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Obituaries of Cass County Residents

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Obituary of Jesse Larkin Pell,


Plattsmouth Journal, no date given
  • Name, Jesse Larkin PELL
  • Date of Birth, December 3, 1871
  • Place of birth, Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, April 2, 1951
  • Place of death, Clarkson hospital, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Parents' names, Henry Tatum and Rachel (Ervin) Pell
  • Spouse's name, Mary Susan Taylor
  • Date and place of marriage, April 10, 1895 at Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Occupation, Farmer
  • Other affiliations, member of the Methodist church at Union
  • Children's names, Geneva Irene, Robert Loy, Sherman Henry (died in infancy), Beulah Mae Rachel Barbara, Dorothy Marie
  • Listed survivors, his wife, one son, Loy, of Union; four daughters, Mrs. George (Geneva) Comer and Mrs. Evert (Rachel) Murphy of Union; Mrs. Victor (Beulah Mae) Clarence, Bellevue and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Fiala of Omaha, and two sisters, Mrs. A. O. (Ravina Etta) Pearsley and Mrs. Lydia Midkiff, both of Union
  • Preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Hughson and Mrs. May Niday
  • Service, 2 o'clock Thursday, April 5, at the Union Methodist church with Rev. H. V. Mitchell officiating
  • Place of buriel, East Union cemetery at Union (Porter Funeral Home at Nebraska City)


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Obituary of Mary Susan (Taylor) Pell,


Plattsmouth Journal, no date given

  • Name, Mary Susan (Taylor) PELL
  • Date of Birth, December 1, 1873
  • Place of birth, on the farm near Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, November 12, 1962
  • Place of death, hospital, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Parents' names, Henry F. and Barbara (Lynn) Taylor
  • Spouse's name, Jesse L. Pell
  • Date and place of marriage, April 10, 1895
  • Occupation, Homemaker
  • Other affiliations, member Evangelical United Brethren church situated east of Union but now dismantled; member Royal Neighbors
  • Children's names,
  • Listed survivors, son, Loy Pell of Union; four daughters, Mrs Geneva Comer and Mrs Rachel Murphy of Union; Mrs Beulah Clarence of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Mrs Dorothy Fiala of Omaha. A son, Henry Sherman, preceded his mother. Also surviving are a brother C. H. Taylor of Long Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Becker, Mrs Minnie Banning and Mrs Elsie Porter of Union and Mrs Hattie Keedy of Ashland, Nebraska
  • Service, Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church at Union with Rev. Arthur Hurder officiating
  • Place of buriel, East Union cemetery (Lett funeral home)


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Obituary of Rachel (Ervin) Pell,


Plattsmouth Journal, no date given

  • Name, Rachel (Ervin) PELL
  • Date of Birth, July 13, 1843
  • Place of birth, Allen (later Auglaize) County, Ohio
  • Date of death, February 12, 1941
  • Place of death, Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Parents' names, John and Ravina (Robertson) Ervin
  • Spouse's name, Henry Tatum Pell
  • Date and place of 1st marriage, August 13, 1863 at her parents' home in Cass County, Nebraska
  • Occupation, Homemaker
  • Other affiliations, member of Baptist Church at Union
  • Children's names, sons, Meredith, John William, Jesse Larkin; daughters, Martha Alice, Ravina Etta, Lydia Isabella, Luella May
  • Listed survivors, four of her children, Jesse Pell of Omaha; Mrs. Etta Pearsley, Mrs. Lydia Midkiff and Mrs. May Niday, all of Union, Nebraska; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ravina Opp, of Omaha
  • Preceded in death by her husband on November 10, 1910; sons Meredith and John and daughter Martha
  • Service, Saturday at the Baptist church at Union, Rev. W. A. Taylor and Rev. Thomas Sawyer officiating
  • Pallbearers, Cecil Niday, Loy Pell, William Pearsley, Oscar Midkiff and Amos Hughson
  • Place of buriel, East Union Cemetery


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Obituary of Robert Loy Pell,


