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Hadenfeld, Erich W. C. (1901 - 1923)

Erich W.C. Hadenfeld died November 17, 1923, in a car accident north of Manilla.

Born: July, 12, 1901 son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hadenfeld, in East Boyer TWP.

Survivors: parents, siblings: Henry of East Boyer, Mrs. Henry Buchanan, Mrs. Carl Berndt, both of Denison, Mrs. Hermania Young, of Sioux City, Mrs. Hans Hennings of Lake Park, Andreas of Denison and Mrs. Wm. Wittmaack of Denison, Grandmother Mrs. Fred Neumann of Denison.

Funeral: Lutheran Church in Denison.

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Hagan, Daniel ( - 1889)

Denison Review, April 11, 1889
(roll 5, #1709057, in Denison Library)

....Daniel Hagan died of fatal burns, .. he removed with his parents from Ireland to America in 1847 - settling in Canada. He came west in 1865 stopping at Grinnel a short time, and finally purchased land in Crawford county. He settled in Denison and for some three or four years worked at his trade, that of shoemaker... he spent some time in Nebraska, but finally settled in 1875 on his farm at Buck Grove...he won to his side many earnest friends, and gained for himself a strong character for uprighhtness in all his dealings with his fellow men..

Submitted by Janice Scott

Hagen, Mrs. Rosa ( - 1901)

Denison Bulletin, Jan. 10, 1901
Buck Grove news:

Mrs. Rosa Hagan, one of the oldest settlers in this county, was buried Sunday. She had been a great sufferer from asthma, but the immediate cause of her death last Friday was from malarial trouble. She leaves an adopted daughter and nine sons to mourn her loss: also a brother and sister, all of whom were present at the funeral, which was one of the largest ever held here, showing the respect in which Mrs Hagan was held in the community which she loved so many years.

Submitted by Janice Scott

Peter J. Hallowell (1855 - 1928)

Denison Review Wednesday, Sept. 1928

Peter Hallowell - Early Settler Died Sept. 16th
Came to Crawford County in Year 1867 and Has Since Made Home Near Dow City
Funeral Services on Tuesday
Many Friends Pay Last Tribute
Interment was Made in the Dow City Cemetery

Dow City, Sept. 19 - Special in the Review
Peter J. Hallowell, son of Joseph and Marcia Adams Hallowell, was born Oct. 16, 1855, near Strawberry Point, Iowa and died Sept. 16, 1928 at Ford dodge, at the age of 72 years, 11 months. In 1867 the family came to Crawford county, settling about three miles northwest of Dow City. Here he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the public schools. It was here hat he engaged in farming, the occupation he followed through life.

On May 17, 1882, he was united in marriage to Tillie G. Scott and to this union four children were born: Mrs. Ada Rule of Fort Dodge; Mrs. Inez Holcombe, Fayetteville, N. C.; Joseph E. of Dow City and Jane of Fort Dodge, all of whom survive him.

Mr. Hallowell was one of the early settlers of Crawford county, having been a resident for 61 years. He entered into the life of the community and saw the county transformed from a prairie land to its present state of development. He was public spirited and interested in the upbuilding of community and schools. For a short term he served as township trustee and for many years was director of the Belltown school. He was quiet in many liberal in views, having been raised in the faith of the Universalist church. He was affiliated with the Mineral Spirit Camp of the Modern Woodman of America.

His greatest interest centered about his home life and he was always happier when surrounded by his family and friends. Besides his wife, son and daughters, he leaves to mourn his death nine grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Dow City, Tuesday, at 2:30 P.M., a number of friends being present to pay their last tribute of respect. Rev. Adams of Dunlap spoke words of comfort, after which the remains were placed to rest in the Dow City Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. James Scott of Johnstown and Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Rule and son and Miss Jane Hallowell of Fort Dodge were among those present from away.

Denison Review 9-26-1928 - Dow City News Letter

We wish to make a correction in regard to the minister at the Hallowell funeral last week. We were misinformed and Rev. Welsh of the Baptist church in Denison was in charge instead of Rev. Adams of Dunlap.

We also wish to report the names of several who were in attendance at the funeral which we were unable to obtain last week. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Carroll of Hamburg, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Glassburner of Council Bluffs, Mrs. J. B. Glassburner of Woodbine, Mrs. C. K. Meyers of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. George Talcott and son, William and Mrs. W. M. Osborne of Jefferson, Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Coleman of Moorhead, Mrs. J. T. Hattery, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rule and Earl Chambers of Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. George Powell of Denison.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Matilda (Scott) Hallowell (1864 - 1928)

Denison Review, Wednesday, December 26, 1928 - Dow City

Former Dow City Resident Died at Fort Dodge
Mrs. Peter J. Hallowell, Pioneer Resident of Crawford County, Died at home of her Daughter
Funeral Services on Sunday
Leaves to Mourn Her Death Two Sons and Two Daughters, Besides a Host of Relatives

Sadness was spread about the community last Thursday when news came from Ft. Dodge of the death of one well known and respected by the entire vicinity, having spent practically all her life here.

Matilda G. Scott, second daughter of William and Mary Ann Garland Scott, was born April 10, 1864, at North Gower, Ontario, Canada, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. G. Rule, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Dec. 20, 1928, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 10 days. When she was five years of age the family came to Iowa, settling on a farm near Dow City. It was here that she spent her girlhood days, attending the Dow City public schools.

On May 17, 1882 she was united in marriage to Peter J. Hallowell. They settled on a farm three and a half miles northwest of Dow City where they reared their family and spent their entire married life. Her husband preceded her in death just recently, having passed away September 16.

To this union four children were born, Mrs. Ada Rule, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Inez Holcombe, Fayetteville, N. C.; Joseph E., of Dow city, and Jane E. of Ft. Dodge, all of whom survive to cherish the memory of a mother's loving care and guidance.

While she was known in the community for her cheerful and sympathetic nature, it was in her home that her influence was felt most deeply. Her close companionship and earnest appeal for the best things of life have always been an inspiration to her family.

She was presently on the rolls of the Episcopal church, having been baptized before coming from Canada. She was a charter member of Mineral Park camp, Royal Neighbors of America and served as oracle for a number of years.

Besides her sons and daughters, she leaves to mourn her death one brother, H. G. Scott, Dow City; two half sisters, Mrs. A. P. Hardy of Timber Lake, S. D.; Mrs. Ira Lewis of Lexington, Ore; nine grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends.

Funeral services for the departed were held at the M. E. church in Dow City, Sunday, December 23, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Wm. Welsh of the Baptist church of Denison speaking comforting words. A large crowd of friends gathered to pay their last respects.

Some who were present from away were Jane E. Hallowell, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Rule and son, Wayne of Fort Dodge, Ellen Scott, Knoxville, Ill., Rosalia Scott, of Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. James H. Scott of Johnston, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. George Hanson and family of Odebolt; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Talcott, Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Carroll, Homburg; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bryan, Red Oak, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Glassburner and family, Council Bluffs; Mrs. W. M. Chauncey, Omaha; Mrs. J. B. Glassburner, Woodbine; Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Rule, Earl Chambers and daughters, Lois and Gladys, John, Jack and Grace Talcott, Dunlap; Clarence Talcott, Wessington, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Pierce, Mrs. Frank Bolton, Mrs. George Powell and son Vernon and Mrs. Frank Odell, Denison.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Hamann, William Frederick (1877 - 1912)

Schleswig Leader - November 7, 1912

Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
And stars to set - but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own death!

The truth of these words were forcibly impressed upon the hearts of the people of our community when the sad news of the sudden and wholly unexpected demise of our respected townsman, William Hamann, spread through our town on the morning of Thursday, October 31. Only a few intimate friends knew that the deceased had been ailing during the last week and even they ascribed no seriousness to his ailment. But his time had come and death made use of a slight appearing infection of the ear to gather him home. Only one short day the real struggle lasted and then death had gained a complete victory. The slight appearing infection had worked to the brain and a brave heart was stilled for all time.

William Frederick Hamann was born on the 3d day of November, 1877, in Cedar County, Iowa. Soon after his birth his parents moved to Crawford County, Iowa. Here Mr. Hamann grew to manhood and spent practically his whole life.

In 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Elenora Moltmann of Morgan township. This happy union was blessed with five children - 2 boys and 3 girls. They all survive the father with their bereaved mother mourn the early death of the father and husband.

