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Jackson County, Minnesota

 


Obituaries and Death Notices


Frank C. Best
[Source: New Ulm Review (MN) July 27, 1892; submitted by Robin Line]

Frank C. Best, a carpenter of Lakefield, and Henry Rhodes, a farmer, living five miles from here, fell from a scaffolding white working on a new barn, and Best was fatally injured, dying within two hours. Rhodes was not seriously hurt. Mr. Best leaves a wife and six small children.

F. M. Cleveland
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 23 Mar. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

JACKSON, Minn., March 23. - F. M. Cleveland, who had been in the mercantile business here for about ten years, died this week after an illness of two weeks. He leaves a wife and two grown children.


Ney Dunne
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 15 June 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

JACKSON, Minn., June 14. - Ney Dunne, captain of the University of Minnesota football team, who yesterday shot himself in the breast after a quarrel with his former sweetheart, died at his home in this city tonight.


Myrtle Frost
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, November 2, 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

JACKSON, Minn., Nov. 1. - Mrs. Myrtle Frost, wife of Nathaniel Frost, one of the earliest settlers of Jackson county, died at her home here this morning at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Frost and her husband moved to Jackson county in 1860 and witnessed the Indian massacre.


Daniel, Ella and Nettie Gallagher
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) July 1, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

THE DEAD NEAR WILDER.
Bodies of Gallagher and Two Daughters Found Under His House.

Wilder, Minn., July 1. - Death and devastation were left in the trail of a tornado, which swept and eight-mile path, forty rods wide, thru this section last evening.

The tragic breaking of the drought cost the lives of three persons and razed thousands of dollars' worth of buildings and crops. The known dead are Daniel Gallagher and his two daughters, Ella and Nettie.

The Gallagher farm is about five miles from here. The family had no warning of the storm beyond the gathering clouds, the rainfall and the continual rising of the wind.

It was but a short time after Gallagher and his daughters had left the supper table that the tornado broke over their home. A few moments later they were battered corpses beneath the ruins of their dwelling.

Near Wilder the storm struck the ranch of Dr. Westerman, demolishing all of his magnificent farm buildings, but killing no one.

After sweeping over the Westerman farm it took an easterly course over the Gallagher place and to Crowell's farm. It is thought probable that other fatalities occurred.


Martin Kuhlman
Source: Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, Iowa) 26 Aug 1943 - Submitted By: Sheila Kuhlman

Martin Kuhlman Laid to Rest at Sioux Valley
Funeral services were held at the Donovan Funeral Parlors at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon for Martin Kuhlman, aged 84, who passed away at 2 o'clock Saturday morning August 21 at the home of his son, Edward Kuhlman, near Spirit Lake. Mr
Kuhlman was brought to the home of his son five weeks ago from Lakefield, Minn. and for the last two weeks had been bedfast.
Burial was made at the Sioux Valley cemetery. Out of town relatives here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuhlman
and son of Round Lake, Minn., Miss Leonora Kuhlman of Rochester, Minn., and Mrs. Bertha Wellhausen of Round Lake, Minn. A son, Otto Kuhlman of Payette, Idaho had been here just recently to see his father and did not return for the final services.
Martin Kuhlman was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, on Oct. 2 1858, and died at Spirit Lake, August 21, 1943.
At the age of 23 he came to America, locating in Jackson county, Minn . where he lived until 1914 when he moved to Spirit Lake. The past four years he spent in Lakefield. In 1887 he was married to Selma Wellhausen at Sioux Valley. To this union were born five children. Mrs. Kuhlman passed away in 1900.
Mr. Kuhlman spent his life on the farm and thru the years enjoyed good health. He was active until six years ago, and five weeks ago was brought to the house of his son, Edward. He is survived by his daughter, Leonora of Rochester, Minn., four sons, Otto
of Payette, Idaho, William and Edward of Spirit Lake, Charles of Round Lake, Minn., two sisters, Mrs. Peter Pien of Flandreau, Minn., Mrs. Jim Rostock of Davenport, Iowa, sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Joseph Mathias
Source: Excerpt from The Minneapolis Journal (MN) July 1, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Heron Lake, Minn., July 1.-Eight persons were killed in a tornado near here last night.
- Joseph Mathias was killed eighty rods from his house by flying timber. His barn was destroyed.


Frank Syckera
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) October 12, 1892, page 6; submitted by Robin Line

Frank Syckera, eighteen years old, while threshing for Hugh Paul, near Heron Lake, was killed. He was on top of a separator when the cylinder band broke, letting him down into the cylinder. He was terribly mangled, but lived three hours.



Ernest Wellhausen

Source: Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, Iowa) May 8, 1924 - Submitted by: Sheila Kuhlman

Ernest Wellhausen In Eternal Sleep
The friends, neighbors and the Lake Park community were very much grieved on April 4th when it was learned that Ernest Wellhausen, their friend and neighbor, had passed to the Great Beyond during the night.
Mr. Wellhausen had been a patient sufferer for a good many years, being confined to his home for the past few years, but being able to be up and around the house. While it was expected that the end was not far off, yet it came as a shock to all who knew him. Mr. Wellhausen had been up Saturday afternoon and evening but the attack of of which he had been having more or less for the last few years, and his weakened condition was just a little more than he could stand and he passed away at 1:45.
Ernest Wellhausen was born in the province of Hanover, Germany June 10, 1845, and passed away at his home in Lake Park, May 3, 1924, being at the time of his death 78 years, 10 months and 23 days old. On November 13, 1870, he was united in marriage to Augusta Warmboldt, and his family came to America from Germany arriving February 4, 1887, and settled in Scott county, Iowa. Mar. 5th, the same year. In 1887 they moved to their farm in Sioux Valley, Minnesota, where they resided until 1913 when they moved to Lake Park where they have since resided. To this union twelve children were born, eight of whom are living, four preceeding him to the Great Beyond. The children living are: Edward H. of Round Lake, Minnesota; Mrs. Minnie Tribbett of Ardmore, South Dakota; Mrs. Dena Allers of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Will of Crystal Springs, North Dakota; Ernest of Worthington, Minnesota; Mrs. Augusta Krebs of Lake Park, Iowa and Mrs. Amelia Siehl of Lake Park, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, eight children, and many grandchildren, besides a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at the family residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. R.E. James of the Presbyterian church being in charge, and burial was made in the Sioux Valley cemetery.


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