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Donna Lorrene Calhoun, 1919-1919
OBITUARY—Donna Lorrene, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Calhoun, died Friday evening March 21st, 1919. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Johnson. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 27, 1919

Dorothy Lucille Calhoun, 1919-1920
Obituary – Dorothy Lucille, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Calhoun was born February 26th, 1919 and departed this life January 30th, 1920. She was one of twin children which came to bless the Calhoun family, and the last one of them to be taken; the other having been taken when only a few weeks old. Dorothy was taken ill only a few days prior to her death, and soon developed a serious case of pneumonia, which in spite of all that loving hands and skill could do took her from us to Our Father’s brighter home. We know that the father and mother and three brothers shall miss her presence greatly, but may they not sorrow in vain: for Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Funeral services were held in the M. E. church, Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. L. Philley, followed by interment in the Hillside cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. – A Friend.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 5, 1920

Glenn Campbell, 1902-1919
Death of Glenn Campbell – The community was saddened last Tuesday morning when a message was received announcing the death of Glenn Campbell, Monday evening at Excelsior Springs, Mo., where he had gone a week ago for his health. Glenn had been in ill health for some time and al that medical aid and loving hands could do was done. The body was brought to Palmer, Wednesday and funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock today at that place. Glenn was a favorite with all and will be sadly missed. It is hard, indeed, to part with youth; hard to gaze upon the youth when death has placed his cold mask upon the brow. It seems unjust to close the eyes forever at such a time, but our belief that the eyes are only momentarily dimmed, and that they have opened in another world, where the beauteous fields of Paradise spread out to the rapturous gaze, is what consoles the bereft mourner. This young man has filled the world with light and laughter and he goes to fill a place made by a hand, whose wisdom and mysteries we do not understand, and which finally makes all things right.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1919

Obituary – Glenn Campbell was born September 14th, 1902, at Palmer, Nebraska, and passed to the Great Beyond January 20th, 1919, at Excelsior Springs, Mo., at the age of sixteen years, four months and six days. He leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother and one sister together with a host of relatives and friends. He was a young man of sterling quality, home loving and devoted to his parents and a firm believer in the Devine Being. It seems impossible to find words that might bring some consolation to the bereaved relatives. There must be some place prepared by the Creator of all things where the sufferer is taken and where eternal light guide the footsteps to happiness and contentment. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Palmer, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23 at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. Baxeley officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Palmer cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 30, 1919

Andrew Gustaf Carlson, 1851-1913
Andrew Gustaf Carlson was born in Jonkoping Sweden, September 18, 1851. He came to America thirty two years ago, and has lived most of the time in this part of the country. Being an old settler, he was well known to all the people of Wolbach and vicinity. He died three miles south of Wolbach June 12, 1913. His death was caused by the kick of a horse. After the fatal accident he walked to the home of niece Mrs. Chas. Wagner, and remained there until the end came. He was one of the ten children, five of whom are living, one sister in this country and one sister and three brothers in Sweden. Besides these relatives he has several nephews and nieces living in this locality. Saturday June 14, 1913 at 2:30 p.m. funeral services were held in the English Lutheran church of Wolbach conducted by the pastor Rev. R. A. White. Interment was in the Wolbach cemetery. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 19, 1913

David Carlson, 1902-1942
DAVID CARLSON RITES TUESDAY – Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon for David Carlson at the McIntyre Funeral home. Rev. Primrose officiated. Burial was in the North Logan cemetery in the family plot. Pallbearers were Ernest Gibson, Andrew Thomsen, Archie Nelson, Carl Christensen, Ches Johnson and Harry Wohlers. Mrs. Seth W. Oleson and Mrs. Ralph Zlomke sang, with Mrs. Herbert Falk at the piano. Mr. Carlson died suddenly at his home at Turloc, Cal. He moved to the west coast in 1933 from Howard county, where he had made his home. Mr. Carlson was born May 5, 1902 in Howard county and was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Carlson, now deceased. He is survived by two brothers Harry, at Summitville, Colo., and Frank of Palmer, two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Miller and Mrs. Emma Nilles of Omaha, also four nephews and two nieces.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 30, 1942

Frans August Carlson, 1850-1922
Frans August Carlson was born in Switzerland, Sweden, on January 21, 1850, and died December 24, 1922, aged 72 years, 11 months and 3 days. He came to America in 1875 and made his home in Red Oak, Iowa, until 1877, when he came to Nebraska and took a homestead, upon which he since lived. He was one of the oldest settlers in Howard county. He was married to Ingrid Nelson on August 10, 1888, and to this union were born seven children, two daughters who died in infancy. The rest, together with his widow, survive him. For many yeas he had been in poor health, but during this long sickness he sought and found Christ as his Savior and was a firm believer in the blood of Christ. He was baptized and brought up in the Lutheran church. The funeral took place December 27, 1922, from St. Petri church at Logan, Rev. J. Magnussen officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Moline, and the remains laid to rest in the St. Petri cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 11, 1923

Gustava (Magnuson) Carlson, 1844-1932
Mrs. Gustava Carlson Answers Final Call – Mrs. Gustava Carlson passed away late last Saturday evening at the home of her son Oscar, south of Wolbach. Almost 88 years old, Mrs. Carlson had been in failing health for the past few years, during which time her children had shown her every care. Funeral services were held, Tuesday, July 5th, at 2 p.m. at the home and 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church in Wolbach conducted by Dr. R. A. White and Rev. S. S. Kaldahl. Burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. OBITUARY-- Mrs. Gustava Magnuson Carlson was born in Jonkoping, Sweden on October 20, 1844. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church when a young girl and remained a faithful member of the Church throughout her life. Married in her native country to John Carlson about the year 1863. To this union were born 11 children of whom 5 survive her. Five died in infancy and Emma died in 1898 at the age of 16 years. With her family of 5 children she came to America in 1884; her husband having preceded her a few years. They settled in Louisville, Nebraska, where they resided until in 1888, when they moved to a farm in Howard County near where she has been living with her son Oscar since the death of her husband in 1897. She endured the hardships of the early pioneers. Mrs. Carlson had been ill for the last few years. Death came quickly at 10 o’clock on the evening of July 2, 1932. She was vouchsafed a long life, having attained the age of 87 years, 8 months and 12 days. Five children survive her: Charles and Oscar of near Wolbach, Swan and Mrs. Anna Debord of near Palmer, and Mr. Charles Wagner of near Wolbach, 16 grandchildren, 6 great grand-children, and a host of friends. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means of expressing our deep thanks to all our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and sympathy, and for the many flowers and other gifts and for the help rendered during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved mother. Oscar Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carlson, Swan Carlson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner and children, Mr. and Mrs. John DeBord and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 7, 1932

Ingrid (Nelson) Carlson, 1865-1931
MRS. AUGUST CARLSON DIES – It was a shock to the community Sunday morning when it was learned of the death of Mrs. August Carlson, who was found dead in the morning, not knowing when during the night she had passed away. Mr. August Carlson preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral services were held in North Logan church Tuesday afternoon. MRS. F. A. CARLSON whose maiden name was Ingrid Nelson passed peacefully away Sunday morning, Jan. 4th, at her home west of town, reaching the age of 65 years, 6 months, 2 weeks and 3 days. She was born in Sweden June 17, 1865. In 1886 she came to America, coming directly to Kansas, where she made her home for a year. Later she came to Nebraska where she met Frans A. Carlson and was married to him on August 10, 1888. He preceded her in death, passing away 8 years ago this last Christmas. To this union were born seven children, four daughters and three sons. The sons are Harry and Dave, who are at home, and Frank, living at Wood River, Nebraska. Two daughters died in infancy. The two daughters living are Mrs. Hulda Miller and Mrs. Emma Miller, both of Omaha. She also leaves five grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Cecilia Anderson of St. Paul and Mrs. Annie Lindbloom of Denver, Colo., and by four brothers, Nels Nelson of Elba, John Nelson and Ole Nelson of St. Paul, and Loui Nelson of Boulder, Colo. She also has had another sister who preceded her in death, Mrs. Mary Anderson of Illinois. The funeral services were conducted from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Logan, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6th. Rev. S. S. Kaldahl, pastor of the church, had charge of the funeral. Many old time friends had come out to show their sympathy with the bereaved, and their final respect to an old time friend and neighbor. Mrs. Carlson was laid to rest beside her husband on the North Logan cemetery. May God bless her memory in the hearts of her children and many friends in the community. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to take this means of expressing our sincere appreciation to our neighbors and friends for their many deeds of kindness and sympathy during the brief illness and at the time of the death of our beloved mother. Harry Carlson, Dave Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carlson and Family, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Miller and Family, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Miller.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday January 8, 1931

Josephine Carlson, 1864-1937
Last Rites For Early Settler – Last rites were held for Mrs. Josephine Carlson who passed away August 20 were held Sunday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran church with the pastor Rev. J. S. [illegible] conducting the services. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Carlson was born December 11, 1864 in Sweden where she was baptized and confirmed in the state Lutheran church. In 1886 she was married to Carl Oscar Carlson and in 1889 they came to Nebraska where they made their home near Wolbach. Mr. Carlson passed to his reward in 1908. She has made her home here since settling in the community reaching the age of 72 years, 7 months and 9 days. Three children are left to cherish her memory: Mrs. Ed Nestor, Mrs. John Bengston, and Mrs. John Nestor, also a sister Mrs. Hilda Bengston of Lincoln, also many grand children and many great grand children and numerous other relatives and friends. As an early settler, Mrs. Carlson was among those who made this country their monument and to the surviving relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 26, 1937

Oliver "Kit" Carson, ca. 1857-1917
Obituary – Oliver Carson, better known as "Kit" was born in Springfield Massachusetts about 60 years ago. He died at the home of A. Pratt near Cushing, Nebraska, May 28, 1917. He came to Nebraska about 1878 or 79. For a while he was located at Minden. For 27 years he has made his home with the family of A. Pratt near Cushing. He had the reputation of being kindhearted and generous, and he had endeared himself to the family with whom he lived so long. They speak of him as having been like one of the family. He had very many friends which will make his departure a loss to the community. Funeral services, largely attended by the neighbors, were held at the Pratt home at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 29, conducted by R. A. White of Wolbach. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near Cushing.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 31, 1917

Richard Otto Carlson, 1923-1929
OBITUARY – Richard Otto Carlson, son of F. O. Carlson and Hannah Carlson was born in Greeley County, Nebraska, July 31, 1923. He was baptized in Wolbach, Dec. 7, 1923. He died in the St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Nebraska, March 20, 1929, aged 5 years, 7 months and 19 days. He leaves to mourn the loss his parents, six brothers and two sisters. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. A. White were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carlson in Brayton, Friday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. Burial was in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery at Greeley, Nebraska. The stricken family have the sympathy of many friends. "It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kind words and deeds of sympathy shown us in the sad hour of illness and death of our beloved son and brother. And a heartfelt thanks to School District No. 15 and Mr. and Mrs. John Ross and son for the beautiful floral offerings. We assure all, their kindness will never be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Carlson and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 28, 1929

Sarah Jane (Steenson) Carlson, 1879-1945
Former Resident Dies At Arnold – Mrs. Andrew Carlson, 66, of Arnold, former resident of this community, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. The family moved from Wolbach about 20 years ago. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning. Surviving are her husband and six children. The children are twin sons, Harry and Johnny, Mrs. Margaret Myers, Mrs. Madeline Strawsberrg, (sic) Mrs. Olivia Kelly and Arthur, all of Arnold. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Harry Burt and John Steenson of Wolbach, Pat Steenson of Rawlins, Wyo., James Steenson of O’Connor, Mrs. Margaret Murphy of Pasadena, Calif., Art Steenson of Rogerson, Ida., Joe Steenson of Wolbach, Emmett Steenson of Montella, Nev., Andy Steenson of Omaha and Lawrence Steenson of Grand Island.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 19, 1945

Funeral Services For Mrs. Carlson – Funeral services were held July 18 at St. Agnes church in Arnold for Mrs. Anders J. Carlson. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Rodney and Duane Carlson, Howard and Ed Strasburg, Jim and Bob Myers. Burial was in the Arnold cemetery. Sarah Jane Steenson was born March 16, 1879 at Greenville, N. J. When she was six years old she moved to O’Connor with her parents. On February 26, 1899, she was married to Anders J. Carlson. The family lived in Greeley county until 1924, when they moved to Arnold to make their home. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Glen Myers, Mrs. Harold Strasburg and Mrs. Paul Kelley; three sons, Harry, John and Arthur. Eleven grandchildren, two sisters and eight brothers also survive. The sisters and brothers are: Mrs. Mary Burt of Wolbach, Mrs. Margaret Murphy of Pasadena, Cal., John Steenson of Wolbach, Pat Steenson of Rawlins, Wyo., James Steenson of O’Connor, Art Steenson of Rogerson, Ida., Joe Steenson of Wolbach, Emmett Steenson of Montella, Nev., Andy Steenson of Omaha, and Lawrence Steenson of Grand Island. One daughter, Mrs. Theresa Daily, died in September, 1934. Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Steenson, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Silk, Mrs. Mary Burt and John Steenson, all of Wolbach, Pat Steenson and son Edward, of Rawlins, Wyo., Andy Steenson of Omaha, Lawrence Steenson of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. George Ferguson of Berwyn, Mr. and Ben (sic) Best of Callaway and Miss Jeane Barbar of North Loup.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 2, 1945

Larry Don Cartwright, 1935-1947
Larry Cartwright Killed Sat. Morning, Services Were Mon. – Mrs. Jennie Cartwright, Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cartwright drove to Hastings early Saturday morning being called there by the death of their grandson and nephew, Larry, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil D. (James) Cartwright. Larry died from shock following injuries received on Friday afternoon at 12:22 when struck by a freight car, which he apparently did not see or hear. The accident occurred a half block west of the Hastings overpass. Larry, who was partially deaf, neither saw or heard the train, it is believed. One wheel passed over his right leg between the ankle and knee. Prior to the accident the boy had not been seen in the yards. He was immediately rushed to the Mary Lanning hospital. Larry remained conscious until it was necessary to take him to the operating room, passing away at 12:40 a.m. Saturday morning from shock. Funeral services were held for Larry Don Cartwright at 9:45 o’clock Monday morning in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cartwright and at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Paul Lutheran church at Hastings, Dr. C. B. Harman of Grand Island officiating. Burial in Parkview cemetery, Hastings. A quartet sang: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", "God Will Take Care of You" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Pallbearers were: Donald Brandt and Leon Van Boening, two Den Chiefs and four Cub Scouts, Pack 207, John Crabtree, Arnold Hinricks, La Moyne Thomas and Jackie Blum. Larry Don Cartwright was born July 30, 1935 at Grand Island, Nebraska. October 1, 1935, he was received into the church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by the sacrament of Holy Baptism. On April 17, 1944 he came with his parents to Hastings, where with his parents he resided until the time of his death, Saturday, August 16, 1947 at the age of 12 years and 17 days. Since the age of 5 he attended school at Nebraska School for the deaf in Omaha. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cartwright, a sister, Marilyn and his twin brother, Gary, one grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Cartwright of Wolbach, a number of aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends. Larry was a kind and loving boy and his very brilliant mind kept his expressive hands constantly doing and making many things, which endeared him to and was the marvel of all who knew him. Larry will be greatly missed by his loved ones, school mates and friends. Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: C. J. Christensen, Chris Christensen and Mr. and Mrs. John Christensen, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mrs. Chester Price, Honey Creek, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cartwright, Wray, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cartwright, Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. D. Cleve Jackson, Fullerton; Mrs. Myrtle McIntyre, Scotia; Mr. and Mrs. Vern G. Dollarhide, Mrs. Jennie Cartwright, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Cartwright and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cartwright, all of Wolbach.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 21, 1947

Roland Dale Cartwright, 1902-1935
Roland Cartwright Laid to Rest Thurs. – Following brief services at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. Cleve Jackson, services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church here for Roland Cartwright. Roland passed quietly away at a St. Paul hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident near that place the previous Sunday. His wife, mother, brothers and sisters, with the exception of Mrs. Vern Dollarhide, who arrived too late, were at his bedside when the end came. Following the largely attended services conducted by the Reverends Primrose of St. Paul and Feldman of Wolbach, at the church, interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with the following friends acting as pall-bearers: Don Treat, Leo Riley, and Jimmie Smith of Lincoln, Howard Anderson and Earl Lincoln of Scotia and Robert Wilson of Wolbach.

