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Mrs. W. W. [Sarah] (McAdam) Falconer, 1870-1899
Mrs. W. W. Falconer, who had been seriously ill the past eight weeks, died early Monday morning, from an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Wheatland, Minn. Aug. 23, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Falconer were married Oct. 23, 1899. She is survived by her husband and two children. Her parents are both living but were too feeble to take the long journey to be present at the funeral. Two sisters and a brother were present: Mrs. Geo. Smith of Clarks, S. Dak., Mrs. Tom O’Connor of Wis. and Mr. T. J. McAdam of Browntown, Minn. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a kind neighbor, and will be greatly missed in this community. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church, on Thursday afternoon, Rev. B. Z. Stambauugh of Palmer, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 23, 1909

Edwin Alga Falk, 1890-1937
Joins War Comrades of Flanders Field – Largely attended funeral services for Edwin Falk were held in the home at 1 o’clock, Wednesday, February 3, and at the Fairdale church at 2 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Zimmerman, and Rev. Strombom also spoke briefly of the life of the departed. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, showing the love and esteem of relatives and friends. The Carl Mogensen post of St. Paul, of which Edwin was a member, attended in a body and had charge of the services at the grave. A quartet consisting of Rev. and Mrs. Strombom, Mrs. Helen Rohman and Mr. Will Harvey and accompanied by Mrs. Howard Haggstrom at the piano rendered several beautiful selections. Pall bearers were Mssrs. Andrew Schow, Fred Johnson, Oscar Oakeson, John Panowicz, George Jacobson and Roy Larsen. Flower bearers were Misses Lillie Haggstrom, LaVerne Haggstrom and Mrs. Emil Johnson. OBITUARY – Edwin Alga Falk, son of Carl and Helena Falk was born at Dannebrog, Nebraska, December 15, 1890 and departed this life February 1, 1937 at his home in the Fairdale community. On March 4, 1921 he was united in marriage to Ella Haggstrom to which union was born four children: Doris Maxine, 13; Beulah Mae, 11; Carl Edwin, 9; and Jean Elaine, 6. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his going, his mother, Mrs. Hilma Falk of St. Paul; three sisters, Mrs. Alex Gebhardt of Walla Walla, Washington, Miss Seri Falk of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Miss Irene Falk of Omaha, Nebraska; and two brothers, Herbert of St. Paul and Allen of Omaha, and many other relatives and friends. Early in life Edwin Falk accepted Christ as his Savior and joined the Methodist church at Fairdale March 2, 1913 and was faithful until death. On October 5, 1917 he enlisted in the service of his country and was among the first to be sent to France. He was a member of the 2nd Division and engaged in some of the worst skirmishes of the war, but quiet and a true soldier, he told little, so no full account of what he actually went through will ever be recorded on earthly pages. His honorable discharge from the army issued at Camp Dodge, Iowa March 21, 1919 is but a brief record of his experience, but stated, "Character, Excellent" and "Gassed, August 10, 1918." That partial line does not tell the agony and suffering he went through as he lay blind on the battle field and blind for several months in a hospital. On the day of his discharge from the hospital, he met John Rojiwski of St. Paul, but it was not until four months after the Armistice that the Casualty attachment, of which he was a member, landed at Camp Merit in New Hampshire.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 11, 1937

Belle M. (Horn) Farlee, 1867-1942
Rites Conducted for Mrs. Farlee – Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Farlee, who was burned and suffocated to death at her home a week ago yesterday, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church with Rev. H. P. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyres. Mrs. Farlee met a tragic death late a week ago Wednesday afternoon while she was alone at the home. As she was bothered with asthma she had been in the habit of lighting a powder, the fumes of which would relieve the asthma, and it is believed she had lighted some of the substance and in some way her clothes and the bed covers on a nearby bed became ignited bringing about her death. She was found near the bay window on the south side of the room by Mr. Farlee when he returned from town where he had been on an errand. The smoke was so thick in the room that at first he could not see and it was only after he had dragged the burning feather mattress from the house that he discovered his wife’s lifeless body. He immediately summoned his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Grossart who had just arrived home. They hurried over and gave what aid they could. County Attorney T. J. Howard, as county coroner, and Sheriff T. J. Murphy were called and made a routine investigation but no inquest was held. Belle M. Horn Farlee was born in Scotland June 16, 1867 and died at Wolbach, Neb., Dec. 16, 1942 at the age of 75 years, and 6 months. She came to the United States with her parents when two years old. While an infant she was baptized there. Her father took a homestead three miles south of Wolbach, where the family lived until her mother died in 1879. She was married to William B. Farlee March 12, 1891 at St. Paul, Neb. She lived at Aurora the first year of marriage. She and her husband moved to Wolbach in the spring of 1893 where they had since resided. Surviving besides her husband are a brother, Albert Horn of Elba, three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Sowers of Wolbach; Mrs. Mary Inus (sic) of Mitchell Neb., and Mrs. Jessie Ogle of Portland, Ore., besides a number of nieces and nephews. The choir composed of Mrs. A. H. Holm, Mrs. Scott Barr, Mrs. George Jacobson and Mrs. Jessie Fox sang three hymns, "Till We Meet Again," "Nearer My God To Thee," and "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling." Pallbearers were Dave Marcoe, Ted Smith, Gus Holm, Bill Cartwright, E. H. Davis and Fred Elliott. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank everyone for the beautiful flowers, and for their sympathy and aid following the death of our beloved wife, sister and aunt. Wm. Farlee, Mrs. Jennie Sowers and other relatives. – Out-of-town relatives that attended the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Farlee were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Murphy and Lyle Hollenbeck of Omaha, Mrs. Ralph King and son of Aurora, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Farlee and family of Grand Island, Albert Horn of Scotia, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nicholas, Mr. and Mrs. Prior Campbell of Palmer.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 24, 1942

