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August 26, 1943 - August 29, 1946 

MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 
From 
The HANKINSON NEWS 
Hankinson, Richland County, North Dakota 



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Elizabeth M. Collins 
11638 SE 164th St. 
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Film // 1583 HANKINSON NEWS Aug. 26, 1943 - Aug. 29, 1946 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .The marriage of Eleanor Edson, daughter of Mrs. Olive Edson, of Gettys- 
burg, and Lieut. Arnold Mahlum, of New Effington, took place recently. 

********** September 2, 1943 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
Miss Erma A. Bladow was united in marriage to Corporal Hilding C. Johnson, in a very 
pretty wedding ceremony at the Belford Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. H. 
Cordts conducting the service. 

The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. C. Bladow, was charmingly gowned in a white 
silk creation with flowing veil. Corp. Johnson wore the Army uniform. Bridesmaids were 
Lucille Bladow, cousin of the bride, and Margaret, her sister. Alfred Bladow, Jr., and 
Elroy Shubert were best men. Twin sisters of the bride, Marlys and Darlys were flower girls. 

A six o'clock dinner was served to close relatives following the wedding and tonight a 
shower is being given in their honor at Grawe's Hall in Hankinson. 

Corporal Johnson will have a ten-day furlough and will then return to his camp in Ken- 
tucky. Friends extend congratulations and best wishes for a happy wedded life. 

********** September 9, 1943 

ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ebel announce the marriage of their daughter, Charlotte to C. K. 
Dailey, of Crystal Springs, AR. on August 30th. 

********** September 9, 1943 

GRIEPENTROG - SEEFELDT 
Lois Griepentrog, daughter of Mrs. Herman Griepentrog, of Tigerton, WI., and Arnold 
Seefeldt, of Tigerton, were united in marriage Sept. 4th, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran 
Church at 2 o'clock. A reception was held at the bride's father's home at 8 o'clock. 
The bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Emilia Griepentrog. 

********** September 9, 1943 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
SONORA. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Griggs were honored at a bridal shower in the Square Hall, 
Friday evening. They were the recepients of many beautiful gifts. 

********** September 16, 1943 

KNUDSEN - RENNERFELDT 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Knudsen attended the wedding of the former's brother, Ray Knudsen, 
to Mable Rennerfeldt Saturday at Rosholt. A reception followed the wedding, being held at 
the church. ********** September 16, 1943 

ATTEND WEDDING 
MANTADOR: . . .Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mertes attended the wedding of Mrs. Mertes brother at 
Beardsly, MN. Thursday. **** ****** September 30, 1943 



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TO ATTEND WEDDING 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gollnick and family and Joyce Howard, of Minneapolis, arrived 
Sunday for a visit with the latter 's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bohn. 
The Gollnicks will attend the wedding of their niece. Miss Elaine Bohn, which will be held 

Tuesday. , , , , 

********** September 30, 1943 

HENTZ - WAHLER 
Miss Mildred Hentz, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hentz, of Lidgerwood, became 
the bride of Elroy Wahler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wahler, near Barney, at a ceremony 
• held at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Hankinson on Oct. 5th, at 2:30 PM. The beauti- 
ful double ring ceremony was read by Rev. A. A. Graf. Miss Harchanko presided at the organ, 
and Miss Strong sang two solos. The bride was attired in a floor length white Marquisette 
gown with train. Her fingertip veil fell from a halo made of seed pearls. 

Her bridesmaid was Elaine Foeltz. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Harold 
Wahler. Following the ceremony a five o'clock dinner was served at the home of the bride's 
parents. At present the happy couple will reside at the home of the groom's parents. 
Friends extend hearty congratulations. 

********** October 7, 1943 

GPL. KIRKLAND MARRIED 
Cpl. Jack 0. Kirkham, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Kirkham, former Hankinson 
people, but now of Minneapolis, was united in marriage to Corrine Fresonke at Muskogee, 
lA. , word received here tells us. 

********** October 7, 1943 

PROCHNOW - ZIEGELMAN 
A pretty wedding ceremony took place in the Trinity Lutheran Church when Miss Frances 
Ziegelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman, became the bride of Leonard Prochnow, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Prochnow, of Hankinson. Rev. J. Rengstorf performed the cere- 
mony. 

The bride's matron of honor was her cousin, Jeanette Ziegelman. Lucille Prochnow, 
sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Mr. Prochnow was attended by his brother, Gordon, and 
Norman Koppelman. 

A reception was held at the home of the bride following the services. These fine young 

people will make their home with the groom's parents for the present. All wish them a very 

happy wedded life. 

^^ ********** October 14, 1943 

MAUER - SYLVESTER 

Pvt. Wm. Mauer, eldest son of L. J. Mauer, of St. Paul, and Helen Sylvester, of St. 

Paul, were united in marriage Oct. 7th. Judge Connors officiated. The groom is attending 

Yale University at New Haven, CT. , a member of the U. S. Army. Mrs. Mauer is employed in 

St. Paul. ********** October 14, 1943 

WEISER - BERNARD 

A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Philip's Church in Hankinson Thursday morning 

when Miss Angeline Bernard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bernard, became the bride of 

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Anthony Weiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Weiser, of Rosholt . Rev. G. C. Bierens officia- 
ted at the Nuptial Mass. Attendants were Miss Duretta Bernard, sister of the bride and 
Fred Weiser, brother of the groom. 

Following the ceremony a reception was given in the home of the bride's parents and 
in the evening a dance was given in their honor at the Rosholt Hall. The newlyweds have the 
best wishes of many friends for a happy wedded life. 

********** October 14, 1943 

MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER 
A miscellaneous shower was given for Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Popp who were recently married 
at the Paul Popp home Sunday. They were receipents of many useful gifts. 

********** October 14, 1943 

MANTADOR WEDDING A beautiful wedding took place at St. Peter & Pauls Church at 

Mantador Tuesday morning when Adolph Habberman and Miss Bridget Mousloff , both of Barney, 
were united in Holy Matrimony, Rev. Fr. Schneider performing the ceremony. Miss Lorraine 
Mousloff was Maid of Honor and Miss Ann Habberman, was the bridesmaid. Leonard Mass in 
E flat was beautifully rendered by the choir. Norma Hoffman and Alice Puetz singing the solos. 

A dinner was served to close friends and relatives at the home of the bride and a rec- 
eption held in the evening at the Barney Hall. 

The best wishes of the community is extended the happy couple. 

********** October 28, 1943 

ROBEY - WOHLWEND 
T. W. Robey and Kathleen Wohlwend were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31st, 
at the Methodist Church in Breckenridge. Contracting parties are well and favorably known 
in this community and all extend best wishes for a happy wedded life. 

********** November 4, 1943 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boldt announce the engagement of their daughter, Annabelle, to Cpl. 
Anton Bommersbach, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bommersbach, Sr., of Hankinson. Cpl. Bomm- 
ersbach is at present stationed at a camp in Colorado. 

********** November 4, 1943 

HOEFS - MASHEK 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoefs, of Chicago, announce the marriage of their daughter, Beat- 
rice, to Theodore Mashek, on Saturday, Nov. 6th, at the home of the bride's parents in Chi- 
cago. After Nov. 14th, the couple will make their home on Noble Street in Chicago. 

********** November 11, 1943 

STILES HAPPENINGS 

A bridal shower was held at the Leonard Wacha home Tuesday evening for Miss Anna Sistok 
whose marriage to Rudolph Skorma will take place in the near future. 

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Quite a few of our young folks attended the wedding dance for Arth and Fuka in Lidger- 

wood Monday night. ++++++++++ 

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Captain Oliver Huss has announced the marriage of his sister. Miss Ruby, to Clifford 

Strandberg, of Piquot, MN. 

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A marriage license was issued to William D. Gereszek and Mildred Witt, both of Lidger- 
wood and also to George Martinson and Eleanor Gereszek. 

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John Pahl, of Lidgerwood, has announced the engagement of his daughter, Magdalene to 
Edward J. Spillane, of Los Angeles. 

********** November 11, 1943 

FAUST - MERGENS 
Miss Deloris Faust, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Faust, of Wahpeton, was married to 
John Mergens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thomas, of Watkins, MN. , Nov. 5th, at St. Johns' 
Church, Wahpeton, Rev. F. A. Meyer conducting the ceremony. 

A wedding dance was held in their honor at Hankinson. The newlyweds are making their 
home with the bridegroom's parents on a farm at Eden Valley, MN. 

********** November 11, 1943 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biegel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Haus, of Elizabeth, MN., 
and Mr. and Mrs. Slim Blonigen, of Wahpeton, attended the Haus - Matuska nuptials at Lidger- 
wood Tuesday. ********** November 18, 1943 

STILES.... A marriage license has been issued to Andrew Haus, of Mantador, and Bernice 

Matuska, of Lidgerwood. a.a.j.j.j.j.juj.jua. « z. loin/T 

' ° ********** November 18, 1943 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Margaret Pratt was united in marriage to Sgt. Albert Barina, of 
Brushville, at Salina, KS., on Oct. 23rd. 

********** November 24, 1943 

WEDDING LICENSE 
Licenses to wed were issued to Josephine Meide, of Hankinson, and Edward J. Fransen, 
of Chicago, Saturday November 20th. 

********** November 24, 1943 

KUTTER - LARSON ANNOUNCE WEDDING 
Allen Kutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kutter and Dorothy Larson, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred Larson, have announced their marriage, which occurred on June 26th, and which was 
kept secret since that time. The couple will reside with the bride's parents near Hammer. 

********** November 24, 1943 

STACK - MAHLER 
Miss Alpha Stack and Pvt. Bob Mahler exchanged nuptial vows at a pretty wedding at the 
bride's home in Mantador Monday, Rev. Graf of Hankinson, performing the ceremony, before 
about thirty-five guests. Girl friends of the bride served dinner. 

********** November 24, 1943 

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED 
Faye Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cox, of Hudson, WI., was united in marriage 

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to Paul Aleridge, formerly of Pipestone, MN., according to word received by friends of the 
family here. They now reside in Hollywood, CA. 

********** November 24, 1943 

HERDING - CAST 
Miss Beatrice Herding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Herding, of Fairmount, was united 
in marriage Thursday, Nov. 18th, to John F. Cast, son of Mrs. Meta Cast, of Tyler. 

The young couple will make their home on the farm near Tyler, where the groom is engaged 
in farming. ^^t^^^^^**** November 24, 1943 

MEIDE - FRANSEN 
Staff Sgt. Edward J. Fransen, of Chicago, who is stationed at Seymour, IN., and Jose- 
phine Meide, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Meide, of this city, were united in marriage Mon- 
day, Rev. G. C. Bierens conducting the ceremony at a 9 o'clock Nuptial Mass. Following the 
service a wedding breakfast was served at the bride's parents home. Mr. and Mrs. Fransen 
will make their home at Seymour, IN. 

********** November 24, 1943 

BRIDAL SHOWER - DANCE 
A bridal shower and dance will be held at the Mantador Hall Friday evening in honor of 
Miss Pearl Bladow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bladow and Elmer Hohenstern, who will be 
married that day. ********** November 24, 1943 

ENGAGEMENT of MISS LORRAINE KORTH ANNOUNCED 
Mr. Charles Korth announces the engagement of his daughter, Lorraine, of Minneapolis, 
to LeRoy Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Frederick, of this city. Mr. Frederick is 
stationed with the United States Coast Guard. 

********** December 9, 1943 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
A bridal shower is being held at the Sonora Hall Friday evening, in honor of Dorothy 
Tix, of Fargo, and Earl Brackin, of Fairmount, who will be married soon. 

********** December 9, 1943 

MARRIED 
Ethel Youngberg, Minneapolis, daughter of Erick 0. Youngberg, of New Effington, and 
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Winter, Camp Savage, MN. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Winters, 
Heatherdown, Alberta, Canada, were married in the Military Chapel, at Fort Snelling, MN., 
Sunday week. ********** December 9, 1943 

LT. ALLEN MARRIED 
Lt. William Lee Allen, son of Ernie Allen, formerly of Hankinson, and Jeanne Eleanor, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver A. Denney, of Grand Forks, were married Nov. 12th in St. 
John Chrysostom's Church in Inglewood, CA. The couple are former University students. Lt. 
and Mrs. Allen will make their home in Tallahassee, FL., where the bridegroom is stationed. 

********** December 16, 1943 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
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BRIDAL SHOWER 
A bridal shower was held at the Bennie Kutter home Sunday afternoon in honor of Mr. 
and Mrs. Allen Kutter. The honored guests received many nice presents. Lunch was served. 

********** December 16, 1943 

BRACKIN - TIX 
Earl R. Brackin, of Fairmount, and Miss Dorothy M. Tix, of Fargo, were united in marr- 
iage at a ceremony conducted by Rev. Ross Hartman, at the Congregational parsonage, Friday 
at 4 PM. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Loll attended the couple. 

********** December 16, 1943 

ATTEND ISTA NUPTIALS 
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Reinke and daughter, attended the wedding of Beatrice Catherine, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ista, to Robert Hoffert at Walcott Wednesday. 

********** December 30, 1943 

Laura Sumoon and Cpl. Alfred Schleny, of Marietta, GA. , were recently married in that 
city. Cpl. Schleny is a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Schleny, of Stiles. 

********** December 30, 1943 



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LORA HARSCH, BRIDE OF KARL NEUMILLER 
Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Lora Mae Harsch, daughter of Mrs. 
Everett M. Harsch, and a granddaughter of Mrs. Lora Kinney, formerly of Hankinson to Karl 
Neumeier, son of Senator Karl and Mrs. Neumeier, on December 27th, at Stillwater, MN. 

The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, H. A. Merrifield, also formerly of Hank- 
inson. A reception at the Neumeier home followed the ceremony. 

********** January 13, 1944 

FAIRMOUNT WEDDING 

Miss Kathryn Kutzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kutzer and Richard Peterson, 

chief in the USN, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stener, of Fairmount , were married at St. 

Anthony Church, Dec. 27th. 

********** January 13, 1944 

BUCK - BENSON WEDDING 

Ted Buck and Catherine Benson, of Mason City, lA. , were united in marriage Monday 

afternoon at Breckenridge. ********** January 13, 1944 

STILES Sgt. Arthur E. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Olson, was married to Miss 

Irene Fraten, of Twin Valley, MN. , according to word received by friends here. 

**** ****** January 13, 1944 

KUEMPER - SCHNELL 

Mayme Frances Kuemper and Arnold Raphael Schnell were married Monday, Jan. 10th, at 
St. Philip's Church at 9 o'clock by the Very Rev. Fr. Bierens. Attending the couple were 
Lucille Kuemper, sister of the bride and the groom's cousin, Walter Berger, of Dickinson. 
The bride was attired in a light blue suit and the bridesmaid wore a royal blue suit. A 
reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Schnell, with 
relatives from LeCenter, MN., Beach, Dickinson, Wjmdmere and Geneseo in attendance. 

A wedding dance and shower was held in honor of the newlyweds in Hankinson. The bride 
is employed at the local hospital and with her husband will live in an apartment at the 
Gruba home. ^** ******* January 13, 1944 

BRINKMAN - CORRIGAN 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brinkman announce the marriage of their daughter, Minerva, to Sgt. 
Keith Corrigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Corrigan, of Rainy River, Ontario, Canada. The 
ceremony took place Friday, Jan. 7th, in the presence of the immediate family of the bride 
and with Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Kinn as attendants. Fr. Joseph Kucharski officiated. 

Mrs. Corrigan is a graduate of St. Francis Academy and received her B. A. degree at 
Valley City Teachers College. For the past two years she has been a member of the Baudette 
MN. , High School faculty. Sgt. Corrigan is a graduate of Baudette High School and also 
attended the Univ. of Illinois. On Dec. 24th he was graduated from the Royal Canadian Air 
Force Gunnery and Bombing school at Mt. Pleasant, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Sgt. and 

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Mrs. Corrigan left by bus Sunday for Baudette and Rainey River, where Mrs. Corrigan will 
resume her teaching duties and Sgt. Corrigan will leave Thursday for Montreal, Canada, to 
await further orders of the Air Force. 

********** January 13, 1944 

ATTEND WEDDING 
Mrs. Lee Severt left Tuesday morning for Forman to attend the wedding of Frank Severt 
and Hazel Snellman, both of Forman. The ceremony is to be held at the Delamere Lutheran 
Church today. Mrs. Severt is the Deputy County Supt. of Forman. 

********** January 13, 1944 

BRUMMOND - COLEMAN 

Mrs. Margaret Mauer, of Bismarck, announces the marriage of her daughter, Doris, to 

Mr. Jesse Coleman. They are both of Fargo. The ceremony took place at Bismarck on Jan. 

17th. ********** January 27, 1944 



STILES MARRIED Ardis Walter, teacher in the Lidgerwood schools, and Carl Sher- 

January 27, 1944 



wood, of the local bank. ^^^*^^**** 



STILES. .. .Word has been received here of the marriage of Helen Hankins and Wade 

Williams at Parshall, ND. 

********** February 3, 1944 

WAGGONER - REEVE 

Harvard College Chapel at Cambridge, MA., was the scene of the wedding of Vera Kather- 
ine Waggoner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Waggoner, Enderlln, ND. , and Ensign John J. 
Reeve, Fort Yates, ND. The Chaplain performed the double ring service Sunday, Feb. 6th. 

Elizabeth Robertson, New York City, was the bride's only attendant and Ensign Claude 
Pearson, of New London, CT. , was best man. The bride was attired in a simply tailored 
aqua blue jersey gown. She wore black accessories. Following the ceremony a reception 
was given in Boston. Covers were laid for 15. Mrs. Reeve attended Jamestown College, 
Jamestown, ND., the past 3^^ years. Ensign Reeve is a graduate of Jamestown College and 
is attending Harvard. Ensign and Mrs. Reeve are making their home in Boston, 

Howard Waggoner, S-2c, who is stationed in New London, CT. , was a guest at his sister's 
wedding. The Waggoners were for many years residents of Hankinson. 

********** February 10, 1944 

KRAUSE - MAUER 

Miss Edna Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause, was united in marriage to 
George (Sabin) Mauer. Rev. Dreyer, of Wahpeton conducted the ceremony at Breckenridge on 
Feb. 2nd, 

Sgt. Mauer was home from his camp in Arkansas on a three day furlough. A reception 

was held at the home of the bride's parents Thursday evening. Mrs. Mauer will remain at 

the home of her parents. ji.j.a.j.jua.j.j.a.j. t,i. min// 

f ********** February 10, 1944 



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MANTADOR A shower was given at the local hall Friday evening in honor of Miss 

Rosella Reiland whose wedding took place Tuesday morning. Miss Ann Reiland of Hastings, 
NE., arrived home on Sunday to attend the wedding of her sister. 

********** February 10, 19A4 

BUDKE - BRUMMOND 
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Brummond announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth to Oren Budke 
of Fairmount. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lueck, of Lidgerwood, were the attendants. 

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BARNES - BRUMMOND 
The marriage of Miss Vema Brummond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Brummond to Pvt . 
Harold I.Barnes, of Rochester, NY., took place January 27th, in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Charlotte, NC. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. D. Alexander. Mrs. Oren 
Budke was the attendant for her sister and Sgt. George Baltrip was bestman. Private and 
Mrs. Barnes will reside near Camp Sutton, NC, where the bridegroom is stationed. 

********** February 17, 1944 

FELDMANN - GABBERT 

Miss Elsie Gabbert and Benjamin Feldmann were united in marriage at the Lutheran Church 
here on Sunday, February 20th, Rev. Gerhard Michael conducting the service. 

The couple will make their home on the bride's father's, August Gabbert, farm, south 
of town. A wedding dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Feldmann was held at the Hankinson Hall 
Tuesday night. ********** February 24, 1944 

SGT, BERNDT - ROSA 

Sgt. Clifton Berndt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bemdt, was united in marriage to Irene 
Rosa, of Minneapolis, Feb. 15th, Rev. Borgen conducting the service. Witnesses were Mr. 
and Mrs. Chris Berndt, Jr. Sgt. Bemdt is home on a 30 day furlough from his station in 
the Panama Canal zone, where he has been for the past nineteen months. The bride will con- 
tinue her beauty culture duties at the Frances Nystrom School in Minneapolis. 

The newlyweds are staying at the Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bemdt home for the present where 
a charivari was given in their honor. 

********** February 24, 1944 

DAUGHTER OF LOCAL PEOPLE MARRIED AT VALLEY CITY 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brunkowski, of this city, announce the marriage of their daughter, 
Geraldine Creg, to Corporal Calvin Foss, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Foss, of Valley City. 
The vows were spoken Friday before the Rev. Thomas Nugent, pastor of the Valley City Congre- 
gational Church. 

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Carrine Bogen, of Bruce, SD. 
Lieut. Alden Foss acted as best man. Corporal and Mrs. Foss are both graduates of the 
Valley City High School. 



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March 2, 1944 



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IN ST. PAUL 
Word has been received that Mr. and Mrs. Lou Burfening are now residents of St. Paul 
MN. , where Lou is holding a position with the Rilco Laminated Products. He also states 
that their daughter, Lois, will be married in the near future, in California. 

********** March 2, 1944 

WEDDING BELLS 
Miss Eunice Trinka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trinka, of Lidgerwood, recently 
became the bride of First Lieut. Walter J. Schranz. 

********** March 16, 1944 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
A bridal shower was held at the August Gabbert home Sunday afternoon in honor of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ben Feldman. Many lovely gifts were present the honored guests and a luncheon 
was served at the close of a pleasant afternoon. 

********** March 23, 1944 

SWANSON - WEINKAUP 
Miss Phyllis Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Swanson, south of New Effington, 
was united in marriage to Oswald Weinkauf , April 8th, at the church near New Effington. 
Attendants awere Eleanor and Delores Swanson and Estella Weinkauf, Kenneth Bellin, Darold 
Heidner and Glennis Jackson. 

********** April 20, 1944 

JAEGER - BISSONETTE 
Miss Frances Jaeger was united in marriage Saturday, April 15th, to Leon Bissonette, 

of Minneapolis, a Name Church. The bride was given away by her father, Martin 

Jaeger. She was gowned in a pale blue dress and wore a corsage of gardenias. Attendants 
were her sister, Cecilia Jaeger and First Sgt. Walter Bissonette. A reception was held at 
the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. R. G. Redden. The bride was a graduate of St. Francis 
Academy of Hankinson in 1939. Out of town guests present were: Mrs. Nick Jaeger, Mr. and 
Mrs. J. Fischer, of Roslyn and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Jaeger. The couple will make 

their home in Minneapolis. 

********** April 20, 1944 

MITTAG - PATNADE 

Mrs. Clara Mittag announces the marriage of her daughter, Helen, to Pvt. Darelle J. 

Patnade. The wedding took place April 3rd, at the Holy Apostle Catholic Church in Milwaukee. 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Krohn were the attendants. The bride was attired in a tan suit with brown 

accessories. The bridesmaid wore a blue suit. After the ceremony, dinner was served at the 

home of the groom's parents. Mr. Patnade is stationed at Camp Hood. TX. 

********** April 20, 1944 

SONORA Leonard Gabbert of the Navy and Miss Ruth Matz, of St. Paul, were married 

in St. Paul. ********** April 27, 1944 

STILES. .. .Helen Frantz, of the WAC's and Lt. George Willis were married in Tucson, Ariz- 

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ona, April 8th. ********** May 4, 1944 

STILES. .. .Pvt. Ernest Polda and Miss Nellie Lewis of Forrest City, Arkansas, were 
united in marriage at Memphis, where Pvt. Polda is with the Ferrying Command. 

********** flay 4, 1944 

BARNES - ZANDER 

Staff Sergeant John Barnes, son of Mrs. Mabel Barnes, of Bismarck, and Marcella Zander 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander, were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in 
Kiden, TX., Rev. Ellis performing the double ring ceremony, at 6:14 Sunday, May 7th, 1944. 

The groom wore the Army uniform and the bride was attired in a brown suit with blue- 
beige accessories. On her arm was a gold bracelet, a gift of the groom. 

Sgt. Barnes is stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. The newlyweds are now at home at 105 

South 3rd St., Temple, Texas. 

********** May 11, 1944 

HESS - STRONG 

At a candlelight service on Wednesday, May 10th, Lt. Donald W. Hess, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Albert Hess and Miss Marion Strong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Strong of James- 
town, were united in marriage by Rev. A. A. Graf at the Evangelical & Reformed Church. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Miss Frances Strong, of Mora, MN., 
sister of the bride, attended as maid of honor. Mrs. Leonard Kath and Miss Geraldine Free- 
man were bridesmaids. Attending the groom were Wayne Hess, A. Ernst and L. Kath. Miss 
Charlotte Harchanko played the nuptial music and Miss Dorothy Skovholt sang several numbers. 

A reception for the immediate families was held at the Leonard Kath home after which 
Lt. and Mrs. Hess left for a short honeymoon. 

Mrs. Hess is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. , and now a member of the 
Hankinson Public School faculty. Lt. Hess is with the U. S. Army Air Corps, and a pilot 
with the Ferrying Command, with over a year's seirvice in foreign countries. 

********** May 11, 1944 

WALTERS - GRIEPENTROG 

Miss Ethel Griepentrog, of Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Griepentrog, of 

this city, and Marshall Walters, E. 2-c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Walters, of Minneapolis, 

were united in marriage Saturday, May 13th, at Seattle, WA. Marshall has been in the Navy 
the past four years. ,. ^ * ^ ^ * * ^ . ^ May 18, 1944 

SIMDORN - MANTHEI 
Melvin Simdom and Miss Ruby Manthei were united in marriage at the Gus Simdom home 
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Rev. Wiems, of Barney officiating. Arline Simdorn, was 
bridesmaid and Albert Simdorn, of Wyndmere, best man. A supper was served to immediate 
realtives and a dance will be given in their honor Friday at Mantador. 

********** May 18, 1944 

HELEY - EKBERG 
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Heley of Fergus Falls, announce the approaching marriage of their 
daughter, Dorothy Lois, to Carl Ekberg, Ensign in the U. S. Navy. He is from Minneapolis. 

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The wedding will take place in Fergus Falls today. 

A********* I^ay 25, 1944 

KRUMP - UNDERBERG 

Lester Krump, son of Peter P. Krump, was united in marriage to Miss Marie Underberg, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Underberg, of Kent, MN., Thursday morning. May 25th, at the 
Kent Catholic Church. 

The bride wore a gown of white satin with a net overskirt and a fingertip veil. Her 
bridesmaid was the grooms sister, Miss Geraldine Krump and the groom's attendant was Howard 
Balmor, of Kent. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's parental home. Mr. and Mrs. 
Krump will make their home in Kent. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buckhaus, Mrs. Peter Scheller, Mr. 
and Mrs. M. Kiedal and Mr. and Mrs. Cabillot were guests from Hankinson at the wedding. 

********** June 1 1944 

WAWERS - BRINKMAN 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wawers, of Waldo Township, announce the marriage of their daughter, 
Cecilia Rosina to Cpl. James Brinkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brinkman, of Hankinson. 

The double ring ceremony took place at 7:30 in the evening, May 19th in the chapel of 
the Marine Corps base at Treasurer Island, San Francisco, CA. Sgt. Dan Gannon, of New York, 
gave the bride away. The attendants were Cpl, and Mrs. James Gettys, of Knoxville, TN., and 
Sgt. Don Taggert of Yeardon, PA., and Mrs. Henry Eserhut, of Los Angeles, Aunt of the bride. 
Father Romauld Walsh, Chaplain of the Navy officiated. 

The bride wore a soldier blue suit with a melon colored hat and accessories and a cor- 
sage of gardenias. The bride and groom attended St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, graduating 
together in 1942. The bride was valdictorian and won a scholarship to Fargo Business Coll- 
ege and after graduation was employed by Northern Imp. Co., of Fargo for a year. 

In March she left for Los Angeles where she is employed in Radio Corp. The groom attend- 
e d St. Johns Univ. at Collegeville and in March 1943 enlisted in the Marines. During the 
past year he has been attending Radar School in Chicago, Utah and San Francisco. 

Following a brief honeymoon the bride returned to Los Angeles to resvime her work and 
the groom returned to his base to complete his course. 

********** June 1, 1944 

SCHLENER - VERHOTA 
Relatives have received word of the marriage of Miss Thelma Schlener to Joseph Vehota, 
of Minneapolis, and Jerome Schlener and Miss Inez Loberg, of New Effington. They were mar- 
ried at Minneapolis on May 29th. Mr. Schlener was a former resident of this city. 

********** June 8, 1944 

Louise Schroeder and Doretta Bernard left Saturday for Watkins, MN., where they attend- 
ed the wedding of their cousin. Miss Marie Mergen on Tuesday. They expect to visit with 
relatives a couple of weeks before returning home. 

********** June 15, 1944 

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WEDDINGS 

WAXWEILER - LOEGERING 
The marriage of Miss Wolburga Catherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math Waxweiler, of 
Mantador, to Valentine M. Loegering, occurred at St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador, 
Wednesday, June 21st. Following the ceremony a reception was held in their honor at the 
home of the bride's parents. ********** j^„3 22, 1944 

BEVERIDGE - SCHOOLEY 
Word has been received by The NEWS telling of the marriage of Dorothy June, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Beveridge, to Clayton M. Schooley, Jr., of the U. S. Army, on 
May 16th, at Munising, MI. Dorothy is a graduate of the Masonic Hospital in Chicago. The 
family resided in Hankinson three years ago. 

********** June 22 1944 

BIGGS - O'BRIEN 
Robert Biggs was married Tuesday morning at St. John's Church in Rosholt, to Miss 
Susie O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, of New Effington. 

********** June 22 1944 

JARSKI - STAMBEAU 
Joe Jarski, son of Frank Jarski, was married on June 10th to Miss Mildren Stambeau, 
of Donnelly. They plan to make their home in Minneapolis, where the groom is employed. 
His father, Frank Jarski, will leave Friday for Minneapolis where he will visit them and his 
his daughter, Mary, who is in the General Hospital and whose condition is about the same. 

********** June 22, 1944 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Krause and family attended the wedding of the latter' s niece, Miss 
Lucinda Lentz to Donald Funfar at Lidgerwood on Thursday. 

********** June 22, 1944 

BELLIN - PANKOW 

Miss Edith Bellin, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bellin, became the bride of 
Cpl. Rudolph Pankow, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Pankow, June 21st, in Belford Township, 
Rev. Cordt's officiating. 

Cpl. Pankow left Saturday for Camp Pampa, TX. , where he is stationed. Mrs. Pankow 
expects to leave later to join her husband. 

A party and shower was given in honor of the couple Saturday night, a large crowd 

attending to wish them well. 

********** June 29, 1944 

SHOWER GIVEN 

STILES NEWS.... A miscellaneous shower was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Kopp- 

elman on Sunday in honor of Miss Marcella Wacha, whose marriage took place today. Miss 

Bernadine Kohoutek will be married on June 28th to Floyd Hanson, of Lidgerwood. 

********** June 29, 1944 

MARRIED ... STILES NEWS... Miss Elaine Lentz and Walter Tisch. .Wednesday at St. Boni- 

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face parsonage; Floyd Hanson to Bernadine Kohoutek at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

********** July 6. 19A4 

REINKE - SCHULTZ 
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reinke announce the marriage of their daughter, Marcella, to James 
J. Schultz, E. M. 1-c, U. S. Navy, on June 24th at St. Mathew's Cathedral, Washington, DC. 

********** July 6, 1944 

ALDRICH - ATKINSON 
Robert Aldrich and Grace Atkinson, both of Milwaukee, WI., were united in marriage on 
Saturday afternoon last by Rev. Jas . Davidson, in the home of Robert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
L. Aldrich, and in the presence of a small group of friends. The bridal couple, with Mr. 
and Mrs. L. E. Aldrich and children, left on a fishing trip that afternoon. 

********** July 13, 1944 

SON MARRIED IN ENGLAND 
Mrs. Amanda Korth has received word from her son, Emil, that he was recently married 
to a girl in England. No details were received. 

********** July 13 1944 

MEIDE - FISHER 
A very pretty wedding was held at St. Philip's Church Saturday morning when Miss Cec- 
ilia Meide, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Meide, became the bride of Jerome Fisher, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Fisher. Fr. G. C. Bierens conducted the service. 

The bride was dressed in white French satin and lace with finger tip veil. Her sister 
LaVerne, was maid of honor, and her sister. Hazel, was bridesmaid. The groom's attendants 
were Lawrence Meide and Leo Scheller. 

Following the ceremony breakfast was served to the bridal party by the groom's mother, 
with a five o'clock dinner at the home of the bride. A bridal cake was presented by Miss 
Penny Meide and Mrs. Wm. Boll, of Milwaukee. 

********** July 20, 1944 

HOLST - RECTOR 

The marriage" of Miss Dawn Arlene Hoist, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hoist 
of this city, and S. Sgt. Leo Rector, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rector of Ogden, Utah, was 
solemnized on Tuesday, July 18th, at Ogden, UT. 

The bride was attended by Miss Ardith Haring of Spokane, WA., a cousin of the bride- 
groom. Lawrence Rector served as best man. A lilac afternoon dress with white accessories 
was worn by the bride and her corsage was gardenias. 

Following the wedding a luncheon was served at the home of his parents. The home was 
beautifully decorated and the bridal table was centered with a lovely wedding cake topped 
by a bride and her soldier groom. 

After the reception the couple left for a weeks honeymoon at Salt Lake City after which 
they will return to Denver, CO., where Sgt. Rector is stationed. Sgt. Rector served for two 
years with the 164th Infantry in the South Pacific, at Guadalcanal and Bougainville. 

***** ***** July 27, 1944 

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ATTEND WEDDING 
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schieb attended the wedding of Captain Tim Francis, which took 
place at Enderlin on Sunday. 

********** July 27, 1944 

ANNOUNCE COMING MARRIAGE 
Cards are out announcing the coming marriage of Wm. T. Haen, of Long Beach, CA. , for- 
merly of this place, to Miss Annette Smith, of Long Beach. 

********** August 3, 1944 

KLAWITTER - CARLSON 
Miss Ada Klawitter, daughter of Mrs. Emilia Klawitter, formerly of this city, was 
recently married to Lawrence Z. Carlson, of Minneapolis at Immanuel Luthem Church, Rev. 0. 
Schupmann officiating. A reception followed at their home, 2229 Butler Place. The bride, 
wearing a blush pink satin gown and a fingertip veil carried a charming bouquet. 

Mrs. Doris Nyerk was matron of honor and Arlene Rossow and Phyllis Home were brides- 
maids. Melvin Holgren was the bestman. 

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klawitter, Hankinson; Mrs. Percy Anderson, 
Breckenridge; and several others. Mr. and Mrs. Carlson are spending a few weeks along 
North Shore Drive and at Hankinson, after which they will return to Minneapolis. 

********** August 3, 1944 

KRUEGER - BERNDT 
Miss Ann Pauline Krueger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krueger, of Frazee, MN., became 
the bride of Louis Brice Berndt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bemdt of Hankinson, Sunday at 
the Evangelical Church, Rev. A. A. Graf officiating. 

Attendants were: Miss Gladys Krueger, sister of the bride and the groom's brother, 
William. A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christ H. Bemdt. The bridal 
couple will reside at the home of Mr. Bemdt 's parents southwest of town. 

********** August 17, 1944 

TO ATTEND WEDDING 
Martin Bommersbach and son and daughter, Mrs. Ben Herding and daughter and Mrs. Pete 
Bommersbach left on Tuesday for Chicago, to attend the wedding of his daughter, Rosalie, 
on Saturday. His wife, who has been visiting there the past month will return home with 
her family following the wedding. 

********** August 24, 1944 

WEISS - MERILL 
A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stevenson in Brecken- 
ridge, when Miss Norma Weiss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Weiss, of Hankinson, became the 
bride of T-Sgt. Ralph H. Merrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Merill, of Parker, KS., Rev. J. 
Rengstorf performing the ceremony. Matron of honor was Mrs. H. H. Weiss, and H. H. Weiss 
attended the groom. The bride wore a cerese wool crepe dress and wore a corsage of white 
roses. 

The bride has been employed at Holdridge the past year, and the groom has served with 

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the Armed Forces in the Aleutians for the past 24 years. The newlyweds will leave for Chey- 
enne, WY., where the Sgt. will be stationed at Ft. Warren. 

********** August 24, 1944 

CPL. PETERSCHICK WEDS 
Mrs. Magdalene Peterschick. has announced the marriage of her son, Joseph L. Peterschick 
to Margaret Sparks, of Muskogee, OK., on August 31st. 

********** September 7, 1944 

MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER 
A miscellaneous shower was given at the Simon Dosch home Sunday afternoon, in honor of 
Helen Johnson and Roy Dosch. The couple received many beautiful and useful gifts. The 
young couple were united in marriage at the Evangelical Church Tuesday, Rev. Sterling Wenzel 

officiating. GREAT BEND September?, 1944 

********** 

WEDDING IN CHICAGO 
Mount Carmel Church was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday, August 26th, when 
Miss Rosalie Bommersbach became the bride of Charles Dorner at 10 o'clock. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Martin Bommersbach. She wore a gown of 
white satin entrain and a finger tip veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses. The bride 
was attended by Theresa Dorner, sister of the groom. Miss Lillian Ernst and Miss Antonia 
Perkowich. Attending the groom were: the brides brother, Ralph Bommersbach and James Hart 
of Chicago. 

A reception was held in the evening at 2924 Southport Ave., Wener Hall. 

********** September 7, 1944 

TEMPLETON - PROCHNOW 
Miss Helen Templeton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Templeton, of Fairmount , was 
united in marriage Friday afternoon to Willis Prochnow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Prochnow. 
The wedding was solemnized in the Methodist Church at Fairmount. The couple will make their 
home with his parents during the winter. 

********** September 14, 1944 

STILES NEWS.... A miscellaneous shower was held in the Mantador Hall in honor of Miss 
Marion Mauch and James Hrdlicka Sunday afternoon. 

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STILES NEWS.... A shower was given at the Jas. Polda home in honor of their daughter 
Bessie, and Joe Shomacs Sunday afternoon. 

********** September 14, 1944 

MANTADOR. .. .Mrs. Adolph Tryba and son, Michael attended the wedding of Mr. Tryba's 

niece at Breckenridge Thursday. 

A********* September 21, 1944 



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MEYER - KLUGE 

A lovely wedding was solemnized Wednesday afternoon at the Emmanuel Evangelical 
Church, when Rev. Graf united in marriage. Miss Eldeen Meyer to Harry Kluge. The double 
ring ceremony was used. 

The bride wore a gown of white satin, styled with a sweetheart neckline and lace in- 
serts. Rosepoint lace edged the full length satin train. Her finger tip veil fell from a 
tiara of seed pearls. She wore the gold lavalier her mother wore at her wedding and carr- 
ied a bridal bouquet of mixed flowers. The maid of honor. Miss Marjorie Simonson of St. 
Paul, wore a gown of pink chiffon. The bridesmaid, Miss Estelle Weinkauf, of New Effington, 
wore an aqua satin and net gown. They carried bouquets of mixed flowers. 

Olbay Meyer and Raymond Hentz attended the groom. Miss Charlotte Harchanko played the 
nuptial music and accompanied Mrs. Donald Carlton, when she sang 'Because' and 'I Love You 
Truly'. 

A reception was held at the bride's parental home following the ceremony. Covers were 
laid for thirty eight guests. Mr. and Mrs. Kluge will make their home with the bridegroom's 
father. ********** September 21, 19A4 

ALTHOFF - BALDNER 

Nuptial vows were exchanged by Frances Althoff , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Althoff 
and Earl Baldner, of Wahpeton, at St. Philip's parish Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. 
G. C. Bierens officiating. Attendants were Bernice Baldner and Sylvester Althoff, Marion 
Althoff and Alfred Baldner. A wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives and friends 
at the home of the bride's parents. 

The couple plan to make their home at Wahpeton, where the groom is employed by the Civil 
Service. A dance was given in their honor that same evening at Mantador. 

******** *-* September 21, 1944 

STILES NEWS.... A large crowd attended the shower in honor of Miss Marion Mauch who 
was wed Sept. 27th, at Mantador to James J. Hrdlicka. 

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STILES NEWS. ;. .Elizabeth Harles and Michael Brewer were united in marriage on Monday 
morning at Lidgerwood. 

********** September 28, 1944 

STOLTENOW - WORKER 
Miss Alice Worner was united in marriage to Manville Stoltenow on Sunday, Sept. 24th, 
at her home in Great Bend. The single ring ceremony was read by Rev. Sterling Wenzel. 

The bride was attired in a street length dress of blue velvet. Her accessories were 
pink. Mrs. Morris Worner attended the bride and Earl Stoltenow was best man. 

A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which the couple 
left on a honeymoon. They will make their home in Great Bend. 

********** September 28, 1944 

KRUMP - EHLERT 

St. Thomas Church at Kent, MN., was the scene of a pretty wedding on Tuesday, when 

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Miss Hilarion Krump, daughter of Mr. Peter P. Krump, became the bride of Harry F. Ehlert 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Ehler, of Kent, Rev. Fr. Warners officiating. 

The bride chose a gown of white satin, with a net overskirt. She wore a fingertip 
veil which fell from a crown of seed pearls. Her only jewelry was a gold locket, a gift 
of the groom. Her bouquet of white and pink roses completed her costume. 

The bride was attended by Rosemary Ehlert and Luella Krump. LaVonne Krump was flower 
girl. Mr. Ehlert was attended by his brother S-Sgt Victor Ehlert, recently returned from 
Italy, and Lester Krump. Ushers were, Archie Krump and Cleutus Ehlert. 

A wedding breakfast was served for seventy guests at the home of the groom's parents, 
and a wedding dinner at the home of the bride's father, Peter P. Krump. The couple are 
honeymooning in Chicago. They will make their home on a farm near Kent. 

Those attending the wedding from Hankinson were: Mrs. Peter Scheller and children, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Buckhaus and family, Mrs. Harold Witt and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Krump, John and Grandma Krump and Mr. and Mrs. Max Krump. 

********** September 28, 1944 

WEDDING SHOWER 

A miscellaneous shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldner, at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Althoff. The honored couple received many lovely gifts. 
A bounteous repast was served the guests before their departure. 

********** September 28, 1944 

THOMPSON - BLAUERT 

Miss Myrtle Thompson, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Thompson, of Hankinson, and William Blau- 
ert, of Detroit Lakes, were united in marriage at the Ness Church of Elbow Lake, Friday 
evening, Sept. 29th. Rev. 0. G. Aesen officiated. A reception was given at the church 
parlors following the ceremony. The newly weds left for Northern Minnesota for a week's 
stay and will be at Detroit Lakes, MN. A host of friends extend congratulations. 

********** October 5, 1944 

GAAB - MEYER 

Miss Mary Gaab, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaab, of St. Johns parish near Mandan, 
ND., and Cpl. Nickolas A. Meyer, son of Mrs. Mary Meyer were united in marriage at St. 
Philip's Church Monday. Rev. G. E. Bierens officiated. 

Attendants were Gertrude Meyer and Michael Meyer. A wedding dinner and reception was 
held at the home of the groom's mother. 

Cpl. and Mrs. Meyer left on Tuesday for Naples Field, Dothan, AL. 

********** October 5, 1944 

MAUCH - HRDLICKA 

Miss Mary Anna Mauch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mauch, of Mantador, and James J. 
Hrdlicka, son of Mrs. Francis Hrdlicka, were united in marriage in St. Peter and Paul's 
church Wednesday, Fr. Schneider officiating. 

The bride wore a gown of white Marquisette with lace insertions and fingertip veil. 

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Miss Arline Mauch was maid of honor, and wore a white brocade gown. Miss Delores 
Mauch was the bridesmaid and her gown was pink marquisette. Leonard Jelinke attended the 
groom. A dinner was served at the bride's home with covers for sixty guests. In the even- 
ing a reception for the newlyweds was held at the Mantador Hall. 

********** October 12, 1944 

HERMSEN - KRUMP 
The wedding of Miss Esther Hermsen and Wilfred Krump is reported in the Mantador col- 
umn elsewhere in this issue of the NEWS. 

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MANTADOR. .. .Miss Esther Hermsen became the bride of Wilfred Krump on Tuesday at the 
Catholic Church in Mantador, in a pretty ceremony before friends and relatives. A dinner 
and supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hermsen and a 
reception was held at the Mantador Hall in the evening. 

********** October 19, 1944 

REILAND - BOROWSKY 
MANTADOR. .. .Mr. Herbert Reiland was married to Miss Lillian Borowski, at Lidgerwood, 
Wednesday at St. John's Church. A reception was held in the evening at the Mantador Hall. 

********** October 19, 1944 

FREEMAN - BROWN 
On Monday evening, October 2nd, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Sedalia, MO., Miss 
Oeraldine Freeman became the bride of George Brown, WT 2-c, Coast Guard. A double ring 
ceremony was read by Rev. V. Hildbreder. Mrs. E. Edwards, the groom's sister, attended 
the bride. Donald Kinbrick attended the groom. A reception was held for the bridal couple 
party at the Hotel Bathwell. The newlyweds spent a short honeymoon at Lake of the Ozarks, 
and also visited with her parents at Geneseo, ND. 

Miss Brown taught school in Hankinson last year and is now teaching in Leola, SD. Mr. 
Brown is now stationed in New York City. 

********** October 19, 1944 

FRANZ - HRDLICHKA WEDDING 
Miss Wilma Franz was united in marriage to Mr. Rudolph Hrdlichka, Wednesday evening at 
the Lutheran Church here. Rev. G. Michael officiated. 

The bride was lovely in a white satin gown cut entrain. Her finger tip veil fell from 
a tiara of seed pearls and she completed her bridal costume with a bouquet of bridal flowers 
Her attendants were Miss Betty Meyers and Mrs. Orville Bladow. The groom was attended by 
Bernard Hinrichs and Mr. 0. Bladow. 

********** October 19, 1944 

SEDLER - STOLTENOW 
GREAT BEND.,.. A very pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon when Miss Ruby 
Stoltenow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow, of Mooreton Township, and Monroe Sed- 
ler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sedler, of Brandenburg Township, were joined in holy matri- 
mony. Rev. J. Rengstorf conducting a double ring ceremony in the Great Bend Lutheran Church. 

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The Maid of Honor was her cousin, Myra Cast, and Florence Schley, was bridesmaid. 
Vernon Sadler and Armond Brandt attended the groom. The bride wore a gown of white satin 
with long train with finger tip veil. During the ceremony Wilbur Bohn, Chas. Adamson, Mrs. 
Elmer Stoltenow, Elaine Stoltenow and Mrs. Ralph Worner, accompanied on the organ by Mrs. 
H. H. Weiss, rendered a song. A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sedler will make their home on a farm north of Great Bend. 

********** October 19, 1944 

PETRICH - ROEDER 

Miss Doris Petrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Petrich was united in marriage 
to Cpl. Roland Roeder of Boise, ID., son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roeder, Thursday afternoon 
at 3:30. Rev. G. Michael officiated at the wedding, which took place in the Lutheran Church. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a white satin gown, with a flowing white tulle veil. 
Her attendants were Miss Bernice Petrich and Miss Lucille Senst. Attending the groom were 
Alfred Milbrandt and Wilmar Roeder. 

A wedding supper was served in the church basement at 6 o'clock, after which followed 
a wedding shower for Cpl. and Mrs. Roeder. 

********** October 26, 1944 

HENTZ - SOLID 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hentz announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy, to David 
Solid, of Bertha, MN. The marriage took place Friday at the Lutheran Church in Breckenridge 
MN. The Rev. P. A. Grisvold read the service. Attendants were Margaret Ruth Hentz and 
Raymond Hentz . 

A wedding dance followed the service at the home of the bride's parents. The couple 
left thereafter for a short wedding trip. The bride will resume her duties in the Public 
Schools of Spring Valley, MN., and the bridegroom awaits Navy orders. 

MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER 

A miscellaneous shower was given in the Lutheran Church basement on Sunday afternoon 
for Mrs. (Dorothy Hentz) D. Solid, who was recently married. Relatives and friends attended. 
Her niece, Sabina Godfredson, of Lucca, played two selections on the violin, accompanied, 
on the piano, by her mother. She received many lovely gifts. A repast closed a pleasant 
afternoon. ********** November 2, 1944 

GREAT BEND.... A wedding dinner for Miss Edigna Dauer and Art Raitor was served by 
her sisters, Mr. Clarence Schmitt and Mrs. Henry Schmitt at the former's home. 

********** November 2, 1944 

PROCHNOW - FREY 
Aldena L. Prochnow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Prochnow, and Orville W. Frey, of 
Hankinson, were united in marriage at a service read by Rev. G. C. Michael at the Lutheran 
Church Nov. 14. Attendants were Delbert Prochnow and Donald Prochnow; and Dorine Prochnow 
and Joan Prochnow. The bride, charminly attired in a wedding gown with a long train, wear- 
ing a fingertip veil, was given in marriage by her father. 

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A wedding supper was served at the home of the bride following the service. The newl- 

weds will reside at the Ervin Prochnow home for the present due to the illness of the 

bride's father, Ervin Prochnow. 

November 16, 19A4 



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GREAT BEND.... Miss Dorothy Wiebusch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiebusch, and No- 
land Osborne, of Wahpeton, were united in marriage at St. John's Church near Tyler Sunday. 

********** November 16, L9A4 

SONORA. . . . St . Anthony's Church of Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday 
morning at 9 o'clock when Miss Elizabeth Goerdt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goerdt, of 
Fairmount, became the bride of Harold Schroeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schroeder, of 
south of Sonora. Mass was read by Rev. Father Simon in the presence of a large number of 
relatives and friends. 

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Agnes Goerdt and the best man was the groom's 
brother, Willard Schroeder, S 1-c, of New York City. The newlyweds will make their home 
south of Sonora. ** ******** November 23, 1944 

WESTPHAL - ROSSOW 

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Friday, Nov. 17th, when Marjorie Westphal, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Westphal, of this city and Clarence Rossow, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Julius Rossow, of Hankinson, were joined in wedlock at a double ring ceremony performed by 
Rev. G. C. Michael at the Lutheran Church. 

Maid of honor was a sister. Mavis Westpahl and bridesmaid was Doris Rossow, a sister 
of the groom. The groom was attended by Milo Rossow. The bride wore a gown of white taff- 
eta, her full length veil held in place with a cornet halo of beads. She carried a bouquet 
of pink roses and white mums. The maid of honor wore a gown of pink taffeta and pink head- 
dress and the bridesmaid wore a blue chiffon over taffeta and blue net headdress. Lucille 
Prochnow played the wedding march. 

A reception was held at the church parlors for eighty guests. The bride's four-tier 
wedding cake was baked by her aunt, Mrs. C. W. Bladow. After a pleasant evening the guests 
extended best wishes to the couple, 

********** November 23, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Donald Myklebost, now of the west coast, was married to Shirley 
Sanders on Oct. 15th, a message to his parents here, states. 

********** November 23, 1944 

KORTH - SCHMIDT 
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Evangelical Church in Hankinson Friday, 
when Miss Frances Korth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Korth, became the bride of Luverne 
Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Schmidt, the double ring ceremony being used. The bride 
was given in marriage by her father. The bride's gown was of white satin cut entrain with 
sweetheart neckline and full length veil. She carried a bouquet of mixed flowers. The 
bride chose as her bridesmaid. Miss Alice Korth, sister of the bride and Miss Maxine Sch- 

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midt, sister of the groom. Miss Korth wore a gown of blue marquisette with a net skirt 
and Miss Schmidt wore a gown of pink taffeta with net skirt. Both wore a corsage of pink 
carnations. Mar jo Medenwaldt, cousin of the bride acted as flower girl and wore a dress 
of pink and carried white carnations. The groom's attendants were Rodney Schmidt and Wil- 
fred Korth. Mrs. Erling Haukness sang, "I Love You Truly" and "Because," accompanied by 
Miss Charlotte Harchanko at the organ, and also played the wedding marches. 

A reception and shower was held in the church basement following the ceremony. The 
bride's cake was baked and decorated by her mother. The young couple will make their home 
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MISS ARVESON MARRIED IN MOORHEAD 
Miss Frances Arveson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Arveson, Moorhead, became the 
bride of Wilbur Sillerud, of Pelican Rapids, MN., Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church. Miss 
Arveson taught school in Hankinson two years ago. 

********** January A, 1945 

CPL. OLIVER MARRIED 
Cpl. R. S. Oliver, of Ft. Snelling, was united in marriage to Miss Phyllis Maes, of 
Redwood Falls, MN., on January 3rd. Details will be available for next week's paper. 

********** January 11, 1945 

SCHROEDER - RADKE 
Miss Mabel Schroeder and Rudolph Radke were united in marriage at Fairmount Wednesday. 
Father Meyer officiated. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schroeder, of Fair- 
mount, and has been employed the past four and one-half years at the Chas. Hein, Sr., home 
here. She returned to Hankinson and her husband left for Caliente, NV., where he is an 
employee of the U. P. Railroad. 

********** January 11, 1945 

WEDDING BELLS 
Given in marriage by her father, Kathryn Phyllis Maes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
B. Maes, of Redwood Falls, became the bride of Cpl. Ralph Sherman Oliver in the Chapel of 
MacAlister Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Wednesday evening. Cpl. Oliver is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. 0. A. Oliver, of Hankinson, and is stationed at Ft. Snelling. Rev. W. F. Vance, 
pastor of the church performed the ceremony at 8 PM. Mrs. J. T. Ahem, of St. Paul, sister 
of the bride, was matron of honor and the groom's attendant was Pvt. L. R. Baker, of Ft. 
Snelling. 

With her dress of winter white wool, the bride wore a single large orchid and black 
accessories. The matron of honor wore navy blue and white flowers were sweetheart roses 
and carnations. Mrs. Maes wore a blue dress and gardenias and the groom's mother had a 
gardenia corsage for her white trimmed dark blue dress. 

A small group of relatives attended the reception held at the Ahern home. Out of 
town guests were the bride's mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Maes, of Redwood Falls, 
and the groom's mother, Mrs. 0. A. Oliver, Hankinson and Mrs. F. E. Tyler, also of Hankinson. 

After a two weeks' visit in Redwood Falls, and Hankinson, Cpl. and Mrs. Oliver will be 
at home at 445 Wheeler Ave., St. Paul. 

Mr. Oliver graduated from law school in 1942 at the Univ. of North Dakota and was ad- 
mitted to the bar on June 19th, 

********** January 18, 1945 

SCHELLER - BRUMMOND 
Marriage vows were exchanged on Monday, January 15th, at Wahpeton, by Miss Margaret 
Mary Scheller, of Wishek and Roy Robert Brummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Brummond of this 
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They plan to make their home in Hankinson, the latter being employed on the Soo Rail- 
way out of this city. .^ * ^ ,, ^ ^ ^ * * ^ January 18, 19A5 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A farewell party for Pvt. Carlson was held Sunday at the Elder Carlson 
home, with only relatives present. Pvt. Carlson was married Saturday to Miss Mata Wolfe 
near Sisseton. ********** January 18, 1945 

WEDDING REPORTED 

Orrin Dibbert, who is on a furlough from the Army and is visiting at Yakima, WA., is 
reported to have been united in holy wedlock there last week. No deatils are available for 
The NEWS this week. ********** January 25, 1945 

WIPPERMAN - DICKINSON 

Marriage vows were exchanged on Jan. 17th, at the Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, 
when Miss Eleanor Helen Wipperman, of Berkeley, CA., and Charles William Dickinson were 
united in holy wedlock. 

