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Plattsmouth Journal, July 4, 1918

          The editor and wife [of the Plattsmouth Journal] are rejoicing because of the arrival of a new son at their home on Tuesday, July 2nd, 1918. Little George William Jr., says that he likes his little brother all right but he makes an awful noise. So we are all satisfied with the young man and we know he will keep us good company for he has a dandy pair of lungs. We find it hard to say what we want to say, but we will let it go at this and accept the congratulations of our friends because of our happy good fortune. -- A ten pound baby boy.

          Geo. Nickles and Gertrude Long motored to Omaha Sunday.

          Word has been received here from Corpus Christi, Texas, to the effect that Robt. Patterson, son of the late Silas Patterson, is confined to his home suffering with pneumonia.

          Leo Nickles was looking after business in Nehawka Sunday evening.

          A. F. Nickles, who has been at the Hot Springs for past few months [sic] is on his way home via the Ford route.

          Mr. And Mrs. Stohlman and son, of Manley visited over Sunday the home of the latterÕs [print illegible] Henry Bragg.

          Alf. Nickels, who has been down at Hot Springs, Ark., for the past few months, where he has been receiving treatment for rheumatism, has started for home. The trip will be made in his Ford car, and he left on Tuesday of last week, so we may expect to see him home most any day. For some distance out of Hot Springs he met with very rough roads and only made 231 miles the first three days. We trust that he will arrive home feeling greatly improved from the baths and treatments received.

          All the sons and daughters of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Puls gathered at the parental home last Sunday to spend the day. There were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Puls and family, Mr. And Mrs. L. H. Puls and family, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Puls and family, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Hild and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Gansemer and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lutz and family. The day was a very pleasant one for them all.

          L. H. Puls, the Murray Alamo Light Plant Agent, has just completed the Installation of one of those fine plants in the beautiful farm home of Wm. Peters, southeast of Weeping water. This plant is the largest made by the Alamo company, and covers the residence and every outbuilding on the farm. It will not only give perfect light all over the farm, but will furnish power for all the minor machinery about the home, such as separators, washing machines, churns, etc. The farmers of Cass county are progressive and want everything modern in and about the home. The Alamo solves the light question for them.


          There will be another social dance given at the Puls & Gansemer hall in Murray, on Wednesday evening, July 10th. The music will be furnished by Dandusdenes Famous Colored Orchestra, of Omaha. You are invited to come out and have a good time.

          On last Sunday morning twin baby boys were born to Mr. And Mrs. Carl Rickert. They are fine little fellows and both they and the mother are doing nicely. Carl is as proud as can be and is stepping pretty high. The parents have the hearty congratulations of all because of this happy event.

Plattsmouth Journal, July 5, 1918

          Mrs. A. F. Vroman who has been visiting in this city for the past few days, a guest with relatives here, departed this afternoon for Havelock, where Mr. Vroman is stationed at the present.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, August 26, 1918

          Mrs. Vance Harris, who had been visiting relatives here the past week returned to her home at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Tuesday.

          Miss Verna Harris returned home Monday afternoon after a week’s visit with Mrs. Alma Dennis of Falls City, and Mrs. Vivian Howe of Howe, Nebraska.

Plattsmouth Journal, September 2, 1918

          The Misses Mable Harris and Naomi Mougey of Union spent the week with Miss Doris Magney. [Nehawka News]

          August Stohlman is having a large cow barn erected on his farm south of town which will be 60x60. William Schwaim is building it, assisted by Bill Graham.

          Miss Marie Stohlman, second daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Stohlman, is at home again after undergoing a slight operation in Omaha last week.

          Among the young ladies from this vicinity who are attending institute at Plattsmouth this week, are Misses Ruby Stafford, Edith Stander, Eva Thomas, Esther Noyes, Leila Duff, Fern Grassman and Bertha Stohlman.

Plattsmouth Journal, September 30, 1918

          [Weeping Water] The Lloyd Wolcott family was made happy Friday, September 20, in the arrival of a baby girl to gladden the home. The little new comer has been named Doris and she and mother are reported doing nicely.

Plattsmouth Journal, October 7, 1918

          [Elmwood] A fine little daughter was born to Mr. And Mrs. G. P. Eveland on Sunday. This is the first child and of course they are the proudest in the world and Grandma and Grandpa Gustin, well they are the happiest people on earth Both the parents and grandparents have the hearty congratulations of all.

          Miss Verna Harris left early Monday morning for Lincoln where she will attend business college.

          [Union Ledger contribution] Jack Patterson left Saturday, via auto on a business trip to eastern Iowa. Mrs. Patterson is visiting her parents inPlattsmouth during his absence.

Plattsmouth Journal, October 31, 1918

          Misses Grace and Luella Sawyer of South Bend were visitors in this city for the day coming in on the early morning train, spending the day here and returning this afternoon.

For Commissioner in the 2nd Dist.


          C. F. Harris, is the Republican nominee for County Commissioner in the 2nd District, was born on a farm fifty-three years ago, in Virginia, came to Cass county when nineteen years of age. For some time he worked in the clothing store of C. E. Wescott, later purchased a farm in Liberty precinct, where he has been engaged in farming for a long time. He has held numerous positions of honor and trust in his precinct. Has been assessor of the precinct a number of years, also member of school board, and now a member of the war board of the county. He will look after the interests of the tax payers when it comes to the affairs of the County Commissioner’s office, and he sure is the right man for the place.

