The Columbus Journal, September 3, 1890
PERSON-HEDMAN--August 20th, by Rev. Lunbury of the Swedish M.E. church, Andrew O. Person and Ida Hedman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Hedman.
DAVIS-SMITH--Miss Nellie Smith, youngest daughter of S.C. Smith, was married at Carlsbad, Cal., last Wednesday, to James F. Davis of the same place.
ERB--Saturday, Aug. 30th, of heart disease, after a very brief illness, Michael Erb, aged 64 years.
Mr. Erb was a resident of Colfax county, near Becker's mill for a number of years, and we believe, for the last five years, a resident on the farm where he died, east of this city. He leaves a widow and eight children to mourn the loss of a very kind and indulgent parent. Their grief was intense and inconsolable.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the German Reformed church in this city, Rev. F. Fleischer officiating, and the following old settlers acting as pall bearers: Jacob Lewis, Jacob Guter, Jacob Ernst, F. Gottschalk, C.A. Speice and Mr. Marohn, the latter of Colfax county.
The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Columbus cemetery, by a large concourse of people.
A good citizen, a kind parent, a just and well-meaning man has gone to his long home, and his family will have the heartfelt sympathy of all their acquaintances in their peculiarly distressing loss. Peace to his memory.
REED--Rev. Julius A. Reed D.D., the youngest son of Dr. Elijah Reed and Hannah MacLean was born in East Windsor Hill, Conn., Jan. 16, 1809 and died at Davenport, Ia., at 12:15 a.m., Aug. 27, 1890, at the home of his youngest daughter, leaving his wife, who has been an invalid for several years and two daughters, Mrs. Henry W. Wilkinson of Providence, Rhode Island and Mrs. S.F. Smith. His father, a noted physician, who practiced medicine until after 80 years of age, hoped he would enter the same profession, as had his eldest brother, Dr. M. MacLean Reed, who practiced medicine for forty-seven years in Jackville, Ill. The younger preferred the ministry. Many clergymen and physicians were among his mother's ancestors, several of whom were professors in the university at Edinboro, Scotland. Through his father he was a descendant of Gov. Bradford of Plymouth, Mass. His stout adherence to his convictions of truth and principles were life long characteristics.
For two years Dr. Reed was a member of Trinity college, Hartford. Afterwards entered Yale college, from which he graduated at the age of 20. The next year he spent as a tutor in the family of Hon. Wm. Jay, Bedford, N.Y. In 1830-31 he spent in teaching the Ellington high school, a private school for boys, Hon. Jas. Hall being the principal. The following two years he spent as private tutor at Natchez, Miss. He then returned north and completed the theological course at Yale, after which he was licensed to preach in Aug. 1835. A pioneer to the west so early as 1832, few men have done more towards its advancement in religion and education, his interest in both being manifested during the last weeks of his life. He joined the Illinois band from Yale, which preceded him by a few years, and in 1836 he was ordained at Quincy, ILl. Dec. 4, 1835 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Blood of Concord, Mass., a lineal descendant of Rev. Samuel Whiting, the first pastor at Lynn, Mass. Four years later they returned east, owing to the ill health of Mrs. Reed, and from 1839 to 1840 Dr. Reed served as chaplain in the insane asylum in Worcester, Mass. The pioneer spirit of his Pilgrim ancestors would not allow him to forget the Christian needs of the "far west" and he again turned his face to the setting sun, Iowa being the land of his adoption and his interest in its welfare, religious and political, never abated. He was one of the first Congregational ministers in the state; assisted in organizing the first Congregational church, also the first association and preached the first sermon in Keokuk. He next removed to Fairfield and in October 1845, with his family, came to Davenport, then a village of 700 inhabitants, his appointment by the American Home Missionary society; as its superintendent, making a change of residence necessary. This position he held from 1845 to 1869, save six years, performing most faithful and acceptable labor. Nothing was too difficult for him to undertake, nothing too arduous for him to accomplish when in the line of duty. He was one of the first to select a site for Iowa college, being one of its founders and charter trustees, with which he was officially connected for nearly twenty years and in which he always felt a deep interest. A cherished desire of his was to attend the fortieth commencement, an account of which was read to him during his last illness.
In 1881, accompanied by a daughter, he made an extended trip through Europe. He afterward visited every point of interest in this country. A few months since he spent some months in Washington, where he contracted a severe illness from which he never fully recovered.
Always active in recollections he had much literary work under way, which no one without his mine of facts and recollections, can ever complete. His last work was the preparation of a paper giving the history of Congregationalism in Iowa for the past fifty years, which was read at the "semi-centennial" held in Des Moines in May last. Severe illness prevented his attendance, which he had anticipated with much eagerness.
His death, while not unexpected, will be keenly felt by his hosts of friends all over the state.--[Davenport (Ia.) Tribune, Aug. 28.]
We give elsewhere from the Davenport, Ia., Tribune, an account of the life of Rev. J.A. Reed, for many years a resident of this city. In 1869, he came to this city, and shortly afterward engaged in the banking business with Hon. Leander Gerrard, and since the organization of the Columbus State bank, has been of that institution a stockholder and director. Mr. Reed had very many good qualities. He had a keen, analytical intellect, capable of grasping the salient features of a subject and holding them under scrutiny until to his own mind and that of his audience, all became clear. He had been a great traveler and a very close observer of what he went to see, and his accounts were exceedingly interesting, as he had the knack of dwelling upon those new and strange customs and ways which always excite our curiosity, and attract our attention.--Mr. Reed, (like most strongly-intellectual men), was plain and unassuming in his manner, kindly-dispositioned to all, but especially fond of those closely related to him in social and religious life; and in affairs of business. He was not a man who cared to seem anything but what he was, and hence by many was regarded as austere and distant, but this he was not. In business matters he was most prompt and accurate, and in all things considerate. He was a firm believer in Christianity, and few men of his time were better able to present the subject to his fellow men. Mr. Reed had very many friends here and elsewhere, who will sincerely mourn his departure.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, September 4, 1890
MEANS-BARRETT--The Telegram man had the pleasure of witnessing a marriage ceremony at the dead hour of midnight last night. His Honor, Judge W.N. Hensley united in marriage Mr. T.W. Means and Miss M.M. Barrett, both of Madison county, Nebraska.
BAKER--Edith, the 3-months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Baker, died last night about 8 o'clock. The child had been ill for several days with cholera infantum.
The funeral will be held tomorrow. The announcement of the time, etc., will be made in the next Telegram.
ERB--Michael Erb, a farmer, about 60 years of age, who resided about two miles east of this city, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, of heart disease.
Mr. Erb had been in this city in the forenoon, and was apparently in good health. Returning home, after dinner he turned his attention to some light work on the grounds about his house. About 3 o'clock he went into the house and told his wife that he was not feeling well. He laid down on a lounge to rest.
About 4 o'clock, his wife went to the side of her husband to inquire how he felt, when she found that he was dead. His spirit had quietly flown away, and there had not been the least struggle nor not a groan or word escaped his lips, to apprise the faithful partner of his joys and sorrows that his spirit was departing into the boundless realms of eternity.
Mr. Erb formerly lived on a farm in Colfax county, where he settled in 1857. He has been a resident of this county for nearly five years. He leaves a widow and eleven children, most of whom have reached their majority.
REED--Julius A. Reed died at Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday, August 27, at 12:15 a.m.
Mr. Reed was born January 16, 1809 at East Windsor Hill, Connecticut and at the time of his death was nearly 82 years of age. He was a minister in the Congregational church, and was for a long time engaged in missionary work in Iowa previous to coming to Columbus, which was in 1869. In this city he was for a long time personally identified with its business interests, being engaged in the banking business with Mr. Leander Gerrard and afterwards and until his death, a stockholder and director in the Columbus State bank.
Mr. Reed was a graduate of Yale college and survived as far as known, every member of his class. Though having retired from the ministry, he frequently filled the pulpit of the church while in Columbus, and was an able man. He left Columbus about five years ago, and removed to Davenport, Iowa, where his death occurred as stated above. The card which conveyed the intelligence of Mr. Reed's death, also informed us that Mrs. Reed's health is failing.
SCHAFFROTH--Breaks her Neck. - An Infant Girl Falls Out of a Buggy and Breaks Her Neck. [From Wednesday's Daily.]
Annie, the little daughter of J. F. Schaffroth, who resides in the eastern part of the city, fell from a buggy, about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon and was instantly killed, her neck being broken.
The little one was but one year and seven months old.
There was a buggy standing in the yard, and while playing around, child-like, little Annie managed to climb into it. Her father saw her fall out of the vehicle and rushed to the spot to pick her up, and was horrified to find that his prattling, baby darling was dead.
The funeral will occur tomorrow but at what hour has not yet been determined. An announcement will be made in The Telegram in the morning.
The Columbus Journal, September 10, 1890
MILLER--Tuesday, September 2d, of stomach trouble, Fred. Miller, aged 58 years.
Mr. Miller was a resident of Grand Prairie township, and leaves a widow, three sons and a daughter.
BOOTH--J.D. Booth, a young man aged 17, died at the residence of Mr. Severene, this city, Monday, Sept. 8, of inflammation of the bowels. The young man was traveling overland with his parents from Tyner, Smith county, Kas., to Arizona, Burt county, this state, and was taken sick and died at this place. His remains were interred in the Columbus cemetery yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Worley giving the words of consolation.
