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Helen Haggart, 1919
Two Killed When a Plane Crashes Down in St. Paul – Miss Helen Haggart, daughter of Attorney J. A. Haggart of St. Paul, and Lieut. Wright, in charge of the control station at St. Paul, are dead and Rex Randall of Gibbon, a pilot, is severely injured as a result of an aeroplane crash near the aviation field north of St. Paul last Thursday evening. Miss Haggart died early Saturday morning. Lieut. Wright was killed instantly. The plane fell a distance of ninety feet in the field just east of the control station. Just what cause the plane to fall is not known. County Judge Scott, who was in St. Paul, Saturday, said the machine was probably damaged beyond repair. The machine belonged to Gibbon business men and was assembled in Grand Island just five days before the accident occurred. – Greeley Citizen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 23, 1919

Anna Marie (Lindberg) Haggstrom, 1849-1936
Howard Co. Pioneer Dies at St. Paul – Mrs. John Haggstrom, 87, pioneer Howard county woman, died at her home in St. Paul, Friday, March 27, of heart disease and complications of advanced age. Funeral services were held Sunday at the home in St. Paul, after which the remains were taken to the Fairdale church where further services were conducted by Rev. Raymond Rush assisted by Rev. Barton. A mixed quartet, Mrs. Olsen, Miss Nelsen and Messrs. Olson and Lingford sang "Sometime We Will Understand," "I Shall Know Him," and "Abide With Me." Six grandsons served as pall bearers and four grand-daughters were flower bearers. Many floral tributes showed the great love and esteem she held among a multitude of relatives and friends. She was an earnest Christian, a devoted mother and a friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. OBITUARY – Anna Marie Lindberg was born in Sweden, May 20, 1849, and died March 27, 1936, at the age of 86 years, ten months and seven days. She came to America in 1880, and was united in marriage to John Haggstrom May 20, 1882. To this union six children were born, namely: Mrs. Arthur Larson of Lincoln, Albin Haggstrom of Greeley, Oscar Haggstrom of St. Paul, Mrs. Edwin Falk and Gus Haggstrom of St. Paul. One daughter, Lillie Alma, died in infancy and her husband preceded her in death in July, 1934. She also leaves one step-daughter, Mrs. A. G. Dahlberg of Wolbach, 30 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 2, 1936

Girl Haggstrom, ca. 1920-1923
Child Killed by Truck – The little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Haggstrom, residing at Peets, Colo. was crushed to death on Wednesday of last week at their home when ran over by a truck driven by the father of the little one. As near as we have been able to learn the facts Mr. Haggstrom was hauling wheat in the truck. He had just finished the load and as some shoats had been eating the spilled wheat, before starting the truck he looked from both sides to see that none of them were in the way. Seeing nothing he cranked the truck and tried to start it, killing his engine. Again cranking it he threw it into gear suddenly and started to back up. He at once knew that he had ran over something, and says he heard a groan and knew it was not one of the shoats. Stopping the truck he found the wheel of the loaded truck had passed over the little girl across her abdomen and had crushed her to death. One can but imagine the grief of the father when he learned what had happened. The remains of the little one were brought to St. Paul and last Saturday were laid to rest in the Fairdale cemetery west of Wolbach. Mr. and Mrs. Haggstrom are well known in this community, and their friends here ask to share in their grief as a result of the sad and fatal accident.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 25, 1923

Harvey Allen Haggstrom, 1944-1944
INFANT SON DIES – Harvey Allen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Haggstrom of Los Angeles, died Wednesday of last week, according to word received by Mrs. Haggstrom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kolar. The child was born February 12.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1944

John Isaac Haggstrom, 1855-1934
Howard County Pioneer Passes On – Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon for John Haggstrom, highly respected citizen of Howard county and St. Paul who died from cancer at the Nicholas Sanitarium at Savannah, Missouri. His pastor, Rev. Raymond Rush conducted short funeral services at the home in St. Paul, following which the body was taken to the church in Fairdale community where a former pastor, Rev. Barton assisted with the services there. Interment was made in Fairdale cemetery. The pall bearers were grandsons and the grand daughters acted as flower bearers. John Isaac Haggstrom was born in North Bottom, Boden, Sweden August 25th 1855 and died July 25th, 1934, age 78 years and 11 months. He came from the "land of the midnight sun." There are three days of the year in that part of Sweden from which he came where the sun never sets. The deceased was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and at the age of twenty-two was married to Fredericka Vickstron. To this union one daughter, Mrs. A. G. Dahlberg of Fairdale community was born. When this child was sixteen weeks old the family came to America, arriving at Dannebrog in August 1879, where Mrs. Haggstrom died in 1880. In 1881 Mr. Haggstrom homesteaded in Fairdale precinct where he resided for many years, moving to St. Paul a few years ago. On May 29, 1888 [not clear, 1883?] he married Miss Annie Lindberg and to this union six children were born, namely, Mrs. Arthur L. Larson, Lincoln, Nebraska; Mrs. Edwin Falk, Fairdale; Oscar Haggstrom, St. Paul; Gustaf Haggstrom, Fairdale; Albin Haggstrom, near Greeley and the youngest, Lillie Alma who died in infancy. Mr. Haggstrom was a strong character and a good man, conscientious in his dealings with his fellow man. Honesty was his motto. He had lots of driving power in him, a man of good judgment, and executive ability. In the early days he together with his faithful wife helped to make these barren plains a beautiful place to live and bring up a family. He first lived in a "dugout" then in a sod house and later in a modern home. He had his share of the joys and successes of life. He also had his share of the hardships and sorrows of life. He brought up a family that is a credit to the community as he himself was. When the Methodist church was organized in Fairdale he became one of the charter members. He was not only a faithful attendant upon the means of grace and a strong supporter of the good cause, when the Fairdale church building was erected he gave liberly (sic) of his means. When he retired and moved to St. Paul he transferred his church membership to the St. Paul Methodist church and remained a faithful member until death. May his memory be lasting to his near and dear ones and relatives and friends until we shall all meet again with our Redeemer and Saviour. The deceased leaves to mourn his death his faithful help mate and wife for more than fifty-two years who has been a leading factor in his success in life, his six children mentioned above, thirty grandchildren, two great grandchildren, five half brothers and sisters, namely: Herbert Haggstrom, Brayton, Nebr; Knut Haggstrom, Hughson, Calif; Mrs. Emanuel Navarro, St. Paul, Minn; who were present at the funeral and two sisters residing in Sweden; many other relatives and a host of friends. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 2, 1934

Sigred Mary (Lagerquist) Haggstrom, 1887-1946
Mrs. Haggstrom Dies In Hospital – Mrs. Albin Haggstrom, 59, died in a Grand Island hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock. Mrs. Haggstrom underwent surgery the previous Wednesday. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:15 o’clock at the home and at the Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. V. R. Bell of St. Paul will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Haggstrom is survived by her husband, two sons, John of Portland and Virgil of Wolbach; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Black of Salem, Ore.; and two half-brothers, Harry Lagerquist of North Platte and Dave Lagerquist of Redman, Ore.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 21, 1946

Funeral Services for Mrs. Haggstrom – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. Albin Haggstrom. The church was filled far beyond the seating capacity. Floral offering banked the front of the church. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers were David Bengtson, Noble Larson, A. J. Larsen, Charles Smith, E. L. Johnson and E. H. Davis. Sigred Mary, daughter of Robert and Ulreka Lagerquist, was born March 14, 1887 at Topeka, Kansas and died March 17 at the age of 59 years. She was baptized as an infant in the Lutheran faith and was confirmed as a young girl on July 26, 1903. She was employed in St. Paul, where she clerked in a dry goods store and attended the St. Paul business college. On March 18, 1903, she was united in marriage to Albin Haggstrom. They made their home in St. Paul for a number of years, where Mr. Haggstrom was in business and also served as clerk of the district court. They then moved to a farm north of Wolbach and later retired from active farming and moved into Wolbach. She affiliated with the Methodist church while in St. Paul, and was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and was a past matron of this order. Surviving her husband, two sons, John Haggstrom of Portland, Ore., and Virgil Haggstrom of Wolbach, one sister, Rebecca Black of Salem, Ore., two brothers, Harry Lagerquist, North Platte, and David Lagerquist of Redmond, Ore., and four grandchildren. Out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend last rites for Mrs. Albin Haggstrom were Mrs. Rebecca Black of Salem, Ore., Harry Lagerquist of North Platte, Oscar Haggstrom of Denver, Gus Haggstrom of Sterling, Mrs. Hulda Dahlberg of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Haggstrom of Lincoln, Mrs. Ella Falk and family of St. Paul, Mrs. Herman Dahlberg of Fremont, Mrs. Olga Haggstrom of Wahoo, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Anderson of Stromsburg, Mrs. Hildur Lumberg and Mrs. Gertrude Carper of Nehawka, Mrs. Selma Nelson and Lucian Carper of Murray, Gus Nelson of Nehawka, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Melton of Kearney.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 28, 1946

Anna Goldia Hagman, 1886-1948
Last Rites for Mrs. Henry Hagman Aug. 2 – Last rites were held for Mrs. Henry Hagman Monday, August 2 at the McIntyre funeral home at 1:45 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church at St. Paul, Nebr., Rev. E. A. Ahrens officiating. Burial in the Elwood Cemetery at St. Paul. Pallbearers were: C. J. Suchanek, E. B. Potts, Frank Komsak, Charles Dobry, H. N. Verley and C. A. Jacobsen. The Presbyterian choir sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", "Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages." Anna Goldia Hagman was born October 24, 1886 at Fairmont, Nebraska and passed away at her home at St. Paul Thursday, July 29, 1948 at the age of 51 years, 9 months and 4 days. Besides her husband, Henry Hagman, she leaves to mourn her loss, one son, Wendell Hagman of Grand Island; two daughters, Mrs. Bud Starr and Mrs. John Behrman, Jr. of Wolbach and 4 grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 5, 1948

Charles Hails, ca.1874-1944
NEWS OF DEATH – Mrs. Ellen Bundy received word Saturday of the death of her brother, Charles Hails, 70. Mr. Hails had been in failing health for the last two years.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 27, 1944

Sarah Hall, ca. 1855-1940
MRS. SARAH HALL, 85, BURIED AT ST. PAUL [sic, actually buried in Palmer] – After an illness of several months, Mrs. Sarah Hall, 85, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Lothrop, at 12.45 noon Saturday. She had been bedfast since the first of December. She was one of the early settlers of Grand Island and was well known in Hall county. Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter with whom she had made her home for several years, and her son, Ray, of Scotia, New York. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the McIntyre funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday and interment was at Palmer, Neb.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 11, 1940

Lillie May (Kinney) Halpin, 1869-1948
Mrs. Mary (sic) Halpin 79, Passed Away Tues – Mrs. May Halpin 79, living west of Belgrade passed away at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning at her home, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Monday afternoon. Funeral service will be held at Fullerton Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Halpin is a sister of Frank Kinney, having lived in this community a good many years ago.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 14, 1948

Lillie May Halpin Passes on Oct. 12; Services Held Oct. 14 – Lillie May Kinney daughter of Aaron and Maryette Kinney, born in Vandalia, Michigan on June 7, 1869 and died at her home in Nance County, Nebraska October 12, 1948 at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 5 days. She came with her family to Nance County in 1881 and grew to young womanhood on a farm here. In 1892 she was married to John A. Halpin and to them were born two sons Frank and Aaron and two daughters, Mary and Ruth. Mr. Halpin died February 14, 1932 and of her immediate family two brothers survive, Frank of Wolbach and Charles of Denver. Her parents, two sisters and a brother also preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing her four children: Frank of Grand Island, Mrs. Mary Matthiesen of Belgrade, Aaron and Ruth at home; one grandson, Stewart; two nieces, Mrs. George Becker of Denver and Mrs. Roy Cantral of Belgrade, and one nephew, Dan Anderson of Perris, California, as well as many other relatives. Funeral services were held on Thursday October 14 at the Presbyterian church in Fullerton with Rev. Carl Sandberg in charge and burial was in the Fullerton cemetery. – Among those from this community attending the last rites of Mrs. May Halpin, 74 (sic), Thursday at Fullerton were: Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elliott, Mrs. Minnie Berney, John Berney and two sons, Pete Berney, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Berney, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wagner, Mrs. Gus Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jacobsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 21, 1948