Geraldine Farlee, 1934-1934
Infant Daughter Dies at Birth – Geraldine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Farlee was born Monday, April 30 and died at birth. A brief prayer by Rev. Feldman was offered at the home and burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The sympathy of a host of friends is extended to the sorrowing parents.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 3, 1934

Leo Martin Farlee, 1910-1942
LEO FARLEE BURIED MONDAY MORNING – Leo Martin Farlee, oldest son of George and Bridget Farlee was born near Belgrade, Neb., May 25, 1910 and departed this life October 8, 1942 at the age of 32 years, 4 months, 13 days. At the age of 12 years, he, with his parents moved to a farm west of Cedar Rapids. In April, 1925, his father passed away, and in March 1926, he, with his widowed mother and brothers, Francis, Virgil, Paul and sister, Irene, moved to a farm east of Wolbach. Here they resided until March 1941, when they moved to St. Paul, where he resided until his death. At the age of 25 years, he was stricken with a heart ailment, which disabled him for work. He was a very patient sufferer throughout the years, and his sunny disposition won him many lasting friends. He leaves to mourn his untimely passing, his mother, Mrs. Bridget Farlee, three brothers, Pfc. Francis Farlee, Ephrata, Wash., Pvt. Virgil Farlee, Nashville, Tenn, and Cpl. Paul Farlee, somewhere in England, and one sister, Irene, at home. Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter & Paul church Monday, and burial was made in the Cedar Rapids cemetery beside his father. His six cousins acted as pallbearers: Richard, John and Harold Mahony of Cedar Rapids, and Arnold, Jack and Robert Mahony of St. Edward, Neb. Two of his brothers were able to be home for the funeral, Pfc. Francis and Pvt. Virgil. Other relatives attending the funeral from out-of-town included Mike Mahony, Mr. and Mrs. James Mahony and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mahony, St. Edward; Mr. and Mrs. John Mahony and family, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Klinge, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Mell Farlee, Council Bluffs, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Johnson, Central City. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors around Wolbach for the beautiful flowers and kind sympathy. Mrs. B. Farlee and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 15, 1942

William B. Farlee, 1864-1946
William B. Farlee Last Rites Saturday – Last rites were held for William Farlee, 82, who passed away Thursday night following an attack of pneumonia, at the McIntyre Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon. William B. Farlee was born in Hillsdale Michigan August 3, 1864. He came to Nebraska at the age of 16 and worked in the eastern part of the state and later came to make his home with his brother, Martin and family in Gage Valley. In March 1891 he was married to Isabelle Horn, who preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing two nieces, Mrs. Prier Campbell and Mrs. Guy Nicholas of Palmer and two nephews, Grover Farlee of Wolbach and Eugene of California. Service was conducted by Rev. Clyde Ehert. The Methodist choir sang "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me", "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" and "Bless Be The Tie" with Mrs. Adams as organist. Pallbearers were: Albin Haggstrom, Bill Bandt, Percy Bandt, Fred Elliott, Ed Allen and Norse Haag. Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Nicholas of Palmer and Mr. and Mrs. Prier Campbell of Palmer.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1946

Theodore Carl Farmer, 1909-1911
Child Drowned. – Saturday evening while Mr. and Mrs. Farmer, who live west of town, were doing the evening chores, their youngest child, a little boy about two years of age, in some manner, fell into the tank and was drowned. Theodore Carl Farmer was born at Grand Island Oct 7th, 1909 and died Aug. 5th, 1911, aged 21 months, 3 weeks and 5 days. Rev. Chambers of near Cotesfield conducted the service at the grave. Four girls dressed in white acted as pall bearers at the residence. At the cemetery their place was taken by four boys dressed in black. Interment was made in the Scotia cemetery. He was a bright and loving child and his sudden death is a terrible blow to the bereaved parents. "Dear parents, thy birdling hath flown, It has found a new nest by the Father’s white throne. And its sweet angel lips are entreating thee now, To banish vain sorrow from heart and from brow." Card of Thanks – Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer wish to thank their friends and neighbors for the kind assistance rendered them during their sad bereavement.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 10, 1911

Eldon Fay, ca.1916-1948
Eldon Fay, Iowa, Has Fatal Accident – Mrs. Jennie Cartwright received word from Mrs. H. A. Almanrode of Griswold, Iowa that her son-in-law, Eldon Fay, 32, of Lewis, Iowa met with a tragic death several weeks ago, death occurred when he by some unknown manner got caught in a haybaler and was cut into eleven pieces. He being alone at the time, it is thought the bailer became clogged and he was pulling loose hay out. Surviving are his wife the former Gladys Almonrode and two sons and many other relatives. The Almonrode family lived here before moving to Iowa.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 14, 1948

