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A funeral mass for Mary C. Shelby , of St. Clair Shores, was held Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Mrs. Shelby, a retired secretary who worked in the automotive industry, died of pneumonia Friday, October 2, 1998, at Bon Secours Nursing Care Center. She was 86.
She was a member of the League of Catholic Women, Kappa Theta sorority and the American Womens' Business Association. She was a native of Wall Lake, Iowa.

Mrs. Shelby is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Carol Berger.
The body was cremated.

Lytton Resident Passes Saturday at age of 83 years

 Early Saturday morning, Mrs. Mary Brehm, long time resident of Lytton, was called.   Pioneer life was not unknown to her for she came to the state of Iowa as a little girl when many of the conveniences which are now enjoyed were unknown.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in St. Peter’s Lutheran church of which she was a member and burial was in the church’s cemetery beside her husband.  Attendants were William Robberts, Herman Arndt, William Baedke, Fred Dettmann, and Richard Wulkow.  Rev. J.W. Matthias was in charge of the service and Farber and Otteman officiated.  Music was furnished by Misses Eunice Krueger and Wanda Finley.   Mrs. Matthias was the accompanist.  Mrs. Henry Ditzel and Mrs. Ralph Moss were the flower committee.

 Marie Fredericka Wilhelmina, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Kargas, was born May 7, 1862 at Burlington, Wisconsin and baptized there in infancy.  In 1869 the family left Wisconsin for Iowa and settled on a farm west of Grant City.  In 1877, she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church by Rev. F. Schug.  The years of her youth she spent on a farm for pioneering as they did those days, opportunities and advancement were not what they are today.

 On April 5, 1881, she entered the estate of holy matrimony with Fredrich Brehm, which union the Lord blessed with eleven children, three, however, preceded their mother in death.   The family followed the farming vocation near Auburn, Wall Lake and Lytton.  In 1914, they moved to Lytton where for some years Mrs. Brehm was in business.  In May of 1929 her husband was summoned out of this life.  She continued the home for her son, Fred, and in these last years Fred made the home for her, when ill health would not permit her to do her work as usual.  The last five years were years of suffering and she enjoyed the visits of her children greatly.  Last Saturday she was taken out of this life by heart trouble, her age being 83 years, 6 months, and 24 days.

 She is mourned by her children:  Emma (Mrs. Aug. Buth of Pontiac, Michigan); Mayme (Mrs. C.A. Arndt of Sac City); Tillie (Mrs. C. Thielbhorm of Alpha, Minnesota); Fred at home; Selma (Mrs. M.H. Hubard of Watertown, S. Dakota); Walter of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Carl of Richland, Wash.; Clara (Mrs. John Hueter of Lytton).  She is also mourned by 29 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and many relatives and friends.

 

Sac Sun, Iowa, Nov. 23, 1905

     Christian Zein died in his late residence at Wall Lake on November 16, 1905, aged 81 years and 22 days. The descendent was born in Gueltzow, Germany on October 24, 1824. He was married three times. The first two wives died in the first year of their wedded life. to his third wife he was married in 1859. Nine children were born to them, two dying in their infancy and one son in the early '80's.
     The family immigrated to this country in 1866 and settled in Clinton county, this state. Seven years later they moved to Crawford county, where he had rented a farm. While living there he bought his half section farm in Clinton township, Sac county, five miles northwest of Wall Lake, and in 1875 he moved to this county. Mr. Zein was a diligent and successful farmer, a good neighbor and a kind husband and father. He always believed that honesty is the best policy and lived
accordingly. In 1896 he retired from farm work, bought a residence in Wall Lake and moved into it. During the last years of his life he was growing very feeble. In February last he was taken seriously ill and he believed that his end was near. He rallied again and was up and around.
On the day preceding his death he felt better and stronger than he had for months before. On Thursday morning at about 6 o'clock his wife awoke, hearing him draw a long breath. When she got up and wanted to give him some medicine to restore him, life had departed. He leaves his widow, seven married children - one son, John Zein and six daughters; Mrs. Wm. Hahn (Dorothy Margaret Marie Zein) of Pierce, Nebraska; Mrs. Lena Kiefer (Lena Zein) of North Dakota; Mrs. Robert Hess and Mrs. Herman Hess of this county; Mrs. T. Housen, of Holstein, and Mrs. John Peper of Storm Lake (Ida Wilma Zein); and also 28 grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev.
L.A. Mueller officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Wall Lake Cemetery.
Harold Dean West and Barbara

 


NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001
QRYTEXT: EARL DUNCAN, 78

November 18, 1971

Services for Earl K. Duncan, 78, were held in the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg, Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
by the Rev. Russell M. Peirce, Minister. Interment was in Gettysburg Cemetery.
Mr. Duncan was born in Caldwell, Idaho, Nov. 19, 1892 and died in Gettysburg Memorial Hospital Monday, Nov. 8, 1971.
As an infant his parents took him to Odebolt, Iowa, then they moved to Milladore, Wis. He attended college in Omaha,
Nebraska, served in World War 1 and moved to Lebanon in 1918. He and Adelle M. Weed were married at Redfield, Jan. 12, 1923.
Survivors include daughters Audrey, Mrs. Robert Kenimer,Hampton, Va., Marion, Mrs. John Wolter, Woonsocket; sons
Donald K. Duncan, LaGrange, Ill., and Robert Duncan, Woodland, Wash.; sisters Mrs. Inez Lillibridge, Mrs. Olive McGeachy, Gettysburg, Mildred, Mrs. Leonard Lay, Aberdeen; brother Alan C. Duncan, Creston, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; many nieces ,nephews and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, son William and two Infant sisters.
Mr. Duncan was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Potter County draft board and Oam (?) Wal Electric board.
Langslet Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements..


NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001

MILDRED MARIAN LAY
Livingston, Mont.- Mildred Marian Lay, 91, of Livingston and formerly of Aberdeen, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995, at
Livingston Health and Rehab Center.
Her memorial service will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Franzen-Davis-Bebee Chapel in Livingston. The Rev. Roger
Churness of the American Lutheran Church will officiate.
Burial of cremains will take place in Minneapolis.
Mildred Marian Duncan was born April 28, 1904, to Robert and Alice (Crowley) Duncan, at Odebolt, Iowa. The family
moved to Gettysburg, where she graduated from high school in the early 1920's. She worked in a bank.
She married Leonard L. Lay on Oct. 28, 1934. They lived in Mobridge, then moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for
the U.S. Department of Fish and Game. In the early 1960's, they moved to Aberdeen, then to Helena, Mont. In the early
1980's. He died in 1990. After a brief period again in Minneapolis, she moved to Livingston in 1994.
She enjoyed playing cards and loved to travel.
Survivors include one son, James O. Lay of Helena; one Daughter, Mary Ann Nord of Arizona; six grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren..


NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001
INEZ LILLIBRIDGE

Inez Lillibridge, age 108, of Minneapolis, MN., formerly of Gettysburg, passed away Monday, May 22, 1995, at her home
with the support of hospice. Her funeral was held Friday, May 26, at Luce Funeral Home in Gettysburg with Rev. Bert
Van Essen officiating. Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery under the direction of Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg.
Inez Duncan was born Apr. 7, 1887, at Odebolt, Ia., to Robert and Alice (Crowley) Duncan. As a small girl she moved
to Idaho and four years later returned to Iowa. On July 16, 1917, she married William Lillibridge at Minneapolis and they made their home on a farm in Spink Co. SD. In the spring of 1920 they and their infant son moved to a newly purchased farm in Potter County, South Dakota. Sad times came in the 1930's when Bill and Inez lost the family farm in Potter County. After Bill's death in 1948, Inez lived in a mobile home in the rear of her son, Wayne's home where she lived until after her 100th birthday at which time she moved to live daughter Alice in Minneapolis. Over the years she made many trips to visit the children in Minnesota and New York.
As a young girl she was baptized into the Presbyterian Church. She delighted in telling stories about her delightfully mischievous side as a young girl floating on a plank down the river, paddling boats along river steamers and adventuring out into the marshes. Several years ago she took her first ride in a speed boat and she stated, "I enjoyed it a lot and I think that I would enjoy water skiing; I was just born too soon!"
Inez is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Donna Lillibridge of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Alice Heller of Minneapolis and daughter-in-law, Edna Lillibridge, Gettysburg. She has 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mildred Lay of Livingston, MT.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on Nov. 27, 1948; two sons, one daughter, one great-granddaughter, Melissa Simon, two brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers were Randy Lillibridge, Larry Lillibridge, Nick Simon, Chris Simon, Rick Kohout and Michael Kohout..


NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001
MRS. ALICE DUNCAN

(News-May 16, 1935)
Alice Crowley was born at Dubuque County, Iowa,July 28, 1863 and passed peacefully away at the home of
her daughter , Mrs. W.H. Lillibridge, near Gettysburg,Wednesday morning, May 8, 1935.
When about 14 years of age, she moved with her parents to Buena Vista County, Iowa.
On May 14, 1885, she was united in marriage to Robert Duncan at LeMars, Iowa.
To this union seven children were born, two of whom pre-ceded her in death.
With the exception of a few years in Idaho, she spent most of her life in Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa. In 1914 she with her family moved to Milladore, Wisconsin, where they resided until the spring of 1919, at which time they removed to Potter County, South Dakota, residing in this vicinity of Lebanon and Gettysburg until the time of her death.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, three daughters, Mrs. Inez Lillibridge of Gettysburg, Mrs. Olive McGeachy of Iroquis, Mrs. Mildred Lay of Pierre; two sons, Earl K. of Lebanon, and Alan C. of Boston, Mass.; 14 grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. Rachael Cloud of Montevideo, Minn., two brothers, Joseph Crowley of Storm Lake, Iowa and Frank Crowley of Alcester, S.D. and many other relatives and friends.
A faithful Christian and member of the Presbyterian Church, she attended Church whenever opportunity permitted.
Her brilliant mind and pleasing personality won her the esteem of all who knew her and as a devoted wife and mother she will be greatly missed by loved ones left behind.
Had she lived until May 14, 1935, Mr. And Mrs. Duncan would
Have celebrated fifty years of happy married life.



.NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001
ROBERT DUNCAN BURIED SUNDAY

Unknown Newspaper
Available through the Dakota Sunset Museum

July 4, 1946

Funeral services were conducted at the Gettysburg Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon for Robert Duncan, retired Potter
County farmer, who died at the Lowe Hospital, Mobridge,Thursday, June 27th. Rev. Phillip R. Anderson, of Mobridge,
was in charge.
Robert Duncan was born August 15, 1859, at Grinnell, Iowa.
He spent most of his younger years in Iowa, except for a few years each in Idaho and Wisconsin. In 1919, he moved to
South Dakota, where he resided in Lebanon, Gettysburg and Mobridge.
On May 14, 1885, he was united in marriage at LeMars, Iowa, to Alice Crowley, who passed away on May 8, 1935.
to this union, 7 children were born, two of whom proceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his loss, 5 children: Mrs. Inez Lillibridge, Gettysburg; Mrs. Olive McGeachy of Iroquois, SD; Earl K. Duncan, Lebanon; Alan C. Duncan, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred Lay, Mobridge and fifteen grandchildren.
He was a honest, upright man who really believed in and ad-hered to the Goldren Rule of Life and there was no sacrifice to great to make for his family for which they are truly grateful.
Here for the funeral from outside were the Alan C. Duncans, Alice M. Lillibridge, of Minneapolis and Mr and Mrs. McGeachy.
(3 of his 7 children were born in Odebolt, Sac Co.)


NAME: Kathy (Duncan) Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
DATE: Feb 14 2001
OLIVE McGEACHY

Jan. 23, 1975 (paper unknown)

Courtesy Dakota Sunset Museum
Olive McGeachy, 85 died in St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen,
January 12, 1975. She was born at Odebolt, Iowa March 11, 1889, where she lived until 1919 when she moved to a farm near Iroquois. In 1967 she came to Gettysburg and became a resident of Oahe Manor. (Iroquois, Gettysburg, So. Dak.)
She was married to Alex McGeachy March 6, 1915 at Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church at Iroquois and a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include sisters Mrs. Inez Lillibridge, Gettysburg, Mrs. Leonard (Mildred) Lay, Aberdeen, and brother Alan Duncan, Cleveland, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three infant children, and one brother .
Services were conducted by the Rev. Donald Rahn, United Methodist Minister, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in Langslet Funeral Home, Gettysburg.
Interment rites at Odebolt, Iowa were conducted by the Rev. Joseph Lemmon, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. Farber and Otteman were in charge of arrangements..


Lytton Resident Passes Saturday at age of 83 years

 Early Saturday morning, Mrs. Mary Brehm, long time resident of Lytton, was called.  Pioneer life was not unknown to her for she came to the state of Iowa as a little girl when many of the conveniences which are now enjoyed were unknown.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in St. Peter’s Lutheran church of which she was a member and burial was in the church’s cemetery beside her husband.   Attendants were William Robberts, Herman Arndt, William Baedke, Fred Dettmann, Richard Wulkow.  Rev. J.W. Matthias was in charge of the service and Farber and Otteman officiated.  Music was furnished by Misses Eunice Krueger and Wanda Finley.  Mrs. Matthias was the accompanist.  Mrs. Henry Ditzel and Mrs. Ralph Moss were the flower committee.

 Marie Fredericka Wilhelmina, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Karges, was born May 7, 1862 at Burlington, Wisconsin and baptized there in infancy.  In 1869 the family left Wisconsin for Iowa and settled on a farm west of Grant City.  In 1877 she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church by the Rev. F. Schug.  The years of her youth she spent on a farm for pioneering as they did those days, opportunities and advancement were not what they are today.

 On April 5, 1881, she entered the estate of holy matrimony with Fredrich Brehm, which union the Lord blessed with eleven children, three, however, preceded their mother in death.   The family followed the farming vocation near Auburn, Wall Lake and Lytton,  In 1914, they moved to Lytton where for some years Mrs. Brehm was in business.  in May of 1929 her husband was summoned out of this life.  She continued the home for her son, Fred, and in these last years Fred made the home for her, when ill health would not permit her to do her work as usual.  The last five years were years of suffering and she enjoyed the visits of her children greatly.  Last Saturday she was taken out of this life by heart trouble, her age being 83 years, 6 months, and 24 days.

 She is mourned by her children:  Emma  (Mrs. Aug. Buth of Pontiac, Michigan),  Mayme (Mrs. C.A. Arndt of Sac City),  Tillie (Mrs. C. Thielbhorm of Alpha, Minnesota)  Fred at home, Selma (Mrs. M.H. Hubard of Watertown, S. Dakota),  Walter of Kalamazoo,  Michigan:  Carl of Richland, Wash., Clara (Mrs. John Hueter of Lytton).  She is also mourned by 29 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and many relatives and friends.

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A memorial service for Gustaf C. Blomberg, a pioneer in concrete masonry construction and a retired builder and developer in Sacramento, was held in the Nauman & Son Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd.
He died Monday, May 20, 1991 in Sacramento, California, two weeks before his 93rd birthday.
Mr. Blomberg worked for the Basalt Rock Co. in Napa in the mid-1930s and helped develop a lightweight building block that became known as Basalite.
He moved to Sacramento in 1939 and was a building contractor, constructing about 25 homes in the Sierra View Terrace development on 57th Street. He was in the trucking business during World War II and then in sales for the Basalt company in the Sacramento Valley after the war.
Mr. Blomberg was involved with the development of Tallac Village along 14th Avenue to meet the demand for postwar housing. In 1950, he and his family established the Blomberg Home and Garden Center on Freeport Boulevard, which later evolved into the Lanai Shopping Center. The family business is now known as Blomberg Window Systems.
After retiring in 1961, he and his wife of 69 years, Alice, who also was a business partner, lived near Hilo, Hawaii, before returning to Sacramento in 1972.
The native of Sac City, Iowa, settled in Turlock in his late teens and served with the Army during World War I. He worked in construction and real estate development before working in the Bay Area and later Napa.
Besides his wife, Mr. Blomberg is survived by his sons, Ralph and Jerome, both of Sacramento, Robert of Berkeley, Don of Antioch and Norman of Visalia; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Harold.



09-09-1920 Sac Sun p7 - Necrology of the Week - After an illness of ten days with organic heart trouble, Mrs. Fanny Ellis, widow of A T Ellis, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1920 at her home north of Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev M P Arrasmith officiating. Dr. C G Butler read the scripture selection and offered prayer. A quartet comprising of Mrs. M Merriman, Mrs. A B Nixon, Leon T Cory, and Paul Brill with Mrs. Arrasmith accompanist sang, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "Meet me There", and " One Sweetly Solemn Thought." Burial was made in Oakland Cemetery. George B Willhoite, W T Highland, Charles Mason, F S Brown, A F Winkler, and Lorenz Hansen serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Ellis, whose maiden name was Fanny Kelley, was a pioneer settler of Sac County. Born in Dallas Center, Iowa on November 22, 1861, she came with her parents to Douglas Township when a girl of 12 years. On January 14, 1878, she was married to Asa T Ellis, who passed away Sept. 3, 1913, preceding her in death just 7 years, lacking 2 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were the parents of four sons, one of whom, Daniel Ward, died in infancy. Those remaining to mourn their mothers departure are Frank E of Huron Lake, Minn.; Orville R Ellis of Nemaha; and Elva C Ellis of Sac City. Since her husbands death, Mrs. Ellis has been making her home on a farm with her son, Elva. She leaves also five brothers, namely: John Kelley of Benson, Minn.; Charles and Samuel Kelley of Minn., Minn.; and Noah Kelley of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Nesinger of Milford, Iowa; and Mrs. James Drury of Storm Lake, Iowa.


09-11-1913 Sac Sun p4 - The Earth Life Ended - Asa T Ellis died at his home in Douglas Township, Sac County, Iowa on Thursday September 4, 1913, at 6:45 p.m. aged 62 years, 4 months and 6 days. His death was caused by cancer of the stomach, from which he had suffered for the past two years.
Asa Toles Ellis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E C Ellis and was born near Albany, New York on April 29, 1851. He came to Sac County in 1877 and has resided here ever since. On January 14, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Fanny Kelley. To this union were born 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter, one son and one daughter dying in infancy. The surviving children are Frank of Jackson, Minn.; Orville and Elva both at home. The sons were all present at his bedside when death came. Besides his children he leaves to mourn his wife, four grandchildren, and 2 brothers. One brother resides in Wisconsin, and the other in Montana.
The funeral was from the First Methodist Episcopal Church, on Sunday September 6, 1913, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Dr. Henry B Burns the pastor, officiating. A large number of friends and neighbors were present and the United Workmens Lodge attended in a body. The pallbearers were Orville Lee, S L Watt, P M Lewis, F E Gordon, F S Brown, and A F Winkler.
Mr. Ellis was a kind-hearted man, a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed.


