Platte Co., NE - 1903 BMDs (Apr-Jun) NEGenWeb Project
PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
RECORDED IN PLATTE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
1903 (April - June)


The Columbus Journal, April 8, 1903
BIRTHS
SCHRAM--Born, to Mrs. Will Schram, Sunday morning last, a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Schram live in David City and their friends here extend congratulations.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Judge Ratterman granted marriage licenses the past week to Henry Johnson and Theda Berends both of Platte county, and John H. Bruen of Oldenbusch and Martha Hilliard of Oconee. The latter couple were married by the judge.

MARRIED
RICHARDSON-HORD--Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Hulst attended the wedding Saturday evening at Central City, of Miss Edna Hord of that town, and Mr. Will Richardson of California. The couple passed through Columbus on their way east, going to Cuba for a wedding trip.

BRUEN-HILLIARD--John H. Bruen of Oldenbusch and Miss Martha Hilliard of Oconee, were married at Columbus Wednesday by County Judge Ratterman. [Platte Center.]

DIED
McWHIRR--Mrs. Nancy McWhirr died Monday of last week at the home of her daughter Mrs. C. E. Morrow in Grand Prairie township, aged 85 years and 3 months, death having been caused from complication of troubles from which she has suffered since last November. Mrs. McWhirr was born in Virginia and came to Nebraska in 1883. She was a member of the Methodist church for 72 years. She was the mother of nine children, four of whom survive her. She also had forty-nine grand-children and twenty great-grand-children. Her living children are Mrs. E. C. Morrow of Grand Prairie, Mrs. A. M. Clark of Albion, Mrs. G. S. Woods of Columbus and Mr. D. J. Poe of Bloomington, Illinois, all of whom but the son were present at the time of her death. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the German Baptist church in Shell Creek township, Rev. Luce of this city officiating. Interment was made in the Streeter burying ground.

KERN--Prof. Kern returned Sunday from Indiana where he was called a week ago Thursday by the serious illness of his aged father, who died the following Monday. Prof. Kern has the sympathy of the community in his great loss.


The Columbus Journal, April 15, 1903
BIRTHS
SPEICE--Born, Tuesday, April 14, to Mrs. Bont Speice, a son

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCMENTS
JOHNSON-BERENS--Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Theda Berens of this route to Mr. Henry Johnson at the St. John's church, Oldenbusch, on April 30, 11 o'clock a.m. [R.F.D. No. 3]

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Judge Ratterman issued only one marriage license during the past week. The parties were Adolph E. Krumland of Oldenbush and Mary A. Michelsen of Humphrey.

DIED
REID--Miss Nettie Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Reid living west of the city, died at her home Friday, after a two weeks' illness. Miss Reid was 22 years old. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Halsey officiating. Besides the parents, three brothers who live near Columbus, Mrs. Burke, a sister, and William Reid, both of Aberdeen, South Dakota, were all present at the funeral.
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With profound sympathy and deep sorrow do we feel for our friends and namesake in the loss of their Nettie Reid. The few who knew her, as she resided here but a short time, could not help but discern the characteristics of a pure and beautiful young woman, a favorite in the family especially of mother. But she rests in the arms of her creator. Sleeping from the cares and suffering of this sometimes seemingly cold and desolate world. May she rest in peace, sweet peace. [R.F.D. No. 3]

SWEARINGEN--Albert Pearson Swearingen, an old-time settler of this community, died early this Tuesday morning at the hospital, from heart trouble, aged 59 years. Mr. Swearingen was born in Troy, Iowa. He was a member of the Ninth Iowa cavalry, and held the office of commissary sergeant, experiencing the horrors of war for about two years. About twenty-eight years ago Mr. Swearingen came to this state, purchasing the farm about eight miles south of Columbus where he has made his home since with the exception of a few years spent in Lincoln. His wife died about twelve years ago. The deceased leaves three children--Mrs. Haggerty living near Bellwood, and Earle and Floyd, who are both engaged in business in Lincoln, all of whom were present at the time of his death. Mr. Swearingen was a member of the Masonic lodge of Shelby and also of the Ben Hur lodge. Funeral services will be held this Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of James Kinsman, a neighbor, after which the body will be interred in Westleyan cemetery near Osceola, where his wife and two children are buried. Mr. Swearingen was a man who made many friends, and his genial nature will be remembered by all the old settlers and those who knew him.


