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Grand Island Daily Independent, Wed., January 15, 1930 (Abstract)

Apoplexy Takes Merrick Farmer

     John Stueven, 64, farmer residing twelve miles northeast of Grand Island, in Merrick county, died of apoplexy, at his home about 10:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, after a brief illness. Early in the morning, he appeared to be in his usual health and went about his farm duties, but about nine o'clock he developed a very severe headache. His condition rapidly became worse and shortly after 4 p.m. lapsed into unconsciousness from which he failed to rally.
     He was born at Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on September 12, 1865, and spent his early life there. On August 2, 1895, he was united in marriage with Catherine Wenn, in Germany. In March, 1910, they came to America, locating first on a farm near St. Libory and later moving to their present farm home.
     Surviving are the widow, four son, five daughters, and one brother, Claus, residing in Germany. One son, Herman, died February 15, 1920, and another son passed away in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held from the home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. O. Hausmann, of St. Paul's German Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the Wiegert cemetery, northeast of Grand Island.




Palmer Journal, Palmer, NE, Thursday January 30, 1930; front page

William H. Jennings

     Was born Burbon, Illinois*, February 15, 1855 and passed away at his home northwest of Palmer Nebraska, January 23, 1930, aged 74 years 11 months and 8 days.
     At the age of fourteen he left Indiana and made his home in Illinois for seven years, when he moved to Missouri.  In 1875 he went to Iowa, where he was married to Miss Sarah Roberts, November 28, 1887.  They moved to his community about five years ago.  Mr. Jennings became a member of the Congregational Church in 1897 at Minersville, Nebraska.
    He was a true and honest citizen and had made many friends in the community during his short stay here.
    The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
    He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two sons, Grant Jennings of Weeping Water, Nebr. and Alvin Jennings of Santiago, California; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Johnson of Palmer, six grandchildren, four brothers and many friends.
     The funeral was conducted at the home on Saturday afternoon, January 25, by Rev. Hamilton of Wolbach, and interment was made in Rock Creek Cemetery, in the country he loved, and near so many of his friends

*Obit provided by Jerre Robertson <>, who states his correct birthplace was Indiana. Rock Creek Cemetery is in Howard County, near Cotesfield.  19 Aug 2004
Additional notes: William H. Jennings was my great-grandfather. My father was Virgil M. Johnson, son of Sam and Stella (Jennings) Johnson. My Dad, his parents and his grandparents (Sarah and William Jennings) lived in Palmer, Nebraska between 1925 - spring of 1931. My Dad played baseball at Cushing, Nebraska and my Mom said he traveled to all the little towns in the area playing ball.  The Johnson's (my Dad's family) lived neighbors to and were friends with the Chris Jensen family.  If anyone in the area remembers my family or the Jensen family, I would like to have them contact me.  Family stories have it that the Johnson home burned down in 1931 and that is when the family moved back to Missouri.  My Dad died in 1971 - was always proud to say he was from Nebraska.


13 May 1931 (Wed): Grand Island Newspaper

Death Takes Mrs. Louisa Rudolf

     Mrs. Louisa Rudolf, 62, a resident of Merrick County for more than a half century, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, at the St. Francis hospital, where, for more than two weeks past, she had been receiving medical treatment. She had been in failing health for several months.

     Born in Pommem, Germany, on July 28, 1868, and came to America in 1877 with her parents, who came directly to Merrick county, Nebraska. In 1889, she was united in marriage with Mitchell Oxner. Two sons being born, Edward, of Hall county, and William of Nance county. In 1905, she married Frank Rudolf, who preceded her in death in 1922. To this union were born one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stout, and three sons; Raymond, Leonard and Lawrence, all residing on the home place, near Palmer.      Besides her immediate family, she is survived by two brothers, Charles Rudolf of Central City, and Herman, residing in Alaska; and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Tinge, of Grand Island; Mrs. Fred Deertz and Mrs. Wm Glause, both living near Palmer; and six grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the home place, five miles southwest of Palmer, and at two o'clock from the Evangelical church in Merrick County, Reverend H.A. Schwab officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the churchyard.

Submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005


Palmer Journal

Jun 1933

Myron Dooley died at his home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, June 2, 1933, age 61 years.


Palmer Journal

Jul 1933

Frank John Hessellgesser, age 45, of Central City died at St. Francis hospital at Grand Island July 9, 1933.