Dorothy Faye Halverson, 1908-1926
DOROTHY HALVERSON DIES IN WISCONSIN Word reached Scotia Tuesday of the death of Dorothy Faye Halverson, at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Dorothy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Halverson, of Scotia, and at the time of her death was living at the Martin home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dorothy was born March 2, 1908, in Racine, Wisconsin, and passed away on December 14, 1926. The deceased had many friends in Scotia who are saddened to hear of her death, and who will extend their tenderest sympathy to her family in this, their time of sorrow.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, December 16, 1926, pg. 1, column 3

Agnes Darlene Margaret Hansen, 1930-1935
Darlene Hansen Rites Were Held Friday – Rev. Kaldahl pastor of the Scandinavian church held brief funeral services for little Darlene Hansen at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Petersen Friday afternoon at two o’clock, following which services were held in Trinity Lutheran Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Rhine assisted by Rev. Kaldahl. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attended. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery with Reed Nelson, LeRoy Hansen, Dick and Dale Travis as acting pall bearers. Seven little girls, Lorraine and Lois Nelson, Beulah McLain, Lavora Paulsen, Lorraine, Pauline and Yvonne Travis carried beautiful floral tributes. OBITUARY – Agnes Darlene Margaret Hansen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen, was born October 14, 1930. She passed away at the General Hospital in Grand Island, January 2, 1935, aged four years, two months and eighteen days. Darlene, as she was known by her dear ones and friends, became sick with a cold developing into pneumonia, which together with other complications was the cause of her death. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith in infancy. She was a loving child that immediately won the admiration of those with whom she associated. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen, a brother Reynold, a sister Elvina, her grand parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Petersen, eight cousins and a number of other relatives and friends. May God through His infinite mercy strengthen the sorrow-stricken father, mother, brother and sister, and bless the sweet memory of their loved one in their hearts. "She is not dead; she only sleeps, Safe in the arms of Him who keeps His lambs secure from earth’s alarm, From grief and sin and from that harm. She is not dead; she is at rest, Content upon her Savior’s breast; Dear little child, we loved you so, But Jesus loved you more, we know." The following verses which the little girl who was a regular attendant at Sunday School always sang, are lovingly dedicated to her beloved memory: "Two little eyes to look to God, Two little ears to hear His word, Two little feet to walk His ways, Hands to serve Him all my days. One little tongue to speak His truth, One little heart for Him in youth; take them, O Jesus, let them be Always willing – True to Thee." Card of Thanks – Words cannot express how grateful we feel toward all our neighbors and friends for all they have done for us before and since the death of our Dear Little Darlene, for all the comforting words of sympathy which mean so much at a time, like this, for all the beautiful flowers of which there were so many and of which our little Darling was always a lover. We also want to thank the Choir, Mr. DeLaurant, and Miss Lillie Smith for the beautiful song she sang, Rev. S. S. Kaldahl and Rev. F. S. Rhine for the comforting words spoken to us both at the church and at home. It is impossible in this way to say all we’d like to but want you to know that your kind thoughts and deeds will never be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen, Reynold and Elvina, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Peterson.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 10, 1935

Anders Hansen, 1857-1925
Anders Hansen was born at Norre Seiley, Denmark, September 11th, 1857 and died in Scotia, Nebraska, Wednesday morning, February, 18, at the home of his brother, L. J. Hansen with whom he had resided for the past year. Mr. Hansen came to this country when a young man and after residing in Howard Co. for some years went to Omaha, where he lived until a year ago when he came to live in Scotia. He was baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran church in Denmark in his youth. Mr. Hansen leaves to mourn his departure, two brothers. L. J. of Scotia, and Mr. Rasmus Hansen of Ruskin, Nebraska, besides four nieces and four nephews.Funeral services were conducted in the Scotia Methodist Episcopal church Saturday afternoon, February 21st, instant by the pastor, Rev. Jesse A. Monkman, and interment made in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The sympathy of the community is with the bereaved relatives and friends.- CARDS OF THANKS We wish to thank the neighbors and friends, who assisted us at the time of the death of our beloved brother. We also wish to thank the chorus for their splendid services rendered. Rasmus Hansen, L. J. Hansen, and family.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Volume XXXI, Thursday, February 26, 1925, pg. 1, column 2

Andrew Hansen, 1862-1930
Final Summons Comes To Andrew Hansen – Andrew Hansen passed away last Monday morning at 8:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Archie Nelson, at the age of 67 years and 10 months. Mr. Hansen suffered a stroke on August 22 and gradually grew worse until death came. It was the third stroke which Mr. Hansen had suffered, the first being a light one affecting his throat in 1925. In May, 1928, he was confined to his bed for several weeks with a severe stroke from which he gradually recovered to a large extent. Mr. Hansen was born in Denmark November 1, 1862. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in his native country. He came to America when he was 18 years old. He came direct to Nebraska and was an early settler in this part of the state his home being in Howard county, south east of Wolbach, where he wrestled with the hard ships of pioneer life. He was married to Johanna Mathiesen in 1889. To this union five children were born. Two of his children, Ella and Hans preceded him in death. His wife died in 1918, being buried February 1. Mr. Hansen is survived by three children, all residing in this community, Jacob, Mrs. Carrie Nelson, and Hans M. and seven grandchildren. There are also two brothers and one sister in Denmark. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White, were held at the Nelson home at 2 p.m. Wednesday and at Trinity Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. Burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Having lived in the community many years, Mr. Hansen was well known here, and he enjoyed the respect of all, and the surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 4, 1930

Anine (Madsen) Hansen, 1870-1935
Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Hansen – Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran church for Mrs. Rasmus Hansen who passed away Wednesday of last week following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Hansen had not been well for the past five years and since last September her condition had grown steadily worse. The services were conducted by Rev. S. S. Kaldahl, pastor of the Scandinavian Lutheran church. Rev. H. A. Feldman and Rev. J. S. Rhine also assisted with the services. Clarence, Chris and Raymond Christensen and Pete, Chris and Carl Madsen, all nephews of the deceased acted as pall-bearers. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Anine Madsen was born in Almtoft, Jutland, Denmark, January 10, 1870 and passed away at the family home in Wolbach March 20, 1935 at the age of 65 years, 2 months and 10 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Denmark. At the age of 21 years she emigrated to America coming directly to the home of Mads Hansen in Grand Island, a brother of her husband. On November 23, 1895 she was united in marriage to Rasmus Hansen in Laramie, Wyoming, where they lived the first years of their married life. They moved to Nebraska in 1897 and settled on a farm in the Logan community in Howard County, where they lived until Mr. Hansen’s health failed in 1924 when they moved to Wolbach. Mrs. Hansen was a faithful member of the Scandinavian Lutheran church and as long as her health permitted, she and her husband were never absent from a service. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Carl Oakeson of Wahoo and Miss Emma Hansen of Ord and three sons, Ernest, Carl and Ejner of Wolbach, all of whom were at her bedside when the end came. Eight grandchildren, many relatives and a host of friends also survive. Attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. Carl Oakeson and a friend of Wahoo, Mr. Andrew Oakeson of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Rasmussen and son Henry and Mrs. Jim Olsen of Farwell, Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen of Dannebrog. Heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Card of Thanks – We desire to thank the many neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and at the time of the death and burial of our beloved wife and mother. Especially do we thank the ministers for their consoling words, the choir and those who sent the beautiful floral tributes. Rasmus Hansen and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 28, 1935

Anna Christine Hansen, 1886-1936
Funeral Rites For Miss Anna Hansen – Funeral services were held in the Trinity Lutheran church Saturday afternoon for Miss Anna Hansen, who passed away at the Sallman hospital at St. Paul, Thursday evening. She had undergone an emergency operation Wednesday afternoon for strangulated hernia, and her condition was critical from the first. Rev. Primrose of St. Paul conducted the last rites. Interment was made at Hillside cemetery with Jacob DeLaurant, A. P. Rochek, Chris Nielsen, John Caudle, Nels Schmidt, and G. K. Jacobsen as pallbearers. Relatives attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Englebret Christensen, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nelsen, Pauline and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin, Mrs. Bern Eastburn, Mrs. Raymond Croghan and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Johnson, Chris Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Redenbo, Mrs. Vern Essley, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Morrison and daughter Anna, all of Arnold; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Auble of Ord, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nelsen and children of Central City. OBITUARY – Miss Anna Christine Hansen was born April 29th, 1886 in Lygumkloster, North Schlesvig, and died July 16, 1936, at the age of 49 years, 2 months and 17 days. She immigrated to this country at the age of 2 years with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hansen and settled on a farm three miles east of Wolbach, at which place she lived with her parents for 15 years. The past 34 years she has made her home with her brother-in-law, Torval Christensen and family. Surviving to mourn her untimely death are two brothers, Nelse Hansen, Wolbach and Pete Hansen, San Diego, California, three sisters, Mrs. Ingleborg Christensen at the Hastings hospital, Mrs. Katie Nielsen and Mrs. Mary Martin of Arnold; Torval Christensen and three children: Christine and Albert, at home, and Englebret of Arnold, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 23, 1936

Auguste (Michel) Aultman Hansen, 1886-1931
Mrs. Wm Hansen Dies at G. I. Hospital – Mrs. Wm Hansen passed away at the General Hospital at Grand Island Tuesday evening after undergoing two major operations recently. Mrs. Hansen had been quite low for a week, although her condition last Sunday seemed more hopeful. Monday, the second operation was performed and she remained in a very critical condition until her death. A message was sent early this week to Long Beach, Calif., where her son Carl resides, but not in time for him to reach Nebraska in time to see his mother alive. As this is written, arrangements for the funeral have not been made.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 4, 1931

Mrs. Wm. Hansen Laid To Rest – The funeral services of Mrs. Wm. Hansen were held last Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Dr. R. A. White and the remains were laid in Hillside cemetery. Although the weather was bad and the roads very muddy, a large number of friends and relatives of the bereaved family were present. OBITUARY – Mrs. Auguste Micheel Aultman Hansen was born June 7, 1886 in Stetin Pomern, Germany, and died June 2, 1931 in the General Hospital at Grand Island, Nebr., aged 44 years, 11 months and 25 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Germany. In 1902 she was united in marriage to Karl Aultman. To this union was born three sons, namely Karl, Long Beach, California; Ernest and Eric of Wolbach, Nebr. On May 19, 1919 she was married to Wilhelm Hansen, and lived on his farm about three miles east of Wolbach, which was her home at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn the loss her husband and three sons, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Michel of Kearney, Nebr., five sisters and one brother, namely Mrs. Ernestine Frederick, Lake Elms, Minnesota; Mrs. Anna Naetzelman, Lewellen, Nebr., Mrs. Bertha Rehder, Kearney, Nebr., Mrs. Maggie Hiatte, Larned, Kansas; Mrs. Martha Axanan, Elmhurst, Nebr.; and William Michel, Wolbach, Nebr. She was a devoted wife and fond loving mother. The family being well known in the community, the stricken husband and sons, parents and all other surviving relatives have the profound sympathy of all. Card of Thanks – We wish to take this means of extending our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. Wm. Hansen, Carl Aultman, Ernest Aultman, Eric Aultman
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 11, 1931

Betty Jean Hansen, 1937-1941
Funeral Services for Betty Jean Hansen – The funeral of Betty Jean Hansen, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen of Big Springs, Nebr., who died Sunday, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse conducting the service. Interment was in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyre’s. Pallbearers were Herman Johnson, Gus Haggstrom, Leslie Bogenhagen and Alvin Jacobsen. OBITUARY – Betty Jean Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen of Big Springs, Nebr., was born at Wolbach, Sept. 29, 1937 and passed away in a hospital in Chappell, Nebr., at 11:45 p.m. Sunday June 22, 1941 at the age of 3 years, 8 months and 24 days. Her death was caused by complications which set in following a recent attack of the measles. Betty Jean was baptized in Trinity Ev. Lutheran church in Wolbach, Easter Sunday, April 17, 1938 and thus was received into the Church of The Living Christ. Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Ruth Ilene and Wilma June; her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnston, of Wolbach, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Hansen of Big Springs, Nebr., and a great grand-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, of St. Paul, Minn., and many other relatives and friends. Little Betty Jean had known already in her short years the meaning of pain, and she is now safe in the Arms of her Saviour Who Alone is able to erase all pain and sorrow and to give in their place true peace and joy. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our kind neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy extended us after the death of our beloved Betty Jean. Also we thank those who sent flowers. May God’s grace redeem your friendliness with his richest rewards. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen, Ruth Ilene and Wilma June, The Wm. Johnston family, The John Hansen family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 26, 1941

