Platte Co., NE - 1900 News (July - December) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
News From 100 Years Ago
(July 1900 - December 1900)


Columbus Journal, Wed., December 26, 1900
Miss Lena Grenenthal returned from the Columbus hospital Monday evening. She has been there seven weeks, having been operated on for appendicities, and comes home believing that a cure has been effected.--Platte Center Signal.
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Married, at Trinity cathedral, Omaha, Saturday evening last, Miss Mayme E. Beerbower, daughter of P.W. Beerbower, formerly of this city, and Mr. Oran E. Klapp of Toledo, Ohio, Rev. Campbell Fair conducted the ceremony. The bridal couple left for a month's trip to Boston and New York, and on their return will reside in Omaha.
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John Lackey, sr., Will Lackey and James Brady of Rawlins, Wyoming arrived in the city Sunday last for a visit among old friends and acquaintances. While here Mr. Lackey will probably dispose of his Platte county property and permanently locate in our adjoining state. Mr. Brady has a son attending the Sisters' school, whom he came to visit.
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Blouf Morris, an old time Platte county man, now of Idaho, is here on a visit.
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John Bolt, of this vicinity, who went west several months ago arrived here Saturday last to dispose of his Platte county possessions after which he will return to Boise City, Idaho, and will make that his future home. He likes the western country very much.

Columbus Journal, Wed., December 19, 1900
N. J. Gentleman was brought up for hearing Thursday morning before Justice Curtis on the charge of murder. He waived examination and was held for trial at the next term of district court.
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Henry Tangier, one of the victims of the Gentleman shooting affair who has since been lying in the hospital, was operated on Monday when Drs. Martyn, Evans & Geer removed the bullet, which was lodged near the base of the spine. He is improving in health and hopes are entertained of his entire recovery. The lodges of which he is a member, the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen are taking good care of him. The Modern Woodmen sent from their main office to learn if any help would be needed for the family.
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Attorneys Kilian and Hobart had an interesting case in the county court last week wherein the interstate laws between Prussia and the United States are brought up. John Schmidt of Woodville township died in '99, leaving 400 acres of farm land and other personal property. The estate was settled according to our laws on the rightful heirs, sisters of the deceased. There now is a petition from Mrs. Pfeifer, another sister from Prussia, asking the estate matter opened up that she may be permitted to appear and receive her rights as an heir. The court found in favor of the defendant. The case will probably be taken to a higher court.
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Married, Tuesday of last week, at the residence of the bride's mother in Seward, Thomas H. Wake and Miss Emma Jones. Mr. Wake is a former Columbus boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wake, who still reside here. After removing to Seward Mr. Wake entered the drug business and has since become one of the leading and most prosperous ___ of our neighboring city. ____, the bride elect, is a daughter of the late Claudius Jones and sister of H. T. Jones, president of the Jones National bank of Seward. The Journal joins with all friends and acquaintances here in congratulations and best wishes for the future happiness and welfare of this deserving young couple.

Columbus Journal, Wed., December 12, 1900
V. B. LaRue, a resident of this county several years ago, and father of Wm. LaRue, was in the city last week on his way from Kansas to Virginia. He erected a monument over his deceased wife's grave, while here.
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Mr. and Mrs. Leo Laughlin, living on west Thirteenth street, were surprised Monday evening by neighbors and friends taking possession of their home, bringing with them many pieces of tinware, thus reminding them of their tenth wedding anniversary.
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Albert Iverson, from north of Genoa, was brought here Monday to be operated on for appendicitis.
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Mr. John Hewson and Miss Martha White, both living east of this city, were married Wednesday by Rev. Corey at the M.E. parsonage.
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Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brown of Humphrey, formerly of Columbus, are rejoicing over the arrival on the 4th of another son, the third boy in the family.
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Henry P. Callahan, later engineer on the switch engine in the U.P yards here, removed his family to Omaha Thursday last, where in future they will reside.