Aside from these Mr. Hamann's aged parents, three brothers and three sisters mourn his early departure, while 2 sisters and five brothers have passed to the great beyond before him.

For many years Mr. Hamann has held a clerkship in one of our leading mercantle institutions and ever showed himself as a very efficient, painstaking and trustworthy clerk. All who have had dealings with him thought highly of him and his loss will be felt keenly by the proprietor as well as the patrons of the store where he was employed.

He was a member of the order of the Sons of Hermann and also the volunteer fire department of this place.

The funeral was held Monday. After brief services at the residence the remains were taken to the church where a great number of friends and acquaintances had assembled to pay last respects to the deceased. W. R. Wetzeler, the local pastor, conducted the religious services at the house, the church and at the grave. During the hour of the funeral, business was at a standstill, as nearly all places of business were closed, thus showing the universal respect in which the departed was held.

Many beautiful floral offerings of friends adorned the casket. The fire department escorted the remains to the grave in a body, as did the local order of the Sons of Hermann. Interment was made in Morgan cemetery.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Harold Heath Hammond (1878 - 1900)

Denison Review, Friday, 7-13-1900 - Dow City

Died - In McKay Hospital at Jackson, Tennessee, on Monday morning, July 9, 1900, Harold Heath Hammond, the only son of Mrs. E. L. Hammond of Dow City, aged 22 years and 11 days.

The above news, the substance of which was telegraphed to this, his home, at 1:35 p.m. last Monday, fell upon this community like a terrific thunder bolt from a clear sky and plunged the whole town into the depths of sorrow. Hal, as he was better known, had only been absent from home a little less than seven weeks and had gone to Jackson as a track apprentice with the engineering corps of I. C. R. R. Co., at that place.

He worked only about two weeks when he contracted the typhoid fever which proved fatal. His remains were brought to this city on July 11, where the funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 3 o'clock p.m. of the same day.

The ceremonies were in charge of Globe Lodge No. 280, I. O. O. F. of which body Hal was a worthy member and officer. The organization in memorial uniform met the train the widowed and childless mother, together with her nephew, Mr. John Heath of Waterloo, Mr. A. C. Butterworth, a personal friend, and employee of I. C. R. R. of Dubuque and the lodge delegates Messers Jay Bell and G. V. Whaley, both intimate friends of the deceased who met the funeral train at Ft. Dodge and accompanied the friends and remains to the church which was bountifully and beautifully decorated with cut flowers, emblem designs, potted plants and ferns. The floral tributes were many coming from the lodge and his numerous lady and gentlemen friends, together with garlands of cut flowers from W. F. M. S.

After the lodge rite, Rev. J. B. Harris, of Denison, preached the sermon of sympathy and consolation. The remains were viewed by at least 500 friends and acquaintances from this and neighboring towns. The ceremony was concluded at the cemetery to which place a large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains.

Harold's death is but another reminder that we are born but to die and that we are to realize that life is but as a vapor which appeareth but for a short time and then vanisheth away. A young life full of the bloom of youth and energy of daring manhood has gone from our midst to dwell with the father who had proceeded him only about eighteen months. May the arm of the Almighty, the Comforter and Sustainer of the widow and orphan support the bereaved mother who still remains and who has lived and labored so long for those who have gone before her.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Hansen, Anna (1843 - 1909)

Schleswig Leader - Oct. 15, 1909

Mrs. Anna Hansen (nee Jessen) was born February 13, 1843, at Immingsfedt, Schleswig-Holstein, and died October 4, 1909, at Schleswig, Iowa, aged 66 years, 7 months and 21 days. Deceased had been in ill health for the past few years, death coming as a welcome relief to her sufferings. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia.

Deceased came to this country in 1867, settling in Jackson county, this state. In 1868 she was married to Claus Jurgen Hansen, later, in 1878, moving to Crawford county with her family. This union was blessed with fifteen children, thirteen of which died in infancy.

In 1890 she lost her husband by a very sudden death, and the remaining years of her life were spent with her son and daughter in Schleswig.

She leaves to mourn her demise a son Henry, and a daughter Botilda (sic), both of Schleswig. She also leaves three brothers, one in Montana and two in the Fatherland, besides a host of friends.

Deceased was ever a good and loving mother and a kind friend and will be greatly missed, not only in the home, but also in the neighborhood.

The funeral was held from the Church of Peace here on Thursday, October 7, the Rev. Hansen officiating. The remains were laid to their last rest in the Morgan cemetery near here.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Hansen, Ella (1891 - 1909)

Schleswig Leader - Aug 13, 1909

On Saturday morning at 4 o'clock occurred the death of Ella Hansen, youngest daughter of Hans Peter Hansen of Otter Creek township. Deceased was a bright young girl of 15 years, and had always been in the best of health until a short time ago when she was taken sick with the fever disease that is prevalent in these parts.

On Monday the 1st she underwent an operation for gall troubles. Being still in a very weakened condition from the effects of the fever, who was unable to withstand the shock of the operation, and passed away as stated above.

Ella Dorothea Hansen was born in Otter Creek township, Mar. 18, 1891, and died Aug. 7, 1909, and was aged 15 years, 4 months, 19 days.

She was a bright young girl, who, since the death of her mother, has been a great help and comfort to her father.

She was christened in the Church of Peace in Schleswig in the spring of 1908, being a member of the Confirmation class of the same year.

The funeral ceremony was held at the Church of Peace here Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1910, the Rev. E. Hanson officiating. The remains were interred in the Morgan cemetery near here. The other members of the Confirmation class followed the remains to the cemetery and sang a song over the grave.

The deceased leaves to mourn her death, an aged father, two sisters and six brothers, besides a host of friends who will miss her smiling face in all of their gatherings.

Mrs. Katherine Grill, a sister, of Woonsocket was present, the absent ones being a brother in Seattle and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Wunderlich, of Spokane.

The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved ones in their hour of affliction.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Hanson, Esther (Abt. 1891 - 1911)

Denison Review 8-2-1911 - Boyer

Word was received that Miss Esther Hanson died of brain fever in the Odebolt hospital Sunday, July 20th. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erik Hanson. She was 20 years old and leaves to mourn her death five sisters and two brothers, mother and father, besides many relatives and friends. She is well known here as her folks made their home here a number of years. They are now living near Herring. We extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Elizabeth P.(Cheynoweth) Harris (1832 - 1900)

Denison Review, Tuesday, March 27, 1900

Elizabeth P. Cheynoweth was born in Vermont, September 4th, 1832. When a young girl she came with her parents to South Easter Ohio where she grew to womanhood. In 1852 she was united in marriage to Wm. Harris. A few years after her marriage, her husband felt called to the ministry and joined the Pittsburg Conference of the M. E. church. After five years of labor in the itinerant ministry, her husband died, leaving her practically penniless and with four small children dependent upon her for support.

With the small stipend received from the conference she began the struggle for a livelihood. She learned the tailoring trade and began the arduous task of making a living for her family with her needle. She would work in the tailor shop from morning until night and do her own housework and sewing at night time. It was no doubt this incessant toil that finally broke down her constitution and filled her last years with weakness and pain. Hoping to furnish better opportunities for her children and desirous of being with her relatives she moved to Chariton, Iowa in 1869.

Here out of the meager wages and the small amount received from the Conference, she provided for the needs of her family and built and paid for a comfortable home. About twenty two years ago she moved to Creston, Iowa to keep house for her son, J. B. Harris and with the exception of three years made her home with this son until her death.

When a young girl she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and for more than fifty years lived a devoted Christian life. For twenty years she has been an invalid and to her death was not a dreaded monster but simply translation from the pains and sorrows of this life to the "glory that shall be revealed in us." One of the strong points in her character was the ability to meet trying and discouraging conditions. She never faltered in the face of the greatest difficulties but met and overcame them with a conquering faith and hard work. Only those who knew her in the days of her health can fully appreciate her real cheerfulness of spirit and ability to meet every emergency. As a mother there was no sacrifice too great for her to make for her children.

