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Pauline Kalberg, 1868-1948
Mrs. Pauline Kalberg Passed Away May 9 – Mrs. Pauline Kalberg was born in Germany March 28, 1868 and died at St. Paul May 9th at the age of 80 years 1 month and 13 days. She came to America when she was 21 years old. She lived near Sutton for 49 years and then has spent the last 10 years at the home of her daughter in Brayton. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, one son and eleven grand children. Services were held 1:45 at McIntyre funeral home and 2:00 o’clock in the Methodist Church, Rev. Ehert officiated the service.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 20, 1948
Henry Karre, ca.1881-1941
Henry Karre Laid To Rest Tuesday – Funeral services for Henry Karre, about 60, widely known farmer who resided northeast of Scotia and who was accidentally killed at his home Saturday were held Tuesday at Scotia Lutheran church and burial in the Scotia cemetery. Mr. Karre was killed by the accidental discharge of a .22 caliber rifle in the feedlot of his farm home after he and a son, Richard, had returned from a cornfield where they had been husking. The son was engaged in watering a flock of chickens at the chicken house and did not know of the accident until he saw the team walk from the crib. The death of Mr. Karre removes one of Greeley county’s best known and highly respected citizens. He was prominent in farm work, was a member of the board of directors of the Greeley County Farm bureau and was a man of sterling character. He is survived by his widow and four sons, Richard at home, Lewis of North Platte, Horace of near Ericson and Raymond of near Greeley.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 13, 1941
Robert E. Kasal, ca. 1915-1943
Sgt. Robert Kasal Dies In Aleutians – Word was received here last week that Sgt. Robert E. Kasal, 28, died July 27 in the North American area. Sgt. Kasal was a nephew of Miss Charlotte Kasal of Wolbach and a grandson of Mrs. M. Kasal of Ord. Kasal’s parents and wife live in Omaha. A radio operator with a troop carrier division, Kasal was in the Aleutians, had been in Alaska nine months. He was decorated with the air medal for "valiant and heroic service while on flying missions in the Aleutians."
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 12, 1943
Jacob Kaufmann, 1873-1930
Jacob Kaufmann Answers Last Call – Jacob Kaufmann, residing near Midway northwest of Wolbach, died at 7:30 last Sunday morning from cancer of the liver. Mr. Kaufmann had been ailing for several months and several weeks ago, after a medical examination at Rochester, Minn., his case was pronounced incurable. Since that time, Mr. Kaufmann gradually grew worse until the end came. Short funeral services, conducted by Rev. Keller of Scotia, were held at the home Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. after which the remains were taken to Monroe for burial. Services were held at the Monroe Lutheran Church at about 3:00 P.M. Mr. Kaufmann and family resided at Monroe for many years until ten years ago they moved to this vicinity. The deceased was born in Russia, October 31, 1873, and came to America about 27 years ago. He was 56 years, 9 months and 17 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by a wife and six children, Mrs. Lydia Haack of Western, Nebr., Jakob, Fred, Emma, Adam and William. Two children preceded him in death, Mary who passed away seven years ago, and Henry who died about twelve years ago. The deepest sympathy for the bereaved family is extended by their numerous friends and neighbors in this community. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and neighbors for their kindly help and their sympathy at this time. We are especially grateful for the beautiful floral gifts. Mrs. Jacob Kaufmann and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 21, 1930
Marie Kaufmann, 1907-1923
Miss Marie Kaufmann, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Kaufmann, was born in Liverpool, England, when her parents were on the way from Russia to America, on April 15, 1907. At place of birth she was baptized into the faith of her parents in the Lutheran church. She died at her home three miles northwest of Wolbach on February 21, 1923, aged 15 years, 8 months and 6 days. Her death came as a result of appendicitis after an illness of a little more than two weeks. She lived near Monroe, Neb., until three years ago, when she came with her parents to this community, where she lived until the death angel summoned her. She had the reputation of being a good student in school and in every way a girl of exemplary character. As such she will be missed by the teachers and school mates as well as by the family. Besides the parents she leaves to mourn her loss four brothers and two sisters, namely: Lydia, Jacob, Fred, Emma, Adam and Wilhelm. A brother, Henry, preceded her several years ago to the better land. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. R. A. White at 9 o’clock Friday morning, February 23, 1923 after which the remains were taken to Monroe, Neb., for burial. The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 1, 1923
Mary Edna Keep, 1912-1925
DEATH CLAIMS LITTLE EDNA KEEP Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Keep, Charley Keep and Mrs. John Voorhees left last Sunday for Littleton, Colorado, being called there by the death of Edna Keep, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keep of that city. Little Edna was well known in Scotia and community, having attended school here for some time last fall. Death came last Sunday, May 3, after a serious illness of several days with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keep, Charley Keep, and Mrs. John Vorhees arrived with the remains yesterday evening on the passenger. A host of loving friends me the bereaved parents and relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:00 p.m. and interment made in Mount Hope cemetery. An obituary will be given next week.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, May 7, 1925, pg. 1, column 1
Mary Edna Keep was born at Cotesfield, Nebraska, on October 1st, 1912 and after a brief illness fell asleep in Jesus at her home in Littleton, Colorado, May 3rd, 1925, aged 12 years, seven months and three days. When three years of age she moved with her parents to Colorado, in which state they lived until last winter, when with the family, she spent four pleasant months visiting relatives and friends in the Lamartine neighborhood. Mary Edna leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, her brother and sister, her grand-parents (Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Keep of Scotia and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. King of Ft. Morgan, Colorado), her great grandmother (Mrs. Sarah Woodruff, of Belle Plain, Iowa), several uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of loving friends. The golden gates were opened, And heavenly angels smiled, And with their tuneful harp strings, Welcomed the little child. They shouted high and holy, A child hath entered in, And safe from all temptation, A soul is sealed from sin. They lead her through the golden streets, On to the king of kings, And a glory fell upon her, From the rustling of their wings. The Savior smiled upon her, As none on earth had smiled, And Heaven's great glory shone around Our dear departed child. On earth they missed the dear one, They sighed and wept and sighed, And wondered if another such, As theirs had ever died. Oh had they seen through those high gates, The welcome to her given, They never would have wished their child, Back from her home in Heaven.
On arrival from Colorado, the body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Voorhees, uncle and aunt of the deceased, where it remained until the day of the funeral, Thursday, May 7th, 1925. At 1:00 p.m. a brief service was held in the home, after which, the funeral cortege proceeded to the Scotia Methodist Church where the services were continued under the direction of the Pastor. Rev. Jesse A. Monkman, assisted by Rev. S. M. Dillow, Pastor of the Salem Evangelical Church of Fish Creek. A very large assemblage of sympathizing relatives and friends found their way to the house of God on this occasion. A mixed quartette from Lamartine sang two favorite hymns, and Mrs. Belle Parker of Cotesfield, a near friend of the bereaved family, sang the solo, “Death Is Only A Dream”. Six younger girls acted as escort throughout the ceremonies. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery, of Scotia. The deepest sympathy is everywhere expressed for the bereaved family and sorrowing relatives.
CARD OF THANKS We take this means of expressing our sincere thanks for the many words of sympathy and acts of kindness extended to us during our recent bereavement. Also for the splendid music and the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keep and relatives.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, May 14, 1925, pg. 1, column 5
Addison G. Kelley 18 Apr 1833-21 Jul 1907
Death of an Old Settler
Addison G. Kelley died at 11:13a.m. Sunday, July 21, 1907, at his home in this city of cancer of the stomach, after an immediate illness of several months. He had been a sufferer from this dread disease for a number of years, but it is only quite recently that his condition became critical, and despite the skillful attention of physicians and the best of nursing by his loved ones he passed peacefully away at the hour named above.
Deceased was born in Saulsbury (sic), New York, April 18, 1833. Moving to Juneau county, Wisconsin, he on August 9, 1855, was married to Zelma Hathaway, who survives him. To them was born six children--two only are living: Mrs. Arabella Crumrine and Charles E. Kelley, and he leaves eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In 1860, Mr. and Mrs. Kelley moved to Iowa and in 1884 they came to Nebraska and Greeley county, settling on a farm a mile and a half northwest of town, where they resided until two years ago, when he sold the farm and moved into town.
The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Church, Rev. E. A. Smith officiating, and was largely attended by friends of the family and the early settlers of the county, and the body was laid to rest in the Swedish cemetery.
Source: Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, 26 Jul 1907, pg 5.
Card of Thanks. We take this method of returning our heartfelt thanks to all those friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and burial of our beloved husband and father,
Mrs. Zelma Kelley
Mrs. Arabella Crumrine
Charles E. Kelley
Note: Addison G. Kelley was my gggrandfather. If you are connected to this family, please contact me.
Submitted by Shirley Gillespie Moore
Byron M. Kelley 1855-1927
B. M. KELLEY DIES EARLY THIS MORNING Byron M. Kelley, who is well known in Scotia, passed away early this morning at the Stichler home in Scotia. Mr. Kelley had practically made his home in Scotia for the past thirty years or so and his death will be keenly regretted by his many friends here. As the Register goes to press, the funeral arrangements are not known.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, April 14, 1927, pg. 1, column 5
BYRON M. KELLEY Byron M. Kelley was born in Illinois, September 7th, 1855, and died in Scotia, Nebraska, April 14th 1927, aged 71 years, 7 months and seven days. Mr. Kelley had made his home in Scotia more or less of the time for the past 35 years. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Mrs. Maud Woodmousy and Mrs. Rose Aldrich, also four nieces. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church last Friday morning and interment was made in the Mount Hope cemetery.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, April 21, 1927, pg. 1, column 2
Mary E. Kelly, ca.1891-1921
Mrs. Logan Kelly Dies At Home Near Wauneta – Mrs. Mary E. Kelly, wife of Logan Kelly, died at the family home near Wauneta, in Chase County, last Thursday. Death was due to asthma. The body was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Batt O’Connell, one mile north of Brayton, last Friday night. The funeral was held at O’Connor Sunday. The pallbearers were John McGowen, Bernard Cooney, John Gibbons, John Foster, Patrick Byrne and James Reilly. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. Kelly was born near Brayton thirty years ago. She taught school at Brayton and afterward went to the western part of the state to teach. It was there she met her future husband. They were married at O’Connor five years ago. Besides the husband she leaves two small children, a little son 3 years old and a baby about 3 months old. Mrs. Kelly was well known in this vicinity. She had endeared herself to all. The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 17, 1921.
