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David C. Maddox, 1842-1916
Obituary – David C. Maddox was born near Ripley, Brown county, Ohio September 16th, 1842 and died in Lincoln, Nebraska, February 5th, 1916, age 73 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was united in marriage with Martha Alice Ayers May 30, 1866. To this union were born 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. He came west with his family in 1870 and settled in Page county, Iowa where they resided continuously, until about 8 years ago when he came to make his home with his two sons, W. H. Maddox of this place and Ed Maddox of Waverly, this state. The deceased united with the M. E. church at the age of 12 years and was always an active member whenever circumstances permitted his attending services. Those of the immediate family left to mourn his loss are two sons, Ed Maddox of Waverly, this state and W. H. Maddox of Wolbach, Nebr. The mother, two daughters and one son having preceded him in answer to the call of the All Wise. Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery at Waverly, Monday February 7th at 2 p.m.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 10, 1916

Elwood Maddox, 1922
Meets Accidental Death – Elwood, the four year son of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Maddox, residing near Calloway, met death one day last week by being thrown from an auto into a wire fence. The lad was in the field with his father and brother, when the barn of a neighbor who was ill, was seen to be on fire. The father placed the boys in the back seat and started for the fire. On the way the car struck a pile of loose dirt, skidded and threw the little boy out of the seat into the wire fence. Two doctors were called but the little fellow died the following morning. His scalp was almost torn from his head by the wire, and he never regained consciousness after the accident. The father of the deceased lad is a cousin of Mrs. Maddox, proprietor of the Glenview hotel of Wolbach.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 4, 1922

Martha Alice (Ayers) Maddox, 1845-1911
Obituary – Martha Alice Ayers was born in Brown County, Ohio, Dec. 2nd 1845. Died at the home of her son, near Waverly, June 25, 1911 aged 65 years, 6 months, 23 days. The deceased was married to D. C. Maddox May 21, 1867. To this union was born five children, three sons and two daughters, and one son having preceded to the great beyond. She united with the M. E. church in her girlhood, since that time has lived a devout Christian life. Her husband and two sons, W. H. Maddox of town and Edwin of Waverly survive her. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, near Waverly, Rev. Geo. Hylton officiating, Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 29, 1911

Mary Elizabeth (Collins) Maddox, 1884-1927
Mrs. W. H. Maddox Dies Suddenly – Mrs. Maddox died Tuesday morning at about seven o’clock of apoplexy after lying unconscious for several hours. She was not feeling well Monday and late in the night suffered a stroke from which she never recovered. Two years ago last winter Mrs. Maddox suffered her first stroke and for several weeks was very sick. Since that time she has never been in the best of health, but has, nevertheless, gone about her hotel business, and has devoted herself to providing a home for her children. Eight years ago last fall, her husband succumbed to an attack of flu, since which time Mrs. Maddox has carried the burden of being both provider and mother to her family. She has won the deepest respect of all in the community, and deep sympathy is felt for the children who are left. Virgil, who is oldest of the children remaining at home, has expressed his intention of continuing the hotel business and keeping the home intact. Mrs. Maddox leaves four children: Agnes, the oldest, is located in California, Virgil, Helen and LaFern are still living at home. One child passed away in infancy. Funeral services are planned for this morning (Thursday) at 10:30, to be held at the Methodist church. Rev. Moore will deliver the sermon, and the Rebekah and Royal Neighbor lodges will have charge of the services. Later: Mrs. Maddox’s funeral has been postponed until Sunday, as word was received from her daughter Agnes in California, that she is on her way here.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 9, 1927

Mrs. Maddox Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Collins was born at Muncie, Indiana, October 20, 1884 and died at Wolbach, Nebraska, June 7, 1927, aged 42 years, 7 months and 17 days. She was married October 8, 1902, at Rockport, Missouri, to Walter Maddox, who preceded her in death December 6, 1918. To this union were born five children, of whom one died in infancy, and whom four survive, namely: Mrs. Agnes Kerney, San Diego, California and Virgil, Helen and LaFern of Wolbach. She is also survived by her father, W. C. Collins, of Fairfax, Missouri, by three brothers, Clifford of Plainview, Nebraska, Fred of Boise, Idaho, and Ernest of Rockport, Missouri; and by four sisters: Mrs. Rosa Henderson of Canada, Mrs. Esther Cookston of Norfolk, Nebraska, Mrs. Maud Branson of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mrs. Blanche French, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Union City, Missouri in girlhood, and February 15, 1914 she united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Wolbach. CARD OF THANKS – Neighbors and friends were very kind to us during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear mother, Mary E. Maddox, and we take this means of thanking each one for their help and sympathy. We desire especially to thank the Rebekahs, Odd Fellows, and Royal Neighbors for their kindness and help at this time of trouble. The children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 16, 1927

Walter H. Maddox, 1878-1918
OBITUARY – Walter H. Maddox was born December 14th 1878 in Montgomery Co., Ia., and died at his home at Wolbach, Neb., December 6th, 1918 at the age of 39 years, 11 months and 23 days. He was taken ill with influenza Friday, November 29th, and died the following Friday. He was married to Mollie Collins, October 8th, 1902. To this union five children were born, Agnes, age 13, Virgil, age 9, Helen, age 7 and LaFern, age 9 months. One child died in infancy. He was a member of the M. E. church and a faithful worker in the Epworth League. He was a kind and loving husband and highly respected citizen. Brief funeral services were held at the grave Saturday afternoon. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the kindness shown us during the illness of husband and brother, also for the floral offerings. Mrs. Mollie Maddox and family, Ed Maddox.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 12, 1918

Franklin Madison, 1857-1925
ACCIDENT PROOVES FATAL (Parnell Correspondent) On June 7, while stacking hay, Frank Madison, fell from a hay stack and broke his neck. Mr Madison lived about ten minutes after the accident happened. Mr. Madison was working for Wesley Williams of North Loup, at the time of his death. The body was brought to the home of his brother, Charlie Madison, of Horace. Funeral arrangements have not been made to date, but it is thot (sic) that the funeral will be held Tuesday, June 9, if distant relatives do not come.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, June 11, 1925, pg. 1, column 3

OBITUARY Franklin Madison was born in Wisconsin March 2nd, 1857 and spent his early boyhood days there, moving to Illinois when he grew to young manhood. Later the family moved to Jefferson County, Nebraska where they lived for three years, when they moved to Greeley County, Nebraska where he spent the remaining part of his life. He was a cheerful and kind friend who was always ready to help where needed. Mr Madison passed away on June 7th, 1925 at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 5 days. Deceased leaves to mourn their loss three brothers and one sister, namely Eugene, of Orange, California, Charles of Horace, Nebraska, Calvin of St. Cloud, Florida and Mrs. Lillie Dennis of Arthur, Nebraska besides many relatives and friends. The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved relatives in this hour of their great sorrow. Services were conducted in the home of Mr. Charles Madison of Horace by Rev. Jesse A. Monkman of Scotia on Wednesday, June 10th at 2 p.m. and interment made in the Mount Hope Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly helped us and gave us so many words of sympathy at the death of our beloved brother. Also for the floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dennis.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, June 18, 1925, pg. 1, column 1

Mina Madison, 1888-1940
Mrs. Mina Madison Buried at Scotia – The funeral of Mrs. Mina Madison, Greeley county resident for the past 43 years who died at her home in Greeley Saturday following a long illness, was held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Methodist church at Scotia. Burial was at Scotia. Mrs. Madison was born May 3, 1888 at Mitchell, S. D. and at the age of one year moved with her parents to Missouri where the family lived until 1897 when they came to Greeley county. She was married to Hailey Madison about 1909 and to this union were born four children. Surviving are the children: Floyd Madison of Scotia; Earl Madison of North Platte; Mrs. Grace Claussen and Les Madison. Attending the funeral from here were Gus Haggstrom and Charles Dollarhide.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 4, 1940

Harry Madsen, 1896-1918
Obituary – Harry Madsen was born in Howard County, Nebraska, September 22, 1896, and died at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha September 29th, 1918, aged 22 years and 7 days. He leaves to mourn the loss his father and mother, Nels and Maren Madsen, three brothers and six sisters, namely: Christ Madsen, Holt County, Nebraska; Mrs. Catharine Lowe, St. Marie, Idaho; Mrs. Marie Gillard, Lewellen, Nebraska; Mrs. Sena Miner, Grand Island, Nebraska; Mrs. Carrie Anderson, Peter, Willie, Eva and Mabel Madsen, Wolbach Nebraska. He was baptized in infancy in the Lutheran Church. Having been brought up in this community, he was well known, and on account of his many good qualities, he leaves a host of friends behind him, who were greatly shocked by his untimely death. His death was the result of an auto accident as he was returning from the Howard County Fair. This is one more illustration of the truthful saying of Holy Writ that "We know not what a day may bring forth." The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community. Thursday, October 3rd, at 2:30 p.m., funeral services were held in the Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, assisted by Rev. J. M. Johnson, after which the remains were interred in Hillside Cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our appreciation of the kindness of friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved son and brother, for their words of condolence and sympathy and for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Niels Madsen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 10, 1918

John Madsen, 1845-1925
Obituary – John Madsen was born in Moen, Denmark, July 7, 1845 and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Lund, 5 miles southeast of Wolbach in Howard county January 27, 1925, aged 79 years, 6 months and 30 days. In infancy he was baptized and in youth confirmed in the Lutheran church in Denmark. In 1867 he emigrated to America, and for a time lived in Chicago. Afterward he lived in Saunders county, Nebraska. He finally settled in Howard county, near Wolbach about 30 years ago. He was married at Fremont to Hannah Pearson January 29, 1873. To this union was born one son and one daughter. The son Olof Madsen preceded the father to the Better Land December 29, 1918. For a time he lived in Wolbach and was identified with the Danish Lutheran church of that town. The last years of his life were spent in his original home with Mr. and Mrs. Lund, the latter having been the wife of his son when living, and remained a loving daughter to him. There remains to mourn the loss his daughter, Mrs. Mary Johns on of Omaha, three stepsons, Pete Lind, Avery, Nebr., Swan Lind, Malmo, Neb., Nels Lind, Superior, Wis. Besides these the former wife of his son, Mrs. Lund, 4 grand children and four great-grand children survive him. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. A. White were held at the home Friday, January 30 at 2:30 p.m. The burial was in Rock Creek cemetery. Being well known he will be missed by many. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 5, 1925

Karen Kirstine (Axelsen) Madsen, 1874-1935
Mrs. Carl Madsen Called to Reward – This community was grieved and shocked on hearing of the sudden passing of Mrs. Carl Madsen, Monday night at the St. Paul hospital where she had been taken that day. Mrs. Madsen’s health has not been good during the past several years. Four years ago she underwent a major operation. Although her health was not the best, it was not until Monday morning that her condition became alarming. She suffered a stroke which together with other complications was the cause of her death. Funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. S. S. Kaldahl assisted by the Rev. J. C. Petersen of Dannebrog were held in Trinity Lutheran Church Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. Mr. George Robertsen sang both at the home and church. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery with Rasmus Pedersen, M. H. Tellmann, Albert Swanson, Art Christensen, Chris Trautmann and August Larsen serving as pall bearers. OBITUARY – Mrs. Madsen, whose maiden name was Karen Kirstine Axelsen, was born Jan. 14, 1874 in Odense, Denmark, reaching the age of 61 years, six months and eight days. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith of the State Church of Denmark. She migrated to this country in the year 1899 with her brother Axel Axelsen. They came to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they were in the dairy business together. Two years later they came to Greeley county where Mr. Axelsen was going to farm. Mrs. Madsen was united in marriage to Carl Madsen in the year 1902 by the Rev. J. C. Petersen of Dannebrog. They settled on a farm west of town, which has been the home of the family since. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. Two daughters died in infancy. Mr. Madsen passed away in 1922. The Madsen family became members of the Scandinavian Lutheran Church in 1920. They have been faithful members of that church ever since. Mrs. Madsen was very faithful in supporting her church in all its activities. She leaves to mourn her departure her three sons, Christian, Mads Peder and Carl Anker, one daughter, Agnes, one brother, Axel Axelsen of Blair, Nebraska, a number of other relatives and a host of friends. May God bless her memory. The profound sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing children and relatives. Among the out of town friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Rasmusen of Farwell, Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen of Dannebrog, Mrs. Lothrop and daughter of St. Paul and Ed Lothrop of Spalding. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank each and every one of our kind neighbors, friends and relatives who were so kind and helpful during the illness and following the death of our beloved mother. May God bless each and every one of you. Chris, Mads, Peder, Carl and Agnes Madsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 25, 1935

Mads Carl Madsen, 1865-1922
CALLED TO HIS REWARD – Carl Madsen, Progressive Farmer is Suddenly Stricken -- Friends were shocked last Friday morning when the word went around that Carl Madsen, one of Greeley county’s most progressive farmers, residing about four miles west of Wolbach, died very suddenly the previous evening as a result of heart failure. Deceased was a man well known in the community, having, through hard work and close attention to business, gained a place in the financial world where he could enjoy the result of his labors when death claimed him. It is said he had not complained of feeling badly, but that death came suddenly. Mads Carl Madsen was born in Almtoft, Denmark, March 21, 1865, and at his death was 56 years, 9 months and 20 days of age. He was baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran church in Denmark and belonged to that church at time of death. He came to America in 1901 and became a citizen of the U. S. In 1902 he was united in marriage to Karen Kristine Axelem (sic) by Rev. Mr. Petersen and settled on his farm near Wolbach, where they resided until his death. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter, Christian, 19; Mads Peter, 17; Carl Anker, 15; and Agnes, 10. Two daughters died in infancy. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Rasmus Hansen of Wolbach, and two sisters and one brother residing in Denmark. Funeral services were held from the Wolbach Lutheran church on Monday at 2 o’clock p.m., the same being conducted by Rev. J. C. Peterson of Dannebrog. Many business houses of the town were closed during the funeral hour. Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved relatives during their hour of grief.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 19, 1922

Maren (Jensen) Madsen, 1860-1920
Mrs. Nels Madsen – Maren Jensen was born in Jutland, Denmark, May 10th, 1860, and died at her home near Wolbach, March 3rd, 1920, aged 59 years, 9 months and 28 days. In infancy she was consecrated in baptism and in early life was confirmed in the Danish Lutheran Church to which faith she adhered to during life. She was united in marriage to Nels Madsen, April 3rd, 1879. To this union was born ten children, nine of whom are living, namely, Christ Madsen of Amelia, Nebraska; Catherine Lowe, St. Maries, Idaho, Sena Miner, Grand Island, Nebraska; Marie Gilliard, Chadron, Nebraska; Carrie Andersen, Peter Will, Eva and Mabel Madsen, of Wolbach, Nebraska. Her son Harry, preceded her to the great beyond in 1918. In 1892 she came to America with her husband and six children. She resided near Wolbach until her death. She will be remembered as a kind neighbor, an affectionate wife and a loving mother, all of whom will sorely miss her. Funeral services, largely attended were conducted in Trinity Lutheran church by Rev. R. A. White, Sunday, at 2 o’clock p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. Card of Thanks – We hereby wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for the kind help and sympathy extended to us during the illness of our beloved wife and dear mother and in the sad bereavement. Nels Madsen and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 11, 1920

Marthine (Anderson) Madsen, 1876-1939
Mrs. O. P. Madsen Succumbs Sunday – Rev. E. N. Haugse, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church conducted the last rites for Mrs. O. P. Madsen, 63, at the church Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Madsen’s death Sunday at Hastings marked the passing of another member of a pioneer family and the community grieves her death. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with Paul Paulsen, E. L. Johnson, Jacob DeLaurant, Chris P. Christensen, Andrew Christensen and M. H. Teilmann as pallbearers. Mrs. Marthine Madsen was born Marthine Anderson at Grenan, Denmark on April 5, 1876 and passed away at the hospital in Hastings on May 28, 1939 at the age of 63 years, one month and 23 days. As a child Mrs. Madsen was baptized in the Lutheran Faith and was confirmed at the age of 14 and continued in this faith until the end. She was also a member of the Danish Sisterhood. In 1899 she came to this country and was united in marriage to Ole P. Madsen, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1928. She visited her homeland twice, once in 1911 and again in 1934. She leaves to mourn her death three sons, John, Julius and Albert of Wolbach; three step children, Sam of Curtis, Martin of Wolbach and Mrs. Petera Hillar of Seattle, Washington; three grandchildren, Velma, Shirley and Norma; two step grandchildren, George and Anna Hillar and four brothers and one sister in Denmark besides a host of friends and neighbors. The Messenger joins the community in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 1, 1939

N. J. Madsen, ca. 1838-1915
Died – N. J. Madsen, who for the past seventeen years has been living with A. Frandsen, died at their home on Tuesday, March 23rd. Mr. Madsen was ill for a short time and after hovering between life and death for one short week, finally succumbed to the illness that took him to the other life. He was 77 years old. Services were held at the Logan church, and the body was interred in the North Logan cemetery on Friday, March 22th. (sic) L. P. Madsen, a son, and J. J. Jorgensen, a near relative, both of Council Bluffs were in attendance at the funeral.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 8, 1915

Niels Madsen, 1855-1926
Niels Madsen Answers Final Call – Mr. Niels Madsen died late Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Anderson, following a serious illness of three days. Mr. Madsen had been in rather poor health for some time and suffered a stroke on the Sunday previous to his death. Niels Madsen was born at Vieborg, Denmark, January 21, 1855, and died at Wolbach, Nebraska, November 24, 1926, aged 71 years, 10 months, and 3 days. He was united in marriage to Maren Jensen April 3, 1879. To this union ten children were born, of whom nine are living, namely: Chris Madsen, Amelia, Nebraska; Catharine Lowe, Hollister, Idaho; Sena Miner, Broken Bow, Nebraska; Marie Kitch, Grand Island, Nebraska; Mabel Waddell, Columbus, Montana; Peter, Will, Eva Christensen, and Carrie Anderson, Wolbach, Nebraska. Harry preceded him in death in 1918. His wife died March 3, 1920. He came to America in 1892, with his wife and six children. Most of the time since then he has lived near Wolbach. During the past two years he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Anderson, in whose home he died. Having lived in the community so long, he was well known, and will be remembered as a good citizen, an obliging neighbor, and an affectionate husband and father. Largely attended funeral services in charge of Rev. White, assisted by Rev. Henry Hansen, were held in Trinity Lutheran church, Sunday, November 28, at 2:30 p.m. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. All the surviving children of the deceased were present at the funeral services. The surviving members of the family have the profound sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 2, 1926