Chris Hansen, ca.1888-1948
Chris Hansen Passes on Friday Afternoon – Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jensen and family attended the funeral services of her brother Chris Hansen 60 who passed away Friday afternoon having been in ill health the past year. Services were held at Livingston and Sondermann funeral home at Grand Island at 1:30, Trinity Lutheran church at 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Other relatives attending from here were: Mr. and Ms. Frank Berst and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Klein, Mr. and Mrs. August Hansen and Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hansen and Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hansen and Lavern, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hansen and baby.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 29, 1948

Claus Wilhelm Hansen, 1880-1934
Answers Final Summons – Following a lingering illness, "Bill" Hansen passed away at the Ingleside State hospital near Hastings, Monday evening. Ed McIntyre drove to the hospital, bringing the body here in the ambulance where it rested in the McIntyre mortuary until Wednesday. Funeral services conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Rhine were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery beside his wife. Pall bearers were his nephews: Hans Hansen, Bill Hansen, Henry Hansen, Ed Lange, Dick Lange and Henry Lange. Claus Wilhelm Hansen was born in Schlieweg, Germany on October 18, 1880, and died April 30, 1934, age 53 years, 6 months and 12 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Germany. In July 1906 he came to Iowa from Germany. Later the same year he came to Nebraska and settled in Greeley county. He was married to Mrs. Augusta Altman in 1919; his wife preceded him in death in June 1931. Surviving to mourn his departure are his mother and six sisters and two brothers in Germany, one sister Mrs. Asmus Lange and brother John Hansen of this community and two step sons, Ernest Altman of Portland, Oregon and Eric Altman here. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 3, 1934

Eileen Lorraine (Thomas) Hansen, 1917-1943
Funeral Rites For Mrs. N. J. Hansen – Funeral services for Mrs. Norman J. Hansen, 26, who died in Holdrege Wednesday of last week, were held at Holdrege and Bladen, with Rev. Carl Bader, pastor of the Holdrege First Methodist church, officiating. Assisting him was Miss Gertrude McCallum. The pallbearers were members of the Holdrege public school faculty. Burial was in the Bladen cemetery. Eileen Lorraine Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thomas, was born in Bladen, Neb., April 11, 1917. She was graduated from the Bladen high school in 1934 and taught in the Webster county schools for five years. She also taught for a short time in Ericson. She was married in Lincoln to Norman J. Hansen of Ericson on September 20, 1941. Mrs. Hansen was a member of the Rebekah lodge. Surviving are her husband, an infant son, James Thomas, her parents, one brother, Dale, and her grandmother, Mrs. I. H. Thomas.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, December 2, 1943

Erik Hansen, 1852-1944
DEATH CALLS ERIK HANSEN – Oldest Resident Of Wolbach Dies In Grand Island Monday Night – Erik Hansen, Wolbach’s oldest resident, died Monday night at the Lutheran hospital in Grand Island. Mr. Hansen was 91 years old. Mr. Hansen had been confined to the hospital for the last several weeks. Surviving are his wife, who entered the hospital at the same time and still a patient there; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Anderson and Mrs. Jennie Sonderup; four sons, Ross, Arthur, Elmer and Henry. [Picture of Erik Hansen] Funeral services are to be held Friday at St. Paul, with burial in the family plot. A native of Denmark, Mr. Hansen came to America in 1880. He made his home in Wolbach for the last 25 years. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen observed their 67th wedding anniversary last November.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, April 20, 1944

Funeral Services For Erik Hansen – Funeral services were held at the McIntyre Funeral home in St. Paul Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Erik Hansen, who died last week in a Grand Island hospital. Rev. H. P. Anderson of Wolbach conducted the last rites. The choir, composed of John Bell, pianist, Harry Lingford, C. C. Reed, Helen Nelsen and Lillian Anderson, sang several hymns. Burial was in the Elmwood cemetery at St. Paul. The pallbearers: Lawrence Lund, W. L. Cartwright, Rasmus Pedersen, Henry Sonderup, Herman Johnson and E. L. Johnson. Erik Hansen was born in Heysayer, Denmark, August 3, 1852, and died Monday evening, April 17, 1944, at a Grand Island hospital at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 14 days. On October 30, 1876 he was united in marriage to Catherine Jacobsen. To this union nine children were born, two in Denmark. Three children preceded him in death. In 1880 the family came to America and lived four years in Pennsylvania. They moved to Grand Island, Neb., where they lived until they moved to Howard county in 1888. In the spring of 1901 they moved to a farm eight miles northeast of Wolbach, later moving on their own farm five miles north of Wolbach. In 1916 they moved to Wolbach, where they lived until ill health forced them to enter the hospital. Mr. Hansen took an active interest in his home community, having served on the Wolbach town board, a local bank and the Farmers Co-operative Association. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Denmark. When a young man, Mr. Hansen served as a soldier in the Danish army. Two of his sons served in World War One and he now has grandsons in the armed services. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last October. Surviving are his wife, two daughters and four sons. The children are Mrs. Paul Anderson, St. Paul, Mrs. Hans Sounderup, St. Paul, Elmer, Omaha, Art and Ross, Council Bluffs, Ia., Henry, Boise, Ida. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Among those attending the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Pedersen and daughter, Dora, Rev. and Mrs. H. P. Anderson, Mrs. John Jensen, H. B. Johnson, E. L. Johnson, Henry Sounderup, Lawrence Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Enier Pedersen, Emil Pedersen, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cartwright and daughter, Peggy Ann, and Dr. A. H. Holm.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, April 27, 1944

Hans C. Hansen, 1868-1947
H. C. Hansen Rites Held at Osceola Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Last rites were held for H. C. Hansen, a former druggist, at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, September 2, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Osceola, Nebr. Rev. Maurice L. Swenson officiated. Burial in the family plot in the Dannebrog cemetery. Pallbearers were: S. P. Johnson, M. R. Anderson, Dwight Bush, LeRoy Rhodes, Holger Christensen and Edwin Hedlund. Hans C. Hansen was born at Slesvig, Denmark and came to America at the age of 14. He was 78 years, 9 months and 24 days old at the time of his death. A member of the Mason and Eastern Star Orders for 20 years also a member of the Danish Brotherhood. He was baptized and confirmed in Denmark and later affiliated with the Trinity Lutheran church at Wolbach. Mr. Hansen being a highly respected citizen served for many years on the town and school board here. On December 15, 1889 he was united in marriage to Laurine Christensen. Surviving besides his wife are two daughter, Mrs. Paul Bartunek, Knoxville, Iowa and Mrs. Ralph Mills, Long Beach, Calif., one brother Fred; five grandchildren, Beverly, Paula and Sandra Bartunek, Ralph and Sue Mills and a large host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 11, 1947

Infant Son Hansen, 1934
Infant Child Buried Friday – The sympathy of the community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hansen who mourn the death of their infant son who passed away Thursday night. The little one was buried in Hillside cemetery Friday morning.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 1, 1934

Inglebreth Hansen, 1890-1909
Inglebreth Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hansen, died on Thursday of last week, after an illness of about three years of rheumatism and heart trouble. The deceased was born Sept. 8, 1890, and was in his 20th year. He was loved and admired by all who knew him and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Everson, of Elba conducted the services and preached the sermon in the Danish language. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery. Card of Thanks – Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hansen desire to return their sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the last illness of their son, Inglebreth Hansen. They also desire to return thanks to the church choir and all those who gave assistance at the funeral.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 2, 1909

Jimmy Hansen, Jr. 1947-1947
Hansen Youth Dies, Services Were Tues – Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hansen of Cushing mourn the death of their infant son, Jimmy Jr., who died at birth in the Memorial hospital at St. Paul Monday. Committal rites were held at the Hillside cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. V. R. Bell of St. Paul officiated, under the direction of McIntyre Funeral home. Mr. Hansen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hansen and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hansen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 4, 1947

Johanna (Mathiesen) Hansen, 1861-1918
OBITUARY – Johanna Mathiesen was born in Denmark, February 28th 1861, and died at her home in Wolbach January 29th 1918, aged 56 years, 11 months and 1 day. In infancy she was baptized and later confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church in her native country. She came to America in the year 1889 and on November of the same year she was married to Andrew Hansen. For many years the family lived on their farm three miles southeast of Wolbach. Last spring they moved into the village. There remains to mourn the loss, the husband, one brother in Colorado and three children, namely, Jacob Hansen who now resides on the home place, Carrie and Hans Hansen, who are with the father in town. Two children born to this union preceded the mother to the Better Land, namely Ella and Hans Hansen. The departed was a sufferer from paralysis for several years, but she bore her suffering with great patience and Christian fortitude. While her death is a great loss to those who remain, to her it is eternal gain. The sympathies of the entire community go out to all the mourning ones. She will ever be remembered as an affectionate wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor. Funeral services were held at the English Lutheran church, Friday, February 1, 1918, 2 o’clock P.M. under the joint auspices of the pastor Rev. R. A. White, who ministered in English, and Rev. N. P. Sorensen of Cushing, who ministered in Danish. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 7, 1918

John Hansen, 1926-1926
Infant Dies – John, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Johannus Hansen, who reside five miles east of Wolbach, died Thursday, November 11 and was buried in the Wolbach cemetery on Friday, November 12. The child lived only 13 days, being born October 29th. Brief funeral services, conducted by Rev. White, were held at the cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 18, 1926

Minnie Hansen, 1856-1947
Mrs. Minnie Hansen Funeral Held in St. Paul Friday – Funeral services were held for Mrs. Minnie Hansen 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at the McIntyre Funeral Home in St. Paul, with Rev. L. C. Hansen, Dannebrog and Rev. E. A. Ahrens, St. Paul officiating. Burial in the Elmwood Cemetery at St. Paul. The following songs were sung by the choir, "Think of the Home Over There", "Shall We Gather at the River" and "In the Garden" accompanied by John J. H. Bell at the piano. Pallbearers were: Lawrence Lund, Wm. Cartwright, Einer Pedersen, Henry Sonderup, Herman Johnson and E. L. Johnson. Minnie Hansen was born in Heysayer, Denmark, April 14, 1856 and passed away Tuesday, February 18, 1947 at a rest home in Brush, Colorado at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 4 days. On October 30, 1876 she was united in marriage to Erik Hansen. To this union nine children were born, two in Denmark. Three children and her husband preceded her in death. In 1880 the family came to America, lived for four years in Pennsylvania, then moved to Grand Island, where they lived until they moved to Howard County in 1888. In the spring of 1901 they moved to a farm 8 miles northeast of Wolbach, later moving on their own farm 5 miles north of Wolbach. In 1916 they moved to Wolbach were they lived until ill health forced them to enter the Lutheran Hospital in Grand Island. October 30, 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Hansen celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. On April 17, 1944 Mr. Hansen passed away at the hospital in Grand Island and at that time Mrs. Hansen entered the Lutheran Rest Home in Brush, Colorado. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Denmark and was a very faithful member until she fell and fractured her hip in 1946. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters and four sons: Mrs. Paul Anderson and Mrs. Hans Sonderup of St. Paul; Elmer of Omaha, Art and Ross of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Henry of Boise, Idaho; 14 grand children and 9 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 27, 1947