At her request she will be laid at rsnt in the cemetery where lies buried many of her relatives. She leaves three children, Mrs. H. H. Lovett of Lineville, Iowa, T. A. Harris of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Rev. J. B. Harris, pastor of the M. E. church of Denison, Iowa.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Harrington, Mrs. Bridget Tarpy (1857 - 1946)

Bridget Tarpy Harrington, Vail Iowa
Died: Friday April 5, 1946, 88 yrs old
Born: Port Carbon, Pa. August 16, 1857
Marriage: William Harrington, 1881, farmed in Vail until retiring in 1915
Surviving: son,, John Harrington, daughter Mrs. H.F. White of Omaha and 6 grandchildren
Preceded in death: 3 children, Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Lucy and William, husband died in 1931
Funeral: St. Ann Church Vail IA
Pallbearers: Eugene Harrington, Francis, Cletus and Robert Harrington, Dee Tarpy and John Kenny Jr.

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Harthun, J. F. (1845 - 1912)

Schleswig Leader - November 21, 1912

Schleswig people were surprised and grieved Monday to learn of the death of J. F. Harthun, editor of the Denison Zeitung. Mr. Harthun was apparently in his usual health, and dropped dead of heart failure on Monday of this week.

He has been editor and owner of that excellent German paper at Denison for the past twenty-four years, and his death leaves the paper in the hands of his sons who have been schooled in the business under an exceptionally able man.

He was born in Christfelde in the province of Westpreussen, Germany, February 14, 1845, and at the time of his death was aged 69 years, 9 months and 4 days.

In 1873 he came to the United States and settled in New York where for years he remained for four years. From there he went to Detroit, Michigan where for years he was a teacher in a German academy. He was then elected principal of a school in Wisconsin where he remained for four years. From there he went to Omaha where he taught for four years, then to Denison where he taught 3 years prior to buying the Zeitung.

In 1871 he was married to Alvina Daer. Th this union ten children were born. His wife and five children preceded him in death. The living children have the sympathy of all in the loss of a good father.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Hedstrom, Mrs. Gladys Mae (1928 - 1965)

Obituary of Mrs. Gerald Hedstrom Who Died March 28

Funeral services for Mrs Gerald Hedstrom were held on March 31st at the First Baptist Church in Kiron. Rev. Arthur H. Freeburg read the following obituary:

Gladys Mae Hedstrom, the daughter of William and Catherine (nee Timmson) Jensen, was born October 10, 1928 in Morgan Township, Crawford County, Iowa. As an infant and young, girl she was baptized and confirmed in the United Church of Christ of Schleswig. She attended county schools and was graduated from the Ida Grove High School in 1946.

She took elementary education courses at Buena Vista College after which she taught in Ida and Crawford county schools for five years.

On June 25, 1950 she was united in marriage to Gerald Hedstrom. To this union were born three daughters, Glenda, Gail and Glee.

Gladys became a member of the First Baptist Church of Kiron in 1951. Most recently she taught the high school Sunday School class.

She passed away on March 28, 1965.She is survived by her husband Gerald, three daughters, Glenda, Gail and Glee, her parents Mr and Mrs William Jensen, many relatives and a great host of friends.

Burial was made in the Kiron cemetery, The pallbearers were: Lewellyn Larson, Dwight Winquist, Orlan Ehler, Warren Lindberg, Howard Johnson and Delmar Mauritz.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Heffernan, Thomas ( - 1912)

Denison Review 1-3-1912 - Charter Oak

Last Tuesday, from St. Boniface church, occurred the funeral of Mr. Thomas Heffernan, a highly respected and honored citizen of this place. Mr. Heffernan had been ill for some time, although no one thought seriously so. On Saturday morning his children all came to the church, never thinking but that their father, who was apparently as well when they left home as he had been for some time, would be all right on their return. However, a sudden change came about 11 o'clock and a few minutes after the doctor, who had been summoned arrived, he passed away. The direct cause of his death was neuralgia of the heart.

Mr. Heffernan as born in County Kerig, Ireland, almost 65 years ago. He left the land of his birth when he was 25 years of age and came to Preston, Iowa. Soon afterward he came west and settled near Aspinwall in Crawford county. Here he married Miss Mary Collins, who, with seven children, is left to mourn his loss. Mr. and Mrs. Heffernan for several years tilled rented lands and only a few months ago were enabled to enjoy the sensation of possessing a farm of their own. Their lease on the Waddington farm had not expired, so they rented their own farm to Emil Norman, and planned to continue for another year on the large place.

Among the out of town friends and relatives who attended the funeral were: M. J. Collins and wife, of Denison; Jerry O'Connor, M. J. Magner, C. C. Houlihan, Martin Houlihan, M. L. Houlihan and Frank Houlihan of Denison; John Carey, John Meehan, Martin McMahon and wife, of Manilla.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Albert Heide (1894 - 1983)

Albert Heide was born on March 13, 1894 in Goodrich Township, Crawford County, Iowa, the son of Ludwig and Marie Jacobsen Heide. He died Feb. 1, 1983 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Denison, at the age of 88.

Albert was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. His early years were spent on the family farm in Goodrich Township. He received his education in the country schools near his home. After the completion of his education, Albert farmed until 1933. Later in 1938 he moved to Denison with his mother. For the past eight years, Albert has been a resident of Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. He was a life long member of Zion Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by two brothers, William and John and one sister, Ida.

Survivors include, one brother, Rudolph Heide of Denison, three nephews, Arlo Jensen of Schleswig, Darwin Heide of Mundelein, Ill, and Dennis Heide of Omaha, Neb., and five nieces, Eleanor, Mrs. Milroy Henningsen of Denison, Mrs. Helen Jepsen of Denison, Lucinda, Mrs. Edward Wigg of Schleswig, Luella, Mrs. Leslie Neubauer of Battle Creek and Joan, Mrs. Don Johnson of Sioux City.

Funeral services were held Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery. The Rev. Jack. D. Heck, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiated at the services. Mrs. Fred Rabe served as organist with Henry Henningsen as soloist for the services. Hymns included, How Great Thou Art and Rock of Ages. Pallbearers were Milroy Henningsen, Edward Wigg, Leslie Neubauer, Arlo Jensen, Dennis Heide and Raymond Crilly,

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Mrs. Alma Heide (1895 - 1968)

Died January 28, 1968

Mrs. Alma Heide died at the Memorial Hospital in Denison on Sunday morning Jan. 25. She had been admitted to the local hospital on Jan. 16.

She was born Alma Margaretha Hollander, the daughter of John Hollander and Marie (Winkelman) Hollander on Nov. 17, 1895 in Iowa Township, Crawford County, Iowa.

She attended public school in Nishbotna Township and was married to Johan Heide on Feb. 16, 1916. After their marriage they farmed in Goodrich Township until 1944 when they went to live in a farm home in Stockholm Township. In 1955 they moved to the present home in Denison where Mr. Heide preceded her in death on July 12, 1961.

Surviving her death are three daughters: Mrs. Eleanor Henningsen of Denison and Mrs. Lucinda Wigg and Mrs. Luella Neubauer of Battle Creek. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three sisters; Mrs. Ida Steinkuehler of Buck Grove and Mrs. Martha Boger and Mrs. Hulda Greder of Denison; four brothers, Henry and William Hollander of Manilla, Albert of Omaha, and Rudolf of Denison.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Emma and Anna and four brothers and sisters who died in infancy, her husband and one granddaughter.

Mrs. Heide was baptized in infancy and affiliated with the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison in 1938 by the rite of Confirmation.

Her funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church on Jan. 30 with the Rev. Carl W. Schmidt officiating. Hymns were sung by the Lutheran Ladies Choir with Mrs. Fred Rabe serving as organist. Interment was made in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens with the following serving as pallbearers: Sylvester Greder, Duane Hollander, Dale Wigg, Robert Henningsen, Larry Neubauer and Glenn Wigg. Hueber Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Johann Heide (1890 - 1961)

Died July 12, 1961

Johann Christian Heide, the son of Ludwig Heide and his wife, Maria, nee Jacobsen, was born May 9, 1890 in Washington Township, Crawford County, Iowa. In early infancy he was baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and later confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church in 1906.

He was married to Alma Hollander on Feb. 16, 1916 a union to which three children were born. After their marriage they farmed in Goodrich Township for a number of years, then for ten years near Kiron, coming to make their home in Denison in 1955. Mr. Heide has been in poor health in recent months and had been hospitalized at various times. He was taken to the Memorial hospital on July 11 and died the following day at the age of 71 years, 2 months, and 2 days.

