The Columbus Journal, January 1, 1902
OSBORN-ANDERSON--Again the wedding bells ring and Osceola looses [sic] another of her captivating young ladies. This time it was Miss Jeannie A. Anderson of Osceola, and Lawrence T. Osborn of Columbus, who were bound together by the holy bands of wedlock. On Christmas morn at the early hour of six the bridal party consisting of the bride and groom accompanied by the bridesmaid, Miss Georgia Anderson and bridegroom, Mr. E.A. Hamilton, promenaded down the stairway to the place of ceremony in step with the music played by Mr. Ross King and Mr. Wm. Anderson. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Anderson of this city and has made this her home the greater part of her life. The groom is a resident of Columbus, Nebraska, and is a promising young business man of the persevering kind. The house was bedecked with smilax, holly, ferns and a number of beautiful house plants. There were guests present to the number of about twenty-five relatives and near neighbors. After the ceremony had been performed by the Rev. Knox Boude, an elaborate breakfast was spread which everybody relished. The young couple left for their home in Columbus on the 8:12 train. A large number of very useful and magnificent gifts were received. We join with their numberless friends in wishing them a bright and prosperous journey through life. The friends of the young couple in this vicinity join heartily in the wish thus expressed by the Osceola Record.
FUNKHOUSER-LONG--Guy Funkhouser and Miss Maggie Long, both of Shelby, were married at noon Christmas in the parlor of the Thurston by County Judge Robison.
ALLEN--Mr. Horace Allen, after a week's illness, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. Skutt, in Clarks, on last Tuesday, Dec. 17. He was a very active man for his age, being over 84 years old. His sons, John and Newton, were at the funeral. Rev. Mrs. Perkins preached the funeral sermon and he was buried in the Fairview cemetery, where his wife was laid away in June of 1895.--Central City Nonpareil.
ALLEN--Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. W. T. Allen at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Saturday Mrs. Allen seemed in her usual health, but at one o'clock Sunday morning Mr. Allen awoke and found his wife dead in bed by his side. Mrs. Miller, their only child, was at the time visiting friends in Creighton, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Allen had lived for many years on their farm south of Columbus and in the city, until a few months ago, when they moved to Council Bluffs to be near their daughter. We learn that the body of Mrs. Allen will be brought here for interment, arriving this Tuesday afternoon.
WOLF--The three-and-a-half-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wolf died last Monday morning at about 8 o'clock, after an illness of only two or three days. The cause of the little one's death was bowel trouble. [Humphrey.]
The Columbus Journal, January 8, 1902
ZINNECKER--Born, Friday night last, to Mrs. Louis Zinnecker, a son, weight twelve pounds.
BURKE-DINEEN--Marriage bans were called in the Catholic church Sunday for the marriage of Mr. Burke and Miss Nellie Dineen.
McCRAY-ENSLINGER--Married, Wednesday, by Rev. Munro, at his residence, Robert B. McCray and Miss Clara Enslinger. The Journal joins in hearty congratulations.
ASCHE-BORNEMAN--Fred. L. Asche of the firm of Asche & Ryan, was married Wednesday, January 1, to Miss Anna Borneman, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eslinger, at their home, Rev. H. Miessler officiating. The happy couple took a trip east, and are now at home in this city. Their hosts of friends wish them a prosperous journey through life.
ALLEN--The funeral of Mrs. Wm. T. Allen, whose death we recorded in last week's issue, was held Thursday afternoon, the services being in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Becker officiating. The Eastern Star had charge of the service at the cemetery. Although the weather was severe, there was a large crowed of friends of the family present at the funeral.
SMALL--The funeral of Herman L. Small took place here Saturday last, the body being brought from Omaha, at which place Mr. Small died January 1. Funeral was from the residence of E. P. Ballou, services conducted by Rev. Munro. Mr. Small was born at New Bedford, N.H., in 1853; served three years in the Sixth Vermont regiment; was a lieutenant of one of the companies; moved to this city in 1872, living here thirteen years, and a portion of the time was employed in the Union Pacific depot. He was a member of the first band organization in Columbus. Since leaving here his residence had been at Norfolk and Omaha. He leaves a widow, four daughters and one son.
??--Mrs. Belford returned Wednesday from Chicago where she attended the funeral of her brother.
The Monroe Republican, January 10, 1902
VANLEER--Born, on Tuesday, January 7, to Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Vanleer, a son.
The Columbus Journal, January 15, 1902
COONY-FLYNN--George Cooncy of Platte Center and Miss Rose Flynn of Norfolk were licensed to marry last Friday morning.
DRUCKER-CORNILS--Miss Emma Cornils, who made her home here with her aunt, Mrs. Arnold Oehlrich for a number of years, and who went to her home in Germany about a year ago, was married in New York City on the 26th of December, to Heinrich Drucker of Vienna. After a year or two in New York they will return to Vienna, where Mr. Drucker will engage in his profession, that of dentistry. Miss Emma had many friends here who will never forget her cheerful, sunny disposition and all will be interested in her future happiness.
