Roberts County Obituaries

 

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Allen, S. E.
Andersen, Carl
Aney, Mina

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Barnes, Daughter
Bjork, Daughter
Bjork, Mrs. Orlando

Block, Lucy

Breidenback, John Jr.
Burdick, Mrs. F. A.
Burdine, Frank

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Campbell, Mayme
Christianson, Anna

Cliffgard, Selma

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Dobson, Mable

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Ekman, Victor

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Fjerdingstad, Lauritz
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Hansen, Hans
Helwig, Irene
Hills, Lauren
Horr, Arthur
Horton, Mrs. Bert
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Johnson, Henry

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Kelley, Dennis
Krause, Donald

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LaBelle, Marion
Laing, Karey
Longfrindson, Karin

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Manley, Elvira

Manley, Mattie
Manley, Nathan
Matteson, Amanda
Mazahowaste

McNeary, Ellen Dunphy
Mireau, Moses
Mueller, LeRoy

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Nelson, Karrie
Nerison, George

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Peever, Tom

Pretzer, E.

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Rice, Robert
Rodeen, Christine

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Seaboy, Didymus
Spider, Teen
Stowell, Flora

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Zapp, Clarence
Zapp, Jay


 

 

 

From the Huronite and the Daily Plainsman
July 14, 1957

CLARENCE ZAPP

Birth: Aug. 16, 1930 (Rosholt,
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zapp Sr.
Marriage: Beverly Olson (June 27, 1955, of Lake Preston)
Death: July 4, 1957 (near Kenosha, WI)
Funeral: July 8, 1957 (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carthage, SD)
Education: Woonsocket schools
Occupation: Machinist, American Brass Co.
Military: Navy (Nov. 15, 1950, Omaha - Aug. 23, 1954, San Diego)
Locations: moved to Kenosha 2 1/2 years before his death.
Organizations/Civic: Brass and Copper Workers Union, Local 19322; Naval Reserve
Other: Died in a car accident; infant son Jay died as the result of the accident; wife/mother in critical condition at time of funeral
Preceded in death by:

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

From the Huronite and the Daily Plainsman
July 14, 1957

JAY ZAPP

Death: June 30, 1957 (near Kenosha, WI)
Funeral: July 8, 1957 (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carthage, SD)
Other: father Clarence died in this car accident as well; mother in critical condition at time of his funeral

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Obituary contributed by Susanne Bain

IRENE ROSE THURINGER HELWIG

Residence: Milbank
Birth: Aug 08, 1917 (near Eden)
Parents: George and Johanna (Wier) Thuringer
Baptism: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Eden)
Marriage: Max Helwig (in Eden, SD)
Death: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 (Milbank, SD)
Age:  93
Funeral: "Thursday" (Immaculate Conception Church, Waubay)
Burial: Waubay Catholic Cemetery
Education: Eden, SD
Occupation: Telephone operator, house cleaner, babysitter, caretaker for church, cafe in Ortley.  Retired 1987.
Locations: Milbank, Waubay, Eden, Grenville, Ortley.
Organizations/Civic: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Altar Society; Waubay Senior Citizens.
Preceded in death by: son and daughter.

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]


 

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, August 12, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Mrs. John M’Neary, Sr., Died Today

Another of Brown County’s Brave Women Settlers Expires

Death today called another of Brown county’s pioneers, taking a woman of great worth and wide acquaintance over the county. Mrs. John McNeary, Sr., died this morning about 9 o’clock, at the family residence in this city, at 111 South Arch street, the cause of death being heart trouble. Mrs. McNeary had been ill for the past two weeks but it was expected that she would recover. News of her death will be received with regret over the county among the residents especially of the early days.

Mrs. McNeary was married to John McNeary in Minnesota in February 1876, her maiden name being Ellen Dunphy, and was 55 years of age at her demise. To them were born ten children, of whom nine are living, all being residents of this vicinity. Four of the children are daughters, Mrs. Michael Tormey, Mrs. George Dell, Miss Ellen McNeary and Miss Ruby McNeary. The sons are John, Jr., James, Joseph, William and Stephen. Her husband also survives here. Mr. and Mrs. McNeary removed to this county in 1885, settling near Ordway, and living there until a few years ago, when Mr. McNeary retired and came to this city to live, retaining his property in the country.

The funeral, it is expected, will be held Saturday from Sacred Heart church in this city, Father Dermody officiating, the exact hour to be announced later as word from relatives is awaited.


John Breidenback, Jr.
 