Frank Fellows, ca. 1890-1944
DIES IN KANSAS – Frank Fellows, 54, a brother of O. W. Fellows of Wolbach, died suddenly in Kansas last week. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mr. Fellows had been an employee of the Santa Fe railroad for the past 35 years. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Fellows of Barnes, Kas., a sister, Mrs. R. J. Keefover, Manhattan, Kas., and a brother, O. W. Fellows of Wolbach. The latter attended the funeral rites, which were held Wednesday at Barnes, Kas. He returned to Wolbach Saturday.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, December 21, 1944

Elizabeth M. (Fawcett) Findley 1862-1926
CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. A. L. Findley passed away at her home south of Scotia yesterday morning at about 4:00 o'clock. Her death came very unexpectedly she having gone to bed the evening before in her usual good health. The day before she had worked in the garden and had done her usual tasks about the home. The cause of her death was given as heart trouble. No one person could have been taken from the community who will be missed so much as Mrs. Findley. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a real neighbor, always more than willing to do her part. Mrs. Findley had always been very active in the church work at Lamartine, and especially in working with the younger people of the community. The hearts of the entire community will go out in tender sympathy to the family of this good wife and mother. Funeral Services are to be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lamartine church. Short services will be held at the home at 1:45.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, June 17, 1926, pg. 1, column 3

Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Albert Findley Friday The funeral services for Mrs. Albert Findley were held last Friday afternoon. A short service was held at the home, following which the funeral cortege proceeded to the Lamartine Methodist Church where services were held under the charge of Rev. E. V. Price, the pastor. A very large crowd was present to pay their last tribute to a loved neighbor and friend, and the many flowers, sent by friends of the deceased, were fitting tokens of their high esteem for her. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

AT REST Elizabeth M. Fawcett was born on May 1st, 1862, in Flushing, Belmont County, Ohio, and departed this life on June 16th, 1926, aged 64 years, 1 month and 16 days. When in her infancy, her mother died, leaving her in the care of her older sister, Mrs. Henry Welsh, who preceded her to the eternal resting place only three years ago. After a few years spent in her native state the family moved to Johnson County, Missouri, and while there she was united in marriage to Albert Lee Findley. They lived here for eight years and then moved to Nebraska, near Scotia, where she spent the remainder of her life. At the age of seventeen she united with the Presbyterian Church and after moving to Nebraska, had her membership changed to the Lamartine Methodist Church, since which time she had been a faithful and consistent member. She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother ever faithful in the service of others. Mrs. Findley was of that amiable disposition to make friends wherever she went, and will be sadly missed in the homes of her many friends and neighbors. Besides a host of friends and relatives, she leaves to mourn her loss a husband and three children, - Mrs. Austin Voorhees, of Long Beach, Calif., Harold and Floyd of Scotia, one child having preceded in infancy.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, June 24, 1926, pg. 1, column 3

Catherine (Marrs) Fithian, 1860-1947
Mrs. Wm. R. Fithian Succumbs May 10 – Catherine Marrs, eldest child of Alexander and Susan Marrs, was born in Newton county, Missouri, November 23, 1860, and was called to her reward at 10:15 a.m. May 10, 1947, in the Hubbard Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, being 86 years, 5 months and 17 days old. She moved with her parents to Johnson county, Nebraska, in 1862, locating on the second homestead granted in the state of Nebraska. January 8, 1882 she was united in marriage with William R. Fithian at Tecumseh, Nebraska, and to this union seven children were born, one of whom preceded her in death as did her husband August 23, 1929. With their eldest child they made an overland trip to the state of Washington by covered wagon, returning to Nebraska where they settled in a log cabin on their homestead. This home being demolished by a tornado, they rebuilt and continued with the courageous spirit of the pioneer homebuilder. In 1906 they with five children moved to a farm near Tangier, Oklahoma, where they resided until 1923. The eldest daughter, Mrs. H. H. Sutton was living at the Sutton home near Wolbach, Nebraska. In 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Fithian purchased their home at 17th and Madison Streets in Woodward, Oklahoma. This home was destroyed by the tornado of April 9, 1947, in which storm Mrs. Fithian received injuries from which she succumbed. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, with which she united at an early age. She was a faithful wife and a wonderful mother. She had a very active and alert mind and a personality that won friends and demanded respect. Surviving to mourn her loss are two sons: James C. Fithian, Vesta, Nebraska and Chester A. Fithian, Goodwell, Oklahoma; four daughters, Mrs. Nettie Sutton, Saum, Minnesota; Edith E. Justesen, Cushing, Nebraska; Miss Florence E. Fithian, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mrs. Hazel Laver, Saum, Minnesota, one brother, W. J. Marrs, Mt. Ayr, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Porter, Wolbach, Nebraska; 29 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 22, 1947

