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23 JAN 1914
John Flaig, son of Joseph Flaig of southeast of town, died at a hospital in Minneapolis Friday of last week of Tuberculosis. He was a man of 30 years and leaves a wife and three children. Funeral services were held here Tuesday and interrment made in Gackle cemetery. Rev. Theo. H. Pfenning officiated.

30 JAN 1914
Gottlieb Sommerfeld died at his home Thursday of last week. He had been ailing for about four years and was very sick the last six weeks. He was 45 years old at the time of his death and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. We join the friends of the family in extending sympathy to them in their bereavement.

13 FEB 1914
Mrs. John Bitterman of Streeter, died at her home Tuesday after an illness of about two years. The funeral service was held Thursday. The Republican joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

3 APR 1914 - "Our Brother"
Oliver J. Pettit died at the home of his parents at Fargo, Friday evening, March 27th, of pneumonia. Deceased is a brother of the editor and is well known in this vicinity, having at different times worked on The Republican. He was born at Hunter, this state, where he lived until 15 years of age. He has since resided with his parents at Fargo, except a few months spent in Chicago last winter attending school, or short stays at different North Dakota points working at his trade. Deceased was a printer and belonged to the International Typographical Union. He was also a Linotype operator and machinist. He was taken back to his old home at Hunter for burial which took there Monday. Rev. Olds preached the funeral sermon at the Methodist church. The floral offering from his numerous friends in Fargo and Hunter was large and beautiful. It brought a message of comfort to the bereaved family to know of the esteem in which their son and brother was held. He leaves a mother and father, four brothers and two sisters, besides other relatives to mourn his loss.

3 APR 1914
We are sorry in this issue to chronicle the death of the 4 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hagen. The little one was in perfect health Saturday, playing around as little ones do. Sunday morning he was taken with cramps which lasted but a few, hours when little Oscar was called to his maker. He was buried Tuesday at the Finn cemetery 8 miles south of Gackle. Walter Isaacs preached the funeral sermon. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hagen, sympathize with them in their sad bereavement.

10 APR 1914 - "Mrs. Peter Seidel Dead"
Mrs. Peter Seidel died at her home northeast of Gackle this morning (Friday). We have not learned anything regarding the cause of her death or the funeral arrangements. A more complete account will be given next week.

10 APR 1914 - "Boy's Leg Crushed"
August Ritola's Son Had Misfortune. He is in a Critical Condition
Eddie, the four year old son of August Ritola who lives just south of town, had the misfortune of having on of his legs badly crushed from a wagon wheel last Monday.
   It seems that a hired hand was out after a load of hay and upon returning to the buildings the little boy wanted to get on to ride to the barn. The man stopped the team and the boy climbed upon the wagon wheel in an effort to get on the load when the team started, the wheel running over the boy's leg near the hip. The bones were badly crushed and the little fellow was taken to a hospital at Fargo Tuesday morning by Dr. Martin of Streeter, Mrs. Ritola accompanied them.
   As we go to press we learn tat the boy is in a critical condition but we hope that he will recover from his serious injuries.

17 APR 1914
Eddie, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. August Ritola who was badly injured Monday of last week, died at a Fargo hospital Saturday forenoon at 9 o'clock. The body was brought over from Cleveland Monday and the funeral was held on Tuesday from the Finnish church southeast of Gackle. The little fellow had reached the age of 4 years, 6 months and 22 days, following but a few days of suffering caused from his severe bruises. The bereaved relatives have our sincere sympathy.

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12 JUN 1914
A brother of Walter Isaacs was overcome by gas while working in a well Wednesday and died from the effects. The funeral was held Friday. We have not learned the full particulars but will try to have a complete account for next week.

19 JUN 1914 - "Gordon Isaacs Asphyxiated"
Gordon Isaacs was overcome by gas in a well Tuesday of last week on the Matte Karvonen place, 21 miles southeast of here. He was brought up 67 feet but fell back again. His leg was broken and he also had internal injuries. Dr. Benn of Kulm was called and did all he possibly could to relieve his sufferings. He died Wednesday. He was buried Friday in the Finnish cemetery south of town, Rev. Charles Daniels of Hecla, S.D., officiating.
The deceased was 22 years old and leaves a mother, father, 3 sisters and 3 brothers to mourn his death. The Republican extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

17 JUL 1914 - "Shot Was Fatal"
The little 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Anderson, who live southwest of Gackle, was accidentally shot thru the intestines last Monday and lived only until the nest afternoon. The little fellow and a brother were at the farm home and the older brother, about 8 years old, accidentally shot the rifle, the bullet going directly through the body. Drs. Meadows and Martin were the attending physicians but nothing could be done to save the life. The body was buried in the Finnish Cemetery.

31 JUL 1914 - "Obituary"
Martin Haut died at his home in Spokane, Wash., Monday, July 20th, at the age of 74 yrs., 4 mos., and 27 dys.
   Mr. Haut had been in good health all spring and while taking a nap died from valvular heart trouble. He had visited here for some time with his son two years ago.
   Martin Haut was born in Germany 1840, came to this country in 1872 to Danville, Ill. In 1873 he moved to Ottertail County, Minn., and in 1905 he moved with his family to Spokane, Wash. where he resided up to the time of his death.
   The funeral services were held Friday of last week at 2:30 p.m. at the German Evangelical Church at Spokane and the remains were laid to rest in Gravewood Cemetery at Spokane.
   Deceased leaves to mourn his loss, Mrs. Martin Haut, his aged wife; one son and two daughters in Minnesota; A. H. Haut of Gackle, a son; and three daughters in Spokane. All of the family living were present at the funeral.
   The Republican, with a score of other friends, extends its sincere sympathy to the heartbroken relatives in their hour of sorrow.