Orin William Kilbourn, 1905-1915
Kilbourn – Orin William Kilbourn was born at Maysville, Missouri on the 4th day of December 1905 and died June 11th, 1915. He was the fourth of the family of six children, having been preceded to the house of many mansions by a baby brother whom he had never seen, yet he was often wishing that he might have seen baby Otto. And who may say that the father has not seen fit to grant his wish, and now they doubtless follow flower strewn paths in elysian fields together. There remains to mourn their loss with aching hearts, his father and mother, Oscar, Effie, Howard and baby Mildred not yet old enough to know her loss. "O! laddie o’ mind ye’ve fled sea far across the field and moor, I wonder if I shall find ye lad when I reach the further shore, For my hearts sure pained at the loss o’ ye, while I wait in this hinter land. And I’m longing again your smile to see and to hold your little hand, For the smile o’ your face was sweet to me, and your eyes were a lovely blue, O! I loved ye laddie ‘cause you were mine and ‘cause your heart was true, But I must tarry behind, my lad, and live the long years through ‘Till father shall call me to follow, lad, then I’ll surely search for you." CARD OF THANKS -- We do not wish to make this a formal card of thanks, for there has been no formality in all the kindness and thoughtfulness shown us these hours of our bitter sorrow, but we wish to from the debt of our hearts to express our deep gratitude for all the tears that you mingled with ours, for all the tender words you said, for all the hand clasps that meant so much, for all the generous gifts of flowers and other tokens of your kindly thoughts of us, all tokens to us of the kindly tender generosity of your own hearts. Mr. and Mrs. Kilbourn and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 17, 1915
Fatal Accident (Accidentally omitted last week) – While enjoying a few days holiday on the farm belong to T. C. Sutton last week, Orin William Kilbourn, 10 years of age, met with an accident on last Friday which resulted in his death. Orin was riding on the rear supports of the frame work of a hay sweep, driven by one of the Sutton boys when in some manner the prongs of the sweep dug into the ground raising the rear of the implement high in the air. As quickly as possible the young lad driving the sweep backed his team in order to disengage the prongs from the earth and it is supposed that Orin became frightened and lost his hold on the sweep and fell to the ground. The team continued to back swiftly and the heavy sweep and the big wheel striking the boy a blow on the head with such force as to cause his death in a few hours. The fatal accident happened about nine o’clock in the forenoon, and two hours later the young life slipped away.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 24, 1915
Michael Joseph Killeen, 1877-1939
Mike Killeen is Called to Reward – This community was grieved to learn of the sudden passing of Mike J. Killeen, 61, at the hospital in Hastings, at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Febr. 14. Mike, although his health had been failing rapidly the past few years, was a familiar figure on the streets of Wolbach as even during the last few weeks he had enjoyed visiting in the stores. Besides his wife, four daughters and a son survive. Funeral arrangements were still incomplete as we go to press.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 16, 1939
M. J. Killeen Is Laid to Final Rest – With the Rev. Fr. Michael Szczesny celebrating the high mass, and the choir of the O’Connor church singing the mass, friends and relatives of this community paid their last respects to the memory of M. J. Killeen at the St. Joseph’s Catholic church here Saturday morning. Interment was made in the O’Connor Catholic cemetery. Pall bearers were Thomas Silk, John Noonan, George Brannen, Charles Murphy, Pat Steenson and L. J. Warren. Michael Joseph Killeen was born at Nevada, Illinois, February 20, 1877. It was there that he was baptized in the Catholic faith. He came to Nebraska with his parents at the age of nine years and lived on a farm west of Wolbach. February 21, 1905 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Ralph, and to this union five children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Killeen settled on his farm in Fairdale where they resided until two years ago. Due to ill health and suffering from high blood pressure and a kidney ailment, Mr. Killeen retired from the farm to take up residence in this community. February 2 he entered the hospital at Hastings for treatment but his condition was so advanced that he was unable to recuperate and passed away following a stroke February 14, 1939, at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Those left to mourn his death are his wife, one son Gerald of Wolbach, four daughters, Mrs. T. H. Henningsen, Mrs. Roy Nealon, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Oren McIntyre of Wolbach and Peggy Jean at home. Three grandchildren, Dorothy Nealon, Mickey McIntyre and Donnie Henningsen, four sisters, Mary Killeen of Omaha, Mrs. John Connors of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Ella Fitzpatrick of Greeley and Mrs. John Smith of Greeley, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive. During his more active years, and while on the farm, Mr. Killeen was honest in his efforts toward fostering community progress and spirit and took a great interest in this endeavor. Mr. Killeen was president of the Farmers Cooperative Creamery board of directors and was a stockholder and director more than twenty years. While a resident of the Fairdale community Mr. Killeen was active in promoting better roads. "Mike" will be missed from a community where he was known by young and old, and where he had made a host of friends and acquaintances. The Messenger joins the community in extending most heartfelt sympathy to a bereft family. Among those who attended the funeral services for M. J. Killeen here Saturday morning were: Dr. and Mrs. Glassmaker and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Semper of Spalding, Miss Mary Killeen and Peggy Fitzpatrick of Omaha, Mrs. Ed Callahan and Edward and Mary of St. Paul.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 23, 1939
Merve E. Killenger [Killinger?], 1881-1918 (extremely poor copy)
M. E. Killenger – Merve E. Killenger was born February 16th, 1881 and died at his home near Wolbach, Neb., Monday, December 30, 1918. He was married to Miss Emma [illegible]. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl. One boy preceded his father to the Great Beyond. He leaves to mourn the loss, his wife and children, his father, five brothers, two sisters and a host of friends. Brief services were held at the grave by Rev. J. M. Johnson of the M. E. Church, Wednesday, January 1st, 1919. Influenza being the cause of his death no other services were held and he was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 2, 1919
Emma Rosa (Hoffman) Killinger, 1878-1944
Funeral Services For Mrs. Killinger – Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock for Mrs. Emma Killinger. The last rites were conducted from the Joe Steensen home to the Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. C. B. Harmon officiated. Mrs. Killinger died Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock at the home of her son, Earl Killinger. She had [apparently end of article]
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 23, 1944
Obituary – Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of last week at the Trinity Lutheran church for Mrs. Emma Killinger. Rev. W. J. Primrose conducted the last rites. Emma Rosa Hoffman was born October 31, 1878 at Macedonia, Ia., and died March 19 at her home in Wolbach at the age of 66 years. She had been ill for the last 6 ½ months. On May 18, 1898, she was united in marriage to Mervin E. Killinger. To this union one daughter and five sons were born. They are Mrs. Edna Killinger of Mt. Ayr, Ia., Elmer of Hastings, Ray of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Earl and Woodrow of Wolbach, Merle, who preceded her in death in 1911. Her husband died December 30, 1918. Surviving, besides the five children, are a twin sister, Mrs. Tom Silk of Wolbach, another sister, Mrs. Louise Fox of Middleton, Ia., one brother, Willie Hoffman, of Griswold, Ia., and twelve grandchildren. Mrs. Killinger was a member of the Lutheran church in Iowa and came to Nebraska 39 years ago. Flower bearers at the last rites were Mrs. Wilma Greek, Mrs. Ramona Morris, Mrs. Mina Glenn, Mrs. Mona Neumann, Mrs. Lucille Zimerle and Mrs. Minnie Berney. Pallbearers were John Berney, Earl Glenn, Gus Rother, Bill Allen, Scott Barr and Archie Nelson. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. Out-of-town relatives and friends here for the last rites included Mrs. Louise Fox of Middleton, Ia., Eva Fox and Everett Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Perlenfein of Mt. Ayr, Ia., Elmer Killinger of Hastings, Mrs. and Mrs. John Zimmerle of Fullerton, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Neumann of Fullerton, Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerle, Jr., of St. Edward.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 30, 1944
Leila Marie (Fredricksen) Killinger, 1904-1944
Mrs. Killinger Dies At St. Cloud, Minn. – Funeral services were held last week at the Lutheran church in Wolbach for Mrs. Ray Killinger, 39, who died unexpectedly February 10 at St. Cloud, Minn. She had been ill for three weeks. Rev. W. J. Primrose conducted the last rites. Burial was in the Wolbach cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Steinwart, Wm. Kolar, Clifford Jensen, Harold Rother, Albert Christensen and Louis Hansen. Flower bearers were Mildred Steinwart, Mona Jean Mabon, Joan and Jean Borre, Eva Belle Hansen, Fern Silk and Lavonne Silk. Leila Marie Fredricksen was born August 6, 1904, at Panama, Neb. On August 17, 1926, she was married to Ray Killinger at St. Paul, Neb. They lived on a farm east of Wolbach for 13 years, and in 1939 moved to Sauk Rapids, Minn. Mrs. Killinger was a member of the Lutheran church. Surviving, besides her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fredricksen, of Giltner, two sisters, Leola, at home and Mrs. Stella Hansen of Cushing, four brothers, Guy of California, Dale of Omaha, Sgt. Alvin of Little Rock, Ark., and Ellis, at home.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1944
Dorothy Lovine King, 1912-1926
DOROTHY KING PASSES AWAY CHRISTMAS DAY The many friends of the Wm. King family were deeply grieved to hear of the death of their daughter Dorothy Lovine which occurred in Scotia on Christmas Day. Her death was caused by Encephalitis Lethargica, or more commonly known as “sleepy sickness.” Dr. Miller was called Friday morning and the girl who was unconscious at that time failed to again recover consciousness. Death came at 4:30 Christmas Day. Dorothy Lovine King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. King, was born at Scotia, November 10, 1912 and passed from this life last Saturday afternoon at the age of fourteen year, one month and fifteen days. The family moved here from Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, a week ago last Friday. Where Dorothy was an active worker in the Methodist Church and Sunday School. When her mother was not able to teach her Sunday school class, she [was] always willing to do her best with it during her mother's absence. She was loved by all who knew her and was a willing worker where ever help was needed. She was baptized and taken into the church a little more than three weeks age. She leaves besides her father and mother, two brothers, Elery and Victor. Her sister Audrey May preceded her in death a year ago last September. Death has entered in our circle, Safety came – the Angels wing Wrapped her in his snowy mantle, Now in Heavenly Choir's she sings. All earths sorrows now are over And she waits for us afar For she whispered as she entered “Leave the Pearly Gates ajar.” CARD OF THANKS We take this means of thanking and showing our appreciation to our many friends and neighbors who assisted at the recent illness and death of our daughter Dorothy. Also for the food brought in and the beautiful floral offerings. This kindness will always be remembered. Mr. and Mrs. Will King and family, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Clapp and family, Mr. I. S. King and family.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, December 30, 1926, pg. 1, column 6
