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Film// 10738 HANKINSON NEWS ' Jan. '3,- 1957 -' Dec.' 31 ,1959 •f" 



ROY ZILLGITT DIES at FAIRMOUNT 
Roy Zillgitt, 54, died at his home in Fairmount, Thursday morning, Jan. 3rd. He is 
survived by his wife and two children, Larry'and Kathleen. 
No funeral arrangements have been made. . . 

* * * * **'**** January 3, 1957 

FATHER of MRS. C. SEIVERT DIES at LARIMORE 
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Seivert returned to Hankinson New Year's Day after attending the 
funeral of her father, John Williams, at Larimore. • Mr. Williams passed away at a Grand 
Forks Hospital after a short illness. He was 80 years old. 

********** January 3, 1957 

SON of FORMER PUBLISHER KILLED in AUTO ACCIDENT 
Word reached here last Saturday that Charles Kratzer, Jr., 16, was killed in an auto 
accident near Seward, NE., on Dec. 1st. Although details are lacking, it is known that '• 
the mishap occurred on a country road near Seward with a group of other teen-age boys. 
Others in the group were injured. 

Young Kratzer was the son of Chas. Kratzer, Sr., of Seward and step-son of Mrs. Nell 
Kratzer of Edgemont, SD. Mr. and Mrs. Kratzer published the Hankinson News from September 
of 1948 until November 1st, 1951, when they left Hankinson. 

********** January 3, 1957 

SERVICES HELD for AUGUST AMELIA THOMES 
Funeral services for Gusta Amelia Thomes, 87, were held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 
Wahpeton, Dec. 21st, with the Rev. A. A. Dierks officiating. 

Pallbearers were Edwin, Gust, , Marvin and Floyd Propp and Ray Strobusch. 

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were with Anderson Funeral Home. 

Augusta Thomes, Fairmount, ND., was bom in Germany on March 9, 1869, to Carl and 
Henrietta Strobusch. She was married to Gust Thomes on November ..., 1886. She died from 
the complications of old age at the home of her nephew and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stro- 
busch at Fairmount, where she had stayed for years. 

Surviving are two sons: Loran Thomes, Watertown, SD. , and Lloyd A. Thomes, Great Falls, 
MT., one grandson, Francis F. Faber, Minneapolis, and five great-grandchildren. 

********** January 3, 1957 

MANTADOR GIRL MURDERED 
The day long search came to an end here at 4:20 PM. , Tuesday, when the partially nude 
body of Rosemary Mertes was found by Anton Mersch, John Pellman and Helmuth Leske, as they 
were making a final check of abandoned buildings in the area. The body was lying in a thi- 
cket just 20 yards from the road leading to the farm yard. The farm is owned by Mrs. Anna 
Mauch and was last occupied by the Erbie Bemdt family. According to authorities the body 
which is visible in the center of the picture above, apparently had been carried to the 
thicket. 

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(Picture shown) Sheriff Lainbert "Johnson and States'Attomey Norton Hatlie are shown 
here as they measured the imprint in the snow where the body of Rosemary Mertes lay. The 
body laid in such a position that' the outline of the head is clearly visible at the upper 
right. .:•^^^.''-1:;^, ' , 

(Picture shown) Rosemary Mertes was last seen alive as she came through this door at 
about midnight Monday evening, the basement way door at lower left in the picture. This is 
the Mantador Town Hall where a two lane bowling alley is located in the basement. People 
said Rosemary usually went home through the alley, visible at the right of this building. 

Requiem High Mass will be conducted in St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador Satur- 
day morning at 10 o'clock when the community will pay their last respect to Rosemary Mertes, 
14, of Mantador, who met death by strangulation sometime after midnight Monday of this week. 
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mertes, well-known, long time residents of that 
community. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mantador. 

Rosary will be recited at the Mantador Church Friday evening at 8 PM. Friends may call 
at the Mertes home Thursday evening and Friday. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home of Hankinson is in charge of arrangements. 

Rosemary Mertes was born Oct. 30th, 1942, at Breckenridge, MN. , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Jacob Mertes. She attended grade school at Mantador, enrolling last fall as a freshman at 
Hankinson High School, which school she was attending at the time of her tragic death. 

She is survived by her parents, twin brothers, Donald and Ronald, and another brother, 
James, all in the Armed Forces, Mrs. Don Fugene of National City, CA. , Rita, Geraldine and 
Patricia, at home. 

" "It appears to be a clear case of premediated murder," said North Hatlie, Richland Cou- 
nty States Attorney, late Wednesday when discussing the investigation of the death of Rose- 
mary Mertes, 14 year old Hankinson High School freshman from Mantador, whose scantily clad 
frozen body was found late Tuesday afternoon. 

The discovery of the body climaxed a searched that started with Mantador Volunteers on 
Tuesday morning when the girl failed to come home from her "foul judge" job at the Mantador 
Bowling Alleys. At 1:30 PM. , the fire siren sounded in Hankinson calling for volunteers 
from here to aid Mantador people in their search. 

About 150 men responded to the call and under the supervision of Sheriff Lambert John- 
son and Deputy Harold Bolstad started the search through fields at about 3 PM. The men who 
found the body of Rosemary Mertes had been combing in an area farther removed from the main 
body of the searchers. They were Anton Mersch, proprietor of the bowling alley in which 
Rosemary had worked; John Pellman of Mantador and Helrauth Leske of nearby rural Mooreton. 

Here is Pellman 's account of the finding of the body at a vacant farm yard, 3h miles 
east of Mantador: 

"I was helping to drop off men who were looking for the girl in the country. One of 
the searchers told me to be sure and check abandoned schools." "So when I got back to town, 
Tony (Mersch) and Helmuth (Leske) and I decided to drive out to an abandoned school east of 
town." "When we didn't find anything we started to drive back, and we passed this farm yard, 

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■X:-'y'-^j>}hen .one of .us 'saw' there was a road into the yard." "We drove in and looked around the 
i?*^^^' -i--. yard and checked all the building but didn't find anything. Then we got in the car and 



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il" .''Were going to' drive away, when I saw something in the trees." "I said, 'Look at the pile of 



^U i'^old clothes'. laying there." "Tony knew what the girl's clothes looked like because she work- 
;.ed at his place. He said, ' That's her!'" 

■ The three men walked over to the body for verification and then one of the three stayed 
at the farm while the other two drove back to town to get the Sheriff. The dead girl was 
found lying on her back, arms outspread and her gray tweed coat spread over the partially 
exposed body. She wore blue slacks and a sweater that had been disarranged. Rosemary still 
had on her fur-fringed overshoes buttoned to the top as well as both her bright woolen mit- 
tens. One of the mitts had been partially pulled off. 

An autopsy was performed on Wednesday afternoon by County Coroner Dr. C. V. Bateman and. 
he indicated death was due to strangulation by a bright plaid scarf wound tightly around 
the girl's neck, and tied from the back. The autopsy could not be performed until Wednes- 
day afternoon because of the frozen condition of the girl's body. Dr. Bateman also indicat- 
ed the girl has been handled roughly because of bruises on the upper part of her body. 
After the autopsy the coronor stated the Mertes girl had not been criminally assulted. 

States Attorney Nortan Hatlie completed the preliminary investigation of the case late 
Wednesday night. He said: "We have no specific or precise suspects, but we belive it was a 
crime by a local person because of the nature of the crime and the abandoned grove in which 
the body was found. The vacant farm buildings are quite a distance from the grove. We are 
continuing the investigation and are questioning everyone who may be even remotely connected 
with the case." 

Rosemary's parents were not too concerned with her failure to return home because at 
first it was thought she may have been staying with friends of schoolmates during the night. 
But the next morning, after several phone calls failed to bring any trace of her, the alarm 
was spread. The frantic parents clung to hope that Rosemary, who had the habit of walking 
in her sleep, had just wandered away. The weather Monday night was relatively mild. 

Car tracks, observed by the men who arrived first on the scene, were seen to come in 
on the road to the east and led out of the yardway by another road to the south. 

********** January 10, 1957 

NELSON RITES HERE MONDAY 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 7th, for Clarence Nelson from 
the Wipperman Funeral Home at 1:30 and from the Congregational Church in Hankinson at 2 o' 
clock, with the Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. 

Mr. Nelson was born December 26th, 1916, at Hankinson, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. 
Peter Nelson. He passed away Jan. 3rd, at a hospital in Williston, ND., from injuries sus- 
tained in a fall in a rooming house in Williston. He had left on a trip to California on 
Dec. 21st and was enroute to his home in Hankinson. 

Mr. Nelson served in the Armed Forces from July 2nd, 19A2 to January 23rd, 1946. He 
received the rank of Sergeant. He had been employed by P. A. Bradbury Construction Co., 

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of Aberdeen, SD., for several years. 

Pallbearers were: M. C. Kirkeby, Chris Behl, A. H. Pedersen, Daniel Bemdt, Wilfred 
Korth and Clarence Rossow. 

Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge of 
the arrangements. ********** January 10, 1957 

HERMAN FALK 

Herman Otto Falk was born on January 31st, 1894 at Hankinson, ND. , to Mr. and Mrs. 
Fred Falk (nee Emelie Foeltz.) He was baptized in the Evangelical and Reformed Church on 
February 25th, 1894 by Rev. Wameke. He later was confirmed in the same church on Palm 
Sunday by Rev. Kunz. He grew to manhood in Hankinson and attended the local school. Later 
he left Hankinson and was employed by a Bridge Construction Co., in Chinook, MT. He made 
his home there for several years. 

He returned to Hankinson in the late ;30's and was employed by Dave Mcllwain until 1955. 
In November he went to Seattle, WA. , and spent about a year with his brother-in-law and 

sister, Mr. and Mrs Deaton and with other relatives, returning to Hankinson early 

this fall and since then he made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry Boldt. 

He suffered a stroke and was taken to St. Gerard's Hospital December 24th and passed 
away there on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12th, 1957 at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 19 

days. He is survived by a number of brothers and sisters. Mrs Deaton and Harry of 

Seattle WA., Adolph of Kennewick, WA. , Mrs Roberts of Bothell, WA., Mrs. Lizzie 

Collins of boo, WI., Mrs. Millie Boldt and Mrs. Ida Bladow of Hankinson, Mrs. Martha 

Polfuss of Wahpeton, Henry of Lidgerwood and Ervin of Mantador. His parents, three brothers 
and .... preceded him in death. 

Pallbearers were: Jerry Hipp, Everett Budge, Gordon Dibbert, Krump, Bud Womer 

and Scheller, all members of the Hankinson Volunteer Fire Department of which he was 

a member. 

Services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Wipperman Funeral Home, with 
Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery near Hankinson. 

********** January 17, 1957 

THEO. NEUMANN 

Funeral servcies were held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16th, for Theodore Carl Neumann 
of Hankinson in the Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

Mr. Newraann passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12th, at Mt . Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. 
He was born in 1878 at Great Bend, ND., later moving to Hankinson, where he has since resided. 

Mr. Neumann went to Minneapolis the first part of December to visit his sons and to 
have his eyes checked. He submitted to surgery on his eye and was feeling quite well. Three 
days after surgery he suffered a stroke and passed away six days later. 

He was married to Margaret Nora Pautze. She preceded him in death in 1917. Surviving 
are four sons, Elmer and Ervin, both of Minneapolis, Arthur of Hillsboro, IL. , and Alfred 
of Shafer, CA. , and six grandchildren. One son, Harold, preceded him in death six years ago. 

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He was laid to rest in the Evangelical &■ Reformed Cemetery !*•>' The Wipperman' Funeral 
Home was in charge of arrangements. ,' ' 

********** January 17, 1957 

OMISSION' :-;: ,\:.;r,'^ .^^:.. .'..., t ^ .■/ 

Inadvertently omitted in the obituary of Clarence Nelson last week were the following 
relatives of the deceased: " • : ' '' 

Sisters and brother: Mrs. Edward Sand (Helen), and Mrs. Gustave Neumann (Anna), both 
of Hankinson; Mrs. Melvin Sand (Alice), of Kindred; Elroy and Edward Nelson, Fargo; Aunts: 
Mrs. Leota Anderson (Denhoff) and Mrs. Hulda Nelson, Cousins: Harry Nelson, Bertha, Sharon, 
Rodney and Myron of Denhoff and Albin Nelson of Denver, CO. 

The American Legion Post of Hankinson conducted the military rites at Hillside Cemetery. 

********** January 17, 1957 

JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION 

Although various other media for dispensing news all through the country has carried 
the name and pictures of the alleged confessed killer of Rosemary Mertes, North Dakota law 
does not permit the name or identity to be published or otherwise divulged of a person who 
is under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. 

Therefore, this newspaper is abiding by the statue in the story on this page. The 

state, as published below, we hope, will clarify to our readers, why the accompanying story 

is handled in this manner. _, tj ui • u 

The Publishers 

JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION, Statue Applicable 

Under the chapter of the 1943 Revised Code of the State of North Dakota title "Juvenile 
Court" the following appears in 27-1631: 

"Publication of Name of Child. No publication of the name of any child under the juris- 
diction of this court shall be made by any newspaper except as contained in process of the 
court and published by order of the court. Any violation of the provisions of this section 
shall subject the news reporter and publisher of any newspaper so violating the same to be 
cited for civil contempt and to be punished therefor." 

Section 27-1607 of the Code in part (3) states: "Child means a person less than eight- 
een years of age.^' + + + + + + + + + + 

JUDGE to RULE in MERTES CASE 

Decision as to court jurisdiction is expected today (Thursday) or Friday in the case 
of a 17 year old Mantador youth, who signed a confession late Monday evening admitting the 
strangling of Rosemary Mertes, also of Mantador. According to authorities a complaint char- 
ging the youth with second degree aianslaughter, was signed Tuesday by States Attorney Norton 
Hatlie. 

Wallace Warner of Wahpeton, who has been retained as counsel for the defendant, object- 
ed when the complaint was filed in Justice Court in Wahpeton, contending the Juvenile Court 
had the original jurisdiction in the case. Decision on this question will await the return 
of Judge Clifford Schneller from Forman, where he is trying a case. 

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tv '".' Assistant States Attorney Pat Milloy appeared in Justice Court on behalf of the state 
and Milloy' said the state will ask that the youth be tried under regular criminal proceedings, 
^ In his statement ."'■the boy told of waiting for Rosemary after both had worked in the Man- 
tador Bowling Alley the night of Jan. 7th, and asked her to go for a ride with him. He said 
she agreed and they drove to a point a mile and a half east of Mantador. It was there, he 
told authorities, the strangling took place as he tried to kiss her against her will. He 
said he put one hand behind the resisting girl's neck and one in front, and in some manner 
twisted the scarf. When he could feel no pulse, he drove to the abandoned farm 24 miles east 
of Mantador where he left the body. He then drove to his home and went to bed. 

Tire tracks at the scene were the prime clues which Sheriff Lambert Johnson and his 
deputies were able to nail down almost conclusive proof of the car used. The measurements 
of the tread base and the fact one of the snow tires was reversed, pointed almost exclusively 
to the car belonging to the youth's father and which had been used by the boy as he went to 
the bowling alley on that fatal evening. 

As the final evidence was checked and rechecked Monday at Mantador, the authorities 
questioned the youth as soon as he returned from St. Francis Academy in Hankinson where he 
was a senior in high school. After two and a half hours of questioning, the break came and 
he was taken to the county jail in Wahpeton, where he signed a confession. He had been 
questioned several times prior to his confession. 

Funeral services for Rosemary Mertes of Mantador were conducted Saturday morning at the 
St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador. Father Francis Smalley officiated at the last rites. 
Father George Miller, pastor of the church, conducted the burial service. 
_ Over 500 people attended the Requiem Mass. 

********** January 17, 1957 

PALLBEARERS at FUNERAL of ROY ZILLGITT 

Active pallbearers at the Roy Zillgitt funeral were: Henry Kuddes of Fargo, Chester 
Mead, Robert Gebhart, Thad Branson, Glen Swanson and Tony Kilbeck. Honorary pallbearers 
were: Paul Sinner, J. D. Swanson, Frank Burvee, John Von Bokem, Myron Reese and Donald 
Sikorski. 

Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Oren Zillgitt of Rochester, MN. , Mrs. 
Orville Kemper of Dranke, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larson and daughter. Sherry, and Mrs. 
Myrtle Larson, all of Minneapolis, Walter Murphy of Bismarck, Mrs. Martina Murphy, Mrs. 
Mary Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Murphy, and Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, all of Graceville, MN. 

********** January 17, 1957 

MRS. BURGESON RITES WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services were held on' Wednesday , Jan. 30th, at 9 AM., at the St. Philips Church 
in Hankinson for Mrs. Douglas Burgeson of Douglas, ND., Monsignor G. C. Bierens officiated. 

Mrs. Burgeson, the former Rosena Theede of Sonora, died suddenly at Parshall, ND., Sat- 
urday evening, after attending a basketball game there. She died in a doctor's office where 
she had been taken for care. 

Rosena Burgeson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theede of Sonora, was born April 8th, ' 

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1908, at Fainaount, ND. She attended grade school in DeVillo Township and high school at 
St. Benedicts at St. Joseph, MN. 

She was married to Douglas Burgeson of Douglas, ND., where she had since resided. Sur- 
viving are her husband; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann; three sons, Donald, Alton and Robert; 
her parents and six sisters, Mrs. Dick Stack, Mrs. Leroy Mitchell of Fairmount, Mrs. Agnes 
Haeger of St, Louis, MO., Mrs. Howard Hansen of Mooreton, Mrs. Allen Trom of Sonora and Mrs. 
Renold Cassette, Fargo; and two brothers, Adolph of St. Louis, Mo., and Frank of Fairmount. 

Pallbearers were Leander Wawers, Ben Wawers, Alois Wawers, Paul Wawers, Lawrence Theede 
and Eugene O'Hearn. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was 
in charge of arrangements. *********^ January 31, 1957 

MARTINEK DIES at LOCAL HOSPITAL SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Frank Martinek, 76, who died Saturday at St. Gerard's Hospital in 
Hankinson, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Zion Lutheran Church in New Eff- 
ington, SD. Rev. Lee Roy Eikanger officiated at the last ritPS. 

Mr. Martinek was a pioneer farmer on the state line. Burial was in the Bohemian Cem- 
etery in Lien Township. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 
The late Mr. Martinek is the step-father of Herman Simonson of this city. 

********** January 31, 1957 

LOCAL PIONEER DIES at ST. CLOUD 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mathilda Schram will be held on Saturday at 9 AM., at the St. 
Philips Church in Hankinson. 

Mrs. Schram, a former resident of Hankinson, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 29th at 
a hospital in St. Cloud, MN. ********** January 31, 1957 

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO SHELLEY 

A heart attack claimed the life of Palmer Shelley, Soo Line section foreman in Hankin- 
son, Monday evening at his home in Hankinson. He had worked as usual at his job on Monday. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 9th, at the Union Congregational Church 
here at 1 o'clock PM. The Rev. Frank T. Hirons will officiate. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation at the funeral 
home will be Friday afternoon and evening and until 11 AM., Saturday. Burial will be in 
Freeman Cemetery at Mc Leod, ND. 

Mr. Palmer Shelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shelley, was bom Nov. 8th, 1893, at Alex- 
andria, MN. He moved with his parents to Mc Leod, ND., in 1896. He started working on the 
Soo Line Railroad at the age of 12. 

He was united in marriage on, Sept. 24th, 1917 to Clara Marie Lahren. To this union 
were born three children; Elwood, who lives at Westminister, CA. , Darryl and Elizabeth, 
who reside at home. They moved to Hoffman, MN. , and he became section forman. Then in 1920, 
they moved to Mantador, and later moving to Hankinson, where they have resided ever since 
until his passing. 

The late Mr. Shelley leaves in mourning his wife and children, his brothers, Ben and 

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Fred Shelley; two'sister's 'and one brother, whb'preceded him in death. 

* * * *'* ***** February 7, 1957 

. D. S. Mc ILWAIN.'SR., DIES SUDDENLY 

D. S. Mc Ilwain, Sr., 78, Wahpeton, died of a heart attack at about 10:30 AM., Thursday 
Feb. 7th. He complained of feeling ill at his home in the morning. An ambulance was called 
and he was rushed to the St. Francis Hospital. He passed away enroute to the hospital. 

Although arrangements are not complete as the NEWS goes to press, funeral services will 
be held from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. Burial will be in the family plot in Bel- 
ford Cemetery. ********** February 7, 1957 

MRS. MATHILDA SCHRAM 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mathilda -.Schram, who died in St. Cloud, MN., Tuesday, were 
held last Saturday morning from St. Philip's Church in Hankinson with Monsignor G. C. Bier- 
ens celebrating the funeral Mass. Interment was in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. 

Mathilda Fournines was born August 2nd, 1865, at Minneapolis. She was married to Matt 
Schram on June 23rd, 1891. In 1941, they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They 
resided during the early part of their married life in Eden Valley, coming to Hankinson in 
1901. In 1931, they moved to Fairmount, making their home there until 1944 when Mr. Schram 
passed away. Since then Mrs. Schram had resided at the St. Joseph Home at St. Cloud. 

She is survived by Sister Cleopha of Watkins, MN., John Schram of Chicago, IL., Will- 
iam C. Schram of Minneapolis and Dan of Wyndmere. Sister Irene, Catherine Smith, Thomas 
Schram and Larry Loff preceded her in death. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of final arrangements. 

********** February 7, 1957 

Albert Pribbernow received word that his uncle, Wilm Bohnstingle, 92, of Wisconsin, 
had passed away. Mr. Bohnstingle has several other nephews here, namely; Bert, Robert, 
and Frank Zietlow and Carl Pribbernow. 

********** February 7, 1957 

SISTER PAMELIA of ST. FRANCIS DIES FEBRUARY 4th 

On February 4th, at 2:30 PM., a peaceful death relieved Sister Pamelia from the pains 
and sufferings connected with the ravaging disease of cancer. 

Sister Pamelia was born in Bavaria on June 3rd, 1891, to a deeply religious family. 
Her father was a painter and artist. Three of her sisters are still living in Bavaria. 

On April 29th, 1912, Sister joined the Franciscan Sisters at Dillingen, Bavaria. In 
1913, Sister Pamelia was among the group of Sisters who volunteered to go to the United 
States at the petition of Rt . Rev, Abbot Peter Engel of St. John's, Colle^eville , Mil. On 
Aug. 4th of the same year, she bid farewell to her family, fellow Sisters and homeland and 
began her journey to the United States as one of the 24 Sisters who started the North Amer- 
ican foundation. On Aug. 23rd, they arrived in Collegeville, MN., where Sister Pamelia 
spent 42 years of her religious life doing humble tasks in the culinary department of St. 
John's University. 

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In 1952, a cancer operation was necessary. X-ray treatments made It possible for her 
to resume her work once more. Her health, however, was weakened and a steady decline was 
visibly noticeable. In Sept. of 1956, Sister came to Hankinson. Here she enjoyed the ser- 
vices of St. Gerard's Hospital, but could spend most of her time at the Motherhouse. On 
Feb. 3rd, Sister was brought once more to St. Gerard's Hospital where she received relief 
from painful and long coughing spells. In the forenoon of Feb. 4th, Sister Pamelia received 
the Last Sacraments and in the afternoon at 2:30 she slept peacefully away. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 6th, at 7:30 AM., at the Convent Chapel 
in Hankinson. Rev. Francis L. Smalley officiated. Interment was in the Sister's Cemetery. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** February 7, 1957 

BABY DIES of SUFFOCATION HERE 

Tragedy struck a Hankinson home on Monday night when Michelle Marie, infant daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Mc Ilwain, died, apparently of suffocation in her crib at the 
Mc Ilwain trailer home. 

Mrs. Mc Ilwain returned home that evening about midnight after attending a Circle 
meeting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alvin Fredricks. Her husband had been caring for 
the baby during the evening and after the little girl was asleep, he retired. It was on 
her return home that the baby's death was discovered. 

Michelle Marie was born on Oct. 26th, 1956, at St. Gerard's Hospital in Hankinson. Be- 
sides her young grief-stricken parents, Mr. and Mrs. David F. Mc Ilwain, she is also survived 
by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jarski and Mr. and Mrs. David S. Mc ILwain. 

- Monsignor G. C. Bierens celebrated the Mass of the Angels at the funeral service at 
St. Philip's Church Thursday morning. The infant was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** February lA, 1957 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. JENTZ SATURDAY 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Sophie Jentz, nee Witt, of Hankinson, passed away at the St. Gerard 
Hospital in Hankinson on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, at 10:25 AM. She had been failing in health 
for some time and fell asleep very peacefully at the age of 90. 

Mrs. Jentz was born Oct. 27th, 1866 near Berlin, Germany. She immigrated to America in 
1875, spending a short time in New York state. After that she moved with her parents to 
Belle Plaine, MN. , and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Blakely, MN. 

On Feb. 19th, 1886, she was united in marriage to Louis Jentz in Scott County, MN. 
Two sons and two daughters were born to this union. One daughter, Amanda, preceded her mot- 
her in death. Mrs. Jentz lost her husband in death on Dec. 18th, 1932. They had come to 
Richland County immediately after 'their marriage and had taken up a homestead near Mantador. 
They fanned there until 1920 when they moved to Hankinson, where Mrs. Jentz has since resided. 
She had spent some months recently in a rest home at Rutland, ND. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jentz will be held in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, 
on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16th, at 2 PM. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery near 
Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

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Mrs. Jentz's passing is mourned by her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Krueger of Los 'Angeles/ CA. ; '-" 
her sons, Lawrence of Mantador, ND., and William of Gwinner, ND. ; 16 grandchildren, 22 
great-grandchildren, one great, great-grandchild; her brother, Ernest Witt ;pf Bertha,' MN; , 
her sisters, Mrs. John Schwankl of Breckenridge , MN. , Mrs. Albert Lorenz and Mrs. Julius ;.': 
Rossow, both of Hankinson, as well as by many other relatives and friends. ,; '■■'-'.'; ' 

********** February 14, 1957 

MRS. OHM, 86, DIES SATURDAY 

One of the older residents of Hankinson, Mrs. Caroline Bertha Ohm, passed away at her 
home in Hankinson on Saturday morning, Feb. 9th, as the result of a heart attack. She had 
attained the age of 86 years. Every since 1943, when she had fallen and broken her hip she 
had been confined to her home, being cared for by her daughter, Ella, who made her home with 
her mother. 

Caroline Ohm, nee Seegebarth, was born in Pomerania, Germany, June 2nd, 1870. At the 
age of 17, she came to America, settling at Lotts Creek, lA. There she was married to 
Albert Ohm on Oct. 16th, 1887. In the year 1900 they moved to North Dakota, living at 
Barney, and then five years later in Belford Townshp in Richland County. In 1927, the 
family moved into Hankinson, where Mrs. Ohm has resided ever since. 

Six children were born to this union. One son, Erich, died at the age of 18. Mr. 
Ohm preceded his wife in death on March 6th, 1935. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hankinson, Tuesday, Feb. 
I2th, with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in 
charge of arrangements. 

- Mrs. Ohm's passing is mourned by her children, Paul of Hankinson, Mrs. Alfred F. (Mar- 
tha) Bladow of Hankinson; Mrs. Archie (Hulda) Heley of Lidgerwood; Ella of Hankinson and 
Albert of Bowman, ND.; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 

********** February 14, 1957 

MANTADOR NEWS Johnny Schmitz returned to his home on Sunday from Wilmont, MN. , 

where he had been called due to the illness and death of his sister, Mrs. Henry Driesen. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday at Wilmont. 

********** February 14, 1957 

HUSBAND of FORMER FAIRMOUNT WOMAN KILLED in CAR MISHAP 

Lindberg of 501 E. Park street, Geneseo, IL., was accidentally killed in a car 

accident about 1 o'clock Saturday, Feb. 2nd. His funeral was held on Wednesday Feb. 6th. 
His wife is the former Cora Roberts, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts of 
Fairmount . 

He Is survived by his wife, one daughter, Adeline, and one son, Warren. He was pre- 

ceeded in death by a daughter, Lois; one son Arlen, who was reported missing in the service 

and later listed as dead. j.^^^^^^^^. , ,, ,„^, 

********** February 14, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. George Hedtke and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steffens attended the 

funeral of Ed Burfiend, which was held at the St. John's Lutheran Church at Tyler Sunday 

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afternoon, with the Rev. H.^L. Schaefer officiating^ 

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D. sCVMcILWAIN SR. 

Funeral services were held on Sunday February 10th, in Immanuel Lutheran Church at 
Wahpeton for David S. Mc Ilwain, 79, former Richland County Sheriff, who died suddenly 
Thursday morning at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Death was attributed to 
a heart condition. 

Rev. Henry Fry officiated at the service. Interment was in Belford Cemetery in Belford 
Township with Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton handling the arrangements . 

Pallbearers were: Charles, David and Patrick Mc Ilwain, Alfred Witt, Gordon Dibbert 
and Harold Jones . 

David Sanuel Mc Ilwain was born at Mitchell, lA. , on Aug. 16th, 1877. He lived on a 
farm in Iowa as a boy and moved with his parents to Madison, WI., where he attended high 
school. After completing high school he attended a business college in Minneapolis. 

He came to Richland County in 1897 and to Hankinson where he was employed by John R. 
Jones, a Hankinson businessman. 

He married Frederika Witt on Dec. 18th, 1901 at Hankinson. Following their marriage 
he purchased a dray line in Hankinson, which he operated until 1931, when he took over dut- 
ies as Richland County Sheriff. He served two terms as Sheriff of this county and following 
that was Deptury Sheriff for Sheriff Martin Hatlie for four years. From 1939 until retiring 
in 1950 he was a salesman for a seed company. 

Mrs. Mc Ilwain died in 1955. A brother, sister and a daughter also preceded him in 
death. Surviving are: three sons, David of Hankinson, Clifford of Wahpeton and Walter 
of Wahpeton; a brother, Robert J. of Minneapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Walker of Sepul- 
veda, CA., and Mrs. Bessie Renfrew, also of Sepulveda; six grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. ********** February 14, 1957 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF COUSIN AT VICTOR 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Laura Grady of Fairmount accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Schultz 
of Wahpeton, to Victor, SD. , where they attended the funeral on Saturday afternoon at the 
Lutheran Church at Victor for Elroy Lacky, 35, of Victor, SD. He is a cousin of Mrs. Grady 
and was killed in a tractor accident on Feb. 12th. He was enroute home from Rosholt when 
his tractor tipped over on him and he was found by his wife who looked for him when he did 
not come home. He is survived by his wife and three children. 

********** February 21, 1957 

MRS. J. KLIMEK RITES THURSDAY MORNING 

Mrs. John Klimek of Hankinson passed away this Thursday morning, Feb. 28th, at the St. 
Gerard's Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Phil- 
ip's Church. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home Friday afternoon and evening. Rosary 
will be recited at 7:30 Friday evening. 

A complete obituary will be published in next week's NEWS. February 28, 1957 

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BRACKIN FUNERAL TO BE HELD on SATURDAY, 2 P. M, 
Funeral services for Frank Brackin, 70, of Hankinson, who passed away Wednesday, 
February 27th, at, the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. , will be held on Saturday 
, r+/\at 2 PM from the Congregational Church here. 

• ':;'(i^i>-"- Visitations at the Wippennan Funeral Home will be Friday afternoon and evening and on 
Saturday until the time of the service in the church. 

Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery near Hankinson. A complete obituary will 
be published in next week's issue of the Hankinson News. 

********** February 28, 1957 

MRS. BEN JONES RITES HELD on TUESDAY 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 26th, from the Wipperman Funeral Home for 
Mrs. Ben (Ella) Jones. Mrs. Jones passed away Saturday, Feb. 23rd, after a lingering ill- 
ness of two years at the Brentwood Rest Home in Fargo. 

She was the former Ella Schultz, born Aug. 26th, 1879, at Kankokee, IL. As a little 
girl, she came with her parents to Sargent County, where she attended school. In 1906 she 
was married to Ben Jones at Kensal, ND., where they resided until they moved to Geneseo 
in 1915, where they farmed. In 1921, they moved to Hankinson, where they continued farming. 

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of St. Paul, MN. , and Robert of Fargo. Interment was 
in Hollside Cemetery near Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Out ot town relatives attending the funeral were: Robert Cordell of Camp Cook, SD. , 
Leonard Vaplon of Spear Fish, I-TT., Mrs. Elsie Vetter of Cayuga, ND. , Mrs. Clara Kempf and 
Gerald Kempf of Cayuga, ND., and Mrs. Evelyn Lueck of Lidgerwood. 

- Friends from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brackin and Mrs. Barney Loss of Wah- 

P^^°^- ********** February 28, 1957 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF MOTHER IN MICHIGAN 

Mrs. Ruby Schutt left Saturday evening for Cornell, MI., to attend the funeral of her 
mother, Mrs. Anna Ford, 86, who died Friday, Feb. 22nd, 1957. Mrs. Ford had made her home 
with her daughter, Mrs. Schutt, in Fairmount for several months last year and left last Nov- 
ember for her home in Michigan. The funeral services were being held this week. 

********** February 28, 1957 

MANTADOR YOUTH SENT TO BOYS' INSTITUTION 

The 17 year old youth from Mantador, Harold Nepper, who almost two months ago admitted 
the strangulation slaying of Rosemary Mertes, also of Mantador, entered a plea of guilty 
when arraigned in district court in Wahpeton last Friday afternoon. Judge Clifford Sch- 
neller presided. However, imposition of the sentence has been delayed. He was placed in a 
institution for boys in Nebraska for five years. Nepper will not be allowed to return to 
Richland County, Judge Schneller ruled Friday. 

A Minneapolis newspaper described the institution as Boys Town, NE. In custody of an 
official from Boys Town, Nepper left the Richland County jail Saturday morning from where 
they went to Fargo and boarded a plane for the destination in Nebraska. 

The action developed swiftly Friday after Judge Schneller waived juvenile jurisdiction 

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in the case. Judge Schneller requested the co-operation of all officials not to release 
any information regarding the case until after the boy had arrived at his destination. 
Since he is a juvenile, this was to prevent the newsmen and others from interfering upon his 
arrival as he assumed would happen. It is known that Judge Schneller was not satisfied with 
the way the news was handled following the arrest of the youngster. 

Nepper had been held in the county jail here since his apprehension pending a decision" 
by Judge Schneller as to whether jurisdiction would remain in a juvenile court or be turned 
over to district court. Since the youth was only 17 years old at the time of the crime, 
the case was automatically in the hands of juvenile authorities. 

Schneller, who is judge of both juvenile and district courts made his decision in the 
case after consultation with States Attorney Norton Hatlie, Prosecuting Attorney, Wallace 
Worner, counsel for the defendant and others. Here is the procedure that developed Friday: 

Judge Schneller waived juvenile jurisdiction. 

A preliminary hearing was held at 11 AM., at the Sheriff's Office with Justice of the 
Peace, A. N. Amble presiding. The defense waived Preliminary Hearing and the defendant was 
bound over to district court. 

At 2 PM. , the defendant appeared in district court before Judge Schneller in the court- 
house where he entered a plea of guilty to the charge of second degree murder. 

Judge Schneller then entertained and granted a motion by the defense for the deferment 
of the imposition of the sentence. The motion was based on Section 12-5313 of North Dakota 
Revised Code. 

The court adjourned after the youth was placed in custody of an official of the Nebraska 
ins^titution with jurisdiction placed in the hands of the North Dakota Board of Paroles and 
Pardons. 

Both hearings vere held in closed sessions. Besides those already mentioned, the foll- 
owing were present in district court: two representatives of the State Board of Paroles and 
Pardons; the boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nepper; Rev. Francis Smalley, Supt. of St. 
Francis Academy at Hankinson; Mrs. Alfred Johnsgard, Richland County Juvenile commissioner; 
Clerk of the Court John Peschel and Vincent Bald, court reporter, and the official from the 
Nebraska institution. 

Here is the law which permits the motion calling for the deferment of imposing the sent- 
ence. Incidentally, this is the first time that this statute has been used in this judicial 
district. 

12-5313. Imposition of sentence suspended; when authorized; When a defendent has been 
found guilty of a felony for the first time or when a defendant has been foimd guilty of a 
misdemeanor, whether or not for the first time, the court upon application or its own motion 
may, in its discretion, suspend the imposing of the sentence and may direct that such sus- 
pension continue for a definite period of time, not exceeding five years, and upon such terms 
and conditions as it may determine. 

Judge Schneller directed that the suspension continue for a 5 year period providing the 
conditions of the probation be fulfilled and that the boy not be allowed to come to Richland 

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County during the period. J. 

If the boy does not comply with the conditions of the probation, he can be brought 
back and the sentence imposed, authorities explained. Second degree murder in North Dakota 
is punishable by 10 to 30 years in the state penitentiary. . ; v' .'V' 

However, if he complies with the conditions the court can dismiss the case and confine 
the records. Section 12-53-8 of the N. D. Code permits this action. 

********** March 7, 1957 

ATTENDS FUNERAL in WAHPETON FRIDAY 

Mrs. Joe Gebhart, Walter Gebhart and daughters Sharon and Mrs. Gene Hoefs, Robert 
Gebhart and Harry Gebhart attended the funeral of Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Ambrosich on Friday 
March 1st, at Wahpeton. Mrs. Ambrosich died Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital 

Mrs. Ambrosich was a sister of the late Joe Gebhart of Fairmount. 

********** Iferch 7, 1957 

VICTOR EHLERS DIES 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Victor Ehlers of near Sidney, MT. , died Friday and the funeral ser- 
vices were held Tuesday of this week at Wheaton, MN. Victor Ehlers is the son of Mrs. Alb- 
ert Ehlers of Wheaton, MN. , who formerly resided in Fairmount. 

********** March 7, 1957 

94 YEAR OLD FAIRMOUNT MAN DIES MONDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ... .Martin Sveiven, 94, of Fairmount, died at 7:40 AM., Monday, March 4th, 
at the St. Francis Hospital. He has been hospitalized since Dec. 1st, after entering for 
medical care. ********** March 7, 1957 

MRS. J. KLIMEK 

Mrs. John S. Klimek was born at Millersville, MN., on Nov. 8th, 1887, to Martin and 
Veronica Pinkowski. She spent her life there until Sept. 13th, 1910, when she was united 
in marriage to John S. Klimek, also of Millersville. After their marriage they came to 
Hankinson where they have since resided. To this union six children were bom: Irving, 
Regina, Mary (deceased): Heromina (deceased); Dennis and Frances. 

Mrs. Klimek passed away at the St. Gerard Hospital on Feb. 28th, 1957, after a long 
illness. Requeim High Mass was celebrated at 9 AM., at St. Philip's Church at Hankinson 
with Msgr. Bierens officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Frank 
Peitz, John M. Scheller, Killian Zentner, Joe Krump, Jerry Hipp and James Scheller. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, John and four children, Irving, Hankinson; 
Mrs. Lester Lower (Regina) of Aberdeen, SD. ; Dennis, Hankinson; and Mrs. Bob Pechak, (Frances) 
Pueblo, CO.; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Boesen, Wahpeton and Mrs. Clara Boesen, Millerville, 
one brother, Leo Pinkowski, Millerville, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several 
nieces and nephews. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, one sister and two daughters. 

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral Mass were: Mr. and Mrs. Leo 
Hopfner, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boesen, Mrs. Clara Boesen all of Millerville. Mr. Max Klimek 
and Irene Klimek of Henning, MN., Mr. and Mr. Paul Schy of Urbank, 1-IN., Mrs. Amelia Cichy 

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of New York I'lills, MN. / Mr.'and Mrs.' Lester Lower of Aberdeen, SD.,* Mrs. Floyd Wolf and 
June Lower of Minneapolis, MN. , Mrl and Mrs. Norbert Wagner of St. Paul, MN. , Mr. E. C. 
Seaton and Mrs. Tielie Hauer of Milmot, 'SD. , ' Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boesen, Mr. and Mrs. Don- 
aid Lloyd of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klimek, of Valley City., Mr. and Mrs. John Koep- 
lin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Busta, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ercink, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Arod all of 
Lidgerwood. * * ********' . March 7, 1957 

FRANK C. BRACKIN 

Frank Clinton Brackin, son of John and Asenath Brackin, was horn near Prescott, WI., 
on Oct. 17th, 1878. Mr. 'Brackin passed away Feb, 27th, at the age of 78 years, 4 months 
and 10 days, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. 

At a very young age he moved, with his parents, to Douglas County, MN. , near Alexan- 
dria. About the age of 14 he came with his father to homestead on land near Hankinson, 
where he lived and worked for a number of years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brackin were united in marriage on Jan. 3rd, 1902. After their marriage 
they moved to Hankinson, where they established their home, and Mr. Brackin worked as a 
mason and plasterer until a stroke confined him to his bed seven years ago. All of this 
time he was unable to sit up or leave his bed at the hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, George of Lidgerwood; two daughters, Mrs. Geo- 
rge (Stella) Biggs of Hankinson, Miss Dorothy Brackin of Corvallis, OR. ; a stepdaughter, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolfer of Oklahoma City, OK., and eight grandchildren. 

His wife and daughter, Dorothy, who are in Corvallis, OR., are ill and unable to attend 
the funeral. Mr. Brackin also leaves two brothers and one sister; Claude Brackin of Guth- 
ria, MN. ; Ralph Brackin of Wahpeton and a sister Myrtle (Mrs. Ervin Trapp) of Fargo. One 
sister and two brothers preceded him in death, also a sister and brother who died in infancy. 

Mr. Brackin was baptized and united with the Congregational Church in Hankinson. God 
in his mercy claimed him peacefully after his long suffering. 

********** March 7, 1957 

SERVICES FOR MRS. SLETTING OF FAIRMOUNT SATURDAY 

Mrs. J. M. Sletting, 66, of Fairmount died Tuesday evening, March 12th, at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16th, at the Methodist Church in Fairmount. 

********** March 14, 1957 

MRS. AUG. KUEHL DIES SUDDENLY AT SON's HOME 

Funeral services for Mrs. August Kuehl, who died very suddenly on Tuesday evening, 
March 12th, will be held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson on Saturday afternoon, 
March 16th, at 2 PM. Mrs. Kuehl had been at the home of her son Edward in order to help 
celebrate her granddaughter's birthday when she was taken ill very suddenly. She was rushed 
to St. Gerard's Hospital but to no avail. 

Esther Bertha Kuehl, nee Bladow, was born Dec. 15th, 1901, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herman Bladow. She spent all of her lifetime in the Hankinson community. She was a life- 
long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and an active member of the Ladies Aid. She was 

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baptized, confirmed and married in this' church.' 

. She was united in Holy Matrimony on Oct. Ath, 1921, to August Kuehl. Seven children 
three sons and four' daughters were bom to this union. One daughter, Arlene, died in in- 
fancy i The family, lived on the farm south of Hankinson on the New Effington road, until 
Mr. and Mrs.' Kuehl moved to Hankinson about three years ago. 

Her passing is mourned by her sorrowing husband, August H. Kuehl, her sons, Harold and 
Edward of Hankinson and Howard of Lewistown, MT. , her daughters, Bemice (Mrs. Armand Tiegs) 
of Hankinson, Lorraine (Mrs. Gary Reinke) of Wahpeton and JoAnn (Mrs. Charles Ahrens) of 
New Effington, SD., twelve grandchildren, her brothers, Edwin and Rudolph of Hankinson, 
Harry of Wisconsin and Maynard of So. St. Paul; a half brother, William of Hankinson, her 
sisters, Martha Boldt, Lydia (Mrs. Ingwald Helseth) and Clara (Mrs. Len McMorrow) all of 
So. St. Paul, MN. 

Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home 
in charge. Visitation at the Wipperman Funeral Home will be from 2 PM Friday until time 
of service. ********** March 14, 1957 

FLORENCE WETHERBEE DIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. Florence Wetherbee, 88, of Fairmount, died Tuesday morning, March 12th at the 
St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, where she had been a patient since Wednesday of last 
week. 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, March 15th, at 2 o'clock at the Meth- 
odist Church at Fairmount with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 

********** March 14, 1957 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MARTIN SVEIVEN 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Funeral services were held Friday, March 8th, at 2 o'clock at Ver- 

tin Funeral Home Chapel in Wahpeton for Martin 0. Sveiven, 94, of Fairmount, who died Mon- 
day, March 4th, at the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 1st. 
Rev. David Knecht officiated at the service and interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were: Louis Mc Conn, Wilbert Hurdelbrink, William Beeghley, Ed Campbell, Orlando 
Dybdahl and Richard Schmit, all of Fairmount. 

Born on Nov.. 11th, 1862, in Norway, he came with his parents to the United States when 
3 years old. The family settled first in Dakota County, MN., but later homesteaded near 
Sacred Heart, MN. , in Renville County. He spent his boyhood here and grew up on his father's 
farm which was located just across the river from where Sitting Bull, the Sioux Indian Chief 
had his Indian camp. 

He married Hannah Moen in 1888 and they farmed near Sacred Heart. Mrs. Sveiven died 
in 1910. In 1915 he retired from farming and later lived in Montana and Canada before com- 
ing to Fairmount in 1927. He had enjoyed good health until the past few years. 

Surviving are five sons; Oliver and John of Minneapolis, Silas of Butte, MT., Marvin 
of Seattle and Joseph of Fairmount; three daughters, Mrs. Elida Braun of Los Angeles, CA. ; 
Mrs. Florence Calloway of Great Falls, MT., and Mrs. Edward (Ethel) Strainer of Great Falls; 
a sister, Mrs. P. Deason of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren. 

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Besides his wife, a son Hjalmer and a daughter, Mable, preceded him in death. 

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sveiven, 
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sveiven, all of Minneapolis, Mrs. Edward Strainer of Great Falls, MT. , 
and Mrs. Florence Calloway of Great Falls, MT. Those from Fairmount attending were: H. R. . 
Swanson and Frank Zatechka. ********** torch U, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. William Rosenkranz attended the funeral of Mrs. Emily Caulkins at Wheaton, 
Th^'^sday FAIRMOUNT NEWS * ^ * ^ ^ ^ ^ * * ^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^957 

Among those attending the funeral service for the late Mrs . Emily Caulkins at Wahpeton 
Thursday afternoon were her granddaughter, Ida Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Anderson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Art Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Biggs, Mrs. Dan Jones 

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and Mrs. T. W. Robey. *****^**** 



MANTADOR NEWS... Mr. and Mrs. Jack Poster left for St. Paul Saturday evening to attend 
the funeral of Mrs. Poster's nephew, Herman Miller. 

********** March 14, 1957 

MANTADOR NEWS Mrs. Wm. Hoffman received a phone call on Wednesday evening telling 

her of the sudden death of her brother's wife, Mrs. Charles Bee of Renville, MN. 

********** March 14, 1957 

DIES SUDDENLY at HOME in ILLINOIS 

Funeral services were held for Patricia Ann Ellis, of Maywood, IL., on Friday, March 
8th-5 from the St. Eulalias Church at Maywood, IL. Interment was in the Queen of Heaven 
Cemetery. 

Patricia Ann, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ellis, former residents of Hankinson, 
was born June 24th, 1941. She passed away March 5, 1957, after a sudden illness of only a 
few days. 

Patricia Ann was a sophmore at the Nazareth Academy for Girls at La Grange Park, IL. 
She was the oldest child of a family of 4 brothers and one sister, namely, Charles, Richard, 
Lee, Donna Jean and Jeffry. Along with those who survive are her parents, two grandmothers, 
Mrs. John Cunningham and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilm of Hankinson, her 4 brothers and 1 sister, 
and many other relatives. Attending the funeral from this vicinity were Mrs. John Cunning- 
ham, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilm, Mrs. Frank Kinn, Mrs. Harry Medenwaldt, Mrs. John Wilm and Ralph 

Wilm of St. Paul. 

********** March 14, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bohn, accompanied by Mrs. Martha Bohn motored 

to Doran, MN., Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Aasness, mother of Ninerd Aasness. 

********** March 21, 1957 

SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. J. M. SLETTING 
(The obit is on the curve of a bound book and cannot be completely read) Portions 
that can be read indicate that Mrs. "Minnie" Sletting was 66 years of age at the time of 
her death Her funeral was held on March 16th, 1957. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

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Mrs. Slettlng was bom on Jan. 19th, 1891, in Abercrombie Township. She was the dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs Jacobson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bethany (?) 

Lutheran Church. She married Julian M. Sletting on March 22nd, 1913 at Wahpeton. They 
resided at Fairmount for 5 years before moving to Grenville, SD. , where they lived until 
1926. They then returned to Fairmount. 

She is survived by her husband, a son Elmer at Aberdeen, SD. ; five daughters, Mrs. 
(Adeline) Slocum, Moorhead, MN. ; Mrs. R. D. (Jean) ..Igner of Aberdeen, SD. ; Mrs. Norman 

(Edythe) of Indianapolis, IN.; Mrs (Dorothy Kuehn) of and Mrs. Earl (Bette) 

of Wahpeton; and 12 grandchildren. She also leaves in her passing; nine brothers and 

sisters and her mother, Mrs Jacobson of Christine. The brothers are: Elmer Theodore 

Jacobson of Wahpeton, John of Los Angeles, CA. , and Alvin of Grayland, ....and Kenneth of 

Kent The sisters are Mrs. Ted Christine, ND., Mrs. ..elge of Wheaton, MN., 

and Mrs. E. Farup of Barney. 

********** March 21, 1957 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR FLORENCE WETHERBEE, 88 

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, March 15th, at 2 o'clock at the Metho- 
dist Church for Mrs. Florence Wetherbee of Fairmount. The Rev. Knecht officiated at the 
service. Burial was at the Fairmount Cemetery. Pallbearers were: H. R. Swanson, R. C. 
Anderson, Roy Branson, Marvin Thompson, C. F. Templeton and Earl Waite. Mrs. Wetherbee 
had been ill for the past two years and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital Tuesday 
morning, March 12th. 

Mrs. Wetherbee was the daughter of Mary and Robert Stanley. Bom on Dec. 9th, 1868, 
at irie, PA., and came with her parents to Battle Lake, MN. , where she attended school. 
She taught school in the Fairmount area for a time and was married Sept. 18th, 1889 to 
Homer F. Wetherbee. They made their home south of Fairmount until Mr. Wetherbee 's death 
in 1918. She moved into Fairmount where she resided until her death. She was a member of 
the Methodist Church, Women's Society of Christian Service, Order of the Eastern Star, and 
for many years a member of the Rebekah Lodge. 

She is survived by five sons, Donald and Lester of Fairmount, Stanley of Waupaca, WI., 
Max of Antioch, IL., and Clarence of Rosholt, SD. , a sister, Mrs. Emma L. Crooks of Modesto 
CA. , 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

********** March 21, 1957 

PETER J. BISEK DIES AT ROCHESTER 

Peter Besik of New Effington, died at a Rochester, MN. , hospital on Wednesday. Funeral 
services will be at New Effington. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 10:45 at the Sacred Heart Church 
at New Effington, SD. 

Rosary will be said at 9 PM. , Friday at the church. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in 



charge of the arrangements. ********** 



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March 28, 1957 



ALVINA KINN RITES. SATURDAY . 

Death called a pioneer woman Wednesday morning, Mar. 27th, with the passing of Mrs. 
Alvina Kinn, who had been seriously ill for the past three months'. 

Funeral services will be held from the St. Philip's Church at 9 AM., Saturday, Rt. Rev.- 
Monsignor G. C. Bierens celebrating the funeral mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery 
in Hankinson. 

Alvina Erb was born January 3rd, 1880, at North Beaver Creek, WI. She moved with her 
family to North Dakota in 1883. On April 25, 1898 she was married to Mathew Kinn at the 
St. Joseph Church that was then located southwest of Great Bend. They had farmed for 45 
years in Waldo Township, moving to Hankinson in 1943. Mr. Kinn passed away a few days af 
after moving to town due to a farm accident. 

She is survived by two sons, Math of Hankinson, Frank of Fairmount and one daughter, 
Mrs. John (Mae) Smith of Hankinson. Also brothers and sisters, Henry, Adolph, Minnie Goltz 
of Hankinson; Lillian Sampson and Klars of Adrian, MI.; Rose Squires, Williamson, MI., Ida 
Brickner, Chesterton, IN., Leonard Sunnyside, WA. ; Wm. Spokane, WA. ; Louis of Brampton, ND. 
and Charles of Dillon, MT. Five brothers and sisters preceded her in death, namely; Alfred 
Albert, Ella, Leona and Manda. 

Visitation at the Wipperman Funeral Home will be Friday afternoon and evening, with 
Rosary at 8:15 PM. , Friday,' ^^^^j^jt***** March 28, 1957 

MRS. HERMES, 30 DIES SUNDAY 

Mrs. Francis (Jean) Hermes, 30, lifelong resident of this vicinity, died of a chronic 
respiratory ailment Sunday after a brief illness . 

"Requiem Mass was at 9 AM. , Wednesday in St. Philip's Catholic Church, Hankinson, the 
Rt. Rev. Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating and the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

Born June 29th, 1926, Mrs. Hermes was educated in the Hankinson schools. Besides her 

husband she leaves three children, Cyndia, Nancy and Thomas; her mother and stepfather, Mr. 

and Mrs. Frank Bommersbach; five brothers, Jerry Hipp, Hankinson; John of Mc Cluskey, ND. , 

Jacob of Minneapolis; W. J. Hipp, Evansville, IN.; and J. A. Hipp, Racine, WI., and four 

sisters, Mrs. Rupert Goerger, Wyndmere; Mrs. Ray Mitchell, Great Bend; Mrs. Lawrence Haeger, 

Lidgerwood and Mrs. Charles Mauer, Milwaukee, WI. 

********** March 28, 1957 

GREENDALE NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muehler, Gust, Bill and Adolph Muehler and Mr. 

and Mrs. Clemens Buck, Mrs. Mary Sander and Mr. and Mrs. August Medenwaldt attended the 
funeral Saturday at Garfield, MN., of their uncle, Frank Ziegelmann. 

,********** March 28, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services for Mr. Frank W. Ziegelmann, who died Wednesday, 

March 20th, at the Douglas County Hospital, where he was a patient over five months, were 
held in St. John's Lutheran Church, Garfield, MN. , at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. 
Ziegelman had a stroke in Oct. of 1956 and was confined at his home for several weeks, when 
his condition got worse, he was taken to the Douglas County Hospital. 

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Mr. Ziegelmah was boiriT DecV':llth,'-*1871, in Germany .With his parents'he came to 
Wisconsin in infancy. When he was 7 years old they moved to North Dakota, where he was 
confirmed and was a life long member of the Lutheran Church. He was united in marriage in 
Nov. of 1896 to Emma Breiiske, Thirteen children, nine sons and four daughters were born 
to this union. They lived in' this vicinity about six years then moved to Garfield, MN. , 
where they made their home on a farm. ■ His wife passed away on Oct. 20th, 1945. His passing 
is mourned by his children: Rudolph of Leaf Valley, MN.; Bill, Melvin, Olaf and Clarence of 
Alexandria; Herbert of Garfield, MN. ; Harry, Elmer and George at home. (Sophia) Mrs. Walter 
Nack, Alexandria; (Irene) Mrs. Henry Betterman, Garfield; (Linda) Mrs. Rudolph Medenwald of 
Alexandria; (Hermina) Mrs. Otto Giese of Osakis, MN. A host of grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. Three brothers, Fred Ziegelmann of Garfield; August and Adolph Ziegelmann of 
Great Bend; two sisters; (Minnie) Mrs. Fred Passenheim, Huron; (Emma) Mrs. Frank U. Martin, 
Fergus Falls, MN; three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. 

He was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife near Garfield. Clergyman 
was Rev. L. A. Buuck. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Gilbert, Arthur and Ralph Ziegelmann, 
Kenneth Betterman, Harold Nack, Emil Nack. Arrangements were in charge of the Anderson 
Funeral Home. 

Those attending from Great Bend were: Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelmann, Mr. and Mrs. Aug- 
ust Ziegelmann, Velma Remore, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ziegelman, Mr. 
and Mrs. Roy Ziegelman, Adela Ziegelman, Raymond Ziegelman, Mrs. Melvin Fenske and Lynn, 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krueger, Ewald and Elfrieda Hingst, Howard Ziegelman, Milton Ziegelman, 
Mrs. Leonard Prochnow, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Prochnow and Alfred, 
Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Buck, John Muehler, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Med- 
enwaldt, Mary Sanders, Mrs. F. Martin, Gust and Bill Muehler and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passenheim. 

********** March 28, 1957 

SISTER OF FAIRMOUNT MAN DIED SUNDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson received word Sunday that his sister, Mrs. Mathilda Dahl, 
87, of Watertown, SD. , died Sunday, March 24th. Ben Engebretson left Monday for Watertown 
to attend her funeral. Mr. Engebretson had spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week visit- 
ing his sister, Mrs. Dahl, at the hospital at Watertown. 

********** March 28, 1957 

MRS. F. HERMES 

The Requiem Mass for Mrs. Francis (Jean) Hermes, 30, was held at 9 AM., Wednesday, Mar- 
ch 27th , at St. Philips Catholic Church in Hankinson, with the Rt . Rev. G. C. Bierens off- 
iciating. Fr. Peschel of Casselton was at the altar, too. Rosary and prayers were led by 
Fr. Neal Kapoun and Fr. Peschel on Tuesday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Jean Hipp attended the St. Francis Academy in Hankinson. After graduation, she entered 
nurse's training at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. She was forced to give up her 
training after eight months because of ill health. She was then employed in Scheller's Store. 