Plattsmouth Journal, no date given by submitter

  • Name, Robert Loy PELL
  • Date of Birth, October 8, 1898
  • Place of birth, Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, April 5, 1972 (died while fighting a fire)
  • Place of death, at his home near Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Parents' names, Jesse and Mary (Taylor) Pell
  • Spouse's name, never married
  • Occupation, Farmer
  • Other affiliations, member of the Methodist church and the Nehawka Masonic Lodge
  • Listed survivors, sisters, Mrs. George (Geneva) Comer of Union: Mrs. Victor (Beulah) Clarence of Bellevue: Mrs. Evert (Rachel) Murphy of Union and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Fiala of Omaha: nine nephews and nieces
  • Service, Saturday at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Albert Murdock
  • Place of buriel, East Union Cemetery ( Lett-Marshall Funeral home)


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LARKIN G. TRUE


(Died April 5, 1909)

     Born March 14, 1833, near New Albany, Indiana. Died at 7 a.m.Monday, April 5, 1909, at his home near Union, Nebraska.
     The death of Larkin G. True is mourned not only by the relatives but by all who had formed his acquaintance and learned his worth as a valuable citizen and true friend. Mr. True, in his young manhood, was an unusually strong man and retained much of his vigor until about five years ago, when his age began weakening his constitution, and the past three years he failed quite rapidly. About four weeks ago an attack of bowel trouble was the cause of his seeking his bed, and from that time it was apparent that he could not recover, a fact that he realized some days before the final summons came. Funeral services were heldWednesday at 11 o'clock a.m. in Mount Hope church, and the presence of many pioneers and younger friends was a silent but strong testimonial as to the esteem in which this good old gentleman was held by those who knew him best. After the services in the church, interment was made in the near by cemetery. The pallbearers were W.F. McCarroll, E. M. Smith,J. D. Bramblet, J. E. McCarroll, Herman Reike, C. F. Harris and G. S. Upton.
     Larkin G. True was one of Cass county's best citizens. In anearly day he left his native state, Indiana, and located in Iowa, and in 1857 he became a citizen of this county, residing in this precinct ever since with exception of about three years in Chase county. He followed the occupation of freighting across the plains in the early days, and one of his constant companions was our worthy citizen Henry Pell. Mr. True married Feb. 18, 1864 to Miss Lydia Pell, who survives him, and their children living are Will, who resides at Rulo, Nebr. George, Sanford and Ada (Niday), residing in this vicinity and Richard, who is employed in Michigan. The relatives have the sincere sympathy of the people, who realize that a sad bereavement has befallen them.

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Obituary of Ruth Eileen (Ervin) Williams,


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  • Name, Ruth Eileen WILLIAMS
  • Date of Birth, August 19, 1921
  • Place of birth, Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, October 2, 1967
  • Place of death, Denver, Colorado
  • Parents' names, John Caldeus and Sarah Pearl (Lynn) Ervin
  • Spouse's name, Doyle Kenyon TAYLOR
  • Date and place of 1st marriage, not mentioned
  • Second Spouse's name, Ernest H. Williams
  • Date and place of 2nd marriage, not stated
  • Listed survivors, her husband, Ernest, her mother, Mrs John Ervin of Union, six brothers, Raymond of Nebraska City, Darrell of Sioux City, Iowa; John of Omaha; Donald of Nehawka; Jim of Denver, Colorado, and Everett of San Antonio, Texas; five sisters, Agnes Wilson, and Charlotte Hagar, both of Plattsmouth, Norma Faubian of Louisville, Nebraska; Orma Dooley of Nehawka; and Mary Lou Anderson of Tabor, Iowa
  • Service, Thursday in Denver
  • Place of buriel, not stated


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Obituary of Agnes Ravina (Ervin) Wilson,


