Columbus Telegram, January 6, 1905
CLARKE--Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clarke became the parents yesterday morning of a bright baby boy, their second son.
SMITH--A son was born last Saturday, the last day in 1904, to Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Smith, residing near the old fair grounds.
BACKENHUS--A son was born Wednesday night to Mr. and Mrs. John Backenhus.
During the week Judge Ratterman has issued marriage licenses to the following parties: Frank Hardy and Evangeline Peters, of Stromsburg; W.H. McDonald, of Chicago, and Mae Lyons, of Columbus; Andrew Nelson and Minnie Swanson, of Platte county; Hubert Ramaekers and Goldie Schulte, of Lindsay. The ceremony for the Stromsburg parties was performed by Judge Ratterman.
During the week Judge Ratterman has issued marriage licenses to the following parties: Ethan Harper and Caroline Huff, of Humphrey; Solomon M. Hinkle and Cora B. Long, of _______; Nathan Gardner and Lucile Lem____, of _____, Idaho; Albert Zimmer and Ida Trofholz, of Columbus.
FLAXEL-SCOTT--Mr. John Flaxel of Alexis township and Miss Ella Scott, who taught the intermediate pupils in our school during the last school year and the present school term until Friday before Christmas, were united in marriage Christmas day at the home of the bride's parents at Omaha. The young couple will settle down to housekeeping on the old Blackman farm, and as they do so, it is the wish of their many friends that their matrimonial paths will always be strewn with boquets of happiness. [Bellwood.]
KEENE-JEROME--John Keene, of Kansas City, and Miss Josie Jerome, of Columbus, were married last week, and have left the city. They have been employed in the Home restaurant.
SCHMITT-WESTPHAL--A New Year wedding took place last Sunday at the German church north of St. Bernard, Mr. Henry Schmitt, of Newman Grove, and Miss Olga Westphal, of St. Bernard, being the principals. Relatives and a few of the most intimate friends of the bridal couple were the only witnesses. The bridesmaids were Mrs. George Schmitt, Misses Sophia Westphal, Olga Scheer and Lillie Yates. The groomsmen were Messrs. George Schmitt, Otto Scheer, William Westphal and Herman Koeppe. Reverend Hendrickson was the officiating minister. The bride looked very beautiful in a gown of white silk, and wore a wreath of roses. The groom was dressed in conventional black. After the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's uncle, August Westphal, at St. Bernard, where a dinner was served. The afternoon was spent in social amusements, and toward evening the bridal couple drove to Humphrey, where they took a train for a short wedding trip. The bride and groom are very popular in this community, and their friends wish them much joy and abundant prosperity through life. [Lindsay.]
CARRIG--Carroll, little son of Sheriff and Mrs. C.J. Carrig, died last Monday morning at eight o'clock, from the effects of a slight attack of tonsilitis in connection with croup. The child was ill only for a day or two, and it was not known that his condition was really serious until the evening before his death. He was a bright, winsome little fellow of sixteen months, and will be sorely missed in the bereaved home. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at St. Bonaventura church, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery just this side of Platte Center.
WISEMAN--Mrs. Martha Wiseman, for twenty years a resident of this city, died Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock at her home on east Eleventh street. For several years Mrs. Wiseman had been afflicted with asthma, which finally led to a complication of diseases and caused her death. The funeral will be held at the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Wiseman was sixty-six years old last July. She was born in Marion county, Indiana. She was married in 1869 to Joseph Wiseman. Her husband died several years ago, and is buried in Iowa. The family came to Columbus in 1883 from Albion. Mrs. Wiseman is survived by six children--Mrs. Burrell, Misses Jennie and Rosetta Wiseman, and Jesse, Henry and Edward Wiseman.
MURRY--Old Columbus residents think that the John Murry, notice of whose death last week at Fort Morgan, Colorado, was sent here in hope of locating relatives of the dead man, was a brother of Mrs. Thomas Farrell, formerly of this city. Mr. Farrell was a saloon-keeper in Columbus at one time, and had a brother-in-law named Murry. Chief of Police Schack has been unable to complete the identification.
BINDER--Bert Binder, who had resided on a farm near Duncan for the past nineteen years, died last Saturday evening. He was fifty-five years old, and leaves a wife and seven children. The funeral was held Monday morning, at Duncan.
ANDREWS--H.S. Elliott last Friday received a telegram informing him of the death at six o'clock that morning of his brother-in-law, E.H. Andrews, at Leadville, Colorado. No further particulars regarding the illness and death of Mr. Andrews were contained in the message. Two weeks before Mrs. Andrews had written that her husband was suffering with paralysis, and it is thought he must have experienced a sudden attack of this disease, which resulted in his death. Mr. Andrews was sixty-three years old. He was married in Columbus seven years ago to Miss Mary Eliott. They had no children. None of the Columbus relatives were enabled to attend the funeral.
LAMB--William Lamb, a Columbus merchant of former years who will be remembered by the older residents, died last Friday night at St. Anthony's hospital, in Denver. Word of his death reached Columbus yesterday in a letter to E.D. Fitzpatrick from his daughter, Sister Edwarda, who is now stationed at the Denver hospital. Sister Edwarda stated that Mr. Lamb was taken ill while visiting his son in that city. He was ill only two days, pneumonia being the cause of his death. Mr. Lamb for several years, was engaged in the mercantile business in this city. His last stand was in the building next to the Friedhof store, on Nebraska avenue. He was an honest, good-natured man, and well liked by everybody. About eight years ago he moved away from here and lately had resided in California. He was about seventy years old. Four children--two sons and two daughters--survive him.
OLCUTT--Rev. D.T. Olcutt, of this city, has received word of the death of his brother, W.W. Olcutt, who has been engaged in mission work at Denver for the past two years. The deceased was quite well known by several Columbus people, having taken part in revival services at the M.E. church here a few years ago as a singing evangelist. His death was caused by pneumonia. He was past seventy years of age. [Oldenbush.]
Columbus Journal, January 11, 1905
ANDREWS--Word was received here this morning of the death of E.H. Andrews of Leadville, Colorado. Mrs. Andrews, who will be remembered here as Mrs. Maze Elliott, sister of H.S. Elliott, telegraphed to relatives here that her husband died this morning. A few weeks ago Mrs. Andrews wrote that her husband was not well and that some thing like paralysis had afflicted his left leg, so that she was afriad he would loose [sic] the use of that member. No other knowledge of his illness has been known here. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews were married about seven years ago. Mr. Andrews has for many years been one of the most prominent business men in Leadville.
Columbus Telegram, January 13, 1905
SAALFELD--A daughter was born last Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Saalfeld, residing north of town.
WILLIAMS--Columbus friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Williams, of Seward, have received cards announcing the birth of a daughter, Rosanna Brackett Williams, at their home last Friday, January 6.
JUDEVINE--Mary Ellen Hamilton Judevine was born March, 1st. 1829 at Burlington, Vermont, died Dec. 28, 1904 at 2 o'clock a.m., aged 72 years, 9 months, and 28 days. She was married to J.J. Judevine April 17, 1849, at Providence, Rhode Island, resided in Massachusetts for a short time and then moved to Wisconsin in 1849. In 1864 moved to Iowa, and came to Nebraska in 1869, where she has since resided. She leaves behind a husband, one son, five grand children and one great grandson. Mrs. Judevine, as will be seen from the obituary above, was one of the earliest settlers in Butler county. She spent most of her life on the frontier, enduring the hardships and privations without complaint and with cheerful heroism. She was widely known throughout Butler and Polk counties, for the early settling of this region the Judevine ranch was the stopping place for the emigrants into the new country. A short funeral service was conducted at the house on the 29th of Dec. at 1 o'clock and then her body was conveyed to the M.E. church where before a large concourse of sympathizing friends a funeral service was preached by the pastor, Rev. J.T. Roberts. [Bellwood.]