The Columbus Telegram, April 17, 1903
DIED
BERGER--The venerable Carl Berger died this morning at his home in the southern part of the city. He had been suffering from kidney trouble during the past six months. Deceased was born in Prussia in 1824. In 1849 he was united in marriage with Caroline Korn, who died six years ago. He came to America in 1867, settling at Detroit. In 1873 he came to Nebraska, he leaves four children: Adolph Berger and Mrs. Clara Peuschel, of Columbus, and Louis and Charles Berger of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted next Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the German church on 11th street.
The Columbus Journal, April 22, 1903
BIRTHS
BRODFUEHRER--Born, Friday last to Mrs. George Brodfuehrer, a son.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUMPTION-VASEY--The Albion Arugs says: ... "Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Lura Vasey and Roy Sumption at the Congregational church this Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock." [Mr. Sumption is a brother of Mrs. Wm. Benham of this city.]

MARRIED
CURTIS-MOWERY--John W. Curtis and Miss Fannie Mowery were married at the home of Frank Van Alstine Saturday evening, Justice Wagner officiating. Miss Mowery is the daughter of Dave Mowery and was born in Columbus. Mr. Curtis is employed with the Independent Telephone company. The Journal wishes a long and happy life for the young couple.

DIED
BERGER--Carl Berger, for many years a resident of this vicinity, died after an illness of two days of kidney trouble, at his home in the south part of the city last Friday morning. Mr. Berger was born in Germany 78 years ago the 26th of last September. He came to America about 35 years ago and settled in Michigan, where he resided six years. From there he came to Nebraska, locating in Butler county; ever since that time his home has been in or near Columbus. His wife preceded him to the spirit world about 9 years ago. He was the father of eight children, three sons and one daughter surviving him. Mrs. Clara Pueschel and Adolph Berger residing in this city, the other two sons residing in Michigan. Mr. Berger also leaves twenty-nine grand-children and seven great-grand-children. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the German Reformed church, Rev. Neumarker officiating.

HAYWOOD--Mrs. J.G. Reeder and Elmer Smith were in Grand Island Sunday where they attended the funeral of their uncle, Mr. L.W. Haywood. Mr. Haywood has been living in Lincoln of recent years, where his daughter Miss Lucy is a teacher of music. He had been ailing the past month and on Saturday morning remarked that he was feeling unusually well. A short time after he fell from his chair and before relatives reached him, was dead. Mr. Haywood was 77 years old. The family have a number of acquaintances in Columbus.

SWEARINGEN--The funeral of A.P. Swearingen who died Monday of last week was held Wednesday morning at the home of James Kinsman eight miles south of this city. Services at the house were conducted by Rev. Irvin Lemon of the Shelby Methodist church, who preached an excellent sermon. The body was then taken to the Wesleyan cemetery near Osceola for burial. Those from Columbus who attended the funeral were Henry Gass, R.S. Dickinson, L. Hahn, Mr. Myers, John Wiggins, Jonas Welch, G.A. Schroeder, Thomas Dack, H. Ragatz and J.E. Erskine. The six last named gentlemen acted as pall-bearers, representing the Masonic order from Columbus. The Osceola Democrat had the following to say of the deceased: "Probably no man in Polk county was better known in an early day than Mr. Swearingen. His home was the stopping place for all travelers from south of the Platte river who were on their way to Columbus, which was the most important station on the railroad west of Omaha for many years. He was a genial neighbor and friend, a hard worker and in his later years was looked upon as a man of considerable means."


The Columbus Journal, April 29, 1903
BIRTHS
McMULLEN--Born, Friday, April 24th, to Mrs. F.D. McMullen a 9 pound boy.

NELSON--Born, Saturday, April 25, to Mrs. James Nelson, a daughter.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
The following parties were granted marriage licenses during the past week by Judge Ratterman: Ernest Rupp and Rosa Lemp, both of Platte county; August Bayenbach of Leigh and Maria A. Kreye of Platte county; Bernard Lohans and Kunigunda Braun both of Humphrey; Joseph Jasper and Mary Stibley both of St. Bernard; Dan E. Peaselee of Chicago, Ill., and Clara R. Schroeder of Columbus; Ralph Boyd of Columbus and Minnie Hoga of Schuyler.