Columbus Journal, Wed., December 5, 1900
Married, November 29, 1900, at Platte City, Missouri, J. N. Heater and Mrs. Anna L. Broadus. Cards announcing the marriage were received here Saturday.
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Married, Nov. 29, 1900, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Welin, of Palestine, Miss Rebecca Welin and Dr. D. G. Walker of Lindsay.--St. Edward Sun.
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Martin Bloedorn was in the city Friday looking quite as well as we ever saw him. He reads good-sized print without spectacles, but his hearing is a little dull. He is 84 years old.
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Joseph Korth, son of Jacob Korth of near Cornlea, arrived in our town last Sunday evening, en route home from the Philippines. Joseph has been sick the past six months and though able to be around, still looks very bad.--Platte Co. Democrat.
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Miss Ida Martin, for several years a teacher in our city schools, was married November 20, to Mr. W. H. Hawthorn of Townville, Pa. The ceremony took place at the home of MIss Martin's sister in Townville. The couple have the hearty congratulations of Mrs. Hawthorn's many friends here.

Columbus Journal, Wed., November 28, 1900
George Berney returned home Saturday from Switzerland, where he had been the past six months.
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W. D. Askine of Lincoln was here several days last week. He thought he might come back here to live, some time in the near future.
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John Doersch of Neboville, who has been in Europe the past three months, was to sail from Bremen, Germany, for home this Tuesday.
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Married, November 20, at the Meridian hotel, this city, by Rev. William Hauptman of Genoa, Thomas Hoare and Miss Fannie V. Thomazin.
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L.F. Gottschalk, who was employed in engineering work for the Union Pacific in Wyoming the past year, is at home again, and expects to stay.
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Invitations are out for the marriage next Wednesday evening of Miss Nellie Post, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Post to Mr. Howard A. Clarke of Omaha.
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The Humphrey Democrat says that Mr. and Mrs. John Eimers expect to leave for California the first of next month, where they will make their home in the future.
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Knowledge is wanted of the whereabouts of Fred. Judson, his father having died recently at Fullerton, leaving a valuable estate, a share of which the young man is entitled to receive.
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Miss Maud Miller of this city and Mr. Leroy Hanson of Cedar Rapids were married Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. Corey officiating. Mr. David Boyd of this city and Miss Ethel McCombs of Grand Island, acting as groomsman and bridesmaid. The couple went Monday to Cedar Rapids, where they will make their future home.
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BIRTHS: To Mrs. A. L. Koon, Thursday, November 22, a son.

Columbus Journal, Wed., November 21, 1900
Ed. Hoare and fmily have their home now in this city. occupying one of Louis Weaver's houses on Fourteenth street.
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The bachelor girls met last Thursday with Miss Mary Borowiak. They meet Friday of this week with Misses Jessie and Louise Schram.
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Mr. and Mrs. Fraser expect to leave Fullerton in the near future and locate upon a large farm near Columbus given Mrs. Fraser by her father.--Fullerton News.
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Thomas Kuzion, Wm. and M. Cutsor and Thos. Cusak were arrested Monday by Policeman Schack for fighting, and fined $3 and costs, each, by Police Judge Curtis.
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Ed. J. Niewohner has moved into his new brick business building at the southeast corner of Olive and Thirteenth streets. It is certainly a credit to Mr. Niewohner and to the city.
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Two pairs of shoes were found in Speice's coal shed Monday morning, and Miss Anna Berger of von Bergens' recognized them as ones she had sold Saturday to Caesar Ernst, and supposed to have been stolen out of his wagon.
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Frank Wurdeman and Miss Meta Pohl, both of this city, were married last Wednesday, in Denver, and returned to Columbus on Saturday. Miss Pohl has been spending the winter with her mother and sister in Denver. Both young people are well known throughout the county and their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous life.

