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Ulrika (Carlson) Lagerquist, 1855-1937
Residents’ Mother dies in Norfolk – Funeral rites were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock for Mrs. J. Laugerquist, (sic) 82, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albin Haggstrom in Wolbach by the Rev. Emil Pedersen with interment in the Hillside cemetery. As Ulrika Carlson, she was born March 21, 1855 in Sweden and passed to her reward at Norfolk, Nebraska, November 9, 1937 at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 19 days. In Sweden she was confirmed in the Lutheran church. In 1886 she came to America and took up her residence at Topeka, Kansas. Here she was united in marriage to Robert Lagerquist, and to this union there were two daughters born, Mrs. Albin Haggstrom of Wolbach, and Mrs. J. W. Black of Cornwallis, Oregon. In 1889 Robert Lagerquist passed away. In 1895 she married husband’s brother, Justus Lagerquist and to this union two sons were born, namely: David Lagerquist of Cornwallis, Ore., and Harry Lagerquist of North Platte, Nebraska. Mrs. Lagerquist’s death followed many years of failing health and her death is mourned by the following survivors, her two daughters, two sons, one sister in Sweden, nine grand-children, two great-grand children, and many other relatives and friends. The sympathy of this community is extended Mrs. Haggstrom.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 18, 1937

G. E. Lambert, 1897?-1926
G. E. LAMBERT CALLED BY DEATH Highly Respected Scotia Man Passes Away Early This Morning In Grand Island Hospital- G. E. Lambert passed away this morning at one o'clock at the St. Francis hospital in Grand Island Neb. “Gus,” as he was best known, was but a young man, having at the time of his death, attained the age of 29 years. Mr. Lambert was taken sick last Thursday and went to bed in the evening. Friday afternoon he was taken to the hospital at Grand Island to undergo an operation for appendicitis. The operation was considered successful and he was getting along in fine shape until late Tuesday evening when his condition became serious, having developed peritonitis. From the time this complication set in, his condition became worse, and the end came at one this morning. Relatives were called yesterday evening. Mrs. Lambert and two brother-in-laws were with him to the end. His father and brothers arrived a short time after he had passed away. Mr. Lambert had been the U.P. agent here for 4 years and during that time has made a wide circle of warm friends. He was a man of noble character and commanded the highest respect of all who knew him. He was thorough in all his work from the most minute detail to the accomplishment of his highest ideals. His business associates and friends knew him as a man of his word, his friendship was true blue and he was ever ready to aid a worthy cause. He was a devoted father and husband, a lover of his home and a good provider. His sincere and high ideals were never questioned. He was an active member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the Business Men's Club. The Legion and Masonic Lodge especially will miss his smiling countenance for in both he was always an active worker. He held an office of no little importance in the Masonic lodge. He leaves to mourn his departure – his wife; two children, Corrine and Gus, Jr; his parents; four brothers; four sisters; and a multitude of loving relatives and friends. Mere words cannot express our regret for his untimely death for as a close friend and business associate we have always termed him “A man among men.” Funeral services will be held in Shelton, Sunday afternoon, March 7. Complete obituary will appear next week. [Transcriper note: If I can assess this archive microfilm, I will add the "next week" obit.]
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, March 4, 1926, pg. 1, column 6

Jeremiah Lambert, 1834-1925
Old Homesteader and Civil War Veteran Answers Last Call – Jeremiah Lambert died at the home of his son, Frank in Wolbach last Friday morning February 13, at four o’clock. Mr. Lambert was one of the early settlers in this community coming here in the early eighties. He lived for a number of years in Missouri and while there he wrote an autobiography of his life which was found among his papers. The following obituary was compiled chiefly from data gathered from his own writing. Mr. Lambert kept his strength up until a few months before his death, even though he had weathered the snows of ninety winters. He was a familiar figure upon our streets and was out almost every day to take his exercise. Obituary – Jeremiah Lambert was born April 21, 1834, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. In 1850 with 7 others, he attended a three months school for catechism and the Bible. In April 1855, his father migrated to Illinois, landing at Freeport, April 24. After two months labor on a farm, Jeremiah went to Monroe, Wisconsin, returning the same fall to Ridott, Illinois. His next summer was spent at DeWitt, working at a brickyard. Returning to Freeport, he continued living there till in 1862, he enlisted in the Federal army, in the 92d Illinois volunteers, with which he served in the south till the close of the Civil War. After his discharge he lived at Ridott, Ill., where he was married January 7, 1867 to Miss Rebekah Niles. In 1879 they moved to York, Nebraska, and a year and a half later took up a homestead in Greeley county. In 1894 he moved to Missouri, living at Rocky Comfort, in the extreme south western part of the state. In April 1920 he returned to Wolbach, where he continued to live till the time of his death. To Mr. and Mrs. Lambert were born 7 children, of whom 3 died in infancy and of whom 2 survive, namely George W. of Kearney, and Frank of Wolbach. His wife preceded him in death November 28, 1905. Some two months or more ago, Mr. Lambert suffered a fall since which time he has been confined almost entirely to his bed. He died in Wolbach, February 13, 1925, aged 90 years, 9 months, and 23 days. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Moore officiating. As Mr. Lambert served in the civil war, a group of legion men attended the funeral in uniform and taps sounded and a salute given at the grave. Card of Thanks – We take this means of thanking our many friends for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our father and grandfather, and we wish to express our appreciation of the beautiful floral gifts. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Lambert and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lambert and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 19, 1925

Nora Jane (Martin) Lambert, 1876-1943
SERVICES FOR MRS. LAMBERT IN CALIF. – Last rites were held for Mrs. Frank Lambert former resident who died at her home in Vista, Calif., March 7 and burial was at Escondido. OBITUARY – Nora Jane Martin Lambert was born in Iowa July 19, 1876 and passed away at Vista, Calif., March 7, 1943 at the age of 66 years, seven months, 16 days. In 1890 she came with her parents to Greeley county and grew up here. She was married to Frank Lambert about 1895. They moved to California in 1928 where they have since lived. She leaves to mourn her passing the widower, Frank Lambert, son Algie Lambert, San Diego, Calif., three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Lawhead of Vista, and Mrs. Pearl Moffet and Mrs. Helen Lorton of Ocean Beach, a sister, Mrs. Herman Place of Wolbach, five brothers, 10 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 25, 1943

John Wilhelm Lamprecht, 1856-1929
John Lamprecht Passed Away Monday – After an illness of about a week, John Wilhelm Lamprecht died at his home in Wolbach, Monday morning, May 6, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 13 days. Mr. Lamprecht was born in Rensburg, Holstein, Germany, December 23, 1856. He came to America in 1878. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Waage in 1895. To this union were born two children, one dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his wife, one daughter, Miss Irma Lamprecht, now of Wolbach and one sister, Mrs. Wilhelmine Sommer of Rensburg, Germany. Mr. Lamprecht and family moved from Leigh, Nebraska to Wolbach in 1911, and for many years he was in business here, running a jewelry store. In the summer of 1925 the store was destroyed by fire, and since that time Mr. Lamprecht carried on in a limited way, his jewelry and watch repairing business at his home. Mr. Lamprecht had been a member of the Oddfellow Lodge for the past 40 years. He was also a member of the Grand Island chapter of the Sons of Herman, and the Leigh, Nebr., W. O. W. lodge. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday, May 8, 1929 at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Dr. R. A. White. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery. The members of Wolbach Lodge No. 280, I.O.O.F. attended in a body and rendered their service at the grave. The wife and daughter have the sympathy of the community in this hour of their grief. Card of Thanks – We wish in this manner to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who gave us sympathy and aid during the bereavement occasioned by the death of our beloved husband and father. Also do we thank the members of the Oddfellow lodge for their kind help at this time. Mrs. J. W. Lamprecht and daughter, Irma.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 9, 1929

Ora Frances (Frazier) Lang, 1885-1932
Mrs. Peter Lang Called By Death Suddenly – Mrs. Peter Lang passed away last Saturday noon at her home near Wolbach. She had been ill for a few days, but her condition was not regarded as very critical, and her sudden death was a great shock to family and friends. Mrs. Lang attained the age of about forty-seven and a half years. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White, were held at Trinity Lutheran church Tuesday, January 3, 1933 at 9:30 a.m. The remains were then taken in McIntyres hearse to Harmony cemetery, three miles west of Bladen, Nebr. for burial. OBITUARY – Ora Frances Frazier was born at Farnsworth, Kansas May 11, 1885, and died at her home near Wolbach, Nebraska, Dec. 31, 1932, aged 47 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was united in marriage to Peter Lang, at Hastings, Nebraska, March 20, 1906. To this union five children were born, namely Perry, Roy, Agnes, John and Alice, all of whom survive their mother. At the age of 18, she united by baptism with Harmony Congregation of the United Brethren Church near Bladen, Nebraska. In 1910 she moved with her family to Howard county, Nebraska, one and one half miles west of Wolbach where she resided until 1927, then moved one half mile east of Wolbach. She leaves to mourn the loss, her husband and children, three brothers and three sisters. Also many friends. Two brothers preceded her in death. As the family is well known in this community, the surviving relatives have the prayers and sympathies of many friends. The following tribute is paid to her by one of her sisters. "Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are oe’r On the border land we left her, Soon to meet and part no more. When we leave this world of changes, When we leave this world of care, We shall find our missing loved ones In our Father’s mansion fair."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 5, 1933

Peter Lang, ca.1875-1949
Peter Lang Killed When Tractor Upsets – Word was received by Frank Vopat Saturday telling of the death of Peter Lang. Mr. Lang lived here many years. Peter Lang, 74, of Holstein was instantly killed at 5:15 o’clock Saturday afternoon when the tractor he was operating on the highway three miles south of Holstein stalled on a hill and went off the grade, pinning him underneath. Sheriff Worthy B. Woods, who investigated the accident, reported death was caused by suffocation. Mr. Lang was pulling a mower to cut weeks along the highway when the mishap occurred. He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter Alice and a son John.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 1, 1949

