Obituaries - L
Wahoo, Neb., June 7 – Albert Larson was found dead last night in one of the outbuildings at his home in Wahoo, which he had recently occupied, having moved here from an Iowa farm. Mr. Larson had just returned from a few weeks treatment at a sanitarium at Lincoln.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated June 8, 1914]
Wahoo – John Larson, ninety-six, who died at Wahoo June 12, is believed to have been the oldest resident of Saunders county. He was born in Sweden in 1834 and came to Nebraska in 1868. A year later Mr. Larson homesteaded on eighty acres of land near Weston. He lived in a dugout on a creek bank. In 1874 he doubled his farm acreage by purchase of eighty acres of land from the Union Pacific railroad at from five to six dollars an acre. Two years before he was married, driving to Omaha for the ceremony. The trip took two days, including a brief stop at Fremont.
Mr. Larson accumulated a more than comfortable income. This was depleted from time to time, it is said, by his custom of giving financial assistance to fellow countrymen starting on their own in this country. Mr. Larson moved to Wahoo in 1910.
Besides his wife, with whom he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary in 1922, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Wallace, Mills; Dora, Wahoo, and a son, Arthur, who now lives on the old homestead.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated June 22, 1930]
Larson, Peter L.
Peter L. Larson, eighty-three, Wahoo, died in Lincoln at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G.M. Hedvall, Lincoln, and Mrs. Albert Syverson, Wahoo; two sons, Alfred, Dorchester, and Lars, Wahoo, and twenty-two grandchildren. The body is at Helmsdoerfer’s and will be taken to Wahoo for services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Mr. Nickerson officiating. Burial in Sunset cemetery, Wahoo.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated April 18, 1932]
Suicide On A Train
J.K. Lausen Takes His Life on No. 1, on Medbury Hill Sunday
Mountain Home, June 26 – Yesterday as No. 1 train of the Union Pacific was coming up Medbury Hill, about 15 miles from here, J.K. Lausen, a Swede, who was traveling from Wahoo, Neb., to Portland, Ore., committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver. He had tried to jump from the train before, but was caught by the trainmen. After a while he went in the toilet room and placed the gun in his mouth, pointed it upward and pulled the trigger.
Four letters and telegrams were found on his person. It was decided he was slightly deranged before he left Nebraska. He was on his way to visit a daughter in Oregon.
A coroner’s inquest was held yesterday. Telegrams were sent to Wahoo but as no answer came the remains were buried in the graveyard here this morning.
[From the Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho), dated June 27, 1893]
Banker’s Wife Hears Call
Wahoo, Neb., March 9 – Mrs. Grace Lehmkuhl, fifty-three, wife of Ed Lehmkuhl, president of the First National bank of Wahoo and a former president of the Nebraska Retail Hardware Dealer’s association, died in Wahoo Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Charles and Irma of Wahoo, and Walter, a student at the University of Nebraska. Her mother is living in California.
[Source: Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated March 10, 1927]
Wahoo Pioneer Dies
Wahoo (UP) – John Lindercamp, 89, father of Mrs. E.E. Placek, and an early day pioneer of Wahoo, died here Saturday. Two other daughters, Miss Gretchen of Wahoo, and Mrs. Myrtle Dohrman, Chicago, and three sons, Lloyd and Oscar of Wahoo and John of David City also survive. Mrs. Lindercamp died in 1919.
[Source: Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated January 24, 1937]
Wahoo, Neb., Feb. 23 – August Lundholm, a farmer residing six miles northwest of this city, attempted to commit suicide last night by shooting himself through the right breast with a revolver. His recovery is doubtful. He was 27 years of age. The cause of the shooting is as yet unknown.
[Source: Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), dated February 24, 1895]