Columbus Journal, Wed., November 14, 1900
C.H. Buschman has become proprietor of the Grand Pacific hotel and is renovating and refitting it.
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The marriage of Albert Rollman and Miss Mary Echolt was solemnized at St. Francis church Wednesday morning, November 7, at 9 o'clock. The bridesmaids were Misses Katie Echolt and Katie Rollman, and the groomsmen were Frank Rollman and Frank Echolt.--Humphrey Democrat.

Columbus Journal, Wed., November 7, 1900
Frank Kersenbrock, who has been with G. W. Lidell, druggist, for two years past, will leave here next week for Columbus, where he will work in one of the drug stores at that place. Frank has been a popular young man, and his departure will make a vacancy not easily filled.--Albion News.
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Mr. Herschick, the young man who came over about seven weeks ago with Mr. and Mrs. Kohler from Switzerland, was badly cut in the face by a kicking broncho, a week ago Sunday. He is working on the farm of Wm. Ernst. On Sunday he was cautioned not to go near the heels of this broncho and he replied he did not think the horse would kick and put his hand on its hip, when it immediately kicked him in the face, cutting his under lip and flesh down one side of his face in a frightful manner. Dr. Evans sewed up the flesh taking forty stitches in the wound.

Columbus Journal Wed., October 31, 1900
Mr. Jerry Carrig, one of the county clerk's assistants and Miss Katie Hayes of Platte Center were married this Tuesday morning, at Platte Center, Father Salvator performing the ceremony.
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Paul Hagel received a letter Sunday telling of the death on the 17th, of his father in Ulm, Stuttgart, Germany, at the advanced age of 85 years. His wife survives him. Seven children, are in Germany.
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The marriage bans of L. A. Ewing of Humphrey and Miss Celia Wagner of this city, were announced at St. Bonaventura's Catholic church Sunday morning. Both young people are well known throughout the county.
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Mrs. Wise and daughters moved Monday into Mrs. Jacob Ernst's dwelling-house on Eleventh street. Mr. Schumaker, who has been occuping the house, goes to the one occupied until recently by Mr. W. T. Allen and family.
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Mrs. Calland of West Point purchased the restaurant and bakery of Troyer Bros., Monday, taking charge the same day. Mrs. Calland is an experienced manager in the restaurant business. The Troyer family have not yet decided where they will go, but expect to move away from Columbus.

Columbus Journal Wed., October 24, 1900
Mrs. John E. Elliott of Walla Walla, Wash., (widow of Rev. Elliott, formerly of this city), and who has been visiting here the past few weeks, left Saturday for Iowa, and after visiting there will go to Florida to be with her brother during the winter.
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Miss Nora D. Funk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Funk, and Mr. William I. Davis were married Thursday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. G.W. Corey officiating. They will make Columbus their home, and have the hearty good wishes of their friends for a happy future.
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Nicholas Blasser gets time now only on Sundays to be at home in the city, being extra busy with work. He is putting up a dwelling-house for his son Mike on the Lathrop place, purchased last year; also one for Chris. Buss in Loup township. Nich. has been in excellent health and appetite since the hot weather let up.
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Caspar Jenny, who has been a resident at Neboville since 1873, started Saturday with his family, consisting of his wife and six children, for Boise City, Idaho. He spent two weeks in that part of the country in August, and purchased, within 2 1/2 miles of Boise City, fifty acres of land under irrigation, paying for the same $80 an acre. He filled up a freight car Wednesday with milch cows; hand separator; a spring wagon and a lumber wagon; household furniture, chickens, etc. Mr. Baumgartner went with the car Wednesday night last. Mr. Jenny expects to give most attention to dairy and fruit farming. He speaks very highly of the country as it appeared to him.
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Harry Coolidge arrived in the city Monday from Omaha, on his way home to Lead, S.D., and is visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Coolidge, expecting to start for home today. Harry and his brother Charles are in the hardware business in Lead, and their brother Bert is with the Homestake company. They take out about half a million dollars worth of gold a month, and employ 2,000 men. Their mines and mills are in the center of Lead.