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Tuesday, August 10, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

A. Ott received word this morning that John Breidenback, Jr., died this morning of typhoid fever at his home in Minneapolis. The remains will be brought to this city and the funeral will be held Thursday morning in Sacred Heart church, Father Dermody and Father Dahlmanns officiating. Mr. Breidenback was an Aberdeen boy, going from here to Minneapolis two years ago, where he had been engaged in the drug business. He was a son of John Breidenbach of this city and was 30 years old. He was unmarried.

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Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Wednesday, August 11, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

The body of John Breidenbach, Jr., will arrive from Minneapolis in the morning and the funeral will take place at 10 o’clock from Sacred Heart church, the Rev. Father Dermody officiating. The body will be met at the train by friends here and the pall bearers will be selected from among lodge brothers of the deceased.

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Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, August 12, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

A large attendance marked the funeral of the late John Breidenbach, Jr., who died in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon, which took place this morning from Sacred Heart church with Father Dermody in charge. The Elks formed the escort of honor and acted as pall bearers to the former Brown county boy. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in the family lot.


 

Mrs. Elvira Manley

 

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Tuesday, August 10, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Mrs. B. E. Manley of Sisseton, mother of Mrs. Isaac Perry, died yesterday morning at her home in Sisseton. The remains will be brought to this city and the funeral will be held here tomorrow. Mrs. Manley lived here with Mrs. Perry until about a year ago when she moved to Sisseton.

 

 

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Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Wednesday, August 11, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

The funeral of the late Mrs. Elvira Manley, mother of Mrs. Isaac Parry, of this city, who died at Sisseton, will take place tomorrow afternoon from the family residence at 607 Ninth avenue southeast. Interment will be Riverside.

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Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, August 12, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

The last rites over the remains of Mrs. B. E. Manley of Sisseton, mother of Mrs. Isaac Parry of this city, were held from the residence of the daughter on Ninth avenue southeast this afternoon, interment being at Riverside.


 

PRETZER, E.

 

Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Tuesday, August 10, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

E. Pretzer died this afternoon of typhoid fever at Samaritan hospital. He has lived in this city for two years and was employed by his brother, Herman Pretzer, most of the time until he became sick.

 

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Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, August 12, 1909

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

The funeral of the late E. Pretzer took place this afternoon from the undertaking rooms of the J. B. Moore company. A large number of friends were present to escort the remains to their last resting place at Riverside cemetery.


Cliffgard, Selma

Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Sunday, 27 May 1923; transcribed by FoFG mz

The sad news reached Sisseton Monday that Mrs. Ernie Cliffgard, nee Selma Christianson, a bride of less than a year, a graduate of the Sisseton high school 1921, had passed away at Ivanhoe, Minn., where she was operated on for ruptured appendicitis. The body was shipped here for burial. Funeral services were held from the Trinity Lutheran church Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock. She leaves to mourn her early death her parents, one sister, one brother, and her husband.

Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD), Sunday, 27 May 1923
Contribitor: FoFG MZ


Mireau, Moses

A Real Pioneer Gone Beyond

Moses Mireau, who years ago was chairman of the board of County Commissioner of Roberts County, having served with L. S. Hougen and Fred Dittes in that capacity in the late eighties, passed away in Ortonville on December fourth. 

Mr. Mireau had an interesting career that would fill a book, which is of especial importance to our readers for the reason of his association with this section of the county in the early days. 

The Ortonville Journal of recent date had the following to say about him: “Moses Mireau was born of French parents in the Province of Quebec, Canada, in April 1834 or 5, and died Dec. 4, 1915, at his home in Ortonville at the ripe age of 81 years. His parents gave him an academy education and wanted him to study for the priesthood, but his religious conceptions changes and altered the whole course of his life. Early in life he came to Minnesota to work for various traders, until 1862, when he attempted to establish an Indian trading post on Big Stone lake, but the Indian war broke out and compelled him to flee for his life. He was the last man, and some say the only white man to escape from an upper window in the house at Redwood Falls which was surrounded by Indians. He took refuge among the trees and was not found. He came back to Big Stone Lake in the winter of 1865 or 6 and located two miles above Hartford in 1867 and Linden Beach in 1869. 

The deceased was probate judge in 1880 of Grant County S. D., and County Commissioner for several years. In 1896 he came to live in Ortonville where he spent the evening of his life. He owned the boat livery. 

