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MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 

From 
The HANKINSON NEWS 

Hankinson, Richland County, North Dakota 

By 

Elizabeth M, Collins 

11638 SE 164th St. 

Renton, WA. 98058 



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© 1995 Elizabeth M. Collins 
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Film // 10736 HANKINSON NEWS Jan. 03, 1952 - Dec. 31, 1953 

STEGER, MELCHER VOWS SPOKEN SAT., DEC. 22nd 

The marriage of Miss Elna Melcher and Sgt. Glen Steger took place Dec. 22nd at St. 
Philip's Parish House with the Rev. Father Huebach officiating. The double ring ceremony 
was used with a few relatives and friends of the couple present. 

The bride wore an orchid street length dress with white accessories. Her corsage con- 
sisted of yellow roses. Her only jewelry was a single strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. 

The bride chose as her only attendant Darcey Miller. She wore an orchid dress similar 
to that of the bride's with white accessories. She wore gold earrings, a gift of the bride. 

The bridegroom wore a blue gray gabardine suit and a white boutonniere. His gift from 
the bride was a pair of gold cuff links. The groom chose as his bestman, Sgt. Bemar<i Giles 
of Wahpeton. His suit was a gray gabardine with carnation boutonniere. The groom's gift to 
the bestman was a pair of gold cuff links. 

A wedding dinner was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Melcher, the bride's grand- 
parents. The centerpiece on the bridal table was a beautiful three tiered wedding cake made 
by Mrs. Pat Melcher of Breckenridge, MM. ■ 

Those assisting in the kitchen were: Mrs. Walter Kath and Mrs. Herbert Place. Attend- 
ing the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Art Melcher, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Steger of Breckenridge, 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller, Sgt and Mrs. Richard Wolfe, Mrs. Theo. Goodsell, Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert Place and Barbara Rae and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kath and family, all of Hankinson, ND., 
Mr. and Mrs. John Buus and Roseanne and Sgt. Melvin Thiel of Breckenridge. 

After a short wedding trip the couple returned to Camp Rucker, AL., where Sgt. Steger 
is stationed, ********** January 3, 1952 

HARTLEBEN - BAKER EXCHANGE VOWS 

The wedding of Darlene Fae Hartleben, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartleben, Jr., 
and Wesley Eugene Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Baker, was solemnized at the Immanuel 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, with a double ring ceremony on Christmas Day at 3 o'clock by 
the Rev. G. C. Michael. 

The bride wore a gray suit with green accessories. She wore a gold Lovelorn necklace 
with matching earrings, a gift of the bridegroom. Her corsage was of red roses and white 
pom-poms. Miss Marcella Hartleben was her sister's only attendant. She wore a gray suit 
with green accessories and a gold locket, gift of the bride. Her corsage was of yellow roses. 

The bridegroom wore a light brown business suit with a white carnation boutonniere. He 
received a key chain from the bride. Alfred Baker, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best- 
man. He wore a light blue business suit with a white carnation boutonniere. A tie clip was 
his gift from the bridegroom. 

Following the ceremony a 7 o'clock supper was served at the home of the bride's parents. 
The following guests were present; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roeder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold 
Pohl and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jasmer and Yvonne, W. J. Medenwaldt, Mrs. B. Sjalin, 

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Mr. and Mrs. William Baker, all of Hankinson, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Hoefs, James Griepentrog 
of Great Bend and Florence Baker of Abercrombie. 

********** January 3, 1952 

MAKLYS MEAD DECEMBER BRIDE OF LLOYD KRAUSE 

Miss Marlys Cheryl Mead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mead of Fairmount, became the 
bride of Lloyd Krause, son of Mrs. Alice Krause of Hankinson, Saturday, Dec. 22nd, at 2 o' 
clock at the Methodist Church in Fairmount. The Rev. E. Harvey Cook officiated at the dou- 
ble ring ceremony. 

The bride wore an aqua wool dress with black accessories and had a corsage of pink 
roses. She wore earrings, a gift of the bridegroom. Mrs. Clayton Oberle, sister of the 
bride, was matron of honor. She wore a green corduroy dress with black accessories and a 
corsage of yellow roses. She wore a rhinestone choker, a gift of the bride. 

Dennis Bellin of Hankinson was best man. The men had white carnation boutonnieres. 
The mothers had corsages of carnations. 

After the ceremony a reception was given by the bride's parents for AG guests at their 
home. The table centerpiece was a three tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride 
and groom and the luncheon and decorations were in a Christmas theme. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School with the Class of 1951. She 
attended Valley City State Teachers College this summer and is teaching in a rural school 
near Lidgerwood. The bridegroom attended school at Hankinson and is employed at the Cud- 
ahy plant in Fairmount. He has been called to enter service and leaves for the Army in Jan. 

The couple left on a short wedding trip to Detroit Lakes, MN. 

********** January 3, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Mueller of Waverly, Iowa, announce the engagement and approach- 
ing marriage of their daughter, Corinne to Walter E. Pankow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. 
Pankow, of Hankinson. The wedding will take place in March. 

********** January 3, 1952 

PHYLLIS ROTH, RICHARD SIKORSKI WED JANUARY 5th 

On January 5th, Miss Phyllis Roth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Roth of this city, be- 
came the bride of Richard Sikorski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sikorski, of Fairmount, at a 
double ring ceremony held at 3 o'clock at St. Philips Church. Very Rev. Father Bierens Offi- 
ciated at the ceremony. 

The side altars were decorated in the Christmas Theme. During the ceremony the bride's 
bouquet was presented to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nuptial music was sung by the St. Fran- 
cis Choir. 

The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a white satin dress with 
a net yoke and lace inserts. The dress was featured with a long train. The fingertip veil 
was held in place by a beaded coronet. The bride's bouquet was of red roses and white mums, 
with white satin streamers. Her gift from the groom was a rhinestone necklace and earring 
set . 

Miss Arlene Roth, sister of the bride, who acted as maid of honor,' wore a blue taffeta 

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dress with a net yoke and hoop skirt and lace gauntlets. Mrs. Sylvester Wawers, sister 
of the bridegroom acted as bridesmaid. She wore a yellow dress yith a net yoke and hoop 
skirt and lace gauntlets. The bride's gifts to her attendants were pearl necklaces. Both 
attendants carried colonial bouquets of pink carnations and white mums with verlgated 
streamers. 

Arnold Beeler of Breckenridge, cousin of the bridegroom, acted as bestman. Leonard 
Roth, of Hankinson, brother of the bride was his other attendant. The groom presented 
his attendants with tie clasps. 

The mother of the bride wore a black dress with white accessories and the mother of 
the groom wore a dark green dress with dark green accessories. Both mothers wore corsages 
of yellow roses. 

A wedding dinner was held at the St. Phillips Church basement for about 80 guests. 
The wedding table was decorated with a two tiered wedding cake, topped with a miniature 
bride and groom in the background of three bells. 

For her going away costume, Mrs. Sikorskl wore a green suit with brown accessories. 
The couple will make their home at Wahpeton, where the groom is employed by the Johnson 
Brothers. 

Out of town guests and relatives Included the following: Mrs. Jerry Roth of Minneap- 
olis, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Abotto, Minneapolis: Mr. Frank Roth, Donnelly: Joe Eder and Mr. and 
Mrs. Morris Eder and families of Breckenridge and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sikorskl and Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Schillinger of Falrmount. 

********** January 10, 1952 

LESLIE PETERSON, MARILYN KEIDEL VOWS SPOKEN 

St. Phillips Church was the scene of a pretty winter wedding on Jan. 7th, at 9 AM, 
when Marilyn Keidel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Keldel of Falrmount, became the bride 
of Leslie R. Peterson, son of Mr. George Peterson of Hankinson. 

The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. Candelabra and tall baskets of 
assorted flowers were on the two sides of the altar. 

The bride wore a navy sheer dress with white accessories. Her bouquet was of red 
roses. Her gift" from the groom was a prayer book. Maid of honor was Miss Dorothy Mae 
Keldel of Minneapolis, sister of the bride. She wore a grey dress with red accessories 
and a corsage of red roses. Bridesmaid was Miss Shirley Keldel, sister of the bride from 
Falrmount. Her dress was blue and she wore white accessories. Her corsage was of red 
roses. Bestman was Marvin Peterson, a brother of the groom. The groom's second attend- 
ant was a friend, John Lommel, of Lidgerwood. Alan Keidel, brother of the bride was one 
of the altar boys. 

A wedding breakfast was held at the Elroy Kinn residence for 25 guests. The center 
piece on the bride's table was a beautiful two tiered wedding cake. The couple received 
many lovely and useful gifts. 

For going away, Mrs. Peterson wore a gray suit with navy accessories. Mrs. Peterson 
is employed by the Hankinson Auto Co., as bookkeeper and will continue working until Feb. 
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The bridegroom is employed by the Soo Line as telegrapher. Both are graduates of 
the St. Francis Academy. The couple will make their home in Hankinson. 

Out of town guests and relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Peterson of Kindred, Dorothy 
Mae Keidel of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Schnell of Mahnomen, MN. 

********** January 17, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bill of the Bronx, NY., announce the engagement of their daughter 
Marjorie Ann, to Cadet John Raymond Aker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Aker, of Hankinson. 

Miss Bill is secretary in the camping division of the Girl Scouts Natioanl Headquart- 
ers in New York. Cadet Aker served with the Air Force for a year and will graduate from 
the Military Academy of West Point in June. The wedding is planned for the day following 
graduation exercises. 



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January 17, 1952 



Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zandle of Minneapolis, MN., announce the engagement of their dau- ' 
ghter, Helen Ann to Sgt . Kenneth Roeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Roeder of Minneapolis. 
Sgt. Roeder is stationed at Camp Carson, CO. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Roeder are former Hank- 
inson residents. ********** January 24, 1952 

ALBERT ERLANDSON, DOROTHY ANDRESEN VOWS SPOKEN 

Marriage vows were spoken by Miss Dorothy Mae Andresen of Detroit Lakes, MN., daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Andresen, formerly of Hankinson and Mr. Albert L. Erlandson, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ludvig Erlandson of Turlock, CA. The Rev. Arnold J. Melon performed the 
single ring ceremony in the Lutheran parsonage at 3:30 PM Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1952. 

The maid of honor was Miss Jean Ann Andresen, sister of the bride. The bestman was 
a friend, Mr. Lyle Wolfe of Wahpeton, ND. 

The bride wore a slate blue suit with black accessories and a corsage of shaded pink 
roses. The bridesmaid wore a gray suit with navy blue accessories and a corsage of Amer- 
ican beauty tea roses. The men wore business suits with the groom wearing a dark blue and 
the best man a gray. Both wore carnation boutonnieres. 

The bride's mother wore a rust crepe dress with a corsage of yellow carnations and 
pink rosebuds. 

Twenty guests were entertained at a turkey supper at the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Andresen after the ceremony. The dining room was decorated in pink and 
white and the centerpiece on the bride's table was a three tiered wedding cake decorated 
in pink and white. 

The bride has been employed as a stenographer for the Minneapolis State Highway Depart- 
ment for the past three years. The groom is engaged in farming near Turlock, CA., where 
the young couple will make their home. They are taking a honeymoon trip through the south- 
western states. ********** January 31, 1952 
FAIRMOUNT GIRL MARRIED IN MINNEAPOLIS, JAN. 25th. 

Miss Carol Deane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Deane of Fairmount, became the bride 

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of Gary Jensen, sop of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jensen of Minneapolis, on Friday, Jan. 25th 
at Minneapolis. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School and a graduate nurse from the 
College of St. Catherine of Minneapolis. She is employed at the Veteran's Hospital in 
that city. The groom is employed in the mail department of the Northern Railroad Terminal. 

The couple are residing at the present at 3300 42nd Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN. 

********** January 31, 1952 

DONALD MEYER, FLORENCE MONDRY VOWS SPOKEN 

Donald Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Meyer of rural Hankinson and Florence Mondry of 
Rothsay, MN., were united in marriage at a quiet ceremony on January 11th at Clark, SD. 

Further details on this wedding will be published as they become available. 

********** February 7, 1952" 

ARLENE REINKE, ELROY KRUMP SAY VOWS WEDNESDAY 

The St. Peter and Pauls Church at Mantador, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Wed- 
nesday, Jan. 30th, at a 9 o'clock Nuptial High Mass, when Miss Arlene Grace Reinke, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Reinke and Elroy Krump, son of Mrs. Mary Krump, both of Manta- 
dor, with Father George Miller officiating at a double ring ceremony before an altar bank- 
ed with gladiolus. 

Before leaving the altar, the bride presented a bouquet of white carnations and yellow 
jonquils to the Blessed Virgin Mary, while the choir rendered "On This Day Beautiful 
Mother." 

The bride was charmingly dressed in a gown of white slipper satin fashioned in princess 
style with nylon lace yoke, fitted bodice, from which fell a circular skirt and long train. 
She wore a fingertip veil of illusion net trimmed in lace and held in place by a sweetheart 
shaped pearl crown. The brides gift from the groom was a three strand pearl necklace and 
earrings. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white carnations tapered with white satin 
streamers. Miss Reinke, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid, wearing a blue slipper 
satin formal with nylon lace yoke to match the brides and carried a crescent shaped bouquet 
of feathered red and white carnations and wore a hair cluster. Her jewelry was a rhine- 
stone necklace and earrings, gifts of the bride. 

The bridegroom wore a powder blue suit and was attended by his brother, Albert, also 
wearing a blue suit. Both the bride and groom's mothers wore corsages of yellow roses. 
The ushers were Alvin Krump and Howard Reinke. 

At the St. Phillips Parish Hall in Hankinson, eighty guests were in attendance at a 
12 o'clock wedding dinner. Tapering white candles, white and pink carnations and a large 
three tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom graced the bridal table. 
Blue tapering candles, white mums and yellow jonquils were on the other tables. 

Miss Lois Reinke, sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest book. From 2 o' 
clock to 5 o'clock, one hundred and twenty-five relatives and friends partook of the recept- 
ion. The wedding cake was cut and served by Mrs. Al Puetz and the dinner prepared by Mrs. 
Al Puetz, Mrs. Art Paulson, Mrs. Genevieve Lingen, Mrs. Helmuth Leske and Mrs. Roy Berndt. 

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The table waitresses were cousins and friends of the bride. 

In the evening a dance was held at the American Legion Hall in Hankinson. They left 
on a short wedding trip with the bride wearing a deep rose wool checked suit with brown 
accessories. At an earlier date a shower was tendered the couple by friends where they 
were the recipients of many lovely gifts. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and the State School of Science. 
The groom had been farming until recent years when he was employed by the Soo Line Railroad. 

********** February 7, 1952 

LOIS MEDENWALDT, GENE KOHL UNITED IN MARRIAGE 

The wedding of Miss Lois Jane Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto A. Medenwaldt 
of Hankinson and Gene Kohl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kohl of rural Lidgerwood took place 
on Feb. 6th, at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at a 7:30 candlelight ceremony. 

The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a white satin and tulle 
bridal gown, fashioned with a redingate which formed the train and a white satin Juliet 
type finger length veil. of tulle. She carried a bouquet of red roses and wore a double 
strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. The groom and all of his attendants wore a light 
blue-grey suit and a white carnation boutonnlere and a maroon bow tie. 

The bride chose as her maid of honor, her sister, Stella Rettlg of Hankinson. Brides- 
maid was Miss Shirley Kohl of Lidgerwood, sister of the groom. Both wore identical gowns 
of aqua and rhlnestone bracelets, gifts of the bride. The two Junior bridesmaids, Beverly 
Williams, niece of the bride and Connie Kohl, a sister of the groom, wore white and aqua 
gowns. All carried identical bouquets of pink and white carnations tied with pink strea- 
mers. Gloria Wright, a niece of the bride, from LaCross, WI., acted as flower girl. She 
carried a basket of mixed flowers. The Junior bridesmaids and the flower girl wore rhlne- 
stone necklaces all gifts from the bride. 

Both the bride's and the groom's mothers wore navy blue dresses. The Grandmothers, 
Mrs. Henry Kohl, Mrs. John Simon and Mrs. A. W. Medenwaldt, all wore corsages of roses 
and carnations. 

The groom chose his brother, Arlan Kohl to act as bestman. The groomsman was Willard 
Medenwaldt. Ushers were Donald Medenwaldt of Hankinson, a brother of the bride and Merle 
Bartnick of New Efflngton, a friend of the groom. David Medenwaldt of Fox Home, MN., a 
nephew of the bride was ring bearer. 

A reception for 160 guests was held at the church parlors, which were decorated with 
pink and white streamers. The wedding table was centered with a beautiful three tiered 
cake topped by a miniature bride and groom. The rest of the tables carried the pink and 
white theme throughout. 

Verla Medenwaldt was in charge of the guest book and Mrs. Peter Boomersbach cut the 
wedding cake. Mesdames Arthur Amdt, Otto Roeder, August Muehler and Charles Jasmer 
assisted in the kitchen. 

Out of town guests and relatives present were W. R. Williams and family of Minneapolis: 
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Farstad and family of Wtauga, SD.; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Medenwaldt and 

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family of Fox Home, MN.; Mrs. Donald Wright and girls of LaCrosse, WI . , and Mrs. John 
Simon of Sisseton, SD. 

Mrs. Kohl was formerly employed by Pete and Mike's Cafe in Hankinson. The groom grad- 
uated in the Class of '46 at the Sisseton High School, and is now engaged in farming south 
of Lidgerwood, where they will reside after returning from a short wedding trip. 

********** February U, 1952 

WEDDING POSTPONED 

The wedding of Darlene Thiel and Clarence Kutzer, Jr., which was to have taken place 
in Fairmount on Tuesday Feb. 19th, was postponed to Thursday, Feb. 21st, because of the 
bad weather. ********** February 21, 1952 

DAUGHTER OF FORMER RESIDENTS MARRIED IN PHOENIX, ARIZ. 

Mr. and Mrs. August Lenz, former Hankinson residents, announce the marriage of their 
daughter, Viola, to Julio Castello of Phoenix, Arizona. 

The wedding took place at Phoenix on Feb. lAth. After a short wedding trip to the 
Grand Canyon, Mr. and Mrs. Castello will make their home in Phoenix where he is the man- 
ager of a Walgreen Drug Store. 

********** February 28, 1952 

DARLENE THIEL - CLARENCE KUTZER VOWS SPOKEN 

St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Fairmount was the scene of a beautiful marriage cere- 
mony when Miss Darlene Thiel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thiel of Tenney, MN., be- 
came the bride of Clarence Kutzer, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kutzer of Fairmount, 
at a Nuptial High Mass at 10:30 AM., Thursday, Feb. 21st. The Rev. Fr. J. Greiner offic- 
iated at the double ring ceremony. Beautiful bouquets of gladioli decorated the church. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of slipper satin, 
which was gathered at the waist with a yoke of nylon tulle simulated with seed pearls, 
sequins and bugle beading and the gown had a full train. Her fingertip veil of illusion 
fell from a heart shaped headdress adorned with bugle beading. Her bouquet consisted of 
white gardenias and red sweetheart roses shaped on a heart. Her only jewelry was a pearl 
necklace and earrings, a gift of the groom. 

After the mass the bride walked to the Blessed Virgin's altar and dedicated a very 
beautiful bouquet as Miss Helen Edner of Campbell, MN., sang "Mother At Your Feet We Are 
Kneeling." 

The bride's attendants were her cousin, Mrs. Raymond Schmidt of Tenney, MN., as Matron 
of Honor and a friend, Mrs. Curtis Nesburg of Fairmount. They wore identical gowns of red 
taffeta which were trimmed with white net capes and overskirts and matching headdresses. 
They carried heart shaped bouquets trimmed with red and white carnations. Little Sandee 
Thiel of Tenney, MN., sister of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a white net dress 
and had a small headdress with white net on it. She carried a bouquet identical to the 
attendants. Little Richard Luick of Hankinson, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer 
and carried the white pillow on which the rings were placed. 

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The bridegroom wore a light tan suit and had a gardenia boutonniere. The bridegroom's 
attendants were John Sauter of Fairmount as best man and Curtis Nesburg of Fainnount. 
The ushers were Gale Henefent and Clarence Sauter. The men all had carnation boutonnieres. 

The bride's mother wore a wine suit with black accessories and had a corsage of pink 
gladioli. The grooms mother wore a blue-grey suit with black accessories and a corsage of 
gladioli. The bride's grandmother wore a blue dress and had a corsage of lavender gladioli. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was given by the bride's parents at the St. 
Anthony's Parish Hall served by a circle of the church with Mrs. Walter Gebbart as chair- 
man of the circle. About 95 guests were present. The hall was decorated with red and white 
streamers with two large bells hung over the bride's table. The bride's table had, as its' 
center piece, a beautiful wedding cake in the shape of a large heart trimmed with red roses. 
Patsy Murphy of Campbell, MN., Mary Burlison and Leah Sauter of Fairmount and LaVonne Moore 
of Nashua served as waitresses at the bride's table. 

Mrs. Lois Wittman of Tenney, MN., poured. Mrs. Charles Swanson had charge of the guest 
book and Mrs. John Sauter presided at the gift table. 

The bride is a graduate of the Campbell High School and attended the State School of 
Science at Wahpeton this past winter. She was there for a short time. The groom is a grad- 
uate of the Fairmount High School and attended Ellendale normal. The couple left on a wed- 
ding trip to Texas and other western states. Upon their return home they will make their 
home in an apartment at the home of his parents. For travel the bride wore a grey suit 
with navy accessories. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hennefent and Gale of Wen- 
del, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kuntz of Minneapolis,; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Radtke and Mrs. Herbert 
Moeller of Tintah; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Biden and family of Carlisle; Mr. and Mrs. Howard 
Moore and LaVonne,; Mrs. Henry Clausen and Vera of Nashua, Mrs. Jack Stip of Sidney, MT.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Clausen and Candice of Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thiel of Elizabeth, 
MN.; Miss Helen Edner of Campbell and Miss Lois Wittman and Mrs. Rose O'Laughlin of Tenney. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Luick of rural Hankinson were to be second attendants but were 
unable to get in. because of blocked roads. The Luicks arrived in the afternoon. 

********** March 7, 1952 

LOUISE WALLMAN SILAS ULRICH VOWS SPOKEN MARCH 16 

The Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church was the scene of a pretty candle light 
wedding at 7:30 Sunday evening, March 16th, when Louise Wallman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Emil C. Wallman, became the bride of Silas Ulrich, son of Mr. George Ulrich of Big Stone 
City, SD. The church was beautifully decorated with tall baskets of yellow, white and 
pink gladioli. Candelabra were placed on both side of the altar and candles also dec- 
orated the aisle. 

Rev. F. Paul officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Elmer Buckhouse played the 
traditional nuptial music and accompanied Mrs. Edward Kuehl, who sang "Oh, Promise Me" 
and "I Love You Truly." 

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The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore a gown of white bridal satin, 
syled with Mary Stuart sleeves and tiny buttons down the front. The bodice was accent- 
uated by a lace Peter Pan Collar and insets of lace in the waist. The full gathered skirt 
was cut entrain. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion was held in place by a lace tiara 
triamed with tulle. She wore pearl earrings, a gift of the groom and carried a bouquet 
of red roses. 

The maid of honor was Miss Melvie Wallman of Fargo and the bridesmaid was Miss Carol 
Wallman, sisters of the bride. They wore identical dresses of yellow and lime green and 
wore matching head dresses and gauntlets. They carried bouquets of pink and white colo- 
nial carnations and wore pearl necklaces, gifts from the bride. 

The flower girl, Marlon Roeder, a niece of the bride, wore pink nylon made Identical 
to the maid of honor and carried a basket of assorted stocks and snapdragons. Her gifts 
from the bride were a pearl necklace and bracelet. 

Attending the groom were Vernon Henkleman, cousin of the groom, from Correl, MK., 
and Carl Wallman, brother of the bride. The ushers were Harold Henkelman, cousin of the 
groom and Alfred Korth, cousin of the bride. Stanley Roeder, nephew of the bride, was 
ring bearer. The men all wore white carnation boutonnieres , their ties were gifts of 
the groom. The bride's mother wore a navy blue dress and a corsage of pink roses. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held In the church parlors for 150 guests. 
The room was decorated In yellow and white streamers. Bouquets of yellow and white snap- 
dragons were the centerpieces for the tables with a three tiered wedding cake as the 
centerpiece of the bride's table. The wedding cake was topped with a miniature bride and 
groom. The cake was baked by Miss Tena Henkelmann, aunt of the groom, from Ortonville, MN. 

Mrs. Laverne Schmidt, cousin of the bride, poured. Mrs. Elroy Medenwaldt, aunt of the 
bride, cut the cake and Miss Shirley Wallman, sister of the bride had charge of the guest 
book. During the reception, Joan Lueck played several numbers on the accordian and Darlene 
and Mary Jo Medenwaldt sang, "Always." 

For her going away costume, the bride wore an orchid colored suit with white and black 
accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. The couple will make their home on a farm near 
Rosen, MN., after a short wedding trip. 

********** March 27, 1952 

CORINNE MUELLER, WALTER PANKOW WED IN IOWA 
Nuptial vows were exchanged at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Waverly, LA., Sunday 
afternoon at 3:30 PM., by Miss Corinne Mueller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Mueller 
of Waverly, and Walter Pankow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pankow of Hankinson. Dr. Wm. F. 
Schmidt, Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father and chose a gown of white slipper satin 
with a fitted bodice and ended in a court train. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion net 
was held in place with a nylon tulle bonnet, edged in scalloped lace and seed pearls. She 
carried a bouquet of tinted yellow roses with a shower arrangement of fressla, carried on 
a white Bible. 

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The bride's three sisters were her attendants. Miss Marilyn Mueller, as Maid of 
Honor, was dressed in a gown of gold satin with fitted bodice. She carried a crescent 
bouquet of white carnations touched off with wintergreen ribbon. Misses Shirley and Betty 
Mueller, as bridesmaids, were dressed in wintergreen satin and net gowns designed identi- 
cal to that of the maid of honor. They carried crescent arrangements of white carnations, 
touched off with gold ribbons. All three attendants wore matching mitts and net sweetheart 
caps identical to the bride's. 

Herbert Pankow of Hankinson served his brother as best man. William Wendling and Nor- 
bert Leeseburg of Addison, XL., classmates of the groom were ushers. Mrs. Mueller chose 
a mint green suit with brown accessories £md wore a corsage of pale yellow roses. The 
groom's mother wore a navy blue suit trimmed with white and complimented with a corsage 
of pink roses. 

A three tiered cake was the centerpiece on the bride's table at the reception held 
immediately following the ceremony. Mrs. Geroge Kurth, sister of the bridegroom, cut 
the cake. Mrs. Glen Woodrich and Mrs. Emmanuel Mueller, aunts of the bride, poured the 
punch and coffee. Miss Bemice Pankow, sister of the groom, Miss Margaret Wolf and Miss 
Evelyn Nuss had charge of the gift table and Miss Bemice Hllmer had charge of the guest 
book. 

The bride is a graduate of Uaverly High School and Wartburg College. At present she 
is girl's counselor at Lutheran Child Welfare Ass'n in Addison, IL. The groom is a senior 
student at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL., and is a boy's counselor at L. 
C. W. A. After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home in an apartment in Addi- 
son, IL. 

Friends and relatives from the Hankinson area present at the wedding were: Mrs. Fred 
Pankow and Herbert of Hankinson, Miss Bemice Pankow of Seward, N£., and Mrs. and Mrs. 
George Kurth from Brampton, ND. 

********** March 27, 1952 

LOIS WITTMAN, NORRIS TRACY WED FRIDAY, MARCH 21st 

The Tenney Evangelical United Bretheren Church was the scene of a simple candlelight 
ceremony on Friday, March 21st, at 7:15 PM. , when Lois Wittman, daughter of Mr. A. 0. Witt- 
man, of Tracy, MN., became the bride of Norris Tracy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tracy, 
of Fairmount. Before the ceremony, Mrs. G. A. Schoenherr sang, "Always." Reverend G. A. 
Schoneherr performed the double ring ceremony. 

The bride wore a blue dress with navy accessories and had a corsage of red roses. Mrs. 
Thomas Collins, sister of the groom, attended the bride. She wore a tan suit with brown 
accessories and had a corsage of pink carnations. 

The groom wore a grey suit and had a white carnation boutonniere. He was attended by 
the bride's brother. Dale Wittman, of Breckenrldge, MN., who wore a brown suit and had a 
white carnation boutonniere. 

Immediately following the ceremony, Mrs. Schoenherr served a lunch to the bridal party. 
The bouple left for a short honeymoon in the twin cities. 

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The bride is teaching at Nashua, MN., and will continue her duties. The groom is 

employed at Fairmount, with the Phillips's Fur & Wool Co. The couple will make their 

home at Tenney, MN. 

********** March 27, 1952 

ARVILLA BLADOW, BERTRAND JOHNSON UNITED IN MARRIAGE 

Miss Arvilla Bladow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bladow of Tyler and Pfc. Bert- 
rand Johnson, son of Kenneth Johnson, Sr., of Augustana, Maine, were united in marriage 
at the Iimnanuel Lutheran Church of Wahpeton on March 23rd, at a 7 PM. , evening ceremony. 
Rev. Henry Fry officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore a gown of white satin with 
lace inserts in the skirt and featured a fitted bodice with Mary Stuart sleeves. Her 
fingertip veil of French imported illusion, fell from a lace inserted beaded cap. She 
carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses. 

Elaine Polfus, the Maid of Honor, wore a pale pink gown and carried a bouquet of car- 
nations. Marlys Polfus, who acted as bridesmaid, wore a gown of tulle green and carried 
carnations. Both wore headbands to match their flowers and rhinestone necklace and ear- 
ring sets, gifts of the bride. The flower girl, Joyce Prochnow, wore a yellow formal and 
carried a basket of daisies. 

The ring bearer was Herman Bladow, brother of the bride. He wore a maroon jacket and 
grey trousers and carried the ring on a white lace trimmed satin pillow. The bridegroom 
and his attendants, Pfc. Joe Morrison of New Jersey and Pfc. Joe Coffill of Maine, wore 
their Air Force uniforms. The ushers, friends of the bridegroom, were: Pfc. Harold Bur- 
get and Pfc. Richard Bums. 

The bride's mother wore a green dress and brown accessories and her corsage was of 
gladioli. The bride's grandmother wore a black dress with red accessories, her corsage 
was of red roses. 

A reception was held at the bride's home for about 150 guests and the bride was the 

recipient of many lovely gifts. The bride was formerly employed at the Linn Harris Cafe 

in Wahpeton. The bridegroom is presently stationed at Macon, GA., where the couple will 

make their home.' 

********** April 3, 1952 

MELVIE WALLMAN, LOWELL JOHNSON WED APRIL 12th 
The Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church of Hankinson was the scene of a candle- 
light Easter wedding on Saturday evening, April 12th, at 7:30 PM. , when Miss Melvie Wall- 
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wallman, became the bride of Pvt . Lowell Johnson, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. August Johnson of Wheaton, MN. 

The church was beautifully decorated with Easter Lilies and mixed flowers. Candelabra 
were placed on both sides of the altar and also decorated the aisle. Rev. F. Paul offici- 
ated at tha double ring ceremony. Miss JoAnn Willert played the traditional wedding music. 
Carole Scheller accompanied Miss Darcy Miller, who sang, "I Love You Truly" and "At Dawning." 
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a long Easter white fitted 

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gown with a long train, full skirt timmed with sequins on lace inserts. Her fingertip 
veil was held in place by a lace tiara trimmed with tulle. Her pearl necklace was a gift 
of the groom. Her bridal bouquet consisted of red roses on a white Bible, with satin 
streamers. The Bible was a gift of the Maid of Honor. 

The Maid of Honor was Miss Delores Milbrandt, distant cousin of the bride, of Fargo, 
ND. Bridesmaids were Misses Carol and Shirley Wallman, sisters of the bride. They wore 
identical dresses of pink, yellow and lime green marquisette and wore matching headdresses 
and gauntlets. They carried Colonial bouquets of mixed flowers and wore rhinestone brac- 
lets, gifts of the bride. 

The flower girl, Marion Roeder, niece of the bride, wore pink nylon, made identical 
to the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids gowns. She carried a basket of mixed blowers. Att- 
ending the groom were Lieut. Don Johnson, brother of the groom, Pvt. Wallace Johnson, cou- 
sin of the groom and Cpl. Obert Breden of Wyndmere, a friend. The men wore their Army 
uniforms. Stanley Roeder, nephew of the bride, was the ringbearer. 

The ushers were Carl Wallmann, brother of the bride and Leon Johnson, brother of the 
groom. They wore white carnation boutonnieres, their ties were gifts of the groom. 

The brides' mother wore a navy blue dress and the groom's mother wore a navy suit. 
Both had corsages of roses. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors for 160 guests. The 
room was decorated in pink and white streamers. Easter lilies and mixed flowers decor- 
ated the bride's table. A three tiered wedding cake, topped by a miniature bride and 
groom centered the table. The wedding cake was given by Mrs. August Johnson, mother of 
the groom. Mrs. Julius Boehning, aunt of the bride cut the wedding cake. Mrs. Richard 
Godejohn, aunt of the bride poured. Mrs. Silas Ulrich, sister of the bride, had charge 
of the guest book. 

For going away, the bride wore a yellow and blue checked suit with navy accessories 

and a corsage of roses. Pvt. Lowell Johnson will report back to Camp Lawton, WA. , after 

a short wedding trip. 

********** April 17, 1952 

MARLYCE WAWERS, LYLE MILLER VOWS SPOKEN APRIL 23rd. 
St. Anthony's Catholic Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday morning 
at 10 AM., on April 23rd, when Miss Marlyce Wawers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wawers, 
of Fairmount, became the bride of Lyle Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Miller of Christ- 
ine, HD. The single ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father J. Griener. The altar 
was decorated with pink and blue flowers and the traditional wedding music was played by 
Mrs. Harvey Radtke. 

The bride wore a navy blue gaberdine suit with white accessories. Her corsage was of 
red roses and white carnations. She wore a rhinestone bracelet, a gift of the groom. 
She carried out the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed, some- 
thing blue. Miss Diane Wawers, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore a 
light grey gabardine suit with lilac accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses and 

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carnations. Mrs. Franklin Miller, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She wore a pink 
gabardine suit with navy accessories and had a corsage of pink carnations and Johanna 
Hill roses. 

The groom wore a navy blue gabardine suit. He was attended by a close friend, Ray 
Post of Christine, who was the bestman, wearing a light grey suit. Ben Wawers, brother 
of the bride, Gene O'Heam and James Hendrickson were ushers, the men all wore carnation 
boutonnieres. For her daughters wedding Mrs. Wawers wore a blue sharkskin suit with pink 
accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The groom's mother, Mrs. Miller, wore a purple 
suit with pink accessories and a corsage of yellow roses. 

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents were hosts to 45 guests at a wedding dinner 
which was held in the Parish Hall. The hall was gaily decorated In blue and white and the 
tables were decorated with spring flowers. The centerpiece of the bride's table was a 
lovely four tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and gorom. 

The bride Is a graduate of the Fairmount High School with the Class of 1950. She 
attended the Valley City Teachers Qollege and was employed as bookkeeper at the National 
Bank of Fairmount. The groom is a graduate of the Fargo High School with the Class of 1942. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Idso of Fargo, ND., Mr. and 
Mrs. A. D. Miller of Christine, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Monson of Christine, James Hendrickson 
of Christine, Mrs. Bud Nemlck and Carol of Detroit, MI., Mr. and Mrs. Duane Miller of Buff- 
alo, ND., and Mr. and Mrs. Arlle Schultz and James of Tyler. 

********** May 1, 1952 

ANNOUNCE FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE OF V. MEDENWALDT 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Medenwaldt announce the coming marriage of their daughter, Verla, 
to Dennis Westphal, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Westpahl. The wedding will take place on 
June 15th. ********** j,Iay i^ 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boldt of Hanklnson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty 
Ann, to Cpl. Curtis S. Brummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brummond of rural Hanklnson. 

********** May 8, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cast of Fairmount announce the engagement of their daughter, Elaine, 
to Charles A. Hawthorne, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Wm. Hawthorne of Guilford, Conneticut. 

Miss Cast is employed by Northwest Airlines and Mr. Hawthorne is associated with 
Pacific Northern Airlines in Seattle, WA. A fall wedding is planned by the couple. 

********** May 29, 1952 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL MARRIED AT MOORKEAD 

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hammerschmidt of Moorhead, MN., announce the marriage of their 
daughter, Anna Margaret to William M. Sumpmann of Fargo. Vows were spoken by the couple 
on Friday, May 29th, at St. Anthony of Fadus Church of Moorhead. Mr. and Mrs. Hammer- 
schmidt and family lived in Hanklnson for a number of years, until 12 years ago, when 

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they moved to Moorhead. 

********* * June 5, 1952 

KOLBE - GILLES WEDDING AT FAIRMOUNT 

The First English Lutheran Church of Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Thurs- 
day afternoon. May 23rd, at 5 PM. , when Miss Vera Kolbe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Kolbe, of Fairmount, became the bride of Robert Gilles, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Gilles 
of Wahpeton, ND. The double ring candlelight ceremony was performed by Rev. F. A. Rubbert. 
The church was beautifully decorated with garden flowers. 

Mrs. Donald Bezenek, of Wahpeton, sister of the bride, was organist, playing the trad- 
itional wedding marches and also accompanied Miss Joyce Sethre who sang "0 Perfect Love." 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Norman Kolbe of Minot, was attired 
in a white ballerina dress which was fashioned with chantilly lace bodice. She wore a fin- 
gertip veil and carried a lace fan shaped bouquet with white roses. Her only attendant 
was Miss Lorraine Buck, friend of the bride, who wore a blue ballerina dress with match- 
ing picture hat and carried a fan shaped bouquet. 

Hal Howard, friend of the groom, was bestman. The groom and bestman wore their Mar- 
ine uniforms. Ushers were Fred Buck, friend of the bride and Denny Moratz, friend of 
the groom of Milwaukee, WI. The men had white carnation boutonnieres. 

For her daughters wedding, Mrs. Kolbe wore a grey dress with white accessories. The 
groom's mother wore a blue dress with red accessories. Both mothers had rose corsages. 

After the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors with one hundred guests 
present. The parlors were decorated in blue and white streamers and garden flowers. The 
table centerpiece was a lovely three tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride 
and grooD £ind was made and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson, who also cut the cake. Mrs. 
Lowell Kolbe served punch, Mrs. Willis Prochnow served ice cream and Mary Murphy poured. 
Miss Dorothy Johnson, friend of the bride presided at the gift table, and Miss Carol Stef- 
fens had charge of the guest book. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School with the Class of 1951 and attend- 
ed Business College at Fargo, ND. The groom is a graduate of the Wahpeton High School and 
attended the State School of Science and is now serving in the Marine Corps. He recently 
returned from Korea and the new Mr. and Mrs. Gilles left Friday on a wedding trip enroute 
to their home at San Diego, CA. 

********** June 5, 1952 

JEAN STURGESS MARRIES CALIFORNIA MAN: CEREMONY HELD IN RENO, NEVADA 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sturgess of Hankinson announce the recent marriage of their daughter, 
Jean to Harry M. Levin at the First Methodist Church at Reno, Nevada. 

Mrs. Levin is employed at the Samuel Merrith Hospital at Oakland, CA., and her husband 

is deputy sheriff at Alameda County Sheriff's Department. A visit to Hankinson is planned 

for the near future. 

********** June 12, 1952 

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JANET RAE DIBBERT MARRIES WYNDMERE BOY IN S. DAKOTA 

The wedding of Miss Janet Rae Dibbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dibbert of 
Hankinson and Robert Heley of rural Wyndmere took place on June 6th at the parsonage of 
St. Martin's Lutheran Church at Watertown, SD. Rev. Walter T. Meier officiated at the 
4:30 afternoon ceremony. 

The bride wore a yellow organdy street length dress and carried a colonial bouquet 
of daisies and sweetpeas that were tied with a yellow ribbon. She wore rhinestone earrings, 
a gift of the groom. The bride chose as her only attendant a close friend, Yvonne Stack, 
who wore a pink organdy street length dress and carried a colonial bouquet of flowers tied 
with a pink ribbon. She received a rhinestone bracelet and earring set as a gift from the 
bride. 

The groom chose as his attendant his brother, Duane Heley of Wyndmere. Both wore grey 
suits with white carnation boutonnieres . Duane received a Mother of Pearl tie clasp from 
his brother. 

Mrs. Heley is a graduate of this years Hankinson High School class. Robert attended 
NDAC at Fargo and will leave for the armed service on June 16th, after a short wedding 
trip to parts of Minnesota. 

********** June 12, 1952 

WED IN CHURCH CEREMONY AT GREAT BEND ON SUNDAY 

The Evangelical United Bretheren Church of Great Bend was the scene of a pretty summer 
wedding Sunday afternoon, June 15th, at 3 o'clock when Miss Joyce Josephine Hauge, daughter 
of Martin Hauge of Breckenridge, became the bride of Dennis Thiele, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Thiele of rural Hankinson. Baskets of peonies decorated the church for the ceremony 
which was performed by the bridegroom's grandfather. Rev. G. C. Thiele of Fargo. The 
bridal party entered the church while Mrs. Manville Stoltenow played the wedding music. 

The bride was attired in a lovely ballerina length gown fashioned with a fitted bodice 
and sleeves that came to a point at the wrist. Her fingertip veil edged in lace fell from 
a beaded crown. She carried a colonial bouquet of red roses with streamers and wore a 
strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. 

Miss Beatrice Henderson of Wahpeton, friend of the couple, who acted as Maid of Honor, 
wore a pink taffeta gown with a net yoke. She wore a pearl choker, gift of the bride and 
carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. 

The groom chose as his bestman, his brother. Noble Thiele. Both men wore light suits 
with white carnation boutonnieres. The groom presented his brother with a gold key chain. 
Ushers were Everett Thiele and Gustav Hauge. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors for about 50 guests. 
Centerpiece for the brides table was a three tiered wedding cake, which was topped with 
a miniature bride and groom. The wedding cake was cut by Mrs. Oscar Hauge. Mrs. Everett 
Thiele had charge of the gift table. Working in the kitchen were Mrs. Harvey Thiele, Mrs. 
Hilda Manske, Mrs. George Cast and Mrs. Dave Mittag. Waitresses were Carol Thiele, Marlys 
Mittag, Anita Cast and Mrs. Elden Thiele. 

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The bride is a graduate of St. Francis High at Little Falls, MN., and was employed 
at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge. The groom is employed in Wahpeton where 
they will make their home following a short wedding trip. 

********** June 19, 1952 

WYNDMERE GIRL TO BE MARRIED MONDAY, JUNE 23rd 
The marriage of Miss Ardyce Kari Sanden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert G. Sanden 
of Wyndmere to Eldred H. Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean P. Peterson of Legan, Utah, 
will take place June 23rd. The ceremony will be held in the Wyndmere Lutheran Church with 
Rev. R. J. Lund officiating. This is also the date of her parents 45th Wedding Anniversary. 

The bride elect is employed by the Ralph F. Parons Co., Los Alamos, NM. Mr. Peterson 
is chief engineer for the Utah Construction Co., in Los Alamos, NM. 

********** June 19, 1952 

MEDENWALDT - WESTPHAL VOWS SPOKEN AT IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH SUNDAY 

The Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson was the scene of a lovely summer wedding 
on June 15th, when Miss Verla Lillian Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meden- 
waldt of rural Hankinson was united in marriage to Dennis LeRoy Westphal, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Westphal of rural Hankinson at a 7:30 candlelight ceremony. The double ring 
ceremony was performed by Rev. G. C. Michael at an altar decorated with lighted candelabra. 
Baskets of peonies and mock orange decorated the church. The bridal party entered the 
church as Mrs. Ronald Canham, cousin of the bride played "The Lord's Prayer" on the violin. 
William Medenwaldt and Howard Voeltz lit the candles. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin with 
appllqued imported French silk lace with panels etched in tiny simulated pearls. The dress 
was fashioned with full sleeves of elbow length. She wore lace gauntlets and a fingertip 
veil of silk illusion with seed pearls and carried a bouquet of pink roses and stephanotis. 
Her only jewelry was a double strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. 

The bride chose as her maid of honor, her sister, JoAnn Medenwaldt. Bridesmaids were: 
Mavis Westphal, Charlyne Medenawaldt and Sandra Medenwaldt. All wore identical yellow 
taffeta formals with nylon net overskirts and open sleeves, square necklines and matching 
bustles. They all carried bouquets of white gladiolus on a lace and satin. fan and wore 
rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the bride. Judy Rossow, and Vicky Medenwaldt, acted as 
flower girls. They wore gowns of white and nile green and white and lavender taffeta. 
The bride's gown and all her attendants' dresses including the flower girls wre sewed by 
the bride. 

Both mothers wore corsages of yellow roses. The grandmothers wore corsages of carnations 
The groom chose as his best man, his brother, Melvin Westphal. Ushers were Edward Boldt, 
Merlin and James Medenwaldt, and William McClary. All the men wore light suits with maroon 
bow ties, gifts of the groom. The groom wore a boutonniere of stephanotis and the ushers 
wore white carnations. 

A reception for 175 guests was held in the church parlors. The wedding table was cent- 
ered with a four tiered wedding cake decorated with yellow roses and topped with a miniature 

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bride and groom. 

Miss Laura Lea Medenwaldt had charge of the guest book. Mrs. Edward Campbell served 
the wedding cake and Mrs. Wilmer Roeder poured. Mrs. Edward Bellin, Mrs. Milo Rossow 
and Miss Grace Kutter had charge of the gift table. Mrs. Arthur Amdt, Mrs. Oscar Proch- 
now, Stella Rettig and Mrs. Albert Buckhouse helped in the kitchen. Table waitresses 
were Olivia Gadake, Delores Leavitt, Josephine Knunp, Margaret Michael, Faye Voeltz of 
Osseo, Yvonne Jasmer and Lavonne Medenwaldt. 

Out of town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Westphal of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred Bohn and Andrea of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Anderson of Breckenridge, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ronald Canham and family of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Voeltz and family of Osseo, 
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Scheller and daughter of Jessup, lA. , Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Westphal of 
Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bellin, Paul and Dale of Aberdeen, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald 
Medenwaldt and family. New Effington, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bohn and Jeffery, Great 
Bend and Mrs. Robert Tucker and children of Osseo. 

For the wedding trip the bride wore a grey print dress of Orlan with white and brown 

accessories. Mrs. Westphal is a graduate of Hankinson High Schol Class of 1947. After 

a short wedding trip to points in Minnesota, the couple will make their home on a farm 

west of Hankinson. 

********** June 26, 1952 

LILLIAN LEONARD AND DELMER MEYER MARRIED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th 

St. Anthony's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday morning, June 18th, 
at 9 o'clock when Lillian Emily Leonard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard of New- 
port, RI., became the bride of Delmer Charles Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Meyer 
of Fairmount, ND. Rev. Greiner heard the exchange of vows at the nuptial mass. The altar 
was decorated with pink roses and peonies. Mrs. Harvey Hedtke was the organist for the 
mass and accompanied Miss Roselyn Schmitt who sang "Mother at Thy Feet Are Kneeling" dur- 
ing the double ring ceremony. 

The bride was escorted down the aisle by Mr. Jacob Meyer. Her floor length white 
gown was fashioned with a bodice of chantilly lace, long tight fitting sleeves ending 
in points over the hands and fastened down the back with tiny lace covered buttons. The 
skirt was of nylon marquisette cut entrain with chantilly lace inserts. Her fingertip 
veil of net illusion fell from a tiara of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses 
and stephanotis with white satin streamers. She had the traditional something old, some- 
thing new, something borrowed and something blue. 

Miss Arlys Meyer, cousin of the groom, was maid of honor. Her floor length gown was 
of pink lace and marquisette over satin. She wore a halo hat of pink net and carried a 
colonial bouquet of yellow roses and pink and white carnations. 

The bridegroom wore a navy blue gabardine suit with a white carnation boutonniere. 
Bernard Meyer, cousin of the groom was bestman. He wore a tan suit with a white carnation 
boutonniere. Arnold Meyer, Dale Ennen and Walter Hardie, cousins of the groom, served as 
ushers. The bridegroom's mother was attired in a powder blue dress with white accessories. 
Her corsage was of gardenias. The groom's parents were hosts at a family dinner and rec- 

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eption at the Parish Hall following the ceremony. 

The three tiered wedding cake, baked and decorated by Mrs. Fred Martinson, centered 
the bridal table with white candles on either side. The dinner was served by aunts and 
friends and the waitresses were cousins of the groom. 

The bride is a 1950 graduate of Roger's High School at Newport, RI., and has been 
employed as a telephone operator. 

The groom is a graduate of Falrmount High School and the State School of Science at 
Wahpeton. He served four years in the Navy as an electrician during World War II and has 
just completed an enlistment of sixteen months. 

For traveling the bride wore a pink and black two piece dress with black accessories. 
After a honeymoon to the Black Hills, the happy couple will be at home in Fairmount. 

Relatives attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Meyer and Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Al Meyer, 
and family, Frank, Leo and Leona Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wallace Hardie and family, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Hardie and family, Mrs. Rudy Meyer, Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Hardie and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reese, all of Fairmount. Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman Moeller and son, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Raguse of Nashua, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 
Hardie of Tenney, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Meyer of Hankineon, Mr. and Mrs. Al Ennen and 
family of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. WAllace Sando of Rosholt, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Robert And- 
erson and Janell of Buxton, ND. 

********** June 26, 1952 

MURPHY - MILLER VOWS SPOKEN JUNE 14th 

Miss Agnes Murphy, daughter of Mrs. John Murphy of Duluth, became the bride of Harold 
Miller of Duluth, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller of Fairmount, ND., Saturday, June 
14th, in the St. Jean the Baptiste Church at Duluth. 

The bride's gown was of white nylon marquisette over taffeta designed with a portrait 
neckline and lace trimmed cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of illusion fell from a 
lace cap and she carried white roses and stephanotis. Her attendants were gowned in net 
over taffeta. They wore matching headdresses and carried roses- and sweet peas. Mrs. 
James Perrault, honor attendant wore yellow and Miss Betty Lou Witzman was in pink. 

Franklin Miller of Fairmount served as bestman and groomsman was Pat Murphy. Jerry 
Miller of Fairmount and James Perrault ushered. 

After the ceremony a reception was held at Svithiod Hall. The centerpiece of the bri- 
dal table was gaily decorated with a four tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bri- 
de and groom. 

The bridal couple left on a wedding trip to South Dakota and North Dakota and upon 
their return to Duluth will make their home, after July 1st, at 2717 West Third Street. 
For travel the bride chose a navy blue suit with white accessories. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were William Miller and Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin 

Miller, Mrs. C. B. Dyke, all of Fairmount, ND., Mrs. W. M. Miller, Jr. of Renville, MN., 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jensen of Redwood Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. John Mc Clellan and Mrs. 

Hulda Mc Clellan. 

********** June 26, 1952 

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THREE JUNE WEDDINGS TAKE PLACE IN HANKINSON AND WAHPETON AREA 

BERNARD - SCHILTZ 

St. Phillips Catholic Church of Hankinson was the scene of a pretty wedding June 17th 
at 9 AM, when Miss Margaret Bernard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bernard of Fainnount 
became the bride of Francis Schiltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schiltz of Hankinson. Rev. 
Father Joseph Huebach officiated at the ceremony. Ava Maria and other Latin hymns were 
sung by the choir. The altars were decorated with mixed garden flowers. 

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Kenneth of White Rock, SD., wore a gown 
of white bridal satin. The neckline geatured a net insert bordered with guilded leaf and 
scroll design and was cut entrain. Her veil was a bonnet effect crown and was edged with 
chantilly lace. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, stephanotis and fern which was tied 
with white satin streamers. Her only Jewelry was a blue and white crystal necklace and 
earrings, gifts of the groom. 

The bride's sister, Julia, was maid of honor. She wore a pink taffeta gown with lace 
and net top featuring cap sleeves and a Peter Pan collar. Valerie, another sister of the 
bride, was bridesmaid, she wore a blue dress identical to that of the maid of honor. 
They each received crystal earrings from the bride. Their bouquets were colonial with 
white carnations and painted daisies. 

The groom chose his brother, David, as bestman and his cousin, Edmund Kieffer, as the 
other attendant. They wore brown, blue and gray suits. The attendants received yellow 
nylon ties from the groom. The mother of the groom wore a peacock blue print dress with 
tan accessories. The mother of the bride wore gray with white accessories. Both wore 
corsages of pink roses and white carnations. 

Gregory Bauer and Leo Krump, cousins of the bride and groom were ushers. Dinner was 
served in the church basement for 150 guests. The tables were decorated with pink, white 
and blue candles and garden flowers. 

Maryann Schiltz, sister of the groom had charge of the gift table. Esther Schiltz, 
cousin of the groom, had charge of the guest book. Each received corsages and pottery 
from the bride. Table waitresses were Julia Bimbaum, Harriet Hanson, Agnes Hentz, Ramona 
and Angela Bauer, Joann Krump, Marjorie Schiltz, Mary Lou Leavltt, Mrs. Dennis Muehler and 
Mary Ellen Zentgraf . Serving in the kitchen were Mesdames Theodore Bimbaum, Henry Wawers, 
Matt Wirtz and Adolph Zentgraf. 

The bride is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy at Hankinson of the year '50 and 
attended Valley City Teachers College. She taught in DeVillo Township for two years. 
The groom attended St. Francis Academy and at present Is farming southwest of Hankinson. 

The bride wore a navy marquisette dress for a wedding trip to Duluth and points of 

interest in Minnesota. 

********** June 26, 1952 

WALLMAN - BRADEN 
The wedding of Miss Carol Ann Wallman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wallman of rural 

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Hankinson to Cpl. Obert Braden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Braden of Wyndmere was performed 
by Rev. F. W. Paul at the Innnanuel Evangelical Church of Hankinson at 4 oclock in the 
afternoon of June 29th. 

The bride wore a light blue nylon street length dress and carried a bouquet of red 
roses. Her only jewelry was a gold locket, set with rhinestones, a gift of the groom. 
She chose as her maid of honor, her sister Shirley, who was attired in a light pink dress 
and carried a bouquet of mixed carnations. Shirley received pearl and rhinestone earrings 
from her sister. The groom wore his army uniform. He chose his brother, Olaf, as his only 
attendant. He wore a dark suit with a white carnation boutonniere. 

After the ceremony a reception was held in the bride's home for friends and relatives. 
A beautiful two tier wedding cake baked by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Robert Berg, was cut by 
Mrs. Lowell Johnson. 

After a short wedding trip Cpl. and Mrs. Braden will make their home at Phoenixville, 
PA., where Cpl. Braden is stationed. 

Out of town guests present for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Braden and Kenneth, 
Mr. and Mrs. Lara Hegseth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Braden and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. 
Olaf Braden, Ruth and Olaf Braden, all of Wyndmere, Mrs. Lowell Johnson, Fargo, Mr. and 
Mrs. Silas Ulrich, Big Stone City, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roeder and family and Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Berg. 

********** June 26, 1952 

ZIEGELMAN AND REMORE 

At a double ring ceremony at 8:30 Friday evening in St. John's Church at Wahpeton, 
Miss Velma Lorraine Ziegelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman of Great Bend, 
became the bride of Richard Remore, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Remore of Fargo. Rev. 
Robert Brandconnier officiated at the ceremony. 

The bride wore a white nylon dress fashioned with fitted bodice, short sleeves and a 
full skirt. She wore a white hat with rhinestones, white gloves and had a corsage of red 
roses and white carnations. 

Mrs. Phillip Covell of Fargo, sister of the groom, acted as brides maid. She wore 
a sheer print dress with a corsage of pink carnations. 

The bridegroom wore a light grey suit. He chose as his attendant, his brother-in-law, 
Phillip Covell of Fargo, who wore a brown suit. Both men wore white carnation boutonnieres. 

The brides mother wore a navy blue dress with matching accessories and the bridegrooms 
mother wore a sheer print dress with matching accessories. Both wore corsages of carnations. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents in 
Great Bend for about 40 relatives. The room was decorated with vases of mock orange, 
peonies and white and yellow daisies. The centerpiece on the table was a two tiered wed- 
ding cake, topped with a bell and miniature bride and groom. The cake was made and dec- 
orated by a sister of the bride, Mrs. Leonard Prochnow. Assisting in the kitchen were 
her sisters, Mrs. Alfred Medenwaldt and Mrs. Leonard Prochnow. 

The bride attended Hankinson High School and one year at Oak Grove, in Fargo. The 

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couple will make their home in Fargo. 

Guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ziegelman and Earl, Mr. and Mrs. August 
Ziegelman and Raymond, Mrs. George Cast and Anita of Fairmount, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cast, 
Fairmount, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koppelman and Glen of Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs. William 
Mueller of rural Wahpeton, Mrs. F. J. Remore, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Covell of Fargo, Jim 
Remore, Bismarck, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prochnow, Diane and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred F. 
Medenwaldt, Gayle, Glen and Gloria. 

********** July 3, 1952 

JOYCE MERRYMAN BRIDE OF CALVIN KELLOGG 

Miss Joyce L. Merryman, daughter of Mrs. Girdner Merryman of Lincoln, ME., became the 
bride of Calvin R. Kellogg, son of Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Kellogg of Fairmount, ND., on Wed- 
nesday, June 25th, at 3 PM. The wedding took place in the parsonage at Lincoln, NE". , with 
the Rev. M. W. Deming officiating. The date chosen for their wedding was also the wedding 
anniversary of the groom's parents. 

The bride wore a white suit with matching accessories and an orchid corsage. Her att- 
endants were Mavis Bryceson who was the maid of honor, wearing a brown dress with white 
accessories. The bridesmaids were Burnetta Herger, who wore a white dress with purple 
accessories and Wlllla Mae Deming wearing a pink dress with white accessories. They had 
matching corsages . 

The groom's only attendant was his brother, David Kellogg of Fairmount, who was best- 
man. The men wore white carnation boutonnleres. 

The bridal couple left on a wedding trip to Fayettevllle, ND., and upon their return 
will make their home at 2810 Franklin at Lincoln, NE. For going away, the bride chose a 
navy blue and white suit. 

The groom Is a student at Union College at Lincoln and is employed by the Central Elec- 
tric Gas. Co. 

********** July 3, 1952 

DOROTHY ROTH MARRIED FARGO MAN IN SINGLE RING CEREMONY AT ST. PHILIPS 
At an altar decorated with white gladiolus, wedding vows were spoken between Miss 
Dorothy Mary Roth, daughter of Mrs. Lena Roth and John R. Mc Donald, son of Jack Mc Don- 
ald of Fargo, at the St. Phillips Catholic Church Saturday morning, June 18th. Father 
Huebsch officiated at the single ring ceremony. 

