October  2006

9 Oct 2006


1722 E 19-Fremont NE  7 p.m.


Merle A Rudebusch will present a program on the Civil War
 and ways to find your soldier who served during this War.


Browse nite 23 Oct 2006 p.m.

We had a nice turnout for Our September program, held at Midland Lutheran College.  Everyone enjoyed the information brought to us from Mike J Smith, the new Director & CEO of the Nebraska State Historical society.

 Be sure to bring any questions you have regarding finding the records of men serving in the Civil War.  I am sure that Merle can answer them, or point you to where they can be found.

 The scrapbook albums of obituaries   are almost complete.  At the time of this writing only one additional book has to be completed.  It has been enjoyable to find these new articles. I do believe they are longer than what you find in our latest newspapers.  To date there are three shoeboxes full. What is so nice about these albums, they were indexed!  Copies of the indexes were made and will be a part of the file boxes of obituaries.  It appears that the person making the albums kept those who died here in Fremont, for I do not find any out of town obituaries.  Now this is just a guess on my part, but surely someone out of town also passed away???

Correspondence from Pleasant Valley

  D A Boggs threshed some of the best wheat that has been raised in this section of the county this week, averaging 20 bushels to the acre.

  All day long until the sun is hid behind the hills and farmers

wear a smile that has not been seen for years as the fruit of their labor is measured, bushel after bushel.  It is a busy time now, some are building barns, some digging potatoes, which are a sorry crop, and some are fixing sheds to protect their cattle from the cold wintry blasts and for which we feel thankful as they are so much more thought of and better attended to than several years ago.

           from North Bend (NE) ARGUS  9 Oct 1890

Dodge County's Court House Formally Dedicated. 

Last Saturday afternoon a large crowd gathered at the new building to listen to the addresses and take part in the ceremonies.

 Hon. E F Gray delivered an eloquent address.  He gave a brief history of Dodge county, its early courts and settlements.  The farmers of the east had come and by their indomitable industry and perseverance had converted the wild prairies into productive farms and prosperous cities.

 He eulogized the enterprise of a county that had constructed so beautiful and magnificent a court house, and commended the county officers who had so faithfully performed their duties and fulfilled the trust reposed in them.  He gave a little history of architecture, and noted that of the most successful ages.


Spoke of American monuments and American institutions.  Eulogized American patriotism but characterized the monuments as the most enduring and suggestive of all our institutions.  In coming down to the court house he considered this beauty and magnificence of the building as an index to the enterprise, intelligence and thrift of the people.


His speech was a praiseworthy effort and was well received.


Attorney Vaughan moved that a vote of thanks be tendered Hon E F Gray for his able address which was carried, and the assembly dismissed.

                from North Bend (NE) ARGUS  9 Oct 1890 



The railroad section house had a narrow escape from fire the past week.  In fact the whole town seemed threatened by the destructive element.  The timely interference of the section gang prevented a serious conflagration.  The fire originated from the sparks of a passing engine.

Oct 8, 1890                      SCRIPTS. 

and  PURPLE CANE news

  The Presbyterians have located the site for their new church on the southwest corner of the Wilson farm, now owned by Ed Johnson sr, one mile east of Mr Johnson's  and on the North Bend road.


100 Years Ago Book 11- Oct 1906

George F Cromer to Emma Wapelhorst on 03 Oct
Richard Hooper to Agnes McConnell on 03 Oct
Charles E Doty to Iva E Powell on 06 Oct
Harley J Bending to Henretta M Ainsworth on 06 Oct
Earl R Talbert to Ida E Davis on 08 Oct
Willard Louis Butler to Mary Roads on 10 Oct
Henry E Wiler to Kate Rosenstock on 10 Oct
August G Kohls to Anna Ruchotzke on 11 Oct
James Purcell to Rose Krumenacker on 15 Oct
Anton Pischke to Elizabeth Levy on 16 Oct
Bernard Decker to Keoka Hagenbuck on 17 Oct
Debolt Welty to Lydia Roush on 17 Oct
Harry Simons to Goldie Predmestky on 21 Oct
James Tomasek to Mary Lichtenberg on 23 Oct
Joseph G Widhelm to Margaret V O'Donnell on 23 Oct
Lawrence Louis Fritton to Grace Van Horn on 24 Oct
Arthur Geo Christensen to Mary Roberta Hammond on 24 Oct
Elmer John Burke to Clara E Monsun on 31 Oct

Ignatz Anton Pischke and Elizabeth Levy, both of Fremont, were licensed yesterday to wed.

     from Fremont Daily Herald  16 Oct 1906  1:5


  At St Patrick's church on Tuesday, Elizabeth Levy and Anthony Pischke  of Fremont, both of whom recently moved here from Niobrara, were married.  Miss Levy was one of Niobrara's popular teachers.  Mr Pischke, who is employed at the Lee-Miller hardware store, is a gentlemanly young man.  A five course dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother, corner of Twenty-first and Park avenue.  Only close relatives were present.  Mr & Mrs Pischke will make their home in Fremont.

                Fremont Tribune 20 Oct 1906  5:4,5


Eight brand new American citizens were duly made and inducted into citizenship at last Saturday's session of the district court here, with Hon. Frederic W Button sitting as judge and a special federal examiner from the Department of Labor, St Louis, putting the questions to the applicants.

 One of the successful candidates, Hans Frandsen of this city, a native of Denmark, gave his age as seventy-one.  Three receiving naturalization were native born American women who had married foreign born residents prior to September 2, 1922.  Two applicants were denied citizenship - one on grounds of insufficient residence in this country and the other for having claimed exemption to military service during the World War.  A few cases were continued.

Those granted citizenship included the three American-born women, namely, Mrs Laura Wiebalck, Hooper; Mrs Anna Hein and Mrs Lydia Vasholz, Fremont; two Danes, Bernard Elmer of Snyder; and Hans Frandsen of Fremont; two Germans, William Henry Meyer and Claus Ott, Hooper; and one Greek, Antonio Kerageles, Fremont.

       from Fremont Herald  2 Oct 1924  8:3

Noted in the North Bend Eagle 6 Oct 1898  4:2

Schuyler was the scene of a conflagration Saturday night that resulted disastrously to numerous persons.  A livery barn was totally burned down, consuming twelve head of horses, a number of buggies, harness and general livery property.  Three of the horses and buggies were the property of Methodist ministers who were attending the conference.  The Palace hotel was also badly damaged.  The financial loss will run into many hundred of dollars with only partial insurance.  Whether the fire was started accidentally or was the work of an incendiary is knot known, but from past experience is more likely the work of incendiarism.  There will be a reckoning with the fire bugs in Schuyler some of these days that will be a severe and just one.

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