Another fatal accident happened in this vicinity Monday evening of last
week when John Nelson, who lived northeast of town suffered injuries that
resulted in his death. He was driving
some cattle and while running to head them the way he wanted them to go he fell
and struck his abdoman on the stub of a cornstalk. He was alone in the field and some distance
from the house and the injury was so painful that he had much difficulty in
getting home. A doctor was called at
once but there was no outward injury and it was not thought that the case was
serious. Soon, however, as he became
worse, it became certain that there were serious internal injuries and an
operation was decided upon. This was
performed as soon as possible and it was found that the intestines perforated
and that there was no hope for his recovery.
He died Wednesday evening.
Johanes (sic) Nelson was born in Smoland Sweden the 9 th of
May, 1850. He came to America in 1881
and located at Altona, Ill where he resided six years. In 1887 he came to Nebraska and settled on a
farm near Newman Grove where he lived until his death. February 6, 1889 he was united in marriage to
Clara Carlstom. To this union ten
children were born. Besides the
children, his wife, three brothers and four sisters in Nebraska and one brother
and one sister in Sweden are left to mourn his untimely death. At his death he was 65 years and four days
old. He has been a member of Zion
Swedish church since its organization.
The funeral was held Sunday and a large number of old friends followed
the body to its last resting place. The
sorrowing family have the sympathy of many friends.
Newman Grove Reporter
Transcribed and Contributed by: Janet M Nelson/Kim
Sims of First Nebraska Given Military Funeral at Madison
Dispatch to the World Herald
Nebraska, February 12. -- The funeral of Private
Arthur C. Sims of Company F., First Nebraska Volunteers,
was held here yesterday at Heln's Opera House.
1,200 people were in attendance and services were conducted
by Company F, First Nebraska National Guard and addresses
wee made by Rev. J. L. St. Clair, Rev. J. E. Fowler
and Rev. Lowrle.
procession to the cemetery was three quarters of a mile
long and was led by the Madison Cornet Band, followed
by the Hearst, escorted by a detail of Company I. Behind
the hearse came relatives and friends of the deceased,
Company F. the Grand Army of the Republic Post and friends
in carriages and on foot.
the cemetery a short prayer was said by Rev. J. E. Fowler,
three volleys were fired and trumpeters sounded taps.
remains of First Sergeant Arthur H. Veckers and Corporal
Walter M. Reiley, both of Company F. are expected this
week. They will be buried in the same lot in Claussen
Cemetery with Sims and a monument will be erected to
their memory by the citizens of Madison.
Omaha World Herald - February 13, 1900
Mrs. Thomas Carraher
Mrs. Thomas Carraher, pioneer ofMadison
County, died here after a three days illness. She leaves two sons and four
Omaha World Herald
October 23, 1921
Transcribed and contributed by: Dan Zwakman
Mrs. William Rottler
Mrs. William Rottler died in a local hospital during an operation. She had
lived in this county many years. Two daughters and five sons survive.
Omaha World Herald - Feb. 9, 1922
Transcribed and contributed by: Dan Zwakman
Catherine Foltz was born in Polk, Illinois, November 5, 1865 and
departed this life at 2:40 a.m. July 22, 1924. In early infancy she came
with her parents to Iowa where they remained for about fifteen years
when they moved to Oakdale, Nebraska.
Soon after this the deceased
was married to Mr. E. A. Bickford at Neligh on November 16, 1882. Not
long after their marriage the young people moved on a farm north of
Oakdale where they have resided almost continuously.
their home with sons and daughters as follows, Alernon, of Oakdale, a
step son; Mrs. May Grandall, Billings, Montana, Lowell of Ewing, William
of Oakdale, Rolland of Casper, Wyoming; the
mistresses, Edythe and Ethyle Lorenzon, and Mildred Falleson of Neligh.