On January 9th, 1946, she was married to Francis Hermes and to this union three children 
were born: Cynthia, Nancy and Thomas. 

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She was an active member of the Visitation Court No. 931, Hankinson, the Tabernacle 
Guild, Circle 6, and the Autumn Leaf Homemakers Club. 

She leaves to mourn her untimely death, her husband and three children, her mother and 
stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Sr., five brothers: Jerry Hipp, Hankinson; Jos- 
eph, of Racine, WI.; John of Mc Clusky, ND. ; Jacob of Minneapolis and Wendelin of Evans- 
ville, IN.; four sisters: Mrs. Ray Mitchell (Catherine), Great Bend; Mrs. Rupert Goerger 
(Rose) Wyndmere; Mrs. Lawrence Heger (Mary) Lidgerwood and Mrs. Charles Mauer (Frances) Mil- 
waukee, WI. Her father, Adam Hipp, preceded her in death in 1937. 

All the brothers and sisters were able to be present for the funeral except Joseph. He 
became seriously ill on the way home and was forced to remain in a St. Paul hospital. 

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hermes, 
Cyril and Clifford, Miss Donna Krump, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hermes, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fried- 
erichs, Mr. and Mrs. John Peschel, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Peschel, Mrs. Lydia Hermes and Mr. and 
Mrs. Jake Roth, all of Wahpeton. 

Other out of town people attending were: Fr. Anthony Peschel, Casselton; Mr. and Mrs. 
John Hermes, Fergus Falls; Mrs. Carl Robbins, Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reinke, Moorhead; Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Schummer, Sturgis, SD. ; Eugene, Kenneth and Shirley Hipp, Evansville, IN.; 
Johnny, Jackie, Mary and Sally Hipp, Mc Clusky, ND. ; Mr. and Mrs. John Roth, Hammer, SD. ; 
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ahders, Rock Rapids, lA. ; Mr. and Mrs. Ally Zwack, Wadena, MN., and Mr. 
and Mrs. Ed Goerger, Barney, ND. 

********** April A, 1957 

PIONEER TAILOR DIES SATURDAY 
- A pioneer Hankinson businessman was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery Tuesday after- 
noon after funeral services were held at the Union Congregational Church in Hankinson. 
The Rev. Frank Hirons , pastor, conducted the services. 

Magnus Granell passed away Saturday evening at St. Gerard's Hospital after having enter- 
ed the hospital less than a week previous. He was 72 years old. 

Mr. and Mrs. Granell had spent the winter in Florida, going there shortly before Christ- 
mas last year. On their return home, Mr. Granell stopped off at Hot Springs, MO., for treat- 
ments. It was shortly after his return home that Mr. Granell became ill. 

Mr. Granell was bom in Sweden, Feb. 5th, 1885. At the age of nine he went to Berlin, 
Germany, where he learned the tailoring business. In 1904, he came to America where he mar- 
ried Esther Wiitikko of Kotka, Finland. They were wed in New York City on Oct. 7th, 1906, 
at the Evangelical Lutheran Church there. Shortly after they moved to Springfield, MA., 
where they lived until 1912 when they moved to Fargo. They came to Hankinson in June of 
1913, and have resided here ever since, engaging in the tailoring and dry cleaning business. 

The late Mr. Granell was active in church and Masonic Lodge. He served in the several 
offices of the lodge and was master in 1921. He is survived by his wife and son, Edward of 
California, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

The graveside rites were conducted by the Hankinson Masonic Lodge. Out of town Masons 
attending the services were John Barner, Deputy Grand Master; H. R. Swanson, Deputy Grand 

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Lecturer; and Ralph Mc Conn, all of the Fairmount Lodge; Alfred Biggs of the White Rock, , 
SD., Masonic Lodge. 

In respect to the memory of the deceased, all business places here closed during the 
service. ********** April 11, 1957 

MOTHER of FORMER FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED 

Mrs. Stephen (Sophie) Rorvig, of Binford, ND., died recently in a Cooperstown hospital. 

Funeral services were held in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Binford. Mrs. Rorvig is 
a sister of Mrs. Ida Hoffman of Em...., Kansas and formerly of Fairmount. She had visited 
on different occasions at the Hoffman home in Fairmount. 

********** April 11, 1957 

LUTHERAN TEACHER PASSES AWAY at ALEXANDRIA 

Funeral services are being held today at 2 PM. , (Thursday, April 18th) at Zion Lutheran 
Church in Alexandria, MN. , for William Melchert, Minister of Education of the Lutheran 
Day School in Hankinson since 1945. Mr. Melchert passed away at Douglas County Hospital in 
Alexandria, MN., Sunday evening, April 14th, after a lingering illness. He was suffering 
from cancer of the bone. Mr. Melchert was 65 years old. 

The late Mr. Melchert was bom Dec. 1st, 1891, at Faribault, MN. , and was a graduate 
of Addison Teachers College of Illinois in 1912. He taught school in Alexandria, MN., for 
33 years, coming to Hankinson to teach when the Lutheran Day School was established in 1945. 

Although he had not been feeling well for some time, Mr. Melchert resigned his posit- 
ion at the school on Jan. 12th. He was confined to bed at his home for several weeks. He 
was taken to Alexandria about two weeks ago. 

- He was wed to Alma Steinhorst and to this union three daughters and a son were born. 
They are: Elna, who passed away last October, Mrs. Gene Boldt (Eleanor) of Duluth, MN.; 
Mrs. Virgil Plaster (Arlene) of Alexandria, MN.; and Arnim, recently ordained pastor, now 
serving a parish at Malta, MT. Besides his wife and children, 5 grandchildren also survive. 

Rev. G. C. Michael, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, will deliver 
the funeral sermon in Alexandra. Rev. Hill, pastor of the Alexandria Church, will have 



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MANTADOR NE:WS....Ann Blonigan passed away at Wimbledon, ND. , on Friday. Funeral ser- 
vices will be held at Mantador on Tuesday morning with interment at Calvary Cemetery. Miss 
Blonigan has been Fr. Thiel's housekeeper since he was ordained. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blonigan of Douglas, and Rev. Fr. Thiel of Wimbledon came on Sunday 
to attend the funeral services for Ann Blonigan. 

.********** April 18, 1957 

W. E. MELCHERT 

William E. Melchert was born in Morristown, MN., on Dec. 1st, 1891, the son of Emil 
Melchert and Henrietta Pooch. He grew to manhood in this community and attended, for two 
years, the high school in Faribault, MN. , and two years at the Concordia College in St. 
Paul. For four years he attended the Addison Normal School in Addison, XL., and graduated 

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in 1912, after which time he came to Alexandria where 'he*taught in the Zion Lutheran School. 

On March 3rd, 1916, he was united in'marriage to'Alma .Steinhorstj;at the Zion Lutheran 
Church in Alexandria. In August of 1945, ■■.thiey moved to ^Hankinson, ^ND. , where Mr. Melchert 
taught school in the Immanuel Lutheran^ School until Christmas of last year when he became 
ill. Last month he entered the Douglas County Hospital "in Alexandria where he passed away 
Sunday evening, April 14th, at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 13 days. 

Mr. Melchert had been an active member of both the Zion Lutheran Church of Alexandria 
and of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson in which he had served as Secretary of the 
Board, Choir Director, Organist and he taught Bible School and Sunday School; and also was 
active in civic affairs. 

He is survived by his wife. Alma; one son, Rev. Arnim Melcher of Malta, MX.; two daugh- 
ters, (Eleanor) Mrs. Gene Boldt of Duluth, MN. , and (Arlene) Mrs. Virgil Plaster of Alex- 
andria; and five grandchildren. 

Also surviving are four brothers and four sisters; Leo Melchert of Morristown, MN. ; 
Walter Melchert of Springfield, MN. ; Herbert Melchert of Park Rapids, MN.; Emil Melchert 
of Faribault, MN. ; (Lydia) Mrs. Martin Olson of Story City, lA. ; (Alma) Mrs. Rueben Martin- 
son of Milwaukee, WI.; (Esther) Mrs. Gilbert Hanson of Faribault and (Magdalene) Mrs. Hil- 
bert Kaeding of Milwaukee. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, one passing away in infancy; 
and one daughter, Elna Melchert who passed away in 1956. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 18th, 1957, at 1:30 PM. , from the Ander- 
son Funeral Home and at 2 PM. , from the Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Rev. K. K. 
Hi-11 of Alexandria and Rev. G. C. Michael of Hankinson, ND. , officiated. 

The choir sang "Jesus Grants Me Hope and Comfort" and the congregation sang the hymns 
"Oh How Blest Are Ye Whose Toil is Ended" and "This Body in the Grave We Lay" accompanied 
by Mrs. Eugene Voll. 

Pallbearers were Walter Roth, William Roth, Arthur Roth, George Brueske, Fred Kuehl, 
Walter Nack, Alexandria. *^*^****** ^p^.^^^ 25, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Place and Mr. and Mrs. Art Marohl attended the funeral at Claire 
City, SD., Saturday for Mrs. Reuben Twite. Mrs. Twite was the former Myrtle Brandel and 
had been an invalid for eight years. She is survived by her husband and two sons. 

********** April 25, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hoefs and Mrs. Gust Foeltz attended the funeral 

Saturday afternoon at Claire City, SD. , for their cousin, Mrs. Rueben Twite, 61, who died 
on Tuesday, April 16th. ' ********** April 25, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Elden Thiele, Mr. and Mrs. Willert Manske, Mrs. Hilda 

Manske, left Thursday morning for Wabena, WI., to attend the funeral of Mr. Edward Manske 
who passed away at 9:45 AM., on Tuesday. The funeral was held Saturday morning. Edward 
Manske is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Hilda Manske, and an uncle of Willert Manske and Mrs. 
Thiele. They returned home Sunday night. May 2, 1957 

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MANTADOR tTEWS. . /:Mr;' and Mrs;' Matt Reiland att funeral services for Mrs. Emil 
Huse at Mooreton on Thursday. ji; ********* May 2, 1957 

FORMER RESIDENT KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thompson received word on Monday of this week that Daryl L. Rattunde, 
27, of Necedah, WI., was killed in an airplane crash on April 9th, at Ft. Worth,] TX. Funer- 
al services were held on Palm Sunday, April 14th at the Methodist Church at Necedah, WI., 
with Military rites. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Pearl Rattunde, the former Pearl 

Thompson, and brothers. Daryl Rattunde had served four years in the military and was 

taking flying instructions at Texas. 

********** May 2, 1957 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT FAIRMOUNT FOR CHARLES LEROY ROBISON 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 27th, at the Methodist Church at Fairmount 
for Charles LeRoy Robison, 78, long time resident of North Dakota who died Tuesday morning, 
at the hospital at Moose Lake, MN., where he had been in ill health for the past year. Rev. 
David Knecht officiated at the service and the Rannery Funeral Home of Wheaton was in charge 
of the arrangements. Interment was made in the Graceland Cemetery at White Rock, SD. 

Musical selections by Mrs. Earl Schouweiler and Mrs. Gordon Williams included "Abide 
With Me." and "Rock of Ages," and a vocal solo "Crossing the Bar" by Mrs. Gordon Williams. 
Mrs. John Earner was the organist. 

Active pallbearers were: Clarence Swanson, Donald Wetherbee, Harley Swanson, Bill Hur- 
delbrink, Raymond Anderson and Gordon Williams, all fellow Masons. Honorary pallbearers 
were: James Clarey, Math Meyer, F. P. Nelson, Ralph Bonnie, Ray Taylor, Hans Astrup and 
Clarence Kutzer. 

C. L. (Roy) Robison was bom June 23rd, 1878 at Lake Crystal, MN. , where he attended 
school and grew to manhood. In 1900 he moved with his parents to this community. On June 
14th, 1905, he married Elsie Kreitlow at Wahpeton. They resided five miles south of Fair- 
mount where Mr. Robison operated the elevator at Blackmer for 45 years. They resided in 
Wheaton, MN., a short time before moving into Fairmount in 1951. His wife Elsie^ passed 
away in April of 1952 and a daughter Mary died at the age of two years. 

He is survived by two sons and three daughters and they are: Jack Robison of Wheaton 
and Arthur Robison of Bridgeport, WA. , Mrs. Walter (Ardis) Wolk of Omak, WA., Mrs. Arnold 
(Angle) Rundgren of Bamum, MN. , and Audrey Crawford of St. Cloud, MN. Other survivors in- 
clude a sister, Mrs. Wade Williams and a brother, Frank Robison both of Fairmount and five 
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie in 1952 and daughter Mary. 

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Herman Kreitlow, Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Kreitlow and daughter of Montrose, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Duffing, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Duffing 
and Mrs. Earl Bangle, all of Wheaton, MN. 

********** ^jay 2 1957 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 
Word has been received that Burnett Busher died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27th, 



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at San Diego, CA. He was the son of the late, Mrs. Kate Busher who were former residents 
of Fairmount. ********** j^y 2, 1957 

Mrs. Albert Bladow and Magdalen Lafrenz attended the funeral of their uncle, Ervin 
Prebble at Rutland Wednesday afternoon. 

********** jjgy 9 1957 

FUNERAL HELD for F. W. MOSEY of FAIRMOUNT 
(This article is printed on the curve of a bound book.) Funeral services were held at 
10 o'clock on Friday morning. May 3rd, at St. John's Catholic Church at Rosholt, SD. 

Mr. Mosey, 56, of Fairmount, died Tuesday evening, Apr. 30th, at the Veterans Hospital 

at He was a veteran of World War II. 

Francis W. Mosey, 56, of Fairmount, was bom, Nov. 23rd, 1901 at Veblen, SD. He was 

survived by his wife and a son Paul F. , of Fairmount and four stepsons (last name is 

Van Kemp en ) . His mother and other relatives survived also. 

********** j^y g 1957 

ATTENDS sister's FUNERAL 
Mike Schmit and son, Michael, Mrs. Herman Olig, Nick Schmit and Math Schmit of Fairmount 
attended the funeral Friday, April 26th, of their sister, Mrs. Anna Theis, 78, at Rockville, 
MN. She died on Tuesday, April 23rd. 

********** {,j3y 9 1957 

DIES SUDDENLY 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sinner had received word that his youngest brother. Dr. B. L. Sinner 

47, of St. Louis, MO., died suddenly of a heart attack recently. His funeral was held on 

April 23rd, 1957, at St. Louis. 

********** j,l3y 9 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.,.. Mrs. Waif red Larson accompanied relatives of Fargo and Moorhead to 
Windygates, Manitoba, Canada, on Thursday and Friday where they attended the funeral of 
Mrs. Larson's aunt, Mrs. Julius Grettum. 

********** I^ay 9 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maethner returned home Wednesday after being 

gone since Saturday where they attended the funeral of Mr. Maethner 's cousin, Frank Maeth- 
ner at Chicago, IL. ******** ^t ^ May 16, 1957 

CARL TRITTIN RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Carl Trittin, 84, of Great Bend, ND. , who passed away on Monday, 
May 20th, at the St. Francis Hospital, was held Wednesday at 1:15 C.S.T. from the Wipperman 
Funeral Home and at 2 PM., C.S.T. 'from the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend with Rev. 
Richard Tuescher conducting the services. 

Carl Trittin was born in Pommeranen, Germany, Sept. 1st, 1872., the son of Frederick 
and Wilhelmina Trittin. At the age of nineteem he came to America, coming to Mooreton, ND. , 
where he worked as a blacksmith. Two years later he moved to Great Bend, where he has since 
resided and practiced the blacksmith trade. 

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In 1895, he was married to Minnie Rossow. Mr. Trittln became ill in' March and was 'In ^^? 
the hospital since March 7, 1957. 

Surviving are his wife, Minnie, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Marks, Wahpeton; one son, Fred 
Trittin of Great Bend, a son Erick passed away in 1925. Two sisters, Anna, Mrs. Albert ' ■ '.. 
Grohnke, Lidgerwood; Bertha, Mrs. Wm. Kath, Davenport, lA. ; 2 brothers, Robert Trittin' of .('ii 
Lidgerwood; Otto Trittin of Claire City, SD. A brother, Albert Trittin passed away in 1950 ' 
and 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Great Bend, ND. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** May 23, 1957 

MRS. WITT RITES at BERTHA SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest Witt of Bertha, MN. , sister of Mrs. Minnie Witt of 
Hankinson, will be held Saturday at Bertha. 

Mrs. Witt passed away Wednesday at Bertha. 

********** May 23, 1957 

ARTHUR LEWIS FUNERAL FRIDAY at ST. PHILIPS 

The community was shocked and saddened Wednesday morning to learn of the sudden pass- 
ing of Arthur C. Lewis of Hankinson at St. Gerard's Hospital where he had been admitted 
only the day before. He had been confined to his home about a week prior to being taken 
to the hospital. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning from St. Philips Church here at 9 AM., 
with Father Francis Smalley celebrating the funeral mass. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 
PM. , on Thursday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 AM., Monday, 
May 27th, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN. 

In respect to the memory of the late Mr. Lewis, all Hankinson business places will 
close during the hour of the funeral, 9 AM to 10 AM. 

Arthur C. Lewis was born on May 23rd, 1912, at Moorhead, MN. , the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur R. Lewis. He was educated in the schools at St. Paul. In 1934, he was married to 
Mary Witte of Hankinson. For a number of years, Mr. Lewis was employed by the American 
Can Co., St. Paul. In 1943, he joined the Navy as a machinist's mate second class, serving 
for 24 years. 

The late Mr. Lewis came to Hankinson in 1946, where he operated a grocery store until 
three years ago. For the past 2^ years he was employed by the Hankinson Auto Co., as sales- 
man. Art, as he was known to his many friends in this area, was a person of very likeable 
personality. 

The deceased is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Barbara; and son Fred; his parents 
and three brothers: James R. , John L. and William E. , all of St. Paul. 

Pallbearers will be Joe Krump, Dick Krump, Elroy Kinn, Ralph Willert, Erling Haukness 
and Arthur Weber. 

The Wipperman Funeral Service will be taking the remains to St. Paul Sunday and will 
have charge of the interment Monday morning at Fort Snelling National Cemetery there. 

May 23. 1957 
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MANTADOR NEWS. ..".Funeral services for Mrs .-Alvina Mathias were held at Peace Lutheran 
Church at Barney on Saturday afternoon. •Interment was at Zion. 

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BURIAL HELD AT FAIRMOUNT FOR MRS. ADDIE THOMPSON 

Mrs. W. H. (Addle) Thompson of 716 7th St. North, Fargo, died Friday, May 17th, at her 
home at the age of 93 years. 

Mrs. Addle Thompson was bom Aug. 6th, 1863, and came to this territory with her parents 
in 1891 and homesteaded on a farm near Fairmount. She was married to Mr. Thompson in 1885. 
They resided in Richland County until 1914 when they moved to Pine River, MN. Mr. Thompson 
died in 1939 and since that time she has resided in Fargo. 

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Methodist Church at Pine River, MN. Funeral services 
were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning. May 20th, at the Merrill Moore Mortuary at Fargo 
with Rev. Richard A. Holden officiating. The organist, Mrs. Holden accompanied Mrs. W. S. 
Tarbel who sang. Burial was held at 1 o'clock on the same day at the south Fairmount Ceme- 
tery at Fairmount beside the body of her husband. 

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. W. (Ida) Swlgart, Mrs. Robert (LuLu) Snell, both of 
Fargo, Mrs. R. S. (Lillian) Branson of Fairmount. She was preceded in death by two brothers 
and a sister. 

Relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Branson, Mr. and Mrs. Rex 
Branson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Leathart, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hardie, 
Mr. and Mrs. Newell Hardie, all of Fairmount;- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Endlcott of Waybum, 
Canada and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pearson of New Effington, SD. 

********** May 23, 1957 

MRS. CLARENCE WETHERBEE DIED 
Mrs. Clarence Wetherbee of Rosholt died Friday evening. May 2Ath, and funeral services 
were held on Monday, May 27th, at Rosholt. Mrs. Wetherbee is a sister-in-law of Donald and 
Lester Wetherbee and an aunt of Mrs. Oren Budke all of Fairmount. 

********** May 30, 1957 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT CHILD DIES IN SEATTLE 
Relatives received word here recently that Theresa Marie, little daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Clarence Sauter of Seattle Motel Court, 19264 Pacific Highway So., Seattle, 88, WA. , 
died unexpectedly on Friday, May 30th. Theresa was one year and nine months old and was 
taken ill and hospitalized on Friday noon and died the same afternoon in a Seattle hospital. 
She is survived by her parents and four brothers. 

The Clarence Sauter family are former Fairmount residents and left on March 31st of 
this year for Seattle to make their home. 

Mrs. Stella Sauter of St. Cloud and formerly of Fairmount left immediately for Seattle 
to attend the funeral of her granddaughter. 

********** June 6, 1957 

MRS. G. BERNARD RITES MONDAY 
Mrs. Geo. (Veronica) Bernard died Thursday evening at the St. Francis Nursing Home in 

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^; Breckenridge where she has resided for the past several years. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, 9 AM., in St. Philip's Church in Hankinson. 
Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Six of her grandsons were pallbearers. The Wipperman 
Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. 

Veronica Miesen, daughter of Mathias Joseph Miesen and Marvin Kannera was bom Dec. 27th, 
1871, in Mt. Calvary, WI. She attended school at Mt . Calvary Academy. She came to North 
Dakota and married George Bernard on Nov. 25, 1891, in Wahpeton. They farmed on several pla- 
ces in Richland County. Thirteen children were born to this union. 

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1932 and one daughter Anna in infancy in 
1910. After the death of her husband, she resided at the homes of several of her children. 
As her health failed, she moved to Wahpeton and in the later years, she resided at St. Mary's 
Home and the St. Francis Nursing Home where she received medical care. 

She leaves eleven children to mourn her passing: Math of Britton, SD.; Frank of Sioux 
Falls, SD. ; Mrs. Peter (Lesha) Wawers, Adolph and Leo, all of rural Fairmount; Mrs. Arlie 
(Rose) Schiltz of rural Wahpeton, Mrs. Gregory (Angela) Bauer of rural Hankinson; Edward 
and Henry of Duluth, MN. , Mrs. Sylvester (Sabina) Mohr of rural Park Rapids, MN. ; and Will- 
iam of Mooreton, also 50 grandchildren and four sisters. 

Rosary was recited Sunday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** June 13, 1957 

Word was received here from Portland, DR.; that Jim Terwilleger passed away on June 
9th following a heart attack at Portland. Mr. Terwilleger is a brother-in-law of Charles 
and Fred Buckhouse and Mrs. Emelia Schroeder. Mr. Terwilleger is well known in this comm- 
unity, having farmed here a number of years ago. 

********** June 13, 1957 

Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup received the sad news of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Claude 
Dwyer of Spokane, WA. , Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer were former residents of this community. 

********** June 13, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roeder, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bellin of Lidgerwood and Mr. and Mrs. 
Rudolph Pankow attended the funeral of Mrs. Oscar Worner at Wahpeton Tuesday afternoon. 

********** June 13, 1957 

Mrs. Eddie Scheller and Mrs. Allen Popp attended funeral services for Mrs. Chelsey 
Ramsey at Wahpeton Monday afternoon. 

********** June 13, 1957 

DIES in MEXICO 

Miss Frances Stevenson, daughter of the late Chas . and May Stevenson, former residents 
of Fairmount, died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, June 9th, at Mexico City, Mexico, where 
she had been vacationing with an aunt, Alta Durkee. Funeral services are pending following 
the arrival of the body. 

Survivors include a brother, Albert Stevenson of Wahpeton, three aunts, Mrs. Ed (Hattie) 
Nelson of Fairmount, Mrs. C. A. Durkee of Abercrombie, and Alta Durkee of Great Falls, MT. , 

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and two cousins in this area, Mrs. Donald Sikorski of Fairmount and Milton Durkee of Aber- 
crombie. A more complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** June 13, 1957 

FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. CHAS. HOEFS 
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10th, for Mrs. Chas. Hoefs, 62, at 1:30 PM 
(C. D. time) at St. John's Lutheran Church at Tyler, ND. , with Rev. H. L. Schaefer officiat- 
ing. 

The pallbearers were: Oscar Krause, Clifford Krause, Bill Pelvit, James Pelvit, Art 

Weber and Harold Hoefs. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery at Tyler, ND. Vertin's 
Funeral Home in Wahpeton was in charge of arrangements. 

Pauline Elizabeth Hoefs was born Aug. 18th, 189A, at Hankinson. She grew up and attend- 
ed local schools. She was united in marriage to Julius Weiss at Fergus Falls, MN. , in 1913. 
Mr. Weiss passed away in 1940. In 1941 she moved to Ohio. On Nov. 27th, 1955 she was united 
in marriage to Charles Hoefs. The couple resided at 819 N. 2nd St., Wahpeton. She was a 
member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Tyler, ND. 

She passed away unexpectedly at the St. Francis Hospital on June 6th, 1957, at 6:45 PM. 
She leaves to mourn her loss the following children: Raymond Weiss of Elyria, OH.; Mrs. Don- 
ald (Esther) Dahl of Elyria, OH.; Mrs. Scott (Violet) Gainer of Elyria, OH.; and Mrs. Robert 
(Bemice) Perry of San Fernando, CA. ; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She 
is also survived by two brothers Ben Pelvit and Rudy Pelvit both of Breckenridge. Three 
sisters, Mrs. Francis Salmor and Mrs. Otto Berg, both of Stillwater, MN. and Mrs. Domnick 
Meide of Hankinson. One daughter preceded her in death in 1919. 

********** June 13, 1957 

FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR FRANCES STEVENSON 

Frances Stevensen was born ...ember 25th, 1904 at Fairmount, the daughter of Charles 
and May Stevensen. Her father died shortly before her birth and she made her home with her 
grandmother, Mrs. Frances Durkee and family while attending grade school at Fairmount. She 
attended high school in Wyndmere where her mother was teaching and later at Valley City State 
Teachers College and received her degree and education in Montana. At the time of her death 
she was working on her Masters Degree. For the past 29 years Miss Stevensen and her aunt, 
Alta Durkee, have taught in the Great Falls school system at Great Falls, MT. , and made their 
home together. 

Miss Stevenson suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on June 6th while vacationing in Mexico 
City, Mexico with Miss Miss Durkee. She underwent surgery June 7th but passed away without 
regaining consciousness on Sunday morning, June 9th, 1957. 

She is survived by a brother-, Robert Stevenson of Wahpeton, three aunts, Alta Durkee, 
of Great Falls, MT. , Mrs. Ed (Hattie) Nelson of Fairmount, and Mrs. C. A. Durkee of Abercrom- 
bie. Surviving cousins are Mr. Walter Sonnenstuhl of Palo Alto, CA. , Rev. Harry Durkee of 
Abercrombie, Mr. Donald Sikorski of Fairmount, Mrs. Glenn Case of Anchorage, AK. , and Mrs. 
Gertrude Matteson of White Rock, SD. 

Miss Stevenson was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Milton C. Stevenson, 

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for whom the Fairmount Legion Post is named and a sister Mildred Stevenson. 

Services were held at the Vertins Chapel at Wahpeton on Monday afternoon, June 17th, 
at 2 o'clock (CST) with Rev. David Knecht officiating. Mrs. John Earner was organist and s : 
she accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Donald Naggatz who sang "In the Garden" and "My God and , 1. 

I." Pallbearers were Clayton ty, Harley Swanson, Wesley . • . .wby, Richard Kurtz, Fred '^ 

Martinson and Harry Gebhart. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff ...bbitt of Wahpeton, Harvey 
Leathart, Ed Kurfist, F. P. Nelson, Rudolph Nelson, Glen Swanson, Wilbur Hurdlebrink, Walter 
Gebhart and Clarence Swanson. Burial was in the cemetery south of Fairmount beside the body 
of her mother. 

Friends from a distance attending were Miss Stevenson's Principal, Miss Mary Lee Tower 

and Mrs. Paul Walker of Great Falls, MT. , and Miss Bertha penhamer of Fargo. 

********** June 20, 1957 

FORMER CONDUCTOR DIES IN MINNESOTA 

Word has been received here of the death of Jack Piggott, former Soo Line Conductor 
out of Hankinson for many years. He passed away Tuesday, June 25th. 

Funeral arrangements were mot complete but it is thought the services will be held 
Saturday morning from Northland Funeral Home at Pine River, MN. Burial will be in a Brain- 
ard, MN., Cemetery. ********** j^^^ 27, 1957 

EMILIE SCHROEDER RITES SATURDAY. 

Funeral services for Emilie Schroeder who passed away on Tuesday, June 25th, will be 
held Saturday, June 29th, at 1:30 PM. , from the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson and 
from the Evangelical and Reformed Church at 2 PM. Rev. F. W. Paul, pastor of the church, 
will officiate. 

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday until the 
time of the service. The Wipperman Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** June 27, 1957 

FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY FOR PIONEER WOMAN 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 29th, at 2 PM. , in the Emmanuel Evangel- 
ical and Reformed Church with Rev. Fridel Paul officiating. 

Mrs. Schroeder, 76, passed away at midnight, June 25th, at her home after a long ill- 
ness. She had been a patient at St. Gerard's Hospital here in February and later while visit- 
ing her son in Fargo, she was taken to St. Johns Hospital there where her condition was des- 
cribed as beyond treatment. 

Her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Yakas had flown to Fargo to take care of her mother and it 
was Mrs. Schoreder's wish to be returned to her own home so Mrs. Yakas brought her in an 
ambulance to her home. On June 2nd her condition grew worse daily and the family was summ- 
oned. With her when she passed away were her three daughters, Hilda, Lena and Alma and a 
son Oscar. Almas husband George was at her bedside also. 

Mrs. Emilie Schroeder (nee Emilie Buchhouse) was bom in Stettin, Germany on Nov. 7th, 
1880. Her parents came to this country when she was seven years old and finally settled in 

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Hankinson, two miles south of Hankinson, where she grew to womanhood. 

On Feb. 24th, 1898, she was united in marriage to Otto Schroeder. fen children were 
bom to this union, nine of whom survive. Her husband preceded her in death on April 22nd, .-, 
1918 and a son Louis in 1949. The children living are: Arthur ' Schroeder, Plainfield.NJ.; '",• 
Lena Pettit, Buffalo, NY.; Fritz Schroeder, Fargo, ND. ; Hilda Yakas.Atheiton, CA. ; Oscar 
Schroeder, Columbus. OH.; William Schroeder, Fargo, ND. ; Hans Schroeder, Daly City, CA. ; 
Alma Jorgensen, North Tonawanda, NY.; and Dorothy Hayward, Daly City, CA. 

All of her children have visited her in the past month and were here for the funeral 
with the exception of Arthur Schroeder, Dorothy Hayward and William Schroeder of Fargo who 
underwent an emergency operation the day his mother passed away. Also attending the funeral 
were Mrs. Hans Schroeder and daughter Virginia, George Jorgensen and daughter, Sharon, And- 
rew Yakas and son Gary, Mrs. Fritz Schroeder and daughter, Salley Lee, Mrs. William Schore- 
der and daughters Pauline and Jeanne. 

From this large family there were only nine grandchildren, eight survive and one, James 
Pettit was killed in World War II. Three great-grandchildren have graced the family. 

Mrs. Schroeder leaves two brothers, Charles and Fred Buckhouse, both residing here, 
her sister. Bertha passed away 2 years ago. 

Mrs. Schroeder was a faithful member of her church and a charter member of the Ladies 
Aid. She is a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge and Homemakers Club. 

Pallbearers were her six nephews: Elmer and Alvin Buckhouse, Albert and Allan Buckhouse, 
Elmer and Willard Schroeder. Interment was made in the Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed 
Church Cemetery in Hankinson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home of Hankinson had charge of the arrangements. 

********** July 4, 1957 

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO KRUMP 

C. J. (Chris) Krump, Sonora, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning at Great Bend where 
he was surpervising the construction of a garage building. Death was due to a heart attack. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13th, at 9 AM from St. Philip's Church, 
Hankinson. Father Neal Kapaun will celebrate the funeral mass. Burial will be in Calvary 
Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home Thursday evening and Friday. Rosary 

will be recited at 8:30 PM Friday evening. A complete obituary will be in next week's 

edition of the Hankinson News. 

********** July 11, 1957 

STILES NEWS Mrs. Frank Hejtmanek drove Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jensen and Danny Jensen 

to Willmar, MN., on Wednesday to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Jensen's brother. 

They stopped enroute at Benson, MN. , for Mrs. Jensen's Aunt, Mrs. Anna Lee, and her sister 

Hazel Christensen of St. Paul. 

********** July 11, 1957 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Herb Goerger, Mrs. Mary Llngen and Mrs. Art Paulson left 

on Sunday for Wilmont, MN. , to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Lingen's sister. 

********** July 11, 1957 

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Mrs. Albert Pribbemow received a message |^from Red Bluff, CA. , that her brother, Steve 
Pedrett passed away of a heart attack. Mr. Pedritt visited in Hankinson a year ago. On 
account of a late message Mrs. Pribbernow was unable to get plane reservations in time to 
attend the funeral. ********** july n^ 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS. .. .Relatives and friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of 
Mrs. Anna Strege of Lidgerwood who passed away last Sunday morning, June 30th, She had 
surgery on a goiter last Tuesday and got over that all right. On Saturday it turned for the 
worse and she passed away Sunday morning. She was buried on Tuesday at Lidgerwood. 

********** July 11, 1957 

MRS. W. BAISLEY LAID TO REST 

Mrs. Jennie D. Baisley, wife of Wm. F. Baisley, passed quietly away at the St. Gerard 
Hospital in Hankinson on the evening of July 13th, at 11:39 PM. 

She was bom July 27, 1876 at Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory, where her father. 
Dr. Andrew Paulson, U. S. was at that time in the employ of the U. S. government as wagon- 
master and veteranarian and who was one of the first settlers to locate a homestead in that 
neighborhood. His wife, Hanna, was said to be the first woman passenger to enter Brecken- 
ridge by work-train as regular passenger service was not yet started. 

Mrs. Baisley is survived by her husband, Wm. , who recently passed his 90th birthday; 
5 sons, Wm. Martin, in Wauna, OR.; Andrew Cecil in Paqid, OH.; Courtney in St. Paul, MN. ; 
Ralph in Milwaukee, WI. ; and John Howard of Hankinson; Mrs. Rudie Klar of Milwaukee and 
Jewel of Jamestown, ND. 

. Mrs. Baisley had a host of friends who will mourn her loss for her gentle and genial 
disposition drew the love of all and little children whom she loved so well. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 16th, from St. Philip's Church at 9 AM., 
the Rev. Fr. Neal Kapoun officiating at the funeral mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, 
Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** July 18, 1957 

C. J. KRUMP 

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 9 o'clock AM, July 13th, 1957, at St. Phil- 
ip's Church, Hankinson, for Christopher Joseph Krump, well known resident of Devillo Town- 
ship, who passed away in Great Bend, ND. , Wednesday at 9:05 AM., where he was supervising 
a construction job. 

Mr. Krump was bom near Mantador on March 11th, 1890. When he was but 5 months old 
his father passed away. About 1896 the family moved to the Hankinson vicinity where he 
attended grade school. Later he attended the Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo. He also att- 
ended St. Johns College in Collegeville, MN. , where he studied architecture. 

On Nov. 21st, 1911, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Miss Anna L. Berg at St. Anth- 
ony's Church, Falrmount by Rev. F. A. Meyer. Five children were bom to this union: Jose- 
ph, at home, Mrs. Carl Krause (Leona) of Fairmount; Mrs. Louis Schiltz (Marie) of Hankinson; 
Mrs. Gordon Griggs (Doris) of West St. Paul, MN., and Mrs. Glen Krueger (Betty Lou Ann) of 

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Wolverton,' MN.'V- all of who survive "and were' In attendance along with his faithful wife. 

There are eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Krump, 
of Hankinson and Mrs. Alfred J. .dan (Anna) of Michigan. His Mother passed away in 1932. 
One brother, Peter M. Krump' in' 19. .and a sister, Elizabeth Krump in 1954. 

He started carpenter work at the age of 13 and throughout the years he continued in 
that line of work. : From 193 i to 1943 he was engaged in farming in the Fairmount vicinity. 
In January of 1944 he purchased the Sonora Store which he operated xintil the present time. 

He was township and school clerk of Devillo for the past years. The deceased was 

a highly respected citizen, a good neighbor, a kind father and devoted husband. He was. always 
loyal, faithful and devoted in whatever he undertook to do and his passing will be keenly 
felt by all who knew him. 

The Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. Fr. O'Neal Kahaun after which he preached an 
eloquent and impressive sermon.. The body was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers 
were his nephews, Francis and Leo Krump, William Boll, Sr. , LuVeme Eichhom, Fred Meyer and 
Leroy Berg. 

The many friends who were in attendance at the last rites gave silent evidence of the 
high esteem in which the departed was held. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of 
arrangements. ********** July 18, 1957 

AXEL HANSON RITES HELD TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held for Axel Ferdinand Hanson, 85, Tuesday afternoon at 2 PM. , 
at the Methodist Church in Fairmount. The Rev. B. B. Curtis of Wahpeton officiated at the 
service. The Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gordon 
Williams sang "Crossing the Bar" and "The Lord's Prayer," Mrs. Charles Bryan, was organist. 
Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Harley Swanson, Glen Swan- 
son, Ed Kurfirst, Harvey Leathart, Olger Olson and Richard Willson. 

Mr. Hanson was born in Dolslond, Sweden, Oct. 18th, 1871., and was 27 years old when 
he came to North Dakota. He homesteaded and farmed for 30 years in Towner County, near 
Egeland, ND. On Oct. 16th, 1901, he was united in marriage at Cando, ND. , to Elizabeth 
Johnson of Boston, MA. Two children were bom to this union, Mrs. Edith Fleenor, Wahpeton, 
and Mrs. Fred (Olga) Martinson of Fairmount. 

Mr. Hanson was very interested in farming and a lover of animals. After retiring from 
active farming the Hansons moved to Egeland. When Mrs. Hansons health failed they came to 
Wahpeton and Fairmount to be with their daughters. Mrs. Hanson passed away in Dec. of 1943. 
Mr. Hanson made his home with his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martinson until 
1954, then going to live at the Wahpeton Nursing home. He entered the St. Francis Hospital 
on Friday for medical care, passing away early Sunday morning. Besides his wife, two sis- 
ters and two brothers preceded him in death. Surviving are his two daughters, one grand- 
daughter, Shirley Fleenor and relatives in Sweden. 

********** July 18, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Boehning received a telegram stating that their aunt, Mrs. Charles 

Boehning of Marshfield, WI. , passed away Sunday. The funeral was held on Wednesday. She 

was also an aunt of Mrs. Robert Muehler. July 25, 1957 

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HUBRIG FUNERAL HELD THURSDAY 

Funeral services for Gottlieb Hubrig were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great 
Bend, Thursday, July 25th, at 2:30 PM. , where he had been a member of the church since he 
resided in the community. 

Mr. Hubrig was bom Jan. 22nd, 1864, in Kein Lase, Schlesien, Germany. He was bapt- 
ized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1889 he was united in marriage to Christine 
Becker, who passed away in 1941. They came to America as a young couple and made their 
home in Waldo Township. 

Remaining to mourn his death are two sons: Ernest of Hankinson, at the home place, 
Gustave of Wahpeton, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Pankow of Hankinson and Mrs. Ida Tischer, 
with whom he made his home for the past eight years. Two children died in infancy and 
another daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stein, preceded him in death in 1950. He is also survived 
by 32 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters in Germany. 

The pallbearers were Alfred Hubrig, Bernard Pankow, Elroy Stein, Reuben Tischer, Leon- 
ard Tischer and Melvin Hubrig. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral 
arrangements. ********** „£..„;. 

FAIRl'IOUNT HEART ATTACK VICTIM RITES ON SATURDAY 2 PM. 

August Weinkauf, 72, of Fairmount, passed away Wednesday, July 24th, at 3 PM. , while 
working on a granary at the farm home of his son-in-law, Marvin Propp, east of Farimount. 
His death was attributed to a heart attack. 

Mr. Weinkauf has lived in the Fairmount area since he was 14 years old. Funeral ser- 
vices will be held Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM. , from the Methodist Church in Fairmount. 

********** July 25, 1957 

SCHULTZ INFANT FUNERAL TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton for Julianne Joyce 
Schultz, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard W. Schultz, Sioux Falls, SD. The Rev. 
Henry Fry officiated and interment was in Fairview Cemetery. 

Julianne died Friday evening at Sioux Falls after a brief illness. She had been hosp- 
italized two days. She was born April 27th, 1957 at Sioux Falls, where Mr. Schultz is an 
instructor at the U. S. Naval Reserve Training Center. 

Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Jeneine, 3 and Denise, 14; grandparents: 
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Krause of Wahpeton and Mrs. Lona D. Schultz of Salmon, ID.; and great- 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Birdzell of Wells, NV., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause of 
Hankinson. ********** July 25, 1957 

SARAH GREEN FUNERAL FRIDAY 

Mrs. Sarah Green, long time resident of Hankinson died at the family home in the city 
on Tuesday morning, July 30th. Her husband John Green, died in 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Green 
came to Hankinson in 1898. Mr. Green then commenced the mercantile business now continued 
by his sons, John and Raymond. 

Mrs. Green was bom Sarah Poppler in Wisconsin on April 4th, 1865, With her parents 
she moved, when a child, to Waconia, MN. She married Mr. Green in 1886. 

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Surviving Mrs. Green are her children: Everard of So. St. Paul, MN-V Waldon of Minn- ■"'' 
eapolis, MN.; Ross of New Town, ND. ; and Raymond, Edmund and John of Hankinson; Mrs. Evan- 
geline Budde and Mrs. Everetta Hughes of Minneapolis and Mrs. Catherine Aker of Hankinson. 
A son, Frederick, died in 1949. She also left surviving her... 25 grandchildren and 40 great- 
grandchildren. 

Mrs, Green led an active and busy life until her years forbade. She found time to part- 
icipate actively in the church and club work of the community despite the demands of a large 
family. She had a comprehensive knowledge of the English language, its spelling and the 
meaning of its words. 

Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8:30 at the funeral home. Funeral services 
will be held Friday, Aug. 2nd, at 9 AM., at St. Philips Church at Hankinson. Rev. Neal 
Kapoun will offer the requiem high mass. Pallbearers will be John A. Roth, Norman Pribber- 
now, Harold Jones, Joseph Bimbaum, Everett Budge and George Mauer. Mrs. Green will be 
buried by the side of her deceased husband in Calvary Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
was in charge of arrangements. ********** August 1, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. Erick Fenske, Valdemar Fenske and Martin Fenske of Willmar, MN. , 

Mr. Herman Radig of Breckenridge, left by plane for Pasadena, CA. , last week to attend the 
funeral of Mr. William Radig. Mr. William Radig is a brother of Herman Radig and a broth- 
er-in-law of the Fenske's. ********** August 1, 1957 

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR AUGUST WEINKAUF, 72 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 27th, 1957, at 2 PM. , 

at the Methodist Church in Fairmount for August Weinkauf of Fairmount. Rev Bryan 

officiated at the services. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery. Vertin Funeral Home 
of Wahpeton had charge of arrangements. 

August Weinkauf, who had been a resident of Fairmount all of his life, died unexpected- 
ly Wednesday afternoon, July 24th, following a heart attack at the farm home of his daughter 
Mrs. Marvin Propp. 

He was born, August 28th, 1884 at Hutchinson, MN. , and came to Fairmount at the age of 

14 years. In Nov. of 1912 he married Anne Mate at St. Paul, MN., and they lived in 

St. Paul for foiir years. He was a member of the Force. 

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Lucille) Propp, of Fairmount, a 
son, Darrel..of Fargo, a brother. Otto of Fairmount and three grandchildren. He was pre- 
ceeded in death by a brother and four sisters. 

(This is a long article printed on the bound side of the newspaper) 

********** August 1, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT MAN DIES SUDDENLY 

Funeral services will be held Saturday Aug. 10th, for Frank Grundyson, 63, from the 
Methodist Church in Fairmount at 2 PM., Rev. P. A. Gisvold of Wahpeton officiating. 

Grundyson died suddenly while working on his farm near Fairmount Wednesday afternoon. 

********** August 8, 1957 

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PIONEER LOCAL FARMER BIES 

A pioneer Hankinson farmer, Rudolph Miller, was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon, 
Aug. 7th, when funeral services were held at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson, the 
Rev. R. Teuscher officiating at the last rites. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

Mr. Miller, 82, passed away Sunday evening at the St. Francis Home for the Aged in Breck- 
enridge. He had been cared for at the Home for the past four years. One of the pioneers 
in this area, Mr. Miller had farmed southwest of Hankinson since 1902. 

Born in West Prussia, May 30th, 1875, he came to this country with his parents. He is 
survived by his wife, sons. Glen, Elmer, Orton all of Hankinson, two brothers, John and 
Robert and sisters, Mrs. Wm. yedder and Mrs. August Weber, all of Hankinson and Mrs. Kob- 
etich of St. Paul. 



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August 8, 1957 



FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson returned home Friday evening after 
attending the funeral of Robert Kuahn at Watertwon, SD. 

********** August 8, 1957 

FORMER RESIDENTS' SON DIES SUDDENLY 
Arden Lund, 42, son of the late Tracy Lund and Mrs. Clara Lund, former residents here, 
died suddenly while at work in Minneapolis Monday of this week. Funeral services were held 
today, (Thursday) at Lanesboro, MN. , and he will be buried beside his father. 

The late Tracy Lund passed away about four years ago. He was in the implement business 
here for several years. Mrs. Lund now resides at Austin, MN. 

********** August 15, 1957 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR FRANK GRUNDYSEN 

FAIRMOUNT NBJS Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, Aug. lOth, at 

2 PM (CST) for Frank Grundysen, 63, of Fairmount at the Methodist Church at Fairmount with 
Rev. P. A. Gisvold of Wahpeton officiating. Vertin's Funeral Home in Wahpeton was in charge 
of arrangements. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery. Military rites were conducted 

by the C. Stevenson Post No 

Mr. Grundysen, who is a Fairmount Township farmer, was found dead Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 

at noon beside a swather that he had been repairing in Members of his family found 

him after going to look for him when he did not return home. He had consulted a doctor on 
Tuesday after becoming ill. 

He was born Oct. 9th, 1893, , MN., where he attended schools and grew to man- 
hood. As a young man he came to Richland County to be employed at the F. A. Bagg farm near 
Mooreton, where he worked until enlisting in the U. S. Marines, on Oct. 1, 1917 during WI . 

He married Evelyn Tveter of Mooreton on July lOth, 1928, and the couple resided in 
Milwaukee, WI. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Loum Sund (Audrey) and 
two grandchildren, Harlen and Charles. 

(There is more to this article. It is printed on the bound side of the newspaper) 

********** August 15, 1957 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED 
The funeral of Mrs. Paul (Edna) Litzau, 52, of Glencoe, MN. , formerly of Fairmount 

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was held Monday, Aug. 12th, in the First.Lutherati Church of Glencoe. 

The body has been accompanied from, the Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home at Wahpeton, ND. , 

■v.. ;.■■ \V,' .V' - ': ,...■,- 

to Glencoe. Mrs. Litzau died Thursday, Aug. 8th, after a long illness, 

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The former Edna Schiedegger, she was bornon Feb. 5th, 1905, at Rhinelander, WI., the 

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schiedegger of Fairmount. The family moved to Fairmount 

soon afterwards and she grew to womanhood there. After her marriage she and her husband 

made their home at Glencoe. 

Besides her husband and her parents, she leaves seven sons, David, John and Darrell 

of Glencoe, Allen of St. Paul, Eugene, in the Army in Louisiana, Richard of Cedar Mills, MN., 

and Donald of Lester Prairie, MN. Also two daughters, Mrs. Hillard (Betty) Matthews and 

Sharon both of Lester Prairie; a brother Harry Schiedegger, Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. 

Gertrude Muellenbach and Mrs. Leonard Sethre, both of Fairmount and three grandchildren. 

A son preceded her in death. 

********** August 15, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Ohnstad of Webster, SD. , were Fairmount callers 

Sunday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Gust Weige at the First English Lutheran Ch- 
urch on Sunday afternoon. ********** August 22, 1957 

58 YEAR RESIDENT HERE DIES AT WHEATON, MN. 

Funeral services for Minnie Neisch Weige were held at Fairmount, Sunday, Aug. 18th, 
at the First English Lutheran Church. Rev. Schaefer, pastor, conducted the service. She 
passed away on Aug. 15th, at 1:45 PM. , at the Barney Weige home at Wheaton, MN. 

Minnie Weige was born March 22nd, 1881, in Germany, the daughter of Gottlieb and Alber- 
tine Neisch. She emigrated to this country in 1886 and resided at Philadelphia, PA., from 
1886 to 1899 when she came to Fairmount. 

On June 20th, 1911, she was married to G. A. Weige and they farmed in the area for 
many years. Mr. Weige preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a son and a daughter: B. G. Weige of Wheaton and Geraldine Paulson, 
Bettendorf, lA. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; Fred and Henry Neisch of Fair- 
mount and Otillie Otto of Campbell, MN. 

Pallbearers were: Dale Luick, Charles Templeton, Keith Moon, Harold Hoefs, Ed Kurfirst 

and J. D. Swanson. ********** August 22, 1957 

ARDEN M. LUND 

Arden M. Lund, Minneapolis, 43, passed away Monday morning of a heart attack. Funeral 
services were held at Lanesboro on Thursday, Aug. 15th, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church 
at 2 PM. , with Rev. S. T. Severtsbn officiating. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Lund, formerly of Lanesboro, and was bom on 
March 4th, 1914, in Swift Current, Sask. , Canada. In June of the same year he with his 
parents, moved back to Lanesboro where he resided until Aug. 31st, 1929 when the family 
moved to Austin. He attended his grade school years and one year of high school in Lanes- 
boro and was confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church here. He was active in school 

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activities. He finished high "'school In Austin and worked there several years then joined 
his family in Minneapolis in 1934 where he worked at General Mills until he enlisted in the 
Second World War in 1942. He served at Waco, TX. , until given an honorable discharge be- 
cause of illness. 

He worked at Pemberton and Seattle, WA. , for several years, then returned to Minneapolis 
in 1944. 

He is survived by two children, Thomas and Judith, Minneapolis, his mother, Mrs. T. J. 
Lund of Austin, a sister, Mrs. D. J. Prinz, of Ionia, MI., a brother, Everett R. Lund of 
Minneapolis, his aged grandmother, Mra. A. J. Lund of Minneapolis, and many relatives in 
Minnesota, Washington, California and Illinois, also Colorado. (From the Lanesboro , MIT., 
Leader) ********** August 22, 1957 

EDWIN OSTBY RITES HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON 

Funeral services for Edwin Ostby, who passed away at Ellensburg, WA. , will be held 
on Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson. The Rev. 
Byron will officiate at the last rites. Burial will be in the Tyson Cemetery south of 
Hankinson. ********** August 29, 1957 

CALLED TO MISSOURI BY FATHERS DEATH 
Mrs. Lester McConn received word that her father, Mr. John Dixon, 75, died of a heart 
attack Wednesday morning at Raymondsville, MO. Mr. and Mrs. McConn and children and Mrs. 
Mrs. Lloyd Sikorski left Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral which was held Friday. 

********** August 29, 1957 

DIES UNEXPECTEDLY 
- Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Miller, Bend, OR., and relatives were grief stricken over the un- 
expected death of their 2 month old son, Randall, on Sunday morning. The baby was to have 
been baptized at a church service that same day. Death was due to a respiratory obstruction. 

Mr. and Mrs. Miller are here visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August 
Miller. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First English Lutheran Church 
with the Rev. Henry L. Schaefer officiating. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge. 

********** August 29, 1957 

EDWIN OSTBY 
Edwin Ostby was born at Hankinson on Feb. 21st, 1899, the son of Nils Ostby and Ragna- 
hild Fuglem. He grew to manhood in Greendale Township and attended the AC at Fargo. He 
also took a barber course in Minneapolis. Mr. Ostby went west in about 1930 and spent the 
intervening years in that locality. He also spent several seasons in Alaska. Mr. Ostby 
passed away Aug. 26th, at Ellensburg, WA. 

The deceased was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sigurd and Carl; 
four sisters, Gladys, Mabel, Nellie and Olena. Surviving are three brothers: Ole of Doug- 
las, ND. , Raymond of Staples, MN. ; and Peter of Castroville, CA. ; three sisters; Mrs. Will- 
iam Koehler and Mrs. Harry King, both of Hankinson and Mrs. Gilbert Schock of Amery, WI . 
Funeral services were held last Friday at the Wipperman Funeral^ Home with Rev. Byron 



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^f.-r.' ■ ■ --• .,■■;-. 

V^'. ■ of the Fairmount Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Tyson Connnunity Cemetery 

south of Hankinson. ^^^^^^^^^ . 

********** September 5, 1957 

CALLED TO MONTANA BY DEATH OF MOTHER 
Gladys Langstaff was called to Glendive, MT. , Monday due to the death of her mother' 
who passed away Monday morning at a Glendive Hospital. She had been a patient in the hosp- 
ital there but death was unexpected. 

********** September 12, 1957 

MRS. BOHNENSTINGLE DIES SUNDAY 
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Matt Bohnenstingl Wednesday morning, Sept. 11th, 
from the St. Philips Church, Hankinson, with Father Neal Kapoun officiating. Mrs. Bohnen- 
stingl passed away Sunday afternoon at the St. Gerard Hospital. 

Helen Geneva Bohnenstingl was bom Jan. 16th, 1909 at Wheaton, MN. She was married 
Jan. 11th, 1943, living in this community ten years. Mrs. Bohnenstingle had been ill the 
past two years. 

Surviving are her husband, mother, Mrs. Cora Hines, VTheaton, MN. , and a sister, Mrs. 
Vance Erickson, Rosholt, SD. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** September 12, 1957 

Mrs. Margaret Brummond of Bismarck and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bresnahan went to St. Paul on 
Sunday evening to attend the funeral of the ladies brother, Mr. Leonard McMorrow, who was 
born and raised near Hankinson, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McMorrow, who home- 
steaded near Hankinson almost 70 years ago. 

********** September 12, 1957 

MRS. M. BOHNENSTINGL 
Helen Hokanson was born on Jan. 16th, 1909, in Wheaton, MN. , to John and Cora Hokanson. 
She attended grade school in Wheaton and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1927. Upon 
completion of High School she attended Colhoun Business School in Minneapolis, graduating 
in 1929. On Jan. 12th, 1943, Helen married Mathias Bohnenstingl. They resided in Wheaton, 
Appleton and Cyrus, MN., before moving to Hankinson in 1949. 

Mrs. Bohnenstingl suffered a stroke in 1956 from which she never fully recovered. She 
passed away Sept. 8th, 1957. Funeral services were held on Sept. 11th at St. Philip's Church 
in Hankinson. Surviving are her husband, Mathias Bohnenstingl, her mother, Mrs. Cora Hines, 
Wheaton, MN., and one sister, Gleane Erickson, Rosholt, ND. 

********** September 19, 1957 

MASS of ANGELS HELD for BOMMERSBACH BABY 
Mass of the Angels was said for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bommersbach on 
Tuesday morning at St. Gerard's Hospital. 

********** September 19, 1957 



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BELFORD LADY'S FUNERAL FRIDAY ' !" 

Mrs. Herman Weber, well known Belford Township resident, passed away suddenly early 
last Monday morning at her home there. She suffered a heart attack a short time ago and 
was hospitalized at the local hospital. 

Wilhelmlna Wendt was bom in Belford Township on Oct. 2nd, 1886, the daughter of Mr. • 
and Mrs. John Wendt. She was a member of the First Confirmation Class in the present Bel- 
ford Church in the year of 1900. 

She was united in marriage to Mr. Herman Weber on Nov. 21st, 1906, by Rev. Hilgendorf 
in the Belford Church.. This union was blessed by two children, Arthur and Marion (Mrs. 
Ervin Falk.) 

Mrs. Weber was very active in the affairs of her church, being a charter member of the 
Belford Ladies Aid and also was deeply interested in civic and community affairs. Mr. and 
Mrs. Weber celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 21st, 1956. 

She leaves to mourn her passing; her husband, Mr. Herman Weber, her son, Arthur of 
Hankinson, her daughter, Mrs. Ervin Falk, of Mantador, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. 
Henry Krause, Hankinson, Mrs. Percy Reynolds, St. Paul, MN. , and one brother, Gustave Wendt 
of Wahpeton, ND. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, one step-sister and one step-brother. Funeral 
services will be held at 2 PM. , from St. John's Lutheran Church of Belford on Friday, Sept. 
20th. The Wipperman Funeral Home will be in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** September 19, 1957 

SAND RITES HELD TODAY 

The funeral of Edward Sand, 64, of Hankinson, was held on Thursday, Sept. 19th, in the 
Congregational Church, the Rev. Frank Hirons officiating and the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Sand died Monday, Sept. 16th, in a Fargo Hospital. He had been a patient 3 weeks. 
Born April Ath, 1893 at Kindred, ND., Mr. Sand had resided in that area until 1956 when he 
moved to the Hankinson vicinity. He married Helen Nelson on July 11th, 1950, in Brecken- 
ridge, MN. 