Anna Wilhelimia Lange, 1908-1915
ANNA LANGE DIES AT HER HOME – Interment Made in Wolbach Cemetery –
Anna Wilhelimia Lang (sic) was born May 17, 1908. She died at the home of her parents Asmus and Mrs. Lang, four and one half miles east of Wolbach, January 29, 1915, age 6 years 8 months 12 days. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father, Asmus Lang and her mother, Catharine Lang, two sisters and three brothers, Clara, Hilda Lang, Edward, Hans and Henry Lang, She goes to meet two sisters who preceded her to the better land. In early infancy she was baptized by Rev. Shuman of Grand Island. Mr. Lang and family are well known in this community. The ten days sickness of his little daughter enlisted the sympathy of the neighbors, who showed a willingness to help the afflicted family in every way possible. On Sunday, January 31, funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Wight at the home at 11 o’clock and at the Lutheran church of Wolbach at 1 o’clock. Not withstanding the very inclement weather that prevailed, and difficulty with which the roads were traveled, the attendance was large at both places. The pall bearers were Lena Wagner, Elsie Rother, Emma Brant, and Lulu Douthitt. The burial was in the Wolbach Cemetery. The stricken family has the sympathy of a large number of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 4, 1915

Catherine Margaret (Petersen) Lange
Mrs. Asmus Lange Called To Reward – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran Church for Mrs. Asmus Lange who passed away Sunday morning following a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Lange has been in ill health for some time and about three weeks ago suffered a severe nervous breakdown, followed by a stroke. The services were conducted by Rev. Primrose, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at St. Paul. Pallbearers were: Tom Silk, Ernest Rother, Chas. Christensen, George Fithian, Andrew Rochek and Ernest Wagner. Interment was at Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Catherine Margaret Petersen was born February 15, 1876 at Schleswig, Germany and passed away at her home near Wolbach, May 10, 1936 at the age of 60 years, 2 months and 25 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Germany. In the Spring of 1895 she came to America and lived for a short time in Iowa where she was married to Mr. Asmus Lange March 26, 1896. Several months later they moved to a farm near Wolbach, Nebraska where she resided until the time of her death. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lange: Edward, Hans, Henry, John, Carl and Mrs. Hilda Christensen of near Wolbach and Mrs. Clara Theil of Greeley. Three daughters preceded her in death. Beside her husband and children left to mourn her passing are 7 grandchildren, her mother, 2 brothers and 6 sisters of Germany and a brother, Mr. John Hansen of near Wolbach and many other relatives and friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 14, 1936

Augustia Albinia (Procknow) Lantz, 1867-1921
OBITUARY – Augistia (sic) Albinia Procknow Lantz was born April 19, 1867 in Falkenburg, Germany. She died at her home in Wolbach, Nebraska, May 24, 1921, aged 54 years, 1 month and 5 days. She was married to Thomas Lantz at Central City, Nebraska December 14, 1889. To this union were born nine children, five boys, John, Frank, William, Joseph and Thomas Lantz; four girls, Mrs. Julia Elliot, Mrs. Elizabeth Shelton, Anna and Augusta Lantz, all of whom are living. Besides her husband, Thomas Lantz, her nine children and four grandchildren, she leaves to mourn the loss her father and mother and two brothers who live in Germany. One grand child died in infancy. She was baptized in the Lutheran church when a month old, and afterward confirmed in Germany. For about a year she had been a great sufferer until relieved by death. Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. White in Trinity Lutheran church. The auditorium was well filled with sympathetic friends and neighbors. The pupils of the 4th and 5th grades with their teacher, Miss Rux, attended in a body out of respect and sympathy for Augusta Lantz, who belongs in the same room. The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community. The remains were laid to rest in Hill Side cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank all for the kindness and help extended to us during the illness, death and burial of our dear wife and mother. We wish to especially thank those who arranged for the autos at the funeral, and the beautiful floral offerings. Thomas Lantz and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 2, 1921

Mrs. Harry (Johnston) Lantz, ca.1898-1948
Mrs. Harry Lantz Succumbs Suddenly – William Johnston received word last Tuesday of the sudden death of his sister, Mrs. Harry Lantz, 50, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral services were held there with burial at Mason City, Iowa. Mrs. Lantz was born in this community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 25 1948

Thomas Lantz, Sr., 1854-1931
Thomas Lantz Sr. Passes Away Suddenly – Thomas Lantz died of heart failure last Monday evening at 9:30 at the home of his son, John, in Wolbach. Mr. Lantz was just retiring for the night when the end came suddenly. A year or so ago Mr. Lantz had a siege of serious illness, and although recovering to a large extent, he never regained his usual health. He was 76 and one half years old at the time of his death. Thomas Lantz was a native of Austria and came to America in 1881, residing in central Nebraska during the past half century. During the past 32 years he has lived in this vicinity. Funeral service are to be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock at Trinity Lutheran Church, Dr. R. A. White officiating, and burial will be made in Hillside cemetery. A more complete obituary will be published next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 19, 1931

Obituary of Thos. Lantz – Thomas Lantz was born in Bohemia December 17, 1854, and died in Wolbach, Nebraska, March 16, 1931, aged 76 years, 2 months, and 28 days. He came to America in 1881 and received naturalization papers in 1890. He was united in marriage to Augustia Procknow December 14, 1889 at Central City, Nebraska. To this union was born five sons and four daughters, namely John, Will, Frank, Joe, Thomas, Julia Elliott, Anna Durham, Elizabeth Shelton and Augusta Johnson. These, together with twelve grand children are left to mourn the loss. His wife preceded him in death May 26, 1921. On that day the funeral was held in Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by the present pastor. Mr. Lantz has lived in this community 31 years and has enjoyed a large acquaintance whose sympathies go out to the surviving children and grand children. In infancy he was baptized in the Catholic Church and later confirmed in the same but he was liberal in his disposition. He endeavored to be good and kind to all, and he enjoyed the respect of all. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White, were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Thursday, March 19, 1931 at 2:00 p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors and especially to the Rebekahs and Odd Fellow lodges for their help and sympathy at the time of the death of our beloved father, the late Thomas Lantz. The Children and Grandchildren.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 26, 1931

Anna Marie (Frandsen) Larsen, 1956-1935
Greeley Co. Pioneer Laid to Rest – Funeral services conducted by Elder T. B. Westbrook of Lincoln, President of the Nebraska Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, were held Thursday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran church for Mrs. H. P. Larsen, one of Greeley County’s most highly respected pioneers. Rev. S. S. Kaldahl, pastor of the Scandinavian Lutheran church assisted with the services. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery with grandsons of the deceased serving as the pall bearers. Sincere sympathy of the community at large is extended to the bereaved family. OBITUARY – Anna Marie Frandsen was born at Vendebak, Denmark, June 14, 1856 and died at Arnold, Nebr., May 6, 1935, age 78 years, ten months and twenty-two days. In March, 1883, she came to Blair, Nebraska and on December 1st of the same year she was united in marriage to Hans Peter Larsen. To this union were born five children, namely: Anna Halstead of Arnold, Nebr., Christina Jensen of Dannebrog, Nebr., Charles of Hong Kong, China, James of Wolbach and Marie Knowlton of Silverton, Colo. In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. Larsen came to Greeley county and settled on the farm 4 ½ miles north west of Wolbach where they have always since resided. In infancy she was baptized and later confirmed into the Lutheran church. In 1894 she joined the Seventh Day Adventist church to which she has been a faithful member. For several years Mrs. Larsen has been in poor health but has been able to be up and about most of the time. Bronchial trouble and other disorders have been a constant drain on her strength for many years. About five weeks ago she went to visit her daughter at Arnold. While there she began to grow weaker as the days passed by and on the morning of May 6 she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. She leaves to mourn, her sorrowing husband and children, twenty-three grandchildren and a host of friends. "There was no one else so precious, No one else so dear, So loving, tender, thoughtful, So unselfish, so sincere. She was always sympathetic, Shared our sorrow and our pain; She was all that one could ask for In the home where love did reign. Her life was spent for others; She counted not the cost, Each day was one of service, And now, how great our loss! But memory’s walls are painted With scenes so rich, so rare, Of the life of a Godly mother, The fairest of the fair, She stood the test and trials, Fought the battles of life and won, She traveled the road that leads to the Cross And laid her trophies down. Yes, she’s reached the end of life’s journey, Lived a life that was good and fair; She’s a queen that is well deserving The crown of life to wear. Our hopes are now all centered On a day that’s near at hand, When we may meet with gladness On the shores of a better land. How we long for that glad reunion, When life’s heartaches and cares will be o’er, And we’ll be with our precious Savior And loved one who’s gone before." CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our deep gratitude to the many friends who aided and comforted us with their sympathy and many acts of kindness on the occasion of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We sincerely thank all those who evidenced their affection and esteem by sending the many beautiful floral tokens. Mr. H. P. Larsen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 16, 1935

Christian Larsen, 1913
Obituary – Christian Larsen died at the home of his father 4 ½ miles south of Wolbach, Sunday morning at 12:25 of heart trouble. The funeral was held at the home of his parents Tuesday at 1 o’clock and he was buried in the cemetery between here and Cushing.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 6, 1913

Christiana Larsen, 1835-1916
Obituary – Mrs. Christiana Larsen was born in Denmark, July 26th, 1835. She died at the home of her son, John Larsen, near Brayton, Nebraska, February 11th, 1916, aged 80 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was confirmed in the Danish Lutheran church at the age of 14. A little more than four years ago, she immigrated from her native county to America, and made her home with John Larsen, her son, until her death. She leaves to mourn the loss, 3 sons, 1 in Denmark, 1 in Oklahoma and 1 in Greeley County, Nebraska. Her surviving daughter resides in Kansas City. Besides these there are a number of Grand Children. Funeral services were conducted in the Summit Church, about 8 miles west of Wolbach, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, of the Lutheran church of Wolbach, Sunday, February 13 at 11 a.m. The burial was in the Summit cemetery near the church. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of all in the community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 17, 1916