Michael E. Fitzsimmons, 1865-1947
Last Rites for M. E. Fitzsimmons Today – Last rites for M. E. "Mike" Fitzsimmons, 78, are to be held in the Methodist Church here at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon, with Rev. A. Clyde Ehert of North Loup officiating. Mr. Fitzsimmons was a prominent lumberman here for years. His business career began September 16, 1900, when he became the manager of the Bissell & Seavey Lumber Yard. He retired from this field October of 1931 while working for the Chicago Lumber Company. "Mike" passed away Tuesday at Ingelside, Nebraska after months of ill health. Residents here will remember M. E. Fitzsimmons as a kind and generous man, whose life was spent in the practice of the Golden Rule.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 22, 1947

Last Rites for M. E. Fitzsimmons Held Thursday -- Michael E. Fitzsimmons was born at Irvington, Illinois, October 16, 1865 and passed away at Hastings Nebraska, May 19, 1947 at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 3 days. When a young man, he was baptized in the Baptist Church at Richview, Illinois. Mr. Fitzsimmons came to Wolbach when still a young man, and worked on a farm north of town, remaining there until the coming of the railroad at which time he purchased a team of horses and went to work for the railroad. After this he worked odd jobs until he became manager of the Chicago Lumber Co. at Wolbach, this position he held for a number of years, after which he retired and a few years ago he accepted the position of local marshall, which he held for several years. Mike as he was known to each and everyone who knew him, was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge of Wolbach and a charter member of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Wolbach. The passing of Mike leaves a vacancy in the community which has been his home for well over a half of century. Many of the older residents can look back over the years and remember many kindnesses shown by him. A helping hand in time of need, a friend in sickness and many a charitable deed that only the recipient and himself knew of. He was always fond of children, an ardent lover of dogs. Many trees in town grow as a living memorial to him. The trees on each side of the walk from the creamery to the depot were set out by Mike. During the years when he was able he always raised a large garden and it was not unusual for someone who had no garden to find a basket of fresh vegetables by their door. He leaves to mourn his passing one sister Mrs. Martha Corder of Elwood, Nebraska the last survivor of the Fitzsimmons family and a number of nieces and nephews. So let us pause to pay tribute to an honest and kind one who leaves few relatives but a great host of friends to mourn his passing. The Rebekahs’ attended the services in a body. Out of town relatives present at the funeral were: Thomas Fitzsimmons, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bourn and Mrs. Richard Bourn all of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martinsen, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Maxwell all of Primrose; Mrs. H. E. Hartford, Albion, Perry Fitzsimmons, Minden; and Mrs. Martha Corder and Earl Corder of Elwood. CARD OF THANKS – The sister, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews of the late M. E. Fitzsimmons desire in this manner to express their sincere appreciation to the many kind friends and neighbors of Wolbach, for your thoughtfulness in Mr. Fitzsimmons behalf during the time of his illness, and for the many courtesies extended to the survivors at the time of his death and burial. Thank you all so much.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 29, 1947

Mayme (Silk) Folger, 1876-1914
MRS. F. FOLGER DIES WEDNESDAY – Pneumonia Claims its Victim After Weeks of Suffering. Funeral Friday at the Home – Miss Mayme Silk was born in Iowa September 29th 1876 and died at her home five miles east of Wolbach Wednesday November 11, 1914 after an illness of four weeks. She lived in Iowa, where she was married to F. Folger, until about five years ago when they came to this section of Nebraska. Five children were born to them, all of which are living. Mrs. Folger has long been a sufferer from asthma but never was subject to serious attacks until a short time ago, a little later she contracted pneumonia and the complication caused her death. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow, Friday November 13 and interment will be made in the O’Connor cemetery. Rev. Fr. Hayse of the O’Connor church will conduct the services. The Folger family has made many friends since coming here and Mrs. Folger was loved and respected by all who made her acquaintance. Her sickness and death has caused much sorrow among neighbors and friends and the deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved husband and motherless children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 12, 1914

Elizabeth (Spierling) Fox, 1885-1936
Mrs. Fox Passes to Reward Thurs. – Friends here and in the Cottonwood vicinity mourn the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, a pioneer of Nance county, who passed away at the home of a daughter last Thursday. The body was taken to Belgrade Wednesday where services were to be held. Due to prevailing weather conditions the body had lain in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Fox, pending final arrangements. Elizabeth Spierling was born April 20, 1885 in Germany and departed this life after a brief illness at the home of her daughter, February 6, 1936 at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 14 days. She came to this country with her parents at the age of nine years, settling near Chicago, Illinois. She was baptized and confirmed in the Moody Lutheran church of Chicago. On February 8, 1873 she was united in marriage to Myron Fox at Mount Carrol, Ill., and to this union three children were born. In 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Fox moved to Nebraska settling in Saunders county, later moving to Nance county where they resided until Mr. Fox’s death on January 17, 1927. Since that time Mrs. Fox has lived with her daughter. Left to mourn her passing are three children, namely: Fred of Albion, Bertha of near Palmer, and John of near Big Springs, Nebraska, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and many friends. The sympathy of this newspaper and this community is extended the bereaved relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 13, 1936

Jesse Fox, ca. 1886-1944
NEWS OF DEATH – Mrs. Jessie Fox received word Monday of the death of Jesse Fox, 68, of Virginia, Ill. He was a brother of the late John R. Fox. Mrs. Fox left Monday evening to attend funeral services.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 24, 1944