MARRIED
PEASLEE-SCHROEDER--Dan Peaslee and Miss Clara R. Schroeder were married Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in the judge's office, Judge Ratterman officiating. The couple are making their home at the Thurston hotel for the present.

BOYD-HOGA--Ralph Boyd of Columbus and Miss Minnie Hoga, living northeast of town were married this (Tuesday) morning, the ceremony taking place in the Shell Creek Lutheran church at 11 o'clock. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride. The groom has prepared a neat home for his bride, in the west part of town where they will go to housekeeping at once. The couple have hearty congratulations of friends.

DIED
JOHNSON--Johannes Johnson died at his home thirteen miles north of the city Monday evening at about 5 o'clock. He suffered a stroke of paralysis Thursday which caused his death. Mr. Johnson was born in Hanover, Germany, March 9, 1829. He came to Nebraska direct from Germany about nineteen years ago and has resided on the same farm ever since. He leaves a wife, two sons, John and Mathew, and two daughters, Mrs. Adolf Henke and Mrs. Richard Rosendahl, all residing in this neighborhood. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 12 o'clock from the Loseke church.

WILLY--Word was received here last Wednesday of the sudden death on April 18, of Dr. J. C. Willy at New Orleans, formerly of Columbus. Dr. Willy left this city about six years ago for New Orleans where he has since built up a splendid practice. He still retained his membership in the Modern Woodmen and Royal Arcanum lodges of this city. Papers sent from that city state that he died suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy, and that he leaves besides his wife, two sons, Max and John. The deceased was 51 years old and a native of Switzerland, coming direct from that country to Columbus.

GEODEKEN--Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Geodeken were afflicted by the loss of their little baby last Tuesday night, it died at birth. Dr. Evans and three assistant physicians were present but could not save the little one. Mrs. Geodeken is getting along nicely. [R.F.D. No. 3]

LAHA--Word has been received here by friends that Mrs. Laha of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Columbus and remembered here as Miss Mame Chestnutwood, died about three weeks ago after undergoing an operation. She had been ill several months previous to her death. Mrs. Laha was married about three years ago.

CHURCH--Mrs. G.W. Dowell went to Council Bluffs to attend the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Church who were her particular friends. It will be remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Church were both murdered by a partner in business of Mr. Chruch in Wyoming several weeks ago. The bodies were hid and after a rigid search and when suspicion pointed to the murderer, he made a confession.


The Columbus Journal, May 6, 1903
BIRTHS
CATTAU--A son arrived at the home of H.L. Cattau last Tuesday, April 28, All parties concerning doing well. [Rural Route No. 1.]

HENRY--The Journal failed to mention last week that Mr. and Mrs. Walter Henry of Bellwood are rejoicing over the arrival of a nine and a half pound daughter at their home April 23d.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
BROCK-VOGHT--The marriage of Jake Brock of Oldenbusch and Annie Voght of Madison will take place Wednesday aftenroon in the parlor of the Grand Pacific hotel. A number of relatives and friends will be present.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Judge Ratterman during the past week issued marriage licenses to the following parties: Daliel [sic] Riordan of Beaver Crossing, Nebr., and Nellie McGuane of Platte Center and Henry C. Michael and Lena Yager, both of Albion.

DIED
FELLERS--The mother of Representative Fellers died at her home near Monroe recently. Of her death the Monroe Republican says: "Flora D. Fellers, wife of Ezra Fellers, died at her home, northwest of Monroe, Thursday, April 28, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Fellers was born in Vermont 67 years ago, and was married to Ezra Fellers in 1865. In 1877 she came to Nebraska with her husband and located on the homestead in Monroe township. Mrs. Fellers was an earnest christian and a member of and active worker in the Monroe Congregational church. She leaves a husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Gillan and Miss Gertie, and three sons, Ben, Eugene and Arthur, to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. Lowe at the Monroe Congregational church and the interment was in the New Hope cemetery."

HUGHES--Bert Stillman went to Fremont Sunday to attend the funeral of his friend Earl Hughes, who died at a hospital in Omaha from appendicitis. He was a schoolmate of Mr. Stillman in Omaha and has visited him in Columbus.

HALLORAN--Mrs. Halloran of Greeley Center, Nebr., died at the hospital Saturday night. She was buried this Tuesday in the Columbus cemetery. She was 62 years old and death was caused by the infirmities of age. She leaves one son in Washington to survive her.