Olaf Madsen, 1877-1918 (Poor copy)
Olaf Madsen was born in Saunders County, Nebraska, November 4th, 1877 and died of the prevailing influenza epidemic, at his home two miles southeast of Wolbach, December 25th, 1918, aged 41 years, 1 month and 21 days. December 31, 1911, he was married to Christena Petersen. He has lived near Wolbach ever since he was 17 years old. He leaves to mourn the loss, his wife, his father and one sister. Brief funeral services were held by Rev. R. A. White on the porch of the family residence Sunday afternoon, at 2:00 after which the remains were laid to rest in the Rock Creek cemetery. On account of the prevailing disease in the community, there were but few in attendance, but the family being well known, have the sympathy of all.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 2, 1919

Ole Peter Madsen, 1859-1928
Obituary – Ole Peter Madsen was born in Jexsen, Denmark, February 25, 1859 and passed away at his home near Wolbach, Nebraska, Wednesday, April 25, 1928, age 69 years, and 2 months. He was baptized in the Lutheran church in Denmark. He came to America in the spring of 1879 and homesteaded in Howard county, Nebraska, where he remained until 1894 when he moved to Greeley county, where, with the exception of a few years that he spent in the west, he lived the remainder of his life. He was married twice; first before he came to this country, to Anne Kristine Sorensen who died in 1893, and later to Marthine Anderson who survives him. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. George Hillar of Fairbanks, Alaska, and five sons, namely, Sam of Curtis, Nebr., Martin, John, Julius, and Albert all of Wolbach; also 3 grand children and many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Friday, April 27th, with services at the home, and burial was made in a cemetery near Boelus. A large number of Wolbach people attended the funeral. CARD OF THANKS – We are very grateful to our many friends and neighbors for the kind acts and sympathy extended us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. We thank the D. B. S. lodge, the choir and all others that helped so kindly during this time of sorrow. We are very grateful for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. O. P. Madsen and the Children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 3, 1928

Velda Arlene Madsen, 1927-1927
Infant Daughter Passes Away – Velda Arlene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Madsen, was born at 12:30 Friday, Dec. 2, 1927, and passed away a few hours later. She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, one sister, Velma Lorraine, and many relatives. Funeral services were held at the Madsen home 10 miles west of Wolbach, Saturday, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. R. A. White. Burial was made in Hillside cemetery. The stricken family have the sympathy of many friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 8, 1927

Lloyd Randle Main, 1878-1929
Obituary of Lloyd R. Main – Lloyd Randle Main was born December 24, 1878 in Boone County, Nebraska, the son of Albert C. Main and Mary Main. He was united in marriage at Albion, Nebraska to Miss Josephine Robinson of Nance County, Nebraska, January 2, 1901. To this union was born one son, William Randle Main. He lived near Cedar Rapids and Belgrade until 18 years ago when he moved on a farm near Wolbach. He has been a member of the Odd Fellow lodge of Wolbach for many years. He resided on the same farm until stricken with his last illness. He was taken to the St. Francis hospital at Grand Island, Nebraska October 25, 1929. He passed away December 10, 1929 at the age of 50 years, 11 months and 16 days. He was preceded in his death by his mother, Mrs. Mary Rearden Main, his father, Albert C. Main, and one brother, Theodore Main. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Main, his son William Randle Main of Hays, Kansas, two sisters, Mrs. Musa May Hack of Belgrade, Nebraska, and Mrs. Mary E. Bletz of Pontiac, Michigan, and two uncles, B. B. Main of Belgrade, Frank Rearden of Belgrade, and one aunt, Mrs. L. P. Dufoe of Cedar Rapids, several cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Belgrade. Rev. R. A. White, D. D. of Wolbach delivered the sermon and Rev. Mr. Wilson, Pastor of the M. E. Church, Belgrade, read the scripture lesson and led in prayer. The remains were laid to rest in the Belgrade cemetery, at which time the Odd Fellows of Wolbach, assisted by those of Belgrade, rendered the burial service of their order.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 19, 1929

Mrs. Gerald Malander, 1949
SISTER DIES – Mrs. A. J. Larsen received the sad news Sunday morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Gerald Malander of Belgrade. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 10, 1949

Charotte (Steen) Marco, 1880-1940
Rites for Mrs. Marco Conducted Tuesday – Funeral services for Mrs. Ash W. Marco, wife of Mayor Marco, who died Saturday night in St. Francis hospital in Grand Island following an illness of about six weeks, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from Trinity Evangelical Church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse, officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery at Wolbach. McIntyre’s Funeral Home had charge. All Wolbach business houses were closed during the funeral. When Mrs. Marco first entered the hospital it seemed that she was improving but complications entered and for the past week or ten days she had declined until she passed away about 10 o’clock Saturday evening. With her at her bedside were several members of her family. Charlotte Steen, daughter of Robert and Sarah Ann Steen was born on February 20, 1880 near Kirkman, Ia. She grew to womanhood there and was united in marriage to Ashton W. Marco, February 22, 1900 at Kirkman. The young couple engaged in farming until they moved to this community in 1910, where Mrs. Marco had lived until her passing in St. Francis hospital, April 20, 1940. She was 60 years and two months old. Surviving beside her husband are six sons, Lake, Rex, Robert, Clayton, Max and Cress; three daughters, Reva Marco Steenson, Echo and Irene; also 11 grand-children; five sisters; a brother and a great many friends. The six sons were the pallbearers for the funeral. The following out-of-town relatives and friends were here and attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roper and daughter, Ruth, Harlan, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Marco, Harlan, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Potter, Chicago, Ill.; Bruce Potter and Mrs. Evelyn Wigness, Harlan, Ia.; F. L. Wimberly, district highway engineer and Dick Stuart, district highway mechanic, both of Central City. CARD OF THANKS – We take this opportunity of thanking all our friends for their sympathy and kindness shown to us during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. And to those who brought food, gave flowers, furnished cars and to the choir and the minister for their songs and comforting words. A. W. Marco and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 25, 1940

Terry Marco, 1941-1945
TERRY MARCO DIES SUDDENLY – Funeral Services Conducted Monday Afternoon For Wolbach Youth – Terry Marco, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cress Marco, died suddenly Friday afternoon at a Fairbury hospital. The child, with his mother, was visiting at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sponslor, at Hebron when he became suddenly ill. He was taken to the hospital immediately, but failed to rally. Death was attributed to intestinal flu, which developed into meningitis and other complications. The child was born June 29, 1941, at St. Paul. Surviving in addition to his parents are his grandparents, A. W. Marco of Wolbach, and Mr. and Mrs. Sponslor. Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home and at 2:30 at the Lutheran church, with Rev. C. B. Harmon officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Scheibe, Jack and Neal Marco, and Bobby Sohms. Flower-bearers were Darlene Elliot, Virginia Coe, Marilyn Berney, Eileen Scheibe, Karen Lee Neilsen, and Peggy Klein. Several hymns were sung and a violin solo was given by Pauline Oakley, accompanied by Mrs. Felix Stulginskas. Here from out-of-town to attend the services were Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sponslor, Beth and Lonnie Sponslor of Hebron, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Steele of Denver, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Marco of Harlan, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Marco of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Marco of Fullerton.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 30, 1945

Marlene Marcoe, 1944
Granddaughter of D. H. Marcoe Dies – Marlene Marcoe, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Marcoe of Portland, Ore., died Friday in a hospital there, according to word received by D. H. Marcoe. The little girl was a granddaughter of Mr. Marcoe. Diphtheria was the cause of death. Two other children of Mr. and Mrs. Marcoe were also stricken with the disease, but are recovering.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1944

Nancy Lane Marcoe, ca. 1853-1941
DAVE MARCOE ATTENDS MOTHER’S FUNERAL MONDAY – Dave Marcoe attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Nancy Lane Marcoe at Omaha, Monday. Burial was at Bellevue. Mrs. Marcoe, who was 88 years old, passed away Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles McCoy in Omaha. Surviving are six sons, Walter and Samuel Marcoe of Omaha, David of Wolbach, Peter of Meadow Grove, Bert of Tekamah, and Robert of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. W. A. Graves of Omaha, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Lainson of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 4, 1941

Catherine (Rice) Marrs, 1843-1934
Death Angel Calls Pioneer – Grandma Marrs passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Porter where she has made her home for many years. Funeral rites, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. A. Feldman were held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. Those attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marrs of Mount Ayr, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Marrs and sons Albert and John of Cook, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sutton and daughter Vera of Monroe; Mrs. Bud Porter, Mrs. Fred Dahlman and son Lester of Grand Island. OBITUARY – Catherine Rice was born in Benton county, Arkansas, November 15, 1843 and passed away at her home near Wolbach, Nebraska, July 20, 1934, at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 5 days. She was baptized in the Christian faith at the age of eight years and remained faithful during her long life. With her mother and sisters she moved to Newton county, Mo. In the spring of 1862 they moved to Davis county, Iowa and the same fall they went with an ox team to Johnson county, Nebraska where her mother homesteaded and the family endured the many hardships of the pioneers. She joined the Methodist Church at Mt. Hope in Johnson county, Nebraska and later transferred her membership to Wolbach in 1904. She was married to Alexander Marrs December 14, 1869. To this union were born two children, W. J. Marrs of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Maggie Porter of Wolbach, Nebraska. Besides these children she leaves three step-children namely Catherine Fithian of Tangier, Okla; F. L. Marrs of Watonga, Okla.; and W. C. Marrs of Cook, Nebr., also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a host of friends. "A loved ones voice is hushed in death, A faithful heart is still. A place is vacant by the hearth, None other e’re can fill. Her precious words of hope and cheer, Her tender loving care, What sacred memories cluster here; Around the vacant chair." The sympathy of the community is extended to the family in their bereavement. Card of Thanks – For thoughtfulness shown in every way and for sympathy expressed by friends and neighbors in the hours of sorrow occasioned by the death of our mother we desire to express sincerest gratitude. Also do we thank the choir for the beautiful songs. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Porter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marrs, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Marrs, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Marrs, Catherine Fithian.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 26, 1934

Dale William Marrs, 1916-1918
OBITUARY – Dale William Marrs, the infant son of Ben and Pearl Marrs, was born Nov. 28, 1916, age 15 months, was called home to be with Jesus and to be crowned an angel of light March 1st 1918. His bright cherry life was very short and filled all with joy who knew him. He was a character all his own. Dale made a friend of everyone that knew him. He will be missed at all our gatherings of which he was the center of attraction. Will be especially missed by the pastor as he often played around the alter during the services and for whom he always had a cherry smile as he left the church in his father’s arms. But he will be missed by no one so much as by the parents, who loved and worshiped. Where in the home he has been the pride, comforts and joy, And by Grandparents and relatives, who’s hearts were bound in a deep love for him. And to them the sympathy of the entire community is extended.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 7, 1918

Comey Marshaw, 1830-1911
Obituary – Comey Marshaw was born in the state of New York in the year 1830, and was the son of Francis and Annett Marshaw, who were born in France. The deceased was married to Ann Fay in 1859. To this union were born four sons and four daughters. His wife, one son and one daughter died several years ago. He moved to Greeley county in the year 1880 and remained here to the time of his death.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 6, 1911

Carrie (Borre) Martin, 1885-1941
Obituary of Mrs. Carrie Borre Martin -- Carrie Borre Martin was born in Bennett, Neb., Feb. 11, 1885 and died near Waverly Neb Jan. 19, 1941. When she was two years of age, her parents moved to Cope, Colo. In the fall of 1908 the family moved to Wolbach, Neb., where on Dec. 29, 1913, she was united in marriage to Earl Martin. Five children were born into the home, three daughters and two sons. With her husband and family she had lived for the past 12 years in the Waverly and Greenwood communities. Nine years ago she was stricken with arthritis from which she never recovered, but remained bedfast most of the time. During these years, she was tenderly cared for by her husband and family, and everything possible was done to make her suffering bearable. In turn, she held her home and family together with the influence of her love. The remaining relatives include her husband, Earl Martin; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Masters of Unadilla, Irene Martin of Lincoln and Mrs. LeRoy Lloyd of Lincoln; two sons, Kenneth and Eugene at home; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Christen Borre of Wolbach; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Hutchinson of Lincoln, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Omaha, Mrs. Anna Brockway of Los Angeles, Mrs. Lula Nealon of Wolbach and Mrs. Mable Newman of Cushing; two brothers, William Borre of Cushing and Alfred Borre of Manning, Iowa; an uncle, P. O. Peterson of Lincoln; and two granddaughters. Mrs. Martin was baptized as an infant into the Lutheran church and remained at heart a member of that faith all of her life. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Borre, who passed away Feb 10, 1933. Funeral services were held Jan 22, 1941 at a Lincoln funeral chapel with Rev. Ray R. Magnuson officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Masters, Walter Johnson, Orville Hutchinson, Charles Hutchinson, Harold Pine and Arthur Pine.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 30, 1941

James J. Martin, 1916
Obituary – Died on the 31st day of January at his residence at Louiseville, (sic) Kentucky, James J. Martin, of La Grippe and Bronchitis. He leaves a wife, one son and an infant daughter, and an aunt, Mrs. Patrick Kenny of Greeley, to mourn his early demise. He was a nephew of the late John and James McAduff and Mrs. Margaret Booney, of O’Connor. He was a member of the typographical Union and worked on the Courier Journal.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1916

Lee Eugene Martin, 1926-1934
Lee Eugene Martin – After a few days illness, Lee, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin living south of town, passed away at St. Paul about 5 o’clock Sunday evening. The little fellow was taken ill with measles Tuesday of last week, which developed into bronchial pneumonia. Thursday he suffered July 22, 1934 at the age of 8 years, moved to a home in St. Paul Friday where he died from a ruptured appendix. [sic – prior sentence transcribed as published] Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Feldman. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Lee Eugene Martin was born near Wolbach May 20, 1926 and died July 22, 1934 at the age of 8 years, 2 months and 2 days. He leaves to mourn his untimely passing his parents, two sisters, Leatha and Shirley and one brother, Glenn, his grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Sowers and many other relatives. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing family. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our many kind friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness shown us during the illness and death of our beloved son, Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 26, 1934

Mary Abigal (McKeeman) Martin, 1856-1927
Grandma Martin Goes To Her Final Reward – Mrs. Joseph Martin died last Saturday at her home east of Wolbach. Although she has been ailing for several years, she was bedfast only about ten days before her death which was caused by age and diabetic trouble. For several years Mrs. Martin had been afflicted with blindness, but during that time had shown a patience and a beautiful character that endeared her to all who came in contact with her. Even though she realized the end was near, she greeted her friends cheerfully during the last days of her life. Mrs. Martin was a loving and faithful mother, always thinking of the welfare of others. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Monday afternoon and the body was laid to rest with appropriate ceremonies, in Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Martin, whose maiden name was Mary Abigal (sic) McKeeman, was born in Animosa, Iowa, November 4, 1856, and was 70 years, 6 months and 3 days old at the time of her death on May 7, 1927. On June 10, 1875, she was united in marriage to Joseph Martin at Alerton, Iowa. They resided in Iowa for 4 years, then moved to Kansas where they stayed 11 years. In 1890 they came to Greeley County, Nebr., where they have lived ever since. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin, namely: Mrs. Nora Lambert, and Robert of Wolbach; William of Ainsworth, Iowa; Clarence and Mrs. Ethel Place of Wolbach; Frank of Denver, Colorado; Wilbert of Proctor, Colorado; and two others that have preceded Mrs. Martin in death. Her sisters are Mrs. Kate Knight of Quimby, Iowa and Mrs. D. F. McIntyre of Wolbach. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, seven children, 23 grand children, one great grandchild and two sisters, besides a host of friends. In 1875 she joined the Associated Presbyterian church and in 1896 she transferred to the Methodist church at Endfield. CARD OF THANKS – Not being able to personally thank all our friends and neighbors, we take this means of expressing sincere thanks to all those who aided and gave us sympathy during the illness and at the death of our beloved wife and mother. Joseph Martin, children, and families.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 12, 1927

Martinus H. Mathiesen, 1867-1909
OBITUARY – Martinus H. Mathiesen – The subject of this sketch was born near Esbjerg, Denmark, on the 30th day of March 1867. He came to America in 1889, and arrived in Greeley county in 1891. He started first working by the month on a farm; then he purchased a team and commenced farming for himself and continued in that occupation until some time in the year 1900, when he moved to Wolbach. He at once engaged in the implement and lumber business, and later sold this and entered the real estate business. Some time in the year 1904 the partnership of Bradley and Mathiesen, was formed and he continued with that firm until he was called home. He moved to Omaha last April and increased the business of his firm greatly until today, the firm name of Bradley & Mathiesen, stands for one of the largest and most successful real estate firms in the State, brought about largely by the ability of the deceased. He was successful, yet he never forgot that he had been poor himself, and was always ready and willing to assist those in distress. The deceased was quite a public spirited man and always stood for progress and the best interests of the town and community. He was a member of the Town Board nearly all the time he was a resident here, and part of the time on the School Board. The Lutheran church was built largely thru his efforts and our large school building is also a monument to his labors. He was quiet in his manner and never made a show of his generosity. Many in this section can testify that he helped them when it was impossible for them to make their payments. His sickness lasted one month. Typhoid fever was too much for his once rugged constitution and he passed away to the great beyond July 31. His body was brought here from Omaha on Monday evening and services held in the Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. M. P. Ludden, of Lincoln, an old friend, and now Pres. of the Synod. Never before in the history of Wolbach was there such a crowd at a funeral, which speaks volumes for the deceased. Every business house in town was closed during the funeral. At the depot you could scarcely move for the people. The Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood marched from the train to the church and performed their last sad rites at the Wolbach cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, formerly Carrie Madsen, to whom he was married in Feb. 1901, and who has the sympathy of the entire community, three children, one brother and one sister, Morten H. Mathiesen of Rock Ford, Colo. and Mrs. Andres Hansen of Wolbach. A good and useful man has been called home. Peace to his ashes!
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 5, 1909

Charles M. Mattson, 1861-1943
CHAS. MATTSON DIED SUNDAY – Charles M. Mattson, a resident of Howard county since 1934, died at the home of Mrs. Joseph Wilson, where he had been cared for during his last illness, on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Mattson had been suffering from a heart ailment for some time. Funeral services were held yesterday at the McIntyre Funeral Home with burial in Wolbach cemetery. Mr. Mattson was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 7, 1861. He came to the United States in 1883. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago. He has a grand niece, Mrs. Chrise Steinwart, living north of Cushing, and a step-daughter. Material for a complete obituary was not available at the time of going to press.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 29, 1943

