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   JUNE  2003





Held at Midland Lutheran

College Library

9th & Clarkson

(First building EAST of the Planetarium Bldg)

9 June 2003   7 P.M.

            PROGRAM:  VHS on Digital Imaging

            For Genealogy – presented by Renee Bunck.

            BROWSE NITE  23rd June 2003

This also ends our meetings until September.

Our May meeting which was held at Midland's Eppley auditorium was well received.  Pippa White presented The Orphan Train.  She represented a number of children, through the use of various hats and becoming that child.  Her stories covered children that were transported by the trains into Nebraska and adopted.  All of the stories were true stories that she obtained through her many interviews with the person or one of their relatives.  Some were from Blair, Oakland, Powell, West Point, Grand Island. Children also became an important part of our country, such as being a Supreme Court Judge, lawyer, engineer and writers.  It was not unusual, that if the child was not adopted, they returned to New York City and perhaps sent in another direction.  Charles Loring Brace reported there were 30,000 children in NYC without food and shelter in the late 1890’s.  Some of the stories were rather heart breaking, yet they told a lovely story of the child.  The Orphan trains and their children and escorts ran from 1854 thru 1930.

Several teachers from the Fremont schools brought their children to listen to her and take notes.  One young lad went out into the hall, got a pink copy of the program and had Pippa White sign the program.   He then wrote his notes on the reverse side.   Smart lad!

Pippa White will be returning to Fremont, during the John C Fremont Days and will present her story on Ellis Island.  This will be another good presentation.  Watch for the announcement during the John C Fremont Days in July. 


Hooper Sentinel 4 Jun 1896  4:4

The graduating exercises of the Hooper High School took place Thursday evening June 4th, in the Baptist church.  The evening was most unfavorable on account of the heavy wind and rain, but the people of the town and country came out through the storm until the house was full to over flowing.

The church was handsomely decorated with flowers, flags, and motto.

The class motto was, “Virtue serves as an anchor,”   which was placed on the wall, in the form of an arch, the letters colored old gold that being the class color.  In the center of the arch hung an anchor made of pansy flowers, the pansy being the “class flower.”

The graduating class was composed of five girls and four boys, all of whom delivered their orations in the best of style.  The subject matter of their orations showed that the class had made a good research of history, and that too, along such a line as would fill their minds with wholesome thoughts.  Their whole line of arguments was to show up the beautiful, to contract right with wrong, showing the results of honest efforts against those of treachery, to show the results of well spent moments.  Every member of the class showed himself or herself well prepared and all delivered their orations in a way that showed very careful drilling as to thought and delivery.  All of the people present were highly pleased and after attending such an entertainment they feel more certain than ever that we must have faithful teachers in our schools.  It is an old saying that, “as the teacher is, so is the school.”  Well may we judge the teacher by the work of the pupils. 

Another enjoyable feature of the evening was the music furnished by Miss Hecker at the piano, Miss Dooley with her violin, Mr Quast and Mr Hecker with their zithers.

These parties appear to enjoy good music therefore always know just how to please the people.  When they render a selection, they bring out all the music there is in it.  The people are always please to hear them play.

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100 YEARS AGO – BOOK 10 – 1903

W P Keegan to Catharine Connel on 1 June
Reinhard Billerbeck to Helena Beck on 2 June
John O’Connor to Georgia E Mowrer on 10 June
Fred Jahrmarket to Metha Retke on 10 June
Gerd H Von Seggern to Eleonore C Peters on 10 June
Thosmas Negley to Tilda Bentz on 10 June
Rudolph B Schurman to Elizabeth M Carroll on 10 June
Robert P Turner to Bessie W Doyle on 10 June
William J Parkert to Anna Albrecht on 10 June
William Goff to Anna Junl on 10 June
Dwight S Baker to Anna A Jones on 11 June
Bernard Golliglee to Kathrine Krumenacher on 17 June
Hans Hamer to Ida Schultz on 17 June
Seth C Leacock to Mabel L Breazeale on 21 June
H C Gorman to Anna Bilke on 23 June
Edw P Karleen to Hildur E Peterson on 24 June
Grant W Arnold to Gertrude M Reynolds on 24 June      

The Wedding

On June 10 Fred Jahrmarket and Miss Martha Retke were joined in wedlock at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran church, Rev C W Rodenbeck officiating.

 The groom was attended by John Vackiner, C Schwanke and Fred Klintworth while Justin Vietweier, Emma Hamann and Emma Schweitzer were the attendants of the bride.  After the matrimonial services all repaired to the residence of the groom’s father were a bountiful dinner was served to about 300 guests.

Located under the Snyder news of the Fremont Tribune on 16 Jun 1903  3:5.

Thanks to Nona Weise for the following article

from the Scribner (NE) Rustler  10 Jan 1924.


Bancroft, Jan 2 – Mr A Nuzum of this place relates a strange incident which he witnessed early Monday morning.  Mr Nuzum says that shortly after daybreak Monday morning he was aroused by a loud commotion in his poultry yard.  Becoming alarmed he peered out the door and saw what he thought was several chicken hawks attacking his flock of Barred Rock hens.  Arming himself with a shotgun, Mr Nuzum proceeded to put a quick end to the invaders.  After firing twice and killing two of the supposed hawks, he was forced to flee for cover as the entire flock swerved upon him.  Nuzum,  was able to reach the house unharmed, and not until several minutes later did the infuriated birds leave.   Being very curious t know what had attacked him he went to the chicken yard and much to his surprise, discovered that instead of hawks he had killed two prairie chickens.  Being very eager to know just why the birds had acted in this very peculiar manner, he brought them to town.  Prof William Koepnick of Yale university doing research work in this part of the state, held a post mortem on the fowl and declared that the flock had been feeding on undeveloped corn, which when mixed with a gastric juice in the birds gizzard, formulates an alcoholic gas which, Prof Koepnick says, had intoxicated the entire flock.  This is believed to be a very rare incident and behooves hunters to beware. – S V Fletcher in West Point Republican



June 14th – Flag Day

June 15th – Father’s Day

June 21st – Summer begins
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