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Elizabeth (Bissell) Jackson, 1844-1928
Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson – The funeral services for the late Mrs. E. Jackson, who died in Wolbach, were held from the Methodist church in Friend last Friday afternoon. Rev. H. W. Wagner of Ohiowa preached the sermon, assisted by Rev. Drum of Beaver Crossing, and Rev. Moore of Adams. Rev. Wagner was acquainted with Mrs. Jackson when but a young man, and the other two ministers were her pastors in Beaver Crossing and Wolbach. Music was furnished by a ladies’ quartet. Burial took place in Andrew cemetery beside her husband. Mrs. Jackson lived in Friend many years and was a very active worker in the Methodist church. Five years ago she tripped on a rug in her home and broke one of her hips. She was taken to the Methodist hospital in Omaha, and later brought to the home of her nephew, W. H. Bissell in Beaver Crossing, and for weeks suffered the discomfort of a huge plaster cast. After the removal of the cast she was unable to walk without the aid of crutches and constantly grew weaker. When the Bissell family moved to Wolbach she continued to make her home with them, and this move brought her in close comradeship with her beloved niece, Mrs. Adolph Holm, and she was given all the care that human hands could provide. Death was slow in relieving her sufferings and in two weeks the end was expected, coming finally like sleep, and the spirit departed without a struggle. For years Mrs. Jackson taught in the Methodist Sunday School, being one of the most faithful teachers, and at the same time she served on the church board as secretary, her records being a marvel to the auditors. It was hard for her to realize that age kept her from being active because she appreciated youth, and supported things that the younger members of the church desired. Three ministers offering their services showed true appreciation of the church she loved and sacrificed for. All during her reclining days she kept in constant touch with affairs of the church. She lived her life as a true example of a Christian. The following obituary was read at the funeral: Elizabeth Bissell was born Mar. 6, 1844 in Algenquin, Canada, where she lived until Feb. 9, 1883, when she came to Nebraska. On December 26, 1883, she was married to Phillip F. Jackson of Friend, at Fullerton, Nebr. She resided in Friend forty years. Her husband preceded her in death in the fall of 1898. She has been a member of the Methodist church since childhood. After a lingering illness she died at the home of her nephew, W. H. Bissell, Wolbach, where she had lived for the last five years, on July 25, 1928, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 19 days. Of a family of 4 girls and 2 boys, only one brother, Moses Bissell, of Swift Current, Saskatuwan, Canada, remain. Out of town relatives attending the funeral in Friend were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bissell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bissell and Family, Dr. and Mrs. Adolph Holm, Wolbach; Mr. and Mrs. Seymore Bissell, and Rev. Jackson of Kearney. Many friends of Beaver Crossing also attended. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the flowers and many kind acts during the sickness and death of Mrs. E. Jackson. W. H. Bissell and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 2, 1928

John Wesley Jackson, 1855-1941
Funeral Services For John Wesley Jackson Are Held Wednesday – Pioneer is laid to rest in the Fullerton cemetery; had lived here for many years – The funeral of J. W. Jackson, resident of Wolbach for the past 15 years and a pioneer of the community, who died Monday at his home were held yesterday at 1 p.m. from the house and at 2:30 from the Methodist church at Fullerton with the pastor, Rev. John A. Moorman officiating. Interment was in the Fullerton cemetery. The service at the house was a duet by Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Fox accompanied by Mrs. Adams, scripture reading and prayer by Rev. Moorman. Mr. Jackson had been seriously ill for about two months and passed away Monday morning at 8 o’clock. His passing takes away another familiar oldtimer from the community. Pallbearers were Mike Fitzsimmons, Andrew Campbell, Al Richardson, Will Eyler, Charles Miller and John Greer. John Wesley Jackson was born at Centralia, Ill., Nov. 17, 1855 and passed away at the family home in Wolbach, Neb., March 3, 1941 at the age of 85 years, three months and 14 days. He was married to Minnie Jane McCullough at Centralia, Ill., Nov. 17, 1881. To this union was born nine children, one daughter and two sons preceding him in death. In 1887 he and his family came to Nebraska and settled in Prairie Creek township near Fullerton. After farming in the vicinity of Fullerton and in Howard county several years he moved to his own farm in South Branch township in northwest Nance county. Fifteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Jackson moved to Wolbach where they have since made their residence. He was a member of the Methodist Church having joined and been baptized at Centralia, Ill. He was one of the oldest members of the Order of Oddfellows, being initiated at the age of 18 in Centralia, and was an honorary member of the Wolbach Lodge at the time of his death. He was also a fraternal member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Surviving besides his widow are four sons and two daughters: D. Cleve of Grand Island, Robert of Lyons, Neb., Drew of Hanford, Calif., Fred at home, Mrs. Alice Steele of Junction City, Ore., Mrs. Carrie Caudle of Myrtle Point, Ore., 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. CARD OF THANKS – Our sincere appreciation is extended neighbors, friends, the I.O.O.F. and Modern Woodmen for kindness and sympathy shown and for floral tokens of remembrance in the hours of anxiety and bereavement occasioned by the recent illness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. J. W. Jackson and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 6, 1941

Lois (Davis) Jackson, 1944
Funeral Services For Mrs. Jackson – Funeral services were held Thursday at Casper, Wyo., for Mrs. Lois Jackson, formerly of Wolbach. Mrs. Jackson died unexpectedly in a hospital at Casper. Attending the last rites were Mrs. Scott Barr of Wolbach, Mrs. J. M. Davis of Grand Island and W. E. Coakley of Sterling, Colo. Mrs. Jackson was born on a farm near Wolbach, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Davis. Surviving are her husband, three children and her mother. Her father died six weeks ago.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Minnie Jane (McCullough) Jackson, 1862-1947
Mrs. Wes Jackson Succumbs Fri. Eve Services at Fullerton – Mrs. Wes Jackson passed away here Friday evening, August 29 about six o’clock, after being seriously ill for about two months. Minnie Jane McCullough was born at Irvington, Illinois, January 18, 1862 and died in the family home in Wolbach, Friday August 29, 1947 at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 11 days. On November 17, 1881 at Irvington, Illinois she was united in marriage to John Wesley Jackson, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1941. In 1887 they came to Fullerton Nebraska, where they lived until 1900 when they moved to the Wolbach community. Twelve years ago they moved from their farm to Wolbach. She united with the Christian Church at Irvington in 1883. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Eula Pearle who passed away in February 1900 and two infant sons. The six surviving children are D. Cleve of Fullerton; Robert of Belgrade; Drew of Armona, Calif., Fred of Wolbach; Mrs. Alice Steele of Junction City, Oregon and Mrs. Carrie Caudle of Los Angeles, California. She is also survived by a brother, Otis McCullough of Dannebrog; one sister, Mrs. Ada Blatzell of Blair; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grand children. A short prayer service was held in Fullerton Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Beeman and Palmer Funeral home. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. D. E. Cannaday. Interment was made in the Fullerton cemetery with Orville Baldridge, C. A. Miller, W. I. Cartwright, Scott Barr, E. H. Davis and W. S. P. Eyler as pallbearers. Mrs. Elvin Davis and Mrs. Joe Whitney sang "Abide With Me", "It is Well With My soul", and "Rock of Ages", accompanied by Mrs. Harlan Senett. Among those attending from out of town were: Mrs. Carrie Caudle, Los Angeles, California, Mr. and Mrs. Darwyn C. Jackson, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Nesbit, Lyions; Mr. and Mrs. Otis McCullough, Dannebrog; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sample, Belgrade; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cartwright, Mrs. Jennie Cartwright, E. H. Davis and Scott Barr of Wolbach; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Horak and Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Belgrade.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 4, 1947

Eva Mae (Peck) Jacobsen, 1877-1944
Passes Away Sunday Mrs. Sam Jacobsen – Mrs. Sam Jacobsen, 67, who resides five miles west of Wolbach in Fairdale precinct, died at the Lutheran hospital in Grand Island Sunday morning. She had been ill for the past four months, suffering with heart ailment. Mrs. Jacobsen was born in Norwalk, O., and came to Howard county with her parents 41 years ago. She had resided on the present home place since coming to this state. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Petersen, Wolbach, Mrs. Lucille Haggstrom, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mina Tibbetts, Grand Island; two sons, Dale of Scotia and Joy, at home; one brother, Walter Peck of Emmett, Neb. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 followed by rites at the Methodist church in Wolbach at 2:30. Rev. O. W. Strombom of Lincoln will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside cemetery at Wolbach.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 8, 1944

Funeral Services For Mrs. Jacobsen – Funeral services were held Wednesday of last week at the Methodist church here for Mrs. Sam Jacobsen, 67. Rev. O. W. Strombom of Lincoln and Rev. Bell of St. Paul conducted the last rites. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers: Oscar Oakeson, Fred Frost, Ernest Schow, Ruel Glines, George Christensen, and John Madsen. The Methodist choir, composed of Mrs. Scott Barr, Mrs. A. H. Holm, Mrs. Hester Lowe, Mrs. Jessie Fox, Mrs. George Jacobsen, and Delores Jacobsen, sang several hymns. Mrs. Helen B. Adams was pianist. Rev. and Mrs. Strombom sang a duet. Eva Mae Peck was born May 8, 1877, at Norwalk, O., and died June 4 in a Grand Island hospital after an illness of six months. She was united in marriage to Samuel S. Jacobsen on February 4, 1897, at St. Paul, Neb. To this union five children were born. The family lived in Green River, Wyo., for six years, and then moved to a farm six miles west of Wolbach, in Howard county, where they since lived. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Petersen, Wolbach; Mrs. Lucille Haggstrom, Los Angeles; Mrs. Mina May Tibbetts, R. N., Grand Island; two sons, Dale, Scotia, Joy, at home, and a brother, Walter Peck, of Emmett, Neb.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 15, 1944