SHAFFROTH--Annie Shaffroth, a young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Shaffroth, met death Tuesday of last week in a peculiar manner. Parents and two children had been out for a buggy ride. On returning, the infant was taken into the house by Mrs. Shaffroth, while Mr. Shaffroth took care of the horses. Annie evidently attempted to get out of the buggy and in doing so, she fell, her neck being embraced by the spokes of the wheel and she choked to death before being discovered. The friends of the parents have the sympathy of all their acquaintances in the peculiarly distressing death which has deprived them of a very affectionate child.
BAKER--An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Baker died Wednesday last of summer complaint and was buried Thursday, a large concourse of friends of the parents following the remains to the cemetery.
ABTS--Sunday afternoon, Luther Stewart, who lives near Martin Reagan's, east of the city, where the accident we are about to relate occurred, came into town with the unconscious, wounded body of Joseph Abts, a Columbus lad about thirteen years old and son of J.P. Abts of this city. The facts, as we learn and believe them to be are that young Abts and Albert Schram had gone hunting, driving a donkey in a cart. Schram had got out to shoot chickens, and Abts had driven the cart away from where Schram had left him; some chickens were started up, and Schram shot at them, and, unfortunately, a few of the shot hit the boy in the cart, some striking near the nose, and one pentrating the skull above the right ear. Up to the time of writing this, Tuesday noon, young Abts has been unconscious, and Monday afternoon Drs. Martyn, Evans and Arnold assisted by Drs. Stillman and Clark, performed a surgical operation, removing a portion of the skull, and taking away the clotted blood underlying it. The doctors say that he has a hundred chances to recover now, where he had one, before the operation.
There is not the slightest breath of suspicion that the sad casualty was anything but purely accidental. Albert Schram is a son of Mike Schram, dec'd, is seventeen years old, of good disposition, and always a great friend of the injured lad. There is no doubt but he was greatly shocked by the accident, dazed and disconcerted, but no one for a moment thinks that Schram would intentionally wrong young Abts.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, September 11, 1890
HAMILTON-METZ--Yesterday afternoon at Grace church, the beautiful Episcopal marriage ceremony was performed which united E.O. Hamilton and Miss Eleanor M. Metz.
A large number of invited guests, including many from Omaha and other points, were present.
The beautiful bride is a sister of Mrs. H.F.J. Hockenberger of this city.
Mr. Hamilton is a prosperous contractor and builder of Omaha.
The happy couple together with their Omaha friends, left for the metropolis on the evening train, where they will enjoy the honeymoon and it is to be hoped, many years of happy life.
ABTS--Yesterday was a sad day for two Columbus boys, one of whom lies at death's door and the other suffers the sorrow of having been connected with the accident which caused the sad event. About 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon some farmers came driving hurriedly into the city from the north, bringing the apparently lifeless body of Joseph Abts, 12 year old son of J.P. Abts of this city. Drs. Martyn, Evans and Clark were summoned. The boy was unconscious from the effect of a gun shot wound in the side of his head, over the right ear.
The doctors probed after the shot, but were unable to locate it, it having apparently penetrated the brain a considerable distance. Joseph was removed to the home of his parents on Thirteenth street and yesterday a surgical operation was performed by Drs. Martyn & Evans, assisted by Drs. Stillman, Clark and Arnold. A small piece of the skull was removed and the clot and portions of the cerebrum were taken out. Up to a late hour last evening the boy was still alive and apparently improving, although unconscious. The surgical operation seemed to be very successful, although it is hard to see how the boy can recover from the effects of such a wound. One or two shot had also struck in his face and lodged somewhere in or near his nose.
The accident, which it undoubtedly was, was not witnessed by any one, and even Albert Schram, who fired the gun, was so badly frightened that he could scarcely understand how it occurred, himself. To The Telegram he said that he and Joseph Abts were in the habit of going hunting together and that day Joe had hitched up a jack which he drives frequently, to a cart, and requested him to go out with him as he had a new dog which he wanted to try. On this account Albert consented. When near Martin Reagan's, north of Columbus, he got out of the cart and was looking for chickens, while Joe drove along near him. He said he repeatedly warned Joe not to drive between him and the field where they were looking for chickens. Suddenly, three birds flew up and he fired at them, but missed. The shot seemed to scare the animal Joe was driving and it started to run. He called to Joe, but no answer came. Looking, he saw Joe's head drooping and ran forward, caught the jack, and turned his attention to his companion, whom he found to have been shot. He was working to get him home, when some men came along in a wagon and taking him with them, drove hurriedly to town. He says that to the best of his knowledge the gun was loaded with No. 8 shot and he was about thirty yards from Joe when he fired. Albert and Joe have always been good friends, and Albert Schram is a boy whom no one who knows him could accuse of even the smallest crime. He feels very badly over the matter and says that he wishes Joe could become conscious and recover. He knows that Joe would corroborate his story and thus relieve him from any imputation of intentional wrong doing, that some doubtful ones may think him guilty of. No complaint has as yet been made and Albert Schram, who is about 17 years of age, has not been molested. Just what will be done in the matter is not known, but it is hoped that all will be finally cleared up.
Joseph Abts, the 12-year-old lad who was accidentally shot Sunday, continues to improve and is slowly regaining consciousness. Yesterday he recognized and spoke to his father--these were the first words which have passed his lips since the unfortunate accident. Last night he was not quite so well, a slight fever having set in.
RILEY--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Riley died at Genoa Thursday. The sorrowing parents passed through this city with the earthly clay of their idol yesterday, en route to Schuyler, where the burial will take place this afternoon. Mr. Riley is the engineer on the Cedar Rapids run of the Union Pacific.
BOOTH--A 16-year-old son of a family named Booth, died yesterday of inflammation of the bowels. The family was en route from Kansas to Box Butte county, driving overland.
LANDOLT--Dr. F. Landolt, the veterinary surgeon, died at the hospital yesterday morning. He had only been in the hospital twelve or fourteen hours, though he had been ailing for some time.
The deceased was 47 years of age. He was born in Switzerland, where he has two daughters.
His funeral will be held at 10 o'clock today. Rev. Fleischer will deliver the sermon at the grave.
The Columbus Journal, September 17, 1890
REESE--Sept. 10th, to Mrs. Wm. Reese, a daughter.
WURDEMAN--Sept. 6th, to Mrs. August Wurdeman, a daughter.
LUETKE--One day last week to Mrs. Herman Luetke, a daughter.
LOSCHE [sic?]--Last week, to Mrs. John Rosche, a girl.
BERGER--One day last week, to Mrs. Ben Berger, a daughter.
LARSON-HAZLET--Mr. Frank Larson and Miss Lizzie Hazlet will be married next Wednesday evening. A large number of invited guests will be present. [Palestine.]
HAMILTON-METZ--The marriage of Miss Lottie Metz, sister of Mrs. Henry Hockenberger, and E.O. Hamilton, a promising young man of Omaha, last Wednesday at 4 p.m., was solemnized at the Episcopal church by Rev. J.O. Ferris. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers. The bride was dressed in a robe of pure white silk with a long white veil, while two little pages, Lula Miller, half sister of the bride, and Lottie Hockenberger, a niece, attended her. Bert Lawton of Omaha, acted as groomsman and Miss Grace Geer of this city, as bridesmaid; Miss Dovie Becher played the wedding march, and Messrs. Jesse Becher and Wilk Spiece were the ushers. After the ceremony a reception was given for the relatives and intimate friends, at Henry Hockenberger's. Those from Omaha were Mrs. Jos. Miller, mother, and Philip and Gus Metz, brothers of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hamilton, parents of the groom, Fred Metz, sr., Fred Metz., jr., R.P. Hamilton, Mrs. John Hamilton, Miss Roebuck, Mr. Bert Lawton and A. Frost. The parties left on the evening train for Omaha, where the happy couple will make their future home.
ABTS--The funeral of Joseph Abts took place Sunday afternoon at three from the St. Bonaventura Catholic church. He died Friday night at nine. After the accidental shooting of Sunday week, he never gained consciousness, except possibly one day when he called for his father. He was born in November 1877.
PENFIELD--The remains of Nathanial B. Penfield of St. Edward passed through the city Monday consigned to Fremont, Illinois, for burial. He died Friday of last week of apoplexy, his age being 70 years.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, September 18, 1890
SHERRER--A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Markus Sherrer yesterday.
ABTS--Joseph Abts, the 12-year-old boy who was accidentally shot with a gun, in the hands of Albert Schram, last Sunday, died last night at about 9 o'clock. He never fully regained counsciousness from the time he was shot, until his death.
This is a sad blow to the parents and also to Albert Schram, who feels very badly over this accident of which he was unintentionally the cause.
The funeral will occur Sunday, the exact hour of which will be given in The Sunday Telegram.
PENFIELD--The remains of Nathaniel L. Penfield passed through this city yeterday en route to Fremont, Ill., for burial. The body was accompanied on its last earthly journey by E.L. Penfield and Walter G. Gaines, the first a son and the latter a son-in-law of the deceased.
Nathaniel L. Penfield died at this home in St. Edward, last Friday, of apoplexy. He was 70 years of age.
His sons are bankers in St. Edward.
The deceased has a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hinman, residing at Humphrey.
The Columbus Journal, September 24, 1890
CLARK--September 20th, to Mrs. A.W. Clark, a daughter.
