Fremont County, Iowa

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The Hamburg Reporter

Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa
April 1914
  • APRIL 3, 1914
    • New concrete bridges in Fremont county
    • Jim Bennet and wife received the sad word last Thursday that their daughter, Mrs Jess Sump of Coin was dying and they left for that place at once. May Bennett was born at Milan, Mo., 31 years ago in May and since her marriage has made her home in Coin. The funeral services were held at Coin Saturday and interment was made in the local cemetery. She leaves a husband, father and mother and several brothers besides a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.
    • Pat Maher, of Imogene, died at his home last Friday morning after a year of feeble health. Mr Maher has long lived in that community and was held in high esteem. He leaves a wife and four children.
    • JOHNSON NOT GUILTY
      From Wednesday, until Saturday of last week, the case of Henry Johnson, a colored man 76 years of age, was heard in court. Johnson, a citizen of Hamburg shot and killed Henry Porter, a colored citizen of the same place, in December 1912 because he resented Porters attentions to his daughters and divorced wife. Johnson claimed he shot in self defense, but at his first trial in January, 1913, he was found guilty and sentenced by Judge Arthur to twenty-five years imprisonment. After serving a little over a year of his time, he was brought back to Sidney for a new trial, the supreme court having decided that the evidence submitted at the first tiral did not justify the verdict. The case was given to the jury Saturday afternoon and after two hours deliberation they returned a verdict of not guilty. Henry visited here on Saturday and left that evening for Clarenda [sic] where he will stay with relatives for a time.
    • Art Simons family of Los Angeles [Calif] moving back to Hamburg.
    • Della May Jennings, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Obediah Jennings, answered the summons of death at Hamburg, Iowa, Saturday, March 28, 1914. Had her life been spared until July 6th, 1914, Della would have been 15 years old. She had always lived in the neighborhood of her birth southwest of Hamburg and her life passed out after a race with death in the office of her physician and surgeon before any assistance could be rendered her. Survived by parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Huff of Farragut and Mrs. Mamie White of Hamburg, 3 brothers, Will, John and Jake, interment in Mt. Olive cemetery.
    • Frank Dowdy writes from Ottawa, Kan., things are great there.

    • WATSON
      Frank Milsap and Guy Stoner left Saturday morning for Miles City, Mont., where they will try western ranch life for awhile.
    • Henry Holly wed Emma Bartz of Nebraska City, Ne.
    • Born to Don Million, a son, March 29.
    • T.S. Pierce and his mother Mrs S.R. Knappe visiting in Linnwood, Kan.
    • Mrs W.F. Bucknell and son of Galesburg, Ill visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs James Gambrel....
    • Mrs John Nix of Riverton spent Sunday with her parents, Mr and Mrs William Pickell....
    • Tom Coffey to Canada and will spend the summer with his brother Judson....
    • Mrs Lavina Wilson of Mound City visiting daughter Mrs James Bogan....
    • F.A. Furman's mother died at Riverton ... he is of Excelsior Springs, Mo....
    • born to Tom Archer's, a son, April 1....
    • George Green's moving to Kansas....
    • Amber Towns of Ottumwa [Iowa] visiting....
  • APRIL 10, 1914
    • John Gottsche died Saturday afternoon. Mr Gottsche came to Hamburg in 1871 and has since resided here. He was for years in the butcher business and had farming interests which took a large part of his time. He was at one time a member of the city council, an office which he held with honor. John Gottsche was born March 1, 1843 in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. He came to America in the year 1865. and for a few years resided at Davenport, Iowa, but came to Hamburg in the spring of 1871 and has lived here ever since.

      He was united in marriage Jan 6, 1873 to Mary Hamann which union was blessed with five children, four of whom are still living and one preceded the father to the Great Beyond. For many years Mr Gottsche was an active business man of Hamburg taking keen interest in the welfare of the city. About fifteen years ago he retired from active business life and after an illness of eleven months he peacefully passed away Saturday April 4, at 2:30 p.m. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and four children, Mrs. Merve Simons of Shenandoah, Mrs. Helen Miller, Hamburg, and Rose and Will at home. He also leaves two brothers and six sisters: William, Rock Springs, Wyo., Henry of Germany, Mrs Mella Hamann of Farragut, Lena of South America, Anna, Gretchen, Emma and Marie of Germany.