He also leaves three brothers, Melvin and Arthur of Kindred and Henry of Portland, OR., 
and a sister, Mrs. George (Betsy) Ronice, of Leonard, ND. 

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Hankinson Congregational Church and the 
American Legion. Pallbearers were Melvin Vangrud, Kermit Johnson and Geo. Mettun of Kin- 
dred, M. C. Kirkeby, 0. A. Oliver and Joe Motis of Hankinson. 

Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. The American Legion had charge of the service at 

the cempfPTv 

^" ' ********** September 19, 1957 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF GRANDMOTHER 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sinner and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sinner attended the funeral of Mrs. 

Paul Sinner's grandmother, Mrs. Sophia Johnson at Alexandra, MN. , on Sunday, Sept. 15th. 

Mrs. Johnson passed away on Thurs . Sept. 12th. 

********** September 19, 1957 

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FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN MONTANA^"^^'"^'''^'^'*'''^^-' """ "^"'"l?^'*l^- 

Mrs. Elizabeth E. Willard, 83, passed away recently at Havre, MX., where she had 
resided for many years. Following is an account which appeared in a Montana newspaper 
recently: ' 

"Mrs. Willard was bom April 1874, at Winona, MN. She was married. In 1894 at West 
Concord, MN. , to Arthur E. Willard, who died in 1918 at Minneapolis. Mrs. \ Willard came to 
Havre in July of 1919 from Hankinson, ND. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of Amer- 
ica, the VFW Auxiliary and the Rebecca Lodge. She is the oldest member of the Havre Rebecca 
Lodge and has been a Past Noble Grand." 

********** September 26, 1957 

MRS. ED WILPRECHT'S BROTHER DIES IN WEST 

Mrs. Ed Wilprecht received word of the death of her brother, Albert Muehler of Lomita, 
CA. , Thursday, Sept. 19th, after suffering a heart attack. Died at his home in Torrance, CA. 

Other survivors include his wife, Gladys, and two sons, Elmer and Vernon, both of Calif, 
his father, Gustav Muehler of Hankinson; sister, Mrs. Orie Baker, Wahpeton and Mrs. Robert 
Berg, Hankinson; and sons, August, Robert and Bob all of Hankinson. 

********** September 26, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT WOMAN SISTER KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT 

Mrs. David Crawford received word Monday that her sister, Mrs. Nettie Johnson of St. 
Paul had been reported killed in an auto accident that day. Mrs. Crawford left the same 
day for St. Paul. ********** September 26, 1957 

FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. CHAS . WHITE 

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles A. (Mayme) White of Fairmount was held Tuesday after- 
noon at 2:30 (CST) on Sept. 24th, at the Methodist Church at Fairmount with Rev. Charles 
Bryan, Pastor of the Methodist Church and Mr. Robert Granger, student pastor of the Church 
of Christ of Fairmount, both officiating. A quartet of the Minnesota Bible College of Minn- 
eapolis sang two numbers. Interment was in the south Fairmount Cemetery beside the body 
of her husband. Pallbearers were Bernard Gray and Willis Wilker, Merle Ready, Bud Clause 
and Clifford Harn. Vertin Funeral Home at Wahpeton was in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. White, 62, of Fairmoimt, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 20th, at the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital. Mrs. White, the former Mayme E. Ham, was bom Jan. 28th, 1895, at Briff, lA. 
She attended schools at Benson, MN. , and Sisseton, SD. , and was married to Mr. White in 1922. 
They resided at Fairmount where he was a rural mail carrier until his death on Aug. 8th, 
1952. For the last two years she had made her home with a son-in-law, Elroy Schroeder, 
rural Fairmount . 

Surviving are two daughters', Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Jackman, Euphrata, WA. , and Mrs. 
Willard (Alva) Schroeder, Fairmount; three sons, Roger in the U. S. Army at Dover, DE., and 
Wilbur at East St. Louis, IL. ; and Raymond of Minneapolis. 

Two sisters, Mrs. Eathy Morse, Spokane, WA. , and Mrs. Albert Langeberg, Veblen, SD. ; 
two brothers, Benjamin Ham of Veblen and William of Sisseton; 23 grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Elroy Schroeder died in 1955. 

********** September 26, 1957 

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GRANDSONS OF^MANTADOR iAdY DROWN IN POOL 

Danny and David Lorness, two and three years old, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Forness 
of Morris, MN., drowned Tuesday in a swimming pool above a neighbor ' s garage there. 

The boys' mother is the former Rosemary Lenz of Mantador, daughter of Mrs. Anna Lenz, 
who is well known throughout this area. _ . 

The unusual swimming pool is located above a garage and the bodies were discovered by 

a resident of the upstairs apartment in the Fomess home. Authorities said Danny and David 

apparently had wandered into the garage, walked up a flight of stairs to the pool, then fell 

in and drowned. 

********** October 3, 1957 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Popp and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waite attended the 

funeral Saturday at Bertha, MN. , for a former neighbor, Mrs. Bert Heyen. 

********** October 3, 1957 

LEONARD McMORROW DIES IN ST. PAUL 

Funeral services for Leonard W. McMorrow, 228 6th Ave. No., So. St. Paul, MN. , who 
died Sept. 7th, 1957, after an extended illness, were held in Grace Lutheran Church, So. St. 
Paul, on Sept. 10th, 1957, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Born in Hankinson, ND. , Mr. McMorrow had lived in So. St. Paul for the past 34 years. 
He was employed for 25 years at Swift and Co. 

He is survived by his wife, Clara, by five children: Mrs. Earl Swain (LaVeme) , Melvin, 
Marlin and Richard, all of So. St. Paul; and Milton of Palatine, IL. , by four brothers, 
Frank of Milwaukee, Phil of Mansfield, OH.; Joseph and Edward of St. Paul, by two sisters, 
Mrs'. William Bresnahan of Hankinson, ND. ; and Margaret of Bismarck, ND., and by 17 grand- 
children. ********** October 3, 1957 

MRS. BOLDT RITES HERE FRIDAY 

Death on Tuesday morning, Oct. 8th, called home a pioneer woman of the Hankinson comm- 
unity in the passing of Mrs. Ernest ina Boldt. Mrs. Boldt had been failing in health for the 
past six months and lately had been cared for at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Knaack. 

Mrs. Boldt was born in Germany, Dec. 12th, 1870. At the age of 17 she came to America 
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Boldt residing in the Great Bend territory. She was 
married to Herman Boldt of Hankinson, on March Ath, 1890, residing on their homestead south- 
west of Hankinson. 

She is survived by (Mary) Mrs. Chas. Vedder, Albert, (Delia) Mrs. Walter Knaack, Arthur 
and Lester all of Hankinson, (Lena) Mrs. Emil Knaack of St. Paul, MN. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 PM. , from the Evangelical and Reformed Church 
at Hankinson with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. Burial will be beside her husband in the 
church cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements. 

********** October 10, 1957 



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V. V ■/•'ELMER SUNDE KILLED AS AUTO UPSETS ON CURVE 

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 PM. , from the Brandvold Lutheran 

"'■."■, 
Church for Elmer C.Sunde, 24, who was killed early last Sunday morning when his car over- 
turned and rolled on a curve about a mile south of Claire City, SD. 

The victim, in company with his brother, Irving, who was visiting here from the west 
coast, was seriously injured and is In'a hospital in Sisseton. The two brothers are sons 
of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sunde, who farm south of Hankinson, just this side of the state line. 

It is not known which brother was driving the automobile which is reported to have 
turned over several times, crushing Elmer beneath the vehicle. 

The Rev. G. J. Gjevre, pastor of the church, will conduct the funeral services. The 
Wipperman Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. 

********** October 10, 1957 

GRANDSON DROWNS AT HASTINGS, MN. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gabbert, who had come here Friday from Hastings, MN. , to attend the 
funeral of his father, John Gabbert, were called back to Hastings, the same day. 

Their seven month old grandson, Jimmy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hakseth, had wandered 
from his home and drowned in the Mississippi River. The mishap occurred Friday afternoon 
near the child's home in Hastings. Mrs. Hakseth is the former Donna Gabbert. 

Funeral Services were held on Sunday at Hastings. The little boy is also the great- 
grandson of Mrs. Mary Weinkauf of this city. 

********** October 10, 1957 

JOHN GABBERT FUNERAL HELD 

Funeral services for John C. Gabbert, who died Friday at St. Gerard Hospital in Hank- 
inson, were held Sunday afternoon from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. R. Tuescher off- 
iciating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in 
charge of final arrangements. 

John Carl Gabbert was bom near Marshall, MN. , Jan. 29th, 1880, the son of William and 
Mary Gabbert. As a young man he moved to North Dakota, where he farmed south of Hankinson. 
On Dec. 13th, 1906, he married Rose Hentz, who preceded him in death Jan. 11th, 1939. He 
moved to Hankinson in the fall of 1941 with his daughter, Mrs. Ann Renegar, where he resided 
until his death.' 

On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2nd, he suffered a paralytic stroke and was taken to St. 
Gerard Hospital by ambulance where he passed away early Friday morning. He is survived by 
two sons, Walter of Hastings, MN. , Ray of Harvey, ND. ; three daughters, Mrs. Otto Heesch, 
(Lillian) of Hastings, MN. , Mrs. Ann Renegar and Mrs. Reinhart Wurl (Myrtle) of Hankinson, 
20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Wm. and George, both of Hankinson, 
one sister, Mrs. John Wolff of Wood Lake, MN. , as well as many other relatives and friends. 
His parents, two brothers, one sisters and two grandchildren preceded him in death. 

He attained the age of 77 years, 9 months and 29 days. 

Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Wolff, Mrs. Hulda 
Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wolff and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gabbert and family all of Wood 

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■-..s5i5;?*fLakeV'MN. ; Mr.'- and Mrs. Ted Highman, Granite Falls, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gabbert of 
'■""Albert Lee, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gabbert, Harvey and Joyce of Drayton, ND. ; Mr. and 
Mrs. Art Miller, Mrs. Sarah Coppln and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Feldmann and Sylvia all of Wahpeton, 
ND.,"Mr. and Mrs. John Front, Britton, SD. , Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hentz and Sharon, Rosholt, SD. , 
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hentz and Lynda, Minneapolis, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hentz and family, 

.^''' '""iNew Effington, SD. ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gabbert and family, Moorhead, MN. and Mr. and Mrs 
Ray Gabbert of Harvey. **********' October 10, 1957 

Mrs. Mary Lewis, Fred and Barbara attended the funeral for Mrs. Fred Ingstad at Fargo 
on Saturday morning. Mrs. Ingstad was a sister of Mrs. Art Lewis, Sr. , of St. Paul. 

********** October 17, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS The sympathy of the community is extended to the Deike's, Hoeft 

and Lenz families in the death of their wife and mother, Mrs. H. A. Deike who passed away 
Thursday evening, Oct. 10th at her home. 

********** October 17, 1957 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF RELATIVE IN ST. PAUL 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz and Dina, and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Franz attended the fun- 
eral of Messrs. Franz's nephew's wife, Mrs. Clarence Hell at St. Paul. She passed away on 
Oct. 9th. The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 12th. Mrs. Hell was 34 years old and is sur- 
vived by her husband, three children, sisters and brothers. 

********** October 24, 1957 

Word has been received by friends of the death of Mrs. Hilman Salsrude of Placerville, 
CA,., on Sept. 23rd. The Salsrude 's were former Hankinson residents. 

********** October 24, 1957 

MRS. TOM BRADLEY DIES ENROUTE FROM CALIF. TO WISCONSIN 

GREAT BEND NBJS Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bradley, Santa Clara, CA. , were enroute to Con- 
cord and Watertown, WI., to visit Mrs. Bradley's relatives and hometown and on Sunday, Sept. 
15th, reached Waterloo, lA. , where Mrs. Bradley was stricken with a fatal heart attack. 

Mrs. Bradley (nee Ida Ziegelman) was born July 9th, 1889, in Concord, WI . , to the late 
Herman and Wilhelmlna Ziegelman. On Oct. 30th, 1912, she was married to Tom Bradley of 
Milwaukee. They made their home there until 1950 when they moved to California. Mrs. Brad- 
ley is survived by her husband, one son, Carroll of Newark, CA. , one granddaughter. Three 
sisters: Mrs. Minnie Schultz of Concord, WI. ; Mrs. Francis Foster of Los Altos, CA. ; Mrs. 
Lydia Bellows, Chicago, IL. Two brothers, Albert and Herman of Watertown, WI . 

Funeral services were held in Waterloo, lA. , at 2 o'clock Tuesday, Sept. 17th. The 
remains were sent to California. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schultz, Robert Schultz, Albert and 
Clifford Ziegelman, Mrs. Roy Jones and Mrs. Wm. Utecht, all of Wisconsin motored to Water- 
loo, lA., Tuesday for the funeral. 

********** October 24, 1957 

MRS. CLARENCE SWANSON'S NEPHEW KILLED OUT WEST 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Swanson received word recently that the bodies of her nephew, 

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Dean LeClair, 23, and his companion were found by hunters on Oct. 6th, at Washington. The"T;fr 
boys were reported missing since Aug. 30th, and had an auto accident enroute home from work v 
at Wishram, WA. , and had gone down a 100 foot bank. The car was driven by Dean's companion. 
Dean's home is at Plankinton, SD. , and he had been employed in Washington. Dean's brother 
Robert LeClair was killed in May of 1956 in an auto accident in South Dakota. 

Funeral services for Dean LeClair were pending waiting the arrival of his family from ■■ 
Plankington, SD. , who left on Thursday of last week for Washington. 

********** October 24, 1957 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mrs. David Crawford returned home recently after attending the funeral of her sister, 
Mrs. Nettie Johnson of St. Paul, who was killed Sept. 23rd, 1957, as a restilt of a car 
accident. Funeral services were held at St. Paxil on Sept. 26th. 

********** October 26, 1957 

MRS. G. LENZ RITES HELD HERE SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Gustav Lenz, Sr. , who died at the age of 89, were held 
Monday afternoon from the Evangelical and Reformed Church at Hankinson. Rev. F. W. Paul 
officiated and interment was in the Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. 

The Girls Choir sang, assisted by Roger Buckhouse at the organ. Mrs. Lenz was a char- 
ter member of the church from which she was buried. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers. 
The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Emilie Johanna Louise Seefeldt was born June 7th, 1868. She was baptized on June 18th, 
1868, and confirmed in 1882, in Lasbeck, Germany. She was the daughter of William Seefeldt 
and Dorothy Reinke. She was married in 1888 to Gustav Lenz in Acoma, MN. They homesteaded 
in Greendale Township, Richland County in 1888. They later moved southwest of Hankinson. 

Born to this union were 8 children: Charles of Lidgerwood; August of Wahpeton; Gust, 
Max and Mrs. Vernon (Anna) Smith, all of Hankinson. One son. Bill, passed away Jan. 10th, 
1956. She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away Sept. 9th, 194 1, and two 
daughters, who died in infancy, also 5 brothers and one sister. 

She is survived by 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

********** October 31, 1957 

LOCAL PASTOR'S MOTHER DIES AT FARGO 

Mrs. Ernest (Rose Marie) Kapoun, mother of the assistant pastor of St. Philips Church 
in Hankinson, the Rev. Neal Kapoun, passed away Sunday In a Fargo hospital where she had 
been a patient for the past 12 years. She was 54 years old and formerly resided at Alice, ND. 

Solemn Requiem High Mass was celeberated at 10 Tuesday in St. Henry Catholic Church at 
Alice. A son, the Rev. Neal Kapaun, was celebrant of the Mass. The Rev. Julius Walz was 
deacon and the Rev. Peter Bannon subdeacon. 

Born at Alice, Feb. 19th, 1903, Mrs. Kapoun grew to womanhood there and was married 
to Mr. Kapoun June 26th, 1928. Besides her husband and the son, who is assistant pastor of 
St. Philips Church at Hankinson, she leaves a daughter, Ann at home, and a sister, Mrs. F. 
F. (Alice) Young, 1510 9th St. N. , Fargo. 

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Attending the funeral from Hankinson were: Msgr. G. C. Bierens, Lena Alb recht'*''tfaies?'-^'^' 
Walter Clarey, Ray Erickson, John A. Roth, Frank Bommersbach, Sr., Nick Benroth and D. L. 
Meide. ********** • October 31, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS. . . .Adolph Ziegelman received word from Leipzig, Germany on Saturday 
that a relative, Mrs. Anna Krienke, passed away at her home on Sept." 16th of a heart ailment. 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wawers attended the funeral of his brother's wife,' 

Mrs. Nick Wawers, at Breckenridge on Thursday. 

********** November 7, 1957 

JOHN M. KRUMP RITES MONDAY 

Requiem Mass for John M. Krump, 69, life long resident of the Hankinson area, was 
held at 9 o'clock, Monday, Nov. 11th in St. Philips Catholic Church, Rt. Rev. Msgr. G. C. 
Bierens officiating. Mr. Krump died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday afternoon. 

John M. Krump was born Sept. 17th, 1889 in Belford Township., where he attended school 
and grew to manhood. He married Alvina Foertsch at Mantador, ND., Oct. 30th, 1913. Mr. 
Krump was engaged in farming north of Hankinson until 1944, when they moved to Hankinson 
and where they have since resided. 

He served on Belford Township board for 23 years, R.S.R. for a number of years and the 
Board of County Commissioners for 7 years, still holding that office at the time of his death. 
He was a member of the Mantador Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Philips Church of Hank- 
inson. 

The Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated at St. Philips Church by Msgr. Bierens, 
assisted by Rev. Neal Kapoun and Rev. George E. Miller of Mantador. Interment was at Cal- 
vary Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Wilbert Thiel, Arnold Foertsch, Louis Foertsch, Henry 
Krump, Lester Krump and Lawrence Heitkamp. Honorary Pallbearers were: Arthur Gunness, 
Odin J. Wold, Raymond Olson, C. M. Comstock, Adolph Peterson and J. E. Little. 

********** November 14, 1957 

A. H. Melcher accompanied by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Melcher 
of Breckenridge to Norfolk, NE., last Wednesday. They attended the funeral of the former's 
brother, Louis Melcher on Thursday, returning home Thursday evening. 

********** November 14, 1957 

OMISSION 
Editor's Note: Inadvertently deleted from the obituary of the late John Krump in last 
week's news were the surviving relatives names. Our apologies for this omission. 

The late John M. Krump is survived by his wife, four sons: , Wilfred, Sylvester, 

Hankinson; Ambrose of St. Paul, MN. Two daughters, Mrs. Wil. . . . (Mary) Baldner of Mooreton, 
ND. , and Mrs. Elroy (Alvina) Muehler of Hankinson. There are eighteen grandchildren. 

Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Michael (Margaret) Haf , Detroit Lakes, MN. His 

parents, six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. 

********** November 21, 1957 

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F. RADLOFF RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON 

Frank Ferdinand Fredrick Radloff , lifelong resident of Hankinson, passed away at his 
home on Tuesdaywornlng , Nov. 19th., 1957, obtaining the age of 79 years and 18 days. He was 
,,,,. up until three weeks ago when he became confined to home till time of death. ■ 

Mr, Radloff was bom in Germany on Nov. 1st, 1878, coming to America with his parents 
at the age of 13. He was married to Ida L. Krause in the year 1903 on November 12th. To 
this union six children were bom. Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons; Harry of 
Hankinson, Carl of Grand Forks, George of Colorado; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Frenzel 

C ce) of Dickinson, ND.; Mrs. Nere Olson CDorothy) of Chicago and Lois at home. There 

are 13 grandchildren, two preceding him in death. One sister, Mrs. Martha Kahn of Hankinson 
also survives. 

The body will lie in state at the Wipperman Funeral Home until the time of service, 

which is PM. , at the funeral home and 2 PM. , at the E. & R. Church on Friday, Nov. 

22nd, Interment will be made at the E, & R. Cemetery, Hankinson, Rev, Firdel Paul, pastor 
of the E. & R. Church will officiate. 

Mr. Radloff was a member of the Modern Woodman of America, and a charter member of the 
Hankinson Volunteer Fire Department, 

********** November 21, 1957 

Mrs, Joe Mongoven received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs Melquist of Blach- 

ley, OR,, had passed away. The funeral was held Saturday. 



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November 21, 1957 



FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Maryanne Hermes, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Zentgraf of Fairmount, 

William Minnehan of Wahpeton and Mtjs. Hammerschmidt of Moorhead left Monday for Pipestone, 
MN., where they attended the funeral of the latter's sister, Milly Minnehan of Aberdeen, SD. , 
on Wednesday at Pipestone. ********** November 21. 1957 

MOTHER of FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED 

Mrs. Cothe of Bryant, SD. , died on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, and funeral services were held 
at Bryant on Saturday, Nov. 16th. Mrs. Cothe is the mother of Mrs. Art Dretsch of Fairmount 
who had spent some time with her mother while she was ill and until her death on Wednesday. 

Those from here attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Art Dretsch of Fairmount 
and their daughter, Vavia and children, Mrs. George Decker and children of Rice Lake, WI., 
who came for the funeral. ********** November 21, 1957 

MANTADOR LADY BURIED TODAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. John (Clara) Fettes, a pioneer of the Mantador community, 
was held Wednesday, Nov. 27th, from the St. Peter and Paul's Church at Mantador. Father 
Miller celebrating the funeral Mass. 

Clara Beigel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beigel, was bom in Burlington, MO., Jan. 
7th, 1878. As a young lady she came to the Mantador community. She was married to John 
Fettes on May 10th, 1906 and has resided in this community until her death. 

On Nov. 14th, she suffered a stroke and was cared for at the St. Francis Hospital. She 

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passed away Monday, Nov. 25th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckeiiridge'r,' MN." ' v'^v 
Mr. and Mrs. Fettes celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 28th, 1956. 
She is survived by her husband, one son, Frank and a daughter, • Stella (Mrs. Adolph i,- . 

Triba) all of Mantador, one living brother, Frank Beigel of Elizabeth, MN. ,■ and nine grand-^v 

children. . • -jr •. .:^.,^-• , , t; N^v^' .-,.^. -=\, ■:^;--vc;. 

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Mantador, The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of 

the funeral arrangements. ********** November 28, 1957 

Patty Smith spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reimann, Jr., while her parents 
attended the funeral of Frank Wurst at Kidder, SD. 

********** November 28, 1957 

Mrs. Leo Kinn and Mary attended the funeral of Mrs. Kinns cousin, George LeClair, Jr. , 
on Saturday at Sisseton, SD. 

********** November 28, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith, Max Lenz and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 
Schultz of New Effington attended the funeral of Frank Wurst at Kidder, SD. , on Thursday. 
Mr. Wurst was a brother-in-law of Vernon Smith. 

********** November 28, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Clock and Mr. and Mrs. Donn Clock left on Tuesday for Hampden, ND. 
On Wednesday they attended the funeral of Mr. Clock's brother-in-law, Carl Boatman. 

********** December 5, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lock of Rutland, attended the 
funeral at Park Rapids, MN. , of Lester South, a brother-in-law to Frank Bommersbach. Mrs. 
South will be remembered here as the former Kate Hemerling. 

********** December 5, 1957 

FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY FOR liRS. JESSIE TURBAK 

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 29th, 1957 at St. Anthony's Church, Fairmount, 
for Mrs. Jessie Turbak, 72, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26th, at St. Francis Rest Home 
where she had been a patient since October. Rev. Fr. Bierens of Hankinson officiated at the 
service. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery at Fairmount. Rosary was prayed Thursday 
evening at the Vertin Funeral Home. Vertins of Wahpeton was in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Jessie Turbak, the daughter of Ella Lopp and Geo dig, was bom May 14th, 1885 

at Reeseville, WI., where she grew up and attended school. She came, with her parents, to 
Fairmount. On Feb. 10th, 1909, she was united in marriage to John Turbak and they made 
their home in Fairmount. Her husband, John, died in July of 1941. In 1951 she went to 
Wahpeton to make her home. For the past three years she has been a patient in the St. Fran- 
cis Rest Home until her death on Tuesday. Mrs. Turbak was a member of the St. Anthony's 
Church in Fairmount. 

She is survived by one son, George Turbak of Havre, MT.; four daughters, Mrs. Adolph 
( nna) Theede of Overland, KS., Mrs. Reuben (Kay) Janz of Richmond, CA. ; Mrs. Chas. 

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( rge) Oberg of Wahpeton,' and Mrs. Don ■(JoanVMartin of Richmond, CA. She is also 

survived by 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren . 

She was preceded in death by one daughter and her husband, John, who died in 1941. 

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FUNERAL held' TUESDAY FOR LOUIS BACH, 73. 

Louis Joseph Bach, 73, Campbell Township farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 30th, 1957, at 
the St. Francis Hospital. He farmed in Richland Cotinty near Fairmount for 20 years before 
moving to Wilkin County. 

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, at 9 AM., in St. Anthony's Catholic Church 
in Fairmount, of which he was a member. The Rev. Fr. John J. Stempel of Fairmount offic- 
iated and interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Fairmount. Jos. Vertin and Sons Fun- 
eral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was Monday afternoon and evening at 
the Jos. Vertin Chapel. 

He was born July 25th, 1884, in Germany and came to the United States with his parents 
when seven years old. He attended schools and grew to manhood on his fathers farm in Neb- 
raska, attending St. Mary's Catholic School at Humphrey. Later he moved, with his parents, 
to a farm near Parks ton, SD. 

In 1912, he came to the Fairmount community and the following year married Anna Diff- 
erding at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. They farmed near Fairmount until 1940, when they 
purchased a farm near Campbell, where he had since resided. 

Surviving, besides his wife are: five daughters, Mrs. Louis (Susanna) Herding of Hank- 
inson, Mrs. Leo (Loretta) Althoff of Mooreton, Miss Marie Bach of Breckenridge, Mrs. Cyril 
(Dorothy) Schreiber of Campbell, and Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Leinen of Great Bend; three 
sons, Lawrence of Hankinson, John of Breckenridge and Frank of Campbell. 

He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Brown of Columbus, NE., and Mrs. 
Melinda Bach of Parston, ND. , and 21 grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. 

********** December 5, 1957 

PROCHNOW RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Delbert Prochnow of rural Great Bend, who passed away Dec. 6th, 
were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 PM. , from the Wipperman Funeral Home and 2 PM. , at 
the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. R. Tuescher officiating. 

Delbert T. Prochnow was born Aug. 16th, 1917, at Hankinson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ervin Prochnow. He attended rural schools and grew to manhood in Greendale Township. He 
married Florence Schley, March 8th, 1945. They resided on the home farm for two years then 
moved to a farm near Great Bend and lived there until his death. 

He leaves to mourn his wife, Florence, one daughter. Delaine, a sister and three bro- 
thers. Dorine (Mrs. Dayton Johnson), Whittier, CA. , Alvin of Hankinson, Willis of Fair- 
mount and Donald of Great Bend, a grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Steinwehr of Wahpeton, a host of 
relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Aldina (Mrs. 

Jack Fry.) 

Pallbearers were: Monroe and Vernon Sedler, Edward and Oscar Prochnow, Edwin Stack 

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and Roland Steinwehr^;^;'^;:, " ' 

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Burial was' in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. The Wippennan Funeral Home was in charge 

of arrangements. * ^ ^ ^ * * * * * * 

December 12, 1957 
; .- MRS. JOHN HOLST DIES THURSDAY 

Mrs. John Hoist passed away early Thursday (today) morning at the St. Gerard Hospital, 
where she had been a patient since Friday, suffering from a stroke. 

Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon, Dec. lAth from Immanuel Lutheran Church 
in Hankinson. The time has not been set. 

********** December 12, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Delbert 
Prochnow and Delaine, in the death of her husband and father, Delbert Prochnow, who passed 
away Friday evening in New York, where he went for treatments. He was to Denver, and Miss- 
ouri, also in Breckenridge hospital before going to New York. 

********** December 12, 1957 

R. C. BLADOW DIES TUESDAY OF HEART ATTACK 

A prominent Hankinson man, R. C. Bladow, was suddenly stricken with a fatal heart 
attack Tuesday, Dec. 17th, at his home on Lake Elsie south of Hankinson. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21st, from the Wipperman Funeral Home at 
1:30 PM. , and from St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. H. 
Cordts, pastor of the church, will officiate. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in chare of 
arrangements. 

Mrs. Arnold Pankow of Wahpeton will be soloist at the church. Interment will be at 
St. John's Church Cemetery. 

Reinhard C. Bladow, son of Charles Bladow and Augusta (nee Gaedcke) , was born in 
Brightwood Township on May 3rd, 1899. He was baptized and later confirmed at St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Belford Township. He was joined in marriage to Martha Stack on Sept. 
19th, 1918. They lived in various places in Richland County but spent most of their mar- 
ried life on their farm three and one half miles north of Hankinson. Mr. Bladow retired 
from farming in 1950 and built a home on Lake Elsie, southwest of Hankinson. It was here 
that he was suddenly taken. 

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Martha and seven children; Mrs. Raymond Reed of 
Pasadena, CA. ; Mrs. Elmer Loll of Hankinson; Howard at home; Mrs. Elmer Hohenstem, of Wah- 
peton; Victor of Wyndmere; Elmer of Hankinson, and Kenneth of West Fargo; also 15 grand- 
children; two brothers, Theodore and Raymond of Hankinson and four sisters: Mrs. Albert 
Ernest of Hankinson, Mrs. Raymond Shaw and Mrs. Alma Bladow, both of Pasadena, CA. , and 
Mrs. Fred Palmquist of Wheaton, MN. One brother preceded him in death. 

Mr. Bladow was known as a successful farmer, good neighbor and deeply interested in 
civic affairs and in his church, St. John's Lutheran. He served all his life as a trustee 
of the church and lent a helping hand in rebuilding the church these later years. He will 
long be sorely missed by his family, his many friends and fellow church members. 

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■ijf^^ Honorary pallbearers are: Albert Tiegs, John Green, Harold Jones, Herman Prochnow, 

f;:'.- Gust Medenwaldt and Herbert Bellin. 

Active pallbearers are: John Miller, August Pankow, Henry Wurl, William Wurl, Carl 

Stack and Reinhard Bellin. 

********** December 19, 1957 

MRS. JOHN HOLST 

Funeral services for Mrs. John Hoist were held Saturday afternoon from Immanuel Luth- 
eran Church in Hankinson with Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. Family prayer service was 
held at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were: Dr. D. G, Halvorson, Leonard Kath, Harold Jones, Jerry Scheib, Arth- 
ur Hansen and Ralph Willert. 

Ann Maria Hoist was born on Oct. 17th; 1881, at Spencer, WI., the daughter of Carl 
and Bertha Boelke. When still a small child, her parents moved to a farm near Lidgerwood, 
ND. It was here she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith. 

She was united in marriage Dec. 5th, 1899, to John Hoist at Wahpeton. For a number of 
years they resided in and around Lidgerwood. Since 1913, she had made her home in Hankin- 
son. She reached the age of 76 years, 1 months and 26 days. Her husband preceded her in 
death 12 years ago. 

Her passing is mourned by her eleven children: five isons, Leonard of Newtown, ND. , 
John of Long Beach, CA. , Ray of Deadwood, SD. , Elmer of Albert Lea, MN. , Dennis, Long Beach, 
CA. , and six daughters; Helen, Mrs. Al Lubenow, Northwood, ND. ; Lulu, Mrs. Magne Mickelson, 
Valley City, ND. ; Ethel, Mrs. Philip Augdahl, Milnor, NO.; Gladys, Mrs. Maurice Allen, 
Fergus Falls, MN. ; LaVeme, Mrs. Durk Cressey, Hankinson; Dawn, Mrs. Leo Rector, Colorado 
Springs, CO. Also there are 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and one brother, 
Henry Boelke of Babbit, MN. 

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. Because of ill health 
she was unable to attend church regularly the past few years. 

The esteem in which Mrs. Hoist was held was demonstrated by the multitude of friends 
who gathered at the Lutheran Church to pay their last earthly respects. She was a loving 
and devoted mother, who lived a life of service to her eleven children of who all were 
able to be present at her burial. 

********** December 19, 1957 

ATTEND FUNERAL AT LOWRY, MN. 
Attending the funeral services for Mrs . Elizabeth Bisek at Lake Rena Church near 
Lowry, MN. , on Tuesday were: Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Sr. , Mrs. Adam Roth, Mrs. Rup Goerger, 
Mrs. Antoinette Bisek and W. J. Hipp. Mrs. Bisek was an aunt of Mrs. Bommersbach and Mrs. 
Roth. Mrs. Bisek passed away in a hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 73. She had lived 
the past several years with a daughter at Paynesville, MN. 

********** December 19, 1957 



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BRUNO MILLER FUNERAL FRIDAY ■■■;^'-". ■ 

Funeral services for Bruno Miller of Hankinson will be held Friday, Dec. 20th, at 
2 PM. , from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. R. Tuescher officiating. 

Mr. Miller suffered a stroke five years ago and for the past year has been bedridden. . 
He was a World War I veteran. 

Bruno Miller was bom Oct. 28th, 1894, in Richland County, the son of Gustav and Eliz- 
abeth Miller. He attended rural schools and grew to manhood in this community. In 1921, 
he was married to Hilda Ziegelman. To this union were bom two sons, Clemert and Lloyd. 
She preceded him in death in 1932 and in 1937 he was married to Betty Wallman. They res- 
ided on a farm northwest of Great Bend until 19A0 when they moved to Waldo Township, farm- 
ing there until five years ago when his health began to fail. Later they moved to Hankin- 
son. 

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife and children; Clemert of Travis A. F. Base, CA. , 
Lloyd of A. F. Squadron, NY., Rodney, U. S. Army, Fort Carson, CO., Larry at home and 
daughters, Mary and Shirley; five grandsons. One son died in Infancy. Also three brothers, 
John and Alfred of Hankinson and Edmund of Shelby, ID.; a sister, Mrs. Louise Kay of Chi- 
cago, IL. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. 

Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Great Bend. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** December 19, 1957 

G. E. BALLARD DIES 

G. E. Ballard, 81, well known Fairmount resident, died Monday, Dec. 16th at the St. 
Francis Hospital at Breckenridge. 

Funeral services have been set for Wednesday morning, Dec. 18th, at 10 o'clock at the 
Methodist Church in Fairmount, with Rev. Chas. Bryan officiating. Vertin's Funeral Home 
of Wahpeton was in charge of arrangements. 

He is survived by his wife and two daughters: Mrs. Arve (Leone) Dahlen of Fargo, and 
Mrs. Olaf (Joyce) Vinje of Devils Lake, ND. 

A more complete obituary will be published later. 

********** December 19, 1957 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 

Archibald "Archie" Blake of Pasadena, CA. , died unexpectedly while outdoors in his yard 
on Dec. 7th, 1957. Mr. Blake was a cashier in the Bank of Fairmount years ago when it was 
located on the north side of the Main Street. 

His brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blake of St. Cloud, MN. , were in Pasadena, 
CA. , visiting in the Archie Blake' home at the time of his death. 

Mrs. Blake, who was a patient in a California rest home, died the following morning, 
Dec. 8th, She had suffered a stroke before her husband's death. 

********** December 19, 1957 

WIFE of FORMER MERCHANT HERE DIES in MINNEAPOLIS 

Funeral services were held in a Minneapolis funeral home on Tuesday for Mrs. Rebecca 

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Kulberg, 88, who died Sunday at her home at 5604 Morgan Ave/ C./ Minneapolis.' C Mrs. Kul- 
berg's husband, who passed away several years ago, operated a general mercantile store 
where the Hankinson Implement is now located. The Kulbergs were residents of Hankinson for 
about 25 years. They lived where the Elroy Kinn home Is now located. 

The late Mrs. Kulberg is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Jack' E.Maglll, Minneapolis; 
and Mrs. Morse Shapiro, San Francisco, CA. ; four sons: Sam, San Francisco, CA.; Mayer, 
Minneapolis; Oscar, Cleveland, Ohio and Monroe, Beverly Hills, CA. 

********** December 19, 1957 

M. THIEL, 17, DIES AT BRECKENRIDGE 

Matthew Thiel, 17, lifelong resident of this vicinity, died Friday in a hospital in 
Breckenridge, MN. He was bom at Breckenridge on Nov. 29th, 1940. 

The youth had been handicapped since birth, but death was due to pneumonia after an 
illness of the flu. 

Matthew had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bladow for 12 years. Until two years 
ago, when Mrs. Bladow was unable to care for him, he was transferred to a home in Milnor 
and was there till the time of his death. 

Requim Mass was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Mooreton, ND. Surviving are 
his mother, Mrs. Alf Erickson, Mooreton; four brothers, Louis, William, Raymond and Robert; 
and four sisters, Mrs. Betty Cousins, Mrs. Richard Sellers, Mrs. James Walker and Mrs. 
James Kunkle. 

His father, Matthew Thiel, six brothers and sisters preceded him in death. 

********** December 26, 1957 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dlbbert are attending the funeral for their niece's husband, John 
Hedrick, 23, at Browns Valley, MN. , this Thursday. Mr. Hedrick was killed in a car acci- 
dent Saturday evening at Twin Brook, SD. The couple lived at Ortonville, MN. 

********** December 26, 1957 

GREAT BEND NEWS. Those that attended the funeral of Mr. Herman Schram at Garfield, MN. 
last week Saturday were: Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bohn and Adela Ziegel- 
man. ********** December 26, 1957 

FORMER DOCTOR DIES 

Dr. H. B. Wentz died Dec. 10th, 1957 at the Veteran's Hospital at Seattle, WA. Burial 
was in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith, AR. , on Dec. 17th, 1957 

Dr. Wentz was a former resident of Fairmount and was a medical doctor and surgeon prac- 
tising at Fairmount and at Verona, ND. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Wentz and six children; three sons, Merritt Wentz 
of Fort Smith, AR. , Howard Wentz of Elmhurst, IL., Kendall Wentz of St. Louis, MO.; three 
daughters; Helen Wentz Sater of North Bend, WA. , Marion Schneider of Seattle, WA. , and Miss 
Betty Wentz of Seattle. Eight grandchildren also survive. 

********** December 26, 1957 



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FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY FOR GEORGE' BALLARD 

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Fairmount Wednesday morning, 
Dec. 18th, 1957 at 10 o'clock for George E. Ballard, 81, a^well known and long time resi- 
dent of Fairmount who died Monday morning, Dec. 16th,' at the" St." Francis Hospital where he 
had been a patient for several days. Rev. Chas. Bryan officiated at the service. Mrs. 
Chas. Bryan, the organist played two selections "Going Home" . and' "Crossing the Bar." ; The 
active pallbearers were Ed Kurfirst, Oren Budke, Julian Sletting, Clarence Dyke, Clarence 
Swanson and Harley Swanson. Honorary pallbearers were John Bostrom, F. P. Nelson, Jens 
Karlsbak, Charles Templeton, Earl Schouweiler, Harvey Leathart, Dan Linehan, Art Luick, Sr. 
and Clarence Kutzer. Vertins of Wahpeton were in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial 
was held at Lakeview Cemetery at Eau Claire, WI., at 2 PM. , on Dec. 19th. 

Mr. Ballard was born on July 7th, 1876, at River Falls, WI., and was the son of a 
medical doctor. He grew up in Wisconsin and attended local schools and the River Falls 
Normal School. He had his business training at Carleton College. 

As a young man he came to Fairmount and entered the bank with his brother-in-law, 
W. H. Cox. He spent his entire life there, retiring as President of the Fairmount bank in 
1951. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and had been active in community 
affairs and in the Red Cross . 

He married Mary Champion, who survives as do two daughters, Mrs. Arve (Leone) Dahlen 
of Fargo and Mrs. Olaf (Joyce) Vinje, of Devils Lake. There are five grandchildren: Karen 
and Mary Dahlen, Rebecca, Martha and Beth Vinje, a nephew. Dean Cox of Fargo, two nieces, 
Mrs. Willard Van Walker of Olympia, WA. , and Mrs. Demos Zachary of White Plains, NY. 

********** December 26, 1957 



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(The January 2nd, 1958 issue is missing) . 

"F.GIESER BURIED AT BISMARCK 

Fred G. Gieser,'58, former manager of the Salzer Lumber Co., of Hankinson for 14 years 
and later of Mandan until moving to Kennewick, WA. a year ago, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 
30th. He had experienced a slight heart attack in September and was stricken suddenly with 
the fatal attack at 5:30 PM. , Dec. 30th while still at work. He was manager of the Standard 
Lumber Co., in Kennewick. 

Funeral services were held in Bismarck on Monday, Jan. 6th, from the Chapel at the Boe- 
Iter Funeral Home. The Rev. Victor Prendinger of the Baptist Church of Fredonia and the 
Rev. Roy Weigand of the First Baptist Church in Bismarck conducted the services. Interment 
was in Fairview Cemetery in Bismarck. Funeral services in Kennewick were held Thursday 

morning. 

Mr. Gieser was bom at Fredonia, Dec. 25th, 1899. He was married to Kathryn Grosza 
in 1928 and they first made their home at Fredonia. They later resided at Hankinson for 
about 14 years where Mr. Geiser was engaged in the lumber business before coming to Mandan 
in 1953. A niece, Mrs. Curtis Schulz, resides in Mandan. 

Mr. Gieser was a member of the Mandan Lions Club, the Mandan Elks Lodge and the Hank- 
inson Lodge No. 57 of AF & AM. 

Surviving besides Mrs. Gieser and Rodney are four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Rose 
Schmier and Mrs. Henry Meidinger, Lansing, MI.; Mrs. Ben Meidinger, Linton, Mother of 
Mrs. Schulz of this city; Mrs. Max Buechler, Kulm and Henry Gieser, Alhambra, CA. 

Tony Knoll and Art Lindahl of Fairmount attended the funeral services Monday. 

********** January 9, 1958 

HARRY A. TWEETER FUNERAL HELD 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 24th, 1957, for Harry A. Tweeter, 57, long 
time employee of Mando, who died Friday, Dec. 20th, 1957, in his home at Point 0' Pines 
near International Falls, MN. Services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the 
Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. R. 0. Evans officiating. Solos were sung by Leonard Lundin, 
accompanied by the organist, Mr. R. 0. Evans. Pallbearers were: Stanley Johnson, Gunnar 
Lindstrom, Art P. Larson, Richard Titus, Frank Domish and Clarence Ruelie. Interment was 
in the family plot at Forest Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. Tweeter was bom June 20th, 1900 at Montevideo, MN. and came to Fairmount with his 
parents in 1914. Mr. Tweeter was a machine tender in the Institute Division at the time of 
his last illness and was a member of the Mando 25 year club. 

He is survived by his wife, Adelia, two sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren. 
Also surviving are his three sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Francis) Zillgitt of Fairmount, Mrs. Rus- 
sell (Sylvia) Raobin of Lonview. WA. , and Mrs. Harvey (Vivian) Steele of South Internation 

Falls, MN. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Miller of Fairmount 

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- ■ in April of 1955. 

.y - Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Zillgitt and daug- 
hter, Carmen, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pauling, all of Fairmount and Mrs. Russell Raboin and 
.-.^ granddaughter, Jerri Paquin of Longview, WA. 
f ?i':'^5' "'* ir : * ^ * * * * ;fc * * * January 9, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Sylvester Moore of Park Rapids, MN. , was a guest from Thursday 
until Sunday in the home of her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wawers. Henry Bernard 
a brother, came on Thursday and left again Monday. Friday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Waw- 
ers, Mrs. Moore, Henry Bernard and Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Schultz of Wahpeton left for Hoven, 
SD., where they attended the funeral Saturday morning of an aunt, Mrs. Peter Cohen. 

********** January 9, 1958 

(Issues missing. .. .January 16th, January 23rd, and January 30th.) 

********** 

BUSTA FUNERAL HELD AT LIDGERWOOD 

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Busta of Lidgerwood were held Wednesday morning at 
Lidgerwood. Mrs. Busta passed away Sunday at a Fargo hospital after a lingering illness. 

She is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Irving Klimek of Hank- 
inson. ********** February 6, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... This community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. 
Merlin Fenske who was killed in a tractor accident Wednesday afternoon near his farm in the 
Wahpeton area. He has many relatives and friends in this community. This community extends 
the. deepest sympathy to his wife and parents. 

********** February 6, 1958 

Mike, Joe, Clara and Tillie Bimbaum attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Murack of 
Lidgerwood on Wednesday morning. ^^^^^^^^^^ February 6, 1958 

DeSILVA RITES SET FOR FRIDAY 
Miss Ethel DeSilva of Hankinson passed away Monday noon at St. Gerard's Hosp'ital. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 PM. , from the Wipperman Funeral Home and burial 
will be at Hillside Cemetery. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** February 13, 1958 

MRS. A. J. LUND DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS 
Word has been received here that Mrs. A. J. Lund, 87, of Minneapolis, passed away 
recently. Mrs. Lund visited here many times at the home of her son, the late Tracy and 
Mrs. Clara Lund. ********** February 13, 1958 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF NIECE AT WAHPETON 
Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond motored to Wahpeton Friday to attend the funeral of the 
latter's niece, Mrs. E. H. Boettcher of Milwaukee, WI. Mrs. Boettcher passed away at a 
Milwaukee Hospital after a 2 year illness. 

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Funeral services were held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge. Burial ser- 
vices were conducted in the Fairview Cemetery masoleum, Wahpeton. 

Mrs. Boettcher was born and raised in Wahpeton, the former Mayer. She is 

survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Siesco of Arizona and one brother, Harold 
Mayer, Wahpeton. ********** February 13, 1958 

Relatives from out of town attending the funeral for Mrs. Irving Klimek's mother, 
the late Mrs. Chas. Busta were Mrs. Klimek's three brothers, Wm. Busta and family of 
Valley City; Leonard of California; Delbert and family of Montana. Her uncles, Ed. Schma- 
ing, Montana, Ben Schmaing of Fargo and the Charles Klimek family. Valley City, Mrs. Linus 
Vonderharr, Omaha, NE. and John Klimek. 

********** February 13, 1958 

FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY FOR SORENSON INFANT 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 9th, in the Vertin Funeral Chapel at 
Wahpeton for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Sorenson of Fairmount. The infant 
baby died Tuesday, Feb. 4th, a short time after birth in the St. Francis Hospital in Breck- 
enridge. 

Rev. Chas. Bryan, Methodist Pastor at Fairmount, officiated at the service and inter- 
ment was in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

The baby is survived by his parents, two sisters. Donna and ; and two brothers, 

George and Versil. ********** February 13, 1958 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Word has been received at Fairmount that Mrs. Vada Fox of Breckenridge, former resident 

of- Fairmount received word of the death of her brother. Herb chot who resides in 

California. Mrs. Fox left for California to attend the funeral. 

********** February 13, 1958 

ETHEL DeSILVA 

Funeral services for Miss Ethel De Silva were held Friday afternoon from the Wipperman 
Funeral Home, Rev. Hirons officiating, Mrs. Erling Haukness, soloist. 

Miss De Silva fell and broke her hip about three weeks ago and was admitted to St. 
Gerard's Hospital for treatment. She passed away very suddenly on Monday morning from a 
heart attack. 

Miss De Silva was bom in Wahpeton on Nov. 10th, 1884, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. De- 
Silva. She grew to womanhood on her parents farm, west of Mantador. In 1913, she moved 
with her parents to Hankinson where she has since resided. Her parents preceded her in 
death. She is survived by three sisters, Laura, Mrs. Kimemert of Elgin, IL. ; Clara 
Mrs. Porter E. Froet, Benton, MT.'; and Maude, Mrs. Wilson, of Shelby, MT,, and nieces and 
nephews . 

Burial was in Hillside Cemetery beside her parents. 

********** February 20, 1958 

RUDOLPH GOLLNICK 

Funeral services for Rudolph Gollnick, who died in his home in Great Bend at 5:30 PM. , 

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Wednesday afternoon, were held at Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday at 2 PM. , with the 
pastor, Rev. Richard Teuscher conducting the service. 

Mr. Gollnick was confimmed by the sainted Pastor T. Hinck at St. John's Lutheran 
Church in Belford Township. ; 

He was born aboard the ship coming to the United States. He attained the age of 80 
years, 3 months and 2 days. With his parents he came to Richland County in 1879 in territ- 
orial days. He spent his entire life time in the Great Bend area. He farmed for years in 
Great Bend vicinity and retired and moved into Great Bend in the spring of 1919, residing 
there since. 

Rudolph Gollnick was married to Martha B6hn on Dec. 5th, 1901. They celeberated their 
50th Anniversary in 1951. His sudden death was a shock to the community. Mr. Gollnicks 
passing is mourned by his wife, one brother. Max Gollnick of New Effington, SD. , one sister 
Margaret White of St. Paul, MN. , and many relatives and friends. Two brothers and seven 
sisters preceded him in death. 

Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Great Bend, with the Wippennan Funeral Home 
in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers were Wilbur Bohn, Harry Bohn, Willert Manske, Alvin Schultz, Eddie Goll- 
nick and Arnold Medenwaldt. 

********** February 20, 1958 

BROTHER DIES 

Mrs. Laura Grady received word last week of the unexpected death of her brother, ' Emil 
Jahn of Lidgerwood, who died on Tuesday, Feb. 11th, following a heart attack. 

- Funeral services for Mr. Jahn were held Saturday morning, Feb. 15th, 1958, at the St. 
Boniface Church at Lidgerwood with Rev. Patrick O'Connell officiating. 

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Clarence, who is at present stationed at Mc- 
Cord Air Force base at Tacoma, WA. , and Robert at home. 

********** February 20, 1958 

LA MARS NEWS.... Mr. Ebbo J. Upkes passed away Friday, Feb. 21st, while a passenger 
on a train in Idaho. Mr. Upkes had visited with his son and family in Colorado and was 
enrcute to his hfime in Vancouver, WA. He was accompanied by a granddaughter and her infant 
daughter at the time of his death. Mr. Upkes was bom in Germany Nov. 17th, 1873. The 
family lived for awhile in Minnesota and in 1906 moved to Hankinson. In 1943, Mr. Upkes 
moved to the west coast. The funeral was held at Bethany Methodist Church Wednesday after- 
noon, Feb. 26th, with Rev. Charles Bryan officiating. 

********** February 27, 1958 

MOORE FUNERAL WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services were held for Bert Moore of Minneapolis on Wednesday at the Wipperman 
Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Services were held in Minneapolis on Tues- 
day. Mr. Moore died in St. Andrews Hospital in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 2nd, 1958. 

He was born July 19th, 1875, in Illinois. In 1897 he was married to Gertrude Beard. 

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She passed away in June of 1932. 

Surviving children are: Howard, John and Mrs. Arthur Voeltz (Alene) all of Minneap-'-- 
olis; Frank of Anchorage, AK.; Mrs. James Brassfield (Hazel) of Winchester, KY.; Mrs. Rich-' 
ard Buche (Maude) of Los Angeles, CA. ; Mrs. Fred Coppin (Lydia) and Ralph Moore of Hankin- , 
son and a twin sister, Mrs. W. E. Sloan, River Forest, IL. 

Pallbearers were Russell Coppin, Lidgerwood; John Coppin, Fredonia; Allen Coppin and 
William Coppin, Hankinson; Veral Moore, Doran, MN. ; and Arnold Scheller, Minneapolis. MN. 

********** March 6, 1958 

GRIEPENTROG RITES THURSDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Griepentrog, a long time resident of Hankinson and 
Great Bend areas, were held today (Thursday) from Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2 PM. Rev. 
W. H. Cordts, pastor of Belford Lutheran Church, officiated at the last rites. 

Although Mrs. Griepentrog had been in poor health for the past few years, death came 
suddenly last Monday morning, March 3rd at her home in Hankinson. She passed away at about 
7 AM., death being attributed to a severe stroke. She was 66 years of age. 

Louise Mathilda Pasbrig, daughter of the late Carl Pasbrig and Bertha Schurian, was 
bom near Great Bend on Feb. 17th, 1892. Her parents were pioneer residents of the Great 
Bend community. Mrs. Griepentrog attended the rural school in that area and was baptized 
and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend by Rev. Hinck. 

On Nov. 30th, 1915, she was united in marriage to Arthur Griepentrog at Trinity Luth- 
eran Church by the Rev. Hinck. Mr. and Mrs. Griepentrog farmed near Great Bend until 193A 
when they moved to Hankinson. They have resided here ever since. Mrs. Griepentrog was the 
organist at the Lutheran Church in Great Bend for many years. 

Surviving are her husband, Arthur; two daughters, Dorothy, at home; (Ethel) Mrs. Mars- 
hall Walters, Dickenson, ND.; and son-in-law, Marshall Walters, also of Dickenson; four 
grandchildren, Claudia Faye, Marshall, Jr., Catherine Louise and Constance Gene; one bro- 
ther, Walter Pasbrig, Great Bend; a half-brother, Robert Holzhauer, Frazee, MN. ; a half- 
sister, Mrs. Clara Bohn, Detroit Lakes, MN. 

Pallbearers were: Simon Dosch, David S. Mcllwain, Norbert Mauch, Walter Kath, Maurice 
Aker and William Medenwald. 

Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery north of Hankinson. 

********** March 6, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. NETTIE BARTON 

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Oaks, ND., Monday afternoon, Mar. 
3rd, 1958 for Mrs. James (Nettie) Barton, 71, who has been making her home with her daughter 
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spear at Fairmount. Mrs. Barton died Thursday, Feb. 27th, 
at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge after being hospitalized for several weeks. 
Rev. H. J. Empie officiated. 

Mrs. Nettie Barton, 71, long time resident of Oaks, ND., was born May 29th, 1886 at 
Hecia, SD., and was married to James Barton Oct. 31st, 1902. He died in 1946. 

She is survived by five daughters; Mrs. Myrtle Hample of LaMoure, ND. ; Mrs. Walter 

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(Florence) Tayton and Mrs. Ernest (Gladys) Hajak both of Everett, WA. ; Mrs. Arthur (Sadie) 
Speak of Fairmount, ND, ; Mrs. Del (Louella) Steiner of Ontario, OR.; four sons: Earl of 
Ellendale, ND. ; Milo of LaMoure, ND. ; George of Oaks; Ralph of Grand Forks,; a sister, Mrs. 
Gladys Pearson of Henning, MN. ; two brothers, Frank Cooper of Bellflower, CA. and Omar of 
Paradise, CA. , 43 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. 

Others from Fairmount attending the funeral beside relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. Donald 
Miller, Mrs. Dick Kurtz and Mrs. Harley Swanson. 

********** March 6, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. John Earner left Tuesday for Morris, IL. , where they . 

will attend the funeral on Wednesday of John's aunt, Mrs. Pres Gingerich. 

********** March 6, 1958 

CORRECTION . . . 

In the Bert Moore obituary published last week, the name of one son, Donald Moore of 
Minneapolis, was omitted. 

********** March 13, 1958 

MRS. PAULSON DIES AT 84 

The community was saddened early Saturday evening by the passing of Mrs. Charles Paul- 
son, a pioneer of Elma Township, but having resided in Hankinson for the past 20 years. 

Martha Hanson was born in Norway and came to this country as a child. She had cele- 
brated her 84th birthday Feb. 7th, of this year. She was united in marriage to Charles 
Paulson of Battle Lake, MN., on Nov. 7th, 1892. To this union four daughters were bom: 
Mrs. Louis Larson, Underwood, MN. ; Mrs. Howard Cox, Hankinson; Mrs. Norman Kissner, Fargo; 
and Mrs. David Mcllwain, Hankinson. 

Mrs. Paulson was a member of the Congregational Church and also of the Ladies Aid of 
that church. She leaves to mourn her passing, her four daughters, nine grandchildren and 
fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 4th, 1948. 

Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Tuesday, Mar. 11th, at 2 PM. , 
with Rev. F. Hirons officiating, solos by Mrs. Erling Haukness. Pallberers were five grand- 
sons: Charles, David, Patrick and Michael Mcllwain of Hankinson, Howard Cox, Jr., Minneap- 
olis, MN., and one great-grandson, William Weber, Hankinson. Interment was in Hillside Cem- 
etery with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cox, 
Minneapolis, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McILwain, Valley City; Lionel Skitness, Louis Larson, 
John Bandy, Agnar Hustad and Earl Hustad, Battle Lake, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Olsen, 
Barrett, MN. ; Gerald Skitness, Wayzata, MN. , Mrs. Mae Beardsley and Mrs. Neil Sterling, 
Fergus Falls, MN. ; Mrs. Lena Larson, Mrs. Helmer Torgerson and Vernon Larson, Hammer, SD. ; 
Mrs. Abe Ruckdaschel, Sisseton. SD. ; N. A. Kissner and Julia Swenson, Fargo. 

********** March 13, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mrs. George Koppelman left on Monday for Fairbault, MN. , to attend 

the funeral of her cousin, Mr. Roy Umbreit, and spend a few days with relatives. 