The bride, escorted to the altar by her brother, John Roth, wore a gown of white bridal 
satin, which featured a full satin skirt and chantllly lace bodice and sleeves that came 
to a point at the wrist and Peter Pan collar. She wore a fingertip veil which fell from 
a beaded tiara. Her only jewelry was a rhinestone earring and broach set, gifts of the 
groom. She carried a white orchid on a prayer book. 

Mrs. George Robinson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Mrs. 
Bill Swanson, sister of the groom. Both wore pink lace gowns covered with blue net skirts. 
They wore blue net veils and matching gauntlets and carried colonial bouquets of pink 
carnations and blue daisies. Kathy Roth, niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a 

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dark rose formal and white gloves. She carried a basket of sweet peas and blue daisies. 

Attendants and the flower girl received pearls as gifts of the bride. 

Best man was Raymond Roth, brother of the bride. Bill Swanson, brother-in-law of the 

groom, was the other attendant. W. J. Roth, brother of the bride was an usher. All of 

the men wore light suits with carnation boutonnieres and received maroon ties, gifts of 

the groom. 

********** July 10, 1952 

LT. JOHN R. AKER MARRIES NEW YORK GIRL in CEREMONY at WEST POINT 

Miss Marjorie Ann Bill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bill of New York City was united 
in marriage to Lt. John R. Aker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice S. Aker of Hankinson, at West 
Point Chapel on June 5th. 

Soprano solos were Schubert's "Ava Maria," and "0 Perfect Love." The bride wore a ball- 
erina length lace and net gown with fingertip illusion veil bordered With chantilly lace 
falling from a seed pearl tiara. She carried a bouquet of white orchids surrounded by 
white sweet peas and valley lilies. 

She was attended by a maid of honor gowned in pale green lace and net, with matching 
flower hat and a wrist bouquet of lavender sweet peas and by a junior bridesmaid in pink 
lilac lace and net gown, white flower hat and a wrist bouquet of white sweetpeas. 

Lt. George Bartell was bestman. Lts. George Steen, Augustus Woltersdorf, Larry Put- 
nam and Carl Dupke served as ushers and sword bearers. All were classmates and members 
of the groom's cadet company at West Point. The bridal couple emerged from the chapel 
under the traditional arch of swords. 

Mrs. Maurice S. Aker and Miss Joan Aker of Chicago, attended the wedding with many 
other out of town guests. 

The bride and groom spent two weeks in the Vermont lake country after the wedding. 

Later they visited with Lt. Aker's parents at Hankinson until Monday, July 7th. At that 

time they left for Ft. Benning, Georgia, to make their home. Lt. Aker is assigned to the 

Air Borne Infantry. 

********** July 10^ 1952 

MARLYN OGREN BRIDE OF VICTOR SIKORSKI 

Miss Marlys Ogren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Ogren of Bellingham, MN., became 
the bride of Victor Sikorski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sikorski of Fairmount on Wednesday 
morning, June 25th, at 9 AM., at St. John's Church at Wahpeton. The single ring ceremony 
was performed by Rev. F. Branconnier. 

The bride wore a white slipper satin gown fashioned with a fitted bodice and full 
skirt with insertions of lace and skirt was cut entrain. She wore a fingertip veil with 
a crown of seed pearls and carried a bouquet of red roses. 

Her only attendant was Mrs. Clem Sikorski, sister-in-law of the groom. She wore a 
blue gown and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Clem Sikorski, brother of the groom, 
was bestman. The men wore white carnation boutonnieres. After the ceremony a reception 
was held in the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Sikorski, with about sixty rel- 

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atives present. The home was gaily decorated with streamers and the table centerpiece 
was a three tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom. 

The bridal couple left on a wedding trip to points of Minnesota and upon their return 
are staying in Fairmount. The groom is engaged in farming near Tenney, MN. 

Those from a distance attending the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Ogren and family 

of Bellingham, MN., Mrs. Archie Cone of Foreston, MN., and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ogren and 

sons of Inglewood, CA. 

********** July 10, 1952 

POST NUPTIAL SHOWER'HONORS MRS. SCHOESSLER 

Mrs. William Schoessler of Minneapolis, the former Janette Mc Conn of Fairmount, was 
an honored guest at a post nuptial shower at the Parish Hall in Fairmount on Saturday 
afternoon, July 5th. After the honored guests opened her gifts a Itinch was served by the 
committee of hostesses. 

********** July 10, 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN IS MARRIED 

Miss Jane Goodchild of Manchester, CT., became the bride of Capt. Paul W. Olson, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Olson of Fairmount, at Manchester on Saturday, June 23rd. 

Capt. Olson was a graduate of the Fairmount High School with the Class of 1938. He is 
employed as Captain on the Trans-Carribean Air Lines. 

********** July 10, 1952 

D. TRITTEN WED AT GREAT BEND 

At a ceremony Tuesday evening, June 24th, at the Trinity Lutheran Chuch of Great 
Bend, Miss Darlene Marie Tritten of Great Bend became the bride of Allen Wayne Braaten, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Braaten of New Effington, SD. 

The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. J. H. Rengstorf at an altar decorated 
with baskets of gladioli combined with ferns and white peonies and lighted tapers. 

Miss Effie Ponath of Tyler played the nuptial music and accompanied Orville Fenske, 
of Great Bend, who sang "0 Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer." 

The bride wore a slipper satin gown with yoke and sleeves of chantilly lace. The 
skirt was cut with cathedral length train. She wore a fingertip veil bordered with chant- 
illy lace and lily of the valley. She wore a strand of pearls with earrings to match, a 
gift of the groom and carried a bouquet of red roses and feathered comations. 

Margaret Tritten, sister of the bride was maid of honor. She wore yellow taffeta with 
matching gauntlets. Evangeline Braaten, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and wore pink 
marquisette over taffeta with marquisette gauntlets. Mary Ann Tritten was junior bridesmaid. 
She wore a blue marquisette over taffeta with marquisette gauntlets. All wore earrings 
and matching rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the bride. 

Howard Braaten of Wheaton was bestman. Westley Tritten of Great Bend, was the groom's 
man. Kenneth Stowe of New Effington and Urban Tritten of Lldgerwood, were ushers. All 
received black bow ties, gifts of the groom. 

The mother of the bride wore blue with white accessories and the groom's mother wore 
green figured with white accessories. Their corsages were pink and white feathered carna- 
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A reception for 175 guests followed in the church parlors which were decorated with 
the bridal colors. A four tiered wedding cake with miniature bride and groom and lighted 
tapers were decorations for the bridal table. 

Miss Joan Westby was in charge of the gift table and Arlene Muehler had charge of the 
guest book. Mrs. Kenneth Westby cut the wedding cake. Miss Marvel Pasbrig poured. Each 
received a corsage of carnations. Mesdames Irby Bemdt, Lloyd Hingst, Aug. Medenwaldt, Al- 
bert Stoltenow, Jr., and Leonard Radke were in charge of refreshments. Waitresses were 
Misses Lorraine and Margaret Pankow, Ethel and Renate Tritten, Marion Ziegelman and Mrs. 
Howard Braaten. 

The bride graduated from Wahpeton High School and Valley City Teachers College. The 
past five years she had taught in Duerr, Waldo and De Villo Townships. The groom is engaged 
in farming near New Effington where the couple will make their home after a week's wedding 
trip to northern Minnesota. 

********** July 17, 1952 

LILA KATH MARRIED IN SOUTH DAKOTA CEREMONY 

Miss Lila Kath, daughter of William Kath of Hankinson and Pvt. Rudolph D. Ehrens, Jr., 
son of Rudolph D. Ehrens, of Dwight, were quietly united in marriage at Webster, SD., on 
Friday, June 27th. 

Attendants were Miss Shirley Harden and Henry Wolf ewsinkle, both of Breckenridge. 
For the present time Pvt. and Mrs. Ehrens will make their home at Ft. Jackson, SC. , where 
the groom is in the armed forces. 

********** July 2A, 1952 

KRUMP - NORDICK VOWS 

At an altar decorated with baskets of flowers, wedding vows were spoken between Miss 
Elaine Krump, daughter of Peter P. Krump, of Kent, MN., and Louis Nordick, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. L. Nordick of Kent, MN., at the St. Thomas Catholic Church at Kent, MN., on July 8th 
at 8 o'clock. Father Wairmera officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The bride wore a full length gown of white nylon over net and satin which was cut 
entrain. The fitted bodice featured a high jewel neckline, nylon tulle yoke with double 
chantilly lace ruffled edging. The full bouffant skirt was trimmed with two wide ruffles 
of chantill lace close to the bottom and extending entirely around the edge of the train. 
Her fingertip veil fell from a bonnet shaped hat, which was decorated with stephanotis. 
Her bouquet was of red roses and she wore lace mitts. She received a strand of pearls, a 
gift of the groom. 

Grace Nordick, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Patricia Krump, sister of the 
bride, was bridesmaid. Both wore identical ballerina length gowns of nylon in nile green 
and orchid. They carried colonial bouquets of carnations and wore halo hats. They received 
hankies from the bride. La Vonne Krump, sister of the bride, was junior bridesmaid. She 
wore a yellow dress identical to that of the other attendants. She received a rhinestone 
necklace and carried a colonial bouquet. The groom's moether wore a navy blue dress with 
white accessories. 

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Gerald Krump,. brother of the bride and Ralph Nordick, brother of the groom, were 
attendants to the groom. Ushers were Lee Krump and Alvin Nordick. They all wore light 
colored suits and white carnation boutonnieres and received a tie, gifts of the groom. 
A reception following the ceremony was held at the bride's home at Kent for about 
60 guests. ********** July 2A 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mrs. L. J. Brinkman of Hankinson announces the engagement of her daughter, Catherine, 
to Robert E. Schuppert, son of Mrs. Marie Schuppert of Attica, IN. Mr. Schuppert is a 
graduate of Purdue University and belongs to the Delta Tau Fraternity.. He is employed 
by a Stock Exchange in LaFayette, IN. 

********** July 24 1952 

Charles P. Korth of Breckenridge announces the engagement and coming marriage of his 
daughter, Marion Jane Korth of Seattle, WA., to Harold F. Blecha, also of Seattle. The 
wedding date has been set for August 1st, 1952. The Korths are former Hankinson residents. 

********** July 2A, 1952 

ROHWEDER - GABBERT 
Gwendoljm Rohweder, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Shane and Ray G. Gabbert, former Hankinson 
resident and son of John Gabbert of Hankinson, exchanged wedding vows at the home of the 
bride at Flaxton, ND., on Sunday, July 20th. 

Attending for the couple were Marlys Andrist of Crosby and Howard Gabbert, brother of 
the groom of Hankinson. People attending the wedding were Mrs. Gabberts sister, Mrs. 
Ann Renegar and Howard Gabbert. 

********** July 31, 1952 

WEDDING DATE SET 
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Green announce the coming marriage of their daughter, Ruth Mary to 
Pvt. Linus Eder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eder of Breckenridge. The nuptial mass will 
take place at St. Phillips Church at 9 AM., August 7th. 

********** July 31, 1952 

RUTH GREEN WED AT ST. PHILIPS CHURCH TODAY 
The marriage of Miss Ruth Mary Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Green to Pvt. 
Linus Eder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eder of Breckenridge, MN., took place at St. Philips 
Catholic Church at Hankinson on Thursday morning, August 7th, at 9 AM. Father Joseph Hue- 
bach officiated at the double ring ceremony, performed at the altar decorated with gladiolus, 
phlox and tigar lilies. The front .pews were decorated with ferns tied with white satin 
ribbons. St. Francis Choir sang the Nuptial High Mass. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white ballerina length gown of lace 
and net over satin. The dress was strapless and featured a lace jacket with sleeves that 
came to a point at the wrist. It had a high Peter Pan collar which buttoned down the front 
with tiny satin bottons. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and white shattered car- 
nations, which were tied with satin ribbons. Her fingertip veil of net illusion fell from 
a beaded circulate. She received a matched set of rhinestone jewelry from the groom. 

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The bride chose as her maid of honor Joann Brinkman of Minneapolis. Bridesmaids were 
Lois Green of Minneapolis and Mrs. Elwood Brand of Wahpeton. All wore identical organdy 
ballerina length gowns of green, yellow and lavender respectively, and carried bouquets of 
white carnations and roses. They wore head bands that matched the color of their dresses 
with white flowers and white gloves. The attendants gowns were made by a friend of the 
family, Mrs. Leo Brinkman. Both mothers, Mrs. Sarah Green, Grandmother of the bride, Mrs. 
Sebastian Portner, Grandmother of the groom and Mrs. Leo Brinkman, friend of the family 
wore corsages. 

Bestman was Maurice Eder, brother of the groom from Doran, MN. Groomsmen were John 
Faulkner of Fargo and Herb Heig of Clark, SD., Maurice Aker, Jr., of Hankinson and Bernard 
Alzheimer of Breckenridge, were ushers. The groom wore his Army uniform and his attendants 
wore light suits with carnation boutonnieres . 

A breakfast and reception for 130 guests was held in the church parlors, which were 
decorated in the bridal colors and vases of flowers. The wedding table was centered with 
a beautiful three tier cake topped with wedding bells. The other guests were served in 
buffet style. 

Charlyne Medenwaldt was in charge of the guest book and Mrs. Douglas Griep cut the 
wedding cake. Mrs. Herb Heig, Mary Aker and Catherine Brinkman had charge of the gift table. 
Aunts of the bride, Mrs. Maurice S. Aker and Mrs. R. C. Green poured. Ladies from Circle 
2 of St. Philips Church, worked in the kitchen. Waitresses were Ann Sherman, Viola Hohen- 
stem, Patricia Roth and Echo Ambach. 

Mrs. Eder is employed as a linotype operator at the Courant in Bottineau, and will 
continue her position for the time being. She is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy 
Class of '45 and a Science School graduate of '49. Pvt. Eder is in the U. S. Army and at 
present is stationed at Camp Leonard, MO. 

The bride wore a pale mauve slipper satin suit with white accessories for her going 
away outfit. They left for a week's trip to northern Minnesota. 

* ********* August 7, 1952 

WEDDING VOWS SPOKEN BY FORMER BEND RESIDENT 

Wedding vows were exchanged by Miss Nancy Schulz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schulz 
of Fergus Falls and Willard Wentzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wentzel of Fergus Falls, 
Tuesday evening, August 5th, at 8 PM., at the Trinity Lutheran Church there. 

A reception for 175 guests was held in the church parlors. Assisting in the kitchen 
were Mrs. August Medenwaldt of Hankinson and Elfrieda Hingst of Tyler. A large number of 
friends and relatives from Great Bend and Hankinson attended the wedding. 

The Schulzs' were former residents of Great Bend, having farmed northeast of there. 

********** August 14, 1952 



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MARCELLA HARTLEBEN MARRIES GREAT BEND MAN 
Miss Marcella Hartleben, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartleben of Hankinson and 
James Griepentrog, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Griepentrog of Great Bend, were united in 
marriage at a quiet ceremony at the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Great Bend on 
August 10th at 3:30 in the afternoon. Rev. Gideon Eberhart officiated. 

The couple will make their home with the groom's parents on a farm three miles north 
of Great Bend. A miscellaneous shower was given for the couple at the Evangelical United 
Brethren Church parlors at Great Bend Sunday afternoon, August 17th. 

ft********* August 21, 1952 

Mrs. Ruth Fleischauer of Fairmount, announces the approaching aarriage of her daughter 
Donna, to Clarence Christensen, son of Mrs. Moren Chrlstensen of Falnnount. 

Miss Fleischauer is employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., In Fargo. Mr. 
Christensen farms near Fairmount. A September wedding is planned. 

********** August 21, 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT GIRL MARRIED AT NORTH BRANCH 
Arita Klund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, M. J. Klund of North Branch and formerly of 
Fairmount, became the bride of Pfc. Weldon Humble on August 9th at the Methodist Church 
at North Branch, MN. 

The ring bearer was Dennis Whitehead of Fairmount and cousin of the bride. A recept- 
ion was held in the parlors of the church for 125 relatives and friends. Miss Sally 
Whitehead of Fairmount was a waitress. . 

Those attending from Fairmount were: Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Swanson and Mr. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert Whitehead and family. ********** August 21, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Rev. and Mrs. P. A. Gisvold of Wahpeton announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Doris jean, to Richard Bruce Beithon, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Beithon. Both are grad- 
uates of the Wahpeton High School and will continue their education at Concordia College 
in Moorhead this fall. Dr. and Mrs. Beithon and family were former residents of Hankinson. 

********** August 28, 1952 

MARGARET TRITTEN TO WED NEW EFFINGTON BOY 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tritten, of Great Bend, announce the engagement and approaching 
marriage of their daughter, Miss Margaret to Kenneth Stowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alick 
Stowe of New Efflngton, SD. 

Miss Trittin graduated from the Wahpeton High School In 1948, then attended Valley 
City Teachers College and for the past three years has taught in Duerr and Barney schools. 
She will teach this fall in Brandenburg Township. Mr. Stowe is engaged in farming at New 
Efflngton. ********** September 4, 1952 

ARTHUR B. LUICK MARRIED AT ROSHOLT, S. DAK. 
The rectory of St. John's Catholic Church at Rosholt, SD., was the scene of a wedding 
a week ago Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock when Miss Marlene Braun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

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Joseph Braun of Rosholt became the bride of Arthur B. Lulck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
W. Luick of Falrmount. 

Father Englehardt officiated at the single ring ceremony. Mrs. Chas. Gustafson of 
Oakes, was her sister's matron of honor, and William Campbell, Jr., of Fairmount, was 
best man. 

The bride was attired in a light gray suit with green and white accessories. The 
matron of honor wore a blue and white checked suit with brown accessories. 

A reception was held at noon at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate 
families and a few friends. The bride's table was centered with a three tier wedding 
cake decorated in green and white. 

The bride is a 1952 graduate of Rosholt High School and the bridegroom is a 19A9 grad- 
uate of Fairmount High School. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Lulck will" reside 
at the A. W. Luick home in the LaMars community where the bridegroom is engaged in farming. 

********** September A, 1952 

MISS EUNICE BOHN MARRIED TODAY AT TRINITY LUTHERAN 

The wedding of Miss Eunice Ann Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Bohn of Great 
Bend to Pvt. Newell D. Hackey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hackey of Colfax was held this 
morning, Sept. 4th, at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. 

Mrs. Hackey was recently employed at a bank in Wahpeton. 

********** September 4, 1952 

LA MARS COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY 

Muriel Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snyder, Sr. , and Kenneth Sander, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. William Sander, both of La Mars Township were united in marriage Sunday after- 
noon, August 2Ath, at the Bethany Methodist Church. Rev. Harvey Cook officiated at the 
ceremony. 

The bride wore a ballerina length gown of chantllly lace and nylon net. Her veil was 
of nylon tulle and fell from a tulle and satin tiara. Her only jewelry was a string of 
pearls and pearl earrings, gifts of the groom. She carried a colonial bouquet of white 
roses. Bemlce Suess was maid of honor. She wore a ballerina gown of green nylon net 
and taffeta with matching headdress and gauntlets. She wore a pearl choker, gift of the 
bride and carried a colonial bouquet of lavendar asters. Joyce Rosenkranz was flower girl. 

Bud Chapman was chosen to act as bestman. Both men wore grey suits with white carna- 
tion boutonnleres. Jerry Sander was ring bearer and also wore a grey suit with a carnat- 
ion boutonniere. 

A reception was held In the church parlors following the ceremony. After a short 
honeymoon trip to points In northern Minnesota the couple will reside on a farm home near 
Fairmount. ********** September 4, 1952 



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FLORENCE SPEISER BRIDE OF CHESTER DOLL 

The Ave Maria Church at Wheaton, MN., was the scene of a pretty wedding Monday morn- 
ing, August 25th, at 9:30 AM when Miss Florence Speiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Speiser of Fairmount, became the bride of Chester Doll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Doll 
of Wheaton. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. Nicholas A. Kraemer of 
Wheaton. 

The bride was attired in a white marquisette over taffeta gown fashioned with a peter 
pan collar of scalloped lace, a cape effect which came to a point in front and back and 
was of white marquisette edged with two rows of scalloped lace. The sleeves were tapered 
to a point over the wrist. Tiny covered buttons went down the front of gown to the waist. 
The gathered skirt was cut entrain. She wore a fingertip veil with a headband of pearls 
and plastic blossoms with rhinestone settings. Her only jewelry was heart shaped rhine- 
stone earrings, a gift of the groom. She carried a colonial bouquet of red roses with 
white satin streamers. 

She chose her sister, Eleanor, as maid of honor. She carried a colonial bouquet of 
peach gladioli. The bridesmaid was Kathleen Even, a friend of the couple. Her bouquet 
was of white gladioli. They wore identical gowns of deep peach and deep blue respectively. 
Their strapless gowns had satin bodices and double net over taffeta gathered at the waist 
formed the skirt. They wore ruffled edged capes of net over satin and had a headband of 
fresh flowers. They each wore rhinestone earrings, a gift of the bride. 

The groom wore a blue gray suit. The bestman was his brother, Leland Doll. The other 
attendant was the bride's brother, John. They wore suits of light brown. Ushers were Pat 
Wesker and Kenneth Tabeck of Wheaton. The men had white carnation boutonnieres . 

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Speiser wore an aqua dress. The groom's mother, Mrs. 
Doll, wore a black dress. Their corsages were of red roses and white mums. 

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom's parents with about 
50 relatives and friends present. The table centerpiece was a gaily decorated three 
tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bell, was made by Mrs. Laura Minar of Fairmount, 
In the evening a wedding dance was held at Dumont. 

The bride is a graduate of the Wahpeton High School, class of 1950 and was employed as 
telephone operator. The groom attended school at Wheaton and was employed by the Twin 
City Creamery at Breckenridge. The couple left on a short wedding trip and upon their 
return they plan to make their home in Wahpeton. 

********** September A, 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT BOY MARRIED AT VEBLEN 

Miss Muriel Jean Akre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Akre of Veblen became the bride 
of A-lc Lloyd Revier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Revier of Beflen, SD. , and formerly or 
Fairmount, Sunday evening Aug. 17th, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. John 
Meling performed the double ring ceremony. 

Those from Fairmount present at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. James Simpson and Allen 
Revier, and Mr. and Mrs. William Simpson and Jean. September 11, 1952 

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ANNOUNCE COMING MARRIAGE 

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keidel of Fairmount announce the approaching marriage of their 
daughter, Dorothy to Wesley R. Hoefs of Elyrla, OH., son of George Hoefs of Fairmount. 
The couple plan a September wedding. 

********** September 11, 1952 

HANKINSON COUPLE EXCHANGE VOWS AT BELFORD CHURCH 

Delores Roeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roeder of rural Hankinson, became the 
bride of Daniel Bemdt, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bemdt of Hankinson, at a pretty wedding 
ceremony on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7th, at 1:30 o'clock at the Belford Lutheran Church. 
The church was decorated with baskets of gladioli and garden flowers. 

Rev. W. H. Cordts read the double ring ceremony In the presence of many relatives 
and friends. Mrs. Cordts played the nuptial organ music. 

The bride, entering on the arm of her father, was lovely In a gown of white satin with 
a lace top and nylon and lace insets down the front of the skirt. The sleeves were of 
lace and came to a point at the wrist. Her waist length veil, which was trimmed with lace, 
fell from a pearl beaded headpiece. Pearl earrings and a double strand pearl necklace 
were her jewelry, which was a gift from the groom. She carried a bouquet of roses and 
stephanotis. 

Maid of honor, Patricia Cordts, friend of the couple, wore an aqua blue nylon net over 
taffeta gown. She carried a colonial bouquet of yellow roses and she wore an ornament of 
yellow roses in her hair. Junior bridesmaid. La Vonne Bladow, cousin of the bride, wore 
a pink frosted organdy over taffeta gown. She carried a bouquet of red roses and wore an 
ornament of red roses In her hair. 

Flower girl, Janice Schubert, wore a white satin dress, which was trimmed with nylon 
lace. She carried a basket of flowers. Ring bearer, Dewey Bemdt, nephew of the groom, 
wore a white satin shirt and grey trousers. He carried the rings on a satin pillow. 

Elmer Goedcke was best man and Eugene Bemdt was groomsman. Elroy Schubert and Chris 
Bemdt were the ushers. The bride's mother wore a black dress with purple accessories, 
her corsage was red roses. The grooms mother wore a black dress with black accessories 
and her corsage was of red roses. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. The couple went on 
a honeymoon trip to the Black Hills. They plan to make their home on a farm near Hankin- 
son. ********** September 18, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Appleton of Lennex, CA. , announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Laura Lea, to Marlin Eugene Bladow of Hawthorne, CA. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bladow 
of Hankinson, ND. 



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September 18, 1952 



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GREAT BEND NEWS ITEM. .. .Those that motored to Jamestown Sunday noon to attend the wed- 
ding of Jeanne Spangler and Alfred Zlegelman were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Zlegel- 
man and Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Prochnow and Alfred, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Pratt and 
Michael, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Mostad, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ziegelman and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Melvin Hubrig, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ziegelman, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koppelman, Mr. and Mrs. 
Luther Bauman, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ziegelman and Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ziegelman and 
Marvel Pasbrig. ********** September 18, 1952 

Miss Marie Schiltz and Mrs. Louis Schiltz attended the wedding of Miss Esther Schiltz 
and Dennis Bernard at Rosholt, SD., Tuesday. Mrs. Bernard is a niece of Miss Schiltz. 

********** September 18, 1952 

JOANN MC CONN BRIDE OF NORMAN ECKHOFF 

Miss JoAnn Mc Conn, daughter of Mrs. Martin Mc Conn of Fairmount, became the bride of 
Norman Eckhoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eckhoff at Clark, SD., at the Parish house in 
Fairmount Wednesday morning, Sept. 10th. Rev. Fr. J. Greiner officiated at the double 
ring ceremony. 

The bride wore a light pink suit with navy accessories with a corsage of roses. Her 
only attendant was Mrs. Cyril Schroeder of Fairmount, cousin of the bride, who wore a 
grey suit with navy accessories and a corsage of mixed colored gladioli. 

The groom wore a light blue suit. His attendant was the bride's brother, John Mc Conn, 
who wore a blue pin striped suit. The couple left Wednesday on a short wedding trip thro- 
ugh parts of Minnesota returning to Fairmount Saturday. 

********** September 18, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Siefert Johnson of Fairmount annouce the engagement and approaching marr- 
iage of their daughter, Dorothy J. Johnson, to Donald E. Prochnow of rural Fairmount. 
Sunday, Oct. 26th, has been set as the wedding date. 

********** October 2, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bahr of Mooreton, announce the approaching marriage of their dau- 
ghter, Ellyn Eunice to LeRoy Alwyn Dinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dinger, .of Wyndmere. 

The wedding will take place in the Antelope Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 16th. 
at 2:30 PM. ********** October 2, 1952 

EVELYN SCHROEDER BECOMES BRIDE OF HOWARD KRAIG 

Vows were spoken by Miss Evelyn Schroeder, daughter of Mrs. John Schroeder of Fairmount 
and Howard Kraig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Graig of Havana, on Sept. 17th in the Foss 
Methodist Church at Wahpeton. The Rev. B. B. Curtis officiated. 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School and a standard graduate of Valley City 
State Teachers College. Mr. Kraig graduated from Havana High School and the Normal and 
Industrial School at Ellendale. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kraig formerly taught in the Havana school and are now residing on a farm 

near Havana. ********** October 2, 1952 

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SCHILTZ - BERNARD 

St. John's Catholic Church at Rosholt, SD., was the scene of a pretty wedding on 
September 18th, when Miss Esther Schiltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schiltz, became 
the bride of Dennis Bernard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bernard of Fairmount . 

The double ring ceremony was performed at 9 o'clock at a Nuptial High Mass by the Rev. 
Fr. Henry Engelhardt. Garden flowers decorated the altar. The organist, Mrs. Ray Wieser, 
accompanied the choir singing, "Ava Maria," during the offertory. 

The bride was beautifully dressed in a gown of slipper satin, styled with half circles 
of seed pearls covering the bodice and long Mary Stewart sleeves coming to a point at the 
wrist. Small covered buttons extended from the neck to the waist in back. The full gath- 
ered skirt tapered off into a two and one half yard train. Her fingertip veil of silk 
illusion was held in place with a tiara of rolled veil outlined with pearls. Her only 
jewelry was a rhinestone necklace and earring set, a gift of the groom. Her arm bouquet 
was of red roses and of white streamers tied with ferns. 

The bride chose as her maid of honor the groom's sister, Mrs. Gordon Schiltz. The 
bridesmaid was Julia Bernard, another sister of the groom. Gordon Schiltz, brother of the 
bride was bestman. Charles German was the groom's other attendant. 

A reception was held at the bride's home with about 120 guests being served dinner and 
200 served supper. Covers were laid for 12 and the other guests were served buffet style. 
The bride's table was centered with a square three tiered cake, topped with a miniature 
bride and groom. The home was decorated with pink, green and white streamers. A large 
white bell hung over the table of the bride and small bells decorated the doorway. 

Valeria Bernard, sister of the groom, was in charge of the guest book. Mrs. Leo Lewis 
sister of the bride, took charge of the gift table. Mary Ann Schiltz, cousin of the bride, 
cut and served the wedding cake. They all received pottery from the bride. The table 
waitresses were Angela Bauer, Doris Wagner, Mrs. Artie Luick and Mrs. Dennis Muehler. They 
received green and pink aprons. Dinner was prepared by Mrs. Chris Krump and Mrs. Theo. 
Birnbaum, assisted by five of the bride's aunts. They also received pottery as a remember- 
ance from the bride. 

For travel the bride wore a brown and gold dress with brown accessories. After a trip 
to Duluth and other points of interest in Minnesota, the couple will be at home near Fair- 
mount where the groom is engaged in farming. 

This day was also the 33rd Wedding Anniversary of the groom's parents. Guests from a 
distance were Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bernard, Britton, SD. , Mrs. Mary Ann Fehringer, Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry Lohmeier, Mrs. Lloyd Gleisner and children, all of Tomahawk, WI., Mrs. Rose 
Ovel, LaCrosse, WI., Mr. and Mrs. Matt German, Guelph, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Florentine Rettig, 
Mr. and Mrs. Aly Zach and Mrs. Veronica Bernard, all of Wahpeton and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lewis, 
Moorhead, MN. ********** October 2, 1952 



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GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman accompanied by Mrs. Dick ReMore of Fargo, Mrs. 
Alfred Medenwaldt of Hankinson and Mrs. August Ziegelman, attended the bridal shower in 
honor of their niece and cousin, Miss Elaine Cast at the parish hall in Summit. She 
received many beautiful gifts. Her wedding was Sunday Sept. 21st. 

********** October 2, 1952 

DONNA FLEISCHAUER BRIDE OF CLARENCE CHRISTENSEN 

The Methodist Church at Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday, 
Sept. 27th, at 4 PM when Miss Donna Fleischauer, daughter of Mrs. Ruth Fleischauer, of 
Fairmount, became the bride of Clarence Christensen, son of Mrs. Maren Christensen, of 
Fairmount. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. E. Harvey Cook. 

The church was decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums and mums. Mrs. John 
Earner played the Lohengrim Wedding March. She also accompanied the soloist Donald Nag- 
gatz, who sang "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer." 

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her brother, L. Fleischauer of Wahpet- 
on. She wore a winter white wool knit dress with navy blue accessories and carried a white 
bible topped with an orchid from which fell satin streamers and Lily of the Valley. She 
wore a double strand of pearls with matching earrings, a gift from the bridegroom. She 
wore something old, new, borrowed and blue and a six pence in her shoe. 

Mrs. Edward Nadeau of Tacoma, WA. , sister of the bride, was matron of honor and she 
wore an aqua knit dress. Miss Grace Marsden of Fargo, close friend of the bride, wore a 
gold knit dress. Both dresses were styled identical to the brides and both wore navy 
blue accessories and a corsage of red roses. 

The bestman, Lloyd Christensen of Fairmount, brother of the groom and the other attend- 
ant was Warren Johnson of Mc Gregor, MN. , close friend of the groom. For her daughter's 
wedding Mrs. Fleischauer wore a grey suit with navy accessories and a corsage of pink 
roses and white mums. The groom's mother, Mrs. Christensen, wore a navy blue suit with a 
pink blouse and navy blue accessories. Her corsage was of pink rose buds and white mums. 

A seven o'clock wedding dinner was held at the Wahpeton Hotel with 26 guests. 
The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School and was employed by the Bell Telephone 
Co., at Fargo. The groom is a graduate of Fairmount High School and is engaged in farming. 
The couple left on a ten day wedding trip to Denver, CO., and upon their return will make 
their home on a farm northwest of Fairmount. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nadeau of Tacoma, WA. , sis- 
ter and brother-in-law of the bride. 

********** October 2, 1952 

KEIDELL-HOEFS IffiDDING HELD LAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
Miss Dorothy Mae Keidel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keidel of Fairmount, became 
the bride of Wesley R. Hoefs of Elyria, OH., son of George Hoefs of Fairmount, Saturday 
Sept. 27th, at 4:30 PM. The wedding took place at St. Anthony's parish house with the 
Rev. Fr. J. Greiner officiating at the single ring ceremony. 

The bride wore a pink linen dress with navy accessories. She wore a corsage of 

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Talisman roses. 

Matron of honor was Mrs. L. R. Peterson of Faimount, sister of the bride, who wore 
a blue dress with white accessories. The bridesmaid was Mrs. Ed Mauer of Breckenridge, 
sister of the groom, who wore a blue dress with pink accessories. Each wore a corsage 
of talisman roses. 

The groom was attended by the bride's brother, Alan M. Keidel, who acted as bestman 
and the groom's brother Harold Hoefs of Fairmount. After the ceremony a wedding dinner 
was held at the home of the bride's parents with 50 guests present. The gaily decorated 
three tiered wedding cake was baked by Mrs. Ed. Mauer of Breckenridge, sister of the groom. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Francis Academy at Hankinson, the class of 1950. The 
groom is employed as a mechanic for the Bendix-Westinghouse Co. , at Elyria, OH. The couple 
will make their home in Elyria, DR., after the first of October. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cast and family of Earhart, 
MN., and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hoefs and family of Earhart, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mauer of Brecken- 
ridge, R. B. Keidel and Jack Woodstrom of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst of Hankinson, 
E. W. Allen of Hankinson, George and Marvin Peterson and Mrs. Kenneth Medenwaldt, all of 
Hankinson. ********** October 2, 1952 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Place of Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mer- 
cedes Lorraine to Dennis George Bellin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bellin of Hankinson. 

Miss Place graduated from Hankinson High School last spring. Mr. Bellin also attend- 
ed the Hankinson school and has been employed in that area for the past few years. A 
fall wedding has been planned. 

********** October 9, 1952 

M. PETERSCHICK WED MONDAY 

St. Philip's Church at Hankinson was the scene of a double ring formal wedding when 
Mary Ann Peterschick, daughter of Mrs. Magdelene Peterschick of Hankinson and Harland 
Michels, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roman E. Michels, of Breckenridge, on Monday Oct. 13th at 
9 o'clock AM. 

The bride wore a white lace floor length formal with finger tip veil and carried a 
bouquet of pink roses. She wore a string of pearls and matching earrings gift of the groom. 

The flower girl was Janice Ann Bommersbach, niece of the bride. She wore a yellow 
organdy formal and carried a bouquet of pink and yellow roses. She wore pearls, a gift 
of the bride. Magdalene Peterschick, sister of the bride was the maid of honor. She wore 
a blue velvet net formal with matching head dress. 

Lois Medenwaldt, bridesmaid, sister of the bride, wore shrimp velvet net formal and 
matching head dress. They both carried bouquets of mixed fall flowers. They received a 
string of pearls, gifts of the bride. 

The groom wore a blue grey suit. The bestman, Gary Michels, brother of the groom, wore 
a blue suit. Attendant Robert Bodson, friend of the groom wore a grey suit. Gifts from 

the groom were tie clasps and all wore boutonnieres. 

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The bride's mother wore a rose black taffeta dress with black accessories. The 
groom's mother wore a brown silk dress with gold accessories. They both wore corsages. 

A reception was held at the bride's home and places were set for 60 guests. The 
wedding cake was baked by Mrs. Roman E. Michels, mother of the groom and Mrs. Joe Tomayer, 

The wedding dance was held at the Breckenridge Legion Pavillion and music was furnished 
by the Tempo Kings. After the dance the bride and groom left for a wedding trip. 

********** October 16, 1952 

A post nuptial shower was held on Friday evening at Birchaum Hall for Julia Bimbaum 
and Maurice Lenzen. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nulph and Louie Schiltz furnished the music for 
dancing. The couple received many lovely and useful gifts after which the hostess, Mrs. 
John Wilm and Mrs. Wilbur Raddatz served lunch. 

********** October 23, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kutter and family, Mrs. Mary Weinkauf and Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Holzhauer of Detroit Lakes attended the wedding of their nephew Delbert Weinkauf, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weinkauf of Sisseton, SD. 

********** October 23, 1952 

JOHNSON - PROCHNOW VOWS EXCHANGED 

The First English Lutheran Church of Pairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Sun- 
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, Oct. 26th, when Miss Dorothy Judith Johnson, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Sever t Johnson of Fairmount, became the bride of Donald Ervin Prochnow, son of 
the late Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Prochnow of Hankinson. The double ring ceremony was performed 
by Rev. F. A. Rubbert. 

Autumn leaves tied with rust satin ribbon bows decorated the pews and two baskets of 
mums and pompoms decorated the altar. Miss Janet Swanson, organist, played the tradition- 
al wedding marches. She also accompanied the soloist Miss Helen Johnson, sister of the 
bride, who sang, "Oh Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer." 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white floor length gown of 
satin fashioned with a fitted bodice full skirt, lace yoke and long pointed sleeves of lace, 
full nylon net over the skirt and nylon net train. Her nylon fingertip veil had a satin 
Juliet cap with pearl trimmings. She carried a bouquet of red roses with white satin bows 
and streamers. Her jewelry was a pearl necklace and earrings, a gift of the bridegroom. 
She carried out the traditional something old, something new, something borrowed and some- 
thing blue. 

Matron of honor was the bride's sister, Mrs. Gerald Handke of St. Paul, MN. She wore 
a green satin floor length gown with tight bodice, full hoop skirt, lace peplum, satin and 
lace hat. The bridesmaid was Miss Lavonne Mahler of Fairmount, friend of the bride. She 
wore a lavender satin gown made identical to the matron of honor and she wore a lace cap. 
Both wore rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the bride. They carried bouquets of yellow and 
rust pompoms tied with rust colored satin bows. The flower girl was Joanne Kapsalus, cou- 
sin of the bride, who wore a yellow gown and carried a basket of mixed flowers. Jeffery 

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Prochnow, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer and he wore a white suit and carried the 
rings on a white satin heart shaped pillow. 

The best man was the groom's brother, Willis Prochnow. The other attendant was Myron 
Reese, friend of the groom. Ushers were Gerald Handke, St. Paul, brother-in-law of the 
bride, and Paul Kretchman of Lidgerwood, cousin of the groom. 

For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Johnson wore a black crepe formal dress with black 
accessories. She wore a corsage of red roses. 

After the ceremony a reception was given by the bride's parents in the church parlors 
with 120 guests present. The table centerpiece was a gaily decorated three tiered wedding 
cake topped with a miniature bride and groom. The cake was made by Mrs. Willis Prochnow 
and decorated by Mrs. Fred Martinson. Miss Janet Johnson of Wahpeton had charge of the 
guest book and Misses Catherine Grady and Carol Steffens presided at the gift table'. 
Mrs. Willis Prochnow, aunt of the groom, poured. Waitresses were Jeanette Hedtke and 
Lorraine Buck and those assisting in the kitchen were Mrs. William Spainhauer, Mrs. Jens 
Karlsbak, Mrs. Robert Whitehead and Mrs. Alva Beeghly. 

The bridal couple left on a short wedding trip to points in the north and after Nov- 
ember 10th will make their home in Minneapolis for the winter months. For going away the 
bride wore a blue suit with dark blue hat and accessories. 

The bride is a graduate of the Falrmount High School with the Class of 1951 and was 
employed as stenographer at the Cudahy plant. The groom is a graduate of Falrmount High 
School with the Class of 1950 and Is engaged in farming. 

Those from out of town attending the wedding were: from Hankinson the following, Mr. 
and MrSo Clarence Prochnow, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Prochnow and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Sed- 
ler and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Steinwehr, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Prochnow and sons, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Sedler, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Sedler, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prochnow and 
children, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Prochnow and children, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Prochnow, Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward Prochnow and son, Arnold Prochnow, Mrs. Eliza Prochnow and Rev. and Mrs. 
Gerhard Michael and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Anderson and son of Jamestown, ND. , Mr. 
and Mrs. John Kapsalis and girls of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Kretchman and family 
of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Prochnow of Great Bend, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Schley 
and family of Browns Valley, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Handke and Mr. and Mrs. Alan John- 
son of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Johnson and children of Whittier, CA. , Mrs. Julius 
Kaeding of Kramer, ND. . Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson and James and Mr. and Mrs. Donald 
Olson and Jean of Wahpeton, James Kysilka of Dilworth, MN., and Mrs. Emilie Schmidt of 
Ortonville. MN. ********** October 30, 1952 

NULPH-MARQUARDT MARRIED SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5th 

Fall flowers and leaves decorated the Wjmdmere Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon, Oct. 
5th, for the wedding of Miss Shirley Nulph, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nulph, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nulph of Wyndmere to Leonard Marquardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Paul Marquardt of Falrmount. Rev. E. J. Lund officiated at the double ring ceremony at 
four o'clock. 

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Baskets of rust and yellow chrysanthemums on the altar carried the fall floral theme 
and the aisles were decorated with oak leaf boughs tied with talisman satin bows. 

Miss Beverly Johnson played the traditional wedding music and Mrs. Ruby Hanson and 
Carol Hanson the traditional wedding hymns. 

Given in marriage by her father the bride's gown was of white nylon net over taffeta 
with Mary Stuart sleeves, fitted bodice and sheer yoke with jewelry neckline. The full 
skirt was cut entrain. Her fingertip veil of illusion net was held in place with a bead- 
ed tiara. She carried a bouquet of red roses with a cascade of white pompoms. Her heart 
shaped locket was a gift of the bridegroom. 

Matron of honor, Mrs. Donald Krause, sister of the bride, wore a gown of yellow taff- 
eta with a matching headband and she carried a bouquet of rust chrysanthemums. The brides- 
maid. Miss Jean Jones wore a gown of blue taffeta with matching headband and carried a bou- 
quet of yellow chrysanthemums. The attendants wore rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the 
bride. Nancy Jensen, of Wahpeton was flower girl and wore a gown of pink taffeta and car- 
ried a white basket of yellow and white mums and rose pedals. 

Terry Olson of Wahpeton was ring bearer. He wore black trousers with a white blouse, 
black bow tie and carried the rings on a white satin pillow. 

The bridegroom was attended by his brother Herbert Marquardt, of Fairmount and Gerald 
Meyer of Fairmount. Ushers were Darrel Nulph, brother of the bride, James Meyer and 
Allen Meyer, cousins of the groom, Kenneth Jones and Tver Hanson. 

The brides mother wore a purple dress with forest green accessories. The bridegrooms 
mother wore a wine dress with black accessories. Both mothers wore corsages of roses and 
white pompoms. 

The reception was held in the church parlors for 200 guests. Mrs. Ruby Miesenhoelder 
of Ellendale and Mrs. Eric Hanson of Breckenridge, aunts of the bride poured. Mrs. Mar- 
vin Haertling and Mrs. Walter Dinger cut the wedding cake. The waitresses were Mrs. 
Clinton Lund, Mrs. Russell Janson and Miss Constance Kvomess. Mrs. Herbert Marquardt 
of Fairmount, Mrs. Nelson Russell and Miss Sandra Lund were at the gift table and Mrs. 
Lloyd Zentgraf of Fairmount had charge of the guest book. The luncheon was prepared by 
the West End Homemakers Club. 

For going away the bride wore a rust colored suit with black accessories. They will 

make their home in Wahpeton. 

********** October 30, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT GIRL MARRIED 
Miss Loretta Schmit and Joseph J. Moravec, PNl, exchanged marriage vows at 9 AM Sat- 
urday, Oct. 11th, in the chapel of the Naval base at Charleston, SC. Rev. Fr. Hoffman, 
Navy Chaplain, performed the double ring ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math Schmit of Fairmount. The groom is the 
son of Mrs. J. J. Moravec of St. Paul. 

The bride wore a street length dress of dubonnet acetate, with navy accessories and 

a corsage of white roses. Her only attendant was her sister. Miss Genevieve Schmit, of 

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Fargo, who wore a navy blue dress of the same design as the brides with copper accessor- 
ies and a corsage of yellow roses. Both wore rhinestone necklaces. 

The groom was attended by J. A. Grimes, CPO, of Pittsburg, PA. The groom and bestman 
were in Navy uniforms. 

Mr. and Mrs. Moravec returned to Myrtle Beach, SC. After the 1st of November they 
will be in Norfolk, VA. The bride has been employed in St. Paul until recently. 

*********** October 30, 1952 

CELEBRATE 63rd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

Mr. and Mrs. August Bladow, Sr., observed their 63rd Wedding Anniversary Wednesday 
evening Nov. 5th at a family gathering at their home here. They were united in marriage 
on Nov. 5th, 1889. 

Mr. Bladow is one of the early pioneers of Hankinson, a son of one of the first sett- 
lers in Richland County, and settled here before the railroad was built. Mr. Bladow home- 
steaded in Elma Township south of Hankinson but later purchased a farm between Hankinson 
and Great Bend on the Wild Rice River. They now reside in Hankinson, moving here in the 
fall of 1938. 

There are eight children including one adopted son. They are: Fred and Otto Bladow, 
Mrs. Gilbert Miller of Hankinson; Albert Bladow, Jr., of rural Hankinson; Art Miller, 
Wahpeton; Gilbert, Edward and August Bladow, Jr., of California. Mr. Bladow has one sister 
living, Mrs. William Wurl, of Hankinson. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Bladow are enjoying good health. 

********** November 6, 1952 

MERCEDES PLACE WED OCT. 26th 

The Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson was the scene of a beautiful fall candle- 
light wedding Sunday evening, Oct. 26th, at 8 o'clock when Miss Mercedes Place, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Place of Hankinson, became the bride of Dennis Bellin, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. F. Bellin, of Hankinson. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Michael. 

Large baskets of mums and pom poms and candelabra with yellow candles decorated the 
front of the church. White candle sticks with yellow candles, red oak leaves and talis- 
man ribbon decorated the aisle. Pre-nuptial music was played by William Melchert at the 
organ. The bridal party entered the church to the strains of the wedding march by Lohengren. 

The bride was charming in a gown of slipper satin and chantilly lace, the fitted bodice 
was fashioned with a jewel neckline, lace bertha, fastened with rhinestones and Mary Stu- 
art sleeves. The full gathered skirt was cut with a large lace trimmed train with two rows 
of lace across the front of the skirt. 

Her veil was of lace trimmed silk Illusion held in place by a bonnet effect headdress. 
The bride wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, gifts of the groom. The bride's bouquet 
was of red roses and white satin streamers. 

The bride chose as her maid of honor Marjorie Schultz of Wahpeton, cousin of the groom. 
Her gown was of shrimp colored nylon net over taffeta skirt with a fitted satin bodice and 

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Bridesmaids were Elaine Polfuss of Wahpeton, friend of the couple, who wore a green 
gown. Alvira Hoefs, cousin of the bride, wore a pink gown and Darlene Medenwaldt, friend 
of the couple, wore a blue gown. The bridesmaids' gowns were all fashioned identical to 
the maid of honor. They all wore gathered nylon net headdresses to match their gowns. They 
all carried colonial bouquets. Their gifts from the bride were necklaces and hankies. 

The bride chose as her flower girl her little niece, Barbara Rae Place. Her gown was 
green nylon net over taffeta. The net skirt and yoke were scalloped and fastened with 
yellow rosebuds. She wore matching gauntlets and a nylon net headdress to match. She 
carried a crocheted basket of mums and pom poms. Her gift from the bride was a rhinestone 
necklace and hanky. 

The groom chose as his best man the bride's cousin, Richard Hoefs, Jr., of Hankinson. 
Groomsmen were Ray Ahrens, friend of the couple, also of HanklDSon; Orrin Hoefs of Fairmount 
cousin of the bride; and Lester Loney of Veblen, SD. , a cousin of the groom. Myron Coppin 
was ring bearer. He carried a heart shaped lace trimmed satin pillow. He wore a white 
suit and dark bow tie, a white carnation boutonniere. His gift was a small gold knife and 
a hanky. The groom and his attendants all wore black tuxedos and black bow ties and white 
carnation boutonnieres. Their gifts from the groom were initialed pocket hankies and bow 
ties. The groom's gift from the bride was a Ronson lighter. 

Ushers were Herbert Place, brother of the bride and Rex Branson, brother-in-law of the 
groom. They wore white carnation boutonnieres and received initialed neckties as gifts. 

A trio composed of Orva, Julia and Margaret Amdt sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "0 Per- 
fect Love." The congregation sang, "The Lord Is My Shepherd." 

The bride's mother wore a brown silk crepe and satin dress with gold accessories. The 
groom's mother wore a navy blue crepe dress with black accessories. 

Immediately following a reception was held in the church parlors for over 200 friends 
and relatives. The church parlors were beautifully decorated in the bridal colors. Mrs. 
Edward Campbell was in charge of the guest book. Phyllis Ebel and Orva Amdt were in charge 
of the gifts. Mrs. Rex Branson of Fairmount, sister of the groom and Mrs. Edward Campbell 
cut and served the wedding cake. Mrs. Herbert Place and Mrs. Delmer Hoefs poured. 

Wm. Melchert had charge of the entertainment which included two vocal solos by Ardis 
Hoefs of Fairmount, two accordian solos by Delmer Hoefs, of Wahpeton and also group singing. 

Waitresses were Misses Patricia Cordts, Earlett Lueck, Shirley Hoefs and Mrs. Clayton 
Teske. They received tea aprons. Mesdames Jerry Medenwaldt, Robert Berg, Aug. Kuehl, 
Henry Sander and Clemens Buck. 

The bridal table was beautifully decorated with a large wedding cake, fall flowers and 
glass candelabra with yellow candles. Seated at the bridal table were the bridal couple 
and their attendants, parents of the couple, grandparents of the groom and Rev. and Mrs. 
G. C. Michael. 

At present the couple is making their home with the groom's parents. The groom expects 
to be called into the service in December. 

********** November 6, 1952 

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Ralph Mc Conn returned home on Monday evening from Fort Benning, GA. , where he had 
attended the wedding of his son Robert to Bernadine Schliff . 

********** November 6, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT COUPLE MARRIED MONDAY 

Miss Joyce Helen Burvee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burvee of Fairmount, became 
the bride of Lloyd Christensen, son of Mrs. Maren Christensen of Fairmotjnt, Monday morning 
at 10 o'clock, Nov. 10th, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Fairmount. The Rev. J. B. 
Grelner performed the double ring ceremony. 

The church was decorated with baskets of white bronze mums. The wedding march and nup- 
tial music was played by the organist, Mrs. Harvey Hedtke. 

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. She wore a ballerina 
length gown of white satin with nylon lace jacket, long sleeves and high neck with standup 
collar and lace over the skirt. She wore pearl earrings, a gift of the groom. She carried 
an orchid bouquet. She wore the traditional, something old, new, borrowed and blue and a 
six pence in her shoe. 

The bridesmaid was the bride's cousin. Miss Dorothy Krause. She wore a wine satin ball- 
erina length gown with matching hat of the same material. She carried a bouquet of bronze 
mums. She received a leather purse, a gift of the bride. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Clarence Christensen, who was bestman. The ush- 
er was Lester Krause, cousin of the bride. 

The bride's mother wore a brown ottomen crepe dress with shell pink accessories. The 
groom's mother wore a navy blue suit with black accessories. Each had a corsage of pink 
roses. 

A dinner was served at the Parish hall at noon for the immediate family and the Rev. 
Fr. Greiner. At three in the afternoon a reception was held at the Parish hall with 175 
guests present. The dinner and reception were given by the bride's parents. The table 
centerpiece was a lovely wedding cake baked and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson, Mrs. 
Frank Rehm and Mrs. William Krause, aunts of the bride, prepared the dinner and reception. 
Agnes Meyer was a waitress for the dinner and poured at the reception. Mrs. Maude Burvee 
aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Clarence Christensen, sister-in-law of the groom, poured. Mrs. 
Gordon Moon, sister of the groom, cut the wedding cake. Charlene Everson, niece of the 
groom, had charge of the guest book. The cooks and waitresses received corsages and aprons 
as gifts from the bride. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School in 19A9 and attended the college 
of Medical Technology of Minneapolis. She is employed by Dr. H. H. Pflster at Wahpeton 
and will continue her position. The groom is a graduate of Fairmount High School of 1943 
and is employed as brakeman on the Great Northern railroad. 

The couple left on a week's wedding trip to Chicago. For going away the bride wore 
a green knit dress with brown accessories. 

********** November 13, 1952 

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BIRNBAUM - LENZEN WED AT ST. PHILIP'S 

Julia Birnbaum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bimbaum and Maurice Lenzen, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lenzen, both of Hankinson, ND. , were married at a 9 o'clock, nuptial low 
mass in St. Philip's Catholic Church at Hankinson on Tuesiday, Oct. 28th, Father Joseph 
Huebsch officiating. 

The bride wore a white satin dress cut entrain with a lace collar and lace trimmed 
front waist. Her veil was a lace cap effect with silk Illusion fingertip veiling. She 
carried red roses. As jewelry the bride wore a rhinestone necklace, a gift of the groom. 

Bridal attendants were Delphlne Lenzen, sister of the groom and Cecilia Bimbaum, cou- 
sin of the bride. They wore peacock blue and salmon pink satin gowns with ovemet skirts 
and matching gauntlets. Their headpieces were white velvet hats with tie back veils. The 
attendants carried rose pink and white carnation bouquets. 

The groom's attendants were Anton Lenzen, Jr., brother of the groom and Leonard Bim- 
baum, brother of the bride. They wore grey and navy blue suits respectively and wore 
white carnation boutonnleres. The groom wore a steel blue suit. 

The mother of the bride wore a navy blue dress with pink flowers and the bridegroom's 
mother wore black. Their corsages were red and white roses. The bridegroom's gifts to his 
attendants were neckties. 

The altars were trimmed with white and gold mums and the dining hall was trimmed in 
white and silver. A 10 o'clock breakfast was served by the aunt of the groom, Mrs. John 
A. Hentz, to the bridal party and the parents of the bride and groom at the Hentz home. 

About 150 guests were present for the dinner which was served in the church basement. 
Cooks were: Mrs. Leo Klnn, Mrs. Math Schiltz, Mrs. John Schiltz and Mrs. John Wilm. An 
aunt of the bride. Miss Clara Bimbaum, cut the cakes and another aunt, Miss Matilda Bim- 
baum, poured coffee. Waitresses were Valeria Wilm, Marlys Wilm, Grace Ann Reinke, Agnes 
Hentz, Agnes Bimbaum, Mary Ann Schiltz and Mrs. Francis Schiltz. Mrs. Francis Bimbaum 
and Mrs. Wilbur Raddatz took care of the guest book. Betty Lou Reinke and Louise Hentz 
took care of the gift table. 

The four tiered wedding cake was baked by the bride's aunt. Miss Mathilda Birnbaum. 
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stedman and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vlack of Juan- 
ita, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanson and sons of New England, ND. , Mrs. Mary Lenzen of Wah- 
peton, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lenzen and family of River Falls, WI., Mr. and Mrs. John P. 
Kaczynski and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pozlembo of Geneseo, Mr. and Mrs. John Kaczynski and Mr. 
and Mrs. George Smykowskl and family of Cayuga. 

After a short trip to Minnesota, the couple are making their home on a farm southwest 
of Hankinson. The bride is continuing her duties as teacher in Elma No. 2. 

********** November 13, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dibbert and Mrs. Robert Heley attended the wedding of Mrs. Dibbert's 
nephew, DelRoy Wall to Jeanne Hruza at Lidgerwood Friday. 

********** November 13, 1952 

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ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hughes of West Point, IN., announce the engagement of their daughter 

Margie Hughes to Pfc. David R. Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bladow of Hanklnson. No 
date has been set as yet. ********** November 20, 1952 

Mrs. Magdelene Peterschick received word that her son, Jerome and Hazel Viola Slanger 
of Chateau, MT. , will.be married Thursday, Nov. 20th, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church 
at Chateau. ********** November 20, 1952 

GUST BERNDT'S CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Bemdt, who have lived in Great Bend vicinity for over a half cent- 
uary, celebrated their golden wedding anniversay last Wednesday. They are pictured here 
as they looked 50 years ago on their wedding day and as they appear on their Golden Wedding 
Anniversary. 

Rose Lubenow became the bride of Gustav Bemdt at the Great Bend church 50 years ago, 
wearing the first white bridal gown which had been worn there. A native of Richland Cou- 
nty, she was born in that vicinity. Mr. Bemdt was bom in Milwaukee, WI., and came to 
South Dakota as a child and to Richland County as a young man. 

They had farmed in the immediate Great Bend vicinity until their retirement to that 
village several years ago. 

There is a long article on this couple and their lives in this issue. 

********** November 27, 1952 

A bridal shower was held Friday evening at Birchaum Hall for Mary Ann Gretland and 
Herbert Baker. Dancing furnished the evening entertainment after which the couple opened 
their many gifts. At midnight a lunch was served by the hostesses. 

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A bridal shower was held Simday afternoon for Mr. and Mr. Delbert Weinkauf at the home 
of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kutter. The couple received many lovely gifts 
after which a potluck lunch was served by the hostess, Mrs. Kutter. 

********** November 27, 1952 

HRUZA - WALL 
'Miss Norma Jean Hruza, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hruza, became the bride of Delroy 
E. Wall, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wall, at a double ring ceremony at the Holy Cross Luth- 
eran Church at U o'clock Friday afternoon. 

Due to the Rev. Mr. Meyer's illness, the Rev. Theo. Vogel was called upon to officiate 
with Helen Meyer as organist and Manuel Tesch as vocalist who sang "Because." 

The bride wore a floor-length white satin gown. The fitted bodice featured a high 
neckline finished in silk embroidery. The full gathered skirt was cut entrain. Her fing- 
ertip veil was of silk Illusion held in place by a tiara of seed pearls. She carried a 
bouquet of red roses with white streamers and tiny rosebuds. 

The bride was attended by two of her sisters with Miss Daonna Hruza as maid of honor 

and Mrs. Carl Kath as bridesmaids. They wore Identical gowns of taffeta with short jackets 

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The full gathered skirts were covered with net oversklrts. Miss Hruza wore rust and Mrs. 
Kath wore green. They carried colonial bouquets of baby mums and white asters and wore 
head pieces to match. 