McCARVILLE--Hugh McCarville, one of the pioneer settlers in the northwest part of Platte county, died of heart trouble Sunday night, January 5, at his residence near Lindsay. He was 60 years old, and leaves a wife and nine children. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church, interment in the near-by cemetery.
HOWARD--Mrs. H. W. Howard, the mother of Mrs. F. H. Geer, and who had lived with her daughter for twenty years past, died Tuesday night of last week. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy several months ago, since which she has been speechless. She is to be buried by the side of her husband who died twenty-two years ago. Rev. Munro conducted a short funeral service before the departure for Rock Creek, Ohio, the place of interment. Dr. and Mrs. Geer accompanied the body.
EKLUND--Word reached here this week from Kearney, Nebr., that Rev. N. Eklund, formerly pastor of the Swedish M.E. church of Looking Glass died there last Saturday after a short illness.--Lindsay Post.
IFFLAND--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Iffland, ten days old, died Tuesday of last week. The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Munro preaching the sermon. Interment in the Columbus cemetery.
CONDON??--Dr. Condon of Humphrey visited friends in the city Sunday, on his way home from Illinois, where he was called by the serious illness followed by the death of his mother.
EUSDEN--John Eusden is in receipt of a letter from his son, James A., at London, England, informing him of the death of his wife, Tilda, after an illness of two years; the burial to be in the family tomb at Abney Park cemetery.
The Monroe Republican, January 17, 1902
NELSON-PETERSON--Fred B. Nelson and Miss Emily H. Peterson of Palestine were married Thursday, January 16, at the home of B.M. Obrist, Rev. Asmus officiating. Only a few intimate friends and relatives were present. The Republican joins in wishing the couple a pleasant jounry through life.
The Columbus Journal, January 22, 1902
KELLEY--Born, on Thursday, January 16, to Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Kelley, a son. [Monroe.]
BYRNES--Born, Sunday afternoon, to Mrs. John C. Byrnes, a daughter. The mother's life has been despaired of and her friends have little hope of her recovery. The child is healthy and strong.
DICKINSON-FEDDERSON--Thomas Dickinson and Miss Emma Fedderson were married Monday, January 13, Rev. Antrim officiating. [Humphrey.]
DREHER-SCHNEIDER--Tuesday Jan. 14, Henry Dreher and Miss Otilia Schneider were married in the St. Francis church. [Humphrey.]
NELSON-PETERSON--Fred B. Nelson and Miss Emily H. Peterson of Palestine were married Thursday, January 16, at the home of B.M. Obrist, Rev. Asmus officiating. Only a few intimate friends and relatives were present. [Monroe.]
BURKE-DENEEN--Mark Burke and Miss Nellie Deneen were married this Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Catholic church, Miss Katharine Linnahan of Omaha and Mr. J.M. Deneen accompanying the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Burke left on the afternoon train for a two weeks' visit at Chicago, after which they will begin house-keeping in rooms above Hulst & Adams. Mr. Burke is an employe of the Union Pacific company and Miss Deneen is one of Platte county's best girls who will be a model home-maker. The worthy couple have the best wishes of their legion of friends.
HITTNER--Lawrence, son of F. D. Hittner, died Thursday from abcess of the lungs. He was nearly three years old. [Humphrey.]
The Monroe Republican, January 24, 1902
FIFIELD--Born, on Saturday, January 18, to Mr. and Mrs. Norris Fifield, a daughter.
OHLSON--Born, on Thursday January 23, to Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Ohlson a son.
CRAIG--Born, on Wednesday, January 22, to Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Craig a son.
The Columbus Journal, January 29, 1902
JONES-HUDSON--Mr. David Jones and Miss Elsie Hudson, both of whose parents are old settlers in this county, will be married this Wednesday morning at the home of the bride's parents. The couple will begin housekeeping at once on Mr. Jones' farm, near St. Edward.
KOZIAL-SAVAGE--John Kozial and Miss Katherine Savage were married at Tarnov Wednesday last, Rev. Father Czech officiating.
STENZER-McDERMOTT--M.P. Stenzer and Miss Mary E. McDermott were married at Humphrey Tuesday of last week, by Rev. Father Kuzzer.
KENFIELD--M.M. Kenfield of Ericson died suddenly of heart trouble Sunday evening of last week, shortly after retiring. The body reached St. Edward Tuesday and funeral services were held Wednesday. He was for years a resident of the vicinity of St. Edward, and numbers the entire community among his friends.--Advance.
SPOERRY--Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, of stomach trouble, after a prolonged illness, lasting through years, Henry T. Spoerry departed this life, at his residence on Seventh street in this city.
Mr. Spoerry was born in Canton Zurich, Switzerland, January 27, 1835, and died on the sixty-seventh anniversary of his birthday.
He came to America in 1854, tarrying for a short time in Boston, Mass., and settling in Wisconsin. October 7, 1861, he enlisted as a soldier, and was First sergeant of Co. K, Second Wisconsin infantry. June 30, 1864, he was appointed Frist lieutenant of his company, and was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service.
After this he passed most of his time in Wisconsin, until, in 1871, he came here, accompanied by his mother and Miss Emma Hoehen.