John R. Fox, 1883-1930
John R. Fox Passes Away Very Suddenly – John Fox died at his home south of Wolbach last Thursday. His death was a great shock, not only to his family and relatives, but also to the whole community, for he had not been seriously ill. He and Mrs. Fox had been to St. Paul Thursday afternoon and he came home feeling as well as usual. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Johnsten who had accompanied them to St. Paul, remained for supper. Soon after supper, Mr. Fox took ill, but his condition did not seem serious, until about eight o’clock when he suddenly became seriously ill with an attack of angina pectoris, and passed away in a very short time. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist Church in Wolbach, Rev. J. R. Hamilton preaching the funeral sermon. The seating capacity of the church was not sufficient for the large number who attended. Burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family and relatives. Among the out-of-town relatives who came to attend the funeral were Mrs. Florence Russell of Chicago, a sister; Olan Fox of Virginia, Ill., a brother; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Potter of Waterloo, Iowa, sister and brother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lowe of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. W. J. Sawicki of Peetz, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ramsey of Arcadia; Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe, Jr. of St. Paul; Mrs. W. R. Anstine, daughter Flora and son Reed of Meadow Grove. OBITUARY – John, son of James and Martha Fox, was born March 9, 1883, near Virginia, Illinois, and departed this life Febr. 27, 1930, at the age of 46 years, 11 months and 18 days. He spent his early life in Cass Co., Illinois, where he attended the public schools and later attended the Bushnell College. After he finished school he engaged in farming with his father. Later he came to Nebraska where he farmed for several years. June 30, 1914, he was united in marriage to Jessie Lowe of Wolbach, Nebraska. To this union was born one son, John Garner. He returned to Illinois where he lived five years. In 1919 he came back to Wolbach and purchased the farm on which he was living at the time of his death. In his boyhood he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a loving husband and a kind father, a Christian man. His chief interests were in his home, to which he was much endeared. His illness was of a very short duration, and at no time was his condition alarming until last Thursday evening he became much worse and passed away very suddenly, which was a great shock to his family and the community. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and son, four brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends. CARD OF THANKS – We want to express our appreciation and extend our thanks to the neighbors and friends for the deep sympathy shown us by their many deeds of kindness during our recent sorrow, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Jessie L. Fox and son John Garner, Brothers and Sisters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 6, 1930

Mrs. Leonard (Johnson) Fox, ca. 1914-1946
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Fox – Last rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Albion for Mrs. Leonard Fox, who died Sunday afternoon at the Vern Fox home. Burial was in the Belgrade cemetery. Mrs. Fox, who had been ill for some time, was brought to her brother-in-law’s home from an Omaha hospital two weeks ago. She was 32 years old at the time of her death. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by five children, Mary Ann, Kenneth, Robert, Pauline and Dayton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Vancouver, Wash.; and a sister, Mrs. Edith Decoodman of Denver.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 11, 1946

Laurine (Madsen) Frandsen, 1879-1917
Obituary – Laurine Madsen Frandsen was born in Denmark the 14th day of September, 1879. At the age of 19 she came to America and settled with her parents in Council Bluffs, and there she met Mr. Frandsen and were united in marriage in 1905. To this union were born five children, Martha, Nels, Naomie, Rudolph and Aron. Mrs. Frandsen had only been sick a week, and until the last minute death was unexpected, and when finally came, was a thunderbolt to the entire community. Funeral services were held at the house and then from the Lutheran church of Wolbach, conducted by Rev. Markussen, uncle of Mr. Frandsen, of Cordorva, Rev. Krogh of Luck, Wisconsin, brother in law, Rev. Pedersen of Dannebrog and Rev. Sorensen of Cushing. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, 5 beautiful children, and a host of friends, 1 brother, L. Madsen of Council Bluffs, 3 sisters, Mrs. Albert Swanson, Mrs. N. P. Christensen of Sheffield, Ill., Mrs. J. Jorgen of Westen, Ia. The service was well attended for she was a lady of beautiful character and one who had marked the path of her acquaintance with close friendships. Floral offerings were both profuse and beautiful, and bore a mute but impressive message of the recognition of a life of great usefulness. She was a devoted mother, a kind and thoughtful neighbor and the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is tendered the bereaved husband and children. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to take this means in thanking the many kind friends and relatives for their grateful help and kind condolences extend us during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved wife, mother and sister. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings. Anton Frandsen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 2, 1917

Mary A. Frazell, ca.1848-1940
Funeral Services Held For Glenn Steele’s Grandmother – Glenn D. Steele attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. May A. Frazell, 92, at Grand Island Wednesday. Burial was in the family plot beside her husband who passed away Dec. 28, 1940. Mrs. Frazell died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Haseloh, at Harvard, Neb. At the time of her husband’s death, they shared the distinction of being the longest wedded couple in Nebraska and the oldest couple affiliated with the Christian church in the United States. They were married July 5, 1866, in Illinois, and celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in July of last year.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 24, 1941