Bestman was Elwyn Goolsbey and groomsman was Carl Kath. Ushers were Al Ehll and Al- 
fred and Arthur Schusckle. The bride's mother wore a gray dress and the mother of the 
groom wore black. Both wore corsages of yellow roses. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Fountain Inn club rooms with dinner 
being served to about 50 close relatives. The tables were decorated in green, white and 
rust colors with a three tiered wedding cake as the centerpiece at the bride's table. 

Waitresses were Mary Ann Pokornoski, Mrs. Robert Heley and Maxine Gereszek. Miss 
Jacqueline Slaby was in charge of the gift table. 

In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Delroy Wall were hosts at an open house party to about 
150 friends and relatives, who gathered at the clubrooms to spend a social evening. The 
couple left Saturday on a wedding trip which took them to various parts of Minnesota. 

********** November 27, 1952 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bladow Observe Golden Anniversary November 23rd. 

********** December 4, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brunkhorst and family were guests at the George and Alvin Merz 
homes at Fergus Falls Thursday night and Friday. On Saturday the Brunkhorsts motored to 
St. Paul to attend the wedding of Elmer Stack to Norma Hoffman of Mantador which took 
place at the St. Paul Cathedral Church Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Stack are making 
their home in St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Brxmkhorst and family returned home Monday night. 

********** December 4, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Maethner and daughter are in Seattle, WA. , where 
they went to attend the wedding of a niece. Mr. Maethner had his vacation from his duties 
as agent at the Soo Line depot. 

********** December 4, 1952 

MAVIS WESTPHAL WEDS E. BOLDT 

A pretty afternoon wedding took place in Immanuel Lutheran Church on Thanksgiving Day 
when Miss Mavis Westphal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Westphal of Hankinson was united 
in marriage to Edward Boldt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boldt, also of Hankinson. The 
double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. G. C. Michael at 2:30 PM. On the altar were 
bouquets of pretty fall flowers and white satin bows were on the pews. "The Lord's Prayer" 
was sung by Jo Ann Kuehl and the congregation sang "0 Perfect Love." 

The bridal party entered the church on a white carpet. The bride, who was given in 
marriage by her father, wore a gown of bridal ivory satin, net yoke, long fitted sleeves 
and cathedral length train. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion was held in place by an 
open crown cap of beaded net. The bride's flowers were American Beauty roses and white 
mums tied with white satin streamers and ferns. She chose the traditional something old, 

something new, something borrowed and blue. Her only jewelry was a double strand of pearls, 

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a gift of the groom. The bride chose as her maid of honor, her sister, Mrs. Clarence Ross- 
ow. Her dress was turquoise blue taffeta, low neck and bustle effect with rhinestone sca- 
tter pins. The bridesmaid, sister of the groom. Miss Betty Boldt, wore a rose taffeta 
dress, identical to the maid of honors. They carried white and yellow mums tied with white 
satin streamers and wore rhinestone necklaces, gifts of the bride. Judy Rossow, niece of 
the bride, acted as flower girl. Her gown was nile green taffeta identical to the attend- 
ants. Her flowers, white, yellow and rust mums were carried in a wrist basket. She rec- 
eived a mother of pearl locket. 

The bride's mother wore a navy blue crepe dress with black accessories. The groom's 
mother wore a light blue with black print dress and black accessories. Their corsages 
consisted of fall flowers. 

The groom chose as his attendants the bride's brother, Cpl. Kenneth Westphal and Curtis 
Brummond, friend of the couple. Ushers were Melvin Westphal and Gordon Prochnow. All the 
men wore yellow ties, gifts of the groom and white carnations. 

A reception for 100 guests was held in the church parlors. The wedding table was cent- 
ered with a four tiered wedding cake baked and decorated by the bride's mother and topped 
with a miniature bride and groom. 

Miss Delores Leavitt had charge of the guest book. Mrs. Dennis Westphal served the 
wedding cake. Mrs. Robert Berg, Mrs. Alfred Bladow, Mrs. August Kuehl and Miss Ethel 
Buckhouse helped in the kitchen. Table waitresses were: Yvonne Jasmer, Elaine Polfuss, 
Shirley Polfuss and Carol Boldt. 

Mrs. Boldt is a graduate of the Hankinson Public School and at present has worked and 
owned a beauty shop in Hankinson. The groom has spent the past two years in the Armed 
Service of which 10*i months was spent in Korea. He is now employed at the Lambert Lumber 
Yard at Breckenridge. The couple are making their home at 329 North 11th Street in Breck- 
enridge. ********** December 11, 1952 

McCONN-SCHIFF WED AT FT. BENNING, GEORGIA 

Lt. Robert McConn and his bride, the former Bemadine Schiff of Minot are making their 
home at Columbus, GA. , while he is stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. 

Their marriage took place on Oct. 22nd, at 7 AM., in the main post Catholic Chapel at 
Ft. Benning. Rev. S. W. ..ane. Army Chaplain, officiated. Lt. Weikert sang during the 
nuptial mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Schiff of Minot, formerly of Fairmount, the bride's parents and an 

aunt, Mrs Voeller, also of Minot, where present at the wedding. The bridegroom is 

a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mc Conn of Fairmount. 

Mr. Schiff escorted his daughter as she entered for the service. She wore a ballerina 
length gown of white lace and net over satin. The strapless gown was covered with a bolero 
type jacket which had long tapering sleeves. Her fingertip veil of matching lace was att- 
ached to a skull type cap. She wore pearl earrings given to her by her grandmother and 
carried a pearl rosary and a bouquet of red roses. 

Mrs. Edwin May of Columbus, GA. , the matron of honor wore a gown of blue net over 

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satin, also in ballerina length and a blue satin brim hat and carried a bouquet of pink 
daisies and carnations. Lt. Edwin May was bestman. 

Mrs. Schiff wore a black suit and corsage of pink baby roses and carnations. A break- 
fast was served after the ceremony, at the Main Officers' Club for the bridal party and 
relatives. Present in addition to the bridal couple and Lt. and Mrs. May were, Mr. and 
Mrs. Schiff, the bride's parents, Mr. Mc Conn, father of the bridegroom and Mrs. Voeller. 

The bride has graduated from St. Leo's High School in Minot and from St. Joseph's Hos- 
pital, Fargo. She was on the staff at Trinity Hospital in Minot until leaving for her 
marriage. Lt. Mc Conn is a graduate of Fairmount High School and of Stanford University, 
Palo Alta, CA. 

********** December 11, 1952 

DELORES LEAVITT TO WED K. WESTPHAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leavitt of Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Del- 
ores Elizabeth to Cpl. Kenneth H. Westphal, son of Mr. and Mrs. W, R. Westphal of Hankinson. 

Miss Leavitt is employed in Fargo by Dr. Vandelwolker , D.D.S. Cpl. Westpahl is stat- 
ioned at Camp Mc Coy, WI. No wedding date has been set. 

********** December 18, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT GIRL MARRIED AT RENO, NEVADA 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Babst, formerly of Fairmount, ND. , now of Fergus Falls, announce the 
marriage of their daughter, Doreen Jewel to Le Roy Leslie Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ches- 
ter Brewer of Wolverton, MN. The couple were united in holy matrimony in St. Luke's Luth- 
eran Church, Missouri Synod, by Pastor George Schroeder at Reno, NV. , on Dec. 6th, at 2 PM 
in a double ring ceremony. 

The bride was attired in a white dinner dress styled for the occasion. She wore black 
accessories. She also wore a beautiful orchid corsage. The bride wore a lovely pearl 
necklace and earring set, a gift of the groom. 

The groom was dressed in a gray suit with gray bow tie. He wore a white carnation 
boutonniere. Their attendants were a couple from Reno, friends of the bride and groom. 
The couple are making their home in Los Angeles, where both are employed. 

********** December 18, 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT GIRL MARRIED AT PARK RAPIDS 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tracy received an annoimcement of the marriage of Corrlne Ann 
Collins, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Collins of Park Rapids, MN., formerly of Fair- 
mount, to Virgil L. Tellar. The wedding took place Friday evening, Dec. 12th, at 8 o'clock 
at St. John's Lutheran Church at Park Rapids. Kathy Collins, a granddaughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Tracy was flower girl. 

********** December 18, 1952 

LT. HEALY WEDS MINNEAPOLIS GIRL 
The Chapel of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis was the scene of a pretty 
wedding ceremony at 4 PM. Dec. 17th, when Ann Chesley became the bride of Lt. Richard L. 

Healy. The Rev. Reuben Youngdahl performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of 

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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M; Chesley of 4620 Drexel Ave. , Edina, and the groom is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred 0. Healy of Hanklnson. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a floor length point lace over satin 
govm. She wore a fingertip veil which was held in place by a pearl beaded cap. Her bouq- 
uet was white orchids with stephanotis. The bride was attended by Janice Schmidt, Edger- 
ton, MN., her room mate at Macalester. She wore a blue net over blue satin gown, her bouq- 
uet being red sweetheart roses. Attending the groom as bestman was Frank Kosanda, Grand 
Forks, ND. , fraternity brother of the groom. Fred Martin, also of Grand Forks, fraternity 
brother and John Rue, Univ. of Minn, were ushers. 

The groom's parents were hosts at a bridal dinner for the couple in the Curtis Hotel 
Tuesday evening. Following the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors. 

The bride graduated from St. Mary's Hall, Faribault, MN. , in 1950. She attended Ham- 
line Univ. one year before enrolling at Macalester College. She will resume her studies 
there where she is a Junior in Elementary Education. 

Lt. Healy is a graduate of the Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and is a member of 
the North Dakota Bar Association. He has just finished a course in Military Law at Max- 
well Air Force Base in Alabama, and is assigned to duty in the Far East Air Command. 

Lt. and Mrs. Healy spent a few days before the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred 0. Healy in Hankinson. 



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ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Medenwald, Sr., announce the engagement of their daughter, Darlene, 

to Mr. Randolph Ahrens, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Ahrens of Hankinson. 

********** January 1, 1953 

ENGAGEMENTS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Prochnow of Hankinson, announce the engagement of their daughter, 

Joan Darline, to Mr. Russell David Gifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Gifford of Thief 

River Falls, MN. , formerly of Hankinson. 

Miss Prochnow is a graduate of Valley City State Teachers College and is now teaching 

at Chester, MI. A3c Gifford is stationed at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. No wedding 

date has been set. 

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Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Risch announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacquelyn, to 
Glen W. Bickley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bickley, Sr. , of Llndstrom, MN. 

Miss Risch is a graduate of Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul. Her 
fiance Is a student in the Univ. of Minnesota School of Engineering. 

********** January 8, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON... .On Simday, Dec. 28th, Miss Eunice Ellingson, elder daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Johnny Ellingston of rural Rosholt and New Efflngton became the bride of Mr. Robert 
Singer of Pasadena, CA. , at the Walla Lutheran Church of rural New Efflngton. 

********** January 8, 1953 

Mrs. Max Wipperman and family attended the wedding of her niece, Joan Simonson, to 
James Glass at Grand Forks a week ago last Saturday. Helen Joy Wipperman was one of the 
bridesmaids. ********** January 8. 1953 

MARRIAGE OF MARJORIE WITT 

Miss Marjorie Witt, daughter of Mrs. Francis Witt of Hankinson, became the bride of 
Marvin Hoeft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoeft of Red Wing, MN., in a New Year's Nuptial 

service. Rev. W. G performed the single ring ceremony at 2 o'clock at the Frontenac 

Lutheran Church. 

A gray suit complimented with .... accessories was chosen by the bride for her wedding. 
Her flowers were red roses. Her maid of honor was Annette Ebel of Hankinson, who wore a 
wine colored suit with tan accessories. Her corsage was of roses. 

For the occasion, Mrs. Witt, the brides mother, wore a black and rayon dress 

with a corsage of ....carnations. A blue taffeta frock with a similar corsage of red car- 
nations was selected by Mrs. Hoeft. 

Attending the groom as best man was Marvin Witt of Hankinson and ushers were James 
Terwilllger and Burton Steffenhagen. A wedding reception for 125 guests was held in the 
church parlors following the service. The serving table was graced with a three tiered 

wedding cake and lighted tapers. 

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Assisting at the reception were Audrey Steffenhagen; Lois Kells, Mrs. Warren Roper, 
Mrs. Elmer Rundquist, Mrs. Robert Schultz, Mrs. Joe Terwilliger and Mrs. George Kells. 

After Jan. 15th, Mr. Hoeft and his bride will live on a farm near Red Wing. The new 
Mrs. Hoeft attended the Hankinson High School. Her husband is a graduate of the Red Wing 
High School and was recently discharged from the Army. 

********** January 15, 1953 

LOCAL COUPLES APPLY FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE 
Two Hankinson couples have started the New Year by applying for marriage licenses 
from County Judge Martin Hatlie. They are: Reuben Trittin and Delores Miller, both of 
Hankinson, Lee Stoltenow, Wahpeton and Lenore Ostem, Hankinson. 

********** January 15, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mrs. Allen Swenson (nee Grace Schultz) a recent bride, was the honor- 
ed guest at a miscellaneous shower held in Bethany Church Saturday evening, Jan. 3rd. 
It was sponsered by the Sunday School teachers in honor of Grace, a fellow teacher. She 
received many lovely and useful gifts. 

********** January 15, 1953 

MISS RUTH PANKOW MARRIES AT LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 
Miss Ruth Pankow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pankow of Hankinson, N. Dak., was 
married to Mr. Louis Bednarchik, son of Mrs. Catherine Bednarchik of Sagon, PA., at Los 
Angles, CA. , Dec. 20th, 1952. 

********** January 22, 1952 

Carl Wallman attended the wedding of Darlene Medenwaldt to Robert Nelson at Tinney, 
MN., on Sunday night. Carl was the bestman in the wedding party. 

********** January 22, 1953 

Word was received by relatives here that Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller, formerly of Hank- 
inson, now living in Poison, MT., will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary Jan. 29th. 

Mrs. Miller's mother, Mrs. Bertha Sellner, her daughter, Mts. Elmer Meide, two sisters, 
Mrs. J. J. Jaeger, Sr., and Mrs. Peter Kutter live here. The Miller's have seven children 
all of them married. They were married in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mantador. 
Mrs.- Kutter was a bridesmaid. 

********** January 22, 1953 

HENNINGER - POPP WEDDING 

Myriads of white tapers formed a background Saturday evening for the wedding of Miss 
Carol Henninger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Henninger, Minneapolis, MN., and Popp 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Popp, Hankinson. 

Baskets of gladioli and yellow jonquils decorated the altar of the Evangelical United 
Brethem Church, Great Bend, for the 8 PM ceremony. The bridal aisle was carpeted 
in white and marked with candles and ribbons of white and greenery. 

The double ring service was read by Rev. Gideon Eberhart, Miss Carole Miller accompanied 
Miss Darcey Miller as she sang "At Dawning" and "The Lord's Prayer." Miss Karen Popp, 

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sister of the groom, played the wedding marches. 

Helen Henninger, Minneapolis, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Charles Popp, 
cousin of the groom, was bestman. The guests were seated by Jack Sturgess and ....Bladow. 

Escorted by her father, the bride was attired in an ivory slipper satin gown styled 
with a yoke of marquisette with rhlnestones, long sleeves and a full skirt cut entrain. 
Her finger tip veil of Illusion was held in place by a crown of white with rhlnestones. 
She carried a colonial bouquet of red roses and white carnations. 

Miss Henninger wore a pink strapless formal of net over rayon taffeta and a pink taff- 
eta ballero. She carried a colonial bouquet of carnations and daffodils. She also wore a 
head dress of pink carnations. 

A three tiered wedding cake topped with yellow roses and white asters in crystal hold- 
ers decorated the tables for the reception which was held in the church parlors. 

Arlene Popp, sister of the groom, had charge of the guest book. A sister of the bride, 
Mrs. Raymond Larson, Bismarck, potired and the cake was baked by Mr. M. 0. Knudsen of Hank- 
inson , 

The Misses Donna Jentz, JoAnn and Marlys Bladow assisted at the Kitchen 

helpers were Mrs. Rudy Behling, Mrs. Herman Thlele and Mrs. Orvllle Popp. Out of town 
guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Henninger and Helen, of Minneapolis, MN., Mrs. Ray Larson 
and Ryan, Bismarck, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Peterson and family of Galchutt and Mr. and Mrs. 
Rudy Behling of Wahpeton. 

The bride, who graduated from the Hanklnson High School in 1952, was employed at the 
W. H. Barber, Co., Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Popp graduated from Hanklnson High School in ...., 
is farming with his father near Great Bend. 

For travel, the bride chose a dress in an off-white faille skirt and black jersey top 
with black accessories. 



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January 29, 1953 



ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Phelan of Falrmount announce the engagement of their daughter, Arlene 
Margaret, of Lebanon, IN., to Victor V. Vollrath, son of Mr. Lorenz Vollrath, of Sheridan, 
MI. 

Miss Arlene is employed at Faulkenburg Beauty Salon and Mr. Vollrath at Shumate, Inc., 
at Lebanon. The wedding will take place Jan. 31st at St. Joseph Church, Lebanon, IN. 

********** January 29, 1953 

D. MILLER WED TO LIDGERWOOD BOY 

Immanuel Lutheran Church at Lidgerwood rural was the scene of a candlelight wedding 
ceremony Sunday evening, Jan. 18th, at 7:30 when Delores Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Alfred Miller of Hanklnson, became the bride of Ruben Trlttln, son of Mrs. Ella Trittin. 
The Rev. T. H. Vogel officiated at the double ring ceremony. The organ music was played 
by Patricia Cordts who played the processional and recessional. 

The bride wore a pink faille street length dress with black accessories and carried 
a bouquet of yellow tea roses and white chrysanthemums. Sfte wore a head band of flowers 
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The bride had as her maid of honor the bridegroom's sister, Ethel Trlttin, and the 
latter wore a gray faille street length dress and black accessories. Her corsage was of 
yellow tea roses and white chrysanthemums. Other bridal attendant was Margaret Amdt, of 
Hankinson, friend of the bride. Her dress was of egg shell faille dress and black access- 
ories. Her corsage was of pink tea roses and white chrysanthemums. The bridal attendants 
both wore gold earrings which were gifts of the bride and they carried white lace handker- 
chiefs. The bride's earrings of rhinestones were a gift of the bridegroom. 

The bride's mother wore a grey print dress and black hat and the bridegroom's mother 
wore a navy blue dress and gold velvet pillbox hat. Both wore red rose corsages. 

The bridegroom wore a blue suit and his attendants. Merle Bartnick and Lorenz Trittin, 
wore blue suits with white carnation boutonnieres. Ushers were Urban Trittin and Duane 
Marohl. 

Following the ceremony a shower was held in the church basement. About 200 guests were 
present. Lunch was served in buffet style. At the gifts table were Mrs. Tillie Orth, aunt 
of the bridegroom and Mrs. Elroy Bemdt, aunt of the bride. The basement decorations were 
pink and white. 

Miss Grace Trittin presided at the guest book. Waitresses were Mrs. Gene Koh, Miss 
Renata Trittin, Miss Marcile Laessin and Miss Orva Amdt. 

The couple left on a wedding trip to Pipestone, MN., the following day. Their plans 
are indefinate as to where they will live upon their return home. The bride attended the 
Hankinson High School before her marriage. The bridegroom is engaged in carpenter work 
and farming. ********** January 29, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Mrs. Don Miller of Tyler, ND. , was the honor guest at a miscellaneous 

bridal shower at the Ewald Medenwald home Wednesday afternoon, Jan, lAth. There was a good 
crowd present and she received many lovely gifts. A short program was given and the host- 
esses, Mrs. Medenwald and Mrs. Bill Mc Cleery, served delicious refreshments. Mrs. Miller 
is the former Dorothy Veflin. 

********** January 29, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kinn of rural Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter. 
Miss Marlys Mae, to Orville W. Fenske of Fargo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erick Fenske of rural 
Hankinson. 

Miss Kinn attended St. Francis Academy in Hankinson and is making her home with her par- 
ents. Mr. Fenske is a Navy veteran and a graduate of the State School of Science Junior 
College Department. He completed his college course at the Univ. of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, 
IN., Lambda Tau Fraternity. At present he is employed by the Equitable Assurance Society 
of Fargo. 

Date of the wedding has not been set. 

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EILEEN MILLER, ALFRED BLADOW, JR., WED 

Eileen Miller and Alfred Bladow, Jr., were married at 10 AM, Thursday, Jan. 29th at 
the St. Boniface Parish House with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lord as witnesses and the Rev. Pat- 
rick O'Connell officiating. 

The bride and her attendant wore identical suits and corsages. Mrs. Bladow' s was 
pink with white accessories and Mrs. Lord's was blue with black accessories. 

After the ceremony a dinner was served in the Harry Lord home. Guests were the bride- 
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bladow, Sr., of Hankinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. Heley, Mr. 
and Mrs. Gene Clinton, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Prochnow of Great Bend and Virgil Ritchie. 

After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Bladow are making their home in an apartment 
over the Variety store. He is employed at a Lidgerwood bar and she is continuing to work 
at the Lidgerwood Drug store. 

********** February 12, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON. ...Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Dalin of Rapid City, SD., and formerly of 
New Effington, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joanne Avonell to 
Mr. Merlyn E. Addy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Addy of Canistota, SD. The wedding will 
take place at Zion Lutheran Church in Canistota, March 1st, at 3 PM. 

********** February 19, 1953 

D. BLADOW WEDS INDIANA GIRL 

A candlelight wedding took place Saturday evening, Feb. 14th, at 7 o'clock in the 
First Methodist Church at Westport, IN., when Miss Margie Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Hughes of Westport, IN., became the bride of David Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin 
Bladow of Hankinson. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. A. R. Daes of Westport. 

The bride was attired in an aqua suit trimmed in white. She carried a bouquet of yellow 
roses. Beatrice Phelphs, Westport, a friend of the brides, was maid of honor. She wore a 
navy blue suit and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. 

Harvey Anderson, Omaha, NE., friend of the couple was bestman. 

********* * February 26, 1953 

FORMER NEW EFFINGTON GIRL WED 

NEW EFFINGTON A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Zion Lutheran Church at Canis- 
tota Sunday, March 1st, at 3 o'clock PM, when Joan Avonella Dalin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Chester Dahlin of Rapid City, formerly of New Effington, became the bride of Merlyn E. 
Addy of Canistota. 

The double ring ceremony was performed by the pastor of the church. The bride was esc- 
orted to the altar by her brother-in-law. Jay Corley of St. Paul. She was lovely in a ball- 
erina length gown of white double ruffled net over satin. Miss Evelyn Addy, the groom's 
sister was maid of honor. Her ballerina length gown was double net over lavender satin 
with a net stole. The flower girl was Faith Adele Corley, niece of the bride. She wore a 
floor length gown of white frosted organdy over lavendar taffeta. 

The groom chose as his bestman, his friend, Ralph Wrage, Jr. Ushers were James Henricks 



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and Dean Wittrock, friends of the couple. Ringbearer was the groom's cousin, Ronnie Addy, 

After the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors for a large group of rel- 
atives and friends. ********** March 12, 1953 

BETTY KRAUSE WED AT LAS VEGAS 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Krause, announce the marriage of their daughter, Betty to Willard 
Schultz, of Las Vegas, NV. , in the First Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Las Vegas, 
NV., at 3 o'clock Sunday March 8th. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. E. 
Wessek. 

The bride wore a dusty rose silk shantung dress with black accessories. She carried 
a bouquet of carnations. Darlys Tiegs, cousin of the bride was bridesmaid and wore a navy 
blue shantung dress with navy blue accessories and carried a bouquet of roses. 

Eureal Gray, a friend of the groom, was bestman. Mr. Schultz is in the U. S. Navy, 
serving on the destroyer "Laws." 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School and Valley City Teachers College and 
taught in Belford Township and near Kindred, before going to California where she has been 
employed by the Los Angeles Times since 1951. 

********** March 19, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Quam and family returned home on last Wednesday evening from a 
six week's vacation trip to California. On Feb. 28th they attended the wedding of Mrs. 
Quam's brother, Arnold Stein at Englewood, CA. 

********** March 19, 1953 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 
Mrs. Mabel Klinkhammer of Cogswell, ND. , announces the engagement of her daughter, 
Dorothy Mardell, to Edward J. Leuthner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Korbleck of Delano, MN. 

Miss Klinkhammer is a graduate of the Normal Industrial School at Ellendale, ND., and 
is a t«acher at Hankinson. 

Mr. Leuthner is also a graduate of the Ellendale Normal Industrial School. He is 
stationed at the Whiting Air Force Base near Pensacola, FL. Miss Klinkhammer teaches 
the fifth and sixth grades in the Public schools. 

********** March 26, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dibbert attended the wedding of her nephew, Donald Wall to Gerald- 
ine Bratz at Lidgerwood Friday. 

********* * March 26, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hoefs were Sunday visitors in the Herbert Hoefs 

home. Alvin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cast of Erhard, MN, , formerly of Fairmount. 
Alvin was married Friday at Fergus Falls. 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS . . . . De Imer Steffens of Fort Lewis, WA., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Steffens 
came Saturday and spent the week. Delmer was niarried Saturday and he and his wife left 
for Minneapolis where they will board a plane for Seattle, WA., to return to his camp. 

********** April 9, 1953 

PLANS WEDDING 
Mr. and Mrs. Waif red L. Larson of Falrmount announce the coining marriage of their dau- 
ghter, Janice Maril3m, to Rodney Zillgitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Zillgitt, Fairmount. 
Both Miss Larson and her fiance graduated from high school at Fairmount. Rodney has 
just completed a year's service with the Marine division in Korea. Janice has been work- 
ing in a bank in Los Angeles for the past year. 
The wedding will be April 19th at Fairmount. 

********** April 9, 1953 

TWO WEDDING CEREMONIES HELD IN FAIRMOUNT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 

SETHRE - BRAUSE 

Miss Joyce LaVonne Sethre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sethre of Fairmount, became 
the bride of Harvey Brause, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brause, Sr., of Fergus Falls, 
MN. , Easter Sunday, April 5th, at 8 PM at the First English Lutheran Church. Rev. F. A. 
Rubbert officiated at the double ring candlelight ceremony. 

Bouquets of Easter lilies decorated the altar and lighted candles of white and blue 
decorated the church. The traditional wedding marches were played by the organist, Marg- 
aret Rubbert. Milton Erickson sang "0 Perfect Love" and "The Lord's Prayer" and he was 
accompanied by Mrs. Korselman. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore an ankle length gown of white 
taffeta with a net inset. She carried a colonial bouquet of American Beauty roses and white 
carnations. Her jewelry was a rhinestone necklace with matching earrings, a gift of the 
bridegroom. The bride's dress was made by an aunt, Mrs. Otto Walvatne. She wore her cou- 
sin's fingertip veil. 

The maid of honor was the bride's friend, Sally Will of Doran, MN., and the bridesmaid 
was the bride's cousin, Gwenith Scheidegger. Both wore identical gowns of frosted organdy 
and Xhey carried colonial bouquets of carnations. Nancy Brause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Brause, was flower girl and she wore a white short length taffeta dress and carried 
a basket of mixed flowers. Dennis Voss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Voss, was ring bearer 
and dressed in a white suit. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Rodney Brause, who was bestman and the bride's 
brother, Le Roy Sethre. Ushers were Roger Anderson, cousin of the groom and Russell Sethre, 
brother of the bride. The men had white carnation boutonnieres. 

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Sethre wore a navy blue dress with navy accessories. 
The groom's mother, Mrs. Brause, wore a navy and white floral dress with white accessories. 
Both had corsages of white carnations and the two grandmothers had corsages of red carnations 

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After the ceremony a reception was given by the bride's parents in the church parlors. 
A lovely four tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and groom centered the 
table. The cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson. The wedding cake was cut 
by Miss Harriet Habberstad and Mrs. Ed Carstens. The waitresses for the bride's table 
were friends of the bride, Monica Arnhalt and Donna Rossow. Mrs. Oswald Anderson, the grooms 
aunt, and Mrs. Harry Scheidegger, aunt of the bride, poured. Miss Daona Schiedegger, cousin 
of the bride, had charge of the guest book. 

The bride is a graduate of the Campbell High School and is employed as office assist- 
ant for Dr. Ensign at Fergus Falls and she will continue her position. The groom is a grad- 
uate of the Fergus Falls High School and is engaged in farming. 

The couple left on a week's wedding trip in southern Minnesota. For going away the 

bride chose a grey suit with yellow accessories. Upon their return they will make their 

home on a farm near Fergus Falls. 

********** April 9, 1953 

GEBHART - STEFFENS 

Easter lilies and hydranges decorated the altar of St, Anthony's Catholic Church at 
Fairmount Saturday afternoon, April 4th, at 2 o'clock when Leola Gebhart, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry Gebhart became the bride of Delmer Steffens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Steff- 
ens. Father J. B. Greiner officiated at the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Harvey Hedtke played 
the wedding march and accompanied Mrs. Keith Moon, friend of the bride and grobm, who sang 
"Ava Maria" and "Mother at Thy Feet We're Kneeling." 

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a floor length gown of white 
chantilly lace over white slipper satin fashioned with a scalloped neckline and long sleeves 
tapering to a point at the wrist. She wore a fingertip veil falling from a half bonnet of 
white satin and carried a bouquet of red roses centered with white Easter lilies. She also 
carried a pearl rosary. 

The bride's dress and veil and the bridesmaid's dress were made by Rosemary Langenwalter . 
Attending the bride was her friend. Miss Rosemary Langenwalter of Wahpeton, who wore an ice 
blue gown of lace over satin styled similar to that of the bride. She wore an ice blue 
satin half bonnet and carried a bouquet of pink carnations tied with a blue satin bow. Her 
gift from the bride was pearl earrings. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Lowell Steffens. They both wore navy blue suits 
with white boutonnieres. Acting as ushers were Keith Moon and Daryl Thompson, close friends 
of the bride and groom. 

The bride's mother wore a royal blue gown with black accessories while the groom's 
mother wore a navy blue dress with matching accessories. Both mothers and three grand- 
mothers wore corsages of yellow jonquils. 

A reception given by the bride's parents was held immediately following the ceremony in 
the Parish Hall for 135 guests. The hall was decorated in blue and white streamers and wed- 
ding bells. The table was centered with a three tiered wedding cake made and decorated by 
Mrs. Walfred Larson, friend of the bride. Mrs. John Miller, sister of the bride, cut the 



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cake; Mrs. Edwin Schmitt, another sister of the bride, poured; Miss Carol Steffens, sister 
of the groom, was in charge of the guest book; Miss Lois Gebhart and Miss Corrine Wettstein, 
cousins of the bride, had charge of the gift table. 

Following the reception, the bride and groom left for Minneapolis and boarded a plane 
for Seattle, WA. , where the groom will be stationed for the remaining month of his service 
in the Army after which they plan to return to Fairmount. For travel the bride wore a beige 
and white knit dress with harmonizing accessories and corsage of roses. 

The bride and groom are both graduates of Fairmount High School. Mrs. Steffens has been 
employed at Moon's store in Fairmount. Mr. Steffens was employed at Farmers Union in Fair- 
mount until he entered the service two years ago. 

Relatives from out of town attending were Leonard Gebhart, St. Paul; Mrs. John Miller, 
Duluth; Mrs. Lawrence Veitenheimer, Fergus Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kubela and Sharlyn, 
Mrs. Catherine Mahler of Red Wing, MN. ; Mrs. Carl Mahler, Red Wing; Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Trittin, Lidgerwood. ********** April 9, 1953 

MARY JEWELL IS BRIDE OF ROBERT MATHESON 

Saturday afternoon, March 27th, at Grace Methodist Church in Moorhead, Miss Mary Helen 
Jewell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Jewell, Moorhead and Robert L. Matheson, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Matheson of Fairmount, spoke marriage vows. The Rev. Irving Palm off- 
iciated at the double ring service, 

Warren Matheson of Fairmount was best man. 

* ******** * April 9, 1953 

STILES NEWS Mr. and Mrs. John Hruza announce the marriage of their daughter Donna 

Mae to Richard Fluto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fluto of Wyndmere, Thursday, March 19th, 
at Webster, SD. The bride wore a navy blue suit with pink accessories and her corsage 
was of pink roses with white carnations. 

Her matron of honor, Mrs. Stanley Fluto wore a light blue suit with navy accessories 
and a corsage of pink and white carnations. Stanley Fluto, brother of the bridegroom, 
was best man. 

A reception was held in honor of the couple at the bride's parents. The wedding cake 
was baked by Mrs. E. C. Wall. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fluto & Karen, Mr. and 
Mrs. Stanley Fluto, all of Wyndmere, Mr. and Mrs. Delroy Wall and Mr and Mrs. Carl Kath 
and son of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. Al Ehli and Colin of Wahpeton and Mr. and Mrs. Lew 
Hoffman of Breckenrige. 

The bride is a graduate of the Lidgerwood High School and has been employed in Wahpet- 
on for the past two years. Fluto is a graduate of the Wyndmere High School and is now 
with the Air Force. Mr. and Mrs. Fluto will make their home in Riverside, CA. , where he 
is stationed. ********** April 9, 1953 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. John Poster and Angela Terhaar motored to Sedan, MN., Wednes- 
day to attend the wedding of their niece, Mildred Terhaar. 

********** April 16, 1953 

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Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bagus attended the wedding of Mrs. Bagus' cousin, Margaret Bock 

to Donald Leien Wednesday. 

********** April 16, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT COUPLE WED SUNDAY 

The First English Lutheran Church in Fairmount was the setting for a five o'clock wed- 
ding Sunday, April 19th, when Janice Larson and Cpl. Rodney Zlllgitt, U. S. Marines, were 
wed. Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waif red Larson, Fairmount, and the bridegroom 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Zlllgitt, Fairmount. White flowers, bows, greens and 
ferns decorated the church. Miss Margaret Rubbert played the nuptial music. Mrs. Keith 
Moon sang "The Lord Be With You" and "The Lord's Prayer." 

The bride wore a floor length gown fashioned of white nylon tulle and Chantilly lace 
over net and satin. The fitted lace bodice featured a portrait neckline and long Mary Stuart 
sleeves. The full bouffant skirt was cut entrain. Her fingertip length veil was caught in 
place by a rhlnestone and seed pearl tiara. She carried a white Bible tied with white roses 
and satin ribbon streamers. 

Miss Carmen Zlllgitt, sister of the groom, was maid of honor and Miss Sharon Rae Safren, 
cousin of the bride was bridesmaid. They wore identical dresses of aqua lace with fitted 
bodices and bolero jackets and bouffant nylon net skirts. They carried colonial bouquets 
tied in pink and aqua with matching floral wreath headbands. 

Flower girls were Colleen Miller and Valerie Kay Shamp, tiny cousins of the bride and 
groom. They wore floor length gowns fashioned of white nylon net over tafetta with fitted 
bodices and full skirts. They carried tiny miniature baskets of spring flowers and wore 
matching floral headbands. Earl Wayne Schouweller was ring bearer and carried the two rings 
on a satin heart shaped pillow. 

The groom was attended by George Wallman, Hankinson, as bestman. The groomsman was 
Daniel Miller, Breckenridge. Ushers were William Miller and Lloyd Christensen, Breckenrldge. 
Mr. Larson gave his daughter in marriage. 

The bride's mother wore navy with white accessories. The groom's mother wore blue. Both 
wore corsages of white roses. 

A reception, with Mrs. Charles Templeton and Mrs. Willis Prochnow in charge, immediately 
followed the ceremony in the church parlors. Mrs. Ralph Shamp, aunt of the bride and Mrs. 
Daniel Miller, poured. The lovely four tiered cake, which centered the table was baked by 
the bride's mother. Mrs. John Coryell, aunt and Godmother of the bride with Mrs. Orville 
Schroeder, sister of the groom, served the cake. Mrs. Ray Safgren, aunt of the bride and 
Mrs. Wm. Miller presided at the punch bowl. Mrs. Ray Mc Donald, aunt of the bride, Mrs. 
Lester Pauling, sister of the groom. Miss Jill Hirsch and Miss Gall Shamp, cousins of the 
bride, were in charge of the gift table. Mrs. Lloyd Christensen had charge of the guest 
book. 

Ladies helping in the kitchen included the following friends: Mrs. Fred Martinson, Mrs. 
Earl Schouweller, Mrs. Ralph Mc Conn, Mrs. I. W. Kellogg, Mrs. Dave Miller, Mrs. Rufus Lange 

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Mrs. Harley Swanson, Mrs. Carl Swanson, Mrs. Lloyd Sikorski and Mrs. Frank Burvee. 

The couple left for a short wedding trip and upon their return will leave for San Diego 
where Mr. Zillgitt will be stationed until September. 

Out of town guests included: Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Zillgitt, Rochester, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Orville Schroeder and daughter, Havre, Mt. ; Gerald Kemper, Drake, ND. ; Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
Buth, Casselton, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Irsfeld, Breckenridge; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Mitchell, 
Thomhill, Manitoba, Canada; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Raboin, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pauling, Inter- 
national Falls, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Habiger, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Habiger, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wm. Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. James Mc Evers, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Heisler, Sabin, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Ralph Shamp and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Shamp, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Coryell and family. 
Miss Tillie Midtmoen, Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yonkers, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Safgren and family, 
Mrs. J. M. Pederson, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pederson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Olin, Moor- 
head, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mc Donald and Jill, Mr. and Mrs. Don Larson, Minneapolis. 

********** April 23, 1953 

SAY MARRIAGE VOWS ON EASTER SUNDAY 

Easter Lilies decorated the altar of the First English Lutheran Church at Fairmount 
when Miss Joyce La Vonne Sethre and Harvey Brause, Jr., said marriage vows there. Rev. F. 
A. Rubbert officiated at the double ring ceremony Easter Sunday evening. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sethre, of Fairmount. The groom is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Braxise, Sr., of Fergus Falls. 

(A picture accompanying this article shows the couple making the first cut in the four 
tiered wedding cake.) The wedding cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson. The 
cake was centered on the reception table. 

The bride is employed in the offices of Dr. Ensign at Fergus Falls and will continue 
her position. The groom is engaged in farming. They will make their home on a farm near 
Fergus Falls. ********** April 23, 1953 

WED AT FAIRMOUNT APRIL 4th 

St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount was the scene of the wedding of Leola Gabhart and 
Delmar Steffens Saturday, April 4th. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gab- 
hart and Steffens is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steffens. 

The young couple are now in Seattle, WA. , where the groom will be stationed for his 

remaining month of Army service. They will then return to Fairmount to establish their 

home. He was employed by the Farmers Union prior to going into service and the bride has 

been employed at Moon's Store in Fairmount. 

********** April 23, 1953 

MARTHA GROB WED TO DONALD KASSA 
Miss Martha Grob, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grob of Hankinson, became the bride 
of Donald Kassa, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kassa of Hankinson Wednesday, April 15th, at 9 
o'clock AM., at St. Philip's Church, Fr. Joseph R. Huebsch officiating. Bouquets of pink 
gladiolas decorated the altar of the church. 

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The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown fashion- 
ed of white nylon tulle and chantilly lace over net and satin. She wore a fingertip veil 
held in place by a satin pleated heart shaped head dress outlined with pearls. She carried 
a bouquet of red roses with white ribbon streamers. Her jewelry was a rhinestone necklace 

with matching earrings, a gift of the groom. The bride carried out the old tradition 

something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. 

Attending the bride was the groom's sister, Elizabeth Kassa, as maid of honor. She 
wore a blue lace gown with net overskirt and matching head dress. The bridesmaid was Janet 
Grob, a sister of the bride. She wore a pink taffeta gown and matching head dress. They 
both wore rhinestone necklaces and earrings, gifts of the bride. Their bouquets were of 
iris and carnations. 

The groom was attended by Jos. Kassa and Wilbert Grob. They wore grey suits with 
white boutonnieres. The bride's mother wore a blue dress with white accessories while the 
groom's mother wore an orchid dress with white accessories. Both mothers wore corsages of 
carnations. 

A reception was given by the bride's parents immediately following the ceremony in the 
Parish Hall for 60 guests. The hall was decorated with blue, pink and white streamers. The 
table was centered with a four tiered wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Carl Grob, 
sister-in-law of the bride. Mrs. Leo Kinn cut and served the cake. Mrs. Henry Krump and 
Mrs. Orville Bladow, sisters of the bride, were waitresses at the bride's table. They 
received fancy aprons from the bride. 

A reception was held in the afternoon for about 150 guests. Mrs. Moses Aupperle, sis- 
ter of the bride, had charge of the guest book and Mary Ann Schiltz had charge of the gift 
table. In the evening the couple gave a wedding dance in the Legion Hall after which the 
couple left on a trip to Colorado, Nebraska and the Black Hills. For travel, the bride 
wore a grey suit with pink accessories. On their return the couple will make their home 
in Minneapolis where the groom is employed. 

The out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grob and Sandra of Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. 

Henry Krump of Wahpeton, Mrs. Moses Aupperle and Arietta of Fairmount, Jean Vefflen and 

Helen Schiltz of New Effington, George Kassa of Amarillo, TX. , and Mr. and Mrs. Robert 

Kiel of Manitwoc, WI. ^^^^^^^^^j. «ji->ninco 

' ********** April 30, 1953 

POPULAR FAIRMOUNT COUPLE SAY MARRIAGE VOWS 

(Picture shown) The above photo shows Cpl. and Mrs. Rodney Zillgitt of Fairmount, 

whose marriage took place at the First English Lutheran Church in Fairmount on Sunday, 

April 19th. A complete wedding write up appeared in last week's issue of the Hankinson News. 

* ********* May 7 , 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kutzer and Mar spent from Friday until Sunday at Devils Lake, ND. , 

where they attended the wedding of Mrs. Kutzer's niece, Colleen Meyers to Walter Brodine. 
The wedding took place Saturday morning at the Catholic Church in Devils Lake. 

********** May 7, 1953 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Arden Eide and girls and Mrs. Henry Nelson spent several days 

in Chicago where they attended the wedding Saturday of the latter 's son Cletus Nelson. 

********** May 14, 1953 

MAKTADOR NEWS. .. .Invitations have arrived announcing the marriage in June of Audrey 
Poster and Fred Asmus, both of St. Paul. Audrey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Poster 
and is well known in this community. She has been a hair stylist at Field-Schllck in St. 
Paul for several years. The best wishes of her friends here is extended to the young couple. 

********** May 21, 1953 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pankow of Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Bernice, 
to Mr. Willard Timmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Timmerman of Hudson, CO. Both have been 
attending Concordia Teachers College at Seward, NE., where Bemice will graduate on May 31st. 
She will then begin her teaching duties at Sylvan Grove, KS, the latter part of August. 

********** May 28, 1953 

CATHERINE BRINKMAN BECOMES BRIDE OF INDIANA MAN 

Miss Catherine Brinkman, daughter of Mrs. Leo J. Brinkman of Hankinson, became the bride 
of Mr. Robert E. Shuppert, son of Mrs. Marie Shuppert of Attica, IN., on Friday, May 22nd at 
9 o'clock at the St. Philip's Catholic Church. Rev. Jos. R. Huebsch officiated at the double 
ring ceremony. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, James, wore a white Swiss organdy 
gown. She wore a finger tip veil trimmed with pearls and carried a bouquet of gardinas and 
stephanotis. 

The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Joanne Brinkman of Minneapolis, MN., who wore 
a coral organdy gown and carried a bouquet of talisman roses. The bride's gown and the maid 
of honor's gown were made by the bride. 

The groom was attended by Wm. Shuppert of Chicago, IL. , and the ushers were Leo and 
Bruce Brinkman, brothers of the bride. 

A family breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother immediately following 
the ceremony. The breakfast was prepared by Mrs. Leo Kinn. In the afternoon, from two to 
four, a reception was held in the home of the bride's mother for immediate relatives and 
friends. A lovely wedding cake centered the table and was made and decorated by the Misses 
Tillie and Clara Bimbaum of rural Hankinson. 

Following the reception, the bride and groom left for Lake Clitheral, Minneapolis and 
Chicago. For travel the bride wore a gray suit with red accessories. Upon their return 
they will make their home at Attica, IN. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Francis Academy, Hankinson, and Gale Institute at Minnea- 
polis and is employed at a hospital in Franklin, IN., as a medical and x-ray technician. 
The groom is a graduate of Attica High School and Purdue University and is employed by Lam- 
on Stock Exchange. 

Out of town guests attending were: Mrs. Earl Pence, Benton Harbor, MI., Charles Glutt- 

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ing, Gary, IN.; Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Shuppert, Chicago, IL.; Mrs. Marie Shuppert, Attica, IN., 
Mrs. J. Goral and son, St. Paul, MN. ; Mr, and Mrs. J. Brinkman, East Grand Forks, ND. ; and 
Mrs. Gordon Buehre, Lidgerwood, ND. 

********** May 28, 1953 

Mrs. Tony Meter and Mrs. C. J. Krump entertained at a bridal shower for Dorothy Roob 
and Ervin Eichhorn at the St. Philips Parish Hall on Sunday afternoon. The afternoon was 
spent playing bingo after which a delicious lunch was served. The couple received many lovely 
gifts. ********** May 28, 1953 

GRACE MARIE ROTH ENGAGED TO WAHPETON MAN 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Roth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Grace Marie to 
Howard G. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Fisher of Wahpeton. 

Miss Roth is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy of Hankinson and attended Dakota 
Business College and is now employed at the John Morrel & Company in Fargo. 

Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Casselton High School and has recently been discharged 
from the U. S. Army, after 2 years of service, 18 months of which were spent in Korea and 
Japan. No wedding date has been set. 

********** June A, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keidel of Fairmount and formerly of Hankinson announce the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Shirley Ann to Gerald G. Cast, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cast, of 
Erhard, MN. , formerly of Fairmount. The couple plan a July wedding. 

* ********* June 11, 1953 

SON OF FORMER DOCTOR MARRIED 

With her father hearing the exchange of nuptial vows, Doris Jean Gisvold, became the 
bride of Richard Bruce Beithon, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Beithon, formerly of Hankinson, 
on Saturday afternoon at Wahpeton. The ceremony took place at Bethel Lutheran Church at 
3 o'clock in the presence of many friends. The wedding sermon was delivered by Albert 
Anderson, student at Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul. 

Candelabras and ferns formed the background for the double ring service, with baskets 
of gladiolas and daisies forming the decoration in the church and bows and greens on the 
pews ^nd bridal wreath bouquets on the altar. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors. A pre-nuptial dinner 
for the members of the bridal party and immediate relatives was given at the home of Dr. and 
Mrs. Beithon Friday evening. The 28 guests were served buffet style and a pink and white 
color scheme was followed. 

The young couple are now on a trip along the North Shore Drive. The couple, upon their 
return, will make their home in Wahpeton for the summer and both will continue their studies 
at Concordia College, Moorhead, this fall. Both are graduates of Wahpeton High School. 

The following from Hankinson who attended the Gisvold-Beithon wedding on Saturday were: 
Messers and Mesdames Elroy Kinn, Max Wipperman and Geo. Schuett, Mesdames Donald Brandt 

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and family, Oscar Oliver and Larry, Rud. Hoefs, Dan L. Jones, Ralph Willert, John Linehan 
and the Misses Mary Schilitz and Eunice Karlstrom. 

********** June 11, 1953 

PATRICIA DOUGHERTY BECOMES BRIDE OF DR. DANIEL MERGENS 

St. Philips Neri Church at Omaha, NE., was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday morn- 
ing June 6th, when Miss Patricia Dougherty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dougherty of Omaha 
became the bride of Dr. Daniel N. Mergens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Mergens of Fair- 
mount. The Rev. Patrick Burke officiated. 

The bride wore a gown of rose net lace over satin. Scallops of formed a v-neck 

and extended down the front to form a redingote effect. The full floor length skirt ended 
in the full cathedral train. The bride's cap of matching lace was pearl trimmed and held 
a fingertip veil of imported French illusion. She carried a white orchid and lilies of the 
valley. 

The bride was attended by her ...., Mrs. George P. Hanson of ....cuse, NE., who was 
matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert Hanson, of Fort Calhoun, NE. , aunt of 
the bride, and Miss Gail Christianson of Omaha. Monica Mergens, niece of the groom, was 
flower girl. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Mergens of Outlook, MT., and Larry 
Lee Rybin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Tybin of Blair, NE., was ringbearer. 

The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore white lace and net gowns made with strapless 
bodices and jackets, and their white heartshaped hats were of lace and tulle. They carried 
bouquets of Glamellias in graduated shades of pink. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Richard Mergens of Fairmount who was bestman. 
Ushers were: John T. Mergens of Outlook, MT. , a brother of the groom. Dr. Del. G. Kohler 
of Omaha. 

The reception was held in the home of the bride. Dr. and Mrs. Mergens left on a wedding 
trip and upon their return will make their home in Fargo where Dr. Mergens will interne at 
St. John's Hospital. ********** June 11, 1953 

DARCY MEDENWALDT TO BE MARRIED THIS SUNDAY 

Darcy Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Medenwaldt of Hankinson, will be mar- 
ried to Marvin Haugen, son of Mrs. Clara Haugen, of Cleveland, ND. , on Sunday, June 14th, at 
3 o'clock at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. F. W. Paul performing the ceremony. 

********** June 11, 1953 

Mrs. T. W. Robey received an announcement of the marriage of Miss Charlotte Harchanko 
and Joseph Ross Robinson, which took place Saturday, June 6th, at Minot. After June 25th, 
their home address will be 39 Forest Ave., Riverside, IL. Mrs. Robinson was a former High 
School teacher here and taught for two years about six years ago. 

* ********* June 11, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Risch and Keith attended the wedding of their daughter and sister, 
Jacquelyn to Glen W. Bickley of Lindstrom, MN., at Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon. 

********** June 18, 1953 

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DARCY MEDENWALDT WED AT REFORMED CHURCH 

Miss Darcy Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Medenwaldt of Hankinson, became 
the bride of Mr. Marvin Haugen, son of Mrs. Clara Haugen of Cleveland, ND. , on Sunday, June 
14th at 3 o'clock at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. F. W. Paul officiated at the 
double ring ceremony. Billy Medenwaldt sang "0 Perfect Love" before the ceremony. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a regal bridal gown of legend- 
ary loveliness in shimmering satin with imported Chantilly lace bodice and cascading peplum. 
A lavish satin skirt that swept into a full cathedral train. She wore a helmet type cap of 
shirred silk illusion, with a circular veil of silk Illusion and carried a bouquet of red 
roses and red and white sweet peas. Her gift from the bridegroom was a string of pearls. 

The maid of honor was the bride's sister-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth Medenwaldt of Hankinson, 
who wore a Nile green gown of moire taffeta. She wore a tiara of sweet peas in her hair, 
her corsage was yellow and white carnations. The bridesmaid was Mrs. Duane Haugen of Cleve- 
land, sister-in-law of the groom. She wore a gown of light yellow moire taffeta, a tiara of 
sweet peas in her hair and her corsage was of gren and white carnations. The maid of honor 
and bridesmaid wore white nylon gloves, gifts of the bride. 

Kathleen Clous of New Effington, SD. , a cousin of the bride was flower girl. She wore 
an orchid moire taffeta gown with pink flowers on the flounce of her dress and a pink bow- 
in her hair. She carried a crocheted basket filled with bachelor buttons. 

Curtis Gollnick of Wheaton, MN., a cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. He wore 
a white jacket with Navy trousers and bow tie and wore a red carnation in his lapel. He 
carried the ring on a satin pillow. 

The groom was attended by his brother, Duane Haugen of Cleveland and Kenneth Medenwaldt, 
brother of the bride. Acting as ushers were Charles Medenwaldt, brother of the bride and 
Maurice Haugen, brother of the groom. 

The bride's mother wore an orchid nylon dress with white accessories while the groom's 
mother wore a light blue nylon dress with white accessories. Both mothers wore pink and 
white sweet peas corsages. 

A reception given by the bride's parents was held immediately following the ceremony 
in the basement of the church for 80 guests. The basement was decorated in green, yellow, 
orchid and white streamers. The table was centered with a four tiered wedding cake, made 
and decorated by the bride's mother and her aunt, Mrs. Eddie Gollnick of Wheaton, MN. The 
wedding cake was cut by Mrs. Walter Clous of New Effington and Mrs. Eddie Gollnick, aunts 
of the bride. The waitresses were June and Nancy Smith, lone Gabbert, Darlene Medenwaldt, 
Janice Medenwaldt and Karren Gollnick. They were each presented with a fancy organdv apron, 
a gift from the bride. At the reception Dennis Haugen, brother of the groom, sang "Some 
Sunday Morning" and "Always." 

Maurine Anderson of Jamestown, cousin of the groom, was in charge of the gift table; 
Mrs. Norbert Weinkauf, aunt of the bride, had charge of the guest book. Those that helped 
in the kitchen were: Mesdames Orin Ebel, Kenneth Roth, Leo Kjellerup and Henry Milbrandt. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and of the Mayville Teachers' 

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College; the past year she taught In Cleveland and will teach there this coming year. 

The groom graduated from high school in Cleveland and is engaged in carpenter work. 

The couple left on a week's wedding trip to Detroit Lakes, MN. For going away the bride 

chose a navy blue linen dress with white accessories. Upon their return they will be at 

home in Cleveland. j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.j.^ , ,n,„r^ 

********** June 18, 1953 

ERVIN EICHHORN MARRIES ROSHOLT GIRL 

Miss Dorothy Ann Roob, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Roob of Rosholt, SD. , became 
the bride of Ervin J. Eichhorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Eichhorn of Fairmount vicinity 
Tuesday morning, June 9th at 9 o'clock at St. John's Catholic Church at Rosholt. Rev. 
Father Englehardt performed the double ring ceremony before a large numer of relatives and 
friends. 

The bride looked charming in a gown of white satin and chantilly lace. It was fashioned 
with long sleeves that came to a point over the hand. The bodice was made of chantilly lace 
which buttoned down the back with tiny lace overed buttons, small Peter Pan collar trimmed 
with seed pearls and sequins. The skirt had a long train with chantilly lace panel down the 
front. Her fingertip veil was held in place with a crown seed pearls and sequins to match 
the collar. She wore a gold cross and chain, gift of the bridegroom. She carried a colonial 
bouquet of white carnations and fern leaves with white ribbon streamers. Also a white rosary 
borrowed from her bridesmaid, carrying out the old tradition. 

Her maid of honor Betty Krump, cousin of the groom, wore a waltz length gown of Nile 
green with lace bodice. The skirt was of taffeta with net over skirt. Her head piece was 
of matching net ruffle with pink f orget-me-knots, also matching mitts. She wore rhinestone 
earrings, gifts of the bride. She also carried a colonial bouquet of white and pink carnat- 
ions centered with a yellow daisy. 

The bridegroom was attended by Peter Roob, brother of the bride. They wore grey busi- 
ness suits with white carnation boutonnieres. Ushers were Lawrence Roob, brother of the 
bride and Ervin Goerdt, close friend of the couple. 

The bride's mother wore black crepe with braid trim and white accessories. The groom's 
mother wore sheer rose with white accessories. Both wore corsages of white and pink carnat- 
ions. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to about 50 guests at the bride's 
home. The bride's table was centered with a beautiful four tiered wedding cake, baked and 
decorated by Mrs. Carl Krause, cousin of the groom. The room was decorated in green and 
white. Mrs. Carl Krause and Mrs. Kenneth Westby prepared the dinner. Table waitresses were: 
Frances Roob and Joan and De Ann Westby. 

A reception dance was held at the Legion Hall at Hankinson for the many friends. Later 
the couple left on a wedding trip to points of interest in Iowa. The bride is a graduate 
of Rosholt High School and had been a nurses aid at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge 
the past year and a half. The groom is engaged in the carpenter business. 

********** June 18, 1953 



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ELSEN - BENKETT WEDDING 

Patricia Mary Elsen, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math Elsen, became the bride of 
Robert Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bennett of Browns Valley Saturday, June 6th, with 
a high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The double ring ceremony was 
performed by Father Bettendorf. The church was beautifully decorated. 

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. The bride was lovely in 
her taxi length gown of lace and net. It was fashioned with a fitted bodice with a bolaro 
long sleeves tapering over the wrist. Two panels of net over satin formed the skirt. 

Her veil of French illusion was held in place by a lace Juliet cap. She carried a 
bride's bouquet of red roses. She dedicated her bouquet to the Blessed Virgin while the 
choir sang, "I Love Thee, Oh Mary." 

Mrs. Milton Lubbers of Minneapolis, sister of the groom and Colleen Elsen, sister of 
the bride, acted as bridesmaids. Their gowns were identical of lace and net. Contrasting 
colors of mint green and yellow. They carried bouquets of roses and carnations. 

Clifford Lubbers and Tom Heger of Lidgerwood were the best men. The groom and his 
attendants all wore light grey suits with carnation boutonnieres. Leo J. Krump of Hankin- 
son and Alvin Sandman of Sisseton were the ushers. 

Janice Sandman of Sisseton was the flower girl. Her dress was of white satin with a 
net skirt. Her bouquet was roses and carnations. 

Dinner was served in the church parlors for over 150 friends and relatives. The wait- 
resses wore navy blue dresses with red rose corsages. The wedding cake, baked in the form 
of a church, was on the bride's table. It was baked and decorated by Mrs. Marvin Weiss of 
Wahpeton. 

Those from Hankinson attending were Mrs. Donald Brandt and Patricia, Mathilda and 
Clara Birnbaum and Mrs. John Hentz and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kieffer and Leo J. Krump. 

********** June 18, 1953 

On Monday afternoon Mrs. Art Lewis and son Freddie, and Mrs. Paul Witte and daughter 
Philipine attended the wedding of their granddaughter and niece, Mary Alice Melby at Wash- 
burn. * ********* June 18, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs.' Charles N. S. Ballou, Jr., nee Esther Warkentin, are expected to arrive 
the end of this week to visit Mrs. Ballou 's parents. Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Warkentin. The 
Ballou' s were married Tuesday, June 16th in the Grace Mennonite Church at Pandora, OH. 

********** June 18, 1953 

WED AT FARGO 
In a candlelight ceremony on Thursday evening, June 11th, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 
Miss Donna Jentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jentz of Mantador, became the bride of Mr. 
Robert Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bailey of Fargo. 

The double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Lutz with Rev. G. C. Michael deliver- 
ing the sermonette. Preceding the ceremony^ Mrs. Lutz sang "0 Perfect Love" after the ex- 
changing of vows she sang "The Lord's Prayer," accompanied by Mrs. Allen Berg of Fargo. 
She also played the traditional wedding march as the bride entered the church. 