He took up a homestead in what is now known as Grand Prairie township, where he lived for some seventeen years, during which he took a very active part in local affairs, the interests of the community in general, not neglecting his own individual concerns. He was a close student of men, as well as of books, and was ready at all times to defend his positions. Attorneys who appeared before him as justice in the trial of cases, were often surprised at his aptness in the law.
In 1888 he moved to Columbus, and served as deputy sheriff under Martin Bloedorn. January 5, 1890, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Rosina Kummer, who survives him. So far as we know, his near relatives are Dr. E. Hoehen, half-brother; sisters, Mrs. Bodmer of Oconee, this county, and Mrs. Louise Meili of Santa Rosa, California.
We find that Comrade Spoerry joined Baker Post G.A.R., July 20, 1882, and certainly all of the comrades know how untiring and enthusiastic he was in everything which concerned the welfare of the Grand Army. He was faithful to every trust.
He suffered very much during his last days, finding consolation in having the scriptures read to him--the last chapters read to him being the fifth chapter of John and the last Psalm.
In his younger days, in Germany, he had studied for the ministry. In 1886, he began the changed life that even his casual acquaintances recognized, and he had a view of the scriptures, surprisingly clear, and which ripened, let us believe, into the consciousness, that for himself, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Luce preaching the sermon.
MAROLF--Mrs. Rosina Marolf died of heart failure Wednesday, at the home of her son, Fred. Marolf. She was 68 years old, a native of Switzerland, and had lived in this county since 1884.
The Columbus Journal, February 5, 1902
JONES-HUDSON--Mr. David Jones and Miss Elsie Hudson were married last Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hudson, Elder H.J. Hudson, grandfather of the bride, officiating. The wedding was attended by relatives only. The couple left in the afternoon for their new home near St. Edward, where the groom has a farm. Tuesday evening the Epworth League, of which the couple are both members, gave them a surprise at the Jones home, with a linen shower.
SULLIVAN-QUINN--Miss Alice Quinn, daughter of John Quinn, and Mr. Dennis Sullivan were married this Tuesday morning in the Catholic church at 9 o'clock.
BONESTEEL--Dr. Samuel A. Bonesteel, who formerly resided in this city, but who for the past twenty years has lived in Denver, Colorado, died in that city last Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock, after an illness of about a week. He had been a sufferer from diabetes for nearly a year, and a week before his death while in the line of duty he was taken ill with pneumonia, and during the last day was unconscious. He was one of the prominent physicians of Denver. He leaves a widow and three children. The funeral was from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Says the Denver Post, from which we learn of his death:
"Dr. Bonesteel has enjoyed one of the most lucrative practices in Denver for ten years past. He was both a physician and a surgeon, and his experience had been of such a wide scope that he was frequently called into consultation in different cases at the hospital.
He was born sixty years ago in British Columbia. After receiving his education and graduating with high honors in medicine and surgery, he settled at Columbus, Nebr."
Many of the older readers of The Journal will remember Dr. Bonesteel as their family physician of the early '70's.
SEHAUS--Died, Thursday morning, January 30, 1902, at the residence of her son Charles, Mrs. Christina Sehaus, aged 94 years, 11 months and 11 days. Mrs. Sehaus and her husband came to Colfax county many years ago, and was well known. She will be buried tomorrow at the Schuyler cemetery.--Schuyler Sun.
McGANN--Miss Annie McGann, aged 14 years, daughter of Owen McGann, died Tuesday evening last, at St. Mary's hospital, of consumption. Funeral services Friday morning at the Catholic church.
The Columbus Journal, February 12, 1902
Marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Ratterman to the following parties: Charles Magsan and Miss Kate Haferland; D.F. Peterson and Miss Emma Bosker; Albert T. Tesserdorf and Miss Liddia M.H. Herring; I.L. Albert and Miss Jean B. Powley.
ALBERT-POWLEY--At 11:30 Monday forenoon, Isaiah L. Albert and Miss Jean B. Powley of Toronto, Canada, were joined in marriage at the residence of R.W. Hobart, Rev. Luce of the Methodist church officiating. The judge is too well known to readers of The Journal to require introduction by us. The young lady is a descendant of the celebrated Bruce family of Scotland, a very bright lady, and the judge is to be congratulated. The Journal wishes the happy couple long life and happiness.
HANSON-ANDERSON--Alvin Hanson and Miss Anna Anderson of Lindsay were united in Holy matrimony last Wednesday evening at the home of the groom's parents, Rev. Malmstrom officiating. The happy couple received a good many useful and handsome presents. They will rent the farm vacated by Axel Hanson.--Genoa Leader.
KUDRON-MICEK--Married, Monday morning, at the Catholic church, Mr. Kudron of Rock Springs, Wyoming, to Miss Josie Micek of this city.