OBITUARY-Roland Dale Cartwright was born at Villisca, Iowa, April 19, 1902 and departed this life early Tuesday morning, October 22, 1935 at the age of 33 years, five months and 22 days. On March 16th, 1903 with his parents he moved to the vicinity of Wolbach where they lived until the death of his father on February 9, 1908. Soon afterward the mother and seven younger children moved to Wolbach where the mother still retains her home. Being handicapped by an eye injury, received while very young, Roland left school after finishing tenth grade and took up employment in the F. M. Schmidt store, later being engaged by the J. S. Greer store Company. This position he held for eight years, resigning to move to Scotia where he was employed by the Bredthauer Department store for two years. During this time he was united in marriage to Carrie Keef of Wolbach on August 15, 1926. Resigning his position in Scotia, Roland and wife moved to Lincoln in 1928 where he accepted employment in one of the Freadrich Grocery Stores as a meat cutter, a position severed only by his death. After moving to Lincoln two children were born to their union, Roland Leo, age 6 and Florene Marie, age 4. At the age of 19 years the deceased was baptized in the Methodist church of Wolbach and with his wife and children was a regular attendant at the Methodist church in Lincoln. Besides a sorrowing wife and two children, Roland is survived by a loving mother, Mrs. Jennie Cartwright and seven brothers and sisters, namely: Wm. L. Cartwright and Mrs. Ida Mae Jackson of Wolbach, Mrs. Myrtle McIntyre of Scotia, Lester Cartwright of Norfolk, Mrs. L. Marie Dollarhide of Columbus, No. Dakota, Russell Cartwright of Fort Collins, Colo., and James of Grand Island, Nebr. A sister, Mrs. Viola Junk passed away in January 1917. Two brothers and a sister died in infancy. Although a home is bereft of a devoted husband and father whose wife and children were his first and loving consideration and a family circle has a vacant chair, surely, we who were privileged to call him either son, husband, brother, relative or friend were indeed blest, for not only is the death of Roland Cartwright mourned by a devoted family but by a multitude of friends. It has been truly said by many who were happy at having been his friend or fortunate enough to have come in contact with his loyal and sunny disposition: "He could not have had an enemy." So the hours of bereavement occasioned by his untimely passing are filled with countless, beautiful memories of his brief years spent in our midst.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1935

Mrs. William Cartwright, ca.1895-1921
MRS. CARTWRIGHT DEAD – She Succumbed at Hospital in Omaha After a Long Illness – Mrs. William Cartwright died last Thursday in a hospital in Omaha following an operation. She had been in poor health for more than two years. Mrs. Jennie Cartwright of Wolbach is the mother of her husband. Mrs. Cleve Jackson and Mrs. Chancey McIntyre are sisters. All were present at the funeral services in St. Paul last Friday. Besides the husband, Mrs. Cartwright is survived by one son, William, about 3 years old. The family lived at Georgetown in Custer county. Mrs. Cartwright was about 26 years old. The deceased was well known in Wolbach. She was beloved by all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 31, 1921

Charles Myron Caudill, 1935-1944
YOUTH DROWNS WHILE WADING – Charles Caudill, 9 Years Old, Slips Into Hole In Creek Near Family Home – Charles Caudill, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Caudill, was drowned Tuesday morning when he slipped into a ten foot hole in a creek near the family home three miles northwest of Wolbach. The tragedy occurred when the boy and his two brothers, Richard and Lyle, were returning from a pasture after herding cattle. The boys went wading in the creek formed by a dam. A heavy rain the night before had washed a deep hole in the creek. Charles slipped into the hole and being unable to swim, could not get out. His brothers, neither of whom could swim, stood by helplessly. One of the brothers ran to the house for help. The father of the boy hailed a passing car and went to the creek. Andy Nelson of Wolbach, driver of the car and the only one able to swim, went into the water and recovered the boy’s body. The body was lying face down in the mud. Clarence and Ernie Thayer, who were riding with Nelson, immediately started to administer artificial respiration but the boy, who had been under the water for more than an hour, was dead. County Sheriff Tom J. Murphy and County attorney T. J. Howard went to the farm to assist in the recovery of the body as soon as word of the tragedy reached Greeley.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 15, 1944

Last Rites For Charles Caudill – Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home and at 2:30 at the Methodist church for Charles Caudill, who was drowned last week when he slipped into a hole in a creek near the Caudill farm northwest of Wolbach. Rev. W. J. Primrose officiated at the last rites. The pallbearers were Roy Wilks, Buddy Perry, Raymond Knudsen, Jack Higgins and Ernest Thayer. The flowerbearers were: Betty Ann Knudsen, Anna Marie Petrotis, Peggy Harrahill and Lola Mae Higgins. Charles Myron Caudill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Caudill, was born near Wolbach on July 31, 1935. He attended the Midway school, where he was a fourth grade student. Surviving are his parents, two brothers and two sisters; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Quiller Caudill of Olympia Wash., and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jeffers of Idaho.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Harrison Quiller Caudill, 1882, 1947
Last Rites Held For Quiller Caudill Mon. – Last rites were held for Quiller Caudill Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Everett Caudill home and at 2:30 in the Methodist church, Rev. A. Clyde Ehert officiating. Burial in the Hillside cemetery. The Junior Choir sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Abide With Me". A vocal duet "Old Rugged Cross," Georgia and Dolores Jacobson accompanied by Mrs. Helen B. Adams. Pallbearers were: Griff Whitt, Ed Becker and George McNalley of Grand Island; Ambrose Whalen of Greeley, D. H. Marcoe and Bill Lantz. Flower girls were: Peggy Nealon, Ruth Marco, Jennie Caudill and Beverly Lantz, assisted by Mrs. Ernie Thayer and Mrs. Bill Lantz. Harrison Quiller Caudill was born on October 14, 1882 at Ashville, North Carolina and passed away early Friday morning, June 20 at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 6 days. He had been in failing health the past few years but was stricken suddenly at his home in Grand Island. After supper he complained of not feeling well and was preparing to retire, when he became suddenly ill and was taken to the hospital. Just a few days prior to his death he visited in the home of his son, Everett at Wolbach and with relatives and friends at St. Paul. In the year 1901 he came to Nebraska with his parents, where he grew to manhood. When a young man he was baptized in the Methodist Church. On June 16, 1909 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Studley at Greeley, they made their home in Greeley County on a farm until 1941. They then moved to Washington, where he was employed at the ship yards. They returned to Nebraska to live in Grand Island in 1944. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, Emma, six children: Mrs. John Whalen, Greeley; Everett of Wolbach; Donald of Grand Island; Mrs. Vernon Nelson, Edward and Raymond of Olympia, Washington; three brothers and three sisters: Lester of Idaho, Coy of Oregon, Wheeler of St. Paul; Mrs. Ed Meyers of St. Paul; Mrs. Bert Minard of Spokane, Washington and Annis Graham of Tenn.; 14 grand children and a great host of relatives and friends. Among the out of town relatives and friends attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nelson, Edward and Raymond Caudill of Olympia, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Caudill, Idaho; Fred Prewitt and W. B. Prewitt, Wyo.; Mrs. Quiller Caudill and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Caudill, Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Ole Wolfort, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Caudill, Mr. and Mrs. Leverett Caudill, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Jeffres, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meyers and Junior, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Petersen, Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nestor and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lucht, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tate, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Becker, Mr. and Mrs. George McNalley and Mr. and Mrs. Griff Whitt, Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marco and Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Whalen and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Whalen, Greeley.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, Jun 26, 1947

Loren Caudle, 1921-1927
Little Loren Caudle Dies At Hospital – A very sad event occurred last week in the death of Loren Caudle, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Caudle of this place. Death came last Saturday night at the hospital at Grand Island after several days of suffering. On the evening of July 2nd the boy had chewed up and swallowed a part of a fireworks called a spit-devil, and it is thought that poison contained in it was the cause of the child’s death. The poison acted slowly, and it was several days before the seriousness of the case was realized. The lad was taken to the hospital on Thursday evening. Little could be done for his relief and he passed away about 11 p.m. Saturday night. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon and the little body was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The deceased was the older of the two sons of the bereaved parents, and would have been six years old in September. The grief stricken parents have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. OBITUARY -- Loren George Caudle was born in Cozad, Nebraska, September 2, 1921, and died in Grand Island, Nebraska July 9, 1927, aged 5 years, 10 months and 7 days. His parents having lived for some time in Omaha and in Denver, brought him here in October 1926. He was baptized in the Cradle Roll of the Christian church. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to these parents in their sad affliction. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy during the sickness and following the death of our little son Loren, and also thank them for floral remembrances. Mr. and Mrs. George B. Caudle. [A resolution of sympathy from Wolbach Lodge No. 280 I.O.O.F. followed.]
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 14, 1927

Mary Ellen (Franklin) Caudle, 1880-1934
Mrs. J. W. Caudle Laid to Rest – Mrs. J. W. Caudle passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maynord Giersdoff, near Arnold Tuesday night, January 2 at eleven o’clock, following weeks of intense suffering. Although she has been afflicted for the past three years with the dreaded cancer, Mrs. Caudle has always borne her suffering with the greatest patience and fortitude. Many of her days were spent in reading her Bible. Her devoted husband and children were constantly by her side during her last illness and did every thing possible for human hands to do to make her days and nights comfortable. But in her passing they are comforted by knowing the Savior has called her where suffering is no more. Mary Ellen Franklin was born in Alleganey county, North Carolina November 22, 1880 and departed this life at Arnold, Nebraska, January 2, 1934 at the age of 53 years 1 month and 10 days. During her young life she lived with her parents and took great interest in Sunday School work. At the age of sixteen she was united with the Union Hill Baptist church and was always an earnest Christian. She was united in marriage to Joseph Woodson Caudle in July 1899. In 1902 they moved to Nebraska and lived near Wolbach which has been her home since, with the exception of a few years spent in Oregon and the last three years near Arnold. The deceased leaves to mourn her death, her husband and three children, Johnnie D. Caudle and Julia Ann Giersdorff both of Arnold and Harrison of Elm Creek, and one grand child, Howard Darnold Caudle. Two children died in infancy and one son George at the age of eighteen months. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother, all of whom reside in North Carolina. She was a kind wife, a loving mother and will be greatly missed by her loved ones. May God bless her memory in the hearts of her husband and children and friends in this community. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Arnold, conducted by Rev. J. Ross Fountain, pastor of the church. Burial was made in the Arnold cemetery. The Messenger joins with the many old friends in this community in extending heart felt sympathy to the sorrowing family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 11, 1934

Richard Caudle, 1902-1918
OBITUARY—Richard Caudle was born in North Carolina, February 11, 1902 and died at his home north of Wolbach, March 29th 1918. He has suffered with tuberculosis since last October which developed into dropsy and caused much suffering at the last. He leaves to mourn his loss a father, stepmother, six brothers and one sister. Five sisters and his mother have preceded him to the Great Beyond. His mother was a member of the Methodist church and Richard died in his mother’s faith. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Saturday afternoon, at two o’clock, Rev. J. M. Johnson officiating. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the father and the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 4, 1918

H. I. Cecil, ca. 1887-1945
DIES IN MINNESOTA – H. I. Cecil, 58, of St. Paul died Monday at Rochester, Minn. Manager of the St. Paul light and water department, he was a resident of that community for 22 years. Surviving are his wife and four sons. Mrs. Bernard Cecil, the former Leonamae Mathiesen of Wolbach, is a daughter-in-law.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, December 6, 1945

Ollie (Tilley) Cheeks, 1887-1910
Obituary – Mrs. Ollie Cheeks was born Dec. 4th, 1887 at Cherry Lane, North Carolina, and died July 29, 1910. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Tilley, and was united in marriage to Arun Cheeks Jan. 10, 1904. The deceased was loved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She is survived by her husband, mother, father, one brother and a sister. Her husband thinking the western climate would improve her health brought her to Nebr. March 10, 1910, but she grew weaker and weaker with that dread disease consumption until God called her home. She always lived a Christian life and for the last seven years was a member of the Baptist church. One child blessed this union, being a little girl who died at the age of three years. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church last Sunday morning, Rev. J. H. McDonald, the pastor, officiating. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 4, 1910

Ane (Hansen) Christensen, 1855-1933
Mrs. James Christensen Answers Final Call – Mrs. James Christensen passed away last Saturday night, about ten o’clock, just two hours before the dawn of her seventy-eighth birthday. Mrs. Christensen had been confined to her house for the past few months since she was injured in a fall. She was able to get about to a limited degree with the aid of crutches. She took ill Friday night passing on about 24 hours later. Mrs. Christensen, whose maiden name was Ane Hansen was born in Sealand, Denmark, Jan. 8, 1855. She was united in marriage to James Christensen July 7, 1877. The family came to America in 1882, living in Omaha two years and then coming to St. Paul. For the past 49 years Mrs. Christensen has resided in Howard and Greeley counties, the greater share of that being on a farm two miles west of Wolbach. In the spring of 1922, Mr. and Mrs. Christensen moved to Wolbach, where the husband died in August 1927. Of the eleven children, seven survived to mourn the loss of their mother. They are Mrs. Gus Holm, Chris Christensen, Mrs. E. L. Johnson, Arthur, William, Mrs. W. A. Christensen, all of Wolbach, and Mrs. J. W. Tempest of Omaha. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mary Hansen of Omaha. Mrs. Christensen was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Denmark, and remained true to her faith till death. The sympathies of the entire community go out to the surviving relatives. Funeral services conducted by Dr. R. A. White were held in Trinity Lutheran church Tuesday, January 10, 1933 at 2:30 p.m. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 12, 1933