Gerluf K. Jacobsen, 1861-1944
Former Resident Dies At Cushing – Funeral services were held this week at the Lutheran church in Cushing for G. K. Jacobsen, 83, former resident of Wolbach. Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul officiated at the last rites. Burial was in the Minden cemetery. The pallbearers were Rasmus Laursen, Paul Hansen, Lawrence Lund, Albert Hansen, Maurice Mickelsen and Albert M. Hansen. Mr. Jacobsen died at his home in Cushing Friday morning. He had been in ill health for several months. Gerluf K. Jacobsen was born April 19, 1861, in Denmark. Surviving are his wife and several children. Mr. Jacobsen moved to Cushing from Wolbach in 1930.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1944

Peter Jacobsen, 1878-1938
Peter Jacobsen Rites Held Here – Resident Here Many Years; Death in Hospital Follows Illness of Several Months – Many were the friends and neighbors who gathered at the Trinity Lutheran church Monday afternoon to pay their respects to the memory of Peter Jacobsen, 59, who passed away Friday at the Lutheran hospital in Grand Island. He had been ill several months. The Trinity Lutheran choir rendered two hymns and Rev. E. A. Pedersen, of the Scandinavian Lutheran church, who conducted the last rites, sang a solo. Oddfellow services were held at the grave side. Pall Bearers were Andrew Christensen, Dave Marcoe, George Bucy, Jacob DeLaurant, Paul Paulsen, and Chris M. Anderson. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery. Among those who attended the services from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vang of North Platte, his brother Jens and several friends from St. Paul and Greeley, including T. T. Frost of St. Paul. Peter Jacobsen, a son of Anna and Niels Jacobsen was born May 23, 1878 at Mejrup, Denmark and departed this life early Friday morning March 4, 1938 at the Lutheran hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska. Being at the time of his death 59 years, 9 months and 9 days of age. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in his native land. Early in May 1897, he emigrated to America, coming to Wolbach, Nebraska. Later going to Grand Island, Nebraska and Cheyenne, Wyoming for a few years. He returned and spent the remainder of his life in and around Wolbach. He was married to Anna Christina Boesen November 1, 1905 and to this union six children were born. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters, Leslie, Alvin, Howard and LaFerne at home, Mrs. Frederick Frost and Mrs. Carl Bucy of Wolbach. Four grandchildren , three brothers, Laurice, Jacob and Jens, three sisters, Mrs. Sedsel Sorensen, Mrs. Meta Nielsen and Mrs. Mary Keller. Also a large number of relatives and friends. The community joins the Messenger in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 10, 1938

Samuel Soren Jacobsen, 1867-1946
Funeral Rites For Samuel S. Jacobsen – Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul and at the Methodist Church in Wolbach Sunday afternoon for Samuel S. Jacobsen, 78, who died Wednesday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Peterson. Rev. V. R. Bell officiated at the last rites. Burial was in Hillside cemetery at Wolbach. The pallbearers were Chris Madsen, Fred Frost, Ernest Schow, Floyd Glines, Oscar Oakeson and Ruhl Glines. Samuel Soren Jacobsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jorgen Jacobsen, was born July 30, 1867 at Skanderborg, Denmark. He came to America with his parents in 1874, settling at Nysted, Neb. When he was 17 years old he went to work for the Union Pacific railroad at Rock Springs and Green River, Wyo. In 1897 he was married to Eva Mae Peck of St. Paul. The family moved to a farm north of St. Paul in 1903, where they lived until Mrs. Jacobsen’s death in June 1944. After the death of his wife, Mr. Jacobsen moved to Brayton to make his home with his daughter. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Mina Mae Tibbetts of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Lucille Haggstrom of Los Angeles, Dale of St. Paul, Joy of Brayton; three brothers, John of Boelus, Mades of Canada, Jake of Portland, Ore., three sisters, Mollie of Portland, Stena of Colfax, Ia., Lena of Iowa; and eight grandchildren.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 28, 1946

August Jacobson, 1850-1933
August Jacobson Passes Onward – Howard County Pioneer Succumbs After 3 Days Illness – Homesteaded in Fairdale 1885 – August Jacobson, pioneer resident of Fairdale community passed away last Sunday morning, after serious illness of about three days. Mr. Jacobson lacked about a month and a half reaching his 83rd birthday, which would have occurred on January 20, 1933. Mr. Jacobson homesteaded in Fairdale precinct in 1885. His recent home adjoined the original homestead. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Larimore and George and one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Berggren all of whom reside in Fairdale community. Mr. Jacobson was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and the entire community extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives in their loss of husband, father and grandfather. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Strombom of Clay Center, a former Fairdale pastor, and Rev. Rush of St. Paul were held at the Fairdale church Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in Fairdale cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 8, 1932

Mrs. August Jacobson, 1934
Mrs. A. Jacobson Passes Away – Last Sunday witnessed one of the largest gatherings at a funeral that has ever been held from the Fairdale church. The gathering was an occasion where friends and neighbors came to pay their last tribute to one whom they had learned to love and respect. It was the last obsequies in the memory of Mrs. August Jacobson, one of the early day settlers of the Fairdale neighborhood, who passed away at her home in Fairdale Wednesday, September 26. The services were conducted by the Rev. Barton, former pastor of the church in Fairdale, assisted by the Rev. Rush of St. Paul. Rev. Barton is a long time friend of the family and it was the wish of the departed that he have charge of her funeral services. A quartette composed of Harry Lingford, C. E. Olson, Mesdames Seth Oleson and T. C. Christensen of St. Paul sang several selections both at the church and cemetery. Marion and Ellen Lindford sang very beautifully a duet, which was a favorite of Mrs. Jacobson, as they had sung for her during the time she was ill. The departed woman had been in ill health for several months, during which time she underwent a surgical operation. This afforded her relief but only for a temporary time and she was ready to meet her Master before the end came. This wish was indicated to the members of the family and friends who came to call upon her during her illness. The many beautiful floral offerings showed only in a mute way the high esteem in which Mrs. Jacobson was held by her friends and neighbors. The flower bearers were grandchildren of the deceased. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, Larimore and George and one daughter, Mrs. Julius Berggren. Also 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and other relatives and a host of friends. She was a charter member of the Fairdale M. E. church. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 4, 1934

Thomas L. Jacobson, 1867-1922
Thomas L. Jacobson – Thomas L. Jacobson was born April 25, 1867 in Aarhus, Denmark. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in youth in the Lutheran church in his native land. He came to America in 1886, and was united in marriage to Marie Johanna Myer November 3, 1888. To this union 11 children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are Anna Johanna, Nora, Victor, Karen, Thora, Alice, Avel and Esther. After an illness of four years he passed away at his home in Cushing, Neb., April 4, 1922 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. aged 54 years, 11 months and 9 days. He is survived by the children named and his wife. Most of his life in America was spent in Howard county, he having been a resident of Elba for 14 years and of Cushing for 17 years. Thursday, April 6, 1922, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. White of Wolbach, were held in the Danish Lutheran church at Cushing, after which the remains were laid to rest in Rock Creek cemetery. Many sympathizing friends attended the funeral.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 13, 1922

Jacob Edward James, 1875-1936
Former Resident Buried Thursday – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church for Mr. Jacob James, former resident of this community, who had passed away at the Kearney Hospital on Tuesday. Pallbearers were: Wm. Lantz, Wm. Elliott, August Larsen, Jim Larsen, Ed Johnson and George Rother. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery.