DEEGAN--Mrs. John Deegan died at the family residence this city, Wednesday, February 5, at 10 o'clock a.m., of heart trouble. She was born in Ireland, and at about ten years of age, she came to this country in 1856, the family living near Freeport, Ill., moving from there to Darlington, Wisconsin, in 1861. In 1871, she was married to John Deegan, and in 1875 they moved to Platte county. She leaves one brother, living in St. Joseph, Mo., her husband, three sons and three daughters. She had always enjoyed good health during the twenty-seven years of her residence on Shell creek near Platte Center. The sudden death came as a shock to Mrs. Deegan's friends, who sympathize with the husband and children in their sore affliction. Two daughters from Red Lodge, Montana, arrived Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 at the Catholic church.
Misses Margaret and Lilian Deegan of Red Lodge, Montana, came home to attend the funeral of their mother, Mrs. John Deegan, who was buried Sunday afternoon. Miss Margaret is a teacher in the public schools of that city. Other friends and relatives of the family who were here are: Mrs. Pat Deegan, Mrs. P.P. Riede, Miss Lizzie Deegan, W.H. Deegan, Ed. Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Sarah Rivet, all of Lindsay; Mrs. D.S. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. J. McPhillip, John McPhillip, Wm. Joseph, Mrs. John Griffey, Postville; Mrs. F.J. Pratt, Mrs. F.T. Klebba, Humphrey; Mr. Pat Duffy of St. Joseph, Mo.; Misses Lena and Octavia Forgetts, St. Edward.
LANKTREE--James C. Lanktree, a former resident of this city and an employe of the Union Pacific a number of years, afterwards conducting the Meridian hotel in this city, and about four years ago moving to Genoa, died at a hospital in Omaha Wednesday last. The body was brought here Saturday for burial, Rev. D.J. Becker of the Presbyterian church conducting a brief service at the grave. Mr. Lanktree was about 42 years old and leaves a widow. Saturday's World-Herald of Omaha contained the following reference: Funeral services for James C. Lanktree were held at 7:30 this morning at the home of his brother, E.H. Lanktree, 2301 South Twenty-ninth street, the Rev. Perry A. Sharpe conducting the services. The remains were then taken to Columbus, the former home of Mr. Lanktree, for burial. Mr. Lanktree leaves a wife, an aged mother and many friends who grieve his death in the prime of an active and useful life.
COULTER--Mrs. Anna E. Coulter, mother of Mrs. W.A. McAllister, died at the home of her daughter Monday evening at 9 o'clock, after an illness of about three years, principally heart trouble. Mrs. Coulter was born Dec. 8th, 1829, in Jefferson county, now in West Virginia. She was educated in Mercersburg college, and Litz seminary, the latter a Moriavian school, both in Pennsylvania. In her earlier days, she was associated with many of the prominent families, and had in her possession relics of the families of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Mrs. Coulter, whose maiden name was Cameron, was married Dec. 1852, to Thos. Coulter. In 1874 her husband died and in 1877 she moved from Stanton, Virginia, to Illinois, and from there to Nebraska, in 1881. Mrs. Coulter leaves one son, W.H. Coulter of Monette, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. W.A. McAllister of this city, with whom she has made her home for many years. She also has one sister, Mrs. Kingston, of Central City, and two brothers, one in Illinois, and one in Texas. The late Mrs. J.C. Swartsley was also a sister. Mrs. Coulter had been a member of the Presbyterian church for about 50 years, and had at all times lived the christian life she had professed. In her many years' residence in this city, she had made a large circle of friends, and lived a most peaceful and happy life with her daughter. The funeral services will probably be held Thursday afternoon from the home, Rev. Becker of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
ZYBACH--Peter Zybach, whose home was eight miles west of this city, died there Sunday night at 11 o'clock, after an illness of eight days, of lung trouble. He was born in Switzerland, had lived here since 1868, and was 67 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a son, Edward, and a daughter, Mrs. Law Hecker. Funeral services this Tuesday afternoon, 1 o'clock at the Reform church, Gruitli, Rev. Braun officiating.
BOROWIAK--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Borowiak died Friday last, after a brief life of one-half hour. Burial took place Saturday at Duncan.
EMERSON--February 7, at Monroe, after an illness of several months, Miss Edith, daughter of George Emerson, aged 14 years, died of the effects of an accidental injury.
The Monroe Republican, February 14, 1902
HILL-FLACK--Married, Tuesday, February 11, at the home of the bride's parents, Springfield, S.D., Mr. Howard J. Hill and Miss Doty Flack, Rev. Williams officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Hill arrived Thursday and will occupy the residence recently purchased by Mr. Hill. The Republican joins with their many friends in extending congratulations.
HILL--Died, February 10, of inflammatory rheumatism, Mrs. Hugh Hill, aged 48 years.
Miss Addie Leggatt was born June 9, 1853, in Philadelphia; married to Mr. Hugh Hill in 1872, in Wethersfield, Ill., moved to Wattsville, Neb., May 1, 1874, where she has since resided.
She, with her husband, was one of the early settlers of this locality, and esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, three daughters and five sons to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother.
Funeral services were held at the house and Congregational church, Rev. Shuman of Rising City having charge. A large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their last respects to one whom they had learned to love and respect. Interment was in the Okay cemetery. The family have the sympathy of all in their great loss.