Grayce I. (Peterson) Larsen, 1886-1930
Mrs. A. J. Larsen Passes Away Very Suddenly – This community was greatly shocked last Monday noon when the news of the death of Mrs. A. J. Larsen was passed about town. Mrs. Larsen died at about 11:30 a.m. of heart disease, after being seriously ill less than two days. She took sick while at the Empress Theatre Saturday night. Although suffering considerable pain, she was not considered dangerously ill. Death came very suddenly as she was raising up in her bed to take some medicine. Her daughter Lois and Mrs. W. H. Wohlers were with her at the time. The funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Dr. R. A. White. The great crowd which attended the funeral, and the wealth of floral tributes were testimony to the high regard everyone had for Mrs. Larsen. The church could not accommodate the number of people who came to pay their last respects to this wonderful woman. Her death has left an ache in many hearts. She was a friend to everyone and beloved by all who knew her. Her friendships reached not only the people of Wolbach but a great number in surrounding vicinity and elsewhere. Mrs. Larsen’s cheerful personality with her ready smile and laughter will be greatly missed. Her deeds of kindness to those in trouble, and her helpfulness as a nurse to the sick took up many hours of her busy life. Her tireless efforts in behalf of many worthy organizations in Wolbach established a place for her that would be hard to fill. Her understanding and sympathy to the distressed won her a place in their hearts that her passing leaves void. She was a devoted wife and mother and her home and hospitality were always the source of much pleasure and enjoyment to her many friends. The entire community grieves deeply the loss of Mrs. Larsen, and her family has the profound sympathy of all. OBITUARY – Grayce I. Peterson was born near Wolbach, Nebraska, July 9, 1886 and died at her home in Wolbach, November 3, 1930, aged 44 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was admitted to membership in Trinity Lutheran Church, Wolbach, April 10, 1903 and remained a faithful and loyal member of the same. With the exception of about two months her connection with the congregation has been parallel with its entire history. October 30, 1910, she was united in marriage to Alfred J. Larsen. To this union three children were born, namely Naomi, Lois and Lucille. In her girlhood days she took a course in nurses’ training, and the knowledge thus gained was put to a good use, as many in the community can testify. Where ever there was sickness or distress, she was ever ready to lend a helping hand. For a time she was one of the proprietors of the drug store in our village, and in this as well as in many other ways, she showed a decided capacity for business. As an affectionate wife and devoted mother she will be sadly missed in the family. Her passing is a loss to the whole community. She will be missed by the church of which she was a loyal member. As she had a large share in the social life of the community, she will be missed by the various organizations to which she belonged. She leaves to mourn the loss, her husband, three children, one brother, Lloyd Peterson of Wolbach; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Ray of Lisco, Nebraska, numerous other relatives and a large number of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 6, 1930

Hans Peter Larsen, 1863-1939
Last Rites for H. P. Larsen, Friday – Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon for H. P. Larsen, 76, resident of Greeley county 54 years. Brief services in the home and later at the Lutheran church were conducted by Elder A. E. Hagen of Lincoln, Nebr., assisted by Rev. E. N. Haugse, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Appropriate music was rendered by members of the Lutheran Choir. Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery with the grandsons as pallbearers. The following were honorary pallbearers: M. H. Teilmann, Andrew Peterson, Rasmus Peterson, William Sonderup, Andrew Christensen, Arthur Christensen, August Larson and Art Larson. Those who attended the services from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen and family of Dannebrog, Mr. and Mrs. John Halstead and family of Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Knowlton and family of Arnold, Raymond Jensen of Nebraska City, Margaret Jensen of Grand Island and Harlan Jensen of Omaha. Hans Peter Larsen, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Larsen, was born in Lessely, Denmark February 28, 1863, and passed away Tuesday May 23, 1939, age 76 years, 2 months and 26 days. At the age of 20 he immigrated to America. On December 1, 1883 he was united in Marriage to Anna Marie Frandsen at Blair, Nebraska. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Anna Halstead of Arnold, Nebraska; Mrs. Christina Jensen of Dannebrog, Nebraska; Charles of Hong Kong, China; James of Wolbach and Marie Knowlton of Arnold, Nebraska. In 1885 they came to Greeley County and settled on a farm 4 ½ miles northwest of Wolbach which has since been his home Mrs. Larsen preceded him in death 4 years ago. Mr. Larsen was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1894 he united with the Seventh-day Adventist Church to which he has since been a faithful member. The death of Mr. Larsen came as a shock to the community as he was always robust and active in life. However the last year a weakness of the heart was noticed which was the cause of his death. He leaves to mourn his five children, twenty-three grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one sister in Denmark and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 1, 1939

Lydia Marie Larsen, 1895-1916
Obituary – Miss Lydia Marie Larsen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Larsen of Fullerton, Nebr., was born near Fullerton on October 26, 1895, and died at Wolbach, Nebr., February 18, 1916, age 20 years, 3 months and 21 days. She grew to womanhood in Boone county, and graduated from the Cedar Rapids high school in 1913, later attending college at Kearney. She followed the occupation of teaching and was in charge of the primary department at the Wolbach High school at the time of death. Marie joined the Methodist church at Primrose and remained a member until called to be a member of the church above. Besides her many friends and relatives, she leaves a father, mother, two sisters, Lillian and Grace and one brother, Ernest to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Fullerton after which she was laid to rest in the cemetery at St. Edwards, Nebraska. "Who plucketh that flower? Cried the gardner, as he walked through the garden. His helper answered, "His Master" and the gardner held his peace." CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the friends and neighbors, who have shown us so much kindness and sympathy, during the sickness and death of our dear daughter, sister and niece. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Larsen and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Larsen, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Larsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 21, 1916

Magdeline (Berg) Larsen, 1858-1938
Former Resident Passes Away – Mrs. Magdeline Larsen, a former resident of this community, passed away at her home in Kearney, Nebraska, January 19, after a few weeks illness. Mrs. Larsen is well known in this community, having operated a dress making establishment here for a few years. Her many friends in and around Wolbach extend their sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family. Magdeline Berg was born in Ringkobling, Denmark, December 23, 1858 and died at her home in Kearney, January 19, 1938 after a few weeks illness, at the age of 79 years and 27 days. She came to this country with her parents and other members of the family in 1880, settling near Nebraska City, Nebr. On June 22, 1885 she was united in marriage to Nels Larsen. With her husband she moved to a farm in Greeley county in 1894. Later they lived in Nance County, moving to Kearney in 1923 where the remainder of her life was spent. She leaves to mourn, her husband, two daughters, Louis (sic) and Clare of Kearney, two sons, Arthur of San Diego, California and Victor of Portland, Oregon. Two sons died in infancy, Harold, who died in 1903 and Otto in 1913, also a daughter, Mrs. R. D. Olers in 1929. One brother, Chris Berg of Nysted, Nebr. also survives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 27, 1938

Nels Larsen, 1858-1939
WORD RECEIVED HERE OF NEILS LARSEN’S PASSING – Word has been received in Wolbach of the death of Neils Larsen, early settler in this community, at the home of his daughter, Miss L. Larsen last Friday. Mr. Larsen was widely acquainted here and was a member of the local Danish Brotherhood lodge. Funeral services, which were delayed pending the arrival of a son from the west were expected to have been held yesterday afternoon from Nystad church. The Messenger will print a complete obituary of Mr. Larsen next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 9, 1939

Complete Obituary of Nels Larsen – Nels Larsen was born in Strandbye Fyn, Denmark on July 29, 1858. He came to America in 1881 at the age of 23 years. In 1885 he was united in marriage to Magdelena M. Berg of Nebraska City, Neb., and at that place they resided there until 1894. They moved to Greeley county and later to Nance county, where they lived on a farm for many years. They moved again to a farm near Wolbach and 1923 Mr. Larsen, with his family moved to Kearney, where the remainder of his life was spent. He lived a quiet but an active life as a farmer. Since coming to Kearney he spent his time gardening and always lent a helping hand around the home. He had a host of friends and never hesitated to make it better for some one else. The last year he had slowly failed in health, becoming almost helpless the last month, yet only bedfast the last week. He passed away peacefully on November 3, 1939 at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, two sons, Arthur Larsen, San Diego, Calif.; Victor Larsen, Lewellen, Neb., two sisters, Mrs. N. C. Smith, Kearney and Mrs. C. Miller, Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren, three great-grand children. His wife preceded him in death, also five children, Harold, Otto, Mrs. R. D. Obert, and two sons in infancy.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 23, 1939

Anna Cathern (Hansen) Larson, 1857-1935
Mrs. Larson, Pioneer Is Laid to Rest Mon. – This community was grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. John N. Larson at the St. Francis hospital in Grand Island Saturday evening. Funeral services were held in the Trinity Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. J. S. Rhine conducting the last rites. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Summit Cemetery ten miles west of this place with services being conducted at the grave by Rev. Rhine. The pall bearers were: Hans Hansen, Ernest Hansen, Francis McCormick, Roy Bissell, E. H. Davis, and Alfred Larson. OBITUARY – Anna Cathern Hansen was born at Errie, Denmark, March 9, 1857 and departed this life at the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island, September 28, 1935 after attaining the age of 78 years, six months and nineteen days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Denmark. On May 12, 1882 she was united in marriage to John N. Larson and to this union two sons and five daughters were born, namely: Arthur C. of Brayton, Charles H. of Greeley, Dagmar Elizabeth Townsend (deceased), Mrs. Lillian Merchant of Grand Island, Mrs. Clara Pumphrey of Norfolk, Mrs. Leona Schmeidiberg also of Norfolk, and Mrs. Edith Larson at home. These with her fifteen grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and one sister, who lives in Kansas, remain to mourn her passing, her husband having preceded her in death May 5, 1927. In 1883, Mr. and Mrs. Larson with their family emigrated to America, arriving in Iowa, June 14 of that same year. In the spring of 1888 they moved to Greeley County and settled on his farm located one mile south of Brayton. Mrs. Larson has lived in this community since the spring of 1918. Being one of the early settlers of this section, she has a large circle of friends who regret her passing. She was known as an affectionate wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor. We join her many friends and the entire community in extending our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and loved ones. Among those who attended the services from a distance besides the children and their families, were: Mr. and Mrs. M. Schmeidiberg of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Henricksen of Cedar Bluffs, Mr. and Mrs. M. McBeth of Spalding, Mr. and Mrs. Guy LeMaster and Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Melia of Ord, and a host of other friends and relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 3, 1935

Anna Lovisa (Johanson) Larson, 1863-1936
Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Larson – Funeral services for Mrs. Andrew Larson, conducted by the pastor Rev. J. S. Rhine, assisted by Rev. Strombom of Genoa, were held at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon at three o’clock. Rev. and Mrs. Strombom sang a duet and Mrs. David Bengtson sang a solo at the church. Rev. Dr. Paul C. White sang a solo at the home. Pallbearers were Art Christensen, Chris Christensen, Chris Madsen, Jim Larsen, Pete Madsen and Oscar Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were M. H. Teilmann, Gus Dahlberg, H. P. Larsen, Leander Johnson, Rasmus Pedersen, and Albert Swanson. Interment was at Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Anna Lovisa Johanson was born March 6, 1863 at Lunden, Falkenberg, Sweden and died at her home near Wolbach, Nebraska, July 30, 1936 at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 24 days. In 1886 she was united in marriage to Anders J. Larson to which union seven children were born, two of whom died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her departure five children: August, Harry, Alfred and Mrs. Ellen Teilmann of Wolbach and Mrs. Anna Woodward of Omaha, three grand-children: Claire, Ellen and Harry Arthur Teilmann. A brother, Mr. August Johansen of Sweden also survives. In the year 1891 Mrs. Larsen with her husband and two children immigrated to America and settled near Wolbach, Nebraska, where she made her home until the time of her death. The Larson home was noted for its hospitality, a warm welcome always being extended to neighbors and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Larson were true pioneers of this community. Their first few years in this country were spent in a sod house, but they met and conquered the many hardships they encountered and in a short time built for themselves and family a pleasant and comfortable home where Mrs. Larson spent her declining years. The deceased was respected by those who knew her for her honesty and uprightness of character. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Sweden. Upon coming to America she united with the Swedish Lutheran Church of Greeley but later transferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wolbach where she was a faithful and devoted member at the time of her death.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 6, 1936