Columbus Journal Wed., October 17, 1900
Mrs. Katherine von Bergen and Mrs. O. von Bergen attended the funeral of Mrs. Gertz, west of Platte Center Monday afternoon.
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A police call was turned in Sunday morning by Mat. Ellison. He had been having trouble with the Micek's in the bottom, and didn't feel like being run over.
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The Ladies' Orpheus society have re-elected officers for the coming year: Mrs. G.A. Schroeder, president; Mrs. R. Wagner, vice-president; and Miss Jessie Schram, secretary. Next Thursday evening the society will have a reception for the members, in their hall. A dance was given in their hall last Friday evening, and all present enjoyed themselves immensely.

Columbus Journal Wed., October 10, 1900
Born, September 16, to Mrs. Albert Stenger, a daughter. ... Any one wanting ice can leave orders at O.L. Baker's residence. Plenty of ice on hand. ... John Dolinski, a resident of this city for about two years, has completely lost his eyesight. ... A.R. Meiklejohn will move his family this week to Omaha, where they will make their home. ... C.C. Pemberton of Central City, has moved his family to Columbus and will make this their home. ... Miss Kate Taylor, formerly of this city, daughter of J.N. Taylor, was married Wednesday last at Omaha to Arthur E. Morphy. ... Mr. Cover expects to start with his family on the 12th, from Kidder, Mo., for this city, where he expects to make his future home. ... Herman Stonesifer was in the city last Wednesday night on his way from Omaha to Seattle, expecting to stop at Cheyenne to visit Dave Smith. Herman is over six feet tall, and looks away down on the "kids" he used to play with here.

Columbus Journal Wed., October 3, 1900
Miss Mary Hand living northwest of this city had the misfortune to sustain a Colles fracture of the right arm last Saturday night.
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The coroner's jury, in the accidental death of James Sandiland, Boone county, returned a verdict that it was the result of his being intoxicated.--Albion News.
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Martin, 11-year-old son of Martin Costello, fell from a board fence at the Catholic school Monday, and broke one of his arms. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he had the proper care.
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Mrs. Hubert Burruss was in Lincoln Wednesday and Thursday to visit her parents and to see her brother before he leaves for India, where he goes as a missionary.
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Miss Marie Duffy, daughter of B. P. Duffy of this city, went to Geneva Thursday, where she takes the position of matron of the girls' Industrial school. The appointment comes from Governor Poynter.

Columbus Journal Wed., September 26, 1900
Robert Welch went to Lincoln Friday and from there he goes on to Baltimore, where he will enter the John Hopkins school. Roy Cornelius will also study in a medical school in the same city and Miss Florence Whitmoyer will take music instruction.
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Morgan Shrack, who lost his wife by death at Omaha Tuesday of last week, formerly resided here, and is a brother of Mrs. L. W. Weaver. Miss Helen Shrack, who had arrived here the Saturday previous from Pittsburg, went to Omaha Wednesday to attend the funeral.
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Mrs. E. M. Eisenmann and son Josie, returned Thursday from an extended trip to Chicago, where they went for Josie's health. A specialist for ear troubles gives them no encouragement that the boy will regain his hearing, which he lost last winter by scarlet fever.
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Miss Alice Kinnan, daughter of Mrs. J. R. Kinnan of Polk county, and Mr. Harry Elsworth of Aurora, brother of Mrs. W. S. Jay, were married in this city Thursday evening, Judge Robison officiating. The happy couple will make their home in Aurora, where Mr. Elsworth teaches school.

