|How can I show the dry corn, sorghum and soybeans that we are
witnessing. It breaks my heart to drive out into the country.
Yes, I faintly recall the 1930’s. My mother would get a cake of ice,
sit it in a pan and then in the window to make our room at night bearable
to sleep in. Thanks goodness for our air conditioning.
Our list of persons visiting our library still grows. It would
appear that the genealogy buffs are vacationing where they can find the
I did not tell you folks about our May meeting, but it was a delightful
one. “Doc” Doksansky gave us an excellent presentation on glass negatives(There
are boxes and boxes of them at the Dodge County Historical Society and
are not titled as yet.) Doc did have some photos that he took from
the glass negatives and they were such lovely photos. Methinks, he
likes to copy the ladies from the early era, for their beautiful dresses
and hats. Everyone certainly enjoyed the evening.
ON THE SHELF
This is not a book, but we did receive the 1930 Burt Co NE census.
It joins our earlier shipment of the 1930 census for Dodge, Saunders, Washington,
Colfax and Cuming counties.
We have members out of state and within Fremont and also Nebraska working
on proof reading of items which are to be placed on our web site.
One that will be a true help is all of the 3 x 5 cards that Claire has
in her basement, covering births, marriages and deaths, and historical
items – they are being scanned and will eventually show up on our web site.
Are there many??? how about 40 card catalog drawers just waiting to be
read - and you never know who will come to life.
A lady arrived last week from Kansas city seeking out a possible record
on a surname of her husband’s line. Forty-five minutes later, she
left and had found the entire family records in the drawers. She
was one happy person. It always brings a smile to Claire to know
her work has not been in vain..............
Genealogy is like playing hide and seek: They hide...I seek.
Genealogists are time unravelers.
A pack rat is hard to live with,but makes a fine ancestor.
Lois Verbeek F-64
316 Earl Ave
Ames NE 68621
Sherrilyn Phillips F-65
124 Frost Rd
Sequim WA 98382
Gary Barneby F-66
4651 NE 195th St
Seattle WA 98155-2958
We welcome back, John Realph who was a former member, He is now
living in Missouri.
John Realph B-60
6595 Hwy AU
Houston MO 65483-2181
|The Passing of Wee William
A number of years ago, when the vogue for verses in obituary notices
was at its height in Philadelphia, a brief “poem” was turned over the counter
in one of the local newspapers that staggered even the callous clerk, who
refused to insert it unless it were approved by the editor in chief.
That functionary refused, but preserved a copy of the verse, which was:
“Our deal little Willie
As fair as a lily
The Lord for him sent
and we let him went.”
Noted in the Hooper Sentinel 29 Aug 1902
QUOITS OR HORSESHOE PITCHING VERY
The ancient game of quoits, or as more familiarly known, “horseshoe
pitching,” has come into popularity with many Fremonts this season.
The chances are favorable for a regulations league being organized for
nxt season when it is assumed unusual records will be made, and red hot
games played. Among the devotees of the game are A L Snow, Claire
Harrington, Henry Haman, Professor Mohler, A H Waterhouse, RoyMallonee
and several others. In a contest the first of the week Haman and
Mallonee, supposedly not as proficient in the art as Snow and Harrington,
trounced the last named pair to the tune of 123 to 74. Snow and Harrington
are the men charged with a revival of the sport in Fremont, and it is said,
they are having a hard time setting a proper pace for opponents, notwithstanding
an all summer’s practice.
Found in the Fremont Herald 28 Jul 1916 1:4
DODGE COUNTY MARRIAGES
100 YEARS AGO
AUGUST 1902 – Book 10
Lucian T Claggett to Mrs Eliza Tarbell on 6 Aug
Frank W Gumpert to Mrs Ethel Springer on 7 Aug
Ernest G Fritz to Marie J Wild on 12 Aug
Edward Pascoe to Mamie M Kreymborg on 12 Aug
Art Thomas to Rose Beemer on 13 Aug
Ernest Prang to Eva Nash on 15 Aug
Martin Pasold to Mrs Augusta Zahn on 19 Aug
George D Williams to Bertha B Brown on 25 Aug
Ray J White to Ida E Hack on 27 Aug
William Catherwood to Sabina High on 27 Aug
Garfield Thompson to Sadie Benidect on 27 Aug
Will H Collett to Hattie G Wiseman on 27 Aug
Oral E Thompson to Lulu Hooper on 27 Aug
Hans R Fick to Elsie Dierks on 28 Aug
MANY NEW CITIZENS
Forty-two Applicants Admitted Into the Union, Yesterday Afternoon.
At a special term of district court held yesterday a good business was
done in the matter of making citizens of the United States out of foreigners,
there being forty-two who forsook their allegiance to Denmark, Germany
and England and swore that they would hereafter stand up for Uncle Sam,
The names of those who applied for papers were:
Thomas Johan Nielsen, Fred Martensen, Henry Schmeitenknop, Christ Carner
Rasmussen, Jens Dudolph, Henry Harms, Rasmus Christensen, Martin Christensen,
Christ J Jensen, Markus Markussen, Henry Moehlenbrock, James Hansen, James
Christ Johnson, Carl C Christensen, Peter J Sermmer, William Frye, Rudolph
Russ, John Simon, Dr George W Hasland, Charles Bjorkgren, Christ Martensen,
Charles E F Pascoe, Allen Anderson, Diedrich Popken, Michael Stein, John
H Popken, Herman Boermann, Peter F Wolff, Christen Christensen, John Engold,
Emil Schow, Peter Moeller, Ewald Weiche, Victor W Jansen, Lars C Jensen,
John G Hanson, Peter Hanson, Herman Von Rein, Johann Moller, Jacob Rasmussen,
J Martin Uehling, Hans Assmussen.
These men are all of this county except a few from over in Saunders
county. The majority are Danes yet there are a good many Germans.
From Fremont Daily Herald
26 Aug 1906
and on 12 Aug 1906 same paper
The following naturalization papers were applied for:
Christian Miller, Hans E Anderson, John Christensen, Marius Hendrickson,
Nels C Lyshaft all of Denmark. From Germany: Jacob Diedrickson, Henry
N C Jurging, Herman Kuehn, Fred Tegt, and Gottfried Kastrau.