South Dakota

Walworth County, South Dakota


Source: The Alpena Journal, Alpena, South Dakota
Sent in by Carole Dick - Hartt Researcher

LAURA (BEALS) HARTT, wife of Rev. Albert Hartt of Alpena, South Dakota was born in Blaine, Maine, on Sept. 18, 1879. She passed away at the Methodist hospital in Mitchell, S.D., on October 5, 1943, after an illness of 5 years. She received her education in the Blaine public school and Ricker Junior
College, Houlton, Maine. She then taught school for three years in the public schools of Aroostook Co. Maine.
On Christmas Day, 1900, she was united in marriage to Rev. Albert Hartt, and immediately thereafter took the position which she faithfully filled for forty-three years as mistress of her parsonage home. Eight of these years were lived in Maine, and thirty-five of them in South Dakota. Arriving in the State in November 1908, her first home was in Selby, S. D. Subsequently she lived in Britton, Lead and Redfield. During the two years in which her husband served in the First World War as chaplain, Mrs. Hartt and family lived in Mitchell, S.D. Following the war the family was stationed at Pierre. Subsequent
pastorates were at Groton, Doland, Hecla, and Miller. Two years ago, in feeble health, Mrs. Hartt entered at Alpena, her last parsonage home.
Death came to her peacefully at the end of two months stay in the hospital at Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, two sons, James C. of Huron, S.D. and Julian N. of New Haven, Conn.; two daughters: Mrs. A. L. Hutchinson of Lexington, KY, and Betty of Alpena, Four grandchildren survive her and also four brothers and two sisters.

From the memorial leaflet & obituary clipping
Contributed by Jacque McDonnell


Birth: Dec. 27, 1929 (Volga, SD)
Parents: William & Marie (Ringham) Burdick
Marriage: Mavis Kelley (Dec. 15, 1949, Brookings, SD)
Death: Dec. 29, 1991 (Mobridge, SD)
Age: 62
Funeral: Jan. 2, 1992 (Kelsing Chapel, Mobridge, SD,)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Volga schools
Occupation: carpenter; Anderson Construction
Locations: relocated from Volga to Highmore (age 16, lived with aunt and uncle)
Organizations/Civic: Moose Club; North Central Genealogical Society
Preceded in death by: father

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

Aberdeen Daily News (29 Oct. 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mrs. Katrina Baum of Shelby died yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock at St. Luke's hospital after an illness of about four days. The body was taken this morning to Selby where burial will be made.
Deceased was 33 years of age and is survived by a husband, Edward Baum, and five small children. She was born in Russia and had lived at Selby for about 5 years.

Aberdeen Weekly News (8 Apr. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mrs. Katy Lipelt of Selby was brought to the city Tuesday evening for an operation Wednesday. Her body was shipped back to Selby next morning. Mrs. Lipelt died at 2:30 a.m. of tuberculosis and gall trouble.

Aberdeen Daily News (8 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Albina Hauck, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hauck, who reside near Mound City, died at St. Luke's hospital this morning at 5 o'clock from peritonitis due to a violent attack of appendicitis. The child was brought to this city last night and taken to St. Luke's, where an operation was to have been performed, but the little girl was too far gone, and medical aid was of no avail.
The body will be shipped to Selby tomorrow morning for burial, but the arrangements for the funeral have not yet been arranged.

Aberdeen Daily News (29 Nov. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Albert A. Lyman of Kansas City, Mo., who went to Glenham about three months ago in the hopes that the climate would benefit his health, passed away on November 22, at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. B. Thomas. The deceased was born at Huntington, Ind., September 2, 1863. He leaves a widow and daughter, who have been with him the past month and assisted in his care. Internment was made at Selby, Rev. J. A. Thomas of Java, preaching the sermon.

Aberdeen Daily News (3 Oct. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mrs. Cora Vroman, wife of E. E. Vroman of Mound City, died last evening at a local hospital at 7:30 following a very short sickness. The deceased woman was 65 years of age, but had been in good health until a week ago when she became ill and was removed to Aberdeen for medical attention.
Mr. and Mrs. Vroman came to South Dakota in 1912 from Rome, N. Y. and had made their home in Mound City for several years. Mrs. Vroman is survived by her husband and a host of friends but has not living relatives or children.
The body accompanied by Mr. Vroman, will be shipped tomorrow to Selby, where funeral services and internment will be made tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.