Peder Hansen, 1866-1949
Peder Hansen is Laid to Rest Here Tues. Afternoon – Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the D. H. Marcoe home for Peder Hansen, 82, of Ericson with Rev. Ehert of North Loup officiating. Interment in the Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. C. Wilson, Jacob Hansen, Virgil Haggstrom, A. J. Larsen, Lloyd Weiser, and Raymond Cox. The Lutheran Junior Choir sang the hymns. Peder Hansen was born in Frederica, Denmark, October 23, 186s (sic) and was one of eight children. His mother died when he was four years of age and he was cared for by his father and older brothers. He attended grade and night school and at the age of twelve he signed up as an apprentice to a blacksmith. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at the age of fourteen. He came to the United States in the year of 1889 and spent the first few years in Wisconsin, coming to Nebraska in 1898 and locating in Wolbach in 1900 where he resided until 1937. He was in the general merchandise business for about fifteen years, sold real estate for several years and farmed about eight, before moving to Ericson where he operated a grocery store until the time of his retirement in 1945. In 1905 he married Bardara (sic) Cutler and to this union eight children were born, three boys and five girls one of whom died in infancy. He passed away January 7, 1949 at the Burwell Hospital after a lingering illness of two years finally succumbing following three weeks of acute illness. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Bardara, a son Carl of Washington, D. C., a daughter, Victoria of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. John E. Banks of Grand Island, Mrs. Lloyd Kasselder and Mrs. Russell Wooley of Ericson, Nebraska, Norman J. Hansen of Crete, Nebraska, and John Clifford of Kansas City, fifteen grand-children, a brother James of Denmark, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Marcoe, other relatives and a host of friends. He did not accumulate much of this world’s goods but his wife, three sons, and four daughters, love him above all men and will always reverence his memory. He was a man of integrity, a lover of nature, a respecter of his fellow men, and a humble believer in God. Attending the services from out of town were: Dr. Carl F. Hansen of Washington, D. C.; Miss Victoria Hansen and John Clifford Hansen of Kansas City, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Hansen and son of Crete; Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Kasselder and Kenneth and Mrs. Russell Wooley of Ericson; Mrs. J. E. Banks and children of Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Calhoun and Mr. and Mrs. Verne Plank of Grand Island.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 13, 1949

Peter C. Hansen, 1859-1941
Former Resident Buried in Calif. – Peter C. Hansen, former widely known Wolbach resident passed away at his home in San Diego, Calif., at midnight September 5 at the age of 81 years 9 months and 15 days. Burial was at San Diego in the family vault beside the body of his wife. Mr. Hansen was born November 21, 1859 in North Lygum, Schleisweg, Denmark. When he was about 25 years old he came to the United States and to Fremont, Neb., where he lived for a time. In 1887 he moved to Wolbach and the next year he was married to Sophia Christensen. They farmed for many years before moving to Wolbach where Mr. Hansen engaged in the real estate business with Mr. Bradley. About 1915 they moved to Grand Island and about 15 years ago went to San Diego where they made their home. Mrs. Hansen died several years ago. They had eight children, a daughter, Ingabord, passed away about 1914. The survivors include two sons, Engelbret Hansen and Alfred Hansen of San Diego, Calif., five daughters, Mrs. Sine Seckle, Mrs. Loretta DeWolf, Mrs. Helen Spence of San Diego; Mrs. Polly Auble of Ord and Mrs. Joy Weinrach of Tulsa, Okla., a brother, Nels L. Hansen, Wolbach; three half sisters, Mrs. Chris Nelson and Mrs. Robert Martin of Arnold and Mrs. Torval Christensen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Peter George Hansen, 1870-1926
P. G. Hansen Passes Away – Mr. P. G. Hansen died at his home at about 9 o’clock last night after failing rapidly within the past few days. He suffered a stroke a few months ago from which he never fully recovered. Last Friday he became worse and since then gradually sank lower until the end came last night. The obituary will be printed next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 12, 1926

P. G. Hansen Laid to Rest – A very large crowd gathered at the Trinity Lutheran church last Saturday afternoon out of respect for a highly regarded citizen of this community, who had passed on. The funeral of Mr. P. G. Hansen was held at that time. OBITUARY – Peter George Hansen was born at New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin, March 10th 1870, and passed away at Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, August 11, 1926, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and one day. He was baptized and confirmed in the English Lutheran church at New Denmark. He spent the earlier part of his life as a woodsman in the forests of Michigan and Wisconsin. He came to Wolbach in 1894 and resided at his farm 3 miles east and ˝ mile north of Wolbach until two years ago when he moved to town and resided in Wolbach until his death. He was united in marriage to Marie Jorgensen of Chicago on October 3, 1907, and to this union were born three daughters. He is survived by his wife, Marie, three daughters, Sena, Rose and Ella, one brother, Rasmus Hansen of Wisconsin, one sister, Mrs. Mary Calsmer of Chicago, and other relatives. The deceased, having lived here for many years, is known to the entire community, and the surviving daughters and other relatives have the sympathy of many friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. White Saturday, August 14 and burial was made in Hillside cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our beloved father and brother. Especially do we wish to thank our friends for their help and also for the flowers which were very beautiful. Sena Hansen. Rose Hansen. Ella Hansen. Mrs. Mary Calsmer.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 19, 1926

Rasmus Hansen, 1870-1949
Last Rites for Rasmus Hansen Here Monday – Funeral services were held here for Rasmus Hansen, Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Philip Biblehimer officiated. Burial in the Hillside Cemetery. The Lutheran Junior choir sang: "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "God Will Take Care of You" and "Abide With Me," with Zola Grossart as pianist. Pallbearers were: Einer Pedersen, Clifford Jensen, Henry Sonderup, Oscar Oakeson, Chris Madsen and Ted Smith. Rasmus Hansen was born on the Island of Fynn, Denmark, June 3, 1870, and passed away at the Eben Ezer Hospital in Brush, Colorado, August 5, 1949, at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 2 days. When twelve years of age, he immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled on a homestead three miles west of Wolbach, Nebraska, where he grew to young manhood. He later went to Wyoming where he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. On November 23, 1895 he was united in marriage to Anine Madsen, at Laramie, Wyoming. She preceded him in death in 1934. To this union 5 children were born. In 1897 they moved to Nebraska where they resided until 1924, after which they retired and moved to town. In infancy he was baptized in the Lutheran Church in Denmark. He became a member of the Danish Lutheran Church in Wolbach and was a faithful member of this denomination until his recent death. Surviving are: two daughters, Emma of Ord, Nebr., and Mrs. C. W. Oakeson of Sydney, Nebr. three sons, Ernest of Pierce, Nebr., Carl of Greeley, Colorado and Einer of Yutan, Nebr., three sisters, Mrs. Mary Nyrop of Elgin, Nebr., Mrs. Andrew Christensen of Wolbach, Nebr., Mrs. Jorgen Pedersen of Stanwood, Washington; one brother, Chris T. Hansen of Brayton, Iowa; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 11, 1949

Reynold Ansgar Jacob Hansen, 1920-1941
Funeral Services For Reynold Hansen Will Be Friday – Popular young man is fatally stricken after being ill only eight days – The community was greatly saddened Tuesday evening to learn of the death in the Grand Island Lutheran hospital of Reynold Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hansen. Reynold had been ill only eight days. He entered the hospital Monday morning for observation to determine the cause of his illness but his condition grew worse and despite all that medical aid could do he passed away Tuesday afternoon at 4:55 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home and at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Committal will be in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 26, 1941

Last Rites Held For Reynold Hansen – Funeral services for Reynold Hansen were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house and at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Committal was in Hillside cemetery under direction of McIntyre’s Mortuary. The Flower girls were as follows: Lorraine Travis, Pauline Travis, Beulah McLain, Willa Grossart, Wilma Larson, Bonnie Lee Thompsen, Rosemary Smith and Anne Parson. Pallbearers were Freddie Brown, Ted McIntyre, William Cartwright, LaVerne Schuyler, Evan Martin and Kenneth Studley. At the service the choir sang "The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Bonnie Bengtson sang the "Old Rugged Cross" and the trio sang "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer." OBITUARY—Reynold Ansgar Jacob Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen was born August 13, 1920 on a farm southeast of Wolbach. On June 16 last, Reynold or Foxy as he was known to his dear ones and friends, became ill and for a week suffered extreme pain. On June 23 he was taken to the Grand Island hospital where in spite of all that loving care and medical science could do, he passed away June 24 at the age of 20 years, 10 months and 11 days. Reynold was baptized in the Lutheran church January 23, 1921, and was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran church in Wolbach March 28, 1937. He was a faithful member of the Luther League, faithful in his church attendance and in his participation in the Lord’s Supper. Reynold attended grade school in District 75 and high school in Wolbach, graduating in 1938. He entered St. Paul business college in the fall of 1938 and after 8 months had to quit school because of illness. Reynold was fond of music and for the last several months of his life spent much time in that field of activity. He was always faithful and loving to his parents and sister as well as to his grandparents who looked forward to his daily visit and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen and Elvina, his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Petersen, 9 cousins and a number of other relatives and many friends. One infant brother preceded him in death in 1926 and one sister Darlene in 1935. "I know not what the future hath, Of marvel or surprise; Assured alone that life and death His Mercy underlies. And so beside the silent sea I wait the muffled oar, No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore." CARD OF THANKS – Words seem so small when we try to express our feelings toward our neighbors and friends for all the kindness shown us during the short illness and death of our dear Reynold which was so sudden and who will be greatly missed in our home. Thanks to Rev. Haugse for his many comforting words, the ladies for their beautiful songs, for all the beautiful flowers and other things brought also to all the young folks who came to help us in all ways. It was all such a comfort and will always be remembered. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hansen and Elvina, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Petersen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 3, 1941

Ruth Ilean Hansen, 1935-1944
Wilma June Hansen, 1939-1944
Sisters Victims Of A Collision. The condition of Mrs. Hansen was reported to be critical Wednesday, although physicians said that there was a possibility that she might survive. Mrs. Hansen sustained internal injuries and bone fractures in hips and back, according to word received here. Tentative funeral arrangements for Mrs. Hansen’s daughters have been made for Thursday afternoon, when the bodies will arrive in Wolbach. Ruth, 8, and Wilma, 5, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Hansen of Big Springs, formerly of Wolbach, were killed instantly Sunday when the car in which they were riding collided with a mail train at Big Springs. Mrs. Hansen, driver of the car, was injured seriously. Mrs. Hansen and daughters were returning from church when the accident occurred. The former was taken to a Julesburg, Colo. hospital. Mrs. William Johnston and Mrs. Gus Wagner left Sunday afternoon for Big Springs after receiving word of the tragedy. Mrs. Hansen is a daughter of Mrs. Johnston.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 16, 1944

Last Rites Held For Crash Victims – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran church for Ruth Ilean and Wilma June, small daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Hansen of Big Springs, formerly of Wolbach. The two little girls were killed instantly March 12 in a car-train collision at Big Springs. Their mother, also in the accident is in a critical condition in a Julesburg, Colo., hospital. Rev. V. R. Bell, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist church, officiated at the last rites. The front of the church was banked with floral offerings. Mrs. David Bengston and Mrs. Victor Grossart sang a duet, "Sometime We’ll Understand". Other hymns at the services were "Safe InThe Arms of Jesus" and "We’ll Never Say Goodbye". Burial was in Hillside cemetery at the side of their sister, Betty, who died in June 1941, at the age of three years. The pallbearers were LaVonne Nelson, Lucille Teilmann, Phyllis Jeane Wagner, Virginia Coe, Carmen Ann Smith, JoAnn Wagner, Marilyn and Nadine Berney. Ruth Ilean Hansen was born in Wolbach on June 30, 1935, and became a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in September of the same year. She was a student in the fourth grade of the Big Springs Public schools. Wilma June Hansen, born January 15, 1939, was entered as a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in April, 1939. Both little girls were members of Sunday school classes. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston of Wolbach and Mrs. And Mrs. John Hansen of Big Springs, and their great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, of Minnesota. Relatives and friends from out of town here to attend the funeral services included William Hansen and Mrs. John Hansen of Big Springs, Mrs. Henry Hansen, Mrs. Katie Schrier and Mrs. Ray Eilefsen of Milwaukee, Ed Neizelmann of Lewellen, Neb., Mrs. Ada Hudnall of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris and family of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Trosper and Dean Trosper of Scotia, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Trosper of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. John Billyeu of Albion, Mrs. Anna DeBord, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cook and George DeBord of Cushing.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 23, 1944

Frank Hardy, Jr., ca.1933-1948 and Laird Hardy, ca.1934-1948
Two Nephews of Mrs. Gillespie Drown – Frank Hardy, Jr., 15, of Chambers and Laird Hardy, 16, of Boise, Idaho drowned in a gravel pit at Chambers June 4th. The two lads are nephews of Mrs. Wm. Gillespie of Wolbach. Workmen had left the pit and the two boys were apparently trying to swim across. A younger boy was on the bank but no one else was present. Laird Hardy had come with his parents for a visit in Chambers the day before. The fathers of the two boys are twins. The bodies of the two youngsters were recovered Saturday morning and taken to the Biglin Mortuary in O’Neill pending funeral arrangements. The body of Laird Hardy will be sent to Idaho.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 10, 1948