Surviving are his widow, three daughters: Mrs. Eleanor Henningsen of Denison, Mrs. Lucinda Wigg of Charter Oak and Mrs. Luella Neubauer of Battle Creek; by two brothers, Albert and Rudolph of Denison and one sister, Mrs. Ida Jensen, of Denison, and eight grandchildren. One brother, William, and a brother who died in infancy as well as one grandchild preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on July 14 at the Zion Lutheran church, officiated by Rev. Carl W. Schmidt. The Lutheran Ladies' Choir sang. Internment was in Crawford Heights Memorial Gardens. Pallbears were: Sylvester Greder, Duane Hollander, Louis Jepsen, Darwin Heide, Arlo Jensen and Harold Miller.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Ludwig Heide (1865 - 1938)

It was with sincere sorrow and regret that the news of the death of Ludwig Heide on last Saturday noon was received among his friends and acquaintances. Mr. Heide had always been in very good health until last fall when he suffered a stroke. Recurring attacks left him greatly weakened and he suffered a final severe attack on March 7th from which he did not recover, falling asleep on Saturday noon. Had Mr. Heide lived one more day, he would have been seventy-five years old.

Ludwig Claus, son of Johann Heide and his wife, Charlotte, nee Goethe, was born March 13, 1865 in Hamel Wiet, Kreis-Ekenfoerde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He grew up in his native village where he learned to become a baker.

In 1882 he came to America with his parents, settling at first at Wilmington, Ill. From Illinois the Heide family came to Denison. Here on March 31, 1888, he was united in marriage with Miss Maria Louise Jacobsen.

Had Mr. Heide lived, they would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 31st. Mr. and Mrs. Heide resided on a farm in Washington township for three years, then in 1891 they moved to a farm in Goodrich township where they resided until 1919. In that year they moved to the present Heide home n Jefferson street.

Mr. Heide was of a jovial disposition, making friends wherever he went. He was devoted to his wife and children, of kindly manner, sympathetic and understanding.

His death is mourned by his wife, four sons, Johann, William, Albert and Rudolf and one daughter, Ida, Mrs. Pete Jensen, all of this county, two brothers, Edward and Rudolph Heide of Circle, Mont., and six grandchildren, as well as more distant relatives. One son preceded him into death.

Mr. Heide was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and held fast unto his profession of faith until his death.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at Zion Lutheran church in charge of Rev. C. W. Schmidt. He was laid to rest in the Oakland cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Conery, Claus Bielfeldt, August Rath, F. W. Evers, Henry Hansen and Jacob Mehmen.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Maria Louisa Heide (1867 - 1954)

Maria Louisa Matilda Jacobsen, daughter of Momme and Lucie Jacobsen, was born at Emmetsbuell, Schleswig Holstein, Germany on July 23, 1867. In early infancy she was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

In 1883 she came with parents to America making her home in Denison. She was married to Ludwig Heide on March 31, 1888. They farmed for three years in Washington township, then for 19 years in Goodrich township, retiring to Denison in 1919. Mr. Heide died in 1938.

Mrs. Heide was in poor health since last February. Ten weeks ago she was taken to the local hospital where she died Wednesday morning, Nov. 17. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church on Saturday with the Rev. C. W. Schmidt in charge.

Internment was made in the Oakland cemetery. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Milroy Henningsen, Edward Wigg, Leslie Neubauer, Louis Jepsen, Arlo Jensen and Darwin Heide.

Surviving her death are three sons, John of Kiron, Albert of Denison, and Rudolph of Charter Oak; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Jensen of Denison; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy and one son, William, died last year.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Milda Marie (Henningsen) Heide (1910 - 1976)

Milda Marie Heide, daughter of John and Bertha Lehfeldt Henningsen, was born June 4, 1910, on a farm in Crawford County and died Saturday, July 24, 1976, at the St. Lukes Hospital in Sioux City.

Mrs. Heide was raised on the farm, baptized Sept. 25, 1910 and confirmed by Pastor William Frehse March 13, 1934. She attended rural schools.

December 14, 1932 she was united in marriage to Rudolph Heide of Denison. They made their home on farms in Goodrich and Hanover Townships until June 4, 1955 at which time they moved to Denison. They were blessed with three sons and one daughter.

Mrs. Heide was preceded in death by her father John, one sister Emily, one son John Lewis who died in infancy and her grandparents.

Survivors include her husband Rudolph, two sons, Darwin of Mundelein, Ill. and Dennis of Omaha, Nebr., one daughter, Joan, (Mrs. Donald) Johnson of Fort Dodge, her mother, Mrs. Bertha Henningsen at Eventide in Denison, 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Irene, Mrs. Harry Sachau and Mrs. Bernice Nihsen of Denison, 4 brothers Walter, Milroy, Harold and Henry of Denison, several nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with Pastor Gary Hoffstetter officiating. Mrs. Robert Maschke served as organist and Mrs. Harold Beermann sang "How Great Thou Art"; and "Rock of Ages" the Congregation sang "Heaven is My Home". Pallbears were Marlo Henningsen, Howard Henningsen, Kenneth Schurke, Delbert Sachau, Vernis Nihsen and Russell Henningsen. Internment was made in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, in the Garden of the Good Shephard.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Rudolph Heide (1903 - 1983)

Rudolph Ludwig Heide was born on Jan. 16, 1903 in Goodrich Township, Crawford County, Iowa, the son of Ludwig and Marie Jacobsen Heide. He died May 12, 1983 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison at the age of 80.

Rudolph was baptized as an infant in 1903 and later in 1918 was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He spent his early years on a family farm in Goodrich Township. Rudolph received his formal education in the rural schools near his home.

On Dec. 14, 1932, Rudolph was united in marriage to Milda Henningsen. Together they farmed in Goodrich and Hanover Townships most of their working careers. After retiring from the farm and moving to Denison, Rudolph was employed with the Lorenzen Coal Company. Since the time of his retirement, he has continued to make Denison his home where he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

In addition to his parents, Rudolph was preceded in death by his wife Milda in 1976, one son Louis, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Darwin Heide of Mundelein, Ill. and Dennis Heide of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Joan (Mrs. Donald) Johnson of Sioux City; and six grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held May 14, at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial was in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens near Denison. The Rev. Jack D. Heck, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiated at the services. Connie Larson served as organist with Henry Henningsen as soloist for the services. Hymns included, Just a Closer Walk with Thee and The Lord's Prayer. Pallbearers were Raymond Crilly, Melroy Henningsen, Edward Wigg, Les Neubauer, Arlo Jensen and Bill Thompson. .

Submitted by Joyce Heide

William Heide (1891 - 1953)

Died February 25, 1953

William Martin Heide, son of Ludwig Heide and wife, Maria, nee Jacobsen, was born Oct. 17, 1891, in Goodrich township. In early infancy he was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

For a number of years he farmed together with his brothers in Goodrich township retiring to make his home with his mother, Mrs. Ludwig Heide, in 1938. On Nov. 12, 1952, he was taken to the Memorial Hospital where he underwent three operations. He died Feb. 25.

Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran church Feb. 28 with the Rev. Carl W. Schmidt in charge of the service. The ladies' choir sang "Abide With Me" and "What A Friend We Have in Jesus". Burial was made in the Oakland cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, three brothers, Albert of Denison, John of Kiron and Rudolf of Charter Oak; one sister, Mrs. Ida Jensen, of Denison. His father and one brother preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were William Sonnichsen, Jr., William Jensen, Fred J. Petersen, Arthur Popken, Anton Frahm and F. J. Neubauer.

Submitted by Joyce Heide

Leona (Schuman) Heider (1906 - 1931)

Mrs. M. Heider died June 5, 1931 at Kahler Hospital, Rochester Minn. Taken there for special treatments.

Born: Leona J. Schuman, Manning Iowa, March 18, 1906.

Married: November 3, 1927 to Mr. Maurice Heider of Manning.

Survivors:husband, parents, Mr.and Mrs. Fred Schuman, brother Edward of Manning, sister Mrs. H.F. Dedon of Pueblo Colorado.

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Hess, Frank P. (1849 - 1909)

Denison Review March 3, 1909 - Deloit

Frank P. Hess was born in Cumberland Co., Pa. June 29, 1849, and his early days were spent near Newville, Penn. He moved to Illinois where he became acquainted with Miss Helen Hosford, whom he made his wife in 1876. This union was blessed with one son, Myron, who died at the age of 14 years in Deloit and preceded his father to the grave about 15 years ago.