Because of his heroism and zeal in the Indian war the state of Minnesota awarded him a pension. Those who knew him intimately and for a long time crown his old age with these words of commendation: “He was a man well informed and well liked by all who knew him. No one could say aught against Moses Mireau. Most honest man I ever knew. Never wronged any man. Whatever he told you was the truth.”


Source: The Wilmot Republican (Wilmot, SD); Friday, December 24, 1915, page 1
Contribitor: Suzanne Folk


Manley, Mattie

MATTIE MANLEY

 

SISSETON - Services for Mrs. Mattie Manley, 79, who died Thursday, will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton.

The Rev. Alfred Ostroot will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Claire City.

Mrs. Manley was born July 22, 1885 in Lac Qui Parle County, Minn.

Survivors include one brother, Gilbert Ulstad, Appleton, Minn.; four sisters, Martine Hanson, Otego, N.Y.; Mrs. Axel (Alvina) Berkland, and Mrs. Johnny (Otilde) Bordson, both of Duluth, Minn.; and Mrs. Birdeen (Amanda) Johnson, Madison, Minn.

Bader Funeral Home in Sisseton is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD); Sunday, August 9, 1964
Contribitor: Jim Dezotell


Manley, Nathan

NATHAN DARIUS MANLEY

SISSETON - Services for Nathan Darius Manley, 90, were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mr. Deitsche officiating. Burial was at the Sisseton cemetery.

Mr. Manley died Oct 10 at his home in Sisseton. He had been a resident of Sisseton 19 years following his retirement from farming. He was born April 23, 1870, at Tunnel, Wis.

Surviving are his wife, Mattie Manley; one daughter, Mrs. Charlie Ellis, Shevlin, Minn.; two sons, Rolland, Kalispell, Mont., and Clifford, Sisseton; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Cahill Funeral Home was in charge.


Source: The Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD); Monday, October 17, 1960
Contribitor: Jim Dezotell

 


Ekman, Victor

Victor Ekman Passes At Graceville, Sunday

Victor Ekman, resident of Lake township for many years, passed away at the Graceville hospital early Sunday morning, August 14, after four days of hospitalization.  He was 77 years of age and had been in
failing health the past year.

Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Byron Overby of Binford, N.D., who was called here Saturday, and by two sons Alvin and Harold of Wilmot.  Mrs. Ekman preceded him in death three years ago.

Funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday.

Obituary will appear in the Enterprise next week.



Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, August 18, 1949

Rice, Robert

Soil Conservation Aid Dies In Heart Attack

The community was deeply shocked to learn that Robert Rice, 41, had passed away suddenly from a heart attack at his home in the Tallakson apartments about 9:45 Monday evening.

Mr. Rice, who had not been too well for the past several months, was thought to be well on the road to recovery, and was able to return to his duties at the Roberts County Soil Conservation office and had
spent all day Monday looking after his work as conservation aid, which position he had held in the county for the past seven years.  That evening he had spent the hours with is family and retired to bed, when
he was suddenly stricken and passed away.

He is survived by his wife Mildred and two daughters, Marjorie and Roberta, one sister and two brothers. – Sisseton Courier



Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, August 18, 1949

Nelson, Karrie

Mrs. Nelson Obituary


Karrie Halvorson Nelson was born in Norway in March, 1864.  When 18 years of age she came to the United States and settled with her parents in Nobles county, Minnesota.  There she was married to Anton Nelson in 1894.  The one child was a step-daughter, Mrs. John Olson of Fergus Falls.

About 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Nelson moved to Roberts county and settled near Madsen’s beach and for the past twelve years Mrs. Nelson has lived on the shore of Big Stone lake at Hudson Bay, eight miles east of Wilmot.

Death occurred on Tuesday, May 2, 1933, and deceased was 87 years and two months old.

Mr. Nelson died March 6, 1920.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 11, 1933

Hills, Lauren

Lauren Hills

Lauren Hills was born July 4th, 1854, at Plymouth, Wisconsin, and passed away May 8th, 1933, at his home in Corona, aged 78 years, 10 months and 4 days.

He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters by his first marriage, Mrs. Edith Foster of Sioux Falls, and Mrs. Ethel Clark of Glenbulah, Wis., two daughters by his second marriage, Florence, Mrs. Gilbert Hass of McAllen, Texas; Corinne, Mrs. Ray Sample of Corona; and two step sons, Bert Clark of Jamestown, North Dakota and Dick Clark of Corona; three grandchildren, three sisters, a host of friends.

Mr. Hills was a pioneer, having come to South Dakota in 1879 and has lived in this community nearly 54 years.

Mr. Hills has been in failing health for the last two years and has been confined to the house the greater part of that time.