Anna Christensen, 1890-1916
Obituary – Mrs. Anna Christensen was born December 24th in the year of 1890, being at the age of her death 26 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was called to her heavenly home on the night of February 28, at 8:30. She has gone to meet her mother, father, one sister and one brother, who had gone before her. She was called to her heavenly home after a long illness of which time she was bedfast 6 weeks. When she began to fail in the first stages of her illness a trained nurse was summoned and all was done for her that was possible. She seemed to improve wonderfully the last week and was expecting to get up and be around but God calls when he sees best so on the above mentioned date he called her home. She was married to Maurice Christensen and to this union 4 children were born, 3 boys and 1 girl, all of whom live to know the absence of a dear mother. She had been feeling good until about a half hour before she died, when she called them and bid them all good bye and told them she was going home. She leaves to mourn her death, her loving husband and children, Louie, Carl, Dale and Clara Christensen, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 23, 1916

Arnold Peter Christian Christensen, 1898-1921
ARNOLD CHRISTENSEN – The community was absolutely shocked and stunned last Friday evening when the word came that Arnold Christensen had drowned in Spring creek just northwest of town. Arnold, big and husky, with the smile and countenance of health about him; with every indication of happiness and prosperity before him, was the last one to be thought of as dead. Yet it was true. In company with Jim McHugh, Harry Wibbels and Paul White he went in swimming Friday night, June 10th. The water was deep and cold, and having been a rather warm day it is likely that Arnold was warm, so that when he plunged into the water he became seized with cramps or something, and went under, never to return to the surface but once. Jim tried to rescue him, but was nearly drawn under in the struggle. Harry Wibbles jumped into his Ford and secured help from the boys up town but it was too late. He had drawn the dirty water into his lungs, and life was gone. The stricken family have the sympathy of the whole community. OBITUARY – Arnold Peter Christian Christensen was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 18, 1898. He died of drowning near Wolbach, Nebraska, June 10, 1921, -- aged 22 years, 9 months and 22 days. He was baptized in infancy in the Danish Lutheran church of Council Bluffs. About ten years ago he came with his parents to Greeley county and has been a resident of the same ever since. Since the spring of 1920 he has made his home with his parents in Wolbach. November 8, 1920, he was united in marriage with Miss Leora Baird. He leaves to mourn the loss, his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Christensen and four sisters, namely, Mrs. Elna McHugh, Anna, Esther and Edith Christensen. This sad event has removed from our midst one who was well known and respected by all. His happy disposition and pleasant smile will be missed by many friends. He had the promise of becoming one of the rising business men of the community. In this dark hour all must submit to the will of the One who says, "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know after." Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The enormous crowd that attended the funeral Sunday, is but a token of the love and esteem in which Arnold was held by all who knew him. The firemen attended in a body, six of their number acting as pall bearers being, Walter Sawicki, V. E. Plank, Alfred Larsen, Floyd Peck and B. C. Minard. The following young ladies acted as flower girls: Cotta White, Margery Davis, Esther Nelsen, Agnes Maddox, Letha Campbell and Anna Nelsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 16, 1921

Carl Charles Christensen, 1877-1944
Carl Christensen Dies At Farm Home – Carl (Charles) Christensen, 67, died Tuesday morning at his home three miles north of Wolbach. He had been in ill health for several years. Surviving are his wife and five children, Lawrence of Iowa, Marvin, Mrs. Mable Lange and Mrs. Carrie Klein, all of Wolbach, and Mrs. Evelyn McCoy of California. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 15, 1944

Burial Rites For Mr. Christensen – Last rites for Carl (Charles) Christensen were conducted Thursday afternoon at the family home, followed by services at the Trinity Lutheran church, with Rev. C. B. Harman officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. Tony, Andrew and Rasmus Christensen, Edwin, Dave and Joe Johnson were the pallbearers. Mr. Christensen died last week at the family home north of Wolbach after a long illness. Carl Christensen, son of Lars and Christina Christensen, was born May 22, 1877, in Denmark. He came to America when he was 15 years old, living at Fremont for a few years, then moving to the Wolbach vicinity. On March 10, 1903, he was united in marriage to Alma Johnson. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Christensen lived on a farm ten miles west of Wolbach. Survivors include his wife and five children, Marvin, Mrs. Mable Lange, Mrs. Carrie Klein, Wolbach; Lawrence, Iowa; Mrs. Evelyn McCoy, Maywood, Ca. Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters: Andrew, Rasmus and Anton Christensen of St. Paul, Martin Christensen of Solvang, Cal., Mrs. Laura Nielsen of Laramie, Wyo., Mrs. Christina Mortensen of Laramie, Wyo.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Carl Harold Christensen, 1911-1934
Harold Christensen Dies Last Night – Wolbach and community were shocked this morning to learn that Harold Christensen, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Christensen living on east highway, had died about midnight from taking strychnine. According to the reports given us Harold had returned home from town and had retired, later calling his mother with the remark that he was choking. The county coroner from Greeley was called but it was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest. As we go to press funeral arrangements are not complete but no doubt burial will be Saturday afternoon. Harold was a young man of splendid character and his passing will be mourned by countless friends. The sympathy of the community is extended to the grief stricken family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 12, 1934

Harold Christensen Buried Saturday – Largely attended funeral services were held for Harold Christensen, Saturday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Rhine. The pall bearers were: Homer Cook, Ed Lange, Henry Lange, Leo Silk, Rex Marco and Henry Rother. Floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. Among those attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Hurt and baby, Harry Brengelman, Rasmus Christensen and Tony Christensen of Farwell; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelsen and children, Clarence Christensen, Albert and Andrew Christensen of Dannivirke; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Christensen of Scotia; Mr. and Mrs. Elof Anderson and son of Fremont; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Klein and sons, Mr. and Mrs. George Roth of Grand Island, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Balley of Fullerton. OBITUARY – Carl Harold Christensen was born at Wolbach, Nebraska, April 9, 1911 and died July 12 1934 at the age of 23 years, 3 months and 3 days. In infancy he was consecrated in baptism in the Lutheran Church. Surviving to mourn his death are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Christensen, three sisters: Mrs. Leo Klein, Mrs. Dick Lange and Evelyn Christensen; two brothers, Lawrence and Marvin Christensen and two nephews and one niece. Also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leander Johnson and a host of other relatives and many friends. CARD OF THANKS – To all the neighbors and friends who were so kind to us at the time and following the death of our beloved Harold, and to all those who sent flowers, we desire in this way to express our sincere gratitude. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Christensen, Marvin and Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lange and Darlene, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Klein and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrance Christensen and Jimmie. [Memorial poem followed.]
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 19, 1934.

Clara M. (Peterson) Christensen, 1871-1913
Obituary – Clara M. Peterson was born May 28, 1871 in Arnan, North Schwick Germany.  She came to this country in the year 1880 and located in Omaha.  On April 11, 1894 she was united in marriage to J. P. Christensen at Omaha.  After moving about considerable they finally located near Arnold and had just made preparations to move back to this community when the Angel of Death called her over to the beyond where all pain and sorrow are forgotten, on Saturday March 1, 1913.  Her death is deeply mourned by her husband, two children Julius and Annie and step children W. M. and Mary.  The remains were shipped from Arnold and arrived Thursday.  Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Friday at 1 p.m.  Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery.  CARD OF THANKS -- We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who so kindly helped us in our bereavement in the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother.  J. P. Christensen and children.
Wolbach Messenger,
 Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 13, 1913. 

Christina Nelsine Christensen, 1899-1941
Service Held For Christina Christensen – The funeral of Miss Christina N. Christensen, life-long resident of the Cushing community who died at her home a week ago last night were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse, officiating. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyre’s Mortuary. During her last illness Miss Christensen had been sick for about a month and seriously ill for a week. Pallbearers were Charles Merta, Carl Rochek, Leo Studley, Paul Paulsen, Dave Marcoe and Chris Borre.  OBITUARY – Christina Nelsine Christensen was born April 7, 1899 in Howard county, and passed away at her home four miles east and south of Wolbach July 11, 1941 at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was baptized at the Danish Lutheran church in Wolbach May 27, 1899. Miss Christensen was a patient sufferer during her illness. She was thoughtful, loving and kindhearted, and made many friends wherever she went. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Torvald Christensen; two brothers, Engelbret of Arnold, Neb., and Albert of Wolbach; three aunts, Mrs. Mary Martin and Mrs. Katie Nelsen of Arnold, Neb., and Mrs. Katie Hansen of Wolbach; two uncles, Nels L. Hansen, Wolbach, and Pete Hansen of San Diego, Calif., besides numerous other relatives and friends. CARD OF THANKS – We hereby wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all our kind neighbors and friends who rendered us every possible assistance during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister. We also desire to thank those who expressed their sympathy with beautiful floral tributes, the minister and choir. Torvald Christensen and Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Engelbret Christensen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, June 19, 1941

Dorothy Maria (Mortensen) Christensen, 1856-1939
Mrs. D. M. Christensen 79, Died Tuesday – Mrs. D. M. Christensen, early settler of this community passed away at the home of Mrs. Lewis in St. Paul Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock after several days of severe illness. She was born in Denmark and would have been 80 years old a week from today, November 2. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from McIntyre Funeral home in St. Paul and at 2:30 o’clock from South Logan church. Rev. Primrose will officiate and burial will be in South Logan cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 26, 1939

Last Rites are Conducted for Mrs. D. Christensen – Funeral was held last Friday from South Logan church and burial there. – Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy M. Christensen, widely known resident and pioneer of this community who died in St. Paul Tuesday last week were conducted Friday from South Logan church and interment was in South Logan cemetery. The pastor, Rev. W. J. Primrose officiated. Harry Lingford, Whitney Barnes, Mrs. W. J. Barnes and Mrs. T. C. Christensen sang appropriate hymns. After an illness covering some months followed by a heart attack, Mrs. George Christensen was called to her eternal reward Tuesday of last week at 10:00 a.m. Dorothy Maria Mortensen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Mortensen, was born in North Schleswig, November 2, 1856 and died on October 24, 1939 at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 22 days. She remained in her native land until she was 18 years of age, when she came to America and to Nebraska, settling at Fremont. Here she remained until her marriage to Mr. George Christensen on August 12, 1882 at Wahoo. To this union was born nine children. Mr. and Mrs. Christensen came to Howard county in the spring of 1891 having purchased a farm near here. Here the family has lived since. Mr. Christensen passed away October 4, 1931. As a girl Mrs. Christensen was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in her home land and coming this community was a member of the South Logan church and ladies aid. Mrs. Christensen was a woman of fine Christian spirit. She bore her share of hardships in the early days. She was a faithful housewife and a loving mother, a kind friend and true neighbor. Those remaining to mourn her loss are the three step daughters, Mrs. Annie Larson of Forsythe, Montana, Mrs. Fred Sondrup of St. Paul, Mrs. G. W. Hansen of Forsyth, her own children, Mark Christensen, Mae Christensen all of St. Paul; Mrs. Thomas Hansen, Wolbach, Chris Christensen, George Christensen and Carl Christensen, St. Paul. Mrs. Christensen has two brothers remaining, Chris Mortensen of St. Paul, and Martin Mortensen of McMinneville, Ore.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1939

Einer Christensen, 1942
EINER CHRISTENSEN DIES AT LARAMIE, WYO – Einer Christensen, a former resident of the Dannevirke community, passed away at his home at Laramie, Wyoming, Saturday following an illness extending over a period of a year. He leaves his wife and two children, a boy and girl. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters, Anton and Ras Christensen of Farwell, Chas. Christensen of Wolbach; Martin Christensen of Solvang, Calif., Andrew Christensen of Dannevirke, Mrs. Alfred Nielsen and Mrs. H. G. Mortensen of Laramie. Ras Christensen and Andrew Christensen went from here to attend the funeral, which was held on Monday, and burial was made at Laramie, Wyo.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 1, 1942

George Christensen, 1848-1931
George Christensen, Sr. Answers Final Call – George Christensen, Sr., for forty years a resident of Howard County, passed away at his home south west of Wolbach at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, at the age of 83 years and 9 days. Mr. Christensen had been gradually failing for the past few years. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Primrose of St. Paul, and Rev. Kahldahl of Wolbach, were held at the South Logan church Wednesday afternoon and burial made in the cemetery near by. Mr. Christensen, throughout his long residence in the community had gained the highest esteem and respect of his many neighbors and friends, and the sympathy of the community is extended to the surviving relatives. Geo. Christensen, Sr. was born in Grounebok Slesvig, Sept. 25, 1848, was baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran Church in Slesvig. He came to America in 1869 and resided with a brother at Wahoo. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Maren Norgaard. To them were born four girls, namely, Mary, Anna, Nora and Ida. Mrs. Christensen passed away in Sept. 1881 and a daughter Mary passed away at the age of the age (sic) 25 years, on Aug. 12, 1882 at Wahoo. Later he was married to Dorthea Marie Mortensen. In 1891 they moved to Howard Co. where they lived until his death. To this union were born nine children, namely, Mark, Joe, Elma, Mae, Eva, Chris, Geo. and Carl. One child died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, and eight children, 16 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 8, 1931

Hans Christensen, 1828-1912
Obituary – Mr. Hans Christensen – The subject of this sketch was born in Skydebjurg Tyen, Denmark July 27, 1828 and died at the home of his son Rasmus Hansen Sept. 2, 1912. At the time of his death he was 84 years 1 month and 6 days of age. He was married at Kjong Denmark to Miss Kjisten Madsen on the 23 of Dec. 1856. To this happy union 13 children were born and only seven of them live to mourn the loss of a loving father. They left their native country and came to America in the year of 1872 having lived in the state of Nebraska about 40 years. The funeral was held at the Lutheran church at this city last Wednesday the Rev. Mr. B. Peterson of Lincoln preached the sermon. The choir rendered some beautiful songs. The Messenger extends sympathy to the bereaved family. CARD OF THANKS – We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who so kindly helped to lighten the burden of our bereavement in the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. Hans Christensen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 12, 1912

