Dodge County Obituaries

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 Index of Dodge County Obituaries:
 Mira J. Abbott
 Rev Jacob Adriance
 Tom Allen
 Roy Anderson
 William B. Anderson
John Bauer
Mrs. Anna Bauer
Dwaine J. Bentz
Ernest D. Bentz
Elizabeth M. Bentz
Gertrude M.Bentz
Mollie M. Bentz
 Ethel Bertelsen
Mathilda Brandt
G.H. Brecht  Ambrose Burtz
 Mrs. Ambrose Burtz
 Abigail Williams Clark
 Oliver P. Clark
 Frances Cramer
 May Kissel Cramer
 John K. Cramer
 Orestes Charles Cramer
 Robert L. Cramer
 Henry C. Dahl
Gerald E. Dau
 John Daubert
 Ginn W. Graham
 Maren Hansen
 Rasmus Hansen
 Christian F. Herre
E. P. Howery
Oliver O. Larson
George C. Page
 Barbara Uehling Raasch
 Henry Schwab, Sr.
 Andrew J. Siders
 C.W. Siders
 Mattie J. Siders
 Ralph E. Siders
 Viola E. Siders
 Elizabeth Keller Uehling
 J. Martin Uehling
 Oswald Uehling
 Theodore Uehling
 Carl Ludwig August Wagner
 George Wagner
Richard N. Wagner
 Mrs. J. L. Weaver
 Mrs. Christiana Weigle
Hope Woodward
 Leona M. Young

More Dodge County Obituaries 
compiled by Harry H. Wagner

Source: Fremont Tribune, 23 April 1890. 4:2
Mira J. Abbott
 Death, No Respector of Person, Again Visits Fremont

Mrs. Mira J. Abbott died this morning at 2 o'clock at the residence of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Frank. W. Bullock. The deceased was taken ill on Saturday the 12th inst. with pneumonia and was confined to her bed from that date until her death this morning. A complication of diseases was developed and the last two or three days she was a great sufferer. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of F. W. Bullock, the services to be conducted by Rev. L. F. Berry, pastor of the Congregational church. Mrs. Mira Jewett Abbott was born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., Nov, 1st, 1809, and was consequently in her 81st year at the time of her death. In 1829 she married Dr. Nicholas Abbott, after which they went  immediately to Blue Hill, Me.; from there they removed to Miami County, Ohio, in 1834 where they had a residence of about forty years in the same town. In 1872 her husband died and for the greater part of the time since Mrs. Abbott has been a resident of Fremont. She leaves three children, viz: Dr. L. J. Abbott, of this city; E. A. Abbott, now a resident of California, and Mrs. Jennie A. Dimmock of Denver. For more than half century Mrs. Abbott was a devoted Christian lady, and a member of the Congregational church. Besides being a model wife and mother, which is the highest econium that can be paid to any  woman, she was a universal favorite for her vivacity and thorough culture. She was a great reader all the days of her life and took profound interest in literary affairs. Up to the very day of her illness she devoured the best books and conversed as entertainingly as she ever did in her life. She was in possession of all her mental faculties. Her family on both sides have been
prominent in the medical profession and in the political world. On the one side the Jewetts enjoyed enviable reputations as prominent physicians in Ohio, and in political affairs her ancestors have occupied high positions in political life all the way up to the presidency, the representative in this high position being John Quincy Adams. She is the last member of the historical Jewett family. In her death a grand and good woman has gone to her reward.

submitted by her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth Foster Tilton 2661 Tallant Road MW-512, Santa Barbara, CA

Rev Jacob Adriance


Source:  Fremont Weekly Herald  22 Dec 1922, Page 1

Aged Minister Who Died Here Monday Founder First M. E. Church of Denver

Rev Jacob Adriance, pioneer Methodist preacher in Nebraska and Colorado, passed away early Monday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs H A Burrill, 78 West Linden avenue, at the good old age of eighty-seven years.  Thus came to a peaceful close a life the fruits of which were of inestimable good.  And though he has gone home, the good results of his labors as one of the first ministers in the then untamed territory west of the Missouri river, will continue throughout the circling years of eternity.

Rev Adriance was born in Cayuaga county, New York, October 22, 1836, the son of Thomas and Margaret Adriance, natives of the Empire state and themselves of excellent American stock.  Converted at the age of sixteen, early in life he felt the call to preach, for which he was fitted by education in the common schools of his native state and in Wilson Collegiate Institute of Niagara County, New York.

In 1857, Rev Adriance came west, as a field which doubtless appealed to him as offering the greatest need and opportunity for the service which he had to give.  He settled first as De Soto, but the following spring(1858) he came to Fremont(which had been platted only the year before) and took charge of the Platte Valley Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal church.  This circuit comprised twelve different appointments and required a travel of three hundred miles to complete it.  The pioneer minister made this circuit each month on horse-back, traveling often through storm and snow, with no broken track to guide him and with mercury frequently registering twenty-five or more degrees below zero.

After a year of this heroic service Rev Adriance was transferred to Pike’s Peak in Colorado, where the discovery of gold had just been made and was attracting motley hordes.  Thus he became the first resident minister in that territory and had the honor to have organized the First Methodist Church of Denver.  Upon the organization of the Provincial Colorado government, Rev Adriance was chosen to serve as chaplain of the lower house of the legislature.

It was in the midst of his work in Colorado that the pioneer preacher returned to New York state, and there, on April 26, 1830(error was 1860) was married to Fannie A Rogers, a daughter of Rev and Mrs L C Rogers.  He continued his labors in Colorado then until 1871, when he came back into Nebraska, where he kept up his heroic service until deafness caused him to retire from the ministry in 1878.

The following year of 1879 the deceased removed to a farm which the late E H and L H Rogers had located for him in 1862 on a land warrant which was a present to the minister from his father.  This farm was situated some distance northwest of Fremont, near Jamestown in Maple township, and for a long term of years he served as postmaster at that place.

Nineteen years ago the deceased and his wife retired to Fremont, where, five years later, Mrs Adriance passed away.  Since then he has made his home, alternately with his two daughters, Mrs H J Goffe of Long Beach, CA, and Mrs H A Burrill of this city.

In addition to the two daughters mentioned, Rev Adriance is survived by his brother Edgar, of this city, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  An excellent character and a long life of faithful service, cheerfully given, insured to this pioneer minister a wider and sincerer circle of friends than is ordinarily given one man to enjoy, and these now mourn his transition as sincerely as the bereaved members of his own household.

The funeral was held at one-thirty o’clock yesterday afternoon at the First Methodist Episcopal church, with the pastor, Rev E L Baker, officiating.  Burial was made in Ridge cemetery, where sleeps also his departed wife, their infant daughter, Myrtle and son, the late Rev Emory Adriance. Four grandsons of Rev Adriance and two cousins acted as pall bearers: Rex Burrill of Fremont, Jay Goffe of Lincoln; Walter L Goffe of Waverley; J B Vance of Sterling; C L Rogers and Rex R Moe, both of Fremont.

The funeral was largely attended, and the Rev W H Underwood, who once administered as Rev Adriance’s pastor when the latter was a resident of Maple township, and who is at present superintendent of the Methodist Old People’s Home at Blair, assisted the local pastor in the service, speaking reminiscently of the deceased and adding a tribute to his honor.


Resident of Fremont for Thirty-six Years is Called

 Tom Allen, for thirty-six years a resident of Fremont, died at his home ??? East  First street, at 4:30 o'clock this morning.  Mr Allen had been ill for the last four years, suffering with diabetes.  During this time he was an invalid.  He contracted pneumonia a week ago and his condition at once became critical.
 A native of Harrison county, Missouri, Mr. Allen came to Fremont in 1872 and most of that time up to four years ago, when failing health forced him to retire was in the employ of the North Western at the roundhouse and in the yards.  He was a member of the Christian church.  His wife, one son, Edward; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Jirous of Fremont, two brothers, James of St. Joseph, Mo., and McGinnis of Kingman, Kan., and three sisters, Mrs Henry Pfaff, Lincoln, Kan., Mrs. Della Beeks, Ridgeway, Mo., and Mrs Hettie Killough, Marshalltown, Ia., are the close surviving relatives.
 The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 at the residence.  The Rev. F. J. Gillette of the First Christian church will officiate.
obtained courtesy C. Mares   ENGS                                        submitted by

Roy Anderson

October 31, 1917
Roy Anderson Dies after Brief Illness

 Roy Clement Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Anderson, died at the home of his parents on west 6th street Wednesday morning, October 31, at 8:30 o'clock.
 Roy was taken sick on October 24 and his condition grew rapidly worse, the malady from which he suffered being diagnosed as epidemic paralysis.  Funeral services were held today.
 Toy was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Anderson.  He was born in North Bend, August 10, 1880, and grew to manhood in this city.  For a number of years past he had been engaged with his brother, Russel, in the nursery business under the firm name of Anderson Bros. Nurseries, and they had built up an excellent business.  He was a prominent member of the A. O. U. W. lodge of this city in which he still held membership although many of the members had dropped out when the raise in rates went into effect.  He also held membership in the W. O. W. lodge.
 His death comes as a hard blow to the family which had already suffered much from sickens, and the have the deep sympathy of the entire community.  The near surviving relatives are his parents, one brother, Russel, and sister, Lydia, all of North Bend.  Two brothers, Robert and Raymond, preceded him death.
courtesy  of C. Mares  ENGS                                                                submitted by

William B. Anderson

June 19, 1922

 North Bend, June 19,----  William B. Anderson, for many years a resident of North Bend and well known in this locality, passed away at his home in North Bend on Sunday morning at 1:30, following an illness which lasted 22 weeks.
 Mr Anderson was born in Ohio on August 2, 1852.  In 1877 he was married to Carry Corey and in 1883 he moved to Nebraska, settling at North Bend. where he has lived since.  He was a carpenter by trade and also a building contractor.
 The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Russell and one daughter, Lydia, of North Bend, and three grandsons, Robert, Davis and Leroy Anderson.
 The funeral will be held from the Methodist church at North Bend at 2;30 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Tipton officiating.  Interment will be made in the Woodland cemetery.

