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1918

THE GACKLE REPUBLICAN - DEATHS

 

25 JAN 1918
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The 3-month old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Blaskowski died early Thursday morning and was buried in the local cemetery this afternoon.

29 MAR 1918 - DEATH SUMMONS END YEARS OF SUFFERING OF CANCER VICTIM
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Mrs. Gesina Brunnenkant died on Thursday, March 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. Young, near this city, the cause of her death being cancer of which she has been a sufferer for years.

The deceased was born in Germany, March 20, 1855, and came to this country in 1870, locating at Sterling, Ill., on April 6th of that year. She was married in that city on April 15, 1871, and make her home in Sterling until 1896. Shortly after her husband's death on February 8, 1896, she went to Iowa and for many years has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Young.

The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. W. Young of this city and Mrs. W. E. Haw of Edincott, Wash., and one son, Louis, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, also a sister living at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, March 26th, at Sterling, Ill., services being conducted in the German Lutheran church in that city.

29 MAR 1918 - JUD SOLDIER BOY RETURNED HOME DIED PAST WEEK
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Corporal Oscar Lee, who returned home from Camp Cody several weeks ago, died at Jud Sunday. The young man had been sent home to recuperate after a long illness and it was thought that he would be all right again, but he became worse and soon died. He was one of the first boys from Jud to volunteer and made good in the army. The funeral is being held in that city today and quite a few local people are in attendance.

19 APR 1918 - "VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA, FUNERAL SERVICES AT ONE THIS AFTERNOON"
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A few weeks ago Andrew Otto went to Robinson, N.D. to bring his son home who was sick. A few days later a severe case of pneumonia developed and on Tuesday evening of this week Jacob, the son died at his parent's home near this city. The deceased was 30 years old on August 12th last year, and is survived by a wife, four sons and one daughter besides his parents, seven brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be conducted at one o'clock this afternoon from the Baptist church, interment to be in Elhard cemetery.

19 JUL 1918 [Obituary Condensed]
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Robert Franklin Heflin, who passed away on Sunday night, had been of ill health for some time. Funeral services were held on the lawn of the home, which was beautifully decorated with the national colors. Rev. Baumann, of the Congregational church of this place and Rev. Doty, of Oakes, officiated at the last sad rites of our friend and brother.

The pallbearers were Messrs. Geo. Elhard, H.H. France, Geo. Duetcher, T.P. Conery, E.M/ Reule and Mike Dertheim.

Robert Franklin Heflin was born in Taylorsville, Ind. on Jan. 2, 1848, and died at Gackle, N.D. on July 14, 1918, at the age of seventy years.

While still very young, he moved with his parents to Wisconsin. When but a boy he enlisted in and served through the Civil War. In 1877 he was married to Lucilia Murray. In 1884, with his young wife, he moved to Brown County South Dakota, where they lived until about 12 years ago when they came to North Dakota, where they lived until the time of his death. Two children, Mrs. Elmer Heffelfinger and Jess Heflin, were born to them, together with the wife and mother survive the departed.

9 AUG 1918 - ANOTHER PIONEER PASSED AWAY
From Kulm Messenger:
Fredrick Bartel died at Bismarck Hospital Wednesday Evening -- Funeral Sunday
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In the passing away of Fredrick Bartel at the Bismarck hospital this week Wednesday evening, this section lost another one of it earliest pioneers. Mr. Bartel had bee ailing for the past the years, the last five of which he had been practically an invalid. He was taken to the Bismarck hospital about ten days ago. Kidney trouble was the cause of his demise.

Fredrick Bartel was born in Kulm, Besserabia, South Russia, May 16, 1845. In 1883 he came to this country, bringing his family with him, first stopping at Parkston, S.D. but moving to the homestead ten miles south of this city the same year. Failing health caused him to move to this city about 8 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, one son Daniel, residing south of Merricourt, and two daughters, Mrs. Emanuel Reule, of Gackle and Mrs. Mat Gehnert of this vicinity.

Funeral services will be held in the German Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Neutzman officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetary west of town.

23 AUG 1918 - ELEVEN-YEAT-OLD SON OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN HEHR MET WITH TRAGIC DEATH
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One of the saddest deaths it has been our duty to chronicle is that of Master John Hehr, eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hehr, who met his death at shortly after twelve o'clock Fred
in a run-a-way at their home three miles east of this city.

Preparations had just been made to start threshing on the Hehr farm and the boy was with the men at the threshing rig when they unhitched to go to dinner. He was given a team to drive to the barn and was doing so when for some reason the team became frightened and started to run. The boy was thrown to the ground, became entangled in the lines and was dragged by the team through the barn and to a hay stack considerable distance away, where they stopped and where Master John was found. His wounds and injuries were so many that he lived for but a few moments after they reached him. It is thought that the horses kicked him as he was being dragged over the ground.

The father of the child rushed to his car at once with the intent on coming to town for a doctor but before he got started the little fellow had breathed his last and the services of a physician could prove of no avail.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Willma of Wishek officiating.

The grief-stricken father, mother, sisters and brothers is extended the sympathy of all in this, this deepest hour of sorrow.
-KULM MESSENGER.

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