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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1918, Postville, Iowa Successor to the "i3��m to inmate Twenty sixth year Postville Iowa Friday september 20, 1918 number 47 from our Soldier boys letter from Ira hoots. Westbury l. I., n. Y. Aug. 29, 1918. Car Mother have been going to write you since Undy but kept putting it off from a to Day thinking that i would Dar from you but Huven to so will expect a letter tomorrow. Keep thinking of you and the kids at Home and wonder if everything is All right pc Are having a real rainstorm to ight sure some lightning and Thun or but have a Good tent so Don t hink that i will get wet. Haven t heard what we intend too but i think that we will stay Here until fall then go South again. Sev a More of our men have been trans erred out of our squad so we Haven t Nuch left. I have been trying to Ransfer but they won t Transfer me it. Wish that i could get Over Here now but suppose i will have to unit until they Send me. I suppose Sammy registered there might be i Chance of him being drafted in an pc Thor year or so. There has been a few of the boys turned Down on account of their heart but they do not tit a discharge Thoy Are put to Ivory Over Here at something. Let True know what class Sammy is put in. Hail one of the greatest experiences i couple of Days ago that i Ever had in my life. I took a 45-minute ride in in Airship was up to a height of 7,000 feet i sure Felt funny. Went Over the City of Brooklyn and everything looked As though it had been measured out with a ruler. I enjoyed the ride until the Pilot started to spiral Down making a drop of about 4,000 feet and then went up into the air about 6,000 feet then dropped again. It made me a Little sick after Landing but i Felt All right in a Short time. The your of the engine made me deaf so that it was some time before i could hear. I have been wanting to get another ride every Day but it in t All the time that a fellow can. Well Mamma i Hope this letter finds everybody Well and will write again soon. Monday is pay Day and i will get my picture taken in my Little overseas Cap. So write often. Tell Blanche that i will try to Send her some Little thing on pay Day. With love to All. Your Loving son Ira boots. 352 Aero squad Jazel Hurst plateau Hempstead l. I., n. Y. Soldier loses life by drowning. From the Emmett Idaho Index we learn that Lawrence Dresser a son of the late Charles Dresser of that locality who was bugler of the co. A 146th machine gun Battery an Idaho company recently lost his life Over in France a Comrade of his sending the following account of the Accident in a letter to the Index one sad thing happened in Tom a Eggleston s company that brought sorrow to the old Idaho boys for Lawrence Dresser an old schoolmate of mine in the grades found his Fate while swimming in the River lilies. He went in swimming shortly after dinner was attacked by cramps and drowned. His companions were unable to got him out owing to the depth of the water and the current. One of the corporals in Tom s company nearly lost his life trying to Rescue him. It is Only a game of Chance Over Here so if a Man is doomed he a will lose whether in the Battle or in the Waukon boy Dies of wounds. Wauk i Iowa sept. 16.-special according to a message received Here today private Richard Mckinley Raymond in overseas service died As the result of wounds received in action. His death occurred july 26, the Date a the fatal engagement not being Given in the Brief War department announcement. Private Raymond was widely known throughout the City and in this Section of the county. The was just Twenty one years of age. He was one of the Little group of volunteers first to leave Waukon chose of Engineer corps and was assigned Foco. A second division a unit that was quickly on its Way overseas. He a is seen months of Active service in Tance and the frequent letters Home we told of his interesting experiences. The abrupt announcement of untimely death will spread sorrow among a Broad Circle of friends and i obituary. Sarah e. Neeling was born at it. Vernon Chester county Pennsylvania on june 22, 1840. When 14 years of age she came with her parents to National Clayton county Iowa and the remainder of her life has been spent in this county and the immediate Vicinity of Postville. On March 15, 1860, she was United in marriage to or. J. B. Mcwilliams. To this Union ten children were born. She is preceded in death by her husband who was called away on March 11, 1896, and four children Huston a babe of .11 months Edgar 25 Minnie five and Zella three years of age. There Are left to mourn her death four sons and two daughters mrs. May Clough of Eureka Montana George of Medicine hat Alberta Canada Virgil Carey and Emmet of Chester Iowa and mrs. Fred Thoma