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Westcott, Hamilton H. (1824 - 1912)

Denison Review 6-19-1912
Hamilton H. Westcott, Civil War Veteran and Long Time Resident of Crawford County is Dead - Was Father of 17 children - came to Crawford soon after war was over and has resided here since - Funeral Wednesday.

Another old settler and soldier answered to the summons of death to the "far better land." Hamilton H. Westcott was born in Otsego Co., New York, Jan. 13, 1824, died at his home one mile east of Deloit, at 3 o'clock a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the age of 88 years, 4 months, and 28 days.

In 1846 he married Minervia Murry, to this union eight children were born, three sons and five daughters. Mr. Westcott responded to the nation's call made by President Lincoln in the early sixties, joining company 1, 12th regiment of Vol. Inf. of New York State. In this war he served for a time, a part of which time he was an orderly sergeant of his regiment. Soon after the war he moved to Crawford County, Iowa and for a number of years resided near Denison. He was a carpenter by trade and finally sold his farm and worked at his trade for many years. Being left a widower, he was alone for some time during this time he took up his residence at Deloit.

In October, 1875 he was married to Mrs. Mary Jones at Deloit. Three sons and two daughters were born to them. Mrs. Westcott preceded him to the grave 20 years.

On September 24, 1898, Mr. Westcott was married to Julia Eister at Sac City. From that time to his death they have lived on his farm, one mile east of Deloit. To this union four children were born, two boys and two girls.

Mrs. Julia Westcott, his last companion, has been a faithful and true wife, a patient and sacrificing mother, a blessing to the home of the deceased. For over two years Mr. Westcott has been partially helpless, requiring much help of his wife. Her hard labors and true devotion to him should be fully appreciated by all his children, seeking to comfort and bless her life as she comforted and blessed his life. Mr. Westcott came of a long lived family; his father lived to over 90 years old and his grandfather died at the age of 102.

His funeral was held at the L. D. S. church, Wednesday afternoon, Elder Charles Hunt officiating. Several old soldiers were present, some of them from Denison. James and Charles Westcott and families and Katie and Marrie came to attend the funeral. Although his presence among his friends was seldom seen the past few years, we sympathize with his family that his face no more we see. The remains were laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery. The pall bearers were N. H. and F. H. Brogden, F. A. True and J. M. Childress, Geo. Winans and S. Horr.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Wicks, Mr. B. F. (1823 - 1912)

Denison Review 6-12-1912
Death of Mr. B. F. Wicks, One of the Very First Settlers of Crawford County (there is a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Wicks with this article)

Crawford county pioneers are fast passing away. Although gone but not forgotten, the memories of bygone days of pleasant friendships still linger and it is with sorrow that we join in sympathizing with relatives and friends for our old friend and respected neighbor, B. F. Wicks, one of the first pioneers of Crawford county, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. McKim in Independence, Missouri, June 3, 1912.

At the time of his death he was in his 89th year, having been born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., Dec. 12th, 1823. In 1853 he married Miss Christiana Klock in their home county and the following year they started for the far west. They took up government land in what is now known as Crawford county and retained the original homestead until 1907, when they moved to Missouri. At various times in his long residence in Crawford county, he held the office of justice of the peace, supervisor, recorder and treasurer. In 1866 he and his wife united with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have ever been active members of that church, he holding the office of an elder to many years. His last sickness was of severe but short duration.

He leaves to mourn his departure his aged wife, for nearly sixty years his companion, one daughter, Mrs. W. J. McKim, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, together with a host of friends to remember his long and honored life. He was laid to rest at Independence, Mo.

His reminiscences were published in the 1911 History of Crawford County. They can be found under his name on our Biographies page in the Database.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Wilder, Clarence M.(1850 - 1926)

Logan Observer May 27, 1926

Clarence M. Wilder, was born November 6, 1850 at Centerville, Lake County, Ohio; passed peacefully away at his home in Logan, Iowa, May 18, 1926, at the age of 75 years, 6 months, and 12 days.

In the year 1865, he came to Crawford County, Iowa. On July 4, 1875, at Denver Colorado, he united in marriage to Isabell S. Butterworth; after their marriage they moved to Dow City, residing here for a short time, then moving to Panama, where they resided for 14 years. While living at Panama he was Editor of the Panama Herald, and Mayor of that little town. From here they came to Biglers Grove, west of Woodbine, moving to Logan, Iowa, in the year 1906, where they have since resided.

He was a valiant member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, being baptized June 6, 1875, at Denver, Colorado, by Elder T. C. Warnakey. God recognized his faithfulness and he was ordained an Elder at Magnolia Conference, February 12, 1905, by Elder Fred A. Smith.

He leaves to mourn his departing his faithful wife, three brothers, F. E., of Hartford, Conn., Carl D. of Worcester, Mass., Ned R. of Dow City, an adopted daughter Mrs. Mamie Fry of Correctionville, and an adopted son Harry, besides many friends and neighbors.

He rests today in peace, in the paradise of God - like Paul of old he has "Fought a good fight he has kept the faith"; therefore, a crown of righteousness is his. He was a good companion, a noble Saint, a true friend and neighbor. A few days before his passing he told his companion and his friends good-bye and told them his work was finished. Truly his earthly pilgrimage is ended and the heavenly one just begun. He will be missed in our community and in the church; but we would not call him back, and this tribute I place upon his brow today.

"Here is the patience of the Saints; here are they that kept the commandments of God, and the Faith of Jesus. And I heard a Voice from Heaven saying, unto me, Write, Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

The funeral was conducted at the L. D. S. Church, in charge of W. R. Adams, Fred. A. Fry of Woodbine preaching the sermon, interment in the Logan cemetery.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Williams, John C. (1836 - 1907)

Obituary as it appeared in the Denison Paper.
September, 1907.

John C. Williams was born in Clay county Indiana Aug. 26th, 1836. He moved with his parents to Schuyler County, Ill. in 1850(?). He was united in marriage with Angeline Cochran on March 24, 1861, and later with his family moved to Iowa and resided on a farm near the place formerly known in early settlement as Badgertown, where his family was reared. There were seven children, born to the union who besides the wife and two step children are left to mourn this loss. Walter of Long Pine, Nebraska, James D. of Ft. Dodge, John of Kirly, Wyoming, Mrs. Brogan of Brogan, Zed of Dow City, Lottie and Millie of Deloit, Charles Cochran of Pomeroy and Mrs. Ryan of Vail.

He moved to Deloit from the farm a few years ago where he had purchased a cozy little home and was living a retired life. He died of paralysis at his home on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 7) at about 2:30 living only a few hours after the stroke. The children all gathered home as soon as the notice was received and all were present before he was laid to rest, except the son John from Wyoming who arrived on the late train Monday evening.

The funeral was held at the M.E. church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Bruce delivered the discourse. A very large gathering of relatives and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. Several of their old friends and neighbors came several miles, which showed the esteem in which he had been held wherever his lot was cast.

The remains were laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery. The. M.W.A. took charge and made arrangements for the burial and acted a pall bearers by request of the family, some of the sons being a member of that order.

The family have the sincere sympathy of all as their bereavement.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Williams, Millie (? - 1911)

Denison Review, Wednesday, March 22, 1911

We have not noticed any mention of the death and funeral of Miss Millie Williams. Her death occurred at Wall Lake, March 34th,(NOTE 34TH !!!) and the remains were brought to Deloit on Tuesday, March 7th, her former home.

The funeral was held at the M.E. church by Rev. Wahl. The remains were accompanied by the ladies of the Rebekah and Yeoman lodges of which she was a member besides those of the family.

Her brothers from a distance who were present were: John Williams, of Wyoming, and Walter Williams of Nebraska. She leaves also two other brothers, Zed Williams, of South Dakota, and James Williams, whose headquarters are at Denison, he being in the employ of the L.C. railroad. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. T. Brogan, of Brogan station, and Miss Lottie Williams, and an aged mother whose home is now very lonely. She receives the sympathy of friends in her bereavement.