Gordon King 1824-1926
OBITUARY Called to Home Gordon King was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter King on February 2, 1924 and died July 18, 1926, at 4 p.m., aged 2 years, 5 months and 16 days. While here upon earth he gladdened the hearts of his parents and was the little playmate of his brother, Gerald. God has called him to be an angel and he is now happy in that Heavenly realm with his other little brother Duane, whom God called when only ten months old. The deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. King by all their friends and relatives and may their hearts be gladdened by the thought that little Gordon is safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Horace Baptist Church, Monday at 2:30 p.m. He was laid to rest in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Scotia beside his brother, Duane. He leaves to mourn his going, his father and mother, a brother and many relatives and friends.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, July 22, 1926, pg. 1, column 4
Alton L Kinney, 1860-1927
Old Resident Answers Last Call – Alton L. Kinney passed away at his home in Wolbach last Saturday noon after an extended illness. Mr. Kinney was one of the first settlers in this part of Nebraska, homesteading on a farm in Nance county over 46 years ago. For the past 25 years he has resided in Wolbach. Mr. Kinney was well known and high respected in this community. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church, and a large number of friends were present to pay their last regards to the deceased. Mr. Kinney was active in lodge work and will be greatly missed in the various fraternities in which he held membership, as well as by his many personal friends. Rev. R. A. White preached the funeral sermon, Rev. Braymen reading the scripture lessons and leading in prayer. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The Odd Fellows of Wolbach attended in a body and rendered their burial service at the grave. OBITUARY – Alton L. Kinney was born in Vandalia, Cass County, Michigan, May 7, 1860, and died at his home in Wolbach, Nebraska, December 10, 1927, aged 67 years, 7 months and 3 days. He came to Nebraska in 1881 and located on a homestead in Nance county. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. DeBord in Nance county, January 10, 1884. To this union eleven children were born, of whom two died in infancy. The wife and mother of the family died in the Ord hospital May 19, 1926. The nine children remaining to cherish the memory of a loving father are Mrs. Ede Bilyeu, Albion, Nebr., Mrs. Inez Trosper, Spalding, Nebr., Roy, Grand Island, Nebr., Mrs. Edna Johnston, Mrs. Anna Anderson, Mrs. Mabel Wagner, Lloyd, Archie and George of Wolbach, Nebr. He is also survived by one sister and two brothers, Mrs. May Halpin, Belgrade, Nebraska, Frank of Spencer, Nebr., and Charles of Denver, Colorado; and by sixteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. In March 1893 he moved into the house in Wolbach, that has been the home of the family ever since, and where seven of the children were born. He was a member of the Odd Fellow lodge, and a charter member of the Rebecca and Modern Woodman lodges, maintaining his membership and serving official positions. CARD OF THANKS – As it is almost impossible to reach each one personally we wish to take this means of expressing our sincere thanks to all who in any way showed their interest and sympathy in our affliction, in the sickness and death of our dear father, Alton L. Kinney. We were greatly comforted by the help, and regard shown by the different lodges and the churches, and all the neighbors and friends. Also we are deeply grateful for and comforted by the message of all floral offerings. The Children and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Halpin.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 15, 1927
Arvis Dolph Kinney, 1848-1921
OBITUARY – Arvis Dolph Kinney was born in Iona County, Michigan, October 9, 1848, and died at his home in Nance county, Nebraska, 12 miles northeast of Wolbach, May 21, 1921, aged 72 years, 7 months, 12 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Quay in Cass county, Michigan, January 30, 1876. In 1878 he emigrated to Nebraska and homesteaded in the western part of Nance county where he lived until called away by death. He leaves to mourn the loss two sons, Anson and John Kinney and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Berney of Grand Island. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Emma Decker of Boise City, Idaho, and one half sister, Mrs. Maryett Kinney. He leaves 8 grand children, 7 girls and 1 boy. His wife preceded him to the great beyond June 19, 1903. Funeral services were held at the home Monday, May 23, conducted by Rev. R. A. White of Wolbach, after which the remains were laid to rest in Enfield cemetery. Mr. Kinney, having lived more than forty years in this locality is well and favorably known to most of the people, particularly to the old settlers. He leaves a large number of friends whose sympathy go out toward the surviving relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 26, 1921
Dorothea Ione Kinney, 1941-1941
BABY IS BURIED – Mr. and Mrs. George Kinney, formerly of the Wolbach community, mourn the death of an infant daughter, Dorothea Ione, born Friday and passed away Sunday afternoon at a Grand Island hospital. Rites conducted by Rev. E. C. Ford, pastor of the First Congregational church, were held Monday afternoon with burial in the Grand Island cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 30, 1941
Mrs. George Kinney, 1948
Mrs. George Kinney Succumbs In San Diego – Mrs. Gus Wagner received word of the death of a sister-in-law, Mrs. George Kinney of San Diego, Calif., who passed away Wednesday. Mrs. Kinney who had been in ill health for some time, became seriously ill six weeks before her death. Funeral services were held there on Friday. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, five children, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kirschke of San Diego and one sister. Mrs. Kinney is also a sister-in-law of Mrs. William Johnston.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 8, 1948
John Kinney, 1885-1942
John Kinney Buried at Grass Range, Mont. -- John Kinney, a well known former citizen of this community died in a Lewiston hospital Wednesday morning, April 8, 1942 at the age of 56 years. He was the son of Arvis Kinney, born August 26, 1885 on what is known as the old homestead, and lived until the winter of 1926, when he went to Julesburg, Colo., later moving to Great Falls, Mont. Then he moved to Grass Ridge, Mont. where he resided until his death. He was united in marriage to Rose Earl, February 23, 1907 at Loup City, Neb. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Rose Kinney, and five daughters, Mrs. Martin Roame of Brooke, Mont., Mabel Kinney, Grass Range, Mont., Mrs. George Roame of Lewiston, Mont., Mrs. Bill Smith of Portland Ore., and Fern who is attending high school in Lewiston, and one brother Anson Kinney of Burwell; one sister, Mrs. J. N. Berney of Wolbach. Funeral rites were carried out on Sunday afternoon, April 12 in the Lutheran church with Rev. J. Enderson officiating. He was laid to rest in the city cemetery at Grass Range, Mont.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 7, 1942
Mary Etta (Cleavland, [probably should be Cleveland]) Kinney, 1834-1926
MRS. KINNEY DIES AT THE AGE OF 91 -- Mrs. Aaron J. Kinney, mother of A. L. Kinney of this place died last Monday at her home with her daughter in Belgrade at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 20 days. The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Wolbach Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Rev. E. C. Moore officiated. Mrs. Kinney (Mary Etta Cleavland) (sic) was born December 12, 1834 at Diana, Jefferson county, New York. At the age of ten she came to Iona, Mich., with her parents. She was married January 10, 1856 to Aaron J. Kinney and they came to South Branch Nance county, Nebraska in 1881 where they resided until the death of her husband April 2, 1896, when she moved to Cedar Rapids and lived there until May 19, 1920, when she came to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Halpin, at Belgrade. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kinney, one, Laura, died in infancy in 1857. Mrs. Edie D. Smith died in 1898 at the age of 36. Surviving her are Alton L. Kinney of Wolbach, Frank E. Kinney of Spencer, Nebraska, May L. Halpin of Belgrade, and Charles E. Kinney of Wray, Colorado. One sister, Miss Emma Decker of Kooskia, Idaho, 34 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends survive her. She became a follower of Christ when a child about twelve years old and maintained her faith to the end. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our neighbor and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved mother. And especially do we want to thank the Woodmen, the Odd-fellows and others for the beautiful flowers given. Alton L. Kinney, Frank E. Kinney, Mrs. May L. Halpin, Charles E. Kinney.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 4, 1926
Michael Kinney, 1856-1934
Death Comes For Mike Kinney – "Mike" Kinney, 77, highly esteemed by all who knew him, passed away Saturday afternoon following a brief illness at the Wolbach hotel where he has lived for many years. Mr. Kinney had been in his usual health until a few days before his death. Although he made no complaint Mr. and Mrs. Cook at the hotel knew he was not well and gave him every attention in their power. Saturday a nurse, Miss Nellie Sample was called but the end came peacefully a few hours later. The remains were taken Saturday evening in the McIntyre ambulance to the home of his niece, Mrs. Rose Wonders at Greeley. Monday morning the body was brought to St. Josephs Catholic church here where funeral services conducted by Father Maron of Scotia, were largely attended. He was laid to rest beside his parents in the cemetery at O’Connor. OBITUARY – Michael Kinney was born at Albany, New York, August 4, 1856. The family moved to Illinois and later to Seward County, Nebraska. In 1881 he came with his parents to Greeley county and settled in Spring Creek Precinct. He remained on the farm until after the death of his father and mother when he moved to Wolbach where he was a rural mail carrier on Route 1 for seventeen years. He was pensioned and retired from the service about eleven years ago. Mr. Kinney endeared himself to everyone, especially the patrons of his route by his loyal devotion to his service and his ever ready willingness to render any kindness, great or small. Although a helpless cripple, for yeas no weather was too severe for him to make the trip daily with his team and buggy. He was a great reader and while he read much of the modern literature he especially enjoyed the old authors, Dickens, Scott and Conan Doyle. He greatly appreciated little acts of kindness done for him and always had a pleasant word for those to whom or of whom he spoke. Two years ago he fell sustaining a fracture of the hip and was confined to the General hospital in Grand Island for eight months. He recovered from the accident to such an extent that he was brought to his home in the hotel here, again last April, since which time he has been confined entirely to his wheel chair. Besides his parents, two brothers, Patrick and James have preceded him in death. The surviving relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Rose Wonders of Greeley and Mrs. Kate Petersen of Hayden Falls, Idaho, also four nephews, Joe Kinney of Fullerton and James, George and Cornelius Kinney living elsewhere. Pall bearers were Tom Foster, George McGowen and Walter Douthit Sr. of Greeley, Andrew Klein, William Messner and Fred Elliott of Wolbach. Card of Thanks – For the many manifestations of kindness shown our uncle, the late Michael Kinney during the past years and for the many expressions of sympathy and help given at the time of his death, we desire to express our sincere appreciation to all the friends. Mrs. Rose Wonders and family, Joe Kinney and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 26, 1934
