A new year is upon us – we pray our men overseas will soon come home and peace again will reign.
Claire is still pressing Hooper Sentinel newspapers, another five years
are completed. The past few years have been in sad shape and needed
considerable mending. The dust from the storage has filtered all
about the basement and deep cleaning is required after a five year pressing.
NEW ON THE SHELF
We have a 9 minute CD “From Bremen to America-The Migration Experience” given to our society by Dr Wolfgang Grams. It can be checked out. It covers briefly, research in the Oldenburgh area and photos of ports of Bremen and Hamburg.
Cemetery Headstones Rose Hill & St Michaels of Albion NE.
Russell C Lang has published his book “Original Land Transfers of Nebraska.” Many, many hours went into search and writing this book. A good reference book.
Fremont Herald 29 Dec 1922 4:2
Christmas Decoration of Graves Elaborate
As a scene of unsurpassed attractiveness and beauty Ridge cemetery
has attracted hundreds of city people this week to view the holiday decorations
place there in honor of this Christmas season by those whose loved ones
sleep in that peaceful City of the Dead.
North Bend Argus – 15 Jan 1891 5:7
A NARROW ESCAPE
Last Monday afternoon as Josef Somers and Ignatz Pavelka, who
reside in Saunders county, were driving out of town they were struck on
the railroad crossing near the mill by the overland flyer No 1, which was
running at a fearful rate of speed, being a little behind time. An
Argus reporter was immediately on the ground to obtain the details of the
accident. It seems that, the men saw the train but too late to stop
their horses, which were rather high spirited. The engine struck
them fairly amidships, as a sailor would say, throwing the horses on the
south side of the track and wagon and men on the north. The younger
of the two men, Pavelka, who was driving, was thrown out with the
spring seat close by the crossing, while the elder, Mr Somers, was carried
a distance of about one hundred feet before being thrown out. The
box did not get clear of the engine until about one hundred yards father
on. The wagon was scattered from the crossing up to the tank where
the train was brought to a standstill, a portion of the running gear still
clinging to the engine. The men were badly shaken up and are somewhat
bruised but nothing serious except that they each have an ugly scalp wound.
Upon being picked up they were immediately taken to Soukup’s hotel where
Drs Doan and Simmons dressed their injuries. One of the horses was
killed almost instantly and the other was knocked in the head to put it
out of misery as it was suffering terribly, having been dragged nearly
two hundred feet.
DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES from Book 10 100 Years Ago –1902
Fred S Walley to Blanche A Peters on 1 January
Our members are forgetting to return the books that were checked out-some have been out since July and September. Please bring them to the January meeting, so other members may make use of them. Alder Grove Volume 1 & 2 were checked out, but I have no card in the file.
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