Submitted by Paula Curcio

Anna (McKim) Winans (1855 - 1928)


Funeral Services for Mrs. Anna Winans at Deloit Yesterday, Deloit, Iowa, Jan. 25
Special to the Review

Mrs. Anna Winans, a resident of Crawford County for almost sixty years, died at the home of her son, Earl Winans, at Dunlap, Monday, Jan. 23, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 1 day.

Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David McKim, both deceased, was born Aug. 22, 1855, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Crawford County in 1867, when Anna was about thirteen years of age, and she has resided in this locality continuously since that time. She was one of a family of seven children, four of whom have preceded her in death.

She married Josiah Winans on November 27, 1873, and with her husband lived for a number of years on a farm about two miles southeast of Deloit, This union was blessed with six children, namely: Laurence, Elmer, Earl, Lloyd, Maurice and Josie, now Mrs. Harry Childress.

Mr. Winans departed this life Jan. 23, 1893 and Mrs. Winans with the help of her older sons continued to reside on the farm until after the marriage of her sons, when she sold the place and purchased a home in Deloit. The oldest son, Laurence, passed away February 27, 1908 and Elmer died July 8, of the same year. The death of her two sons in the same year was a severe blow to Mrs. Winans, but she bore it with the same brave spirit that upheld her through all other sorrow. For the past ten years she has lived with her son, Earl, helping him to care for his four motherless children.

Mrs. Winans was baptized into the L. D. S. church Aug. 10, 1910 and remained a faithful member of that church until her death. Nothing better could be said of her than that she was loving and faithful to her husband, children and friends.

She leaves to mourn her loss three sons, Lloyd of Denison, Earl of Dunlap and Maurice of Wall Lake, and her daughter, Mrs. Harry Childress of Deloit. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. J. L. Miller of Deloit and one brother, Scott McKim of Des Moines.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the L. D. S. church, Elder Fred Fry of Woodbine being in charge. The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased. The floral tributes were numerous, showing the high esteem in which she was held in the community. Interment was made in the family plot in the Deloit cemetery beside her husband.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Arthur Lloyd Winans (1878 - 1956)

Cameron News Observer
February 29, 1956

Arthur Lloyd Winans was born September 19, 1878 to Josiah and Ann Winans in Deloit, Iowa. He was the third eldest in a family of six children.

He was married to Blanche Childress at Deloit, Iowa on November 5, 1899. Born to this union were 8 children, two of which preceded their father in death. Charlotte in 1910 and Clair in 1943.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche, and six children, Loyal Newcom, Leta Yarrington and Lois Banker of Lamoni, Iowa; Lloyd of Kansas City, Kansas; Paul of Creston, Iowa; Fancheon Daniel of Cameron, Mo; also one brother, Maurice of Deloit, Iowa and one sister, Josie Childress of Denison, Iowa. There are 16 surviving grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. All of the children were born and reared in Deloit and Denison, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming and later in the insurance and real estate business.

The family moved to Cameron in August 1933 where he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business until he was forced to retire because of failing health. He was baptized in his early married life into the R.L.D.S. church of which he has been a faithful member for nearly 50 years. Brother and Sister Winans celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1949 with all their children present and many other relatives and friends to help make the day a happy one.

They maintained their home at 716 E. 3rd Street here in Cameron until his death on February 23, 1956, at the Cameron Community Hospital, where he had been a patient for 2 days. Burial was in the family plot at the Delano cemetery beside the son, Clair.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winans, Charlotte Anna (1907 - 1909)

Denison Review 4-27-1909 - Deloit

We were only able to briefly mention in the issue of last week as to the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winans, Anna Charlotte Winans was born March 16th, 1907, at Deloit, Iowa, and died at her parental home on April 10, 1910, being only 3 years and 24 days old at the time of her death. Little Charlotte was a sweet and intelligent child dearly beloved by all who knew her. She had been sick for almost two weeks of whopping cough and pneumonia and death came as a relief to the little one. She leaves mamma and papa and two sisters, Leta and Loyal, two grandma's and a grandpa besides her uncles and aunts and other relatives to mourn her departure.

The funeral services were held at the L. D. S. church Monday at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. C. J. Hunt officiating to a large audience. The pure white casket which contained the lifeless form was borne to the cemetery in a white hearse. May they mourn not as those without hope for the Savior has said, "of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Mrs. Earl Winans (Mary Mae) (1884 - 1918)

Denison Review 1-8-1919

Community is Death Saddened
Sudden Death of Mrs. Earl Winans, a victim of Influenza, Cause of Much Sorrow
Was ill only a short time
Funeral Rites were Held on Wednesday last, Conducted by Carl Winey of L., D. S. Church

The many friends were shocked when it was learned that Mrs. Earl Winans had passed away at her home north of Deloit at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 28th. She was taken sick with influenza the Sunday previous but not considered serious and was up a greater part of the time caring for the family who were also afflicted, but on Friday her condition did not seem to improve and she gradually grew weaker until the end.

The funeral rites were held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., a goodly number of friends and bereaved relatives being present at the simple but impressive services conducted by Bro. Carl Winey of Deloit. He spoke with great feeling of the exemplary life and Christian character of this young mother and of the life that awaits her for having complied with the laws of the Bible, having united with the L. D. S. church in March, 1909.

Mae, as she was familiarly called, will be remembered by her friends as a self sacrificing woman, always doing some deeds to bring sunshine into the life of others. Her thought and ambitions were always centered on her happy home now left bereft of a loving wife and mother.

Mae Newcom was born near Deloit, Jan. 11, 1884, and died Dec. 28, 1918, at the age of 34 years, 11 months and 17 days. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cash Newcom. When almost a young lady she moved with her parents to Bonesteel, S. D. and when the Rosebud land was opened she filed on a claim and taught school until proving up on same.

On March 27, 1907, she was united in marriage to Earl Winans, who survives her. Besides the bereaved husband she leaves four children, two boys, Lyle 9, Kenneth 7 and two girls, Helen 4 and Evelyn 2; also her father, mother, three sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Winans will be greatly missed not only in the home but by all who knew her for she had endeared herself to all by her kindness and her place can never be filled but her kind and friendly acts will always linger in our memory and our sympathy is extended to the four little ones and the sorrowing husband.

Burial was made at the Deloit cemetery, the floral offerings being very numerous, making a solid bank of beauty about the casket. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were her mother, Mrs. Cash Newcom of Winner, S. D. who arrived just four hours after the death of Mrs. Winans and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Winans, of Percival and A. C. Dobson and wife of Salem, S. D.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Elmer Winans (1876 - 1908)

Denison Review 7-29-1908 (from Lemmon, South Dakota, Newspaper)


After a protracted and heroic struggle Mr. Elmer Winans resident four miles west of town, died suddenly at his home. July 3rd and 4th. he had been in town with his family evidently more anxious not to deprive his loved ones the pleasure of the celebration than look after his personal comfort. His appearance then gave his friends cause for serious alarm but that the end should have come as suddenly as it did no one was prepared to realize.

The funeral took place this afternoon from the family homestead, burial being made in the new cemetery at Lemmon, Rev. F. T. Berkheiser conducting the sad ceremony.

For a young man Mr. Winans had succeeded wonderfully in impressing himself upon his community. Public spirited to the degree, he has ever been ready to lend a helping hand where help was needed, and to sacrifice his time and effort: and it was but meet recognition of his fine manhood, that his neighbors had recently elected him township supervisor of Prairie township and school director.

He leaves a widow and three children to mourn the heavy loss. There are here also his mother, a sister and a brother, a second brother is at Bonesteel, S. D. and another lives at Deloit, Ia. where he had only last Sunday returned after spending the Fourth here.

The first of the pioneers of Prairie township, whose dust is to hallow the new ripped sod of the conquered wilderness, Elmer Winans, though dead will live with us in the memory of his sterling worth for he fought a valiant fight.