courtesy C. Mares                                                                                    submitted by

John Bauer

From the Scribner Rustler July 1906

John Bauer passed away last Saturday, July 28, at his home Southwest of town. He was taken down this spring. The ailment was diagnosed as cancer of the stomach and he failed rapidly. The funeral was held from the home Monday afternoon, the Rev. M.H. Harrison conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Pebble Cemetery. A large concourse of old
neighbors and friends were present at the funeral. Those acting as pallbearers were: Herman Rexin, Goetlieb Lowe, Lad Weigand, Henry Harms, Carl Furstenau, Albert Hieyal. Deceased was born in New York State, August 1, 1836. At the age of 19  he moved, with the family, to Wisconsin. About 15 Years later he came to Dodge County. Here he was suited to marriage, reared his family and continued to make his home. Besides his wife four children survive him. Mr. Bauer was a man of honesty and industry. He possessed other good qualities which won for him the respect of his neighbors and friends..

submitted by:  David C. Bauer

Mrs. Anna Bauer
From the Scribner Rustler September 1929


 Mrs. Anna Bauer, highly respected resident of this community for sixty years, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry DeLand, in Fremont. The cause of her death was a general breaking down due to her advance age. Although frail of body due to her advanced age for many years past, she enjoyed apparent fair health until last March since
when her condition was on a gradual decline.  Anna Shovelbarker was born in Switzerland on November 4, 1849, and died September 22, 1929, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 18 days. She emigrated to America with her mother when four years old. They settled in Wisconsin, where she grew to young womanhood and was married to John Bauer. To this union was born eleven children, five of whom preceded the mother in death. Mr. Bauer passed away in 1906.  Following their wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Bauer answered the call of the West by making the trip to Nebraska in a prairie schooner, locating in Ridgely township in this county where they settled on a home stead. For thirty-seven years they made their home there, and upon the death of the husband and father, Mrs. Bauer, with her youngest daughter, Myrtle, moved to Scribner. This city has been her home continuously since then, with the exception of a few periods during the last couple of years  which were spent with her daughter in Fremont.
Mrs. Bauer was one of the earlier pioneers who braved  the trials and tribulations of those earlier days when this section was only a wide open prairie. She and her husband first lived in a board cabin which burned down and added to the hardships of that early time by forcing them to live in a dugout.
  A quiet home lady of endearing disposition and unassuming ways, the departed will be sadly missed, especially by her loved ones. She was a member of the Congregational Church and was an active Christian worker.
 Those left to mourn her loss are one son, Walter of Scribner; five daughters, Mrs. H. S. Spath and Mrs. Frank Dahl of Scribner, Mrs. Henry Hall of Snyder, Mrs. George Dau of Hooper and Mrs. Harry DeLand of Fremont.; a half sister, Mrs. Emily Nieman of Schuyler; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Congregational Church, the Rev. G. E. Birch officiating. Internment was made in Pebble Cemetery.

submitted by:  David C. Bauer

Dwaine J. Bentz


 "Word has been received by Mrs. Lucy Max, 221 South Nineteenth Street, that her son, Corp. Dwaine J. (Dutch) Bentz, 22, was killed in action on Luzon on May 4. A graduate of the Fremont (Neb.) High School, he was employed by Freightways Union Transfer Company before entering the Army in October, 1942, and going overseas with the infantry in October, 1944.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elanore Ann; daughter, Sherry Ann; father, Jules Bentz, Portland, Ore; step-father, Carl Max; brothers, Floyd and Willis, Columbus, Neb.; step-brothers, Carl, Jr., Omaha, and George, Long Beach, Cal.; step-sister, Mrs. Bob Smith, Long Beach; half-brothers, Ernest, Norfolk, Neb.; Ed, Grand Island, Neb.; Lyle, Pierce, Neb. and Don, Portland; half-sister, Mrs. Burt Rallet, Portland. Bentz Memorial Held, Memorial rites for Corp. Dwaine J. (Dutch) Bentz, Fremont, half brother of Ernest Bentz, Norfolk, were held Sunday afternoon in the Sinia Lutheran church at Fremont.

He was killed in action May 4 on Luzon. He is the son of Mrs. Lucy Mas, Omaha and Jules Bentz, Portland, Ore. He also is survived by his wife and daughter, Sherry Ann, who was born a few days after Corporal Bentz left for overseas last November; his step-father, Carl Max, Omaha; two brothers, Two step-brothers; one step-sister; four half-brothers, including Ernest and Lyle, the latter being of Pierce and a half-sister."


Elizabeth M. Bentz

6 March 1985

Funeral services for Elizabeth M. Bentz, 74, of Fremont, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Chruch. Mrs. Bentz died Wednesday morning at Val Haven Colonial Manor in Valley. She was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Hooper. When she was in the ninth grade, she moved with her family to Blair. The former Elizabeth Heller married Clarence E. "Shorty" Bentz on Dec. 24, 1930, in Papillion.

He preceded her in death in January 1973. They lived in Dodge until 1937. They then moved to Fremont where they owned and operated Shorty's Cafe. Mrs. Bentz was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was also a charter member of the Jesse Benton chapter of the Izaak Walton League. She had been a member of the Fremont Women's Club and the Ladies' Social Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Cherie) Taylor of Fremont; a sister, Mrs. Don (Geraldine) Bleden of Mesa, Ariz; a brother, Francis Heller of Bullhead, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Rev. Craig Schultz will officiate the Friday service. Burial will be in Fremont's Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at Ludvigsen Mortuary."

Ernest D. Bentz

 "Services for Ernest D. Bentz, 82, 440 N. Logan St., will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church. U.C.C. The Rev. Edwin Mehlhaff will officiate. Bentz died Saturday morning at the local hospital. He was born May 18, 1890, at Hooper. He was roadmaster for the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad until retiring in 1947. Bentz and his widow Mollie observed their 61st wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 1972. He was a 56-year member of the Masonic Lodge A.F.& A.M. Tangier Shrine and First Congregational Church, U.C.C. Survivors include his widow; daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Doris) McAllister, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Elmer (Wilma) Child, Silbey, Iowa; sons, Howard D. Lost Hills, Calif.; Harold D. Seaside, Ore.; Kenneth C., Independence, Mo. Gerald E., Fremont; Harlan E., Porterville, Calif.; and Richard T., Racine, Wis.; brother Don, Oregon City, Ore.; sister, Mrs. Troy (Lydia) Horner, Oregon City; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation began today at Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home. Visitation also will be at the church from noon until time of service. A memorial has been established for the church. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery."

"Services for Ernest D. Bentz, 82, 440 N. Logan St. were Wednesday at First Congregational Church, UCC. The Rev. Edwin Mehlhaff officiated. Bentz died Saturday at the local hospital. Mrs. Gary Kocouri was organist. Pallbearers were George Siers, Les Christensen, Marion Clemmer, Gerald Eskilsen, Merrit Weddle and Derrold McCardle. Graveside services were conducted at Memorial Cemetery by the Fremont Masonic Lodge No. 15, A.F. & A.M. Gerald Moeller was worshipful master and Larry Dudingsen was secretary. Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

Gertrude M.Bentz

Omaha World Herald

"BENTZ, Gertrude M. "Trudy", age 82, of Fremont, died Thur., Jan. 15, 1998, at the Hooper Care Center in Hooper. Survived by 2 daughters, Ellyn and (Robert) Maxwell, Rowlett, Texas and Cindy and (Mike) Coffman, Fremont; a son, Gregory and (Nancy) Bentz, Overland Park, Kansas; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1996 and sister, Alta Schafersman in 1997.

FUNERAL SERVICES Mon. 11 am. at First Lutheran church in Fremont with Rev. Mark Grorud officiating. VISITATION Sun. from 2-9 pm at Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery, Fremont. Memorials are suggested to Fremont Area Medical Center Auxiliary or First Lutheran Church."

Mollie Bentz
Jan. 6, 1973

 Mollie M. Bentz, 98, of 2550 N. Nye Ave., died Friday, June 12, 1992, at Fremont. Mollie Waycaster was born Aug. 20, 1893, in Balsam, N.C. She grew up in Lehigh, Utah, and attended school there. She moved to Whitewood, S.D. and moved to Fremont in 1917. She lived in other eastern Nebraska communities before moving to West Linn, Ore. in 1946. She moved to Fremont in 1949. She was a member of First Congregational Church, UCC, in Fremont, was a member of Arbor Vitae Lodge Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 92 and Rebecca Lodge for more than 60 years each and was a past noble grand for the Rebecca Lodge. She married Ernest Bentz Nov. 26, 1911, in Whitewood. He died Jan. 6, 1973.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Doris) McAllister and Mrs. Elmer (Wilma) Child, both of Hemet, Calif.; four sons, Harold of Ontario, Ord., Kenneth of Independence, Mo., Gerald of Fremont and Richard of Lakewood, Wis.; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. The Rev. Richard Siders will officiate. Visitation will be 1-9 tonight at Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Home in Fremont. An Eastern Star service will be 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Memorial Hospital of Dodge County Foundation."

Ethel Bertelsen

The Fremont Tribune
Tuesday, November 10, 1998

The funeral for Ethel Bertelsen, 100, of Fremont will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Fremont.
She died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at Arbor Manor Living Center in Fremont.

Ethel Hinze was born Sept. 2, 1898, at Loretto in Boone County.  She grew up in the Albion area.  She attended the University of Nebraska, Wayne State College, and Midland Lutheran College.  She had taught schools in Boone, Washington, and Douglas counties.  She married Hans Bertelsen Sept. 19, 1934, in Albion.  The couple had lived in Washington
and Bennington.  They moved to Fremont in 1956.  He died in February 1972.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Fremont, and its Altar Guild.  She also had been a member of the hospital auxiliary and the Retired Teacher’s Association.