Arnold Vincent Larson, 1911-1913
Obituary – Arnold Vincent Larson was born March 17, 1911 and died Feb. 15, 1913, at the home of his parents of pneumonia. Arnold Vincent Larson was the son of Claus E. Larson, wife living north of town. The funeral services were held Monday morning Rev. J. H. McDonald officiating and the body was shipped to Stromsberg for burial. Mrs. Larsen and two sisters accompanied the body to that city.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 20, 1913

John N. Larson, 1853-1932
John N. Larsen (sic) Dies Saturday Morning – About three days after the death of his wife, Mr. John N. Larson of Fairdale passed away Saturday morning, December 24. Funeral services for Mrs. Larson were held Friday afternoon and Mr. Larson was laid to rest Monday afternoon, both services being conducted by Rev. Raymond Rush at the Fairdale Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Larson were born in Sweden, Mrs. Larson on October 28, 1845 and Mr. Larson on January 10, 1853, so when they passed to their well earned reward they had reached the ripe old age of 87 years, 1 mo. and 20 days for Mrs. Larson, and 79 years, 11 mo., and 4 days for Mr. Larson. They were married in Sweden on October 28, 1877. They came to America in 1889 and settled on a farm in Greeley county. They have resided in the same neighborhood ever since. They were confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran faith, but after coming to America they joined with others in forming the Fairdale M. E. Church and they have been loyal and staunch supporters of that church ever since. Six children were born to this union, two boys and four girls. Carl died in infancy and the surviving children are Leonard L. Larson, Mrs. E. C. Berggren, Anna, Marie and Emma Larson. There is also surviving ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to the immediate family, there are hundreds of friends and neighbors who mourn the loss of Mr. and Mrs. Larson. They have held a high place in the hearts of all who knew them, and the people of the entire community extend their sympathy to the bereaved children in their sorrow.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 29, 1932

Mrs. John N. Larson, ca. 1845-1932
Mrs. John N. Larson of Fairdale, Dies – Mrs. John N. Larson of Fairdale community passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec 21, shortly after midnight after being ill about a week with pneumonia. She was 87 years old. Plans for the funeral were not yet completed Wednesday forenoon as this was written. Mrs. Larson is survived by her husband, one son and four daughters, namely: Leonard Larson and Mrs. Ed Berggren of Fairdale; Miss Marie Larson of Washington, D. C., Miss Emma Larson of Denver and Miss Anna, recently of Omaha, who has been home during the past weeks. Misses Marie and Emma are expected to reach home today. Mr. Larson also is quite ill at this tine. Mr. and Mrs., Larson were early settlers in Howard county coming to Fairdale about forty years ago. The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this time of trouble and sorrow.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 22, 1932

John Nicholas Larson, 1860-1927
John N. Larson dies After Extended Illness – A message was received in Wolbach Wednesday morning stating that John N. Larson had passed away at the sanitarium in Hastings where he had been taken for treatment the day previous. He had been seriously ill for several months, suffering a great deal during that time. Everything possible had been done to relieve his suffering, but the grim hand of death could not be stayed and he has passed to that Land where suffering is no more. The body was brought back to Wolbach Wednesday evening, and funeral services, with ceremonies by the Masonic Order, of which he was a highly respected member, will be held here Friday afternoon. Mr. Larson has lived in this vicinity for many years and has a large number of friends throughout the county who mourn his death. His obituary will be published next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 28, 1927

John Nicholas Larson – John Nicholas Larson was born in Nakskor, Denmark, February 11, 1860 and died at Hastings, Nebraska, in the Hastings Sanitarium April 27, 1927 at 8:15 a.m., aged 67 years, 2 months, and 16 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in his native country. He was united in marriage to Anna Cathern Hansen May 12, 1882. To this union two sons and five daughters were born, namely Charles H. Larsen, Greeley, Nebraska; Arthur C. Larsen, Brayton, Nebraska; Dagmar Elizabeth Townsend,, deceased; Mrs. Lillian Merchant, Griswold, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Pumphrey, Norfolk, Nebraska; Mrs. Edith Larsen, Wolbach, Nebraska; and Mrs. Leon Schmediburg, Norfolk, Nebraska. These, together with his wife, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, remain to mourn the loss. In 1883, Mr. Larsen with his family emigrated to America, arriving in Iowa June 14 of that year. In the spring of 1888 he settled in Greeley County, Nebraska, on his farm one mile south of Brayton. He has lived in Wolbach since the spring of 1918. Being among the pioneers of Greeley County, he has a large number of friends who regret his departure. He was known as an affectionate husband, a kind father, and a good neighbor. He was a member of the Masonic Order, from whose circle he will be keenly missed. The family and surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held in Trinity Lutheran church in charge of Rev. R. A. White, assisted by Rev. E. C. Moore, at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, 1927. The remains were laid to rest in the Summit Cemetery ten miles west of Wolbach. The services at the grave were in charge of the members of the Masonic Order. Card of Thanks – During the long illness of our husband and father, the late John N. Larsen, many neighbors and friends were kind to him and to us, and again they were sympathetic and helpful to us following his death. We want each one to know that we have appreciated every word of sympathy and every kind deed. Mrs. John N. Larson and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 5, 1927

Paul C. Larson, 1941
ATTEND FUNERAL FOR FORMER RESIDENT DEC. 20 – Funeral services for Paul C. Larson of Creighton, former resident of this community who died at his home there were held at Creighton Dec. 20. Mr. Larson resided near Wolbach for a number of years where he was a breeder of red polled cattle and had many friends and acquaintances in this section. Attending the funeral from here were his granddaughter, Wilma Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Jens L. Nielsen of Cushing and Mrs. Mary Nielsen of St. Paul.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 1, 1942

Laurs P. Laursen, 1873-1941
Laurs P. Laursen Buried At Dannebrog – Funeral services for Laurs P. Laursen, 66, former resident who died suddenly at Grand Island Sunday evening, were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Dannebrog Lutheran church with Rev. Primrose of St. Paul conducting the services. Burial was in the family lot in the Dannebrog cemetery. The Laursens lived in this community for seven or eight years before moving to Grand Island about seven months ago. About 1934 and 1935 they operated a filling station at the old garage north of Wolbach Oil Co., and later they were employed on the A. J. Larsen farm. Mr. Laursen was born in Denmark April 7, 1873. When he was seven years old he came with his parents to the United States and settled at Dannebrog. After he had reached manhood he engaged in farming. Surviving are his widow, a son Ervie, two daughters, Esther and Mabel.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 3, 1941

Bernard Lawless -1927
TRAGIC ACCIDENT NEAR O'CONNER SUNDAY A car accident which occurred about a mile east of O'Conner Sunday night ended fatally for one young man. Another of the seven youths who were occupants of the car is in serious condition, and four others are injured. The driver lost control of his car and went off the end of a culvert. The car, a Dodge touring car, driven by Louis Ringlein, of Spalding, was traveling 55 to 60 miles per hour when the accident happened. Ringlein is said to have been in three wrecks lately. The other six occupants of the car reside in Freeman Valley precinct. Bernard Lawless was killed almost instantly, his neck being broken. John Walsh, who is in the most critical condition of any of the injured, was crushed about the chest and suffered from hemorrhages. Tuesday afternoon he was reported to be just holding his own. The other five occupants of the car were Joe and James Lawless and Bernard and Ignatious Walsh. Many rumors have been circulated as to the cause of the accident, but those who have first hand information say that it was merely a case of fast and reckless driving. The driver had lost control of the car and was out of the road before he struck the culvert.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, December 29, 1927, pg. 1, column 6

W. B. Lawrence, 1914
W. B. LAWRENCE DIES SUDDENLY – No Clew (sic) as to Whereabouts of Relatives. Death unknown Until Landlord Calls for Breakfast. – W. B. Lawrence, an insurance agent for the Guaranty Life Insurance Company of Omaha died at the Glen View Hotel Wednesday some time during the night. He had complained of a slight pain in his chest earlier in the evening and shortly after supper said that he thot he would go to bed. It was not supposed that he was seriously ill and no thot was given the matter until morning when landlord Bundy went to call him and received no reply. He thot it queer that he could elicit no reply and forced the door to find that the occupant had been dead for some time. Apparently Mrs. Laurence had been asleep and had died without waking. His company was notified but no papers or literature in his possession served to acquaint the coroner with the whereabouts of his relatives. Coroner Brennen and County Atty Boler were notified and a coroners verdict returned showing the death to be accidental and caused by heart failure. The body lies at the McIntyre undertaking parlors for some word from relatives should they be found.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 1, 1914

Wilhelmina (Broehl) Layher, 1858-1911
Obituary – Wilhelmina Broehl was born at Mt. Pulaski, Ills., June 24, 1858. She was united in marriage to Chris Layher July 26, 1875, and died August 5, 1911, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Porter, near Cotesfield, Greeley county, Nebr. She leaves a husband, four daughters, ten sons and one sister: Mr. Fred Sutherland, Mrs. Fred Porter, Misses Nora and Minnie, William, Henry, Fred, Charley, John, Edward, Chris, Julius, Frank, Elmer, and one sister, Mrs. G. A. Dahms. She was christened and confirmed in the Lutheran church and was a life long member. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Porter Aug. 8th at 10 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev. Henry Voegtly. The Fairview choir sang on this occasion.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 10, 1911

George Lean, 1914
Geo. Lean Dead – This community was greatly shocked when word reached here that Geo. Lean of St. Paul, President of the First National bank of this city was taken sick last week and had to be operated on for cancer, and when word reached here Monday morning that he died in the hospital at Grand Island it was almost unbelievable. Mr. Lean was known to many people of this city that will regret to hear of the departure to the great beyond. Mr. Lean died of the cancer after a week sickness. Not knowing the particulars we will publish the obituary next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 26, 1914

