Thursday, May 8, 2014

Newspaper Clippings - Howard County, Nebraska 1904

Howard County, Nebraska is just north of Hall County here where I live.  The communities of Howard County include St. Paul, Boelus, Cotesfield, Cushing, Dannebrog, Elba, Farwell, and the unincorporated villages of Dannevirke, St. Libory, Midway and Nystad.  The Grand Island Library has copies of the Howard County Herald for the years 1896-1961.   Do you have any family from Howard County?  

Legal Notices involving your ancestors can appear anywhere.  Think about where the immediate family members of your deceased relative lived and you might find Legal Notices like the one here from Covington, Nebraska nearly 200 miles from Howard County.  

Howard County Herald, Feb. 4, 1904

"The funeral of the infant child of William John Welch was held at the Presbyterian church Sunday at 11:30 o'clock.  Interment took place at the Warsaw cemetery.
FARWELL, Jan. 28.  The cold weather of the past few days has been hard on fingers and coal piles.
The A. O. U. W. are taking in new members at almost every meeting.  The following officers for the coming year were installed at the last meeting:  J. Lang master workman, Fred Olsen financier, Chris Christensen receiver and D. Bangert recorder.
A sister of Mrs. Potkowski came in on Saturday evening's train, and made her a visit.
Mr. Ambrose has purchased the house vacated by Mr. Horkey and moved his family into the same.
Mrs. Stephen Petersen boarded the train last Thursday to pay her former home, York, a visit.
The dancers of the village and surrounding country amused themselves at a masked ball Saturday evening.
Mr. Watke of Ashton called in our town last week.
Miss Eva Jacobson of Cushing visited last week in the family of Chris Christensen.  She is a niece of that gentleman.
P. Lang's have beautified their commodious residence by the addition of a large plate glass window. 
The new saloon keeper and family have arrived and are visiting in the country; also the new barber.
The graphaphone at Charles Lukasiewicz's which is to be raffled off seems to be a good machine.
Martin Lang and family attended church at Elba Sunday afternoon.
Rev. Longstaff came from Ashton Saturday evening and spent Sunday with O. Petersen.
Mrs. M. E. Moody of St. Paul visited her daughter last week.
James Lang was a St. Paul passenger Monday.
Chris Christensen was on the sick list last week; also little Harry Bangert.
D. Bangert is spending a short time in O'Neill.  The office is in charge of a substitute.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward from near St. Paul visited with their daughter, Mrs. Otto Petersen, Thursday of this week.

School Report

Report of Farwell school, district 67:  Primary Department - Number enrolled 50; average daily attendance, 42; number of visitors 7; Pupils neither absent nor tardy, Charley Horky, Albert Harvey, Mary Dobry, Annie Borzych, Myrtle Lang, Mac Brown, Arnold Krogh, Martha Horky and Hattie Wichman.  Eva Suponchick, teacher.

A. A. Jensen has bought the Anders Mortensen residence adjoining his own residence on Elm street.  Mr. Jensen intends to move the buildings on the Mortensen place to the upper end of the lots and remodel them.  This will make his own residence lots larger and improve both properties.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hansen on Friday morning, a boy.
Anders Mortensen departed Monday morning for Galveston, Texas, where he intends to remain a couple of months and then go to Montana.
Morten Krogh died at his home one mile west of Nysted Wednesday afternoon from lung trouble.  He leaves a wife and two sons, Peter and Theodore.  Peter, the eldest, is a grain dealer of Farwell and Theodore is our furniture dealer.
P. C. Petersen, better known as "Gamie Peer," died at the home of his sons, Hans Petersen in Chapman, this state, Friday night, January 22, and was buried in the Dannebrog cemetery Monday afternoon by the side of his wife, who died some six years ago.  He was 72 years old.
Archie Diercks and Oscar Carlson went down to Silver Creek Monday to inspect the waterworks at that place, it being a similar plan to what had been thought we might afford in this town.  The boys were highly pleased with their trip and are now able to explain just what it will take to put in a plant here.

In the District Court of Howard County, Nebraska
In the matter of the estate of Jens Danielsen, deceased
This cause came on for hearing upon the petition of Alexander Danielsen, administrator of the estate of Jens Danielsen, deceased, praying for a license to sell lots 7, 8 and 9, in block 113, in the town of Covington, Dakota county, Nebraska, or a sufficient amount of the same to bring the sum of $120.00 for the payment of the debts allowed against said estate and the costs of administration, there not being sufficient personal property to pay said debts and expenses.  It is therefore ordered that all persons interested in said estate appear before me at St. Paul, Neb., on the 17th day of February, 1904, at 10 o'clock a.m. to show cause why a license should not be granted to said administrator to sell so much of the above described real estate of said deceased as shall be necessary to pay said debts and expenses. 
Dated this 26th day of December, 1903.
J. N. Paul, Judge of the District Court."

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