastrous fires, the Marlborough Hotel fire in Minneapolis 
on Wednesday, claimed the lives of 20 people, with several occupants unaccounted for. 

Among the missing is John Womer, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Womer, of Wheaton, 
MN., and a cousin of H. G. Womer, of this city, with many other relatives in this and the 
Great Bend community. 

Worner has lived in Minneapolis for several years and was a tenant in the Marlborough 
Hotel. The noon radio broadcast reported that John was still among the missing and was 
evidently burned to death. Firemen are, however, still searching the ruins for bodies. 

The fire followed an explosion in the garbage chute. 

********** January 4, 1940 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Funeral Home for 
the infant son of the Herbert Kutters who passed away Wednesday at Sisseton. We express 
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. 

********** January 4, 1940 

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS TWO HOME 
Mrs. Katherine Richied Died Saturday 
WM. HEESCH FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY 
Mrs. Katherine Richied died at her home in this city Sunday. Funeral services were 
held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Joseph Crowley, of Malta, MT. , officiating at 
Requiem Mass at St. Philip's Church. Pallbearers were: John R. Scheller, Leo Scheller, 
Anton Fischer, Pete Jaeger, Pete DeFea and Nick Benroth. 

Deceased was bom in Austria on Nov. 9th, 1861. She was married to John Richied in 
that country in 1876. In 1900 she Immigrated with her husband to the United States, coming 
directly to Hankinson, where she continued to make her home until death. 

Surviving are five children: Mrs. John Scheller, Hankinson; Mrs. Margaret Budge, Laurel, 
MT., Mr. Frank Richied, Portland, OR.; Mrs. Pete Onsmd, Santa Rosa, CA. , and 15 grandchild- 
ren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband proceeded her in death in 1937. 

********** January 11, 1940 

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WILLIAM HEESCH 

An aged resident of this community passed away on Saturday evening of last week, when 
death beckoned to Mr. William Heesch. Tho he had been ill for some time and was evidently 
failing, his passing at the time came unexpectedly, there being no indication of it until 
a few minutes before the end. 

William Heesch was bom in Schleswlg- Holstein, Germany on August 18th, 1858. There he 
vas baptized and after instruction. in the fundamentals of the Evangelical faith, confirmed. 
When he was 21 years old he came to America with hts family. Due to an accident, his father 
died shortly after they arrived in America. 

Mr. Heesch was united in marriage with Miss Friederike Zuck in the year 1870. For a 
number of years they lived at Davenport, lA. , then at Heron Lake, MN., and finally at Oka- 
bena, MN. Mrs. Heesch passed away in 189A. 

On Dec. 29th, 1896, Mr. Heesch was united in marriage with Miss Emelia Voelz. They 
lived at Okabena until 1898, when they came to make their home in Greendale Township near 
Hankinson. There Mr. Heesch served as a member of the school board and as road boss for 
many years. In 1921 the family moved to Esteven, Canada, where they made their home for 
about 7 years. In 1928 they returned to a farm near Hankinson and in 1930 Mr. and Mrs. 
Heesch retired and made their home in Hankinson. They observed their 42nd Wedding Anniver- 
sary on Dec. 29th, 1938. A few weeks later, on Jan. 16th, 1939, Mrs. Heesch passed away. 
Soon after her passing Mr. Heesch went to make his home with his son-in-law and daughter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Bladow, where he has since resided. There he passed away on the 
evening of Jan. 6th, 1940, at the age of 81 years, 4 months and 19 days. 

He leaves to mourn him: two sons, William and Otto, five daughters: Mrs. Minnie Goll- 
nick, Mrs. Laura Bladow, Mrs. Alma Bickerton, Mrs. Ella Medenwaldt and Mrs. Bertha Meden- 
waldt; seven sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, 
thirty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, January 9th, 1940 beginning at 1:15 PM. , 
at the house of mourning and being continued at 2 PM. , at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. 
Interment was made on Emmanuel's Cemetery near this city. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the 
services. 

The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved in their sorrow. 

********** January 11, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR PETER POLDA, PIONEER 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 PM. , in the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood 
for Peter Polda, pioneer Lidgerwood resident who died January 1st in the home of his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Rose Mrachek, after a lingering illness. 

********** January 11, 1940 

HOLD FUNERAL FOR ZILPHY MURPHY 
Miss Zilphy Murphy, of Mantador, died at the local hospital Wednesday, from compli- 
cations attendant to old age. Deceased was about 78 years old. She has resided in North 
Dakota since the early 80's, residing at Wahpeton. Later she moved to the Murphy home- 

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stead near Mantador, and the place has continued to be her home since. 

Funeral services will be held at the DeSilva home in Hankinson, Friday at 1 o'clock. 
Rev. Osbom conducting the services. Burial will be in the Moore Cemetery near Wahpeton. 

********** Janxiary 11, 1940 

BROTHERS DENY BODY IN MORGUE JOHN WORKER'S 

Relatives of John Womer, one of the two men missing after the disastrous Marlborough 
Hotel fire, said Monday they believed his body was in the ruins of the three story building. 

Womer 's four brothers insisted that the only unidentified body at the Hennepin County 
Morgue was not their brother. 

Firemen said they were certain however, there were no more bodies in the ruins. 

********** January 11, 1940 

THIRD DEATH IN FAMILY IN TWO YEARS 

Mr. H. G. Halvorson received word Sunday telling of the death of his brother, Marcus, 
in Hollywood, at the age of 32 years. This makes the third time the Angel of Death has 
called on the Halvorson family, another brother and the father passing away within this 
short period. ********** January 11, 1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mike L. Fischer and his mother attended the funeral of John Hammerlick at Fairmount, 
ND., Wednesday. ********** January 11, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. G. NEUMANN 

"How quickly, ah, how suddenly may death be here and life be gone'.' The truth of this 
sentiment was again demonstrated in the passing from this life of Mrs- Gustave Neumann, on 
Maonday, Jan. 15th, 1940. 

Leona Bertha Dierks was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dierks and was bom at Eden, 
SD., on March 16th, 1917. Later she moved with her family to Wahpeton, and there she grew 
to womanhood. 

On June 4th, 1935, she was united in marriage with Mr. Gustave Neumann, the wedding 
taking place at Wahpeton. The young couple came to make their home in this community, living 
upon and operating the farm which is owned by the grooms mother, Mrs. Fred Neumann, located 
about 4 miles west of Hankinson. After living there several years, they built a home for 
themselves on a farm in the same vicinity and lived there for about a year. 

At the close of the year she was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital where an operation 
was resorted to in an effort to bring her relief from her suffering. There she passed away 
peacefully in the late hours of Monday, Jan. 15th, 1940, having attained the age of 22 years, 
and 10 months. 

Among those who deeply mourn her early passing are her husband, Gustave Neumann, her 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dierks, her mother-in-law, Mrs. Fred Neumann, her grandparents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heincke, seven sisters, two brothers. 

Funeral services are to be held on Friday, Jan. 19th, beginning at 1:45 PM at the 
Wipperman Chapel and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Interment will be made 
in Emmanuel Cemetery south of this city. Rev. Eyrich will officiate at the services. 

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The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing husband and other relatives 
in their sad bereavement. 

********** January 18, 1940 

OBITUARY 

Miss Zilphy Murphy passed away at 6:30 Wednesday evening, January 10th, at the Brown 
Hospital at Hankinson, ND., and her funeral services were held at the DeSilva residence on 
January 12th, at 1 o'clock and burial in the Moore Cemetery on the Wild Rice. 

Miss Zilphy Murphy was bom in Michigan on Dec, 10th, 1862. When she was about 7 years 
old, her parents moved to Sauk Centre, MN, Here she lived until she was 13 years old, when 
the family came west in 1875, and her father took up a homestead near where the town of 
Mantador now is. They were the first settlers in that part of the county and for many years 
lived the farthest west of any of the settlers there. 

Miss Murphy was one of a large family, almost all of whom have passed away. She was 
her father's helper on the farm and experienced all of the hardships of pioneer life. 

She always had a great love for her North Dakota home and lived on it all of her life 
after she came to North Dakota.... 64 years. 

For the last 25 years she has lived alone. The death of her sister, Mrs. DeSilva, was 
a great shock to her, and soon after that death, she became ill and was brought to Hankin- 
son, where she died on January 10th, 1940. 

She is survived by a sister, of Sisseton, SD. 

********** January 18, 1940 

PIONEER RANKS THINNED BY DEATH 

Death once more decreased the rapidly thinning ranks of the pioneers of this section 
when, shortly after midnight of Sunday, Wm. Medenwaldt was suddenly and unexpectedly called 
by the Angel of Death. Though he had been failing for many months, he, nevertheless, had 
been up and around all day Sunday, enjoying the company of relatives and friends, seeminly in 
better health than in weeks past. At about half past twelve that night he was found dead. 
He attained an age of 77 years, 8 months and 11 days. 

William Medenwaldt was bom on May 11th, 1862, at Stettin, in Pommerania, Germany. 
Following the example of so many of the Germans of that time he left the fatherland coming 
to America in 1883, finding employment on farms of this section. 

He was married to Miss Frnma Krueger, daughter of Michael Kmeger, with whom he, a little 
more than three years ago, celebrated his Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

Fourteen children were bom to the couple, of whom three died in early infancy, and one, 
Mrs. Edna Ambach, passed away about twelve years ago. The following survive, besides his 
wife, Ella, Mrs. Wm. Bladow; Otto; Martha, Mrs. C. Sherman, Victor, SD.; Richard, Lidger- 
wood; Lena, Mrs. Alfred Bohn, Great Bend; Erma, Mrs. Nick Ehr, Jessup, lA. ; Alfred, Hankin- 
son; Ewald, White Rock, SD.; Arthur, White Rock, SD.; Selma, Mrs. Peter Bommersbach; 42 grand- 
children, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 half brothers, Ben Medenwaldt, Hoquiam, WA. ; Emil, of this 

^The funeral took place this afternoon (Thursday) from the local Lutheran Church, with 

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Rev. Klausler in charge. Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 

********** January 25, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR LEONARD E. BRESNAHAN 

Leonard E. Bresnahan, son of Mrs. Martina Bresnahan, passed away at his home at 3 AM., 
Friday, of a heart attack. 

Funeral services were conducted at St. Philip's Church at 10 AM., Fr. Schuh conducting 
the services. Pallbearers were his cousins, Frank Bresnahan, Harry Bresnahan, Gordon Bres- 
nahan, Edward Felton, Raymond Felton, Chester Felton. 

Leonard was bom at New Effington, SD., on April 14th, 1914, and was 25 years, 9 months 
old at the time of his death. Surviving to mourn their loss are: his mother, two sisters 
and one brother, Elmer and Jeanette at home and Mrs. Herbert Marquette, of Tenney, MN. His 
father preceeded him in death three years ago. 

********** January 25, 1940 

CLARENCE KLEIN POISON VICTIM 

Clarence E. Klein, 65, of Fairmount, died Thursday night. Coroner L. E. Lester said 
an inquest was unnecessary, as it was a clear case of suicide. 

The man had taken the potion in the rear room of the harness shop, and then laid down 
on the couch, where death occurred. A daughter and two brothers survive. Deceased formerly 
farmed near Sonora. ********** January 25, 1940 

FORMER HANKINSON PASTOR'S WIFE DIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. Hans C. Juell, of Preston Lake, SD., wife of a former Hanklnson Congregational 

Church pastor, died Tuesday. Rev. Juell was pastor here from 1914 to 1918. Her husband 

and two sons. Rev. Lawrence Juell, of Litchfield, OH., and Edward, and a daughter. Bertha, 

at Oberlin (Ohio) College survive. 

********** January 25, 1940 

IMPROVEMENT REPORTED IN KJELSTRUP'S CONDITION 

After a critical four day illness the condition of Mr. Ame Kjelstrup is reported to 

be greatly improved. Monday, Mr. Kjelstrup 's condition was critical and the oxygen tent from 

Wahpeton was brought here to help him battle the serious effects of a heart ailm.ent and a 

serious cold. 

Miss Petra Kjelstrup, of Elbow Lake, C. P. Kjelstrup, of Minot, and Crist Kjelstrup, of 

Bismarck, arrived Monday to be at the bedside of their brother, Mr. Ame Kjelstrup. 