OBITUARY – Jacob Edward James, son of John H. and Prisilla James was born August 18, 1875 at Georgetown, Delaware and after an illness of two weeks, died August 3, 1936 at Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 60 years 11 months and 15 days. When still a small child he moved with his parents from Delaware to St. Edward, Nebraska where he lived until he moved to Greeley County about 1895. On December 24, 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Rother to which union five children were born, two of whom preceded him in death: Clyde, who died as a small child and Roy who died June 7, 1918 at the age of 17 years. On February 28, 1916 he moved with his family to farm in Custer County where he lived until the time of his death. Left to mourn his departure besides his wife are three children: Ralph, Leon and Alta of Oconto, Nebraska, a sister, Mrs. Martha Adams of Kimball, Nebraska and many other relatives and friends. Mr. James was a kind father and loving husband and was respected by all who knew him.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 13, 1936

Roy Edward James, 1902-1919
OBITUARY – Roy Edward James, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. James was born July 7th, 1902, near Wolbach, Neb. He lived with his parents on a farm north of Wolbach until February 1917, when he moved with them to Oconto, Custer county, Neb. He met with an accident Saturday, which resulted in his death, Saturday, June 28th, 1919, at Oconto, Nebraska. The body was brought to Wolbach Monday evening. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Philley were held at the M. E. church, Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sad hour.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 3, 1919

Mamie (Studley) Jeffres, 1890-1934
Mrs. Less Jeffres Answers Summons – After two weeks of illness Mrs. Less Jeffres passed away at her home near Cushing last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Jeffres suffered a paralytic stroke a year ago since which time she has been in failing health but her condition had not been considered as alarming until the last few weeks. On February 5 she suffered another stroke from which she never fully regained consciousness. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor. She bore her suffering and affliction patiently and made many friends by her kindly spirit. Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. A. Feldman were held at the Wolbach Methodist Church Saturday afternoon. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The pall bearers were Ernie Thayer, Ed Myers, Gus R. Wagner, Charley Smith, Herman Worm and Ira Sailing. OBITUARY – Mamie Studley was born March 9, 1890 in Kansas and died February 15, 1934 near Cushing, Nebraska, age 43 years, 11 months and 6 days. With her parents she came to Nebraska moving on a farm north of Wolbach. On April 27, 1910 she was married to Less Jeffres. To this union two children were born; Melvin and Fern. Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her untimely death ten brothers and sisters: Will R. of Oconto; Mrs. Sarah Hood of St. Paul and Mrs. Emma Caudill; George H.; Ben; Alfred H; Charley; Ora; Eddie and Harry and a host of friends. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing loved ones in their great loss. Card of Thanks – Neighbors and friends were exceedingly kind during the illness and following the death of our beloved wife, mother and sister, and we take this means of extending our heartfelt appreciation for their many deeds of kindness and expressions of sympathy. Also do we wish to thank those who sent flowers. Less Jeffres, Melvin and Fern, The sisters, brothers and families.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 22, 1934

Andrew C. Jensen, 1866-1946
Services Held Here Monday Afternoon For Andrew Jensen – Andrew C. Jensen was born at Skepping, Denmark on Jan. 30, 1866 and died at his farm in Merrick County, Nebraska, nine miles southeast of Wolbach, on Sept 19, 1946. Age 80 years, 7 months and 20 days. He emigrated to America in 1887 and on November 24, 1887 was united in marriage to Petrea Nielsen, who preceded him in death in 1923. He was united in marriage to Elsie C. Olsen in 1926, who died in 1940. In later years he was married to Viola Colby. He leaves to mourn, his wife, three sons, Andrew of Sioux City, Iowa, Chris of Grand Island and Elmer of Cushing, one daughter, Carrie of North Platte, fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one sister in Denmark. One son, Carl, preceded him in death, September 2, 1932 at the age of 45. The deceased and family have lived in the community for many years. The community unites in sincere sympathy for his family and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by C. B. Harman at the Trinity Lutheran church in Wolbach on Monday afternoon at 2:30. Family services proceeded at the funeral home in Palmer. Burial was at Hillside cemetery at Wolbach in the family lot. The Lutheran choir sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Just As I Am" accompanied by Mrs. Victor Grossart. Pallbearers, Clarence Adams, Paul Hansen, James Dunn, Charles Cook, Henry Goering and Forrest Butler.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Andrew Christian Jensen, 1861-1924
OBITUARY - Andrew Christian Jensen was born on April 4, 1861, at Vester Vandet, Denmark and died Wednesday morning, November 5, 1924 at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 1 day. He was confirmed into the Lutheran church at the age of fourteen. Mr. Jensen left his home in Denmark and came to America in the Spring of 1886, coming directly to Nebraska. He and his brother, Peter, lived on a farm near Horace for some years. He went to Denver, Colorado in the year 1903 and has made his home there until the time of his death. Mr. Jensen leaves to mourn their loss three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. John Peterson and Mr. Carl Jensen of Horace, Nebraska, and Mrs. Jens Jensen of Chicago, Illinois. The other three still reside in Denver. Two brother and two sisters have passed on. He also leaves a host of relatives. The remains were brought to Scotia Saturday evening. Funeral services were held at the John Peterson home Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock and at the Horace Baptist church at 1:30, Rev. Jesse A. Monkman conducting the services. Burial was made in Mount Hope Cemetery. - CARDS OF THANKS We wish to take this method of expressing our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in the loss of our brother and uncle. John Peterson and family. Carl Jensen and family.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Vol. XXX, Thursday, November 20, 1924, pg. 1, column 2

Anna (Petersen) Jacobsen Jensen 1849-1925
Mrs. Lars Jensen Passes Away – After two weeks of serious illness Mrs. Lars Jensen died at her home in Wolbach Tuesday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock. An attack of the flu with other complications was the immediate cause of her death although she had been in rather poor health for some years. Mrs. Jensen who was 76 years old was a native of Denmark, having come to this country about 18 years ago. The funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran church and it is planned to take the body to Grand Island for burial. We expect to be able to give a more complete history of Mrs. Jensen’s life next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 16, 1925

OBITUARY – Anna Petersen was born in Denmark May 28, 1849 and as a child became a member of the Lutheran church. She was married to Nels Jacobsen who preceded her to the Great Beyond in 1880. In November 1882 she was married to Lars Jensen. In 1885 she and her husband emigrated to America and settled near Wolbach and have lived here since then. She died at her home in Wolbach April 14, 1925, aged 75 years, 10 months and 16 days. Besides her husband she is survived by seven children, Mrs. Chris Sorensen of Grand Island, Peter Jacobsen, Wolbach, Mrs. Meta Nelson, Camelope, Canada, Mrs. Marie Keler, Havensville, Kansas, and Jens Jensen of Wolbach. Besides these a large number of grandchildren are left behind. Two of her nine children died previously. The surviving husband, children and grandchildren and other relatives have the sympathy of many personal friends. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. A. White were held in the Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach at 10 A.M. Thursday, April 16, and the remains were taken to Grand Island for burial. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our friends for their help and sympathy during the recent illness and death of our loved one. We are especially thankful to the Danish Brotherhood and the Oddfellow lodges for their many kindnesses and for the beautiful flowers. Lars Jensen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 23, 1925

Imogine Marguerite Jeffres 1923-1925
CALLED HOME Imogine Marguerite Jeffres was born November 19, 1923 and died July 15, 1925, at the age of 1 year, 7 months and 26 days. She was taken to the Saint Frances hospital Sunday evening. All the medical aid that could be used was given. The cause of her death was Acut Col-lites (sic). God called her home Wednesday morning at 3:40. She was brought home by way of Scotia on the evening passenger. She leaves to mourn the loss her father Lynn, mother Bessie, sister Eileen and brother Lauren and other relatives and friends. She will meet her sister Florence and brother Lawrence at God's home in Heaven. The pallbearers were Lola Welsh, Ruby Anstine, Dorothy Hile and Hope Sexton. Rev. Whitman conducted the services at the Horace church. She was buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery near Scotia. Dearest Baby, thou has left us, And thy loss we deeply feel, But 'tis God, who has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
CARD OF THANKS We take this means of expressing our sincere thanks for the many words of sympathy and acts of kindness extended us during our recent bereavement. Also for the splendid music and beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Jeffres and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jeffres and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Toline and family.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, July 23, 1925, pg. 8, column 3

Carl Jensen, ca.1889-1932
Carl Jensen Dies From Threshing Injury – Carl Jensen, who was caught in the machinery of a grain separator Wednesday of last week at the Charles Fox farm ten miles east of Wolbach, died Friday without regaining consciousness. He was severely injured about the head, chest, shoulders and arms, many bones being broken. Very little hope was held at any time for his recovery. He was so badly wounded that no attempt was made to move him from the Fox home before he passed away. Mr. Jensen was 42 years old, was born in Neola, Iowa, and came to Nebraska with his parents in 1907, and settled in Howard county, where he resided until his death. In 1918 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucille Simmons, to which union five children were born. One of the children preceded the father in death. Mr. Jensen is survived by his wife and four children, Earl, Ruth, Elaine and Geraldine, and in addition to these, his father, stepmother, three brothers and one sister. His mother died several years ago. Funeral services, conducted by a minister from Callaway, assisted by Dr. R. A. White, were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Mr. Jensen was an affectionate husband and father, and a good neighbor. Having lived in this community so long he is well known, and the bereaved relatives have the profound sympathy of all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 8, 1932

Dorothy Marie (Jolls) Jensen, 1947
Last Rites for Mrs. Jensen Friday in G. I. – Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at Geddes Funeral Home in Grand Island for Mrs. Howard Norman Jensen, sister of Mrs. Lloyd Vang, one of the two persons killed in a traffic accident last Monday morning at the junction of highways 34 and 281 about two miles south of Grand Island. Dr. L. F. Sweetland, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiated at the service. Burial was in the Grand Island Cemetery. Mrs. Jensen, former Miss Dorothy Marie Jolls, is survived by her husband; one daughter, Sally Mae; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Jolls, of Grand Island; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Vang, Wolbach; two brothers, Lawrence B. Jolls, Trenton; and Russell H. Jolls of Grand Island.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Elsie C. (Olson) Bahke Jensen, 1871-1940
Funeral services Conducted For Mrs. A. C. Jensen Monday – Last rites are conducted for well-known Cushing resident from Trinity Lutheran church. – The funeral of Mrs. A. C. Jensen, well known resident of the Cushing community who died at the University hospital in Omaha a week ago today, were held from Trinity Lutheran church Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Burial was in the Wolbach cemetery. Mrs. Jensen had been ill for more than a year. She was born Elsie C. Olson, in Falsten, Denmark, May 10, 1871 and died at Omaha, Neb., Nov. 21, 1940 at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 11 days. She was baptized in Denmark and came to America when she was young. Her second marriage was to A. C. Jensen Nov. 18, 1926 and they lived on a farm northeast of Cushing. Surviving her are the widower, A. C. Jensen, her son, Melvin Bahke of Las Vegas, N. M.; two stepsons, Andrew Jensen of Sioux City, Ia., and Chris Jensen of St. Paul, Neb.; a stepdaughter, Cary Jensen of Grand Island; two sisters, Mrs. C. Holm of Des Moines, Ia., and Millie Olson of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Ed Olson of California, Charles Olson of Omaha and Harry Olson of Chicago, Ill. CARD OF THANKS – We desire to express our appreciation to every neighbor and friend and all who helped us during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. Mr. A. C. Jensen and family
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 28, 1940

