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August Borgmann
Source: Weekly Times Record (Valley City ND) April 13, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

August Borgmann was brought in from Dazey a few nights ago to the Riverside hospital, seriously ill, but is somewhat better. His mother arrived from Mayer, Minn., Wednesday night.

Mrs. John Donlin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, August 9, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. John Donlin, 1213 Sixteenth street, has gone to Watertown, Minn., to attend her mother's funeral.

Louis Ehlen
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) June 1, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

College Commencement Set For Friday, June 17th.

Commencement exercises at Dr. Martin Luther college will be held this year on Friday evening, June 17th. Diplomas are to be presented to five students who have completed the full course in the local institution, they being Louis Ehlen of Hamburg, Minn.; Theo. Kudert, Winona; Theo. Schultz, Wisconsin; Wm. Hellermann, Norfolk,, Neb.; and Miss Ida Sterling, New Ulm.

The closing exercises will be held in the chapel and Rev. J. Schaller is to deliver the graduating address. Louis Ehlen is to give the valedictory and Theo. Kudert, the salutatorian, will take the class motto as the subject for his oration. It is likely that Rev. C. J. Albrcht will be called upon for the benediction and this will be followed by a musical program under the direction of Prof. G. Burk.

The latter promises to be of more than usual interest. Several selections are to be given on the pipe organ and the college orchestra and quartette will also contribute.

Dr. George Eitel
Source: Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS) Feb. 7 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Dr. George Eitel, of Chanhassen, Minn., who has just taken a medical degree at Berlin university, has already had diplomas from the universities of Minnesota, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho and Montana. He probably holds the record in the medical profession. In Berlin he was bantered by the press, which hoped that before long he would be able to celebrate a silver jubilee on the passing of his twenty-fifth examination.

H. H. Fotenhauer
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, MI) Friday, December 19, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Paul, Dec. 18.-Rev. H. H. Fotenhauer of Hamburg, Minn., president of the Minnesota and Dakota synod of the German and Lutheran church was today chosen president of the Concordia college at Fort Wayne, Ind.

Clara Grund
Source: Daily Minnesota Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) Nov. 19, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The police were informed last evening that a young German girl 10 years of age had been missing since Thursday morning. It seems that the girl, whose name is Clara Grund, was brought from Dahlgreen, Carver County, on Tuesday, by Mrs. Towsky of 318 Eighth avenue northeast, and Wednesday morning went to the residence of E. S. Chase, No. 201 Sixth street southeast, to serve as nurse girl. On Thursday she was missed from the house and has not since been seen. It is supposed she started for Mrs. Towsky's and was lost or led astray on the way.

Arthur Hoese

- Source: The Warren Sheaf (MN) January 28, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Governor A. O. ELberhart has appointed Arthur Hoese, Mayer, Minn., vice president for Minnesota of the National Top Notch Farmers' club. This is an organization composed of farmers and farmers' boys who have raised 100 bushels or more of corn to the acre on plats of an acre or more. Mr. Hoese holds the record for Minnesota with 135.14 bushels and in his letter of appointment the governor congratulates him, saying that he will hold the vice presidency until someone surpasses his record.

- Source: Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN) September 30, 1915; transcribed by mkk
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 30.-Arthur Hoese of Mayer, Minn., has been recognized by the Panama-Pacific exposition as the greatest corn grower in Minnesota, according to word received here by Governor Hammond.
A Medal of merit has been awarded to Mr. Hoese for raising 135.14 bushels of corn to the acre.

- Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, October 26, 1915; transcribed by mkk

(News Tribune Special)

ST. PAUL, Oct. 25.-Governor Hammond today forwarded to Arthur Hoese of Mayer, Minn., his medal awarded him by the Panama-Pacific exposition officials as the best corn grower in Minnesota. Mr. Hoese made an acre of land yield over 135 bushels of corn. The governor complimented Mr. Hoese on his achievement.

- Source: Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN) October 28, 1915; transcribed by mkk
Mayer, Minn.-Governor W. Hammond writes Arthur Hoese of Mayer, Minn., the champion corn grower of this state, as follows: "Inasmuch as you have made a new record in corn growing in this state, I feel that the matter is worthy of especial recognition.

Elmer Karels Family
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, May 31, 1958; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

New Germany, Minn. (AP)-A light plane lost in heavy fog plowed into a farm home early today killing two young men and injuring a woman as it jolted four members of the farm family from their beds. Gasoline and oil from the wrecked plane spewed through the home but fire did not break out.