Miss Wipperman is a daughter of M. A. Wipperman, Sr., of this city, in which community 
she was born and reared. She received her education from the Hankinson Public School and 
graduated from the Miss Woods School in Minneapolis, and for the past few years has been 
employed at Berkeley, CA. ********** January 25, 1945 

TO NEBRASKA 
MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reiland and daughters, Margaret and Marion, left for Hast- 
ings, NE., Thursday, to attend the wedding of their daughter, Anna, to Donald Burns, the 
ceremony taking place Tuesday of this week. 

********** January 25, 1945 

WORNER - LEHMAN 

Word had been received here by relatives telling that Lorraine Womer was united in 
marriage to Seaman Chuck Lehman. The marriage occurred January 11th, in Minneapolis. 
Mrs. Lehman is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Elsie Worner, formerly of this city, but now 
residing in Minneapolis. ^ ^*^^.^^** February 8, 1945 

KORTH - FREDERICK 

The marriage of Miss Lorraine Korth and LeRoy Fredericks S. M. 3-c. U. S. C. G., took 
place January 24th in New York City with Rev. A. Kleps, pastor of Immanuel Evangelical 
Church officiating. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Charles Korth, of Renton, WA. , and formerly of this 
city. Mr. Frederick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Fredericks of this city. For her 
wedding gown Mrs. Fredericks wore a two piece dress of white moire taffeta with white acc- 
essories and a corsage of sweetheart roses. Her attendant, Mrs. Lillian Halberg, of Port 
Arthur, TX. , wore aqua with gold accessories and a corsage of pink roses. Joe Halberg, U. 
S. C. G., attended as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Fredericks are temporarily located in New 
York City. **** ****** February 8, 194 5 



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ANNOUNCE BETHROTHAL OF PATRICIA BEITHON 

Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Beithon, of this city, announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Patricia, to Alfred J. Nelson, U. S. Army Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nelson, of 
Bamesville, MN. 

Miss Beithon is a junior home economics student at the Univ. of Wisconsin, where she 
is affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority. Pvt. Nelson, a former engineering student at the 
North Dakota State School of Science at Wahpeton and NDAC, is now stationed at Chanute 
Fxeld, IL. ***^^*^^*^ February 15, 1945 

HAWTHORNE - SCHIEB 

Pfc. Jane Schieb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schieb, of Mantador, was united in marr- 
iage to Pfc. Franklin J. Hawthorne, of Waverly, NY., on January 6th, word received reports. 

Mrs. Hawthorne is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and attended nursing school 
in Breckenridge. She is now a member of the WACs. Pfc. Hawthorne is a paratrooper. 

********** February 15, 1945 

KLIMEK - MOEN 

Marlys Moen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moen, of Sisseton, and Dennis Klimek, son 

of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Klimek, were united in marriage at St. Peters Catholic Church at 

Sisseton, Feb. 6th, at 8:30. Father Siebert officiated. The bride wore a grey wool suit 

with black accessories and corsage of red roses. The bridesmaid, Louise Weiss, wore a black 

suit with a corsage of red roses. Eddie Hannaset was best man. A reception and wedding 

dinner was served at the Commercial Hotel. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. John S. 

Klimek and Frances and Mr. and Mrs. Irving J. Klimek. After a short honeymoon they will 

make their home in Hankinson. ^^^^j.^m^^jl t^ ^. icio/c 

**** ****** February 15, 1945 

TO BE MARRIED 

Appearing in the Seattle Times in the "Intention to Wed" column on January 19th, were 

the names of Victor H. Rengstorf and Loretta H. Mau. "Vic" formerly attended school in 

Hankinson, residing at Great Bend. 

********** February 15, 1945 

JASMER - MEDENWALDT 

Miss Janette Jasmer and Cpt. Orin Medenwaldt were united in marriage at Lidgerwood 

Thursday, Rev. Roiter officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ebel were attendants. 

Cpt. Medenwaldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Medenwaldt, is home from the China theatre of 

war, a mechanic in the Air Force. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jasmer. 

She will remain here when her husband rejoins his company. 

********** February 22, 1945 

WITT - GETZLOFF 
Herbert Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Witt and Dorothy Getzloff, of Willow City, ND., 
were married Dec. 9th, at Botteneau, ND. Witnesses were Mrs. Allen Forbes and Frank A. Mar- 
tin. Mrs. Witt will arrive here Saturday evening from Willow City and the couple plan to 
make their home in this city. Mr. Witt is employed at the Hankinson Auto Co. 

**** ****** March 15, 1945 

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JUDGE HATLIE MARRIED 
Judge Martin Hatlie, of Wahpeton, was united in marriage to Miss Virginia Baker at 
the United parsonage Saturday evening. 

********** March 15, 1945 

PROCHNOW - SCHLEY 
Delbert Prochnow and Miss Florence Schley, R. N., daughter of Mrs. Chris Horaber, of 
Browns Volley, MN. , were united in holy wedlock at Winnipeg, Canada, last Thursday. 

********** March 15, 19A5 

ABBOTT - ANDERSON 
Charles Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T. Abbott, of this city, and Miss Phyllis 
Jo Anderson, of Rush City, MN., exchanged marriage vows at St. Paul Thursday afternoon. 
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Toole acted as witnesses. The newlyweds spent the week end here visiting 
with his parents, and then returned to St. Paul where they are both employed at the Wal- 
dorf Co. Miss Arline Abbott, of Fargo, visited here over the week end. 

* ********* March 15, 1945 

ATTENDING WEDDING 
Geo. Stach and son, Geo., Jr., are at Milwaukee, WI., to attend the wedding of Mr. 
Stack's daughter, Doris. * ** * ****** March 22, 1945 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Worner of this city announce the engagement of their daughter, Dor- 
othy E. , to Robert Cameron, of Los Angeles, CA. Miss Worner has been employed in defense 
work in California since she left Hankinson about two years ago. 

********** April 5, 1945 

TO SEATTLE 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Rengstorf left on Tuesday for Seattle, WA. , to attend the wedding 
of their son, Victor. ********** April 5, 1945 

WEDDING KEPT SECRET IS ANNOUNCED 

Mildred L. Evenson, daughter of Mrs. Ole Evenson, of New Effington, SD., and Harley 0. 
Anderson, of Hankinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson, were united in holy wedlock on 
Nov. 3rd, 1944, at Fargo. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Berge. The couple were attended 
by Mr. and Mrs. Emil Evenson, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the Gopher Grill. The bride is a 
graduate of Sisseton High School and St. John's School of Nursing and at present is on the 
nurses' staff at the Government Hospital at Sisseton. The groom is a graduate of Hankinson 
High School and attended the State School of Science, at Wahpeton, and is engaged in farming 
with his father in Greendale Township. Easter Sunday Mrs. Ole Evenson entertained relatives 
at which time the wedding was first announced. A host of friends extend best wishes. 

********** April 5, 1945 



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BEITHON - NELSON 

At a ceremony March 29th in the First Presbyterian Church at Delray Beach, FL., Miss 
Patricia Beithon, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Beithon, of Hankinson, became the bride 
of Pvt. Alfred J. Nelson, of Barnesville, MN., Dr. J. G. Robinson read the service. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin and net 
with a fingertip veil. Her bridal bouquet was white roses and for jewelry she wore a gold 
cross, a gift of the bridegroom. Attending her as bridesmaid, was a sister of the bridegroom 
Miss Mary Nelson of Barnesville, who wore a gown of pink chiffon and carried an old fashioned 
bouquet. Paul Beithon, brother of the bride, was best man. Mrs. Beithon wore a dress of 
dusty rose with a corsage of Talisman roses and Mrs. Nelson wore a violet street length dress 
with a gardinia corsage. 

Mrs. William 0. Jelks, organist, played Liebestraum by Liszt and the tradional wedding 
marches. Soloist was Mrs. John Cota, who sang "At Dawning" and "0 Promise Me." 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served in the Colony Hotel at Delray Beach. 
Mrs. Nelson attended the University of Wisconsin where she is affilited with Kappa Delta 
Sorority. Pvt. Nelson, a former engineering student at the North Dakota State School of 
Science at Wahpeton and at NDAC, is stationed with the Army Air Corps at Boca Baton Field, FL. 

Pvt. and Mrs. Nelson will make their home at 11 NE Fourth Ave. Delray Beach, FL. 

********** April 12, 1945 

HAND - CLOCK 

Word received by Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Clock, of this city, tells of the marriage of their 
son, George, to Miss Patricia Hand, the ceremony being performed in England. Staff Sgt. 
Clock is with the Air Force in France and Miss Hand served with the Royal Canadian Air Force 
in England. The wedding occurred on March 14th, Sgt. Clock has been overseas the past 
eighteen months, and was at first stationed in England where he met his wife-to-be. 

********** April 19, 1945 

ZIETLOW - HAMMERSCHMIDT 

Miss Marion Hammerschmidt and Cpl. Harold Zietlow were united in marriage Tuesday, April 
17th, the ceremony, taking place in Moorhead. Mrs. Zietlow is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt 
Hammerschmidt, of Moorhead, formerly Hankinson residents, and has been employed in the Herb- 
st Department Store in Fargo. Cpl. Zietlow, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Zietlow, and is 
stationed in a Detroit, MI., camp near where they will make their home. 

********** April 19, 1945 

DIFFERDING - EVENSON 
Mary Differding, daughter of Peter Differding, and Gordon Evenson, of Colfax, ND., were 
married at Wahpeton Monday, April 16th. Witnesses were Georgiana and Frances Differding, 
Danny Gereszek and Patricia Differding. The groom is employed by Leach & Gamble. They will 
make their home in Wahpeton. 

********** April 19, 1945 

ATTENDS TWO WEDDINGS 
Miss Charlotte Harchanko left Tuesday morning for Bismarck to attend a wedding of a 

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girl friend and Sunday she will attend the wedding of her sister, Helen, at Minot, serving 
as bridesmaid. ********** April 19, 1945 

MARRIED APRIL 18th 
Word was received here that Miss Ann Gabbert, daughter of John Gabbert, was married on 
April 18th at Denver, CO., where she has been employed the past year. 

********** April 26, 1945 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parsons, of Fessenden, visited here Wednesday. They were enroute 

home from Philadelphia after attending the wedding of their daughter, Margaret. They were 

visiting with Mrs. James Parsons. 

********** I^ay 17, 1945 

PLOTNIK - BELLIN 

Miss Bennette Plotnik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Plotnik, of Minneapolis, was 

united in marriage to Pfc. Milton Bellin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bellin, Wednesday, May 

9th, at St. Helenas Parish House, Minneapolis, Jerone Schlener and Patricia Plotnick were 

attendants. 

The couple are spending three weeks in Hankinson. Mrs. Bellin was a student nurse at 

St. Mary's Hospital. Pfc. Bellin was discharged from the Army on April 28th. He had served 

in the Normandy battle and wears the Combat Infantryman's badge. The newlyweds plan to make 

their home in Minneapolis. ********** May 17, 1945 

WEDDING BELLS 

Gladys Mumm and Peter P. Krump Married 

Gladys Mumm, of this city, and Peter P. Krump, of Kent, MN., were united in marriage 

at Breckenridge, Saturday, May 26th. They visited in Minneapolis until Wednesday of the 

week when they returned here. Mrs. Krump 's mother, Mrs. Knaak, accompanied them here for 

an indefinate stay in the city. 

********** June 7, 194 5 

GWEN STENEHJEM, FORMER TEACHER MARRIED 

Miss Gwen Stenehjem, former teacher in the Hankinson schools, was united in marriage 
to Lt. Paterson Boiid, USNR, at Washington, DC, May 26th, according to word received by 
friends in this city. 

Lt. and Mrs. Bond will make their home in New York, where Lt. Bond is stationed at Port 
Direction Headquarters. Mrs. Bond has been in Washington for the past few months as script 
writer for Columbia Broadcasting Company, and before was instrutor in speech at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin. ********** June 7, 1945 

MARTIN - REINKE 

Margaret Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fallon, of Elma Township, and Edward 
Reinke, son of Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach, of this city, were united in marriage at St. Philip's 
Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating at the ceremony. 

The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Reinke. The bride was dressed in a 
blue silk suit with white accessories. Her attendent wore a green tailored dress. A wedding 
dinner was served to immediate members of the family at the home of the bride's parents. 

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The couple will make their home on the Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach farm northwest of town 
which Mr. Reinke has been operating for several years. 

********** • June 14 1945 

BOLDT - BOMMERSBACH 
Miss Annabelle Boldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boldt, of Great Bend, became the 
bride of Anton Bommersbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bommersbach, of this city today, Rev. 
G. C. Bierens performing the ceremony. The bride was gowned in a white satin dress with 
finger-tip veil. Mrs. Marian Bommersbach, sister of the groom was matron of honor. Brides- 
maid was Miss Alice Boldt, sister of the bride. The groom was attended by his brother, Ed- 
ward, and Pvt. Allen Boldt, brother of the bride. 

The groom will return to Ft. Riley, KS., Thursday and the bride will make her home with 
her parents for the war's duration, 

********** June 14 1945 

KRUSE WEDS REINKE 
Elsie Frances Reinke and Louis Carl Kruse were married June 11th at St. Mary's Cathed- 
ral, Fargo. She is the daughter of Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach, of this city. 

********** June 14, 1945 

WEDDINGS 
NEW EFFINGTON, . . .Miss Helen Clause, of New Effington, SD., became the bride of Merle 
Ready, son of John Ready, of Claire City, Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church. The newlyweds 
will reside on a farm in Bossco Township. 

********** June 14, 1945 

HAMMER. . . .The Louis Stave and Selmer Hammer families attended a bridal shower for Helen 
Vollmer at Claire City Tuesday evening. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 
HAMMER. .. .The recent marriage of their daughter, Luella, to Sgt Alfred Larson was the 
occasion for a gathering at the Otto Loessin home to celebrate the event. 

********** June 14 1945 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 
A marriage license was issued to Elwood L. Shelley, of Hankinson, and Patricia Pellman, 
of Richland, in Fargo this week. 

********** June 21, 1945 

. WORNER - CAMERON 
Dorothy Elaine Worner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Womer, was united in marriage to 
Robert Lee Cameron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cameron, of Palisade, CO., on June 9th, at a can- 
dlelight ceremony in Bethel Lutheran Church, Los Angeles. The bride was attired in an ivory 
satin gown with lace insertions in the bodice and train, with finger tip veil and carried a 
bouquet of roses. The maid of honor, Mrs. Kermit Boyd wore a pink gown and the bridesmaid 
Mrs. Lloyd Siedschlag (nee Ardeth Halverson) wore an aqua gown. Attendants were Michael 
Griffey and Lloyd Siedschlag. A reception was held immediately after the wedding at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jones. Mrs. H. G. Womer, of this city, attended the wedding. 

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After a short trip the couple will make their home in Los Angeles. 

********** June 21, 1945 

ELLERY WEBSTER - CLARA HEHN * 
Clara Hehn, of St. Paul, and Ellery Webster, of Breckenridge, were married Sunday 
June 24th, at 2 o'clock at St. Paul. 

The ceremony took place at the home of Walter Hehn, son of the bride. Rev. Ernst 
Stachling, pastor of St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church, of St. Paul, read the double ring cere- 
mony. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hehn and Mr. and Mrs. Roland Vanderhoff, a daugh- 
ter of the bride. The couple will be at home to friends at 212 8th St. No., at Wahpeton, 

after July 1st. 

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HENTZ - NAVRATIL 

Miss Marie Schiltz received an announcement of the marriage of her grand-nephew, Harold 

M. Hentz, to Dorothy Mae Navratil, both of New Effington. The wedding was solemnized at St. 

John's Church at Rosholt, June 25th. 

********** June 28, 1945 

MANTADOR. .. .Thomas Haus was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Politiski, of Urbank, 
MN. , Tuesday morning. ++++++++++ 

MANTADOR. .. .STERN - HAUSKEN. .. .Cards came announcing the marriage of Eleanor Hausken to 
Donald Stern, of Paynesville, on Sunday at Paynesville. 

********** June 28, 1945 

TO FARIBAULT 
Mrs. Joseph Reinke departed Sunday evening for Faribault to visit with relatives and 
to be present at the marriage of her niece which took place Wednesday morning. 

********** June. 28, 1945 

GREAT BEND. .. .Before a candle lighted altar, Mrs. Levola Walters became the bride of 
Marvin Hoeft, of Great Bend, June 28th, Rev. Sterling Wenzel, of the Zion Evangelical Church 
conducting the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Reuben Stoltenow played the wedding march. Mrs. 
Sterling Wenzel, Mrs. Manville Stoltenow and Mrs. Wenzel rendered the vocal solos. 

The bride wore a gown of white taffeta with lace trimming, with finger tip veil. Her 
only jewelry was a gold cross, a gift of the groom. Miss Lucile Deike, sister of the bride, 
was maid of honor, and was gowned in a yellow taffeta dress. Miss Dorothy Hoeft, a niece 
of the groom, wore a gown of teal blue taffeta. The groom's attendants were, Allen Berndt 
and Lester Deike. Manville Stoltenow and Dale Deike were ushers. 

A wedding dinner was served for fifty guests at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. H. A. Dieke. Centerpiece was a four tier cake, baked by Mrs, Herbert Hoeft. After 
a wedding trip the couple will make their home in Great Bend. 

********** July 5, 1945 

CAMPBELL - BOMMERSBACH 
A very pretty wedding took place at St. Anthony's Church, Fairmount, Tuesday morning 

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when Miss Jane Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vftn. Campbell, of Fairmount, became the 
bride of Sgt. Joseph Bommersbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach, of this city. 
Rev. Father Berne performed the ceremony. The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of 
white marquisette. Mrs. Adam Bommersbach acted as matron of honor and wore an ankle length 
gown of yellow rayon net. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Theresa Campbell, 
as bridesmaid, and wore an ankle length gown of blue taffeta. The groom was attended by his 
brother, Ralph Bommersbach and the bride's brother, Edward Campbell. 

Following the wedding a reception was held for the couple in the parish hall. The bride 
is a talented young lady who grew to womanhood in the Fairmount community and graduated from 
the St. Francis Academy in this city and has been engaged in teaching, being employed in Chi- 
cago prior to her marriage. 

Sgt. Bommersbach is also a graduate of the Academy, and for the past three years has been 
in the Armed Forces, the last six months of which he spent in England. He will return to 
Camp July 20th, and will be sent to the South Pacific. 

********** July 5, 1945 

BAKER - OLSON 

On Monday, July 2nd, Donald Baker, S 2-c, of the U. S. Navy and Miss Jane Olson, were 
united in marriage at Webster, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Orie Baker, Donald's parents, were present 
at the ceremony. Donald departed Friday for Treasure Island near San Francisco, where he is 
stationed. Mrs, Baker will make her home here for the duration. 

********** July 12, 1945 

BISEK - KLAWITTER 
St. Boniface Church was the scene of a wedding Thursday, when Miss Amelia Klawitter, 
daughter of Mrs. Wm. Klawitter, became the bride of Arthur J. Bisek, son of Mrs. Emma Bisek. 

********** July 19, 1945 

ATTEND WEDDING 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lugert attended the wedding of their niece at Buckman, MN., 
on Monday. Others attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. John Poster and Mr. and Mrs. Nick 
Goerger. . ^j^^^^^^t*** July 26, 1945 

WEDDING BELLS FOR SOLDIERS 

Lt. Pearl L. Weston was united in marriage to Cpl. Leonard C. Belt, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
L. U. Belt, Sr., of Salinas, CA. , at a service conducted by M. Camet , Mayor of Nancy, France, 
July 2Gth, and at the Chaplain's Center in Nancy by Lt . D. E. Ressel, U. S. Army Chaplain. 
Witnesses were Lt. Ada Yeo, and Sgt. Sigmund Racinowski. The newlyweds were granted a 72 
hour pass which they spent in Nancy. 

Cpl. Belt is a member of the Rangers, Army outfit, and is being embarked for the states 
this week after 37 months of service overseas. 

Lt. Pearl is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Weston, Hankinson, and has been serving 
in the 240 Gen. Hospital in Luxembourg and France. The bride is a graduate of the Devil's 
Lake General Hospital, has been serving overseas since last November and since January in 
France and Luxembourg. ********** August 2, 1945 

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SCHULTZ - SCHLEY 
Miss Evelyn L. Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Schultz, was united in marriage 
to Raymond L. Schley on Saturday, July 28th at Minneapolis. 'Mr. Schley is a son of Mrs. 
Christ Hornaber, of Browns Valley. Raymond was discharged from the Army on June 28th, after 
serving 38 months overseas. He took part in the African and Italian campaigns. Mrs. Schley 
is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and has since been engaged in the teaching profess- 
ion, her assignment at present being with the Wahpeton schools, and in which city they will 

make their home. 

********** August 9, 1945 

LARSON - LARSEN 
Garden flowers formed the church decorations when Miss Norma Larsen, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. L. M. Larsen, of New Effington, became the bride of Norman Larson, son of E. L. Lar- 
son, of Wahpeton, at a ceremony in Breckenridge. 

********** August 9, 1945 

KURTZ - KING 
The Immanuel Lutheran Church was beautifully decorated Sunday evening with flowers and 
lighted candles for the wedding of Miss Florence King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry King, 
and T-Sgt. Franklyn Kurtz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn Kurtz, of Fairmount. Rev. G. 
C. Michael read the double wedding ring service. Attending the bride were Mrs. Arnold Becker 
matron of honor. Miss Ruby Koehler and Miss June Kurtz, bridesmaids. The groom was attended 
by Fred Pankow, Jr., as best man. Walter Pankow and Harold Koehler, Walter Klawitter and Hen- 
ry Erb, Jr., acted as ushers. Miss Lucille Prochnow was organist. 

A reception was held in the church basement. After a wedding trip to Detroit Lakes the 
bridegroom will report to the Army for re-assignment and the bride will remain with her par- 
ents. ********** August 16, 1945 

SGT. WITT - WADDINGTON 
Staff Sgt. Walter Witt and Miss Virginia Waddington were united in marriage on July 
24th at Marietta, OK. The couple arrived here this week for a visit with his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Chas. Witt. Sgt. Witt had served with the Army in Panama Canal Zone for a couple of 
years after which he was returned to the States where he has since been on duty. 

********** August 23, 1945 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richied announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian, to Cpl. 
George Stanch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Stanch, of Chicago, IL. Cpl. Stanch is now stationed 
in Yuma, AZ . Miss Richied is a graduate of St. Francis Academy and is employed in Chicago. 

********** September 13, 1945 

MILLER - STEMPEL 

Oakland, Iowa, Acorn The engagement and approaching marriage in September of Miss 

Dorothea Stempel and Staff Sergeant Ruben R. Miller, of Hankinson, is announced this week by 
Miss Stempel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stempel, of Oakland. Miss Stempel is a student at 
Denver University, Denver, CO., and S-Sgt. Miller, who attended the University of North Dak- 

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Ota, has just returned from Germany where he was a prisoner of war. A member of the 8th 
Air Force, he is now on convalescent leave and will report to a Florida Center October 14th 

********** September 13, 1945 

(The September 20th issue of the Hankinson News is missing) 

********** 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boldt have announced the engagement of their daughter, 
Alice, to Staff Sgt. Arnold Ness, son of Alfred Ness, of St. Paul. They are visiting at 
the Wm. Boldt home, and will leave for St. Paul Sunday evening. 

********** September 27, 1945 

ATTENDS WEDDING 
MANTADOR. . . .Mrs. C. W. Schultz left for St. Paul on Thursday evening to be present 
at the wedding of her cousin. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ , September 27, 1945 

MARTINEK - MEYER 
The marriage of Miss Elaine Joyce Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaves Meyer, of 
Rosholt, to Thomas Charles Martinek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Martinek, of New Effing- 
ton, was solemnized Monday. ********** September 27, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON SCHULTZ - WOLFF Arlene Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 

Schultz, of New Effington, became the bride of Pfc. William E. Wolff, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Wolff, of Sisseton on Saturday. 

********** September 27, 1945 

HAMMER NEWS.... A pretty wedding ceremony took place Saturday at the Monterey Community 
Church when Ruth Bottger, of Seattle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bottger, of Sisseton, 
became the bride of Earl P. Greenmayer. 

********** October 4, 1945 

ATTEND SHOWER 
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson and two daughters and son and Mrs. Gordon Anderson attended 
the shower given at the Sonora Hall Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd King 
(nee Shirley Anderson), who were recently married in Breckenridge, in which city Mr. King 
is employed by the Great Northern. 

********** October 11, 1945 

ATTEND SHOWER 
The Misses Dorothy and Ida Wirtz motored to Fairmount Sunday afternoon and attended 
the shower given at the Parish Hall for Miss Louise Schroeder, who will be married in the 
near future to Roy Berg. ********** October 18, 1945 

STOLTENOW - HENTZ 
At a candle light ceremony performed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, Tues- 
day, Oct. 16th, at 2 o'clock. Miss Elaine Stoltenow became the bride of Raymond Hentz. Rev. 
J. Rengstorf officiated following a prelude of nuptial music played by Mrs. N. Weiss. The 

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bride is a daughter of Mrs. Lena Stoltenow, of Great Bend, and the bridegroom a son of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Hentz, of the Hankinson vicinity. 

Miss Viola Gaedcke, friend of the bride, acted as maid of honor, with Mrs. Elroy Wah- 
ler, sister of the groom and Ruth Margaret Hentz, cousin of the groom, serving as brides- 
maids. Little Judy Gutsmer, niece of the bride, was flower girl. The groom's attendants: 
Ernest Stoltenow, Elroy Wahler and Warren Gabbert. Ushers were Elmer and Herbert Stoltenow. 

The bride, who entered with and was given away in marriage by her brother, Reinholdt, 
wore a gown of white satin with a long train, and wore a strand of pearls, gift of the 
groom. Her long train veil fell from a tiara of beads. A bouquet of mixed flowers formed 
the bridal bouquet. The maid of honor wore a gown of pink net over taffeta. The brides- 
maids wore gowns of blue and the flower girl yellow taffeta. 

A reception for fifty guests was held at the home of the bride's mother, in a room 
beautifully decorated in white, pink, yellow and blue. A four-tier wedding cake adorned 
the bride's table which was made by the bride's sister, Mrs. Otto Klawitter. 

GREAT BEND ********** October 18, 1945 

BECK - KUTTER 

A marriage of interest to Hankinson people is that of Susan Beck, of Wahpeton, to 
Peter Kutter, of New Effington, which took place recently at Breckenridge. They will make 
their home in New Effington. Both parties are well known here being former residents of 
this city. ********** October 25, 1945 

STEMPEL - MILLER 

At a candlelight service in the Oakland, lA. , Methodist Church at 9 o'clock, Sunday, 
Sept. 30th, Miss Dorothy Stempel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stempel, of Oakland, be- 
came the bride of S-Sgt. Ruben R. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Miller, of Hankinson. 

The double ring ceremony was used. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore 
a long waisted gown, made with lace bodice and full skirt. She wore lace mitts and fin- 
gertip veil with a bouquet of white roses. Miss Goehring was maid of honor and Misses 
JoAnn Miller and Loretta Carse wore blue gowns and carried red roses. Orville Bladow 
served as best man. Ushers were five girl friends. 

A reception for 150 guests was held in the church parlor. Sgt. and Mrs. Miller left 
following the reception for their wedding trip. On their return he will report to San 
Antonio, TX. , for reassignment. 

********** October 25, 1945 

BERG - SCHROEDER 

Roy Berg, son of Wm. Berg and Louise Schroeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emll Schroe- 
der, of Fairmount, were united in marriage Wednesday morning. Rev. Fr. Bierens officiated. 
Mrs. Earl Levitt was bridesmaid and maid of honor was Madonna Meyers. Harold Schroeder 
and Leslie Berg attended the groom. The newlyweds will make their home on the groom's 
farm near Fairmount. ********** October 25, 1945 

ABBOTT - HATFIELD 

A wedding of interest to Hankinson folks is that of Delmar Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. 

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Chas. Abbott of this city, to Miss Dorothy Hatfield, of Bremerton, WA. The ceremony 

took place recently at Portland, OR. The couple are making their home in Bremerton WA 

where the groom is employed. 

********** October 25, 1945 

BERNARD - ZACK 
St. Philip's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Thursday morning when Miss Dore- 
tta Bernard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bernard of LaMars became the bride of Ignatz 
Zack, of Rosholt, at a High Nuptial Mass offered up by Rev. Father G. C. Bierens. The 
groom was attended by his brother, Pvt. Ollie Zack, of Camp Croft, SC. The bride was 
attired in a gown of white satin fashioned Princess style, with a long veil and carried 
a bridal bouquet. She was attended by the groom's sister. Miss Lucille Zack, of Rosholt, 
as her matron of honor and Miss Marion Bernard, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid. 

Following the ceremony a reception was given to about forty guests in the home of 
the bride's parents. ********** October 25, 1945 

BRANDENBURGER - MAURSTAD 
Miss Evelyn Brandenburger , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Brand enburger, of southeast 
of Hankinson, became the bride of Raymond Maurstad, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Maurstad, 
of St. Paul, at the Sacred Heart Church in Little Falls, MN., Saturday, Rev. T. Leo Kea- 
veny officiating. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Attendents were the bride's sister. 
Miss Bernice Brandenburger and Robert Packer, for the groom. Mr. Maurstad, of the United 
States Navy , and Mr. Packer are in the radio business in Little Falls. Mr. Maurstad will 
return to his Navy duties after a honeymoon spent in California. 

********** November 1, 1945 

KRAUSE - HAMMER 
One of the season's most beautiful candlelight weddings took place on Oct. 20th, in 
the Zion Lutheran Church in Minnesota Township when Miss Doris Krause, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. August Krause, of Norway Township, became the bride of Harlan Hammer, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Gunder Hammer of Hammer. 

********** November 1, 1945 

RETURNS TO TEXAS 
Pfc. Elmer Bernard and wife left Saturday for Sam Houston, TX., after spending 75 days 
furlough here and at Fairmount. Pfc. Bernard and Jean Branson, of Fairmount, were marr- 
ied on V-J Day, Aug. 15th at Wahpeton. Elmer will be stationed at Sam Houston for a cou- 
ple of months. ********** November 1, 1945 

HILL - BALDWIN 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A quiet wedding took place at the Lutheran Church parsonage in this 
city Thursday when Miss Jeanne Baldwin and Leonard Hill, of Veblen, were married. Attend- 
ants were Miss Dorothy Twete and Earl Risdall, of Veblen. 

********** November 1, 1945 



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HRUBY - NEWMAN 
Miss Anna Hruby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hruby, of Stiles, and Emil Newman were 
united in marriage Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Evangelical Church parsonage. 
Rev. A. A. Graf performed the ceremony. Miss Delores Korth, niece of the groom, acted as 
bridesmaid and the groom was attended by her brother, Adolph Hruby. Following the cere- 
mony a reception was given at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate relatives. 

********** November 1, 1945 

THIELMAN - WITT 
Miss Erma Thielman, daughter of Mrs. Emma Thielman, of Lidgerwood and Alfred Witt, 
were united in marriage Friday at the home of the bride's brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. 
Adolph Thielman near Stiles. Rev. A. A. Graf performed the ceremony at A o'clock. Miss 
Jane Thielman, niece of the bride acted as bridesmaid, and Duane Witt, of Detroit Lakes, 
attended the groom. Following the ceremony a reception was held. 

********** November 1, 19A5 

MARRIED 
Miss DeFayne, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ahrens, near Claire City, and 
Robert, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Moen, of Hammer, were married last week in 
Austin, MN. The witnesses were Jeanne Moen, a sister of the groom, and Hazel Murray, an 
aunt of the groom. Both young people were bom and reared in this community. 

HAMMER NEWS * ********* November 8, 1945 

FROM WISCONSIN 
Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Gietzal, of Beaver Dam, WT., came Tuesday and visited in the home 
of Mr. Gietzel's cousin, Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup and in the John Polfuss home. 

They were married Saturday and are enjoying a wedding trip through North Dakota and 
other states and will spend a few days here visiting relatives. Miss Petra Kjelstrup, 
of Elbow Lake, spent the week end at the Mrs. Kjelstrup home. 

********** November 8, 1945 

KROGSTAD - STRAND 

Wedding announcements were received telling of the marriage of Miss Harriet Krogstad 
to Thomas Strand on Oct. 23rd, at Perley, MN. Miss Krogstad was a former teacher in the 
Hankinson High School. ********** November 8, 1945 

LUGERT - FOYT 

WYNDMERE. ..At a ceremony at St. John's Church Tuesday last. Miss Elaine Foyt, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Foyt, became the bride of Mr. Leonard John Lugert, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Lugert, of Hankinson. Father Lugert, of Cogswell, uncle of the bridegroom 
officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Janet Puetz played a program of nuptial 
music. 

After a reception Mr. and Mrs. Lugert left on a wedding trip to International Falls 

and other points in Minnesota. ********** November 8, 1945 

ABBOTT - ENGLEKING 

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Miss Alene Abbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Abbott, of this city, and Pfc. Her- 
bert Engleking, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Engleking, also of this city, were united in 
marriage at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fischer, in St. Paul 
at a candlelight service, at 4 o'clock Sunday. Rev. Podoll performed the ceremony. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a gown of white satin with net skirt, with finger- 
tip veil, Miss Nellie Engleking, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid and wore royal 
blue velvet. Charles Abbott attended the groom. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held with twenty-five people in attendance. 
After a visit in St. Paul they will return here to spend a month before the groom reports 
to Camp McCoy. He had served two years in the Pacific War zone. 

********** November 8, 1945 

WINEFELDT - ROEDER 

Miss Ann Winefeldt, daughter of Mrs. Emelia Winefeldt, of this city, and Edwin Roeder, 
of this vicinity, were united in marriage at the Ev. Church parsonage Tuesday evening, 
with Rev. Graf officiating. 

The bride was attired in a coral colored suit and was attended by her sister-in-law, 
Mrs. Wm. Winefeldt. Paul Winefeldt, of Wahpeton, acted as best man. Following the cere- 
mony a luncheon was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Winefeldt. The bride is employed 
as bookkeeper at the Salzer Lumber Co., and the groom is a successful farmer. 

********** November 8, 1945 

MEYER - EHLERT 

Miss Germaine Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meyer, was united in marriage to 
Dorus J. Ehlert, of Wahpeton, Saturday evening, Nov. 3rd, at 7:30 o'clock at the Methodist 

parsonage by Rev. B. W, . Attendants were Mrs. Donald Demoray and Alvin Best, of 

Wahpeton. The couple left for a honeymoon to be spent in Minneapolis and at Watertown. 

********** November 8, 1945 

SCHELLER - ARNOLD 

Miss Dorothy Ann Scheller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. teo Scheller, of this city, and 
Aldon G. Arnold, of Delamere, were united in marriage at the St. Philip's parish house 
Wednesday morning with Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. Mrs. Everett Budge and Veronica 
Scheller were attendants for the bride and Lyle Arnold and Homer Martinson, of Delemere, 
attended the groom. 

A wedding dinner was served at the bride's home following the ceremony. The couple 
will make their home with his parents near Delemere. 

********** November 8, 1945 

ELLIS - EVENSON 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ellis, of Fossaton, MN., announce the marriage of their daughter. 
Miss Veronica, to Marvin Evenson, of New Effington. The marriage ceremony was performed 
at Valley City. Mrs. Evenson has been employed at the Robey Beauty Parlor for the past 
three years. Her husband is engaged in agricultural pursuits. Mrs. Evenson will continue 

her work here for some time after which the couple will reside near New Effington. 

********** November 15, 1945 

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SCHEID - HOLM 
Mrs. W. R. Miller received word of the marriage of her niece. Miss Joan Mary Schied, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Schied, of Minneapolis, to Clifford A. Holm, son of Mrs. 
Jack Holm. They were married at the Catholic Church at San Francisco, on Nov. 3rd. The 
bride is well known here having visited in the Miller home many times. The groom also 
visited in the Miller home at one time. He was recently discharged from the U. S. Army at 
Camp McCoy, WI., after three years of service overseas. Mrs. Holm has been employed in 
secretarial work in San Francisco for the past three years. 

********** November 15, 1945 

PFC. SHELSTAD MARRIED 
Pfc. Carl Shelstad writes his mother, telling of his marriage to his nurse at the hos- 
pital in Brigham, Utah. Mr. Shelstad suffered the loss of both legs when he stepped on 
a mine on the German War front. 
HAMMER NEWS ********** November 22, 1945 

ATTEND WEDDING 
MANTADOR. . . .Mrs. C. M. Puetz, Alice and Mrs. Emil Pelzl attended the Lenz-Ruetz wedd- 
ing at Wahpeton Thursday and visited with Mrs. J. B. Goerger at the St. Francis Hospital. 

********** November 22, 1945 

BLADOW - HRDLICKA 
Miss Lila Bladow was united in marriage to Charles Hrdlicka Sunday evening at the Luth- 
eran Church, Rev. G. C. Michael conducting the ritual. The bride was lovely in a white 
satin gown, with her finger-tip veil falling from a tiara of seed pearls, and she carried 
a bouquet of bridal flowers. Attendants were Miss Grace Franz and Mrs. Rudolph Hrdlicka. 
The groom was attended by Willis Bladow and Rudolph Hrdlicka. 

********** November 22, 1945 

TEACHER MARRIED 
Mr. and Mrs. James McCann have announced the marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Ann 
to William J. Dahlmann, the ceremony taking place at St, Jude's Church in Thompson, ND. 
Mrs. Dahlman was a teacher in the Hankinson Public School last year. 

********** November 22, 1945 

WALLMAN - ROEDER 
Miss Adeline Wallman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Wallman, of Hankinson, was 
united in marriage to Robert Roeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Roeder, of this city in a 
ceremony performed at the Evangelical Church parsonage Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 PM. Miss 
Louise Wallman, of Wahpeton, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Emil Roeder, brother 
of the groom, was best man. The bride was attired in a dark brown suit and the bridesmaid 
wore a dark green dress. Corsages were of roses. After the ceremony a reception was held 
at the bride's home. About sixty guests were present at a 5 o'clock dinner, with a three 
tiered wedding cake as a centerpiece. The room was tastefully decorated in pink and white 
streamers and flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Roeder will be at home on the groom's farm west of 

Hankinson. Friends wish them happiness during their married life. 

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ANDERSON - FLEISCHAUER 

The Congregational Church was the setting of a very beautiful wedding Saturday evening 
Nov. 17th, when Helen Clara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson became the bride of 
Lloyd Alfred Fleischauer, son of Mrs. Ruth Fleischauer, of Fairmount, ND. The church was 
beautifully decorated with candles. Chrysanthemums and autumn leaves. 

LaVerne Mack and Marilyn Thorson, accompanied by Dorothy Steen, sang "Because" and "0 
Promise Me." To the strains of Lohengrins March the bride entered upon her fathers arm. 
Her gown was white satin with a train. The full length veil of Mousseleine de roc was cau- 
ght with orange blooms. Her only jewelry was a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. She 
carried a lavender orchid on a white Bible. The single ring ceremony was used. Vows were 
exchanged by candlelight with Rev. H. R. Weber officiating 

Lorraine Homestead, of Crosby, ND., was maid of honor and was gowned in aqua blue with 
corsage of red and yellow roses. The veil carriers were little Connie Anderson and Janice 
Walter, nieces of the bride and groom and they wore peach colored satin gowns. The groom 
was attired in a brown suit, and the best man, Harley Anderson, brother of the bride, also 
wore brown. To the gay melody of Mendelsschn's Wedding March, the bridal party left the 
altar to remain to greet relatives and friends at the door. 

Mothers of the bride and groom wore pale green and blue suits with corsages of red and 
yellow roses. Dode Youngberg, of Sauk Rapids, MN., Connie Rostad, of Fergus Falls, MN., 
were the ushers. 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School a' i Concordia College, Moorehead, MN., 
and the Fairview School of Nursing, of Minneapolis. The groom is a prosperous young farm- 
er of LaMars Township, where they will make their home. A reception for 72 relatives and 
friends was held at the bride's home in Greendale. The bride and groom left for an extend- 
ed wedding trip which will take them to Canada. For a going away costume, the bride wore 
a brown wool suit with accessories to match. 

Among the out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Olson, Stanley and Norvin, of 
Ruthven, lA., Bessie Olson, Dickens, lA. ; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nadeau, Tacoma, WA.; Dorothy 
Steen, Clintok, MN.; Eunice Rorem, Story City, lA.; Becky Steen, Fergus Falls, MN.; Connie 
Rostad, Fergus Falls, MN.; Dode Youngberg, Sauk Rapids, MN. ; Laveme Marck, Crookston, MN.; 
Lorraine Homestead, Crosby, ND.; Marilyn Thorson, Crookstaon, MN.; Mrs. S. P. Steen, Clint- 
on, ND.; Mrs. Otto Bergan, Clinton, MN.; and Donna and Marilyn Fleischauer, Fargo, ND. 

********** November 22, 1945 

SHOWER FOR MILBRANTS 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Milbrandt returned last week from their wedding trip to Seattle, WA. , 
and Sunday evening a reception and shower was given in their honor at the Evangelical Church 
parlors. Miss Edna David, daughter of Otto David, of Lidgerwood, and Alfred Medenwaldt, 
were united in marriage on Nov. 2nd, at the Evangelical Church. Miss Vendola Milbrandt 
acted as bridesmaid and Gilbert David, best man. They will make their home on the groom's 
farm west of Hankinson. 

********** November 29, 19A5 

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HARTLEBEN - CHANGNON 

First Lt. Gertrude Hartleben, daughter of Mrs. Robert Hartleben, Sr., was united in 
marriage to Fist Lt. Robert Changnon, of Ohio, Saturday, Nov. 24th at Breckenridge. The 
ceremony was held at the Lutheran Church with Rev. Grisvold officiating. 

Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Einer Enander, of Breckenridge, sister of the bride. A 
wedding dinner was served at the Hotel Wahpeton, after which the couple left for Colorado 
on a wedding trip. 

They will make their home in Dayton, Ohio, Lt. Hartleben received an honorable dis- 
charge from the Army on Oct. 26th. She had served eighteen months in the European War Zone 
during her three years of service. A graduate nurse, Mrs. Changnon was engaged as a nurse 
in Faribault, MN., before joining the service. 

********** November 29, 1945 

MORRIS - BRANDT 
Miss Sue Belle Morris, daughter of Mrs. Smoot Morris, and Mr. Roger Brandt, son of Mr 
and Mrs. Herman Brandt, of Hankinson, were married Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Cres- 
cent Hill Christian Church, in Louisville, KY., the Rev. Roy C. Blackmore officiating. 

The bride, given in marriage by her mother, wore a blue wool suit with black access- 
ories and shoulder bouquet of white orchids. Miss Dorothy Fulbright, of Cape Girardeau, MO. 
was the maid of honor, and Mr. Ford Crooks, Robards, KY., was the best man. 

********** November 29, 1945 

EBEL - HOLCOMB 
Miss Lois Ebel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebel, became the bride of Charles R. 
Holcomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Holcomb, of Checotah, OK., Nov. 24th. Rev. Roy Parcel, 
of Vancouver, WA., officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Kirklie (nee 
Elaine Foeltz ) . The bride wore a light blue suit with black accessories. They plan to 
make their home at Portland, OR., where they are employed. 

********** November 29, 1945 

TO DAUGHTER'S WEDDING 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Axel Swanson and two children left on Tuesday for Minnea- 
polis to be present at the wedding of their daughter. 

********** December 13, 1945 

HONOR BRIDAL COUPLES 
HAMMER NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Hammer and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moen, bridal couples 
of recent date, were honored at a meeting in the Nidaros Church on Tuesday. 

********** December 13, 1945 

GREAT BEND Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Canham (nee Fern Popp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

Paul Popp, who were recently married) left Tuesday by car for California, where they will 
make their home. Mrs. Canham has been employed there for several years. 

********** December 27, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Dreyer and family left Tuesday for Minneapolis 

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to attend the wedding of their daughter, Edith, which will take place on Wednesday at St. 
Olaf's Lutheran Church. ********** December 27, 1945 

GREAT BEND.... A pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20th, at 3 o' 
clock at the Lutheran Parsonage when Miss Lucille Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
Arnold, of near Great Bend, became the bride of Maurice Rossow, son of Mrs. Grace Rossow, 
of Hankinson. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. C. Michael. 

The bride was attired in a pastel blue suit with hat to match and wore a corsage of 
roses and carnations. Mrs. Alfred Arnold, sister-in-law of the bride, acted as brides- 
maid. She wore a street length dress of light rose and wore a corsage of white mums. 
Alfred Arnold, brother of the bride, acted as best man. 

After the ceremony a 5 o'clock dinner was served at the bride's home. Waitresses were 
Miss Lorraine Pankow and Mrs. W. R. Miller. A three tiered wedding cake, baked by the 
bride's mother, adorned the bride's table. Those present were Rev. and Mrs. G. C. Michael 
and family, Rev. and Mrs. J. Rengstorf, Mrs. Grace Rossow, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Arnold and 
Maryann . 

The bride and groom are both well known in this vicinity and we wish them a happy 
married life. The newlyweds will make their home with the groom's mother on the farm south 
of Great Bend. * ******** * December 27, 1945 

CUMMINS - BLADOW 

Miss Joan Bladow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Bladow, of Hankinson, and Earl 
Cummins, son of Mrs. Nelia Cummins, of Medford, OK., were united in marriage at the First 
Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE., Dec. 22nd, at a candlelight ceremony at 8:30 PM. Rev. Acker 
officiated at a single ring ceremony. 

The bride was charmingly gowned in a green suit with brown accessories, and carried a 
bouquet of roses. Attendants were: Dorothy Thies, R. N., of Quinby, lA., a classmate of 
Mrs. Cummins, and Walter Lohafer, of Holstein, lA. 

A dinner for the wedding party was served following the ceremony. Mrs. Cummins is a 
graduate of the Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City, and is employed at the Clarkston^ Memor- 
ial Hospital in Omaha, NE. After a short trip to Sioux City, the newly weds will be at 
home in Omaha, NE. 

Mrs. A. H. Bladow attended the wedding, returning to her home here Christmas Eve. 

********** December 27, 1945 



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19 4 6 

NEW EFFINGTON....The wedding of Miss Viola Behselich and Victor Wieser, took place 
at Aberdeen. Gordon Erickson, Rosholt, and Irene Koeppe. New Effington, were united in 
Holy Wedlock. ********** ^^^^^^^ 3^ ^^^^ 

THOMASON WED 
Word has been received here that Charles, youngest son of Mrs. Sue Thomason. was recent- 
ly married to an Alameda. CA.. girl. Charles is in the Navy and is stationed in Alameda, 
where they will reside in a Navy apartment. 

********** January 3, 1946 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scheller announce the engagement of their daughter, Veronica (Babe) 
to Lauren Mulvanny, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mulvanny. of Wheaton, MN. 

********** January 10. 1946 

NELSON - PAYNE 
Mrs. John White received a letter telling of the marriage of her brother. Floyd Payne, 
to Myrtle Nelson on Monday. December 31st. at San Francisco. CA. After a honeymoon at San 
Nateo, CA.. they returned to their home in San Francisco, where the groom is employed. 

********** January 10, 1946 

DERING - SOUTHWICK 
Jimmie Dering. son of Sam Dering, was united in marriage to Norma Southwick. Dec. 24th. 
at her home in Albany, OR. They spent a ten day honeymoon there, after which James left 
on the U. S. S. Minneapolis. Mrs. Dering is employed in Albany, OR. 

********** January 10. 1946 

BELLIN - WILSON 
Mrs. Ann Wilson, of Seattle. WA., has announced the coming marriage of her daughter. 
Shirley Anne, to Ward C. Bellin, of the U. S. Navy. The wedding will occur January 25th 
at the University Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA. Ward is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. 
R. C. Bellin, of Hankinson. 

********** January 10, 1946 

HIPP - HERMES 
At a nuptial High Mass held in St. Philip's Church on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock 
Miss Jean Hipp, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hipp, of Hankinson, became the bride of Francis 
Hermes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hermes, of Tyler. Rev. G. C. Bierens officiated at the 
single ring ceremony. 

The bride was given in marriage by her elder brother. John, and wore a gown of tradition- 
al whie satin and silk lace that had been made by her mother. It was fashioned with a sweet- 
heart neckline, fitted lace bodice, and long sleeves. She wore a fingertip veil and carried 
a bouquet of American Beauty roses and white pompons. Her only jewelry was a single strand 
of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. 

The bridal attendants were Mrs. Irvin Sheback. sister of the groom, as matron of honor, 

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and Miss Frances Hipp, sister of the bride, as bridesmaid. They wore gowns of blue satin 
and yellow net respectively and carried bouquets of pink carnations. Each wore gold ear- 
rings, gifts of the bride. 

Attending the bridegroom was his brother, Johnnie, who has just recently been discharged 
from the Army. The mothers both wore navy blue dresses and corsages of roses and carnations. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. The three-tiered wedd- 
ing cake, baked and decorated by the bride's sister, Mrs. Rupert Goerger, formed the center- 
piece at their table. Tall white tapers graced the table at either end. The wedding dinner 
was prepared and served by Mrs. Martin Richied, Miss Irene Roth and Miss Mary Zander. 

For traveling the bride wore a three piece green suit with black and white accessories. 
After a wedding trip to Minneapolis, the couple will be at home on a farm near Tyler. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and was employed at Scheller's 
Store. The groom graduated from the Wahpeton High School and attended the State School of 
Science. 

The happy couple have a large circle of friend who join in extending congratualations 
and best wishes. 



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January 10, 1946 



NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A wedding took place at the William Koeppe home on Thursday afternoon 
when Miss loane Koeppe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Koeppe, of New Effington, became the 
bride of Gordon Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Erickson, of Rosholt. 

********** January 10, 1946 

MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Lawrence B. Sandblast, Howard, SD., and Manda C. Hustad, New Effington. 

NEW EFFINGTON.... ********** January 10, 1946 

OLIVER - SCHEEL WEDDING SOLEMNIZED IN OMAHA 
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Oliver left Sunday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. 0. A. Oliver. 
Larry was married to Miss Elma Scheel, in Omaha, NE., New Year's Eve. Mr. Oliver is working 
with the N. W. Airlines in St. Paul, being transferred from Omaha. Mrs. Oliver has been 
cashier at the Glen Martin Bomber Plant in Omaha. They will make their home in St. Paul. 

********** January 17, 1946 

MANTADOR. . . .Mrs. Peter Mersch left on Saturday for Granville, lA. , to attend the 
wedding of her brother, Wm. Ecker, held on Monday. 

********** January 17, 1946 

DREYER - REESNES 
In a Christmas setting, Edith Irene Dreyer, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Dreyer, of 
New Effington, became the bride of Arthur Reesnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reesnes, of 
Racine, WI., at an 8 o'clock candlelight service December 19th, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church 
in Minneapolis. ********** January 17, 1946 

TO ATTEND WEDDING 
Mrs. Harold Voeltz is leaving tonight for Minneapolis to attend the wedding of her 

brother, Henry, which will take place on Saturday. 

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ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Rev. and Mrs. Otto G. A. Eyrich, of Atlantic, lA. , have announced the engagement of 
their daughter, Laura, to Pvt . Merald E. Weber, of Hornick, lA. The Eyrichs were former 
residents of Hankinson. ^^**^,v^**^ January 31, 1946 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
Esther Puetz entertained at a shower at her home in honor of Miss Evelyn Mauch, a bride 
of the week. ********** January 31, 1946 

HAMMER NEWS.... Word comes from Eau Claire, WI . , to his mother here that Warren Cummings 
who recently received an honorable dischareg at Camp^ McCoy, had taken unto himself a wife. 

********** January 31, 1946 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . . Joel Johnson left Sunday for Brainerd, MN., to attend the wedding of 
his brother, Milton, who will be married on Monday to Miss Marcella Schaunaman. 

********** February 21, 1946 

A wedding of interest to Hankinson folks is that of Daniel Jaeger, of the Navy, and 
Miss Yvette Fortin, of Lewiston, ME., The marriage took place at Lewiston on January 7th. 
Daniel, who spent the past eight years with the Navy, served during the war, is well known 
here being a former resident of this city. He is a son of Mrs. Joseph Jaeger, of Seattle, 
and a grandson of Mrs. John M. Jaeger, of this city. He is a graduate of the St. Francis 
Academy of this city. His plans for the future are not known here, but it is thought that 
he will be discharged from the Navy soon. 

********** February 21, 1946 

FOERTSCH - SNYDER 
MANTADOR. . . .Miss Lorraine Nepper was bridesmaid for her cousin. Miss Eleanor Foertsch 
of Wyndmere, at the latter's wedding on Saturday. Miss Foertsch, who is well knon here, 
became the bride of Eugene Snyder, also of Wyndmere. 

********** February 28, 1946 

ATTEND WEDDING 

Mr. and Mrs. Balzar Fresen went to Linton, ND., Monday, to attend the wedding of his 

sister. They returned Wednesday. 

********** February 28, 1946 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Peter P. Krump, of Kent, MN. , announces the engagement of his daughter, Dorothy, to 
Coxswain's Mate 3-c, Russell M. Kaier, of Hickory, KY. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kaier. 

********** March 7, 1946 

TIX - WALKER 
Marie Tix, daughter of Mrs. Tix, of Fargo, was united in marriage to Kenneth Walker 
of Sioux Falls, SD., Sunday March 17th. Marie had been in the Navy Waves, stationed at 
Alameda, CA. , and received her discharge recently. 

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HAMMER. ...A Miscellaneous shower for Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wolfe was held at the Ferkingstad 
Church last Sunday afternoon. The bride, who was recently married to Mr. Wolfe, received 
many beautiful and useful presents and also the congratulations of her many friends. 

********** March 21, 19A6 

THIEL - CORTLAND 
Mrs. A. G. Haase received word from Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cortland (nee Arlie Thiel) tell- 
ing that they are now visiting his mother in Pasadena, CA. He has received a discharge 
from the Navy, after three years of service. The young couple were married March 3rd, at 
Las Vegas, NV. He is employed as a mechanic at Pasadena, CA. 

********** April 4, 1946 

TRITTEN - VEDDER 
Miss Viola Tritten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tritten, of Lidgerwood, was united 
in marriage to Orin Vedder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vedder, on Sunday, April 7th, at 
2 o'clock in the Lutheran Church, Rev. Michael officiating. The bride was charmingly att- 
ired in a gown of white satin with a net overskirt. She completed her ensemble with a tulle 
finger-tip veil and carried Talisman roses. Miss LaVerne Roeder was the only attendant 
and Daniel Berndt acted as bestman. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. Mr. and Mrs. Vedder 
will make their home on a farm near here. 