Charles Ellis Leftwich, 1871-1942
CHARLES E. LEFTWICH FUNERAL THURSDAY – Charles Ellis Leftwich was the son of Zack and Lizzie Ellis Leftwich, early pioneers of Nebraska. Charles was born October 15, 1871 at the home of his grandparents in Rising Sun, Iowa and was brought to St. Paul in 1872 when less than a year old, the trip being made in a covered wagon. Most of his life has been spent in St. Paul. He has always been interested in agriculture and everything pertaining to farm life. For many years he resided in St. Paul driving back and forth to his farm on Canada Hill, but in 1933 he moved to his farm and has lived there until a year ago, when owing to his wife’s illness he came back to town. Funeral services were held at the McIntyre Funeral Home at 2:30 and at the Presbyterian church at 3:00 o’clock Thursday. The Rev. W. J. Primrose had charge of the services. He is survived by his daughter, Jean Shellenberg and two little granddaughters, Vici and Susan, the latter just two weeks old and also his sister, Mrs. Jeanette Colley.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 5, 1942

Katie (McCugh) Lehman, 1870-1913
Obituary – Katie McCugh was born April 14, 1870 in LaSalle Co., Ill. She was married to W. H. Lehman Dec. 25, 1891 in York Co., and to them three sons were born and they with her husband mourn her death. The lady has been in poor health for the past fifteen years and died Mar. 12, 1913 at their home west and south of Wolbach. The remains were shipped to York Sunday for burial accompanied by her husband and three sons and her brother John McCugh and wife. We extend heartfelt sympathy and kind condolences to the sorrying (sic) husband and sons.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 20, 1913

Rhoda (Burnside) Lentz, 1883-1918
Virgil Lentz, 1918

Obituary – Mrs. John Lentz -- Mrs. John Lentz died Saturday night at 11 o’clock. Her little six year old son, Virgil, died the evening before at 6 o’clock. Both deaths were due to influenza. The double funeral was held Monday morning, Father Feeney conducted the services. The following obituary was prepared for the Citizen: Mrs. Rhoda Lentz was born January 11th 1883, at Davenport, Iowa, and moved with her parents to Nance County, Nebraska when she was six weeks old. She was the daughter of James and Minerva Burnside, who reside near Brayton. She was married to John Lentz at Wolbach seven years ago. To them was born one son, Virgil, who passed away last Friday evening at 6 o’clock. His mother died at 11 o’clock Saturday evening. She has resided in Greeley for the past six years and was highly respected by all. Little Virgil, age six, was a bright manly little fellow and a great friend of all his little playmates. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mrs. Rhoda Lentz leaves to mourn her loss her husband, her parents, James and Minerva Burnside, three brothers and two sisters. They are Mary and Daisy Burnside and Frank, Aaron and Everett Burnside. They all live near Brayton – Greeley Citizen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 24, 1918

Anna Margaret (Langbehn) Leslie, 1864-1948
Last Rites For Anna M. Leslie Held Here Monday – Mrs. Anna M. Leslie passed away Saturday morning in the Memorial hospital at St. Paul having been in ill health for sometime. Last rites were held for Mrs. Leslie Monday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. at McIntyre Funeral Home and at 2:00 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran church, Dr. C. B. Harman officiating. Burial in the Hillside cemetery. The Lutheran choir sang, "Safe in The Arms of Jesus" and "Abide With Me", accompanied by Mrs. Vic Grossart. Pallbearers were: Dr. A. H. Holm, W. L. Cartwright, Paul Paulsen, Ernest Rother, Emil Pedersen and Ed Lange. Anna Margaret Langbehn, daughter of John F. and Louise Langbehn was born September 30, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa and passed away February 28, 1948 at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 28 days. In 1898 she was united in marriage to Harry Ewing Leslie at Omaha, Nebraska. To this union were born two children, Harold and Fred. For many years they lived in St. Louis, Missouri, moving to Nebraska near Spalding in 1918. In 1926 she and her son, Harold moved to a farm near Wolbach, where she lived until her death at the Memorial hospital at St. Paul, Nebraska. Surviving are two sons, Harold of Wolbach and Fred of New York City; a sister, Lena, two brothers, Alfred and Ferdinand of Primrose and three grand children, Harriet, Janice and Robert of Wolbach. The Wolbach Rebekah Lodge attended in a body. Mrs. Leslie was affiliated with this organization for about 22 years of which she held the office of secretary for 14 years, as long as her health permitted her to attend lodge. She will be greatly missed by the members. Relatives attending the last rites were: Fred Leslie of New York City; Alfred Langbehn, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bourn and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bourn of Belgrade.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Louise Davis Lewis, 1861-1941
Funeral Rites For Mrs. Louise Lewis To Be Tomorrow – Services will be at the house at 10:30 and procession will go to Ulysses for burial. – Mrs. Louise Lewis, mother of Ivan Davis passed away at the Davis home Wednesday morning at 3:30 o’clock after a long illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:30 at the house and the procession will then drive to Ulysses, her former home where interment will be made, Rev. E. N. Haugse will officiate. Obituary – Mrs. Louise Lewis was born in Germany March 31, 1861 and passed away in Wolbach, May 21, 1941 at the age of 80 years 1 month and 21 days. She came to America in 1882 and settled in Seward, Nebr. On Dec. 18, 1884 she was united in marriage to Christopher C. Davis of Seward. To this union were born seven children, L. C. Davis of Torrington, Wyo.; I. E. Davis of Wolbach, Neb.; Mrs. James Wolfe of Sargent, Neb.; Mrs. Earl Grim of Turner, Ore.; Mrs. James Wilbourn, Riparia, Wash.; Mrs. W. F. Bouchley of Vermillion, S. D.; and one son, Albert who passed away in infancy. Her husband passed away on April 8, 1914. On May 3, 1916 Mrs. Davis was united in marriage to James J. Lewis of Ulysses. Mr. Lewis passed away in Dec. 17, 1933. Besides her children, she is survived by 3 stepsons, Olaf Lewis of Tamara, Neb.; Harry Lewis of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Irvin Lewis of Willard, Colo., besides grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Lewis was baptized in infancy and confirmed at the age of 14 in the Lutheran church in Germany. Upon coming to Ulysses, Neb. she became a member of the Christian church in which church she held membership to the time of her death. Her life was one of unselfish sacrifice for her family and friends, she faced all of life’s troubles fortified with a true Christian spirit and spent much of her time reading her bible.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, May 22, 1941

Elmer Ellsworth Lincoln, 1860-1924
OBITUARY- Elmer Ellsworth Lincoln was born in Belmont, Portage county, Wisconsin May 24th, 1860 and departed this life Tuesday evening, October 28th, 1924, having lived 64 years, 5 months and 4 days. After coming to Nebraska in 1878 Mr. Lincoln settled in the Fish Creek community, Greeley county. On the 24th of May 1879 at Scotia, Nebraska he was united in marriage to Mrs. Fannie Victoria Nugent and to this union were born 5 sons, Warren, Rollen, Rueben, Earl and Lemuel. During the year 1900 Mr. Lincoln and family moved to Wisconsin his native state where they remained until 1910 when they returned to Nebraska. Mr. Lincoln was a member of the local chapter of “The Modern Woodmen of America No. 1422”. The departed leaves to mourn the loss his wife, five sons, (as referred to above) three brothers- George, Waupaca Wisc., Robert, Bayard, Nebr., Justin, Chicago, Ill. and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Tunks, of Green Bay, Wis. Funeral services were conducted in the Scotia Methodist Episcopal church on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. Jesse A. Monkman, after which the funeral cortege wended its way to the beautiful Mount Hope cemetery where brief burial services were conducted by the members of the local chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America who attended in a body, closing with scripture reading and the benediction by Rev. Monkman. The tender sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved wife and family in this hour of their deep sorrow. - CARD OF THANKS -We wish to take this means of thanking our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in the loss of our husband and father. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings which were received. Mrs. Lincoln and children.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Volume XXX, Thursday, November 6, 1924, pg. 1, column 2

Lee Lincoln, 1901-1925
LEE LINCOLN, WESLEYAN STUDENT, IS KILLED
A complaint charging R. L. Beveridge with failure to stop and give aid following an accident will be filed Tuesday morning, Deputy County Attorney Max G. Towle said Monday, following the death of Lee Lincoln, 23, Nebraska Wesleyan senior, who succumbed at the Lincoln general hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from injuries received Friday night when struck by the car driven by Beveridge. An inquest is to be held at the Wadlow mortuary at 7 pm Monday. Bevridge (sic), who did not stop following the accident, reported to police headquarters Saturday morning when he learned of the seriousness of the boy's injuries. He was interviewed by Deputy County Attorney Max Towle, but no action was taken at that time. Lee was struck while he and Miss Mae Auten were walking along the pavement on West P Street, near Salt Creek bridge, returning from a picnic in company with other students. Bevridge's car struck him with one fender, knocking him to the pavement. He was brought to Lincoln by a passing motorist. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln, of Bayard. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Allen Lincoln, Guy R. Lincoln and E.R. Lincoln. All the immediate family were in Lincoln Sunday, the mother and a brother coming early to witness the commencement exercises in which Lee was to have had a part, and the others coming after word of the accident was received. Lee would have received a degree from the university this week. The direct cause of death was a basal skull fracture. The body is being held at the Wadlow funeral parlors pending arrangements.- Lincoln Star
Lee Lincoln, the victim of the above described accident is well known by many Scotia people as he formerly lived here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln. The many Scotia friends of the Lincoln family will deeply sympathize with them.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, June 4, 1925, pg. 1, column 2

Jacob F. Linderman, 1853-1925
Jacob F. Linderman was born in Pennsylvania, January 20 1853 and died at Stapleton, Nebraska, on Friday, April 24, 1925 aged 72 years, 4 months and 4 days. In (blank space), he was united in marriage to Theodocia Davis. To this union were born seven children, six of whom are now living. They are: Walter Linderman, of Miller; Oliver Linderman who died when two years of age; Mrs. A. J. Dowers, of Elsie; Pearl Linderman, of Stapelton; Fred Linderman of Stapelton; Mrs. Ben Hiett of Scotia; Mrs. Leslie King, of McMinnville, Oregon. He leaves to mourn his loss, the six children and twenty-eight grand children. Mr. Linderman moved to Greeley county fifteen years ago, locating on a farm south of Scotia. He was well known and highly respected by the many people of Scotia and vicinity who knew him. Funeral services were held last Sunday at the Methodist church in Palmer, and the remains were laid to rest in the Rose Hill cemetery at that place. CARD OF THANKS We take this means of expressing our sincere appreciation to our many friends and neighbors for their assistance and kind words of sympathy given us at the death at our beloved father. Also for the floral offerings. Walter Linderman and Family, Mrs. A.J. Dowers and family, Pearl Linderman and family, Fred Linderman and family, Mrs. Ben Hiett and family, Mrs. Leslie King and family.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, April 30, 1925, pg. 1, column 2