Eddie Leonard Mattson, 1898-1914
Obituary – Eddie Leonard Mattson, the youngest son of John and Johana Matson, was born in Spring Creek, near Wolbach, Nebraska, May 29, 1898. After a brief illness which left him unconscious the last three days of his life, he died in peace Friday, March 13, 1914 at 4:30 p.m., aged fifteen years, nine months and fifteen days. Eddie leaves to mourn him, his father and mother, five sisters and three brothers, besides other relatives and friends. He has gone to meet the three sisters and two brothers who preceded him to the better land. He was confirmed as a member of Trinity Lutheran church, March 31, 1912 by Rev. Henry Voegtley, a former pastor. He remained a faithful member of the church. The records show that he attended the last communion held in the church December 28, 1913. He was of a religious turn of mind, which led him to manifest a due concern for his soul’s eternal welfare. He attended [illegible] meetings including the recent revival services in Wolbach, and availed himself of their opportunities for spiritual enlightenment. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church Tuesday March 17 at 2:00 p.m. These were conducted in English by Rev. R. A. White pastor of the church and in Swedish by Rev. Strombaum, pastor of the Swedish church, after which the remains were entered in the Wolbach cemetery. The attendance was very large. May the God of peace strengthen and comfort the bereaved ones in their sorrow.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 26, 1914

Johanna Matilda (Burk) Mattson, 1855-1936
Funeral Rites For Mrs. John Mattson – Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. John Mattson, who passed away at her home Saturday morning. Rev. J. C. Pedersen of Dannebrog spoke briefly at the home and also conducted the services at the church. Pallbearers were Gus Holm, W. H. Bissell, Leander Johnson, Oscar Carlson, John Myers and Elden Bucy. Interment was at Hillside cemetery. OBITUARY – Johanna Matilda Burk was born August 19, 1855 in Sweden and died at her home in Wolbach on November 7, 1936 at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 18 days. On June 23, 1875 she was united in marriage to John Mattson. To this union was born fourteen children, four of whom survive their mother: three daughters, Mrs. Beda Eck, Mrs. Mable Fishbach, Mrs. Ella Loomis and one son Raymond. In 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Mattson came to America, locating in Sanders (sic) County. Living there but a short time, they moved to Omaha where they made their home for several years. In 1884 they moved to a farm near Wolbach where they lived until 13 years ago when the family home was moved to Wolbach. Besides her husband and four children, she leaves to mourn her passing 19 grand children, 5 great grand children and a host of friends. Mrs. Mattson was a loving wife, a faithful mother, a devout Christian, a friend to all and loved by all who knew her. CARD OF THANKS – During the long illness of our beloved one, the late Mrs. John Mattson, many neighbors and friends were kind and generous in their ministration, and also very good and helpful to us at the time of the interment of the body of our beloved. We cannot possibly speak our thanks to each one, and so we ask that all may be pleased to accept this public acknowledgement as personal. Mr. John Mattson, Mrs. Ella Loomis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eck and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Fishbach and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Mattson and family, Mr. Charles Mattson.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 12, 1936

John Mattson, 1851-1940
Early Settler Is Laid to Rest at Service Thursday – Funeral was held at Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating – The funeral of John Mattson, early settler of this community who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Eck, at Livingston, Mont., Sept. 3, was conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Trinity Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse officiating. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery beside the body of his wife. Pallbearers were E. L. Johnson, John Myers, Gus Holm, John Grossart, Oscar Carlson, and Gus Dahlberg. John Mattson was born Jan. 19, 1851 in Sweden and grew to manhood there. On June 23, 1876 he was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Matilde Burk. They emigrated to a farm in Saunders county in 1879 and shortly afterwards moved to Omaha where they lived for several years. In 1884 they moved to a farm near Wolbach where they lived until 17 years ago when the family moved to Wolbach. Mr. and Mrs. Mattson were the parents of 14 children, only four of whom survive. Following the death of Mrs. Mattson in 1936 Mr. Mattson went to Montana where he made his home for a while with his daughter, Mrs. Mabel Fishbach at Billings and for the remainder of the time with his daughter, Mrs. Eck of Livingston. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eck, Mrs. Fishbach, and Mrs. Ella Loomis; a son, Raymond; a brother, Charles, of St. Paul, Neb., and 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mr. Mattson was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Sweden and endeavored to practice Christian living throughout his life. CARD OF THANKS – To every friend and neighbor who expressed sympathy or extended aid to us on occasion of our recent bereavement in the loss of our beloved father. Mrs. Ella Loomis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eck and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Fishbach and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Mattson and family, Charles Mattson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Hiatt and families.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 12, 1940

John Mattson, Jr. 1887-1914
DEATH CLAIMS JOHN MATSON (sic) – Died At His Home Four Miles South of Wolbach Last Monday June 8 – On the day they had been planning to leave for Hot Springs to seek relief for John Matson, Jr., death claimed her reward and at 12 o’clock he passed away. He was the oldest son of John Matson Sr. who lives 4 miles south of town and was born and raised in this vicinity, was known to nearly every one. Two years ago he went to Oregon but his health became so poor that he returned this spring thinking that Nebraska might prove beneficial. He was 27 years of age at the time of his demise and leaves a wife, his parents and a sister to mourn him. He had no children. Diabetes was the direct cause of his death. Funeral services were held today (Thursday) from the home at 12 o’clock and from the Lutheran Church in Wolbach at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Wolbach Cemetery. The Messenger extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 11, 1914

Polly Ann (unknown) Mayo,  abt. 1839-1926
“GRANDMA” MAYO CALLED Eighty-seven Year Old Lady Passes Away At Home Of Daughter Near North Loup. Polly Ann Mayo, better known, perhaps, as “Grandma” Mayo, was called to her reward, Monday, May 17th. At the time of her death she was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Jackman, of near North Loup. She was in practically as good health as usual. The many relatives and friends of this well known and dearly loved woman greatly mourn her departure. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 2:30.
The Scotia Register Volume XXXII, Thursday, May 20, 1926, pg. 4, column 4

William Robert McBride, 1868-1939
Services for William McBride Early Settler Will Be Tomorrow – Mr. McBride died in St. Francis hospital Tuesday morning after a fall early Saturday – Funeral services for William R. McBride, 71, early settler of Greeley county, who died in St. Francis hospital in Grand Island at 5:49 Tuesday morning will be held tomorrow morning from O’Connor Catholic church. Burial will be there under the direction of the McIntyre Funeral home. Mr. McBride had been taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon from his home in Brayton where he had suffered a broken hip when he fell after getting up during the night or early Saturday morning. William Robert McBride was born at Queba, Mo., on July 2, 1868 and grew to manhood in that state. When he was about 18 years of age he came to Wolbach and entered the employ of Gould and Bacon, ranchers. He worked for this firm as foreman for many years. Later he was associated with W. J. Sawicki at the Brayton ranch. He was married to Barbara Wohl about the turn of the century and to this union one daughter was born. Mr. McBride was widely known in this community. He was a staunch friend, a good husband and father. The body was taken to the home in Brayton yesterday where it will remain until the funeral tomorrow morning. The daughter, Mrs. Edith Cameron will arrive early tomorrow from Granville, Florida. Survivors besides his wife, Mrs. Barbara McBride and Mrs. Cameron are two grandchildren, Hildreth and Edith Cameron.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 16, 1939

Christina (Ferguson) McClung, 1867-1949
Christina Ferguson was born November 1, 1867 at Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She departed this life Wednesday, evening January 26, 1949 at her home south of Big Springs, Nebraska. She had reached the age of 81 years. In the year 1878, she moved with her family from Canada to Grand Island, Nebr. Here she attended school and grew to womanhood. As a young woman she volunteered for full time Christian service and attended the Chicago Bible Training School, now known as Garrett Biblical Institute of the Methodist Church. After completing her course she came to Omaha where she was consecrated as a Deaconess of the Methodist Church by Bishop Warren and served in the Hanscom Park Methodist Church. Desiring to serve the folks she worked with physically as well as spiritually, she took nurse training and graduated from the Methodist Hospital Training School in the class of 1900. She gave her full time in service to the Hospital as a Deaconess Nurse. She covered a number of speaking tours for the hospital in eastern and central Nebraska churches. She told of the work of the hospital and raised funds for its maintenance. On one of those speaking tours to Greeley, Nebr., she met Mr. Cal McClung of Wolbach. They were married in the hospital chapel on September 20, 1904. They settled on a farm near Burwell, Nebr. Here two sons were born, Samuel C. and Daniel F. They remained residents of Nebraska with the exception of three years spent in Santa Rosa, California. The family came to Big Springs, Nebr., from Wolbach in May of 1919, where they built the McClung home in that same year. Mr. McClung died in November 1947. Mrs. McClung is survived by her two sons and their wives; four grand children; one brother, Daniel Ferguson of Seattle, Wash., and three sisters, Carrie L. Fraser and Grace L. Ferguson of Grand Island and Flora Reider of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mrs. McClung has spent her life as an ardent and active worker for her Master. As teacher and superintendent in the Sunday school she gave herself unsparingly until failing health confined her to her home. Several well worn Bibles, two sturdy Christian sons and many friends are among the heritage she leaves to her community and world. Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. Glenn C. Fry officiating. Burial was in the family plot at the Big Springs cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Maurice McCole, 1876-1928
Maurice McCole Dies Of Heart Attack – Maurice McCole was found dead in his Ford coupe on the bridge near the John Grossart and Eldon Bucy farms about 3 miles south of Wolbach last Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock, by a traveling salesman who happened along that way. Mr. McCole had left Wolbach an hour or so earlier for St. Paul or Grand Island. The roads were very muddy. He evidently stopped on the bridge to change a tire. It is thought that the exertion of driving through the mud and changing the tire may have affected his diseased heart. Officials from St. Paul had the body taken to St. Paul where an inquest was held. Funeral rites were held from the Catholic church at St. Paul Monday morning, Rev. Father Gleeson officiating. Burial was made in the St. Paul cemetery. Many of Mr. McCole’s Wolbach friends attended the funeral. Mr. McCole was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 1876, being aged 52 years. He came to Howard County when a boy, with his parents. During the past few years he made his home in Wolbach. The news of his sudden death was a great shock to people here, as very few realized that he was suffering from a weak heart. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Katherine Dameron, of Denver, and a brother, Dennis McCole of Bend, Oregon.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 10, 1928

Nancy McCole, 1842-1917
Nancy McCole – After having reached the advanced age of seventy five years, Mrs. Nancy McCole died at her home in this city on Sunday, January 14. LaGrippe and illness incident to old age being the cause of her death. She had been sick for the past two months. Nancy McCole was born in Ireland in 1842. Here she grew to womanhood. While still in Ireland she was married to Dennis McCole. One son, Dennis Jr. was born before the McCole family migrated to the United States. Coming to this country they settled in Pennsylvania, residing there for a number of years. About thirty five years ago the family came to this county, locating near Spring Creek. The elder McCole died here in 1888. In 1894 Mrs. McCole with her family moved to what is commonly known as the McCole farm, four miles southwest of this city where she resided, most of the time with her son, Maurice, until four years ago when these two moved to this city to live. Seven children were born in the McCole family, five girls and two boys. Three of the girls, Grace, Bridget and Anna are dead. Those living are: Dennis McCole, G???do, Oregon, Mrs. J. C. Dameron, Denver, Colorado, Mrs. J. R. Smith, Wolbach and Maurice of this city. These four were with their mother at the time of her death. Mrs. McCole had been in poor health for something like six weeks prior to her death. A kind loving mother, a firm believer in her Creator, Mrs. McCole was a patient sufferer and bore up bravely until the end. Through the fact that the son, Maurice had been with his mother almost continuously during the past six or eight years he will be the one to miss her most. He has, indeed, been faithful and true to his trust as a caretaker. The four McCole children have the sympathy of the community in this irreparable loss. The funeral was held from the local Catholic church Tuesday morning.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 25, 1917

Frances McCray, ca. 1860-1947
Frances McCray, 87 Passes on Sunday – Mrs. Frances McCray, 87, passed away at the home of her son, Neil McCray near Fullerton Sunday afternoon. Mrs. McCray had attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Miss Shirley McCray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McCray to Ivan Cunningham at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. She suffered a heart attack before the reception which was to be held at 6 o’clock and died shortly afterwards. Mrs. McCray is the grandmother of Mrs. Alfred Berney. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday afternoon.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 12, 1947

R. B. McCray, 1924
Prominent Farmer Killed By Corn Sheller – Last Thursday, R. B. McCray, a prominent farmer living four miles from Fullerton was instantly killed when his clothing was caught in the chain of a corn sheller. He was thrown violently to the ground three times and life was extinct when his friends reached him. He leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fullerton Sunday. – Palmer Journal.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 31, 1924

Clark McCullough, ca. 1897-1914
CLARK M’CULLOUGH – Dies From Effects of Injuries Never Regains Consiousness – Clark McCullough, died Wednesday evening from internal injuries received Monday evening when he was thrown from his horse. He had been at a neighbors with a bunch of young folks playing games and at about ten o’clock they started to leave and were racing their horses to the gate when Clarks mount stumbled, throwing him with considerable violence. He never regained consiousness after his injury. Clark was about seventeen years old and was well known to the young people here as they resided in Wolbach previous to moving to their place east of town. The funeral will be held Friday.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 22, 1914

John William McDonald, 1854-1933
John Wm. McDonald Laid To Rest – John William McDonald, a resident of Cushing and St. Paul for many years, passed away at the home of his son Charles, in St. Paul Wednesday, December 27. Rev. H. A. Feldman had charge of the funeral services, which were held in the Methodist church at St. Paul, Saturday afternoon, at two o’clock. Interment was made in the Elmwood cemetery. The Messenger wishes to extend sympathy to the family. OBITUARY – John William McDonald was born in Noble County, Indiana, April 5, 1854 and departed this life at St. Paul, Nebraska, December 27, 1932 at the age of 79 years, 8 months, 22 days. While still a young boy, he with his parents moved to Iowa, where he grew to manhood. Here he attended public school and college, later teaching school a few years. While still a young man he joined the Baptist Church of which he was a member throughout life. He learned the carpenter trade from his father, with whom he worked. He was married to Nancy White at Knoxville, Iowa, August 26, 1875 and to this union eight children were born. He lived with his family for a time in South Dakota where he took a homestead. Later he moved his family to Nebraska, where he engaged in agriculture for a few years. Then with his family he spent six years in Texas returning to Nebraska in 1900, where he has resided since. He has made his home the last years in and around Cushing and St. Paul. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, September 8, 1878, his wife, Nancy E., at St. Paul, on October 17, 1917; a son George T. D. at Camp Funston, Kansas, October 19, 1918; a daughter Jessie M. Quinn at Midwest, Wyo., March 22, 1931. He leaves to mourn his going four children: Mrs. J. A. Akey of Stephenville, Texas; William P. McDonald at Weatherford, Texas; Charles S. McDonald at St. Paul, Nebraska and Mrs. H. G. Lucht of Cushing, also thirty grand children and several great grand children. He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and was respected by all who knew him.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 4, 1934

Carrie Elna Berniece (Christensen) McHugh, 1896-1929
Mrs. James McHugh Dies At Kearney – Mrs. James McHugh passed away last Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the hospital in Kearney where she was taken about two weeks ago for treatment for tuberculosis of the throat. Mrs. HcHugh had been suffering from this ailment more or less for several years. The body has been brought to Wolbach for burial, W. E. McIntyre driving to Kearney after it and bringing it early Tuesday morning to the McIntyre mortuary here, awaiting the funeral which is to take place this Thursday afternoon from Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Dr. R. A. White officiating. Mrs. McHugh was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Christensen of this place. She is survived by her husband and seven children, her parents, three sisters and other relatives. The sisters are Mrs. A. G. Nelson and Miss Anna Christensen of Wolbach, and Mrs. Jim Cartwright of Seward. About two and a half years ago, the McHugh family moved form Wolbach to Fullerton where they have resided since that time. They had planned to move to Wolbach this week. The deepest sympathy is felt by all in the community for the bereaved relatives of the deceased.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1929

Obituary of Mrs. McHugh – Carrie Elna Berniece Christensen was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, December 4, 1896 and died at Kearney, Nebraska, October 28, 1929, aged 32 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was baptized in infancy in the Scandinavian Lutheran Church and lived in Council Bluffs until 1910, when she came with her parents to Greeley County, Nebraska, living equal distances from Wolbach, Scotia and Greeley. September 22, 1913 she was united in marriage to James H. McHugh. To this union was born seven children, two girls and five boys, namely, Camille, Emil, Jimmie, Ernest, Elanore, Virgil and Edmund. She lived in Wolbach from 1921 to May, 1928, after which her home was in Fullerton, Nebraska, to the time of her death. She was a great sufferer for several years, and bore her afflictions with much patience and resignation until the end came at the Kearney Hospital, where she had been taken in the hopes of recovery of health. She leaves to mourn the loss, her husband and children; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Christensen; three sisters, Anna Christensen and Mrs. Esther Nelson of Wolbach, and Mrs. Edith Cartwright of Seward Nebraska, and other relatives. She was a good neighbor, an affectionate wife and kind mother. Being well known in this community, the family has the profound sympathy of many friends. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. R. A. White, were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Wolbach,Thursday, October 31, 1929 at 2:00 p.m. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 7, 1929

John McHugh, 1925
John McHugh dies at Hospital – John McHugh, father of James McHugh of this place, died at Grand Island Tuesday forenoon from injuries received about two weeks previous when he fell off a hay stack. Ribs were torn from the backbone and he lay in a very serious condition at the St. Francis hospital where he was taken after the accident. On last Monday an operation was performed in hopes that it would save him but he died the following morning. The funeral was held this morning at 8 o’clock at Scotia, near which place Mr. McHugh resided. Much sympathy is felt in this vicinity for the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 24, 1925

James McIlduff, ca.1850-1911
James McIlduff was stricken with apoplexy last Wednesday afternoon. Medical aid was summoned and after some time he was removed from Barry’s office to his home. He rallied sufficiently to speak about midnight and shortly after breathed his last. The deceased was born in County Downs, Ireland about sixty-one years ago. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Kinney, until his marriage a little over a year ago to Mary A. King. He was well known in Logan precinct where he lived for many years. The Knights of Columbus formed an escort to the body at the funeral, Mr. McIlduff having been a charter member of the local council. To the bereaved widow and sister, they and all those who knew Mr. McIlduff, offer their sincerest sympathy.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 14, 1911