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  • Name, Agnes Ravina WILSON
  • Date of Birth, Nov. 23, 1914
  • Place of birth, Union, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, December 25, 1967
  • Place of death, St. Mary's Hospital, Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • Parents' names, John Caldeus and Sarah Pearl (Lynn) Ervin
  • Spouse's name, William Wilson
  • Date and place of 1st marriage, May 13, 1933, at Papillion, Nebraska
  • Occupation and military service,
  • Other affiliations, member of the First Methodist Church and the EaglesAuxiliary No. 365, Plattsmouth
  • Children's names, daughters Thelma and Ruby; sons Melvin and Robert
  • Listed survivors, her husband, mother, sons, Melvin and Robert of Plattsmouth; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Norton of Yuta, Nebraska, Mrs. William (Ruby) Loftis of Omaha; 9 grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Ervin of Nebraska City, John Ervin of Omaha, Ralph Ervin of Sioux City, Iowa, Everett Ervin of San Antonio, Texas, Donald Ervin of Nehawka, JamesErvin of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Mrs. David (Charlotte) Hagar of Plattsmouth, Mrs. Ray (Norma) Faubian of Louisville, Mrs. Donald (Orma) Dooley of Nehawka, Mrs. James (Mary Anderson of Tabor, Iowa
  • Service, at Caldwell Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Willard Scott, pastor of the Methodist church officiating
  • Place of buriel, Lewiston cemetery


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Obituary of Pearl Catherine Dick,


Name of Newspaper not given, December 2000

  • Name, Pearl Catherine DICK
  • Date of Birth, February 2, 1921
  • Place of birth, Eagle, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, Dec 23, 2000
  • Place of death, Sequim (State?)
  • Parents' names, Charley Henry and Nettie Mary (Wilson) Hardnock
  • Spouse's name, James Brownlee Dick
  • Date and place of 1st marriage, June 29, 1946 St. Charles, Missouri
  • Occupation, Farming, During Vietnam years, she wrote a weekly column for Port Angeles Evening News, called "Under the Colors," about local service people
  • Other affiliations, volunteer for many local projects, charter member and vice president of Port Angeles Hospital Guild, president Dungeness School PTA, and local chairman for March of Dimes, member of the Ground Observer Corps
  • Listed survivors, her husband and daughter Kim Gillian, both of Sequim and daughter Eloise Ware of Park Ridge, New Jersey; son Thomas of Spokane; and five grandchildren
  • Preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Floyd and Clyde and sister Nora Antonette
  • Services, at her request, none
  • Place of buriel, Sequim Valley Chapel in charge of arrangements

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Obituary of Edith Jeanette (Norton) Jackman,


Los Angeles Times page B8, Saturday, 7 October 2000

  • Name, Edith Jeanette (Norton) JACKMAN
  • Date of Birth, August 2, 1912
  • Place of birth, Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, Monday, October 2, 2000
  • Place of death, Las Vegas, Nevada (she lived in Rancho Palos Verdes, California)
  • Parents' names, Edwin Knight and Olive Elizabeth (Andrus) Norton
  • Spouse's name, Marion J. Jackman of Louisville, Nebraska
  • Date and place of marriage, June 9, 1944 in Texarkana, Texas
  • Occupation and military service, supervisor for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph; veteran of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
  • Other affiliations, member of The Telephone Pioneers of America and in Masonic activities in San Pedro, California area
  • Children's names, no children
  • Listed survivors, a brother, Harlan E. Norton of Imperial, Nebraska
  • Service, Monday October 9, at 7:00 pm at McNerney's San Pedro Mortuary, 570 W. 3rd San Pedro.
  • Place of buriel, remains were cremated ashes to be scattered


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Obituary of Ruby Ione McMaster,


Los Angeles Times, page B8 Tues 5 Dec 2000

  • Name, Ruby Ione McMASTER (no maiden name given)
  • Date of Birth, January 9, 1906
  • Place of birth, Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska
  • Date of death, November 30, 2000
  • Place of death, Sun Lakes, Arizona
  • Parents' names, not noted
  • Spouse's name, not noted
  • Occupation, Homemaker
  • Other affiliations, Matron of the Eastern Star
  • Listed survivors, sons, Glenn D. McMaster of Sun Lakes, Arizona and Gerald Lee McMaster of Gilbert, Arizona; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
  • Place of buriel, not stated (Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85016)


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GEORGE ANDREW FOLDEN

(Died March 17, 1933)