Elmer Winans was born July 10, 1876 at Deloit, Crawford county, Iowa. He was the second son of Josiah and Anna Winans and was at the time of his death 32 years old, this being his birthday. He was married February 23, 1898 to Miss Vida Albright.

To this union three sons were born and these together with his wife, mother, three brothers and a sister survive him, his father preceeding him in death and his brother having died four months before. He was a kind brother, loving father and husband, dutiful son and faithful neighbor.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winans, George (1848 - 1922)

Denison Review Wednesday May 17, 1922
Well Known Pioneer, Perhaps the Oldest in Point of Residence, Passes Away at Deloit May 11th
Settled in Mason's Grove Near Deloit, Where His Father, Clark Winans, Purchased Claim of Jesse Mason

On Thursday, May 11,1922 occurred the death of George Winans of Deloit, one of the oldest, in point of residence, citizens in Crawford county. Death came after several weeks of illness, during which time Mr. Winans was patient and talked of going and had no fear. The deceased was seventy-four years of age last February and had lived continuously in Crawford county for sixty eight years.

Funeral services were held in the L. D. S. church in Deloit on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM and burial was made in the Deloit cemetery. The attendance at the funeral was very large, many long time friends coming from a distance. Rev. Chas. Harpe, of Lamoni, officiated. The pall bearers were N. H. Brogden, Myron Myers, Fred True, Wm. Huckstep, George Hutchinson and J. M. Childress.

George Winans was born near Sheffield, Bureau county, Illinois, Feb. 18, 1848, a son of Clark and Catharine Winans. The family moved to Iowa in 1854, first stopping at Boone, and in September of that year came on to Crawford county, and the elder Winans bought a claim of Jesse Mason, in what is known as Mason's Grove near Deloit. On this claim a small house was built and a few acres broken. George was the second child and grew to manhood under the parental roof, helping wit the farm work and his spare time was spent in laying ties for the Northwestern railway. At other times he worked for Sol Slater, a brother-in-law. When a mere lad he was one of a number of settlers who took refuge at Ft. Purdy, near Denison, at the time of the Indian outbreak.

Sept. 27, 1877, Mr. Winans was married to Miss Sabina McKim, a daughter of David McKim, and they established a home in Milford township near that of his father, and they lived there for twenty five years, when they decided to retire from active life, and built a comfortable home in Deloit, and lived happy and contented until the death of Mrs. Winans, which occurred Jan. 3, 1915. Three children blessed Mr. and Mrs. Winans, namely: Ray, Fay and Bessie. The second child, Fay, died fifteen years ago. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Winans has had the loving and tender care of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Myers, who has been a source of much comfort to her father during his declining years. The son, Ray, lives at Percival, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. He has been with his father since his last illness and showed him every attention.

Deceased leaves to mourn his death his son and daughter, one granddaughter, Mrs. Bessie Pilcher of Ida Grove, and one grandson, Billy Winans and numerous relatives. At the time of his death Mr. Winans owned 270 acres of land in Milford township and a comfortable residence in Deloit and had a number of financial interests. During his sixty-eight years of residence in Crawford county, he became widely known and had friends in all sections of the county, all of whom will regret his demise. Politically he adhered to the democratic principles, but he always looked to the man rather than the party when casting his vote.

George Winans was a true American citizen, one of a hardly race, who had endured all the hardships of pioneer life, and he had lived to see a sparsely settled community ripen into a land flowing with milk and honey, and he had watched the developments with great interest. He ever took pride in relating the early experiences but never to exaggeration. The plain facts were always spoken by him and in all his dealings with mankind he insisted on fair and square dealing, his motto being " Do unto others as he wished to be done by."

He will be greatly missed by all, as this familiar face has been among our citizens so long that time alone can fill the vacancy. His many kind acts will linger with us in years to come. He was one of the many sturdy pioneers who came west and laid the foundation of contentment and happiness for the generation to come.

To the son, Ray, and the daughter, Mrs. Merl Myers, and the other relatives, the Review extends sincere sympathy.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winans, Josiah (1853 - 1893)

January, 1893 (Copy of Newspaper Clipping - No Date or Name of Paper

January 23, at his home near Deloit, Iowa, Josiah Winans passed away leaving his wife and six children to mourn the loss of an affectionate father and a kind and loving companion. Funeral services at the L. D. S. church, Brother W. W. Whiting officiating assisted by Brother Pett of Gallands Grove. The chapel was crowded with weeping citizens. He was loved and honored by all who knew him. Some time since he asked Brother Whiting to preach his funeral sermon. thank god for the gospel's power, anon, will restore him to life and to us again, Oh the rapturous welcome the lasting embrace. We shall know him and see him face to face.


Josiah Winans at his home in Milford township, Crawford County, Iowa, Monday, January 23, 1893, at 6:30 A.M. from injuries received on the Friday afternoon previous. He was born in Bureau County, Ill., Nov. 4, 1853, and at the age of ten months came with his parents, Clark and Catherine Winans to Crawford County, and settled at Mason's Grove, near the old homestead where he has since resided.

He was married to Miss Mary Ann McKim in 1871. He leaves a wife and six children, five boys and one girl, to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind father. This was a united and happy family and the heart-broken wife and the sorrowing children have the sympathy of the entire community. We have lost one of our best citizens.

The funeral was held at the L. D. S. church in Deloit, Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 11 A.M. Although the weather was cold a very large number came to pay their last respects to their departed neighbor and friend. Services were conducted by Elder W. W. Whiting, his subject being "The Immortality of the Soul." His views were that the Spirit (or soul) was a conscious entity after death, being susceptible of education as God has kindly informed us, hence the salvation of the entire race if they choose to obey.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Lawrence Winans (1875 - 1908)

Denison Review - 2-20-1908


A Well Known Resident of Milford Township Dies on Tuesday

Note: Correct name spelling is "Laurence", not Lawrence as shown in obituary.
The not altogether unexpected death of Mr. Lawrence Winans took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home two miles east of Deloit, on the old Winans homestead. The deceased was a grandson of Mr. Clark Winans, one of the pioneers of the county.

He was the son of Joseph Winans and wife, and born at the old home two miles east of Deloit on August 27, 1875 and so was in his thirty-third year. When but a lad his father was accidently killed and this put a sorrow in his life. He was married Dec. 24, 1897, to Miss Maggie Hopper and they have a daughter, Jessie.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife and daughter, his mother, four brothers, a sister and many relatives. All were with him when he died. The funeral will be held at the Catholic church in Denison on Thursday at eleven a.m.

The brothers and sister are, Elmer Winans of Lemmon, S. D., Earl, of Bonesteal, S. D., Maurice and Lloyd living near Deloit, and Mrs. Harry Childresss of Woolsey, S. D. Lawrence was afflicted with consumption. He was a superior young man, kind, patient, a good son and loving husband and father. He was making arrangements to move to South Dakota this spring, not realizing his true condition. We are sorry indeed to chronicle the death of this excellent citizen.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winans, Margaret(1874 - 1911)

Denison Review 1-3-1912 - Charter Oak
Early Christmas morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. Copps, occurred the death of Mrs. Margaret Winans. Mrs. Winans, who for several years had been a sufferer from heart trouble, began almost a year ago to grow rapidly worse, complications setting in which caused her death. She was a very patient sufferer and her only wish during the last few weeks that she lived as the she might be spared until Christmas. Her soul was called during the early hours of the holiest of holy days at 3:00 o'clock on Christmas morning and being of Irish parentage she believed that if she could go on Christmas day the gates of heaven would be opened to her, a privilege of which she was deserving through her patience, fortitude, suffering and the preparation she made to meet her master.

Margaret Hopper, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Hopper, was born in New York in 1874. Very soon her people came to Chicago and from there to Crawford County when she was but three years old, the remainder of her life having been spent in this county.

She was united in marriage to Laurence Winans in November, 1897 and to them one child, Miss Jessie, who lives to mourn her loss, was born, Mr. Winans having died four years ago.