Chancey Delay McIntyre, 1889-1941
Last Rites Held for C. D. McIntyre Monday Afternoon – Mr. McIntyre was born and raised near Wolbach and was formerly in bank here – Last rites for Chancey D. McIntyre, clerk of district court for Greeley county, and former Wolbach business man, were conducted Monday afternoon at 1:45 from the house and at 2 o’clock from the Greeley Methodist with the pastor, Rev. T. W. Sheppard officiating. Interment was in Hillside cemetery at Wolbach. Mr. McIntyre died in a Grand Island hospital early Friday morning from the effects of insulin shock. He had been taken from his home in Greeley to the hospital Thursday evening but failed to rally to treatment. His unexpected passing came as a great shock not only to his immediate relatives but also to those with whom he was daily associated. As a mark of respect the court house offices were closed Monday afternoon. Chancey Delay McIntyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delay McIntyre was born May 22, 1889 on the farm home north of Wolbach and died at Grand Island, Neb., September 26, 1941 at the age of 52 years, four months and four days. He grew to manhood in this community and was graduated from Wolbach high school. He was married to Miss Myrtle Cartwright in July 1909 and to this union nine children were born, two having preceded their father in death. From 1909 to 1926 Mr. McIntyre served as assistant cashier of the old State Bank of Wolbach and as cashier of the Scotia State bank from 1926 to 1936. He was in the restaurant business in Scotia for about two years before becoming clerk of the court for the county January 1, 1939. He was baptized in the Methodist church at Wolbach and later his membership was transferred to the Greeley Methodist church. Immediate survivors are the widow, four sons, Dale, Donald and William McIntyre of California and Wayne at home; three daughters, Delores in California and Theda and Creda at home; five brothers, W. E. McIntyre of Grand Island; Milo and John McIntyre of Wolbach; O. I. McIntyre of Montrose, Colo.; and Earl of St. Paul, Neb.; an uncle, C. M. McIntyre of Fullerton; three grandchildren, Sue Carol, Patrician Lynn McIntyre and Jerry Powell. Pallbearers were six nephews Ted, Bernard, Orin, Glen and Verden McIntyre and Wm. Cartwright, Jr. CARD OF THANKS – We take this means of extending to our many kind friends and neighbors our hearty thanks for their assistance and sympathy extended us during the recent illness and burial of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Myrtle McIntyre and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 2, 1941

D. F. McIntyre about 1857-1927
C. D. MC INTYRE'S FATHER DIES IN WOLBACH Mr. D. F. McIntyre, of Wolbach, passed away at his home in that village yesterday morning. Mr. McIntyre was in the neighborhood of 70 years of age. He is the father of C. D. McIntyre of Scotia.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, April 28, 1927, pg. 1, column 5

Cynthia M. (McKeeman) McIntyre, 1862-1936
Funeral Rites For Mrs. D. F. McIntyre – Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 for Mrs. D. F. McIntyre. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. S. Rhine. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Glenn, Orin, Bernard, Dale, Donald and Verden. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery. OBITUARY – Cynthia M. McKeeman was born in Anamosa, Iowa, October 4, 1862 and passed away after two years of illness, August 25, 1936, at the age of 73 years 9 months and 21 days. On December 7, 1878 she was united in marriage to Delay F. McIntyre at Washington, Iowa. In the spring of 1879 they immigrated to Nebraska by ox team and settled on a homestead 10 miles north east of Wolbach in Nance County, living for several years in a "dug out" home. A few years later they moved to Greeley County on a farm 8 miles north and two east of Wolbach. In 1901 they moved to Wolbach where she made her home until the time of her death. On April 27, 1927, Mr. McIntyre passed away. To this union seven children were born. One daughter Minnie preceded her mother in death in 1920. She leaves to mourn her passing, six sons namely: Oliver of Montrose, Colorado, Chancey of Greeley, Nebraska, Earl of St. Paul, Milo, Ed and John of Wolbach. A sister, Mrs. Kate Knight of Quimby, Iowa, 24 grand children and 5 great grandchildren also survive. She was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wolbach on February 22, 1914, and until sickness prevented she was faithful in attendance and support of her church. "A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled, The boon his love had given, And though the body slumbers here, the soul is safe in Heaven." CARD OF THANKS – Not being able to personally thank all our friends and neighbors, we take this means of expressing sincere thanks to all those who aided and gave us sympathy and sent floral tributes during the illness and at the death of our beloved mother. O. I. McIntyre and family, Milo McIntyre and family, C. D. McIntyre and family, W. E. McIntyre and family, John McIntyre and family, Earl McIntyre and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 3, 1936.

Delay Fletcher McIntyre, 1855-1927
Mr. D. F. McIntyre Passes Away – About an hour after the news of Mr. Larson’s death was known in Wolbach, Mr. D. F. McIntyre passed away at his home here. Mr. McIntyre was one of the earlier settlers in this community, and had much to do toward the development of Wolbach and community in past years. He was a successful farmer and business man. Some years ago he suffered an illness which left him unable to carry on his work, and since that time has been an invalid. Last week he suffered a turn for the worse from which he did not recover, and passed away quietly Wednesday morning at about ten o’clock. He leaves a wife and several grown children, most of whom live in this locality. The funeral will be next Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 28, 1927.

Delay F. McIntyre – Delay Fletcher McIntyre was born in the state of New York, November 15, 1855, and died at his home in Wolbach, Nebraska, April 27, 1927, aged 71 years, 5 months and 12 days. In his young manhood he moved to Anamosa, Iowa. December 7, 1878, he was united in marriage to Cynthia McKeeman at Washington, Iowa. To this union were born seven children, namely: Oliver I. McIntyre, Montrose, Colorado; Chauncey D. McIntyre, Scotia, Nebraska; Milo R., Walter Edward, John W., and Earl F. McIntyre of Wolbach; Minnie May McIntyre, who preceded her father in death in November, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre came to Nebraska in 1879, and lived in Nance county several years, after which they moved to the vicinity of Wolbach where he resided until Mr. McIntyre’s death. His wife, his six sons, 20 grandchildren and one brother remain to mourn his loss. One sister, Mrs. Alta Garrett, died at his home March 14, 1927. Mr. McIntyre was a prominent farmer and stock dealer in this community during the pioneer years and was owner of the McIntyre Hardware Store. He successfully wrestled with the hardships of pioneer life, and did very much for the development of the community. He was very much interested in the establishment of Trinity Lutheran church, and was one of the large contributors, showing that he was of a generous disposition, and recognized the value of such an institution in the community. On December 12, 1924, he was baptized at his own request, and enrolled as a member of Trinity Lutheran church. He attended the services of the church when he was able, but when not able to be present his heart was there. He died trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Having lived so many years in this community, he enjoyed a large acquaintance and had many friends, all of whom deeply sympathize with the surviving relatives. The Trinity Lutheran church was filled and a large number were unable to get in at the funeral services held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. R. A. White. Many friends and relatives from nearby towns were present. The floral offerings were beautiful. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. Card Of Thanks – We are very anxious to personally express our sense of gratitude to all our neighbors and friends and to the various lodges of Wolbach for the favor of their sympathy and assistance on the occasion of our recent bereavement in the loss of our dear husband and father. However, we find it impossible to personally address each one verbally or in writing, and so we publish this general card of thanks in our home newspaper, trusting it may be received and accepted as personal by all to whom our thanks are due. We especially appreciate the beautiful floral gifts presented by many friends. Mrs. D. F. McIntyre and family
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 5, 1927

Emmert McIntyre, 1906-1909
Emmert, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo McIntyre died after a brief illness of stomach trouble.
Wolbach Messenger, "27 Years Ago" Column, Thursday, October 15, 1936

Infant Daughter McIntyre, 1930-1930
McIntyre Infant Died Yesterday Afternoon – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. McIntyre passed away yesterday afternoon at 5:30, after being seriously ill for several days. Funeral services are to be held today at the house and burial made in the Wolbach cemetery. The child was born on March 8, and lived about five and a half weeks. The inside pages of the Messenger on which an item concerning the baby’s illness occurs, was printed yesterday before her death. Sincerest sympathy is extended to the McIntyre family by their many friends in this community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 17, 1930

Johanna (Mikkelsen) McIntyre, 1885-1936
Death Calls Mrs. Milo McIntyre – Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran church for Mrs. Milo McIntyre, who passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, Thursday morning, from a heart attack following a goiter operation. Rev. J. S. Rhine conducted the last rites. Pallbearers were her four sons: Glen, Orin, Bernard and Ted, and two sons-in-law: Glen Bryer and Marion Panowicz. Three nieces: Zola Mae McIntyre, Hazel McIntyre, and Delores McIntyre were flower-girls. Interment was at the Hillside Cemetery. OBITUARY – Johanna Mikkelsen was born in Jyland, Denmark, February 2nd, 1885 and passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Grand Island, August 13, 1936. With her parents she came to America in 1890 and settled near Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1900 they moved to Greeley County. She was united in marriage to Milo R. McIntyre, June 4th, 1902. To this union was born ten children, two of whom preceded her in death. She was baptized in infancy in the Danish Lutheran church. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and eight children, namely, Glen, Orin, Bernard, Ted, Minnie and Jack at home, Mrs. Lola Bryer of Wolbach, and Mrs. Francis Panowicz of Elba, Nebraska, three grandchildren, four sisters, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and her home interest always came first. CARD OF THANKS – Neighbors and friends were exceedingly kind during the illness and following the death of our beloved wife and mother, and to those friends we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for their many deeds of kindness, expressions of sympathy and the beautiful floral offerings. Milo McIntyre and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bryer, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Panowicz.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 20, 1936

Mrs. O. I. McIntyre, 1933
Funeral Services for Mrs. O. I. McIntyre – From the Montrose, Colo., paper: At a beautiful and impressive funeral service Thursday afternoon in the Congregational church last rites were held for Mrs. O. I. McIntyre. Business houses closed for one hour during the services that friends of the deceased might attend. The casket was not opened during the services but her body lay in state between the hours of 10 and 12 a.m. at the Montrose Funeral Home. A profusion of lilies, carnations, roses, sweet peas and other beautiful flowers testified the esteem in which the deceased was held by her friends, and the church was filled to capacity. Impressive services were given by the Eastern Star. A floral design of the Star occupied a prominent place near the casket. The remains of Mrs. McIntyre were taken to Denver for burial Friday afternoon, Mr. McIntyre and daughter, Mrs. W. H. Lehman accompanying them. Mr. and Mrs. Howard McIntyre left Thursday by automobile for the capitol city. Interment in charge of the Olinger Mortuary.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 11, 1933

Walter Edward McIntyre, 1893-1944
W. E. McINTYRE DIES SATURDAY – Last Rites Held Wednesday For Long Time Resident Wolbach – Funeral services for W. E. McIntyre, 51, long time resident of this community, were held Wednesday afternoon. Brief services were held at St. Paul, followed by rites at the Trinity Lutheran church in Wolbach. Rev. C. B. Harman of Grand Island officiated, with burial in the Wolbach cemetery. Mr. McIntyre, who died Saturday afternoon in a Grand Island hospital had been in failing health for the last several years and was seriously ill for 10 days before his death. Death was attributed to a heart ailment and a kidney infection. A native of Greeley county, Mr. McIntyre had been in the furniture and undertaking business at Wolbach for more than 20 years before he moved to Grand Island in 1939. He also had acquired a funeral home in St. Paul before going to Grand Island. He disposed of his Grand Island funeral home in July of last year and since had devoted his attentions to his St. Paul interests. He is survived by his wife, Rose McIntyre; a son, Verden, a daughter, Mrs. Victor Grossart, whose husband is in the army at Camp Hood, Tex., three granddaughters and four brothers.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 10, 1944

Obituary – Funeral rites for W. E. McIntyre were held Wednesday afternoon of last week at the McIntyre funeral home in St. Paul, followed by services at the Wolbach Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. W. O. Samuelson of Omaha and Dr. C. B. Harmon of Grand Island officiated. Burial was in Hillside cemetery at Wolbach. The pallbearers: J. C. Wilson, Gus Rother, Ed Allen, Dr. A. H. Holm, E. L. Johnson and Henry Rasmussen. Walter Edward McIntyre, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McIntyre was born March 20, 1893, in Greeley county and died in a Grand Island hospital August 5, 1944, at the age of 51 years. He was raised in Wolbach and graduated from the Wolbach Public school. He attended business college in Lincoln. On May 29, 1914 he was united in marriage to Rose Mae Elliott. In 1917 he graduated from a mortician school in Omaha, and in 1920 he purchased a hardware store in Wolbach. Since that time he had been engaged in the hardware, furniture and undertaking business. In 1940 Mr. McIntyre purchased a funeral home in Grand Island. He lived in Grand Island until 1943, when he moved to Wolbach. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Lutheran church and served on the church council. He also served on the Wolbach board of education, the village board, and was president of the Peoples State Bank. Surviving are his wife, a son and a daughter; four brothers, John and Milo of Wolbach, Oliver of Montrose, Colo., and Earl of Mead.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, August 17, 1944

Ella Florence (Wagner) McKenzie, 1904-1926
Mrs. Pat McKenzie Passes Away – Mrs. Pat McKenzie died at the St. Francis hospital last Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, following several weeks illness with yellow jaundice. The funeral was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at O’Connor and burial was made in Greeley. There was a large attendance at the services and the following relatives from Grand Island were here: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Niemoth, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Niemoth, Walter and George Niemoth and Emil Weigert. Mrs. McKenzie, who was Ella Florence Wagner before her marriage, was born March 2, 1904, being only past 22 years of age at the time of her death. She was married February 7, 1923 and lived in Leo Valley and at Greeley most of the time since then. Besides her bereaved husband she leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wagner, seven sisters, three brothers, and many other relatives, as well as a host of friends. The whole community extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives at this time of their deep sorrow. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank all our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and at the time of the death of our loved one. Pat McKenzie, Joe McKenzie and family, Ernest Wagner and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 28, 1926

George McMillen, 1925
Old Settler Dies – George McMillen who was a pioneer settler of Howard county in the neighborhood of Cushing passed away at a hospital at Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, May 23. He had been very ill for some time. He leaves three daughters and an aged wife who were at his bedside when death called. It was about 50 years ago when Mr. McMillen first settled in this part of Nebraska. He was an old neighbor of Abe Easterbrook who also was one of the early settlers.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 4, 1925

Ferne C. McPhee, July 24, 1919-Nov. 20, 2004.
Born at Horace, NE to parents: Esther and Benjamin Harrison Clapp. Moved to Denver, CO with 2 aunts & a sister when 16 yrs old, moved on to Portland, OR. Lived in Beaverton, OR for 22 years. Married Apr 1942 to Archibald McPhee. (He died Apr 1987) Owned businesses with her spouse. Survived by five daughters, 6 gch, 2 g-gch; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Service ­ Sat. November 27th, 11 a.m., at Pegg, Paxson, Springer in Beaverton. Interment: Mt. Calvary (private).
Ref: extract from The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 27, 2004.

Patrick McSharry, 1885-1921
O’CONNOR MAN BURNED TO DEATH UNDER TRUCK – Patrick McSharry, Well Known In Wolbach, Victim of Appalling Accident – Patrick McSharry of O’Connor, well known in Wolbach, was killed when a truck he was driving upset near Belfast last week. A coroner’s jury returned a verdict Tuesday afternoon that McSharry had come to his death accidently and that he was burned. The following account of the accident comes from Greeley: Patrick McSharry, one of the most widely known farmers in this section of the state, was the victim of an appalling accident that occurred about four miles northwest of Belfast last Tuesday night. While driving to his home near O’Connor in a truck loaded with hay he backed into a "blowout," the machine upset, the gasoline caught fire and McSharry, caught underneath, was burned to death. – Alone in Truck – McSharry was alone at the time. He was driving southward near where the old Snell ranch home, now abandoned, stands. He was approaching a sandy grade where a new trail on the east side had been made. On the old trail to the west was a "blowout" about eighty feet long, twenty feet wide and ten feet deep. Tracks left by the truck indicate that he attempted to make the grade in the new trail. After he had gone a short distance up the grade the truck became stalled. He backed down and tried to make his way upward a few feet to the west. But the truck again became stalled. He again backed down turning the truck to the west. The car went into the "blowout" before he could stop. It tipped over on its side to the west. – Tried to Get Out – It is believed McSharry attempted to jump out the west door as the wheels sank in the sand and the truck gave evidence of going over. Apparently he was caught under the running board, as the heels of both of his shoes were found there. Just what happened after the truck fell on its side will never be known, but it is believed that at least ten gallons of the gasoline were thrown over the body of the unfortunate man caught fire. The gasoline may have been ignited by the exhaust or from the flames of a lantern hanging on the front of the radiator. Or the driver may have been smoking at the time. The gas tank contained almost fifteen gallons of gas. There was no evidence of a violent explosion. There was no cap on the gas tank. McSharry had just procured a new cap at Ericson and had failed to take the time to fasten it to the tank. He put it in his overcoat pocket and it was found among the ruins. – A Wayside Road – The accident happened on a lonely road and was not discovered until Friday morning at 2 o’clock. When McSharry did not show up at home, James Rose and Manus Mulligan started out to find him. They went to Ericson, but no trace of the missing man could be found. Then they started back on the east trail leading south from Ericson. It was 2 o’clock in the morning when they ran on to the wrecked truck. They hurried to Greeley and notified County Attorney Barrett, who also is coroner, and T. F. Finn, undertaker. All hastened back to the scene of the tragedy to make an investigation. They found two small bones, and apparently a portion of one of the wrist bones and the other a small joint. Two pieces of silver, one a dollar and the other fifty cents, were found. A few buttons, shoe buckles, the heels of his shoes were discovered. These were taken to Greeley.—Obtain More Evidence – A party was organized yesterday to make a more thorough investigation at the scene of the accident. A most rigid examination was made. Ten teeth and some more small pieces of charred bones were found. With the exception of the two front wheels and the connecting axel, which stood up in the air, the truck is a complete wreck. It belonged to John Mulligan. – Left a Large Family – The deceased is survived by a widow and seven children. The children are Patrick, aged 13; Lewis, 11; Tom, 9; George 7; Frances, 5; John, 3; and the baby, not quite a year old. Mr. McSharry’s mother, six brothers and four sisters also survive. His half brothers are Charles and Edward of Los Angeles, Cal., and Stephen of Winner, S. D., Mrs. Lytle Gaskell of Alva, Okla., and Mrs. James Foster of O’Connor are half sisters. His full brothers are Joe, Will and Walter and his full sisters are Mrs. George Horner and Miss Adelaide McSharry. – Was Well Known – Patrick McSharry was 35 years old last August. He spent all his life in this section of the state. Having transacted a large number of real estate deals, he was perhaps the best known man throughout this section of the country.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 3, 1921