05-18-1939 Spencer Times - Mrs. Janette F. Robinson - Mrs. Robinson passed away last Thursday morning in the home of her daughter Mrs. James Blount, 220 West Seventh Street. She had been in ill health for the past year and had been confined to her bed for 2 months preceding her death.
Janette Florence Spiller was born at Ashland, NH, November 15, 1858. She was brought to Dixon, Il by her parents when she was 3 years of age. She was united in marriage to Henry C Robinson, January 1, 1874. Three years later they moved to Sac County, Iowa and settled on a farm near Odebolt. To this union 11 children were born, six of whom died in infancy. Her husband passed away February 13, 1912 and one son passed away on June 9, 1938 at the age of 57. A grandson, Harold Robinson, 24, was killed in a car accident February 16, 1939.
The 4 remaining children are Mrs. Mary Blount of Spencer, Mrs. Hattie Goodge of Dickens, Roscoe O Robinson of Bethel, Minnesota, and Elmer C Robinson of Fort Lake, Minnesota. There are also 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren surviving.
A prayer service was held at the Jones Funeral chapel Sunday morning in Spencer, after which the body was taken to Odebolt. Services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30. Interment was made near her husband in the Odebolt Cemetery.


February 22, 1912 Sac Sun page 1 - A Farmer Ends His Life - H C Robinson of Wheeler Township - Sends Bullet Through Head - Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa: February 21. H C Robinson, a well known and prosperous farmer, living southeast of Odebolt, in Wheeler Township, killed himself early Sunday morning by sending a bullet through his head. It was done in an insane moment, as no other cause is known. He has been a resident of the county for 33 years.
George Robinson of Dows and Mrs. Sophie Lemons of Villisca, brother and sister of the decedent, attend the funeral which was held Tuesday. Burial took place in the local cemetery. The decedent was born in Lee County, Illinois, May 18, 1848, and was married to Miss Janette Spiller January 1, 1875. The family came to Sac County in the spring of 1878 and have resided here since. His wife and 3 sons and 2 daughters survive, namely: Roscoe, Olden, Elmer, Mary, and Mrs. Hattie Perry all of Sac County.
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Mrs. Jane H. White.

Mrs. Jane Hunter White, widow of James White, who was murdered at his home in Sac City May 30, 1911, died at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday night, March 5, 1912, at the old National bank building, on Main street, where she had been living this winter. About ten minutes before the final summons she bade goodbye to the four sons and one daughter gathered near her. On Wednesday of last week Mrs. White suffered a stroke of apoplexy, leaving her paralyzed on the left side. While Mrs. White had suffered from rheumatism and stomach trouble for several years and was gradually failing, her decline since the murder of her husband and son has been more rapid. She bore up well, however, and lived longer than her family and friends at that time expected.

The funeral service was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Rev. R.L. Barackman preaching the funeral sermon. Burial took place by the side of her husband and son in the new addition to Oakland cemetery. The pall bearers were W.P. Bauer, C.A. Briggs, W,C. Lookingbill, W.H. Johnson, Chas. Manly and J.Y. Campfield.

The decedent was born February 26, 1834, in Auchentibber, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where she spent her girlhood days. Her marriage to James White took place at Paisley, Scotland, April 30, 1852.

Six sons and two daughters survive namely: James, Sac City; John, Pender, Neb; Andrew, Hingham, Mont.; William, Sac City;

Mary, wife of John McCorkindale, Bassano, Alberta, Canada; George, Wisner, Neb; Elizabeth, wife of James Bevins, Cleghorn, Iowa; Robert, Wisner, Neb. All the sons and daughters, excepting Mrs. John McCorkindale and George were present at the funeral this afternoon. The decedent's daughter, Jane, died in October, 1909, and on May 30, 1911 occurred the death of Matthew.

Mrs. White lived to a ripe old age and enjoyed good health up to three or four years ago. She was and earnest Christian and bore her recent troubles in a manner that gave witness to the fact, manifesting no other feeling than sorrow for their great guilt towards those whom she believed to be guilty of slaying her loved ones.

Submitted by Jo-Anne McDonald

Remains of James and Matthew White Lie in Quiet Oakland.

Many Old Friends Present at Funeral to Pay Last Respect to Departed.

In two graves side by side on a slope of a hill in the southeast part of the new cemetery all that was mortal of James and Matthew White were tenderly laid to rest last Friday afternoon.

The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock conducted by Rev. R.L. Barackman. It was one of the largest attended funerals held in Sac City for a long time.The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and as many stood outside as were able to gain admittance to the building. The terrible tragedy of the Tuesday morning before, occurring without warning to the unsuspecting victims and wholly without any cause or motive, was as fresh in the minds of the people as on the morning the awful deed was committed, and when the remains were being followed to their resting place the awfulness of the crime seemed more apparent than ever. The pallbearers were S.M. Elmwood, T.G. Keri, C.D. Goldsmith, J. Wilbur Neal, D.W. Grave, W.J.Dixon, B.G. Wallace, C.R. Lane, Joe Lane, Ralph Wallace, Ira Gishwiller and Frank Hawks.

 

Sturdy Native of Scotland.

James White was born in Uddingston, Scotland, September 14, 1827 and died May 30, 1911. On April 30, 1852, he was married to Miss Jane Hunter. Growing to young manhood he became a butcher and conducted a business of his own.Times were hard and not making more than a bare living Mr. White decided to cross the waters and take his family to a land where better opportunities were offered. Thus in 1882 they came to America, but a while later the father and mother and three children returned to Scotland. They came to America the second time in 1885.

Mr. White rented a farm near Odebolt, where the family lived for ten years. In 1895 he bought a farm in Murray County, Minn., but after living there four years sold the place and returned to Richland township, Sac County, where he operated a farm until 1902, when the aged couple came to Sac City to enjoy the autumn of their lives in rest and peace. At the time of his death he was a member of the Presbyterian church of Sac City and was a faithful attendant at its services.

The decedent is survived by his wife, six sons and two daughters. All were present except Andrew, of Montana; Mrs. Mary McCorkindale, of Bassano, Alberta, Canada and the aged wife, who was not able to come in from the country where she was taken last week.

 

Obituary of M.D. White.

Matthew Dunlop White, the son of James White, was born at Bothwell, Scotland, March 6, 1871. He came to the United States with his parentKragers and made his home with them up to the time of his death, May 30, 1911. The decedent was unmarried. At the time of his death he was a member of the Presbyterian church of Sac City.

Matthew was a man of sunny disposition and always had a good word for everyone.His associates liked him and he was highly esteemed in the community. He was loyal to his aged parents and helped to make them happy and comfortable in their last years.

Submitted by Jo-Anne McDonald.

Mrs. Emma Krager Dies at Her Hotel

Well -Esteemed Sac City Woman Passes in Her Sixty-fourth Year.

Mrs. Emma Krager, proprietor of the Transient Hotel, died at her home in Sac City on Saturday Feb.26, 1927 in her sixty-fourth year.Mrs. Krager's health had been failing for a year but she continued in charge of the hotel. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in Sac City, the pastor, the Rev.E.E. Lister officiating. Burial was made in Oakland Cemetery.

Emma Johnson Krager was born June 1, 1863 at Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She came to America with her parents when she was six years of age. They located at Davenport and later moved to Belle Plaine, and hence she came to Sac City. In 1883 she was married to William Krager at Sac City. To this union were born four children, namely: John Henry Krager of Sac City; Ella, wife of Neil McCorkindale of Red Willow, Alberta, Canada; Matilda, wife of R.B. Dixon of Rockwell City; and Catherine Krager of Sac City.

After her marriage Mrs. Krager and her husband moved to a farm south of Sac City where they lived for four years. They returned to the city and resided here continuously until Mr. Krager's death which occurred twenty-one years ago.

Besides the children aforementioned Mrs. Krager is survived by two sisters and one brother - Mrs. Catherine Selske of Ansley, Neb; Mrs. Stena Krager of Denver, Colo; and Nicholas Johnson of Pipestone, Minn.

Mrs Krager had a wide acquaintance in Sac City. She was a superior cook and frequently was called to assist hostesses  in preparing for social events. She had a wide circle of friends and her death is sincerely mourned outside the family, who will miss her loving attentions. She was a member of the Christian church and had a live interest in it's activities.

Submitted by Jo-Anne McDonald.


Sac Sun, May 11, 1905

DEATH OF MRS. W. C. EVERHART
Occurred at Her Home in Sac City on Tuesday in Her Thirty-fourth Year-Funeral Takes Place To-day.

After years of poor health and several weeks of severe illness, Mrs. Letitia N. Everhart, wife of W. C. Everhart, died at 4:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, 1905, at their home on South Fifth street, of chronic gastritis, at the age of 33 years and 3 months.  Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church in Sac City this afternoon at one o'clock, the pastor, Rev. Walter Torbet, officiating.  Burial will take place in Oakland cemetery.

Mrs. Everhart was born in Jones county, Iowa on February 9, 1872.  Her maiden name was Letitia N. Bradley.  She came to Sac county in her childhood and on January 9, 1891 was united in wedlock with W. C. Everhart at Sac City.  For the last five years her home has been at Sac City.  To Mr. and Mrs. Everhart have been born three children - one son, Derward, and two daughters, Avis and Myrtle.  Mrs. Everhart was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was a loving wife and mother.  To mourn her early departure besides the husband and children, there are left her mother, Mrs. Ellen Bradley, her sister, Miss Clara Bradley, and her brother, Geo. P. Bradley, all of Sac City; her brothers, Ira Bradley, of Fairfax, South Dakota, and her sister Martha (Mrs. Arthur Gifford), of Des Moines.  All of these but Ira Bradley are expected to be present at the funeral to-day.

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Schaller Herald—18 Jan 1893 Wednesday

MERKLEY, Unknown Male

“Mr. Wm. Merkeley, of Canada, and Messrs. Isaac, Levi and M.M. Merkley of this place, and C.R. Merkley of Storm Lake, accompanied by their sisters, Mrs. Catherine Schell and Mrs. Maggie Seek, started last Friday evening for Alamakee county, to assist in the settlement of their father’s estate, which amounts to about $15,000.   F.J. Brown and C.A. Irwin of Storm have been retained as attorneys in the case.”

 

Schaller Herald—18 Jan 1893 Wednesday

MILL, Arthur E. [son of William E. Mill and Elizabeth Rossiter]

“OBITUARY, DIED—Arthur E. Mill, at the residence of W.R. Mill, in Correctionville, of pneumonia, Saturday, January 7, 1893, aged 18 years, 11 months and 28 days.

Mr. Mill was born in Pierce county, Wisconsin, and at an early age removed with his parents to Minnesota, and a few years later to Iowa, near Schaller, where he continued to reside until about five years ago, when he went to Correctionville, and since that time has made it home when not employed elsewhere.  He early learned the printer’s trade, and for some months prior to his death had been working on the Mail at Moville.  Some three weeks ago his brother received a telegram saying that he had been taken with pneumonia the night before and was seriously ill.  Mr. Mill dispatched for him to come up on the evening train if able.  He did so and was taken to his brother’s home where everything was done for his relief that medical skill and the most watchful care could accomplish.  But all to no purpose, the disease had fastened itself upon him so firmly that no human agency could have any effect, and he passed away Saturday morning as stated above.

Mr. Mill was a young man of exemplary habits, amiable and obliging in disposition, and quickly won the respect and esteem of those with whom he associated.   Just entering upon manhood, with bright prospects, his death is peculiarly sad and calls forth the warmest sympathy of the entire community for those who are left with a broken family circle.”

 

Schaller Herald—1 Feb 1893

BUTLER, W.E./Walter E.

“As to the death of W.E. Butler we take the following from the Fulton Journal:

Died, at 11:30 o’clock A.M. Sunday, January 22, 1893, W.E. Butler, after an illness of several weeks at his residence on Union street in this city.   Mr. Butler was born at Farmington, Maine, April 27, 1854.  In 1870 he moved with his parents to Mendota, Illinois, and afterward removed to Schaller, Iowa where his parents now reside.  On attaining his majority Mr. Butler went to Nevada, where he became an expert in working silver ores.   Since 1883 he has been identified with the grain trade of Western Iowa.  Mr. Butler has been a resident of Fulton since 1890, when he purchased an elevator and cleaner which he has operated.  In Fulton Mr. Butler was esteemed by all.  He leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased a 2 o’clock P.M. to day, Rev. Frank S. Arnold, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating.”

Also the following in the same issue:

“At a meeting of Acme Lodge No. 157, A.F. & A.M., the following preamble and resolutions were passed:

Whereas, it has pleased an all-wise Providence to take from our number our beloved brother, Walter E. Butler, therefore be it

Resolved, that as a lodge we extend to his family our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement and sorrow, therefore

Resolved, that in Brother W.E. Butler’s death his wife and children have lost a laying husband and father and the members of Acme lodge a warm friend and brother. . .”

 

 Schaller Herald—1 Mar 1893 Wednesday

WILLIAMSON, Grace

“Obituary.  Died at Franklin Grove, Ill., Feb. 21, 1893 of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Harry P. Williamson, aged 22 years and 6 months.

Grace Graves was born Aug. 7, 1871.  She was married to Harry P. Williamson Oct. 6, 1890, and died leaving two little girls to their father’s care.  She graduated from the Franklin Grove high school with the class of ’87, and afterwards spent one year in the State Normal School at Bloomington, Ill.

Grace had an unusually cheerful and amiable disposition, and all who came in contact with her beautiful character loved her for her sweet charity, that spoke or thought ill of no one.  As the eldest child of loving parents, the idolized sister, the devoted wife and loving mother, she proved herself one of the noblest of God’s creatures—a woman in the highest sense of the word.  She suffered intensely the last few days of her life, but bore her suffering with such a degree of patience and fortitude as to almost deceive the loving eyes that were watching so closely, into the belief that death could not be so near.  Her disease baffled the skill of the physician and the most careful nursing of a loving mother, and passed away suddenly but quietly on Friday morning at 11 o’clock.”

Also in the same issue, a partial article:

“Mr. Harry Williamson returned Tuesday evening, from Illinois, where he had been in attendance at the bedside of his wife, who succumbed to the . . .”

 

Schaller Herald—5 Apr 1893

WATSON, C.C.

“Odebolt Chronicle.  Mr. C.C. Watson died at his home in Wall Lake on Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of only 24 hours.  He was making arrangements to move to Vail, when he was seized with violent pains in the abdomen, and upon examination it was found that he had inflammation of the bowels.  He was buried at Wall Lake Wednesday with Masonic ceremonies.   The deceased was one of the first settlers of Wall Lake, and had a wide acquaintance,. . . “

 

Schaller Herald—5 April 1893  Wednesday

BUCK, John

“Obituary.  DIED—At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jas. Telford, in Eden township, March 31, 1893, of erysipelas, aged 78 years, 3 months and 6 days.

John Buck was born in Bristol, England, December 25, 1814.  Came to Canada in 1832, at the age of eighteen years, where he was married to Miss Susan Winsor who has preceded him to the better world.  He was the father of seven children six of which survive him.   He was a member of the church of England and was loyal to his church to the end.  He came to Iowa in 1857 and has resided here continuously until his death.  His funeral was held in the M.E. church in Schaller, Saturday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m.  The sermon was preached by Rev. A. Brown, pastor of the church, from I Sam. XV last clause of the 32d verse.”

 

Schaller Herald—5 April 1893  Wednesday

CARRIHER, Elizabeth

“Mrs. Elizabeth Carriher.  Died.—At her home in this city, Thursday, March 30, 1893, Elizabeth Carriher, aged 87 years 4 months and 6 days.

Elizabeth Misner was born at Morris Cove, Pa., Nov. 27, 1805.   Was married to Fredrick Carriher Dec. 25, 1823.  In the spring of 1824 they moved to Ohio in which state they lived until about 24 years ago, when they came to Iowa, after some years they returned to Ohio where Mr. Carriher died March 31, 1885.   After her husband’s death she came to Sac county, Iowa, and has reside here to the time of her death.  She was the mother of ten children seven of which survive her.  She gave one son to her country, her support.  He was killed at the battle of Minie Run.  She has received a pension for a number of years.  She was confirmed in the Lutheren church when a child and lived a consistant christian life.  Among the last words she uttered were ‘I am going to Heaven.’  Her funeral was held in the M.E. church of Schaller Sunday April 2, conducted by Rev. A. Brown.”

 

Schaller Herald—17 May 1893  Wednesday

BROWN RELATIVE

“Rev. Brown was called to Webster City last Wednesday to conduct the funeral services of a niece.  He returned home Friday.”

 

Schaller Herald—24 May 1893  Wednesday

BAKER, Clarence E.

“DIED, Thursday, May 16, 1893, at the home of his parents, in Eureka township, Clarence E. Baker, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Baker, aged 16 years, 6 months and 21 days.  Clarence was taken sick on the Friday previous, and a greater part of the time was delirious.  His trouble was spinal meningitis, of the form that is prevailing to a large event in other localities.   His funeral was held at the Christian church on Saturday, and his remains were followed to their las resting place by a large number of sympathizing friends of the family.”

 

Schaller Herald—23 Jan 1896  Thursday

WALKER, Catherine Mary

“OBITUARY.  Walker.  Catherine Mary Walker died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.H. Moellering, Jan. 18, 1896, after an illness of nearly four months.

The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany, Jan. 4, 1815, hence at the day of her death was 81 years and 14 days old.  She came to America in 18** [1 or a 4 and *], and was married to Adam Walker in 1846.   Three daughters were born unto them, one having past over the river of death, and the other two were with her in her last sickness and did all for her that loving hands could do.  She made a confession of her faith in Christ while yet in Germany, and united with the Evangelical Lutheran Reform Church.  She maintained a Christian walk and died in the faith of her Savior.  The end came quietly, and peacefully did she pass in to rest.   Funeral services were held at the Christian Church and was attended by a large concourse of friends who came to pay the last tribute of respect.”