About the year 1876 they moved to Iowa and lived near Denison, before moving to Deloit about the year 1893, where they have since resided until his death on February 27, 1909.

The funeral occurred at the M. E. church, March 1 at 2 p.m. Rev A. A. Howe preaching the sermon. The M. B. A. had charge of the remains of which he was a member. The members of his lodge had taken great interest in his welfare during his long illness of about 4 months which was greatly appreciated by him and his wife. He was laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Hess, Myron E. (1870 - 1894)

Denison Review 3-14-1894

Hess - at Deloit, Iowa, Friday, March 9th, 1894, at 1 o'clock p.m. of pneumonia and measles, Myron E. Hess in the 15th year of his age. Myron E. Hess was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess and was born December 7th, 1870 at Rock Falls in Whiteside county, Illinois, his parents coming to Denison, Iowa, a few months later. Myron was of a quiet and unassuming disposition and was well liked by all who knew him. The sympathy of all the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents in this hour of sad affliction. May we realize that though sorrow is hard to bear and we greatly miss our loved ones who have been taken from us, yet we find a sure comforter in the great burden bearer who has said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."

Denison Review 3-21-1894

Hess - On Friday, March 9th, at the home of his parents in Deloit, Myron Hess, aged 14 years, 2 months and 26 days, passed quietly to the better land above. He was sick but a short time with measles and pneumonia. Funeral services at the M. E. church, Deloit, on Saturday 10th, Rev. G. L. Griggs conducting the services. Myron was a bright, intelligent boy, who made many warm friends wherever he went, but while we all mourn the loss of a dear friend and son we know he is in Heaven resting from his world's cares. The parents have the sympathy of all in this their late bereavement of being called to part with their only child.

When we leave this earth of sorrow,
When we leave this world of care,
Where there's neither pain or sickness
We shall meet our loved ones there.

Weep not dear parents for your child
For he now is safe from the storms so wild,
Dear Myron's gone to his Heavenly home,
And sitteth with Jesus on his throne.

Mourn not dear parents for your son
His trials and foibles on earth are done.
Myron's robed in white on that bright shore
And soon we will meet him to part no more.

Meet him! Yes we shall meet him again
On that bright celestial shore
Where there is nether trials or troubles or pain
We will join him evermore.

For high above the Heaven's blue
Where all is calm and sweet perfume
He is waiting there for both of you
To join him where there is no gloom.

By Ella Cruzan

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Hoffeins, Mrs. Emma Doris (1863 - 1926)

Mrs. P. Hoffeins died October 29, 1926, at home after illness of several months of multiple phlevitis.

Born: Emma Doris Schade, Feb. 21, 1863 in Schleswig-Holstein Germany. Came to US in 1881.

Married: April 10, 1887 to Peter Hoffeins who died Sept 2, 1925.
Children: Anna, died in July, 1925, Mrs. Newton McCracken, will and Rudolph of Manilla, Dr. HC of Omaha and Dr. H.J. of Storm Lake.
Other Survivors: sister Lena of Minneapolis, 4 brothers, Henry of Aspinwall, Louis of Denison, jWilliam of Manilla and John of Manning.

Funeral: Presbyterian church Manilla. Pall bearers: deceased 4 brothers. Burial: Nishnabotny Cemetery beside husband and daughter

Submitted by Helen Carey Papalekas

Hoiten, Jacoba (1866 - 1910)

Schleswig Leader, February 11, 1910

Once again the grim reaper Death has called, once again a loving soul has obeyed the summons, once again a bright and happy home has been made lonely and dreary.

Early Saturday morning the soul of Mrs. Geo. Hoiten departed the clay and fled the land where sorrow and suffering is unknown. Mrs. Hoiten had been ill for a long time, and tho for several days her recovery had been despaired of, the announcement of her death came as a great shock to her many friends.

Jacoba Geltze Cecilia Feenstra was born in Groeningen, Holland, on May 2, 1866. When she was but a child her parents came to this country.

She was married to George Hoiten on September 23, 1882 at Arcadia, Iowa. Eight children came from this union, as follows: John B. H., Dallas, S. Dak; Mrs Anna Hummer, Brushie, S. Dak.; Mrs. Jeanette Walters, Aberdeen, S. Dak.; Mrs. Emma Smith, Doland, S. Dak.; Ella, Aberdeen S. Dak.; George Jr., Sara and Laura, Schleswig. The children were all present at the funeral.

Besides these children she leaves to mourn her demise a sorrowing husband; a father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. J. B. H. Feenstra of Arcadia, Iowa; two brothers J. B. H. Feenstra of Ruthven, Iowa, and H. V. Feenstra of Aurora, S. Dak; four sisters, Mrs. Earnest Tank, Garrison, N. Dak.; Mrs. J. M. Johnson, West Side; Mrs. Sara Vermehren, Schleswig; Mrs. Chas. Ohnsman, Sioux City.

These were all present at the funeral with exception of the first and last mentioned sisters, who, on account of distance, were unable to get here.

As above stated she had been a patient sufferer for a long time, death coming as a welcome relief. She died early Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 1910, being at the time of her death aged 43 years, 7 months and 3 days.

The Schleswig Leader extends its heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved ones in their hour of affliction.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Hollander, Hattie (1884 - 1911)

Schleswig Leader - October 27, 1911

Death Visits

On Tuesday night at 10:30 o'clock occurred the death of Hattie Hollander at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ebbe Hollander. Deceased had been a severe sufferer for many years and death came as a welcome relief.

Hattie Hollander was born on a farm in Hayes township, Ida county, August 11, 1884, hence was aged 27 years, 2 months and 14 days at the time of her death. About seven years ago she was taken seriously ill with heart trouble. She recovered from that attack, but about a year later she was again taken ill. Since then she has been unable to walk. She was also rendered totally blind from this illness, and for six years she has been unable to either walk or see. Specialists were consulted and everything possible was done, but she could not be helped. She bore up well under her sufferings however, and was always cheerful and happy even when in the greatest pain.

Before her illness she was considered to one of the best looking girls around here, and everyone who knew her respected and loved her for her sweet and patient ways.

She leaves to mourn her death her sorrowing parents, one brother Marvin, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Jahde, and Thekla and Roma, besides a host of relatives and friends.

The funeral is to be held this afternoon at one o'clock at the house, and burial will take place in the Grant township cemetery near here.

Six cousins are to act as pall bearers, namely: Max Hollander, Arlo Schmidt, Asmus Hollander, John Hollander, Arnold Moeller, Bernhard Hollander.

The sympathy of the entire community is with the sorrowing relatives in their hour of trouble.

Submitted by Bob Kuehl

Huffman, Florence Talcott (1843 - 1912)

Denison Review 1-17-1912
Noble Woman is Called to Rest
Mrs. Florence Huffman, of Arion, a Resident of Crawford Since 1868, Passes to Eternal Rest.
Mother of Eight Children
Passes away Thursday, Jan. 9, 1912, while peacefully sleeping
Member of Congregational Church

Mrs. Florence Huffman died at her home near Arion Thursday, January 9, 1912. She had not been in good health for a long time, but her final sickness lasted only a few days and was thought, at first, to be merely a cold, but a physician was called. A change for the worse took place Tuesday morning and she passed away while sleeping about noon Thursday. Her daughter, Mrs. Clara Maddux and granddaughter, Mrs. Daisy Phillips, had come from Nebraska for a visit a few days before and were with her. Her son, Wilfred, who lives near Denison, was summoned when it was seen that she was growing worse, but could not get there in time to see her alive. Mrs. Wilfred Huffman was unable to come on account of sickness. Her son(**Florence Huffman's son) Clyde and wife came from their home at Hardin, Mont., when the telegram reached them. Her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Kepford, and son, George, who has remained at home, were also with their mother during her illness.

Mrs. Huffman was a lady of exemplary Christian character, devoted to her family and kind to all. She was respected and loved by all who knew her.

The funeral was held at the Congregational church at Arion, of which she was a member, Friday afternoon. The pall bearers were: R. A. and Chas. Talcott, Jacob Kepford, Jas. Scott, Jas. Tranter and Daniel Wingrove. A quartet sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Beautiful Beckoning Hands." A sermon truly appreciative of a mother's influence was preached by Rev. E. D. Calkins and the burial took place in the Dow City cemetery by the side of her husband, Silas R. Huffman who died nearly twenty-four years ago.