Harry Christensen, 1900-1919
Train Kills Harry Christensen – Wood River, Neb., Nov. 4 – A young man by the name of Christensen, a truck driver in the employ of the state highway department, was killed at a grade crossing on main street here Saturday afternoon, when Union Pacific train No. 9 hit the truck he was driving. He was picked up by employees of the road and taken to Grand Island on train No. 8 a few minutes after the accident. He died within a few hours. His parents live at Wolbach and they arrived at the hospital in Grand Island just after he died. The truck he was driving was completely demolished. The train struck the vehicle, a five ton army truck and carried it nearly a quarter of a mile before the train was brought to a stop. The truck hanging out on the side of the engine, destroyed the company’s water crane, the mail crane and sign posts along the right of way. The train was in charge of engineer Dawson. The engineer saw the truck but was so close that he was unable to avoid hitting it. The crossing where the accident happened is an open one and no blame for the accident can be placed on the company – The Nebraska State Journal – OBITUARY – Harry Christensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christensen was born in Howard County, October 8th, 1900 and died at Grand Island, November 22nd, 1919, from injuries received when the truck he was driving was struck by a U.P. train at Wood River, Neb. The young man has lived in this community most of his life and is well liked by all who knew him. He attended Wolbach Schools and later attended the St. Paul High School. He leaves a father, mother, three brothers and one sister. The body arrived in Wolbach, Monday evening and funeral services were held Tuesday, at 2 P.M. at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. W. L. Philley. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. CARD OF THANKS -- We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness during our great sorrow in the death of our son Harry. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christensen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 27, 1919

Helen (Swanson) Christensen, 1892-1938
Death Comes to Mrs. C. P. Christensen – Came to Greeley County in 1898; Last Rites Conducted at Fairdale Methodist Church Friday Afternoon – The Angel of Death came suddenly to Mrs. C. P. Christensen Tuesday morning of last week while she slept after nine years of patient suffering. Funeral services were conducted from the Fairdale Methodist church, of which she was a faithful member many years. Friday afternoon interment was made in the cemetery there. Rev. W. W. Whitman of St. Paul conducted the services. As Helen Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Swanson, she was born at Batavia, Illinois, Febr. 17th 1892. In 1896, she, with her parents, moved to Greeley county where Helen received her education in the Greeley public schools. The year 1909 her parents returned to Ilinois, but Helen remained to finish high school and later attend Kearney normal college, following which she was a successful teacher for eight years. March 30, 1918, she was united in marriage to C. P. Christensen. Six children came to gladden their home: namely, Wendel, James, Dorothy, Robert, Willard and Kenneth. They have made their home at Wolbach continuously except for nine years spent near Central City. She, with her family, united with the Fairview Methodist church near Central City and when they returned to near Wolbach in Howard county they joined the Fairdale church. The sympathy of the Community is extended the bereaved family. Her parents, one brother and a sister preceded her in death. Four brothers, Fred Swanson of Wenatchee, Wash., James of Downs, Kans., Walter of Chicago, Ill., William of Coal City, Ill., four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Hamblin of Eta, Ill., Esther Menssen of Polk, Nebr., Ebba Skinner of Chicago, and Ruth Mintz of Barrington, Ill., survive as well as her husband and children and a host of other friends and relatives. "Home is not home, Mother’s not here, Dark is her room, empty her chair; Angels have taken her out of our care, Lifted her over life’s golden stair. Sleep mother, sleep, with your hands on your breast. Poor weary hands, they have needed a rest. Well we have loved you, but God loved you best, Dear heart He has given you a well deserved rest."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 21, 1938

James Christensen, 1853-1927
Old Settler Called To His Final Reward – Another one of the pioneer settlers of this community has been laid to rest. James Christensen, after an illness of about a year, passed away last Friday shortly before noon at his home in Wolbach. There is a feeling of deep respect in the heart of every one in the community for those who came here when the country was new and helped to change the raw prairies into a land of homes and productive farms. Mr. Christensen was one of these early settlers. He came to Wolbach 41 years ago, and has experienced the seasons of prosperity and adversity that have come during these years. James Christensen was born in Sealand, Denmark, May 30, 1853 and died at his home in Wolbach, Nebraska, August 5, 1927, aged 74 years, 2 months and 5 days. In infancy he was baptized and in youth confirmed in the Lutheran church in his native country. On July 7, 1887, he was united in marriage to Ane Hansen. To this union eleven children were born, of whom four preceded him to the great beyond. Those living are Mrs. Gus Holm, Mrs. E. L. Johnson, Mrs. Wilmer Christensen, Chris, Arthur, William Christensen, all of Wolbach, and Miss Minnie Christensen of Omaha. In 1882 he with his family emigrated to America and settled in Omaha. Two years later he moved to St. Paul Nebraska, and in 1886 he came to the vicinity of Wolbach and lived in different locations until he settled on his farm 2 miles west of town in 1898. About five years ago he moved to Wolbach, where his remaining days were spent. During most of his life his work was that of a carpenter. Many of the buildings of this vicinity were erected by him, among which are three of the churches of Wolbach, namely, the Danish and English Lutheran and the Catholic. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, seven children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, all of whom except one reside in this community. He has in addition to these, many friends who will regret his departure. Being well and favorably known, the surviving relatives have the profound sympathy of many friends. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Rev. Henry Hansen, Sunday August 7, at 2 p.m. and at Trinity Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. R. A. White. Rev. Hansen gave an address in the Danish language. The burial was in Hillside Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means of thanking all our friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy, and the floral gifts which we received during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. James Christensen and children, James P. Olsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 11, 1927

Kirsteen (Madsen) Christensen, 1833-1913
Obituary – Kirsteen Madsen was born in Kjong on Fyen Denmark on August 25th 1833, lived there until she moved with her family to this country 1882. She was married to Hans Christensen in 1856 where 13 children were born, 6 have gone on before her. Her husband died a year ago. She leaves 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys to mourn her loss of a loving and kind mother who was loved by all. They came to Greeley county and homesteaded in the early eighties. She has always loved her savior. Mr. and Mrs. Christensen became members of the Seventh Day Adventists church they both stayed faithful till the end. They believed in the Holy Script of the near coming of Christ. CARD OF THANKS – We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who so kindly helped us in our bereavement in the sickness and death of our beloved mother. Rasmus Hansen, Mrs. Andrew Christensen, Christ T. Hansen, Mrs. Holger Nyral and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 6, 1913

Maren (Christoffersen) Christensen, 1866-1946
Mrs. Christensen Dies At Chapman – Mrs. Maren Christensen, 79, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Peterson, at Chapman, where she made her home. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran church in Wolbach. Rev. C. B. Harman officiated. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers: Dr. A. H. Holm, Vern G. Dollarhide, W. L. Cartwright, E. L. Johnson, Albin Haggstrom and Paul Paulsen. Maren Christoffersen Christensen was born November 14, 1866, at Fyn, Denmark. She came to America in 1889. On May 7, 1892 she was married to Ole Christensen of Council Bluffs, Ia. Mr. and Mrs. Christensen came to Nebraska in 1910, locating on a farm between Wolbach and Scotia. In 1920 they retired from the farm and moved to Wolbach to make their home. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Art Nelson of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. V. D. Cartwright of Hastings. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Christensen was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Arnold, and two daughters, Mrs. Elna McHugh and Carrie Christensen. Attending the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Cartwright and family of Hastings, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McHugh, Mrs. John Nestor, Amil and Jimmie McHugh and Elenora McHugh of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. D. Cleve Jackson of Fullerton, E. J. Christensen, Christian Christensen, Marie Christensen and John Christensen of Council Bluffs, Ia., Roy Peterson and son LeRoy, of Chapman and Mrs. Jake Amen of Hastings.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 10, 1946

Niels Christensen, ca.1891-1947
Last Rites Held Fri. For Niels Christensen – Niels Christensen about 56, of Rockville passed away at his home on a farm South of Rockville last Monday as a result of a heart attack. Funeral services were held the following Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Dannebrog and burial was in the Nysted Cemetery, 4 miles west of Dannebrog. Surviving are his wife, two sons Albert and Clayton at home; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Tschudin of Cedar Rapids, Phyllis and Dorothy at home, his mother Mrs. Mathias Christensen, Wolbach; four sisters, Mrs. Del Frymire and Mrs. Marie Reemers of Grand Island; Mrs. Ida Black, McFadden, Wyo. and Miss Emma Christensen, Wolbach, one brother, Clifford of Pine Bluffs, Wyo. and a grand daughter. The Christensen family formerly lived here before moving to Rockville a few years ago.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 13, 1947

Ole C. Christensen, 1871-1941
Funeral Services for Ole C. Christensen – The funeral of Ole C. Christensen, 70, one of Wolbach’s well known citizens and former business man was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Roy Peterson home, with Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul officiating. Interment was in Hillside cemetery in the family plot, with McIntyre’s Mortuary in charge. Mr. Christensen passed away in a Grand Island hospital following an illness of ten days, he having been taken there November 1. He was a familiar figure around Wolbach, having been up and active about town until he was taken ill. Pallbearers were Wm. Cartwright, E. L. Johnson, Dave Marcoe, A. J. Larsen, David Bengtson and Gus Holm. He was born Feb. 9, 1871, at Gylland, Denmark, and came to America in 1889, locating at Council Bluffs where, on May 7, 1892, he married Maren Christoffersen. They came to Nebraska in 1910, settling on a farm between Wolbach and Scotia. Retiring from the farm and moving into Wolbach in the spring of 1920, he took over the operation of the Wolbach Telephone company. He retired some years ago. Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Roy Peterson of Wolbach, Mrs. Art Nelson of Kearney and Mrs. V. D. Cartwright of Grand Island, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; also two brothers, Christian Christensen, living in Denmark, and C. J. Christensen of Council Bluffs. A son, Arnold P. Christensen and two daughters, Mrs. Ella McHugh and Carrie Christensen, preceded him in death. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank everyone for their kindness and words of comfort to us during the illness and death of our husband and father. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Ole Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Cartwright, C. J. Christensen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday November 13, 1941

Thomas Christensen, 1875-1943
OBITUARY OF TOM CHRISTENSEN – Thomas Christensen, son of Mattie Marie and Christian Christensen, was born at Wahoo, Neb., July 22, 1875, and went to his eternal rest Jan. 20, 1943, at Merna, Neb., at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 29 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. When a young man in the late 1890’s he came with his parents and brothers and sisters to the Wolbach community and the family settled on a farm two miles west of town. He lived on that place until 1911 when he moved to Custer county. On July 19, 1913, he was united in holy matrimony with Anna Kristine Jensen and to the union a daughter and two sons were born. They are Elenor Camillia and Carl Harold of Anselmo and Pvt. Thomas Pershing of Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. Besides these and his bereaved widow he leaves to mourn his passing two brothers, John J. of Merna and Henry L. of Rapid City, S. D., and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cliff Union church at Merna with Rev. Ralph Pace and Rev. Harwood officiating. Burial was in the Cliff cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 25, 1943

Victoria Elenora Christensen, 1894-1944
Funeral rites For Miss Christensen – Funeral services for Miss Victoria Christensen were held Saturday afternoon, July 15, at the Lutheran church in Dannebrog. Burial was in the Nysted cemetery. The pallbearers: Maitland Reimers, Clayton Christensen, Vince Van Winkle, Francis Steinke, Elmer Reimers and William Lamb. Miss Christensen died July 11 at her home west of Wolbach. Victoria Elenora Christensen was born near Boelus, Neb., on July 18, 1894. She was a member of the Lutheran church. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. M. Christensen of Wolbach, four sisters and two brothers. They are Emma, at home, Marie Reimers, and Anna Frymire of Grand Island, Ida Black of McFadden, Wyo, Niel Christensen of Rockville Neb., Clifford Christensen of Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Her father preceded her in death in 1931. A brother, Alfred, died in 1929 and one brother died in infancy.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 27, 1944

Emma Eugenia (Mattson) Christessen [Chirstessen?], 1891-1921
Earnest Raymond Christessen [Chirstessen?], 1921-1921
Emma Eugenia Mattson was born in Howard county, Nebraska, four miles south of Wolbach, August 18, 1891. She died on the home place May 8, 1921, aged 29 years, 8 months and 20 days. In infancy she was baptized in the Danish Lutheran church of Wolbach by Pastor Johnson. She was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach, Rev. N. P. Grose April 19, 1908, and remained a faithful member of the same until her death. On January 16, 1918, she was united in marriage to Mr. Jasper Chirstessen. (sic) She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Mattson; her husband and two children, Jasper Reo and Hannah Ruby Christessen (sic); two brothers, Raymond and Alfred Mattson; three sisters, Mabel Fishback, Veda Eck and Ellen Loomis and many other relatives beside. Her newborn babe, Earnest Raymond, preceded her by one day to the Better Land, being born Friday, May 6, and dying Saturday, May 7, 1921. At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 1921 funeral services were conducted in the Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach by the pastor, Rev. R. A. White assisted by Rev. O. W. Stromborn who gave an address in the Swedish language. The church was packed to its utmost capacity by many sympathizing friends, and many were unable to gain admission. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The deceased grew up in this community and was known and loved by all for her upright Christian character and her happy disposition. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 12, 1921

Chesterfield Clapp, 1849-1916
Obituary – Chesterfield Clapp was born in Coles county, Illinois, February 4, 1849, died August 30, 1916. He moved with his parents to McKinney, Texas, when he was six years of age, but removed to Cole County, Illinois and resided there until 1867 when he went to Butler county Nebraska. He trapped during the winter of 1867 in York County Nebraska among the Indians. From this time resided mostly in Missouri until 1881 and moved to Washington County Arkansas, where he remained until June 1900. He then moved again to Nebraska, locating in Greeley county. In the spring of 1911 he came to Texas, purchased a farm four miles west of Blessing, Texas, where he has since resided until his death August 30, 1916. He was married to Mary Alice Cave December 5th 1877. To this union were born three children two of whom, George and Harvey survive him, the daughter Hattie Elizabeth having died November 5, 1895, at the age of 12 years. He leaves a wife, two sons, two brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 21, 1916

Henry Harvey Clapp, 1858-1934
Henry Clapp Answers Summons – Henry Clapp, a former well known and respected resident of this community, died at Torrington Wyoming last Thursday. Mr. Clapp suffered an illness last Christmas from which he never fully recovered. The body arrived here Sunday where it rested in the McIntyre mortuary until Monday. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2:00 o’clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Feldman, pastor of the church. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The pall bearers were William Messner, Fred Elliott, John A. Berney, Peter Berney, John Grossart and Andrew Kline. The wife and his son, Sid Clapp and H. I. Davis accompanied the body here from Torrington. Other relatives attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Waggoner and Mrs. Ella Waggoner of Clarks, Mrs. Vernon Sidders of Havens, Clyde Brooks and Richard Brooks of Osceola, Claude and Dan Collins of Lynch. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. OBITUARY – Henry Harvey Clapp was born September 4, 1858 in Coles county, Ill., and departed from this life April 19, 1934 at Torrington, Wyoming. At the age of nine he moved with his parents to Seward County, Nebraska. When fourteen his father died, leaving him as the support of his mother and younger brothers and sisters. In early manhood Mr. Clapp joined the Christian Church. In later years he was a constant reader of the Bible and a faithful believer till the end. On February 22, 1878 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Brooks. To this union seven children were born of whom two died in infancy and Mrs. Cinda Bucy who passed away in 1924. His wife passed away on September 26, 1926. For a number of years the family lived east of Wolbach removing then to Ericson, from there the deceased moved to Torrington, Wyoming where he has resided for the past sixteen years. On May 25, 1929 he was again united in marriage at Harrison, Nebraska to Mrs. Per[illegible] Isabelle Collins of Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Albert A. and [illegible}ley B. of Torrington, Wyoming, two daughters, Mrs. Flora Bucy and Mrs. Hattie Bucy of Wolbach, eight step children, two brothers, fifteen grand children and seven great grand children. "In life’s long battle for the right, Where Jesus leads I’ll bravely go; The victory seems far out of sight He’ll help me win, He tells me so. Tho in my strife my heart should bleed, And sorrow cause my tears to flow, He’ll give me just the grace I need To know his will, He tells me so. If on life’s stormy sea afloat, The waves should threaten to overflow, And sink my little fragile boat, He’ll come to me, He tells me so. And when life’s battles all are fought, And I have conquered every foe, I find at last the rest I sought, He’ll take me home, He tells me so."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 26, 1934