CARRIG--Miss Agnes Carrig was called to Columbus Monday by the death of her little nephew, son of Sheriff Carrig. [Humphrey.]
Columbus Telegram, January 20, 1905
DISCHNER--"It's a boy, born last Sunday, and weighed ten pounds when he first saw the light of day," said happy Joe Dischner, as he lead The Telegram man to the nearest cigar stand and bought for the force. "The boy and his mother are both getting along fine. And while you are about it," he continued, "you might say that there is a new boy at the home of my brother, John F. Dischner. He was born on Monday. There has been something doing in the Dischner family lately."
SOULLIERE-LEESE--Wm. Soulliere and Jessie Leese, of Platte Center, secured a marriage license from Judge Ratterman Wednesday afternoon. They will be married in the Catholic church at Platte Center.
NEWTON-POUND--Judge Ratterman last Monday missed the opportunity to perform a marriage ceremony for the best looking young couple that has called upon him for many a day. The principals were Fred L. Newton and Miss Alice Pound, who claimed Omaha for their place of residence. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pound, quite prominent society people of Blair. It looked a little like a run-away match, but the young couple said not. The nuptial knot was tied by Justice Wm. O'Brien.
SMITH-NIEMOLLER--Charles E. Smith and Miss Gertrude Niemoller, of Monroe, were married Wednesday morning at the Catholic church in this city. The groom is a prominent young merchant of Monroe, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Niemoller, of Lost Creek township. They will reside in Monroe.
ACHTENBERG-LAMB--Roy W. Achtenberg and Miss Edith Lamb, of Fullerton, were married by Judge Ratterman Wednesday afternoon, the ceremony being performed at the court house.
HEWITT-TYNAN--Miss Fayett Tynan of Stella, Neb. and Mr. David Abott Hewitt, formerly of Bellwood, but now of Spokane Washington, were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents on the 4th of January. [Bellwood.]
BREWER-ODELL--Cornelius Brewer, of Polk county, and Miss Jennie Odell, of this city, were united in marriage by Judge Ratterman yesterday afternoon.
BLAKELY-IMPEY--Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Karr were in Omaha Wednesday night to attend the wedding of Mr. Louis Blakely to Miss Fannie Impey, prominent young people of the metropolitan city.
CAHILL--Julia, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cahill, died Monday forenoon of heart trouble. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home at 11 o'clock a.m., and from the Catholic church at 12:30 p.m. the Rev. Father O'Donahue of Albion officiating. [St. Edward.]
KOLGIE--John Kolgie, for twenty-five years a resident of this city, died Wednesday noon at his home on south Murray street. For the past three months he had been suffering with an acute stomach trouble. He was a native of Poland, and 70 years old. He leaves a wife and five children. The funeral was held at the Catholic church this morning.
Columbus Telegram, January 27, 1905
During the week Judge Ratterman has issued marriage licenses to the following parties: Michael Leas and Josephina Gasiur, of Duncan; Stanislaus Pytel and Sophia Gdowski, of Tarnov; Frank Stachura and Josephine Jaretski, of Duncan; Charles Fischer, of Humphrey, and Hattie Daniels, of Cornlea. The last named couple were married by the Judge last Wednesday.
HINKLE-LONG--A quiet ceremony was performed at the residence of H.M. Hinkle of West Hill on Wednesday last which made Solomon Hinkle and Miss Cora Long one for life. This worthy young couple have the best wishes of a host of friends as they start out on life's voyage together. [Genoa.]
SHERWOOD--J.H. Sherwood, who resided in Bellwood about 18 years ago, and at that time was a strong advocate of temperance, died last Friday morning at the home of his daughter at Madison, Neb. Deceased's son, for several years, was depot agent at Bellwood. [Bellwood.]
KURTZ--As we go to press we learn that Dan Kurtz died at his home in Michigan and was buried yesterday. It will be remembered that Dan left Humphrey for his old home only a few weeks ago in a very bad condition. The cause of his death was consumption.
STEINHAUS--Wilhelm Fredrick Steinbaus, one of the old settlers of this part of the county, died of old age on Wednesday of last week at the home of his son, Edward, who lives south of town. The remains were buried in the Tracy Valley cemetery Friday. Rev. Erbom of this place assisted by Rev. F. Heide of Platte Center conducted the services. The deceased was born in the Province of Pommers, Germany, in 1812, and at the time of his death he was a few months past 92 years of age. In 1873 he moved with his family to the United States and settled in Iowa. Shortly afterward he came to Nebraska where he has since resided. Mr. Steinhaus' wife died about 22 years ago, and since her death he has made his home with his son Edward. One son and two daughters and one step-son and one step-daughter survive him.
BAIRD--News was received here the last of the week announcing the death of Mrs. J.P. Baird at her home at Ord, Nebraska, on Friday morning last Mrs. Baird had been suffering from an attack of grippe for several days, which finally developed into the pneumonia which caused her death. [Genoa.]
HEBERLING--Israel Heberling died Sunday morning after a brief illness brought on by a fall about three weeks ago. Mr. Heberling is one of St. Edward's oldest inhabitants, having settled here in 1874. He was an honest upright man and was held in high respect in the community. He leaves a wife, three daughters, and a son, all of whom were present at the funeral, to mourn his loss. [St. Edward.]
SWANSON--Diphtheria, of a dangerous type, appeared this week in the home of Elon Swanson. The entire family, including Mr. and Mrs. Swanson, their two sons, and Miss Thompson, a sister of Mrs. Swanson, are afflicted. The oldest child, a son, five years of age, died last Saturday. According to reports of the attending physician the other members of the household are not in immediate danger. Miss Doudra, a trained nurse from Mercy hospital, at Council Bluffs, is attending them. When the members of the family first became ill last week it was thought they were suffering with nothing more serious than sore throat, or the colds that are somewhat prevalent at this time. That it was diphtheria, and something far more serious than the early suppositions gave credit for, was discovered last Friday by Doctor Walker, who has since had charge of the cases. The funeral of the child that died last Saturday was held in the afternoon of the same day at the Swedish Methodist church, south of town. Owing to the malignant nature of the disease the neighbors of the afflicted can do little to aid them, but the sympathy of the community is extended in full measure. [Lindsay.]
Columbus Telegram, February 3, 1905
COLE-SMITH--In the presence of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties together with members of the Star club, Miss Algenia Mae Smith was this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock united in marriage to Ernest O. Cole, the ceremony being performed at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Smith, at Kewanee Illinois, by Rev. Alexander Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church. THe attendants were Miss Lulu Stein of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Orren Cole, nephew of the groom, of Monroe, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Cole will arrive this week and make their home near Monroe. Their many friends in this locality welcome them to their new home. [Monroe.]
HOFFMAN--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. __ed Hoffman, residing in west Columbus, died last Monday morning. The funeral service was held the following afternoon. The child was one month old.
MILLER--Ruth Esther, eleven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Miller, died Tuesday forenoon from the effects of a pulmonary trouble. The body was taken yesterday to David City, the former home of the Miller family, for burial.
AUSTIN--The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Austin died early Friday morning of last week of diphtheria. The child had been sick about a week and was at first treated by Dr. Jones, who did not seem to know the child's ailment. Later Dr. Grunwald, who recently came here was called, and he did not seem to know what the child was troubled with. Dr. Lowery of Leigh was then sent for and was there at the time of the child's death, and he pronounced the case diphtheria. Dr. Grunwald then acknowledged that he thought the case was diphtheria some time previous, but did not report it. We are not prepared to say just what the state law is regarding a doctor not reporting contagious diseases to the board of health, but we presume there is a great penalty attached. Dr. Grunwald departed on Saturday, where, we did not learn. The Austin home was quarantined on Friday, but quarantine will probably be raised tomorrow or Sunday, as no new cases have _____. [Creston.]
