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Rev. Gottlieb Albrecht
Source: Source: New Ulm Review (MN) July 21, 1920, page 3; submitted by Robin Line.

Rev. Gottlieb Albrecht, brother of Rev. C. J. Albrecht of this city and father of Mrs. Otto Burk, died suddenly at his home in Hutchinson, Minn., last Tuesday. Rev. Albrecht was born in Germany December 21, 1855, and came to the United States in 1881, to finish his theological studies. He was pastor of the Lutheran churches at Jordan, Renville and Hutchinson. The deceased was married to Miss Christina Schaal who came from Germany to become his bride. Their union was blessed with thirteen children, eleven of whom are living, as follows: W. C. Albrecht, Sleepy, Minn.; Rev. Theophilus Albrecht, Pine River, Minn.; Rev. Paul Albrecht, an Indian Missionary in Arizona; Henry, Christ and Victor, who are students at Watertown and Wauwatosa, Wis.; Mrs. M. Schuetze, Litchfield; Mrs. Adolph Uhlig, Pine River; Mrs. O. Boerneke, Hutchnson; Mrs. Otto Burk, New Ulm, and Miss Marie, at home. Besides the eleven children and the wife he leaves a brother, Rev. C. J. Albrecht of this city, and as sister residing in Germany, to mourn his death. He also leaves 20 grandchildren. The deceased was well known to many New Ulm people having come here on many occasions. Funeral services were held at Hutchinson Friday afternoon interment was made in the Renville cemetery. Mrs. Otto Burk of this city hurried back from Buffalo, N.Y., where the news of the sudden death of her father had reached her, to be present at the funeral.

Mary Baker
Source: The Daily Herald (Chicago, IL) March 30, 1928; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Mary Baker, nee Pahlman, was born February 28, 1846, in Lake county near Long Grove, now known as the Druggan estate, was confirmed in the Long Grove church and united in marriage with Nicolas A. Baker, in Long Grove, May 15, 1864. Mr. Baker preceded his wife in death December 19, 1919, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Baker attained the age of 82 years, 23 days.

This couple was blessed with ten children, Mrs. Katherine Rudolph, Mrs. Louise Quentin, Mrs. Ellen Storm, Mrs. Emma Hall, Mr. Henry Baker, Mrs. Mary Bicknase, Mrs. Amelia Keyes, Mrs. Clara Wagner, Mrs. Lydia A. Born and Miss Caroline Baker, Mrs. Rudolph and Miss Caroline Baker preceding their mother in death. There are 31 grand children, 10 great grand children and 5 brothers and one sister, Mr. Herman Pahlman of Biscay, Minn., Mr. Garrett Pahlman and Mr. Herman Pahlman of Palatine, Mr. John Pahlman, Long Grove, Ernst Pahlman, Barrington, Ill., and Mrs. Emma Kleinschmidt of Palatine.

Mrs. Baker resided in Lake county from the time of her birth to the year 1900, or 54 years. The last 28 years she had resided at Palatine on Chicago avenue. Mrs. Baker has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Lydia Born since 1911 and was one of the most lovable mothers that anyone could find. Her parents were laid to rest on the old Pahlman farm now known as the Druggan estate. She seemed to be well up to March 12th and passed away March 22nd, at 6:25 p. m. Was laid to rest in Hillside cemetery March 25, 1928, in the family lot.

John F. Beytien
[Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) February 24, 1918; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Native of Germany Firm in Loyalty to United States.


Eugene, Or., Feb. 23. - (Special.) - John F. Beytien, native of Germany and an American patriot, died suddenly at his home in Eugene today.

One of his first acts upon his arrival in the United States form his boyhood home at Mecklenburg, Germany, was to fight for the preservation of the American Union. One of his last acts in life was to make arrangements for the celebration of the anniversary of the birthday of George Washington, under the auspices of various [patriotic societies at the Eugene Armory Last night.