 

 

Schaller Herald—23 Jan 1896  Thursday

OHLSEN, Nicholas P. Jr.

“OHLSEN.  Nicholas P. Ohlsen, Jr., was born in Chicago, Ill., December 19, 1872 and died at his home near Schaller, January 14, 1896, just 24 years and 25 days old.   ‘Nick’ as he was familiarly known, came to Iowa with his parents in the spring of 1892, settling on the home farm in Cook township, where he resided up to the time of his death.  ‘Nick’ was quite popular among the young people, and was an industrious young man, always looking ahead to better things and better times.  Besides the family, he left one to whom life meant all, to mourn his demise.  The funeral took place from the home place, Thurday afternoon, and the interment was at Cook cemetery.”

 

Schaller Herald—2 Apr 1896  Thursday

FARLY, Esther

“Sac Sun:  The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Farly were deeply grieved yesterday morning by the sad news of the death of little Esther, the youngest of the two attractive daughters whose presence has blessed that household.  Only a brief warning was given of the nearness of the death angel, for the little one’s sickness was short.  Pneumonia with alarming symptoms developed Monday, but on Tuesday there seemed a little change for the better, and no one was prepared Wednesday morning to hear that Esther had died at midnight.  She was an unusually beautiful little child, with sweet and winning ways, and a circle of friends much wider than the stricken household mourns her taking away at the early age of three years and four months.”

 

Schaller Herald—20 Aug 1896  Thursday

MILL, Arta Rossiter

“A sad piece of news comes to us from Kingsley, to the effect that Mr. and Mrs. Bert P. Mill lost their little son, Arta Rossiter, aged two years and nine months, on Tuesday morning of this week, from tuberculosis.”  [According to the Schaller Herald Nov 16, 1893 Wednesday, “Artie Rossiter Mill” was born November 6, 1893 in Cherokee, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. Bert P. Mill.]

 

Schaller Herald—1 Oct 1896  Wednesday

MILL, Peter

“At an early hour Wednesday morning occurred the death of Peter Mill, at his home east of town.  Mr. Mill had been in feeble health for almost a year, and his death was not wholly unexpected.  He was about 70 years of age and was one of the early settlers in this section, coming here from Canada about eighteen years ago.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, and the interment will be at Cook Center cemetery.”

 

 

Schaller Herald—8 Oct 1896  Wednesday

MILL, Amy M.

“SUMMOND BY DEATH.  Mrs. Isaac Mill.  DIED-On Tuesday morning, October 6, 1896, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Rogers, in Schaller, Mrs. Isaac Mill, in the seventy fourth year of her age.

Amy M. Barkley, the youngest daughter of Matthias and Margaret Barkley, was born in Matilda, county of Dundas, Ontario Aug. 17, 1823.  Was married to Isaac Mill of Mountain, Ontario, March 30, 1843.   She united with the Weslyan Methodist church in Canada in 1848, and moved to Iowa in 1867 and joined the Methodist Episcopal church here.  She had been ill for many months, unable to lie down to rest, and has suffered a great deal.  She was patient, resigned and full of hope for a future and a better home in heaven.  Death did not surprise her, she was ready to go.  She was the mother of 14 children, 3 sons and six daughters survive her, five children awaited her on the other side.

The funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large congregation by her pastor Rev. W.W. McGwire at the M.E. Church.

The sermon was based on Ps. 49:15.  The subject was the power of the grave and the promised redemption of the saints therefrom.”

 

Schaller Herald—12 November 1896  Thursday

MILL, Mrs. Bert P. [Rose M. Gosting Mill according to the William E. Mill family bible.]

Death of Mrs. Bert P. Mill.  Monday morning, November 9, about 10 o’clock occurred the death of the wife of Bert P. Mill, of this place.  The demise of this patient, good woman did not come in the nature of a surprise, as she has been ill for more than a year, a sufferer with pulmonary tuberculosis, a disease that appears to be incurable.  She had received the best of medical aid in places where the family have resided, and about a year ago the family went to Colorado hoping a change of climate and scenes would be beneficial, but without permanent relief.  Last Spring they returned to Iowa going to Kingsley, and afterwards coming to Schaller where Mr. Mill could be assisted in the care of his wife by his folks.  Mrs. Mill was only 27 years of age and leaves a broken hearted husband to whom she was married about four years ago, and a little boy about a year and a half old.   The remains were taken to Kingsley for burial Tuesday, brief services being held at the house in the early morning.  The earnest sympathy of all Schaller is freely extended to the lonely husband and father in his desolate bereavement.

 

Schaller Herald—31 March 1898  Thursday

CASSELMAN, Michael Henry

“Obituary.  Michael Henry Casselman.  DIED at his residence in Schaller, on Wednesday, March 23, 1998 of heart failure.   Mr. M.H. Casselman, aged 73 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Death, always a dreaded visitor in a house hold where love reigns supreme, is doubly so when it comes without warning, shutting the eyes and closing the lips so that no last loving word of affection may escape them.  Thus died M.H. Casselman early last Wednesday morning.

He had been confined to the house for several weeks and as stated last week had suffered from a carbuncle on the back of his neck, but was up and about the house the evening before and at four o’clock remarked of his feeling so well and saying he would sleep a while longer.  These were about his last words, as he was found dead about six o’clock.

Mr. Casselman was born in Williamsburg, Canada, June 15, 1824.  In 1818 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Weegar.  In 1878 the family came to Iowa, settling in Schaller, where they have resided since.   In 1851 he united with the Lutheran church, and after coming to Schaller joined the ME. Church, remaining an acceptable member of the same up to his death.

He leaves a wife and ***** children to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father.  The funeral services were held at the M.E. church Friday afternoon conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mitchell and the house was filled with sincere mourners.”

 

Schaller Herald—8 Feb 1900  Thursday

GETZMIER, Chas.

“Our citizens were surprised Monday evening to learn of the death of Mr. Chas. Getzmier, which occurred that afternoon at his home about six miles northwest of town.  Mr. Getzmier had been sick but a short time, and was in town only a week ago last Saturday.”

 

Schaller Herald—15 Aug 1901  Thursday

MILLS, Barnett

“Obituary.  DIED—August 1, 1901, of heart failure, Mr. Barnett mills, aged 65 years, 6 months and 6 days.

Mr. Mills death was of a sudden nature as noted in these columns at the time.  He had been assisting his son-in-law, C.A. Harback, in stacking grain, and while feeling badly in the early evening thot he would be able to reach home and get medical assistance, but he was really worse than he thot, and death overtook him on the road to town.

Barnett Mills was born in Indiana, January 25, 1836.  In the year 1855 he, with his widowed mother, came to Iowa.   Three years late, on March 6, 1858, he was united in marriage to Martha D. Griffith.  To them seven children were born, three sons and four daughters, all of whom are living and were present to mourn with the wife and mother at the funeral.

Mr. Mills was of a family of twelve children, his parents and seven brothers and sisters having gone on before.  One brother, Milton Mills, of Dexter, Iowa, with his wife, were present at the funeral.   His children are marion Mills of Spencer; Walter Mills, Leavenworth, Kans.; Minnie Harrison and Emma Yates, Storm Lake; and Chas. Mills, Luella Harback and Harriett Thorp, of Schaller.

Mr. Mills came to Sac county at an early day and was one of the older settlers.  About nine years ago he was converted and united with the Christian church at this place retaining his membership until the time of his death.  He was a loving and indulgent husband and father, retiring in his nature, and above all strictly honest and upright with his fellow men, and it can be truly said of him that a good and upright man has gone from our midst.  He was a charter member of Acme lodge A.F. & A.M. and by his request that order took charge of the funeral service.  Rev. A.D. Finch, his former pastor, came from Nebraska to officiate at the funeral, being assisted by Elder Hacker, and his body was laid away in the Schaller cemetery, followed to its last resting place by a large number of friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Mills and family desire to extend sincere thanks to the friend and neighbors for their assistance and also to the Masonic fraternity for material assistance.”

 

Schaller Herald—26 September 1901  Thursday

VANCAMP, Eveline Amelia

“Death of Mrs. VanCamp.  On Monday, September 23, at the home of her sister, Mrs. J.E. Rogers, Mrs Guy VanCamp, aged 55 years, 2 months, and 20 days.  It was scarcely one week ago that Mrs. VanCamp in company with her sister, Mrs. Geo Tesky, the former from Anamosa, and the latter from Elwood, arrived in Schaller for a brief visit.   Mrs. Van Camp had been an invalid for some time and it was her desire to be with her sister and have her care for a time, which in this case was but a few days.

Eveline Amelia Mill was born July 3, 1846, at South Mountain, Ontario.  In 1864 she was united in marriage with Guy VanCamp, and about three years later came to Iowa.   She united with the M.E. Church at South Mountain early in life.  She leaves a husband and two sons, three grandchildren, her father, three brothers and five sisters to mourn her loss.

The funeral services occurred Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. church and was conducted by Rev. Lee, after which the body was interred in the Schaller Cemetery in accordance with her request beside her mother.

The relatives desire to express their thanks to the many friends who so kindly ministered to the deceased, and also assisted in the last sad rites.”

 

Schaller Herald—20 March 1902  Thursday

NELSON, Mary

My photocopy had only a PARCIAL of the obituary.

“. . . The deceased was born in Schles*** Germany, March 23, 1853, her ma**** name being Mary Johansen.  In *** she was united in marriage to ****A. Nelson, and in 1887 they left *** native land and came to this countyr *** coming direct to Sac county, w*** has ever since been their home. ***  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were born ***** children., two of whom are left ***  mourn a mother’s care and counsel.

Mrs. Nelson was an exemp*** Christian woman, a devoted wife *** mother, and an esteemed friend *** large circle of acquaintances.  *** home life was ideal and her dea*** a sad blow to the husband and children.  She was prepared to *** and was satisfied to go hence, her *** thought being of those she left be***.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the family residence and was conducted by Rev. Ga*** German Lutheran Minister from  *** stein, assisted bri*** by Rev. *** of this place, and her remains *** followed to their last resting place *** Cook Center cemetery by a large course of sorrowing friends, who tend their sincerest condolences *** bereaved family in their darkest *** of sorrow.”

 

Schaller Herald—9 October 1902  Thursday

BROWN, Isabella Fraizer

“W.A. Mill received word Tuesday of the death of mrs. Alonzo Brown, at Sioux City.  Mrs. Brown will be quite well remembered by many Schaller people, the family being residents here ten years ago, Mr. Brown being pastor of the M.E. church.  They were recently located at Battle Creek, and about three weeks ago Mrs. Brown went to Sioux City to be with her daughter [Ora Brown Mill].  She died Sunday and was buried at Sioux City Tuesday afternoon.”

 

Schaller Herald—20 November 1902  Thursday

FRANZKOWIAK, Infant

“The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Franzkowiak died last Friday night.  The funeral took place Monday from the residence and the interment was in the Catholic cemetery.  The little child was about two and a half months old."

 

Schaller Herald—15 January 1903  Thursday

MILL, Isaac

“Obituary.  Died—On Wednesday, January 7, 1903, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.M. McLaughlin, in this city, Mr. Isaac Mill, aged 85 years, 9 months and 28 days.

Isaac Mill was born March 10, 1817, at South Mountain, Canada.  He was united in marriage to Miss Amy Barcley, March 30, 1843, in St. Lawrence county, New York.  In 1866 they turned their faces westward and located in Clinton county, Iowa, where they continued to reside until 1881, when they came to Sac county.  In 1887 they removed to Schaller where he has since continued to reside.   His wife died October 6, 1896.

There was born to them a family of eleven children, five boys and six girls, eight of whom are still living, namely:   Edwin C., George A. and Mrs. W.E. Cram, of Ida Grove:  Rial M. of Hunson, Mrs. George Teskey, Elwood, Mrs. E.W. Perkins, Seiling, Oklahoma, Mrs. J.E. Rogers and Mrs. F.M. McLaughlin, Schaller.

Mr. Mill was converted and united with the Methodist church at the early age of eleven years and has ever since remained a faithful and consistent member, and until late years was ever found in his place.  The funeral services were held from the M.E. church Friday afternoon conducted by his pastor, Rev J.T. Lee, and the body laid to rest in the Schaller Cemetery beside his wife who had gone on before.”

 

Schaller Herald—15 January 1903  Thursday

ADY, Gladys

“Odebolt Chronicle:  Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ady, of Clinton township mourn the death of their little daughter Gladys, age five years, who died on Tuesday of hemorrhage of the brain.  Although she had not been in robust health for some time she was playing around the house a day or two before her death.”

 

Schaller Herald—5 March 1903   Thursday

MURKLEY, Catherine

“Obituary.  Died. Thursday afternoon, Feb. 19, 1903, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Wiley in Nashua, Mrs. Catherine Murkley, from paralysis aged 87 years, 4 months, and 27 days.

Catherine Weger was born in Morrisburg, Canada, Sept. 22, 1815.   In 1836 she was united in marriage to John Murkley.  In 1848 she moved to Wisconsin.  Her husband departed this life in 1855.  Mrs. Murkley was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive and morn her loss—Messrs. John and Wm. Murkley, of Berlin, Wis., Mrs. Hattie Hayes, of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. J.B. Knight, of Norway, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Wiley, of Nashua, Iowa.  For twenty years the deceased had made her home in Berlin, Wis.  In August, 1901, she came to Nashua and made her home with her daughter, where she peacefully passed away.  March 24, 1902, she was stricken with paralasis and remained helpless to the end.  She was most tenderly and untiringly cared for by her daughter, who did all that could be done to give comfort in her last days.—Nashua Reporter.

Mrs. Murkley was a sister of Mrs. M. H. Casselman of this place who is now the only living member of her immediate family.”

 

Schaller Herald—25 August 1904   Thursday

WILSON, Iola

“Word has been received here of the death of Iola Wilson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson formerly of this place, which occurred July 29, at her home in Federick, S.D.”

 

Schaller Herald—9 November 1905  Thursday

BEVIER, Mrs.

“Mrs. Rogers, of LeMars, came Monday evening to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bevier, her grandmother, which took place Tuesday afternoon.”

 

Schaller Herald—11 January 1906  Thursday

HIXON, Mrs. Wm.

“Mrs. Wm. Hixon of Cook township, died yesterday morning.  She had been sick but a short time with pneumonia.  She leaves a family of six children motherless.”

 

Schaller Herald—24 December 1908  Thursday

JONES, A.H.

“Mrs. S.H. Robinson, who was called here by the death of her father, A.H. Jones, a few weeks ago, and remained for an extended visit with her mother and other relatives, left for her home at Idaho Falls, Idaho, Monday.

 

Schaller Herald—24 December 1908  Thursday

BUTLER, Mrs.

“Mrs. Louise Ruehl and little daughter left on last Monday evening for her home at Centralia, Illinois, after having made an extended stay her on account of the sickness and death of her mother, Mrs. Butler.”

 

Schaller Herald—18 March 1909   Thursday

KELLEY, INFANT

“The little two months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kelley died last Thursday night.  Brief funeral services were held Saturday morning and the little one was interred in the Schaller Catholic cemetery.”

 

Schaller Herald—20 May 1909   Thursday

DUART, T.L.

“T.L. DUART DIED SUDDENLY THIS MORNING.  Eats Good Breakfast, and Was in Good Health A Few Moments Before Death.  Our people startled this morning to learn of the sudden and untimely death of T.L. Duart, which occurred at about seven o’clock.  Mr. Duart was feeling as well as usual when he arose this morning, and ate a hearty breakfast and went out and hitched up the horse for his daughter, Miss Theresa, to drive out to her school.  After she had started he went after a pail of water and taking it to the house, sat down in a chair in the kitchen and without a word to the family relapsed into unconsciousness.  Help w** summoned but the grim reaper *ath had set his mark and in a few moments his life went out.  The shock came with suddenness to the family, although it was well known that he was a sufferer from heart trouble, and different physicians had told him he was liable to pass away at any time without a moments warning.

Mr. Duart leaves a wife, two daughters and a son, a brother, J.H. Duart, of Washta, and a sister, Mrs. John Buck of Silver Creek twp. and other brothers and sisters in the eastern part of the state.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow forenoon at 10:30 o’clock from the house.

A more extended obituary next week.”  [See Below]

 

Schaller Herald—27 May 1909   Thursday

DUART, Thos. Lincoln

PARCIAL obituary

“Thos. Lincoln Duart was born in Morley, St. Lawrence County, New York, November 8, 1864, and died at his home in Schaller on May 20, 1909, aged 44 years, 6 months and 12 days.  He was married to miss Margaret Williamson at Ida Grove, January 12, 1886.

Mr. Duart settled in Schaller in 1885 and has resided here ever since.  Five children were born, three of whom are living, Theresa, William H., and Mary Phyllis.  He has three brother s and four sisters living:  Jas. And Henry Duart, of Delhi; J.H. Duart, of Washta; Mrs. F.W. Kreut. . .”

 

Schaller Herald—27 May 1909   Thursday

HARBACK, Calvin B.

“Obituary.  Calvin B. Harback was born in Worcester County, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1830, and died at his home in Schaller, Iowa, Thursday morning, May 20, 1909, aged 78 years, 11 months, and 9 days.

Deceased grew to manhood in his native state and March 3, 1853, he was married to Miss Elvira T. Bancroft.  To this union five children were born, two of whom, one an infant and the other a daughter of sixteen years, preceded him to the other world.  The three living are Charles A, of Royal, Iowa, Everett E., of San Jacinto, California, and Mrs. Hattie E. Mill, of Hennessey, Oklahoma.

At the age of twenty Mr. Harback decided to live a christian life, and was converted and untied with the Congregational church, but when he came west he united, by letter, with the M.E. church, of which he remained a faithful and consistent member to the end of life.

In April 1855, he came to Iowa, locating in Delaware county.  While living there the civil war broke out and hearing his country’s call, Mr. Harback enlisted in Co. K., Twenty-first Iowa Volunteers, and served his country three years.  In 1870 he moved to Buena Vista county and in 1882 came to Sac county, where he lived till death called him to “A better country that is an heavenly country.”