CARLSON--People in this vicinity were grieved last week by the death of Arthur Carlson, a popular young man of the neighborhood who had been taken to the hospital at Columbus for treatment. He died last Friday morning at two o'clock. He was taken ill at school about a week before he died, the ailment being an abscess in the bowels, similar to appendicitis. Arthur was a son of Mrs. Peter Swanson, of this place. He was born in Polk county eighteen years ago, and had lived here about four years. His father at one time was a Columbus barber. His mother and one brother survive him. The funeral was held Sunday, with interment in a Columbus cemetery. [Richland.]
Columbus Telegram, February 10, 1905
FULLER-BRUNNIG--A marriage license was issued by Judge Ratterman last Monday to Merritt E. Fuller and Jennie Brunnig, of Platte Center.
BROVIAK-ZUROSKI--Antony Broviak and Miss Antonia Zuroski were married at the Catholic church in this city Wednesday morning. The young man is the same one who figures in a breach of promise suit that was commenced in district court last week by a young woman with whom he had been corresponding, and who claims that he had promised to be her husband. The groom is a son of Martin Broviak, residing near Genoa, and the bride is a daughter of James Zuroski, whose home is east of this city.
WENCK--Theodore Wenck, one of the first settlers of Sherman township, died at his home on the old homestead last Saturday night at eleven o'clock. His health had been failing for the past two years, and since Christmas Mr. Wenck had been bedfast. The funeral service was held Wednesday forenoon in the German Lutheran church in Sherman township. Reverend Franke, pastor of the church, preaching the sermon. Mr. and Mrs. A. Brodfeuhrer and Mr. John Graf, of this city, attended the funeral. Mr. Wenck was a native of Germany. He was born November 18, 1833, and came to this country in 1855, settling in Wisconsin. He came to Platte county in the spring of 1872, filing upon the homestead where he has since resided. For many years Mr. Wenck served the people of Sherman township as treasurer. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served with company H, 45th Wisconsin infantry, until mustered out of service at the close of the war. His wife and five children survive him. The children are Charles, John, Otto and Ernest Wenck, and Miss Anna Wenck, all of whom reside in the county.
BOGGS--Mrs. Polly A. Boggs died last Friday at the home of her step-mothers, Mrs. C. Yeiter, on north Nineteenth street. From the Sunday previous she had been suffering with pneumonia. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Sunday forenoon at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Boggs had resided in this city since last spring, coming here from Oregon. She was a half-sister of Mrs. E.E. Murrie, of this city. Other relatives left to mourn her demise are three sisters and one brother.
KALAMAJA--Louise, seven months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Kalamaja, of South Omaha, died in this city last Friday. Her parents were guests of Rev. Theobald Kalamaja, of St. Bonaventura church, who is a brother of the little girl's father. Death resulted after an illness of four days with a stricture of the bowels. The remains were taken to South Omaha Saturday for burial in the German Catholic cemetery of that place.
MARMOY--Mrs. J.C. Martin, of Central City, was here last Saturday to attend the funeral of Merle, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marmoy, which was held at the Congregational church at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Walter Halsey, of the Presbyterian church.
CLEINE--Henry Cleine, an old soldier who has been making his home with friends in Shell Creek township for several years, died Wednesday morning at the home of Louis Saalfeld, north of Schmidt's Shell Creek mill. He had been ill about two months, a complication of troubles arising from old age being ascribed as the cause of his death. Mr. Cleine was born seventy-six years ago in Prussia. He came to this country before the war, and in 1862 enlisted with company I, of the 116th Illinois infantry. His discharge at the close of the war indicates that he held the office of sergeant. For nine years past Mr. Cleine was incapacitated for work, and many times his friends endeavored to persuade him to seek admission to the state soldiers' home, where he might live the rest of his days in greater ease and comfort, but he insisted upon staying with his friends, content to draw a small allowance each month from the county relief fund for his support. Mr. Cleine had no relatives in this vicinity. In his honor a short funeral service will be held at the Gass undertaking rooms this afternoon, the service being in charge of Baker post, Grand Army of the Republic.
HOGAN--Mrs. Sarah Hogan, aged seventy-three years, died yesterday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, at her home in west Columbus. Although she had been suffering for several months with heart trouble, diabetes is ascribed as the cause of her death. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Bonaventura church, with interment in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Hogan was born in Ireland. From her native home she came to America and direct to Platte county in 1870. Until six years ago, the time of her removal to Columbus, she resided on a farm eight miles northwest of the city. Her husband died ten years ago. She is survived by four sons and four daughters.
WILLIAMS--Mrs. Mary Williams, wife of C.P.R. Williams, an internal revenue collector for this district who is quite well known in Columbus died last Saturday at her home in Grand Island from the effects of grippe. The funeral was held at Grand Island Monday.
HENRY--Mrs. Andrew Henry, better known to Columbus people as Grandma Henry, passed away at 7:20 o'clock this morning at the advanced age of 81 years, past. For several years Mrs. Henry had been feeble, and more or less an invalid, but her recent severe illness had been of only two weeks' duration. Her death was due to complications resulting from old age. With the exception of a period of five years when the family resided in Omaha, Mrs. Henry had made her home in this city since 1873. With her husband she came here from Wisconsin. The maiden name of Mrs. Henry was Lida A. Cornwell. She was born October 17, 1820, at Hoosic Falls, New York. Later her parents moved to the city of Hector, in New York, where she was married to Andrew Henry December, 1839. She was the mother of two children, John and Robert Henry, who, prior to their death, were prominent business men at Fremont and Columbus. In late years Mrs. Henry had made her home with the family of her son, Robert. The surviving relatives consist of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Henry, and four grandchildren. The latter are Mrs. Bey Martyn, of this city; Walter Henry, of Lincoln; Robert Henry, of Denver; and Rex. Henry, of Fremont. The funeral service for Mrs. Henry will be held at the house at 12:15 o'clock next Sunday, immediately after the morning service in the Congregational church. Rev. G.A. Munro will be in charge. The body will be taken to Fremont for interment.
??--The telegraph wires brought to Mrs. Overstreet Tuesday morning a message announcing the death of a brother, in New Mexico. The young man had been failing in health for several months, and in hope that the change in climate would be beneficial to his health he was taken to New Mexico by his parents last fall. The body was sent to this county for burial, the funeral to take place at Leigh on Friday. Mrs. Overstreet and son, Roy, have gone to Leigh to attend the funeral. [Lindsay.]
SISTER CONSTANTIA--Sister Constantia, who has held the station of sister superior at St. Bernard, died very suddenly last Monday morning at 2 o'clock, from the effects of heart failure. Sister Constantia came to St. Bernard about three years ago from St. Francis academy, in Columbus, where she had been a teacher. She was finely educated, talented, and much beloved by those with whom she came in contact. Sister Constantia was quite young, not more than twenty-three years old. Lately she had been organist in the church at St. Bernard. The body was taken to Columbus, where the funeral was held Thursday morning, and the remains were laid to rest in the Sister's cemetery. [Lindsay.]
Columbus Telegram, February 17, 1905
BETTINGER--A son was born last Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bettinger. [Lindsay.]
KELLEY-TALITZER--Lester Kelley and Miss Susie Talitzer, of Monroe, were united in marriage by Judge Ratterman at the court house Wednesday afternoon. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley, and the birde a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Talbitzer, residing near Monroe.
