Historical Happenings Compiled by Helen Reiland and Mike Holtorf
THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL- BARBARA J. TOMMERAAS- Editor & publisher
Feb. 8, 1946
Mrs. Ami McDonough has been at Faribault the past week and a half. Her father, F. Chapman died Sunday afternoon. Local friends were sorry to hear of the death of Fan Chapman of Faribault. The local creamery had a new ventilation system installed last week by the King Ventilating Co.
ALBERT JUERS of near Lake City died Wednesday of last week. He was married to Margaret Copp. Mr. Juers was a brother-in-law of Ignatz Grossback of this village. John Prom of Harvey, N.D. is visiting relatives and friends here. Leo LaVan left last week-end for Chicago, where he is engaged in wrecking houses. Norbert Tri returned recently after 40 months service in the naval reserve on the Atlantic coast.
Janet Ann daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schafer was baptized Sunday afternoon at St. Peter and Paul’s church by the Rev. D.J. Lavery. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Murray Jones.
Mrs. Felix Marx and Bill Scott went to Minneapolis Saturday to visit their brother, in St. Mary’s hospital. Doctors have had to re-break one leg and he will be confined to bed for at least another four weeks.
The fire department was called to the Gervas Jostock home west of town Tuesday evening, for a chimney fire which was easily put out. Edgar Gahler of St. Paul was here Tuesday and took his trailer to Minneapolis, where he had sold it as a dwelling.
Cheer for the Cheerleaders: We have mentioned this before, but think its due for a repeat. We are speaking of the excellent job the high school cheerleaders are doing at the basketball games. They’re attractive and their costumes are attractive…. To our eyes, at least, they have far outshone those of visiting teams and really have a professional touch. Active on the cheerleader list are Patty Almeter, Jean Pagle, Mary Hoffman, Donna Redding and Eloda Hofschulte.
FEB. 15, 1946
MRS. META LOHN: Mrs. Meta Lohn, 78 years old died last Monday of a heart ailment after an illness of five years. Formerly Meta Holst, she was married to Barthold Lohn who died in 1912. Funeral services were conducted in the Bear Valley Lutheran Church, with interment in the Chester cemetery.
FRANCIS E. CHAPMAN: formerly of Mazeppa, died at his home on Sunday. He was 90 years old and was born July 14, 1855 at Mazeppa. He married Lillian Carlon in 1876 here. She survives with six children, Mrs. Ami McDonough of Mazeppa, Morris of Pine Island, Roy of California, Charles of Faribault, Mrs. Edna Zeoel of Milwaukee and John Chapman of Simpson.
EMIL BECKER DIES SUDDENLY AT HAMMOND: Emil died suddenly Friday afternoon in the Hammond Liquor store of which he was proprietor. He was 63 years old. Until he moved to Hammond 10 years ago, Mr. Becker operated a furniture store and undertaking establishment at Elgin for several years.
MARRIED IN WISCONSIN: Before the altar of the Reformed church at Sussex, Wis., Miss Lois Figy daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Figy of Pine Island, exchanged nuptial vows with Arnold A. Poncelet, son of Mrs. Vail E. Smith.
GROSSBACH---OLSON: Carl Grossbach and Miss Mabel Olson of LaCrosse were married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in that city. The couple will reside with her father, Oliver Olson.
LOCAL NEWS: Leo Liffrig has taken a position at the local creamery. Joe Francis of St. Paul was a local visitor Friday and Saturday. Pfc. Leonhardt Gahler has been discharged from the army at Santa Ana, Calif., and is expected home this week. At a recent meeting the village council raised the On Sale Liquor license fee in this village from $500 to $750 per year. F.W. Kinsley has sold his house, now occupied by C.C. Miller, to Wm. Siems of South Mazeppa, who will move her soon. A chimney fire at the Ignatz Grossbach home Friday evening drew out the fire department, but the blaze was extinguished quickly. Ernest R. Hoefs of New Ulm was a business visitor in Mazeppa Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Len McDougal of St. Charles were Thursday visitors at the Leslie Graves home. Donald Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. John Dennis of Austin came Saturday evening and visit Mrs. D. Dennis and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Gruhlke held the program planning meeting for the Chester and Mazeppa Farm Bureau Groups last Thursday evening. The groups will sponsor a joint picnic to be held in the Mazeppa Park and a group meeting at Bellechester.