of Postville Iowa at whose Home she passed away on wednesday evening september 11, 1918. There Are several grandchildren and a Host of neighbors and friends who Grieve with these children in their great loss. Mrs. Mcwilliams was a member of Postville congregational Church. She was of a retiring disposition a Lover of her Home and family and a Good citizen of America. Funeral services were conducted in the Home of or. And mrs. Fred Thoma at two o clock sunday afternoon sept. 15th, Rev. J. F. Childress officiating. The body was interred in Postville cemetery. Those from out of town present at the funeral Wewe or. And mrs. V. J. Mcwilliams or. And mrs. C. T. Mcwilliams and son Paul or. And mrs. E. D. Mcwilliams All of Chester mrs. Or. Plummer and daughter Mazie and mrs. I. Courteney of Cresco. Post township men who registered thursday obituary. Wihelmine Blumhagen Nee Gebat was born october 27, 1840, at Eldena Mecklenberg Schwerin Germany. In the year 1866 she came to America and settled near Postville. In 1868 she was married to August Blumhagen. This Union was blessed with five children two sons and three daughters one son and two daughters having preceded their Mother in death. The deceased lived with her husband for four years on the Williams farm South of Postville moving from there to the place where she died. For Many years she had been unable to leave her Home and she passed away last monday evening at five o clock aged 77 years 10 months and 12 Days. She leaves to mourn her death her husband son Fred on the Home farm one daughter mrs. Sophie Baird at Newbury Oregon five grandchildren and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held from the lutheran Church in Postville saturday sept. 14th, conducted by Rev. E. Schmidt. Interment in Postville cemetery. Fatal fall from tree. G. In. Jensen of West Union aged seventy fell from a tree in his Yard Friday evening and died instantly his neck being broken. His fall was Only about twelve feet. He had been trimming Trees in the afternoon and left his work to go up town. Returning he left his saw in the Fork of a tree and climbed a ladder. It is thought that he might have been reaching for the saw when he fell. No one saw the Accident which happened about 6 15, but the body was found within ten minutes after he Echo. Deceased was the father of mrs. James Pixler residing South of Postville and was known to a number of our people who will learn with regret of his unfortunate passing. Real brotherly love. At Dubuque on monday Dick Conway and Albert Bohler were taken into police court for scrapping and Bohler was fined $12 and costs which he was unable to pay whereupon Conway dug Down into his his own pocket and paid Over the amount although having received the worst of the beating. That s brotherly love alright. Supervisor Opfer in Auto Accident. Supervisor Opfer came Over from Waukon tuesday night to meet his daughter who was returning from school. When a mile North of town his car skidded into a ditch and it was necessary to abandon the car until wednesday morning when a local drayman went out to haul the car in for repairs. Fortunately no one was Hurt. John Thill dead. John Thill an old resident of Postville passed away at his Home in this City during the Early hours of tuesday morning after a protracted sick spell Ait the age of 79 years. The funeral was held from the Catholic Church in this City at ten a. This thursday morning. Obituary next week. A d. Sams delivered a four year old horse to Frank Tuller monday that was a Daisy. It weighed 1800 pounds and he received $800 for it. You can to Tell Dick it Don t pay to raise Good horses. ". There were 198 enrolled for Miler tary duty in Post township last thursday. Following is a list of the registrants Chester Arthur Pearson Willia m. Hale burling John Loren Gregg Seth Garison Walters. George Kohlmann Arthur Walter Topel Herman due Ria Webb William Conrad Thoma John Lawrence Lien Lawrence Eaton Dresser Bradford Seybert Ferdinand Eiholzer Henry Theodore Roggensack John Fred Sawvelle Fritz Martin Allen Edward Schroeder August Baltz Ira George Riley John Mcneil  Clifford Henry Conley Lloyd Walter Harris Louis Otto Koevenig Irey Frederick William Rose Fred William Pliester Ray f. Topliff Alonzo Lowe Peterson Carl Chris Sander Fred will Meiske Carl Friedrich Meier Rudolph Bugenhagen Gustave Russell William Henry Thill William Brockmeyer George Fred Oldag Frank w. Eaton Chas. Henry Munger George John Schroeder Gerald Moose Louie Fred Henry Schlie Dietrich Gerhard Renken Charlie Fritz John Krogman Henry John Schuette Dave Mitchell Alonzo Marsh Folsom Elmer Louis Brainard William Hermann Oehring Mortimer Charlie Deering Ole Johnson Lee Eugene Clinton Knight John Joseph Clune Edwin Pearl Durno Charlie Warnholz Henry c. Schroeder Irving Beall Owen Albert Kinse