BAXTER--Dr. C.P. Baxter of Belgrade died at St. Mary's hospital last Wednesday night of cancer of the throat. Dr. Baxter was 42 years old and had been a practicing physician in Belgrade fourteen years. He had been at the hospital six weeks. His body was shipped Thursday to Belgrade for burial the day following. His wife and her two sisters and brother were here at the time of his death.

NOLAN--James Nolan, who for twenty years has made his home with the Sisters at St. Mary's hospital, attending to their horses, etc., died Monday evening after a three weeks' illness. Mr. Nolan was 84 years old and was born in Ireland. He leaves one brother, John, who has also made his home at the hospital. Another brother died a few years ago. The three formerly lived on a farm across the river. Funeral services will be held this Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock.


The Columbus Journal, May 13, 1903
BIRTHS
PHILLIPS--Born, to Mrs. L.F. Phillipps, Monday, May 11, a daughter.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
The marriage licenses issued by Judge Ratterman during the past week were to the following parties: Jesse M. Keller of David City and Emma D. Younger of Columbus; Adolph Liebig and Mary Schumacher both of Platte county; Joseph Micek of Columbus and Tekla Torcon of Duncan.

MARRIED
KELLER-YENZER--Miss Emma Yenzer, a niece of Mrs. Frank Bridel, and Mr. Jesse Keller of David City were married Wednesday noon at the home of the bride's aunt in this city, Rev. Neumarker officiating. Miss Emma Neumarker and Mr. Peter Duffy acted as bridesmaid and groomsman.

BARJENBRUCH-KREYE--Miss Mollie Kreye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arend Kreye, was married Thursday morning at 10:30 to August Barjenbruch in the Loseke church, Rev. Frese officiating. A very large crowd of invited guests were present to witness the ceremony and later at the home of the bride, where a splendid dinner was served. The ocuple will reside on a farm of the groom northeast of the city. A number of people from Columbus attended the wedding.

DIED
PLANT--Mrs. Charles Whaley received word Monday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Plant. Mr. Peter Plant, her husband, died about three years ago. Mrs. Plant was in her seventieth year. For many years in the pioneer days the family lived in the Looking Glass neighborhood and later moved to Columbus. Eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Plant moved to the Soldiers' home in Grand Island where they had since lived. Mrs. Plant leaves several children, Mrs. Whaley of this city, Mrs. Julia Rood of Looking Glass and other children in New Hampshire. Mrs. Whaley went to Grand Island Monday evening to attend the funeral services which were held today (Tuesday.)

JONES--The Platte Center Signal records the death of another old settler in the county as follows: "The many friends and acquaintances of William R. Jones, in this vicinity will be shocked to learn of his death Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, at Albion, where he was visiting. Until a little more than a year ago Mr. Jones and family were residents of Joliet township, where they had lived many years. He sold his farm there and bought a large farm near Wayne, Neb., where he has since lived. Mrs. Jones, it will be remembered, died a few months since. Mr. Jones was in Platte Center three or four weeks since and apparently was in his usual health. The remains were shipped to Wayne for burial."

SCHALSCACH--Lizzie, wife of Fred Schalscach, living about fourteen miles northeast of town, died Sunday, leaving a husband and several children the youngest of whom is two days old. Mrs. Schalscach was 35 years old. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, in the Shell creek church, Rev. Grauenhorst conducting the service.

ERB--Ellen, aged nearly twenty-eight years daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Erb, died Sunday in Beatrice, death caused from pneumonia. The body was brought home Monday and funeral services were held this Tuesday afternoon at the home, Rev. Neumarker officiating. The mother and family have sympathy of friends in their bereavement.

ARBEGGLER--Carl, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Arbeggler, died last Sunday of congestion of the brain after an illness with mumps. Funeral services held thie Tuesday, Rev. Neumarker officiating.

BEHLE--Henry, the four-year-old son of Lewis Behle who lives near Shell creek, died Tuesday last of lung fever and was buried Thursday in the Columbus cemetery, services being held in the German Lutheran church.

KUMMER--Mary, wife of Gottlieb Kummer, who lives across the Loup river south of Duncan, died Sunday at her home, leaving a husband and several children to mourn the departure of a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Kummer was in Columbus Saturday and her sudden death is a shock to her acquaintances. The deceased's name before marriage was Mary Eggar. Funeral services were held in the Braun school house this Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.