Alfred Melcher, ca. 1911-1935
Young Farmer Dies from Heart Attack – Alfred Melcher, 24, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjeman Melcher, residing about twelve miles north-east of Wolbach in the South Branch neighborhood, passed away about two o’clock Saturday afternoon following a brief illness. Mr. Melcher and son who had worked hard in their grain field during the week had decided to do little work that day and plans were made for the family to go to town in the afternoon. After shaving and taking a bath, Alfred, who seemed to be in the best of health, went to the barn to unharness a team. When the father called that the noon day meal was ready Alfred answered that he could not come to the house. Going to his assistance, Mr. Melcher found him lying in the shade of a tree nearby, in a serious condition. He was carried to the house and Mr. Charley McClure, close neighbor and Dr. Reede of Cedar Rapids were called, but he had already lapsed into unconsciousness before they arrived and died soon afterward. Death is thought to have resulted from a heart attack and prostration brought about by the excessive heat as the deceased had remarked to Mr. McClure earlier in the day about the effect of the heat while working in the harvest fields that week. Alfred was held in highest esteem by those of the community and was known by his associates as a young man of exemplar habits and his passing is mourned by a large circle of friends who extend profound sympathy to his grief stricken parents and two sisters, Miss Mildred of Fremont and Francis living at home. Funeral services were held in St. Anthony’s Church at Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 1, 1935

Lorraine Verneen Mentzer, 1918-1921
OBITUARY—Lorraine Verneen Metzner (sic), daughter of Vernon and Hattie Mentzer was born January 2, 1918, at Homestead, Greeley county, Nebraska. She passed away Sunday, April 24, 1921, at Ericson, Nebraska, after a short illness, aged 3 years, 3 months and 22 days. Acute appendicitis was the cause of the death of the little child. Both doctors of Ericson were consulted, but the case was beyond their skill. She leaves to mourn her untimely death her parents, one brother, Arthur James Mentzer, her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Nelsen, Mr. and Mrs. Mentzer of Ericson and numerous other relatives. The mother for many years lived in Wolbach, graduated in the high school and is well known. The stricken family have the sympathy of everybody in the community. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 3:00 p.m. Rev. W. Rust read the Scriptures and offered prayer and Rev. R. A. White preached the sermon. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 28, 1921

Comey Merchant, 1892-1949
Last Rites Held Here Friday for Comey Merchant – Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Methodist church for Comey Merchant, 56, who passed away September 14. Rev. Clyde Ehert of North Loup was in charge of the last rites. Interment in the Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Scot Barr, A. J. Larsen, Al Wibbles, Paul Anderson, Gus Rother, and Eddie Studley. The Methodist Junior Choir sang "The Old Rugged Cross", "Rock of Ages", and "In the Garden". Zola Grossart was pianist. Comey Merchant of Grand Island, an automobile dealer died early Wednesday morning in the St. Francis Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time and had been confined to the hospital for the past three weeks. He was born in Greeley County December 3, 1892 on a farm north of Wolbach where he spent his boyhood days. Later he moved to Iowa with his parents. For the past fifteen years he has been a resident of Grand Island where he has been engaged in the automobile business until recently. He was a member of the Christian church. His social affiliation was the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 378. His marriage to Miss Lillian Larsen took place at Plattsmouth September 9, 1926. To this union two children were born: Mrs. Joanne Lemmon of Lincoln and Robert Merchant of Ft. Riley, Kansas. Others surviving are: two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Mary McClelland of Des Moines, Iowa; Jake Merchant, Red Oak, Iowa and Mrs. Emma Macken of Wolbach and a host of friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 22, 1949

Ellen (Harkins) Merriman, 1852-1930
Mrs. Ellen Merriman Answers Final Call – Ellen Harkins, born in Monroe County, Iowa, in 1852, was married to James Merriman in Elba, Iowa, in 1872. To this union was born six children, James, Mrs. Ed Burns, Mrs. John D. Cannon all of Greeley, Nebr., M. L. Merriman of Oakland, California, P. A. Merriman of Wolbach, Nebr., and John, who preceded her in death in 1917. They moved to Nebraska in 1885. Her husband died in 1889. She suffered a stroke of paralysis August 10, 1926 and has been bedfast until the time of her death on Saturday morning, February 22, 1930. The funeral was held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at the Visitation Church of O’Connor, Father O’Byrne officiating. She was laid to rest in the O’Connor cemetery. Mrs. Merriman was a good mother, a kind friend and neighbor, and all who knew her loved her. The surviving relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this community. The out of town relatives who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Donally and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Donally of Columbus, Nebr. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy tendered to us at the time of the death of our beloved mother, Ellen Merriman. The Children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 27, 1930

James Merriman, 1869-1948
Funeral Service for James Merriman Held at O’Connor – Funeral services for James Merriman, 78, were held at the Church of the Visitation at O’Connor Wednesday morning December 24. Rev. Robert Foster officiated at the Mass. Burial was in the O’Connor cemetery. Pallbearers were: William Burns, James Ryan, Francis Cannon, George Rother, George Cordes and John Studley. Mr. Merriman, who died Monday, December 22, was born April 9, 1869 in Monroe county, Iowa. He came to Greeley County about 60 years ago and settled in Logan precinct. About 1900 he returned to Iowa and made his home in Monroe county for 15 years. In 1915 he returned to this county and has lived here since. In failing health for nearly five years, Mr. Merriman entered a Grand Island hospital about three months ago for medical treatment. A kidney ailment was the cause of his death. Three weeks before his death he returned to the home of his brother, Patrick Merriman in Logan precinct.
Wolbach Messenger. Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Joseph Merta, ca. 1840-1912
Joseph Merta, who lived near town, died suddenly Monday morning. He was in his 73rd year. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon. Interment in the Wolbach cemetery. The deceased came to America about 36 years ago. He lived in Penna. 5 years, then came to Nebraska. He was the father of 12 children and is survived by his wife and two sons. He resides east of town the past 12 years.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 1, 1912

Mary Merta, 1845-1916
Obituary – Mrs. Mary Merta, was born in Austria, February 14th, 1845, and died at the home of her sons Chas. and Jos. of east of town, July 30th, 1916, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 16 days. In 1863 she was married to Joseph Merta, and to this union were born twelve children of which only two remained to mourn her loss. The others having died in infancy but one, and he attained the age of twenty six years. In the year of 1875, Mr. and Mrs. Merta came to America, at which time they settled in Pittsburg, Penn., and stayed at that place until 1880, when they moved to Nebraska and remained here until 1885. They then moved to Colorado and after remaining there for three years decided to remove again to Nebraska and settled on the farm now occupied by the two sons. Her husband passed away four years ago and since his death she made her home with her sons. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church Tuesday, August 1st, of which she was a faithful member since childhood. Internment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends, relatives and neighbors for their kind assistance and help during the illness and death of our beloved mother. Joseph Merta, Charles Merta.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 10, 1916

Ada Alice Messer, 1903-1920
Obituary – Ada Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Messer was born August 20th, 1903, and died January 8th, 1920, at the age of 16 years, 4 months and 18 days. She had been taught to trust in God for all things and that God always knows best. Several times she had said she believed in prayer and during her illness was several times relieved of pain by prayer. While we miss her greatly in the home yet we don’t grieve as one without hope. Through her belief in God, she was as one of His family. Natural ties in her heavenly home were five little sisters and one little brother. She leaves a father, mother, three sisters and two brothers beside a host of relatives and friends. Short services were held at the Messer home by Rev. Philley, after which the remains were taken to Cedar Rapids. The funeral was held from the M. E. church, at Cedar Rapids, conducted by Rev. Philley who was assisted by Rev. Rominger of Cedar Rapids. Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Card of Thanks – We desire to thank all of the friends and neighbors for their kind assistance during our recent bereavement. Through this sorrow we can only have sympathy and help from friends but real comfort comes from Jesus, who doeth all things well. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Messer and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 15, 1920

Sarah Jane (Lowe) Messner, 1861-1935
Mrs. Wm. Messner Rites Held Friday – Largely attended funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran church for Mrs. Wm. Messner, who passed away Tuesday of last week at the General hospital in Grand Island, with the Rev. H. A. Feldman, Methodist pastor assisting Rev. J. S. Rhine in conducting the last rites. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery with Dan Mara of Grand Island, E. C. McKelvie, L. E. Morris, Harry Browne, D. H. Marcoe and Fred Nelson as pall bearers. Relatives and friends attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Messner and son Clyde, Jr., of Garland, Nebr., Mrs. Ruth Kelly of Havre de Grace, Maryland, Mr. and Mrs. Lindel Martin, daughter Phyllis Jeane and Messrs. Howard Burke and Lee Tade of Eureka, Kans., Mrs. Jess Elliott and daughter, Darlene of Fremont, Marvel and Clyde Berney of Omaha, Mrs. Norton Douthit of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe, daughter Margie, Mrs. Pete Anderson and Miss Nancy LeMasters of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams, daughter Naomi and Mrs. Tom Cox of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. John Halpin and son Aaron of Belgrade, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mara of Grand Island, and Mrs. Emma Oakeson, son Paul and daughter Verna, Mrs. George Mentzer, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Butler and daughter Shirley of Cushing. OBITUARY – Sarah Jane Lowe was born near Baltimore, Maryland, August 11, 1861 and died at Grand Island, Neb., August 13, 1935 at the age of 74 years and two days. In 1885 she came to Nebraska and made her home on a ranch at Timber Creek. The following year she was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. Messner to which union six children were born: Walter who died in 1892, Mrs. Minnie Berney and Mrs. Emmett Wagner of Wolbach, Mr. Clyde Messner of Garland, Nebr., and Mrs. Margaret Kernan and Mr. Wm. Messner of Santa Monica, Calif. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Messner purchased a farm on Timber Creek where they made their home until 1921 when they moved to this community, where they have resided since. In her early childhood she became a Christian uniting with the Friend or Quaker Church to which faith she was a devoted follower to the end of her life. For a number of years she was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid and was faithful and liberal in her support of this organization. She was a devoted mother and wife and was loyal and kind to her many friends. In her quiet gentle way she was ever ready to extend help to those in need. She was of a cheerful disposition, showing this especially during her last illness when she was most patient and appreciative. Left to mourn her passing in addition to her husband and children are two sisters, Mrs. Alie Anstine of Meadow Grove, Nebr., and Mrs. Ruth Ann Morris of York, Penn.; three brothers, Mr. Colfax Lowe of York, Penn., Mr. Reasin Lowe of Havre de Grace, Md., and Mr. Grand Lowe of Wolbach; twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. In Appreciation – We desire in this way to express our sincere and grateful appreciation to all those who remembered, either by personal call, card or gift, our departed loved one during her stay at the hospital and on the occasion of her last birthday, August 11. Although very ill, each one was a ray of sunshine to her. Wm. Messner and children. Card of Thanks – Our sincere appreciation is extended to all our friends and neighbors for sympathy expressed, assistance rendered and the many acts of kindness shown us during the illness and at the time of our beloved wife and mother’s death. Also do we thank the ministers for their words or comfort and those who sang. Wm. Messner and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 22, 1935

William Henry Messner, 1858-1946
Funeral Services Held Tuesday for William H. Messner – Funeral services for William Henry Messner were held Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. at the home and 2:15 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. William Henry Messner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 1858 and passed away at his home in Wolbach, Saturday, October 26, 1946, 8:30 p.m. at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 5 days. He was baptized in infancy and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church to which he remained faithful and was such a source of comfort in his late declining years and recent illness. He was one of a family of 9 children. The family moved to Portland, Indiana when he was a small boy, where he grew to man-hood, coming to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, in 1882 where he was foreman of the Allerton ranch for 4 years. In 1886 he married Sarah Lowe. They moved onto a farm in Nance County where they lived for 34 years, then moved to his present home in Wolbach. To this union was born 6 children one having died in infancy. Mrs. Messner passed away 11 years ago. Those surviving are Minnie Berney and Hazel Wagner of Wolbach; Margaret Kernan, Santa Monica, California; Wm. Messner, Jr., Riverside, California and Clyde Messner, Malcolm, Nebraska, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Louise Collins, Detroit, Michigan; Tena Baughman and Emma Messner Anonia, Ohio and one brother, George, Bellfountain, Ohio. Rev. C. B. Harmon of Grand Island conducted the services. "Lead Me Gently Home" was sung by Zola Grossart and Bonnie Bengtson and "In the Garden" by the choir with Mrs. Helen Adams, organist. Pallbearers were: Wm. Borre, Ray McLain, Harry Brown, J. A. Berney, Edward Allen and Dr. Holm with Gus Holm, Ed McKelvey, Pete Berney and D. H. Marcoe as Honorary Pallbearers. Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Messner, Malcolm; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Berney, Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Don Feather and Jerry, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mrs. Tony Henggeler and grandson, Allen Henggeler, Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell, Elba; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cox, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Mae Halpin and Aaron, Belgrade; Mrs. C. B. Harmon, Grand Island; Mrs. Jerry Svoboda and Mrs. Bill Svoboda, St. Paul and Mr. Henry Peterson, Fullerton.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 31, 1946

Emma Rebecca (Phiepho) Meyer 1864-1925
Mrs. Emma Rebecca Meyer nee Phiepho born at KanKakee, Illinois December 9, 1864, died at her home in Scotia, Nebraska, July 8, 1925 at 3:55 pm at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 29 days. She was married to Herman Henry Meyer on October 4, 1888. They then moved to a farm near Scotia where they lived until 3 years ago when they moved to Scotia. To this union were born 9 children to whom four preceded her in death. In her youth she became a member of the Evangelical church in which she was whole-heartedly engaged in religious activities, a faithful and active member of the Women's Missionary Society, generously supporting its benefactions, living a christian life and was faithful until the end. The desire of heart always was that each one of her children might be earnest christians, meeting her over there. Mrs. Meyer took sick the early part of the winter but was not bedfast until about March 20, 1925, from that time she suffered a great deal but through her intense suffering she was very patient and kind having a smile and a kind word for everyone that entered her room. Throughout her suffering the Lord was her comfort and strength. She seemed to be homesick for Heaven, for she often said: “I want to go home to be with Jesus where there is no more suffering and pain and to [be] with my loved ones over there.” She was a faithful companion to her husband and a kind and loving mother in her home; her first and last thought was for the comfort of her loved ones.
She was well liked by all of her friends and neighbors and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her death her [husband] and 4 sons and 1 daughter and four grand children. They being: Arthur Meyer, Elmer Meyer and wife, Raymond Meyer and wife, George Meyer and wife, Elsie Sautter and husband. She also leaves 5 sisters and 2 brothers and a host of friends. Farewell dear mother, sweet thy rest, Weary with years and worn with pain. Farewell, 'till in some happy place We shall behold thy face again. 'Tis ours to miss thee, all our years, And tender memories of thee keep. Thine in the Lord to rest, for so, He giveth his beloved sleep.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, July 16, 1925, pg. 1, column 4

Williamina (Britzke) Meyer, 1840-1927
Obituary Williamina Britzke was born at Stoevern, Germany, March 15, 1840, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Sautter, Scotia, Nebr., June 2, 1927, at the age of 87 years, 2 months and seventeen days. In 1862 she was married to William Meyer (sic Wegner. To this union were born three children; two sons, Herman and Louis and one daughter, Mrs. Annie Sautter, all of Scotia, Nebr. In March 1883 she with her husband came to this country and settled at Archer, Nebr., from there they came to the vicinity of Scotia, where they lived on the farm until the year 1920, when they moved to town, making their home since then with the daughter, Mrs. Annie Sautter. Shortly after they moved to the Fish Creek neighborhood, mother and father Wegner were both converted in the old sod school house where a cousin, Rev. Herman Wegner, was conducting religious services. They soon afterward joined the Evangelical church, being among the first members of the church at Fish Creek, where she still held her membership at the time of her death. For a number of years she has been unable to attend the services of her church, being a sufferer with rheumatism for 14 years. For many years she was a reader of the church periodicals. During these latter years of suffering she kept her faith in God, and toward the close testified that she was going to Heaven. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, two sons, one daughter, 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. M. Reynolds. Her remains were laid at rest at the Church Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank all our friends for their help and sympathy in our recent sorrow on account of the sickness and death of our wife and mother. William Wegner, Herman Wegner and family, Louis Wegner and family, Mrs Annie Sautter and family.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, June 9, 1927, pg. 1, column 3

Carl Frederick Lewis Mikkelsen, 1913-1916
Obituary – Carl Frederick Lewis Mikkelsen, son of Chris and Katie Mikkelsen was born October 8th, 1913 and died at his home in Wolbach August 22, 1916, aged 2 years, 10 months and 14 days. Carl was ill a little less than a week, so his death brought greater shock. He leaves to mourn the loss his parents, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Mikkelsen, one brother and two sisters and numerous other relatives. He was baptized on Easter Sunday April 12, 1914 by Rev. A. O. Soeholm. He was a regular attendant at the Lutheran Sunday School and was very bright for one so young. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church August 24th, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. A. White assisted by Rev. N. P. Sorensen of the Danish Lutheran church. Burial was in the Wolbach cemetery. The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community, which was shown in the large attendance at the funeral. The parents are very much comforted in the thought that their precious one is forever safe in the arms of the "Good Shepherd." CARD OF THANKS – Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mikkelsen and family wish to express their heartfelt thanks for the kindness of the neighbors and friends during the illness and death of their little Carl.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 31, 1916

Chris Mikkelsen, 1882-1944
Former Wolbach Man Dies in California – Chris Mikkelsen, 67, formerly of Wolbach died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Reese, in Los Angeles. He had been in failing health for several months. A resident of this community for 30 years, Mr. Mikkelson (sic) was manager of the Wolbach hotel for several years. He also engaged in the carpentry business here. The family moved to Grand Island several years ago and in 1938 went to California to make their home. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Reese and Mrs. Wendell Hather, one son, Hans, all of Los Angeles. A sister, Mrs. N. J. Nelsen, of Wolbach also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 17, 1944