Florence G. Talcott was born in Madison, Lake county, Ohio, April 30, 1843. She came with her parents to Illinois, November, 1855. She was united in marriage to Silas R. Huffman, January 2, 1860 and came to Crawford County in February, 1868. To this union were born eight children, three of whom died in infancy.

Those who survive to mourn her loss are: Mrs. Clara Maddux, of Wauneta, Neb.; Mrs. Edith Kepford (note from Melba -Foster's mother) and George R. Huffman, of Arion; Wilfred V. Huffman, of Denison and Clyde R. Huffman, of Hardin, Mont. Three brothers, A. M. (Alphonso Martin) C. R. (Charles Rosewell) and R. A. (Riley Albert) Talcott, also survive her.

Decased was baptized into the Christian church June 10, 1896. When the church union was formed in Arion she united with the Congregational church.

The family wish to express their thanks for the sympathy and kindness shown during the sickness and death of there mother.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Huffman, George Ross(1871 - 1912)

Denison Review Wednesday, August 7, 1912
Killed in Run-Away at Arion
George Huffman Crushed Underneath Heavily Loaded Wagon While Trying to Save Young Man
Load Passes Over His Body
Funeral Held Sunday, Was Largely Attended by Friends From All Over the County.

On Last Wednesday morning Mr. George Huffman, of Arion, was fatally injured while working in the harvest field on his farm near Arion.

It appears that Mr. Huffman had just finished loading a heavy wagon with grain when his team became frightened and started to run. He was being assisted by a young son of Mr. and Mrs. Nate Haines who reside on his farm. The boy was on the load and, fearing that he would be injured, Mr. Huffman sprang before the frightened horses and was knocked down and ran over.

He was kicked about the head and shoulders and the heavy load passed over his body. Kind neighbors immediately took him to the house of his uncle in Arion, where he was given every possible care, but it was found that he was injured internally and he passed away early Friday morning.

George Ross Huffman, the second son of Silas and Florence Huffman was born Aug 8, 1871, at the old homestead where he met his death. His father was one of the early settlers of the county and one of its most prosperous and respected citizens. The old home ties were always strongest with George and since the death of his father he remained with his mother at the old home. The sudden death of his mother, "Aunt Florence" of beloved memory, which occurred last January, was a great shock to him as the two were inseparable. Big, good-hearted George had not an enemy in the world. Possessed of a kindly, genial disposition, he made friends wherever he was known and everyone regrets his untimely death.

The surviving members of the family are: Wm. V. Huffman of Goodrich township, C. R. Huffman of ....Mont., Mrs. Cara Maddux of ... Nebraska and Mrs. Edith Kepford of Arion.

The funeral which was largely attended was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Kepford, the Rev. Calkins of Arion officiating and he was laid to rest beside his parents in the Dow City cemetery. The pall bearers were, Jas. Scott, N. R. Wilder, J. T. Carey, W. A. Quade, M. Camrey and F. J. Eggers.

The mourning family has the sympathy of the community. May he who does all things for the best, comfort them in this time of trial.

Denison Review 8-7-1912
This community was shocked Friday morning by the news that Geo. Huffman, who had been hurt in a run-away Wednesday, had died in the early morning. George was pitching bundles into the rack while stacking oats when the team started to run. He reached in to get the lines but was unable in his position to stop the horses and was thrown to the ground, the heavy hayrack passing over him and injuring him fatally. He came to town and went to the home of his uncle, R. A. Talcott, where physicians were summoned. It was not believed at first that his injuries were so serious and his death was unexpected and a great shock to relatives and friends.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kepford and was largely attended. Rev. E. D. Calkins conducted the services and a quartette, L. C. Butler, Stella Butler, ??? Butler and A. F. Stilson sang "Rock of Ages," "Abide With Me," and "Shall We Gather at the River".

The pall bearers were John Carey, Wm. Quade, Jas. Scott, A. E. Wilder, P. J. Eggers and Martin Conroy. Beautiful flowers were sent by friends. He was buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Dow City.

George Ross Huffman was born at the old home, Aug. 8th, 1871 and died at Arion, Aug. 2, 1912. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Maddux, of Wauneta, Nebr., Mrs. Edith Kepford and Wilfred Huffman of Crawford County, Iowa and Clyde Huffman of Montana. The old home stands today vacant except for Mr. and Mrs. Hain, who are caring for it.

The kindly and hospitable family who occupied an honorable place among the early settlers of Crawford County are either gone to homes of their own or to the better land and neighbors of many years are saddened.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Huffman, Wilfred V.(1864 - 1919)

Denison Review 2-26-1919
W. V. Huffman Laid to Rest
Prominent Farmer Who Met Death Last Week Buried Sunday Morning from Catholic Church
Funeral Largely Attended
Father Farrelly Officiates at Requiem High Mass
Remains Laid to Rest in the Catholic Cemetery

The funeral of W. V. Huffman prominent Goodrich township farmer who was accidentally killed last Wednesday afternoon was held Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the St. Rose of Lima church. Father Farrelly officiating at requiem high mass. The funeral was largely attended, the church being filled to overflowing with friends and neighbors who gathered there to pay their last respects to this prominent and influential citizen. Following the services the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

Wilfred V. Huffman was born at Morrison, Ill., April 7, 1864 and died Feb. 19, 1919 at the age of 54 years, 9 months and 22 days. On Feb. 17th 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie E. Quade, of this city. One son, George Patrick, was born to bless this union. Besides his grief stricken wife and son he leaves to mourn his death one brother, Clyde Huffman, of Hardin, Mont., and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kepford of Arion, and Mrs. Clara Mattox, of Waneta, Nebr.

In the death of Mr. Huffman the community has suffered an irreparable loss. He has always been identified with the best interests of Crawford county and was public spirited and progressive in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the community in which he lived. He was a Christian of the highest and truest type and his home life was ideal in every respect, his devotion to his family being one of his marked characteristics. His loss will be keenly felt not only in his home and in the neighborhood but throughout the entire county.

The announcement of the death of Mr. Huffman in last week's issue of the Review cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Huffman, at 8 o'clock last Wednesday morning, left his home to take three horses out to the corn field. The horses were in a barn and he led them with halters across the road to the corn field west of his home. After turning loose two of the horses the colt which he held with a fifteen foot rope attached to its halter, evidently became unmanageable. The end of the halter rope was unraveled for a distance of two or three feet and a knot had been tied in the end of the rope. It is believed that Mr. Huffman was standing on the end of the rope and that his foot caught in the loop when the colt started to run with the other horses, which dragged him around the corn field. When Mr. Huffman did not return to the house at the dinner hour, Mrs. Huffman became alarmed and phoned neighbors who at once instituted a search for him. He was found in the corn field by the searching party about 1 o'clock, his body badly mutilated and it is thought death came several hours before.

"Not until each loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will we see the reason why
The dark threads are as needful
in the weavers skilful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern which He planned."

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Mother Harker (1804 - 1901)

Denison Review - January 15, 1901

Mother Harker was born in Yorkshire England in 1804. At the age of 13 she gave her heart to God and united with the Methodist church. From that time she was never absent from the means of grace until the infirmities of old age came upon her. Up to this time she was very faithful in attending all the social as well as the more public services of the church. The class meeting was always very dear to her for she was of the grand old Methodist type. Very early in life she experienced the sever trial of widowhood.

Throughout the 75 remaining years of her life she found the widow's God to be her support. Her trust in her Heavenly Father was never shaken. She was a member of the church 83 years. Ten years ago her eyesight failed her. This was a severe loss to her as she was always a great reader. Afterward she often remarked, "How thankful I am that while I had my eyesight I read the word of God and its many precious promises were hid in my heart."

She seemed to derive great comfort from her remarkable ability to recall large portions of the scriptures when she could no longer read them anew. During all those years of blindness she was never heard to murmur or repine at God's dealings with her, feeling assured that He does all things well. In the last few days of her life, her sufferings were very sever and nothing could be done to relieve her till the end came.