********** January 25, 1940 

OLE ADNE DIED 

After an illness of nearly ten years and having been bed-ridden for over a year, Mr. 
Ole J. Aune, of the State Line community, died late Wednesday evening, January 17th, at 
the age of 77 years, 4 months and 10 days. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21st at the Walla Lutheran Church, Rev. R. 
C. Holm officiating. ********** January 25, 1940 



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WAR VETERAN DIED 

HAMMER S. W. Birdsell, the oldest inhabitant of Minnesota Township and veteran of 

the Civil War, died at his home in section 29, Minnesota Township, early Monday morning, 
January 15th, 1940 

Mr. Birdsell was bom in Ontario, Canada, on June 14th, 1845, and was therefore at the 
time of his death 94 years and 7 months old. 

********** January 25, 1940 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nerison and Mrs. Margaret Nerison, left Monday for 

Duluth, called there by the death of the latter 's brother-in-law. 

********** January 25, 1940 

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS HOME BELOVED CITIZEN 

Mr. Ame Kjelstrup Succumbs Following Week's Illness 

THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS ATTEND TO PAY SOLEMN HONOR AT FUNERAL TUESDAY 

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A real loss was sustained by the city of Hankinson and the entire community, when Ame 
Kjelstrup, for many years a leading businessman of the city, was called from the scene of 
"bis earthly life last Saturday evening. Many hearts, which now hold him in loving and 
appreciative memory, were anxious during the time of the brief illness which preceeded his 
death and the news of his passing was received thruout the community with sincere sorrow. 

Ame Kjelstrup was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kjelstrup and was born in Christ ian- 
sund, Norway, on May 6th, 1878. When he was eight years old he came to America with his 
parents. They came at first to Erdahl, MN., but soon moved on to Hoffman, MN., where they 
established their home. 

In September of 1905, Mr. Kjelstrup came to Hankinson entering into a business partner- 
ship with Mr. Otto Lindeke, and continuing therein for about 13 years. On August 12th, 1908 
he was united in marriage with Miss Clara Heling, who survives him. 

In 1918 his business partnership was dissolved and for a year after that Mr. Kjelstrup 
lived in Portland, OR. Then he returned to Hankinson and again entered into business as 
Kjelstrup and Company. This partnership was dissolved when the building was destroyed by 
fire in 1932. Rebuilding in 1933, Mr. Kjelstrup continued in business for himself until 
the time of his death. His last illness was of somewhat less than a week's duration. He 
passed away at his home in the city on Saturday evening, January 27th, 1940, at 11:10 PM. 
He attained the age of 61 years, 9 months and 21 days. 

He leaves to moum him, his sorrowing wife, Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup; two sisters. Miss 
Petra, of Elbow Lake, MN., and Mrs. R. G. Glarum, of McClusky, ND.; three brothers, Krist, 
of Bismarck, ND.; Carlvig, of Minot, ND. ; and Edgar, of Parshall, ND.; five nephews, two 
nieces; other relatives and a large number of friends. 

Mr. Kjelstrup was a faithful member of Emmanuel Evangelical Church, of the Commercial 
Club, of Hankinson, and of the Masonic Lodge No. 57. He loved and was beloved by his fell- 
owmen and gave wholehearted support to every movement to improve the lot of man. His truly 

good life will long remain a blessed memory to many. 

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Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 30th, beginning at 1:45 PM., at the house 
of mourning and continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Interment was made in the Emm- 
anuel Cemetery near this city. 

The hearts of the community go out in sympathy to Mrs. Kjelstrup and the other relatives 
in their sad bereavement. 

Active pallbearers were John Linehan, S. J. Backer, Joe Rindt, Otto Bladow, John A. 
Roth, L. K, Vick. 

Honorary pallbearers were F. 0. Healy, M. A. Wipperman, Sr., C. 0. Weston, Paul Kinn 
Otto Lindeke, Dr. E, J. Beithon, Dick Bellin, Frank Peitz and Tom Schramm. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
MR. ARNE KJELSTRUP 

With the untimely passing of such men as Mr. Ame Kjelstrup we come to a keen apprec- 
iation of the fact that a very notable number of citizens. . .the men who have contributed 
immensely to the developing. Improving and leading our community, must go the way of all 
flesh. 

History records how well he met up with his responsibilities. An immigrant lad, he 
came to America. He faced his trials, and they were many, with a determination and a will 
to succeed, where many would have turned back, and did. From this proving ground he emerg- 
ed a splendid citizen, and has left his imprint upon the progress and development that has 
come to us. He had faith and he carried on, and while he may not have realized how great 
was his contributions, we who here have followed him have come to a deeper understanding 
of his real worth. 

Mr. Kjelstrup served notably. In periods of uncertainty and depression he was one of 
the first to evidence his abiding faith in the community by stepping forth into a period of 
progress. 

His charitable work among the unfortunate was always liberal, always unextentat ious , 
but it alleviated poignant suffering in a great many homes. His activities in behalf of 
the youth of the community was exemplary. Always a leading spirit in any youth movement, 
he especially directed his energy and material support toward the organization of a fine 
juvenile band. 

Mr. Kjelstrup 's leadership in business was backed by donations to every cause which 
deserved consideration because of the potential benefit to the citizens of the community. 
An upstanding, conscientious Christian, whose example can be accepted by all, as that which 
is good and followed as a light which shines in the dark and leads to a better, brighter life. 

Success in a material way came to him, but success in an even greater measure came to 
him through the fact that his fellow citizens honored him and revered him as one who served 
his fellow beings. ********** February 1, 19A0 

SALESMAN, WELL KNOWN HERE, DIED SUNDAY 
Mr. H. F. Rohr, salesman for the Allis-Chalmers Co., and exceptionally well known and 
liked here, died Sunday night at the Breckenridge Hospital from pneumonia. 

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February 1, 19'tO 
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MRS. LENA MEYER OF FAIRMOUNT DIED 

Mrs. Lena Meyer, well known and respected woman passed away at her home Monday, Jan. 
22nd, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted from St. Anthony's Church 
at Fairmount at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with Rev. Father Bierens officiating and burial 
was in the church cemetery at Fairmount. 

Lena Hosch was bom May 14th, 1875, at Calvary, WI., and came to Richland County with 
her parents when a child three years old. She was married in 1893 at Wahpeton to Mathias 
Meyer. Mr. Meyer died 18 years ago. 

She is survived by 13 children. They are: Gilbert, of Hankinson; Matt of Fairmount; 
Mrs. James (Anna) Brandenberg, Armstrong, lA. ; Mrs. Herman (Gertrude) Moeller, Rudolph, 
Jake, Nick, Mrs. A. Ennen (Margaret) and Frank, all of Fairmount; Alvis, Fairmount; Mike, 
Los Angeles; Leo, Fairmount, and Leona, Fairmount. A daughter, Agnes, preceeded her mother 
in death. Frank, Nick, Leo and Lena are at home. A sister, Mrs. Rudolph Zentgraf lives 
in Wahpeton, and there are 29 grandchildren surviving. 

********** February 1, 1940 

DEATH TAKES HEAVY TOLL IN COMMUNITY 
Mrs. George Goff Passed Away Friday Night 

Mrs. George Goff passed away February 2nd, at 9:18 PM., at her home in this city, death 
following an illness dating from April. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 5th, at St. 
Philip's Church, at 10 o'clock, Fr. Jos. Studnicka conducting Requiem Mass. Interment was 
in Calvary Cemetery. 

Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schramm, was bom at Eden Valley, MN., April 17th, 
1894, and with her parents came to Hankinson in 1902. On January 10, 1916, she was united 
in marriage to George Goff, and they moved to Havana, ND., where they made their home until 
they returned to Hankinson in 1926. 

Mrs. Goff was employed as clerk in the Kjelstrup store, where through her pleasing pers- 
onality and accomodating disposition, she made a host of friends who mourn her demise, and 
with her suffered during her long, painful illness. Throughout this travail, with Christian 
fortitude, she bore her burdens, and sought only to lessen the grief of friends and relat- 
ives. 

Surviving are her husband, George Goff, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schramm, four 
brothers, John, Tom, William and Dan; three sisters. Sister M. Irene, 0. S. B., Urbank, MN., 
Sister M. Cleopha, 0. S. B., St. Cloud, MN., and Mrs. I. A, Smith, Fairmount, ND. 

The death of Mrs. Goff was the first in the immediate family of the Schramms in 49 years. 
E. W. Green, John Roth, John Scheller, Mike and Joe Bimbaum and Gregory Bauer were the pall- 
bearers. ********** February 8, 1940 

YOUTHFUL WALLMAN GIRL DIED OF RHEUMATIC FEVER 

Deep sorrow entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Wallman and family, about four 
miles southwest of Hankinson, when after an illness of a number of weeks, Loretta passed 
into Eternity on Friday afternoon of last week. 

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Loretta Clara Ella Wallman was bom near Hanklnson on September 22nd, 1924. She was 
baptized on October 12th of the same year by Rev. C. Oberdoester. On March 21, 1937, she was 
was received into communicant membership with the Emmanuel Evangelical Church of this city, 
by the rite of Confirmation, administered to her as a member of the confirmation class of 
that year. She attended the public school of Hankinson. 

After having suffered severe sieges of illness several times during recent years, she 
became ill again on January 10th of this year. She passed away on the afternoon of Friday, 
Feb. 2nd, 1940, having attained the age of 15 years, 4 months and 11 days. 

She leaves to mourn her, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Wallman, five sisters and 
two brothers, her grandmother, Mrs. Fred Neumann, 12 uncles, 7 aunts, 26 cousins and other 
relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 5th, 1940, beginning at the home at 1:20 in 
the afternoon and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Rev. Eyrich officiated 
at the services. Interment was made in Emmanuel Cemetery. 

The sorrowing relatives may be assured of the sincere sjnnpathy of a wide circle of 
friends in their bereavement. 

* ********* February 8, 1940 

MIKE GINSBACH FUNERAL HELD 

Death called Michael Ginsbach Sunday afternoon at 3 PM. , following a short illness of 
pneumonia, during which time he was receiving treatment in a local hospital. 

Mr. Ginsbach was bom in Germany, August 9, 1864. In 1918, he came to Hankinson from 
Elm Wood, WI., where he was engaged in carpentry and farming. He married Mrs. Veronica Reinke 
on May 3rd, 1918, and since made his home in this community. He leaves to mourn him, his 
sorrowing wife, Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach, 6 step-sons and 5 step-daughters, one preceeded him 
in death. Mrs. Ernest Ambach, of Hankinson, Mrs, Morris O'Donell, of Glencoe, XN., Mrs. Roy 
Early, of Mooreton, Miss Elsie Reinke, of Grand Forks, Miss Jean Reinke, of Mooreton, Edward 
and Arnold Reinke, of Mantador, Joe and Matt Rkinke, of Mooreton, Raymond Reinke, of Fargo, 
Leonard Reinke, at home. He also leaves to moum his adopted grandson, Lewis Ginsbach. 

Pallbearers were his six stepsons, Honorary pallbearers were Wm. Frundt, Tom MacKove, 
of Fairmount, Jake Hentz, Tom and Joe Jereszek, of Lidgerwood and Joe Gruba. 

Funeral services were held at 11 AM., Wednesday from St. Philip's Church, Fr. Studnicka 
conducting the services. ********** February 8, 1940 

CARL NELSON DIED IN SISSETON 

Mr. Carl Nelson, residing two miles south of the State Line, died Tuesday at the Sisse- 
ton Hospital, where he had been taken following a stroke. 

Funeral services will be held at his home church in Roberts County, Saturday afternoon. 
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife and several grown children. 

********** February 15, 1940 

VANDERWERFF FUNERAL 
The funeral services for Mr. Charles Vanderwerff on Friday was largely attended. Rev. 

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Myers in charge of the services gave a comforting message to the sorrowing family and 

friends. A choir, consisting of Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Green, Mr. Bickerdike and Mr. Sanders 

sang several beautiful hymns. Mrs. Alfred Biggs at the piano. The remains were laid to 

rest at White Rock. ^^^^^^^^^ 

********** February 22, 19A0 

OLAF HANSON DIES- 

Olaf Hanson, farmer of three miles south of Dalberg Siding, suffered a stroke while 
on his way to work on WPA Monday, from which he died suddenly. His wife noticed him fall 
in a snow bank. 

Mr. Hanson was a Legionaire, about 55 years old, and is survived by his widow and sev- 
eral children. ********** Februarv 22. 1940 

R. E. SMITH, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT DIED AT DICKINSON 
Was With Local Schools For Over 17 Years 
R. E. Smith, 59, history instructor at the Dickinson State Teacher's College since 
1927, died of heart and kidney ailments Saturday in a hospital in Dickinson. He had been 
ill since last summer. 

Services were held Monday in St. Patrick's Church with Rev. M. M. Schmidt officiating. 
Burial will be at Michigan, ND., his former home. 

