Morrison County Minnesota
Lyman Warren Ayes
Source: Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, April 21, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.
MINNESOTA'S FIRST WHITE CHILD DEAD AT 86.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., April 21.-Lyman Warren Ayes, eighty-six years old, said to have been the first white child born in Minnesota, died last night of heart disease. He was born in June, 1834, in what is now Pine county. He fought in the Civil War, later becoming prominent as a surveyor and author.
Source: The Pierz Journal (Pierz, Morrison County, Minnesota) 10 Mar. 1910; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Reinhold, the 7-year-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bentfeld, died Tuesday forenoon at 11 o’clock of complications following an attack of scarlet fever and was interred at St. Joseph’s cemetery Wednesday at 2 o'clock.
Source: Little Falls Daily Transcript – Friday, 27 Aug. 1909 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
Stanislaus Bonik died at his home in Pike Creek Thursday night from heart trouble. The deceased was 19 years of age and is survived by two brothers, a sister and his mother. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the Swan River church.
C. P. Camp
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) October 12, 1892, page 6; submitted by Robin Line
C.P. Camp, employed by the Pine Tree Lumber Company at Little Falls, was caught in the machinery and instantly killed. He was oiling up, when his clothing caught in the shafting and he was whirled to death. He leaves a wife and four children.
Source: Pochontas Sun (Thursday, 10 July 1913) Submitted by Janice Rice
Old Soldier Passes Away After Short Illness Swanville, Minnesota, News- Residents of this community were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Leroy Chase an aged and respected citizen which occured Tuesday morning. Cause of death is believed to be blood poisoning which originated from a bite of a wood tick. He had been at his work as usual on Thursday before. When he came in in the evening, he spoke of picking the wood tick off and of how it pained him. Little was thought of it until Friday morning when he was in such pain a doctor was called but it had gone so far medical aid could not relieve hirn. Deceased was born on the Allegheny Mountains, New York. Nov., 3, 1847 and died at his home near Swanville Minnesota, June 24, 1913. At the age of 17 he volunteered to enlist in the War of the Rebellion Company B, 49th regiment and was enrolled February 13, 1865. serving one year, and was honorably discharged at the Close of the war. Most of his younger days were spent in Iowa where he worked in the coal mines for 20 years. At the age of 28 he was united in marriage to Almedia Phillips and to this union were born 10 children, those being present to show their last respects were Mrs. C. M. Thompson of Jewel la., Mrs. W. L. Hart of Otho la., Mrs. C. L. Haman of Laurens la,, Mrs. William Stunert, of Morris Minn., Mrs. Herman Schwechhe, of Wolverton, Minn, and Mrs. Matt Pechaan of Swanville. Minn. Those finding it impossible to reach there in time were Mrs. Frank Metcalf of Manitoba Canada, Roy and Ray, Chase Canada, and Mrs. Jess Bowers, of Nabb, Indiana, all of whom together with the mother live to mourn the loss of his untimely death. About 20 years ago he moved with his family from near Ft. Dodge to Laurens. la. and resided near there for about four years afterward, moving to Todd County Minnesota where he resided until death. About 16 years ago he united with the Methodist church and has been an active worker and was always ready at all times to assist in religious work. He was a kind and affectionate father who provided well for his family. He was a member of I. O. O. F.
Mrs. Anton Christenson
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921, page 7; submitted by Robin Line
Mrs. Anton Christenson, formerly of this place, passed away at her home in Salem, Oregon, recently. She leaves a husband and nine children to mourn her loss, also a sister, Mrs. C. Hanson.
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 22 Nov. 1911) transcribed by FoFG mz
CASS LAKE, Nov. 21. – Mrs. Adeline Cota died at the home of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Dan Lilly yesterday after a lingering illness of nearly a year of dropsy. Her husband, Charles Cota died eleven months ago, since which time Mrs. Cota has not been well. Deceased was born 76 years ago near Three Rivers, Canada, and has been a resident of Minnesota the past thirty-five years, making her home near Belle Prairie, in Morrison county. After spending two years in Little Falls she came to Cass Lake four years ago, making her home with Mrs. Lilly. Funeral services were held this morning at St. Charles’ Catholic church, and internment made in the Catholic cemetery.