She passed away very peacefully a little after 8 o'clock Saturday evening the 12th of January and now sweetly rests in her heavenly home. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church this afternoon, Dr. E. M. Holmes officiating, a large number of friends being present.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Roscoe Hill Last (1892 - 1897)

Denison Review - November 10, 1897

Little Roscoe, the five year old son of A. R. Hill, got hold of a bottle of strychnine Tuesday morning and taking a small does, died within four hours. The child's father is the junior member of the firm of R. L. Hill & Son, marble and monument dealers in this city.

The story of the accident is distressingly sad in its details. Tuesday morning the little fellow arose early and while waiting for the morning meal played about the room, brighter and happier than he had been at any time since a little illness which he was recovering from. His grandmother, Mrs. R. L. Hill was engaged in the kitchen and in taking up a small medicine case, a little bottle fell out.

In the past Roscoe has found great delight in playing with empty pill bottles and in pretending to take medicine from them. And so, thinking so give added happiness to the child, Mrs. Hill offered him the new found plaything, little thinking that she was giving into his hands a deadly poison and so fatal a toy. The bottle was plainly labeled with the name of the drug but as the lady was without her glasses she did not read it and supposed that the bottle was similar to others he had played with.

The little white grains in the bottom, she fatally supposed were grains of sugar from the coating of pills. With his new found plaything Roscoe ran into the other room. There he poured the contents of the bottle upon a window sill and pretended "taking medicine". He took but a small taste on account of its bitterness and left the remaining part on the sill where it was afterwards found. No effect was apparent until shortly after 7 o'clock at the breakfast table, when the little fellow was seized with convulsions. Then it was that the conviction of her terrible mistake flared upon the grandmother. Her grief is indeed pitiable. Dr. Iseminger was at once summoned and every endeavor put forth to save the child's life but without avail.

He died in great agony at 10:30 o'clock, just three hours and twenty minutes after he tasted the poison. The bottle of strychnine had been brought with the family effects from Nebraska where it had been purchased by Mrs. Hill over two years ago. Roscoe was an unusually bright child and of most winning disposition. He came here from his mother, who is in Nebraska, October 1, and expected to remain during the winter. He had entered school only two weeks ago and yesterday he joined, for the first time, in repeating the Lord's Prayer at the family worship.

He was five years old August 23. The grandparents came from Holdredge, Nebraska over two years ago, but the father has been here but a little more than a year. The mother is still at Kearney but is expected to arrive at once. The family lived in Phelps county, Nebraska for nine years and for as many more in other parts of that State. The funeral will take place from the house on Vine Street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and from the First M. E. Church at 2:30 , Rev. Ilgrenfritz officiating.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

J. B. Huckstep (1872 - 1901)

Denison Review - January 22, 1901

At the request of the Review, old friends and acquaintances of the late Mr. J. B. Huckstep have contributed the following beautiful tributes to his life and memory.

Mr. John B. Huckstep was born in Louis County, Missouri, near the city of St. Louis, December 19, 1872. After a long and heroic struggle against resistless disease, he died at his home in Crawford County, Iowa about 8 o'clock Thursday morning the 17th day of the present month.

When a babe, his parents moved to Illinois, near the city of Jacksonville. Here he lived till October, 1851, when he married Miss Martha Bryant, a lady of culture and refinement; to whose beauty of character, untiring devotion, patient courage and self-sacrifice, Mr. Huckstep was largely indebted for his subsequent success in pioneer life. In 1856 he came to Crawford County, Iowa and made a pre-emption of the land upon which he made the home he so recently vacated for the new and best home beyond the vale. He was vigilant and active, respecting all matters of interest in the county affecting its development.

He was selected for the presidency of the Old Settler's Association and in conversation he delighted to dwell upon the early struggles of the young commonwealth. He indulged a just pride in having borne a part in all his vicissitudes and was always ready to participate in the contests and share in the privations of the period. During the Indian raids in the early history of the county, he shouldered his rifle with the company of settlers and pursued the Indians to the battle, his horse was shot from under him, barely escaping with his life. It seemed impossible for him to be lukewarm or apathetic in the performance of any task or in the discharge of any duty.

Mr. Huckstep became a Christian in early life and was devotedly religious. His true Christian character was not only appreciated and understood by his neighbors and the church to which he belonged, but was known and felt by all who came within his influence. He believed in God and in labor also; in everything that was true and beautiful and in every good work. He believed in his home and made if for himself and all its loved inmates, the holiest, happiest place on earth, loved and prized away above and beyond all the glamour and fascination with which the world allures. His life in all its relations was singularly pure, winning and lovable.

As a Christian he was the same on the farm as at the altar. His tenderness and unselfish love for his true and faithful wife grew into conjugal idolatry, for never have I known a family more loving and devoted to each other than that of Mr. John B. Huckstep. He so lived as to be ready and prepared to die. His body was borne from the scene of his toil to the Vail Cemetery and buried there in the midst of a people who knew, loved and trust him. They were proud of him in life and he of them.

In all my relations (he was once in my employ) we were friends and with this happy retrospect of our friendship I am glad on this occasion to pay this brief and imperfect tribute to the public and private integrity, to the patriotism and ability of an honored citizen, and to the private virtues of my departed friend. He has left an honorable public record, the character of an honest and upright man and the memory of private and domestic virtues which will keep his memory green in the hearts of all the people who knew him, of his personal friends, and above all of his bereaved and loving household, which consists of his devoted wife, two sons and three daughters living and two daughters who preceded the father to the better home beyond the vale.
Henry C. Laub

I became acquainted with the subject of this sketch in 1864 while I was yet a small boy. He was then occupying a log cabin on the Franklin Prentice homestead, one-half mile south of Deloit, Mr. Prentice, having left his farm and enlisted in the U. S. service.

Mr. Huckstep moved from his homestead three miles east of Deloit (which he occupied at the time of his death) in order to enable his children to attend school and to be better protected from the troublesome Indians. Farming and teaming was then carried on principally with the use of ..., which Mr. Huckstep was an expert at handling.

He was a very active, energetic worker. When exchanging work with his neighbors in harvest, haying or threshing you would always find him on hand, bright and early, urging the men to action with a whoop and hurrah. He was a man who was held in the highest esteem by his neighbors. Always frank in his utterances and nothing that smacked of deceit was ever known of him. He was a very valuable pioneer - fearless and brave, always ready to risk his life for the protection of families and property.

Since my acquaintance he has lived a consistent Christian life, which it would be well to try and emulate. Honest and honorable in his dealings he was a man who needed no notification of a debt coming due, always prompt. Mr. Huckstep was the principal and first instigator of the organization of the Old Settler's Association of Crawford County and was its president for several years and dearly loved by all. A memorial fund, contributed by the members of the association, would be but a fit tribute to his and the memories of others of the pioneers of the 50's. Would that all were worthy a tribute like his of honesty, uprightness and moral worth. We have lost a friend.
N. L. Hunt

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Detlef Jacob Heide (1858-1923)

Denison mourns the loss of a good citizen.
Detlef Jacob Heide Dies After Many Months of Sickness

Detlef Jacob Heide, one of Crawford county's pioneer citizens, died at his home in Denison, Friday, February 1, at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. Mr. Heide had been ill for the past couple of years, seriously so for the past six months. He was able to be around, however, until a few months ago when he was taken bed fast and has gradually declined until the end.

He came to Crawford county about 40 years ago and located on a farm in Goodrich township and by unusually good judgment, hard work and persistent effort accumulated land and money for his old age.

He was an excellent farmer and stood well in his neighborhood, was a good neighbor, kind father and loving husband and his departure from this life leaves a vacancy among family and friends that will be hard to fill.

Detlef Jacob Heide was born Dec. 14, 1858, in Barkelbue, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, a son of John and Charlotte (Goettje) Heide. He was educated in Germany and lived there until he was 24 years of age, when he listened to the lure of the United States and came to this country, locating in Will county, Illinois. He remained there for two years, and then removed to Crawford county, where he located on a farm in Goodrich township. He was one of this township's progressive and prosperous farmers until about ten years ago, when he retired and came to Denison, where he made his home up to the time of his death. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation and was highly respected by all who knew him.

In 1888 he was married to Miss Augusta Berndt, to which union were born five children, four of whom survive, Emma, wife of Paul Petersen of Goodrich township, Mrs. Hertha Schofield of Wymore, Nebr., Henry and John, both of Denison, and Mrs. Hilda Conger, deceased. Besides these children and his devoted wife, he leaves to mourn his demise, three brothers, Ludwig, of Denison, Edward of Upton, Montana, and Rudolph of Circle, Mont., two brother-in-laws, C.F. Denker of Denison, and August Marwede of Victor, Iowa, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. John Heide of Millstone, Mont. and ten grandchildren, besides other relatives and a great many friends.