Richard Ray Adams, 20 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Adams, died July 16, 1933 at the St. Francis hospital in Grand Island.

Richard, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reimer drowned in the Loup near the Ben Wolf farm Sunday.


Palmer Journal

Sep 1933

A. F. Heck passed away Sept. 5, 1933 after a lingering illness.

Oliver Perry Ross died September 12, 1933, at teh (sic) age of 73 years.

Miles Stouter died September 16, 1933, age 57 years.

John Richard Walters died Sept. 17, 1933, age 81 years.

Mrs. John Logan Davis died Sept. 24, 1933, age 88 years. She was a resident here since 1872.


Palmer Journal

Oct 1933

James William, the four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnston died.

Little Mary Lou Welch, child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Welch died.

Mrs. Susana Wagner died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Chas. Richey at St. Edward Oct. 27, 1933, age 81 years.


Palmer Journal

Dec 1933

George D. Jeffers, former resident between Palmer and St. Paul, died Dec. 17 1933, age 82.


Columbus Telegram
Oct 1936
Dies Here - Mrs. Angeline Bump, 74, of Fullerton, who had been here since Sep 1, with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shemek, 954 Twenty-fifth avenue, died at 3 a.m. today at their home followng a several-months illness.  Her death was due to heart trouble caused by an asthmatic condition. As Miss Angeline Bump, she was born on Nov. 4., 1861 at Lockport, Ill., where she grew to womanhood, and where her marriage to her first husband Frank Wells, took place. One son, Henry Wells, of Oregon City, Ore., was born to this union. Four years after their marriage, Mr. Wells died, and later Mrs. Wells was married to Alonzo Bump. They came to Nebraska in 1888, from Lockport, and located on a farm northwest of Silver Creek. In 1913, they retired from the farm, and moved into Silver Creek to reside, and one year later, on Mar. 7, 1914, Mr. Bump passed away. Mrs. Bump continued to make her home in Silver Creek until 1920, when she moved to Fullerton to reside. About the first of this year, when her health became impaired, she went to Silver Creek to be with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bump, coming from there to Columbus Sept 1 (?). She was a member of the Congregational church at Fullerton. Besides her daughter and two sons, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mat Ludwig of Orland Park, Ill., and Mrs. Jessie Barrnes of Ronan, Mony., 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Gass Funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow after word is received from her son in Oregon.


Central City Republican (pg. 2, col.6)


She was a Devoted Mother

Taught Sunday School Class and Sang in the Choir

Mrs. Laura Alice Dungan passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 12, following twelve day illness. Although Mrs. Dungan had been in poor health for the past year, her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends. She attained the age of 80.

She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. John burns, and was born October 27, 1857, at Libertyville, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood.

She was united in marriage to James Dungan on March 20, 1879, at Pella, Iowa, and to this union five children were born. Two preceded her in death, a small son at the age of two years and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Larson, in the year of 1919. Her husband passed away October 27, 1924.---((my note: his obituary states he passed away on Friday, 10/17/1924)).-- Those left to mourn her are Pearl Dungan of Ogallala; Charles of Nebraska City, and Mrs. A. B. McHargue of Central City, besides six grand children and two great grand children.

During the past 58 years Mrs. Dungan made her home in Nebraska, living most of that time in Central City, although for a short time the family resided at Ames, Nebraska. She was a school teacher and an excellent music instructor. She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church, and was a very active member while her health permitted, teaching a Sunday School class and singing in the choir. All those who knew her appreciated her kindness as a neighbor and friend, for she went to the assistance of many in need.

Funeral services were conducted from the Solt Funeral Home at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. J. Henry Stitt and Rev. G. W. Stansbury in charge. Two beautiful hymns, "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" were rendered by Mrs. Warren Riggs and Mrs. J. Hruza. Accompaniment was played by Mrs. Paul Engel. The ladies in charge of the floral tributes were Mrs. Wayne Reeves, Mrs. Sol McHargue, Mrs. Earl McHargue and Mrs. Earl Pullen. Those acting as pallbearers were Earl McHargue, A. C. Nicholas, Sol McHargue, Wayne Reeves, John Barton and Robert C. Campbell. Interment was made in the family plot in the Central City Cemetery.

Dearest mother, you have left us, No one else can take your place, We are so sad without you mother, God sustains us by His grace. May we strive to meet you mother, When our tasks on earth are o"er, And be with you forever, On that bright and happy shore.