HAUGHAWOUT--September 21st, to Mrs. Dr. Haughawout, a son.
COUCH-FOOTE--Judge Sheesley solemnized the marriage of Geo. H. Couch of Columbus and Belle Foote of Osceola at the bride's residence Monday morning. The happy couple, the same day took the 11:23 train for Columbus their future home.--[Osceola Record.]
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, September 25, 1890
From the Norfolk Daily News, of the 18th, we clip the following:
George E. Brady died of consumption at the home of his father this morning at 10:45. The disease which carried the young man off, it will be remembered, was induced by injuries received in a runaway in which his team was frightened at a Union Pacific engine, and for which a suit for damages is now pending in the supreme court, he having been given a verdict for $7,500 in the district court.
From the Lincoln department of the Omaha Bee of yesterday we copy the following:
June 27, 1888, while George E. Brady was driving down Norfolk avenue in Norfolk his team was frightened by the blowing off of steam in a locomotive belonging to the Omaha & Republican Valley railway company and he was thrown out and run over by his own wagon. Two or three of his ribs were fractured and he was otherwise hurt, besides receiving internal injuries. He sued the company for $30,500 and was awarded $7,133 damages. The company, however, think this excessive and today the case was appealed to the supreme court.
If, as is claimed by the Norfolk paper, the injuries Mr. Brady sustained in the accident in 1888, caused the dread disease of consumption to fasten itself upon him, and finally caused his death, most people will think that instead of being too high, the verdict of the district court assessed the damages too low.
FENLON--Ellen, wife of James Fenlon of David City, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kavanaugh, in Polk county, twelve miles south of this city, on Saturday morning. The deceased was 27 years of age and the cause of her death, consumption.
The remains were brought to this city yesterday and shipped to Brayton, Greeley county, for burial.
James Fenlon, husband of the deceased lady, is an ex-sheriff of Butler county, and is at present a prosperous implement dealer, doing business at David City.
The Columbus Journal, October 1, 1890
STERNER-FICHTER--September 25th, at the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. J.S. Griswold, Adel G. Sterner and Minnie S. Fichter, both of Madison county.
ROLLIN-THURSTON--September 23d, at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, by Rev. W.S. Hunt, Rev. J.C. Rollin and Miss Addie, daughter of W.J. Thurston.
The happy couple have gone to Spokane Falls, their future home, followed by the good wishes of a host of friends.
WARNOCK--An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Warnock, two months and nineteen days old, died Sunday and was buried Monday afternoon, Elder G.W. Galley of the church of Latter Day Saints officiating.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, October 2, 1890
ALBERT--A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Albert Sunday night. Farmer Albert has bought a copy of a book entitled "How to Keep the Boys On the Farm," and is now diligently pouring over it and burning the midnight oil trying to familiarize himself with the subject.
August Kirkman, Platte county, 34; Miss Emma From, Platte county, 23
Bartek Stauiez, Merrick county, 26; Miss Mary Swierczek, Platte county, 22
Adel G. Sterner, Madison county, 21; Miss Minnie S. Fichter, Madison county, 18
HALE-CONDON--Yesterday morning at St. Agnes church Mr. James H. Hale and Miss Catherine C. Condon were made man and wife by Rev. Father D.W. Moriarty.
Mr. Hale is one of the superintendents of the Armour-Cudahy packing company and a man respected by all who know him.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Condon and counts her friends by the hundreds.
After the ceremony the newly wedded pair and the guests repaired to the home of the bride, where a bountiful repast was served and the happy event properly celebrated.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Hale left for Denver and other western points on a pleasure tour. On their return they will begin the voyage of life in reality in this city.--Omaha World-Herald, 25th.
The bride is well known and has many friends in this city, having formerly resided here with her parents.
STERNES-FICHTER--The nuptial knot which made Adel G. Sternes and MIss Minnie s. Fichter husband and wife, was securely tied Thursday evening, by Rev. J.V. Griswold at the Presbyterian parsonage. The contracting parties are residents of Madison, Neb.
The Columbus Journal, October 8, 1890
LOEWEL--To Mrs. Henry Loewel yesterday morning, a son.
PHILLIPS--Sunday, Oct. 5th, to Mrs. G.W. Phillips, a bouncing boy.
Mother and child are well, and Walter is as happy as a lark.
DONNELLY--Friday morning, at St. Mary's hospital, in this city, of cancer, Mrs. Margaret Donnelly of Clarks.
She was a sister of Mrs. Daniel Condon.
REED--October 1st, at the residence of her son-in-law, S.F. Smith, Caroline Blood Reed, widow of Rev. Julius A. Reed, D.D., aged 84 years, 10 months.
Only a few weeks ago, the death of Mr. Reed was recorded in The Journal; now follows that of his faithful life-partner, having passed the Psalmist's limit of three score years and ten, by nearly fifteen years.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, October 9, 1890
PHILLIPS--Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Phillips are the proud parents of a brand new baby boy, born Sunday morning. Mother and child are doing well and father--well, he is the happiest county clerk in Nebraska.
Yesterday, His Honor, Judge W.N. Hensley, issued a marriage license to Mr. Max Joseph Schuele of Dakota, aged 29 and Miss Lizzie Lohons, age 19, daughter of Henry Lohons of Humphrey.
SHAFF-NAYLOR--The esteemed Journal says: "Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. H.D. Shaff and Miss Anna Naylor." The girl's father says it is untrue.
County Judge W.N. Hensley issued a marriage license yesterday to Capar Kothans and Louise Reiss; also to Nels Berlin and Matilda Benson, all of Platte county.
ANDERSON-STEVENS--Mr. Robert C. Anderson and Miss Annie Stevens, both of Monroe township, were married one day last week. The bride is a daughter of the republican independent candidate for float representative.
MASLO--Tanslaus Maslo, a resident of the southern part of this city, died yesterday morning. He was afflicted with dropsy. Mr. Maslo was a man about 35 years of age and leaves a wife, but no children.
DONNELLY--A 8 o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Margaret Donnelly of Clarks, who has been at St. Mary's hospital in this city under treatment for cancer, died. The funeral will cocur today and the remains will be buried here. Mrs. Donnelly was a sister of Mrs. Daniel Condon.
REED--August 27 last, Rev. Julius A. Reed died at the residence of his son-in-law, S.F. Smith, at Davenport, Ia.
The letter conveying the above intelligence also said that Mrs. Reed's health was failing rapidly. Mr. Leland Gerrard received a card yesterday announcing her death. Caroline Blood Reed was, at the time of her death, 84 years and 10 months old. She was a devout christian woman, whose life on this earth was long and well spent.
The Columbus Journal, October 15, 1890
BURROWS-HALE--Oct. 12th, at the residence of E.T. James, esq., (brother of the bride) in Burrows township, by Rev. A. Henrich, James Burrows, esq., and Mrs. Jennie Hale.
BAUER--Thursday, Oct. 9th, of paralysis, Tobias C. Bauer, aged 61 years.
Some months ago Mr. Bauer was stricken with paralysis of the right side, and though he rallied from it somewhat, and was able to be about and do light work, the stroke seemed to permanently affect him, and he never entirely recovered from it. His death-stroke came while he was doing chores at his barn.
Mr. Bauer was born in Germany in 1829, came to this country when a boy of 11 years and lived at Columbus, O., then in Kansas. In the summer of '79 he removed to this city, and has since resided here. He leaves a wife and two children--Emma, wife of F.H. Rusche of this city, and Miss Louise Bauer.
He was an excellent citizen, a loving, considerate husband, and a fond father. The home circle is broken, and the loss of the family is irreparable. Only He, in whose hand is the destiny of all, can give consolation in such affliction.
The funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2, Rev. H. Miessler officiating, and a very large concourse of neighbors and friends followed the remains to the cemetery.
NICHOLAS--Nancy Nicholas, who was brought here from Norfolk several weeks ago and taken to the Sisters' hospital to be treated for consumption, died Wednesday night last and was buried Thursday.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, October 16, 1890
RAKESTRAW--A son and heir was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Rakestraw at Nebraska City, last Sunday evening. The next state superintendent of public instruction has our congratulations.
John Gorka and Sophie Kmopocouka were granted a marriage license by Judge Hensley, yesterday.
MILLER-RAHLKE--Judge W.N. Hensley had the pleasure yesterday, of uniting in marriage, Mr. M. Miller and Miss May Rahlke, both of Platte county. The ceremony was performed at the Lindell hotel.
BAUER--The life of an old and highly esteemed citizen of Columbus went out suddenly yesterday forenoon. Tobias C. Bauer, who lived out near the fair grounds, has been ailing for some time. Yesterday about 10 o'clock in the forenoon he and his wife went out to do some chores. Mr. Bauer entered the barn while his wife was attending to some chickens near by. After a few minutes, not hearing her husband, she entered the barn and saw him lying on the step to the harness room just inside. Her first thought was that he had fainted, but upon going up to him, she found that the lamp of life had been suddenly extinguished and his spirit had fled. Mr. Bauer has been an invalid for some time, having suffered form paralysis of the right side last winter, and only recently has he been able to help himself very much.