Mary (Brooks) Clapp, ca.1857-1926
Mrs. Henry H. Clapp Laid to Rest Here – Mrs. Henry H. Clapp died at her home at Torrington, Wyoming, last Sunday and her body was brought to Wolbach for burial, reaching here Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. C. Moore. Mrs. Clapp was the mother of Albert Clapp, Mrs. Eldon Bucy, and Mrs. George Bucy of this place. She is also survived by her husband and another son, Sidney Clapp, of Torrington, Wyoming. She was past 69 years old at the time of her death. For a number of years she lived on a farm about seven miles east of Wolbach, removing thence to Ericson, Nebraska, and about ten years ago to Torrington, Wyo. She was married February 21, 1878 and to Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Clapp were born seven children, of whom two died in infancy, and another, Mrs. LeRoy Bucy, passed away two years ago. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of many friends in this community at this time of bereavement.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 30, 1926

Johnna [Johanna?] Marie (Johnson) Clark 1914-1934
Mrs. Donald Clark Buried Tuesday – Mrs. Donald Clark of Grand Island passed away Saturday afternoon at the St. Francis hospital. The body was brought in the McIntyre ambulance to the undertaking parlor here and later removed to the home of Mrs. Clark’s sister, Mrs. Clark Sorensen. Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon in Wolbach Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. John Rhine pastor of the church officiating. The services were largely attended, many friends from St. Paul and Grand Island being present. Irma Grossart, Helen Nelsen, Dorothy Christensen and Zola Mae McIntyre served as flower girls. The pall bearers were six young men, friends of the family from St. Paul and Grand Island. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. Johnna (sic) Marie Johnson was born February 29, 1914 near Wolbach, Nebraska where she lived her young girl hood with her parents. Following the death of the father, Julius Johnson several years ago the family moved to Grand Island where she resided until the time of her death. December 19, 1933 she was united in marriage to Donald Clark of St. Paul, Nebraska. After a lingering illness of several months, she entered the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island on March 1, where she passed away at 1:05 P.M. March 10, at the age of twenty years and ten days. Besides her devoted husband, she leaves to mourn her untimely passing: her mother, Mrs. Carrie Johnson; three sisters, Lillie, Lucille and Evelyn all residing at their home in Grand Island. Also her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Andersen of Wolbach and a host of other relatives and many friends by whom she will be greatly missed. Her father and an infant brother preceded her in death. "Sweet Rose, fair flower, untimely plucked, soon faded, Plucked in the bud, and faded in the Spring: Bright orient pearl, alack too timely shaded: Like a green plum that hangs upon a tree And falls, through wind, before the fall should be. Oh, glory of our race that so suddenly decays: Oh, crimson flush of morning, that darkens as we gaze: Oh, breath of summer blossoms that on the restless air Scatters a moments sweetness and flies we know not where, I grieve for life’s bright promise, just shown and then withdrawn: Bt still the sun shines round me, the evening birds sing on; And I again am soothed, and beside the ancient gate, In this soft evening sunlight, I calmly stand and wait." The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family in their great loss of a loved one.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 15, 1934

Kathleen Donna Claussen, 1931-1936
Daughter of Former Resident Killed – Word came late Saturday evening that Kathleen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Caussen (sic Claussen), former residents here, had been run over by a truck and fatally injured in a Kansas town about seven o’clock. The Claussens had recently left Fullerton and were enroute south. Funeral services and burial were at Scotia Tuesday afternoon. No further information has been made available.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 29, 1936

Truck Brings Death To Claussen Child – The following from the Scotia Register concerns the tragic death of little Kathleen Claussen, which was mentioned last week: Kathleen Donna Claussen, little five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Claussen, was killed Saturday at Wakeeney, Kans., when struck by a truck on the highway. Mr. and Mrs. Claussen formerly lived at Horace and had moved to Kansas from Fullerton a short time previous to the accident. OBITUARY –Kathleen Donna Claussen was born October 11, 1931 at Wolbach, Nebr., and passed to her eternal home, at Wakeeney, Kans., on October 24, 1936 at the age of five years and thirteen days. She leaves to mourn her departure her bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Claussen, a sister, Jeannine, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the William Claussen home Tuesday afternoon were conducted by Rev. W. C. George of the Scotia Methodist church. The pallbearers, uncles of Kathleen, were Fred Claussen, William Claussen, Lloyd Madison and Earl Madison. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 5, 1936

A. S. Cleary, ?? -1924

BODY OF A. CLEARY FOUND The body of A. S. Cleary, formerly of North Loup, who disappeared from Forest Home mountain resort in California, August 28, 1924, was found by two young men hikers on August 16, 1926. The body was discovered part way down the steep slope of a mountain where it had lodged in a fallen tree and remained for two years undisturbed, although repeated searching parties had scoured the mountain sides in all directions. John and Charley Cleary of Santa Ana, were notified and they immediately went to San Bernardino, and in company with the coroner and others, got the body and identified it. Mr. Cleary had evidently followed a mountain path and climbed to quite a height when he either fell or slipped, or else suffered an attack of heart failure. The body was in a dried and mummified condition which made recognition possible.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, September 2, 1926, pg. 1, column 6

Albert E. Cleveland, 1838-1914 (poor copy)
Obituary – Albert E. Cleveland was born in Edwards St. Lawrence county, New York May 19, 1838. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to the state of Michigan where he spent his boyhood days. He was married to Miss Hattie Hunt of Casopolis, Michigan, predeceased, to this Union was born nine children of which five survive to mourn the loss of a loving father, Mrs. Mary Wight of Wolbach, Nebraska, Mrs. Dell Caudel of Grand Island, Nebraska, Charles Cleveland, residing in the state of Washington, William Cleveland in Colorado, and Herman Cleveland of Wyoming. He came to Nebraska in the fall of 1879 and has resided here since. He has been a member of the Free Methodist Church for 20 years and for the past six years was a member of the Horace Free Methodist church. On July 6th 1914 on account of ill health he decided to visit his son at Longmont, Colorado, and while there he passed away, August 19, 1914 at the age of 76 years 2 months and 28 days. He leaves 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Marietta Kinny of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, Mrs. Emma Decker of Kooskia, Idaho, Charles Cleveland of Arkansas and Arvis Kinny of Wolbach, Nebraska. A short service was held over the remains at Longmont, Colorado after which the remains were brought back to Wolbach, Nebraska August 19, and taken to the home of his daughter Mrs. Mary Wight, where the funeral services were conducted in the home August 20, 1914 by Rev. Robt Daughterty pastor of the Methodist church.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 27, 1914

C. E. Cleveland, 1914
DEATHS OF A WEEK – C. E. Cleveland, known to many here as Grandpa Cleveland, who has made his home with the Ed Wight family for so long, departed this life Monday at Longmont Colorado. He had gone west with the Wight family who are spending the summer in the mountains and not being in the best of health remained at Longmont while rest of the party continued their trip. Mr. and Mrs. Wight were in Hot Springs South Dakota at the time of his death but left immediately for Longmont. They will accompany the body to Wolbach for burial.
Wolbach Messenger, Thursday, August 20, 1914

Helen Kay Cochran, 1935-1941
Edna Jean Cochran, 1940-1941
Double Funeral Held For Cochran Children – Grim tragedy struck in the Bernard O. Cochran home at Cushing Monday afternoon when two of the Cochran children, Helen Kay, 5, and Peggy, nine months old, received burns that proved fatal to both. Little Helen Kay died Tuesday morning and baby Peggy, about 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. A double funeral is being held this afternoon at 1:30 from the Cushing Methodist church with Rev. L. A. Fishel officiating. The tragedy that claimed the lives of the little girls happened, according to information reaching us, when the mother left the house on a neighborhood errand. She had been away only a short time when Helen Kay, her clothing in flames, ran from the house screaming with pain. The mother extinguished the flames and called a physician but little could be done for the small girl and she passed away Tuesday morning. Her baby sister, who was also burned at the time, was thought to have been recovering but she too passed away Wednesday afternoon. A small sister and brother in the house at the time were unharmed. Doors of two stoves were found open, indicating the children had been playing with the fires. Surviving are the parents and the small brother and sister.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1941

OBITUARY – Helen Kay and Edna Jean, daughters of Bernard and June Cochran were born June 12, 1935 and April 4, 1940 and departed this life Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, 1941 at the age of five years, four months; and nine months, five days. During their short life they had endeared themselves to all their loved ones and friends. They were at the threshold of life. Helen was just starting to school and was entering seriously the building of life. They leave in their passing, their parents; a brother Clarence; a sister Peggy June, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson, Vivian and Jean; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cochran, a grandmother, Mrs. Kay Parks and an uncle, Robert Parks as well as other relatives and friends. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our many friends for their kind acts in the recent passing of our beloved daughters, sisters, nieces and cousins. We wish to thank Miss Ilene Harris and the choir for their songs and others for their floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Cochran and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson and family, Mr., and Mrs. Al Briggs and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cochran.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 16, 1941

Mary Jane (Dutcher) Cochran, 1849-1936
Cushing Pioneer Passes to Reward – After an illness of long duration, Mrs. Mary Cochran passed away at her home in Cushing, Wednesday, February 12, 1936. Services were held in the M. E. Church at 1:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon February 15, conducted by Rev. Rush of the St. Paul M. E. Church. Four old friends acted as flower bearers namely Mrs. Ella Smith, Mrs. Ira Sailing, Mrs. Hayo Lucht and Mrs. Laura Hathaway; and Wm. Bombeck, Jr., M. Golden, Ira and Isam Sailing, George Wilkins and Clifford Smith as pallbearers. The remarks made by Rev. Rush were based on the 23 Psalm and the choir sang "Good Night and Good Morning", "No Disappointments in Heaven", and "God Be With You." OBITUARY – Mary Jane Dutcher was born on the banks of Lake Champlain in New York State on March 2, 1849 and passed away at her home in Cushing, Feb. 12, 1936 at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 22 days. During her early childhood she together with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Dutcher moved to Wallingford, Vermont, where she grew to womanhood. While a very young lady she was baptized and united with the Baptist Church. On May 20, 1869 she was united in marriage to William O. Cochran at Ruthland, Vermont, and to this union 10 children were born. In the spring of 1880 they came to Nebraska settling near Columbus. They endured many of the hardships of pioneer life. In 1889 they moved to Cushing, Nebr., where she passed the rest of her life. On Feb. 12, 1907, her husband passed away. Mrs. Cochran united with the M. E. Church of Cushing soon after moving there and was a charter member of the M. E. Ladies Aid Society. She leaves to mourn her passing 5 sons and 2 daughters, namely: Mrs. Sophfa Mark of Iola, Kansas, Lyman of Columbus, Roy of Kearney, Frank and Fred of Kansas City, Mo., George of Omaha, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Cushing, and one grandson Bernard Cochran, who has been with her since infancy, also 15 other grandchildren and 12 great-grand children, two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Wilbur and Mrs. Nellie Merrill of Wallingford, Vermont, and a brother George Dutcher of Independence, Kansas, and a host of friends. Two sons, Henry and Walton and one daughter, Minnie preceded her in death. Though all that loving hands could do was done, Mrs. Cochran was sick a long time and she bore her suffering patiently until at the close of day she was called to her heavenly home. "Such beautiful, beautiful hands! They’re neither white nor small, And you, I know, would scarcely think That they were fair at all. I’ve looked at hands whose form and here A sculptor’s dream might be, Yet are these aged, wrinkled hands, Most beautiful to me. Such beautiful, beautiful hands – though heart were weary and sad, These patient hands kept toiling on That the children might be glad. I almost weep as looking back to childhood’s distant day. I think how these hands rested not When mine were at their play. But, oh! Beyond this shadow land Where all is bright and fair, I know full well those dear old hands Will palms of victory bear; Where crystal streams, through endless years, Flow over golden sands, And where the old are young again, I’ll clasp my mother’s hands!" Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral of their mother and grandmother were George Cochran of Omaha, Lyman Cochran of Columbus, Roy Cochran of Kearney and Mrs. Al Briggs of St. Paul. After the services all that remained of the faithful and loving mother was laid to rest in the Glenwood Cemetery beside her husband and children. – contributed. The profound sympathy of both Wolbach and Cushing communities is sincerely extended the bereaved relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 20, 1936

Walton Lee Cochran, 1885-1914
Obituary – Walton Lee Cochran was born in Glenwood, Neb. Dec. 16, 1885 and died at Cushing, Feb. 23th, 1914, age 28 years 2 months and 8 days. He was married to Alta Ames, Fairmon (sic), Neb. Sept 17th 1909. To this union were born three children two have passed away, one survive him Alton Darvin three years old. Mr. W. L. Cochran spent his boyhood days, and grew to be a man in Cushing, Nebraska. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Arcadia, which showed the brotherly kindness by assisting him during his illness and death. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, a little son, a mother, two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. John Marks of Erie Kansas, Mrs. Wilson, Cushing, Roy Cochran, Arcadia, Laman Cochran, Columbus, Frank Cochran, Columbus, Fred Cochran, Bellwood, and Geo. Cochran, Cushing. He was a patient sufferer and was often visited by the writer during his sickness. He died professing faith in the Meek and lowly Jesus. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church in Cushing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25th by pastor of the M. E. church of Wolbach after which the remains were carried back by the I.O.O.F. lodge of St. Paul to the home of his mother, and on Thursday morning was shipped to Fairmont to be laid at rest beside his two children. "Heaven is but earth made richer, Therein can be no loss, To meet our loved and longing, Thou hast no gulf to cross."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 5, 1914