Sarah Elizabeth (DeBord) Kinney, 1864-1926
Mrs. A. L. Kinney Dies At Ord – Mrs. A. L. Kinney, who suffered a severe stroke while at Ord with the Wolbach Rebekah delegation on Tuesday, May 11, died at the hospital in Ord yesterday morning after suffering for eight days. The body was brought back to Wolbach yesterday afternoon and the funeral will probably be Friday afternoon. Mrs. Kinney’s death is a severe shock not only to her immediate relatives, but also to her numerous friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 20, 1926
MRS KINNEY LAID TO REST – The funeral of Mrs. A. L. Kinney was held at the Methodist church last Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with a very large crowd in attendance. Rev. Moore preached the sermon. The ritual of the Rebekah lodge was followed at the church and their service also used at the grave. Most beautiful floral offerings were brought in honor of the departed. Interment was made at Hillside cemetery. Besides the relatives in this immediate vicinity, the following from out of town were present: Mrs. C. A. Hagadorn, a sister from Bentonville, Arkansas; George DeBord, a brother from Kearney, John DeBord and family from Palmer; Mr. and Mrs. Lee DeBord of Greeley; Mr and Mrs. John Bilyeu and son from Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Trosper of Spalding; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinney of Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kinney; and the John Halpin and Frank Halpin families of Belgrade; Mrs. Clarence Gully and Mr. Marion Hiett of Willow Lake, South Dakota. OBITUARY -- Sarah Elizabeth DeBord was born in Laurel County, Kentucky, Aug. 1, 1864 and died in Ord, Nebraska, May 19, 1926, aged 61 years, 9 months and 18 days. At the age of 18 years she came to Nebraska, where she was married to Alton L. Kinney, in Nance county, January 10, 1884. To this family were born eleven children, of whom the eldest died in infancy, and another in early childhood, and of whom nine remain to cherish the memory of a devoted and Christian mother. They are Mrs. Edith Bilyeu, Albion; Mrs. Inez Trosper, Spalding; Roy, Grand Island; and Mrs. Edna Johnston, Mrs. Anna Anderson, Mrs. Mable Wagner, Lloyd, Archie and George of Wolbach. In March 1893 she moved with the family into the house in Wolbach that has ever since been the home and where seven of the children were born. It was in childhood that Mrs. Kinney united with the church. When she came to Wolbach her membership was brought to the Methodist church of that place, and she continued a faithful and useful member all her life. She maintained a lively interest in the affairs of the church. The last Sabbath of her life in Wolbach she was in her usual place in the congregation. She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbor and Rebekah lodges in Wolbach, maintaining her membership, and serving in official positions. On the day that she was stricken with her last illness, she was elected and installed as president of District No. 37 of the Rebekah lodge. Always ready to watch by the couch of suffering, no one ever appealed to her for help in vain. Besides the children mentioned above, she is survived by her husband, Alton L. Kinney, Wolbach; by a half-brother, Garrett Caudel, Sterling, Colo.; four brothers, George DeBord, Kearney; John DeBord, Palmer, Lee DeBord, Greeley; and James DeBord, Gillette, Wyoming; two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Hagadorn, Bentonville, Ark, and Mrs. Fanny Heitt, Sand Springs, Montana; by fifteen grand children and a host of other relatives and friends. With all these the whole community joins in sympathy for their sorrow, but with the comfort and assurance of the Christian hope. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to take this means of expressing our deep and heartfelt gratitude to all who in any way showed their interest and sympathy in our affliction in the sickness and death of Mrs. A. L. Kinney. We were greatly comforted by the help and the regard shown by the different lodges, by the Ladies Aid Society and the Church and all neighbors and friends. Also we are deeply grateful for and comforted by the message of all the floral offerings. Mr. A. L. Kinney, brothers, sisters, and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 27, 1926
William Joseph Kinney, 1895-1919
OBITUARY -- William Joseph Kinney, only son of William J. Kinney, living 7 miles south east of O’Connor died Monday, March 24th, as a result of appendicitis. Mr. Kinney was born January 4th, 1895, and at the time of his death was twenty four years two months and twenty days old. He had not been sick long but his case was a severe one and though all possible was given him he was unable to withstand the ravages of the disease and as a result death claimed him. Funeral services were held at ten o’clock Wednesday in the Church of the Visitation at O’Connor with burial in the cemetery at that place. Greeley Leader Independent.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 3, 1919
James Orlando Kintz – 1844-1937
Pioneer Plainsman Succumbs Thursday – Brief funeral services were conducted from the Mrs. Edith Bradley home Friday afternoon, by the Rev. G. M. Bing, pastor of the Methodist church, with interment made in the Greeley cemetery. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered to pay tribute to this aged and honored citizen, who in the early settlement of the west played an important role as a freighter and a pony stage coach driver. James Orlando Kintz was born in Berwick, Seneca County, Ohio February 22nd, 1844, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith Bradley, Nov. 4, 1937, at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 8 days. He came west about 1861, and freighted the plains with a Mr. Richards, who had a large wagon train, consisting of forty nine wagons. Several trips were made from Iowa to Salt Lake City, Denver and Blackhawk City, Colorado were the usual destinations. He was also a driver on the pony stage coach, carrying both mail and passengers. In young manhood, he was married to Albina Stutley, at Belvue (sic) Nebraska. Three children were born: Mary, who died while a small child; Edith Bradley, of Wolbach, and Leo Kintz, of San Francisco, California. From his young manhood Mr. Kintz was a member of the Christian Church. Coming in 1872 to Marquette, Nebraska, they homesteaded there, and later moved to Greeley county, where they spent most of their lives. Mrs. Kintz preceded her husband to the better land September 2, 1927.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 11, 1937
Amelia Kathrine "Molly" Klein, 1901-1924
Death Calls Another – Amelia Kathrine Klein, popularly known as Molly Klein who passed away at her home east of town at two o’clock last Monday morning after being seriously ill for about three weeks. She had not been in very robust health for several months, being afflicted with tuberculosis. Everything possible was done and the help of neighbors and friends lightened the burden of grief for the stricken family but the hand of death could not be stayed. The funeral services were held at the house at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon followed by a service at the Methodist church, Rev. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Obituary – Amelia Kathrine (Molly) Klein was born near Wolbach, Nebraska, March 10, 1901. She continued living in the same community, receiving her education in the Wolbach school. She passed away at home April 14, 1924, aged 23 years, 1 month, and 4 days. She was preceded in death by her father, who passed away April 9, 1909, by a brother in October the same year, and a sister two years later. She is survived by her mother, three brothers, Sam of Grand Island, Leo and Fred of Wolbach, and three sisters, Mrs. Matilda Fritz, of Cottier, Wyoming, and Clara and Edith of Wolbach. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who helped us during the sickness and death of our daughter and sister and especially want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Jackson, Mrs. Cartwright, Mrs. Inez McIntyre and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wight and the members of the Royal Neighbors who helped us and sent the beautiful flowers. Mrs. Katherine Klein and Children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 17, 1924
Andrew Klein, 1858-1938
Last rites Held for Andrew Klein – Succumbs Thursday Following Illness with a Cold; Moved Near Here in 1896, To Wolbach in 1922 – A great number of friends and relatives paid their respects in the memory of Andrew Klein, 79, at the services held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home and 3:45 in the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. E. N. Haugse conducting the last rites. Mr. Klein’s death followed an illness beginning with a severe cold. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery. Andrew Klein, son of John Klein and Katherina Redinger Klein was born December 19, 1858 in Roherbach, South Prussia. He departed to his reward Thursday, October 6, 1938, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 17 days. He came to America with his parents when he was 17 years of age and settled on a farm near Sutton, Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Katherina Peter at the home of her parents in Fillmore county on November 11, 1884. Until February 23, 1896, they resided on a farm northwest of Sutton, at which time they moved to a farm north east of Wolbach. Here they lived for 16 years. They moved to Wolbach on October 4, 1922, where they have since lived. During his residence in the community Mr. Klein was employed by Tracy Frost as a clerk and became acquainted with even more people than he had before, and his friends and acquaintances became legion. He was baptized and confirmed in the Reformed Church when a child. After moving near Wolbach, he became a member of the German Congregational church in that community and always lived a Christian life. Mr and Mrs. Klein observed their golden Wedding anniversary November 11, 1934. He was preceded in death by one son, who died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Trautman. He is survived by his widow and five children, three sons, William, Hugo and Fred and two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Berney and Mrs. Elsa Wagner, all of this community. There are 26 grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Fred Zimmerle of Lincoln, and two brothers, Henry and Jacob Klein of Sutton, Nebraska. A host of other relatives and friends mourn his passing. The Messenger joins the community in extending heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 13, 1938
Andrew A. Klein, 1865-1942
Funeral Services for Andrew Klein Held Here Sunday – Hundreds Pay Their Final Respects to the Memory of Early Pioneer Resident – The funeral of Andrew Klein, one of the early settlers of this community, who was fatally burned while burning weeds at his home a week ago Tuesday, was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with Dr. C. B. Harman officiating. Burial was in the family plot in Hillside cemetery under direction of McIntyre’s. Hundreds of friends and relatives of this fine old gentleman paid their final respects to him at the services, filling the church to overflowing. Mr. Klein lived about 30 hours after the frightful accident which claimed his life at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday night at a Grand Island hospital. His untimely death takes a beloved husband and father and a very good citizen from the community. He will be missed by all.