Mr. Beytien served for three terms as Mayor of Hutchinson, Minn. Soon after coming to Eugene he took an active interest in municipal affairs, being elected a member of the City Council. He was a leader in the affairs of the Grand Army of the Republic in Eugene and was one of the speakers at the state encampment held in Forest Grove last Summer. He told his audience how he was born in Germany and of his great love for America and its institutions. He condemned the Kaiser and Prussian plutocracy as evils with which there should be no compromise.

Mr. Beytien married Sophia M. Zander at Northfield, Minn., November 11, 1867. His wife died May 1, 1892, and on March 3, 1895, at Brownton, Minn., he married Elizabeth Heintz, who survives. He is also survived by Mrs. George Steadman, of Wadena, Minn., and Mrs. William Brown, of Winton, Cal, children of his first wife, and J. Harold Beytien, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Beytien. He is serving in the 361st Ambulance Company, 316th Sanitary train, 91st division at Camp Lewis, Wash.

Mr. Beytien was a member of the Congregational Church and the Odd-fellows Lodge.

W. T. Bonniwell
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Wednesday, 29 May 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz

HUTCHINSON, Minn., May 28. – Hon. W. T. Bonniwell, one of the best known Democratic politicians of the state, is dead. Mr. Bonniwell was a member of the state senate in 1871, 1879, 1881 and 1883, and of the house in 1878. He had been ill for some time, but his death was not expected.

Milton Brelje

Maurice Olson

Margaret Fuller

Kari Olson
Source: Register-Republic (Rockford, IL) Friday, November 11, 1955; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Six High School Boys Killed in Crash.
Plato, Minn. (INS)-Six Minnesota high school boys were killed Thursday night when their automobile smashed into the side of a moving train near Plato. The crash demolished the auto.

Only four of the victims have been identified. They were Milton Brelje and Maurice Olson both of Plato; Robert Luedtke, 18 and Roger Frauendiest, 17, both of New Alburn.

Their auto rammed the mail car of a Milwaukee road train some 40 miles west of Minneapolis. The train was on a local run from Minneapolis to Aberdeen, S. D.

Another Article:

This is the jumbled wreckage of an automobile in which six teen-aged boys and girls lost their lives when it was struck by a Milwaukee Road passenger train enroute to Aberdeen Thursday night. The collision occurred at the depot crossing in Plato, Minn., five miles east of Glencoe. Dead are: Roger Frauendist, 17, and Robert Luedtke, 18, both of New Auburn, Minn.; Milton Brejlie, 16, Margaret Fuller, 15, Maurice Olson, 14, and sister, Kari, 16 all of Plato. They were on an impromptu farewell party for Luedtke who was going into the service this week.

William E. Burton
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Monday, June 26, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Funeral services for Wm. E. Burton, pioneer resident of Brown county, were held at Bath Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. B. Harrold of Groton having charge, being assisted by Rev. Arthur Rinearson of Bath. Rev. G. W. Hickman and daughter, Mrs. Stewart, sang "When The Beautiful Gates Unfold." Interment was in the family lots in Bath cemetery.

William E. Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burton, was born Feb. 1, 1856 in Walworth county, Wisconsin. At an early age he moved with the family to Minnesota, where they resided for many years. In 1882 he located upon the farm in Henry township which has been his home most of the time since.

William E. Burton and Minnie Overby of Given, Ohio, were married in 1877. Four daughters were born to them, of whom two are living and were present at the funeral. Mrs. Grace Lehman of Wolsey and Mrs. Metta Smith of Minneapolis. His wife died in 1892. In 1894 he was married to Anna Burton of Plato, Minn., who died in 1897. Hattie Peterson of Henry township, to whom he was married in 1898, died Feb. 11, 1921.

Mr. Burton died in his chair on the lawn at his home about 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 22, 1922. His brother Robert K. Burton of Harrisburg, Oregon, was with him for six weeks, leaving for his home in the west about two weeks ago. William's condition then appearing to be considerably better than when he came. A weakness of the heart developed which was the immediate cause of his death.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Olive Lietz, living in the old homestead, Mrs. Metta Smith and Mrs. Grace Lehman. Also four sisters, Mrs. Borden of Minnesota, Mrs. Wilkinson of Texas, Mrs. Burroughs of Montana and Mrs. Chalcraft of Washington, a brother and five grandchildren.