The funeral services were held at the Catholic church on Wednesday morning at the very early hour in order that the remains might be taken to Denison by rail for burial beside her husband, father and mother, who have gone before her. Besides her sisters, Mrs. M. Copps and Miss Lizzie Hopper, who cared for her hourly during her illness, there were present her two brothers, John of Sloan, Iowa and Thomas of Vienna, S. D. also a cousin Frank Hopper and wife of Chicago, who came so far to pay their last respects to the deceased.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Ray N. Winans (1878 - 1956)

Denison Review, June 26, 1956

Life Story of Ray N. Winans

Ray Winans, son of George and Sabina Winans was born August 6, 1878 at Deloit. His boyhood was spent in Deloit He was united in marriage to Benjamina Dawson March 11, 1900 (**Crawford County). They moved to Percival, Iowa in 1915. They were engaged in the grocery business for 41 years.

Survivors are his wife, one son William R. (*adopted), one granddaughter Victoria Ann Winans of Percival, one sister, Mrs. M.O. Myers, of Deloit, one niece, Mrs. William Olson and three sons, Tom and Robert of Omaha and Billy of Chicago.

He died on June 13, at 8:40 PM from an illness of six months at the St. Mary's Hospital in Nebaska City, Nebraska.

Out of town attending were Mr. and Mrs. M.O. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Winans of Deloit, Mr. and Mrs. William Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson and Barbara of Omaha, Billy Olson and Mrs. Mabel Treater of Chicago, Mrs. Josie Childress, Mrs. Aletha Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Anderson of Denison, Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Myers, Mr and Mrs. Roy Pointer, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McKim and twin granddaughters of Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wescott, Nebraska, Pat Baker, Mrs. Al Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schuler and three children of Oklahoma.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winans, Sarah Sabina (1860 - 1915)

Denison Review 1-6-1915
Sad Death at Deloit
Mrs. George Winans Who Came To Crawford in 1869 Passed Away Sunday January 3.
Was Sick Only a Short Time
Complication of Disease Caused Death
Funeral Held yesterday Afternoon, Largely Attended

Deloit, Jan. 6 - (Special to the Review) - Sarah Sabina McKim was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on March 9, 1860 and died at her home in Deloit, Iowa, Jan. 3, 1915, as the result of a complication of diseases.

She came to Deloit with her father's family in the year 1869 and grew to womanhood in this locality. On Sept. 28, 1879, she was united in marriage with Mr. George Winans. To this union were born three children, namely; Ray, Mrs. Faye Pilcher, now decased, and Mrs. M. O. Myers.

Mr. and Mrs. Winans lived for many years on their farm which they still own, two miles southeast of town. Here they toiled together with sunshine and flowers, clouds and showers. A few years ago they retired from the farm and moved to Deloit where they had built a fine home. Their son, Ray and wife, took charge of the farm while Mr. Winans daily visited the old home and assisted in the work. Mrs. Winans was a member of the L. D. S. church in Deloit and always filled her place at the services when her health permitted. She was a lover of the gospel and a great reader. Mrs. Winans was a loving wife and mother and a kind neighbor, always delighting to help her friends or those in need.

One knew her but to love her, one named her but to praise her. She will be greatly missed by her two sisters who were her daily companions and the Willing Workers society and the M. B. A. lodge, of which societies she was a valued member.

Funeral services were held at the L. D. S. church at 1:30 pm Tuesday, Elder C. W. Winey being in charge. Elder James Baker of Des Moines preached the funeral sermon. A very large gathering of relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. The singing was in charge of Miss Eunice Dobson, with a quartet of singers composed of Mrs. Edna Newcom, Miss Ruth Jordan and Messrs. Guy Johnson and Lacy Myers.

The pall bearers were N. R. Brogden, F. H. Brogden, Carl Winey, F. A. True, A. M. Galland and S. Horr. The floral tributes were beautiful, including beautiful offerings from the M. B. A. lodge and Willing Workers society. The remains were laid to rest in the Deloit cemetery. The Lord knows why these things are so ordered on high and we know he doeth all things well.

The deceased leaves to mourn her death, two brothers, William McKim, of Independence, Mo. and Scott McKim of Des Moines, Iowa; and two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Miller and Mrs. Annie Winans, of Deloit, and one granddaughter, Bessie Pilcher of Ida Grove, besides her son, Ray, of Deloit and daughter, Mrs. M. O. Myers. Her father, Mr. David McKim, departed this life about a year and a half ago. The sympathy of the large circle of loving friends is extended to the relatives in this, their hour of great sorrow.

The relatives from a distance who were present were as follows: Mr. Scott McKim of Des Moines: William McKim and wife, of Independence, Mo.: Mrs. Raub McKim, of Des Moines: E. W. Pilcher and wife, of Ida Grove and granddaughter, Bessie Pilcher, whom Mrs. Winans so dearly loved; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKim, of Ida Grove: Miss Jessie Winans, of Charter Oak: Mrs. William McGrath, Mrs. Sarah Newcom of Odebolt; Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth Tucker, of Denison: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Winans, of Mallard; Miss Nina McKim of Auburn, and the Slater family of near Vail.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Winn, Forest Rice (1904 - 1985)

Forest Rice Winn, husband of Mearl Schouten Winn, father of Catherine May Winn Breese, Russell Paul Winn, and Bryce Rule Winn, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family, passed away suddenly on July 23, 1985 at his home. Services were held at the Republic Hope Lutheran Church on July 26, 1985 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Marvin Lillie officiated. Final resting place will be Dow City Union Cemetery on July 28, 1985 at 1:30 pm.

He was born on June 4, 1904 in Iowa. Parents, Lee and Catherine Alvira Rice Winn, and siblings Lura Winn Godberson, Dwain Winn, Vernon Lee, and an Infant Son Winn all preceded him in death. His sister Martha Winn Weber lives in Dow City, IA., and brother Raymond Paul Winn lives in Springfield. MO.

Raised in the Dow City, Buck Grove and Denison area, he graduated from Denison, IA., High School, married, and raised a family in Crawford County. He and Mearl purchased a farm, moved to Clever, Missouri, and continued doing what they loved.

Forest took up working with wood as a hobby and became quite an artisan at building furniture, making cedar chests for all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He added a large porch to their house where Mearl could grow her flowers. Forest never knew a stranger. The grandchildren were always surprised that 'Grampa' knew someone wherever he went. We know he is still talking with his friends.

Submitted by Lynn Breese

Winn, Mary Ann (1839 - 1921)

Denison Review
September 7, 1921

Again the grim angel of death has been busy in this vicinity and has cut down in the fullness of years one of the very old settlers. Mary Ann Winn was born in Huron County, Ohio, May 20, 1839 and died in Crawford County, August 31, 1921, aged 82 years, 3 months and 11 days.

She moved with her parents to Cedar County, Iowa in 1869 and resided there until 1881, when she moved to Crawford County with her brother, Peter Winn. Two years later, she moved with him to Nebraska where they lived for twelve years at which time they returned to Iowa, where she has since resided. She has been in failing health for some time so her death was not unexpected, and was very peaceful, surrounded by her loved ones as she fell asleep to awaken in eternity.

She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, E. A. Winn, of Sigourney, and Peter Winn, of Buck Grove one sister, Fanny D. Chase with whom she made her home at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were ably conducted by Reverend R. H. Dennis of Buck Grove after which the remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the Buck Grove Cemetery.

Submitted by Lynn Breese

Winn, Peter (1835 - 1924)

Denison Bulletin
April 2, 1924
Old Pioneer Called Home
Peter Winn, Respected Citizen of Washington Township Answers Final Summons

The death of Peter Winn, of Washington Township, has caused sorrow and regret among his host of acquaintances and friends. He has been a constant resident of Washington Township for the past thirty years (30) and his intercourse with his neighbors has always been that of an upright and honorable citizen. Although not active during his declining years, he loved companionship and enjoyed the company of his many friends. Mr. Winn lived well past his allotted three score and ten years. He has been a source of much comfort and pleasure to his relatives and they will miss him greatly from the family circle.