Bom at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, he came to the United States in 
1903 and was high school principal in Michigan. He came to Hankinson in 1901 ( ?... should 
this be 1921 ?) and was principal of the local school for 17 years. He left here to accept 
a position at Dickinson where he remained until his death. 

Surviving are Mrs. Smith; three daughters, Mrs. H. R. Lamb, of Michigan; Mrs. E. T. 
O'Conner, of Evanston, IL., and Mrs. R. T. Kiley, of Janesville, WI.; two sons, R. H. Smith 
of Cleveland, OH., and William E. Smith, of Dickinson, and two sisters, Mrs. John F. Trainer 
of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Henry Conolly, of Charlottetown. 

********** February 22, 1940 

STATE LINE MAN DIED IN SISSETON 
Joe Danek Funeral Will Be Held Saturday at Home 
Joe Danek, 52, of the State Line, died at the Sisseton Hospital early this morning. 
Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Falk 
officiating. Interment will be at the Bohemian Cemetery. 

********** February 29, 1940 

NEW EFFINGTON A large crowd attended the funeral of Carl Nelson at the Ferkinstad 

Church, south of Hammer, last Saturday. 

********** February 29, 1940 

HERMAN MANSKE FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Mr. Herman Manske, of Great Bend, died Wednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock while deliver- 
ing milk on his route. Apparently in good health he had reached the home of Mrs. Ida Ambach, 
when he collapsed. Alvin Ambach took him to his home but he passed away half an hour later. 



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Mr. Manske was 50 years old. He leaves to mourn his wife and one son, Willert, of 
Breckenridge, and Mrs. Eldon Thiel, at home. Also two grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Trinity Lutheran Church. 

********** March 7, 1940 

MRS. WM. VEDDER DIED TODAY 
Mrs. Wm. Vedder, pioneer lady of Hankinson, died today at the Brown Hospital, following 
an illness of more than a year's duration. 

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock and then at the Lutheran Church, 
Sunday afternoon. Rev. Klausler officiating. 

An obituary for this Christian pioneer will be published in next week's paper. 

********** March 7, 1940 

BODY OF WORNER IS IDENTIFIED 
E. G. Womer, of Wheaton, MN., left for Minneapolis, Monday, for the purpose of identi- 
fying a body taken from the Marlborough Hotel fire of January 19th, when 19 persons lost 
their lives. 

The body, listed as "John Doe, No. 69," was the last of the unclaimed bodies, and was 
claimed by A. G. Womer, of Minneapolis, as well as E. G. of Wheaton. The remains were 
cremated. ********** March 7, 1940 

CAYUGA WOMAN DIED IN CRASH 
Mrs. Rose Stencil, about 45, of Cayuga, ND., was killed Monday and her son, Franklin, 
received a skull fracture when their auto collided with a gravel truck near Britton, SD. 
The accident occurred as the woman was being brought to the Britton clinic for medical 
treatment. Ervin Bredberg, of Kidder, driver of the truck, was only slightly hurt. Fog 
was blamed for the collision. ********** March 7, 1940 

MOTHER OF MR. ALDRICH DIED IN CALIFORNIA 
Mr. L. E. Aldrich received the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs. L. J. Aldrich, 
March 1st, at Glendive, CA. Mrs. Aldrich had been ill for some time. She was quite well 
known In Hankinson where she had visited at different times. 

********** March 7, -1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Kinn left Sunday for Garden City, SD., to attend the funeral of 
Mr. Haugen, which was held on Monday, Mrs. Kinn remained for a week's visit. 

********** March 7, 1940 

SOO TRAIN HITS AUTO 
Isador Irion and W. P. Issak, two farmers of Kulm, enroute to a farm near Cathay, were 
killed by a Soo Line train, Friday, when the engine crashed into their car. 

********** March 7, 1940 

ERICK BERGQUIST DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON For Mr. Erick Bergquist, who has lived near New Effington for nearly 

45 years, the end came quickly and without warning Friday evening, Feb. 23rd, as he was 
rising to go to his supper. ********** March 7, 1940 

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MRS. WM. VEDDER 

Mrs. Wm. Vedder, nee Emilie Winter, was bom August 16th, 1853 in Pommerania, Germany. 
In the early spring of 1871 she came to the United States to Janesville, WI. On Oct. 12th, 
of that year she was married to Wm. Vedder, who had immigrated to the United States in the 
same year. Eleven children were bom to the couple, of whom three preceeded the mother 
into eternity. 

In April, 1879, she came with her husband to Dakota Territory, settling on the home- 
stead northwest of town. There they remained until the fall of 1912, when they moved to 
town. 

Mrs. Vedder died Thursday, March 7th, after an illness of many months. Funeral ser- 
vices were conducted Sunday from the Lutheran Church, burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery 
north of town. 

Thus ended the life of another of our hardy pioneers, who had endured the hardships 
of life in the deep woods of Wisconsin and on the lone prairies of North Dakota. Death 
broke up a remarkable married life these two having been married for nearly 67 years. 

Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, William, Mrs. Amanda 
Korth, Mrs. Mathilda Stach, Fred, of St. Ansgar, lA. , Robert, Mrs. Anna Krahn, Osage, lA., 
Mrs. Minnie Kirchgatter, of St. Ansgar, lA. , and by 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grand- 
children. 

Pallbearers were Emil Korth, Milton Vedder, Grin Vedder, Carlton Vedder, Rud. Stach 

and Raymond Bladow. 

********** March 14, 1940 

MR. HERMAN MANSKE 

Herman Manske was bom July 14th, 1889, at Gillett, WI. In 1903 he was confirmed 
in the German Lutheran faith in Wisconsin and at the age of 16 came to Richland County, 
settling in the Great Bend vicinity. On Nov. 6th, 1912, he was married to Hilda Bohn, of 
Great Bend. They resided on a farm here until his death. 

He leaves to mourn: his wife, one son, Willert, one daughter, (Pearl) Mrs. Elden 
Thiele, two grandchildren, three brothers, Alfred, Walter and Edward, of Wisconsin, and 
three sisters; Mrs. H. C. Mittag, of Great Bend, Mrs. Bertha Mittag, of Wisconsin, and 
Elizabeth Manske. A large number of people attended the funeral services at the Trinity 
Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 PM., to pay their last respects to a much loved 
friend and to extend their deepest sympathy to the grieving family. Interment was made in 
the Lutheran Cemetery with Rev. J. Rengstorf officiating. 

The relatives who attended from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Manske, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed. Manske, Mr. and Mrs. Fischer, all of Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schroeder, Mrs. 
Gust Schroeder, Mrs. John Strissel, Mrs. Rose and son, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mohs and Mr. and 
Mrs. Alvin Schulz, all of Fergus Falls. 

Pallbearers were six nephews,, Herman Gollnick, Harry Bohn, Urban and Wilbur Bohn, Vilas 

Mittag and Alvin Schulz. Flower girls were nieces, Mrs. George Kath, Mrs. Dave Mittag, 

Miss Elaine Bohn and Mrs. Walter Mohs. 

********** March 14, 1940 

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MIKE WALLOCH 

LIDGERWOOD Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kackman and Mrs. Adolph Thielman went to Minneapolis 

Saturday to attend the funeral of their father, Mike Wallock, a former resident of Lidger- 
wood. ********** March 14, 1940 

BOY DROWNED AT BRECKENRIDGE SATURDAY 
An all night search resulted in the finding of the body of Eugene Ridtke, 8, who broke 
through the ice in the Ottertail River at Bredkenridge, Saturday. The body was found 10' 
from where it went down. Victim was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ridtke, Great Northern eng- 
ineer. Three drownings have occurred in Breckenridge this winter. 

********** March 14, 1940 

GEORGE KURZ DIED AT ANNADALE 
Mr. John Stenger received the sad news of the death of his nephew, George Kurz at 
Annadale, MN. Death was due to heart failure on Sunday morning. This is the 7th death of 
Mr. Stenger's immediate relatives within a year. The funeral was held Tuesday. 

********** March 21, 1940 

T. STAGEBERG DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .The community was grieved to hear of the passing of Thomas Stageberg, 
who passed away at the Olaf Stageberg home, Thursday afternoon. We express sympathy to 

the bereaved family. j.^^^^^^^^^ „ ^ ~, ,r^, ^ 

' ********** March 21, 1940 

HERB EBEL DIED 

Herb Ebel, Lidgerwood farmer, died Wednesday in the Dunseith Sanitarium. 

Mr. Ebel had been confined in the Sanitariun for more than a year. The body arrived 
in Hankinson this morning. ********** March 28, 1940 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. TOMAJER 

D. Tomajer, long time resident of Hankinson, died at his home in this city Friday, 
March 22nd, after a year's illness. 

Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Catholic Church with Rev. Jos. F. 
Studnicka conducting the services. 

D. Tomajer was bom in Broenthal, Austria in 1871. He was married in that -country and 
in 1902 the family immigrated to the United States, coming to North Dakota to make their 
home. 

Surviving are two sons, John, of Hankinson and Joe, of Cutbank, MT. His wife preceed- 
ed him in death in 1935. ********** March 28, 1940 

HAMMER. .. .Paul Rudolph received the sad news last Friday that his aged mother had died 
at her home in Waseca, MN. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph and John Stolz left last Saturday for Was- 
eca to attend the funeral. ********** March 28, 1940 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellingson passed away on 
Tuesday afternoon. ********** March 28, 1940 

MRS. CARL STACH DIED SATURDAY 
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was again demonstrated to the people of this community in the passing of Mrs. Carl Stach, 
pioneer resident of this section of North Dakota. 

While apparently enjoying her usual health, Mrs. Stach suddenly collapsed while going 
about her housework in her home in this city on Wednesday noon of last week. In spite of 
every effort that was made on her behalf, she passed away less than three days later. Her 
death, which came as a shock to all who knew her, is an especially heavy blow to her aged 
husband, to her children and other members of the relationship. They may be assured of the 
sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement. 

Jennie Marquette was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Marquette and was born at 
Chippewa Falls, WI., on April 15th, 1872. While still at home, she lived for longer and 
shorter periods of time in Iowa and South Dakota. In 1879 the family came to North Dakota 
by covered wagon. After living for a short time near what is now Mantador, they took up 
their residence on a farm about four miles west of Hankinson. 

On November 24th, 1891, she was united in marriage to Mr. Carl Stach, the ceremony 
being performed by Rev. Hinck. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Stach moved on a farm 
about 5 miles northwest of Hankinson, where they continued to live until last fall, when 
they moved to Hankinson. Mrs. Stach passed away early on the morning of Saturday, March 
30th, 1940, having attained the age of 67 years, 11 months and 15 days. 

She leaves to mourn her: her husband, Mr. Carl Stach, nine sons, Theodore, Edwin, Robert, 
and Harry, of Hankinson; Arthur and Leonard, of Spokane, WA. ; William of Minneapolis; Carl, 
Jr., of St. Paul; and Elmer, of Barney, ND.; three daughters; Mrs. Minnie Tayer, Union Gap, 
WA. Mrs. Anna Steinwehr, of Hankinson, and Mrs. Agnes Brunkhorst, of Barney. Ker son, 
Walter, preceeded her in death on January 29th, 1934. She also leaves four brothers and 
two sisters, William, of Gladstone, MI., Ralph, of Vancouver, WA. ; Fred of Parker, SD., 
Dave, of Rutland, ND., Josephine, of Oakland, CA. , and Gertrude, of Spokane, WA. , twenty- 
five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 1940, beginning at 2 o'clock at Emm- 
anuel Evangelical Church after a brief service at the home. Interment was made in Emman- 
uel's Cemetery near this city. Rev. Eyrich officiated at the services. The sympathy 
of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives. 

********** April 4, 1940 

YOUNG LAD KILLED BY AUTO ON NO. 13 

Dale Kiem, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kiem, of Wahpeton, died of injuries 
suffered at 4 PM., Tuesday when struck by a car driven by Donald Bishop, of Wyndmere. 

Dale rode from the Four Mile School, west of Wahpeton, with Mrs. Alvin Griepentrog 
and her four children, of Great Bend, who were enroute home from Wahpeton. Mrs. Griepen- 
trog stopped at the Ott Witt farm, east of the school on Highway #13, where Dale's father 
was to call for him. The boy walked around the rear of the Griepentrog car and was struck 
by Bishop's machine, being hurled into a ditch full of water. Believed to have suffered 
compound fractures and a broken neck, he died a half hour later in the Witt home. Bishop 

was not held. 