Arthur Cassin Harrington Otto Conrad Sander Henry Michel Koevenig Frank Warren Gates Arbey Fritz Rose Harvey Carl Meyer Arthur Clark Webster Richard Folsom Louis Schutte Charles Louis Harris William Louis Stockman Warner me Gerry Harris Lee Martin Burdick George Frank Kelleher Ludwig Friedrich Christian Ruck Gilbert Swenson Daschel Martin Sinclair Vickory William Garfield Dundee Louis Edward Thoma Lloyd Lucius Swenson Henry John. Jefferson Thomas 1  Austin lore i Jones George William Bursell Henry Miller John William Henry Busacker Orley Edmond Moore. John Carl Kohrs " Charley Vickers Davis Thomas French Leonard Leo Lawson John Fahrney John Lawrence Armstrong Henry William Meyer John Henry William Schroeder Edwin John Oldag Frank David Sebastian Frederick j. Thoma William Frederick Martens Alton Harris Wallie Dundee John Henry Stockman Edgar Ralph Austin Brainard Sander o. Swenson Charles Herbert Rathbun William Dering Heins Henry m. Wilson Lester Dean Smith Martin Olson John Joseph Koevenig George Washington Fay George Frederick Carl Schultz Fred e. Gordon Thomas Edward Lavelle Fritz Wilbur Martens Elmer l. Meyer William Martin Harold Hoyt Stone William Evermann Dan Mcneil William Boese Carl George Welzel Herman f. W. Schutta Louie Bernard Miller Henry Vincent Steele Gerald Elisha Harris Fred w. Harnack. James William Steele Stephen s. Smith Ralph William Bachtell Willard Sidney Livingood Jesse John Uhl Frank Chapin Comstock Arthur Samuel Burdick Henry Joseph Brockman Ambros Arnold Calvin h. Waters John Pearl Ellis Henry Mathias Sebastian Charlie Henry Luebke Perry Everett Cook Arthur Alonzo Dresser Henry Herald Conley Edwin John Herchert Alonzo James Phillips Paul Eugene Marston George John Meier Harry Bruce Bollman Elbe l. Mcghee William Louie Meyer Fred h. Stopperan Victor Herman Heins Walter Frederick Everman Alfred Fred Schultz John Henry Gericke Joseph Evans Fred John Heins Edward Landen Burdick k Howard Gordon Charles prior Dayton Fred Waldon Riley Joseph Henry Koevenig William Ernest Pettit Joe Muchow Frank Thomas Suchanek Justin Hilum Bellows  Samuel Waters John Walter Campbell Harry Leslie Gobin Charles gust Wegner  Joseph Hecker William George Bulman August Fred Hein Edgar Edward Brenner Edward Fred Staadt John Edward Horgan John c. Hecker Leo Christopher Willenberg Frederick Henry Luhman Lawrence William Schultz Clarence Muchow John Wilson Ewing Foster Fay Harris Lawrence George Thoma Herman John Fred Kamps Louie William John Harnack Robert Michael Hecker August Miller Archie Morton Hastings Levi Edward Schultz Bernhardt William Lange. Julius Henry Heins Frank Loren Bellows Frank Samek James Olson Alfred Columbus Harris Alvin August Neuhring Charles Henry Senholz it was estimated that Alla Makee county would Register 1992 men but As usual in All things pertaining to the War we went Over the top with 22 extras our total being 2014. Postville 25 years ago. From the Volks Blatt of sept. 21, 1893. Great band coming sept. 30. Great lakes naval training station band will give grand free concert in Postville. When it comes to getting the big things and the Good things Postville is strictly on the map. Word was received Here yesterday that the great lakes naval training station band without a question the biggest and Best musical organization in the United states will visit Postville on monday september 30th, and give one of their famous open air monster military band is on a tour in the interest of the fourth Liberty loan and is travelling on its own splendidly equipped special United states railway special train which will arrive in the Chicago Milwaukee. & St. Paul at 3 45 p. On monday sept. 30th and remain in our City until 4 25 p. M., during All of which time will be devoted to a grand free opon air con Cort in the City Park. Remember Postville is the Only. Town in Alla Makee will get this mightiest of All musical or-1 a animations and it is Well Worth a drive of a Hundred Miles to hear it everybody is cordially invited to come to Postville on sept 3qth and hear this great concert by this fam bus band. And d6n t forget it is absolutely Legal advisory Board. The following Postville citizens have been appointed associate members of the Legal advisory Board a. L. Peterson l. O. Beucher William Shepherd w. H. Burling a. C. Webster Geo. S. Tuttle a. J. Phillips f. H. Luhman h. D. Webb j. W. Campbell men below 36 years of age who registered last thursday will receive questionnaires shortly and the above members of the Legal advisory Board will assist registrants in filling them out. Delinquents must come across. Emil Kluss who has been at Camp Dodge for three months or m6re, returned Friday having bean discharged owing Tio. Physical defects. On september 2 we sent statements to 73 of our readers who were More than three months in arrears with their