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Thursday, 29 Dec. 1910) transcribed by FoFG mz
CASS LAKE, Dec. 28. – Charles Cota, one of the pioneers of northern Minnesota, died here of Bright's disease at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dan Lilly. Cota was born in Marshish, Canada, Jan. 17, 1836, where he resided 40 years, with the exception of several years during which time he resided at Three Rivers, Canada. He then moved with his family to the United States, and settled in Morrison county 8 miles from Little Falls, where he resided until three years ago, when he moved to Cass Lake and made his home with his daughter. He was the father of 13 children.
[Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) January 5, 1880; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]
Little Falls (Morrison county) Transcript, Jan. 2: On Monday last John Dench, of Rich Prairie, an old man over seventy years of age, killed a wild cat near his stable, and then started to his son's house, about forty rods distant, to tell him about it. He only went about half the distance when he gave out for some unknown cause and was found several hours afterwards dead and frozen.
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) – Friday, February 3, 1899; submitted by Jim Dezotell
A. Desotel, one of the oldest residents of Little Falls, died at his home in this city at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, after a protracted illness. Mr. Desotel suffered an attack of paralysis last summer and has been ill ever since. The deceased was aged 69 years and seven months. He was a native of Canada and came to this city about twenty-five years ago, and followed the shoemaker's trade for many years. He was of quiet manner, but well liked by those who knew him well.
The deceased leaves a wife and five daughters – Mrs. P. Boynton, Mrs. M. M. Richardson, Mrs. Celestine Chounard and Mrs. Anthony Raymond, all of Little Falls, and Mrs. Louis Plumadore, of Princeton, Minn., all of whom, with the exception of Mrs. Plumadore, were present during Mr. Desotel's last hours. The deceased also has two sisters living – Mrs. Ducharine of St. Paul, and Mrs. Laderoux of Osseo, Minn., and one brother.
The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the French Catholic church.
Mrs. A. Desotel
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) – Friday, October 5, 1906; submitted by Jim Dezotell
Old Resident Dies
Mrs. A. Desotel Passes Away After Several Weeks Illness
Mrs. A. Desotel, one of the old residents of this city, residing on First street, northeast, died Wednesday morning at the ripe old age of 75 years, after a lingering illness resulting from a severe stroke of paralysis, with which she was afflicted some weeks ago. Mrs. Desotel has been a resident of Little Falls during the past 35 years during which time she made many acquaintances, all of whom accorder her their friendship and respect.
The deceased was born in Riviere de Lille, Canada, where she lived with her parents until she was 15 years of age, when the family migrated to New York state, where she was afterwards married to Mr. Desotel. In 1865 they came to Minnesota, settling at St. Paul, where they remained until 1871, when they moved to this city, and the deceased has been a local resident continually since that date.
She is survived by a family of five daughters, Mrs. Phoebe Boynton and Mrs. Celestine Chounard of this city; Mrs. M. M. Richardson of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; Mrs. A. Roble of Proctor, Minn., and Mrs. B. Plumadore of Princeton. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. S. Doe of New York and Victoria Andre of Canada, and two brothers, Eli and Antoine Lasha.
The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Fr. Lamothe officiating, interment taking place at Calvary cemetery.
Source: Pierz Journal (15 Sept. 1910) transcribed by FoFG mz
Mrs. Maria Diebolt, mother of Mrs. Geo. Boser Jr., who lives about four miles north west of Pierz, died Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 86. She was born in Bavaria, Germany, came to America in 1879 lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. until 1881, when she came to Pierz, and has since then made her home with her daughter. The funeral was held from the St. Joseph’s church this morning at 9 o'clock.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 19 Oct. 1901; transcribed by FoFG mz
Little Agnes Duggan, who was severely burned Thursday, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock of her injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duggan, the parents, have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. The funeral will be held at 8:30 this morning at the St. James’ church, and the internment will take place at Calvary cemetery.
J. P. Frampton
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Saturday, 18 July 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz
Little Falls, Minn., July 18. – J. P. Frampton, superintendent of the Hennepin Paper company mills and alderman from the third ward, died at his home in this city last evening. He had been in poor health for a few weeks, but his death was not expected. He leaves a large family. He was a member of the Masons and Workmen. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.
S. P. Fuller
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saturday, 4 Feb. 1905) transcribed by FoFG MZ
S. P. Fuller, of Little Falls, one of Minnesota’s pioneers, died recently at Little Falls. He was the father of Editor Fuller of the Little Falls Transcript and was well known throughout the state.