Columbus Journal Wed., September 19, 1900
The work on the new church at Tarnov has been progressing nicely. The building is now so far along that it can be seen for miles around. When completed St. Anthony's congregation can be proud of their work and of the enterprise of their pastor, which has made the improvement possible. Platte county leads the state for fine church buildings--Humphrey Democrat.
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The lessening of blockades at the Union Pacific crossings in the city is very noticeable since the opening of the second track beween this city and Benton. East-bound trains take the south track and west-bound, the north. Facilities for handling trains will be added at Benton. Eight miles of good, double track is sure to prove a great benefit, and suggest its extension at the earliest day practicable.

Columbus Journal Wed., September 12, 1900
Dr. Miessler had a sale of household goods Saturday, and with his family leaves this week for Crete, Illinois, where he will practice his profession. Dr. Dassler, of Arlington, has arrived here to succeed him, and will occupy the same quarters on Eleventh street.
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Mrs. F.J. Preis of South Omaha, daughter of John Eusden, was one of the judges at the state fair, on bread, pies, cake, etc. By the way, her husband, who is well known to many Journal readers, has been paralyzed and helpless for the past six years. She has a clerkship in the Mutual Insurance company of Omaha.
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Wednesday morning last Roy, the 7-year-old son of Wm. Steinbaugh, got up to light to kitchen fire, and soon an explosion was heard. He had used the kerosene can, and, his clothing afire, he ran out-of-doors and rolled on the ground, thus putting the fire out. A Mr. Clark going by the house to work, noticing the trouble, helped put matters to rights.
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Jacob Gross, secretary of the Gross Mf'g Co, soap manufacturers of Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday of last week shot himself in the head while at his desk, dying the next day. An employe said there was trouble between brothers of the firm. We find this mention in the Madison Chronicle, which says that deceased was father of City Attorney A.W. Gross, and brother of M. Gross, so that we presume he was the Jacob Gross that was formerly in business here with his brothers Joseph and M. Gross.

Columbus Journal Wed., September 5, 1900
Richard Adamy and Miss Louise Schroeder were married at the Catholic church this Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. The groomsmen were George Adamy and Adolph Liebech; the bridesmaids, Miss Lena Libech and Miss Julia Hengler. A wedding reception will be given this afternoon at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Adamy. The happy couple have the congratulations of a host of friends.
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John Malaski who formerly lived near Duncan, and who moved some six years ago to Oklahoma, has returned here to live preferring the water of Nebraska. He and his family with their household effects arrived at Duncan Friday, and he wishes to purchase a quarter section of Nebraska land for himself and another for his boys. He bought a tract of land in Oklahoma for $400 that he has just sold for $4,000, and this year he raised 1200 bushels of wheat for which he got 60 cents a bushel.

Columbus Journal Wed., August 29, 1900
Misses Louisa and Hattie Brodfuehrer of Columbus, visited at Theo. Wenck's, Saturday, returning to their home Sunday accompanied by their sister Miss Anna, who has been visiting friends here for about five weeks.--Creston Statesman.
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Max Kavisch, the young lad who got sadly hurt at Fremont in a railroad accident three weeks ago today, has been in the city a week last Sunday, visiting with his uncle. He is improving nicely, and is a very bright, lively looking little fellow.
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Miss Wynn of Galveston, Texas, who has been spending the summer with her uncle, J.C. Echols, leaves tomorrow for Kansas City, where she is preparing herself for foreign missionary work. Miss Wynn has made many friends in this city, who wish her well in her chosen life work.
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Invitations are out for the marriage of William A. Bender and Miss Maggie C. German, and Conrad P. Huettner and Miss Anna Mathilda Bender. The ceremony will be held at St. Francis church Tuesday morning, September 4, at 8 o'clock. A wedding reception and banquet will follow at the residence of Peter Bender at Cornlea.--Humphrey Democrat.
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Mrs. D.C. Kavanaugh and daughters Eileen and Pauline of Columbus, are guests of Mrs. R.W. Gentleman this week....A nine pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Carrig of Kearney, on Thursday, August 17. Mrs. Carrig is here visiting her sisters, Mrs. D.H.Carrig and Miss Sarah Perkinson....Herman Brodfuehrer, formerly one of the business men of this village, was shaking hands with his many friends here Friday. His father, the Columbus jeweler, accompanied him.--Platte Center Signal.