********** April 11, 1946 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Baumann, Lidgerwood, announced the engagement of their daughter, 
Virginia May to Sergeant Joe Harvey, son of Mrs. J. W. Harvey of St. Paul this week. 

********** April 11, 1946 

EXCHANGE VOWS 
Sunday, April 14th, in a double ring ceremony at Immanuel Parsonage in Hankinson, Miss 
Verna Tischer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tischer, of Hankinson, became the bride of 
Gordon Kensrud, son of Mrs. Anna Kensrud, of Portland, ND., Rev. G. C. Michael officiating. 
The bride was charmingly attired in a rose colored street length dress with white acc- 
essories and wore a corsage of carnations. She was attended by Miss Elaine Tischer, sister 
of the bride, who wore a blue dress with white accessories and carried a corsage of glad- 
iolas. The maid of honor, Miss Isabel Kensrud, sister of the groom, rendered a song, "Per- 
fect Love." The attendants of the groom were Reuben Tischer, brother of the bride, and 
Vernal Kensrud, brother of the goom. A delicious wedding supper was served at the home 
of the bride's parents, following the ceremony. 

********** April 18, 1946 

HENTZ - SCHELLER 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hentz announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ruth, to 
James Scheller, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scheller. The ceremony, read by Rev. G. C. Mich- 
ael, took place in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday at 3 o'clock, 
followed by a wedding reception in the church parlors. The bridal dinner was served at 

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7 o'clock. 

Dorothy Solid was her sister's maid of honor and Dorine Prochnow was bridesmaid. Faye 
Scheller acted as flower girl. Ambrose Krump was the best man. Henry Godfredson, David 
and Paul Kretchman acted as ushers. Mrs. Henry Godfredson presided at the organ. 

Preceding the vows, Sabina Anne Godfredson played "The Lord's Prayer" on her violin. 
A miscellaneous shower will be given on Sunday afternoon by Mrs. George Scheller and Mrs. 
David Solid in the church parlors. 

A host of friends extend congratulations to this fine young couple. The out of town 
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kretchman, of Fullerton, ND., Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Kretch- 
man, of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. John Frundt, of Britton, SD., Mr. and Mrs. H. Godfredson, 
of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretchman, of Wahpeton, and Sabina Kretchman, of Spring 
Valley, MN. ********** April 25, 1946 

MANTADOR Alfred Gira and Stella Mikesh were married at the Catholic parsonage in 

Wyndmere by Father Kreil on Tuesday morning. Attendants were Jerome Gira and Helen Mikesh. 
The best wishes of the community is extended to the young couple. 

********** I^ay 2, 1946 

SCHELLER - MORRARITY 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scheller and family spent the weekend in St. Paul. They attended 
the wedding of their son, Bernard, to Miss Josephine Morrarity, of St. Paul on Saturday, 
which was solemnized in the St. Andrew's Parish. Bernard has recently been discharged 
from the Army. ********** May 2, 1946 

ATTEND WEDDING 
Mrs. M. A. Wipperman, Jr., Mrs. E. J. Beithon, Mrs. A. J. Nelson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. 
Edgar Lee and Mrs. S. J. Backer and Mrs. George Schuett attended the wedding of Elizabeth 
George to Jack Monore at the Methodist Church in Enderlin on Wednesday. 

********** May 9, 1946 

FALK - STREGE 
Adolph Falk and Alice Strege, of Lidgerwood, were united in marriage on Monday afternoon, 
the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. A. Graf, at the parsonage here. A wedding dance 
was held on Tuesday night in Lidgerwood in honor of the newlyweds. 

********** May 23, 1946 

CECIL HENTZ WEDS ILLINOIS GIRL 
Cecil W. Hentz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hentz was united in marriage May 4th to Mar- 
garet Chillberg, of Round Lake, IL. The ceremony was performed at Round Lake. Darwin 
Hentz, brother to the groom, acted as best man. Virginia Slausser, friend of the bride 
was the maid of honor. Mr. Hentz was discharged from the Navy on April 26th, after 36 , 
months of service. The couple will make their home in Round Lake. 

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ALLEN - ERNST 
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Allen announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy, to Mr. 
John J. Ernst. The wedding took place in Breckenridge, MN., Saturday, June 1st, at the 
Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Russell R. Robinson officiating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ernst were the only attendants. Following the ceremony they left 
for a short honeymoon trip to Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Ernst are residing in the Cunning- 
ham apartments. ********** June 6, 1946 

TIMMERMAN - SORENSON 
Joann Worner returned from Arthur, ND., Wednesday night, where she played the organ 
for the wedding of Miss Madeline Timmerman to Mr. Wwllace Sorenson, on Tuesday evening 
at 8 o'clock. ********** June 6, 1946 

HARTLEBEN - PLUEMER 
Announcements were received this week telling of the marriage of Miss Dorothea Hart- 
leben, daughter of Mrs. Robert Hartleben, Sr., to Mr. Vincent J. Pluemer, of Faribault, 

MN. , on Wednesday, the 29th of May. 

********** June 6, 1946 

BRUMMOND - MINAR 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond announce the marriage of their daughter, Marlyce, to Lyle 

Minar, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. Minar, of Fairmount. 

********** June 6, 1946 

GREAT BEND.... Miss Marcene Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Russell, of Gar- 
field, MN. , became the bride of Wilbur Ziegelman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziegelman, of 
Great Bend, at a ceremony performed at the St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon 
at Garfield, MN, , Rev. Bauman officiating, at a candlelight and double ring ceremony, which 
took place at 4 o'clock. Gladiolas decorated the church. Miss Jeanette Wenske, of Belle 
Plaine, MN., friend of the bride rendered three vocal numbers. Mrs. Bauman was organist. 

The bride was dressed in a traditional white satin gown, with all over net skirt and 
long train and wore a fingertip veil, and carried a shower bouquet of red roses and white 
lark spar. Her matron of honor was Darlene Wenskej of Belle Plaine, MN., and the brides- 
maid, Arlene Betterman. Flower girl was the bride's niece, Lucille Ziegelman. Ring bearer 
was Clifford Ziegelman, nephew of the groom. The groom's attendants were Milton Ziegelman, 
cousin of the groom, and Vernon Sedler, friend of the groom. Ushers were Melvin Ziegelman, 
brother-in-law of the bride, and Kenneth Russell, brother of the bride. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home for one hundred and 
twenty five guests. The bride is a graduate of Alexandria High School, and has been a 
student nurse near Jordon, MN. Mr. Ziegelman has been in the Navy for several years, and 
is now employed in a hardware store in Alexandria, MN., where they will make their home. 

********** June 13, 1946 

At a candlelight service before an altar decorated with baskets of flowers, Laura Mae 
Bahr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bahr, of Barney, ND., became the bride of Hilford 

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Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hj aimer Johnson, of Wjmdmere, ND. The Reverend Carl Meier, 
Wahpeton, ND. , read the ceremony. 

********** June 13, 1946 

MARIE SAWYER TO WED DONALD BARFKNECHT 

RHINELANDER NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sawyer, 1121 Iverson Street, announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Marie, to Donald E. Barfknecht, of Chicago, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Barfknecht, 121 East Anderson St. No date has been set for the wedding. 

Now attending school and working in Chicago, Mr. Barfknecht was discharged from the 
Marine Corps last December after being in the service for three years in the Southwest 
Pacific Theatre. ********** june 13, 1946 

PINTER - BLADOW 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow, Orville, Paul, and Marion will leave Saturday for Cudahy, WI., 
where they will attend the marriage of their son, Elroy to Miss Lillian Olga Pinter, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pinter on Tuesday, June 18th. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bladow and family will visit for two weeks with relatives in Wisconsin. 
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bladow, of Fairmount, will take charge of the store during their absence. 

********** June 13, 1946 

KACKMAN - ELZNIC 

Dolores Luella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kackman, and Donald Elznic, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. V. H. Elznic, were united in marriage on Thursday, June 6th, at the Holy Cross 
Lutheran Church in Lidgerwood. The happy couple are residing on the groom's parents' farm 
north of Lidgerwood. ********** June 13, 1946 

FUHRMAN - ROEDER 

Miss Gertrude Fuhrman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fuhrman, and Otto Roeder, of 
this city, were quietly married at the parsonage of Rev. A. A. Graf, last Sunday afternoon. 

A reception followed immediately after the ceremony at the Arthur Amdt residence. 
After the reception they left for a honeymoon trip to Park Rapids, MN. On their return 
they will be at home in Hankinson. 

The bride was dressed in a deep rose, street length dress. Her flowers were roses. 
The groom was dressed in gray. Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. August Muehler. 

********** June 13, 1946 

WIRTZ - THOMAS 

A beautiful wedding took place at St. Philip's Church on Monday morning at 9 o'clock 
when Miss Betty Lorraine Wirtz became the bride of Henry F. Thomas, of Albion, NE. The 
nuptial mass was read by Fr. Bierens with the St. Francis Sisters rendering the music. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father, and was gowned in white satin and 
celanese with a full train. The finger tip veil of tulle was worn with a tiara of pearls. 
The bride's bouquet consisted of white snapdragons and carnations. She wore a gold cross 
and chain from Holland, a gift of the groom. 

Veronica Hentz, a cousin of the bride, was the bridesmaid. She wore a pink net and 

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lace gown. Eileen Thomas, a sister of the groom, and Elinor Thomas, a cousin of the groom 
were the other attendants. Miss Eileen Thomas wore a blue satin and net gown. Miss Elinor 
Thomas wore a figured pink jersey and net gown. All the ladies wore veils and carried bou- 
quets of pink carnations. They were presented with gold earrings, a gift of the bride. 

Donald Thomas, a brother of the groom, was the best man. Other attendants of the groom 
were Sylvester Wawers, a cousin of the bride, and Norman Wirtz, a brother of the bride. 
Mrs. Wirtz and Mrs. Thomas, mothers of the bride and groom, wore navy blue with corsages. 
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride. 

The well known young couple will make their home in this community for the present. To 
them, many friends extend their best wishes. 

********** June 13, 1946 

A large crowd attended the wedding dance at the F. W. Weinkauf home last Wednesday, 
which was given in honor of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kutter, 
who were married on Decoration Day. Reinie Franz and John Kutter furnished the music. 

********** June 13, 1946 

SOUTH of TOWN Mr. and Mrs. E. Hubrig and Mrs. Fred Pankow attended the wedding of 

their niece at Wahpeton on Thursday. 

********** June 20, 1946 

SHOWER GIVEN 
GREAT BEND.... A miscellaneous shower was given for Mr. and Mrs. Lester Delke on Sunday 
afternoon at the H. A. Delke home. The honored guests received many fine gifts. 

********** June 20, 1946 

LaFRANZ - BERGE 
Miss Agnes LaFranz, R. N., and George E. Berge were united in marriage at the Lutheran 
Church here on Tuesday. Rev. G. C. Michael conducted the ceremony. Attendants were Albert 
LaFranz and Bemice Berge. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the 
bride's mother near Stiles, being attended by close relatives. The newlyweds will make 
their home in Minneapolis, where Mr. Berge is attending school under the G. I. Bill. 

********** June 20, 1946 

SHOWER GIVEN 
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Falk and Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Wahler and Connie attended the shower 
at the Harry Boldt home on Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Falk, 

********** June 27, 1946 

I-fEDDING BELLS 
Meide - Nadolski 
A double ring ceremony at St. Golls Church united in marriage Hazel Marie, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Meide, formerly of Fairmount, and Raymond Nadolski, of Milwaukee, WI. 
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white organza, with 
tiers of ruffles extending to the floor. Her veil was finger-tip, attached to a queen 
like crown. Her arm bouquet was of white and red roses. 

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Miss Luverne Meide, sister of the bride was the maid of honor. Her bridesmaids, 
friends of the bride, were Misses Mildred Lustig, Loretta Mc Gowan and Genieve Longreo. 
Mr. Lawrence Meide, brother of the bride, of Missoula, MT., was best man. George Paige 
and James Misaka were attendants of the groom. 

A reception was held at the Von Frei Hall. The newly married couple will make their 
home in Milwaukee, WI. ********** June 27, 19A6 

EICHHORN - ANDERSON 
Eleanor Eichhorn and Robert Anderson, of Fairmount, were united in marriage in Fairmount. 

********** June 27, 1946 

WAXWEILER - ZAJAC 
Frances Catherine Waxweiler, of Mantador, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math Waxweiler, and 
Victor P. Zajac were united in marriage on Tuesday, June 22nd, at St. Peter and Paul's 
Church at Mantador at 8:30 o'clock. A reception was held at the bride's home, following- 
the ceremony. ********** June 27, 1946 

DANEK - BAISLEY 
A beautiful wedding ceremony was held at the St. Philip's Church in Hankinson on Tues- 
day morning when Dorothy Marjorie Danek, of New Effington, SD., and Howard Baisley, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baisley, were united in marriage. Rev. Bierens officiating. 
The couple will make their home on the groom's farm south of town. 

********** June 27, 1946 

ROTH - BRIWICK 
Leonard Roth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Roth, will be married to Miss Beverely Bri- 
wick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Briwick, of Minneapolis, on Saturday, June 29th, at 
the Ascention Catholic Church in Minneapolis. They will make their home there. 

********** June 27, 1946 

Miss Velma King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John King, became the bride of Leonard Johan- 
sen. Mrs. Robert Tix, sister of the bride and Orville King, a cousin, were their attend- 
ants. 

Monday night they were honored at a shower and dance in the Sonora Hall where a large 
crowd were in attendance. Many lovely gifts were received. 

********** June 27, 1946 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hipp has announced the approaching marriage of her daughter, Francis, to 
Charles Mauer. ********** July 4, 1946 

NEW EFFINGTON Jean Lenz and Nordiss Wrolstad, of Minneapolis, attended the Martinek 

and Pederson wedding Sunday. ^,^^^^^,^,^,^^ july 4^ 1945 

HAMMER NEWS A large number from her attended the wedding Sunday of Miss Irene Martinek 

and Orville Pederson at New Effington. 

********** July 4, 1946 

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ROTH - BRIWICK 

Jerry Roth, Mickey Sather and Ronnie Roth returned home Wednesday morning from Minn- 
eapolis, where they attended the wedding of Leonard L. Roth to Beverley Briwick, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Briwick, of Minneapolis, at the Ascension Catholic Church. 

Jerry acted as best man. Mickey Sather, who is visiting at the Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. 
Roth home, and who resided in Minneapolis, was bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Roth 
and family attended the wedding. 

A shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Roth at Bercham's Hall. An 
enjoyable evening was spent by all. A free wedding dance followed the shower. 

********** July 4, 1946 

PINTER - BLADOW 

Miss Lillian Pinter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pinter, became the bride of 
Elroy C. Bladow, C. P. 0. U. S. N., Tuesday morning in a double ring ceremony at St. Jose- 
ph Church in Cudahy, WI. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the ceremony 
was performed by Rev. W. J. Wilemek. 

The bride was gowned in a colonial embroidered marquisette frock with a peplum and 
wore a finger-tip veil. She carried a bouquet of mixed white flowers. 

Maid of honor, Jeanette Spies, wore a colonial style white eyelet dress and carried a 
blue and white floral bouquet while Miss Marion Bladow, bridesmaid, was dressed in a col- 
onial style baby blue net frock and had a pink and white bouquet. Little Joline Pinter, 
sister of the bride, was flower girl and was dressed in an embroidered organdy dress and 
also had a blue and white bouquet. 

Orville Bladow, brother of the groom, was best man and Michael Pinter, Jr., usher. 
Mrs. Pinter attended her daughters' wedding in a grey jersey dress of fushia floral print 
with black accessories while the groom's mother wore powder blue with black accessories. 

Breakfast was served at the home of the bride and dinner and reception at St. Joseph's 
Church. 

The groom, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow, of Hankinson, ND., is stationed in 
Washington, DC, .and the couple will make their home in the east, after a northern honey- 
moon. ********** July 4, 1946 

MELCHERT - PLASTER 

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson, ND., was the scene of a beautiful candlelight 
wedding service on Sunday, June 30th, at 7:30 PM., when Miss Arlene Melchert, of Alexandria, 
MN., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W, E. Melchert, of Hankinson, became the bride of Mr. Virgil 
L. Plaster, Brandon, MN., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Plaster. Rev. A. C. Seltz, of Alex- 
andria gave the wedding address, and Rev. G. C. Michael, of Hankinson read the double 
ring ceremony. 

W. E. Melchert, father of the bride, played a program of appropriate music proceeding 
the ceremony, and played the traditional wedding marches. He also directed the Immanuel 
Lutheran School choir, who sang "Abide, Dearest Jesus", and accompanied Loren Meissner, 
in the singing of "The Lord's Prayer. 

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The bride was attired in a dress of white satin and marquisette cut entrain, and 
fashioned with long pointed sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Her finger-tip veil had 
a crown of pearls. She carried a bouquet of white and pink carnations and delphiniums. 
Her only jewelry was a blue pendant with matching earrings, the gift of the groom. 

Miss Eleanor Melchert, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and wore a gown of white 
net and a shoulder length veil. Bridesmaids were Misses Elna Melchert, Doris Melchert, and 
Gladys Dobberpuhl, who wore identical gowns of blue and pink net, with matching shoulder 
length veils. All attendants carried colonial bouquets, and wore a set of earrings, gifts 
of the bride. 

Darold Plaster, brother of the groom, was best man. Other attendants were, Mauritz 
Lundeen, Arnim Melchert and Harold Steinhorst. Both the bride's mother and the groom's 
mother wore dresses of black sheer with white accessories, and a corsage of yellow and pink 
roses. A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony for approximately 
100 guests. 

For her honeymoon, the bride wore a gray wool suit with black accessories. The bride 
is a graduate of the Alexandria High School and the St. Cloud Beauty School. She is at 
present employed at the J. C. Penny Company. The groom is a graduate of the Brandon High 
School, and was honorably discharged from service in the Army. He is employed at the 
Lambert Lumber Company of Alexandria, MN. 

********** July 4, 1946 

HERMES - SCHROEDER 

At 8 o'clock AM., in a Nuptial Mass at the Fairmount St. Anthony's Church on June 18th 
Miss Leora Hermes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hermes, of Fairmount and Carl Schroeder, 
son of Mrs. Minnie Schroeder, also of Fairmount, were united in marriage. The double ring 
ceremony was performed by Father Bierens. 

********** July 4, 1946 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kent announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Mae, to 

^Van Ets, of Minneapolis. Mr. Van Ets spent the week end at the Kent home here, and was 

accompanied by Betty Mae, who spent the week visiting here. Mr. Van Ets was a Captain in 
the Air Force for thirty three months and lost three brothers in the service. 

********** July 11, 1946 

MOULSOFF - JENSEN 

Miss Lucian Moulsoff, Barney, ND., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moulsoff, married 
J. Ross Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Jensen, Wjmdmere, ND., at low nuptial mass at 
St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador Wednesday, last week, at 9 AM. Reverend Father 
Krile read the double ring service. 

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HIPP - MOURER VOWS 
A beautiful wedding took place Wednesday morning at St. Philip's Church when Miss 
Francis Elizabeth Hipp, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hipp, became the bride of Charles 
Maurer, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Maurer. Rev. Fr. Bierens officiated. The bride was 
charmingly attired in a white lace and net gown. She carried a bouquet of white carnations. 
Mrs. F. Hermes, sister of the bride, was matron-of-honor and she wore a white tulle gown 
Miss Jerry Moore, of Wahpeton, was bridesmaid and wore pink tafetta. They carried colored 
carnation bouquets. Ushers were Francis Hermes and Jerry Hipp. 

Mr. and Mrs. Maurer will make their home in Milwaukee. Mrs. Maurer recently resigned 
her position as Assistant Superintendent of County Schools in Wahpeton. A wedding recept- 
ion was held at the bride's home following the ceremony. Covers were laid for forty four 
guests. 

The wedding party was entertained Wednesday evening at the Rupert Goerger home near 
Mantador. ********** july 18, 1946 

MR. AND MRS. LINGEN RETURN FROM WEDDING TRIP 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Lingen, who were married at the St. Boniface Church at Lidgerwood, 
July 3rd, returned to Hankinson after spending a ten day honeymoon at the Great Lakes and 
in Canada. They are residing in an apartment at the Dale Welch residence. 

********** July 25, 1946 

BRIDAL SHOWER 
BELFORD....A bridal shower was given at the Mike Lugert home Sunday afternoon in honor 
of Luella Poster, whose marriage will take place next week to Harold King. 

********** July 25, 1946 

KRUMP - KLAER 
Dorothy Krump, daughter of Peter P. Krump, of Kent, MN. , was united in marriage to 
Russel M. Kaler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kaler, of Hickory, KY., Thursday, July 18th, at 
the Kent Parsonage, Rev. Warmers officiating. A reception was held for close relatives 
at the bride's home and a dance was given at the Kent Hall the same evening, in honor of 
the couple. 

Bridesmaid and best man were, Geraldine and Archie Krump, brother and sister of the 
bride. The newly weds spent a 10 day honeymoon trip at the Krump cottage at Detroit Lakes. 
They will make their home at Hickory, KY., after a visit with relatives here. 

********** July 25, 1946 

HRUZA - EHLI 
Miss Ada Delores Hruza, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hruza and Albert Ehli, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ehli, were married July 16th, at a nuptial high mass in the St. Boniface 
Catholic Church in a double ring ceremony, with Rev. Father Patrick O'Connell officiating. 

Attending the couple were Jean Differding, Norma Sellner, Leo Ehli and Henry Flasche, 
Jr. The couple are spending their honeymoon on the west coast. 

********** August 1, 1946 

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JOHNSON - PELKEY 
Mr. and Mrs. Duane R. Johnson (Gloria May Pelkey,) who were married June Uth, will 
reside in Glendale after July 20th, when they return from a honeymoon at Corona Del Mar, 
Yellowstone Park, North Dakota and Minnesota. 

The couple were married at 4 o'clock that afternoon in Shatto Chapel of the First 
Congregational Church of Los Angeles, with Dr. A. G. Heyhoe officiating. 

She wore a gown of white satin and lace and her fingertip veil fell from a tiara of 
lace. A reception for wedding guests followed the ceremony at the church. 

The bride, a native of Wyoming, was granduated from Glendale High School and Glendale 
College. She is a member of Sigma Pi Delta. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Johnson, now of Glendale, are former residents pf Hankinson. 

********** August 1, 1946 

SHELLEY - RIEGER 
LaMae Shelley was united in marriage to Wm. Rieger, Saturday, July 20th, at St. Paul. 
They are making their home there. The groom is employed on the railroad. Mrs. Rieger 
is a nieee of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Shelley and is well known here. 

********** August 1, 1946 

PRALL - KRAUSE 
Announcements were received here telling of the marriage of Miss Okel Prall, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Prall, to Stewart Krause, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krause, of Wadena. 
Both families are former residents of Hankinson. They will make their home in Wadena, 
where Mr. Krause is in the drug store business with his father. 

********** August 1, 1946 

FORMER TEACHER ON CALIFORNIA HONEYMOON 
Mr. and Mrs. Hankel, of Oakes, are enjoying a honeymoon trip to California, according 
to word received by Mrs. C. F. Seifken here. Mrs. Hankel will be remembered as Doris Wil- 
helm, who taught in the public school here last year. They were married on June 20th. 

********** August 8, 1946 

POSTER - KING 

Louella Poster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Poster, of Mantador, married Harold 
King, of Hankinson, Monday morning at a high mass at St. Peter and Paul's Church in 
Mantador. 

Attendants were Mildred Poster, of St. Paul, a sister of the bride and Ralph Poster, 
a brother of the bride. A dinner and reception for over 100 guests was held at the bride's 
home. 

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Film # 1583 HANKINSON NEWS Aug. 27, 1943 - Aug. 29, 1946 



FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. McGRAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Mc Gray were held at the Congregational Church in Hank- 

inson today (Thursday) , with Rev. Jas. Davidson conducting the services. 

Mrs. Mc Gray, a resident of the Hankinson community since 1910, was taken ill suddenly 

on Friday and was removed to the Providence Hospital for treatment, where she passed away 

Monday morning at about 10 o'clock. 

Lulu Inez Elizabeth Irons was bom in 1884, at Green Bay, MI., and moved, with her 

parents to Deadwood, SO., when still a child. Later the Mc Gray family moved to Bowman 

County, NO., and in 1907, she was united in marriage to Wm. H. Mc Gray. The couple came 

to Hankinson in 1910, and purchased a farm two miles east of Hankinson, which they occupied 

until 1940 when they moved to Haiikinson to make their home. 

One son and two daughters survive to mourn their loss: Harold, at the home place; Mrs. 

Inez Sha, of Tacoma, WA. , and Mrs. Helen Whipple at home here. 

********** August 26, 1943 

MRS. HANNAH PEARSON DIED SUDDENLY 

The New Ef f ington community was grievously shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs . 

Hannah Pearson Sunday. Mrs. Pearson had attended the Walla Luthersm Church and seemed to 

be feeling well and had looked after her city property after the meeting. That afternoon 

she was taken suddenly £11 and passed away. Funeral services were held Thursday at the 

Walla Lutheran Church. 

********** August 26, 1943 

MOTHER OF MRS. KERSTEN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Emma Christiansen, of Minneapolis, mother of Mrs. Henry Kersten, of this city, 

died Saturday at her home there. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. 

Kersten attending. 

********** August 26, 1943 

SARGENT COUNTY PIONEER PASSED AWAY AT VEBLEN 

LIDGERWOOD Phillip Freeman, pioneer Sargent County citizen, passed away at his 

home in Veblen Friday week, from a heart attack. Mr. Freeman had made his home in Veblen 
for the past 25 years. He was 81. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church 
in Veblen. His wife and five grown children survive. 

********** September 2, 1943 

NEW EFFINGTON Melvin, Agnes and Alyce Schakosky, of Glasgow, MT., returned home 

Sunday after attending the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Pearson. 

********** September 2, 1943 

REV. R. J. BECKER PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY 
Rev. R.J. Becker, of Wahpeton, pastor well known in Hankinson, died of a heart attack 

Wednesday, according to word received here. 

********** September 9, 1943 

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RECEIVE WORD OF DEATH OF HERMAN FITZER 
Mr. and Mrs. John Bruminund were informed that their brother-in-law, Herman Fitzner, 
of Fort Dodge, lA., passed away in a hospital in Wyoming where he had been the past nine 
weeks taking treatment for asthma, and it was there he suffered a heart attack. He will be 
remembered here by many friends as he visited here occasionally. 

********** September 9, 1943 

MOTHER OF REV. GRAF DIED TUESDAY 
Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Graf received word Tuesday of the death of the former's mother, 
Mrs. John Graf, who passed away Tuesday at her home in Streeter. She was 67 years old and 
for 65 years had resided in the northwest. Five sons and five daughters survive. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Ev. and Reformed Church at Stree- 
ter, the Rev. Graf family attending. 

********** September 16, 1943 

PIONEER MOTHER, MRS. HINCK, DIED TUESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held At Great Bend Sunday 
Mrs. Rosella Hinck, pioneer mother, of Richland County, died at Osseo, MN., Tuesday, 
from a heart attack, according to word received here. 

Mrs. Hinck was the wife of the Richland County pioneer pastor, Rev. Hinck, who passed 
away about four years ago. 

Funeral services will be held first at Osseo, MN., and the body then will be taken to 
Great Bend where services will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Cloeter and 
Rev. Rengstorf will conduct the services. 

Surviving are: Albert, Gertrude, Bertha, Elma, Ida, Waldemar, Rose, John, Walter and 
Ewald. ********** September 23, 1943 

FUNERAL HELD FOR E. G. SASSE 
Funeral services largely attended, were held Friday in the Methodist Church at Lidger- 
wood for Dr. E. G. Sasse, 73, Richland County physician and surgeon since 1904. Dr. Sasse 
was bom at Elba, MN., and after graduating from Hamlin Medical School, studied at the Univ. 
of Vienna and Berlin. Dr. Sasse leaves his wife and three sons. Ma j . Bruce Sasse, in the 
Panama Canal Zone, Douglas of Wilmar and Victor at Jefferson Barracks, MO. 
Dr. Sasse was a sincere member of the Masonic Lodge. 

********** September 23, 1943 

CHILD DIED FROM BURNS IN SUMMITT ACCIDENT 
David, 9 months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thimjon, died Saturday at the St. Francis 
Hospital, from gas fumes inhaled after a gas iron had slipped from the ironing board and 
broke the air fountain. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ruppert at the L. J. Thim- 
jon home on Tuesday afternoon. ********** September 23, 1943 

LOUIS KOTCHIAN, COUNTY PIONEER, DIED ON COAST 
Louis Kotchian, pioneer Lidgerwood homesteader, died Monday in California, where he has 
been residing for the past year with his daughter, Mrs. Chas . Havlena. The body will be 

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shipped to Lidgerwood, where funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 1st. 

********** September 30, 1943 

FUNERAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY FOR LOIS BRUMMOND 

Fvmeral services will be held for Miss Lois Brvimmond at the Ev. and Reformed Church 

Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Graf conducting the service. 

Lois was born March 14, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brummond. Her father passed away 

fifteen years ago and since then she made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. 

Chas . Spreckels. She had not been in good health, and for a year was confined to her bed. 

About ten days ago she was taken ill and on Wednesday the Angel of Death called her home. 

Surviving are Mrs. and Mrs. Chas. Spreckels, three sisters, Helen Kempfer, Doris and 

Lorraine; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Mauer, of Bismarck. 

********** September 30, 1943 

INFANT DIED IN CALIFORNIA-BURIAL IN HANKINSON 

Two months' old Shelia K., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Mars, of Richmond, CA., died 

in that city Saturday. The remains were shipped to Hankinson for burial services. The 

little girl was a granddaughter of Mr. C. P. Olson of this city. 

********** September 30, 1943 

A. J. CARTER DIED FRIDAY 

Funeral Held Monday at Home South of Town 

A. J. Carter, pioneer land owner of south of Hankinson, died at his home Friday from 

a heart attack. 

Deceased was bom in Springfield, VT., April 16th, 1864. He came to Richland County 

in the early 1890 's, settling on the farm south of town, where he made his home imtil his 

death. 

Ftineral services were conducted at the home Monday by Rev. Jas . Davidson. Burial was 

at Hillside Memorial Cemetery. 

********** September 30, 1943 

OBITUARY - MRS. HINCK 

Rosalie (Heine) Hinck, was bom July 15, 1867, in Appenrode, Hannover, Germany, daugh- 
ter of Carl and Henriette Heine . In the year 18 , she came to America with her parents 

and settled near York, NE., for a year and then took up a homestead at Ellendale , ND. On 
Sept. 14th, she was married to Rev. Tietje Hinck, of Great Bend, and lived there until his 
death in Feb. of 1930. This union was blessed with 13 children. Her death is mourned by 
the following survivors: Albert, of Havre, MT., John, of Osseo, MN., Lt. Waldemar, Chaplain 
in the U. S. Army: Walter, of Minneapolis; and Ewald, pastor at Foley, MN.; Bertha, of 
Osseo; Gertrude Huebner, of Hershey, NE.; Alma Jasmer, St. Paul, MN.; Ida Gill and Rosa 
Fike, of Ann Arbor, MI.; and 20 grandchildren. She succumbed while in her sleep, on Sept. 
20th, at Osseo, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 5 days. 

Fimeral services were conducted in her home church on Friday, by Pastor A. A. Schultz, 
and then in Great Bend, on Sunday. Pastor J. H. Rengstorf and J. Cloeter were friends and 
neighbors of the family for over forty years. 

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In what honor and esteem she was held was evidenced by the large assembly that filled 
the spacious church to capacity. The floral pieces and many Memorial wreaths. Her influ- 
ence as a God fearing, devoted and consecrated mother and pastor's wife will be felt for a 

long time. Let us emulate her childlike faith and Christian life Contributed.... 

********** September 30, 1943 

FUNERAL HELD FOR ROTH INFANT 
Robert John, year and a half old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roth, of Sebeka, MN., died 
from burns received when he fell into a pail of scalding water Tuesday. 

The little child was taken to the Wadena Hospital, where the best of care proved of 
no avail and he passed away the following Friday. 

Funeral services were held Monday morning from St. Philip's Church in Hankinson. 
Deceased is svirvived by his parents and two brothers. 

********** October 7, 1943 

FORMER BANK CASHIER DIED 
Word was received by J. P. Cunningham that Hugo Krautkramer, passed away Monday even- 
ing at his home in Omaha, NE. He suffered a stroke while at work and never recovered con- 
sciousness . 

Mr. Krautkramer was well known in Hankinson, being cashier of the Citizen's National 
Bank in this city. ********** October 7, 1943 

MRS. GUST HOLST, OF SANISH , DIED WEDNESDAY 
Fvineral Will Be Held at Lidgerwood Monday 
Mrs. Gust Hoist, of Sanish, ND., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13th, according to word 
received by Mrs. John Hoist here. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18th, 
at the Catholic Church in Lidgerwood at 10 o'clock. 

********** October 14, 1943 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and Mrs. James Novotny attended the f\jneral on Sunday afternoon of 
Mrs. Anna Polvika. ********** October 14, 1943 

TO LOS ANGELES TO ATTEND FUNERAL OF RELATIVE 
Mrs. Henry Kersten left Sunday for Los Angeles, CA., to attend the funeral of P. R. 
Henderson, her brother-in-law, conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad. 

********** October 21, 1943 

J. P. Cunningham spent the week end with relatives and friends in Minneapolis. Mr. 
Ciinningham informed The NEWS that he had made a mistake when he reported the death of Mr. 
Krautkramer. It was Mrs. Krautkramer who died and he misunderstood over the phone. 

********** October 21, 1943 

ROBERT THORNTON REPORTED CASUALTY IN WAR 
Fred Worner received a telephone call Sunday morning from his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Thor- 
nton, of Minneapolis, stating that she had received a message from the United States War 
Department, that her son, Robert, had been killed. No details were given. Robert has been 
in the service three years and was in the Southern Pacific zone. 

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Mrs. Thornton, before her marriage, was a Hankinson resident and her son was well 
known here where he visited relatives often before entering the service. 

********** October 28, 1943 

MRS. Mcdonald died at home of daughter 

Mrs. E. McDonald, known to her former acquaintances here as "Ma" Mc Donald, passed 
away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Angela Kahler, Sunday, Oct. 24th, in Minneapolis. 

Deceased resided in Hankinson and vicinity about twenty years ago, leaving here to 
reside with a son, Ambrose, and after his death she made her home with her daughter, Angela. 

She was bom in Canada in 1865. Her daughter and a son, Pat, survive. Funeral services 
were held Wednesday from the home and Ascension Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cem- 
etery in Minneapolis. ********** October 28, 1943 

FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR FRED GLANDER 

Funeral services for Frederick Glander, who, as told in The NEWS last week was fatally 
injured while chopping wood on the John Krause farm last week, were held Monday afternoon 
at Wahpeton, Rev. Cordts, of Belford, conducting the services. Burial was in Fairview Cem- 
etery. 

Frederick Glander was born in Germany, Oct. 24th, 1865. He came to America when 25 
years old, residing in Center Township. Since May he worked for John Krause on which farm 
he received a skvill fracture while chopping wood. 

A sister and two brothers survive. 

********** October 28, 194 3 

(The article referred to above as it appears in the previous weeks' issue reads....) 
Fred Glander was injured today while engaged in chopping down trees on the John Krause 
farm. He was found unconscious near where he was working and was taken to Providence Hosp- 
ital. He was reported unconscious at 6 o'clock this evening. How the man was hurt is still 
unexplained, as he was alone at the time. 

********** October 21, 1943 

PIONEER RICHLAND COUNTY LADY DIED 
Mrs. Marie Kotchian Funeral Held Tuesday at Cayuga - Was Mother of Mrs. Chas . Weston 

Mrs. Marie V. (Kriz) Kotchian, pioneer Richland County, woman, died at the Veblen Hosp- 
ital Saturday, following five weeks of serious illness. Funeral services were held at the 
St. Peter and Pauls' Church in Cayuga, Father Slominski conducting the services. Burial was 
at the Z. C. B. J. Cemetery, Lidgerwood, beside her hiisband, who preceeded her in death in 
1938. 

Marie V. Kriz was born in Czeckoslovjikia, June 25, 1867. In 1885 she came to America 
locating at Wahpeton, where she was united in marriage to John Kotchian. They took up a 
homestead north of Lidgerwood, where they resided until 1910, when they moved to Sargent 
County. They retired in 1920 and moved to Cayuga where she made her home until her death. 

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Rose Wanous, Sisseton, Mrs. Henry Freeman, Geneseo 

and Mrs. Chas. Weston, Hankinson; two sons, John, of Geneseo, and Leonard, of Cayuga, and 

numerous close relatives in Lidgerwood. November 4, 1943 

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B. M. HOFFMAN DIED - FUNERAL FRIDAY 

B. M. Hoffman, of Fairmount, died Monday at his home there. The funeral services 

will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church. 

********** November 4, 1943 

TWO KILLED IN SOO WRECK 

Engineer and Fireman Die When Train is Ditched Near Enderlin Today 

Two men, the engineer and fireman, on No. 105, which went through Hankinson on the 

main Soo Line today, were killed, when the train went into a ditch ten miles this side of 

Enderlin. The baggageman was cut and bruised. No passengers were hurt. 

The engineer was Carlson and the Fireman Fiwfy, both well known to Soo Line employees 

and Hankinson people . Only meagre details are available at this hour as the wreck happened 

at 4 o'clock this afternoon. ********** ., i. „io^^ 

********** November 4, 1943 

FORMER VICTOR MERCHANT DIED AT ORTONVILLE 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .The southeast Richland community was saddened to hear of the death of 
an old pioneer J. J. Holm, last Thursday. When the reservation opened up in 1892, he home- 
steaded a farm in Roberts County. Until a few years ago he resided on the homestead. He 
was the last of seven men who were charter members of Walla Lutheran Church. 

For several years Mr. Holm was a merchant at Victor. A year ago Mr. and Mrs. Holm 
moved to Ortonville, MN., where he passed away eight weeks after he had suffered a fractured 
hip. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Walla Church. 

********** November 4, 1943 

MRS. JOHN WAHL, DAUGHTER OF MRS. ERB , DIED IN IOWA 
Mrs. John Wahl, of Olwein, lA., formerly of Hankinson, a daughter of Mrs. Albert Erb, 
passed away at Olwein Thursday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wahl resided in Hankinson for eight years, leaving here in 1924, for Ol- 
wein, where she continued to make her home. Her husband was killed in a railway accident 
four years ago. One son, James, with the United States Air Force, was wounded in the Pac- 
ific Zone some time ago. Eight other children survive, three of whom are in the Armed 
Forces of our nation. ********** November 11, 1943 

FORMER GREAT BEND RESIDENT DIED NOV. 6th 
P. W. Bemdt, of Yakima, WA. , died at his home there on Saturday, Nov. 6th. Mr. Berndt 
was a former resident of Great Bend, from which city he moved to Washington about 25 years 
ago. He was a cousin of Mrs. Ed Krause of this city. 

********** November 11, 1943 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MATT KINN, SR. 
Accident at His Farm Resulted in Death 
Victim of a tragic accident. Matt Kinn , Sr . , passed away at the St. Francis Hospital 
Saturday night at 11 o'clock, thirty six hours after he fell from a load of hay and 
suffered a broken neck and a severly injured back. 

Kinn and his son Matt, had loaded hay on a rack at his farm two miles east of Hankinson 



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at 11 o'clock Friday morning. Mr. Kinn was tying the load on with a rope when it became 
untied or broke, and he was dashed to the ground, suffering fatal injuries. 

His two sons, Matt and Nick, brought him to Hankinson where there was no physician 
available, and he was taken in the Wipperman ambulance to the St. Francis Hospital, where 
he passed away. His wife and two sons and a daughter were at the bedside when the Angel 

of Death called the injured man home. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church Tuesday morning. Rev. Bierens con- 
ducted the services before a host of relatives and friends who came to pay their respects 
to one of our pioneers . 

Matt Kinn was born on October 3, 1873, at St. Paul, MN., and in the spring of 1880, he 
came, with his parents, in a covered wagon, where they took up a homestead southeast of 
Great Bend. In 1889 he moved to his own farm three and a half miles east of Great Bend, 
where he resided until 1913, when he and his brother. Bill, purchased the livery barn in 
Hankinson. After operating the business for several years he moved to the farm two miles 
east of Hankinson where the unfortunate accident which caused his death occurred. 

In the year 1899, Mr. .Kinn was united in marriage to Elvina Erb. Surviving to mourn 
their loss are: his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. John Schmidt, of St. Paul, two sons. Matt, 
Jr., and Frank, of Hankinson. One brother, Paul, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Brackin, 
Mrs. Lizzie Leinen, Mrs. Ann LaQua and Mrs. Georgianna Bagus and eight grandchildren. 

********** November 11, 1943 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. LaQua passed through Hankinson Sunday on their way from Eden Valley, 
MN. , to Carrington to attend the funeral of Mrs. LaQua 's brother, Mike O'Neil, former 
County Sheriff there. Funeral services were held there Monday morning. 

********** November 18, 1943 

HERMAN MITTAG DIED TRAGIC DEATH TUESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held Saturday Morning 

Herman Mittag, who had resided in Hankinson since 1881, died tragically Tuesday about 
noon, when he suffered a fractiired skull, when he fell or was knocked down while leading 
a cow that proved unruly. 

Mr. Mittag was taking the animal from the pasture, and the accident was witnessed by 
his wife. She immediately went over to the lot and then called Dr. E. J. Beithon. Death 
was instantaneous, and the body was removed to the mortuary. 

Mr. Mittag was born in Pommerania, Germany, April 9, 1870, and came, with his parents 
to Hankinson xn 1881. The family took up a homestead in 1882, years before the town of 
Hankinson was established. Part of this city was from the lands of the Mittag homestead. 

Funeral services will be held at St. Philip's Church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, 
with Fr. Bierens conducting the services. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Deceased is survived by his wife and seven daughters. A complete obituary will be 
printed next week. 

********** November 24, 1943 

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OBITUARY 

Herman Mittag was born in Pommerania, Germany and in 1881 came with his parents to 
Hankinson. They took up a homestead in the now south side of Hankinson, which later was 
sold in part to the Soo Railway for their right-of-way through Hankinson. Mr. Mittag later 
moved to the north side where he biiilt a home which he occupied until his death 

On May 10th, 1904, he was married to Katherine Jarski, who passed away in 1912. Two 
daughters were born to this marriage; Mrs. Elizabeth Haglin and Mrs. Ann Erickson, of 
Brainerd, MN. In May of 1915, he was united in marriage to Clara Kunz. Five daughters 
blessed the home: Florence and Josephine, of Hankinson, Helen and Mrs. Kay Rhead, of Mil- 
watikee and Dorothy Billerbeck, of San Francisco. 

Also to mourn their loss are a brother, Carl Mittag, of Great Bend; one siser, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Laboda, of Hankinson and five grandsons and one granddaughter. All of the child- 
ren attended the funeral which was held at St. Philip's Church Saturday. 

********** December 2, 1943 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN LIPOVSKY 
Brother of Mrs . Fred Radlof f Died Friday 

John Lipovsky, of Lidgerwood, collapsed and died Friday afternoon while at his work 
as sales clerk in basement of the Montgomery Ward Store in Wahpeton, evidently from heart 
trouble . 

Funeral seirvices were conducted from Bethel Lutheran Church here on Monday afternoon 
at 1:30 with Rev. P. A. Gisvold officiating. 

John Albert Lipovsky was born in Lidgerwood April 17th, 1905. He was married to Selma 
Knutson, of Veblen, where he lived until he moved to Wahpeton, where he worked for several 
firms. His wife, and one daughter, LeFay, survive, also three sisters and one brother, Mrs. 
Fred Radlof f, Mrs. Martin Tesch, Mrs. L. R. Albertson, of Breckenridge, Frank J. and Walter 
Lipovsky. 

Burial was in the Lidgerwood Czecho-Slovakian Cemetery. 

********** December 9, 1943 



Mr. and Mrsl George Birchem attended the funeral of Mrs. Peter Vergeldt at Browns Valley 

December 9, 1943 



Saturday morning. ********** 



ATTENDS FUNERAL 
HAMMER. .. .Gilbert Nyhus returned last Wednesday from Baltic, where he attended the last 
rites for his mother, Mrs. Marie Nyhus. 

********** December 9, 1943 

GUERNEY FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT YANKTON 
YANKTON. .. .Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church in Yankton, 
SD., Saturday week, for D. B. Guerney, founder of the Guerney Seed and Nursery Company, 
former owner of the radio station WNAX, whose voice was known by millions of people over 
the northwest. ********** December 9, 1943 

CALLED TO PENNSYLVANIA BY ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF WITTENBERGER GRANDSON 
Mr. and Mrs. John Wittenberger left hurriedly on Thursday for Lancaster, PA., in 

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which city their daughter, Mrs. Paul Binkley, resides. They were called there because of 
the accidental death of their little grandson, called "Binkey." Mrs. Binkley and her son 
will be remembered here where they visited for several weeks last summer. The boys father, 
Sgt. Binkley, is stationed in England. 

********** December 16, 1943 

S. PORTNER DIED TODAY 
Had Walked to Academy to Attend Mass When Taken ILl 

Sebastian Portner, pioneer homesteader of Elma Township, died suddenly this morning in 
the Academy Chapel where he had gone intending to attend Mass, which was to be conducted by 
Rev. G. C. Bierens. Just before the service was to have begun, Mr. Portner was stricken and 
passed away. A physician was called, but death had called. 

Mr. Portner had walked from his home on the north side to the Chapel and was apparently 
not ill and his death came as a grievous shock to his friends and relatives . 

In the early days of the reservation Mr. Portner homesteaded in Elma Township, on the 
farm now occupied by Robert Muehler. Five years ago he retired and the family moved to 
Hankinson where they had since made their home on the north side . 

The date for the funeral, which will be held at St. Philip's Church, has not yet been 
set, pending word from John Portner, in the Army, stationed at Camp McCoy, WI . 

Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Adam Roth, Mrs. Leo Bommersbach, Mrs. Rob- 
ert Hohenstern, Mrs. Earl Coppin, and one other daughter in Wahpeton; two sons, one of 
which is John in the Army. ********** December 16, 194 3 

VEBLEN POSTMASTER DIED 

James L. Simpson, 51, Veblen postmaster, died in the Veteran's Hospital at Fargo, Siin- 
day. He leaves to mourn a wife and four sons, three in the Armed Forces. Mr. Simpson, in 
1917, owned the Havana Union, which he leased to Weston, then in Sargent, and then enlisted 
in the Army. After the war James bought our machinery, which had been allowed to rest in a 
flood basement while folks sang "Keep the Home Fires Burning." Mr. Simpson was known to 
many Masons in Hankinson, and was Deptuy Warden of his district in South Dakota. 

********** December 16, 1943 

FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Mrs. A. M. Halstead (nee White), one of our early pioneers of the Fairmount community, 
died following an illness of influenza at her home in Minneapolis Tuesday, Dec. 21st, at the 
age of 52 years. Mrs. Halsted moved to Minneapolis about thirty years ago, and had since 
made her home there. Funeral services were held in Minneapolis. 

One son, an Ensign in the Navy at a New York port, four brothers, Pat of Fairmount, Ed 
of Minneapolis, I. J. of Chicago and Mike, of Hankinson, and two sisters, Mary Toma, of Minn- 
eapolis and Mrs. J. A. Raiser, of Fairmount, survive. 

********** December 23, 1943 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Worner, Alice, f-lr. and Mrs. Harvey Thiele motored to Milbank, SD. , 
Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Worner 's mother, Mrs. Dahlendorf. Mrs. Dahlendorf 

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made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fischer, at Napoleon during the winter months and 

in the summer resided with Mrs. Worner . 

********** December 23, 1943 

RETURN HOME 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lee returned to their home Saturday from Tomah, WI . , where they 

attended the funeral of the former's brother-in-law, Mr. Wallace, of Beach, ND. They were 

accompanied home by the former's sister, Mrs. Wallace, who visited a week in the Lea home 

before returning to Beach. *4,a.*^^^a.^^ 

^ ********** December 23, 1943 

WITTENBERGER GRANDSON DIED OF GAS POISONING 

Belated report concerning the cause of the death of the grandson of Mrs. J. M. Witten- 

berger, has been received by The NEWS. Death occurred in Lancaster, PA., and according to 

the Coroner's verdict the boy's death was caused by accidental absorption of poisonous gas, 

fimies of which flooded the home long after the house had been fumigated, tested and reported 

safe for occupancy . 

The child was the son of Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Binkly, the father in England and the mother 

a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wittenberger of this city. 

********** December 30, 1943 

ACCIDENT DEATH CORONORS VERDICT 

GORAL Killed When JAMES DIETZ Car Wrecked 

The Coronor's jury in Wahpeton found that Harold Goral, youth who was killed in an auto 

crash, came to his death by accident while riding in an automobile as a passenger. 

Harold Goral, 16 year old Junior in Wahpeton High School, was killed Christmas Eve in 

an automobile accident near Wahpeton. He was riding with James Dietz, son of former Sheriff 

and Mrs. J. P. Dietz, when the tragedy happened. 

Harold Goral is the son of Mrs. William Busse, also of Wahpeton. Harold was killed 

instantly when he was thrown 68 feet from where the car stopped. Dietz received a bump on 

the head and a hand injury, neither being serious. 

********** December 30, 1943 

HERMAN FRIECK PASSED AWAY IN CALIFORNIA 

Herman Frieck, former resident of Hankinson, died on December 17th, at his home in 

Wilmington, CA., where he had resided since leaving Hankinson about ten years ago. Mr. 

Frieck was employed as a longshoreman in Wilmington, and when in Hankinson was an employee 

of the John R. Jones Co. He owned good farm land just north of Cayuga in Sargent County. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22nd. His wife and two sons, one in the 

Navy, survive. ********** December 30, 1943 

SISTER OF MRS. JAN. DAVIDSON DIED OF BOMB SHOCK 

Mrs. Jas . Davidson received word this week, telling of the death of her sister, Mrs. 

John Bramston, in Belfast, Irelnad. Death was caused from bomb shock. Several months ago 

the Germans raided Belfast and Mrs. Bramston became paralyzed through shock and died shortly 

afterward. Mrs. Davidson is the only surviving member of her family. 

********** December 30, 1943 

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FAIRMOUNT MAN DIED ON SUNDAY 
Frauik Mc Conn, postmaster at Fairmount, died Sunday morning at his home there. 

********** December 30, 1943 

WYNDMERE MAN SHOT SELF 

Ame Solberg, 34, farming in Wyndmere Township, shot himself through the head with a 
.22 calibre rifle sometime Thursday afternoon. When found by a young man who made his 
home with him, Solberg was still alive and was brought to the Breckenridge Hospital where 
he passed away without regaining consciousness . 

********** December 30, 1943 



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MOTHER OF DR. E. WILLIAMS DIED 
Dr. E. Williams, of this city, received word Svuiday that his mother, who resides in 
St. Cloud, MN., passed away that day. Dr. Williams left for St. Cloud immediately to attend 
the funeral services. *********** January 6, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF FATHER HEIMBEICHER 
Requim High Mass was said at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning for Fr. Anthony Heimbeicher, 
of Sisseton, who has served as chaplain for the Tekakwitha Hospital for a number of years. 
Several people from this community attended. 
NEW EFFINGTON ********** January 6, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JAMES WALTERS 
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Evangelical Church in Great Bend 
for James Walters who died Wednesday morning at the San Haven Sanatorivim. Rev. Moritz con- 
ducted the services. Deceased is survived by his sorrowing wife and two children; his mo- 
ther and a brother and sister. 



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January 6, 1944 



John Stenger received word that his cousin, Mr. Stenger, of St. Cloud, who visited here 
last fall, died on Christmas Day. 

********** January 6, 1944 

GEORGE KRUEGER DIED IN ACTION 

Word was received from the War Department, Jan. 8th, telling of the death of George 
"Lefty" Krueger, who had previously been reported missing in action over Holland, following 
the bon±>ing of Kassel, Germany. 

George was a graduate of the Hankinson High School and took an important part in the 
Junior Legion Baseball Team, playing first base expertly. Later he played the same position 
on the Monarch semi-pro team in this city. He was a fine young man, exceptionally well liked 
by a host of friends, who since he was reported missing in action, fervently hoped that he 
had parachuted to earth in safety. George was trained as an aerial gunner in this country 
and last winter went to England following his graduation. 

The war department telegram to his mother, Mrs. Amanda Krueger, of Great Bend, reads: 

"Regret to inform you that it has now been determined that your son. Staff Sergeant 
George R. Krueger, was previously reported missing in action, was killed in action July 30th, 
over the Netherlands. The Secretary of War desires that I extend his deep sympathy to you. 
Letter follows." (Signed) Ulio, Adj. Gen. 

********** January 13, 1944 

YOUNG MAN, BORN IN HANKINSON KILLED IN ACTION 

The War Department has announced that Second Lieutenant Harold E. Bergman was killed 
in action Nov. 20th, on the European front. No other details were received. 

Lt. Bergman was born in Hankinson in 1921, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Bergman, (nee Eva 
wolf) now of Ellendale. ********** January 13, 1944 

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FRANK GOFF DIED 

Ftineral services were held at Lidgerwood last week for Frank Goff, pioneer auctioneer, 

who died on December 31st. *****a.*^^^ 

********** January 13, 1944 

GREAT BEND. .. .Ralph and Milton Sedler went to Ortonville Tuesday to attend the funeral 

January 13, 1944 



of an uncle Wednesday. ********** 



OBITUARY 
Herman Frieck was bom in Luveme , MN., Sept. 1888. He came to Hankinson in early 
manhood and was married to Clara Lierman, May 15, 1921. They moved to California, death 
occvirring at Long Beach, Dec. 17th, 1943, following an illness with a cold. 

Funeral services were held on Dec. 22nd, at the First Lutheran Church. His widow 
and two sons, Harold and Edward and a sister and three brothers survive. 

********** January 13, 1944 

MANTADOR GIRL DIED SATURDAY 
Funeral Held Monday for Margaret Nepper 
The community of Mantador was grieved to learn of the death of Margaret Nepper, daug- 
hter of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Nepper Saturday evening. 

Funeral services were conducted from Sts. Peter S Paul Church on Monday, Fr. Chas. 
Schneider officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. 

Margaret Nepper was bom March 31, 1933, at Mantador, and was ten years old when the 
Death Angel called her home. Her parents survive. 

********** January 20, 1944 

FRANK MONETTE PASSED AWAY IN SEATTLE, WASH. 
Word has been received in Hankinson telling of the death of Frank Monette, of Seattle, 
Washington. Death was due to a heart attack. 

********** Janiiary 20, 1944 

WILLIAM PADDEN FLAGMAN DIED 
William Padden, 71, a Soo Line railroad flagman, died in St. Mary's Hospital early 
January 4th, from a stroke, at Rhinelander, WI. Mr. Padden was bom in Ireland. 