William H. Frazell, ca.1848-1940
GRANDFATHER OF GLEN STEELE IS BURIED AT GRAND ISLAND – The funeral of William H. Frazell, 92-year-old resident of Grand Island who died at his home there a week ago Saturday was held Dec. 31 in Grand Island. Mr. Frazell was the grandfather of Glen D. Steele. Glen attended the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Frazell celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary last July 5, at that time being one of the longest married couples of the nation.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1941

Sarah Kershaw Frazier, 1830-1919
Obituary – Sarah Kershaw was born at Roch Dale, England, April 24th, 1830. In early life she was baptized and confirmed in the Church of England. She was married to Joseph Frazier October 5th 1862 and with him came to America in 1870. Later in life she united with the Congregational church and remained a member until her death. On Sunday, January 19th, 1919 she passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P.B. Peterson, where she had made her home during the last ten years. Her husband preceded her to the Better Land March 15, 1900. She leaves to mourn the loss one son, Gilbert Frazier, Los Angeles, Cal., and one daughter, Mrs. P. B. Peterson of Wolbach, Nebraska, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Peterson home Wednesday, January 21st at 10 o’clock a.m. conducted by Rev. R. A. White, after which the body was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery beside that of her husband. Grandma Frazier was known as a good kindhearted lady to whom the words found in Job 5:26 were very applicable. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season." The family have the sympathy of all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1919

Mable (Olsen) Frederiksen, 1907-1938
Mrs. Fredriksen Called to Reward – Services Held Wednesday Afternoon at North Logan Church; Rev. Primrose Conducted Rites – Friends in this community were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Guy Frederiksen of Hynes, California, who passed away in the Los Angeles hospital Saturday, December 10, at 4 a.m. Previous to be taken to the hospital she had been ill but a short time but during the past three weeks her condition became serious. The body was brought to Grand Island Monday where it was met by W. E. McIntyre of Wolbach, relatives and friends, including her bereaved husband, Guy Frederiksen and sons, Gerald and Donald, and her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Heinemann, all of Hynes, who were with her throughout her illness. Mable Olsen was born at Tescott, Kansas August 5, 1907 and passed away December 10th at the Los Angeles Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., after attaining the age of 31 years four months and five days. She was baptized in infancy and later confirmed in which she remained a constant believer. On December 27, 1926 she was united in marriage to Guy H. Frederiksen at Grand Island, Nebr. To this union were born three sons. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and two sons, Gerald and Donald, three brothers, Axel of Hynes, Calif., Charles and Soren of Grand Island, and many other relatives and friends, by whom she will be greatly missed. One son Merle and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Marinus Olsen preceded her in death. She was a faithful and loving wife and mother and was a patient sufferer to the end. She spent her entire life in and around this community with the exception of the past 15 months, which she and her family spent at Hynes, California. Brief services were held at the Ray Killinger home Wednesday at 2 o’clock, and at 2:30 services were held at the South Logan Church and were conducted by Rev. Primrose of St. Paul. She was laid to rest at the South Logan Cemetery. Flower girls were Misses Lois Mae Hansen, Elvina Hansen, Beulah Petersen and Marcella Olsen. Pallbearers were Ed Sawicki, Nobel Larsen, Pete Jensen, Andrew Thomsen, Lawrence Doughlas and Andrew Jepson. Relatives attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Axel Heineman of Hynes, Calif., Mrs. and Mrs. Hans Frederiksen, Ellis and Leola, of Giltner, Mr. Albert Petersen of Lincoln, Messrs, Alvin and Dale Frederiksen of Fort Crook, Mr. and Mrs. Soren Olsen and Marcella and Mrs. Charles Olsen of Grand Island. A large number of friends also attended from a distance.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 15, 1938.

Mads Fredrickson, 1847-1931
Early Settler Called To Final Reward – Mads Fredrickson of Cushing passed away at the General Hospital at Grand Island Thursday, April 16, following an operation for the amputation of his right foot above the ankle, made necessary by a gangrenous condition which had developed. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. R. Hamilton, were held Sunday afternoon at Cushing and burial was made at the Spring Creek cemetery two miles north of Cushing, by the side of the remains of his wife, who passed away November 4, 1929. Mads Fredrickson was born in Denmark, August 7, 1847 and was 84 years, 8 months and 9 days old at the time of his death. He came to America at 17 or 18 years of age and worked at Grand Island and Omaha. He was united in marriage to Christiana Cecilia Nielson, April 26, 1883, in Omaha. In 1885 they moved to the Merrick County strip, and in 1889 they settled near Cushing. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fredrickson; William, August, Fredrick, Chauncey, an infant dying shortly after birth, Ida, Anthony, Arthur, Sophia, and Manney. Arthur, also, died in infancy. All of the eight living children are making their homes near Cushing, with the exception of Chauncey, who resides at Boelus, Ida at Central City, and Manney at Imogene, Iowa. Mr. Fredrickson has been a member of the Mason lodge since 1894. He leaves to mourn his death, six sons, two daughters, 23 grandchildren and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 23, 1931.