Tobias C. Baurer was born in Germany, October 1, 1829. He came to the United States when 11 years old and lived in Columbus, Ohio, for some years, moving from there to Kansas. Leaving Kansas in July, 1879, he took up his residence in this city and has resided here continaully since. He leaves a wife and two children. Emma, wife of F.H. Rusche of this city, and Louise, who is unmarried. He was related to the Rickley's, O.L. Baker, J.S. Wells and other citizens of Columbus, and a large circle of acquaintances besides, mourn his death.
The funeral services will be held at deceased's late residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. Miessler saying the last words ere the interment of the remains in the Columbus cemetery.
The funeral services of Tobias C. Bauer, who died Thursday, occurred at the house of deceased Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. Miessler officiating. A large number of relatives and friends of deceased attended the services and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Columbus cemetery.
NICHOLAS--Nancy Nicholas, who was brought to this city from Noroflk about a week ago, and who died at the Sisters' hospital Wednesday night, was buried yesterday morning in the Catholic cemetery near this city. Kind friends came down from Norfolk and attended to the funeral and final worldly care of the remains of the deceased.
O'BRIEN--Grace, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O'Brien, who died Monday, was buried yesterday. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends, in their sad bereavement.
FOGG--C.P. Fogg, proprieter of the well known Fogg house at Schuyler, died suddenly Thursday night and was buried yesterday. He was afflicted with brain fever. Mr. Fogg was an old resident of Schuyler and has run a hotel there for a great many years. He was 52 years of age.
The Columbus Journal, October 22, 1890
BERLIN-BENSON--Nels Berlin and Miss Matilda Benson were married last Saturday evening at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Andrew Person. Gus Benson, brother of Mrs. Berlin, and Miss Gertrude Jones "stood up" with them. Rev. W.D. Elwell, pastor of the Baptist church, performed the ceremony. The few presents were very nice, but the most valuable ones were not there, so we have no list of them. A delightful evening was spent by the few invited guests. Mr. and Mrs. Berlin _____ now home where they are cosily keeping house.
O'BRIEN--On Monday, October 12, of cholera infantum, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O'Brien, aged 3 months.
SWEARINGEN--Thursday, Oct. 16th, at 9 p.m., after a brief illness of gastritis, Sarah, wife of E.P. Swearingen, esq., of Polk county, aged 43 years and 6 days.
She leaves a husband and three children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother.
WAITE--Oct. 17th, of apoplexy, H.M. Waite, of Monroe township.
Deceased was a very large, man, physically, and the manner of his death is not surprising, although very sudden. We are told that he had been at work doing the chores, and came into the house, sat down, picked up a paper to read, and, quick as a stroke of lightening, came the summons to quit earthly scenes and trials.
He was a man of excellent qualities of mind and heart.
The wife and daughter will have the sympathy of all their acquaintances in their deep affliction.
FIFIELD--Last Friday, at Fremont, at the residence of her sister Mrs. Lou Boyer, Mrs. Fifield departed this life, aged 63 years. Deceased was an old resident of Nebraska, and for several years was a successful teacher in the public schools of this city.--She retired Thursday night feeling perfectly well, and was found dead in her bed Friday morning, the doctor giving it as his opinion that she must have been dead seven hours. We have not heard the result of the post-mortem examination.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, October 23, 1890
TO BE MARRIED
BURKE-HOGAN--Tueday evening, October 28, 1890, Martin F. Burke will lead to the alter Miss Dora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hogan of Shell Creek. The Telegram congratulates the happy young people before hand.
SWEARINGEN--From the Bellwood Gazette of October 17, we clip the following article relative to the death of a lady well known in Columbus.
Mrs. Swearingen, wife of E.P. Swearingen, of Polk county, died at her residence last evening about 9 o'clock. A week ago last Monday Mrs. Swearingen attended the alliance picnic at Columbus and from what we can learn, was in robust health. On her return home diarrhea set in, which was followed at intervals by vomiting; but on receiving medical aid from Columbus, was checked for a short time, again vomiting set in and continued at intervals until death relieved her from all pain. She was 43 years of age, and leaves behind her a grown up daughter, two sons and a husband, who are almost heartbroken over the loss of a loving mother and wife. Deceased will be buried tomorrow (Saturday), afternoon in the Wesleyan burying grounds southwest of Mr. Swearingen's residence to which place several of her children preceded her.
The Columbus Journal, October 29, 1890
JOHNSON--There! it's at Tom Johnson's and it's a boy. Thomas is looking at 80 acres more land; he has the help now. [District No. 44 and Vicinity.]
BURKE-HOGAN--The wedding of Martin Burke and Miss Dora Hogan of Shell Creek township was announced to take place yesterday evening.
ST. CLAIR--The estimable wife of Rev. J.L. St. Clair died of cancer Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, aged 72 years. So patiently and gently had she suffered that few of her most intimate friends suspected that her departure was so near.
For more than fifty years she was a faithful and constant member of the M.E. church. A third of a century she shared the toils of her husband in the ministry, and was prominent in ministering to the wants of the needy and caring for the sick and distressed.
Her funeral was largely attended at the M.E. church Monday morning. Dr. Maxfield, in his sermon, paid a fine tribute of respect to her memory and delineated in strong and truthful language her noble character. Rev. W.E. Kimball and Rev. Marquette made additional remarks and offered words of sympathy to the bereaved husband and his two daughters.
The Chronicle and hosts of other friends tender their heartfelt sympathies to the grief-stricken family.--[Madison Chronicle, Oct. 22d.]
We learn that Mrs. J.L. St. Clair, formerly of this city, latterly of Madison, died of cancer of the breast, instead of the stomach, as represented in the paragraph published elsewhere in today's Journal and copied from the Madison chronicle. She was a very estimable lady, and all her acquaintances here were her friends. The husband and daughters have the heart-felt sympathy of their friends here in an affliction which no mortal friend can assuage.
POST--News was received here Sunday of the death at Kingfisher, Oklahoma, of Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Post, aged four years. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their affliction.
The COlumbus Weekly Telegram, October 30, 1890
BURKE-HOGAN--Last evening one of the most interesting events of life occurred at the residence of Michael Hogan on Shell creek. It was the occasion of the marriage of Dora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hogan, to Martin Burke. A large number of their friends went out from this city and a large number were in attendance from elsewhere. The ceremony was perfomed at 9:30 o'clock a.m., Rev. Father James Ryan officiating. The Telegram wishes a long and happy married life to this worthy young couple.
Thomas Burk of Omaha, formerly a well known resident of Columbus, arrived in the city yesterday to attend the wedding of his son Martin to Miss Dora Hogan of Shell Creek township, which joyous event is to occur this evening.
POST--The sad news of the death of Charlie, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Post of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, reached this city Sunday. Mrs. Post and her son were in Columbus last week, leaving here for home Tuesday morning. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this city.
The Columbus Journal, November 5, 1890
LARSON--A little daughter was born to Mrs. Larson last Monday night. [Palestine.]
VanALLEN-KETTLESEN--By Rev. A. Henrich, Nov. 4, at his residence in Platte Center, Mr. Ed. C. VanAllen and Miss C.M. Kettlesen, all of Platte county.
BURKE-HOGAN--Oct. 28th, at the residence of the bride's parents on Shell Creek, by Rev. Father Ryan, Martin Burke and Miss Dora Hogan.
A number of friends were present on the occasion, and all their acquaintances join in wishing the young couple a prosperous life's journey.
CRAUN--Thursday night, Oct. 30th, on congestion of the lungs, Mary, wife of John H. Craun.
Mary M. Switzer was born March 4, 1858, in Augusta county, Va. October 25, 1866, she was married to Mr. Craun. In 1883, they moved to Nebraska locating about five miles north of this city, where they have since resided. She leaves her husband, two sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.
Although she had not been enjoying good health the past four years, her death was sudden and unexpected. In the evening she was troubled with a cough. On retiring for the night, she was again troubled, and requested her husband to call the children. In three quarters of an hour she breathed her last in the arms of her husband.
The funeral took place Friday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. J.V. Griswold (in the absence of Rev. Worley) preaching a very appropriate sermon, and commending her example as a Christian to those present. A large concourse of sympathizing friends and acquaintances followed the remains to their last resting place in the Columbus cemetery.
[NOTE: See correction printed November 12.]
TURNER--November 3d, at 4 a.m., Abner Turner, in the 53d year of his age.
He was born in Tioga county, New York, near Owego, January 18, 1839. In 1864 he removed to Chicago. In 1867, he came to Omaha and engaged in the lumber business for two years, after which he transferred his interests to Schuyler, Colfax county, which were carried on under his supervision. In the spring of 1870 he moved from Omaha to Columbus, and formed a partnership with G.W. Hulst in the lumber business, conducting the same until 1874, when the firm of Turner & Hulst opened a bank, and keeping in that business till August 1875, at which time they merged their business into the Columbus State Bank, of which institution Mr. Turner was cashier until 1884, when he resigned, since which time he has been looking after business interests (at Rapid City, Dakota, and vicinity, with G.W. Hulst, and V.T. Price, and occasionally here where he owned a fine, large farm,) and, in winter, especially, passing the time in the east with his mother and other friends.
Last summer he came to the city from Dakota, having partially recovered from an attack of mountain fever. For a time he seemed to mend, and strong hopes were entertained for his full recovery to health, but such was not to be. He took worse again and kept growing feebler and feebler until the spark of life finally expired.
For a few days before his death, his brother George of Vancouver, B.C., and his sister Mrs. F.L. Welles of Chicago were with him, making his last days and moments as agreeable as was possible.
