September 2006

New on the Bookshelf

Hilgenkamp Family-2005  by Ila Jean Laaker and Katherine C Kiekow. What a lovely family book this is, Love the way you divided the families.

 1918 - Dodge County's New Courthouse & Jail-Fremont, Nebraska.  This is a small booklet on the dedication ceremonies.  Nice addition to have on file.  This was the second courthouse.

President Jeff Kappeler presented Claire with 10 albums of obituaries which are housed at the May Museum.  They are being copied off, cut, glued, indexed and placed on 3 x 5 cards, so that they can be used by our members.  Dates vary and may not be complete but are from 1918 to end of 1950.   Thanks, Jeff, just what Claire needed to keep her busy!   We thank the Museum for the loan of the albums, it really will make a huge difference in our research for those in our society and persons writing for information.  They are 99% from the Fremont Tribune-however, some may be out-of-state.


 Gloria Jacoby-knee surgery

Nona Wiese - eye surgery

Ruby Coleman's husband - surgery

F-97  Rita Henry
6921 Cuming St
Omaha NE  68132

F-98  Sharon Brentlinger
P O Box 203
Allen NE  68710-0203

We welcome both of you to our Society.


One Hundred Years Ago
Book 11 - 1906
Dodge Co Marriages for September

James A Thorndike to Emma J Henneman 03 Sep
Frederick C Schultz to Dott M Neber(Neher) 03 Sep
Mathew James Ripp to Lizzie Hackstock 08 Sep
James Mathew Farrell to Alice May Boyle 12 Sep
Deloss S Day to Ora Belle McCreath 14 Sep
Samuel A W Buckingham to Almira Rockie 15 Sep
Thomas J Mundy to Etta Marie Cooper 16 Sep
George H Moyer to Minnie V Rupert 17 Sep
Arthur F Becker to Maybelle E Diehl 18 Sep
Gottlieb J Hoffman to Beanca Schwertzer 18 Sep
Harry A C Hotchkiss to Mamie F Day 22 Sep
Frederick Breitling to Ida A Ehmcke 22 Sep
Alfred Larson to Hannah Olsen 22 Sep
Henry Obleness to Flossie G Jones 24 Sep
William S Adams to Edith May Clark 26 Sep
Jesse T Beckelhymer to Jennie Johnson 26 Sep
Henry W Heitshusen to Emma M Hoegemeyer 27 Sep

The wedding

  Saturday noon, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr & Mrs Geo. H F Ehmcke, 1749 North C street, occurred the marriage of Miss Ida Emcke to Mrs Frederick Breitling.  The Rev W H Buss, of the Congregational church, performed the ceremony.  The couple was unattended.  The bride was prettily gowned in white organdie and carried bride's roses and maiden hair ferns.  Her traveling costume was a pretty creation in navy blue.  Miss Adele Hastorf was maid of honor.  A dinner was served after which the young couple left for the east on a honeymoon trip.  The bride was raised in Fremont, and has a very large circle of warm friends who will join in the best of congratulations upon this auspicious event which unites her life and destiny with that of a young man who also has resided in Fremont for many years and has shown by his life that he is one of the best of young men, and entirely worthy of the beautiful bride he has succeeded in winning.

  Fremont Daily Herald 23 Sep 1906  5:4,5

Item from a 1924 paper in one of the albums




  When leg of mutton sleeves, small waists and rustling bustles swayed to the sedate strains of mazurkas, schottisches, polkas and the gay, lilting favorite Strauss waltz, "The Blue Danube."  Platformed piano, violin, drums and horn play fringed by potted palms, Extra-polite males, demure, handkerchief-coquetting females, with long dresses, feather fans and bushels of bundled-up hair and curls.  Virginia reels, and a flash of ankles, bowing men with huge mustaches, sideburns, tight suits, high collars, stocks and ardent eyes. Curtsying ladies, most prim, corseted, swathed and sedate, when conservatory intermissions were called And "Miss Alexander, thank you for the pleasure of your company in that dance."...Ice cream and cake, programs, rented hacks and a friendly farewell "after the ball."


  A tuxedoed orchestra of gyrating acrobatic performers - with plunking banjo and a blah-aahing saxophone cacophony rendering "Blues" like a chicken yard in distress.  Glassy-haired, balloon-legged males tightly embracing scantily clothed females, and producing a shaky flesh-quivering, leg-jerking, house-rending contortion--the Charleston!  Bobbed-haired blondes, heads on sheikish shoulders with that "died-and-gone-to-heaven" look in their mascaraed orbs. Tag dance--more jazz shaking--colored lights and in the side lines, "Want some gin, honey?  Let's take a drive and lick up this licker."  Flowered garters, bare arms, revealing frocks, and a host of painted faces, grinning in the furious tune of the jazzing "On the Bam-Bam Bammy Shore." "Gimme this dance, kid, gotta have it, or I'll die...Where've you been all my life...Bye, sugar daddy."

     Item clipped from a 1924 Fremont newspaper.
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