Submitted 3 Feb 2010 by Joyce Oelke


May 1938 death notice (Grand Island newspaper?)


     Central City, Nebr., May 30. (Special)--After friends and neighbors became alarmed over the lack of activity about his home, the body of Fred H. Freeland, 78, was found Saturday morning, May 28, in his own bed at home just northeast of Central City. County Attorney Paul R. Morris said that death must have taken place several days prior to the discovery, because of the condition of the body.

     Residing alone most of the time since the death of his wife on Friday, May 13, this year, Mr. Freeland had not been seen about his home for several days, consequently A.W. Scott and Eric Larson investigated Saturday morning. They were unable to gain entrance to the house, but looking into the house through a window they saw Freeland in his bed. After authorities had been notified and entrance to the house gained by forcing a door, they found that he had been dead for some time. Authorities stated that he apparently died a natural death, since there was no indication of foul play. Attorney Morris said no inquest was contemplated, so burial was made the day of the discovery.

     Surviving Mr. Freeland are nine children: Frank and Louie of Palmer, Henry of Amelia, Nebr., Fred of Clarks, Edward of Central City, Mrs. Emma Farlee of Wolbach, Mrs. Anna Bandt of Cushing, Mrs. Lydia Gruber and Mrs. Ells Verplank of Palmer.


May 1938: obit (Grand Island newspaper?)


     Last rites for Fred H. Freeland, 78, prominent farmer who died at his home near Central City, Thursday, May 28, 1938, following a sudden heart attack, were held at the family home, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. J. Lohr, of this city officiating. Burial was in the Wiegert cemetery northeast of the city.

     Mr. Freeland was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., March 12, 1860, and came to Nebraska in 1882. Two years later he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Glause. His wife preceded him in death, on May 13, of this year. He was a faithful member of the English Lutheran church.

     He is survived by five sons, Frank and Louis of Palmer; Henry, of Amelia, Fred of Clarks and Edward of Central City, and four daughters, Mrs. Emma Farlee, of Wolbach; Mrs. Anna Bandt, of Cushing; Mrs. Lydia Gruber and Mrs. Ella Verplank, of Palmer. A daughter, Clara, died in infancy.

     Also surviving besides the children are two brothers, Henry Freeland of Dunkirk, N.Y. , and John C. Freeland, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Lechner, of Jamestown, N.Y., and thirty-three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

2 articles for F. T. Freeland, submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005

NOTE:  Have found this surname given as Freelend also.


Palmer Journal

Oct 1938

Mrs. George Uhlick of St. Paul, Minn., died.

Palmer Journal

Nov 1938

Dempsey Alexander died at Antioch of influenza.



The Central City Republican, Vol. XLVI No. 48
Thursday, April 27, 1939 - Obit written by Mrs. Fred A. Marsh


Killed Instantly Last Thursday When Struck by Train—Outstanding Citizen"

Born 7 Aug 1859, Orient, Long Island, NY.  Parents: Albert & Harriet Vernon Fitch.  Family moved to Central City in 1875.  Attended UN.  Was partner with brother George as publishers of Central City Courier, which later took over the Record.  Presbyterian. Died 20 Apr 1939 at Central City, NE. Survivor: brother George.  Predeceased by brother Halsey who died in Easter Sunday 1913 Omaha tornado.

Notes: Funeral has been held when this obit was written.  Musicians and pallbearers are listed, also out of town visitors/mourners.  Location of funeral is not stated, nor is place of burial.

See Who's Who in NE 1940 p814 (w/bro: George). 1880 Fed. Census NE ED114 p1 D5 F5 (w/p); 1885 NE Census ED 526 p16 D157 F157 (w/p); and 1900 Fed. Census NE ED136 p1a D1 F1 (w/p) - Central City, Merrick, NE

Feb 2007: Submitted by Larry Coates.


16 Jul 1939 (Friday): GI Independent, p4

Albert Burger, Resident for 58 Years, Dies

Funeral Services for Retired Railroad Man Will Be Held Saturday

     Albert H. Burger, Grand Island resident for 58 years, died yesterday afternoon at 4:00 at a local hospital. Mr. Burger had been in failing health for the past year, his condition becoming serious about a week ago. Death was attributed to complications attending the infirmities of his advanced years.

     Albert Burger was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, March 28, 1859. He attended the schools of his home province and grew to manhood there. When he was 22 years of age, he came to this country and directly to Grand Island.