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The bride was given in marriage by her father, She wore a ballerina length gown of 
chantilly lace over satin. The fitted bodice of lace was fashioned with Mary Stuart sleeves 
a sheer yoke of nylon tulle with a jewelry neckline and fastened at the back with tiny lace 
buttons. The full length gathered skirt of scalloped lace over satin was accented by a 
pleated nylon tulle. Her silk illusion veil was held in place by a cap of venice lace 
edged in tiny lace medallions. The bride wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, a gift 
from the groom. She carried red and white American Beauty roses. 

Maid of honor was Joann Kuehl of Hankinson, friend of the bride and junior bridesmaid 
was Beverly Reardon, niece of the bride. They wore identical jacket dresses of nylon net 
over taffeta in ballerina length. Orchid and yellow respectively. Their veils were held 
in place by a nylon net tiara and wore small net gauntlets of matching colors. 

Best man was Kenneth Jentz, the bride's brother, and ushers were Hammond Bailey, bro- 
ther of the groom and Arnold Jentz, brother of the bride. 

The bride's mother wore a navy blue lace dress with white accessories, her corsage 
being pink roses. The groom's mother wore a navy blue dress with blue accessories and a 
corsage of pink roses. 

Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Gardner Hotel in the Colonial room. 
A four-tiered wedding cake and flowers decorated the tables. The guest book was in charge 
of Mrs. G. Schieb, sister of the bride. At the gift table was Mrs. Tony Althoff and Mrs. 
Pipkin, friends of the bride. 

The couple left for a trip to Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills. Upon 
return they will make their residence in Minneapolis. 

********** June 18, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Linehan announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Avis, to 
Sergeant David H. Duin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Duin of Wahpeton, ND. 

Miss Linehan is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and the Valley City State Teach- 
ers College. She taught the past year at Chester, MT. Her fiance is a graduate of the Wah- 
peton High School. He attended the Wahpeton Science School and has served the past two 
years in the Army." He has just recently returned from Korea and will spend the following 
eight- months of his enlistment in the states. 

********** June 25, 1953 

J. RISCH WED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Miss Jacquelyn Risch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Risch of Hankinson, ND., and Glen 
W. Bickley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen C. Bickley of Lindstrom, MN., exchanged nuptial vows 
in the presence of relatives and friends on Saturday afternoon, June 13th, in the University 
Lutheran Chapel, Minneapolis, MN. Pastor L. J. Mehi performed the single ring ceremony. 

Mr. Ernest Johnson, St. Paul, uncle of the bride, sang, "Words of Ruth," "0 Lord Most 
Holy," and "The Lord's Prayer." The chancel of the Chapel was beautifully decorated with 
baskets of white gladiolas and white snap-dragons with ferns forming the background. Bou- 
quets of white peonies were placed on the altar and white satin bows and gladiolas on the 
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The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a ballerina length gown of white 
nylon tulle over satin. It was fashioned with a bouffant skirt, which featured deep chan- 
tilly lace points which extended from the waist. The fitted bodice of chantilly lace was 
fashioned with Mary Stuart sleeves, a sheer yoke of nylon tulle with jewelry neckline and 
fastened at the back with tiny lace buttons. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion was held 
in place by a halo. She carried a white Bible, centered with a white orchid, surrounded by 
ruffles of nylon tulle and streamers of white ribbon and stephanotis. Her necklace, worn 
by the groom's mother on her wedding day, was of sterling silver set with diamonds. 

Miss Barbara Plumb of St. Paul, friend of the bride was bridesmaid. She wore a ball- 
erina gown of yellow tulle over satin and carried a cascade bouquet of red roses and white 
stephanotis with matching ribbons. 

Bestman was Gordon Mc Kean of Minneapolis, cousin of the groom. Ushers were Keith Risch 
brother of the bride and Bob Hawkinson of Lindstrom, friend of the groom. The bride's mother 
wore a gray lace dress over rose taffeta with white accessories, her corsage was a white 
gardina with pink rose buds. The groom's mother wore a pale blue silk dress fashioned with 
lace. Her accessories were white and her corsage was a white gardenia with red rose buds. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Chapel parlors at which friends of 
the bride served. Mrs. Gay Twite of Minneapolis poured. The Misses Elvera Mattson of Bevey, 
MN., and Margaret Fulweiler of Anoka arranged the gifts. Mrs. Douglas Stred of Minneapolis 
was in charge of the guest book. The serving table was centered with a three tiered wedding 
cake, flowers and candles. Colors were yellow and white. 

The bridal couple left for a trip along the North Shore Drive to other points in Canada. 
Upon their return, they will make their home at 146 W. College Ave., St. Paul, MN. 

A pre-nuptial dinner for members of the bridal party and immediate relatives was given 
at Boulevard Twins in Minneapolis, on Friday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Glen C. Bickley, par- 
ents of the groom. ********** June 25, 1953 

VIOLET LENZ WED HERE SUNDAY 

A pretty wedding took place last Sunday, June 21st, in the Emmanuel Evangelical and 
Reformed Church in Hankinson when Miss Violet Lenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav E. Lenz, 
became the bride of Howard Helland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Helland of Hannaford, ND. 
The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F. W. Paul at 2:30 PM. On the altar were 
bouquets of beautiful spring mixed flowers. Miss Connie Scheller played the traditional 
wedding music and accompanied Mr. Gary Skorheim of Wahpeton, who sang "The Lord's Prayer" 
and "Because." 

The bridal party entered the church on a white carpet. The bride, who was given in 
marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin, the long train and yoke was of chan- 
tilly lace over satin. The long sleeves were pointed at the wrist. Her illusion finger- 
tip veil was held in place by a pillbox cap, trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried a 
bouquet of red roses and white carnations and white satin streamers. Her jewelry was a 
string of pearls, a gift of the groom. 

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The Maid of Honor was Lillian Lenz, sister of the bride. Her gown of blue was of net 
over taffeta styled with a short jacket and quarter length sleeves. Bridesmaid was La Verne 
Lenz, sister of the bride. Her gown of yellow was identical to that of the maid of honor. 
They wore matching head dresses and carried bouquets of pink roses and white carnations with 
rainbow streamers, and wore pearl earrings, gifts of the bride. The flower girls were: 
Beverly Ann Lenz, sister of the bride, and Jeannie Fliflet, niece of the groom. They wore 
gowns of orchid pink and nile green with net over taffeta. They carried bouquets similar 
to the attendants. They wore single strands of pearls and matching bracelets, gifts of the 
bride. The bride's gift to the groom was a gold tie bar and matching cuff links. 

The bride's mother wore a rose dress with navy blue accessories. Her corsage was of 
gardenias, while the mother of the groom wore a blue dress with white accessories and her 
corsage was also of gardenias. One grandmother, Mrs. Martha Rich, of White Rock, SD. , wore 
a corsage of white carnations. 

The groom wore a grey suit with white carnation boutonniere. He chose as his attendants 
his brother, Gordon Helland of St. Paul and Richard Johnson of Wahpeton, friend of the couple. 
They both wore light suits with carnation boutonnieres. Ushers were John Smith, cousin of 
the bride and Kenneth Harvey of Cooperstown, ND., friend of the couple. They all wore tie 
clasps, gifts of the groom and white carnations. 

A reception, given by the brides parents, was held Immediately following the ceremony 
in the church parlors for 100 guests. The room was decorated with pink, green and white 
streamers, and vases of mixed flowers decorated the tables. A four tiered wedding cake, 
topped by a miniature bride and groom, centered the table. 

Miss Lorraine Kuehl had charge of the guest book. Table waitresses were Darcey Miller 
and Doris Jane Mourer. Those assisting in the kitchen were: Mrs. Richard Zander, Mrs. Wm. 
Medenwaldt, Mrs. Ted Stack, and Mrs. R. A. Bladow. 

The couple left on a week's wedding trip to the Black Hills. For going away, the bride 
wore a cocoa brown suit with white accessories. 

********** June 25, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Baker attended the wedding of their nephew, Floyd Muehler of Wahpeton 
on Sunday afternoon. ********** june 25, 1953 

MARRIED AT FAIRMOUNT SUNDAY, JUNE 21st 

The St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Fairmount was beautifully decorated with orange 
blossoms and peonies Sunday, June 21st at 2 PM when Anna Marie Linehan, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. D. D. Linehan, became the bride of Ferris E. Clouse of St. Claire Shores, MI. Father 
J. B. Greiner officiated. 

The bride, escorted and given in marriage by her father, was attired in a white faille 
taffeta gown with train, long sleeves and imported lace collar and yoke. Her long white veil 
was held in place with a white dutch cap trimmed with sequins and orange blossoms. Her veil 
was bordered with imported lace. She carried a bouquet of red roses with white streamers. 

For her something old, she wore her grandmothers engagement ring. For the borrowed, 

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her mother's pearl earrings. For her blue she carried a blue handkerchief and her fathers 
lucky penny in her right shoe. She wore a pearl choker, gift of the groom. Her bridesmaid 
Mrs. Delmar Staff ens, gowned in a white formal, carried a white and yellow carnation bouquet 
and wore a white and yellow carnation tiara. 

Mrs. Gordon Williams sang "Ava Maria" and "mother At Thy Feet I Am Kneeling." Mrs. 
Harvey Hedtke played the wedding march and accompanied the soloist. 

The groom was attended by Delmar Steffens. Both men wore blue. Ushers were Keith 
Moon, and Delmer Meyer. The brides mother was gowned in a biege dress wearing white acc- 
essories and a corsage of Camilla roses. 

A reception for 100 guests following the wedding was held at the home of the bride with 
Mrs. Charles Templeton in charge of reception arrangements. The table was set with gleaming 
crystal candelabra and a three tiered wedding cake baked and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson. 
Orange blossoms circled the cake and candelabra. Mrs. Raymond Mergens, aunt of the bride 
poured while Mrs. John Linehan, aunt of the bride, presided at the punch bowl. 

Mrs. Caroll Willis and Miss Rosemary Langenwalter presided at the gift table. Mrs. 
Claire Hermes had charge of the guest book. Others assisting were Mesdames Frank Sinner, 
Kenny Gebhart, Donald Sikorski, Earl Deans, Willis Prochnow and Arthur Gordon. 

For going away she wore a white linen dress trimmed in sequins and seed pearls and a 
black and white stole. The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School, a graduate of 
the Univ. of North Dakota where she was affiliated with Delta Psi Kappa. She previously 
taught at Holdingford and St. Paul. 

The groom is the son of Mrs. Ada Clouse and the late Ferris D. Clouse of Michigan. He 
attended Michigan State Normal College at Yipsilanti, MI., and is a member of Kappa Phi Alp^ 
ha Fraternity. They are both members of the faculty at Lake Shore High in St. Clair Shore. 

After a short wedding trip at the lakes they will return to Fairmount before returning 
to their home in St. Clair Shore. 

Relatives attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. John Linehan and family and Miss 
Mary Schiltz, of Hankinson. The couple presented each of their friends, who helped with the 
reception with a beautiful handerchief and a corsage. 

The bride was presented with a beautiful pearl necklace for her wedding by her brother, 
William of New York, who was unable to remain for the wedding. He left Saturday for New 
York after visiting the home of his parents. 

********** July 2, 1953 

MAROHL - GULAN WEDDING SATURDAY 

Miss Bernadine Marohl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Marohl, Hankinson, ND. , and Rich- 
ard C. Gulan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gulan of Gilbert, MN. , were married Saturday after- 
noon, June 27th, at 2 o'clock at the St. Philips Rectory. Rev. Jos. R. Huebsch officiated. 

The bride wore a melon colored linen suit with white accessories and her corsage was 
of orange tea roses. Her gift from the groom was a silver decorated compact. 

The brides attendant was Margaret Motis and she wore a white dress touched in blue. 

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Her corsage was of pink roses. She wore silver earrings, a gift from the bride. 

The groom wore a tan suit and a white carnation boutonniere and the brides gift to the 
groom was a gold tie bar and matching cuff links. The groom choose for his attendant Jerry 
Hipp. He wore a gray suit and white carnation boutonniere. His gift from the groom was a 
pair of cuff links. The bride's mother wore a blue dress with white accessories. Her cor^ 
sage was of pink roses and white carnations, while the groom's mother wore a powder blue 
dress with white accessories. 

The waitresses were the brides sisters-in law, Mrs. Elroy Marohl and Mrs. Vernon Mar- 
ohl. Their gift from the bride was white sheer organdy aprons touched with lace. 

Those attending the reception were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gulan, sons Charles and Jimmie, 
of Gilbert, MN. , Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hipp, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Helgeson, Mr. and Mrs. Erling 
Haukness, Otto Marohl, Alvin Fredricks and Doris Marohl. 

Following the reception the bride and groom left on a wedding trip to Lake Vermillion 
near the Canadian border. Upon their return they will make their home at Ivanhoe, MN., 
where the groom will be employed on a newspaper. 

The bride attended the Hankinson schools and was employed at the Haukness Store in Hank- 
inson. The groom graduated from the Gilbert High School and was employed for the last five 
years in the News Office in Hankinson. 

********** July 2, 1953 

VOWS SPOKEN AT EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL REFORMED CHURCH SUNDAY EVENING 

A very pretty wedding took place Sunday June 28th, at 8 o'clock in the evening at the 
Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hankinson when Miss Betty Boldt, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boldt became the bride of Curtis S. Brummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. 
Brummond of Hankinson, ND. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F. W. Paul. On 
the altar were two baskets of gladiolas. Mrs. Elmer Buckhouse played the traditional wedding 
marches and also accompanied Miss Darcy Miller who sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly." 

The bridal party entered the church on a white carpet. The bride, who was given in 
marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin. The yoke was of net, trimmed with lace; 
the long sleeves were pointed at the wrist. Her illusion fingertip veil was held in place 
by a white satin hat trimmed with pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses with white 
streamers. Her jewelry was a string of pearls with earrings to match, a gift of the groom. 

The maid of honor was Clarine Raddatz, a cousin of the bride. Her gown was yellow 
net over taffeta styled with short sleeves. Bridesmaid was Carol Brummond, sister of the 
groom. Her gown was lavender taffeta with the yoke of chantilly lace. They both carried 
bouquets of white, yellow and pink carnations and wore necklaces, a gift of the bride. The 
■flower girl was Connie Wahler, a cousin of the bride. She wore a gown of Nile green. She 
carried a basket of carnations, snapdragons and roses. She wore a heart shaped necklace, 
a gift of the bride. The brides gift to the groom was a gold tie bar with a stone. 

The groom wore a blue suit with carnation boutonniere. He chose as his attendant his 
brother, Milton Brummond of Hankinson and Edward Boldt, a brother of the bride. They both 
wore light suits with carnation boutonnieres . Ushers were Wilbur Raddatz, cousin of the 

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bride, and Bobby Tiegs, cousin of the groom. They all wore neckties, a gift of the groom. 

The bride's mother wore a light blue dress with white accessories. Her corsage was of 
yellow roses with white carnations while the mother of the groom wore a dress of navy blue 
with white accessories and her corsage was also of yellow roses with white carnations. 

A reception given by the parents was held immediately following the ceremony in the 
church parlors for 100 guests. The room was decorated with pink, yellow, white and green 
streamers and vases of mixed flowers. A four tiered wedding cake, topped by a miniature 
bride and groom, centered the table. The cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. John Poss, 
sister of the groom and Mrs. Orville Kissel, a friend of the couple. 

Miss Mavis Brummond, sister of the groom had charge of the guest book. Miss Barbara 
Erode, a friend of the couple, cut the wedding cake. Both received sweater pins as a gift 
of the bride and a yellow rose corsage. 

Table waitresses were: Lorraine Kuehl, Carol Boldt, Ramona Emde and Viola Buckhouse. 
They received organdy aprons as a gift of the bride. Those assisting in the kitchen were 
Mrs. Fred Emde, Miss Ethel Buckhouse, Mrs. Arnold Milbrandt and Mrs. Charles Milbrandt, all 
friends of the couple. All received pottery as a gift of the bride. The couple left on a 
wedding trip to points north, after which they will reside in Breckenridge, MN. For going 
away the bride wore a lavender suit with white accessories. 

********** July 2, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. John Barner and Mrs. Gordon Williams attended the wedding of 
Virla Von Hovel and Delwin Ehlke at Campbell on Sunday June 14th. 

********** July 2, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT GIRL IS MARRIED 
Miss Georgene Marquarite Wentler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wentler of Fergus 
Falls, MN., formerly of Fairmount, became the bride of Ramonus 0. Ferber of Fergus Falls 
on Sunday June 28th, at 8 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Fergus Falls. The recept- 
ion was held in the parlors following the ceremony. 

The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Yellowstone National Park and upon their 
return will make their home in Fergus Falls where the groom is employed by the Victor Lund- 
een Printing Co. ■ The bride was employed as a dental assistant. 

Those attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Julian Poppe and Mrs. Carroll Willis and 
son, Steven, of Fairmount and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Poppe of Wahpeton. 

********** July 2, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buck of Fairmount announce the approaching marriage of their daugh- 
ter Lorraine A. Buck to Clarence Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow of rural Hankin- 
son. A fall wedding is being planned. 

Clarence Bladow returned recently from serving in the armed forces in Korea and is now 
employed at the Citizens National Bank at Wahpeton. 

********** July 9, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
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Mrs. Corrine Stack announces the engagement of her daughter, Yvonne, to Mr. Lyle Wolfe 
son of Mrs. Mary Wolfe, of Fairmount, ND^ 

Miss Stack, a graduate of the Hankinson High School, is employed in the office of Dr. 
D. G. Halvorsen. Mr. Wolfe, a graduate of the New Effington High School and the N. D. A. C. 
in Fargo, is employed as a pharmacist in Wahpeton. 

* ********* July 9^ 1953 

VOWS SPOKEN AT DOUBLE RING CEREMONY 

Vows were spoken at St. Philip's Church in Hankinson Monday morning at 9 o'clock for 
Clara Katharine Elsen, daughter of Harm Elsen of Oakes, ND., and Mr. Joseph Harlan Anderson 
son of Mr. and Mrs Anderson of Hankinson. Fr. Huebsch performed the double ring cer- 
emony before an altar decorated with lavender and white stocks and pink gladiola and mock 
orange blossoms. 

The organist played the wedding march and the choir sang High mass. The bride, given 

in marriage by Lloyd Dawson, wore a gown of white slipper satin with point lace. Lace 

scallops the boat neckline, lace fitted bodice with Mary Stewart sleeves. The full 

skirt was fashioned with side panels of scalloped lace which formed into a train. Her 

fingertip veil of silk illusion was held in place with a lace cap sprinkled with rhinestones. 
She carried a white Bible, topped with an orchid and stephanotis tied with satin streamers. 
Her only jewelry was a rhinestone necklace and matching earrings, gifts of the bridegroom. 

The bride has been employed for 1(^ years at the North American Creamery at Oakes, ND. 
Her maid of honor was Mrs. Lloyd Dawson of Moorhead, a friend of the bride. She wore a 
gown of pink nylon over satin with a fitted bodice and a sweetheart neckline. Her shoulder 
length veil was held in place with a band of pink rose buds. Her jewelry was pearls and mat- 
ching earrings, gifts of the bride. She carried a colonial bouquet of roses, carnations and 
sweet peas. The flower girls, nieces of the bridegroom, were Bonnie and Nancy King. Their 
floor length gowns were made identical of organdy with gathered skirts and ruffled yokes, 
trimmed with lace. Their little bonnets matched their dresses in color with ruffles and lace. 
Bonnie wore rose pink and Nancy Nile green. They each carried colonial bouquets like the 
maid of honor. Their single strand of pearls was a gift from the bride. The groom's mother 
wore a black taffeta dress with matching accessories. Her corsage was of sweet peas, ferns 
and silver ribbon. 

Gerald Torgerson, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Bernard 
Anderson and John Manning, all wearing white carnation boutonnieres . Wedding bells with 
white, pink and green streamers and spring flowers were used to decorate the church parlors 
for the wedding dinner and supper. The three tiered wedding cake was cut by Mrs. Bernard 
Anderson, who was attired in white nylon colonial dress with purple stole and accessories. 
The guest book and gift table was attended by Mrs. Jerald Torgerson and Mrs. Miles Anderson. 
Mrs. Torgerson 's gown was orchid and Mrs. Anderson's was orange. Both were ankle length 
identical in style of net and lace over taffeta with fitted bodice and matching stoles. 
Their corsages were pink and white carnations. 

Those who assisted with the dinner were Mrs. Dominic Meide, Mrs. Martin Richied and 

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Mrs. Nick Benroth. Waitresses were Mrs. Albert Buckhouse and Mrs. Joe Krump. Supper was 
put on buffet style. 

In the evening a wedding dance was given. At intermission lunch was served at the 
bridegroom's home. Soon after the happy couple departed for their wedding trip through 
northern Minnesota. The bride wore a pink summer suit with white accessories for going 
away. The groom served four years in a tank division in World War II and is now employed 
in the U. S. Mail Service at Wold Chamberlain Air Field in Minneapolis where they will make 
their future home. 

Out of town guests were Mrs. Caroline Elsen and son, Roger, Mrs. Leonard Elsen, Mrs. 
Herman Br etch, Mrs. Edwin Bretch and Mrs. Henry Elsen, all of Hecla, SD.; Mr. and M„s. Leo 
Pinke and son Alvin and daughter, Lois, Mrs. Lawrence Wirrenger of Marion, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Lloyd Dawson of Moorhead, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Anderson, Dorothy Anderson and John Mann- 
ing of Minneapolis and Mrs. Miles Anderson of Fullerton, ND. 

* ********* July 9^ 1953 

SHIRLEY KEIDEL BRIDE OF GERALD CAST 

Miss Shirley Ann Keidel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Keidel of Fairmount, formerly 

of Hankinson, became the bride of Gerald G. Cast, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Gast of Er- 

hard, MN., formerly of Fairmount, on July 1st, 1953, at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at 

at St. Anthony's Rectory. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Father J. B. Gren- 

ner. 

The bride was attired in a white dotted swiss dress trimmed with lace and rhinestones. 

She wore a corsage of red roses. Her gift from the groom was ruby earrings. The bride was 

attended by her sister, Mrs. L. R. Peterson of Hankinson, who acted as matron of honor. She 

wore a blue dress with beige accessories. Her corsage was of pink and white carnations. 

Her gift from the bride was rhinestone earrings. 

The groom wore a navy blue suit. He was attended by the bestman, L. R. Peterson, bro- 
ther-in-law of the bride. The bestman wore a light blue suit and his gift from the groom 
was a tie clasp. The men had white carnation boutonnieres. 

The mothers of the bride and groom wore flowered dresses of Bamberg sheer and each 
wore a corsage of pink carnations. 

The bride is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy of Hankinson and was employed as 
bookkeeper at Simpson's Hatchery in Fairmount. The groom is a graduate of Breckenridge 
High School and attended the Wahpeton Science School. He is employed as clerk at the Iver- 
son's Grocery at Breckenridge. 

After the ceremony a supper was served to fifty guests given by the parents of the 
bride in the M. C. Keidel home. After a wedding trip the couple will be at home after 
July 20th at lOA N. 11 St. in Breckenridge. 

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Gast and family of Erhard, MN.; Mr. and 
Mrs. John Ernst, Mr. E. W. Allen and Mrs. J. Mongoven and Mickey, all of Hankinson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed Mauer and family of Breckenridge and Mr. Allen Gast of Milwaukee, WI. 

********** July 9^ 1953 

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ANN KRUMP WED AT ST. PHILIPS CHURCH 

Miss Ann Marie Krump, daughter of Mrs. Anna Krump of Hankinson became the bride of 

....lus W. Meyer, son of Mrs Meyer of Fairmount, Thursday June 18th with a nuptial 

high mass at 9 o'clock in St. Philip's Catholic Church, Hankinson. The double ring cere- 
mony was performed by Rev Huebsch. Bouquets of peonies decorated the altars. The 

bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Leo J. Krump, wore a ballerina length 
gown with a chantilly lace fitted bodice with double Peter Pan collars closed in the back, 
tappered sleeves that came to a point over the hand. The skirt was net trimmed with satin 
net ruffles over net and satin. Her fingertip veil fell from a Juliet cap. She carried a 
bride's bouquet of red roses and carnations and wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, 
gifts of the bridegroom. 

The old tradition was carried out, "something old, something new, something borrowed 
and something , blue . " 

Maid of honor was Arlene Rennelt, cousin of the bride from Wilmot, SD. Her gown was 
of lilac lace and net over lilac taffeta. Bridesmaid Maril]^ Meyer, cousin of the bride- 
groom from Wahpeton wore a gown of yellow net over yellow taffeta. They carried colonial 
bouquets and wore rhinestone necklaces, gifts from the bride. The head pieces were match- 
ing net ruffles with flowers to match. 

Flower girls were Patricia Voss from Fairmount, niece of the bridegroom and Roberta 
Rennelt from Rosholt, SD., cousin of the bride. They wore identical gowns with full skirts 
and trimmed with lace. They carried colonial bouquets and their head dresses were pink and 
white flowers and wore lockets, gifts from the bride. The bridegroom wore a tan suit with 
a white carnation boutonniere. He chose as his attendants his brother, Elroy Meyer of Fair- 
mount, who wore a light blue suit and George Krump, brother of the bride, who wore a light 
grey suit and both wore carnation boutonnieres. Their ties were gifts from the bridegroom. 

Matt Krump, brother of the bride and Lawrence Meyer, a brother of the bridegroom were 
ushers. 

The bride's mother wore a navy crepe dress with white accessories. The bridegroom's 
mother wore a rose crepe dress and white accessories. Their corsages were carnations. 
Mrs. Voss, from Fairmount, sister of the groom, presided at the gift table. Mary Ann Schiltz 
and Betty Lou Krump, cousin of the bride were table waitresses. They received organdy aprons, 
gifts of the bride. Dinner was prepared by Circle No. 5 to 100 guests in the church par- 
lors which was decorated in lilac and yellow. Additional close friends of the couple were 
invited to the reception for the afternoon. The table was centered with a beautiful four 
tiered wedding cake, trimmed with roses, bells and hearts, topped with a bride and bride- 
groom. The cake was baked, decorated and cut by Mrs. Carl Krause, aunt of the bridegroom 
and a cousin of the bride. 

In the evening a wedding dance was held in the American Legion Hall in Hankinson, after 
which the couple left on a trip to the Black Hills. For going away the bride chose a dress 
of light blue taffeta. ********** July 9, 1953 

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WESTPHAL WEDS FAIRMOUNT GIRL 
A pretty wedding took place during nuptial low mass at 9:30 AM on June 24th, at St. 
Anthony Church, when Delores Leavitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leavitt became the 
bride of Kenneth Westphal, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R, Westphal of Hankinson. 

The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Father J. B. Grenier. On the altar were 
bouquets of peonies. Mrs. Harve Hedtke played the traditional wedding march and Mrs. Earl 
Deans accompanied by Mrs. Hedtke sang "Ava Maria" and "On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother." 

The bridal party entered the church on a white carpet. The bride, who was given in 
marriage by her father, wore a beautiful gown with a bodice of French Chantilly lace and 
Mary Stuart sleeves with a Peter Pan collar and double nylon tulle over satin skirt and 
flowing train. A bonnet trimmed in pearls with matching fingertip veil was her head dress 
and she carried a bouquet of red roses with white satin streamers. The maid of honor was 
Miss Mary Lou Leavitt, a sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Eleanor Leavitt, sister 
of the bride and Mrs. Edward Boldt, of Breckenridge, a sister of the groom. 

They all wore identical gowns of lace bodice with gauntlets and double net over taff- 
eta in orchid, nile green and yellow with head bands of white and yellow carnations. All 
carried identical colonial bouquets of white gladiolas in the center of yellow carnations 
and white streamers. They wore matching earrings, gifts of the bride. 

Junior bridesmaid was Judy Rossow of Hankinson, a niece of the groom. She wore a nile 
green gown of organdy trimmed in net with a black velvet belt arount the waist, coming to 
a bow on the side. She carried a bouquet like the bridesmaids. The little flower girl was 
Jeanette Koenig of Fargo, a friend of the bride. She wore a yellow gown identical to the 
Junior bridesmaid and carried a basket of assorted colors of sweet peas. They both wore 
heart lockets, a gift from the bride. 

The bridegroom wore a light blue gray suit with a white carnation boutonniere. He chose 
as his attendants, Daniel Schroeder, Jr., of Harvey, a cousin of the bride, Melvin Westphal, 
a brother of the groom and Edward Boldt of Breckenridge, a brother-in-law of the groom. 
They all wore bow-ties and boutonnieres. 

Ushers were Elmer Schroader, uncle of the bride and Dennis Westphal, a brother of the 
groom. They wore bow ties and boutonnieres. The bride's mother wore a lilac nylon dress 
with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations and pink roses with white ribbons. 
The groom's mother wore a pink print bemberg dress with white accessories and a corsage 
identical to the bride's mother. 

A wedding dinner was given by the bride's parents in the parish hall for 85 guests. 
The hall was decorated with orchid, green and yellow streamers with white bows to finish 
it off and vases of mixed garden flowers given by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Adolph Bernard. 

A beautiful four-tiered wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and groom centered 
the bridal table. The cake was baked and decorated by the groom's mother. 

Mrs. Dennis Westphal cut the wedding cake. She received a corsage, a gift of the 
bride. Miss Theresa Hammer of Fargo, a friend of the bride, was in charge of the guest 
book. She received a hankie and a red rose as a gift from the bride. 

Mrs. Raymond Junge and Miss Beverly Lindquist of Fargo, were in charge of the gift 

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table and received hankies and red roses as a gift from the bride. Table waitresses were: 

Julia and Valeria Bernard, Mrs. Harvey Levin, Yvonne Jasmer, Olivia Gadecke and Fay Voeltz. 

All were cousins of the couple and received organdy aprons from the bride. Those assisting 

in the kitchen were: Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Mrs. Tony Meyer, Mrs. Herman Olig and Mrs. Herb Kut- 

ter. 

In the evening the couple gave a wedding dance for all their friends and relatives at 

Hankinson. Mrs. Kenneth Westphal is a graduate of the class of "51" of the St. Francis 

Academy at Hankinson and has been employed the past fourteen months by Dr. 0. F. Vandewalker 

D. D. S. in Fargo. Mr. Westphal served twenty one months in the armed forces. Eleven of 

those in Korea. He now is employed in construction by W. J. Zitlow of Fargo. 

After a short trip to parts of Minnesota the couple are making their home in Moorhead. 

********** July 16, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reinke attended the wedding reception for Mema Jean Lum and Raymond 
Broun at Wahpeton on Saturday afternoon. 

********** July 16^ 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Ralph Seiness of Dxnnont and her mother, Mrs. Wm. Rosenkranz 
left Wednesday for Iron Mountain, MI., where they attended the wedding of the latter 's 
granddaughter, Mona Markell, held Saturday. 

********** July 16, 1953 

Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Halverson recently received an announcement of the marriage of Dr. 
Halverson's brother, A. William Halverson to Janet Louise Weber at Edmundton, Alberta, 
Canada. They expect to visit here sometime this fall. 

********** July 16, 1953 

MARGARET MOTIS WED TUESDAY 

In a double ring ceremony, Miss Margaret Ann Motis, daughter of Mrs. Clara Motis, of 
Hankinson, became the bride of Mr. Harland Hinrichs son of August Hinrichs of Tenney, MN., 
at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, July 21st, in St. Philip's Church in Hankinson. Rev. Joseph 
Huebsch officiated. Flowers decorating the altar were mixed bouquets of snapdragons, asters, 
gladiolas, carnations and button mums. 

The bride, escorted by her brother-in-law, George Jaeger of Hankinson, wore a two piece 
suit -of white linen. Her corsage was of talisman roses with carnations and pom poms. Her 
gift from the groom was a gold wrist watch with engraved band. • 

Mrs. Junior Hinrichs, of Fergus Falls, sister-in-law of the bride, was maid of honor 
and Miss Dolorita Sahli of Ipswich, SD. , friend of the bride, was bridesmaid. They wore 
two piece sharkskin suits of rose and aqua colors, respectively. Their corsages wore of 
pink and white carnations with white pom poms. 

Alan Motis and Junior Hinrichs, brothers of the bride and bridegroom were best men. 
Ushers were Gale Gabel and Marvin Peterson. Altar boys were Glen Ambach and Jackie Robinson. 

The bride carried out the old tradition, "something old, something new, something borr- 
owed, and something blue." 

Low Mass music was played and songs were sung by Sisters of St. Francis. 

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The bride's mother vore a white dress and a corsage of American Beauty roses. Follow- 
ing the ceremony a breakfast was served In the church basement for 75 guests. The bride's 
table featured a beautiful three tiered wedding cake that was made, decorated and served by 
Mrs. Jack Place. Mrs. Frank Bommersbacb was cook with Mrs. John Jaeger, Jr., assisting. 
Table waitresses were: Patsy Johnson, Loretta Sedler, LaVonne Bladow and Virginia Johnson, 
all friends of the bride. Miss Echo Ambacb poured and Miss Caroline Gerezek, cousin of the 
bride had charge of the guest book. Miss Jean Reinke and Lois Ambach had charge of the gift 
table. Mr. and Mrs. George Jaeger of this city assisted in decorating the church basement. 

The bride attended the St. Francis Academy in Hanklnson and is employed at the Haukness 
Store In Hanklnson. The groom is a graduate of the Campbell High School and is employed by 
the Soo Line. 

The couple are now spending their honeymoon in the Black Hills. For travel the bride 
chose a Navy blue dress with white accessories. Upon their return they will be at home in 
Eanklnson and will occupy an apartment in the Cunningham Flats. 

********** July 23, 1953 

DORIS SHUTT BRIDE 
FAIRMDUNT NEWS.... Miss Doris June Schutt, daughter of Mrs. Roby Schutt of Fairmount, 
became the bride of Raymond Matejcek, son of Mrs. Ann Matejcek of Fzd.rmo\mt, on Saturday, 
July 25th, at 9:30 AM., at St. John's Catholic Church in Wahpeton. Rev. Father Mehok off- 
iciated at the double ring ceremony. The nuptial music was furnished by the church choir. 

The bride wore a pink nylon ballerina length dress with blue accessories. Her corsage 
was blue roses. Her attendant was Marlys Bjerke of Fargo, a roommate and friend of the 
bride, as bridesmaid. She wore a blue nylon ballerina length dress with pink acaessories 
and had a corsage of pink roses . 

The bestman was Willard Matejcek, brother of the groom. The men had white carnation 
boutonnieres . A reception was held at noon at the home of the bride's mother with twenty 
guests present. The reception weis given by the bride's mother. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School with the class of 1949, attended 
the Wahpeton Science School and the Interstate Business School in Fargo. She was employed 
as a stenographer for the Investors Syndicate Co. at Fargo. 

Ttie groom is a graduate of the Fairmount High School Class of 1950 and is engaged in 
farming on his mother's farm with his brother Willard. 

Bie couple left on a wedding trip to Canada and Northern Minnesota and upon their return 
will make their home at the Matejcek farm. For going away the bride wore a pink linen suit. 

Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Byron Schutt of Fergus Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. 
Elmer Bernard of Fargo, Elnora Matejcek of Rapid City, SD. 

********** July 30, 1953 

MAE KINN WED TO ORVILLE FENSKE 
Miss Marlys Mae Klnn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kinn, Jr., of Hankinson, became the 
bride of Orville Fenske, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erick A. Fenske, of Hanklnson, Monday, July 20th, 
at 2 o'clock PM. , at St. Philip's Rectory, Fr. Joseph R. Huebsch officiating. 

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The bride wore a ballerina length bridal gown with lace bodice and long tapering sleeves 
nylon net skirt over taffeta. She wore a fingertip veil, held in place by a satin net cap. 
She carried a shower bouquet of garnet roses and stephanotis, centered with white lace leaves. 
Her gift from the bridegroom was a gold wrist watch. 

Attending the bride was her twin sister, Mrs. Klroy Kutzer of Fairmount, as maid of hon- 
or. She wore a line green gown, ballerina length, net over taffeta with matching netted cap. 
The bridesmaid was Miss Irene Fenske of Hankinson, sister of the groom. She wore a yel- 
low gown, ballerina length, net over taffeta with matching net cap. They carried matching 
colonial bouquets . 

The groom was attended by Harold Fenske, brother of the groom, and Frank Hermes, Jr., 
of Fairmount, friend of the bride and groom. They wore grey suits with white boutonnleres, 
maroon ties and jeweled tie clips, gifts of the groom. 

The bride's mother wore an aqua nylon dress and wore a corsage of white carnations and 
red roses. The groom's mother wore a lavender dress and wore a corsage of white carnations 
with yellow roses. 

A reception supper was given by the bride's parents in the parish hall for sixty guests. 
The table was centered with a three tiered wedding cake, decorated with white swans. Cut 
garden clowers also adorned the table. Mary Louise Kinn and Agnes Hentz, cousins of the 
bride, and Marlys Mae Mittag, friend of the bride, were waitresses. Mrs. James Bommersbach 
and Mrs. Melvin Fenske had charge of the gift table. 

The bride attended the St. Francis Academy in Hankinson and the groom is a graduate of 
the State School of Science and the Valpariso University of Indiana and is now employed by 
Equitable Life Insurance Society as administration assistant at Fargo. 

In the evening, the couple gave a wedding dance in the Legion Hall, after which they 
left on a wedding trip to the Black Hills. For travel the bride wore a white suit with 
navy accessories. On their return, the couple will make their home in Fargo. 

The out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fenske, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bierbaum, 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bierbaum, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cast and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Freeze, 
all of Willmar, MN., and Leo Gray of VJhite Rock, SD. 

********** August 6, 1953 

FAIRMOTOT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schouweiler attended a wedding Wednesday of last 

week at Hutchinson, MN., of his cousin, Geraldine Kennedy. 

********** August 6, 1953 

STILES NEWS Mrs. Leonard Winje and Mrs. Ewald Koppelman were hostesses at a bridal 

shower in honor of Karel Krohn and Lomia Pavak at the Winje home. The young couple will 
be married this week. ********** August 13, 1953 

PHYLLIS BOHN AND LLOYD BOHN WED AT GREAT BEND 

Miss Phyllis Bohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malvin Bohn of Great Bend, became the bride 
of Lloyd Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bohn, of Hankinson, on Friday at a private church 

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wedding. The wedding took place at 2:30 with Rev. John Rengstorf, pastor of the Trinity 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Great Bend, officiating at the exchange of vows. 

The bride's only attendant was Joycelyn Bohn of Tyler, a friend of the bride. Bestman 
was Jerry Lenz of Lidgerwood. The bride wore a gray suit with navy blue accessories. For 
jewelry she wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings. Her corsage consisted of pink roses. 

The bride's attendant wore a navy blue taffeta suit with white rhinestones. Her ear- 
rings were a gift of the bride. The men wore gray suits, white boutonnieres and gold tie 
clasps. The bestman' s tie clasp was a gift of the groom. 

Following the ceremony the bride's parents entertained at a wedding supper at their 

home, for the bride and groom's parents and the attendants. The table was decorated with 
garden flowers and centered with a beautiful two tiered wedding cake, decorated with a big 
red rose. The bride's mother wore a black and white taffeta dress with black accessories. 
Mrs. Robert Bohn wore a black and white silk dress with red accessories. 

In the evening a lawn party reception was held for close relatives and friends. After 
spending two weeks with the bride's parents, the newlyweds will make their home in Wahpeton. 

********** August 20, 1953 

AGNES PARKER BRIDE OF DAVID PINKHEY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Miss Agnes F. Parker of Fargo became the bride of David Pinkney, 

son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pinkney of Fairmount, on Saturday afternoon, August 15th at the 
Trinity Lutheran Church at Moorhead, MN. A wedding supper was served Saturday evening for 
the Immediate family at the home of David's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pinkney. The couple 
will make their home in Fargo where the bride will teach and the groom is employed as book- 
keeper at Swift & Co. ********** August 20. 1953 

WELL KNOWN FAIRMOUNT COUPLE MARRIED AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH 

St. Anthony's Church at Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Sunday afternoon 
August 16th, at 2:30 when Miss Janis F. Deans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Deans, of Fair- 
mount, became the bride of Pvt. Orman D. Steffens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steffens of Fair- 
mount. The Rev. Father John Greiner officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

Baskets of gladioli and baby breath decorated the church. Nuptial music was played by 
the organist, Mrs. Harvey Hedtke. She also accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Keith Moon, who 
sang "Ava Maria" and "Mother At Your Feet I'm Kneeling." 

The bride, who was escorted and given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length 
gown of white lace over taffeta styled with a fitted bodice with full hooped skirt, Peter 
Pan collar inset with pearls and rhinestones, and long sleeves which tapered to a point over 
the wrist. Her fingertip veil of illusion fell from a comation crown. She carried a bouquet 
of red roses. 

Miss Beverly Meyer, friend, was maid of honor and the bridesmaids were the bride's sis- 
ter, Mrs. Gary Jensen of Minneapolis, and a friend, Miss Lois Gebhart. Mrs. Jensen wore a 

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floor length gown of white frosted organdy over blue taffeta with full hooped skirt. Miss 
Meyer and Miss Gebhart had identical floor length gowns of blue net over taffeta with full 
hooped skirts. Each had matching headdress of imitation gardenias and carried colonial 
bouquets of roses and carnations. They wore matching gauntlets. Miss Meyer and Miss Geb- 
hart wore pearl chokers and Mrs. Jensen, wore a rhinestone necklace, gifts from the bride. 

The bestman was Lowell Steffens, brother of the groom and groomsmen were Delmer Stef- 
fens, brother of the groom, and a friend, Gene Hoefs. Ushers were friends, Daryl Thompson 
and Bernard Meyer. The men had white carnation boutonnieres. 

For her daughters wedding, Mrs. Deans wore a turquoise nylon dress with yellow and 
brown accessories. The groom's mother, Mrs. Steffens, wore a green and grey floral dress 
with white accessories. Each wore a corsage of white gladioli. 

A reception was given by the bride's parents at the Parish Hall with 96 guests present 
with Mrs. D. R. Wetherbee acting as hostess. The hall was gayly decorated with bouquets of 
flowers. The long oval table was gayly decorated with a two tiered ruffled skirt of white, 
organdy that was trimmed with sweet peas. On the table were the bride and groom's cakes 
made and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson. The bride's cake was topped with a miniature 
bride and groom, decorated with pink sweet peas and the groom's cake was also decorated 
with delicate sweet peas. Mrs. Delmer Steffens, sister-in-law of the groom, cut the wedding 
cakes. Mrs. Ronald Johnson of Moorhead, friend, poured and Miss Letha Neubauer, friend, had 
charge of the punch bowl. Miss Jeanne Ehlers, friend, presided at the guest book, and Miss 
Connie Steffens, sister of the groom, and Beverly Kramer of Wahpeton, cousin of the bride, 
had charge of the gift table. 

The bride is a graduate of the Falrmount High School with the class of 1952 and is 
employed by B. C. Thompson at the Wahpeton Drug Co., and she will continue In her position. 
The groom is a graduate of the Falrmount High School with the class of 1950 and attended 
the State School of Science at Wahpeton. He is- now serving in the U. S. Army, stationed 
at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Otter Tall Lake expecting to return to Fair- 
mount Friday. For going away the bride chose a navy blue dress with white accessories. 

Out of town "guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kramer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ort Hal- 
vorson, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Thompson, Mrs. George Plnjuv, Mrs. Keith Poppe, Miss Jeanne 
Ehlers, Miss Letha Neubauer, Mr. and Mrs. Albert. Johnson and Mrs. Donald Olson, all of Wah- 
peton, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Janesel of Wayzata, MN., Miss Shirley Rose of Dallas, TX. , Mrs. Wal- 
lace Mc Cleskey of El Paso, TX. , Mrs. Gary Jenson of Minneapolis and A2c Lowell Steffens of 
Dallas, TX. , and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Robinson of Hankinson. 

********** August 20, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Bladow and La- 
Vonne and Freida Bladow and Glenn, attended the wedding of their niece, Betty Palmquisc to 
Frank Beal at 7:30 Sunday evening at Wheaton, MN. A reception was held in the church base- 
ment after the ceremony. Mrs. A. C. Ernst of Park Falls, WI., was also a guest. 

********** August 20, 1953 

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NEW EFFINGTON Trinity Lutheran Church of Lisbon was the scene of a beautiful 

candlelight service Friday evening, Aug. 14th, when Miss Josephine Mae Richling, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Richling of Lisbon, became the bride of A2c Gary L. Monson, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Monson, of New Effington. The Rev. J. 0. Ronsberg of Lisbon and the 
Rev. K. J. Helgesen of New Effington, officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

********** August 20, 1953 

A backwoods mountaineer, finding a mirror a tourist had lost, looked into it and ex- 
claimed, "Well, if it ain't me old dad. Never knew he had his picture took!" He then sneaked 
into his shack and hid the mirror in the attic. But... his sljmess did not escape the eye of 
his suspicious wife. That night while he slept, she crept up into the attic, looked in the 
mirror and exclaimed, "So that's the old hag he's been chasin'!" 

* ********* 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Patricia Klund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Klund of North Branch, 

MN., became the bride of Roger Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nelson of North Branch, 
Saturday evening Aug. 22nd at 8 o'clock at the Methodist Church there. Those from Fairmount 

attending the wedding were the bride's aunt, , Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert and 

family and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Swanson and daughter Connie. 

********** August 27, 1953 

ATTENDS WEDDING OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martinson motored to Ashley, ND. , on Sunday, where they attended the 
wedding on Aug. 23rd at the Lutheran Church when Miss Arlene Hein became the bride of Mel- 

vin Walz of SD. The three tiered wedding cake was made and decorated by Mrs. Fred 

Martinson. Miss Hein was the former Commercial teacher for two years at Fairmount High. 

********** August 27, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Sr. and Mrs. Rupert Goerger of Wyndmere returned home 
Sunday morning from Evansville, IN., where they attended the wedding of Eugene Hipp. 

********** September 3, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sather and Larry were week-end visitors in the 

home of Mrs. Sathfer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Cornelius of rural Clarkfield, MN. On 
Sunday, Mrs. Sather was bridesmaid at the wedding of her brother, Pfc. Donald Cornelius 
who was home on furlough from Oklahoma. His bride was Delores Mae Skogrand of Watson, MN. 

* ********* September 3, 1953 
FORMER FAIRMOUNT WOMAN IS MARRIED 

Word has been received here by friends that Mrs. Esther Williams of Seldovia, Alaska, 

formerly of Fairmount, was recently married to William Kolb. 

* ********* September 3, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Althoff attended a pre-nuptial shower for their niece, Theresa Alt- 

hoff, at Mooreton Sunday afternoon. 

********** September 3, 1953 

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MILLBRANDT - HARTLEBEN 

A pretty wedding took place on Sxmday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Evangelical and 
Reformed Church, when Shirley Milbrandt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Milbrandt of Hank- 
inson, became the bride of Leroy Hartleben, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Hartleben of Hankinson 
with Rev. F. W, Paul officiating. The church was decorated with beautiful cut garden flow- 
ers. Connie Scheller played the nuptial music. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a chapel length gown, fashion- 
ed of slipper satin and chantilly lace, with matching lace on her shoulder length veil. 
She carried a bouquet of pink roses, pink carnations and white asters. The bride wore her 
mother's gold wrist watch and a white lace handkerchief, a gift from her grandmother. 

Miss Betty Jean Hartleben of Hankinson, a sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid. 
She wore a coral lace dress with net overskirt in chapel length, with lace trim, matching 
that of the bride's gown. Her bouquet was yellow roses, white carnations and pom-poms. Her 
rhinestone necklace and earrings were a gift from the bride. 

The bridegroom wore a light gray checked suit with a white carnation boutonniere. He 
chose as his attendant, Larry Milbrandt, brother of the bride, who wore a blue suit and 
blue tie. The tie was a gift of the groom. He wore a white carnation boutonniere. 

The bride's mother wore an aqua dress, trimmed with rhinestones and a corsage of pink 
and white asters. The groom's mother wore a navy blue dress and a corsage of pink and white 
asters. 

After the wedding a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Elroy Milbrandt, for Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Paul and family and forty immediate relatives and 
friend. The dinner was served cafeteria style. The wedding cake was made and decorated by 
a friend of the couple, Mrs. Leo Kinn. Table waitresses were aunts of the bride, Mrs. James 
Hrdlicka and Mrs. Frank Hrdlicka, Those assisting in the kitchen were Ella Godejohn and Mrs. 
Walter Berg. Mrs. Alfred Milbrandt, aunt of the bride, cut and served the wedding cake. The 
home was decorated with pink and white streamers. 

The couple will make their home with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hartleben, 

for the present time. The young couple were charivaried by three different groups from 

Lidgerwood, neighbors and friends. 

********** September 10, 1953 

STONE - POLFUSS 

Rev. George Kettner read the marriage vows Sunday, Sept. 6th, at 2 PM for Marlys M. 
Polfuss and Donald C. Stone in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at Hutchinson, KS. Mrs. B. 
Bailey played the organ music and accompanied the vocalist, Dudley Dodgeon. The ceremony 
was performed before an altar banked with white and yellow chrysanthemums. The pews were 
marked with white satin bows. 

The parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Polfuss of Hankinson, ND. , and Mr. 
and Mrs, N. R, Stone, 2306 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS. 

Bridal attendants were Elaine Polfuss, sister of the bride and Ronald Stone, brother 

of the bridegroom. The ushers were Delbert Wynn of Lyons, KS., and William Mesey of 

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Witchita, both friends of the couple. 

The bride wore a grey suit with blue accessories. Her corsage was of red roses. Her 
attendant wore a yellow suit also with blue accessories and a corsage of rose asters. 

The groom and his attendant wore light blue suits and a white carnation. 
Assisting at the. reception were Betty Jane Leiper, Mnes. Huldah Koering, Wayne Hawks and 
Jack Reed. 

The bride has been employed at a Wahpeton cafe. The groom attended Science School in 
Wahpeton and is now working at Lyons Machine and Mfg. Co., in Lyons. After a short honeymoon 
the newlyweds will be at home at 402 S. Douglas St., Lyons, KS. 

********** September 10, 1953 

PASBRIG - ZIEGELMAN 
Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend was the scene of a pretty fall wedding Sunday 
afternoon, Sept. 6th, at 2 o'clock, when Miss Marvel Pasbrig, daughter of Walter Pasbrig of 
rural Great Bend, became the bride of Raymond Ziegelman of Great Bend, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
August Ziegelman. The church was beautifully decorated with baskets of gladioli and garden 
flowers. Rev. J. Rengstorf officiated, using the double ring ceremony. 

The bride was lovely in a ballerina length gown of chantilly lace over white satin, 
styled with Mary Stuart sleeves, sweetheart neckline and lace bolero. Topping the full 
skirt was a lace hip length peplum. Her shoulder length veil fell from a satin headpiece 
edged in lace trimmed with orange blossoms. Rhinestone necklace and earrings were her jewelry, 
a gift of the bridegroom. She also carried a colonial bouquet of red roses. 

Matron of honor was Mrs. Alfred Ziegelman of Jamestown, a close friend of the bride. 
Her gown was an aqua net over taffeta with lace bolero and a peplum in ballerina length and 
carried a colonial bouquet of pink roses and wore a necklace and earrings, gift of the bride. 

Alfred Zeigelman of Jamestown, brother of the bridegroom, was bestman. The Lohengrim 
Wedding March was played by Mrs. H. H. Weiss, friend of the couple. The groom's mother 
wore a purple silk dress and a corsage of yellow roses. Following the ceremony a reception 
for the couple's parents, brothers and sisters, was held at the bride's home, which was 
decorated with baskets of flowers. A most beautiful two tiered wedding cake, topped with 
a miniature bride and groom and decorated with pink roses was cut by the groom's sister, 
Mrs. Wendell Pratt. Cooks were Mrs. Carl Ziegelman, Mrs. Luther Bauman and Mrs. Henry 
Dickraff. 

The couple left immediately on a short honeymoon. They will make their home on a 
farm southwest of Great Bend with the bride's father. For going away the bride wore a 
navy blue suit with red accessories. 

The bride graduated from the American School of Correspondence and Valley City State 
Teachers College. She taught the No. 5 school in Great Bend. Mr. Ziegelman served in the 
Army for two years and then farmed with his father. 

Those attending the wedding from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Leland Mostad and Sher- 
man of Grand Forks and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ziegelman of Jamestown. 

********** September 10, 1953 

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SIMON - SCHELLER 

Brothers of a bride and bridegroom celebrated a solemn high mass that united a couple 
in marriage at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Bismarck, while younger brothers of 
the nuptial pair were the servers. 

Miss Margaret Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Simon, 420 Avenue B., became the 
bride of Thomas G. Scheller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scheller, Hankinson, at a double 
ring ceremony in the Cathedral on Aug. 8th. Celebrants at the 9 AM., mass were the Rev. 
Al. Simon and the Rev. Ray Scheller They were assisted by the Rev. Sylvester Treinen. 
Servers were James and William Simon and Charles and Dennis Scheller, Sister Herman, 0. S. 
B., rendered traditional nuptial music on the organ and accompanied the Sisters' Choir. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a white gown featuring a bodice of 
chantilly lace over satin with a peter pan collar and long sleeves. The skirt of tulle 
over satin extended into a train. A cap trimmed with seed pearls held her veil of net ill- 
usion in place. 

Mrs. Douglas Griep, New Effington, SD. , sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor. 
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Thomas Mc Hale, Hopkins, MN., and Mrs. Thomas Schmitz, Perham, MN. 
All wore strapless gowns of nile green net styled with jackets to match. 

James Scheller, Winnett, MT., attended his brother as bestman. Groomsmen were Robert 
Simon and Bernard Simon, brothers of the bride. Steve Mc Quade, was the ringbearer. 

A dinner was held in St. Mary's Central High School for 60 guests. Approximatley 200 
persons attended a reception from 1 until 3 PM in the Cathedral Club rooms at which Mr. and 
Mrs. Sam Mc Quade of Bismarck were hosts. 

Mrs. L. H. Carufel and Mrs. Joe Sahli poured. Miss Pat Muehl was in charge of the 
guest book and Miss Jean Robidou was at the gift table. Serving punch were Mrs. William 
Wehner, Miss Norma Smith and Miss Mary Ka Braus. The wedding cake was cut sind served by 
Mrs. H. D. Harding, Mrs. C. J. Enders, Mrs. Fred Wilhelm and Miss Mae Maassen. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Mary's High School and the college of St. Benedict at 
St. Cloud, MN. At present, she is a bio-chemist doing research work at the Univ. of Minn, 
in Minneapolis. The bridegroom holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is employed by the 
Scony-Vacuum Oil Co., at St. Paul. 

The newlyweds are making their home at 324 E. Franklin in Minneapolis. A combination 
lawn supper and miscellaneous shower honored the bride, prior to her marriage, in the back- 
yard of the home at Mrs. L. H. Carufel, 608 W. Thayer Ave. Co-hostesses with Mrs. Carufel 
were Mrs. A. P. Rausch and Mrs. Fred Wilhelm. 

********** September 10, 1953 

KLEIN - BRAUN 
A pretty wedding took place during nuptial high mass at 9 o'clock AM., on Sept. 2nd, 
at St. Philip's Church when Marcella Kathryn Klein, daughter of Mrs. Mella Klein of Hank- 
inson, became the bride of Gilbert William Braun, son of Mr. snd Mrs. Henry Braun of Ros- 
holt, SD. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Father G. C. Bierens. The church 

was decorated with beautiful garden cut flowers. 

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The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, William Klein of White Rock, was 
attired in a floor length gown of white satin and imported chantilly lace, fashioned with 
a cathedral length train. It featured a full bouffant satin skirt with a wide lace panel 
extending from the waist line to the hem in the center front and a fitted lace bodice with 
Mandarin neckline and long pointed sleeves. Her finger tip length veil of all silk imported 
illusion was held in place by a lace tiara with rhinestone and seed pearl trim. She carried 
a bouquet of red roses. Her gift from the groom was a pearl necklace and earrings. 

The matron of honor was Mrs. Arthur Baer of St. Zazianz, WI., a friend of the bride. 
She wore a gown of hyacinth tulle net over a taffeta skirt, with a fitted bodice, fashioned 
with a lace bolero. The bridesmaid was Marietta Braun of Rosholt, SD., sister of the groom. 
She wore a gown of American Beauty, bouffant net over taffeta demurely fashioned with a shawl 
collar. The billowing skirt was adorned with tiny ruffles about the hip line. Both carried 
mixed bouquets of white pom poms and chrysanthemums. Both wore matching pearl necklaces and 
earrings, gifts of the bride. 

The bridegroom chose as his attendants, Eugene Klein of Hankinson, brother of the bride 
and Delmar Braun of Rosholt, SD., brother of the groom. Ushers were Maurice Braun, brother 
of the goom and Ennis Krause, cousin of the groom. Both are from Rosholt, SD. 

The bride's mother wore a navy sheer crepe dress with matching accessories. The groom's 
mother was attired in a fuschia crepe dress with black accessories. They both wore corsages 
of white roses. A breakfast was served at the home of Mrs. Nick Benroth of Hankinson for 
the wedding party following the ceremony. 

Dinner was served to approximately 65 guests at the bride's home following a reception 
in the afternoon. Supper was served to 120 guests. 

A beautiful three tiered wedding cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Wm. Krause, aunt 
of the groom. Table waitresses were Valaria Krause, Beata Krause, Jean Levin, Donna Stur- 
gess, Erma Peter sdorf and Kathleen Evans. 

Miss Lavon Klein, sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest book. The bride 
is a graduate of St. Francis Academy at Hankinson and has been employed by the International 
Milling Co., in Minneapolis. The groom is a farmer west of White Rock, SD. 

The bride wore, as her going away costume, a cocoa brown suit with matching accessories. 
They went on a honeymoon trip through the western states after which they will be at home on 
the groom's farm near White Rock. 

Out of town guests attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Braun and family, Breckenridge; 
Mr. and Mrs. Al Braun and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Braun and family, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. 
Braun and family, all of Wheaton, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baer of St. Zazianz, WI., Mr. 
and Mrs. Clarance Bergotreser and family of Sauk Rapids, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hoffman, 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. John Noumberg, all of Graceville, MN. 

********** September 10, 1953 

E. W. FRANZ WED AT BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA 

At a double ring ceremony, vows were spoken in the Lutheran Church at Bismarck 

on the 29th of August when Miss Irene Nan.... Toman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

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Toman, Jr. of and Emmanuel William Franz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz, of Hank- 

inson. Baskets of assorted gladioli decorated the altar. The Rev. Norman rauer offic- 
iated. Miss Ruth Rask, of Mandan, presided at the organ, playing "I Love You Truly" and the 
"Lord's Prayer." 

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a self fashioned floor length gown of 
nylon sheer shadow embroidery over bridal satin. The bodice had a Peter Pan collar and fitted 
sleeves which came to a point over the wrist. Her shoulder length veil was caught by a bead- 
ed crown. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white gladioli. 