ASHMORE-GREINER--A quiet home wedding took place Tuesday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Snyder, in the Third ward, the principals being Mr. Archie W. Ashmore, of Juanita, Neb., and Miss Eva L. Greiner, of Elkhart, Indiana. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.N. Halsey, of the Presbyterian church. Only members of the household were present. The bride is a cousin of Mrs. Snyder, and had been her guest the previous week. Mr. and Mrs. Ashmore remained here for a day or two, and then departed for their home in Juanita.
MYLETT-GLEASON; SOULLIERE-LEAS; MARK-LAWRENCE
Three times this week have wedding bells at St. Joseph's church in Platte Center been rung. The first occurred Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock when William Mylett and Miss Mary Gleason were pronounced man and wife by Rev. Father Hyacinth. After the services the wedding party drove to the home of the groom's parents. William Mylett is too well known to the readers of The Signal to need an introduction. And the bride is a daughter of Mrs. John Gleason, living north of Monroe, and is a lady who counts as friends all her acquaintances. Wednesday morning at nine o'clock William Soulliere and Miss Josie Leas stood before the same altar while Father Hyacinth spoke the magic words that made them one. After the ceremony the wedding party went to the home of the bride's mother, in the west part of the town where throughout the afternoon and evening festivities were indulged in by numerous friends of the happy young people. Wm. Soulliere is a prosperous young farmer who lives on a farm a short distance west of town, to which he and his bride went to make their home. And again at ten o'clock Mr. John Mark and Miss Grace Lawrence of Grand Prairie township, stood before the altar and promised to "love and cherish," "so long as life shall last." The wedding party drove to the home of the bride where an informal reception was held in the afternoon. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. E.C. Morrow and is well and favorably known. John Mark is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mark. He has a fine farm in Knox county, to which he and his bride will move and make a home. [Platte Center.]
KUMMER--Mrs. Rudolph Kummer died last Sunday evening at her home in the southeast part of the city from the effects of lagrippe. The previous Wednesday, while enjoying usual health, Mrs. Kummer was taken with a severe cold. Her condition was not considered serious, however, until a few hours before she died. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in the German Reformed church, Rev. R. Neumarker being in charge. The remains were laid to rest in Columbus cemetery. The maiden name of Mrs. Kummer was Elizabeth Klenchey. She was born May 16, 1829, being at the time of her death nearly seventy-six years old. In February, 1851, she was married to Rudolph Kummer, and four years later they came to America, residing at Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Kummer came to Platte county with the earliest settlers in 1859, and shared together all the trials and hardships of the real pioneers. They have since resided in this vicinity, retiring from active work and moving to this city eleven years ago. Mrs. Kummer was the mother of ten children, six of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are Robert, Otto, Albert and Rudolph Kummer, the three former residing in this community, and Rudolph living at Red Cloud, Nebraska.
HENRY--The funeral of the late Mrs. Andrew Henry took place at the Henry residence last Sunday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock. According to the wishes expressed by Mrs. Henry a year or two ago the service was very simple. Prayer was offered and a passage of scripture was read by Rev. G.A. Munro, of the Congregational church, and a mixed quartette sang "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me," the two favorite hymns of Mrs. Henry. By an afternoon train the body was taken to Fremont for burial. Those who acted as pallbearers were Messrs. C.E. Pollock, O.T. Roen, Theo. Friedhof, J.D. Stires, G.G. Becher and H.F. Hockenberger.
HEGEMAN--Columbus friends of Christian Hegeman will be pained to learn of his recent death, which occurred Thursday of last week at Schuyler. For months Mr. Hegeman had been in poor health, and last fall was stricken with paralysis. Since that time he and his wife and little daughter have been living with Mrs. Hegeman's father, F.W. Gaeth, at Schuyler. The funeral was held Sunday, several friends from this city attending. Mr. Hegeman was born in Germany July 19, 1865, being at the time of his death nearly forty years of age. In company with three brothers he came to Columbus direct from Germany in 1875, and had since made his home here most of the time, being engaged principally in hotel work. June 14, 1900, he was united in marriage with Miss Matie Gaeth, of Schuyler, who, with one daughter, survive him. In this country he also left three brothers, Charles Hegeman, of this city, Ed Hegeman, formerly of Columbus but now residing in California, and another brother who lives at Milwaukee.
BACKENHUS--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Backenhus, residing eight miles north of the city, died Sunday. The funeral was held Tuesday, with interment in the Loseke Creek cemetery.
McKILLIP--Gladys, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McKillip, residing near Bellwood, died last Saturday from the effects of pneumonia. The funeral was held Monday at Bellwood.
CRAUN--Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Craun, residing four miles north of Columbus, are mourning the loss of their infant son, Norris L., who died last Saturday evening. The child was born January 9, and from the time of birth suffered with an affliction of the heart seldom seen in the medical world. At the home Monday afternoon Rev. L.R. DeWolfe, of the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted the funeral, and the body was laid to rest in the Columbus cemetery.
FOSTER--The eleven-months-old daughter of L.C. Foster died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Canfield, last evening. The little one was a sufferer from birth and lately contracted catarrahl pneumonia which caused her death. [Humphrey.]
WHITE--Cornelius, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin White, died yesterday, after an illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, in the west part of town, with burial in Columbus cemetery.
FORMAN--Supervisor Ernst last Monday visited the home of Martin Forman, in the extreme western part of the county, to investigate a rumor to effect that Forman was neglecting other members of his family who were sick. The rumor was given publicity last week by Editor Frank Davis, in the Silver Creek Sand. It is charged that Forman had refused to call a physician to his home, although one of his children had died from some disease, and that he was trying to treat his wife, who was lying at the point of death, with patent medicines. After giving the matter personal investigation Supervisor Ernst discovered that there was not an iota of truth to the malicious rumor. It was true that one of Forman's children had died, and that his wife was seriously ill, but Forman had employed a physician to look after them, and had done the best he could for the sick ones in his household.
Columbus Telegram, February 24, 1905
THOMSON--A son was born last Friday night to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomson, residing in the east part of town.
WAKE--The storks in passing flight report the birth of a son last Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wake, at Seward.
MacDAIRMID-MERRILL--A wedding took place at Staplehurst last Wednesday which will be of interest to many people in Columbus, especially to the young people who were attending the city schools a few years ago, as the bride was formerly a popular young lady of this city. Her name was Miss Fannie Merrill. She was married to Dr. Steward MacDairmid, of Omaha. Those attending the wedding from this city were Mrs. W.A. McAllister and daughter, Helen, Mrs. Oscar Burns and Misses Martha and Alfreda Post. Mrs. McAllister and Mrs. Burns are cousins of the bride. One of the guests has handed The Telegram the following details in regard to the wedding: "It was a very pretty affair. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. S.F. Weatherby, of Staplehurst, at high noon. The rooms were darkened, and lighted with candles. Pink and white carnations were the floral decorations. Rev. G.F. Williams, of Seward, performed the ceremony, using the beautiful ring service. The bride was gowned in white crepe de chine over white taffeta, and carried Easter lillies. Her maid of honor was Miss Mabel Stevens, of Omaha, who wore white organdie over white silk, and carried bridesmaid roses. Mr. Lesly MacDairmid, of Omaha, a brother of the groom, was best man. After the ceremony a three-course dinner was served. Many friends of the young people from over the state, especially Seward and Lincoln, were present. Mr. and Mrs. MacDairmid will be at home after March 15, at 621 south Fifteenth street, Omaha."
MICEK--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Micek died last Saturday from the effects of pneumonia. The funeral was held at the Catholic church last Monday. The child was four months old.