     In 1882, he married Miss Anna Rudolph. Seven children were born of their union, five of whom survive their father's passing. Mrs. Burger died in July of 1915.

     On June 25, 1930, Mr. Burger and Mrs. Minnie Evers were married and since have lived a quiet retired life at their family residence, 604 West Seventh Street.

     Mr. Burger served the Union Pacific railroad for thirty-six years. Since his retirement, he had devoted himself to a close companionship with his many friends. He was a member of the Union Pacific Old Timers' club and the Plattdeutsche Verein.

     Surviving are his bereaved widow, a son, William Burger, of Climax CO; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Trauner of Grass Valley, CA, Mrs. Hattie Von Rembow of Denver CO, Mrs. Pearl Willis of this city, and Mrs. William Black of Omaha NE, three step-children, Mrs. William Haack and William and Walter Evers; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Charles Burger, and a daughter, Mrs. Herman Bischeld, preceded him in death, the latter only three weeks ago.

     Funeral services will be held at the Livingston-Sondermann funeral home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Leslie F Sweetland, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will be the officiant. Burial will be in the family space in Grand Island cemetery.

     Friends may view the body at the funeral home between the hours of seven and nine o'clock this evening.

Note; Anna Rudolf was daughter of Carl & Phillipine Rudolf.

Obit provided by Dona Hawk <> 1 Apr 2005


26 Mar 1940 (Tues.) - Central City Newspaper

Lady Fatally Injured Here Late Tuesday

Mrs. Carl Rudolf Is Struck By Union Pacific Train at Crossing Near Her Home

     Mrs. Carl Rudolf, longtime resident of this city, was instantly killed about four o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 26, when struck by Union Pacific extra freight No 5064 at a crossing in the east part of this City. Mrs. Rudolf, on foot, apparently saw the train and endeavored to run across the crossing in front of it. Eyewitnesses told Deputy County Attorney Leon Armatys. With her husband Carl, Mrs. Rudolf had lived by the crossing at which she met death for a number of years. She had crossed it probably thousands of times. When the tragedy occurred she apparently was walking to her home. Several local people were witness to the accident that claimed Mrs. Rudolf's life, but they were powerless to avert it. Trainmen made no statements about the tragedy, but eyewitnesses were of the opinion that they could have done nothing to avoid striking Mrs. Rudolf. Engineer of the train J. McGrath and S.J. Condron was conductor. When the train struck Mrs. Rudolf it hurled her about sixty feet, but she was not mangled or badly marked. Examining physicians were of the opinion that death was instantaneous. Attorney Armatys said Wednesday that no inquest would be held.

Rites Friday

     Mary Schaumleffel Rudolf was born October 11, 1861 at Buffalo, N.Y. and passed away Tuesday, March 26, 1940 from a terrible train accident. She was married to Carl Rudolf of Archer, March 1, 1885 and they made their home there until 1901. Mrs. Rudolf made her home in the Evangelical home, as she was an Orphan, but six years prior to her marriage she helped Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schutter at Archer. She belonged to the Evangelical church and was always a good church worker. Her residence in the city has been forty years and she was always fond of her home and kept it beautifully. Mrs. Rudolf will be missed greatly by her husband and neighbors. Those left to mourn her loss are her husband, one brother Sam Schaumleffel of Idaho and one niece and one nephew. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

     Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29th at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical church at Archer with Rev. Kramer in charge. The pall bearers will be Laurence, Albert, Harry, Leonard and Art Rudolf and Cecil Glause. Music will be by Zamzow quartet, "Nearer my God to Thee", "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages" will be sung. Burial will be in the Evangelical cemetery near Archer.

Submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005

Article from Larry Murphy



Grand Island Daily Independent, Thursday 7 Apr 1942


     Mrs. Sophia Schroeder, nearly 84, died Monday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Garbers in Chapman. Death followed a long illness.
     Prior to her marriage she worked for several years in the home of J. Sterling Morton at Nebraska City.
     She was born Apr. 30, 1858, in Germany and came to the United States when she was 22 years of age. Her husband died several years ago.
     Surviving are three sons, John, Albert and William Schroeder, and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Meyers, Mrs. Katherine Garbers, Mrs. Tressa Hock and Miss Louise Schroeder.
     The body will be taken to Bertrand. Funeral arrangements are indefinite, pending word from relatives in California but arrangements have been made tentatively to hold services Friday at Bertrand. Burial will be at Bertrand.

Note: Obit sent by Kaylynn, March 2004.