Mr. Padden was the flagman at the Hankinson station until ten years ago, when he went 
to St. Paul and later to Rhinelander, WI. A bachelor, Mr. Padden had no surviving relat- 
ives, except a niece in St. Paul, Mrs. Nellie Leonard. Burial was in Hugo, MN. 

********** January 20, 1944 

MEMORIAL FOR GEO. KRUEGER SUNDAY 
Memorial services for S-Sgt. Geo. Krueger, 26, of Great Bend, Army flyer killed in 
action over Europe, will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend Sunday after- 
noon at 2:30. The Rev. J. Rengstorf will conduct the service. 

The American Legion will conduct military rites for the fallen hero, members of posts 
from Hankinson and other neighboring cities will attend. 

********** January 20, 1944 



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STILES. .. .Funeral services for Mrs. John Nuding, 73, were held Satiorday at St. Boni- 
face's Church in Lidgerwood. 

********** January 20, 1944 

MRS. A. BONZER, SR. DIED 
LIDGERWCX3D. . . .Mrs. A. F. Bonzer, Sr., of Long Beach, CA., and wife of one of Lidger- 
wood' s first business men, died Thursday, January 6th. 

********** January 20, 1944 

LAST RITES FOR LT. BETTSCHEN 
Funeral services for Lieut. Don J. Betschen, former Lidgerwood coach, were held at 
Arthur, ND., Tuesday week at the Methodist Church. Lieut. Betschen was killed when he fell 

from a train in Florida. ********** „.,,„. 

********** January 27, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR OLE EVENSON FRIDAY 

Mr. Ole Evenson, 83, residing in the State Line community south of Hankinson, died 

Tuesday morning at his home, after an illness of two weeks. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday from a Sisseton Chiirch. Svirviving 

are his wife and twelve children. 

********** January 27, 1944 

MRS. HENRY WIPPERMAN DIED IN ARLINGTON, VA 

Located Here in 1900 and Left in 1931 for East 

Mrs. Henry Wipperman, wife of a former Hankinson businessman, died Tuesday at Arling- 
ton, VA., according to word received in this city. 

Mrs. Wipperman had been ill for the past several months. Mrs. Wipperman and her hus- 
band came to Hankinson in 1900 where he was engaged in business. In 1931 they left for 
Arlington, VA., to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Budge, where they have since 
resided. Funeral services and burial were held at Arlington. 

Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Waggoner of Huron, SD., and Mrs. 
Budge, of Arlington. ********** January 27, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. M. ANDRESEN 
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Magdaline Andresen, were held at the Swedish Lutheran 
Church, west of Rosholt, Wednesday. Mrs. Andresen, mother of Hans Anderson, of south of 
this city, died Jan. 31st. 

Mrs. Andresen, who was bom in Germany in Oct. of 1886, came to America in 1886. 
Nine children survive, Mrs. C. J. Ivers , Storm Lake, lA. ; Henry, Ogema, MN.; John, Detroit 
Lakes; William, Fairmount; Carl, of Rosholt; Mrs. Grove Fisk, Patlatch, ID.; Hans, of Hank- 
inson; Rolland and Mrs. Ekstrom, at home. 

********** February 3, 1944 

ATTENDING FUNERAL 
Miss Geraldine Freeman, teacher in the local school, left Wednesday for her home in 
Sargent County, because of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Philip Freeman, of Veblen, 
who passed away of a heart attack Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Friday. 

********** February 3, 1944 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR THOS . H. SCHRAMM 
Funeral services were conducted in Hankinson Tuesday morning for Thomas H. Schramm, 
58, who died Friday at the Veteran's Hospital where he had been a patient since Oct. 1st. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fr. 0. L. Muni, 0. M. I., at St. Philip's 
Church. Eberhard Post of the American Legion accorded military honors to their departed 
comrade. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Thomas Schramm was bom July 1st, 1885, at Lakefield, MN., and when he grew to manhood 
he entered the employ of the Soo Line from which he retired because of ill health two years 
ago. He enlisted at Ft. Snelling for service in World War I, and served overseas with 
Company E. Transportation Corps, 21st Engineers and Company P., of the 58th Engineers. He 
was discharged as a Sergeant in Sept. of 1919. 

Surviving are his son, Lieut, (jg) Thomas E., in the Pacific War Zone; a daughter, Mrs. 
Cleotha Linneman, of Seattle, WA. ; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Schramm, 
Fairmount; 3 brother, John, of Chicago; Chas, of Minneapolis and Daniel, of Manitowoe, 
WI.; and three sisters. Sister M. Cleotha, OSP, of Hastings, MN. ; Sister M. Irene, OSP, of 
Robbinsdale, MN.; and Mrs. I. A. Smith, of Fairmount. 

********** February 10, 1944 

FORMER MANTADOR MAN DIED IN WALLACE, ID. 
Word came of the death of Ed Smart, a former resident of Mantador, at Wallace, Idaho. 
Interment was made at that place. 

********** February 10, 1944 

W. F. TRITCHLER DIED TODAY 
Death Came Suddenly This (Thursday) Afternoon 
Wm. F. Tritchler, proprietor of the Hankinson Variety Store, died this (Thursday) 
afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock, after a few hours of illness. Several months ago Mr. 
Tritchler suffered a stroke, and his health had to be guarded carefully since, although 
he had apparently fully recovered. 

Mr. Tritchler purchased the Variety Store from Ed Ronglin in 1936, since which time 
he has conducted" a growing business in our city. Previous to coming here he had been a 
traveling man for a wholesale shoe company. 

Mr. Tritchler was the secretary of our Commercial Cli±i and took an active part in 
promoting programs for the betterment of Hankinson. His wife and one daughter survive. 
A complete obituary will be pi±>lished next week. 

********** February 10, 1944 

SISTER PASSED AWAY 
E. W. Allen, of this city, received word Sunday that his only sister, Mrs. H. A. Van 
Eps, of Moorland, lA., passed away that day in Ft. Dodge, lA. Deceased was 66 years old 
and leaves to mourn her loss her husband, three daughters and two sons, one in the Navy. 
Mr. Allen was unable to attend the funeral. 

********** February 17, 1944 



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NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Friends here heard the news that Nick Weiss, 70, pioneer blacksmith 
of Roberts County, died from a heart attack Sunday week. He had gone fishing to Lake Trav- 
erse and on his return the auto became stalled and in attempting to push the car he collap- 
sed. After being placed in the car he died. 

********** February 17, 1944 

SISTER OF MRS. RENGSTORF OF GREAT BEND, DIED 
Mrs. J. Rengstorf of Great Bend, received word Tuesday from Linn, KS . , telling that 
her sister, Hilda Biel, passed away that day. Mrs. Rengstorf left Wednesday morning for 
Kansas to attend the funeral which will be held Friday. 

********** February 24, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Arnold Becker, Mrs. John Hipp and Anna M. Hammers chmidt attended the funeral of 
Sgt. Ben H. Bernard, Jr., at Wahpeton. The soldier was killed at Marshall Field, CA. 

********** February 24, 1944 

FORMER SOUTH OF TOWN RESIDENT DIED 
Belated report to The NEWS tells that Wm. A. Schoemaker, who resided with his father 
south of town about thirty years ago, died on Jan. 21st, at Hazelton, lA. Mr. Schoemaker 

still owns land south of Hankinson. 

********** February 24, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. J. BECHTEL 

Death Occurred Monday at Hospital After Long Illness 

The Angel of Death called one of Great Bend's prominent women home early Monday evening, 

when Mrs. J. J. Bechtel (nee Elsie Womer) passed away after several months illness. Expert 

medical service at Rochester, MN., and St. Francis Hospital had failed to effect her return 

to health and since Christmas time she had been bedridden. 

Funeral services will be held Satiirday afternoon at the Evangelical Church in Great 

Bend. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 

Mrs. J. Bechtel was bom June 18, 1887, in Richland County, ND., near Great Bend. On 

Sept. IBth, 1911, -she was married to Joshua Bechtel, and this union was blessd with three 

sons and one daughter. Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband; Orville, at the 

Great Lakes Naval Station; Gordon, with the Army Air Corps in New York, and Melvin, and one 

daughter, Jewell, at home; also a step-daughter, Mrs. James Vawter, of Seattle, WA.; two 

brothers, Philip Worner, of near Great Bend, and Alfred Womer, of Fargo; half sister and 

brother, Mrs. Geo. Heidner and Adolph Womer; two step brothers and a step sister, Omie 

Laboda, of Minneapolis, and Robert Laboda and Mrs. Arlo Pratt, of Great Bend. 

********** February 24, 1944 

ART KEENAN DIED FIGHTING BLAZE 

Arthur Keenan, of near Wyndmere, passed away Saturday apparently of heart failure. 

The brooder house at the Keenan home caught fire and Mr. Keenan was carrying water to put 

out the blaze when he collapsed. 

Mrs. Gilbert Stoltenow and Ralph Keenan of the Great Bend community were notified of 

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the death of their father Saturday afternoon. 

The fire destroyed the brooder house and 500 chicks . 

********** March 2, 1944 

MBS. WM. HOEFS DIED SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Hoefs, who passed away rather suddenly last Saturday, 
Feb. 26th, were held yesterday at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church here. The ser- 
vice was in charge of Rev. G. C. Michael, who preached the English sermon, and of Rev. J. 
Rengstorf of Great Bend, who delivered the German sermon. Mrs. Hoefs had been a member of 
Pastor Rengstorf s congregation at Great Bend for many years. Committal was in the Lutheran 
Cemetery north of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Hoefs was baptized Emelie, daughter of William Dumke and Bertha, nee Brummond, 
shortly after her birth, Jime 23, 1875, in Pommerania, Germany. She was the eldest child 
in the family. With her parents she came to this country at the age of two and lived with 
them for a short time in the neighboring state of Minnesota, moving from there to the Great 
Bend territory. There she was confirmed by Pastor T. Hinck. 

In 1895 whe was united in matrimony to William Hoefs, who survives to mourn her pass- 
ing. This union was blessed witli one daughter, Mrs. John F. Krause, Hankinson, and one son, 
Rudolph, of Great Bend. In addition to these mourners there are four grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren, as well as two brothers, Robert of Belford Township and William 
of Brandenbijrg Township. 

Mrs. Hoefs reached an age of 68 years, 8 months and 3 days. 

********** March 2, 1944 

GUST OLSON DIED IN FLORIDA 
Retired Soo Line Employee Served 41 Years 

The following article from a Dunedin, Florida paper was mailed to The NEWS by Jewelle 
Olson Howell, and tells of the death of our former citizen: 

"Gust Olson, 71, died Sunday noon, following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Olson retired 
in 1937 from the Soo Line Railroad in Hankinson, as engineer where he served for 41 years. 
He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Enderlin, member of the Dunedin Masonic Lodge, 92; 
and an associate patron of the Dvmedin Order of Eastern Star, 132. He also served on the 
aircraft warning services here . 

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Inman Howell, of Dunedin; two brothers, Christ 
Olson, of Seattle, WA., and Martin Olson, of Geneseo, ND.; two grandchildren, Jerry and 
Judy Howell, of Dvinedin. 

Funeral services were held at the Moss Chapel Wednesday with the Rev. W. Charles Mall- 
ory, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, officiating. Interment was made 
in the Dunedin Cemetery, where a grave service was conducted by the Masonic Lodge." 

********** March 2 , 1944 

E. 0. YOUNGBERG FUNERAL HELD 
Erick 0. Youngberg, pioneer farmer of the State Line community passed away at his home 
Febrviary 26th, at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 25 days. 

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Mr. Youngberg was born in Sweden, September 1st, 1850, immigrating to the United 
States when a young man. He came to Roberts County, SD. , where he took up a homestead 
near the North Dakota line . 

Funeral services were held today at the local church, the Wipperman Funeral Home being 
in charge of arrangements . 

Seven daughters and three sons survive; Mrs. Otto Havren, Kensington, MN.; Mrs. Chester 
Johanson, Wheaton, MN.; Mrs. Ray Dillingham, Ellendale, ND.; Mrs. Thomas H. Winters, Minnea- 
polis, MN.; Myrtle Youngberg, New Effington, SD.; Mrs. Walter Wolff, Monroe, NC. , Irene 
Yoimgberg, Kansas City, MO.; Henry and Harold Youngberg, New Effington, SD., and Clarence 



Youngberg, Page, ND. ********** 



March 2, 1944 



NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stovem of Sioux Falls arrived here Wednesday of 

last week. They attended the funeral of Mrs. Hexom, in Rosholt. Mrs. Hexom was an aunt of 
Lloyd's. Mr. and Mrs. Stovem returned to Sioux Falls Thursday evening. 

********** March 2, 1944 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIES THURSDAY 
Charles J. Nemetz, 57, died Thursday night in his home following a two months illness. 
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Episcopal Church, Rev. Scoville, offici- 
ating. Mr. Nemetz was born in Spirille, lA., in 1877. When he was 21 years old he came to 
Lidgerwood, where he worked for J. A. Kotchian, later going into his own business at Cay- 
uga, ND. After several years he sold his mercantile business and moved back to Lidgerwood 
where he lived until his death. 

********** March 2, 1944 

THOMAS EGAN OF TYLER DIES 
Funeral services were held for Thomas Egan, of Tyler, at the St. John's Church in Wah- 
peton Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. F. A. Meyer officiating. 

Thomas Egan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Egan, was born in Washara County, WI , on Jan. 
20, 1850. He was married to Miss Mary Tripp in the St. John's Catholic Church in Berlin, 
WI., on Feb. 17th, 1890. Two years later they moved to Tyler, ND., where he engaged in farm- 
ing. He had lived in Tyler the past 52 years. Mr. and Mrs. Egan had just passed their 54th 
Wedding Anniversary. ********** Ma^ch 2, 1944 

ATTENDING FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kiedel left on Monday for Perham, MN., to attend the funeral of a nep- 
hew, Michael Keidel, 10 years, who died after being hurt in the back by a swing some months 
ago. The lad died Sunday, the funeral being held Wednesday. 

********** March 2, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Max Wipperman, Jr., Mrs. S. J. Backer and Mrs. Selmer Ness, of Mooreton, autoed 
to Fargo Saturday, where Mrs. Wipperman attended the fxoneral of a friend, Mrs. Oliver Poole, 
which was held Saturday. ********** March 9, 1944 

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FATHER HEPPERLE DIED AT ST. CLOUD 

Rev. George Hepperle, diamond jubilarian of 1940, died Friday morning at the St. Cloud 
Hospital. He was approaching his 93rd birthday, being born March 12, 1851, at Schalklingen 
in Wurttemberg. 

The missionary activities of Rev. Hepperle included pastoral service for Jamestown, 
Dakota Territory, with missions in Hankinson, Wahpeton, Lidgerwood, Mooreton, Mantador in 
North Dakota, as well as in other northwest states. 

The deceased jubilarian was a loyal alumnus of St. John's. His death marks the passing 
of another pioneer who gave his life for the building of the northwest . 

Funeral services were held March 7th, the solemn pontifical Mass beginning at 10 o'clock 
was offered by the Most Rev. Bishop William O. Brady, of Sioux Falls, and burial was made in 
the Abbey Cemetery. 

********** March 9, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Hasgen Eggen, of Glenevis, Canada, died in Edmonton at the age of 
83 years. He formerly resided in this community. 

********** March 9, 1944 

SOLDIER L. BROZ DIED IN GEORGIA 
A message was received by Joe Broz, residing south of town today, stating that his 
nephew, Pvt. Lawrence Broz, who was in an Army Camp at Fort Benning , GA. , had passed away 
in the hospital there. No details were given. 

Funeral services are to be held in Hankinson with the arrangements in charge of the 
Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** March 16, 1944 

LT. T. W. MOORE KILLED IN ACTION 

Word was received Wednesday morning that Lt. T. W. Moore, Jr., had been " killed in 
action March 3 " in the Burma war theater. 

Lt. Moore was the husband of the former Margaret Brinkman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

L. J. Brinkman, of this city. Following memorial services, which are to be held in Chicago, 

Mrs . Moore is expected to arrive home . 

********** March 15, 1944 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR SISTER MILDREDIS 

Funeral services were conducted at the Academy Chapel Saturday morning for Sister 

Mildredis, who passed away at Niagara Falls, Ont., at the age of 69 years. 

Fr. Bierens conducted the services, and burial services were held at the Sister's 

Cemetery, the Wipperman Funeral Home being in charge of arrangements. 

********** March 16, 1944 



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MRS. W. J. MEDENWALDT FUNERAL SUNDAY 
Death Came Today, After A Long Illness 
Mrs. W. J. Medenwaldt passed away at the local hospital this morning (Thursday) at 
6 o'clock, death following several months' illness during which she received specialized 
treatment at Rochester in an attempt to rejuvenate her failing health. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 19th, at the Lutheran Church, of which she 
was a member. Rev. G. C. Michael conducting the services. 

Alvina Medenwaldt was bom to Mr. and Mrs. August Hoefs in Brcindenburg Township on Sept. 
6th, 1882, and was 61 years old at the time of her death. On Feb. 22nd, 1897, she was united 
in marriage to W. J. Medenwaldt in Brandenburg Township, Rev. Hinck officiating. To this 
union seven children were bom, three preceding her in death. 

Surviving are her husband and one son, Rudolph, and three daughters, Ema, Tillie and 
Esther; also two sisters, Mrs. Gust Muehler, and Mrs. Tillie Roth, of Hankinson, three bro- 
thers, Albert Hoefs, of Chicago, Robert Hoefs, of Milwaiakee and Rud. H. Hoefs of Hankinson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Medenwaldt farmed in Moran Township until 1935 when they moved to Hankinson 
where they have since made their home . 

********** March 16, 1944 

99 YEAR VICTOR WOMAN IS DEAD 
Mrs. Ingeborg Berger, died on Monday evening at the age of 99 years at her home near 
Victor. Mrs. Berger came to America sixty years ago, from Norway, and was one of the oldest 
pioneer women of the community. 

Funeral services were held at the Walla Church, Rev. Benson conducting the services. 
Fvmeral arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** March 23, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR SOLDIER HELD NEAR HAMMER 
Funeral services for Pvt. Lawrence Broz were held in the Lutheran Church north of Hammer 
Wednesday, Rev. Dreyer, of New Effington, officiating. 

Pvt. Broz, who was 36 years old, died of a heart attack at Ft. Benning, GA. The Amer- 
ican Legion of New. Effington and a squad of soldiers on furlough conducted military honors 

for their departed comrade. *4,^.j.j.^^^^^ ^-,^ ,„^« 

f ********** March 23, 1944 

MRS. FRED SONNESTUHL PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Fred Sonnenstuhl, who has made her home with Ruth Morris, south of town, the past 

ten weeks, passed away early Wednesday morning. She was 86 years old and formerly resided 

at Lidgerwood. The body was removed to the Walby Funeral Parlors at Lidgerwood. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at St. John's Church in Lidgerwood, 

Rev. Graf conducting the services. 

********** March 23, 1944 

KRIST KJELSTRUP DIED ON COAST 

Word has been received here telling that Krist Kjelstrup, for about 30 years engaged 

in the banking business at Underwood, ND., died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He had gone there 

only recently to visit a daughter. 

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Word of Mr. Kjelstrup's death was received in Hankinson Wednesday by Mrs. Clara Kjel- 
strup. First report of Mr. Kjelstrup's death appeared in Tuesday's Fargo Forum, the report 
being declared an error Wednesday. Death however, occurred Wednesday. Christ Kjelstrup 
was well known in Hankinson where he often visited his brother, the late Ame Kjelstrup, 
pioneer merchant of Hankinson . 

********** March 23, 1944 

MANTADOR LADY'S FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY 

Mrs. Peter Thiel passed away very suddenly Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her Manta- 
dor home. She had been steadily improving in health since her return from the hospital 
recently, and her demise came as a shock to all. 

Funeral services were held at Mantador Tuesday morning. Rev. Fr. Thiel read the Requ- 
iem High Mass for his mother and Fr. Simeon, a close friend of the family, preached the sermon. 

********** March 23, 1944 

SAD NEWS RECEIVED 

GREAT BEND. Mr. and Mrs. Gust Berndt received word that Mrs. Byron Weiss and infant 

passed away at her home in Kansas City, MO. Fiineral services will be held in that city. Mr. 
Bryon Weiss is a son of Robert Weiss and were formerly residents of Great Bend, moving from 
here to Sheldon, ND. ********** March 23, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. THEO. KAHELLEK 

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. A. Reinke and daughter, Mary Theresa and Mrs. E. Ambach, attended 
the ftineral services held for their aunt, Mrs. Theo. Kahellek at Breckenridge , Thursday. 

Mrs. Kahellek was the owner and operator of a hotel at Kenmare . She is survived by a 
brother in New York, a daughter at Kenmare and three grandchildren, also by one sister, 
Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach, of Hankinson, and one brother, Theo Manikowski, of Breckenridge. 

********** March 23, 1944 

JULIUS BRUMMOND FUNERAL WEDNESDAY 
Pioneer of Richland County Died March 26th 

Funeral services were held at the Evangelical S Reformed Church Wednesday for Julius 
Brumraond, pioneer homesteader of Richland County, Rev. A. A. Graf conducting the services. 
He was 85 years old. 

In 1877 he immigrated to America from Germany and first settled at Mankato, MN., where 
he was married to Augusta Krause, To this union eight children were bom. In 1886 the family 
came to Richland County, first to Mooreton. In 1887 he filed on a homestead adjoining the 
city of Hankinson. 

In 1890 the Evangelical Church was organized in Hankinson and he was one of the charter 
members. His wife preceded him in death in 1906. He was vinited in marriage to Amelia Griep- 
entrog in 1908 and has since lived in retirement in Hankinson. 

Surviving are three sons and three daughters: Frank, of Herried, SD. , John and Herman, 
of Hankinson, Mrs. Amanda Baribeau, of Brainerd, MN., Mrs. Minnie Thorson, of Aberdeen, SD., 
and Mrs. Adelia Tucker, of Minneapolis. His wife preceded him in death. Many other near 
relatives survive to mourn. ********** March 30, 1944 

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MRS. HANS ERNST OBITUARY 
Taught School South of Hankinson One Year 
Viola Lucille Du Bois was born on July 4th, 1902, at Wanda, MN., daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Geo. W. Du Bois, now of St. Paul, former residents of Kensal, ND. At the age of eight 
she went to Kensal, with her parents, attending the piiblic schools there, graduating in 1921. 
She attended summer school at Valley City and taught for a period of five years , one year 
south of Hankinson and four years at Kensal . 

In 1925 she was united in marriage to Hans R. Ernst, of Minneapolis, formerly of Hank- 
inson, to which union one child, Joyce Lenore , was born. After a long illness she passed 
away at the Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis Thursday, March 23rd, 1944. 

She leaves to mourn: her husband, Hans, and daughter, Joyce, of Minneapolis; her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Du Bois, Sr., of 967 Selby Ave., St. Paul; one sister, Mrs. Franklin 
Fish, of Lucca, ND., two brothers, Garfield, of Ohio and Geo. Du Bois, Jr., of St. Paul. 
Interment was at Lakewood Cemetery , Minneapolis . 

********** March 30, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR INFANT HELD WEDNESDAY 
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for the 10 day old daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Elmer Meide, who passed away Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital. Father G. C. Bierens 
conducted the services at St. Philip's Church here. 

********** April 6, 1944 

Mrs. Wm. Reiman and her father, Wm. Klar, left Monday for Herman, MN . , to attend the 

funeral of an aunt of Mrs. Reiman. 

* ********* April 6, 1944 

DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. RALPH TOLO DIED 
The three year old daughter, Carol Rae , of Chief Petty Officer Ralph and Mrs. Tolo, 
passed away Friday morning in Bismarck. Mr. Tolo is in charge of Naval Recruiting Station 
at Bismarck and a former teacher in the Hankinson Public Schools. He has one infant, three 
years old, which survives. ********** April 13, 1944 

MRS. KEMPKE DIED THURSDAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday at St. John's Church 
Mrs. Herman Kempke died today (Thursday) at the home of her son, Robert H. Bladow. 
Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at the St. John's Lutheran Church in 
Belford. Rev. Cordts will conduct the services. 

Mrs . Kempke was over eighty years old and was a pioneer of Richland County . Following 
the death of her husband she moved to Hankinson to make her home. She had been in ill 
health for two years. An obituary will be available for publication in next week's NEWS. 

********** April 13, 1944 

BROTHER OF J. P. P. TULLOCH DIED IN MASSACHUSETTS 
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. P. Tulloch received word on Monday morning that Mr. Tulloch's bro- 
ther, John Tulloch, of Dedham, MA., had passed away very suddenly. 

********** April 13, 1944 

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TO LUVERNE 
Miss Agnes LaFrenz left Satvirday for LuVerne, MN., to attend the funeral of a brother- 
in-law. She will remain there a few days. 

********** April 13, 1944 

STILES. Final rites were held Monday at the St. Boniface Church for Alois Gauckler. 

********** April 20, 1944 

CARD OF THANKS 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who assisted and consoled us follow- 
ing the death of our mother and sister, Augusta Kampke. Especially do we thank the Ladies' 
Aid, Rev. Cordts and Rev. Wians, and those who sent floral offerings. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Bladow and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bladow 
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Bladow, Mrs. Herman 
Prochnow and Mrs. Wm. Wurl. 

********** April 20, 1944 

MRS. JOHN G. BAUCH DIED IN THIS CITY TUESDAY 
Mrs. John G. Bauch, of Geneseo, passed away at the local hospital Tuesday, where she 
had been receiving treatment intermittently for the past eighteen months . The lady was 
42 years old and had lost her sight because of illness . Her husband and five children 
survive, one son being in the Navy. 

Misfortune struck steadily in her (the Nogowski) family. Her sister, niece and hus- 
band drowned in Lake Tewaiikon last July; a brother was killed when he fell from a windmill, 
and another brother was severely wounded in the first World War, and has spent much of the 
past 25 years in the government hospitals. 

********** April 27, 1944 

RETURN FROM FUNERAL 
GREAT BEND... Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Stoltenow and Lee motored to Wahpeton S\mday to visit 
the latter' s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Osbom. The Osborns had just returned from Indiana 
where they were called on account of the death of Mr. Osbom 's mother. 

********** April 27, 1944 

SAD NEWS 

GREAT BEND Mrs. Bertha Beling has received word that her grandson, Wilbur Birdsall 

was killed in an airplane accident somewhere overseas. 

********** April 27, 1944 

BROTHER PASSED AWAY 
Mr. and Mrs. j. p. p. Tulloch received word last week that Mrs. Tulloch's brother, 
William Patterson, had passed away in March at Edinburgh, Scotland, after a long illness. 

********** May 4, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN J. PIETZ 
Passed Away Wednesday Following Short Illness 
Funeral services for John James Pietz, pioneer resident of Hankinson, former alderman 
and chief of police and life long member of the fire department, were held Wednesday mom- 

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ing at St. Philip's Church, Fr. Jos. F. Kucharski officiating, before sorrowing relatives 
and friends who came to pay their last earthly respects to a pioneer citizen. 

Attending in mass were members of the Hankinson Fire Department, in which he had served 
courageously and faithfully since 1898. Stores in the city closed as a mark of respect, dur- 
ing the services. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

John James Pietz passed away on Wednesday, April 30th, after a three day illness at the 
age of 65, in St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. He was the son of Bernard Pietz and wife 
(nee Kathryn Wagner.) He was bom at St. James, MN. , on Aug. 27th, 1878. In 1880 he moved 
wtih his parents, to Bamesville, MN., and a few years later moved to Elizabeth, MN. 

In 1883 with his parents, he came to Wahpeton and in 1887 came to Hankinson, where he 
has lived since, and where he has followed his occupation as a painter contractor and insur- 
ance. In 1901 he was married to Mary Heise Kriesel and to this union three children, B. Dud- 
ley, of Hankinson, Mrs. Adolph Soross, of Valley City and Corp, John J. Peitz, of the U. S. 
Army, stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, were bom. Two step- children, Elsie Kriesel, of 
Hankinson and Edward Kriesel, of Wahpeton, were members of his family. 

Mr. Pietz served the city as alderman, chief of police and belonged to the Hankinson 
Volunteer Fire Department for 44 years, being one of their most active members. He served 
three years as chief of the department. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, one daughter, two sons, two step- daughters 
and the following brothers and sisters, Frank Pietz, of Hankinson, Mrs. Helen Furweder, 
McAllen, TX, Mrs. Katherine Green, Minneapolis, Mrs. Roy Diamond, Detroit Lakes, MN., Miss 
Theresa Pietz, Philadelphia, PA., Phillip Pietz, Detroit Lakes, Agnes Pietz, Washington, DC, 
and Leo Pietz, Aberdeen, SD. 

Pallbearers at the funeral were all former chiefs of the fire department, Chas . Vedder, 
Frank LaQua, Fred Kath, Fred Womer, Wm. Macheel and Richard Zander. 

Fireman attending in a body were R. H. Hoefs, Dan Jones, H. M. Jones, A. Ernst, H. Falk, 
H. G. Womer, Theo. Bladow, Herman Wendt, Oscar Krause, Fred Gieser, Donald Brandt and Bill 
Zander. ********** j^y 4^ 1944 

MES. LAWRENCE LARSON DIED AT WEBSTER 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . Mrs . Lawrence Larson passed away on Sunday evening at the Peabody 
Hospital in Webster after a short illness. Mrs. Larson was 26 years old. 

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Helmer and Savrin Pederson left Sunday for Stanley, ND., to attend the funeral of their 

late brother, John P. Parkham, who was 83 years old at the time of his death. 

********** j^y 4^ 1944 

LITTLE CHILD PASSED AWAY IN FARGO HOSPITAL 
Mrs. Ed Smith returned to her parent's home here Wednesday from the St. John's Hospital 
in Fargo, where she had been the past five weeks. Her six day old daughter, Sharon Marie, 
passed away at the hospital last Thursday. 

********** May 11 1944 

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ATTEND MUEHLBERG FUNERAL 
MANTADOR. . . .Mrs . C. J. Peterson and Norma attended the funeral services, in Barney, 
for Mrs. Clara Muehlberg on Saturday. 

********** May 11, 1944 

ARCHIE PAYNE WAS KILLED 
Last Message Reported Soldier as Missing 
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne have received word from the VJar Department that their son, 
Sgt. Archie Payne was killed in action on Nov. 27th, according to a letter received by the 
NEWS from his parents, who are now in Minneapolis. 

Sgt. Payne was operator of the White Eagle Service Station here and was enlisted in the 
the Army about eighteen months ago. He received training in the Air Force in Florida and 
later moved to near New York from where he was sent overseas. 

No details concerning the hero's death has been received by the relatives. 

********** May 18, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. DIFFERDING 
Passed Away Wednesday After A Short Illness 

Mrs. Peter Differding passed away Wednesday morning at her home following a stroke 
which she suffered Monday night. The deceased never regained consciousness following the 
attack. 

Ftineral services will be held on Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church, 
Fr. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

Sophia Grob was bom on Jvily 1st, 1899, at Hendrum, MN., and in 1900 came to Great Bend 
and later to Hankinson. In 1912, the family moved to a farm in Brightwood Township. She 
was united in marriage to Peter Differding in November, 1917, and to this union seven sons 
and seven daughters were bom. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband, her mother, Mrs. Emelia Grob; seven sons: 
Sylvester, Francis, Benjamin, Adolph, Jerome, Charles and Peter; seven daughters: Mrs. Severt 
Ostby, Georgiana, Florence, Mary, Patricia, Deloris and Sophia; also two brothers, Albert 
Grob, of Hankinson and Henry Grob, of Seattle; two sisters: Emma Grob and Mrs. Sater Hagen. 

********** May 18, 1944 

LITTLE CHILD PASSED AWAY 
Funeral services were held at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 1:45 and at the Lutheran 
Chvurch at 2 o'clock today for Erma, six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Medenwaldt, 
who died at the St. Francis Hospital following a very short illness. 
The child was born on Dec. 27th. 

********** May 18, 1944 

FRANK MITZEL DIED 
GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Ed Loll, of Great Bend, received word from Yakima, WA. , 
telling of the death Tuesday morning, of Frank Mitzel. Mr. Mitzel is a brother-in-law 
to Mr. Loll and a former resident here. 

********** May 18, 1944 

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CHILD PASSED AWAY 
The fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hertmierling of Ellendale, ND., 
passed away at her home Tuesday morning. The child is a niece of Mrs. Frank Bommersbach 
of this city, who plans to attend the funeral. 

********** May 25, 1944 

JEROME FISCHER PASSED AWAY AT GRAFTON, N. D. 
Word has been received here by relatives that Jerome Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Fischer, of Roslyn, SD., passed away at Grafton, ND., Wednesday. Burial was made at Grafton. 

********** June 1, 1944 

MOTHER PASSED AWAY 
Rev. and Mrs. Rengstorf received word from O'Dell, NE., Saturday that the former's 
mother had passed away. Rev. and Mrs. Rengstorf left Sunday to attend the ftmeral which 
was held Tuesday in Kansas. ********** j^^ 1^ I944 

MRS. FRED SCHUETT DIED FROM HEART ATTACK 
Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Fred Schuett, of Lidger- 
wood, who passed away at her home on Saturday after suffering a heart attack. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mrs. George Schuett, Miss Marie Schiltz, Mrs. 
John Linehan and Marion Studnicka from Hankinson attended the funeral services. 

********** June 8, 1944 

PIONEER BELFORD WOMAN DIED 
Fimeral Will Be Held Sunday at Belford Church 
Mrs. Wilhelmina Pankow, pioneer mother of Richland County passed away at the home of 
her son, August Pankow in Belford Township Wednesday. 

Funeral services will be held at the Belford Luthern Church Sunday at 2 o'clock. Rev. 
Cordts conducting the services. Burial will be made beside her husband who preceded her in 
death, in the Belford Cemetery. 

Wilhelmina Pankow Dreyer was born Dec. 22, 1855, in Dozphagen, Pommerania, Germany. In 
1866 she came to the United States, making the trip across the Atlantic in a sail boat, forty 
days being required to make the trip. The imigrants first settled at Kirchhayn, WI . On 
April 17, 1874, she was united in marriage to John Pankow. In the spring of 1889 she came 
to Richland County, taking up a homestead in Belford Township. Her husband preceded her in 
death in 1894. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are seven children: Mrs. Albert Medenwaldt, Henry, of 
Mc Clousky, ND., William, Fred, August and Ida, of Hankinson and Mrs. Frank Medenwaldt, 34 
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren survive. 

********** June 8, 1944 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 
Memorial services, attended by lodges, the Legion and Auxiliary, and hundred of mourn- 
ing friends and relatives, were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational Church for Sgt. 
Archie R. Payne, who was killed in action, last heard from in North Africa. 

Sgt. Archie Robert Payne was born in Minneapolis, Jan. 19th, 1908, and moved, with his 

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family to Hankinson in 1920. He was employed by the Soo Railroad until injured in 1928, 
after which he entered business in our city which he operated until called to the Army. 

His basic Army training, starting July, 1942, was in the Air Corps at Sheppard Field, 
TX. From there he was sent to Scott Field, IL., where he received specialized radio train- 
ing. From there he went to Mac Dill Field, Florida, and later to eastern flying fields and 
then overseas, and on November 27th, was reported missing on a troop ship in the Mediterr- 
anean. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Payne, of 
Minneapolis, four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Schlener, of San Francisco, Mrs. Willard Bohn, of 
Minneapolis, Mrs. Andrew Jarski, of Mantador, Mrs. John White, of Hankinson, and one brother, 

Floyd Payne of San Francisco. 

********** June 22, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. JOHN KRAUSE SUNDAY 
The community was grieved to learn that Mrs. John Krause had passed away at St. Mary's 
Hospital in Wahpeton, Jvme 28th. She had received surgical treatment at the Rochester, MN., 
Hospital three weeks previously. 

Ida Witt was bom in Belford Township to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Witt, Nov. 27th, 1888, where 
she grew to womanhood. On June 20th, 1926, she was united in marriage to John Krause. 

Funeral services will be held on Simday at 1:30 from the house and at St. John's Church 
in Belford at 2 o'clock. Rev. Cordts will officiate. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, John Krause; her mother, Mrs. Carl Witt, 
her sisters, Wilhelmina, Mrs. Lillian Keenan, Mrs. D. S. Mcllwain and brother, Henry Witt, 
of Wahpeton, Chas, of Belford and a sister, Mrs. Arnold Mitzel, of Yakima, WA. 

********** June 29, 1944 

JACOB BROZ DIED SUNDAY 
Jacob Broz, resident of the New Effington community, died Sunday morning in a Breck- 
enridge Hospital. The funeral services were held Wednesday. 

********** Jvme 29, 1944 

MRS. BERGQUIST DIED 
Mrs. Tillie Bergqiiist passed away Saturday evening at the Sisseton Hospital where she 
had been a patient. She had been cared for by Mrs. Nels Stovem. Fxineral was held at the 
Walla Church. ********** jung 29, 1944 

LT. CHAS. GRAWE DIED IN SERVICE 
Crash of Bomber in Kansas Resiilted in Death 
FUNERAL WAS HELD AT PLENTYWOOD, MONT. 
Lt. Chas. F. Grawe, 28, was one of three men killed in the crash of a four engined 
bomber in a thunderstorm near Conway Springs, KS., last Thursday. This was the word rec- 
eived by his father in Hankinson Friday afternoon. Lt. Grawe was with the 21st ferrying 
group of an air transprt command and had made two trips to Australia. 

Lt. Grawe was bom Oct. 11, 1915, at Plentywood, MT. His family moved to Hankinson 
where he attended Hcinkinson High School. Following his graduation he went to San Francisco 
in 1936 where he resided with a sister, Mrs. Herb Neal. He was employed by a drug company 

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before entering the service. 

He enlisted in the fall of 1941 and was commissioned at a base in California in the 
fall of 1942. 

He leaves his father, two sisters, Mrs. Neal and Miss Charlotte Grawe, a student at 
the Univ. of Montana, and a brother. Ensign Frederick W. Grawe, at San Diego, CA. Fimeral 
services were held at Plentywood and burial was beside his mother, who preceded him in death. 

********** July 6, 1944 

PIONEER MOTHER LAID TO REST 
Funeral Held July 6th at Their Home Church 

Mrs. Frank Novak, pioneer mother, of Roberts County, passed away on July 3rd, follow- 
ing a long illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dreyer today at the home and 
burial was made in the Bohemian Cemetery near New Effington. 

Mary Novak was bom June 24th, 1860, in Budulis, Bohemia. At the age of 22 she came 
to the United States. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Frank Novak. This union was 
blessed with eight children. 

The deceased was a pioneer of Roberts County, having settled on a homestead there in 
1893. Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband: two sons, Frank, Jr., and James; 
and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Danek and Vlasta Ellingsen and Sister Veronica Scheleny, 
of Lidgerwood. ********** July 6, 1944 

GREAT BEND MAN DIED JUNE 30 

Citizens of this community were very sorely grieved Friday to learn of the death of 
Paul Boelke which had occurred at 7 o'clock that morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Wahpeton 
after a few months' illness. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. J. 
Rengstorf and Rev. Dreyer delivering the sermons to a church filled with mourners who came 
to pay their last respects. 

Pain Boelke was bom June 23, 1874 at Mayville, WI . He reached the age of 70 years 
and 7 days. His early days he spent on his farm three miles south of Great Bend. The last 
years he lived in Great Bend. Active in the welfare of the community until a year ago, 
he was alderman in the village and which position he held for many years. 

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mike Kinn, Mrs. Otto Stein and Mrs. Emil Koppel- 
man; two brothers, Emil and Arnold, of Kent, WA.; and two stepchildren, Mrs. Paul Bohn and 
Theodore Sedler. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. 

Active pallbearers were nephews, Leo Kinn, Elroy Koppelman, Harold Stein, Elroy Boelke, 

Charles Gutzmer, Lloyd Loll. Honorary pallbearers were: Vernon Forbes, Anton Schiller, 

H. A. Dieke, Henry Bladow, Chas . Trittin and Otto Strege. 

********** July g^ 1944 

DEAIH REPORTED 
Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Mrs. M. Burton, mother of 
Mrs. Kay Zander. She passed away July 8th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zander in Minneapolis. 

********** j^ly 12, 19444 

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RITES HELD FOR BOMBER PILOT IN PLENTYWOOD 

PLENTYWOOD, MT Military rites were held here Thursday morning at St. Joseph's 

Church for First Lieutenant Charles P. Grawe , who was killed in a bomber crash in Kansas. 

Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Fr. E. V. Gergen. The American Legion Post 
members particiapted. Relatives here for the funeral included the youtn's father, Fred 
Grawe, of Hankinson, ND. , a brother: Ensign Fred W. Grawe, of San Diego, CA. , and Miss 
Charlotte Grawe, a sister of Kalispell, MT. 

First Lieutenant Joseph Wadsworth, of Strather Field, Winfield, KS., accompanied the 

body as a Guard of Honor. ********** ,-,■,,•,„.. 

********** July 13 , 1944 

SCHUSTERS ATTEND FATHER'S FUNERAL 
Henry J. Schuster, former resident of Hankinson, now of Vancouver, WA. , and his bro- 
ther, Frank Schuster, of Aberdeen, WA. , visited here Thursday, enroute to their home from 
Fulda, MN., where they attended the funeral of their father. They were visitors with the 
former's father-in-law, Chas. Hein. 

********** July 20, 1944 

PIONEER RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY. 
John Schiltz Funeral Was Held Monday - Burial in Calvary Cemetery 
John Schiltz passed away at the Providence Hospital here Saturday morning at 3:20 at 
the age of 75 years. Deceased had been in ill health since March. 

Funeral services were held Monday morning, a solemn Requiem High Mass being held at 9 
o'clock with Fr. G. C. Bierens, celebrant officiating; deacon. Rev. Herman Joseph Fister, 
O. S. F.; sub-deacon. Rev. J. Kulzeck. 

Pallbearers were six nephews, Bernard, Lawrence, George, Joseph, Matt Sand, Jr., and 
Florentine Rettig. 

John Schiltz was bom in Luxemberg, August 6th, 1865. He came to this country with 
his parents when 15 years old. He resided in Minneapolis for two years, after which he 
came to Richland Covmty, where he was employed at the R. H. Hankinson farm. In 1890 he 
was united in marriage to Phillipin Rettig and to this union seven children were bom, one 
passing away in infancy. 

John Schiltz was one of our pioneers, having taken up a homestead in Elma Townsip, 
which he developed into a fine property, and where he made his home vintil death. 

He was active in the affairs of his community and church and was a charter member of 
the M. C. 0. F. 

Surviving are his wife and six grown children: Mrs. Susie Kieffer, Matt, Joe, Nick, 
John and Louis, and a sister, Marie Schiltz; also 14 grandchildren. 

********** Jiily 20, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT 
Philip B. Peitz Died in Minneapolis Saturday 
Philip B. Peitz, a resident of Hankinson for the greater part of his life, passed 
away in a Minneapolis Hospital early Saturday morning. Phil, as he was familiarly known 
to his many friends through-out the state entered the clinic in Minneapolis three weeks 

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ago for examination due to ill health resulting from a spinal injury sustained when he 
was a small boy. Ten days previous to his death his condition was announced as critical 
and relatives were summoned to his bedside. With him diiring those last days were his wife, 
his sisters, Mrs. Roy Diamond, of Detroit Lakes, MN.; Teresa of Philadelphia, PA.; Agnes, 
of Washington, DC; and Mrs. Edwin Greene, of Minneapolis and his brother, Leo of Aberdeen, 
SD. 

Phil was graduated from the Hankinson High School and a business college in St. Louis, 
MO. He was employed in banks in Crandall, SD. , and New England, Monango and Forbes, ND. 
Later he traveled widely throughout the state in the employ of the Federal Government. 

Illness aggravated by his early injiiry forced him to discontinue work eight years ago 
and during that time he spent three years in Hankinson and the last three in Detroit Lakes, 
MN. For the year immediately prior to his passing away he was employed by the Lake Hotel 
of Detroit Lakes. 

Despite his constant suffering Phil never complained and his sunny disposition and 
unfailing good nature won for him a host of friends who mourn his untimely passing. Requiem 
High Mass was sung at 10:30 Tuesday morning with Rev. Fr. Bierens officiating. Interment 
was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

A brother, Frank, of Hankinson, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Fulwieder, of McAllen , TX. , 
also survive. Mrs. Fulwieder was unable to attend the funeral services. Other out of 
town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Peschel and Miss Elsie Kriesel, of Wahpeton; 
Mrs. Cecelia Saroos , of Valley City; Mrs. Mildred Farrington of Fergus Falls; Roy Diamond, 
of Detroit Lakes; Marilyn and Mrs. Leo Peitz, of Aberdeen and Mrs. Alice Wanner, of Wimble- 
ton. Out of town friends attending included Mrs. H. A. Rose, of Detroit Lakes, MN. 

Pallbearers were Edmund Green, Leo Brinkman, Frank LaQua, Harry Womer, L. K. Vick 
and T. W. Robey. ********** ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Al Kuemper, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kuemper and Arnold Schnell will leave Friday 
to attend the funeral of Bill Fritz, a brother-in-law, who died Tuesday. (St. Kilian, MN.) 

********** July 27, 1944 

ALFRED WREGE DIED IN HOLLAND, MINN. MONDAY 
Alfred Wrege passed away at Holland, MN., Monday, July 15th, of a heart attack. Deceas- 
ed was born at Lidgerwood, where he was employed in garage work. Surviving are seven child- 
ren. Attending the funeral from here were Arnold V/rege, Mrs. Fred Stack and Mrs. Richard 
Winefeldt. ********** july 27, 1944 

BLACKSMITH DIED 
Jack Rappe, of Lidgerwood, pioneer blacksmith, died Tuesday from a heart attack. 

********** July 27, 1944 

JOSEPH TIX DIED IN FARGO 
Funeral services were held here Wednesday at St. Philip's Church for Joseph Tix, who 
passed away suddenly at Fargo while he was working at the N. D. A. C. Services were con- 
ducted by Rev. G. C. Bierens. 

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Joseph Franklin Tix was born at Bancroft, lA., Feb. 15th, 1891. He came to Hankinson 
in 1902 with his parents and resided on what is known as the Tix farm until March 1943, 
when he and his wife and younger children moved to Fargo where he was employed at the N. D. 
A. C. until death. 

In September of 1912 he was united in marriage to Myrtle Hartley and to this union ele- 
ven children were born: Mrs. Sterling Krone and Marie Tix, of San Francisco, CA.; George Tix 
of Hill City, MN., Joseph, in the South Pacific, Robert of Hankinson; Mrs. Earl Brackin, 
Fargo, Lou, Leona, Gerald, James and Paul at home. 

Mr. Tix was an upstanding citizen and could always be depended upon to do his part in 
anything for the betterment of his community or neighbors. 

********** July 27, 1944 

SOO LINE AGENT AT FAIRMOUNT DIED 
Soo Agent I. A. Smith passed away at his home in Fairmount Saturday after a short 
illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning. Mr. Smith is a son-in-law 
of Mr. Matt Schramm, formerly of Hankinson and has frequently visited here. Several friends 
from Hankinson attended the funeral. 

********** August 3, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR C. A. BONZER 
Former Mayor of City and Businessman 
LI DGERHOOD. .. .Funeral services were planned Wednesday for Clarence Bonzer, 55, former 
mayor, who died at his home Monday night. 

Despite many years of illness, he had participated in civic and business affairs, ser- 
ving on the board of directors of the Lidgerwood First National Bank. He is survived by .s 
his v/idow, a daughter and a son, who is in the Medical Corps. 

********** August 3, 1944 

I^n EFFINGTON. . . .This community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of little 
Dale DeArmet of Victor. Dale was 12 years old but had been an invalid for the greater part 
of his life. He had been tenderly cared for by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thors- 
gaard, who mourn his passing, also a sister. Donna and other relatives. 

********** August 3, 1944 

MRS. PETER KUTTER DIED AT SISSETON 

Mrs. Anna Roth received word today that her sister, Mrs. Peter Kutter, passed away at 
the Sister's Hospital at Sisseton VJednesday evening. 

Funeral services will be held at the New Effington Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Friday 
morning. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery here. An obituary will be available for 
next week's paper. ********** August 10, 1944 

MRS . ANNA WILLIAMS DIED ON MONDAY 

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday for 
Mrs. Anna Maria Williams who passed away at the Providence Hospital here August 7th, where 
she had been receiving medical treatment for many months . 

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Pallbearers were Carl Pribbenow, M. Granell, Dan Jones, J. Wickman, W. G. Merrifield 
and Erwin Crooks. Interment was made in the cemetery at Gilby, ND. , where the body was 
taken by the Wipperman Fvmeral Home hearse . 

Mrs. Williams came with her parents to south of Pembina, Dakota Territory in 1881, 
later moving to Drayton, ND. In 1896 she was married to James A. Williams. To this union 
three children were bom, one passing away in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death 
in 1929, since when she had made her home with her daughters. 

Surviving are her two daughters, Mrs. Walter Biggs, of Hankinson, and Mrs. Mandus 
Haltstrand, of Milton, ND., and five grandchildren. 

********** August 10, 1944 

LT. PANKOW LOST LIFE IN FRANCE 
Had Been Reported Missing in Action June 14th 

From Adjutant General Ulio Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pankow, of Hankinson, received the sad 
news that their son, 1st Lt. Conrad F. Pankow, who had previously been reported missing 
in action was now reported to have lost his life on the 14th of June in the service of his 
country in France . 

Lt. Pankow went across to England early last fall, and was assigned to a heavy weapons 
company, handling machine guns and 81 mm. mortars. 

Memorial services for 1st Lt. Pankow will be held at the Lutheran Church here in Hank- 
inson on a date to be announced later. 

Lt. Pankow was born Sept. 26, 1918 in Greendale Township and was baptized Oct. 18th, 
1918, by the sainted pastor J. P. Klausler, who also confirmed him on April 9, 1933. He 
attended the township and grade school and thereupon enrolled in the Hankinson High School, 
where he was an honor student, showing special aptitude in public speaking. He represented 
the local school in the statewide oratorical contest, placing a very close second. He was 
Valedictorian of his class graduating in the year 1937. 

Lt. Pankow entered Valpariso University after his graduation and later on was a student 
at the Univ. of North Dakota in Grand Forks and at the Univ. of Minn, at Minneapolis. From 
the last named school he entered the United States Army, receiving his basic training at 
Camp Barkley, From there he was sent to Ft. Benning, GA., where he attended the officers 
school and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He saw service at Camp Roberts, CA., and at 
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. At the latter place he was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. 

His untimely death is mourned by the sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Pankow, 
by his sisters, Linda, at present in Corpus Christi, TX., Ruth and Bernice, of this city, 
by his brothers. Rev. Bernard Pankow, in charge of a seminary for training native workers 
in Mexico City, Mexico; Fred, studying at Concordia Seminary, St. Loviis, MO., to become a 
Lutheran pastor, and Walter and Herbert of Hankinson. 

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FlMERPiL HELD FOR PIONEER CITIZEN 
Matt Schramm Passed Away After Long Illness 
Funeral services for Matt Schramm were held from St. Philip's Church Monday morning 
at 9 o'clock. Fr. G. C. Bierens officiated and burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. Pall- 
bearers were Matt Schiltz, Jos. Beinke, Gregory Bauer, Mike, Theodore and John Birnbaum. 
Matt Schramm was bom in Milwaukee, WI . , Oct. 14th, 1858. He came to Hankinson in 
1901 where he operated the Commercial Hotel until he retired about 10 years ago. He then 
moved to Fairmount where he made his home until two years ago, when he was taken to St. 
Mary's Hospital, and where he was confined until his death. 

In the year of 1941, June 23rd, Mr. and Mrs. Schramm celebrated their Golden Wedding 
Anniversary. Surviving are: his wife, three daughters. Sister Irene, Sister Cleopha and 
Mrs. Kate Smith, three sons, John, William and Daniel. 

Throughout Mr. Schramm's many years in business here he made the acquaintance of thou- 
sands of people from all over the entire northwest, and a host of mourners from the city 
and siirrounding states came to attend the funeral and pay their last respects to a fine 
upstanding citizen and Christian. 

********** August 10, 1944 

HERMAN SEDLER PASSED AWAY 
Pioneer of Richland County - Funeral Held at Great Bend 
Herman Sedler was born in Pommerania, Germany, Feb. 18th, 1867. In 1883, at the age 
of 16, he immigrated, with his parents to the United States, coming to Richland County, 
where the family settled on a farm eight miles north of Hankinson. He was married on May 
24th, 1899 to Lena Lauk and with her made his home on a farm 7h miles north of Hankinson 
where he engaged in farming until his retirement in 1939. He and his wife moved to Wahpet- 
on where they made their home, and where he resided until death. Mr. Sedler had been in 
fair health and walked to town Saturday as usual. On his way home at eight o'clock he fell 
and struck his head on the sidewalk, and injuries from the fall resulted in his death 
Thursday morning.. He was 77 years, 5 months and 15 days old. 

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Miltonf Great Bend; Ralph, of Minot; one daughter, 
Mrs. Ray Balken, of Abilene, TX., and two brothers, Albert Sedler, of Havana and Theo. 
Sedler of Hankinson; three grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at Great Bend at the Evangelical Zion Church, Sunday at 
2 o'clock. Rev. Sterling Wenzel officiated. Burial was in the Evangelical Cemetery. 

********** August 10, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reinke and Mrs. F. J. LaQua attended the funeral of Ted Manikowski 
at Breckenridge Tuesday. The Reinkes returned home the same day but Mrs. LaQua remained 
for a few days' visit with her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. George Brackin and family at 
Wahpeton. Mr. Manikowski was a brother of Mrs. Veronica Ginsbach of this city. 

********** August 10, 1944 

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The Evangelical quartette, consisting of Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Graf, Elmer Buckhouse 
and Mrs. Earling Haukness, went to Lidgerwood, where they rendered three selections during 
the funeral services held for Mr. Phalen . 

********** » j_T,^,„.. 

August 10, 1944 
MRS. EMILIA HOEFS PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Odelia Heling and Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup received word Friday that Mrs. Emilia 
Hoefs, of Portland, OR., had passed away August 11th, at her home. Mrs. Hoefs is a sister 
of Mrs. Heling and an aunt of Mrs. Kjelstrup and sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bladow. 
Mrs. Hoefs was a former resident of this city, leaving in 1906, with her husband and 
family for Portland, where she had made her home since. Mr. Hoefs preceded her in death 
12 years ago, also an infant son. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George Bacher, Mrs. 
Odelia Bulenschon and Emma Hoefs, of Portland, OR. Funeral services were held Monday. 

********** August 17, 1944 

ERNEST SHERMAN DIED IN CANADA 
Ernest Herman Sherman, 62 of Calgary, Alta, Canada died suddenly July 31st. Mr. Sher- 
man will be remembered here by many friends as he spent several winters at the home of his 
brothers, Charles and Sam Marvin. Another brother is Fred Marvin of Big Lake, MN., and 
Mrs. Pete Meyer of Hankinson is a sister. 

