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1902 (July - September)

The Columbus Journal, July 2, 1902
OLCOTT--Mr. and Mrs. H. Olcott across the river, are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home June 21st.

Marriage licenses were issued by Judge Ratterman the past week to Carl Froemel Columbus and Miss Mary Froemel of Broken Bow; John Kozel and Miss Anna Zoucha, both of Tarnov; Joel Nelson and Miss Pearl Lohr, both of Columbus.

RYAN--Miles Ryan, a car repairer, was killed Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock at Beauford, Wyoming, a station about twenty miles from Cheyenne, where he and his helper, John Stewart, were chaining up two gravel cars. While at work under the cars a train backed into them, Stewart losing both lower limbs and his left arm, and the wheels passing over Ryan's left limb and entire length of body. Stewart lived a few hours after the accident but Ryan died in less than a half hour. The railroad time keeper asked Mr. Ryan if he were hurt and he answered, "I am so sick; send for my wife and children." A few minutes later he passed away. The accident seems to have been caused out of gross carelessness as Mr. Ryan had placed the customary flag as a warning that they were repairing the car. Miles Ryan was born in county Limerick, Ireland, May, 1865. Coming direct from Ireland to Columbus thirteen years ago, he engaged to work for the Union Pacific in whose employ he has been ever since. He was married October 1st, 1891, to Miss Nellie Keating who, with his four children, survive him. The children are Joseph aged 9 years; Rowena aged 7; Helen aged 4 and Claire aged 2. He also leaves two brothers, Stephen and Joseph and one sister, Mrs. Pat Caffrey all living here, and his aged mother who lives in Ireland. The body was brought to his home here Saturday morning, funeral services being held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Catholic church, Father Seraphim conducting the service, and also holding a solemn requiem mass at 7:30 Monday morning. Sunday afternoon the Modern Woodmen lodge, of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body. The Hibernian society of which he was a former member also attended the services at the church. The pall-bearers were G.W. Phillips, Jerry Carrig, James Haney, M. Costello, Thomas Wade and L.H. Leavey. Mr. Ryan had been transferred to Cheyenne about a year ago and not knowing that he would be located there permanently had left his family in this city. A few weeks ago he wrote home that he desired to see his family, and asked them to come out to visit and arrangements were being made to have them with him in July, with a possibility of their remaining there to make their home, but death came suddenly, thus changing plans for the future.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral of the late Miles Ryan Sunday were: Wm. Sullivan and daughter, Miss Mary, of Albion; Mrs. Bell Ryan of O'Neill; John Ryan of Grand Island and John Keating of Cheyenne.

HALL--Rolla and Will Hall were called home to David City Monday by the death of an aunt, Miss Jessie Hall, show died Saturday from the effects of an operation.

CHAPIN--Mrs. Chapin of Lincoln, a resident of this city about five years ago, dropped dead at the home of her sister in Marquette last Friday. She leaves one son, Frank, and a daughter, Mrs. Wagoner of Creston. Her deceased husband was a leading business man of Lincoln in the early days and at one time mayor of that city.

The Columbus Journal, July 9, 1902
LYONS--Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lyons are the happy parents ot twins that arrived on the Fourth. The names of the babies will be Martha and George.

GOTTSCHALK--Born, to Mrs. L.F. Gottschalk, Fridy, the 4th, a son. A cracker-jack, eh, Fred?

FARROW-ELLEN--Judge Ratterman performed the marriage cemetery for a couple from St. Edward the Fourth. Wm. Farrow and Miss Mary Ellen were the happy interested parties.

ZIEGLER--Mrs. John Ziegler, of Kearney, mother of D.W. Ziegler of Monroe, died at her home June 27th, aged 78 years.

The Columbus Journal, July 16, 1902
PERSON--Born, Saturday, July 12, to Mrs. H.G. Person, a son. A little blacksmith, so to speak.