EMERSON--Died, February 7, of brain trouble, Edith, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson. She was a patient sufferer for over a year, and during that time the best of medical skill was employed, but to no avail. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the house, Rev. T.J. Asmus having charge. There were many beautiful floral tributes, and her school mates attended in a body. The remains were laid to rest in the Friends' cemetery, west of town. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction.
The Columbus Journal, February 19, 1902
WERTZ--Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wertz are happy over the little valentine--a baby boy--which has come to claim both board and lodging. [Richland and Vicinity.]
TIMMS-ZINNECKER--Miss Bertha Zinnecker will be married Thursday the 27th, at the home of her parents to Mr. Timms, of near Osceola, where they will go to make their home.
TESSENDORF-HENNING--Albert Tessendorf of Platte Center and Miss Lydia Henning of this city were married Tuesday afternoon of last week at the German Lutheran church, Rev. H. Miessler officiating. The wedding supper in the evening at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Henning, was enjoyed by invited guests. The Platte Center Signal says: "This makes the third Tessendorf brother who married a Henning sister."
KRUSE-O'CALLAHAN--The Globe-Journal of Dubuque, Iowa, tells of the marriage there Wednesday evening last of P.H. O'Callahan, who had lived near Platte Center, this county, to Miss Mina Kruse. They were lovers twenty-five years ago, but Mr. O'Callahan came to Nebraska, was married and settled here. About a year ago his wife died. Last fall he sold his farm, drifted back to his former home, and the marriage with the love of his early years resulted.
KAVICH--F. Kavich died at Fremont Feb. 13, aged 78 years. The remains were sent to Omaha, and were interred in the Jewish cemetery.--Fremont Herald.
GATES--From the Redlands (Cal.) Daily Facts we learn that at an early hour on February 11, Mrs. Emily P. Gates, widow of the late William J. Gates, died, at her home there, at the age of 83 years. Funeral service at the family residence 10 o'clock, February 12, Rev. Dr. J.H. Williams officiating. Interment at Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Gates was born at Dover, Ohio, January 28, 1819, In the year 1842, she was married to Mr. Gates, and seven children survive them. Mr. and Mrs. Gates moved to Redlands in 1886. "Deceased was an earnest and conscientious member of the Congregational church, and always exercised her influence on the side of the high plane of morality and strict integrity." Mrs. C.G. Hickok of this city, daughter of Mrs. Gates, will have the sympathy of all her friends in her bereavement.
The Monroe Republican, February 21, 1902
HILL-FLACK--Surrounded by a host of admiring friends, midst the pleasant surroundings of the bride's home, Mr. Howard Hill and Miss Mary Flack were married last Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock.
A particular interest of the people of Springfield attaches to these young people. They have each been known here since childhood and belong to two of the old and highly respected families of the city.
About one hundred invited guests were present at the ceremony. The wedding march was played by Miss Bessie Mead. The bride and groom advanced to their position under the soft folds of a dainty canopy trimmed with smilax and ferns, where the beautiful and impressive marriage ceremony of the Episcopal church was read by Rev. Williams of the Church of the Ascension, of this city.
Mr. Walter Mead and Miss Emma Hill acted as groomsman and bridesmaid. The aisle to the canopy where the ceremony was performed was formed by ribbons held by four little girls. Following the ceremony the young couple received the congratulations of friends and relatives after which refreshments were served in the dining room.
Mr. Hill is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hill, the latter for years connected with the bank of Springfield and most prominently identified with the business affairs of this vicinity. He is a graduate of the State Normal School of Springfield, and is at present cashier of the bank of Monroe, Nebraska, where he is considered one of the conservative and rising young business men of that portion of the state.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Flack, the latter one of the successful business men of the city and who has been identified with successful business enterprises here for a number of years past. She also graduated from the State Normal School of this city, and is regarded as among the most accomplished and respected of Springfield's young people.
They were the recipients of many useful and costly presents and a number of momentoes in shape of gold coins were among the presents. They left Wednesday morning for Monroe, Nebraska, where he has already prepared a pleasant home and where his business interests are.
The marriage of this young couple is the outcome of years of acquaintance and the transforming of friendship into love occurred during the work and pleasures of their school days. They are eminently fitted for business and social positions, and the bright and auspicious beginning of their voyage together adown life's stream is a matter of congratulation and joy to their host of true admiring friends.--Springfield, S.D., Times.
POTTER-BARMORE--Married, at Fort Morgan, Col., Thursday, February 20, Mr. W.H. Potter of Hillrose, Col., and Miss Pearl Barmore of Walla Walla, Wash. They will live near Hillrose, Col., where Walt recently bought a farm. The many friends of the couple in this locality wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life.
HILL--Mrs. Thomas of Emporia, Kas., who was called here by the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. Hugh Hill, returned home Friday. [Wattsville.]
The Columbus Journal, February 26, 1902
PICKETT--Born, recently, to Mrs. Angelo Pickett of Riverside, Calif., a son, the fourth child.
Licenses to wed were issued last week to Andrew John Eng and Miss Anna Mary Larson; John Rupp and Miss Mary Eisenman; Wm. H. McGaffin and Mrs. Ellen A. Chase.