Mrs. Amanda Hendrson of Oakdale, Mrs. Thelma Wilson of Ashby and Elsie
The deceased was reared in the Dunkard Church now
known as the Church of the Brethren, had an experience of salvation and
was a lovable and patient mother. While she had been sick for about five
years it was not until last September that members of the family
thought her failing in any noticeable degree. On July 11 she went to the
Hospital for surgical work from which she did not recover.
was during her last hours that she left some very comforting testimony
to her family about the palace made ready for her and was satisfied to
go, leaving her love to her friends, and requesting that they should not
weep tears of sorrow for her but rather tears of joy. Beside her
husband, sons, and daughters and other relatives, also twenty-two
grandchildren, three great grandchildren with
many others who were her friends. The services were held in the
Methodist Church of Oakdale, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. L. Meyers,
assisted by Rev. Hill of the Presbyterian Church and the interment was
in the Oakdale Cemetery in the family lot.
Transcribed and contributed by: Terri Carota
August Martin Schwarting
Obit: August Martin Schwarting
October 31, 1901 April 12, 1940
Services Held for A. M. Schwarting
Funeral services for A. M. Schwarting, prominent stockman and feeder, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Friedens Evangelical church in Tilden, Re. J. Kruzer officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F.
Cemetery at Tilden.
August Martin Schwarting was still a young man in the prime of his manhood when the final summons came to call him suddenly to his eternal reward. He was blessed with good health through out his life
and by the grace of God was enabled to meet his responsibilities when he became ill very quickly and
after only one week succumbed in the early afternoon of Friday, April 12, at his home near Oakdale.
In his chosen vocation of life as stockman and farmer he demonstrated his business acumen to such an extent that he won the admiration of all who were associated with him as friends. Unwilling to yield to
necessity for rest and recreation, he overtaxed his strength and soon laid low by illness to
which he suddenly succumbed.
At the time of his death he was aged thirty-eight years, five months and twelve days.
He was born at Howells, Cuming County, Nebraska, on October 31, 1901, and three years later, in 1904, he came to this community where he spent his childhood, grew to manhood and lived until the time of
his death. On September 3, 1922, he entered the union of holy matrimony with Miss Velda Duncan which
lasted for about eleven years. On May 11, 1935, he was married to Miss Pauline Zurcher at Valentine,
to which union two children were born. He was a member of the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Schwarting; his daughters, Shirley Jean and Donna Mae; his mother, Mrs. Mary Schwarting, Oakdale; his brothers, George and William, Oakdale, and Louis, Tilden;
his sisters, Mrs. Anna Kinney, Oakdale, and Mrs. Lizzie Bickford, Lebanon, Oregon; other relatives and
(Karl George Martin Schwarting)
Submitters Name: Terri Bickford Carota
Mary Christina Peters Schwarting
Obit: Mary Christina Schwarting
February 27, 1866 January 7, 1945
Mary Christina was born in Ohio, February 27, 1866. She passed away Sunday evening, January 7, 1945,
at the age of 79 years 9 months and 10 days.
She was united in marriage on May 11, 1882, to John Schwarting. In 1904 she came with her husband
and children to Antelope County, Nebraska to make this part of the country her home.
Nine children were born into her family, four of whom preceded her in death; namely, Mrs. Hannah Durre,
Fred, Charles and August.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1914. Those surviving of her children are: Mrs. Anna Kinney of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mrs. Lizzie Bickford of Eddyville, Oregon; and George, Wyoming and Louis residing
in our community. She is also survived by two brothers and two sister, 33 grandchildren and 13 great
Following the death of her husband she first made her home with her son August till he passed on, and
with George and his wife since that time.
Enjoying good health she never knew what sickness was until about three months ago she began to
complain of pain in her left side. This condition grew worse day after day. Finally she broke down entirely and had to be taken to the hospital where she passed to her final
reward last Sunday night at 11 o'clock. Upon a checkup by the physician it was found that a blood clot
had settled in her heart, which was the cause of her death.
She was a member of the Evangelican Friedens Church ever since she came to our community and
attended the services whenever possible. The last time she attended the service was on Christmas Eve
during the program, which she appreciated very much.
Submitters Name: Terri Bickford Carota
Norfolk Boy Killed While Riding In Car
Special Dispatch to the World Herald
Norfolk, Nebraska, April 2. Phillip Christian, 17, was
killed Easter Sunday when his car turned over on top of him.
Christian was riding the funning board, making repairs while
the car was in motion.
The World Herarld, Omaha
Tuesday, April 3, 1923