Merle Guy Fredriksen, 1934-1935
Fredriksen Child Dies Wednesday – Just before going to press we learn of the death of Merle Guy Fredriksen, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fredriksen, living a few miles west of Town.  The little one who was ill with chicken pox suffered complications a few days ago and passed away at three o’clock yesterday afternoon.  The sympathy of a host of friends is extended to the grief stricken family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 24, 1935

Nels P. Fredericksen [or Fredricksen], 1871-1891
Nels Fredricksen Dies Following a Stroke – Nels Fredricksen passed away at his home nine miles southwest of Wolbach Tuesday afternoon at about 5 o’clock after lying in a state of coma for over four days. Mr. Fredricksen attended a farmers union meeting at the Lars Petersen home last Friday evening and rode home horseback at about midnight. He was found at about eleven o’clock the next morning by the Nelsen boy who had been working for Mr. Fredricksen and had spent the night at his own home. Mr. Fredricksen when found was lying unconscious on the floor, partially under the bed. He was apparently just ready to go to bed when he was stricken. Lying helpless for eleven hours thinly clad in his night clothes in the cold house, Mr. Fredricksen became badly chilled, which, in addition to the stroke he had suffered, made his condition most critical. Medical attention was called at once, but the stricken man never regained consciousness. His brother, Hans Fredricksen of Giltner, and other relatives were called to his bedside, and did everything for his comfort. Funeral services are to be held this afternoon (Thursday), at South Logan, Rev. Primrose of St. Paul officiating and burial will be made in South Logan cemetery. Nels Fredricksen was well known in this community having lived here a good many years. He resided for a time in western Nebraska, and in the fall of 1923 went back to Denmark, where he remained for several years. About four years ago he went on the farms where he resided, alone, until his death. He was 61 years old last Saturday, the day on which he was found stricken. Mr. Fredricksen will be remembered as a good, honorable citizen of the community in which he lived, and his untimely death is regretted by all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 21, 1932

Nels Fredericksen Native of Denmark – Going to press before the funeral was held last Thursday, we did not get a complete obituary and a few points of interest in the life of Mr. Fredricksen were omitted. Neils P. Fredericksen was born January 16, 1871, at Ordrup Denmark. Coming to America in 1891 he settled at Bennett, Nebraska. In 1902 he came to Howard County. He spent several years in the vicinity of Wolbach before moving to Banner and Box Butte counties. In 1924 he went to visit his parents and other relatives in Denmark, returning after four years. In 1929 he moved to the farm where he passed away January 19, 1932. He is survived by three brothers, Jens and Lars in Denmark, and Hans at Giltner, Nebraska. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly rendered their services and sympathy during the illness of our beloved uncle and brother. Also do we wish to thank them for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fredericksen and children, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hansen and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Killinger, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fredericksen and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 28, 1932

Robert Fredrickson, 1944
KILLED IN CRASH – Antone Fredrickson, mail carrier from Cushing, received word Sunday that his son, Lt. Robert Fredrickson, was fatally injured in a plane crash in South Carolina. Funeral rites will be held at Cushing. A brother, Lowell, is serving with the army, and his mother, Pvt. Gertrude Fredrickson, is with the women’s army corps at Denver.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1944

Fred H. Freeland, 1860-1938
Last Rites Held For Fred H. Freeland – Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon for Fred H. Freeland, 78, prominent Merrick county farmer who formerly resided several miles south-east of Wolbach, with Rev. J. Lehr of Grand Island officiating at the services at the home. Burial was made in the Weigert cemetery beside his wife who preceded him in death on May 13. Mr. Freeland passed away following a heart ailment and his body was discovered several days after his death in bed after neighbors became alarmed over his non-appearance. He was born in Dunkirk, N. Y. March 12, 1860 and came to Nebraska in 1882. He was married to Miss Minnie Glause two years later. Surviving are two brothers, one sister, and the following children: Frank and Louis of Palmer, Henry of Amelia, Fred of Clarks and Edward of Central City, and Mrs. Emma Farlee of Wolbach, Mrs. Anna Bandt of Cushing, Mrs. Lydia Gruber and Mrs. Ella Verplank of Palmer. A daughter, Clara, died in infancy. The sympathy of this community is extended Mrs. Farlee and the family in their double bereavement.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 2, 1938

Minnie Caroline (Ross) Frees, 1881-1940
Last Rites Conducted For Mrs. Hans Frees – Funeral services for Mrs. Hans P. Frees, 59, former well known resident of Brayton who died at her home at Columbus, Neb., Saturday were conducted Monday afternoon from a funeral chapel at that place. Rev. A. H. Guettler, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church conducted the rites and burial was in the Columbus cemetery. Mrs. Frees was found dead in bed by her husband when he went to call her. She had been a sufferer from a heart ailment for the past year. However she was up and around her home each day and had retired as usual Saturday night. As Minnie Caroline Ross, she was born Sept. 14, 1881 in Germany and came to this country with her parents who located at Bancroft. She grew to womanhood there and met Mr. Frees at Bancroft. Mr. Frees was a blacksmith by trade and after their marriage at Bancroft, Oct. 26, 1910, they moved to Brayton where they lived three years. From Brayton they went to Columbus. Surviving are the husband; a son, Richard S., Hastings; and three brothers, Albert Ross of Bancroft, Daniel Ross of West Point and Chas. Ross of Laurel, besides nieces and nephews. Ernest Ross and his mother attended the funeral Monday.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 24, 1940

