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Wayland News –
February 11, 1926
Fifteen Years Ago
William Hauenstein and daughter Emma moved from the farm
near Noble to their new home in East Wayland.
Miss Lola Ferris of Morning Sun was a visitor at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Jones.
Mrs. C. C. Schantz was visiting her sister, Mrs. F. L.
Arthaud in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Cal Crosbie of Spokane, Washington was visiting his cousin,
H.E. Davies here.
Mrs. L. E. Lankford was caring for her sister, Mrs. E. J.
Stutzman, who was quit sick.
The Lincoln Association, comprising the old soldiers of the
town, held a very enjoyable meeting at the home of comrade Ballard.
J. H. Finney was taken to the County farm on account of his
feeble health and advanced years.
W. W. Noel Jr., received a check for $50.00 from the Chicago Record Herald which he won in a subscription contest.
Twenty Years Ago
Miss Crete Cook was a passenger for Ottumwa.
P. G. Widmer was the new clerk at the John Wenger clothing
store succeeding J. A. Kauffman who resigned the position.
Fred Miller had let the contract to Ed Wolze for the
erection of a fine new dwelling on his farm east of Wayland.
Henry S. Roth and Joe Boshart returned from Michigan where
they had been on a land viewing trip.
L. R. Bergh and Leslie Miller were guests at the home of H.
J. Goldsmith east of town.
Frank Boller was a student at the State University of Iowa.
Charles Imhoff was preparing to go to Monmouth to work in the railroad yards.
NEWS – 3/25/1926
Five Years Ago
Hugh Pickell who spent his boyhood days in this community, a member of the 4th
Iowa Cavalry, died at his home in Des Moines.
Lillian Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Hunt formerly of Wayland, was
married to Mr. Everett L. Stevens at the home of the brides’ parents in York,
C. M. Roth was at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Jacob Eigsti, who was
seriously ill at her home in Morton, Illinois.
Bessie Allen and Mabel Mitchel had accepted positions in the Rothschild store in
H. H. Clarke was teaching the spring term of school at Cottonwood.
Ten Years Ago
and Mrs. Ben G. Widmer entertained a company of friends in honor of the 87th
birthday of Mrs. Widmer’s father, Mr. Joseph Kauffman.
I. L. Yount delivered a $435 team to Ralph Fetters of Washington.
Nellie Boshart had gone to Ollie where she had charge of the telephone station.
and Mrs. Walter Henss moved to a farm west of Coppock.
plastering, new floors, and other improvements were being made on the Methodist
freight train went through a culvert in Eicher’s field west of Wayland and
fourteen cars were derailed and badly smashed. No one was injured.
Fifteen Years Ago
Emma Rittler was the recipient of a “Sunshine Bag” presented by Misses Inez
Allen and Ellen Schowalter.
Oswalt, a pioneer resident of this community, died at his home south of Wayland
at the age of 76.
Leichty, oldest son of Mr. Ben Leichty, died at his father’s home east of
Noble at the age of 18 years.
Cassie Mathews and little granddaughter, Fae Wenger, of Chillicothe,
Illinois,were visiting relatives here.
Lydia Wagler and Joseph Hirschy were married at the home of the officiating
minister, Rev. S. Gerig, in the east part of town.
News – May 6, 1926
P. P. Wyse was seriously injured when a Burlington train crashed into his truck loaded with eggs, on a crossing near the produce hour in Winfield.
son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Graber.
Pleasant Lawn School gave a home talent play at the Opera house here.
R. T. Dewees and daughter, Mrs. Fred Cook, of Unionville, Mo., were visiting
Mrs. Margaret Noel and other relatives here.
Mary Francis Reynolds, who is better known to her many friends here as Mayme
Reynolds, was married to Mr. George Snyder Guss, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Lovell of Harrison, Nebraska and Morey Lovell of Memphis, Missouri, were
visitors at the W. R. Henderson home. Louie was called to Memphis by the death
of his brother, Charles Lovell.
Ella Lawless of Omaha, Nebraska was visiting her sister, Mrs. Margaret Noel, who
is recovering from a serious illness.
