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Levi Colgrove
Grand Forks Herald (3 Dec. 1912) submitted by FoFG MZ
Levi Colgrove, the first settler in Hettinger county, died recently at the home of a son in Montana. Mr. Colgrove was 79 years old and came to Dakota territory in 1882, working around Bismarck and Mandan, and later settling in what is now Hettinger county.

Mrs. Sticken
Grand Forks Herald (6 Nov. 1914) Submitted by FoFG MZ
Fargo, N.D., Nov. 5. – Mrs. Sticken, wife of Sheriff Sticken of Hettinger county, died at a local hospital. Death came as a result of heart failure, from which she had been a sufferer.

Judge Wilkom
Grand Forks Herald (28 July 1910) submitted by FoFG MZ
Judge Wilkom, of Hoosier, one of Hettinger county’s boosters, died last week at Seymour, Ind.
 

Bismarck Daily Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota), December 29, 1887
The first death in the New England colony, Hettinger County occurred on the 18th inst.  James E. Sullivan fell to the bottom of a well and was fatally injured internally.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Bismarck Daily Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota), December 29, 1887
Col. J. B. Mead, secretary of the New England Colony association, Hettinger County, died recently at his home in Vermont.  He had a fine record as a citizen and the colony he was helping to found will miss his enthusiasm and counsel.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Col. John B. Mead, associate editor of the Rainy Buttes Sentinel and one of the organizers of the New England colony that settled in Hettinger County last summer is dead.  His New England home was in Randolph, Vt., where he enjoyed the distinction of being considered one of the leading republicans of the Green Mountain state. He represented his township in the state legislature in 1867 and County in the senate in 1878; served the state two years as state superintendent of agriculture, and was commissioner from Vermont to the New Orleans exposition and represented his state at the North, Central and South American exposition in New Orland in 1885.  But for his able associates, the Hettinger County colonization scheme would suffer greatly by his death.  He was secretary of the association.  Hon. T. W. Bicknell of Boston is president.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Bismarck Daily Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota), November 7, 1914
Mrs. Sticken Dies
Fargo, N.D. Nov. 6
Mrs. Sticken, wife of Sheriff Sticken of Hettinger County, died at a local hospital.  Death came as a result of heart failure, from which she had been a sufferer for some time, and was most unexpected as her condition has shown much improvement of late.
The husband was notified of the sad fact and is expected to arrive in the city.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) August 1, 1957
Robert Oldenburg
Last rites were held recently at New England, N.D., for Robert Oldenburg, 68, a former Sheboygan resident who had made his home in North Dakota since 1910.
Born in Germany Oct. 15, 1888, Mr. Oldenburg came to this County, direct to Sheboygan, with his parents in 1892, attended Lutheran school here, and was confirmed here in the Lutheran faith.
He was married to Louise Bohlman at New England, N.D., Oct. 7, 1820.  She, together with five children, survives. Also surviving are three brothers, Otto, Ernst, and Emil Oldenburg, all of Sheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Kohls, Sheboygan and Mrs. John Degen, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) June 25, 1958
Herman Schlenvogt
Funeral services for Herman Schlenvogt, 73, of Regent, N.D., a former Port Washington resident were held June 11, with services held at the English Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Schulz officiated and burial was at the Regent Cemetery.
He was born at Port Washington on Jan. 12, 1885, son of Emil and Emma Papelka Schlenvogt.  When he was 20 years old he moved to North Dakota where he filed on a homestead east of Regent and lived there until 1943.
He was married to Rebecca Westby on April 27, 1911.  He served on the Regent School Board and was chairman of the township board. After moving into Regent he was chairman of the village council.
He died at the Dickinson Hospital on June 7 after a short illness.  He had been suffering with a heart condition for some time.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Esther) Biglor of Seattle, Wash. And Mrs. A. A. (Evelyn) Woodward of Corpus Christi, Tex.; about four brothers, Otto of Hebron, N.D., William of Regent, August of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Charles of Ingels, Mich; two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Janke (his twin) of Milwaukee and Mrs. Lonnie Hunter of Sedro Woolley, Wash.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1935 and also by four brothers and two sisters.
Contributed by Nancy Piper

Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) February 9, 1961
William Schlenvogt
A former Ozaukee County resident, William Schlenvogt, 71, of Regent, N.D., died Jan. 28 at his home.  He had been in ill health the past two years.  Funeral services were held Feb. 1, with burial in the Mott, N.D. Cemetery.
Mr. Schlenvogt was born at Port Washington on Feb. 18, 1889, the son of Emil Shlenvogt and Emma Poepelke Schlenvogt.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Frieden’s Evangelical and Reformed Church and grew up in Ozaukee County.
He moved to North Dakota in 1908 and settled on a homestead farm near Mott where he farmed until retirement and moved to Regent.  He married Leona Roever of Waubeka on June 27, 1914.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Orville of Watsonville, Calif., Warren near Mott, and Glenn at Oakes, N.D.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Vientens at Erie, N.D.; three brothers, Otto of Hebron, N.D., August of Crystal Lake, Ill. And Charles of Ingalls, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Janke at Shawano, Wis. And Mrs. Louise Hunter of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and 15 grandchildren.
His parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Contributed by Nancy Piper
















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