Mrs. William Burton
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, January 30, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

William Burton of Bath arrived from Minnesota last night by the way of the Northwestern and went on home by team this afternoon. While visiting at Plato, Minn., he suffered the loss of his wife who passed away at her former home at the age of 28 years. Mr. Burton had previously lost a young daughter, and in consequence is bowed down with his sense of misfortune.

Eva Elnore Chapman
Source: Seattle Daily Times (Seattle, WA) Monday, December 30, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CHAPMAN-At 4717 Fremont Ave. December 27th, Eva Elnore Chapman, wife of George H. Chapman and sister of Mrs. Norman Chapman, this city; Mrs. Carl Skagerberg, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Al Schauer, Plato, Minn.; Mrs. Raymond Paul, Mrs. Walter Nelson, Miss Cecelia Nelson and Iver Nelson Cheyenne, Wyo. Services parlors Bonney-Watson Co., Tuesday 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

Burt W. Day
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 21 Aug. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

HUTCHINSON, Aug. 20. – Burt W. Day, veteran Minnesota newspaper man, identified with the Hutchinson Leader, and a resident here since 1887, died suddenly tonight. He was born in northern Iowa 60 years ago.

Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Wednesday, 21 Aug. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

Hutchinson, Minn., August 20 – Bert W. Day, veteran Minnesota newspaper man, died suddenly tonight. He had been a resident here since 1887 and identified with the Hutchinson Leader.

Mr. Day was born in Northern Iowa about sixty years ago. Before coming to Hutchinson he was associated with his brothers, Frank A. Day of Fairmont, and the late H. G. Day of Albert Lea, in newspaper enterprises.

For a time he was publisher of the Jackson Republic.

A widow, three daughters and a son survive.

Patrick Denovan
Source: Warren Sheaf (Jan. 5, 1881) submitted by fofg mb

Patrick Denovan, a bachelor, was found dead on the floor of his cabin, near Plato, McLeod County a few days ago.
Source: Warren Sheaf (Warren, MN), January 5, 1881, page 2; submitted by Robin Line

Patrick Denovan, a bachelor, was found dead on the floor of his cabin, near Plato, McLeod county a few days since.

Henry Engelmann
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) June 23, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Henry Engelmann, well-known resident of New Ulm for several years and a former overseer of the county poor farm, died very suddenly at his home on North German street, Friday morning at about 8:30 o'clock of heart failure. He had apparently enjoyed his usual good health upon arising early that morning, and was working in the garden when he suddenly complained of a peculiar pain in the chest. He went into the house and Mrs. Engelmann, believing that it was only a slight discomfiture which would soon pass over, administered home remedies in the hope of alleviating it. His condition grew worse, however, and he went to bed, after taking another dose of the medicine, and when Mrs. Engelmann entered the bedroom a few minutes later, found him already turning cold in death. A physician was called immediately and upon examination ascertained that death was due to heart failure.

Deceased was only 47 years of age, having been born in McLeod county, Minn., February 19, 1920. He was married near Plato, Minn., to Miss Lizzie Tummers, October 11, 1895, and Mrs. And Mrs. Engelmann could have celebrated their silver wedding anniversary had he lived until next October. Aside from his bereaved widow he leaves two children, William and Elenora at home, as well as his aged father, Alvin Engelmann, of Lester Prairie, and the following brothers and sisters to mourn his loss: Emil Engelmann, Norwood; Herman and Robert Engelmann, Berthig; Bruno Engelmann and Mrs. R. C. Graham, St. Paul, and Mrs. Fred Erdman, St. Cloud.

Mr. Engelmann and family came to New Ulm in 1902 and this city has since been their home, with the exception of three years, from 1911 to 1913 when he was overseer of the Brown county poor farm.

The father, as well as the brothers and sisters, were all present at the funeral, which was conducted from the late home, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Juedes of the Bethel church officiating in the absence of Rev. G. Mayer of the Ev. Friendens church, who is attending the annual conference of the Minnesota district of his church at Hebron, N. D., and could not return to New Ulm in time for the funeral, after receiving the delayed message announcing Mr. Engelmann's death. The remains were laid to rest in the City cemetery.