********** March 13, 1958 

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GREAT BEro NEWS.... '.Those^attendiBg 'the fun^ Thursday afternoon at Hankinson of 
Mrs. Arthur Griepentrog we're: Mr. and Mrs!" Anton Griepentrog, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Stoltenow, 
Mr. and Mrs. E. H.; Bohin, Mr.; Ed Bohn," Mrs." Adolph Ziegelmann, Mrs. Charles Adamson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Vernon Popp, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Umbfeit,-- Mrs. Meta Pasbrig, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mohs, Mr. 
and Mrs. Alfred Mohs, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Popp, Mr. and Mrs. August Ziegelmann and Mr. and 
Mrs. Raymond Ziegelman. ********** March 13, 1958 

GILBERT HOEFS FUNERAL MONDAY 

Mrs. Jack Place received the sad news on Wednesday that her brother, Gilbert Hoefs, 
passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge that day from a heart condition 
after surgery. Mr. Hoefs made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ed Mauer in Breckenridge. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, at 2 PMi , at the First English Lutheran Church 
at Fairmount. Burial will be at Lidgerwood. 

.********** March 20, 1958 

FORMER HANKINSON MERCHANT DIES 

Funeral services for Roy C. Umbreit, 66, prominent Faribault businessman, who passed 
away Sunday evening, March 2nd, at the St. Mary's Hospital at Rochester, were held March 
5th at 2 PM from the Congregational Church with Rev. Fayne Van Kirk, pastor, officiating. 
Interment was at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park. 

Mr. Umbreit operated a neat market in Hankinson and Fergus Falls, MN. , later moving 
to Faribault where they have since lived. He operated the R. C. Umbreit and Son Grocery 
store in Faribault and was also engaged in the home contracting business. 

He is survived by his wife Olga, a son, Milton and daughter-in-law and two grandchild- 
ren, Martha and Charles Umbreit. 

********** March 20, 1958 

SONORA NEWS Mr. and Mrs. George Mahler attended the funeral of Mrs. Louis Roscoe 

at Jamestown on Monday. Mrs. Roscoe and Mrs. Mahler are sisters. In December Mr. Roscoe 
had passed away with a heart attack. 

********** March 20, 1958 

FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT 

Funeral services were held for Cyril Murphy, A4, at St. Ann's Catholic Church at Bert- 
hold, ND., on Friday, Marc. 14th, 1958. Mr. Murphy had undergone surgery a week ago at St. 
Joseph's Hospital at Minot and was improving and exptected to go home when he died suddenly 
following complications. He passed away on Tuesday, March 11th, 1958. 

Cyril Murphy was bom Oct. 31st, 1913, the youngest son of the late James and Margaret 
Murphy and resided with his parents on a farm at Fairmount in LaMars Township. He grew. to 
manhood here and in 193A he was married at Bismarck, ND., to Alvena Philiamlee of Berthold, 
ND. They resided in Bismarck until coming to Fairmount where they farmed for a time. They 
left here about 11 years ago for Bend, OR., where they spent two years and later moved to 
Berthold, ND., where the couple has resided since. He was affliated with Wesley Motors at 
Minot for the past eight years. 

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. William (Patricia) Meyer of Bert- 

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hold, ND. ; Donna Mae, a senior in high school and Renee, who is 12 years old and a grand- 
son, Craig Meyer who is 9 months old. There are four sisters: Mrs. William (Helen) Clarey 
of Long Beach, CA. , Mrs. William (Eileen) Mester of Chicago, IL. , Mrs. Rollie (Gertrude) 
Allen and Mrs. Roy (Ethel) Zillgitt both of Faiiinount, ND. , and four brothers, Leo of Yuma, 
AZ., Walter of Mandan, ND. and Lourde and Charles Murphy, both of Fairmount. An older 
brother, Eddie and his parents preceded him in death. 

Those from here attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Allen, Mrs. Ethel Zill- 
gitt, Lourde Murphy all of Fairmount accompanied by a niece, Mrs. Mary Foley of Graceville, 
MN. ********** March 20, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waite and Jack Richardson attended the funeral 

on Saturday of Mrs. Pete Anderson at Glenwood, MN. 

********** March 20, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Word came this Monday AM., of the death of Mrs. Josephine Pelzl at 

St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services are to be held at Mantador on Wednesday. 

********** March 27, 1958 

Elroy Kinn and Herb Goerger of Mantador attended the funeral for Alois Straus at Har- 
vey last Thursday. Mr. Straus was the State Chief Ranger of the Foresters. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mihaleck and Mrs. Harry Nulph attended the funeral of Mr. Mihaleck's 
mother, Mrs. Anna Jackson at Lidgerwood on Friday. 

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Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and E. W. Allen spent Sunday at the Mike Kiedel home in Wah- 
peton. They visited with their niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hoefs and family 
of Elyria, OH., they had come to attend the funeral of his father, George Hoefs. 

********** March 27, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICE HELD FOR GEORGE HOEFS. 

Funeral services for George William Hoefs, 66, Breckenridge were held Monday afternoon 

at PM., March 24th, at the First English Lutheran Church at Fairmount with Rev. K. H. 

Roe.... of Breckenridge officiating. Mr. Hoefs died Wednesday, March 19th, 1958 at the St. 
Francis Hospital after being a patient about a week. The choir sang two numbers "Abide 
With Me" and "Heaven Is My Home" and the two hymns sung by the congregation were "Jerusalem, 
Thou City Fair and High" and "My Course is Run, Praise God, My Course is Run." 

Pallbearers were Herb Place, Wilmar Hoefs, Orin Hoefs, Walter Kackman, Norman Kath and 
...ester Gerbro. Interment was in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Lidgerwood. Vertin's 
of Wahpeton was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

George William Hoefs was bom in Lidgerwood on March 15th, 1892 and grew to manhood in 
that community. He farmed near Fairmount for many years until retiring from farming 12 
years ago. On Feb. 26th, 1912 he was married to Mary Schuett, who died in 1944. He has 
been making his home for some time with his daughter, Mrs. Ed Mauer at Breckenridge. 

He is survived by three sons and four daughters. The sons are: Harold of Fairmount, 

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Alvin of Erhard, MN. , Wesley of Elyria, OH., and the daughters are: Mrs. Henry (Ada) Cast 

of Gallenburg, ND. ; Mrs. Ed (Viola) of Breckenridge ; Mrs. Raymond (Beatrice) Weiss 

of Elyria, OH., and Mrs. Howard (Regina) Patrick of Olympia, WA. ; five brothers: Charles 
of Wahpeton, Gilbert of Fairmount, Rinehard of Lidgerwood, Richard of Silverton, OR., Herb- 
ert of Chetek, ,; and three sisters: Mrs. Charles Kath of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Gust Foeltz 

of Fairmount, and Mrs. Jack Place of Hankinson. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 

seven great-grandchildren. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

********** March 27, 1958 

OTTO MUEHLER DIES AT 63 

Otto Muehler, life-long resident of the Hankinson conmunity, passed away suddenly Sat- 
urday morning, March 29th, at his home in rural Hankinson at the age of 63 years. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday of this week at the Immanuel Lutheran Church here 
with the Rev. Edmund A. Zapf officiating. Services for the family and friends were held at 
the Wipperman Funeral Home Monday evening at 9 o'clock. 

The church was filled to capacity with friends and relatives. The late Mr. Muehler was 
very active in community and church activities. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran 
Church board, held various township offices in Brandenburg and for many years was a member 
of the board of directors of Hankinson Cooperative Creamery. 

Mr. Muehler was engaged in farming in Brandenburg Township and resided there when he 
died. Mrs. S. J. Backer served as organist and Miss Joyce Poppel sang "Asleep In Jesus'.' 

Otto Muehler was born Feb. 14th, 1895, at Hankinson, the son of Gustav Muehler and 
Emma nee Hoefs. He attended school in Brightwood Township and was confirmed in St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Belford Township. On March 16th, 1916, he was united in matrimony to 
Jessie Coppin. To this union eight children were bom, two of whom preceded their father 
in death, Harold in infancy and Alvin at the age of 24. He was also preceded in death by 
his mother, brother Albert and two sisters. 

The late Mr. Muehler is survived by his wife, Jessie; his aged fahter, Gustav; three 
sons, Elroy and Floyd of Hankinson and Kenneth of Hawthorne, CA. ; three daughters, Alice 
(Mrs. Clarence Stoltenow) Wahpeton; Miriam (Mrs. Mel Johnson) Fargo; Lois (Mrs. George Werre) 
Underwood, ND. ; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, August and Robert of Hankinson; three sis- 
ters: Mrs. Robert Berg and Mrs. Ed Wilprecht of Hankinson; Mrs. Orrie Baker, Wahpeton. 

Active pallbearers were: Ralph Wurl, Gilbert Stoltenow, Willard Bladow, Clifford Krause 
Milton Bladow and Reuben Bladow. Honorary pallbearers were: Robert H. Bladow, Charles 
Bladow, John M. Scheller, Henry Wurl, Herman Prochnow and Harry Polfuss. 

********** April 3, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... Mrs. Adolph Ziegelmann received word from Falls City, NE. , Friday 
that a relative, Mrs. John Nemann, who suffered a stroke, passed away March 25th. The fun- 
eral services were held on Friday. Also, a friend, Mrs. Minnie Bowers died March 8th. 
She had been bed ridden for thirteen months. 

********** April 3, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Martin Moeller accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moe- 

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■S;- ller of Lidgerwood, left early Saturday morning for Redfield, SD. , where they attended the 
? ^>^v! fimeral of their uncle. Otto Moeller, which was held Saturday moiming, March 29th. 
^ "^ " ********** April 3, 1958 

SHOTGUN VICTIM RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON 

Funeral services for Wesley Ellingson, 20, who was accidentally killed Sunday after- 
noon, will be held at 2 PM. , Friday from the Brandvold Lutheran Church, north of Victor, 
SD. The pastor, Rev. Gjevre will officiate. 

Ellingson was apparently killed instantly as he was driving to the home of a neighbor 
in search of a job for the summer. The victim carried the gun as he rode the tractor from 
his farm home near New Effington and it is theorized the tractor hit a rut, causing the gun 
to discharge, the pellets hitting him in the side upwards towards the heart. His body was 
discovered on the tractor which had gone into the ditch. 

He is survived by his parents, brothers and sisters. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in 
charge of arrangements. ********** April 10, 1958 

CARL KATH RITES SATURDAY AT TWO 

Carl Kath, long time resident of this area, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the 
home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Hoefs. Mr. Kath was 87 years of age. He had 
been in failing health for some time. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2 PM. , at the Immanuel Lutheran Church 
in Hankinson, Rev. Edmund Zapf, pastor, officiating. 

Visitation will be Friday evening at the Walby Funeral Home, Lidgerwood and at the 
church Saturday morning until time of service. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** April 10, 1958 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT FLAXTON 

A former Hankinson resident, Roland A. St. Pierre, died suddenly March 18th at his 
home at Flaxton, ND. . He was 72 years old. Mr. St. Pierre worked on the railroad out of 
Hankinson about 25 years ago, according to those who knew him. He spent about 15^ years 
in this vicinity. The deceased was a veteran of World War I. 

He is survived by his wife. Jewel, and son, Roland, Jr., a student at the University 
of Minnesota. Funeral services were held at Bowbells Friday, March 21st from St. Joseph's 
Church, Father W. J. Fischer officiating. Burial was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, 
Minneapolis. ********** April 10, 1958 

CECILIA KREBSBACH LAID TO REST 

Funeral services for Cecilia Krebsbach (nee Spaeth) who passed away Thursday, April 
lOth, were held Saturday morning, April 12th, in St. Philips Church, Msgr. G. C. Bierens 
celebrant of the mass. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

She was bom on Sept. 13th, 1872, in Springhill, MN. , and was united in marriage to 
Joseph Krebsbach on June 20th, 1894. They moved to North Dakota in 1901 and homesteaded 
in McLean County in 1906. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Margaret. She is survived 

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by four sisters, two brothers, one daughter j^fagdalene "(Mfs7;' Elmer Gabel) , seven grandsons 
and five great-grandchildren. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements- 

**********' ' April.17, 1958 
. FORMER RESIDENT DIED AT ALBANY, MN. -;^'>^J'.-- 

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning, April 14th, at Albany, MN. , 
for Ferdinand Kutzer, 92, who died Thursday, April 10th, at the Rest Home at St. Cloud, MN. , 
where he has been staying the past 4 years. 

Mr. Kutzer was born on July 3rd, 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Kutzer resided at a farm north 
of Fairmount for many years and in 1919 the couple moved to Albany on a farm there. Mrs. 
Kutzer died in 1947. 

He is survived by four sons and one daughter. The sons are: Clarence and Leo of Fair- 
mount, Henry of Chicago, IL. , and Frank of Albany, MN. The daughter is Mrs. John (Lucy) 
Beatty of Milwaukee, WI. 

Relatives from here attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kutzer, Mr. and Mrs. 

Clarence Kutzer, Clarence Kutzer, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Luick, Denzil Kutzer and Mrs. 

George Schmit all of Fairmount and the latter was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Lawrence 

Irish of Henning, MN. 

********** April 17, 1958 

RITES FOR CARL KATH HELD HERE 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in Immanuel Lutheran Church for 
Carl Kath, 87, of Lidgerwood. Mr. Kath died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. 
Reinhard (Louise) Hoef in Lidgerwood. He had been ill for a year. The Rev. Edmund Zapf 
officiated at the last rites with Walby Funeral Home handling arrangements. 

Mr. Kath was born Oct. 13th, 1870 in West Prussia and grew to manhood there, marrying 
Emelie Koch on March 24th, 1893. They came to this country in 1893, settling at Hankinson. 

In 1908 they took up farming in Duerr Township, Richland County, and in 1916 retired 
and made their home in Hankinson. Mrs. Kath died in 1926. He continued to live in Hankin- 
son until 1951, when he moved to Lidgerwood to live with Mrs. Hoef. 

Surviving besides Mrs. Hoef, are a son, Charles of Lidgerwood; three brothers, John 

of Hankinson, William of Davenport, lA. , and Gustav of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren and 

24 great-grandchildren. 

********** April 17, 1958 

MOTHER of CREAMERY MANAGER DIES at LISBON 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Larson and family attended the funeral services for his mother, 

Mrs. Amanda Larson at the Milnor Lutheran Church, Milnor, ND. , on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mrs. Larson, 86, passed away Saturday at the hospital in Lisbon where she had been a 

patient for a week. She had been in failing health several years. 

Surviving are five sons, and five daughters, 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren 

and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Quam, Mrs. Alma Quam and Nelvin of Lidgerwood, attended the 

funeral of the former's aunt, Mrs. Elling Silingson at Benson on Thursday. 

********** April 24, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS .... Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Stoltenow, .74, who' passed away at '. 
the St. Francis Hospital Wednesday morning, April 16th, 1958,- were held ..at Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Great Bend, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Pastor R. Teuscher officiated at the 
last rites, interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. 

Lena Gehler was born in Fond du Lac, WI., on Oct. 9th, 1883, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ferdinand Gehler. She moved with her parents to the farm near Great Bend when she 
was six years old and attended schools there. She was united in marriage to John Stolte- 
now on June 23rd, 1904. They lived on a farm a mile north and east of Great Bend until 
19A5. Her husband died Nov. 4th, 1932. She lived with her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. 
Reinhold Stoltenow until April of 1957, when she entered the hospital. She had been in 
the hospital and rest home since then. 

She is survived by six sons, Reinhold of Wahpeton, Herbert of Fairmount, Ernest and 
Elmer of Great Bend, Arthur of Oakes, Gilbert of Hankinson; and five daughters, Mrs. Otto 
(Viola) Klawitter of Hankinson, Mrs. Ralph (Emelie) Keenan, Wyndmere, Mrs. Joe (Clara) 
Hoyem, Redondo Beach, CA. j Mrs. Elroy (Doris) Gutzmer rural Wahpeton, Mrs. Raymond (Elaine) 
Hentz of Hankinson. There are 26 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. She was preceded 
in death by one son who died in infancy, one brother and one sister. Pallbearers were: 
Curtis and Leonard Stoltenow, Larry and Theodore Gehler, Graydon Bohn and Wayne Keenan. 

********** April 24, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Al Lingen and Mr. and Mrs. John Lingen and Mrs. Mary 

Lingen motored to lona, MN., on Sunday afternoon to attend funeral services on Monday for 
the latter 's brother, Mr. Nick Gaul. 

********** ■ April 24, 1958 

MRS . JULIA MILLER DIES 
Mrs. Julia Miller, 95, long time resident of Fairmount, died Saturday, April 19th, 
at the St. Francis Home in Breckenridge, where she had been residing the past two years. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic 
Church at Breckenridge. Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge are in charge 
of arrangements. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** April 24, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEi'JS . . . .Mrs . Maude Reese went to Doran, MN. , last week where she attended 
the funeral of a friend, Chris Althoff. 

********** April 24, 1958 

MRS. HERBERT KRAUSE DIES at DAZEY, ND. 
Mrs. Herbert (Alyce) Krause, 46, died Wednesday at her home. She was born in Iowa 
on Dec. 1st, 1910. 

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.^' -y,* v Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Layne of Dazey and Darrell of Valley City, ND. 

a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Karmen) Mac Grady, Sidney, MT. Also surviving are her parents, 

Mr. and, Mrs. Frank Staugh, Princeton, MN,; a brother, Wendell, Bemidji, MN. , and a sister, 

Mrs. Leon (Fern) Brown, Princeton. 

The funeral was held Friday at Dazey, ND., in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, the Rev. 

Edward J. Rutter, officiating. 

********** May 1 1958 

FUNERAL TODAY for DROWNING VICTIM 

Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) for Burton, 11 month old son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Arlo Gray, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Effington. 

The Gray infant was a victim of a drowning accident at the farm home of his parents 
southeast of Hankinson on Monday afternoon at about 3 PM. 

The accident occured while Mrs. Gray was painting and the child was playing in an ad- 
joining room at the farm home of the Grays. In some manner Burton had gotten his head into 
the pail only partially filled with water. 

After attempting to revive him at home, he was rushed to St. Gerard's Hospital here by 
his mother and Bud Bircham, who is assisting at the Gray farm. Mr. Gray was not at home 
at the time. ********** I^y i^ 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mauch, Fred Mauch, Florence and Jack and Mrs. Anna 

Mauch of Wahpeton, left for Adrian, MN., on Monday morning to attend the funeral services 
for Mrs. John Mauch. 

********** I^y i^ 1958 

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. JULIA MILLER 

Funeral services for Mrs. William (Julia) Miller, 87, a long time resident of Fairmount 
were held Wednesday, April 23rd at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Breckenridge. Interment 
was in Calvary Cemetery at Wahpeton and Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge 
were in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Julia Miller died Saturday, April 19th, 1958, at the St. Francis Home at Brecken- 
ridge where she had been residing the past two years. Pallbearers were Laddie Harvey, David 
Ferber, Daniel Miller, William Miller, Howard Albright and William Albright, Jr. 

Mrs. Miller was bom May 11th, 1870, at V/orthington, lA. , but had lived in Fairmount 
for about 50 years with her family. They farmed for many years in the community and Mr. 
Miller also at one time operated a drey line in Fairmount. 

Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. William Albright of So. St. Paul, MN. , and Mrs. H. 
Strait of Seattle, WA. ; two sons Dave L. Miller of Minneapolis and H. H. Miller of Wadena, 
MN: 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Her husband and a son William preceded 
her in death. 

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Miller of Minn- 
eapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller of Wadena, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. William Albright, Sr., Will- 
iam Albright, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Albright and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David Ferber, Mr. 
and Mrs. Laddie Harvey all of So. St. Paul, MN. ; Mrs. Margaret O'Meara of California; 

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Mr. and Mrs. Orman O'Meara of Tintah, MN. , and other relatives and friends in attendance 
from Fairmount. 

After the funeral all relatives were dinner guests in the William Miller home in Breck- 
enridge who is a grandson of Mrs. Julia Miller. 

********** May 1, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson spent Wednesday, April 23rd, at Mil- 
bank, SD. , where they attended the funeral of Ben's cousin, Helmer Engebretson. 

********** May 1, 1958 

BERTON PHILIP GRAY 

Berton Philip Gray was bom May 27th, 1957, at St. Gerard's Hospital in Hankinson. 
He received the Sacrament of Baptism on the 16th day of June, 1957, at the Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church in New Effington, SD. Father Dzierzek officiated and Godparents were: 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Herding. v . 

On Monday, April 28th, 1958, he accidently drowned. He was 11 months and 1 day old. 
He leaves to mourn his untimely passing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Gray; three sis- 
ters, Colleen, Catherine and Charlotte; two brothers, James and Michael; grandparents, Mr. 
and Mrs. George Pirmantgen and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gray; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Bert Seeley; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A White Mass was sung in his honor in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Effing- 
ton by Father Zygmunt Dzierzek on Thursday, May 1st, 1958, at 9:30 AM. He was laid to 
rest in the St. Nicholas Cemetery north of Rosholt. Pallbearers were David and Richard 
Geurtz, cousins of the deceased and Steven Pohl and Danny Braun. 

The Johnson Funeral Home at Rosholt was in charge of arrangements. 

********** May 8, 1958 

BROTHER of LOCAL LADIES BURIED IN SD. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 28th, at Brandvold Lutheran Church, north 
of Victor, for Clarence Rich, 55, who passed away Friday, April 25th, at Fargo. The Rev. 
A. H. G. Gjevre officiated. 

Clarence, the son of Mrs. Emil Rich, New Effington, passed away early Friday morning, 
April 25th, at St. Luke's HOspital in Fargo, after a lingering illness. At the time of his 
death he was 56 years and 17 days old. 

Clarence was bom in Victor Township, Roberts County, SD. , on April 9th, 1902. He was 
baptized in the Lutheran faith by Rev. Henry Kunz. He was confirmed by Rev. Dreyer. He 
was united in marriage to Inga Greske in March of 1950. His wife, father and one sister 
preceded him in death. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his mother, Mrs. Martha Rich, his stepson, Robert, 
five brothers: Elmer, George, Melvin at home, Lawrence at Rosholt and Chester of Staples, 
MN. ; five sisters, Mrs. Louise Greske, of Ellsworth, WI . ; Laura, Mrs. Gust Lenz of Hankin- 
son; Alice, Mrs. John King, of So. St. Paul.; Mrs. Beatrice Medenwaldt of Hankinson, Hazel, 
Mrs. LeaVom Koehler of Rosholt and a host of other relatives and friends. 

At the services at Brandvold Church, two numbers were sung by a trio: Chlee Erickson, 

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Mary Ann Knudsen and Carol Thompson. The organist was Mrs. Lowell Kuklish. Pallbearers 
were: Joe Thompson, Henry Twete, Henry Knudsen, Edward Felton, Math Wagner and Palmer 
Braaten. Interment was in Brandvold Cemetery. 

********** May 8, 1958 -. 

FUNERAL HELD FOR BENEDICT ILLIES 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 22nd, at Fosston, MN., for Benedict lilies 
St., who died early Sunday morning, April 20th, 1958. Services were held at the Sacred 
Heart Catholic Church at Fosston. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Lidgerwood, ND. 
Pallbearers were six sons: Leo, Alfred, Benedict, Jr., Paul, Leonard and Daniel. 

Benedict lilies was bom April 1874 at Meire Grove, MN. , and was baptized on 

May 15th, of the same year at St. John Catholic Church in Meire Grove. He received his first 
Holy Communion on June 10th, 1886 and grew to adulthood at his home there. At the age of 
19 he went to the northern part of North Dakota to help build the railroad at Medina in 
the badlands. 

At the age of 22 he homesteaded seven miles south of Lidgerwood and lived on that 
land until 1942, when he moved to ...gley, MN., and lived on a farm south of there until 
1945 when he retired and moved to Fosston, MN. 

He was married Sept. 23rd, 1902 to Miss Barbara Brickzen at Ransom County, ND. , in 
the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Benedict lilies and fourteen children. The five 

daughters are: Mrs. (Regina) Merschman of ....gley, MN. ; Mrs. (Mary) Cles... of Chicago, 

IL.; Mrs. (Dorothy) Odenbreth of Cayuga, ND. ; Mrs. (Cecelia) Nathe of , ND. ; and Mrs. 

Mar... (Veronica) Evenson of Fairmount, ND. The nine sons are: Leo M. lilies of Montevideo, 

MN. ; Raymond of Lidgerwood: Henry of Fosston, MN. ; Ben lilies, Jr., of Lidgerwood; Lawrence 

of Gilbert, MN. ; Alfred of Rutland; Paul of Aurora, ...; and Leonard and Daniel of Fosston, 

MN. 

After the burial at Lidgerwood the Catholic ladies of the church served lunch to the 

relatives and friends. ********** May 8, 1958 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 

Friends have received word from Mrs. J. M. (Dorothy Dahlquist) Wall that her mother 
Mrs. William (Jennie) Dahlquist died the middle of April 1958, following a stroke. They 
reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mrs. Dahlquist was preceded in death by her husband, Will- 
iam, who died several years ago. 

The Dahlquist family were former residents of Fairmount years ago when the late Will- 
iam Dahlquist was in charge of one of the banks in Fairmount. Before his death he was emp- 
loyed by an insurance company at ■Fort Lauderdale. 

********** May 8, 1958 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS.... Mrs. Arthur Hartleben, Mrs. Christine Wrege and Pete Wallack motor- 
ed to Sauk Centre, MN. , Saturday, where they attended the funeral of their brother-in-law, 
Mr. Theo. Thompson. ********** May 15, 1958 

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STRICKEN by HEART ATTACK WEDNESDAY 
Arthur Conrad of Harvey, a Catholic Forester Insurance Representative for the State 
of No. Dak., was a business caller in Hankinson Wednesday afternoon. About 8:30 in the 
evening, he became ill and entered the St. Gerard's Hospital. AT 11 o'clock he passed away' 
with death attributed to a heart attack. 

Mr. Conrad was known by many in Hankinson, he and his wife have visited at the Elroy 
Kinn home several times. He is survived by his wife and two children at Harvey. 

********** May 22, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Word has come of the death of Frank Biegel at the Fergus Falls hosp— . 

ital. Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth, MN., on Wednesday. 

********** May 22, 1958 

DIES IN ST. CLOUD 

Frank Blake of St. Cloud, MN., and former resident of Fairmount, died Friday, May 

16th, at his home in St. Cloud. 

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HEARS OF DEATH OF AUNT 

Donald Sikorski and his sister, Mrs. George Radke received word Monday evening of 

the death of their aunt, Mrs. John Tellers, of St. Cloud, MN., who died Monday morning. 

May 19th, 1958. ++++++++++ 

ATTENDS sister's FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. George Hedtke, Randall, Delwin and Emily motored to Milwaukee, WI., rec- 
ently where they attended the funeral Saturday, May 10th, of his sister, Mrs. John Heimann 
of Milwaukee, Wl., who had died on May 7th, 1958. 

While in Milwaukee they spent several days visiting their children and families there: 
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Leinen, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hedtke and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller. 
Enroute home on Sunday, they stopped at Minneapolis where they spent the day with their 
daughter, Jeannette Hedtke who is employed there. 

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MRS. ALFRED SCHEIDEGGER DIED SATURDAY 
Mrs. Alfred Scheidegger died Saturday May 17th at the St. Francis Hospital in Breck- 
enridge, MN. , where she had been a patient since May 2nd. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon May 21st, at the First English Luth- 
eran Church at Fairmount at 2:30 PM. Rev. W. Cordts of Hankinson will officiate. 
A more complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** May 22, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR JOHN AWE 
Funeral services for John F. Awe, 86, of Fairmount, were held Saturday, May 17th, 1958 
in the Vertin Funeral Home Chapel in Wahpeton. The burial rites were conducted at the 
cemetery at Andover, SD. 

Pallbearers were Oral Jacobson of Pierpont, SD., Bennie Granholt Sr. , of Christine, ND. 
Clifford and David Awe, William Marquardt and Andrew Jordahl, all of Fairmount. 

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John Awe was bom Oct. ; ISth"/- 1872, -vat Washington, IL. He was formerly employed as a 
farmer and carpenter. In 1895 he 'was married to Martha Lange at Pauline, lA. His wife 
died in 1924. Mr. Awe has made his home the past fifteen years in the home of his son and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Awe,- who reside at Fairmount. John Awe entered the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital Wednesday afternoon and died shortly after midnight on Thursday morning. May 
15th, 1958. '/ • ' "-^ •- " 

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Alma) Poe of Bristol, SD. ; three sons, 
John and Arnold Awe of Hammond, IN., and Reinhard Awe of Fairmount. He was preceded in 
death by his wife. 

Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold 
Awe, Mrs. John Awe, and Mrs. Sussemill all of Hanndnd, IN.; Mrs. William Poe of Bristol, 
SD., Mr. and Mrs. Oral Jacobson of Pierpont, SD. ; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Zimney of Groton, SD. , 
Mr. and Mrs. John Charles of Andover, SD. ; and Mrs. Bennie Granholt, Sr. , Bennie Granholt, 
Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Haug, all of Christine, ND. 

********** May 22, 1958 

LOCAL STUDENT VICTIM of SHOT GUN BLAST 

A blast from a shotgun accidentally discharged, proved fatal to John Goerger, 17 year 
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Goerger of rural Barney, last Friday evening at a gathering at 
the Conrad Vaplon home near Lidgerwood. The youth, who was a member of this year's grad- 
uating class of the St. Francis Academy here last Wednesday evening, died at the St. Ger- 
ard's Hospital in Hankinson about an hour after the accident happened at 11:25 PM. 

The accident occurred at the Vaplon farm where friends had gathered for the announce- 
ment of the engagement of Virginia Vaplon to the victim's brother, David. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29th, at 9:30 AM (CST) in St. John's Cath- 
olic Church in Wyndmere with Rev. Fr. Laurence Strandenaes of Wyndmere officiating. 
Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery there. Vertin's Funeral Home at Wahpeton is hand- 
ling the funeral arrangements. Pallbearers will be classmates of John who graduated Wed- 
nesday from St. Francis Academy in Hankinson. They are: Donald Goerger, Dennis Cox, John 
Fritz, Allan Brandt, Richard Aker and Charles Falk. 

The funeral services were delayed until Thursday so that a brother, SP-3 Allan station- 
ed in Ulm, Germany, with the U. S. Army, could get home in time. 

John B. Goerger was born on Nov. 1st, 1940, in Breckenridge. He had been active in 
4-H Club work for 8 years as a member of the Richland Aggies 4 H Club. He also was a mem- 
ber of the CYO of St. Johns Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters at Mantador. He was 
confirmed in St. John's church at Wyndmere. 

Survivors, besides his parents, are two brothers, David of Barney and Allan in Germany; 
three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Kosterman of Wyndmere, Monica of Minneapolis, and 
Pamela at home; and a grandfather, J. B. Goerger of Mantador. A sister, Idette Marie, pre- 
ceeded him in death. 

Sheriff Lambert Johnson, who investigated the scene of the tragedy said that his invest- 
igation is completed and that no inquest will be held. He termed the shooting accidental. 

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The incident occurred in the bedroom of Frank, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaplon. Frank 
Aloysius Gully, 17, Ralph Gareed, 19, and the victim had been on the porch of the home, 
the sheriff said. The four had been discussing motorcycles in his bedroom. The four went 
to the bedroom to read the articles. 

The Gully boy, a brother of Mrs. Conrad Vaplon, asked if he could inspect several guns 
which belonged to Conrad Vaplon and which were locked in a cabinet in Frank's bedroom, John- 
son said. Frank granted permission. The Gully boy tried the cabinet door and when they 
found it locked, Frank told the Gully boy the key was on top of the cabinet, Johnson said. 

The Gully boy inspected a .410 guage single shot small bore shotgun. Johnson said 
apparently he pulled back the hammer without breaking open the gun to see if it was unloaded. 
He accidentally pulled the trigger, the Sheriff said, and then the gun went off. 

The gun barrel was 6 to 8 feet from the Goerger boy. The charge caught the boy in the 
abdomen. The shotgun had been believed to be unloaded, Johnson said. 

Among the guests at the gathering was Leo Ehli of that neighborhood. After Ehli admin- 
istered first aid, a doctor in Lidgerwood was telephoned and Ehli took the boy in his car 
through Lidgerwood, where the doctor was picked up and went to St. Gerard's Hospital in 
Hankinson. ********** f4ay 29, 1958 

ATTEND FUNERAL of BROTHER in ST. PAUL 

Several relatives from here attended the funeral of Everard L. Green, 70, of So. St. 
Paul, retired druggist, held there May 16th. 

Mr. Green passed away in a St. Paul hospital following a stroke. Rites were conduct- 
ed in the New Sputhern Funeral Home and in St. John Vianney Catholic Church there with inter- 
ment in Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. 

Attending from here were: E. W. Green, Sr., E. W. Green, Jr., John L. Green, Ray Green 
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Green from New Town, ND. , and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Aker. 

He was bom in Montrose, MN. , and as a child moved with his parents to Hankinson. He 
graduated from the University of Minnesota school of pharmacy in 1909 and opened a drug 
store at Hankinson until 1921. He operated a drug store in St. Paul at 1169 Rice from 1932 
to 1940 and in So. St. Paul from 1939 to 1953. He was a member of the Minnesota Pharmac- 
ists Association, St. Paul Elks Lodge and the Elks band. 

Surviving are his wife, Mary; five daughters, Mrs. Eric G. Damkoehler of Needham, MA., 
Mrs. Harold L. Parker of La Grange, IL., Mrs. John J. Womack of South St. Paul, Mrs. Will- 
iam Albright of St. Paul Park and Mrs. Don Dufresno of Arvada, CO.; five brothers, Ray, 
John and Edmond of Hankinson, Waldon of Minneapolis and Ross of Newtown, ND. ; three sisters, 
Mrs. Harry Budde and Mrs. William Hughes, both of Minneapolis and Mrs. Maurice Aker of Hank- 
inson, and 21 grandchildren. 

********** May 29, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY for MRS. ALFRED SCHEIDEGGER 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 21st, at 2:30 PM. , (CST) in the First 
English Lutheran Church parlors at Fairmount for Mrs. Alfred (Rose) Scheidegger, 75, of 
Fairmount. Rev. Walter Cordts of Hankinson officiated and interment was in the Fairmount 

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Cemetery. The Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge of arrangements. 
The soloist, Janice Hoefs sang two hymns "Heaven Is My Home" and "Asleep in Jesus" and 
she was accompanied by the organist, Mrs. Lowell Steffens. 

Pallbearers were six grandsons: John Litzau, Richard Litzau, Darrell Litzau, Leroy 
Sethre, Russell Sethre and Robert Muellenbach. 

Mrs. Alfred (Rose) Scheidegger passed away at the St. Francis Hospital on Saturday 
May 17th after having been a patient there for sixteen days. 

Mrs. Scheidegger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Luethy, was bom Oct. 11th, 1882, 
in Berne, Switzerland. She came to America with her parents when two years old. The 
family settled on a farm near Medford, WI., and in 1895 moved to Rhinelander, WI. , where 
she attended schools. 

Rose Luethy was united in marriage to Alfred Scheidegger on May 11th, 1903, at Rhine- 
lander, WI. They came to Fairmount Township in 1919 where they lived until retiring in 
1946 and moved to Fairmount where they had since resided. On May 11th, 1953 the couple 
observed their golden wedding anniversay at an open house at their home in Fairmount. 

Surviving are her husband, Alfred, a son, Harry of Fairmount; two daughters: Mrs. 
Jacob (Gertrude) Muellenbach and Mrs. Leonard (Dorothy) Sethre of Fairmount; one brother 
Rudie Scheidegger of Muskegon, MI.; seven sisters; Mrs. Albert Pugh of Muskegon, MI., Mrs. 
Nels Christiansen and Mrs. Bertha Scheidegger of Rhinelander, WI., Mrs. Ernest Danz and 
Mrs. Fred Danz of Peoria, IL. , Mrs. Fred Hunziker of Minneapolis and Mrs. John Theus of 
Oakland, CA. ; nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Scheidegger was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Edna Litzau in August 
of 1957. Relatives attended the fvineral from Muskegon, MI.; Rhinelander, VJI. ; Peoria and 
Decatur, IL. , and Bemidji, I'M. 

********** May 29, 1958 

MEDENWALDT RITES HELD HERE 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hank- 
inson for Albert Medenwaldt, 83, who passed away Friday at the St. Gerard Hospital. Rev. 
Edmund Zapf officiated. 

Albert H. Medenwaldt was bom at Mayville, WI., Sept. 18th, 1874, son of Ferdinand 
and Hannah Medenwaldt. As a young man he moved with his parents to a homestead in Belford 
Township. He was married to Anna Pankow on June 30th, 1898. They would have celebrated 
their 60th Wedding Anniversay this June 30th. He resided on a farm south of Sonora for 
many years, moving later to a farm in Brightwood Township. 

He is survived by his wife, daughters, Mrs. Henry (Selma) Bunde and Mrs. Fred (Ida) 
Weber of Good Thunder, MN. sons, Henry, Edwin, Gerhard and Martin of Hankinson, five child- 
ren preceded him in death. He is also survived by six grandchildren, and one great-grand- 
child. One sister, Mrs. John Buck of Fairmount and five brothers. Gust, Henry, Otto, Her- 
man and Fred Medenwaldt. 

Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
had charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Clemens Buck, Bruno Medenwaldt, Woodrow 

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• ' ' --V Medenwaldt, Delmar Rossow and Reuben Pankow. 



Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Medenwaldt, St. 
Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bunde of Good Thunder, MN. , and H. 
F. Pankow of Anamoose, ND. 

********** June 12, 1958 

MRS. H. KRAUSE DIES AT HOME 

Mrs. Henry Krause passed away early Thursday morning, June 12th, at her home in Bel- 
ford Township. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Minnie, at home; Mrs. George 
(Edna) Mauer of Hankinson and sons, Herbert of Dazey, ND. , Oscar of Wahpeton and Clifford 
at home. 

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time today. The Wipperman Funer- 
al Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** June 12, 1958 

GEREZEK RITES HELD MONDAY 

Funeral services for Robert M. Gerezek, 25, of Hankinson and Delmer Schutt, 19, of 
Milnor were held at Lidgerwood and Milnor Monday. Both were employees of the RSR Electric 
CO-OP., who v/ere electrocuted last Friday while moving power lines on a road right-of-way 
seven miles northwest of Lidgerwood. 

Services for Mr. Gerezek, who has resided in Hankinson since 1955, were held at the 
Walby Funeral Home in Lidgerwood at 10 AM Monday. 

The two men were on the ground moving a line when they were electrocuted by 7,200 
volts, according to Frank J. Belinskey, manager of the Richland-Sargent-Ransom (RSR) Elec- 
tric Co-operative, with headquarters in Milnor. 

"They were grounding out a truck." Belinskey said. "It's just speculation, but they 
must have gotton into a hot wire instead of a neutral one by accident." 

Belinskey said both men were wearing safety clothing and equipment and observing saf- 
ety precautions. Co-workers administered artificial respiration and a Lidgerwood doctor 
and an ambulance from Lidgerwood and Milnor were called but the men were dead by the time 
medical help arrived. 

Richland County Coroner Dr. C. V. Bateman of VJahpeton said he believed death was inst- 
antaneous. The accident happened about 9:45 AM. Right of way was being cleared for a 
stretch of Richland County road 16. 

Mr. Gerezek was born on a farm near Lidgerwood Jan. 30th, 1933 and was graduated from 
Lidgerwood High School in 1951. He married Dorothy Haase, rural Lidgerwood, Aug. 17th, 
1953 in Lidgerwood and served in the U. S. Army from 1953-55. 

After discharge he worked at Hankinson Implement Co., for tv;o years, joined the RSR 
Co-op a year ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gerezek, rural Lidgerwood. 

Besides his wife and parents, he leaves a son, James, A, and a daughter, Diane, 3; and 
three brothers and a sister. They are: Jack, Darrel, William and Arlene, all of Lidgerwood. 

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HOSPITALIZED HERE FOLLOlfENG ITRUCK CRASH „ 
A South Dakota man, E. W. Stuss of Revillo, is in serious condition in St. Gerard's 
Hospital in Hankinson as a result of a collision of two trucks on Hy. 11, three miles east 
of Rutland, on Monday afternoon. The driver of the other truck, George Bechard, about 39, 
was killed in the crash. 

Both men were hauling gravel for a construction company when the accident occurred. 

********** June 12, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. Adolph Ziegelmann received a telephone call Monday that his 

brother, Fred, passed away that morning of a heart attack. The funeral will be Wednesday 
afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Garfield, MN. Relatives from here plan to attend 
the funeral. ********** june 12, 1958 

GREAT BEND PIONEER BURIED TUESDAY 

Funeral services for W. C. Bohn, 80, who died of a heart attack while on his way to 
the Bohn Implement store in Great Bend last Thursday evening, were held at Trinity Luth- 
eran Church, Great Bend, at 2 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. A Prayer Service was held at 
1:15 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home, Hankinson. Rev. Richard Tuescher officiated and 
interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. 

William C. Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bohn, was bom Oct. 28th, 1877, at Great 
Bend. He was educated in the elementary school. He married Emma Gehler, One son, Harry, 
survives. 

Mr. Bohn farmed near Great Bend, later moving into Great Bend, where he and his son 
formed the Bohn Implement Co., in which he was active at the time of his death. He was a 
lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Pallbearers were: Ewald Gehler, Wilbur Bohn, Herman Gollnick, Alvin Schultz, Elmer 
Stoltenow, Willard Manske. 

********** June 19, 1958 

MRS. H. KRAUSE RITES AT BELFORD 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran Church in Bel- 
ford Township for Mrs. Henry (Amalia) Krause, who passed away at her farm home Thursday. 

Amalia Sophie Wilhelmina Wendt, daughter of John Wendt and Ernestine, nee Hein, was 
bom in Brandenburg Township, Richland County, Sept. 30th, 1880. She was baptized in in- 
fancy by Pastor Robert Koehler, of Great Bend, and in 1895 was confirmed with a class of 5 
by Pastor T. Hinck, in the Belford Church. 

When she was just a few years old, her parents moved to Belford Township, where she 
went to school and spent her girlhood. On the 17th of April, 1902, she was joined in wed- 
lock with Henry Krause, with whom she shared weal and woe, for over 56 years. Five children 
were bom to this union. Mrs. Krause was a real helpmate to her husband, even to the shar- 
ing of much of the farm work. She enjoyed good health, until the spring of 1954, when she 
suffered from a heavy stroke, from which she never fully recovered. 

At the beginning of June, this year, she again returned to the hospital for a few days. 

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She came home much improved but seemed to realize that her days were numbered. On Thurs- 
day morning, about 1 o'clock, she quietly passed from life into death. 

Besides her husband of more than a half century, there remain to mourn her loss, three" 
sons, Oscar of Wahpeton, Herbert of Dazey, Clifford at home; two daughters, Minnie, at 
home, and Edna, Mrs. George Mauer, of Hankinson. One brother, Gustav, lives in St. Paul. 
There are also 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held from the St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township, 
Monday afternoon, at 2:30. Rev. Walter H. Cordts, officiating, with interment in the 
church cemetery. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Robert H. Bladow, Gust Medenwaldt, Edwin Gaedke, August 
Pankow, R. H. Bellin. Active pallbearers: Ralph Bladow, Willard Bladow, Elroy Muehler, 
Charles Pellman, Rudolph Pankow, Robert Tiegs. 

Mrs. Krause was the head of four generations bom in North Dakota. There were: Mrs. 
Krause, Herbert, her son; Barrel, a grandson and Rockie and Rory, great-grandsons. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** June 19, 1958 

LAMARS NEWS.... Mrs. Leonard Osbom received word Sunday that her cousin, Mrs. Marvin 
Schlinder (Gladys Garrison) of Superior, WI., had passed away. At this writing Mrs. Os- 
born was making plans to attend the funeral on Wednesday. 

********** June 19, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from St. John's 

Lutheran Church in Garfield, MN., for Fred Ziegelraann, 7A, who passed away Monday morning 
at his home, of a heart attack, while he was dressing in the morning after his nights rest. 
He was in good health after his operation on Dec. 7th. His passing was a shock to all 
his relatives and friends. Rev. L. A. Buuck of Garfield officiated at the service. 

Fred C. Ziegelmann was born at Great Bend on Sept. 17th, 1883, son of Fredrick and 
Bertha Ziegelmann. He was married to Mabel Johnson on May 29th, 1915 and resided on a 
farm northwest of Great Bend, moving later to town in Great Bend. Nine years ago they 
moved to Garfield, MN., and made their home where he passed away. He was baptized and con- 
firmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend and was a member of the St. Johns Luth- 
eran Church in Garfield. 

He is survived by his wife and two sons: George of St. Paul, MN., and Wilbur of Casper, 
WY, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, two sisters; Mrs. Frank Martin of Fergus 
Falls, KN. ; and Mrs. Fred Passenheim of Huron, SD. ; two brothers, August Ziegelmann of 
Fairmount and Adolph Ziegelmann of Great Bend. Three brothers and three sisters preceded 
him in death. Burial was in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery at Garfield, MN. The Anderson 
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers were: Raymond Ziegelmann, George Ziegelmann, Leonard Prochnow, Eugene 
Braunschweig, Jerome Johnson and Edwin Wodke. l-lany relatives from here attended the funeral. 

********** June 19, 1958 

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•GREAT BEND NEWS.... This community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. W. 
C. Bohn, prominent businessman for many years. He was in his shop talking to friends when 
he suddenly dropped over of a heart attack on Thursday evening. Funeral services will be 
held Tuesday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** June 19, 1958 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Prochnow and boys attended the funeral of Mrs. Prochnow's cousin, 
Dan ...el at Oakes on Saturday. Mrs. Prochnow's sisters, Violet ..elgren of Oakes and Mrs. 
Jesse Hoines of Belvedere, IL., came to the Prochnow home on Monday evening, the latter 
leaving by train for her home Tuesday morning. 

********** June 19, 1958 

GREAT BEND PIONEER DIES 

Mrs. Louisa Kinn passed away Friday morning at her home after a lingering illness at 
the age of 75 years. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. 
Philips Catholic Church, Msgr. G. C. Bierens celebrating the Mass. 

Mrs. Louisa Boelke was born on August 24th, 1882, to Wm. Boelke and Fredericka Strege 
on a farm near Great Bend in Brandenburg Township. On Sept. 16th, 1901, she was married 
at Wahpeton to Michael Kinn by the late Father Studnicka. The couple moved to a farm in 
Waldo Township. 

To this union eight children were born, seven of whom survive. One daughter, Agnes, 
passed away on Oct. 3rd, 1927, at the age of 23. Her husband passed away on April 19th, 
1943. 

Surviving to mourn her loss are four daughters: (Caroline) Mrs. John A. Hentz, (Elea- 
nor) Mrs. Ed Hermes, Isabelle at home, (Georgiana) Mrs. Dan Maack, Lidgerwood; three sons, 
Leo, Edward and Robert. Fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. 

One sister, Mrs. Otto Stein of Hankinson; two brothers, Emil Boelke of near Great Bend 
and Arnold Boelke of Auburn, UA. 

Pallbearers were Mike Leinen, Harold Stein, Dennis Boelke, Harry Koppelman, James 
Hentz and Elroy Kinn. The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** June 26, 1958 

CORRECTION 

Some of the information received by The NEWS for the obituary of Mrs. Henry Krause, 
published last week, was incorrect. 

Omitted was the name of Robert Tiegs as honorary pallbearer and Gerhardt Tiegs as 
active pallbearer. The name of Floyd Muehler should have been with the list of active 
pallbearers instead of Elroy Muehler. 

A brother of the late Mrs. Krause, Gustave, resides at the St. Francis Rest Home in 

Breckenridge and one sister, Mrs. Percy Reynolds, lives in St. Paul. The deceased was a 

a member of the Belford Ladies Aid. 

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The Max Wippennan family returned to their home Monday after spending a week at their 
cottage on Ottertail Lake. On Thursday they attended the funeral services for their sister- 
in-law, Mrs. A. W. Dahl at Detroit Lakes. 

********** June 26, 1958 

RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. ONNA RIPLEY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Onna Ripley, of Fairmount, were held at the Methodist Church 
at Fairmount Tuesday afternoon, June 24th, at 2 o'clock (CST) . Mrs. Ripley died Saturday 
June 21st, at the age of 87, at the St. Francis Hospital where she had been cared for, for 
two days. Rev. Roy Harris of Breckenridge officiated at the service and he was assisted by 
the local pastor. Rev. Chas . Bryan. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery in Fairmount 
Township. Mrs. John Earner was organist and she accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Gordon Will- 
iams, who sang "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone: and While Years of Eternity Roll." Pall- 
bearers were Peter Wawers, Charles Templeton, C. R. Swanson, Glen Swanson, Alva Beeghley 
and Richard Kurtz. The Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge of arran- 
gements. 

Eleanor Wear was born at Monica, IL., Dec. 21st, 1870. She attended grade school at 
Monica and became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of seven. She taught school 
after formal education, in Peoria County, IL. 

On Dec. 24th, 1890, she was united in marriage to Onna Ripley, at Monica. They farmed 
in McLean County, IL., and came to North Dakota in 1906 to a farm west of Fairmount. In 
1925 they retired from farming and Mr. Ripley became a school custodian at Fairmount, 
retiring in 1946. He died Oct. 23rd, 1946. Mrs. Ripley has lived in Fairmount since. 

She is survived by five sons: Bryan of Tumwater, WA. , David and Roger of Fairmount, 
Clarence and Harold of Dickinson; one daughter, Mrs. Laten (Laura) Teare of Jamestown, ten 
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children and 
her husband. 

Mrs. Ripley was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member 
of the Methodist Church and was a Bible teacher at the Sunday school for years. She was 
active in the WCTU. ********** June 26, 1958 

FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Rattunde, one of Necedah, WI.'s best 

liked residents, were held from the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. May 25th, 1958, with 
Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Pearl E. Rattunde passed away at the Mauston Hospital, May 
22nd after a lingering illness. Interment was in the family lot in Bayview Cemetery. 

She was born at Fairmount on Jan. 8th, 1900, the daughter of John D. and Mary E. Thomp- 
son. She graduated from Fairmount High School and then attended the Ellendale Teachers 
Normal School. She went to Necedah, WI., and taught in the public school there. On Sept. 
6th, 1926 she was united in marriage to August P. Rattunde and four sons were born to this 
union. 

Through her many acts of kindness and her unselfish devotion to her family and home, 

Mrs. Rattunde endeared herself to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by the entire 

community . 

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Mrs. Rattunde was a member of the Methodist Church and the Legion Auxiliary. She is 
survived by three sons, Douglas and David of Necedah, WI., and Carl of Fort Sill, OK.; one 
sister, Mrs. Izetta Sorenson of Necedah, WI.; two brothers, George Thompson of Wolf Point, 
MT., and Harley Thompson of White Earth, ND., and two grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her husband, August P. Rattunde and one son, Daryl Lloyd. 
Mrs. Rattunde is a cousin of Charles Thompson of Fairmount. 

********** July 3, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS Edward Loll, Sr., 90, a resident of this community over 80 years, 

died Wednesday in the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, MN. He had been in ailing health 
for two years and in the hospital since June 16th. • 

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday in the Evangelical United Brethem 
Church with Rev. Robert Beschtle officiating. 

Bom Feb. 28th, 1868, in Beito, Germany, he came to the Great Bend community with his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Loll at the age of five. He farmed in the Great Bend area. In 
1916 he began buying and selling livestock and farm machinery. In 1926 he established an 
implement firm at Great Bend and six years later moved the business to Wahpeton where he 
was in partnership with four sons. Mr. Loll was married four times, three of his wives 
preceded him in death, two dying in childbirth. He married Amelia Stoltenow in 1895. 
After her death he married Hulda Gruetzmacher at Paynesville, MN. , and later Minnie Lab- 
oda of Great Bend. 

On July 16th, 1910 he married August Schultz at Great Bend. They had celebrated their 
47th wedding anniversary last year. 

Surviving besides his wife are seven sons, Charles and Ben of Great Bend, Edward, Jr., 
Arnold and Harvey of Wahpeton, Elmer of Hankinson and Lloyd of Mobridge, SD. Two daughters, 
Mrs. Joseph (Lena) Stroehl of Wahpeton and Luella at home. Two step-sons, Arlie and Oliver 
Schultz of Great Bend, a sister, Mrs. Otto Gutzmer of Great Bend, 27 grandchildren and 
26 great-grandchildren. Ten children and three sisters and one brother preceded him in 
death. ********** july 3^ 1953 

Mrs. Earl (I-lartha) Gordon, 81, formerly of Great Bend, died Wednesday in the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital at Breckenridge, a day after being admitted there. Funeral services were held 
at 3 o'clock (CDT) Saturday in the Bethal Lutheran Church. Rev. P. A. Gisvold officiated. 

Born August 28th, 1876, at Ettrick, WI., she moved to Verdon, SD. , with her parents 
at the age of 9. She was married to Mr. Gordon in South Dakota on Jan. 22nd, 1902. They 
moved to the Wahpeton-Breckenridge community in 1913 and to Great Bend in 1925. She had 
resided at Great Bend until 1953,- when she came to Breckenridge residing in a rest home 
since. Her husband passed away in 1937. 

Surviving are four sons, Walter and Earl of Wahpeton and Kenneth and George of Long 
Beach, CA. Two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Jessie) Kittlenland of Milbette, SD. , and Arlene 
Gordon of St. Paul and nine grandchildren. 

********** July 3, 1958 

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LOESSIN RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Otto Loessin, 77, Hammer, SD. , were held Wednesday afternoon at 
the Wipperman Funeral Home, Rev. Mueller of Lidgerwood officiating. Burial was at the 
Claire City Cemetery. 

Otto W. Loessin was born in Germany, March 15th, 1881. He came to Roberts County, SD., 
with his parents at the age of two. He was a resident of Roberts County for 75 years. He 
married March Eickler on Dec. 8th, 1909. 

The late Mr. Loessin is survived by his wife, daughters: Mrs. Edward (Clara) Vig, 
Bloomington, CA. , Mrs. Robert (Alice) Krause, Austin, MN. ; Mrs. Millard (Mildred) Laing, 
Grand Forks; Mrs. Alfred (Louella) Larson, Webster, SD, ; Mrs. Jacob (Vondean) Stave, Huron, 
SD. ; sons, Albert, Sissetan; John of Hammer; Harold of Bloomington, CA. ; Merle of Hammer. 
One son, Alfred, died in infancy. The deceased is also survived by one brother, Paul, of 
Hammer. A sister, Louise, died in 1957. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 

Mrs. Art Loessin sang "Rock of Ages," accompanied by Mrs. Martha Wralstad at the organ. 
Pallbearers were: Alfred Larson, Jacob Stave, Ed Vig, Robert Krause, Millard Zaing and 
Charles Kramer. 

Relatives attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sukow, Austin, MN.; Law- 
rence Larson, Huron, SD. ; Clifford Larson, Webster, SD.; and many friends from the Hammer 
and Claire City community. ^^^^^^\^^^ j^^^ ^q^ ^93g 

WELK RITES HELD AT BROWNS VALLEY 
Henry L. Welk, member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, passed away suddenly 
on July Ath, at the age of 46 years. He was apparently in perfect health and death was 
caused by a heart attack. 

Funeral services were held on Monday in the Presbyterian Church at Browns Valley, MN. , 
with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating and Mrs. Erling Haukness sang two solos accompanied by 
Miss Judith Willert. 

The Welk home is in South Dakota, near Browns Valley, MN. 

********** July 10, 1948 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Reiland, Mrs. Chas. Heley and Mrs. Tom Haus 

left for Columbus, MT., on Sunday to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Chas. Fink. 

********** July 10, 1958 

Mrs. Lisetta Klawitter received word Thursday that her brother. Will Glassel of St. 

Croix Falls, WI., passed away. Mrs. Klawitter and Mrs. Herbert Bellin left Sunday to 

attend the funeral of Mr. Glassel. 

********** July 10, 1958 

COMMITAL TIRES HELD FOR MANTADOR GIRL 
Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Calvary Cemetery, Mantador, for Denise 
Marie, day old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mauch, Mooreton. The baby died Friday 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge . Rev. Fr. George Miller of Mantador officiated 

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at the rites. 

Other survivors include two sisters, Barbara and Catherine, a brother Jeffery and 
grandmothers, Mrs. Anna Mauch and Mrs. Anna Lenz. 

* *> * ****** July 17, 1958 

MRS. R. BLADOW DIES HERE SUNDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert (Annie) Bladow, 73, who died Sunday at the St. Gerard 
Hospital, were held Wednesday at 2 PM. , from the Immanuel Lutheran Church here. Interment 
was at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery north of town. 

Annie Johnke was born March 8th, 1885, at Adamsdorf, Germany to Carl and Mary Johnke 
and was baptized in the Lutheran faith there. Her parents came to America when she was a 
few months old. They settled on a farm near Hankinson where she grew to womanhood and was 
confirmed by the late Rev. J. P. Klausler. She was united in marriage at the Lutheran Ch- 
urch near Lidgerwood, 55 years ago on Dec. 11th, 1902 to Robert Bladow and Rev. Cloeter per- 
formed the ceremony. They renewed their vows by Rev. G. C. Michael on the occasion of their 
Golden Wedding Anniversay in 1952. 