6 Sep 1945: GI Independent

Howard County Pioneer Dead

Mrs. Carl Tuenge Dies Following Illness of Past Three Years

     Mrs. Carl Tuenge, 87 widow of Carl Tuenge, pioneer farmer of Howard County, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Meinke, three miles east of St. Libory, this morning following an illness of the past three years.
      Amilia Rudolph, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Rudolph, was born in Geise, Pommern, Germany on September 9, 1857. In June, 1l881, she came with her parents to America, locating on a farm near Archer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Germany.
      On November 18, 1881, she was married to Carl Tuenge. They resided on a farm three miles east of St. Libory, the same farm on which Mr. & Mrs. Meinke reside. In 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Tuenge retired and moved to Grand Island. In 1931 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Tuenge returned to the farm to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Meinke in May 1943.
      She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herman Kruse and Mrs. Fritz Meinke of St. Libory; 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; two brothers Carl Rudolph, Central City and Herman Rudolf, British Columbia, Canada; two sisters Mrs. Mary Glause, Halsey and Mrs. Tracy Deertz, Palmer. Her husband two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
      Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. Inquiries may be directed to the Geddes funeral home. (from Larry Murphy)

Provided by Dona Hawk <> 1 Apr 2005.



Sep 1948:

Maria Teresa Rudolph Glause

     Maria Teresa Rudolph Glause was born on December 19, 1862 in Germany where she grew to womanhood. She was the daughter of Henrietta Buss Rudolf. She came to America in 1880 and was united in marriage on March 10, 1881 to William Glause at Grand Island, Nebraska. After residing there one year they moved to Palmer where they lived until 1914 when they moved to Minnesota. In 1916 they returned to Halsey, Nebraska, where Mrs. Glause lived until two years ago when she came back to Merrick County and made her home with one of her daughters, Mrs. Esther Peck at Clarks.

     Mrs. Glause united with the Evangelical Church in 1890 and remained a member of her church.

     Mrs. Glause passed on Saturday, September 18, 1948 at the home of her grandson, Ed Wilhoft at Stromsburg, where she had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage one week prior.

     She leaves to mourn her passing two sons; Charles of Archer and Paul of Milburn; four daughters; Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Halsey, Mrs. Esther Peck of Clarks, Mrs. Hulda Wittgren of Stromsburg and Mrs. Lena Campbell of Genoa, Nebraska; two brothers, Carl of Central City; and Herman Rudolph of Alaska; one sister, Mrs. Theresa Deertz of Palmer,; 27 grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

     Mrs. Glause was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, one daughter and four sisters. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Bornemeier, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Archer Evangelical U.B. Church. Six grandsons were pallbearers. Mr. and Mrs. George Rudolf, Harold Rudolf and Mrs. Richard Weller were singers, with Mrs. Harvey Bonness accompanist. Burial was made in the cemetery near the church.

Submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005


Emma (Lucas) GREGG - extract from about 1950

Died age 84 yrs, Central City, NE. Born Pennsylvania.

Was teacher during blizzard 12 January 1888 and managed to get all the pupils to their homes.
1894: Married Charles A. Gregg. They farmed in Merrick County until 1915

when moved to Fullerton, NE.
Survived by her husband & a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Douthit.

Submitted by Julia <> 15 Jan 2004
Clipping does not have any indication of newspaper title or date. There is no information about the funeral service or burial.

Records on-line for Emma Lucas Gregg
Marriage Record Book 2 p50: Nance Co., NE;
1900 Fed. Census NE ED138 p5b D93 F97: Mead Twp, Merrick, NE

Mar 1950 (no source)

Mrs. Theresa Deertz Passed Away Sunday Morning

     Mrs. Theresa Deertz died about 4 o'clock last Sunday morning at Coolidge Hospital where she had been staying for treatment and care during the past three weeks. Her age was 83 years and 27 days. Funeral services conducted by Brother Own Wilmot, were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Palmer Church of Christ, and burial was made in Palmer Cemetery. The pall bearers were Richard Drawbaugh, Leonard Eckstrom, Erwin Island, and Alvin Deertz. Singers were Mr. and Mrs. Norris Haag and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Maddox with Mrs. Harry Prochaska at the piano. Flower assistants were granddaughter: Mrs. Richard Drawbaugh and Mrs. Boyd Snodgrass of Grand Island.