The matron of honor was Mrs Rask of Mandan, sister of the bride. She wore a rust 

gown with a matching She wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, a gift of 

the bride. 

Mrs. Tony Schnell of Torrance, CA. , sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. She wore a 
green taffeta gown with a net overskirt. Her rhinestone necklace was a gift of the bride. 
Diane Franz, sister of the groom, was flower girl. She wore a gown of yellow taffeta and 
carried a basket of rose petals. The bridesmaid and matron of honor wore corsages of pink 
camelias. 

The Mothers of the bride and groom both wore navy blue dresses with white and navy 
accessores. Their corsages were of pink camelias. 

Bestman was Ernest Rask of Mandan, brother-in-law of the bride. Groomsman was Tony 
Schnell of Torrance, CA. , a brother-in-law of the groom. Ernie Rask, nephew of the bride 
was ringbearer. 

After a reception at the Mandan Country Club, the couple left on a honeymoon to the 
Black Hills. Mr. and Mrs. Franz will make their home in Bismarck. 

********** September 17, 1953 

MISS DOROTHY ANDERSON WED IN MINNEAPOLIS 

Before an altar banked with baskets of gladioli, Miss Dorothy Mae Anderson and John 
Fenton Manning were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 22nd, at 9 AM. , at St. Albert's the 
Great Catholic Church, Minneapolis. Father Neugent performed the double ring ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson of Hankinson and the groom 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Manning of Ladysmith, WI. The bride was attired in a floor 
length original gown of imported chantilly lace over blueish pink satin. It was designed 
with pointed sleeves, sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and full skirt. A tiara of seed 
pearls held the bride's veil in place and she carried a bouquet of white baby mums, encir- 
cled in tulle with white streamers centered with a white orchid. 

Matron of honor, Mrs. Gerald Torgerson, of Hammer, SD. , was attired in a floor length 
dress of turquoise net over satin, designed with a lace bodice and jacket of lace. She wore 
a head shadow crown of turquoise tulle. The flower girls were Nancy and Bonnie King, of 
Hankinson, nieces of the bride. They were attired in gowns of floor length organdy and 
carried old fashioned nosegays of rose buds. 

Michael Manning, of Des Moines, lA. , acted as best man and usher was Earl Netzinger, of 

of Minneapolis. The bride was given in marriage by her father. 

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A reception was held at the Curtis Hotel for the immediate families. A bridal dinner 
was given by the groom's parents following the rehearsal Friday evening in the Evergreen 
Room of the Curtis Hotel. 

A wedding trip was taken along the north shore drive into Canada, and the young couple 
are now at home at 4724 30th Ave. S., Minneapolis, following their return August 30th. 

The bride attended the St. Francis Academy at Hankinson and is employed by J. Raymond, 
St. Paul. The groom is a graduate of Ladysmith High School and attended Wayland Academy 
and the Univ. of Wisconsin. He is employed by D. W. Onan and Sons, Minneapolis. 

********** September 17, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Wrolstad and son Earliss attended the wedding of 

their son and brother, Darrell, near Minot, ND., last week. 

********** September 17, 1953 

AGNES HENTZ WED TDESDAY 

At a Nuptial High Mass at St. Philip's Church, Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, at 9 AM. , Agnes 
E. Hentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hentz, became the bride of Orville King, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Math King of Fairmount. Rev. Joseph Huebsch officiated at the double ring cere- 
mony. After the mass, the bride dedicated a bouquet of gladiolas to the Blessed Virgin 
Mary. The altar was decorated with gladiolas and white daisies, the Blessed Virgin's altar 
with petunias and white daisies. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a floor length gown of alen- 
con lace and nylon tulle. Her jacket of lace was fashioned with a modified stand up color 
and scalloped waist forming a point over the bouffant skirt of nylon tulle and satin. She 
wore a cap style veil decorated with rows of pearls and net extending to the waist. She 
carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses and stephanotis. The bride's only jewelry were pearl 
earrings, gift of the groom. 

The maid of honor was Louise Hentz, sister of the bride. She wore a dress of Mayflower 
rose nylon net and velveteen. Her colonial bouquet was of pom poms and asters. Bridesmaid 
was Grace Anna Reinke, cousin of the bride. Her gown was of ancadia blue nylon net and vel- 
veteen. She carried a colonial bouquet of pompoms and asters. Both attendants had head 
dresses of braided velveteen and rhinestone and wore a single strand of pearls, a gift of 
the bride. 

Best men were John King, cousin of the groom and Lloyd King, brother of the groom. 
Both men wore white boutonnieres. The bride's mother wore a brown dress with a corsage of 
yellow and white pompoms. The groom's mother wore a cord dress of black and red with a cor- 
sage of yellow and white pompoms. The bride's grandmother wore a blue print dress with a 
corsage of pompoms and carnations. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was given by the bride's parents in the church 
parlors to 75 guests. A reception was held at 2:30 PM to 140 guests. The dinner and recep- 
tion was in charge of Circle 4 of which Mrs. Leo J. Kinn is leader. Table waitresses were 
cousins of the bride: Mary Louise Kinn, Delphine Lenzen and Shirley Wawers. They wore cor- 
sages, gifts of the bride. 

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In charge of the guest book was Mrs. James Hentz. She wore a corsage of chrysanthe- 
mums, a gift of the bride. The wedding cake was made by Matilda Birnbaum, friend of the 
family. The four tiered wedding cake was decorated with blue and rose sweetpeas and was 
topped with a miniature bride and groom with bells and orchids. 

Flowers for. the altar were furnished by Mrs. John M. Krump and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Birn- 
baum. The bride received many lovely and useful gifts. 

After the reception the bride and groom went to visit the bride's aunt, Mrs. Tony Len- 
zen. Mrs. Lenzen could not attend the wedding because of poor health. 

Mrs. King has been teaching school in this vicinity and Mr. King is engaged in farming. 
The couple are now on a trip through the badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota. The 
bride chose for traveling a grey orlon dress. 

********** September 24, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENTS 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Meyers of Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Louise Elayne to Wayburn Severn Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Erickson of Wyndmere. 

Miss Meyers is a graduate of the St. Francis Academy of Hankinson and is now employed 
at the Wahpeton Hotel Coffee Shop. Mr. Erickson attended Wyndmere High School and is emp- 
loyed at comstock Contractors. No date has been set for the wedding. 

********** September 24, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ehlers of Fairmount announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Carol Jeanne, to Charles T. Bertelsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Holger Bertelsen, also of Fair- 
mount. Carol is employed at the Otter Tail Power Company in Wahpeton and Charles is work- 
ing on a farm. They have planned a fall wedding. 

* ********* September 24, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Robert Whitehead and son, Edward, and Mrs. Herman dig attended 

the wedding of the former Fairmount girl, Dorothy Beeler to William Simon, which was held 
Wednesday morning, Sept. 23rd, at Oakes. 

********** October 1, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Lingen attended the wedding of Louise Ann Stulc to Albert Mikesch at 
Lidgerwood Monday. ********** October 1, 1953 

ROSHOLT GIRL BECOMES BRIDE OF GEORGE GABBERT JR. 
Wedding vows were spoken at a candlelight ceremony Sunday evening, Sept. 20th, in the 
Walla Lutheran Church of New Effington, SD., by Arlett Holm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas 
Holm of Rosholt and George Gabber t, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gabbert, Sr., of Hank- 
inson. Floorstands of white mums, yellow pompoms and oak leaves with fall flowers were used 
in decorating the altar. 

The Rev. A. T. Bergquist officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Delia Dykstra 
of Rosholt played the nuptial music and accompanied the soloist, Miss Muriel Knudsen of 
New Effington who sang "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer." 

The bride wore a suit dress of powder blue rayon faille with rust accessories. Her 

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corsage was of yellow roses. Her gift from the groom was rhinestone earrings. Mrs. Marcus 
Borchardt of Fairmount, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a rust dress with 
with navy blue accessories. Her corsage was of bronze mums. She wore a pearl necklace and 
earrings, a gift of the bride. 

The bride's mother wore a violet dress with beige and black accessories and the bride- 
groom's mother wore a blue dress with black accessories. Mrs. Ingrid Lybeck, grandmother 
of the bride, wore a violet dress with black accessories. Their corsages were of pink and 
white carnations. 

The groom wore a dark blue suit and his gift from the bride was cuff links and clip. 
He was attended by his brother, Charles Gabbert of Moorhead, who wore a gray suit. Ushers 
were Howard Gabbert and Eldean Holm, brothers of the bride and groom. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors to 125 guests with 
Mrs. Ray Feltpn, Mrs. 0. K. Olson, Mrs. Leonard Holm and Mrs. Johnny Ellingson as hostesses. 

The bridal table featured a beautiful three tiered wedding cake which was served by 
Mrs. Ted Highum, sister of the groom and Mrs. Louis Gabbert, a cousin. Mrs. Richard Keller 
and Miss Marjorie Schultz were table waitresses. Miss Audrey Phillips was in charge of the 
guest book and Mrs. Gerald Bates and Mrs. Vernon Hanson were at the gift table. 

The bride graduated from the Rosholt High School and was employed by Northwestern Bell 

Telephone Co., at Wahpeton. The groom is a graduate of Morris Agriculture School of Morris, 

MN. 

The couple spent their honeymoon in the Black Hills and at northern Minnesota points. 

The couple will make their home on a farm near Hankinson where the groom is engaged in farming. 

Out ot town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Dale, Webster City, lA. , Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. 

Pringle, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pringle, all of Minneapolis; Mrs. Evantkea Pringle, Cottonwood, 

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Highum, Granite Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gabbert and family, Moorhead, 

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hanson and family, Hawley, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lubben and family, Nor- 

cross, Mrs. Ingrid Lybeck, Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bates, Elbow Lake, Mr. and Mrs. 

Richard Keller, Tenny. 



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October 8, 1953 



Miss Helen Mae Bagus accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Banish of Rutland to Perham, MN., 
Saturday morning to attend the wedding of Virginia Bemauer to Warren Pietyl at the Blessed 
Sacrament Church. Mrs. Pietyl 's brother, who is a priest, performed the ceremony. Miss 
Bagus, Mrs. Banish and Mrs. Pietyl are classmates. 

********** October 8, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Roth of Hankinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Arlene, 
to Richard Willson, son of S. A. Willson of Fairmount, ND. A November wedding is being 
planned. ********** October 15, 1953 



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BRIDAL SHOWER HONORS LORRAINE BUCK 

Miss Lorraine Buck was an honored guest at a bridal shower which was held Tuesday even- 
ing Oct. 6th, at the First English Lutheran Church parlors. 

The program was as follows: Song: "The Wedding Chimes," with Carolyn Wettstein playing 
her own accompaniment, a vocal solo by Mrs. Keith Moon, "Deep Purple" and "I'll Be Seeing 
You Again" accompanied by Mrs. Dan Linehan and a reading "Daisy Petals" by Mrs. Arthur Goodin. 
After the program the honored guest opened her gifts and was assisted by her attendants. Miss 
Mavis Koppelman, a friend from Wahpeton, and her cousin, Janice Buck. 

Lorraine was the recipient of many lovely gifts after which a lunch was served by the 
following hostesses: Mrs. Ed Steffens, Mrs. Holger Bertelsen, Mrs. T. Branson, Mrs. Clay 
Oberle, Mrs. Chet Mead, Mrs. Elmer Wettstein, Mrs. Walter Gebhart, Mrs. Donald Ennen and Mrs. 
Frank Grundysen. Ice cream was a treat from the bride-to-be's mother, Mrs. Fred Buck. 

Out of town guests at the shower were Mrs. Robert Bladow, Mrs. Ralph Bladow, Mrs. Aug- 
ust Medenwaldt, Mrs. Mary Sander and daughters, all of Hankinson, Mrs. Fred Mahler, Mrs. Nor- 
bert Hamman and Mary of Tenney, MN., and Mrs. Elroy Koppelman of Tyler, ND. 

Miss Lorraine Buck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buck of Fairmount, will become the 
bride of Clarence Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow of Hankinson on Saturday, Oct. 
24th, at 3 PM. The wedding will take place at the First English Lutheran Church at Fairmount. 

********** October 15, 1953 

SPRECKELS - PRASHEK 

Bernice Spreckels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spreckels and James Prashek, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Prashek of rural Lidgerwood were united in marriage at St. Philip's 
Church on Saturday, Oct. 10th, at 9 o'clock with the Rev. Joseph Huebsch officiating at the 
double ring nuptial low mass. The mass servers were Ronald Hipp, nephew of the bride and 
Charles Boll, son of Wm. Boll. The couple's only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. John Hipp of 
Mc Clusky, ND., sister and brother-in-law of the bride. 

The bride and her attendant wore brown street length dresses. Their bouquets were of 
pink roses with stephanotis and white mums, respectively. 

The bride's mother wore a flamingo colored dress embroidered with pearls. The groom's 
mother wore a royal blue dress. Both wore corsages of white baby mums. 

The wedding dinner was held in St. Philip's Hall for about 68 guests. Those who pre- 
pared and served the dinner were Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Mrs. Jack Robinson, Mrs. Ted Stack, 
Mrs. Jean Reinke and Mrs. Paul Milbrandt. 

Mrs. Walter Haas, sister of the bride, had charge of the gift table. Miss Dorothy Griep- 
entrog, friend of the bride, had charge of the guest book. Mrs. Tillie Radloff baked and 
decorated the three tiered wedding cake. 

Guests traveling a distance to attend the wedding were Laura Eyrich, Margaret Lehrke of 
Jamestown, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Palzer and Rosie Novotny of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
Haas, Joe Mc Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Novotny of St. Paul. 

********** October 22, 1953 



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MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. Albert Relland and Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Poss returned Friday 

evening from California where they had gone to be present at the wedding of Rosemary Reil- 
and at Los Angeles. ********** October 22, 1953 

C. BLADOW WEDS FAIRMOUNT GIRL 

The First English Lutheran Church of Fairmount was the scene of a pretty wedding Satur- 
day afternoon, October 24th, at 3 o'clock when Miss Lorraine Adella Buck, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred C. Buck of Fairmount, became the bride of Clarence Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob- 
ert H. Bladow of Hankinson. Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiated at the double ring ceremony. 

The church and altar were decorated with bouquets of flowers, consisting of mums and 
fall leaves. Fall leaves also decorated the pews. 

Traditional wedding marches and music were played by the organist. Miss Margaret Rubb- 
ert, who wore a gold satin formal. She also accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Keith Moon, who 
sang "Today O'Lord" and "Two Hearts in One United." Mrs. Moon wore a light copper formal 
and each had a corsage. 

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. She was attired in a white 
gown, styled with fitted bodice of satin edged lace, a nylon net yoke edged in lace, with 
tiny buttons down the back to the full skirt of nylon net over satin and long sleeves which 
tapered to a point at the wrist. Her fingertip veil of illusion was held in place by a 
bonnet trimmed with tiny seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses and her only jew- 
elry was a three strand pearl necklace, a gift of the bridegroom. She carried out the old 
traditional, wearing something old, new, borrowed, and blue and a penny in her shoe. 

The maid of honor was Miss Mavis Koppelman of Wahpeton, friend of the bride, who wore 
a rose gown, and bridesmaid was Miss Janice Buck, cousin of the bride, of Fairmount, who 
wore a green gown, and the flower girl was the bride's friend, Mona Wahl of Fergus Falls, Mn. , 
who wore yellow. The attendants had identical gowns of net over taffeta with matching vel- 
veteen jackets, each with matching headbands. The maid of honor carried a fan shaped bouquet 
of yellow roses. The bridesmaid carried a similar bouquet of pink roses and the flower girl 
carried a small, white, crocheted basket of mums. 

The ring bearer was Leon Bladow of Hankinson, nephew of the groom, who wore a grey jac- 
ket with black trousers and carried the rings on a heart shaped satin pillow. 

The bestman was Eldon Bladow, brother of the bridegroom and groomsman was Willard Bla- 
dow, brother of the bridegroom. Ushers were Willard Hamman of Tenny, MN., and Dennis Bou- 
mont of Wahpeton, friends of the couple. The men had identical grey suit jackets with 
black trousers and each had red carnation boutonnieres. 

For her daughters wedding Mrs. Buck wore a purple dress with black accessories. The 
groom's mother, Mrs. Bladow, wore a blue dress with black accessories. Each had a corsage 
of pink roses. Mrs. John Buck, grandmother of the bride, wore a floral dress and had a 
corsage of pink roses. Mrs. John Buck, grandmother of the bride, wore a floral dress and 
had a corsage of red and white carnations . 

After the ceremony, a wedding reception was given by the bride's parents in the church 
parlors with about 175 guests present. A lovely five tiered wedding cake, topped with a 

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miniature bride and groom, was made and decorated by Mrs. Waif red Larson. The bridal 
party were seated at a table, decorated with flowers, candles and nut cups, topped with a 
wedding bell. 

Mrs. Ralph Bladow of Hankinson, sister-in-law of the groom, and Mrs. Willis Prochnow, 
cousin of the bride, of Fairmount, cut the wedding cake. Mrs. Charles Templeton and Mrs. 
Carl Swanson, great aunts of the bride, poured. Mrs. Clemens Buck, aunt of the bride, and 
Mrs. Charles Swanson, the bride's cousin, had charge of the punch bowl. Ice cream was ser- 
ved by the bride's aunts, Mrs. Wesley Gowin, Wheaton, and Mrs. John Muehler. 

The waitresses were the cousin of the bride, Claudia Gowin of Wheaton and the bride's 
friend, Corrine Wettstein. Those assisting in the kitchen were friends of the bride: Mrs. 
Thad Branson, Mrs. Elmer Wettstein, Mrs. Walter Gebhart, Mrs. Holger Bertelsen, Mrs. Chester 
Mead, Mrs. Clayton Oberle, Mrs. Ed Steffens, Mrs. Donald Ennen, Mrs. Saraphine Kolbe and 
Mrs. Pete Jenson. 

Mrs. Donald Prochnow had charge of the guest book and Margaret Pankow of Hankinson and 
Monica Koppelman of Tyler presided at the gift table. 

After the reception, members of the bridal party and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow, Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Buck, Miss Janice Garske of Fargo and friends of the groom from Wisconsin 
were entertained at a luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moon. 

The bride is a graduate of the Fairmount High School and was employed about a year and 
a half as bookkeeper in the Court House in Wahpeton. At the present time she was at home. 
The groom is a graduate of the Wahpeton High School, attended the State School of Science, 
served in the armed forces for two years, and is now employed as teller at the Citizens 
National Bank in Wahpeton. 

The couple left on a short wedding trip in Minnesota and upon their return will estab- 
lish their home in Wahpeton. For going away, the bride chose a rose knit dress with black 
accessories and wore a corsage of red roses. 

Many guest attended the wedding from Hankinson, Wahpeton and Wisconsin. 

********** October 29, 1953 

VERNON EBEL MARRIES WASHINGTON GIRL OCT. 10 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebel received an announcement of the marriage of their son, Vernon, 
of North Richland, WA., to Arlene De Vries, also of North Richland. The marriage took place 
Oct. 10th, at Coeur d' Alene, ID. 

They are making their home in North Richland where Vernon is employed. 

********** October 29, 1953 

MANTADOR Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffman, Donna and Junior of Lubbock, TX. , came Mon- 
day spend a week at the Hoffman home. They also attended the Thlel - Puetz wedding. 

********** October 29, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fust and family attended the wedding of Grace Trittin to Merle 
Bartnick Saturday evening. The wedding and reception was at the Immanuel Church of rural 
Lidgerwood. ********** October 29, 1953 

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Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Green motored to Oakes on Monday, Oct. 19th, where they attended 
the wedding of Mrs. Green's niece. Norma Pfeifer, to Walter Weise of Oakes. The couple 
were married in the Charles Borromeo Church. Lois Green of Minneapolis served as one of 
the bridesmaids. Miss Pfeifer made her home with the E. W. Green family while she attend- 
ed the St. Francis Academy. The couple will live on the groom's farm near Oakes. 

********** October 29, 1953 

(Picture shown) ... .Married in Fairmount Saturday, Oct. 21st, were Lorraine Buck, daug- 
hter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buck and Clarence Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bladow, of 
Hankinson. They exchanged vows at the First English Lutheran Church and will make their 
home in Wahpeton. ********** November 5, 1953 

LLOYD KUTTER WED TO LIDGERWOOD GIRL IN CEREMONY FRIDAY EVENING. 

The wedding vows of Marjory Berner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Berner of Lidgerwood, 
and Lloyd Kutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kutter, of Hankinson, were spoken Friday eve- 
ning, Oct. 30th, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Lidgerwood. 

Rev. L. H. Vogel officiated at the double ring candlelight ceremony. Mrs. L. H. Vogel 

played the nuptial music and accompanied Berner, brother of the bride, who sang "The 

Lord's Pray" and the choir who sang "0 Perfect Love." 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown with a tiered 
skirt of nylon net over satin. The fitted bodice of chantilly lace featured a peter pan 
collar and long fitted sleeves, pointed at the wrist. Her fingertip veil of French imported 
Illusion fell from a Juliet cap and she carried a bouquet of white carnations with a cluster 
of yellow orchids. Her jewelry was a single strand of pearls and pearl earrings, gifts 
from the bridegroom. 

een Kutter, sister of the groom, maid of honor and bridesmaid, Gertrude Franze of 

Alexandria, MN., friend of the bride, were gowned alike. Their floor length dresses were 
powder blue net over tafetta. They wore rhinestone earrings and necklaces, gifts of the 
bride. They carried crescent bouquets of pom poms and white 

....il and Claudette Berner of the bride, served as attendants. Their 

identical floor length dresses were of powder blue net over taffeta. They wore single 

strands of blue ..... pearls, a gift of the bride. They carried crescent bouquets of 

yellow pom poms. 

The bridegroom wore a navy blue business suit while his cousins, Maurice Kutter and 
Carroll Bisek, who attended him as best man and grooms man, respectively, wore gray. Each 
wore a tie, a gift of the bridegroom. Ushers were Norbert Weinkauf, uncle of the bridegroom 
and Arthur Berner, a brother of the bride. The bridegroom wore a white carnation boutonniere 
while his attendants, the fathers, grandfathers and soloist, wore white pom-poms. 

The bride's mother wore a grey dress with black accessories and the bridegroom's mother 
wore a navy blue dress with black accessories. The grandmothers of the groom, Mrs. Louise 
Kutter, wore a black dress and black accessories while Mrs. F. W. Weinkauf wore a royal 
blue dress with wine accessories. Their corsages were of white carnations with baby roses. 

After the ceremony a reception for 175 guests was held in the church parlors with Mrs. 

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Ray. Berner and Mrs. Arthur Berner, sisters-in-law of the bride, pouring, 

Carol Benson of Wahpeton, ND., was in charge of the guest book, while Mrs. Archie Sti- 
bal and Betty Lesch arranged the gifts. 

Those assisting with the serving were the aunts of the bride and Mrs. Charles Kath, 
Mrs. Fred Wahl, Eleanor Kackman, Marion Kutter, Sharon Kohoutek, Janice Kackman, Ella Trit- 
tin, Ardeen Marohl and Donna Marohl. 

The wedding cake was baked and decorated by Mrs. Ray Kutter and Mrs. Wencil Bisek, aunts 
of the bridegroom. The church parlors were decorated by Mrs. Ray Kutter. 

For travel, the bride chose a lavender and black suit with black accessories. The 
couple spent several days in Winnepeg, Canada. The bride is a graduate of Lidgerwood High 
School and is now in a school of nursing in Fargo. The groom is also a graduate of the 
Lidgerwood High School and the State School of Science at Wahpeton and will now be station- 
ed at Adak, Alaska, in the U. S. Navy. 

********** November 5, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. George Hedtke and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steffens and 

and family attended the wedding of a niece, Renata Trittin of Hankinson to Sherman Fellbaumn 
which was held Tuesday evening at Lidgerwood. Connie Steffens of Fairmount was a bridesmaid. 

********** November 5, 1953 

WAWERS - WILLIAMS VOWS SPOKEN ON FRIDAY 

Miss Edith Williams of Wahpeton became the bride of Cpl. Jacob Wawers, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jake Wawers of Fairmount, Friday morning, Oct. 30th, at 11 o'clock at Webster, SD. 

The bride wore a grey suit with black accessories. Her only attendant was the groom's 
sister, Mrs. Raymond Holz of Rosholt, SD. , who wore a black dress with white accessories. 

The bestman was John King of Fairmount, friend of the groom. Others attending the 
wedding were the groom's father, Jake Wawers. 

Cpl. and Mrs. Wawers left on Saturday evening for Ft. Lewis, WA. , where he is station- 
ed serving in the Army. ********** November 5, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Marriage vows were exchanged by Miss Olive Ostby, youngest daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ostby and Allen Olson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. David Olson, on 
Saturday, Oct. 25th, at 3 PM. Both are of rural New Effington. Rev. A. H. Gjevre, the 
bride's pastor, officiated at the double ring ceremony solemnized before the altar at Beth- 
ania Lutheran Church at Rosholt. 

Both the bride and groom were born and raised in this community. Mrs. Olson has been 
employed the past two summers and last winter at the Francis Renelt farm and this fall has 
been working in Minneapolis. The bride has been staying at home helping with the housework 
and assisting her invalid mother. 

The happy couple left, after a short honeymoon, for Minneapolis where they will reside. 

********** November 12, 1953 

BRIDAL SHOWER HONORS CAROL JEANNE EHLERS 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Miss Carol Jeanne Ehlers was an honored guest at a bridal shower 

which was held Monday evening, Nov. 9th, at the First English Lutheran Church parlors. 

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The program for the evening consisted of a reading entitled, "Entertaining Sister's 
Beau," by Charlene Everson, a vocal solo, "I'll Walk Beside You" by Mrs. Gordon Williams, 
and an original reading written by Miss Lois Gebhart was read by Mrs. Robert Miller. 

The honored guest received many lovely gifts and was assisted by her sister, Mrs. Mer- 
lin Miller and Mary Lou Bertelsen. A very nice lunch was served by the following hostesses; 
Mrs. Thad Branson, Mrs. Fred Buck, Mrs. Don Ennen, Mrs. Louren Sund, Mrs. Robert Miller, Mrs. 
Ivan Miller, Mrs. C. V. Kutzer, Mrs. Rex Branson, Mrs. Dick Kurtz and Mrs. Frank Grundysen. 

********** November 12, 1953 

LILLIAN LENZ WED TO F. SCHMITZ 

Miss Lillian Lenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Lenz, Jr., of Hankinson, became the 
bride of Frank Schmitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmitz of Mantador, Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 
at 2:30 PM at St. Peter and Paul's Rectory at Mantador, Rev. Fr. Miller officiating. 

The bride wore a ballerina length bridal gown of white schlfflf embroidered nylon tulle 
over accordion pleated tulle and satin. Over the fitted bodice she wore a spencer jacket 
with long tapering sleeves, Peter Pan collar and tiny buttons down the front. Her finger- 
tip length veil of silk imported illusion was held in place by a lace crown with rhinestones 
and seed pearl trim. She carried a bouquet of white roses and pink rosebuds. Her gift from 
the groom was a pearl necklace and earrings. 

The matron of honor was Mrs. Howard Helland, sister of the bride. She wore a ballerina 
length gown of blue net over satin, with matching headdress and gloves. She carried a col- 
onial bouquet of pink pompoms and wore pearl earrings, a gift of the bride. 

The bridegroom wore a light gray suit with a white rose boutonniere and a gold tie bar 
and cuff links, a gift of the bride. The groom was attended by Louis Schmitz, brother of 
the groom and wore a dark gray suit and a white carnation boutonniere. 

The bride's mother wore a raspberry dress with black accessories while the groom's 
mother wore a blue dress with gray and black accessories. They both wore corsages of white 
and pink roses. The bride's grandmother, Mrs. Martha Rich of White Rock, SD., wore a dark 
dress with matching accessories and a corsage of white roses. 

The reception, given by the bride's parents, was held in the school parlors for about 
75 guests. It was decorated with rose and white streamers, fall flowers and candles. The 
table was decorated with a beautiful three tiered wedding cake, topped with a miniature 
bride and groom, and decorated with pink roses. 

La Verne Lenz, sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest book and gift table. 
She wore a corsage of white and pink roses and pearl earrings, a gift from the bride. 
Table waitresses were Germaine Olson, Florence Pellman, Theresa Fettes, Jean Luebke, Inez 
Pellman and Janice Althoff . Cooks were Mrs. H. Nepper and Mrs. Albert Reiland. 

For travel, the bride wore a green knit suit with brown accessories and a corsage of 
pink roses. On their return, the couple will make their home at Billings, MT. 

***** ***** November 19, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Ebel announce the engagement of their daughter, Phyllis Jean, 

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to Mr. Earl Sillman of Lorain, OH. Phyllis is a graduate of the Hankinson Public School. 
The wedding date is set for Nov. 28th, at Lorain. 

********** November 19, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT COUPLE WED SUNDAY 

Wedding vows were spoken at a candlelight ceremony Sunday evening, Nov. 15th, in the 
St. John's Lutheran Church at Tyler, by Carol Jeanne Ehlers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Ehlers of Fairmount and Charles Bertelsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Holger Bertelsen of Fairmount. 

Bouquets of white and shrimp colored chrysanthenmums , fern trees and candelabra decor- 
ated the altar. Huckleberry greens and white satin bows and candles decorated the aisle 
posts. The Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Mavis Koppel- 
man of Wahpeton played the nuptial music and accompanied the soloist, Lyle Jacobson, also 
of Wahpeton, who sang, "Today, Oh Lord" before the ceremony and "The Lord's Prayer" during 
the ceremony. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white 
Venetian lace over net and satin, fashioned with a full bouffant skirt, fitted bodice with 
nylon tulle yoke and portrait neckline with Mary Stuart sleeves. She wore a fingertip veil 
with seed pearl trimming. Her bouquet was of red garnet roses entwined with Marion beauty 
ivy and white streamers. The bride carried out the traditional "something old, something 
new, something borrowed and something blue." 

Mrs. Clayton Kulseth of Wahpeton, friend of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore 
a shrimp colored gown, net over taffeta. Mrs. Kulseth, carried an arm basket bouquet of 
white pompoms, garland and centered with a large white finer chrysanthemum and blue streamers. 

Mrs. Merlyn Miller Tyler, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Mary Lou Bertelsen 
of Fairmount, sister of the groom, was Junior bridesmaid. They carried arm basket bouquets 
of white pompoms garland with shrimp colored streamers. Their gifts from the bride were 
pearl earrings and white lace hankies. 

Pamela Jean Miller of Tyler, niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a gown fash- 
ioned after the bride. She carried a matching bride's bouquet of red garnet roses entwined 
with Marion beauty ivy and white streamers. Her gift from the bride was a ring. 

The groom was attended by Merlyn Miller, of Tyler, brother-in-law of the bride and 
close friend of the groom, and Karl Bertelsen, Fairmount, brother of the groom. Ushers were 
Dale Ehler, Tyler, cousin of the bride and Rex Branson, close friend of the groom. They wore 
ties that were gifts of the groom. 

The bride's mother wore a pastel green orlon dress with black accessories. Her corsage 
was of Finch roses and white pompoms, while the mother of the groom, wore a red faille 
dress with black accessories and her corsage was also Finch roses and white pompoms. The 
groom's grandmother, Mrs. Tom Bertelsen, Sr., wore a blue crepe dress and her corsage was 

pinochio roses. 

The groomsman, attendants, ushers, fathers and grandfathers wore boutonnieres of white 

pompoms with rose leaves. 

A reception given by the bride's parents was held immediately following the ceremony 

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in the parish hall for 200 guests. The room was decorated with a large bell directly- 
above the five tier wedding cake that was beautifully decorated in white with pink roses 
and topped with a miniature bride and groom. 

Joan Daman had charge of the guest book. Mrs. Ormin Steffens and Corrine Wettstein 
were at the gift table; Margaret Rubbert and Nita Cast served the punch; Miss Belle Pratt 
and Miss Sally Haiskens poured; Mrs. Alvin Buck was hostess with Lois Gebhart as Junior 
Hostess. Table waitresses were Beverly Barth, Beverly Buck, Freda Schuiring and Lethe New- 
bauer. They wore organdy aprons, gifts of the bride. Stella Whitehead and Mrs. Lillie Gel- 
lin cut and served the wedding cake. 

The bride graduated from the Wahpeton High School and was employed by the Otter Tail 
Power Co., at Wahpeton. The groom is a graduate of the Fairmount High School and is a farm- 
er near Fairmount. The couple left on a two weeks honeymoon trip. For going away the bride 
wore a frosted white dress with black accessories. On their return the couple will be at 
home near Fairmount where the groom is engaged in farming. 

Relatives attending were from Lake City, Minneapolis, Hawley, Breckenridge and Wahpeton. 

********** November 19, 1953 

ROTH - WILLSON VOWS EXCHANGED HERE SATURDAY, MORNING 

A pretty wedding took place Saturday, Nov. 14th, in St. Philips Rectory in Hankinson 
when Miss Arlene Roth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Roth of Hankinson, became the bride 
of Richard E. Willson, son of S. A. Willson, Sr., of Fairmount. The double ring ceremony 
was performed by Fr. Joseph Huebsch at 10 AM. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white floor length gown with 
a fitted bodice, a jewelled collar with a full bouffant skirt and train, long Mary Stuart 
sleeves. Her illusion fingertip veil was held in place by a cap effect, trimmed with seed 
pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white baby mums. Her jewelry was a string 
of pearls and pearl earrings, a gift from the groom. 

The maid of honor was Mrs. Richard Sikorski, sister of the bride. Her gown was gold 
satin with net overskirt and bolero top. Bridesmaid was Patricia Roth, sister of the bride. 
Her gown of aqua was identical to that of the maid of honor. They wore matching headbands 
of yellow and white mums and carried bouquets of yellow and white mums. Their gifts from 
the bride were rhinestone bracelets and earrings. The flower girl was Jo Ann Roth, niece 
of the bride, who wore a salmon pink gown, net over satin with tiers of ruffles on the 
skirt. Her headband and bouquet were similar to the attendants. 

The bride's mother wore a green dress with black accessories. Her corsage was of yel- 
ow roses and white mums. The groom's sister, Mrs. Earl Johnson, of St. Paul, wore a black 
suit dress with black accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses and white mums. 

The groom wore a light blue suit with white carnation boutonniere. He chose as his 
attendants his step brother, Norman Minor of St. Paul and S. A. Willson, Jr., his brother 
of Fairmount. They wore light suits with carnation boutonnieres. They all wore tie clasps 
and ties, gifts from the groom. 

The bride's gift to the groom was a tie clasp. 

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A reception was given by the bride's parents. It was held in the St. Philips Church 
basement for 175 guests, immediately following the ceremony. The bridal table was decorated 
with white and blue streamers and a beutifully decorated five tier wedding cake centered the 
table. 

Mrs. Joe Krump and Mrs. Adolph Erb were dining room hostesses. Miss Doris Boldt had 
charge of the guest book and Mrs. Leonard Roth and Mrs. Norman Minor were at the gift table. 
The table waitresses were: Virginia Klimek, Darlene Zentner, Betty Jarski, Lois Ambach, 
Echo Ambach, Kathryn Jaeger, Kathleen Jaeger, Karen Erb, Elaine Eckholt and Mary Aker. Each 
one was presented with a fancy apron from the bride. The wedding cake was made and decor- 
ated by Mrs. Wilfred Larson of Fairmount. 

The bride graduated from the St. Francis Academy, Hankinson, and was employed at the 
Lewis Food Market at Hankinson. The groom is a graduate of the Fairmount High School and 
has been recently discharged from the Army after serving for two years. 

The couple left on a honeymoon to St. Paul. For going away the bride wore a yellow 
wool dress with brown velvet accessories. Upon their return they will make their home in 
Fairmount. 

Out of town guests were from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minot, Gwinner, Doran, Breckenridge, 
Wahpeton, Fairmount and Bowlus, MN. 

********** November 19, 1953 

BLAZEK - KLAWITTER 

A beautiful wedding was performed at St. John's Catholic Church at Wahpeton on Monday 
November 16th, in a decorated church of yellow and white mums at 11 AM., when Judy Blazek 
daughter of Mrs. Frank Blazek of Wyndmere, and Walter Klawitter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
Klawitter of Hankinson said their marriage vows in a double ring ceremony, officiated by 
Fr. Mehok. Sister Salutaria played the wedding march, and accompanied Father Etter who 
sang "Panis Angelicus" and "Ava Maria." 

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Louis S. Blazek. The bride was attired 
in a chapel length gown of nylon tulle and Alencon lace over satin. The fitted bodice of 
nylon tulle was fashioned with a shoulder yoke of lace forming a point at center front with 
a wing collar, Mary Stuart sleeves of nylon tulle finished with a deep ruff of lace, and was 
fastened at the back with tiny lace covered buttons. The bouffant skirt of pleated tulle 
had an overskirt of tulle bordered with a deep band of Alencon lace. Her silk illusion 
fingertip veil was held in place by a lace bonnet trimmed with pearl loops. She carried 
a horse shoe shaped bouquet of American Beauty roses and mums, and wore pearl earrings, a 
gift of the groom. 

Her maid of honor, Angeline Blazek, sister of the bride, wore a chapel length gown of 
coral nylon over taffeta. Fashioned with a strapless bodice of net over taffeta with a 
small bolero jacket with elbow sleeves and a wing collar, all of nylon net over taffeta. 
The bouffant skirt of net over taffeta with an overskirt of net. 

Mrs. Elroy Klawitter, sister-in-law of the groom, and Mrs. C. F. Gannon, sister of the 
bride, wore identical dresses and tiara's of turquoise blue. All carried bouquets of mums, 

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with assorted flower combinations. 

Sheila Mae Skroch, niece of the bride, and Lynn Alice Klawitter, niece of the groom, 
were flower girls and wore floor length gowns in white net over taffeta and each carried 
a basket of flowers and wore a chained broach, gifts of the bride. 

Stanley Blazek, brother of the bride, was best man. Groomsmen were Elroy Klawitter, 
brother of the groom, and C. F. Gannon, brother-in-law of the bride. The groom and his 
attendants wore conventional suits, matching boutonnieres and ties, gifts of the groom. 
Paul Hentges acted as ringbearer. Ushers were Robert Tiegs of Hankinson, close friend of 
the couple, and Robert Blazek, cousin of the bride. 

The bride's mother wore a lavender wool jersey dress and the groom's mother wore a 
black silk dress and each wore a corsage of yellow roses. 

A reception was held at the St. John's School for 175 guests. The colors of the bride 
and her attendants were carried out in the dining room. A four tiered cake formed the cen- 
ter piece of the bride's table. Waitresses at the bride's reception were Mrs. Holmstrom, 
Mrs. Elroy Wahler, Mrs. Lawrence Heley, Ruth Wahler, Mrs. Milton Wollitz, Mrs. Peter Polan- 
sky, Mrs. Chas. Podliska, Rosemarie Lesner, Elaine Rasmussen, Ramona Lesner, Phyllis Blazek. 
Those in charge of preparing the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Art Kelly, Mrs. F. W. Casey, Mrs. 
A. L. Bokinskie, Mrs. Adolph Kub, Mrs. Bill Fink, Mrs. D. J. Ehrens, Mrs. M. E. Pope. Mrs. 
Joseph E. Wacha had charge of the guest book. The bride was assisted at the gift table by 
Mrs. Ronald Canham and Mrs. Ben Gebhart. Mrs. Ed Bellin, sister of the groom, cut and ser- 
ved the wedding cake. Punch was served by Adolph Kub and Tony Bokinskie. 

For travel, the bride chose a red wool dress with black accessories. The couple left 
on a trip to the West Coast and will be at home after the tenth of December. The bride has 
been employed at Kelly's Diner for the past five years. The groom is engaged in farming near 
Hankinson. ********** November 26, 1953 

EBEL - GILLUM 

Miss Phyllis Ebel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ebel of Hankinson, became the bride 
of Earl Gillum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gillum of Ashland, KY. Rev. Mensindick performed 
the single ring ceremony at 3 o'clock Nov. 28th at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Chur- 
ch in Lorain, OH.- 

.An ice blue dress complimented with black accessories was chosen by the bride. Her 
corsage was of yellow roses. The maid of honor, her sister, Annette Ebel, wore a light 
blue taffeta dress with black accessories. Her corsage was of red roses. 

The groom wore navy blue suit and chose for his best man, Thomas Kolsky of Lorain, OH., 
who also wore a navy blue suit. 

The reception was held in the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Charles Holcomb. The 
table was graced with a four tier cake baked by the bride's sister. 

They will make their home in Lorain where they are both employed. 

********** December 10, 1953 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL ENGAGED IN CALIFORNIA 

Mr. and Mrs. S. Z. Ramich, former residents of Hankinson, now residing in Neenah, WI., 

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announce the engagement of their daughter Shirley Mae Ramich of Long Beach, CA. , to Seaman 
Rocky M. Jones, U.S.N, son of of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jones of Cave City, KY. 

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and is presently employed 
in Los Angeles, CA. Her fiance is currently stationed with the Fleet Sonar School in San 
Diego. No date has been set for the wedding. 

********** December 17, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT BOY MARRIED 

Miss Marilyn Strege of Lidgerwood became the bride of Staff Sgt. Wilbur Moelier, sta- 
tioned at Madison, WI., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moelier of Lidgerwood, formerly of Fair- 
mount on Dec. 7th at the Lutheran Church in rural Lidgerwood. 

Those from the Fairmount area attending the reception in the evening were Mr. and Mrs. 
Martin Moelier and Darlene and Dale Ennen. 

********** December 24, 1953 

ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack of St. Paul, and formerly of Hankinson, announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Lois, of St. Paul to Pvt. Donald Womer of Camp Chaffee, AR. , son of 
Mrs. H. G. Womer of Hankinson. No date has been set for the wedding. 

********** December 31, 1953 

FORMER LOCAL GIRL WED DEC, 18th 

Miss Joan Marilyn Landeen and Jack A. Kendall spoke marriage vows on December 18th, 
at 8 PM., in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Landeen, former residents of Hankinson. 
Mr. Kendall is a son of Mrs. A. F. Kendall, 4754 So. Garfield, Minneapolis. 

Lighted candles marked the aisles and white poinsettas, ferns and tapers in candelabra 
decorated the altar. Rev. Lampert Mehl conducted the double ring ceremony. 

Miss Sabina Ann Godfredson played pre-nuptial violin music, "Adoration" by Borowski and 
"Arioso" by Bach. Mrs. Henry Godfredson accompanied her daughter, Sabina, and also played 
the traditional wedding marches. She accompanied Jack lalfier, who sang "The Lord's 
Prayer" while the couple knelt at the altar. 

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a ballerina length gown of white chan- 
tilly lace over nylon and satin. It was fashioned with a full bouffant redingate effect 
skirt with plaited satin inserts, a fitted lace jacket with a Peter Pan collar and long Mary 
Stuart sleeves. She wore a finger-tip veil held in place by a lace bonnet. She carried a 
bouquet of yellow roses. 

Identical gowns of purple taffeta and velvet ballerina length were worn by the brides- 
maids, Miss Barbara Gable and Miss Sabina Godfredson, close friends of the bride. They carr- 
ied bouquets of white roses. 

The bride's mother wore light blue with white accessories and the groom's mother wore 
navy blue with white accessories. Both had corsages of white and red roses. 

Donald Kendall of Buffalo, NY., only brother of the groom, was bestman. Lloyd Landeen 

was groomsman and Thomas Cavanaugh ushered. 

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A reception followed at 2322 Blaisdell, Minneapolis, for two hundred guests. Miss 
Godfredson rendered several selections at the reception. 

The couple left immediately for Chicago. For travel, the bride wore a navy blue vel- 
vet suit with white accessories. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall will be at home at Bozeman, MT., 
after January 1st. 

Out ot town guests were: Paul Kretchman of Lidgerwood, ND. , Mrs. Margaret K. Hentz of 

Hankinson and her granddaughter, Charlotte Scheller, of Forman; Miss Sabina Kretchman of 

Spring Valley, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Augdahl, Walker, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Augdahl of 

Brandon, MN. ********** 

December 31, 1953 



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Film # 10736 HANKINSON NEWS Jan. 03, 1952 - Dec. 31, 1953 

FINAL RITES HELD FOR MARTIN KLEIN 

Funeral services for Martin Klein were held at 9 o'clock at St. Philip's Catholic 
Church. Rev. Father G. C. Bierens officiated. 

Martin Klein was born March 1st, 1900 and died Dec. 29th, 1951, at the age of 50 
years, eight months and 28 days. 

Mr. Klein, a farmer who resided southeast of Hankinson, passed away Saturday after- 
noon at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . 

He is survived by his wife and five children, Aldean, Eugene, Mcurcella, La Vonne and 
Sharon, his father, Nick Klein and brothers and sisters. 

Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery. Further information is unavailable at this 
time. ********** January 3, 1952 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DOYLE GREEN HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Doyle B. Green of Walcott were held in Immanuel Lutheran Chxirch 
of Hankinson on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2nd, the Rev. Gerhard G. Michael, Pastor, con- 
ducting the service . Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Vertin Funeral Home 
of Wahpeton in charge . 

Doyle Green was born July 25, 1908, in Oakland City, IN., the son of Roy Green and 
Minnie Sullivan. He came to the Fairmount vicinity and worked on the Fred Kingdon farm. 

He was married to Elsie Buck on Sept. 5th, 1940, at Hankinson, ND. In 1944 he and 
his family moved to Colfax Township where he has been farming since . Early this summer 
he became seriously ill and died in the hospital at Breckenridge on Friday, Dec. 28th, 1951. 

Mr. Green is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert, 10, and David, 8; one daughter 
Carol, 4; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Anselment of Gonvick, MN., and a sister Mrs. Dan Christ- 
iansen of Gonvick, MN. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson. 

********** January 3, 1952 

LAST RITES HELD FOR HERTHA BOHN MON., DEC. 24th. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Hertha Bohn were held Monday, Dec. 24th, at the Trinity 
Lutheran Church at Great Bend, Rev. J. Rengstorf officiated. 

"Mrs. Bohn died at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN., Saturday afternoon- 
Dec. 22nd. She had been in ailing health for some time and has been in the hospital since 
October . 

Mrs. Bohn was born August 18th, 1887. She died at the age of 64 years, foxor months 
and four days. She was united in marriage with Louis Bohn on Jan. 29th, 1908. This union 
was blessed with five children. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 8th, 1923. 

She leaves her children; two daughters, Mrs. George Kath (Mabel) of Great Bend and 
Mrs. Elmer Stoltenow (Iva) of Great Bend; three sons. Urban, of Wahpeton, Norman of Great 
Bend and Wilbur of Mantador; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Bohn of Great Bend and Mrs. Arnold 
Womer of Park Rapids, MN., and ten grandchildren. 

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Pallbearers were six nephews; Harry, Paul and Henry Bohn, Alvin Schulz, Albert Hoefs 
and Elsworth Steger. Interment was made at the Lutheran Cemetery south of Great Bend. 

********** January 3, 1952 

LAST RITES FOR JACOB HENTZ HELD THURSDAY, JAN. 3rd. 

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Jan. 3rd, at 10 o'clock from the St. Phi- 
lip's Church in Hankinson for Jacob Hentz, pioneer farmer of this community, who passed away 
Monday morning, Dec. 31st, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Wahpeton. 

Jacob Hentz was born in Weidenthal, Bairn, Germany on July 11, 1864, son of Rosena 
Lottrell and Peter Hentz. He came to the United States in the fall of 1882 at the age of 
18, with his brother Peter, his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wawers and brother. Math. Mr. Hentz 
also had a brother, Karl and a sister, Wilhelmina, in Germany. They have all preceded him 
in death . 

Mr. Hentz was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Bagus on Feb. 10th, 1896. To this union 
was born three children. 

Mr. Hentz first settled in Colfax, ND., and later settled on a farm south of Hankinson, 
where he made his home for many years. In later years he moved to Hankinson, where he was 
a charter member of the Catholic Order of Forresters and one of the early church directors. 
He held various offices in Elma and Brightwood Townships. 

For the past several years Mr. Hentz has been in failing health and at the time of his 
death he had attained the age of 87 years, 5 months and 30 days. 

Surviving to mourn his loss are his three children, John A. Hentz, Mrs. Math Reinke, 
Elizabeth, and Mrs. Anton Lensen, Regina, all of Hankinson. Three step-children, Herman 
and Leo Bagus of Hcinkinson and Mrs. Al Brusake, Anne of Stratton, CO., eighteen grandchild- 
ren and nine great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death on March 9th, 1948. 

Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson. Pallbearers were grandchildren 

of the deceased, George and James Reinke, James Hentz, Maurice and Anton Lensen and James 

Schultz. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Frundt, Peter Kutter, John Sahli, Paul Kinn, Ted 

Birnbaum and Matt Schilitz. ****^a.^^^^ ,„,- 

********** January 3, 1952 

FINAL RITES HELD FOR MARTIN KLEIN WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2nd 

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, January 2nd, 1952, at 9 AM., at the St. 

Philijjs Church for Martin Klein, 50, who passed away on Saturday afternoon at the St. Francis 

Hospital in Breckenridge . Death was due to a heart attack. The Very Rev. Father G. C. 

Bierens officiated at the services . 

Martin Klein was bom on March 1st, 1901, at White Rock, SD., one of a family of eight 

children of Mr. and I«lrs . Nick Klein. He grew to manhood at White Rock and in May of 1928 

he was married to Mella Bergstreaser of Flaxton, ND. The couple moved to their present farm 

southeast of Hankinson where they have resided since. Five children were bom to this union, 

all of whom survive. 

Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife, two sons: Pvt. TVldean Klein of Fort Knox, 

KY., Eugene, at home, three daughters: Marcella of Minneapolis, Sharon and LaVone at home. 

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His father, Nick Klein of White Rock; six brothers and one sister. His mother preceded 
him in death in 1940. 

Among those who attended from a distance were his son, Aldean from Fort Knox, Ky., 
his daughter, Marcella from Minneapolis; brother, Leo Klein from Spokane, WA.; Alfred and 
Oscar Bergstresser, and Mrs. Ted Olson from Hoxton, ND., Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews, Mr. 
and Mrs. Otto Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. John Norenberg of Graceville, MN., and Mr. and Mrs. 
Clarence Bergstresser from Sauk Rapids, MN. 

Pallbearers were Anton Herding, Sr., Carl Pribbemow, Arthur Anderson, George Gabbert, 
George Birchem and John Sturgess. Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery. 

********** January 10, 1952 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF MOTHER 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. Dybdahl and family attended the funeral of Mr. Dybdahl's mother, Mrs. 
Carrie Dybdahl-Moen , which was held Saturday, Dec. 29th, at Elbow Lake, MN. Mrs. Moen died 
unexpectedly on Christmas Day. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ITEM * ********* January 17, 1952 

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. F. GILLGENBACH HELD JAN. 29th. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 29th, for Mrs. Frank Gillgenbach of Isle, MN., at the 
Emmanuel and Reformed Church in Hankinson with the Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

Mrs. Gillgenbach passed away on Saturday Jan. 26th, at the age of 68 years. She had 
been in failing health for some time. 

Mrs. Gillgenbach was bom on a farm south of Hankinson on April 6th, 1885. Miss Baker 
was united in marriage to Frank Gillgenbach on Sept. 19th, 1912. There were no children 
born to this union. 

Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Gillgenbach moved to Isle, MN., where her 
husband is still operating a farm. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Frank 
Gillgenbach, of Isle, MN.; a brother, Orie Baker of Hankinson and a sister, Mrs. Charles 
Grenberg of Jamestown. 

Interment was made at Hillside. Home had charge of services. 

********** January 21, 1951 

MRS. MARY SCHMIDT PASSES AWAY ON WED., FEB. 6th 
Mrs. Mary Schmidt passed away in her sleep early Wednesday morning at her home in 
Hankinson. Death was due to infirmities of her advanced age, as she had reached the age of 
82. Further details were not available at the time of this writing and funeral arrangements 
are still pending. ********** February 7, 1952 

LAST RITES HELD FOR MRS. MARY SCHMITZ FEB. 8th 
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Mary Schmidt, 82, at the St. Philip's Church in 
Hankinson on Feb. 8th, with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

Mary Studney was united in marriage to Fred Schmitz at Adrian, MN., where she had gone 
with her parents when a small child. To this union were born ten children, of whom eight 
survive her: William of Holiday, MN., John of Mantador, Joe, at home. Sister M. Baptista, 
O.S.B., Yankton, SD., Mrs. Josephine Driessen of Wilmot, MN., and Magdalene and Elizabeth, 

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at home. All of whom were able to be present for the funeral. 

Mary Studney was born in Minneapolis, MN., Nov. 1st, 1868 and passed away on Feb. 6th, 
1952, at the age of 82. She had been in failing health for many years and her death on Wed- 
nesday morning was attributed to infirmities of her advanced age. 

Pallbearers were John M. Krump, John Sahli, Charles Sackner, Martin Bommersbach, Frank 
Kanera and Joe Lugert. Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery in Mantador. 

* ********* February 14, 1952 

MBS. ELSIE LABODA RITES HELD ON THURSDAY, FEB. 18th 

Mrs. Elsie Laboda passed away at her hcane on Monday, February 11th, 1952, at 11 AM., at 
the age of 80 years, 4 months and 22 days. She was seriously ill for about three days prior 
to her death, although she had suffered from a heart ailment for a number of years and had 
been in failing health during the past year. 

Elsie Mittag was born in Germany on October 23rd, 1871, the youngest of eight children, 
and celeberated her tenth birthday while enroute to this country with her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl Mittag and other members of her family, of which she is the last to pass on. 

They settled for awhile near Great Bend until her father homesteaded the site which is 
now known as the city of Hankinson. Mr. Hankinson purchased this land, from her mother, 
after the death of her father. Elsie Mittag lived here until March 3rd, 1903, when she was 
married to Carl Laboda, and they moved to the farm southeast of Hankinson, where they lived 
the remainder of their lives. 

To this union were born six children; Martha, Ernest and Rueben, at home, Ida of Bay- 
ard, NE., and Henry, who resided near Wheaton, MN. The oldest son, William preceded her in 
death at the age of three years. Her husband passed away on January 1st, 1934. 

Mrs . Laboda lived a good Christian life and was devout in applying these principles 
to her life. Her daily devotions even during her illness, will always be a great inspir- 
ation to her family. 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14th, at the home and at 2 PM., 
at the Evangelical Church of United Brethren of Great Bend, with Rev. Sterling Wenzel off- 
iciating. Her favorite hymns, "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone: and "Wonderful Story of 
Love" were sung and "Sxinrise" emd Tell Mother I'll Be There" as a special request of her 
son, ilenry. 

Pallbearers were William Gabbert, Fern Caulkins, Alvin Pribbernow, John Sturgess, Emil 
Leavitt and Elmer Schroeder. Funeral arrangements were conducted by the Wipperman Funeral 
Home and interment was made at the Great Bend Cemetery. 

********** February 14, 1952 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN VIRGINIA 

Mrs. Louis J. Bleecher, 72, of Arlington, VA., and a former Hankinson resident died 
Tuesday, February 26th, at Arlington, VA. 

Services were held at 3 PM., on Saturday in the Methodist Church at Lisbon. Burial 
will be at Lisbon beside her husband, who preceded her in death on July 31st, 1942. 

Mrs. Bleecher was bom at Wahpeton on September 17th, 1879. Pearl Patterson was 

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united in maxriage to Louis Bleecher at Wahpeton on June 6th, 1900. 

She leaves to mourn her passing, a son; Donald of Lisbon, her daughter; Alice of 
Grafton, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

********** March 6, 1952 

BERTHA WOIWODIE PASSES AWAY AT MANTADOR ON MARCH 6th 

Mrs. Bertha Woiwodie of Mantador passed away early Thursday morning in her sleep at her 
farm home west of Mantador. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Saturday morning at the 
St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador with Father Miller officiating. 

Her husband, John Woiwodie preceded her in death several years ago. A complete obit- 
uary will appear in next week's issue of this paper. 

* ********* Haxdh 6, 1952 

FINAL RITES HELD FOR R. C. SCHELLER MONDAY, MARCH 10th 

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philip's Catholic 
Church for Rudolph C. Scheller, 65, who passed away Friday morning, March 7th, at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiated at the services. 
Pallbearers were Carl Wolfe, Martin Jaeger, Martin Bommersbach, Frank Bommersbach, Sr., 
Killian Zentner and John Jarski. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery beside his wife who passed 
away eight months ago, on July 7th, 1951. 

Rudolph C. Scheller was bom on March 17th, 1886, in Austria. He resided in Austria 
until he was seventeen years of age when he with several of his friends, came to America 
and settled here in Hankinson. In 1909 he was married to Miss Anna Gotfried of this city. 
They were married at St. Philip's Church by Rev. Joseph Studnicka. Six children were born 
to bless this union, all of whom survive. Mr. Scheller was employed by the Soo Line until 
1950 when he retired from active service. 

He was in failing health for the past two years and about two weeks ago his condition 
became serious. On Tuesday, March 4th, he was taken to the St. Francis Hospital in Breck- 
enridge, where he passed away on Friday morning. 

A faithful member of St. Philip's Church, Mr. Scheller was also a member of the Men's 
Catholic Order of Foresters. 

He leaves to mourn his passing four sons: Ed, John, and George, all of Hankinson, James 
of Forman and two daughters, Mrs. George Wallock of Hankinson and Mrs. Leslie Manstrom of 
Wyndmere. Thirteen grandchildren also svirvive. 

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family. 

********** March 13, 1952 

MAURICE AKER'S MOTHER PASSES 
Attorney and Mrs. Maurice Aker and family left for Chicago, IL., on Wednesday evening 
to attend the funeral of Mrs. John S. Aker, mother of Maurice Aker, who died on March 10th, 
1952. Further information is unavailable at this writing. 

********** March 13, 1952 

CHARLES W. WITT PASSES AWAY HERE TUESDAY, MARCH 18th. 
Funeral services for Charles Witt will be held on March 21st at 3 PM., with Rev. G. 

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C. Michael officiating. 

Mr. Witt had suffered a stroke early Thursday evening, March 6th, at his home here. 
He passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge early Tuesday morning, March 
16th. 

Charles William Frank Witt was bom February 3rd, 1873, at Gostrum, Mecklenbxirg-Schwem, 
Germany, the son of John Christian Witt and his wife Wilhelmina Stier. With his parents he 
came to New York at the age of one year. Some time later he moved, with his parents, to 
Scott County, MN. 

In 1891 he came to North Dakota, settling in Belford Township, near Mantador. On 
Nov. 15th, 1895, he was united in marriage with Wilhelmina Sander. This union was blessed 
with three sons, Herbert, Harold and Walter. Mr. and Mrs. Witt lived in Barney Township 
until 1924 when they moved to Hankinson, where they have since resided. 