RICKLEY--Ella Vesta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Rickley, died last Friday evening, after an illness of one week with pneumonia. She was thirteen years old the 13th of last January. From infancy the little girl had been an invalid. The funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon, many neighbors of the bereaved family attending. Rev. G.A. Munro, of the Congregational church, was in charge. His reference to the little girl whose earthly life had been fraught with so many trials and hardships was beautiful, and touching in the extreme. Relatives of the bereaved family who were present at the funeral were Mr. Wm. Rickley, of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Mary Buresh and son, Anton, of Prague, Nebraska.
CATTAU--Scarlet fever has invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cattau, residing nine miles northeast of Columbus, in Bismark township, and with most disastrous results. At the present time Mrs. Cattau is the only member of the family who is not afflicted. The first of the week Mr. Cattau, two sons and one daughter were reported very ill. One daughter, Martha, a child four years old, died from the effects of the disease last Sunday. The funeral for the little girl was held in the Shell Creek Lutheran church Monday afternoon, Rev. Graunenhorst being in charge. The Cattau home is under quarantine, and a professional nurse, Miss Wise, of this city, is attending the sick ones.
GISIN--The death of Christian Gisin occurred Tuesday night at his home in the southeast part of the city. For several months Mr. Gisin had been ailing, but not to an extent that he was bed-ridden, and he persisted in remaining at his work until last Saturday. A general breaking down of his health is given as the nature of the illness which resulted in his death. Mr. Gisin came to Columbus in 1870 as a companion of Henry Gass. He and Mr. Gass had known each other in the old country. Together they came to America in 1868. Before coming to this city they stopped for two years at Rochelle, Illinois. Both were cabinet makers. They made the first coffin ever made in Columbus. Twenty years ago Mr. Gisin went to work at the Kersenbrock brewery as a cooper, and up to the time of his death that has been his employment. The deceased was sixty-four years and six months old. He was born in Canton Basal, Switzerland. In 1873 he was married in this city to Mrs. Mary Smith, who survives him. The funeral service was held at the German Reformed church yesterday afternoon, Rev. R. Neumarker being in charge.
WAGNER--After suffering untold agonies for months and years from the effects of tuberculosis Lewis J. Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, of this city, died last Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock at St. Mary's hospital. Peculiar circumstances surround the sad experience of the young man who was taken away. Six or seven years ago, while enjoying the best of health he met with a trivial accident in which one of his knees was badly bruised. He suffered considerable pain and trouble by the injury, but physicians advised him to give it no special treatment, as it would soon outgrow itself. He was then living on the Pacific coast. A year and a half ago Mr. Wagner was forced to enter a hospital for an operation and treatment. He remained there several months, but with little benefit, and last April came to Columbus, hoping that the change of climate and treatment would do him good. But he had waited too long. The poisonous germs of the disease with which he was afflicted had infected his entire system. After the lower limb his left arm was next affected, and later the lungs. The latter condition was directly the cause of his death. Had he lived Mr. Wagner would have been thirty-two years old the 23rd day of next June. He was born in Cuming county, Nebraska, and came with his parents to Columbus in March, 1891. For a few years he remained in the in the [sic] city, being associated with his father in the furniture business, and later being employed as a clerk in other business houses of the city. About ten years ago he left for the west. By trade he was a professional cook, and during his sojourn in the west he was engaged most of the time as cook for large gangs of railroad workmen. A part of the time, however, he was in business for himself in the city of Spokane, Washington, and with signal success, but was burned out, and lost all that he had accumulated. Besides the father and mother the deceased is survived by four brothers and two sisters in his own family. The brothers are August Wagner, of this city; George and John Wagner, residing in the state of Washington; Wm. Wagner, of Lakeview, Oregon; and the sisters are Mrs. Mary Otterpohl and Mrs. Celia Ewing, of Madison, Nebraska. The funeral services for the deceased were held at the Catholic church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
LINDSLEY--Warren Lindsley died at his home about seven miles west of Bellwood, at 2 a.m. Thursday morning aged 78 years. Deceased had been ill for over a week with pneumonia. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Brown school house. Mr. Lindsley's wife, aged about 75 years survives her husband and in her declining days has the sympathy of her many friends.
??--Word received from Mrs. A. Engel who went to Chicago last week on account of the serious illness of a brother, states that her brother had died. Her mother is now very ill. Mrs. Engel will remain there during the illness of her mother. [Creston.]
VANDERHOFF--Word reached St. Edward yesterday saying that Miss Fay Vanderhoof had died that morning at 2 o'clock at Phenix, Arizona. Her mother and father were both at her deathbed, Mr. Vanderhoof having left for Arizona about a month ago. Until about ten months ago Miss Vanderhoof had enjoyed the best of health. A few months after her first illness, she began to show symptoms of consumption. A little more than three months ago her mother took her to Phenix hoping that the climate there would bring the hoped for relief. However her condition was at no time encouraging after reaching Phenix, and about a month ago her father was called to her bedside, where he remained until death released her from suffering. [St. Edward.]
SMITH--Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Smith, arrived home Sunday on the belated passenger with the remains of their son, Ralph, who died in Alberquerque, New Mexico, Monday evening. About the middle of December, Mr. and Mrs. Smith together with Ralph went to New Mexico in hopes that it would benefit the latter's health. He lingered until Monday evening, February 6, when the sad end came. [Leigh.]
HOGAN--Mrs. George Godkin and two children, of the Mayville neighborhood, returned last evening from Columbus, where she had been to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Hogan, which occurred last Saturday. [Platte Center.]
Columbus Telegram, March 3, 1905
COX--A son was born last week to Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Cox, residing east of the city. The child has since been very ill, but the attending physician is hopeful for its recovery.
HEIDEN--A daughter was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Heiden, residing in north Columbus.
WESTFALL--A son was born last Saturday night to Dr. and Mrs. Westfall. [Lindsay.]
WEAVER--A son was born Wednesday night to Mr. and Mrs. V.H. Weaver.
BRUNKEN-PETERSON--Columbus friends of the contracting parties have received invitations to the wedding of Miss Maria Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carsten Petersen, of Platte Center, to Mr. William Brunken. The wedding will take place at the German Lutheran church near Platte Center on Wednesday, March 15. The prospective groom is a brother of J.L. Brunken, of this city.
McCARVILLE-COUPONS--Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coupons have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Louisa, to Mr. Joseph McCarville, the wedding to take place at St. Bonaventura church in this city Monday forenoon, March 6. After the ceremony a wedding feast will be held at the bride's home on Shell Creek.
CAVEY-KILLIAN--Last Wednesday Barbara Killian was married to Mike Cavey at Albion. Mr. and Mrs. Cavey have commenced housekeeping on a farm west of St. Edward. When Mr. Cavey was temporarily editing the St. Edward Sun, he and the writer exchanged some very doubtful compliments, but upon a joyous occasion of this kind, such little differences must be sidetracked, and we join Mr. Cavey's friends in extending best wishes for a happy future. In the distribution of the fragrant "Havanas," Mr. Cavey did not recognize party lines, nor party factions. [St. Edward.]
METERA-BOGUS--Married, at the Catholic church in Tarnov, on Wednesday morning, February 22, Mr. Joe Metera, of Omaha, and Miss Melena Bogus, of this place. The wedding festivities were begun at the home of the bride's parents Tuesday evening and continued forty-eight hours. Eating, drinking, dancing, singing and having a good time generally was indulged in by a large number of friends and countrymen of the wedded people, and many valuable presents were received by them. [Platte Center.]
VIATA--Mrs. Viata, at the age of ninety years, died last Friday evening at her home in the southeast part of the city. Old age is ascribed as the cause of death. Her husband died about two years ago.
KIMBALL--Mrs. S.B. Loranz, who has been visiting during the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Howard, was called to Omaha the first of the week by the serious illness of a sister, Mrs. R.B. Kimball. Word came yesterday that Mrs. Kimball died during the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Howard are both in Omaha to attend the funeral.