Funeral services were held at the Leyden Funeral Chapel, Rev. Dr. A. R. Aldridge con- 
ducted the service. Deceased was born at Northwood, lA., and when a young man moved to 
Canada. ********** August 17, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF ACCIDENT VICTIM 
Mrs. F. E. Schlener, Mr. and Mrs. George Schlener and Mrs. Magdalene Peterschick 
attended the funeral of John Sauer Monday at Roscoe, MN. Mr. Sauer was killed when he 
came in contact with an electric wire. They also went to St. Cloud to visit Mrs. F. E. 
Schlener' s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sauer. Mr. Sauer being critically ill. 

********** August 17, 1944 

MANTADOR Mrs. Frank Schlener attended the funeral at Roscoe, MN., of her nephew, 

John Sauer, who was electrocuted while working on a high voltage line. George Schlener, 
of Wahpeton and Mrs. Peterschick, of Hankinson, accompanied her. 

********** August 17, 1944 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF THEO. DUWENHOEGGER 
Messrs. Alfred and Albert Duwenhoegger attended the funeral in Minneapolis Tuesday 
of their brother, who passed away suddenly at his home. Mr. Duwenhoegger had many friends 
in this community. He was buried from St. Philip's Church in Minneapolis. 

********** August 17, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. KUTTER FRIDAY 
Mrs. Peter Kutter passed away at the Sisters Hospital, at Sisseton, on Wednesday, 
August 9th. 

Lena Wolfe, was born in Austria, in the year of 1885, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Wolfe. She came to America with her parents at the age of ten. She was married to Peter 

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Kutter in 1903, and to this union one son, Herbert was born. 

They lived in this vicinity until 1921 when they moved to New Effington to make 
their home. She is survived by her husband and son, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Roth, of Hank- 
inson and Mrs. E. B. Cannon, of Spokane, VJA. , and six grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the Catholic Church at 
New Effington, Rev. Engelhardt of Rosholt, officiating. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery 
here. ********** August 17, 1944 

MRS. ALBERT HOLST LIDGERWOOD, DIED 

Mrs. Albert Hoist, a pioneer mother of the south of Lidgerwood community passed away 
at the Veblen, SD., Hospital where she had been receiving treatment for some time. Deceased 
was 62 years of age . 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church near Claire City, Wednesday, Rev. J. 
Cloeter conducting the services. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Hattie Maria Hoist (nee Otto) was born in Boomberg, Germany, on May 24th, 1882. In 
1892 she came to the United States with her parents and they settled on a farm south of 
Lidgerwood. On Jiine 2nd, 1906, she was united in marriage to Albert Hoist. To this union 
twelve children were born, two preceding her in death. (Broomberg, Posen, Ger.?) 

Surviving are: her husband; and ten daughters: Eleanor Peterson, of Minneapolis; Louise 
Medenwald, and Ivey Wegener, of Lidgerwood; Hertha Berndt, Claire City; Clara Hoist, Long 
Beach, CA.; Myrtle Bladow, Lidgerwood; Doris Bull and Elvera, Erma and Lois Hoist, of Minn- 
eapolis. ********** August 24, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Leo Herzog and son, Jerome, and daughter, Maxine, left Sunday for Braddock to attend 
the funeral of his wife's father, Mr. Ed Martinson, who passed away Saturday at St. Alexius 
Hospital in Bismarck. Mr. and Mrs. Herzog and family returned to their home here on Wednes- 
day. ********** August 24, 1944 

GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Clarence Roseth and Roger motored to Colfax Tuesday to attend 
the f\ineral of John Bolstad. 



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Bert Moore, of Minneapolis, was in town Wednesday. He had attended the fijmeral of a 
niece, Mrs. Ed Shieks, at Breckenridge. 

********** August 31, 1944 

MRS. GEO. PETERSON PASSED AWAY FRIDAY 

Mrs. George Peterson passed away Friday evening, Sept. 1st, at the St. Francis Hospital 
at Breckenridge, where she had been a patient since June 4th. 

Funeral services were conducted at St. Philip's Church Tuesday morning. Rev. G. C. 
Bierens officiating. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jos. Reinke, 
Dave Mcllwain, Elmer Gabel, Martin Bommersbach, Wm. Sherman and Leo Herzog. 

Mrs. Mabel Peterson was born May 24th, 1899, at Tintah. She moved with her parents to 
Geneseo in 1919 and in 1922 moved to Enderlin. She was united in marriage to George W. 
Peterson in August of 192 3 and to this union six children were born. In 1954 the family 

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moved to Hankinson where they have since made their home. Her husband and four sons, 
one, Eugene, S 1-c in the Navy and Leslie and Marvin and Virgil, at home; four brothers, 
and two sisters, survive. 

Mrs. Peterson was a good Christian wife and mother and was an active member of the 
R. N. A. and the Guild and Study Cl\±), and her untimely passing is mourned by a host of 
people in our community. ********** SepteitdDer 7, 1944 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR LT. CONRAD PANKOW SEPT. 24 

Memorial services for Lt. Conrad Pankow, who lost his life for his country in France, 
will be held at the Lutheran Church in Hankinson on September 24th, according to the 
announcement by the pastor. Rev. Gerhard C. Michael. 

********** September 7, 1944 

LITTLE CHILD PASSED AWAY 
Born to Pvt. and Mrs. Ed Mars, at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 12th, a baby 
girl. The infant passed away that same evening. 

Pvt. Mars was called and came to be at the bedside. Funeral services were held at 
the Wipperman Chapel Thursday. Rev. Jas . Davidson conducting the service. Pvt. Mars will 
return to Camp Piplay, VA., after a few days stay here. 

********** September 14, 1944 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mrs. Nellie Alloway was called to Minneapolis by the sudden death of her eleven month 
old grandson, Ray Hagberg, Monday. The fxineral will be held today, Thursday. 

********** September 14 , 1944 

TWO MANTADOR DEATHS IN WEEK 
Mrs. Anna Lambertz, 94 Years, Died After Fall 
ALBERT MAUCH PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 17 
Deaths of two prominent Mantador citizens occurred this week, Mrs. Anna Lambertz, pion- 
eer woman, 74 years old, died at the Breckenridge Hospital, following a fall in which her 
hip was injured. 

Mr. Albert Mauch, 63 years old, passed away when he suffered a stroke, which followed 
an illness of long duration. 

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ALBERT MAUCH 
Albert Mauch was born in Adrian, MN., Aug. 15th, 1881. There he was united in marr- 
iage to Emma Klein, of Granville, lA. , and after residing there for some time, moved to a 
farm northwest of Mantador, where he resided until his death. 

Fioneral services were held Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador. Fr. 
Chas. Schneider conducted the services. Assisting was Father Klein, a nephew from Rochester 
MN. Surviving are his wife: two sons, Alex and Norbert, and three daughters: Mrs. Emil 
Jaeger, Hankinson; Mrs. Ray Kornick, Chicago; and Evelyn, at home. 

Attending the fiineral were a large number of relatives from Adrian and Minneapolis, 

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and Granville, lA. Mr. Mauch passed away shortly after he suffered a stroke, which 
occurred as he was about the farm. 

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MRS. ANNA LAMBERTZ 

Mrs. Anna Lambertz passed away Friday morning at the Breckenridge Hospital, where she 
had been taken for treatment following a fall, which happened at the home of Matt Reiland, 
where she had been making her home with her daughter. 

Mrs. Lambertz was 94 years old, and was a pioneer mother of Richland County. Fxineral 
services will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul's Church in Mantador Friday, with Rev. Chas . Sch- 
neider officiating. 

Mrs. Lambertz was born on July 12th, 1850 in Butdscheins, Rhineland, Germany. Surviv- 
ing are two daughters, Mrs. Matt Reiland and Mrs. Frank Biegel and two sons, Peter, of 
Moore ton, and Hubert, of Wahpeton. 

********** September 21, 1944 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR LT. PANKOW 

Memorial services will be held for 1st Lt. Conrad F. Pankow on Sunday Sept. 24th, at 
2:30 PM in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Chiirch in Hankinson. The local post of the Amer- 
ican Legion will take part in the service with the presentation of the flag and with the 
sounding of taps . 

Lt. Pankow was one who was fully aware of what lay ahead of him, but who was unswerving 
in his loyalty to his covmtry as is evident from a letter written by him to is folks on 
March 26th, 1944. 

"Soon.... I do not know how soon.... I shall have to demonstrate not only how much or 
how well I have learned the art of killing, but also how well I have taught that abominable 
art to others." 

"I know what's ahead. It won't be another pleasure trip, but though it may cost me 
my life, I wouldn't want to miss it'.' 

"Should I be among the many who inevitably must fall, remember that I didn't go forth 
without realizing the possibility that I might lose my life. Remember, too, that I give 
my life willingly, that I do out of love for my country and all its people ... .even the 
traitors and selfish slackers . " 

"If I should die on the battlefield, I beg you to leave my body there Some day our 

government may provide you the opportunity to visit my grave. If so, avail yourself of 
that opportunity." 

The memorial service will be in charge of the Rev. G. C. Michael, the sermon being 
based on Isaiah 57, 1-2. Miss Lucille Prochnow will preside at the organ. The Lutheran 
'In Memoriam' scroll fiirnished by our Army-Navy Commission will also be presented. The 
public is cordially invited to attend. 

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CHRIST GEBRO DIED BY OWN HAND ON TUESDAY 
Christ Gebro, residing at the Gebro farm, north of Lidgerwood, coininitted suicide by 
hanging, Tuesday, according to word received from the County Coroner's Office. No inquest 
was held. ********** September 21, 1944 

BROTHER PASSED AWAY 
GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Clarence Roseth received word Tuesday morning telling that her 
brother, Ernest Johnson, had passed away at a Fargo Hospital. Deceased was a Christine 
farmer. He was born Sept. 21, 1895. Survivors are Mrs. Ernest Johnson, Mrs. Ole Gunder- 
son, of Christine, Mrs. Clarence Roseth, Wahpeton, Mrs. A. Ditmarson, of Seattle, Edwin, of 
Rosholt and Alvin of Christine. ********** September 21, 1944 

INFANT PASSED AWAY 
Kathleen Faye Hogness, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hogness, passed away at 
her home on September 7th. She was born August 17th and had been ill since. Services were 
held in the family home. Rev. Gravdahl officiating. ....STILES NEWS.... 

********** September 21, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nehmer left Thxirsday (today) for Britton where they will attend the 

funeral of Andrew Sassier on Friday. 

********** September 21, 1944 

RETURN FROM WIS. 

Mrs. Gust Polfuss returned on Thursday from Bumette, WI . , where she had attended the 

funeral of her cousin, Edward Heling. Mr. Heling is a coiisin of Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup of 

this city also. Before returning Mrs. Polfuss visited with the Robert Hoefs family in 

Milwaukee. ********** September 21, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Fimeral services were conducted for Mrs. Iver Kringen at the Nidaros 
Church Tuesday. The Kringens were former residents here. 

********** September 21, 1944 

HARRY BRESNAHAN DIED OF WOUNDS 

Was Wounded in France - Died August 19th 

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bresnahan that their son, Sgt. Harry Bres- 

nahan, had died from wounds received in France on August 15th. 

Word that Harry had been woianded was received by Kr. and Mrs. Bresnahan the early part 

of September, but no details accompanied the notice, except that he had been hospitalized. 

Fr. G. C. Bierens announces that memorial services for the fallen hero will be held at 

St. Philip's Church, the date is to be announced later. 

Sgt. Bresnahan had served in the Armed Forces of our country for 30 months. His wife 

and son are residing in Wahpeton. 

********** September 28, 1944 

EDl-JARD P. LAQUA DIED FRIDAY 
FUNERAL HELD MONDAY AT ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH 
Edward P. LaQua passed away Friday at 12:40 at his home here following a two week's 

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illness, attributable to old age. Mr. LaQua had been a resident of Hankinson since Feb. 
of 1881, and in this city was engaged in contracting, and because of his ability and con- 
scientious character he enjoyed a very successfiil career. 

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Philip's Church with Rev. G. C. 
Bierens conducting the services, which were largely attended by friends and relatives, who 
honored Mr. LaQua for his sterling, christian character. Pallbearers were Paul Kinn, Gregory 
Bauer, Mike Birnbaum, R. H. Hoefs, Peter LeFea, and Jack Robinson. Interment was made in 
Calvary Cemetery. 

Edward P. LaQua was bom Sept. 1857 in Germany, and came with his parents to America 
when a year old. The family settled at Wabasha, MN., where he lived vintil 21 years of age. 
He then went to Waverly, SD. , and took up a homestead. Later he moved to Mantador where he 
resided until Feb. 13, 1881. He was united in marriage to Johanna Woiwode, of Mantador, 
at Lake City, MN., and to this union seven children were born, one daughter passing away in 
infancy, , and Sister Edowarda preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 1941. His wife departed 
this life on Sept. 20th, 1920. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. A. Leavitt, of St. Paul, and Marion Studnicka, 

at home; and three sons, Joseph LaQxia, Kensal, ND. , Frank LaQua, Hankinson and Edward 

LaQua, Jr., Clitherall, MN. 

********** September 28, 1944 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stein and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Jr., received 
word Wednesday that their uncle, Andrew Sassier, died at Britton, SD. The funeral was held 
Saturday. ********** September 28, 1944 

STILES NEWS .... James Hrdlicka and Henry Prchal attended the last rites for Christ 

Gebro, Spanish American War Veteran, held in Lidgerwood Friday. 

********** September 28, 1944 

RETURNS HOME 

Mrs . Elizabeth Hipp returned home Tuesday from Great Bend where she kept house for 
her daughter and husband, who left to attend the f\ineral of a relative, Herbert Erickson 
at Brainerd, which was held on Tuesday. Mrs. Clara Mittag and daughter, Florence, left 
for Brainerd Friday. Mrs. Erickson is a daughter of Mrs. Mittag. 

********** September 28, 1944 

PFC. O. WALLMAN DIED IN BATTLE 

For the eighth time word in this city and community has been received from the War 
Department telling that one of our soldiers had made the supreme sacrific in defense of 
his country. 

Friday Mrs. Mary Wallman, mother of four in the service received word that her son, 
Pfc. Otto L. Wallman, who had previously been reported missing in action, was dead. Pfc. 
Wallman was first reported missing in action on August 20th, in France, where he had been 
in action. 

Pfc. Wallman was 29 years old and was in an Anti-Aircraft outfit. 

********** October 5, 1944 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR CARL JASMER, SR. 
Pioneer of Great Bend Passed Away- 
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the local Immanuel Ev. Lutheran 
Chvirch for Carl Jasmer, Sr., who passed away in St. John's Hospital in Fargo on Saturday, 
Sept. 30th, at 5 PM. The services were in charge of the pastor. Rev. G. C. Michael, and 
interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 

Mr. Jasmer was born in West Prussia, October 27th, 1857, to Fred Jasmer and Augusta 
(nee Gerth) . He came from Germany with his parents in 1870, settling at Winona, MN. From 
there the family moved to Westport, SD., moving again to Great Bend in 1892. 

In 1884, Mr. Jasmer was married to Bertha (nee Malke) and this union was blessed with 
four sons and three daughters . The family moved west of town in 1902 to the farm now owned 
by the Wm. Westphal family. In 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Jasmer retired to Hankinson where he has 
since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Jasmer celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1934, 
and were married sixty years this spring. Mr. Jasmer had attained the age of 86 years, 11 
months and 3 days . 

Left to mourn his passing are: his widow, Mrs. Carl Jasmer, Sr., Henry Jasmer, of Minn- 
eapolis; Fred, of St. Paul; Charles, of Hankinson; Mrs. Wm. R. Westphal and Mrs. Harold 
Voeltz, and Mrs. Edwin Gaedcke, of Hankinson. One son, William, died at Camp Custer, MI., 
in 1918. Mr. Jasmer is also survived by his sisters, Mrs. Augusta Milbrandt, of Hankinson; 
Mrs. Bertha Liedtke, of Aberdeen, SD.; Mrs. Julius Hoefs, of Leola, SD. , and his brother, 
Herman Jasmer, of Leola, SD. In addition there are two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 
13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

********** October 5, 1944 

PETER NELSON DIED FRIDAY 
Funeral Held Monday at Congregational Church 

Peter O. Nelson passed away Friday at 4:32 at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , 
where he had been receiving treatment for about six weeks. 

Peter 0. Nelson was bom March 16th, 1870, in Sweden. He came to this country when 
about seventeen years of age . He farmed near Minneapolis for about three years and then 
came to Hankinson, settling on a farm seven miles southwest of here, on the farm which is 
now occupied by his daughers, Anna and Alice. About three years ago he moved to Hankinson 
where he had since made his home. 

On March 13th, 1901, he was united in marriage to Hilda Anderson, of Hankinson, at 
Breckenridge, MN., and to this iinion six children were born; Helen, of Kindred; Edward, of 
Lawton, OK.; Anna and Alice, who reside at the farm home in Elma Township; Corporal Clarence 
W. Nelson, Geiger Field, WA. ; and Private Elroy Nelson, of Fort Sill, OK. 

Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 Monday and at the Congregational Church 
at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Jas . Davidson officiating. Pallbearers were: James Fallon, Leo 
Kuemper, John Vlickman, W. G. Merrifield, Edgar A. Lea and Ed Sand. 

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NEPHEW DIED IN SERVICE 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer received word Monday telling of the death of Pf c . Merlyn L. 
Jakel, a nephew of Mrs. Meyers, who was killed in action in New Guinea 

********** October 12 , 1944 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR PFC. BRESNAHAN 

Memorial services for Pfc. Harry Bresnahan were held Saturday at St. Philip's Church 
with Reqtiiein High Mass being offered up by Fr. G. C. Bierens, with a multitude of friends 
and the members of the American Legion in attendance. 

Harry Bresnahan was among the first men to answer his country's call. He entered the 
service on Nov. 17th, 1941, and after a year of intensive training in armored warfare at 
Fort Knox, KY., Ft. Bragg, NC, and Ft. Benning, GA. , left for overseas in October, 1942. 
He took part in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and in France, where he was ser- 
iously wounded on August 15th, and died from those wounds on August 19th, 1944. 

Pfc. Bresnahan, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bresnahan, was bom on April 23rd, 1920, and 
grew to yoimg manhood near Fairmoimt, and received his instructions for Holy Communion and 
Confirmation from Father Bierens. He was respected by all who knew him, and after taking 
part in the tough war work always wrote encouraging messages to his parents . 

Pfc. Bresnahan was married to Doris Coppin on Sept. 13th, 1941 and to this union one 
son, Harry Dean, was bom, who with his parents and three brothers and three sisters survive, 
Frank is in the South Pacific, Leona in the Waves. 

********** October 12, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR WAHPETON EDITOR 

E. D. Lum, of Wahpeton, dean of Richland County piiblishers, and owner of the Farmer- 
Globe since 1926, was laid to rest in Wahpeton Monday following services at the Wahpeton 
Congregational Church, where high tribute was paid to this "outstanding patriotizm, his 
sterling qualities as a public spirited citizen, his devotion as a husband and father and 
as a friend to his home city, his state and his nation." 

His virtues were extolled by L. B. Hanna, former governor of North Dakota and a compat- 
riot of Mr. Lum to the society of the Sons of the American Revolution; by Rev. Thomas E. 
Nugent, his former pastor at Vslley City, and by Rev. R. H. Hartman, pastor of the Wahpeton 
Congregational Church, of which Mr. Lum was a member at the time of his death. 

All three spoke at the services in the church. The Masonic order was in charge of the 
services at the grave. ********** October 12, 1944 

NIECE PASSED AWAY 

Rev. and Mrs. Rupert received word from Kramer, ND. , Tuesday that their niece had pas- 
sed away. Funeral services were held Saturday and were attended by Mrs. Rupert and daughter. 

********** October 12, 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zander motored to Fargo Friday where they attended the funeral of 
her aunt, Mrs. J. A. Chatman. ********** October 12, 1944 

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FUNERAL HELD 
The Nidaros Church was thronged last Sunday for the last rites of Mrs. Robert Cott- 
ington (Bernice Fordahl) . She was born on the Fordahl farm in Minnesota. She passed away 
in the state of Texas. ********** October 19, 1944 

TWINS AT MEYERS 
SONORA. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Matt Meyer, of Sonora, were blessed with twin boys born Thurs- 
day. One of the little twins passed away shortly after birth. 

********** October 19, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mrs . Wm. Yeager received word Monday telling her of the death of her 
father, Fred Fleischer of Waubon, MN. The gentleman was nearing his 73rd birthday at the 
time of his death. ********** October 19, 1944 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR OTTO WALLMAN 
Sacrificed Life in the War in France 

Memorial services for Private Otto L. Wallman will be held in Immanuel Lutheran Church 
on Sunday, October 29th, at 2 PM., the services being in charge of the pastor, the Rev. G. 
C. Michael. The local post of the American Legion will take part with the presentation of 
the United States flag and with the sounding of taps in honor of the departed. 

Private Wallman was born Nov. 24th, 1917, at Lidgerwood to Emil Wallman and his wife, 
Mary Louise nee Schultz. He was baptized by the Pastor Cloeter, of Lidgerwood, and con- 
firmed here in Hankinson on April 9th, 1933, by pastor J. P. Klausler. He belonged to the 
same class as Conrad F. Pankow. 

Private Wallman entered the service May 6th, 1941, at Fort Snelling, and received his 
training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO., Los Angeles, Camp White, Oregon, San Luis Obispo, CA. , 
and Camp Adair. OR. He was sent overseas in February of this year. He had received his 
training as a member of the mechanized cavalry. He died in France for his country on 
August 25th. 

His death is mourned by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wallman, his brothers; Arnold, 
serving with the Armed Forces in France, Benjamin, serving in New Guinea, Edward, stationed 
in Bouganinville , Albert, at Rogers, ND. , John, at Watertown, WI . , George and Dennis, Hank- 
inson, his sisters; Mrs. Brvino Miller, of Hankinson, Ellen and Helen of Hankinson. 

********** October 26, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. M. BOMMERSBACH 

Fimeral services for Mrs. Mary Bommersbach, a resident of Hankinson since 1901, was 
held at St. Philip's Church, Monday, Father G. E. Bierens officiating at Requiem Mass. 
Mrs. Bommersbach passed away at the home of Mrs. Johnson in Wahpeton on Saturday, Oct. 21st, 
from ailments attributable to old age. Deceased was 94 years old. 

Mrs. Bommersbach was born in Austria, Dec. 24th, 1851. In that country she was married 
and spent her early married life, and in 1902 came to Richland County. Her husband and two 
daughters and a son preceded her in death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are five sons; Martin, Frank, Anton and Leo Bommersbach, 

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all of Hankinson; Joseph Bommersbach , of Oakes. Fifty three grandchildren and forty-five 
great-grandchildren and a host of friends mourn her passing. 

Six grandsons were pallbearers. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** October 26, 1944 

JOHN BUCK DIED SATURDAY 
Had Resided in County Since Year 1897 

Funeral services for John Buck, who passed away rather suddenly in the St. Francis 
Hospital at Breckenridge Saturday, Oct. 21st at 2:20 PM, were held in Immanuel Lutheran 
Church of this city, the Rev. G. C. Michael being in charge of the services. Interment 
was in the congregation's cemetery north of town. 

John Buck was bom June 30, 1871, to Clements Buck and his wife, Hannah, nee Dreyer 
at Cedarburg, WI. He spent his early years there coining to Dakota in 1897. He was married 
April 5, 1900 to Alvina Medenwaldt at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Belford Township, 
Rev. Hilgendorf officiating at the wedding. This union was bless with three daughters and 
tow sons, all of whom are living except Adela, who was married to Arnold Bladow and died in 
1931. 

Mr. Buck's passing is mourned by his widow, his daughters, Mrs. Wesley Gowin of Fair- 
mount, and Bertha, Mrs. John F. Muehler of Fairmount, and by his sons, Clemens and Frederick, 
both of Fairmount, as well as by his fifteen grandchildren. He is also survived by his 
brothers, Herman of Waukesha, WI . , Henry of Colgate, WI . , and August of Fairmount, and by 
his sisters, Mrs. Bertha Drosee of Menominee Falls, WI . , and Miss Margaret Buck of Colgate, 
WI. 

John Buck was one of the charter members of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Hankinson, 
helping with the organization more than forty years ago. He was the second last one, Alb- 
ert Medenwaldt being the only one left now. Although Mr. Buck had been ailing somewhat in 
health, his passing came rather suddenly, as he apparently was on the road to recovery after 
a few days' stay in the hospital. 

Mr. Buck made his home in LaMars Township all these years. 

********** October 26, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Funeral services were held Tuesday of last week for John L. Holm at 
the Walla Lutheran Church. Mr. Holm settled in the New Effington vicinity in 1894. He was 
68 years old. ********** November 2, 1944 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Peter J. Berg passed away on Tuesday morning at the Sisseton hospital 
at the age of 83. ********** November 2, 1944 

HAMMER J. K. Johnson retiimed Saturday from Mcintosh, MN., where he attended the 

funeral of an aunt who died at the age of 94 years . 

********** November 2 , 1944 

SISSETON GIRL KILLED 
A young Sisseton girl, Lorraine Oletzke, was killed and five other young people injured 
in a head-on automobile collision on highway 10 last Thursday. The auto collided with a 

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pickup truck driven by Lyle Roth, who is in a serious condition. The young people were 

returning from an evening pleasure. 

********** November 2 , 1944 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mrs. D. Meide and sons, Domenick, Jr., and James, attended the funeral of her nephew 

Barrel Pelvit, at Breckenridge Monday. 

********** November 9 , 1944 

ROBERT C. BOLDT PASSED AWAY 

At South St. Paul, VJhere He Had Lived Since 1929 

Robert Carl Boldt, 224 Tenth Avenue South, South St. Paul, died November 10th at Univ- 
ersity Hospital in Minneapolis. Death was attributed to internal hemorrhages. He had been 
in ill health since last April and had been at the hospital since October 16th. 

Deceased was bom in Hankinson January 28, 1899. On October 30, 1922, he was married 
to Martha Bladow at Sisseton, SD. 

Mr. Boldt engaged in farming near Hankinson before moving to So. St. Paul, where he 
worked for a time for the city and later at the Swift S Co., plant. He was a member of the 
Men's Club of the Grace Lutheran Church. 

Survivers are his wife, Martha, a daughter, Dorothy, and a son, Gerhardt; three sisters; 
Mrs. Wm. Radditz, Mrs. Emil Medenwaldt, Mrs. Theodore Prochnow, and two brothers; William 
and Harry Boldt, all of Hankinson. Two grandchildren, Dennis and Janice Boldt. 

Funeral services were held Monday, November 13th, from Grace Lutheran Church at 2 PM. 
Rev. Arthur Koehler conducted the services. Burial was made at the Oak Hill Cemetery in 
South St. Paul. Pallbearers were: Albert Kuehl, Ernie Johnson, Albert Manthey, Ben Cook, 
Louis Toman and Herbert Canning. 

********** November 16 , 1944 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. MILBRANDT SATURDAY 

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Augusta Milbrandt Saturday afternoon at the 
home with Rev. A. Graf conducting the services. Mrs. Milbrandt passed away Tuesday at her 
home at the age of 84 years and 19 days . 

Mrs. Milbrandt, nee Jasmer, was born Oct. 25th, 1860, in West Prussia and confirmed 
April 4, 1875, in Winona, MN., at St. Martin's Church. She came, with her parents, from 
Germany in 1870, settling first at Winona, MN., and then moved to Westport, SD., and in 
1892 came to Hankinson. She was married Oct. 25th, 1879, to Herman Milbrandt and 13 child- 
ren were born to this union, eight preceeding her in death. Her husband died March 27, 1927. 

Surviving are: Mrs. Anna Medenwaldt, Henry Milbrandt, Hankinson; Herman Milbrandt, 
Milwaukee; Mrs. Hilda Jaeger, Seattle, Mrs. Delia Liedtke, Bremerton, WA., and one brother, 
Herman Jasmer, Leola, SD., and two sisters: Mrs. Bertha Liedtke, Aberdeen, SD., and Mrs. 
Julius Hoeft, Leola, SD.; also 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

********* * November 16, 1944 

CHAS. CREAPO, SOO EMPLOYEE, DIED MONDAY 

Word has been received here telling of the death of Chas . Creapo, at St. John's Hos- 

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pital in St. Paul Monday. Funeral services are being held today at 9 o'clock. 

Mr. Creapo formerly resided in Hankinson, and was a Veteran Soo Line conductor. His 

wife and son survive. ********** „ ,. i^-.^^,, 

********** November 15, 1944 

MRS. PRCHAL FUNERAL 
Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Prchal were held Monday morning from the St. Boniface 
Church in Lidgerwood. ********** November 16, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. BREUER 
Fvmeral services for Mrs. Katherine Breuer were held from St. Anthony's Church in 
Mooreton Thursday. Rev. Leo Kaufman conducted the services. 

********** November 16, 1944 

SAMUEL M. CROFT DIED IN WASHINGTON, DC. 
Rev. Samuel M. Croft, who formerly resided in Wahpeton, died at his home in Washington, 
DC, on November 14th, where funeral services were conducted. 

After attaining manhood in Wahpeton he moved to Washington, where he was Chief of the 
mail and delivery service at the Congressional Library, retiring last May. 

********** November 23, 1944 

A. R. PEDERSON DIED 
Arthur S. Pederson passed away Sunday, Nov. 12th, after a six year illness. Funeral 

services were held from the Nidaros Chtirch. ...NEW EFFINGTON 

********** November 23, 1944 

VICTOR TWP. MAN DIED 
The remains of Gus Stoneberg, of Victor Township, who had been a patient at the State 
Institution for the past 18 years, was brought home for burial Friday. He passed away 
from a stroke. ********** November 30, 1944 

TWO SOLDIERS KILLED IN ACTION 
Staff Sgt. Alvin Bohn Died in Leyte Island Fight 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bohn, of Great Bend, have received notification from the War Dept- 
ment that their son. Staff Sergeant Alvin Bohn had been killed Nov. 7th, in action on Leyte 
Island in the Philippines . 

Alvin entered the Army Feb. 6th, 1942. He trained at Caitp Walters, TX., a short time, 
and was sent overseas the following June . He was stationed in Hawaii for several months 
and later saw action in the New Guinea area. On October 20th, of this year, he landed 
with his company on Leyte, where he was called to his Maker. Sgt. Bohn had not been fort- 
unate enough to enjoy a furlough with his aged parents since the time of his induction. 

Alvin was bom near Great Bend on Dec. 27th, 1917. Surviving are his parents, one 
sister, Mrs. Irby Berndt of near Great Bend and five brothers, Ernest, Erwin and Richard, at 
home, the latter having received an honorable discharge from the Army in September, after 
serving 27 months in the Armed Forces of this country. 

Definite date for memorial services for the deceased have not been set, but will be 

held at the Lutheran Church of Great Bend of which he was a faithful member. 

********** December 7, 1944 

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THOMAS J. JERESKI KILLED IN PHILLIPINE FIGHTING 
Word has been received by Thomas B. Jereski, residing southwest of Hankinson, telling 
of the death of his son, Sgt. Thomas J. Jereski on October 25th, while fighting in the 
Philippine invasion on the Island of Ley te . The message was received on Tuesday morning. 

********** December 7, 1944 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. LEE SATURDAY 
Former Resident of Elma Township Farm 
Mrs. Julian Lee passed away on December 6th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Brecken- 
ridge, MN., after an illness of five weeks. She had reached the age of 76 years at the 
time of her death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 o'clock at St. Philip's 
Church in Hankinson. 

Mrs. Lee was bom at Millerville, MN., in 1868, where she grew to womanhood. In June 
of 1893 she was united in marriage to Julian Lee and in 1900 they came to Richland County 
settling on a farm in Elma Township where they made their home for many years, and then 
retired and moved to Hankinson where they have since made their home. 

Surviving are her husband, and five children, Mrs. Herman Rohl, of Anoka, MN.; Mrs. 
Wm. Danistrom, Hopkins, MN.; John and Edward Lee of Osseo, MN.; and Mrs. Mike Wawers . Three 
children passed away in infancy. Sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren sur- 
vive; and two sisters, Elizabeth Faust and Mrs. Margaret Rettig. 

********** December 7, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR STATE LINE LADY TUESDAY 
Funeral services were held at the VJalla Church on the State Line on Tuesday for Mrs. 
Ostlin, a pioneer woman of Roberts County. Mr. Chas . Paulson attended the services from 
Hankinson. Rev. Berqpiist was in charge of the services. 

********** December 7, 1944 

MRS. W. WESTPHAL DIED SATURDAY 
Homesteaded in Brandenbiirg in 1881 - Funeral Held Wednesday 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Wilhelmine Westphal in Immanuel Lutheran Church of 
Hankinson Wednesday, Dec. 6th, the Rev. G. C. Michael delivering the sermon on the basis of 
Psalm 71, 9 and Philippians 1,21. Members of the Ladies' Aid, of which Mrs. Westphal had 
been a member since its organization sang one of her favorites "Laszt mich gehn". A brief 
service was held in the home for the relatives and dear friends. Interment was in the Luth- 
eran Cemetery north of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Wilhelmine Westphal, one of the oldest residents in Hankinson, was bom in Stand- 
schenau, Pommerania, Germany, February 9th, 1865, to Wm. Boldt and his wife, Anna, nee Riemer. 
She received her education there. In 1878 she was married to Julius Westphal, coming to this 
coimtry and living at Handresson, MN., In 1880. 

In 1881, they moved to Richland County, taking up a homestead in Brandenburg Township, 
where they lived until 1902 when they moved to Hankinson. Mr. Westphal preceded her in 
death on Nov. 13th, 1913. He was one of the charter members who helped to organize the 
Lutheran Church in Hankinson. 

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Mrs. Westphal fell asleep peacefully at ten minutes to eleven on Satioxday night, 
Dec. 2nd, at her home, having had a stroke several weeks before. For the past eighteen 
years her niece, Miss Ella Code John, had been making her home with her and taking care of 
her. Mrs. Westphal attained the high age of 89 years, 9 months and 2 3 days. During the 
later years of her life she suffered much from illness, but was always a very cheerful 
patient. 

Mrs. Westphal leaves the following nieces and nephews to mourn her passing; Mrs. Anna 
Godejohn, Mrs. Robert Vedder, Mrs. Henry Milbrandt, Emil, Gustav and William Walljman, be- 
sides their children and many friends . 

Pallbearers were Richard Godejohn, Ted Godejohn, Alf. Milbrandt, Orin Vedder, Melvin 
Wallman and Lester Boldt. 

********** December 7, 1944 

FRANK HRDLICKA DIED 
Frank Hrdlicka, of Lidgerwood, passed away Monday at the Providence Hospital here. He 
was 91 years of age. ********** December 7, 1944 

MORE CASUALTIES FROM COMMUNITY 
Nephew of Mrs. Emelia Schroeder Killed 
Mrs. Emelia Schroeder received a call Saturday from her daughter, Mrs. Louis Pettit, 
of Buffalo, NY., telling that her son, Frank James Pettit, of the 414th Infantry had been 
killed in action. He was with General Patton's Army. The soldier will be remembered by 
many friends in Hankinson as he often visited with his grandmother here. His mother is 
General Manager of a merchandise store in Buffalo. 

********** December 14, 1944 

STILES NEWS. .. .Frank Hrdlicka, Sr., who passed away December 4th, was biiried at the 
Catholic Cemetery following funeral services at St. John's Church in Lidgerwood. Pall- 
bearers were Edward Houdek, Wm. Houdek, John Prasek, Edward Podliska and Benjamin Heley. 

********** December 14, 1944 

CORONERS JURY ADJOURNS IN CRASH HEARING 

Accident Happened North of Town 
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE THIS AFTERNOON 
Coroner's Jury Adjourned to Later Date 
Funeral services were held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, of Hankinson, Thursday, Dec. 
21st, for Alvin August Muehler, who was killed instantly in an automobile and truck coll- 
ision north of Hankinson, Saturday. The service was in charge of the Rev. G. C. Michael, 
who preached the sermon on the basis of Proverbs 27, 1. The Rev. W. H. Cordts, who had 
confirmed Alvin in 1935, also spoke words of consolation to the bereaved family. The 
service was beautified by the singing of the girls' choir. A brief service was also held 
in the home, and commitment was in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 

Alvin August Muehler was bom in Brightwood Township, October 8th, 1920, to Otto Mueh- 
ler and his wife, Jesse, nee Coppin. He was baptized by Rev. J. P. Klausler and confirmed 

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by Rev. W. H. Cordts . 

His Tjntimely death is motimed by his sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muehler, 
by his saddened brothers and sisters, Mrs. Clarence Stoltenow, Elroy, Miriam, Floyd, Kenneth 
and Lois, as well as by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Giast Muehler and Mr. John Coppin . 

Alvin Muehler was killed when the truck in which he was riding, with his brother Elroy 
driving and a car driven by G. E. Rackow, collided at the intersection of the Great Bend- 
Mantador road and the Hankinson-Mooreton road, six miles north of Hankinson. The Rackow 
car struck the truck at the left of the cab door, and the truck rolled over into the ditch, 
stopping about 50 feet from the intersection. Alvin was killed when he was thrown from the 
cab, and the overturning truck crushed his head. 

The truck was loaded with grain which was being taken to Wahpeton. The grain was 
spread along the ditch. The front of the Rackow car was criished, and the driver received 
bruises and lacerations. 

Coroner L. E. Lester convened a jury to hear evidence in the case. On the jury were 
W. G. Merrifield, J. M. Krump and Rev. Jas . Davidson. Attending were Vem Forbes, Sheriff 
Peterson and Highway Patrolman V. Anderson. After hearing the evidence of Elroy, the driv- 
er, and Clarence Stoltenow, who saw the accident from his house, and taking other testimony, 
the session was adjourned to be held later when Mr. Rackow can attend. 

********** December 21, 1944 

ANGEL OF DEATH CALLS LITTLE CHILD 

Little Gary Paul Ambach passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge Tues- 
day, Dec. 19th, at 4:15 after a three weeks' illness. 

Gary was bom September 17, 1938, at Hankinson, and had reached the age of six, and 
had begun attending school at the Academy. 

He leaves to mourn their loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ambach, his twin brother. 
Glen, and Armond and Alfred and two sisters. Echo and Lois. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Bierens officiat- 
ing. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** December 21, 1944 

MRS. JULIA CARLSON DIED AT GLENWOOD HOSPITAL 

Mrs. Julia Carlson died Tuesday at a Glenwood, MN., hospital, with a heart ailment. 
Her two daughters, Dorothy and Marlys, were at the bedside when death occurred. Deceased 
is a sister of Mrs. Nan Harden, formerly of Hankinson, and was well known by many of our 
people. She was owner of a restaurant at Lowery, MN. Funeral services were held at Lowery, 
and burial was made beside her husband at Wyndmere. 

********** December 21, 1944 

FUNERAL HELD FOR ERVIN PROCHNOW 
Resident of Greendale Township Since 1885 

Funeral services for Ervin Prochnow, who died at the Lutheran Hospital in Britton, 
SD., Dec. 18th, at 1:10 AM., will be held in the home at 1:15 and at the Immanuel Lutheran 
Church in Hankinson at 2 PM, Friday Dec. 22nd, the Rev. G. C. Michael conducting the services. 

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Mr. Frocnnow Degan to ail in beptemner, suffering intense pain, which promted him 
to seek relief at Rochester, MN., where he went through the clinic, at Graceville and 
finally at Britton, SD. , where he passed away after a brief stay. 

He was bom Sept. 10th, 1885 in Brightwood Township, northwest of Hankinson. He was 
baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belford, by Pastor Koehler, and confirmed by Pastor 
Hinck. He was married July 6, 1911, to Martha Steinwehr and this union was blessed with 
four sons and two daughters. Mr. Prochnow has been residing in Greendale Township for many 
years . 

His passing is mourned by his mother, Mrs. Wilhelmine Prochnow, his wife, his children: 
Alvin, Delbert, Aldena, Willis, Dorine and Donald, two grandchildren; his brothers, Herman, 
Theodore and Arthur, of Hankinson, his sisters, Mrs. Christ Horaber, of Browns Valley, MN., 
Mrs. Robert Sedler, of Hankinson, and Mrs. L. O. Kretchman, of Lidgerwood, two daughters-in- 
law, one son-in-law, his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. Steinwehr, Hankinson. 
Mr. Prochnow had attained the age of 59 years, 3 months and 8 days. 

********** December 21, 1944 

BROTHER OF ACADEMY STUDENT PASSED AWAY 
Roland J. Grommesh, 18, of Casselton, died at a Fargo hospital, after a three day ill- 
ness of polio. His sister, Alice, is a candidate at the St. Francis Academy in Hankinson. 
Another brother, Paul, is also ill at Fargo with the dread disease. 

********** December 28, 1945 

CARL HOLM DIED AT GRACEVILLE 
State Line Resident Succxnnbed in Physician's Office 
Carl Holm, residing one mile west of Victor in the State Line community, passed away 
Wednesday in a physician's office in Graceville, MN. He had attained the age of 58 years. 

Mr. Holm had not been well of late and had gone to Graceville to seek medical attent- 
ion, and while there passed away. 

Tentative fiineral arrangements have been made for Sunday at the Walla Lutheran Church, 
with Rev. Berguist officiating. The Wipperman Co., are in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** December 28, 1944 

MRS. EARLE SNEVE DIED WEENESDAY 
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hipp, This City 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Herding left Wednesday for Cayuga 
where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Bommersbach ' s niece, Mrs. Earl Sneve , who died at a 
Britton hospital Sunday. The former Margaret Hipp, deceased, was bom Feb. 26, 1914, in 
Hankinson. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters. Donna Gail, Peggy and Mary Lou, 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hipp,- four brothers, John, Edward and Adolph, in the Navy 
and Antone , Forman and two sisters, Mrs. Carol Jungemann, Fairmount and Mrs. Mary Holstad, 
Rutland. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 AM. , in St. Peter S Paul's Church of Cayuga, 
Father Siminski officiating. Burial will be near Dell Rapids, SD. 

********** December 28, 1944 

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19 4 5 

MOTHER OF MRS. A. HEIN PASSED AWAY 
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinn telling that Mrs. Hall passed away 
at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hein at Aberdeen, WA., Wed- 
nesday, Dec. 27th. t'lrs . Hall had been ailing for a long time. She was formerly a resident 
of Cavalier, ND. Surviving are a son, Elmer, of Glencoe , MT., and Mrs. Alfred Hein. Mrs. 
Hall will be remembered by many people here, where she often visited. 

********** January 4, 1945 

NIECE OF MR. AND MRS. ERNEST HUBRIG DIED 
A telegram received Christmas Day by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hubrig (nee Alma Krause) that 
carried the sad news of the death of their little niece, Mary Ellen Gall of New Boston, MO. 

The child died in a hospital December 24th, of diphtheria. Surviving are the sorrowing 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gall, one brother, Larry Lee, who is also ill in a hospital 
with the disease . She had reached the age of one year and five months . Funeral services 
were held on December 25th. 

********** January 4, 1945 

COUSIN OF LOCAL PEOPLE KILLED 
Mrs. Wm. Bresnahan and Mrs. Chas . Spreckels have received work that their cousin, Sgt. 
Fearon Hanlon was killed in action over Germany on Oct. 12th. He was first reported miss- 
ing . Sgt . Hanlon was an aerial gunner in the Air Corps . 

********** January 4, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Matt Kanera, Alvin and Margaret, and Mrs. Alfred Duwenhoegger and Janet attended the 
funeral, at Sisseton, on Thursday, of the former's sister, Mrs. Edward Erickson, the for- 
mer Lizzie Kanera. ********** January 4, 1945 

MRS. AGNES WAWERS DIED WEDNESDAY 
Passed away Wednesday AFter Long Illness 
Word of the death of Mrs. Agnes Wawers, whose home is near Fairmount, was received in 
Hankinson today. Mrs. Wawers had been in ill health for the past couple of years. The 
family formerly resided in the Hankinson community. 

Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church in Fairmount, Rev. Father Simon 
conducting the Mass. Burial will be at Fairmount. 

An obituary will be available for next week's paper. 

********** January 11, 1945 

CORONER'S REPORT 
During the past year Coroner Lester reported that only one inquest was necessary 
following auto accidents, the one in which Alvin Muehler was killed. The jury found, after 
testimony by G. E. Rackow, that it was an unavoidable accident. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR PETER LINGEN 
Pioneer of County Passed Away Saturday 

The Mantador community was grieved to learn of the death of Mr. Peter Lingen Satur- 
day at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . Mr. Lingen had resided in the Mantador 
community since 1903. 

Funeral services, in charge of Father Schneider, were held in Sts. Peter and Paul's 
Church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. 

Mr. Lingen was bom Jan. 5, 1858, in Germany. When thirty years of age he came to the 
United States, settling first in Iowa. Later he returned to Germany and brought his mother 
here with him. They then came to Mantador in 1903. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife, the former Mary Gaul, of Zona, MI., four 
sons: John, James and Alois, of Mantador and Nicholas in the U. S. Army; three daughters: 
Mrs. Ben Heitkamp, Barney, and Mrs. Art Paulson and Mrs. Herb Goerger, both of Mantador. 
Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery, at Mantador. 

A host of friends mourn this pioneer's passing and the sympathy of the community, is 
extended the family. ********** January 11, 1945 

MANTADOR. .. .Several from here attended the funeral Tuesday at Mooreton for Mrs. Klost- 
erman, mother of Mrs. Peter Lambertz. 

********** January 11, 1945 

NEWS OF DEATH 
GREAT BEND.... Rev. J. Bengstorf received a telegram Friday from St. Louis stating that 
his mother-in-law had passed away Thursday. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Mrs. Reng- 
storf was with her mother when the Angel of Death called. 

********** January 11, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . Mr . and Mrs. F. W. Weinkauf returned home on Saturday from Mora, MN., 
where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Weinkauf s brother. 

********** January 11, 1945 

PETER G. MAUER DIED MONDAY 

Peter G. Mauer, prominent Soo Line employee of Hankinson, died Monday, January 15th, 
at Elbow Lake, while enroute to Glenwood, MN., on train 20 and 21, on which crew he had 
served for the past three years. Apparently in good health, Mr. Mauer went out with his 
train at about 10 o'clock. While in the depot at Elbow Lake receiving train orders he was 
stricken with a heart attack, and passed away before arrival of a physician. His body was 
returned to Hankinson on the afternoon train from that city. 

Funeral services were held today (Thursday) morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Philip's 
Church, Rev. Fr. . G. E. Bierens conducting the services. Interment was in Calvary cemetery. 

Mr. Mauer was a memeber of the MCOP, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and of St. 
Philip's Church. The community extends its heartfelt sympathy to relatives who are so grief- 
stricken by the death of their loved one . 

Peter G. Mauer was born June 29th, 1904 at Hankinson, ND. , youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. 

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Bernard Mauer. On February 7th, 1928 he was united in marriage to Mary Eva Heck, and to 
this union three children were born. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his faithful wife, two daughters, Caroline and Dor- 
othy, and one son, Jerome, all at home; also his aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Mauer and three 
brothers, Frank, of Los Angeles; Losco and John, and a sister, Mary Bommersbach, of St. 
Paul, and Mrs. Rose Scheller, of this city. 

Pallbearers were: Leo Herzog, Elmer Gavel, Rudy C. Scheller, John J. Jaeger, Landis 
Mauer and Joe Mongoven. ********** January 18, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. HERMAN HOEFS 

Mrs. Herman Hoefs, of Fairmount, passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, after an 
illness of several years duration. On October 29th, she suffered a slight stroke and was 
removed to the St. Francis Hospital and after several weeks' treatment was returned to her 
home. Her condition became gradually worse and on January 9th, she was returned to the Hos- 
pital where she passed away Saturday morning at 8:10. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 18th, at her home in Fairmount and at the 
First English Lutheran Church at 2 PM. , with Rev. Rubbert in charge. Burial was made in 
Hillside Memorial in Hankinson. Pallbearers were six grandchildren: Alvin Hoefs, Wesley 
Hoefs, Delmer Hoefs, Carl Kath, Kenneth Hoefs and Gilbert Hoefs, Jr. All the children were 
present except Mrs. Gust Foeltz of Vanport City, OR. 

Mrs. Hoefs (nee Mary Bladow) was bom in Feb. of 1872, in Iron Ridge, WI . She was 
confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the late Rev. Hinck, at Great Bend. On Dec. 2nd, 1890 
she was united in marriage to Herman Hoefs. They farmed for several years in the Duerr 
Township community, and then moved to a farm near Fairmount. In 1932, they retired and 
moved to Fairmount, where they have since made their home. 

Eleven children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Hoefs: George, of Fairmount; Charles of 
Wahpeton; Rinehard, of Lidgerwood; Ema, Mrs. Chas . Kath, Jr., Lidgerwood; Linda, Mrs. 
Gus Foeltz, of Vanport, OR.; Herbert and Hilbert, of Fairmount; Irene, Mrs. Jack Place, of 
Hankinson and Richard, whose family resides at Fairmount. Richard is serving in the Navy. 
All, with the hiisband, survive to mourn their loss. One brother, Robert Bladow, 36 grand- 
children, 32 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends survive. 

********** January 18, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL FOR MRS. PETER THIEL, JR. 
MANTADOR. .. .Messrs. Albert Reiland, John Thiel and Alois Thielf left for Douglas, ND. , 
Sunday morning to attend the funeral there Tuesday of Mrs. Peter Thiel, Jr., who passed 
away on Saturday morning. Interment was made at Douglas. 

********** January 18, 1945 

T. L. EVENSON DIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral Will Be Held Saturday - 1880 Homesteader of Richland Co. 
T. L. Evenson, who has resided in Richland County since 1880, passed away at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4:20, following a year of failing health. 

Mr. Evenson came here from Norway when 9 years old. He homesteaded in Liberty Grove 

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Township in 1880, where he developed a fine farm property and home. In 1917 he retired 
and moved to Hankinson, where he had since made his home with his daughter. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday from the Congregational Church at 2 o'clock. 
Rev. James Davidson conducting the services. 

Mr. Evenson was 85 years and 10 months of age. The passing of this estimable citizen 
is deeply mourned by a host of friends made throughout the county during his long residence 
here. 

Thursten Lewis Evenson was bom March 24th, 1859, at Drammen, Norway, immigrating to 
the United States in 1868. In the year 1887 he was united in marriage at Wadena, MN., to 
Miss Lois Heathcote. To this union three children were bom. 

Surviving to mourn their loss : Mrs. Lillian Nulph, Hankinson; Mrs. Fan Lee, Miami, 
FL.; Mrs. Coty Rambert, Minneapolis, MN. One brother, Fred Ellingson, of Ashby, MN.; four 
grandchildren: Vivian Michalek, Harold Nulph, Robert and William Lee; and two great-grand- 
children, Gayle Michalek and Gciry Niilph. His wife preceded him in death in 1930. 

********** January 25, 1945 

MRS. HERTHA CAST DIED JAN. 20th - PIONEER LADY 

GREAT BEND.... The Angel of Death visited our community Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, 
Jarmary 20th, and took home one of our most beloved pioneer citizens, Mrs. Hertha Gast, at 
the age of 71 years, 10 months and 14 days. Mrs. Gast had been in ill health for 15 years. 

Mrs. Gast was bom March 6, 1873 at Iron Ridge, WI . , the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris- 
topher Krueger. She was married to Fred C. Gast, Nov. 2nd, 1893, and to this union ten child- 
ren were bom. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman, and Mrs. August Ziegelman, 
Great Bend; Geo. Gast, Fairmount; Mrs. Alfred Koppelman, Breckenridge; Arthxir Gast, Prairie 
du Sac, WI . ; Mrs. William Muehler, Wahpeton; Henry Gast, Fairmount; Mrs. Herbert Hoefs, 
Fairmoiint; Reinhard Gast, Mose, ND.; Pvt. Allen Gast, in France; and one brother; Rudolph 
Krueger, Great Bend; 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded 
her in death six years ago. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at her home at 2 PM and at the church in Sxanmit 
Township immediately following. Rev. F. Rubbert officiating. Pallbearers were six grand- 
sons: Milton and Raymond Ziegelmaui, Kenneth Hoefs, Norman Koppelman, Alfred Medenwaldt and 

Clarence Prochnow. ********** ^^,„,^ 

January 25, 1945 

TO IOWA FUNERAL 
MANTADOR. . . .Math Waxweiler left for Sioux City, lA., to attend the funeral of his Uncle. 
He will visit at Minneapolis and Rochester before returning home. 

********** January 25, 1945 

BROTHER OF JACK MCDONALD DIED IN WISCONSIN 
Chester McDonald, farmer near Portage, WI . passed away on January 10th, according to 
word received by his brother. Jack McDonald of this city. A wife survives. 

********** February d, 1945 

TO MISSOURI 
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Mrs. Walter Biggs left Monday for Sulphur Springs, MO., where she will attend the 

funeral of her husband's aunt. 

********** February 1, 1945 

JAMES LINGEN PASSED AWAY 
Death Occurred at St. Francis Hospital Tuesday 
Mr. James Lingen, prominent resident of the Mantador community, passed away at the 
St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN., on Tuesday morning, where he had been receiving 
treatment for some time . 

Funeral services will be held in Mantador. An obituary will be available for next 
week's NEWS. ********** February 8, 1945 

SISTER PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Frank and Mrs. John Pietz received word that their sister, Mrs. George Reese, of 
Los Angeles, had passed away. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 31st, at 
Los Angeles. ********** February 8, 1945 

ATTENDS MEMORIAL 
Mrs. Al Lubenow, of Norwood, ND., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hoist from 
Thursday until Saturday, while enroute to Valley City, where she attended Memorial serv- 
ices for the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Magne Mickelson, Bob Ployar, who died in action over 
Germany on Dec. 15th. The services were held on Sunday. 

********** February 8, 1945 

RETURNS FROM CANADA: ATTENDED FUNERAL 
Frank Jarski, who was called to Alberta, Canada, due to the illness of his brother, 
John Jarski, arrived following Mr. Jarski 's death on Jan. 15th. The funeral was held on 
Jan. 20th. Frank Jarski left Saturday for Minneapolis, being called by the serious ill- 
ness of his daughter (Anna) Mrs. Joe Elias , who had had eight blood transfusions at the 
General Hospital. Mr. Jarski returned home Monday. 

********** February 8, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD 
Rev. Fr. Thiel, of Wimbledon, Fr. Kaufman, of Mooreton and Fr. Schneider conducted 
funeral services for James Lingen Friday morning. Mr. Lingen was a prominent young farmer 
of this vicinity and has a host of friends who mourn his untimely death. 

MANTADOR ********** February 15, 1945 

KILLED ON WEST FRONT 
Word reached here Saturday that Lester Sandsraark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sandsmark, for- 
merly of Claire City, but now of California, was killed on the western front in Europe on 
January 8th, while in action. Lester was 19 years old and had been in the Army Ih years. 