Levi Locker, 1856-1926
LEVI LOCKER DIES THIS AFTERNOON Levi Locker, who has been seriously ill at the home of his brother Al, in Scotia, for the past two weeks, passed away shortly after noon today. Mr. Locker is one of the older settlers of Greeley County and at the time of his death was past 71 years of age.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, January 13, 1927, pg. 1, column 2

OBITUARY: Levi Locker was born in Lake County, Indiana, May 2, 1856 and passed from this life last Thursday afternoon, January 13, from a result of a stroke, at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 11 days. He came to Nebraska in 1886 and settled on a farm on Fish Creek and lived there a number of years. Later he moved to Ord, Nebraska, and in 1920 moved to Kimball, Nebraska, and about two years ago he came to Scotia and made his home with his brother Albert. Mr. Locker was married to Aletha Reed, February 16, 1886 and four children were born to this home, three of whom live to survive him. Those surviving him are his wife Mrs. Aletha Locker of Randolph Nebraska, two daughters Mrs. Ida Snyder of Dix, Nebraska, Mrs. Gold of Bridgeport, Nebraska and one son Earl of Detroit, Michigan. Lewis having preceded him in infancy. Also three brothers, Dave and Albert of Scotia and Edward of Oswego, Oregon, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Meyer of Scotia and Mrs. August Grabang of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. There are six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Locker was a member of the Methodist Church and also a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World. “There is a bright day of sunny rest For every dark and troubled night And grief may abide an evening guest, But joy shall come with early light. For God has marked each sorrowing day, And numbered every secret tear, And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay For all his children suffer here.” CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation for the kindness extended at the time of death of our father. Also do we wish to thank the M.W.A., and those who sent floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Snyder, Earl E. Locker.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, January 20, 1927, pg. 1, column 2

A. J. Long, ca. 1844-1911
Obituary – A. J. Long was born in DeKalb county, Ind. in 1884 (sic) and was married to Lucy Ramsdall in Iowa Nov. 15, 1866. The deceased was 22 years old when he was married and moved to Howard county, Nebr., in July 1873 and took a homestead and has remained in that county ever since, until his death June 19th, at 11:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Thursday afternoon. Rev. McDonald, the pastor officiating. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 22, 1911

Lucy (Ramsdill) Long, 1846-1936
Former Resident Passes Away – Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. A. Feldman, were held at the Methodist church of Wolbach Wednesday, May 27 for Mrs. Lucy Long, former Wolbach resident who passed away at her home in Upton, Wyoming, Sunday, May 24. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Lucy Ramsdill Long was born near Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 15, 1846. She was united in marriage to Andrew J. Long September 15, 1862 and to this union were born seven children, Edgar, Simon, Robert, Lawrence, Barbara Vanosdall, Clara and Walter. They came to Nebraska by ox team June, 1873 moving on a farm three miles south of Wolbach where they lived for many years, with the exception of eighteen months when they resided in Wolbach. Her husband proceeded her in death June 14, 1911, after which time she lived with her son Simon on the old homestead. In June 1926 she moved with her son Lawrence to Upton, Wyoming. Mrs. Long is survived by her son Lawrence, five grand-children and eight great-grand-children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 28, 1936

Simon James Long, 1869-1925
Obituary – Simon James Long was born at Dakota, Iowa, April 3, 1869 and died in St. Francis Hospital Grand Island, Nebr., June 19, 1925, aged 56 years, 2 months and 16 days. About 52 years ago he was brought by his parents to Nebraska, where they homesteaded the farm that has ever since been the home. He spent a number of years in railroad work, but ever since the death of his father fourteen years ago the same month and day, he has lived with his mother on the farm. Two brothers and two sisters have also preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lucy Long, by two brothers, Lawrence of Upton, Wyoming and Walter of Ingleside, Nebr., and one nephew and three nieces.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 25, 1925

Lewis Earl Loomer, 1878-1938
Lewis E. Loomer Succumbs Monday – Death follows Illness of Nearly Two Years; Came Here About Thirty-Five Years Ago – Rev. Walter Chittenden of McCool will conduct the last rites for Lewis E. Loomer, 59, at the Trinity Lutheran church this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:00 a.m. (sic) according to arrangements being made Wednesday. The community was grieved to learn of his passing at Ingleside, Nebr., Monday morning, following an illness of about two years duration. Interment will be made in the Arborville, Nebr., cemetery beside his wife and other members of his family who preceded him in death. Lewis Earl Loomer, son of L. S. Loomer and Mary W. Wilde, was born at Arborville, Nebr., August 7, 1878 and passed away at the Ingleside hospital, Monday, March 14, 1938. The early years of his life were spent at Arborville and later at York, Nebraska. On October 25, 1902, he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Clark at York, and shortly following this union they came to Nance county settling in the Timber Creek community. About seventeen years ago they moved to Wolbach where they had since made their home. Mrs. Loomer preceded her husband in death last October 3, 1937. During his life Mr. Loomer was a farmer until in recent years, and had many friends who will mourn his passing. Surviving are his father, L. S. Loomer of York and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gilbert of Nampa, Idaho.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 17, 1938

Sarah Elizabeth (Clark) Loomer, 1876-1937
Mrs. L. E. Loomer Passed To Reward – This community was grieved to learn of the passing of Mrs. L. E. Loomer at a Grand Island hospital early Sunday morning after a illness of short duration although she had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services are to be conducted today (Thursday) at 1 o’clock from the Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. Walter J. Chittenden of McCool conducting the last rites assisted by Rev. John S. Rhine. Interment will be made at Arborville, Nebraska, following brief services at that place. OBITUARY – Sarah Elizabeth Clark, the eldest of the four children of George and Eliza Clark, was born on July 20, 1876 at Montecello, Wisconsin. She was called home from the St. Francis Hospital, October 3, 1937 at the age of 61 years, 2 months, 13 days. When she was about 13 years of age she came to Nebraska with her parents. They located on a farm near McCool Junction, Nebraska. Later the family moved to Benedict where the family home was located until the death of the parents. On October 25, 1902 she was united in Marriage to Lewis E. Loomer at York, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Loomer have lived in and around Wolbach all of their married life. For the last seventeen years they have lived in Wolbach. Mrs. Loomer joined the Congregational Church at Arborville, Nebraska, when she was about twenty years of age. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her passing one brother, Frank, numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Loomer was a loving wife, a loyal friend and neighbor. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. The community joins the Messenger in extending sympathy to those who survive.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 7, 1937

boy Louden about 1917-1927
LOUDEN BOY DIES IN CALIFORNIA Mrs. Louden of Scotia received a telegram telling of the death of the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Louden Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. He had been sick for about a week with spinal meningitis. The Loudens are well known in North Loup and Mrs. Louden was formerly Miss Ethel Olson. Their home is now at Santa Rose, Calif. The sympathy of North Loup friends is extended to them in their bereavement. - Ord Quiz
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, September 8, 1927, pg. 1, column 1

Bertha Irene Lowe, 1909-1923
OBITUARY – Bertha Irene Lowe, daughter of Grant and Helen Lowe, was born at Wolbach, Nebraska August 12, 1909 and died at the General Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 17, 1923 aged 13 years, 10 months and 5 days. She has lived in the community and is well known by everybody. She always attended the Trinity Lutheran church and Sunday school. She was a member of the Pastor’s Juvenile singing class from the beginning, and later of the Beginner’s Choir. In the activities of the Sunday school she always had a part. On August 31, 1922, she was baptized by the pastor, and would have been a member of the catechetical class now being formed for Easter confirmation in 1924. But she is now with the greater class. She was a member of the eight grade graduation class of 1923 in our public school. In the essay contest under the auspices of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, she was a prize winner. Her happy disposition and friendly smile made her a favorite with everybody. She leaves to mourn the loss, her parents, four brothers and two sisters, namely Bradford, Roy, Ernest, Eddie, Cora and Maxine and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. The stricken family and relatives have the profound sympathy of the whole community. Funeral services were held in Trinity Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. A. White, Tuesday, June 19, 1923 at 2:30 P.M. after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends for the kindness shown in our late affliction and especially do we thank the people for the beautiful flowers. Your kindness shall never be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lowe and Family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, June 21, 1923

Bradford Oscar Lowe, 1897-1938
Bradford Lowe Is Suddenly Called – Full American Legion last rites were accorded Bradford O. Lowe, at the Methodist church here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, following brief services in the home with the Rev. E. A. Pedersen, pastor of the Scandinavian Lutheran church conducting the services. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with military services consisting of the sounding of "Taps" by Commander J. C. Wilson and a "Salute to the Dead" by the firing squad. At the church the Methodist choir sang three hymns accompanied by Mrs. H. C. Adams at the piano. Pall bearers were Emil Pedersen, Gus Rother, Howard Tielmann, L. J. Warren, Art Christensen, and Ernest Perry. That "Bud’s" sudden passing was deeply grieved by the community was witnessed when the church was filled with the friends of the man who had lived his life in Wolbach. That his death which occurred without warning Monday afternoon shocked the community was seen by the many beautiful floral tributes among which was a community tribute paid to his memory by his friends and the closing of the business places during the services, also marked the esteem with which he was held by local people. Bradford Oscar Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lowe, was born at Wolbach on the 1st of July, 1897 and passed into eternity on February 7, 1938 at the age of 40 years, 7 months, 6 days. On November 8, 1922 he was married to Hester Piper of Armel, Colorado. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Phyllis and a son, Rolland. On July 26, 1918 he joined in service of the United States Navy and served there until August 19, 1919 at which time he was honorably discharged. He served in active capacity in the American Legion and on the local Boy Scout Board, in which he was unselfishly interested. During his active working days he worked as a farmer and did road work for the county. He was a man respected in this community and though he suffered great physical suffering he bore his burden with a cheerful mein. He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, Mrs. Hester Lowe, one son, Rolland, one daughter, Phyllis, an aged grandmother, Mrs. Betsy Seversen, his father, Grant Lowe, an aunt, Mrs. Grant Lowe, 3 brothers, Roy, Ernest and Eddie, 3 sisters, Mrs. James Gjerman of Lincoln, Maxine and Doris Lowe of Wolbach as well as many other relatives and friends. Including the above named survivors and among other out-of-town friends to attend the services were Mrs. Lowe’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Piper, and her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Piper, all of Armel, Colorado. The sympathy of this community is extended by the Messenger to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 10, 1938