      Funeral services were conducted at the family home by the Rev. Theo. J. Asmus pastor of the Presbyterian church and interment was made in the Hamburg cemetery.

    • Mrs Nick Rageth received word this week that her sister, Mrs. Sophie Geipel, of Basel, Switzerland passed away on March 20. Her health had been failing for some time. With the death of the sister this leaves only two of the family, Mrs. Rageth of this place and A.F. Gerber of Missouri. Mrs Rageth has the sympathy of the entire community.
    • Mrs. Tom Archer died at her home on the E.S. Reeves farm, Friday April 3 after a short illness. She was born in Tennessee Sept 9, 1897 and was married to Tom Archer in Missouri on June 15, 1913 and for some time they have been working for E.S. Reeves. The young wife leaves a husband and child, two sisters and four brothers to mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted at the Mt Olive church Saturday by Rev A.W. Tandy and interment was made in the Mt Olive cemetery.
    • Mrs. A.E. Wanamaker received the sad word Tuesday of the death of her brother George at Julian, Neb., after a short illness from appoplexy. The funeral services will be held at Julian today (Friday) and interment will be at Nebraska City. He was the father of Miss Alma Wildberger who graduated from the schools here last year, Dr and Mrs Wanamaker attended the funeral.

      Mr Wildberger was born in Hamburg, Iowa, April 5, 1859, where he resided for many years then going west where he was married about twenty-five years ago to Miss Augusta Weinick, a resident of York, Neb. He later moved to Nebraska City where he resided for several years. He later moved to Julian where he engaged in farming and remained until the time of his death. He was well known in this city and was held in high esteem by all and his many friends will be shocked to hear of his sudden death. Besides a wife, Mr Wildberger leaves a son, Roy, and a daughter Miss Alma, three sisters and three brothers to mourn his death.

    • Laura daughter of Lola McCracken wed Amos son of Jim Zook in Council Bluffs [Iowa].
    • Mrs Emma Knight of Malvern, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Locket of Sidney, Mrs. Louisa Mitchell of Greenfield and Chas Breedlove and family of High Creek [Missouri] were called here by the death of Hiram Clary.

    • TEN YEARS AGO COLUMN
      W.J. Yowell of Sidney took daughter to Kansas City where she left for Colorado.
    • On Monday occurred the death of Hiram Clary at his home after a short illness from pneumonia. Mr. Clary was born in Logansport, Ind. Jan. 13, 1844 and had reached the age of 70 years 2 months and 26 days. He served in the civil war and was a corporal in Co B 128 Indiana regiment. In '67 he was a freighter across the plains from Leavenworth to Salt Lake, for some he was a pony express rider and then went to stage driving near San Berdina, Calif. He and two companions were the only survivors of an Indian massacre in which thirty men were killed. He came to Hamburg in 1877.

      On June 17, 1880 he was married at Elmo, Mo [Nodaway county] to Mrs Adeline Bailey Wheeler and to this union ten children were born: Mrs Emma Knight, Malvern; Mrs Flossie Culley, Oklahoma; Mrs Isa Lockett, Sidney; Myron, Clifford, Isaac, Edgar, Marion, Ruth and Adeline of this place, and a step-daughter, Mrs Chas Breedlove. The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church Wednesday by Rev A.W. Tandy and interment was made in the Hamburg cemetery.


    • DISTRICT COURT
      In the case against Charles Reynolds on the charge of bootlegging an agreement was reached in which Charley plead guilty of the charge with the understanding that he was to leave the state and not take up his residence in Atchison County, Missouri or Otoe County, Nebraska. By the terms of the agreement he will be given until June first to close up his affairs.
    • In talking with J.W. Rhea of Saragosa, Texas, one day this week he gave considerable information regarding the section of Texas in which he has been living the past two years. J.W. and wife and his father and mother and Mrs Swisher came up from there Tuesday and J. W. will locate at Farragut until his daughter has completed school.

      Mr. Rhea has been very successful in his farming operations and is up on to the proper use of water. Rhea was not a great distance from the Mexican line and said that they often heard the roar of the guns during battle. Many of those leaving the country came up this way. At El Paso the government is taking care of the refugees and at an expense of about $2500 per day. Mr. Rhea expects to follow the trade of carpenter.


