January 2001
8 January 2001  7:00 p.m.
Mares Meeting Room-1722 E 19
Fremont Nebraska

 Presented by Jeff Kappeler

 BROWSE NITE:  22 January 2001
 7:00 p.m. 

    Welcome to Joan Donaldson      F-46
           31901 Kings Park Court
           Westlake Village CA  91361-4117

 The month of December has been a cold one, and I find that some of our members have been recuperating from illness or surgery.

We extend get well wishes to Lavilda Passick who underwent shoulder surgery early in December.  

While Annette Laber is not a member of our society, she was visiting her sister, Claire Mares, and suffered a mild heart attack and ended up at Immanuel Hospital and now has a “Balloon Heart” and spent some time with Claire before returning to Colorado. Many of our members are acquainted with her. 

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Winifred Warner, who passed away Dec 4, 2000 at Beaver City NE.  Wini has been a member for a number of years.


Myron H Pangborn to Mrs Anna B Phillips on Jan 01
Reubin Morgan to Georgiana Brennan on Jan 01
Oscar A Pearson to Amy M Head on Jan 01
George Zeis to Adelia Edler on Jan 07
Edward J Reveillac to Mary Pscherer on Jan 09
Chris Larsen to Beatrice Andersen on Jan 09
George Tabler to Mrs Samantha Porter on Jan 09
Thomas E Langdon to Kate Brogan on Jan 15
John H Windhusen to Alma W Stieper on Jan 16
Charles G Mitchell to Rebecca B Moyer on Jan 16
Alex Loos to Kate Kildhan on Jan 20
Lewis Smith to Clara Oliver on Jan 24
Arthur Thain to Mrs Mary Schroeder on Jan 26



Conviction Now That System Was a Fad and Efforts Made to Eliminate it.

Superintendent Waterhouse of the city schools is making a collection of specimen pages of hand-writing from every pupil in the public schools below the High School for the purpose of determining what progress is being made in eliminating from the schools the vertical system of writing which has prevailed in a more or less modified form for several years.  At the beginning of the present school year a natural slant system was introduced.

The results at the end of less than four months are gratifying.  Since all of the pupils in the lower grades have never used the slant system in its entirety, the problem of changing is no small one.  The new system aims at securing a natural business hand and moderate speed which was unattainable under the fad of vertical writing which was so general few years ago.

All specimens will be placed on file.  At the close of the year similar collections of specimen penmanship will be made.  Superintendent Waterhouse contemplates some plan of recognition for those pupils who show the greatest improvement.

  Fremont Tribune  21 Dec 1908  5:3


Dating Old Photographs 1840 – 1929
     A Family Chronicle Publication.

A quote from the publication:

  “The presence of a tax stamp on the back of a photograph indicates that it was taken during the Civil War by a photographer on the Union side, and dates between 1 Aug 1864 and 1 Aug 1866.  If it is a one-cent stamp, it was taken after 1 Mar 1865.”

OLD PAPER CHRONICLES ANCIENT LOCAL HISTORY.  (This was located in the 16 & 30 Dec 1921 Fremont Herald.)

Doing a bit of house-cleaning at the Hauser Book store this week, Raymond Hauser discovered a very interesting document in the shape of bits of “ancient Old History.” The repetition of which will doubtless be appreciated by such citizens of Fremont as have lived here during the past 2 or 3 decades.
   From the nature of certain of the various items recorded the identity of the author of this chronology of early events in Fremont has been established as John Matthews, one-time resident of the place and elected 20 years ago as water commissioner here.  The first of this history of 20-30 years ago runs as follows:

A.D. 1893
“May 8 – Hairhouse store robbed of $700 worth of jewelry, by breaking in front window during daytime.
“May 23 – Mrs Frank Fowler’s hired girl tied to stove by robbers, and house robbed.
“June 3 – Charles Carleton shot and killed one Gotman, at the Carleton home; Carleton having married Gotman’s former wife.
“June 11 – W H  Haven’s team ran away with him in Iowa, daughter killed.
“July 15 – Herb Shivley drowned in Timberville lake, Ames.
“Nov 5 – E N Morse’s barn at residence on Military avenue, burned.

A.D. 1894-7
“Dec 28 – Weis store on Front street badly burned.
“May 12, 1895 – George Nehrbus funeral Sunday; burned in hotel at Montrose, Colo.

A.D. 1898
“Jun 29 – 
Company F started for Omaha, thence to Cuba, Wm McVicker captain. P H Cumings, 1st Lt, Thompson, 2nd Lt.
“Jul 5 – Mrs H Whitfield died.
“Jul 7 – William Bier died.
“Sep 21 – 
2nd  Lt Thompson of Co F died at Jacksonville FL of pelvic peritonitis.

A.D. 1899
Jan 20 – Chas Mallonee died.
Feb 4 – Mrs C Christensen, West Military avenue, died aged 84 years.
Jun 13 – Cyclone at Herman, Nebraska, killing several.
Aug 8 – Sam Pope shot by Jerome, 8 a.m.; shot five times, recovered.  Seven inches of rain fell.
Oct 6 – William Atwood’s house set on fire.

A.D. 1900

Jun 3 – East school damaged by fire.
Jul 31 – Jim Wilson and Kavich girl, with two horses killed, and boy badly hurt by eastbound train on UPRR at 7 p.m.
Aug 11 – M Weich’s hotel and Lollich’s feed store on Broad street burned down and the Brooks hotel badly damaged. 


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