At 4 o'clock Monday evening, at the Thurston hotel short services were held, conducted by Rev. J.V. Griswold of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. W.S. Hunt of the Congregational. The remains were shipped to Owego, New York, accompanied by his brother and sister. The pall bearers were: A.M. Post, J.E. North, George Lehman, M. Whitmoyer, A.J. Arnold, J. Rasmussen, L. Gerrard, Jonas Welch, George A. Scott and Gus. G. Becher.
Mr. Turner's acquaintances in this section of the state were many, very many, and we believe that all were his personal friends. He was quick-spoken, brusque, independent; could say "yes" without servility and "no" without discourtesy. What must have endeared him to every man and boy who knew him was his kind heart, his just consideration for the rights of others, and his infectious good humor, and evident desire that all mankind should prosper and do well.
While we have seen the earthly tabernacle lose its genial soul-occupant, and pass through the valley and shadow of death, may we not hope that in the Summer Land his bright spirit, freed from its clay, is today entering upon that new life whose beginnings are presaged by the best of what we are conscious of here.
Peace to the memory of Abner Turner.
ABBOTT--Monday morning, Mrs. Abbott of Aurora, departed this life. She was mother to Frank E. Abbott, formerly ________ the U.P. depot in this city.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, November 6, 1890
STOCKS-SPEARS--We take pleasure in chronicling the marriage in this city of Lew Stocks and Mrs. Spears, both of Genoa, which happy event occurred yesterday, Rev. W.S. Hunt, officiating. Their many friends in Columbus, including The Telegram, offer congratulations, and wish for this worthy couple a bright and prosperous future.
TURNER--It comes to the young and to the old, to the just and the unjust. No power can stay its hand--it is a fixed and irrevocable law. Each year thousands pass from the present to the great hereafter, leaving only their earthly frames and their memories to mark the spot which they were wont to inhabit.
At 4:00 o'clock Monday morning the spirit of Abner Turner left its earthly habitation and fled to its maker. Loving kindred and sorrowing friends watched the lamp of life as it expired, and quietly wiped away their tears, having parted with one near and dear. In his death the world lost one of its noblest men, whose life has been upright and honest, who counted his friends by the number of people who knew him.
As a citizen of Columbus for many long years, he was well known and well loved. The esteem in which he was held, has been manifested by the many anxious after his condition during the long weeks he has laid at his hotel in this city.
Abner Turner was born at Owego, New York, January 18, 1838. In 1864 he removed to Chicago, where he resided for three years. In 1867 he came to Omaha and engaged in the lumber business, moving from there to Columbus in 1869. Here he formed a partnership with George Hulst under the firm name of Turner & Hulst and engaged in the lumber business. In 1874 they sold this out and Turner & Hulst went into the banking business, erecting the building now occupied by the Columbus State bank.
In 1875 the State bank was organized and Mr. Turner became its cashier, remaining in that position until 1884, when he resigned. In 1886 he engaged in the lumber business in Rapid City, Dakota, with his old partner and Mr. V.T. Price. Since that time he has spent part of his time up there looking after his business interests, although he has always made Columbus his home. On account of his health he sold out his Rapid City business in July last and returned to Columbus, suffering severely with what is generally called mountain fever. For a while his health seemed to improve, but only temporarily, and for the past three weeks his condition has been considered critical, and his life ended yesterday morning. He was never married. His brother George, of Vancouver's Island and one sister, Mrs. F.L. welles of Chicago, were with him for several days before and at the time of his death. He has another sister and his mother is still alive, both residing at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Short funeral services were held at the Thurston hotel at 4 o'clock last evening, conducted by Rev. J.V. Griswold of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. W.S. Hunt of the Congregational church, both of those churches having found him a warm friend during his life.
The remains were shipped to his birth place, Owego, New York, for burial, and were accompanied by his brother and sister.
The pall bearers were: A.M. Post, J.E. North, George Lehman, M. Whitmoyer, A.J. Arnold, Julius Rasmussen, Leander Gerrard, Jonas Welch, George Scott and Gus. G. Beecher.
ABBOTT--Yesterday, news reached this city announcing the death of Mrs. Abbott of Aurora, Neb., which sad event occurred at 7:10 yesterday morning. The deceased lived in Columbus some time and was mother of F.E. Abbott, formerly operator at the Union Pacific depot in this city.
POWELL--Word was received in the city yesterday, announcing the death of a little child of Dr. Powell, who resides at Platte Center.
HUGHES--Word reaches this office announcing the death of the 6-year-old daughter of Prof. Hughes, city superintendent of the Schuyler schools, which occurred late Tuesday evening. The schools have been closed until Monday, in consequence thereof.
CRAUN--Dr. C.B. Stillman telephoned The Telegram office about 3 o'clock this morning that Mrs. J.H. Craus [sic], residing in the bluffs just north of the city, had died very suddenly at 11:30 last night of congestion of the lungs. She has resided in Platte county several years.
The funeral of Mrs. J.H. Craun of Columbus township, who died last Thursday night, was held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. J.V. Griswold officiating, in the absence of pastor, Rev. William Worley. A large number of friends of the deceased attended the services and followed the remains to their final resting place in the Columbus cemetery.
The Columbus Journal, November 12, 1890
BAUMAN-RAMHARTER--Nov. 3, by Judge W.N. Hensley, Jos. Bauman and Miss Mary Ramharter.
WOLLBERG-ROSSO--Nov. 7, by Judge W.N. Hensley, Robert Wollberg and Miss Rachel Rosso.
CALDWELL--November 11th, at 8:45 a.m., Zelma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Caldwell, aged 13 months.
Her trouble was congestion of the brain, caused by teething, and she had been sick twelve days, during eight of which she was unconscious.
The parents have the sympathy of all their acquaintances in their deep affliction.
BUTLER--Friday morning, Nov. 7, only son and child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Butler, aged six months.
The child seemed all right on retiring, and about three it awoke and nursed just as usual, but on awaking in the moring, the parents found their child dead. The funeral took place from the residence, five miles north of the city, Rev. W.M. Worley officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Columbus cemetery.
GEORGE--November 8th, 7:30 a.m., F. George, aged 73 years and 6 months.
Mr. George was born in England, came to this country when a young man, settling in Savannah, Georgia. He afterwards moved to Canada, then to Springfield, Illinois. In 1871, he came to Nebraska, settling at Clarks.
His second wife survives him. He leaves, to mourn the loss of a loving father, Mrs. G.W. Hulst, Mrs. Dr. D.T. Martyn, Mrs. O.T. Roen, Mrs. Dr. E.L. Siggins, of Plattsmouth, Mrs. M.A. Phillips of Duluth, Minn., Chas. J., of Denver and Fred., of Laramie City, Wyo.
Mr. George had been ill for many weeks, and became unconscious several days before his death. The funeral took place Monday from the residence of Dr. Martyn, Rev. S. Goodale officiating. Peace to his memory.
POWELL--An infant child of Dr. Powell was buried here Wednesday.
CRAUN--An error occurred in printing the obituary notice last week of Mrs. J.H. Craun, she was born March 4, 1848, instead of 1858 as printed.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, November 13, 1890
BRADY-MORRISON--A marriage occurred at Fulton, Ill., on the 6th inst., at which two former well-known Columbus young people were the principal participants. The groom was Mr. Charlie Brady of Denver, son of Terry Brady, and the bride, Miss Blanche Morrison, who resides at Fulton. The newly married couple will take up their residence in Denver where Mr. Brady has a permanent situation.
POWELL--A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Powell of Platte Center, died Wednesday and was buried in the Columbus cemetery yesterday. A number of friends of the family from Platte Center accompanied the remains to their last resting place.
CALDWELL--Zelma Caldwell the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Caldwell, that has been sick for some time and not expected to live, died yesterday morning. The cause of its death was congestion of the brain brought on by teething. It was one year, one month and eight days old and an unusually bright and happy child for its age. The parents have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this the loss of their little treasure. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. W.F. Allen will conduct the services.
BUTLER--Mr. and Mrs. Walter Butler, living four miles north of the city, lost their 6 months old son night before last, under very sad circumstances.
The child was apparently well and healthy when they retired for the night and about three o'clock it woke and nursed as usual. When the parents arose in the morning, they discovered that it was dead. Dr. C.D. Evans was called immediately and made an examination. He pronounced the cause of its death as brain trouble. The little one was the first and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Butler and they felt their loss keenly, the more so, perhaps on account of its sudden taking off without warning. They have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.
The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock today, Rev. Wm. Worley officiating, and the remains will be interred in the Columbus cemetery.
GEORGE--Yesterday morning at 7:30 death claimed a well and favorably known citizen of Columbus, Mr. F. George.
Mr. George was born in Norfolk, England, May 17, 1817 and had more than lived out the allotted time of man. When 19 years of age he came to America, settling in Savannah, Georgia. From there he afterwards moved to Guelph, Canada, where he resided for some years, moving from there to Springfield, Illinois. In 1871 he came to Nebraska, settling at Clarks. He was postmaster there under Cleveland's administration.
Mr. George was twice married, his first wife dying in 1881. His second wife survives him. He leaves several children, two of whom are at present residents of this city. They are Mrs. G.M. Hulst, Mrs. Dr. D.T. Martyn, Mrs. O.T. Roen, Mrs. Dr. Siggins of Plattsmouth, Mrs. E.L. Merritt of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. M.A. Phillips of Duluth, Minn., Charles J., of Denver and Fred, of Laramie, Wyo.