CRAIG-NOAH--The first couple joined in the holy bonds of matrimony by County Judge Ratterman, were F. Craig and Miss Elsie Noah, on Saturday last.
JONES-CEDER--Miss Ida Ceder, cousin of Mrs. Chris From, and Mr. Barclay Jones, engineer on the Union Pacific, were married Thursday morning, by Rev. G.A. Luce, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. From.
McGAFFIN-CHASE--Wm. McGaffin of Bellwood, editor of the Gazette, and Mrs. Ellen A. Chase of Fullerton were married at the parsonage of the Methodist church by Rev. Luce, last Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.
OLESON-POWERS--O.G. Oleson of Omaha, a former painter in the Echols shop here, and who is well acquainted with many of our readers, was married February 11th, to Miss Anna Powers, of Ossian, Iowa.
BOSS--Died Sunday morning, February 23, at 7 o'clock, of dropsy, Christian Boss, aged 68 years. Mr. Boss was born in Langnau, Canton Bern, Switzerland, came to America in the spring of 1869, settling at Groetli, Loup township, about 13 miles west of Columbus. Besides his widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mike Blasser, Mrs. Paul Blasser, five sons, and a brother John Boss. Funeral services at the family residence this Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Braun officiating, burial in Groetli cemetery. Mr. Boss was a good man and highly respected in his community.
NICHOLS--J.E. Nichols started Friday for Marseilles, Illinois, where he was called by the death of his father, who passed away on Wednesday, aged 87 years.
HUGHES--Mrs. W.J. Hughes of Newman Grove met her death Thursday night of last week as the result of an accident. It seemed that, while using a sewing machine, a lamp, which was on the machine, fell forward, breaking the bowl, spilling oil over the unfortunate woman and setting her clothing on fire. She started for the outside door, but fell, or laid down to smother the flames before reaching the door. She then opened the door and flung herself down the stairs, rolling nearly to the bottom, but her foot caught in the railing, where she was hanging when Marshall Mack reached her. She directed his attention to the fire, and the fact that the baby was in the room, and it was rescued all right, but the woman died during the night from the effects of her burns.--Newman Grove Herald.
The Monroe Republican, February 28, 1902
RUPP-EISENMANN--Married, at the home of the bride's parent in Loup township Monday, February 24, John Rupp and Miss Mary Eisenmann, Rev. Braun officiating. The bride is the daughter of John Eisenmann, one of the substantial farmers living south of the river, and the groom is also an old time resident of the same neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Rupp will move on H.B. Robinson's farm, northwest of Monroe.
The Columbus Journal, March 5, 1902
TIMM-ZINNECKER--Paul Timm of Osceola and Miss Bertha Zinnecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Zinnecker were married Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents in this city, Rev. Henry Zinnecker of Beaver Crossing, brother of the bride, officiating. The couple were attended by Mr. John Janing, cousin of the groom, and Miss Tena Zinnecker, sister of the bride. The Mendelssohn wedding march was played by Miss Martha Turner. After the ceremony, which was witnessed by relatives and a few friends, a wedding breakfast was served. The happy couple left on the noon train for their home amid showers of rice. The bride has been a resident of this city for several years and has shown through her living the beautiful characteristics of a true home-maker. She will not only be missed by her home family, but by her work in the Methodist church. Mr. Timm is an influential farmer near Osceola, and takes his bride to a good home.
CUE-PAYNTER--Married, Monday of last week, at Schuyler, County Judge Wilson officiating, Aaron Cue of this city and Miss Lulu Paynter of the vicinity of Schuyler.
WELCH--Mrs. Mike Welch died at her home Thursday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral service was held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Catholic church, and the body was taken to the cemetery northwest of town, for burial.
NOTESTEIN--W.R. Notestein died at Salida, Colorado, Wednesday morning last from blood poisoning caused by an operation for appendicitis some two months ago. Mr. Notestein will be remembered by Journal readers as a photographer while here. He was conscientious in the performance of duty, and had many friends here, who sincerly sympathize with the widow in her bereavement.
CASSIN--The infant child, a daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cassin, died Friday and was buried Saturday from the Catholic church. The babe was two months and two weeks old.
The Monroe Republican, March 7, 1902
JOY--Mrs. Jessie Joy, sister of Mrs. J.J. Williams, died at her home in Gandy, Neb., Friday, February 28. Mrs. J.J. Williams, Samual Moore, a brother, and her daughter, Maggie Joy, arrived in time to attend the funeral, which was held Sunday.
The Columbus Journal, March 12, 1902
BARRETT-CLARK--Albert F. Barrett and Lillian E. Clark were married at Columbus last Tuesday. Both these young people have grown up from childhood in this vicinity. They will go to housekeeping on a farm about five miles southeast of town.--Creston Statesman.
BRODFUEHRER-KING--Miss Bell King, sister of Mrs. Bodensen, and George Brodfuehrer were married Monday evening at the home of the bride's sister, Rev. Van officiating. Only relatives and near friends were present. The couple have the congratulations of friends.