They moved to Lincoln Valley, ND. , for a short time returning to Hankinson where they 
have since resided. Bom to this union were 6 children, Linda, who preceded her mother 
in death at the age of 11 years, Arthur, at home; Resada (Mrs. Fred Petrick, Inwood, lA.); 
Gloria (Mrs. Walter Wiebusch) , Wahpeton; Roy of Rutland and Lloyd of Miami Springs, FL. 

Mrs. Bladow is the last of the living charter members of the Ladies Aid of this church 
having completed nearly 50 years of endeavor in this work. She suffered a stroke a few 
days ago and peacefully entered into life everlasting at the local hospital at 1 o'clock 
Sufiday, July 13th, with her husband and children at her side. 

She is survived in addition to her loyal husband and children by 12 grandchildren and 
6 great-grandchildren and brothers, Otto and Carl Johnke. 

Ever faithful to her Savior she enjoyed the happiness of her life and through prayer 
endured her suffering. By her love and kindness she was respected by all and having comp- 
leted her life on this earth her soul now rests with the glorious company of heaven. 

********** July 17, 1958 

LEMARS NEWS' Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. 

Bud Chapman and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sander attended the funeral of Mr. Irvin Shebeck at 
Wahpeton Friday. ********** July 17, 1958 

NEPHEW DROWNS IN ST. PAUL LAKE 

Mrs. Clarence Brunkhorst and daughters and Mrs. Pete Bommersbach went to St. Paul to 
be with their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stack and to attend the funeral of 
their nephew. 

James Stack, 15, of St. Paul, drowned in Turtle Lake near St. Paul Monday where he 
had gone to swim. The youth kicked free of the grasp of Vern Draeger, 26, St. Paul, the 
victim's brother-in-law, who had gone to Stack's aid when he called for help. 

********** July 24, 1958 

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. FRANK HAMERLIK DIES AT TACOMA "^" '''"' "' . 

Mrs. George Schuett received word that her brother, Frank Hamerllk, 66, of Wahpeton, 
died of a heart attack, Sunday morning at Tacoma, WA. He and his wife were attending the 
wedding of a niece. , • . ■; •. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Adelbert Catholic 
Church. * * * * *"* *■*'** v^'-:^ * ; July 2A, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hingst attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Aarstad 

in Breckenridge Sunday afternoon. 

********** July 24, 1958 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Nick Schmit and his daughter, Mrs. Earl Holmes and children, and James Bernard attended 
the funeral Monday of Mrs. W. A. Miller of Litchville, ND. Mrs. Miller was a sister of the 
late Mrs. Nick Schmit. Mrs. Holmes and Ella Mae accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Geiser after 
the funeral to their home at Strasburg Monday. 

********** July 31^ 1958 

FAIRMOUNT WOMAN'S SISTER DIES IN CALIFORNIA 
Mrs. Howard Well received word Friday that her sister, Mrs. Ray (Eleanor Jean) Sanders 
34, died Thursday, July 24th, 1958. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29th, at 
Long Beach, CA. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Gregory, 11, and David, 5. 

********** July 31, 1958 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIED 
Sid Berglin, 73, of Daisy, ND. , and former barber at Fairmount, ND. , died Saturday, 
July 26th, at the hospital in Valley City, ND. Funeral services will be held VJednesday 
of this week. Fairmount people will attend the funeral and a more complete obituary will 
be published next week. *^^^^*^*^* j^^^ 31^ ^958 

MRS. M. WAWERS BURIED TUESDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Wawers, 55, who passed away at 1 AM Sunday at the 
St. Gerard's Hospital in Hankinson, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Philip's 
Church here. Although Mrs. Wawers had been released from the hospital and was getting 
along quite well, at her home, she suffered a heart attack late Saturday evening and was 
taken to the local hospital. Msgr. G. C. Bierens conducted the funeral Mass. 

Mary Lee, daughter of Julian and Anna Lee, was bom in Elma Township, Dec. 4th, 1902. 
Her parents moved to Hankinson where she received her education in the public school. On 
Oct. 28th, 1924, she was united in marriage to Michael Wawers. They resided on a farm in 
Greendale Township until 1947 when they moved to Hankinson where they have since resided. 

Mrs. Wawers was well liked and respected by everyone who knew her. She was a faithful 
member of St. Philips Church. 

She is survived by her husband and a daughter, Marcella, at home; two sisters, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Dohlstrom of Hopkins, MN. , and Mrs. Herman (Catherine) Rohl of Anoka, MN. ; two 
brothers, John Lee of Hankinson and Ed Lee of Osseo, MN. 

Pallbearers were: Richard Hartleben, Ed Smith, Verne Coppin, Gregory Bauer, Frank 

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Altoff and Joe Lugert. 

Relatives from a distance came from Osseo, Hopkins, Anoka, Pipestone and other points 
in Minnesota as well as from Rosholt, SD. , and Fairmount, Wahpeton, Lidgerwood and Douglas, 
ND. ********** August 7, 1958 

An auto accident six miles north of Fairmount on Highway 81, last Thursday night took 
the lives of two Wahpeton men. They are Dan Langenwalter, 70, driver of the car traveling 
north on Hy. 81 and Wm. T. Langenwalter, 60, of Ogden, IL., a passenger, who died in a 
Breckenridge hospital Friday of injuries sustained in the mishap. The accident occurred at 
11:05 PM., according to Patrolman Earl Dosch, who was called to investigate. 

********** August 7, 1958 

FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR LANGENWALTER 

Funeral services for Daniel A. Langenwalter of Wahpeton, a former farmer in the Fair- 
mount area who lost his life in a highway accident Thursday, July 31st, were held Monday 
morning, Aug. 4th, at 11 o'clock from the Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Rev. 
Father George Mchok officiated and interment was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Daniel Langenwalter was bom June 18th, 1888 in St. Jacob, XL., son of the late John 
and Mary Langenwalter. He lived with his parents on a farm near Troy, IL., and attended 
schools there. 

He came to a farm in Summit Township in 1917. He entered service in World War I in 
1918 and after returning went back to farming. He fanned near Fairmount and was a member 
of the American Legion at Fairmount. He married Pauline Hoffman of Wahpeton, April 19th, 
1920. Mrs. Langenwalter died in March of 1950. 

He retired from farming and moved to Wahpeton in January of this year. He and his 
brother were returning from a visit to the farm when they were involved in the car crash 
in which both were killed. 

He is survived by two sons, Elroy, of Fairmount, William of Breckenrdige and three 
daughters, Mrs. Victor Sheets (Ann) of Breckenridge; Rosemary, of Missoula, MT. , Mrs. Lyle 
Sletten, Wahpeton (Dolores.) He is survived by a brother, Paul of Manson, lA. , and five 
sisters, Mrs. Henry Bloomberg, Collinsville, IL., Mrs. Elmer Kuehn, Mascontah, IL., Mrs. 
Fred Grese, Greenville, IL., Mrs. George Whiting, whose home is in Arizona; Mrs. Byrd Freye, 
Kansas City, KS.. There are eight grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were: August Schreiber, Ralph Reubisch, Rudolph Nelson, Arthur Dretsch 
and Charles Reubisch. Funeral services for William Langenwalter, who lost his life in the 
same crash, will be held at St. Joseph, IL. He died Friday evening at the St. Francis Hospi- 
tal where he had been taken after the mishap Thursday night. 

William Langenwalter was bom in Illinois, Dec. 28th, 1897, He was 60 years of age at 
the time of the accident. He is survived by a son, William A. Langenwalter, who is serving 
in the U. S. Navy and stationed at Dallas, TX. 

The body was shipped to Illinois from Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home. 

********** August 7, 1958 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 30th, 1958, in Our Savior's Lutheran 
Church at Dazey, ND. , for Sidwin Berglin, 72, of Dazey and formerly of Fairmount. The 
^Rev. Gordon Hanson officiated. Mr. Berlin, who had been a resident of Dazey for 14 years, 
died Saturday, July 26th, at the Valley City hospital. 

Pallbearers were: Dan Linehan of Fairmount, Harold Meal, Peter Bryn, Olaf Braten, Carl 
Ogelsby and Carl Rogdne all of Dazey. 

Mr. Berglin was bom Oct. 14th, 1885, at Alexandria, MN., and married Hattie May Kelly 
at Fairmount on Dec. 4th, 1922. She died in 1956. The couple made their home in Fairmount 
many years where Mr. Berglin was employed as a barber. Their five children were bom to this 
union at Fairmount. They moved to Dazey 14 years ago. He was a retired farmer. 

He is survived by a son, Darrel Kelly of Watertown, SD., four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Del- 
ores) Robinson of Leavenworth, KS. ; Mrs. William (Arlene) Quick of Dazey; Mrs. Chet (Ellen) 
Piontkowski, Cleveland, OH.; and Janet Berglin of Dazey; four brothers, Albert, John and Ed 
all of Alexandria and Elmer in Washington State; a sister, Mrs. Idene Neely of Portland, OR. 
and six grandchildren. 

Those from Fairmount attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Linehan, Robert Ste- 
gner, Mrs. Chas . Templeton and Mrs. Bessie Parkill. 

********** August 7, 1958 

Mr. and Mrs. Axel Pedersen attended the funeral of Dr. Wm. Zwick at Valley City Tuesday 
afternoon. Dr. Zwick was killed while he was piloting his plane Saturday evening near Valley 
City. ********** August 14, 1958 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mrs. Rita Dyke returned home recently from Chicago, IL., where she attended the funeral 
of her step-father, Mr. J. Frieferae who was 92 years old. Mrs. Dyke had gone to Sheldon, lA. , 
and accompanied her sister and daughter to Chicago for the funeral. 

Mrs. Dyke's mother is still living and is 89 years old. She is staying at the home of 
her daughter at Sheldon, lA. , since the funeral of her husband. 

********** August 14, 1958 

SISTER DIES IN WASHINGTON 
Mrs. William Rosenkranz received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Forrest Winthers 
of Seattle, WA., who died Friday evening, Aug. 15th. The funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 
18th. ********** August 21, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Mauch motored to Adrian, MN., Sunday to attend the 
funeral services for Joe Mauch. Barbara and Debbie stayed with their grandmother, Mrs. 
Anna Lentz during their parents absence. 

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DIES OF HEART ATTACK IN AUTO 

A heart attack was fatal to Richard F. Bellin of Hanklnson who was found slumped over 
in the front seat of his automobile by a passerby after the vehicle had riin into a ditch on 
the west edge of Hankinson. The mishap occurred at about 8 AM Saturday moriiing just across 
the road from Ebel's Service Station on Hy. 11. 

According to Patrolman Earl Dosch the car scraped the highway curve sign and rolled 
forward into the ditch. It did not tip over. The ignition on the car was shut off when 
Bellin was found, indicating he probably had sufficient warning of the attack and had att- 
empted to stop the car in that manner. County coroner, Dr. C. V. Bateman of Wahpeton also 
investigated and it was determined Bellin died of a heart attack. 

Richard Fred Bellin was bom in Hankinson, Nov. 20th, 1894, son of the late Mr. and 
Mrs. Reinhardt Bellin. He attended school here and at an early age began work for the 
Hankinson Nursery Co., with whom he was associated for about 45 years. On July 3rd, 1917, 
he was married to Violet V. Nelson at Moorhead, MN. To this union were born two sons: 
Richard Howard Bellin, Ardsley, NY.; and Ward Clayton Bellin, Seattle, WA. Besides his 
wife, Violet and two sons, he is also survived by two brothers and one sister: Robert C. 
Bellin, Hankinson; Reinhardt Bellin, Edmonds, WA.; Mrs. Milton (Minnie) Witt, Seattle, WA. ; 
four grandchildren: Barbara, Sandra, Dale and Richard; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Albert, who passed away in 1947. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational Church here with 
the pastor. Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. Soloist was Mrs. Erling Haukness and Mrs. 
Dan Jones, organist. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery and Hankinson Lodge No. 57, A. F. 
& A. M. had charge of the graveside service. 

The late Mr. Bellin was a member of the Congregational Church here, the Hankinson Mas- 
onic Lodge and the local post of the American Legion. 

Pallbearers were: M. S. Aker, L. 0. Kretchman, H. M. Jones, George Schuett, Harley 
Anderson and Chester VJ. Seivert. 

Among the out of town relatives and friends attending the services were: Richard Howard 
Bellin of Ardsley, NY.; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Witt, Seattle WA.: Milton R. Bellin, Minneapolis 
MN. ; Mrs. Aleda J. Peterson, Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bellin, Forman; Mr. and Mrs. Kenn- 
eth Bellin and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Henricks, both of Lidgerwood; Harold Bellin, LaMoure; 
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Womer, Great Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Johnstone, Mrs. Earl Jorgenson, 
Mrs. Douglas Lomsdahl, all of Moorhead, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Stutlien, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Biggs of Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kretchman, Wahpeton. 

********** August 21, 1958 

REV. WARKENTIN DIES AT BLUFFTON, OH. 

Rev. John Warkentin of Bluff ton, OH., died in a Lima, OH., hospital on Monday after 
submitting to surgery. Mr. Warkentin was formerly pastor of the Congregational Church here. 
He and his wife and son, John, went to Bluffton in 1954 after resigning his pastorate here 
because of ill health. ********** August 28, 1958 

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FORMER PASTOR'S WIFE DIES IN CHICAGO -:?.;.,-.;;, ... 

Mrs. John Rahn received a long distance call on Aug. 4th, relating the news that Mrs. -Vj-* 
Paulina Kunz of Chicago, IL., had passed away. She had resided at the home of a daughter. ."^ 

Rev. Kunz and his family were residents of Hankinson many years ago and was pastor of ,/. 
the E. & R. Church. He passed away in 1911. 

********** August 28, 1958 

LOCAL FOLKS ATTEND FUNERAL AT BLACKDUCK 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom and Mrs. E. A. Tannas of Crosby, 
ND., left this Thursday morning to attend the funeral of the ladies brother, Joe Karls, at 
Blackduck, MN. 

Mr. Karls passed away Monday evening at Blackduck. He was a former Hankinson resident. 

********** August 28, 1958 

LA QUA FUNERAL HELD MONDAY 

A former Hankinson resident and businessman, Edward J. LaOua, 62, passed away last 
Friday, Aug. 29th, at the Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN. He suffered from a 
heart condition for the past two years. Requiem high mass was held at 9:30 AM Monday from 
St. Philips Church in Hankinson with Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating. Burial was in Cal- 
vary Cemetery. 

The late Mr. LaQua operated the theatre here for many years disposing of his interests 
to S. J. Backer when he left here about 20 years ago. He lived in Iowa and Eden Valley, MN. , 
for several years, later moving to Clitherall, I-IN. , where he retired some years ago. 

Edward J. LaQua, was born in Hankinson, Oct. 10, 1895, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward P. LaQua. He was educated in the Hankinson Public School and grew to manhood here. 
On July 12th, 1921, he was united in marriage to Veronica O'Neill at Kensal, ND. 

Surviving are-his wife, Mrs. Edward J. (Veronica) LaQua, Clitherall; two sisters: 
Mrs. Fred A. (Elizabeth) Leavitt, St. Paul, and Mrs. Marion L. Studnicka, Hankinson; two 
brothers: Joseph A. LaQua, Jamestown and Frank J. LaQua, Hankinson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Out of town relatives in attendance were: Mrs. Fred A. Leavitt, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph A. LaQua, Jamestown, Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. LaQua, of Jamestown; Mr. and Mrs. John 
I. LaQua, Langden; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. LaQua, Fessenden; Mrs. C. P. Fleming, Kennewick, 
WA.; Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Tvidlin, Casselton; Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Tvidlin and family, Minnea- 
polis; L. A. Tvidten and Clair Schieb of Minneapolis; Mrs. Nan O'Neill, New York City; 
Mr. and Mrs. U. A. O'Neill, Bismarck; Mrs. Otis VJills, Fargo. 

Out of town friends in attendance; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marlowe, Fairfax and Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold Marlowe of Fairfax, m.; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Adkins, Richville, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Harden, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Spray, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Will- 
iam Zander and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Radloff, all of Clitherall, MN.; Mrs. Mildred Reilly, St. 
Paul; Mike DeFea and Peter DeFea, Milbank, SD. ; Rose DeFea, Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. 
William M. Dohn of Jamestown. 

Pallbearers were: Vincent LaQua, Fessenden, ND.; Kenneth Tridlin, Minneapolis; Frank 
Hardin, Wm. Zander, Fred Radloff and Richard Richardson of Clitherall, MN. 

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■ ^' ' - . IIRS. WILLIAMS RITES HELD HERE 

Funeral services for Mrs. Francis Williams of Hankinson were held Wednesday at 9 AM 
from St. Philips Church, Rev. Augustine Strub OSB, from Cold Spring, MN. , celebrating the 
funeral mass. Rev. Strub is a nephew of the late Mrs. Williams. 

Francis Biggs Williams was born at Moorhead, MN., Dec. 22nd, 1887. She grew to woman- 
hood there. For the past 35 years she has been a resident of Hankinson. She is survived 
by two daughters, Louise and Mrs. (Helen) Norman Pribbemow of Hankinson. Also surviving 
are two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, two sisters; Mrs. Al Elstad, Mendota, and 
Mrs. Clarence Elstad of Moorhead, MN. , two brothers, Wm. Strub of Stockton, CA. , and Joe 
Strub of Eugene, OR. 

Rosary was recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home on Tuesday evening. Burial was at 
Hillside Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Harold Kuehl, Edward Kuehl, Jerry Hipp, Everett Budge, Louis Gabb- 
ert and Alvin Pribbemow. Honorary pallbearers were: Harold Jones, Jack Robinson, John 
Bostrom, August Kuehl, Otto Kuehl and Gust Kuehl. 

********** September A, 1958 

NEPHEW KILLED IN CRASH 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spear received word Friday that Mr. Spear's nephew, Zane Zieman 
was killed in a single car accident near Aberdeen, SD. Friday morning, Aug. 29th. He 
is survived by his wife and one child who will be a year old in January. Mr. and Mrs. 
Zane Zieman resided at Aberdeen, SD., where he was employed. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 2nd, at St. John's Lutheran 

Church at , ND. Mr. and Mrs. Spear and Arlen attended the funeral. 

********** September A, 1958 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT, HANKINSON RESIDENT DIES 

Word has been received by Mrs. Herman Laske and Mrs. John Snyder of Fairmount that 
their uncle, Frank "Jack" Lobin of Belle Plaine, MN., died on Sunday, Aug. 31st, after 
being in ill health for the past three years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. 

Mr. Lobin was a former resident of Hankinson and Fairmount for many years. Mrs. Herman 
Laske and Mrs. John Snyder attended the funeral. 

********** September A, 1958 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 

Word has been received here that Clarence Kinnaw of Santa Anna, CA. , and former resi- 
dent of Fairmount, died Monday, Aug. 25th, 1958, after being ill since March. His sister, 
Minnie Mergens made her home with him. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 28th, at the San Gabriel Funeral Home 
with Masonic rites. ^^^^^^^^^^ September 11, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS (Last week's news) ... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clarey of Sisseton were 

weekend guests in the Rufus Lange home. On Monday morning they went to Wahpeton where 
the Clarey 's attended the funeral of Mrs. James Fogarty. 

********** September 11, 1958 

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ZIETLOW" funeral' iz' PM, , SATURDAY 

Benjamin B. Zietlow of Wahpeton, Route 1, passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, 
Breckenridge, Monday, Sept. 15th, after being hospitalized 13 days. 

Mr. Zietlow was born in Hankinson, March 27th, 1908. He attended school at Great 
Bend and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church there. He was united in marriage to 
Elva Krause, April 17th, 1938 at Great Bend. 

Mr. Zietlow farmed in Waldo Township for 6 years, Brandenburg Township for six years, 
and had farmed the past eight years in Dwight Township, up to the time of his death. 

Surviving are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Berthold Zietlow of Hankinson, 
his wife, Elva, two daughters, Harriet and Lucille, both at home, three brothers, Harold 
of Fargo, Irvin of Hankinson and Walter of Van Nuys, CA. , and one sister, Gertrude, Mrs. 
Chas. Loll. Another sister, Florence preceded him in death. 

Funeral services will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, on Saturday at 2 PM, 
Rev. Henry Fry officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at the Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home 
at Wahpeton. ********** September 18, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Ernest Polda of Denver, CO., came on Wednesday to attend the funeral 

services for Frank Polda. He returned to his home on Sunday. 

********** September 18, 1958 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. William Grager of Valley City came Wednesday to attend 
the funeral of their uncle, Mr. William Nietzel, which was held at Lidgerwood. 

In the evening they visited with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Malvin 
Bohn, near Great Bend. ********** September 18, 1958 

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. JAMES FOGARTY 

Funeral services for Mrs. James Fogarty, who died Friday morning, Sept. 5th, at the 
St. Francis Hospital, were held on Monday morning, Sept. 8th at 10 o'clock from St. John's 
Catholic Church with Rev. Geo. Mehok officiating at the mass. 

She was born Dec. 14th, 1882, at St. Thomas, MN., and loved with her parents on a farm 
there. Her parents died when she was eight years old and she then lived with her grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Sullivan. 

Hannah Hanlon became the wife of James Fogarty June 10th, 1902, at a ceremoney in 
Belle Plain, KN. They moved to Fairmount, in LaMars Township in 1903 and continued to 
reside there until 1944 when they moved to Wahpeton where they have since lived. 

She is survived by her husband, two sons, Raymond of Fairmount and Michael of Brecken- 
ridge; daughters, Sister James Aggies, St. Catherines College, St. Paul; Mrs. Walter (Marian) 
Clary, Fairmount and Miss Margaret Fogarty of St. Paul; Mrs. M. J. (Agnes) Slattery of Beard- 
sly, MN. There is a brother, Jeremiah Hanlon of Belle Plain and a sister, Mrs. Mary Menke 
of San Diego as well as a half brother, F. W. Kelley of San Diego. 

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home was in charge of 
arrangements. ********** September IB, 1958 

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EDWIN BUCKHOUSE DIES SATURDAY % 

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical and 'f' 

Reformed Church at Hankinson for Edwin Buckhouse, who passed away at St. Gerard's Hospital •>; 

here on Saturday. Rev. Paul officiated. i' 

Mr. Buckhouse was in failing health for sometime. Prior to this time he was employed X 

by the N. Dak. State Highway Dept. On July 3rd he entered St. Gerard's Hospital. Two weeks !' 

later he was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo where he was hospitalized. On Aug. 25th 

he re-entered St. Gerard's Hospital and was called by the Angel of Death on Sept. 20th at 

the age of 54 years and 1 months. 

Edwin Buckhouse was bom on Aug. 21st, 1904, at Hankinson. On Oct. 23rd, 1935 he was 

united in marriage to Ada Muehler of Hankinson. Four children were born to bless this union- 
Surviving to mourn their loss are his sorrowing wife and four children. Three daughters 

Mrs. Warren Schmitz (Donna) and Lois of Wadena, Joyce and one son, Ronald, at home. Also 

his father, Chas. F. Buckhouse and six brothers. Otto, Howard, Albert, Gilbert of Hankinson - 

Clarence of New Rockford and Allen of Hankinson; four sisters, Mrs. Arnold Milbrandt (Louise) 

Mrs. Roy Baier (Lila) of Wahpeton, Mrs. Harold Parks (Frances) of Carrington and Viola, at 

home. His mother and one sister preceded him in death. 

Pallbearers were Alvin Buckhaus, Elmer Buckhaus, Walter Knaack, Hugo Knaack, William 

Schroeder and Fritz Schroeder. 

Interment was in the Evangelical Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge 

of the funeral arrangements. *********jt September 25, 1958 

CHAS. KATH DIED AT LIDGERWOOD 
Chas. Kath passed away at his home at Lidgerwood on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 24th. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the Walby Funeral Home and 

at 2 PM from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lidgerwood. 

********** September 25, 1958 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hauskens of Veblen, SD., were brief callers in the home of her mother 
Mrs. Annette Bisek, on Sunday evening. The Hauskens had been to Paynesville, MNi, to attend 
the funeral for Mrs. Art Petterson. Mr. Hausken worked for the Petersons when they had a 
store in Mantador. ********** September 25, 1958 

ATTENDED FUNERAL 

J. M. Sletting and Julie, and Mrs. Vida Larson attended the funeral Friday, Sept. 19th 
of Ted Boe at Christine, ND. , who died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday, Sept. 16th. 
Ted is a brother-in-law of the late Mrs. J. M. Sletting. Julie Sletting, who is in nurses 
training at Fargo returned to Fairmount for the weekend. 

********** September 25, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS John Bostrom received word that Sam Bloomdale died Thursday, Sept. 

18th, at Minneapolis and his funeral was held Saturday. He is a brother of the late Jolin 
Bloomdale who formerly resided at Fairmount. 

********** September 25, 1958 

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PAUL KINN PASSES AWAY HERE SUNDAY 

The unexpected death of Mr. Paul Kinn on Sunday, Oct. 5th, came as a shock to this 
community where he has lived most of his life. 

Paul Henry Kinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baptist Kinn, was born near Glencoe, MN., on 
March 26th, 1880. He attained the age of 78 years. When he was six months old, his fam- 
ily moved to a homestead near the old St. Joseph's Church in the Great Bend vicinity. In 
the early 1900 's he and his brother, Mike, purchased a livery barn in Hankinson, which they 
operated in partnership as Kinn's Livery Stable. In 1914, after selling the livery bam, 
they purchased the Hankinson Automobile Company, which is still in operation at its orig- 
inal site. Besides his interest in the automobile and implement business, Mr. Kinn was 
extensively engaged in farming operations. In earlier years, he also operated several 
threshing rigs, as many old timers will recall. 

On Oct. lAth, 1907, he was united in marriage to Louisa Hein, who preceded him in 
death on Dec. 13th, 1954. To this union were bom three children: Louise, who teaches at 
Brainerd, MN. , Elroy, of this city, and Helen (Mrs. Kenneth Norman) of P^cine, WI. 

He was looked upon as a leader in civic affairs and worked for the good of the comm- 
unity, serving on the City Council for 20 years and more recently was very active as a 
member of the fund-raising committee for St. Gerard's Hospital. His unselfish services 
to his church and community, his devotion to his family and his ready willingness to aid 
others in time of need, made him a most respected citizen and revered friend. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 8th, at St. Philip's Church, with a 
large attendance coming to show their final respects. The Right Reverend Monsignor G. C. 
Bierens officiated. 

Mr. Kinn leaves to mourn his passing his three children, ten grandchildren, nieces 
and nephews, and three sisters: Mrs. Frank Brackin of Corvallis, OR., and Mrs. Frank La- 
Qua and Mrs. Herman Bagus of this community. Besides his wife and his parents, he was 
preceded in death by one sister (Mrs. John Leinen) and four brothers. Matt, Mike, William 
and Lawrence . 

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge. Pallbearers were Jack LaQua, George Brackin, John A. Roth, Sylvester Krump, Mel 
Polda and Joseph Krump. 

Honorary pallbearers were: L. K. Vick, Rudolph Hoefs, Raymond Green, Fred Healy, 
Frank LaQua, Herman Bagus, John A. Hentz and Harold Jones. 

Out of town relatives and friends attending the Paul Kinn funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. 

Henry Wiebke, Mrs. Alvina Lindemein of Hamburg, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Goerge Hosey, T\<?in Brook, 

MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Mosey, Milb'ank, SD. ; Mrs. Tom Kolowski, Watertown, SD. ; Mrs. Mary 

Parrow, Mrs. Art Parrow, Frank Parrow and Mrs. Emma Pankner of Havana, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 

VJiensemann of Glencoe, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Vierling, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Vierling, 

of Shakopee, MN.; Fred Radloff of Clitherall, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Math Schmit of Fargo, Mr. 

and Mrs. Lawrence Brunkhorst, Mrs. Mary Lenzen, Mrs. Wm. Kinn, Mrs. Mary Mohs, Mr. and Mrs. 

Lawrence Kinn, all of Wahpeton; Mr. and Mrs. George Brackin and Dan Masch, Lidgerwood. 

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REV. MC KEITH RITES FRIDAY 

Rev. George Mc Keith, 88, passed away Tuesday noon at' his home in Hankinson from a 
lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Congregational 
Church at 2 PM, Rev. Frank Hirons officiating. 

Rev. Mc Keith was born in Southshields, England. He was pastor at the Congregational 
Church in Hankinson from 1927 to 1931, then moving to Medford, WI., where he was pastor of 
a church there for thirteen years. He was married to Catherine Jones on July 23, 1936. 

He retired from the Ministry and moved to Hankinson, where he and his wife have since 
made their home. Surviving are his wife and four children: Rev. Alfred of Earlville, lA.; 
Mrs. Emma Cleveland, Washington, DC; Miss Bertha Mc Keith, Detroit, MI.; Mrs. Lydia Nor- 
thrup, Dayton, WY., and Arthur of Ripon, WI. Burial will be at Medford, WI. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home after 3 PM Thursday. 

********** October 9, 1958 

DEMOCRATIC LEADER DIES AT MANTADOR 

The funeral of A. P. Primising, 63, Richland Coxmty Democratic Chairman for 32 years, 
will be at 10 o'clock Friday in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lidgerwood. The Rev. Pat- 
rick O'Connell officiating. 

Mr. Primising died Monday evening just after opening the County Democratic Campaign 
in Richland County. A resident of Lidgerwood, Mr. Primising had made the introductory 
remarks at the kick-off meeting at Mantador and had just sat down, when he collapsed and 
died about 8:30 PM. 

He has been G. N. Depot Agent at Lidgerwood since 1919. 

********** October 9, 1958 

MRS. MEDENWALDT LAID TO REST 

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert (Anna) Medenwaldt, 83, was held from the Immanuel 
Lutheran Church in Hankinson on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. R. Tuescher and Rev. W. H. 
Cordts officiated. A prayer services was held at the Wipperman Funeral Home prior to the 
service at the church. Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

Anna Pankow was bom at Kilkhayn, WI., June 25, 1875. At the age of 12 she moved, 
with her parents to a farm in Belford Township. She was educated in the rural schools. 

On June 30th, 1898, she was married to Albert Medenwaldt.' They resided on their farm 
in LaMars Township for many years. In 1938 they moved to the present farm in Brightwood 
Township. Mr. Medenwaldt passed away on June 6th, 1958. 

Surviving are two daughters, Ida (Mrs. Herman Weber) and Selma (Mrs. Henry Bunde) both 
of Good Thunder, MN., four sons, Henry, Edwin, Martin and Gerhard, all of Hankinson; three 
brothers, August and Fred Pankow of Hankinson; Henry Pankow of Anamoose; two sisters, Mrs. 
Gust Medenwaldt and Mrs. Frank Medenwaldt of Hankinson, 5 children preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers were: Clemens Buck, Alfred Medenwaldt, Eldon Medenwaldt, John Pankow, Del- 
mar Rossow and Woodrow Medenwaldt. 

********** October 16, 1958 



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Carroll Quam and son Carroll Ed, motored to Brookings, SD.V on Sunday to visit ' 
with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and M£s. Harold Tofte. The Toftie's two sons 
had been in an automobile accident Saturday evening. Ronald, 16, was killed and Harris 
is in serious condition in a hospital. The Quams and relatives from Lidgerwood attended 
the funeral for Ronald on Wednesday at Brookings. 

********** October 16, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Kenneth West and Mi?s. Emil Rossow of Tenney attended the fun- 
eral of Mrs. Albert Duenow of Friburg Township, north of Fergus Falls, on Wednesday, Oct. 
8th. Mrs. Duenow is an aunt of Mrs. West. 

********** October 16, 1958 

Oscar Oliver attended the funeral for his brother-in-law, Arthur Pierson at Anery, 
WI., on Saturday. Mr. Oliver returned to his home on Monday. 

********** October 23, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kronebusch of St. Cloud, MN. , Mrs. Hubert Lambertz 

of Wahpeton and Mr. and Mrs. K. Tivescar of Plainview, were visitors on Friday in the C. 
M. Puetz home. They had come to attend the funeral of Mrs. Matt Puetz on Thursday at 
Wahpeton. ********** October 23, 1958 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mrs. Rita Dyke and son, C. B. Dyke, left Sunday morning for Sheldon, lA. , for the 
funeral of Mrs. Dyke's mother, Mrs. J. Priesema, 89, of Chicago, IL. The funeral was held 
Monday, Oct. 20th, 1958 at Sheldon. 

********** October 23, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Poppe attended the funeral of her uncle, Ervin 

Pasch at Morris, MN., on Monday. 

********** October 23, 1958 

STRUBEL VICTIM of HEART ATTACK 

Robert H. Strubel, 55, lifetime resident of Great Bend and vicinity, died Tuesday near 
Wahpeton, following a heart attack. 

The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Friday in the Evangelical United Brethern Church, 
Rev. R. Bechtel officiating. 

Born May 8th, 1903, near here, he attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton. He 
married Luella Mitzell on Jan. 7th, 1936, at Great Bend. They farmed near here until 1948, 
when Mr. Strubel purchased a meat locker business in Great Bend. He served for several 
years as Great Bend village treasurer. 

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Johnson, rural Wahpeton; two sisters, 
Mrs. Simon Dosch, Hankinson and Mrs. Lillian Mitzell, Wahpeton, and a grandchild. 

The body is at Walby Funeral Home, Lidgerwood. 

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MRS. SCHMITZ RITES FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. John (Margeurite) Schmitz of Mantador, who passed away, 
Wednesday morning, Oct. 29th, at St.. Gerard's Hospital, will be held Friday at 9 AM from 
the St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador. Rev. Miller will celebrate the mass. Burial 
will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Margeurite Nels was born in Duetch, St. Peter, Hungary, on March 2nd, 1887. At the 
age of 17 she came to Chicago, IL. On Sept. 8th, 1908, she was united in marriage to John 
Schmitz. In the fall of 1916, she with her husband and family moved to Mantador, where she 
has since resided. 

Surviving are her husband and the following children: Barbara (Mrs. Arthur Moen) of 
Stillwater, MN. ; Steven, Ann, John J., Jr., and Louis of Mantador; Helen, (Mrs. J. P. Roth) 
of Rapid City, SD. ; Philip, Eden, SD. ; Marion, (Mrs. August Roth) Hankinson; Frank of 
Rochester, MN. One daughter, Margeurite (Mrs. Flock) preceded her in death. 

Rosary will be at 8 PM on Thursday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Pallbearers 
are: John Poster, John Pellman, Donald Lugert, Frank Kanera, Frank Fettes and Bernard Mauch. 

********** October 30, 1958 

YOUTH SHOT IN GUN ACCIDENT 

A 17 year old Fargo youth died Saturday afternoon as the result of a hunting accident 
near here. He was David Kristofitz, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Kristofitz, Fargo, 
who was accidentally shot in the back by a hunting companion, according to Richland County 
Deptuy Sheriff, Harold Bolstad, who investigated. 

The accident occurred about 2:30 PM as Kristofitz, his father, and two teen-age com- 
pairions were hunting pheasants about h mile southwest of Lake Elsie. The two companions 
were Melvin Davidson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davidson, Fargo and Roger Hanson, 16, 
son of Mrs. Ruby Hanson, also of Fargo. 

Davidson was walking behind and a little to the right of Kristofitz when his 20 guage 
shotgun accidentally discharged hitting Kristofitz in the back. The boy's father took him 
to a Hankinson hospital, where he was dead on arrival, Bolstad said. 

David, well known in Fargo golfing circles, was a qualifer this year for the National 
Junior Tournament, and was caddy master at the Fargo Country Club. 

Two older brothers, Curtis and Donald, are also prominent amateur golfers in the area. 

Both have been members of the NDAC golf team. 

********** October 30, 1958 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kjelstrup of Parshall were Saturday dinner guests in the home of 
their sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Kjelstrup. They were enroute home after attending the fun- 
eral of their sister-in-law, Mrs.' Nora Kjelstrup at Bismarck. 

*********** October 30, 1958 

Marian L. Studnicka and Frank J. LaQua received the message from their aunt, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Halpaus of Douglas, that her brother and their uncle, Frank Woiwode, passed 
away, Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital at Minot. He had been ill for two weeks 

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and passed away of complications of old age. The Frank Woiwode family were residents of 
Mantador before moving to Douglas. The funeral was held at Douglas. 

********** October 30, 1958 

IIAl^TADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Aloys Ecker of ...dison, MN. visited Wednesday in the 
Peter Mersch home and also attended the funeral service for Clarence Cox. 

********** November 6, IQ^S 



Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willert attended the funeral of the former's aunt, Mrs. Paul Willert 

November 6, 1958 



at Grand Forks on Monday. ****^^^^** 



ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zatechka attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, VJilliam Summ- 
erville of Doran, MN., on Friday morning, Oct. 31st, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Breck- 
enridge, IW. Mr. Summerville died Monday morning, Oct. 27th. 

********** November 6, 1958 

DIES SUDDENLY AT SAN DIEGO 

Word was received in Hankinson, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12th, of the sudden death 
of Arthur Brown, 83, at San Diego, CA. Mr. Brown, who was residing at the Golden West Hotel 
apparently passed away in his sleep during the previous evening. 

As was his custom for the past several years, Mr. Brown spent the winters in Califor- 
nia, having left here just a couple of weeks ago. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18th, at 2 PM from the Congregational 
Church in Hankinson, Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. Interment will be in Hillside 
Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home after 3 PM Monday. The late Mr. Brown 
is Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Peter Kentz of Denver, CO. A more complete obituary will 
be published next week. 



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November 13, 1958 



Mrs. Mary Weinkauf received word on Friday morning that her sister- in-law, Mrs. Mar- 
tha Janke of Detroit Lakes had passed away. She was the former Martha VJeinkauf. Attend- 
ing the funeral on Wednesday afternoon were: Mrs. Mary Weinkauf, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Kutter, 

and Mrs. Clarence Kutter. j.^j^u.^^^^a. .-, •>_ i-imm 

********** November 13, 1958 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 
M. J. Klund, 54, of North Branch, MN. , died Sunday, Nov. 2nd, at the hospital at Rush 
City, MN. , where he was a patient for the past ten days. 

Funeral services were held on V/ednesday, Nov. 5th. Those from here (Fairmount) attend- 
ing the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert l^rtiltehead and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Swansea and Ed 
Halberg. 

A more complete obituary will be published later. 

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MUEHLER FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Gustave Muehler, prominent fanner of the Hankinson vicinity, who 
died Saturday, were held Wednesday at the Wipperman Funeral Home and at Immanuel Lutheran 
Church in Hankinson. He had been cared for at St. Gerard's Hospital. 

Gustave Muehler was born at ...na, MN., May 5th, 1869. His parents moved to West 
Point, ND., and later to Great Bend vicinity. On Nov. 15th, 1894, he was married to Emma 
Hoefs, at Hankinson. In the spring of ...5, they moved on a farm near Fairmount, where 
they lived for two years. He retired from active farming in 1929. The Muehlers celebrated 
their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 15th, 1944. 

Mrs. Muehler died in 1947 and he has since made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilprecht 
on the home place, west of Hankinson. He was in good health until two years ago when he 
suffered a broken leg. He has since been in failing health and hospitalized at various 
times. He was in St. Gerard ^s Hospital from Aug. 14th to Oct. 28th, when he went home, but 
after a few days became ill and returned to the hospital where he passed away Saturday. 

He leaves to mourn, five children: August, Robert, Bertha, who is Mrs. Robert Berg; 
Ther.., Mrs. Ed. Wilprecht, of Hankinson and Lena, Mrs. Orie Baker of Wahpeton and Mrs. 
Amanda ...., Great Bend. Two daughters died in infancy and two sons. Otto and Albert, 
died within the past year. He leaves 19 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. 

********** November 20, 1958 

A. H. BRO\ra 

Funeral services for Arthur Henry Brown, who passed away suddenly at San Diego, CA. , 
Nov. 12th, were held from the Congregational Church here on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F. W. 
Paul officiated at the service. Masonic rites were conducted at Hillside Cemetery by the 
Hankinson Lodge. 

Mr. Brown was born in Susex, Waukesha County, WI., Dec. 19th, 1876. He came to Rich- 
land County with his parents in 1880 where they settled on a farm near Fairmount, ND. Six 
years later, the family homesteaded a farm tract in Elma Township, six and one half miles 
southwest of Hankinson. (It is the present residence of the Ben F. Schwebach family.) 

He was married to Mary nee Coppin, on Oct. 24th, 1900. She preceded him in death on 
June 4th, 1924. The couple moved to Hankinson in the fall of 1918, where he established 
the Hankinson Motor Service Company, which he operated until retirement. 

Mr. Brown has been an active member of Hankinson Lodge No. 57 A. F. & A. M. for the 
past forty nine years. 

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Alice H. Hentz of Denver, CO.; two grandchildren, 
Mrs. Ben F. Shewebach of Hankinson and Robert D. Hentz of Denver, CO., and five great- 
grandchildren, Larry, Jeffrey, Lynn, David and Paul Schwebach of Hankinson. 

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SCHOUWEILER RITES SATURDAY 9:30 

Funeral services for Earl W. Schouweller, 53, president of the Peoples State Bank at 
Fairmount, and a long time resident of that village, will be held at 9:30 AM. Saturday morn- 
ing, Nov. 22nd, from the Fairmount Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Bryan, pastor, will off- 
iciate. The Fairmount Masonic Lodge will also have a part in the service at the church. 

Schouweiler suffered a heart attack Tuesday evening and passed away suddenly at the 
St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 

An honor guard from the Fairmount American Legion Post will accompany the body to St. 
Paul immediately after the service for interment beside his parents in a cemetery there. 

In respect to the memory of the late Mr. Schouweiler, Fairmount business places will 
be closed during the church services. 

Born Aug. 8th, 1895, at Fairmount, Mr. Schouweiler attended schools there and attended 
St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN. , and the Univ. of North Dakota. He enlisted in the Army 
in 1917 and served 18 months overseas. After his discharge he worked at stores and banks 
in various communities before returning to Fairmount in 1925. He married Jane Brown on 
Nov. 19th, 19A2, at Fargo. He was a member of the Masons and of the American Legion and 
had held many village offices in Fairmount. 

Surviving besides his wife are a son. Earl Wayne and four daughters, Karen Kay, Eliz- 
abeth, Roberta and Joan, all of home and two brothers, Lloyd of Boise, ID., and Everett of 
Minneapolis. 

The body is at Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home in Wahpeton. 

********** November 20, 1958 

MRS. CLARA GREEN LAID TO REST 

Hankinson was saddened Saturday by the death of a pioneer woman, Mrs. Charles Green. 

Clara Jane Green, was the daughter of James Shea and Mary Payne, born at Pembrook, On- 
tario, Canada, May 30th, 1877, and at the age of three came to Dakota Territory with her 
parents and settled in present Elma Township, Richland County, where she resided with her 
parents until her marriage to Charles L. Green in 1901. They resided on a farm in Elma 
Township a number of years before moving to Hankinson where she lived until her death in 
St. Gerard's Hospital Saturday morning after a month's illness. 

By her side at her passing, at the home, were her three grandchildren, Patrick, James 
and Mary Falk, her niece, Viola De Forest and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Madge Brown of Bis- 
marck and some other close friends. 

Mrs. Green was a faithful member of the St. Francis Academy Mothers Club, the Taber- 
nacle Guild and the Lady Foresters. For the past six years after her daughter's death, she 
very loveingly cared for and raised her three grandchildren, even though she spent most of 
her time in a wheel chair the past three years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Shea, Jr., her husband 
and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Charles (Margie) Falk, who passed away six years ago. She 
leaves to mourn her passing her brother. Con Shea, three grandchildren, Patrick, James and 
Mary Falk, who resided with her, a niece, Mrs. Viola De Forest of Bismarck, two nephews, 

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James Shea of Red Wood. City, CA. , Jerry Shea of Phoenix, AZ., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. 
Madge Brown of Bismarck, ND. 

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock, from St. Philip's Church 
with Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating. Pallbearers were: James Fallon, Norman Pribbemow, 
Adolph Bernard, Mike Scheller, John B. Scheller and Joseph Reinke. Interment was made in 
Calvary Cemetery beside her late husband. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** November 20, 1958 

JAlffiS TULLOCH BURIED MONDAY 

James Tulloch died at the Warren Hospital Thursday morning, after a long illness. 
Funeral services were held from the Congregational Church at Hankinson at 2 o'clock Monday 
afternoon. Clergyman officiating at the last rites was the Rev. Hirons, pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church. Masonic honors were given Mr. Tulloch at the church service and in the 
burial. Active pallbearers were all Masonic brothers. The bearers were: Frank Hay (a nep- 
hew) of Winnipeg, Man., Canada; Maurice Aker, Oscar Oliver, Otto Bladow, Donald Brandt and 
Harley Anderson. Arrangements were in charge of Quanrud Funeral Home at Warren, MN., and 
the Wipperman Funeral Home of Hankinson. 

Musical numbers were "Oh Master Let Me Walk With Thee" and "There's A Green Hill Far 
Away." The soloist was Mrs. Erling Haukness. Organist for the program of requiem music 
was Mrs. R. H. Hoefs. 

James P. P. Tulloch was bom May 26th, 1886, at Guallane, Scotland, the son of John 
Tulloch and Elizabeth Paterson Tulloch. James attended the public schools at Edinburgh 
and-also. Heriot Watt College and Provincial Training College, both of that city. He immi- 
grated to the United States in April of 1914, and lived for one year at Fargo, ND. 

He then located at Hankinson. With only his second naturalization papers completed at 
the outbreak of World War I, he found himself unable to qualify for U. S. enlistment and 
so volunteered for service with a unit of the Canadian Engineers. His period of military 
duty was from 1916, until his honorable discharge in 1919, with overseas service in Belg- 
ium for a portion of that interval. Mr. Tulloch then returned to Hankinson and taught 
there in the public schools for a period of six years. 

Helen Watson Patterson of Edinburgh, Scotland, came to Winnipeg in 1922, where James 
Tulloch met her for their marriage on Aug. 2nd. The Tullochs established their home at 
Hankinson and to their union two daughters were born, one of whom died in infancy, Feb. 
3rd, 1927. 

In 1925 Mr. Tulloch entered the postal service at Hankinson and continued in that work 
until his retirement Oct. 1st, 1954. Mrs. Tulloch passed away June 5th, 1951, at Rochester 
MN., after malign surgery. She was interred in Hillside Cemetery at Hankinson. 

After Mr. Tulloch' s retirement he moved to Stephen, MN., to make his home with his son- 
in-law and daughter, the William F. Averys. 

With the death of his beloved wife, who had been his sweetheart since his early manhood 
in Scotland, went much of Jim's joy of living. Shortly after her unexpected passing, his 

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own health began to fail. He suffered a coronary attack In June of 1955. In February 
of this year he underwent cancer surgery at a Grand Forks hospital. Thereafter the ill- 
ness was arrested for a few weeks but was followed by a gradual loss of strength and occ- 
assional periods of hospitalization. On Sept. 30th, he entered the hospital at Warren, 
where he slept quietly away at 9:40 AM., Thursday, Nov. 20th, at the age of 72 years and 
six months. 

Survivors include: one daughter, Helen (Mrs. Wm. F. Avery) of Stephen; three grand- 
children (Joan, James and Karen Avery) of Stephen; one sister, Margaret (Mrs. G. T. Ritchie) 
of Winipeg, Man., Canada; many nieces and nephews. 

James Tulloch was for many years a member of the Congregational Church and served 
as tenor soloist in its choir. He was also a member of the American Legion and of the 
Masonic Lodge, holding the office of secretary of the Hankinson Lodge for 23 years. 
After moving to Stephen, he transferred his church membership to the First Presbyterian 
Church. 

In his earlier years, Mr. Tulloch's life was filled with activity .. .civic and school 
and church work: lodge and club interests: sports, with emphasis on hunting and other 
outdoor life. His music added to the richness of both his home and community living. In 
his 29 years of postal service he came to know his home community, and it came to know him 
to a degree made possible only in such capacity. Jim was a gentleman of the old school, 
kindly, tolerant, loving, giving. 

James Tulloch was buried in the family lot, at the side of his wife and little daughter 
in Hillside Cemetery. ********** November 27, 1958 

RURAL MAN KILLED AS CAR OVERTURNS 

One of the worst auto fatalities in many years involving a single car took the life 
of Leander Birchem, 26, of rural Hankinson, last Thursday night. Birchem's car, a 1956 
Chevrolet, which he had recently acquired, went out of control after hitting an icy spot 
on Highway 11 about three miles east of Hankinson, and came to a stop about 325 feet from 
the point where it left the road. The car rolled over several times in the right hand 
ditch. Birchen was thrown from the car. It rolled about 40 feet from where the body was 
found. 

The victim lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Birchem on their farm 10 miles 
southeast of Hankinson. Birchem had spent the evening in Hankinson and was enroute home 
when the accident occurred, according to State Patrolman Earl Dosch. Dosch, together 
with Sheriff Lambert Johnson and Dr. C. V. Bateman, Richland Coroner, made the investigat- 
ion. According to the coroner's report, Birchem died of a broken neck. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** November 27, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR EARL SCHOUWEILER 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 1958, for Earl Schouweiler, who 
died on Tuesday evening, Nov. 18th, at the St. Francis Hospital following a heart attack. 
Rev. Chas. Bryan officiated at the service. A double mixed quartet of the Methodist Church 

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sang two selections, "King of Love, My Shepherd Is" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied by the - 
organist, Mrs. Charles Bryan. Active pallbearers were R. C. Anderson, Rollie Allen, Orren 
Budke, C. R. Swanson, J. D. Swanson of Fairmount and Emil Lien of Veblen, SD. Honorary 
pallbearers were: Art Luick, Sr., Clarence Kutzer, William Campbell, Sr., Adolph Zentgraf, 
Al G. Olson, H. R. Swanson, John Bostrom and Ed Kurfirst. 

After the services the members of the immediate family, relatives and friends. Rev. 
Chas. Bryan, Harry Waite as Commander of the Legion Escort; Color bearers Dale Luick and 
Howard Well; Color Guards Denzil Kutzer and Fred Buck, Jr.; Buglers Arthur Lindahl and 
Eileen Laske; Firing Squad: Delano Wawers, Donald Swanson, Arlen Spear, Robert VIetherbee, 
William Beeghley and Clifford Birkholz and the pallbearers left for Minneapolis for the 
burial rites of Earl W. Schouweiler. The American Legion of Fairmount were in charge of 
the Military Service at the grave. Interment was in Acasia Cemetery at Minneapolis beside 
the bodies of his parents. Drivers of the cars were Adolph Zentgraf, Keith Moon, Dale Luick 
Donald Swanson, Herman Laske, Oren Budke, Lloyd Schouweiler and Mrs. Arnen Eide. 

Many attended the final tribute for Mr. Schouweiler at the Fairmount services. Those 
who mourn his loss are his wife, Jane; five children; a son. Earl Wayne, four daughters, 
Karen, Kay, Beth and Roberta; and two brothers, Lloyd of Boise, ID., and Everett Schou- 
weiler of Minneapolis. ********** November 27, 1958 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR M. J. KLUND 

Funeral services were held on Wed. Nov. 5th, 1958, at the Methodist Church in North 
Branch, M. , for Malcolm Klund, who passed away Nov. 2nd, 1958, at the Rush City Hospital. 
Mr. Klund suffered a heart attack and was in the hospital for nearly two weeks. He was 
54'ye3rs, 6 months and 12 days old at the time of his death. The M. J. Klund family were 
former residents of Fairmount. 

Business places in North Branch were closed during the funeral hour in respect to Mr. 
Klund. The Rev. Donald Germain officiated at the funeral services. Burial was at the Oak 
Hill Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Roy Nelson, Clarence Humble, Albert Nelson, Donald Davis, Elmer 
Schmit and Harvey Schmidt, Organist was Mrs. Donald Holden and Mrs. Elmer Olson was 
soloist. 

Malcolm John Klund was born on April 21, 190A to Andrew and Elizabeth Klund at New 
Auburn, WI., and here he grew to manhood. On August 18th, 1928, he married Jerda Halberg 
in Bemidji and during their early married life they lived in Fairmount, where Mr. Klund 
was employed as truck driver at the former Cudahy Packing Plant at Fairmount. In 1943 
they moved to North Branch, MN., where Mr. Klund was manager of the Maple Island Creamery 
for two years. In 1949 he purchased the milk route in North Branch. About 8 years ago he 
became owner of the North Branch Dairy and Produce. 

Mr. Klund was an active member of the Methodist Church at North Branch. The couple 
observed their 30th Wedding Anniversary in August of 1958. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. M. J. Klund; two sons, Curtis James and John Neil 
Klund; four daughters. Myrtle Lee (Mrs. Elof Larson), Arita Faye (Mrs. Weldon Humble), 

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Patricia Jean (Mrs. Roger Nelson), and Nancy Carol Klund; two brothers, Ralph of New 
Richmond, WI., and Ira of Duluth, MN. ; five sisters; Mrs. George Clark in California; Mrs. 
William Steigerwald of Ohio; Mrs. Howard Miller and Mrs. Norman Tallman, who reside in New 
Auburn, WI., Mrs. Clarence Kahl of New Richmond, WI., and seven grandchildren 

Those from Fairmount attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitehead and 
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Swanson of Fairmount and Edward Halberg of Wheaton, MN. , formerly of 
Fairmount. ********** November 27, 1958 

MRS. JARSKE RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral service for Mrs. Anna Jaeger Jarske, who died Sunday at Valley City, at the 
age of 86, was held from St. Philip's Church in Hankinson Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. 
Msgr. Bierens was the celebrant for the requiem Mass. Rosary was recited Tuesday evening 
at 7:30 PM at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Mrs. Jarske had been a patient at Mercy Hospital at Valley City for two years. She 
passed away early Sunday morning. 

Anna Jaeger Jarske was bom in Grahemtol, Austria, Sept. 3rd, 1873. She emigrated to 
the United States, coming direct to Hankinson and residing there until three years ago when 
she entered Mercy Hospital for care. She was a member of St. Philip's Church and Lady 
Foresters. 

She is survived by two daughters, Anna, who is Mrs. Grede, of Milwaukee and Katherine 
Mrs. Kakaska, of So. Milwaukee and two sons, Emil and John, of Hankinson. Ten grandchild- 
ren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother, Andrew Mann, Cleveland. 

The Wipperman Funeral service went to Valley City Sunday and brought the body back 
to Hankinson where services were held. 

********** December 4, 1958 

Mrs. Alice Krause and daughter, Jane, attended the funeral of their uncle. Math Simon, 
at Lidgerwood, Monday afternoon. 

*********** December A, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tracy received word last week that their daugh- 
ter-in-law, Mrs. Clavin Tracy of Minneapolis had received word that her brother. Rev. Ray- 
mond Halvorson of Tacoma, WA. , died unexpectedly Sunday from a heart attack, after just 
completing his sermon at the Lutheran Church in Tacoma. 

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 11 and 5. Funeral services were 
held at Tacoma and the body was returned for funeral services and burial rites at Fairfax, 
MN. Gerald Tracy left Monday for Minneapolis where he is staying with his nieces while 
their parents attended the funeral. 

********** December 4, 1958 

HENDRICKS INFANT BURIED HERE 
Funeral services for Ronald, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Hendricks of Fergus 
Falls, Ml^., who died suddenly on Tuesday morning, were held Thursday morning, at Fergus 
Falls. Death of the 2h month old boy was attributed to two hour pneumonia. 

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He is survived by his parents', sister and brother. Mrs. Hendricks is the former 
Margaret Motis of Hankinson. 

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery here. 

*^*i**.- *'*..*.* * * * December 11, 1958 

PHILIP COPPIN RITES FRIDAY 
Phillip Coppin, 83, a long time resident of Brightwood Township, passed away Wednesday 
morning at St. Gerard's Hospital. Mr. Coppin had been in failing health for the past few 
years and had been in the hospital earlier this fall. He became ill Wednesday afternoon 
and was admitted to the hospital for care. 

Philip Coppin was born at Perth County, Canada, Feb. 22nd, 1875. He came to the United 
States with his parents at an early age, coming direct to Richland County. He is survived 
by nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 PM from the Wipperman Funeral Home. 
Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Hankinson. 

********** December 11, 1958 

Mrs. Mary Lewis received word Tuesday morning that her father-in-law, Arthur Lewis, Sr. 
of St. Paul had passed away suddenly at his home, Monday evening. Mrs. Lewis left Wednes- 
day morning to attend the funeral in St. Paul. 

********** December 11, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS FORMER RESIDENT DIES Mrs. Ellen McConn died on Thursday morning, 

Dec. 4th, and funeral services for her were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6th, 1958, at 
Miivneapplis. ********** December 11, 1958 

ANNA RADKE 

Anna Radke, 69, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Radke of Hankinson, died Tues- 
day evening, Dec. 16th, from a lingering illness in the St. Francis Hospital at Brecken- 
ridge, MN. 

She was bom May 6th, 1889, near Great Bend in Richland County. Anna was baptized and 
confirmed by the late Rev. T. Hinck. In 1909 she, with her parents, moved to Hankinson, 
where she has made her home with her brother. Otto Radke. 

She had been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. The funeral services will be at 
2 o'clock, Friday, Dec. 19th, the Rev. R. Teuscher officiating. 