Mr. Witt is survived by his widow, his sons, Herbert, Harold euid Walter, seven grcind- 
children, a brother, Ernest of Bertha, MN., his sisters, Mrs. Minnie Jentz of Hankinson, 
Lena, Mrs. John Schwankl, of Mankato, MN., Emma, Mrs. Albert Lorenz, and Bertha, Mrs. Julius 
Rossow, both of Hankinson. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Frauik. 

Mr. Witt attained the age of 79 years, one month and fifteen days. Funeral arrange- 
ments are in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home . Interment is to be made at the Lutheran 

Cemetery . 

* ********* March 20, 1952 

MRS. C. W. BLADOW DIES WEDNESDAY AT BRECK HOSPITAL 

Mrs. Charles W. Bladow, 57, who had been in failing health for the past few years 
passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge late Wednesday evening, March 
19th, 1952. 

Services will be held from the Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Rev. F. W. 
Paul officiating. No time has yet been set for the services. 

********** March 20, 1952 

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. C. W. BLADOW 

Funeral services for Mrs. C. W. Bladow were held on March 24th, at the Evangelical 
and Reformed Church with the Rev. F. W. Paul officiating at the service. He was assisted 
by the Church Choir. 

Elsa Louise Westpahl, daughter of Mr. ctnd Mrs. William Westphal, was born in Bright- 
wood Township, near Hankinson on Aug. 16th, 1894. She was baptized on Sept. 30th, of the 
same year and was confirmed on Palm Sunday 1908, in the Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed 
Church where she held membership all through her life . 

On Oct. 17th, 1933, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Bladow. They lived on a 
farm near Hankinson until two years ago when they moved into Hankinson. Two sons were born 
to the union, Milton of rural Hankinson and Gerald, who preceded his mother in death during 
infancy. 

Mrs. Bladow became afflicted with cancer about two years ago, all known means were 
used to save her from the disease but she succumbed to it on March 19th, 1952, at the 

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St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , MN., at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 4 days. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one son and one granddaughter. 

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Charles W. Bladow, one son, Milton, 
her granddaugher, Judy Bladow, eill of Hankinson; her two sisters, Emma, Mrs. Theo Tiegs of 
Roscoe, CA., and Ida, Mrs. William Bates of Burbank, CA. , four brothers, Arthur of Pasadena, 
CA., William of Hankinson, Ervin of Breckenridge, MN., and Herman of Wahpeton. 

Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman Fxmeral Home. Interment was made 
in the Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. 

********** March 27, 1952 

KILLED IN SEATTLE, WA. 

Mrs. Chas. Thompson of Fairmount received word that her niece's husband, Alvin Sund- 
blad of Seattle was accidently killed Friday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and 
three children. Mrs. Sundblad is the former Eloise Ready and her parents were former 
Fairmount residents. ********** March 27, 1952 

BROTHER-IN-LAW OF MRS. SHAW DIED SATURDAY 

Mrs. John Shaw received word Saturday that her sister's husband, Math P. Mohr, 70, of 
Richmond, MN., died unexpectedly Saturday, March 22nd. The funeral was held Tuesday and 
Mrs. Shaw was unable to attend sls she is on the sick list. 
FAIRMOUNT NEWS ITEM ********** March 27, 1952 

LAST RITES FOR MRS. EMILIE ERNST HELD HERE APRIL 7th 

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Ernest were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on 
Monday, April 7th, with the Rev. G. C. Michael officiating at the ceremony. 

Mrs. Emilie Ernest died in her sleep at the St, Francis Hospital in Breckenridge on 
the evening of Friday, April 4th. She entered the hospital on March 17th, when her health 
began to fail. She had enjoyed good health throughout her entire life until about a year 
ago when her eyesight began to fail, forcing her to give up her duties and forgo her pleasures. 

ESnilie Weber was bom on Jan. 6th, 1869, in Iron Ridge, WI. She attained the age of 83 
years, 2 months and 29 days. When she was three years old she moved, with her parents, to 
a farm one mile southeast of Mantador, where she grew to womeinhood. She was confirmed a 
member of the Lutheran Church by the Sainted Rev. J. Koehler at the Trinity Lutheran Church 
of Great Bend. 

She was united in marriage to Edweird Ernst in 1892, who preceded her in death on Oct. 
17th, 1914. To this union were bom six sons and one daughter, all of whom survive, exc- 
ept Herbert, who died in infancy. 

Mrs. Ernest's passing is mourned by her children, Albert of Park Falls, WI . , William 
of Rutland, Edward of Richmond, CA., Mrs. William Fahey (Adele) of St. Paul, MN., and Wal- 
ter and John of Hankinson; by her sister, Mrs. Henry Erb of Hankinson, her brother, Herman 
Weber of Mantador; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Ernst was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church as a devout pious Christian. 
She belonged to the Ladies Aid of the Immanuel Lutheran Chiorch ever since it was activated 
and was very active in its functions. 

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Arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home and interment was made in 

the Lutheran Cemetery. ********** .,,„,„,„ 

April 10, 1952 

FINAL RITES HELD HERE APRIL 14th FOR H. L. DeFORREST 

Funeral services for Herbert Lee DeForrest of Bismarck and a former Hankinson resid- 
dent were held at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Bismarck on Tuesday morning at 9 AM 
with Father William Garvin officiating at the ceremony. 

Mr. DeForrest was bom at Fergus Falls, MN., on April 14th, 1894, and died on Friday 
April 11th, 1952, in the Bismarck Hospital at the age of 57 years. 

H. L. DeForrest was the engineer of the Soo Line train involved in a washout accident 
about four miles out of Washburn and plunged down a 19 foot embcinkment. He was admitted 
to the Bismarck Hospital aibout 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning suffering from steam bums 
over his entire body. 

The DeForrest 's resided in Hankinson for several years, where he was employed on the 
Soo Line until about eight years ago, when he transferred to Bismarck, where they have 
made their home since. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, the former Viola Shea of 
Hankinson and seven children, one brother and three sisters. His body arrived on the train 
on Tuesday evening, April 15th, and was taken to the Wipperman Fimeral Home. 

Interment was made at the Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson at 2 PM., Wednesday, with 
Very Rev. Fr. Bierens officiating. The American Legion had charge of the Military funeral 
and pallbearers were John Portner, Joseph German, Jerry Hipp, William Coppin, Louis Gins- 
bach and Joseph Krump. 

Out of town people present for the burial were: Mrs. H. L. De Forrest and seven child- 
ren, Pat, Kathleen, Herbert, Lee, James, Carol, Bemadette and Franklin, his sisters: Mrs. 
Thomas Grodem of Derby, NY., Mrs. Paul Ronde, of Milton Junction, WI., Mrs. Herman Schiller 
of Lakeside, CA., and two brothers, Montgomery De Forrest of Pine City, MN., and Donald of 
Dallas,. TX. ********** April 17, 1952 

LAST RITES HELD FOR FORMER LOCAL MAN AT KENSAL 

Rudolph Henry Koves, 76, a resident of Kensal and former resident of Hankinson, died 
Friday at Jamestown, havimg been ill since October of 1951, when he suffered a stroke. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 PM., in the home and at 2:30 PM., in the 
Methodist Church at Kensal, with the Rev. Walter Larson officiating. The Eddy Funeral Home 
was in charge of arrsingements . Interment was in the Kensal Cemetery. 

Mr. Koves was bom April 17th, 1875, in Moltnefitz, Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 

Henry Koves. He attended school in his native land and came to the United States with his 

mother, four sisters, and one brother. His father and two brothers died in Germany when he 

was a small child. The family settled on a farm near Great Bend and Mrs. Koves worked in 

that vicinity. In 1895, he moved to Hankinson where he operated a hotel and livery bam 

with his brother-in-law, Wm. Strubel. His marriage to Elizabeth Faehnrich occurred on 

July 17th, 1902, in Hankinson and later they moved to a farm nine and a half miles south 

of Kensal, moving into the town of Kensal in 1947 when he was forced to retire because of 

ill health. 

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Survivors are Mrs. Koves, four daughters and a son: Mrs. E. H. Fraase of Enderlin, 
Mrs. Otto Fredrickson , Mrs. Ted Fredrickson and Mrs. Clarence Fredrickson, all of Kensal 
and Roy Koves of Hebron, NE., 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren eind two sis- 
ters, Mrs. William Strubel of Van Nuys, CA., and Mrs. Bert Armstrong of Salem, OR. His 
parents, two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. 

Mr. Koves was a member of the Methodist Chvirch and served on the Church Board at 
Kensal for a number of years. ********** ^^p^il 17, 1952 

SERVICES HELD SAT . , APRIL 19th , FOR MRS . CHAS . ROBISON 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Robison Saturday, April 19th, at 
2 PM., from the Methodist Church at Fairmount, with Rev. E. Harvey Cook officiating. The 
hymns "In the Garden," "Abide With Me," and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," were sung by Mr. 
Carl Schouweller and Mrs. Fred Marsden with Mrs. John Earner as organist. 

Jos. Vertin and Sons of Fairmount were in charge of the currangements . The body laid 
in state at the Funeral Chapel Room at the Larmon Hardware Store until the time of service. 
Interment was in Graceland Cemetery at White Rock, SD. Pallbeeirers were James Clarey, 
Walter Clarey, Albert Sauter, Clarence Kutzer, D. R. Wetherbee and William Hurdelbrink. 
Honorary pallbearers were F. P. Nelson, Thomas Bertelson, Roy Taylor, Burt Kurtz, Hans 
Astrup and Ralph Bonine . 

Mrs. Robison was born May 25th, 1886, at Montrose, MN., where she grew to womanhood 
and remained there until 18 years of age. On Jime 14th, 1904, she married Charles LeRoy 
Robison at Wahpeton and lived at Blackmore where her husband operated the grain elevator 
for 45 years. They lived in Wheaton, MN., for a short time before coming to Fairmount 
in 1951. She died April 16th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , MN. 

She was a very active member of the Methodist Church of Fairmount, a Past member of 
the Lodge and a Past Matron of the Eastern Star. 

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary, who passed away at the age of two 
years. She is survived by her husband, Charles LeRoy Robison, three daughters, Mrs. Walter 
Wolk (Ardis) of Omak, WA. , Mrs. Arnold Rundgren (Angle) of Bamtum, MN., and Mrs. Audrey 
Crawford of St. Cloud, MN., two sons. Jack of Wheaton, MN., and Arthur of Bridgeport, WA. , 
and four grandchildren. She also leaves to moxim her five brothers: Fred Kreitlow of Los 
Angeles, CA. , Harry Kreitlow of Buffalo, MN. , Herman Kreitlow of Montrose, MN., Ernest 
Kreitlow of Lawton, MI., and Roy Kreitlow of Montrose, MN.; one sister, Louise Kreitlow of 
Minneapolis. ********** April 24, 1952 

FINAL RITES HELD MON. , APRIL 28th, FOR MRS. EMIL BOHN 

Funeral services were held Monday, April 28th, for Mrs. Emil Bohn from the Immanuel 
Lutheran Church in Hankinson with Pastor Rev. Gerhard C. Michael in charge of the service. 

Minna Radke was born Oct. 10th, 1878, in Dodge County, WI . , the daughter of John and 
Henrietta Radke. At the age of eight years, she moved, with her parents, to Brandenburg 
Township, living southeast of Great Bend. 

She was united in marriage with Emil Bohn on May 13th, 1897, at Great Bend. The fam- 



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ily lived on a farm until 1930 when they moved into the town of Great Bend, moving from 
there to Hankinson in 1939, residing here since. They observed their Golden Wedding Ann- 
iversary in 1947. 

Mrs . Bohn passed away rather suddenly at her home April 24th as a result of a heart 
attack. She had attained the age of 73 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was preceded in 
death by one son, Ervin, who died in infancy. 

Her death is mourned by her husband, Emil Bohn of Hcinkinson, her chidlren, Rudolph of 
Hankinson, Walter of Fergus Falls, MN., Leonard of Hankinson, Ralph of Lidgerwood, Mrs. 
George (Myrtle) Prochnow of Hcuikinson, Elmer of Garden City, MN., Clarence of Hankinson, 
Mrs. Martin (Erma) Medenwaldt of Hankinson, Mrs. Elmer (Linda) Steiner of Eureka, CA. , her 
stepson, Robert of Hankinson, 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and her brothers, Will- 
iam Radke of Lidgerwood, Otto of Hankinson; her sister, Mrs. Robert Bohn of Great Bend, 
Anna Radke of Hankinson and Mrs . Philip Worner of Wahpeton . 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Interment 
was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. 

********** May 1, 1952 

MARY WALUIAN DIED APRIL 30th 

Mrs. Mary Wallman, 62, died at Kenyon, MN., Wednesday evening April 30th. She was 
born at Lidgerwood and lived in Hankinson until three years ago when she moved to Kenyon. 

The next issue of this paper will carry a complete obituary of Mrs. Wallman. 

**** ****** May 1, 1952 

FINAL RITES HELD MONDAY, MAY 5th, FOR MRS. WALLMAN 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wallman, were held in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in 
Hankinson on Monday afternoon. May 5th, with the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael conducting the 
service . 

Mrs. Wallmain died in her sleep at her home at Kenyon, MN., during the night of May 
1st at the age of 62 years . She had been in failing health for the past few years . She 
moved to Kenyon from Hankinson about two years ago. 

Mary Schultz was bom Sept. 6th, 1889, at Lidgerwood, ND., the daughter of William 
and Johanna Schultz. She was married to Emil Wallman on Nov. 6th, 1909, and this xinion 
was blessed with nine sons and four daughters . The family lived on various farms in the 
Lidgerwood and Hcinkinson areas and for a time at Hillhead, SD., moving to Hankinson in 1931. 

********** May 8, 1952 

GEORGE GAST PASSES AWAY AT FAIRMOUNT HOME 

George Gast, 53 year old Fairmount Township farmer, died Friday at his farm home. 
He had been in ailing health since Icist September. 

Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the farm home 
and at 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran Church at Tyler, with Rev. F. A. Rubbert off- 
iciating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. The Vertin Funeal Home of Wahpeton 
had charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Alfred Ziegelmann, Kenneth Hoefs, Gerald 
Gast, Glen Koppelmann, Harlan Daman and Clifford Koppelmann. 

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Mr. Gast was bom March 13th, 1899, in Summit Township, the son of Fred C. and Hertha 
Gast. He attended school and grew to manhood there and on Nov. 12th, 1934, jnarried Christ- 
ine Daman at the St. John's Church at Tyler. They farmed in Summit Township until 1934 
when they moved to a farm in Fairmount Township. 

Surviving are his wife, at home, four daughters: Mrs. W. E. (Norma) Holman of Seattle, 
WA., Mrs. Everette (Donna Mae) Thiele and Mrs. Elroy (Betty Lou) Palmer, both of Wahpeton 
and Anita, at home. 

He also leaves 5 grandchildren, four brothers, Arthur and Henry of Erhard, MN., and 
7U.len, of Milwaukee, WI., five sisters, Mrs. Adolph Ziegelmann and Mrs. August Ziegelmann 
both of Great Bend, Mrs. William Mueller of Wahpeton, Mrs. Alfred Koppelmann of Brecken- 
ridge and Mrs. Herbert Hoefs of Fairmount. 

*********** Ilay 1, 1952 

DANIEL LANGEVIN BURIED HERE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 

Funeral services for Daniel Langevin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Langevin of Hankinson, 

were held from the St. Philip's Catholic Church on Wednesday morning May 7th, 1952, 

with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens, officiating at the ceremony. 

Daniel Langevin was born at Northwood, ND., on May 26th, 1937, and died at the age of 
14 years, 11 months and 4 days at Hanltinson, ND. He had moved here with his parents in 
1947 from their former home in Breckenridge , MN., where they, had made their home for several 
years. Daniel was a student at the St, Francis Academy at Hankinson and was a member of 
the Freshman class at the time of his death. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Langevin and one brother 
David, who is a senior at the St. Fremcis Academy, all of whom reside in Hankinson. 

Pallbearers for the services were Bruce Brinkman, Charles Smith, Lee Andrew Mourer, 
Gail Gabel, Paul Biggs and Robert Richied. 

Out of town relatives present at the services were: Mrs. Ed Newmann, Niagara, ND., 
Mrs. Bennie Engen, Larimore, MN., Mrs. Homer Beecer, Estman, ND., Mrs. Stanley Bang, Good- 
win , ND . , Mrs . Vivian Kaeding , Echman , ND . , Mrs . Kenneth Kirsten , Goodwin , SD . , Eric Drin- 
stel, Echman, ND., Mrs. Oscar Olson and children of Norcross, MN., Alfred Langevin of Thief 
River Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Vic Kalinoski, Greenbush, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson 
Thief River Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Andy Langevin, Moorhead, MN., Mrs. Meri Rolland, Thief 
River Falls, MN. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements and interment was made in 
the Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson. 

********** May 8, 1952 

LOCAL BOY, 15, DROWNS AT LAKE ELSIE SUNDAY 
Daniel Langevin, 15-Year Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Langevin Drowns 

Sunday, May 4th, While Attempting To Reach Shore From Drifting Raft 

Daniel Langevin, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Langevin of this city, lost his 
life last Saturday at Lake Elsie when he failed to reach shore as he swam in from a drift- 
ing raft. His two companions, Richard Aker and Allen Motis, swam back to help him when 

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they realized that he was in trouble and pulled him asbpre but in spite of all efforts, 
he failed to regain consciousness. 

The boys were out on a raft near the north shore of Lake Elsie and were out of the 
high wind that was blowing out of the northwest, when suddenly the wind caught the raft 
and they began drifting out into the lake. The boys decided to swim back to the shore 
rather than ride the raft across the lake. The other two boys had nearly reached the 
shore when they heard Langevin call for help and returned to help him. They reported that 
he had panicked and was hard to handle and by the time they had pulled him onto a log and 
towed him to shore he had lost consciousness. As soon as they reached the shore they noti- 
fied Dr. Schleinitz, who applied artifical resperation with the aid of Mrs. Max Wipperman, 
Jr., and the resperator that was called in from Wahpeton, but were unable to revive him. 

Daniel was a freshman at the St. Francis Academy of Hankinson and was the second son 
of the Langevin family. His older brother, David, will graduate from the Academy this 
spring . 

This was the first drowning to take place at Lake Elsie for over 31 years, the last 
taking place when the son of Dr. Mac Donald, then of Hankinson, drowned in the lake. It 
is also the first drowning of the year in Richland County. 

********** May 8, 1952 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN PASSED AWAY LAST THURSDAY 

0. H. Caulkins, pioneer of Richland County and former Hankinson resident, died this 
morning, May 22nd, at St. Mary's Hospital. 

Surviving besides his wife, from this vicinity are: O. F. Caulkins of Fairmount and 
Mrs. R. H. Marsh of Rosholt, SD. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and several great-grand- 
children. Two sons, Ralph and Clarence preceded him in death. He was 88 years of age 
and he and his wife celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary last month. 

********** {.lay 29, 1952 

MRS. ANNA BERG BURIED AT COLUMBUS 

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marie Berg, of Hankinson, were held at Columbus, ND., 
on June 10th. Mrs. Berg suffered a stroke June 3rd and was taken to the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital at Breckenridge, MN., where she passed away the following day at the age of 79 years. 

J4rs. Berg has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Donald Brandt of Hankinson 
for the past few years. A short funeral services was held at the Wipperman Funeral Parlors 
Saturday, June 7th, at which Rev. Wm. Osbom, pastor of the Congregational Church gave a 
short sermon. Her body was taken by train to Columbus Monday morning where interment took 
place on Tuesday morning at the Columbus Cemetery beside her husbcind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Berg celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in June of 1945. Her 
husband preceded her in death on May 29th, 1949, and an infant son at birth on May 2, 1917. 
She is survived by seven children; Mrs. Donald Brandt, Hankinson; Albert Berg, Underwood, 
MN., Mrs. Carl Eldenwick, Wildrobe, SD., Otto Berg, Spokane, WA., Mrs. Harry Brenno, Colu- 
mbus, ND., Mrs. Albert Brandt, Dayton, OH., and Mrs. Adolph Jystad, Vancouver, WA. Also 
15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

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Out of tovm people present for the funeral were: Mrs. Albert Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. 
C. S. Hagen, Fergus Falls, Carl Bert, Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weigand, Eagle 
Bend, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loken, Fergus Falls, MN., and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Loken, 
Curlist, MN. ********** jyjjg 12, 1952 

■ FORMER PASTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH DIED IN S . D. 

The Rev. Hans 0. Jeull, 75, retired Congregational Pastor, died Monday morning at 
Yankton , SD . Funeral services were held at his last pastorate at Lake Freeton , SD . , Wed- 
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 

Rev. Jeull served as Pastor for the Congregational Church in Hankinson from Oct. of 
1914 to Sept. of 1918. He retired about five yecirs ago and had resided at Fargo most of 
the time since. He leaves to mourn his wife, two sons and one daughter. 

********** jujjg 12, 1952 

MRS. E. STOLTENOW BURIED AT GREAT BEND TODAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Elroy Stoltenow of Hankinson will be held at the Evangel- 
ical United Brethren Church of Great Bend at 2:30 Thursday afternoon with the Rev. R. C. 
Strutz officiating. 

Mrs. Elroy Stoltenow, formerly Mabel Osbom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Osbom 
of Wahpeton died on Sunday evening at the St . Francis Hospital at Breckenridge , at the 
age of 40 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her husbemd, Elroy Stoltenow, one son, 
Lee, age 20, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Osbom. An obituary will appear in next week's 
paper. ********** june 19, 1952 

MRS. CHARLES WHITEHEAD BURIED AT FAIRMOUNT 

Mrs. Charles Whitehead passed away quietly in her sleep about 4:30 Monday morning 
June 9th. She is survived by her husband amd ten children. Funeral services were held 
last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church in Fairmount. 

Anna Martha Gibson was bom April 3rd, 1877, at Columbus, IN., the daughter of Edwin 
and Hannah Gibson. When she was 12 years old she moved with her parents to Chicago where 
she attended school and grew to womanhood. 

On Dec. 31, 1902, she married Charles Whitehead in Chicago and they came to North Dak- 
ota in 1905, settling first in the Hope and Colgate communities. They came to Richland Cou- 
nty in 1907 to the Fairmount vicinity. Mr. VJhitehead operated an elevator at DeVillo from 
1907 to 1932 when they moved to Fairmoxint and resided there ever since. She was a member 
of the Methodist Church there, the WSCS, a Past Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of 
the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her passing ten children. They are: seven 
daughters, Stella and Mable Whitehead, Mrs. Halvor (Marion) Bertelsen and Mrs. D. D. (Mild- 
red) Miller, all of Fairmount, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Schwalen and Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Holberg, 
both of Breckenridge and Mrs. Donald (Laura) Anderson of Boardman, WI.; three sons, J. Edwin 
of Moorhead, Charles of Fergus Falls and Robert of Fairmount. Other survivors include a 
brother, Guy J. Gibson of Oconto Falls, WI., and 29 grandchilren. 

********** June 19, 1952 

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OBITUARY OF MRS. ELROY STOLTENOW OF GREAT BEND 

Funeral services for Mrs. Elroy Stoltenow were held Thursday, June 19th, 1952, at 
the Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church at Great Bend. Services were in charge of 
Rev. Robert Strutz, Rev. Lowell Burkhart and Rev. Gideon Eberhard. Mrs. Stoltenow passed 
away on Sunday Evening, June 15th, at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge . 

She was bom June 15th, 1912, in Havana, IL. She was united in marriage to Elroy Stol- 
tenow in April of 1929. This union was blessed with one son, Lee. Mrs. Stoltenow was a 
faithful member of the B^rangelical United Brethren Church and was also a member of the 
Ladies Aid. 

She leaves to mourn her early passing, her husband, Elroy, one son, Lee, her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Osbom of Wahpeton, her brother, Nolan of Tyler, Howard of Wahpeton, one 
foster brother, Henry Treichl of Fort Bragg, NC. , and one sister, Grace, Mrs. Norbert Piatt 
of Kent, Finn". 

Pallbearers were six nephews, Jas. Griepentrog, Roy Mittag, Manville Stoltenow, Roger 
Glenz, Jack Schener and Earl Stoltenow. Interment was made in the Zion Cemetery. 

********** June 26, 1952 

MRS. BERNARD ROWE DIED IN ILLINOIS 

Mrs. Bernard Rowe , 27, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home at Coal Valley, IL., 
Tuesday, June 24th. She is survived by her husband and two children, Beverly, 7, and Wayne 
age 3. Funeral services were held Saturday at one o'clock. Pallbearers were Albert Rowe, 
Clair Lindberg, Dean Tisor, Leo Rossow, Bud Sims and Leonard De Vilder. Burial was in the 
Riverside Cemetery. 

Mrs. Rowe is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ida Roberts of Osco, IL., formerly a resident 
of Fairmount, and a niece of Mrs. Kenneth West of Fairmount. 

Those from here attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth West of Fairmount, Joe Sunde and 
Leo Rossow of Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Kube of Wendell, MN. 

*********** July 3, 1952 

MRS. F. M. MEYERS 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th, at 2 PM., from the Jos. 
Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge for Mrs. F. M. Meyers, 72, long time resident 
of North Dakota and of the Fairmount vicinity, who passed away Saturday noon, July 5th, at 
the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. 

Alice Elizabeth Knapp, daughter of William and Alice Knapp, was born on March 19th, 
1880, at Kalamazoo, MI. Here she grew to womanhood, receiving her education and later 
teaching school . 

In 1896 she came with her parents to North Dakota. On January 3rd, 1899, she was 
united in marriage to Francis Marion Meyers. This union was blessed with three children: 
Lyle Meyers, Ruby (Mrs. Ray Hutchins) and Elnora Louise (Mrs. Ewald Rieve) . 

Preceding her in death was her husband, Francis, who died Oct. 8th, 1929, her son, 
Lyle, one daughter, Ruby and two grandchildren. She leaves to mourn her passing one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Ewald Rieve, Fairmount, three grandchildren, Mrs. Elroy Holtz of Fairmount, with 

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whom she made her home over the past years, Austin Hutchins of Cook, MN., Margaret Nevin 
of Billings, MT., three great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Walter Richardson of Hanna- 
ford and three brothers, George, Tacoma, WA., Boyd, of Glenfield and Clay of Revier. Int- 
erment was made in the Methodist Cemetery at Fairmount, ND. 

********** July 10, 1952 

MRS. ROBERT HOEFS BURIED IN ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY 

Elvina Ernestine Augusta Hoefs was bom July 5th, 1887, in Richland County, the daugh- 
ter of Albert Bladow and his wife Helene Bellin. She was baptized by Pastor Hinck and con- 
finned by Pastor Hilgendorf at the St. John's Lutheran Church in 1901. 

In 1907 she was married to Robert Hoefs. They resided on a farm near here until 1922 
when they moved to a home in Hankinson. In 1929 they moved to Milwaukee where they have 
resided since. 

Mrs. Hoefs was rushed to the hospital on the morning of July 2nd but died enroute. 
She was 65 years of age less three days. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert Hoefs of Milwaukee, one son, Leonard of Los 
Angeles, three grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Albert Bladow of Milwaukee, three brothers, 
Alfred and Edward of Hankinson and Walter of Duluth and one sister, Mrs. Herman Milbrandt 
of Milwaukee . 

Interments was made at St. John's Cemetery on July 7th, with Rev. Cordts officiating. 
The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements in Hankinson. 

********** July 17, 1952 

SISTER EDELWINE DIES AT ST. FRANCIS CONVENT 

Sister M. Edelwine, OSF, passed away Sunday, July 20th, about 6 PM. Rev. Father Sma- 
lley, Chaplin of the Sisters, was in charge of the funeral services at St. Francis Chapel 
and the interment at the St. Francis Cemetery on July 22nd, at 9 AM. 

Sister M. Edelwine was 54 years old. She had been bom at Amberbach, Germany, in 
Nov. of 1898 and was received into the Convent of the Sisters of St. Francis at Dillingen, 
Bavaria on Aug. 1st, 1927. She came to the U. S. in 1936, where she worked first at St. 
Benedict's College, Atchison, KS . , and then at St. John's at Collegeville, MN. 

Since Sept. of 1950 she was confined to bed here at the St. Francis Convent. Sister 
Edelwine suffered from a very painful incurable bone disease, but her last moments were 
calm and quiet. ********** July 24, 1952 

CHRISTINE MAN ENDS OWN LIFE BY HANGING 

A Christine, ND., man ended his own life early Friday morning by hanging himself with 
a belt on a door knob in his one room house, after he had made attempts to cut his throat 

with a safety razor. 

Christine is located north of Wahpeton. Richland County Sheriff Henry Wurl said that 
Iver Moe, 59, was discovered by friends about 11:30 AM., after they had not noticed him 
about that morning. 

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ARNOLD WOKNER LAID TO REST AT LIDGERWOOD 

Arnold Worner, 61, of Park Rapids, MN., a former Great Bend resident, died Monday 
evening at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . Funeral services were held at 2 PM 
Friday afternoon at the Walby Chapel and 2:30 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Lidger- 
wood. Rev. Fry of Wahpeton officiated. 

Arnold Worner was bom on April 13th, 1891, at Great Bend. He married Evelyn Lesovsky 
in 1916 and she passed away in 1921. In 1927 he married Hulda Strege of Lidgerwood. He 
was employed in Lidgerwood as a car salesman until 1940. Since that time he had resided in 
Barney, Wahpeton, Nome, Niagara and Otter Tail, MN. He retired in 1950 and settled in Park 
Rapids . 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, one daughter, Lorraine, four brothers, Ed 
and Arthur of Wheaton, Reuben of Valley City and Era of Dillon, MT. 

Many friends and relatives from Great Bend attended the funeral on Friday afternoon. 

********** August 7, 1952 

MRS. T. GOODSELL BURIED WEDNESDAY 

Fxineral services for Mrs. Theo. Goodsell, 42, were held at the Wipperman Funeral Par- 
lors Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13th, at 2 PM. , with Rev. William Osbom officiating at the 
services. Mrs. Goodsell died Saturday August 9th, at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo after 
being ill less than two months. 

Wilma Elizabeth Sch armmer (?) hagen was born at White Rock, SD. , in 1910. She was 
united in marriage to Theodore Goodsell at Sioux Falls, SD., Sept. 30th, 1930. They moved 
to Arthur, ND. , the same year emd lived there until 1939 when they moved to a farm outside 
of Hankinson. In the Fall of 1947 they moved into Hankinson. 

She is survived by her husband, Theodore, and three children: Glen, who is working at 
the Harley Anderson farm. Dean at Kenneth Krueger's in Leonard and Carol who is staying at 
the home of her Aiint, Mrs. LeRoy Steger at Breckenridge. One brother, Clery of Vergas, MN., 

and four sisters: Mrs. LeRoy Steger, Mrs. Henry Neubauer of Doran, Mrs. Earl , White 

Rock, SD., and Mrs. Fred Kela (?) of Minneapolis. An infant son and her parents preceded 
her in death. (Name missing above could be... Mrs. Earl Beliot) 

Interment was made at the Cemetery at White Rock, SD., beside her parents. The Wipper- 
man Funeral Home was in charge of the arrcingements . 

********** August 14, 1952 

RURAL MAIL CARRIER DIES AT FAIRMOUNT 

Charles A. White, 70, for 36 years a rural mail carrier at Fairmount died Friday at 
his home in Fairmoxint. He had been in failing health the past two years. Funeral services 
were held Wednesday at 2 PM from the Methodist Church there with Rev. Harvey Cook officiaing. 
Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

He was born Nov. 16th, 1881, at Hubbard, WI., and came with his parents to Richland 
County near Fairmount when he was 14 years old. He attended schools and grew to memhood 
in that vicinity. For several years he taught school before becoming a mail carrier. He 
retired in 1948 and moved into Fairmount. 

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Surviving are his wife eind three sons, Robert in the U. S. Army, Raymond at Minnea- 
polis and Wilbur in Japan vd.th the U. S. Air Force; three daughters; Mrs. Willard (Alva) 
Schroeder of Fairmount, Mrs. Elroy COlive May) Schroeder of Han)tinson, Mrs. Robert (Rober- 
ta) Jackman of Ephrata, WA.; and 12 grandchildren. 

A son who died in infancy, a sister and his parents preceded him in death. 

********** August 14, 1952 

DIES OF POLIO AFTER 24 HOURS OF TREATMENT 

Donna Mae Stoebe, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stoebe of Wahpeton died from 
polio Sunday evening, August 17th, at 7:30 after being treated only 24 hours. 

Miss Stoebe was a nurses aide at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . She was 
engaged to Walter Petterson of Wahpeton and former Hankinson resident. The wedding was to 
have taken place on October 19th. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Congregat- 
ional Church. ***.**.**. August 21, 1952 

HENRY THEEDE DIES AT BRECK HOSPITAL 

Henry Theede, 45, died at the St. Francis Hospital early Thursday morning, after 
suffering a heart attack at his home south of Sonora late Wednesday evening. The Wipperman 
ambulance rushed him to the hospital in Breckenridge Wednesday evening. 

He is survived by his wife, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theede also of 
Sonora, and by brothers and sisters. 

Funeral arrangements have not been conpleted. A full obituary will appear in next 
week's Hankinson News. ********** August 21, 1952 

ROBERT GROHNKE LAID TO REST 

Funeral services for Robert Grohnke were held at the Evangelical and Reformed Church 
on Aug\ist 19th. Rev. Paul officiated at the services. 

Mr. Grohnke was bom Jxine 8th, 1895, in Stettin, Germany. He came to Dakota Territory 
with his parents when about eight years of age. 

He married Augusta Milbrandt of Hankinson. They lived on a farm intil 1907, when they 
moved to Hankinson. He was employed at the John R. Jones Co., for 41 years and served as 
janitor at the Evangelical and Reformed Church for 23 years. He lived in retirement in 
late years making his home with his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Stack. 

Mr. Grohnke passed away August 16th at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge, MN. 
His wife preceded him in death in 1928. One son, Alfred, died in infancy. 

He is survived by five children: Mrs. Theodore Stack of Hankinson, Arthtir of Frazee, 
MN., Mrs. Anna Knaak of Minneapolis, Otto and Harold of St. Paul, two granddaughters and 
three brothers, August of Hankinson, Albert and John of Lidgerwood. 

Interment was at the Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral 

Home was in charge of the service. 

********** August 21, 1952 

MRS. HARRY GIBSON DIED AT GLENWOOD, MINN. 
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Word was received here this week by Mrs. Clara Green that her sister-in-law, Mrs. 
Harry E. Gibson, 66, died at the Glenwood Hospital at Glenwood, MN., on August 14th. 

Mrs. Gibson had a lingering illness for over a year and was taken to the hospital 
three weeks before the time of her death. 

Harry Gibson was an engineer for the Soo Line eind they lived in Hankinson a number of 
years before moving to Glenwood in 1924. 

Surviving is one son, Richard, three brothers, one sister and one grandson. Interment 
was made at Glenwood beside her husband, who preceded her in death four years ago. 

********** Augiist 21, 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT SCHOOL HEAD DIES IN FARGO. 

Arve M. Dahlen, Fairmount Superintendent of Schools from 1931 to 1941, died Tuesday, 
August 12th at a Fargo hospital. He was 55 years old. 

He married Leone Ballard at Fairmount on December 25, 1933. Besides Mrs. Dahlen, he 
leaves two daughters, Karen and Mary, both of whom are home and a sister, Hjordis Dahlen of 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, August 22nd, at 2 o'clock at the Ivers 
Chapel in Fargo. The body will be taken to Fort Snelling National Cemetery for burial there 



on Monday, ********** 



August 21, 1952 



Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bladow attended the funeral of Sharon Jean Stack at Avon, MN., 
Sunday afternoon. Little 18 month old Sharon Jean was the daughter of Mrs. Victor Bladow 's 
brother. They returned home Monday. 

********** August 21, 1952 

MRS. DAN R. JONES FUNERAL HELD AT WAHPETON 
Funeral services for Mrs. Dan R. Jones, 68, of Wahpeton were held Sunday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock from the First Congregational Church of Wahpeton. 

Death came late Thursday evening at the St. Francis Hospital. Her husband, the late 
Dan R. Jones, a former Hankinson resident, preceded her in death several years ago. He 
had been a prominent attorney and legislator and Mrs. Jones was well known in the legal 
profession in the state . 

Harold and Dan Jones, both of Hankinson, are nephews of the late Mrs. Dan Jones. 

********** August 28, 1952 

MRS. SXMDORN'S MOTHER DIES AT WAHPETON 
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Witt, 76, who died Tuesday evening at St. Mary's 
Hospital in Wahpeton, were held Saturday afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with 
Rev. Henry Fry officiating. 

Two daughters, one of which is Mrs. Giost Simdorn of rural Hankinson, and one son sur- 
vive. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death 
in 1937. ********** August 28, 1952 

THEEDE RITES HELD LAST SATURDAY 
Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning, August 2 3rd, for Henry H. Theede, 

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life long resident of DeVillo Township, who passed away Thursday morning, August 21st, 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , after being hospitalized only a few hours. 

Rev. Fr. Joseph Huebsch officiated at the Requiem High Mass. Pallbearers were Joe 
Wirtz, Burt Burvee, John King, George Garton, Lawrence Boll and Harold Kjsilka. Burial 
was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Henry H. Theede was bom in DeVillo Township on January 23rd, 1907, the oldest of 
ten children of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theede. He grew to manhood in DeVillo, farming with 
his father. When his parents retired emd moved to Sonora, a number of years ago, he cont- 
inued farming on the same farm, residing there until the time of his death. 

He was married to Miss Mable Trom of New Effington, SD. Mr. Theede was in apparent 
good health until Sunday evening, August 17th when he became ill. Hvb condition improved 
and he was cared for at his home until Wednesday evening when he suffered a stroke and was 
rushed by ambulance to the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, where he passed away a few 
hours later. 

Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton J. Theede, two brother, Frank 
and Adolph of Fairmount: seven sisters, Rosina, Mrs. Douglas Burgeson of Douglas, ND., 
Lisca, Mrs. R. Stack of Fairmount, Frances, Mrs. LeRoy Mitchell of Fairmount, Agnes, Mrs. 
Adolph Hager of St. Louis, MO., Leona, Mrs. Howard HcUison of Mooreton, Irene, Mrs. Allen 
Trom of Fairmount and Dorothy, Mrs. Renold Cassette of Wild Rice, ND. 

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing family. 

********** September 4, 1952 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MOTHER OF MRS. JOHN VON BOKERN HELD 

Fioneral services were held at the Seven Dolors Church at Albany, MN., Monday, Sept. 
8th, for Mrs. Anna Schneider, 86, of Albany, who passed away Sept. 5th, after an illness 
of three months . 

She is survived by six children. One of her daughters is Mrs. John Von Bokern living 
in Fairmount. ********** September 18, 1952 

MOTHER OF MRS. GILBERT MEYER DIES MONDAY 

Mrs. Charles Krebs of Minneapolis passed away at 11:30 Monday night. She was a for- 
mer Hankinson resident. Her daughter Mrs. Gilbert Meyer lives here. A complete obituary 
will be published in the NEWS next week. 

********** September 25, 1952 

LAST RITES FOR ROBERT STREGE HELD FRIDAY 

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 29th, at the Zion Lutheran Church south of 
Lidgerwood for Robert Strege, 67, who passed away at his home in New Effington last Fri- 
day, Sept. 26th. Rev. T. H. Vogel conducted the last rites and interment was in the church 
cemetery. 

Robert C. Strege was born May 22, 1885. He farmed for many years south of Lidgerwood 

until 1942 when he moved to New Effington where he has lived since. Surviving are his wife 

and two daughters: Mrs. Harold Noren of New Effington and Mrs. Ray Kutter of Lidgerwood. 

The Wipperman Funeral Service had charge of the arrangements . 

October 2, 1952 

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FORMER HANKINSON LADY DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS 
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 25th, at the Enger Fiuieral Home in 
Minneapolis for Mrs. Wilhelmina Krebs, who passed away Monday, Sept. 22nd. 

Wilhelmina Krebs was born Nov. 20th, 1872, at Elmhurst, IL. Surviving are seven 
children: Fred, Julius, Albert and Walter, Minneapolis, Mrs. Eric Krause, St. Paul, Mrs. 
Gilbert Meyer, Hankinson and William of Texas, who was unable to attend the funeral. 

Mrs. Krebs was formerly from Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Meyer and Mrs. Bernard 
Hinrickes attended the funeral. 

********** October 2, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT Mrs. Ralph Mc Conn returned to her home Tuesday from Aioburn, CA., 

where she has spent some time during the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Ina Nelson. 

********** October 2, 1952 

FUNERAL OF MRS. LEINEN HELD AT BRECKENRIDGE 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, Oct. 7th at St. Mary's Catholic Church 
at Breckenridge for Mrs. Frances Leinen, who passed away Oct. 4th, at the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital in Breckenridge. 

Frances Leinen was bom April 28th, 1875, at St. Cloud, MN. She came to North Dakota 
in a covered wagon with her parents from Wisconsin and settled on a homestead in Richland 
County near Great Bend. She grew up in that community and attended a country school there. 

In 1898 she married Alvis Meyer in Wahpeton. They farmed in the vicinity of Mooreton 
for a few years, later moving to Minnesota and also farmed near Brushvale . In 1912, they 
went to Canada where they farmed imtil 1920 when they returned to Wahpeton. Her husband 
died in 1921. 

Several years later she was remarried to John Leinen, who died in 1942. They lived 
in Brainerd, MN., until 1942. After the death of her second husband she moved to Brecken- 
ridge where she has lived since. 

She is survived by five sons: Hubert, Detroit, MI., Joe, John and Edward of Brecken- 
ridge and Henry of Brainerd, MN., two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Menzel of Nampa, ID., and 
Mrs. Joe Differding of Fairmount, ND., 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, two 
sisters, Mrs. Pauline Mueir of Milwaukee, WI., and Mrs. Rose Fleming of Kirkland, WA., one 
brother, Joe Achter of Villard, MN. 

She was preceded in death by Alvin Meyer and John Leinen and one son, one daughter 

and five sisters and one brother. 

********** October 9, 1952 

FORMER TEACHER DIES AT STEVENS PONT, WI . 

Word was received this week from Realf T. Tolo of Albert Lea, MN., that his brother 
Dr. Harold M. Tolo of Stevens Point, WI . , passed away on Sept. 27th, at the age of 50 years. 
Realf Tolo was with the Hankinson Schools from 1928 to 1932. 

Dr. Tolo's death was caused by an acute heart attack. Dr. Tolo had been active until 
this time and had no medical history of a heart ailment. 

He was a member of Central State College's History Department since 1936 and one of 

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the college ' s most widely known faculty members . 

In the school year 1921-22, he was Principal of the Elbow Lake, MN., High School 
and from then xintil 1925 was Principal of the high school at Hankinson, ND. He also 
coached debate, football, basketball and baseball teams while at the two high schools. 

Besides proving himself outstanding as an educator, he won merit during the short 
time he was a high school athletic coach. When he was at Hankinson his girls basketball 
team won the state championship for the school year 1923-24 and at Elbow Lake his basket- 
ball team was undefeated in play during the year he coached them. 

********** October 16, 1952 

MES. JOS. SCHILTZ RITES MONDAY AT ST. PHILIPS CHURCH 

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph (Alvina) Schiltz, lifelong resident of Greendale 
Township, who passed away Friday evening, were held Monday morning from St. Philips Church 
in Hankinson at 10 o'clock with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. Interment was in 
Calvary Cemetery. 

Alvina E. Schroeder was bom Nov. 21st, 1901, and spent her childhood in Greendale 
Township. On Nov. 11, 1931, she was married to Joseph Schiltz and they continued to farm 
in that vicinity. Mrs. Schiltz had been in poor health the past three years and in the 
hospital seven weeks prior to her death. 

Surviving are her husband, daughter Marjorie and two sons, Maurice and Allen. Also 
her mother, Mrs. John Schroeder, brothers Harry and Carl, and sisters, Mrs. Albert (Laura) 
Muehler, Mrs. Alvin (Florence) Prochnow, Mrs. Alex (Freda) Pohl, Mrs. Allen (Margaret) 
Bohn, Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) Craig, Sadie and Gertrude Schroeder. Her father, John Schroeder 
euid sister Violet preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers were John M. Hentz, Gregory Bauer, Nick Wagner, Paul Kinn, Joe Wirtz and 
Anton Lenzen. The Wipperman Funeral Home of Hankinson was in charge of the arrangements. 

Those attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Braaten of Wheaton, MN., 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bohn of Columbia, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Craig of Havana, Mr. and Mrs. 
Nick Schiltz and Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lackey of White Rock, SD., Mr. and Mrs. Math Sand 
and Mrs. Meinard Sand, Mrs. Math Brandenburger and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Renelt of Rosholt, 
SD., Mrs. Lawrence Brun)chorst of Wcihpeton. 

********** October 16, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson spent the week-end at Watertown, SD., where 
they were called by the death of Ben's brother, John Engebretson, who died Saturday, Oct. 
4th. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Watertown. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson ret- 
urned here Tuesday evening. ********** October 16, 1952 

MRS. AHRENS RITES HELD MONDAY 

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27th, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 

Lidgerwood for Mrs. Henry Ahrens. Rev. L. K. Meyer officiated. 

Mary Ahrens, daughter of Carl and Bertha Strege, was born in what is now Duerr Township 

(south of Lidgerwood) on August 27, 1884. Here she grew to womanhood. She was united in 

marriage to Henry Ahrens in January of 1903. 

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The young couple then made their home on a homestead in the township of her birth. 
It was here their family of two daughters and sons were bom nad raised. 

In 1943 they retired to take up their residence in Lidgerwood which continued to be 
their home. Mrs. Ahrens was taken ill early this year. Her passing came on the morning 
of Oct. 23rd, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , MN. 

She is survived by her husbeind and two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Violet) Kaldoun, Hank- 
inson, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Landa, Sebeka, MN., and two sons, Harold and Rcindolph both of 
Hankinson. There are 12 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Gebro, of Minneapolis. 

********** October 30, 1952 

GEORGE PETERSON DIES SUDDENLY 

This community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of George Peterson of Hankin- 
son. He suffered a heart attack and died suddenly last Tuesday at 6:30 AM., at Enderlin 
while on a run from Enderlin on the Soo Line. He was a railroad engineer. 

He was born on Aug. 21st, 1896 and is survived by fovir children, Marvin and Ijeslie of 
Hankinson. Virgil of Kindred and Eugene of Portsmouth, VA. His wife preceded him in death 
eight years ago. 

He is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Ted (Doris) Wilson, Minneapolis; Mrs. Esther 
Ellis, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Signe Gordon of California auid two brothers, Hilding of Minn- 
eapolis and Ruben of Stanchfield and four grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at the Wipperman Ftineral Home at 9 AM Saturday morning. 

********** November 6, 1952 

PETER DIFFERDING RITES HELD 

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 4th, at St. Philips Church in Hank- 
inson for Peter Differding, with Father Huebsch officiating. 

Peter Differding was born Nov. 3rd, 1895, in Richland County at the farm home south 
of Sonora. He passed away Friday evening, Oct. 31st, at his farm home. He was preceded 
in death by his father, Nick Differding and his wife. 

He is survived by seven daughters) Mrs. Severt Ostby, Mantador; Mrs. Norman Ostby, 
Leeds, SD.; Mrs. George Wiese and Mrs. Gordon Evenson of VJahpeton; Mrs. Tom Prchal and Mrs. 
Dan Gereszek, of Lidgerwood and Sophie at home and seven sons: Si, Cloguet, MN., Francis, 
Wahpeton; Ben of Lidgerwood; Adolph, Jerome, Charles, Peter, Jr., at home, 22 grandchildren 
three brothers, Joe, John and Tony and two sisters, Mrs. E^rl Jones and Mrs. Dean Harvey. 

Rosary was held at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 6:45 Monday evening. 

********** November 6, 1952 

MANTADOR. .. .Mrs. Susan Becker passed away at the St. Francis Hospital and funeral 
services were held Wednesday at Mantador. Another former resident of this commvinity passed 
away at the hospital was Lou Boecker of VJyndmere . Funeral services and interment for him 
were held at Wyndmere on Thursday. 

********** November 6, 1952 

MRS. NEUMAN RITES HELD TUESDAY 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11th, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church 

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in Hankinson for Mrs. Emma Neuman with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

Emma Neuman was bom in Germany, Jan. 16th, 1880. Her parents brought her to America 
in 1883. After one year in Minnesota the family moved to the Hankinson community. On May 
14th, 1898, she was married to Fritz Netman. To this union eight children were bom.... 
five daughters and three sons. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 18th, 1924 when 
he was struck by lightning. The Neuman family made their home on a farm west of Hankinson 
until Mrs. Neuman moved to Hankinson cibout four years ago. She was a member of the Evamgel- 
ical and Reformed Church and the Women's Guild. Mrs. Neuman passed away suddenly Saturday 
evening, Nov. 8th, 1952 at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 24 days. She leaves to mourn 
her passing five daughters; Mrs. Elsie Korth of neeir Hankinson; Rose, Mrs. Richard Goode- 
john of Fergais Falls; Anna, Mrs. Etail Wallman, Lena, Mrs. Elroy Medenwaldt of Tenney; Est- 
her, Mrs. Julius Boehning of Wheaton; and three sons, Gustave and Herman of Hankinson and 
Emil on the home place. Also a stepson, Frank of Long Lake, MN., two brothers, Herman and 
Robert Berg and one sister, Mrs. Aug. Roeder, all of Hcuikinson. Also 25 grandchildren and 
12 great-grandchildren. 

The Wipperman Funeral Service had charge of the arrangements . 

******** November 13, 1952 

MRS,' CHAS, FALK DIES OF STROKE 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 12th, at 9 o'clock at St. Philip's Chvirch 
in Hankinson for Mrs. Charles (Margie) Falk, who passed away Monday evening at the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiated at the Solemn Requiem 
High Mass assisted by Rev. J. Huebsch and Rev. F. Smalley. Other priests attending were: 
Rev. M. Schuh of Cayuga and Hev. G. Miller of Mantador. The Mass was given by the children 
of St. Francis Academy. 

Pall bearers were Elroy Kinn, Adolph Erb, Theodore Jaeger, Joe Brinkman, John Linehan 
and Albert Buckhouse. 

Margie Burrows was bom on Aug. 15th, 1906, at Jamestown, ND., to Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
Burrows. After her mother's death she came, at the age of 9 months, to make her home with 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Green to whom she has been a loving and devoted daughter. She received 
her education in the Hankinson school and at Valley City Teachers College. She taught for 
14 years in nearby schools. On Oct. 29th, 1938 she was united in marriage to Charles Falk. 
To this union were born three children, Patrick, James, and Mary. Her husband preceded her 
in death 15 months ago. 

Mrs. Falk who had been ill since Tuesday, Nov. 4th, suffered a stroke Friday evening 
from which she never recovered. She was riished by Wipperman Ambulance to the St. Francis 
Hospital in Breckenridge, where she remained imconscious until her death Monday evening at 
7; 33. Among the survivors are her three children, Patrick, 13, James, 12, and Mary 8. Her 
mother, Mrs. Clara Green and two brothers, William and James Burrows. 

Mrs . Falk had always been very active in civic and community organizations . She was a 
member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a past president of that group. She has been a 
member of the Literary Club and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. She was a charter 

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member of the St. Francis Mothers' Club and helped draw up its constitutions. She served 
as president of the clvib for two years cind held other offices. She was cin active member 
of the Royal Neighbors and the Tabernacle Guild. She was secretary of the newly organized 
St. Francis PTA. For many years she had been local representative for the county Red Cross. 
She obtained help for innxmterable servicemen in time of emergency and secured aid and com- 
fort for many stricken families. A devoted daughter, wife and mother her Christian life 
and devotion to her family, church, school and community should serve as a shining example. 

In addition to numero\as relatives, she leaves a host of friends. Relatives from out 
of town who attended were Viola DeForrest and children and Mrs. Madge Brown of Bismarck; 
Mr. and Mrs. William Burrows of St. Paul; Mrs. James Bvirrows of Cheyenne; Mr. and Mrs. Rich- 
ard Gibson and Walter Green of Glenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Falk and family of Lidgerwood; 
Mr . and Mrs . Irvin Falk of Mantador . Many friends from neighboring towns were also present . 
In great tribute to her warm friendliness the huge church was packed with mourners . 

********** November 13, 1952 

LOUIS BOECKER 

Funeral services for Louis F. Boecker of Wyndmere, ND., were held Thiirsday, Oct. 30th 
at St. John's Catholic Church at Wyndmere. 

Louis Boecker was bom on Dec. 8th, 1882, at Adrian, MN. , and died Oct. 26th, 1952 at 
St. Mary's Hospital, Wahpeton. In 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Boecker settled on a farm near Man- 
tador until 1944 when they moved to Wyndmere where the home has been since. The past years 
he worked at the locker plant. 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Louise Boecker of Wyndmere, one son, Ray of Mansfield, IL., 
one daughter, Viola, Mrs. Fred Brandt of Little Falls, MN., and three grandchildren and five 
brothers and one sister. ********** November 13, 1952 

MRS. SUSANNA BECKER 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct, 29th, at 9:30 AM., from St. Peter and Pauls 
Catholic Church at Mantador for Mrs. Susanna Becker, her maiden name being Susanna Reiland. 
She was bom March 10th, 1858 at Volendorf, Germany and came to America whsn she was nine 
years old. They settled in Mazeppa, MN., near Wabasha. She grew up in that community and 
married Charles Becker. After their marriage they came to North Dakota and homesteaded in 
Danton Township, Richland County, where the home has been since. The past nine weeks she 
had been in the St. Francis Hospital where she passed away on (Dct. 26th, 1952. 

She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Altar Society of St. Peter and Pauls 
Catholic Church in Mantador, ND., also a member of the church. 

When they came to Danton Township in 1880 there was only one farm h mile from their 
farm. No other farms for over six miles, no roads or bridges. Twice a year they went to 
Wahpeton for supplies. She was a very well loved and respected lady in the entire commun- 
ity. Her main interests were in her home, family and church. All six of her living sons 
were at home with her. 

Survivors are two daughters; Lena, Mrs. Frank Hietkamp, Barney; Veronica, Mrs. Vincent 

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Puetz, Wyndmere; six sons, John, Barney, Jacob, William, Peter and Joe, all at home. Also 
a grand nephew, Bernard Kremer, whom she raised from babyhood, also eight grandchildren and 
13 great-grandchildren. ********** November 13, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kriomp and Mrs. Jessie Hess attended the fiineral of Earl Hess at 
Graceville, MN., last Monday, Nov. 3rd. Mr. Hess was 38 years old and was killed in a stone 
quarry accident. He was a nephew of Mrs. Hess. 

********** November 13, 1952 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lorenz and son, Ervin, motored to Alexandria, MN., Monday where 
they attended the funeral services for Mr. Lorenz 's youngest brother, Carl A. Lorenz who 
died suddenly Friday, Nov. 7th, at Alexandria. Carl Lorenz, who had been in good health and 
about his usual duties suffered a heart attack and passed away immediately Friday afternoon. 

********** Nov. 13, 1952 

Mrs. Ed Mars received the news that her cousin, Mrs. Carl Kummen of Winnipeg, Canada, 
had passed away Sunday, Oct. 26th. She was the former Mary Olson of Greendale Township. 

She is survived by her husband and five children. Mrs. Kummen was well known in this 
community. ********** November 13, 1952 

FORMER HANKINSON ELEVATOR OPERATOR DIES IN OAKLAND 

Alex Geghard, who once operated an elevator here, died Friday at Oakland, CA. , after 
an illness of a year's duration. Mr. Geghard, 69, had resided in California since 1943. 

Funeral services were held Monday at Oakland. Mr. Geghard was bom on Sept. 25th, 
1883 in Wisconsin and came to North Dakota in 1905. He was an elevator manager at Embden 
and Hankinson. He married Mathilda Seehafer at Wausau, WI., June 24th, 1907 

********** November 20, 1952 

ARTHUR TRITTIN KILLED INSTANTLY ON HY 11 TUESDAY NIGHT 

Arthur Trittin, about 32 years old, amd son of Mrs. Ella Trittin, was killed instantly 
in an auto accident two miles west of Hankinson' on Hy. 11 Tuesday night at 11:30 PM. 

Trittin, who lives about 10 miles southwest of Hankinson, was traveling west on High- 
way 11 when he collided with the Land O' Lakes truck, driven by Gorman Bladow. Gorman and 
James Bladow, who was riding with him, were not injured. 

According to Highway Patrolman Arthur Anderson, who was called here, the accident occ- 
urred just at the beginning of the second curve out of Hankinson on No. 11 and the Trittin 
car, a 1951 pickup, apparently struck the Land O' Lakes truck op the left side between the 
cab and the left rear dual wheels. The left side of the pickup as well as the cab was 
completely crushed in such a manner that it was necessary to pry part of the cab loose in 
order to extricate Trittin from the wreckage. The Land 0' Lakes truck remained upright 
while the pickup was turned over on the side, the front axle and wheels con^jletely sheared 
off. 

The Bladows were hauling a load of 200 turkeys and 400 capons into the local plant here 

to be processed and according to LOL Manager Andy Nelson, they lost about 10 turkeys and 

four capons in the accident. 

INQUEST TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY 

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According to States Attorney Pat Milloy of Wahpeton, who was in Hankinson investigat- 
ing the accident Tuesday morning, an inquest will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM. 
Richland County Coroner Frank Schmitt of Waihpeton, who accompanied Patrolman Anderson 
here Tuesday night, will be here for the inquest. The coroner's jury will consist of W. J. 
Frundt, S. J. Backer and Simon Dosch. 

********** November 27, 1952 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .William Miller and daughter, Mrs. C. B. Dyke, attended the funeral Wednes- 
day of the latter' s aunt, Mrs. Fred Steffer at White Bear Lake, MN. 

********** November 27, 1952 

LAST RITES FOR MRS. MARY SCHMIDT HERE 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schmidt were held at the St. Philp's Church Monday, 
Nov. 24th by the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens . 

Mary Emma Naggatz was bom in Cook County, Barrington, IL., on Jan. 9th, 1884. In 
1893, she came to Inaland, NE., with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Naggatz. At the age 
of 13 she came to Sonora Community to live with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mitchell. 

On Feb. 16th, 1901, she married August Schmidt, to this union nine children were born, 
five preceding her in death. 

After the death of her husband in January of 1939, she moved to Seattle, WA. , to make 
her home with her daughter, Mrs. Helen Larson. After spending a few years in Seattle she 
was called back by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Wawers. Here she stayed period- 
ically to care for her ailing daughter. Part of the time she lived with her son, Elmer 
Schmidt, living on a farm near Sonora. 

She was in good health until July, 1952, when her daughter from Seattle came to help 
care for her. At this time she expressed the desire to go back to Seattle. There she 
received medical care until Nov. 19th, 1952 at 7 PM. , when she passed away at the Columbi:is 
Hospital. 