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Besides his parents. Dale leaves a brother, Raymond, 13. 

********** April A, 1940 

BROTHER OF MRS. E. A. LEA DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lea left Wednesday for Mather, Wisconsin, where they were called 

by the death of Mrs. Lea's brother, Mr. I. N. Dewey, who died Tuesday. 

********** April 4, 1940 

JOSEPH FRAZER, FORMER RESIDENT, DIED 

This item will be of interest to some of the older residents of Hankinson. 

Joseph Frazer passed away on March 29th, at St. Cloud, MN., after a short illness. 

He was bom near Comwell, Ontario, Canada, and was about 80 years old. He was a resident 

of Hankinson for 20 years, making his home with the M. A. McDonald family. He left here 

about 15 years ago and had made his home at St. Cloud since that time. 

Old Hankinson friends attending the funeral at The Holy Angels Church were Mr. and 

Mrs. Joseph Lenzen, Mrs. Leo Lenzen, Mrs. A. W. McDonald, of St. Cloud, and Mrs. 0. H. 

Kahler, of Minneapolis. 

********** April 4 1940 

Mrs. J. C. Kjos, Secretary of the Richland County Nonpartisan League Committee, was 
injured, not critically, in an auto accident Friday afternoon in which Mrs. Mary Bumette, 
Fargo President of the Statewide Benevolent Society was killed. 

In the car were Loretta Schaffer, Fargo, Carl Anderson, Page, Mrs. Kjos and Mrs. Bum- 
ette. The car in which the group were riding collided with a truck near Medina, ND. The 
five were returning from Steele, ND., where they had attended the funeral services for Mrs. 
Helga Kolstad, President of the North Dakota Nonpartisan Women's Clubs. 

********** April 4, 1940 

TOM JERESZKE DIED 
Word was received in the city that Mr. Tom Jereszke died at his home near Stiles 
today. ********** April 11, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. GILBERT BEITO 
Gilbert Beito died at his home three miles south of New Effington Sunday night, at 
the age of 74 years. 

Funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday, and from the Zion 
Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hougen conducting the services. Mrs. Ewald Medenwaldt, of Vic- 
tor, is a daughter of the deceased. 

********** April 11, 1940 

WM. STEIN DIED 
Mrs. Robert Mohs received word Monday morning that her father, Wm. Stein, of Fergus 
Falls, had passed away Monday morning at 3 o'clock. Funeral services will be held there 
Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Stein has many other relatives residing in this community. 

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MRS. JOS. BERG DIED TODAY 
Mrs. Joseph Berg died at her home in this city at 5 o'clock today. Deceased was 
75 years of age. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Philip's Church, 
with burial in the Fairmount Catholic Cemetery. 

Mrs. Berg was bom in Indiana, later moving to Missouri, from where she came to Rich- 
land County, settling near Sonora.- An obituary will be published ;next week. 

*********** 

GIRL WHO RESIDED IN CITY KILLED IN WAR 

Death from the air during one of the many bombing raids of the Russian-Flemish War 
was the tragic fate meted out to a young lady who resided in Hankinson in 1922, and also 
death to her mother in the same raid. 

Victims were Aili Kankkunen, 36, and her mother. They were trapped in their burning 
home in Koubala, Finland, on February 19th, after a devastating bombardment of incendiary 
bombs destroyed their home and the city. Her father received injuries in the same raid. 

News of the tragic death came to Mr. and Mrs. M. Granell, of this city, April 13th, 
from an elder sister who posted the letter on March 2nd. 

Miss Kankkunen came to Hankinson in 1922 and spent a year at the M. Granelll home, and 
a goodly number of our people became acquainted with the 18 year old girl during this time. 

As the devastating war in Europe and Scandinavia progresses we are certain that many 
of our citizens who have relatives in the warring countries will be disheartened with very 
sad news in the coming months . 



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April 18, 1940 



NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Francis Benson and son left Saturday morning for Roslyn 
called there by the death of Mrs. Benson's Aunt and also a cousin. They returned home 
Monday evening. ********** April 18, 1940 

GORDON J. BURROWS DIED 
Mrs. Charles Falk received the news of the death of her nephew, Gordon John Burrows, 
at Sheyenne, ND., Monday. John was 9 months old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burrows. 
He is survived by his parents and two brothers and two sisters. 

********** April 18, 1940 

HAMMER Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fladland, Lynn Fladland and their father, Andrew Fladland, 

returned home from Hannaford, ND., Thurday, where they had attended the funeral services 
for John Fladland, a brother of Andrew Fladland. 

John Fladland died while on a visit with relatives at Billings, MT., and the remains 
were shipped back to his old home at Hannaford for burial. 

********** April 18, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. PAUL STRUBEL 
Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Strubel were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock 

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from Che home and at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical Church in Great Bend, with Rev. Hoy 
officiating. Burial was in Great Bend. 

Mrs. Strubel had been ill for the past six years. She was active in church affairs and 
is well known all over eastern and central Richland County. She was bom June 1, 1876, 
at Great Bend, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stoltenow, early pioneers of Great Bend 
Territory. 

After her marriage to Paul Sttubel, the couple made their home on a farm south of 
Great Bend, which they owned and operated until about 20 years ago when they came to Wah- 
peton. 

She is survived by her husband and three children. They are: Robert, of Great Bend, 
Mrs. Simon Dosch, of Great Bend, Mrs. Emil Mitzel, of Great Bend. Two brothers, Herman 
Stoltenow, of Great Bend, and William Stoltenow, of Yakima, WA., also survive. 

********** April 25, 1940 

MRS. ERNESTINE STREGE DIED TODAY 

Mrs. Ernestine Strege (nee Bohn) passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bohn, 
in Great Bend, early this morning, following a serious illness of more than ten weeks. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the home at Great Bend at 12:30 
and at the Lidgerwood Lutheran Church at 2 PM. Reverends Cloeter and Rengstorf will off- 
iciate. 

Deceased was bom in Brandenburg, Germany, on June 9th, 1856, later coming to the 
United States. She settled in Wisconsin, and there married John Strege on March 6th, 1874. 
Her husband preceeded her in death in August of 1932. 

A more complete obituary will be available next week. 

********** April 25, 19A0 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Eric Fenske received word Tuesday from Willmar, MN. , that the 
the latter's mother, Mrs. Rhode, died that day of a stroke. Mr. and Mrs. Fenske motored 
to Willmar on Wednesday. *j,******** ^pj.^^ 25, 1940 

GREAT BEND. . . .Adolph Ziegelman received word from Garfield, MN., Saturday morning. 
Chat Grandma Briske died Friday at her home near Garfield. She was 81 years old on April 
16th. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Those who motored to Garfield Mon- 
day Co accend Che funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziegelman and Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Otto 
Ziegelman, August Ziegelman and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman. 

********** April 25, 1940 

Marion L. Studnicka returned Thursday from Kensal, ND., where she attended che funeral 
of Mrs. J. A. LaQua's mother, Mrs. Johanna Clancy, on Monday. 

********** April 25, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. AUG. BOHN 
Funeral services for Mrs. August Bohn, 93, who died on Friday evening at her home in 

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Great Bend, from heart trouble, incidental to her advanced years, were held Monday from 
the home and from the Lutheran Church in Great Bend. Rev. Rengstorf officiated. 

The aged woman is survived by four generations; six children, 20 grandchildren, 31 
great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. 

Albertina Friederika Hammermeister was bom in Pommeran, Germany, Sept. 14th, 1846, 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Hammermeister. She was confirmed in the Lutheran 
faith on Sept. 16, 1860, and was married to August Bohn on Oct. 16th, 1868, in Germany. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bohn came to America in 1872, and settled first in Wisconsin, coming 
to North Dokota in March of 1878. They established their home in the Great Bend vicinity 
and Mrs. Bohn has lived near or in Great Bend since. 

Surviving are four sons and two daughters: Theo. Bohn and Emil Bohn, of Great Bend, 
Mrs. Gust Stack, of Jamestown, Mrs. Gust Berg, of Billings, MT., Ludwig Bohn, of Wyndmere, 
and Reinhard, of Pompey's Pillar, MT. 

Preceeding Mrs. Bohn in death was her husband and four children; Mrs. Fred Werner, 

William Bohn, Emma Bohn and Amelia Bohn. 

********** May 2, 1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
BELFORD^. . .Mr. and Mrs. John Krause and Grandma Krause accompanied by Mrs. Albert Lelm 
motored to St. Joe., MN., Saturday morning where they attended the funeral of Mr. Arnold 
Bernard. They returned home the same night. 

********** May 2 1940 

HAMMER. .. .Eddie Anderson, of Wilmot, was killed about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon when 
he fell 30 feet from scaffolding at the Price elevator at Claire City. He was assisting 
in wrecking the elevator for John Dittes, of Corona, and fell inside a bin, breaking his 
neck. 

Deceased leaves a son, Duane, in this city; his mother, Mrs. Magnus Anderson, three 
brothers and one sister, at Hazel, ND. 

********** May 2, 1940 

HAMMER. .. .A stillborn baby came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olson last Saturday. 
Funeral services were conducted last Sunday at the Presbyterian Church at Claire City, Rev. 
McMartin officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery east of Claire City. 

********** May 2, 1940 

FAIRMOUNT PIONEER WOMAN DIED 
FAIRMOUNT. .. .Monday afternoon word came that Mrs. Anna L. Mergens, a resident of Fair- 
mount since 1895, had died. Mrs. Mergens had been confined to her home for some time. 

The family had conducted a drug store business in Fairmount since Mrs. Mergens and her 
husband, the late Peter Mergens, came to this community on July 4th, 1895. 

********** May 2, 1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF WHEATON PASTOR'S WIFE 

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Rev. and Mrs. Klausler on Monday afternoon attended the funeral of Mrs. E. C. Hall- 
stein, wife of the Lutheran pastor at Wheaton, who died suddenly this past Thursday, 
leaving four small children motherless. 

********** Hay 9 19^0 

CAYUGA ES-SERVICE MAN IS KILLED 

CAYUGA. .. .A reward of $100 is ready for any one who can provide information which 
will solve the hit and run death "early Sunday morning near Cayuga, ND., of Lawrence Slaby, 
48, of Cayuga, 

The reward was announced Tuesday by State's Attorney W. C, King, of Forman, ND., who 
said "We need the help of every law-abiding citizen in solving this crime and bringing 
about the arrest and conviction of the guilty person. " 

Slaby 's mangled body was found along the highway over the hill just south of 
Cayuga. Slaby was an ex-service man being the first Cayuga lad to enlist in the World 
War in 1917. He served with the 17th Inf. 

********** l^ay 9^ 1940 

FUNERAL SERVICES: MRS. CARL KRAUSE 

Funeral services were held at the Belford Church on Monday, May 6th, for Mrs. Carl 
Krause, who passtd away May 2nd. Rev. W. Cordts officiating. Pallbearers were six grand- 
sons, Rueben, Leander and Gordon Leim, Elmer and Alfred Krause and Wallace Bellin. She 
was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery. 

Mrs. Krause had been in ill health for a number of years, but just lately had been 
feeling quite well. On Sunday a week ago she attended the Confirmation services at the 
Belford Church, when two nephews and another lad for whom she had been sponser were among 
those confirmed. On Thursday she visited with her sister, Mrs. Aim, at Wahpeton. Seemingly 
in good health she retired to rest, chatting with her sister about plans for the morrow, 
but shortly after midnight, Friday morning. May 3rd, she entered that rest from which there 
is no awakening till the great day of resurrection. She had reached the age of 72 years, 
6 months and one day. 

Minna Krause, nee Herman, was bom at Adamsdorf , Brandenburg, Germany, on 'November 
2nd, 1867. She came to America in 1883 and on November 10th, 1887 was married to Carl 
Krause, of Belford Township. With him she shared joy and sorrow, labor and reward for 
almost 44 years until his death on August 4th, 1931. They first made their home near Web- 
ster, SD., moving to the farm near Mantador in 1904. Here she spent the rest of her life 
and here the large family was reared to man and womanhood. All of her twelve children are 
still living, eight sons, Robert, Arthur, John, Theodore, Charles, Walter, Harry and Law- 
rence, and four daughters, Hetty, Mrs. Albert Lelm; Martha, Mrs. Richard Bellin; Minnie, 
Mrs. Les Sands; Esther, Mrs. Herman Wenschlag. Besides these, she leaves to mourn her 
loss, forty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Mathilda 
Aim, of Wahpeton; Mrs. Amelia Bernard, of Cold Springs, MN.; and Mrs. Bertha Krause, of 
Webster, SD. 