ROWE--Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Rowe of Norfolk are the proud parents of a daughter which arrived at their home last Thursday. Mrs. Rowe was formerly Miss Anna Turner.

WEBB-WEBBER--Edgar Webb and Miss Amada Webber were married Monday evening at the home of the bride's parents in the western part of the city. Judge Ratterman performed the ceremony.

CLARK-CURTIS--Clarence J. Clark and Miss Evalina Curtis, both of this city, were married last Wednesday at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. G.A. Luce. The Journal joins the many friends of the young couple with best wishes for their future welfare.

WILCKE--Henry Wilcke, a farm hand employed by August Loseke about thirteen miles north of this city, was drowned Wednesday morning in Loseke creek while attempting to cross on horseback. He had started after cattle that were on the opposite side of the creek and endeavored to force his horse to ford the stream, and was thrown into the water, the horse slipping in after him. His employer saw from a distance his hands raised once above the water. The body was not found until Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The stream at the time Wilcke fell in was twenty feet deep owing to the heavy rains, and when the body was recovered it had fallen to four feet. The remains were found at the same place he fell in. Wilcke, who was 29 years old, came from Germany twelve years ago, served nearly two years in the Philippines as a private in Company E Thirty-third regiment provisional volunteers, having been discharged on account of poor health. He had no relatives in this country but had worked and made his home with families in the Loseke neighborhood. In the absence of Coroner Metz, Sheriff Byrnes held an inquest over the body Wednesday evening which resulted in a verdict of the jury with facts as above stated. Funeral services were held in the Loseke German Lutheran church Thursday afternoon, Rev. Freese conducting the service.

The Columbus Journal, July 23, 1902
JARVIS-ELLIOTT--Miss Florence Elliott, a niece of H.S. Elliott, who made her home for many years with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott, in this city, was married the 13th in Leadville, Colorado, to Mr. R.P. Jarvis. Miss Elliott was a graduate of the Columbus High schools and later a teacher in this county. The past four years she has filled a like position in the public schools of Leadville. The groom is a post graduate of Columbia University and is at present engaged in business in Mexico, for which place the couple started immediately after the ceremony.
The Columbus Journal, July 30, 1902
HOWARD--Martha Howard, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Howard, died at the family home on west Thirteenth street Monday morning at about 7 o'clock from inflammation of the bowels. Martha was taken sick Thursday evening and although everything possible was done for her welfare to relieve the patient sufferer, she passed to the great beyond, where pain and sorrow are not known. Martha was born at Papillion April 24, 1891. She was a beautiful child both in appearance and character and a favorite among her large circle of acquaintances. The home will be saddened by her absence and the home beyond will have more attraction for her loved ones left on earth. The family have sincere heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. Funeral services will be held this Wednesday afternoon from the home.

LEHMANN--John Lehmann died at his home in the eastern part of town, this Tuesday morning after a short illness lasting but three days. Mr. Lehmann was born August 1, 1869, in Wurtemberg, Germany, and came to America when but 17 years of age. The past ten years he has made Columbus his home and for about three years past has been engaged in the saloon business, the firm being known as Lehmann & Herchenhan. Mr. Lehmann was married October 7, 1894, to Miss Anna Riemer, who with two young sons, survive him. He also leaves his parents, one sister and four brothers, all residing in Germany. Mrs. Eslinger, of this city and an aunt in Iowa are the only relatives in America. At the hour of going to press arrangements for the funeral had not been completed. The family will have the sympathy of all friends and neighbors in their affliction.