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Whitney, assisted by Rev. Earhart, were held from the M.E. church on Friday afternoon, May 21, after which all that is mortal of Bro. Harback was laid to rest in the Schaller cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

The verdict of all his neighbors is that he lived an honest, consistent, Christian life.”

 

 

Schaller Herald—15 July 1909   Thursday

BENNETT, Donald Ray

“Marcus News:  Little Donald Ray, the two days old babe of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bennett, like a little flower unable to hold to the stem of life, was taken up by the winds of heaven and borne out of this world of ours Monday morning, July 5.  Short services were conducted at the home eight and one half miles southwest of town Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J.B. Walker.  The little one was laid to rest in the Marcus cemetery.”

 

Schaller Herald—29 July 1909   Thursday

BODWELL, Z.C.

“Z.C. Bodwell died at his home in Ida Grove last Friday, July 23, from cancer of the stomach.  Mr. Bodwell was formerly a resident of this vicinity, residing on a farm in Eden township, and had many acquaintances among the older residents.”

 

Schaller Herald—9 September 1909  Thursday

HUSTON, Mr.

“G.W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Gibbins, Mrs. Frank McIntosh and Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Starr were at Early Tuesday attending the funeral of Mr. Huston an old neighbor.”

 

Schaller Herald—9 September 1909  Thursday

MILL, Ada Pearl

“Eli Mill received word from his brother, Chas. E. Mill at Collville, Washinton, of the death of their 7 year old daughter, Ada Pearl, which occurred August 17, 1900.”  [It is likely that the death date is 1909 NOT 1900.  Also, Ada Pearl was 2 years at the time of her death.]

 

Schaller Herald—11 November 1909  Thursday

WILLIAMS, Mrs.

“Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Collins went over to Holstein Saturday morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. Williams, *** friend and a former resident of the vicinity, their home now being in Idaho, from which place the body was shipped to Holstein for burial.”

 

Schaller Herald—26 May 1910   Thursday

GOULD, Margaret

“G.B. Gould left Monday evening for Mt. Ida, Wisconsin, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Borah, who came last week to be present at the funeral service of their granddaughter, Margaret Gould.  Mr. Gould will probably be gone a week.”

 

Schaller Herald—9 June 1910   Thursday

FIEDLER, J.H.

“Mr. and Mrs. Martin Franzkowiak went to Holstein Monday morning to attend the funeral of her brother, J.H. Fiedler, killed on Saturday, and which took place there that morning at 10 o’clock, at the Catholic church.”

  

Schaller Herald—11 January 1912  Thursday

DEGARMO, Al

“Al. DeGarmo, of Sac City, passed away last Thursday.  Mr. DeGarmo had been sick but a short time and his death was hardly expected.  He was well know throughout the county, having served a sheriff two terms.   He was for some time prior to his sickness, night marshal at Sac City.”

 

Schaller Herald—8 February 1912  Thursday

ALLEN, INFANT

“The four weeks old babe of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Allen died yesterday morning about seven o’clock.  A brief service will be held at the house today.” [Cemetery records list the infant’s name as “Alice L.”]

 

Schaller Herald—15 February 1912  Thursday

SNELL, E.R.

“Sudden Summons of E.R. Snell.   An unfortunate ending to what had been a splendid day, was the death of Mr. E.R. Snell, of Denison, Sunday evening who, with his wife and daughter, was visiting at the home of his brother, H.N. Snell, and participating in the ceremonies incident to the dedication of the Methodist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Snell were at the church in attendance upon the evening service.  When meeting was about half over Mr. Snell remarked to his wife that he was feeling sick and believed he would go home.  They got up and passed out of the room and as they were descending the steps in the lobby, and when near the bottom, Mr. Snell was seen to stagger, and before he could be caught fell to the floor and died within a few moments.  He was carried into the parsonage and a physician summoned, but he had passed beyond all earthly aid.  The body was then taken to the home of his brother and prepared for shipment to his home at Denison, and it was taken ther Monday afternoon, accompanied by his grief stricken wife and daughters, Miss Virgie, and Mrs. Allen McLaughlin, and Mr. McLaughlin and J.B. Dakin.

Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Snell and Miss Snell went down yesterday to attend the funeral, which was to be held today.”

 

Schaller Herald—11 Jul 1912 Thursday

MILL, Sophia M.

“OBITUARY.  Died, at the home of her daughter, in this city, June 26, 1912, Mrs. Sophia Mill, at the age of 80 years, 8 mos. and 21 days.

Sophia M. Barkley was born Oct. 5, 1831, at Dickson’s Corners, Canada.  Was married to Peter Mill at Ogdensberg, New York, January 24, 1850.  They continued to reside in New York until 1879, when they came to Iowa, locating on a farm three miles east of Schaller, which continued to be her home until 1899, when she moved to Schaller, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. W.W. Allen, her husband having died Sept. 30, 1896.

To them were born eleven children, seven of whom survive her, five sons and two daughters, namely, Charles, at Camas, Wash., Frank, at Columbus, Neb., Joseph, at Fort Calhoun, Neb., James, Eli and Julia M. Allen, of Schaller, and Mrs. Geo. Layton, of Tripp, S.D.

About twenty years ago she joined the Methodist church.  She had been sick since Christmas, and the last six weeks a great sufferer.  Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. F.B. Nixon, who spoke from the words found in Eccl. 12-13.  Interment was in Cook Center cemetery, where her husband and other members of the family are buried.”

 

Schaller Herald—31 October 1912  Thursday

BRENTON, Dr. A.T.

“Dr. A.T. Brenton, and old time physician at Sac City, but who, for the past few years has made his home in Florida, died quite suddenly last Saturday at the home of his son, Max Brenton, at Havelock, where he had gone but a few days before for a visit.”

 

Schaller Herald—15 May 1913   Thursday

ROSE, Louis A.

“KILLED BY AN AUTOMOBILE.   L.A. Rose Run Down and Killed Sunday Morning.  One of the most distressing accidents that ever happened in Schaller, the first with an automobile in *** vicinity, occurred in this *** Sunday morning about 11:15 *** L.A. Rose was run down and *** instantly killed by an auto *** by John Currie.  The other occupants of the car were Dr. E.G. *** and Orris Pyle.

The accident happened on the Main *** crossing between the Hasseler *** and Smith Brothers drug store, *** was one of those unfortunate occurrences which is hard to explain how it happened, and who was *** to blame, as it was all done in an instant.  Mr. Currie had called Dr. *** out to his place northwest of  *** to administer to a sick horse, *** in after him.  They had made *** two other calls and had just *** to town and coming from the *** on Second street, made the turn *** Main street, intending to stop ***r. Martin’s place.  Mr. Rose had started to cross the street and *** the car was going to make the *** hesitated, and Mr. Currie also *** him thought he was intending ***oceed and turned his car so as to *** in behind him.  When Rose ***ated Currie then threw his car **to pass to the front, and at the ***Instant Rose stepped ahead and ***caught by the machine, thrown ***r and dragged for a short distance, **came out from under the car badly ***ed.  Dr. Marten jumped from ***ar as quickly as possible and ran ***here he lay, raised his head from the ground and spoke to him, but he ***ed within a few moments with*** showing any signs of consciousness.

Louis A. Rose was born near ***a Vista, Indiana, September 22, *** being 51 years, 7 months and 19 *** old at the time of his death.

*** the fall of 1866 he came to Mill ***n, Illinois, with the family.  *** he resided until 1884, when he *** his brother William came to ***, locating on a farm near ***.  In the spring of 1892 he came ***challer which place he continued ***ake his home up to the time of ***eath.

***December 25, 1894, he was unit*** marriage to Miss Etta A. Merkley of this place.  To them were born *** children, Bernice G., Irving S., ***le B., Nora B., and Francis F., *** whom, with the wife and mother ***re left to mourn his untimely ***h.

*** the fall of 1896 he, with his brother Wm. Engaged in the dray and ***ral transfer business, and that ***ince continued to be his business ***as faithful to his business, fair *** just in all his transactions with *** public, and had the confidence *** good-will of everyone.

*** was of a family of eight children *** six of whom survive him, namely *** am, of Schaller; John, of Or***, Okla.; Amos, of Yorkville, *** Mrs. Henry Seal of LeMars; Mrs. ***oon, Oswego, Ill., and Mrs. Wm. *** Cordell, Okla.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church, Reb. F.B. Nixon con ***ing same, and interment was in the Schaller cemetery.  The Oddfellow *** of which order he was a member ***any of the business men at ***ed in a body, all business places ***g during the service.”

 

Schaller Herald—29 May 1913 Thursday

“There are eleven of the old veterans who peacefully rest in the Schaller cemetery.  They are, A.M. Stevens, F.G. Staton, M.C. Messenger, John Guillford, W.P. Speaker, J.M. Sears, T. Waddicor, A.H. Jones, John Coddinton, C.B. Harbach, J.W. McConkey.”

 

Schaller Herald—11 September 1913  Thursday

WHITTED, Mrs. Chas.

“The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whitted, who, a few years ago, were residents of Eden township, but now living near Lake City, will be pained to learn that she passed away yesterday morning.  She leaves a family of five children from 2 to 7 years of age.”

 

Schaller Herald—2 April 1914   Thursday

VENSKE, Carl

“On Sunday, March 29, Carl Venske died at his home at Calumet.  Mr. Venske was born at Lyons, Iowa, and was 35 years of age.  Besides his wife and two small sons, he leaves an aged mother, two sisters and three brothers.  The body was brought to Galva for burial Tuesday.”

 

Schaller Herald—2 April 1914   Thursday

OLDENBERG, Katherina

“People in this community were quite shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Katherina Oldenberg who was stricken with apoplexy Sunday morning.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.”

 

Schaller Herald—16 April 1914   Thursday

PORTER, C.O.

“Word was received yesterday morning of the death of C.O. Porter at Strom Lake.  For many weeks Mr. Porter has been gradually approaching the door which opens into that unknown world.  His family and friend had been apprised of the fact that recovery was an utter impossibility.  ***ds with deep regret we are called upon to chronicle this bit of news, for the Porter family have a large circle of friends in this vicinity which was their home for so many years.  The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Methodist church in Storm ***”

 

Schaller Herald—25 June 1914   Thursday

MILLS, Walter W.

“Mrs. B. Mills received word of the death of her son, Walter W. Mills, which occurred last Sunday, June 21 at his home in Collinsville, Illinois.”

 

Schaller Herald—25 June 1914   Thursday

LYNDON, Anna

“Mrs. Anna Lyndon died at her home in Homeworth, Ohio, June 7.  This lady is quite well known to many in this place.  For several years the Lyndon Medicine show made Schaller and Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon were very popular and made friends wherever they went.  This office had transacted business with both Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon upon their various visits to this place and always found them agreeable and pleasant people to do business with.  Mrs. Lyndon nearly always went ahead and arranged for the advertising and place in which to hold their medicine show.”

 

Schaller Herald—25 June 1914   Thursday

HARBACK, Mrs. C.B. (Elvira)

“Mrs. C.B. Harback of Spencer, writes informing us of the death of Mrs. C.A. Harback, which occurred week before last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry J. Mill, at El Canto, Texas, with whom she had made her home for the past three or four years.”  (This article has many mistakes.  It should read: Mrs. C.A. Harback of Spencer . . . death of Mrs. C.B. Harback . . . at El Campo, Texas.  Mrs. C.B. Harback is Elvira Bancroft Harback.)

 

Schaller Herald—24 September 1914  Thursday

FRANKEN RELATIVE

“John Franken left yesterday afternoon for Clare City, Minn., having received word of the death of his brotherinlaw, and went up to attend the funeral.”

 

Schaller Herald—24 September 1914  Thursday

SEILING, L.A.

“By the press dispatches of Saturday we note that L.A. Seiling had died at a hospital in Boone, where he had undergone an operation for kidney . . .”

 

Schaller Herald—15 October 1914  Thursday

KING RELATIVE (daughter of J.W. King)

“Misses Mary and Lottie King returned Friday afternoon from Minnesota where they had been called on account of the sickness and death of their neice and sister, the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. King.”

 

 

Appleyard, John

Wall Lake Blade—27 Feb 1903, Friday

John Appleyard, formerly of Odebollt and 2 year resident of Nebraska, died this week.  He was the brother of Thomas Appleyard.

 

Adams, Mrs. Eliza

Wall Lake Blade—Apr 1903

Mrs. Eliza Adams died in Apr 1903 at Cleveland, OH.  She was born 12 may 1822 and married Samuel Adams the 10 Feb 1840.  Samuel Adams died in Feb 1902.

 

Bergien, M.

Wall Lake Blade—Apr 1903

M. Bergien, at age 65, committed suicide at the home 1 mile east and 2 miles north of Kiron Thursday 23 Apr 1903.  Will be buried in the Kiron Cemetery.

 

Andersen, Jense

Wall Lake Blade—Apr 1903/Jun 1903

Jense Andersen died at his home in Allen, NB.  He is the son-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. D. Calkins.

 

Shirk, Mrs. Susan

Wall Lake Blade—Apr 1903

Mrs. Susan Shirk of Sac City died 16 Apr 1903 at the age of 62.   She was the wife of D.E. Shirk.

 

Shirk, David E.

Wall Lake Blade—Apr/May 1903

David E. Shirk died 24 Apr 1903 at Sac City.  His wife died eight days ago.

 

Herrig, Mrs. A.D.

Wall Lake Blade—May 1903

Mrs. A.D. Herrig’s maiden name is Anna.  She was born in Windboe, ***, Germany on 18 Mar 1844.  She married A.D. Herrig 27 Oct *** at Wheatland.

 

Hayes, Rose E.

Wall Lake Blade—May 1903

Rose E. Hayes died in the home of her mother, Mrs. Herman Vero 5 May 1903 of consumption.  She was born 15 Feb 1874 in Sragueville, IA.  She married Bert Marshall 19 Jul 1894 in Sioux City.

 

Preiss, Elizabeth “Old Tante”

Wall Lake Blade—May 1903

Elizabeth Preiss was born in Bavaria, Germany.  She died 25 May 1903 of Cancer at the age of 76y 8m 23d.

 

Johannsen, Mr.

Wall Lake Blade—May 1903

Mr. Johannsen was born in Schleswig.  He died at his home in *** Lake Township may 1903 at the age of **y 3m 4d.  He was buried in the Wall Lake Cemetery.

 

Limke, Ralph

Wall Lake Blade—May/Jun 1903

Ralph Limke, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Limke, died May 1903 of dropsy.  He was 2y 3m 26 d.

 

Bancroft, George

Wall Lake Blade—Jun 1903

George BancroftWas in a runaway accident 4 ½ miles west and 3 miles north of Wall Lake Monday while at Odebolt.  He died Wednesday, 10 Jun 1903.

 

McCoy, Jennie Sarah

Wall Lake Blade—3 Jul 1903, Friday

Jennie Sarah McCoy died in Wall Lake Tuesday, 30 Jun 1903.  She was born in Kilbelan county, of Cork, Ireland 2 Mar 1854.   She married R.R. Jolley in the St. George’s Church in London, England in Oct 1872.

 

Wilcox, Vernon Ensign

Wall Lake Blade—Jul 1903

Vernon Ensign Wilcox died 24 Jul 1903 of Brights Disease.  He was born in Wall Lake 31 Dec 1880.

 

Shulte, Charlie

Wall Lake Blade—Aug 1903

Charlie, the 10-year-old son of A. Shulte died 11 Aug 1903 of Cerebra-Spinal Menigitis.

 

Gerry, Mary Ann

Wall Lake Blade—Aug/Sep 1903

Mary Ann Gerry was born in England 22 Feb.  She married Henry Gray in Honesdale, PA.  She died in Aug 1903 at the age of 69 years.  Her husband died 9 years ago.

 

Williams, Martha Ingraham

Wall Lake Blade—Sep 1903

Martha Ingraham Williams was born 26 Jan 1824 in Geauga Co., OH.   She married Joseph Williams 1 Nov 1843.   She died in Wall Lake 2 Sep 1903 at the age of 79y 7m 6d.

 

McCurtis, Child

Wall Lake Blade—Sep 1903

The 9-year-old son of Mr. McCurtis drowned Aug 30 on the Coon River near Sac City.

 

Buihner, John

Wall Lake Blade Sep 1903

John Buihner died 18 Sep 1903.  He was buried in Garwin, IA.  He is the daughter of Mrs. Geo. Sherwood of Wall Lake.

 

Harper, Mrs. Tony

Wall Lake Blade—Sept 1903

Mrs. Tony Harper died north of Wall Lake 12 Sep 1903.  She was buried in Elgin, IA.

 

Bascom, Sarah

Wall Lake Blade—Nov 1903

 

Sarah Bascom was born 3 Apr 1833 in Canada.  She married John Preffer 5 Oct 1855 in Clinton, IA.  She died 17 Nov 1903.



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* Asterisk denotes information added by her great-grandson

Terry B. Hardy.

* Mary Eliza (CLEVELAND) LOSURE is buried next to her husband at Cory Grove
Cemetery about 3 miles south of Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. Many of their
children, descendants and ancestors are buried in the same cemetery today (
year 2000 ).

* Mrs. Seth Cooper CLEVELAND (Eliza Ann RIESHAW).

* George "Georgie" Noal LOSURE (1891 - 1898) died from head injuries he
sustained when he fell off his sled while sledding, according to his sister
Sarah "Sadie" Ellen LOSURE STATON, who is my (Terry B. HARDY's) great-aunt and
who raised me from the time I was 5 until I was 17. She told me the story
numerous times.
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THE SAC SUN......Sac City, Iowa.
Thursday....December 10, 1931.

Obituary Record:

Enos W. LOSURE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson E. LOSURE, was born at Warsaw,
Indiana, June 11 (*Monday), 1849, and passed away at his home in Sac City
(*Iowa) Dec. 1, 1931, having reached the age of 82 years, 5 months, and 20
days.
He was one of a family of five children, three of them having preceded him in
death. He came to Iowa in 1869.