Obituary - Andrew A. Klein was born in Rohrbach, Russia, Nov. 11, 1865, and passed away at Grand Island, Neb., April 22, 1942, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 11 days. As a babe he was baptized in Russia. When he was 11 years old he came to this country with his father and two sisters. On July 11, 1889, he was united in marriage to Freda Ricka Boeck at Rockland, Colo. To this union nine children were born. The family resided on a homestead near Rockland for a year, and then in 1890 they bought their home nine miles northeast of Wolbach, on which they moved and where he had since lived. Besides his wife he leaves eight children, namely: Edward Klein of Sutton, Mrs. Emma Glines of Alliance, Mrs. Anna Slattery, Mrs. Minnie Glines, Mrs. Rosera Allen, Mrs. Dora Lantz, all of Wolbach; Herman and Albert Klein of Detroit, Mich., half brother, John Klein of Sutton, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces and many other relatives. A son, William, preceded him in death in 1931. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Klein, Henry Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ackerman, all of Sutton; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klein and Peggy of Detroit, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. Aphon Meaves of Fairbury; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Splinter, Mrs. Wm. Splinter, Mr. and Mrs. August Splinter, of North Platte; Mr. and Mrs. John Fuehrer of Fullerton; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fuehrer, Henry Fuehrer, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fuehrer and family of Belgrade; Mrs. Ed Glines of Alliance; Mrs. R. S. Almond and son Edwin of Parker, South Dakota. Pallbearers were Archie Nelson, Carl Switzer, Howard Teilmann, Herman Johnson, Fritz Wagner and Emil Pedersen. Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Oakley, Gus Holm, Ernest Rother, Tony Henggler, John Berney and W. H. Bissell. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our thanks to all our kind neighbors and friends, and all who assisted at the time of the accident and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. A. A. Klein and Children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 30, 1942
Bernice Eleanor Klein, 1910-1930
Bernice Klein Passes Away at Fremont – While on a visit at the home her sister, Mrs. Roy Loftus, at Fremont, Miss Berniece (sic) Klein of this place died last Sunday morning at five o’clock after an illness of a little over a day. The deceased is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klein who reside north east of Wolbach. Miss Klein had gone to Fremont on New Years day for a visit with her sister. She took sick Friday night. At first the illness was not thought to be serious, but the following day a physician was called. She was suffering from leakage of the heart and passed away early Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Klein and son Ted, and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McIntyre hurried to Fremont and brought the body home Sunday night. However, before leaving Fremont, short funeral services were conducted by the Sunday School class, which Miss Klein had attended while residing at Fremont one year. The services were led by missionary R. H. Robinson. Short services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon after which the regular services at the Trinity Lutheran church were conducted by Dr. R. A. White. Rev. A. L. Norden of St. Paul delivered a short address. Burial was made in the Hillside cemetery of Wolbach. OBITUARY – Bernice Eleanor Klein was born 10 miles north east of Wolbach in Greeley County, Nebr., on November 3, 1910 and died in Fremont, Nebr., at the home of her sister, January 5, 1930, aged 19 years, 2 months and 3 days. She lived north east of Wolbach except one year at Fremont and three east of Wolbach. She was baptized in infancy in the German Congregational Church, and was confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach, April 20, 1924, where she retained her membership until death. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Klein, four brothers and three sisters, namely, Mrs. Lillian Loftus of Fremont, Ted, Glen, Ervin, Lavon, Donald, and Lorraine, all of Wolbach; her grandparents, and a host of relatives. The surviving family and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1930
Frederick Otto Klein, 1907-1926
FRED KLEIN PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND – Frederick Otto Klein was born at Wolbach, Nebraska, January 3, 1907. Here he lived all his life, attending the Wolbach school and high school till a few weeks ago when failing health compelled him to stop. Later in quest of health he went to Wyoming, but had been there only a week when on Easter Sunday he was stricken with his last illness. Returning home he continued to fail until Sunday evening when he passed away, April 18, at the age of 19 years, 3 months and 15 days. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Katherine Klein, and two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Fritz, south Torrington, Wyoming, Samuel Klein of Grand Island and Leo, Clara and Edith of Wolbach. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church in Wolbach, the services conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. C. Moore, and burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Klein of Grand Island were present at the funeral, also Mrs. Carl Fritz and daughter from Wyoming, besides the other members of the family. The funeral was largely attended, which was an expression of the deep sympathy of the community for the bereaved family. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for their help and kindness during the illness and death of our beloved one. We wish especially to thank the Royal Neighbors, the high school, the Methodist Ladies’ Aid, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm Kay for the beautiful flowers. Mrs. Katherine Klein and children, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fritz, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Klein and Leo, Clara and Edyth.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 22, 1926
Katherine Klein, 1872-1933
Mrs. Peter Klein Is Called to Her Reward – Mrs. Peter Klein, 61 years of age and a resident of Wolbach, died in a Grand Island hospital, Thurs., June 29. A heart and kidney condition, with which she had been afflicted for some time, constituted the cause of death. Her husband preceded her in death 24 years ago. Four of the five children were at her bedside when the end came. The body was brought to Wolbach for burial in the family plot in the Wolbach cemetery. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Saturday, July 1, at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Rev. H. A. Feldman. Katherine Klein was born in Russia, December 4, 1872. She came to America in 1889. In 1892 she was united in marriage to Mr. Peter Klein. To this union ten children were born, of these five survive. Her husband preceded her in death in 1909. She leaves to mourn her death: Mathilda Fritz, Torrington, Wyo., Sameul (sic) Klein of Grand Island, Leo Klein of Wolbach, Clara Roth and Edith Harper of Grand Island, Nebraska. Also seven grandchildren. Mrs. Klein was a member of the Methodist Church of Wolbach. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. The last few weeks she spent at the home of her son Sameul (sic) at G. I. Monday of last week she was taken to the General hospital for medical treatment. The surviving children and grand children have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. Card of Thanks – Our sincere appreciation is extended to our many friends and neighbors for kindness and sympathy shown, and for floral tokens of remembrance in the hours of anxiety, and bereavement occasioned by the illness and death of our beloved mother the late Mrs. Katherine Klein. We wish especially to thank the Royal Neighbors for the help they extended. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fritz, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Klein, Mr. and Mrs. George Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harper.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 6, 1933
Ruth Elizabeth Kline [Klein], 1896-1912
Obituary – Ruth Elizabeth Kline was born in the year 1896 and died Oct. 24, 1912, at the home of her mother, 1 mile east of town. She leaves to mourn her death her mother, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Her father died several years ago. After her fathers death Ruth went to live with a cousin in the Southern part of the State. She was taken to Colorado for her health. The doctors informed her relatives they could do nothing for her and her last request was to be taken home to her mother. She was home two days when she was called and departed this life. The funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. J. H. McDonald officiating, after which she was laid to rest in the Wolbach Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1912
William Klein, 1895-1931
Obituary of William Klein – William Klein was born near Timber Creek in Greeley County, Nebraska, November 24, 1895, and died at Ingleside, Nebraska, May 8, 1931, at 10 o’clock, a.m., aged 35 years, 5 months and 14 days. He was baptized at Timber Creek Evangelical Congregational Church July 20, 1896, and on the 21st day of August, 1910 was confirmed in the same church. At the age of 12 he became afflicted with a sickness that gradually grew worse, and was taken to Ingleside October 19, 1916 where he remained until called by death. He leaves to mourn the loss, his father and mother, Andrew Klein and Riekka Klein; three brothers, Edward, Herman, and Albert; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Glines, Mrs. Anna Slattery, Mrs. Minnie Glines, Mrs. Rosena Allen and Mrs. Dora Lantz; five nieces and four nephews, and a host of other relatives. The family and all surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White were held in Trinity Lutheran Church of Wolbach, Tuesday, May 12, 1931, at 1:30 p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 14, 1931
Lebeus Byrley Klinginsmith, ca.1852-1939
Mr. L. B. Klinginsmith – Very largely attended funeral services were held Sunday in St. Paul at 2 o’clock at the home and 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church for Lebeus Byrley Klinginsmith, a pioneer of Howard county. He was nearly 87 years of age at the time of his death Friday morning. Rev. W. J. Primrose conducted the funeral services. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. Mr. Klinginsmith is survived by his aged wife, four sons and two daughters.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 9, 1939.