     Theresa Rudolf was born in Germany January 20, 1867, to Frederick and Henrietta Buss Rudolph. She came to America with her folks in 1880 and was married to Fredrick Deertz on May 20, 1886, at Archer Nebraska. Seven children were born. Two daughters died in infancy, and one son George died three years ago. Her husband passed away, February 20, 1923.

     She is survived by four children: Mary Eckstrom of Palmer, Lizzie Glause of Chapman, Carl Deertz of Palmer, and Fred Deertz of England, Arkansas. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Rudolph of Central City and Herman Rudolph of Canada; also many other relatives and friends.

Obit from Larry Murphy, submitted by Dona Hawk <> 5 Apr 2005.

NOTE: Cemetery extract shows her death date as 26 Feb 1950.



19 Jun 1951: Grand Island Independent, p4

Charles W. Glause of Archer Is Dead

     Charles William Glause, a native of Grand Island and a resident of Archer, Neb. for many years, died in an Omaha hospital June 11, 1951. He was 64 years old.

     Funeral services were held in the Archer Evangelical United Brethren Church June 16. The Rev. D. S. Bornemeier of Archer officiated, assisted by the Rev. D. J. Park of Central City.

     Family services were conducted by the Solt Funeral Home in Central City.

     Mr. Glause was born in Grand Island Nov. 3, 1886, a son of Mr. And Mrs. William J. Glause. He was married, June 15, 1912, in Grand Island to Miss Ida Blauhorn. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Glause moved to the Archer community, where they spent the rest of their life together except for seven years in Sherman county.

     Surviving are his wife; a son, Cecil in Central City, one brother, Paul Glause, Milburn; four sisters, Mrs. Hulda Wittgren, Stromsburg; Mrs. Esther Peck, Clarks; Mrs. Lena Campbell, Genoa, and Mrs. Bertha Anderson, Halsey.

Submitted by Dona Hawk <> 5 Apr 2005



Mar 1954

Carl Rudolf, 94, Dies at Central City, March 3

     Carl R. Rudolf was born at Pommern, Germany, August 17, 1859. In the early eighties he came to America with his parents, coming directly to Merrick County, Nebraska. On March 1, 1885, he was united in marriage with Mary Schaumleffel. They together resided on a farm northwest of Archer for a number of years. In about 1900 they moved to Central City where Mrs. Rudolf passed away March 26, 1940. After which he resided alone and continued to busy himself as much as his physical strength would permit him to do so, since they had no children of their own, they took into their home an orphan girl "Marie" and reared her to womanhood. Carl Rudolf loved the Lord and endeavored to do some work for his Master in that it was through his efforts the Evangelical Church operated a church in Central City for a number of years. The record shows that he united with the Archer Evangelical United Brethren Church in the year 1884. He ailed considerable for the past number of years, and spent most of the time alone at his Central City home. On the night of March 3rd, he passed away. He leaves one brother at Altan, British Columbia, Canada, one foster daughter, three foster grandchildren, thirty-two nephews and nieces also many other relatives and friends.

     Carl Rudolf reached the ripe age of 94 years 6 months and 11 days. Funeral services were conducted at the Archer EUB Church Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. J.H. Oehlerking. Interment was made in the cemetery near the Archer Evangelical United Brethren Church. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marsh sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock Of Ages", accompanied by Mrs. Harvey Bonness. Pall bearers were George Rudolf, William Rudolf, Ernest Rudolf, Albert Rudolf, Arthur Rudolf, and Harvey Rudolf.

Submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005 (received from Larry Murphy)



27 Jul 1959 (Mon): GI Independent

Albert John Suck of Palmer Dies

CENTRAL CITY--Albert John Suck of Palmer, a retired farmer, died Sunday in a Central City rest home after an illness of about two years. He was 74.

     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2p.m. in the EUB Church at Archer by the Rev. Armin Vogt of Marquette. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

     Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock at the Solt Funeral Home in Central City.

     Mr. Suck is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Clifford Goerl of Palmer, Mrs. Cecil Rawlings and Mrs. Harold Brandeis, Central city, Mrs. Earl Conway, Elba, and Mrs. Wesley Chestnut, Temple City, CA; and a son Milton Suck, Palmer. He was preceded in death by his wife.

Provided by Dona Hawk <> 1 Apr 2005



8 Dec 1960 (Thurs.): Grand Island Independent

Merrick Resident Dies Here

ARCHER--Louie Paul Wegner, a lifetime resident of Merrick County, died Wednesday in a Grand Island hospital. He was a retired farmer. He was 63 years old and had been ill for 28 months.

     Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Evangelical United Brethen Church at Archer. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

     Mr. Wegner was born Dec. 20, 1896, at Archer to William F. and Bertha Rudolf Wegner. He received his education in the Archer schools. He was married to Lydia Weller on April 18, 1917.

     He is survived by his wife; a son, Leland of Archer; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Gaddis, of Sidney, Mrs. Wauneta McBride of Archer, and Mrs. Phyllis Nugent of Grand Island; a brother, Albert of Archer; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Riggs of Central City, and Mrs. Dora Hansen of Archer; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     The Rev. Armin Vogt will officiate at the funeral services. Solt Funeral Home, Central City, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation hours are from 7 to 9 this evening at Solt Chapel.

Obit submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005.



1 May 1962 (Tues): Grand Island Independent

Mrs. A. Wegner Dies at Archer

ARCHER--Mrs. Albert A. Wegner, 65, a lifetime resident of Merrick County, died at her farm home a mile west of Archer Tuesday morning. She had been ill for the past three years.

     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Archer. The Rev. Armin Vogt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

     The body will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. Friday until the services. The casket will not be opened afterwards.

     Annie Minnie Weller, daughter of Herman and Anna Weller, was born at St. Libory, Jan. 26, 1897. She grew up in Merrick County and graduated from high school at Central City. She and Albert A Wegner were married May 2, 1917, at Palmer. They spent their entire married life on the farm where Mrs. Wegner died. She was affiliated with the Archer EUB Church.

     She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Darlene Kuhn of Central City; a son, Dwain A. Wegner of Archer; two brothers, Herman and Richard Weller of Palmer; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Wallace of Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Magnuson of Lewellen, Mrs. Lydia Wegner of Archer, Mrs. Minnie Fagan of Hampton and Mrs. Ruth Ita of Palmer; and five grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by both parents, a son and a brother.

     Visitation hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Solt Funeral Home, Central City.

Obit provided by Dona Hawk <> 1 Apr 2005



6 Aug 1968 (Tues): GI Independent

Wegner Services At Archer

ARCHER (Special Dispatch) - Funeral services for Albert A Wegner, 85, life resident of the Archer community, are set Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Archer United Methodist (EUB) Church.

     Mr. Wegner died Monday in a Central City nursing home where he had lived for one week. He previously had been hospitalized at Central City for six months.

     The Rev. Roger Kronholm will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Solt-Byers Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of funeral arrangements.

     Mr. Wegner was born April 2, 1883, on a farm near Archer to William and Bertha Rudolf Wegner. On May 2, 1917, he married Anna Weller at her parents' home.

     He was a member of the Archer United Methodist Church where he served on the church board, was president of the Men's brotherhood group, taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Superintendent. He also served on the local cemetery board for more than 25 years and on the board of School District 46 for 14 years.

     Survivors are a son, Dwain of Archer; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Kuhn of Central City; two sisters, Mrs. W.P. Hansen of Archer and Mrs. Ella Riggs of Lewellyn; and five grandchildren.

     His wife died May 1, 1962. A son, Woodrow Randall, 5, also preceded him in death, in addition to four brothers and six sisters.

Provided by Dona Hawk <> 1 Apr 2005


9 Aug 1968 (Fri.): Grand Island Independent obit

Hansen Rites On Saturday

CENTRAL CITY (Special Dispatch)--Funeral services for Mrs. W.P. (Dora) Hansen, 76, a lifetime resident of Archer, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Solt & Byers Funeral Home in Central City. The Rev. Len Ricky, pastor of the Palmer and Archer Methodist Churches will officiate and burial will be in the Archer United Methodist Church (EUB) cemetery.

     Mrs. Hansen died Thursday in a Grand Island hospital after an illness of several months. Visitation hours are set for Friday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Hansen was born Nov. 21, 1891 on a farm near Archer to William and Bertha Wegner. She was married June 3, 1920 to W. Phocian Hansen in Archer.

     She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and was currently serving as spiritual life secretary of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She was a 47 year member of the Archer Chapter No. 200 of Eastern Star in Central City and had previously served on the council of Job's Daughters.

     In addition, she had taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the church choir.

     Survivors include her husband, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Riggs of Lewellen. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Albert Wegner, whose funeral was Thursday.

Obit submitted by Dona Hawk <> 4 Apr 2005.

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