Ethel Jane (Savage) Jensen 1901-1930
Mrs. Chris Jensen Dies At Palmer – Ethel Jane Savage was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 12, 1901. She passed away at the Coolidge Hospital at Palmer, Nebraska, on the early morning of February 20, 1930, age 28 years 6 months and 8 days. She was married to Chris Jensen May 23, 1921. They resided on a farm northwest of Palmer, southeast of Wolbach, for almost nine years. She was in the hospital six days, where every care and medical skill was given her. She was a patient sufferer, very kind and agreeable and a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Council Bluffs and a Sunday School worker. She leaves to mourn, her husband, four children, Christina, age 8, Raymond 6, Donald 4, and Alvin 18 months, her father, Charley Savage, her mother having proceeded her in death less than a year ago, four sisters, one brother, several other relatives and many friends. Her husband and children have the utmost sympathy of the entire neighborhood and a large circle of friends, for so great a loss of such a fine and loving wife and mother. The family wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors for the fine floral offerings and all those who have extended help and sympathy. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, February 23, by Rev. White at the Lutheran church in Wolbach. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 27, 1930

Rev. H. C. Jensen, 1934
Attend Funeral of Rev. Jensen – Rev. and Mrs. Kaldahl were called to Dannebrog Saturday morning by the death of Rev. H. C. Jensen who was stricken with paralysis Friday and passed away without regaining consciousness. The Kaldhals returned home that evening but attended the funeral which was held Tuesday morning at Dannebrog with interment at Staplehurst.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 3, 1934

John Christopher Jensen, 1860-1941
Death Claims John C. Jensen Wednesday – After a lingering illness of several months John C. Jensen, early settler of this community and resident of Wolbach since 1924, passed away at his home Wednesday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock. He had been critically ill for several days. He was 81 years old last March 18, having been born in Denmark in 1860. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse and Rev. H. P. Anderson officiating. McIntyre’s will have charge.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 24, 1941

Last Rites Are Conducted For J. C. Jensen on Friday – Rev. E. N. Haugse and Rev. H. P. Anderson had charge of the funeral – Funeral services for John C. Jensen, an early settler of this community who passed away at his home a week ago Wednesday were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from Trinity Evangelical church. Rev. E. N. Haugse and Rev. H. P. Anderson had joint charge of the services. McIntyre Mortuary had charge of burial arrangements and interment was in Hillside cemetery. Mr. Jensen had been ill for several months and for the last month had been confined to his bed unable to help himself. His patience in suffering was evident to the very end, and his faith was manifest in the peace which came to him through prayer shortly before he passed away. OBITUARY – John Christopher Jensen was born in Laborg, Denmark March 18, 1860 and passed away at his home in Wolbach April 23, 1941 at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 5 days. He came to America on June 4, 1884 and settled for a short time in Franklin, Pa. From there he came to Grand Island, where for several years he followed the carpenters trade. On October 29, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Ane Sophie Nielsen. In 1894 he moved with his wife to a farm in Howard County and in Dec. 1924 they moved to Wolbach where they have since resided. He was baptized in infancy and had been confirmed at about 14 years of age in the Lutheran church in Denmark. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred Anderson, Cushing, and Miss Alma Jensen of Wolbach, and one son Clifford of Cushing; also three grandsons, Ralph and Howard Jensen, and Allen Anderson. His many friends and other relatives join hearts in sharing the grief of these who mourn. CARD OF THANKS – Our sincere appreciation is extended neighbors and friends for kindness and sympathy shown and for floral tokens of remembrance in the hours of anxiety and bereavement occasioned by the recent illness and death of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mrs. John C. Jensen, Alma Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jensen, Ralph and Howard.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 1, 1941

Mrs. Lars Jensen, ca.1849-1925
Mrs. Lars Jensen Passes Away – After two weeks of serious illness Mrs. Lars Jensen died at her home in Wolbach Tuesday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock. An attack of the flu with other complications was the immediate cause of her death although she had been in rather poor health for some years. Mrs. Jensen who was 76 years old was a native of Denmark, having come to this country about 18 years ago. The funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran church and it is planned to take the body to Grand Island for burial. We expect to be able to give a more complete history of Mrs. Jensen’s life next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 16, 1925

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jensen, ca.1873-1933
Mr. and Mrs. Jensen Instantly Killed – Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jensen, farmers residing six miles southwest of Rockville, were instantly killed about four o’clock Thursday afternoon, when their auto plunged down a ten foot grade on the highway on the outskirts of Farwell and overturned. Mr. Jensen’s neck was broken, while a spoke from the steering wheel penetrated Mrs. Jensen’s neck and severed the juglar vein. Both were about sixty years of age and were believed to be enroute home from Dannebrog when the accident occurred. County Attorney Spikes, Sheriff Peterson and County Physician Hanisch, who were called from St. Paul said they believed that a defective steering apparatus was responsible. They said they found a burr off one of the steering rods. Julius F. Johnson, Fremont traveling man, was about a hundred yards behind the Jensens, he told officers, when he saw the car slowly traveling to the right and then plunge on down the grade. The Jensens were pinned under the car, when Mr. Johnson arrived, and after a vain attempt to move the car he hurried on to Farwell to summon help. – Grand Island Independent – Mr. and Mrs. Jensen were old time residents of the Wolbach community and had been visiting a number of friends here. They spent Tuesday night as guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Petersen. Wednesday night they visited in the Olaf Rhodes home and ate dinner with the Andrew Vang family Thursday noon. Thursday afternoon they greeted many old friends on the streets and again called at the A. P. Petersen home to bid them good bye about two o’clock in the afternoon, before departing for their home. It was almost an unbelievable shock to these friends here, when the word reached them that Mr. and Mrs. Jensen had been killed. The double funeral was held at Loup City Sunday afternoon, with Rev. T. B. Westbrook conducting the services. Burial was made in the Wigglecreek cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Jensen leave five children, two married and three still living at home, the youngest about six years of age. Those attending the funeral from here were the H. P. Larson family, Mr. Carl Madsen and sons, Mr. A. P. Petersen, Oscar Petersen and Jacob Hansen. The Messenger joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 28, 1933

Andreas Jepson, ca.1846-1924
Andreas Jepson Dies – At the age of almost 78, Andreas Jepson passed away at the home of his son, Tone Jepson about thirteen miles west of Wolbach, last Friday at 9:50 p.m. after being ill with pneumonia since the previous Sunday. The funeral was held Monday and he was buried at South Logan. Rev. Johnston of Dannebrog was assisted by other ministers in the funeral services. The deceased leaves two sons, Andrew who lives near St. Paul and Tone, and two daughters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 15, 1924

Andrew Hans Jepson 1875-1942
Jepson Rites Held Saturday – Following an illness of about six months duration, during which time all medical skill and loving care was tendered him in an effort to stop his illness which had stricken him, Andrew Jepson passed away at his home, on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Jepson became ill with cancer, and doctors were consulted and a trip to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. was taken in an effort to cure the malady. He was then taken to a health resort in Kansas. He was a patient sufferer, his pains were nearly unbearable at times, but when he was asked how he was feeling he would reply "Oh, it could be worse." He was always considerate and loving to his beloved wife and children whom he loved dearly, and said how good and kind they had all been to him. They were all present when the Lord called him Home. Andrew Hans Jepson was born at Green Bay, Wis., September 1, 1875 and passed away at his home, Sept. 23, 1942 at the age of 67 years, and 22 days. He with his parents moved to Howard county in 1884. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Petersen in 1902 at Cushing. To this union were born five children. They started farming in Logan precinct and have occupied the same farm for forty years. Mr. Jepson always took an active interest in local affairs. For many years he served on the school board, was secretary and treasurer of the community telephone company. He was a member of the Cushing Lutheran church, under whose direction it was built. He was a helpful neighbor and a friend to everyone. He was baptized in the Lutheran church at Green Bay, Wis., and confirmed at Wolbach. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, five children, Malven, Orval, Mrs. Alfred Johnson, Mrs. Raymond Forbes, Miss Margie Ann and Hubert; one brother, Tony of Wolbach, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Jameson of Thedford, and Mrs. Margaret Christensen of Council Bluffs, Ia., also 10 grandchildren, several nephews and nieces besides a host of friends. Funeral services under the direction of the McIntyre Funeral Home, were held Saturday at the South Logan church with Rev. W. J. Primrose officiating. The following hymns were sung: "We Are Going Down the Valley", "Sometime We’ll Understand", "That Beautiful Home", "God Will Take Care of You", and "Does Jesus Care." The choir was composed of Mrs. Seth Oleson, Harry Lingford, Neal Baxter and Mrs. Ralph Zlomke. Pallbearers were Fred Sonderup, Andrew Thompsen, Pete Jensen, Henry Sonderup, Frank Kolar and Verner Petersen. Flower bearers were Mrs. James Dunn, Mrs. Amos Petersen, Viola Sonderup, Lillian Henningsen, Arlene Jensen, Mrs. Arthur Lynch, Jean Petersen and Delores Larson. Interment was in the South Logan cemetery. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Marinus Buhl of Fremont, Mrs. Margaret Christensen of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Fred Jameson of Thedford, Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen of Dannebrog, Mrs. Tom O’Hare and Miss Aneta Forbes of Palmer, Stephen Vang of Wolbach, E. W. Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nielsen of Elba, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hugel of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Andersen of Hastings, and a host of relatives and friends from St. Paul and Cushing.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 1, 1942

