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Johannes Nelson

Arthur C. Sims

Arthur H. Veckers

Walter M. Reiley

Mrs. Thomas Carraher

Mrs. William Rottler

Harriet Cathering Foltz

August Martin Schwarting

Mary Christina Peters Schwarting

Phillip Christian   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johannes Nelson

 

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 — May 19, 1915
Transcribed and Contributed by:  Janet M Nelson/Kim Torp




      Arthur C. Sims

      Arthur H. Veckers

      Walter M. Reiley


      Bury Soldier Son

      Private Sims of First Nebraska Given Military Funeral at Madison

      Special Dispatch to the World Herald

      Madison, 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.

      Fully 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.

      The 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.

      At the cemetery a short prayer was said by Rev. J. E. Fowler, three volleys were fired and trumpeters sounded taps.

      The 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

          Madison – Mrs. Thomas Carraher, pioneer ofMadison County, died here after a three days’ illness. She leaves two sons and four daughters.

          Omaha World Herald October 23, 1921
          Transcribed and contributed by: Dan Zwakman




              Mrs. William Rottler

              Madison – 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



                  Harriet Catherine Foltz

                  Harriet 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.

                  God blessed 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 of Oakdale.

                  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.
                   
                  It 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
                  Source Unknown




                      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 Church, Tilden.

                       

                      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 many friends.

                      (Karl George Martin Schwarting)

                      Submitters Name: Terri Bickford Carota
                      Source Unknown



                          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 grandchildren.

                          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
                          Source Unknown



                            Phillip Christian    

                            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




                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

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