On Jan. 1, 1872, he was united in marriage to Mary E. CLEVELAND at Colfax,
Iowa. To this union was born nine children, a son George passing on in 1898.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and children; Almeda, wife of John
STATON of Benson, Minn.; Cora BROWN; Sadie STATON; Emma (wife of Chas.
STATON); William; Evelyn (wife of Blaine BAICHTAL); Lide (*Lydia) (wife of
Will WAGNER of Nemaha (*Iowa); and John of Sac City. His brother, Francis M.,
of Sac City; 26 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren; besides other
relatives and a host of friends survive to mourn his loss.

The funeral was conducted at the Christian Church Friday, December 4.
Interment was made in Cory Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Walter CHASE and Mrs. Russell
ARNOLD, accompanied by Wilma HURST, sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Abide
With Me".

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* Asterisk denotes information added by his great-grandson

Terry B. Hardy..
* Enos Wilson LOSURE's parents:
FATHER: Wilson E. LOSURE died at age 31 in 1857 is buried ( has headstone ) in
Union Cemetery in Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.
MOTHER: Oradine ( *WARNER ) LOSURE died at about the age of 66 in 1894 and is
buried ( has headstone ) in Oakland Cemetery in Sac City, Sac County, Iowa.


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Submitter: Terry B. Hardy.
Subject: Obituary:   Mrs. E. W. ( *CLEVELAND )  LOSURE
Message:

THE SAC SUN...... Sac City, Iowa.

Thursday......February 4, 1937.

Mrs. E.W.   (*CLEVELAND) LOSURE Dies Tues., Feb. 2.

___________________

Funeral Services Held Today at Christian Church.

____________________

Mrs. E.W. LOSURE, long time resident of Sac City (*Iowa), passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn BAICHTAL on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1937 at the age of 85 years, 3 months and two days. For several years her health had been failing.

Mary Eliza CLEVELAND was the eldest daughter of a family of ten children born to Mr. & Mrs. Seth Cooper CLEVELAND. She was born in Dane County, Wisconsin and came to Iowa in 1867. She lived for two years in Jasper County  and  in Marion County 7 yearsafterward moving to Sac County where the rest of her life has been spent in and about Sac City.

She was married to E.W. LOSURE (*Enos Wilson LOSURE) January 1, 1871. Her husband passed away Dec. 1, 1931.
She leaves two brothers, J.N. (*Joseph Noel) CLEVELAND and C.M. (*Charles Marion) CLEVELAND of Sac City and two sisters, Mrs. F.M. (*Francis Marion) LOSURE (*Deborah Ellen CLEVELAND) of Sac City and  Mrs. Matilda FRIESNER of Rockwell City (*Iowa).
Mrs. Jennie (*Janette Maria CLEVELAND) BLANTON,  G.W. (*George Washington) CLEVELAND and three who died in infancy preceeded her.

To Mr. & Mrs. LOSURE 9 children were born. All are living except George Noal LOSURE who passed away in 1898. The other members of the family are: Mrs. Meade ( * Almeda M.) STATON of Benson, Minn.;  Mrs. Cora BROWN,   Mrs. Evelyn BAICHTAL,   Mrs. Lydia WAGNER,   Mrs. Emma STATON,   Mrs. Sadie ( * Sarah Ellen LOSURE) STATON,   Will ( * William Francis) LOSURE  and   John L. LOSUREall of Sac City.

Besides these she leaves 26 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. WOODS, pastor of the Sac City Christian Church Feb. 4, at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Charles McCALLISTER sang two songs: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Old Rugged Cross", accompanied by Mrs. Earl WAISNER. The pall-bearers were her grandsons (*and + grandsons-in-law): + Melvin CARTER, + Jim STATON,   Bud (* Kieth Blaine) BAICHTAL,   Drewry STATON, Clarence TIBERGHIEN  and   + Milton LUFT.

She was a kind and loving mother always more thoughtful of others than herself, never complaining, a patient sufferer until she was taken from this life.
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Asterisk  denotes  information added by her great-grandson

   Terry B. Hardy.


Submitter: Terry B. Hardy.
Subject: Obituary:  Mrs. E. W. (*CLEVELAND)  LOSURE
Message: THE SAC SUN...... Sac City, Iowa.

Thursday......February 4, 1937.

Mrs. E.W. (*CLEVELAND) LOSURE Dies Tues., Feb. 2.

___________________

Funeral Services Held Today at Christian Church.

____________________

Mrs. E.W. LOSURE, long time resident of Sac City (*Iowa), passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn BAICHTAL on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1937 at the age of 85 years, 3 months and two days. For several years her health had been failing.

Mary Eliza CLEVELAND was the eldest daughter of a family of ten children born to Mr. & Mrs. Seth Cooper CLEVELAND. She was born in Dane County, Wisconsin and came to Iowa in 1867. She lived for two years in Jasper County and in Marion County 7 years, afterward moving to Sac County where the rest of her life has been spent in and about Sac City.

She was married to E.W. LOSURE (*Enos Wilson LOSURE)January 1, 1871. Her husband passed away Dec. 1, 1931.
She leaves two brothers, J.N. (*Joseph Noel) CLEVELAND and C.M. (*Charles Marion) CLEVELAND of Sac City and two sisters, Mrs. F.M. (*Francis Marion) LOSURE (*Deborah Ellen CLEVELAND) of Sac City and Mrs. Matilda FRIESNER of Rockwell City (*Iowa).
Mrs. Jennie (*Janette Maria CLEVELAND) BLANTON, G.W. (*George Washington) CLEVELAND and three who died in infancy preceeded her.

To Mr. & Mrs. LOSURE 9 children were born. All are living except George Noal LOSURE who passed away in 1898. The other members of the family are: Mrs. Meade (*Almeda M.) STATON of Benson, Minn.; Mrs. Cora BROWN, Mrs. Evelyn BAICHTAL, Mrs. Lydia WAGNER, Mrs. Emma STATON, Mrs. Sadie (*Sarah Ellen LOSURE) STATON, Will (*William Francis) LOSURE and John L. LOSURE, all of Sac City.

Besides these she leaves 26 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were conducted by Ellsworth L. WOODS, pastor of the Sac City Christian Church Feb. 4, at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Charles McCALLISTER sang two songs: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Old Rugged Cross", accompanied by Mrs. Earl WAISNER.
The pall-bearers were her grandsons (*and +grandsons-in-law): +Melvin CARTER, +Jim STATON, Bud (*Kieth Blaine) BAICHTAL, Drewry STATON, Clarence TIBERGHIEN and +Milton LUFT.

She was a kind and loving mother always more concerned thoughtful of others than herself, never complaining, a patient sufferer until she was taken from this life.
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* Information added by her great-grandson Terry B. Hardy.

* Mrs. Seth Cooper CLEVELAND (Eliza Ann RIESHAW).

* George "Georgie" Noal LOSURE (1891 - 1898) died from head injuries he sustained when he fell off his sled while sledding, according to his sister Sarah "Sadie" Ellen LOSURE STATON, who is my (Terry B. HARDY's) great-aunt and who raised me from the time I was 5 until I was 17. She told me the story numerous times.

 

Submitter: Terry B. Hardy.
Subject: Obituary:     Enos Wilson LOSURE
Message: Obituary:    Enos Wilson LOSURE

Posted by Terry B. Hardy on Wed, 30 Aug 2000

Surname: BAICHTAL, BROWN, CLEVELAND, LOSURE, STATON, WAGNER

THE SAC SUN......Sac City, Iowa.
Thursday....December 10, 1931.

Obituary Record:

Enos W. LOSURE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson E. LOSURE, was born at Warsaw, Indiana, June 11 (*Monday), 1849, and passed away at his home in Sac City (*Iowa) Dec. 1, 1931, having reached the age of 82 years, 5 months, and 20 days.
He was one of a family of five children, three of them having preceded him in death. He came to Iowa in 1869.

On Jan. 1, 1872, he was united in marriage to Mary E. CLEVELAND at Colfax, Iowa. To this union was born nine children, a son George passing on in 1898. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and children; Almeda, wife of John STATON of Benson, Minn.; Cora BROWN; Sadie STATON; Emma (wife of Chas. STATON); William; Evelyn (wife of Blaine BAICHTAL); Lide (*Lydia) (wife of Will WAGNER of Nemaha (*Iowa); and John of Sac City. His brother, Francis M., of Sac City; 26 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren; besides other relatives and a host of friends survive to mourn his loss.

The funeral was conducted at the Christian Church Friday, December 4. Interment was made in Cory Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Walter CHASE and Mrs. Russell ARNOLD, accompanied by Wilma HURST, sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Abide With Me".

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* Information added by his great-grandson Terry B HARDY.
* Enos Wilson LOSURE's parents:
FATHER: Wilson E. LOSURE died at age 31 in 1857 is buried ( has headstone ) in Union Cemetery in Newton, Jasper County, Iowa. MOTHER: Oradine LOSURE died at about the age of 66 in 1894 and is buried ( has headstone )in Oakland Cemetery in Sac City, Sac County, Iowa.

 

From Terry B. Hardy.
Subject: Obituary: Beverly ( BROWN ) MASTELLER
Message: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, page 5M, Wednesday, December 29, 1999.
Sac City

Beverly (*BROWN) MASTELLER, 100, of Sac City died of a heart ailment Sunday at Park View Care Center there. The body was cremated. Burial of the cremains will be at Fergeson Cemetery in Lake View.

Mrs. MASTELLER was born in Sac City and lived in Des Moines most of her life before moving to the care center. She worked in the gift sales department of Younkers before retiring and was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sac City.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis OLSON of Sac City; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Dunn's Funeral Home in Des Moines is handling arrangements.

**** Added information from Terry B. HARDY, distant cousin to Beverly BROWN MASTELLER: Beverly is the daughter of Howard O. and Cora "Coad" Ann (LOSURE) BROWN.

FORMER EARLY RESIDENT BURIED THERE MONDAY

    Mrs. Emerentzia Haumesser, a resident of Early community for 40 years or more, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matt Lambertz of Spencer, S. Dakota May 15, 1941, aged 73 years, 11 months and 17 days, following an extended illness.  The body was brought to her old home here and requiem high mass services were held Monday morning at Sacred Heart Church at 9 o'clock with Rev. Fr. P. P. Gearen officiating.  Burial was made in the Scared Heart cemetery by the side of her husband who preceded her in death 20 years ago.  The pall bearers were relatives of the deceased, namely: Hubert, Will, Alfred, John, Leo and Henry Dick.

    Emerentzia Dick was born May 28, 1867 in Alsace Lorraine, France.  She was united in marriage to August Haumesser Feb. 13, 1893 and to this union 12 children were born.  The husband and five children preceded her in death.  Seven remain to mourn the loss of a good mother, namely: (Mary) Mrs. Matt Lambertz, Spencer S. Dakota: (Anna) Mrs. George Partington, Des Moines: (Kathryn) Mrs. Chris Lambertz, Early: (Carrie) Mrs. Pete Erpelding of Adrian, Minnesota: (Cecelia) Mrs. Harold Walter, Des Moines; (Elizabeth) Mrs. H. H. Farney, Des Moines; and Albert of Lake View.  The couple left their native home and arrived in Early on Thanksgiving day in 1897 where she continued to live until of late years she made her home among her children in Des Moines and Spencer.

    Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were Mrs. Helen Riecks and Mr. and Mrs. Will Riecks of Omaha: Mrs. Anna Meyers and Joe Meyers of Breda: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fry and daughter Katherine of Wall Lake, Will Dreesen of Denison, Mrs. and Mrs. George Partington and fmaily, Mrs. and Mrs. Harold Walter and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Farney and Theresa of Des Moines.  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kapaun, Salem, S. Dakota: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lambertz and family of Spencer, S. Dakota: Mr. and Mrs. Pete Erpelding of Adrian, Minnesota; Mrs. John Dick and son Bernard of Schaller; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dick and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dick and family of Schaller; Mrs. and Mrs. W. J. Miller of Storm Lake and Mrs. and Mrs. John Moltor of Lake City.

Emerentzia Haumesser is my great grandmother.

Kellie Detrick

Oscar Seavert 

Oscar Seavert, 68 a long-time resident of the Galva and Alta communities, died very suddenly in an Alta store Monday afternoon, August 5.
Mr. Seavert who had lived four miles south of Alta, suffered a heart attach while shopping at the store.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lizza Morse of Alta; two brothers, Edward of Cleveland, Ohio, and Glenn of Boone.
 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, August 8, in the Jones Funeral Home.   The Rev. Elmer R. Peterson officiated and burial was in the Linwood Cemetery at Boone.
(Note:  Oscar died August 5, 1957)

From Peter Sorensen


Edward C. Pardue, 85
Date of Birth: July 20, 1918 in Exeter, California
Date Of Death: November 10, 2003 in Madera, California
Visitation: Smith Manor Grace Chapel on Thursday, November 13, 2003 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Funeral Service: Smith Manor Grace Chapel on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 11 am
Final Resting Place: Arbor Vitae Cemetery
All Funeral Arrangements Are Under The Direction Of Smith Manor Grace Chapel   801 E. Yosemite Ave.
Madera, Ca. 93638(559) 66-8825

Obituary of Barbar Meyer (1844-1904)
Odebolt

Mrs. Jacob Meyer, who resided west of town a few miles, was taken to
Sioux City Saturday to undergo an operation to-day for the removal of a tumor, at St. Joseph’s hospital.  Later news comes that Mrs. Meyer did not survive the operation.  Her body will be brought back on Thursday.
Odebolt”, The Sac Sun, Volume XXXIII, Sac City, Iowa, Thursday, January 21, 1904, Number 29, Page 1.  Record obtained during visit to the State Historical Society of Iowa, State Historical Building, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996.
Web site: denise.krueger.name

The Sac Sun Wednesday Aug. 1, 1888

Obituary- Mr. James Tatman, aged 65 years, died at his residence in Delaware twp., July 17, 1888. He was born in Perry Co., Ohio, Sept. 6 1823. Was converted when a young man, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and continued faithful until death. He married to Miss Elizabeth Woolford* in 1845. Moved to Iowa in 1875. He enlisted in 1864 in the Ohio National Guards for 100 days, and then for one year in the 2nd Ohio Infantry. Was honorably discharged. He contracted chronic disease in the army which never left him and was the cause of his death. He leaves a wife, six sons and four daughters, one dying in infancy, and a great many friends who mourn him as a devoted Christian man and a true soldier to his country. Funeral from the Tatman school house , Rev. A. A. Wilcox officiating. Text, Job 5:26. He was interred at the cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa, July 19, 1888.

*(note from Frances Angst-Robertson: Our family records show the spelling of her surname as Wolford or Worford. In her obit it is spelled Walford.)

 

The Sac Sun Jan. 1903

Obituary- Mrs. Elizabeth Tatman died in her home in Early on Friday, January 9, 1903, in her seventy-ninth year. The funeral services were held in the Free Methodist church in Early on Sunday, January 11, Rev. O. L. Mossman officiating. The remains were taken to Storm Lake for interment by the side of the decedent's husband. Mrs. Tatman's maiden name was Elizabeth Walford. She was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1844. Of this union there was born thirteen children. The family moved to Illinois in 1866 and from there to Sac County, Iowa in 1875. They settled on a farm Southeast of Storm Lake, where Mr. Tatman died in 1888. For several years Mrs. Tatman has made her home in Early. Soon after her marriage she became a member of the  United Brethren Church and died in the triumph of the Christian faith. She leaves nine children, five of whom live in Kansas, one in Illinois and three in Sac County, Iowa. She also leaves behind forty seven grandchildren,  ten great grandchildren, and a host of friends who mourn her departure.


                                                             Philip Lewis   Margaret Lewis

                                                        ( Submitted by Bonnie Wiley)

 

 

Heinrich Friedrich Phillip Nuhring 1826-1903

NEHRING, NUEHRING, NUHRING

Posted By: Georgia Bruns <georgianuehring@hotmail.com>


Fred Nuehring died Sunday, February 8. His funeral was held on Thursday of last week at the German Lutheran Church, south of Lytton, and burial took place in the cemetery adjacent. He was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1826. He immigrated to America and settled in Clayton county, Iowa, at first, moving to Sac county in 1865 at the close of the Civil War. He was a kind man to his family and a good neighbor. He leaves a wife, well on in years and eleven children. A good man has gone to his reward.

Lytton Area newspaper
Note from submitter, This family actually spent 10 years in Clarksville, Iowa from about 1880-1890 before moving on to Lytton, Iowa. They were in Clayton county on the 1870 census records.

 

Caroline Sophie Louise Bahlmann Nuehring 1834-1908

NEHRING, NUEHRING, NUHRING, DETTMANN, BAHLMANN, WACHERDORFF, EHLERS, BUCHHOLZ, RIPKE, ALBINGER, HELMBRECHT

Posted By: Georgia Bruns <georgianuehring@hotmail.com>

This is translated from an original German obituary.

In the last number we had to report from the death (going home) of Mrs Maria Dettmann, wife of Mr Heinrich Dettmann and today it is a death again, that forces us to write. At that day, when we laid Mrs Dettmann to the rest, died after an illness of only 2 days Mrs Luise Nühring, nee Bahlmann and was buried last wednesday, at 15. january, beside her husband, Mr Heinrich Nühring, who died at 8. february 1903. From the résumé of the deceased it is to inform: Mrs Luise Nühring, nee Bahlmann was born as the third child of the couple Friedrich Bahlmann and Maria nee Wacherdorff at 20. august 1834 in Schessinghausen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. In the juvenile age of not yet 18 years, in May 1852 she reached her hand to her husband Heinrich Nühring to the marriage-knot and emigrated with him and their oldest children in the year of 1865 to America. At first they settled down in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa and then moved to Butler County in 1870, where they acquired a certain prosperity, so that they could purchase their own piece of land. That happened in 1881, the year when they came to our county. At first they lived in the near of Early, then moved into our community, into that they let admit themselves in 1888. Heinrich Nühring and wife belonged to the regular church visitors, so long as they were healthy. With the years of the age they often to their regret had to do without the visit of our public worship. Widdow Nühring often was ill in earlier years, but the last two years were better, she could enjoy of a satisfying well-being. The more unexpected came to all of us the message from her sudden death as a result of an influenca, that affected heart and liver and caused her death in the morning of the 11. january 1908. The deceased leaves from the children, that god gave here during a long over 50 years lasting marriage-live, 6 sons and 5 daughters, all except of one son are married. Four of her sons are living here, that is to say Wilhelm, Karl, Louis and August Nühring, all the four as entitled to vote members belonging to our community. The oldest son Heinrich, who also came to the burial, lives in Butler county, the second son Fritz in Wisconsin. From the 5 married daughters: Mrs August Ehlers, Mrs wm?Buchholz, Mrs Heinrich Ripke, Mrs Heinrich Albinger and Mrs August Helmbrecht live the first and the both last ones in this area, while Mrs wm? Buchholz with her husband from Jackson, Minnesota, and Mrs. H. Ripke with her husband from Storm Lake, Iowa came to the burial of her mother. The deceased was grandmother of 27 grandchildren and greatgrandmother of 4 greatgrandchildren. While crisping frost and sharp northwind we laid the generally popular "mother" Nühring at the 15. january at midday to the last rest, that she found on the cemetery of the evangelical-lutheran St. Immanuel-community in Coon Valley Tmp., Sac County, Iowa. As coffin-cloth-carriers? there were: August and Wilhelm Hilmer, Aug. Rösele, Heinrich Hinrichs, Hermann and Joh.(ann) Kust.