********** February 15, 1945 

JOSEPH JAEGER DIED IN SEATTLE 
Funeral Held at Hankinson Thursday, Feb. 22nd. 
Joseph Jaeger died February 16th, at his home in Seattle, WA. , following a twelve day 
illness. Mr. Jaeger left Hankinson for Seattle three years ago, where he has since been 

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employed. His family moved there a year later. Death was due to an old injury sustained 
at Wyndmere, and he recently submitted to a surgical operation, following which he passed 
away from meningitis . 

Funeral services were held from St. Philip's Church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, 
Fr. Jos. Kucharski officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank 
Pietz, Roy Mitchell, Martin Jaeger, Nick Benroth, Art Melcher and Anton Bommersbach. 

Joseph Jaeger was born in Mantador January 11, 1895. He moved, with his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. John M. Jaeger to Hankinson, and in this city spent most of his life. He attend- 
ed school here and worked for Lindeke and Kjelstrup, and later assisted his father in well 
drilling. In 1916 he was united in marriage to Hilda Milbrandt and to this union eight 
children were born. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Jerome, Cleona, William, Joseph, John and Charles, 
all of Seattle; Stanley, reported missing in action and Daniel, B. M. 1-c, U. S. N., the 
Latter arriving at his father's bedside an hour before his death; his wife, and his mother, 
Mrs. John M. Jaeger; five sisters; Mrs. Peter Baker, Wyndmere; Mrs. Geo. Feneis, of Moore- 
ton; three brothers, Leo, of Detroit, MI., Alfred, of Mooreton and Theodore, of Minneapolis; 
also four grandchildren. ********** February 22, 1945 

BROTHER DIED 

HAMMER .Wm. Loessin received the sad news from Lidgerwood Friday that his brother 

Otto, had passed away. Otto was a mechanic in a Lidgerwood garage. 

********** February 22, 1945 

ATTENDED FUNEPAL 
I'lrs. H. F. Clough, of Grand Rapids, MI., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wick- 
man, Thursday. She had attended the funeral of Mr. Fred Clough, of Emrick, ND., on Monday. 
She was joined by her husband Thursday and they left for their home at Grand Rapids, MI. 

********** February 22, 1945 

CALLED HOME 
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Wipperman Chapel for the infant son of Mr. 
and Mrs. John White, born Friday at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Rev. Jas . 
Davidson officiated and burial was in the Congregational Cemetery. 

********** February 22, 1945 

SECOND WALLMAN SOLDIER KILLED 
Pfc. Ed. Wallman, Inf., Died in Luzon - Pvt. Otto Died in France Battle 
NOTICES FROM THE WAR DEPT. RECEIVED LESS THAN SIX MONTHS APART 
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wallman received word Monday telling them their son, Pfc. Ed v;all- 
man, had been killed in action. This is the second of four sons serving in the war to be 
killed in less than six months. 

Pfc. Ed Wallman was killed in the fighting at Luzon, in the Philippine Campaign, on 
January 30th, 1945, according to the letter received from the War Department by his parents. 
Edward entered the army on February 20, 1942, at Fort Snelling. From there he was sent 

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to Texas for training, and was assigned to Co. K, of the 129th Infantry. From there he 
went with his outfit to San Francisco, leaving for overseas in July of 1942, after less 
than six months service in the Armed Forces. Pfc. Wallman, since going overseas, has seen 
considerable active service against the Japs . 

Pvt. Otto L. Wallman was killed on August 25th in France. 

Mrs. Walijnan is at present confined to her home from injuries sustained from a fall 
in her home. ********** March 1, 1945 

NELS DALSEG DIED FEB. 17 

Nels Dalseg, father of Ole Dalseg, former Hankinson photographer, died at Fergus Falls, 
on Feb. 17th. ********** March 1, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Gustave Rud, of Gleghor, lA., arrived here Friday to attend the fiin- 
eral of his father, Martin Larson Rud. Deceased moved to Roberts County in 1895, and sett- 
led on land south of New Effington. He was 80 years old. 

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NEW EFFINGTON LUTHER HOFSTAD DIED. .. .Luther Hofstad, a former resident of New Eff- 
ington, passed away Feb. 14th, in Los Angeles. Burial was at Watertown, SD. 

********** March 1, 1945 

ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR SAILOR AT PORTER 
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kuemper accompanied Mrs. Kuemper's sisters and brother-in-law, Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Fust, of Geneseo, Mrs. Leo Snyder, of Wyndmere, to Porter, MN., Saturday to 
attend the Memorial service on Sunday for their nephew, Leroy Olson, U. S. Navy, who was 
killed in a windstorm, at Kodiak, AK., on January 15th. His body and nine other sailors 

were found and buried in Alaska. 

********** March 1, 1945 

MRS. ANNA MILBRANDT DIED MARCH 4th 
Funeral Services to be Held Friday in City 

Funeral services will be held at the Em. Evangelical & Reformed Church Friday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A. A. Graf conducting the services for Mrs. Anna Milbrandt. 

Mrs. Milbrandt had been in ill health for several years, and two years ago was taken 
to a home in Wahpeton where she received treatment. Her condition became steadily worse 
and she passed away March 4th. 

Mrs. Anna Amelia Alvina Milbrandt was boim April 13th, 1869, in Germany, to Parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neuman. When a young lady she came to the United States and the family 
made their home in the Great Bend community. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church on 
April 6th, 1884. In May, 189 3, she was united in marriage to Fred Milbrandt, at the Emm. 
Evan. Church, Hankinson, Rev. Aug. Wamecke conducting the ceremony. Mr. Milbrandt passed 
away March 7th, 1912, and in 1920, Mrs. Milbrandt moved to Hankinson where she had since 
made her home . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: seven sons, Paul, Otto, Arthur, Wm., Theodore, Har- 
ry and George; and four daughters, Mrs. Laura Kurth, Mrs. Minnie Berg, Mrs. Olga Mc Cabe 
and Mrs. Anna Frame. Two brothers, Theo Milbrandt and Otto Milbrandt; 30 grandchildren, 

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15 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends made throughout her long life spent in 
this community. ********** March 8, 1945 

REV. FR. WILKES DIED 
Word came to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lugert, of the death of Rev. Fr. John Wilkes at Miller- 
sville Tuesday. Father John, a cousin of Mrs. Lugert and Mrs. Porter, was well known in 
this vicinity having often visited his brother, the late Rev. Fr. Herman Wilkes here. 

********** March 8, 1945 

ELMER KLAWITTER KILLED IN ACTION 
Made Supreme Sacrifice on German Front, Feb. 23rd 
Staff Sergeant Elmer L. Klawitter was killed in action on the German front on Feb. 
23rd, according to a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Emelia Klawitter, formerly of 
northwest of Hankinson, now living in Minneapolis with her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Carlson. 
Sgt. Klawitter was 29 years old and enlisted in the service of the nation in December 
of 1942. He received his training at an Army camp in Mississippi, and was sent overseas 
the early part of September, 1944, from his advanced training base at Nashville, TN. He 
was serving in Co. M. 376th Infantry, when he was killed. 

Surviving are his mother and five sisters, Mrs. Fred Rosnow, Mrs. Ben Born, Mrs. Er- 
vin Lagerquist, Mrs. Lawrence Carlson and Mrs. Harold Nyberg, all of Minneapolis. 

********** March 15, 1945 

DEATH FOLLOWS GASOLINE BURNS 
Mrs . Ervin Prochnow Victim of Tragic Accident on Saturday Morning 
The exploding of a jug of high test gasoline caused the death of Mrs. Ervin Prochnow 
several hours after the accident at the Providence Hospital in Hankinson Saturday. 

Mrs . Prochnow had generated two irons preparatory to doing some ironing . She had 
filled the irons from a jug of gasoline and when she lifted the container the bottom fell 
out and the explosive liquid ignited immediately from the flames in the irons. 

The lady was engulfed in flames immediately. Her son, Delbert and Willis, who were 
in the room, went to her rescue, and were burned attempting to get the flaming clothes from 
their mother. The lady, however, suffered severe bums before this could be done. Mrs. 
Prochnow was taken to the hospital in Hankinson, where she was given treatment, but medical 
aid was of no avail and she passed away at 9:15 o'clock Saturday night. 

Mrs. Prochnow was taken to the hospital by her daughter, Dorine, one of the ladies at 
the home when the accident occurred. Two other daughters-in-law, Mrs. Delbert and Mrs. 
Willis Prochnow were also at home, the latter two being at work in the adjoining room. 

Fire, resulting from the burning gas, ignited the kitchen, and the young people fought 
the flames with milk, which was on hand following the morning's milking, confining the dam- 
aged to the kitchen. 

The obituary of Mrs. Ervin Prochnow is continued on another page of this paper. 

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MRS. ERVIN PROCHNOW 
Funeral services for Mrs. Ervin Prochnow were held in Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church on 

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Wednesday, March 14th, the Rev. G. C. Michael conducting the services, delivering the ser- 
mon on the basis of Isaiah 45, 15 and Liike 12, 37. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery 
north of town. A brief service for relatives and close friends was held at the home of 
the deceased. 

Martha Steinwehr-Prochnow was born Nov. 22, 1890, in Belford Township, the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Steinwehr. She was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Ev. Luther- 
an Church in Belford Township and where she was also united in matrimony to Ervin Prochnow 
on July 6, 1910, the Rev. R. Hilgendorf officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Prochnow at once moved 
to the farm southeast of Hankinson where the accident occurred which caused her death on 
Saturday. Mr. Prochnow had preceded her in death last December 18th. 

Mrs. Prochnow leaves to mourn her sudden passing her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. 
Steinwehr, her aged mother-in-law, Mrs. Herman Prochnow, all of Hankinson, four sons, Alvin, 
Delbert, Willis and Donald, also of Hankinson, Mrs. Orville Frey of Minneapolis, and Dor- 
ine, of HanScinson, three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, two grandchildren, and one bro- 
ther, Theodore, of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Prochnow reached an age of 54 years, 3 months and 18 days. The following served 
as pallbearers, Vernon Sedler, Arthur Prochnow, Harmon Prochnow, Edmund Hohenstem, Gordon 
Prochnow and Clarence Prochnow. 

********** March 15, 1945 

ADOLPH KRAUSE DIED IN CRASH 
Lidgerwood Farmer and Sister Killed in Minn. 

Adolph Krause, 44, Lidgerwood, was fatally injured when his car was struck by a frei- 
ght train at Inver Grove, MN., and died two hours later in a hospital. His sister, Lou- 
ella Krause, Minneapolis, died six hours after her brother. 

Mr. Krause is a farmer near State Line, south of Lidgerwood. Mrs. A. Krause is the 
former Hilda Koeppe, well known in the Hankinson community. Mr. Krause was enroute to 
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HAMMER NEWS.'. . .Gabriel Knutson, who resides near the State Line, reports that his 
brother recently passed away in the state of Washington. 

********** March 15, 1945 

BROTHER OF LOCAL TEACHER PASSED AWAY AT HOME 
Waif red E. Karlstrom, 40, brother of Miss Eunice Karlstrom, of Hankinson, was found 
dead at his home Saturday night. Miss Karlstrom, who was spending the weekend in Moor- 
head, discovered the body when she entered the home. Mr. Karlstrom had apparently been 
dead for several days. He was a portrait painter and artist. 

********** March 22 , 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .PASSED AWAY.... Mrs. Minnie Buttenhoff passed away Sunday at the 

Wahpeton Hospital. Her health had been failing for some time. Burial was made Friday 

near Danube, MN. 

********* * March 22, 1945 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR LEO. J. BRINKMAN 

Former City Covmcilman and State Employee 

FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY IN HANKINSON 

The Angel of Death called L. J. Brinkman, prominent citizen of Hankinson, Sunday at 
a Dunseith, ND., Hospital, where he had been receiving medical care for the past four weeks. 
Death was due to meningitis . 

Mr. Brin3anan had served both the city and state as a public official, being a member of 
the city council for several years and later was Game Warden for the state and a represent- 
ative of the State Mill. Prior to his later association he was employed by the Soo Line and 
later as foreman of the Hankinson Auto Co. At the time he was taken ill he was conducting 
a large seed business throughout the territory with his headquarters in Hankinson. 

Funeral services were conducted at St. Philip's Church Wednesday, with a High Requiem 
Mass at 10:30 with Fr. Jos. Kucharski officiating, before a host of relatives and friends 
who had come to pay their last earthly respects to a conscientio\is citizen and fine neighbor. 

Pallbearers were: PaiiL Kinn, Frank J. LaQua, John A. Hentz, John Sahli, Henry Wawers 
and John Roth. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery. 

Leo J. Brinkman was bom Nov. 24th, 1891, at Great Bend, in which community he grew 
to manhood. February 17, 1917, he was united in holy wedlock in Minneapolis to Miss Lenore 
Bailey, of Lidgerwood. Eight children blessed this union, Mrs. K. Corrigan (Minerva), Grand 
Rapids, MI.; Mrs. T. W. Moore (Margaret), Chicago; Pfc. James Brinkman, U. S. Marine Corps; 
Geneva, Cadet Nurse, Evanston, IL.; Catherine, Joan, Leo, Jr., and Bruce, at home, who with 
his wife, Mrs. L. J. Brinkman, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Brinkman, of Fargo, survive 
to mourn their loss. ********** March 29, 1945 

MRS. R. P. SCHNELL DIED ON MONDAY 
Funeral Held Wednesday Morning Here 

Mrs. R. P. Schnell passed away at St. Francis Hospital Monday, March 26th, following 
an illness of four weeks' duration. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock VJednesday 
morning at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. G. C. Bierens conducting the solemn rites. 

Pallbearers were Elroy Kinn, John Roth, Nick Ehli, Balzer Frison, Martin Bommersbach 
and Frank Althoff. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Josephine Berger was bom in Russia, Sept. 16th, 1890, and came to the United States 
in 1900. She settled at Richardton, ND. On Nov. 21st, 1922, she was united in marriage to 
R. P. Schnell. They made their home at Lemon, SD. , and four years ago came to Hankinson 
where she resided until death. 

Surviving are seven children, Delores, Warren, Shirley, Arnold, Anton, Margie, James 
and her husband, R. P. Schnell. 

Attending the funeral from out of town were her father, John Berger, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Berger, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berger, all of Richardton, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schnell, of 
Dickinson. ********** March 29, 1945 

WAHPETON RESTAURANT MAN DIED THURSDAY 

Paul Paramithas, 66, prominent Wahpeton restaurant owner, emd a member of the American 



Legion, was killed in an auto collision in Wahpeton. He was returning from Fergus Falls. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday in Wahpeton. 

********** March 29, 1945 

FORMER NEW EFFINGTON MAN DIED IN MICHIGAN 

Knute Beito passed away suddenly March 14th, at Flint, MI., at the age of 44 years. 
Knute Beito was bom at Homestead, Richland County, July 12th, 1900. In 1915 the family 
moved to a farm near New Effington. In 1927, he was married to Hulda Ostlund, to which 
union three children were bom. In 1937 the family moved to Flint, MI., where he worked 
for the Fischer Company. ********** April 5, 1945 

MES. MARGARET MULLER 

GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Margaretta Muller (nee Meyer) passed away Satvirday at 4:20 PM. , at 
St. Mary's Hospital after several month's illness. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit 
Township, Rev. Rubbert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Mrs. Muller was born January 10th, 1864 in Bordel, Germany. She was baptized and con- 
firmed in the Lutheran faith. She was united in marriage to Wm. Muller, May 17th, 1890 and 
this union was blessed with twelve children. Mrs. Muller came to America with her husband 
and two children in December of 1922, and have made their home in Great Bend for the past 
several years . 

Surviving are: her sorrowing husband, two sons, August, of Fairmount and William of 
Wahpeton; three daughters (Alvina) Mrs. Tony Schiller, of California; Ema and Augusta in 
Germany; 23 grandchildren also survive. 

********** April 5, 1945 

CHILD DIED 
The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Johnson was taken suddenly ill Saturday 
noon and passed away at the Graceville Hospital at 11 PM. 

********** April 5, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Ewald Medenwaldt, who was accompanied by her mother and sister, arrived home 
Monday from Breckenridge after attending the funeral of her brother, Knute Beito, at Flint, 
MI., who died Wednesday morning from a heart attack. He was 44 years old. 

********** April 5, 1945 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lock, of Rutland, spent Wednesday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. J. Bonimersbach . The latter and son. Bob, retximed with them to Forman, where they will 
attend the fiineral of a friend, Mrs. Colby. 

********** April 5, 1945 

SOLDIER KILLED 
Pfc. Leonard Kriz, of Milnor, ND. , was killed in the European area. He had been over- 
seas for two and one half years. Pfc. Kriz is a cousin of Mrs. Weston in this city. 

********** April 5, 1945 

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PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES DIED IN WARM SPRINGS, GA. , TODAY 
Message That Victory Was Near Received Before Death Occurred 
SIXTH PRESIDENT TO SERVE DURING MAJOR V7ARS 
Funeral Services Set For Saturday 
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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS DEAD. That is the word that came over the radios 
of the nation, shocking and bewildering oxir millions of citizens. The message was difficult 
to believe, but continued repeating convinced the people that President Franklin Delano Roos- 
evelt has passed on to the Heavenly Kingdom. 

Death came to our President at 2:30 PM. , in his favorite resting place at Warm Springs, 
GA. , where he had gone to rest from his arduous wartime duties. The President was expect- 
ing to speak to the nation in a day or two, but was taken suddenly ill at noon and before 
his physician could arrive had passed into a comma and passed away just a few minutes later. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was 64 years of age. Throughout his life he held many imp- 
ortant public offices and from Governor of New York was elevated to the Presidency. He was 
elected to this later office during the depression of 1928 to 1933, and instituted reforms 
throughout every branch of the government. 

Successively the electorate re-elected him to the Nation's highest office in 1936, 1940 
and 1944. He had served for thirteen years when taken in death. 

War was thrust upon the country by Japan during his third term in office, and under his 
guidance the nation converted from peace to war, and a few hours before his demise word 
from the battlefronts told that victory in E-urope was a matter of a few days away; and on 
the other side of the world victory was assured for American Arms. 

The sad news of the President's death was sent to his four sons in the Armed Forces by 
Mrs. Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was the Nations sixth war time president. Others were 
Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, McKinley and Wilson. Even as in the case of Abraham Lincoln's 
death at the close of war, our Nation will also suffer because President Roosevelts last days 
were spent in planning for the peace that is soon to come into the world. 

The body of .the late President will be moved to Washington, where it will lie in state, 
and then be taken to Hyde Park, the Roosevelt home, for burial. Funeral services, tentative, 
have been set for Saturday. 

Harry S. Truman, of Missouri, Vice President, has been sworn in and is now President 
of the United States. He has announced that he will continue the policies inaugrated by his 
predecessor. ********** April 12, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON Bert L. Braaten passed away last week at the Sisseton Hospital. Funer- 
al services were held at the Zion Church. 

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Funeral services were held Tuesday for the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford 
Johnson, of near White Rock. ********** April 12, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON Heart trouble claimed the life of Joe Hanson Friday night at the Vet- 
erans Hospital in Fargo, after he had told earlier in the day of severe chest pains. 

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He was taken to a Wheaton doctor and then to the Fargo Hospital where he passed away. 

**** ****** April 19, 1945 

NELS SWANSON DIED 
Nels Swanson, who formerly lived on the Walt Viel farm passed away Sunday at the Siss- 
eton Hospital. ********** April 19, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Milbrandt, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Westphal left Tuesday for Leola, SD. , 
where they will attend the funeral of Mrs. Julius Hoefs. 

********** April 19, 1945 

MRS. MARY FOERTSCH DIED IN CITY 
Funeral Held at Mantador Thursday Morning 
Mrs. Mary Foertsch, of Mantador, passed away Monday evening at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. John Krump, in Hankinson, following a short illness, due to the infirmities of old age. 

Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Chas . Schneider off- 
iciating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Mantador. 

Mary Seuer was bom Dec. 20th, 1863, at Marytown, WI . , in which city she grew to woman- 
hood and was iinited in marriage to Mr. Foertsch. In 1903 the family moved to Mantador, where 
she had since made her home, until brought to Hankinson because of illness. T^n children 
were bom to this union. Her husband preceded her in death in 1924. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: John Foertsch, Wyndmere; Joe, of Mantador; Mrs. John 
M. Krump; Mrs. Peter J. Krump, Hankinson; Mrs. Nick Lambertz, Hinkley, MN.; Henry and Ervin, 
of Minneapolis; sixty four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Nine grandchild- 
ren are in the Armed Forces. Also two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Reiden, Mount Calvary, WI . ; Mrs. 
Walter Herron, Jacksonville, FL. ; two brothers, John Seuer, New Holstein, WI.; Carl Seuer, of 
Wahpeton. ********** April 26, 1945 

KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT 
Former Resident of Hankinson - Mother Resides in Yakima, Wash. 
Word received by relatives in this community tells that Paul Heger, formerly of this 
city, was killed in a car accident in Seattle, WA. , on Sunday. He was 24 years of age. 

Paul, who has a brother, Lawrence, residing near Lidgerwood, resided south of town for 
many years. After the family's departure from this community, they moved to Yakima, WA. , 
where the mother, Mrs. Nellie Heger, still resides. Paul was forman in the International 
Harvester plant in Yakima. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Yakima. 

********** April 26, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN LEINEN 
Passed Away at St. Francis Hospital Saturday 
Funeral services were held Tuesday from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount for 
John Leinen, pioneer farmer of Brsjidenbxirg Tsp., who passed away Saturday at the St. Francis 
Hospital in Breckenridge . Rev. F. A. Meyer and Rev. M. J. Simon were in charge of the 
services . 

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Mr. Leinen came to the States from Germany and settled with his parents on a farm in 
Brandenburg Township, where he resided for the following 63 years. 

John Leinen was bom April 15, 1876 and in 1904 was linited in marriage to Elizabeth 
Kinn at St. Joseph's Church in Summit Township. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Mrs. John Roth, Hankinson; Max of Milwaiikee; Michael, 
of Fairmount; Mrs. Harry Radke and Lawrence of Milwaukee; Mrs. Tom Egan, Tyler; Mrs. Clarence 
Schmidt and Jerome of Fairmovmt; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schaeffer, Mankato and Mrs. 



Gertrude Meyer, Fairmount. ********** 



April 26, 1945 



HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henke drove to Grenville, Saturday to attend the funeral of 
Mrs. Henke 's mother, Mrs. Mathews, which took place that day. 

********** April 26, 1945 

HUGO MITZEL DIED IN YAKIMA, WASH. 
H. C. Bohn received a telegram on Thursday telling of the death of his brother-in-law, 
Hugo Mitzel, at Yakima, WA. Mr. Mitzel, passed away that morning. The Mitzel's have many 

friends and relatives here who were saddened by the news. ....GREAT BEND 

********** April 26, 1945 

MANTADOR ATTENDING FUNERAL Mrs. Joe Schieb left on Friday for Milwaukee, WI . , 

to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law. 

********** April 26, 1945 



Mrs. Edwin Gaedcke attended the funeral of her a\int, Mrs. Julius Hoefts on Tuesday 

April 26, 1945 



of last week at Leola, SD. ********** 



FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN WOIWODE 
Passed Away While Doing Farm Chores on Farm 
Funeral services for John Woiwode, of Mantador, were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock 
at Sts. Peter S Pauls Church, Fr. Chas. Schneider officiating. 

Mr. Woiwode passed away in the morning of April 25th, while taking care of his farm 
chores. He was found by his son, Elmer, who was assisting with the work. 

John Woiwode was bom Oct. 26th, 1867, in Germany, and after immigrating to the United 
States, settled on a farm near Mantador. In Nov. 1895, he was united in holy wedlock to Ber- 
tha Goeltz, at Mantador. To this union five children were bom, one preceding him in death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife; two daughters; Mrs. Lou Strachauer, Detroit 
Lakes; Mrs. Fred Schmitz, Mantador; two sons, Elmer, at Mantador, and Clarence Woiwode, of 
Mott, ND.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Halpaus and one brother, Frank Woiwode, both of Douglas 
ND. Twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Pallbearers were: John Pellman, Bert Gira, Albert Reiland, Barney Baker and Mike Lugert. 

********** May 3, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Minnie Jentz left for Owatonna, MN. , where she attended the funeral of her sister- 
in-law, Mrs. August Jentz. She will visit in Belle Plaine before returning home. 

********** May 3, 1945 

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ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Radloff, Jr., attended the funeral of the two year old daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Schultz, which was held Sunday at Great Bend. 

********** j^y 3^ 1945 

TRAGIC ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF LITTLE CHILD 
Raymond, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polifka, was fatally injured Saturday 
on the Jos. Dolezal farm, west of Mantador. His clothing became entangled in a drive shaft 
of a truck. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he passed away. 

The child was caught in the truck gear when Mr. Dolezal started to back up for a load of 
wheat. The father is working on the coast. His parents and six brothers and sisters survive. 

********** j^lay 10, 1945 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF 87 YEAR OLD SISTER 
Mrs. Catherine Smith, of Bismarck, ND., spent Wednesday afternoon here as a guest of 
Miss Marie Schiltz. She had returned from Minneapolis, where she and her mother, Mrs. Matt 
Schramm, of Eden Valley, had attended the fimeral of the latter 's sister, aged 87 years. 

Mrs. Smith will go to Fairmount where she expects to visit before returning to Bismarck. 
She also tells that Tom Schramm, Jr., who has been with the U. S. Navy for many years, is 
now on shore duty at Spokane, WA. -'f 



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May 10, 1945 



GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stroehl, of Lidgerwood, were Sunday dinner guests at 
the Ed. Loll, Sr. , home and attended the funeral of their niece, Lana Mae Schultz, on Sun- 
day afternoon. ********** May 10, 1945 

MANTADOR. .. .Messrs. C. M. Puetz and Barney Goerger attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary 

Bawler, at Madison, MN., on Wednesday. 

********** May 10, 1945 

FORMER HANKINSON BANKER DIED 
Albert Peterson Lately A Resident of Hawley 
Albert Peterson, 69, Hawley, former Hankinson banker, passed away in a Fargo hospital 
Wednesday, according to an item published in the Fargo Forum. 

Mr. Peterson was cashier of the Farmers s Merchants Bank in Hankinson until that instit- 
tuion closed. For a time he was associated with the State Banking Receivership, and then 
went to Hawley, where he had since made his home. His wife survives. 
An Obituary will be available for next week's NEWS. 

********** May 17, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. J. M. Jaeger left to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Jaeger, who passed 
away at her home in Mahnoman, MN., Sunday. Funeral services were held Friday. Mrs. Geo. 
Fenies, of Moore ton, accompanied her mother. 

********** May 17, 1945 

HAMMER. .. .Mrs. Otto Loessin and daughter, Luella, left Tuesday of last week for Austin, 

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MN., where they attended the funeral of their granddaughter, Mary Kramer. 

********** May 17, 1945 

KILLED IN ACTION 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Word was received here this week that Richard Olson, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ruben Olson was killed in action on April 16th in Germany. 

********** May 17, 1945 

RAY LAWLER FATALLY HURT 
Former Hankinson Man Died in Milwaukee 
The following article from the Milwaukee Journal tells of the death of Raymond M. Law- 
ler, formerly of Hankinson, but for the past couple of years residing with his father, Pat 
Lawler, in Milwa\ikee : 

"Two brothers are held by the police pending the outcome of an investigation into the 
death early Saturday morning of Raymond Lawler, 26, an employee of the American Express Co. 

Lawler was found unconscious at 2:10 Saturday in the rear of a restaurant. He died 
at 5:50 without having regained consciousness. 

Police learned that Lawler had attended a birthday party Friday night with one of the 
brothers and that during an argvunent the other brother happened to come by and struck Law- 
ler." 



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May 24, 1945 



GREAT BEND.... The little child bom May 19th to Mr. and Mrs. George Ziegelman lived 
only a few hours. Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery on Monday. 

********** I4ay 24, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
MANTADOR. . . . John Krause , Mr. and Mrs. Lorry Krause and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Krause, of Mooreton and Norma Krause, of Barney, attended the funeral at Webster, SD., for 
their aunt, Mrs. Wm. Krause. ********** May 24, 1945 

CARL POPP, PIONEER, FUNERAL TUESDAY 
Funeral services for Carl Popp, pioneer of Richland county were held in Wahpeton Tues- 
day afternoon. Mr. Popp passed away Satvirday morning at the St. Francis Hospital. He was 
79 years of age, and was born in Germany. 

********** Hay 31, 1945 

SISTER OF HAROLD CLARK DIED AT MINOT 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark were called to Minot Tuesday, following word that his sister 
had passed away. Recently the sister was taken seriously ill in New York state, and Mr. 
Clark and his mother made a trip there to be at the bedside. 

********** May 31, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Lawrence Bremseth received a telegram the other day informing him of 
the death of his brother's wife, Mrs. Lewis Bremseth, of Zumbrota, MN. The funeral was held 
Wednesday. ********** May 31, 1945 

CARL MOELLER DIED 



NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Carl Moeller passed away at his home in White Rock Saturday from a 
heart attack. He was bom in Germany, and came to America in 1883. Surviving are Herman, 
of Wahpeton, Arnold, of Lidgerwood, Arthur, of Dumont, Martin, White Rock, and Mrs. Paul 
Meyer, of Fargo. ********** May 31, 1945 

REV. CLOETER, PIONEER MINISTER, DIED 
Funeral Services to be Held Near Lidgerwood 

Fxmeral services for Rev. Julius Cloeter will be held Friday, July 8th, at 2:30 PM., 
MWT, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Chiirch, six miles southeast of Lidgerwood. Pastor L. Stol- 
per. South St. Paul, MN., will deliver the German sermon and Pastor A. Rubbert, of Kramer, 
ND. , the English sermon. 

Pastor Cloeter passed away rather suddenly at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, 
at Bird Island, MN. Death was caused by heart failure. 

Pastor Cloeter spent the entire period of his ministry in the parish southeast of Lid- 
gerwood. Plans were made to celebrate his golden anniversay in the ministry later this 
summer. He had been ordained and installed Sept. 22, 1895 by the sainted pastor T. Hinck, 
having come as a candidate from Concordia Theological Seminary at St. Louis, MO. He also 
served in various capacities as a member of the North Dakota and Montana District of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and other states, being Mission Director for 

the state of Montana for a time. 

********** June 7, 1945 

ATTENDED FUNERAL 
Mrs. Wm. Popp and daughter, Mrs. Ed Krause and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Popp and family 
attended the funeral of Carl Popp, pioneer of Richland County, held at Wahpeton Tuesday. 

********** June 7, 1945 

RETURNS HOME AFTER ATTENDING SISTER'S FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Clark returned home from Minot, ND. , where they had gone following 
the announcement of the death of his sister. 

Burial services were held Tuesday at Loyalville, PA., for Mrs. Aubrey Williams, 43, the 
former Ida Clark, of Glenbum and Minot, who died on May 26th in Canandaigua, NY. She leaves 
her husband and two daughters, aged 9 and 7; her mother, Mrs. Maude Clark, of Glenbum; two 
sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Williams underwent a major surgery in April. Her mother, 
sisters and brothers visiting her while in the hospital, her mother remaining. Mrs. Williams 
was bom near Glenbum, and was a graduate of the Minot Teachers College and later taught 
in the Minot public schools. Her marriage to Aubrey Williams, of Sweet Valley, PA., took 
place June 8, 1933, where they made their home. 

********** June 7, 1945 

PIONEER MAN CALLED IN DEATH 
Carl Milbrandt F\meral To Be Held Friday 
Carl Milbrandt, Sr., 76, pioneer resident of this community, passed away Tuesday even- 
ing following a two day illness. He had been enjoying good health until Monday morning 
when he was stricken and next morning was taken in the Wipperman ambulance to St. Mary's 

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Hospital, Wahpeton, where he passed away later in the day. 

Mr. Milbrandt was bom in Germany, Dec. 19, 1868. When but a few years of age he came 
to this coxmtry with his parents and settled near Winona, MN. Later he moved to Hankinson. 
They took up a homestead on a farm two miles south of this city. In 192 3, they moved to a 
farm near Lidgerwood, and later moved to a farm near Great Bend. Two years ago Mr. Mil- 
brandt and daughter Elizabeth, moved to Hankinson, where they have since made their home. 

Fioneral services will be held at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical S Beformed Church of 
which he was a member. Pallbearers were: Robert Gutzmer, Gustave Kuehl, Fred Buckhouse, 
Otto Buckhouse, Rudolph Gustman etnd Ed Buckhouse. 

Surviving to mourn his passing are three daughters; Mrs. Wm. Lvibenow, of Detroit Lakes; 
Mrs. Wm. Boldt, of Great Bend and Elizabeth, of Hankinson; six sons; Allen, Great Bend; Ed 
of Perham and Reinhold, Arthur, Carl, Jr., and Arnold, of Hankinson. Sixteen grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Bertha Wohlsdorf and one brother, of Frazee, 
MN. His wife preceded her husband in death about ten years ago. 

********** June 14, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mersch, Bonita and Norbert went to Madison, MN., to attend the 
funeral of an aunt. ********** June 14, 1945 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Allen and children spent Saturday ctnd Svmday visiting her mother, 
Mrs. J. C. Hoist. They were enroute home from a visit in Minneapolis, where they attended 
the funeral of a brother-in-law. 

********** June 14, 1945 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR PVT. THEO. BUCK 
Memorial services for Pvt. Theo. Buck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Buck, of Summit Town- 
ship, were held Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Svmraiit. Rev. F. A. Rubbert con- 
ducted the services . 

Pvt. Buck was reported missing in action August 11, 1944, and early this month the 
parents received word from the War Department telling that he had made the supreme sacrifice. 
He leaves his parents, his wife and three brothers and four sisters. 

********** J-ane 21, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MANTADOR LADY 

Funeral services were held Monday from St. Anthony Church in Mooreton, for Mrs. Henry 

Heitkamp, of Barney, who died from heart trouble in St. Francis Hospital Friday. Rev. Leo 

Kaufman conducted the services. 

********** June 21, 1945 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 
A memorial service was held in Bethania Lutheran Church at Rosholt Sunday afternoon 
to honor the memory of the late Pfc. Julian Hosthjor who died valiantly on the field of 
battle in France, October 21st. ********** june 21, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

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Mr. and Mrs. Tony Fischer, of Page, ND. , stopped off here Saturday and spent the day 
visiting relatives. They were enroute to Page from Claire City, SD. , where they had attend- 
ed the funeral of Mr. Fisher's sister, Mrs. Frank Wolfe, which was held Friday. 

********** June 28, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Lawrence Ouaal, of Rosholt, former New Effington resident, passed away 
last week. He resided in New Effington Until July, 1917, when he moved to Rosholt. 

********** June 28, 1945 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN CALIFORNIA HOME 
Word was received here this week of the death of Mrs. J. W. Yorka, at her home in 
Linda, CA. , June 25th. She is well known here, the Hargraves being residents of this city 
when her husband was employed in the Farmers & Merchants Bank here. 

********** July 5, 1945 

PFC. ALLEN STEIN KILLED IN ACTION 
Twin Brother on Okinawa, Writes Father First Word of Occurrence 
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD JULY 22 IN CITY 
Another Hankinson member of the Armed Forces of the Nation has made the supreme sacri- 
fice, Pfc. Allen G. Stein, son of Mr. Ed Stein, of this city. 

Word of this was received from the War Department, the message saying: '^ 
"The Secretary of War has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Pfc. Allen 
G. Stein, was killed in action on Okinawa, June 15th, 1945; Confirming letter follows. 
Witsell, Adjutant." 

This however, was not the first notification Mr. Stein had had of the death of his son. 
Pfc. Allen's twin brother, Arnold, who served in the same Infantry Regiment wrote to his 
father from Okinawa, stating that his brother had lost his life on June 12th, 1945. He said 
"not to expect Allen to come back. I was up there and I know. I feel so terrible about it." 
This message was received about two weeks before the official notice. 

Allen was inducted last fall, and after only a few weeks training in Texas was sent 
as a replacement to the 17th Inf., Co. F, and he was with this twin brother, Arnold, when 
they were sent into the battle for Okinawa, where they fought until nearly the end of that 
terrible campaign. 

In this battle, Arnold, was wounded and was hospitalized, but returned to the front 
later. Another brother, Edward, is now in the Army, stationed in California. 

Allen G. Stein was bom May 14th, 1926, in Hankinson and was confirmed at the Evan- 
gelical & Reformed Chiirch in Hankinson by Rev. Meyer. He attended the Hankinson schools, 
from which he graduated and shortly after entered the Armed Forces. 

Surviving are his father, the two brothers named above and four sisters, Mildred, Vema, 
Leona and Lora. His mother preceded him in death when he was a small child. 

********** July 12, 1945 

FATHER OF REV. GRAF PASSED AWAY 
Pioneer of North Dakota - Resident of Streeter 
Mr. John Graf, Jr., father of Rev. A. A. Graf, of this city, passed away at Trinity 

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Hospital in Jamestown, following ten weeks' illness. Mr. Graf has resided here with his 
son vintil two weeks ago, when he returned to enter the Jamestown Hospital. 

John Graf was bom Nov. 11, 1870, being a pioneer of North Dakota, he engaged in farm- 
ing for a time, and then entered business at Streeter, ND. Four years ago he retired, and 
continued to make his home in Streeter. 

Mr. Graf's wife preceded him in death two years ago. Five sons and five daughters 
STirvive to mourn their loss. Fimeral services will be held on Sionday, July 15th, at Streeter 
at the Evangelical Church. 

There will be no services Sunday in the Hankinson Ev. S Reformed C3iurch, the pastor 
attending the funeral. ********** July 12, 1945 

NAVY MAN CALLED HOME BY DEATH OF FATHER 
Frank Baumann, MOMM, 3-c, who is stationed in Cleveland, OH., was called home by the 
serious illness of his father, Frank Baumann, who passed away Sunday at his home in Lidger- 
wood. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Boniface's Church. Frank and wife visited 
with the latter' s mother, Mrs. Frank Budge in Hankinson on Monday. 

********** J\ily 12, 1945 

CARL HAEGER DIED IN BISMARCK 
Former Resident of Hankinson - Funeral Friday 
Lawrence Haeger received word on Tuesday telling that his father, Carl Haeger, of Bis- 
marck, had passed away at the St. Mary's Hospital in Bismarck Tuesday evening following a 
lingering illness. For the past two months he had been bed-ridden. 

Lawrence departed Wednesday to attend the funeral services which will be held 
on Friday. Mr. Haeger made his home in the south vicinity of Richland for many years. He 
was bom in Austria, and after coming to the United States, was united in marriage to Miss 
Nellie Walker of this community. Nine children were born to the union. Surviving are Mrs. 
Herbert Pahl, Yakima, WA. : Mrs. Cook, Davis, and Mrs. Dorothy Neill, Vemicia, WA., and 
Mrs. Tom Perrah, Seattle; three sons, Carl, of Tacoma, Maurice of Underwood and Lawrence 
here. ********** j^^y 2.2, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON PFC JOHNSON KILLED Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson, of New Effington, 

received word from the War Department telling her that her son, Pfc. Wesley K. Johnson, died 
of wounds on Okinawa, May 26th. 

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NEW EFFINGTON HENRY BENSON DIED. .. .Henry Howard Benson, who was born on a farm near 

New Effington, where he resided until his death on June 28th. He was married to Mabel Bra- 
aten on April 3, 1926. Four sons survive. Henry served on various boards during his life, 
as chairman of the Lein school board and clerk of Lien Township. 

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NEW EFFINGTON .... The community was saddened Saturday by the death of another pioneer, 
Mrs. M. A. Schafte, at the Veblen Hospital. 

********** July 12, 1945 

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FATHER DIED IN SEATTLE 

GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Melvin Bechtel received word from Seattle, WA. , Sunday telling 

that her father, Andrew Mauer has passed away. Mrs. Bechtel and daughter left by plane from 

Fargo for Seattle to attend the f\meral. 

********** July 12, 1945 

CHRISTINE SOLDIER KILLED 
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Blille, of Colfax, received word that their nephew, Pvt. Glenn A. 
Olson, now of Huron, SD. , had been killed on Okinawa. He had been in the service for a year. 

********** July 12, 1945 

DUERR PIONEER LADY DIED 
Attend Funeral of Mrs. Lenz at Lidgerwood 
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Krause and Mrs. Geo. Scheller, went to Lidgerwood Monday and attend- 
ed the funeral of Mrs. Pauline Lenz. Rev. W. F. Cordts conducted the services. 

Mrs. Lenz, a pioneer of Duerr Township, was 80 years old and had been a resident of the 
township for 45 years. ********** July 19, 1945 

MOTHER OF MRS. FRED KLUGE DIED AT SISSETON 
Mrs. Mary Hansen, 90, passed away at her home in Sisseton Sunday.^ Funeral services 
were held Tuesday. 

A daughter, Mrs. F. Kluge, of this city, attended. She was accompanied by Mrs. Jack 

Robinson. ********** July 19, 1945 

MRS. SCHAFTE DIED 

NEW EFFINGTON After an illness of a few years, Mrs. M. A. Schafte passed away at 

the Veblen Hospital at the age of 73 years. She came to America from Norway in 1895, and 
was married to Mikal Schafte in 1896. They settled on a homestead near New Effington where 

they had since made their home. 

********** July 19, 1945 

PIONEER WOMAN OF STATE LINE DIED 
Funeral Held For Mrs. Meyer Wednesday 

Mrs. Caroline Meyer, a pioneer of the State Line community, south of Hankinson, passed 
away Monday night at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 2 3 days. Until the last few years 
she was in good health, but failed rapidly in recent months. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday from Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. W. H. Cordts con- 
ducting the services. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Caroline Wilhelmine Meyer (nee Schlueter) was bom in West Prussia, Germany, September 
30th, 1863. There she attended school, was confirmed and grew to womanhood. She was joined 
in marriage to Carl Krebs , the children bom preceded her in death. In 1903, following the 
passing of her husband, she came to America, and made her home with her sister, Mrs. Henry 
Meyer, who passed away a year later. She was united in marriage to Henry Meyer, and they 
resided on the Meyer homestead near the state line. Mr. Meyer passed away in 1910. 

Surviving her are her two children, Mrs. Helen Dalin, of New Effington, and Carl Meyer, 

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three step-children, Mathilda Dalin, of Chokio, MN., Ernest Meyer, of New Ef f ington , Paul 
Meyer in Canada, and three grandchildren; also two cousins, Emil and Carl Klawitter. 

********** July 26, 1945 

FtJNERAL HELD 
NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Funeral services for Mrs. Olava Odden were held Simday from the 
Stenson - Wipperman Fiineral Chapel. Mrs. Odden was 87 years of age. 

********** July 26, 1945 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 
A very large audience attended the memorial service conducted at the Imm. Evan. & Ref- 
ormed Church by Rev. A. A. Graf for Pvt. Allen Stein Simday. Pvt. Edward Stein came here 
from Camp Roberts, CA. , to attend the services, this being his first trip home in ten years. 
All other members of the family were in attendance, except Pvt. Arnold, who is still in 
Okinawa. Coming from a distance was also, Mrs. John Fink, (nee Leona) of San Diego, CA. 

********** July 26, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs . Veronica Ginsbach went to Wahpeton Sunday and remained to attend the funeral of 
an old friend, Mrs. Helen Buske, who passed away Friday. The funeral was held Monday at 
Breckenridge. ********** july 26, 1945 

WAR VETERAN FOUND DEAD 
The body of Axel Score, 50, member of the 164th Inf. Co. I. in the first World War, 
was found in a road ditch a half mile east of Colfax by Carl Skoog. Mr. Score had been 
missing for 12 days. He evidently died of a heart attack. His body was concealed from 
view by high weeds. ********** July 26, 1945 

FUNERAL FOR CHAS. EDWARDS 
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Wyndmere on Monday for Charles 
Edwards, who passed away Saturday at Barney. Rev. Kinszler officiated. Mr. Edwards had 
been a resident of Barney since 1918 and was 58 years old. 

********** July 26, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. John Roth and Mrs. Lena Roth attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Beffort 

held at Wheaton Monday morning. 

********** July 26, 1945 

JOSEPH BERG, PIONEER, PASSED AWAY 
Ftineral Will Be Held Friday in Fairmount 
Joseph Berg, residing east of this city, passed away July 30th, at the St. Mary's Hos- 
pital in Wahpeton, where he had been receiving medical care for the past two weeks. Mr. 
Berg was a pioneer of the Sonora community, locating there in 1903. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning from St. Anthony's Chiirch in Fairmount, 
Rev. Berne officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Deceased was bom in Germany in 1858, and came with his parents to this country when 
he was twelve years old. They settled first in Indiana and later moved to Missouri. He 

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was united in marriage to Lena Breamer, in Missouri, in 1887. Five children blessed this 
union. 

In 1903 the family moved to Dakota and settled near Sonora, where they resided until 
1919 when Mr. and Mrs. Berg retired from farming and moved to this city, purchasing a home 
here, where they lived. Mrs. Berg passed away in 1940 and Mr. Berg had made his home with 
his daughters for several years. 

Siorviving to mourn their loss are one son: Wm. Berg, four daughters, Mrs. Jake Meyers, 
Wahpeton, Mrs. C. Kruirj), Mrs. Anton Meyer and Mrs. Floyd Eichhom, of Fairmount; 32 grand- 
children and 26 great-grandchildren and two sisters. 

********** August 2 , 1945 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Harold Jones returned Friday from Minneapolis where he attended the funeral of Mrs. 
Fred Dericks. Mr. Jones stayed with the family when he was employed in Minneapolis several 
years ago. ********** August 2, 1945 

MRS. MAPY VAUCHAN DIED IN FARGO 
Funeral Friday for Great Bend Pioneer Woman 
Fimeral services for Mrs. Mary Vauchon, 80, pioneer of Great Bend, who died Tuesday 
morning at her home in Fargo, will be held Friday morning in St. John's Church in Wahpeton. 

Mrs. Vauchon was born in St. Cloud, on Jan. 20th, 1865, and came to Dakota Territory 
at the age of 15. In later years she resided in Wahpeton, and in 1930 went to Fargo where 
she made her home with her daughter Cora. 

********** Augtist 2, 1945 

CALLED TO OSAKIS 
Mrs. Minnie Jentz went to Osakis , MN., Tuesday, being called there by the death of her 
cousin, whose fiineral will be held on Friday. 

********** August 2, 1945 

EETUBN FROM ATTENDING FUNERAL OF MOTHER 
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jaeger and two daughters, of Minneapolis, visited here with Mr. Jae- 
ger's mother, Mrs. Margaret Jaeger. They came from Mooreton where they had been called by 
the serioxis illness and later the death of Mrs. Jaeger's mother, Mrs. Albert Enkenneis, 
who passed away Saturday. Mrs. Margaret Jaeger and daughter, Mrs. Herb Smith and grand- 
daughter, Ramae Lenzen attended the funeral at Mooreton on Monday morning. 

********** August 9, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR THEO . BOHN 
Fvineral services were held Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend for 
Theo. Bohn, Rev. Rengstorf conducting the services. 

Mr. Bohn passed away suddenly in Great Bend Saturday evening. He had been working in 
the harvest field with his son Ewald, all day, and had gone to Great Bend that evening when 
he was stricken by death. 

Mr. Bohn was bom in Iron Ridge, WI . , July 15, 1872, and moved with his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. August Bohn in 1881, and they settled on a homestead just west of Great Bend, and 

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where he resided until death. He was united in marriage to Mary Koppelman in 1889. 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Pasbrig, Mrs. Otto Ziegelman, of Great 
Bend and Mrs. Herbert Ziegelman, of Garfield; one son, Ewald, with whom he had made his 
home since retiring in 1934 following the death of his wife. 

********** August 16, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF SISTER OF ALBERT LORENZ 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lorenz attended the funeral of Mr. Lorenz's sister, Mrs. Rika 
Brickmiere, of Alexandria, MN., Monday. Mrs. Brickmiere was 65 years of age and had been 
ailing for the past two years, passing away Saturday morning. Funeral services were held 
at the Lutheran Church at 3 o'clock Monday. 

********** August 16, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD 
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Bethania Church for Mrs. selma Peterson, old 
time resident, of Rosholt, who passed away Saturday. She had been in ill health for sever- 
al months. ********** August 16, 1945 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ANNIE GUTTERUD 
Funeral Services Held at Sheyenne Tuesday 
Mrs. Annie Gutterud passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and 
Mrs. A, H. Pedersen, Friday, August 17th. Death followed a month's critical illness. 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at Sheyenne Tuesday. Burial was in 
the Cemetery there. 

Mrs. Annie Hegland was bom in Canton, MN., Oct. 17th, 1869. She was united in marri- 
age to Mr. Gutterud at Kenseith, lA. , May, 1893. About the year 1900 they came to North 
Dakota, settling near Oberon. She remained there until the death of her hiasband in 1935, 
since which time she has made her home with her daughters. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: four sons, Melvin, Julien, Chester and Lloyd; six 
daughters, Mrs. Casper Knudsen, Oberon; Mrs. A. H. Pedersen, and Miss Edna Gutterud, Hank- 
inson; Mrs. ICnute Hendrickson, Kalispel, Mt., Mrs. Oscar Hungness and Mrs. Lorraine Garnaas . 

********** Augtist 23, 1945 

MRS. RUDOLPH KRUEGER PASSED AWAY SUNDAY 
GREAT BEND. .. .Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Chiir- 
ch at Great Bend, with Rev. Rengstorf officiating for Mrs. Rudolph Krueger (nee Anna Ziegel- 
man) who passed away Sunday morning at her home in St. Cloud. She was 68 years of age. 

The six brothers were pallbearers. A seirvices was held at St. Cloud Monday by Rev. 
Stein, of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

Mrs. Krueger was bom at Iron Mountain, WI . , May 5, 1877. She came to Richland County 
with her parents in infancy. On Nov. 2 3rd, 1899, she was united in marriage to Rudolph 
Krueger and they moved to the farm homesteaded by his parents. In 1926, they retired and 
moved to Great Bend and a month ago moved to St. Cloud. 

Sirrviving are her husband, and four children: Mrs. Wm. Schuldt, of St. Cloud; Arthxir, of 
Tyler; Ewald, of Vergas, MN. ; Mrs. Norma Zindler, of St. Cloud; three sisters, Mrs. Ida 

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Hingst, Tyler; Mrs. Fred Passenheim, Huron, SD: Mrs. Frank Martin, Minneapolis; six bro- 
thers: Frank and Herman Ziegelman, Garfield; Fred, August, Adolph and Otto of Great Bend. 

********** August 23, 1945 

FORMER ELMA PIONEER DIED 

The H. B. Fellbaum family received a telegram from Raddison, Sask., Canada, last week 
which contained the news that Emil Loessin, a brother of Mrs. Fellbaum, had passed away. 

Emil Loessin was a pioneer settler of Elma Township and still owned the homestead on 
which he settled in the early days. Amdt Bros, have farmed the land the past several years. 

********** August 30, 1945 

MRS. HERMAN BERG PASSED AWAY MONDAY 
Funeral Held Thursday at Ev. S Reformed Qiurch 
Mrs. Herman Berg passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo, Monday afternoon, where 
she had received treatment for the past year and one-half. She was 55 years and 8 months old. 

F\ineral services were held at the Evangelical and Reformed Church on Thursday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Graf conducting the services. Burial was in the Evangelical 
Cemetery. 

Mrs. Berg was bom December 31st, 1889 at Hastings, NE., and was baptized in the Evan- 
gelical Church. She grew to womanhood in Hastings, and in February, 1907, was ijnited in 
marriage to Frank Naggatz. Four children were bom to this union. Her husband preceded 
her in death in 1934. 

In 1937 she was united in marriage to Herman Berg and they made their home on the farm 
west of Hankinson until she was taken ill about l^s years ago. 

Surviving are her husband, and two sons, Elmer, of Fairmount, and Donald, who is in 
the Navy; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Gradsgaard, of McHenry, ND. Three sisters, Elizabeth 
Bentzel, of Harrisburg, PA., Mary Ross, and Mrs. Leslie Kent, of Omaha.; four brothers, 
John, of Portland, George, William, and James, of Hastings, NE. 

********** September 6, 1945 

FORMER OFFICIAL DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON. . . .A. M. Gray, 67, well known in Roberts County, where he served as 
County Commissioner and of late years manager of the County Poor Farm, passed away last 
Wednesday at Tekakwitha Hospital. 

********** September 6, 1945 

■E. J. CABILLOTT CALLED IN DEATH 
Retired Soo Line Employee - Funeral Saturday 
People of the city and community were saddened when word was received here that E. J. 
Cabillott had passed away Wednesday noon at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . 

Although Mr. Cabillott had not been in good health for some time his illness was not 
considered serious until Tuesday, when he was grievously stricken and removed to the hosp- 
ital at once for emergency treatment. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but have been tentatively set for Sunday. 
E. J. Cabillott was bom in Escansba, MI., Jan. 6th, 1886, and grew to manhood there. He 

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accepted employment with the Northwestern Railway. Later he entered the employ of the 

Soo Line. He was united in marriage to Harriet Clasen in St. Paul in 1918. The couple 

made their home in Superior and later Minneapolis, and in 1921 moved to Hankinson where he 

was employed by the Soo Line until he retired a few years ago. 

He leaves to mourn their loss; his wife and aged mother, Mrs. Virginia Cabillott, who 

makes her home with her daughter in Escansba; one sister, Mrs. Joe Peliter, of Escansba, 

and a host of friends. ********** ^^. i^i^.,,- 

********** September 13, 1945 

(The September 20th issue of the Hankinson News is missing) 
********** 

AUGUST BORCHARD DIED WEDNESDAY 
Located on De Villo Farm in 1893 - Funeral Saturday 
August W. Borchard passed away at his home in De Villo Township Wednesday noon at the 
age of 82. Infirmities attendant to old age was the cause of death. 

The funeral will be held in the Lutheran Church in Hankinson at 1:30 o'clock Saturday. 
Rev. G. C. Michael will conduct the services. 

August W. Borchard was bom in Germany, where he grew to manhood. He was married in 
Germany in 1892 and a year later the couple immigrated to the United States, settling on 
a farm in De Villo Township where, except for nine years spent in Hankinson, he made his 
home on his farm. 

Surviving is one son, August, Jr. His wife preceded him in death nine years ago. 

********** September 27, 1945 

BROTHER PASSED AWAY 
James P. P. Tulloch, of this city, received word Saturday that his brother, Hugh Tull- 
och, of Edinburgh, Scotland, had passed away Aug. 25th, at his home there. 

********** September 27, 1945 

FATHER OF MRS. E. J. BEITHON PASSED AWAY IN CALIFORNIA 
Mrs. E. J. Beithon received word Friday telling that her father, J. P. Jensen had 
passed away at his home in Los Angeles, CA. , that day. Funeral services were held Monday 
afternoon . 