E. Stuckey attended the funeral of his uncle, Mr. Joseph Engle, at Washington,
Ella Evans moved to her new home in Trenton.
TEN YEARS AGO
Graber, son of Rev. Daniel Graber of near Noble, won a trip to the Iowa State
Fair with his prize composition on good roads.
funeral of Mrs. Plumer, sister of Mrs. Louis Eveland, was held at the Finley
church. Mrs. Plumer died in Florida where she had gone for the benefit of her
Mattie Wenger passed away at her home here after an illness of more than two
Ben Hill died at a hospital in Iowa City, where two very serious operations had
been performed in an effort to save her life.
Dan Wittrig of Oakdale, Illinois, was visiting his brother, John Wittrig and
other relatives here.
Magdefrau was taking treatment for rheumatism in a sanitarium in Peoria,
daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Deutsch.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Ed Deeds, mayor of Brighton, died at his home in that
city at the age of 73 years.
Jinkins of Washington was called to see Miss Anna Neff who had been very
W. Woolary of Washington had the contract for the brick work on the new school
building which was to being in a few days.
U. G. .Brown and wife entertained the senior class of the Wayland high school at
their home here. Those comprising the graduating class were: Ethan Brooks, Allen
Wenger, Ray McClintic, Nita B. Henderson, Mildred Zingg, Jesse Peck, Idella
Corey, Rachel Calkins, Olive Calkind, Ora Cumings, Mabel Luellen, and Walter
TWENTY YEARS AGO
J. M. Rich died at her home near Noble.
C. Bergh started for Colorado where he expected to locate.
Jessie Wenger and Vera E. Davis were the graduates of Wayland High School.
Bessie Wood and Mr. Fred Jinkins were married at the Mennonite parsonage by Rev.
E. C. Dauerty died in his home in Crawfordsville from injuries sustained while
exercising a horse. Prof. Dauerty was conducting a singing class at Noble and
anticipated giving a concert at an early date.
NEWS – December 9, 1926
Emma Payne celebrated her 81st birthday and her great grandson,
Donald Payne, celebrated his 5th birthday, both coming on the same
date. They spent the day together and had a jolly time.
Gerig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gerig, died at his home near Wayland on
November 22 at the age of 22 years.
Lloyd Keith, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Keith was married to Miss Allene B.
Courtney in Mr. Pleasant on November 15, 1921.
C. Neff and family moved into their new home.
son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Spiedel.
Elizabeth Farmer was recovering from a very serious illness.
Emil Borgstrand suffered a stroke of paralysis at her home west of Wayland.
Schantz, wife, and daughter of Belville, Illinois were visiting relatives here.
Wery, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wery was accidentally shot and
killed at his home south of Wayland.
Beckler died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Koebel, south of Wayland in
her 89th year.
Bender was recovering from a serious attack of pneumonia at his home in
Otto Frey store at Noble was entered by burglars, the safe blown open, and about
A. Keith was very pleasantly surprised by his children and grandchildren on the
occasion of his 67th birthday.
children of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Graber gave their parents a surprise dinner in
honor of their mother’s birthday.
H. B. Allebach, a former pastor of the Wayland and Eicher Mennonite churches
passed away at his home in Pennsylvania.
daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Henss at Washington.
E. M. Stuckey of Agra, Kansas, was called here by the serious illness of her
sister, Mrs. C. H. Roth.
and Mrs. C. C. Schlatter celebrated their golden wedding on November 22, with a
family dinner at their house.
Sheriff Kauffman resigned his office on account of illness and H. J. Goldsmith of Wayland was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy until January 1st.
December 8, 2005
Yesterday in Wayland
Old Time Notes – December 5, 1935 Issue
J. C. Wenger and Miss Ruth Widmer were married by Rev. Simon Gingerich.
J. B. Cormick passed away at his home near Columbus Junction. Former Iowan John
A. Rumble, veteran of the Civil War, died at Joseph, Oregon.
Miss Helen R. Moorehouse and Mr. Glenn Payne were married in Mt. Pleasant. Miss
Elsie L. Wittmer and Mr. Harry Stortz were married at Hope Lutheran Church.
