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Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Sunday, August 7, 1955; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

GUESTS IN the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Cooper were Mrs. Cooper's brothers. It was the first time the sic brothers and their sister had been together for 18 years.

The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mohn and family, Peoria, Ill.; the Rev. and Mrs. Norman Mohn and family, Mountain View, Ark.; Marvin Mohn, Oakland, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Mohn, Minneapolis, who also visited the Kenneth Mohn family and other relatives. The other brother is J. C. Mohn of Andover.

These and their families were present at a Mohn family reunion held at Sioux Historic Park at Ortonville, Minn. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Mohn, Niles, Calif., the only members of the original Mohn family living: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker, Wiemar, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Manford Anderson and son and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anderson and family of Odessa, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Anderson and family of Clinton, Minn.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Francis Brewer and family of Canby, Minn.; Mrs. Vernon Cohrs, Westbrook, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hagen and daughter, Lake City; Mrs. Bena Hagen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nelson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Atkinson, Clarence and John Hagen, Rolland Christianson and Duane Roehr, all of Britton.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Fowler and son and D. W. Hoen of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mohn and family and Mrs. Ole K. Mohn of Andover. Officers elected were John Hagen, president; Mr. Holsen, vice president; Mrs. Fowler, secretary, and Don Anderson, treasurer.

Jacob Zalendek
[Source: Reading Times (PA) Feb. 19, 1921] mkk
That it pays to advertise was again brought to light when the 20-year search of Jacob Zalendek, of Barry, Minn., for his two children ended after placing an advertisement in several newspapers. One of the children of Mr. Zalendek was located in Coatesville and the other near this city.

John Ross, a railroader, living on West Diamond street, Coatesville, is the son and the other child, a girl, who also formerly lived in Coatesville, but who some time ago, married a man named Burns, was found near Reading.
According to the story of Mr. Zalendek, he was living near Reading 20 years ago. He was of SLavish descent while his wife was a Polish woman. They disagreed and finally the wife deserted her husband, taking her two children with her. From that day, 20 years ago, Zalendek has been conducting his search for his children.

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