ONIK--Mrs. Anna Onik, a Polish woman of this city, died last Friday night at St. Mary's hospital. Her husband, George Onik, and one son six years old survive her.
HAUCK--Clara, the nine year old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Hauck died at her home Tuesday morning, after over a weeks illness with appendicitis. The funeral services was held at St. Francis church Thursday morning and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. [Humphrey.]
OLCUTT--Mrs. Harley Olcutt, residing in Polk county, eleven miles south of Columbus, died very suddenly yesterday from the effects of heart failure. For a week previous she had been ill, but it was not considered seriously. The deceased was a sister of Frank Beard, and was related by marriage to Mrs. C.S. Easton and Mrs. Otto Kummer, of this city. She was born November 28, 1870, in Branch county, Michigan, being at the time of her death past thirty-four years of age. She was married to Mr. Olcott at Shelby in February, 1889. Her husband, one daughter and one son survive her. The funeral of Mrs. Olcutt will be held at the residence next Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, with interment in the cemetery at Bellwood.
MICHELSON--Last Tuesday Peter Michelson received a message from Norfolk, stating this his brother's wife had died there. [Oldenbusch.]
BOYLE--Miss Alice Boyle received a telegram last Thursday informing her of the death of a brother, Will Boyle, at Cheyenne, Wyoming. The young man was killed instantly in an elevator accident. He was about eighteen years old. Miss Boyle and her cousin, Will McAuliffe, went to Cheyenne on Friday to attend the funeral. [Lindsay.]
Columbus Telegram, March 10, 1905
It was a busy day at Judge Ratterman's matrimonial counter last Saturday, and it was not a bargain day, either. No less than five good-looking couples appeared before his honor for license to be happy ever afterward. They identified themselves as follows: Arthur B. Dolan, of North Bend, and Mary Hoeflefinger, of Columbus; Wm. F. Loseke and Caroline Korte, of Columbus; Joseph McCarville, of Platte Center, and Louisa Coupons, of Columbus; Edward R. Glenn, of Fullerton, and Sophia Paprocki, of Columbus; Henning Bergstrom and Jennie Wingren, of Genoa. The judge had only one kick coming in regard to his business--all the applicants went some place else to get married.
GLENN-PAPROCKI; McCARVILLE-COUPONS; JURKOWSKI-CZUBA; DOLAN-HAFELFINGER--Three weddings took place at St. Bonaventura Catholic church last Monday, and one the following day, and it is quite a remarkable coincidence that all the newly married people will reside at some other point. The ceremonies were performed for Edward P. Glenn, of Fullerton, and Mrs. Sophia L. Paprocki; Joseph McCarville, of Platte Center, and Miss Louisa Coupons; John Jurkowski, of Genoa, and Miss Theresia Czuba; and Arthur Dolan, of North Bend, and Miss Mary Hafelfinger. The brides all reside in Columbus.
WHITE-BEATY--Mr. Russell White and Miss Ethel Beaty, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Beaty in Leigh, yesterday at 11 o'clock, Rev. J.F. Smith of the Congregational church officiating. The rooms were tastefully decorated with cut flowers, consisting of ferns, carnations and roses. [Leigh.]
RING-BRODFUEHRER--The marriage of Miss Louisa Brodfuehrer and Mr. Randall Ring was solemnized Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Brodfuehrer, on north Olive street. Rev. R. Neumarker, of the German Reformed church, was the officiating minister. Miss Augusta Kaufman was bridesmaid, and Mr. Alvin Brodfuehrer was groomsman. These and other members of the bride's family were the only witnesses. Mr. Ring is a traveling man who resides at Milaca, Minn., which will be the future home of the young couple. The bride and groom departed for their home on the evening of their wedding day.
WEAVER--Peculiarly pathetic were the circumstances attending the death of Mrs. V.H. Weaver, who departed this life last Friday evening, at her home on Olive street. For several months she had been an invalid, and about three weeks ago was attacked by pneumonia. While suffering from that affliction she became the mother of a baby boy, and two days later death gave her release from physical pain. The little one lives, and is in apparent perfect health. Besides her husband, she is survived by the babe and by two sons, Allan and Howard, aged six and five years. The maiden name of Mrs. Weaver was Effa May Beardsley. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Beardsley, and had made her home in this city since 1884, when her parents moved here from Iowa. She was born February 7, 1872, at Newton, Iowa. She became the wife of Mr. Weaver September 8, 1898. Mrs. Weaver was an alumna of Columbus high school, graduating with the class of '88. By all who knew her she was esteemed for many womanly qualities. The funeral in her honor was held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. G.A. Munro, of the Congregational church, conducting the services. The service at the graveside in Columbus cemetery was in charge of the Order of the Eastern Star, of which the deceased was a prominent member.
STEINBAUGH--The Omaha Bee last Monday morning contained notice of the death of William F. Steinbaugh, formerly a resident of this community, who in late years had resided in Council Bluffs. According to the report the death of Mr. Steinbaugh bordered on the mysterious. His body was found half submerged in the water of a small creek passing through the city. That he had been drinking the night before and was probably under the influence of liquor when he started home was disclosed by investigations of the police, but hardly explained the cause of his death or the reason for finding his body in the creek. At the same time there were no marks of violence on his person. Steinbaugh was a plasterer by trade. For many years he lived in Lost Creek and Monroe townships in this county, and later moved to Columbus. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Williams and E.O. Steinbaugh, who formerly lived here, but are now in Council Bluffs. Another brother, Benjamin, lives in Omaha. The body of the dead man was brought to Monroe for burial, the funeral taking place in the Congregational church Wednesday forenoon.
RYAN--P.E. McKillip received a telegram yesterday conveying the sad news of the death of Chas. Ryan which occurred at Los Angeles, California, Wednesday at 9 o'clock p.m. This is indeed a sad case. Only a short time ago Charles was a perfect picture of health and physical development, and he saw before him the brightest prospects for the future, but all at once his fond hopes were shattered by the appearance of that dread disease, consumption. In the hope that our fine Nebraska climate would assist in restoring his lost health, he came to Humphrey, last year and took an interest with his uncle, P.E. McKillip, in the stores owned by the McKillip Mercantile Co., and held the position of secretary-treasurer of the company for a few months, when it became necessary for him to seek a different climate. From here, in company with his mother, who did for him only what a mother could do, he went to Wyoming, but a few months at this place proved of no benefit, so he returned to California. [Humphrey.]
DORR--The Genoa Leader reports that George Dorr, a farmer residing northwest of Genoa, was kicked by a cow one day last week and sustained injuries from which he died Sunday. The kick injured an old rupture which the man had been carrying for several years. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, having served with the 22nd Illinois infantry from 1861 to 1865. He had resided near Genoa about three years. He left a wife and five children.
RATTERMAN--After a lingering illness, attended by much pain and suffering, Mary, wife of County Judge Ratterman, passed away at eleven o'clock this forenoon. At her bedside when the end came were all the members of her family, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Brausch, of Yankton, South Dakota. Mrs. Ratterman was conscious within an hour of the time of her death.
The illness of Mrs. Ratterman dates back nearly two years, although she had been bedfast only a few weeks. Her trouble was of a nature for which there was no hope for medical relief. During the past few weeks she submitted to several surgical operations, but the relief thus afforded was only temporary at best. The pain she suffered is beyond the power of words to express, yet through all she was patient and forebearing, hopeful always for the best, and solicitous for her family. That the end was very near at hand became apparent last Monday. At that time her son and daughter who reside at a distance were sent for, and the family remained constantly at her bedside. Her death had been momentarily expected through the week.
