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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1940, Postville, Iowa A live newspaper in a live town. Forty eighth year. Postville Iowa wednesday March 13, 1940. Number 20. Jere contest concert to be held March 27 thespians Commerce class prepare for contests other school news i the Date of the pro contest. Concert Ihas been changed to March 27. The concert will be held at Turner Hall beginning at 7 30 . In order not to make this concert too Long Only the Large groups will perform with enough of the solos and Small groups to make a Well rounded program. A a the investigation was complicated by the claimants of the first and second blood. On the basis of present information Nangle said in his report the estate should be divided into 45 shares of about $42,000 each. Eight persons seemingly entitled individually to half shares were named As follows. John Campbell Vicinity of Castalia Iowa and his sister mrs Robert Clake somewhere in oregon1 Hugh Campbell Belfast mrs Lucius a Mcghee Lansing Iowa and her brother John Armstrong. Postville1 Iowa Robert Iverson Hicks Stamford Conn. Mrs. Bannister Belfast and Robert Anderson near Greenland Lake Hewitt n. J. A a mrs. H. Koevenig passed away tuesday funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at St. Bridget s Catholic Church in this City mrs. Henry m. Koevenig 64, a resident of Postville for Many years passed away tuesday at 1 30 p. M., in her Home after an illness of several years duration. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9 30 o clock in St. Bridget s Catholic Church with Rev. P. Hogan officiating. Interment will be made in Postville cemetery. As Molly Stockman she was born november 7, 1875, in Louisville ky., a daughter of or. And mrs. John Stockman. She came to Postville in her youth with her parents obtaining an education in the Postville schools. On january 12, 1898, she was married at Monona to Henry m. Koevenig. They made their Home in Postville where mrs. Koevenig spent the remainder of her life. She is survived by her husband two sons Joseph h., of Albert Lea Minn., and Paul h., of Decorah four Sisters Anna mrs. John Brown of Austin Minn., Margaret mrs. William Weis Beck of Minneapolis Minn., Catherine mrs. Rudy Borman of Columbus Nebraska and miss Lucy Stockman of Jackson Minn. And three Brothers William Stockman of Postville e. E. Stockman of Alpine calif., and Gilbert Stockman of West Union. Tri county ministerial association meets Here Postville s United Brethren Church was the meeting place of the Tri county ministerial association monday. A program was presented through a series of Book reviews. The Rev. J. Ian Fraser of Postville led the devotional service based on a review of the first epistle of John. Nevin c. Harner s Book on the educational work of the Church was presented by the Rev. Hillis Culver of the Waukon methodist Church. The Rev. William Howell seventh Day adventist minister of Waukon spoke on the parables of Jesus in reviewing White s Christ s object the Rev. Chas. F. Edwards episcopal Rector of Decorah spoke on the life of Albert Schweitzer famous missionary doctor in Africa presenting his two books out of my life and thought and the recent african " at noon the ladies of the Church served a dinner. Fathers and sons will attend banquet Friday members of Postville Lodge no. 707, i. O. O. Of attended a regular meeting of the Lodge Friday evening. Inaudi Tion to taking care of matters the Lodge discussed the annual fathers and sons ? banquet which will be held Friday March 15, in the Hall. Burr Cook is chairman of the committee in charge of the banquet. Others on the committee Are. Lawrence Hofer Lloyd Bruce Harvey q. Christoffer son and Elmer Sander. A program will be Given by students of Postville. Public schools. Everyone who plans on attending is asked by the committee in charge to be on hand by 6 30 p. Turner society will meet in special session Friday members of the Turner society will meet in special session Friday evening to discuss possibility of Selling Turner Hall. Lawrenc a Welzel president of the soc new states that one offer has been rec a ii a by the society for the building. A a,.