LAWRENCE--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Lawrence, two months old, died Sunday night at 10 o'clock. Funeral services at the residence this Tuesday afternoon, with burial at the Duncan cemetery.
ABTS--Arnold Abts' little daughter, Celia, 3 years old, died Saturday morning, after an illness of two weeks, said to be from poisoning by eating orange peel. Services were held at the Catholic church Sunday at 1:30. The remains were buried at the cemetery near by.
LINDSTRUM--C.A. Lindstrum went Saturday to Rockwell, Iowa, where he was called by the death of his father, who passed away on Friday.
The Monroe Republican, March 14, 1902
LIEBER--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Lieber, Thursday, March 13, a daughter.
??--Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Reilly were called to Friend, Monday by a telegram, announcing the death of Mrs. Reilly's father. They returned Thursday morning.
BYRNES--Mrs. J.C. Byrnes died Wednesday morning at her home in Columbus, after a protracted illness.
The Columbus Journal, March 19, 1902
BYRNES--Mrs. Lena Byrnes, wife of J.C. Byrnes, died Wednesday morning of last week, after an illness of many weeks. On January 19, Mrs. Byrnes gave birth to a daughter, and since that time her life has been despaired of almost continually. Mrs. Byrnes, who was the eldest daughter of J.B. Gietzen of this city, was born in Fremont, Sept. 12, 1874. She lost her mother in 1886 who preceded her to the spirit world. She was married February 22, 1898, and her married life had been a bright star in her crown of happiness. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church Friday morning at 10:30, Father Seraphim conducting the high mass and delivering a beautiful tribute to the exemplary character of the deceased. He was assisted in the mass by Father Delfoss of Central City. After the mass, the body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Byrnes leaves a devoted husband, her little daughter, Mary and many relatives to mourn the loss of her pure, christian influence. Mrs. Byrnes has lived in Columbus for about thirteen years, was a member of the musical department of the Woman's club and other societies, and wherever she was known was beloved.
MUELLER--Otto John Simon Mueller, who lived about five miles north of the city, died Thursday last, March 13, 5 a.m. after being bedfast four weeks. He suffered from the effects of a fall some five years ago. Funeral services by Rev. Neumarker were held at the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock; interment in Columbus cemetery.--Mr. Mueller was born Oct. 16, 1823, in Mecklenburg, Germany; he married in 1862, Miss Francisca Wagner, who died November 1, 1889. They came to Plymouth, Wisc., in 1866. He leaves two adopted sons, Carl Shaffer, living east, and R.C. Mueller of this county, who were treated as his children, and whose fourteen children regarded him as grandfather, and were loved by him as of his own blood. Mr. Mueller was an honest, unassuming man, a good neighbor, and highly respected in the community where he lived.
The Monroe Republican, March 21, 1902
LAWSON--Carrie B. Lawson, wife of John H. Lawson, was born in Sweden June 10, 1857; died at her home in Platte county, Neb., March 13, 1902, at the age of 44 years, 9 months and 3 days. She left her native land when a young lady and came to Illinois, and after a short stay moved to Platte county, where she was united in marriage to John H. Lawson. She was a true lovable christian woman, an affectionate wife and kind mother, and in her death she leaves a husband, nine children and a step daughter to mourn her loss. The youngest is a son of only a few short hours before the death of its mother. The funeral was held at the Friends church Friday, March 14. Rev. Pierce of Genoa conducted the services, with interment in the Friends cemetery by the side of her three children who have gone on before to greet her in her heavenly home. The entire neighborhood extends to the bereaved ones its comfort and sympathy in this sad hour of trouble.
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JOHNSON--Mrs. J.F. Irwin's mother, Mrs. R.R. Johnson, who has been sick for some time, died at her home in Reynolds, Ill., Saturday, March 15. Mrs. Irwin has the sympathy of all in her sad bereavement.
HUBER--John Huber, one of the early settlers of Platte county, died in Columbus Tuesday, after a lingering illness.
The Columbus Journal, March 26, 1902
BULL--Born, to Mrs. Lot Bull, a boy and a girl, March 13. Lot will recover.--Osceola Record.
JESSUP--Born, Monday of last week to Mrs. Wilber Jessup, a daughter.
DAVIS-DUTTON--Benjamin Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Davis, who is now employed in Lincoln, was married last Thursday evening to Miss Florence Ethel Dutton of Plattsmouth. Ben. is worthy of a good helpmate and The Journal with the many friends of the groom, extend congratulations.
McKOMERECK-FLECK--Married, Thursday evening last, by Rev. Neumarker, at the home of the bride's parents in this city, A. McKomereck and Miss Mary Fleck.
The bodies of the two women drowned at Schuyler Tuesday of last week, have not been recovered. Madison Fleak, the driver of the team going into Schuyler, is about 22 years old, and his father is engaged in the livery business at Schuyler. He has been arrested, charged with the crime. "Public sentiment," says the Schuyler Quill, "is quite strong against him, and it is said that had he been known on the day of the drowning, he might have been strung up."
