Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan). Archives, Labels (tags), and other links appear at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Notes from The White County Democrat, 1907

Friday, February 22, 1907
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January 18:
Reynolds RR10: Fred Krintz is around bidding his friends adieu, as he expects to go to Dakota soon.

Chalmers RR12: Jewell Ward's baby is seriously ill at this writing.

Sand Hill: Henry Brandt bought a horse last week near Reynolds.
January 25:
Jewell Ward's baby is reported no better.
February 1:
Charles Clouck Jr. has purchased the Dr. Didlake property on West Harrison Street and moved into the same on Tuesday.

Chalmers RR12: Ed Casselbring [sic] bought a driving horse from L. Owens Monday.

Chalmers RR12: John Lane, Billy Ward, and Jewell Ward have received phonographs and are very much pleased with them.

Miss Mabel Graham, who has been teaching the Ward School, has resigned her position. Miss Grace Ward of Chalmers has taken her place.

Auctioneer V.D. Clyne of Monticello: 16 February, Herman Buss, 2 miles north of Reynolds, big farm sale.
March 15:
Mrs. Hintz, an old lady living with her daughter Mrs. Earl Snider, fell and broke her hip. It was broken once before a few years ago.

Reynolds: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Amer [sic] Krintz last week.
March 22:
The nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klouck died suddenly between 2:00-3:00 Tuesday afternoon. Wholly unexpected. Funeral Thursday. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.
April 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buss, who moved to Indianapolis a few weeks ago, came back Sunday and will live here. John Buss, their nephew, was also at Indianapolis and returned with them.
April 12:
Miss Emma Brant and Guy McCully spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hasselbring.
April 19:
Reynolds: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buss have moved into the Mary Gussmer property, formerly occupied by Bert Weakman.
May 3:
Misses Rose Kraud, Bessie Robison, and Emma Krintz were at Monticello Friday.

August Krintz moved Monday to a farm belonging to S.W. Meyers, northeast of here.

Chalmers RR12: William Ward was pleasantly surprised by his children Friday evening, it being his sixty-fifth birthday. All report a pleasant time.
June 7:
Reynolds RR11: Jewell Ward has put up a new wind pump.

Viola and Lila Ward were in town Tuesday practicing for Children's Day.

Lewis and Ray Ward were hauling corn to the elevator a couple of days last week.
June 21:
Chalmers RR12: Jewell Ward has purchased a new windmill.
July 26:
Reynolds: Miss Emma Krintz went last week to Louisville.
August 9:
Reynolds: Marjorie, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Krintz, living northeast of here, had the forefinger of her fight hand cut off, just above the first joint Tuesday morning. Mr. Krintz was fixing his mowing machine and did not know little one was about until the accident. She was brought to town and Dr. Schofield dressed the wound. She is getting along nicely.
August 30:
Mr. and Mrs. Fredric J. Wise have announced the marriage of their daughter Lillie Martha, to Mr. Fred Krinning on Wednesday, August 28, at the Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel's Church, Medford, Wisconsin.
August 30:
Wedding license: Theodore Zarse to Emma Brandt.
September 6:
A son was born to Rev. and Mrs. Kuonen August 28, 1907.

August Krinning, who has been spending the summer in Hulett, Crook County, Wyoming, returned home Sunday and reported being favorably impressed with that country.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krinning arrived here Friday evening. The bride and groom were greeted with an old fashioned charivaraing [sic--a charivari, or shivaree, is a noisy mock serenade to a newlywed couple] at about eight o'clock p.m. [They'll make their future home in Medford, Wisconsin.]
September 13:
Jewell Ward and John Lane are attending the state fair at Indianapolis this week.
October 11:
Theodore Zarse and wife have moved onto Herman Schroeder's farm.

Reynolds RR11: Frank Ward and wife of Chalmers visited Jewell Ward and wife Sunday.
October 18:
Jewell Ward returned home Saturday evening from a trip to Michigan.

Will Shier, after visiting his sister Mrs. August Krinning and family, left last week for his home in Hulett, Wyoming.
October 25:
Wheeler: Jewell Ward went to Michigan Monday evening where he will probably buy a tract of land.

Reynolds RR11: William and Jewell Ward started Monday evening for Michigan.

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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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