He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor, a highly respected and influential citizen, and will be greatly missed by all.

It is to be very much regretted that his daughter Mrs. Hass could not be present.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Gugin and Rev. Schmidt were held Thursday afternoon from the home.  A great many friends from the surrounding territory were present at the services and there was a
profusion of floral offerings.  Burial was made at Milbank.



Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 18, 1933

Rodeen, Christine

Mrs. Charles Rodeen

Christine Johnson was born in Alpaca, Wis., Sept. 3, 1837.  She came with her parents when quite young to Norway Lake, Minn. where they resided until the Indian outbreak and was driven to the southern part of Minnesota, where she grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage to Chas. J. Rodeen on Nov. 11, 1881, at Minneapolis, and came as a bride to Wilmot, where they homesteaded.

In 1888 they moved to Big Stone lake where they resided for two years, moving to a farm south of Peever, April 16, 1891, where they lived until 1909.  They then moved to Peever where she passed away on May 14, 1933.  Her husband and five children are left to mourn her departure.

Hers was the active life of a faithful wife and mother.  She will be greatly missed by her many friends and in the church work where she labored so faithfully.

She was always ready to give a helping hand wherever there was a need, and there were few homes in Peever and vicinity that she has not helped in sickness.  Her passing marks the close of a well-spent life.

The funeral was held at Peever Wednesday, with Rev. Gugin of Corona officiating.

We extend our heartful sympathy to the aged husband and children.



Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 18, 1933

Christianson, Anna


Two Elderly Ladies Die Here During Past Week

The community was grieved this week to hear the death of two old residents: Mrs. Andrew Christianson, and Mrs. Lauritz Fjerdingstad.

The obituaries were crowded out this week because of the Senior Edition, and will appear in next week’s issue.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 18, 1933



Mrs. Andrew Christianson

Anna Christine Hansen was born in Denmark on July 27, 1852.  In 1875 she came to this country and settled in Negaunee, Michigan and there
married Andrew Christianson on Oct. 7, 1877.

In 1879 her husband came to Roberts county and filed on a homestead in Springdale township.  The next year she and two children came to their new home where they resided until 1919, when they moved to Wilmot.  In 1925 she came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Sena Hegna, with whom she made her home until her death on May 15, 1933.

Her husband, Andrew Christianson, died March 24, 1922 and three children preceded her in death.

She leaves seven children: Mrs. Sena Hegna, Mrs. Amelia Anderson, John and Albert and Christ of this city, William of Kelso, Wash., and Mrs. Anna Miller of Mohall, N. D.

The funeral was held on Thursday, May 18 at the Lutheran church and interment was made in Bo cemetery.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD) -Thursday, May 25, 1933

Fjerdingstad, Mrs. Lauritz


Two Elderly Ladies Die Here During Past Week

The community was grieved this week to hear the death of two old residents: Mrs. Andrew Christianson, and Mrs. Lauritz Fjerdingstad.

The obituaries were crowded out this week because of the Senior Edition, and will appear in next week’s issue.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 18, 1933

 

 Mrs. Lauritz Fjerdingstad

Karen Fjerdingstad was born in Haugsand, Eker, Norway, and came to the United States in 1905, and settled in Lynn Lake, near Webster.  In 1913 she moved to Merrill, Wisconsin, where Mr. Fjerdingstad died in 1923.  Since that time she has made her home with her children.  Death occurred Saturday, May 13.  The surviving children are: Mrs. Asta Olsen, Notodeen; Mrs. Marie Hansen, Oslo; Mrs. Borghild Kougsgaard, Kougsberg, Norway; Mrs. Allette Adams and Mrs. Sigrid Foss of Wilmot.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 16, by Rev. Nerison and burial was made in Bo cemetery.



Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 25, 1933

Campbell, Mayme

The community was shocked last Wednesday evening when it was learned that Mrs. Mayme Campbell of west Spring Grove township had passed away very suddenly from a heart attack.  Mrs. Campbell had taught her home school for many year, she and her daughter, Irene, living together in that district.  Irene drove to the school house as was her daily custom to get her mother after school Wednesday.  Upon reaching home she went to her chores at the barn, as she has a large amount of stock.  Her mother remarked that she would reset some plants in the garden, and went out for that purpose.  When Irene returned, her mother had not returned to the house as usual to prepare supper.  And upon investigation she found her lying in the garden.  She at once called the boy who works for them and they got Mrs. Campbell into the car and drove at once to Waubay.  But the doctor said she had passed way before they placed her in the car.  The funeral was held at Ortley on Saturday and interment made there.  She leaves to mourn her passing four daughters, Myrtle, who lives in the Black Hills, Verna and Helen, of Agency township and Irene at home, a sister living in the Black Hills and her father in Minnesota.  Also several grandchildren.  Mrs. Campbell was affine Christian woman, a splendid neighbor and friend. She has taught the same school for about eighteen years and was considered one of the very best teachers we had in the county.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD);Thursday, May 4, 1933