We knew Mrs. Krause as a faithful church member, a sincere Christian, a true mother 

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to her large family, a real helpmeet to her husband, a good neighbor ever ready to help 
where help was needed. We believe we are voicing her thought when we pray with the poet: 

"Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes. Shine through the gloom and 
point me to the skies. 
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee. In life, in death, 
Lord, Abide with me." 

*********** Hay 9 19^0 

BELFORD. . . .The funeral services for Mrs. Carl Krause were held Monday afternoon. Those 
who came from a distance to attend were: Mrs. Wm. Krause, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith, Mr. John 
Smith, of Webster, SD.; Mrs. Henry Grody, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Machmiller, Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Krause, all of Bristol, SD., Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Halberlaben, Mr. 
and Mrs. Adolph Metz, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rana Haugen, of Roslyn, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krause 
and Carl Krause, of Waubay, SD., Mrs. Frank Wenslag, of Sisseton, SD., Mr. and Mas. Clarence 
Erickson, of Watertown, SD., Mrs. Lizzie Brandel, Mrs. Metta Vollmer, Mrs. Assness, all of 
Claire City, SD., Mrs. Arnold Bernard and Mr. and Mrs. Atfred Bernard, of Collegeville, MN., 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bernard, of Cold Springs, MN., Mr. L. Bernard, of Fairmount, ND., Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Lierman, of Kirk Haven, ND., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Payne, of Fargo, ND., Mrs. A. H. 
Aim, Mr. and Mas. D. S. Mcllwain, Mrs. Carl Witt and daughters, Billie and Mrs. Bob Keenen 
and Pat, Mrs. Cliff Mcllwain and Mrs. Walt Mcllwain, Mr. Arnold Olson, all of Wahpeton, ND., 
and Mrs. Wm. Pelvit, of Breckenridge, MN. 

********** Hs^y 9 1940 

TWO DEATHS OCCUR IN COMMUNITY 

Hilda Tina King, of this city, passed away Monday morning. May 14th, at the age of 
67 years, 2 months and 29 days, death occurring at the hospital, where she had been serious- 
ly ill for several months. 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon (today) with Rev. Osbom officiating. 

Hilda Tina Schroeder was bom Feb. 14th, 1873, at Mayville, WI., where she spent her 
early childhood. She moved to Richland County while still a young girl, with her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Johan Schroeder, who located on a homestead eight miles northwest of Hankinson. 

In 1895, she was united in marriage to Emmet A. King to which union two sons were bom, 
Harry E. and Chas. H. The family moved to Aberdeen SD., returning to Hankinson three years 
later where she was engaged in the restaurant business with her husband. Her husband pre- 
ceeded her in death January 6th, 1932. 

She leaves to mourn her death, two sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. King and 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. King, both of Hankinson, 6 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Chas. Hein, 
of Hankinson, one brother, Emil Schroeder, of Fairmount, besides nieces, nephews and num- 
erous other relatives. 

At her bedside at death were her sons, Harry E. and Chas. H. , and wife, also Mrs. Wm. 
Schaefer, Mrs. Ellis and nurse, Bonnie Letzel. 

Pallbearers were Alfred Hein, Chas. Schroeder, Anton Lenzen, Leonard Schafer, Daniel 

Schroeder, Harry Schroeder. ********** May 15^ 1940 

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BERNARD SCHMIDT 

Funeral services were conducted Monday evening for Bernard Schmidt, for many years a 
resident of Richland County. Mr. Schmidt died Friday at the St. Francis Hospital after 
an illness lasting about a week. Death was caused by pneumonia. 

Mr. Schmidt was bom in Germany, February 12, 1873, came to Wahpeton in 1893. He was 
employed for a time at the Lane Farm and for 18 years was a miller in the New Star Roller 
Mill here. Becoming ill, he left .the milling trade and returned to Germany in 1904 to 
attempt farming there. After 18 months in Germany, the family decided to return to America 
where opportunities were greater and went on a farm between Hankinson and Fairmount where 
they were located for 28 years. 

In 1933 they moved to Doran, in 1936 to Campbell, MN. , and last fall to Evanston, MN. 
Bernard Schmidt was married in 1902 to Mary Krysch in St. John's Church here. She survives 
as do two sons, Leo and Math, at home. A brother and two sisters are believed to be living 
in Germany. 

The body lay in state at the Schmitt and Olson Chapel until the time of the funeral. 
Solemn Requeim was from the St. John's Church with Rev. Meyers, Rev. Jande and Rev. Bier- 
ens taking part. Pallbearers were Martin Eberhardt, Louis Schiltz, Michael Birnbaum, Emil 
Meide, Jake Wawers, and Matt Kinn. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** May 16, 1940 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. DAHL SATURDAY 
Mrs. W. B. Dahl passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Max 
Wipperman, Jr., in this city. 

Mrs. Dahl was bom on Dec. 28th, 1866, at Haa Preste Gjred, Norway, and was the widow 
of the late Rev. W. B. Dahl. 

Surviving are : Hilda Dahl, Sioux Falls, SD.; Arthur Dahl, Detroit Lakes, MN., Ger- 
hard Dahl, Seattle, WA., Mrs. Kay Larsen, Bemidjl, MN., Spencer Dahl, Fairfield, MT., 
Oliver Dahl, Ismay, MT. ; Mrs. Max Wipperman, Jr., Hankinson, ND. 

********** May 23, 1940 

SOO TRAIN KILLS THREE SATURDAY 
Engine Off Track 

No. 250, eastbound, was delayed last night. The engine hit a de-rail and went off 
the track at Oakes. ++++++++++ 

Three persons were killed at Elbow Lake Saturday when their car was struck by a Soo 
Line passenger train. The train. No. 105, was over an hour late in Hankinson due to the 
accident. 

The dead: Jens Jeppson, 61; farmer; his sister, Marie Jeppson; his brother-in-law, 
William Greening. 

The crash occurred about 2 PM., at a grade crossing one and a half miles west of Elbow 
Lake. All died instantly, said Coroner E. G. Reede. The car was smashed. He said there 
were no witnesses. 

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Miss Jeppson was thrown about 100 feet and Jeppson about 65 feet. Greening was trapped 
in the wreckage and carried 115 feet along the right of way. 

********** May 23, 1940 

SOUTHWEST PIONEER DIED MAY 22 
Matt Sand of northwest of Rosholt, died Wednesday night at his home. He was 72 years 
old. We received news of the death too late for an obituary. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at the Rosholt Catholic Church at 
9 o'clock. ********** May 23, 1940 

FRANK WENSLAG DIED 
Mr. and Mrs. John Krause and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause motored to Claire City, SD., 
Monday where they attended the funeral of Mr. Frank Wenslag. 

********** May 23, 19A0 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hoist and Elmer motored to Claire City, Monday, where they attended 
the funeral of the former's brother-in-law, Mr. Frank Wenslag, who died at his home in Sisse- 
ton, Friday. ********** May 23, 1940 

NO CLUES OF SLABY HIT-RUN AUTOIST 
Although Sargent County has offered $100.00 for Information leading to the arrest of 
the auto driver who killed Lawrence Slaby in Cayuga two weeks ago, no clues have been found. 

********** May 23, 1940 

BROTHER DIED 
Mr. Arthur Woolsey died Wednesday evening. May 22nd, at the hospital in Kansas City, 
MO. He is a brother of Mr. S. H. Woolsey, of Hankinson. 

********** May 30, 1940 

QUAMMEN DIED AT LIDGERWOOD 
LIDGERWOOD B. 0. Quammen, President of the First National Bank, a Lldgerwood busi- 
ness man for 33 years, died Friday after an illness of a year. Kidney trouble and comp- 
lications were the cause of death. 

********** June 6, 1940 

MRS. L. W. BAILEY 
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Lidgerwood for Mrs. L. W, Bailey, for many years 
resident of east Richland. Rev. James A. Sanaker officiated. 

Mrs. Bailey died Saturday of a liver ailment. Surviving her are three sons: Lee and 
Effner L. Bailey, of Geneseo, ND., and Roy J. Bailey, of Seattle, WA.; two daughters, Mrs. 
Leo J. Brinkman, of Hankinson, and Hazel Bailey, of Chicago. She was bom in Nicollet, MN., 
May 1st, 1870. In 1891 she was married to L. W. Bailey. 

********** June 13, 1940 

FIREMEN VIEW TERRIBLE WRECK. 
Hankinson delegates to the Firemen's convention returned home Thursday. Enroute home 
they viewed the mangled corpse of Leon Bakkum, of Mayville, who was killed near Gardner, 
when his car, attempting to pass a truck, crashed headlong into another truck. 

********** June 13, 1940 

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TRAGIC DEATH OF ALAN JONES IN CALIFORNIA 

Alan Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Jones (for over 40 years mail clerk on the Soo 
Line out of Hankinson) met tragic death in California. We are in receipt of a newspaper 
clipping which tells of the accident, but dates are not given. The story from the Santa 
Ana News is as folows: 

TRABUCO POOL TRAGEDY SCENE 

Alan J. Jones, 18 year old Santa Ana High School student and son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur P. Jones, 2001 Maple Street, yesterday entered in two competitions and lost one, 
the one with death. 

The youth with two companions Richard Emhart and Norman Dubeque, both of Santa Ana, 
had gone swimming in a small pool in Trabuco Creek while on a camping trip. 

UNDER-WATER CONTEST 

The trio held a contest to see which of the three could remain under the water the 
longest. Holding his nose, Alan sank to the bottom of the creek and for more than a min- 
ute remained under water. Rising to the surface gasping for breath, he said, "Well I guess 
that sets a record." 

With that he attempted to make his way to the bank of the creek where he collapsed 
and fell. Alarmed, his companions called to Forest Ranger Joseph Platz. Platz immediately 
called to the Orange County ambulance service and then attempted artificial respiration. 
Meanwhile the ambulance was making its way to the scene of the tragedy but was unable to 
park within five miles of the pool. Platz constructed a make shift ambulance with a pick- 
up truck and while making their way down from the hills administered the respiration treat- 
ment. 

GRIM RACE STARTS 

Meanwhile the second race was on, this time with death. A Santa Ana fire department 
resusicator squad had been dispatched to the scene and attempted to revive the youth. Eff- 
orts failed and Alan was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the Orange County Hospital. 
Officials said the boy presumably died as the result of a heart ailment. 

The Jones youth is survived by his parents, and three brothers, Irving, of Anchorage, 
AK. ; Richard, of St. Paul, MN.; and Merriam, of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM., tomorrow at the Winbigler Mortuary with 
the Rev. R. C. Dahl, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Pri- 
vate cremation services will follow at the Fairhaven crematory. 

********** June 13, 1940 

HAMMER.... 0. C. Olson Died.... News comes that Ole C. Olson has passed away at the 
Tekakwitha Hospital in Sisseton where he was taken a few days ago for medical aid. Mr. 
Olson has been in failing health for several months, his ailment being heart trouble. 

********** June 13, 1940 



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A TRIBUTE TO JOHN ARTHUR WOOLSEY 
BY His Sister 

John Arthur Woolsey was bom at Waterloo, Indiana, December 17th, 1876 and came, with 
his parents and family to Sargent County, ND., when he was about 11 years old. 

The West held much of interest to him and he grew up ambitious and studious and in 
the little schoolhouse where debates were held his side was always the winner. But before 
the schoolhouse was built, church services were held in the depot and he was in the first 
group taken into membership. 

Only a few years later, when in the bloom of young manhood, his ambition overtaxed 
his strength and his health broke making it necessary for him to forego his cherished place 
for a higher education. . .a bitter experience for such as he.... and he went to Oklahoma 
where he participated in the rush for land when the reservation was opened for settlement. 
He secured a homestead and spent some time there, taking up salesmanship to help out... 
which profession he followed more or less regularly the remainder of his life. He was in 
business with his brother in Portland, OR., for a time and then established a business of 
his own which World War conditions caused hime to close out. 

He married Miss Kate Gilmore, of North Plate, NE . , and to them were born two children, 
Rosella Ann, who is a member of the Sisterhood of the Episcopal Church, and Theodore, a 
student of architecture in a University in Chicago. 

After a long period of illness he passed away to his reward in a Kansas City Hospital 
on May 22nd. His parents home was a home of music and he was one of a sextet of brothers 
and sisters whre his fine base voice contribute d to the harmony. Three of the sextet 
remain, Richard, of Shakopee, MN., Solon H., and Eileen, Mrs. George Coppin, of Hankinson. 

It seems fitting to close this small tribute with the lines of his favorite hymn, 

"SELVIN." 