Surviving besides her brother. Otto at home, are brother, William of Lidgerwood, sis- 
ters, Mrs. Robert (Lizzie) Bohn, Great Bend, Mrs. Philip (Rose) Worner, Wahpeton. Mrs. 
Emil (Minnie) Bohn, preceded her in death. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** December 18, 1958 

SERVICES HELD FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM 

Leander Lawrence Birchem, better known as "Pike," oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Birchem of rural Hankinson, was born Aug. 3, 1932, and was baptized and confirmed in St.. 
John's Catholic Church at Rosholt. 

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He lived with his parents, brothers and sisters on a farm in Greendale Township up 
to the time of his death, Nov. 20th, 1958, at the age of 26. 

He attended school in Greendale and finished his schooling at the St. Francis Academy 
of Hankinson. In May, 1956, his father suffered a stroke and "Pike" and his brother James 
took over operating the farm. 

He leaves to mourn his mother and father, three brothers, James, Billy and Kenny, all 
at home and three sisters, Laura Richards of Minneapolis; Georgiannia Gable of Hankinson 
and Ceciella at home. 

Requiem High Mass was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church of Sisseton, with Father 
Keohane officiating. Pallbearers were: Leo and Arlo Gray, Phillip and Henry Herding, Eug- 
ene Klien and Paul Brandenburger . 

He was laid to rest in the family lot in the Catholic Cemetery at Sisseton. 

********** December 18, 1958 

Mrs. Verne Coppin went to Valley City on Tuesday and stayed at the home of her son-in- 
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Motis, until Friday. She stayed with her granddaughter, 
Beth Ann Motis while her parents attended the funeral of their nephew, Ronald Hendricks of 

Fergus Falls on Thursday. 

********** December 18, 1958 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 6th, at the Wemess Brothers Funeral 
Chapel in Minneapolis for Ellen F. McConn, formerly of Fairmount. 

Ellen Frances Ellsworth was born on Dec. Ath, 1871, at East Granby, CT. , and moved to 
a homestead two and one half miles south of town. A daughter, Mildred passed away on Feb. 
5th, 1918, and Mr. Hull passed away on Nov. 25th, 1918. Since that time she has made her 
home at Fairmount and in Minneapolis . 

She was united in marriage to Frank M. McConn, postmaster of Fairmount, in May of 
1941, where they lived until his death in Dec. of 1943. She is survived by a son, Glenn E. 
Hull of Minneapolis, sister Nettie Mead of Superior, WI., and brother, Fred Ellsworth, of 
Cass Lake, MN. She was a sister of Mrs. John Miller of Tyler and many of her nieces and 
nephews live in the Tyler and VJahpeton areas. 

Mrs. McConn has been in failing health for several years and has been hospitalized 
since March of 1955. She passed away on her 87th birthday, Dec. 4th. 

********** December 18, 1958 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 
Joe Haley who made his home at Alhambra, CA. , suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26th, 
1958, and died at his home there.' Joe Haley was a former resident of Fairmount and was 
living in California with his sister, Luella and brother, William. 

********** December 18, 1958 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bowder attended the funeral of Mrs. J. E. Smith 
at Wahpeton on Friday, Dec. 11th. Mrs. Smith was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Bowder. 

********** December 18, 1958 

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ATTENDS FATHER'S FUNERAL AT WHEATON 
Mrs. Wm. Winefeldt's father, Frank Tohm, 86, of Wheaton, MN., died Dec. 10th. Funer- 
al services were held on Monday, Dec. 15th, from the St. John's Lutheran Church at Wheaton 
with Rev. Dierks officiating. Mr. Tohm had been in ill health for some time 

Chapel services were held at 10 o'clock AM for the immediate family. A dinner was 
served by a group of ladies in the church basement. 

Burial was at Graceland Cemetery,: White Rock, SD. , beside his first wife and son. 
Surviving are his wife, 5 sons and 4 daughters". " 

. : . **********: r December 25, 1958 

MANTADOR NEWS Word has come of the death of John Ohlrich at Lansford, ND. Mr. : 

Ohlrich was a former resident of Mantador, having been a grain buyer here for some time 

before moving to Lansford. 

********** - December 25, 1958 

• ■ ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Marvin and Darryl attended the funeral of Mr. Chris 

Nelson, brother-in-law of Mrs. Thompson at Fergus Falls on Thursday. 

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BUCK FUNERAL SET FOR FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Alviria Buck of LaMars Twp. will be held Friday afternoon at 
1:30 PM from the Wipperman Fimeral Home and at 2 PM from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hank- 
inson, Rev. R. Teuscher officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, beside 
her husband. He passed away in 1944. 

Mrs. Buck had been in poor health for the past three years and on December 19th, was 
taken to the St. Francis Hospital. She passed away on Dec. 29th. 

Alvina Amelia Buck was born at Beaver Dam, WI., Jan. 6th, 1878, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ferdinand Medenwaldt. She moved with her parents to a farm in Belford Township. She 
was confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church by Rev. Hinck. Mrs. Buck attended the rural 
school in Belford Township. 

On April 5th, 1900 she was married to John Buck, moving to a farm in LaMars Township. 
There she has since resided. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Louise) Gowin, Sisseton, SD.; Mrs. John 
(Bertha) Muehler, Fairmount; two sons, Clemens and Fred of Fairmount. A daughter, Adella, 
preceded her in death. Also surviving are 5 brothers. Otto, Herman, Gustav and August 
Medenwaldt of Hankinson, Fred Medenwaldt of St. Paul, MN.; 14 grandchildren and 20 great- 
grandchildren. Pallbearers will be: Maurice Bladow, Elzic Gowin, Fred Buck, Jr., Melvin 
Muehler, John Muehler, Jr. and Mervin Buck. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home, Thursday afternoon and evening, and 
Friday until time of service. ********** January 1, 1959 

PAT CLARY, 13, PASSES AWAY CHRISTMAS EVE 

The entire community was saddened Wednesday by the sudden death of Patrick Clary, 13, 
son of Mrs. Marion Clarey, rural Fairmount, who passed away that morning at St. John's 
Hospital in Fargo. 

He became ill on Saturday and that evening was admitted to St. Francis Hospital. 
Early Sunday morning he was rushed to St. John's Hospital, Fargo, where an emergency oper- 
ation was performed that evening. He passed away Wednesday morning. 

R. Patrick Clarey was born May 12th, 1945, at Breckenridge, MN., son of the late Wal- 
ter Clary and Marion Clarey. He attended St. Francis Academy here and at the time of his 
death was in the eighth grade. Patrick received his first communion in May of 1953. 

He is survived by his mother and sisters, Margaret Mary, who teaches at Bloomington, 
fHi.; Kathleen M. , at home,: and three brothers, J. William, a student at St. Mary's Coll- 
ege, Winona, MN., Michael L. and Qerald W. , at home; and his grandfather, James Fogarty, 
Wahpeton. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at 9 AM from St. Philip's Church with 
Msgr. G. C. Bierens celebrating the funeral mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. The 
Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were: James and Richard 
Erb, Richard Erickson, Alton Theede, Jerry Jarski and Terry Wieser. 

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Patrick, in his quiet way, was loved and admired by all who" knew him. 

* * * * * it* ■*['«! * * January 1, 1959 

DALE WELCH DIES AT CHULA VISTA, CA. 
Dale Welch, Former Hankinson resident, passed away Jan.' -Ist.'at Chula Vista, CA., 
where he and Mrs. Welch resided. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 5th, at Chula 
Vista. 

Mr. Welch was a railroad employee while residing here. Mr. and Mrs. Welch also oper- 
ated a rooming house where the Hotel is located. Both were very active in Masonic 

and Eastern Star Lodges during the six years they lived here. 

********** January 8, 1959 

P. BOMMERSBACH DIES SUDDENLY 
Peter Bommersbach, owner of the Corner Store here in Hankinson passed away suddenly 
at St. Gerard's Hospital, this morning (Thursday) about 11 o'clock. 

He had entered the hospital Thursday at about 6 AM and passed away unexpectedly from 
a heart attack. No funeral arrangements had been made at press, time. A complete obituary 
will be published in next week's Hankinson News. 

********** January 8, 1959 

RAY HOLST DIES AT DEADWOOD, SD. 
Relatives and friends were shocked to hear of the passing of Ray H. Hoist of Deadwood, 
SD., on Sunday morning, Jan. 4th. Surviving are his wife, 1 son, sisters and brothers. A 
sister, Mrs. Durk Cressey, resides in Hankinson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cressey left early Tuesday morning to attend the funeral v/hich was held 
on Wednesday afternoon at Deadwood. A complete obituary will be published next week in the 
News. ********** January 8, 1959 

CORRECTION 
In the Buck obituary last week one of the names of the survivors was omitted: a bro- 
ther, Henry Medenwaldt. ********** January 8, 1959 

FORMER HANKINSON LADY DIED IN CALIFORNIA 
Mrs. Wm. Strubel passed away in Van Nuys, CA. , Dec. 26th, at the age of 88 years. 
Funeral services were held in Van Nuys, on Dec. 30th. Interment was made at Lakewood Cem- 
etery, Minneapolis, MN. 

The Strubel family lived in Hankinson many years. Mr. Strubel preceded her in death 
16 years ago, he being one of the original Hankinson Nursery operators. 

Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Hanson of San Clemente, CA. ; one sister, Mrs. 
Armstrong of Salem, OR., and a step brother, George Strubel of Portland, OR.; many nieces 
and nephews, which include Mrs. Ed Krause and Allan Popp of Hankinson. 

********** January 8, 1959 

GREAT BEND On Dec. 31st, 1958, our community was shocked by the sad news that Mrs. 

Adela Ziegelman had been called home suddenly and unexpectedly about 4:45 PM at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. She had not been feeling well for some time and was 
taken to the hospital for treatment on Saturday, Dec. 27th. 

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Adela Ziegelman (nee Bohn) was born May 28th, 1896, in Brandenburg Township and lived 
there all of her life. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the late 
Pastor Hinck. She was a charter member of the Ladies Aid and a faithful member of the 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend. 

On March 28th, 1917, she was united in marriage to Otto E. Ziegelman at Great Bend. 
She lived on a farm about 39 years, northwest of Great Bend. Mr. Ziegelman passed away on 
August 29th, 1956. As Mrs. Ziegelman could not continue farming, she retired and was with - 
her children for some time and later moved to Wahpeton. In July of 1958 she moved to Great 
Bend to an apartment. 

She leaves to mourn her, one daughter, Mrs. Lester Buck (Hazel) of Fairmount and four 
sons: Harvey Ziegelman of Wahpeton; Howard, Roy and Earl of Great Bend; one brother, Ewald 
Bohn of Hankinson, one sister (Clara) Mrs. Herbert Ziegelman of Garfield, MN. Thirteen 
grandchildren also survive. Her husband, parents and two sisters preceded her in death. 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church 
in Great Bend, Pastor R. Teuscher officiating. Visitation and services were held on Sat- 
urday evening at 7:30 PM at the Vertin Funeral Home in Wahpeton. 

The remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were all cousins 
of the deceased; Alfred Koppelman, George Koppelman, Elroy Koppelman, Ewald Koppelman, 
Edwin Bohn and Harry Ehlers. ***j,****** January 8, 1959 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS.... Mrs. Mir ilia Jarvis of Breckenridge passed away Sunday morning at 
the St. Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. The funeral will be held Wednesday. Mrs. 
Jarvis was the grandmother of Mrs. Lloyd Wilprecht. 

********** January 8, 1959 

Linda and Curtis Kaiser, children of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kaiser, spent the weekend with 
their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Osborn, while their parents attended the funeral 
of an uncle at Drayton, ND. ^^^^^^^^^^ January 8, 1959 

HENRY KACKMAN RITES WEDNESDAY 

Henry Kackman, 67, died at his home in Hankinson about noon Sunday. The funeral was 
held Wednesday in' the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Lidgerwood, the Rev. Paul Maasel off- 
iciating. 

Mr. Kackman was born Oct. 2Ath, 1891, in Duerr To\<mship, Richland County, ND. In 1915 
he married Martha Kube near Lidgerwood. The couple farmed for a time near Hankinson, later 
moving to Duerr Township where they farmed until December of 1957 when they retired to re- 
side in Hankinson. 

Besides his wife, Mr. Kackman is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Pearl) Pan- 
kow, Lidgerwood, Mrs. Ralph (Lorena) Bommersbach, Moorhead and Mrs. Dodrige (Regina) Harrel 
of Portland, OR.; two sons, Wilbur of Lidgerwood and Floyd of New Effington, SD.; three sis- 
ters, Mrs. William Lueck, Mrs. Max Berner and Mrs. Martha Kuehn, all of Lidgerwood and two 
brothers, Fred of Lidgerwood and Frank of Bismarck. 

********** January 15, 1959 

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JULIUS MILLER DIES AT FARM HOME 

Funeral services for Julius Miller, 8A, who passed away Tuesday morning at his farm 
home, north of Hankinson, were held Thursday, Jan. 15th, at 2 PM. , from the Wipperman Fun- 
eral Home. Rev. F. W. Paul officiated. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. 

Mr. Miller was born in Germany, Oct. 7th, 1874, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Miller. He 
came to this country with his parents, settling on a farm 3^5 miles north of Hankinson, where 
he has since resided. In later years his brother, Robert had been living with him. 

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. August Weber and Mrs. Wm. Vedder of Hankinson and 
a brother. Robert. * * * * ^ * ^ ^ ^ ^ j^^^^^^ ^5^ 1959 

FATHER of DURK CRESSEY DIES at DULUTH, MN. 
Ray Cressey, father of Durk Cressey of Hankinson, passed away at a Duluth, MN. , hosp- 
ital Wednesday, Jan. 7th, Cause of his death was pneumonia. 

********** January 15, 1959 

COUSIN of REINKE's DIES in WISCONSIN 
Mrs. Peter Schroeder of Elmwood, WI., passed away January 3rd. The funeral services 
were held Jan. 7th. Mrs. Schroeder is a cousin of the Reinke families in Hankinson. Mrs. 
Lu Kruse of Fargo attended the funeral. 

********** January 15, 1959 

P. BOMMERSBACH LAST RITES HELD 
Funeral services were held on Monday in St. Philip's Catholic Church for Peter J. Bomm- 
ersbach, 51, of Hankinson, who died suddenly Thursday morning. 

Funeral Mass was conducted by Rev. Fr. Bierens and interment was made in Calvary Ceme- 
tery. Six brothers were pallbearers. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrange- 
ments 

Peter J. (Pete) Bommersbach was born at Hankinson, Nov. 24th, 1907, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Martin Bommersbach. He attended school in the Hankinson vicinity and grew to manhood 
there. He and Selma Medenwaldt were united in marriage on Nov. 29th, 1935. They resided on 
a farm north of Hankinson until the fall of 1955 when they moved to Hankinson to operate 
the Corner Grocery. Mr. Bommersbach was well known in the community, having been active 
in church and civic affairs. 

Surviving are his v/ife and parents; four sisters, >Irs. Ben (Catherine) Herding of VJah- 
peton, Mrs. Howard (Ann) Michie, I'lrs . Amos (Betty) Meland and Mrs. Charles (Rosalie) Darner 
all of Chicago, XL.; six brothers, John, Frank, Anton and Joe, all of Hankinson, Ralph of 
Moorhead and Adam of Fargo. 

I\70 sisters, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Rettig and Margaret Bommersbach preceded him in death. 

' ********** January 15, 1959 

RAY HOLST DIES at DEADWOOD, SD. 
Ray H. Hoist, 52, Deadwood, SD., High School instructor, died at his home there Sun- 
day, Jan. 4th, following a heart attack he had suffered shortly before. Although he had 
suffered from a heart illness previously, his death was unexpected. 

A resident of Deadwood since 1937, Hoist was born Dec. 5th, 1906, in Roberts County, 

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SD. He attended the public school at Hankinson from 1912 to 1925. He also attended var- 
ious colleges and universities including the AC at Fargo. He was an instructor in mathe- 
matics at Deadwood and also operated a stationery store for a time. Hoist was a Lieuten- 
ant in the Navy during World War II. He was very active in community affairs and was a 
32nd degree llason, as well as a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Deadwood. 

He is survived by his wife and 11 year old son, several brothers and sisters, includ- 
ing Mrs. Durk Cressey of Hankinson. Hoist was preceded in death by his father in 1945 
and his mother in December, 1957. 

********** January 15, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services were held for Mrs. Amanda Krueger on Sunday after- 
noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend at 2:30 PM. Burial was in the Lutheran 
Cemetery, south of Great Bend. The services were in charge of Pastor Richard Teuscher. 
l-Irs. Krueger had passed on to her eternal reward on Thursday morning, Jan. 8th, 1959, fall- 
ing asleep at the Breckenridge rest home. She had been in failing health for some time, 
and got vjeaker and turned for the worse the last few weeks. 

Mrs. Amanda Krueger was born Sept. 11th, 1880 in Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. August Schulz and came with her parents to Richland County when 4 years old. She was 
married to George Krueger in Nov. of 1901 and farmed for sometime northeast of Great Bend 
and also south of Great Bend and in the Hankinson vicinity. Later they moved to Great Bend. 
Mr. Krueger passed away in 1934. 

Mrs. Krueger was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and a Ladies Aid 
member. She leaves to mourn: two sons, Paul and Herbert Krueger of rural Hankinson; three 
daughters, Mrs. W. Baker of San Francisco, CA., Miss Carol Krueger of Rockford, IL., (Myr- 
tle) Mrs. Arthur Damon of Fairmount and six grandchildren. Her husband, two sons, her 
parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Her one brother, Richard Schulz died on 
January 10th, 1959, two days later than Mrs. Krueger. 

********** January 15, 1959 

GUSTAV MEYER DIED SUNDAY, JAI^. 11th 

FAIPxMOUNT NEWS Gustav Meyer of Fairmount died Sunday morning, Jan. 11th. He has 

made his home for many years with his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer. 

Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15th at the First 
English Lutheran Church at Fairmount. 

A more complete obituary will be published next v;eek. 

********** January 15, 1959 

MRS. E. BOHN FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Emil (Emilie) Bohn of Great Bend will be held Saturday at 
1:15 PM from the Wipperman Funeral Home and at 2 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great 
Bend. Rev. R. Teuscher officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in 
Great Bend. 

Emilie Bohn (nee Boldt) was born at Mayville, WI., Sept. 10th, 1879. At the age of 

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9 she came to Brandenburg Township with her parents and attended the rural schools. She 
was confirmed by Rev. T. Hinck at Trinity Lutheran Church, being a life long member of 
that church. She was also an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid. On June 
8th, 1899, she was married to Emil Bohn at this same church and the ceremony was performed .Ain 
by Rev. T. Hinck. Mr. and Mrs. Bohn farmed in Brandenburg Township until 1939 when they "' 
moved to Great Bend. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Bohn, with her husband, was visiting at the Mrs. Hilda 
Manske home. Mrs. Bohn became ill and passed away very suddenly. 

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Esther (Mrs. Willard Manske) and one son, 
Edwin, both of Great Bend. Two daughters and one son preceded her in death. 

Her six grandson's are acting as pallbearers. They are: Darrell and Robert Manske, 
Ronald, Arlin, Donavon and Gary Bohn. 

Mrs. Emil Bohn was well known and loved by all who knew her. She was always willing 

and ready to help in time of need. 

********** January 22, 1959 

LLOYD A. NELSON 

Lloyd A. Nelson, AI, formerly of Fairmount, died suddenly Wednesday at Los Angeles, 
CA. , where he had resided for several years. Death was attributed to a heart attack. 

Lloyd A. Nelson, born in Fairmount, ND., March 17th, 1917, son of Ida and F. P. 
Nelson. He attended the Fairmount Public School and later graduated from the Univ. of 
North Dakota. He then enlisted in the U. S. Navy Air Corps, serving five years, much of 
that time in the South Pacific. 

Surviving are his v/ife Josephine Nelson, a daughter, Terry, his mother and father, 

five sisters, Mrs. Elroy Schwankel, Breckenrige, MN.; l-Irs. A. J Wahpeton; 

Mrs. V. L Boise, ID.; Mrs. IC. F. Baker, Houston, TX. , and Mrs. W. J. Brady 

Columbus, OH. (This article is printed on the bound side of the newspaper) 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the Fairmount Methodist Church 
with Rev. Charles Bryan officiating and Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton in charge 
of arrangements. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Fairmount American 
Legion in charge of graveside services. The Fairmount Masonic Lodge members attended the 
service in a body. 

After his discharge from the Navy, he was employed as a nist in California, 

most recently at the Diamond Walnut at Los Angeles. 

********** January 22, 1959 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR GUSTAV MEYER 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 15th, 1959 at 2 o'clock at the First Eng- 
lish Lutheran Church at Fairmount for Gustav Meyer. Rev. Elton Temme officiated at the 
service. Pallbearers were: Rex Branson, Allen Engebretson, Donald Miller, Herman Laske, 
Harry Scheidegger, and Oren Budke. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery at Wahpeton. 

Gustav Meyer was born Feb. 23rd, 1873, in Posen Province, Germany, where he grew to 
manhood. On Dec. 26th, 1893, he was united in marriage to Augusta Buckholz. In 1902 they 
came to the United States with their five children and settled near Lidgerwood where he 

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engaged in farming. ' He "also farmed near Geneseo, Delamere and Wahpeton. 

In 1940 he and his wife moved to the Fairmount vicinity, with his son Albert and 
family, v/ith whom he has made his home since. In the fall of 19A5 the Meyer family moved 
into Fairmount where he has ;made his' home . 

He has been in failing health the past couple of years, being hospitalized several 
times. He took ill Wednesday evening, Jan. 7th, and was taken to the St. Francis Hospital 
where he passed away about 6 AM Sunday morning, Jan. 11th, at the age of 85 years, 10 
months and 19 days. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, 5 daughters and 7 sons, Albert, Mrs. Paul (Tillie) 
Marquardt, Mrs. William (Hilda) Marquardt, all of Fairmount, Alfred and Mrs. Oscar (Emma) 
Stai of Wyndmere, ND., Mrs. Arnold (Margaret) Wolter,Mrs. Art (Lydia) Wolter of 
Wahpeton, August, Paul and Reinhold, all of Fargo, Fred of Breckenridge, MN., and Vlilliam 
of Anaconda, MT. Also 45 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand- 
child, also two sisters in Germany as well as other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter. Bertha, Mrs. George Barforth of 
Milwaukee, WI., and one grandson. 

********** January 22, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS J. D. Swanson attended the funeral of Henry Engebretson at Breck- 
enridge, MN., Saturday, where Mr. Swanson v;as an Honorary pallbearer. 

********** January 22, 1959 

(The 29th of January, 1959 issue of the Hankinson News is missing) 

********** 

Peter Kutter received word that his aunt, Alice Kutter, passed away last week at her 

home in Garfield, WA. 



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February 5, 1959 



Mrs. A. P. Jarske and Mrs. J. E. White of Hankinson, received word of the death of 
their uncle at Wells, MN. Mr. Nelson is a brother of Mrs. Amanda Payne. 

********** February 12, 1959 

FORlffiR RESIDENT DIES 
Duane Buscher, about 38, of Billings, m., suffered a heart attack on a plane and 
died shortly thereafter, enroute to his home in Billings from a business trip to Thermop- 

lis, Duane is the son of Mrs. Mary (Hubbard) Buscher of Fargo and the late Ben 

Buscher. Mrs. Mary Buscher is the house mother at the A. T. 0. Frantemity at the NDAC 
at Fargo. The Buscher family were former residents of Fairmount. 

*********** February 12, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEV;S Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Propp, Mrs. August Weinkauf and Otto Weinkauf 

attended the funeral of A. H. Fischer at Wahpeton Friday afternoon. Kr . Fischer is a bro- 
ther-in-law of Mrs. Weinkauf. 

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SONORA NEWS Mrs. Otto Kysilka'went to Milbank, SD., Thursday and attended the 

funeral of her brother-in-law, Michael P. Garvey, on Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic 
Church. His son, Father John Garvey officiated. 

* * * **.*!* * * * February 19, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Victor Zajac'spent Wednesday and Thursday in Minneapolis 
where they attended the funeral of Mr. Zajac's aunt. 

********** February 19, 1959 

Henry Wurl, Wm. Wurl, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wurl and Mr. and Mrs. John Petrick of New 
Effington went to Marshfield, WI., to attend the funeral of Paul Wurl on Sunday afternoon. 
He was the uncle of Henry and Wm. Wurl and Mrs. Petrick. 

********** February 19, 1959 

Relatives attending the funeral services for Mrs. Mike Hafner of Detroit Lakes, MN. , 
on Monday morning were: her sister- in- laws, Mrs. John Krump, Mrs. Mary Krump, her nieces a 
and nephews; Mrs. Wilmer Baldner, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krump, Mr. and Mrs. Will Krump, Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert Krump, Henry Krump and Marvin Krump. 

They v/ent down on Sunday, staying over for the services. Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Krump 
Mrs. Henry Krump and Dick Krump spent Sunday afternoon at Detroit Lakes. Joe, and Will 
Krump, Henry and Albert Krump were among the pallbearers. 

********** February 19, 1959 

BROTHER, MOTHER DIE 

Mrs. A. E. Maethner was called home to Ashley, ND., last week because of the death 
of a brother and mother who died a couple of days apart. 

********** February 19, 1959 

FORIffiR RESIDENT DIED 

Mrs. Minnie May Tennery, 89, widow of Paris E. Tennery, died at Proctor Home at 1:30 
PM on Sunday, Feb. 1st, where she had been residing for the past 15 years. 

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at the Union Church at Brim- 
field, IL., with Rev. Theodore Hargreaves officiating. Burial was in the Brimfield Cem- 
etery. 

Minnie May Phares was born on Dec. 13th, 1869, in Brimfield, IL. She was the daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Clara (Cady) Phares. She was married to Paris Tennery and he died in 
1931. She had lived in the Brimfield area her entire life except for 15 years V7hen she 
lived on a farm on the Minnesota side, but their mailing address was Fairmount. They 
resided on the farm which is occupied now by the August Miller family. 

She is survived by a son, Gearge E. Tennery; a daughter, Mrs. Irvin (Geneva) Smith 
of Bismarck and 2 brothers, Clayton and Raymond Phares of California and three grandchild- 
ren. Two sisters and one brother died earlier. 

She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America. 

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RITES FOR MRS. LOHR HELD HERE 

Funeral services for lirs. Louis Lohr of Hankinson were held this Thursday morning, 
Feb. 26th, at 11 AM from the Congregational Church in Hankinson. Rev. Frank Hirons offic- 
iated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. 

Lennie Lohr was born at Pier Point, NY., on Oct. 19th, 1869, and when a small girl 
came, with her parents, to Paynesville, ISS. Here she attended school and grew to woman- 
hood. In 1889, she was married to Louis Lohr. They lived for a time in Minneapolis and 
Kulm, ND., before moving to Hankinson. 

She is survived by a son, Franklin and a daughter, Carrie, Mrs. Joe l-lotis of Hankinson 
and three grandchildren, Helen, Mrs. J. J. Jaeger of Minneapolis; George of Lomita, CA. , 
and Joan, Mrs. E. A. Shornak of Glenwood, MN. , and four great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Lohr had been cared for the past three years at the Wahpeton Nursing Home. Pall- 
bearers were: John A. Roth, Oscar Oliver, Ed Mars, Walter Ernst Gust Neumann and Albert 
Tiegs . Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements . 

********** February 26, 1959 

GEORGE VANDERWERFF 

LAl-IARS NEWS George Vand der Werff was born at Clare City, MN., May 19th, 1890. 

He passed away at St. Francis Hospital, Feb. 16th, 1959, after an illness of eight days 
at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 28 days. The family moved to this community in 1902, 
where he was active in farming and in church work. 

His parents and five brothers preceded him in death and left to mourn are his two sis- 
ters, Mrs. William Suess of this community and Mrs. Victor Erickson of Brainard, MN. 

Funeral services were held at the Bethany Methodist Church, Thursday afternoon, Feb. 
19th, with Rev. David Knecht of Fargo in charge, beacuse of the illness of the regular 
pastor. Rev. Charles Bryan. During the service a recording of George's favorite hymn, 
"How Great Thou Art," sung by George Beverly Shea, was played. Later Mrs. Gordon Williams 
sang, "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mrs. Tom Green at the organ. 

Because of a speech impairment George could not go out and preach the Gospel as he 
wanted to do but his life was dedicated to the Lord's work in other ways. As Rev. Knecht 
said, "His heart, went out to places where his feet could never go." We will never know 
how many children in far off lands were fed, clothed and educated by George's generosity 
or how many young ministers were helped through school by him. He was a charter member of 
the Bethany Church and held many official positions in the church and Sunday School. At 
the time of his death he had served as church treasurer and a trustee for many years. He 
was also a veteran of World War I. 

Pallbearers were Roy Grimes,' Adolph Hanson, Elwood Grimes, Orval Osbom, George Bick- 
erdike and Paul Seefeldt. He was laid to rest in the Lakeside Cemetery, White Rock, SD. 

********** February 26, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS VJord was received here by relatives, from Wheaton, MN., that Mr. 

Ed Worner passed away Sunday evening at a Wheaton Hospital. Funeral services will be Wed- 

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ATTENDS FUNERAL OF MOTHER and BROTHER 

Mrs. A. E. Maethner attended the double funeral held Saturday, Feb. 14th, at Ashley, 
ND. , for her mother, Mrs. Louise Pfahl, 88, and her brother, Gus Pfahl, 65. 

Mrs. Pfahl passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11th, at the Ashley hospital and her son, Gust 
Pfahl died two days previous on Feb. 9th at the Veteran's Hospital at Fargo. 

Mrs. Louise Pfahl was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and her son. 
Gust Pfahl had never married. ********** February 26, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mrs. Lula Snell, 67, of Fargo, died Monday, Feb. 23rd, 1959 and is the sister of Mrs. 
Roy Branson of Fairmount. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28th, at 2 o'clock at the funeral home 
in Fargo for Mrs. Snell. 

Those from Fairmount attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Branson, Mr.. and 
Mrs. Rex Branson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Leathart and Mrs. Jake Meyer. 

********** March 5, 1959 

WALTER JOHNSON RITES FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Walter S. Johnson of rural New Effington, SD., will be Friday, 
March 6th, at 1 PM from the Wipperman Funeral Home and at 2 PM from the Walla Lutheran 
Church, New Effington, SD. Interment will be at Walla Lutheran Cemetery. 

Walter S. Johnson was born in Lein Twp., Roberts County, SD., January 29th, 1902, 
son of Edward and Sina Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Walla Lutheran Church 
and attended rural school and high school at New Effington. Mr. Johnson was engaged in 
farming with his father, after his father's death in 1936 he took over the farming interests. 

He is survived by his mother, two sisters, Ethel at home, Esther (Mrs. Earl Joubest) 
Belfield, ND., and a brother, R. B. Johnson of Oakland, CA. A brother died in 1953. 

Walter had a quiet personality and was well liked and respected by all who knew him. 
His passing came as a great shock to his many friends. 

********** March 5, 1959 

E. G. WORNER, WHEATON DIES AT AGE 73 
Last rites for E. G. Womer, well known in the Hankinson, Great Bend and Wahpeton areas 
were held Feb. 25th at the First Presbyterian Church in t'fheaton. He passed away at the 
Wheaton hospital at the age of 73 years on Feb. 22nd. He was bom at Great Bbnd, on June 

29th, 1885. 

Before going to Wheaton in 1919 the late Mr. Worner was in the implement business with 
August Behling at Great Bend and was also district representative for the International Har- 
vester Co. He was in the automobile business in Wheaton since 1919, retiring Jan. 2, 1954. 

********** March 12, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hingst attended the funeral of H. C. Anderson 

at Dwight on Friday afternoon, Others attending from this vicinity were: Mrs. Rose Bemdt 

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Berndt, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grob and son and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitzel. 

********** March 12, 1959 

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MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Puetz left^^on Wednesday for Plainview, MN., 

to attend the funeral of the former's aunt, Mrs. Josie Puetz. 

********** March 12, 1959 

JENS KARLSBAK RITES HELD MONDAY 
Jens Karlsbak, 69, a well knovm and long time Fairmount resident died unexpectedly on 
Thursday, March 5th. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church 
in Fairmount with the Rev. P. A. Gisvold, pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church of Wahpeton 
officiating. 

He is survived by his wife and one son, Merton Karlsbak of Fairmount. A more complete 
obituary will be published next week. 

********** March 12, 1959 

S. M. BURCHAM RITES HELD TODAY 
Funeral services were held this afternoon, March 19th, from the Wipperman Funeral Home 
for Scott M. Burcham, long time businessman of Hankinson, who passed away at the St. Fran- 
cis Hospital in Breckemidge, MN., on March 17th, He was 79 years old. 

Services were conducted by the Rev. Frank T. Hirons, pastor of the Congregational 
Church here. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. 

Scott Burcham was bom in Genos, NE., Feb. 10th, 1880. He was married to Ida Halson . 
of Lidgerwood on Aug. 25th, 1904. They moved to Hankinson the same year. 

He is survived by five daughters: Blanche Simonson, Portal, ND.; Floy Oliver, Brea, CA. 
Opale Thayer, Fargo; Evelyn Christie, Davenport, WA. ; and Ethel Simonson, Hankinson. There 
are also nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Burchan passed away Sept. 14th, 1955. 

********** March 19, 1959 

BROTHER OF FAIRMOUNT WOl-IAN DIES 
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maethner received word Saturday of the unexpected death of her 
brother, Chris Pfahl, 58, of Glenwood, MN., who died Saturday evening, March 14th, 1959, 
from a heart attack. 

He is survived by his wife and seven children, one of his sons, Roger Pfahl is Agent 
at the Soo Line Depot at Hankinson. He is also survived by 8 brothers and sisters and one 
of his sisters, Mra. A. E. Maethner resides at Fairmount. He was preceded in death by his 
parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister. 

Funeral services are being held Wednesday, March 18th at Glenwood, MN. 

********** March 19, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
J. M. Slatting attended the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Alvin Slatting, which 
was held Saturday afternoon, March 14th, at Minot. Mrs. Sletting died Wednesday, March Uth. 

Mr. J. M. Sletting returned to Fairmount Sunday while his sister, Mrs. Vida Larson, 
who accompanied the Steve Wateland's of Galchutt to Minot, remained for a longer stay. 

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MR. JENS KARLSBAK 

Funeral services for Jens Karlsbak, 69, Fairmount were held at the Methodist Church at 
Fairmount on Monday afternoon, March 9th, 1959, with Rev. P. Gisvold of Wahpeton officiating. 
The soloist sang two hymns "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Abide With Me." 

Burial was in the south Fairmount Cemetery with Ranney ...... Nord of Wheaton making 

the arrangements. Pallbeaers were: Arthur Astrup, Holger Bertelson, Clarence Christensen, 
Donald Sikorski, Severt Johnson, George Carton. Honorary pall bearers were Hans Astrup, 
John Bostrom, John Johnson, William Miller, Earl Waite and Nick Schmit. 

Jens Karlsbak died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Fairmount Thursday, March 5th, 
1959. He was born July 18th, 1889 at Hvorslev, Denmark, the son of Jens and Sophia Karls- 
bak. He attended school in Hvorslev and served as an apprentice learning the carpentry and 
cabinet making trade. Later he served in the Danish Army. 

In company with Mrs. Maren Christensen and the late Mads Jensen and his wife, Mrs. 
Mads Jensen, who is at present a patient in the Wahpeton Nursing Home, Jens Karlsbak emig- 
rated to the United States to Fairmount on March 9th, 1914. The date of his funeral was 
45 years to the day that he arrived in Fairmount. 

He continued his profession as a carpenter. He was a member of the Fairmount Commer- 
cial Club. Mr. Karlsbak was a member of the United Lutheran Church. His hobbies were 
hunting and fishing. 

He was united in marriage with Marie Frandsen at Wahpeton on Jan. 22nd, 1917. He is s 
survived by his wife, Marie, one son, Merton Karlsbak, both of Fairmount, a granddaughter, 
Mrs. Wally Chezik and a great-grandson, Timothy Alas Chezik of Wheaton. Three brothers 
and- four sisters who live in Denmark also survive. He was one of a family of 12 children. 

He was preceded in death by one son, Harry Lloyd who died in Jan. of 1958. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jens Karlsbak had returned to Denmark in 1948 for a visit with relatives. 
Plans were complete for a return trip to Denmark for a visit and the date for sailing was 
April 10th. 

Friends and relatives from Fargo, Ashby, Wahpeton, Wheaton and Webster, SD. , attended 
the funeral. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ March 19, 1959 

NEPHEW OF FAIRMOL'NT COUPLE KILLED 

Kay Zieman, 29, of Minot, ND., and a friend were killed in the latter's private plane 
when they encountered heavy fog and crashed at Brockton, MT., on Friday, March 6th, 1959, 
while making a business trip. 

Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church at Oakes, ND. , on Wednesday 
afternoon, March 11, 1959. 

He is survived by his wife and four sons who resided at Minot, ND. Kay's brother, 
Zane Zieman was killed in an auto accident on August 29th, 1958 near Aberdeen, SD. 

Kay is the nephew of Arthur Spear of Fairmount and those from here attending the fun- 
eral were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spear and daughters Joyce and Loa, Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Spear 
and they were accompanied by Mrs. Spear's sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hample of Fargo. 

********** March 19, 1959 

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MRS. HRDLICKA RITES WEDNESDAY 

Requiem Mass for Mrs. Frank (Frances) Hrdlicka, 74, was held at 9 o'clock Wednesday 
in St. John's Catholic Church in Lidgerwood, the Rev. George Krile officiating. 

Mrs. Hrdlicka died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Berg, near Hankin- 
son. She had been living there since 1945. 

Born April 4, 1884, in Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States in 1905. She 
was married to Mr. Hrdlicka at Hankinson on April 14th, 1907. Her husband died in 1923 and 
since that time she had been living with her children. 

Surviving besides Mrs. Berg is a daughter, Mrs. Elroy Milbrandt, Hankinson; two sons, 
Frank and James, both of Lidgerwood; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

********** March 26, 1959 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fischer and son of Sisseton, Mrs. Alfred 

Bohn and daughter of Claire City and Miss Janice Stack attended the funeral of Paul Meyer 
of Berch Hills, Canada this past week. Mr. Meyer passed away very suddenly of a heart 
attack last Sunday afternoon. ********** March 26, 1959 

MRS. F. TRITTEN 

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred (Minna) Trittin, 82, of Great Bend, were held Tuesday 
from the Wipperman Funeral Home and Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. Rev. R. Teus- 
cher conducted the services. Mrs. Trittin passed away Friday evening after a lingering 
illness. 

Minna Rossow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rossow, Sr., was bom at Pretzloff, 
Germany. At an early age, she came with her parents to America, settling on a farm in 
Brandenburg Twsp., Richland County. She attended the rural school and grew to womanhood 
in this county. She was married to Fred Trittin on Nov. 5th, 1896, then moving to Great 
Bend, where she has since resided. Mr. Trittin passed away on May 20th, 1957. 

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. (Irene) R. C. Marks, Wahpeton, and a son, Fred 
Trittin, Great Bend; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, also sisters, Mrs. 
Otto Strege, Lidgerwood, Mrs. Ernest Klawitter, White Rock, SD. , Mrs. Frank Zietlow, Hank- 
inson and Mrs. Frank Knuepple, Springville, NY., and brothers, Julius Rossow, Hankinson 
and Emil Rossow, Kankehee, IL. 

Pallbearers were Leo, Dallas and Clarence Rossow, Leonard Trittin, Harry Strege and 
Harold Trittin. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, beside her husband. 

********** April 2, 1959 

ATTEND FUNERAL AT LEAF VALLEY, MN. 

Fred Buckhaus and Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Buckhaus and Fred Emde attended the fun- 
eral for Mrs. Paul Zastrow at Leaf Valley, MN., on March 25th. 

Mrs. Zastrow passed away on March 22nd, at the hospital in Alexandria, MN. She had 
been in ill health the past several years, during which time she underwent a number of 
serious operations, both at Alexandria and the University Hospital at Minneapolis. 

********** April 2, 1959 

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CHARLOTTE BERG 

Funeral services for Miss Charlotte Berg of Mnneapolls were held Monday afternoon 
from the Wipperman Funeral Home and the Branvold Lutheran Church of Victor, SD. , Rev. M. 
Franklin Prudas, officiating. Interment was at the Tyson Cemetery, Greendale Twsp., 
Richland County. Miss Berg passed away March 26th, from a lingering illness, being hospit- 
alized for the past four months at the Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. 

Charlotte A. Berg was bom in Minneapolis, Jan. 19th, 1890, daughter of Evan and 0th- 
elia Berg. She came with her parents to a farm in Lain Twsp., Roberts County, SD. She 
grew to womanhood here, being educated in the rural and high school at New Effington, SD. 
She was a graduate nurse of Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, serving in World War I as 
an Army nurse. 

She is survived by a sister, Helen Berg, brothers. Christian of New Effington, Edwin 
of Ketchikan, AK. , and Finer of Hankinson. 

Miss Berg was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. The Wipperman Funeral Home had 
charge of funeral arrangements. ********** April 2, 1959 

MRS. F. HRDLICKA 

Mrs. Frances Hrdlicka passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berg Monday morn- 
ing, March 23rd. She came there in 1945 and made her home with the Berg's for 13 years. 

She was born Dec. 18th, 1884, at Kurimay, Czechoslovakia and came to the United States 
two years after her two brothers, John and Chas. Hruby, in 1905. She was married to Frank 
Hrdlicka on April 14th, 1907, at St. Philip's Church at Hankinson by Father Joe Studnicka. 

She is survived by four children, Frank Hrdlicka, Lidgerwood; Mrs. Walter Berg, Hank- 
inson; James Hrdlicka, Lidgerwood; Mrs. Elroy Milbrandt, Hankinson and six grandchildren, 
Mrs. Leroy Hartleben, Ely, MN., Larry and Wallace Milbrandt, Barbara and Margaret Hrdlicka, 
and Beverly Ann Berg. Two great-grandchildren, Wayne and Peggy Hartleben, Ely, MN. 

Her brother, John, passed away Aug. 24, 1949, a brother, Chas. passed away Feb. 3, 1953. 

Mrs. Frances Hrdlicka was the last of a family of six and died at the age of 74. 
Funeral services were held March 25th, at St. John's Church in Lidgerwood with Father Geo. 
Krile officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** April 2, 1959 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 2nd, for Mrs. Augdahl at Bran- 
don, m. Mrs. Augdahl is the mother of Phil Augdahl of Milnor. former Hankinson resident 

********** April 9, 1959 

EMIL BOKN RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
Emil Bohn, 87, of Hankinson, passed away Tuesday morning at the St. Gerard Hospital 
here where he had been a patient for the past ten days. Mr. Bohn had been in failing 
health for several years. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 PM at the Wipperman Funeral Home and at 
2 PM from Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Otto N. Truog will officiate. Interment will be 
in the Lutheran Cemetery north of Hankinson. 

Emil Bohn was born at Iron Ridge. WA. . son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bohn, At the age 

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of three, he came with his parents to Great Bend where they resided on a farm. vHe marr- 
ied Minnie Radke, settling on a farm south of Great Bend. In 1930 the couple retired, 
moving to Great Bend. In 1937 they moved to Hankinson. Mrs. Bohn passed away In 1952. 
In later years he had made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin ' 
Medenwald, who reside south of Hankinson. 

The late Mr. Bohn is survived by Robert, Leonard, Clarence, Mrs. Martin (Emma) Meden- 
waldt and Mrs. Myrtle Prochnow, all of Hankinson; Mrs. Linda Stiner, Mill City, OR,; Rud- 
olph, Kindred; Walter, Fergus Falls, MN. ; Ralph of Lidgerwood, and Elmer of Wahpeton. One 
child died in infancy. There are also 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Leroy Prochnow, Barrel Prochnow, Duwayne Medenwaldt, Lloyd Bohn, 
Gerald Bohn and Harold Bohn. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** April 9, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. William Rosenkranz, Fred Rosenkranz, Earl Rosenkranz of Fairmount and 
Leslie Rosenkranz attended the funeral Wednesday, March 25th, at Brainard, MN., for Mrs. 
May Albert, 82, who died March 21st, 1959. Mrs. Albert is a sister of William Rosenkranz. 

********** April 9, 1959 

MR. A. P. JONES DIES IN CALIFORNIA 
Friends here have received word of the death of a former resident, Mr. A. P. Jones, 
77, of Santa Ana, CA. Mrs. Jones passed away March 31st. Funeral services were held on 
April 3rd. 

Mr. Jones was employed as a mail clerk on the Soo Line while residing here. 

********** ' April 16, 1959 
F. BOMMERSBACH, JR., DIES OF HEART ATTACK 
Frank Bommersbach, Jr., long time resident of Forman, ND. , and section forman on the 
Soo Line, passed away in his sleep sometime Sunday night. A son of Frank Bommersbach, Sr., 
of Hankinson, he was found dead in bed by his wife at about 7 AM. , Monday morning, apparently 
the victim of a heart attack. He was 51 years old. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bommersbach, Sr. , and Mrs. and Mrs. Jerry Hipp and children visited 
last Sunday at the Bommersbach home in Forman. Frank Jr., apparently was in good health at 
that time. 

The funeral mass was held on Thursday morning, April 16th, at St. Mary's Catholic 
Church in Forman. Interment was in the cemetery there. 

Frank Bommersbach, Jr., was born in Hankinson and at an early age moved with his par- 
ents to Oakes. He has worked on the railroad for over 30 years, the past ten as section 
forman. He Is survived by his wife and seven children, four of whom are at home. 

********** April 16, 1959 

OTTO MAROHL LAST RITES FRIDAY 
A pioneer resident, Otto Marohl, 89, died Tuesday evening at the St. Gerard Hospital. 
Funeral services v/ill be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Immanual Lutheran Church 
in Lidgerwood. Interment will also be in rural Lidgerwood. 

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A more complete obituary will appear in next week's issue of the NEWS. 

********** April 16, 1959 

OTTO MAROHL 
Funeral services for Otto Marohl were held from Immanuel Lutheran Church, south of 
Lidgerwood, Friday, April 17th. 

Mr. Marohl died Tuesday at the St. Gerard Hospital in Hankinson where" he had been 
hospitalized for some time. 

Bom on Sept. 17th, 1871, at Theresa, WI., Otto Marohl came to this area, with his 
parents, 13 years later, settling on a farm in Brightwood Township. On Sept. 28th, 1893 
he was married to Bertha Grohnke in the Lutheran Church near Hankinson. Following their 
marriage they homesteaded in Duerr Township. He remained on that farm until 19A9, at which 
time he moved to Hankinson. Mrs. Marohl died Dec. 1st, 1938. 

He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Ella Trittin and Mrs. Rhinehart (Hulda) Roeder, 
both of Hankinson; Mrs. Mathilda Orth, Mrs. Arthur (Amelia) Kuzel and Mrs. Lester (Laveme) 
Smith, all of Lidgerwood; and by seven sons, Arthur, Emil, Theodore and Edwin of Hankinson, 
Benhard of Kent, WA. , Erhart of Wahpeton and Arnold of Lidgerwood. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna 
Schuschke of Montevideo, MN., and Mrs. Walter Thies of Fergus Falls, MN., also survive. 

Also surviving Mr. Marohl are 62 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. 
Officiating at the services was the Rev. H. C. Mueller. Pallbearers, all grandchildren, 
V7ere Elroy, Leroy, Edwin, Jr., and Gary Marohl, Eugene Ellis and Walter Trittin. Interment 
was at Immanuel Cemetery. 

Walby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
-■ ********** ' April 23 1959 

GUST BERNDT DIES OF BURNS 
Gust Bemdt, 87, former Richland resident, died of burns suffered in an explosion at 
his home in Claire City, SD. , Sunday. He suffered severe bums when a gas stove exploded 
and caused a fire which partially destroyed the house. 

He was the father of Mrs. Alfred Jaeger, of Mooreton, Another daughter, Mrs. Odell 

Raaen resides in Rosholt, while his two sons, Henry and Arnold live in Claire City, SD. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday from Zion Lutheran Church near Claire City. 

********** April 23, 1959 

THEA BALL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Charles (Thea) Ball, 71, of Fairmount, died Saturday evening in a hospital at 
Breckenridge, MN. The funeral was held Wednesday in the Schmitt-Poulton Chapel at Wah- 
peton. The Rev. P. A. Gisvold officiated. Burial was in Maine Township, Otter Tail Cou- 
nty, MN. 

Bom at Minot, ND. , then Dakota Territory, Feb. Ath, 1888, she was the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Thorsten Lien. Her parents homesteaded on a farm near Minot and moved to the 
Fairmount area in 1892. 

She was employed in Fairmount and Hankinson before her marriage to Charles Ball in 
Minneapolis on Sept. Uth, 193A. The couple operated a store near Otter Tail Lake, in 

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Otter Tail County, M. Mr. Ball died in March of 1941. 

Mrs. Ball sold the store in 1950 and operated a cafe in Hankinson for 5 years. She 
then moved to Fainnount where she had resided until her death. 

She is survived by three brothers, Theodore of Hawley, MN., Carl of Richville, MN. , 

and Lloyd of Fainnount, and 4 sisters, Mrs. A. W. Lulck of Fairmount, Mrs. Ella Lawson of 

Washington state, Mrs. Elsie Holden of Canby, DR., and Mrs. Fred Jarl of Minneapolis and 
13 nieces and nephews. *********** April 23, 1959 

LAMARS NEWS.... Mrs. Earl Rosenkranz received word Friday that her brother Bertram 
Clark of Kansas City, MO., had passed away suddenly, Mrs. Rosenkranz and Mr. and Mrs. 
Tony Gillispie of Rosholt accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burlison as they left early 
Sunday morning to attend the funeral on Monday. 

********** April 23, 1959 

LAMARS NEWS Mrs. Thea Ball of Fairmount, a former resident of this community 

passed away at the St. Francis Hospital Saturday evening. She died of a sudden severe 
stroke. Mrs. Ball was a sister of Mrs. A. W. Luick and Mr. Lloyd Lein. 

********** April 23, 1959 

Among the relatives leaving on Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Pauline Lam- 
berly of Hinckley, MN. , who passed away on Saturday, were her two sisters, Mrs. Alvina 
Krump and Mrs. Mary Krump, Marvin Krump, Mrs. Wilmer Baldner, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krump, 
Mrs. Will Krump, Mrs. Ira Keeney, Mrs. Henry J. Krump, Elroy Krump and Mrs. Albert Buck- 
house. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning. 

********** April 23, 1959 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS The community extends its sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Riggle, 

she received word Sunday that Mr. Riggle's brother, Charles Riggle, of New Rockford, ND. , 
passed away suddenly Saturday after a short illness. Mr. Riggle plans to leave for New 
Rockford Tuesday to attend the funeral on Wednesday. 

********** April 23, 1959 

ATTEOT father's FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spear and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Spear of Fairmount att- 
ended the funeral of Art Spears father, Howard Spear, 83, who died Tuesday, April 7th, 
1959, at the hospital at Britton, SD. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday April 11th, at Oakes, ND. Mr. and Mrs. Spear, 
Janice and Larry stayed for the remainder of the v/eekend. 

,********** April 23, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Tiegs, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gaedcke and Oliva, Henry Milbrandt, 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jasmer of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Voeltz of Osseo, MN., attend- 
ed the funeral for their uncle, Herman Jasmer, at Leola, SD. , on Saturday. Mr. Jasmer, 
81, died on April 23rd. He v/as a former resident of Hankinson. 

********** April 30, 1959 

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MRS. G. KUEHL RITES HELD TODAy' 

Funeral services for Mrs. Gustave (Einma) Kuehl of Hanklnson, who passed away April 
27th, at the St. Gerard Hospital from a lingering illness, were held Thursday afternoon 
from the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. F. W. Paul officiated. Interment was in 
the church cemetery. 

Emma B. Kuehl, nee Davis, was born Aug. 14th, 1891, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elisa 
Davis of Grason Valley, VA. She was baptized and later became a member of the First Christ- 
ian Church in Grason Valley. 

She was married to Gustave Kuehl on April 10th, 19A0. They lived on a farm south of 
Hankinson, until two years ago when they moved to Hankinson. 

I'Irs. Kuehl is survived by her husband and a host of friends. Pallbearers were: 
Charles Milbrandt, Fred Emde, Harry Boldt, Edwin Bladow, Charles Marvin and Max Schmidt. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** April 30, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Evangel- 
ical United Brethren Church at Great Bend for Miss Bemice Stoltenow, 40, who died Wednes- 
day in Billings, MT. She was a native of Great Bend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stol- 
tenow, deceased. 

Rev. Arthur Mueller, a nephew, of Fergus Falls, and the Rev. Robert Bechtle officiated. 
The Rev. and Mrs. Norman Neumann sang. Vertin's Funeral Home of Wahpeton had charge of 
the arrangements. Pallbearers were six nephews, Eugene Hoeft, Robert Ehrens, Willard 
Hoeft, Lowell Sedler, Gerald Sedler and Gary Nellennoe. 

Miss Stoltenow, a registered nurse, had been a supervisor in pediatrics about eight 
years in St. John's Hospital at Fargo. She left for Scobey, MT., in 1952. After two years 
she went to Billings, MT., where she was employed in the office of a physician. She had 
been ill for several months. 

Born on Nov. 26th, 1918, Miss Stoltenow was graduated from Wahpeton High School and 
the School of Nursing in Breckenridge. She had been a nurse in Duluth a short time before 
coming to Fargo. She leaves to mourn five sisters: Mrs. Earl (Lola) Nellermoe of Fargo, 
Mrs. Herbert (Edna) Hoeft of rural Hankinson, Mrs. Milton (Ellen) Sedler of Great Bend, 
Mrs. Oliver (Bessie) Schultz of rural Wahpeton, Mrs. Allen (Florence) Milbrandt of rural 
Wahpeton. ^**^^***^* April 30, 1959 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 

William Johnson of Minneapolis died Sunday, April 19th, 1959, after being in poor 
health for several years. He is the son of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Johnson, who were 
former owners of the Edwin Moon farm years ago. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, April 26th and interment was in the 
Rose Lat-ra Cemetery at Minneapolis. William Johnson was a former member of the Masons and 
the Eastern Star at Fairmount. 

He is survived by his wife. Fern Johnson, of Minneapolis. Mr. Johnson is a cousin of 
Mrs. Goldie Leathart and Mrs. Roy Branson. April 30 1959 

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SIGFRIED HECK LAST RITES HELD 

Funeral services for Sigfried Heck, 83, were held Wednesday at 9 AM., from the St. 
Philip's Church, Msgr, G. C. Bierens celebrated the funeral mass. Interment was in the 
Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson. 

Sigfried Heck was born in Berlin, Germany on June 2nd, 1875, son of Max and Agnes 
Heck. He attended school in Germany and was married to Magdalen Berchler. They came to 
America in 1903, settling in Lindsay, NE., for a year. Then moved to Parkston, SD. , Harvey 
and Hankinson, ND. He was employed by the John R. Jones Lumber Co. 

He was in failing health for many years and passed away on May 3rd. Surviving are 
his wife, two daughters, Marie Mauer of Hankinson and Julia of Minneapolis, two sons, 
Mike and John, Hankinson, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One son 
preceded him in death. He is also survived by a brother, Jerome Heck, Parston, SD- 

The pallbearers were: William Weiser, Henry Thomas, Norman Wirtz, Richard Wolfe, 
Harry Wirtz and Jerome Mauer. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** May 7, 1959 

LAMARS NEWS .... Word has been received here that Mr. Stanley Robert, 52, passed 
away March 31st. Cause of death was a heart attack suffered during the night. Mr. Rob- 
ert was raised in LaMars Twsp. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roberts were former own- 
ers of the farm now owned by Leonard Osborn. For the past 21 years he has operated a 
beauty salon at Spokane, WA. He was laid to rest beside his parents and his brother, 
Emerson, at Nampa, ID. * ^ * ^ ^ ^ * * ^ * j^^ 7^ ^959 

MANTADOR NEWS .... Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Novotny and daughter, Sandra, of Milwaukee, 
WI., came on Friday to attend funeral services for the former's grandmother, Mrs. Prchal 
at Lidgerwood on Saturday. They returned to their home on Monday. 

********** May 7, 1959 

MRS. M. REINKE FUNERAL FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Math (Elizabeth) Reinke, 62, who passed away early Tuesday 
morning at her farm home in Elma Township, will be held Friday at 9 AM., from St. Philip's 
Church. Msgr. G. C. Bierens will celebrate the funeral mass. Interment will be in Calvary 
Cemetery. 

Mary Elizabeth Hentz, daughter of Jacob Hentz, was bom Feb. 7th, 1896, at Hankinson. 
She attended the public school and grew to womanhood in this community. She was married 
to Math Reinke on Oct. 5th, 1920. They farmed near Mooreton until they moved to their 
present farm in Elma Township in 1942. 

Surviving are her husband, three daughters: Marcella Schultz and Betty Lou Reinke, of 
St. Paul, Grace at home, two sons, James and George of Hankinson, 5 grandchildren; also 
a sister, Mrs. Anton (Regina) Lenzen, three brothers, John A. Hentz, Leo and Herman Bagus, 
all of Hankinson community. 