Mrs. P. J. Gau
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921, page 7; submitted by Robin Line
Mrs. Campion of Sask., Canada, daughter of P. J. Gau, Sr. left Monday for her home after attending the funeral of her mother at Lastrup.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 14 Oct. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Oct. 14. – Adelford Germain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Germain of this city, died of tuberculosis yesterday. He was a member of the city fire department and of the Red Men lodge.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 19 Oct. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Oct. 18. – Louis Gravel, an old pioneer and Grand Army man, died Tuesday and will be buried tomorrow from the French Catholic church. He was 72 years old and had lived in this country 45 years. He is survived by ten children, five sons and five daughters, most of whom reside in North Dakota.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1906, transcribed by M.K.Krogman.
Little Falls Pioneer
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Dec. 3.-Etienne Guerin passed away early Sunday morning, aged 64 years. Mr. Guerin had lived in Little Falls and vicinity for the past 27 years. He leaves a wife and seven children.
S. D. Hammond
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 19 Sept. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Sept. 18. – The body of S. D. Hammond, the boom tender who was drowned in the Mississippi about two miles north of this city Sept. 4, was found about 9 a.m. Sunday by his brother, Charles Hammond, and brother-in-law, Joseph Green.
The body had been submerged nine days when found and was discovered about 500 feet down the current from the place Hammond was supposed to have first fallen in. The body had evidently arisen and was pinned under some logs which had floated in a little pocket on the west shore of the river, holding the body beneath them. The searchers were pushing the logs apart when the body appeared on the surface.
William Harrison Sr.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 21 July 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., July 20. – William Harrison, Sr., died today at his home, just south of the city, death being due to old age. He was born in Burton, Lincolnshire, England, on January 15, 1826, and was 82 years and six months old at time of death. He had been a resident of this county for over half a century. He took an active part in the affairs of the county and in the towns in which he lived. He was assessor of the town of Belle Prairie for 25 years and also held office as county commissioner of Morrison for several years. He was also a veteran of the Indian war troubles. His passing away marks another vacancy in the ranks of the old settlers of Morrison which will be greatly deplored by many.
[Source: Little Falls Transcript (MN) April 10, 1885, page 4; submitted by Robin Line]
"Our Lily," aged 3 months and 3 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hessel, of this village, died on Sunday last. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Smith of Ft. Ripley officiating. The community extends sympathy to the bereaved family.
She hath fallen asleep-she hath fallen asleep
In the slumber of ages, now!
The form of our darling the cold grave shall keep,
And the dust shall lie on her brow.
She hath fallen asleep-through the sound of our weeping
Might almost the chill dust have stirred;
She saw but the angels the pearl gate keeping;
"Come Hither" was all that she heard.
She hath fallen asleep-she hath closed the dear eyes.
No more with wild tears to o'er flow
And we would not she looked from her Paradise
To behold we were weeping so!
E. G. Hill
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 26 Nov. 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz
CASS LAKE, Minn., Nov. 25. – E. G. Hill, formerly of Little Falls, Minn., custodian of Star Island here, died at 1 o’clock today from acute heart trouble after about ten days’ illness. He was 72 years old and his advanced age left little strength to combat illness. He leaves a wife and five daughters. All excepting two of the daughters were present at the death bed. He did much to beautify Star Island and make it a pleasant resort for tourists and campers and was greatly liked by all who came in contact with him. The remains will be taken to Little Falls for burial.
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Sunday, 28 Nov. 1905) transcribed by FoFG mz
CASS LAKE, Minn., Nov. 25. – E. G. Hill, formerly of Little Falls, Minn., custodian of Star Island here, died at 1 o’clock today from acute heart trouble after about ten days’ illness. He was 72 years old and his advanced age left little strength to combat illness. He leaves a wife and five daughters.
Source: Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) Friday, May 14, 1948; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
FOUR PERISH AS FIRE RAZES DANCE HALL.
Victims All Asleep at Time of Blaze
Upsala, Minn., May 13 (UP) - Four persons-including three members of one family-perished today in a fire that destroyed a roadside dance pavilion near here.
The dead were Donald Hippe, 21; his brother, Delbert, 15; their sister, Deloris, 17, and August Nordstrom, 48, a lodger.
