12 March 2001 7 P.M.
Program: “Five Who Guessed Right &
Browse Nite: March 26th 7 P.M.
Here we are and looking for March weather ? NO
In spite of our brutal weather in January and February we have had good attendance to our meetings.
Valentine’s made a good hit and some of our members shared some oldies with us. It was noted how the Day is spent in England, Denmark and Germany. There were fancy cards and plain ones, all were interesting. Many thanks to those who shared their Valentines with us. Nona brought a large scrapbook from the Musbach Museum that had many cards. Valentines were placed all over the room, on display, so we did not have to pass them around.
Claire has been reading the old Fremont newspapers and making copies
of all obituaries and births, and marriage items from the 1873-1874, and
now is starting the 1875, it is surprising but over 300 cards have been
added to our tickler file. The items are rather brief, but are important
From Fremont TRIBUNE 8 Mar 1872 2:2 NORTH BEND
Part of the men who left here in January, with A T Spoor, foreman, to shovel snow on the UPRR, returned on Sunday night last. They report heavy snow storms still raging in the mountains. Those that returned are farmers, and were obliged to come and attend to their work at home; the Company gave them passes both ways; they seem well pleased with their treatment whilst gone; they got $1.50 per day and board. A T Spoor returns the first of next week with all the men he can get to go with him.
NORTH BEND NEWS continued from 1872.
Noted in the IGS Newsletter Feb 2001
ST PATRICK’S DAY
Early Monday morning the sons and daughters of Erin’s Isle could be seen coming to the City from all directions, to celebrate that memorable day. At 10 o’clock, Mass was administered by Father Lonergan at the Catholic Church, after which all enjoyed themselves as best they could, about the City, until evening when a grand BALL AND SUPPER was given by the St Patrick’s Temperance society of this City, at Court House. This society has been organized but little over three months, has over one-hundred members and gaining strength every day. Its organization and success is attributable to the personal efforts of Father Lonergan and a few zealous co-laborers in the work. …A few popular dances interspersed with real old Irish jogs and hornpipes were splendidly performed and great applause. The history of St Patrick was given by MR JOHN RUSH of Elkhorn.
The supper was perfect is every particular and was a good recommend
to those that served it up. Lastly the essential part of a
ball THE MUSIC, furnished by Orchard’s band, which was plenteous and not
wanting in variety.
ON THE SHELF
Czech Immigration Passenger Lists-Baltimore MD
NEW YORK, Children’s Aid Society-Index to the Federal, State & Local Census Records of its Lodging Houses 1855-1925 by Carolee R Inskeep.
Donated by Nellie Snell
Donated by Gloria Kriete
DODGE COUNTY NE MARRIAGES
BOOK 9 MARCH 1901
Ole C Christensen to Anna M Johnson on 2 March
Our Deepest Sympathy to Bernice Robertson a member of our Society from way back. Her husband, Raleigh Robertson passed away on 1 February 2001.
In reading many of the exchange newsletters, the following was noted:
THE GERMAN AMERICANS
Watch your TV guide for the new PBS program, “The German Americans,” which is planned for national distribution in early 2001. It recently premiered in New York City.
It is a documentary which gives an overview of the last four hundred years of German culture in America.
(This was located in the Immigrant Genealogical Society newsletter of February 2001-keep an eye out for this program.)
AND IN THE SAME EXCHANGE LETTER:
For a list of churches in POLAND visit:
For a list of churches in Germany go to:
This monthly newsletter contains some very good hints, on Internet sites, and various other subjects. Ask Claire where to find them.
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