Barnet Devine, of Pomona, Cal., but formerly a resident of Kossuth county, was in Emmetsburg Saturday

the guest of Chas. McCormick of whom he is an old friend.

--Palo Alto Reporter, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 7 July 1899, page 4

Barney Devine returned to California last Friday.

--Algona Courier, 21 July 1899, page 5


Mrs. John Devine Dies at 84 Years

of Age—

Mrs. John Devine [Nancy Ann Meagher], who came to Kossuth in 1855, died last week Monday at

a hospital in Dubuque of old age. Her sons Frank and Barnet were with her and brought the

remains to Livermore, where the funeral was held Wednesday. Mrs. Devine was born in Ireland

and was in her 84th year. Until 11 years ago she was a resident of Kossuth near St. Jo. During her

last years she lived in Livermore. Seven children were born, six of whom survive. They are: John,

living at Junction City, Kansas; James, Barnet, Frank, Mrs. M. Noonan at Bode, Mrs. Kajewski at

Emmetsburg and Mrs. John Dunphy, deceased. Mrs. Devine was a good woman. The old settlers

will mourn her departure, and extend their kindliest sympathy to Mr. Devine and the children.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 16 August 1899, page 8

[John’s son] Frank Devine has sold his farm to August Berte of Rutland for $45 an acre and has bought east

of Livermore a new farm at $50 an acre. Land is land down in the south end of Kossuth.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 30 August 1899, page 5

Mrs. Matt [Sarah Ann] Freilinger died at Seneca Sunday morning. She was

Barnet Devine's oldest [sic] daughter.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, Wednesday, 22 November 1899, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wernert of St. Joe attended the funeral of Mrs. Matt Freylinger of Seneca last Monday.

Mrs. Wernert and Mrs. Freylinger were sisters.

--Algona Courier, 24 November 1899, page 5

Mat Freilinger will rent his farm at Seneca this year and let his boys hire out.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 27 December 1899, page 8

John Devine of Livermore has gone to Fairville, Palo Alto county, to live with his daughter.

--Algona Courier, 12 January 1900, page 5

Matt Freylinger bought a fine monument this week of Shelly & Pettibone to place over his wife's grave in

Bancroft. It weighed over two tons. Mr. Freylinger has rented his farm and will send his children to school

in Bancroft.

--Algona Courier, 12 January 1900, page 5

M. Freilinger sold a bunch of steers some days ago to J. Jordan of Bancroft for which he realized $2,450.

Mr. Freilinger is an old hustler. He will retire from farming this spring.

--Algona Courier, 23 February 1900, page 8

Matt. Freylinger spent all last week at LeMars, where he took his little boy for treatment. The little fellow

was ruptured about six months ago, and Matt, took him to a doctor at LeMars in whom he had much


--Algona Courier, 13 April 1900, page 5


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