James P. Rumble, formerly of here, died at his home in Des Moines. Miss
Myra Hehner and Mr. Hugh Newson were married. Roth and Hildebrand sold their
blacksmith shop to Charles Schley of Pilot Grove and J. C. Neff opened a flour
and feed mill in the M. V. Eicher building. Miss Ruth Frey of Noble and Mr.
David Richard of near Wayland were married at the Mennonite parsonage.
Mrs. Benjamin Widmer died at her home near Noble.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Schlatter. Dow Mahaffy sold the barber
shop to W. F. Waltman of Fremont. Ben Wenger and son, Peter, purchased the
livery barn from Bergh and Brooks.
Seventy Years Ago – Dec. 5, 1935
John C. Taylor, 64, died suddenly dec. 4 at Iowa City, having moved there only about a month ago from Washington.
Kauffman, brother of Benjamin Kauffman, died at Bloomington, Illinois.
Grace Wyse and Ira Wenger were married on Thanksgiving evening, November 28, at
the home of the bride’s parents.
Sixty Years Ago – Dec. 6, 1945
Miss Eunice Fricke and Lieut. O. B. Nelson were married November 28 at Mt. Union.
received from Duane Neff who was at sea, telling of war stories and hoping for
an end to “all of this”.
Dan W. Crandal has leased the Standard Oil Service Station, which is located
across from the Methodist church, effective Dec. 3. The station has been known
as Jim’s Standard Service, operated by James Magdefrau.
and Mrs. Emery Eigsti entertained the Class of 1921 at an oyster supper. This
was taken as an opportunity to chavari newlyweds Doris (Eigsti) and Dean Meyer.
C. C. Wyse is looking forward to his armed forces discharge and opening his
dentist office in January.
Forty Years Ago – Dec. 9 1965
Hestor, Milford, Nebraska, passed away Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Hestor is the
former Mae Alliman.
Messer and Ruth Messer attended Fred Rugg’s graduation at Great Lake Naval
Training Center; Rugg to be sent to Corpus Christi, Texas.
And Mrs. Leon Iwanowski and sons were called to South River, New Jersey, by the
death of Mrs. Iwanowski’s father, John Dashkiwiez, 68.
and Mrs. Albert Heiser will observe their 50th wedding anniversary
and Mrs. Art Hill are parents of Angela LaFaune born Thanksgiving Day.
Lunow and Mrs. Mae Widmer were married November 27.
Thirty Years Ago – Dec. 4, 1975
Dean Graber seeking damages for Callistus J. Kern dba Wagon Wheel Tap after
being involved in a traffic crash with one Ronald D. Feil who had been a patron
of the Tap becoming intoxicated prior to the accident.
Smith received Eagle Scout pin at ceremony at Finley Chapel.
Bean, WACO senior, chosen to have her biography published in “Who’s Who
Among American High School Students” 1974-1975.
and Mrs. Richard Meyer parents of Rustin Dean born Nov. 25, 1975.
John Wyse passed away November 25, at Henry County Memorial Hospital.
J. Wieneke, 50, formerly of Brighton, died November 25 at his Mt. Pleasant home.
Kern, 63, died Nov. 28 at his Brighton home.
Twenty Years Ago – Dec. 5., 1985
conditions paralyzed area over the weekend – as many as 300 travelers were
stranded and spent Sunday and Sunday night at Swedesburgh Parish Hall, Olds
American Legion Hall, Olds Church of Christ, WACO High School gym, and many
private residences. Many accidents were reported.
and Doris Meyer honored for 40th anniversary at CCCC with buffet
supper with family and friends.
and Shelly Bruegge parents of Justin Michael born November 28.
and Mike Moeller parents of Stephanie Jo born November 28.
Alva (Adelaide J. Alter) Stites, 81, died Nov. 24 at HCHC, Mt. Pleasant.
Ten Years Ago – Dec. 7, 1995
Ryan born Dec. 3 to Dr. Don and Stacey Flynn of Batavia, Illinois.
K. Hanze, 63, Swedesburg, died November 29 at HCHC, Mt. Pleasant.
H. Cumings, 62, formerly of Wayland, died Nov. 28 at Stanley Tippett Hospice,