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   APRIL  2003

14 APRIL 2003  7:00 P.M.


1722 E 19-Fremont NE



              Presented by Jeff Kappeler

Jeff has spent long hours getting this program fine tuned-will be a good one!

              BROWSE NITE:  28 Apr 2003  7 P.M.

The March program proved to be a very interesting one and only two did not have a bio of a relative.  We learned of ship wrecks on the sea while coming over to the U.S  How family traveled from one state to another to find better land and living conditions. A great grandmother who died and was buried at sea.  But what was so important was that we got everyone involved with their own stories passed down by ancestors.  We even had two members who were working on the same family name of Robert Davis, but were not related – but what can you expect with the name of a Robert Davis, or even a William Smith or Jones!  We will try this again and hope that more members will be involved.

 Our new officers were announced and they are listed in the Roots & Leaves which was mailed to everyone in March.  Lavilda Passick, our new President, will take over the gavel at the April meeting.

A Monthly Chuckle

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station.  As I gathered my equipment my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me.   “Is that a dog you got back there?” he asked.  “It sure is,” I replied.  Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van.  Finally he said, “WHAT’D HE DO?”

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F-71  Mrs Helen Spath
            1110 N Main St
              North Bend NE   68649

Noted in the Fremont Tribune 5 Apr 1872



Platteville Neb March 16, 1872.


  Company met pursuant to adjournment. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.

  A motion being made to receive names of persons desiring to become members, a number of persons were received as members of the company.

  An amendment to the constitution being offered, a discussion arose taking up considerable time.

  Question being called, the motion was lost.

  A motion on the subject of a company brand being tabled at a previous meeting, was taken up amended and passed each member being required to brand his horses.

  On motion a new order of business, and other amendments to the By-laws were offered. Motion carried, and the By-laws were amended so that regular meetings of the company will take place as follows: The second Saturday in January, and the second Saturday in every third month thereafter throughout the year.

  When a motion requiring all dues to be paid in by next meeting prevailed.  And on motion all money in the company’s hands, was ordered to be held in readiness for immediate use when called for by the company.

  Mr C D Stoner, of Wahoo, being present for the purpose of receiving encouragement in organizing a similar company; assistance was offered, but public action by the company was deferred until the next meeting.  On motion, adjourned, to meet the second Saturday evening in April, at 7 o’clock P.M. at the school house near the residence of Mr John H Staats.

                        J H Walkup, Secretary.


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Arthur MYERS to Jessie PRITCHARD 4 April
Herman HOFFMANN to Johanna DAHL 8 April
John P DUNKEL to Christine  WERBKA 15 April
Harry LANGEMEIER to Annie HASEBROOCK 16 AprilJoe ECKHOLT to Clara EMANUEL 21 April
Perry HARRIS to Bertha MERRYWEATHER 21 AprilClaus TIEDEMANN to Mattie TOWNSEND 22 April
Axel E NILSON to Emma C LOAF 25 April

Hooper Sentinel  26 Apr 1900

   It happened on a Kansas railroad.  A young married woman with a baby in her arms boarded the train and handed the conductor a five dollar bill to pay her fare.  Fumbling in his pockets for change he asked: “Is this your smallest?”  “Yes, sir,” she replied.  “I’ve only been married a year.”


He Persists in Going Down twice

After he finds the Well filled with Foul Gases.

  A man by name of Erasmus Johnson, a well known well digger, descended a well Tuesday, on the farm of Mr Robinson near Maple Creek, and after going down once and finding the air so foul he could hardly speak he made signs to be hoisted out, after being out a short time he was again lowered into the well and as he got to the bottom he again asked to be hoisted out.  This time he stayed out an hour or two and then said he was going down again.  The men remonstrated with him and persuaded him not to try the  experiment again, but  he persisted and they let him down.  When about ten feet from the bottom they heard him breathing loud and called to him, but received no answer; whereupon they started to haul him up again, but they had not got him far up when something caught and then they felt a jerk and heard him fall out.  They immediately ran for assistance and soon a number of neighbors were on the spot and on letting lights down they would be extinguished before they were ten feet down the well.  They then put in tar and paper and tried to drive out the foul air.  After doing what they could they then called for some one to go down and attach a rope to the sufferer, but all hesitated, but finally Mr Christian Anderson came up and boldly volunteered to go down and see if he could rescue the man.  After making the rope secure and fixing a rope around Mr Anderson’s waist and shoulders so he could not fall out, they proceeded to lower him down and every few minutes to speak so they might know if he could stand it.  After going down about forty feet it was with great difficulty that he could speak or breathe but he was determined to accomplish his end therefore went to the bottom, attached a rope to one of his feet, and by the time he reached the top of the well he was nearly exhausted.  They then drew up the body of the suffocated man and tried to resuscitate by rubbing him.   They immediately sent for Dr Crabbs, but he did not arrive in time to render any assistance.  Those present said when the body was first drawn up the pulse was light and the body was warm, and they thought had a physician been present life might have been saved.  This is a sad affair as the deceased leaves a large circle of friends and relatives.  The funeral took place yesterday.

              Fremont Tribune 26 Apr 1872  3:4




 We still have some members who have not paid their dues, and this will be your last letter.   The red Star will be on your mailing label.
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