Obituary – Chris Mikkelson was born in Denmark on November 4, 1882, and died at the family home in Los Angeles on February 5, 1944, after a long illness. He lived most of his life in Nebraska. In April, 1904 he was united in marriage with Katie Sorensen. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. One son, Carl, his parents, and a sister, Ella, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, three children, Mrs. Hannah Hather, Mrs. Alice Reese and Hans Mikkelson, all of Los Angeles. Other survivors include two brothers, Fred P. Mikkelson of Red Cloud, Okla., Louie M. Mikkelson of Gunnison, Colo., three sisters, Mrs. Mary Nelsen of Wolbach, Mrs. Lydia Young of Glendora, Cal., and Mrs. Lillian Sullinger of Denver.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Hanna (Madsen) Mikkelsen, 1855-1922
Mrs. H. P. Mikkelsen – Hanna Madsen was born in Denmark on April 17, 1855, and departed this life at the family home in Wolbach, Nebr., on June 14, 1922, at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 27 days. In 1881 she was united in marriage to H. P. Mikkelsen while still a resident of Denmark. They came to American in 1884 and located in Nebraska. To this union were born seven children, four girls and three boys. Ella A. preceded her to the other world just three years to the day. Those now living are Mary Nielsen of Wolbach, Chris of Wolbach, Fred of Red Rock, Oklahoma, Lydia Young of Sidney, Nebraska, Louis of Denver, and Lillian McCreath of Wolbach. All of the children were present except Fred, who was unable to attend the funeral. Deceased had been a relative (sic) of Wolbach for the past 30 years and was considered one of the prominent and respected pioneers of the town. Funeral services were held from the Lutheran church in this city at 2:30 p.m. on Friday June 16, conducted by Rev. Mr. Fillies of Ewing, Neb., and interment made in the Hillside cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered at the church to pay their last tribute to a departed friend. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in this, the saddest of all sad hours. Card of Thanks – We desire to thank all for the kind acts rendered and sympathy extended during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved wife and mother, and more especially do we thank the kind neighbors for the many kindnesses shown. H. P. Mikkelsen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, June 22, 1922

Hans Peter Mikkelsen, 1861-1924
GRIM REAPER VISITS WOLBACH – The report of the death of H. P. Mikkelsen last Friday evening came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances as it was not generally known that he was critically ill. He had been ill for a week but his condition was not considered dangerous until the last day or so. He passed away at the home of his son, Chris Mikkelsen with whom he has made his home since the death of his wife about two years ago. The message of his death was sent to his children, and other relatives and those that could came to attend the funeral services which were held at the Lutheran church on Monday afternoon. Louis Mikkelsen of Red Rock, Okla., and Chris Petersen and children of Grand Island were those that came from a distance. A very great number of friends of the departed showed their regard and sympathy for the bereaved relatives by their attendance at the funeral services. The Danish Brotherhood, of which Mr. Mikkelsen was a member attended in a body. The body was interred in the Wolbach cemetery. Obituary – Hans Peter Mikkelsen was born in Denmark, May 18, 1861. June 26, 1881 he was united in marriage to Johanna Madsen. To this union was born three sons and four daughters: Chris Mikkelsen of Wolbach, Fred Mikkelsen of Red Rock, Oklahoma, Louie Mikkelsen of Sidney, Nebraska, Mary Nelsen of Wolbach, Mrs. Lyda (sic) Young and Mrs. Lillian McCreath of Sidney, Nebraska, Mrs. Ella Petersen, who died June 14, 1919. His wife preceded him to the great beyond, June 14, 1922. Besides his children, he leaves to mourn the loss, two brothers, one in Illinois and one in New York, one sister in Colorado, twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren. On Friday evening, April 4, 1924 about 8 o’clock he was summoned away by the angel of death, aged 62 years, 10 months and 16 days. About 39 years ago he emigrated to America living for a while in Omaha and later came to Howard County. For a number of years in the past he made his home in Wolbach. He has lived in the community many years and is well known. He leaves many friends who will lament his departure. The surviving children and relatives have the profound sympathy of all. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. A. White were held in the Lutheran church Monday, April 7, 1924 at 2 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 heart-felt thanks to all of our friends and especially to the Danish Brotherhood, the Odd-Fellows and the American Legion and Auxiliary for their help and sympathy in our time of bereavement. The Children of Hans P. Mikkelsen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 10, 1924

Fred G. Miller 1858-1927
FRED G. MILLER CALLED BY DEATH THIS MORNING Fred Miller, Scotia business man, and a highly respected citizen, passed away at his home in Scotia early this morning. The exact time of Mr. Miller's death is not known, except that it was some time between three o'clock and seven o'clock. Mr. Miller had suffered a quite severe stroke of paralysis about two months ago, but had practically recovered from it. He has been coming down to his studio every day and was down town only last night, apparently feeling as well as usual. When he did not answer the call for breakfast this morning at seven o'clock, Mrs. Miller went to his room and found that he had passed away. He had evidently gone quietly as he was laying in bed as he would while sleeping. He had gotten up at three o'clock and had gone back to bed. Mr. Miller and his family moved to the vicinity of Scotia from Talmadge about seven years ago. He leaves to mourn his death his wife and five children. He was 70 years of age. The community of Scotia has lost a good citizen and will deeply mourn his departure. Funeral services have not been arranged as yet.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, October 6, 1927, pg. 1, column 3

FRED G. MILLER
Fred G. Miller was born at Richland Center, Wisconsin, May 10, 1858, and passed from this life last Thursday morning at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 26 days. Mr. Miller when a boy moved with his parents from Wisconsin to the eastern part of this state where he lived the greater part of his life until coming here about 8 years ago. Since that time he has been a resident of this community. Mr. Miller leaves besides his wife to survive him his five children Pearl, Edith, Mrs. Lydia Coyle of Pittsburg, Penn., Raymond and Arthur. He also leaves four brothers, Theodore, of Penn., Emil of Montana, Hermon (sic) of Utah, and Phillip of Scotia. One sister, Mrs. John Schoemaker. A number of distant relatives and a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were married a little more than 36 years ago and began making their home in the little town of Avoca of this state.While there he joined the church and assumed an active part in its work. He was a thorough believer in Christ and dedicated his life to the interest of His kingdom. Mr. Miller was a great worker in the Sunday school and taught Sunday school classes all his life. His unwavering faith in God and in God's Word gave him an experience that helped him in the interpretation of the Scriptures. He was well versed in the knowledge of the Scriptures and he always had a thought to add to a Sunday school lesson. He will be greatly missed in the prayer meeting to which he was a regular attendant. His fine, congenial spirit was always appreciated in any religious meeting. It can truly be said of him, he fought a good fight, he has finished his course, he has kept the faith, and that there is a crown waiting him on the other shore. We believe that Brother Miller was ready to go. What a wonderful thing it is to live so that one is ready at any moment. He went to bed not certain that he would not see the light of another day. A brother has lived- he has given us his best and has been called home. Interment was made at Mr. Hope Cemetery. Rev. G. A. Randall in charge.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXIII, Thursday, October 13, 1927, pg. 1, column 2

Garfield Miner, 1880-1948
Funeral Services for Garfield Miner Held In Gregory, S. D. – Funeral services for Garfield Miner, who passed away on April 14 at the Burke hospital, were held Saturday, April 17, at the Gregory Methodist church of which he was a member and interment was made in the IOOF cemetery. The pall bearers were Wm. Steppat, Engwardt Smith, August Vakiner, Ernest Shattuck, Guy Lewis and J. A. Jansen. The large number of friends and neighbors who gathered to pay their respects to his memory and the beautiful floral offerings told of the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community in which he had spent the past 41 years. Mr. Miner was born on August 30, 1880, at Pleasantville, Ia., and at the age of 12 moved to Greeley Center Nebr. He was united in marriage on December 16, 1899 to Annebel Ogden at Greeley Center and in the fall of 1904 moved to a homestead in the southern part of Carlock township, where he continued to reside until his death. He took an active part in community affairs and for a number of years was clergy of the Carlock township board. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annebel Miner, two daughters, Mrs. Madeline Weaver of Tulsa, Okla.; and Mrs. Irene Lemmon of Detroit Lakes, Minn., two sons, Harlow and Jerry of Gregory; two brothers and a sister and several grand children. Relatives and friends from a distance to attend the funeral were Mrs. Madeline Weaver of Tulsa, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Loren Lemmon of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Miner of Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Dave Horn of Wolbach, Nebr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Vakiner, Norfolk, Nebr. A brother, A. E. Miner of Broken Bow, Nebr.; and a sister were unable to attend the funeral on account of illness. – Gregory (S.D.) Times Advocate.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 6, 1948

Ella May (Barnes) Mitchell 1858-1926
MRS. WM. MITCHELL IS CALLED TO HER REWARD Scotia and community were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Wm. Mitchell late last Sunday evening. Her passing away was very unexpected, due to the fact that just previous to her death she had been in a little better health than usual. However, Mrs. Mitchell has been in very poor health for quite a long time. She was a highly respected woman and was loved by all who knew her. Ella May Barnes was born May 16th, 1858 at Cherry Valley, Illinois, and died April 4, 1926 at her home in Scotia, Nebraska, aged 67 years, 10 months and 27 days. In the year 1875 she moved with her parents to Iowa. On September 27th, 1877, she was united in marriage with William M. Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell were the parents of ten children, three of these dying in infancy. In 1883 she came with her husband to Nebraska where she has since resided. In the year 1917, she with her husband and son, John, moved to Scotia. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, three sons, Ralph of Brandon, Colorado, Reuben and John of Scotia; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer West of Scotia, Mrs. Ole Nelson of Big Springs, Nebraska, and Mrs. Wm. Skadden and Mrs. Warren Johnson of near Scotia; twenty-eight grandchildren; three great-grand-children; one sister, Mrs. Chas. Merrill of Des Moines, Iowa; four brothers, Tom of Hartman, Colorado, Frank and Will of Cotesfield, and George of Chappell, Nebraska. Mrs. Mitchell became a member of the M. E. church in young womanhood. She was a kind, loving wife and mother, always thinking of and doing things for others. She will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church by Rev. E. V. Price and interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The hearts of the entire community will go out to the members of the bereaved family in this, their time of sorrow.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXII, Thursday, April 8 1926, pg. 1, column 5

John Mitchell, ca. 1855-1947
John Mitchell Dies of Suffocation in Fire – Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wagner motored to Schuyler Saturday morning where they attended the funeral of the latter’s grandfather, John Mitchell, 92, which was held at the Presbyterian church at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Mitchell suffocated about 5 o’clock Wednesday morning when fire, caused by the refrigerator exploding, destroyed their home. Mrs. Mitchell went to summon help but before help arrived Mr. Mitchell had passed away from suffocation. Mrs. Mitchell was hospitalized for shock. The home was said to be a total loss. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have visited here on several occasions, the last time about 3 weeks ago. He is the father of Charles Mitchell of Elba, who is well known by many here.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 18, 1947

William L. Mitchell, ca. 1860-1944
Last Rites Held For Wm. Mitchell – Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Grand Island for William L. Mitchell, 84, who died Thursday morning at his home in Grand Island. Burial was in the Grand Island cemetery. Mr. Mitchell was a resident of Nebraska since 1908. He lived on a farm near Wolbach before moving to Grand Island 26 years ago. Surviving are two daughters and one son. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 4, 1944

Chester A. Moffett, 1873-1941
Obituary of Chester A. Moffett – Chester Arthur Moffett passed away July 18, 1941, following an extended illness. He was born in Shelby county, Mo., December 14, 1873. In 1882 the family moved to Nebraska City, Neb. He was married to Miss Elsie Ingram at Lawrence, Neb., in 1892. In 1937 Mr. and Mrs. Moffett came to Vista, where Mr. Moffett has been employed by the Irrigation District for the last 3 ˝ years. He formerly lived near Wolbach, Neb. for many years. Survivors are his wife Mary Elsie; four sons, Estel of San Diego, Ward of Idaho, Kermit of Durango, Col., and George of Vista; three daughters, Iva of Vista, Ruth Templeton of Mesa Verde, Colo., Fern Carlson of Nebraska. All of Mr. Moffett’s children were present at the funeral services, held at Bryant’s Mortuary on Tuesday with Rev. George L. Marsh officiating. Joe Ringland sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Garden of Prayer," with Earl Foreman at the organ. Pallbearers were the four sons and Arden Lawhead and Algie Lambert. Internment was in Escondido Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 14, 1941

Vivian Wilma (Borre) Moffett, 1910-1941
Double Bereavement In The Borre Homes – Bereavement came to both the Chris Borre and Wm. Borre homes this week. A telegram Wednesday morning to the Wm. Borre home brought the news that Mrs. Hurley Moffet, (sic) formerly Vivian Borre had passed away at her home at Vista, Calif., about 6:30 that morning. Friends and relatives were greatly shocked at the news because Mrs. Moffet, although she had been ailing had been feeling better and the last word from her indicated she was much improved. She had scores of friends in this community where she was born and raised. The body will be brought here for burial but as we go to press the date of the funeral was not known. Last rites were held at Lincoln Wednesday for Mrs. Earl Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Borre who died at her home at Bennet Monday. She had not been well for about eight years. A number of relatives and friends from here attended the funeral. Complete obituaries will be published next week.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1941

Funeral for Mrs. Hurley Moffett Held Sunday Afternoon -- Relatives and friends pay last respects to departed loved one at Trinity Lutheran Church -- The funeral of Mrs. Hurley Moffett, who died at her home at Vista, Calif., a week ago yesterday was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Wm Borre home and at 2:30 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church with the pastor, Rev. E. N. Haugse having charge. The choir of four sang two requested hymns and Mrs. David Bengtson sang "In the Beautiful Garden of Prayer." Interment was made in Hillside cemetery under the direction of McIntyre's funeral home. News of her death last week came as a distinct shock to her relatives and many friends in the Wolbach community. Heart trouble was given as the cause of her death. Services were held at Vista prior to the departure there. The body arrived in Grand Island Saturday evening accompanied by Hurley Moffett and Donald Borre who was there visiting. It was taken to the parental home that night where many friends called to pay their respects. Snow-blocked roads had been cleared by kindly and willing neighbors. This obituary was read at the services Sunday: Vivian Wilma Borre Moffett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Borre, was the oldest of a family of nine children and the first to be called from this family. She was born at Wolbach, Neb., Oct. 8, 1910 and passed away at Vista, Calif., Jan. 22, 1941 at the age of 30 years, 3 months and 14 days. Vivian attended her first eight years of school at District 23 in Howard County and was graduated from Wolbach high school in May 1928. She also attended Kearney State Normal school. She was a successful teacher in the local primary grades for three years following six years of teaching in a rural school. She was united in marriage to Hurley Moffett Oct. 13, 1938 at Ocean Beach, Calif. She was baptised April 16, 1924 and was confirmed April 20, the same year in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church of Wolbach, Neb. She was a faithful member of the congregation and for a time taught in the church school. Vivian was also a member of the Rebekah lodge of Wolbach. Surviving beside the husband and parents are six sisters and two brothers. They are Mrs. Leland Berney of Wolbach; Mrs. Kermit Moffett of Tacoma, Colo.; Mrs. Roland Nelson of Tolland, Colo.; Mrs. Clarence Fiese of Grand Island; Donald, Wayne, Jeanne and Joan all of Wolbach; also her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stratton of Denver Colo., and Mrs. and Mrs. Chris Borre of Wolbach. A number of other relatives and a host of friends join hearts with those who mourn. Hers was a beautiful Christian character, ever ready to serve others in any way she could. She was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Pallbearers were Howard Tellman, Earl Larson, Joe Grossart, Joe Druliner, Howard Lemburg and Emmett Wagner. Flower girls were Mrs. Howard Lemburg, Mrs. Earl Larson, Mrs. Joe Grossart, Miss Charlotte Kasal, Miss Edith Van Kleve, Mrs. Alvin Barr, Mrs. James Holm and Mrs. Emmett Wagner. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Stratton, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. O. S. Cormican, Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Templeton, Mesa Verde Park, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. John Carlson, Arnold Neb; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Nelson, Tolland, Colo.; and Mrs. Kermitt Moffett, Tacoma, Colo.