Police said the victims were asleep in the dance hall when the fire broke out. The pavilion adjoined a house and gas station owned by the parents of the three children.
Adolph H. Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 17 Feb. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Feb. 16. – Adolph H. Johnson died of consumption, from which he suffered for about seven years. He leaves a wife and one child, aged four years, a sister and two brothers. His brothers are at present in Seattle, Wash. The funeral was held Saturday.
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921; submitted by Robin Line
Daniel Johnson, a pioneer resident of this locality, passed away last Sunday at the home of his son-in-law, Lenis Olson of Brainerd, aged 80 years. The body was brought to his place Tuesday. Burial was at the Bearhead cemetery. He is survived by a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lenis Olson. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson resided many years in this locality before selling their farm and going to live at the home of their daughter.
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921, page 3; submitted by Robin Line
CUSHING LAD BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS.
The remains of Frank Kominek of Cushing, who was killed in action in France during the world war, arrived at Cushing last week and the funeral was held there last Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the Richard Howard Ferrell Post, American Legion, Little Falls. The services were held at the Lutheran church at Cushing, Rev. A. Goodger and Chaplain A. C. Bacon officiating. Ex-service men were pallbearers and the firing squad of the Little Falls post escorted the remains to their last resting place and fired the usual salute over the grave.
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921, page 8; submitted by Robin Line
Word has been received here of the death of Peter Nylen, of Dalton, July 28th. He was about sixty years of age. He leaves to mourn three daughters and one son. Mr. Nylen was formerly of this place, having lived here for twenty years.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (11 Aug. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ
St. Johns, Mich., Aug. 11. – John Pfighan, a well-known butcher and market man of St. Johns, died at Little Falls, Minn., Friday from injuries received on a railroad at that point the night before. He left here Tuesday evening for Fargo, S. D., in response to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his brother-in-law, Charles Keeler, who was in a hospital just across the river in Minnesota. It is reported here that he fell from a train, also that he was insured to the amount of $7,000 in various fraternal societies, besides a $400 accident policy.
Source: Pierz Journal (15 Sept. 1910) transcribed by FoFG mz
A 3 year old child of Marshal Loop died last Monday with summer complaint.
Source: Little Falls Herald (MN) March 3, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Bowlus Advance, Feb. (24): - Many of our readers will remember Mr. Steven Ondlow, who used to live a couple of miles north of Holdingford. About nine years ago, he sold his farm and moved to Sauk Rapids, where church conditions suited him better. He first lived on a farm and later moved into town where he died last Monday morning. His wife, three sons and three daughters survive him. He was 74 years of age.
Source: Duluth News Tribune (25 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ
MOTLEY – Charles Richards, 76, for 30 years resident of Motley and G.A.R. veteran, died of heart trouble. His only surviving relative is Mrs. George D. Palmer, daughter.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 11 Jan. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., Jan. 10. – After a couple days’ illness of pneumonia Nathan Richardson, one of the oldest settlers and best loved men of Morrison county died yesterday at the hospital here. Born in Wayne county, New York, in 1829, he came to Little Falls in 1855, when there were only three families living on the site of the present city. He started in here as a woodsman, was elected register of deeds, went into the mercantile business, meanwhile studying law. He served three terms in the state legislature and was postmaster here for many years.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen.
William B. Senff
Source: The Little Falls Transcript (Little Falls, MN) - Friday, November 13, 1896, contributed by Jim Dezotell.
Undertakers Harting & Son received a telegram from C. G. Hodge, of Motley, Monday afternoon to send a coffin to that place for a man who had died there. The deceased’s name is W. B. Senff and he was an old soldier.
S. R. Snow
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 9 Mar. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz
LITTLE FALLS, Minn., March 8. – Col. S. R. Snow, formerly proprietor of the Hotel Buckman in this city and for a little more than three years the proprietor of the Hotel Snow in Los Angeles, passed away yesterday after a short illness. Mr. Snow was 65 years of age.
Mrs. Alfred Stonewall
Source: Morning Star (Rockford, IL) Wednesday, August 6, 1941; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
FORMER ROCKFORD WOMAN, 77, DIES.
Word of the death of Mrs. Alfred Stonewall, 77, former Rockford resident, in Upsala, Minn., was received here last night by friends.
Mrs. Stonewall, born in Sweden in 1864 came to Rockford when she was 13 years old. After living here for about 45 years, she moved to the Minnesota town. She has many friends in Rocksford.