Ella Jane (O’Donnell) Coe, 1871-1946
LAST RITES FOR MRS. COE – Aged Resident of Cedar Rapids Dies After Long Illness – Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Cedar Rapids for Mrs. S. E. Coe, who passed away Thursday morning at her home in Cedar Rapids after a lingering illness. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vermullen officiated. Ella Jane O’Donnell was born October 7, 1871 at Wilkes Barre, Pa., and was 74 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, seven children, sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The children are: Lloyd, of San Francisco, Mrs. Georgia Johnson and Mrs. Mamie Coopland of Huntington Park, Calif., Mrs. Ellen Nelson of St. Edward, Mrs. Alice Hollingshead of Omaha, and Carl and Mrs. Ruth Lowe of Wolbach. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Kenneth Smith, Ted and Fred Hemmingsen, Richard, Edward and Leonard Hollingshead. Relatives attending from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hollingshead, sons, Dick and Eddie, and daughter Norma, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hollingshead, all of Omaha; Mrs. Forrest Walker of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelson of St. Edward; Mr. and Mrs. George McKnight, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hemmingsen, Freddie Hemmingsen and Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, all of Primrose; Mrs. E. A. Johnson and Mrs. Ernie Coopland of Huntington Park, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Coe, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Lowe and daughter, Mary, all of Wolbach. One son, Lloyd Coe, was unable to attend.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 16, 1946

Christina Doris Bazar Collins, 1856-1942
FORMER RESIDENT BURIED IN IOWA – Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Collins, former well-known resident of Wolbach, who died at Lewis, Iowa, July 22 were held there, July 25 from the Christian church with Rev. A. Breeling of the Lewis Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the Lewis cemetery. Mrs. Christina Doris Collins was born Dec. 25, 1856 in Sweden and died at Lewis, Ia., July 22, 1942 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 27 days. She had been in poor health for the past year and a half after injuring her ankle and suffering from infection. She came with her parents to America in 1866 and the family settled near Griswold, Ia. Here she grew to womanhood. She married Conrad Bazar who passed away in 1886. Later she married John Collins. She was the mother of fourteen children all of whom have preceded her in death except five. Those left to mourn her passing are Mrs. Pearl Shirley, Lewis, Ia., Mrs. Emily Studley, Oconto, Neb., Edd Bazar, Omaha, Neb., Elmer Collins, Lincoln, Neb., and Elva Phillips, Pasadena, Calif.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 6, 1942

Tom Collins, 1946
VICTIM OF CRASH – Mrs. Louis Bartunek received word last week of the death of her brother-in-law, Tom Collins of Hemingsford, who was killed in a car accident. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Hemingsford. Mr. Collins lived southeast of Wolbach about 30 years ago.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, September 19, 1946

Mr. Compton, 1914
Death Angel’s Visit – Though it was known that Mr. Compton was seriously sick several days prior to his death, but few if any realized that his condition was so serious and it was indeed a severe shock to all when it became known Friday morning that death had claimed him at an early hour that morning. He had been sick only about a week from stomach and liver trouble and was getting along as well as could be hoped for, when hypo-static pneumonia set in just twenty-four hours prior to death. Mr. Compton had made many friends in this community during his fourteen years of residence and was a man of progressive nature with an aim to aid in all worthy movements which would tend toward the building up the community. Prior to coming to Greeley he had been engaged in newspaper work and in fact the greater portion of life had been devoted to that profession. Saturday accompanied by Mrs. Compton and Mrs. T. F. Byrne the body was shipped to Waverly, Iowa where on Monday it was laid to rest in the family lot. During the hours of the funeral all business houses of Greeley closed their doors in respect for their departed townsman. Mrs. Compton has the sincere sympathy of all in her hour of loss. – Leader-Independent, Greeley.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 9, 1914

Susan Anna (Bowlby) Connett 1853-1911
Obituary – Susan Anna Bowlby Connett was born October 17, 1853, in Noble county, Indiana, and died at her late home in Wolbach May 4, 1911. She was married in Polk county, Nebr. Feb 19th, 1853 to Jasper N. Connett. To this union was born three children, two of whom are living, Mrs. John Lyons and Bessie E. Connett. The deceased is also survived by her husband and one brother, William H. Bowlby of Burwell. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church last Friday afternoon, Rev. McDonald, the pastor officiating. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 11, 1911

Anna Connor, 1865-1941
Funeral Held for Mrs. R. J. Connor – The funeral of Mrs. R. J. Connor who passed away at her home Saturday evening after a long illness was conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house and at 2:30 from the Methodist church with Rev. L. A. Fishel in charge. Burial was in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyres. Pallbearers were E. L. Johnson, Ernest Rother, J. B. Oakely, Robert Wilson, George Jacobson and M. H. Teilmann. Mrs. Connor was an early settler of Greeley county having come here with her husband in the fall of 1894 from Waverly, Neb., where the family had first lived on coming to this state. She and Mr. Connor farmed for many years before moving to Wolbach about 30 years ago. Mrs. Connor was born at Welling, Ontario, Ca., Feb. 18, 1865 and two months later her parents moved to Greenville, Mich., where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Robert J. Connor on Jan. 12, 1885 at Stanton, Mich., and that fall they moved to Waverly. Three daughters were born to their union, one of them, Mrs. Leona Smith, died in 1920. The two surviving daughters are Mrs. Ernestine Steenson of Greeley and Mrs. Josephine Davis of Grand Island.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 9, 1941

Robert J. Connor, 1862-1946
Robert Connor Dies Monday – Robert Connor, 83, a resident in the Wolbach vicinity since 1894, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Steenson, at O’Connor. Mr. Connor had been seriously ill since January 10. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church in Wolbach. Another daughter, Mrs. J. Manly Davis, of Grand Island also survives.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 31, 1946

Funeral Services For Robert Connor – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church for Robert J. Connor, who died January 28 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Steenson, Rev. A. C. Ehret of North Loup officiated. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers were E. H. Davis, Dr. A. H. Holm, E. L. Johnson, W. L. Cartwright, George Jacobson and Ed Allen. Mr. Connor was born near Georgian Bay, Ontario, March 16, 1862. He was married on January 12, 1885, to Miss Annie Brady in Montcalm county, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Connor moved to Nebraska on October 6, 1885, settling at Waverly. In 1894 they moved to a homestead three miles north of Wolbach, where they lived until 1910, when they moved to Wolbach. Mrs. Connor died October 4, 1941. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Mrs. Lenora Smyth, who died in 1920. Mr. Connor was a member of the Methodist church. He joined the Masonic order in 1901 and was a charter member of Wolbach Lodge No. 292, A. F. & A. M. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steenson and Mrs. Josephine Davis, of Grand Island. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Irene Winfrey of Hastings, Mrs. Vera Herman of Fairfield, Calif., and Marvin Steenson of O’Connor; six great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Out-of-town relatives attending the last rites were: Charles Connor, Mrs. Fred Ward of Ft. Morgan, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. J. Manly Davis of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Winfrey and family of Hastings.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Anna Christine Cook, 1903-1923
POPULAR YOUNG LADY DIES VERY SUDDENLY – Miss Anna Cook Passes Away in Grand Island Hospital – This community was sorely shocked Tuesday morning when word was received that Miss Anna Cook had passed away in a Grand Island hospital at 10 o’clock Monday night. Miss Anna was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cook, who reside five miles west of Wolbach, and came here some eight or nine years ago with her parents, growing to womanhood in the community. On the 10th of last month she celebrated her 20th birthday. She had been suffering for several days, but her ailment was not thought serious until Saturday evening, when her case became so serious that an operation was necessary. She was rushed to Grand Island that night and submitted to the operation at 1:30 a.m. Monday. She gradually grew worse and her relatives were called to her bedside, but death relieved her at 10 p.m. Monday. The remains were brought to the home of her parents yesterday, and the funeral will be held from the Lutheran church at 2:30 today, with interment in the Hillside cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their hour of grief.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 19, 1923

Obituary – Anna Christine Cook, daughter of Erick and Sarah Cook, was born at Winside, Wayne county, Nebraska, June 10, 1903. When she was about 12 years of age she moved with her parents to the farm four miles west of Wolbach, where she made her home until death claimed her. In infancy she was baptized in the Lutheran church, and on March 31, 1918 she was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach. On July 16, 1923, she died in the General hospital at Grand Island at the age of 20 years, 1 month and 7 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Erick Cook, three brothers and three sisters, namely: Einer, Alfred and Arthur Cook, all of Wolbach; Mrs. Martha Wetherman of Manson, Iowa, Mrs. Elinor Sundahl of Winside, Nebr., and Lulu Cook of Wolbach. The family is well known in the community and have the profound sympathy of all in their hour of great sorrow. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, were held in Trinity Lutheran church on Thursday, July 19, 1923, at 2:30 p.m. after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to take this mean of showing our appreciation for the kindness extended to us hrn(sic) our bereavement during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister, Anna. Also to the neighbors and friends for their beautiful floral offerings. ERICK COOK AND FAMILY.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 26, 1923

Eleanor Margaret Cook, 1922-1932
ELEANOR COOK PASSES AWAY – This community was saddened by the death of Eleanor Cook, Wednesday of last week at the St. Paul hospital. She was sick only a few days and died following a serious operation. Funeral services were held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at the Cushing Methodist Church, Rev. H. A. Feldman officiating. Burial was made at Hillside cemetery in Wolbach. OBITUARY – Eleanor Margaret Cook was born at Cushing, Nebr., January 3, 1922, and passed away at St. Paul at 3:30 o’clock p.m. Febr. 10, 1932 at the age of 10 years, 1 month and 7 days. Eleanor moved about in our little village and became a great favorite among her comrades, her smile was like a Sunbeam and captured the hearts of older people as well as young. She will be missed by all. She was a sincere Christian believer and was faithful to Our Master and was ready when He called her Home. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, four brothers, and two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cook; Earl, Lloyd, Wayne, and Roland; Ethel and Hazel Dell, many other relatives and a host of friends. "I cannot say and I will not say That Eleanor is dead, -- she is just away. With cheery smile and wave of her hand, She has wandered away, to that Heavenly Land. And leaves us dreaming how very fair, It needs must be since she lingers there. And father and mother, who the very most yearn, For that sweet happy smile and the glad return, Think of her faring on, as dear In the love of there, as the love of here. Think of her still as the same. I say, Eleanor is not dead—she’s just away." CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy extended to us during the illness and at the time of death of our beloved daughter and sister, Eleanor. We especially wish to thank Rev. Feldman for his comforting words, those who sang for their music, and those contributing for the beautiful flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook and Family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 18, 1932

Erick Cook, 1870-1940
Funeral Rites for E. Cook at Carroll – Funeral services for Erick Cook, former widely known resident of the Wolbach community who died at his home at Carrol, Neb., were held March 30, from the Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. C. E. Fredrickson officiating. Burial was at Carroll. Erick Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Neilsen Kock (sic) was born in Soerring, Dallerup, Denmark August 31, 1870. He died at his home at Carroll, March 28, 1940, at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 27 days. He was baptized in the Lutheran church at Dallerup and in the year 1884 he was confirmed. He kept his faith until his death. He emigrated to the United States in 1894 and settled in Illinois, where he was employed by the railroad. Later he came to Omaha and in March 1896 he came to Wayne county. He was united in marriage to Sarah Pedersen May 16, 1889. To this union were born seven children. One daughter, Anna, preceded him in death in 1923. He farmed for 18 years near Winside. In March 1915 he moved with his family to Wolbach, where he purchased a farm. In 1927 he came to Carroll and has been in business here since that time. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Martha Brown of Omaha, Mrs. Eleanora Sundahl of Carroll, Mrs. Lulu Otte of Wisner, three sons, Einer of Lancaster, Calif, Alfred of Laurel and Arthur at home. Twenty-two grandchildren also a sister and a brother in Denmark.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 11, 1940

James H. Cook, 1845-1931
James H. Cook Dies Suddenly – James H. Cook died at his home seven miles southeast of Wolbach last Saturday at about 4:30 p.m. after a short illness. He was 85 years, 4 months and 4 days old. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. R. Hamilton, were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, and burial was made in the Rock Creek cemetery. Mr. Cook was born in Buchanan county, Missouri, December 29, 1845. In 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma McCurdy and to this union eleven children were born: Henry of Eugene, Oregon; Charles of Cushing; Arden of Wrights, Wyo., Ralph of Fullerton; Arthur of Wrights, Wyo; Clarence of Wolbach, Hugo of Cushing; Mrs. Meadie Blake of Cushing; Mrs. Nellie Gregg of Wrights, Wyo; Mrs. Vola Brandt of Gothenburg; Mrs. Lillian Lantz of Edgerton, Wyo. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Ruth Maskow of St. Joseph, Mo., and a brother, Perry Cook of St. Louis; 37 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Coming to Nebraska as a young man he and his family lived for 16 years in Butler county. From there they moved to a farm near Cushing where he resided until his death.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 7, 1931

Minerva J. (Cook) Cook, 1873-1927
Mrs. Minerva Cook Dies at G. I. Hospital – After several months of serious illness, Mrs. Minerva Cook passed away at the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island at 3 o’clock last Friday morning. Mrs. Cook was taken to the hospital about six weeks ago. The body was brought to Wolbach Sunday afternoon on the Burlington passenger, and after a short funeral service at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. E. C. Moore, interment was made in Hillside cemetery. Minerva J. Cook was born in North Carolina July 13, 1873 and died at Grand Island May 6, 1927, aged 53 years, 9 months and 21 days. Her husband preceded her in death about fifteen years ago. She is survived by two sons, Wm. Kyle Cook and Henry Cook, Henry, the younger, now residing at Wolbach. She is also survived by four brothers, John H. Cook of North Carolina, Joseph L. of Los Angeles, W. E. and Tyrie Cook of Grand Island; and by three sisters, Mrs. Fannie L. Phipps of Lincoln, Mrs. Susanna Squires of Wolbach, and Mrs. Cora Lucht of Cushing. She united with the Seventh Day Adventist church about 7 years ago and has remained faithful ever since.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 12, 1927

Vernon Carl Cook, ca. 1940-1945
YOUTH DIES – Mrs. Scerona Squires received word last week that Vernon Carl, 4 -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Cook, died Thursday in a hospital following an appendectomy.  Funeral rites were held Saturday.  Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Lila and Dorothy, and one brother, Lee.
Greeley
Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 31, 1945.