Joseph H. Hammer
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, January 3, 1957; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Waubay-Requiem Mass for Joseph H. Hammer, former Waubay resident, was celebrated at Pomona, Calif. He died at a Pomona hospital.

Mr. Hammer was born March 4, 1876, at Waldhumberg, Germany. In 1882 he settled with his parents at Sumpter, Minn. He was graduated from the university of Minnesota dairy school in 1899. He managed a creamery at Biscay, Minn., for two years and came to Waubay in 1902 as manager of the Waubay Creamery.

He married Ottilia Riech on Sept. 25, 1903, in Minneapolis. In 1935 he retired from his position here. Mrs. Hammer died in 1943 and in 1950 Mr. Hammer went to California, where he resided alternately with his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, and his son, George. He had resided in a rest home the past years.

Other survivors are a brother, Jake Hammer, Milbank, and two grandsons.

Joseph W. Hawlick
Source: Evening News (San Jose, CA) Monday, December 24, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

HAWLICK-In San Jose, Cal., Dec. 23, 1917, Joseph W. Hawlick, beloved son of Mrs. Josephine Fiman of San Jose, and brother of Frances Hawlick of Silver Lake, Minn.; Charles Fiman of Elk River, Minn.; Edward Fiman of Waterford, Cal.; Ben Fiman of San Jose, and Mrs. Annie Kucera of Zimmerman, Minn. A native of Caledonia, Wis., aged 46 years. Remains at the parlors of Hocking & Williams Co., 60 279 North First.

John Hoodicheck
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) May 25, 1892; submitted by Robin Line.

John Hoodicheck, an old veteran, fell from the steps of G. A. R. Hall, at Hutchinson, sustaining severe injuries, from which he died.

Nathan Lampson
Source: Eau Claire Leader (WI) December 2, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Browns Valley, Minn., Dec. 1. - Nathan Lampson, who resided on a farm about seven miles from this city, in Roberts county, S. D., died at the age of 96 years and 7 months. During the Indian outbreak in Minnesota in 1862, Mr. Lampson resided on a farm in McLeod county. He is known to fame as the man who killed the great leader of the Sioux tribe, "Little Crow."

Edward Litzau
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Friday, April 20, 1962; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mobridge-Funeral services were held Saturday for Edward Litzau, 68-year-old

Ed Naegli
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Wednesday, July 2, 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Herald Special.
Kenmare, N. D., July 1. – Ed Naegli of Hutchinson, Minn., died from an over-dose of prussic acid.

Benjamin F. Noel
[Source: The Princeton Union (MN) February 19, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

At Glencoe, McLeod county, Minn., February 1, 1891, of pleuro pneumonia, Benjamin F. Noel, aged 49 years and 2 months.

The deceased was born in Ohio, Dec. 4, 1841, his parents moving to Illinois when he was about 7 years old and settled near Joliet. In 1855 they moved to Minnesota, and lived in St. Cloud. At the breaking out of the war in 1861 he enlisted in the First infantry regiment and was in the first battle of Bull Run, the seven days fight before Richmond, and Battle of Antetam, under McClelland. He was in the first battle of Fredericksburg under General Hooker. In the fight at Gettysburg he was wounded in the second day's engagement. After his recovery he re-enlisted in Hancock's veteran corps, and continued in the service until the close of the war. Subsequently with his parents in 1866 or '67 he settled in Santiago, Sherburne county, where he married Mrs. Harriet M. Bigelow, August, 1867. He leaves a wife, two children and two step-children, an aged mother and two brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss. - St. Cloud Journal-Press.

Bernard. D. Paine
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) July 20, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Funeral of Eugene Citizen Is Largely Attended.

Eugene, Or., July 19 - (Special.) - Hundreds of friends followed the remains of the well-known and highly respected Eugene citizen, Bernard D. Paine, to the Masonic Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

B. D. Paine, who had been a resident of Lane County for 27 years, died at his home here Sunday morning, after a lingering illness of several months. He was born in Paine's Hollow, Herkimer County, New York, April 27, 1839. He joined the Seventh Artillery at the breaking out of the Civil War and during the latter part of the conflict received promotion for his gallant services.