Mrs. J. N. K. Johansen, ca.1882-1920
Mrs. J. N. K. Johansen Succumbed Early Sunday – Mrs. J. N. K. Johansen died at 8 o’clock Sunday morning, at the country home ten miles south of Greeley. Convulsions following birth caused her death. The baby was born Saturday morning. Mrs. Johansen was about 38 years old. Besides the husband four small children survive. The Johansens moved to Greeley county from Kansas nine years ago. Mrs. Johansen was a progressive woman and took active interest in community affairs. She was a kind wife and mother and was beloved by all her neighbors. She leaves a large number of friends who will mourn her loss. – Greeley Citizen
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 22, 1920

Anna (Jacobsen) Dale Johnsen, 1866-1935
Mrs. Martin Johnsen Laid to Rest – Anna Jacobsen was born in Skanderborg, Denmark, June 4, 1866. At the age of nine years she came to America with her parents. The family settled near Boelus where the deceased spent her young girlhood. When in her early teens she went to Fullerton where she lived for seventeen years, during which time she was united in marriage to Charles Dale. To this union two children were born, Paul and Mary Ann. In 1901 she suffered the loss of her husband by death, shortly after this she went to Cheyenne, Wyo,. where she lived for two years. In 1903 she was united in marriage to Martin Johnsen of Cushing, where she has resided until her death Wednesday, February 20, 1935 at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 16 days. To this later union one son, Milo was born. As a child she was baptized in the Lutheran church in Denmark and while living in Fullerton she became affiliated with the Methodist church of that place. During her active life she always attended both the Lutheran and Methodist church services in Cushing and was a member of the Methodist Ladies Aid Society at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, three children, Paul Dale of Kearney, Mary Ann Dale of Gothenburg and Milo Johnsen of Cushing, four step-children Mrs. Hattie Jacobsen of Maxwell, Louis Johnsen of Omaha, Mrs. Mary Kesslar of Canoga Park, Calif., and William Johnsen of Lincoln; two grandchildren and eight step-grand-children. Other surviving relatives are: three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Murray of Portland Oregon, Mrs. Stena Carroll of Colfax, Iowa, Mrs. Lena Shofroth of Galesburg, Illinois; four brothers, Sam of Wolbach, Jacob of Maxwell, Mads of Canada and John of Boelus, an aunt, Mrs. Christine Baker of Dennison, Texas and many others. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Kaldahl, pastor of the Lutheran church assisted by the Rev. J. Chr. Petersen of Dannebrog, an old time friend of the Jacobsen family were held at the home and in the Cushing Lutheran church Saturday. Rev. Feldman, pastor of the Methodist church also assisted. The pall bearers were her sons, Paul and Milo, two step-sons, Louis and William and two brothers-in-law. Ten members of the Cushing Ladies Aid Society carried floral tributes. By her request the body was laid to rest in Dry Creek Cemetery near Boelus, adjoining the old homestead where she made her first home in America. Although Mrs. Johnsen has been an invalid for many years she will be greatly missed. That her always cheerful spirit had won the admiration of her friends and neighbors was very evident by the large attendance at the funeral services. The heartfelt sympathy of Cushing and the entire community is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 28, 1935

Carl O. Johnson, 1945
Church Is Crowded For Memorial Rites – The Methodist church was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon for memorial services for Pfc. Carl O. Johnson, killed in action in France last January. Rev. Gulleen of Genoa conducted the services. A male quartet sang three numbers. Merle Anderson, Clifford Larson, Dwight Nelson and Garland Peterson, all of Genoa, composed the choir. Dr. Gulleen spoke on the Christian Soldier, the Christian Athlete, the Christian Gentleman and the Christian Coronation.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 10, 1945

Englebrecht Johnson 1849-1931
Old Resident Of This Locality Passes Away – Mr. Englebrecht Johnson passed away at the home of his son, Nels J. Johnson, Sunday January 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 20 days, after a lingering illness of three months. He was born November 28, 1849 near Hausegund, Norway. He was baptized December 23rd of the same year. He was instructed in the Lutheran faith and confirmed October 2, 1864. Mr. Johnson was united in marriage to Gurine Vikings’ daughter on January 15, 1875. To this union were born eight children. Seven are living and one preceded his parents in death, passing away at the age of eight years. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Mrs. Gurine Johnson and seven children, Mr. Nels J. Johnson of Logan, Howard County, Mrs. J. P. Jensen of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Andrew Vang of Wolbach, Nebr., Mr. Bert O. Johnson of Swift Current, Canada; Mrs. M. Paulson of Glendale, California; Mr. Geo. Johnson of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Mrs. Marie Carr of Omaha, Nebr., and also twenty-seven grandchildren. The occupation of Mr. Johnson was that of a sailor, which vocation he followed until the spring of 1903 when he with his wife and two youngest children immigrated to America. The other children had come to this country before their parents. He made his home with his son Nels for two years, after which he took up farming in Howard county until the year 1919, when he and his wife moved to Wolbach. Here they lived until their health failed them when they moved back to the home of their son Nels in August 1930. Here he made his home until the time of his death. Mr. Johnson was converted at the age of 37. His life was a struggle as it was no easy matter for a sailor to live a Christian life. His confession was that he was a great sinner saved by grace and his only hope was Jesus. He longed for the time when he could go to his home above. May God bless his memory! Burial took place Wednesday afternoon, January 21st, from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Logan. Pastor S. S. Kaldahl had charge of the funeral services. He was layed to rest on the North Logan cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 22, 1931

George Martin Johnson 1846-1927
GEO. JOHNSON PASSES ON YESTERDAY MORNING George Martin Johnson passed away at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nick Wetzel, of Scotia, after an illness of several weeks duration. Mr. Johnson had lived in this country and this vicinity for almost forty years, and it was with deep regret that his many friends and acquaintances heard of his death. George Martin Johnson was born on February 8th, 1846, at Brattlebour, Windham County, Vermont, and passed away in Scotia, Nebraska, October 12th 1927, a the age of 81 years, 8 months and 4 days. At the age of fourteen he moved from Vermont to Dodge county, Wisconsin. On December 25, 1868, he was married to Julietta Evaline Ellis, and to this union five children were born they being: Edson C., of Ericson; Mrs. Nellie Wetzel, of Scotia; Ross W., of Horace; Irving of Horace and Mrs. Rene Flint, of Burwell. In the year of 1876 they moved to Marshall county, Iowa, where they resided until in 1888 when they moved to Scotia, where Mr. Wetzel lived until his death. Besides the five children, there are left 23 grand children and 14 great grand children. Funeral services are being held this afternoon from the M. E. church.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, October 13, 1927, pg. 1, column 1

Clara Gustave (Larson) Johnson, 1858-1939
Services Held For Mrs. Leander Johnson – Last rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Mrs. Leander Johnson, 80, who had passed away Wednesday, July 12, at the home of a son Dave A. Johnson near Dannebrog. She had been ill less than a week, and her death grieved the entire community. The Rev. E. N. Haugse, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, conducted the services. Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons LeRoy Oakeson, Lawrence Christensen, Clyde Johnson, Dale Johnson, Kenneth Anderson, and Lynn Johnson. Flower Bearers were also grandchildren: Darlene Lang, Gladys Johnson, DeLores May Oakeson, Harold Johnson and Clayton Johnson. As Clara Gustave Larson, she was born December 3, 1858, at Krankeborg, Sweden, and passed to her reward at Dannebrog, Nebr., July 12, 1939, at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in her native land, and remained a faithful member throughout her lifetime. She came to this country in 1885 and settled in St. Paul, Nebr., on August 29 of that year. On September 13, 1885, she was united in marriage to Leander Johnson in a school now known as the August Carlson school. Her husband preceded her in death on March 8, 1937. After their marriage they located on a farm in Rock Creek 5 miles southeast of this place where they lived until the spring of 1902. To this union eight children were born, Edwin L., Mrs. Alma Christensen, Herman B., of Wolbach, Mrs. N. O. Oakesen of Lincoln, Joe C. of Grand Island, Mrs. Elof Anderson of Mead, Nebr., A. Fred of Osceola, and Dave A. of Dannebrog, Nebr. In 1902 the family moved to a farm south of Greeley where they resided until 1924 when Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved to Wolbach. Here they resided until Mr. Johnson’s death, and since which time she has resided winters with her daughter in Lincoln and summers with the other children. Another pioneer who had experienced the hardship of settling this territory has now passed on, but like others who did so much in the early days leaves the community richer in all things, especially in setting an example of courage and perseverance during those days when luxuries were unknown, and happiness and comfort was gained only in labor. Besides her children she is survived by one brother in Denver, Colo., eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A host of other relatives and friends mourn her passing, and the Messenger joins the community in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 20, 1939

