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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Notes from The Sheldon Progress, 1907

January 4:
Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss returned from Glenwood, Minn. on Thursday.
February 1:
John T. Rice and family, who have rented Frank Nohr's farm, the northeast quarter of Section 13 in Casey, have arrived from Indiana and are living on the place.

Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Buss spent Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Helen Froemke.

A large crowd of friends assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buss Tuesday evening. Games were played and late in the evening very delicious refreshments were served, after which all departed, having very much enjoyed the evening.
March 22:
Jake Muth is erecting a large barn on his farm in Casey.
April 12:
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buss and Mrs. Brocker were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Ihme Sunday.
April 19:
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Muth had their infants christened on Sunday.
May 3:
John Reis and family Sundayed with Mr. and Mrs. Howell.
May 10:
Mrs. John Rice was calling on Pleasant Prairie friends on Tuesday.
May 24:
Mrs. F. Buss is among the sick this week.
June 21:
Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. F. Buss is very sick.
July 12:
Miss Minnie Reis, daughter of John Reis, is very sick.
July 26:
Mrs. August Nelson, of Glenwood, Minn., is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buss at present. [Maybe she came for the Sheldon Old Settlers Picnic--2000 attended!]
August 2:
Pleasant Prairie: Miss Hulda Buss is spending the week at Owego and is the guest of Miss Lena Wall.
August 9:
Jacob Muth's boy was kicked by a horse on Monday. He was badly cut and Dr. Patterson, of Lisbon, sewed up the wounds.
August 30:
Mrs. F. Buss, who has been visiting friends at Marion for several weeks, returned from there Friday.
October 11:
Pleasant Prairie: John Reis is busy digging a well.
October 18:
Pleasant Prairie: Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss made a business trip to the county seat Wednesday.

Miss Annie Buss has been spending the week with her sister Mrs. Jake Muth.
November 1:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buss on Sunday, October 27, a girl.
November 15:
Pleasant Prairie: May Reis fell yesterday at the schoolhouse and hurt her knee very badly.

Miss Hulda Buss entertained a large party of friends on Wednesday in honor of her nineteenth birthday.
November 22:
Mrs. Jake Muth and children and Miss Lydia Buss will leave the first of next week for several weeks' visit with Mr. Muth's parents at Havana.
November 29:
Ferdinand Buss is spending the week at Enderlin helping George Schunk at his house.

Miss Lydia Buss was confirmed at the United Evangelical church at Lisbon Sunday.

A most enjoyable event was the surprise party tendered Mrs. Wilhelmina Buss Tuesday at her home near the river. The party of self-invited guests took possession of the house and a sumptuous dinner and supper were served. The surprise was a most complete one and therefore all the more enjoyable.

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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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