    • ISLAND RUMORS [Missouri]
      Mrs. Fred Burnham returned to her home in Leedy, Okla after visiting here.
    • Juanita Thompson daughter of Chas T. of Anita, Ia., wed to Waldo E. Lowell April 3, ... will live in St Joe [Missouri]

    • WATSON
      Mrs. Jake Lipps spent day with brother in Council Bluffs.
    • Mr. and Mrs Douglas Hayes visiting daughter Mrs Emery Ford at Nehawka, Ne.
    • Mrs. A.F. Shuey received word her brother Jim Reynolds of Ottawa, Kan critically ill
    • Mrs. Jess Smith to new home in Denton, Mont
    • Will Gottsche of Rock Springs, Wyo here to attend funeral of his brother
    • Miss Minnie Burnham of Leedy, Okla been visiting mother Mrs Mary Henderson
    • Mrs. Florence Morrell of Sterling, Ne., visiting parents A. Hydinger's
    • Mrs. John Hale states her daughter is now located in Texas, her husband being encamped there with the soldiers
    • Mrs. Mitchell of Greenfield is visiting at the home of her son I.B. Dinwiddie
    • W.E. Craft, daughter and Mrs Tom James visiting from Sidney
  • APRIL 17, 1914
    • Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Ackley departed for Cawker City, Kan., where he will work in the garage of his son-in-law Mr Bock. Eddie Ackley will take care of the farm here.

    • A WELL KNOWN VETERAN
      The accompanying likeness is a picture of one of our heroes of the civil war and one of our former esteemed fellow townsmen, Zed McNew, but now of Shenandoah. Mr. McNew was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, January 6, 1841, where he spent the early years of his life, arriving to young manhood about the time the civil war broke out. He shouldered a musket in defence of the flag and served for three years with credit to himself and honor to the flag. In 1870 he came to Hamburg and has resided here continously until about a month ago when he moved to Shenandoah. He has seen Hamburg grow from almost nothing to the beautiful little city that it is today.

      Mr. McNew with the other pioneers of Fremont county endured the hardship and trials attendant on pioneering a new and raw country. To those pioneers of the early days we of the present time really owe our present state of prosperity and high order of civilization. He was first married in 1874 his wife dying in 1894. He remarried in April 1900.

      Jas Mann is the only man actively engaged in business at the present time that was in business here when he first came to Hamburg. Mr McNew at the age of 73 is hale and hearty and can give some of the young bloods a pointer or two in the way of getting around.

    • W.W. Runyan, father of Miss Grace Runyan, of Corning [Iowa], the young lady whom Earl Jones is accused of kidnapping died at his home in Corning, on Monday of this week. Mr Runyan was a banker and quite wealthy . By many it is believed that the worry and other trouble attending what is known now as the famous Jones' case hastened his death. He leaves a widow, two daughters and two sons. He was buried Tuesday at Corning [Iowa] in the Oak Hill cemetery.
    • George Wilburger was born near Hamburg, Iowa April 5, 1861 and died of apoplexy at Julien, Nebr., April 7, 1914 at the age of 53 years and 2 days. In 1886 he moved to Julien, Nebr., and settled on a farm near there. On Dec 27, 1888 he was married to Miss Augusta Wernick of York, Nebr. To this union were born two children, Roy and Alma who with their mother, three brothers and three sisters are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband, father and brother. The brothers and sisters and Albert of Sidney, Henry of Julien, Nebr., Herman and Mrs Emma Grassman of Nebraska City, Mrs A.E. Wanamaker of Hamburg and Mrs Martha Harns of Columbus, Nebr. The mother, father, brother John and sister Cathrine passed on before. The deceased gave his heart to Christ and united with the church in his youth and tried to live a conscientious christian life. He so often said, "I am so tired" and after the day's work was done he sank to the floor inside the threshold of his own home, became unconscious and was at rest in a short time.

      The funeral was preached at Julien by Rev Zimmerman and all that remained of a fine, large robust healthy looking man, right in the prime of life, was laid to rest in the Nebraska City cemetery, which place he had lived for 6 years while educating his children.