The two dead were tentatively identified as Donald F. Vogel, of St. Paul and Ward Fredrickson of Belview. Both, about 24, were occupants of the plane.

The plane, a Cessna, slammed into the side of Elmer Karels farm home on Route 1, New Germany, about 4 a.m.

Mrs. Karels suffered a bruised shoulder as she and her husband were hurled to the floor from their bed on the first floor. Two Karels sons, Dale, 14, and Olin, 21, asleep on the second floor, also were tossed by the impact but escaped injury.

Bodies of both plane occupants were carried inside the Karels home by force of the crash. Fredrickson's body was thrown inside the room. Vogel's body remained in the tangled wreckage.

Rev. F. Pfotenhauer
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) May 24, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
At this conference, Rev. F. Pfotenhauer of Hamburg, Minn., was elected president of the Missouri Synod in place of Dr. F. Pieper who declined a re-election. Rev. Pfotenhauer is well known in New Ulm.

B. W. Schimmelpfenning
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) December 6, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
B. W. Schimmelpfenning, of Mayer, Minn., was the largest exhibitor at the Brainerd show and also won the largest number of prizes. Mr. Schimmelpfenning entered 41 bird in the show and carried away 22 prizes, three of which were firsts.

Paul Smith
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) August 23, 1900; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Paul Smith, of Hamburg, Minn., came to Minneapolis yesterday, got drunk, and early in the evening tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of a switch engine at Ninth avenue south, between Washington avenue and Third street. The engine was moving slowly at the time, and the engineer managed to stop it within six feet of where Smith was laying. He was taken to the south side station and charged with drunkenness.

Smith had a heavy "jag" on, and to this state can be attributed his desire to end his existence. When he was asked why he did it, he only replied that he had had lots of trouble.

James Sphume
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) September 12, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
FOR SALE-SALOON, IN A GOOD GERMAN town. Jas. Sphume, Hamburg, Minn.

Mrs. Walburga Wackerle
Source: The Topeka Daily Capital (KS) October 13, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The remarkable case of Mrs. Walburga Wackerle's fight at St. Louis for her rights has been exciting the attention of the whole country, and that she should have come out victorious at last is one of the most wonderful things the newspapers have had to record for a long time. Mrs. Wackerle brought suit against the Mutual Life Insurance company to recover $4,000, the amount of a policy upon her husband's life. She was married to him in 1858, and in 1872 he was killed in a railroad accident in Louisiana. She went down to that State and secured the evidence of her husband's death, then working her way to Hartford, Conn., she presented the policy for payment. The company had heard, however, that there was some doubt about his death, and refused to pay the policy. She then went back to the South and roamed up and down the country collecting further proofs of her husband's death, but as the coroner and most of the jury which sat on the case were dead of the yellow fever, and the section gang with which he worked was all scattered, she had a hard time but finally got together enough evidence to complete her case. She found where the body was buried and by describing it accurately further fastened the chain of evidence. She then brought suit against the insurance company for $3,000 at Shreveport, La, and won her case, which was at once appealed to the Supreme court of the State.

Here the conspiracy began. One Joseph Weinman, an attorney at law and insurance agent at Carver, Minn., notified the Mutual and the Aetna companies that he could for a consideration defeat the claim of Mrs. Wackerle. Correspondence followed and Weinmann agreed to find William Wackerle alive. For this he got $1,000 from each company. Weinmann went to California, to Los Angeles and returned with an affidavit made out by William Wackerle to the effect that he was alive and in the enjoyment of good health. This affidavit was presented to the Louisiana supreme court, and upon it the decision of the court below, a thing unprecedented in the annals of jurisprudence, the affidavit being e parte, and no opportunity being given Mrs. Wackerle to traverse it. Weinmann, the attorney, produced the bogus Wackerle, and it remained for her to prove him an imposter. She went to every city in which she and her husband had ever lived, and procured the evidence of all those who had known her husband when alive. When presented with this the false Wackerle weakened and the conspiracy was broken. The most minute events in her career before her husband's death were brought into court, even including the circumstances connected with the birth of one of her children, which were of an unusual nature. Of course the false Wackerle knew nothing of this, and when closely questioned broke down. Thus, after nine years, after traveling thousands of miles and overcoming obstacles which would have daunted even the stoutest-hearted man, this little woman won her case and will now get the money to which she is justly entitled.

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