The Columbus Journal, May 20, 1903
BIRTHS
HOWES--Mr. and Mrs. Howes of Omaha are happy over the arrival on April 27 of a daughter at their home. Mrs. Howes is remembered here as Miss Theressa Lockner, daughter of August Lockner, and we understand the grandparents are very proud over the new comer.

POWERS--Born, Sunday, May 17, 1903, to Mr. and Mrs. Edd Powers, a daughter.

DIED
MINER--Mrs. D.N. Miner, who is absent from the city in Van Wert, Ohio, writes that Carrie Allen, her niece, died there Saturday last aged 27 years, leaving a husband and two children. Mrs. Miner also reports that grandpa Miner is very low at this writing. HIs age is 92 years.

EISENHAUER--Mrs. Rose Eisenhaurer died at the hospital last Friday of Bright's disease. Mrs. Eisenhauer was born in Germany and was 66 years old last September. She leaves four sons and three daughters all grown, her husband having died 21 years ago. Funeral services were held in the German Reformed church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Neumarker. The body was taken to Duncan for burial. Mrs. Eisenhauer for a number of years has lived in this city, her residence being just south of D. Schupbach's.
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Mrs. Rose Eisenhauer who died Friday, was the first member of the Harrison Mutual Burial Association to die since the organization of the association last January. There are about 900 members and the assessment to each member at a death is twelve cents, thus allowing expenses for the funeral of about $100.

THOMPSON--Charles Thompson, aged 74 years, died at his home about eight miles southwest of the city last Sunday morning. The cause of his death was a complication of diseases. He leaves three sons and four daughters all grown and married. His wife died seven years ago. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Brown school house, Rev. Roberts officiating. Interment was at Bellwood.


The Monroe Republican, May 22, 1903
DIED
KUMMER--Mrs. Gottlieb Kummer died suddenly last Sunday afternoon at her home in the Gruetli neighborhood, west of this city. The day before she had been in Columbus, and apparently was enjoying usual health. Her death was preceded by a fit of violent vomiting. She was a native of Switzerland. She leaves a husband and several children. The funeral was held Tuesday from the Gruetli church, Rev. Braun conducting the service.

NANSEL--Clara Matilda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nansel, died Monday, May 18, from the effects of measles, aged 4 years and 4 months. The funeral was held Tuesday from the Shell Creek Catholic church. The parents have the sympathy of all in their loss.


The Columbus Journal, May 27, 1903
DIED
RUDAT--Henry, the 10-year-old son of Henry Rudat, living about five miles southwest of the city, died Monday morning of dropsy. Henry was born and lived all his life in Platte county. The funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and interment will be at Duncan, Rev. Neumarker officiating.

SCHNEIDER--August Schneider of Duncan, one of the old settlers of Platte county, died at his home Saturday, May 23, from heart failure, aged 62 years. Mr. Schneider was born in Germany and came to America in 1867 and to Columbus in 1874. After residing here five years he moved to Duncan where he has since made his home. Mr. Schneider was a blacksmith by trade. He leaves a wife and six daughters, Mrs. Lena Brunken, Mrs. Rosa Lemp, Mrs. Ida Witchey, Matilda and Mary Schneider. Another married daughter resides in Omaha. The funeral was held Monday at 1 p.m. in the town hall at Duncan, Rev. Braun officiating, and interment was made in the Duncan cemetery.

ROBINSON--Former Congressman, John S. Robinson, of Madison, died early Monday morning of appendicitis. He was attacked by the disease Thursday, it being the third time within a few months. Physicians after a consultation decided that an operation as impossible, owing to his extreme weakness. A special train passed through Columbus Sunday morning carrying Dr. Allison of Omaha who was called in consultation with local phsycians. John S. Robinson served two terms in congress, being a democrat and three times the choice of the fusion forces of the Third district. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., in 1856. His parents were natives of Ireland of Scotch-Irish stock. He was succeeded as congressman March 4 by J.J. McCarthy, republican.


The Columbus Journal, June 3, 1903
BIRTHS
LAWRENCE--A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Lawrence last week. MARRIAGE LICENSES
County Judge Ratterman issued marriage licenses during the past week to the following parties: John Smith and Mary Christianson, both of Genoa; Gustave A. Goetz and Gesine Hoft, both of Creston; Edward Francis Younkin and Edna Gertrude Crawford, both of Grand Island.