      He was a member of the Woodmen lodge and that order attended in a body, being pallbearers, carrying the casket from his home to the church, then to the depot. His burial was beautiful it being on the evening of Good Friday the anniversary of his Lord's death and burial, he too being laid in the tomb to await the Resurrection Morn. In his death the community suffers the loss of a good citizen and neighbor and the church a consistent member which was evident of a large number attending his funeral.

    • Leslie son of Leslie Yager sr of Hamburg wed Miss Ivah Cook of Nebraska City at Council Bluffs
    • Frank Derr to prison for stealing 32 skunk skins
    • Mrs Glen Golden and children visiting Golden families at Firesteel, S.Dak.
    • Clyde Dimmitt to work at Tumcums, Wash as a brick mason
    • John Nix to Moline, Ill., with new job...didn't like it and is back home
    • Mr. and Mrs C.T. Hatch visiting her parents Mr and Mrs A.D. Crowell at Riverton
    • Lawrence Mann of Tree-mountain, Utah called her by mother's illness
    • Mesdames S.A. and Harry Holtzinger arrived Tuesday morning from St Petersburg, Fla where they spent the winter. It had not been their intention to return for a month yet, but on account of the serious condition of Mrs S.A. Holtzinger's sister, Mrs Asa Mann, it was necessary to come at once.
  • APRIL 24, 1914
    • George W. Johnson fell thru bridge
    • H.L. Turner wed Jessie Thackery at Algona, Ia
    • On Easter Sunday the former Missouri residents who moved to northern Iowa met at the J.A. Hanley home at Nora Springs for a sort of family reunion. We presume the Clawsons, Pattons and Chaneys were there.
    • Adelaide Stewart wed Billy Milon at St Joe [Missouri]
    • On Sunday the little baby of Tom Archer died and a short service was held at Mt Zion where the body was interred by the side of it's mother who died a couple of weeks ago. The young father has the sympathy of the entire community in his hour of sorrow.
    • Mrs Ellen Brown and daughter Gladys to make home in Kansas City...had been in Los Angeles, Ca
    • Mrs George Engelke and children came down from Sidney last week for a visit with her sister Mrs Fred W. Hill
    • Mrs Lizzie Landrith and daughter of Axtell, Kansas who have been visiting with Mrs Hiram Clary went to Greenfield Monday to visit with Mrs Mitchell

    • WATSON
      Joe Peoples a former resident of Watson visiting...now a section foreman at Pacific Junction
    • Miss Catherine Barrington of Toronto, Canada guest of Misses Cunningham at the home of W.A. Ford.

    • SUCCESSFUL WOLF HUNT
      J.L. Wooten and John Callahan made a successful wolf hunt on the Cresap land near Payne on Monday. They caught eight little wolves about six days old, the bounty on which is $32. The old wolves made good their escape. The dogs gave them a good chase and were successful in catching up with them, but they were not strong enough on the fight and the wolves got away. The boys expect to go back up again.
    • Bell people have begun work on the consolidation of the Independent telephone with the Bell System.
    • All but one of the five American wars have started in April, the revolutionary war on April 19, the Mexican war on April 24, the civil war on April 14 and the Spanish war on April 25, being dated back, however, to April 21, when McKinley's ultimatum was rejected by Spain.
    • The Atlantic fleet is scheduled to reach Tampico [Mexico] on April 22, one day after the sixteenth anniversary of the opeing of the Spanish war.
    • Rev C.E. Sheets former pastor in the Grange Hall [Missouri] Baptist church and later Sidney will accept a call to Troy, Ks.
    • Banks Lerew of Gretna, Ne., visiting parents.
    • Frank Carmen and Nova Ward to work at Red Oak electric light plant
    • Jennie Wilkerson of Manhatten, Ks., visiting sister, Mrs J.T. Cartmell.
News items from The Hamburg Reporter, Hamburg, Iowa - 1914-1915
(transcribed by Pat O'Dell: genpat@netins.net)
Copyright 2003 by Pat O'Dell: This data may be used for your own family research; it may not be copied in any form or used for any other purpose (commercial or otherwise).

Glenn Beall of Logan, Iowa (gbeall@loganet.net) bought this newspaper on E-Bay and ask me if I could use data out of it on the website. I certainly could. Many thanks to Glenn for the loan of the newspaper. - Pat O'Dell


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