Frederick Miner Harris, 1853-1933
Funeral Rites Held for Frederick M. Harris – Frederick Miner Harris passed away at his home in Wolbach Friday, April 28, at 11:15 p.m. at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 2 days after being seriously ill for about eight weeks following a stroke suffered on March 5. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Wolbach at 9:30 a.m. conducted by Dr. R. A. White and Rev. H. A. Feldman, assisted also by Rev. S. S. Kaldhal. The funeral sermon was preached by Dr. White. Immediately following the service, the body was taken to Ord for burial. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabel Harris; one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Ruth Flynn of Blair, Nebraska, L. Dow Harris of Nampa, Idaho, F. Ralph Harris of Sheridan, Wyo., Miner E. of Wolbach and Emil W. of Western, Nebr.; 12 grandchildren; two sisters residing in California, and a brother in Florida. He was born at Rock Island, Illinois, June 26, 1853, migrated in the late 70’s with the early settlers to western Kansas where he took up a homestead. Since that time he has resided at various locations in Nebraska and Kansas. All of the children except Dow were present at the funeral. Card of Thanks – To our neighbors and other friends we are deeply grateful for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, and we wish in this manner to convey to each our sincere thanks. We would add a special word of appreciation, too, of the many beautiful flowers sent. Mrs. F. M. Harris and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 4, 1933

Isabel Harris, 1947
Last Rites Held for Isabel Harris Monday – Last rites were held for Isabel Harris 1:45 Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in Palmer with Rev. W. C. George officiating. Burial at Ord. Mrs. Harris, a former resident of Wolbach, passed away at her home in Palmer Thursday evening, July 3. She had been in failing health the past three years and was bedfast for four weeks before her death. She lived in Wolbach for about 10 years from October 1923 to February 1934, during which time her son, Miner, published the Wolbach Messenger. She then moved to Palmer with her son where they have resided since. She was born in Macon county, Missouri and lived in Iowa when a little girl. She was married in western Kansas to Frederick M. Harris and lived most of her life since in Nebraska. Surviving are: one daughter, Ruth (Mrs. R. P. Flynn) of Blair; three sons, Ralph of Sheridan, Wyoming; Miner of Palmer and Emil of Hastings. Her husband preceded her in death April 28, 1933, while they were living in Wolbach, and her oldest son, Dow of Nampa, Idaho died about four years ago.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 10, 1947

Ira Hathaway, 1871-1925
Obituary – Ira Hathaway was born in Van Buren, Jackson County, Iowa, February 14, 1871 and died in Lincoln, Nebr. October 3rd, 1925, age 54 years, 7 months and 19 days. He came to Nebraska when a small boy and lived at Guide Rock until September 21, 1902 when he was united in marriage with Laura B. Mohler of Cushing. He lived in Belwood until 1905 then he moved to Palmer and in 1908 he moved to Cushing where he has resided since. He spent the greater part of his life at railroad work commencing work for the C. B. & Q., railroad in 1900 and has been a faithful employee ever since, often times working when not able to do so. He was forced to give up his work in April 1925 on account of poor health. He was of a pleasant and cheerful disposition and will be sadly missed by the community. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Laura, a son, Arden, and two daughters Ethel and Mildred, also four brothers, two sisters and two half-brothers. The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Cushing Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. C. Moore, the pastor. Interment was in the Rock Creek cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 15, 1925

Viola E. (Southwick) Skadden Heady, 1857-1925

Viola E. Southwick was born at Olin, Jones County, Iowa, June 2, 1857, and passed away at Sioux City Ia., October 25, 1925, at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 23 days. November 8, 1873, she was united in marriage to Waymen Skadden, who passed away September 12, 1902 at Wayne, Nebr. To this union were born seven children, two of whom passed away in infancy. Those remaining are: Mrs. C. I. Carter, Vermillion, S. Dak.; Mrs. W. G. Ketchmark, Daykin, Nebr.; Mrs. G. B. Palmer, Sioux City, Ia.; W.M. Skadden and L. C. Skadden, Scotia, Nebraska. There also remain twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her marriage to George Heady occurred twenty years ago and he remains to mourn her passing. There are also four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Ada Steele, Harlan, Ia.; Mrs. Grant Carson and Mrs. J. A. Flaugh, Hartington, Nebr.; O. N. Southwick, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; D. G. Southwick and Mrs. W. A. Jones, Crofton, Nebr. The family lived at Harlan, Ia., until 1889, when they went to Ainsworth, Nebr., where they resided for eight years. They then removed to Wayne, Nebr., where they lived until seven years ago, when they came to Sioux City. Mrs. Heady became a Christian when but a girl at Harlan, Ia., and possessed a strong, practical faith throughout her life. She was a self-sacrificing mother, devoted to the welfare of her children. Her neighborliness and hepfulness to others endeared her to all friends and acquaintances. She was unselfish to the utmost and always considered the interests of others before her own. Her health has been poor for several years, and yet she was always cheerful and uncomplaining. The break came about a week before her passing, and on the Lord's Day, the death angel came, bringing relief from her suffering. The following poem, written by Mrs. Heady herself, in memory of her mother, is a splendid tribute to herself and her ideals of life: In Memory Of Our Mother (Mrs. V. E. Heady) Wife and mother, how our memories, By these little words awake, To the tho't that she has left us; That the Lord his own did take. Left us in the world of trouble; For that far-off Golden Shore; Tho' we may some day meet her, She'll return to us no more. Many years she toiled to help us; Bore the trials of each one. Ever kind and true and tender, Faithful till her work was done. Deeds of kindness ever doing, Sons and daughters all will tell, Of our patient, loving mother.  Friends and neighbors loves so well. Faithfully she went thru life; A heart-throb for sorrow and grief, A hand outstretched for the needy, A longing to give relief. As I gaze into the Heavens, Her smiling face I see, With our brother standing by her, Little Janie on her knee. Life at best, can't be all pleasure, Clouds the sunshine sometimes hide, Grief overwhelms, but not forever, There will come a brighter side. Knowing this, tho sad, I'm happy; Knowing it, we watch and wait; We can some day meet our mother, Close beside the pearly gate.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, November 5, 1925, pg. 1, column 3

Myra Hefflin, ca. 1873-1946
ATTEND LAST RITES -- Mrs. Cecil Sample, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Thompson of Grand Island, left Monday morning for Red Oak, Ia., to attend funeral services for her aunt, Miss Myra Hefflin. Miss Hefflin, who was 73 years of age at the time of her death, passed away Saturday night at a Red Oak hospital where she had been confined the last two weeks. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Funeral services were held at Red Oak Tuesday afternoon.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 11, 1946

Anna (Berst) Heinemann, 1882-1948
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Heinemann Mon. – Last rites were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian church at St. Paul for Mrs. Ben Heinemann, who passed away Friday evening in the Memorial hospital at that place after an illness of two days. Burial in the Elmwood cemetery at St. Paul. Rev. E. A. Ahrens officiated. Pallbearers were: Wayne Schiebe, Arnold Schiebe, Clayton Anderson, Ernest Anderson, Carl Anderson and Tracy Hansen. Anna Berst was born in Otoe County, Nebraska on October 16, 1882 and passed away April 16, 1948 at the age of 65 years and six months. She with her parents moved to Cushing in 1894. On September 7, 1910 she was united in marriage to Ben Heinemann at St. Paul, Nebraska. They made their home on a farm near Cushing until six years ago when they moved to St. Paul. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at St. Paul. Surviving is her husband, Ben Heinemann, two brothers and three sisters: Frank Berst of Cushing; Frank Berst of Wolbach; Mrs. Rhinehardt Schiebe of Wolbach; Mrs. Albert Hansen of Cushing and Maggie Berst, a nurse in Indiana. Relatives and friends attending the last rites from here were: Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehardt Schiebe, Wayne and Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Klein and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berst and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hansen and son, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Anderson, Glen Hinkle and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jensen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 29, 1948

Fred Helser, ca. 1884-1929
Bachelor Recluse Instantly Killed – Greeley, Neb., Feb. 5 – (Special Dispatch) – Fred Helser, 45, bachelor recluse residing on farm nine miles south of here, was instantly killed about 7 o’clock Monday evening by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. In company with a young boy who resides in the neighborhood, he had been hunting rabbits. Seeing a rabbit, he grabbed his gun from the lad, which in some manner was discharged, the full charge entering his head, killing him instantly. After an investigation by the county coroner, it was decided that an inquest was unnecessary, as the death was purtly (sic) accidental. Mr. Helser had resided in this vicinity some twenty-five or thirty years, living alone. So far as it is known, there are no immediate relatives, other than a half brother, who is believed to reside near Palmer. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed – G. I. Independent – Mr. Helser owned a quarter section of land cornering north east from the Herman Johnson home. He had purchased the farm in 1909 from C. Bradley and had lived on it alone since that time.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 7, 1929

Rosa Ann (Berney) Henggeler, 1877-1948
Mrs. Tony Henggeler Passes on Sunday -- Mrs. Tony Henggeler, 72, passed away at the home of her daughter, Lena Henggeler at Scribner, Nebr., Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Mrs. Henggeler had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock in the Catholic church at Columbus, Nebraska. Burial at that place.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Services For Mrs. Henggeler Held Friday -- Mrs. Anton Henggeler, 71, of Wolbach passed away Sunday, March 28, at Scribner at the home of her daughter Lena. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Bonaventure church with Fr. Albert Lemacher officiating. Burial was at the Catholic cemetery. Rosa Ann Berney was born February 3, 1877 in Platte county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berney. She resided there until her marriage May 1, 1900 to Anton Henggeler at the St. Bonaventure church. They made their home on a farm about seven miles north of Columbus until 1930 when they moved to Wolbach. Mrs. Henggeler was a member of the Catholic church. She was preceded in death by her parents and a number of brothers and sisters and is survived by her husband, five children, Lena of Scribner, Lawrence and Leonard of Columbus, Louis of Omaha; and Mrs. Hans Jensen of Fresno, California; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, John and Pete and three sisters, Mrs. Richard Grossart, Mrs. William Grossart and Mrs. John Grossart all of Wolbach. Those attending services from Wolbach were: Mr. and Mrs. John Grossart, Mrs. William Grossart, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Berney, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Berney, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Janc, Lawrence, Charlie, Virgil, Pete and John Berney, Mrs. Dale Wadsworth, Mrs. Earl Killinger, Mrs. Anna Slattery and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 8, 1948

Mrs. William Herbert, ca. 1865-1945
NEWS OF DEATH – Mrs. Lee Herbert received word last week of the death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Wm. Herbert, 80, who died unexpectedly in Lincoln Saturday. Mrs. Herbert left Saturday to attend the funeral services. Surviving are three sons, Lee of Lincoln, Roland of Omaha, and Malon, a patient at the Veterans’ hospital in Lincoln for the last six months.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 5, 1945

David Byron Herman, 1897-1917
Obituary – David Byron Herman was born March 28th 1897 in Harrison County, Iowa and died January 18th, 1917 at 4:15 a.m. at his home near Wolbach, aged 19 years, 9 months and 21 days. He had been sick only a few days and the news of his death came as a distinct shock to the entire community. Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church of Wolbach. The sermon was preached by the Rev. W. G. Hamilton, pastor of the United Brethren church of Elba, Nebraska. Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. The sympathy of friends are extended to the bereaved parents and relatives. "O friends of mortal years The trusted and the true, Ye are watching still in the valley of tears, But I want to welcome you, Do I forget? Oh, no! For memories golden chain, Shall bind my heart to the hearts below, Till they meet to touch again."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 25, 1917