MARRIAGE INVITATIONS
LIGHTNER-McWILLIAMS--Cards are out for the marriage of Charles Lightner and Stella McWilliams on June 10th.--Monroe Looking Glass.

WILLIAMS-WHITING--Invitations have been received here to the marriage of Fred Cowgill Williams and Miss Adelloyd Whiting on June 10, at the First Baptist church in Lincoln. The couple will be at home in Seward after September 1, where Mr. Williams has been elected superintendent of the public schools. Mr. Williams spent several years of his school life in Columbus and has many friends who will be pleased to know of his happy marriage to one of Lincoln's most talented young ladies.

MARRIED
YOUNKIN-CRAWFORD--Edward F. Younkin and Miss Edna G. Crawford, both of Grand Island, were married Thursday afternoon at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. Luce officiating. Mr. Younkin has been engaged in the business at Grand Island of shipping poultry to California and has now moved to this city where he will establish himself in the same line.

DIED
MORRISSEY--The body of Michael Morrissey, a former well known resident of this city, who lost his life in Canada about a year ago, arrived at Plattsmouth for burial one day last week. He made the trip to Canada to look after some land interests. One day his lifeless body was found near the road side some distance from his destination. At first foul play was suspected, but the theory later advanced was that he had frozen to death. The body was buried there, but as the widow lives in Plattsmouth arrangements were made to transfer the body to the family burial lot in the Catholic cemetery of that city.


The Monroe Republican, June 5, 1903
BIRTHS
REILLY--Born, on Thursday, June 4, to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Reilly, a daughter.

DIED
GLEESON--John Gleeson passed away at his home, two and one-half miles northwest of Monroe, on May 29, 1903.
    Deceased was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, June 24, 1844, and came to America and LaSalle county, Illinois, in 1867. In 1881 he was married to Mary E. Curran of Streator, Ill., who, with eight children, May, Dennis, Anna, Maggie, Nellie, Katie, Clara and Johnnie, still survive him.
    Mr. Gleeson moved to Monroe and Platte county in 1882, and since that time has been identified with the growth of this section. He was one of the prime movers in getting the side track for Monroe, and was also interested in the farmers' elevator.
    During his lifetime he had followed coal mining considerable, and after careful observation was convinced that coal underlies this locality, and made several attempts to get parties interested in a prospect hole. He was a faithful friend to Monroe and always stood up for everything that would benefit the town.
    Funeral services were held Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic church, Platte Center, and the interment was in the Catholic cemetery, east of that town.
    The sorrowing wife and children have the sympathy of all in their loss of a loving husband and father.
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Matthew Gleason of Aurora, Ill., Dennis Gleason of Buckley, Ill., John Curran of Roanoke, Ill., and James Curran of Lead, S.D., attended the funeral of John Gleeson.


The Columbus Journal, June 10, 1903
BIRTHS
RICE--Born, Saturday last to Mrs. Spencer Rice, a bouncing nine pound boy, and naturally enough Spencer is the happiest man in town.

DRUMMOND--Born, Thursday, June 4, to Mrs. Fred Drummond, a daughter.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Charles Lightner and Miss Stella McWilliams, both of Monroe, were granted a marriage licenses Monday.

MARRIED
RUSTLER-THURSTON--Miss Cora Thurston and Guy Rustler of Genoa were married Monday in Fullerton. Miss Thurston is a niece of Mrs. Barclay Jones of this city and has many acquaintances in the county.

CORBETT-JONES--Steve Corbett of Shelby and Mrs. Minnie Jones of Osceola were married last Wednesday in the court house, this city, by Judge Ratterman. Our readers will remember that on May 4th, Corbett, in a fit of jealousy shot Mrs. Jones, coming to Columbus after committing the deed, and returned home the same night upon the advice of friends here. He afterward stood the charge of shooting with intent to kill.

DIED
GHARMS--Emma, the 10-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Gharms, died Wednesday morning of whooping cough. Mr. Gharms lives five miles north of Columbus. The funeral services were held in the German Lutheran church Friday morning, Rev. Miessler officiating, and interment was made in the Columbus cemetery.