Mr. George was a true christian gentleman and a kind man. He has been quite ill for some time, and during his last moments of consciousness he read the news of Mr. Boyd's election in The Telegram, expressed himself as being glad of it, as he said, Mr. Boyd would make a good governor. He complimented The Telegram, talked cheerfully for awhile and then became unconscious and so remained until his death. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of Dr. D.T. Martyn. Rev. Dr. Goodale will conduct them.
The Columbus Journal, November 19, 1890
HEFFLEMAN--A new-comer recently put in an appearance at the home of Wm. Heffleman. It is a pretty baby girl. [Grand Prairie.]
RAHLKE-KALIENKE--Nov. 7, 1890, at the residence of Mr. A. Rahlke in Humphrey township by Rev. A. Henrich, Mr. Frank J. Rahlke and Miss Mary E. Kalienke.
The day being the 28th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. A. Rahlke and wife, parents of the bridegroom, it was an occasion of more than usual interest.
FIOLA--A Schuyler special says: Last night about 10 o'clock Louise Fiola, wife of Joseph Fiola, drank a potion that in thirty minutes caused her death. Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock she went to Sefarek & Kubiscek's and ordered a bottle full of strychnine, telling the druggist, upon being asked for what she desired it:
"Oh, there are lots of rats and mice about the house." He went to his register and jokingly asked, "Are you white or black?" She replied, "Oh, you don't have to put that down, do you? Do you think I want to commit suicide?"
He replied, "People do strange things sometimes." During all the conversation Mrs. Fiola acted gaily and light hearted. The druggist gave her sixty grains of the drug. She spent the evening about home as usual, nothing seeming at all wrong till shortly after 10 o'clock, when she was taken suddenly ill. Soon she was in violent convulsions. Upon inquiry as to the probable cause, she said:
"I have taken poison." Medical aid was hastily summoned, but before it was at hand the drug had done its work. In awful agony a spirit had departed into the great unknown. She was a woman of 21 and married about two years ago. A 7 months old babe is left motherless. No cause is ascribed, as none knew of any family differences. No word of reason for her act was spoken by her or left in writing. Measurements of what was left in the bottle and cup, from which she drank show that five grains were taken.
CALDWELL--Sheriff Caldwell met with a sad bereavement last week in the death of their infant child, buried last Wednesday.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, Novemnber 20, 1890
CAMPBELL--Ed. Campbell, of Loup township and his brother Fred of Genoa, were called to Kansas suddenly, by news of the death of their father. An account of the sad accident, which appeared in a Kansas City paper, of November 12, is here quoted:
Olathe, Kan., Nov. 11.--Special.--Hon. D.G. Campbell, of Merriam, this county, was run over by south bound express No. 1 on the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railroad just south of Merriam, at 11 o'clock this morning, and instantly killed. Mr. campbell was walking south on the railroad track, about eighty rods south of the depot, when the train coming from the south began to slow up on account of work being done on the track, it being a through train and not stopping at the station. The engineer sounded the whistle several times, but from some cause Mr. Campbell did not seem to hear either the bell or the whistle.
The train struck him when running about three miles per hour, and he fell to the east side of the track and the wheels of the engine ran over both legs near the knee and severed them from his body. His friends think he was in a deep study, as he was somewhat accustomed to such moods.
Mr. Campbell was 70 years old and has been in this country for thirty years. He founded the town of Merriam several years ago. He served three terms in the Kansas legislature from 1870 to 1876. He has been a prominent politician for many years. He was a most remarkable and good man. He was given the vote of Johnson county at Ottawa last August as a candidate for congress by the alliance convention.
The coroner's inquest will be held tomorrow and Thursday he will be buried at Shawnee by the Masonic lodges of Shawnee and Olathe, of which order he was a prominent member. He leaves an aged wife and four married children, who are provided for by several thousand dollars life insurance in the Masonic order.
FIALA--A sad tragedy was inacted at Schuyler last Saturday in the suiciding of Mrs. Joseph Fiala. She was apparently in her right mind and the cause that promoted the act is supposed to be domestic trouble.
The Columbus Journal, November 26, 1890
MILLER--Remi Miller, an old-time citizen of Columbus, but for many years past a resident near Shelby, Polk county, was in town yesterday on business. We learn from him that on the 11th of this month, after an illness of three weeks, his oldest son, William, died of typhoid fever. About a year ago he was attacked with la grippe, and he supposed at first that this was a similar attack, but it proved otherwise. William was born at Genesco, Henry county, Ill., August 7, 1865. He was a dutiful son, an affectionate brother, a good citizen, and his departure from scenes of earthly trials and conflict, in the prime of his young manhood, will be a matter of serious thought for all young people of his acquaintance. The afflicted family have the sincere sympathy of their friends in the sad loss of their oldest son.
SLADE--News comes to Columbus of the death of Al. Slade, formerly of this city. His death occurred at David City recently and was caused by abscess of the liver.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, November 27, 1890
ERB--The 8-year-old son of Georg Erb, who lives in Shell Creek precinct, Colfax county, died Friday night of diphtheria.
The Columbus Journal, December 3, 1890
BEALL-WISE--Too late for notice in The Journal of last week occurred the wedding of Mr. Mason Beall to Miss Myra Wise in this city on Wednesday last. Both parties to this hymenial alliance are well known and highly respected in this locality. Mr. Beall is an old resident and prominent among the mechanics of the city, and the happy bride is the daughter of one of Platte county's staunchest farmers, a resident of Sherman township. The happy couple are on a bridal tour of the east.
BRADSHAW-REINKE--Two of Platte county's prominent young people were joined in wedlock in this city on Thanksgiving day. George W. Bradshaw, a worthy young mechanic of the city, led to the altar Miss Emma M. Reinke, the daughter of one of the county's sterling farmers. The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. Henry Fauble, Judge H.J. Hudson presiding. A number of the friends of the happy couple were present. An elegant dinner was served in honor of the occasion.
MARSHALL--November 28th, 1890, of dropsy, after a lingering illness, John W. Marshall.
He was born in Belmont county, Ohio, March 18th, 1835; moved to Iowa in 1857; married Miss Landara Larne in 1859, and in 1878 moved to Nebraska, where he has since resided. He leaves a widow and nine children to mourn his departure.
The funeral took place Monday at two o'clock, from the Methodist church in this city, Rev. W.M. Worley preaching a very appropriate discourse.
The mourning family have the heartfelt sympathy of all their acquaintances in their deep affliction.
BERLIN--After weeks of suffering our friend and neighbor Mr. Berlin, sr., left us for the "Summer land" on Monday, the 24th inst. Had he lived till Christmas he would have been 75 years of age. He leaves an aged companion in feeble health, one daughter, Mrs. Peter Welen, and four sons. Suen of Kewanee, Ill., John, who resides on the homestead and Nels, living in the neighborhood, Olaf who has been absent several years. If alive his present residence is unknown. Mr. Berlin united with the Baptist church in Sweden, when to be a Baptist meant the most bitter persecution. After coming to this place he united with the church here. His death is the first that has occurred in the church for eleven years. [Palestine.]
ADAMSON--The case of diphtheria on west Thirteenth street mentioned in last week's Journal terminated fatally on Thanksgiving morning in the death of the little victim--the infant son of David Adamson. The case was of that malignant type of this terrible disease from which recovery is almost hopeless.
ERB--A young son of George Erb, living on Shell creek, died from diphtheria a few days ago.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, December 4, 1890
SANDER-AHRENS--The marriage of Henry Sander to Miss Maggie Ahrens, which was the occasion for the gathering of a host of friends of the contracting parties at the German Lutheran church on Loseke creek yesterday, was one of the largest social gatherings held for some time.
After the ceremony at the church the guests retired to the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ahrens, where a bounteous repast was spread, and an enjoyable afternoon and evening spent. The presents received were numerous and costly. Nearly one-hundred invited guests were present and participated in celebrating this joyous event. Those present from Columbus were, Mr. and Mrs. William Sander, John Hempleman and wife, Louis Schwarz and wife, William Bucher and wife, Mrs. Paul Hoppen, Miss Louise Welman and Messrs. John Stauffer, Gus G. Becher, C.A. Newman, Arnold Olhrich and August Boettscher.
The newly married couple will commence house keeping at once on Mr. Sander's farm on Shell creek about eleven miles north of Columbus.
CALTO-CONWAY--M.C. Calto, of the firm of Abts & Calto, returned from his eastern visit, Saturday night, to the delight of his many Columbus friends. But he did not return alone, for while away he was married to Miss Annie Conway of New Market, N.H. After their marriage, they visited in Canada, at Chicago, Milwaukee and several other places in the east. Mr. and Mrs. Calto have commenced housekeeping in the eastern part of the city, where Mr. Calto had furnished and fitted up a house before he left for the east.
LAPSLEY--Train No. 71, that runs between Sioux City and Columbus, ran into a buggy, Friday, just as it was entering the Sioux City yards, and killed one of the occupants, Miss E.J. Lapsley, whose home was at Dakota City, and slightly injured her uncle, J.J. Lapsley with whom she was riding. The inquest was held yesterday afternoon and as it was necessary for the trainmen to be present the train was delayed and did not arrive in this city until about 4 o'clock this morning--five hours late.