Fred Albert Herman, 1865-1937
Services Held For F. A. Herman Saturday – Funeral services for Fred A. Herman, 75, were held from the Methodist church, Saturday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. conducted by the pastor Rev. George Bing and the sermon was preached by Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul. The Masonic brethren attended in a body and conducted the last rites at the graveside with Judge Ralph Haggart of St. Paul acting as Worshipful Master. Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Music for the service was furnished by a mixed quartette composed of Messrs. W. H. and R. P. Bissell, Mesdames A. H. Holm and Carl Hansen. Pall bearers were Geo. Meredith, Ernest Perry, Ben Marrs, Edd Allen, Herman Johnson and Hans Hansen. OBITUARY – Fred Albert Herman was born in Clinton, Iowa, May 23, 1865, and died in an Omaha hospital, June 23, 1937 following an illness of six weeks at the age of 75 years and 28 days. He was united in marriage with Ines Tillie Coulthard in Omaha, Nebraska in 1896. They moved from Iowa in 1907 to Leigh, Nebraska, where they lived nine years, then came to Wolbach, and settled on a farm seven miles west of town. Mrs. Herman passed away August 26, 1930. The same year Mr. Herman left the farm, and after a residence of a few months in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, returned to Wolbach, which remained his home until his death. To this worthy couple seven children were born, three of whom, an infant son, and Byron and Harlan, preceded their parents in death. The remaining sons are Fred of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Harry and George of Wolbach, and Donald of Grand Island. These with two grandchildren, two sisters and three bothers remain to mourn their irreparable loss. Mr. Herman was baptized in the Presbyterian Church at California, Iowa. He later transferred to the Fairdale Methodist Church, southwest of Wolbach of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was also an honored member of the Masonic Fraternity. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved sons and other relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 1, 1937

Inice (Coulthard) Herman, 1875-1930
Mrs. Fred Herman Called To Rest – Mrs. Fred A. Herman passed away peacefully at their home in Wolbach Tuesday morning, death being the result of cancer of the throat, which had come upon her during the past few months. She was 54 years, 8 months and 20 days old at the time of her death, being born in Harrison County, Iowa December 2, 1875. Early this spring, Mr. and Mrs. Herman left the farm west of Wolbach and moved to Sioux Falls, S. D. where a son, Fred L. Herman, resides. Mrs. Herman, becoming ill, they returned to Wolbach a few weeks ago, locating in the former J. R. Smith residence. Little hope was held out for Mrs. Herman’s recovery, but even then her death came as a shock to the many friends of the family. Mrs. Herman is survived by a husband and four sons, George of Dodge City, Kansas, Fred of Sioux Falls, S. D., Harry and Donald of Wolbach. Funeral services are to be held at the Methodist Church in Wolbach Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. R. Hamilton officiating.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 28, 1930

Mrs. Herman’s Funeral Held Last Friday – The funeral of Mrs. Fred Herman was held at 2 p.m. last Friday at the M.E. church in Wolbach. Rev. Patterson of St. Paul officiated, assisted by Rev. J.R. Hamilton of Wolbach. The members of the local Eastern Star chapter, of which Mrs. Herman was Worthy Matron, attended in a body to show their deep regard for their departed sister. They conducted services at the grave. The Royal Neighbors also attended the funeral in a body. Burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. OBITUARY – Inice Coulthard, was born December 5, 1875 in Harrison County, Iowa, and departed this life August 26, 1930 at the age of 54 years 8 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage to Fred A. Herman January 28, 1896 and to this union were born seven children, three have preceded her to the great beyond. Byron, Harlan and one infant son at birth. Mrs. Herman was a member of the United Brethren Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors. Mrs. Herman, with her family, resided on a farm until 1907, when they moved to Leigh, Nebraska, moving from there in 1916 to their farm near Wolbach. She resided here, with the exception of a few months, until her death. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and four sons, George E., Fred L., Harry H., and Donald; two daughters-in-law; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Doty of Iowa, Lloyd Coulthard of Iowa and Dr. Geo. H. Coulthard of Longbeach, Calif., and a host of relatives and friends. CARD OF THANKS – Our sincere appreciation is extended to neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the illness, and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We wish especially to thank the members of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors for their helpfulness and loyalty at this time. Fred A. Herman and Family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 4, 1930

Fred Hermsmeyer, ca.1878-1921
FRED HERMSMEYER CRUSHED TO DEATH WHILE AT WORK – Caught Between Barn and Manure Spreader When Horses Started to Run Away – Fred Hermsmeyer, a Fish Creek farmer living midway between Greeley and Scotia, was killed when his team started to run away last Friday afternoon. Hermsmeyer was loading a manure spreader at one side of his barn. Four horses were hitched to the spreader. They became restless and started to run. Hermsmeyer ran to grab the lines. The animals made a sharp turn and Hermsmeyer was caught between a corner of the barn and the spreader. Hermsmeyer’s chest was crushed. Several ribs also were crushed in, and it is believed he died instantly. Two of the horses fell down and the others were unable to go father. The tragedy was not discovered until the Hermsmeyer children returned home from school. The little ones were first to discover the body of their father. The body was in an upright position when found. The spreader had to be pushed backward before the body could be released. Funeral services were held at the house and at the Methodist church in Scotia Sunday. The deceased was born in Germany 43 years ago. The Hermsmeyer family first located near Chambers. Thirty years ago the family moved to Scotia. The victim of Friday’s farm tragedy was living on his father’s place just south of the old Rose Hill school site. Besides the widow, the deceased is survived by six small children, the oldest a daughter 15 years old. His father, Henry Hermsmeyer, and three brothers, Henry, Con and Charles, also survive. His mother died in Scotia a little more than two years ago. Mr. Hermsmeyer had the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He was held in high esteem by all his neighbors.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 20, 1921

Anna Matilda (Mattson) Hiatt, 1879-1916
Obituary – Anna Matilda Hiatt was born December 8, 1879, in Saunders county, Nebraska. She died at her home 9 miles north of Wolbach, December 15, 1916, Friday evening at 11:40, aged 37 years and 7 days. She was confirmed in the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wolbach, Nebr., April 4, 1897. A little more than two years ago she united with the English Lutheran church of Wolbach, August 19, 1903. She was united in marriage to Chas. Hiatt. To this union was born six children, 4 girls and 2 boys, the youngest being only two weeks old. There is left to mourn the loss besides the children, her husband, Chas. Hiatt, her parents, John Mattson and Mrs. J. Mattson, four sisters and two brothers namely, Mabel Fischbach, Beda Eck, Ella and Emma Mattson and Raymond and Alfred Mattsson. She was a good Christian and a kind mother, and an affectionate wife. She was very particular that her children should be baptized in infancy, and at the time of her death she was planning for their cathization and confirmation. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church of Wolbach, Thursday, December 19, at 2 p.m. conducted by Revs. R. A. White and Axel E. Sjoding, pastor of the Fairdale Swedish M. E. church. The family and relatives of Mrs. Hiatt are well known and have the sympathy of the entire community. Those left behind do not "sorrow as those without hope."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 21, 1916

Frances (DeBord) Hiett, ca. 1871-1944
Former Resident Dies In Seattle – E. L. DeBord received word Sunday of the death of a sister, Mrs. Frances Hiett, at Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Hiett, 73, died Saturday in a hospital there following an attack of influenza. Born near Aledo, Ill., Mrs. Hiett moved to a farm north of Wolbach with her parents in 1882. The family resided in this community for several years. In April, 1889, she was married at Scotia to John Hiett. Mr. and Mrs. Hiett moved to Bryan county, Ia., in 1894, moving to the west coast several years ago. Surviving are ten children. Mr. Hiett preceded his wife in death. Also surviving are three brothers, E. L. DeBord of Wolbach, James DeBord of Juliet, Wyo., and George DeBord of Cushing. Also preceding her in death were a brother, John DeBord, a half-brother, Garrett Caudell, three sisters, Mrs. Sara E. Kinney, Mrs. Jane Haggadorn, Beckie DeBord, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ellen Chalfant. Mrs. Hiett last visited in Wolbach a year ago.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Edward H. Hills, ca. 1884-1930
Ed Hills Passed Away Early Easter Morning – After months of intense suffering Edward H. Hills died at his home at Grand Island at an early morning hour last Sunday at the age of 46. For the past year he had been bedfast practically all the time. Brief funeral services were held at Grand Island at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after which the body was brought to Wolbach where a funeral service was held at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church. Rev. Richards of the Baptist Church of Grand Island preached a beautiful and impressive funeral sermon. He was a near neighbor of the Hills at Grand Island, and visited Mr. Hills often during the last weeks of his life. Following the sermon, a short talk was given by Rev. Dr. White of Wolbach, in which he told of his regard for Mr. Hills when the latter was a resident of Wolbach. The Odd Fellows lodge, of which Mr. Hills was a faithful member, attended the funeral in a body and conducted services at the grave. Mr. Hills leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mrs. Josie Hills, and six children, Gertrude, Evelyn, Edwin, Kenneth, Darrel, and Wilma; also one brother and a large number of other relatives and friends. Mr. Hills and family resided in Wolbach for a number of years and their many friends here extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved widow and children. In the fall of 1926 the family moved to Grand Island, where Mr. Hills worked as an automobile mechanic before his illness.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 24, 1930

Wysonda Francella Hills, 1913-1916
Wysonda Francella Hill (sic) – Wysonda Francella Hills was born at Wolbach, Nebraska on the 18th day of September 1913, and died August 30, 1916. She was the daughter of E. H. Hills and Josephine Hills. Her brief life was spent among us, and as a flower but in the bud the angels plucked her, to adorn the heavenly palaces. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Friday, September 1st, conducted by the pastor K. P. Kilbourn, assisted by R. A. White, pastor of the Lutheran Church, and the little body was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery to wait the day when this mortal shall put on immortality. "Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast; Free from the world’s temptations sweetly her soul shall rest."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 7, 1916

Leona Hinkle, ca.1912-1941
Funeral Services for Miss Leona Hinkle – Funeral services for Miss Leona Hinkle, 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hinkle of Cushing, who committed suicide Sunday morning about 9 o’clock in her parents home, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from McIntyre Funeral home in St. Paul. Burial was in the Silver Creek, Neb., cemetery. The family formerly resided in Silver Creek and Central City before moving to Cushing. Miss Hinkle had been despondent this past summer and had received treatment at a hospital in Hastings for a few weeks. She appeared to have entirely overcome her melancholy and had returned to her home. Yesterday morning she arose apparently in good spirits and members of her family were entirely unaware of her intentions. A short time later they heard a shot in her bedroom and discovered the lifeless body. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Glen E. Mustard, Silver Creek; Mrs. Leo Lear, Central City; and a brother, Glenn Hinkle of Palmer.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 9, 1941

Mrs. Jessie Hobbs, ca.1864-1948
Mrs. Jessie Hobbs Succumbs Sun. Night – Funeral services were held Wednesday April 7, for Mrs. Jessie Hobbs 84, of Grand Island formerly of Palmer in the Methodist Church at Palmer at 2:00 o’clock. Mrs. Hobbs passed away Sunday night in the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island. Mrs. Hobbs was the mother-in-law of Mrs. Fred Hobbs, the former Helen McLain and has visited in the Ray McLain home on several occasions.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 8, 1948

Frank Hodek, 1940
Frank Hodek Died in Europe in Feb. – A former well-known musician of Wolbach who attained national prominence died at Prague, Czechoslovakia, February 22. The news was contained in a delayed letter to his son, Frank, who lives at Hollywood, Calif. The Hodek’s will be remembered as residents of Wolbach from 1909 to about 1915. While here Mr. Hodek was a music teacher and sold musical instruments. He conducted both the Wolbach and Greeley bands. He also built the building where the post office is now located. His son, Frank, who also became a fine musician, formerly conducted the Omaha Symphony orchestra and is now director of the National Broadcasting company’s symphony orchestra in Hollywood. After leaving Wolbach Mr. Hodek conducted the Boston, Washington and Baltimore symphonies, the account reaching us stated. He returned to Czechoslovakia about 1923 where he accepted the chair of music at Prague.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 11, 1940

Thomas Hoellworth, ca. 1849-1935
Former Well-Known Greeley Man Dies – The following concerning the death of Th. Hoellworth, former well-known and highly respected resident of this county, was taken from last week’s Greeley Citizen where the late Mr. and Mrs. Hoellworth lived for many years and no doubt were well-known by many of our readers. Th. Hoellworth, at one time a prominent businessman and banker of Greeley died at his home in Glendale California April 5. News of his death was first received by Mrs. Lynn Jeffres of Greeley, a niece of Mrs. Hoellworth. Details were lacking in the message. Mr. Hoellworth who was 86 years of age has been in ill health for several years. About fifteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hoellworth moved to Glendale from Greeley. The only child born to them died while the family lived at Greeley. Mrs. Hoellworth passed away at Glendale a few years ago since which time Mr. Hoellworth was married to Mrs. Jessie Rogers formerly of Scotia. Besides his widow he is survived by a brother in Switzerland and a sister in Italy. The first Mrs. Hoellworth was a sister of Dr. Frank Rogers of this place.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 18, 1935