Mr. Jensen was 69 years old and leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and one daughter, 
Mrs. E. J. Beithon, and one son, Raymond, of Los Angeles, Mr. Jensen was well known in 

Hankinson where he resided for some time. 

********** September 27, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. GABRIEL KNUDSEN 
Passed Away Friday at the Breckenridge Hospital 
Mrs. Gabriel Knudsen, a resident of the State Line community, southeast of Hankinson 
since 1910, passed away quietly at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, at the age of 
70 years, 10 months and 4 days. 

Funeral services were held at the Branvold Church Friday with Rev. G. Gjeve officiat- 
ing. 

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Emilia Rand was born November 17th, 18?^, near Lisbon, IL. She was baptized and 
confirmed in the West Lisbon Lutheran Church. On January 26th, I898, she was married to 
Gabriel Knudson, of Morris, IL. They lived on a farm near Morris, until 1910, when they 
moved, with their family, to the present home in Roberts County, SD. 

She was a happy mother of ten children, nine of whom are living. They are: two daugh- 
ters, Gladys, Mrs. Walter Nielson and Agnes, Mrs. Hagen Moen, and seven sons, George, Henry, 
Howard, Harold, Russell, Elmer and Ray. One son passed away in infancy. She is also sur- 
vived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Helen Risvold, of New Effington; twenty grandchild- 
ren, one niece and two nephews. 

We saw not the lift of the curtain. Nor heard the invisible door. 
As she passed where life's problems vincertain. Will follow and hurt her no more. 
We sorrowed and wept on the threshold. The threshold each mortal must cross. 
Then we laid a new wreath down upon it, To mark a new sorrow and loss. 

********** September 27, 1945 

HAMMER. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vig, of Fairmount, called on friends here Friday. They 
had attended the Harry Vig funeral in Norway Township. 

********** , September 27, 1945 

ROAD BUILDER DIED 
Edward H. Braaten, 66, Wyndmere, died in the Breckenridge Hospital. Born Aug. 11th, 
1879, at Galchutt, he had resided in Wyndmere since 1911, during which time he was in the 
road building business. His wife and one daughter survive. Funeral services were held on 
Friday. ********** September 27, 1945 

MRS. A. MULLENBACH FUNERAL WEDNESDAY 
Sister of Mrs. Adolph Erb Died Saturday 
Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Wheaton, MN., for Mrs. Al Mullen- 
bach, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 29th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 
An anabolism following two weeks' hospitalization, caused death. Mrs. Erb was called and 
was at the bedside when she passed away. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, three 
sons, the youngest nine months old; her mother, Mr. L. J. Doyle. Five brothers and three 
sisters also survive. Mrs. Mullenbach, the former Rosette Doyle, was well known in Hankin- 
son, the Doyle family residing here for many years. 

********** October 4, 1945 

JOHN KOTCHIAN, WIMBLEDON, DIED TUESDAY 
John Kotchian, of Wimbledon, passed away Tuesday at Wimbledon, where he was engaged 
in the mercantile business for many years. Mr. Kotchian was engaged in business in Hankin- 
son and Lidgerwood many years ago. Funeral services will be held in Lidgerwood. 

********** October 4, 1945 

MOORETON PIONEER DIED 
MOO RETON .... Albert Henkenius , of Mooreton, pioneer citizen died at his home Thursday 
evening. Funeral services were conducted Monday from St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Fr. 
Leo Kaufman officiating. 

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Mr. Henkenius was a farmer and was born in Patterborn, Germany, on Oct. 10th, 1872. 
He came to the United States when eleven months old. 

********** October 4, 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mrs. Frank Brackin, Mrs. John Lienen, Mrs. Alvina Kinn, Frank, Matt and Elroy Kinn 
attended the funeral of Matt Decker, Sr., Wednesday, October 3rd at Havana. Mr. Decker, 
who was 87 years old, passed away on Sept. 29th. Surviving are his wife and three sons 
and two daughters. ********** October 11, 1945 

LT. MORRIS FLADOS KILLED 
FORMAN . . . . Lt . Morris Flados, son of former Sheriff and Mrs. Olaf Flados of this city, 
was killed in action over Germany a year ago, reports from the Government report. Lt. 
Flados was a former Science School student. The Flados now reside in California. 

********** October 11, 1945 

EtWARD CUFFE DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON. . .Edward Cuf f e , of New Effington, passed away suddenly from a heart 
attack at the Willmar, MN., hospital. Edward Cuffe, was born at Lehigh, lA. , in 1880, and 
came, with his parents, to Roberts County at the opening of the reservation. For the past 
few years he has been employed by Tony Pirmantgen in New Effington. 

********** October 11, 1945 

Mrs. Anna Jarski left Friday for Chicago to attend the funeral of her son-in-law. 

********** October 11, 1945 

MRS. ANNA NELSON DIED AT MILNOR HOME 
Mrs. Anna Nelson, of Milnor, mother of A. H. Nelson, of this city, passed away Satur- 
day morning at her home there, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Tues- 
day from the Lutheran Chiirch, a large number of people coming to pay their last earthly 
respects to a beloved Christian mother. 

Deceased was 77 years old. Surviving to mourn their loss are five sons, all of whom 
were present. Her five brothers served as pallbearers. 

********** October 18, 1945 

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR MRS. STOEBE 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 at St. Anthony's Church at Fair- 
mount for Mrs. Charlotte Stoebe, who passed away Tuesday morning at San Haven. Burial will 
be at Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson with services at the grave, conducted by Rev. Fr. Bierens . 
Rev. Berne conducted the services at Fairmoxint. 

Charlotte Felton was born in Hankinson, Jan. 4th, 1902, and grew to womanhood here. 
She moved, with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom, to Fairmount, where she was united 
in marriage to V. Stoebe. Taken ill she was removed to San Haven where she remained for 
many years . A year ago she returned home but was again taken to the Sanitari\m:> where her 
death occurred. ********** October 18, 1945 

VAGTS YOUTH DIED OF BURNS 



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Theodore Vagts, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Vagts , died at the St. Francis 
Hospital Monday night from burns received while he was burning weeds along the highway. 

Funeral services were held today at the Wahpeton Lntheran Church. 

The parents, highway contractors, reside in Breckenridge . The lad was helping burn 
weeds along the highway Thursday when his clothing caught fire. His companions attempted 
to extinguish the blaze but he was badly burned and was taken to St. Francis Hospital, 
where treatment proved of no avail and he passed away. 

The vagts family are well known in Hankinson and among many who attended the funeral 
were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Krause of this city. 

********** ^ J. , ,„ ,„. 

October 18, 1945 

ATTEND MRS. BARDIE FUNERAL 
Mrs. Harold Knudsen and children attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Hardie at Fair- 
mount Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Chxirch. 

********** October 18, 1945 

MRS. AUG. KOEPPE DIED 
NEW EFFINGTON.... Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Aug. Koeppe, who passed 
away last week at Veblen . Services were held at the St. Paul Evangelical Church north of 
Hammer . ~ .; 

Bertha Ernestine Streech was bom in 1870 in Germany, and came to the United States 
at five years of age. She was married to August Koeppe in March of 1886. They then came 
to Roberts County. Nine children survive. 

********** October 18, 1945 

RITES HELD FOR MRS. COOPER 
COUNTY NEWS.... FAIRMOUNT.... Pauline K. Janisch who resided in Fairmount until 1934, 
when she moved to Minneapolis, died in that city. Funeral services were held at Breckenridge, 

********** October 18, 1945 

MEMORIAL SERVICES 
LIDGERWOOD Memorial services were held Sunday at the Methodist Church for T-5 Cliff- 
ord Swanson, who was killed in action at Lorraine, France, November 13th, 1944. The services 
were in charge of the American Legion post. 

********** October 18, 1945 

DAVID BAUMANN DIED 

LIDGERWOOD David J. Baumann passed away suddenly Wednesday after failing in health 

since May. Bom in Duerr Township, Feb. 28th, 1900, he moved to Lidgerwood when 8 years of 
age. He was married to Anna Zimmerroan in 1929 and later managed the Wagner Hotel, after 
which he operated a second hand store. 

Final rites were held at SU. Boniface Church Monday, Fr. Bierens of Hankinson, conduct- 
ing the service. ********** October 18, 1945 

DIES FROM HEART ATTACK. 

NEW EFFINGTON Bennie Broz was sitting in a booth in the Rex Cafe here Sunday week 

eating supper when he suffered a heart attack and died instantly. Bennie was about 34 years 

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of age and stayed at home with his mother cind sisters on the farm. 

********** October 25, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR JOHN C. HOLST 
Spanish-American War Veteran Passed Away at Fargo Sunday 
Fvmeral services for John Claus Hoist were held at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Hank- 
inson, on Thursday afternoon, the pastor, the Rev. G. C. Michael officiating. Burial was 
in the Lutheran Cemetery north of Hankinson, the pastor being in charge. The American Legion 
Post at Hankinson, of which Mr. Hoist was an honorary member took part in the customary 
ceremoy at the grave . 

Mr. Hoist had been in ill health for the past year, and had spent some time previously 
this year at the Veterans' Hospital at Fargo. He was taken there last Friday and passed 
away rather suddenly Sunday evening, Oct. 21st. 

John Hoist was bom Oct. 26th, 1872, at Goodhue, MN., the son of Henry Hoist and Ber- 
tha (nee Raush) , He spent his early years there, coming to the state of North Dakota at the 
turn of the century. He was united in marriage Dec. 5th, 1899 to Anna (nee Boelke) at Wah- 
peton. For a number of years he was a rxiral mail carrier out of Lidgerwood, and then oper- 
ated a rural sales route for a concern in Winona, MN. Since 1913, he had made his home in 
Hankinson. He reached an age of 72 years, 11 months and 26 days. 

His passing is mourned by his widow, Mrs. Anna Hoist, his daughters, Helen, Mrs. Alfred 
Lubenow, of Northwood, ND.; Lulu, Mrs. Magne Nickelson; Gladys, Mrs. Morris Allen, both of 
Valley City, ND.; Ethel, Mrs. Philip Augdahl, of Milnor, NO.; Laveme , Mrs. Dxirk Cressey, of 
Hankinson, and Dawn, Mrs. Leo Rector, of Boulder, CO.; his sons, Leonard, of Van Hook, ND., 
John, of Long Beach, CA. ; Raymond, in the U. S. Navy; Elmer, of Valley City, ND. ; and Dennis, 
of the U. S. Navy, his brothers. Gust, of Sanish, ND. ; Albert, of Claire City, SD. ; and Char- 
les, of Pasadena, CA. ; and his sisters, Mrs. Frank Caimey, of Morris, MN.; Mrs. Henry Nelson, 
of Sisseton, SD. ; and Mrs. Max Wegner, of Van Hook, ND. 

Mr. Hoist was a veteran of the Spanish American War, and an honorary member of the Hank- 
inson American Legion Post. He was always willing to help with any program which was of 
benefit to members of any of the nation's wars, and was equally a good neighbor and a valued 
citizen of our community. The esteem in which he was held by all was attested to in the 
multitude of mourners who gathered at the Lutheran Church to pay their last earthly respects 
to a fine citizen. Among these were many World War I and II Veterans, who rendered full 
military honors under the auspices of Eberhard Post, American Legion. 

********** October 25, 1945 

UNCLE PASSED AWAY 

Mr. and Mrs. August Schulz received a telegram from Reedsburg, WI . , telling that their 
Uncle, Julius Hammermeister passed away. Funeral services were held Monday. 

GREAT BEND ********** October 25, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD 

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman received word Saturday evening from Garfield, MN., tell- 
ing that their sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Ziegelman passed away that morning at the Glenwood 

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Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in Garfield. 

....GREAT BEND.... ********** October 25, 1945 

GREAT BEND. .. .Chris Schultz left for Minneapolis Monday to attend the funeral of his 
brother, Herman Schultz, who died on S\mday afternoon. 

********** October 25, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . Mrs . Lawrence Hald returned last week from Firth, NE., where she att- 
ended the funeral of her father who passed away suddenly. 

********** October 25, 1945 

MAN DIED IN CORN PICKER ACCIDENT 
Lost Arms and Foot - Death Caused by Loss of Blood Dr. Brinkman Reports 
Elsworth Doberstein, residing jvist northwest of New Effington, lost his life Wednesday 
afternoon when he became caught in a corn picker on his farm. 

First notice of the accident was discovered by one of the young Broz lads who were work- 
ing in a field adjoining the Doberstein farm. The lad noticed that the tractor was running 
wide open but not moving. He ran over to investigate and found Mr. Dobberstein hopelessly 
wedged in the machines mechanism. He ran to a nearby neighbor, Mrs. Raan, who called Dr. 
BrinJcman, of Veblen. A brother of the injured man was notified and went to render assistance 
which was of no avail. When Dr. Brinkman arrived the unfortianate man was dead. Dr. Brink- 
man informs The NEV7S that death was caused from loss of blood. 

The body was brought to the Wipperman Fvmeral Home . Funeral arrangements have not yet 
been made. Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife and two sons. 

********** November 1, 1945 

BERT GIRA DIED OF HEART ATTACK 
Funeral Date Not Yet Set For Services 
Mr. Bert Gira, pioneer of the Mantador community, died this morning at 8 o'clock follow- 
ing a heart attack. Mr. Gira apparently was in good health and came into the house from out- 
side for some article, and was stricken with the fatal attack. 

Mr. Gira was bom in Germany, coming to this country from there, and settling near Man- 
tador in Richland County. For the past few years he has been residing on the Schmitz farm, 
a quarter mile south of Mantador. 

Mr. Gira was 65 years old. His wife and four sons and four daughters survive to mourn. 
Funeral services have not yet been set but will be held at Sts . Peter and Patil's Church in 
Mantador. ********** November 8, 1945 

LETTER TELLS OF L. BUDGE DEATH 
Former Resident Died in Billings, Montana 
Word has been received by relatives here telling of the death of Mr. Louis Budge, who 
passed away at Billings, MT. Mr. Budge left here about 30 years ago, and for a time was 
located at Mandan, where he was employed in railway work. Death occurred Friday week. He 
was 58 years of age. A wife and three grown children survive. 

********** November 8, 1945 

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COUNTY NEWS DEXTER MAN DIED Frank Houdek, 66, for forty years a resident in 

Dexter Tovmship, passed away October 27th. 

********** November 8, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. W. C. BOHN 

On November 9th the people of our community were grievously saddended by the news that 
Mrs. W. C. Bohn (nee Emma Gehler) had passed away suddenly of a heart attack. 

Mrs. Bohn, who was 68 years of age, had been in good health, and news that she had been 
called by the Angel of Death saddened the friends and relatives, who had loved the fine 
Christian woman. 

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock 
Rev. J. Rengstorf officiated before a multitude of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were 
Robert, Richard, Frank, Emil aind H. C. Bohn and Arthur Griepentrog. The deepest sympathy 
of the community is extended the bereaved family. 

Emma Gehler was born November 26th, 1876, at Fon du Lac, Wl. At the age of eleven 
years she came, with her parents, to the Great Bend vicinity, settling in Brandenburg Town- 
ship where she grew to womanhood. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith 
and on Oct. 27th, 1898, was united in marriage to W. C. Bohn, at Great Bend. 

In the spring of 1899, they moved to a farm southwest of Great Bend, now known as the 
Rudolph Gollnick farm, and fo\rr years later moved to their farm three and one-half miles 
west of Great Bend, where they lived until 1921, when they moved to Great Bend. 

She leaves to mourn: her husband, one son, Harry, at Great Bend, and daughter-in-law, 
two grandchildren, Clyde and Grayden Bohn, one brother, Herman Gehler, of Wahpeton; one 
sister, Mrs. Lena Stoltenow, of Great Bend. 

********** November 15, 1945 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. GIRA 

Funeral services for Bert Gira, who died suddenly at his home last Thursday morning 
were held at St. Peter and Paul's Church Monday morning. Mr. Gira was born in Germany and 
was 65 years old. He came to this covmtry in 1910 in company with his cousin, Mrs. Jos. 
Lugert, Sr., and her husband. He settled near here, making this his home the remainder of 
his life. He leaves four sons and three daughters, besides his wife, to mourn. The sym- 
pathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing family. 

MANTADOR ********** November 15, 1945 

HENRY SPETHMAN DIED 

HAMMER NEWS.... Fred Spethman and Mrs. John Roth received word from St. Ignatius, MT., 
informing them that their xoncle , Henry Spethman, had passed away. Henry was the last of 
the Spethman brothers and was never married. 

********** November 15, 1945 

EFFINGTON SAILOR WAS DROWNED 
Sailor Irvine Heidner, New Effington, Drowned 
SEATTLE.... A coast guard inquiry board identified a man who drowned Wednesday when he 
fell from a lifeboat in Lake Washington, as Coxswain Irvine Francis Heidner, 23, of New Eff- 

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ington, SD. Heidner was crossing the lake to reach another craft at the Bellevue base. 
The body has been recovered. ********** Noveniber 22, 1945 

MEMORIAL SERVICES 

Memorial Services will be held at the Eimnanuel Ev. S Reformed Church for William G. 
Zander at 2 PM., Dec. 2nd. Rev. A. A. Graf will be in charge of the services with Eberhard 
Post of the American Legion extending military honors. 

William Gordon Zander was born April 14th, 1925 in Hankinson, and was baptized and 
confirmed in the Em. Evangelical Church. Here he spent his boyhood, and attended the Hank- 
inson public schools, and in his high school years was an exceptionally good student and 
stared in the school's athletics. He was graduated in the spring of 1943, enlisting on Mar- 
ch 29th, 1943, in the Submarine Service of the U. S. Navy. He received his Navy training at 
Farragut, ID., Navy Pier, Chicago and then at the Submarine Base at New London, CT. Follow- 
ing his graduation he left for overseas, Feb. 17th, 1944, and was at first stationed in Aust- 
ralia. He was then assigned to the Harder and after many trips in the dangerous war zone 
water, was reported missing Oct. 5, 1944. A letter received from the War Department on N'ov. 
18th, 1945, confirmed the loss of the submarine and crew. 

********** ' November 29, 1945 

NEW EFFINGTON....Mrs. Elizabeth Pirmantgen, wife of Peter Pirmantgen, Sr., passed away 
Saturday at the Sisseton hospital. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church on 

Tuesday. ********** .^„, 

^ November 29, 1945 

BURIAL IN CUSTER NATIONAL CEMETERY 
NEW EFFINGTON.... Francis Spethman recently received the burial flag which accompanied 
the remains of his late uncle, 1st Sgt. Henry F. Spethman, from the Veteran's Hospital at 
Ft. Harrison, MT. Burial was in the Custer Battlefield National Cemetery. 

********** December 6, 1945 

FORMER RESIDENT, JAMES LAWLER, DIED 
James Lawler, at one time owner of a meat market in Hankinson, died last week at his 
home in Arizona, according to word received by Mrs. Frank Maas from Mrs. Wm. Strubel, who, 
with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Armstrong, had called to visit the Lawlers , 
arriving there the day he passed away. 

Mr. Lawler operated his business in a building on the site of the present Masonic Hall, 
but left here in 1908 for the West Coast to make his home. 

********** December 13, 1945 

RECEIVES LETTER FROM BROTHER THOUGHT DEAD 
Wilbur Chapin this week received a letter from his brother, H. L. Chapin, now in Long- 
view, WA. Mr. Chapin had not received word from his brother since 1929 when he left Hank- 
inson after a visit here. A few years ago he received word that H. L. had passed away and 
news received in the letter was indeed welcome to Wilbur. 

********** December 13, 1945 



DEATH ANNOUNCED 
Mr. Pat McCabe, of Larimore, ND., father-in-law, of Carl Radloff, of this city, died 
at Larimore on Friday, according to word received by relatives in this city. 

********** December 13, 1945 

ERNEST STEINWEHR DIED SATURDAY 
Funeral Held at Lutheran Church on Wednesday 
Funeral services were held for Ernest Frederich Wm. Steinwehr on Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 
at Inimanueal Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hankinson, the Rev. G. C. Michael being in charge 
Coiranittal took place in the Lutheran Cemetery north of town. John Brummond, Robert Sedler 
Rhinehard C. Bladow, Robert Dtanke, Herman Prochnow and August Pankow served as pallbearers. 
A brief service for the immediate family was held in the home of the deceased. 

Mr. Steinwehr was bom Nov. 11th, 1861, in Germany. At the age of five he emmigrated 
to this country with his parents, his father dying enroute. With his mother, he moved to 
Wisconsin, where the latter remairried, only to die three years later to leave him an orphan. 
He obtained some schooling there and was confirmed at Theresa by the Rev. H. Rathjen. 

In 1882 he came to Richland CoTjnty, being married in 1886, to Bertha Hohenstern at St. 
John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township by the Rev. T. Hinck. They took up a homestead 
two miles north of town where they lived until 1913 when they moved into Hankinson. Mr. 
Steinwehr was in failing health the last while, being taken to the hospital in Wahpeton on 
the 10th of December, passing away there on Saturday, Dec. 14th. He attained the age of 
84 years, 1 months and 4 days. 

His passing is mourned by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Steinwehr, his son, Theodore, who 
lives on the home place, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, 
Martha, (Mrs. Ervin Prochnow) preceded him in death last March. 

********** December 20, 1945 

BASKETBALL BOY, SON of MR. and MRS. DAHLSTROM of HOPKINS, DIED AFTER GAME 
Julian Lee and son, John, and Mike Wawers returned Wednesday from Hopkins, MN., where 
they attended the funeral of the former's grandson,: Floyd Dahlstrom- The sixteen year old 
lad died following a basketball game in which he played with Hopkins against a Prairie, MN. , 
team. 

Floyd is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dahlstrom (nee Lizzie Lee, formerly of this city) . Sur- 
viving are his parents and three brothers, two in the Army, and one recently discharged from 
the Armed Forces, and one sister, Mrs. Roy Gillette, of Minneapolis. 

********** December 27, 1945 

NORA OLDS DIED FOLLOWING OPERATION 
Nora Olds, former owner of a cafe in Hankinson, died suddenly Satiirday morning at the 
General Hospital in Minneapolis, following a major operation. Fvineral services were held in 
Sisseton at the Nazarene Church, Rev. H. T. Nyhus officiating, Thursday, Dec. 20th at 2 PM. 

********** December 27, 1945 

MANTADOR. . . .Mrs . John Pellman received word on Simday evening that her sister, Sr. 

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Melania had passed away at Rochester. The funeral was held on Tuesday rooming from the 
Mother House in Rochester, MN. Mrs. Pellman was unable to attend being ill with the flu 
but Mr. Pellman left on Monday from Breckenridge to be present at the last rites. 

********** December 27, 1945 

EAST OF TOWN — .Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock on Monday, Dec. IJth, at 
the Methodist Church in Fairmoimt for Mrs. Olive Chapman. Rev. H. T. Nyhus, of Rosholt was 
assisted by Pastor Blakely, of the Fairmount Methodist Church. 

********** December 27, 1945 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Moore and son, of Marshall, MN. , came Monday evening to visit 
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rackos . While here they received a message telling them 
of the death of Mr. Moore's uncle at Marshall and he departed on Thursday to attend the 
f vineral . 

********** December 27, 1945 



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ATTEND FUNERAL OF MOTHER AT COGSWELL 
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Gabel are attending the funeral of the former's mother at Cogs- 
well, today. Mrs. Gabel died at Kulm on Friday while visiting her daughter. 

********** January 3, 1946 

MANTADOR George Hermsen received word on Thursday that his father had passed away 

at New Vienna, lA. Mr. Hermsen left the same evening to attend the funeral held on Satur- 
day morning. ********** January 3, 1946 

GEORGE WELK DIED 
SOUTH OF TOWN NEWS ... .George Welk, resident of Roberts County for the past 44 years 
died suddenly at his farm home Sxonday morning at 10:15 AM. Fimeral rites were held, with 
Rev. A. A. Graf officiating. 

George Welk was bom November 17, 1882, in Germany and when a yoving man came to the 
United States where he followed the occupation of farming, having successfully operated a 
farm in Roberts County since 1901. 

********** January 3, 1946 

BABY ARRIVES 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson are the parents of a baby girl, bom on December 26th. 
The baby's grandfather, August Johnson, passed away at the Sisseton Hospital on December 
17th. They formerly resided in Elma Township. 

********** January 3, 1946 

MOTHER OF L. R. BURFENING DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS 
Mrs. Jennie C. Burfening, 76, mother of L. R. Burfening, died in Minneapolis Saturday 
A former resident of Kulm, ND. , she was a member of the OES and Shrine Auxiliary. 

Surviving are her husband, Peter C. , who was president of the Salzar Lumber Co., before 
retiring. Another son, Russell and five grandchildren survive. 

L. R. B\irfening formerly resided in Hankinson, where he managed the Salzar Lumber Co. 
Funeral services were held in Minneapolis on Monday. 

********** January 3, 1946 

AUGUST JOHNSON, OF STATE LINE, DIED 
August Johnson, who came to this section in 1898, died at Tekakwitha Hospital in Siss- 
eton, SD. , Thursday after being confined with, a broken leg for more than five months from 
injury suffered in a fall. 

Mr. Johnson was born in Edskor, Norway, March 24th, 1871, and lived first at Elbow Lake, 
MN., after coming to the United States with his parents when he was twelve. In 1892, he 
married Miss Hannah Pherson. They had nine sons and four daughters, eight sons and three 
daughters whom survive him. 

Funeral services were held at 1 PM. , Wednesday from the Gospel Tabernacle Church with 
the Rev. B. B. Ridings officiating. Bxirial was in a cemetery north of New Effington. 

When they first came to this section, the Johnsons lived north of New Effington and 



foxirteen miles south of Hankinson. He has been making his home in Sisseton in recent years. 

********** January 10, 1946 

FUNERAL FOR NICK MILLER 
The fimeral of Nick ^4iller was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. John's 
Catholic Church, Fr. Engelhardt officiating. Interment was in the Old Vernon Catholic Cem- 
etery. 

Nick Miller was bom in Wisconsin in 1886. He came to Roberts County in 1905, and work- 
ed at the Bernard Pohl farm. After the death of Mr. Pohl he rented the farm and worked it 
continuously until his death. He spent several winters in Florida during this period. 

********** January 10, 1946 

COUNTY ABSTRACTOR DIED IN WAHPETON 
Albert Bemt Anderson, Richland County abstractor for the past ninetten years, died 
at his home at 12:37 Saturday morning. He suffered a heart attack while in the country and 
came home. He passed away a few hours later. Funeral services were conducted at 2 PM. , 
Tuesday from the Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. F. A. Gisvold officiating. 

********** January 10, 1946 

FATHER OF S. J. BACKER PASSED AWAY' 
S. J. Backer left Wednesday morning for Clement, MN., where he was called by the seri- 
ous illness of his father. Mrs. Backer left for Clement, MN., Monday, after receiving word 
that Mr. Backer's father had passed away Sunday morning. 

********** January 17, 1946 

JOSEPH GAUKLER DIED IN CANADA 
Joseph Gaukler, of Tacoma, Alberta, passed away January 12th, according to his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Arnold Reinke. The funeral was held Tuesday. Mr. Gaukler was a former resident 
of Belford Township and the Lidgerwood community. He left here sixteen years ago and since 
make his home in Canada. His wife died in 1940. 

Surviving are two brothers, John, of Claire City, and Anton, of Lidgerwood. Five dau- 
ghters, Mrs. Arnold Reinke, Mrs. Fred Schuer, of Fort Rice, ND. , Sister Rosilie, Ann and 
Mary, all of Canada. Three sons, Leonard, Joe and Stephen, of Canada. 

********** January 17, 1946 

PIONEER OF 1873 PASSED AWAY 
Hauled U. S. Freight to Territorial Forts 
JOHN H. STENGER TOOK IMPORTANT PART IN COUNTY'S DEVELOPMENT 
John H. Stenger passed away at the Providence Hospital January 12th, where he had been 
a patient for the past year. Death was due to old age, at 87 years, 7 months and 18 days. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church at 9 o'clock June li^th, Rev. G. C. 
Bierens officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Con Shea, James 
Fallon, Mike Bimbaum, Martin Bommersbach, Harry Womer and Jos. Reinke. 

John Henry Stenger was bom at St. Joseph, MN., May 24th, 1858. When 15 years old he 
come to Fort Abercrombie and was engaged to haul freight over our trackless prairie to var- 
ious U. S. Forts in Dakota territory. After discontinuing this work he was employed as 

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son. Mr. Kocourek and Mr. Busta were taking turns driving and the former had taken 
the wheel only a few minutes before the fatal accident. 

Adolph was a member of the Hankinson Municipal Band at the time the organization, 
under the direction of E. W. Green, was adjudged first in the North Dakota State contest 
in Milnor in 1931. Later he became a member of the V-8 Band of Hankinson. 

Sxirviving are his parents, pioneers of Richland County, and his daughter, Mrs. Silas 
Flatland, of Clear Lake, lA. Three sons are in the United States Navy, Gae, Harold and 
Roland, a son and daughter are at Clear Lake, lA. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 PM. , in the Methodist Church at Lidger- 
wood, with the Harmony Lodge of the Masonic Order in charge. 

********** January 2i*, 19U6 

MOTHER OF MATT KANERA PASSED AWAY 

Last rites were held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church for Mrs. Katherine 
Kanera, of Lidgerwood, who had lived in this community since the time it was still Dakota 
Territory. 

Born Nov. 26th, 1852, she came with her parents, to the United States at the age of 
lU, settling first at Prairie du Chien, WI. , and moved later to Iowa. She was married in 
Prairie du Chien to Frank Kanera. 

They left Iowa to come to Dakota Territory and took up a homestead in what is now Lib- 
erty Grove Township, where they lived for a number of years. Mr. Kanera passed away in 
Lidgerwood March 25th, 1923. Mrs. Kanera lived here until three years ago when she went to 
make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Emma Bisek, in Grant Township. 

Besides ffrs. Bisek, Mrs. Kanera is survived by a son. Matt Kanera, of Mantador; two 
daughters, Mrs. Annie Burnett, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Mary Peterson, of De Lamer e. 

********** January 2k, 19^+6 

MRS. W. N. BALDWIN, FORMER RESIDENT, DIED 

Mrs. W. N. Baldwin (nee Louise Krebs , ) former resident of Hankinson, passed away in 
Minneapolis on January 11th, at the age of k3 years. Her two sisters, Mrs. Eric Krause and 
Mrs. Gilbert Meyer, of this city, attended the funeral. Her mother, five brothers and two 
sisters survive. *****»*#*♦ January 2U, 19U6 

MRS. EFFIE HEALY PASSED AWAY 

Mrs. Effie C. Healy passed away in Detroit Lakes this afternoon at 5 o'clock, accord- 
ing to word received by Mrs. F. 0. Healy here. 

Mrs. Healy is Vice-President of the Lincoln State Bank here and had made this city 
her home since the institution received their charter about ten years ago. 

An obituary will be available next week for publication. 

F. 0. Healy received a call from B. W. Laughlin, of Detroit Lakes, calling him to 
the bedside of Mrs. Effie Healy, who is critically ill there this noon. 

*#«#****** January 31, 19U6 

MRS. E. C. HEALY FINAL RITES HELD 
(From BLUE EARTH COUNTY ENTERPRISE) Back to the home of her youth were brought 

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blacksmith for the Soo Line, which was constructing their train line through Hankinson. 

Mr. Stenger at one time worked for Col. R. H. Hankinson at his pioneer store at Lake 
Elsie. An experienced blacksmith, Mr. Stenger worked at his trade on the Shea farm, with 
Fred Womer, and at the Haling Roller Mill Shops, and with the complicated pioneer threshing 
outfits . 

On May 12th, 1898, he was united in marriage to Ellen Wall, of Lodi, WI. at 3t. Philip's, 
Church, and they made their home on their farm south of town. 

His wife preceded him in death on February 28th, 1939. Surviving are his daughter, 
Alice, and a number of nieces and nephews. 

********** Jcinuary 17, 1945 

INFANT PASSED AWAY 
GREAT BEND.... The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ziegelman, which was bom 
January 5th, passed away Monday night. 

********** January 17, 1946 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mrs. Gilbert Meyer left Sunday for Minneapolis in answer to a message telling that 
her sister had passed away. ********** ' ■., January 17, 1945 

FATHER DIED 
Rev. Olson and family left Tuesday for Pollock, SD. , where they were called by the 
death of the Reverend's father. ********** January 17, 1945 

UNCLE PASSED AWAY 
Kathryn Hanson received word on Tuesday that her uncle, Jacob Miller, passed away 
Saturday evening in the Minot Hospital. He had made his home with his sister, Mrs. Frank 
Woiwode , at Douglas, ND. Mr. Miller suffered a stroke eighteen years ago and had been in 
ill health since. Miss Hanson was unable to attend the funeral. 

********** January 24, 1945 

FATAL CAR ACCIDENT 
Adolph Kocourek Killed in Car - Truck Collision 

Adolph Kocourek, 54 year old Lidgerwood man, died instantly of injuries received when 
the car he was driving collided with a truck belonging to Johnson Brothers , of Breckenridge , 
Thursday evening. The tragic accident occurred where the east and west highway crosses High- 
way 75 and both vehicles were badly damaged, the car being telescoped and the truck, which 
rolled over several times, being damaged; its load of com was scattered along the railroad 
crossing and a section crew was called from Fairmount to clear the tracks. 

Charles Busta, whose car Mr. Kocourek was driving, is in St. Francis Hospital. He suf- 
fered chest injuries, John Buss, driver of the Johnson truck, suffered light bruises. 

The Lidgerwood men were enroute home from Iowa where they visited Mr. Busta' s son, Del- 
bert, recently retiurned Jap prisoner of war, who is in a hospital there. They were accom- 
panied to the hospital by Mrs. Busta and had expected to bring Delbert home but doctors 
there decided to keep him in the hospital a week longer, and Mrs. Busta remained with her 

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Saturday, the remains of Mrs. Effie Healy, to be laid to rest beside her husband, in Union 
Cemetery. She had been in failing health and passed avray at the home of her daughter in 
Detroit Lakes last Thursday. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the United Church with Rev. John C. 
Peters officiating. Alvin Lewis, of Medo, sang "Lead Kindly Light" and the officers of 
Urania Chaper of the Eastern Star gave their ritualistic service for this sister, who had 
been a member of the order for over 50 years. 

Interment was made in Union Cemetery with Mrs. Healy 's nephews as ballbearers. They 
were Grant, Edward, Fred and Charles Healy, Howard Treanor and Herman Burchill. 

Effie Cornell Healy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cornell, pioneer settlers of the 
Old Mapleton community, was born November 28th, l862, on the old homestead. She is the 
last member of her family of brothers and sisters. Her brother, Judd Cornell, preceeding 
her in death by a few years. She attended the Mankato Normal School and taught many terms 
in this community. 

On July l^tth, 1886, she was united in marriage with Edward S. Healy, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. 0. C. Healy, among the early settlers of the Grapeland community. Millbank, SD. , was 
their home until 1902, when they moved to Glenburn, ND. Mr. Healy passed away there in 192T. 
In 1935, Mrs. Healy moved to Hankinson, ND. , which has since been her home. 

During her life, Mrs. Healy, was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, serving 
twice as Worthy Matron of the Millbank Chaper, and as one of the three surviving such mem- 
bers, was honored by the Zurah Chapter of Hankinson for 50 years of membership in the order. 
She was a member of the Hankinson Past Matron's Club. 

Mrs. Healy is survived by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Laughlin, 
one sister-in-law, Mrs. Judd Cornell, and several nieces and nephews. 

Among those from a distance attending the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Laughlin, 
Detroit Lakes; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burchill, Harvey, ND. , Mrs. C. E. Davies, Colerain, 
Donald Cornell, Arlington. »»»»»»»«»* February T, 19k6 

MRS. WM. BERNDT DIED MONDAY 
Funeral Services Will. Be Held Sunday at 2 o'clock 

Funeral services for Mrs. William Berndt , who died at San Haven last Monday night, will 
be held in Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of this city on Sunday afternoon, February 
10th, at 2 PM. , the Rev. G. C. Michael being in charge of the services. Mrs. Berndt had 
been at San Haven for some time, but passed away rather suddenly. 

She was born September 1, I89O, at Elroy, WI., to Herman Bladow and his wife, Emelie, 
nee Leist, and was given the name of Emma Bertha Alwine. She was baptized there and came 
to North Dakota with her parents, living in the neighborhood of Claire City, SD. She was 
confirmed by Pastor Julian Cloeter at Zion Church, Claire City. 

January 9th, 1908, she was married to William Berndt at Wahpeton, ND. This union was 
blessed with three children, Harold, of Sask. , Canada; Edward, of So. St. Paul, MN., and 
Mrs. Doris Grob, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Berndt made their home in Hankinson in recent 
years, having lived a number of years in Canada. 

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Mrs. Berndt died at San Haven last Monday night and attained an age of 55 years, 5 
months and 3 days. Her passing is mourned by her husband, William Berndt; her children, 
Harold, Edward and Doris; nine grandchildren; her sisters, Mrs. Esther Kuehl, of Hankinson, 
Mrs. Martha Boldt, Mrs. Lydia Helseth and Mrs. Clara McMorrow, of So. St. Paul; her brothers, 
Harry, of Ladysmith, WI . , Edwin and Rudolph, of Hankinson, and Maynard, of So. St. Paul.; 
a half-brother, William, of Hankinson, and a half-sister, Eva, of Vancouver, British Columbia. 

A brief service will be held for the immediate family in the home. Interment will be 
in the Lutheran Cemetery, north of Hankinson. 

********** February 7, 1946 

NEW EFFINGTON MAN FROZEN TO DEATH 

Ed Schafte, of New Effington, met with sudden death during the recent blizzard. He had 
been a barber in New Effington for the past 14 years . While on his way home Tuesday at about 
11:30 PM., he stumbled and fell on the railroad track. His head struck a rail and he never 
regained consciousness. 

The body, nearly covered with snow, was found Wednesday morning by a section hand. H. 
A. Stenson of New Effington, came to Sisseton VJednesday to get Sheriff Peter Weckmann. No 
inquest was necessary. The body was taken to Stenson and Wipperman Undertaking Parlors. 

Ed Schafte was born and reared near New Effington. He was about 40 years old at the 
time of his accidental demise. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing his wife, formerly 
Lulu Hicks of Sisseton, several small children, his parents, other relatives and a host of 
friends. ********** February 14, 1946 

MISS BERTHA HINCK DIED IN OSSEO 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Griepentrog received word today that Miss Berhta Hinck, daughter of 
the late Rev. and Mrs. Theo. Hinck, passed away suddenly Tuesday evening at her home in 
Osseo, MN. She had made her home with her brother, John, on a farm there. Miss Hinck is 
very well known here. ********** February 21, 1946 

MRS. HENRY SCHUSTER PASSED AWAY FRIDAY 
Funeral and Buxial Will Be at Aberdeen, Wash. 

Mrs. Henry Schuster, formerly of Hankinson, passed away last Friday at her home in Van- 
couver, WA. , according to word received by relatives in this city. Funeral services were 
held in Aberdeen, WA. , on Wednesday. 

Emma Hein was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hein in Hankinson on March 6th, 1886. On 
June 4th, 1917, she was united in marriage to Henry Schvister, following which they made 
their home in Hankinson until 1935, when they moved to Aberdeen, WA, later moving to Van- 
couver, where she was secretary in the Kaiser Company defense plant office. In early years 
in Hankinson she and Ruby Hall operated a millinery business in this city and later was 
employed in Minneapolis. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband; three sisters, Mrs. K. D. Graham and 
Laura Hein, of Aberdeen, WA.; Mrs. Paul Kinn, of Hankinson; and four brothers, Alfred, of 
Aberdeen, WA. Louis, of Tacoma, WA. , Chas, Jr., of Chinook, MT. , Dick, of Bemidji, MN . , and 
her father, Mr. Chas. Hein, Sr., of Hankinson. 

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Many friends regret to learn of the death of this fine lady. She was a member of the 
Order of Eastern Star for forty years, and a Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

********** February 21, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD 

SOUTH OF TOWN NEWS Funeral services were held at the Branvold Church for Horace B. 

Howard. Mr. Howard, with his wife and five children have resided in the Victor commtmity 
for many years, previotis to which they resided near Claire City. 

********** February 21, 1946 

FORMER RESIDENT OF CITY DIED 
Mrs. Aug. Muehler, formerly of the vicinity of Hankinson, (nee Mrs. Gustav Medenwaldt) 
of Waukesha, WI., died at her home on February 12th, at the age of 77 years. She was bom 
October 5th, 1868, in Newnhagen, Germany. In 1900 Mr. and Mrs. G. Medenwaldt came to Hankin- 
son and made their home for a period of twenty-five years . Her hvisband passed away in 1926 . 
She then left for Waukesha, WI . , to make her home and later was united in marriage to August 
Muehler, who moiims her death, along with many other relatives and friends. 

********** February 18, 1946 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Puetz attended the funeral of Ted Soviack, a cousin of 

Mrs. Puetz, in St. Cloud, on Friday. 

********** February 28, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. HENRY SCHUSTER 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinn left last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Henry Schuster in 
Vancouver, WA. , Wednesday at the Elerding Chapel, Rev. S. Charles Shaugler reading the ser- 
vices. Mrs. Robert Byrne sang two solos, accompanied by Mrs. Lloyd Flower. The Aberdeen 
Legion Auxiliary, of which Mrs. Schuster was a member, attended the funeral in a body and 
performed the graveside ceremony. Pallbearers were Edwin Graham, Ingvold Mchus , Dr. F. N. 
Berken, Lawrence Esson, Carl Owen and Ray Trailer. 

Many floral pieces and flower sprays were beautiful and in abundance which showed 
the great esteem her many friends had for Mrs. Schuster. 

********** February 28, 1946 

MISS BERTHA HINCK OBITUARY 

Bertha Hinck was born November 7th, 1888 at Great Bend, ND. She lived at Great Bend 
until after her father. Rev. T. Hinck died. In the spring of 1929 she, with her mother and 
brother John, moved to Osseo, MN. , where she lived until death. 

She died very suddenly at her brother's home in No. Minneapolis, on February 19th. She 
leaves to mourn: her brother, Albert of Havre, MT., sister Gertrude, (Mrs. Huebner) , of Her- 
shey, NE.; sister. Alma, (Mrs. Fred Jasmer) , of St. Paul, sisters Ida, (Mrs. Zill) , and 
Rose, (Mrs. Fike) , of Ann Arbor, MI., and brother, John, of Osseo, MN. and Walther, of Minn- 
eapolis and Waldemar, of Carroll, lA. Mrs. Adamson and Miss Effie Ponath, of Great Bend, 
attended the funeral. 

She was buried at Osseo, MN. All the brothers and sisters were able to attend the 
funeral except, Walther, who was imable to attend. February 28 1946 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR REV. JOS. SAILOR 

Funeral services were held at his parish in Valley City today for Rev. Jos. Sailor, 
who passed away in this city on Sunday. 

Reverand Sailor died at the Andrew Mourer home in this city Sunday a few minutes after 
being stricken with a heart attack. He had just celeberated Mass at St. Philip's Church, 
where he was acting for Rev. Father Bierens, who is on vacation in Mexico. 

Father Sailor is believed to have been past eighty years of age and had served in North 
Dakota over forty years in the priesthood of the Catholic Church. He was on a semi-retired 
relationship and made his home in Valley City, coming to Hankinson weekends to assist Father 
Bierens . 

He was at the Mourer home when stricken having been invited there for dinner. He was 
taken ill while dinner was being prepared and died a few minutes later. 

********** March 7, 1946 

PETER AADLAND DIED IN CANADA 

Word came from Weldon, Canada, the first of the week informing relatives here that 
Peter Aadland died one day last week at his home there. Mrs. Aadland and family were pion- 
eer settlers on the State Line, six miles north of Hammer, and lived .there until a few 
years ago when they moved to Canada. 

Surviving relatives in the Hammer neighborhood are Mrs. T. M. Stave and Mrs. Helmer 
Peterson, sisters, and Lars Aadland, of Sisseton. 

******** ** March 7, 1946 

OBITUARY OF AUGUST WEINKAUF 

Funeral services for August D. Weinkauf, resident of Browns Valley for the past fifteen 
years, who passed away at his home on Monday morning, Feb. 18th, at 5:50 AM., after a pro- 
longed illness, were held at 2 PM., at the Zion Lutheran Church. 

August David Weinkauf, age 57 years, 5 months and 6 days, was bom Sept. 12th, 1888, 
in Cottonwood, MN., the son of Emma Weise and William Weinkauf. When a small child he moved 
with his parents, to a farm in Roberts County, where he grew to manhood. He was united in 
marriage to Sarah Odenbock in Roberts Coimty on March 3rd, 1910. In November of 1931, he 
moved to Browns Valley where he has made his home since. 

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, two sons, Reinhold, Nice, CA. , Elmer, S 1-c, 
U. S. Navy; seven daughters, Mrs. Lester Maricle, Browns Valley, MN., Mrs. Rudolph Schlop- 
kohl, Nice, CA. , Mrs. Ernest Bishop, Canal Zone, Mrs. Alfred Pautz, LeSuerur, MN., Mrs. 
Gynther Skrien, Wheaton, MN. , Mrs. Robert Pavin, Browns Valley, Mrs. Wilbur Binau, Upper 
Sandusky, OH.; and thirteen grandchildren. Also to mourn his passing are three brothers, 
Robert of Hankinson, Otto of Shadehill, ND., F. W. Weinkauf, of New Effington, SD. ; two sis- 
ters, Mrs. George Jahnke, Detroit Lakes, MN. , , and Mrs. Alfred Wetzig, LeSueur, MN. 

********** March 7, 1946 

GUSTAVE LABODA DIED IN YAKIMA 

Gustave Laboda received word Sunday morning that his brother, Edward, passed away 
in Yakima, WA., Saturday evening at 5:45. Funeral services will be held in Washington. 

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Attending the funeral was his son, Ornie, from Minneapolis. He leaves to mourn.- his 
sorrowing wife, two sons, Ornie, of Minneapolis, Robert, of Great Bend, and one daughter, 
Mrs. Arlo Pratt; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Muehler, of Dwight, Mrs. Winefeldt, of Hankinson; 
and one brother, Gustave, of near Great Bend.. (Apparently headline should read EDWARD) 

********** j,j^^J^ ^^ ^g^g 

MRS. HEIBER, OF LIDGERWOOD, DIED 
Mrs. E. J. Cabillott and Ethel DeSilva attended the funeral of Mrs. Cabillott's sis- 
ter, Mrs. Heiber, at Lidgerwood, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Heiber had been a resident of Lid- 
gerwood for many years, her husband being engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. 
Following the death of her husband three years ago, Mrs. Heidner moved to Minneapolis. 
She had been in failing health since moving there and passed away Thxxrsday, Feb. 28th. Mr. 
and Mrs. Bergen and son, of Minneapolis also attended the fimeral. 

********** March 14, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD FOR FRANCISCAN SISTER 
Saturday, March 9th, in this city, funeral services were held for Sister H. Damaszena 
Woerle, OSF, in the Chapel of St. Francis Academy. 

Sr. M. Damaszena Woerle, bom Jxily 28th, 1880, in Germany, came to this country in 1913. 
For 33 years she was in charge of the bakery of St. John's University, Collegeville , MN., 
admired by everyone who knew her because of her unchanging kindness and great devotedness 
to her daily duties. After a sickness of about a month, Sister Damaszena peacefully passed 
away at a St. Cloud Hospital, thus concluding a hidden life of service. 

Her remains were brought to Hankinson, where she was laid to rest in the Sisters Ceme- 
tery close to the Academy. 

Three Sisters from St. John's, Collegeville, the entire community at Hankinson and a 
nvunber of friends of the Academy were present at the funeral services. Father J. Otto offic- 
iating. ********** March 14, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD 
GREAT BEND. ... .Mrs . Allen Bohn and daughters, Mrs. Augxist Bohn, of Colimibia, SD. , came 
Saturday night to attend the fiineral of the latter' s father, Herman Lubenow, which was held 
on Tuesday afternoon at the Zion Evangelical Church in Great Bend, Rev. Wenzel and Rev. 
Thiele officiating. 

********** March 14, 1946 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. SARAH FLYNN 
George Peterson and three sons left Tuesday for Valley City, where they attended the 
fimeral of Mrs. Sarah Flynn, of Pasadena, CA. Five sons survive, and two daughters, Mrs. 
Martin Manikowski of Forman, and Miss Agnes Flynn, of Mantador, Mrs. Flynn resides in 
Hankinson with her daughter, the late Mrs. Amdt Peterson, until about a year ago, when she 
left for California. ********** March 14, 1946 

STAVIG, SISSETON PIONEER, DIED 
Hans L. Stavig, a pioneer merchant of Sisseton, member of the firm of Stavig Brothers, 
largest business enterprise in this city, died at his home Friday morning. March 1st at 

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6:30 AM., at the age of 73 years. 

********** March 14, 1946 

CONFIRM DEATH OF PAUL WITTENBERGER 

Word from Mr. and Mrs. John Wittenberger, of Fort Lupton, CO., conveys the news that 
they have received a letter from the War Department acclaiming the death of their son, Lt. 
Paul. 

Paul was a pilot on a B-24 Liberator bomber. He was lost on an important ferrying miss- 
ion over the Philippine Islands, on the 9th of March, 1945. His plane took off from the 
Luzon Island for a return flight to Leyte Island. The weather was bad and no radio contact 
was made with the plane from the time of take off. 

Paul was bom in Wessington Springs, SD., Oct. 12th, 1918, where he received his school- 
ing. In 1941 the family moved to Hankinson. Paul enlisted in the Air Corps on Feb. 2nd, 
1943, and left for overseas Oct. 10, 1944. 

********** March 21, 1946 

VINCENT INGERSON DIED IN SEATTLE 
Graduate of Class of 1937, Local High School 

Word was received here this week of the death of Vincent Ingersoh.in Seattle, WA. , 
where he was eit5)loyed, according to word received by Mrs. Frank Mass from Mr. and Mrs Ing- 
erson, former residents, now residing at Browns Valley, MN. No details were learned. 

News of the death of this fine young man was received in Hankinson with great sadness 
by a host of friends throughout the city and community. 

Vincent, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ingerson, was bom in Hankinson, and graduated from 
the local High School in 1937. miring the war he went to the west coast where he was employ- 
ed. Funeral services will be held at Browns Valley, either on Saturday or Sunday. His 
parents and four sisters survive. Further details and an obitioary may be available for next 
week. ********** March 21, 1946 

ALBERT SEDLER 

Funeral services were held at Havana for Albert Sedler, 86, farm resident there for 
more than 60 years, who died in his farm home on Thursday. Services were held in the Hav- 
ana Congregational Church, Rev. Webber, of Hankinson, officiating. Burial was in the Havana 
Cemetery. 

Bom in Stettin, Germany, Jime 7th, 1859, Mr. Sedler came to the United States in 1882, 
settling in what is now Richland Covmty, where he was employed on a farm. In 1885, he moved 
to the farm which had been his home since. 

He leaves to mourn: Mrs. Sedler, the former Margaret Seba; a son, Walter, of Havana, 
and a brother, Theodore, of Mantador, ND. 

GREAT BEND ********** March 21, 1946 

SISTER PASSED AWAY 

Mrs. Chas. Abbott received word Saturday that her sister, Augusta Schroeder, living 
in California had passed away. Sunday Mrs. Abbott left for Paynesville , MN., being called 
there by the serious illness of her mother. 

********** March 21, 1946 

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THEODORE BRACKIN, OF FAIRMOUNT, DIED 

Word has been received of the death at Fairmovint, ND. , Sunday of Theodore Brackin, 
about 74, Fairmoimt farmer and resident there more than fifty years. He leaves Mrs. Brack- 
in; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold Melzor, of Sheboygan, WI., and two grandchildren. He also leaves 
a niece and some coxisins in Fargo. 

********** March 28, 1946 

NEPHEW OF MSS. KRAUSE KILLED IN ACCIDENT 

Mrs. Nellie Krause received a telegram Wednesday morning stating that her nephew, 
Harold Baum, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Ba\am, of Hancock, WI . , was killed in an auto 
accident on Wednesday. Mrs. Krause left Wednesday night to attend the funeral services, 
which are being held Friday at Hancock, Wisconsin. 

********** March 28, 1946 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR VINCENT INGERSON 

Funeral services for Vincent Ingerson were held at the Methodist Church in Browns 
Valley on Saturday, March 23rd. Interment was made in the Valley View Cemetery. 

Vincent Ashley Ingerson passed away suddenly Tuesday at Seattle, Washington, where he 
has made his home for the past four years. 

Vincent was born April 12, 1918, at Hankinson, where he grew to manhood, and would 
have been twenty-eight years of age, his next birthday. He was a graduate of the Hankin- 
son High School and also attended the State School of Science of Wahpeton. He was a member 
of the Union Congregational Church at Hankinson, and was very active in church and young 
people's organizations, both in Hankinson and Wahpeton. He took a great interest in Boy 
Scouts in Hankinson and was assistant Scout Master for some time and later acted as Scout 
Master. 

He leaves to mourn his passing; besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ashley J. Ingerson, 
four sisters, namely his twin sister, Mrs. Elmer Hoist, of Valley City, ND. , Mrs. Walter 
Ziegelman, of Renville, MN., Mrs. Bernard Bigley, Seattle, WA. , Marilyn, at home and grand- 
father, Iver Johnson. ********** March 28, 1946 

BERT NELSON DIED IN FERGUS FALLS 

Bert Nelson, brother of Andrew Nelson of Hankinson, passed away this morning at Wright's 
Hospital in Fergus Falls, after a two-weeks' illness. Funeral arrangements have not yet 
been made. Mr. Nelson was 46 years old and was engaged in business in Milnor. This is the 
second death in the family in six months. Mrs. Anna Nelson passing away in October. Three 
brothers survive. ********** April 4, 1946 

YOUTH DIED IN ACCIDENT 

One of the most tragic accidents to happen in the community in a long time occurred 
Friday afternoon when David Gabbert suffered a mortal wound when a shot gun he was evidently 
taking from his car accidently discharged. The charge of the gun struck him in the shoulder. 

The accident happened in the yard at his home, while all members of the family were away. 
David, although desperately wounded, got into the car and attempted to drive to the Pribber- 
now home. Enroute his car became mired in a field a short ways from his home. He left the 

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car and started to walk but the terrible wound prevented him from doing so. Men working on 
Norman Pribbemow's hanger he was building for an airplane, saw the injured man, and Nick 
Wagner, who was passing in his car, picked up the lad and took him to the Pribbemow farm 
where he was placed in their car, and brought to town, by Norman Pribbemow. Dr. Beithon 
who had been notified of the accident, gave immediate medical attention. Death ensued a few 
hours later. 

Enroute to town David said he had attempted to take the gun from the car when it was 
discharged. He was able to transfer from the Wagner car and walk into the physician's off- 
ice when he arrived in town, but the terrible wound had taken a toll in blood and shock. 