Peter Winn was born in Huron County, Ohio, on December 4, 1835 and died at his home near Buck Grove on March 29, 1924, at the ripe old age of eighty-eight (88) years, three (3) months, and twenty-five (25) days. He came to Iowa in 1864, locating at West Liberty, Iowa where he resided for seventeen (17) years.

It was there that he met and married Martha Ann Hawkins of Cedar County, Iowa. The wedding took place in February 1867 in West Liberty, Iowa. To this union was born a son, Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Winn came to Crawford County in 1881 and after two years of residence here, they removed to Holt County, Nebraska, and it was there that he was called upon to mourn the premature death of his wife, who died in 1885.

In 1894, he went to Arkansas where he resided for one year before he returned to Crawford County. He returned to this county in 1895, and has been a resident here ever since, making his home with his son Lee and family.

About four weeks ago, he suffered a stroke and in spite of all the professional skill and loving hands could do, he grew weaker until the end, which came on Saturday at eight o'clock in the morning. The funeral was held at the home, Sunday afternoon at 1:00 , Reverend Gumm of the Baptist Church of Dow City officiating. Interment was made in the buck Grove Cemetery.

He leaves to mourn his death his son, Lee and wife, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, Eliphalet of Sigourney, Iowa, one sister, Mrs. Fannie Chase of Buck Grove, a number of nephews and nieces and many, many friends. The Bulletin joins in extending the bereaved relatives a sincere sympathy in the hour of their sorrow.

Submitted by Lynn Breese

Winn, Walter Dwain (1906 - 1935)

28, Died Friday in Carroll Hospital
Was Taken Ill Jan. 1 and Underwent Operation.
Funeral held at Dow City Sun.

Death has visited the community again and this time taken from our midst a promising young man, respected by many friends.

Walter Dwain Winn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Winn, was born on December 23, 1906 in Washington Township. He has spent his entire life of 28 years and 10 days there. His illness was of short duration, he having been taken to the Carroll Hospital on January 1 where he passed away on Friday evening, January 11. All that loving hands and medical science could do was done for him, but to no avail. The remains were brought to the Jackson Funeral Home where they laid in state until Sunday afternoon, when the funeral services were held at the M.E. church at 1:30.

Elder Elvin Baughman of the L.D.S. Church delivered the sermon and Dr. Cable of the M.E. Church offered the prayer. Pallbearers were Jim Nehls, Francis McSorley, Joseph Hanrahan, Leonard Heller, Tony Zimmerman, and Wright McBride. A very large crowd of friends attended the services. A quartet composed of Mrs. Doris Griffin, Miss Irene Riley, Roger Walters, and Frank Fry sang "Abide with The Old Rugged Cross, No Night There," and "Me."

Dwain was a young man of cheerful disposition, a lover of children, reliable and trustworthy. He completed his education in the Dow City High School in 1925 and since that; time had continued to reside with his parents, who mourn his death. There are also two brothers, Forest and Raymond, and two sisters, Mrs., Harry Weber, and Mrs. Collin Miller, all residing in the area and other relatives and friends.

Some from out of town who attended the last sad rites were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stein, Schleswig; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heller and Leslie Franklin of Dunlap; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Rice and family; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hullsabus and son, Deloit; George and Joseph Zimmer and wives of West Side; and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Finnegan of Manilla. Interment was in the Dow City Cemetery.

Submitted by Lynn Breese

Mrs. E. J. Woolsencroft (abt 1847 - 1916)

Denison Review 1-12-1916

Mrs. E. J. Woolsencroft, a pioneer resident of Crawford county, passed away at her home at Ashland, Ore., on Monday, January 3rd at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 4 days. Mrs. Woolsencroft contracted a severe case of the grippe and it was this which caused her death. The remains were shipped to Denison by express and reached here this morning. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Deloit on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Ralston, the pastor, officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Woolsencroft left Crawford county several years ago and purchased a home at Ashland, believing that the climate there would be of benefit to them. Mrs. Woolsencroft died there a few years ago and his remains were brought to Crawford county for burial. At the time of going to press we were unable to secure the life history of Mrs. Woolsencroft.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Rev. Wm. Wright (1824 - 1900)

Denison Review, Tuesday, June 5, 1900

Rev. Wm. Wright died at his home in Denison at half past 2 p.m. June5th, 1900.

Mr. Wright was born in London, England, December 29th, 1824. He was educated as an architect and builder. As a young man he was employed for a few years in England after which he held a position as draughtsman in a railway construction office in Rouen, France. Here he became proficient in the French language.

He came to the United States in 1848. For about three years he conducted a very successful business for himself as an architect and contractor in Baltimore. But the restlessness and yearning for something better which had driven him from home, soon let him to adopt the Christian ministry as his life-s work. He graduated from the Episcopal Theologia Seminary at Alexandria, Va. in 1852.

In the same year he married in Philadelphia Miss Rachel Smith. Together they started after a few days in a sailing vessel, for a mission field in Liberia, Africa. They were in the mission work for eighteen months when they returned on account of sickness.

Since that time Mr. Wright has held parishes or missions at Lewes, Delaware, Minersville, Pa.; Boston, Mass.; Waverly, Nashua, Denison, East Des Moines, Marengo, Grinnell, Carroll and Vail, Iowa. He has served continuously in this state from 1866 until two years ago. While holding the parish in Pennsylvania he was quite active in the employ of the Christian Commission during the Civil War. Two years ago he was prostrated with the painful illness which caused his death. Truly may it be said of him his entire life was given to others without a thought of self. Of five sons and a daughter, three sons and his loving wife survive. This notice would not be complete without a slightly extended reference to his work in Denison.

He came here in the vigor of manhood twenty-five years ago. Soon after this as built the present Episcopal church. During the following three years he also established the Episcopal church in Vail where he again held charge from '92 to '98. We find that words fail us in paying tribute to this good and holy man whose whole life was a lesson of self-sacrifice and of charity and Christian devotion to all mankind. Gifted, finely educated, with brilliant prospects, he laid aside all the allurements of worldly comfort and ease to work in the vineyard of the Lord. Many are the lives made happier and better by his ministration, many the hearts whose load of sorrow he has relieved, many the souls that have found comfort and strength and hope in his words and in his deeds.

Surely the reward of the Master is his and he goes from earth to that place wherein his soul has for a long time lived. We cannot speak too highly of his character, nor dwell too lovingly upon his memory which he leaves as a blessed heritage to his loving wife and sons. His last years have been ones of suffering and intense pain which he bore with Christian fortitude. His loved ones can be comforted with the certain knowledge that for him death had no sting, the grave no bitterness. We regret that at this time we are unable to announce the time of his obsequies for we know that hundreds of his friends and neighbors will be anxious to be present to pay all the tribute to his memory that it is in their power to do.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Frank Weatherby (1855 - 1897)

Denison Review - March 24, 1897

Frank Weatherby was born December 10th, 1855 in Pennsylvania and died March 17th. 1897 at 5:30 o'clock p.m. at his home in Crawford County, Iowa, having lived in this county twenty two years.

His death was sudden and unexpected. He had been in the best of health and spirits lately, and had spent the afternoon with the farm hands, overseeing the work about the premises. In the evening he started alone to return to the house and nothing was further known of him until some of the boys returned and he was not there. Search was immediately made and he was found lying face downward in the muddy road. The body was immediately carried to the house, where the family tenderly cared for it, removing the mud from his face and dressing him in clean clothes. Medical aid was summoned in great haste but all too late, his light had gone out and the spirit returned to God who gave it.

Frank was the oldest son of a family of six children, and had stood at the head of the family for nineteen years since the death of his father. The father died suddenly soon after purchasing the present homestead leaving the mother and four young sisters to his care and protection. The youngest sister was then five years old and the brother was three years younger than himself.