Survivors include:  a brother, Kermit Hinze of Albion. The Revs. Mark Grorud and Norman Freund will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.

A memorial has been established at the church.

Submitted by:      Mary Appleby

Mathilda Brandt

Obituary, 12 August 1940
Fremont Tribune


"Mrs. Mathilda Brandt was found dead in her home at 710 East 10th street early Sunday morning and county authorities today reported the death a suicide by hanging.

  Dr. A. O. Fasser, county physician, was called to the home Sunday morning and reported the death to County Attorney William Lamme.

  Born July 22, 1984 (1894), at Hooper, Mrs. Brandt was married to Edward Brandt Jan. 28, 1914 at West Point.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church.

  Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Holmes of Elkhorn and Mrs. Kennith Bliss of Fairbury; one son, Ray Brandt of Fremont; one grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Archie Wagner and Mrs. Ben Gould, both of Fremont.

  Rev. P.F. Cooney will officiate at funeral services in St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.  The body will remain at the Fred Bader Funeral Home until Tuesday  morning."

Abraham Bretz

 Abraham Bretz was born in Harrisburg, Pa 15 Jan 1834 and passed away after a lingering illness.  Cause of death being old age.  He was married to Miss Lois Adams 20 July 1854 at Peoria, Ill.  To this union were born four children, two of whom died in infancy.  His wife and two sons, Chas of our city and Harry of Council Bluffs, survive him.
   He enlisted in Co I, 86 Illinois infantry and served three years.  He was with Sherman on his march to the sea.
   He came to Hooper with his family in 1871 and lived here the rest of his life with the exception of 5 years in Madison county.  Had he lived until the 20th of next month, they would have spent sixty years of wedded life together.
   Funeral services were held from home a 2 p.m., Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. B.F. Everhart, of the Methodist church and by the G.A.R.  The remains were laid to rest in the Hooper cemetery, The G.A.R. ritualistic services being used.  The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
   The bearers were Sons of Veterans:  Messrs. George Heine, W.A. Hecker, E.L.Gelsort, Joe Sauers, J.C. Corless, Jr., George Kreibel.    Music was furnished by Misses Clara Heine and Maud Drayer and Messrs E.L.Geisort and J.E. Marsh.
Card of Thanks
   We hereby wish to thank our many friends and the w.R.G and Upton Post, G.A.R. for their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy during the recent illness and death of our husband, father, and grandfather, A. Bretz.
Mrs A. Bretz
Chas. Bretz and family
Harry G. Bretz and family
Chas. Bergstrom and family

Submitted by:  Tom & Tori Howe


Rev. G.H. Brecht Has Served in Lutheran Church Many Years

   Rev. G.H. Brecht for 57 years a pastor in the Lutheran synod and since 1900, minister in churches in eastern Nebraska, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Hokamp; 714 West Fourth Street, Wednesday evening, after he had returned from Fontanelle, where he visited Rev. Schulte.  He has been in declining health for the  past two years and a half.
   He was born at Baden, Germany, on February 16, 1834, attaining the age of  85 years and 6 months.  In Germany he concluded his studies for the ministry and came to America in 1865, where, in 1866 he was ordained pastor by the
general Lutheran synod.  His first church was in Monticello, IA.  Later he took up his work at Marshall, Mich., and, in 1871, he went to Illinois, where he served until 1900, coming to Superior, Neb., to take the pastorate of the church there.
   He was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta hocist on November 4, in Iowa.  She came from Switzerland to become his bride.  She preceeded him in death.    Rev. Brecht retired from the active ministry in 1905, and since that time has been filling different pupits in this section until two and one half  years ago, whe his decline health prevented any active work.  Since his retirement he lived with his three daughters, and came on his last visit to Mrs. Hokamp on August 6.
    Suriving are three daughters, Mrs Helena Boeke of Omaha, Mrs J.H. Hokamp of Fremont, and Mrs A. Siedler, of Rising City, and two grandchildren, Karl and Louise Boeke, of Omaha.
    Funeral Services will be held at the Salem Lutheran church in Fremont on Saturday afternoon at 1:30, interment will be  made in Ridge Cemetery.

Transcribed from:  Fremont Evening Tribune Aug 16, 1923 by: Cindy Dodd

Ambrose Burtz
Fremont (NE) Tribune 28 Dec 1914
Pioneer Fremonter Who Had an Interesting Civil War Record

Ambrose Burtz, early settler of Dodge County and for many years a familiar figure in Fremont G.A.R. circles, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at the soldiers' Home in Grand Island, where he had resided since last July.  Mr. Burtz' wife died at the same institution just three months ago.  A telegram received by Fremont relatives Saturday afternoon conveyed information of the seriousness of Mr. Burtz' condition and William Burtz and John Slobb hastened to Grand Island, but the swift messenger of death arrived ahead of them.
Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the residence of William Burtz, 642 East First, and at 2 p.m. at the church of the German Evangelical association , on West Fourth.
Mr. Burtz was a native of Renchen, Baden, Germany where he was born April 4, 1833.  He was therefore nearly 82 years of age.  He came to America about 1857 and located in Chicago.  When the Civil War broke out he was among the first volunteers to enlist for service in behalf of his adopted country and he continued in the activities of that memorable struggle until its end, serving from August 1, 1861 to July, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge at Lexington, Ky.  He was a member of the Tenth Illinois Regiment.  His first enlistment was for a term of three years and at its expiration, he immediately applied for reentrance to the ranks.
After the war, Mr. Burtz returned to Chicago, where he was married to Mrs. Katherine Slobb. In 1874 they came to Fremont, and their residence in Fremont and vicinity has been almost continuous since that date.  Mr. Burtz engaged in farming.  He first located on school land east of the city.  He was on the Dorsey farm for nearly a decade.  About twenty years ago the family moved to Fremont.  Here Mr. Burtz became particularly active in G.A.R. circles, and he had held several offices in the McPherson post.  He was widely known in army circles and was held in the highest esteem.
The immediate surviving relatives are three sons and one step-son, William Burtz of Fremont; Henry Burtz of Texas; Charles Burtz of So.Dak.; and John Slobb of Fremont.  Henry and Charles will be unable to reach Fremont for the final services.

Submitted by Marilyn J. Estrada

Mrs. Ambrose Burtz Dead
Old Fremont Resident Dies at Grand Island

    Mrs. Ambrose Burtz, one of the oldest residents of Fremont, died at the Old Soldiers' home at Grand Island Monday night.
Mrs. Burtz had been in feeble health and it is thought worry over the condition of Mr. Burtz, who has been in poor health for several weeks hastened the end.
    William Burtz, a son, of Fremont, was called to Grand Island Sunday by a message stating that his father was seriously ill.  On his arrival there he found that the condition of his father had improved and that his mother was in critical condition.
    Mrs. Burtz is survived by her husband and four sons.  John Slobbe, a son by her first husband, and William Burtz of Fremont, Charles of Cravat, S. D. and Henry of Texas.
    The body was brought to Fremont this afternoon where burial will take place.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Fremont Guide and Tribune October 1, 1914  (actual date of death was September 29, 1914)

Submitted by Marilyn J. Estrada

Frances CRAMER
source: FWH 5 Dec 1889 1:4

CRAMER, FRANCES DOD NICKERSON NEWS: Died - In Nickerson township, Mrs. Frances Cramer, wife of J K Cramer. She was born in Ohio and removed in early life to Adams Co, Ill., where she married Mr. Cramer, and they in 1854, made up a colony from Quincy, Ill. for Fontonelle and in 1865 Mr. Cramer took his present home under the homestead law.

She was mother of nine children, eight of whom are living. One daughter, Mrs. McBride of Chicago, who was present at the funeral. The funeral services were conducted by J A Garner. A large procession of old settlers and friends accompanied the remains to their resting place upon the farm. Mr. Cramer will deed an acre of land for a cemetery.

I obtained this obit from Claire Mares, Correspondence Secretary of Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society.
Submitted by: Karon R Mazie, greatgranddaughter to Frances Cramer.

Obit received 3-6-98 from Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society:
May Kissel Cramer
Source: Fremont Evening Tribune, Fremont Nebraska.
Husband Died Ten Days Ago ----- Ill More Than Year

Within the space of ten days the Cramer home north of Fremont has been deprived of father and mother by death, the death of Mrs. May Cramer occuring this morning at Excelsior Springs, Mo., where she was undergoing treatment for her health.  She has been ill for more than a year, during which she has been in a weakened condition.  she was about forty four years of age. Her husband, Robert L. Cramer, died suddenly while sitting in a chair at his farm home near the Sheldon school north of Fremont on Thursday, February 12.

Children at Side

Following the death of the father, the four children, Love, Sybil, Grace and Wayne, who attend school at the Sheldon school and in the Fremont High School, have been at Excelsior Springs with their mother, and were with her when the end came this morning. Mrs. Cramer lived in Fremont nearly all of her life.  Her maiden name was May Kissel.  She resided with her parents on a farm north of Fremont for several years and later moved into town with them.  Both of them preceded her in death. Twenty years ago she was united in marriage to Robert L. Cramer, a prominent farmer and stock raiser.  A year ago her health began to decline and left her an invalid, and she was unable to attend the funeral services of her husband in Fremont last week.

Funeral in Fremont

Mrs. Cramer was well known in the vicinity and was held in high esteem by her many friends and neighbors. Fred Bader left this morning for Excelisior springs to bring the remains to Fremont, where funeral services will be held. He expected to arrive home tomorrow night.

Funeral arrangements will be made when the remains are brought to this city. Surviving are the four children, Love, Sybil, Grace and Wayne; one brother, Frank, of Bristow and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Garn of Fremont.