GLEASON--John Gleason, an old settler of Platte county, living northwest of Monroe, died at 11:30 last Friday night, and was buried in the Platte Center cemetery Sunday. Benj. Person, who officiated as undertaker, had the misfortune to get stuck in the mud on the return trip between Monroe and Genoa, and secured the services of a farmer to pull his hearse out.

BALLARD--Sam Ballard, who came to St. Mary's hospital last December from Akron, Nebraska, died Sunday. Mr. Ballard was 53 years of age, cancer of the face being the cause of his death. The body was buried this Tuesday afternoon in the Columbus cemetery.

PIENING--Mrs. Arnold Oehlrich received word a few days ago of the death of her father, Herman T. Piening, at Krempe, Germany, on May 31. A cablegram had been sent but did not reach here until a few days ago. Mr. Piening was 80 years old and had been ailing for a long time.

KUSZA--Mr. Kusza, who came to St. Mary's hospital about three weeks ago from Schuyler, died Tuesday morning of last week of malnutrition. The burial servcies were held in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was 44 years old. Malnutrition is a disease similar to leprosy.

BINDER--George Binder died last Tuesday morning. Mr. Binder's extreme old age, 85 years, was the cause of his death. The deceased has lived on his farm two miles northeast of Duncan for the past twenty years. A wife and three children survive him. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Duncan Catholic chruch, interment at Duncan.

MEKOS-GROVOL--An extra freight train coming down the branch from Spalding Saturday morning at 7:10 o'clock ran into a hand car, on which were five workmen, the crash killing two of them and seriously injuring one other. The two killed were Andrew Mekos and Frank Grovol. W. Steele was badly cut on the head and was taken through Columbus to Omaha where he will be cared for at a hospital. All the men were from Genoa and were going out from that town to their work when the collision occurred. The heavy fog prevented them from seeing the train in time to remove their car from the track. Joe Coolidge was engineer on the freight, bus was not held responsible for the accident as he used precautionary measures by using the whistle of his locomotive at frequent intervals, and was also unable to see the men.


The Monroe Republican, June 12, 1903
BIRTHS
RILEY--Born, on Saturday, June 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Lin. Riley, a son.

MARRIED
LIGHTNER-McWILLIAMS--Wednesday afternoon there was a quiet wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. McWilliams, their daughter Stella being united in marriage to Charles Lightner, Rev. Theo J. Asmus officiating. The many friends of the happy couple extend congratulations and wish them a pleasant journey through life. Mr. and Mrs. Lightner left on the evening train at Oconee for Lynch and other points, where they will visit a few weeks.

DIED
MEKOS; DROVAL--During the dense fog last Saturday morning a stock train killed two section men and seriously injured another just west of Genoa. The men were going to work on their hand car and were unable to see the train. The foreman and one man jumped and escaped without serious injury, but John Mekos and Frank Droval were killed and W. Steele had his leg broken in two places and also sustained a severe scalp wound.


The Columbus Journal, June 17, 1903
MARRIAGE LICENSES
County Judge Ratterman issued marriage licenses during the past week to the following parties: Fred L. Hahn of Columbus and Tena L. Long of Ulysses; Ralph L. Beveridge of Fremont and Mrs. Alice Mills of Omaha.

MARRIED
HAHN-LONG--Fred L. Hahn of this city and MIss Flora L. Long of Ulysses were married Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Methodist parsonage, Rev. Luce officiating. Mrs. Kierschner of Ulysses and relatives of Mr. Hahn in the city were present to witness the ceremony. The couple will keep house in a home already furnished by the groom in the northwest part of the city.

GARLICHS-TANNAHILL--Prof. E.A. Garlichs of Broken Bow arrived here Sunday and the following day proceeded to Norfolk where today, Wednesday, he celebrates a very important event in his life,--his marriage to Miss Genevieve Tannahill, a teacher residing a few miles from that city. The Journal joins the many friends of the professor here in tendering congratulations and wishing the couple much joy and prosperity.

BEVERDIDGE-MILES--Ralph L. Beveridge of Fremont and Mrs. Alice Miles of Omaha were married Tuesday afternoon of last week in the parlors of the Meridian hotel, this city. Rev. Luce of the Methodist church officiated and Mr. Wisenstine and Miss McTaggert were witnesses. Mr. Beveridge is a commercial traveler and a brother of the temperance lecturer by the same name who has been in Columbus several times. They will make their home in Fremont.