-.j a \ Imam a Christ Ruckdaschel s passing shrouded in deep mystery body found in burning Home saturday evening state agent is Here making thorough investigation officials Are investigating the death of Christian Ruckdaschel 86 year old retired Farmer whose body was found by members of the Postville fire de photo of or. Ruckdaschel taken at Oldag Courtesy w. Earl Hall Christ Ruckdaschel funeral held today was born on Ocean liner while his parents were Enro Ute to America from their native Germany funeral service for or. Ruckdaschel was held this afternoon in the Edwin Oldag Home with Rev. F. R. Ludwig officiating. Burial was made in the Postville cemetery. Pallbearers were Lavern Ruckdaschel Merrill Dean Ruckdaschel Elrie Ruckdaschel de. Poesch Eldo Kluss and Ernie Ruckdaschel the latter of Decorah. Christian land Ruckdaschel was born May 17, 1853, while his parents or. And mrs. John Ruckdaschel were crossing the Atlantic Ocean on their Way from Germany to America. He was Given the Middle name land because land was first sighted from the boat on the Day of his birth. After reaching this country they went directly to the Clayton Center Vicinity where they made their Home. On november 18, 1879, was married at Clayton Center to miss Kath Erine Poesch by his brother in Law the late Rev. Seifert. Six children were born to their Union four of whom survive Fred Walter and Victor Ruckdaschel and mrs. Edwin Oldag All of Postville. He is also survived by one sister mrs. William Kluss 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Or. Ruckdaschel was preceded in death by his parents his wife on february 27, 1932, after More than 50 years of married life and two children. Or. And mrs. Ruckdaschel spent the first 25 years of their married life on a farm two Miles East of Postville now occupied by a son Victor. 20 from Postville attend annual California picnic Twenty former Postville residents attended the annual Slowa picnic on february 24 at Lincoln Park los Angeles California. It was a Day of reunions picnic dinners and reminiscing. The following registered from Postville Grace Mcneil Sebastian mrs f. A Hughes f. E. Sutherland mrs Helen Henderson Handley Ruby Well Ste Webb D. Webb a. L. Leif ii Flora t. Shroyer Edyth Ellis Couch de Etta Garrick Emma i. Turner mate Welzel Anna redhead Spurling Olive Orr Ethel Gray with Row mrs. J. S. Westfall Ella Barkley Mills Berma Schultz mrs. Mamie a. Reeder and mrs. A e. Cornell Lujana independents lose at Dundee tournament the fast Luana Independent basketball team lost a closely played game saturday evening to Fairbanks in the Independent Cage tournament held iat Dundee. The Luana five were eliminated. 48 to 38,. Playing without the services of two regulars. My apartment saturday evening about 7 30 o clock in the living room of his Home. Or. Ruckdaschel was burned about the lower part of his body and a deep Gash was found on his head. A three sided stick of stove Wood with blood on the Sharp Edge was found on the floor leading officers to believe that or. Ruckdaschel was slain. A fire in the Ruckdaschel Home was discovered by mrs. H. D. Cole who was passing by the House about 7 10 p. She ran next door to the Home of or. And mrs. Mark Piatt and mrs. Birdie Durno whom she notified. Or. Piatt turned in the fire alarm and in a few minutes the firemen responded. Considerable smoke filled the rooms of the House. Firemen found a Couch which was on fire and it was dragged outside. Then they found or. Ruckdaschel lying Over a chair in the parlor. Or. F. Kiesau was called and after evidence of foul play was noted county officials were notified. Sheriff John p. King Deputy William Ryan and Coroner Charles Boyden of Waukon came to Postville to take charge of the Case. State men came to Postville sunday and they Are also working on the Case. Coroner s jury reaches verdict. A Coroner s jury investigating the Christian l. Ruckdaschel Case tuesday afternoon reached the following verdict we the jury find that Christian l. Ruckdaschel came to his death As the result of a fracture of the Skull caused by blows administered by some unknown person the jury was composed of a. C. Webster we. J. Klingbeil and c. C. Sander. They reached their verdict after questioning nine men. Everett Cook Milo Meyer Schutte testified in behalf of the fire department. Others who were questioned were or. Milton Kiesau medical examiner Fred c. Ruckdaschel and John a. Schroeder the first two people at the scene of the fire sheriff John p. King d. O. Bender of the Iowa Bureau of investigation and Louis Schutte mortician. County attorney Arthur Jacob son acted for or. Chas. Boyden Alla Makee county Coroner. Good Friday proclamation this year Good Friday Falls on March 22. Since this Day is of great importance to All Christian people and Many communities Are growing accustomed to signal zing its occurrence therefore it is requested that Postville business places insofar As possible show respect and remain closed on Friday March 22, Between the hours of 12 o clock noon and 3 o clock p. C. C. Sander mayor of Postville

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