Submitted by: Karon R Mazie

Obit received 3-6-98 from Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society:
John K. Cramer
Source:Fremont Herald 31 Aug. 1894
Sketch of the Life of One of the Oldest Residents of Dodge County.
Nickerson, Neb., August 30
Editor Fremont Herald:

The death of John K. Cramer, of Nickerson township, on Saturday, August 25, removes one of the very first settlers of this section. He came to this county in May, 1855, and resided here continuously until his death, making a residence of over thirty-nine years in this community.

Mr. Cramer was born and raised in the state of Pennsylvania, and was 71 years of age last March. His wife died five years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss nine children, all grown, seven of whom were present at his funeral. Three live in this county, one daughter in Chicago, one son in St. Joseph, Mo., one son and one daughter in Hill City, South Dakota. All of these were present at the funeral.

Mr. Cramer was buried on his old homestead by the side of his wife, the funeral services being conducted by the writer. The pall bearers were all old settlers, three of them coming here at the same time he did. A large procession followed the remains to their last resting place. The deceased was a member of the Old Settlers Association, and he left a good home which he worked hard to make. His death was very sudden, resulting from paralysis of the heart.

Mr. Cramer was a subscriber and reader of the Fremont Herald ever since its first issue.

J A Garner
Submitted by: Karon R Mazie

Orestes Charles CRAMER
Source: The Powder River County Examiner The Broadus Publishing Company Montana
CRAMER Funeral Held in Broadus, Montana

The funeral services for the late O. C. CRAMER of Twist, Mont., were held in the Broadus community church, Wednesday, September 19, with the Rev. M Webster in charge.

Orestes Charles Cramer was born in Fontenelle, October 11, 1859, and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He died at Warm Springs, Montana on September 16, 1934, nearly 75 years in age. The deceased came to Montana in 1910, from Hill City, S. D. where he had resided for the previous 18 years. He had been in increasing ill health since 1932.

He was married nearly 50 years ago, in 1884, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma CRAMER, by one son, Norton CRAMER, of this county, and by one daughter, Mrs. Laura PIERCE, of Stockton, California. There are also 5 grandchildren.

* Note, O. C. CRAMER was the son of John K. and Frances B. CRAMER, of Fremont, Nebraska. Karon Mazie
Submitted by: Karon R Mazie

Robert L. CRAMER
Source: Fremont Evening Tribune, Fremont, Nebraska, Thursday, February, 12, 1925, received from Claire Mares, Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society.

Robert L. CRAMER, 58, prominent Dodge county farmer and stock raiser living north of Fremont, died while sitting in a chair reading a letter from his sick wife, who is at Excelsior Springs, MO, for her health, this morning. Death was believed due to a stroke of apoplexy. He had just received his morning mail and sat down to read it. Wayne, 5, his little son, was the only other person in the house. Suddenly he collapsed in his chair and told the little boy to summon help. Wayne rushed to the Sheldon school acrossed the street and summoned his sister and school teacher. They hurried to the home and called medical attention, but Mr. Cramer was dead before help reached him.


The little son and daughter were not told of the death and resumed their studies at the schoolhouse. Mrs. Cramer and daughter, Love, who are at Excelsior Springs, were notified by telegram this morning and are expected home tomorrow if Mrs. Cramer is able to make the trip. Robert L. Cramer was born on the bluffs north of Fremont, July 7, 1876 (sic 1867), the son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Cramer. His father was a pioneer resident of this vicinity, settling where Nickerson now stands on May 14, 1865. The father was a member of the colonization colony which formed the town of Fontanelle, at one time county seat of Dodge county. He was in a number of battles with the Indians and two men employed by him were killed in Indian uprisings.


Living in this vicinity all his life, Robert L. Cramer was a prominent farmer and stock raiser. Only yesterday he returned from selling a car of stock on the South Omaha market. He has been prominent in the neighborhood in which he lived just north of Fremont. He was very well known, and had many friends. He was married about twenty years ago. Although complaing now and then of ill health, Mr. Cramer had not been seriously ill and had gone about his duties during the last few days as usual. This morning he arose early and saw to it that the children were prepared for school. Until he was seated in his chair reading the letter from his wife he had no warning of the fatal illness. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Love, Sybil, Grace, and one son, Wayne. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made pending word from Mrs. Cramer.

Submitted by: Karon Mazie

Was Midland College Trustee and Former CityCouncilman
source: Fremont paper May 25, 1923
        Henry C. Dahl, for many years a prominent resident of Fremont and Dodge County, died at his home, 649 East Fifth Street, Friday morning at 3:30, after an illness of several weeks.  He was one of the trustees at Midland college and on account of his death, sessions were suspended at the institution following chapel Friday morning. Mr. Dahl was one of the most public-spirited citizens of Fremont and took part in many activities in the municipality.  He served five years on the city council, and since his retirement from this office has kept in close touch with the city administration.
        When Midland college was brought from Atchison, Kansas to Fremont, Mr. Dahl was one of the most active promoters in this movement.  Since it has been located here, he has been a trustee of the institution and served also as treasurer.  For some time he served as chairman of the ways and means committee and last fall was elected superintendent of grounds and buildings.  His duties of the office were  performed by him in an exemplary manner during his short tenure of office.  In line with this, he had to take charge of all the repair work done at Midland and to O.K. all bills for any improvements made.
Came to Fremont in 1910
        Mr. Dahl first located in Fremont in 1910 changing his residence from his farm in Cotterell township.  At this time, he entered the real estate business with Representative George Staats, and this firm built up a large and remunerative business since its organization.  For the past few weeks he has had to give up the work at his office due to his declining health.
        Henry C. Dahl was born at Hannstedt, Holstein, Germany on February 13, 1863.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dahl.  When 15 yearas of age, in 1878, he came to America with his family settling on a farm in Cotterell
township where he worked as a farm hand.  Later he acquired enough wealth to purchase a farm of his own and some; time after that purchase, another track of land, living on these two places until he retired and moved to Fremont in 1910.
        In 1885 he was united in marriage to Henrietta Schlueter in Dodge county, who survives him. Mr. Dahl's death brings sorrow to the entire community in which he had gained many friends.  With his decease, Midland college will lose one of
its  most earnest boosters and most energetic workers.
        During the war he was active in promoting funds for the government in carrying on the program and served on various committees relative to the selling of War Savings Stamps and other money raising investments.  He was also active in the work of the Red Cross during the years of the war.
        He was a member of the Fremont Fraternal Order of Eagles and of the Modern Woodmen of America.  He was also one of the most active members of the Salem Lutheran church.
        Surviving are his wife, four children, Harry C. of Ames; Mrs. Carl Carson of Burlington, Colo., Mrs. Henry Wagner of Hooper and Clarence of Hooper, one brother, Herman Dahl of Rogers and four sisters, Mrs. Louise Gruessing of Germantown, Cal., Mrs. John Arps of Fremont, Mrs. Peter Nissen of Fremont, and Mrs. Herman Hendrickson of Germany.
        Funeral services will be held at Clemmons Hall at Midland college Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.  Rev. Carl G. Aire of the Salem Lutheran church conducting the services.  Dr. J. F. Krueger, president of Midland college, Dr. Holmes Dysinger, and Dr. E. Klotsche of the Western Theological Seminary will assist.
        The remains will lie in state at Clemmons Hall at Midland College on Sunday afternoon and can be viewed by friends between one and three oclock.

Submitted by Virginia Wagner Baillie; member ENGS.  2017 Cardinal Circle
Anderson, SC  29621  ph. 864-225-0901. 


Gerald E. Dau
September 4, 2001

January 6, 1913-September 4, 2001 Gerald E. "Jerry" Dau, 88, of Fremont, formerly of Hooper, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Jerry was born January 6, 1913, to Edward and Carolyn (Heller) Dau. He grew up in Hooper and was a 1930 graduate of Hooper High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from December 23, 1940 to October 10, 1945. He served in Normandy and Northern France.

Jerry was a sign painter and owned and operator Pioneer Paint and Wallpaper in Hooper. He moved to Omaha in July of 1999 and then to Fremont in Feb. 2000. He has been residing at the Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home in Omaha since June 2001. Jerry was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and a former member of the Hooper-Winslow VFW Post #10535. On January 8, 1949, he married Evelyn Hansen at Hooper. She died September 3, 1959. On November 8, 1975, he married Betty Lou (Pope) Swanson at Redeemer Lutheran Church at Hooper.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two step-daughters, Clella (Mrs. Carl) Rehkow of Kansas City, Mo., and Susan (Mrs. Bassam) Abou-Nasr of Omaha; brother, Jim and wife Betty Dau of Midland, Texas.; and two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Ray) Fauss of Seattle, Wa., and Helen (Mrs. Leonard) Zahourek of Scribner. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Evelyn; and three brothers, Neal, Bob and Kermit Dau.

Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with Rev. Don Nelson of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating.  The United States flag was folded and presented by members of the Hooper-Winslow VFW Post #10535.  Burial was in the Hooper Cemetery in Hooper.


 5 September 2001 Fremont Tribune -

Gerald E. 'Jerry' Dau, 88, of Fremont, formerly of Hooper, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Hooper. He grew up in Hooper and was a 1930 graduate of Hooper High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Dec. 23, 1940, to Oct. 10, 1945, and served in Normandy and Northern France. He married Evelyn Hansen Jan. 8, 1949. She died Sept. 3, 1959. He married Betty Lou Pope Swanson Nov. 8, 1975, in Hooper. He was a sign painter and owned and operated Pioneer Paint and Wallpaper in Hooper. He moved to Omaha in July 1999 and then to Fremont in February 2000. He had been residing at the Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home in Omaha since June 2001. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper and a former member of Hooper-Winslow V.F.W. Post 10535.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty; two stepdaughters, Clella (Mrs. Carl) Rehkow of Kansas City, Mo., and Susan (Mrs. Bassam) Abou-Nasr of Omaha; a brother, Jim (and wife, Betty) Dau of Midland, Texas; and two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Ray) Fauss of Seattle, Wash., and Helen (Mrs. Leonard) Zahourek of Scribner. He was also preceded in death by three brothers. The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. The Rev. Don Nelson of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper will officiate. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, all at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hooper Cemetery in Hooper. The United States Flag will be folded and presented by members of Hooper-Winslow V.F.W. Post 10535.