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran C2iurch in Hankinson, Monday afternoon for 
David Frank Gabhert , who died in Hankinson last Friday, March 29th, several hours after 
having been accidentally shot by a ten gauge shotgun. 

He was bom March 15th, 1929, in Greendale Township to William and Susanna Gabbert. 
He was received into the Lutheran Church by the rite of baptism shortly thereafter, and 
confirmed in the same church last year. 

He leaves to mourn his sorrowing parents, his brothers Lawrence, Louis and Warren and 
his sister, lone, all of Hankinson. He was the second youngest child. 

A brief service for the immediate family was held in the home and interment was in the 
Lutheran Cemetery north of Hankinson. 

********** April 4, 1946 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .W. F. Bergman, former White Rock resident, but recently of Sisseton, 
passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ivan Green, in Sisseton, Sunday afternoon. 

He was 78 years of age, and death resulted from a heart attack. He will be buried in 
the east White Rock Cemetery today (Thursday.) He had been a resident of White Rock for 
many years . ++++++++++ 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .This community was saddened last week, when it was learned that Mar- 
tin Thompson, age 56, a life-long resident of the Rosholt community, passed away at the 
nines Hospital in Hines, IL., Friday evening, March 22nd. 

********** April 4, 1946 

MRS. ANNA BREVIG PASSED AWAY 

Mrs. Anna Brevig passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dale Welch, here April 
4th. Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church at Harvey, ND. , Sunday, April 
7th. 

Mrs. Anna Brevig was bom January 25th, 1878. Surviving to mourn their loss are eight 
daughters, Mrs. Martin Nerwick, Enderlin; Mrs. Earl Pierce, Van Hook; Mrs. C. J. Sjol, of Max; 
Mabel, Minot; Mrs. C. D. Petterson and Mrs. F. F. Corcoran, San Diego, CA. ; Mrs. Harry Peder- 
son, Cando; Mrs. Dale E. Welch, Hankinson, Seventeen grandchildren and four great-grand- 
children; one brother, Nels Orvik, Michigan. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR PIONEER LADY 
Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt Passed Away Saturday 

Fvineral services were held at the Emmanueal Evangelical & Reforroed Church with Rev. A. 
A. Graf officiating on Tuesday for a pioneer lady of Richland County, Mrs. Herman Medenwaldt, 
a host of mourners attending the solemn service to pay their last earthly respects to a fine 
mother and citizen. Mrs. Medenwaldt was in excellent health until four weeks ago, when she 
was taken ill and removed to the Breckenridge Hospital. 

Bertha Roeder Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Roeder, was bom April 4th 
1873, in West Prussia, Germany. She was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran faith. As a 
child she came to America with her parents, and after a short stay in Minnesota, came to 
Richland County, making their home on the homestead southeast of Hankinson. On November 
22nd, 1894, she was united in marriage to Herman Medenwaldt, the sainted Rev. Wemke conduct- 
ing the ceremony. Mrs. Medenwaldt was a faithful member of the chvirch and active in the 
work with the Ladies; Aid, and will be sorely missed from her Christian work. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Rheinard, William, Arnold, Mrs. H. G. Womer, Mrs. 
Otto Bladow, Mrs. Ed. Gollnick, Mrs. Ed. Coppin, Harry and Roland; two brothers and one 
sister, Julius Roeder, August Roeder and Mrs. Tillie Wirth, of Shawnee, OK.; twenty grand- 
children and four great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1932. 

********** April 18, 1946 

GREAT BEND Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Womer, Mrs. Harvey Thiele and Elroy Womer motored to 

Bismarck on Thursday, to attend the fimeral of Mr. Fischer, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Womer 
which was held on Friday. They returned Saturday. 

********** April 18, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. FRED MAUCH 
Passed Away at Hospital in Pipestone, Minn. 
The community was grievously shocked on Monday afternoon when they learned of the sudden 
death of Mrs. Fred Mauch, who passed away at a hospital in Pipestone, MN., at the age of 57 
years. 

Mrs. Mauch had been to Luveme, MN., to visit a sister, who was seriously ill and was 
taken to the hospital there, where she passed away Monday afternoon. 

Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador, 
Rev. Fr. Charles Schneider officiating. 

********** April 25, 1946 

ROBERT T. JONES DIED IN WISCONSIN 
A message received by relatives on Simday told of the death of Robert T. Jones, of 
Neenah, WI . Mr. Jones was a brother of Ben Jones, Mrs. James Novak and the late John R. 
Jones. Mr. Jones lived in Hankinson some years ago. He was engaged in farming in Wisconsin 
until a few years ago when he retired and moved to Neenah. Mrs. Novak visited her brother 
in March, having been called at that time for the funeral of her brother's wife. 

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CHARLES KOEPNICK PASSED AWAY 
Fimeral services were held today at the Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church for 
Charles Koepnick, who passed away April 27th, at his home in Frazee, MN., Rev. A. A. Graf 
officiating. 

Mr. Koepnick was united in marriage in 1904 to Anna Gustman, and for a time was employ- 
ed in Hankinson. After a few years he moved to Canada, and later returned to this community 
where he fanned for five years. He then moved to Frazee, where he has since resided. His 
wife and a daughter, Mrs. Percy A. Smith, of Granite Falls, survive. 

********** May 2, 1946 

DEATH REPORTED 
Jake Kaiser, formerly of White Rock, passed away suddenly at his home in Mount Angel, 
Oregon, on Saturday, April 2 7th. 

********** May 2, 1946 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jentz attended the funeral of the former's aunt at 

Henderson, MN., on Saturday. They were accompanied by Mrs. Minnie Jentz, of Hankinson. 

********** ^ May 2, 1946 

LOCAL NEWS Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jentz, of Mantador, and Mrs. Minnie Jentz left Fri- 
day evening for Henderson, MN., where they attended the funeral services for Mrs. Jentz's 
sister-in-law, Mrs. John Jentz. 

********** May 2, 1946 

Mrs. Wm. Baisley visited Sunday in the Mrs. Clara Green home. She had jiast returned 

from Britton, SD., where she had attended the fimeral services for Mrs. Andrew Paulson. 

********** May 2, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD 

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church at 

Barney for Helmuth C. Mindeman who died Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital. Rev. Hanneman 

was in charge of services. * * u. ^ ^ ^ ^ 

********** May 2, 1946 

LIDGERWOOD MAN DIED 
Fimeral services for Frank Bosovsk were held Friday at 10 o'clock. The Rev. Father 
O'Connell officiated. 

Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. John Stule , Mary and Helen of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Wal- 
ter Lipovsky of Claire City, SD. , and Mrs. Herbert Rieland of Mantador; and two sons, Joseph 

of Lidgerwood and Albert of Wahpeton. LIDGEFWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** May 2, 1946 

HATLIE SERVICES HELD 
Fimeral services were held in the Richland Church, south of Christine, with Rev. J. 0. 
Silseth officiating, for Nels O. Hatlie, of Wahpeton, Richland County pioneer who died Mon- 
day. A native of Norway, Mr. Hatlie came to the U. S. in 1887 and has lived on a Richland 
County farm since his marriage in Fargo in 1892 . 

********** jj^y 2, 1946 

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AUGUST GABBERT DIED AT GRAFTON 
Fimeral Held Today for Heart Attack Victim 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the local Lutheran Church for August 
Frederick Gabbert, who had passed away at Grafton, ND. , on Saturday, May 4th, dying of a 
heart attack. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, north of Hankinson. Funeral services 
were also conducted by the Rev. W. Harvey Michaels at Grafton on Wednesday, May 8th. 

Mr. Gabbert was bom March 5th, 1878, at Green Isle, MN. , to William and Mary Gabbert. 
He was united in Holy Matrimony with Alma, nee Stage, May 3, 1904 at Seaforth, MN. In the 
fall of 1915 they moved to the Hankinson territory. Mrs. Gabbert preceded her husband in 
death, Sept. 3rd, 1935. In the fall Mr. Gabbert and his sons, Alfred and Edward moved in- 
to the Action community near Grafton. 

Surviving to mourn the passing of Mr. Gabbert are his children, Edward, Elsie, (Mrs. 
Ben Feldmann) , Alfred, of Action Township near Grafton, Albert of Echo, MN. , and Emmanuel, 
of Chester, MT. His two youngest children, Augxist and Ruth, passed away in early infancy. 

Mr. Gabbert is also survived by his brothers, George of White Rock, John and William 
of Hankinson, by his sisters, Mrs. Gust Schultz, of Hankinson, and Mrs. John Wolff of Wood 
Lake, MN. ********** May 9, 1946 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. JOHN HARDY 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond and Dennis and Marlyce motored to Wahpeton on Thursday to 
attend the funeral of Mrs. Brummond' s sister, Mrs. John Hardy, who passed away at a Milwau- 
kee Hospital, after being seriously ill for five months, most of this time being spent at 
the hospital. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, Rev. Dreyer 
officiating. Burial took place in the St. John's Church Cemetery in Summit Township in the 
family lot beside her parents. Dennis was one of the pallbearers. 

********** j4ay 9, 1946 

TULLY WILLIAMS PASSED AWAY 

Tully Williams, of Hankinson, who has been residing at Tonasket, WA. , passed away at 
the home of his sister, according to word received by his wife in Hankinson. No details 
have as yet been received, except that bvirial will be in Tonasket. 

********** j4ay 16, 1946 

YOUNG GIRL DIED TUESDAY 
Gertrude Ann, 11-year-old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bimbaum 

Little 11 year old Gertrude Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bimbaum, passed away 
suddenly at the St. Francis Academy on Tuesday. The child was taken ill last week and was 
given a medical examination in St. Francis Hospital. She resimied her classes at the Academy 
on Monday, and Tuesday suffered a relapse and passed away before medical help could arrive. 

Gertrude Ann Birnbaum was born October 31st, 1934, in the parental home in Elma Township 
She took her first Communion on May 10, 1945. She entered the Academy six years ago and was 
in the fifth grade when the Angel of Death called. 

Surviving are her parents and three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were 
held at St. Philip's Chiirch today at 9 o'clock, Rev. G. C. Bierens conducting the services 

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before a large number of people who came to pay their last earthly respects to this good 
Christian child. ********** j^ay 23, 1946 

RITES FOR W. SCHRADER 

William Schrader, of Lidgerwood, who died May 9th, after nearly a month at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , was laid to rest from the Zion Lutheran Church, May 12th, 
at 3 o'clock. Mr. Schrader is survived by his widow, a son, Melvin, of Lidgerwood, and two 
daughters, Mrs. Gordon Krueger and Mrs. Merrill Sly, both of Lidgerwood. 

********** f4ay 23, 1946 

FUNERAL IN ENDERLIN FRIDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM 
Barbara, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve George, Killed at Enderlin 

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Enderlin on Friday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock for eight year old Barbara June, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve George, who 
was killed when hit by a car Sunday night. 

Barbara June was killed instantly Sunday night at Enderlin when struck by a car driven 
by Robert Kaber, of Enderlin, a returned war veteran. Kaber, a coroner's jury determined 
was blinded by approaching lights and was absolved of blame in the accident. The youngster 
was crossing the street when hit. 

She was in the third grade of the Enderlin school. Mr. and Mrs. George and family 
resided in Hankinson until about six years ago when they moved to Enderlin . 

Surviving are the parents, four brothers, John, Kyril, Lloyd and Billy; and two sisters, 
Elizabeth and Beverly. ********** May 30, 1946 

NO CLUES CONCERNING DESERTED BABE 
Baby Found on Doorstep at Wahpeton Dies Same Day 

The sheriff's office informs The NEWS today that no clues had been found concerning 
the party who left the newly bom baby in Wahpeton on Sunday. Funeral services for the 
child were held in Wahpeton Wednesday. 

+ + + + + + + + + + 

An abandoned baby boy found on the Otto Witt home doorstep in Wahpeton early Sunday, 
died the same day at 10:45 at a hospital, where it had been placed in an incubator. 

Mr. and Mrs. Witt discovered the child about 8 AM., Sunday, carelessly wrapped in a 
packing box. The baby was still alive, though apparently suffering from exposure. 

Chief of Police George Swenson and Sheriff M. 0. Peterson took the baby to the hospital 
where a physician said the child was from six to seven days old. He later pronounced death 
due to exposure . 

The blonde boy lay in a crude packing box which bore no markings except: "Sold Halvor- 
son, $2.98." Under this pencil writing was the figiire four inscribed in a circle. 

Among the clothes in the box was a young woman's coat, badly frayed, but a size 10 or 12. 
All labels had been removed. There was a crocheted scarf, a small child's dress and an out- 
ing flanned slip, a baby band, and a child's sweater. A dirty blanket and a doll slip of 

flannel, completed the garments. 

The clothing was black from dirt. The box measured 16 x 14 x 8, and was probably 

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placed on the doorstep of the Witt home sometime dioring the night. They heard no outcry. 

********** May 30, 1946 

TO ATTEND FUNERAL 
MANTADOR — .Mr. and Mrs. Joe Foertsch left for parts in Wisconsin on Saturday and also 
to attend the funeral of John Suerer, cin uncle of Mr. Foertsch. They were accompanied by 
Mr. and Mrs. John Foertsch, of Wyndmere. 

********** May 30, 1946 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. M. SANDER FRIDAY 
Passed Away Tuesday at the Home of Her Daughter 
Mrs. Minnie Sander, of Hankinson, passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daugh- 
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roberts, June 4th, after an illness of about a year. Deceased had 
attained the age of 83 years. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Emmanuel Evangelical 
S Reformed Church, Rev. A. A. Graf conducting the services. Btirial will be in the church 
cemetery beside her husband, who preceded her in death twelve years ago. 

Minnie Klamen was bom in Germany on July 20th, 1863, and grew to womanhood there. She 
was united in marriage to Henry Sander in 1886, and they immigrated to America. They sett- 
led on a farm near Barney. The past 45 years they have lived in or near Hankinson. For the 
past twelve years she has made her home with her children. 

Surviving are: two sons, William and Henry, three daughters, Mrs. C. H. Witt, Mrs. Ern- 
est Witt and Mrs. Kenneth Roberts. Fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also 
survive. ********** June 6, 1946 

CHAS. WITT, BELFORD, DIED TODAY 
Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday 
Chas. Witt, of Belford Township, passed away this morning at his home. Mr. Witt had 
been in ill health for the past two years. 

Fxineral services will be held Sunday from the home at 2 o'clock and at the Belford 
Lutheran Church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. W. H. Cordts conducting the services. 
A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** Jiine 6, 1946 

NEVI EFFINGTON LADY DIES 

NEW EFFINGTON .... Grandma Benson, of New Effington, was taken suddenly ill last week 

and on Friday was taken by ambulance to the Breckenridge Hospital. An emergency operation 

was performed after reaching the hospital, and she passed away about two hours after the 

operation. Grandma Benson was about 80 years old. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

Always cheerful and kind, with a friendly smile for everyone. 

********** June 6 , 1945 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Dosch and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Popp attended the funeral of their 

cousin, John Bundrock, at Kidder, SD., Thursday. Mrs. Bundrock was well known here. A wife 

and six children survive. ********** June 6, 1946 

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RECEIVES WORD OF BROTHER'S DEATH 
Mrs. George Muran, of Duerr Township, received the shocking news that her brother, Art- 
hur Thorson, of San Jose, CA. , had been killed May 17th, in a motorcycle accident. He was 
37 years old, having been bom June 11, 1908. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Thorson, 
who lived 10 miles south of Lidgerwood before going to Calif., about ten years ago. 
MONITOR ********** jyj^g 5^ ]_94g 

Mrs. Donald Brandt and daughter, Patricia, left Satiirday for Columbvis, ND. , to attend 
the funeral of her father, Albert Berg, who died Wednesday. Fxjneral services were held on 
Monday. ********** ju^g g^ j^g^g 

WHITE ROCK MAN DIED IN FARGO 
Vincent W. Beffort, of White Rock, died Friday in a Fargo Hospital. Funeral services 
were held at Wheaton on Monday. VJife of the deceased is a sister of the Roth family here. 
Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery here. 

Attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Salzwedel, of Sheldon; Mr. and Mrs. 
Anton Bommersbach, Larimore; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mitzel, Leola,SD,; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond 
Roth, St. Paul, MN.; Peter J. Roth, Sebeka, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Roth, Donnelly, MN.; 
Marion Bommersbach, Fargo; Cecilia Bommersbach, Fargo. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. HERMAN WAHLER 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2 o' 
clock at St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township, Rev. W. H. Cordts , officiating, 
for Mrs. Herman Wahler, who passed away Friday morning, June 7th, at 9:15 AM., at the St. 
Mary's Hospital in Wahpeton, after being a patient there for three weeks. Mrs. Wahler had 
been in failing health for the past year and a half and in December went to the Rochester 
Clinic to seek medical aid. 

Mrs. Herman Wahler, nee Helen Klawitter, was bom June 18th, 1903, in Belford Township, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Klawitter. She was married to Herman Wahler on April 6th, 
1937, at Fargo, after which they made their home in Barney Township. 

Surviving to mourn are the husband, Herman; one daughter, Ruth, and three step-children; 
Elroy, Harold and Marlys ; one step-grandchild, Miss Connie Wahler; also her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Emil Klawitter; two brothers. Otto, of Hankinson, and Ewald, of Minneapolis. Two sis- 
ters, Elsie and Hilda, preceded her in death. 

Relatives attending from out of this community were Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Klawitter; an 
aunt, Mrs. Emilie Klawitter; cousins, Mrs. Doris Nyberg, Mrs. Ada Carlson, Mrs. Hertha Bom, 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosenaw, all of Minneapolis; Mrs. Bill Dahlin, of Chichio, MN.; Mr. and 
Mrs. Emil Dahlin and Charles Meyer, of New Effington, SD. 

********** June 13, 1946 

COL. ROY OSBORN DIED IN PLANE CRASH 
Son of Former Hankinson Minister 

Col. Roy W. Osbom, 31, native of Sanborn, ND. , was one of 23 persons killed in the 

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crash Sunday morning of an army C-54 transport plane on Tobago Island, near Panama. 

Searchers Monday were hauling themselves up the jungle matted slopes of the island on 

bodies. The four motored army plane crashed on the Pacific Island while on a routine 

flight from Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, FL. , to Albrook Field, Canal 2tone. There were 
17 passengers and a crew of six. 

Col. Osbom, 31, was the son of Rev. and Mrs. William Osbom, formerly of Sanborn, and 
now of Pacatonica, XL. Col Osbom married the former Helen Gilbertson, of Jamestown, ND. , 
and there are two sons. Bill and Paul. Before becoming flight cadet. Col. Osbom attended 
Jamestown College. He was graduated from Randolph and Kelly Fields, TX. , in 1936. 

He flew fighter planes in the European area during World War 11 and received the Silver 
Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with one cluster, the Air Medal and six clusters. He had 
logged more than 3,500 hours of flying time and had flown in nearly 100 missions with the 
Eighth Air Force. 

A year ago, after returning to the United States, he was termed one of the youngest 
Commandants in the Air Force Central Flying Command when he became Commanding Officer of 
Foster Field, Texas . 

Rev. Osbom served in the Congregational Parish in Hankinson for three years, and our 
citizens are sorely grieved by the tragedy which has befallen the family. 

********** June 13, 1946 

SERVICES FOR CHARLES WITT 

Charles Witt, long time resident of Belford Township, died Jxne 6th, at 10 AM., at his 
farm home after being in poor health for some time . 

Bom in the state of New York, June 12th, 1876, he moved, with his parents Carl and 
Frederika Witt, to Ohio and later to Dakota Territory. His father took up a homestead there, 
in. .....what is now Icnown as Belford Township. Charles married Miss Annie Neitzel, on Nov. 

13th, 1901, and they remained on the homestead until his death. He was an active member of 
the community, serving in various capacities as a member of both township and school boards. 
He was a charter member of St. Johns Lutheran Church which is located in the home town- 
ship. It was from this church that the fioneral services were held Svmday afternoon, June 
9th, with the Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. Interment was in St. Johns Cemetery with 
David Mc Ilwain, Clifford Mc Ilwain, Walter Mc Ilwain, Gordon Dibbert, James Witt and Robert 
Keenan acting as pallbearers . 

He is survived by four children: Mrs. Lorraine Krump and Milton Witt, of Detroit Lakes, 
MN.; Alfred Witt, of Hankinson; and Mrs. V7illiam Ziegmann, of Minneapolis; by his mother, 
Mrs. Carl Witt, of Wahpeton and by his widow. 

Also surviving is a brother, Henry Witt, of Wahpeton and four sisters: Mrs. D. S. Mc- 
Ilwain, Miss Wilhelmina Witt, Mrs. Robert Keenan, all of Wahpeton, and Mrs. Arnold Mitzel 
of Yakima, WA. ********** june 13, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD FOR CHARLES HENTZ 

Fimeral services were held Monday, June 17th, in the local Lutheran Church for Charles 
Hentz, who had died rather suddenly Friday, June 14th, as the result of a heart attack at 

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the Providence Hospital. Biirial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, north of HanJcinson. Rev. G. 
C. Michael conducted the services. 

Mr. Hentz was bom January 12th, 1896 in Elma Township, the son of Peter Hentz and his 
wife. Bertha, nee Schuett. He was baptized in early infancy by the Rev. T. Hinck, and con- 
firmed by the Rev. J. P. Klausler. He was united in Holy Matrimony with Mcirgaret Rose Kret- 
chman on December 29, 1920. This union was blessed with two daughters, Dorothy and Margaret 
Ruth. 

Mr. Hentz had been farming the past twenty- five years in Duerr Township, and was an 
active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving the same as chairman during 1945. 

His passing is mourned by his widow, his daughters, Mrs. David Solid and Mrs. James A. 
Scheller, both of Hankinson; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Kretchman, of Hankinson; his sis- 
ters, Mrs. John Front, of Britton, SD., and Mrs. John Linehan, of Hankinson, Roy of Rosholt, 
SD., and Peter, of Denver, CO.; and one granddaughter, as well as by many other relatives 
and friends. His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death. 

Pallbearers were: Ben Schweback, Art Marohl, Adolph Petri ch, George Schultz, George 
Kutter and John A. Hentz. Honorary bearers were Jake Jex, Wilmer Landeen, R. Green, C. H. 
Siefken, Wm. Koehler, Chas. Wollitz and Nick Wawers. 

********** June 20, 1946 

Word was received here that the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Abbott, Jr., of St. 
Paul, passed away Friday. ********** June 20, 1946 

SANBORN HONORS COL. ROY OSBORN 

SANBORN, ND. .. .Memorial services were in the City Hall here Sunday for Col. Roy W. 
Osbom, former Sanborn and Hankinson, ND. , resident who was killed June 9th in the crash 
of a C-54 transport plane near Panana City. Rev. Thomas E. Nugent, pastor of Valley City 
Congregational Church, officiated. 

Attending were 15 fighter pilots and a medical officer from Williams Field, AZ. , for- 
mer associates of Col. Osbom when he was commanding officer there. 

Also present for the service were Col. Osbom 's parents, Rev. and .Mrs. William Osbom, 
Pocatonica, IL. , three sons, William, Paul and John, who had moved to Sanborn until a home 
woiild be available in Panama City; a brother, Hilary, Ames, lA. ; two sisters, Ruth, of Du- 
buque, lA. , and Mrs. Miriam Mc Pherson, Freeborn, MN., and friends from Fargo, Moorhead, 
Jamestown, Valley City, Eckelson, Grand Forks and Aberdeen, SD. 

Duets were sung by Mrs. James Dunlevy, Fargo and L. D. Best, Hillsboro, ND. 

********** June 20, 1946 

MRS. ALBERT ERB PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Albert Erb passed away tonight (Thursday) at 8:35 after an illness of about six 
months. Funeral services, to be held at the Great Bend Methodist Church, have not yet been 
arranged. An Obituary will be published in next Week's Hankinson NEWS. 

********** June 27, 1945 

MRS. SELMA KARLSON PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Selma Karlson passed away in Veblen, SD., June 24th. Mrs. Karlson was bom April 

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29th, 1890, at Delemere, ND. She married August Karlson and they have lived in Veblen all 
during their married life. Survivors are: her husband, August and six children, Agnes, 
Esther, Salles, Violet, Inga and Chester. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27th, from the Lutheran Nidaros Chvirch 
at Veblen. Services from the home begin at 1 o'clock with Rev. Dreyer officiating. Inter- 
ment will be at Nidaros Cemetery in Veblen. 

********** June 27, 1946 

MBS. ALBERT EBB PASSED AWAY 
Funeral Held Monday for Pioneer Richland County Lady 

Mrs. Albert Erb, pioneer resident of Richland County, passed away last Thursday night, 
following an illness of many months; duration at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, 
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Erb. She had attained the age of 89 years. 

Fimeral services were held at the Zion Evangelical Church in Great Bend, of which she 
was a member. Rev. Sterling Wenzel conducted the services. 

Mathilda Sonnenberg was bom at LaCrosse , WI., on January 14th, 1857, the eldest daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sonnenberg. She was united in marriage to Albert Erb on April 
25, 1888, at LaCrosse, WI., and after several years there moved to Mantador, where they 
resided on a farm until they retired thirty-two years ago when they moved to Hankinson, 
which has been their home since . 

Seventeen children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Erb. Her husband and four children pre- 
ceded her in death. Sxirviving are: Mrs. Math Kinn, Alvina; Mrs. Henry Goltz, Minnie; and 
Adolph and Henry, of Hankinson; Louis Erb, of Brampton; Wm. Erb, Garrison; Charles Erb, 
Dillon, MT.; Leonard Erb, Sunnyside, WA. ; Mrs. Edwin Krause, Leona, Simnyside, WA.; Mrs. 
Chas . Brickner, Ida, Chesterton, IN.; Mrs. Ed. Sampson, Lilliam, Adrian, MI.; Mrs. Walter 
Squires, Rose, Williams ton, MI.; Klara Erb, of Adrian, MI. 

********** July 4, 1946 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MR. FRED PRIBBERNOW 

Carl Pribbemow returned to his home here Monday, after attending the fimeral of his 
brother, Fred, at Whitetail, MT. , who passed away Thursday. The funeral was held Svinday. 

Fred Pribbemow was a former Hankinson man, having been employed at the G. N. Depot. 
He leaves to mourn: four children, two brothers, Carl and Albert, and two sisters, Ella, 
here, and Hilda at St. Rose, Canada. 

********** July 11, 1946 

PIONEER DIED AT HAMMER 
Gunder Hammer, pioneer of Roberts Couty, of Hammer, passed away Sunday morning at the 
age of 82 years. Funeral services, attended by a multitude of grieving mourners, were held 
Wednesday at Nidaros Church with Rev. Olson conducting the rites. A pioneer, from whom the 

the city of Hammer was named, is sxirvived by his wife and grown children. 

********** July 11, 1946 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Ed Loll received word from Paynesville, MN., Thursday 

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morning that Mr. Loll's brother-in-law, Herman Greutzmacher, passed away Wednesday evening. 
The funeral was held at Paynesville, Tuesday afternoon. 

********** July 11, 1946 

HUSBAND PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Josephine Long, of Fargo, writes to friends here that her husband died suddenly 
Friday at his home. Funeral services were held on Monday at the St. Anthony's Padua Church 
in Fargo. Burial was at Page, ND. Mrs. Long is well known here, being the State Supervisor 
of the R. N. A. ********** July 18, 1946 

FUNERAL HELD FOR CHILD 
A son born to Mr. and Mrs. James Hrdlicka, of Lidgerwood, July 13th at the Hankinson 
Hospital, passed away at Lidgerwood. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the 
Catholic Church. ********** july 18, 1946 

LAKE VICTIM SERVICES HELD LAST MONDAY 
Funeral services were held for Daniel Pelzl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pelzl, of Bar- 
ney, at the St. Anthony Church at Mooreton, last Monday. 

Mr. Pelzl drowned Wednesday about 8 PM. , at Dead Lake, MN. , when a boat in which he was 
was fishing, capsized. Miss Lois Lenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lenz, also of Barney, 

who was also in the boat, was rescued. WYNDMERE HERALD 

********** July 18, 1946 

HAMMER NEV;S. .. .FATHER DIED Mrs. Melbert Larsen received a telegram, Friday, stating 

that her father, Fred Cloetier, passed away on June 28th at Seattle, Washington. 

********** July 18, 1946 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MRS. CARRY TYSON 
Mrs. John Frundt, of Britton, SD. , visited in Hankinson while enroute home from Minn- 
eapolis, where she attended the funeral service for Mrs. Carry Tyson, sister of Wm. and 
John Frundt. ********** July 25, 1946 

GREAT BEND....Emil Ponath and Effie motored to Havana Wednesday to attend the funeral 
of the former's nephew, Willie Illig, wich was held Wednesday afternoon. 

********** July 25, 1946 

LAMARS LADY DIED 
Funeral rites for Mrs. Phoebe Green, of LaMars Township, are being held at 9 AM., Tues- 
day from the St. Anthony Church at Fairmount. Mrs. Green died from a cerebral hemorrhage 
Saturday morning at the home of her son near Fairmount. 

********** July 25, 1946 

WIFE OF WALTER HINCK POLIO VICTIM 
Daughter- In-Law of Former Great Bend Pastor 
Word has been received here telling that Mrs. Walter Hinck, aged 30, passed away at 
her home in Minneapolis last week, a victim of the Polio epidemic raging there. Funeral 
services were held Friday week. 

Surviving to mourn are her husband and two children, ages 2 and 4. Mr. Hinck was a 



son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Hinck, formerly of Great Bend. Mr. Hinck had returned 
from Japan only two months ago. 

********** August 1, 1946 

JOHN PAULSON, NEW EFFINGTON, DIED 
Funeral services were held for John Paulson at the Zion Lutheran Church in New Eff- 
ington, Wednesday, Rev. Olson conducting the services. 

Mr. Paulson passed away Saturday night at his New Effington home. He was a retired 
businessman, having operated a store in Hammer at one time. His sister, Mrs. Markham sur- 
vives. 

********** August 1, 1946 

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AT MANTADOR FOR REV. SCHNEIDER 
Pastor of St. Peter and Paul Church Died Tuesday 
Rev. Charles M. Schneider, pastor of St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador since 
June of 1936, died Tuesday in a Breckenridge , MN., hospital after an illness of two months. 

Father Schneider, born Nov. 24th, 1874, in Kankakee, IL., was ordained June 7, 1931, 
in Denver, and served as hospital chaplain in Valley City, ND., and pastor at Jessie, ND., 
before coming to Mantador. 

Services will be held at 10 AM., Friday, at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador, 
with Very Rev. G. C. Bierens, of Hankinson, as celebrant. At 9:30 AM., priests will re- 
cite the Office For the Dead. The priests' choir will sing. Burial will be in the Man- 
tador Cemetery. 

Father Schneider is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. W. Hooker, Evanston, IL., cind a 
nephew, Thomas Schneider, Itasca, IL. 

********** August 8, 1946 

VINCENT MOKRZECKI DIED IN HANKINSON 
Vincent Mokrzecki, of Geneseo, passed away in Dr. Beithon's office this afternoon. 
The man had come here critically ill with heart trouble for treatment . He was 76 . 

********** August 8, 1946 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN LIDGERWOOD 
Funeral Services Held at Lidgerwood Thursday 
Mrs . Bertha Kuehn passed away at her home in Lidgerwood sometime Monday or Monday 
night. The elderly lady, who was very active despite her 80 years, had taken care of 
her washing Monday morning. Tuesday neighbors, seeing the washing still on the line, 
investigated and found the pioneer lady lying beside her bed in death. 

Mrs. Bertha Kuehn, was born in West Prussia, Germany, January 29th, 1866. In 1887, 
she came to the U. S. to join her husband they made their first home in this country at 
Breckenridge, MN. Eight years later the family took up their residence in Hankinson, 
where Mr. Kuehn was employed by the railroad as a section foreman. In 1907, they moved 
to a farm southeast of Lidgerwood. Here they lived until twenty years later when they 
retired from the farm to live in Lidgerwood. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: two daughters and six sons, all away from home 

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except Mrs. Einma Wahler, of Cayuga, and John and Otto, at Lidgerwood. Her husband passed 
away in March of 1932. 

********** , ^„ 

August 8, 1946 

LITTLE CHILD DIED 

GREAT BEND.... The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Thiele, who was born August 5th, 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, passed away Friday morning at 10:30, August 
9th, at the hospital. 

Funeral services were held in Mrs. Thiele 's room at the hospital and then at the 
Thiele home in Great Bend at 2 o'clock for close relatives. He leaves to mourn, his parents 
and one sister, Joyce. The deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. 

********** August 15, 1946 

LITTLE CHILD PASSED AWAY 
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schroeder on August 19th, a baby boy, at the St. Francis 
Hospital. The infant was baptized and given the name Francis and passed away Tuesday morn- 
ing despite all medical aid could do. Little Francis was buried Wednesday morning at 8:30 
from St. Anthonys Church at Fairmount. Sympathy is extended the parents and son, Jimmy, 
in the loss of their son and brother. 



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August 29, 1946 



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INDEX to FILM # 1583 - HANKINSON NEWS 



Aadland 146 

Abbott ..26,34,37,148,158 

Ahrens 36 

Albertson 62 

Aldrich 14 

Aleridge 5 

Allen 5,47,69,121,133 

Alloway 90 

Althoff 17,18 

Ambach 75,102 

Andersen 68 

Anderson 26,33,39 

50,94,140 

Armstrong 136 

Arnold 37,41 

Arveson 23 

Atkinson . » 14 

Augdahl 133 

Bacher 88 

Backer 140 

Bagus 61 

Bahr 47 

Bailey 113 

Baisley 50 

Baker 26,31 

Baldner " 17 ,18 

Baldwin 35,142 

Balken 87 

Baribeau 75 

Barina 4 

Barnes 9,11 

Barfknecht 48 

Bauch 77 

Baum 149 

Baumann 45,123,132 

Bawler 118 

Bechtel 70,124 



Beck 34 

Becker 55 

Beffort 125,156 

Behselich 42 

Beithon 25,27,129 

Beito 114 

Beling 77 

Bellin 13,28,42 

Belt 31 

Benson 7,123,155 

Bentzel 128 

Berg 33,34,97 

110 , 125 , 128 , 156 

Berge 49 

Berger 7,74,113 

Bergman 66,150 

Bergquist 81 

Bernard 2,12,35,70 

Bemdt 9,15,60,89,99,143 

Bettscher 68 

Biegel 91 

Biehl 70 

Biggs 13 

Billerbeck 62 

Binau 146 

Binkley 63,64 

Birdsall 77 

Bimbaum 153 

Bisek 31,142 

Bishop 146 

Bissonette 10 

Biveridge 13 

Bladow ...1,5,38,41,48,51 
76,77,88,89,98,106,143, 

151 

Blawert 18 

Blilie 124 

Boelke 82,133 



Bohn 2,82,99,117 

126,135,147 

Boldt 3,29,33,98 

100,101,121,144 

Bolstad 89 

Bommersbach ••..3,15,16,29 

30,63,80,96,106,114 

Bond 28 

Bonzer 68,85 

Borchard 129 

Bom Ill , 156 

Borowslcy 19 

Bosovsk 152 

Bostrom 131 

Bottger 33 

Braaten 115,123,130 

Brackin 5,6,61,85,149 

Bramston 64 

Brandenberg 35 

Brandt 40 

Branson 35 

Breamer 126 

Bremseth 119 

Bresnahan 91,95,104 

Breuer 99 

Brevig 150 

Brewer 17 

Briclaniere 127 

Brickner 159 

Brinlonan 7,12,73,113 

Briwick 50,51 

Brown 19 

Broz 73,74,81,132 

Brummond 7,9,23,47,56 

57,71,75,153 

Brunkowski 9 

Buck : 7,97,121 

Budge 68,123,124 



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Budke 9 

Bulenschon 88 

Bull 89 

Bundrock 155 

Bxirchill 143 

Burfening 10,139 

Burnett 142 

Burns 24 

Burton 82 

Buske 125 

Busse 64 

Buttonhof f 112 

Cabillott 128,147 

Cairney 133 

Cameron 26,29 

Campbell 30 

Canhan 40 

Cannon 89 

Carlson 15,24,60 

102,111,156 

Carter 57 

Changnon 40 

Chapin 136 

Chapman 138 

Chatman 95 

Chillberg 46 

Christianson 55 

Clark .119,120 

Clasen 129 

Clause 29 

Cloeter 120 

Clough 109 

Coleman 8 

Cook 123 

Cooper 132 

Coppin 63,95,101,151 

Corcoran 150 

Cornell 143 

Corrigan 7 , 113 



Cortland 45 

Cottington 96 

Cox 4 

Creapo 98 

Cressey 133 

Croft 99 

Cuffe 131 

Cummings 44 

Cummins 41 

Dahlendorf 63 

Dahlman 38 

Dahlin 124 , 156 

Dahlstrom 137 

Dailey 1 

Dalseg 110 

Danek 50,82 

Danistrom 100 

Dauer 20 

David 39 

Davidson 64 

DeArmet 85 

Decker 131 

De Fayne 36 

Deike 30 

Delke 49 

Denny 5 

Dericks 126 • 

Dering 42 

Deserted Babe 154 

De Silva 147 

Diamond 78,84 

Dibbert 24 

Dickinson 24 

Dickinson 24 

Differding 27,79 

Dillingham 72 

Dittman 92 

Dobberstein 134 

Dorner ^^ 

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Dosch 16,155 

Doyle 130 

Dreyer 40,43,80 

Drosee 97 

Dubois 76 

Dumke 71 

Duwenhoegger 88 , 104 

Ebel 1,40 

Ecker 43 

Edson 1 

Edwards 125 

Egan 72,117 

Eggen 73 

Ehlert 17,37 

Ehli 53 

Eichhorn 50,126 

Ekberg 11 

Ekstrom 68 

Ellingsen 82,107 

Ellis 37 

Elznic 48 

Enander 40 

Engelking 37 

Enkenneis 126 

Erb 60,61,158,159 

Erickson 43,62,93,104 

Ernst 47,76 

Evenson 26,27,37,68,106 

Eyrich 44 

Falk 46,49 

Fallon 28 

Faust 4,100 

Feldman 9,10,153 

Fellbaum 128 

Felton 131 

Fenies 118 

Fike 57 

Fink 125 



Fischer 14,64,80,122 

Fish 76 

Fisk 68 

Fitzner 56 

Fiwf y 60 

Flados 131 

Fleischauer 39 

Fleischer 96 

Flynn 147 

Foeltz 40,106 

Foertsch 44,116,155 

Fordahl 96 

Fortin 44 

Foss 9 

Foyt 36 

Frame 110 

Francis 15 

Fransen 4,5 

Frantz 10 

Franz 19 

Fraten 7 

Frederick 5 

Freeman 19,55,59,68 

Fresen 44 

Fresonke 2 

Frey 20,112 

Frieck 64,67 

Friedrich 24 

Fritz " 84 

Front 158 

Frundt 160 

Fuhrman 48 

Fulweider 84 

Furweder 78 

Fust 110 

Gaab 18 

Gabbert ..9,10,28,149,153 

Bagel 139 

Gaedcke 94 

Gaedke 117 



Gall 104 

Garnaas 127 

Gast 5,107 

Gaukler 77 , 140 

Gaul 105 

Gebro 92,93 

Gehler 135 

George 46,154 

Gereszek 4 

Gerth 94 

Getzloff 25 

Gietzal 36 

Gilbertson 157 

Gill 57 

Gillette 137 

Ginsfaach 28,29,75,87 

Gira 46,134,135 

Glander 59 

Glock 27 

Godejohn 101 

Goeltz 117 

Goerdt 21 

Goerger 105 

Goff 67 

Gollnick 2,151 

Goltz 159 

Goral 64 

Gowin 97 

Gradsgaard 128 

Graf 56,122 

Graham 144 

Grawe 81,83 

Gray 128 

Green 78,84,150,160 

Greenmayer 33 

Griepentrog 1,11,75 

Griggs 1 

Grob 79,143 

Gommesh 103 

Grutzmacher 160 

Guemey 62 

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Gunderson 92 

Gustman 152 

Gutterud 127 

Gutzmer 82 

Habberman 3 

Haeger 123 

Haen 15 

Hagberg 90 

Hagen 79 

Haglin 62 

Hald 134 

Hall 104 

Halpus 117 

Halstad 63 

Hammer 35,40,159 

Hammermeister 133 

Hammerschmidt 27 

Hand 27 

Hankel 54 

Hankins 8 

Hanson 13,115,124,141 

Harchanko 27 

Harden 102 

Hardie 132 

Hardy 153 

Hargraves 122 

Harles 17 

Harsch 7 

Hcirtleben 40,47 

Hartley 85 

Hatfield 34 

Hatlie 26,152 

Haus 4,30 

Hausken 30 

Havlena 56 

Havren 72 

Hawthorne 25 

Healey 142,143 

Heathcote 107 

Heck 106 



Heger 116 

Hegland 127 

Hehn 30 

Heiber 147 

Heidner 135 

Heinxbeicher 66 

Heine 57,83,104,144 

Heitkamp 105,121 

Heley 11 

Heling 88,92 

Helseth 144 

Heiranerling 80 

Henderson 58 

Hendrickson 127 

Henke 117 

Henkenius 130 

Hentz 2,20,30,33,45 

46,48,157 

Hepperle 73 

Herding 5,15 

Hermes 42,52,53 

Hermsen 19,139 

Heroz 89 

Hess 11 

Hexon 72 

Hill 35 

Hinck ..56,57,144,145,160 

Hingst 128 

Hipp 42,50,53,93,103 

Hoefs 3,71,74,88,94 

106,107,116 

Hoeft 30,98 

Hoefts 117 

Hoffert 6 

Hoffman 60 

Hofstad 110 

Hogness 92 

Hohenstern 5,63,137 

Holcomb 40 

Holm 38,60,97,103 



Hoist 14,58,89 

121,133,149 

Holstad 103 

Hooker 160 

Horaber 103 

Hosthjor 121 

Houdek 135 

Howard 2 ,145 

Howell 71 

Hrdlicka 16,17,18,19 

38,101,160 

Hruby 36 

Hruza 53 

Hubrig 49,104 

Huebner 57 

Hungness 127 

Huss 4 

Hustad 43 

lllig 160 

Ingerson 148,149 

Irons 55 

Ista 6 

Ivers 68 

Jaeger 10,44,90,98 

108,118,126 

Jahnke 146 

Jakel 95 

Janisch 132 

Jarski 13,62,108,131 

Jasmer 25,57,94,98 

Jensen 52,129 

Jentz 117,126,152 

Jereski 100 

Johanson 50,72 

Johnson 1,16,44,48,54,92 
97,114,115,123,139,149... 

Jones 151 

Jungeman 103 



Kackman 48 

Kahellek 75 

Kahler 53,59 

Haier 44 

Kaiser 152 

Kampke 76 

Kanera 104,142 

Karlson 158 

Karlstrom 112 

Kath 106 

Keenan 70,81,157 

Kempf er 57 

Kempke 76 

Kensrud 45 

Kent 52,128 

Kerston 53,58 

Kiedel 72 

Kieffer 83 

King 32,33,50,53,54' 

Kinn 60,82,104,117 

144,145,159 

Kinney 7 

Kir)cham 2 

Kirklie 40 

Kjelstrup 36,74,88,92 

Klamen 155 

Klar 76 

Klawitter ..15,31,111,156 

Klein 90 

Klimek 25 

Klosterman 105 

Kluge 17,124 

Knaak 28 

Knudsen 1 , 127 , 129 , 132 

Knudson 130 

Knutson 62,112 

Kocourek 141 

Koepnick 152 

Koeppe 43,112,132 

Kohoutek 13 



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Koppelman 82,107,127 

Komick 90 

Korth 5,14,21,24 

Kotchian 56,59,130 

Kramer 119 

Krause 8,35,54,60,71 

75,81,112,119,120,124,. . 

142,149,159 

Krautkramer 58 

Kretchman 103,158 

Kriesel 76 

Kringen 92 

Kriz 59,114 

Krogstag 36 

Krone 85 

Krueger 15,66,67,107 

127,154 

Krump 12,17,19,28,44 

53,116,126,157 

Kruse 29 

Kuehl 144 

Kuehn 160 

Kuemper 7,84,110 

Kunz 62 

Kurth 110 

Kurtz 32 

Kutter 4,6,34,49 

85,88,89 

Kutzer 7 

Laboda 62,70,146 

La Frenz 49,77 

Lagerquist Ill 

Lambertz ..90,91,105,116 

La Qua 61,92 

Larsen 32,160 

Larson 4,29,32,78 

Lawler 119,136 

Lee 64,100,107,137 

Lehman 24 

Leinen 61,116,117 



Leist 143 

Lentz 13 

Lenz 38,50,124 

Lenzen 126 

Lewis 11 

Liedtke 94,98 

Lingen 53,105,108 

Linehan 158 

Linneman 69 

Lippvsky 62,152 

Lock 114 

Loegering 13 

Loessin 29,109,118,128 

Loll 79,82,118,159 

Long 160 

Lorenz 127 

Liibenow 121,133,147 

Lugert 31,36,111,135 

Lum 95 

Maes 23 

Mahler 4 

Mahlum 1 

Malke 94 

Manikowski 74,87,147 

Manthei 11 

Maricle 146 

Markham 160 

Mars 57,90 

Martin 28,128 

Martinek 33,50 

Martinson 4,89 

Marvin 88 

Mashek 3 

Matuska 4 

Matz 10 

Mau 25 

Mauch ..16,17,18,44,90,151 

Mauer 2,8,57,105,124 

Maurer 50 

Maurstad 35 

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Mc Cabe 110,137 

Mc Cann 38 

Mc Conn 65 

Mc Donald 59 , 107 

Mc Gray 55 

Mc Ilwain 81,157 

Mc Morrow 144 

Mc Pherson 158 

Medenwald/t ..25,39,74,79 
80,89,97,98,114,145,151.. 

Meide 4,5,14,49,76,98 

Melchert 51 

Melzor 149 

Mergens 4,12 

Merill 15 

Merrif ield 7 

Mersch 43,121 

Mertes 1 

Meyer ..17,18,33,37,88,95 
96,117,120,124,126,141, 

142,156 

Michaelson 108 

Michalek 107 

Mikesh 46 

Milbrandt ...39,94,98,101 

109,110,116,120 

Mildredis 73 

Miller ..32,34,96,140,141 

Minar 47 

Mindeman 152 

Mittag 10,61,62,93 

Mitzel 79,81,117,157 

Moeller 120 

Moen 25,36,40,130 

Mokrzecki 160 

Monette 67 

Moore 73,89,113,138 

Monroe 46 

Morrarity 46 

Morris 40 



Moxirer 53 

Mousloff 3,52 

Muehlberg 79 

Muehler 48,75,97,101 

104,107,145,147 

Mullenbach 130 

Muller 114 

Mulnanny 42 

Mumm 28 , 155 

Murray 36 

Myklebost 21 

Nadolski 49 

Naggatz 128 

Navratil 30 

Neal 81 

Nehmer 92 

Neil 123 

Neitzel 157 

Nelson 25,27,42,94 

131,133,149 

Nemetz 72 

Nepper 67 

Nerwick 150 

Ness 33 

Neioman 110 

Neumeier 7 

Newman 36 

Nickelson ' 133 

Nielson 130 

Nogowski 77 

Novak 82,151 

Nuding S8 

Nulph 107 

Nyberg 111,156 

Nyhus 62 

O'Brien 13 

Odden 125 

Odenback 146 

Olds 137 



Oletzke 97 

Oliver 23,43 

Olson 7,31,71,110 

119,124,141 

Orvick 150 

Osborn/e 21,77,156,158 

Ostby 79 

Ostlin 100 

Ostlund 114 

Otto 89 

Padden 67 

Pahl 4,123 

Pankow .,13,49,80,86,90,91 

Paramithas 113 

Parkham 78 

Parrah 123 

Parsons 28 

Pasbrig 127 

Passenheim 128 

Patnode 10 

Paulson 105,152,160 

Pautz 146 

Pavin 146 

Payne 42,79,80 

Pearson 55 

Pederson .50,78,99,127,150 

Peliter 129 

Pelkey 54 

Pellman 29,137 

Pelvit 98 

Pelzl 160 

Peterschick 16 , 88 

Peterson 7,89,118,120 

127,142,146,147 

Petrich 20 

Petterson 150 

Pettit 101 

Phalen 88 

Pherson 139 

Pierce 150 

(168) 



Pietz 77,83,108 

Pinter 48,51 

Pinnantgen 136 

Place 106 

Plaster 51 

Plotnick 28 

Ployer 108 

Pluemer 47 

Polda 11 , 16 

Polf uss 92 

Polifka 118 

Politiski 30 

Polvika 58 

Ponath 160 

Poole 72 

Popp 3,40,119,155 

Porter Ill 

Portner 63 

Poster 53 

Prall 54 

Pratt 4,70,147 

Prchal 99 

Pribbernow 159 

Prochnow 2,16,20,26,77 

98 ,102 ,111 ,112 ,137 

Puetz 145 

Quaal 122 

Radditz 98 

Radke 23,117 

Radloff 62,118,137 

Raiser 63 

Raitor 20 

Rambert 107 

Rand 130 

Rappe 84 

Raush 133 

Ready 29 

Rector 14,133 

Reese 108 



Reesnes 43 

Reeve 8 

Reiden 116 

Reiland ...9,19,24,91,152 

Reiman 76 

Reimer 100 

Reinke 14,28,29,30,75,140 

Rengstorf 25,26,70 

80,89,105 

Rennerf eldt 1 

Rettig 83,100 

Rhead 62 

Richied 32 

Rieger 54 

Risvold 130 

Roberts 155 

Robey 3 

Roeder ...20,37,38,48,151 

Rohl 100 

Roosevelt 115 

Rosa 9 

Roseth 89,92 

Rosnow Ill , 156 

Ross 128 

Rossow 21,41 

Roth 50,51,58,63,74 

85,117,125,156 

Rud 110 

Ruetz 38 

Rupert 95 

Russel 47 

Sailor 133 

Sampson 159 

Sandblast 43 

Sander 155 

Sanders 21 

Sandsmark 108 

Sasse 56 

Sassier 92,93 

Sauer 88 



Sauer 88 

Sawyer 48 

Schaef f er 117 

Schafte ..123,124,144,145 

Schakosky 55 

Schaunaman 44 

Scheel 43 

Scheid 38 

Scheller 23,37,42,45 

46,106,124,158 

Schelley • .29 

Schieb 25,117 

Schiller 114 

Schiltz 30,83 

Schlener 12,88 

Schleny , 6,82 

Schley 26,32 

Schlopkohl 146 

Schlueter 124 

Schmidt 21,61,117 

Schmitz 117 

Schneider 160 

Schnell 7,84,113 

Shoemaker 70 

Schooley 13 

Schrader 154 

Schramm 69,85,87,118 

Schranz 10 

Schroeder ••••12,21,23,33 

34,53,101,148,161 

Schuer 140 

Schuett 80,158 

Schuldt 127 

Schultz 14,32,33,96 

118,134,153 

Schulz 133 

Schuster 83,144 

Score 125 

Seba 148 

(169) 



Sedler 19,67,82,87 

103 ,148 

Seef eldt 1 

Seuer 116 

Severt 8 

Sha 55 

Sheback 42 

Shelley 54 

Shelstad 38 

Sherman 88 

Sherwood 8 

Shieks 89 

Shomacs 16 

Sillerud 23 

Simdorn 11 

Simpson 63 

Sistok 3 

Sjol 150 

Skorma 3 

Skrien 146 

Sly 154 

Smart 69 

Smith 15,69,78,85,87 

118,126,152 

Snellman 8 

Sneve 103 

Snyder 44,110 

Soleberg 65 

Solid 20,158 

Sonnenberg 159 

Sonnestuhl 74 

Sorenson 47 

Soross 78 

Southwick 42 

Soviack 145 

Sparks 16 

Spethman 135,136 

Spillane 4 

Spreckles 57,104 

Squires 159 

Stach 26 



stack 4,84 

Stage 153 

Stambeau 13 

Stanch 32 

Stave 146 

Stavig 147 

Stein 82,93,122,125 

Steinwehr 103,112,137 

Stempel 32,34 

Stenger 66,140 

Steneh j em 28 

Stener 7 

Stern 30 

Stoebe 131 

Stoltenow 17,19,33,70 

77,93,102,135 

Stoneberg 99 

Stovern 72 

Strachauer 117 

Strand 36 

Strandberg 4 

Streech 132 

Strege 46 

Stroehl 118 

Strong 11 

Strubel 136 

Studnicka 93 

Stule 152 

Suerer 155 

Sumoen 6 

Swanson 10,40,116,132 

Sylvester 2 

Templeton 16 

Tesch 62 

Thiele 45,75,106,161 

Thielman 36 

Thiin j on 56 

Thomas 4 , 48 

Thomason 42 

Thompson 18 , 150 



Thornton 58 

Thorson 75,156 

Timmerman 47 

Tisch 13 

Tischer 45 

Tix 5,6,44,50,84 

Tolo 76 

Toma 63 

Treanor 143 

Trinka 10 

Tripp 72 

Tritchler 69 

Tritten 45 

Tryba 16 

Tucker 75 

Tulloch 76,77,129 

Tyson 160 

Underberg 12 

Vagts 132 

Van Eps 69 

Van Ets 52 

Vauchan 126 

Vavrt.er 70 

Vedder 45,110 

Vergeldt 62 

Verhota 12 

Vig 130 

Wacha 13 

Waddington 32 

Waggoner 8 , 68 

Wahl 60 

Wahler ...2,34,49,156,161 

Walker 44,123 

wall 141 

Wallace 64 

Wallman .38,93,96,101,109 
Walter/s 8,11,30,66 

Wanous 59 

(170) 



Wawers 12,100,104 

Waxweiler , 13,50,107 

Weber 44 

Webster 30 

Wegner 89,133 

Weibusch 21 

Weinkauf 10,49,105,146 

Weiser 2 

Welch 150 

Welk 139 

Weston 31,59,114 

Westphal 21 , 94 , 100 , 116 

Wetzig 146 

Whipple 55 

White 63,109 

WicJonan 109 

Wieser . . ,. 42 

Wilhelm 54 

Wilkes Ill 

Williams ...8,66,85,120,153 

Willis 10 

Wilson 42 

Winefeldt 37,84,147 

Winter/s 5,72 

Wipperman 24,68 

Wirth 151 

Witt 4,25,32,36,81 

154,155,157 

Wirtz 48 

Wittenberger 62,64,148 

Woerle 147 

Wohlwend 3 

Woiwode 93.117.141 

Wolfe 24,45,66,88,122 

Wolff 33,72,153 

Worner 17,24,26,29,58 

63,70,151 

Wrege 84 

Wrolstad 50 

Wurl 77 



Yeager 96 Zack 35 Ziegelman .2,47,107,119,127 

Yorka 122 Zajac 50 128,133,141,149,157 

Youngberg 5,71,72 Zander 11,82,95,136 Zindler 127 

Zeitlow , 27 Zimmerman 132 



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