ADAMSON--Early yesterday morning the little son of Mr. and Mrs. David Adamson, who live on west Thirteenth street, was taken from their family circle by the unswerving messenger of death. The cause of the child's death was diphtheria, and the case from the first seemed a severe one. The grief-stricken parents have the sincere sympathy of all in the loss of their loved one.
The funeral services of Willie, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Adamson, who died Thursday morning of diphtheria, were held at their residence on west Thirteenth street yesterday.
MARSHALL--John W. Marshall, a well known and respected farmer of Richland precinct, Colfax county, died Friday night of dropsey, aged 56 years. He leaves a large family, most of whom are grown. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. William Worley at the Methodist Episcopal church in this city at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The funeral services of John W. Marshall, who died at his home in Richland precinct, Colfax county, Friday night, were held in the Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon. A large concourse of friends were in attendance and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Columbus cemetery.
The Columbus Journal, December 10, 1890
SANDER-AHRENS--Wednesday last at the German Lutheran church on Loseke creek, took place the marriage of Henry Sander and Miss May Ahrens.
After the marriage at the church, about one hundred guests enjoyed the wedding festivities at the residences of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ahrens. The presents were not only numerous but valuable.
The guests present from this city were, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sander, Mr. and Mrs. John Hempleman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Leavy, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bucher, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wurdeman and two sons, Mrs. Paul Hoppen and daughter Miss Louisa Wellman, and Messrs. Arnold Oehlrich, A. Boettcher, C.A. Newman, G.G. Becher and John Stauffer.
The many friends of the happy couple and their families will wish them, as The Journal does, the best of life's blessings.
SOUTH-LEACH--Chas. South and Miss Mary Leach of Humphrey were married at that place Dec. 4th, by Rev. Kimball of Madison. Only relatives and the most intimate friends of the couple were present, says the Humphrey Democrat. The Camp of Modern Woodmen tendered Mr. and Mrs. South a reception Saturday evening last.
WHALEY-PLANT--Monday last at Ogden, were married Charles Whaley and Miss Hattie Plant, both well known in this city. The Journal wishes them a long, prosperous life-journey together.
[NOTE: See correction December 17.]
BLASER-GERBER--From a citizen of Loup township we learned Monday that on yesterday would take place the marriage of Louis, son of Nick Blaser, and Miss Julia, daughter of Fred Gerber.
VanALSTINE--Thursday, December 4th, after an illness of eight days, of lung fever, Thomas B. VanAlstine.
Mr. VanAlstine was born at Monroe, N.Y., Dec. 5th, 1818. When about three years of age his family moved to Canada. Here he passed his youth, and here he was married to Miss Maria Melvin. In 1864, they removed to Chicago and in 1877 to Nebraska, where they have since resided. For the first seven years in Nebraska they resided on what was known as the Bonesteel farm near this city. Since that time Mr. VanAlstine had mainly been a resident of this city. His sickness, though not for a long time, was very severe. Besides his widow there survive him, their children, two sons, W.E. of Denver and F.M. of this city, and Mrs. C.C. Paxton of Falls City and Miss Maud S. VanAlastine of this city.
The funeral took place from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. Hunt conducting the exercises, assisted by Rev. Griswold. The day before his death Mr. VanAlstine was humming over the hymn "Nearer, my God, to Thee," and "Scatter Seeds of Kindness," and these were two of the selections by the choir, and certainly none could have been more appropriate to the occasion. A kinder-hearted man probably never lived. He had no enemy. All the children around knew him, and knew him as their firm and unfailing friend, and his most pleasurable moments seemed to be when he was in the midst of a circle of his young friends. All his earthly trials and troubles over, let us hope that today in the Summer Land his spirit basks in the Infinite light and warmth which are faintly represented here in sunshine, and the love of little children. Peace to his memory.
CONWAY--December 5, of cancer, from which he had suffered for a long time, James Conway, aged 65 years.
He moved from Ireland to this country in 1850; in 1859, he became a resident of Platte county, and for the last ten or twelve years was a resident of this city.
He leaves a widow to mourn the loss of a devoted companion.
In his long life, he had many trials, troubles and afflictions, through all of which, so far as we have known him, his constant aim was to do what was right.
The funeral took place Sunday morning, the remains being laid to their final rest in the Catholic cemetery.
FRENCH--Robert French, a fourteen years old boy at Fremont, was instantly killed Monday afternoon by a freight train while switching in the U.P. yards. He was on top of a car, when a sudden stop threw him off and the wheels passing over him cut his body in two.
The Columbus Weeekly Telegram, December 11, 1890
W.A. Fulton, Platte county, 24 and Miss Clara Horn, Platte county, 18;
Ludwig E. Anderson, Platte county, 22, and Miss Jennie C. Salstrom, Platte county, 18;
Louis Blaser, Platte county, 25, and Miss Julia Gerber, Platte county, 19;
Herman Johannes, Platte county, 23, and Miss Louis[e?] Franke, Platte county, 21;
Nels K. Christensen, Platte county, 28, and Miss Mange Maria Hansen, Platte county, 22
VanALSTEIN--Thomas B. VanAlstine, who has been lying very low at his home in this city for the past fortnight, died last night of pneumonia.
Mr. VanAlstine was born at Monroe, N.Y., and had he have [been] allotted one more day in which to live, he would have been 72 years of age. He leaves a wife, and four children all of whom are grown.
The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.S. Hunt.
The funeral services of the late Thomas B. Van Alstine were held at the Methodist Episcopal church yesterday afternoon and were attended by a large concourse of friends of the deceased. Although the day was cold the procession to the cemetery was composed of a number of carriages.
BRIAN--Last Thursday, December 4, Grace Frances, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Brian of Clear Creek, Polk county, died very suddenly, not having been sick but a day or two. The little one was but four years and nine months old. The parents have the sympathy of The Telegram and their many friends, in their sad bereavement.
CROUCH--The funeral services of A.D. Crouch which were held at Schuyler yesterday, were well attended by members of the Knights of Pythias lodge from various adjoining towns. Those who were present from Columbus were W.B. Dale, James Pearsall, John Elliott, J.N. Heater, L.G. Zinnecher, W.M. Cornelius and D.F. Davis.
The Columbus Journal, December 17, 1890
WHALEY-PLANT--It was a mistake heretofore to publish that the marriage of Charles A. Whaley to Miss Hattie M. Plant had already taken place. Cards have been received here by friends announcing the wedding to take place this (Wednesday) evening, Dec. 17th, at Ogden, Utah.
GISIN-SPICHIGER--Dec. 13th, at the residence of Mrs. Emma Spichiger, by Rev. F. Fleischer, Rudolf Gisin and Mrs. Emma Spichiger, all of this city.
A number of friends were in attendance at the wedding, and The Journal joins the friends of the happy couple in wishing them a prosperous and happy life-journey.
RIVET--Joseph Rivet recently lost by death, his son Henry, making nine children who have passed to the spirit land in the last eight years. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances in their sore affliction.
ECKROATE--J.D. Eckroate, a former resident of North Bend, died Wednesday last at St. Mary's hospital, this city, of consumption. The remains were shipped to North Bend.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, December 18, 1890
GISIN-SPICHIGER--Last evening Rev. F. Fleischer, pastor of the Independent German Reformed church, performed a ceremony, uniting in marriage Mr. Rudolf Gisin and Mrs. Emma Spichiger, both of this city. A number of friends of the couple gathered at the residence of the happy couple and made merry at the wedding feast. The usual compliments of this great family daily, are extended to the bride and groom.
POLLARD-DOYL--A wedding that will attract a large number of invited guests, occurs at the residence of John Pollard, north of Schuyler, today. It is the marriage of his daughter, Miss Mary Pollard to Edward Doyl, son of Patrick Dohl, a prominent farmer of Colfax county.
WHALEY-PLANT--Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Miss Hattie M. Plant to Charles A. Whaley, which occurred yesterday at Ogden, Utah. The newly married couple are well known in this city and their many friends in Columbus wish them an abundance of prosperity in their walk through life together.
ECKROATE--J.D. Eckroate, who has been sick with consumption at St. Mary's hospital for some time, died Wednesday night. The deceased was 63 years of age and formerly resided at North Bend, where the remains were shipped yesterday.
The Columbus Journal, December 24, 1890
LINDHAUER-JUSTUS--Dec. 23d, in this city, by Judge W.N. Hensley, George Lindhauer and Miss Laura, daughter of Ludwig Justus.
ANDERSON-SALSTROM--At the residence of the bride, ten miles south of Newman Grove, on Thursday, Dec. 19, Mr. Ludwig E. Anderson and Miss Jennie C. Salstrom, Rev. C.A. Edman officiating.
A bountiful repast was served to the seventy-five guests present and who left numerous and costly presents in token of the esteem in which this worthy couple are held.--Newman Grove New Era.
WHALEY-PLANT--December 17th, at Ogden, Utah, at the residence of Mrs. E.A. Watts, by Rev. Dr. Samuel Unsworth, Mr. C.A. Whaley and Miss Hattie Plant.
The bride was attended by Miss Katie Dulan as maid, while George A. Watts performed the duties of groomsman.
Mr. Whaley is step-son to George Lehman of this city, and the young bride is daughter to that staunch old soldier of this city, Peter Plant.