Mrs. Ratterman was forty-nine years old. Her maiden name was Mary Kuchata. She was born in the city of Vienna, Austria, and came to this country when a child ten years of age. Her parents settled in Cedar county, Nebraska. July 2, 1879, at Yankton, South Dakota, she was married to John Ratterman. They moved to Platte county fifteen years ago, residing in Humphrey until three years ago, when her husband was elected county judge and moved to Columbus.
Surviving Mrs. Ratterman are her husband and six children. The children are Mrs. George Bender, of Cornlea, Frank Ratterman, of South Omaha, and John, Clara, May and Lucy Ratterman, who are still at home. She also leaves two sisters and five brothers. They are Mrs. Julia Branch, of South Dakota; Sister Barbara, who is in a convent in Illinois, I.W. Zavadil of Humphrey, and four brothers living in Cedar county. The funeral will be held at the residence next Monday morning at 9 o'clock, followed with requiem high mass at St. Bonaventura church at 9:30 o'clock. The service will be in charge of St. Ann society of the Catholic church, of which Mrs. Ratterman was a member.
COTTAU--The six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cottau, residing ten miles northeast of Columbus, died last night from hemmorhages resulting from scarlet fever. The little girl practically bled to death, the blood issuing from her mouth and nose. The is the second child that has been removed from the Cottau home during the past month by the ravages of scarlet fever. All the other members of the family, with the exception of Mrs. Cottau, were afflicted with the disease, but they are now reported on the way to recovery.
Columbus Journal, March 15, 1905
RATTERMAN--Mrs. John Ratterman died at her home in Columbus Saturday after an illness of two months.
Miss Mary Kuchla was born in Vienna, Austria in 1856, coming to Cedar county, Nebraska, with her parents when she was ten years old.
She was married July 2, 1879 to John Ratterman who taught school in Cedar county for fifteen years previous to his coming to Humphrey in 1890. Four years ago Mrs. Ratterman came to Columbus with her husband when he was elected county judge and has made many friends here. She was a member of St. Ann's Society. Mrs. Ratterman leaves six children, Mrs. Geo. Bender of Cornlea, Frank of Omaha, John, Jr., Clara, May and Lucy at home. She leaves also a father, five brothers and two sisters in Cedar county.
The funeral was held Monday morning in the Catholic church in this city at 9:30.
Columbus Telegram, March 17, 1905
STUTMAN-DEHMLOW--Mr. Fred Stutman and Miss Bertha Dehmlow were united in marriage in the Shell Creek church last Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Grauenhorst. Both parties reside near the Colfax county line on Shell Creek.
ALT-SMITH--Mr. Ferdinand Alt and Miss Tollie Smith were married at St. Joseph's church Monday. After the ceremony at the church dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith. The young couple have the well wishes of everybody in this community. [Bellwood.]
RATTERMAN--The funeral obsequies for the late Mrs. John Ratterman were held at St. Bonaventura church last Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Attendance at the funeral was very large. The ladies' St. Anne society of the church attended in a body, and had charge of the service at the grave. The pall bearers were Messrs. John Graf, Theodore Moersen and Gottlieb Frischolz, chosen from the Catholic Knights society, and Messrs. Mark Burke, John Byrnes and Lawrence Wernert, from the Forresters society. The relatives of the deceased who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Zavadil and two sons, of Humphrey; Joseph Kuchta, a brother, residing at Yankton, South Dakota, and Mrs. Lena Zavadil, a sister-in-law, residing in Cedar county.
NAYLOR--With general surprise to Columbus people came announcement of the death of James Naylor, who passed away Tuesday evening at eight o'clock at his home in the Third ward. Very few had been aware that he was not in usual good health, and indeed his condition was not regarded critical until less than a week ago, when members of his family were apprised of his serious illness and summoned to his bedside. Ordinarily Mr. Naylor was a man of very robust constitution, and had seldom known a sick day in his life until a year or two ago, when he became afflicted with a kidney and liver trouble. His decline in health had since been very pronounced. Mr. Naylor had been a resident of this county and community for over thirty years. He came here in May, 1874, from Canada. For eleven years his family lived on a farm three miles east of Duncan, while he remained in Columbus and followed his trade as blacksmith. He was associated in the blacksmith business with Charles Matthews and a man named Rogers. Mr. Naylor was a native of County Limerick, Ireland. He was born New Year day, in 1837, being at the time of his death a little past sixty-eight years old. When a boy he came with his parents to the dominion of Canada, where he lived several years. He was married November 12, 1860, at Canifton, Ontario, to Miss Nancy M. Outwatter. His wife and six children survive him. The children are Mrs. George C. Smith, of Fullerton; J.O. Naylor, of Rochester, New York; Mrs. Frank Strother, of Primrose, Nebraska; Mrs. C.L. Stillman, of Lead, South Dakota; Mrs. A.M. Covert and F.D. Naylor, of this city. All the children except the son who lives in New York were present at the funeral. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. W.N. Halsey, pastor of the church conducting the service. The place of interment was Columbus cemetery.
LICHT--Mrs. Christian Licht who lived on one of the Ottis farms north of town died Tuesday night about 11 o'clock of asthma at the age of 56 years. Deceased leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and the remains were buried in the Humphrey cemetery. [Humphrey.]
ROHRICH--Ludwig Rohrich, who went to Germany last fall to be treated for cancer of the ear, it is reported, is dead. Deceased was a member of the A.O.U.W. order of Bellwood and was in good standing at death. His children here kept up his assessments. [Bellwood.]
SCHLEH--A.G. Schleh died last night at 9 o'clock of Brights disease. Mr. Schleh's health has been failing fast for the last two years, but not until very recently was it known to his many friends that his condition was so dangerous. Funeral services will be held Sunday from the Presbyterian church. [St. Edward.]
HEDLUND--Edgar Hedlund, a brakeman on the Union Pacific line between Genoa and Spalding, was killed by the cars __ Genoa last Monday morning while ___sting in making up his train. He was crushed to death. An authentic recount of the accident has not reached Columbus. One report says the accident was due to his own carelessness; that after preparing for the coupling and signaling the engineer to back the train Hedlund attempted to pass between the cars and was caught. Another report, brought by a traveling man who saw the accident, is to effect that it was caused by __at car loaded with lumber in such a way that ends protruded over the coupling apparatus. Hedlund lived __ Genoa. He frequently came to Columbus, and was well liked among the railroad men here. He held their respect as a gentleman, and was regarded as an excellent railroad man--__eful, straight and competent. Several of the local railroad men attended the funeral held in his honor __ Genoa Wednesday afternoon. At the funeral Mark Burke and Harry __sselman, from this place, represented the Trainmen's Brotherhood at the funeral.
Columbus Telegram, March 24, 1905
MERZ--A son, their twelfth child, was born last Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Merz.
THOMAZIN-WELIN--Invitations are issued for the marriage next Wednesday, March 22, at Genoa, of Mr. George Thomazin and Miss Alma Josephine Welin. These young people are well known in this vicinity, Mr. Thomazin being a brother of Mrs. T.S. Hoare, and Miss Welin formerly lived in the West HIll neighborhood. [Platte Center.]
SCHAECHER-MUELLER--The marriage of Joseph Schaecher, jr., and Miss Louise Mueller was solemnized yesterday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Mueller, north of this city. Rev. R. Neumarker, of the German Reformed church, performed the ceremony. The groom is the son of Joseph Schaecher, overseer of the county poor farm.
BRUNKEN-PETERSEN--Married, at the German Lutheran church, four miles west of Platte Center, on Wednesday, March 15th, Mr. William Brunken and Miss Mary Petersen. Mr. Carsten Petersen jr., brother of the bride, and Miss Brunken, sister of the groom, attended them during the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Miessler of Columbus. Dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carsten Peterson. The groom is a son of John Brunken of Shell Creek township. About seventy-five people were present and many presents were bestowed. The young couple will live on the Hans Jepson farm. [Platte Center.]
