We hope everyone
safe and great July 4th.
Our vacation time is
here and Claire is working
on the obituary index,
so far she has typed over
217 pages and has just
finished typing the H's. The
index will cover obits
mostly from 1976 - 2004, however,
there will be some prior to
that time in the 40-60's.
If you are in need
of something from our library, be sure to give her a call and she will
make it a point to be at home.
wouldn't enjoy the basement at this writing, for Claire is involved in
making the curtains for her sister's 1890 two story brick haus at
Hebron. There is over 61.5 yards of victorian lace for sewing and it is
all in her basement.
Our June program on
Trails went over very big, and it is our plan to do a re-run in Sep and
follow up in Oct with the 2nd tape which is a continuation.
One of our members borrowed the tape prior to her family reunion and
learned something from it regarding religion changes in her family.
Our library has been
busy with researchers during June, it is such a pleasure to find
something in our files that solved a mystery or something they had no
idea about in the family.
A call was received
this week from a lady who was from Alaska, and visiting here. She
thanks our society and those who have placed all of the information on
our internet website. It has been a blessing to her since she is not
able to visit our library.
are extended to Ruby Coleman in the loss of a brother and her father
during the month of May. Ruby has been a member for a number of years
and is a researcher in the Valentine area, and teaches classes in
NEW BOOKS ON
Nadine Lindgren has donated copies of church
books as follows:
Book 2- not indexed
for St Paul's Luth CH-Hooper NE
St Paul's Luth CH-Uehling
St John's Luth
CH-Cuming County Line
We thank you,
Nadine, for remembering our library.
From Carol Givens:
Irish Settlers in
the area of North Bend, NE. It does not have a special title, but it is
very large and much time has been spent on this book. Thanks Carol for
Bernice Robertson of
Morse Bluffs, NE submitted this poem for publication in our newsletter.
A Genealogy Poem by Grandpa Tucker
I saw a duck the
had the feet of my Aunt Faye.
Then it walked, was
waddled like my Uncle Ralph.
And when it turned, I
bill was formed like Aunt Jane's nose.
I thought, "oh, no!
It's just my luck,
Someday I'll look just like a duck!"
I sobbed to Mom about
she said, "honey, dry your tears.
You look like me, so
walk with pride,
folks are all from Daddy's side."
In a cemetery in
Remember man, as
you walk by,
As your are now,
so once was I.
As I am now, you
soon will be,
and follow me.
To which someone
replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll
Until I know which
way you went!
DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES
100 YEARS AGO -1905 - BOOK 11
Nels Peter Peterson to Sophronia Edith Kellogg on 1 July
Ambrose J Bilger to Frances H Simpson on 3 July
Walter H Henriksen to Emma R Suehlsen on 4 July
Jacob W Stanfield to Matilda J Clatterbuck on 4 July
John R Lane to Maud Bailey on 5 July
Dr P H McCarthy to Julia F Stafford on 12 July
Oscar Olson to Anna McCann on 13 July
James S Hanzel to Sophia Vnuk on 18 July
Henry H Imsicke to Edith M (Ida) Sturbaum on 19 July
John A Mohr to Catherine Hetrick on 20 July
Thomas E Petersen to Maggie Christensen on 22 July
Peter Sawyer to Nellie McKnight on 24 July
Hjalmer G Anderson to Gretchen Nye on 26 July
Fred J Tedy to Estella M Allan on 26 July
William Eggleston to Emma Detlefsen on 26 July
William D Taylor to Lena Leggins on 27 July
J Amos Reynolds to E Grace Farber on 31 July
SNYDER, July 25. Wednesday at 8 o'clock a.m. the
marriage ceremony was performed at St Leo Catholic church for Miss Edith
Sturbaum and Henry Imsieke. They were attended by Miss Maggie
Feichtinger, niece of the groom and Joe Sturbaum, brother of the groom.
The bride was dressed
in a white organdy and the bridesmaid in a thin white material. The
groom and groomsman were dressed in the conventional black.
After the ceremony
the guests, numbering about thirty, repaired to the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs Frank Sturbaum, where a bountiful breakfast was served. In
the evening the Snyder cornet band serenaded them.
Miss Sturbaum is a
highly respected and popular young lady among society people at this
place and for a number of years has been organist in the Catholic church
here. Mr Imsieke is also a highly respected young gentleman and one of
the sturdy young men of the neighborhood. They have a host of friends
who join in wishing them happiness and prosperity.
Tribune 26 Jul 1905 2:5
WOMAN RESCUES CHILD FROM
Screams and Hurries to Shed to Find Interior Ablaze and Babe Seated in
That little Melvin Young,
two year-old son of Mrs Margaret Young is alive today is due entirely to
the heroism of Mrs Thomas Jens, who discovered and rescued the child
from a burning garage at the home at Eighteenth and Main streets,
shortly after noon Monday.
Hearing the child
scream, Mrs Jens hurried to the garage and threw open the door, to find
the interior of the building aflame and little Melvin sitting in a car
in the midst of the smoke and fire. With difficulty the woman made her
way to the babe and bore him from the burning structure, which was
Aside from having
suffered a severe fright, the child was uninjured, but Mrs Jens was
burned somewhat about the left forearm in her heroic work of rescuing
department was called, though by the time the firemen arrived the
burning garage was a wreck and its contents consumed. How the building
caught on fire is a mystery. The family thought it unlikely that little
Melvin had secured matches with which he might have started the blaze.
automobile was insured. The family had only recently purchased and
moved into the home, hence it was not known whether or not the garage
was covered by insurance. Mrs Young and her little son make their home
with the Jens family.
Herald 9 July 1925 page 1