Lorene Thomsen gave us a lovely program on the cemetery tombstones and churches in Denmark and in Germany. We had a nice crowd.
This has been found in a book on Polish Research and perhaps it will be of benefit to those doing research in Poland.
January – Styczen
DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES
Edward A Horton to Cora Oberbillig on 2 July
Wilma L Lorenz F-53
James A Novotny F-54
A number of members have requested the address of the Allen County Public Library
The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is compiled from the library’s extensive periodical collections and is a noncirculating facility, however limited research will be done by the staff.
Allen County Public Library
The library is located at 900 Webstrer St in case you are planning a visit. If in the area, it is a must research library.
FOUND in the NORTH BEND NE ARGUS
A young married couple in one of Dodge county’s prosperous and populous little villages were giving their first baby an airing in a newly purchased baby carriage, when they noted a look of amusement on the face of all they passed, which generally ended in a boisterous laugh. One of them went on ahead to reconnoiter, and as she neared the carriage on her return, her eyes bulged and face flamed as she saw on the front of the carriage a placard which bore the legend, “Our Own Make.”
ON THE SHELF
The Nebraska Mortality Schedules to the 1885 Federal Nebraska State census Book 1 ADAMS – HOWARD Counties. – compiled by Ruby Coleman.
While the following books are not a part of ENGS books, Claire will share her two new books:
1 – Eye of the Storm-diaries of Pvt Robert Knox Sneden His diaries and illustrations are almost unbelievable.
2 – War Letters from American Wars edited by Andrew Carroll. Covers letters from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf .
All praise to the man who first said let’s celebrate the 4th, and it
seemed to be a feeling of that kind that was in the breast of every person
who was in Snyder last Saturday to help observe the anniversary of this
the nation of nations, our United States.
As to contests, they were the best and were watched by an interested lot of onlookers .Foot race was won by E Diedrichsen of Hooper, 2nd Walter Schnoor. The bicycle race won by Herman Seebeck, 2nd by Max Sasse.
The funniest contest was the bun eating race. This is a contest in which a string is stretched across the street and to it are attached buns tied to short strings that allow the bun to hang on a level with the contestants mouth and the fun comes when the boy tries to eat the bun without the aid of his hands. About the time he has it where he thinks he can get a good bit out of it, the bun flees. 1st went to Hilbert Peltzer, 2nd to Fred Hoffmann and 3rd to Elmer Seebeck.
The egg race was won by Hattie Zahn, 2nd Norma Schoeneck. Slow bicycle race won by Eugene Foelber, 2nd to Harry Sturbaum. The wheel barrow race went to W Pateidl while Hilbert Schoeneck and Fred Hoffmann divided first in the boy’s foot race, 2nd Elmer Seebeck. The girls race 1st to Lena Weimann and Mary Hergenroder 2nd. The sack race 1st went to W Pateidl and Herman Seebeck a 2nd. The fat mans race went to John Bolte and 2nd Herman Bentz. The three legged race started off with a horrible mix-up out of which shot all of a sudden, Alex Werblow and Henry Veitmeier, and they kept an advantage thus gained, to the end and won first.
Only two ladies in the foot race, won by Mrs Wm Liermann
and 2nd to Mrs Gus Baier. In the cracker eating contest, was about
the hungriest lot of lads in town judging from the manner in which they
went to those 5 crackers. For a few minutes the air was filled with
cracker dust to an extent that the spectators thought a Kansas cyclone
had struck a big Nebraska cracker factory. When the spouting of the
eaters had stopped, the judges wiped the dust out of their eyes and shook
themselves like a water soused parrot, and declared Leo Roesch and Harry
Sturbaum the 1st and 2nd winners. Following this came the tug-of-war
and the tub race. Snyder won the first and Hibby Peltzer the other.
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