George Andrew Folden was born in Mills County Iowa on April 2, 1856. In 1858 he came with his parents to Cass County, Nebraska. When a boy of 15 he united with the Methodist Church of which denomination he was a member until death called him on March 17, 1933. In 1880 he was united in marriage to Emma Calvert, and to this union were born five children, three boys and two girls. One boy preceded him in death as did his wife. There remain two sons and two daughters: Ora Folden of Norfolk Nebr., Walter Folden of Grand Island, Mrs. Winnie Gamble and Mrs. Nonie McClain, both of Beatrice. There are also four brothers, W.G., Anderson, Robert and Charles Folden. Three sisters, Sarah Allwood, Eliza Taylor and Leah Arpke. Also fourteen grandchildren.The departed was 76 years, 11 months and 15 days old. Services were held Sunday afternoon from the Bergmeyer Chapel, Capt. L Schuck and Lt. Reno of the Salvation Army being in charge. Capt. Schuck gave the sermon and read the obituary and Lt. Reno sang two solos. Burial in Evergreen Home Cemetery.

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Obituary of Charles Edward Edmisten,


(Taken from a funeral card)

  • Name: Charles Edward EDMISTEN
  • Date of Birth: NOVEMBER 24, 1871
  • Place of birth: Daylor County, Iowa
  • Date of death: February 14, 1954
  • Place of death: San Gabriel, California
  • Parents' names: Not Listed
  • Spouse's name:
  • Date and place of 1st marriage: Not Listed
  • Occupation and military service: Not Listed
  • Other affiliations: Not Listed
  • Children's names: Not Listed
  • Preceded in death by: Not Listed
  • Pall Bearers: Paul Pickering, Jim Hamilton, Tom Hamilton, Clarence Dukes, Glen Pickering, Glen Edmisten
  • Service: Baptist Church, Union, Nebr. on Saturday, February 20, 1954 at 2:00 P. M.conducted by Rev. Jerry Dunn. The soloist was Mrs Lewis Mougey and the organist was Mrs. Howard Snodgrass.
  • Place of buriel: Sciota Cemetery


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Mrs. Maud Rose Pollard.

      Born March 25, 1873, in Mercer county, Penn. Died at 6:50 a. m. Friday, Nov. 11, 1903, at her home in Nehawka, Neb.
      The news of the death of this estimable lady, while not unexpected, caused a feeling of deep sorrow among the people of Union, as she was quite well known here, and all loved and admired her for the noble character and kind disposition that was always so noticeable in her life. Mrs. Pollard became afflicted with Bright's disease several years ago, and the best medical skill and careful attention could not avert the dreaded result. Although she had been a sufferer so long, she bore the pain without complaint, her anxiety being not for herself but for the comfort and happiness of others. For five days she realized that she was near death's door, yet she never complained nor failed to express her gratitude to those who ministered to her in her helplessness. Her mother, two brothers from Lincoln, one sister, Dr. Marie F. Rose of Harvey, Ill., and the members of Mr. Pollard's family, were at her bedside when death called her.
      Deceased was the beloved wife of Ernest M. Pollard of Nehawka. After the death of her father in 1890 she came with her mother to Lincoln, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Pollard, April 8, 1896. She and Mr. Pollard attended the University of Nebraska at the same time, and it was there they first met. Their married life was one of devotion and happiness, and their separation by death is very sad indeed. Mrs. Pollard represented a high type of womanhood, and all her acquaintances have seen the loveliness of her character. She was cultured, even-tempered, kind; always spoke kindly of all neighbors, and was a Christian who was as brave and hopeful in death as she had been in life. She was helpful to all in the community and her death will be keenly felt by both old and young.
      The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. today (Friday) at the residence in Nehawka.