KNOSP, Esther E. "Hermie", Nurse, Born 16 Apr 1915, Scotia, NE, Died 20 Feb 2001 Agoura Hills, California
Service: 26 Feb 2001 at First United Methodist Church Reseda, CA In charge of arrangements: Crawford Mortuary.
Notes: States she was "mother, grandmother, gr-grandmother - but no names are given, no survivors list. Obit appeared again on page B9, Sun 25 Feb 2001 without any additional info.
Ref: Extract from Los Angeles (CA USA) Times, page B8, Fri 23 Feb 2001.
Andrew Knudsen, 1856-1926 (Poor copy)
Andrew Knudsen Passes Away – Andrew Knudsen, who lived west of town at the John Swingholm home, died last Monday evening at 7:15 o’clock, following a stroke in the afternoon. Mr. Knudsen seemed to be as well as usual Monday soon after noon, when Mr. and Mrs. Swingholm went to town, leaving him with two of the children. Mr. Knudsen was out in the yard when the stroke came, and the two children did not realize their grandfather was ill until Mr. and Mrs. Swingholm returned from town and found him lying unconscious in the yard. He did not regain consciousness again. Mr. Knudsen had had three previous strokes but during the past few months had been in fairly good health. Andrew Knudsen was born Jan. 19, 1856, near Halsted, Denmark. In 1884 he came to South Dakota. Here he stayed two years, then he came to Nebraska, and he has lived in this community ever since. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Miss Marie Nielsen. To this union two daughters were born, Mary and Christine. His wife died in 1916, and his oldest daughter, Mary, (Mrs. John Swingholm) died in 1918. He is survived by his younger daughter, the present Mrs. John Swingholm. As far as can be ascertained, his aged mother, now 94 years of age, is still living in Denmark. He was 70 years old on his last birthday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Henry Hansen, and burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The surviving relatives have the deepest sympathy of many friends. CARD OF THANKS – To the many friends who so kindly helped us at the time of the death and burial of our father, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks. The memory of your kindness and sympathy will be cherished. Mr. and Mrs. John Swingholm and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sonderup and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 18, 1926
Bernard Knudsen, 1945
Lt. Bernard Knudson Is Missing In Action – Mrs. A. J. Larsen received a telegram from the War Department Saturday, advising her that her son, Second Lt. Bernard L. Knudson, has been missing in action over Germany since March 24. Lt. Knudson, a navigator on a B-24 Liberator, was recently assigned to an 8th Air Force Liberator group. Mrs. Larsen heard from her son last month. The letter, which said that he had returned from completing his 15th mission over Germany, was dated March 24, the same day he was reported missing. Entering the service in August, 1943, Lt. Knudson was graduated from the Aerial Navigation school at Hondo Field, Tex. He received his commission as a second lieutenant September 28, 1944.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, April 19, 1945
Bernard Knudsen Buried In Holland – Mrs. A. J. Larsen recently received word that her son, Lt. Bernard Knudsen, is buried in a U. S. military cemetery at Margraten, Holland. Lt. Knudsen enlisted in the air corps in August, 1943, and received training at Eastern College of Education at La Grande, Ore. He took pre-flight training at Santa Ana, Cal., and advanced navigation training at Hondo, Tex. Following two months’ training at Mountain Home, Ida., he went overseas and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England. On his 16th mission, while carrying supplies to ground forces Lt. Knudsen’s plane was shot down. He was one of three casualties.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 22, 1945
Military Services for Lt. Knudson May 18 – Mrs. A. J. Larsen has received word that the body of the late Lt. Bernard L. Knudson will arrive in Fullerton on Tuesday, May 17, accompanied by military escort. Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton on Wednesday, May 18 at 2:00 o’clock. Military honors are in charge of the American Legion of Wolbach. The family requests no flowers.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 12, 1949
Military Services Held in Fullerton For Lt. Knudsen – Military funeral services for Lt. Bernard Knudson were held in Fullerton Wednesday afternoon, May 18. A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton with Carl Sandberg in charge. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery with the Wolbach American Legion in charge. Lt. Knudson was the son of Mrs. A. J. Larsen of Wolbach. He grew to manhood in Fullerton and attended one year of college at the State Teachers’ College in Kearney. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in August 1943. He was killed in a plane crash over Wessen, Germany on March 24, 1945. He was a Navigator on a B-24 in the 8th Air Force which was based in England. Pallbearers were Francis Kolar, Junior Grossart, Rolland Peterson and Herbert Galitz of the Wolbach Legion, Dick Knowles and Jim Black of the Fullerton Legion. The body was accompanied from Chicago by Lt. Clarence Booth, U. S.A.A. Interment was in the Fullerton Cemetery. Those attending the services from Wolbach were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Berney, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith , Mrs. Harold Nielsen, Mrs. H. B. Johnson, Mrs. Charlie Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson, Mr. Clyde Johnson, Mrs. Wm. Borre, Mrs. R. D. Miller, Mrs. L. J. Warren, Miss Loy Teter, Mrs. Lee Herbert, Rev. Phillip Bibleheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Dollarhide, Mrs. Ernest Perry, Mrs. Gordon Wagner, Mrs. John Fox and Mrs. Retta Mathiesen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Messenger, Thursday, May 26, 1949
Carl Christian Knudsen, 1863-1936
Rites Held for C. C. Knudsen – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Carl Christian Knudsen, 73, who passed away Saturday, March 14 at the home of Oluf Rhode north of this place. The last rites were held in the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. John Rhine conducting. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with the following neighbors and friends acting as pall-bearers: Patrick Cooney, Ora Studley, Karl Koch, Chris Sonderup, George Chamberlain and Bud Glenn. Carl Christian Knudsen was born at Arilt Nord, Sleswig, Denmark February 19, 1863, and departed this life at the home of Oluf Rhode Saturday March 14, 1936 after attaining the age of 73 years and 24 days. He spent the first forty-five years of his life in Logumkloster, Denmark, coming to this country in 1923. Since his arrival here that year he has always resided north of Wolbach. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Denmark to which faith he had been a true follower until his death. In 1895 he was united in marriage to Hanna Christina Rhode and to this union six children were born, one of whom, Christian, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, and children, namely: Hanna Hansen of Copenhagen, Denmark, Hans, Nels, Marius and Oluf all of near Wolbach, eight grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 19, 1936
Anna (Eret) Kolar, 1865-1941
Mrs. Fabian Kolar Passed Away Tuesday – The Grim Reaper took an early settler of this community Tuesday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock when Mrs. F. H. Kolar passed away. Mrs. Kolar had been bedfast since last August 15 when she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered. She had not been very well since March 1934 when she first suffered a light stroke. While her death was not unexpected it came suddenly. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the house and at 2:30 from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Burial will be in the Wolbach cemetery. Next week’s paper will carry a complete obituary.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 3, 1941
Last Rites Held For Mrs. F. A. Kolar Friday Afternoon – Services held from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. Haugse officiating – Funeral services for Mrs. F. A. Kolar, Wolbach resident for the past 20 years and an early settler of this community who died at her home a week ago Tuesday were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Kolar had been bedfast since last Aug. 15 when she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered. She had not been very well since March 1934 when she suffered a light stroke. Anna Eret was born in Nekmir, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 15, 1865 and died April 1, 1941 in Wolbach, Neb., at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 16 days. When she was 15 years old she came to America with her parents and the family settled near Wahoo, Neb. About 1884 the family moved to Howard county and settled on a farm south of Wolbach. On October 9, 1888 she was united in marriage to F. A. Kolar at St. Paul, Neb. They farmed for a year in Fillmore county near Milligan. In 1890 they moved to a farm 2 ½ miles south of Wolbach where they resided until the fall of 1920 when they moved to town where they have since lived. Mr. and Mrs. Kolar were the parents of 10 children, eight sons and two daughters. Two sons and one daughter passed away in infancy. A son, Charles L. passed away last August. She is survived by the widower, F. A. Kolar, five sons, Ed. L. of Wolbach, Frank L. of Cushing, Wm. L. of Wolbach, Adolph R. and George Kolar of St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Frobenius of Muscatine, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Horak of Sargent, Mrs. Josie Zeman of Taft, Calif., and Margaret of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Joe Eret of Sargent, Neb., and Frank Eret of St. Paul, Minn., and 15 grandchildren.