He was interested for years in the sporting goods business in Eugene, from which he retired two years ago. He was a marksman of recognized ability and was known to hundreds of hunters of Western Oregon. His wife and two brothers, Dr. D. A. Paine, of Eugene, and T. M. Paine, of Glencoe, Minn., survive him.

Annie A. Peters
Source: Little Falls Herald (MN) April 20, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Annie A. Peters, mother of John Peters, died at her home near Biscay, Minn., April 7th, aged 74 years. Mrs. Peters was a native of Germany and was married to Peter Peters in 1851. In 1858 they came to Illinois, moving in 1866 to Glencoe, and to their homestead at Biscay in 1868. Mr. Peters died in January 1879. Of twelve children, eight survive: Jacob Peters, of Minneapolis; John Peters, of Little Falls; Mrs. Charles Gutsche, Mrs. George Davis, Miss Mary Peters and Adolph Peters, of Glencoe; Mrs. Ernest Baumgarten, of Stewart; and Charles Peters, who resides on the old homestead, with whom the deceased lived.

The funeral services were held from the German Lutheran church in Biscay.

Charles Peterson
Source: Winthrop News, July 12, 1923, page 1 (Winthrop, MN); submitted by Robin Line.

Man Drowned at Lake Allie The 4th
Sad Affair Witnessed by Crowd of People Spending Day at Lake. Charles Peterson of Stewart, met death July 4th by drowning in the waters of Lake Allie, situated northwest of that town, says the Glencoe Enterprise. Between 200 and 300 people were sitting on the shore near where the fatality occurred, but none at first realized the man was drowning. The unfortunate man ran straight from the bath house into the water and when about 100 yards from shore suddenly sank below the surface. Another young man who was a short distance from him in the water called out that the man was drowning, but before assistance could reach him, Peterson sank below the surface for a third time. His body was not recovered for two hours.

It is believed that he was seized with cramps. The deceased was aged 26 and single. Both parents are dead, and a sister, who is in her teens, was with him spending the Fourth at the lakeside.

Geo. Davis, of Glencoe, who witnessed the drowning, says few realized the plight of the man until the call for help came from the other swimmer. Many men immediately pulled off their clothes and sprang into the water in the futile effort to give him assistance.

Marjorie Elaine Schaaf
Source: Herald-Journal (Winsted, MN) - Friday, July 4, 2008; transcribed by Jim Dezotell

Marjorie Elaine Schaaf, age 78, of Dassel, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Burns Manor in Hutchinson.

She was born May 15, 1930, at Underwood, N.D., the daughter of Floyd and Lillian (Johnson) Wilson; and grew up in Underwood, where she was both baptized and confirmed.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Edward Schaaf March 26, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Markville, Minn.

Over the years, they made their home in Underwood, N.D., Virginia, Minn., Hoyt Lakes, Minneapolis, Cass Lake, Belle Plaine for 30 years, and Pequot Lakes; and wintered in Harlingen, Texas from 1993 to 2007. They have resided in Dassel since Feb. 26, 2007.

Marjorie belonged to the Red Hat Society in both Minnesota and Texas, enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and conversing with family and friends, and liked to try new crafts.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Edward, Nov. 27, 2002; her parents; and two brothers, Arthur and Donald Wilson.

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Edward Schaaf of Dassel; children, Barbara (Ron) Koschel of West Minster, Colo., Marsha (Boyd) Schaaf-Rebers of Carver, Edward II (Fay) Schaaf of Arvada, Colo., and Stacie (Dennis) Schaaf of Belle Plaine; daughter-in-law Joan (Bruce) Schaaf of Belle Plaine; grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Doris (Norm) Reike of McMinnville, Ore.; two brothers, Richard Schauer of Underwood, N.D., and Allen Schauer of Wilton, N.D.; sisters-in-law Doris Wilson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Delores Wilson of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and numerous other relatives.