John Daubert

The Hooper Sentinel
 May 15, 1913

Laid to Rest Was on Old and Highly Respected Resident of Dodge County. John Daubert, a highly respected pioneer of this
vicinity passed away at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred Daubert, who lives 12 miles north of here, May 10,
aged 83 years, 1 month, 1 day.  Cause of demise being bowel trouble. Deceased was born in Germany in 1830.  He was married there in 1852 to Miss Eva Elizabeth Uehling who died 21 years ago.  They came to this country in 1864 locating in Wisconsin and came to Dodge county in 1873 where they spent the remainder of their lives. Three children were born to them, Mrs. George Richardson of near Uehling, Henry Daubert of Lyons and Fred Daubert who died five years ago.

Besides his son and daughter he leaves 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren to mourn his loss. He was in poor health for the past two years, twelve weeks of which he was bed fast. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Fred Daubert, Monday at 1:00 and later at the Swedish Lutheran church near their home. Rev. Olendorf officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.  The entire community joins in mourning the loss of one of its oldest and most highly respected citizens.

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

Milton Fritz
14 May 1977


"A memorial service was held today at First Congregational Church U.C.C. for Milton 'Dick' Fritz, 72 or 405 1/2 N. Main St. Fritz died Saturday in his home. Survivors include sons, Donald of Twain Heart, Calif., and Jerry of Fremont; six grandchildren; brothers, Walt of Fresno, Calif., Bert of Oregon, Jim of Broken Bow, and sisters Mrs. Ed (Ethel) Garrison of Springfield, Ore., Mrs. Earl (Mary) Hanna of Sterling, Colo., and Mrs. Hugo (Rose) Homberg of Fremont. Ludvigsen Mortuary was in charge of arrangements."


Source: Date of death 3/30/1928. From Fremont newspaper:

Ginn W. Graham Funeral to be Held on Monday

The funeral of Ginn W. Graham will be held at the J.r. Bader-Hartman funeral home Monday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. P.E. Pfoutz will have charge.

Mr. Graham was a native of Union Mills, IA, where he was born March 22, 1858. He came to Fremont in 1913 and had since made his home here, Mrs. Graham passing away a year ago.

Those surviving are four sons, P.Y., Home I., and Archie G., in California; Charles in Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Scott, Fremont, and Mrs. H.C. Kissell, Lincoln, and one brother, Morton of Iowa.

Submitted by: Annette Crafton. Mr. Graham was married to my great-great aunt, Mary Alice Graham.


Fremont Guide and Tribune
April 30, 1918

 Resident of County for Over Half Century Called

Mrs. Maren Hansen, widow of the late Rasmus Hansen, one of the pioneer Dodge county settlers, died at the Hansen home eight miles northwest of Fremont last evening at the age of 78.  Mrs. Hansen was a native of Denmark, but came to America in 1856 with her parents.  She came to Fremont on the first work train that entered this place.  The year following she was married to Mr. Hansen.  They homesteaded on the farm where the Harms school now stands.  Mr. Hansen died ten years ago.  With the exception of a short period when they were in Oregon, Mrs. Hansen has made her home in Dodge county since coming here in 1846.  For over 35 years she had resided on the farm where she died.
The close surviving relatives are: Rasmus, Anna, and Andrew HANSEN, Dodge County; H. J. Hansen, Witten, S.  D.; Mrs. Julia Burtz, Witten, S. D.; Mrs. J. C. Nelsen of Fremont is a sister.
The funeral will be held at the residence at 1 p. m. and at the Danish Lutheran church northwest of Fremont at 1:30 p. m. Thursday.  The Rev. M. T. Jensen will officiate.  Burial will be at Ridge cemetery.

Submitted by:  Marilyn J. Estrada--Phoenix, Az


Fremont Guide and Tribune
January 9, 1908

Early Settler Succumbed This Morning at Home Near Leavitt

Rasmus Hansen, an early settler of the county, died about 8 o'clock this morning at his home near Leavitt.
The funeral will be held Saturday, services being conducted at 1 p. m. at the residence and at 2 at the Danish church in Maple township. Mr. Hansen came to Dodge county in 1865, settling on a homestead.  He was born in Denmark sixty-seven years ago, spent the younger days of his manhood there and came to American in 1860.  He was well  and favorably known in his neighborhood, and in Danish organizations.  He is survived by his wife and five grown children.

Submitted by:  Marilyn J. Estrada--Phoenix, Az

Christian F. HERRE
source: Fremont Herold Sep 23, 1910 p.8 c.1

Christian F. Herre, one of the old-time residents of Fremont, died on Sunday evening last at 9 o'clock, his death coming on suddenly. He had been a sufferer from consufption of the lungs for years. Mr. Herre was a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, having been born July 25, 1838. He came to America when 18 years old, and married and resided for a time at Hackensack, N.J. In 1876 he came to Fremont , engaging in the tailoring business, in which he was occupied until ten or eleven years ago, when he retired from the trade.

Mr. Herre was a member of the Royal Arcanum society and the Masonic order, and held membership in the Fremont Fire Department from almost the day of his coming to the city. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, the Masons having charge of the obsequies. There are six daughters and two sons left to mourn the demise of an esteemed and devoted father; Mrs. J. T. Hairhouse, of Fremont; Mrs. J. J. Cloos, of Lincoln; Mrs. A. H. Sanders, of Seattle; Mrs. Marion James, of Fremont; Mrs. Hjalmar Steen, of Sioux City; Mrs. Edward Uehling, of Uehling; Charles H. Herre and Robert M. Herre of Fremont.

submitted by: Russ Herre

E. P. Howery

The text that follows is the obituary of my great grandfather, who died in
Fremont on 27 November 1922. Particularly gruesome reading.

E. P. Howery Victim of Terrible Death While at His Work

Clothes Catch in Flywheel of Running Motor on Tractor

Elmer P. Howery, 41, 150 West Washington street, was killed at 9:30 this morning when his clothes caught in the flywheel of a small tractor in the rear of the Hardenbrook grocery, at the corner of Fourth and L streets. His brother, Howard, sitting on the seat of the machine, not three feet from the victim, witnessed the terrible accident.

The two brothers had been sawing wood at the store for Roy Hardenbrook. At the time of the accident they had finished the work and were starting to pull the outfit away. He was pulled by the tractor, which was owned by the victim and another brother, A. F. Howery, 420 West Jackson street.

Oiling Machinery

Elmer Howery was oiling the machinery preparatory to moving. He was working on the right side, reaching over a spinning flywheel to squirt oil on a bearing directly back of it. The motor was running. As he was pouring the oil, a part of his clothing caught on the hub of the flywheel. "The whirling machinery lifted him from his feet and started to swing him around. Directly
in the rear of the flywheel was the big driver, standing about five feet high from the ground. It is believe that, as the relentless machinery hurled him around, his head struck the iron drive wheel, instantly crushing out his life.

It is doubtful if the injured man knew what had happened. It all took place in the space of a few seconds, and it was but a moment from the time his clothes caught in the whirling machinery until he was killed. His brother, the only eye witness, and those within hearing distance, said that he uttered no sound, everything happening with such speed that the doomed man
met his death before he had time to realize his danger.

Stops Motor

When he saw his brother hurled around on the flywheel, Howard stopped the motor. As the wheels came to a halt the lifeless body of the man fell to the ground, horribly cut and emaciated by the force with which he had been swung around the wheel. "Howard immediately climbed from the seat of the tractor and called for help. Several people who were nearby ran to the scene but before any arrived it could be seen that all signs of life had fled from the fatal blow.

Bader's ambulance was called and the body was taken to the undertaking parlors. Medical attention was not necessary, as it was impossible that any life could be left in the body after being so terribly tossed around on the moving wheel. Portions of the sheepskin coat and overalls which he wore were still wrapped around the hub, mute evidence of the cause of the sudden fatality.

The sad fate which decreed the sudden death of Elmer P. Howery robbed a family consisting of a husband and father. The family had moved to this city last April from Humphrey and Mr. Howery had been providing maintenance for them by running the sawmill with his brother during the past few weeks.

He was born in Saunders county on March 24, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Howery. His father passed away in 1918. The Howery family has lived in this vicinity for many years and is well known, and during its residence in Fremont has gained many friends.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Margaret, 15; Dudley, 11; Kenneth, 6; William [Wilma], 4; and Lawrence, 2, his mother, Mrs. Charles H. Howery, five brothers, three of whom, Howard, A. F. and Jay live in Fremont, and two sisters.