The Ogden Commercial says: "The presents were numerous and some of them of considerable intrinsic value, each friend of the young couple having seemingly taken advantage of the opportunity to testify in this way to their love and esteem. After the congratulations, an elegant collation was served in which were included all the delicacies of the season that the market afforded. Music and other pastime helped to merrily while away the moments, and it was a late hour in the morning before the guests bade a reluctant adieu to the festivities.
"Mr. Whaley is a Union Pacific conductor and one of the most popular boys on the road. Mr. and Mrs. Whaley are old schoolmates, and their marriage is but the consummation of a childhood affection which time and separation have not been able to efface. They will reside in this city."
The Journal adds its congratulations to those of other friends of the happy couple, in a wish for an abundance of the good things of live.
MAGILL--Saturday night, December 20th, of congestion of the brain, Albert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Magill, aged nine months.
The afflicted family have the sympathy of all their friends in the loss of their precious child.
The Columbus Weekly Telegram, December 25, 1890
Freeman Hoppock, Platte county, 27, and Miss Jennie Sacrider, Platte county, 22;
George Lindauer, Platte county, 22, and Miss Laura Justus, Platte county, 17;
Chris Niemeyer, Platte county, 23, and Miss Annie Shaffer, Platte county, 20;
August Limberg, Platte county, 29, and Mrs. Lena Johnson, Platte county, 28;
Rudolf Gisin, Platte county, 30, and Mrs. Emma Spechiger, Platte county, 30.
YOUNG-BENNETT--About ten days ago F.B. Young, the genial telegraph operator at the Burlington & Missouri depot, obtained a short leave of absence and told his friends in this city he was going on a visit to the southern part of the state. Of course they all suspicioned his errand and were gratified last evening upon learning that their surmises were correct. Mr. Young returned at 7:05 p.m. accompanied by Miss Alta Bennett, his newly made bride. They were married at the residence of the bride's parents near Seward on the 17th inst. They commenced housekeeping immediately in a home Mr. Young had fitted up before he left the city.
MERCER--Dug Patton and wife arrived in the city last evening from Holmesville, where Mr. Patton was injured in the derailing of his engine Sunday night. His wounds are not serious but sufficient to keep him from work for some time. His fireman was not hurt, but Bridge Inspector Mercer who was riding with him was so badly scalded that he died yesterday morning. The accident was caused by some one laying a track jack on the rail. Three brothers by the name of Lillie have been arrested on suspicion and are awaiting trial.
The Columbus Journal, December 31, 1890
BERLIN--A little son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Berlin on Tuesday. We extend hearty congratulations. [Palestine.]
MARTLEY-CORCORAN--Dec. 29, by Judge W.N. Hensley, Daniel Martley and Julia Corcoran, both of Dodge county.
CHRISTENSON-??--Nels Christenson was married last week at the Dane church; do not know the lady's name. [Palestine.]
YOUNG-BENNETT--Frank B. Young, operator at the B.& M. office in this city, was married Thursday week to Miss Alta Bennett of Seward county. They have gone to housekeeping in this city.
NORTH-TOWNSEND--At the residence of Judge Martin, Fremont, Neb., at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29th, by Bishop Worthington, Frank J. North of this city, and Miss Jennie Townsend of Fremont.
None but relatives and a few of the most intimate friends were present. Of friends known here, there were Hon. James E. North and wife Dr. C.D. Evans and wife, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Chambers, Misses Mae and Nellie North, Phonnie Cushing, Anna Naylor and Messrs. E.W. North, L.H. North, A.G. Arnold, Will. Becher of Omaha and Gene Dunphy of David City.
The presents were as follows:
Judge Martin, grandfather of the bride, an Emerson square piano; from the father of the groom, a residence lot in Columbus, and to the bride $100; from the mother of the groom, a half dozen solid silver table spoons, half dozen solid tea spoons and table linen; from the father and mother of the groom, an elegant 16th century oak bedroom suit; from Dr. and Mrs. C.D. Evans, handsome chamber set; from Grandma North and L.H. North, a beautiful silver tea set; from E.W. North, a diamond scarf pin; from Mae North, a dozen solid silver oyster forks; from Nellie North, a solid silver sugar shell; Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, brother and sister of the bride, an elegant silver butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Chambers, a pretty rattan chair; Phonnie Cushing, Elsie Morse and Lute Cushing, a lovely music rack; Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Arnold and family, a beautiful berry dish; Mr. J.R. Manchester of Omaha, a dainty blue and white drape; Miss Eva Manchester, an exquisite salad spoon; Mrs. Florence Coombe, beautiful silver salt cups and spoons; Judge and Mrs. A.M. Post, a hnadsome clock; Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Hayes, an exquisite pearl-handled butter knife; Miss Crook, after-coffee spoons; Mr. Ellick, a half dozen silver fruit knives; Mr. Dunphy of David City, a handsome silver cake basket; Miss Eva Clarendon, India-ink sketch; from the members of the Columbus Bar and J.C. Caldwell, sheriff, a handsome side-board.
The wedding party returned to this city Monday night at 11:20, and the happy couple will make their home, at once, at corner of Washington avenue and Fourteenth street.
The Journal unites with the hosts of friends of the young couple in wishing them a very happy and prosperous life-journey.
MATTHEWS--December 25th, at 11:15 a.m., of paralysis of the heart, Frederick Matthews.
Fred. Matthews was born at Lobo, Canada, Jan. 4th, 1831, and the years of his earthly pilgrimage were therefore within a few days of sixty, when his spirit returned to Got, who gave it, and his body to the earth, whence it came. In 1857 he left his home, and for a number of years was engaged in driving stage in Iowa. He visited home a short time, and then came to Nebraska, since which time he has made Columbus his home. He was engaged here in driving the overland stage, before the railroad was completed. He was always very fond of horses, and the team that diden't shine and flourish under his manipulation was indeed a feeble one and good for little. Many a story is related of his skill in handling the lines over coach teams.
With the famous Pawnee scouts, he did excellent service as captain under Major Frank North.
When W.F. Cody started his now celebrated Wild West Show, Matthews was selected to drive the mule team attached to the stage coach which wa driven in the arean, and the attack upon which by Indians makes one of the most exciting and realistic scenes of the Wild West, and ever since, except the winter passed in the south, he has been with the Wild West, holding the lines firmly and safely for hundreds of passengers, among them many royal visitors, who for amusement and edification, coveted a ride in the old coach.
Hon. W.F. Cody, in a letter from North Platte, under date of the 26th, wrote to a friend:
"Yours of yesterday bringing me the sad news of the death of my old friend, Fred. Matthews, has just reached me. I cannot express the sorrow that I feel. It seems as though all my old friends are passing away, and that soon I must follow their trail. In Columbus alone three of my good friends have passed away.
I would certainly attend his funeral, but am quite ill, not able to be out. He was a brave, honest, loyal friend and man, and as such our Father in Heaven will receive him."
Mr. Matthews was taken ill at Barcelona, Spain, but gave way later, at Brunswick, Germany, and started for the United States, passing some time with friends in Canada, then returning to his home here, in August last. Seemingly he had been gaining in strength, but on Christmas day, while writing a letter to John C. Howard of Cadiz, O., who had been with Cody's band, he rose from the table, walked into another room, spoke about a pain in the chest, said he would lie down a little while, and passed to his room; in a short time his sister, Mrs. Clother, hearing a groan, went to his bedside, spoke to him, and seeing his condition, began to weep, when he said: "Never mind; I will soon be better," and thus passed away, within a half hour from the time he lay down, but conscious to the last, and only anxious, not for himself, but for those around him.
The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at two, Rev. Griswold preaching the sermon. A large number of friends and acquaintances of the deceased were present.
The pall-bearers were C.A. Speice, J._. North, Gus. G. Becher, R.L. Rossiter, George Lehman and S.O. Raymond. The fire department of the city were present in uniform to pay their last tribute of respect to their departed comrade, who was a charter member of Engine Co. No. 1; the Cornet Band led the large procession to the cemetery to the mournful strains of asolemn dirge, and beneath the bright-shining sun, loving hearts, with gentle hands laid the remains to rest.
The deceased was the oldest child of John and Enor Matthews; his father, 83 years of age, survives him, and was present at the funeral. The brothers and sisters who survive him are: Joshua of Sarnia, Canada, Edwin of Port Huron, Mich., Charles of this city, Mrs. James Bowers of Port Huron, Mrs. G.W. Clother and Mrs. W.T. Rickly of this city.
Fred. Matthews was every man's friend; he was humble, unassuming, retiring, not given to boasting of what he had done or would do, but many a deed remembered by friends and comrades proves that he had the true Christian spirit which enables men to bear each other's burdens--this he did literally, on the field of service, for one of his comrades who was disabled, doing double duty for many days, and from no other motive, evidently, but that of thoughtful and loving consideration for his weaker comrade.
The world of human spirits blessed with immorality is surely peopled with such gentle, loving, self-sacrificing souls. Peace to his memory.
McGILL--Mr. and Mrs. J.F. McGill had the misfortune to lose their boy baby on the night of the 20th, by brain disease. A large number of friends attended the funeral and the remains were laid away in the Columbus cemetery. O miracle of death! Today so tried by vain regrets that must maintain their sway, tomorrow every trouble cast away, forever blest, with God himself for guide, forever satisfied.
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