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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Notes from The Sheldon Progress, 1906

January 19:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Anna Buss has gone to Glenwood, Minn., to spend the winter with Mrs. A.P. Nelson.

Mrs. Jake Muth is numbered among the sick. Mrs. Muth's mother is with her.
February 16:
Herman Buss has gone to Arkansas to visit H. Eifling and family.
March 9:
Pleasant Prairie: A large crowd gathered at the home of Jake Muth Sunday evening to help Mrs. Muth celebrate her birthday. All enjoyed a good time.

Herman Buss, who has been visiting friends in Arkansas, returned the latter part of last week. He is very much pleased with that country.
March 23:
A number of young folks gathered at the home of Ferdinand Buss Saturday night to help Ed celebrate his birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nohr and little daughter left on Tuesday for Marion, Wis., to make their future home. Mr. Nohr has lived here for 15 years and his wife was born and raised in Shenford. They have universal wishes for continued happiness and prosperity.
April 20:
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Muth, Mr. F. Buss and family were the guests of H. Froemke and family Sunday.
May 11:
Miss Hulda Buss, who has been at Lisbon the past few months, is now staying with home folks.
June 1:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Lydia Buss has gone to visit at Glenwood, Minn.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. August Nelson of Glenwood, Minn., left monday after a week's visit with home folks.
July 20:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Hulda Buss spent Sunday with home folks.
August 3:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Hulda Buss spent Sunday at home, returning to Lisbon Monday.
August 17:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Hulda Buss came up from Lisbon Sunday to attend church.
September 21:
Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. August Nelson of Glenwood, Minn., is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss.

Mrs. F. Buss and daughter were guests of Mrs. Oswald Ihme from Friday-Saturday.
September 28:
Pleasant Prairie: Oscar Wieg called on Sheldon friends Sunday.

Mrs. August Nelson left Sunday for her home at Glenwood, Minn.

Miss Hulda Buss returned home from Lisbon Tuesday and will remain at home.
December 7:
A large crowd of young folks were pleasantly entertained at the home of F. Buss Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss were visitors at the Wall home Monday evening.
December 21:
A son was born on Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Muth.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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