Bernetta Genevieve (Sowers) Hollenbeck, 1903-1942
Funeral Held for Mrs. Hollenbeck -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lyle Hollenbeck, former Wolbach resident who died in Omaha Friday, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. W. L. Elliott officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery under direction of McIntyre’s. Obituary – Bernetta Genevieve Sowers Hollenbeck was born in Wolbach, April 3, 1903, and passed away in an Omaha hospital Friday evening, July 10, 1942, at 7 o’clock at the age of 39 years, 3 months and 7 days. She was baptized in early childhood and united with the Wolbach Methodist church in 1923. She attended the Wolbach public school and graduated from the high school here. She was united in marriage to Lyle Hollenbeck at Wolbach August 5, 1927, and lived here until 1934 when the family moved to Oshkosh. After six years residence in Oshkosh the family moved to Kenesaw where they resided a year and then moved to Omaha. Mrs. Hollenbeck had been ill for the past year and a half and confined to bed for the last four months. She leaves to mourn her passing besides the husband, two children, Joan, age 10 and Lura Lee, age 2; her mother, Mrs. Jeanette Sowers of Wolbach; five sisters, Mrs. Tillie Lyons of California, Mrs. Nora Jones of Oregon, Mrs. Edna Martin of Wolbach, Mrs. Myrtle Nelson and Mrs. Lethia Murphy of Omaha. CARD OF THANKS – We desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who showed us so much kindness during the illness and after the death of our dear wife, mother and sister, and we wish to thank the choir for their hymns and those who sent flowers. Lyle Hollenbeck, Joan and Lura Lee, Mrs. Jennie Sowers, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 16, 1942

Aletha Evelyn Holm, 1906-1926
OBITUARY – Aletha Evelyn Holm was born in Dixon County, Nebraska, September 13, 1906. She died at her home near Wolbach June 4, 1926, aged 19 years, 8 months and 22 days. She leaves to mourn her death, her father and mother, August and Lettie Holm, three brothers and four sisters, namely Carl, Earl, Stephen, Wanita, Adelia, Nellie and Pearl, and many other relatives. The family has lived for a number of years five miles northwest of Wolbach, and have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. Funeral services were held in the Trinity Lutheran church Sunday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. R. A. White. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 10, 1926

Anna Elizabeth (Burke) Holm, 1845-1940
Death Claims Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Holm Wednesday Morning – Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon from Trinity Lutheran Church – Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Holm, Wolbach’s oldest resident and perhaps the oldest citizen of Greeley county passed away about 8 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Dr. A. H. Holm residence where she had made her home for the past eight years. She was past 94 years of age. Her death takes one of the pioneers of the community. She and her husband came to America in 1869 and made their home at Omaha until 1884 when they moved to this community and settled on a farm three miles south of town. They retired and moved to Wolbach in 1904. Mrs. Holm had not been very well since Christmas when she suffered injuries in a fall and had been bedfast since. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Trinity Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse, officiating. Interment will be in Hillside cemetery, Wolbach. A complete obituary of Mrs. Holm will be published next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 18, 1940

Funeral Held for Anna Elizabeth Holm – The funeral of Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Holm, Wolbach’s oldest citizen, who died at the home of her son, Dr. A. H. Holm, a week ago yesterday was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse, officiating. Interment was in Hillside cemetery under direction of McIntyre Funeral home. Assisting Rev. Haugse briefly in the service was Rev. Feldman, former M. E. Minister. During the hour of service all the stores of Wolbach were closed. Anna Elizabeth Holm, nee Burke, was born in Fredricksberg near Phillipsberg, Sweden, October 12, 1845. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church when 16 years old. She was married to Carl Gustaf Holm, in her home church October 25, 1865. She resided at the place of her birth, until with her husband and two small sons, Charles and Gus, she moved to America, arriving at Omaha, Neb., June 9, 1869, where the family lived until April 9, 1884, when they moved onto a farm in Howard county. In March 1904 they sold their farm and moved to Wolbach at which place Mrs. Holm died April 17, 1940, at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 5 days. She was preceded in death by her husband May 11, 1928. Two daughters and one son died in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Anna Garrison died June 8, 1898 and son Charles died February 22, 1938. She leaves to mourn her passing three sons, Gus Herman, Adolph Hjalmar and Eddie Leander; four grand-children, Mrs. G. A. Perry, whom she reared from infancy, Mrs. E. A. Wight of Omaha, Mrs. Harold Fox of Chicago, Ill., and James Holm of Wolbach; five great-grand-children and three daughters-in-law and a host of friends. An ardent Christian woman, a devoted wife, a loving mother, a kindly neighbor has gone to her reward after a long life of service. Pallbearers were E. L. Johnson, W. H. Bissell, F. A. Kolar, Rasmus Pedersen, Oscar Carlson and Nels L. Johnson. "Mother, thou hast left us desolate, None other can fill the niche wherein thou dwelt. We are content; submitting to our fate – A loving God has heard thee where thou knelt, And opened wide the heavenly gate. Done now with worries, toil and care, Thy labors o’er; they eternal rest is won. Where sorrows once were, there blossoms fair The joy of praise, for services well done, and rest in God’s sweet, loving care." – Contributed. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our profound appreciation and thanks to the many friends for their sympathy, help and services in various ways during our recent bereavement, also for the beautiful floral tributes to our mother. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Holm and family, Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Holm, Mr. Ed L. Holm, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Perry and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 25, 1940

Carl Gustaf Holm, 1843-1928
C. G. Holm Is Called To His Final Reward – Carl Gustaf Holm died at his home in Wolbach last Friday morning after an extended illness. For the past three years Mr. Holm had not been strong, and during the last weeks of his life gradually grew weaker, until death came to relieve his suffering. Had he lived until June 6, Mr. Holm would have been 85 years old. For the past 44 years, Mr. Holm and his family have lived in this vicinity, the first 20 years on a farm three miles south of town, and since then, in Wolbach. The funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Henry N. Hansen, assisted by Rev. R. A. White. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The deceased was born in Helfora Parish, near Nova, Sweden, on June 6, 1843. He was baptized as an infant and at the age of 16 he was confirmed in the Lutheran church, of which he remained a faithful member as long as he lived. At the age of 12 he entered the employ of the iron works of his home town to help support his widowed mother. Before beginning work, he fished and snared birds to help eke out a living. When a young man he hired out to John Burke of Fredricksberg to work in the trip-hammer iron works of that place. He was united in marriage to Anna Elizabeth Burke, October 25, 1865. To this union were born eight children of which four have passed away, namely Eugenia died at 9 months of age in Sweden; John Albert died age 18 months in Omaha; Hulda died at 14 months; Anna Sofia died at the age of 25 years near Wolbach. He immigrated to American in 1869 and they came to Omaha where they resided until 1884 when they moved onto a farm In Howard county 3 miles south of Wolbach. In 1904 they moved to Wolbach and have lived here ever since. Mr. Holm is survived by his devoted wife, and four sons, Charles of Lincoln, Gustaf, Adolph, and Eddie of Wolbach; an adopted grand-daughter, Mrs. Gladys Perry; four grand-children; four great grand children; and a host of friends. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our deep gratitude to the many friends who aided and comforted us with their sympathy and many acts of kindness on occasion of the death of our beloved husband and father. We sincerely thank all those who showed their affection and esteem by sending the many beautiful floral tokens. Mrs. C. G. Holm, Children and Grandchildren.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 17, 1928

Eddie Leander Holm, 1877-1941
Funeral Services Are Being Held Today For Ed Holm – Well known citizen passed away Monday night; Was an early settler in community. – Funeral services for Ed Holm, an early settler of this community who passed away at the home of his brother, Dr. A. H. Holm late Monday night will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church, with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Commitment to be in Hillside cemetery under direction of McIntyre Mortuary. Ed had been in poor health for some time. He had retired as usual Monday and seemed to be fairly strong. The family was awakened about 11:30 when he was seized with a violent coughing spell. They rushed to his room but little could be done to aid him and he expired shortly after. Pallbearers were E. L. Johnson, Mike Fitzsimmons, R. P. Bissell, Oscar Carlson, Chris J. Christensen and Leonard Winfrey. OBITUARY – Eddie Leander Holm was born in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 28, 1877, and died in Wolbach, Neb., March 17, 1941, being 63 years, 6 months and 22 days. He was the youngest of a family of eight children. He came to Howard county with his parents in April 1884, to live on a farm south of Wolbach. In young manhood he spent sometime in Wyoming and Colorado. Returning to this vicinity he worked at his trade of painter and paperhanger. Also spent several years in the employ of the Chicago Lumber Co. in this village. For the last 10 years he has made his home with his brother, Adolph. He leaves to mourn his passing two brothers, Gus Herman and Adolph H.; three nieces, Mrs. Gladys Perry, Mrs. Ruth Wight of Omaha, Mrs. May Fox of Chicago, and one nephew, James Holm and a host of friends. While circumstances prevented his completion of confirmation he always considered himself a Lutheran. A member of many years standing in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Although ill the last few years he never complained, being remarkably patient in his suffering.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 20, 1941

George William Horn, 1898-1946
Son Of Dave Horn Dies In Montana – Mr. and Mrs. Dave Horn received a telegram Sunday advising them of the death of their son, George William (Billy) Horn of Ft. Benton, Montana. The body is scheduled to arrive overland at Grand Island Wednesday morning, with the McIntyre funeral home in charge. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. A. Clyde Ehret officiating.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, September 12, 1946

Last Rites Held For George Wm. Horn Here Thurs., Sept.12 – Last rites were held for Billy Horn Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church. Rev. A. Clyde Ehert of North Loup officiated with McIntyre’s in charge. The choir sang "Jesus Savior Pilot" and "My Faith Looks Up To Thee." A duet "In The Garden" was sang by Georgia and Delores Jacobson, accompanied by Mrs. Helen B. Adams. Pallbearers were: Vern G. Dollarhide, W. L. Cartwright, Austin Berney, Roy and Eddie Lowe and William Madsen. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. George William Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Horn was born at Wolbach, Nebraska October 11, 1898. He was baptized in the Methodist church and spent his childhood in Wolbach. He went to Montana when a young man, where most of his life was spent on a ranch there. He passed away Saturday, September 7, 1946 at Fort Benton, Montana at the age of 47 years, 10 months and 27 days. Surviving besides his mother and father are five brothers, Charles of Bayard, Nebr., Merle and Glen of Wolbach, Cecil of Ogallala, Francis of Jamaica Long Island, N. Y. and one sister Mrs. Gladys Prokesh of Wolbach, also several nieces and nephews. Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Horn and four children of Bayard; Mr. and Mrs. Garth Minor, Gregory, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Odgen, Grand Island; Cecil Horn and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, Ogallala; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kinney, Scotia, Mrs. J. Bilyeu, Albion and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wadsworth, Palmer.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 19, 1946

William Horn, 1833-1916
Old Settler Passes Away – On Friday morning, May 19th, 1916, at about twenty minutes after two, William Horn, one of the oldest settlers of Greeley county died at his home in Wolbach at a ripe old age. He was a Scotchman by birth and had seen a great deal of the world, having shipped before the mast when very young. He sailed the salt seas for many years, visited many ports, served as a soldier in the English army, in both India and Ceylon, and could relate many interesting stories of the hardships, and privations of war and adventure. He was one of the first white settlers of Greeley county, a friend of the Indians, was well known and acquainted with many of them, treated them kindly and in return they often brought him venison and fish. He was one of the hardy pioneers who helped to settle and develop as best they could under very trying circumstances, this part of Nebraska. Mr. Horn was here before the streams were bridged, railroads built, or any of the modern conveniences we enjoy today were possible, and we of a younger generation should not forget the privations endured by the old family of pioneers who are fast passing away, who made this wonderful country possible for us to enjoy. OBITUARY – Wm. Horn was born in Talkeet Adanberg, the capital of Scotland on June 22nd, 1833, he died in Wolbach, Nebraska, May 19th, 1916, at his home after an illness of more than a year. Services were held in the Catholic church on Saturday morning of May 20th and remains were laid to rest in the Wolbach cemetery. There remains to mourn his loss besides his wife, four daughters, Mrs. F. M. Cutler, Mrs. Ed Dollarhide, Mrs. Jake Grossart and Mrs. Carl Baird, and two sons David of Wolbach and George of Burwell. Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who so kindly helped us in the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Wm. Horn and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 25, 1916