Burdine, Frank

Obituary

Frank Edward Burdine, whose death was briefly mentioned in last week’s Enterprise, was born at Britton in Marshall county, South Dakota, May 4th, 1888.  Soon after that he came to this community to reside and for thirty years made this his home, moving to St. Paul about fifteen years ago and has been engaged in the restaurant business there.  Some time ago he disposed of his interests.  On Tuesday a week ago he was being shaved at a barber shop in St. Paul and was about to raise himself in the chair was stricken with a brain hemorrhage.  His condition was serious at once and he was taken to a hospital where he died the following morning.  He was in his 46th year.

Deseased is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Burdine of this city, three brothers, John of St. Paul, Thomas in Washington, William of this city, and five sisters, namely Mrs. Wm. Bowell and Mrs. Myrtle Michael of St. Paulk Mrs. C. A. Land of Durand, Ill., Mrs. Leonard Bernett of Wilmot, and Evah Burdine of Chicago.

Interment was made in a St. Paul cemetery.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD); Thursday, July 27, 1933

Stowell, Flora

Mrs. Flora Stowell Died Tuesday Evening


Mrs. Flora Stowell, old and respected resident of this city, passed away Tuesday evening after an illness of several weeks.  The end was not unexpected, as her condition has been growing steadily worse for
several days in spite of all that medical aid and loving friends could do for her.

An obituary is not available at the time of going to press on Wednesday evening, but will appear next week.

The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church, of which she was a devoted member, on Friday at two o’clock.


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD); Thursday, February 28, 1924

Kelley, Dennis

Dennis Kelley, of Peever, aged about 90 years, for 25 years a resident of Roberts county, was killed February 16th by being hit by a train at Los Angeles, Calif., where he had gone to spend the winter.  Further details of his sudden passing are not available.

The remains will be brought back to Roberts county for burial by his daughter, Mrs. Anna Bateman.  It is expected to arrive at Peever Friday evening and services will be conducted there Saturday morning,
after which the remains will be brought to Sisseton for burial – Sisseton Courier


Source: The Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, SD); Thursday, February 28, 1924

Barnes, Daughter

A young daughter of J. W. Barnes, at Wilmot, drank a large quantity of gelseminum and died within a few hours thereafter.

Source: The Aberdeen News (Aberdeen, SD) - Friday, March 5, 1886

Horr, Arthur

Brakeman Horr Crushed, Dies

Wilmot Man is Caught Between Cars on Sisseton Branch Road

Milbank, S.D., May 7 – Arthur Horr was fatally injured shortly after midnight by being crushed between the bumpers of two cars on a mixed train on the Sisseton branch, and died while being taken to Minneapolis for treatment.  He was a brakeman on the train which was about to start on its way to Sisseton.  He had to go between the cars and was caught and terribly crushed.

A special train was immediately made up, Horr put on board and the train was started t=for Minneapolis where the man could get proper attention and medical aid.  When the train reached Renvill, Minn., Horr died and the body was brought back to Milbank.

Horr lived at Wilmot and leaves a wife, parents, a sister and two brothers.  He was a young man and was in line for promotion.

Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) - Tuesday, May 7, 1907

Mueller, LeRoy

Wilmot – The funeral for LeRoy Mueller, 75, Wilmot, will be at 2 p.m. today at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Wilmot.  The Rev. Harold Hintzman will officiate.

Burial will be in the Wilmot cemetery under the direction of Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. To noon today at Mundwiler Faith Chapel in Wilmot and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He died Tuesday, June 27, 1989, at St. Bernard Hospital at Milbank.

LeRoy Jacob William Mueller was born to Edward and Anna (Luff) Mueller on Nov. 4, 1913, at Ortonville, Minn.  He attended school there.

He married Dorene Rohlfs on Feb. 24, 1938, at Webster.  He farmed in the Corona and Wilmot area until 1961, when they moved into Wilmot.  He was employed by the city of Wilmot and the Wilmot Public Schools until his retirement in 1980.