John Leonard Lowe, 1901-1940
Lavina (Crow) Lowe, 1902-1940

Double Funeral For Mr. and Mrs. Lowe Tomorrow – Former well known residents of Wolbach were victims of tragic death in auto accident – A double funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o’clock at the St. Paul Presbyterian church for Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe who were victims of a head-on auto crash near Waco, Neb., Saturday night. Rev. W. J. Primrose will officiate. Mr. Lowe died instantly in the collision and his wife and their 12-year old daughter, Marjorie were seriously injured and were taken to a York hospital, where Mrs. Lowe made a vain struggle for life, passing away Tuesday morning. The car in which they were riding was reduced to a tangled mass of wreckage. The Lowes, who have been living in Grand Island for the past five years where Mr. Lowe was employed in the maintenance department of the Union Pacific, were on their way to Lincoln to spend Sunday with Mrs. Lowe’s mother, Mrs. Jennie Clark. Sheriff L. M. Brock who investigated the tragedy attributed it to severe fog and freezing mist and he did not hold an inquest. Driving on the highways had been made very hazardous during the past week due to heavy fogs and sleet. The driver of the other car was Don Young, a York county farmer and he was less seriously hurt. He was taken to the hospital also. The condition of the daughter, Marjorie, at this writing was fairly good and it is expected that she will recover from her injuries. Mr. Lowe is a former Wolbach resident, having been born and raised here and also attended school here. His parents were pioneers in this community. His tragic death and that of his wife has come as a great shock to their many friends and relatives. Mrs. Jesse Fox, sister of Mr. Lowe, was notified of the accident Sunday morning and left immediately for York where she remained at the bedside of her injured sister-in-law until she passed away. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the Wolbach community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 14, 1940

Double Funeral for Mr. and Mrs. Lowe Was Held – Victims of tragic accident are laid to rest in St. Paul cemetery, Rev. Primrose officiated – At a funeral service that was made doubly sad by the tragic manner in which the deceased victims had met death, relatives and friends Friday afternoon at the St. Paul Presbyterian church paid their final respects to Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe who died as the result of an auto accident near Waco, Neb., Saturday evening March 9. Rev. W. J. Primrose, the pastor, officiated and interment was at St. Paul. Mr. Lowe died instantly in the collision and his wife and 12-year-old daughter Marjorie were seriously injured. Mrs. Lowe died Tuesday morning. Many Wolbach people and others from the community who had known the Lowes for many years attended the services. Obituary of John Leonard Lowe: John Leonard Lowe was born on December 9, 1901 at Wolbach, Neb., and met death in an auto accident March 9, 1940 at the age of 38 years and 3 months. He was the son of the late John M. and Sinnia Lowe. His boyhood days were spent in Wolbach where he received his education and grew to manhood. He was married to Lavina Crow of St. Paul, Neb., August 29, 1924 at Julesburg, Colo. To this union was born a daughter, Marjorie LaVonne. They lived in St. Paul for several years, later moving to Grand Island where he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. His wife followed him in death three days later from injuries received in the same accident. John was a devoted husband and father, a kind loving brother and considerate of his many friends. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Marjorie LaVonne, five sisters, Mrs. Jessie Fox of Wolbach; Mrs. Walter J. Sawicki, Sterling, Colo.; Mrs. W. J. Ramey, Arcadia, Neb.; Mrs. Frederick Aufderheide, St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs. Norton Douthit, Boise, Ida.; three brothers, Trevor, Portland, Ore.; Dale, Boise, Ida.; and Harold of Quincy, Mass. and other relatives and many friends. Pallbearers were Sam Klein, Ernest Perry, Ray Rhinehart, Charles Williams, Ray Miller and James Cartwright. Obituary of Mrs. John L. Lowe: Following a auto accident Saturday night, March 9, which occurred on the highway east of York, Neb., and in which her husband was instantly killed, Mrs. Lavina Lowe of Grand Island passed away Tuesday morning, March 12 in the Lutheran hospital at York from injuries received in the accident. Lavina Crow, daughter of Joe and Virginia Crow, was born at St. Paul, Neb., March 16, 1902 and passed away at the age of 37 years, 11 months and 24 days. Lavina attended school in St. Paul and after graduation from high school taught for four years in the public schools of Howard county. She was married to John L. Lowe of Wolbach, Neb., at Julesburg, Colo., August 29, 1924. To this union was born a daughter, Marjorie LaVonne, who is 12 years old. After living in and near St. Paul they moved to Grand Island where they had resided since. Mrs. Lowe was converted and became a member of the Methodist church November 2, 1919. Lavina was a kind and loving wife and mother, always interested in the welfare of her family and very considerate of her friends to whom she endeared herself very much. Those remaining to mourn her passing are her daughter, Marjorie LaVonne of Grand Island; her mother, Mrs. Roy Clarks of Lincoln; one sister, Mrs. Paul Grabish of Ventura, Calif.; and a brother, Richard Crow of Grand Island and many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were George Kinney, Floyd McCartney, Charles Potts, Harry Jacobs, George Zlomke and Milton Ruebeck.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 21, 1940

John Miner Lowe, 1859-1932
Early Settler Called to His Final Reward – John M. Lowe, one of the pioneer settlers in this part of Nebraska, passed away at the home of his son, John, Jr., at St. Paul Tuesday evening June 28 at 9:30 o’clock at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 16 days. Mr. Lowe was taken seriously ill on June 4th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Fox, south of Wolbach, and was removed to the Sallman hospital at St. Paul for treatment, and later to the home of his son at that place. Although his condition seemed to be somewhat improved, he remained critically ill until his death came. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, 2:00 p.m. at the Wolbach Methodist church. The body will be brought to Wolbach Friday morning and after 10 o’clock will be lying in state at the church until the time of the funeral. Rev. Primrose of St. Paul is to conduct the service. Mr. and Mrs. Lowe came to Nebraska from Red Oak, Iowa, almost fifty years ago and after living a short time in Nance county, took a homestead north of Wolbach on what is now the Dr. Holm farm. Mrs. Lowe passed away Oct. 21, 1927. For more than four decades Mr. and Mrs. Lowe and their children have taken their part among those who have helped in building up this community. The children and other surviving relatives have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends here in their bereavement at this time.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 30, 1932

Funeral Services Held For J. M. Lowe – The remains of J. M. Lowe, long time resident of this community were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery here last Friday afternoon, the funeral services being held at the Wolbach Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The body was brought from St. Paul where Mr. Lowe passed away Friday morning and lay in state at the church until the services were held. Rev. Primrose of St. Paul Presbyterian church delivered the sermon as was requested by Mr. Lowe before his death. Rev. Primrose gave a very impressive talk and was assisted in the service by Dr. R. A. White and Rev. H. A. Feldman of Wolbach. Dr. White’s reminiscences of some events in the life of Mr. Lowe during the early history of this community, which gave testimony of his public spirit and generosity, were of much interest to the congregation. The Wolbach Odd Fellows, of which lodge Mr. Lowe was a charter member, were in attendance and had charge of the services at the cemetery. The church was filled, and many of those who came to pay their last respects to the departed friend were unable to find a place within the building. A wealth of floral gifts were in evidence about the casket and the altar. Following is a sketch of the life history of Mr. Lowe: OBITUARY – John Miner Lowe was born in Maryland, Hartford County, July 12, 1859 and died at the home of his son in St. Paul, Nebr., June 28, 1932, age 72 years, 11 months, 16 days. He was married to Sinnia Ann Gregg at Red Oak, Iowa in 1882, who proceeded him in death five years ago. To this union were born sixteen children, of whom seven preceded their parents in death. He is survived by five daughters, Jessie Fox of Wolbach, Emma Sawicki of Peetz, Colo., Arthella Ramsey of Arcadia, Keturah Aufderheide of St. Louis, Mo. and Ruby Douthit of Greeley, four sons, Trevor of Hollister, Idaho, Johnnie of St. Paul, Nebr., Dale of Boise, Idaho and Harold of the U. S. Navy, three brothers, Reasin of Haverly Grace, Maryland, Grant of Wolbach and Colfax of York, Pa., three sisters, Ruth Ann Morris of Stewartstown, Pa., Mrs. Wm. Messner of Wolbach and Mrs. Alie Anstine of Meadow Grove, thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. With his wife he came to Nebraska the spring of 1885 and settled on a farm near Wolbach, later moving to town where he was active in several business enterprises. In 1918 he moved with his family on a farm one mile south of Wolbach where he lived until 1931 when he retired from the farm and again made his home in Wolbach. He, like his wife, in the pioneer days and until these later days was never too busy to help and assist where he was needed. He will be missed greatly by his children, relatives and a host of friends. He was a charter member of the Oddfellow Lodge and also the Rebekah Lodge from which he seldom missed a meeting of either. In his boyhood days he united with the Presbyterian church in Pennsylvania of which he has always remained a member. Crossed The Missouri On the Ferry – Mrs. Wm. Messner, sister of the late J. M. Lowe, who accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lowe to Nebraska from Iowa, tells of the thrill she experienced while crossing the Missouri river at Omaha in 1885 on the ferry. The angry Missouri lashed the ferry about until Mrs. Messner feared that the boat would break in two and drop them all into the water. Card of Thanks – Our sincere appreciation is extended to our neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown to us during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved father. We especially thank the Oddfellows for their many acts of kindness and helpfulness, the ministers for their words of comfort and the choir for the music. We appreciate too the many floral gifts which were received. Mrs. Jessie Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sawicki, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Aufderheide, Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Norion Douthit.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 7, 1932