Pallbearers will be Ed German, Mike Wawers, Math Elson, Henry Wawers , Mike Birnbaura 

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*' and Math Schiltz. The Wippertnan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** May 14, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

J. M. Sletting and his sister, Mrs. Vida Larson, attended the funeral service of Mr. 
Sletting's mother, Mrs. Anna Jacobson of Christine, ND. , which was held at the Bethany 
Lutheran Church at Abercrombie, ND. , Monday afternoon, May 11th. The pastors officiating 
at the service are the Rev. Olson of Christine and the Rev. Upstad of Abercrombie. 

Mrs. Anna Jacobson, 89, passed away Thursday morning. May 7th, 1959, at the Wahpeton 
Rehabilitation Center at Wahpeton where she was a patient after being dismissed earlier 
from the St. Francis Hospital where she had been hospitalized for 3 weeks. 

Mrs. Jacobson had made her home for many years earlier at Fairmount in the J. M. 
Sletting home. ********** May 14, 1959 

JOHN KATH, 84, DIES WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for John Kath, 84, of Hankinson will be held Friday at 2:30 PM 
from the Wipperman Funeral Home and at 3 PM from Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Otto 
Troug will officiate. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

Mr. Kath passed away early Wednesday morning at the St. Gerard Hospital, following 
a lingering Illness. 

Mr. Kath was born in West Prussia, April 15th, 1875, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Kath. 
He attended schools in Prussia and for a time worked in the mines that Martin Luther 
started at Eisilabena, Saxon. 

He came to America in 1893, settling at Fairbault, MN. On Jan. 15th, 1901, he marr- 
ied Martha Koltmon. In 1914 they came to North Dakota settling on a farm southwest of 
Hankinson. They moved to Hankinson in 1916, where he was employed. His wife died in 1939. 

He is survived by the following children, Clara (Mrs. A. Matheson) of Breckenridge; 
Hattie (Mrs. Ike Barringer) of Chicago City, MN. ; George of Lidgerwood; Edwarth Kath; 
Esther (Mrs. Leonard Smith); Gladys (Mrs. John Harkins) all of Fairbault, MN. ; Arthur 
and Robert Kath of Minneapolis, Leoiaard and Dorothy (Mrs. Art Hanson) of Hankinson and 
Reuben Kath of Wahpeton, two children William and Elizabeth preceded him in death. He is 
also survived by two brothers, Gustave of Minneapolis and William of Davenport, lA. , and 
36 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

There will be a prayer service at 8:30 Thursday evening. Friends may call after 
3 PM. , Thursday at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** May 28, 1959 

MRS. FRANK SCHROEDER RITES AT SO. ST. PAUL 

Funeral services were held on Saturday at So. St. Paul for Mrs. Frank Schroeder, a 
former resident of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Schroeder passed away at the home of her daughter, Irene Hardt at Rockford, CO., 

on May 17th. She has several relatives in this area. 

********** May 28, 1959 



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FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brown of Embderi, ND.,"went by plane to Ingle- 
wood, CA. , recently to attend the funeral of Mrs. Brown's sister. Miss Margit Condreal. 
Mr. and Mrs. Brown are the parents of Mrs. Earl Schouweiler and Miss Sondreal is her aunt. 
(Condreal or Sondreal ?) ********** May 28, 1959 

WIFE of FORMER LOCAL MAN DIES in TOKYO, JAPAN 

The Director of Military Personnel of the U. S. Air Force Headquarters in Tokyo, 
confirmed by telegram late Wednesday to relativss in Hankinson that Mrs. Henry L. Erb. Jr., 
was found dead Tuesday, apparently of knife wounds. Information as the untimely death of 
Mrs. Erb came late Monday evening here through Associated Press dispatches. 

Mrs. Erb was the former Barbara Lee Lazenby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Lazenby 
of Dallas, TX. The Lazenby 's resided in Hankinson for several years, leaving here in 1951. 
He was Superintendent of the Public School here. Henry Erb, Jr. , is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry Erb of this city. 

A U. S. Air Force spokesman, according to an Associated Press dispatch said that 
Sgt. Erb is now in a military hospital in Tokyo and is under phychiatric treatment. He is 
not being held, according to information received by the family here. Sgt. Erb called his 
commanding officer immediately after the incident, according to reports received. 

The family here first heard of the tragedy about midnight Tuesday through news services. 
An attempt was made to reach official sources for confirmation through the Red Cross imm- 
ediately. On Tuesday afternoon the Adolph Erb family called Senator William Langer at 
Washington, DC, and within a couple of hours he relayed official information to the fam- 
ily here through a contact with the military in Tokyo. The official telegram reached the 
families here early Wednesday evening: 

"It is with deep regret that I officially inform you of the death of your daughter-in- 
law, Mrs. Barbara Lee Erb, wife of T-Sgt. Henry W. Erb. She died in Japan on 3 June, 1959. 
The Commander has requested that Sgt. Erb be hospitalized. Their children are well and 
are presently being cared for by neighbors under the family services program supervisor." 

Major Genreal R. J. Reeves 
Director of Military Personnel 
Headquarters, U. S. Air Force. 

The family here reached Sgt. Erb's commanding officer in Tokyo by telephone late Wed- 
nesday night. Lt. Col. Abisc told them that no one is permitted to see Sgt. Erb, except 
his doctor and that the children, Deborah, 2, and David, 2 months, are being cared for by 
neighbors in the military housing area where Sgt. and Mrs. Erb lived. 

Mrs. Erb's body will be returned to Texas for burial and arrangements are now being ma 
made to return the children to the home of their grandparents in Texas. Pat Lazenby, sister 
of the victim, recently returned from Tokyo where she had visited with the Erb family. 
Miss Lazenby has offered to go to Tokyo, if the military approved and make the necessary 
arrangements. ********** June A, 1959 

GUSTAVE RACKOW RITES HELD HERE 

Funeral services for Gustave E. Rackow, Ik, who passed away at Northfield, MN., Fri- 

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day morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hank- 
inson. Rev. F. Paul, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Gustave E. Rackow, known to all his friends as "Buff," was the son of Emilie and Ferd- 
inand Rackow, born July 7th, 1885, in Richland County, ND. He attended school at Hankin- 
son and the School of Pharmacy at Fargo and Minneapolis. He was engaged in business at 
Hankinson and at Mantador for over AO years. "Buff" had a large circle of friends and his 
accommodating ways endeared him to all. 

He was married in 1911 to Theresa Chinberg of Lake City, MN. To this union was bom 
four daughters,' one died in infancy. Mr. Rackow was in ill health for the past several 
years, retiring from the pharmacy business. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Theresa, daughters, Mrs. Howard School, of 
Northfield, MN., Mrs. G. A. Skogland and Mrs. Douglas E. Moore, both of Covina, CA. , 
seven grandchildren, also sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Rahn, Mrs. John Bradford and Mrs. Carl 
Albers, and brothers, Ferdinand Rackow and Bill Macheel. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** June 4, 1959 

MRS. STEINWEHR LAID TO REST 

Mrs. Ernest (Bertha) Steinwehr, 91, formerly a resident of this community, died Sun- 
day afternoon in a Wahpeton rest home, where she had resided the past years. 

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday, at the Immaneul Lutheran Church, the 
Rev. Otto Truog officiating. 

Mrs. Steinwehr was born in Germany, on Dec. 22nd, 1867. She was the daughter of Fred- 
erTck and Emilia Hohenstern. She was united in marriage to Mr. Ernest Steinwehr in the 
year 1886. They then resided on' a farm three miles north of Hankinson until 1912. Then 
they moved to Hankinson. Mr. Steinwehr passed away in Dec. of 1945. Mrs. Steinwehr cont- 
inued to reside in Hankinson until 1951. 

Surviving are only one son, Theodore Steinwehr, of rural Hankinson, and two sisters, 
Mrs. Alma Becker of Pasadena, CA. , and Mrs. Art (Martha) Brosowske of Barney. Also six 
grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 

A daughter, .Martha (Mrs. Erwin Prochnow) two brothers, five sisters and three grand- 
children preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers are: Elmer Hohenstern, Harry Hohenstern, Donald Hohenstern, Vernon Brosow- 
ske, John Pankow and Albert Tiegs. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, 

********** June 11, 1959 

T. L. WA1^IG, 96, RITES HELD 

Funeral services for Thorn L.' Wang, 96, of rural New Effington, were held Tuesday, 
June 9th, from the farm home and the Walla Lutheran Church, New Effington, Rev. Robert 
Johnson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Wang passed away Saturday 
at St. Gerard's Hospital. 

Thorn L. Wang was born in Norway. He emraigrated to America, coming to Montevideo, MN., 
later going to Elbow Lake, MN. In 1891 he married Olivia Olson. They moved to a farm 

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northwest' of New Effington in 1895, taking up a homestead. He has since resided on the 
farm. His wife passed away in 19A9. 

He is survived by a daughter, Inga at hone. Mrs. Clarence Woldren of- Leola, SD. , Mrs. 
Ben Dela Barie of Bismarck, Helga of Yankton, SD. , sons Louis at home and Ole of Plenty- 
wood, MT. Two children preceded him in death. He is also survived by several grandchildren. 

The Stenson-Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

********** June 11, 1959 

DRICKES FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY 

Funeral services for John Drickes of Hankinson were held Tuesday at 9 AM from the St. 
Philip's Church, Msgr. Bierens celebrating the funeral mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemet- 
ery. Mr. Drickes passed away Saturday morning. 

John Drickes was born March 7th, 1884, in Luxemberg. He came to America, coming to 
Wendell, MN., later to Hankinson, where he was employed on the Soo Line section. He ret- 
ired in 19A0. He was married to Katherine Godfried in 1913. 

He is survived by his wife, daughters, Mrs. Ladus Mauer and Mrs. John R. Scheller of 
Hankinson, Mrs. Margaret Donovan, St. Paul and a son, Frank Godfried, of Green Bay, WI., 
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The rosary was recited at 7:30 PM. , Monday evening, at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** June 11, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... Mr. Oliver Worner of Paynesville, Mr. Morris Werner, Mrs. Manville 
Stoltenow and Mrs. Harvey Thiele, all went to Bismarck Thursday to attend the funeral of 
their uncle, Mr. Walter Worner. 

********** June 11, 1959 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES 
Miss Marie Rud, A8, of Forman, ND. , died on May 16th, 1959, at the hospital at Britten, 
SD. Miss Rud made her home for ten years in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rassier at Fair- 
mount. Miss Rud, after leaving Fairmount had been a patient fer 18 years at San Haven, ND. 
She was released recently and was making her home with her sister. Her two brothers, who 
are in the service, also came from California for the funeral. 

Those from 'Fairmount attending the funeral, which was held May 23rd, at the Trinity 
Lutheran Church at Forman, were Mrs. Joe Rassier, Mrs. Jens Karlsbak and Mrs. Herman Olig 
who accompanied Mrs. Donald Sikerski to Forman fer the funeral. 

********** June 11, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Schultz, Mrs. Ed Loll and Luella motored to 

Paynesville, MN., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lell's sister-in-law. 

********** June 25, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Herb Goerger, Mrs. Chas . Heitkamp and Ed Goerger left on Sunday for 
Whittemore, lA., to attend funeral services for their brother- in-law, Thomas VJeir, en Mon- 
day. Mr. Weir passed away at his heme in Gregory, SD. , and intermaent was made in Iowa. 

********** June 25, 1959 

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FORMER ELMA RESIDENT PASSED AWAY, JUNE 24 

Mrs. Nellie Sweeney, a former resident of Elma Township, in Richland County, ND., and 
an early pioneer, who owned and operated a farm by the North and South Dakota state line, 
passed away Wednesday, June 2Ath at Tekawitha Hospital in Sisseton, SD., after being conf- 
ined there for several months, at the age of 86. 

She was bom June 2Ath, 1873, of Irish-Canadian parents in Renfrew County, Ontario, 
Canada, where she lived till early womanhood, coming to this country in 1893 and filing on 
a homestead in Burke County, ND., shortly afterward. 

She taught school for many years both in Elma and Duerr Townships in North Dakota and 
other townships and also in Roberts County, SD. , making her home on the Reservation by the 
state line, southwest of Hankinson, where she owned at one time a sizable farm extending 
both on the North and South side of the state line, which she operated for many years. 

Mrs. Sweeney was one of a family of nine children of whom only two at present survive 
her; Wm. Baisley of Hankinson and a sister, Mrs. M. J. McParland of Vancouver, BC. She is 
survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louis Forsythe, her husband having passed away many years 
ago. She will be mourned by relatives and many friends who knew and admired her for her 
courage in the early pioneer days on the Sisseton Reservation in meeting the challenge and 
hardship and struggles that many of these early settlers had to undergo. 

But who by their unswerving fidelity to the purpose of making a home for themselves, 
they would not yield and were finally triumphant in seeing their efforts rewarded by fine 
homes and farms that as of today make this section an Eden in which they can take a pardon- 
able pride and health, home, happiness provide. 

Funeral arrangements were held at Capill Funeral Home, Sisseton, June 27th, and from 
St. Peter's Church at 9 to 10 AM., to the local cemetery in Sisseton, SD. 

The pallbearers were Joe Weber, L. Hanish, Oliver Tasa, Bill Rauchwater, Leo Dietz 
and Mike Fischer. ********** juiy 2, 1959 

Mrs. Alfred Hoel left on Saturday to visit relatives in Kansas, and to attend the 
funeral of a sister-in-law, Mrs. ...olph Murphy. Mrs. Hoel will be gone about one week. 

********** July 2, 1959 

WANG PASSED AWAY, JUNE 6 

Thron Larsen Wang was bom July 30th, 1862, at Jerpseth Vangen Erdshag, Norway, son 
of Lars Larsen and Ingborg Berger. He was baptized in the Norwegian Lutheran Church on 
Oct. 19th, 1862, and confirmed Sept. 30th, 1877 at Erdshag. He came to Montevidio, MN., 
in the spring of 1889 and a year later to Elbow Lake, MN. He was married on Aug. 10th, 
1891 to Olivia Olsen. 

In the spring of 1897, he moved, with his family, to his homestead in South Dakota, 
where he resided until his death. He had eight children. Two children, his wife, parents, 
3 brothers, 2 sisters preceded him in death. One sister, 99 years old, passed away March 
27th, 1959 in Nor\>?ay. 

His surviving children are: Louis and Inga at home, Mrs. Clarence (Emily) Woldren, 

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Letcher, SD., Ole, of Plentywood, MT. , Mrs. Ben (Tillie) Dela Barre, Bismarck, Helga of 
Yankton, SD. He is also survived by six grandchildren. 

In failing health for 7 months, he became a patient at St. Gerard's Hospital, Hankin- 
son, and passed peacefully away Saturday, June 6th, at 7:15 AM. He attained the age of 
95 years, 10 months, 5 days and leaves to mourn his children, relatives and many friends. 
Mr. Wang was a loving and devoted father and loved by all who knew him. 

Funeral services were from the home at 1 o'clock PM and Walla Lutheran Church at 2 PM 
on June 9th. Pallbearers were: Sam Edstrom, Elbow Lake, MN. ; Joe Walvich, Elbow Lake; 
Lawrence and Einar Jerpseth, Madison, MN. ; Gordon Thompson, Hankinson and Eddie Nicheson, 
Cayuga, ND. 

Thron Larsen Wang was the grandson of General Thron Jerpseth of Norway, who was a 
General at the time Norway and Sweden were at war. 

Thron Larsen changed his name to Wang the first years he was at Elbow Lake, MN., be- 
cause of the confusion cased by so many named Larsen. The name came from Jerpseth Wangen 
from Erdskag, an estate owned by his grandfather. A school master from Norway sent Thron 
Wang a ticket to come to America. 

During his first years in South Dakota, he was interested in an education for his 
children. He and John L. Moen bought lumber themselves and built a school house. Mart- 
inek donated land near the Wang farm. The school opened in 1899 in Lein Twsp., No. 2., 
Roberts County. Mr. Wang was the first school clerk. 

He was road boss for a few years, and worked hard for good roads, when the railroad 
came to New Effington he wanted to get a Farmer's Elevator started. He got neighbors and 
friends to buy shares and they started the Farmer's Co-operative Elevator, New Effington. 

********** July 9, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS.... Mrs. Robert Bechtle received a telephone call from Saginaw, MI., 
early Monday morning, that her brother, Mr. Larson passed away very unexpectedly of a heart 
attack, which was a shock to Mrs. Bechtle. Rev. and Mrs. R. Bechtle, Phyllis and Delores, 
left Monday for Michigan to attend the funeral on Thursday. This community extends a 
heartful sympathy to the family. 



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July 9, 1959 



MANTADOR NEWS.... Word came on Sunday of the sudden death of Albert Duwenhoegger at 
Veblen. He had been in ill health for some time. Several from here plan to attend Funeral 
services at Veblen on Wednesday. ^^^^^^^^^^ j^^^ g^ ^959 

AUGUST IWEHLER DIES TODAY 

Word was just received shortly before 1:00 PM Thursday, July 16th (press time) that 
August Muehler, longtime rural Hankinson farmer, passed away in the St. Francis Hospital, 
at Breckenridge, MN. 

Muehler farmed west of Hankinson in Brightwood Township. A complete obituary will be 

printed in next week's paper. 

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93-YEAR-OLD PIONEER DIES 

Death came to a 93 year old pioneer of the Hankinson conimunity on Sunday evening, 
July 12th when Maria Arndt passed away at the Roberts County, SD., Community Hospital at 
Sisseton, SD. 

l-Irs. Arndt was born at Humboldt, KS., on May 26th, 1866, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. 
F. A. Lange. She spent her girlhood in Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota. She married Rev. 
August Arndt on April 15th, 1890. To this union were born fourteen children, two of which, 
died in infancy. 

They first resided at Eden, MN., later moving to Wood Lake, MN. After Rev. Amdt's 
resignation from the ministry the family moved to St. Paul and later to a farm in Richland 
County, southeast of Hankinson. Mrs. Arndt lived on the farm with her children after Mr. 
Arndt 's death in 1918. 

Twelve years ago she moved to Elma Twsp., with her daughters, Emma and Lydia and her 
son Emmanuel. She became ill with mild strokes on June 24th, July 6th and on the 9th she 
had a severe stroke which resulted in a coma, from which she never regained consciousness. 

Surviving are the following children; William, North Bend, WA. ; Mrs. Wm. Henke (Clara) 
New Effington, SD.; Lydia, Emma, Emmanuel at home, Mrs. Edna Fellbaum, Sisseton, SD. ; 
Arthur, Moorhead, MI^.; Henry, Elma iTv7sp. ; Edwin, Duerr Twsp.; Mrs. Gertrude Kutter, Hank- 
inson; Mrs. Al Hagen, Esther, Olympia, WA. ; and Rev. Reinhard Arndt of Vernon Center, MN. 

She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. 
Ernestine Vonnhoff, Goodhue, MN.; Mrs. Meta Neibelscher of San Carlos, CA. , and one bro- 
ther, Henry Lange, Chicago, IL. Six sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. 

Services were held Thursday at 1 PM. , from the Wipperman Funeral Home and 2:30 from 
Zion Lutheran Church near Claire City, SD. Rev. Otto Troug officiated. Interment: was in 
Zion Lutheran Cemetery. ********** July 16, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT RAILROAD MAN DIED MONDAY 

Ed Schoeneck of Wahpeton, died unexpectedly Monday morning when he was stricken on 
the Milwaukee Railroad motor car while patroling track south of Fairmount. 

Mr. Schoeneck who is the first man was acting forman while the Forman, Reinhard Awe 
of Fairmount, was on vacation. Assisting Mr. Schoeneck was David Awe, son of Reinhard 
Awe. He was stricken about 9 o'clock on Monday, July 13th and David Awe held him and as 
well as taking the motor car back to the Milwaukee Depot. The agent, Mr. Birkholz, called 
the ambulance and he was taken to the St. Francis Hospital, where it was reported he was 
dead upon arrival. ********** July 16, 1959 

- FORMER AGENT DIES 

Word has been received here by friends that Leander Knudson of Duluth, MN., died Sat- 
urday morning, July 11th, 1959, Mr. Knudson was a former Soo Line agent at the depot in 
Fairmount for about five years. 

Mr. Knudson' s family came to Fairmount in 1947 and built a new home in Fairmount where 
they resided until 1952 when they moved to Duluth where he was employed at the railroad 

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there. They sold their home in Fainnount to Mrs. Ruby Schutt. Mr. Knudson is survivied 
by his wife and one daughter, Dianne who reside in Duluth. 

********** July 16 _ 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Joe Rassier and Mrs. Mary Toms attended the funeral of their 

cousin, Friday afternoon at Wahpeton, for Mrs. Dan Wright, 98, of Ely, MN. Schmitt and 
Poulton were in charge of the burial at the Calvary Cemetery. 

********** July 16, 1959 

AUGUST MUEHLER RITES HELD SUNDAY 

Funeral services for August W. Muehler, lifetime resident of Hankinson, were held Sun- 
day at 2 o'clock at the E & R Church with Rev. F. Paul officiating. 

Mr. Muehler was born on Aug. 14th, 1896, at Fainnount, ND. His parents were Mr. and 
Mrs. Gustave Muehler. He moved with his parents to Brightwood Township where he grew up 
and farmed. In 1917 he was united in marriage to Hertha Roeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frederick Roeder. To this union, three daughters were born. 

Mr. Muehler served on the church council for many years and held numerous school, 
church and township offices. 

Mr. Muehler has been in poor health for sometime and on June 20th he entered the St. 
Francis Hospital. On July 4th, he suffered a severe stroke and passed away Thursday. He 
leaves to mourn his sorrowing wife; three daughters, Ada, Mrs. Clarence Buckhouse, Park 
River, ND. ; Ruth, Mrs. Gilbert Buckhouse, Hankinson; and Janice at home. He is also sur- 
vived by 13 grandchildren, three sisters. Bertha, Mrs. Robert Berg; Theresa, Mrs. Ed. Wil- 
precht of Hankinson, and Lena, Mrs. Orie Baker of Wahpeton; one brother, Robert, of Hankin- 
son, besides a host of relatives and friends. His parents, two brothers and two sisters 
preceded him in death. Mr. Muehler attained the age of 62 years, 11 months and 28 days. 

The following nephews were pallbearers: Roger and Clifford Roeder, Elroy Muehler, 
Walter Berg, Lloyd Wilprecht, Alvin Medenwaldt. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** July 23, 1959 

RURAL MAN DRIVER IN FATAL ACCIDENT 

Edward H. Ewald, 79, who lived in South Dakota, near Browns Valley, MN., was killed 
Sunday when he was struck by a car driven by a rural Hankinson resident. 

The driver was Martin J. Birche, 28, Roberts County Sheriff Herbert Mundt of Sisseton, 
SD., said. The Sheriff said Ewald was walking along the county road about 15 miles east 
of Sisseton when the accident happened. 

There were five others in the car, from Hankinson, Lidgerwood and Fairmount, the Sher- 
iff said. A coroner's inquest is being held. 

********** July 23, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mersch attended funeral services for the latter's 

cousin at Kranzburg, SD., on Friday. 

********** July 23, 1959 

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RITES HELD FOR PIONEER WOMAN 

A pioneer mother of the Hankinson community, passed away Thursday evening in the 
death of Mrs. August (Minnie) Roeder. She had been in failing health for the past year. 

Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 PM from the Church. Rev. F. Paul officiated. 
Tliere was a chapel service at 8:30 Saturday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Hdme. Inter- 
ment was beside her husband in the Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. 

Minnie Berg was born Jan. 14th, 1876, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Berg, in West 
Prussia, Germany. At the age of six, she came to America with her parents. She was con- 
firmed March 30th, 1890, by the late Rev. Hinck. She grew to womanhood on her parent's 
farm and was married to August Roeder, Nov. 14th, 1895. They made their home on a farm in 
Moran Twsp., until 1945 when they moved to Hankinson. Mr. Roeder died on April 20th, 1953. 

She is survived by five sons, Edwin, Theodore, Emil, Walter and Robert, all living in 
the Hankinson area, also by two brothers, Robert and Herman Berg of Hankinson; two sisters, 
Mrs. Emma Newman and Clare Berg and her parents preceded her in death. She is also survived 
by nine grandchildren, two having preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers were Edward Roeder, Walter Berg, Elroy Milbrandt, Milton Bladow, Orin Ved- 

der and Emil Newman. 

********** July 30, 1959 

FORMER PIONEER DIES AT HICKSON 

Mrs. Mary A. Mourer, a former Hankinson pioneer, died on Wednesday morning, July 22nd, 
at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Lockwood, in Hickson, ND. 

She was born Feb. 5th, 1874, at Paducah, KY., daughter of Capt. and Mrs. R. A. Tyson, 
and came to Dakota Territory and homesteaded 10 miles southwest of Hankinson. 

She was married Dec. 30th, 1890, to Andrew Mourer. He preceded her in death on Sept. 
2nd, 1940. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Evelyn Petterson., Mrs. 0. F. (Hazel) 
Caulkins, Rosholt, SD., Mrs. Fred (Irene) Miller, Robinson, ND.; two sons, A. R. Mourer, 
Moorhead, MN., and C. N. Mourer, Bismarck, ND. A daughter, Cleo, and a son, Allen, preceded 
her in death. She is also survived by one sister, three brothers, 17 grandchildren and 
29 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday July 25th in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Moorhead, with Rev. W. James Henderson officiating. 

Burial was in the Tyson Cemetery, south of Hankinson. 

********** July 30, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Puetz returned on Friday from Altura, MN., where 
they had attended funeral services for a cousin, Ed Puetz. 

********** July 30, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS.... The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Mauch passed away shortly after 
birth on Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. , and was buried at the 
Mantador Cemetery on Monday morning with Rev. Fr. Miller officiating. 

********** July 30, 1959 

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Grant Helgeson went to Minneapolis Friday evening and was an overnight guest in the 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Olstad home. Saturday morning, he accompanied the Olstad's to Lanes- 
boro, MM., to attend the funeral of Marty Sorom, close friend and classmate of Messrs. 
Helgeson and Olstad, who died suddenly of a heart attack. 

********** July 30, 1959 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS.... The community extends their sympathies to the families of Grandma 
Roeder, who passed away Thursday evening. Those from out of town who attended the funeral 
were: Mrs. Lowell Johnson, Mrs. Leon Johnson, Mrs. Bob Nelson, Mrs. Helene Medenwaldt and 
Mrs. Roger Johnson of Wheaton, Mrs. Rose Godijohn of Fergus Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Herman 
Roeder of Wahpeton and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Coppin of Erhart, MN. 

********** July 30, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Martin Moeller attended the funeral Monday, July 27th, 

of his uncle, August ...tjen at Dumont, MN. 

********** July 30, 1959 

B. W. LAUGHLIN DIES WEDNESDAY 
Word was received here of the death of B. W. Laughlin, 72, of Detroit Lakes, MN. He 
passed away Wednesday evening at his home. 

Mr. Laughlin, a former Hankinson resident, had been in failing health for some time. 
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time today. 

********** August 6, 1959 

George Schuett received word that his brother-in-law, J. E. Ostline of Chicago, passed 
aw^ Friday. The funeral services were held Monday. 

********** August 6, 1959 

WILLIAM TRAFFORD 

William Trafford was born Oct. 15th, 1871, at Iron Mountain, MI. He grew up and 
attended schools in LeMars, lA. In 1901 he moved to Bemidji, MN., where he spent several 
years working in the lumber mills. In 1906 he came to the Fairmount vicinity and purchased 
a farm in LaMars Township. 

Mr. Trafford never married but he raised the Grimes children and in later years he has 
made his home with them. He has been in failing health the past five years and passed away 
at 3 AM Monday, Aug. 3rd., at the Roy Grimes home in LaMars. He was a kind and good friend 
to all who knew him. 

Survivors are: one sister, Edithe Trohela, Bozeman, MT.; one brother, Charles, of Le- 
Mars, lA.; Roy Grimes, Elwood Grimes and Mrs. Melvin Field (May) all of Fairmount; Mrs. 
David Bruce (Ada) of Wheaton. 

Funeral services were held at Bethany Methodist Church in La Mars Wednesday afternoon, 
Aug. 5th, with the Rev. Charles Bryan officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Fred Snyder, Sr., Tom Green, Otto Radde, George Osborn, Wm. 
Rosenkranz and Glen Willis. Active pallbearers were: Geo. Bickerdike, B. E. Chapman, 
Clarence Schutt, Lloyd Fleischauer, Kenneth Sander, and Paul Walter. 

********** August 6, 1959 

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MANTADOR NEWS.... Fred Mauch, Jack and Florence, returned on Tuesday evening from 

Pipestone, MN., where they had attended the funeral services for his sister-in-law, Mrs. 

Jack Kohen. ^ ^ , 

********** August 13, 1959 

NATHAN E. MANOCK DIES IN EAST 

Nathan E. Manock, 40, native of Fairmount, who moved to Syracuse, NY., in 195A, died 
July 25th in a Veteran's Hospital in Syracuse, after a long illness. The funeral was held 
Friday, July 31st, in the Fairmount Methodist Church, the Rev. B. B. Curtis officiating. 
The Fairmount Legion had charge of the military services. Milton Sletten sang, with Mrs. 
Bryan accompanying. 

Mr. Manock was born Sept. 16th, 1918, the son of Mrs. Loren Manock and the late Mr. 
Manock. He served in the Army in World War II and married Agnes May Crome in Belfast, 
Ireland, in 1943. 

They returned to Fairmount after his discharge and farmed there until going to Syracuse, 
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons and two daughters, Louise, James, Cecelia, Daniel 
and Bernard; his mother, Mrs. Loren (Elsie) Manock, Fairmount; three brothers, Lloyd, Mar- 
vin and Melvin all of Wahpeton. 

Four sisters: Mrs. Daniel (Mary) Gill, Wahpeton; Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) Miranowski, 
Breckenridge; Mrs. Charles (Alice) Buckholz, and Mrs. Alfred (Elaine) Hubrig, both of Fair- 
mount; a half brother, Arthur Manock, in Wisconsin and a half sister, Mrs. Elmer (Viola) 
Miles in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father, brother and sister. 

Pallbearers were: George Mahler, Arthur Mahler, Leroy Berg, Bemie Hough, Cyril 
Meyer, and James Meyer. ******^**^ August 13, 1959 

JOHN E. OSTLINE 

John E. Ostline passed away suddenly at his home in Chicago, IL., on Friday, July 
31st, from a heart attack according to word received here by George Schuett. Funeral ser- 
vices were conducted for the deceased on last Monday by the Masonic and Shrine Bodies of 
which he was a member. 

Mr. Ostline was well known in Hankinson having visited friends here on many occasions. 
He was a member of the Research staff of the Automatic Electric Co., of Chicago, who were 
originators and developers of the automatic dial systems for telephones. He traveled ex- 
tensively in connection with his work, going to England and other countries. 

Mr. Ostline is survived by his wife, who is a sister of George Schuett, one foster 
daughter and several grandchildren. One son preceded him in death a number of years ago. 

********** August 20, 1950 

RELATIVE OF LOCAL PEOPLE KILLED 

Herbert J. Lehrke, 28, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Boldt of Hankinson, was 
killed in a car-truck crash Tuesday at the port of entry station near Junction City in 
southeastern South Dakota. Lehrke 's home is in So. St. Paul. 

Mrs. Lehrke is the former Marjorie Boldt of Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Boldt left Wed- 
nesday of this week for South St. Paul to be with their daughter and attend the funeral on 
Saturday. 

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Also attending the funeral from here will be Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krump and Mr. and 
Mrs. Vernon Meyer. 

The State Motor Patrol said Lehrke's auto and a truck driven by Francis W. Logue, A3, 
Mission Hill, SD. , collided head-on. Logue and a passenger in Lehrke's car, George Ackerly, 
29 White Bear Lake, MN., were injured, the patrol said. 

********** August 20, 1959 

SEVERAL from here attend BUNDE RITES 
Among those attending the funeral for Mrs. Henry Bunde at Good Thunder, MN. , last Thurs- 
day were: her brothers, Henry, Edwin, Gerhardt Medenwaldt and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meden- 
waldt, her uncles, Mr. and Mrs. August Medenwaldt and Mr. and Mrs. Gust Medenwaldt and 
her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Medenwaldt and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muehler. 

********** August 27, 1959 

EFFINGTON MAN BURIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
New Effington for Alvin Markham, 84, who passed away at Minneapolis on Saturday. 

Mr. Markham had been a resident of New Effington community for many years. He is 
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Monson, two sons, Clifford of Minneapolis, MN., and 
James of Chicago, IL. 

Interment was in the family lot at New Effington, SD. 

********** August 27, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. George Scheller and Mr. and Mrs. August Pankow attended the funeral of 
Walter Wedell at Ellendale on Saturday. Mr. Wedell was the ladies cousin. 

********** August 27, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Ben Loll received word from Dumont, lA. , Monday 

afternoon that her father, Mr. Louis Buss had passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Loll left Tues- 
day to attend the funeral. 

********** August 27, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. John Parker of Owatonna, MN. , and Jeffrey, motored to Devils Lake to 
attend the funeral of his uncle. Jeff stayed with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ewald 
Gheler on Sunday during the services. 

********** August 27, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS . . . .V/ord came of the death of Leo Puetz at Wahpeton Sunday. He was a 
former resident of this community. 

********** August 27, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Goldie Leathart received word Monday evening stating her sis- 
ter-in-law, Mrs. D. Johnson of Spokane, WA. , had died the same evening. The Johnsons 
were former residents of Fairmount. 

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WILLIAM BAGUS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH WEDNESDAY 

The Hankinson connnunity was shocked to hear of the tragedy" and death of William 
Bagus, 36, of San Antonio, TX. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bagus of rural Hankinson. 
Bagus was killed while piloting a plane for a San Antonio commercial freight air line 
service which crashed Wednesday, Sept. 2nd. 

William was well known in the Hankinson vicinity as he was born and raised here. 
During World War II, he flew bombers for the Air Force. 

Bagus is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bagus, his sister, Helen Mae, 
R. N., and by his wife and a iJj year old boy. 

Although information is very meager at this time, concerning the accident, complete 
details will follow as soon as the News receives them. 

********** September 3, 1959 

JESSE Mc CONN DIES 

Jesse Mc Conn was buried on Saturday from the Fairmount Methodist Church, Rev. Char- 
les Bryan officiating. Mr. Mc Conn died Wednesday at a Rest Home in Rutland where he has 
resided the past 18 months. 

He was born at Campbell, MN., on Oct. 9th, 1887, the son of Martha and Michael Mc Conn. 
He came to the Fairmount vicinity as a young man working as a carpenter and later ran a 
dray line. 

He leaves his wife, Martha, seven sons, Louis, Lester, Archie and Martin, all of Fair- 
mount, Robert and John of Minneapolis and Earl of Las Vegas; four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence 
Peters (Lucille), and Mrs. Floyd Bulton (Evelyn), both of Minneapolis and Mrs. Jo Ann 
Eckhoff of Fairmount; two brothers, Al of Moorhead and Oscar of Terre Haute, IN.; two sis- 
ters, Mrs. Sid Fish of Fargo, ND. , and Mrs. Frank Smith of Fargo.. His parents and two bro- 
thers preceded him in death. 

He was buried in the family plot, south of town. Pallbearers were Roy Branson, Clar- 
ence Swanson, John Shaw, Charles Tracy, Julius Burquist and Charles Templeton. 

Relatives and friends from a distance attending were: Mr. and Mrs. John Mc Conn, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Mc Conn, Mrs. Floyd Bolton, all of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence 
Peters and family. Mrs. Frank Smith and daughter of Fargo, Mrs. Sid Fish and daughter of 
Ayr, Mr. and Mrs. Abbin Schriben, Wahpeton and Julius Burquist of Campbell. 

********** September 3, 1959 

HERBERT NEPPER 

Funeral Mass was held Monday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at Man- 
tador for Herbert J. Nepper, 63, of that community, who died Thursday in Arvilla Township 
near Larimore. Mr. Nepper had been working in that community recently. 

Rev. George Miller was celebrant at the Mass with Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton 
handling arrangements. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery there. Military rites were 
conducted by the Mantador American Legion Post. 

He was born at Minneiski, MN., Oct. 18th, 1895, where he attended schools and grew to 
Manhood. He enlisted in the U. S. Army during World War I receiving his discharge at Camp 

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Forrest, GA., Dec. 26th, 1918. After release from the Army he came to Richland County to 
live in the Mantador community. He married Magdalene Puetz and they continued to 

reside in the Mantador community. They farmed there for six years and later moved into 
Mantador where he worked as a carpenter and mechanic. 

Surviving are his wife, a daughter and 3 sons. 

********** September 10, 1959 

WILLIAM J. BAGUS 

William Joseph Bagus, a native of Hankinson, ND. , was born on March 5th, 1923, at 
Hankinson. He was baptized and made his first communion and was confirmed at St. Philip's 
Church. Mr. Bagus graduated from St. Francis Academy at Hankinson and attended the State 
School of Science at Wahpeton, until his enlistment and call to active duty in the United 
States Air Force in August, 1942. He flew combat missions with the 8th Air Force over 
Europe from England and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three 
Oak Leaf Clusters and the Presidential Unit Citation. Mr. Bagus was released from active 
duty with the Air Force in 1946. 

After his discharge, William attended Oklahoma City University, North Dakota Agri- 
cultural College and was graduated from the Univ. of North Dakota, College of Business Admin- 
istration x;ith a Bachelor of Arts degree in February, 1951. He was attending the Univ. of 
North Dakota School of Law when his recall to active duty with the United States Air Force 
arrived in March of 1951 for the Korean War. Mr. Bagus was released from active duty as a 
Major in 1954 and then flew as captain pilot for AAXICO Air Lines, a concern vjhich flies 
serial freight, until his death in an airplane crash on Sept. 2nd, 1959, at Dyess Air 
Force Base, Abilene, TX. 

Mr. Bagus was married to Miss Charlotte Lummus, a native of Palestine, TX., April 
14th, 1956, at Our Lady of Grace Church, San Antonio, TX; of this union a son, William 
J. Bagus, Jr., was born on June 3rd, 1958. 

The remains of Mr. Bagus, accompanied by Captain Pilot Carroll Jarnigan, was flown 
home by a plane of AAXICO Air Lines. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Catholic Church at 10 o'clock AM., Sept. 
7, 1959, Rev. Fr..L. V. Studzinski, officiating and interment was at Calvary Cemetery, 
with military vites being conducted by Eberhard Post No. 88 of Hankinson American Legion. 
Mr. Bagus is survived by his wife, Charlotte and son, William J. Bagus, Jr., of San Anto- 
nio, TX. ; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bagus of Hankinson; his sister. Miss Helen 
Bagus of Fargo and an uncle, Leo J. Bagus of Hankinson. 

Attending the funeral were the following pilots who had flown with Mr. Bagus; Carroll 
Jarnigan (Captain) of Oklahoma Cify, OK.; L. J. Smith (Captain) of Detroit, MI.; Mel 
Abraham, (former USAAF) of Excelsior, MN.; Captain Ed Gorkowski USAAF of Rintoul, IL. ; and 
E. C. Goutier (Captain) of Dearborn, MI. 

Pallbearers were James Kentz, Carroll Jarnigan, L. J. Smith, E. C. Goutier, Ed Gork- 
owski, and Mel Abraham. Honorary pallbearers were George Brackin, Lawrence Leinen, Maur- 
ice Lenzen, Larry Kinn, Elroy Kinn, Leo Kinn and Math Klnn. 

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Relatives and friends attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. Vincent A. 
LaQua, Fessenden, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. John F. LaQua, Langdon, ND.; Mrs. Ralph Holland, 
Abilene, TX. ; Mrs. Sabina Kinn, Wahpeton; Mr. Joe Scheidler, Ann Helms, Dr. and Mrs. 
Pianka, Myrtle, Saf, Fargo; Mr. and Mrs, Dan Maack, Mrs. Rose Mack, Mr. and Mrs. Dan 
Riley of Lidgerwood; Mr. Harris Kenner, Minot, ND.; Mrs. Mel Abraham, Mrs. Orville Fenske, 
Betty Lou Reinke of Minneapolis, MN.; George Biggs, Jr., of Pierre, SD. ; Paul Biggs of 
Grand Forks, ND.; Mrs. Evelyn Smith, Dearborn, MI.; Mrs. Ed. Gorkowski, Rantoul, XL.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kinn, Mr. and Mrs. August Lenz, Wahpeton; Mrs. Clarence J. Moore, Wah- 
peton; Mrs. Bernard T. Schmanski, Madison, SD.; Mr. Lawrence Bimbaum of Browns Valley, MN.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kruse, Fargo; Mrs. M. J. Breker, Cayuga; and Mrs. Arnold Banish of Rut- 
land . 

********** September 10, 1959 

MRS. LEATHART DIES 

Mrs. Stanley Leathart of Fairmount died Friday evening in a Fargo hospital where she 
had been a patient for four weeks. 

Mrs. Leathart was born near Fairmount on July 3rd, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Nick Reubish. She was married to Stanley Leathart on Nov. 25th, 1905. Mr. Leathart died 
on August. 15th, 1955 

She has been staying in the home of her daughter in Fargo the past several months. She 
leaves her daughter, Gladys, Mrs. Henry Kuddes; four brothers, Rudolph Reubish of Detroit, 
MI.; Elmer of Minneapolis, Henry of Portland, OR.; Edward of Dayton, OH.; two sisters, 
Mrs. H. E. Seavers of Fergus Falls and Mrs. Eddie Coyne of Huntington, CA. , and two grand- 
sons, James and Thomas Kuddes of Fargo. She was buried from the Methodist Church on Mon- 
day at 2 PM. Rev. Charles Bryan officiated. Pallbearers were: H. R. Swanson, C. R. Swan- 
son, Walfred Larson, Donald Wetherbee and Daryl Thompson. 

She was a member of the Fairmount Methodist Church, the W. S. C. S and the Order of 
Eastern Stars. ********** September 10, 1959 

JOSEPH GRUBA RITES 10 AM SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Joseph A. Gruba will be held at St. Philip's Church at 10 AM 
Saturday, Sept. 19th. Father Studzinski v/ill officiate. 

Mr. Gruba, 91, passed away early this Thursday morning, Sept. 17th at Tekakwitha 
Nursing Home at Sisseton, SD. 

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Huber E. Miller, Hankinson; one son, Jack, So. 
St. Paul, MN. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home after 3 PM Friday. Rosary will be 
said at 8 PM Friday evening. - ********** September 17, 1959 

MURPHY, FAIRMOUNT FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Charles Murphy, Fairmount, who passed away recently at a Veterans 
Hospital, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21st, at 9 AM from St. Anthony's Church, Fairmount. 

********** September 17, 1959 



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GREAT BEND NEWS ... .Funeral services were held for Mrs. Anna Muehler on Saturday 
afternoon from the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Great Bend at 2 o'clock. Bur- 
ial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, south of Great Bend. The services were in charge of 
Pastor Richard Teuscher. Mrs. Muehler had passed on to her eteranl reward on Tuesday, 
Sept. 1st, 1959, falling asleep at the Wahpeton Rehabilitation Center where she made her 
home since March. She had been in failing health for several months. 

Mrs. Muehler was born Nov. 11th, 1881 in Germany and came with her parents to settle 
on a farm near Hankinson when 11 years old. 

On March 27th, 1902, she was united in marriage to Mr. Henry Muehler at Great Bend 
and they farmed northwest of Great Bend until 1919 when they moved to a farm northeast of 
Mooreton. Mr. Muehler died Dec. 31st, 1955. Since his death she continued to live on the 
farm until last March when she moved to Wahpeton. She was a faithful member of Trinity 
Lutheran Church. 

Surviving are six sons, Herman of Fairmount, Richard and Edward of rural Wahpeton, 
Arthur, Alvin and Ewald of Mooreton; one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Luella) Wefel of Wahpeton; 
one sister, Mrs. Pauline Seefeldt of Victor, SD, ; 16 grandchildren and four great-grand- 
children. 

Pallbearers at the funeral were six nephews, Reuben, Reinhart and Arnie Laboda, Albert 
and Clarence Stoltenow and Richard Bohn. Schmitt & Poulton Funeral Home were in charge 
of arrangements. ********** September 17, 1959 

CLARENCE PARKILL DIED IN WISCONSIN 

Funeral services for Clarence Parkill were held at St. John's Church in New 

London, WI., on Thursday, October 10, 1959. 

Clarence Parkill was born on 9th, 1889 at Stevens Point, WI . He was the 

last of a family of twelve. His parents, seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death. 
He had been a hotel clerk fifty four years, eight years at the Hotel Elwood and before 
that at the Murdock at Shawano, WI. As a young man he clerked in his brother's store in 
Fairmount . 

Those attending his funeral were a sister-in-law, Mrs. Besie Parkill of Fairmount; 
two nieces, Mrs. Gerald Meyer of Wahpeton and Mrs. Dean Cox of Fargo, ND. a grand-nephew, 
John San of Friendship, WI . 

He was laid to rest in Wood Cemetery in Shawano, WI. 

********** September 17, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Charles Murphy died Tuesday, Sept. 15th, at the Veteran's Hospital 

where he has been a patient since Saturday. 

********** September 17, 1959 

MRS. KRAUSE, 56. of FAIRMOUNT DIES 
Mrs. William Krause, 56, Fairmount resident, died Tuesday evening at the St. Francis 
Hospital in Breckenridge. She is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 26th, from St. Anthony's Church in 

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Fairmount at 9 AM. Rev. Fr. J. Stempel will officiate. Friends may call at the Vertin 
Funeral Home in Wahpeton Friday evening. 

********** September 24, 1959 

JOSEPH A. GRUBA 

Funeral services for Joseph A. Gruba were held at 10 AM, Sept. 19th, from St. Philips 
Church, Father L. V. Studzinski celebrating the funeral mass. Interment was made beside 
his wife in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Gruba passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 17th. 

Joseph A. Gruba was born on Sept. 8th, 1868 in Danzig, Germany. He came to America 
taking a homestead in Day County, SD. , coming to Hankinson in 1908 where he has since made 
his home. 

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Jereszek and to this union four children 
were bom. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Huber E. Miller (Elizabeth M.); his son 
Joseph J. Gruba, So. St. Paul, MN.; and Rose Gruba, Minneapolis, MN. ; one brother Jacob 
Gruba, Grenville, SD. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Frank Althoff, Joseph A. Reinke, Nick Benroth, Nick Meyer, John Wolfe 
and John Hentz. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** September 24, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. Chelsey Ramsey left for Beloit, WI., Monday, Sept. 

7th, to attend the funeral of Mr. Ramsey's stepmother, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 5th. 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon. 

********** September 24, 1959 

- GREAT BEND NEWS:... Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman received word Sunday afternoon that 
their nephew Elmer Ziegelman passed away very suddenly Sunday morning at his home in Gar- 
field, MN. They called him for breakfast and found him dead in bed. Funeral services 
will be held Wednesday at Garfield, MN., at the Lutheran Church. 

********** September 24, 1959 

CHARLES WHITEHEAD RITES MONDAY IN FAIRMOUNT 

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Fairmount Methodist Church, 
for Charles l^itehead, 86, resident of the Fairmount community for more than 50 years. Mr. 
Whitehead died Friday in the St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient for two days. 

Rev. Charles Bryan officiated at the service and the Fairmount Masonic Lodge No. 37, 
conducted graveside rites. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton had charge of the arrangements. 
Pallbearers were Glen and Dorrence Swanson, Clarence Christensen, Elmer Johnson, Fred Buck 
and Edwin Moon. 

Charles Whitehead was born near Cambridge, England, on April 3rd, 1873, and came to 
the U. S. in 1891, to Chicago, and to North Dakota in 1893. 

He worked near Hope and Colgate, ND. , and married Anna Martha Gibson in Chicago in 1902. 
They came to Fairmount community in 1907 where he was agent for the Cargill Elevator Co., 
at the DeVillo station until 1932, when they moved into Fairmount. Mrs. Whitehead died in 
1952. 

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Active and well known in the Fairmount community, Mr. Whitehead was a meirber of the 
Fairmount Methodist Church and the Fairmount Masonic Lodge. He was an ardent gardner. 

Surviving are 10 children: Miss Stella Whitehead of Fairmount; Robert of Fairmount; 
Mrs. Holger (Marion) Bertelsen of Fairmount; J. Edwin Whitehead of Moorhead; Miss Mabel 
Whitehead of St. Peter, MN.; Mrs. Donald (Laura) Anderson of Hudson, WI, ; Mrs. Paul (Helen) 
Schwalen of Breckenridge; Mrs. Ruth Halberg of Breckenridge and Mrs. Daniel (Mildred) Miller 
also of Breckenridge. 

Also surviving are a brother, Jack of Chicago, IL., 27 grandchildren and six great- 
grandchildren. ********** September 24, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS ... .Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Garfield, MN., for Elmer H. Ziegelman, A6, who died Sunday morning at 
his home. Rev. 0. R. Graupner officiated. The Anderson Funeral Home of Alexandria hand- 
led the arrangements. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Waldemar Brede, Rudolph Kloehn, Louis Grosenick, Reuben Wittnebel, 
Hugo Schultz, Marvin Nor ling. 

Mr. Ziegelmann died of a heart attack. He went to bed on Saturday night and Sunday 
morning when he was called for breakfast, the found him dea,d. 

Born on Aug. 31st, 1913, in Douglas County, he attended schools in Garfield. He was 
baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church and was a life long member. He lived 
on the farm all his life. When his parents passed away, he took over the farm work. He 
was unmarried. 

He leaves to mourn eight brothers: Rudolph of Parkers Prairie, MN.; William, Melvin, 
Olaf and Clarence of Alexandria, MN.; Herbert, Harry and George, Garfield; four sisters; 
Mrs. Walter (Sophie) Nack, Alexandria; Mrs. Otto (Hermina) Giese; Osakias, MN.; Mrs. Rud- 
olaph (Linda) Medenwaldt, Alexandria, MN.; Mrs. Henry (Irene) Betterman, Farfield, MN. 

The relatives attending the funeral from the Great Bend area were: Mr. and Mrs. Adolph 
Ziegelmann, Howard, Marvin, Raymond Ziegelmann, Mr. and Mrs. August Ziegelmann, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ewald Bohn,Ewald and Elfrieda Hingst, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prochnow, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Medenwaldt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muehler, Mary Sander, Mrs. Clemens Buck and Gust Muehler. 

********** October 1, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS H. A. Deike and Evelyn left for Plainfield, lA. , Tuesday to attend 

the funeral of Mr. Deikes brother who died suddenly. The funeral services were held on 
Wednesday. ********** October 1, 1959 

Thursday and Friday houseguests in the Oscar Oliver home were. Rev. and Mrs. Wm. 
Osborne of St. Peter, MN. They had been to Aberdeen, SD. , to attend the funeral of her 
sister. ********** October 1, 1959 

SONORA NEWS:... Mr. and Mrs. Bob Anderson and son left Tuesday morning for Tracy, 
MN., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Roy Steven. Mrs. Steven is a sister of Mr. Anderson.. 

********** October 1, 1959 



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MRS. KRAUSE, 56, PASSES AWAY 

Mrs. William (Helen) Krause, 56, of Fairmount, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1959, at the 
St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, where she had been a patient two weeks. 

Requiem Mass was held at 9 AM, Saturday, Sept. 26th, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church 
in Fairmount, with Rev. John Stempel, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery 
with Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton in charge. The rosary was recited Friday at 8 PM at 
Vertin Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Pallbearers were: Fritz, Leo, Cyril, James, Bud and Elroy 
Meyer. 

Helen Meyer was born March 12th, 1903, in DeVillo Township, daughter of Hubert and 
Gertrude Meyer. She grew up and attended the school in that community and married Mr. 
Krause at Fairmount on Nov. 27th, 1924. The couple lived on a farm In Wilkin County near 
Fairmount until 1955 when they moved into Fairmount. 

She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, St. Ann's Altar Society, the Kutzer Home- 
maker Club and served as clerk on the school board for several years. She had been in fail- 
ing health the past few years. 

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Sylvester, of Minneapolis, Lester of Fair- 
mount, and Harold of Anoka, MN.; one daughter: Mrs. John (Dorothy) Mc Conn of Minneapolis; 
three sisters: Mrs. Frank Rehm and Mrs. Mary Romerein, both of Wahpeton and Mrs. Frank Bur- 
vee of Fairmount; 6 brothers, Jacob, Frank and Edward Meyer of Wahpeton, Herbert of Breck- 
enridge, Math of Fairmount and Henry of Lidgerwood; and 10 grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were: her parents and a brother, George. 

********** October 1, 1959 

BOMMERSBACH FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Mrs. Martin (Caroline) Bommersbach passed away Wednesday morning, after a lingering 
illness . 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM from the St. Philip's Church, Hankin- 
son, Rev. Fr. Studzinski celebrating the funeral mass. 

Friends may call after 3 PM Friday and Rosary will be recited at 8 PM Friday at the 
Wipperman Funeral Home. 

A complete -obituary will be in The Hankinson News next week. 

********** October 8, 1959 

R. MICHALEK, 54, DIES at ST. FRANCIS 

Ralph Michalek, 54 passed away at the St. Francis Hospital early Thursday morning after 
a lingering illness. He had been in ill health for several years and had entered the Breck- 
enridge Hospital last Sunday. 

Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church here Saturday, Oct. 10th, at 
10:30 AM with the pastor. Rev. Frank Hirons officiating. 

Mr. Michalek was born at Lidgerwood, ND., Dec. 17th, 1901. He operated a bakery here 
a few years ago. 

The Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton is in charge of arrangements. 

A complete obituary will be published in next week's News. 

********** October 8, 1959 

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RITES for FORMER STATE SENATOR SET for FRIDAY 

Joseph A. Reinke, prominent Hankinson citizen and former member of the N. D. Senate 
passed away suddenly Tuesday, near Mooreton, ND. He was 71 years old. 

Mr. and Mrs. Reinke motored to Mooreton Tuesday morning where he transacted business 
at an elevator there. On the return trip and feeling ill, he stopped at the intersection 
of Highway 13 and County Highway 1, where he was stricken with what is presumed to have 
been a heart attack. Mr. Reinke had been under treatment for a heart ailment. 

Requiem Mass had been set for 10 AM Friday, Oct. 9th, at St. Philip's Church here, 
the Rev. L. V. Studzinski officiating. The rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8 PM., 
at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Mr. Reinke had served in the North Dakota Senate from the 37th District from 1945 thru 
1951. He was in the insurance business here. He also had been a hail adjuster, a director 
of the former Hankinson State Bank and secretary of the Richland County Fair Association. 

The deceased was born at Breckenridge, MN. , Jan. 20th, 1888, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Reinke. All of his life was spent in Richland County and Brandenburg Township where he 
attended school. After his marriage to Margaret Braun of Fairmount, MN. , June 23rd, 1923, 
the couple lived on a farm in Mooreton Township until 17 years ago when they moved to Hank- 
inson. They have resided here since. 

Mr. Reinke is survived by his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Mary Theresa (Mrs. Milton 
Stein) and three grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers and five sisters. They 
are: Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Ambach, Hankinson; Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Kruse, Fargo; Jean Reinke, 
Towner, ND.; Mrs. Mildred Early, Breckenridge, MN. ; Mrs. Michael O'Donell (Elizabeth), 
Glenco, MN.; Math, Edward and Leonard of Hankinson and Raymond of Moorhead and Louis 
Ginsbach, Hankinson. Another brother, Arnold, preceded him in death five years ago. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** October 8, 1959 

LA MARS NEWS: ... Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Biggs motored to Sioux Falls, SD., Friday to 
attend the funeral of a cousin, Mr. Harry Stern. 

********** October 8, 1959 

Mrs. George Schuett and Mrs. M. A. Wipperman attended the funeral for Rev. Aasen at 
Elbow Lake, MN., Monday afternoon. 

********** October 8, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS: ... Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Puetz left on Monday for St. Paul to attend 
funeral services for her cousin. Earl Aitken. 

A********* October 8, 1959 

RALPH MICHALEK 
Funeral services were held for Ralph Michalek, Saturday morning from the Congregat- 
ional Church, Rev. Frank Hirons officiating. Mr. Michalek passed away after a lingering 
illness, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN., Oct. 8th. 

He was born Dec. 17th, 1901, at Lidgerwood, ND. . He married Vivian Nulph Oct. 12th, 

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1928, at Hankinson, ND. 

Mr. Michalek attended schools in Lidgerwood, was employed as a baker in that city. 
After his marriage they moved to Wahpeton in 1933 and he was employed by Hank Krocker. In 
1952 they moved to Tuscon, AZ., and back to Hankinson in 1955. 

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Gayle Olson of Thief River Falls, MN., and 
one sister, Irene Daniels of Minneapolis. 

********** October 15, 1959 

K. BOMMERSBACH 

Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at 10 AM., from St. Philips Church 
at Hankinson for Mrs. Martin (Karoline) Bommersbach, daughter of the late Anton and Mar- 
garet Hipp, who passed away Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. Father Lambert 
Studzinski celebrated the funeral mass. 