The "two boys" as they are always called, have worked together, side by side, all these years. By their industry, they have accumulated many broad acres that lay around the small estate the father left, on every side. The deceased has watched with more than a father's care the lives, education and marriage of his sisters, no father could have regretted their leaving more when they left the home roof to go to homes of their own, or could have welcomed them more lovingly, when they came, as has been their custom, to visit the old home every summer. He had a jovial, sunny disposition with yet a reserve that commanded every man's respect as well as his friendship. No man in want ever left his door hungry or went from his granaries without food for his children.

He was a man of unusually good education to devote himself to the seclusion of arm life, having studied two years in early youth in the Jamestown academy in Jamestown, New York and afterwards, four years in Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, yet his mind, his modesty and his character were so great that no one even felt that he had had superior advantages. His afflictions were his own, but his noble, beautiful Christian life was everyone's who had a claim on him of blood or friendship.

Submitted by Melba, McDowell

Mrs. Eunice T. Wheeler (1816 - 1901)

Denison Review - September 1901

Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Z. T. Hawk in East Boyer Township, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902, Mrs. Eunice T. Wheeler, aged 86 years 5 months and 10 days.

Eunice Tucker was born in Cherry Valley, Otsago County, New York, on March 31, 1816. She spent her childhood on a farm near the historic village and often spoke of seeing the crumbled fire places and ruined foundations of the cabins burnt by the Indians in the bloody massacre of 1778. Here, too, were implanted in her mind those deep religious principles that seemed a part of her very being and that she carried with her to the last conscious hours of her long life.

She was in the direct line of descent from a Mayflower Puritan and the sternness and rigor of the Puritan faith were hers by inheritance. It was near to the unpardonable sin for the little maid to play on Sunday and when the weather was pleasant she might be found nestled behind a stump in the clearing committing to memory a hymn or a portion of a scripture. How thoroughly she learned her lesson and how faithfully she carried out the teachings of the Master, those who knew her best can testify.

The family removed to Union County, Ohio in 1837 and here, in 1840, Eunice was united in marriage to H. M. Wheeler. In 1848, with her husband, she removed to Indiana. Ever drifting with the westward tide, the family removed to Illinois and later to Iowa, where the final "halt" was made at Denison in 1865.

A few years later (1870) the home was established in East Boyer and here the husband died in 1879. The stricken and lonely mother was immediately taken into the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Z. T. Hawk, where loving care and filial affection have sheltered and protected her for 23 years.

Her early religious training naturally brought her into the church and at the age of 15 she united with the Presbyterian Church at Cherry Valley, which her grandfather and grandmother with six others had organized in colonial days. At the time of her marriage she joined the M. E. Church to be with her husband, who was a licensed Methodist exhorter. Her work for temperance began in her girlhood and was continued throughout her long life. She was a charter member of the W. C. T. U. of Denison and was carried to her final rest with her badge upon her breast.

From the days of her childhood she was an industrious reader and possessed a tenacious memory. Her mind was a storehouse of knowledge that enabled her to converse with intelligence on a range of subjects so wide as to challenge the respect and admiration of all who knew her. Self-effacement was the keynote of her character and she was most unhappy when she thought she was causing trouble to others. In almost her last conscious moments when asked on which side she would like to lie she murmured, "which every way is easiest for you to place me," the last connected words she ever uttered. In the shadow of the valley her though was for others. She leaves a saddened household behind her and it will be many a long day ere the sight of her vacant chair will cease to bring a pang of regret for the absent one.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

James Gardner Wheeler (1815 - 1897)

Denison Review - 11-3-1897

In Memoriam - Wheeler - at the home of his son in this city, Nov. 1st, 1897, Col. James G. Wheeler, aged 82 years, 4 months and 8 days.

James Gardner Wheeler was born in Oswego County, New York, June 23, 1815. He came of the sturdiest of New England stock, his grandfather having been a soldier of the Revolution, a veteran of the War of 1812 and whose baptism of American patriotism began with the Boston Tea Party and ended at Lundy's Lane.

His father was a cooper by trade, which industry he taught his son. At the age of twenty, Mr. Wheeler shipped as a sailor on a lake vessel and followed that occupation for upwards of three years, removing to Ohio afterward, where he engaged in the manufacture of potash. He continued to reside in Ohio for a period of about fifteen years, removing thence to Indiana, where he was married about the year 1854.

In 1859 he removed to Amboy, Illinois, engaging there at the cooper's trade which he followed until the fall of 1865 when he removed to David County, Iowa where his wife died and now lies buried.

In May of 1870 he came to Denison, but soon afterward went to O'Brien County, where he took a homestead and where he resided nearly seven years. He then returned to this city, where he has since constantly resided, living with his son, Mr. Scott Wheeler, for over fifteen years.

Mr. Wheeler was the father of three sons, Ancil G., the oldest dying in California in the spring of 1889, Scott and C. W. Wheeler, the latter living near Salix in Woodbury County.

While living in Ohio, Mr. Wheeler became a member of the first company of the second regiment of the Ohio State Militia and in 1841 was elected First Lieutenant of his company, being mustered in by Brigade Commander, W. W. Steele, who was a West Point graduate and who, afterwards, won renown as a Brigadier General of the Confederate Army who had charge of the cavalry division which opposed Gen. Bank's Red River expedition in Louisiana. When the Mexican War came on his regiment of militia tendered its services to the government and went to the seat of war, Mr. Wheeler winning his colonels epaulets during his patriotic services. The regiment had Gen. Steele for one of its captains, and took part in the engagements at Contreras and Cherubusco.

In politics Col. Wheeler was a staunch democrat, casting his first vote for President VanBuren and afterward for every candidate of his party until 1860 when he voted for Mr. Lincoln. He continued to act with the Republican Party until the campaign of 1876, when he voted for Mr. Tilden and during the remainder of his life voted always with the Democratic Party.

Mr. Wheeler was possessed of a strong individuality and while his education had been confined to what was to be obtained in the public schools of that early day, yet, by wide reading he had amassed a vast fund of knowledge and took a keen interest in all the public affairs of his time. He was of exceedingly retiring disposition, rarely talking of himself or of the stirring events in which he had participated. His final illness lasted a little more than two weeks during which he suffered severely, yet bore all with fortitude and patience. His mind was sustained b his great will power and he went to his rest as peacefully as the slumber of a little child.

The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon, a large congregation attending to pay a tribute of respect to the old Mexican veteran, the staunch partisan the good citizen. He goes to his reward fully ripe, gathered as a shock of ripe grain into the harvest of the All-Father. Please to his ashes.

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Mrs. Anteverta E. Wilson (1809 - 1897)

Denison Review - February 3, 1897

Mrs. Anteverta E. Wilson died at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. Knight, yesterday evening about five o'clock, after an illness of a few days. Mrs. Wilson came to Spencer about five years ago, since which she made her home most of the time with Dr. Knight and family. Although past 80 years of age when coming to Spencer, she was in the enjoyment of good health, was active bot in mind and body, and by her pleasant ways and cheerful disposition, won and retained the love and good will of all whom she met.

Especially was she friend of the children, many of whose burdens she helped to lighten and their sorrows to soften. During the last days and hours when delirious. She fancied herself with the children and working to make their lives pleasant. Only a few weeks ago, Grandmother Wilson as she was lovingly called by her friends, celebrated her 87th, to which she invited a large number of her old lady friends, with whom she greatly enjoyed the event. About a week ago she was stricken with pneumonia, medical skill and tender nursing by loving hands was of no avail and as yesterday evening's twilight was approaching her pure spirit winged its flight to the peaceful shore beyond life's river.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. H. Kennedy will be held at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon, after which the remains will be taken to Independence, Iowa, where she formerly lived for burial.

Mrs. Wilson - nee Smith - was born in Otsego County, New York, December 22, 1809. When three years of age, with her parents, she moved to Genesee County, New York. When 17 years old she opened a ladies' seminary at Leroy, New York, and conducted the same successfully for a number of years.

In January, 1838, she was married to Orsamus Wilson and two years later moved to Kane county, Illinois, and before there was any railroads west of Buffalo, New York. During her last illness she referred to this fact and also spoke of the pleasure the trip afforded her. In 1865 they moved to Buchanan county, Iowa, where Mr. Wilson died ten years later.