SAUER--Adolph Sauer died Tuesday evening July 22, at 5:20 o'clock after an illness of eight weeks, from stomach trouble and typhoid fever. Mr. Sauer was born March 4, 1867, on the banks of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, and was the oldest of a family of twelve children. Max, who is in the U.S. navy, and Guss, living in Chicago, together with their mother who resides in this city, are the only ones living of the once large family. Mr. Sauer moved with his parents from Switzerland to Illinois when 12 years old, and from there to Columbus four years later. He learned the tailor trade with his father who had charge of that department in Kramer Bro's. store at that time. Of late years he has been a bar tender. On April 27, 1898, he was married to Miss Frieda Schonlau and on the following day went to Lincoln with Company K, First Nebraska Volunteers of which he was sergeant, but was discharged by the examining surgeons as not having strong lung power. Mrs. Sauer was a devoted nurse during her husband's last illness. Funeral services were held at the home on Nebraska Avenue, H.J. Hudson conducting same--the Sons of Herman, Orpheus society and City Band all marching to the cemetery, the Sons of Herman having in charge the impressive ritual services of that order at the grave. Mr. Sauer was a young man of happy disposition and a favorite among his many acquaintances.

WHITE?--Dr. C.I. White returned last Wednesday from Denison, Texas, where he was called several weeks ago by the serious illness of his mother, who died on the 10th at the advanced age of 70 years.

The Columbus Journal, August 6, 1902
HOCKENBERGER--Born, to Mrs. Henry Hockenberger, Saturday last, a daughter.

MAROLF--Fred Marolf, living about twelve miles northeast of town, died Wednesday, after a week's illness, having suffered a stroke of paralysis affecting the right side, the 23d of July. Mr. Marolf was born February 1, 1830, in Canton Berne, Switzerland, coming to America in 1858 and settling first in Iowa. In 1862 he was married to Miss Rosina Frieden, who died about a year ago. They had six children born to them, Frederick, John, Alexander, Rosina, Anna and Mina, the oldest son, Frederick, passed to the spirit land in 1890. Funeral services were held Friday at 12 o'clock, in the Shell creek church.

BENDYKOSKI--Rosa, the eleven-months-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bendykoski living four miles east of town, died of cholera infantum at 11 o'clock last night. The mother had brought the child to town to the home of Victor Teracinski where it died a few hours later. The funeral services will be held this Tuesday afternoon from the Catholic church, and the body interred in the near-by cemetery.

EBNER--The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ebner of Oconee died Thursday and was buried Saturday.

The Columbus Journal, August 13, 1902
STENGER--Born, Friday morning August 8, to Mrs. Albert Stenger, a son. All well and Albert the happiest man alive.

HULST--Born, to Mrs. Garrett Hulst Tuesday, August 5th, a daughter.

LEHMANN--Frederick William, the young son of Mrs. John Lehmann, died in spasms Saturday evening. The child was taken sick at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and died at 9:40, and during that brief time suffered twenty convulsions. He was born June 18, 1899. Mrs. Lehmann has been sadly afflicted, having lost her husband by death July 29. Little Frederick had never been a healthy child, but was a bright, handsome boy, and the pride of his relatives. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home, Rev. Miessler conducting the service. Mrs. Lehmann has an infant son left her. She has the sympathy of the entire community.

FOY--Daniel Foy, a traveling veterinary surgeon, was found dead at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the foot of an embankment, four miles south of Creston, this county. Sheriff Byrnes was telephoned for and taking Henry Gass, jr., as an undertaker, the two went to Creston. Foy had evidently been thrown from his buggy and in the confusion the harness had become so entangled that neither horse nor man could escape. The animal was unhurt and the dead man found under him. Evidently the accident had occurred several hours previously. Two brothers, one from Dodge and one from Pilger arrived and funeral services and burial took place in Creston Friday.

HALSTEAD--Mrs. B.M. Halstead, mother of Mrs. M.C. Stevenson of this city, and O.B. Halstead of Schuyler, died at her home in Ocean Springs, Miss., Aug. 2d, at the advanced age of 89 years.

The Columbus Journal, August 20, 1902
Judge Ratterman issued marriage licenses to Wm. Lewejohn and Miss Elizabeth Deegan, both of Lindsay, also Herman W. Osten of Oldenbusch and Miss Emily A. Scholz of Creston.