From an old news photo

To the voters:
          Having received the nomination for Lieutenant Governor, I am asking for your support at the coming election. Having served you twice in the State Senate, I refer you to my work while in that body. I have endeavored at all times to represent my constituents in what I deemed they desired, and for the best interest of all and my State. I am a Cass county man, and I am at all time interested for good government and justice to all, regardless of any party lines. I assure you that if I am honored with this position, I shall exert my best efforts to honorably discharge the duties that may devolve upon me.
  Very truly,  
  W. B. BANNING.  

Plattsmouth Journal, November 4, 1918


From Saturday’s Daily.

          This morning Sergeant Logan Covert dropped off train number six for a short stay at this place, after having been away for over a year and a half. Sergeant Covert first went to Honolulu, where he remained until July of this year when he returned to San Francisco, and has been at Camp Dodge for some seven weeks. During that time he was in quarantine for four weeks. He has come at this time on account of the illness of his mother Mrs. Hettie [sic] Covert, who has been ill with the Erysipelas, but who is reported as being better today. While in Honolulu, Sergeant Covert saw John Brooks, who is with the coast artillery, many times but did not meet Henry Soennichsen. Sergeant Covert is looking fine and the picture of robust health, and says he is feeling fine as well.

Plattsmouth Journal, November 18, 1918

          Miss Grace Sawyer of South Bend died at her home last Saturday, following a weekÕs illness with the Flu. Miss Sawyer was a lovely character, loved and esteemed by the entire community. She was president of the South Bend Red Cross and active in all good work and her death comes as a great shock to all.


From Saturday's Daily

          Mrs. John Lutz who has had so long a siege with the Influenza, followed by double pneumonia, and then by trouble with her heart is feeling considerable better, and has the promise of overcoming all the troubles and getting well again. Mrs. Lutz, during the last day or so, has been able to sit up and to eat some, and promised by her nurse that she would be allowed to go out on the porch for a short time. Mrs. Lutz has surely put up a good fight with the combination of diseases, and is now winning out. Her many friends in this city are also well pleased to know of her improved condition.

          [Louisville] A little daughter was born to Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Alexen at their home in the country west of Louisville on Tuesday, November 5, 1918. The [Louisville]Courier extends congratulations.


From Friday's Daily.

          The announcement of his arrival has reached this office this morning, although he made his appearance, some two weeks since, arriving at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Dewey Zuckweiler, near Miller, South Dakota, on November first. You can imagine the joy in the household of the parents. Of course, Grandfather and grandmother Henry Zuckweiler simply left their home and went to the home where the little heir was. All are doing nicely, and the young man who weighted seven and one-half pounds, is the light of the home.

Plattsmouth Journal, December 16, 1918


From Friday's Daily.

          Lester Vroman, who has been stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky, for the past four or five months, was mustered out of the service and returned home this morning. Lester is a fine looking young man, and presents still a better appearance in his natty uniform. He was a good worker, and the way in which he is costumed makes him look as though he had grown both taller and broader. He will soon be digging into the activities of civil life.

Note by descendant, Thomas York, written in 2002:
          My father was buying a house in Plattsmouth, but lost it, I think when the Burlington went on strike, maybe around 1920, so he moved to Chicago. His sister and her husband, Helen York Vroman and Eugene 'Tine' Vroman stayed in Plattsmouth and raised their family.
Thomas Oliver York
Indianapolis, IN


From Saturday’s Daily.

          Mrs. Frank Cummins, who has been so seriously ill for the past five weeks at her home in this city, has been showing signs of improvement for the past few days. She has been suffering with a serious attack of erysipelas, and almost continually her fever has been raging up near 104 for the five weeks of her illness, but at this time the fever has been reported broken, and the patient seems to be improving. This will certainly be good news to Mrs. Cummins’ many friends who have hourly waited for this favorable change in her condition.

Plattsmouth Journal, December 19, 1918

          Charlie Trumble arrived Monday from his home in Perkins county, called by the serious illness of his brother, Art Trumble.

          Valley Trumble came home on a ten dayÕs furlough last Friday in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his brother, Art.

          Among the new flu cases are: Helen Thorp, Vera Caddy, Nellie and Marie Trumble, Edith Sexon, Janet Adams, Gladys Schwegman, Mr. And Mrs. PaulJudkins, Glen Knapton.

          Mr. And Mrs. Charles Rivett, father and mother of Mrs. A. M. Trumble, and Mrs. James Rivett, an aunt, all from Lincoln, are here to lend assistance and comfort in the hour of grief.

Plattsmouth Journal, Date Unknown but 1918 or 1919


From FridayÕs Daily.

          Mr. And Mrs. Frederick A. Stohlman have sent out cards announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Marie, to Rev. H.A. Fisher, a minister of the Lutheran faith at Pocatello, Idaho, where the happy couple will reside after September 1st and where Rev. Fisher has a pastorate.

          The wedding will take place next Sunday, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Theodore Hartman, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Louisville. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stohlman and is well qualified both in education and socially to fill the important place in life that becomes her as a ministerÕs wife. Thegroom is a westerner but has visited in this vicinity, where he had made many friends who esteem him highly and the many friends of the family extend many good wishes and congratulations to Rev. Fisher and his bride-to-be.

          Miss Marie has endeared herself to her family and to her host of friends who will [article cut off]

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