Funeral announcements will be made later.

submitted by: Justin Howery

           Obituary - Oliver O. Larson

             Source:  The Hooper Sentinel  December, 29, 1927
       Swaburg Community saddened by Death of O. Larson

     The Swaburg community was shocked and greatly saddened on Christmas morning upon learning of the sudden death of one of its most prominent and much esteemed citizens, Oliver O. Larson.  Mr. Larson, who was apparently in his usual good health, had made a trip to Uehling, Saturday, to spend the evening. At eleven o'clock, he began to make preparations to return home when he was suddenly stricken with a heart attack, which was so severe that it was impossible to take him to his home, so he was removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. A. J. W. Koehler. He regained consciousness and was able to converse with the attending physician and with those about him, but later suffered a second attack and the final summons came at 5:50
o'clock, just at the dawning of Christmas day.  Oliver O. Larson, the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Larson, was born on the homestead one-half mile south of Uehling, on July 27, 1867, and passed away at Uehling on December 25, 1927, at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was baptized in the home of his parents by a Mission pastor and in his youth taught a class in Sunday School for several years. He attended the Fremont Norman College and was one of Swaburg's pioneer school masters.
    On March 20, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Stover, at West Point, and they established their first
home in Cuming Township in Burt County, later moving to Swaburg which has since been the family home.  The deceased, who was a man of keen intellect, was one of Swaburg's most public-spirited citizens, being interested in all movements pertaining to the welfare of the community. He was possessed of a jovial and congenial personality and was a good friend and neighbor, one who will be greatly missed in Swaburg's circle of citizenry. Mr. Larson took an active part in politics and was widely known throughout Dodge county, having been a candidate for assessor several years ago, when he polled a large vote of confidence from his friends. For the past several years he had been the very efficient assessor for Logan township, which
office he held at the time of his demise. When a resident of Burt county in the early days, he held a similar office there. He was a man of integrity, and always earned the special commendation of his superior officers in the work. He was also much interested in school affairs, and for many years served as the able director of the Swaburg school district.
     There remain to mourn his passing, the wife and seven children, Gertrude (Mrs. D. E. Conklin) of Craig; Walter, of Uehling; Louella (Mrs. Harry Wagner) of Hooper; and John, Lillian, Blanche and Elmer, of Swaburg. Surviving him also are two grandsons and four brothers, Daniel of Fremont; Andrew, of Hooper; Harvey, of Swaburg; and Ed. of Chicago; and four
sisters, Mrs. W. H. Realph, of Swaburg; Mrs. A. J. W. Koehler, of Uehling; Mrs. Carl Kammerer of North Bend; Mrs. Bert
Woodruff, of Julesburg, Colorado.
     The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with a short service at the late home, followed by the formal service at the
Elim Lutheran church, interment being made in the family lot in the church cemetery. The passing of this respected citizen is made double sad, coming at the Christmas season, his death occurring also on the birthday anniversary of the daughter Blanche.  With his taking away, the first link in the family chain has been broken, and the entire community is joined in extending sincerest sympathy to the sorrowing ones.

Oliver Larson obituary from the Hooper, NE Sentinel, Dec. 29, 1927
submitted by Harry H. Wagner

George C. Page

     George C. Page, died age 99 years, Tuesday night at Carpenteria.  He was born in Fremont, NE.  Was given a piece of citrus by a teacher when 12 years old & decided to visit California, hitchhiked out when 16 years.  Sent package of fruit to his Mother the following Christmas.   Started Mission Pak in 1917.  Designed his own packaging and advertising.  Predeceased by wife and two children that died as infants.  - determined to use his money to help children.  Has been benefactor to Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Pepperdine University, as well as providing the George C. Page Stadium at Loyola Marymount University and funding programs at USC School of Fine Arts.

He built the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries in Hancock Park - because he felt that too few specimans from the tar pits were displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History in Exposition Park.  Not only funded the building, but then the displays and the grounds (lived in trailer home on the premises to supervise the job).

     Mr. Page was survived by one son and two grandsons.

Personal note - Page Museum is adjacent to the tar pits where mammoths, saber-toothed cats, etc are found.  It features a huge work area surrounded in glass where visitors can view the experts at work cleaning & mounting specimans.  It is extremely popular place with school children!
Submitted by : T&C

Los Angeles Times, page B13 on Thursday 30 Nov 2000.

Barbara Uehling Raasch

The Hooper Sentinel
March 15, 1923


     Following a brief illness from ailments incidental to old age, Mrs. John Raasch, one of the pioneer residents of this
place, departed this life Tuesday evening, March 6, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Paulsen, of near Bancroft, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 23 days.  The remains were brought overland Friday afternoon to the St.  John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, northwest of Hooper, where at two o'clock funeral services were held, with the pastor, Rev. H. C. Jul. Frese, having them in charge. They were largely attended and many followed the remains to their last resting place in the church's cemetery.
     As Barbara Uehling, deceased was born in Saxony, Germany, March 13, 1839. When still a young girl, she came to America with her parents, locating at Watertown, Wis., which was the first home of many of the first settlers of this community. There in 1857 she was united in marriage to John Raasch, who preceded her in death two years ago, and there she made her home until 1865, when the westward trip to the new home in Nebraska was made. The family took up a homestead north of our present city. This place, which is now farmed by B. H. Monnich, remained her home until
1902, when she and her husband removed to Hooper to occupy the home they had erected in the southeast part of town and spend the sunset days of their life in retirement and ease. A year ago last January she went up to Bancroft to make her home with her daughter.
     The passing of this beloved woman is once more a reminder that the sturdy pioneers who helped to make this land one of
plenty are fast answering the final summons and passing to the Great Beyond. She was a woman who through the trials of
pioneering bore her lot with much fortitude and her ever-ready willingness to lend a helping hand in those days to neighbors in need caused her to become well beloved by all; and so her demise is mourned by many. She was a Christian woman, a woman dutiful to her home ties and devoted to relatives, friends and neighbors.
    She was the mother of four daughters and seven sons, two of the former and four of the latter surviving. They are Mrs.  H. G. Paulsen of Bancroft, Mrs. Wm. Hoefner of West Point, Casper of Prairie Home, Gottlieb of Denver, Emil of Omaha, and Henry of Ashland. She is also survived by two sister, Mrs. August Wagner and Mrs. John F. Meyer of Hooper, as well as over forty grandchildren and over forty great-grandchildren.
      The out-of-town relatives who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Paulsen and son, Harry, of Bancroft; Mrs.  Wm. Hoefner and Martin Hoefner of West Point, Casper Raasch of Prairie Home, Mrs. John Raasch, Jr., Mrs. Chas. Toelle and Mrs. Harry Nellor of Beemer, A. E. Hartung of Wisner, and Harry Hartung and Arthur Hoefner of Omaha. Owing to illness, her sons Gottlieb, Emil and Henry, could not come for the funeral

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

           Henry Schwab. Sr.
                     Hooper, Nebraska Sentinel
                        December, 18, 1902

                      HENRY SCHWAB, SR. DEAD
           A resident of Dodge County for over 41 years

     Henry Schwab, Sr. died at the home of his son, Jacob, last Sunday evening, about 11 o'clock.  The immediate cause of his
demise was trouble incident to his old age, he being 93 years and six months old.
     Deceased was born in Rhenish(1) Bavaria June 14, 1809.  He was married to Katherine Vight(2) and to them were born seven children, four of whom, Jacob, Adam, and Henry Schwab and Mrs. Theodore Uehling are still living and were with him at the time of his death.
     In 1855 Mr. Schwab, with his family emigrated to the United States settling first in Dodge County, Wisconsin, removing in 1861 to Dodge County, Nebraska, making the trip by ox team.  When he first came here, he took a homestead and like many of the early settlers saw all the trials and suffering of pioneer life, but his faith in the country was not shaken and long before he died he had the satisfaction of knowing that his judgement was correct.  Owing to failing health, he has not for a number of years taken any active interest in business matters and since the death of his wife about 7 years ago, he has made his home with his son, Jacob.
     Mr. Schwab was a man of sterling character, upright and the soul of honor and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.  Funeral services were held at the German Lutheran Church last Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. E. Walter officiating.  The interment was in Logan Cemetery.

(1) According to the IGI, he was born in Rieschweiler, Germany.    Rieschweiler is now in Rheinland-Pfalz.
2) Maria Catharina Veith

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

Andrew J. Siders

Fremont Times, February 24, 1925
"Siders Funeral at North Bend -- Pioneer Resident Called By Death"

Funeral services for the late Andrew J. Siders, North Bend pioneer, were held from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Zinnecker officiating.  Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.
 Mr. Siders was born in Logan county, Ohio, October 22, 1846.  At the age of five his parents moved to Illinois, and there, at the age of twenty-one he was united in marriage to Mattie J. Burnett.  Fifty years ago they came to Nebraska, living in Fremont nine years and afterward moving to North Bend, where they have resided since.
 Mr Siders retired from active life about four years ago and had been in failing health since.  His death occurred Sunday morning at eight o'clock.  Surviving are his wife;  two sons;  Willard J. of Sidney and Frank of Gurley: fourteen grandchildren; two sisters and one brother."
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 C.W. Siders


 C.W. Siders died at his home on North Bell street Tuesday morning.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, had resided here for nearly twenty-five years and was in failing health for the past six months.  Three sons and a daughter survive him, these being W.R. Siders, of Pocatello, Ida;  J.W. and Ralph of Fremont, and Miss Myrtle Siders, of Little Rock, Ark.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Sisson officiating, with the aid of a detail from McPherson post, G.A.R.

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Mattie J. Siders

Fremont Tribune, Tuesday, August 5, 1930   Obituary
"Mattie J. Siders Called Monday at North Bend Home -- Widow of Andrew Siders Long Victim of Illness"

North Bend, Aug.5 -- Mrs Mattie J. Siders, widow of Andrew J. Siders, died shortly after noon Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert McGahey, in this city.  She had been in bad health for a number of years and had been practically in a helpless condition for the last eight months.
   Mrs Siders was born June 25, 1849, in Knoxville, IA., and was married to Andrew Siders when she was 20 years of age.  They made their first home in Fremont, and in 1883 moved to North Bend where the family home has since been located.
 The husband died about five years ago, and three children also have preceded the mother in death.  The children surviving are Mrs. McGahey of North Bend, Willard Siders of Sidney and a foster-son Frank Morey of Gurley.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McGahey home, with Rev. Charles Wilson, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery."
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Ralph E. Siders


 Ralph E. Siders died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Siders, 348 North Platte avenue, yesterday afternoon following an illness of a week from pneumonia.  Mr. Siders' condition had been serious for several days.  He was 20 years of age.
 Born in the same home where he died he grew up in Fremont and attended the public schools.  He had attained an adeptness of repairing musical instruments, especially violins, for which he had a especial liking.  He followed the business of draying.
 Surviving are his mother, two brothers and one sister.  The funeral will be at the family residence Saturday at 3 p.m.  Interment will be at Ridge cemetery.
 courtesy C. Mares                                                                                       submitted by

Viola E. Siders


 Died--At the residence of Daniel Jones, Webster precinct, Viola E. Siders, aged 23 years, 10 months, 21 days, on Feb. 11th, 1884.  She was a young woman of a kind disposition and loved by all who knew her.  She had been afflicted for sometime, but not thought to be serious.  She returned to bed on Sunday last, as usual, but when the morning dawned, she was lying unconscious, from which she never recovered, but in a few hours her spirit had gone to its rest.
  Funeral services were held at the home of her mother.  Sermon preached from 1 Cor., 15:22, by Elder J.F. Mintun.
Sleep on, dear one, and take thy rest,   From sorrow thou art free: Our loss is great but we submit,   As it is gain to thee.