subscriptions and to Date we have received remittances from More than half of them which is certainly Gratifying and the remainder will doubtless will remit in a Short time As it will be necessary to remove their names from our list oct 1st unless they do. The government gives us no option in the matter As if we continue to Send a paper to a Patron More than three months after the subscription has expired the government will Cut off our Supply of paper. So let us have your $1.60 at once As we must obey the government s order and do not want you to miss a. Copy of the Herald. John Thoma and John Scheible leave tomorrow for Madison wis. John Oehring and family returned from their trip to Chicago yesterday. Oscar Doehring of Milwaukee takes Over the Iowa Volks Blatt with this Issue. Fred Evert has moved his family from the David Meyer House into that belonging to d. Ellis. Nellie Abbott left tuesday for Montgomery Alabama to resume her duties As instructor at the local school. Tonight Rev. J. Gass will unite in marriage David Meyer and Louise Goldmeyer. Here s wishing them a Happy wedded life. Mrs. Glints departed yesterday for Boston mass., to spend the remaining Days of her life with her daughter who resides there. 1 on tuesday 72 Ossian residents passed through Here on the Burlington Road on to Weir Way to Chicago. No less than 125 tickets have been sold this week from the local depots to persons going to the world s fair. Neighbourhood news. Items of interest from Alla Makee and adjoining counties. Obituary. Hawkeye is to have a sewer system. The Fayette county fair closed with a profit of about $1200. Chicken thieves Are operating extensively in Buchanan county. A. C. Baker of Decorah last week gathered twelve bushels of hibernian apples from one tree. Ninety three carloads of cabbage onions and potatoes were shipped out of St. Ansgar last week. St. Mary s Catholic Church at Mcgregor dedicated a service Flag last sunday containing 30 stars. Geo. Hughes postmaster at Cedar Falls was found guilty of hoarding sugar and paid $50 to the red Cross. The Franklin Price co. Of Iowa City landed a War order for 8000 bottles of Lemon extract valued at $30,-000. Jackson Junction held a picnic last week for the Benefit of the red Cross. The receipts from All sources totalled to $1240 after expenses were deducted. H. A. Gordon recently sold his 80. Acre farm near Grinnell to j. P. Baker for $500 an acre. This is said to be the highest Price Ever paid for Poweshiek county land. The farm Home of or. And mrs. L. H. Brandt West of Garnavillo was totally destroyed by fire last saturday. The loss amounted to $8,000, Only partially covered by insurance. Monona dedicated her Community service Flag with a patriotic mass meeting last saturday afternoon. The speaker was or. C. P. Colegrove of Fayette. The Flag after its dedication was suspended Over enter St. It contained 108 stars two of which Are Gold. Thirteen Farmers of Orange township Blackhawk county have been served summons to appear in court and show Why they failed to Purchase Thrift Stamps and War savings certificates. The director of sales reported that Orange township is approximately $5,000 Short of its quota. A threshing outfit belonging to one of the Moens of Washington Prairie was consumed by fire last Friday together with four stacks of Grain belonging to Dan Ryan of Union Prairie where the fire occurred. A team of horses barely escaped the hair of both animals being singed before they were Democrat. While a threshing outfit was operating on the Benda farm East of Ross Ville one Day last week a team of horses were located near the machine. One of the horses Tail switching got caught in the gearing of the machine and pulled the animal up against it. Parts of the gearing were smashed and finally the Tail was separated from the body and when freed a the Span of horses ran away at a furious Pace. When found the tailless animal was Republican. Lois nine months old daughter of or. And mrs. William Duncomb of Fredericksburg hanged herself to the posts Ofa bed on which her Mother had placed her to sleep while she went outside to do some work. In the Mother s absence the child had awakened and crawled to the foot of the bed catching herself Between the posts where her Mother found her hanging when she returned. A physician was called but the child could not be revived. Her father was at work when the Accident happened. While assisting in threshing at the Hugh Williams farm last Friday will Lewis son of Robert Lewis was bad la scalded. Or. Lewis had charge of the engine and while attempting to tighten some bolts holding the Cap Over the Blowout vent the Cap blew off throwing a Cloud of hot steam under High pressure Over the Young Man. His entire body was severely burned by the hot steam. He was immediately taken to the