Source: Aberdeen American News (Aberdeen, SD) - Thursday, June 29, 1989

Matteson, Amanda

Mrs. Amanda M. Matteson died at the home of her son Chas. H. Matteson at Summit, on Thursday, Nov. 6 of general debility from old age.  Mrs. Matteson was a pioneer resident of Day county coming here with the very earliest settlers.  She and her two sons, Chas. And Frank taking land near Butler and resided there a number of years.  She was well-known and much loved for her sweet and patient disposition in those days when life was a real struggle, a gentle, unselfish woman always.  Mrs. Matteson was quite a traveller in later years while her children went their several ways, having made the journey from New York to Tacoma several times.  Her last years were spent in the home of her son at Summit, where she enjoyed every comfort and attention, which kindly solicitude could suggest.  She is survived by her two sons, Chas. Of Summit and William of Tacoma, and two grand-children, Samuel Matteson of Milbank and Pearl Matteson of Bozeman, Mont.  After the funeral service at Summit, the remains were taken to Butler and laid to rest near her daughter and grand-daughter, in a plot on the old homestead.

Source: Aberdeen Sunday American-News (Aberdeen, SD) - Sunday, November 23, 1924

Bjork, Mrs. Orlando & Daughter

Mother And Child Killed

Explosion of Coal Stove In Farm Home Near Rosholt Takes Two Lives

Rosholt, S.D., Sept. 2 – Mrs. Orlando Bjork, was fatally burned yesterday afternoon in her farm home near here, and her three year old daughter was instantly killed when a coal stove exploded, setting fire to the house and burning it to the ground.

Mrs. Bjork died last night at a Wheton, Minn., Hospital.

Source: The Aberdeen Morning American (Aberdeen, SD) - Wednesday, September 3, 1924

Dobson, Mable

Mable M. Dobson, aged 40, of Rosholt died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in a local hospital following an operation.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Rosholt with the Rebekah lodge in charge.

Mrs. Dobson is survived by her husband, Grover C. Dobson, a son, Charles a daughter, Arvada, and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Glasuer of Rosholt.

The body is a Wilson's Undertaking Parlors.


Source: Aberdeen Evening News (Aberdeen, SD) - Friday, March 12, 1926

Burdick, Mrs. F. A.

Mrs. F. A. Burdick died at Sisseton on Thursday after an illness of a year and a half of consumption. She was 43 years old and leaves a husband and six children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Burdick was well known in Aberdeen, being the daughter of Joseph Grace of Plana.

Source: Aberdeen Weekly News (Aberdeen, SD) - November 23, 1899
Contributor: FoFG MZ

Krause, Donald

Donald Dean Krause
age 75, residence: Peever, SD

Born: 11 Feb. 1931 in Doland, SD

Died: 16 Oct. 2006 at home in Peever, SD

Parents: Richard Krause & Laurene Finch
Military: US Navy, Dec. 1950 – Oct. 1954
Marriage: 12 Aug. 1961 to Inez Wicklund in Minneapolis, MN
Employment: Republic Airlines

Children: Sheryl Baker, Duane & wife, Kim Krause, Claira & husband, Jeff Palm, Charles Krause
Siblings:  Mrs. Twyla Tribbit, brothers, Clayton & wife, Ila May Krause, Leroy Krause & Arlyn and wife, Ann Krause

7 grandchildren

Preceded in death by parents, 2 infant children, 3 brothers, & 1 sister

Source: The Sisseton Courier (Sisseton, SD) - October 25, 2006
Contributor: FoFG MZ

Horton, Mrs. Bert

Word has been received in this city of the death at St. Paul Sunday of Mrs. Bert Horton of Sisseton and formerly of Aberdeen.  Mrs. Horton, who has been ailing for some time passed away at a St. Paul hospital. The remains will be taken by Mr. Horton to Sisseton for internment.

Source: Aberdeen Weekly News (Aberdeen, SD) - December 9, 1915
Contributor: FoFG MZ

Allen, S. E.

Browns Valley, Minn., Dec. 19. – Major S. E. Allen, 85, died at his home here today. He had long been prominent in the affairs of the northwest and for a number of years was Indian agent at the Sisseton agency, Roberts county, South Dakota. He was prominent in Masonic circles.