Elizabeth (Ericson) Johnson, 1855-1941
Funeral Services For Pioneer Tomorrow – Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, 86, one of the earliest pioneers of Greeley county, died at her home seven miles southeast of Ericson Wednesday morning about 1 o’clock following an illness of four months. Obituary – Mrs. Johnson was born Elizabeth Ericson in Sweden January 18, 1855 and passed away at her home near Ericson, Nebr., August 20, 1941 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 2 days. She came to America with her parents in 1869 and the family settled at Omaha, later moving to a farm in Burt county.  She was married to Louis Johnson August 28, 1874 and five years later they came to Greeley county taking a homestead. She had lived on this place for 60 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning from the house at 9 o’clock and from the Ericson Lutheran church at 10 o’clock and interment will be at Pibel Lake cemetery under the direction of McIntyre’s Mortuary. Rev. E. N. Haugse will conduct the service. Survivors include a son Alfred at home; three daughters, Mrs. Ida MacKenzie of Fremont, Neb., Mrs. Mamie Mendenhall of Sterling, Kan., and Margaret Johnson at home; a brother in Washington and a sister in Omaha and 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 21, 1941

Gurine (Viking’s Daughter) Johnson, 1852-1934
Death Angel Calls Mrs. Johnson – Mrs. Englebrecht Johnson passed away quietly at the home of her son, Mr. Nels Johnson, Thursday afternoon, September 6th at 4 p.m. after a short illness which left her in a tired weakened condition. She reached the high age of 72 years (sic), 2 months and 3 days. Mrs. Johnson’s maiden name was Gurine Viking Svendson or Viking’s Daughter as was the usual way of naming at her birth. She was born July 23, 1852 at Sandnes, Norway. She was baptized and instructed in the Lutheran faith in her father-land. Her home was a Christian home and it was her early desire due to home influence to live a Christian life. She was united in marriage to Mr. Johnson, January 15, 1875. To this union were born eight children. One preceded the parents in death, passing away at the age of eight years. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson came to America in 1903 making their home with their son Nels, who together with some of the other children had come to America before their parents. They made their home with their son Nels the first two years after which they moved on a farm in Howard County. Here they lived until 1919 when they moved to Wolbach. They lived in Wolbach until 1930, when health failed them and they again moved into the home of their son Nels. Here Mr. Johnson was privileged to live only a few months, passing away during the month of January 1931. Mrs. Johnson leaves to mourn her death seven children, Mr. Nels J. Johnson of Logan, Howard county, Mrs. J. P. Jensen of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Andrew Vang of Wolbach, Nebr., Mr. Bert C. Johnson of Swift-Current, Canada, Mrs. M. Paulsen of Eagle Rock, Calif., Mr. Geo. Johnson of Veterans Camp at Valentine, Nebr., and Mrs. Merle Carr of Omaha, Nebr., 27 grand children and 5 great grand children and one brother, Mr. Swen Williamson of Dannebrog, Nebr., and one sister Mrs. E. S. Larson of Arlington. "May God bless her memory and may the peace which is hers be ours, Peace, to soothe our bitter woes, God to Christ on us bestows. Jesus bought our peace with God With His holy, precious blood; Peace in Him for sinners found, Is the gospel’s joyful sound. Peace to us the church doth tell, Tis her welcome and farewell. Peace as our baptismal dower, Peace shall bless our dying hour. Peace be with you, full and free, Now and through eternity." The funeral services were conducted at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at North Logan. The Rev. S. S. Kaldahl officiated. Burial was in the cemetery by the church. The sympathy of friends is extended to the bereaved family. Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who rendered aid and expressed sympathy during the illness and death of our dear mother and sister, also for the beautiful flowers, music and songs, and for the consoling words and prayer by Rev. Kaldahl and Rev. Feldman. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Vang, Mrs. J. P. Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Bert O. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Paulsen, Mrs. Merle Carr, Mr. George O. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Nels J. Johnson, Mrs. Marie Larson, Mr. Swen Williamson.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 13, 1934

Hazel Irene Johnson 1914-1915
Obituary – Hazel Irene Johnson the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson, born the 10 day of November 1914 after a sojourn of 8 months and 4 days, was called to a better land that that knows no sickness, suffering nor death, on Saturday morning the 20th day of February 1915. Whooping cough was the cause of her death. She leaves a fond mother and father, a sister and a number of relatives to mourn her early demise. "O! Not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day. ‘Twas an angel visited the green And took the flowers away." Our heartfelt sympathies are herewith extended to the fond parents and other relatives of little Hazel Irene.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 4, 1915

John H. Johnson, 1925
John H. Johnson Passes Away – A message was received from Arnold late Monday night by relatives of John H, Johnson that he had died at his home in Custer county. Mr. Johnson has many friends and acquaintances here as well as many relatives, he having been formerly a resident of this community. He had been very ill for several weeks. Early Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. Nels L. Hansen, Miss Anna Hansen and Torval Christensen motored to Arnold to attend the funeral which was held Wednesday afternoon. Col. Bradley was a passenger to Broken Bow Tuesday where he and Mr. Ed Miner expected to continue to Arnold by auto.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 2, 1925

Joyce Elaine Johnson 1934-1934
Joyce Elaine Johnson – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson mourn the death of their infant daughter, Joyce Elaine, born Thursday, May 24th who passed away Friday May 25th. Short funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Kaldahl and the little one was buried in Hillside cemetery. The sympathy of the many friends is extended to the sorrowing parents in the loss of their first born. Mrs. Johnson was before her marriage a number of years ago, Miss Polly Hansen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 31, 1934

Julius Johnson, 1889-1925
Young Farmer Takes Own Life – The community was shocked last Friday morning to learn that Julius Johnson, residing 7 miles west of Wolbach had taken his own life by cutting his throat with a razor. Mr. Johnson suffered a severe attack of the flu early in the winter which left him in a weakened and nervous condition. During the past month or so he had been prone to worry much over his affairs. Friday morning he walked to the Chris Christensen place about a fourth of a mile south and visited with Mr. Christensen who was preparing to leave for his new home near Central City. After a short visit he started back home but had not gone far when Mr. Christensen and the Haggstrom boy, who was helping him, noticed that Mr. Johnson was acting peculiarly. They rushed to him but were too late as he had already cut the gash that caused him to bleed to death. He was carried to his home and the coroner summoned from St. Paul. Members of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Wolbach, of which he was a member, hurried to his home to lend assistance. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Services were conducted at the home at 12 o’clock by Rev. Barton of the Fairdale church and at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church by Rev. R. A. White. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery where his brothers of the Oddfellow lodge had charge of the burial. The stricken family have the sympathy of all. Obituary – Julius Johnson was born in Wessige Halland, Sweden, on June 9, 1889 and died at his home in Howard county, Nebraska, February 27, 1925 at the age of 35 years, 8 months and 18 days. He came to Wolbach March 17, 1908 to his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larson. In 1910 be began farming for himself. He was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Anderson and to this union were born four daughters. In infancy he was baptized and in youth confirmed in the Lutheran church in his native country. He leaves to mourn his death three brothers and two sisters in Sweden besides his wife and four daughters and other relatives in Omaha and Chicago. He was well known in this community as being of a cheerful, friendly and congenial disposition. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Wolbach. He leaves a great many friends who regret his untimely departure. Card of Thanks – We take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to all our neighbors and friends for their help and sympathy during our recent grief and bereavement, and especially for the services rendered by the members of the Odd Fellows lodge. Mrs. Julius Johnson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anderson and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 5, 1925

Leander Johnson, 1857-1937
Leander Johnson Paralytic Victim – After an illness of only two days, Mr. Leander Johnson passed away at his home Monday morning. Mr. Johnson, a resident of Wolbach for the past thirteen years, has always been a familiar figure in our village and appeared in excellent health for his age. News of his death came as a complete shock to the community as few knew of the paralytic stroke he suffered Friday evening. His condition was even then not considered alarming until a few hours before his death. Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Chittenden officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside cemetery with Oscar Carlson, C. M. Dollarhide, Andrew Christensen, Gus Dahlberg, John Nelson and Wm. Bjorklund as pall bearers. OBITUARY – Leander Johnson was born July 29, 1857 at Krankeborg, Sweden and died at Wolbach, Nebr. March 8, 1937 at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in his native land, and was always a faithful member. After being employed for a time in Denmark and Germany, in the spring of 1880, he immigrated to this country and located at Atlantic, Iowa. He was employed for a time as fireman for the Rock Island Railroad Company. Later in company with the late A. Gustave Carlson, they were employed in a stone quarry at Louisville Nebraska and in the spring of 1883 he and Mr. Carlson purchased two farms now known as the Charles Merta and Thorvald Christensen farms in Howard County Nebraska. On September 13, 1885 he was united in marriage to Clara Larson at a school house now known as the August Carlson school house. To this union, eight children were born: Edwin L., Alma Christensen, Nannie Oakeson, Joe C., Herman B., all of Wolbach, Dave A. of Dannebrog, Nebr., Mary Anderson of Meade, Nebr., and A. Fred of Tillanook Oregon. In the spring of 1902 the family moved to a farm south of Greeley Center, where he lived until 1924 when he and his wife moved to Wolbach where they have lived since. He leaves to mourn his passing, his children and three great grandchildren, and many friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 11, 1937