Note Schessinghausen, Hannover, Germany is correct. Not Schleswig-Holstein

 

Bernice Margaret Lille

 

OBITUARY

     BERNICE MARGARET OCHS, 88, of 1615 N. Clarence, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Lake View Iowa.

     Survivors: daughters, Ardath Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada, Edrie Vogel of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Lester Lille, of Lake View, Iowa; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Northeast Health Care Center. DeVorss Mortuary.

SOURCE: The Wichita Eagle-Beacon, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, December 6, 1985

 

 

                                                                BERNICE M. OCHS.

     Funeral services for Bernice M. Ochs, 88, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Lake View, Iowa, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 9, 1985, at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View, with the Rev. Kim Henning officiating. Mrs. Ochs passed away Thursday, December 5, 1985 in Wichita, Kansas.

     Organist Mrs. W. K. Hunter played selected hymns. Mrs. Orville Meyer and Mrs. Charles Maynard were in charge of the floral arrangements.

     Attendants were Gerald Jackson, Roger Moore, John Mitchell, Kevin Keiser, Scott Onstot and Dana Dettmann. Interment was made in the Ferguson Cemetery, Lake View, Iowa, under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Lake View, Iowa.

     Bernice Ochs was born December 27, 1896, in Monona County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Albert and Anna Erp Lille. On July 5, 1917, she married Elmer Ochs, and they married most of their married life in Lake View, Iowa. Mrs. Ochs had spent the last 29 years with her daughter in Wichita, Kansas.

     Mrs. Ochs is survived by two daughters: Ardath (Mrs. L. M.) Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada and Edrie (Mrs. Vern) Vogel of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Lester Lille of Lake View, Iowa; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; a brother, Clarence Lille; and two sisters, Dorothy and Edrie Elaine.

SOURCE: The Lake View Resort, Lake View, Iowa, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

 

(submitted by Sheryl Jackson)

 

Elmer Morenus Ochs

 

                 HEART ATTACK ENDS LIFE OF ELMER OCH

             Passes Away Suddenly Saturday Evening at 6:40 P. M.

                                 In Wells Store 18 Years

 

     Death came unexpectedly to Elmer Ochs last Saturday evening. A heart attack, suffered shortly after he arrived home from the Wells Store for his evening meal, cause of his demise at 6:40 o’clock. The attack was so severe that Dr. Deur, who responded immediately to a call from the family, found him beyond help. He was 47 years, 6 months and 13 days of age, and had lived in Lake View, Iowa for the past 23 years. He was well known here through his work in the Wells Store, with which he had been associated for 18 years, and his death cast a shadow of sorrow over the community.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the home and at 2:00 o’clock from the Methodist Episcopal Church, with the pastor, Rev. A. B. Gedye, officiating. The text was portion of the 2nd verse of Psalm 90: “Even from everlasting to everlasting Thou Art God.”

     A quartette comprising Mrs. Dick Whitney, Mrs. Fred Wells, W. F. Brower and A. B. Candy, with Miss LaGene Phillips at the piano, sang “City Foursquare”, “Crossing the Bar”, and “Lights of Home.” Masonic brethren formed an escort for the casket at the church and at Ferguson Cemetery, and the Masonic soliloquy was given at the graveside by C. W. Spencer, acting Master.

     The pallbearers were Frank Hawks, Howard Winans, Ole Hoeg, L. D. Wright, B. B. Buihner and Fred Wells.

     The business places were closed during the time of the last rites.

     Those present for the funeral from a distance were: Miss Ardath Ochs, Mexico, Missouri, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ochs and son Kenneth and Mrs. Theron Ochs of Milton, Wisconsin, Miss Marion Lille of Grand Island, Nebraska, Miss Lois Lille of Sac City, Iowa, Mrs. William Hartleben and Mr. and Mrs. Lou Otto of Danbury, Iowa, Mrs. Irene McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. McLeod, Mrs. Glen Berl and Mrs. G. A. Anderson and daughter of Boone, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wells of Ames, Iowa, Mrs. John Erickson and Mrs. Ray Erickson of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Mrs. John Mayer of Mankato, Minnesota. Masonic brethren from Odebolt, Wall Lake and Sac City were also present to pay their last respect and the members of the Lake View Fire
Department attended in body.

SOURCE: Article probably for the Lake View Resort Newspaper.

 

OBITUARY

     Elmer Morenus Ochs was born October 19, 1890, at Estherville, Iowa the fifth child of William and Maren Ochs. As a small child he was baptized in the Baptist faith. He lived for a time in Minnesota and South Dakota. When he was 12 years of age, the family moved to Gentry, Arknasas.

     In the spring of 1915 he came to Lake View, Iowa and for three years was engaged as a painter and decorator. Since that time he has been employed in the Wells Store.

     On July 5, 1916, he was married to Miss Bernice Lille of Lake View, Iowa. Two daughters were born to this union, Ardath, now employed at Mexico, Missouri and Edrie living at home. Besides his widow and daughters he leaves to mourn his death his aged mother, Mrs. Maren Ochs, and a sister, Catherine, both of San Francisco, California, three brothers, Henry of Milton, Wisconsin, Frank of Minden, Nebraska, and Etna of Oklahoma, and other relatives and a great many friends. Those preceding him in death were his father and two sisters.

     He was an active member of Laurel Lodge No. 517, A. F. & A. M., serving as Worshipful Master during 1926. He was a member of the Lake View Commercial Club, served ten years as a member of the local fire department, and was always interested in any activity which made for community welfare.

     His devotion to his family will always be associated with his memory, and he will be remembered for his kindly interest in those with whom he came in contact and his unfailing courtesy and good nature. In his long employment with the Wells Store, he was a faithful and conscientious employee and his capacity met many people who regarded him with affection and esteem.

     He will be sorely missed in his family circle and in other places he filled in the community life.

SOURCE: Probably from the Lake View Resort Newspaper.

 

(submitted by Sheryl Jackson)

CARL THOMAS HANSEN
 Carl Thomas Hansen was a well known citizen of Sac County, Iowa.  He was born on May 7, 1849, in Bredstadt Husrim, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  He also lived in Denmark for a period of time.  He came at age 17 to the USA, Clinton County, Iowa, with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hans Hansen, (mother, Sophie Casperson).  His brother, Hans came with them.  Their sister, Augusta, had arrived in the USA earlier.  On February 10, 1873, in Clinton Co., Iowa, Carl married Anna Fredricka Koelzow. (Lukstedt). Anna was born in Mecklenberg, Germany on October 27, 1855, to Mr. & Mrs. Koelzow, (Lukestedt).  In 1867 she and her brother, Henry came to the states.  He changed his name to Smith and lived in Omega, Minnesota, until he moved to Early, Iowa, to stay with his niece, Mrs. Frank (Hertha Hansen {Hattie}) Zadow until his death at 72 years.  Augusta had died in 1926.  Carl Thomas died in Sherburn, Minnesota, on October 11, 1920, and was buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetary, Cook Township, Sac County, Iowa.  Anna died on November 4, 1926, and was laid to rest beside her husband.  To this union 10 children were born:
 They lived in Crawford County (Deloit) one year.  They moved to Boyer Valley Township, Sac County, Iowa, where they resided for 37 years.  They moved to Sherburn, Minnesota.  Carl, Sr. home until his death.  Anna continued to live there until her health failed, in Sherburn, Minnesota.  She moved to son, Carl's,  at Jackson, MN.  In July of 1926, she moved to Early, IA, to make her home with her daughter, Hattie Zadow until her death.

These are Notes copied from a letter written by Anna M. Hansen (daughter of Carl & Anne Koelzow Hansen) Storm in February of 1961 to Lois M. Hansen Roose (daughter of Lorenz H. Hansen who was the son of Carl T. Hansen)

 Carl Thomas Hansen was born May 7, 1849 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and lived in Denmark.  He came over to USA with his folks, Mr. & Mrs. Hans Hansen to Clinton, Iowa. Also a brother Hans came over.  His sister Gusta (Augusta) came over before.
 Mother Fredricka Koelzow was born in Mecklenberg, Germany.  Came over with her folks. Also her brother Henry C.  came in 1867. Died at the age of 72 years at Hattie (Hertha Hansen) Zadow's farm near Early, Iowa.
   1. Lorenz Hansen was born in Crawford Co., Iowa. I don't know just where, he knows.  (Deloit, Iowa)  He was born June 19, 1875, married Rose Veronica (Blass daughter of George Bloss) Bloss March 3, 1898. Rose died in 1948 and he married again in April of 1951.
   2. Anna M. Hansen Storm was born Jan 8, 1879.  Married in Cook township, Sac Co. Lutheran church to Charles G. Storm.
   3. Julius Hansen was born Nov 29, 1881, in Sac Co., Iowa. married to Martha Zadow in 1908 and died March 17, 1909.
   4. August C. Hansen was born Mar 11, 1883, in Sac Co., Iowa. Married Mar 9, 1910, to Alica Kutz.
   5. Johannes, or J.H. Hansen was born in Sac Co., Iowa Dec 28, 1884. Married to Clara Zadow in 1911 and she died and he married again in 1941, May 18, in Iowa and Oct 1951 at Hudson, WI, to Laura Hansen Wolfe.  Vern and Elsie Storm were their attendants.
   6.  Hertha M. Hansen Zadow (Hattie) was born in Sac Co., Iowa, Oct 30, 1886. Married to Franz (Frank) Zadow February 11, 1909.
   7. Carl T. Hansen was born Nov 26,1888 in Sac Co., Iowa. Married to Alma Zadow in 1912.
   8. Ludwig (Louie) Hansen was born June 18, 1891 in Sac Co., Iowa, and died June 2, 1898.

 

CARL THOMAS HANSEN
 Carl Thomas Hansen was a well known citizen of Sac County, Iowa.  He was born on May 7, 1849, in Bredstadt Husrim, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  He also lived in Denmark for a period of time.  He came at age 17 to the USA, Clinton County, Iowa, with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hans Hansen, (mother, Sophie Casperson).  His brother, Hans came with them.  Their sister, Augusta, had arrived in the USA earlier.  On February 10, 1873, in Clinton Co., Iowa, Carl married Anna Fredricka Koelzow. (Lukstedt). Anna was born in Mecklenberg, Germany on October 27, 1855, to Mr. & Mrs. Koelzow, (Lukestedt).  In 1867 she and her brother, Henry came to the states.  He changed his name to Smith and lived in Omega, Minnesota, until he moved to Early, Iowa, to stay with his niece, Mrs. Frank (Hertha Hansen {Hattie}) Zadow until his death at 72 years.  Augusta had died in 1926.  Carl Thomas died in Sherburn, Minnesota, on October 11, 1920, and was buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetary, Cook Township, Sac County, Iowa.  Anna died on November 4, 1926, and was laid to rest beside her husband.  To this union 10 children were born:
 They lived in Crawford County (Deloit) one year.  They moved to Boyer Valley Township, Sac County, Iowa, where they resided for 37 years.  They moved to Sherburn, Minnesota.  Carl, Sr. home until his death.  Anna continued to live there until her health failed, in Sherburn, Minnesota.  She moved to son, Carl's,  at Jackson, MN.  In July of 1926, she moved to Early, IA, to make her home with her daughter, Hattie Zadow until her death.

(submitted by M. Elaine Cook)


SUBMITTED BY:  Terry B. HARDY
            
Nobles County, MN newspaper
Dec. 1919

Gladys Mae HARDY

Obituary

Gladys Mae HARDY was born at Grant City, Sac County, Iowa December 24, 1908, and passed away December 5, 1919 at her home near Reading, Nobles County, Minnesota, at the age
of 10 years 11 months and 11 days. She was a patient sufferer for eight months with inflamatory rheumatism and complications.

She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. HARDY, three brothers Glen, Leonard and Merle, and four sisters, Mrs. Edith (Vern) MOAD, Clara, Violet and Thelma
HARDY. One sister, Mrs. Mabel (Ray) HILL, preceded her eight months ago.

Funeral services were conducted in the Brethren Church by Rev. J. A. EDDY Monday of last week, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery beside the little country church. The text
chosen by the pastor was Isaiah 11:6. Floral offerings were many and beautiful.

The pall bearers were six school-mates, Clain OTTERSON, Hiram REESE, Lester BAIRD, Glen SODERHOLM, Paul HAMER and Dale OGG.

Relatives from a distance were Mrs. Mary (ANDERSON) TATRO, Hettinger, N.D., Andrew C. ANDERSON, Spencer, Iowa, Mrs. Clara (ANDERSON) MYLER and family of Royal,
Iowa.

** Note: I corrected some spelling errors, which were in the original newspaper obituary.

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WILLIAM KRAGER

A well known and respected citizen of Sac City, died on Tuesday morning, December 19,1905, in his 53rd year. While he had been in poor health from inflammatory rheumatism for a number of years, his death was quite unexpected. Funeral services were held at the christian Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Irving Brown delivering the funeral service and interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. Krager was born in Freeport, Illinois on March 15, 1853 and moved thence to Belle Plaine, Iowa. In 1880 he moved from Belle Plaine to Sac City. Here on March 10, 1883 he married Miss Emma Johnson and to them have been born four children: John, Mathilda, Ella and Catherine. Besides his wife and children he leaves three brothers, one of whom, Henry of Dumont, Iowa, came to attend the funeral.

This obituary was taken from the December 21, 1905 issue of the Sac City Sun, Sac City Iowa.

Submitted by Jo-Anne McDonald

 

This is from the Sac City Sun, December 21, 1905

KRAGER, William

William Krager Dead, Well known citizen of Sac City Died Unexpectedly on Tuesday Morning - Funeral This Afternoon At Two O'clock.

William Krager, a well known and respected citizen of  Sac City, died on Tuesday morning, December 19, 1905, in his 53rd year.

While he had been in poor health from inflammatory rheumatism for a number of years, his death was quite unexpected. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Irving Brown delivering the funeral service and interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. Krager was born in Freeport, Illinois on March 15,1853 and moved to Belle Plaine, Iowa. In 1880 he moved from Belle Plaine to Sac City. Here on March 10, 1883 he married Miss Emma Johnson and to them have been born four children, John, Ella, Mathilda, and Catherine.

Besides his wife and children he leaves three brothers, one of whom, Henry of Dumont, Iowa, came to attend the funeral.

Submitted by: Jo-Anne McDonald

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SAC CITY SUN, June 8,1914
......the death of Mrs.
Clarintha Decker which occured Thursday afternoon, June 1, at the home of her nephew and niece, Mrs. D.B. Keir five and one-half miles north of Sac City.

The following obituary is taken from todays issue of the Lytton Star, the editor of that paper being a sister of the decedent:
Mrs. Decker's death was caused from infirmity incident to old age , her health having been gradually failing since the first of the year and which confined her to her bed most of the time for the past two months. All that could be done by her niece and family to make her last days pleasant and comfortable was done and she passed away at two o'clock on last Thursday afternoon, concious that the saviour whom she had faithfully served for many years, would guide her through the dark valley of the shadow of death.
Clarintha Lee, the only surviving sister of the editor of the Star, was born in Scoharie County , N.Y. May 4, 1828, where she grew to womanhood. In 1851, she was married to Stephen P. Decker at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lee in the town of Conesville, N.Y.
In 1862, a fatal scourge of Diptheria swept over the east and she buried her three children, all within ten days from this terrible disease. The loss of these children caused them to become disatisfied with the old home and they emigrated to Sac County in 1863. After remaining here one and one half years, Mr. and Mrs. Decker decided to return to New York, where they remained three years and where one son C. W. Decker who now lives near Nemaha, was born to them.
  In 1868, they again decided to come to Iowa. The Illinois Central was then building through Buena Vista County and the family moved onto a homestead three and one half miles west of Newell where they passed through the many hardships and trials of the early pioneers of that new and undeveloped prairie. After getting title to their homestead, they moved to Sac City and lived continuously in Sac and Buena Vista Counties except at short intervals in New York and Louisiana.
  Deceased was long a member of the church and for the past twelve years or more was a member of the Christian Church in Sac City.
  She leaves one son C. W. Decker, eleven grandchildren,one brother, the writer of this article, and several nephews and nieces, all of whom will miss her cheerful disposition and jovial good nature in their homes. She has lived all her life nobly and well and is now waiting the transformation from this earth up to the joy of life that shall never, never die.
  Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Keir, Saturday afternoon conducted by her Pastor, Rev. J. Irving Brown, and the remains were laid to rest in Oakland cemetery there......

Submitted by Mary Jo Hanon


OBITUARY OF GEORGE PERRY (1835 - 1888)

04-11-1888 George J Perry, of  Sac County, Wheeler township, committed suicide on Wednesday morning by putting a bullet through his head.  He had trouble with his wife last fall, resulting in a separation, since which time he had lived on his farm with no companion but his son, a lad of 12 years.  The boy heard the report of a pistol about six  'clock, and on going into his father's room found the latter lying dead on the floor.  The unfortunate man left a letter stating that he was tired of life.  He had been despondent for several months, and it is supposed that his domestic troubles prompted him to the rash act.  Mr. Perry was abut 50 years old.  (He is buried in the Odebolt Cemetery)

 

OBITUARY OF WILBER ELDON PERRY (1875 - 1956)

1956  Obituary for Mr. Perry - Wilber Eldon Perry was born on a farm in Wheeler Twp, Sac Co., Iowa, June 29, 1875.  At the time of his death he was 81 years, 1 month, and 21 days of age.  His parents, Sarah and George Perry were natives of Connecticut and became pioneer settlers here in 1866.  He had 5 brothers and one sister.  All have preceded him in death except one younger brother, Ernie Perry, who lives in the west.