CARD OF THANKS -- We wish to express our deep gratitude to the many friends and relatives who aided and comforted us with their sympathy and many acts of kindness during the illness and on the death of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. The entire Fabian A. Kolar family, Joseph Eret, Frank Eret, Josephine Zeman, Barbara Horak, Margaret Smith.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 10, 1941
Charles Lawrence Kolar, 1896-1940 (Poor copy)
CHARLES KOLAR IS KILLED INSTANTLY IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT FRIDAY EVENING – Well Known Man Accidently Electrocuted While Working Near High Tension Line – Funeral services for Charles Kolar, one of the community’s best known and respected citizens, who was accidently electrocuted while doing some electrical work Friday evening at the A. J. Forbes home near Palmer, were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. E. H. Haugse, officiating. Prior to the church service brief services were held at the home at two o’clock. Interment was in Hillside cemetery with McIntyre Funeral home in charge. Full military rites were conducted at the grave by American Legion members of Ray Mapes post and of the St. Paul post. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in Wolbach. The accident which claimed the life of Mr. Kolar happened about 5:30 Friday evening while he was working on a power line pole near the Forbes home. He was drilling a hole in the pole to support a bracket and it is the supposition that the ladder on which he was working slipped and in an instinctive effort to catch himself he threw out his arms which came in contact with live wires carrying 7,350 volts of electricity, and no doubt was killed instantly. After he was carried in the Forbes home Dr. J. Y. Racines of Palmer was called and pronounced him dead. The coroner of Nance county was also summoned. McIntyre’s ambulance brought the body to Wolbach. Pallbearers were the following legionnaires: Gus Rother, Howard Teilmann, Arthur Christensen, Ernest Perry, Emil Pedersen and Lloyd Petersen. The color bearer was Pat Merriman and the color guard was composed of Ernest Gibson and Harry Wohlers. Chaplin was Rev. Thomas Parkin of St. Paul. The firing squad was composed of Albert Ha[illegible], Mitchell Knoths, R.V. Keister, Joe Iwanski, Frank Komsak, Fred D[illegible], Ed Polonski, and Charles Kraft. Commander was William F. [illegible] of St. Paul and buglers were J. C. Wilson and A. W. Krueger. The color guard, firing squad and other legionnaires formed an honorary escort in the funeral procession from the house to the church and from the church to the grave. Members of the legion auxiliary had charge of the many beautiful flowers. OBITUARY – Charles Lawrence Kolar was born near Wolbach on the home farm in Howard County, Dec. 9, 1898. He passed away Friday, Aug. 3, near Palmer at the age of 42 years, 7 months and 24 days. As a boy he attended school in District 33, Howard county. At the age of 18 he went to Detroit where he entered the Michigan State Auto school. He graduated in March 1917 as a mechanic and as an electrician. For a time he worked in Detroit in a Studebaker factory. From there he went to Neenah, Wis., where he established his own business. Later he sold it and went to St. Paul, Minn. to work with the L. W. Jordon Motor Co. He enlisted in the aviation section, signal corps of the U. S. Army on Dec. 3, 1917, while he was still in St. Paul. He was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo, then to Camp Hancock, Ga., and to Camp Merritt, N. J. He sailed for France on March 4, 1918 and served 14 months overseas. He returned to the United States on June 26, 1919. After his arrival he was placed in a hospital in Camp Dodge, Ia., where he had two operations and from where he was later discharged. He returned to his home folks near Wolbach for a visit. Later he took up farming with his brothers. He was united in marriage to Elsie Rother, June 21, 1922 in Omaha. To this union were born three sons, Francis Charles, age 16, Robert Adolph, age 12 and Cleo who died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Elsie, the two boys, Francis Charles and Robert Adolph, mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Kolar, five brothers, Edward, Frank and William of Wolbach, Adolph and George of St. Paul, Minn., a sister, Ann Frobenius of Muscatine, Ia., and a host of other relatives and friends. He was an active member of Ray Mapes Post of the American Legion. In infancy he was baptized in the Catholic church. He became a member of the Lutheran church in Savannah, Ga. in 1918.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 8, 1940
Cleo Kolar, 1934-1934
Infant Son Passes Away Friday – Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kolar who mourn the death of their infant son Cleo, who was born Oct. 8, and passed away October 12 at the age of three days. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Robert and Francis, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rother and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Kolar and many other relatives. Brief funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. Rhine at the grave in Hillside cemetery. Card of Thanks – We wish to acknowledge with sincere appreciation the many acts of kindness shown us and the floral tributes sent at the time of our recent bereavement. Especially do we thank Rev. Rhine for his help and ministrations. Mr. and Mrs. Chas Kolar, Robert and Francis.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 18, 1934
Donald Fabian Kolar, 1927-1927
Ed. Kolar’s Baby Passes Away While Sleeping – A very sad event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Kolar Wednesday morning when their 3-months-old son passed away some time during the early morning hours while the family was asleep. At about 1:30 in the morning the child had been fed and was apparently well as usual. When the parents awoke in the morning they found the infant dead. He had evidently died of heart failure. When the child was but a few days old he had suffered a sinking spell and for a few hours was very low. Since then he had grown and seemed to be getting along well. So the death was a great shock to the family and relatives. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the home, Rev. White officiating, and the little body will be laid to rest in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 13, 1927
Obituary – Donald Fabian Kolar was born on July 7, 1927, at the home four and a half miles south west of Wolbach. He was suddenly called away by death October 12, 1927, aged 3 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn the loss, his parents, Ed. L. and Marie Louise Kolar, one brother, Edwin, and a sister, Norma Kolar, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services by Rev. R. A. White were held at the home Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The stricken family have the sympathy of many friends. CARD OF THANKS – Friends and neighbors were very kind and sympathetic on the occasion of our recent bereavement in the loss of our baby son and brother, and we want to take this means of expressing our deep thanks for the kindnesses shown. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Kolar and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 20, 1927
Fabian A. Kolar, 1867-1948
Last Rites for Fabian A. Kolar Held Here Tuesday – Mr. Fabian A. Kolar passed away early Sunday morning at the Memorial Hospital at St. Paul having been ill for some time. Last rites were held for Mr. Kolar Tuesday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home and at 2:00 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Reno Frobenius of St. Joseph, Mo., his son-in-law officiating. Interment in the Hillside cemetery. The Lutheran choir sang "Rock of Ages", "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle" accompanied by Zola Grossart. The pallbearers consisted of six grandsons: Leon Kolar, Earl Kolar, Robert Kolar, Francis Kolar and Edwin Kolar. The flower girls consisted of Mrs. Elvin Gress, Betty Jean Kolar, Mrs. Leon Kolar, Margaret Ann Kolar, Mrs. Wilbur Haggstrom, Mrs. Milan Horak, Mrs. Frank Eret and Mrs. Louis Alexander. Mr. Kolar, one of nine children was born to Joseph Kolar and Anna Polkop in Malkov, Czechoslovakia, January 11, 1867 and passed away May 2, 1948. He immigrated to America at the age of 14 years, with his sister. He first settled at Milligan, Nebraska. October 9, 1888 he was married to Anna Ehret of St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Kolar came to Wolbach in 1890 and settled on a farm south-west of town. He settled on this farm, the family home in the early days when most of the country was still prairie. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kolar, three dying in infancy. In 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Kolar retired from farming and moved to Wolbach. Mrs. Kolar passed away in 1941. About a year ago Mr. Kolar became seriously ill and was cared for in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kolar. His condition gradually became worse until he passed away at the Memorial hospital in St. Paul, on Sunday, May 2, at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 21 days. Surviving are 5 sons, Edward and William of Wolbach; Frank of Cushing; Adolph and George of St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter, Ann Frobenius of St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Barbra Prokrop, Czechoslovakia; a brother Joseph of Ravenna; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and other more distant relatives and a large number of friends. He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles, who passed away in 1940. In addition to being a successful farmer he was active in business and community affairs of Wolbach. He was vice-president of the first Peoples State Bank of Wolbach, for many years served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Farmer’s Co-operative Creamery, and of the Farmer’s Co-operative Elevator. Relatives who attended the services from out-of-town were: Rev. and Mrs. Reno Frobenius of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mr. A. R. Kolar and daughter Margaret Ann and Mr. and Mrs. George Kolar of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Haggstrom and daughter of Sterling, Colo.; Mr. Robert Kolar of Lincoln; Mr. Roy Kolar of Kearney; Mr. Francis Kolar of Bloomfield; Mr. Joseph Kolar of Ravenna; Mr. Val Kuska of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kuska and George Colby of Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. James Skala and Caroline; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Psota and Mr. and Mrs. Vencil Karel of Ravenna; Mr. Joseph Eret, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eret and Mr. and Mrs. Mila Horak and son of Sargent; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Horak, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bratka, Mrs. Elizabeth Gross and Mrs. Louis Alexander of Burwell; Mr. and Mrs. John Mottl of Elyria; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klanecky, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Horky, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Horky and Mr. Emil Ruzicka of Farwell; Mrs. Gerald Petersen and daughter of Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nesiba, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nesiba, Mrs. John Bartunek and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ruzicka of St. Paul.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 6, 1948
Kenneth Karl Kolar, 1939-1943
KENNETH KOLAR DIED SUDDENLY – Kenneth Kolar, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kolar of the Wolbach neighborhood died at about 1:30 Wednesday morning following only a short illness. A physician had been called early in the evening and it was advised to take him to a hospital. As he was being taken to the hospital his condition became worse and he died as he was being taken into the doctor’s office. The Frank Kolar family has the sympathy of the community in this loss.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 11, 1943