SIMONTON-JORDIAN--Mr. Marcus Simonton and Miss Leotta Jordian were united in marriage at the home of Al Simonton, northeast of town, on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m., Rev. W.R. Warren of this place officiating. Only relatives and a few close friends of the contracting parties were present. After the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served, and the evening was very pleasantly spent. Mr. and Mrs. Simonton are highly respected by all who know them. They will immediately go to housekeeping on a farm a few miles northeast of town. [Creston.]
WILES-MORAN--Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elias have received word of the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Hattie Moran, which took place at Council Bluffs last week. The groom is Mr. Jesse Wiles, a farmer residing near Grand Island.
NAYLOR--Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Stillman returned Wednesday, by way of Omaha, to their home at Lead, South Dakota. They had been called here by the death of Mrs. Stillman's father, James Naylor. Owing to a delay in the transmission of the telegraphic message informing him of Mr. Naylor's death, Mr. Stillman did not arrive here until after the funeral. J.O. Naylor, a son of the deceased, attended the funeral, arriving here but an hour or two before the time set for it. He will remain here for a few days, visiting his relatives and friends. He is now located in business at Rochester, New York. It is about fifteen years since Mr. Naylor called Columbus his home. He is astounded by the rapid growth of the city since his last visit here, three years ago.
JONES--James Jones received a message Wednesday informing him of the death of his brother, Arthur Jones, who died very suddenly Tuesday night at St. Joseph, Missouri. Three weeks ago the young man left Columbus in rugged health, and his brother here has no idea of what could have been the nature of his fatal illness. The body will probably be taken to South Omaha for burial, in which event the Columbus brother will attend the funeral. The deceased was twenty-one years old. For a year past he had been associated with his brother here in running a shining parlor.
LAMPERT--Mrs. Wm. Ripp has just received word of the sudden death of her brother, Fred Lampert, which occurred at Waterloo, Iowa, on February 19. [Humphrey.]
MURRAY--__ Murray returned last Friday from Iroquois, Canada, where he had been called by the recent death of his ____. His father passed away the ___ __ter Mr. Murray started for the ____.
TANNAHILL--John Tannahill, formerly a resident of this vicinity, died March 13, at Yorktown, in the Northwest Territory of the dominion of Canada. The information was conveyed here by a letter from a daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Jennie Brimblecomb, who wrote Mr. J.H. Galley to so inform the members of the Baker post, Grand Army of the Republic, of which Mr. Tannahill had been a member. The cause of his dissolution was heart disease. While living here Mr. Tannahill resided on a farm just southeast of town, which still bears the name of the Tannahill farm. He moved away about five years ago, but to what destination had been known by very few of his former neighbors until this recent notification of his death. Mr. Tannahill was sixty-one years old.
WISE--Word has reached Columbus this week of the death of Charles H. Wise, formerly a resident of this city, who in late years had been living at Argentine, Kansas, and employed as a locomotive engineer. None of the particulars, nor the date of his death are known here. He was a brother of Misses Alice and Emma Wise and Mrs. Mason Beall, of this city, and a brother of Dennis J. Wise, quite well known here, but whose present address is unknown. The deceased leaves a wife and one child.
Columbus Telegram, March 31, 1905
CAHILL--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cahill, of Longmont, Colorado, a 10-pound son, on March 20. [Platte Center.]
WINKLER--Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winkler last Thursday morning, March 23, a charming baby girl, who weighed ten pounds. [Lindsay.]
IMHOF--A son was born last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Imhof. [Duncan.]
SPEHRLI-RUNGE--Mr. Casper Spehrli and Miss Emma Runge, of this city, were married Wednesday of last week at David City. The bride is a daughter of August Runge, residing in the southeast part of town. Wednesday evening the bride and groom were tendered a charivari by several of their friends. They will reside on a farm southwest of Columbus.
THOMAZIN-WELIN--One of the prettiest little weddings of the season, took place at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. John Welin in Genoa, March 22, when Alma Josephine, their eldest daughter, was united in marriage to George Thomazin of St. Edward, in the presence of a few close relatives and a few intimate friends. Rev. E. Emil Malmstrom of the Sweedish Methodist church speaking the magic words that made them husband and wife. As the clock chimed the hour of five Miss Muriel Thomazin played the wedding march and the bridal party took their places. The bride was beautifully dresesd in white persian lawn and was attended by her sister Miss Ellen. The groom wore the conventional black, and was attended by his brother, James, of Platte Center. After the ceremony, all were invited to the dining room where a feast fit for kings awaited them. The wedding presents were numerous and valuable. The bride is one of Genoa's fairest daughters, and one has but to know her to love her. George is well known here and has hosts of friends. They will make their home three miles east of St. Edward where George has kept bachelor ... [St. Edward.]
JONES--Jimmy Jones has been informed that the announcement last week of the death of his brother, Arthur Jones, was entirely premature. The brother is very sick with pneumonia in a hospital at St. Joseph, Mo., but is still alive. The report of his death last week was due to a statement by the physicians that he was dying, and the remark was overheard by a brother who sent the messages, without waiting for developments.
DAVIS--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Davis, of the Postville neighborhood, died of inflamation of the bowels last Sunday. Rev. Heide conducted the funeral Tuesday. Interment wa at the Monroe cemetery. [Platte Center.]
HART--R.C. Hart received word the first of the week, of the death of a brother in Slipton, England. He was 78 years of age.
SNELSON--Mrs. Mary Snelson died at her residence in this city on Friday last after a long illness. Her death was not unexpected as she had been gradually failing for months. The funeral was held at the Methodist church on Sunday and the remains were interred in the Genoa cemetery. The deceased was 65 years old and had been a resident of Genoa many years. She leaves several children to mourn her departure. [Genoa.]
GIBB--News was received Thursday morning of the death of Henry Gibb at his home in Monroe township. He had been sick for some time, and for a time dangerously so, but the last few weeks he had been much better and was gaining his usual strength when the change came which resulted in his death. Mr. Gibb had been a resident of Monroe township for the last twelve or fourteen years, and had the esteem and respect of all. The funeral will be held Saturday and he will be buried beside his wife in the New Hope cemetery. [Monroe.]
DAVIS--Eddie, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Davis, died on Sunday, March 19, after a short illness, and was buried in the New Hope cemetery at the Congregational church on Tuesday, Rev. Heide, of Platte Center, preaching the funeral sermon. Little Eddie was born January 10, 1901, and was over four years old at the time of his death. [Monroe.]
McDONALD--Miss Anna McDonald, a patient at St. Mary's hospital, died last Sunday morning from the effects of consumption. The funeral was held at the Catholic church Tuesday. The deceased was twenty-eight years old.
PAULSEN--August Paulsen, at the advanced age of 78 years, died last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, P.A. Paulsen. Mr. Paulsen had been in feeble health for a long time, but had been bedfast only about four months. Old age, or senility, is ascribed as the cause of his death. The funeral took place Sunday forenoon. At the house Reverend Callou conducted a short service, and later at the Danish Lutheran church, south of town, of which the deceased had long been a member, the service was in charge of Reverend Hald, the pastor. Interment was made in the cemetery adjacent to the church yard. Mr. Paulsen was one of the most highly respected citizens in this community, and the attendance at the funeral obsequies in his honor was very large. Mr. Paulsen was a native of Denmark, where he was born in 1827. He was there married to Miss Anna Anderson. Thirteen children were born to them, of whom ten died in childhood. The three living are P.A. Paulsen, Mrs. Chris Jensen and Mrs. Carl Paulsen. The mother died fifteen years ago. Mr. Paulsen came to America in 1891, and had since resided in this community. [Lindsay.]
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