Hospital at Cresco where he now lies in a very critical Springs Sun. Six stars Shine in the service Flag in the Home of Frank Pruisman two Miles East of Titonka in Kossuth county and a seventh was added Early in september. Harold Pruisman just Twenty one years of age expected his Call with the contingent that reports de at Camp Dodge the first week of september and then every son of the Pruisman family will be in the country s service. The other six sons Are Fred in the Navy Emile Camp Gordon Georgia harm and John Forrest Georgia Richard Cam. Pike Frank Camp duds \ Low a. Charles Monroe is years old and his two sons Samuel 19 and Elmer 18 years old Are serving under the colors in France As members of the Rainbow division. The father lived Happy to inform you that private i in Charles City and the two sons in Chester i. Ransom infantry Previ j Waterloo prior to enlistment but Louis Krumm was born in Olaisen Mecklenburg Schwerin Germany on May 10, 1853, and died on tuesday sept. 3, 1918, at the age of 65 years 3 months and 25 Days. He left the fatherland on nov. 1, 1872, and came to this country locating in Clayton county Iowa. On december 14, 1876, he was United in marriage to miss Maria drier at Garnavillo Iowa. To this Union eleven children were born nine of whom survive him. The family lived on a farm at Elkport Iowa until 1891 when they moved to a farm near Postville. There they lived until 1899 when they again decided to move and came to South Dakota and purchased the farm Chester is now located on where the family have since made their Home. He leaves to mourn his loss beside his wife nine children five boys Charley John Edward Louis and Willis and four daughters mrs. W. H Rober mrs. R. W. Roney mrs. Ray Page and miss Mamie. There Are also two Brothers Chas. Krumm of Postville and John Krumm of Paulina Iowa. Four Sisters mrs. Frantz Busch mrs. A. Hefner mrs. John Potas All of Chester and mrs. John Kohlmorgan of Farmersburg. Iowa. They were All present at the funeral except his son Louis who is serving with the u. S. Army in France and his sister mrs. Kohlmorgan. Louie As he is familiarly known to everyone left his native land at the age of Nineteen years and came to this country to escape being under the prussian Heel. For several years he worked or Farmers in Clayton co., and being a hard worker and saving his Money he was Able to buy a farm in a few years after his arrival. In the year 1891 he sold his farm and bought near Postville where he lived for eight years when he again sold and came to South Dakota and bought a whole Section. Chester is now located in the Southwest Corner of this Section. With hard Woi k and the Aid of his family he was Able to make a Success his land at that time was considered quite worthless. At the time the South Dakota Central planned on building a Road from Sioux Falls to Watertown he worked hard to get the Road to come this Way realizing that it would not Only increase the value of his land but also give Farmers a nearer place to Market their Grain and livestock As up to that time it had to be taken to a place quite Distant from Here. Since coming to this part of the country he has helped Many and there is not a Man living who can say that Louie Krumm has treated him anything but fair As he was a Man who once gave his word would never break it. His life was an open Book in the Community which he lived. Lie was a Booster giving freely of his purse and labor to anything that to d Benefit the Community. Through hard work and Good management he has accumulated enough to leave his family in Good circumstances. For several years he has Suft Ivd with kidney and heart trouble which resulted in his death. He passed quietly away at 5 45 p. On sept. 3. The journal with the Community extends the deepest sympathy to the bereaved s. A journal. C. Ransom father of private Chester Ransom has the satisfaction of knowing that the War department does not neglect nor forget things. Sunday he received the following Telegram Washington d. A 12 57 p. A 8 30c. My Ransom 254 East Spring St., new Hampton Iowa am Tusly reported missing in action on july 16, is now found to be in a hos vital slightly gassed. Harris acting they were United when the Rainbow i division was formed. Or. Monroe is .,_-,-,-r-- a a an experienced Cook and he is now adj Gen letters from Chester chief Cook in his company. Assist had reassured the family weeks ago intr in is his youngest son who in that he was Safe and the War depart listed when but 15 years old. Samuel intent was month late with its info be quartermaster sergeant in the if we. Jew it is some satisfaction try second heavy Field artillery. He to know that the department keeps on was but 17 years old when he Hampton Gazette. De. The Mother lives in Waterloo

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