She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Wawers of Fairmount and Mrs. 
Helen Larson of Seattle, WA., two sons, Elmer of Fairmount and Gilbert of Seattle, WA. , 
three brothers and two sisters and a half sister and a half brother, eight grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren. The Wipperman Funeral Service had charge of the arrangements. 

********** November 27, 1952 

SON-IN-LAW OF MRS. MILBRANDT DIES IN CHICAGO 

Louis Divita, son-in-law of Mrs. Henry Milbrandt, died in the Hines Veterans Hospital 
neair Chicago on Friday, Nov. 14th, at the age of 35 years. He leaves to mourn his wife, 
Delores nee Medenwaldt and two sons, Robert, 5, and James, 2. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Holy Rosary Church . She was laid to 
rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery near Chicago, 

********** November 27, 1952 

MRS. FRED STACK DIES WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Fred Stack of Hankinson, passed away Wednesday evening at the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital in Breckenridge , MN. She is survived by her husband, Fred Stack. 

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Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 7th at 2 PM., from Iminanuel Lutheran 
Church, Wippennan Funeral Service in charge. 

********** December 4, 1952 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT FARGO 

John M. Mc Donald, 80, resident of a Fargo rest home three years and formerly of Hank- 
inson died early Tuesday at a Fargo hospital. 

The funeral was held at 9 AM Thursday, Dec. 11th, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic 
Church, the Very Rev. Frank J. Nestor officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery at 
Fargo . 

Mr. Mc Donald was born Nov. 14th 1872 at Portage, WI., and moved to Hankinson as a 
young man. He had engaged in various business enterprises there until retiring about 15 
years ago. He married Anna O'Keefe in Hankinson in 1915. She died in 1928. 

He leaves a son, John R. Mc Donald, Bremerton, WA.; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. (Eloise 

Ann) Swanson, 1101 Third St. So., Moorhead; a brother, George of Portage eind a sister, 

Mrs. Lillian Bull of St, Paul. 

********** December 11, 1952 

MRS. FRED STACK RITES HELD SUNDAY. 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Fred Stack on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7th at Imm- 
anuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, with the pastor. The Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, deliver- 
ing the sermons. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. 

Lena Stack, nee Wrege, was born Dec. 17th, 1885 in Greifswald, Pommerania, Germany 
and came to Richland Coimty at the age of twelve. She was married to Fred Stack Jxine 13th, 
1923. They lived on a farm four miles northwest of Hankinson until 1939 when they moved 
into Hankinson. Mrs. Stack was preceded in death by her only son Ottomar, who died in early 
infancy . 

Mrs. Stack has been in failing health for some time, being confined to the hospital in 
Breckenridge the past several weeks. Her passing is mourned by her sorrowing husband, her 
sisters, Anna of Minneapolis, Rose <Mrs. Jeff Johnson of Breckenridge, MN.) Martha (Mrs. 
Richard Winefeldt) of Hankinson, her brothers, Robert of Chicago, Arnold of Lake Lillian, 
MN., and Frank of Fort Meade, SD. 

The funeral was in charge of the Wipperman Home of Hankinson. 

********** December 11, 1953 

LADY KILLED AS CAR HITS TRAIN AT LIDGEBWOOD WEDNESDAY 
Helen Ryan, 42, was killed instantly when a car in which she was riding was struck 
by a Great Northern freight train at Lidgerwood about 4:30 PM., Wednesday afternoon. Her 
daughter, Jo Ann Ryan, 10, sustained a broken collar bone in the accident which occxirred 
as the car driven by Levi Williams, 29, slid about 150 feet on the ice into the path of the 
oncoming freight. Those who escaped injury were: Agnes Williams and Andrew Harris, about 
59 years of age. All are Indians. 

Art Anderson, State Patrolman, and Sheriff Henry Wurl, were called to the accident 
scene. According to Anderson the driver of the car is being held pending further investi- 
gation. ********** December 11, 1952 

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Mrs. Fred Geiser left for Kulm, ND., Monday morning being called there by the death 
of her stepfather. Mr. Geiser left Wednesday morning to attend the funeral which was held 
Wednesday afternoon. ********** December 11, 1952 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN DIES AT ROCHESTER 
Guy Ireland of Grand Forks, and formerly of Hankinson, died last Sunday at a Rochester 
Minnesota hospital. He was 75 years old. 

The late Mr. Ireland at one time owned Salzer Lumber Co., as well as other property 
in Hankinson. He left here in the early 1920 's. 

********** December 18, 1952 

STILES NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Thielman and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gebro attended 
the funeral of Alfred White at Moorehead Saturday. He was the father of Mrs. Alfred Bar- 
iletti formerly of Stiles smd now of Felton, MN. 

********** December 18 , 1952 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES 
Oscar Tillisch of Elk River, MN., died Thursday, Dec. 11th. His funeral was Sunday. 
Oscar Tillisch lived in Fairmount about 15 years ago and he is the brother-in-law of Mrs. 
Severt Johnson of Fairmount. 



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December 18, 1952 



GREAT BEND. Saturday evening Marvin Hoeft received the sad news that his uncle, 

Wm. Kriesel, died at Havanna, ND. Funeral services were Monday afternoon at Havanna. 

********** December 18, 1952 



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19 5 3 

WICKMAN RITES SET FOR FRIDAY 

John Wickman, 81, passed away at his home in Hankinson Monday night, Dec. 29th, after 
a lingering illness . 

Funeral services have been set for Friday, Jan. 2nd, from the Congregational Church 
at 2 PM. The Wippennan Fimeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

A more complete obituary will appear in the Hankinson News next week. 

********** January 1, 1953 

MANY FROM HERE AT GEORGE RITES 

Funeral services were held for Steve George, 61, Sunday, Dec. 28th, at the Methodist 
Church in Enderlin, ND. , the Rev. Otto Kinzler officiating. 

Masonic and military honors were held at the Enderlin Cemetery. An engineer on the 
Soo Line, Mr. George was killed Wednesday afternoon in a train wreck at Carrington, ND. 
The George's lived here in Hankinson about fourteen years ago. 

He is survived by his wife and six children: John, Hollywood, CA.; Lloyd, Oakland, CA., 
Beverly, Norfolk, VA., Billy, Gettysburg, PA.; Kyri, Des Moines, lA.; Betty, who lives at 
Enderlin. All were present for the funeral. Two children preceded him in death. 

Among the folks from Hankinson who attended the funeral were as follows: Messers and 
Mesdames: Geo. Schuett, John Bradford, Irvin Crooks, Leo Kinn and Robert Kinn. Mesdames: 
S. J. Backer, John Linehan, Maurice Aker, G. J. Scheib and Miss Isabel Kinn, 

********** January 1, 1953 

GREAT BEND NEWS ITEMS Friends here were sorry to hear the sad news that Mr. 

Frank Knupple passed away Saturday, Dec. 27th at Chicago. They were residents here until 
this fall. They sold their home on account of Mr. Knupple 's illness cind bought a home in 
Chicago at 5348 South Sayre Ave. Their daughter eind husband, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Seire, 
are living with her mother. Mr. Knupple was over 80 years old and leaves his sorrowing wife 
one son. Rev. Daniel Knupple of Springville, NY., and one daughter, Ruth, Mrs. Rocco Seire, 
and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Chicago. 

********** January 1, 1953 

JOHN WICKMAN 

John Wickman was born May 24th, 1870, in Jamptland, Sweden, the son of Mans and Eliz- 
abeth Wickman. In the spring of 1892, he came to the U. S. and settled in Northfield, MN., 
with his sister. In 1900 he moved to Lake Mills, lA. , where he was engaged in cabinet mak- 
ing. On June 10th, 1902, he was united in marriage to Emma Holt of Lake Mills, lA., at 
Waseca, MN., by the Rev. Lloyd. 

The following year they filed a homestead at Warroad, MN., where they resided until 
1906 when they moved to a farm in Greendale Township, south of Hankinson, where they farmed 
until 1919, when they moved into Hankinson. Mr. Wickman was a member of the Masonic Lodge 
and of the Congregational Church for which he served as treasurer, trustee, Deacon and in 
other capacities. 

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On June 10th of this past year, the Wickman's celebrated their Golden Wedding Anni- 
versary at their home. He is survived by his wife, Eiama, 3 children, Clifford of Shady 
Side, Maryland; Mrs. Geo. Smith of Grand Forks, ND.; and Mrs. Harold Clough of Grand Rap- 
ids, MI., 2 brothers, Magnus of Minneapolis; and Olaf of Spokane, WA., 10 grandchildren 
and a host of friends. 

Mr. Wickman passed away at his home, Monday, Dec. 29th, at 9:25 at the age of 82 
years , 7 months emd 5 days . 

Out of town people who attended the service were: Cmdr. cind Mrs. C. L. Wickman of 
Shady Side, MD. , Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Grand Forks, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clough 
of Grand Rapids, MI., Mr. M. H. Wickman of Minneapolis, Mr. Miles Lea also of Minneapolis, 
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Clough and son of Emrick, ND., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretchman, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Fogarty, and Mrs. Evelyn Petterson, all of Wahpeton. 

********** January 8, 1953 

H. BCHN BURIED AT GREAT BEND TODAY 

Funeral services were held for Herman C. Bohn at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Great 
Bend on Thursday, Jan. 8th, with Rev. Rengsdorf and Rev. Henry Fry officiating. 

Born on July 22nd, 1880, Mr. Bohn had resided in Great Bend all of his life. He 
married Martha Strege at Lidgerwood on June 17th, 1903. An elder and trustee of Trinity 
Lutheran Church, he had been Richland County Commissioner from 1938 through 1950. 

Besides his wife he leaves two sons; Paul and Melvin of Great Bend; three daughters; 
Mrs. Mindard (Regina) Aasness, Doran, MN.; Mrs. Ralph (Lorrain) Womer, Great Bend and 
Mrs. Allen (Edna) Womer, Rockford, IL., four sisters and 12 grandchildren. 

********** January 8, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Mrs. Martin Simonson passed away Monday afternoon of this week. 

The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 9th. She is survived by two daughters, three sons and 



several grandchildren. ********** 



Janxiary 8, 1953 



GREAT BEND NEWS ITEMS Mr. H. C. Bohn passed away at the St. Francis Hospital Sun- 
day evening at 9:30. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the 
home and at 1:30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. 

********** January 8, 1953 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 

Robert Olson, formerly of this vicinity, passed away Jan. 7th in a hospital in Seattle, 
WA., where he had been a patient for several weeks. 

Mr. Olson was born in 1894, in Greendale Township and lived there most of his life. 
He was engaged in farming. During World War I he served with the army overseas. The last 
ten years of his life he resided in California and later in Bremerton, WA. He had been in 
poor health for the last year and a half. 

Funeral services, followed by cremation, were held Saturday at Seattle. He is surviv- 
ed by his two daughters, Annette and Alice, of this community, his sister, Mrs. Wm. (Alice) 
Esau of Saginaw, MI., and his two brothers, Oscar of Mc Pherson, K£., and Walter of Menlo 
Park, CA. ********** January 15, 1953 

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CHARLES EIDE DIES 

Charles Eide, a resident of Richland County for 62 years, died at his home in Fair- 
mount Saturday evening at 11 o'clock. Mr. Eide was manager of the Salzer Lximber Co., here 
for 45 years retiring six years ago. He was a member of the Fairmovint Volunteer Fire Depart- 
ment for many years. 

He was bom in Nore Numnadahl, Norway. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith there. 
Following the death of his mother he came with his father to the D. S. when nine years old. 
Upon arriving in the U. S. they settled at Sacred Heart, MN., where they lived for seven 
years. They moved to Minot where Mr. Eide took up a homestead four years later moving to 
Fairmount. 

He was united in marriage with Edith Strait March 9th, 1901. He is survived by his 
widow, a son, Arden of Fairmount, and a daughter (Bernice) Mrs. A. J. Gajer of Fairmount 
and four granddaughters. 

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Ch\irch Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Rev. P. A. 
Grisvold of Wahpeton officiating. Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Eide 
was 82 years old, a kindly old gentleman, who will be sadly missed by his many friends. 

********** January 22, 1953 

VOSS FUNERAL TXffiSDAY 

Mr. August Voss, former Fairmount resident, died at the St. Francis Rest Home in Breck- 

enridge on Saturday. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Vertin Chapel 

at Breckenridge and interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Voss was the father 

of Robert Voss of Fairmount. 

********** January 22, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stenson, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sanden 

and Mrs. Elmer Cornelius, attended funeral services for Rev. Stephen Dale at Hope Lutheran 
Church at Minneota, MN., on Wednesday, Jan. 14th. The Dales' son. Rev. Otto Dale, is pastor 
of the church there. The following day services were to be held at the Long Lake Lutheran 
Church in St. James, MN., and interment was to be loade there in the Long Lake Cemetery. 

Rev. Dale served one year at the New Effington Evangelical Lutheran Parish, between 
the ministries of Pastors M. A. Olson and K. J. Helgesen. Since then he and Mrs. Dale have 
lived in St. Paul. He passed away from cancer at a hospital in Red Lake Falls where one of 
his sons is a doctor, on Jan. 12th, at the age of 68 years. 

********** • January 22, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Word was received here Saturday that Mrs. Dale Monson had passed away 
in a Montevideo, MN., hospital Wednesday. She had been a sufferer of cancer for a few years. 

The funeral was held at Clarkfield, MN., Saturday. Mrs. Monson, the former June Ander- 
son of Clarkfield, MN., is survived by her husband and two children, Don Peter and Karen, 
and several sisters and brothers. Because the Monson relatives here did not receive the 
message of her death until Saturday morning, they were unable to attend the funeral. Mrs. 
Monson and children spent a year here before she moved to Montevideo and has many friends 

here. Sympathy is extended to the family. 

********** January 22, 1953 

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RETIRED MAIL CARRIER PASSES 
Ole G. Beito passed away about 1:45 PM Monday. He would have been 89 years old on 
February 3rd. Mr. Beito was a retired mail carrier of Route 1 serving both out of old 
Effington and later out of New Effington. He retired in 1929. He is survived by his wife, 
two sons, three daughters, three grandsons and an aged brother. Rev. Beito, 91, of Benson, 
MN. Funeral services will be Friday at the house and Zion Church in town. 

********** January 22, 195 3 

MANTADOR NEWS ITEMS. .. .Mrs . Chas . Haiis passed away on Friday night at St. Mary's Hosp- 
ital . The body was brought to the home of her son , Mr . eind Mrs . Thomas Haus Monday and the 
funeral Mass was held Tuesday morning with interment at Calvary Cemetery at Mantador with 
Rev. Fr. Miller officiating. 

The Christian Mothers gathered at the Haus home Monday afternoon to pray the Rosary. 
In the evening Rev. Miller led another recitation of the Rosary in the home. 

********** January 22, 1953 

FORMER ELMA TOWNSHIP PIONEER DIES 

Mrs. Ole Toberg, a pioneer resident of Elma Township, passed away at her home in 
Elbow Lake, MN., Wednesday, Jan. 28th. Her husband preceeded her in death about eight 
years ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Elbow Lake. 

********** January 29, 1953 

LAST RITES FOR T. J. LUND HELD HERE WEDNESDAY 

This community was shocked and deeply grieved Tuesday morning of this week to learn 
that Tracy Lund, implement dealer here for the past eight years, had passed away about 5:30 
that morning at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . 

Death was attributed to a ruptvure of the major blood vessel of the lower body. Mr. 
Lund had complained of not feeling well for several days, although he had been at his place 
of business as usual. Sunday evening at about midnight he was stricken with severe pains 
in his back. Dr. F. B. Schleinitz was called, and he was immediately rushed to the Breck- 
enridge Hospital by Wipperman ambulcince. An emergency operation was performed immediately 
upon arrival and he was given several blood transfusions during the day on Monday. 

Funeral services were held in Hankinson at the Union Congregational Church Wednesday 
afternoon, Jan. 28th, at 3 PM with Rev. J. D. Warkentin, minister, officiating. Final 
rites will be held in Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Lanesboro, MN., Sunday afternoon. Rev. 
Arthiar Jothen, pastor, conducting the service. Burial will be in the family plot in the 
church cemetery there. 

The late Tracy J. Lund was born at Lanesboro, in southeastern Minnesota, April 27th, 
1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lund. It was there he grew to manhood and became assoc- 
iated in the automobile and implement business with the late Cyrus B. Christenson. On May 
28th, 1913, he was united in marriage to Clara Skaug, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Skaug 
pioneer Lanesboro grocers. To this union were bom three children: Arden, of Minneapolis, 
Beverly (Mrs. D. F. Prinz,) Red Wing, Mn., and Everett of the U. S. Army Air Corps, of 



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Camp Stoneman, CA. There are seven grandchildren. Besides his wife, Clara, the late Mr. 
Lund is also siorvived by his mother, Mrs. A. J. Lund, and a brother, Francis, of Minnea- 
polis and a brother, Clair Lund of Pueblo, CO. His father, A. J. Lund, preceded him in 
death in 1914. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lund and family left Lanesboro, MN., in 1929, moving to Austin, MN., where 
for five years he was field man for the John Deere Implement Co. In 1934 they moved to 
Minneapolis and later to Fergus Falls and Breckenridge , MN. In 1944 they moved to Hankin- 
son where he took over the John Deere agency here, later purchasing the business. During 
their early married life, Mr. and Mrs. Lund also spent a year at Swift Current, Saskatche- 
wan, Canada, where he was collection manager for the John Deere Co. 

The late Mr. Lund was a member of Lebanon Masonic Lodge at lAnesboro as well as an 
active member of the Hankinson Commercial Club. He was also a gradviate of Lanesboro High 
School, 1910, and attended the Univ. of Minn. 

Active pallbearers were: G. E. Kackow, Martin Knutson, Henry Risch, Ted Bladow, Axel 
Pederson and Stewart Dering. Honorary pallbearers were: Fred Healy, John Roth, Mike Wawers, 
William Lv±>eck, Ed German and Harold Stein. 

Business places in Hankinson were closed diiring the funeral services. 

********** January 29, 195 3 

MRS. ANDREW ANDERSON BURIED NEAR GALCHUTT 

Mrs. Andrew Anderson, 67, passed away Thursday evening at the Kent Hospital, Hankin- 
son, ND. She was born July 26th, 1885, in Richland County. Tillie Christopherson was 
married to Andrew Anderson, also of Richland County, Feb. 1st, 1907. Their family made 
their home south of Galchutt for many years and then moved to Great Bend. For 10 years 
they have resided at Hankinson. Mr. Anderson passed away a year ago. 

S\irvivors are five children, namely, Sophie, Beatrice, Orville, Ernest and Arvid. 
Also svirviving are seven grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held in Bethany Church three miles northeast of Galchutt Tues- 
day at 2 o'clock. Rev. Haus Upstad officiating. 

Pallbearers were six nephews: Chester Johnson, Rueben Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Glenn 
Johnson, Raymond .Anderson and Oscar Christopherson. Interment was made at the Bethany 
Cemetery beside her husband. 

Mrs. Anderson was a loving wife and mother. She was a fine Christian character and 

much beloved by all who knew her. 

********** Januciry 29, 195 3 

HARRY HUTCHINS RITES HELD AT FAIRMOUNT TODAY 
Funeral services were held for Harry Hutchins of Fairmount, ND., at the Vertin Fun- 
eral Home in Breckenridge Thursday, Jan. 29th, Rev. H. Cook officiating. 

Born Sept. 26th, 1882, Clifton Township in Pierce County, WI . In the early 1900 "s 
he came to this part of the country and homesteaded near Lemon, SD. For many years he 
lived with his brother, William, near Fairmount. Since the death of his brother in 1949, 
he made his home with his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Holtz on their farm home 

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in Traverse County., MN. His main occupation was farming. He was a faithful member of 
the Methodist Church in Fairmoxmt. 

He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Elroy Holtz of Fairmount, ND., and Mrs. D. Nevin 
of Billings, Mt. and one nephew, Austin Hutchins of Cook, MN. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, seven brothers and two sisters. 

********** January 29, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . Mrs . O. C. Eggen received the sad news Thursday that her brother, B. 
Fonnest, about 76, of Grygla, MN., had passed away. Mr. Fonnest's wife died last July. 

********** January 29, 195 3 

WILLIAM ZEITZ, FORMER RESIDENT HERE, DIES 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander received word Tuesday night that Wm. Zeitz had passed 
away that evening in Minneapolis. He was a former Hankinson resident. Mr. and Mrs. Zander 
left to attend the funeral. ********** February 5, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT DOCTOR DIED IN DECATUR, MICHIGAN 
Word reached Fairmovmt friends Saturday of the death of Dr. N. H. Greeman. He died 
at his home in Decatur, MI., Jan. 18th, from complications following a fall. 

Dr. Greeman was born in Michigan in Feb. of 1873. He graduated from the Univ. of 
Mich, in 1898. He came to Fairmount in 1899 and practiced his profession here until 

about years ago when he and his fcunily moved to Michigan, where he continued to 

practice until about 5 years ago. 

Surviving are his wife and two sons: George in Medical School at Ann Arbor, MI., and 
Rial, at present in the Navy at Norfolk, VA. 

********** February 5, 195 3 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swanson, Mrs Olson and Mrs. Chas . Templeton attended the 

funeral, at Breckenridge, for Harry Hutchins of Fairmount on Thursday. 

********** February 5, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON. .. .Fred Losinger, 63, passed away suddenly at his home about 10 AM., 
Thursday of last week from a stroke. He had just returned Monday night from a month's vac- 
ation trip to Oregon and California. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Arlene and 
a son Verland. ********** February 5, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Scheller and Ralph Sedlar attended the funeral of Theo Sedlar 

at Great Bend on Tuesday afternoon. 

********** February 5, 1953 

WILLIAM B. ZIETZ 

Services for William B. Zietz, 74, 4445 Beard Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN., who died 
a week ago Tuesday were held at a Minneapolis mortuary. Burial was in Glen Haven Memor- 
ial Gardens . 

Mr. Zietz was a conductor on the Soo line railroad for many years and was a resident 
here for some time. He was a member of Hankinson Lodge A. F. S A. M. He lived in Minn- 

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eapolis about 14 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Maria Anna, Minneapolis; three sons, Bode W, and Carl 
W. , Minneapolis, and William R. , Hollywood, CA.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Powers, Dunedin, 
FL. , and Mrs. Helen Olson, of Minneapolis and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Kramer, Philadelphia, 
PA. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. William Zander of Clitherall, 
MN., left on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Zietz. Mrs. Zietz is a sister of the 
Zander men. The Richard Zanders returned Sunday after spending the weekend at the William 
Zander home. * ********* February 12, 1953 

LAST RITES FOR J. LUGERT, SR. SATURDAY 

Joseph Lugert, Sr., a resident of Mantador community since 1901, passed away Wednesday 
afternoon at the St. Gerard's Hospital, at the age of 88 years, two months and 11 days. He 
was born in Sudatenland, Germany. He immigrated to America, first settling in Wisconsin, 
then coming to southwest of Mantador where he farmed until 1930. He than retired and moved 
into Mantador. 

He is survived by his wife and children, Anna Lenz of Mantador, Martin of New Rockford, 
Carl of Motley, MN., Joe Jr., of Hankinson, Father Lugert of Cogswell, ND., Mike of Kansas 
City, MO., and Henry of St. Paul. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren and 31 great-grand- 
children. A brother, Frank of Oklahoma, also survives. 

Services will be held from St. Peter and Paul's Church Saturday at 9:30 AM. with Rev. 
Fr. Miller celebrating the Mass. Rosary, at the home in Mantador, will be at 8 PM this 
Friday. Six grandsons will be pallbearers. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of 
arrangements. ********** February 12, 1953 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN BURIED AT BRECKENRIDGE 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 8th, for Jacob G. Backer of Doran, 
MN., at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge . 

Mr. Backer was born Aug. 15th, 1911, near Hankinson. He began his education at the 
Sonora school. Later he moved to Campbell, MN. He passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, at the 
St. Francis Hospital. He was a victim of polio. 

He is survived by his wife and son, Michael, of Doran, his mother, Mrs. Peter Backer 
of Doran, two brothers and four sisters. 

* ********* February 12, 1953 

ANDREW FLADLAND RITES HELD TODAY AT HAMMER 
Andrew Fladland, a resident of New Effington, passed away early Monday morning at the 
Community Hospital, Sisseton, SD. , at the age of 98 years. 

Mr. Fladland was well known in the Hankinson territory in the early days before the 
Fairmount-Veblin Railroad line was built, as Hankinson was their trading town. 

Services were held today (Thursday) from the Nedaros Lutheran Church at Hammer, SD., 
Rev. K. Helgesen officiating. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** February 12, 1953 

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GREAT BEND .Fioneral services for Mrs. Theodore Sedler, nee Erma May Renshaw, 

were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 PM., at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Rev. 
Gideon Eberhart and Rev. Robert Strutz officiating. 

Mrs. Sedler died at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge on Saturday morning, Jan. 
31st, after several months of illness. She reached the age of 49 years. Mrs. Sedler was 
born Nov. 16th, 1903, at Storm Lake, lA., and later she went to Borup, MN . , with her parents 
where she grew up and went to school and graduated from high school . Later she came to 
Wahpeton and was employed as saleslady at Montgomery Wards for seven years. She was united 
in marriage to Theodore Sedler of Great Bend on Feb. 14, 1938 at Moorhead, MN. Then made 
her home on the farm east of Great Bend. 

The Walby Funeral Home of Lidgerwood had charge of the funeral arrangements. She was 
laid to rest at the Great Bend Cemetery. 

She leaves to mourn her sorrowing husband, her father, G. A. Penshaw and one brother, 
Clarence Penshaw of Borup, MN. Pallbearers were Robert Sedler, Milton Sedler, Rudy Behling, 
Ben Loll, Carl Gutzmer aoid Charles Loll. (Penshaw or Renshaw ?) 

********** February 12, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. R. Stegner Rites Held on Saturday Last rites were conduct- 
ed on Saturday from the Methodist Church in Fairmount for Mrs. Robert Stegner of that city 

who died Wednesday at St. John's Hospital in Fargo. Rev. H officiated and Vertin 

Funeral Home of Wahpeton had charge of arrangements. Interment was made in the Fairmount 
Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: J. D. Swanson, Karlsback, Elmer Nazzatz, Henry uddes, 

Dan Linehan and Ed Kur 

She was born Oct. 28th, 1888 in Can...., MN., where she attended schools and grew to 
womanhood. She married Robert Stegner at Hendricks, MN., in 1913 and the couple lived in 
Canada for a year before coming to Fairmount where Mr. Stegner operates a produce firm. 

Mrs. Stegner was an active member of the Methodist Church and was a member of the Lit- 
erary Club and the American Legion Auxiliary . 

She is survived by her husband; a son, Robert, Jr., of Denver, CO., two brothers, Oscar 
Peterson of Detroit, MI., and Mauritz Peterson of Fairmount; a sister, Mrs. Aiistin Schou- 
weilfer of Boise, ID. ********** February 12, 1953 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES HRUBY HELD 

Funeral services for Charles Hruby were held Friday at 10:30 AM at the Walby Chapel 
in Lidgerwood. Officiating was Rev. George Krile and interment was at Calvary Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were James Heley, Edward Polda, John Valasty, Julius Uapravnik, John Hruza 
and James Sheleny. 

Charles Hruby was born May 30th, 1881 in Kurimany, Czechoslovakia and came to the 
United States with his brother in 1903. At first he was employed on the New York dock and 
spent a year in Chicago before coming to Lidgerwood where he obtained work on various farms 
before buying his own farm in Moran Township in 1909. 



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He was married to Barbcira Landman in 1911. Her death occxurred in 1922. In 1924 he 
returned to Czechoslovakia and on Jan. ..., 1925 he was married to Antonie Klichova. 
They retiorned here shortly thereafter and made their home on his farm until the time of 
his death Feb. 3rd, at 9:30 AM. 

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Charles, Jr., and James W., at home and Jerry P. 

at St. Paul, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Wilprecht, also at home. One sister, Mrs. Francis 

Hrdlicka of Hankinson. ^^^^^^^^^^ , ,„,„, 

********** February 12, 1953 

MES. MANIKOWSKE FUNERAL MONDAY, MOORETON 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace Manikowske, 58, of Mooreton, and well known in this 
vicinity, will be held at 2 PM. , Monday, Feb. 23rd, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Moore- 
ton. Mrs. Manikowske passed away last Sunday at Fullerton, CA. Interment will be in the 
Dwight Cemetery. (Faith Lutheran Cemetery) The body will arrive at Mooreton from Fuller- 
ton, CA., on Saturday morning and will be at the Vertin Fvmeral Home there until the time 
of the funeral. Her brothers, Anton and Carl Flamer and Mrs. Thomas Manikowske are accom- 
panying the body from California. Services were held at P^lllerton on Tuesday of this week. 

Pallbearers will be Joseph A and Rudy H. Hoefs of Han3d.nson, Arthur Lee of Wahpeton; 

and ....haring, Paul Thiel and George of Mooreton. 

Mrs. Manikowske has been making her home at Long Beach. She became ill in January and 
was operated on at Fullerton. Mrs. Manikowske is survived by two sons, Thomas and Maurice 
of Mooreton, two grandchildren, two brothers, Carl Flamer of Fargo and Anton Flamer of 
San Francisco, CA., a daughter, Mrs. Emil Sunderland of Bremerton, WA. , also survives. 

Alice Flamer Manikowske was bom on 14th, 1895 at Milnor, the daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. George Flamer. She grew up there and attended the schools, later attending the 

Agricultural College at Fargo. She was married to Wallace Manikowske at Fargo on Feb. 3rd, 

1919. He husband died March 5, 1948. Since his death she has managed the Manikowske farms 

near Mooreton and taken an active part in civic affairs. During the 1949 session of the 

state Legislature, she acted as postmistress in the senate. Mrs. Manikowske was Republican 

Committee woman for Richland County. 

********** February 19, 195 3 

FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. CROOKS AT FAIRMOUNT 

■ Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 2 PM. , at the th Church of 

Christ at Fairmount for Mrs. Issac Crooks, 69, long time resident of Fairmount who died 
Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge where she had been a patient since 

suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. Death came at Robert Runner officiated 

at the service and interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. Vertin Funeral Home of 

Wahpeton was in charge. 

Fleischauer, daughter of and Theresa Fleischauer, was bom in Pennsyl- 
vania on Nov. 12th, Her family moved to Missippippi where she grew to womanhood. 

She came to Richland County with her parents to a farm near Fairmount. In 1903 she became 
the wife of Issac Crooks and the couple farmed there until 1940 when they moved into Fair- 

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mount. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Besides her husband she leaves 12 children. They are: eight daughters, Mrs. Mable 

Gabbert and Mrs. Mar (Ruth) Moeller, both of Fairmount, Mrs. Bert (Ellen) Isaacson of 

Renton, WA. , Mrs. Arnold (Clara) of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Weiser of 

Wheaton, IL. , Mrs. Walter (Laura) Hill and Mrs. Jay (Ethel) Erstal both of International 

Falls, MN., and Mrs (Irene) Saxton of Minneapolis and four sons, Albert of Nez 

Idaho, Roy of Fairmount, Cleurence of Winner, SD. , and Glen of International Falls, MN. 
She also leaves 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Her parents and a sister and brother preceded her in death. 

********** February 19, 1953 

(Some of the Hankinson News issues are bovmd and the articles on the left side of the news 
paper have some words that Ccinnot be deciphered.) 

********** 

MRS. RICHARD MILLER DIED TUESDAY 
Mrs. Richard Miller of Wahpeton died Tuesday morning, Feb. 17th at the St. Francis 
Hospital at Breckenridge . Funeral services are being held Thursday at the Immanuel Luth- 
eran Church at Wahpeton. 

Her husband died Monday of last week and the funeral was held last Thursday. Mr. and 
Mrs. Miller were former Fciinnount residents. 

********** February 19, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT. .. .Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sinner attended the funeral of R. A. Willson at Doran, 
Sunday afternoon. ********** February 19, 195 3 

GREAT BEND NEWS Fred Neman of Falls City, NE., 79, passed away Feb. 2nd at his 

home. He has cousins and other relatives in Wahpeton and the Great Bend vicinity. 

********** February 19, 195 3 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEOPOLD NAVRATIL, 84, AT EFFINGTON FRIDAY 
Funeral services will be held for Leopold, Navratil, 84, from the Bethany Lutheran 
Church at New Effington on Friday, Feb. 27th, at 2 PM. , from the home at 1:30 PM. 

Rev. Knudson will officiate and interment will be made in the Bohemian Cemetery. 
Mr. Navratil passed away Monday afternoon at his home south of Heinkinson. He homesteaded 
his present farm, where he has lived lantil his demise. 

He is survived by his wife and 11 children; Frank, Steve, Wensel, Joseph, Leo, Rose, 
Lillian, Mamie, Agnes and Alvina. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements . 

********** February 26, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIED 
Mrs. Ida Oestriech of Inglewood, CA., died Thursday, Feb. 19th and the funeral was 
Monday of this week. Mrs. Oestriech is a former Fairmount resident, formerly owning the 
farm now occupied by the Elroy Holz family. Mrs. Oestriech is an aunt of Mrs. Paul Pinkney 
of Fairmount. ********** February 26, 1953 

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NEW EFFINGTON There were many from here who attended the fimeral of Mrs. Fred 

Lackey at Wheaton Monday. Mrs. Lackey died following a stroke. She was a sister of 
Albert, Carl and Harold Schultz of New Effington. The Lackeys farmed for several years 
near New Effington. ********** February 26 1953 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR FRANK WETTSTEIN 

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Feb. 26th, at 10 o'clock in St. Anthony's 
Catholic Church for Frank Wettstein, 73, of Fairmount, who died Monday, Feb. 23rd, at the 
St. Francis Hospital. He was a resident of this community nearly 50 years. The Rev. John 
B. Greiner officiated. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery. The Rosary was recited Wed- 
nesday evening at 8 o'clock in the Vertin Chapel. 

Frank Wettstein was born September 18th, 1879, in Wisconsin. He attended schools there 
and married Cleura Krause on Jan. 12th, 1904. They came to this vicinity and farmed until 
1942 when they moved into town. 

Besides his wife, Mrs. Wettstein, he leaves three sons', Leo and LeRoy of Staples, MN., 
and Elmer of Fairmount; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Alvina) Gebhart, Fairmount and Mrs. 
Carrol (Lillian) Rehm, Henning, MN.; five brothers, Michael, Edward, Andrew, Matt and Jacob, 
all of Fond du Lac, WI.; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Amz, Fond du Lac, Mrs. Ed Schutte, 
New Hollstein, WI., and Mrs. Arthur Munz, Keil, WI., 16 grandchildren and six great-grand- 
children. 

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Krause of Elk 
Heart, WI.; Jake Kraiise of WI., Leonard Gebheart of St. Paul, Mrs. John Miller and her dau- 
ghter of Duluth, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wettstein and family and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wawers, 
all of Staples, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Rehm and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Rehm and 
Cecil Rehm, all of Henning, MN. Other friends and relatives were from Wheaton, MN., Hank- 
inson and Wahpeton. (Fairmount News) 

********* * March 5, 195 3 

STILES NEWS .... Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 PM for Mrs. Antonia Kadichka 
at the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood. She died on Wednesday, Feb. 25th at the St. Francis 
Hospital in Breckenridge . She was a resident of the Liberty Grove Township . Interment was 
in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Grant Township beside her husband. 

********** March 5, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. .. .Funeral at Fairmoiont for Mrs. Bardsley Funeral services were 

held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26th, at the Methodist Church in Fairmount for Mrs. Carrie 
Bardsley, 89, long time resident of Fairmount, who died Sunday, Feb. 22nd at Devils Lake, 
ND. Rev. E. Harvey Cook officiated at the service. 

Mrs. Bardsley, the former Carrie Hull, was born at Austin, MN., and came to Fairmount 
as a child and was educated in the schools here and in the Red River Valley University. She 
taught at Fairmount and Wahpeton schools before her marriage in 1905. She had resided here 
much of the time. Her husband and a daughter preceded her in death. 

********** March 12, 1953 

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KITES TUESDAY AT LA MARS FOR GEORGE OLIVER 
Funeral services for George G. Oliver, pioneer resident of South Dakota, who had 
been hospitalized here and died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, were held Tuesday at 
2 o'clock from the Bethany Methodist C3iurch in La Mars Township, with Rev. B. B. Curtis 
officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Sisseton, SD. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
was in charge of arrangements . 

George Oliver was born in Wisconsin on April 16th, 1866 and came to Sioux Falls, SD. , 
as a young man. There he met and later married Eunice Pinney. They moved to Hankinson 
where they resided for eight years, during which time he worked at Jones Flour Mill. He 
later moved to his homestead north of New Effington, SD. 

Mrs. Oliver died in 1936. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Alfred Biggs, of Fair- 
mount; sons, Kenneth, of New Effington and Kermit of Berea, CA. , two brothers, Frank of 
Minneapolis and Sam of Great Falls; there cire five greindchildren. 

********** March 12, 195 3 



Mr . and Mrs . Andy Nelson attended the funeral of his uncle , Ole Bolien on Wednesday 
afternoon at Alexandria, MN. ********** M^^^h 26, 1953 

MRS. A. SCHELLER RITES HELD MONDAY 

Mrs. Amelia Scheller, former resident of Hankinson, passed away suddenly in the St. 
Alexius Hospital at Bismarck, ND. , Itiursday morning, March 19th, following a two weeks 
willness. She had been cared for in the morning and apparently passed away without suff- 
ering. 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 AM., at St. Patrick's Church in 
Wishek, ND. , Fr. Veit and Fr. Aleksonis conducting the ritual. The body was bought to 
Hankinson for funeral services which were held Monday morning at St. Philip's Church, Fr. 
G. C. Bierens conducting the services. 

Mrs. Scheller has owned and operated a modem ladies and mens ready-to-wear store in 
Hankinson. Mrs. Amelia Scheller was born in Austria Nov. 24th, 1895. In 1901 she came to 
the United States, settling in Hankinson with her parents. In 1912 she was married and moved 
to Wishek where she has lived since. 

Siirviving are six daughters and one son and five grandchildren. Daughters are: Mrs. 
Roland (Evangeline) Steinwehr of this city; Frances of Inglewood, CA.; Mrs. Roy (Margaret) 
Brummond, Kathryn of Inglewood, CA.; Mrs. Gene (Joan) Hageman of Harvey, ND., and Georgiann 
and Anthony of Wishek. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements . 

********** March 26, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT Ralph Mc Conn left Sunday afternoon for Henry, XL., where he attended 

the funeral Wednesday of his aunt, Mrs. Emma Ried. 

********** April 2, 1953 

Mrs. S. Ramish received word that her mother, Mrs. Karen Martinson of Hill Crest 

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Sanitariuxa, Glendale, CA. , had passed away Tuesday morning, March 31st. 

********** April 2, 1953 

LAST RITES FOR PAUL WITTE TUESDAY 

Paul Witte, a resident of Hankinson since 1906 passed away Friday April 3rd at St. 
Gerard's Hospital. He was 79 years old. He was bom in Wabasha, MN., Jan. 6th, 1874 cmd 

was married in 1900 to Magdalene sler. They settled in the Mantador community on the 

Keystone Farms in 1905 and a year later moved to Hankinson where he owned a blacksmith shop 
until 1910. He was employed by the Hankinson Co., until his retirement nine years ago. 

He is survived by his wife and six daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Mel.., of Washburn, ND., 
Mrs. Margaret Hurley of Seattle, WA., Mrs. ...en Kotchian of Minot, ND., Mrs. Mary Lewis 

of Hankinson, Do Witte of Washington, DC,, smd Philippine Witte Hankinson. There are 

also four brothers and one sister. 

Funeral services were held in St. Philip's Church Tuesday morning, April 7th, Very 

Rev. G. C. Bierens conducting the service. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the 

funeral arrangements . 

********** April 9, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT MAN DIED MONDAY 

Vincent Zatchea, 76, died suddenly Monday, April 6th, at his home. A complete obit- 



uary will follow next week. *******•«* 



April 9, 1953 



Mr. and Mrs. Art Hanson received word that his uncle Eddie Hanson, of Lidgerwood, 
passed away Tuesday morning. He was the janitor of the school in Lidgerwood. The funeral 
service will be held Friday afternoon, April 10th, at Lidgerwood. A year ago to this Tues- 
day his twin brother passed away, he being Art Hanson's father. 

********** April 9, 1953 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ZATECKA HELD TODAY 
Funeral services for Vincent John Zatecka of Fairmount were held Thursday April 9th, 
at the Methodist Church at 2 PM at Fairmount, Rev. Kinzler officiating. 

Mr. Zatecka was born Jan. 15th, 1877, in Prosech, Czechoslovakia and passed away 
April 6th, 1953, at his home in Fairmovint. He came to the U. S. in 1893 and went to 
live with his step-father (John Kordovsky) near Stiles. He worked in this community until 
1905 when he married Anna Owen of Lidgerwood and settled in that community for six years. 
They then moved to Ogena, MN. for one year and returned to the LidgeiT^ood community. In 
1927 they moved to the Fairmount vicinity. In 1948 they retired and moved into Fairmount 

village . 

Mr. Zatecka is survived by one son, Frank of Fairmovint, two daughters, Bessie, Mrs. 
Anton Steinback of Fargo; Dorothy, Mrs. Ray Cordell of Moorhead and one grandchild, Doro- 
thy Ann. Also one brother, Joe and one half brother, Louis Korlovsky of Lidgerwood. 

********** April 9, 1953 

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STILES NEWS. .. .Frank Hrdlicka and James W. Hriiby attended the fvineral of John Vovicka 
which was held at Wahpeton Monday morning at St. John's Catholic C3iurch. 

********** April 9, 1953 

MRS. JOS. LUGEKT LAID TO REST AT MANTADOR 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jos. Lugert, Sr., who died Tuesday at the St. Gerard Comm- 
\inity Hospital in Hankinson, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Peter and Paul's 
Church in Mantador with her son. Father Lugert officiating. The rosary was recited at the 
family home in Mantador Sunday evening. 

Born, April 25th, 1877, in Germany, she married Mr. Lugert on Nov. 10th, 1896; he died 
Feb. 11th of this year. Surviving are three children: Anna Lenz, Mike Lugert of Kansas City 
and Henry of St. Paul. Step-children are Martin Lugert of New Rockford; Carl of Staples, 
Joe, Jr., of Hankinson, Rev. John Lugert of Cogswell. A son, George died in 1918. 

Mrs. Lugert had been a member of St. Peter and Paul's Church for many years and a 
member of the Christian Mothers of that church since 1908. 

Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the final arremgements . 

********** April 16, 195 3 

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Nelson and Mrs. Dan Jones attended a funeral for the ladies aunt, 
Mrs. Selma Foley at De Lamere Saturday afternoon. 

********** April 16, 195 3 

MANTADOR. .. .Mrs. Barbara Lugert passed away at the St. Gerard Hospital Friday even- 
ing. The funeral was held at Mantador Monday morning with Rev. Fr. Lugert saying the mass. 
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery. Her husband passed away on Feb. 11th of this year. 

********** April 16, 1953 

Mrs . John Cunningham went to Bismarck Friday morning to attend the funeral of her 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Gruenberg of Bismarck. 

********** April 16, 1953 

A. ROEDER RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

August Louis Roeder was born on Sept. 25th, 1867, at Camin in West Prussia, Germany. 
He was the son of the late George Roeder and his wife, Louise (Milbrandt) . Mr. Roeder 
was baptized in the Evangelical Church on Oct. 6th, 1867 and confirmed on Oct. 30, 1881. 

At the age of 16 he came to America and was married Nov. 14th, 1895, to Minnie Berg. 
Five sons were born to this union. They made their home on a farm in Moran Township until 
Mr. Roeder 's health forced him to quit farming in 1945. He spent the years of his retire- 
ment living in Hankinson. Early Monday, April 20th, 1953, he passed away in his sleep. 

He leaves to mourn his wife, Minnie; five sons; Edwin, Theodore, Emil, Walter and 
Robert, all living in the Hankinson area. He also leaves nine grandchildren (two having 
preceded him in death), and one great grandchild (another having preceded him in death. 1 



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He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Herman Wirth of Shawnee, OK. Two brothers Fred and 
Julius, and two sisters, Mrs. George Bladow and Mrs. Herman Medenwald, Sr., also preceded 
him in death. 

Fiineral services were held Wednesday at the Evangelical and Reformed Chvirch in Hankin- 
son with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating, assisted by the choir and Miss Connie Scheller at the 
organ. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Wipperman Funeral Service in charge. 

********** April 23, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES IN CHICAGO 

Jeffery White died April 14th, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. He was 65 and had 
been ill about a yeau:. Jeffery White was raised in Fairmount and has lived in Chicago 30 
years . 

Funeral services, with solemn requiem mass, were held on April 17th at Old St. Mary's 
Church in Chicago. Burial was in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

He was associated with the law firm of Tarpey, Tobin and Fullenkamp. Members of the 
family attending the fxineral were his brothers and sister, Patrick H. White of Hankinson, 
Mary W. Toms and Mrs. Joe Rassier of Fairmount. 

********** April 30, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. .. .Brother of Mrs. Bostrom Dies Mrs. Bostrom received a telegram 

last week informing her of the death of her brother, Pete Karls of Seattle, WA. He passed 
away Monday and was buried Thursday. 



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May 7, 1953 



NEW EFFINGTON Ellen Johnson of Minneapolis passed away at a hospital in Rochester 

MN., Saturday. She was a sister of Carl, Edward, and Peter Johnson and the late Mrs. Ole 
Pederson and Mrs. Eln Meistad. ********** May 7, 1953 

FORMER GREAT BEND MAN DIES AT COLFAX, WA. 

Word reached here that Allen Neuman of Colfax, WA., passed away at his home on May 
7th after a long illness. 

Mr. Neuman was born and raised in this community and in 1928 was married to Alma Griep- 
entrog of Great Bend where they lived until ten years ago, then moving to Colfax, WA. 

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Fritz Zimmer and Gail, at home, 

and many relatives and friends in this vicinity. 

********** May 14, 195 3 

STILES NEWS The commxinity mourns the passing of Frank Speral who was affectionately 

called "Grandpa" by most of the neighborhood. One of the few nonogenerians of the vicinity, 
he lived for many years in the Stiles community until he moved last fall with Mr. and Mrs. 
Anton Speral to their new home in Lidgerwood. He would have been 93 years old this coming 

********** May 14, 195 3 

June . ■' 

REMAINS OF FORMER HANKINSON MAN FOUND IN PHILIPPINES RECENTLY 
Not long ago a Philippino hunter discovered the wreckage of a B-24 bomber and the 
remains of its five crew members in the mountains of Leyte. 

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A team of the American Graves Registration service was flown from Hawaii to the 
Philippines and it was definitely established that this was the plane that disappeared 
in a flight over the Philippines on March 9th, 1945. Thus ended an eight year search. 

The remains were positively identified as those of Lt. Paul W. Wittenberger, the 
pilot, of Hankinson, ND.; Lt. Clarence H. Miller, the co-pilot, of Los Angeles, CA.; Lt. 
Willis C. Bundy, the navigator, of Cleveland Heights, OH.; Sgt Sarafin Urbanski, of Mer- 
chanicville, NY., and Sgt. Dale G. Swonger of Sawyer, KS. 

They have been buried with Memorial Services in the Jefferson Barracks National Cem- 
etery at St. Louis, MO. Lt. Wittenberger 's brother, Avery Wittenberger, of 4871 N. 19th, 
Milwaukee, attended the services with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wittenberger, now of 
Denver. CO. SHOCK, BUT FINALLY PEACE 

The long awaited news was given the Wittenbergers by Col. James B. Clearwater, Chief 
of the Memorial Division of the Army Quartermaster Corps. While it was naturally a shock 
the news also brought relief cind peace of mind, j\ist as similar messages from Washington 
have brought comfort and peace of mind to thousands of other parents since World War II . 

The message sent the Wittenbergers over the years show to what extent the Army goes 
in seeking information on men who have been lost as well as the painstaking research that 
goes into making positive identification. The cases are handled with the utmost of tact 
and skill by specially trained personnel. 

The Wittenbergers were residents of Hankinson vicinity, having lived on the farm now 
occupied by Alfred Medenwaldt, and operated a milk route here for a nimiber of years. They 
still have relatives at Lidgerwood. The Wittenbergers left in 1946. 

********** f^y 21, 195 3 

Mrs. Bob Bellin received a telegram Thursday that her brother, Henry Wetenkamp had 
passed away that morning at Rochester, MN. Mrs. Bellin will go to Rochester to attend 
the funeral services. ********** May 21, 1953 

MRS. FRANK POPP BURIED SUNDAY 

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Evangelical United Brethem Church at Great 
Bend for Mrs. Frank J. Popp, 75, who died Thursday. She had been hospitalized for nearly 
two years. Rev. Gideon Eberhart officiated. 

Mary Kathryn Bechtel was born in Ontario, Canada on Nov. 28th, 1877, and came to 
Britton, SD., then Dakota Territory, as a little girl. Her father was the Evangelical 
Pastor there and later at Thief River Falls, MN., where she grew to womanhood. 

Later her father had a pastorate at Great Bend and Miss Bechtel was married to Mr. 
Popp in 1900. They had farmed in this county since. Mrs. Popp was active in church work 
and had been an organist and choir leader for a time. 

Besides her husband she leaves three brothers, Moses Bechtel of Grand Forks, Cornelius 
of Rapid City, SD., and Joshua of Yakima, WA. , and a sister, Mrs. George Womer, Wahpeton. 
Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. 

********** May 21, 1953 

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FORMER GREAT BEND MAN DIES AT WAHPETON 

George Heidner, 69, former resident of Great Bend, died Simday in his home at Wahpeton. 
He had been ill about two years . 

The fiineral was held Tuesday in the Congregational C3iurch, Dr. S. G. Schick officiating. 
Vertin Fioneral Home of Wahpeton was in charge. 

Born on Dec. 4th, 1883, in Parkston, Dakota Territory, now South Dakota, Mr. Heidner 
attended schools in South Dakota and moved to the Great Bend area in 1902. He married Marie 
Worner at Great Bend and they farmed until 1941 when they moved to Wahpeton. He was a mem- 
ber of the Wahpeton Congregational Church. 

He leaves his wife; a son, Lloyd, Fergus Falls, MN.; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Lila) 
Loll, Wahpeton; two brothers, Herman of Aberdeen, SD.; and Elmer of New Effington, SD.; 
six sisters, Mrs. David Wagner, Olivet, SD.; Mrs. Charles Hay and Mrs. Carl Wolten, both of 
Aberdeen; MrS. Max Schirmer, Spokane, WA.; Mrs. J. W. Gallo, Minot and Mrs. John Korte, 
Watertown , SD . ; and four grandchildren , 

********** May 28, 1953 

GREAT BEND. .. .Funeral services for Allen W. Neumann, 46, who died at his home in Col- 
fax, WA., last Thursday were held Saturday, May 9th at 2 o'clock PM. , at the Methodist Chur- 
ch with the Rev. Kenneth Underwood officiating. Burial was in the Colfax cemetery. 

Mr. Newmann, who was a District Field Supervisor for the Barberry Eradication Division 
of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, had been in ill health for some time. He had lived 
in Colfax since 1943. 

Allen William Neumann was born January 4th, 1907, in Hankinson, ND. , and spent his 

youth in the Great Bend vicinity. 

********** I^y 28, 1953 

FORMER HANKINSON SOO LINE WORKER DIES IN OREGON 
Henry Cowley Parslow, 82, resident of Roseburg, OR., for 41 years, died May 4th after 
a short illness. He was born Nov. 29th, 1870, in Delano, MN. He worked for the Soo Line 
Railway for over 30 years at Hankinson. 

He moved to Roseburg in 1912 and engaged in the hardware and furniture business with 
L. L. Bell. He later bought Bell's interest in the store and continued in the business 
until his retirement in November of 1943. 

Surviving are his wife, Sadie, of Roseburg; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Lintott, Rose- 
burg, a son, R. F. Parslow, Roseburg and seven nieces. 

********** May 28, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT MAN DROl-fNS IN HIGHWAY UNDERPASS 
A Fairmount man lost his life early Friday morning in an unusual accident when he 
drove his car into the flooded Kent underpass on Hy. 75 between Wahpeton and Fargo. Dead 
is Howard Leathart, 69, whose body was recovered from 12 feet of water several hours later 
after firemen with grappling hooks located the car overturned beyond the ditch against a 
tree. 

Howard John Leathart was born Nov. 25th, 1880 at Wahpeton and grew to manhood and 

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attended school in Fairmount. As a young man he worked for the Purdon General Store in 
Wahpeton where he first acquired experience in the store business. Later he worked for 
his father in his store in Fairmount for 25 years. He married Florence Blake of Fairmount 
on Oct. 16th, 1912. 

He later operated a general machine and garage business in Fairmount until 15 years 
ago when poor health required him to do lighter work. Since he has operated an electrical 
appliance eind general repair shop and also was a gunsmith. 

Because of his musical ability as a young man he had a small orchestra that played 
for many community occasions. In later years he was active in the Fairmount Band. He 
served on the Fairmount School Board for 12 years and was president of the board for sev- 
eral years . 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Fairmoxint 
with Rev. Dr. Max Brown of Fargo officiating. Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Fair- 
mount had charge of arreingements . Burial was made in South Fairmount Cemetery . 

Pallbearers were Ed Kurfist, Joe Rassier, Donald Wetherbee, Fred Martinson, Harley 
Swanson and Henry Kuddes. Honorary pallbearers were: P. H. White, F. P. Nelson, Joe Geb- 
hart, Burt Kurtz, G. A. Welbe, John Souder, L. Murphy and Grant Peterson. 

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor of Fargo who is principal at Jefferson High Sch- 
ool there, and Mrs. Evelyn Stillman, also of Fargo; a brother, Harvey of Fairmount and four 
grandchildren . 

He was preceded by his mother in 1921; his father, John, in 1929; his wife, Florence 
in 1926; and a sister in infancy. 

********** June 4, 1953 

Mrs. John Snyder and Mrs. Herman Laske returned home last week from Portland, OR., 
where they attended the funeral of their brother-in-law, Mr. Oir Layman. He is the hus- 
band of the former Rosella Wawers . 

********** June 4, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sinner attended the funeral Wednesday of last week for Mrs. Sinner's 
aunt, Mrs. J. Hugo Johnson at Alexandria, MN. (FAIRMOUNT NEWS) 

********** June 4, 1953 

Mrs. Edith Snyder of Fairmount, attended the funeral on Sunday afternoon at Rosholt 
of her father, Clay Ward, 87, who passed away in Iowa. Rev. Neihuse of Rosholt was in 
charge of the funeral assisted by Rev. Stan Raylor of Fargo. (FAIRMOUNT NEWS) 

********** June 11, 1953 

MANTADOR NEWS.... The community was grieved to learn on Thursday of the death of Mar- 
garet Kanera at the St. Gerard Hospital at Hankinson. Funeral services were held at Man- 
tador Monday morning with the Rev. Fr. Miller saying the mass. Pallbearers were Donald 
Lugert, Bud Mauch, Louis Schmitz, Albert Krump, Edward Krirnip and Elmer Woiwode . Interment 
was made in Calvary Cemetery with Walby Funeral home of Lidgerwood in charge. St. Peter 

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and Paul's Church was filled to capacity with sorrowing relatives eind friends who came to 
pay their last respects. Dinner was served at the school parlors to cibout 125 people. 

********** June 18, 1953 

UNCLE OF ANDY NELSON DIES WHEN TRAIN HITS CAR 
Two persons were fatally injured Friday night when a Soo Line work train struck their 
car at Hoffman, 25 miles southwest of Alexandria. The victims were Ellis Hedstrom, 75, of 
Hoffman and Mrs. Lillie Krough, 57, of Roseau, MN. Mrs. Krough was a housekeeper for Hed- 
strom who lived on Elk Lake near Hoffman. 

Mr. Hedstrom is an uncle of Andy Nelson of Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson attended 
the funeral Wednesday at Hoffman, MN. 

********** June 18, 1953 

MANTADOR. . . .Mr. and MRs. J. B. Goerger received word on Friday evening of the death 
of the formers sister, Sr. Theophila, who paissed away at the St. Benedict Convent at St. 
Joseph, MN. Going from here on Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral on Monday were: 
J. B. Goerger, Mrs. Chas. Pellman, Herb Goerger and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Goerger. 

********** June 25, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bagus, Mrs. Frank Brackin and Mrs. Elizabeth Leinen accompanied 
Mrs. John Roth to Havana, ND., on Tuesday were they attended the funeral of their cousin's 
husband, Arthur Parrow. ********** june 25, 1953 

M. KING FUNERAL FRIDAY MORNING 

Michael King, 84, of Hankinson, ND., died Monday evening after a lingering illness in 
the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . 

Born June 10th, 1869, in Sabula, lA., he was a resident of Sonora since 1914, farming 
there for many years. After he retired he spent the remaining years at the home of his 
children. The past year he had been cared for at the Johnson Nursing Home in Wahpeton. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. King and eleven children. One passed away at the age of 
four years. Four sons. Matt, Harry, Glen and John, all of Fairmoxint, seven daughters: Mrs. 
Henry Wawers, Hankinson, Mrs. John Zentgraf, Calgary, Canada, Mrs. Joe Hentz, Rosholt, SD., 
Mrs. Eric Larken,' Gull Lake, Canada, Mrs. Henry Eserkut, Minneapolis, Mrs. Sven Erdahl, 
Fargo, and Mrs. Vincent Lubinon, Shebogan, WI. 

The rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home Thursday evening at 8:30 PM. 
Reguim High Mass will be held Friday at 9 AM. , at St. Philips Church in Hankinson with the 
Rev. G. E. Bierens officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery. 

********** July 2, 1953 

HAMMER WOMAN TO BE BURIED AT VICTOR 
Mrs. Mart Haugen, 84, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Julian, 
north of Hammer, SD. Born April 30th, 1869, Mrs. Haugen was a pioneer in this county hav- 
ing lived here 61 years. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She is 
survived by six daughters and two sons. 

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Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Branvold Lutheran 

Church, north of Victor, SD., Rev. A. H. Gjevre officiating. 

Interment will be in the Brandvold Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge 

of funeral arrangements. ********** ,^ ,„,-, 

3 ********** July 2, 195 3 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF UNCLE 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schouweiler and Mrs. Charlotte Gill attended the funeral on Wednesday 
of last week for Mrs. Schouweiler 's uncle, Rueben Krueger, at Casselton. Burial was at 
Wheatland, ND. ********** ju^y 2, 1953 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN BURIED AT AURORA, IL. 