Karoline Hipp-Bommersbach, was born June .. , 1883, at Bruckinthal, Germany. She 
was married to Martin Bommersbach in Austria on July 7th, 1901. They came to America in 
1903, settling at Hankinson where she has since resided. To this union 13 children were 
born. .. .seven sons and six daughters. 

She is survived by her husband, Martin and sons, John, Frank, Anton and Joe of Hank- 
inson; Ralph of Moorhead and Adam of Fargo; Anna (Mrs. Howard Miche) , Betty (Mrs. Amos 
Meland) and Rosalie (Mrs. Charles Dorner) , all of Chicago; Catherine (Mrs. Ben Herding), 

Wahpeton, Three children preceded her in death. Mrs. Carl Rettig, Margaret and Peter. 

Also surviving is one brother, Mike Hipp, Cayuga, a brother Nick in Germany and Katherine 
Arnold, also Germany. There are 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Six grandsons were pallbearers: Paul and Donald Herding, Joe Rettig, David, Allen 
and Roger Bommersbach. 



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October 15, 1959 



BAISLEY, 92, DIES at DUNSEITH, ND. 

Funeral services for William Baisley, 92, formerly of Hankinson, were held Thursday 
morning, Oct. 15th, from St. Philips Church in Hankinson. Rev. Lambert Studzinski offic- 
iated at the Mass. Mr. Baisley passed away Sunday, Oct. 11th. at the Sanitarium at Duns- 
eith, ND. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

William Baisley was born at Penbroke, Canada, located in the Chalk River County on 
Dec. 19th, 1867. He was the son of Julia and Martin Baisley, one of a family of nine 
children. The only survivor is a sister in Canada. 

He taught school in Canada, later coming to the United States. Mr. Baisley homesteaded 
in Elma Township where he farmed for AO years. Later he taught school. At one time or 
another he held all township offices. 

While Mr. Baisley was teaching near Christine, ND., he met and married Jennie Paulson. 
Nine children were born to this union, one passing away in infancy. 

Surviving are: Martin Baisley, Wauna, OR.; Cecil Baisley, Piqus, OH.; Jewel St. Peirre, 
Flaxton, ND.; Margaret Klar, West Allis, WI . ; Ralph and Howard Baisley, West Allis, WI.; 
Courtney Baisley, St. Paul. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and six great-grand- 
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After celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Baisley took a trip 
to Canada and Oregon where they visited relatives. After retirement the Baisley moved to 
Hankinson, living here for eight years. After the death of his wife two years ago, he 
lived with his daughter, Margaret. This last June he returned to Hankinson and Flaxton to 
visit and attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Sweeney at Sisseton, SD. 

Mr. Baisley was a life-long member of St. Philips Church here. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** October 15, 1959 

Mrs. George Schuett returned from Crookston, MN., on Sunday evening where she attended 
the funeral of her brother, John Hammerlik. He passed away very suddenly from a heart att- 
ack. ********** October 15, 1959 

KLUGE RITES HELD AT E & R CHURCH 

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 19th, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church 
of Hankinson for Charles Kluge, Rev. F. W. Paul was in charge of the services. 

Charles Kluge passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday morning, Oct. 16th, at his 
farm home in Duerr Township. He was born Nov. 9th, 1883, in Richland County. The son of 
Paul and Christine Kluge. Brother Fred Kluge and sister. Bertha, nee Berndt, preceded 
him in death He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. 

Charles Kluge was united in marriage to Martha (nee Ackerman) June 6th, 1912. The 
newlywed couple moved to a farm southwest of Hankinson, where he resided until the time 
of his death. His wife preceded him in death in 1953. 

His sudden passing is mourned by daughters Alice (Mrs. Orville Erickson) and Lorraine, 
both of Minneapolis. His sons, Lorenz and Harry, of New Effington, SD., Erwin of Ronan, 
MT., his six grandchildren. One grandchild preceded him in death in Nov. 1958, Calvin Earl 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kluge. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Max Berner, Harry Kutter, Louie Kutter, Peter Kutter, Will- 
iam Meyer, Herman Prochnow, Sr. Active pallbearers were: Henry Amdt, Emmanuel Arndt, 
Rhinehart Franz, John Kutter, Eddie Marohl, Edgar Quam. 

Burial was in the E. & R. Cemetery here with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

********** October 22, 1959 

MRS. M. SADLICKI 

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael (Stella) Sadlicka of Hankinson, were held Wednesday 
morning, Oct. 21st, from St. Philips Church. Father L. V. Studzinski offered the Mass. 

Stella Sadlicki was born at Galacia, Austria, May 15th, 1895, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joseph Ruber t. At the age of six she left her native country, coming to America in 
1901. She was married in New York City, Nov. 11th, 1910, to Michael Sadlicki. They lived 
there for one year, moving to Chicago in 1911. They moved to Hankinson in 1936 and have 
resided here since. 

She is survived by her husband, daughters, (Margrite) Mrs. Earl Krause of Decater, IL., 
(Gertrude) Mrs. Louis Ginsbach of rural Hankinson; sons, Michael, Jr., and Gregory of 
Chicago. One child died in infancy. 

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The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

********** October 22, 1959 

MASS of ANGELS for ZENTNER GIRL 
The community was saddened by the news that little Connie Zentner, six months old, 
died suddenly Tuesday morning at her So. St. Paul, MN., home 

The Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 9 AM Friday, Oct. 23rd, at St. Philip's 
Church by Father L. V. Studzinski. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery here. 

Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home Friday morning until 8:45 AM. 
The little girl is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Zentner, brothers, 
Michael and Donald and also by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Killion Zentner. 

********** October 22, 1959 

TISCHER INFANT COMMITTAL RITES HELD 
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tischer, bom Oct. 26th, passed away Oct. 
27th, living but a few hours. 

Interment was Wednesday afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, with the Rev. 
Otto Truog in charge of the committal service. 

********** October 29, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. H. A. Deike received word Saturday night, that John Hairanel had 

passed away, he was from Iowa. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at Clarksville, lA. Those attending 
the funeral from here were: Mr. H. A. Deike and Evelyn, Mrs. Marvin Hoeft and Dale Deike. 

********** October 29, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS: ... Mrs. Emelia Koppleman, formerly of Great Bend, passed away Sun- 
day afternoon at 5:20 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Johnson of Breckenridge. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend. 

********** October 29, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS: ... Mrs. Ben Loll received word from Iowa that her aunt, Mrs. Henry 
Buss passed away. The funeral was held there Thursday. 

********** October 29, 1959 

BRIGHTWOOD NEWS: ... Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Boomhauer were overnite guests at the Kr. R. 
Zentner home. They were here to attend the funeral of their granddaughter, Connie Zentner. 

********** October 29, 1959 

PIONEER MERCHANT RITES HELD THURSDAY 

Funeral services were held today, Nov. 5th, for a Hankinson pioneer businessman, Her- 
man Brandt, who passed away at St. Gerard's Hospital here Monday morning. 

Brandt entered the hospital about two weeks ago and was getting along quite well, his 
death coming suddenly Monday. 

Funeral services were held at 2 PM from the Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the 
Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

Herman Brandt was born at Iron Ridge, WI., Jan. 4th, 1876, the son of Herman and Amelia 

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Griep Brandt. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He came to North 
Dakota in 189A, settling in the Great Bend area where he worked as a painter and carpenter. 
He was married to Anna Ziegelman in 1900. After working for Movius Lumber and Implement Co. 
in Lidgerwood for a year, he operated a hotel in Great Bend for a year, moving to Hankinson 
in 1902. Brandt purchased the Pasbrig Harness Shop and formed a partnership with his bro- 
ther Frank. They added the hardware line to this business and operated as partners until 
191A when Frank Brandt passed away. 

A son, Donald, went to work for him at that time. In 1925, they moved to their present 
Main street location, formerly the Lindeke Kjelstrup building and then the firm was known as 
Herman Brandt & Son. In 1916 he started a shoe repair business vjhich he carried on until 
he became ill a few weeks ago. He sold the hardware business to his son, Donald, in 1953 
and retained only the shoe repair business. Another son, Roy, is employed in the hardware 
store. 

The late Mr. Brandt was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed Church, a 15 year member 
of the Hankinson Volunteer Fire Dept., alderman for the city for several years and a member 
of the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. and Mrs. Brandt observed their Golden Wedding Anni- 
versary here in 1950. 

He is survived by four sons; Donald and Roy of Hankinson; Roger of Louisville, KY.; 
and Victor of Miami, FL. ; also five grandchildren, Donald Jr., Los Angeles, CA. ; Carydon, 
Fargo; Patricia, St. Paul; Roger, Tokyo, Japan; and Gail Brandt, Louisville, KY. Also 
surviving are two sisters and one brother, Sadie Brandt and Minnie Witham of Sedro Wolley, 
WA. ; and Ed Brandt, Everett, WA. One brother and seven sisters are deceased. 

Hankinson stores were closed during the funeral. 

********** November 5, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Trinity 

Lutheran Church in Great Bend for Mrs. Emelia Koppelmann, 89, who passed away Sunday even- 
ing, Oct. 25th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Johnson at Breckenridge. Pastor 
R. Teuscher and Pastor W. Cordts conducted the service, with Vertin's Funeral Home of Wah- 
peton handling the arrangements. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. 

She was born Nov. 30th, 1869, in Germany, the former Emelia Neitzel. She came to the 
United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neitzel. After living at I-linnesota Lake, 
MN. a short time, the family came to the Great Bend vicinity. She was married to Henry 
Koppelmann, Oct. 2nd, 1890, and farmed near Great Bend until 1921 when they retired and 
moved to town. 

Mrs. Koppelman was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and a charter mem- 
ber of the Trinity Ladies Aid. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 1939. Mrs. Koppel- 
mann had made her home in Mooreton for some time with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Krause, and 
then later with her daughter, Mrs. Johnson. 

She leaves to mourn ten children: 4 sons and 6 daughters; Alfred, Theodore, Mrs. Herb- 
ert (Martha) Johnson, all of Breckenridge, Carl of Wahpeton, Henry of Laurel, MT., Mrs. 
Robert (Elsie) Krause of Mooreton, Mrs. Henrietta Brown of Jamestown, Mrs. William 

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(Minnie) Grager, Valley City, Mrs. John (Bertha) Utz of Yuma, CO.; Mrs. Otto (Gertrude) 
Overboe, Pasadena, CA. One sister, Mrs. Anna Witt of Hankinson. 

********** November 5, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Stoltenow, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Griepentrog and 

Mrs. George Schultz, all motored to Pajmesville, on Saturday morning to visit their sister 
Mrs. Emmet Glenz, who had been very ill. They came home the same evening, and about 8 o' 
clock they received word that Mrs. Glenz had passed away. Funeral services will be Tues- 
day afternoon at Paynesville. 

********** November 5, 1959 

MACHEEL FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY 

Funeral services for William Macheel were held Sunday afternoon from the Wipperman 
Funeral Home with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. Interment was in the Evangelical and Ref- 
ormed Cemetery. Mr. Macheel passed away Nov. 5th, at the Veterans Hospital at Fargo. 

William Macheel was born on April 3rd, 1891, at Hankinson the son of George Macheel 
and Amelia Rosenen. He attended the public school and was employed for many years at the 
Hankinson Nursery, the later years by the City of Hankinson as scalemaster. He has been 
in poor health for the past months and was hospitalized several times. 

He is survived by sisters, Mrs. John Rahn, Mrs. John Bradford, of Hankinson, and Mrs. 
Carl Albers of Lidgerwood and one brother, Ferdinand, of Hankinson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. He was baptized 
and confirmed at the Evangelical and Reformed Church here. 

********** November 12, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Paulson, Monica and Leroy and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Paulson of Lidger- 
wood, attended funeral services for their father, Mr. Paulson of Niagara, ND. , on Friday. 

********** November 12, 1959 

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO L. GABBERT 

Lawrence W. Gabbert, A7, of Drayton, ND., died after suffering a heart attack while 
deer hunting with his son, Gordon, near Fordville, ND., Friday afternoon, the first day of 
the hunting season. 

Mr. Gabbert was born at Hankinson on Jan. 14th, 1912. He was the eldest son of Mr. 
and Mrs. William Gabbert, now residents of this city. 

He was married at Hankinson on Dec. 22, 1938, to Verna Feldman of Grafton. They resided 
on a farm southwest of here until the fall of 1950 when they moved on a farm they purchased 
east of Grafton. The past three years they spent the winter months in Drayton. 

He is survived by his wife, Verna and five children, Gordon, Yvonne, Valeda, Harvey 
and Joyce, all are at home except Yvonne, who is attending a medical technician school in 
Minneapolis. 

Also surviving are two brothers, Louis and Warren of Hankinson, one sister, lone 
(Mrs. A. C. Helmbrecht) of Billings, MT. , his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gabbert. One 
brother, David, preceded him in death in 1946 at the age of 17 years. 

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Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16th, at 2:30 PM at Zion English 
Lutheran Church at Grafton of which he was a member. Interment was in the church cemetery 
in Acton Twsp. The Rev. H. F. Niemen officiated. 

Pallbearers were Daniel Wienleader, Walter Vollmers, Earl Schultz, Arnet Weinleader, 
Merlin Schultz and Allan Kirkeby. 

Those attending the funeral from here were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gabber t, Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis Gabbert, Norma and Gary, Mr. and Mrs. George Gabbert, Sr. , Mr. and Mrs. George Gabbert 
Jr., Howard Gabbert, Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz and Allen, all of Hankinson. Mr, and Mrs. 
Ben Feldman and Sylvia of Wahpeton, Charles Gabbert of Moorhead, MN. 

********** November 19, 1959 

FORMER LOCAL MECHANIC IS VICTIM OF EXPOSURE 

A former Hankinson automobile mechanic. .. Ralph Wright, 2A, of Williston, ....was found 
dead, apparently of exposure in the wilds near the Little Missouri River, southwest of Wat- 
ford City, Tuesday. 

Mr. Wright worked as a mechanic for the Hankinson Auto Co., here from June of 1956 
to August of 1957 and resided in an apartment in the T. W. Robey home. He left here to 
work in Minnesota and apparently left there a short time later and has since been employed 
in Williston. 

Missing since late Sunday, he apparently had frozen to death late Monday or early Tues- 
day, McKenzie County officials said. Area ranchers had tracked Wright for about 10 miles 
in some of the roughest terrain in North Dakota Monday and again Tuesday, before men in an 
Air National Guard helicopter from Bismarck circled the immediate area and located the body. 

Watford City is 25 miles south and 20 miles east of Williston in the northwestern part 
of the state. McKenzie County Sheriff Joe Zitek, who directed the overall search, gave 
credit to two ranchers, John Trotters and Odin Johnson, for leading the tracking party 
through canyon gutted wilderness to within a quarer mile of where the body was located near 
a bluff. Another searcher. Game Warden Robert Borden of Watford City, said, "It was prob- 
ably the best job of tracking I have ever heard of." "Ironically," he said, "the body was 
found only about one half mile from the ranch home of Duke Trotters." 

Signs indicated Wright had tried to start a fire where he died. He had lost his rifle. 
Stephen H. Richards of Fargo, a Game and Fish Dept. employee who aided in the search, des- 
cribed the terrain "as extremely rough. There are canyons and breaks 300 to 500 feet high 
and Wright had climbed over some. That used up a great deal of his strength." 

Wright had been missing since becoming separated from two companions, Fred Basma and 
William Bowen, both of Williston. The other two arrived at the John Trotters ranch, about 
40 air miles southwest of Watforcf City about 11 PH., Sunday and asked for help in finding 
Wright. 

Several cars were taken to the area where he was last seen and lights were shined in 
a large circle until about 3 AM. Wright leaves a wife and two children. He had been in 
Williston about two years, employed by a motor parts firm. 

********** November 19, 1959 

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BRUMMOND's SISTER DIES at BRAINARD 
John Bruinmond received word that his sister, Mrs. Amanda Baribeau, of Brainard, MN., 
passed away in a hospital in Minneapolis, MN., Sunday. She suffered a paraletic stroke. 

Surviving are two daughters, Gail and Joselyn of Seattle, WA. , a son Eugene of Minn- 
eapolis. Two brothers, John and Herman of Hankinson, two sisters, Mrs. Art Thorson of 
Pollock, SD., and Mrs. Delia Tucker of Minneapolis. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Art Thorson to Brainard to attend 
the funeral that was held Wednesday in the Lutheran Church. 

********** December 3, 1959 

PURDY FUNERAL HELD at ABERDEEN 
Services for Leo Purdy, 65, of Aberdeen, SD. , were held Saturday at the Evangelical 
United Brethren Church with the Rev. S. E. Graf officiating. 

The deceased is a brother-in-law of Simon Dosch. He attended the funeral. Mr. Purdy 
was born Feb. 23rd, 189A at Britton, SD and attended school at Kidder. He married Lovina 
Dosch on Sept. 20, 1917, at Great Bend, ND. They established their first home on a farm 
near Britton. They moved to Aberdeen in 1929 and Mr. Purdy was engaged as a custodian 
at several business establishments. He retired a year and a half ago. He was a member 
of the Evangelical United Brethern Church. 

********** December 3, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mrs. Ida Kbhlhoff, 85, of Paynesville, Ml^., who has been visiting 

with Mrs. Ed Loll and Luella at Great Bend, got suddenly ill with a stroke Thursday after- 
noon and was unconscious. She was rushed to the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge with 
Vertins ambulance. Her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Nelson at Paynesville, MN. , was notified and 
her son, Theodore, who had just left on a trip to Florida, also her son, Ervin. 

Mrs._Kohlhoff passed away Sunday afternoon at the St. Francis Hospital, "Her body was 
taken to Pajmesville for burial. At this writing no date had been set. She has many rela- 
tives and friends in this area. 

********** December 3, 1959 

Mrs. Frank LaQua and Mr. Elroy Kinn attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Wm. 

Safferath, at Steward, MH., Thursday. 

********** December 3, 1959 

On Tuesday, Mrs. Erling Haukness attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, Mr. Reu- 
ben Luibahl. Mr. Luibahl had been ill for some time. 

********'** December 3, 1959 

LAMARS NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ray Peters left Monday to attend the funeral of an aunt, 
in Iowa ********** December 3, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Leathart, Mr. and Mrs. Newll Hardie, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Branson, of 

Fairmount and Mrs. Branson's sister, Mrs. Ida Sw of Fargo, attended the funeral of 

their cousin, Dennis who was killed recently in an accident. The funeral was held 

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at the United Church of Christ at BarnesviHe on November 25th. 

********** December 3, 1959 

Mrs. Donald Sikorski attended the funeral Friday at Campbell for Lloyd Dawson, who was 
a roommate of Mrs. Sikorski's father, Ed Nelson at the Wahpeton Rehabilitation Center. 

********** December 3, 1959 

MRS. WAWERS RITES HELD HERE 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jake (Hattie) Wawers of Bellingham, MN. , were held Monday 
morning at St. Philip's Church in Hankinson, Fr. Studzinski celebrating the funeral Mass. 
Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson. Rosary was recited Sunday evening at the 
Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Hattie Schmidt was born at Hankinson on Aug. lAth, 1902, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Aug. Schmidt. She grew to womanhood in the Hankinson vicinity, attending the rural school. 
On Oct. 20th, 1920, she was married to Jacob Wawers. They resided in the Fairmount vicinity 
until several years ago when they moved to Bellingham, MN. 

She passed away at the hospital at Madison, MN. She is survived by her husband; dau- 
ghters, Loretta, (Mrs. Ray Holtz,) Rosholt, SD, Viola, (Mrs. Clem Sikorski) Tenny, MN. ; 
sons, August, Walter of Quincy, WA. Jacob, Bellingham, Elmer, Jamestown, ND.; sister, Mrs. 
Helen Larson, brothers, Elmer, Gilbert all of Seattle. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** December 10, 1959 

PETER DEFEA, 95, DIES AT HOSPITAL 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 at the St. Philip's Church here, 
for Peter DeFea, 95, a pioneer of the Hankinson community. DeFea passed away at the St. 
Gerard's Community Hospital here after several weeks of illness. Interment will be in Cal- 
vary Cemetery. 

Peter DeFea was born in Austria, Jan. 23rd, 1867, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeFea. Mr. 
and Mrs. DeFea and family emigrated to America in 1903, coming directly to Hankinson. He 
was employed by the Soo Line Railroad until his retirement. After his wife's death he made 
his home at the Kent Rest Home in Hankinson. 

The deceased is survived by daughters. Rose and Mary (Mrs. Ray Morgan) of Minneapolis, 
Mrs. John (Marguerite) Zimbrick, Killdeer; (Catherine) Prall, San Leandro, CA. ; sons, Adam, 
of San Francisco, CA. ; John of Oakland, CA. ; Jack, Sonora, CA. ; Joe, Thousand Palms, CA. , 
Frank, Dickinson; Mike and Meter of Milbank, SD. 

Rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 8 PM, Thursday, Dec. 10th. 

Pallbearers will be Nick Benroth, John A. Hentz, Michael Scheller, M. S. Aker, John A. 

Roth and Frank LaQua. j.j.jj.j.j.j.j.j,, „ , ,„,ni-r, 

^ ********** December 10, 1959 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. MEYER SATURDAY 

Mrs. John Meyer, who resides east of Hankinson, passed away Wednesday evening at the 

St. Gerard's Community Hospital here. She had been a patient for the past week. Mrs. 

Meyer had been in failing health for the past two years. 

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Funeral services will be held at St. Philip's Church here Saturday, Dec. 12th, at 
10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Lambert Studzinski will officiate. Rosary will be recited at 8 PM 
Friday, Dec. 11th, at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

A complete obituary will be published in the News next week. 

********** December 10, 1959 

LAMARS NEWS Mrs. Ralph Bonine left by plane over the weekend to attend the funeral 

of her brother-in-law, at Seattle, WA. 

********** December 10, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Weber and daughter, Mary, Mrs. Howard Cox, Mrs. Ervin Falk and Mrs. 
Otto Klawitter went to Minneapolis on Saturday. Mr. Weber, Mrs. Falk and Mrs. Klawitter 
attended the funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Siegman, a former Mantador resident. 

********** December 10, 1959 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mss. Arlie Schultz, Mrs. Ed Loll, Sr., and Luella, motored 

to Paynesville, MN., Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ed Miller. She is a sister-in-. 
law of Mrs. Loll and Aunt of Mr. Schultz. 

********** December 10, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Jake Meyer's name was unintentionally omitted from last week's 

news item in that she was also among the relatives attending the funeral of her cousin, 
Dennis Olds, at Barnesville, MN., who was killed recently in a car accident. 

********** December 10, 1959 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Weber and Mary, Mrs. Ervin Falk, Mrs. Ella Cox and Mrs. Otto Klawitter 
motored to Minneapolis on Saturday morning to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Wm. 
Siegman who passed away on Thursday. Mrs. Siegman was the former Berd'ine Witt of this vic- 
inity. ********** December 10, 1959 

MRS. W. H. CORDIS DIES SUDDENLY 

Mrs. W. H. Cordts, wife of Rev. W'. H. Cordts, passed away unexpectedly at her home 
Wednesday evening about 9:20. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Sunday after- 
noon at 2 PM. Visitation will be at the Wipperman Funeral Home after 3 PM. , Saturday. 
A Devotional Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 8 PM. , Saturday evening. 

Mrs. Cordts leaves her husband, one son and two daughters to mourn her sudden passing. 
A complete obituary will appear in next week's News. 

There will be no Christmas practice on Saturday but Monday morning instead. No church 
services will be held at St. Johns at Belford on Sunday morning. 

. ********** December 17, 1959 

C. LILJA RITES HEDL AT FORMAN 

Funeral services for the late Carl F. Lilja, 78, retired State Highway Department emp- 
loyee, were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Forman, Monday, Dec. 15th. Last rites 
were held from Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. John P. Rotto officiating. Burial was in. 
North Trinity Cemetery, Forman. 

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Mr. Lilja died Saturday evening at St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge. He was born in 
Sweden on Sept. 7th, 1881, and came to Sargent County when he was lA. 

Mr. Lilja has resided in Hankinson for the past 15 years. He had been Clerk of Court 
in Sargent County for a time and later worked for the Highway Department. 

He married Mrs. Mary Christianson Lindberg in 1902. She preceded him in death. He 
leaves two sons, Wilmar of Portland, OR., and Robert of Los Angeles; a stepson, Edward 
Lindberg of Minneapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Brown and Mrs. Elsie Brown, both of 
Portland; Mrs. Walter (Selma) Wilkie, Oakes; and a sister, Mrs. D. C. Nundahl, Mankato, MN. 

Honorary pallbearers from Hankinson were Harold McGray, Sam and Charlie Marvin and 
Wilbur Chap in. ********** December 17, 1959 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 

Mrs. Ethel Zillgitt and daughter, Kahtleen, and Mrs. Rollie Allen left Monday for Chi- 
cago, IL., to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, William Mester, who died unexpect- 
edly on Sunday, Dec. 6th. ********** December 17, 1959 

SERVICES HELD FOR FERD. RACKOW 

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Wipperman Funeral Home for Ferd- 
inand Rackow, 81, who passed away Thursday evening at the St. Gerard Hospital from a ling- 
ering illness. Rev. F. W. Paul officiated at the funeral and interment was in the Evan- 
gelical and Reformed Cemetery. 

Ferdinand Rackow was born in Germany, Nov. 30th, 1876. He came to America with his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Rackow, coming to Hankinson. He attended the public schools 
and was employed by the Hankinson Nursery Co., for the past 45 years. He was a life member 
of the Hankinson fire department and they served as honorary and active pallbearers. 

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Rahn and Mrs. John Bradford of Hankinson 
and Mrs. Carl Albers of Lidgerwood, ND. Two other brothers passed away in the past six 
months and also a sister, Mrs. Keenert preceded him in death. 

********** December 24, 1959 

SCHEIDEGGER RITES SET FOR SATURDAY AT WAHPETON 

Funeral services for Alfred Scheidegger, pioneer of the Fairmount area, will be held 
Saturday, Dec. 26th, from Schmitt & Poulton Funeral Home, Wahpeton. The Rev. Elton Temme , 
pastor of the First English Lutheran Church, Fairmount, will officiate at the last rites 
at 2 PM. 

Mr. Scheidegger, about 78, passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, 
Tuesday morning. ********** December 24, 1959 

JOHN R. SCHELLER RITES HELD TODAY 

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday morning) at 10 AM at the St. Philip's 
Catholic Church for John R. Scheller, 75, who passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 22nd, at 
St. Gerard's Hospital, after a lingering illness. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

Rosary will be held at the Wipperman Funeral Home on Wednesday at 8 PM. 

********** December 24, 1959 

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CORDTS FUNERAL SERVICES HELD 

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Cordts were held Sunday afternoon from St. John's Luth- 
eran Church in Belford Township. The church that her husband. Rev. Walter Cordts has been 
Pastor of for almost 30 years. 

Rev. Henry Fry of Wahpeton conducted the services at the church. Rev. Dierks of Bar- 
ney had the services at the home prior to the services at the church. Rev. Mueller of Lid- 
gerwood had the commital services at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. 

Rose Margaret Volberding, daughter of Fred Volberding and Elizabeth, nee Nuerberger, 
was born at Buckley, IL., Oct. 4th, 1892. She was only a few years old when her parents 
moved to Nebraska where Mr. Volberding engaged in business at Stanton and later at Wisner. 
At the latter place she attended public school and in 1906 she was confirmed in the Lutheran 
faith. When the Volberdings moved to a farm south of Wisner, Rose spent a number of years 
with her maternal grandmother in town, while going to school. She then worked in the gen- 
eral store at Bazile Mills, but when the family moved to a farm near Jamison, Keha Paha 
County, Nebraska, in 1914, she went along and soon after kept house for her older brother, 
who had rented a farm for himself. 

At a country school house near Jamison she met the Rev. Walter H. Cordts who was pastor 
of a parish that was scattered into three counties. They were married at home on Nov. 19th. 
1917, by Pastor August Engelhard of Colome, SD., who later married a sister of the groom. 

Many times in later years. Pastor Cordts and his wife recalled those early days...", 
how often she accompanied him as he served his parish and vacancies at Buttee, NE., and 
Fairfax, SD. They often drove forty and fifty miles in all sorts of weather and arriving 
home, how she would unhitch and unharness one horse as quickly as her husband did the other. 
And during the winter of the terrible influenze epidemic when the pastor was on the road 
literally day and night, there was always a warm house and a hot meal awaiting him. 

In the parsonage near Naper, NE., located 11 miles from the railroad, two children 
were born during those years. Howard in 1919 and Irma in 1923. 

In Feb. of 1925, the pastor having accepted a call to St. John's Church north of Hank- 
inson, the family moved into this area. Here the deceased spent the remainder of her life, 
almost 35 years. -Here a third member was added to the familv, Patricia, who was born July 
10th, 1934. 

For many years Mrs. Cordts enjoyed very good health, but in 1949, major surgery was nec- 
essary. Five years later she again entered the hospital for surgery, as well as x-ray 
therapy. Frequent check-ups seemed to indicate that the progress of the disease had been 
arrested; but in December of 1956, examination showed that the malignancy had entered the 
lungs, and is was evident that there was slight hope for recovery. In spite of this Mrs. 
Cordts went about her work uncomplainingly and met each day with new faith and courage. Her 
constant prayer that she would not have to linger long and painfully was answered beyond 
all expectations. She had taken an interested part in all the preparations for Christmas; 
but the Lord willed that she should spend it with Him in Heaven. 

Wednesday evening at 9:20 she quietly passed from this life into eternal rest and 

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glory. She had reached the age of 67 years 2 months and 12 days. 

She leaves to mourn her: the husband; one son, Howard, of Bay City, MI., two daughters 
Irma (Mrs. B. J. Pankow) of Northville, MI., and Patricia (Mrs. Urban Trittin) of Lidger- 
wood, ND.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Eunice (Mrs. Verner _ Fransen) of Burke, SD,; 
and two brothers, Fred Volberding of Omaha, NE., and Ray Volberding of Norfolk, NE. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** December 26, 1959 

MEYER SERVICES HELD DECEMBER 12 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 12th, at St. Philips Church, for Mrs. 
John (Mary) Meyer, who died at St. Gerard's Hospital, Dec. 10th. 

Rev. Fr. Studzinski celebrated the funeral Mass and interment was in Calvary Cemetery 
beside her husband and son, Mike, and two daughters, who preceded her in death. 

Mary Ennen was born at Ashpenning, MI., on July 31st, 1876, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Nicholas Ennen. At the age of 8, she came with her parents to Dakota Territory, settling 
on a farm three miles east of Hankinson which was her parents homestead. She grew to woman- 
hood and attended the rural school in Waldo Township. 

Mrs. Meyer was a true pioneer in this territory. This was before the icailroads and the 
the town of Hankinson was established. Indians and herds of buffaloes were common sights 
in those days. 

She married John Meyer in 189A, continuing to live on this same farm until her death. 
She is survived by five sons, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Meyer, Mr. and 
Mrs. Nick Meyer, John Meyer, and Mrs. and Mrs. Math Meyer of Hopkins, MN., and four daughters 
Mrs. B. Gosman, Kenmare; Mrs. Catherine Geilespie, Mrs. M. C. Linoweaver, Clearwater, MN., 
and Mrs. Fred Schwandt, Battle Lake, MN. ; 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 
one great-great-grandchild also mourn her death. 

Many friends and relatives from out of town attended the funeral. 

*********** December 24, 1959 

FORMER MANTADOR PRIEST SUCCUMBS 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, for the Rev. James A. Thiel, 
retired priest in the Fargo diocese and former priest at St. Peter and Paul's Church in 
Mantador, who died Sunday at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, ND. 

Solemn Ponifical Mass was recited in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Mantador. Born in 
Iowa in Nov. of 1888, Father Thiel studied at Richardton, ND. , and in St. Paul Seminary 
and was ordained in Fargo, June 4th, 1914, by Bishop James O'Reilly. 

After a year as assistant pastor at Langdon, he became pastor at Rugby. From 1924 
to 1931 he was pastor of St. John's Church at Wahpeton and then was pastor of St. Boniface 
Church, Wimbledon until his reirement in 1946 because of ailing health. 

He has resided in Wimbledon since. Father Thiel had been blind a number of years. 
He leaves four brothers and two sisters, John and Mrs. Elizabeth Reiland, both of Mantador; 
Peter and Mrs. Margaret Blonigan, both of Douglas, ND.; Nicholas of Wahpeton and Alls of 
Bismarck. ********** December 24, 1959 

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MANTADOR NEWS ... .Word came on Monday morning of the death of Rev. Fr. Miller at 

Wimbledon, ND. . Burial was at Mantador on Wednesday morning. John and Wilbert Thiel 
and Mrs. Albert Reiland had been to visit him this past week. 

********** December 24, 1959 

MANTADOR NEWS Ed Goerger and Mrs. C. M Puetz motored to Morril, MN., on Tuesday to 

attend funeral services for a cousin, George Scheuller. 

********** December 24, 1959 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ATTENDS FUNERAL Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lindahl spent Wednesday at :' 

Stranburg, SD., where they attended the funeral of his sister, Clara Lindahl, who died 

unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 6th, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held 

on Wednesday, Dec. 9 th. j.^^.^.^^^^^^ , „,,„,„ 

•" ********** December 24, 1959 

FORMER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY, 
Herbert A. Merrifield, former Hankinson businessman, passed away suddenly Chirstmas 
Eve at Gulf Winds, FL. 

Merrifield, 74, was stricken with a cerebral hemmorhage at his Florida home near Tampa 
where he and his wife had spent the winters for the past several years. They reside in 
Milwaukee, WI. 

Mr. Merrifield was president of the former First National Bank here and left Hankin- 
son in 1931. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Maas and a brother, 
Weston Merrifield, both of Hankinson. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Masonic Temple in Milwaukee. 
Mrs. Maas left for Milwaukee Saturday morning. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** December 31, 1959 

SCHUETT FUNERAL SET FOR FRIDAY 
Mr. and Mrs. George Schuett of Hankinson received word that Mr. Schuett's brother. 
Bill, passed away Saturday evening at Long Beach, CA., where the Schuetts were spending 
the winter months. 

Mr. Schuett will be returned to his home at Wiebaux, MT., for funeral services and 
burial. George Schuett, Jr., of Long Beach, will accompany Mrs. Schuett and her husband's 
body to Wiebaux. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Schuett and Warren Schuett of Wahpeton, will leave for Wiebaux on 
Thursday morning to attend funeral services, which will be held Friday. 

********** December 31, 1959 

FUNERAL 'services HELD FOR RADLOFF INFANT 
Funeral services were held for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Radloff at the 
Wipperman Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon. Rev. Otto Truog conducted the service and 
burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery following the service. 

********** December 31, 1959 



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Film // 10738 



HANKINSON NEWS 
Deaths 



Jan. 3, 1957 - 
Dec. 31, 1959 



Aarstad 82 

Aasen 142 

Aasness 17 

Ackerman 144 

Adamson 61 

Ahrens 16 

Altken 142 

Aker 35,72 

Albers 125,147,152 

Albert 118 

Albright 67,72 

Allen 51,62,152 

Althoff 49,66 

Ambach 142 

Ambrosich 14 

Anderson 5,62,113,140 

Armstrong 105 

Arndt 129 

Arnold 143 

Augdahl 51.117 

Avery 97 

Awe 70 

Bach 49 

Bagus 90,122,135,136 

Baier 89 

Baisley ;32,127,143 

Baker 41,63,95,108,109,130 

Baldner 46,111,120 

Ball 119,120 

Ballard 52,54 

Bangle 24 

Barforth 110 

Baribeau 149 

Barner 60 

Barringer 123 

Barton 59 



Bauer . . 
Beard . . 
Beatty . 
Bee . . . . 
Bechard 
Bechtle 



,.28 
..58 
,.65 
,.17 
,.75 
,128 



Becker 34,125 

Beigel 47 

Bellin 80,85 

Bellows 44 

Berchler 122 

Berg 29,32,33,41,63 

95,116,117,130,131 

•Berger 127 

Berglin 82,84 

Bernard 27,56,82 

Berndt 113,119,144 

Berner 106 

Bertelson 140 

Betterman 20,140 

Biegel 70 

Biggs 15,87,142 

Birchem 98,101 

Birdzell 34 

Bimbaum 56 

Bisek 18,51 

Bladow 4,10,15,25 

50,53,81,131 

Blake 52,70 

Blomberg 83 

Blonigan 22,154 

Bloomdale 89 

Boatman 48 

Boe 89 

Boehning 33 

Boelke 51.77 

Boesen 1^ 



Boettcher 56 

Bohn ..17,53,58,59,61,75,77, 
88,101,106,108,116,117,140.. 

Bohnenstingle 39 

Bohnstingle 8 

Boldt 4,16,22,23,42,108,133 

Boll 33 

Bommersbach ..19,21,39,48,51 
81,105,106,107,118,141,143.. 

Bonine 151 

Boomhauer 145 

Bostrom 86 , 89 

Bowder 102 

Brackin 12,15,90 

Bradford 125,147,152 

Bradley 44 

Brady 109 

Brandel 23 

Brandt 145 

Branson 27,113,121,149 

Brassfield 59 

Braun 16,142 

Bresnahan 39,42 

Breuske 20 

Brickner 19 

Brickzen 69 

Brosowske 125 

Brown 49,67,94,95 

96,124,146,152 

Bruce 132 

Brummond 39,56,149 

Brunkhorst 81 

Buche 59 

Buck ..19,73,104,105,106,140 

Buckhaus 116 

Buckholz 109,133 



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Buckhouse 28,30,31,89 

120,130 

Budde 35,72 

Budke 27 

Buechler 55 

Bulton 135 

Bunde 73,91,134 

Burcham 114 

Burf lend 10 

Burgeson 6 

Burlison 120 

Buscher 110 

Busher 24 

Burvee 141 

Buse 134,145 

Busta 56 

Cady Ill 

Calloway 16 

Case 29 

Cassette 7 

Caulkins 17,131 

Champion 54 

Chezik 115 

Chinberg 125 

Christensen 31 

Christiansen ..73,115,152 

Christie 114 

Clarey 62,87,88 

Clark -..100,120 

Clary 104 

Cleveland 91 

Cohen 56 

Collins 4 

Condreal 124 

Cooper 60 

Coppin 44,59,63 

95,101,102,132 

Cordell 12 

Cordts 151,153 

Cothe 47 



Cousins 53 

Cox 54,60,94,138,151 

Coyne 137 

Crawford 24,41,45 

Cressey 51,105,107 

Crome 133 

Crooks 18 

Cunningham 17 

Dahl 29,78 

Dahlen 52,54 

Dahlquist 69 

Damkoehler 72 

Damon 108 

Danz 73 

Darner 107 

Davis 121 

Dawson 150 

Deason 16 

Deaton 4 

Decker 47 

Defea 150 

Deforest 96 

Deike 44,140,145 

Dela Barie/re 126,128 

De Silva 56,57 

Dibbert 53 

Differding 49 

Dixon 38 

Dohlstrara 82 

Donovan 126 

Dorner 143 

Dosch 92,149 

Draeger 81 

Dretsch 47 

Drickes 126 

Driesen , 10 

Duenow 92 

Duffing 24 

Duf resno 72 

Durkee 28,29 

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Duwenhoegger , . 128 

Dwyer 28 

Dyke 84,92 

Early 142 

Ecker 94 

Eckhoff 135 

Ehlers 14,106 

Ehrens 121 

Eichhorn 33 

Eickler 80 

Ellingson 64 

Ellis 17 

Ellsworth 102 

Elstad 87 

Endicott 27 

Engebretson 36,68,110 

Ennen 154 

Erb 19,124 

Erickson 39,53,112,144 

Ernest 50 

Evenson 69 

Ewald 130 

Faber 1 

Falk 4,40,96,151 

Farup 18 

Feldman 44 , 147 

Fellbaum 129 

Fenske 35,56 

Ferber 67 

Fettes 47 

Field 132 

Fink 80 

Fischer 110,116 

Fish 135 

Fleenor 33 

Fleming 86 

Flock 93 

Foeltz 4,23,63 

Foertsch 46 



Fogarty 87,88 

Foley 6,62 

Ford 12 

Forness 42 

Foster 44 

Forsythe 127 

Fournines 8 

Fox 57 

Frandsen 115 

Fransen 154 

Franz 44 

Fredricks 9 

Frenzel 47 

Freye 83 

Frlef eme 84 

Froet 57 

Front 44 

Fry 49 

Fugene 2 

Fuglem 38 

Gabbert 43,147 

Gabel 65,102 

Gaedcke 50,120 

Gainer 29 

Garrison 76 

Garvey Ill 

Cast 63 

Gaul 66 

Gebhart ; 14 

Gehler 66,75,134 

Geilespie 154 

Gerezek 74 

Gibson 139 

Giese 10,140 

Gieser 55 

Gill 133 

Gillispie 120 

Gingerich 60 

Ginsbach 142,144 



Glassel 80 

Glenz 147 

Glock 48 

Godijohn 132' 

Godfried 126 

Goerger 19,21,31,71 

126,155 

Gollnick 57 

Goltz 19 

Gordon 79 

Gosman 154 

Gowin 104 

Grady 11,58 

Grager 88,147 

Granell 21 

Gray 67,68 

Grede 100 

Green 34,72,96 

Grese 83 

Greske 68 

Grettum 25 

Griep 146 

Griepentrog 59,61,147 

Griggs 32 

Grimes 132 

Grob 113 

Grohnke 26,119 

Grosza 55 

Gruba 137,139 

Gruetzmacher 79 

Grundyson 35,36 

Gutzmer 66,79 

Haeger 7,19 

Hafner Ill 

Hagen 129 

Hajak 60 

Hakseth 43 

Halberg 99,140 

Haley 102 



Halpus 93 

Halson 114 

Halvorson 100 

Hamerlik 82 , 144 

Hammel 145 

Haimnerschmidt 47 

Hample 59,115 

Hanlon 88 

Hansen 7 

Hanson 23,33,60,105,123 

Hardie 27,149 

Hardt 123 

Harkens 123 

Harn 41 

Harrel 106 

Hartleben 69,117 

Harvey 67,70 

Hasse 74 

Haukness 149 

Haus 80 

Hayard 31 

Heck 122 

Hedrick 53 

Hedtke 70 

Heesch 43 

Heger 21 

Heiman 70 

Hein 75,90 

Heitkamp 126 

Heley 10,80 

Hell .44 

Helmbrecht 147 

Helseth 16 

Hemmerling 48 

Hendricks 100,102 

Henke 129 

Hentz 43,44,66,77,94,95,122 

Herding 49,107,143 

Hermes 19,20,47,77 

Heyen 42 



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Highman 44 

Hines 39 

Hingst 113,140 

Hipp 19,20,21,118,143 

Hoef 65 

Hoefs 14,23,29,61,62 

63,64,95 

Hoeft 44,12,145 

Hoel 127 

Hoffman 17,22,83 

Hohenstern 50,125 

Hoines 77 

Hokanson 39 

Holden 120 

Holmes 82 

Hoist 50,51,105,107 

Holzhauer 59 

Hoyem 66 

Hrdlicka 116,117 

Hruby 117 

Hubrig 34,133 

Hughes 35,72 

Hull . 102 

Humble 99 

Hunziker 73 

Huse 24 

lilies 69 

Ingstad 44 

Irish 65 

Jackman 41 

Jackson 62 

Jacobson 18,123 

Jaeger 100,112,119 

Jahn 58 

Janke 94 

Janz 48 

Jarl 120 

Jarske 100,110 

Jarski 9 



Jarvis 106 

Jasmer 120 

Jensen 31,115 

Jentz .9 

Jereszek 139 

Jerpseth 128 

Johnke 81 

Johnson ..33,40,41,45,49,63 
76,92,113,121,132,134,145,, 

146 

Jones 12,44,91,118 

Jorgensen 31 

Joubest 113 

Kackman 106 

Kaeding 23 

Kahl 100 

Kahn 47 

Kaiser 106 

Kakaska 100 

Kannera 28 

Kapoun 45 

Karls 86 

Karlsbach 114,115 

Kath 26,63,64,65,89,123 

Kay 52 

Keenan 66 

Keenert 152 

Keeney 120 

Kelley 88 

Kelly 84 

Kemper 6 

Kempf 12 

Kiedel 62 

Kinemert 57 

King 38,68 

Kinn 17,19,48,77,90,149 

Kinnaw 87 

Kissner 60 

Kittleland 79 

Kjelstrup 28,93 

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Klar 32,143 

Klawitter 66,80,116,151 

Klimek 11,14,56 

Kluge 144 

Klund 94,99 

Knaack 42 

Knudson 129 

Knuepple 116 

Kobetich 36 

Koch 65 

Koehler 38,68 

Kohen 133 

Kohlof f 149 

Koltman 123 

Koppelman 60,106,145,146 

Kosterman 71 

Kratzer 1 

Krause ....32,34,40,47,66,74 
75,77,80,88,100,105,138,141, 

144,146 

Krebsbach 64 

Kristofitz 93 

Krienke 46 

Krietlow 24 

Kronebusch 92 

Krueger 10,32,108 

Krump ..31,32,46,111,120,134 

Kruse 142 

Kuah ' 36 

Kube 106 

Kuddes 137 

Kuehl 15,121 

Kuehn 18,83,106 

Kulberg 53 

Kunkle 53 

Kunz 36 

Kutter 94,110,129 

Kutzer 65 

Kuzel 119 

Kysilka HI 



Laboda 79 

Lacky 11 

Laf ranz 25 

Lahren 7 

Lalng 80 

Lamberly 120 

Lambertz 92 

Lange 71,87,129 

Langeberg 41 

Langenwalter 83 

Langstaf f 39 

La Qua 86,90,93,149 

Larson 6,25,60,65,80,89, 
99,114,123,127,128,150... 

Laske 87 

Laughlin 132 

Lawson 120 

Lazenby 124 

Leathart 27,113,121 

134,137,149 

Leavitt 86 

Le Clair 45,48 

L^e 31,82 

Lehrke 133 

Lein 120 

Leinen 49,70,90 

Lentz 84 

Lenz 42,45,68,81 

Lenzen 122 

Lewis ..26,44,101 

Lien 119 

Lilja 151 

Lindahl 155 

Lindberg 10,152 

Lingen 31,66 

Linoweaver 154 

Litzau 36,73 

Lobin 87 

Lockwood 131 

Loessin 80 

Loff 8 



Lohr 112 

Loll 50,79,88,126 

134,145,149,151 

Lopp 48 

Lorenz lo 

Lower 14 

Lubenow 51 

Lueck 12,106 

Luethy 73 

Luibahl 149 

Luick 65,120 

Lummus 136 

Lund 36,37,56 

Maack 77 

Maas 155 

Mac Grady 67 

Macheel 125,147 

Maethner ..25,111,113,114 

Magill 53 

Mahler 61 

Mann 100 

Manock 133 

Manske 23,109 

Markham 134 

Marks 26,116 

Marohl 23,118,119 

Marquardt 110 

Marsh 17 

Martin 20,49,76 

Martinek 7 

Martinson 23,33 

Matheson 123 

Mathias 27 

Matteson 29 

Matthews 37 

Mauch ...67,80,84,131,133 

Mauer 19,21,61,62,74, 

76,122,126 

Mayer 57 



Mc Conn 38,101,102,135,141 

Mc llwain 8,9,11,60 

Mc Keith 91 

Mc Morrow 16,39,42 

Mc Parland 127 

Mead 102 

Medenwald/t 17,19,20,68 

73,91,104,107,118,130,132, 

134,140 

Meide 29 

Meidinger 55 

Meland 107,143 

Melcher 46 

Melchert 22 

Melquist 47 

Menke 88 

Mergens 87 

Merrif ield 155 

Mersch 94,130 

Merschman 69 

Mertes 1,5,6,12 

Mester 65,152 

Meyer 27,33,61,108,109,113 
116,134,138,141,150,151,154 

Michalek 141,142 

Michelson 51 

Michie 107,143 

Miesen 28 

Mihaleck ". 22 

Milbrandt89,116,117,120,131 

Miles 133 

Miller ...17,36,38,44,52,55 
66,67,70,82,100,102,107,131 

137,139,140,151,155 

Minnehan 47 

Miranowski 33 

Mitchell 7,19,21 

Mitzell 91,113 

Moeller 63,132 

Moen 16,93 

Mohr 28 



(160) 



Mohs 61 

Mongoven 47 

Ilonson 134 

Moore 56,58,60,125 

Morgan 150 

Morse 41 

Mosey 25 

Motis 101,102,112 

Mourer 131 

Muehler 19,33,41,46,62,89 
95,104,128,130,134,138,140 

Muellenbauch 37 , 73 

Mueller 121 

Murack 56 

Murphy ..6,61,127,137,138 

Hack 20,140 

Nathe 69 

Neeley 84 

Neibelscher 129 

Neisch 37 

Neitzel 88,146 

Nellermoe 121 

Nels 93 

Nelson ...3,5,28,29,40,85 
100,103,109,110,149,150.. 

Nepper 12,135 

Nemann 63 

Neuman 3,5 

Newman 131 

Norman 90 

Northrup 91 

Novotny 122 

Nuerberger 153 

Nulph 62,142 

Nundahl 152 

Oberg 49 

Odenbreth - 69 • 

O'Donell 142 

Ohlrich 103 



Ohm 10 

Olds 151 

dig 25 

Oliver 92,114 

Olsen 127 

Olson 23,47,125,143 

O'Meara 67 

O'Neill 86 

Orth 119 

Osborn/e 76,106,140 

Ostby 38 

Ostline 132,133 

Overboe 147 

Palmquist 50 

Pankow 34,73,91 

106,134,154 

Paquin 56 

Parker 72,134 

Parkill 138 

Parks 89 

Pasbrig 59,61 

Pasch 92 

Passenheim 20, 76 

Paterson 97 

Patrick 63 

Pauling 56 

Paulson 31,32,37 

60,143,147 

Pautze 4 

Payne 110 

Pearson 27,60 

Pechak 14 

Pedrett 32 

Pelvit 29 

Pelzel 62 

Perry 29 

Peters 135,149 

Petrick 81,111 

Patterson 89,131 

Pettlt 31 

(161) 



Pfahl 113,114 

Phares Ill 

Philiamlee 61 

Pierson 92 

Piggott 30 

Pinkowski 14 

Piontkowski 84 

Pirmantgen 63 

Place 23,61,62,63 

Plaster 22,23 

Poe 71 

Polda 88 

Polf uss 4 

Pooch 22 

Popp/e 61,92,105 

Poppler 34 

Poster 17 

Prall 150 

Prchal 122 

Prebble 25 

Pribbernow 8,32,87 

Priesema 92 

Primising 91 

Prinz 38 

Prochnow 49,50,77 

118,125,140 

Propp 35,110 

Puetz 92,114,131 

134,136,142,155 ". 

Pugh 73 

Purdy 149 

Quam 66,92 

Quick 84 

Raaen 119 

Rackow 124,125,152 

Radig 35 

Radke 70,101 

Radloff 47,155 

Rahn .125,147,152 



Ramsey 28,139 

Raobin 55 

Rassier 126,130 

Rattunde 24,78 

Rector 51 

Reed 50 

Rehm lAl 

Reiland 80,154,155 

Reinke 16,45,107,122,141 

Renegar 43 

Renfrew 11 

Rettig 107,143 

Reubisch 137 

Reynolds 40,77 

Rich 68 

Richards 102 

Richardson 62 

Riggle 120 

Ripley 78 

Ritchie 98 

Roberts 4,10,122 

Robinson 84,36 

Robison 24 

Roeder ...119,130,131,132 

Rohl 82 

Romerein 141 

Ronice 40 

Rorvig 22 

Roscoe 61 

Rosenen " 147 

Rosenkranz 84,118,120 

Rossow 10,26,92,116 

Roth 51,93 

Rubert 144 

Rud 126 

Rundgren 24 

Sadlicki 144 

Safferath 149 

Salmor 29 



Salsrude 44 

Sampson 19 

Sand 5,40 

Sander /s 19,82,140 

Sater 53 

Sauter 27 

Schiedegger ..37,70,72,152 

Scheller 126,134,152 

Scheuller 155 

Schieb 86 

Schiltz 28,32 

Schley 49 

Schlinder 75 

Schmaing 57 

Schmidt 150 

Schmier 55 

Schmit 25,65,82 

SchmitE 10,89,93 

Schneider 53 

Schock 38 

Schoenek 129 

School 125 

Schouweiler 96,98,124 

Schram 7,3,53 

Schreiber 49 

Schroeder 28,30,31 

41,43,107,123 

Schuett 62,82,132 

133,144,155 

Schultz 11,12,34,44,56 

79,121,122,126,147,151 

Schulz 55,108 

Schuschka 119 

Schurian 59 

Schutt 12,74 

Schwalen 140 

Schwandt 154 

Schwankel 10,109 

Seavers 137 

Sedler 121 



Seefelt 45,133 

Seegebarth 10 

Seeley 68 

Seivert 1 

Sellers 53 

Sethre 37,73 

Shapiro 53 

Shaw 50 

Shea 96 

Shebeck 81 

Sheets 83 

Shelley 7 

Shewebach 95 

Shornak 112 

Siegman 151 

Siesco 57 

Sikorski 29,38,70,150 

Silingson 65 

Simon 100 

Simonson 114 

Sinner 25,40 

Sister Pamelia 8 

Skogland 125 

Slattery 88 

Sleeten 83 

Sletting ..15,17,89,114,123 

Sloan 59 

Slocum 18 

Smith 8,19,45,48,102 

111,119,123,135 

Snell 27,113 

Snyder 87 

Sonnenstuhl 29 

Sorenson 57,79 

Sorum 132 

South 48 

Spaeth 64 

Speak 60 

Spear 59,87,115,121 

Squires 19 



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Stack 7,50,81,116 

Seal 110 

Stanley 18 

Staugh 67 

Stave 80 

Steele 55 

Steigerwald 100 

Stein 34,77,142 

Steiner 60 

Steinhorst 22,23 

Steinwehr 49,125 

Stern 142 

Stevens 140 

Stevenson 28,29 

Stiner 118 

Stoltenow 61,63,66 

79,121,147 

St. Pierre 64,143 

Strainer 16 

Strait 67 

Straus 62 

Strege 32,116 

"Strobusch 1 

Stroehl 79 

Strub 37 

Strubel 87 

Studnicka 86,93 

Suess 112 

Sukow 80 

Sullivan 88 

Summerville 94 

Sund/e 36,43 

Sveiven 14,16 

Swain 42 

Swanson 44 

Sweeney 127, 144 

Swigart 27 

Tallman 100 

Tannas 86 



Tayton 60 

Teare 78 

Tellers 70 

Tennery Ill 

Terwilleger 28 

Thayer 114 

Theede 6,48 

Theis 25,119 

Theus 73 

Thiel/e .25,53,126,154,155 

Thomas 1 

Thompson. ..24,27,69,78,103 

Thorson 149 

Tiegs 16,120 

Tischer 34,145 

Tivescar 92 

Tofte 92 

Tohm 103 

Toms 130 

Tracy 100 

Trafford 132 

Trapp 15 

Triba 48 

Trlttin 25,116,119,154 

Trohela 132 

Trom 7 

Tucker 149 

Tulloch 97 

Turbak 48 

Tveter 36 

Tvidtan 86 

Tweeter 55 

Twite 23 

Tyson 131 

Umbreit 60,61 

Upkes 58 

Utecht 44 

Utz 147 



Van der Werff 112 

Van Walker 54 

Vaplon 12 

Vedder 36,42,107,131 

Vetter 12 

Vig 80 

Vinje 52,54 

Voeltz 59 

Volberding 153 

Von der Harr 57 

Vonnhoff 129 

Waite 62 

Wall 69 

Walker 11,53 

Wallock 69 

Wallman 52 

Walters 59 

Wang 125,127,128 

Warkentin 85 

Watson 97 

Wawers 28,46,56,82,150 

Wear 78 

Weber 36,40,60 

73,91,107,151 

Wedell 134 

Wefel 138 

Weige 37 

Weinkauf 35,43 ,'94 , 110 

Weir 126 

Weiss 29,63 

Welch 105 

Welk 80 

Well 82 

Wendt 40,75 

Wertz 53 

Werre 63 

West 92 

Wetherbee 16,18,27 

White 41,58,110 



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Whitehead 139 

l^itham 146 

Whiting 83 

Wiebusch 81 

Wilkie 152 

Willard 41 

Willert 94 

Williams 1,24,87 

Wills 86 

Wilm 17 

Wilprecht 41,63,95 

106,130 

Wilson 57 

Winefeldt 103 

Winthers 84 

Wipperman 78 

Witt ...9,11,26,85,147,151 

Witte 26 

Wittikko 21 

Woiwode 93 

Woldren 126,127 

Wojfer .15 

Wolff 43 

V/olk 24 

Wolter 110 

Womack 72 

Worner 28,101,112,113,126 

Wrege 69 

Wright 130,148 

Wurl 43,111 

Wurst 48 



Yakas 30,31 

Young 45 



Zachary 54 

Zajac Ill 

Zastrow 116 

Zatechka 94 

Zentgraf 47 

Zentner 145 

Ziegelman/n ..19,44,46,52 
53,61,63,75,76,105,106, 
139,146 



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