OBITUARY OF KENNETH KOLAR – Kenneth Karl Kolar, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Kolar passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, March 10 while being taken to a hospital. He became ill early Tuesday morning but his condition was not considered serious until late on Tuesday night when the doctor ordered him taken to the hospital. Kenneth Kolar was born on the farm where his parents now reside January 11, 1939 and was 4 years, 1 month and 29 days old. He was baptized in the spring of 1939 by Rev. Wm. J. Primrose in the South Logan church. Besides his parents he leaves five brothers, Leon Iver, Roy Ollie, Earl Frank, Jimmie Lee, Glen Dale, one brother, Guy Thomas preceded him in death; also by his grandfather, F. A. Kolar, Wolbach, his grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Rasmussen, St. Paul, his uncles and aunts, Ed, George, William and Adolph Kolar, Marius Rasmussen, Mrs. Einar Rasmussen, Mrs. Reno Frobenius, and Mrs. Elsie Kolar, 19 cousins and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the McIntyre funeral home at 2 o’clock Friday and commitment services at South Logan cemetery with Rev. W. J. Primrose officiating. Flower bearers were Mrs. Ed Kolar, Mrs. Wm. Kolar, Mrs. Elsie Kolar, and the pallbearers were his four brothers, Leon, Roy, Earl and Jimmy Kolar. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our neighbors and relatives for their assistance to us during our recent bereavement, the death of our son, Kenneth. Especially do we thank the ones who sent flowers, Rev. W. J. Primrose, and the McIntyres. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Kolar and Family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 18, 1943
Anton Komerell/Komeral, 1847-1924
OBITUARY- Mr. Anton Komerell was born in Reuten, Germany, August 6th, 1847, and died April the 18th, 1924, aged 76 years, 7 months and twelve days. He was married to Barbara Sautter February 11th, 1873, and came to America in 1894 and settled near Scotia, where he has lived since. His wife, Barbara Sautter, passed away June 20th, 1905. In 1912 he was married to Mrs. Sophia Lloyd. He leaves to mourn his death, four daughters: Mrs. Wilhelmina Sautter of Germany, Mrs. Martha Daudt of Princeton, Minn., Mrs. Christ. Fiedler of Stockton, Ill., and Mrs. Rosa Sautter of Scotia, Nebraska. Also 32 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at 3 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, and interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery. - CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many kind friends and neighbors for their words of sympathy and deeds of kindness shown in the illness and death of our beloved father, Anton Komerell. We assure them that their kindness is deeply appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Sautter and family, Martha Daudt, Barbara Fiedler. Antone Komeral (sic) Dead - Anton Komeral, well known citizen of this vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Sautter, last Friday about 1:30 o'clock. For the past two weeks or more his condition had been very critical. Death was caused by muscular heart trouble. Until the time of his recent illness, he appeared quite well when seen on the street or about his work, but in reality he had not been in good health for a considerable length of time. Funeral services were held at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. R. Sander. The remains were laid to rest in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Volume XXX, Thursday, April 24, 1924, pg. 1, col. 3 and 4
Mrs. John Koppelsloen, 1946
MRS. KOPPELSLOEN DIES – Word has been received here of the sudden death of Mrs. John Koppelsloen of North Dakota, mother of Mrs. Ben Dollarhide of Minot, N. D. She had broken one of her limbs a few weeks ago, but apparently seem to be getting along nicely. The cause of her death has not been learned.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, March 14, 1946
Jack Korte, 1937
Jack Korte Dies From Auto Injuries – Injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred Sunday were fatal to Jack Korte of Hebron early Tuesday morning. Mr. Korte and his wife were enroute from Ansley to Kearney when their car crashed into a motor truck driven by Charles Boyd of Ansley. The couple was taken to the Broken Bow hospital where Mr. Korte passed away two days later of head injuries and lacerations of the brain. Mrs. Korte was seriously hurt but is improving. The Kortes were married at the Trinity Lutheran church parsonage here on Christmas morning by Rev. Chittenden. The bride was formerly Miss Alice Mumma, sister of Mrs. William Osterloh, Jr. who, with Mr. Osterloh, went to Broken Bow Monday.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 11, 1937
Helen (Dubas) Kozak, ca.1922-1948
Mrs. Alphonse Kozak Succumbs Saturday – Mrs. Alphonse Kozak, 26, the former Helen Dubas of near North Starr passed away Saturday afternoon in the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island, where she was taken Wednesday. She was stricken seriously ill just a week prior to her death. Death was attributed to a brain tumor. Services were held at Fullerton Tuesday morning.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 18, 1948
Fred Manual Kraft, 1898-1918
Obituary – Fred Manual Kraft – 1898-1918 – The fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kraft was born at Hayes Center, Hayes county, Nebraska, March 22nd, 1898. Died of acute appendicitis at his home ten miles north east of Wolbach, August 31st, 1918. Age at death, twenty years five months and nine days. In his infancy he was baptized into the Congregational church in Hayes Center, and soon afterward moved with his parents to Greeley county, locating near where the family now lives. He was a young man of exemplary habits and was respected by all who knew him. His father and one sister preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his loss, a mother, one sister and five brothers: Mrs. Maggie Moser of Ashley, N. D., Jacob, of Alliance, Nebr., Chas. of Camp Dodge, Ia, Peter, Henry and Philip of Wolbach and many relatives and friends who will miss him. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. White at the Lutheran church, Wednesday, September 4th, 1918 at 3:00 o’clock p.m. after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. The stricken family have sympathy of the community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 5, 1918
Margretta (Kercher) Kraft, 1857-1937
Funeral Rites Are Held For Aged Woman – Last Rites were held for Mrs. Margretta Kraft at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Walter Chittenden officiating. Pallbearers were J. J. Cox, Allen Ogden, L. E. Loomer, A. A. Klein, Henry Hayden, Joe Bergantzel and interment was at Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Kraft passed away Friday morning following several months of failing health due to the infirmities of age. OBITUARY – Margretta Kercher was born in Russia January 21, 1857 and passed away at her home in Wolbach February 5, 1937 at the age of 80 years and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Peter Kraft. To this union 8 children were born: Jake of Alliance, Peter of Grainton, Margretta of Haigler and Charles, Henry and Philip all of Wolbach. Two children, Fred and Christiana preceded their mother in death. Mr. Kraft died December 8, 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Kraft came to this Country early in their married life. They have made their home in or near Wolbach for about 30 years. Besides her children she leaves 22 grand children, one great grand daughter, one brother and a host of friends. She was a hard working woman, a faithful mother, a neighbor worth having and a loyal student of the bible. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 11, 1937
William A. Kramer, 1877-1947
William A. Kramer Succumbs Friday; Bedfast for Year – William A. Kramer, retired farmer, son of William and Mary Kramer was born September 12, 1877 at Omaha and passed away at his home in Wolbach at 6:45 a.m. Friday morning at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 17 days. He had been confined to his bed the past eleven months with arthritis. On October 8, 1907 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Leiting, then moving to Spalding where they resided for about 30 years until they moved to Wolbach a year ago. To this union five sons and 3 daughters were born. Surviving is his wife, five sons: Joseph of Wolbach; William of Wakefield; Henry of Spalding; Frank of Greeley, and Albert of Wolbach; two daughters, Mrs. Don McNelis, Scotia and Mrs. Harold Fenton, North Loup, one brother Tom of Lynch and nine grandchildren. A daughter, Rose Mary, one brother and his parents preceded him in death. William Kramer was a very industrious and ambitious farmer all his life. A devoted husband and father. Funeral services were held Friday morning, 9:00 o’clock in the church of Visitation at O’Connor. Father Thomas Cooney officiating and under the direction of McIntyres’. Burial in the Cavalry (sic) cemetery at Spalding. Pallbearers were: Pete Pier, Frank Smyth, Julius Dumlion, Andrew Ringlein, Ernest Rother and Joseph Grossart. Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Tom Gray, Lynch; John Lieting, Wabay, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Starman, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Donald McNelis and family, Scotia; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kramer and sons, Greeley; Henry Kramer, Spalding; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fenton and Shirley, North Loup and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kramer Jr. and sons, Wakefield.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 8, 1947
Morgan Krebs, 1921
Morgan Krebs of Scotia Kills Himself With Gun – Arose Early, Complaining of Stomach Trouble – Wife Discovers the Body – Morgan Krebs, one of the most prominent citizens of Scotia committed suicide at his home in the west part of that town by shooting himself in the heart at 6:30 o’clock yesterday morning. Death was instantaneous. The deed was accomplished with a 10-gage Winchester shotgun. Mr. Krebs arose early yesterday morning. He complained of stomach trouble. He went out into the kitchen and procured the gun in a back kitchen. He fell dead in the kitchen door. Mrs. Krebs was asleep at the time. She heard the report of the gun, but believed it was caused by the slamming of a rear door. She paid no attention to it. When she arose fifteen minutes later she discovered the body. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, though his appearance on the streets did not indi- [sic - apparently a line left out] lieved caused him to worry. Besides the widow the deceased is survived by eleven children. The three youngest live at home. The others live in Colorado, Montana, California and in Canada. Mr. Krebs had been a resident of the Scotia neighborhood for more than forty years. He settled on a valley farm five miles southeast of Scotia. Three years ago the Krebs moved to Scotia. In 1889, when this county was under the township organization, Mr. Krebs was one of the supervisors. He took an active part in public affairs. County Attorney Barrett, also coroner, was in Scotia yesterday. He decided that no inquest was necessary. No arrangements have been made for the funeral. It probably will be held next Sunday.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 17, 1921
Engelberg (Hansen) Kremhke, 1888-1913
Obituary – On Sunday May 4th, Mrs. Hans Kremhke peacefully passed away at the close of a weeks illness at her home at Grand Island aged nearly 25 years. Engelberg Hansen was born in Wolbach, December 13, 1888, where she grew to woman hood and where she attended our public schools, after which she was telephone operator in this city and later in Grand Island. She was united in marriage to Hans Kremhke Sept. 20, 1911. Besides her husband she is revived (sic) by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hansen, two brothers and five sisters and many friends who mourn her untimely decease and will sadly miss her cheerful and kindly presence for she was a woman of many Christian virtues, patient, thoughtful, gentle and benevolent, a peace maker and blessed are the peace makers. Funeral services were held at her late home in Grand Island Tuesday afternoon May 6th at 2 o’clock where she was peacefully laid to rest.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 15, 1913
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