From the Aberdeen (SD) American-News

Nov. 14, 1908


Rev. S. F. Brown, formerly pastor of the Methodist church of this city, died yesterday at his home at Selby.  The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  At the time of his death he was on the superannuated list.

The deceased leaves a wife and several children, one of whom is now a Methodist minister at Parker, this state.

From the Aberdeen (SD) American

April 2, 1907


The remains of Earl M. Parrott, who died at Selby early yesterday morning of apoplexy, were brought to this city yesterday evening and were met at the depot by an escort of the Aberdeen Masonic lodge.  They were taken to Wilson's undertaking rooms where they remained over night.  The morning the Masons will escort the body to the south train to be taken to Woonsocket, where the burial will be made today.  The deceased was a single man about 25 years of age and was a member of the Selby lodge, A. F. & A. M.  He was in the restaurant business at that place.

From Unknown, undated newspaper

Submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie


Solomon S. Thomas born Covington, KY, 2/26/1826 and died at his son Thomas Monroe Thomas' home Carter, South Dakota, June 21, 1916 age 90 years 3 months 26 days. Mr. Thomas with his parents moved to Indiana when 4 months old, settling on a farm near Indianapolis in 1848, at age 22 he married, Martha Clark Scott. Soon after moved to Richland County, Wisconsin. During Civil War he enlisted in Company D 32nd Wisconsin volunteer infantry. He served about 1 year and was with Sherman in his famous march to the sea. After the war he returned to Wisconsin and resumed his occupation of farmer/preacher, being an ordained minister of the Baptist church.

In March 26, 1872 his wife died leaving a large family. Mr. Thomas came to South Dakota in July 1876, settling on a homestead in Lake County in that year and acted as a pastor for several years. In 1898 he moved to Walworth County South Dakota where he lived until about 4 years ago, when he went to live with T.M. Thomas. Survived by 11 Children, 9 still living, 42 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren. Interment is at Winner, South Dakota.

The Thomas clan originally from Virginia, then to Kentucky where Solomon S. was born then to Indiana a short time then to Wisconsin. Solomon S. Thomas' mother had 2 sisters who were married to famous people, one to Gen. Winfield Scott and the other to Jefferson Davis."

Obituary, unknown newspaper
Submitted by Jacque McDonnell

Mathilda Hansen
born 07/26/1869
died 03/10/1954

Funeral services for Mrs. Mathilda Hansen, 84, Gem Township pioneer who died Wednesday, were held Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. E. W. Nervig, the Rev. A. Elmer Moe and the Rev. H. O. Scobey officiated.
Mrs. E. W. Nervig was soloist and Mrs. Arnold Krueger Jr., Owatonna, Minn., was organist. Burial was in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery, Gem Township.
Pallbearers, all grandsons of Mrs. Hansen, were frank Dixon, Howard Hansen, Irvin Kringen and Maurice Kringen, all of Aberdeen; Oliver Olsen, Highmore; Arnold Krueger, Owatonna; Gordon Burke, Watertown, and George Hansen Jr., Stratford.

Mrs. Mathilda Hansen, widow of the late Christ Hansen, Brown County pioneer, died Wednesday at her farm home in Gem Township. She was 84. She had been in failing health since July.
Mrs. Hansen lived in Gem Township 71 years. She was born July 26, 1869, in Columbia county, Wis. She came with her parents to Groton in 1882, settling later in Gem Township. She was married to Christ Hansen in Gem Township in 1886.
The Hansens homesteaded near Java until 1890, when they returned to the James river Valley. They lived on a farm on the outskirts of Aberdeen from 1921 to 1925, returning then to Gem Township. Mr. Hansen died in 1933.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and burial will be at the Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery in Gem Township. The Rev. E. W. Nervig, the Rev. A. Elmer Moe and the Rev. H. O. Scobey of Scandinavia Lutheran will officiate. Huebl Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Carl M. and Hans C. of Aberdeen, Herman L. of Groton and George M. of Stratford; four daughters, Mrs. Bernt Kringen and Mrs. Arnold M. Krueger of Aberdeen, Mrs. Edward Bunsness of Groton and Mrs. George Burke of Watertown; two sisters Mrs. Fred Pye of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Dagmar Olsen of Dawson, Minn., 37 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Three daughters preceded her in death.



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