The Monroe Republican, June 19, 1903
DIED
ELLIOTT--The aged mother of H.S. Elliott died in Leadville, Col., June 16. The remains were brought to Columbus and laid beside her husband, who died in 1900. Mrs. Elliott was one of the old timers in Joliet township, having settled there with her husband in 1876, at the old Postville post office.
The Columbus Journal, June 24, 1903
BIRTHS
MARTYN--Born, Thursday, June 18th, to Mrs. Bey Martyn, a daughter.

NEWMAN--Born, Friday, June 19th, to Mrs. Harry Newman, a daughter.

OLCOTT--Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Olcott, living ten miles south of town, are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home which came the 16th. The young heir weighs four pounds.

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Marriage licenses were issued during the past week to Paul Eggli of Columbus and Mary Ludi of Platte county; Erastus H. Leach and Jennie Gietzen, both of Humphrey.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
ODGEN-KIPPLE--W.W. Ogden and Miss Christena Kipple will be married Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents east of the city. The couple will leave Monday for a two weeks' visit to Kansas City and Tina, Missouri.

JACKSON-ZINNECKER--Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Chrystena Zinnecker of this city and Mr. William Maynard Jackson of Humphrey, which will take place Thursday afternoon, July 2, at 4 o'clock in the Methodist church. Miss Zinnecker is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Zinnecker. She is a graduate of the Columbus schools and the past three years has been teaching school. Mr. Jackson is engaged in business in Humphrey.

MARRIED
LEACH-GIETZEN--Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Gietzen, Miss Anna Gietzen, Mrs. L.M. Gietzen, Mrs. J.B. Gietzen and J.C. Byrnes were all in Humphrey Thursday to attend the wedding of Miss Jennie Geitzen and Mr. E. Leach.

GARLICHS-TANNEHILL--Prof. E.A. Garlichs, of Broken Bow, was in town Wednesday on his return home from Madison, where he was married that morning to Miss Genevieve Tannehill. The bride is spoken of by the Norfolk Press as one of Madison county's best teachers and is a popular favorite among a wide circle of friends. The couple were receiving hearty congratulations Wednesday in Columbus and left on the evening train for Broken Bow where Prof. Garlichs has provided a nicely furnished home for his bride.

DIED
ELLIOTT--Mrs. Mary Jane Elliott, mother of H. S. Elliott of this city, died Tuesday evening of last week at 7 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. E. H. Andrews of Leadville, Colorado. Mrs. Elliott, whose maiden name was Smiley, was born February 6, 1821, in Carlisle, Pa. She was married November 1, 1849, to John Elliott who died about three years ago in Columbus. They came to Platte county from Pennsylvania in 1876, settling on his farm west of Platte Center. In 1883 they moved to Columbus where they lived until the death of Mr. Elliott, since when Mrs. Elliott has made her home with her son H.S., and daughter Mrs. Andrews. Her children who survive are Hans S., of this city, Mrs. Rebekah Gillan of Trinidad, Colorado, Mrs. Mary E. Andrews of Leadville, Colorado, and Joseph C., whose present address is not known. Mrs. Andrews arrived here Thursday with the remains of her mother, and funeral servcies were held Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Rev. Halsey preaching the sermon. A choir composed of Mesdames Garlow and Whitmoyer and Messrs. Garlow and Hickok furnished the music. The quartet had been chosen by Mrs. Elliott to sing at the funeral, before her death. After services at the home, the body was laid to rest in the Columbus cemetery.
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Mrs. E.H. Andrews of Leadville, Colorado, Mrs. Stella Blaser of Omaha and Mr. Louie Lightner of Council Bluffs were all here last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary Elliott.

GUTHRIE--Johnny Guthrie, the fourteen-year-old son of Thomas Guthrie, was drowned in the stream near Silver Creek Tuesday of last week. The Guthrie family are remembered here by many people, they having lived in this city for a number of years.

WUETHRICH--The body of Miss Lena Wuethrich was removed Saturday from the Duncan to the Columbus cemetery where her father and other relatives are buried.

KRUMMACK--John Krummack, aged almost 76 years, died Saturday at the home of his daughter Mrs. D.H. Puttman. The body was taken to Lincoln Monday for burial on Tuesday.


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