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Elizabeth Keller Uehling

(Mrs. Oswald Uehling)

Hooper Sentinel
Thursday, Dec. 17, 1896

     Once more the death knoll has sounded in our mist.  Once more we are reminded that the earthly tabernacle is a thing of time
and that sooner or later each in turn must join the innumerable caravan that has gone before.  "Flowers fall as well as oaks".
Youth in its buoyancy, manhood in it's prime, old age with its hoary locks is brought to the common level of the sepulcher.
     Elizabeth Keller was born Oct. 10, 1838, in the village of Schnet, Saxony Meinige, Germany, and died at Hooper, Nebraska, Dec.
15, 1896, of cancer of the liver and stomach.  In 1852 she emigrated, with her parents, one sister and two
brothers, to the United States.  The family settled first at Watertown, Wisconsin.  In the year 1859 she was married to Oswald
Uehling, and in 1864, came to Dodge county, Nebraska.  In common with the pioneers of those days, she with her husband and little
family, located on a homestead about 5 miles northeast of Hooper and this was her home until 1891, when she removed to Hooper.  Mrs. Uehling was the mother of twelve children, four boys and eight girls.  The oldest, a boy, died in 1865. at the age of 3 years.
The living are Mrs. Christena Bayer, of Pender, Mrs. Elizabeth Bott of Manning, Utah, Mrs. Lizzie Heller, Mrs. Barbara Monnich, Mrs. Lottie Fritz, John M., Conrad H., Martha, Susie, Rena, and Josie Uehling, all residing in or near Hooper.
     For several weeks immediately preceding her death, her sufferings were very severe but she was at all times cheerful and
resigned.  As a wife she was a model: loving, kind and ever thoughtful while the children feel and realize that they have lost that most
precious of good gifts, a patient, loving mother. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn for her, a sister, Mrs. Burger, of Watertown, Wis. and two brothers, August and Wm. Keller, of Hooper.
     The funeral services will be held from the German Lutheran church in Hooper tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock and will
be conducted by Rev. Grauenhorst.  The interment will be in the cemetery here.  The sorely bereaved family will have the sympathy
of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

 Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

J. Martin Uehling

The Hooper Sentinel
 April 10, 1919

 J. Martin Uehling Called

     The death of J. Martin Uehling, one of the well known pioneers of this vicinity, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Erb, near Atkinson, Apr. 7, 1919, at 4 a.m. Mr. Uehling had been in failing health for several years, and at the time of his death had reached the ripe old age of 71 years, his death being due to complications resulting from his age.
     Deceased was born at Gumpelstadt, Saxon, Germany, Dec. 18, 1847, coming to America with his parents at the age of five years. In 1864 he came to Nebraska, and was here united in marriage to Miss Catherine Kruger, who passed away in 1904. He was the father of nine children, three sons, William, Henry and Louis, preceding him in death. The living children are four daughters and two sons; Mesdames J. J. Fletcher, Minneapolis; John Erb, Atkinson; Henry Munderloh, Bloomfield, and A. W. Hartung, Hooper; Richard of Fontanelle, and Edward of Hooper. He is also survived by twenty-four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, also by three sisters, Mesdames August Wagner, John Raasch and John F. Meyer.
     Upon receipt of the news, E. M. Uehling left immediately for Atkinson, to bring home the body of his father. Funeral
services will be held this afternoon from the A. W. Hartung home at 1:30, and from Zions Lutheran church, of which deceased had been a member for many years at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. J. Schrader has charge of the services. Interment will be made in Hooper cemetery beside the resting place of his wife.
     As one of the early settlers of this country, Mr. Uehling endured all the hardships and privations common in pioneers,
but by frugality, economy and good management he gathered a goodly competence. He was a just man, a good citizens, and he
lived a life which commanded the respect of his fellow men. He bore his share in the making of this state, and merits a place
among its pioneers

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

Oswald Uehling

 The Hooper Sentinel
 July 30, 1914

Oswald Uehling Dead

     Oswald Uehling, a pioneer of this city, and vicinity for many years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Fritz of Hooper, Monday morning. Cause of death being a paralytic stroke. Mr. Fritz was with his father-in-law until 12:00 o'clock, Sunday night and when Mrs. Fritz went to her father at 7, Monday morning, she found him dead in his bed.
     Mr. Uehling was born at Saxon Meinige, Germany, July 12, 1835 and was 79 years old this month.  He came to America with his parents in 1852, first locating at Watertown, Wis., where he resided thirteen years.  He was married at that place to Miss Elizabeth Keller in 1862.  They with a number of other families came to Nebraska from Wisconsin by the ox team
route in 1864.
     He homesteaded on a farm near the Wolf school house north east of our city.  Later he purchased an other farm with the money received from the sale of the ox team that brought him here.  He conducted a blacksmith shop on his homestead in the early days.  He also had the first steam engine in this part of the country and used it for threshing and shelling.
     In 1870 Mr. Uehling and family moved into Hooper and he built the mill and conducted it until a few years ago when he exchanged it for a ranch in Cherry county.  He lived on the ranch until about a year ago when he suffered his first paralytic stroke when he gave over its management to his two sons, John and Joe.  He then came to Hooper and had since made his home with Mrs. Fritz.  He was sick all winter but was some better lately and was able to be up and around as late as last Saturday.  Sunday, however, he was confined to his bed.  He was also a sufferer from asthma for a good many years.
     Mrs. Uehling died Dec. 15, 1896.  Twelve children were born to them, ten of whom are living.  They are Mrs. Wm. Heller, Mrs. Albert Bott, of South Omaha, John M. and Joe, of Cherry county, C. H. Uehling, Mrs. Bernard Monnich, Mrs. Albert Fritz, Mrs. C. G. Fritz, Hooper, Mrs. Chester Forbes, Howells, Mrs. C. T. Miller, Woodlake.  He is also survived by four sister, and two brothers. They are Mrs. John Raasch, Mrs. August Wagner, Mrs. John Meyer of our city and Mrs. Ehrhard of Stewartville, Minn., John Uehling of Tustin, Calif., and Martin Uehling of Fremont.
     Funeral services will be held from the Albert Fritz home at 1 p. m. today and from the Lutheran church at 2 p. m., Rev. Schrader conducting the services.  Interment in the Hooper cemetery.   The relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

       The Hooper Sentinel
         February 15, 1912
   Mr. Theodore Uehling at Uehling Gone to His Final Reward.
                  Was a Pioneer of the County

     Tuesday morning February 13th, word came to Hooper that Mr. Theodore Uehling, who has been in poor health several years and was taken seriously ill a week ago last Monday, had passed away at his home in Uehling at 9:37 o'clock.
     All that loving hands, doctors and trained nurses could do, had been done, but the Divine Father had willed that he
should pass on to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returned.
     His demise was peaceful and quiet and as he called his loved ones to his bedside for a last farewell, it must have
been a wonderful consolation to him to know that his children had grown to manhood and womanhood and were all well to do and comfortably located in homes of their own, that his life had been one that they look back upon with pride and that on the
accumulation of this world's goods he had been successful to a large degree.
     Mr. Theodore Uehling was born in Saxe-Meininger, Germany, 1836. In 1847 at the age of eleven years he came to Dodge
county, Wisconsin. On January 2nd, 1860, he was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Schwab, who came to America in
1855 with her parents from Germany. It was in May 1860, that he and his young wife left Wisconsin traveling by ox team and
arrived in Omaha July 2nd of that year. They settled on Section 18, township 19, range 9, which in those days was a part of
Washington county but now belongs to Dodge county. He homesteaded the land when the homestead act was passed and
lived on the place sixteen years, where he built a log house and covered it with slough grass, which was used until 1870
when he built frame buildings. He acquired by purchase the old home place that joins Uehling on the east, where the family
resided until he built their modern home in the village of Uehling where they have since resided.
     In earlier days, Mr. Uehling was identified with the banking interests of Hooper, was a member of Hooper Lodge No.
72, A. F. & A. M., but after the town of Uehling was laid out on his farm land, he moved to that place and has been actively
identified with many of the larger interests of that town. At the time of his death he was president of the Uehling Townsite
Co., vice-president of the Uehling Hardware Co., and in earlier days has held positions of trust with the gift of the people in
the community in which he resided. He built the elevator at Uehling now owned by the Farmers Elevator Co., and the brick
block occupied by the State Bank and the Uehling Hardware Co.
    He had the honor of being a charter member of Oakland Lodge No. 91, A. F. & A. M. and it will be under the auspices
of that organization that the funeral services will be held at the home Friday at one o'clock.
     Besides his aged wife deceased leaves seven sons, two daughters and a large number of other relatives and friends.
The children are: Otto, living 6 miles northwest of Uehling, Henry, 2 miles east of that town, Ed., connected with the
Townsite Co. and cashier of the Uehling State Bank, Ludwig, lives on his farm adjoining the town, M. A., resides north of
Hooper; Fred is a member of the Uehling Hardware Co., Frank is on the old home farm; Mrs. Jess Golder, lives one mile east of Uehling and Mrs. Joel Preston, two miles north of Oakland. Theodore was drowned when about seven years of age.