Lucille Elaine (Larson) Johnson 1920-1942
Young Mother Passed Away Sunday Evening – Mrs. Adolph Johnson Leaves a Husband and Young Son to Mourn Her Death – Services were held yesterday afternoon from St. Paul Presbyterian church for Mrs. Adolph Johnson of the Logan vicinity, who passed away Sunday, Feb 22, following a lingering illness. She was 22 years of age and leaves a son a few months old, her sorrowing husband, her father and mother, one sister and one brother besides other relatives to mourn her untimely going. Lucille Elaine Larson, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Larson of Logan precinct was born on January 25, 1920 and died Feb. 22, 1942. She grew up and attended school in her home community and was married to Adolph Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson of the North Logan neighborhood. She was a true Christian and bore her affliction with patience and fortitude.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 26, 1942

Ludwig Frederik Johnson 1921-1921
LUDWIG FREDERIK JOHNSON – Ludwig Fredrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Johnson, was born Friday morning, August 12, 1921, and after a brief stay of only little over three days passed out of this life on Monday evening, August 15, 1921. Being the only son a great deal of joy and hope for his future was centered in him, but God has arranged for a better future than the earth could promise. A broken hearted mother, father, four sisters and other relatives mourn his early departure. "We need loves tender lesson taught; as only weakness can. God has his small interpreters, the child must teach the man." Rev. Strombom of Fairdale conducted the services.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 18, 1921

Martin H. Johnson, 1858-1941
Funeral Services For Early Settler Of Cushing Community – Had been ill since December 28; burial was at Dry Creek west of Dannebrog – The funeral of Martin H. Johnson, a long resident of the Cushing community who died Monday at the home of his son in Kearney were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Cushing Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. H. P. Anderson officiating. Burial was at Dry Creek west of Dannebrog. Pallbearers were Wm. Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Milo Johnson, Willis Johnson, Glenn Steele and Paul Dale. Obituary – Martin H. Johnson was born October 26, 1858 in Denmark. At the age of 19 he came to America settling at Galesburg, Ill. On December 26, 1881 he was united in marriage to Mary Nissen at Galesburg after which he came to Nebraska. To this union 4 children were born, Hattie, Lewis, Mary and William. In March 1898 the wife and mother passed away. A few years later he moved to Cushing. In 1903 he married Anna Dale of Cheyenne, Wyo., to this union was born one son Milo Harold. Mourning his death are two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Jacobsen of Cornelius, Ore., Mrs. Mary Kessler of Reseda, Calif., three sons, Lewis of Kearney, William of Omaha and Milo of Elkhorn, two step children, Paul Dale of Kearney and Mrs. Mary Steele of Omaha, eight grand-children, two great grandchildren and two step grand-children, several nieces and nephews and many friends. As a child in Denmark he was baptized in the Lutheran faith. At the time of his death he was a member of the Lutheran church of Cushing. He was a charter member of the church and active until last October when he moved to the home of his son in Kearney. On December 28th he was taken ill and never regained his health. He passed away June 30th at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 4 days.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 3, 1941

Mrs. Nels J. Johnson, ca. 1880-1943
Death Takes Mrs. Nels J. Johnson – Mrs. Nels J. Johnson, 63, died at the family home southwest of Wolbach early Sunday morning. She had been in failing health for the last several months. Mrs. Johnson suffered a stroke about a year ago and had been bedfast since then. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the North Logan church, with burial in the North Logan cemetery. Rev. H. P. Andersen of Wolbach and Rev. Theodore Jensen of Auburn, Ia., will officiate. Surviving are her husband and seven children: Mrs. Anna Swanson, Afton, Ia., Emil and Oscar Johnson, Marseilles, Ill., Adolph, Laramie, Wyo., Lt. Margaret C. Johnson, A. N. C. at Walla Walla, Wash., Cpl. John L. Johnson, Los Angeles; and Pvt. Harold E. Johnson, New York.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, July 29, 1943

Mrs. Olaf Johnson, 1874-1949
Funeral Services for Mrs. Johnson in St. Paul – Cushing – Following an illness of six weeks, due to a stroke, Mrs. Olaf Johnson passed away at the hospital at St. Paul at the age of 75 years 4 months and 25 days. She leaves her aged husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Amos Peterson of Cushing; Mrs. Esther Lodge and Lucile Johnson of Omaha and Mrs. Geo. Kolar of St. Paul, Minnesota; 4 sons, Alfred and Herman of Cushing; Victor of Newton, Missouri and Henry of Scotia. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Christ Lutheran church at St. Paul with burial in the Elwood Cemetery at St. Paul. She was born October 7, 1874 at Malmo, Nebraska.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 10, 1949

Ruth (Kerlin) Johnson, 1893-1943
MRS. L. JOHNSON DIES IN CALIF. – Ruth Kerlin was born in Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 8, 1893. Two years later with her parents she moved to Cushing, where they lived until 1910, when they moved back to Lincoln where she graduated from the State University. On September 16, 1914 she was united in marriage to Lewis C. Johnson of Cushing, where they resided until 1934, when they moved to Omaha, where they lived until 1939. They then moved to Kearney, where they lived until 1941, when they moved to Pacific Grove, Calif., where she passed away. To this union were born two children, Amy Lou Tooker of Pacific Grove and Willis C. Johnson of Berkeley, Calif. Besides the two children she leaves to mourn her death two grandchildren, Robert and Ronald Tooker, her husband, and her father Wm. W. Kerlin of Pacific Grove. She and all the family united with the Methodist church at Cushing in 1930. She was always an active member until recently when her health failed. She passed away April 27, 1943 at the age of 49 years, 7 mos. and 19 days. Her final resting place was El Carmelo cemetery, Pacific Grove, Calif.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 6, 1943

Sophia Johnson, 1828-1915
Another Pioneer at Rest – Mrs. Sophia Johnson was called to her heavenly home at three o’clock p.m. Thursday May 20th, 1915. She died at her home near Cushing, Nebr., at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 11 days. Mrs. Johnson was born in Sweden, August 9th, 1828, was married to Mr. Carl Johnson in 1849 unto which union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters, and came to America in 1883, coming to Howard County, Nebraska where she resided till her death. Her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded her to their eternal home. This leaves one son and 3 daughters to mourn her demise. These are: Frans August Karlson, Johanna Julia Olsted of Howard county, Anna Louise Bensen of Minneapolis, Minn., and Carolina Josephine Linstrom and Wilhelmina Cathrina Shalstren of Sweden. She leaves beside these, 22 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral was conducted from the home by Rev. Sorensen of Cushing and from the Fairdale Swedish M. E. church of which she was a member, by Rev. O. W. ytrombom (sic). The remains rest in the Fairdale church cemetery. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved ones.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 3, 1915

Vern Lee Johnson, 1936-1937
Funeral Services for Johnson Infant – Vern Lee Johnson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson, passed away at their home Saturday morning. Death was due to pneumonia and complications. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock at the home and at two o’clock at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The Pallbearers were: Kenneth Haggstrom, Orville Haggstrom, Harold Johnson and Gerald Oakeson. Delores Oakeson and Anna Mae Vang were flower girls. A quartette, composed of Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobsen and Mr. and Mrs. Einer Pedersen sang two numbers. The service was in charge of Rev. E. A. Pedersen, who also sang a solo at the close of the service. Burial took place at the cemetery connected with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at North Logan. Vern Lee was born on August 3, 1936 and died January 9, 1937 at the age of 5 months 6 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his mother and father and one brother, Edward, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Haggstrom and Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Johnson, and a number of other relatives. Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to those who helped us during the illness and after the death of our beloved son and brother. Especially do we thank Rev. Pedersen for his comforting service, the singers, the pallbearers and those who sent the lovely flowers. Never will your kindness be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Johnson and Edward.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 14, 1937