She leaves her husband, Alfred, Upsala; three sons, Vernie and Raymond, Rockford, and Elmer Upsala; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Upsala.
Source: Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, MN) August 5, 1921 page 1; submitted by Robin Line
REMAINS OF SCANDIA VALLEY BOY COMING HOME
Chas. Swanson of Scandia Valley has been advised by the Graves Registration Service that the remains of his son Harry, who was killed in action in France, will be shipped here in the near future. The young man was killed September 29, 1918, in the battle which broke the Hindenburg line and marked the turning point in the war. The funeral of this was hero will be held from Bethel Lutheran church in this city, and interment will be in Oakland cemetery.
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Monday Evening, Oct. 24, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 170.
TWO MANGLED IN PINE TREE MILL
Boys Drawn into Moving Belt at Little Falls and Killed
Little Falls, Minn. Oct. 24 - While playfully scuffling about the tightener which governs the big belt running over fourteen-foot flywheel at the sawmill of the Pine Tree Manufacturing company here Saturday afternoon, Jess Thompson and William Woehlert, both aged about 17, employed in the mill, were caught by the belt and mangled to death. The bodies were carried around on the belt and down into the wheel case, beating a portion of the wheel enclosure from place. The bodies were torn and mangled almost beyond recognition. Thompson was working his last day when he lost his life. Both victims lived here.
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 7 Feb. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz
FARGO, N.D., Feb. 6. – Miss Eva Turner, daughter of Frank Turner of Little Falls, Minn., passed away yesterday at one of the city hospitals following an operation for a complication of troubles. The young lady was 26 years of age and was a niece of Henry Turner and of the International Harvester company of this city. The remains will be accompanied to Little Falls by Mr. Turner and Miss Emma Teondemore, who will also attend the funeral.
Source: Morrison County Record 28 Nov. 2008; submitted by Marla Zwakman
Abstract: Died: Tuesday, November 25 at the Pierz Villa Nursing Home in Pierz, MN from ALS
Born: June 20, 1955 in Little Falls, MN
Parents: Otto Wuellner & Catherine Boser (deceased)
Employed at: Morrison County Record for 32 years
Siblings: Pam Grittner & husband, Daniel, Perry Wuellner & wife, Kim, Linda Grittner & husband, Donald, Robert Wuellner & wife, Michelle, Sarah Gage & husband, Brian.
Helen M. Zeyher
Source: LaCrescent County News (Houston County, Minnesota) 14 May 2004; submitted by Marla Zwakman
Abstract: age 96, resident of Madison and formerly of La Crescent
Died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Meriter Health Center in Madison
Born: Aug. 10, 1907 in Little Falls
Parents: Henry Zimmerman & Martha Resimus
Marriage: to Rev. Carl H. Zeyher on May 25, 1929, in Little Falls
He preceded her in death in 1982
Occupation: nurse's assistant
Children: Kenneth (Doris) Zeyher, Harriet Norton (Larry Nitsch); Doris Hicks
9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter
Internment: Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery, Brownsville, MN
Source: Little Falls Daily Transcript – Friday, 27 Aug. 1909 - Sub. by Marla Zwakman
Christina Zimmerman died Thursday at the home of Henry Wuellner of Agram. Death was due to old age, the deceased having reached the 76 year mark before her demise. The funeral is to be held Saturday afternoon from the German Lutheran church and internment will be in Oakland.
Source: The Pierz Journal (Pierz, Morrison County, Minnesota) 9 Sept. 1909; transcribed by Marla Zwakman
DIED Mrs. Christina Zimmerman, aged 96 years, an old resident of this county, coming here in the early eighties, passed away Thursday Aug. 26, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Henry Wullener in the town of Agram. She enjoyed a large acquaintance and her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her. Mrs. H. Wuellner of Agram, Henry Zimmerman of Swan River, Mrs. Ernest Muncy of Bellevue, Wm. Carl, and Christ Evert of' Unity, Wis., and a son, John, in the old country, are left to mourn her loss. The funeral took place from the German Lutheran church in Little Falls.
Transcriber’s note: Her maiden name was Schuld and she was born 4 Feb. 1833 in Pomerania, Germany. Her first husband was Christian Joachim Ewert. These are the transcriber’s great-great grandparents.
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