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Friday, July 16, 2010

Notes from The Sheldon Progress, 1917

World War I draft registration of John S. Krentz

 January 25:
Fred Buss and Emil Greuel of Leonard were guests at the H.C. Buss home this week.
February 15:
Casey: "Grandma" Buss, living in Anselm, is reported on the sick list.

Miss Hulda Krueger is staying at the Buss home in Anselm this week.
March 15:
Casey: Born on Tuesday of last week, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krantz, a baby boy.
March 29:
Casey: Messrs. Carl and Will Nightingale, Fred Krantz, Henry Krueger, E. Froemke, and Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss were Sunday guests at C. Krueger's.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wall of Owego are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter who put in an appearance at their home Wednesday morning.
April 5:
John Krantz arrived from Anselm last week to the buildings on the old Froemke farm now owned by Fred Wall. He will work for Mr. Wall this season.
April 12:
Casey: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Muth and son Esmond, Mr. and Mrs. F. Buss, and Mrs. Litzau spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. George Schunk.
April 26:
Casey: Emil Seelig and family visited at the John Reis home Sunday.
May 3:
Mrs. F.J. Jaster returned Tuesday from Kenosha, Wis., where she was called last week by the death of her mother Mrs. L. Leining. Mr. and Mrs. Leining were formerly residents of both Casey and Shenford townships.
May 10:
Shenford: Mrs. John Reis called on Mrs. Stewart Friday afternoon.
May 24:
Word was received at Anselm just as we go to press this afternoon that the mother of Barney Buss just died. She was eighty-six years of age and had made her home with her son for years. Death was due to old age.
May 31:
Casey: A large crowd of friends and neighbors attended the funeral of Mrs. Buss Saturday.
June 21:
Dan Froemke and Fred Krantz are among those who have purchased new cars recently.

Men who registered June 5th: August Litzau (Greene Pct. 2); Elmer Nohr, Phillip Nohr, and Herbert Nohr (Casey Pct. 10); Gerald Buss, Edward Buss, William Nohr, John Krentz (Shenford Pct. 11).
August 23:
Edward H. Buss of Lisbon, #383, was #179 of Ransom County called for a physical in the draft. William Philip Nohr of Lisbon, #388, was #171 called.
October 18:
The First National Bank put through a real estate deal this week whereby they disposed of a part of the old Jas. Marks place in Shenford township. The purchaser was Fred Krantz, who bought the quarter where the buildings are. Mr. Krantz also disposed of a quarter he owned southwest of Venlo to John T. Reis. Mr. Krantz for the past two seasons has farmed just east of Lisbon on rented land and was in the hailed out district this summer. He has already moved his personal property to his new acquired land.
November 29:
Casey: August Ludtke, Phil Nohr, Sr., and John Reis and families and Mr. and Mrs. Max Moldenhauer and mother of Chaffee were guests at the H.C. Buss home Sunday.
December 20:
Ferdinand Buss left Wednesday for Minneapolis where he will vist his daughter Mrs. Nelson.

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Buss from south of Sheldon were at Chaffee Tuesday to attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mrs. Buss' parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Moldenhauer. There are eight children in the family and all were present at the gathering. The couple are 74 and 72 years of age and are grand old people. They have made their home in the vicinity of Chaffee for a number of years. There are 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren in the family.

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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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