Columbus Journal Wed., August 22, 1900
Mrs. George Burke of Omaha was in the city several days last week visiting relatives. ... Mrs. Anna Chapman came up Monday from Omaha to visit her mother, Mrs. Hamer. ... Miss Cora Newman of Newman Grove, has been visiting her cousin, Miss Della Newman several weeks. ... Mrs. Clark Cooncy came down from Genoa Saturday to be with her husband who is here at the hospital. ... Mrs. Eckhart and daughter of Chicago arrived here Friday on a visit to Mrs. Eckhart's brother, Charles Easton. ... Mrs. John George, Mrs. Ben Moore and daughter Helen returned home Thursday to Perry, Iowa, after a visit to relatives here. ... Misses Birdie and Maud Frevert of Platte Center, and Miss Nina Saler of Columbus, spent a few days with their aunt, Mrs. M. A. Fearz, at Bee, Neb. ... Howard Rowe came down from Norfolk Sunday. Mrs. Rowe has been spending a few weeks with relatives here, and both returned home Sunday evening. ... Mrs. N. H. Parks and son Norman returned Friday from Ord, where they have been visiting several weeks. Norman was brought home very much crippled with rheumatism. ... Miss Jessie Griffin of Denver has been visiting friends in the city several days. Mrs. J. A. Griffin came down today from St. Edward, where she has been visiting her sister and they will return to Denver this week.

Columbus Journal Wed., August 15, 1900
Sup't and Mrs. Williams are sojourning at their farm in the country, and Mrs. Herrick is their guest for a few days.
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We see by the Outlook that J.D. Kern, who sold his property here to George Barnum, has rented a residence in Cedar Rapids.
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E.E. Piper and Miss Grace Goodell of Buda, were married Saturday week and came Wednesday last to the city to make this their home.
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Martin Bloedorn was in the city Friday, and looks not very much different from what he did twenty years ago, and he is now 83 years old.
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Sophia Johnson has purchased the residence property on Sixteenth street, better known as the Carlson property, of Peter Swanson, price $550.
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Arthur Connelly plead [sic] guilty of assault on Alfred Smith at Lindsay, Aug. 1, and was fined $5 and costs, amounting to $14.50, by Justice Curtis.
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Just as the G.A.R. reunion closed at Genoa last Saturday the commander, H. Lewis, received a telegram telling him of the death of his aged father in Illinois.
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Mrs. M.A. Niccolls, formerly of the vicinity of Leigh, Nebraska, is now at the home of her father, Walter Craig, near Cadiz, Ohio. He is now an aged and infirm man, appreciating the care of a loving daughter.

Columbus Journal Wed., August 8, 1900
Dr. Pugh of Platte Center and Mrs. Luke of Monroe, were in a run-away accident Friday, when both received painful injuries, Dr. Pugh having a long cut in his forehead, and Mrs. Luke one dislocated, and one broken arm. The doctor was taking Mrs. Luke to Platte Center to nurse a patient when the horse became frightened at some hogs, just outside of the town, with the above result.

Columbus Journal Wed., August 1, 1900
Miss Alma Wurdemann, daughter of Henry Wurdemann, was married at the home of her brother, Charles, in this city, Thursday evening to Fred. Feye, Rev. Neumarker officiating. The Journal, with their many acquaintances extends sincere congratulations.
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The board of insanity, consisting of Clerk of the Court Gruenther, W.N. Hensley and Dr. Baker, gave decision Monday, as to application regarding Hon. Guy C. Barnum, adverse to his being deprived of his libery.
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Mrs. Ben. Eggleston unsuspectingly stepped back from the table, and, the trap-door of the cellar being open, she fell a distance of about ten feet. Beyond severe bruises and a shaking up, there seems to be no reason to fear worse consequences.