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ARTICLE ON LEE APPLEGATE


October 1, 1909


      Born Oct. 4, 1856, in Montgomery county, Iowa. Died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1909, at his home one mile west of Union, Neb.
      While the death of Lee Applegate is a matter of deep regret to the numerous friends who have known him for so many years, it was no surprise to those who knew of his condition the past few weeks. His health had been failing several years and for some time he had been unable to do but part of the farm work. About ten days prior to his death he suffered an attack of pneumonia, and his physical condition at that time rendered it impossible for him to withstand the attack. He grew weaker gradually until the Master's summons came last Friday evening, his mother, wife, three daughters and two sons being at his bedside. Funeral services were held at the residence at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by W. A. Taylor of Union; the choir sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Thou Thinkest, Lord, of me;" also a solo was rendered by Ray Frans, "In the Realms of Eternal Bliss," and "Abide With Me" by the choir. The text was "For the living know they must die," Eccl. 9:5. After the services the remains were taken to the Mt. Pleasant cemetery and laid to rest beside the father whose death occurred Sept. 14, 1905. The pall bearers were William Wolfe, Reuben Stine, Duke Frans, W. B. Banning, Sant Gifford and Grank Finkle.
      Lee Applegate was one of the well known residents of this county, having come here with his parents in 1866, since which time he made his home within a short distance of this village. He was the only son of Margaret and Isaac N. Applegate, the former now living near here and the latter's death having occurred four years ago. Lee secured his education in the publich schools and worked on a farm, and on Feb. 14, 1883, he was married to Miss Ida Warfield at Watson, Mo. They were the parents of five sons and three daughters, namely: Joy R, James, Paul, Plamer, Gene, Cleora, Delia and Jessie. Of the children, Joy is in Oklahoma and James and Paul are in Seattle, Wash., none of whom could be notified in time for them to reach here for the funeral; all the others were present. Mr. Applegate was a many who had many friends and was always true to the confidence and trust they reposed in him, and the large number of acquaintances who accompanied the remains to their home in the cemetery attested the high esteem in which he was held by the people of this community, and the family have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

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OBITUARY.

(as posted in the Union Ledger around September 1905)

ISAAC NEWTON APPLEGATE.


      Born March 17, 1832, in Mason Co., Kentucky. Died at 1 o'clock Thursday morning, Sept. 14, 1905, at his home two miles southwest of Union, Nebraska.
      This community was shocked when the news came that Grandpa Applegate had passed away, as no one regarded his condition as very serious, and his sudden death was indeed a sad and unexpected occurrence. Only a few days ago he was able to come over to town, and made his customary visit to this office. His first serious illness was several months ago, when for some time it was thought he could not recover, but he regained his health to some extent and was able to be about. Sunday he complained of not feeling well, but was not very ill. He retired as usual Wednesday evening, and about one o'clock Mrs. Applegate was awakened by hearing him groan. She called to him and he answered, and she then told him she would prepare hot cloths to warm his feet. While doing so she heard him groan again, and when she reached his bed he had passed away, apparently without pain. Heart failure resulting from his illness a few months ago was the direct cause of his death. He leaves a widow, also one son, Lee Applegate, who resides west of town.
      Deceased was one of the early settlers of this neighborhood, having resided near here since 1868. His boyhood days were spent in his native state, Kentucky, moving with his parents to Ohio, where he resided several years and received his college education. He weent [sic] to Iowa in 1851, where he was married Nov. 28, 1855, to Miss Margaret Carlisle, who survives him. He had purchased land near here in 1865, and three years later they came to make this their permanent home. By industry and good management Mr. Applegate added to his farm and accumulated sufficient property to enable them to spend their declining years in comfort. He was a kind and generous old gentleman, sociable and always had greatest respect for opinions and feelings of others. His reputation for honesty and integrity was one of which any man might be proud, yet he never boasted of it--actions told the story of his honorable and upright life--attested by all who formed his acquaintance. In his death this community loses a good and noble man who had lived for others as well as for himself. He was a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 214, and that order will conduct their ritualistic burial service.
      In order that relatives may come from a distance the funeral will not be held until Sunday, the arrangements being to congregate at the residence at 10 o'clock a. m., going thence to the Wyoming Methodist church, where services will be conducted by Rev. A. L. Folden, and interment in Wyoming cemetery. Pall bearers will be L. C. Pollard, J. M. Stone, Chris Ross, G. N. LaRue, Fred Shumaker and Dr. J. A. Pollard.

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OBITUARY.