Martin P. Fisher, 47, died June 18th, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonifas, 754 Sheridan St., Aurora, IL. He was bom in Hankinson March 
27th, 1906. 

Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Katherine Fisher, of Browns Valley, MN.; three 
sisters, Mrs. Henry (Katherine) Schultz of Mc Henry, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Bonifas of Axorora, 
IL.; and Mrs. Wilbiir (Caroline) Strege, of New Effington, SD.; three brothers, Tony, of 
Page, ND.; John J., of Aurora, and Michael of Browns Valley, MN.; and several nieces and 
nephews . 

Until his recent illness he was employed at the Barber-Greene Co., as an assembler. 
Funeral services were held from Daleiden's High Street Mortuary Monday morning, June 22nd, 
at 9 AM., to St. Joseph's Church at 9:30, Rev. J. J. Weitkamp officiating. Interment was 
in St. Joseph's Cemetery. ********** j^^ 9^ 1953 

LAST RITES FOR MRS. SPRECKLES THIS FRIDAY 
Mrs. Louisa Spreckles of Hankinson passed away Tuesday evening, July 7th, at St. 
Gerard's Community Hospital where she was taken that morning by the Wipperman ambulance 
from her daughter and son-in-law's home, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke, north of the city. She 
was born Oct. 11th, 1864. 

Mrs. Spreckles made her home with the Dumke 's for the past eighteen years. Her hus- 
band, Deitrich Spreckles passed away in 1927. She is svirvived by Mrs. Wm. Dumke of Hank- 
inson, Mrs. Carl Bladow of Toppenish, WA., and Charles Spreckles of Hankinson, six grand- 
children and eight great-grandchildren. 

Fvineral services will be held on Friday, July 10th at 1:30 PM from the Charles Spreck- 
les home and at 2 PM from the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. F. W. Paul conducting 
the last rites. Interment will be in the Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. The Wipperman 
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** July 9, 195 3 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES IN OREGON - GEORGE R. SWANSON 
George was born in De Long, IL., Nov. 27th, 1888, and passed away in the Sacred Heart 
Hospital, Eugene, OR., early in the morning of June 30th, 1953. Leukemia was responsible 
for his serious illness for the past four months. He was 64 years, 7 months and 3 days 
old at the time of his passing. He left Fairmount in 1948 to make his home in Oregon. 

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He engaged in fanning his entire life time. His aged father and mother preceded 
him in death in 1947 and 1948, as did a sister, Ella in May of 1920, all in Fairmount. ND. 
One brother, Carl and family still reside in Fairmount and three brothers, Oscar, Leslie 
and Arthur with their families live in and near Lebanon, OR. 

George was a kind and true friend to young and old. "Love they Neighbor" was simply 
a part of his every day life and other lives were made a little brighter because of his 
presence. 

Funeral services were held Thursday July 2nd, at 2 o'clock at the Huston Funeral Home. 
The vocal selections were "0 Love That Will Not Let Me Go,V and "Rock of Ages" were sung 
by a niece, Ann Swanson, accompanied by another Niece, Marilyn Swanson. Concluding services 
were at the Lebanon I. O. O. F. Cemetery. 

********** July 9, 195 3 

MRS. M. PAAPE RITES HELD SATURDAY 

Mrs . Martha Paape of Wahpeton died Tuesday in a Breckenridge hospital where she had 
been confined since March 28th. 

Born on Oct. 29th, 1884, in Hankinson, ND., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug- 
ust Pankow. She attended schools in Belford Township, then was married to Otto Paape on 
June 18th, 1903. They lived at Hankinson, then made successive moves to Breckenridge and 
Wahpeton in 1917 and 1929. An employee of the Great Northern Railway, Mr. Paape died in 
1938. 

Surviving are two sons, Herbert of Buffalo, NY., and Gordon of Wahpeton and a daughter 
Mrs. Ben (Florence) Brueske of Portland, OR. There are three grandchildren. Also surviv- 
ing are four sisters and five brothers. They are: Mrs. George Schultz, Hankinson; Anna 
Bellin, Rochester, MN.; Mrs. Albert Hoefs, Chicago; Lillian Bellin, Wahpeton; Edwin Pankow 
William and Herbert Bellin, Hankinson; Theodore Bellin, Portland, OR.; and Edward Bellin, 
Aberdeen, SD. 

Services were held Sunday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton. 

********** July 16^ 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON NEWS.... Mrs. Fred Biederstedt received the sad news Saturday evening 

that her sister's 21 year old son had drowned that day. Mrs. Biederstedt left Sunday 
to be with her sister. The family lives in North Dakota. 

********** July 16, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. John Shaw received word recently that her nephew's child about 

three years old died when he had the misfortune to fall into a kettle of boiling soap. 

The funeral was held Wednesday of last week at St. Cloud. The child's parents are Mr. and 

Mrs. John Mehr of St. Cloud. 

********** July 16, 195 3 

MANTADOR NEWS Mrs. Anna Retterath left on Thursday for Montana to attend the fun- 
eral of a niece, Mrs. Pete Hoist of Nyack, MT. She will visit her sister, Mrs. Mike Miller 

at Paulson, MT., before returning home. 

********** July 16, 195 3 

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VETERAN ROSHOLT EDITOR DIES TUESDAY EVENING 
W. A. Farrington, veteran newspaper man, and owner cind piJolisher of the Rosholt Rev- 
iew for the past 40 years passed away unexpectedly at his home there Tuesday evening. He 
was 87 years old. 

Mr. Farrington had been afflicted with a bronchial ailment and becaxise of his advanced 
years apparently could not throw off the attack he suffered the past week. He had been up 
and aroxind Tuesday although in a week condition that suddenly and imexpectedly grew worse, 
and finally, passed peacefully away. 

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Rosholt, Saturday at 2 PM. 
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** July 23, 1953 

FOR^ER CO. L. CAPTAIN DIES AT BORSE, IDAHO 
Bert Weston, 59, of Horse, ID., passed away July 7th, according to word received here. 
Mr. Weston graduated from the Valley City High School and also attended the Valley City 
State Teachers College. He was a veteran of World War I, cind served with Company L, of 
Hankinson. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Esther Hamilton, three sons: Bert Jr., Stewart 

and and one daughter, Shirley. 

********** July 23, 1953 

Albert and Carl Pribbernow received word that their sister, Mrs. Anton Huls of St. 
Rose, Canada had passed away very suddenly at her home. 

The funeral was held on Tuesday morning. About two weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Huls visit- 
ed with relatives and friends in this community for three weeks . 

********** July 23, 1953 

MRS. C. KLUGE RITES TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson 
for Mrs. Charles Kluge, with the Rev. Walter Cordts of St. John's Lutheran Church of Belford 
Township in charge of the services . 

Martha Kluge, nee Ackermann, had suffered a series of heart attacks during the past 
week and had fallen asleep peacefully Saturday evening, July 25th, at the St. Gerard Comm- 
unity Hospital. She was bom June 14th, 1881, at Odessa, the daughter of Karl and Ernest- 
ine Ackermann. There she was baptized by the sainted Dr. Frederic Pfotenhauer, who later 
on served many years as president of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. She was also 
confirmed at Odessa by Pastor Bartling, and married there to Charles Kluge in Jxone of 1912. 

The newlywed couple moved to a farm southwest of Hankinson where they resided since 
then. The past two years Mrs. Kluge spent a good deal of time with her daughter, Alice, 
Mrs. Orville Erickson, at Minneapolis, as she wasn't too well. 

Her sudden passing is mourned by her husband, Charles, her daughters, Alice, Mrs. Orv- 
ille Erickson and Laurena, both of Minneapolis, her sons: Lorenz and Harry of New Effington, 
SD., and Irvin of Whitewater, MT., and by six grandchildren. Her sisters, and brothers 
all preceded her in death. 

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Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home 
in charge. 

********** July 30, 1953 



FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Swanson and Janet attended a funeral at Tracy, 
MN. , Wednesday of this week for Mrs. Swanson's cousin, Wm. Nelson, who died Sunday. 



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FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN CALIFORNIA 



July 30, 1953 



Friends received word last week that Henry Kersten of Long Beach, CA. , and a former 
Hankinson resident, passed away at his home. on July 30th. The funeral was held on Mon- 
day , Aug . 3rd . 

Mr. Kersten formerly lived in Hankinson and was section foreman here retiring in 
1944. He later moved to California. He had submitted to an operation in which his leg 
was amputated a couple of weeks previous. 

Getting along well enough to return to his home, he died suddenly the next day. 
Surviving are his wife and three daughters and one son. 

********** August 6, 1953 

ERNEST KRIESEL DIES AT WILLMAR HOSPITAL 

Ernest Kriesel, a former Hankinson resident, passed away on Tuesday at a hospital 
in Willmar, MN. The remains were shipped here Thursday morning for interment. The 
Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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LIDGEKWOOD LADY KILLED AS TRUCK OVERTURNS 

A 39 year old rural Lidgerwood woman was killed Monday afternoon when a truck loaded 
with grain which she was driving overturned and crushed her. 

The victim was Mrs. Alois Gaukler, mother of two boys, who with her husband farmed six 
miles northwest of Lidgerwood. The accident occurred about a quarter of a mile from the 
farm home . 

A Lidgerwood doctor was called to the scene, said Mrs. Gaukler apparently had stepped 
out of the truck when the vehicle started to tip and she was crushed underneath when the 
machine turned over into a ditch. The accident occurred about 2 PM. 

Mrs. Gaukler was moving on a county road from one field to another in the truck. Mr. 
Gaukler was moving the combine to another field. When Mrs. Gaukler failed to appear with 
the truck, he went back and found her pinned under the truck. 

Mrs. Gaukler is a niece of Matt Bohenstingl of Hankinson. 

********** August 13, 195 3 

LEUKEMIA VICTIM 

Dave Crawford of Fairmount, died Siinday evening, Aug. 9th, at St. John's Hospital in 
Fargo, after a gallant fight for life and countless transfusions of a rare type of blood 
which had kept him alive since the first of the year. He was suffering from leiJcemia. 

Funeral services were held today (Thiirsday) at his home in Fairmount with the Rev. 
Reno Kuehnel officiating. 

He was born Sept. 30th, 1887, at Decorah, lA. , and grew to manhood there. As a young 
man he went to Breckenridge , working as a fireman for the Great Northern Railway. He moved 
to Fairmount in 1913, and was with the Soo Line Railroad. 

He married Jane. A. Norton at Breckenridge on Oct. 20th, 1908. Mr. Crawford was a 
member of the Fairmount Masonic Lodge and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and was 
a life member of the Decorah Elks Lodge. 

Rev. and Mrs. Leo Tormoehlen and son of Forsyth, MT. , Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Saulsbury 
and children of Buhl, MN., arrived Monday and the following came by plane: Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Crawford of Rochester, NY., and Mr. and Mrs. Hal Crawford and daughter of Damascxis, 
MD., who also arrived Monday and Mrs. George Vmish of Santa Barbara, CA. , arrived Tuesday, 
called home by the death of their father, David Crawford. 

********** Augiiist 13, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ATTENDS FUNERAL OF AUNT Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schouweiler and 

Mrs. Charlotte Gill attended the funeral Monday at Casselton, for Mrs. Schouweiler ' s aunt, 
Mrs. Frank Brown. ********** August 13, 1953 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT BOY DIED IN REDMOND, OREGON 
Donald Johnson, 25, of Redmond, OR., son of Mrs. Anna Johnson of Redmond, was killed 
Friday, August 7th, while working for a logging camp there. 

It is reported a boom that picks up the logs slipped and hit him, killing him instantly. 
Donald is the brother of Mrs. Louis Griggs, and Mrs. Harry Scheidegger of Fairmount. 

********** August 13, 195 3 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2 PH., for 

Gustav A. Weige at the First English Qiurch in Fairmount with Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiat- 
ing. The choir sang two numbers, "Who Knows How Near My End May Be" eind "Jesus Savior 
Pilot Me." 

Pallbearers were C. B. Dyke, Dale Luick, J. D. Swanson, Chas . Templeton, Chas . Thompson, 
and Kurfirst. Vertin's of Wahpeton were in charge of funeral arrangements and burial was in 
the Fairmount Cemetery. The Fairmount Fire Department attended the services in a body. 

Gustav A. Weige was born on July 19th, 1886, at Dorset, MN., the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
August Weige. He was educated in the local school and learned the blacksmi thing trade in 
Dorset. In 1909 he came to Fairmount and bought the blacksmith shop which he operated for 
forty-one years . 

He married Minnie Neisch of Fairmount, June 20th, 1911. Three children were born to 
this union. Mr. Weige was a member of the First English Lutheran Qnjrch and took an active 
interest in the affairs of the village. 

He was a member of the village council for six years and joined the fire department 
in 1913. He served as Fire Chief from 1920 to 1930 and was an honorary. member of the depart- 
ment at the time of his death. 

Ill health forced him to retire and he sold the blacksmith shop in 1950. He passed 
away Wednesday, August 5th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge at the age of 67. 

He is survived by his wife, Minnie; one son, Barney Weige of Wheaton; one daughter, 
Mrs. Carl Paulson of Bettendorf, lA.; one brother, August Weige, Dorset, MN. He was pre- 
ceded in death by his parents, one sister, eind one son, Kenelm, in 1935. 

********** August 13, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Shelley and Darryl and Elizabeth attended the funeral of Mrs. 
Shelley's father, Peter Lehren, 87, who passed away last Thursday evening at the Memorial 
Hospital in Lisbon. The funeral was held in the Lutheran Church in Mc Leod on Monday after 
noon. ********** August 13, 1953 

DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK 

Funeral services were held for Henry William Sander at Imraanuel Lutheran Church at 
Hankinson VIednesday, Sept. 2nd, with the pastor, The Rev. G. C. Michael, delivering the 
sermons . The large church and basement was filled to overflowing with friends and relat- 
ives who came to pay their last respects to the late Mr. Sander. 

Henry Sander had died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday evening about 11:15 PM at his 
home as the result of a heart attack. He had been visiting with his family at the home of 
his brother-in-law, Albert Muehler, where the relationship had gathered for a farewell for 
Paul Muehler, who was leaving to enroll in Valparaiso University, the Lutheran University of 
the Missouri Synod at Valparaiso, IN. When Mr. Sander began to feel ill he asked to be taken 
home. Shortly after he arrived home he breathed his last. 

Henry Wm. Sander was born April 21, 1906 in Barney Township, the son of Henry Sander 
and Minnie nee Klamann. He was baptized by Rev. T.' Hilgendorf at Barney and confirmed in 
Hankinson in the early twenties in the Evangelical Church. 

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On June 29th, 1938, he was married to Mary Muehler . This union was blessed with 
three children, Ronald, 11, Sharon, 8, and Marlene, 6, all of whom survive, together with 
the widow. The first three years of their married life they lived at Fairmount, and since 
1941, at the Muehler Bros, farm in Greendale Township. 

Mr. Sander leaves a brother, William of Fairmount, a sister, Mrs. Charles Witt, (Minn- 
ie) of Hankinson, and Mrs. Ernest Witt (Lena) of Bertha, MN., to moxom his passing. Two 
sisters preceded him in death. 

Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge. ********** September 3, 1953 

LEO PEITZ DIES AT ABERDEEN 

Leo A. Peitz, a former Hankinson resident, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Aug. 28th, 
at St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, SD. He was at the time of his death. Executive Assist- 
ant at the South Dakota State Employment Security Office in Aberdeen. He started at the 
Unemployment Security Office as Chief Accountant and has been with the organization since 
it was originated in 1937. 

Mr. Peitz was born in Hankinson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Peitz, pioneer resi- 
dents of this city. He was graduated from the Hankinson Public Schools and later attended 
business college. He was associated with the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Willow Lake, SD, 
for ten years and then was employed by the South Dakota State Banking Department as State 
Bank Examiner. He then served as National Bank Receiver for three years at Hayti, SD. 

He was married to Ann Peters at Sioux City, lA. , June 11th, 1927. They had one daugh- 
ter, Marilyn. Mr. Peitz was active in the Elks Lodge, being Exalted Rviler in 1948 and he 
was serving as Chairman of the new building committee at the time of his death. 

Requiem High Mass was sung in Sacred Heart Church in Aberdeen by the Right Reverend 
Monsignor P. T. Monaghan at 9 o'clock Monday morning, Aug. 31st. The present officers of 
Elks Lodge No. 1046 and the entire office staff of the Employment Security Office and local 
employment office flanked the side walk at the church entrance. The Past Exalted Rulers of 
the Elks, Honorary pallbearers, and the local lodge membership, formed a double line inside 
of the church. Active pallbearers were R. A. Mc Curdy, Louis Tollefson, Eldor Hafnar, Phil 
O'Brien, E. W. Ridgway and Melvin Olson, all of the Employment Security office. 

■The rosary was recited at the Wipperman Fxmeral Chapel at 4:30 Monday afternoon with 
burial in Calvary Cemetery at 5 o'clock with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

Surviving Mr. Peitz besides his wife and daughter, are three grandchildren; one bro- 
ther, Frank, of Hankinson and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Fulwider, of Mc Allen, TX. , Mrs. 
Katherine Greene, of Spicer, MN.; Mrs. Maye Diamond of Bismarck, ND.; Teresa of Reading, 
PA.; cind Agnes of Washington, DC. 

The Aberdeen local employment office and the South Dakota State Employment offices 
were closed Monday morning out of respect to Mr. Peitz. 

********** September 3, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTCW. .. .Alfred Arneson, 66, of Minneapolis, passed away suddenly from a heart 
attack about midnight Wednesday, August 19th, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Inga Arceson of 

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rural New Effington. Mr. Arneson was formerly a farmer near New Effington. He was bom 
Dec. 12th, 1886, of the peirents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Arneson. He left this community in 
about 1930 and has lived in Minneapolis where he operated a filling station for many years. 
He had spent the past three weeks tending to farm interests at New Effington and visiting 
relatives. His health had not been good for several months. 

********** September 3, 1953 

MANTADOR Word has come of the death in a car accident of Wm. Haen at Wheatland, CA. 

Mr. Haen was a former resident of Mantador. His wife, Mrs. Kathryn Haen, preceded him in 

death about a year ago. ********** , .,„, 

^ ^ ********** September 3, 1953 

COUSIN OF LOCAL LADY KOREA INJURY VICTIM 

Pvt. John J. Doyle, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle of Rogers, ND., died in Korea 

August 11th,. of injuries received in a vehicle accident, the Army informed his parents. 

He had been in the service a year and was an only child. 

Pvt. Doyle is a cousin of Mrs. Adolph Erb of this city. 

********** September 10, 1953 

CECELIA MANIKOWSKE DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Mrs. Cecelia Manikowske, 87, widow of Thomas Manikowske, passed away Monday, Sept. 

14th, following an operation. 

The body will be shipped here from Lynwood, CA. Roseury will be at Vertin's Funeral 

Home in Wahpeton Wednesday evening. Fimeral services will be held in St. Anthony's Chxirch 

in Mooreton on Thursday, Sept. 24th. 

********** September 17, 1953 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. EHR HELD IN IOWA 

Mrs. George Schuett returned from Waterloo, lA. , Saturday morning where she attended 
the funeral of Mrs. J. P. Ehr. Mrs. Ehr died Sept. 4th, of arterial sclerosia, after 
being ill for many years. 

The former Barbara Tix was born Aug. 20th, 1886, at Bancroft, lA. She was married 
Oct. 2nd, 1913, at Hankinson, later returning to Waterloo in 1935. Surviving are her hus- 
band, three daughters, Mrs. Harold Chamberlin of Waterloo, lA.; Mrs. Paul Kerkove of Jess- 
up, lA.; and Mrs. Ernest Thompson of Cedar Rapids, lA.,- 11 grandchildren, one great-grand- 
child and a sister, Mrs. Jake Ehr of Jessup, lA. 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ehr on Sept. 7th, at the St. John Catholic Church 
with Rt. Rev. Leo A. Jaeger officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Mrs . Ehr will be remembered by many friends in Hankinson where she was loved by all 
who knew her. ********** September 17, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON Ted Christiansen attended the funeral of Nils Jensen, a retired 20 

year military man, who was found dead from a heart attack in his hotel room last week Fri- 
day. Mr. Jensen had spent several weeks this summer at the Christiansen home and had left 
two weeks ago for Minneapolis. Mr. Jensen was a life long friend of Mr. Christiansen. 

They were neighbors when they were children in Denmark. 

********** September 17, 1953 

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Attending the funeral of Mrs. Frank Carney at Morris, MN., Monday afternoon were: 
Mmes, John Hoist, Durk Cressey, Art Medenwaldt and Phil Augdahl, of Milnor. Mrs. Carney 
was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Hoist. 

********** October 1, 1953 

Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Minnie Manikowski that was held on Thursday at 
Mooreton were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reinke and daughter, Mrs. Milton Stein, Mrs. Veronica Gins- 
bach, Joe Gruba, Mrs. H. Miller and Marian Studnicka, all of Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
Gruba and Mrs. Rose Gruba of Minneapolis also came to attend the funeral. 

********** October 1, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT LADY BURIED WED. 

Mrs. Math Schmit, 59, lifelong resident of the Fairmount community died last Sunday 
in a Breckenridge Hospital. Funeral mass was held at 9 AM Wednesday in the St. Anthony's 
Catholic Chiirch in Fairmount. 

Mathilda Smith was bom at Fairmount on July 20th, 1894. Besides her htisband, she 
leaves three sons and four daughters; Robert P. Schmit and Miss Genevieve Schmit of Fargo; 
Richard of Fairmount and David Schmit, St, John's Seminary, at Collegeville, MN., Mrs. 
Walter (Frances) Radloff, St. Paul; Mrs. Walter (Cecelia) Hepokoski, Wadena, MN., and 
Mrs. Joseph (Loretta) Noravee, Minneapolis; a sister, Mrs. Anna Heirath, Columbus, NO., 
and 12 grandchildren. ********** October 8, 1953 

Grant Helgeson attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. A. G. Austin, at Lisbon, on 
Thursday afternoon. ********** October 8, 1953 

Palmer Shelley and Martin Jaeger attended the funeral of E. E. Roessler at Enderlin 
on Friday morning. Mr. Roessler was a yard foreman at Enderlin until his retirement in 
1947. ********** October 8, 195 3 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller and Paul Miller left on Friday 
for Elroy, WI . , to attend the fvineral of their sister, Mrs. James Miller, who passed away 
on Thursday evening . She had been ill for quite some time . 

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon. The Millers and Bladows returned to their 
homes on Tuesday, but Paul Miller remained for a longer stay. 

********** October 15, 1953 

CARL PASBRIG RITES HELD MONDAY 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in 
Great Bend for Carl Pasbrig, who passed away at his home there on Friday afternoon, Oct. 
16th. Rev. G. Rengstorf officiated. 

Carl Pasbrig, son of Carl and Rosalie Pasbrig was born on Dec. 11th, 1871, at Mayville, 
WI . He came to Richland County with a brother, Gottlieb, in 1890. 

Mr. Pasbrig was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He married Bertha Holz- 
hauer in 1891 and the family made their home in Great Bend until 1899 when they moved to 
Hankinson. Mr. Pasbrig bought the W. G. Tubbs Harness Shop and after a number of years 

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sold the business to Herman and Frank Brandt. Then they moved back to the farm at Great 
Bend until 1922. A short time later he and his wife retired and moved to Great Bend. Mrs. 
Pasbrig passed away a year later. 

Mr. Pasbrig was very active in civic affairs and was township clerk and supervisor 
for many years as well as a school director. He was also active in church work and was a 
charter member and one of the organizers of the choir. 

On April 20, 1927 he was married to Mrs. Meta Deilke. Besides his widow, he is sur- 
vived by a daughter, Louise, Mrs. Art Griepentrog of Han3cinson, one son, Walter, of rural 
Great Bend, 3 granddaughters, Dorothy Griepentrog of Hankinson, Mrs. Ethel Walters of Dick- 
inson and Mrs. Marvel Ziegelman of Great Bend and three great grandchildren, Claudia Fay, 
Marshall, Jr., and Cathy Walters of Dickinson; one sister, Mrs. Emma Dohrmann of Mayville, 
WI., one cousin, Gottlieb Hubrig of rural Hankinson and five stepchildren, Robert Holzhauer 
of Frazee, MN., Miss Clara Bohn of Detroit Lakes, Mrs. Joe Schwartz of Minneapolis, Carl 
Dielke of Minneapolis and Mrs. Alfred Mohs of rural Wadipeton. 

Pallbearers were Melvin Bohn, Allen Popp, Rudolph Hoefs, Emil Boelke, Henry Mohs and 
Elroy Mohs. The remains were laid to rest in the Luthersm Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home had charge of the arrangements . 

Relatives and friends attending from a distance were from Garfield, Fergus Falls, Fra- 
zee, Detroit Lakes, Claire City, Lidgerwood, Wahpeton and Breckenridge . 

********** October 22, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holzhauer of Detroit Lake, MN., came on Sunday to visit with Mrs. 
Holzhauer' s mother, Mrs. Mary Weinkauf, and to attend the ftineral of Carl Pasbrig at Great 
Bend on Monday. ********** October 22, 1953 

ITHA GILMAN DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Itha C. Gilman passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee, WI., Oct. 17th, 
1953, at the age of 54 years, one month and six days. Itha Gilmcin was the nephew of 
Mrs. Harvey Leathart of Fairmount, where he had made his home. 

Itha C. Gilman was born Sept. 11th, 1899, to Carl W. and Jennie Gilman. He attended 
the Fairmount school and afterwards enlisted in the Navy, serving until the end of the war. 

In 1921 he married Helma Edgren of New Effington, SD. To this union four children 
were born. His wife passed away about two years ago. 

He returned to Wisconsin and enlisted in the Army and served two years. Besides 
his mother, he leaves one daughter and three sons, three brothers and five sisters. His 
wife, father and two brothers preceded him in death. 

********** October 22, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz, John Gabbert and Mrs. Frieda Bladow attended the funeral 
of their cousin's husband, Elmer Schroeder of Wood Lake, MN., on Tuesday. 

********** October 22, 1953 



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MES. H. SEDLER FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON 
Mrs. Herman Sedler passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 27th, at a rest home in 
Wahpeton where she has been a patient for the last six years . Mrs . Sedler was 85 years 
old on Oct. 4th, 1953. 

Funeral services will be held at Great Bend Satiirday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the 
Evangelical United Brethren Church. 

A complete obituary will be published next week in The Hankinson News. 

********** October 29, 1953 

MANTADOR Mrs. John Heiderschied passed away at St. Mary's Hospital Friday. 

Interment was made at Mantador Tuesday. The Heiderschieds formerly lived near Mantador. 

********** October 29, 195 3 

Ralph Willert attended fianeral services for his grandmother that was held at Arthur, 
ND., Wednesday. ***♦*»*«** October 29, 1953 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Waif red Larson attended the funeral on Monday afternoon at Moorhead, MN., 
of Mrs. liarson's uncle, J. M. Peterson. 

********** October 29, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gollnick eind Jeanne and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Gollnick left Thurs- 
day for Minneapolis to attend a funeral of the latters sister and the formers avint, Mrs. 
Smith. She passed away in California. The body was shipped to Minneapolis for burial. 
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at Minneapolis. 

********** October 29, 1953 

GREAT BEND.... Mr. and Mrs. Willieim Gritzmacher received a call that a grandchild 
living in Paynesville, MN., had passed away Friday morning, of spinal meningitis. 

********** October 29, 1953 

LUMBERMAN DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS TUESDAY 
Ervin Salzer, 63, son of the founder of the Salzer Lumber Co., and one of the owners 
of its nine yards throughout North Dakota, died at Minneapolis last Tuesday, Oct. 20th. 
Two sons, John and George, have been managing the business for the past years. The late 
Mr. Salzer was quite well known around Fairroovint and Hankinson, where the two Salzer yards 
are located in this territory. ***»****»* October 29, 1953 

MRS. H. SEDLER 

Magdalena Laux was born in Mantiwac, WI., Oct. 4th, 1868. Her parents moved to Fair- 
bault, MN., a few years after her birth. There she attended grammar and high school. She 
started teaching school at the age of 15 in order to acquire further education. She grad- 
uated from Madison South Dakota State Normal after which she taught in South Dakota, coming 
to Great Bend in 1896 where she taught until her marriage. 

She was united in marriage to Herman Sedler on May 24th, 1899. They settled on a 
farm seven miles north of Hankinson. "Hiey resided there until their retirement in 19 39 
when they moved to Wahpeton. 

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she had a great interest in her chiirch and until her death gave of her little means 
to further God's work. Her life was a full Christian life. Her husband preceded her in 
death in 1944. She was also preceded in death by a small son and daughter. She passed 
away at the age of 85 years and 23 days on Oct. 27th, at the Johnson-Nash Rest Home in 
Wahpeton, where she spent the past six years. 

She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons and one daughter: Milton of Great Bend, Ralph 
of Hankinson, (Rosella) Mrs. Pay Balken of Bristol, PA., and eight grandchildren and a host 
of relatives and friends . 

Funeral services were held at Great Bend Evangelical United Brethren Church, Oct. 
31st., with Rev. Eberhcird officiating. Pallbearers were: Ed Scheller, Elroy Bemdt, Mon- 
roe Sedler, Earl Stoltenow, Marvin Hoeft, and Vernon Popp. 

********** November 6, 1953 

AUGUST SKOG 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 PM. , from the Walla Lutheran 
Church at New Effington, SD., for August Skog, who passed away Monday, Nov. 2nd, at Den- 
ver, CO. Rev. Berquist officiated. He is survived by four brothers and four sisters. 
Clifford Skog of this city is a brother. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arr- 
angements. ********** November 6, 1953 

HUNTER IN SOUTH DAKOTA DIES OF WOUND 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Kenneth Turner, 51, Kirkland, IL., a retired vice-president of 

the Admiral Corp, Chicago, died at Deadwood, SD., from a gunshot wound. 

Turner was shot in the abdomen a week ago Wednesday in the Rockford area of the Black 
Hills southwest of Deadwood. Authorities said Turner was shot when the gun of a companion 
Robert Wetherbee, 16, of Fairmount, ND., discharged accidentally. 

********** November 13, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Harry Tweeter and daughter, Bonnie, of International Falls, MN., 

were Saturday evening visitors in the home of Mrs. Blanche Miller, enroute to their home 

after attending the funeral of a cousin at Strasburg, ND., on Saturday, who was killed in 

a tractor accident. 

********** November 13, 195 3 

GREAT BEND Relatives received word here from Olympia, WA., that Mrs. August Bohn 

passed away on Thursday. She had been ill for some time cind had several strokes. She 
was born February 7th, 1896, in the Great Bend community. She leaves to mourn her hiasband 
one son, Allen, of Columbia, SD., and two grandchildren. Two brothers; Alfred Lubenow 
of Northwood and Harry Lvibenow of Olympia and one sister, Alice, of Olympia also survives. 

********** November 20, 1953 

John Kath left Tuesday evening for Faribault, MN., where he attended the funeral of 
his niece. Mr. Kath will stay in Faribault for an indefinite time and visit his children. 

********** November 20, 195 3 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Harry Goodin and son of Pekin, IL., were guests from Friday until 

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Monday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Goodin. On Monday Art Goodin accon^anied them to 

Barrie where they attended the funeral of an xoncle . 

********** November 20, 1953 

GOERGER FUNERAL SET FOR FRIDAY 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 AM., at St. Peter and Paul's 
Catholic Church, Mantador, for Mrs. John B. Goerger, who passed away at her home in Manta- 
dor last Tuesday, Nov. 24th. She was 77 years old at the time of her demise. 

Rosary will be said Thursday afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state at 
the home in Mantador from Thursday, 1:30 PM until time of the service, Friday morning. 

Mrs. John B. (Bernadine) Goerger was born June 11th, 1875 at Meyer Grove, MN. She 
was united in marriage to John B. Goerger on Nov. 5th, 1895 at St. Cloud, MN. To this 
union were bom five sons and four daughters . 

Mr. and' Mrs. Goerger lived at Mayhew Lake, MN., from the time of their marriage until 
1915 when they moved to North Dakota and Richland County. They fanned near Mantador until 
1941 when they retired and moved into Mantador. The late Mrs. Goerger was a member of St. 
Peter and Paul's Church and belonged to the Christian Mothers' Society. 

The deceased is survived by her husband, John B. Goerger, five sons: Ed, Herb and Nick 
of Mantador; Rupert of Wyndmere, and Ben of Madison, MN.; four daughters: Mrs. C. M. Puetz 
of Mantador; Mrs. Thomas Weir, Burke, SD.; Mrs. Joe Gilles, Wahpeton, and Mrs. Gilbert Winje 
of Granite Falls, WA., one sister, Mrs. G. F. Wahl of Minneapolis; 46 grandchildren and 
27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, three sisters and three 
brothers. 

The five sons and one son-in-law will be the casket bearers. Interment will be in the 
church cemetery. Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge is in charge of arrcinge- 
ments. ********** November 27, 1953 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Stoltenow received a telegram Sunday from 

Mayville, WI., that their sister-in-law, Mrs. Algot Streed, the former Mrs. August Pasbrig, 

passed away November 14th, following a long illness of cancer. Funeral services were held 

last Tuesday in Mayville. 

********** November 27, 1953 

-NEW EFFINGTON NEWS.... Mrs. Ole Beito attended the funeral of her brother, Peder 

Otterson at Cyrus, MN. He was 80 and one half years old and had been an invalid since 

January, of 1946, when he suffered a stroke. His wife died in 1939. He is survived by 

his sister, Mrs. Beito and another sister, Mrs. Margaret Johnson in Nashua, MT. Five 

daughters, 4 sons, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. 

********** November 27, 1953 

Word was received here recently that Mr. and Mrs. Bryan passed away in California 

last summer. Mrs. Bryan was the former wife of Dr. Mc Donald, physician in Hankinson many 

years ago. Mrs. Bryan passed away June 29th at the age of 72 years and her husband, Mr. 

Bryan, passed away less than a month later at the age of 92 years. 

********** November 27, 1953 

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ANTON HERDING BUiaED AT ROSHOLT 

Fxineral services were held last Monday morning at St. John's Catholic Church at Rosh- 
olt, SD., for Anton Herding who passed away Nov. 26th, at St. Gerard's Hospital here. Rev. 
Engelhart officiated. 

Anton Herding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Herding, Sr., was bom on a farm near Wah- 
peton on May 3rd, 1882. He grew to manhood on his parents farm in Greendale Township. He 
was married to Elizabeth Biewer of Lidgerwood in 1907 and moved to the present farm home 
in Greendale Township where he lived since. 

He is survived by his wife, seven sons and three daughters. One died in infancy. 
They are: Anton L. of Fairroount; Leo of White Rock; Nick, Philip eind Henry and Gregory 
of Hankinson; Mrs. Henry Hamling of Rosholt, Mrs. Theodore Hamling and Miss Christina Herd- 
ing of Hankinson. Kiree brothers, Hxibert of Hankinson, John of Fairmount, Bernard of Wah- 
peton, and his sisters are: Mrs. Mary Wagner, of White Rock; Mrs. Ed Kraft of Evansville, 
IN.; Mrs. Vincent Hipp of Hampstadt, IN.; Mrs. Benard Deloney of San Jose, CA.; 14 grand-, 
children and one great-grandchild. 

Mr. Herding was active in the church being a member of the St. Joseph's Court of the 
Foresters of Hankinson for 49 years. He was also township supervisor for 22 years in 
Greendale Township. 

Pal]i>earers are all nephews. They are: Laurence Wagner, Anton Wagner, Alvin Herding, 
Jerome Herding, Mike Biewer and Anton Biewer. Burial was in the family lot in St. Nicholas 
Cemetery near Rosholt, SD. The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. 

********** December 2, 1953 

Mrs. Pete Wollock, Mrs. Geo. Wollock and Christine Wrege attended the funeral of 
Albert Kackman of Lidgerwood Tuesday afternoon. 

********** December 2, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Glen Willis left Saturday for Freeport, IL., to attend 

the funeral of his sister. ********** December 2, 1953 

MRS. FRED RADLOFF LAID TO REST 

Ida Carolina Treptow was born March 15th, 1872 in Germany. At the age of twenty she 
came to America. On Dec. 15th, 1893 she married Friedrich Radloff . To this union nine 
children were born, five preceding her in death: Gerhardt, Edward, Arthur, Henry and Adel- 
iade. She was also preceded in death by her husbcind who peissed away on August 4, 19 30. 

Most of her life was spent in or near Hcinkinson, where she held membership in the 
Evangelical and Reformed Church. In the last two years she was unable to attend church 
most of the time but she always enjoyed reading her church papers. After a long illness 
she passed away on Monday afternoon, Dec. 7th, 1953, at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 
23 days. The late Mrs. Radloff made her home with her son, Helmuth and wife for the past 

year. 

She is survived by four sons; Fred of Tucson, AZ.; Oscar of So. St. Paul, MN.; Walter, 

of St. Paul, MN.; and Helmuth, of Hankinson. There are also 5 grandchildren. 

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Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Wipperman Funeral Parlor 
and the Evangelical and Reformed Qiurch with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

********** December 10, 1953 

NEW EFFINGTON MAN BURIED TUESDAY 
Funeral services were held for Jens Jensen of New Effington on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 
from the Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. A. H. Gjerve officiating. Interment was in the 
New Effington Community Cemetery. Mr. Jensen passed away Friday, Dec. 4th at the age of 
81 years. The Wippermain Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

********** December 10, 195 3 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Weber left Sxinday to attend the fun- 
eral of Mrs. Walter Gerber at Kenosha, WI., who passed away very suddenly Sunday morning. 

Mrs. Gerber was a former Hankinson resident, Krause. Mrs. Weber and Mrs. Johanna 

Pelvitt are sisters of the late Mrs. Gerber. 

********** December 10, 1953 

Mrs. Peter Kutter received the sad news Monday that her cousin, Mrs. Susie Niclia, 
at Milnor, ND., passed away on Saturday evening. She had been ill about two years. Funer- 
al services were held on Wednesday at . . . .M, at Milnor. 

********** December 10, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Earl Schouweiler received word from his wife who is in California 
that Mrs. Everett Schouweiler died Tuesday of this week at a hospital in Los Angeles. 

Mrs. Everett Schouweiler is the sister-in-law of Earl Schouweiler and daughter-in-law 
of Mrs. Carrie Schouweiler of Fairmount. Mrs. Earl Schouweiler, who is in Los Angeles, 
will remain for the funeral before returning to her home in Fairmount. 

********** December 10, 1953 

MRS. JOHN SOUDER DIED SUNDAY: FUNERAL HELD THURSDAY 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dec. 10th, for Mrs. 
John Souder, 70, of Fairmount at the Methodist Church with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 
Mrs. Souder died early Sunday morning, Dec. 6th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Brecken- 
ridge, MN., from a heart attack. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. 

• Mrs. Souder has been a resident of De Villo Township for 44 years. Pallbearers were: 
H. R. Swanson, Edwin Moon, Clarence Schmit, F. P. Nelson, Harvey Leathart and Roy Branson. 

Funeral cirrangements were in charge of Schmitt and Olson. Interment was made in 
the Fairmount Cemetery. 

Florence Hinderliter was born Oct. 31st, 1883, at Elmwood, IL., and married John 
Souder at Mattoon, IL. , in 1909. The couple came out here to make their home. She is 
survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Holp of Pequot Lakes, MN., and Mrs. 
Maxine Nelson of Peoria, IL., a brother, Fred Hinderliter of Glassford, IL., and four sis- 
ters: Mrs. Nellie Selburg of Peoria, IL. , Mrs. Lue Hendricks of Clinton, lA., Mrs. Amos 
Penn of Fairmount, and Mrs. Annabelle Smith of Miami, FL. 

********** December 10, 1953 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. cuid Mrs. Glenn Willis returned home Wednesday evening after 

attending the funeral on Monday of his sister, Mrs. Raymond Meyer at Sciota Mills, IL. 

********** December 10, 195 3 

Mrs. Herman Weber received word on Sunday of the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. 
Walter Gerber at Kenosha, WI, Mr. and Mrs. Weber left Monday morning to attend the funeral. 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause left in the evening. 

********** December 10, 1953 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Earl Schouweiler returned home Saturday, after spending sev- 
eral weeks in Los Angeles and Inglewood, CA., visiting her parents and other relatives. 
While there she attended the funeral of Mrs. Everett Schouweiler vrtiich was held in 



Laguna Beach, CA, on Friday. ********** 



December 17, 1953 



Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Kinn eind Mr. emd Mrs. Casper Kitzman of Rosholt attended the 
funeral of Mrs. Herman Zabell at Dumont Tuesday morning. 

********** December 24, 1953 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zander received the sad news that Mrs. Zander's brother, John 
Odenbach, Jr., passed away very suddenly "Hiursday, Dec. 17th at his home at Pilot Rock, 
OR. Mr. Odenbach was born and grew up in Hankinson, later moving to Oregon where he has 
since lived. ********** December 24, 1953 

FORMER SONORA MAN DIED AT DORAN 

Alph L. Hanson, Doran, and formerly of Sonora, was stricken with a heart attack while 
helping decorate for the Christmas program at the Presbyterian Chvirch Friday evening and 
died a short time later while enroute to the St. Francis Hospitsil in Breckenridge . He was 
75 years old. 

According to reports received here he eind several others had gone to the church to 
help with a yoxmgsters Christinas play. He had helped carry a Christmas tree from the 
school to the church. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the church there with Jos . Vertin 
and Sons Funeral- Home of Breckenridge handling the arrangements. Interment was made in 
the. South Fairmovmt Cemetery at Fairmount. 

Born on Nov. 21st, 1878, at Blair, WI . , he grew to manhood in this vicinity where his 
parents farmed. As a young man he attended St. Olaf College at Northfield, MN. He came 
to Doran in 1903 where he was a partner in the Doran General Store. On June 30th, 1910 
he married Margaret Lang at Moorhead and following their marriage the couple moved to Son- 
ora where he operated a general merchandise store until 19 35. He returned to Doran where 
he had lived since and had worked in the store there. 

Surviving are three sons, two daughters, three sisters and 15 grandchildren, Mrs. Elmer 
Naggatz, of Clayton, WI., and formerly of Fairmount, is a daughter of the late Mr. Hanson. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Warren, and two daughters, 

Dorothea and Norma, in infancy. 

********** December 24, 1953 

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RECEIVES WORD OF DEATH OF SISTER 

Mrs. Severt Johnson received word that her sister. Miss Esther Ahlman of Muscatine, 

lA. , died December 13th, and the ftineral was held on Wednesday of last week. Miss Ahlman 

had visited this past summer at the Johnson home. 

********** December 24, 1953 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF COUSIN AT ADA, MN. 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schouweiler and Mrs. David Crawford attended the funeral Saturday 

at Ada, MN., for Wayne Gill, 47, at Borup, MN., who died unexpectedly Thursday morning 

following a heart attack. Wayne's mother, Mrs. Charlotte Gill, who had been staying in the 

Schouweiler home was enroute to her home and had left on the noon treiin from Breckenridge 

cind was to be met by her son and word had not reached her before leaving. Wayne is the 

cousin of Mrs. Schouweiler. 

He is survived by his wife and children, Sharon, 13, and Jim, 19. Wayne Gill was the 

only child of Mrs. Charlotte Gill. 

********** December 24, 195 3 

WELL KNOWN BASEBALL UMPIRE DIED MONDAY 

Don Clar, depot agent at Abercrombie, died Monday at his home there. Mr. Clark is 

quite well known here and particularly in baseball circles. He was an un^jire in the Twin 

State Baseball League as well as other leagues in this territory. 

********** December 31, 1953 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN DIED AT WATERTOWN, WISC. 

Fred Hunger, a former long time resident of Hankinson, died at Watertown, WI., in 
September, 1953. 

Mr. Hunger was a resident with his father before the coming of the railroads. He was 
associated with his father in a retail store at Hankinson. For many years he was cashier 
of the defunct Citizens National Bank of Hankinson. 

He left Heinkinson in 1925. For several years prior to his death, he lived at Water- 
town WI. Surviving him are his wife, his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Kotchian, and two sons, 
Gordon and Edward. ********** December 31, 1953 



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INDEX 

Ackerman , . . . , 150 

Addy 51 

Ahlmen l61* 

Ahrens 1*7,121 

Aker 1*, 22, 105 

Akre 29 

Althoff 80 

Anderson ...71,85,131,133 

Andresen ^ 

Anselment 101 

Appleton 30 

Arneson 15'* 

Asmus 59 

Austin 156 

Babet ^5 

Backer 135 

Bagus 102 

Bahr 31 

Bailey 61+ 

Baker 1,1*2,103 

Ballard II8 

Ballou 61+ 

Bardsley 139 

Bartnick 91 

Beal 79 

Bechtel ll*^ 

Becker 122,123 

Bednarchik 1*8 

Beeler 87 

Beithon 27, 60 

Beito 123,160 

Bellin 31*, 38, 11*1* 

Bennett 61* 

Berg 112,123 

Bergstreaser 102 

Bernard 19,31,32 

Bernauer 88 

Berndt 30,1*2 

Berner 92 



to Film # 10736 - HANKINSON NEWS 

Bertelson 87,95 

Bickley 1*7, 61,65 

Biederstedt ll*9 

Biewer ,.,.... 161 

Bill ,1*,22 

Birnbaiim 35,^1 

Bladow 11,30,38,1*2,1*3 

51,70,89,90,92,106,115, 

118,11*8,156,157 

Blake ll*6 

Blazek 97 

Blecha 25 

Bleecher lOl* 

Bock 56 

Boecher 12l* 

Boehning 123 

Boehnstingel 152 

Bohn 28,75,101,109 

121,130,157,159 

Boldt 13,1*3,69 

Bolien l^+O 

Bostrom ^^3 

Braaten 23 

Bratz 52 

Braun 27,83 

Brause 53,57 

Brewer ^^5 

Brinkman 25,59 

Brodine 58 

Broun , . .75 

Brown 152 

Brummond ; 13 , 69 

Bryan 168 

Buck 70,89,90,92,101 

Bundy l^*** 

Burrows 12'* 

Burvee '*0 

Carney 156 

Castello T 

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Caulkins 112 

Chesley 1*5 

Christensen 27,33,1*0 

Clar 16U 

Clouse 67 

Collins 1*5 

Cornelius 80 

Craig 121 

Crawford 152 

Crooks 137 

Dale 131 

Dalen II8 

Dalin 51 

Deane ^ 

Deans 78 

DeForrest 108 

Deilke 157 

DeVries 91 

Dibbert 15 

Dif f erding 122 

Dinger 31 

Divita 126 

Doll 29 

Dougherty 61 

Doyle 155 

Duin 65 

Dumke l^+S 

Dybdahl 103 

Ebel 91, 91*, 98 

Eckhof f 31 

Edelwine 115 

Eder 25 

Edgren 157 

Ehlers 87,93,95 

Ehlke 70 

Ehr 155 

Ehrens 2l* 

Eichhorn 60,63 



INDEX 

Ackerman , . . . , 150 

Addy 51 

Ahlmen l6l4 

Ahrens 1|T,121 

Aker 4,22,105 

Akre 29 

Althoff 80 

Anderson ...71,85,131,133 

Andresen ^ 

Anselinent 101 

Appleton 30 

Arneson 15*+ 

Asmus 59 

Austin 156 

Babet 1*5 

Backer 135 

Bagus 102 

Bahr 31 

Bailey 6k 

Baker 1,1|2,103 

Ballard II8 

Ballou 61+ 

Bardsley 139 

Bartnick 91 

Beal 79 

Bechtel ll*!* 

Becker 122,123 

Bednarchik 1*8 

Beeler 87 

Beithon 27, 60 

Beito 123,160 

Bellin 3l*,38,ll*l* 

Bennett 6k 

Berg 112,123 

Bergstreaser 102 

Bernard 19,31,32 

Bernauer 88 

Berndt 30,1*2 

Berner 92 



to Film # 10736 - HANKINSON NEWS 

Bertelson 87,95 

Bickley 1*7, 61,65 

Biederstedt ll»9 

Biewer .,...,..,.,.., .161 

Bill , ,lt,22 

Birnbaum 35,1*1 

Bladow 11,30,38,1*2,1*3 

51,70,89,90,92,106,115, 

118,11*8,156,157 

Blake ll*6 

Blazek 97 

Blecha 25 

Bleecher lOl* 

Bock 56 

Boecher ., 12l* 

Boehning 123 

Boehnstingel 152 

Bohn 28,75,101,109 

121,130,157,159 

Boldt 13,1*3,69 

Bolien ll*0 

Bostrom ll*3 

Braaten 23 

Bratz 52 

Braun 27,83 

Brause 53 , 57 

Brewer 1*5 

Brinkman 25,59 

Brodine 58 

Broun , . .75 

Brown 152 

Brummond i 13,69 

Bryan 168 

Buck 70,89,90,92,101 

Bundy ll*l* 

Burrows 12l* 

Burvee 1*0 

Carney 156 

Castello 7 

(165) 



Caulkins 112 

Chesley 1*5 

Christensen 27,33,1*0 

Clar l61» 

Clouse 67 

Collins 1*5 

Cornelius 80 

Craig 121 

Crawford 152 

Crooks 137 

Dale 131 

Dalen II8 

Dalin 51 

Deane 1* 

Deans 78 

DeForrest IO8 

Deilke ; 157 

DeVries 91 

Dibbert 15 

Differding 122 

Dinger 31 

Divita 126 

Doll 29 

Dougherty 61 

Doyle 155 

Duin 65 

Dumke ll*8 

Dybdahl 103 

Ebel 91, 91*, 98 

Eckhoff 31 

Edelwine 115 

Eder 25 

Edgren 157 

Ehlers 87,93,95 

Ehlke 70 

Ehr 155 

Ehrens 2l* 

Eichhorn ^^ , 63 



Otterson l60 

Owen llil 

Paape 11*9 

Palmquist 79 

Pankow 2, 9,^*8, 59,1^9 

Parker 78 

Parrow ll+7 

Par slow 11+5 

Pasbrig 82,156,l60 

Patterson lOl* 

Pavak 77 

Peitz I5I* 

Pelvit 162 

Peters I5I* 

Peterschick 3l*,lt2 

Peterson 3,16,122,136,158 

Pheian 1*9 

Piefer 92 

Pietyl 88 

Pinkney 78 

Pinney lUO 

Place 3lt,38 

Pohl 121 

Polfuss 81 

Popp 1*8,11*1+ 

Poster 59 

Prashek 89 

Pribbernow 150 

Prochnow 31, 35, '+7, 121 

Puetz 91 

Quam 52 

Radke 109 

Radloff 161 

Ramich 98 

Ready 107 

Reid ll+O 

Reiland 127 



Reinke , 5 

Remove 20,33 

Renshaw 136 

Revier 29 

Richling 80 

Risch 1*7,61,65 

Roberts llU 

Robinson 61 

Robison 109 

Roeder 1*, 30,123,11+2 

Roessler 156 

Rohweder 25 

Roob 60,63 

Roth 2,21,60,88,96 

Rowe llU 

Ryan 127 

Salzar 158 

Sanden 16 

Sander 28,106,153 

Scharmmerhagen II6 

Scheller 83,105,11*0 

Scheidegger 152 

Schiff 1*1* 

Schiltz 19,31,32,121 

Schliff 1*0 

Schmidt 103,126 

Schmit 37,126 

Schmitz 9^ 

Schneider 119 

Schoessler 23 

Schouweiler 152 ,l62 

163,161* ■ 

Schroeder 31,121,157 

Schultz 1*8,52,110,139 

Schulz 26 

Schuppert 25 

Schutt 76 

Sedler 13I+, 136,158 

Seehaf er 125 



Sellner 1*8 

Sethre 53,57 

Shane 25 

Shaw 107 

Shelley 153 

Shuppert 58 

Sikorski 2,22 

Sillman 95 

Simon 83,87 

Simonson 1*7,130 

Singer 1*7 

Skaug 132 

Skog 159 

Skogrand 88 

Slanger 1*2 

Smith 158 

Snyder 28,ll*6 

Souder 162 

Spangler 31 

Speiser 29 

Speral ll+3 

Spreckles 89,ll*8 

Stack 1*3,71,99 

118,126,127 

Steffens 53,5'*, 57, 78 

Steffer 126 

Steger 1 

Stegner 136 

Stein 52 

Steir 106 

Stoebe 117 

Stoltenow .1*8, 113, 113, 160 

Stone 81 

Stowe 27 

Strait 131 

Streed 160 

Strege 99,ll6,119 

121,130 

Studney lOl* 

Stulc 87 



(168: 



Otterson l60 

Owen lUl 

Paape 1^9 

Palmquist 79 

Pankow 2,9,i*8,59,l't9 

Parker 78 

Parrow lU7 

Par slow ll^ 5 

Pasbrig 82 ,156 ,l6o 

Patterson lOi* 

Pavak 77 

Peitz 13^ 

Pelvit 162 

Peters 15^ 

Peterschick 3it,^2 

Peterson 3,16,122,136,158 

Phelan 1*9 

Piefer 92 

Pietyl 88 

Pinkney 78 

Pinney 1^40 

Place 3lt,38 

Pohl 121 

Polfuss 81 

Popp Ii8,ll|it 

Poster 59 

Prashek 89 

Pribbernov I50 

Prochnow 31,35,^*7,121 

Puetz 91 

Quam 52 

Radke 109 

Radloff 161 

Ramich 98 

Ready 107 

Reid ll+O 

Reiland 127 



Reinke 5 

Remove 20,33 

Renshaw I36 

Revier 29 

Richling 80 

Risch 1*7,61,65 

Roberts Ill* 

Robinson 61 

Robison 109 

Roeder 1*, 30,123,11*2 

Roessler I56 

Rohweder 25 

Roob 60,63 

Roth 2,21,60,88,96 

Rowe Ill* 

Ryan 127 

Salzar I58 

Sanden 16 

Sander 28,106,153 

Schannmerhagen 116 

Scheller 83,105,11*0 

Scheidegger 152 

Schiff 1*1* 

Schiltz 19,31,32,121 

Schliff 1*0 

Schmidt 103,126 

Schmit 37,126 

Schmitz 9I* 

Schneider 119 

Schoessler 23 

Schouweiler 152 ,l62 

163,161* • 

Schroeder 31,121,157 

Schultz 1*8,52,110,139 

Schulz 26 

Schuppert 25 

Schutt 76 

Sedler 13I*, 136,158 

Seehaf er 125 



Sellner 1*8 

Sethre 53,57 

Shane 25 

Shaw 107 

Shelley 153 

Shuppert 58 

Sikorski 2,22 

Sillman 95 

Simon 83 ,87 

Simonson 1*7,130 

Singer 1*7 

Skaug 132 

Skog 159 

Skogrand 88 

Slanger 1*2 

Smith 158 

Snyder 28,ll*6 

Souder l62 

Spangler ' 31 

Speiser 29 

Speral ll*3 

Spreckles 89,11*8 

Stack 1*3,71,99 

118,126,127 

Steffens 53, 5I*, 57, 78 

Steffer 126 

Steger 1 

Stegner 136 

Stein 52 

Steir 106 

Stoebe 117 

Stoltenow .1*8, 113, 113, 160 

Stone 81 

Stowe 27 

Strait 131 

Streed 16O 

Strege 99,ll6,119 

121,130 

Studney lOl* 

Stulc 87 



(168) 



Sturgess 1^ 

Sullivan 101 

Sumpmann 13 

Sundblad lOT 

Swanson lU8 ,151 

Swenson ^8 

Swonger l^'* 

Tellar ^3 

Terhaar 55 

Theede .....117,118,119 

Theophila (.Sr. ) ihl 

Thiele 7,15,91 

Tillisch 128 

Timmerraan 59 

Tix 155 

Toberg 132 

Tolo 120 

Toman 8i* 

Tracy ....10,1*5 

Tritten 23,27,ii8,i+9 

91,93,125 

Trom 119 

Treptov l6l 

Turner 159 

Tweeter 159 

Ulrich 8 

Urbanski 1'*'+ 

Veflin 50 

Vollrath '+9 

Voss 131 

Vovicka l'*2 

Wall 1*1,1*2,52 

Walliaan 8,11,19,110,123 

Walz 80 

Ward 11+6 

Warkentin 61* 

Wavers 12,93,1^6 



Weber 75,10T,l62,157 

Weinkauf 35,1*2,157 

Weise 92 

Wentler 70 

Wetzel 26 

Weston 150 

Westphal 13,16,1*3,1*5 

71,106 

Wetenkamp ll*l* 

Wettstein 139 

White 116,128,11*3 

Whitehead 113 

Wickman 129 

Willert 158 

Williams 80,93 

Willis 161,163 

Willson 88,138 

Witt 1*7,105.118 

Witte ll*l 

Wittenberger 11*1+ 

Wittman 10 

Woiwode 105 

Wolfe 71 

Worner 99,ll6,llt5 

Wrege 127 

Wrolstead 86 



Zabel 163 

Zander I63 

Zandle 1* 

Zatchea ll*l 

Zeitz 131* 

Ziegelmann 20,31,33 

82,157 

Zillgitt 53,56,58 



(169) 



Sturgess l'* 

Sullivan 101 

Sumpmann 13 

Sundblad 107 

Swanson 11*8 ,151 

Swenson h8 

Swonger 1'+'* 

Tellar h3 

Terhaar 55 

Theede 117,118,119 

Theophila (.Sr. ) 1^7 

Thiele 7,15,91 

Tillisch 128 

Timraerman 59 

Tix 155 

Toberg 132 

Tolo 120 

Toman 81+ 

Tracy 10,1*5 

Tritten ....23,27,1*8,1*9 

91,93,125 

Trom 119 

Treptov l6l 

Turner 159 

Tweeter 159 

Ulrich 8 

Urbanski ll*l* 

Veflin 50 

Vollrath 1*9 

Voss 131 

Vovicka 11*2 

Wall 1*1,1*2,52 

Wallman 8,11,19,110,123 

Walz 80 

Ward ll*6 

Warkentin 61+ 

Wavers 12,93,11*6 



Weber 75,107,162,157 

Weinkauf 35,1*2,157 

Weise 92 

Wentler 70 

Wetzel 26 

Weston 150 

Westphal 13,16,1*3,1*5 

71,106 

Wetenkamp lUl* 

Wettstein 139 

White Il6, 128,11*3 

Whitehead 113 

Wickman 129 

Willert 158 

Williams 80,93 

Willis 161,163 

Willson 88,138 

Witt 1*7,105,118 

Witte ll*l 

Wittenberger ll*l* 

Wittman 10 

Woivode 105 

Wolfe 71 

Worner 99,ll6,ll*5 

Wrege 127 

Wrolstead 86 



Zabel 163 

Zander 163 

Zandle 1* 

Zatchea ll*l 

Zeitz 13I* 

Ziegelmann 20,31,33 

82,157 

Zillgitt 53,56,58 



(169)