Elizabeth Ellen (Sower) Johnston, 1864-1948
Funeral Service Held Here Tuesday for Elizabeth E. Johnston – Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 for Mrs. Elizabeth E. Johnston, 83, who passed away January 2 in Minnesota. Rev. A. Clyde Ehert of North Loup officiated. Elizabeth Ellen Johnston, daughter of William and Frena Sower, was born June 25, 1864 and passed quietly to her final rest at 12:30 p.m. January 2, 1948, being eighty three years and six months of age. She was born, reared and schooled in Marrow county Ohio. She was among the early pioneers, moving to Nebraska with her parents in the early 80’s. In 1885 she was united in marriage with Richard H. Johnston of Howard county. To this union were born five sons and five daughters. Mr. Johnston passed away in February 1906, leaving his wife with seven children, the youngest being an infant in arms at that time. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. From then on she kept the farm running and reared her children alone as a most faithful mother. A son Charles preceded her in death in September 1920. Since 1936, Minneapolis, Minnesota has been Mrs. Johnstons’ home. The last five years have been spent with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lantz. In 1942 Mrs. Johnston began a systematic study of the Bible with the Bible instructor, Miss Beason and was baptized into the Seventh Day Adventist faith the same year, uniting her membership with the Auditorium Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she has since been a faithful servant of the Lord. Until the time of her death she loved her Savior and had a very personal faith in him. She leaves to mourn: one brother, Levi Sower of White Bear, Minnesota; one sister, Mary Eppenbaugh of Waterville, Minnesota; three sons, William of Wolbach, Nebraska, George of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Richard also of Minneapolis; three daughters, Eva Lyions of Hastings, Nebraska; Lottie Lantz of Minneapolis; and Edna Rinehart of Waterville, Minnesota; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Mrs. Johnston will be laid to rest beside her husband at Hillside cemetery at Wolbach, Nebraska, where she will await the call of the Life-giver, soon to summons his faithful children home. Hymns sang by the choir were: "My Faith Look Up To Thee", "Abide With Me" and "He Leadeth Me." Pallbearers were: Ed Kolar, Bill Kolar, Frank Kolar, Emmett Wagner, Tommie Lyions and Wm. Lyions.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Richard Harold Johnston 1934-1937
Johnston Lad Dies Suddenly – Funeral services for Richard Harold (Dicky) Johnston, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnston who passed away suddenly at home Saturday, October 9, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. J. S. Rhine conducting the last rites. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. Richard was born June 2, 1934 and was called to his reward Saturday October 9, after an illness of less than one day, passing away at the home of his parents in Howard County. The suddenness of his death came as a blow to his parents and it with sincerity that sympathy is extended the bereaved who also include his grandparents, Pete Lang and Mrs. Elizabeth Jonston (sic) as well as many other relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 14, 1937

B. E. Jolls, 1856-1940
Funeral Services for B. E. Jolls – Funeral services for B. E. Jolls, who for many years conducted a jewelry business at St. Paul and who was well known in Wolbach, were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul and burial was there. Services were conducted by the Masonic order of which he had been a member for more than 50 years. Mr. Jolls passed away Sunday morning at the Masonic home in Plattsmouth. He had been in poor health for the past eight years. Mr. Jolls was born in Persia, N. Y. May 5, 1856. He married Miss Ladomma Yarman in July 1877 and soon afterwards they moved to St. Paul. Two daughters, Mrs. Marion McDonald, deceased, and Mrs. Belle Johnson, Pasadena, Calif., and three sons, Homer B., Grand Island; Drury, deceased and Edward, who died in infancy were born to their marriage. Mrs. Jolls passed away May 28, 1825 (sic). Three years later Mr. Jolls married Janie M. Brown of Bloomington. His son, Drury, married a sister of Dick Grossart of Wolbach. The following five Wolbach men attended the funeral at St. Paul: E. H. Davis, Charles Dollarhide, E. L. Johnson, A. J. Larsen and Gus Haggstrom.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 18, 1940

Evan T. Jones, 1855-1922
PROMINENT MAN PASSES AWAY – E. F. Jones, Lumberman, Dies Very Suddenly at His Home in this City Sunday Morning – A pall was cast over the people of Wolbach Sunday morning when the word went forth that E. F. Jones, owner and manager of the Jones lumber yard at this place for the past 17 years, had suddenly passed away that morning. To his legion of friends it was unbelievable, as many had seen him down town the previous evening, and in meeting his friends he was joking with them in his usual cheerful manner, with no complaint of feeling other than in his usual good health. When the word was passed around many would not believe it until it was repeated to them from other mouths, the writer being among this number. Practically every day during the last week as Mr. Jones was passing by the Messenger office to and from his home to his business place and while the force of men was working on the installation of our new press, he would step to the door and sprang a joke that would make us smile, even during our ill luck, hurry and fatigue. While the writer has been a resident of Wolbach but a short time, Mr. Jones was among the first we met on arriving here. During the short time we have resided here we had occasion to meet him very seldom, but in the meetings he impressed us as being a man of many sterling qualities and a man of more than ordinary business judgment. In fact we had promised Mr. Jones that just as soon as our rush was over we were going to have a good visit with him, as there were many things he could tell us that would be of great benefit to us in time to come. He appealed to us as being a man who studied long before reaching a conclusion, but when that conclusion was reached, it would generally be right. As near as we are able to glean the facts, Mrs. Jones was awakened at about 3:00 o’clock Sunday morning by Mr. Jones telling her he was feeling ill. She immediately called a doctor, who soon had him feeling better and the doctor departed while Mr. and Mrs. Jones again retired. At about 8:00 o’clock, when Mrs. Jones awakened, she noted that Mr. Jones was feeling worse, and again called the doctor, but before he could arrive life was extinct, acute indigestion being the cause of death. Obituary – Evan T. Jones was born in Wisconsin August 23, 1855 and departed this life at his home in Wolbach, Neb. March 12, 1922, and was aged 66 years, 6 months and 19 days at the time of his death. He grew to manhood in the state of Wisconsin and was there united in marriage to Frances Ella Whidden. To this union were born five children. Mr. Jones and family came to Nebraska in 1886, first locating at Fullerton. He later lived in Omaha, Garland, DeWitt and Wolbach, the latter place having been the home of the family for the past 17 years, where Mr. Jones has been a prominent business man, having been engaged in the lumber business for the past 40 years. He leaves to mourn his sudden death his wife and two daughters, Theda Bryan of Mitchell, Neb., and Gwendolyn Timbers of Roggen, Colo., besides two brothers and one sister. Services were held from the home at 9:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday the same being attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends who called to pay their last tribute to a friend and fellowman. Services were in charge of Rev. W. F. Filley of Ewing, Neb., formerly pastor of the local Methodist church. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The remains were accompanied by members of the family to Scottsbluff, Neb., where interment will be made at 10 o’clock a.m. Friday. Card of Thanks – We take this means of thanking the many friends and Eastern Star ladies for all their kindness and sympathy shown us during our bereavement in the death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Ella Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Timbers.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 16 1922

Marius "Mike" Jorgensen, 1864-1926
MIKE JORGENSEN PASSES AWAY – Mike Jorgensen died at his home east of Wolbach of cancer of the throat, Tuesday at 1 p.m. after being in a very serious condition for several days. The cancer had developed rapidly within the past few weeks and affected his throat and lungs. Death came from suffocation due to the cancer cutting off the air supply to the lungs. On Monday morning a tube was connected with his windpipe below the cancer and Mr. Jorgensen was enabled to breathe more comfortably for a time, but the relief was only temporary and prolonged his life only a short time. With the death of Mr. Jorgensen, the community loses one of its early settlers as he came to this community in 1886. Mrs. Jorgensen preceded him in death about nine years, passing to the Great Beyond in February 1917. He is survived by one son, Niles. A daughter, Ora Elizabeth was taken sick and died at sea in 1910 when the Jorgensen family were on their way to Denmark for a visit. The body of the girl was taken on to Denmark for burial. Mr. Jorgenson was a man of splendid character and commanded the love and respect of all who knew him. The funeral will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of the Oddfellow lodge, and burial will be made in Rock Creek cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 9, 1926

OBITUARY – We wish to add the following to our write-up of last week about the late Mr. Jorgensen. Some of the dates mentioned last week were inaccurate and other details are given here that we were unable to get for last week’s paper. Marius Jorgensen was born in Denmark April 23, 1864 and died at his home in Howard County, Nebr., September 7, 1926, aged 62 years, 4 months, and 14 days. He immigrated to America in 1887, and worked in and about Omaha and western Iowa. He was in the employment of the Hoagland Lumber Company of Omaha four years. He came to this community in 1896, and settled on his farm four miles east of Wolbach where he made his home until his death. In January 1896 he was united in marriage to Marie Hansen. To this union a son and a daughter were born, Niles Jorgensen and Ora Elizabeth Jorgensen. When the family was enroute on a visit to Denmark, the daughter died in a hospital in Christiana, Norway April 23, 1911. The body was taken to Denmark for burial. His wife preceded him in death February 13, 1918. Mr. Jorgensen was a member of Wolbach Lodge No. 280, I.O.O.F. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. A. White of Wolbach were held at the home Friday, Sept 10 at 1 p.m. Burial was made at Rock Creek Cemetery. The Oddfellows of Wolbach had charge of their burial service at the grave. The attendance was large and floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 16, 1926

Nora Joyce, ca.1873-1949
Funeral Services for Mrs. Joyce Jan 11 – Funeral services were held in Spalding, Tuesday, January 11 for Mrs. Nora Joyce, 76, who passed away January 8. Mrs. Joyce was the mother of Mrs. John McKenzie and the aunt of Mrs. John Noonan.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 20, 1949

Alice Viola (Cartwright) Junk, 1897-1919
OBITUARY – Alice Viola Cartwright was born June 2nd, 1897 at Corning, Iowa, and died at her home at Dixon, Nebraska, January 21st, 1919. She was married to Floyd Junk May 5th, 1912. To this union were born three children Bernice, age 6 years, Bernard age 4 years, and Beulah age 17 months. She leaves to mourn her death a husband, three children, her mother, five brothers, 3 sisters and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Cartwright home conducted by Rev. Johnson of the M. E. Church. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank the many friends for the kindness during the death and burial of our beloved wife, daughter and sister. Floyd Junk, Mrs. Cartwright and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 30, 1919


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