"If on a quiet sea. Toward heaven we calmly sail. 
With grateful hearts, God to Thee, We'll own the favoring gale. 

But... should the surges rise. And rest delay to come. 

Blest be the tempest, kind the storm. That drives us nearer home. 

Soon shall our doubts and fears. All yield to They control; 
Thy tender mercies shall illume. The midnight of the soul. 

Teach us in every state. To make Thy will our own. 

And when the joys of sense depart. To live by faith alone." 

.... Contributed .... 
********** June 13, 1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
After receiving workd from relatives in New Salem, OR., that her father, Mr. Hall, had 
passed away, Mrs. Alfred Hein left Friday for that city to attend the funeral. 

********** June 20, 1940 



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FUNERAL HELD FOR EMIL A. MITZEL 
Emil August Mitzel, member of a pioneer Great Bend family, died at the Breckenridge 
hospital Saturday, June 22nd, following an operation. Funeral services were conducted 
Tuesday afternoon at Great Bend with Rev. Hoy officiating. Services were from the home 
at 1 o'clock and from the church at 2 o'clock. 

Mr. Mitzel was bom near Great Bend, July 25, 1897, and spent his lifetime on the farm 
home on which he was farming at the time of his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Her- 
man Mi'-zel. They came to Great Bend in the early pioneer days. 

Emil Mitzel was a director of the Farmers Elevator at Great Bend. He was a member of 
the Evangelical Church. He was married and the father of two sons, Herman and Wallace. 

Four years ago he was married to Lillian Harris, of Wahpeton. His wife, his sons, 
his mother and three stepchildren, Leona, Lorraine and Paul survive him. Two brothers 
William, of Dwight, and Robert, of Great Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Strubel, of 
Great Bend, also survive. His father and three brothers and three sisters preceeded him 
death. 

Pallbearers were: Arlie Schultz, Oliver Schultz, Charles Gutzmer, Vem Umbriet, Rudy 
Beling and Cyrus Bemdt. 

********** June 27, 19A0 

GAMBLE-ROBINSON SALESMAN DEAD 
Mr. Corbin Feely, traveling saleman for Gamble and Robinson, of Fairmount, until a few 
months ago, died at the Brown Hospital Tuesday. Funeral arrangements will be made pending 
the arrival of two brothers from Idaho. He is survived by two sons. 

********** June 27, 1940 

ATTEND FONERAL 
John Wickman left Wednesday for Denver, CO., in response to a telegram that his wife's 
aunt had passed away in that city, Mrs. Wickman had been at the bedside for two weeks. 

********** June 27, 1940 

NEWS OF DEATH 
GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Emilie Griepentrog received the sad news Saturday from Tigerton, WI . , 
that her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Herman Griepentrog, died there in a hospital following an 
operation. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Those attending from here were: 
Mr. Anton Griepentrog, Mrs. Art Griepentrog, Mrs. Albert Umbriet and Vemie. 

****** **** July 4 194 

Mr. and Mrs. Kike Keidel and Mrs. E. W. Allen motored to Wahpeton, Monday morning to 
attend the funeral of their friend, Mrs. Hess, who died there Friday. 

********** July 11, 1940 

MANTADOR . . . . Mr . and Mrs. Peter Mersch and sons, Vernon and Norbert and Mrs. Henry Ecker 

motored to Kransburg, SD., to attend the funeral of a relative. They also visited relatives 

at Madison, MN., enroute home. 

********** July 11, 1940 



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DEATH OF LIDGERWOOD WOMAN 

Mrs. Frank Pokomy, of Lidgerwood, who died in the Brown Hospital July 10th of a heart 

ailment, was buried Saturday. ^^^^^^^^^^ ,,„,„/„ 

-' ********** July 18, 19A0 

MRS. VEFLIN DIED 
The community was grieved to hear of the passing of Mrs. Knute Veflin, who passed 
away at her home, Wednesday afternoon. We express heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved 
family. -********** july 18, 1940 

CHRISTINA WANOUS DIED 
Miss Christina Wanous died Monday at a Fargo Hospital of a heart attack. Miss Wanous 
was a former resident of Lidgerwood, a sister of the late Mr. Louis Wanous. 

********** July 25, 1940 

GALEN DAHL DIED 
The community was deeply grieved to hear of the passing of Galen Dahl, the youngest son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dahl, who passed away at the Sisseton Hospital, Sunday morning. We ex- 
press heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. 

********** July 25, 1940 

KILLED BY BULL 
A 69-year-old woman, Mrs. Andrew Johanson, was fatally injured by a bull on Sunday, 
near Veblen. Mrs. Johanson, while driving trukeys through the field was attacked by the 
animal which was regarded as a pet although he had shown signs of viciousness by chasing 
a daughter the previous day. Mrs. Johanson received several fractured ribs and internal 
injuries. Several hours passed before she was found by members of her family and she passed 
away in Dr. Brinkman's office in Veblen. 

********** July 25, 1940 

TRAIN VICTIM'S RITES TUESDAY 

WYNDMERE Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Minneapolis for Christ C. Leh- 

mann, Minneapolis, farm worker, killed here as he jumped from a freight train passing thro- 
ugh Wyndmere . 

Employed on a farm near here, Lehmann was accustomed to riding a freight back to town. 
Thursday, however, he caught a through freight that failed to stop. He jumped near the 
depot, but struck a switch standard and was thrown back beneath the train. The accident 
went unnoticed until a transient, also riding the train, reported it at Enderlin. 

Bom at Kent, MN., Lehmann was a World War veteran. He enlisted in Company I at Wah- 
peton and later was transferred to Company H. 26th Infantry, and served in five major 
battles. Since the war he had lived in Minneapolis. 

********* * August 1, 1940 

MRS. ED GOODIJOHN DIED 

BRECKENRIDGE, MN Funeral services were conducted at Breckenridge for Mrs. Ed Goodi- 

john, 30, who passed away Friday after a brief illness. Rev. Hoirile officiated and burial 
was made in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Goodijohn was the former Ann Slaby, of Lidgerwood, 

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and leaves her husband, five brothers, a sister and her parents, besides her four children, 

Edward, Arlene, Kenneth and Lois. 

********** August 8, 1940 

AUGUST KNAAK DIED SATURDAY 

August Knaak, well known to many people in this community where he was a resident for 
many years, passed away at the County Farm near Wahpeton last Saturday morning. His last 
illness overtook him while he was helping with the harvest work a few miles west of Hankinson. 

August Knaak was bom on April 9, 1875, in Town Herman near Mayville, WI. His father's 
name was also August Knaak and his mother was Johanna nee Strubel. In his boyhood he came 
to Hankinson and was confirmed by Rev. August Wamecke, the first pastor of Emmanuel Evan- 
gelical Church. 

In March of 1904, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Klinger, who preceeded him 
in death on December 3, 1910. 

Mr. Knaak attained the age of 65 years, three months and 25 days. His passing is 
mourned by one daughter, Mrs. Florence Bodtke, two sons, Alfred and Arnold, all three being 
residents of Marshfield, WI; three brothers, Albert, of Hankinson; Ferdinand, of Marshfield, 
WI.; and Emil, of St. Paul, MN.; one sister, Mrs. C. F. Buckhouse, of Hankinson, four grand- 
children, and other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 6th, 1940, beginning at Wipperman Chapel 
at 1:45 PM and being continued at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Rev. Eyrich officiating at 
the services. Interment was made in Emmanuel Cemetery near this city. 

********** August 8, 1940 

FERN ARDIENNE KUEHN 

Fern Ardienne Kuehn, the eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kuehn, who live 
southeast of Lidgerwood, passed away at Breckenridge on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 1st, 1940. 
Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kuehn were residents of Hankinson many years ago, when 
Mr. Kuehn was employed by the railroad here. Funeral services were held at Lidgerwood last 
Sunday afternoon. Rev. Eyrich officiating. The sympathy of many goes out to the relatives 
in their sad bereavedment . ********** August 8, 1940 

15 MONTH OLD CHILD KILLED BY TRUCK 

ROSHOLT The 15 months old daughter, Evelyn, of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hombeck, was 

killed Tuesday afternoon when hit by the bumper of a truck, which was being driven out to 
the field with lunch for harvest hands. The little one was unseen by the occupants of the 
truck, presumably stepping in front as the truck was started up. The baby was rushed to 
the hospital, but only lived 30 minutes after the accident. 

The accident happened at the Palie Madsen farm, 5 miles east of Rosholt. The Hombecks 
are recent arrivals here and Mr. Hornbeck is employed by the Madsens. There are four other 
children in the family. 

Funeral will be held at Bethania Church at 2 PM. , Thursday. Interment made in the 
West Cemetery. ********** August 8, 1940 



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DEATH OF UNCLE 
Lawrence Biggs received word today that his uncle, W. H. Freeman, a retired mail clerk, 
died at his home near Fenton, lA. Mr. Biggs received the notice in the Iowa paper. 

********** August 8, 1940 

MRS. SPETHMAN DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON Mrs. Anna 0. Spethman, of New Effington, died at her home in New Eff- 

ington, July 29th, passing away from complications from an attack of bronchial asthma. 

Anna 0. Spethman was bom April 12th, 1880, at Braaten, MN. She leaves to mourn her 
departure one son, Francis, 2 daughters, Doris, and Marie, Mrs. Sheldon. 

Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the house and at the Zion Luth- 
eran Church. Mrs. Francis Spethman (nee Mildred Stein) formerly, of Hankinson, is a daugh- 
ter-in-law. ********** August 8, 1940 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. JOHN KRAUSE 
Mr. John Krause died at the local hospital here Monday, August 12th, after an illness 
of only a few weeks. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) in the Congregational 
Church, Rev. Evereitt Sheldon, of Forman, officiating, at 2 o'clock PM. 

John Krause was bom in Germany, July 3rd, 1857, and immigrated to America in the late 
'80's. He settled first at Mankato, MN., where he resided 7 years. On Nov. 26th, 1887, 
he was married to Albertina Brommund. 

He came to Richland County and homesteaded five miles southeast of Hankinson where he, 
with his family, made their home until 1925, when they moved to town and made their home 
with a son, Eric Krause. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chas. Ebel, of Hankinson; Mrs. Ed Smith, of So. St. 
Paul; and three sons, Eric and Ewald, of Hankinson; and Harry, of So. St. Paul. His wife 
preceeded him in death three years ago. Twenty seven grandchildren and two great-grand- 
children survive. ********** August 15, 1940 

MISS SORVIK DIED IN AUTO COLLISION 
Miss lone Connie Sorvik, of Bamesville, MN., died in a Moorehead hospital from injur- 
ies received in an auto accidnet in which T. F. McDonald, of Bismarck, was killed. Miss 
Sorvik was known in Hankinson where she was a guest of Miss Owen Stenchjem, former teacher 
in local schools. She also attended the Science School. 

********** August 15, 1940 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. Fred Dibbert and daughter, Harriet, and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dibbert and family 
motored to Belle Plaine, MN., Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of a relative. 

********** August 15, 1940 

MRS. IRELAND DIED 

Word received by friends in Hankinson tell of the recent death of Mrs. S. P. Ireland, 
at Grand Forks, ND. Deceased resided for many years in this city, where her husband con- 
ducted the Ireland Lumber Co. 

Surviving are two sons, Guy and Van; daughter, Mrs. M. Woodward. She was 91 years old. 

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Her husband and one son, Roy, proceeded her in death. 

********** August 22, 19A0 

ROBERT DRAEGER FUNERAL FRIDAY 
Military Rites for Soldier of U. S. A. Who Died at Ft. Lewis, Wash. 

Details of the fatal accidnet arrived today. Corporal Draeger was a member 

of the Ft. Lewis Fire Department, and as he was riding the side of a racing 
truck answering a fire alarm, it skidded, and the soldier was crushed bet- 
ween it and a building. 

Martial Guard, Serg. Livermore, came with the body of our home lad. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
Robert Draeger, 30, of this city, passed away Sunday at Ft. Lewis, WA., where he was 
a soldier in the United States Army. Word of the death contained no particulars. Robert 
had recently been stationed at Ft. Lewis, following maneuvers in the south. 

Robert Reinhold Draeger was bom in Hankinson, Jan. 6th, 1910, and here he received 
his education in local schools. He joined the United States Army in 1928, and was on his 
fourth enlistment period. 

Surviving are: his mother, Mrs. Julius Draeger; one sister, Mrs. Helen Fitzgerald, of 
Chicago, two brothers, Paul, of Chicago, and Oscar, of Hankinson. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at the home at 1:45 o'clock, and at Emmanuel Ev. 
Church at 2 o'clock. Military honors will be accorded by local ex-service men of the Amer- 
ican Legion. 