7 AUG 1914 - "Sheriff Baltzer Dead"
Christian Baltzer of Napoleon, our present sheriff, died at his home Wednesday, after a few weeks illness. He had been sick with erysipelas and was later taken with a severe cough.
   Mr. Baltzer is an old resident of Logan county, having held several of the different offices, and was prominent in political circles. More particulars will be given next week.

7 AUG 1914 - "Death of Christian Baltzer"
On Wednesday morning, August 5th, occurred the death of Christian Baltzer, sheriff of Logan county, at his home in Napoleon. Deceased was taken sick on the 5th of July, just one month previous to his death, with erysipelas, from which he rallied, but pneumonia set in, which place him in such a weak condition that he was unable to withstand the ravages of the disease and quietly passed away at about 4 o'clock a.m. on the above date.
   Deceased was born in southern Russia in April in the year of 1866. In 1885 he was married to his surviving wife and in 1889 immigrated, with his wife, mother and brother Andreas and two sisters, to America, locating at Scotland, S.D. He remained there until the following spring of that year, when he went to the state of Colorado, where he remained until 1896, when he removed to Logan county settling in the Brost settlement, now the town of Fredonia.
   In the year of 1902 he was elected clerk of the district court of Logan county in which capacity he continued for two terms, when he was elected county treasurer, which he also held for two terms.
   He was then elected sheriff and was just completing his second term in that office.
   He leaves besides his wife, five daughters. Mrs. Theresa Miller of King, Mrs. W. C. Tegtmeier of Herman, Minn., and Misses Mary, Rebecca and Emma, two sons, John of King, and William of this city. Also Andreas Baltzer a brother, residing north of Napoleon, and five sisters, Mrs. Stutz of Russia, Mrs. Margurite Bauer of the King settlement, Mrs. Wilhelmena Schweigert of Kulm, Mrs. Maria Stutz of Pethune, Col., and Mrs. Eva Schoal of Pethune, Col. The latter two sisters being unable to be here for the funeral.
   The remains of the departed Christian Baltzer were laid to rest in the Napoleon cemetery yesterday afternoon, August 6th, 1914, the Rev. Wilms, German Lutheran minister of Wishek, officiating, assisted by Rev. C. C. Benson of M. E. church of Napoleon. The services were held from the M. E. church.
   News of the death of Sheriff Baltzer carried a general surprise to his friends far and near. He was until his late illness a man of robust health and strength, but the severity of the attack with which he became afflicted made rapid inroads upon his vitality and his strength was speedily exhausted. His suffering was at times very intense, but he made many rallies which lent hopes for his recovery.
   About nine o'clock of the evening preceeding his death he said he could not hold out any longer and that he was going to die. His prediction came true at about 4:30 the following morning.
   Christian Baltzer will be long remembered as one of the prominent political factors of Logan county. He was a kind and generous disposition and was a powerful leader among his friends. He was re-elected several times to important county offices, and he always made good. His untimely death is deplored on every hand.
   The floral offerings were many and beautiful, bespeaking the high esteem in which our departed fellow citizen was held. The funeral cortege was the largest ever had here, as friends came from gar and near to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed. -- Napoleon Homestead.

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18 SEP 1914
The infant child born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neuman Saturday, died Tuesday. The Republican joins friends in extending sympathy.

25 SEP 1914
The little child of Gottlieb Geinger, who was taken to Edgeley the fore part of the week, died at the hospital there Thursday morning of spinal meningitis. The remains were brought home Thursday afternoon. We have not learned what arrangements have been made for the funeral. The republican joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved parents.

2 OCT 1914
The funeral over the remains of the little Geinger girl were held last Friday afternoon from the home.

30 OCT 1914
News reached here of the death of Geo. Heflen Saturday October 24, at the home of his son at Ottumwa, Ia. He left here about two weeks ago and at the time of his departure was not in very good health. Never-the-less his death comes as a shock to the community. We have been unable to get further particulars but will publish more next week.

6 NOV 1914 - Obituary
George W. Heflen was born in Taylorsville, Ind., April 2 1844. When he reached the age of four years his parents moved to Wisconsin, where he grew to young manhood. He enlisted in the civil was in 1863 at the age of 18 years. He served three years in the 12th Wisconsin Battery. Shortly after the close of the war he moved west where he married Miss Jennie Reyns.
   The deceased is well known in this vicinity having lived here several years. He left here about a year ago for Ottumwa, Ia., to live with his son. He spent a couple of months here this summer visiting relatives and up until a few days before his return to Iowa had been in good health.
   He, however, reached the home of his son, and after resting a few days seemed to feel better. On Wednesday of the following week he seemed worse and a doctor was summoned. He was advised to go to a hospital which he did the same evening. He died Sunday evening, October 25, at 7:30 o'clock at the age of 70 years, four months and twenty-two days. He was a member of the Christian church and the Masonic order. The funeral was held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at two o'clock from the Daggett Chapel at Ottumwa, Iowa.
   He is survived by one son, Jesse, of Ottumwa, Ia., a brother, R. F. Heflen of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Flagler of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Thomas of Madison, Wis.
   He has a host of friends here who join the Republican in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

18 DEC 1914
The Republican is called upon this week to chronicle the death of Mrs. Andrew Dormanen, which occurred Tuesday of last week at her home south of Gackle. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon, interment being made to the Finn Cemetery. We join the many friends of the family in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sad loss.

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