 

On Jan. 1, 1900 he was married to Harriet Robinson, also of Sac Co.  To this union 6 children were born, Henry of Odebolt, Eldon from South Beloit, Il, and Evelyn from Storm Lake.  The other 3 died in infancy.  The first 14 years of their married life was spent farming on the old Perry homestead in Wheeler  Twp.  Then they moved to a farm near Wall Lake.  After 19 years of marriage, they separated.  Since then Mr. Perry has made his home in Lake View.

He leaves to mourn his death 3 children, Henry, Eldon, and Evelyn, 1 brother, Ernie Perry, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, besides a host of friends in and around Lake View.


He will rest in the Odebolt cemetery beside the bodies of the 3 children who died in infancy and his father, George Perry.  He has been in very good health and especially active until June of this year, when his health began to fail.  He was in the Loring Hospital in Sac City for 3 weeks.  Then moved to Tryons Nursing home in Sac City where he passed away very suddenly the morning of 08-19-1956.

 

 

OBITUARY OF HENRY PERRY (1900 - 1984)

April 5, 1984 Thursday Area Deaths - Carroll Times Herald Henry G. Perry - Lake View -- Henry G. Perry, 83, a retired farmer and former employee of the Hallett Construction Company, died Monday, April 2, at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, April 7, at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View with the Rev. Gordon G. Elrick, minister of the United Methodist church officiating.  Burial will be in the Odebolt cemetery. Casket bearers will be George Williamson, Michael Williamson, Walter Mau, Michael Pedersen, William Clinton, and LeRoy Olerich.

Mr. Perry is survived by a daughter Mrs. Gordon (Catherine) Williamson, Battle Creek, Iowa; two  grandsons; three great- grandchildren; a brother, Eldon Perry, Beloit, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Milo (Evelyn Perry) Pedersen, Storm Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Eileen, three brothers and sisters in infancy, and a grand daughter.

Mr. Perry was born November 6, 1900, in Sac County, a son of Wilbur E. and Harriet Robinson Perry.

 

OBITUARY OF DAVID PERRY (1839 - 1893)

Sac Sun Newspaper, Sac City, Iowa 1893 David Perry died at his home in Wheeler township on Thursday last, of inflammation of the bladder.  He was about 50 years of age.  Three children survive him.  He had been a resident of Wheeler township over 18 years.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Whitfield on Friday the remains being interred in the Odebolt, Iowa cemetery.  (David and his brother George Perry are buried beside each other)

 

 

April 11, 1888 - Obituary of George J. Perry:  of Wheeler township Sac County, committed suicide on Wednesday morning by putting a bullet through his head.  He had trouble with his wife last fall, resulting in a separation, since which time he had lived on his farm with no companion but his son, a lad of 12 years. The boy heard the report of a pistol about six o'clock, and on going into his father's room found the latter lying dead on the floor.  The unfortunate man left a letter stating that he was tired of life.  He had been despondent for several months, and it is supposed that his domestic troubles prompted him to the rash act. He was about 50 years old. 

Obits submitted by  Georgea Clinton 

 

July 1953 -  Odebolt Chronicles - Interred in Clinton Cemetery -  Harriet Mathilda Goodge was one of eleven children born to Henry C. Robinson and Janette F (Spiller) Robinson on a farm in Sac County on May 25, 1879.  She spent her childhood on the farm 7 miles northeast of Odebolt.  Also at the family home 2 miles southwest of Odebolt.  She attended the Odebolt high school three years then taught school for 3 terms.

On January 1, 1900, she was united in marriage to Wilber E. Perry of Odebolt.  To this union six children were born. Three died in infancy.  The remaining three are:  Henry G. Perry of Odebolt, Eldon W. Perry of South Beloit, Ill., and Evelyn, Mrs. Milo Pedersen of Storm Lake, Iowa.

On September 12, 1922, she was married to Frederick V. Goodge.  They moved to Dickens, Iowa, in 1924 where she spent the remainder of her life.  Mrs. Goodge was baptized in the Methodist church and was a member of the Dickens Methodist church.  She also joined the  Methodist Ladies Aid and was an active member for many years.

Mrs. Goodge's health has been failing for the last few years. She had heart trouble and had been in hospitals both at Iowa City and Spencer.  She died at the Spencer hospital Spencer, Iowa, on July 16, 1953 at the age of 74 years, 1 month, and 21 days.

Preceding her in death was her father in 1912, her brother, Olden C. Robinson in 1938, her mother in 1939, and her brother, Elmer C Robinson in 1951.  Surviving her besides her three children and husband, Fred Goodge are her brother, Roscoe O. Robinson of Turlock, Ca., a sister Mrs. James P Blount (Mary Robinson) of Ogden, Utah; 10 grandchildren, several nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.

 

1956  Obituary for Mr. Perry -  Wilber Eldon Perry was born on a farm in Wheeler Twp, Sac Co., Iowa, June 29, 1875.  At the time of his death he was 81 years, 1 month, and 21 days of age.  His parents, Sarah and George Perry were natives of Connecticut and became pioneer settlers here in 1866.  He had 5 brothers and one sister.  All have preceded him in death except one younger brother, Ernie Perry, who lives in the west.

On Jan. 1, 1900 he was married to Harriet Robinson, also of Sac Co.  To this union 6 children were born, Henry of Odebolt, Eldon from South Beloit, Il, and Evelyn from Storm Lake.  The other 3 died in infancy.  The first 14 years of their married life was spent farming on the old Perry homestead in Wheeler  Twp.  Then they moved to a farm near Wall Lake.  After 19 years of marriage, they separated.  Since then Mr. Perry has made his home in Lake View.

He leaves to mourn his death 3 children, Henry, Eldon, and Evelyn, 1 brother, Ernie Perry, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, besides a host of friends in and around Lake View.
He will rest in the Odebolt cemetery beside the bodies of the 3 children who died in infancy and his father, George Perry.  He has been in very good health and especially active until June of this year, when his health began to fail.  He was in the Loring Hospital in Sac City for 3 weeks.  Then moved to Tryons Nursing home in Sac City where he passed away very suddenly the morning of 08-19-1956.


Submitted by  Georgea Clinton

Howard Kettering Funeral Rites Held From Church (Transcriber's note:  This is his Feb. 1964 newspaper obituary)

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Lake View Methodist Church for Howard L. Kettering, long time resident of this community.  Rev. Harold N. Olson officiated. Organ music was played by Mrs. W.K. Hunter.  Selections included "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and "Good Night and Good Morning."Mrs. Leslie Peyton, Mrs. Al Walrod and Mrs. Ray Stock cared for the flowers.A prayer service was held in the Methodist Church for members of the family.
Casket bearers, members of the neighborhood, were John Claussen, Duane Phillips, Merlin Tjaden, Wilmer Webster, Douglas Jacobsen, and Al Walrod.

Burial was in Ferguson cemetery with Farber and Otteman Funeral Home handling arrangements. 

Many relatives and friends from a distance attended the services.

Howard Lloyd Kettering, youngest son of Michael and Belle Riddle Kettering, was born May 27, 1889 at Lisbon, Iowa.  February 13 he suffered a heart attack and died at Loring Hospital, Sac City at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 16 days.
When a small boy he moved from eastern Iowa with his parents to Lake View, settling on the farm where he grew to manhood.
He attended country and Lake View schools and later the Sac City Business Institute.  He was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I and saw action on the front lines.  Following the war, he toured Europe as an exhibition boxer.

In 1919 he married Jessie May Frisbie at Lake City, Iowa and they located on the home farm northeast of Lake View where they resided the remainder of his life.

Mr. Kettering enjoyed very good health until three years ago.  Since that time he was in and out of the hospital where he underwent extensive treatment for cancer at the Iowa City hospitals, giving his life to cancer research. 

He was a member of the American Legion and Odd Fellows.

He loved the land, enjoyed farming and read extensively.

His parents and brother, Harry, preceded him in death.  Surviving are his wife, Jessie; and children, Lois and Gordon Rossow of LaPorte City, Jean and John Barker and Carmela and Frederick Kettering of Pueblo, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Edna L. Wilson of Denver, Colo.; his four grandchildren Mark and Lexa Jane Rossow, Ann and Karl Barker plus many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Laurie Ihry

 

AUGUST HAUMESSER

Early Newspaper Oct. 4, 1921 

            Another home was saddened the past week when death entered and claimed a loving husband and father, August Haumesser. The people of Early and vicinity were deeply grieved when they learned that Mr. Haumesser had passed away at the Carroll hospital on Saturday afternoon, not knowing that his illness was so serious.  Mr. Haumesser had been in poor health the past three years and with the hope of having his health restored submitted to two operations for abscess of the kidneys, which was the cause of death.  Mr. Haumesser had been in the hospital for the past four weeks.

            Bernard August Haumesser was born November 29, 1863 in Grussenheim, Alsace, France, and died Saturday, October 1, at Carroll, Iowa, at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Emerentia Dick on February 11, 1893, in Grussenheim where they made their home for a few years.  In 1897 they emigrated to this vicinity, where they have continued to reside.  Twelve children were born to this union, three dying in infancy, besides August at the age of 13 years and Magadalene at the age of 11 years.  The seven living children are: Mary (Mrs. Mat Lambertz) of Early, Anna (Mrs. Geo. Partington) of Des Moines, Kathryn (Mrs. Chris Lambertz) of Carroll, Caroline (Mrs. Adam Fix) of Lake View, Cecelia, Elizabeth, and Albert at home. Besides these and his devoted wife he leaves to mourn his departure three brothers, four sisters, and three grandsons.

            Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart church on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock conducted by Rev. Rather J.T. Finnegan.  The following friends served as pallbearers: R. E. Smith, Jacob Brinkman, Jas. Brady, Theo Schulte, Eugene Lang and Wm. P. Gard.  Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dick, and Mrs. And Mrs. I. Dick of Schaller, Mrs. Madelene Schmitt of Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Fix of Breda, Mrs. Kathryn Lambertz of Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. John Molitor of Lanesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Dirkx of Breda, Mrs. And Mrs. Wm. Muster and family of Wall Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Fix of Wall Lake.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. 

Submitted by; Kellie Detrick

 

 

LILLIAN WOOD

The Sac Sun, Sac City, Iowa
September 19, 1940

Mrs. Wood Dies at Kahler Home
Resident of Odebolt 51 years- Services Held Sunday Afternoon 

            ODEBOLT- Mrs. C.H. Wood, a resident of Odebolt for 51 years, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Nick Kahler, near Kiron last Thursday morning where she had been bedfast the past four weeks.  She had been in ill health the past year and had come to her granddaughter’s home several weeks ago.

            Services were held at the Mattes Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 2:30 at the Methodist Church with Rev. O.W. Brand in charge.  The pall bearers were J.I. Bruce, J.D. Cornish, Harold Johnson, Fred Johnson, Jacob Anderson and W.H. Horan.  Burial was in the family lot in the Odebolt Cemetary.
            Mary Lillian James was born July 5, 1862, near Lexington, Ky., and died Sept.12, 1940, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 7days.  She was the daughter of John and Ann James.  A short time before the birth of his daughter Mr. James was killed by bushwhackers during the Civil War.  The mother later married O. Johnston and the family moved to Wisconsin where they lived two years and then came to Iowa in a prarie schooner and located at Grant City.
            On Sept. 8, 1883 she was united in marriage to H.C. Wood of Odebolt.  To this union five children were born, namely, Harry I., of Ida Grove, Byron R. of Fort Dodge,  Lloyd, Jessie and Marie, who died in infancy.  Mr. Wood died in 1931.
            Mrs. Wood united with the Methodist church early in life and attended faithfully until her health began to fail.
            Those left to mourn beside the two sons are three sisters.  Mrs. Belle Graham of Des Moines; Mrs. Maggie Higgins of Republic, Washington; and Mrs. Lucy Eniggs of Pueblo, Colorado; 16 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of friends.
            Those from a distance who came for the services were James B. Wood and son Dale of Fort Dodge.

Submitted by Cari Patterson

 

HARRY WOOD
March 12,1931
Odebolt Sexton Dies of Pneumonia
Harry Wood Victim of Disease on Wednesday Morning.

            Harry C. Wood, well known Odebolt resident and sexton of the cemetery there for eleven years, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 11, at one o’clock, at the age of 71 years.  Mr. Wood contracted a severe cold sometime ago while working at the cemetary which developed in pleurisy.   He seemed to have recovered from this but suddenly grew worse and on Monday was taken to the hospital where he succumbed on Wednesday morning.
           Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church.  Pallbearers will be John Fuchs, Aug Reuber, Albert Davenport, Alfred Nelson, Fred Stolt, and J.L. Bruce.
            Harry Charles Wood was born August 27,1860, in Onawa Kans.  He was married September 8,1883 to Lillie James in Odebolt to which five children were born, two surviving.  They are Harry of Arthur and Byron.  There are eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Chrohnwick of Dixon, Iowa, and another sister in Oakland, California.

Submitted by Cari Patterson

 

 

JAMES CORYDON WOOD
The Chronicle, Odebolt, IA
Thursday, February 24, 1898
Death of a Veteran.           
 

            James Corydon Wood, a veteran of the Rebellion and a well known citizen of Odebolt, died last Saturday in the hospital of the Soldiers’ Home at Marshalltown, the 73rd year of his age.  The remains were brought here for burial Monday morning.  The internment was in charge of Col. Goodrich Post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, and Rev. W.J. Carr officiated in the M.F. Church.
            Mr. Wood was born in Rome, N.Y., on April 8,1825.  In 1844 he went to Cleveland, and in 1850 married Caroline Storrs of that city, who now resides with her son Frank in Chicago.  In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Wood located to Kansas.  Here five children were born to them – three sons and two daughters – all of whom are still living.  In1861 Mr. Wood was one of the first to answer his country’s call, enlisting in Company K, 5th Kansas Cavalry of which he became second lieutenant.  He served with honor to the close of the war, being twice wounded.  When mustered out he went to Independence, Ohio, residing there until 1885, when he came to Levey Township, this county, to make his home with his son, Harry C. Wood.  The later moved to Odebolt a year later and the deceased came with him.   About a year ago he entered the Soldiers’ Home, and gradually filing health resulted in death last Saturday.  His son, Frank B. Wood, a conductor on the Wabash with headquarters in Chicago, was present at the funeral.
            Mr. Wood was an intelligent man and a good citizen.  He was thoroughly familiar with the history of his country and was a genuine patriot.  He was a stalwart republican and was always ready to defend his political creed.  Peace to his ashes!

Submitted by Cari Patterson

 

Cherokee Times, May 1987 (Cherokee, IA)
Edna L. Wilson, 102, Denver

Former Cherokee-area resident Edna L. Wilson, 102, Denver, Colo., died Friday at the Park View Manor in Denver. 
Services were Monday at the Jones-Barker Funeral Home in Alta.  The Rev. J. Donald Johnson of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Cherokee officiated.  Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City.

Edna Kettering was born June 23, 1884, to Michael and Bell Kettering, south of Lisbon in Cedar County.  The family moved to Lake View.  She married John Lowell Wilson April 18, 1907, in Carroll.  They farmed in Sac County before moving to Sac City in 1920.  Mr. Wilson died in May, 1921.

Mrs. Wilson took care of young and old people in the Cherokee and Lake View areas after raising her family.  She then moved to Wichita, Kan. in the early 1940s, and in the mid-'40s moved to Denver.

Survivors include on son, Kenneth Wilson of Cherokee; one daughter, Ermal Ferrin of Denver; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Laurie Ihry

 

From the Times Herald News Service, Oct. 1959
Harry E. KETTERING

Lake View - Harry Estel Kettering, 77, died at his home in Lake View Monday morning, Oct. 26.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church here, with the Rev. Paul Potter giving the sermon.  Mrs. W.K. Hunter was at the organ.

Pallbearers were Dick Huisenga, Sam Rodman, Henry Peters, William Davenport Jr., Kenneth Drilling and John Clausen.  Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery, with the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Kettering, son of Michael and Bell Riddle Kettering, was born near Mt. Vernon Jan. 29, 1882.  He was married to Mary E. Phillips at Freeport, Ill. Jan 14, 1914.  They made their home on a farm near Lake View until about 11 years ago when they retired and moved to Lake View.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Estel; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edna Wilson, Denver, Colo.; and a brother, Howard Kettering, Lake View.  His parents preceded him in death.

Submitted by Laurie Ihry

 

                                         Sac City Sun,  21 Sept. 1921, Sac City Iowa

 Rev. Sumner T. Robinson died at his home north of Sac City on Thursday, September 15, 1921 at the age of 76 years 10 days. The funeral services were conducted at the Robinson home at half two o'clock last Saturday with Rev. Maud Wallace, pastor of the Free Methodist church in Sac City, delivering the discourse. The music was comprised congregational signing of :Nearer, My God to thee" and two solos, "The Eastern Gate" and "Face to Face", sung by Miss Wallace. Burial was made in the Oakland cemrtery, sons and grandsons of the decedent serving as pallbearers.
  Sumner Thayer Robinson was born September 5, 1845 near Blackstone, Mass. On September 7, 1870 he married Miss Sarah Jane Tatman. To them were born seven children, two sons dying in infancy. Mr Robinson was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, enlisting in the Union Army at Valparaiso, Ind., when but seventeen years old and three months. After his discharge from the army he made his home at Valparaiso until the spring of 1876, when he moved to Dewitt county, Illinois. From that locality he came in 1876 with his family to Sac county, residing on a farm until removal to Sac City about thirty-seven years ago. Mr. Robinson became a Christian when yet a young man, being converted in a tent while in the army. After he came home he united the Methodist Episcopal church and later was a local preacher. Old residents will remember his zeal in such capacity, when he conducted revival meetings in the schoolhouses and churches. Later he united with the Free Methodist church and joined the Platte River conference in Nebraska, still keeping his home in Sac City. For a number of years he labored as an evangelist dut about eighteen years ago he united with the Metropolitan church, with which he served as an evangelist until the condition of his health forbade further activities. Owing to his advancing years, his health had been failing for about a year but was confined to his home for only about two weeks.
  He is survived by his wife and five children; Edmond F. of Milford, Iowa; Harry C. of Sac City; George of Nemaha; Iowa; Ella, wife of A.C. McIntyre of Verndale, Minn.; and Laura, wife of Guy Baichtal of Arnolds Park, Iowa. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, one brother and one sister. His children were all there with the exception of Mrs. McIntyre, who had been at his bedside but was compelled to go home shortly before his death. Of his sincerity and devotion to the cause he served there will be none among those who knew him to testify adversely and those who under his teachings were led to a Christian experience will rise up to call him blessed.