Effie M. (Fairbanks) Frost, 1857-1930
Mrs. Effie Frost Answers Last Call – Mrs. Effie Frost passed away suddenly last Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, T. T. Frost, west of Wolbach. She had been in poor health for many months, and during the last week or so had been quite ill. Yet her death came as a shock to her family, as she seemed to feel in good spirits, talking pleasantly with members of the family until a few moments before her death. Death came quickly and peacefully. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Dr. R. A. White. The Royal Neighbors attended in a body. The pall bearers were Wm. Bryer, Erick Hansen, E. H. Davis, F. B. Thompson, M. E. Fitzsimmons and F. A. Kolar. Wednesday, the body was taken in McIntyre’s limousine hearse to Leigh, where another service was held, and burial made in the family lot in the Leigh cemetery beside the remains of her deceased husband and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Frost, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Frost and daughter Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frost, and Mrs. Louis Glass went to Leigh for the last ceremony. Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who were here Tuesday to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Calhoun and son of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fairbanks and daughter of Wellfleet, Nebr., James Seaton and Mrs. Emily Fairbanks of McCook. OBITUARY – Effie M. Fairbanks was born at Burlington, Iowa, July 6, 1857, and died May 25, 1930, at the home of her son, T.T. Frost, 8 miles west of Wolbach, aged 72 years, 10 months and 19 days. She came to Nebraska in the early eighties, locating at Elkhorn. In January 1886 she was united in marriage to Frederick M. Frost. Together with her husband she resided there for two years. They then took up a new home at Leigh, Nebraska. Three children were born to this union, namely T. T. Frost, Theodore F. Frost and Susan M. Frost. The husband and father passed away November 5, 1894, leaving the young widow to rear her three children alone, the eldest being 8 years of age. Susan, the only daughter, passed away June 10, 1912 in her eighteenth year. In 1911 the family moved to Wolbach and Mrs. Frost made her home there ever since. In her early life Mrs. Frost united with the Congregational Church at Leigh, Nebraska. Moving to Wolbach, she united with the Trinity Lutheran Church and remained a faithful member until her death. She was a charter member of the Maple Leaf Camp of the Royal Neighbors of America at Leigh, Nebraska. She leaves to mourn her death two sons, namely T. T. Frost and Theodore F. Frost; one grandson, Frederick W. Frost; one granddaughter, Evelyn Frost; one niece, Mrs. James Seaton, McCook, Nebraska; two nephews, Amos Fairbanks, Wellfleet, Nebraska, and E. R. Fairbanks of Norfolk, Nebraska; one cousin, Mrs. Mary Quinn of Omaha; one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. J. Fairbanks of Oxford, Nebraska. Her brother F. L. Fairbanks passed away just two months before. Mrs. Frost was a very useful and helpful member of Trinity Lutheran Church and will be greatly missed by all, particularly the Ladies Aid Society. The family having lived long in the community, have the profound sympathy of all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 29, 1930

Lillie Ludye (Anderson) Frost, 1891-1948
Mrs. Tracy Frost Passes on Suddenly – Mrs. Tracy Frost’s sudden death shortly before noon Wednesday, was a distinct shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Frost was about 56 years old. Apparently in good health until Tuesday, when she suffered a heart attack, Mrs. Frost had been helping her husband daily at their place of business. Mrs. Frost is survived by her husband, Tracy Frost, and a son Fred Frost of Wolbach. Funeral arrangements are not known.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 26, 1948

Last Rites For Mrs. Frost Held In St. Paul Fri. – Lillie Ludye Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anders Anderson, was born in Logan precinct, Howard county, Nebraska, May 11th, 1891 and passed away at her home in St. Paul, Neb. Febr. 25, 1948 at the age of 56 years, 9 months and 14 days. She was confirmed in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church of Wolbach, on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1905. She was united in marriage to Tracy T. Frost on April 20, 1919 and spent her entire life in Howard county. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Wolbach and the Rebekah Lodge of St. Paul. She is survived by her husband Tracy T. Frost of St. Paul, two brothers, Niels Anderson of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Anton C. Anderson, Central City, Colo., a step son Fredrick Frost and wife, Agnes, and seven grandchildren, Wayne, Itha JoAnne, Dorrene Lillian, Rose Mary, Joyce Elaine, Linda Nadine and Robert Eugene Frost. Funeral services were held on Friday at the McIntyre Funeral home at 1:45 and at the Methodist church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. V. R. Bell officiating. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Sarah Anice (Smith) Fuller, 1833-1925
OBITUARY Sarah Anice Smith was born in Vermont, April 5, 1833, and died at her home in Scotia, August 11, 1925, aged 92 years, 4 months and 6 days. She moved with her parents to Illinois when a small child, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to William J. Fuller at Plainfield, Illinois, on March 4, 1856. To this union were born nine children, six of whom and her husband, preceded her to the better land. The children living are: Sherman, of North Loup, James of Bayard, and Minnie, who made her home with her mother in Scotia. There are 17 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. The deceased had been an invalid for many years, and was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Minnie, everything possible being done for her comfort. The deceased was a devoted, sacrificing woman, always interest in her home and family, and won the respect and love of all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at the M.E. Church by the Rev. Jesse A. Monkman. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, August 13, 1925


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