HAGGERTY--The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Haggerty, ten miles south of Columbus, died Sunday morning from cholera infantum. The child was four months old. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon, Rev. Williams of Bellwood officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bellwood cemetery.

POWERS--Mary, aged 3 months, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Powers, died Sunday evening. The funeral was held from the Catholic church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

CONNOR--Mike Connor, supposed to have been about 76 years old, living alone in his home south of St. Mary's hospital this city, died Saturday night after a long illness. Nobody seems to know that he has any living relatives. He was the owner of the property where he lived and it is not known yet what other moneyed interests he possessed or what his wishes with regard to its disposition. The funeral will be held from the undertaking rooms of Henry Gass this Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

GROTELUSCHEN--John Groteluschen, one of the old settlers of Platte county, died at his home on Shell creek last Wednesday, his ailment being Bright's disease of the kidneys, after one year's illness. Mr. Groteluschen was born April 29, 1831, in Oldenburg, Germany, and came directly from there in 1866, to his farm in this county which he took as a homestead and on which he lived to the time of his death. Mr. Groteluschen leaves a wife, four sons and six daughters to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and kind father. The sons are: Louis, Adolph, Emil and Otto; the daughters, Mrs. Ida Otte, Mrs. Lena Loseke, Mrs. Lizzie Loseke, and Misses Rosa, Bertha and Minnie. All live in this county with the exception of Louis who resides in Audubon, Iowa. There are also seventeen grandchildren who will remember their grandparent with reverence. Funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church Friday at 12 o'clock, Rev. Friese conducting the service. The funeral was largely attended, over two hundred carriages, filled with sorrowing friends and acquaintances of the deceased, following the remains to their last resting place.

CLEVELAND--Mary, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Cleveland aged 1 year, died Sunday morning. The funeral will be held this Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the United Brethren church, Rev. Lohr officiating.

HENNESSEY--James Hennessey of Platte Center, on Monday of last week, was putting up a black board in the school building, when it broke, the rough edge cutting a deep gash in his left wrist, which in a few days turned to blood poisoning and on Friday he died. The remains passed through this city Saturday on the way to Chesterville, Pa., his mother accompanying the body east. Mr. Hennessey was about 40 years old and not married. He has two sisters living in this city, Mrs. O'Neill and Mrs. Ed. Flynn.

The Columbus Journal, August 27, 1902
BENHAM--Born, to Mrs. Wm. Benham Saturday, a son.

WALKER--Born, to Mrs. Frank T. Walker, Thursday, a daughter.

RYAN--Born, to Mrs. Joe Ryan, August 21, a daughter.

BRUNKEN--Born, to Mrs. Louie Brunken on the 19th, a daughter.

Judge Ratterman issued marriage license to John Sueper and Miss Mary Widhalm both of St. Bernard.

BRODFUEHRER-DEVENTER--Invitations were received here last Thursday announcing the marriage of Ben Brodfuehrer to Miss Anna W. Deventer of Waterloo, Indiana, on Aug. 19th. The couple will be at home in Austin, Minnesota, after September 10th. The many friends of Ben in and around Columbus will be glad to extend congratulations, and wish for the young couple much joy and prosperity.

HANSEN-SWARTSLEY--Invitations were issued today for the marriage of Miss Jessie N. Swartsley, daughter of J.C. Swartsley to Mr. Hans Hansen of Harlan, Iowa, at the Presbyterian church, this city, Wednesday noon Sept. 3. Mr. Hansen is a hardware merchant of his city. He has a home prepared for his bride who will leave Columbus with best wishes of her numerous friends here.

LEWEJOHNN-DEEGAN--Miss Lizzie Farley went to Lindsay where she attended the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Deegan to Mr. William Lewejohnn on Monday, which took place in the Catholic church in that village.

The Columbus Journal, September 3, 1902
BRUNHOBER--Born, Monday, Sept. 1, to Mrs. Fred Brunhober, a daughter.