Zola Iris Corbett, 1925-1940
Funeral Held for Zola Iris Corbett – The funeral of Zola Corbett of Cushing who died at her home Thursday night from pneumonia which followed measles was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Cushing Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse, officiating. Burial was in the Meyers cemetery northwest of town. Pallbearers were Ted McIntyre, Leonard Dunn, Ernie Andersen and Merlin Goering. Zola Iris Corbett, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Corbett was born at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Middleton, near Central City, Neb., Feb. 8, 1925, and passed away June 5, 1940 at the age of 15 years, 3 months and 28 days. She resided on a farm near Cushing, Neb. until three years ago when she moved with her parents to Cushing. She attended the Lutheran Sunday school in Cushing where she will be greatly missed by her many friends and school mates. She was a very happy, sweet, loveable girl spreading happiness and cheer where ever she went. She leaves to mourn her passing besides her mother and father and grandparents, an aunt, Mrs. Cora Corbett of Oregon and a host of other friends and relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 13, 1940

William Francas Correll, 1859-1930
Obituary of William Correll – William Francas, son of Abram and Charolotta Correll was born at Richview, Illinois, February 24, 1859 and departed this life Jan. 14, 1930 at the age of seventy years, ten months and twenty days. He was the youngest of twelve children, eight brothers and three sisters who, with his parents, have preceded him to the great beyond. In 1884 he was united in marriage to Nettie J. Pitchford. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Josie Hill and Mrs. Lillian Terry of Grand Island, Nebr., and Mrs. Ada Belle Skrivan of Tilden, Nebr. At the age of twenty-three he united with the Baptist church at Richview, Ill. After coming to Wolbach he united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been faithful to the Sunday school and the Church. He was a good husband and father. He always tried to be patriotic to all civic betterments. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and also of the Modern Woodmen of America. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife and three children and eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Geo. Correll of Ashley, Illinois, two nephews, Ed Correll of Oshkosh, Nebr., and Albert Masters of Omaha, Nebr., one niece, Mrs. Tom Cox, of Cedar Rapids, Nebr., and a host of relatives and friends. "Soldier of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare’s past; The battle’s fought, the race is run And thou art crowned at last." Mr. Correll’s funeral was held last Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church in Wolbach. Rev. Hamilton preached a splendid funeral sermon, which was followed by the beautiful and impressive services of the Oddfellow lodge, of which Mr. Correll was a member. The three daughters of the deceased, nearly all of his grandchildren and many other relatives were here to attend the funeral. Among them were Mrs. E. H. Hills, sons Edwin, Kenneth and Darold, and daughter Wilma, of Grand Island, and also Miss Gertude (sic) Hills of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry, Miss Ruby and Arthur of Grand Island, Mr. Ervin Terry of Cairo; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skrivan and son Albert of Tilden; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cox and Mrs. Walter Cox of Cedar Rapids; Royden Cox of Endfield; Mrs. Willard Beeman of Palmer; and Mr. Ed Correll of Oshkosh. Mr. Ed Correll, who is a nephew of the late Wm. Correll, and Mrs. Albert Skrivan are remaining here for several days visit with Mrs. Correll. CARD OF THANKS -- To our neighbors and friends, to all the members of the I.O.O.F., M.W.A., R.N.A., and Rebekah lodges, and to the church board and Sunday School, we are deeply grateful for the many expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, and we wish in this way to convey to each one our sincere thanks. And we would add a special word of appreciation, also, for the many beautiful floral gifts. Mrs. Wm. Correll, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hills and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Skrivan and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1930

Clarence Paine Corwin, 1901-1914
CLARENCE CORWIN PASSES BEYOND – 15 (sic) Year Old Clarence Corwin Succumbs to Attack of Acute Appendicitis. – Clarence Paine Corwin was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Corwin. He was born in this county on a farm six miles north of Wolbach on February 2nd 1901 and died at his home eight miles north of Wolbach on Saturday July 4th 1914. Acute appendicitis was the cause of his death. Clarence was one of the most manly little fellows we have ever known and the fact that he had lived his short life entirely in this community made him known to almost everyone. He attended the Wolbach schools last year, graduating from the seventh grade with every honor. He was a member of the Lutheran Boy’s Brigade and was popular with the young people and will be missed from their circle. Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church Monday July 6th at 2:30 p.m. and interment made in the Wolbach cemetery. Rev. White was in charge of the services. The attendance was large, the church being filled to seating capacity. The Lutheran Boy’s Brigade and schoolmates escorted the body to the cemetery headed by Carl Neilsen carrying a large floral cross. Besides his father and mother he leaves one sister, Gladys to mourn his untimely departure from a life so full of golden prospects. The stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their hour of trouble.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 9, 1914

Cora Minnie Cox, 1931-1931
One of Twins Passes Away – Twins, a boy and a girl, were born about 6 a.m., Saturday, June 20 to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cox. The girl, little Cora Minnie passed away an hour and a half after birth. A funeral service for the little one was held at the cemetery in Wolbach at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. R. Hamilton. Leaving to mourn her loss, is a mother, father, two sisters, Erma and Anna, two brothers, Raymond and Ernest John, her twin brother. Another child, Frieda, passed away about thirteen years ago at the age of 16 days and lies buried in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 25, 1931

Ellen (Russell) Cox, 1866-1945
MRS. J. J. COX DIES THURSDAY – Funeral Services Are Held Sunday Afternoon At Methodist Church – Mrs. J. J. Cox, 79, died early Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Wagner. Mrs. Cox suffered a heart attack April 20 and had been confined to bed since that time. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wolbach after brief services at the J. W. Cox home. Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul officiated. Pallbearers were Ed McKelvey, Scott Barr, Dr. A. H. Holm, Bill Allen Archie Nelson and Algie Wibbels. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. Ellen Russell was born January 23, 1866, at Richview, Ill. She spent her childhood and grew to womanhood there. On October 15, 1885, she was married in Richview to John J. Cox. Four years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Cox moved to Nebraska, locating on a farm near Cedar Rapids. They later moved to a farm near Wolbach, where they lived until 1938, when they moved to Wolbach because of failing health. Surviving are eight children: Mrs. Ada Trautman and Mrs. Corda Wagner of Wolbach, Mrs. Ida Auten of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Bertha Kinney of Martinez, Cal., Mrs. Gladys Pierpont of Grand Island, Charles L. of Tulare, Cal., J. William of Wolbach, and Oliver J., of Spalding. Also surviving are two brothers, Jake Russell of Centralia, Ill., and Charles Russell of Oakland, Cal., 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and four brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Cox observed their golden wedding anniversary on October 15, 1935.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 31, 1945

Ernest John Cox, 1931-1931
Second Twin Dies Eight Days After Birth – Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. Cox and family have recently been doubly bereaved. Twins, a boy and a girl, were born to them on Saturday, June 20. The little girl, Cora Minnie, lived only about one and a half hours. The boy, Ernest John, passed away Sunday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the cemetery in Wolbach, where a large number of friends and relatives of the bereaved family gathered for the ceremony. The services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Cox and family have the deep sympathy of the community at this time.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 2, 1931

Frank Cox, 1915-1935
Frank Cox of Cedar Rapids Dies – Funeral services were conducted at Cedar Rapids, Tuesday afternoon for Frank Cox, 20, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox, former residents of Wolbach, who passed away Sunday evening in the University hospital at Omaha. The deceased was seriously injured in an auto accident last June from which he never fully regained his health. Recently while enrolled in a reforestation camp at Albion, he was taken ill and after being confined to a hospital there for many weeks was removed to Omaha for about four weeks ago. His death was attributed to brain meningitis. Frank was born in Oregon and came to Wolbach with his parents when an infant. The family lived here where Mr. Cox was manager of the Farmer’s Union Store for some time before moving to Cedar Rapids thirteen years ago. Relatives from here and community attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kinney and son, Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Trautmann, Mr. and Mrs. Will Cox, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner and Mrs. Howard Teilmann. Mr. and Mrs. Alson Steele, formerly of this place, now living at Ogallala, were also present as were Mrs. Cox’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Thornton of near Broken Bow who were accompanied by John Nelsen of that place. The profound sympathy of many friends here is extended to the grief stricken family in their deep sorrow.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 9, 1935

Freda Cox, 1917-1918
OBITUARY – Freda Cox, infant daughter of Jack William Cox and Selma Cox aged 13 days, died of pneumonia at the home of her parents near Wolbach, January 11th, 1918 at 3:30 p.m. Burial services in Hillside cemetery, Wolbach, were conducted by R. A. White, the following day. This precious little bud was plucked that it might be transplanted and bloom more gloriously in the Garden of Paradise. "It is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." The stricken family have the sympathy of the community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 17, 1918

John Jefferson Cox, 1866-1938
J. J. Cox Called to Reward Thursday, Settled Near Cedar Rapids in 1889; Death Follows Long Illness; Interment in Hillside Cemetery – Rev. W. J. Primrose, in the absence of pastor G. M. Bing, conducted the last rites held for J. J. Cox, 72, at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, June12. Mr. Cox’s death followed a long illness at his home here, Thursday evening, June 9. He had come to Nebraska, settling near Cedar Rapids in 1889, later moving near Wolbach where he farmed until in recent years his heath forced his retirement from activity. The esteem with which he was held was witnessed by the attendance at the final rites, when friends, relatives and neighbors, many from a distance filled the church and floral offerings were profuse. Interment was made at the Hillside Cemetery with the following as pallbearers: Chas Kraft, Archie Nelson, S. L. Starr, Garrett Wibbels, Thos. Silk, and W. F. Nelson. John Jefferson Cox was born in St. Francis County, Missouri, on January 23, 1866, and passed away at his home in Wolbach, June 9, 1938 at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 17 days. He moved with his parents to Irvington, Ill., in 1872 where he attained manhood. Here he attended college for two years, and later took a course in telegraphy. On October 15, 1885, he was united in marriage to Ellen Russell. To this union there were born eight children. In 1889 he moved to Nebraska, locating on a farm near Cedar Rapids. Later he moved to a farm near Wolbach where he resided until failing health necessitated his moving into Wolbach. Here he remained until his death. Mr. Cox was a member of the Dew Drop church with which church he continued his membership until his death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, five daughters, Ada Trautman and Carla Wagner of Wolbach, Ida Auten of Cedar Rapids, Bertha Kinney of Ogallala, and Gladys Steele of Grand Island; three sons, Charles L. of Tulare, Calif., J. William of Wolbach and Oliver J. of Spalding. Also surviving is a brother, W. T. Cox of Cedar Rapids, twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends. The sympathy of this community is extended by the Messenger to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday June 16, 1938

Lavina (Russell) Cox, 1863-1939
Mrs. Lavina Cox Rites Tuesday – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the Baptist church at Cedar Rapids with the Rev. John Good in charge for Mrs. Lavina Cox, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray McLain, here Saturday. Interment was made in the Sunset Cemetery at Cedar Rapids. As Lavina Russell she was born at Richview, Illinois, January 2, 1863, and was claimed by death on July 15, 1939 at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to James Robert Cox, November 2, 1882, and to this union were born seven children, Alice, who preceded her in death; Frank of Brush, Colo.; Mrs. Ray McLain of Wolbach; Mrs. Frank McLain of Hunnewell, Kans; Mrs. Frank Bevins of Cedar Rapids; Albert of Albion; and Russell of Belgrade. Other relatives who mourn her loss are three brothers and a sister, Charles Russell of Neosha, Mo., Jake and Jim of Richview, Ill., and Mrs. Ellen Cox of Cedar Rapids. Thirty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends mourn her death. Her husband preceded her in death 39 years ago leaving her with the struggles of rearing a family, which she faced bravely and patiently. The Messenger and the community join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 20, 1939

Tom Cox, ca. 1859-1946
DIES IN CEDAR RAPIDS – Tom Cox, 87, died Tuesday of last week in Cedar Rapids. Funeral rites were held Sunday at the Baptist church there, with burial in the Cedar Rapids cemetery. Among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cox, Raymond; Fritz Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Chrise Steinwart, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McKelvey, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Trautmn, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McLain and daughter, Beulah, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Wagner, Mrs. Nettie Correll of Wolbach; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry of Grand Island, Mrs. Albert Skriven of Tilden, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hobbs and daughter of Palmer.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, April 11, 1946

Walter Cox, 1949
Walter Cox Succumbs - Services Were Wed. – J. W. Cox has received word of the death of a cousin, Walter Cox, living north of North Starr. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Rapids in the Methodist church.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 20, 1949

Mrs. Gavin Craig, 1844?-1926
PROMINENT EARLY RESIDENT OF SCOTIA DIES IN CALIFORNIA Mrs. Gavin Craig, long a resident of Scotia in the early days, died recently at her home in Los Angeles, California. The Craigs came to Scotia in 1876, their first home being where the town of Scotia was later built. The first white child born on the town site of Scotia was their son, Sam Gavin Craig, Jr., now a judge of the superior court at Los Angeles, California. The family went to California in 1892 and have since resided there. Mrs. Craig was a woman of education and refinement and a writer of more than usual ability. For years she contributed regularly, short stories and poems to several eastern magazines. Many of her poems were published in the Scotia papers of that time. Mrs. Craig was a teacher and taught the first term of school ever held in Scotia. She had known many of the great men of her time, Longfellow, Whittier and also many others. She was a relative of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. Mrs. Craig was 82 years of age at the time of her death. She will be well and lovingly remembered by her early residents of Greeley County.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, January 7, 1926, pg. 4, column 2

Harry Craig, 1914
Harry Craig Dead – Mrs. John Lowe received a telegram Friday evening notifying her of the death of her brother, Harry Craig at a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She left Saturday for Lake City, Iowa where the body has been shipped. Mr. Craig was formerly a resident of Wolbach and has many friends here who will be pained to learn of his death. He has been living in South Dakota for some time and it was not generally known that he was in any way seriously ill. We were unable to learn the immediate cause of his death but understand he was in the hospital for the purpose of an operation. His former home is at Lake City Iowa where interment will be made.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 10, 1914

Charles Nelson Crouch, 1831-1911
Obituary – Charles Nelson Crouch was born in Edgar Co. Ills July 31, 1831. He came to Iowa in 1846 with his mother and brothers. In the year 1850 he went back to Ills. and was married April14, 1850 to Manerva Stricklan. To this union eleven children were born, seven of whom are living. They are as follows: -- Mrs. Mary Seegrist and Mrs. Allen McMasters of Dawes Co. Nebr., Chas C. Crouch of Norfolk, Nebr., Levi Crouch of Grand Island, Nebr., Mrs. Will Truitt of Decatur, Mich and Andrew J. Crouch of Wolbach, Nebr. For the last 20 years he has been living among his children, going first from one home to another, until on March 5, 1912 (sic) he died at the home of his son Andrew at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was buried in the St. Paul cemetery by the side of his mother, this being one of his last wishes.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 16, 1911

Marion Wilbur Crouch, 1906-1911
Obituary – Marion Wilbur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Crouch, was born in Nance Co, Nebr. Oct. 12, 1906, and died July 26th, 1911, being 4 years, 9 months and 14 days old. Funeral services were held at the house, east of town on W. O. Peck’s farm, Friday morning, Rev. Anstine, officiating. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 3, 1911

W. J. Crow, 1857-1936
Former Howard Co. Pioneer Buried Fri. – News of the death of W. J. Crow, 79, a pioneer settler near St. Paul, at his home in North Platte Wednesday, February 12, has been learned here. Many of our readers will remember that he lived on the place known as Canadian Hill four miles west and north of St. Paul for many years before moving to North Platte about 16 years ago. Mr. Crow had been bedfast for about two weeks suffering with leakage of the heart when the end came. His death occurred on his 79 birthday. Funeral services were held at North Platte Friday. Among those who survive is his daughter, Mrs. Aaron Haggstrom of this place. Others also known to our readers are his wife and his children, namely: Leslie Crow of Arnold, Mrs. Harry Penny of Omaha, Mrs. Carles (sic Charles) Rich of Orleans, Mrs. George Jeffries of Oshkosh and Willard and Ed Crow of North Platte as well as a host of other relatives and friends. His youngest brother, Joe, preceded him in death at St. Paul, July 3 of last year. The sympathy of this community is extended Mrs. Haggstrom, who was unable to attend the last rites due to her health, as well as the remaining survivors.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 20, 1936