Source: Aberdeen American (Aberdeen, SD) - December 20, 1922
Contributor: FoFG MZ

Peever, Tom

Sisseton, Dec. 31. – Tom Peever, owner of the Peever Mercantile company, one of the largest department stores in the state, died at his home here late last night. He had been ailing for some time, and all his relatives were at the bedside as his death was hourly expected. He was well known in Masonic circles and was a member of Aberdeen consistory No. 4. A special Pullman coach has been chartered, and a large number of friends and relatives will accompany the remains to Henderson, Minn., tomorrow, where internment will be made.

Source: Aberdeen American (Aberdeen, SD) - January 1, 1909
Contributor: FoFG MZ

Manahowaste

Red Killed In Brawl

Murder at Sisseton Reservation – 2 Arrested For Crime

Sisseton, S.D., Feb. 25 – Mazahowaste, a full-blooded Sioux Indian of the Sisseton reservation, was killed at his home, southwest of Peever, in a drunken brawl.  There were several persons, all Indiana, implicated in the killing.

Mazahowaste, his son, Jim Burke, Mary Williams and another squaw had been at Peever and were all intoxicated.  They were returning from Peever and on the road Burke and the Williams squaw attemped to make Mazahowaste do the driving.  He refused and a quarrel resulted.

When they arrived at Mazahowaste’s place, the two set upon him with clubs and beat him on the head.  The Indiana attempted to escape, but his assailants pursued him and knocked him unconscious.  He was found soon after in the shelter of a haystack near the house by another Indian named Jim Horn, who brought him to the house and attempted to revive him, but he died in a few hours later.

Both Burke and Mary Williams have been arrested and are confined in the county jail.

Mazahowaste was a well-known character on the reservation and is thought to have murdered his wife in a similar brawl at Pickerel Lake a year ago.

Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Tuesday, February 25, 1908

Hansen, Hans

WILMOT – Services for Hans P. Hansen, 70, who died at Sisseton Community Hospital, were held at the First Presbyterian Church at Wilmot with the Rev. Irving K. Dietsche officiating.  Burial was at Wilmot.

D. V. Cummins, funeral director, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hansen was born July 19, 1885, at Dow City, Iowa.  He farmed in Lee Township from 1911 to 1952, when he moved into Wilmot.  He married Susie Miller on Sept. 14, 1910.

Survivors are his widow; five sons, Nels, of Peever; Richard, of Summit; Russell and Ray of Wilmot, and Robert, of Clear Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Aspelund, Peever; Mrs. Grace Wilson, Westport, and Mrs. Dolly Fess, Millinton, Tenn.; one brother, Henry, of Vail, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Martin Miller, Hettinger, N.D.

Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) – Saturday, March 17, 1956

Nerison, George

Father of Hub Instructor Dies

GEORGE Nerison, Sisseton, father of Dawn Nerison, Aberdeen, died Thursday at Community Hospital at Sisseton.  Dawn Nerison is principal of Roosevelt and O. M. Tiffany schools.

George Nerison, 84, had been in ill health since November.  Survivors besides his son in Aberdeen include: Two sons Harry and John, of Peever; three daughters Alyce, of Peever; Helen, of Minneapolis, and Grace, of Portland, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Nelson had farmed near Peever since the area was opened for homesteading.  Burial will be at Peever.


Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) Friday, May 10, 1957

LaBelle, Marion
Johnson, Henry


Hearing In Killing of 2 Held Here

EDWARD ASHLEY Brown, 28, charged in the deaths of two persons in a farmhouse near Wilmot early Tuesday, requested a continuance to 2 p.m. Thursday when he appears for a hearing Wednesday night before U. S. Commissioner H. A. Hohler.

The complaint, read to Brown by Hohler, charged the man with knowingly and unlawfully assaulting and killing Henry Bert Johnson, 24, Granite Falls, Minn., and Marion La Belle, 23, Peever, S.D., on n Indian reservation.

Brown was brought to the Hub City from Sisseton about 8 Wednesday night be Deputy U.S. Marshal Ben E. Hughes.  Aberdeen Police Chief S. N. Swenson accompanied Hughes as a guard.

ONLY WORDS

Brown’s only words at the hearing were to request the continuance.

The prisoner is being held without bond in the Brown County jail.

A softball bat was used to inflict the fatal injuries on Johnson and Miss La Belle.  Both died of injuries which left their heads battered beyond recognition.

The killings occurred at the farm home of Andrew Brown about seven miles northwest of Wilmot.

Brown’s former wife, Pearl, 26, is hospitalized at Sisseton in critical condition with head injuries, also caused by the bat.

The murder charge against Brown, a parolee from Minnesota’s Stillwater prison, was filed Wednesday in the deaths of Miss LaBelle and Johnson, who was Brown’s half rother.