                                         Many attend Last Rites for B.A Schramm
     This community was shocked  and saddened last Thursday by the accidental death of B.A. Schramm. Mr Schramm passed away in  a Webster City, Iowa, hospital  at 1 P.M. , abut two hours after a truck which he was driving was struck by an Illinois Central passenger train at a crossing in Webster City. He received a fractured skull and crushed chest.
     "Ben" was employed by the Maudlin Construction company as foreman of a gravelling crew, and at the time of the accident the crew was moving the machinery from Norhtwood, Iowa, to Manson , Iowa.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock  at the Schramm home and at 2:30 in the Early Methodist church. Rev.  Thoburn Speicher was in charge. Music was furnished by a trio composed of Mrs. Wayne Miller, Mrs W.B. Jenkins and Mrs. Don Ward, who sang       "The Old Rugged Cross" and "God Be With You  Till We Meet Again". Mrs C.R. Brewer was the accompanist. A capacity crowd of relatives and friends and the many floral pieces were mute evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The pall bearers were Arba Marquess, Paul Hess, Glenn Robson, Fred Townsend, Leo Koewler and Edmund Kelley. Burial was made in the Early Union cemetery.

     Bernhard A. Schramm, son of Mr. an Mrs. John L. Schramm, was born October 14, 1899 at Early, Iowa and passed away November 6, 1941 at Webster City, Iowa at the age of 42 years.
     In April of 1918 he was confirmed in the Lutheran church. on February 16, 1921 he was united in marriage to Bertha (Albertha)  Scothorn. To this union three children where born: Shirley Mae, Edward, and Darrell Dee.
     In addition to his wife and children he is survived by two brothers and three sisters; Walter of Lake View;  Clarence of Fort Dodge; Mrs Louise Burkett of Arkansas; Mrs Celia Schepler of Spencer and Mrs Ann Richardson of Idalou, Texas. His parents and one brother Rudolph, preceded him in death.
    For the past several years"Ben"  was engaged in road construction work. He was a good workman and was always well-liked by the men with whom he worked. He was a member of the Early Fire Department for many years.
    His untimely passing leaves a void in his family and large circle of friends which is keenly felt.
    His obituary continues with a long list of family and friends numbering over a 100 people that where at his funeral.
source :Obit. unknown (believed to be a Early Iowa paper)
death date: Nov. 6, 1941


Mrs. Scothorn Laid to Rest
      Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon in the Methodist Church for Mrs. John Scothorn. Mrs Scothorn passed away Tuesday morning in her home. She had been in poor health the past year.
      Rev. H.A. James was in charge of  the funeral services. Music was furnished by a duet, Mrs. W.B. Jenkins and Mrs. Wayne Miller , who sang "In The Garden" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again". Mrs C.R. Brewer was the pianist.
      Pallbearers were Will Scott, Luther Stock, A.H. Hinde, B.B. Nadelhoffer, Alfred Dick and Homer  Domino.  Interment was in Early Union  Cemetery.
      Nellie Specht  Scothorn, daughter of George and Zelma Specht, was born December 6, 1877 at Naperville, Ill., and passed away in Early ,IA. on October 31, 1944 at the age of 66 years, 10 months,and 25 days.
     She came to Iowa with her parents when she was three years old. When a child she joined the Lutheran Church. On March 29, 1897 she was married to John Scothorn. Her entire life was spent on farm,  until 2 1/2 years ago , when she and her husband moved to town to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. B.A. Schramm.
     To this union five children were born, Mrs. Ed Duffy (Amber) of Storm Lake, Mrs Denzil Engler (Ella) of Early, Mrs. Clifford Zinn (Grace) of Storm Lake and John K Scothorn of Storm Lake.
     The deceased is survived by her husband and five children,  five grandchildren and one great grandchild, one brother , Charles Specht, of Coleman S. Dak., and one sister, Mrs Frank  Mickelsen of Regan, N. Dak.,  Her parents and one sister Mrs. Emily  Hussey, preceded her in death.
     Mrs Scothorn was a devoted wife and mother,, a good neighbor and a kind hearted friend. She leaves fond memories with her family and many friends.

source: obit  unknown newpaper
death date: Oct. 31 1944

AMBER DUFFY
    Services for Amber Irene Duffy, 91, Early, were held Oct 29 , at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake, Rev. David Hemann officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's  Cemetery, Storm Lake. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Storm Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
    Amber died Oct. 27, 1988, in Methodist Manor , Storm Lake.
    She was born Oct.  23, 1897, to John and Nellie (Specht) Scothorn. She received her education in the Early schools. She married Edward Duffy on Jan. 24, 1917. They farmed in the Storm Lake area for many years before retiring and moving to Storm Lake. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America
   Preceding her in death were her parents; husband ; and one sister - Bertha Schramm.
   Survivors include two sisters - Ella Engler, Clinton, and Grace Gilmour, Storm Lake; one brother- John Scothorn, Storm Lake; one sister-in-law Lavina Duffy, Storm Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

source: obit unknown paper
death date Oct. 27, 1988


Alma Lee Schramm
    Funeral services for Alma Lee Schramm, 69, of Early , were Saturday , Aug. 13, 1994 at the Early Methodist Church in Early. Rev. George W. McMullen officiated with burial in the Early Union Cemetery, Early.
   Pallbearers were Ronald Drey, Melvin Wright, Lee Mason, Thomas Engler, Marvin Holstein and Marvin Tiefenthaler.
   Alma died on Aug 11, 1994 at Marion Health Center in Sioux City.
   Alma Lee Schramm was born on May 26, 1925 in Sac County to John and Roma Robson Covey. She was baptized in the Early United Methodist Church. Alma Attended the Early Consolidated School and graduated in 1942. She then attended a school in Omaha, Neb.  for Morse code . Alma worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad and the Great Northern Railroad in Oregon.  She then had a government job in California during World War II. On Aug 5 ,1943 she married to Edward Dean Schramm at the United Methodist Church In Early. They lived in Early, Cherokee and then back to Early for the rest of her life. Alma was a devoted mother and homemaker.
   She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Society, Commander of the American Legion Auxiliary and also a Cub Scout leader. Ceramics were her love , with sewing and crafts, painting, fishing, and golfing as her past-times.
   Survivors include her husband, Edward (of 51 years); son, Jack and his wife Deborah of Sioux City; Daughter, Marilee and her Husband, Tobert Diak, of Marshalltown; son, Colin of Kansas City ,Mo. ; grandchildren John, Scoot, and Belinda Schramm, Taylor and Seth Schramm, Ryan Diak; Half sister Doris Sorrells, Mount Sterberg,Ill sister, Clara Mae Engel, Early, sister Hean Hokenson, Grennell; brother J.Stanley and his wife , Corinne Covey, Storm Lake; sister Janet and her husband, LeRoy Beers, Sun City, Calf. along with aunts ,uncles, nieces and nephews.

Source: Edward Shramm - Local newpaper
Death date: Aug 11. 1994


 Darrell Schramm
     Services for Darrell D. Schramm, 70, Storm Lake, were held on Saturday, Sept 13, at the United Methodist Church, Storm Lake. Rev. Clifton Ellerbeck officiated.  Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Storm Lake  was in charge of arrangements.
     He died Wednesday, Sept 10 , 1997 at the Buena Visa County Hospital in Storm Lake.
     Darrell was born July 30, 1927, in Early  to Ben and Bertha (Scothorn) Schramm. He served in Germany in the U.S. Army from October 1945 to February 1947.
     He was married to Ruby Blumberg on Oct. 16, 1945 , in Sac City. They lived in Early until 1961, when they moved to Storm Lake. Darrel had worked for HyGrade Foods for 34 years, retiring in 1981.
    He was a member of the Methodist Church, Lake Creek Country Club, and the Alta VFW. He enjoyed golf, bike riding, walking, and exercising at the Health and Fitness Center.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son David; and a sister Shirley Mae Mason.
    Survivors include his wife- Ruby Schramm, Storm Lake; a daughter- Virginia of Storm Lake; a son Dennis and Karen Schramm, Rancho, N.M. ; a granddaughter; a brother- Edward Schramm, Early and other relatives. Source: Edward Schramm - local newpaper
death date : Sept 10, 1997

 Ella C. Engler
    Ella C Engler, 90, of 308 S. Bluff Blvd., died Monday in Clinton, Retirement Village.
    The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Early Methodist Church, Early, Iowa, with  the Rev. Kenneth Kent officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Clinton Chapel, Snell-Zorning Funeral Home, and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Wednesday in Faber and Otteman Funeral Home , Sac City , Iowa. Burial will be in Early  Union Cemetery.
    Pallbearer will be Ed and Darrell Schramm, Paul Pedersen, Eugene Beers, Gordon Scott and Tom Engler. 
    Mrs Engler was born Feb 13, 1899, in Early, Iowa, to John and Nell Specht Scothorn. She married Denzil Engler, Sept 11, 1918 , in Early Iowa. He died in June 22, 1981 . She attended the Early Schools and was a homemaker.
   Mrs Engler was a 70 year member of Early Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 30 years.
   Survivors include a son, Robert of Clinton, Two grandchildren John Engler and Debra Bousman both of Clinton Iowa , five great -grandchildren; and a  great great grandson; a sister Grace Gilmour, of Storm Lake, Iowa and a brother John K. Scothorn , of Storm Lake
  She was preceded in death by two sisters.
source:  Clinton Hearld; Clinton, Iowa
death date : June 5, 1989

Grace Gilmour

   Services for Grace Gilmour, 78, Storm Lake, were held Nov. 28 ,1989 at the United Methodist Church, Storm Lake. Rev. Clifton Ellerbeck officiated. Burial was in  Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery, Storm Lake. Hughes-Nelson Funeral Home, Storm Lake, was in charge of arrangements. 
  She died Nov 26, 1989, in Methodist Manor, Storm Lake
  She was born June 25, 1911, to John and Nell (Specht) Scothorn in Early. She was a member of Eastern Star, Rebekah.
  Preceding her in death were her two husbands- Clifford Zinn; and Wilbur Gilmour.
  Survivors include one daughter; Donna (Mrs, Paul) Pedersen, Rock Valley; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great great- grandchild.

Source: unknown obit. ( given to me by Edward Schramm of Early, Iowa)
death date: Nov. 26, 1989

    Funeral services for John K. Scothorn , 81, of Storm Lake were held  Wednesday, July 12, 1995 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake , with Father Clair L Boes officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Storm Lake.
   Honorary attendants were Albert McKenna, Ray Movall, Leo Wolff, Joe Samper, and Melvin  Severson.
   Active attendants were Edward Schramm, Darrell Schramm, Paul Pedersen, Pat Morgan, Dan Mogran and Will Lange.
   John K. Scothorn was born Feb 5, 1914 in Early  to John and Nell Specht Scothorn. He was raised and educated at Early, where he graduated from the Early High School. On Feb 12, 1936 he was married to Nan Morgan at St. Mary's  Catholic Church in Storm Lake. They lived and farmed in the Early and Storm Lake areas before they moved into the Storm Lake. They had been married for 59 years.
   He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his nieces and nephews very much. He also like to collect hats and pencils and visiting with his friends.
   Mr. Scothorn  passed away on Sunday , July 9, 1995 at his home in Storm Lake.
   Preceding him in death were his parents and four sisters, Amber , Ella, Bertha, and Grace.
   Survivors include his wife, Nan Scothorn , Storm Lake; a brother and his wife , Robert and Gwen Morgan, Storm Lake; sister Mary Morgan , Storm Lake;  Alice Wilson , Omaha ,Neb., and Catherine Keefe, Fort Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.  
  Farber and Otterman funeral Home of Storm Lake  was in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Times Saturday 7-15-95
Death date: July 9, 1995
Note: The people listed as siblings in this obit are most likely Nan siblings. They are not John's. He was the last living child in his family. They had no children.

Mrs B. Schramm Laid to Rest
   Funeral services were held Friday,May 22 , at 2:00 at the Early Methodist church for Mrs. Albertha "Bertha" Schramm, who passed away May 19, at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. Clergyman was Rev. K.D. Cannaday. A prayer Service for the family was held at 11 A.M.
  Mrs. Robert Evans served as organist and accompanied Mrs.  William Weatherly, soloist, who sang "Beyond The Sunset" and "The Holy City."
  Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Everett Hemer and Mrs. Herb DeGarmo, assisted by Leonards's Greenhouse.
  Attendants included Donovan Mason, Melvin Wright, Robert Evans, Lester Allen, Reuben Hokanson Jr.,  and Anthony Engel. Burial was And in the Early Union  Cemetery with Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.
  Out of town friends and relatives here for the service came from Sac City, Lake View, Schaller, Storm Lake, Albert City, Ida Grove, Hull, Fort Dodge,  Gilmore City and Austin, Minn. And Aurora, Ill. 

  Bertha Schramm was born at Early, Iowa, February 15, 1901, to John and Nell Scothorn.
  She attended the Early Consolidated School and graduated in 1919.
  She married Bernard A. Schramm on Feb 16, 1921. To this union three children were born: Shirley Mae( Mrs. Darwyn Mason) of Early; Edward D. of Early; and Darrell D. of Storm Lake.
  Her husband passed away in November 1941. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
  She passed away May 19 ,1964 in Iowa City after a few month's illness. She leaves to morn her three children, a son -in law and two daughters-in-laws.  Also eleven grandchildren , namely Douglas Mason of Sac City, Colette, Rick and Mary Jo Mason and Colin Schramm, Early ; Dennis, Virginia and David Schramm, Storm Lake.  Also three sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Ed Duffy of Storm Lake,  Mrs.  Denzil Engler of Early, Mrs. Wilbur Gilmour of Ida Grove and John Scothorn of Storm Lake.
  She was a member of the Early Methodist Church and the local Woman's Society of Christian Service.

Source : The Times
Death date : May 19, 1964

 

Ella C. Engler
    Ella C Engler, 90, of 308 S.Bluff Blvd., died Monday in Clinton, Retirement Village.
    The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Early Methodist Church, Early, Iowa, with  the Rev. Kenneth Kent officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Clinton Chapel, Snell-Zorning Funeral Home, and from 7 to 9 p.m.   Wednesday in Faber and Otteman Funeral Home , Sac City , Iowa. Burial will be in Early  Union Cemetery.
    Pallbearer will be Ed and Darrell Schramm, Paul Pedersen, Eugene Beers, Gordon Scott and Tom Engler. 
    Mrs Engler was born Feb 13, 1899, in Early, Iowa, to John and Nel Speck Scothorn. She married Denzil Engler, Sept 11, 1918 , in Early Iowa. He died in June 22, 1981 . She attended the Early Schools and was a homemaker.
   Mrs Engler was a 70 year member of Early Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 30 years.
   Survivors include a son, Robert of Clinton, Two grandchildren John Engler and Debra Bousman both of Clinton Iowa , five great -grandchildren; and a  great great grandson; a siter Grace Gilmore, of Storm Lake, Iowa and a brother John Scothorn , of Storm Lake
  She was preceded in death by two sisters.
source Clinton Hearld
death date : June 5 1989

The above obituaries were submitted by Carol Engler

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 Sac Sun Newspaper Sac City Iowa May 24, 1893

 William Harper

 William Harper died in Sac City at the home of his son, A.C. Harper on Thursday May 18. 1893. He was born in Butler County, Ohio on October 16, 1821. He married Emma Clark in Warren County, Indiana in June of 1843. She was born January 1820 at Columbus, Ohio. They moved to Linn County, Iowa May 1849 and in 1873 joined the Methodist Church. In May of 1875 they came to Sac County, Iowa. His wife died April 27 1880. Funeral services were held at the house at 10 AM Saturday, Rev. O.S. Bryan officiated with burial following in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City, Iowa

Edward Harper aramed@grm.net
Browning, Missouri

December, 9 2005

 

 

Schaller Herald21 Mar 1918

"OBITUARY. Henry N. Snell. Henry Nobles Snell was born in Jefferson county, New York, Jan. 26, 1843.

Shortly afterward, he, with his parents, moved to Barnes Corners, N.Y., where he grew to manhood. He attended commercial college at Oswego, N.Y.

On June 28, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Celia M. Nichols at Barnes Corners, and continued to live there until 1880, when Mr. and Mrs. Snell with their two young daughters moved to Iowa and settled on a farm which he purchased near Denison, Crawford county. Before his marriage Mr. Snell had been a teacher in the public schools of New York state and continued teaching for several years in the schools of Crawford county after becoming a resident there.

He was also a very successful and prosperous farmer which occupation he followed until 1900, when he moved with his family to Schaller, Iowa, where he has since lived. He was always much interested in public and municipal affairs and was city clerk of Schaller at the time of his death, which office he had held for many years.

Before his marriage he joined the Methodist church at Barnes Corners and was a member of that church in Schaller. For years he was chorister and a Sunday school teacher in his home town. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Order of the Eastern Star. The last five winters he has spent with his daughter who lives in Ganesville, Florida.

His sunny genial disposition and uprightness of character won for him hosts of friends. He was a devoted husband and a kind and affectionate father.

His death occurred in Gainesville, Florida, on February 13, from heart failure. His wife, two daughters, two granddaughters and one nephew remain to mourn his loss, also an aunt and several cousins residing in New York state. The daughters are Mrs.

J.B. Dakin of Schaller, Iowa, and Mrs. A.J. Strong of Gainesville, Florida. The funeral services were held in Gainesville on Sunday February 17. The remains were placed in the receiving vault and later will be taken to Denison, Iowa, and interment made in the family lot.

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