McKINNIE-GRUET--Invitations have been received here to the marriage of Mr. Allen Chambers McKinnie to Miss Ruth Gruet, both of Webster Groves, Missouri. Mr. McKinnie, who has frequently visited the Turner families here, has many friends and relatives among Journal readers who will be interested in the life long happiness of the young people.

MARHONE--Word was received today of the death of Grandpa Marhone aged 80 years, and father of Mrs. John Keller. We understand Mr. Marhone was one of the earliest settlers of this county and his death causes a gloom among his many relatives and friends. [Richland.]

The Columbus Journal, September 10, 1902
HANSEN-SWARTSLEY--One of the prettiest weddings occuring in Columbus for many years was solemnized in the Presbyterian church last Wednesday noon, when Miss Jessie Swartsley, youngest daughter of Mr. J.C. Swartsley, was married to Mr. Hans Hansen of Harlan, Iowa, Rev. D.J. Becker officiating.
    The church was neatly decorated with green foliage and cut flowers, the pulpit was a complete bank of green. Will Baker and Gus Becher, jr., acted as ushers. Miss Florence Whitmoyer played Mendelssohn's Wedding march as the bridal party entered the church, and also at the close of the ceremony. The bride attired in white crepe de chienne over white taffeta silk, accompanied by the bride's maid, Miss Tillie Hansen, sister of the groom, gowned in white batiste, walked up the center aisle of the church, preceded by two little girls,--Helen McAllister carrying the ring on a tray, and Fern Scofield, the flower girl. They were met at the altar by the groom accompanied by the groomsman, George Swartsley, who came up the side aisle to the altar, and where Rev. Becker in a few chosen words pronounced them man and wife.
    From the church the relatives numbering about fifty, went to the home of G.O. Burns where an elegant dinner was served by the bride's sister, Mrs. Burns. Eight young ladies all in white served the guests at the tables which were beautifully arranged with a pyramid of flowers and fruit. Misses Petite Martyn and Clara Hohl were waiters at the punch bowl.
    The happy couple left on the evening train for short visits in Council Bluffs and Des Moines, after which they will be at home in Harlan, Iowa, where a home has been furnished for their reception. The bride was the recipient of a great many beautiful presents.
Friends and relatives from out of town who attended the Hansen-Swartsley wedding last Wednesday were: Mrs. Fred. Scofield and children, and Mr. Ralph Swartsley of Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. Myers Hansen and Miss Anna Hansen Council Bluffs; Miss Tillie Hansen, Harlan, Iowa, and Clark Kingston, Central City.

DeMOSS-HAMILTON--Archie DeMoss, for several years a resident of Albion, formerly of Columbus, was married to Miss Hattie Hamilton also of Albion, last Wednesday.

WAY--Monday evening at 8:30 while unloading a piano from a freight car south of the B.& M. depot, Herbert Way, who was employed as a helper by the company, received a blow on the side of the head from the handle of the truck on which the piano had just been loaded, that instantly took his life. The freight train was late in coming in, and the men were unloading goods as rapidly as possible. Herbert took the handle of the truck and attempted to turn it around and in doing so the weight of the piano was thrown forward, tipping piano and truck over, the handle of the truck striking the side of his head with the above sad result.
    There were a number of people about the depot who witnessed the accident.
    Warren Herbert Way was the eldest son, and second child of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Way. He was born on the farm south of the city January 11, 1885. A few years ago the family moved to town and the most of his school days were passed in Columbus.
    Herbert was a boy of energetic disposition, and although but a young boy, he had accomplished a great deal, never allowing himself any idle moments. The last year he had been in the B.& M. employ, learning telegraphy and helping with the freight. Herbert had a quiet, gentle disposition and decided christian principles, and his influence among other young people has often been spoken of as unusual.
    He leaves besides his parents one sister, Mrs. Kittie Breese and a younger brother, Byron. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The family have the since sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.