The funeral service took place Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with visitation preceding the service from noon to 2 p.m. Pastor Orval Wirkkala conducted the service. Interment was at the church cemetery.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

Annie D. Shelland
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, 3 June 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Annie D. Shelland, wife of Rev. J. C. Shelland, D.D., once pastor of the M.E. church in this city, died May 4, 1897, at Hutchinson, Minn.

Mrs. Shelland was born in Dover, N.H., October 12, 1847. At the age of 20 she graduated at the Fort Edward Institute with the honor of the French salutatory and honorable mention for high standing in her class. In 1869 she became the wife of Rev. J. C. Shelland and since April 15, 1870, shared with him the vissitudes of an itinerant minster’s life, living at time in affluence and again on the borders of poverty’s vale, but in all conditions maintaining the high and beautiful Christian carriage which marks the life of a child of God.

The deep sympathies of many of our citizens will go out to Dr. Shelland and his bereaved son and daughter.

Elizabeth Simmer
[Source: The Wahpeton Times (ND) June 13, 1918; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Mrs. Elizabeth Simmer, wife of John J. Simmer died at the Swedish hospital, in Minneapolis Friday, June 7, after an operation for tumors.

Elizabeth Siefert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Siefert was born in McLeod county, Minn., thirty seven years ago. In 1899 she was united in marriage with John Simmer, at Winsted, Minn., and a few years later Mr. and Mrs. Simmer came to Wahpeton where Mr. Simmer was on the police force in 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Simmer left Wahpeton moving to San Francisco, and then from there to Minneapolis where they resided up to the time of her death.

The remains were brought to Wahpeton Sunday morning. The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:00 a. m. at St. Johns church, Rev. Fr. Ridder delivering the sermon. Interment was made in St. Calvary cemetery.

Besides her husband, deceased is survived by one son, Bernard, and little daughter, Lorraine, four brothers and sisters.

The out of town relatives were Joe Siefert of Towner, N. D., Frank Siefert, of Swanville, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. John Siefert and daughter of Collis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Klucas, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Klucas and Miss Clara Klucas of Montevideo, Minn., Mrs. J. Richter of Thief River Falls, Minn., Mr. and Mr. J. B. Hames and daughter Virginia and John Mergins of St. Paul, Minn.

Guy Sivright

Myron Lyon

Source: The Aitkin Independent Age (Aitkin, MN) September 21, 1912, page 7; submitted by Robin Line

Sivright and Lyon, Sons of Officials, Lose Lives.

Hutchinson.-Guy Sivright, son of W. W. Sivright, one of the managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural society, and Myron Lyon, son of Dr. H. C. Lyon, a member of the state livestock sanitary board, were drowned in Lake Marion, eight miles south of here.

Sivright was 27 and a member of the firm of W. W. Sivright & Son, implement dealers. He was president of the Union club of Hutchinson. Lyon was 25 years old and a bookkeeper in the Citizens' bank. Both were masons.

They had been camping with young people on the shores of Lake Marion. About 8 a.m. they set out in a canoe, saying they were going bathing. That was the last seen of them alive.

Several members of the party rowing on the lake saw Lyon's hat floating on the water. They thought it was queer and a search was made for the young men. Soon their canoe was found. The searchers returned to shore and notified others. The lake was dragged and both bodies recovered. How the drownings happened is only a matter of conjecture. Sivright was an excellent swimmer. Both young men were single.

Henry Stock
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, January 4, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Plato, Minn.-Henry Stock, an old soldier and Indian fighter, died yesterday. He was 77 years old and one of the early settlers of McLeod county.

A. F. Stockman
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) July 18, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A. F. Stockman of "U" Class of 1903 Killed in California.

The remains of A. F. Stockman, a graduate of the class of 1903 of the university were buried at Plato, Minn., last Tuesday.

Mr. Stockman met death in a cave in the Bully Hill mine at Delamar, Shasta county, Cal. The mine was known to be in a dangerous condition and experts inside were at work putting in timbers to brace the walls of a tunnel. Stockman was engaged in getting the timbers to the men. They were not sent along as fast as he thought they should be, and he went in with a truck to hasten things when the crash came and he was caught and killed.

Mr. Stockman was regarded at the university as an exceedingly bright man. He had expected to take a course in mining.