Columbus Journal Wed., July 25, 1900
Wm. N. Hensley, jr., was pleasantly surprised Friday evening by a number of friends invited by his sister Miss Ruby and Miss Letitia Speice. The evening was spent in social games. A delicious lunch was served at 11 o'clock, after which the party borke up, wishing Mr. Hensley success in his new venture.
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County Judge Robison handed down his decision in the Barnum case Friday, stating that it is his belief that a guardian is needed for Guy C. Barnum, his large property interests not being safe in his own hands, while there is at least doubt of his sanity. Gus. B. Speice was named as guardian. Mr. Barnum's attorneys have given notice of appeal.

Columbus Journal Wed., July 18, 1900
A merry party of Columbus girls, namely, Misses Pauline Bucher, Emily Ragatz, Della Newman, Blanche Niewohner, Eva and Lottie Hockenberger, Ethel Henrich, Marjorie Williams, Julia Miller and Emma Newmarker, known as "The Jolly Ten," enjoyed a picnic at Stevens' grove Saturday. They report a splendid time. Prof. E. A. Garlichs surprised the party by making a short call, bringing with him ice-cream and other delicacies to the delight of the party. This deed was highly appreciated by the members.
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Miss Emma Gentleman of Omaha is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Conlan. ... Ole Oleson, one of J. C. Echol's artists, came down from Platte Center Sunday to visit Columbus friends. ... Mrs. Frank Rorer and Mrs. J. C. Fillman returned Thursday from Utica, where they attended the funeral of their sister.

Columbus Journal Wed., July 11, 1900
S. P. Curtis passed his eighty-fifth birthday last Friday. He was born in the village of Swanville, Waldo county, Maine, on the 6th day of July, 1815. He remembers very distinctly the great meteoric shower which occurred in November, 1833, and which has been generally referred to as the "Stars Falling." He cast his first vote for Martin Van Buren in 1836, and was an ardent supporter of John C. Fremont in 1856. Should he live until November next he will have voted for sixteen presidential candiates--a record seldom attained and rarely beaten. Although far past the allotted three score and ten, he is in good health, walks without a cane and has good eyesight. His father lived to the ripe old age of 93. He received a number of presents from his friends.
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At August Boettcher's farm eleven miles northeast of the city Sunday evening about 6 o'clock the barn was noticed on fire by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evert, who live on the place, and who were returning from the meeting at Gottberg's grove. The barn and all contents, was destroyed, such as about two tons of hay, several hundred bushels of oats, besides some harness, machinery, etc., perhaps $500 in value so far as the barn is concerned--as to the rest we have no further information. The windmill tower was on fire, but the flames there were easily subdued. We have since learned that the young daughter of Carl Evert, was the only one at home and she did not notice the fire until it was flaming out of the roof. The loss is now put at about $300 with $150 insurance.
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Mrs. G. W. Wescott, of Omaha, who has been visiting her son Ed. and family at Pleasant Valley, took the train Monday for Columbus, where she went to visit relatives. Mrs. Wescott is past 80 years old, but is spry as a cricket and travels by herself. Goldie Nichols of Columbus, a niece of Mr. Wescott, who had been visiting him also, returned with Mrs. Wescott.--Silver Creek Times.

Columbus Journal Wed., July 4, 1900
Born, to Mrs. John Keating, morning of July 3, a 10-pound son. All well. This is the first boy and third child.
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Julius Rudat, across the river has just completed his new house, which is one of the largest in Platte county.
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Miss Ruby Rickly started Saturday for a two months' visit to Detroit and Mt. Clemmons, Michigan. Miss Eulala Rickly accompanying her as far as Omaha.
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Last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Pulis of the Baptist church, at the Platte river, baptized Frankie Hockenberger, Minnie Steinbaugh and Nannie Frazell.


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