She leaves two children of her own, Mrs. Dr. Bentahll of Geneva, Ill. and A. D. Wilson of Denison, Iowa; also an adopted daughter, Mrs. Dr. Knight of this city. For more than seventy years she was an active Christian worker and the extent of her influence for good can only be measured by the one himself. We copy the foregoing from the Clay County News. We wish to add our tribute of respect and love to one who was well known to many in our community and greatly admired by all who met her. Mention was made of her birthday in The Review some two weeks ago, and now we chronicle her birthday "In the land that is fairer than day." "The dear Lord's best interpreters are humble human souls; The Gospel of a life like hers Is more than books or scrolls."

Submitted by Melba McDowell

Alvin Max Woebke (1929-1966)

Alvin Max Woebke, son of William and Helen (Lehmann) Woebke, was born July 17, 1929, in East Boyer Township where he also grew to manhood. He was baptized in infancy and affiliated with the Zion Lutheran church of Denison by the rite of confirmation in 1949. He died suddenly at his home on Thursday morning, July 7.

He was married to Bernice DeConnick on Feb. 8, 1953 and after their marriage they farmed in Paradise township.

Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran church on July 11 with the Rev. Carl W. Schmidt in charge. Songs were sung by the Lutheran Ladies choir with Mrs. Fred Rabe serving as organist. Interment was made in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers were Lester Hulsebus, Martin Lally, Loren Langholz, Walter Steckelberg, Walter Thies and Gilbert Zeimen.

He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Helen Woebke; three stepchildren, Bernard, Patricia and Johnnie DeConnick; four brothers, Walter of Ida Grove, Willie of Forest Grove, Ore., Albert of Manilla and Marvin of Denison; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Ladwig of Battle Creek, Mrs. Alma Poggensee of Denison, Mrs. Frieda Adams in Japan, and Mrs. Betty Klink of Denison. Preceding him in death were his father and one brother, Herman.

Transcribed by Mary Klauer

Anna Wellendorf (1876-1967)

Anna Johanna Stange was born in Cedar County, Iowa on July 3, 1876, the daughter of Johanna Reis and Frederick Stange. In 1881 the family moved to Davenport and thirteen years later they came to Crawford County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Grant Township on March 18, 1891. At the time of her death she was a member of the Winebrenner Church of God.

She was united in marriage on March 4, 1896 to Theodore Wellendorf. They made their home on a farm in Grant Township. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive her. Theodore died in 1916. She and her family then moved to Ida Grove where they made their home.

On August 10, 1921 Mrs. Wellendorf was married to Carl Wellendorf and they farmed in Hayes Township. In 1927 they moved to Schleswig and lived there 16 years. In 1943 they moved to Ida Grove. Carl died on February 4, 1960.

On July 3rd of last year, Mrs. Wellendorf was honored on her 90th birthday at which time over 200 relatives and friends called to congratulate her. She had enjoyed good health until suffering a fall in her home February 4 at which time she was taken to the hospital in Ida Grove and was later transferred to the St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, where she died Friday, March 3 at the age of 90 years and eight month.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother William Stange, four sisters, Emma and Augusta Stange, Mary (Mrs. Theo. Abbe) and Louisa (Mrs. Henry Wellendorf) and a step-son, Marvin Wellendorf.

She leaves to mourn her passing her five children, William of Ida Grove, Albert of Arthur, Helen (Mrs. Louie Kastner) and Harry of Schleswig and Edwin of Audubon, her three step-children, Harvey of Ida Grove, Rose (Mrs. Herbert Jurgensen) of Arthur and Walter of Sac City, several grandchildren, great grand-children, one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Winebrenner Church of God in Ida Grove. Rev. James McKenzie officiated, Mrs. Ronald Courtright was organist and Mrs. Vern Nelson sang "The Old Rugged Cross", "How Great Thou Art." Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darrell Wellendorf, Harlan Wellendorf, Orben Kastner, Ronald Wellendorf, Dale Wellendorf and Tom Wellendorf.

Transcribed by Mary Klauer

Dana Frederick Wiese (1964 - 1967)

Pitch Fork Injury Takes Life of Grandson Thursday

The grandson of Rev. and Mrs. Frederick Wiese, Schleswig died at the Omaha, Nebraska Methodist Hospital late Thursday following a pitch fork accident on a farm near Lake View.

Dana Frederick Wiese, 3, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arland Wiese, Lake View, was playing on his grandfather's (Hiko Franck's) farm six miles southeast of Lake View at the time of the accident.

Last Thursday, March 9th, Dana and his brothers with their mother Joanne were visiting at their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hiko Frank, six miles south east of Lake View. Their father, Arland, was on active military duty for four months at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois. The grandfather and Michael were out cleaning the hog house. After a while Dana came out. They did not want him in the hog house so they sent him out several times. As Michael was carrying a fork of manure out of the hog house to the spreader, Dana unexpectedly ran in and impaled himself on one of the tines which went in over his right eye into the brain. He never regained consciousness. They rushed him to the Lake View doctor, then to the Carroll hospital, then by ambulance to Methodist hospital in Omaha. He died there about 6:45 PM. The autopsy showed that nothing could have been done to have helped in any way.

Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View at 2 P.M. Monday, March 13. Rev Larry Leuthaeuser officiated. Burial was made in Luckow Cemetery. Casket bearers were four uncles: Verlin Frank, Jerel Frank, Lawrence Wiese and Brad Christensen.

Survivors include his parents, brother, Michael 7, and Gregory, 5; and grandparents, Rev and Mrs. Wiese, Schleswig and Mr. and Mrs. Hiko Franck, Lake View and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Alvin Luckow of Lake View and Mrs. F. A. Wiese of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Arland Wiese, his father, was taking special training at the Shanute Air Force Base in Illinois at the time of the accident. He is a Master Sergent in the Air Force Reserve and is a civilian employee of the Fort Dodge Air National Guard Base.

Transcribed by Mary Klauer

Edlef Westphalen (1906-1965)

Obituary of Edlef Westphalen
Who died July 18

Funeral services for Edlef Whestphalen were held on Wednesday July 21 at the Saint Paul Lutheran Church Hanover township. The choir sang, "Beautiful Savior", and the congregation sang, "Just As I Am Without One Plea". They were accompanied on the organ by Cynthia Meseck. Rev. C. Pannier read the following obituary:

Edlef Westphalen was born November 1, 1906 in Charter Oak, Iowa, to Detlef and Martha (Pranschke) Westphalen. He was baptized as an infant and in 1921 was confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the Rev. Amstein in Charter Oak. On August 23, 1932 he was united in holy matrimony to Sophie Rabe at St. Paul's by Rev. C Runge. Since then the couple made its home on the farm two miles north of the church.

To this union was born 8 children, 3 sons and 5 daughters. One daughter, Norene, preceeded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Sophie; and the following children; Harvey at home; Inez of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ardis, Mrs Russell Fischer of Council Bluffs; Wilma of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Larry, Vermillion, South Dakota, Sharon, Mrs John Kondes of Minneapolis, and Russell at home.

Transcribed by Doris Culbreath

Ella Wellendorf (1888 - 1970)

Funeral Services for Ella Wellendorf Held Monday

Funeral services for Ella M Wellendorf were held Monday, March 16, 1970 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. Rev. Ralph J. Ratzlaff officiated. Mrs. John Evers served as organist, and Mrs. Harlan Buffam and Mrs. Don Meyer sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross".

Ella Margaret Wellendorf, daughter of Marten and Anna Frierichsen was born in Otter Creek Township, on June 17, 1888 and departed this life at the Morningside Manor, Ida Grove, March 14 after a lingering illness.

She was married to Hugo Wellendorf on March 2, 1911 and after their marriage they resided in Hayes Township. Mr Wellendorf died April 1, 1953. Mrs Wellingdorf has been a resident of Morningside Manor since April, 1968.