Addison Enos Crumrine 27 May 1888-7 Nov 1955 [To do, merge these Crumrine obits with alpha listing below.] A. Crumrine Rites Held
GREELEY---Funeral services were held today for Addison E. Crumrine, a lifelong resident of Greeley, who died Monday in a Spalding hospital.  Mr. Crumrine was stricken on the street last Sunday afternoon and never recovered.
Born on a farm west of Greeley May 27, 1888, Mr. Crumrine was married Feb. 25, 1909, to Miss Eva Hepp. She did in 1953.
He had operated a trucking business in Greeley for many years. Mr. Crumrine is survived by eight children.  They are: Mrs. Anton (Lorraine) Eynetich of Greeley; Mrs. Harry (Orvetta) Schamp and Jack Crumrine of Ord; Mrs. Guy (Gertrude) Schoonover of Southwest City, Mo.; Mrs. James (Harriet) Todd of Bremerton, Wash.; Max and Dean Crumrine of Longview, Wash.; Mrs. Lee (Elizabeth) Gillespie of Lincoln.
Source: possibly Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Nov. 1955
Note: Addison Crumrine was my grandfather. Submitted by Shirley Gillespie Moore

Arabella Kelley Crumrine 12 Dec 1861 to 18 Oct 1939
Dies After a Long Illness
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Funeral services for Mrs. Crumrine are Held
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Mrs. Arabella Crumrine died at the home of her son, George Crumrine, here Wednesday afternoon of last week. She had been seriously ill for many months. Cancer was the cause of her death.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev J. T. Sawyer, pastor, in charge of the last rites. Burial was at the side of her husband in the Greeley cemetery. The pallbearers were James Cross, Harold Gillham, Francis Weiser, Robert Moore, John Crumrine and Roland Crumrine.
Mrs. Crumrine was born at Indianola, Ia., December 12, 1861. She was married there to Warren Crumrine of the same place, August 11, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Crumrine moved to Central City, Neb., in 1883. Two years later the family moved to Greeley. Mr. Crumrine died January 8, 1927.
Mrs. Crumrine is survived by her ten children. They are: Mrs. Harry Pratt, Greeley; Adison (sic), Greeley; Mrs. Roy Cross, Jewel, Kan. Mrs. Ernest Moore, Wolbach; Roy, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Dan Weiser, Greeley; Mrs. George Gillham, Wolbach; George, Greeley; Mrs. Fred Nerly, Spalding and Ervin, Greeley. One son, Frank, died September 22, 1938. A brother, Charles Kelley, of Creston, Ia., 41 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive.
Among those from out of town attending the funeral services were:
Mrs. Frank Crumrine and daughter, Olive, of Shelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Crumrine of Elm Creek.
Mrs. Claude Shipley of Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Crumrine of Utica, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cross of Jewel, Kan.
Mrs. William Matson of Superior, Neb.
Mrs. Kenneth Braden of Jewel, Kan.
Mrs. William Crumrine and son of Jewel, Kan.
Mrs. Robert Crumrine and son, Calvin, of Jewel, Kan.
Mrs. Crumrine was held in high esteem by all her neighbors and friends.
Source: The Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, 26 Oct 1939.
Note: Arabella Kelley Crumrine was my ggrandmother. If you are connected to her in any way, please contact me.
Submitted by
Shirley Gillespie Moore

Arabelle Crumrine, 1939
Funeral Services for Mrs. A. Crumrine – Funeral services for Mrs. Arabelle Crumrine, resident of Greeley county for more than a half century, who passed away at her home in Greeley on October 18, after a long illness, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at the place with the pastor, Rev. T. J. Sawyer, officiating. Burial was made in the Methodist cemetery in
Greeley beside the body of her husband who preceded her in death 12 years ago. She was the mother of Mrs. G. Gillham and Mrs. D. Wieser of Wolbach. Six grand-sons acted as pallbearers and three grand-daughters were flower girls. Mrs. Crumrine’s passing takes another pioneer from this community. A number of persons from here attended the funeral.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 26, 1939.

Warren Isaiah Crumrine 15 Oct 1858-8 Jan 1927
A PIONEER OF GREELEY DEAD
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The Final Summons to Warren Crumrine at Ord.
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Warren Izar (sic Isaiah) Crumrine, one of the pioneer settlers of Greeley, died at 4 o'clock, last Saturday morning in a hospital at Ord. He had been ill just a week. He went to the hospital hospital (sic) a week ago last Friday for an operation for rupture. A cancer was discovered during the operation, and this was given as the cause of his death. Immediately after the operation he became seriously ill and his condition continued to grow worse until the end.
The body was brought to the family home nine miles east of Greeley and the funeral services were held from the Methodist church here Monday afternoon. Rev J. A. Martin, pastor, officiated. The pallbearers were, A. L. Hepp, Ben Weiser, T. J. Howard, Henry Nestor, James Donnelly and Carl Bergstrom. Burial was in the cemetery northwest of town.
The deceased was born at Indianola, Ia., October 15, 1858. He was married there to Miss Arabelle(sic) Kelley of the same place August 11, 1877. In 1887 the family moved to Calwell, Kas., and the same year to Greeley. The family moved to Oklahoma in March 1893, but returned to Greeley in August of the same year. They spent the winter at Central City, returning to Greeley the next spring and remained here until 1910, when they moved to Jewel City, Kas. Mr. and Mrs. Crumrine and family lived there for three years when they moved back to Greeley, where they have since resided.
Mr. Crumrine is survived by his widow and eleven children, five sons and six daughters. The children are Frank W. of Waco, Neb.; Mrs. Harry Pratt of Greeley, Adison (sic) of Scotia, Mrs. roy Cross of Jewel City, Kas; Mrs. Ernest Moore of Greeley, Roy of Robinsdale, Minn.; Mrs. Dan Weiser of Greeley, Mrs. George Gillham of Greeley, George of Greeley, Mrs. Fred Nerly and Ervin of Greeley. Four sisters and two brothers also survive. They are Calvin of Superiour (sic), Kas.; Robert of Beloit, Kas.; Mrs. Will Madsen of Superior, Kas.; Mrs. Lou Scott of Witchita (sic), Kas.; Mrs. Sarah Chumley of Indianola, Ia.; and Mrs. Mary Roberts of Califormnia. (sic)
All of the children were here for the funeral. His sisters, Mrs. Mary Scott and Mrs. Madsen, and his brothers, Calvin and Robert, also were here. Mrs. Scott's daughter, too, attend the funeral.
Mr. Crumrine was a carpenter and helped to build the first store building in Greeley. He built the first house ever constructed here. The store was the old T. H. Hoelwarth building where the Larson building now stands. The house is now owned by Mrs. Belle Byrns and is located in the north part of town. He also constructed several homes for the pioneers of Greeley. He farmed and worked at his trade for years. In the early days, he lived a mile north of Greeley.
Mr. Crumrine was held in high esteem by all his neighbors and his friends were as numerous as his acquaintances. He was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, a hard worker and a man respected by all.
Source: The Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, 13 Jan 1927
Note: Warren I. Crumrine was my ggrandfather. If you are related to him in any way, please contact me. 
Contributed by Shirley Gillespie Moore

Thomas P. Cullen, 1868-1946
Funeral Services Held For Thomas P. Cullen In Hemingford Sept 11 – Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic church at Hemingford for Thomas P. Cullen, 78, well known farmer of this community. Father Robert O’Neil officiated at the service and interment was in the Hemingford cemetery. Mr. Cullen died of a heart attack caused by a car accident west of Broken Bow Saturday when the car he was driving went out of control and off the road. In an attempt to avoid hitting a car coming from the other direction, he lost control of his own car and went off the road, hit a telephone pole and the car turned over. The shock of the accident brought on the heart attack. Mr. Cullen was born at Chilton, Wisconsin, July 11, 1868 and was married in Salt Lake City April 25 to Anne Neilsen. In 1895 he went to eastern Nebraska in a covered wagon and in 1918 moved again to Hemingford where he lived until his death last week. In 1908 his first wife passed away at Wolbach and in 1913 he married Mrs. Anna Chalupsky of St. Paul. There were four daughters born to Mr. Cullen by his first wife. They are Mrs. W. F. Killham, Manitou Springs, Colo., Mrs. Lee Neilsen, Fort Morgan, Colo., Mrs. Leland Lycon, Panama and Mrs. John Tockey, Boelus, Mr. Cullen has one son by his second marriage, Harry Cullen of Hemingford. There is a step-daughter surviving, Mrs. Ralph Linger, Glendale, Calif. A stepson, John Chalupsky, preceded Mr. Cullen in death.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 3, 1946

Mrs. Edward P. Curran, 1921
Mrs. E. P. Curran Dead – On Monday the sad news came to us that Mrs. Edward P. Curran of Greeley had died Sunday evening. We knew that she had been dangerously ill, but it was reported that she was getting stronger. On the Saturday the week before she had given birth to twins. One was a boy, who died shortly after birth, but the girl is still alive. Mrs. Curran had many friends here who will give Mr. Curran and those dear little children their heartfelt sympathy in this dark hour of their life. She was known for her lovable disposition, and for industry and culture. She was a wonderful mother and mate, and no words here can tell of the loss.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 18, 1921

Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Curren, 1942
Palmer Couples Killed In Car-Truck Collision – Sad news came over the radio Sunday night of the death of Mr. Lawrence Prince, former resident of St. Paul, now of Gage Valley, and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Curren of Palmer in a car-truck collision. The Palmer people and Mr. and Mrs. Prince were on their way to North Platte in a driving snow storm and met a truck head-on near Darr, between Lexington and Cozad. Mr. and Mrs. Curren and Mr. Prince were killed instantly and Mrs. Prince had her chest crushed and both legs broken according to word reaching here. She passed away the next morning. The driver of the truck, which was a Nielsen-Petersen truck out of Grand Island, received a broken arm and other bruises. It was stated that Mr. Curren, who was driving was lodged behind the wheel and the car had to be towed into town in order to get the car apart so that his body could be taken from it.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 5, 1942

Francis Marvel Cutler, 1844-1928
Pioneer Settler Answers Last Call – F. M. Cutler, for forty years a resident of Wolbach and vicinity passed away at his home east of Wolbach last Friday morning at about 9:30, following several weeks of serious illness. Being an old soldier, the funeral was very properly held on Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11. A large number of the local Legion boys were out and took a prominent part in the ceremonies. They accompanied the body to the Lutheran Church, six of their number were the pall bearers and a firing squad fired a salute over the grave later at the cemetery. One more of those who offered their lives in the service of their country had been laid to rest. Francis Marvel Cutler was born in Rock Creek, Ohio May 17, 1844. He died at his home one half mile east of Wolbach, Nebraska, November 9, 1928, aged 84 years, 5 months and 22 days. He lived in his native state until 16 years of age, when he enlisted in Private Co. K. 196th Ohio Infantry and served in the Civil War, being the youngest in his regiment. After four years of service, he was honorably discharged. He moved to this community about 1880, being among the first to engage in business having the first general merchandise store in Wolbach. When the post office was established in Wolbach in 1887, Mr. Cutler was the postmaster. The post office was located on the lot just east of the present T.L. Hyde grocery store. He was very much interested in getting the railroad through this part of the country. He lived to see this part of the state grow from its natural primitive condition to what it is now. In 1900 he was united in marriage to Emma Hart. He was the father of 11 children, and grandfather of the same number. Four of his children preceded him in death. The surviving relatives being well known have the sympathy of the community. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White, were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1928 at 2:30 p.m. The burial was in Hillside Cemetery. The local American Legion attended in a body, and rendered the customary military services. There was also one veteran of the Civil War present and one of the Spanish American war. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and at the time of the death of our husband and father. We especially wish to thank the Legion boys for their services, and all those who sent beautiful floral offerings, including the Senior Class of the Wolbach high school. Mrs. F. M. Cutler, Mrs. Polly Greer, Mrs. Barbara Hansen, John Cutler, Mrs. Florence Hodson, Mrs. Walter Papst, Ruth Cutler, Francis Cutler.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 15, 1928

Mary (Bartunek) Cutler, 1855-1943
Funeral Held for Mrs. Mary Cutler – Friends and relatives paid final respects to one of Greeley county’s oldest pioneers at funeral services conducted for Mrs. Mary Cutler at 2:45 Sunday from Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. H. P. Anderson had charge of the services and interment was in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyres. Mrs. Cutler had been in poor health for about six years and had been bedfast since April, 1940. She became seriously ill on the morning of March 22 and passed away peacefully at 10:30 Thursday night. Casket bearers were Norman, Carl and Clifford Hansen, Russell Wooley, John Banka and Ed Kolar. Flower bearers were Ella Herman, Jessie Fox, Odetta Nielsen, Loretta Smith, Hazel Wagner, Clara Bower and Ethel Christensen. OBITUARY -- Mary Bartunek Cutler was born September 1855 at Oujecdec, Kutna Hora county, Czechoslovakia and passed away at Wolbach, Nebr., March 25, 1943 at the age of 87 years and six months. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Czecho-Slovakia. In 1881 she came to the United States, working for a year in New York City and came to Wolbach in 1882. Being among the very early pioneers of this section she helped in the building of a new community, and knew the hardships and difficulties of pioneer life. She was married in 1887 at St. Paul, Neb., to Francis M. Cutler. To this union three daughters were born, the eldest, Polly, being the first child born in the new community. A daughter, Jennie died in infancy. With high courage and unselfish devotion which was an inspiration to those who knew her, she early assumed full responsibility for the support of her family. She lived until her death with her daughter, Mrs. Polly Greer Marcoe, and son-in-law, D. H. Marcoe. Surviving are the two daughters, Mrs. Marcoe and Mrs. Barbara Hansen of Ericson; a brother, John Bartunek of St. Paul; four half-brothers, Frank and Louis Bartunek of Wolbach, Antone Bartunek of Ord and James Bartunek of Loup city; seven grandchildren, 2d Lt. Victoria Hansen, A.N.C., Mrs. Margaret Banks, Mrs. Alice Kesselder, Mrs. Doris Wooley, Carl, Norman and Clifford Hansen and ten great grandchildren and other relatives. CARD OF THANKS – We extend our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their thoughtfulness and to everyone who helped in any way during the long illness and at the time of the death of our beloved mother and grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Marcoe, Mr. and Mrs. Peder Hansen, The Grandchildren.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 1, 1943


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