Louisa Katherina Umdenstock
Source: The Daily Herald (Chicago, IL) November 13, 1925; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the lust of foes."

This hymn which was sung in church by Mrs. Ralph Meyer, Misses Mabel Hans and Ethel Umdenstock and Mr. Adolph Kalkbrenner Thursday, Nov. 5, fittingly describes the peaceful departure of Mrs. Louisa Katherina Umdenstock, nee Pahlman. She was born at Long Grove, July 27, 1848; baptized in the same year and confirmed in the Evangelical church in 1863. June 29, 1873, she was united in Holy wedlock with Mr. George Umdenstock, the well known village blacksmith. This happy union was blessed with 3 children. All her life she enjoyed the best of health and worked cheerfully for her family. She was a life long member of the Evangelical church, loved and respected not only by her immediate family, but as well by her numerous friends and neighbors.

In 1923 she and her husband were so fortunate to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, enjoying the company, congratulations and gifts of their many relatives. This fall she visited in company of her husband with relatives in Minnesota. After her return she took sick and for nearly three weeks was confined to her bed. Comforted and strengthened by God's Word and prayer she passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1925, at 8:50 a. m. She reached the good age of 77 years, 3 months, and 6 days.

Funeral service took place on Thursday, Nov. 5 beginning at the house at 1 p. m. Rev. Carl A. Stadler spoke words of comfort to the mourning family in German based on John 6:39 and 40, and in English from Rev. 7:9-10. The church building was filled to overflowing; many and costly floral pieces gave testimony of the friendship and love for Mrs. Louisa Umdenstock and sympathy to the bereaved husband and children. Many relatives and friends from Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Pahlman from Fairmont, Minn., attended the funeral.

She is survived by her husband who very keenly feels his loss, her son, G. B. Umdenstock and wife, who for 17 years shared the happy home life, her daughters, Mrs. H. I. Krueger of Long grove, Mrs. Wm. Schley of Libertyville, who being sick, could not pay the last tribute of love to her dear mother, by two grandchildren, Mrs. Walter Gosswiller of Long Grove and Miss Mabel Schley of Libertyville, also by six brothers, Henry Pahlman of Biscay, Minn., Herman Garret and Ernest of Palatine; William of Welcome, Minn., and John of Long Grove, by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Baker and Mrs. Emma Kleinschmidt of Palatine, and by many other relatives. Chas. Gosswiller, Stephen Keiler, John L. Hans, M. Kraus, A. Maether, John Keiler were pallbearers.

Interment took place at Long Grove cemetery where the remains were laid to rest with scripture reading, prayer and benediction.

"Asleep in Jesus! O for me
May such a blissful refuge be;
Securely shall my ashes lie,
Waiting the summons from on high."
- A Friend.

S. H. Wolf
Source: Aitkin Independent Age (Aitkin, MN) May 26, 1917, page 6; submitted by Robin Line
S. H. Wolf, superintendent of the Hutchinson city schools, is dead after an illness of two months. Mr. Wolf had been superintendent of the Minot, N. D., schools for fifteen years. He formerly was president of the North Dakota Educational association.

Hannah M. Zierke
Source: Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, WA) Tuesday, April 19, 1932; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

ZIERKE-Mrs. Hannah M. Zierke, aged 70 years, beloved wife of John A. Zierke, 2109 New street, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour this morning, Tuesday, April 19, after an illness of about eighteen months. Surviving relatives, besides her husband, are one son, Isaac F. Zierke, city; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Lauder, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; one brother, Fred Rogers, Biscay, Minn.; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Shultz, Hutchinson, Minn.; Mrs. Maggie Sheffner, Hay Springs, Neb.; Mrs. Lena Valker, Breckenridge, Minn.; and Mrs. Henrietta Lable, Glenco, Minn.; and seven grandchildren, Mrs. Zierke was a member of the First Christian church, city, and a member of the Rebekah lodge at Elnora, Alberta, Canada, and had resided in this city for the past four years. The body rests at the home of the Homer Mark Mortuary, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, April 20, at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. E. H. Fife, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.

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