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

Carl Ludwig August Wagner
The Hooper Sentinel
March 1, 1923

     When word was passed around Friday evening that August Wagner had been stricken with heart failure and passed away soon afterward, a sense of deep regret was heard on all sides.  His demise was sudden, as up to that time he had seemed to be enjoying his usual health and had partaken of a hearty evening meal.  He had risen from the table and had started for another room when he was stricken, with death coming a few moments later.   The death of this respected and well known man again brings us to the realization that the ranks of the real pioneers of this section is rapidly thinning.  In his sixty years' residence in this community, Mr. Wagner shared the vicissitudes, trials and hardships of the early settler and had seen this country grow from a land of unbroken wilds and prairies to one of plenty and prosperity.  In those early days he took a prominent part in the community's affairs and was a man always ready, and never failing, to do any task asked of him, and always unselfishly gave his aid to any friend in time of need.  He had a large acquaintance and among these he was always held in high esteem.
     Carl Ludwig August Wagner was born in Middleschefland(1), November 7, 1845, and died at Hooper, Nebr., February 23, 1923, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 16 days. He came to America in 1852, locating in Ohio and later removing to Wisconsin.  In 1863(2) he made the overland trip to Nebraska and located on a farm near Logan Creek, northeast of the present site of Hooper.  He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Uehling on October 9, 1868, and thus a union of over fifty-four years is broken through the death of the husband.  To this sacred union fifteen children were born, of whom twelve survive.  They are Henry, Edward, Gilbert, Mrs. Henry Mallette, Mrs. Ben Ott, Mrs. Herman
Janssen, Mrs. Alfred Stroh, and Mrs. Fred Dierking of Hooper, Mrs. John M. Uehling of Elizabeth, Nebr., Wm. Wagner of Neligh, Mrs. Isaac Mallette of Craig and Alfred Wagner of Ignacio, Colo.  A sister, Mrs. Joseph Stecher of Fremont, also survives him.  The funeral services were held at the Zion's Lutheran Church at 1:30 Monday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. J. Schrader, preaching the words of comfort to the sorrowing family and the large gathering of friends who had come to thus pay their last respects to a friend and neighbor.  Interment was made in the Hooper cemetery(3).   The pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased, Harry Wagner, Edward, Harold, Lester and Sherman Mallette and Fred Ott, Jr.  Out of town relatives here for funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wagner of Neligh, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mallette and family of Craig, Mr. and Mrs.
Jos. Stecher of Fremont and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Binger of Neligh, and Mrs. John Uehling of Elizabeth.

(1) Mittelschefflenz
       Gemeinde            Landkreis            Present Parish
    Mittelschefflenz        Mosbach             Oberschefflenz
(2) S/B 1861, according to an item by his sister Rosa Wagner Stecher in
    a "Historical Sketch of Logan Mills Community" in the Hooper,
    Nebraska Sentinel on October 2, 1930 for the dedication of the
    Logan Monument.
(3) Interment is at Logan Cemetery, Hooper, Nebraska.

Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

George Wagner
The Hooper Sentinel
November 1, 1900

     George Wagner was born in Germany, June 12, 1836, and died at his home near Hooper, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1900 of cancer of the stomach.
     The news of Mr. Wagner's death was a painful surprise to his friends, many of whom were not aware of his sickness, which only lasted about a week.
     George Wagner came to the United States with his parents when but 15 years of age.  The family first settled near Cleveland, Ohio, removing from there to Wisconsin.  In 1861 Mr. Wagner came to Nebraska and filed on a piece of government land and which is now a part of his old homestead.  In 1862 he enlisted in Co. A 2nd Nebraska Cavalry and with his regiment was sent northwest to guard the frontier settlements against the Indians.  After eleven months
service the regiment was mustered out of service and he returned to his Dodge County farm.  As one of the pioneer settlers he experienced the vicissitudes and privations of the early days of
the country, but his confidence in the state of his adoption never failed.
     In 1864 he was married to Miss Rosa Uehling.  To them were born nine children, eight of whom are now living.  They are Edmund and John, of Oklahoma City, Rosa, now Mrs. John Pueppka, of Sommeville, Albert, Louis, George, Frank and Charles.
     In his family Mr. Wagner was a kind husband and an indulgent father, while as a friend and neighbor the was ever loyal and accommodating.  He was a member of the Logan German Lutheran church, and the funeral services will be conducted from that church at 1 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Walter officiating.
     The interment will be in the cemetery near the church.

                   Submitted by Harry H. Wagner

Richard N. Wagner

October 1984

"Richard N. Wagner, 59, of 130 S. M St., died Saturday morning at the Memorial Hospital of Dodge County Annex of cancer. He was born June 19, 1924, in Fremont and was a lifetime resident of the community. Mr. Wagner belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He is survived by two brothers, Jack and Klare, both of Fremont. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church. The Rev. Jerome Dillon will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is in progress. A rosary will be said at 7 tonight at the funeral home."

Black Hills Weekly Journal  24 April  1908:
Mrs. J. L. Weaver
"Deadwood, Friday morning April 17, 1908.  Mrs. J. L. Weaver died of complications of diseases.  All winter she has been ill and gradually breaking down.  Every effort to cheer and comfort her has been to no avail.  She knew the time was near for her to leave her earthly race and go to her final home.  Mrs. Weaver leaves a large family, children and a number of grandchildren who mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and grandmother.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.E. Church.  Rev. Chamberlain spoke words of comfort to the bereaved family and the poor patient mother's remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Hill City cemetery.  A sister, Mrs. Castile, of Colorado and many other relatives and friends of the deceased were in attendance at the funeral."

Lucratia Cramer was born in Illinois, raised in Washington and Dodge County Nebraska, the daughter of John Kuhn Cramer and his wife Frances, of Fremont, Nebraska.  She married John L Weaver in Dodge County, August 12, 1879.  They
lived in Fremont and had several children while living there.  Their children, Lealand, Alpha, Ruie, Lottie, Myrtie and John were born in Nebraska.  After moving to Hill City, South Dakota, they had Arthur, Lloyd and Bernie.

Submitted by: Karon R. Mazie

Obituary - Mrs. Christiana Weigle
 The Hooper Sentinel
 March 29, 1900

     Mrs. Christiana Weigle was Born in Wittenberg(1), Germany, August 3, 1824, and died at the residence of her son Gustave, near Hooper, on Tuesday, March 27, 1900, the immediate cause of her death being dropsy. Mrs. Weigle came to the United States in 1855, and settled first near Buffalo, N. Y., removing to Illinois in 1856, and to Nebraska in 1857. In 1858 with her family she came to Dodge County, and settled on a homestead and died at the same place although not in the same house.  During the early years of her Nebraska life she saw many hardships, and at times suffered from enforced privations, but a strong constitution enabled her to endure it with great fortitude.
     About seven years ago she was attacked with a dropsical affection but with good care practically recovered, but the effects of this severe illness were never entirely eradicated from her system.  Mrs. Weigle's death will recall to many of the pioneers incedents in the early settlement of the county.  Many times was she called on to go long distances to nurse the sick, and was always found willing and happy in the knowledge that she could help to relieve distress.  In her home life she was devoted to her children and husband, kind and affectionate, ever looking after their comfort and wellfare. She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive her. They are Mesdames Jacob, Adam and Henry Schwab, Gotfred, John, Gustave and Mary Weigle.
     In religion she was a German Lutheran and the funeral services were held from the residence to the Logan German Lutheran Church, Rev. Grauenhorst being the officiating minister.  The interment was in the Logan Cemetery by the side of her husband, who died in 1893.

(1) She was born at Bittenfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.  In the 1860 and 1870 U.S. census she lists her birthplace as
    Württemberg.  Wittenberg is a city southwest of Berlin.  Württemberg, a state, is now combined with Baden to form the
    state Baden-Württemberg.

Submitted by - Harry H. Wagner

Hope Woodward

b. April 12, 1912 - Fremont, NE
Parents: George Harrison and Ruth (Hanks) Woodward
d. Feb. 3, 2002 - Port Angeles, WA

Grew up in Omaha.  Was with Women'a Army Corps during WW II
1973: Retired from Lamp Div. of G.E., Denver, CO.
1974: Moved to Sequim, WA.  Was active in volunteer work.

Preceeded in death by brother Max V. Woodward & one nephew.
Survived by nephews in Indiana and California (and their families).
Services: Sunday, Feb 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sequim Valley Chapel, 108 W. Alder St. is in charge of arrangements.

Obit extract from The Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA
Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2001.

Submitted by - Carole Miller

26 Sep 1960 Fremont Tribune (Dodge County, NE)

Leona Young, 75, Dies at Hospital. Services will be Wednesday at Superior for Mrs. Leona M. Young, 75 1450 N. Clarkson Ave., who died Saturday evening at a local hospital. Mrs. Young was born Jan. 1, 1885 at DeWitt, Nebr., lived at Superior and for the past 18 years in Fremont.  She had been in failing health for the past two years.

On Feb. 23, 1906, she was married to Moses S. Young at Nelson.  Mr. Young died Sept. 22, 1939 at Superior.  The body will lie in state at Lawson Funeral Chapel until noon Tuesday when it will be taken to the Megrue Funeral Home at Superior.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Superior.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Reva Diekman of Loveland, Colo., Mrs. Arthur L. (Ila) Kerns, Mrs. Carl H. (Clara) Diekman, Mrs. William J. (Mary) Dvorak, all of Fremont, Mrs. R. C. (Gladys) Major, Moses Lake,

Wash., Mrs. Blane W. (Wilma) Lemmons, Blair; four sons, Leonard M., Clifford T., both of Superior; Louis S. of Stillwater, Okla., and Clarence L., Cheyenne; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Blackstone, Superior, and Mrs. Caroline Larson, New Plymouth, Idaho; two brothers, Charles Chesney of Hayward, Calif., Prather Chesney of Parma, Idaho; 29
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Lawson Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Submitted by: Marsha O. Young

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