LAWSON--Mrs. John H. Lawson died at her home in this county March 13 at the age of 44 years, 9 months and 3 days. The funeral was held at the Friends' church, Rev. Pierce conducting the services, with interment in the Friends' cemetery beside her three children who had gone on before. She was a true, loveable Christian woman, an affectionate wife and kind mother, and in her death she leaves a husband, nine children and a step daughter to mourn her loss. The youngest child is a son born only a few hours before her death.--Genoa Leader.
HUBER--John Huber, sr., who had been ailing for many months, and who, at times, had suffered amazingly, died of liver trouble, at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening of last week.
He was born April 13, 1828, at Geneva, New York. In his early manhood, he removed to Warrington Junction, Va., and at that place, where he was employed during the War of the Rebellion as a railroad engineer, he had some thrilling and unusual experiences, consequent, mostly, upon Mr. Huber's custom of telling out loud plainly his inner thoughts, because he was a Union man.
From South Bend, Indiana, where he was engaged in the livery business several years, he came to this city, we believe in 1871, engaging in the same business here. He carried the U.S. mail for a term of years between Columbus and Albion, also to Norfolk; was deputy under Sheriff Spielman, and for about twenty years was bailiff in the district court. To a goodly portion of the general public he was best known, probably, as an auctioneer. He was prominent in all matters concerning protection against fire, was a charter member of Engine company, and always an ardent worker for the interests of the fire department.
He had joined the Odd Fellows at an early date in life, and Wildey Lodge held him in high esteem, the brethren, in the beautiful and touching ritual of their order, paying their last tribute of respect at the grave Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Huber died here about four years ago. The children survivng are: Mrs. Emma Williams of Beloit, Wisconsin, and John Huber, jr., of this city.
Services at the Methodist church were conducted by Rev. Luce, in the presence of members of Wildey Lodge, I.O.O.F., and of the City Fire department, besides a large number of friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Huber was a frank, sincere man, and in the matter of charities, help to the helpless, and the kindly offices that always prove the native good-will of the donor, his was the honest doing of the deed, he did as he would be done by. His kind heart responded readily to every real call for help in distress. He believed in doing his duty to the best of his ability, and had done a share of good work during his life time. Peace to his memory.
PROPROSKI--At about eight o'clock Monday evening the news spread through our city that Jake Counter had just arrived with the body of Tom Proproski who had accidentally killed himself while hunting on the Platte. The Leader started out to investigate and found the body of poor Tom lying at the undertaker's with the entire top of his head blown off. The story of the accident, as we gathered it from Mr. Counter, follows: He and Proproski had been hunting on the Platte for several days and at the time of the accident they were lying in the boat surrounded with cakes of ice to conceal them. Proproski's gun was laying at his side with the muzzle pointing over his shoulder at full cock. A flock of mallards came down the river and at a signal from Counter, Proproski started to raise his gun and in so doing brought the muzzle in front of his face, when it went off killing him instantly, the body pitching forward upon the gun. Three men from Shelby were in a blind a few rods away who hastened to the scene and assisted in gettng the body to the shore which was nearly a mile away, it taking about three hours as the ice was thin and would not hold. They then placed the body in a wagon and Counter started on a lonely drive across the country with the body of his dead friend, arriving here at about eight o'clock. The deceased has been a resident of our city, engaged in the blacksmith business, for about a year, and leaves a wife and one child about two years old.
Coroner Johnson came down Wednesday morning but as the death occurred in Merrick county he notified the coroner of that county who ordered the body taken back to the scene of the accident, where an inquest was held Wednesday afternoon. The verdict of the jury was to the effect that the deceased came to his death from an accidental wound inflicted by a gun in his own hands.
Undertaker Pearson then brought the body to Genoa and from here it was taken to Columbus for interment.
The above from the Genoa Leader is reproduced in The Journal, where the many friends here of the deceased man may be informed of the sad end of a useful life.
The body of the unfortunate man was buried here Thursday afternoon, in the Catholic cemetery. He was a Pole, a blacksmith by trade and leaves a wife and child. His father lives near Tarnov, this county.
WOODS--Joseph Woods died at his home in Stromsburg March 15, aged 84 years. When retiring, he was in his usual health although feeble. He did not get up at his usual time Sunday morning, and one of the family, on going to his room, found that he had died during the night. There was every indication that he had given up life without a struggle. He had been a resident of Nebraska thirty years.--Osceola Record.
The Monroe Republican, March 28, 1902
HART--Mrs. Louise Hart died at her home, three and one-half miles southwest of town, Thursday evening. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made at present.
??--Mr. and Mrs. M. Campbell were called to Genoa Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Campbell's mother, who died Sunday, at the home of her daughter in Saunders county.
BIEBER--Nicholas Bieber, aged 86 years, died Monday at the home of his son, about three and one-half miles south-west of Loveland. The funeral was conducted at the residence Tuesday by Rev. W.H. McCreery and the interment in Lakeview cemetery. Mr. Bieber's death was due to old age. Up to a ____ his death he had never known ___ sickness. He was born in Germany, and came to America seventeen years ago to make his home with his son, Nicholas. He leaves two children in America and two in Germany. Mr. Bieber was an upright, conscientious man, and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him.--Loveland, Col., Register.
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