The corpse arrived tonight with a U. S. A. Military escort from Ft. Lewis. 

********** August 22, 1940 

FORMER GAME WARDEN DIED 
OAKES. . . .Oakes lost one of its most highly respected citizens when death claimed 
the life of George A. Wilson at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo Friday morning, August 16th. 
Mr. Wilson was a sportsman, and former game warden in this community. 

********** August 29, 1940 



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INDEX 

Aadland 59,89,167 

Aasness 3 

Abbott 6 

Acter 157 

Adams 25 

Adamson 80 

Akerson 1 65 

Albers 58 

Aldrich 182 

Allen 101,156 

Aim 17,190 

Althoff 1,3.12,68 

Ambach 80, 1^8 ,171 ,180 

Anderson 2,6.32,50,85 

89,158,189 

Andresn I63 

Arndt 12 

Arneson 1 03 

Askew 123 

Atkinson U7 

Aune 176 

Bach 57 

Backman 9 

Baier 36 

Bailey 193 

Baker .3, 100, 113, 118, 1^6 

Bakkum 193 

Balderson 100, 1^46 

Balken h3 

Barfknecht 95,112 

Barnes 152 

Barney 131 

Bartnick 1^*7 

Bauer 133,171 

Bauman 75,89,111 

Beaver 105 

Bechtal 152 

Becker 71 

Behr 75 



to Film # 1581 - HANKINSON 

Beito ..., 't7,]86 

Beling 10,1^*8 

Bellln 3^,^9,9^,1^9 

153,170,171,190 

Bennett 67 

Bennington 9^ 

Benson I87 

Bentz 72 

Berg ...29,99,128,187,189 

Bergman 1 8 

Bergquist 1 ,82 

Bernard 26,T(9,l89 

Berndt 6,7,11,31,55 

Berner 2k 

Bertelson 59,70 

Bickerton lO^*, 135, 173 

Biggs 32,199 

Bircham 8 

Birdsell 177 

Bisek 124,1^8,161 

Bishop 185 

Blackman 9 

Bladow '♦,6,7,11,66,69,73 

80,84,91,92,101,118,125, 

126,128,135,146,165,171, 

173,175,183 

Blaske 138 

Bodtke 198 

Boehning 139,158 

Boelke 2,54,85,89,102,122 
Bohn ..3,6,15,17,21,38,65 
102,125,128,137,155,171, 

175,183,188,189 

Bohenstengel 97 

Boldt 63,65,126,165 

Boll 15,140 

Bolton 107 

Bommersbach ...8,40,42,44 

59,74,89.114,118,175 

Bonine 87,l4l 

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NEWS 

Bonzer • 1 , 1 > , < , , , ■ • • . 2 , 63 

Bork 42 

Borman 115 

Born 130 

Borstad 22 

Braaten 77 

Brackin 18,26,45,47 

Brandenburg 179 

Bratt 34 

Bredvik 8,115 

Breece 144 

Bremseth 113 

Brennan 35 

Bresnahan 52,176 

Breuer 157 

Brewer I8 

Br inbaum 137 

Brinkman 193 

Brisbin 136 

Briske 188 

Brix 42 

Brockberg 35 

Brown 102,140 

Brunkhurst 7,85,185 

Brummond 7,1 8,72,81 

90,124,145,171,199 

Brustrum 58 

Buck .-42,166 

Buckhouse ..9,10,13,36,51 

89,142,145.171,198 

Buckman 57 

Budge 95.172 

Bullis 95 

Buntin 154 

Burke 126 

Burnett I86 

Burns 123 

Burrows 11 4,1 87 

Burton 65. 123 



Burvee 168 

Busta 155 

Campbell 59,77,91 

Carey 8 

Carlson 8,25 

Carlton 6l 

Carr U9 

Carter 171,172 

Chamberln 52 

Chinberg Ill 

Chrislock 38 

Christensen 15 

Christiansen 102 

Clancy 188 

Clause 13i( 

Clausen ]Sk 

Col Mns 19 

Comstock 1 

Connol ly 1^4 

Coppin 7 

Cordell 78 

Cook 90 

Cordts 131 

Cox 35, A6 

Cuffee 122,138 

Curran I69 

Dahl ^,192,197 

Dahlman II5 

Dahlquist 77 

Dalseg 35 

Danek 30,l8l 

Danoher 70 

David 139 

Deans 87 

Deboer 1^7 

DeForest 102 

Deg 1 ow 12 

DeGray 7 

Deneen 95 



Dennstadt 3 

DeSnva .....,]69,]7],J75 

Dev i ne k 

Dewey 1 86 

Diamond I6I 

DIbbert 27,93,199 

Dlerks ijk 

DIfferdIng 8 

Dog Poisoner 80 

Dona 1 d son 96 

Dosch 188 

Dotzenrod 13 

Draeger 89,165,200 

Draper 15 

Dretl 1A6 

Drey 98 

Droen 103 

Duetsch 139 

Duerr 110, UO 

Duffy ]i»9 

Dula 137 

Dumke 8A 

Duncan 36 

Dunfar 35 

Durkee 167 

Duwenhoegger 36, 60 

Early ]80 

Ebel 139,1A2,]A3,]71 

18'*, 199 

Ecker I96 

Eckert 122 

Edgerton 10 

Edwards 27 

Eggert 60 

Ehlers I'tO 

Ehr 13,52,175 

Ekstrom I66 

El 1 ingston I8A 

Elsen 152 

Elznic 25 

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Emerick 1A8 

Engebretson 65 

Engel 21 

Engelking 58,78 

Engman 1 42 

Ennen 100,134 

Erb .35,71.89,115,117,170 
Erickson 137 

Ernst 101 

Evenson 21 

Exrich 169 

Extron 155 

Faber 8k 

Faktor AO 

Falk 10,32,3^,108,142,187 

Fa 1 Ion 118 

Farher 83 

Farrington 35 

Faust 15,83,89,9^ 

Fay 73 

Feeley 1.14,196 

Feigum 89 

Feldman 37 

Fenske I88 

Fergerson 17 

Fernbaugh 31 

Fike 5 

Fink -...IS'* 

Fisher l48,17'» 