CARRIG--Michael C. Carrig, aged 28 years, died Thursday evening at St. Mary's hospital from injuries received by a fall of eight feet from a hay stack. On Monday of last week while finishing off a stack at his farm east of Platte Center he stepped backward to avoid a load of hay which was being thrown up, fell to the ground, striking on his head and shoulders, which caused instantaneous paralysis of all the lower portion of the body below his heart. He was brought to the Columbus hospital Tuesday and upon examination it was found that a small fraction of the back bone had been crushed and had penetrated the spinal cord. For a short time there was hope of his recovery, but Thursday evening he failed rapidly until the end, which came at 10:30. Mr. Carrig leaves one brother and four sisters to mourn his loss, C.J., Mrs. R.M. Gentleman and Miss Agnes Carrig of Platte Center, and Mrs. Daniel Linnahan of this city and Mrs. Murray of Grand Island. The father, Henry Carrig, died in 1887, and the mother in 1900. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church in Platte Center Saturday morning when a very large number of relatives and friends paid their last respects to the dead, a large delegation attending from this city. The body was interred in the Catholic Cemetery near Platte Center.

OLBRICH--Edward Wilhelm, son of J. Olbrich, aged 16 months, died Sunday afternoon from summer complaint. The funeral will be held at the home, 5 miles west of Columbus this Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Braun officiating, and the body interred in the Duncan cemetery.

TERRINSKI--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Terrinski of Duncan died Friday and was buried Saturday morning.

WARNICK--Clarence, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Warnick, died this Tuesday morning of cholera infantum. Funeral will be Wednesday at 4 o'clock.

??--Mrs. Caroline Herring returned Saturday from Chicago, where she had been in response to a telegram announcing the death of a sister at that place recently. [District 44 and Vicinity.]

The Columbus Journal, September 17, 1902
Marriage license was issued by Judge Ratterman to George M. Cady and Mrs. Frances B. Rochon, both of Bellwood. The couple were married by the judge Monday.

NORTH-SMITH--Hon. J.E. North of this city was married last Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa, to Mrs. L.D. Smith of Hillsdale, Michigan, the ceremony taking place at the rectory of St. Thomas Episcopal church, Rev. Cornell performing the ceremony. Mrs. Smith is the widow of a former friend of Mr. North, the two in 1856 coming out to Council Bluffs together. Mr. and Mrs. North came to their home in Columbus Thursday and will reside in the northwest part of the city. They were recipients of a serenade from the City band, Friday evening. The Journal, with Mr. North's numerous friends, extends hearty congratulations.

BAILEN--Mrs. Anna Bailen, aged 84 years died Sunday morning from old age at the home of her son Frederick, ten miles north of town. She leaves two sons, Frederick and Dietrich. Funeral services will be held this Tuesday afternoon from the German Baptist church near the home farm.

The Columbus Journal, September 24, 1902
WURDEMAN--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wurdeman Wednesday morning of last week, a son.

LUND--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Lund Thursday, a son.

Last Friday's Fremont Herald says: "License to wed has been issued from the office of the county judge to Fred Hollenbeck, aged 21, and Eva Loshbaugh, aged 18, both of Columbus. Rev. Dr. Sanderson performed the ceremony uniting the couple yesterday afternoon."

McGANN--Owen McGann, one of Platte county's best known farmers, died at St. Mary's hospital Friday morning of lung trouble from which he had been suffering for some time past. The deceased was 50 years old. He was born in Boston but spent the greater part of his life in Illinois, coming from there in 1890 to settle on the present home farm five miles northeast of Columbus. Mr. McGann leaves five children, three boys and two girls to mourn their loss, the mother having died several years ago. One of the boys, about 10 years old, is now very ill. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Catholic church, a large number of friends attending the services.

MORZ--Mrs. Frank Morz, aged about 80 years, died Friday from liver trouble. The funeral was held Monday morning from the Catholic church.

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