CARD OF THANKS – Words cannot express our appreciation of the many courtesies extended to us in the loss of our beloved Vivian. The beautiful flowers, kind words of comfort and helpful deeds shall remain a lasting memory with us. Mr. Hurley Moffett, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Moffett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Borre and family.
Wolbach Messenger. Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 30, 1941

Mary Elizabeth (Houseman) Mohler, 1857-1930
Mrs. Levi Mohler Dies Monday Evening – Friends of the Levi Mohler family will learn with no little regret that death had stepped into that household and beckoned the mother, following an illness extending over eight weeks. The departed woman is among the early settlers of that part of Howard county and experienced all of the trials and tribulations of pioneer life. Several years ago with her husband she celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary and was in apparent good health until a few weeks ago that she looked forward to another anniversary. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church in St. Paul, Rev. Hamilton of Wolbach officiating. Mary Elizabeth Houseman was born July 12, 1857 in Summitville, Ohio, died Monday, August 18, 1930 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Levi Mohler July 13, 1873, in Montgomery County, Iowa. Seven children were born, all of whom survive her except Milford Roscoe who died in infancy, and Sarah Ellen who preceded her in death June 1, 1925. They came to Howard County in 1874 and to their present home in 1888. Mrs. Mohler is survived by her husband and five children: Mrs. Jennie McDonald of Grand Island; Mrs. Laura Hathaway, Cushing; Mrs. Frank Nichols, St. Paul; Irvin Mohler, Cushing; Arthur Mohler, Omaha. She leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 21, 1930

Annie (McCollum) Moore, 1871-1917
Obituary – Miss Annie McCollum was born in Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa, September 15th, 1871, and died March 11th, 1917. She was married to Geo. Moore September 1888 in Watson, Mo., and to this union was born seven children, five boys and two girls. In March 1900, they came to Nebraska and located near Enfield and have lived in this vicinity until the time of her death. Early in life, Mrs. Moore was converted and united with the Baptist church and has remained a faithful member to the end. A good wife, a loving mother, who’s deepest interest was the spiritual welfare of her children. Her plans for their future home was to be where the children could be in the Sunday School and church. But God called her to a higher home and the husband is going to try to carry out her wishes for the children. She leaves a husband, seven children, father, three brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss. But their loss is heaven’s gain. Relatives present at the funeral from a distance were: G. M. Moore, Henry Moore of Watson, Mo., and Mrs. Jennie Carpenter of Hamburg, Ia., brothers and sister of George Moore, Mrs. Lucinda Wrenshaw and her husband of Hamburg, Ia., and Mrs. Sarah Perry of Guthrie, Okla., sisters of Mrs. Moore. Rev. J. M. Johnson of the M. E. church preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Wolbach cemetery. Card of Thanks – We wish to thank the many kind friends and neighbors for their ever grateful assistance, help and the condolences extended us during the sickness, death of our beloved wife and mother. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings. George Moore and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 15, 1917

Lois Pauline McCune, 1908-1924
OBITUARY - Lois Pauline McCune was born August 23, 1908, in Parnell precinct, and died April 13, 1924, at 2:00 p.m. at the age of 15 years, 7 months and 20 days, of a complication of tonsillitis and measles. Lois was a good girl, and a good student in school, and above all, was obedient to her parents who will miss her greatly in the home. Her place can never be filled by another. Her last thought on her sick bed was of a hymn, “Jesus is all the World to Me.” Her favorite hymn, “Saved by Grace” was sung. She always enjoyed religious gatherings best of all and did not like wicked conduct in anyone. She is survived by her father, mother, three sisters and a host of friends. The services were conducted at the house of Rev. Primrose of Spalding. and the body was laid to rest in the Mount Hope Cemetery. A large crowd paid their last respects to this dear girl, and we more than appreciate the beautiful floral offerings sent to her by her Greeley high school class the Sunday School, neighbors, friends, relatives and also friends from Polk County. If I could hear her speak, I think she would say, O, Jesus, delight of my soul, How can I Thy goodness proclaim? 'Tis Thou that didst make my heart whole, All honor be unto Thy name, Thou didst light up my spirit within, Proclaiming Salvation so free, When burdened with sorrow and guilt, And vileness was all I could see. This poor faithless world shall all go, Forever I turn from it now, For none but Jesus, I'll know, Recorded on high is my vow, I am Thine, Blessed Jesus, all Thine, The witness impart unto me, The death that I die is to sin, The life that I live is to Thee. Go friends that would keep me from Him. Go joys that would share with his love,Go hopes that would draw me to sin, Go all that from Him would remove. Come sorrow, if only in thee, I shall cling to my Savior and God. Come scorn and reproach if left free, To be drawn evermore to my Lord. - CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for the many good things brought, untiring help and the words of sympathy bestowed upon us in the bereavement of our daughter and sister, Lois. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. May God's richest blessings ever be yours is our sincere prayer. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McCune and children.
The Scotia Register, Scotia, Nebraska, Volume XXX, Thursday, April 24, 1924, pg. 1, column 5

Herman Henry Meyer, 1856-1925
ELDERLY MAN PASSES AWAY Herman Henry Meyer died at the home of his son, George, where he has made his home for the past five months. During that time his health has been gradually failing and he passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5th at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 25 days. Herman Meyer was born in Hanover Germany, July 11, 1856. He came to America at the age of 14 years, with his father, settling at Crown Point, Lake county, Indiana. In 1878, he went to Iowa and then came to Nebraska in 1881. He was married to Emma Rebecca Piepho, October 4, 1888. To this union, nine children were born, four dying in infancy. They spent their entire married life of thirty-seven years near and in Scotia. He was a faithful and loving father and beloved by all his neighbors. His wife preceded him in death, just five months before. He leaves to mourn his loss four sons and one daughter, Arthur, Elmer and wife, Raymond and wife, George and wife and Elsie [Sautter] and husband. Also four grandchildren and a host of friends.
The Scotia Register, Volume XXXI, Thursday, December 10, 1925, pg. 1, column 4 and 6

Clara Moore, 1867-1947
Last Rites Held For Clara Moore Here Fri., August 8 – Last rites were held for Mrs. Clara Moore Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the Methodist church. Rev. V.R. Bell of St. Paul officiated under the direction of McIntyre’s. Burial in the Hillside cemetery. The following songs were sung by the Methodist Junior Choir: "Jesus Is All The World To Me", "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "I’ll Sing You A Song." Pallbearers were: Paul Lombard, Richard Pratt, Lou Burhman, Robert Moore and Junior Houst, all of Greeley. Clara Moore was born in Nodaway County, Missouri on October 19, 1867 and passed away at Albion, Nebraska on August 6, 1947 at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 17 days. Her childhood was spent on a farm in Nodaway County, Missouri. On July 11, 1892 she was united in marriage to Lincoln L. Moore, they made their first home on a farm in Atchinson County, Missouri. To this union were born six children, Ralph, Myrtle, Emmert, Harry, Arnold and Lula. In the year 1927 they moved to Nebraska and made their residence on a farm nine miles north of Wolbach until the year of 1939 at which time they moved to Greeley, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away at Greeley March 11, 1944, following his death she moved to Wolbach to make her home with her son, Emmert. In 1945 she with her son moved to Greeley. Mrs. Moore entered the Nursing Home in Albion April 1947, where she remained until her death. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, Emmert of Greeley, one daughter, Mrs. Lula Houst of Wyoming, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and a large host of friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 14, 1947

George Moore, 1861-1935
Funeral Rites Held for George Moore – Funeral services conducted by the pastor, Rev. Feldman were held in Wolbach Methodist church Friday afternoon for George Moore, who passed away at the Norfolk hospital Tuesday. The deceased was born at Rock Port, Missouri, June 13, 1861. In 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna McCollum to which union seven children were born. His wife and one child preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hicreek Baptist church at Hicreek, Missouri. In 1900 the family moved to Greeley county locating on a farm ten miles north of Wolbach. Later the family moved to Nebraska City and again to Greeley. In 1927 due to failing health he was taken to the Norfolk hospital where he passed away April 9, 1935. He leaves to mourn his passing six children, Cameron Moore of Greeley, John Moore of Hamburg, Iowa, Ruth Moore of Ericson, Mrs. Pearl Christensen of Broken bow and Ford and Roscoe Moore. Two sisters, three brothers and twenty grandchildren also survive. Card of Thanks – Dear Friends: We take this means of thanking you for your kindness to us in our sorrow. To the choir, minister and Masons, our gratefulness is unlimited. Pearl Christensen, Ruth Moore, Roscoe Moore, Cameron Moore, John Moore, Ford Moore.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 18, 1935

Lillie Esther (Rasmussen) Moore, 1896-1947
Last Rites for Mrs. Cameron Moore Held Here Wed. – Lillie Esther Rasmussen Moore was born June 28, 1896 at Lincoln, Nebraska and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island May 19, 1947 at the age of 50 years, 10 months and 21 days. She was baptized at Lincoln and moved to Greeley county when a young girl and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Wolbach March 31, 1912. On February 25, 1915 she was married to Cameron Moore at Greeley, Nebraska. To this union ten children were born: Henry and Violet, Salem, Oregon; Charlie, Enos and Dorothy, Grand Island; Esther Pratt, Greeley; Elmer, Mary Ann, Billie and Helen at home. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss: her father, Will Rasmussen, Wolbach; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Martin, North Hollywood, California; and Mrs. Mabel Coe, Wolbach; two brothers, Fred Rasmussen, Detroit, Michigan; and Carl Rasmussen, Los Angeles, California and five grandchildren. Her mother and two brothers, Gilbert and Elmer preceded her in death.  Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 at the home of her father in Wolbach and 2 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Steincamp of Greeley officiating. The following songs were sung by the choir, "God Will Take Care of You", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", and "In the Garden." Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery. The Moore family lived here for a number of years prior to moving to Greeley. Pallbearers were: Judge Scott, Emmett Moore, John Smith, Ervin Crumrine, Patty O’Gorman and Bill Ralph all of Greeley. Out of town relatives who attended the services were: Carrie Mortenson, St. Paul; Albert and Ole Oleson of Cushing; and Fred Rasmussen, Detroit, Michigan.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 22, 1947

Frank Moran, ca.1867-1933
Frank Moran, Greeley County Sheriff, Dies – Frank Moran of Spalding, Sheriff of Greeley County for the past eight years, died at a hospital in Grand Island last Saturday morning following a major operation from which pneumonia developed. Mr. Moran was 66 years old. Mr. Moran, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Greeley county over fifty years ago, and settled in Leo Valley precinct, where he became a successful farmer on an extensive basis. Later he engaged in the banking business at Spalding, but disposed of his banking interests about ten years ago when his bank, the Farmers State sold out to the Security State of Greeley. He was married in 1920. No children were born to the couple. On April 19, 1925, Mr. Moran was appointed by the county board to the office of sheriff to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the former Sheriff J. L. Gallagher. Moran has been retained in office continuously since that time.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday May 11, 1933

Luther E. Morris, 1873-1947
Obituary of the Late Luther E. Morris – Luther E. Morris, was born October 6, 1873 at Dixon, Ill., and passed away at his home in Anaheim, California on January 26, 1947 at the age of 73. In 1913 he moved from Illinois to Nebraska and lived in Boone and Nance counties until 1937, when he moved to Anaheim, California and lived until the time of his death. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lula Morris of Anaheim; six sons: Ray of Chicago, Vernon of Wolbach; Harold of Grand Island; Earl, Roland and Lee of Anaheim and two daughters: Mrs. May Schomburg of Fullerton and Mrs. Grace Edwards of Grand Island. Five sisters: Mrs. Mary Storrs, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Carrie Cooley, Mrs. Anna Harcourt and Miss Ethel Morris of Inglewood California; Mrs. Harry Fenton of Anaheim, California and one brother, Mr. Richard Morris of Cedar Rapids; Twenty-nine grandchildren and three great grand children. He was preceded in death by a son Robert and a daughter Bessie.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 20, 1947

Robert Phillip Morris, 1909-1947
Robert Morris Passes Suddenly in G. I. – Robert P. Morris, 37, contractor with The Grand Island Daily Independent for delivery of papers to Gothenburg and Broken Bow, died Monday morning in a Grand Island hospital. He became suddenly ill last Friday and was taken to the hospital in the city emergency unit at that time. Robert Morris was born April 17, 1909, at Dixon, Illinois to Luther E. and Lulu Morris. He and Elizabeth Johnston were married January 15, 1937 in Omaha. Except for a period of about three years which they spent in California, they had resided in Grand Island until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Roberta May, Phyllis Elizabeth, Ruth Ann and Mary Lou; six brothers, Ray of Chicago, Vernon of Wolbach, Harold of Grand Island, and Earl, Roland and Lee all of Anaheim, Cal.; and two sisters, Mrs. William Schomburg, Fullerton and Mrs. Grace Edwards of Grand Island. McIntyre funeral home is in charge of the funeral which will be held here Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Methodist Church. Rev. W. H. Holverson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Grand Island will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Last Rites for Robert P. Morris Held Here Friday – Funeral services were held for Robert P. Morris Friday afternoon at 1:15 at the Wm. Johnston residence and at 1:30 at the Methodist Church. Rev. W. H. Holverson of Grand Island officiated. Burial in the Hillside Cemetery at Wolbach. Pallbearers were: Lyle Morris, Richard Morris, Harry Fenton, Wm. Lyons, Max Trosper, and Gordon Wagner. Songs sung by the choir were: "Saved by Grace", "In the Garden" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Flower Girls were: Margie Fenton, Agnes Morris, Gilda Trosper, Imogene Trosper, Joyce Trosper and Ferne Trosper. Robert Phillip, son of Luther E. and Lula A. Morris was born April 17, 1909 at Dixon, Illinois and passed away on January 6, 1947 at Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 37 years, 8 months and 19 days. He, with his parents moved to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska in 1913 and lived in Nance and Boone counties, attending High School at Wolbach, Nebraska. In 1931 he and his brother, Earl moved to Columbus and opened a motorcycle shop and in 1932 they moved their business to Grand Island. January 15, 1937 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Johnston, to this union 4 daughters were born: Roberta Mae, Phyllis Elizabeth, Ruth Ann and Mary Lou. In December 1938 he and his family moved to Anaheim, California and resided there until August 1941 at which time they returned to Grand Island, working at Harley Davidson Motor Cycle Shop. In January 1942 he began working in the wholesale newspaper delivery with the Grand Island Daily Independent, where he was employed until the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife and 4 children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Morris of Anaheim, California; six brothers, Ray of Chicago; Roland, Earl and Lee of Anaheim, California; Vernon of Wolbach and Harold of Grand Island; two sisters Mrs. May Schomburg of Fullerton and Mrs. Grace Edwards of Grand Island and a great host of relatives and friends. One sister, Bessie preceded him in death. Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Morris, Mrs. Grace Edwards and family of Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schomburg and family and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schomburg of Fullerton; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris, Richard Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Morris of Belgrade; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fenton, Mrs. Mary Stores, Harry Stores and Mr. and Mrs. Hunt and son, Neil of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Babcock of Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Patterson of Primrose, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hudnall of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen of Big Springs; Mrs. Eddie Bilyeu of Scottsbluff; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Halpin, Mrs. Allen Bowman and sons and Donald Christensen all of Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinney of Kearney; Mrs. Roy Cantral, Mrs. Art Mattiessen, Mrs. May Halpin, Ruth and Aaron of Belgrade. Mrs. James Magnor of St. Joseph, Mo., a friend, came to attend the rites for Robert Morris.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 16, 1947

Martin J. Mortensen, 1895-1937
Martin Mortensen Dies At Cushing – Martin J. Mortensen of Cushing was suddenly stricken with heart failure on March 1, and died without regaining consciousness. Services were held Wednesday March 3, in St. John’s Lutheran church, Cushing, with military honors. Rev. E. A. Pedersen officiated. Mr. A. O. Larsen sang three songs at the service, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Lucht, Mrs. Madison, Mrs. Schomburg carried the flowers. Mr. C. J. Sherman, Mr. Anton Fredericksen, Dewey Madison, James Dunn, Leo Corbett, and Geo. Wilkins were pallbearers. Burial took place in the cemetery at the South Logan church. OBITUARY – Martin J. Mortensen was born in Nakshed, Laaland, Denmark in March 1895 and passed away at his home on March 1, 1937, at the age of 41 years, 11 months, 2 days. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church of Denmark. In 1913 he came to this country and was employed for several years by George Andersen. Since then he made his home in Howard county. On April 6, 1918 he was united in marriage to Carrie Olsen. To this union there were born 5 children. On July 22, 1918 he was enrolled in the United States Army and after serving here for 3 months was sent to France where he served for 9 months. He was at first enrolled in the Graves Registration Corps and later was transferred to the A. P. O. No. 731. He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, 5 children, Donald, Dorothy, Ellen, Florence, and Howard, and one sister in Denmark and many friends and relatives.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 11, 1937
Mette Marie (Thompsen) Mortensen, 1856-1935

Respected Pioneer of Howard Co. Passes – Mrs. Christoffer Mortensen, 79, pioneer of Howard county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Johnson near Cushing Friday, November 1st. Her death, which came as a shock to her many friends, followed an illness of about a month’s duration of Bright’s disease and other complications. Mette Marie Thompsen, daughter of Anna and Thomas Jensen, was born at Orles, Brandrup, Denmark on April 12, 1856 and departed this life November 1st 1935 after having attained the age of 79 years, six months and eighteen days. She came to America in the year 1879 and resided in Saunders county, near Wahoo, until 1888. She was united in marriage to Christoffer Mortensen on July 9, 1881, at Fremont. To this union seven children were born, namely: three sons, Henry and Arthur Mortensen of Sandders, Mont., and Charles Mortensen of Forsyth, Mont., and four daughters, Mrs. Millie Root, Mrs. Luella Slocombe and Mrs. Olga Edwards all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Anna Johnson of Cushing. With the exception of nine years when they resided in Montana, Howard county has been Mr. and Mrs. Mortensen’s home since 1888. Since their return to Howard county about a year ago, they have made their home with their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Johnson at Cushing. Mrs. Mortensen was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was loyal to that faith all her life. She was a member of the South Logan Ladies Aid for a number of years. Although her family were the first recipients of her inspiring love and unending labor, she was faithful in her support of her church and community at all times. Beside her seven children, all of whom survive, she leaves to mourn her passing, her aged husband who is in ill health, three brothers, L. G. Thompson, Corpus Christi and Niels Thompsen, Seabrook, Texas, and Henry Thompsen of Chadron, Nebr., also eight grandchildren and a host of friends and acquaintances. The last rites were held Monday afternoon with Rev. W. J. Primrose of St. Paul conducting the services at the South Logan church. Brief services were held previously in the home. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby. The Messenger wishes to join the many friends of the family in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 7, 1935

Lavina Rebecca Moser, 1922-1923
Obituary – Lavina Rebecca Moser was born in Greeley county, Neb., ten miles north of Wolbach, August 4, 1922 and died at the home of her parents of indigestion at the age of 7 months and 22 days on Monday afternoon, March 26, 1923, at 5 o’clock. She leaves to mourn the loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Moser, four brothers and one sister, namely: Freddie, Clarence, Gottlieb, Edwin and Anna. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday, March 27, at 1 o’clock p.m. by Rev. R. A. White, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery in Wolbach. The stricken family has the sympathy of many friends.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 29, 1923

Ada I. (Davis) Moss, 1880-1927
Mrs. A. C. Moss Is Laid To Rest – The funeral of Mrs. A. C. Moss, whose body was brought here from Parmelee, South Dakota, was held at the Lutheran church last Friday afternoon. The attendance was very large, there being many local people as well as many relatives from a distance present. Following is a list of out-of-town relatives who were here to attend the funeral. Many of them remained for a few days’ visit before returning to their respective homes. Mr. A. C. Moss and sons Albert, Jr., and James, Parmelee, S. D.; Miss Evelyn Moss, Omaha, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bradford and baby, Parmelee, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Mickey and baby, Clearfield, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Moss, Parmelee, S. D.; Mr. Clyde Folsom, Casper, Wyoming; Mr. I. M. Moss, Valley, Nebr.; Dr. and Mrs. Joe Moss, Ashland, Neb.; Miss Nanny O’Dell, Weston, Nebr.; Mrs. H. K. White, Wahoo, Nebr.; Mrs. W. H. Porter and sons LeRoy and Billy, Wahoo, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kres, Broken Bow, Nebr. Mrs. Moss’s sister, Mrs. J. H. Wright, was unable to attend the funeral. OBITUARY – Ada I. Davis was born in Weston, Nebraska, Dec. 12, 1880, and died at her home in Parmelee, South Dakota, February 1, 1927, aged 46 years, 2 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage to Albert C. Moss, September 6, 1899. To this union was born three sons and three daughters. One son, Perry Moss, preceded her in death in January 1923. She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, one sister, her husband, and five children, namely: Mrs. Harold Bradford, Parmelee, S. D., Mrs. Laura Mickey, Clearfield, S. D., Miss Evelyn Moss, Omaha, Nebraska, Albert and James Moss, Parmelee, S. D., five grandchildren, and a host of friends. In early life she united with the Methodist church, and led a consistent life. She was an affectionate wife, a loving mother, and a kind neighbor. The surviving relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends. The body was brought to Wolbach for burial Thursday evening, February third. On Friday, February 4th, at 2:30 p.m., funeral services were held in Trinity Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, assisted by Rev. E. C. Moore. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, February 10, 1927