WARDS OF GOVERNMENT

Calvin Howard, agent in charge of the FBI in Minneapolis, announced FBI agents filed the federal complaint with Commissioner Hohler.

The federal government entered the case, according to the FBI, because the principals are Indians and therefore wards of the U.S. government.

Franklin Schlueter, Sisseton, who will represent Brown, said his client would plead innocent and ask for a jury trial.

Schlueter said a jury trial would be asked “so the whole truth will be brought out.”


Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, March 15, 1956

Aney, Mina

Mrs. H. L. Laird’s Mother Succumbs

Mrs. Mina Aney, widow of the late G. W. Aney of Peever, and mother of Mrs. H. L. Laird of this city, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Osborn at Sanborn, N.D., Wednesday afternoon at the age of 76 years.  Mrs. Aney resided with Mrs. Laird here for a year after Mr. Aney died four years ago.

Mrs. Aney was a pioneer of the state coming with her husband to Wilmot 50 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at Peever Saturday at 2 p.m. and burial will be made in the family lot at Wilmot.

Mrs. Laird is leaving today for the family home at Peever and her son Virden Laird, Stranford, will leave Saturday morning.


Source: Aberdeen Evening News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, December 6, 1934

Block, Lucy

Disobedient Wife Shot By Sisseton Indian But Suicide Attempt Fails

August Block Shoots His Chin Away After Fatally Wounding Spouse

SISSETON, March 30 – Lucy Block, 35, Indian, was shot and killed at her home west of Peever yesterday.  Her husband, August Block, 60, today was charged with murder.

His chin shot away, Block is  in a hospital here.  Clarence Anderberg, state’s attorney, said that Block shot his wife and then attempted to commit suicide but succeeded only in inflicting a ghastly facial mutilation.

The shooting, Anderberg said, occurred just before a belated breakfast in full view of several guests, who had spent the night at the Block home.

Mrs. Block is said to have refused to join the guests at breakfast, whereupon her husband ordered her to sit down and eat.  When she refused he went outside and returned with a shotgun, declaring he would force her to obey.  The state charges that the Indian woman was shot in the breast.

She lived about an hour, dying just before the arrival of a doctor.

After the shooting, Block went into the yard and wounded himself. Physicians said he will survive.

Anderberg said Block will be prosecuted for murder, but he did not know whether the state of federal government would have jurisdiction. The shooting occurred on land near an old government agency which may still be under federal control, he explained.


Source: Aberdeen Evening News (Aberdeen, SD) – Monday, March 30, 1931

Spider, Teen

Peever Lad Shot By Small Brother

Peever, Oct. 1 – Mr. and Mrs. Alex Spider, living eight miles southwest of Peever, went to church, leaving their two sons, a boy of 7 and the other 14, at home.  While their parents were absent the boys secured possession of their father’s double-barreled shotgun and were playing soldier when the young boy, innocent of knowledge that the gun was loaded, placed it close to his older brother’s breast and pulled the trigger.  The gun was discharged, the load tearing a fearful hole in the older boy’s chest.  Frightened, the little boy managed to mount a horse and went for his father.  A physician was summoned, but nothing could be done and the injured boy died a few hours after the accident.

Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) – Wednesday, October 1, 1913

Longfrindson, Karin

WILMOT, S. D., May 5. – Karin Longfrindson an old woman living on the reservation, was found dead in her shanty. She probably died several weeks before she was discovered. The nearest neighbor lives several miles away. Papers found in her shanty show that she was from Alexandria, Minn., and that she possessed property in notes, bills and exchange, amounting to thousands of dollars.

Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) - Saturday, 6 May 1893
Transcribed by FoFG

Laing, Karey

LAING, Mrs. Edson (Karey), 89, Watertown, died at the Tekawitha Nursing Home in Sisseton.

Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, June 22, 1967

Seaboy, Didymus

SEABOY, Didymus, 60, Sisseton, died Sunday in Sisseton.  Survivors include sons, David, Danny and Dayton, Sisseton; daughters, Genevea Lydia Seaboy, Exzilda Mary Seaboy, and Mrs. William (Jeanette) Barnes, all of Sisseton; and Mrs. Moses (Dorothy) Gill, Waubay; and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Brandt, Peever.

Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, June 22, 1967

Andersen, Carl

ANDERSEN, Carl, 83, long-time resident of Wilmot and Peever communities died at Wilmont recently.

Source: Aberdeen American-News (Aberdeen, SD) – Thursday, June 22, 1967



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