Ona Bernice Lowe, 1907-1918
OBITUARY – Ona Bernice Lowe, daughter of John and Sinia Lowe, was born January 29, 1907, and departed this life Sunday, April 28th, 1918 aged 11 years and 3 months. She leaves to mourn her loss, mother, father, five sisters and four brothers, namely, Mrs. John Fox, Auburn, Ill., Trevor A. Lowe, St. Maries, Idaho, (who was unable to be here at this time), Mrs. Walter Sawicki, Wolbach, Nebr., Mrs. Wm. J. Ramsey, Ord, Neb., Keturah, John, Dale, Harold and Ruby. Four sisters and three brothers have preceded her to the Heavenly home. Ona was a sweet Christian child which showed in her bright shining face and kindly acts, beloved by her teachers and all who knew her. Tho’ but a child she was motherly by nature and different from most children of her age. She took an interest in the home, not selfish but always thinking of the comfort and happiness of others, never complaining, not even in the hours of her serious sickness and extreme suffering, she was patient to the end. Ona’s death was caused by acute appendicitis. Ona was a member of the Methodist Sunday School and was much interested in the Sunday school contest for membership and worked hard that her side might win. She prized the pin which she now wears indicating the side for which she was working. How beautiful to end life’s journey in the Sunday School work for the Master. "Come let the burial rite be read, The funeral song be sung! An anthem for, the queenliest dead That ever died so young Born unto beauty and born into bloom, Victor immortal Oe’r death and the tomb." Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Rev. J. M. Johnson officiated, assisted by Rev. White of the Lutheran church.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 2, 1918

Sinnea Ann (Gregg) Lowe, 1867-1927
Mrs. J. M. Lowe Called To Her Final Reward – This community was shocked last Friday morning when it was learned that Mrs. J. M. Lowe had passed away at the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island. Mrs. Lowe suffered a stroke about two years ago and since that time had not been very well. On Tuesday evening of last week she was taken ill, and Mr. Lowe brought her in to the W. J. Sawicki home in town where she remained until Thursday morning when she was taken to the hospital at Grand Island. She passed away there at seven o’clock Friday morning. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with services at the house and at the Methodist church, conducted jointly by Rev. White and Rev. Braymen. One of the largest crowds that ever gathered for a similar event in Wolbach was present, which shows the deep respect and love felt for Mrs. Lowe in this community. Her body was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. Many out-of-town relatives and friends were present at the funeral, including Mrs. Lowe’s mother, Mrs. Mary L. Ketchum of Lake City, Iowa; Mrs. Nora Young of Rockwell City, Iowa, her sister; Mrs. Sarah Smith, an aunt, of Genoa; Pearl Smith, Rosa Smith of Genoa and Lynn Smith of Boone, cousins of the deceased. OBITUARY – Sinnea Ann Gregg was born December 4, 1867, in Sidney, Iowa and died in Grand Island, Nebraska, October 21, 1927, aged 59 years, 10 months and 18 days. She was married to John M. Lowe at Red Oak, Iowa, in 1883, and to this union was born sixteen children of whom seven have preceded her in death. Her father and brother preceded her in death many years ago. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Ketchum of Lake City, Iowa, her husband, five daughters, Jessie Fox and Emma Sawicki of Wolbach, Arthelia Ramsey of Arcadia, Keturah Auferheide of St. Louis, and Ruby Douthit of Greeley; four sons, Trevor of Hollister, Idaho, Johnnie of St. Paul, Dale of Wolbach, and Harold of the U. S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. Nora Young of Rockwell City, Iowa; twelve grand children and one great grand child. With her husband she came to Nebraska in the spring of 1885 and settled on a farm near Wolbach, later moving to town which at that time was only a few buildings. She has made this her home ever since helping in the advancement of our village in every way possible. In the pioneer days she was never too busy to visit a sick friend, and her dear motherly face will be missed from so many places, at the sick bed, in the house of sorrow, and at social gatherings. Everyone from the littlest child to the oldest inhabitant will feel the loss. She was a great lover of nature, and many a tree and bit of shrubbery about town stands as a tribute to her memory. Her generous nature and old time hospitality endeared her to even her slightest acquaintances. She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors and a member of the Rebekah Lodge in which she held the Vice-grand’s chair. She was also a member of the M. E. Ladies Aid. She will be sadly missed from all these societies as she loved her work in connection with them so well. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. CARD OF THANKS – Since it is almost impossible to reach each one personally, we take this means of extending our sincere thanks to the many friends and the lodges for their tireless efforts, assistance and kind words of consolation, also for the beautiful floral offerings, during the sad hours of our bereavement. John M. Lowe and children, Mrs. Mary Ketchum, Mrs. Nora Young.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 27, 1927

Jonas Lucht, 1934
Jonas Lucht Dies At St. Paul – Jonas Lucht of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming died at St. Paul early yesterday morning of pneumonia. Mr. Lucht who was at that place with a car load of potatoes is reported as having been ill but a few days. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mabel Lucht and two sons, Floyd and Marvin. Mrs. Lucht and sons attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. E. M. Stickley, two weeks ago.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 18, 1934

Luther P. Ludden, 1854-1915
DR. LUDDEN DEAD – Dedicated Local Lutheran Church And Was Known By Many Local People – Dr. Luther P. Ludden, former pastor of the Grace Lutheran church of Lincoln, and prominent churchman of the town for the last twenty-five years, died suddenly Thursday night at Willingston, S. D., according to word received by his wife at 1336 D Street. He had been a sufferer from kidney trouble for a long time, and that is thought to have been the cause of his death. He was in Dakota in temporary charge of a pulpit, one of his duties as field secretary of the board of missions of the Lutheran church. The body will be brought to Lincoln for burial. Dr. Ludden is survived by a wife, of Lincoln and four children: Mrs. Alden, Kimball; Miss Carrie Ludden, teacher in the Kerney (sic) normal school; John, instructor in the St. Paul, Nebr. high school; and LeRoy on a ranch in Blaine county. Dr. Ludden, 60 years of age December 19, 1914, came to Lincoln twenty-five years ago to establish an English Lutheran church. For thirteen years he was at the head of the institution he founded. Then he went into field secretary work, where he has been since. He was born in Madison, Vt., spent his early days in New York and came to Lincoln from a charge in Albany, New York. (Lincoln Star) – Rev. Ludden was well and favorably known in this vicinity having dedicated the Lutheran church in this city and also filling the pulpit at various times.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 11, 1915

Cecelia F. Lux  (1925-2005). 
Cecelia F. Lux, 79, a resident of the Beaverton [Oregon] Community died, Thursday evening, July 21, 2005 at her home in Beaverton [Oregon]. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church; 5105 SW Franklin Ave. in Beaverton with Fr. Peter O'Brien, officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 29, 2005 at St. Matthew Catholic Church; 447 SE 3rd Ave in Hillsboro with Fr. Hugo Maese, MSpS, officiating. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception following the Funeral Mass to be held at the Costello Center next to St. Matthew Grade School. A private family vault interment will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Portland, OR. Cecelia Florence Lux was born on November 22, 1925 in Spalding, Nebraska. She was one of eight children born to Joseph and Rosina (Altheuser) Kleffner. She was raised and received her education in Spalding. She graduated from Spalding Academy High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Edwin Eugene Lux at the Sacred Heart Parish in Portland, OR on February 7, 1947. Following their marriage they made their home in Portland until 1951 when they moved to Beaverton. Cecelia was a homemaker and she raised her eight children on the family farm in Beaverton. They would take their family on vacations to the coast, Central Oregon, and picnics to Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls. Edwin had died in 1994. Cecelia and Edwin celebrated over 47 years of marriage together. Cecelia was an active member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church for over 50 years. All of Cecelia's children attended the grade school and she volunteered as a parent club officer and room mother. She was also an active member in St. Cecilia's prayer circle. Cecelia volunteered as coordinator for the Aloha Wheels on Meals for ten years. She also delivered food boxes for many years to needy families. She "adopted" many elderly people who needed help and friendship. She was a member of the Jacktown Women's Club for many years. Cecelia was an avid supporter of 4-H. Her home was always "open" to friends and family and would always have an "extra" guest for the holidays and family celebrations. Cecelia was always there for her children and had a very special place for her grandchildren. Up until her death she enjoyed monthly lunch outings with her long-time friends from her school parent days at St Cecilia's. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning. She made toys, stuffed animals and puppets for her grandchildren and charity bazaars. She enjoyed the yearly family celebrations at Rockaway Beach and would participate in the July 4th parade. She will be remembered as a happy, religious, person who would maintain long friendships. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; her parents, Joseph and Rosina; her siblings, Herman, Arnold, Louie, Leo, Agnus, and Kathryn. Survivors include her eight children and their spouses: Frank and Trisha Lux (Hillsboro), Diane Smith (Beaverton), Michael and Laurie Lux (Hillsboro), Jerry Lux (Cornelius), Greg and Eva Lux (Beaverton), Bob and Brenda Lux (Forest Grove), Beth and Steve Haugen (Beaverton) Dave and Jean Lux (Cornelius); her grandchildren: Tony, Emily, Pete, Katie, Nick, Tim, Chris, Jeff, Mary Lou, Patty, Cecelia, Amy, Melissa, Megan, Jim, Andy, Stephanie, Coleman, Eddie, Justin, Ann, Jennifer, Jerry, and Brian; a sister: Clara Rivelli; four sisters-in-law: Jeanette Baker, Victoria Lux, Letha Kleffner, and Veronica Kleffner. .... Funeral services provided by Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland Oregon, Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

Flora (Connors) Lyions, 1849-1917
Grandma Lyons (sic) Takes Poison – Grandma Lyons, living on the south side, last Tuesday afternoon, drank a small bottle of poison, and short time after medical aid was summoned Mrs. Lyons succumbed from the effects of the deadly drug. Shortly before the deed was committed, Mrs. Lyons called Mrs. Tom Lantz to her residence, and when she arrived, Mrs. Lyons had drank of the fluid, and was struggling hard for life. Mrs. Lantz immediately called for the doctor, but when he arrived, nothing could be done. The cause of the rash act being despondency. At this writing no plans have been made for the funeral. A complete obituary will be published next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 26, 1917

Obituary – Mrs. Flora Connors Lyions, was born in the Providence of Ontario Canada 1849 near Paisley, and died on Tuesday evening April 24th, aged 68 years. She was united in marriage to Wm. Lyons in the year 1868 and to this union were born five children, 3 girls and 2 boys, all are living and were present at the funeral. They resided on a farm in Canada until March 1878, when they, with their family moved to Nebraska, and located on a homestead two miles southeast of Wolbach. In November 1901 Wm. Lyons passed away and since that time Mrs. Lyons has made her home in Wolbach. Mrs. Lyions was converted and united with the Presbyterian church in 1894, and in 1904 united with the M. E. church of Wolbach. Funeral services were held last Thursday, and conducted by Rev. J. M. Johnson, pastor of the M. E. church, and burial was made in the Wolbach cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 3, 1917


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