Survivors include one son, Herbert Wellendorf and daughter-in-law, Rose Wellendorf, one brother Carl Friedrichsen, two sisters, Erna, Mrs. John F. Schmidt and Violet Moeller of Denison. Her husband, Hugo, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Richard Moeller, Harry Wellendorf, Herman Wellendorf, Magnus Wellendorf, Leslie Friedrichsen, and Raymond Friedrichsen. Interment was in the Morgan Cemetery.

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Henry Wessell (1889 - 1964)

Henry Frank Wessell, the son of Henry Wessell, and Lena (Borcherdt) Wessell, was born Sep. 20, 1889 in Schleswig. As a youth he lived in Crawford county, in Clinton and, also at Madison, S.D.

He was married to Frieda Rademacher on Aug. 11, 1915 at Charter Oak. After their marriage they resided in Crawford county with the exception of one year spent in Minnesota.

He had been in poor health the past two years and was taken to the hospital in Iowa City on Nov. 3, 1964 - and returned home on Dec. 13, and died on Dec. 18.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1938 at Bethlehem Lutheran church in Dow City. At the time of his death he was a member of the Zion Lutheran church in Denison. His funeral services were held at this church on Dec 21, with Rev. C.W. Schmidt officiating. Interment was in the Oakland cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Fuller, Tom Bramley, Louie Preul, Willard Fredrichsen, Carl Wilken, and Walter Schmieder.

Survivors include his widow, six daughters, Mrs. Florence Preul, Mrs. Esther Sonnichsen and Mrs. Helen Olson of Denison: Mrs. Lena Schumacher of Schleswig, Mrs. Lila Kline of Schleswig and Mrs. Lois Petersen of Lemars, tow sons, Delmar of Denison and Lloyd of Ida Grove, seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Kroll of Carroll, Mrs. Alvina Rademacher of Denison, Mrs. Emma Schultz of Madison, S.D., Mrs. Edith Keiner of Charter Oak, Mrs. Elsie Rotnicke of Mapleton, Mrs. Lydia Lill of Cherokee and Mrs. Eva Baumann of Sioux City, one brother, Ernest of Ute, 39 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

One daughter, Dorothy, and one grandson and two brothers, August and George, preceded him in death.

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Hugo Wulf (1901 - 1968)

Obituary of Hugo Wulf who died on July 23

Funeral services for Hugo N. Wulf were held on Thursday July 25, 1968 at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Schleswig with Rev. F.A. Wiese officiating. The organist was Mrs. Bernice Gronau. The choir sang "I'm but a stranger here" and the congregation sang "Rock of Ages".

Hugo Nicklaus Wulf, son of August Wulf and Bertha Nee Fries was born in Morgan Township on May 1, 1901. He lived all of his life in this community, working at various jobs. He joined the Lutheran church in 1959. He entered the Carroll hospital for a minor operation and unexpectedly died early on Tuesday.

He is survived by his brother, August of Sioux City, one nephew, Shirly Wulf of Beloit, Wisconsin and one niece, Mrs. Wayne Kuhlmann of Ricketts.

He attained to 67 years, 2 months, and 22 days. The pallbearers were John Wulf, Milroy Groth, Wilbert Groth, Wilbert Gierstorf, H. Merideth Wulf, and Leanord Hagemann.

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John Wiedemann (1885 - 1966)

Funeral Services for John Weidemann Tues.

Funeral services for John Wiedemann were held Tuesday Nov. 1, at the United Church of Christ, with Rev. R.J. Ratzlaff officiating. Mrs. John Evers, organist accompanied Mrs. Don Meyer and Mrs. Harlan Buffum who sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".

John, son of Julius Wiedmann and Wilhelmina nee Diebert was born September 5, 1885, at Ida County.

He was married to Lizzie Bendixen on March 29, 1911, at Schleswig. The couple lived in Ida County until February 4, 1952, when they moved to Schleswig.

John Wiedemann died at the Morningside Home at Ida Grove on October 29, 1966, due to a lingering illness. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elvera Brus, Denison, Ardene Deyo, Denver, Colorado, Milda Schiernbeck and Lajune Obrecht of Schleswig, nine grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Also survived by two sisters, Ella Cornish and Minnie Kuehl and one brother, Andrew Bossen of Hollywood, Florida.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ and was a former member of the church council. The Wiedemann's celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1961.

He is prededed in death by his parents, one brother, 5 sisters and one daughter.

He attained the age of 81 years one month and twenty-four days.

Pallbearers were, Keith Obrecht, Dale Schiernbeck, Burdell Brus, Melvin Teut, Alva Wiedemann and Warren Albertsen. Interment was made in the Morgan Cemetery.

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Julius Wulf (1878-1966)

Last Rites Held For Julius Wulf Who Died Recently

Funeral services for Julius Wulf were held Saturday, August 27, 1966 at the United Church of Christ, Schleswig, Iowa with Rev. R. J. Ratzlaff officiating. Mrs Broder Petersen was the organist accompanying a duet by Mrs. Ray Martens and Mrs. Ernie Grill. The Hymns were "Take Thou My Hand and Lead Me" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".

Julius Wulf was born in Germany June 20, 1878 to Jurgen Wulf and Amelia Lohse. He was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Dohnes of Fehmana and came to America in 1894 settling in Denison where he worked as a farm hand for eight years. He farmed for nine years around Denison and in 1913 moved to Climbing Hill moving to Schleswig in 1917.

He was united in marriage in 1904 to Wilhemia Schwarz who passed away in 1919. He was united in marriage to Caroline Luth.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, one stepdaughter, two wives and seven brothers.

He leaves to mourn, one son, William Luth, six grand children and five-great grandchildren.

He passed away August 24, 1966 after a lingering illness. Interment was made in the Morgan Township Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilbert Gierstorf, Lester Hagemann, Wilbert Groth, Herman Miners and Darlo Perwitz.

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Katherine (Brodersen) Wulf (1905 - 1963)

Obituary of Mrs. August Wulf Who Died February 25th

Funeral services for Mrs. August Wulf were held Thursday afternoon at the Immanual Lutheran Church. Rev. Frederick A. Wiese read the following obituitary:

Katherine Augusta, daughter of Thomas Brodersen and Theodora nee, Blohm, was born at Wyncote, Wyo., on Dec. 18, 1905. In November 1906, the family moved back to Iowa for a number of years lived in the Midway community. In 1920, the family moved to Battle Creek.

On December 14, 1924, Katherine was united to August Wulf in Christain marriage with the Rev. O. H. A. Hoemann, officiating.

The couple farmed south of Battle Creek until 1936 when they moved to Schleswig where they made their permanent home.

Katherine Wulf has been ill for some time and she unexpectedly passed away last Monday morning at the University Hospital, Madison, Wis.

She is survived by her husband August of Schleswig, one son, Shirly of Beloit, Wis., and one daughter LouWonne, wife of Wayne Kuhlmann of Ricketts. Four brothers; Fred of Holstein, Chris of Sioux City, Ben of Cushing and William of Byron, Conn. One sister, Mrs. Henry Steffen of Ogilvie, Minn., and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter who died in 1926 and one sister.

She was a life long member of the Lutheran Church, a member of this congregation over 25 years, having memberships in both the ladies Aid and the Aquila Priscilla Cub. She attained to 57 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Burial was made in the Morgan Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Meredith Wulf, Winston Hansen, Don Forthum, Ewald Brodersen, Oscar Brodersen, and Ormel Steffan.

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Henry J. Waderich (1904 - 1982)

Henry J. Waderich, 78, 2520 S. Helen St., died Thursday at a Sioux City Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Einar Fetterman, assistant pastor of First Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute, Iowa.

Mr. Waderich was born on June 11, 1904, in Ute. He moved to Sioux City in 1945. He farmed in the Ute, Soldier and Charter Oak areas and was then employed by Morningside College until retiring in 1974. He was a member of First Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda; two brothers, Walter of Denison and August of Mapleton; one sister, Mrs. Josie Kruse of Ute and two step-grandchildren.

Submitted by: RoseMary Rene