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Merrick County News


Scrapbook of Mrs. C. J. (Elizabeth) Dittmer

Assumption - that all these were published in the Clark's Enterprise ...
or the newspaper of Shelby, IOWA
None of the articles bear a publication date or name of newspaper.

Scrapbook, page 46


   Mary West and Hubert Burress, both of Clarks, were married in Iowa, December 24th. After a month's visit with grandparents and other relatives at Fairfield, Iowa, they returned home Monday.
   Mary was a graduate of Clarks High school, 1921, and has been engaged in teaching near Havens the past two years.
   Mary is the youngest daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Frank West. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burress, of near Havens.
   A reception was given them at the Haven hall Tuesday evening.
   Their many friends join in wishing these estimable young people the best all along life's journey.



   Mr. and Mrs. Eiler Jacobsen were visitors at the home of Grandma Reimers the past week. Mrs. Jacobsen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Strohebn of Clarks, Neb., who formerly lived in theis vicinity.



   A pre-nuptial shower compliment to Misses Vera Spence and Clara Van Doren the graduate nurses of the Edmondson hospital entertained with a miscellaneous shower one evening recently. The wedding of Miss Spence to Clyde Stevens of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Van Doren to Herman Blumer, of Minden, will be events of the near future. The bride elects received many beautiful and useful gifts, and light refreshments were served.
   Those present included Misses Sophia Pieper, Peggy Mueller, Margaret Colgan, Edith Culver, Minnie Peterson, Evelyn Keast, Agnes Broderson, Christine Phillips, Lillian Amquert, Nell B. Hird, Corrine WHeeler, Gladys Larsen, Kathleen Brunan, Florence Dean McManigal, Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Medd.


Frederick Dittmer and Miss Hazel H. West, both well known young people of Clarks, were married this morning at the court house by County Judge E. D. Jeffreys. The bride has been engaged in teaching. The groom is a farmer and the young people will live on a farm near Clarks.

(NOTE: See Merrick County Marriage Record Book H, p337.)



Here is Helen Claire Purcell, daughter of State Senator and Mrs. E. R. Purcell of Broken Bow, whose engagement to Edward S. Chamberlain of Clarks, Neb., formerly of Omaha, was recently announced. The wedding will take place June 10.


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   Here are Mr. and Mrs. Horace Willits of Polk, Neb., who recently celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.
   Mr. and Mrs. Willits came to Polk county fifty one years ago from Illinois with three children. More that forty relatives attended the celebration held in their honor.
   They have eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Willits is 85 years old and his wife is 78 and both are enjoying exceptionally good health.

(NOTES: Wife was Mary Elizabeth Sheriff. See cemetery extracts on Polk County website.)



Clarks -- Fred Dittmer swung his Ford into a ditch to avoid another car and crashed into a cement bridge wrecking the machine. He escaped serious injury.



Jacob Blumer

   Jacob Blumer, 75, for 60 years a farmer near Minden, died Friday morning at a local hospital after an illness of three months.
   He is survived by his widow:, two daughters, Violet and Gladys, all of Minden; three brothers: Casper of Minden, Frank and Henry of Omaha, and two sisters, Miss Anna Blumer of Minden and Mrs. Henry Cook of Menlo, S. D.
   Woodring mortuary is in charge.


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