Funeral services were held for him at the Lutheran church in Denison, Tuesday afternoon and 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Wm. Frese officiating, after which his remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery.

The Bulletin joins the many friends of the family in extending to them their sympathy and condolence in the hour of their loss.

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John Louis Heide (1900-1941)

John Heide of Denison passed away in the University hospital in Iowa City on Saturday, April 4, where he had been a patient for several weeks.

John Luis Heide, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Dethlef Heide, nee Augusta Berndt, was born in Goodrich township, Crawford county, on June 14, 1900, attaining the age of 41 years, 9 months and 20 days. His entire life was spent in this county.

He was united in marriage with Blanche Mary McAllister in Denison on August 23, 1924. The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Ronald and Jacgie Heide, Mrs. Evelyn Stagle and Mrs. Melvin Sullivan; two grand-children, Michael and Patricia Sullivan, one sister, Emma, Mrs. Paul Petersen of Goodrich township, and one brother, Henry Heide, of Denison. His father and mother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist church in charge of the Rev. F. A. Smith. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. Pallbearers were Rudolf Heide, Albert Hessen, Alvin Heide, Axel Heide, Marvine Petersen and Fred Steinkuehler.

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Henry Chris Heide (1880-1961)

Henry Chris Heide, son of Detlef Heide and his wife, Auguste nee Berndt, was born on June 25, 1880 near Dow City, where he also grew to manhood. He was married to Ella Warke on Feb. 25, 1913, a union to which four children were born. After farming for several years they came to live in Denison where Mrs. Heide died in 1951. On July 7, 1952 he was married to Ruby Swanson.

In poor health for a number of years and being hospitalized at various times, he was taken to the local hospital on Sept. 28 where he died on Oct. 6th.

Surviving his death are his widow, one son, Alvin of Sioux City, two daughters, Alberta Siler of Chicago and Anna Marie Rothe of Denison; by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as one sister Mrs. Emma Petersen of Denison. One son, Axel, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Heide was baptized in infancy and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. His funeral service was held at the Zion Lutheran church on Oct. 9 with Rev. Carl Schmidt officiating. Interment was made in the Morgan Township cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Leonard Grill, Mearl Luvass, Glen Nissen, Marvine Petersen, William H. F. Petersen and Paul Steinkamp.

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Anna Louise Hamann (1882-1976)

Mrs. Anna Louise Hamann, daughter of John C. and Catherina Tank, was born August 3, 1882 in Otter Creek Township, and passed away at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Odebolt, Iowa February 3, 1976, at the age of 93 years, 6 months.

She was a lifelong resident of the Schleswig community where she attended rural public school, helped farm all her life, and worked as a practical nurse.

Anna was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. She was a life-time member of the Schleswig United Church of Christ.

She was united in marriage to Adolf T. Hamann on December 6, 1904. Their union was blessed with the following children; a daughter, Edna, Mrs. Ray Bumann; a daughter, Lillie; tow sons, Edmund A. Hamann and Robert W. Hamann; and twin daughters.

Anna Hamann was preceded in death by her parents: husband, Adolf, who passed from this life June 11, 1935; daughter, Lillie; infant twin daughters; and one great-grandson.

Surviving Anna are her daughter, Edna, and her husband, Ray Bumann, her son, Edmund Hamann, and his wife LeNore; her son, Robert Hamann; eleven grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her Memorial Service was held in the Schleswig United Church of Christ. The committal service was in Morgan Cemetery. Officiating was Pastor Fred Moore. Music was provided by Evelyn Johnson, Jeanette Grell, and Ginger Moore. Hymns of praise were "Rock of Ages" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

Pallbearers were Earl Bumann, Alvin Bumann, Ray Bumann, Jr., Roger Bumann, Thomas Phillips, and James ???nor.

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Clara L. Hess (1890-1975)

Funeral services for Clara L. Hess were held Thursday, September 25, 1975, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig with the Rev. Theo. A. Letzring officiating. Mrs. Leroy Hight was the organist. The congregation sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and the choir sang "The Lord is My Shepherd."

Mrs. Clara Louise Hess was born on August 17, 1890 to Mr. and Mrs. Marinus Van Tuil in Denison, Iowa. She was baptized in the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison where she also confirmed her faith in Jesus Christ. She attended school in Denison and graduated from High School.

On June 5, 1920, she was married to Jerome Wesley Hess. Three children were born to this family, Norma Jane, Robert Edward and Gerald Lewis. She lived with her husband in Schleswig since 1929 when he opened a garage firm.

Mrs. Hess moved to the Lutheran Nursing Home in Perry, Iowa following the death of her husband in June of this year. She entered the hospital there for a short while and following her return to the Home passed away there on Monday evening September 22, at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 5 days.

She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack Hess, one son Robert Edward, one brother and seven sisters.

She is survived by her children and their families, Norma Jane of Des Moines, Iowa and Gerald Lewis of Duluth, Minnesota, eight grand-children, one great-grand-child and several nieces and nephews.

Bearers were Robert Lyon, G. M. Johnson, Everett Evers, C.H. Claussen, Astor Swenehart, and Edwin Schmadeke. Interment was made in Morgan Cemetery.

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Mrs. Friedericke Huebner (1875 - 1973)

Mrs. Carl Huebner, 98, of Denison died November 20, 1973 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Services were held at 2 p.m. November 23, 1973 at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Maschke officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, Denison.

Mrs Huebner, the former Friedericke Rabe, was born February 14, 1875, at Bellevue.

She was married June 16, 1895, at Denison. They farmed near Denison until retiring in 1934 and moving into town. He died in 1949.

Survivors include a son, Herman of Manilla; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Ebert of Denison and Mrs. Martin (Edna) Bielow of Charter Oak; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, William Rickert of Ricketts and Edward Rickert of Mapleton.

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Glen R. Heiden (1925 - 1971)

Glen R. Heiden, son of Jay Conrad and Ella Moeller Heiden, was born in East Boyer township on July 7, 1925. His early schooling was in the East Boyer Country school and then he attended the Denison high school graduating in 1943.

Glen then joined the Navy and was sent to the V-12 program at St. Ambrose College at Davenport, then to flight preparatory to Monmouth , Ill., then to pre-flight training at the University of Iowa with primary training at Corpus Christie, Tex. And was made a Navy aviator and an officer in the U.S. Navy in 1946.

Upon his discharge from the Navy he returned home and completed his degree at the University of Iowa in 1949. He returned to the Denison area and took up farming with his parents, together they farmed, raised cattle and had a dairy herd.

He was married to Eileen Griffin on May 11, 1950 at Dow City and together they made their home in the East Boyer area. To this union was born 5 children. William J., Jerome K., Patricia Ann, Jay C. and John Glen.

With his interest still on the farm he was also employed and worked with the Iowa Radiant Heat Co., of Wellsburg, Ia., in the retail sales and installation of electric and home heating. He then was employed by the Owatonna Manufacturing Co., of Owatonna, Minn., as a field man and was in their employ for 11 years. He then was employed at the K & S Equipment Company as the office manager.

Glen died at his home May 15, 1971 of a heart attack at the age of 45 years, 10 months and eight days. He was preceded in death by his father Conrad Heiden. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, daughter Pattie, and four sons. William now serving in the Army, Jerry at college at Fort Dodge and Jay and John at home in Denison. His mother, Mrs. Ella Heiden of Denison, and a host of friends and relatives.

Glen was a member of the American Legion and always active in the youth activities in which his children were involved. Services were held at the United Presbyterian church of Denison on May 18, 1971 with words of comfort by Rev. Harry Strong, interment in the St. Rose of Lima cemetery with committal by Fr. Jerome Koenig.

Honorary bearers were Harold Auld, Leo Clinton, Robert Curnyn, Tom Hanigan, Max Jones, Ed Brosnahan, J.P. Curnyn, Francis Clark, Addis Hansen and Robert Reimer.

Pallbearers were Bud Crouch, Marvin Lackman, Wayne McMinnime, Norbert Roecker, Leonard Fritz, Harold Miller, Clifford Miles and Vincent Schneider. Military honors by American Legion Post No. 8.

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