William Edward Horn, 1911-1936
Untimely Passing of Wm. Horn Grieved – Many grieving relatives and friends paid their last respects at the largely attended services held for Wm. Edward Horn, 25, at the St. Joseph Catholic church Saturday morning at ten o’clock. The Rev. Fr. Muldoon of Scotia, officiated at the last rites. "Bill" as he was known to his friends was a young man respected for his enterprising character. His untimely death was due to Bright’s disease and pneumonia complications. Pall bearers were: Joe and Glenn Wagner, Earl and Clarence Allen of Cushing, Albert Klein of Wolbach and Alfred Carlson of Brayton. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. William Edward Horn, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Horn was born on a farm near O’Connor, June 23, 1911 and was taken from our midst January 1, 1936 at the St. Francis hospital in Grand Island after attaining the age of twenty-four years, six months and nine days. At the age of nine years he moved with his parents to this community where he has resided since. On the first of October, 1935, he with his brother Arthur, leased the Kinney service station, he was active in this business until his death. He had been in ill health for the past five years, but became seriously ill about two weeks previous to his death. Those who survive besides his parents are: one brother, Arthur, and six sisters, Lillian, Helen, Virginia, Georgia, Edna and Mrs. Errol Berney, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. "There is no death! What seems so is transition. This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of life Elysian, Whose portal we call death." The Messenger joins this community in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1936

Diana Kay Horst, 1944-1945
INFANT DIES – Mr. and Mrs. Scott Barr were advised Tuesday morning of the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Horst of Fullerton. Mrs. Horst is the former Vivian Barr. The child entered a hospital Sunday night. Meningitis was the cause of death. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Methodist church in Fullerton.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 17, 1945

INFANT DIES – Diana Kay, 4-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Horst of Fullerton, died January 15 in a Grand Island hospital. Ill since birth, the infant appeared to be improving until she was stricken with meningitis. Funeral rites were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Fullerton, with Rev. Dale K. Westadt officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Barr and Mrs. Scott Barr of Wolbach attended the last rites. Surviving are her parents, one sister, grandparents, Mrs. Minnie Barr of Fullerton and Mr. and Mrs. Horst of Belgrade.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 24, 1945

John Lewis Hosch abt. 1900-1927
LEWIS HOSCH DIES FOLLOWING PLANE CRASH Military Funeral Held in Capital for Former Scotia Boy Lieut. Lewis Hosch, former Scotia boy, an aeronautical engineer of the United States Commerce Department, died at a hospital in Washington, D. C., early last Saturday morning, as the result of injuries received in an aeroplane crash at Bolling field near there on the Wednesday before. Lewis was born near Scotia and lived here until he was 12 years of age. He graduated from a high school in Portland, Oregon, and then completed a course in aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts School of Technology. He is a nephew of Henry Hosch, of Scotia, and his grandmother and other relatives also live here. He, with his father, Chris Hosch, has visited in Scotia several times the past few years. It has been with great sorrow that the news of his death has been received by relatives and friends in Scotia, as he was greatly admired by all who knew him, and although having already made good in his chosen life's work, he was only twenty-seven years of age and had a brilliant future ahead of him. Henry Hosch, his uncle living in Scotia, has received two wires from the national capital, one telling of his dangerous condition and the other telling of his death and plans for funeral services. A letter is expected to come soon. Following is part of a news dispatch taken from a daily newspaper: “Capt. Homer I. Sands, administrative assistant to William P. McCracken, Jr., air secretary of the commerce department, was killed today in an aeroplane crash at Bolling Field. Sands was a reserve corps flyer. “Lieutenant John L. Hosch, aeronautical engineer of the commerce department, a passenger in the plane was critically injured. “Hosch came here from McCook field, of Dayton, Ohio. Physicians say that he has a chance to recover. “The plane of an old type, was not more than 150 feet in the air when it nosed suddenly to the ground.” A military funeral was held for Hosch in Washington, D. C., Monday.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, April 21, 1927, pg. 1, column 6

Orville James Houghton, 1908-1935
Orville Houghton Has Passed to Reward – Friends in this community were grieved to learn of the death of Orville Houghton at a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, October 23, due to hemorrhagic pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church in Cotesfield, Saturday, October 26, with Rev. Arnold officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery there. His death will be mourned by all who knew him, having been an ambitious young man with high ideals. OBITUARY – Orville James Houghton was born in Audubon County, Iowa, January 3, 1908 and departed this life at the St. Luke’s hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, October 23, 1935 at the age of 27 years, nine months and twenty days. When but a small child he moved with his parents and family to Cotesfield, Nebr., where he was baptized by the Rev. Arnold, pastor of the United Brethren church at that place. He attended the Wolbach high school and graduated with the class of 1927. On the 24th of October, 1932, he was united in marriage to Miss Berlette Walle of Berlin, North Dakota, at Aberdeen, S. D. To this union, a daughter, Janice Cleo, was born. The following two years they resided with his parents at their home, moving to Omaha where he was employed by the Armour Company. In the spring of this year they moved to West Fargo, No. Dakota, where he was an employee of the same company. Those who survive, besides his loving wife and daughter, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Houghton of Cotesfield, a sister, Mrs. Emma Thayer of Greeley, and a large circle of relatives and friends. A brother Andrew preceded him in death about six years ago. The sympathy of this community and this newspaper is extended the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1935

Fred Estelle Howard, 1906-1910
Obituary – Fred Estelle Howard youngest son of W. S. and Laura Howard, born near Wolbach, March 26, 1906, died at his home in Loup county, Jan. 8, 1910, at 2 p.m. He leaves a father, mother, six brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. He was the pet of the household of a kind and lovable disposition. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 13, 1910

Vera Octave (Starr) Hughes, 1904-1934
Obituary of Mrs. Roy Hughes – Vera Octave Starr was born at Genoa, Nebraska, August 11, 1904. During her childhood she lived at different times in Belgrade, Fullerton and Burwell. She started to high school at Fullerton but was forced to quit on account of ill health. While living at Fullerton in 1922 she united with the Methodist church. She was married to Roy Hughes of Burwell January 11, 1931. After a lingering illness of eleven weeks she passed away at 5:45 o’clock Saturday morning July 7, 1934. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Burwell Monday afternoon July 9, conducted by Rev. Paul Maves. Burial was in the cemetery there. Surviving are her husband, Roy Hughes of Burwell, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Starr of Wolbach, one sister Alta, two brothers, Harry and Marvin all at home and a host of other relatives and friends. "Not Dead –Just Away – With a cherry smile and a wave of the hand, She has wandered into an unknown land; I cannot say, and I will not say, That she is dead. She is just away. And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since she lingers there. And you, O you, whom the wildest yearn For the old time step and 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. She is not dead; She is just away." Card of Thanks – We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy and the many acts of kindness shown during the illness and death of our loved one. Roy Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Starr, Harry, Marvin and Alta.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 19, 1934

Charles W. Hunter, 1851-1938
Charles W. Hunter Succumbs Saturday – Howard County Pioneer, Public Citizen Found Dead Beside Auto Afternoon, Burial Tuesday – Fairdale precinct in Howard County and friends throughout this vicinity mourn the sudden passing of Charles W. Hunter, 87, retired farmer who was found dead following a heart attack near his auto a short distance from his home last Saturday afternoon. Last rites were conducted Tuesday from the Fairdale church with the W. J. Primrose of St. Paul conducting. Burial was made in the Hamm cemetery with the Masonic lodge in charge of the ritualistic services at the grave side. Mr. Hunter had served his country as State Representative in 1910, he was very instrumental in all community affairs. He assisted with the organizing of the Farmers Union Oil Company, the Grain and Supply Company, both of St. Paul, the local unit of the Farmers Union in his community and the local co-operative creamery and elevator association of Wolbach. Charles W. Hunter was born in Washington County, Ohio, September 1851 and departed this life suddenly while repairing a tire about 80 rods from his home in Fairdale precinct, Howard County, Saturday noon at 12:30 p.m. October 1. On October 28, 1880 he was united in marriage to Martha Jenkens, to this union was born Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Cotesfield, and Mrs. Fred Layher of St. Paul. He is also survived by his invalid wife and an adopted son, George Brown Hunter of St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Hunter came to Howard county with his family in 1882 and throughout his life was prominent in community and co-operative affairs. He was a member of the St. Paul Masonic lodge for 34 years. Among those who attended the services were a large number of business people and friends from Wolbach and St. Paul as well as his home community and Mrs. Alma Heagler and son Herman and Mr. S. J. Jenkens of Milton, Iowa, George Hunter of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Cotesfield and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Layher. The Messenger joins in extending sympathy to the family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 6, 1938

Mrs. Charles W. Hunter, ca.1855-1939
Mr. C. W. Hunter Succumbs Sunday – Howard County and Fairdale Pioneer Passes Away; Rites Held at Fairdale Tuesday -- Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul conducted funeral services for Mrs. C. W. Hunter, 84, at Fairdale church Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Hamm cemetery beside her husband. Mrs. Hunter, a pioneer of the Fairdale community in Howard county, had been an invalid during the past few years. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Layher, since the death of her husband last October 1. Her death was attributed to her age and failing health. On October 28, 1880 she was united in marriage to Charles W. Hunter in Ohio, and with her husband and family she came to Howard county in 1882. They located in the Fairdale community which has since been their home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Layher of St. Paul and Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Cotesfield and an adopted son, George Brown Hunter of St. Louis, Mo. One son, Harry, preceded her in death as did her husband on October 1, 1938. Pallbearers were her six grandsons, Lloyd, Alvin and Max Layher and Raymond, Harold and Glen Johnson. The Messenger joins the Wolbach and Fairdale communities in extending heartfelt sympathy to those bereaved.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 2, 1939

Betty (Bower) Hurst, 1895-1949
Last Rites for Betty Hurst, 53, Held Here Tues. – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 at Grand Island and at 2:30 in the Methodist church here for Betty Hurst, 53, of Grand Island with Rev. H. H. Kissinger of Hutchinson, Kansas officiating. Interment in the Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Leo Klein, D. H. Marcoe, Andy Nelson, Roy Baily, Scott Barr and Jacob Hansen. The flower girls were: Kathleen Wilson, Joan Wohlers, Carmen Smith, Roberta Haney, Janet Ingrum, Jaclyn Prokesh, Dolores Jacobson, Lois Haney and Peggy Prokesh. The Methodist Junior Choir sang "Beautiful Home" and "River of Peace" accompanied by Mrs. J. C. Wilson. Mrs. J. C. Wilson sang a solo, "Going Home." Betty Hurst was born in Uppersandusky, Ohio, April 3, 1895 and was one of 10 children. She is the first of the ten to pass away. Mrs. Hurst went from her home in Grand Island to be with Jesus March 5, 1949. She was united in marriage to Charles Leonard Hurst in 1916. To this union were born five children. Infant twin daughters preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Charles, three daughters, Mrs. Bernard McIntyre, Mrs. Delmar Silk both of Wolbach and Mrs. Marcus Eastwood of Portland, Oregon; six grandchildren; her mother and father; four brothers, Tom of Lost Springs, Wyoming; Perl of Wolbach; Jesse of Oakland, California and Budd of Escalon, California; five sisters, D. Amelia M. Robertson and Mrs. Harold Hetrick of Oakland, California; Mrs. Floyd Caudle of Escalon, California, Mrs. Wallace Leonard of Clearfield, Iowa, Mrs. Harold Neilsen of Wolbach and a host of other relatives and friends. Those attending the funeral from out-of-town were: Mrs. M. L. Eastwood of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Nettie Hurst and Mrs. Paul Hurst of Hamburg, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Elden Hurst and family of Humboldt; Mrs. Geo. Harris of Westboro, Missouri; Mrs. Carl Hurst of Northboro, Iowa; Mrs. William Hurst, Craig, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. James Hurst of Wood River; and Mrs. Wallace Leonard of Clearfield, Iowa.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 10, 1949


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