Fitzgerald 100 

Fi tzpatr ick 3 

Flaa 3 

Fladland 187 

Flashe 25 

Flaws 21 

Flock 150 

Foeltz 30,3^,107 

108,15^,160 

Foertsch 12 

Fogerty ., , jq 



Fordahl h2 

Foss 6,7 

Fox 148 

Frankfurth 108 

Franz 12,89 

Frazer l86 

Freeburg 86 

Freeman 132,199 

Fricke 107 

Frolund 57,102 

Frundt 134 

Frybert 79 

Fuller 57 

Fulwider l6l 

Gabbert 36, 37, 59, U'*, 171 

Gaedcke 101 

Gaffney 108 

Gall 37 

Gast 41,60,119,124 

Gebhard 24 

Gebro 33 

Gehler 69,155 

Ge! se 66 

Geiser 61 

Gensel 164 

Gerber 3 

GI Ibertson 41 

Gilles 131 

Gilltspl 65 

Gi Imore 195 

Gilseth 38 

Glltner 89 

Gingrich 72 

Ginsbach l80 

Glarum 177 

Glasner 89,105 

Gleason 56 

Godejohn 64 

Goal tz 170 

Goerger 19,82,86,166 



Goff 179 

Gollnick ....6,26,35,135 

173,183 

Good t John 196 

Goolsbey 24,152 

Gordon 33,60,89,162 

Gottfried 154 

Gowan 123 

Gowin 123 

Crackles 80 

Graeger 140 

Granell 160,187 

Grasswick 96 

Graves 90 

Gray 42 

Green 32, 3^, ^(3, 102 

112,161 ,162 

Greening 192 

G reenwood 86 

Gregor 88 

Griepentrog 43,156 

185.196 

Griffith 79,89 

Griggs 6 

Grimes 17 

Grob 109 

Grosskreuz 145 

Gruenholz 109 

Gruessendorf I6I 

Gulllckson 21 

Gully 89 

Gustman 22 

Gutzmer 66,102,165 

Haaland 52 

Haas 82 

Habel 112 

Haeger 82 

Haen 132 

Hafstad 122 

Hainess 17 

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Hall 195 

Hallas 89 

Hal Isteln 1 90 

Hal stead 1 14 

Halvorson .. 9'*. 97, 142, 174 

Hamerltk 120,136,174 

Hamilton 130 

Hammer 30,146 

Hammermeister 102.128,189 

Hammerschmidt 25 

Hankinson 110 

Hanlon 34,89 

Hansen 63 

Hanson '♦^,49,56,104 

120,167,171,181 

Hardle 9 

Harris 113,196 

Harrison 95 

Harsh 86 

Hart 31,106 

Hartleben 151 

Hauschlld 27,64 

Havlena 9 

Healy Ill 

Hebeisen 27 

Heber 159 

Heesch 13^,135 

171,172,173 

Heger 1-33,163 

Heggen 58 

Heide 15 

Heidner 101,138,152 

Helfert 97 

Hein 149,154,191,195 

Heincke 174 

Heise 95 

Heitkamp 67,157,158 

Hel ing 177 

Hell 107,109 

Helmer 11 

Helseth 126,165 



Hemmerling 118,125 

Henke 71, 1^2,1^7 

Hentz ^1,108,133 

13^.171 

Herding 57,83 

Herley 83 

Herman 31 

Hess 5A,196 

Hicks 9 

Hiesel 60 

Highum 36 

Hill 58 

Hinck 5,153 

Hinson li»,121 

Hipp 16,81,89,1'48 

Hoefs 2'*, 29, 33, 69 

72,119,1^*6 

Hoeft 79,88,89,90 

Hoffman ... 7'»,90,130 

Hohenstern 86, 87, 89, 15'* 

Hokanson 25 

Holm 39 

Holmes 38 

Hoist 63,85 1^7,193 

Holstad ^2 

Hornaber 84 

Hornbeck 197 

Horton kO 

Hosch 179 

Hovey 77 

Hoving 107 

Howe 110 

Howell 98 

Howia 69 

Hoyem 3 

Hrdl icka 29 

Hubrig 67 

Hudson llA 

Huls 63 

Hurley Il8 

Huron 63 

Hutchinson 23 



Imbach 10 

ingerson 80,123 

Ireland 144,199 

Iron 182 

Issak 182 

Ista 112 

Iverson 21 

Jackson 3,24,87 

Jaeger 16,34,107 

JarskI 148,171 

Jasmer 77 

Jensen 1 23 

Jentz 112 

Jepson 16,192 

Jereszek I4,l86 

Johanson 197 

Johnke 78,81,82,89,91 

92,93,125,128,165,171.... 
Johnson ..28,33,40,67,106 

122,140,166,167 

Johnstone 167 

Jones 57,76,89 

127,129,194 

Juell 176 

Jungclaus 27 

Kackman 24,68,184 

Kaiser 130 

Kaleple 117 

Kaners 36 

Kankkunen 1 87 

Karlson 71 

Karst 113 

Kassa 147 

Kath 24,43,144 

159,171,183 

Keating II6 

Kelmyr 35 

Kelsey , , , , , , , ,90 

Kemmi tz 21 

Kempke 101 

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Kenny l4l 

Kern 15,99 

Kersten 102 

Kiel 1,10,127,131 

Klem 185 

Kiley 181 

King 149,191 

Kinn 19,20,30,105 

117,122,147,171,182 

Kinney 86 

Kirchgatter I83 

KIrkham 47 

Kittelson 1 ,2 

Kitzman 19,20 

Kjellrup 62 

Kjelstrup 176,177,178 

Klar 73 

Klausler 32 

Klawitter 85 

Klein 12,19,105,176 

Ki Inger 35 

Kl innert I69 

Kiosterman 67,97 

Knaak 198 

Knudsen 167 

Knuppel 21 

Knutson 56,78 

Koblirlch 138 

Kochlan 132 

Koerner 76 

Kolstad 186 

Komm 12 

Koppelman ..5,105,119,122 

140,163,171 

Kornmeyer 47 

Kortgard 22 

Korth 99,151,183 

Koster 158 

Krahn I83 

Krantz 98 

Krause .16,22,31.33,37,88 
89,124,140,189,190,193,199 



Kresbach 150 

Kressin 75 

Kretchm^n 84,89,104 

Kriessel 90 

Kriz 40,132 

Krueger ..34,40,70,73,84 

96,128,138,167,175 

Krueschke 52 

Krump 7,51,147 

Krysch 192 

Kubackl 119,147 

Kuehl 126,144,165 

Kuehn 198 

Kuhlwlne 154 

Kuklish 48 

Kukowski 14 

Kulla 80 

Kunas 120 

Kurtz 156 

Kurz 184 

Kutter 153,172 

Kutzer 63,64 

Laboda 12,152 

LaBonnete 11 

Lamb l8l 

Lambardl 139 

Lambert 109 

Landgren 41 

Land is 112 

Langager 79 

LaQua 188 

Larson .21,49,77,142,192 

Lattery 10 

Laurentia 80 

Lawrence 36 

Lawler 160,171 

Lawson 88 

Lea 18,104,186 

LeClair 30 

Lee 14,94,121 



Lehman 1 97 

Lelnen 19,25,39,42 

43,45,162 

Leist 126 

Lelm 31,189 

Lentz 68,88,154 

Lenz 164,167 

Libke 1l4 

Lick 29 

Lien 108 

Lierman 124,190 

Linehan 134 

Lingen 3,19,59 

LischefskI 15 

Locher 18 

Lokken 33 

Loll 18,102 

Losinger 100 

Lubenow 162,171 

Luebke 97 

Lueck 23,28,108 

Lugert 75,124 

Luick 6 

Lunde 98 

Lurner 87 

Lynch 92 

Maas 25,70 

Macheel 89 

Mahler 57,64 

Mangold 140 

Mann l4l 

Mannock 67 

Manske 38,l8l,l83 

Mantz 72 

Manz 43 

Marohl 127,128 

Marquette 52,176,185 

Marsh 96 

Martin 24,118 

Martlnek 38 



Martinson 96 

Mathias 112 

Mathie 4l 

Matt 168 

Matthews 147 

Matuska 75 

Mauch 67,68 

Mauer 2,74,122,162 

Mc Carten 97 

Mc Carthy 65 

Mc Conn 164 

Mc Donald 160,199 

Mc Dougall 104,131 

Mc Gray 3 

Mc Mwain 89,159 

Mc Intyre I4l 

Mc Kee 1 07 

Mc Keith 1 

Mc Leod 115 

Mc Morrow 17,126,165 

Mc Shane 50 

Mechler 97 

Medenwaldt .7,11,13,15,30 

33,56,59,60,62,83,135,173 

175,186 

Meide 4l ,66,91 

Melcher 23,24,34 

Melen 44 

Mentz 17 

Mergens I89 

Merrifield 70,74,86 

Mersch I96 

Mertes 76,77 

Meyer ...3,15,39,41,53,62 
65,70,89,100.134,137,179. 

Miksche 136 

Miland 42 

Milbrandt ...28,29,56,125 
Miller ....25,35,66,89,98 

104,138,160,165,171 

Mitchell 60,82 



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Mittag 183 

Mltzel 31,188,196 

Moeller 16, 33,163 

Moen 8,113,150 

Mohs 51,89,183,186 

Mongoven 110 

Monson 77 

Montague 20 

Moon 127 

Moore ...15,26,55,115,123 

Morris 172 

Motis 16,46 

Mourer 50,91 

Mrachek 173 

Muehler 9,22,128 

Mueller 119 

Mull igan 13'» 

Mumm 39 

Murach 137 

Murphy 169,173,175 

Naggatz 135 

Navpravnick '»9,l67 

Navratil 33,^1,53 

Nehmer 124 

Neitzel 67,140 

Nell is 1 

Nelson 25,27,35,108 

149,158,180,181 

Nepper 168 

Nerlsen 18,177 

Neuman ...99,109,174,180 

Newtnann 19,128 

Nieman 88,90 

Nims 129,132 

Norton 158 

Nulph 78 

Novak 60,76,162 

Noyes 17,28 

Nummeda 1 97 



O'Brien 8,138 

O'Conner l8l 

O'Donell I80 

Olds 82 

Olezindier 159 

Oliver 165 

Olson 17,62,98,112 

189,194 

Olstad 160 

O'Meara 147 

Onchuck 168 

Onsrud 95,172 

Organia 120 

Osborn 4l ,54 

Oshelm 133 

Ostby 8,38 

Overboe 1 40 

Overbust 83 

Paecker 117 

Paeper 130 

Palmqulst 101 

Pankow 88 

Parades I69 

Parkin 3 

Parsell 117 

Parsley 39 

Parsons 40 

Pasbrig 84 

Patten 123,130 

Patterson 94 

Paulson 59,150 

Pauscii 19 

Payne 20,40,58,65 

Pearson 130 

Pederson 58,119,136 

Peitz 49,95,161,170 

Pel ham 96 

Pelvit 91 

Pelzel 30,31 

Peschal 100 

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Peterson 7,47,86,170 

Petterson 55 

Pfeifer 21 ,152 

Pieper 112 

Pokorny 197 

Polda 173 

Ponath 64,105 

Pope Plus 139 

Popp 143 

Porter I6I 

Portner 148 

Poss 7 

Power 89 

Prall 79,127 

Pratt 152 

Pr I bbernow 14 

Probert IO8 

Prochnow 84,86,89 

101,140,156 

Propp 55 

Puetz 166,168,171 

Puhman 94 

Quammen 1 93 

Rackow 64 

Radloff 30,89,109 

Radovltch 67 

Radtke 103 

Raisner l67 

Rakow 155 

Rand Il4 

Rasmussen 8,113 

Reed 98 

Reeser 10 

Rehm 6 

Reiland 159.171 

Reinke I80 

Rengstorf 49,56,129 

Rennix 8 

Renshaw ]k 



Retter 160 

Retterrath 1^7 

Rettig Al.gA.lAS 

Revor 139 

Rhode 188 

Rich 60 

Richards 96 

Richardson 67 

Richied ^2,^3,^5,52 

53.95.154,171,172 

Ridtke l8A 

Ries 95 

Rindts 41 

Robert 1,130 

Robey 35 

Robinson 13,103 

Roe 1 09 

Roeder 21,125 

Rogahn 119 

Rogers 15,63 

Rohr 178 

Roll man 85 

Rollofson 45,47 

Romeo 89 

Rommereim 96 

Rood 95,124 

Rost 120,136 

Roth 11,13.14,73,82 

95,140,146,171 

Rose 80 

Rossow 77,84 

Rothgerber 89 

Rudolph 184 

Ruddy 109 

Rueter 121 

Rule 1 

Rul ien 169 

Russel 25 

Rydberg 25 

Rydell Ill 

Ryder 60 



Saetran 113 

Salewski 164 

Samuel son 25 

Sanden ,,,,,, , . ,163 

Sander 22,147 

Sandgree 91 

Sands 190,193 

Sapa 24 

Saraas 49 

Sarsland 83 

Sattre 121 

Schatt 154 

Schave 70 

Scheller .8,16,54,85 

95,172 

Schiltz 51 

Schlener 20 

Schley 62 

Schlotfeldt 100,121 

Schlough 67 

Schmidt 18,19,39,41 

45,78,135.171,192 

Schmltt 17,42,43,61 

Schmitz 90,139,150 

Schowueller 159 

Schrader 56 

Schramm 20,36,90,179 

Schroeder 25,122,143 

149,160,191 

Schubert 33.42,57 

Schuett 120,136 

Schulkie 54 

Schult 157 

Schultz ...5,55,57,58,109 

Schulz 55,128,183 

Schuster 166 

Schutt 52 

Schweers 90 

Schweitzer 30 

Sedler ...14.43,84.90,102 
Seeklns 15 

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Seifeldt 163 

Seines 115 

Selmer l4 

Sestak 68 

Sha 3 

Shea 70,101 

Sheldon 57.199 

Shepard 2 

Sherman 107,175 

Shirley 58 

Sikorski 31 

SImonson 9 

SlngJeman 13 

SItarlch 146 

Skog 147 

Skoglund 64 

Skramstad 80 

Slaby 48,190,193,197 

Sletting 6 

Smith 21,59,102,146 

179.181,199 

Sneider l47 

Snipstad 83 

Snyder 39,62,63 

108,116,117 

Sodke 144 

Sol Strom 3 

Sonmer 57 

Sonnenstuhl 103 

Sorenson 86 

Sorvik 199 

South 118 

Spande 96 

Sparby 153 

Spellerberg 110 

Spethman 22,199 

Sponsel 9 

Spooner 1 58 

Sprague 99 

Spreckles l6,84 

Springer : 31 ,92 



Squawfield 72 

Stach ..'42,i»5,l83,l8'»,l85 

Stack 11,^3,89,189 

Stadium 153 

Stageberg l8^ 

Stahl 67 

Stark li»3 

Strastad 77 

Stave ...6,8,26,38,52,163 

Steckel 27 

Stegner 131 

Stein 22,33,105,122 

Steinwehr 185 

Stelton 5^,169 

Stencil 182 

Stenger l4l. 15^,171 

Stensaker 8^ 

Stephen! 3 

Stilwel 130 

Stock ,...1 .'♦^ 

Stoltenow 3,17,55,57 

66, 90, 12^4, 188 

Stowe 56 

Strassman 115 

Strege I88 

Strissel 150 

Stroehl 93 

Strubel ..11^,115,187,196 

Sundahl 117 

Sutyla 7k 

Swanson 75,9^,101,106 

Swartwood 35 

Sweet 15 

Swenson 50,164 

Tasa 6 

Tate 62 

layer l85 

Taylor 96,107 

Teare 1 5'« 

Tehle 11 A 



Templeton 25 

Terrin 16 

Terwilllger IA3 

Tesch 36 

Tessman 138 

Theede 17,A6,60 

Thiel 5,82,122,1A'» 

157,158,182 

Thlele 38,97,151,183 

Thielman 184 

Thoma s 63,64 

Thompson ...13,86,120,164 

TIegs 12,16,28,87 

136,153,156 

TI Igner 6 

TilHsch 73,87 

Tinneman 36 

TIsch 115 

Tischer 35,41 

Tix 54 

Toberg I68 

Tolo 18 

Toma 116 

Toma j er l84 

Ton 92 

Tracy 166 

Traufler 110 

Trelstad 13I 

Trimmer 24 

Tulloch 76 

Tyler 28 

Ulstad 39 

Umbreit 111,196 

Urevlg 91 

Urstad 71 

Utz 140 



Vanderwerff 180 

Varrs 83 

Vedder . .6,60,1 38,182, 1 83 

Veflln 197 

Velt 148 

Vennerstrom 150 

VIck 124 

Vrnatlerl 73 

VFnge I68 

VIngerud 49 

VlanskI 107 

Voeltz 89,135,173 

Vogt 73 

Vohanka II9 

Vohnson 60 

Volk 5 

Voss 9.108 

Wacha 5,68 

Wadeson 77 

Waggoner 4,25,30 

Wagner 42,10Q,121 

Wahl 163 

Wa I don 72 

Walker 152 

Wall 115,117,141,154 

Wallman 179 

Walloch 184 

Walters 108,120,136 

Wanous 97,132,197 

Ward 39,64,164 

Watson 83 

Wawers 63,83,136 

Weber 3,18,19,46,139 

Welner 112 

Welser 64 

Weiss 29,80 

Wendt 81 .89 

Wenschlag 190 

Wenslag 193 

Westpnal 88 



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Weston 61,98,132 

Wetherbee 28 

Wettstein 6 

White A0,n6 

Wlckman I96 

Wiebusch ^t, 89,163 

WIlHams ..38,118,12^,1^1 

Wf lllamson 137 

Wllprecht 35 

Wilson .23,32,1^4,169,200 

Wimmer 112 

Winefeldt 51 

Winekauf 55,152 

Winter I83 

Wipperman '4,85,192 

Wirtenberger 126 

WIrth 62 

Wirtz 11,93 

Wise/Otherwise 23 

WIsnewskI Ill 

Witt 93,107,1'«0,1'»9 

IS'*, 155, 163, 171 

Wolwode 98, 104, 145 

157,170 

Wolf 38,85 

Wolfe 97 

Wollitz 31,62 

Wolter 5,85 

Woodward l44 

Woolsey 100,193,195 

Worner 90,112,152 

156, 172, U'*, 182, 189 

Wrolstad 91 

Wurl 69,101,13'» 



Youngqu i st 



164 Zander 65,154,167,171 

Zastro 54 

Zentgraph I6l ,179 

Ziebarth 48 

Zlegelman 3,15,56,66,111 
112,119,133,138,156,188.. 

Zlerke 70 

Zletlow 16,33,111,112,124 

Zuck 173 

Zupon 60 

Zwack 52,53 

Zwlckl 39 



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