Albert Cunningham Moss, Jr., 1915-1929
Albert Moss, Jr., fourteen year old son of Mr. Albert Moss, residing seven miles west of Wolbach was killed instantly last Saturday morning at about ten o’clock when he was struck by lightning. He was in the field cultivating corn at the time. It is said that the bolt that killed the boy knocked down one of the horses but did not seriously injure it. The father and younger brother who were working near by took the boy’s body to the house. Only a light rainfall accompanied the electric storm which caused the accident. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church, Rev. J. R. Hamilton, assisted by Rev. R. A. White, conducting the services. The funeral was largely attended and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family which has been so suddenly broken up with this tragic accident. The following obituary has been handed to us for publication: OBITUARY – Albert Cunningham Moss Jr., son of Albert and Ada Irene Moss was born Febr. 24, 1915 at Hamill, S. D., and departed from this life July 13, 1929 at his home near Wolbach at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 19 days. He moved with his parents to Parmelee where he was preceded in death by his mother and brother Perry. From there he came to Wolbach with his father and brother James. He was Baptized and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wolbach on Feb. 5, 1927. He leaves to mourn his departure his father and step mother, 3 sisters, Irene Bradford of Parmelee, Belva Mickey of Keya Paha, Evelyn Cohen at Cheyenne, 1 brother James at home, three nieces and four nephews and a host of relatives and friends. "I cannot say and I will not say, That he is dead, he is just away, With a cheery smile and a wave of his hand, He has wondered (sic) into another land." Out of town relatives who were here the first of the week to attend the funeral of Albert Moss, Jr., were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bradford and T. M. Moss of Parmelee, S. D., Mrs. Lyle Mickey and son of Keya Paha, S. D., Mrs. Bennie Cohen of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. E. Moss of Valley, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Henderson and Mrs. Joe Kriz of Broken Bow, Nebr. CARD OF THANKS -- Neighbors and friends were very kind and helpful to us during the sad hours following the tragic death of our beloved son and brother, and we wish in this manner to convey to them all our sincere gratitude for their kindly ministrations and expressions of sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Moss and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Mickey, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Cohen.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, July 18, 1929

Albert Perry Moss, 1904-1923
Obituary – Albert Perry, son of Albert C. and Ada Irene Moss, was born April 29, 1904, at Wolbach, Nebr., and moved to Winner, S. D. in 1909, where he resided until his illness. He was taken sick May 1, 1922, and was taken to a hospital in Omaha in July, from there he was taken to Rochester, Minn., on October 18, where he passed away, after a lingering illness on January 8, 1923, at the age of 18 years, 8 months and 9 days. He was a very patient sufferer, never complaining. He leaves to mourn the loss a loving father and mother, three sisters and two brothers, Albert C. and Ada Irene Moss, Mrs. Harold Bradford, Miss Belva and Evelyn Moss, Junior and James Moss, all of Winner, S. D. and all of whom were present at the funeral. The body was brought to Wolbach for burial January 10 and the funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. White, assisted by Rev. Mr. Fagan of the M. E. church, were held from the Trinity Lutheran church on Thursday, January 11, at 2:30 p.m. after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. The relatives of the deceased are well known in and around Wolbach, and have the sympathy of the entire community during their bereavement.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 18, 1923

Anna May (Tharme) Moss, 1850-1917
Anna May Tharme was born in Burtanan Trent Staffordshire, England, May 18, 1850, and died at her home in Wolbach, Neb., December 12, 1917, being 67 years, 6 months and 24 days old at her death. She came to America in 1868 being 18 years old without relative or acquaintance on the ship. She came to Rock Island, Ill. In 1872 she moved to Grand Ridge, Ill. In 1873 she was united in marriage to James A. Moss. To this union there was born two girls and two boys: Eva May Perry of Wolbach, Nebraska; Florence Charlotte McCarty, Seattle, Wash.; Albert Cunningham Moss, Wurner, South Dakota; Thomas Marshall Moss, Valley, Nebr. In the winter of 1879 and 1883 she moved with her husband to Wahoo, Nebr., and in 1901 came to Wolbach, where she resided until her death. No death until now having ever occurred in the family, she leaves to mourn the loss, her husband, J. A. Moss, her two sons and two daughters and eleven grandchildren, one brother in St. Joe, Mo., one brother and two sisters in England. At the age of 14, she was confirmed in the church of England. In 1878 she united with the Presbyterian church. February 22, 1914 she united with the English Lutheran church of Wolbach. As a member she was faithful to her duties. She will be sorely missed in the Ladies Aid Society in which she was always active. By her faithful attendance of the services of the church and attentive hearing of the Word, she was a great help to the pastor, who feels keenly the loss of a good parishioner. She was a faithful member of the Rebecca lodge of Wolbach, and will be very much missed by this organization. She was always ready to help any one in need. The great consolation of us all is that our loss is her eternal gain. She expressed herself ready and willing to meet her Master if it were his will to call her at this time. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church, Tuesday, December 18, 1917, at 2 o’clock p.m. The body had keep kept in [illegible] until all the children were enabled to arrive for the funeral. The church proved too small for the vast congregation and some were unable to gain admittance. The Rebecca lodge attended in a body. Floral tributes were numerous, large and beautiful. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. A. White. The singing was by Odd Fellows, Rebeccas and Lutheran choir. The body was laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery. The family have the profound sympathy of the entire community.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 20, 1917

James A. Moss, 1849-1928
J. A. Moss Called To His Final Reward – After several months of serious illness, James A. Moss finally passed away last Friday morning. Mr. Moss had remained hale and hearty to a good age and retained keen interest in his affairs and the affairs of the community. Last winter following a severe attack of the flu he suffered from swellings on his neck, and spent some time in the hospital at Lincoln for treatment. His condition, however, gradually grew worse and for the past few months has been bedfast. The funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran church conducted by his pastor, Dr. R. A. White, in the presence of a very large attendance of relatives, friends and acquaintances who came to pay their last respect to Mr. Moss. The members of the Oddfellows Lodge attended in a group to pay homage to a departed brother. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery. The following obituary was read by Rev. White. James A. Moss was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1849 and died at his home in Wolbach Nebraska, Sept. 21, 1828, age 79 years, 5 months and 16 days. He moved with his parents from Pennsylvania to Grand Ridge, Illinois at the age of 11. On February 27, 1873 he was united in marriage to Anna May Tharme. To this union four children were born, namely, Mrs. Eva May Perry and Albert Cunningham Moss of Wolbach, Nebraska, Thomas Marshal Moss of Parmelee, South Dakota, and Florence Charlotte McCarthy of Seattle, Washington, all of whom were present at the funeral except Mrs. McCarthy. With his family, Mr. Moss moved to Nebraska in 1880 settling in Saunders County. He came to Wolbach in 1901 where he has since resided. His wife preceded him in death in December 1917. He united with the Presbyterian church in Illinois in 1878 and with Trinity Lutheran, February 22, 1914. He continued a faithful member of the same until his death. He leaves to mourn the loss, two sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, four brothers and a host of both relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Odd Fellow and Rebecca lodges and will be sadly missed by these organizations. He was no less a faithful member of his church placing it above all other societies. He served on the church Council nearly all of the time he was a member and his vacant place in the regular services will be a silent reminder of the days gone by. He will be remembered as one who was always ready to help. When ever there was any work to be done, he always did his full share. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of the whole community. They have the further consolation that their loss was his eternal gain. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the many kind acts and expressions of sympathy to us during the long illness and at the time of the death of our beloved father. We thank the members of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges for their kind help and highly appreciate the beautiful flowers which were given by so many. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Moss and family, Mr. A. C. Moss and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McCarthy and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Perry and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 27, 1928

Floyd J. Moyer, 1944 or 1945
Receives Details of Brother’s Death – Mrs. W. L. Cartwright received the following telegram from the War Department: "The Secretary of War deeply regrets to inform you that your brother, Floyd J. Moyer, was killed in action in the Pacific area December 15, 1944, while being transported aboard a Japanese vessel. Confirming letter follows." The letter, in parts, reads: "This is to confirm my telegram to you which was sent regretfully informing you of the death of your brother, and to convey such information as I can of the circumstances. From the available information it appears that 1,619 prisoners of war were embarked December 13, 1944, from Manila on a Japanese vessel, presumably for transfer to Japan. The ship was bombed and sunk in Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 15, 1944. After considerable delay there has been received from the Japanese government a confirmatory report of this sinking, with partial official list of those lost and of the survivors. Nine hundred and forty-two prisoners of war, among them your brother, are officially reported by the Japanese to have lost their lives at this time. Only two of the prisoners of war aboard are known to have evaded recapture and returned to our forces. I regret that the known circumstances and the reports received offer no hope that your brother survived. He will be carried on the records of the War Department as killed in action. Please know that you have my heartfelt sympathy." Both messages were signed by Major Gen. Witzell, acting adjutant general.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, August 2, 1945

Mrs. Cartwright Receives More Word From War Dept. – Mrs. W. L. Cartwright recently received another letter from the War Department to a previous communication regarding her brother Sargeant Floyd J. Moyer, Infantryman, giving the date of his death as January 9, 1945. It stated "Information recently received in this office indicates that your brother was one of over 1600 prisoners of war of Japanese government who were placed on board the "Oryoku Maru" a Japanese vessel on the 13th of December 1944 to be removed from the Philippine Islands. Your brother survived the bombing and sinking of that vessel in Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands on December 15, 1944. He was placed on the "Enouro Maru" which left Lingayen Gulf, Luzon on 27 of December 1944. He died on that date on board the Enoura Maru as the result of wounds of the right humeral region, incurred in the bombing of the "Oryoku Maru" and acute colitis. The records of the Department of the Army have been amended accordingly."
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, October 7, 1948

John F. Moyer, 1861-1944
John F. Moyer Of Palmer Is Dead – John F. Moyer, 82, father of Mrs. W. L. Cartwright of Wolbach, died at his home in Palmer Friday. He had been in failing health for the last year. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Nicholas mortuary. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery there. Born July 27, 1861 in Beaura county, Ill., Mr. Moyer moved to Iowa with his parents when he was 4 years old. In 1874 they moved to Central City, Neb. He was a resident of Merrick county until his death, with the exception of a few years spent in Nance county. On June 20, 1892, he was married to Miss Martha M. Donaldsen at Central City. To this union were born four daughters and six sons. Surviving are four sons and three daughters. They are Guy M. Moyer of Fullerton, Mrs. Goldie L. Stearman of Palmer, Mrs. W. L. Cartwright of Wolbach, John R. Moyer, at home, Floyd J. Moyer, U.S. army, now a prisoner of war in the Philippines, Mrs. Stella A. Gerding of St. Louis, and Sgt. Vincent J. Moyer, stationed in Louisiana. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. Mrs. Moyer preceded her husband in death on January 16, 1942. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Moyer was a pioneer settler in the Palmer community, having moved there before the village of Palmer was established.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, February 17, 1944

Martha Melinda (Donaldson) Moyer, 1873-1942
OBITUARY OF MRS. JOHN MOYER – Martha Melinda Donaldson, daughter of James and Rosetta Donaldson was born Oct. 25, 1873 at Pleasant Valley, Iowa, and passed from this life to her eternal home, Jan. 16, 1942, at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 22 days. At an early age she moved with her parents from Iowa to Kansas. At the age of eleven her mother passed away and she came to Central City, Neb., to make her home with her mother’s sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Huff, where she lived until her marriage to John F. Moyer at Central City, June 20, 1892. To this union were born ten children. Three passed away in infancy. The most of her life was spent in Merrick county. She was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Palmer. She was faithful in church attendance and in serving her Lord. Her prayers were that her family circle would be unbroken in that land where no sorrow ever comes, and she is waiting on that Golden Shore to greet her loved ones. Our loss is her gain, for to be absent from the body is to be present with her Lord. She will be greatly missed in the home and the church. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and seven children; Guy of Fullerton, Mrs. Goldie Stearman, Palmer; Mrs. Gladys Cartwright of Wolbach; Raymond of Palmer; Sgt. Floyd J. Moyer, stationed somewhere in the Philippine Islands; Mrs. Stella Gerding of St. Louis, Mo.; and Sgt. Vincent Moyer of Camp Siebert at Boulder City, Nevada. Nine living grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her little granddaughter, Betty Jean passed away one month and seven days before her grandmother’s death. She also leaves three sisters and one brother; Mrs. F. P. Achten and Mrs. Birdie Troughton of Witmore, Kansas and Mrs. Annie Dean of Kansas, and Adam Donaldson of Seneca, Kansas, other relatives and friends. The following was found written in her Bible: "A soul winner for Jesus, I am longing to be, and at the end of the race, a crown is waiting for me. I mean to press on to the end of the goal, and be for Jesus, a winner of souls." Members of the family, relatives and friends from out-of-town who were there for the funeral were: Sgt. Vincent Moyer, Camp Seibert, Nev., Mrs. Harry G. Gerding, St. Louis; Walter Huff, Central City and Mr. and Mrs. Chas Huff of Archer; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Moyer, Mrs. W. McKee, Mrs. Ollie Witt, Mrs. Rosa Ford and W. R. Milby of Fullerton; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cartwright, Patsy and Peggy Ann, and Mrs. Jennie Cartwright of Wolbach; Mrs. Myrtle McIntyre of Greeley; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Keegan, Rev. and Mrs. Lawson Brown of Grand Island; Mrs. Jerome Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Peck of Clarks.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 29, 1942

Rasmus Moensen (Mogensen?), 1835-1916
Obituary – Rasmus Moensen was born in Denmark, May 1, 1835. He died at the home of his son, Wm. Rasmussen 3 miles north of Wolbach March 14, 1916, aged 80 years, 10 months and 13 days. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran church at the age of 14, and remained a member of the same until death. About the year 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Sine Petersen. Of this union one son and two daughters were born, Wm. Rasmussen, well known in this community, and two daughters in Denmark, Mrs. Sophia Nelsen and Mrs. Minnie Johnson. Besides these, he leaves to mourn his loss, 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, 11 of whom are living in Denmark. In the year 1905 he came from Denmark and made his home with Wm. Rasmussen until his death. While he has not been in the best of health during the winter, it was not thought his end was so near. He was up and around the day before his death, and started to get up that morning, but died very suddenly. So his sudden departure was a great shock to the family and community. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. White were held in the Lutheran church Thursday, March 16th at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Wolbach cemetery. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. CARD OF THANKS – We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors and especially to the Danish Brotherhood, that so kindly helped us during the sickness and death of our beloved father. Also for the many beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rasmussen and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 23, 1916

James T. Murphy, 1896-1944
Funeral Services For James Murphy – Mrs. George Horn left Friday for Fargo, N. D., to attend funeral services for her brother, James Murphy. Mr. Murphy was born on a farm near Brayton and was well known in this community. Other survivors include three brothers, Earl of Omaha, formerly of Greeley, Clarence of California, and Jack of Omaha.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 2, 1944

Obituary – James T. Murphy, 48, of Fargo died October 25 in a Hines, Ill., hospital. He entered the hospital in September when he became ill while employed at Norfolk, Neb. Born in Greeley county, Nebraska, on February 9, 1896, Mr. Murphy was a resident of Fargo for 12 years. He was employed by the Haggart Construction company. He is survived by his wife, a step-daughter, Mrs. Walter Nowak, two sisters, Mrs. George Horn of Wolbach and Mrs. Pat Steenson of Rawlins, Wyo., three brothers, Earl and Jack of Omaha and Clarence of Pasadena, Cal. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of the first World War, and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Funeral services were held October 30 at St. Mary’s church in Fargo. Burial was in the Moorehead, Minn. Cemetery.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, November 16, 1944

John Murphy, ca. 1906-1948
Services for John Murphy Held in Omaha Wed. – Emmett Nelson and Clarence Martin motored to Omaha Wednesday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law John Murphy, 42, who passed away suddenly on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Nelson accompanied her husband home. Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Jennie Sowers remained for a longer stay.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 25, 1948

Daniel J. Myers, 1885 [probably should be 1858] -1919
OBITUARY – Daniel J. Myers was born in Fulton County, Ill., in the year 1885 (sic), April 2nd. He came to Nebraska with his parents in 1869 and settled in Seward County, where he lived until about sixteen years ago when he came to Wolbach, which has since been his home. He was married at Seward, Nebraska, August 16th, 1914, to Mrs. Bertha Skiles of Kansas City, Kas. He departed this life May 1st, 1919, aged 6? [illegible] years 1 month at Bethany Hospital, in Kansas City, Kansas, as a result of the "Flu." He leaves to survive him a wife, Mrs. Bertha Myers of Wolbach, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Shattuck, Seward, Neb., and Mrs. Louisa Lemen, Lincoln, Nebr., and four brothers Levi S. Garland, Neb.; Jess W., Fullerton, Neb.; Henry A., Cushing, Nebraska and Wm. B., of Seward and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church for thirty years and was also affiliated with I. O. O. F. and Masons. A short service was held in Kansas City. Final services were held at the Methodist church May 4th and interment was made at Spring Creek cemetery. Rev. Philly and Rev. White of the Lutheran church had charge of the funeral. The I. O. O. F., conducted services at the grave. The Community extends heartfelt sympathy the heartbroken bereaved ones.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 8, 1919

Mrs. Jefferson Myers, ca.1862-1945
Rites Held For Mrs. Jefferson Myers, 83 – Funeral services were held May 4 at the Methodist church in Fullerton for Mrs. Jefferson Myers, 83, who died May 2 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Ostrander, at Genoa. Rev. Westadt and Rev. C. W. Shepard officiated. Burial was in the Fullerton cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Steenson of Wolbach attended the funeral services. Mrs. Steenson is a daughter of Mrs. Myers. Other surviving children are George Myers of Green River, Wyo., formerly of Wolbach, Mrs. W. P. Ostrander of Tacoma, Wash., Roy Myers of Milwaukee, Ore., Elmer G. Myers of Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. F. A. Pitchford of Green River, Wyo., Mrs. E. J. Bamesburger of Green River, Wyo.; 32 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive. Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her husband in April, 1942 and two daughters and two sons.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, May 17, 1945


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