(as posted in the Union Ledger)

MRS. ELIZABETH WOLFE


      Born April 30, 1831, In Indiana. Died at 4 o'clock a. m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 1906, at her home in Union, Cass county, Nebraska.
      The death of Grandma Wolfe created much surprise and sorrow throughout this community, notwithstanding the fact that for some time she had not been in the best of health. Sunday evening she retired at the usual hour, and there was no indication that she felt any worse than usual, in fact she appeared quite jovial that evening. About 2:30 o'clock in the morning a slight noise from her bed attracted the attention of her son Matt, who hastened to her and found she was suffering an attack of heart failure, but yet conscious. He summoned a physician and neighbors quickly as possible, but all efforts to revive her were in vain, and at 4 o'clock she passed away, death resulting from neuralgia of the heart. The funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 o'clock p. m. in the Methodist church, Rev. M. S. Foutch conducting the services, after which the relatives, neighbors and friends accompanied the remains to the final resting place in Lewiston cemetery seven miles north of here, where interment was made beside the remains of her late husband Henry Wolfe sr., whose death occurred on March 10, 1905. The pall bearers were Charles Swan, Wm. McCarroll G. F. McNamee, G. N. LaRue, Myron Lynde, and John Klaurens (Clarence).
      Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Bridges, was born in Indiana, and at the time of death her age was 74 years, 9 months and 5 days. January 17, 1850, she was married to Henry Wolfe, and they settled in Cass county, a few miles from this village, in 1867. Grandma Wolfe, as she was familiarly known, was a kind old lady who always had a word of cheer for all with whom she met, and had been a faithful member of the Methodist church since childhood and took an active interest in the church and society work in this village.
A Card of Thanks.

      We desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who showed such kindness to us and such marked respect to our mother whose death we mourn, and we appreciate the evidence of true friendship, especially of the Aid Society of which our mother had been a devoted member.
Madison Wolfe,
Thomas Wolfe,
William Wolfe,
Henry Wolfe Jr.,
Charles Wolfe,
Mrs. Laura Grober,
Mrs. Jennie Shrader

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Obituary, Plattsmouth Journal, May 3 1906
I. N. GOCHENOUR FOLLOWS HIS LOYAL COMMANDER, GENERAL THAYER,
TO THE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS

In response to the last sad roll call, Isaac N. Gochenour, one of the few remaining members of the Old First Nebraska, passed away Friday night at ten o'clock at Burwell Nebraska, to join theranks of his departed comrades who are now numbered among the hosts of the happy hunting ground, under their brave and noble commander, John M. Thayer. No more will the bugle's reveille arouse him to the scenes of strife and action, for taps have blown, calling him to the sleep thatknows no awakening.

In Page County Virginia, the deceased was born in about the year 1840, and lived there until 1858 when he immigrated to the western country, locating near Syracuse, Mo, participating in the many dissensions that preceded the outbreak of the Civil War. When the hostilities were commenced he was among the first to respond to the call for volunteers enlisting inthe First Nebraska, on the 7th day of September, 1861. While in the service he was engaged in the great battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, the latter better known to old soldiers as Pittsburgh Landing, and toward the latter part of the war the regiment was stationed at Plum Creek, Nebraska, to protect the settlers from the deprecations of the Indians, who had taken advantage of the withdrawal of the troops from the frontier.

After nearly 5 years of active service, he received his honorable discharge, when the regiment was mustered out at Omaha. Having become very much attached to the state with which he hadfought during the rebellion, he located in Cass County near Rock Bluffs, and in a short time won the heart of Sarah Russell, with whom he was united in marriage. About a year ago he decided to take a homestead, under the new law that had gone into effect at that time, and therefore wentto Burwell, Nebraska, near which place he located upon a section of land. ON Wednesday, April 21, he proved up on his claim, and while waiting for the patent to be sent to him from Washington, he was taken with a severe pain in his back and began to grow worse rapidly. His wife and son Harry were hastily summoned from this city and departed for Burwell on the late train Tuesday night. After their arrival there they found that he would be unable to live throughout the week,and the other sons were sent word to come. They arrived there last night at half past six, in time to say the last sad good bye to their father, who died about ten o'clock last night.

A wife and five sons, namely Samuel, Walter, John, Harry and Claude, are left to mourn the loss of their father. The remains will arrive here this evening on No. 2 and will be conveyed to thehome of the son, Samuel Gochenour, in this city. No arrangements have yet been made as to the funeral.



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